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Canada Election Act Disclaimer

For the purpose of Section 327 of the Canada Elections Act, the UBC Election Stock Market is not based on "recognized statistical methods." The ESM is a futures market in which contracts are traded on the election outcome, and thus is based on trading information and not on statistical sampling techniques.

Copyright Statement

All content on the UBC Election Stock Market (UBC-ESM) web site, including text, graphics, and the underlying HTML, is protected by Canadian copyright and international treaties.

Unless specified otherwise, permission is granted to use the content on the UBC-ESM web site for informational and non-commercial uses only, provided the content and/or graphics are not modified in any way, and copyright notices are retained (© Copyright UBC-ESM).

Permission to refer to the UBC-ESM web site for purposes other than those described above, or to use the information in any other way, must be requested in writing to:
         UBC Election Stock Market
         Sauder School of Business
         2053 Main Mall
         Vancouver, BC
         Canada, V6T 1Z2

Accuracy Disclaimer

The UBC-ESM makes every attempt to ensure that the information contained in its web site is accurate and reliable. However, errors may occasionally occur. In cases where discrepancies between the information on this site and official documents arise, the official document shall be deemed to be correct. The UBC-ESM assumes no liability for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of the information contained in its web site. The UBC-ESM assumes no liability for material created on its computing systems by any individual for personal purposes. Information provided should not be used as a basis for making financial or any other commitments.

Third Party References and Links

Reference and/or links to third party companies and products on the UBC-ESM web site is provided for information and convenience only and does not constitute either an endorsement or a recommendation.

UBC-ESM makes no representations whatsoever about any other web sites which you may access from the UBC-ESM web site. When you access a non-UBC-ESM web site, it is independent from the UBC-ESM web site; UBC-ESM has no control over the content on that web site.

Collection and Protection of Personal Information

When you voluntarily send us electronic mail or complete an electronic form that includes identifying information about you, we will keep a record of this information so we can respond to you. Collection, use, disclosure and retention of information complies with provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy and Document Disposal Acts. We may use your e-mail address only for communications pertaining to the UBC-ESM, and under no circumstance will we make your e-mail address available to third parties.

To ensure the proper and secure operation of the UBC-ESM, traders on the UBC-ESM agree to all of their communications with the trader interface being logged with date, time and the IP address of their client host.

Taxation Issues

Earnings from the UBC-ESM may be subject to income taxes. Traders are responsible for complying with applicable tax rules in the jurisdiction in which they are resident.

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