Terms & Conditions
Van Sturgeon and Greywood & Associates, Ltd. welcomes you to www.vansturgeon.com (the “Website”), and any other websites operated by the Company.
ACCESS TO CONTENT
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY / RESTRICTIONS ON USE
The Website contains text, graphics, logos, images, coursework, software, video or audio files, and other material provided by or on behalf of the Company (collectively referred to as the “Content”). The Content includes the specific selection and arrangement, or design, of all Content. The Company retains all right, title and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Content. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content. You agree not to duplicate, imitate, copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, sell, transfer, assign, license, sub-license, publicly perform, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material and content, nor to help or assist third parties in doing the same. You are also prohibited from posting any portion of the Content in either print or digital format, included on any other website, social media page, or in a networked computer environment for any purpose. The Content may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not ours in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among users or disparages or discredits anyone. You agree not to use the Website in a way that may cause the Website to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or such that the effectiveness or functionality of the Website is in any way impaired. You agree not to attempt any unauthorized access to any part or component of the Website. You shall not use the Website for any illegal purposes, and you will use it in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. You agree that in the event that you have any right, claim or action against any User arising out of that User’s use of the Website, then you will pursue such right, claim or action independently of and without recourse to us.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT; COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable law, Company has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Company’s sole discretion, users or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Company may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Services and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement. If you believe that anything on the Website or Services infringes upon any copyright that you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Company by email to [email protected] Please see 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification. You should note that if you knowingly misrepresent in your notification that the material or activity is infringing, you may be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by us or the alleged infringer as the result of our relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing.
SUBMISSIONS & USER-GENERATED CONTENT LICENSE
CONTENT LINKED TO THE WEBSITE
You assume all of the risk, responsibilities and consequences resulting from your use of or access to third-party websites. You further agree that we are not responsible for the availability of any external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for the content (including misrepresentative or defamatory content) of any third party websites, nor for any damage, loss or offense caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such external sites or resources, including those of affiliates, joint-venture partners, or others to whom we might provide links from time to time.
CHANGES TO THE WEBSITE
You agree to fully indemnify, defend and hold us (including our agents, representatives, and assigns, collectively the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including legal fees and expenses, suffered by us and arising out of any breach of the conditions by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of the Website or Services, or the use by any other person accessing the Website using your password, personal computer or other electronic device, or internet access account. You shall cooperate with us in the defense of any claim including provide us with assistance, without charge, in connection with any such defense, including, without limitation, providing us with such information, documents, records, and reasonable access to you as we deem necessary. We reserve the right to employ separate counsel and assume the exclusive defense and control of the settlement and disposition of any claim that is subject to indemnification by you. You shall not settle any third party claim or waive any defense without our prior written consent.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES/ LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW
The Website is based in the Canada. Whether inside or outside of Canada, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws of your specific jurisdiction.CONTROLLING LAWThis Agreement and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario.
CALIFORNIA CONSUMER RIGHTS NOTICE
California users of the Website are entitled to the following information pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1789.3:For any questions or complaints about the Company, our products, services or the Website, please contact us via e-mail at [email protected] The Company is engaged in the sale of services worldwide. Currently there are no charges to the consumer for the use of the Website, other than the cost of any products, programs or services purchased through the Website, and an applicable fees associated with such purchases. Unless otherwise stated, these charges appear for each purchase on an Order Confirmation page or in an Order Confirmation sent via email to the consumer following their purchase. The Company reserves the right to change pricing related to any products, programs or services offered through the Website at any time. Those changes will be reflected in the terms and conditions accompany the sale, and on the Order page. The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Dept. of Consumer Affairs in CA, Consumer Information Center may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd, Suite N-112, Sacramento, CA 95834 or by calling 1-800-952-5210.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION & BINDING ARBITRATION
In the event of a dispute arising under or relating to this Agreement, the Content, or the Website (each, a “Dispute”), the parties agree to first submit the matter to mediation to be conducted by a mutually selected, qualified neutral, third-party attorney/mediator located in Toronto, Ontario Canada, which mediation may occur in-person, online (via web cams), or telephonically, and shall be scheduled within 30 days of either party providing the other with a request to mediate. Should mediation fail to resolve the dispute, either party may request that the dispute be resolved by confidential, binding arbitration governed by a third party chosen by the Company. Any election to arbitrate, at any time, shall be final and binding on the other party. IF EITHER PARTY CHOOSES ARBITRATION, NEITHER PARTY SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE SUCH CLAIM IN COURT OR TO HAVE A JURY TRIAL. DISCOVERY AND APPEAL RIGHTS MAY ALSO BE LIMITED IN ARBITRATION. All disputes will be resolved before a neutral arbitrator whose decision shall be final except for a limited right of appeal under Ontario law. Any court in Ontario may enforce the arbitrator’s award. The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the submission of documents, by phone, or online and shall be conducted by a qualified JAMS or similarly experienced arbitrator. If conducted in person, the arbitration shall take place in Toronto, Ontario Canada. The parties may litigate in court to compel arbitration, to stay proceeding pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate, or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator. In addition, we may litigate in court to seek injunctive relief.
CLASS ACTION WAIVER
You agree that any arbitration or court proceeding shall be limited to the Dispute between us and you, individually. To the full extent permitted by law, (i) no arbitration or legal proceeding shall be joined with any other; (ii) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be arbitrated or resolved on a class-action basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (iii) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST US ONLY IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
When you visit the Website or correspond with us via e-mail, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
These Conditions and documents referred to herein (as amended from time to time) contain the entire Agreement between you and us relating to the Website and any matter covered and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements, representations, understandings or proposals between us. No oral explanation or oral information given by either of us shall alter the interpretation of these Conditions.
MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL PROVISIONS