Last updated: June 29, 2021
- Who is CPABC?
In BC, legislation to unify the legacy professional accounting bodies—the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC (ICABC), the Certified General Accountant Association of BC (CGA-BC), and the Certified Management Accountants Society of BC (CMABC)— went into force on June 24, 2015.
Each provincial CPA will be a member organization of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), which will soon represent more than 190,000 professional accountants across the country.
CPABC is responsible for the training and certification of CPA students. CPABC is also responsible for the regulating and professional development of its members, and the protection of the public through its ethical standards and discipline processes.
- Permissible Users
If you are a natural person, you may not use the Website if you are under the age of majority in the jurisdiction in which you live (which in most jurisdictions is either 18 or 19 years of age) or if you cannot form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you are under the age of majority, then your parent or legal guardian may use the Website on your behalf.
- Permissible Use
The Website and its content may not be copied, reproduced, imitated, republished, translated, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, transmitted, modified, indexed, catalogued, mirrored or distributed in any way, in whole or in part, for any purpose whatsoever, without the express prior written consent of CPABC.
If you are accessing the Website from outside of Canada, you are solely responsible to ensure that your access to an use of the Website complies with the local laws to which you are subject.
- Ownership of Website and Content
The Website and its content (including all text, graphics, interfaces, images, video, sounds, music, artwork, designs, computer code, data, and other elements available on or through the Website, and the design, structure, selection, arrangement and look and feel of those items and the Website as a whole) are owned solely by CPABC and its licensors (including CPA Canada), and are protected by Canadian and international copyright, trademark and other laws. Your use of the Website does not transfer to you any right, title or interest in, to or associated with the Website or its content.
Images of people used on the Website are used with permission or in accordance with applicable law. Reuses of these images without permission may violate the privacy and publication rights of those persons, and is strictly prohibited.
- Your Information
You will ensure that all information you provide to CPABC, through the Website or otherwise is true, accurate, current and complete. CPABC will rely on the information you provide. You will be solely responsible and liable for any and all loss, damage and additional costs that you, CPABC or any other person may incur as a result of your submission of any false, incorrect or incomplete information or your failure to promptly update your information if it changes.
You authorize CPABC to: (a) accept communications it receives from you by means of the Website as if those communications had been given directly by you in writing and signed by you; (b) disclose your communications to CPABC’s affiliates and services providers; and (c) respond to your communications through the Website, by email or other means of communication.
Communications you send to CPABC are not effective unless and until they are processed by the responsible CPABC representative. CPABC may refuse to process any communications sent to CPABC, or may reverse the processing of any communications sent to CPABC, at any time in CPABC’s discretion, and without any notice or liability to you or any other person, including if CPABC believes the communication to be fraudulent or unlawful or defective, inaccurate or incomplete due to a technical malfunction.
- Personal Information Privacy
- Misprints and Errors
CPABC endeavours to provide current and accurate information on the Website, but misprints, errors, inaccuracies, omissions or other errors may sometimes occur. CPABC reserves the right to: (a) correct any error, inaccuracy or omission at any time without prior notice or liability to you or any other person; (b) change at any time the Website content without any notice or liability to you or any other person.
CPABC, BCCPA.CA, the CPA, CA, CGA and CMA names and logos and other related names and logos are registered or unregistered trademarks, service marks and trade names owned by CPABC (including ICABC, CGA-BC and CMABC as the constitutuing organizations of CPABC or predecessor organizations to CPABC) or licensed by CPABC from others, including CPA Canada. Other names and logos appearing on the Website may be registered or unregistered trademarks, service marks or trade names of their respective owners. Any use of the trademarks, service marks or trade names displayed on the Website is strictly prohibited, and nothing appearing on the Website will be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any licence or right to use any of those trademarks, service marks or trade names.
- Accounts and Codes
To access and use certain features and services of the Website you must have a valid website account and use a valid user name and password (collectively “Codes”) accepted by CPABC. Accounts and Codes are personal, and may not be shared.
You are fully responsible and liable for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information and Codes and for any and all use and misuse of your account and Codes (including all transactions using your account or Codes). You may not disclose your Codes to any other person or permit any other person to use your account or Codes. You will immediately notify CPABC by telephone at 604-872-7222 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you discover any unauthorized use of your account or you know or suspect that your Codes have been lost or stolen or become known to or used by any other person.
CPABC is not under any obligation to verify the actual identity or authority of any person using your account or Codes. CPABC may act upon any communication that is given through your account or by using your Codes.
Codes do not restrict access by CPABC to password-protected information. Codes may not prevent unauthorized access to data or other information. CPABC may in its discretion cancel or suspend your account or change your Codes at any time without any notice or liability to you or any other person.
CPABC may in its discretion at any time require proof of the identity of any person seeking to access and use the Website, and may deny access to and use of the Website or parts of it or refuse to accept or act upon any communication if CPABC is not satisfied with the proof.
Any feedback or unsolicited ideas, suggestions, content or other materials that you send to CPABC (collectively “Submissions”) are deemed to be non-confidential. You automatically grant to CPABC and its successors, assigns and licensees a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, world-wide, assignable, sublicensable right and license to use and exploit the Submissions or any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques associated with the Submissions in any manner and for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, using any form, media or technology now known or later developed, without providing any compensation or attribution to you or any other person, without any liability whatsoever, and free from any obligation of confidence or other duties, and you automatically waive in favour of CPABC and its successors, assigns and licensees any and all moral rights in the Submissions.
You will not make any Submissions that are unlawful, defamatory or threatening, or which would constitute or encourage any criminal offence or violation of law.
- Linked Sites
For your convenience, the Website may provide links or references to other Internet sites or resources and businesses operated by other persons (collectively “Linked Sites”). Linked Sites are independent from CPABC, and CPABC does not endorse, and has no responsibility or liability for or control over, Linked Sites or their business, goods, services or content. Your use of Linked Sites and your dealings with the owners or operators of Linked Sites is at your own risk, and you will not make any claim against CPABC arising from, connected with, or relating to your use of Linked Sites or your dealings with the owners or operators of Linked Sites.
- Prohibited Activities
Deep links to the Website without the express written permission of CPABC are strictly prohibited. To request permission to link to the Website, please send an email to email@example.com. CPABC may in its discretion cancel and revoke any permission it may give to link to the Website at any time and without any notice or liability.
Framing, mirroring, scraping or data-mining the Website or any of its content in any form and by any means (including robots, spiders, or other automatic devices, programs or methodologies) is strictly prohibited. You may not use any collaborative browsing or display technologies in connection with your use of the Website or to post comments, communications or any other data of any kind to or on the Website with the intention that the posting may be viewed by other users of the Website.
You may not attempt to circumvent the ordinary navigational structure or presentation of the Website or its content, or attempt to access or obtain any Website content or other data by any means that is not purposely made available to you by the Website.
You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any part of the Website or its content, or any related system, network, service or data, by hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not attempt to test or tamper with the security of the Website or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website, any transaction being conducted through the Website, or any other person’s use of the Website.
- Disclaimers, Liability Exclusions/Limitations, and Indemnity
THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR GUARANTEES OF ANY NATURE OR KIND WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, OR ARISING FROM CUSTOM OR TRADE USAGE OR BY ANY COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, INCLUDING ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR GUARANTEES OF OR RELATING TO ACCURACY, ACCESSIBILITY, AVAILABILITY, COMPLETENESS, DURABILITY, ERRORS, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, LACK OF VIRUSES OR OTHER DISABLING OR HARMFUL CODE, PERFORMANCE, QUALITY, RESULTS, SUITABILITY, SECURITY, TIMELINESS, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, UNINTERRUPTED SERVICE, OR WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, ALL OF WHICH ARE HEREBY WAIVED BY YOU AND DISCLAIMED BY CPABC TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE AND LIABLE FOR THE SELECTION AND USE OF THE WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT TO ACHIEVE YOUR INTENDED RESULTS.
CPABC DOES NOT PROMISE THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT WILL BE ERROR-FREE, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE, THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL PRODUCE SPECIFIC RESULTS. YOU USE THE WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THE WEBSITE.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING, PROVISIONING, CONFIGURING, MAINTAINING, PAYING FOR, AND PROTECTING FROM LOSS AND DAMAGE, ALL EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE AND SERVICES (AND ALL DATA CONTAINED THEREIN) NECESSARY FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.
THE DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS AND THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN LIABILITIES IS PROHIBITED BY LAW IN SOME JURISDICTIONS, AND SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS AND LIABILITY EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
- Browser Compatibility Disclaimer
The CPABC website is best viewed using the most recent browser version of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari. If you are using an older browser such as Internet Explorer 11, certain features or functionality will be incompatible or inaccessible.
CPABC may in its discretion and for its convenience at any time immediately suspend or terminate your permission to access and use the Website without any notice or liability to you or any other person.
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