Last Updated: June 24, 2019.
Each time you use the Site or the Services, the then-current version of the Terms will apply. If you use the Site or the Services after a modification of these Terms, you agree to be bound by the Terms as modified.
These Terms contain important information regarding your rights with respect to the Site and the Services, including your relationship with us, and include an arbitration provision that may limit your ability to pursue claims against us in court. Please read them carefully and review them regularly.
When you use the Services, you represent that you are (i) at least the age of majority in the jurisdiction where you reside or (ii) if you have not reached the age of majority in the jurisdiction where you reside, that you have received permission to use the Services from your parent or legal guardian.
You represent that any information you submit to us when using the Services is accurate, truthful, and current. You also represent that your use of the Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation.
2. Permitted Uses/License
You are authorized to access the Site for the sole purpose of viewing and using the Services on your computer or device. We authorize you to copy materials from the Services to your hard drive solely for the purpose of viewing and using the Services on your computer.
You may not decompile, disassemble, rent, lease, loan, sell, sublicense, or create derivative works from the Site, the Services, or any data thereon. You may not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy the Site or its content without our prior written permission. Your failure to abide by these conditions will immediately terminate your right to access the Site or to use the Services and may violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of third parties.
3. Location-based Services
4. Third Party Sites
The Site may contain links to websites we do not operate, control, or maintain (“Third Party Websites”). We do not endorse any Third Party Websites, and we make no representation or warranty in any respect regarding the Third Party Websites. Any links to Third Party Websites on the Site are provided solely for your convenience. If you do access any Third Party Websites, you do so at your own risk and waive any and all claims against us regarding the Third Party Websites or our links thereto.
5. User Content Generally
When you post content and information to the Site or in connection with the Services (“User Content”), you represent and warrant to us that (i) you own or have rights to use the User Content, (ii) the posting of the User Content does not violate any rights of any person or entity, and (iii) you have no agreement with or obligations to any third party that would prohibit your use of the Site or Services in the manner so used. You agree to pay all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing to any person or entity by reason of any User Content posted by you to the Site or through the Services.
By posting User Content, you give us and our affiliates a perpetual, nonexclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable worldwide license to all intellectual property rights you own or control to use, transmit, reproduce, commercialize, distribute, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise exploit such User Content for any and all purposes and without further notice to you, attribution, and without the requirement of any permission or payment to you or any other person or entity. You also authorize and appoint us as your attorney in fact and agent with full power to enter into and execute any document or undertake any action we may consider appropriate to use or enforce the grant of rights and waivers set forth in these Terms.
6. User Conduct
You agree not to use the Site or the Services to take any action or actions that (including with respect to any User Content): (i) are patently offensive in any manner (as determined in our sole discretion), (ii) involve commercial activities without our prior written consent, (iii) are contrary to our public image, goodwill, or reputation, (iv) infringe on our or any third party’s intellectual property rights, (v) violate any law or any third party’s legal rights, or (vi) “frame” or “mirror” any part of the Site without our prior written consent.
You agree that we have the right to collect and analyze data and other information relating to the provision, use and performance of various aspects of the Site and Services, and related systems (for example, anonymous and aggregated information concerning user behavior and use of the Services), and we will be free (during and after the term hereof) to (i) use such information and data to improve and enhance the Site Services and for other development, diagnostic and corrective purposes in connection with the Site and Services and other of our offerings, and (ii) disclose such data solely in aggregate or other de-identified form in connection with its business.
8. Copyright Infringement
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides a complaint procedure for copyright owners who believe that website material infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe that your work has been improperly copied and posted on the website, please provide us with the following information: (i) name, address, telephone number, email address and an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or of the person authorized to act on his/her behalf; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where on the Site the material that you claim is infringing is located; (iv) a written statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (v) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. These requirements must be followed to give us legally sufficient notice of infringement. Send copyright infringement complaints to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a DMCA notice with our copyright agent. There can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
9. Warranty Disclaimer
You agree that the Services are available on an “as is” basis, without any warranty, and that you use the Services at your own risk. We disclaim, to the maximum extent permitted by law, any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including, without limitation, (a) warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, (b) warranties against infringement of any third party intellectual property or proprietary rights, (c) warranties relating to delays, interruptions, errors, or omissions in the Services or on the Site, (d) warranties relating to the accuracy or correctness of data on the Services, and (e) any other warranties otherwise relating to our performance, nonperformance, or other acts or omissions.
We do not warrant that the Site or the Services will operate error-free or that the Site is free of computer viruses and/or other harmful materials. If your use of the Site or the Services results in the need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, we are not responsible for any such costs.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages or implied warranties; therefore, the above limitations may not apply to you. In such jurisdictions, our liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.
Any blog posts or other information on the Services is purely informational in nature. You cannot and should not rely on any of such information as any legal, tax, or other advice or a substitute for such advice. Statements on the Services of prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. You acknowledge and agree that we expressly disclaim all liability in respect of actions taken or not taken based on any contents of our website or the Services. Always consult advice from competent professionals in the relevant jurisdiction.
10. Limitation of Liability
Any liability we have to you in connection with these Terms, under any cause of action or theory, is strictly limited to, in aggregate for all violations, the amount paid to you by us for your use of the Services in the six month period immediately preceding the events giving rise to the claim. Without limiting the previous sentence, in no event shall we or any of our affiliates be liable to you for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages arising out of or in connection with, these Terms. The foregoing limitations apply whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if we or our affiliates have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential; therefore, the above limitations may not apply to you. In such jurisdictions, our liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our affiliates and our and their officers, directors, partners, agents, and employees from and against any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees (collectively, “Claims”), made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site and Services in violation of these Terms, any breach of the representations and warranties you make in these Terms, or your User Content. You agree to be solely responsible for defending any Claims against or suffered by us, subject to our right to participate with counsel of our own choosing.
12. Electronic Signatures and Notices
Certain activities on the Services may require you to make an electronic signature. You understand and accept that an electronic signature has same legal rights and obligations as a physical signature.
13. Governing Law
These Terms are governed by the laws of British Columbia, Canada, without giving effect to conflicts of law principles. You agree that, to the extent applicable and expressly subject to the dispute resolution provisions below, to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Vancouver, Canada in circumstances where these Terms permit litigation in court.
14. Notice for California Users
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California Website users are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 N. Market Blvd., Suite S-202, Sacramento, California 95834, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.
We may assign, transfer, delegate, or otherwise hypothecate our rights under these Terms in our sole discretion. If we fail to enforce a provision of these Terms, you agree that such a failure does not constitute a waiver to enforce the provision (or any other provision hereunder). If any provision of these Terms is held or made invalid, the invalidity does not affect the remainder of these Terms. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in these Terms and disclaim all implied licenses.