Terms of Use

By accessing this website you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use, all applicable laws and regulations and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, do not use this site. Any claim relating to the Collingwood Public Library’s website shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario. All material contained in this website is protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.


The Collingwood Public Library (CPL) is committed to creating an accessible online environment and to making its web documents available to everyone in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, S.O. 2005, c. 11. However, there may be instances where not all content is in an accessible format such as services provided by third parties. Should you need assistance in obtaining an accessible alternative for non-accessible content, please contact the our Administrative Centre at info@collingwoodpubliclibrary.ca 

Disclaimer of Warranties

The information on this website is provided as a public service.  Although every attempt has been made to ensure its accuracy, CPL makes no warranties or representations, express or implied, concerning the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information contained on this website.

Disclaimer of Liability

In no event shall CPL be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of this website, with the delay or inability to use the website, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics obtained through the website, or otherwise arising out of the use of the website, whether based on contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the website, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the website.


By utilizing this website, you agree to indemnify and release CPL, its officers, employees, agents and contractors from all liability for loss or damage of any nature and kind, including loss of damage incurred as a result of their negligence and from all  claims alleging loss, costs, expenses, damages (including without limitation, damages for infringement of any third party's proprietary rights) or injuries (including injuries resulting in death) due to or arising out of your possession, use or distribution of the data or due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Use.

Prohibited Use

This website is being provided for your personal non-commercial use. Any information, software or products contained on this website may be used, downloaded and printed for non-commercial purposes provided the content of the website is not modified, in whole or in part, and that every copy of the downloaded or printed information is accompanied by this disclaimer notice and copyrights. By using this website you agree not to use the data obtained from the website for solicitations, commercial or otherwise; use any data obtained from the website as part of a commercial product, service or content offering; sell or otherwise distribute any data obtained from the website; incorporate any data from the website into any email or competing products; or use the data in a manner which could be reasonably expected to offend a person for whom the data is relevant.

The information, software and products contained on this website shall not be modified, copied, distributed, reproduced, published, licensed, transferred or sold for a commercial purpose, in whole or in part, without the written consent of CPL.

Collection of Non-Identifying Information

CPL collects non-identifying information from your computer when visiting this website. This information includes the Internet Protocol (I.P.) address, type of browser, date and time of visit, and the different webpages visited by you.

This information is used strictly for statistical reporting purposes, and to design and improve access to information and services available on the website. This information is not combined with other information or services to determine your browsing habits on websites beyond those operated by us, or to identify you personally.

Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

There may be instances where your personal information is required to provide you with information or services. Where your information is required, the amount collected will be limited to the minimum amount and type necessary to provide you with the information or service requested. This information will only be used for the purposes for which it was collected and will not be used to create an individual profile or combined with other information held by the County to create a new database of information. 

The personal information that you provide will be used, protected and disclosed only in accordance with:

  • Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter M. 56.
  • CPL Policy PRO-02 Confidentiality & the Protection of Privacy
  • CPL Policy PRO-13 CASL (Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation)

If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of this information by the CPL, or would like a copy of our policies, please contact the Administrative Centre on info@collingwoodpubliclibrary.ca