This copyright policy applies to all of Société de développement et de mise en valeur du Parc olympique (“Society”) websites and social medias. It also applies to RIO’s intranet (all together the “Sites”), but with the necessary adaptations, notably concerning the use of RIO’s image in the work context.

By using the Sites, users acknowledges having read, understood and accepted the conditions and liability limits described in these sections. This copyright policy provides information on the conditions and liability limits pertaining to:

  • Copyright use
  • Reproduction of the Society’s image
  • Links to other sites
  • Press releases
  • Other conditions of use

Copyright use

All content published on the Sites or otherwise accessible therefrom is protected by copyright. The content published on the Sites and the copyrights on such content belongs to or are under the control of the Society or its content providers, except for the posts published by users (the “Content”).

Any use, reproduction, modification, addition, alteration, deletion, broadcast, publication or retransmission of the Content, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited without the prior written authorization of the Society or the copyright holder, unless duly authorized by this copyright policy or in accordance with the copyright law. All authorized reproductions of the Content must, among other things, reproduce the caption and the name of the ownership of the copyright. Users shall not claim authorship of the Content implicitly or explicitly.

Moreover, it is forbidden to use the Content in a way which could infringe the Society’s rights, rights of third parties, or that could violate laws and regulations in force. Users shall not directly or indirectly create a secondary work of the Content. Finally, users shall not generate revenues or some form of financial advantage with the Content.

For additional information or to require an authorization, you can send an e-mail to

Reproduction of the Society’s image

The names of the products, services and companies as well as the photos and logos mentioned on the Sites are trademarks, registered by their respective owners or not, and are protected.

The use of any trademark appearing on the Sites is therefore prohibited without the prior written authorization of the Society or of the trademark holder.

For any information or authorization concerning the trademarks, write to

The Olympic Park logos may not be reproduced without prior consent.

Any person, organization or advertising agency wishing to use any logos, pictures, images or graphic representations whatsoever of the Olympic Stadium owned by the Society must obtain the prior written consent by contacting:

Me Denis Privé

Olympic Park
Secrétaire général et Vice-président des affaires juridiques et corporatives
4545 avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Montréal (Québec) H1V 0B2


Should prior consent not be obtained for the use of such reproduction, the General Secretary and Vice-Chairman of legal and corporate affairs of the Society may take all necessary recourse(s) against the individual, organization, advertiser or advertising agency concerned.

Links to other sites

The Society Sites make available to its users links to other sites created by third parties. The Society does not manage or control the content of said sites, nor does it endorse, approve or provide any guarantees whatsoever in respect of the sites accessible from the Sites. The Society is not in any way responsible for the content and practices of said sites. When a user is redirected a site other than the Society’s, this copyright policy does no longer apply.

A user or a business may establish hyperlinks from its site to the Sites. The Society requests, however, that it be notified thereof at Unless otherwise agreed, said hyperlink shall in no way imply that RIO is associated with the site to which the link is established, nor that it approve or endorse the content thereof. The Society reserves the right to demand at any time the removal of a hyperlink to the Sites.

Users wanting a hyperlink from the Sites their sites shall request it to

Press releases

Exceptionally, texts, videos, images and pictures reproduced on the Sites, or published on CNW Telbec’s site as press releases or in a similar format, are made available to journalists, which shall not require authorization from the Society prior to their publication, provided that they are not modified.

Other conditions of use

The Society shall under no circumstances, except for gross negligence, be held liable for any loss or damages that may be directly or indirectly related to, among others, the reliability of the Content, the delays inherent in the use of the Sites, the inability to use the Sites, and the involuntary infection with a virus at the user’s point of entry.

The Society provides no guarantees concerning the Sites, including the Content, the forms, the contests, the pictures and the publications that are reproduced on the Sites.

Users commit to indemnify the Society and hold it harmless for and against all damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable lawyer’s fees, relating to any violation of the present conditions committed either by itself or by the users of its account, in connection with the use of the Sites or the broadcast or communication of any infraction or other elements on the Sites by itself or by the users of its account.

The Society reserves the right at any time and at its sole discretion to modify the general conditions of use of the Sites as established herein. It is incumbent upon users to take cognizance of any possible changes, without prior notice from the Society.

The Society site is published from Québec, Canada. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the province of Québec and by the Canadian laws applicable in said province, and must be interpreted in accordance therewith.

These terms and were initially drafted in French. In the event of a discrepancy between the French and English terms and conditions, the French version shall prevail.