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Terms and conditions

This website is an initiative of the Honourable Canadian Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette, with the support of the Senate Liberal Caucus Research Fund, Canadian Liberal Senators and MPs, filmmaker Raoul Jomphe and the Universal Declaration Committee, made up of Canadian sealers, Aboriginal people from eastern and western Canada and a number of scientists based in Canada and in The United States.

Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the following terms and conditions. The information provided on this website is for general and educational purposes only. However, you are advised to verify the accuracy of any information on the website before relying on it.

Privacy Policy

Anybody will not use any personal data collected on this site for any purpose other than that specifically stated. Anybody will not use personal contact details unless you agree to the data protection opt in supplied. If you agree to receive, or sign up for, further information from Canadian parliamentarian and/or by the Seal hunting communities, you will be offered an opportunity to unsubscribe from that communication at all points of contact. We subscribe fully to the Canadian Data protection laws and also subscribe to the best practice guidelines of the DMA Email Marketing Council (June 2007).

We will never intentionally misuse or allow others to misuse any personal data it collects or holds. We will not pass on any personal information to any other organization for any purpose. We do not sell or pass on personal contact details to any organization and will not do so in future without asking you for a specific opt-in to that scheme.

We do collect standard log files on its web server. These log files do not collect personal data but rather collect information which assists us in assessing the use and usability of it various sites. This information may include the IP address of your computer. We will not attempt to trace that IP address to you personally, nor will it allow that information to be tracked by outside agencies.


This website uses short term ‘session’ cookies which exist while you are on the site assist us in tracking the use and usability of the site.

Third party websites

This website may contain links to websites which are not under the control us. We do not accept responsibility or liability for the operation or content of such websites. Inclusion of these links is for your convenience only and does not imply any endorsement by us. You are responsible for complying with the terms and conditions of use of any linked site. No third party is permitted to link any other website to this website without obtaining our prior written consent.


We accept no liability for any images loaded onto this website by members of the public.  We do moderate the images displayed and will exclude any images deemed unfit for the website eg explicit, pornographic, cruel or otherwise inappropriate. We recognise that artists and photographers have rights to their work.  We have asked everyone who loads an image to credit the artist/photographer if the image has been copied from another source. However, as we cannot be aware which images should be attributed, it is impossible for them to monitor or police accreditation.  We will immediately credit or remove any image which is displayed in breach of the owners’ rights or wishes once the owner or their agent reports the breach.


The information and materials on this website may be printed and used for personal purposes only. You may electronically copy or print extracts of materials from this website for such purpose only and without alteration, addition or deletion. Any other use requires our express written permission. All rights reserved.

Restrictions on use

You may not access, use, download, copy, print, display, link, frame, store for subsequent use, transmit or distribute any information from this website except as expressly provided for in these terms and conditions.


We may at any time modify these Terms and Conditions and the new version will be posted on the website. Your continued use of the website constitutes your agreement to these terms and conditions.

Applicable laws

This website (including these Terms and Conditions) shall be governed by Canadian law and the Canadian courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising from this website.

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