Terms of use

Welcome to the FortisBC website. By accessing this website (the “Website”) or downloading its content, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out in this legal notice (the “Legal Notice”). If you do not wish to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below, do not access the Website or download its content.

FortisBC Inc., FortisBC Energy Inc. and FortisBC Holdings Inc. do business as “FortisBC” (or the “Corporation”). FortisBC may modify, revise or update this Legal Notice at any time without notice, such modifications, revisions or updates to be effective immediately upon posting of the modified Legal Notice on the Website. Your continued access or use of this Website shall constitute your acceptance of the modified Legal Notice.

You are hereby advised that use of this Website or any of its content in contravention of the following or otherwise contrary to law may result in civil or criminal prosecution or penalty. FortisBC reserves the right to take any action necessary to protect and enforce its rights.

Use of the Website and Website Material

This Website is provided for your personal non-commercial use, and you may not copy any of the material, information and content published by FortisBC on the Website (the “Website Content”) for commercial use.

The Corporation hereby grants to you a limited, personal, non-transferable license to use and/or download one copy of the Website Content solely for personal non- commercial use, provided that:

  • you shall not modify the Website Content in any manner;
  • you shall not transfer, publish or disseminate the Website Content to another person or to any other server or website; and
  • any copy of the Website Content which you make shall retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices in the same form and manner as displayed on the Website.

Such limited license is revocable by FortisBC at any time and at the Corporation’s sole option. FortisBC reserves the right to restrict your use of this Website at any time, which may include terminating your permission to make personal copies of material from this site.

You will use the Website solely for lawful purposes. You are prohibited from using the Website to transmit, upload, distribute or otherwise disseminate any material or information of any kind that is unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, pornographic or profane or otherwise violates any law or infringes or violates any rights of another person or entity, or contains a solicitation of funds, advertising or a solicitation for goods or services. You will be solely responsible for the content of any material or information that you make available through the Website. You will also be liable for any loss or damage resulting, directly or indirectly from you making any material or information available through the Website.

Forward-looking Statements

Some of the information and materials made available on this Website includes forward-looking information regarding future events or the future financial performance of the Corporation. FortisBC cautions that these statements are predictions, and by their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty. The forward-looking information reflects management’s beliefs as of the date of the statement, based on information available to management at the time.

Forward-looking information involves significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. A number of factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. For additional information with respect to the Corporation’s risk factors, reference should be made to the Corporation’s continuous disclosure materials filed from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and to the “Business Risks” section of the Corporation’s annual and quarterly Management Discussion and Analysis. All forward-looking information on the Website is qualified in its entirety by the above cautionary statements and, except as required by law, the Corporation undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking information as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Information Currency and Accuracy

FortisBC uses reasonable commercial efforts to ensure that the information contained on this Website is current and accurate at the time of posting. The information provided is updated periodically and is believed to be accurate and reliable, however, since the Website Content has been compiled from a variety of sources, this Website and the contents herein are provided to you on an “as is” and “as available basis”. FortisBC does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the information contained on this Website.

In particular, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, this Website includes information related to FortisBC’s achievements, activities, goals, targets, commitments, plans, practices, and performance, including statements about the environmental benefits and climate-related effects of our products, services and business activities. FortisBC assesses and confirms the accuracy of these statements before publication in accordance with applicable law as well as current industry and international best practices in sustainability reporting, including relevant internationally recognized methodologies, frameworks, standards; provincial and federal requirements and guidance; and/or recommendations for sustainability reporting. To the extent that relevant guidance may be unclear, conflicting, or unavailable, sustainability information is reviewed for accuracy and disclosed in accordance with our internal reporting and review procedures.

FortisBC’s achievements, activities, goals, targets, commitments, plans, practices, and performance are overseen by dedicated steering committees and subject to regular internal reporting and review. Statements about these matters include forward-looking statements based on FortisBC’s assessment of the future, including assumptions, judgments, and uncertainties.

FortisBC dates its publications so that readers can understand that statements are accurate as of the date of publication or as otherwise specified therein. The information on this Website may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. FortisBC reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information and material at any time without prior notice. As such, archived information is provided solely for historical information and reference purposes. FortisBC assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions on this Website.

No Advice; No Offer or Solicitation

The information provided on this Website is provided as a service to the public and the Corporation’s shareholders and is intended for informational purposes only; nothing on this Website is intended to constitute investment, financial, legal, tax or accounting advice, and you should not rely on the information on this Website for such advice.

Such information does not constitute an offer or a solicitation of an offer for the purchase or sale of any share or other securities of FortisBC in any jurisdiction. The information on this Website is not intended to modify, qualify, supplement or amend information disclosed under corporate or securities legislation of any jurisdiction and should not be used for purposes of making investment decisions concerning the securities of FortisBC. Please refer to the official versions of the Corporation’s securities law disclosure documents at www.sedar.com.


FortisBC owns or has acquired the necessary license for trademarks appearing on this Website. The display of any such trademarks does not imply that a license has been granted by FortisBC or any other entity to use any such trademarks. Any unauthorized use or misuse of such trademarks is strictly prohibited.


All of the Website Content is owned by FortisBC and is protected by domestic and international copyright laws. Except as specifically permitted herein, no portion of the Website Content may be reproduced in any form or by any means without prior written consent from the Corporation.

Links to Third-Party Websites

For your convenience, the Corporation may include links to websites that are owned or operated by third parties. By accessing a third-party web site, you understand that it is independent from FortisBC and that FortisBC has no control over the content of such third-party web site and cannot assume any responsibility for materials created or published by such third- party web sites. In addition, a link to a third-party’s web site does not imply that FortisBC endorses the web site, the information or the content of such web site. It is your responsibility to ensure that you review and agree to the terms and conditions applicable to such web site before using it.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will FortisBC or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, their employees, officers or directors be liable to any party for any loss or damage, either direct or indirect, arising in connection with the use of this Website, including, without limitation: (i) any special, incidental, consequential, or indirect damages (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of programs or information and loss of data) arising out of the use of or inability to use the Website, or any information provided on or accessed through the Website, or downloaded from the Website, or any delay of such information or service, even if FortisBC, it subsidiaries or affiliates, or any of its or their employees, officers or directors knew of the possibility of such damages; or (ii) any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies in the Website and/or materials or information downloaded or accessed through the Website. In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction finds that the above limitation does not apply to you, the Corporation’s liability will be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, if you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Website or with and of the terms or conditions set forth in this Legal Notice, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Website.


You agree to defend, indemnify and protect FortisBC from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses including reasonable legal fees, related to any violation of this Legal Notice by you or in connection with the use of this Website or the placement or transmission of any information or the Website Content by you.

Privacy Policy

By accessing and using this Website, you agree to be bound by the Corporation’s Privacy Policy, which is accessible here.

Applicable Law

This Website originates in Canada and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of British Columbia and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without regard to conflict of law provisions. All disputes, proceedings or claims arising out of or in connection with this Website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the province of British Columbia and you hereby submit to such exclusive jurisdiction with respect to such matters.

You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in your access and use of the Website, including the laws of the country in which you reside. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the Website must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Legal Notice. FortisBC may assign its rights and duties under this Legal Notice to any party at any time without notice to you.


If, for any reason whatsoever, any terms and conditions of this Legal Notice are deemed by a court to be void, voidable or otherwise unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the remaining provisions hereof. The Corporation’s failure to insist upon or to enforce strict performance of any provision of this Legal Notice or of the Privacy Policy shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

Nothing in this Legal Notice is intended to supersede or otherwise alter the terms and conditions of the electric, gas, alternative energy or other services provided by FortisBC to our customers.