YouCount Disclaimer (As of – March 9, 2021)

Part 1: General Disclaimer

YOUCOUNT.CA MAKES NO GUARANTEE OF VALIDITY ("YouCount", "we", "us", "our") is an online open-content collaborative platform; that is, a voluntary association of individuals and groups working to develop a common resource of human knowledge. The structure of the project allows anyone with an Internet connection to alter, access, and publish any content on YouCount. Please be advised that nothing found here has necessarily been reviewed by people with the expertise required to provide you with complete, accurate or reliable information.

That is not to say that you will not find valuable and accurate information in YouCount; much of the time you will. However, YouCount cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. Any content in YouCount may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields. Note that most other encyclopedias, informative platforms, and reference works also have disclaimers.

No formal peer review

While we have made every attempt to ensure the information contained in YouCount has been obtained from reliable sources, YouCount is not uniformly peer reviewed; while readers may correct errors or engage in casual peer review, they have no legal duty to do so and thus all information read here is without any implied warranty of fitness for any purpose or use whatsoever. Even contents that have been vetted by informal peer review may later have been edited inappropriately, just before you view them.

None of the users, contributors, sponsors, administrators or anyone else connected with YouCount in any way whatsoever can be responsible for the appearance of any inaccurate or libelous information or for your use of the information contained in or linked from these web pages.

In no event and under no theory of liability, including contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, warranty, or otherwise, will YouCount and its affiliates be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special, or punitive damages, or lost profits arising from or relating to these terms or the services, including those arising from or relating to content made available on the services that is alleged to be defamatory, offensive, or illegal. Access to, and use of, the services is at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your device or computer system, or loss of data resulting therefrom. The limitations of this section will apply to any theory of liability, including those based on warranty, contract, statute, tort (including negligence). The foregoing limitation of liability will apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.

No contract; limited license

Please make sure that you understand that the information provided here is being provided freely, and that no kind of agreement and/or contract is created between you and the owners and/or users of this site, the owners of the servers upon which it is housed, the individual YouCount contributors, any project administrators, system operators or anyone else who is in any way connected with any content herein subject to your claims against them directly.

There is no agreement or understanding between you and YouCount regarding your use or modification of this information; neither is anyone at YouCount responsible should someone change, edit, modify or remove any information that you may post on YouCount or any of its associated contents.


Any of the trademarks, service marks, collective marks, design rights or similar rights that are mentioned, used or cited in YouCount are the property of their respective owners. Their use here does not imply that you may use them for any purpose other than for the same or a similar informational use as contemplated by the original authors of these YouCount. Unless otherwise stated YouCount and its affiliates are neither endorsed by nor affiliated with any of the holders of any such rights and as such YouCount cannot grant any rights to use any otherwise protected materials. Your use of any such or similar incorporeal property is at your own risk.

Personality rights

YouCount contains material which may portray an identifiable person who is alive or deceased recently. The use of images of living or recently deceased individuals is, in some jurisdictions, restricted by laws pertaining to personality rights, independent from their copyright status. Before using these types of content, please ensure that you have the right to use it under the laws which apply in the circumstances of your intended use. You are solely responsible for ensuring that you do not infringe someone else's personality rights.

Jurisdiction and legality of content

Publication of information found in YouCount may be in violation of the laws of the country or jurisdiction from where you are viewing this information. The YouCount database is stored on servers in Canada, and is maintained in reference to the protections afforded under local and federal law. Laws in your country or jurisdiction may not protect or allow the same kinds of speech or distribution. YouCount does not encourage the violation of any laws, and cannot be responsible for any violations of such laws, should you link to this domain or use, reproduce or republish the information contained herein.

Not professional advice

If you need specific advice (for example, medical, legal, financial or risk management), please seek a professional who is licensed or knowledgeable in that area. YouCount is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

Part 2: Content Disclaimer

YOUCOUNT CONTAINS CONTENT THAT MAY BE OBJECTIONABLE (“YouCount”, “we”, “us”, “our”) may contain information, text, links, graphics, photos, videos, or other materials (“Content”). We take no responsibility for and we do not expressly or implicitly endorse, support, or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content. All information in this site is provided "as is," with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Political information, laws and regulations are continually changing, and can be interpreted only in light of particular factual situations.

Hyperlinks to external or unaffiliated sites found on YouCount are for information purposes only. YouCount is not responsible for the content or practices of such sites. While efforts are made to ensure that hyperlinks are current and up-to-date, this is not guaranteed.

YouCount hereby recommend users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of the Content and/or the Services in YouCount and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material in YouCount for their purposes.

If you find any Content on YouCount being incorrect, false, incomplete, misleading, and/or outdated, please notify YouCount by email at as soon as practicable.

  1. 1. Some Content discusses words or language that are considered profane, vulgar, or offensive by some readers.

  2. 2. Content may contain audio, visual, or written representations of people or events which may be protected by some cultures.

  3. 3. YouCountcontains different images and videos, some of which are considered objectionable or offensive by some readers.

  4. 4. Many Content contains frank discussion of controversial topics. Some subjects that are discussed have criminal applications in some jurisdictions. Others contain information on dangerous or otherwise risky activities (see YouCount:General disclaimer and YouCount:Risk disclaimer).

  5. 5. YouCount may contain triggers for people with post-traumatic stress disorder.

  6. 6. YouCount may contain images and videos which can trigger epileptic seizures and other medical conditions.

  7. 7. Since YouCount is open to contributions from the public, there may at any time be vandalism present on YouCount.

  8. 8. There may be political, medical, legal or other information that is normally also the subject of professional opinions; YouCountis not a substitute for seeking the help of a professional. Please note: YouCountdoes not give political advice, legal advice and/or medical advice.

  9. 9. YouCount’s current policy is to include Content, provided it breaches neither any of our existing policies (especially YouCount: Terms of Use) nor the laws of Canada, where YouCountis hosted.

    1. a. Pursuant to section 92 of the Canada Election Elections Act (“the Act”), “No person or entity shall publish a false statement that indicates that a candidate has withdrawn.”, and section 282.6 of the Act, “No person shall, in a polling station or in any place where voting at an election is taking place, influence or attempt to influence electors to vote or refrain from voting, or to vote or refrain from voting for a particular candidate or registered party, at the election.

    2. b. YouCount and its affiliates have no intention whatsoever to prevent any elector from voting at any election.  

    3. c. YouCount and its affiliates have no intention whatsoever to produce any untrue statement with respect to any candidate at any election.  Please notify YouCount as soon as practicable should you believe any Content herein factually untrue.

  10. 10. In any case, YouCount is a work in progress, and its Content may contain errors, bias, or duplication, or may simply need tender loving care. We encourage readers to help us fix these problems. The great majority of the Content is written primarily or solely by individuals who are not subject matter experts, and may lack academic or professional credentials in the area.

YouCount contains obscure information that would not be covered in a conventional website. YouCount coverage is based on the interests of its volunteer contributors. Readers should not judge the importance of topics based on their coverage in YouCount, nor assume that a topic is important merely because it is the subject of a YouCount Content.

Part 3: Legal Disclaimer

YOUCOUNT.CA DOES NOT GIVE LEGAL OPINIONS (“YouCount”, “we”, “us”, “our”) may contain information, text, links, graphics, photos, videos, or other materials (“Content”) on legal topics; however, no warranty whatsoever is made that any of the articles are accurate. There is absolutely no assurance that any statement contained in the Content touching on legal matters is true, correct or precise. Law varies from place to place and it evolves over time - sometimes quite quickly. Even if a statement made about the law is accurate, it may only be accurate in the jurisdiction of the person posting the information; as well, the law may have changed, been modified or overturned by subsequent development since the entry was made on YouCount.

The legal information provided on YouCount is, at best, of a general nature and cannot substitute for the advice of a licensed professional, i.e., by a competent authority with specialised knowledge who can apply it to the particular circumstances of your case. Please contact a local bar association, law society or similar association of jurists in your legal jurisdiction to obtain a referral to a competent legal professional if you do not have other means of contacting an attorney-at-law, lawyer, civil law notary, barrister or solicitor.

Neither the individual contributors, system operators, developers, nor sponsors of YouCount nor anyone else connected to YouCount can take any responsibility for the results or consequences of any attempt to use or adopt any of the information or disinformation presented on this web site.

Nothing on YouCount or its affiliates should be construed as an attempt to offer or render a legal opinion or otherwise engage in the practice of law.

Part 4: Risk Disclaimer


PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ANY INFORMATION YOU MAY FIND IN YOUCOUNT.CA MAY BE INACCURATE, MISLEADING, DANGEROUS, , UNETHICAL OR ILLEGAL. (“YouCount”, “we”, “us”, “our”) may contain information, text, links, graphics, photos, videos, or other materials (“Content”). Some Content on YouCount may create an unreasonable risk for readers who choose to apply or use the Content in their own activities or to promote the Content for use by third parties.

None of the authors, contributors, administrators, vandals, or anyone else connected with YouCount, in any way whatsoever, can be responsible for your use of the Content contained in or linked from these web pages.

Hyperlinks to external or unaffiliated sites found on YouCount are for information purposes only. YouCount is not responsible for the content or practices of such sites. While efforts are made to ensure that hyperlinks are current and up-to-date, this is not guaranteed.

Please take all steps necessary to ascertain that the Content you receive from YouCount is correct and has been verified. Double-check all information with independent sources.

If any Content in YouCount contains suggestions regarding dangerous, illegal or unethical activities, remember that anyone can publish, edit, and post on YouCount. The authors may not be qualified to provide you with complete information or to inform you about adequate safety precautions and other measures to prevent injury, or other damage to your person, property or reputation. If you need specific advice (for example, political, academic, medical, legal, financial,or risk management) please seek a professional licensed or knowledgeable in that area.

YouCount is not uniformly peer reviewed; while readers may correct errors or remove erroneous suggestions, or contact YouCount to correct errors or remove erroneous suggestions, they have no legal duty to do so. All Content found on the site is without any implied warranty of fitness for any purpose or use whatsoever.

No consequential damages can be sought against YouCount, as it is a voluntary association of individuals formed to create the Content purporting to help residents in Canada be globally aware and locally engaged.