Copyright Policy


This policy defines copyright, and outlines ownership of copyright of CSEM content on its website, educational tools, and learning activities, and under what circumstances we grant permission to reproduce.

For the purposes of this policy, copyright is the exclusive legal right to produce, reproduce, publish, or perform an original literary, artistic, dramatic, or musical work, and to authorize others to do the same.

This policy was developed according to the principles described by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office and outlined in the Copyright Act.


The Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism holds the copyright for all information we develop or publish in any format, including in print or on our website(s), and to all future amendments and additions to that information, as well as any translation of it

CSEM does not permit the use of our logo in any material (print or digital) without express written permission from CSEM.

Reproduction of CSEM content and materials for educational purposes only is permitted upon request, provided that due diligence is exercised in ensuring the accuracy of the reproduced materials Any permitted use must also acknowledge the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism as the source. Unauthorized reproduction for any purpose is prohibited, except where and as permitted by law. The Copyright Act allows people to use copies of short excerpts of copyrighted work for educational purposes without needing to request permission from the copyright holder.

CSEM staff and individuals working with and/or volunteering for the Society strive to fully comply with copyright legislation and regulations in every endeavor by seeking permissions where appropriate, referencing information, and acknowledging the contributions of others.

For CSEM educational activities, research and teaching material developed by an invited author and presented as part of a CSEM educational activity, the author holds the copyright. CSEM requires authors to obtain all necessary rights and permissions and assumes no responsibility for failure to obtain necessary rights and permissions.

Any use of third-party copyright content in research and teaching material that is not covered by a special license or exception in the Copyright Act should only occur with the express written permission or license from the copyright-holder. Using third-party material for other activities, including but not limited to promotion or marketing, general administration, publication, public lectures or performances requires permission from the rights-holder.

Failure to comply is unacceptable and exposes CSEM to unnecessary risk. CSEM will investigate allegations of, and impose penalties for, copyright infringement by staff or other individuals working for or volunteering on behalf of the CSEM.

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