Terms of Use


Last Modified: March 8, 2013

All use of the West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (collectively, “West Fraser”) corporate website located at westfraser.com or internet addresses or other sites as provided from time to time by West Fraser (collectively, the “Website”) is subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein (the “Terms”).

Any use of the Website constitutes your agreement to abide by the Terms.  West Fraser may amend the Terms at any time by posting the amended terms on this Website, and when doing so West Fraser will revise the “last modified” date at the top of this page.  We encourage you to periodically review these Terms as you continue to use the Website.

Legal Disclaimers, Copyright and Trademarks

All information, graphics, documents and other material and content found on, or transmitted to you through, this Website (the “Website Content”) is owned by or licensed to West Fraser or its affiliates and protected by Canadian and international copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights laws.  The Website Content may include names, words, titles, phrases, logos, icons, graphics or designs that are the trade names, trademarks or service marks of West Fraser or its affiliates or licensors (the “Marks”), the use of which may have been licensed to West Fraser. The display of such Marks, or any other Website Content, does not imply that a license of any kind has been granted to anyone else.  Except as expressly indicated in the Website, no endorsement, sponsorship, affiliation or other authorization is implied by any use of third-party trade-marks.

Things You May and May Not Do

You are permitted to use the Website Content for non-commercial, personal or educational purposes, where the material is not modified and copyright or trademark notices are not deleted.  Any unauthorized downloading, re-transmission, republication or other copying or modification of Website Content, including Marks, may violate international, federal, or local common or civil law, trademark law and copyright law and is strictly prohibited.

You are further prohibited from, directly or indirectly, (a) posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other materials that violate any law through the Website, (b) disrupting or threatening the integrity, operation or security of the Website, or any computer or any Internet system in connection with the Website, (c) disabling or circumventing any access control or related process or procedure established with respect to the Website, or (d) sublicensing, sharing, reselling, reproducing, copying, distributing, redistributing, or otherwise exploiting for any commercial purposes  any portion of, use of or access to, the Website or any Website Content.

Disclaimer of Warranties

West Fraser has used reasonable efforts to include accurate, up-to-date and complete Website Content on the Website as of the time of its posting, and further to keep that Website Content current and accurate.  However, West Fraser does not warrant the accuracy, completeness and currency of any Website Content, and the responsibility for ensuring such accuracy, completeness and currency, as well as the harmfulness and legality in your jurisdiction, is solely yours.

No warranty, condition, or representation of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to warranties as to non-infringement of intellectual property rights or third party rights, title, latent defects, uninterrupted service, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer viruses, is given in conjunction with the Website or the Website Content, all of which is provided “as-is” and “as-available”.  All such representations, warranties and covenants are hereby disclaimed.

Communications to West Fraser

Any material, information or other communication (including questions, comments or suggestions) you transmit to West Fraser the this Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary (“Communications”). In making any such transmission, you agree that West Fraser will have no obligations of any kind with respect to the Communications except as set out in the Privacy Policy. Where it is necessary, in order to answer your enquiry, the Communications you have provided may be passed to relevant West Fraser employees, contractors, consultants, representatives or agents. By sending any Communications to us, you (a) are consenting to the personal information contained therein being transferred within West Fraser and being processed by West Fraser and such persons for these purposes, and (b) agree to the collection, use, disclosure and retention of your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

Links to, and Feeds From, Third Party Websites

West Fraser does not control any third party website and is therefore not responsible for the content of any linked website, any link contained in a linked website, or a data feed on the West Fraser website that comes from a third party website (“Third Party Links and Data”). West Fraser provides such Third Party Links and Data only as a convenience and the inclusion thereof does not imply endorsement, investigation or verification by West Fraser of the Third Party Links and Data or information contained therein.  Please note that if you use these Third Party Links and Data, you may leave the Website, and will become subject to terms and conditions, and the privacy policy, applicable thereto.

All stock quotes come from Third Party Links and Data and are delayed at least 20 minutes unless otherwise stated. All stock quotes and historical stock price data are provided for informational purposes only, and are not intended for trading purposes. If you are contemplating trading in the securities of West Fraser, we strongly advise you to seek independent professional advice before making any investment decision. West Fraser makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy or completeness of any such quotes or data and has not taken any steps to verify the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of the information provided therein.

Exclusion of Liability

In no event will West Fraser or its affiliates and subsidiaries and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents or representatives be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, direct or indirect, special, incidental, moral or consequential damages, loss of profits, opportunities or information) or for expenses whatsoever and howsoever arising in connection with:

·      the use of or reliance on this Website or any Website Content;

·      any inaccuracy or omission in any Website Content or failure to keep it current;

·      the use of or reliance on any Third Party Links and Data including stock quotes;

·      any internet software used in connection with this Website or computer viruses or other destructive programs encountered as a result of using this Website; or

·      any other matter connected with this website; even if West Fraser is made aware of the possibility of such claims, expenses, damages or losses.

Investment Decisions

The Website and all Website Content is for information purposes only and is not intended to constitute a solicitation or offering of securities in any jurisdiction. Information disclosed under the corporate and securities laws of those Canadian jurisdictions applicable to West Fraser is not intended to be in any way qualified, amended, modified or supplemented by any Website Content, Third Party Links and Data, or this Website. Due to the technical and security risks inherent in the Internet, and because any Website Content you access may differ from the original depending on your browser software, no Website Content should be used for the purpose of making investment decisions with respect to West Fraser shares.  No securities commission or other regulatory authority in Canada or any other country or jurisdiction has in any way passed upon any Website Content.  Printed copies of public disclosure documents may be obtained from Larry Hughes or Rodger Hutchinson via an e-mail request to [email protected], and electronic copies can be obtained from www.sedar.com, a third party site not affiliated with West Fraser.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Website contains historical information, descriptions of current circumstances, and statements about potential future developments or anticipated financial results. The latter, which are forward-looking statements, are presented to provide reasonable guidance to the reader but their accuracy depends on a number of assumptions and is subject to various risks and uncertainties. Actual outcomes and results of these statements will depend on a number of factors including those which are described in our most current annual and quarterly Management’s Discussion & Analysis under the heading “Risks and Uncertainties” and in our most current Annual Information Form (found in our Annual Report) under the heading “Risk Factors”; and may differ materially from those anticipated or projected. Accordingly, readers should exercise caution in relying upon forward-looking statements and West Fraser undertakes no obligation to publicly revise them to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by applicable securities laws.