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These terms and conditions document the legally binding agreement you are accepting before using any of the Shoutout Canada websites. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, you are not to interact or engage with any of the Shoutout Canada websites.
This agreement is written for, and is to be used for all 16 of the Shoutout Canada websites. This includes Shoutout Edmonton, Shoutout Red Deer, Shoutout Calgary, Shoutout Sudbury, Shoutout Vancouver, Shoutout Toronto, Shoutout Kitchener-Waterloo, Shoutout Hamilton, Shoutout Winnipeg, Shoutout Ottawa, Shoutout Montreal, Shoutout Saskatoon, Shoutout Halifax, Shoutout Newfoundland, Shoutout New Brunswick, and Shoutout Prince Edward Island.
LICENSE TO USE WEBSITES
Unless otherwise stated, Shoutout Canada owns the intellectual property rights in the websites and material on the websites. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.
You may not:
- Republish material from this website without expressed written consent.
- Reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for commercial purposes.
- Redistribute material from this website — including but not limited to our written content, our images, our photos, our logos, our ‘Shoutout Canada’ name or any of the ‘Shoutout’ subsidiary names.
You must not use this website in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
You must not use this website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.
You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to this website without Shoutout Canada’s express written consent.
You must not use this website to transmit or send unsolicited commercial communications.
You must not use this website for any purposes related to marketing without Shoutout Canada’s express written consent.
Access to certain areas of the Shoutout Canada websites are restricted. Shoutout Canada reserves the right to restrict access to any area of its websites at its own discretion.
If Shoutout Canada provides you with a username and password that gains you access to restricted areas of its websites or other hidden content, you must ensure that the username and password are kept confidential.
Shoutout Canada reserves the right to disable your username and password without notice or explanation.
For the purpose of these terms and conditions, ‘your user content’ refers to written text, images, audio and video material that you submit to any of the Shoutout Canada websites, for whatever purpose.
You grant to Shoutout Canada a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to Shoutout Canada the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.
Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you, Shoutout Canada or a third party in each case under any applicable law.
You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.
Shoutout Canada reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to this website, or stored on Shoutout Canada’s servers, or hosted or published on its websites.
NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES
Shoutout Canada’s websites are provided ‘as is’ without any representations or warranties, express or implied. Shoutout Canada makes no representations or warranties in relation to these websites or the information and materials provided on these websites.
Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, Shoutout Canada does not warrant that:
- these websites will be constantly available, or available at all; or
- the information on these websites is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.
Nothing on these websites constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. If you require professional advice in relation to any legal, financial or medical matter, you should consult an appropriate professional in that specific field.
PROTECTION OF OTHER PARTIES
You accept that Shoutout Canada has an interest in limiting the personal liability of its employees. You agree that you will not bring any claim personally against Shoutout Canada’s employees in respect of any losses you suffer in connection with the website.
Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in this website disclaimer will protect Shoutout Canada’s employees, subsidiaries, successors, and assigns as well as Shoutout Canada in and of itself.
BUSINESS MENTIONS & REVIEWS
Shoutout Canada reserves the right to publicly publish anonymous business reviews sent in by its users about any business. There are no Canadian laws or bylaws that prevent an online community from sharing reviews (positive or negative) of a business through anonymity.
LIBEL (WRITTEN FORM OF SLANDER)
Shoutout Canada reserves the legal right to refuse publicly posting anything negative about a specific person, group or business. We may edit your anonymous post before publicizing it (whether it be to remove a person’s name or company name) to refrain from libel.
If your post containing libel happens to be approved without the removal of one’s name, you will be held personally responsible for submitting that particular post if the person that was libeled against decides to sue. We have a legal obligation to provide the courts with whatever information we have available to us – including but not limited to, your name, your IP address and/or your e-mail address.
Shoutout Canada will not remove or edit any vulgar language from its anonymous posts, however, written attacks, bullying, racial comments, and libation toward other members of the Shoutout Canada websites will garner you a warning. If you are found attacking, bullying, being racist, or libeling toward one of our community members on more than one occasion, you will be banned from engaging with our community members indefinitely, and without warning.
We encourage all of our members to write comments on any of our posts. We however do not condone personal attacks of any kind. Your comment may be deleted without any prior notice.
Shoutout Canada reserves the right to reuse any of the comments posted on the Shoutout Canada websites or any of its social profiles for any reason they see fit.
Shoutout Canada reserves the right to terminate your access to any of its websites (including all of our Facebook and Twitter pages), without any notice.
Please read our Guidelines if you wish to learn more.
Shoutout Canada contains a great number of outbound links to other websites and online resources that are not owned, affiliated with, or controlled by Shoutout Canada.
Shoutout Canada has no control over, and therefore cannot assume responsibility for, the content or general practices of any of these third party sites and/or services.
BREACHING OF THESE TERMS
Without prejudice to Shoutout Canada’s other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, Shoutout Canada may take such action as Shoutout Canada deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the website, prohibiting you from accessing the website, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the website, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the website and/or bringing court proceedings against you.
CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT
Shoutout Canada reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time. We will make it publicly known by posting and drawing attention to the updated terms and conditions on the Shoutout Canada Facebook page. Your decision to continue to visit, interact, engage and generally make use of the Shoutout Canada websites after changes have been made constitutes your formal acceptance of the new terms and conditions. Should you not agree to any provision of these terms and conditions or any changes we make to these terms and conditions, we advise that you do not use, or discontinue accessing the Shoutout Canada websites immediately.
If you have any questions about these terms and conditions or anything unrelated, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parts of this document were created using a template via www.freenetlaw.com.
These terms and conditions were last modified on March 20, 2016.