Remote Training Lab (RTL) Terms of Use

Your access to and use of the RTL will be governed by these Terms of Use. Population Data BC reserves the right to amend the Terms of Use at any time without notice.


The RTL is the property of Population Data BC. The RTL is protected by Canadian and international copyright, trademark, and other laws.  Your use of the RTL does not transfer to you any ownership or other rights in the RTL, any of its content, or any of the software that you obtain from Population Data BC to access the RTL. You shall not copy, redistribute, reproduce or republish any content from the RTL in any form without the written permission of the Population Data BC.

Limitation of Liability

Although Population Data BC makes all reasonable efforts to ensure that the content in the RTL is correct, its accuracy cannot be guaranteed and Population Data BC makes no warranties or representations as to the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements on the RTL.  All content within the RTL is provided to you on an “as is” and “as available” basis, for information or educational purposes only.
Population Data BC, The University of British Columbia or the University of Victoria shall not be responsible for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damage or any other damages whatsoever and howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with the use of the RTL or in reliance on the information available with the RTL, including the loss of use, lost data, lost business profits, business interruption, personal injury, or any other personal or pecuniary loss, whether the action is in contract, tort (including negligence) or other tortious action.

Links to third-party websites

The RTL may contain links to third-party websites, which are not under the control of Population Data BC. Population Data BC makes no representations whatsoever about any other website to which you may have access through the RTL.  When you access a third-party website, you do so at your own risk.  Population Data BC is not responsible for the privacy practices of these websites, or for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements made on these websites.  Population Data BC provides these links merely as a convenience, and the inclusion of such links does not imply that Population Data BC endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or uses of such websites..

Accounts, Passwords and Security Tokens

The content within the RTL is only available to students enrolled in courses, workshops or tutorials offered by Population Data BC.  (“Students”), refer to individuals to whom Population Data BC, at its sole discretion, has assigned an account (the “Account”). Your Account will only be active for a period specified by Population Data BC after which the Account will be deactivated.

You agree to only access the content within the RTL using your Account, and not with any other user’s account.  You certify that the identity information that you submitted to Population Data BC is true and correct. You also agree to only use one Account, and if you are inadvertently or accidentally assigned more than one Account, you agree to report the multiple Accounts to Population Data BC and where applicable, the University of Victoria.

You agree that Population Data BC will at its sole discretion limit the access of your Account to only specific parts of the RTL, and may change the limits of your access at any time.  Depending on the course, workshop or tutorial in which you are enrolled, Population Data BC may, at its sole discretion, require you to undertake privacy training, and/or sign and execute a non-disclosure agreement prior to granting you access to the course materials within the RTL.

You are responsible for the care and control of your password and your personal identification number to your Account for the RTL, including:

You acknowledge and agree that Population Data BC has the right to monitor your use of the RTL, and that Population Data BC may suspend or deactivate your Account without notice if we suspect that it has been compromised, or if your Account has been used for a purpose that breaches these Terms of Use, or if we believe that you have ceased to be a Student.

Computer maintenance

You agree to keep your computer system used to access the RTL in good operating condition, and to make a reasonable effort to install security updates and patches published by the supplier of the operating system for your computer system.

Access and interference

You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the RTL, or to bypass or defeat any security controls of the RTL.  You also agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to impose an “unreasonable or disproportionately large load” on the RTL. An “unreasonable or disproportionately large load” is one that prevents other visitors from gaining fair and equitable access to the RTL, or other websites or resources at Population Data BC or The University of British Columbia.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Population Data BC, The University of British Columbia, and the University of Victoria and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, demands, loss, damage, cost or expense, including without limitation reasonable legal fees, resulting from or related to:

You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. Population Data BC, The University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria, reserve the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.


The Population Data BC logo is a trademark of Population Data BC, as a unit of The University of British Columbia.


If any provision of these Terms of Use is declared invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force or effect.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

These Terms of Use will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia and the laws of Canada, notwithstanding any conflict of laws provisions of your domicile, residence or physical location.  You hereby consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of British Columbia in any action or proceeding instituted under or related to your use of the RTL.

Other content provided by Population Data BC are covered by separate terms of use. For details visit: