Website Terms of Use

Cliff and Evans Ltd.:  Website Terms of Use

 

Effective:  May 19, 2020

The website at http://www.cliffandevans.com (the “Site”) is provided as a service to distribute information about Cliff and Evans Ltd. (the “Company”, “we” or “us”) and to provide a way for potential customers, customers, service providers, suppliers, industry contacts, media and others to connect with us and to facilitate our work on Projects (defined below).  The Site provides access to a secure third-party portal (the “Portal”) through which information and documents are provided to the Company.  As a user (“User”) of the Site, please read these Website Terms of Use (“Terms”) carefully, since they form a binding legal agreement with us.  By accessing, browsing or otherwise using the Site, you agree to comply with these Terms, as amended from time to time.  If you do not agree with these Terms, do not use the Site.  Please review these Terms from time to time to be aware of any modifications, since your continued use of the Site shall be deemed to be your acceptance of the Terms as modified.

1.Privacy

The Company collects personal information through the Site.  Our Privacy Policy at https://www.cliffandevans.com/privacy-policy/. (our “Privacy Policy”) is hereby incorporated into these Terms.  Please review the Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time, for information about how we collect, use and disclose Personal Information, including how we collect personal information through the Site and how that information will be used and may be disclosed.  Please note that work on Projects will require us to collect, use and disclose Personal Information.  If you do not consent to our activities as described in the Privacy Policy, you should not continue to use the Site and you should not provide your Personal Information to us through the Site, the Portal, or in any other way.  Use of the Portal may require you to provide Personal Information to our third-party Portal service provider; please be sure to review the privacy policy of that provider before providing Personal Information to us through the Portal.

2. Intellectual Property Rights

The Company is the owner of the copyright in the Site and is the owner or licensee of trademarks used on the Site.  All rights not expressly granted to you by these Terms are reserved.  The contents of the Site and any other materials we receive through the Site, or which we use, exchange or create for you or with you are protected by intellectual property laws, including those relating to copyright. In the course of preparing and submitting proposals and in doing our work for you (the “Project”), the Company will collect, prepare, create, adapt or use works such as photographs, architectural and other types of plans, drawings, and other artistic works (“Works”) which may be created by you, by us, or by third parties, including architects, engineers, designers, sub-contractors, and other consultants or service providers, tradespeople or suppliers of products and services, (whether retained by the Company or directly by a customer, and collectively, “Providers”).

Any works that you or a Provider submits to us, through the Site, the Portal, via email or text, in person or otherwise, are submitted on the basis that you, or the Provider, grants to us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license, to use the Work as we deem necessary to complete our work on the Project and for promotional purposes including by posting on the Site or on Company social-media platforms (in compliance with our Privacy Policy).  We may sub-license such rights to other Providers, and reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works or communicate them to others, including to other Providers, to our other suppliers or to government, regulatory or zoning authorities.  We may reproduce the Works and any information incorporated therein (including, without limitation, ideas) by any means and in any media now known or hereafter devised. You represent and warrant that you have, or the third party holder of copyright or of moral rights in Work submitted to us has, completely and effectively waived all such rights and that you have the lawful right and authority to grant the license granted herein to the Company.  Users of the Site or the Portal who submit information or documents to the Company remain solely responsible for their contents.  You agree that Works submitted to the Company will not include any libelous, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, threatening, offensive or illegal material and that the transmission of any such material shall constitute a material breach of these Terms.  You assure us that any Works submitted to us shall not infringe copyright and will not infringe the privacy rights or personality rights of any individuals who may be identified or identifiable in the Works. You agree that you shall have no recourse against the Company for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in the Works.

3. Cookies

The Site uses cookies that identify your browser.  Cookies collect and store information (including Personal Information as defined in the Privacy Policy) when you visit the Site about how you use it, through which it is possible to record your use of the Site, as well as to manage your session, to provide you with a better experience when browsing, and for analytics.  You may be able to control the use of cookies through your own browser and you should do that if you have any concerns about our use of cookies.  Similarly, the Portal also uses cookies.  For additional information or to control cookies for your use of the Portal, please review the privacy policy of our Portal service provider.

4. Third Party Portal, and Other Third Party Web Sites

As noted above, the Site provides access to the Portal as a way of facilitating the exchange of information and documents, including plans, schedules, and contractual documents such as purchase orders, change orders, and invoices, with and among customers, the Company and Providers.  At the beginning of a Project or at the beginning of our relationship with a Provider, the Company will provide Users with a unique Portal identifier to be used by the User to access the Portal.  As prompted by the Portal, each Portal user creates his/her own unique password.  It is your sole responsibility to protect your user ID and password. The Company is not responsible for the operation, security, or privacy compliance of the Portal and you should review the policies of our Portal service provider and confirm that you agree with them before using and providing information and documents to us through the Portal.

In addition, the Site or the Portal may include information provided to us by Providers, and by other third parties (collectively, “Third Parties”), as well as links to Third Party web sites.  Such information and links are provided for your convenience and the Company does not control, and does not take any responsibility for, any such Third Party web site.  These Terms do not apply to Third Party web sites.  We make no representations whatsoever about any other web site which you may access through the Site.  A link does not mean that we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such other web site or any products, services, materials or statements contained therein.  Before using any Third Party information or sites, you should review the Third Party’s own terms of use and satisfy yourself that your use complies with them.

5. “As Is” Use of the Site and the Portal

Please do not send any confidential information to us via the Site without our prior agreement that we have undertaken the Project for you and that the Site and the Portal may be used to send us Project-related information, including confidential information.

Any communication to us, including any postings on the public portion of the Site or the Portal, will be deemed to have been licensed to the Company as described above under Intellectual Property Rights.

We provide the Site, access to the Portal, and related information “as is” and on an “as available” basis, and do not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever (including without limitation warranties of title or non-infringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) with regard to the Site, the Portal, any information contained therein, any products or services provided through the Site, the Portal, or via the Internet generally, and we shall not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any such communication or transaction.

The Site provides general information about the services and products provided by the Company.  We do not provide all services to all customers; the relationship between the Company and each customer or Provider is governed by our respective contracts.

As a user of the Site, you may print and download portions of it solely for reference and for your own personal and non-commercial use, provided that you agree not to change or delete any copyright or proprietary notices. You shall not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, modify or distribute, in any manner, any of the contents of the Site, including any text, photographs, illustrations, graphics, code and/or software.  You are prohibited from reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling the Site or any of its contents, and from violating, plagiarizing or infringing on the rights of the Company or any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, contractual or other personal or proprietary rights.

You agree not to engage in any conduct relating to the Site which the Company, in its sole discretion, determines to be detrimental to its interests, including, without limitation, acting or failing to act in a manner contrary to these Terms, or intentionally interfering with the Site, or our computer or communications systems.  Engaging in any prohibited conduct may subject you to civil liability and criminal prosecution under applicable laws.

You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the Site and the Internet. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all information, opinions, advice, services, or merchandise provided through the Internet.  We do not warrant that your use of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in the Site will be corrected.  Except for the Site itself and information, products or services clearly identified as being supplied by the Company, we do not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services on the Internet.

Your access to the Site on the Internet is provided by an independent Internet service provider, and we have no responsibility or liability for your use of the Internet.  We cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that any files that may be available for downloading from the Site will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You or your third party Internet service provider are responsible for implementing sufficient information technology protection procedures to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for reconstructing any lost data.

6. Limitation of Liability

In no event will the Company be liable for (i) any incidental, consequential, or indirect damages (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of programs or information, and the like) arising out of the use of or inability to use the Site or the Portal, or any information, or transactions provided on the Site or the Portal, or downloaded from the Site or the Portal, or any delay of such information, even if we, the Portal service provider or our respective authorized representatives have been advised of the possibility of such damages, or (ii) any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies on the Site, the Portal and/or materials or information downloaded from the Site or the Portal.  Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. However, our liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law.

7. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Company, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents, licensors, licensees, service providers, suppliers, the Portal service provider and any Providers (“Indemnified Parties”) from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable legal fees, resulting from your breach of these Terms or your violation of any law or the rights of such Indemnified Parties.  The Company reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you hereunder, and you shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required by the Company.  The provisions under As Is Use of the Site and Indemnification are for the benefit of the Company, as well and the Indemnified Parties. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.

8. Term and Termination

These Terms may be terminated by the Company or by you without notice at any time for any reason. We may terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Site, and your access to any products or services, as a result of our determination that you have breached these Terms.  As necessary by implication, certain provisions relating to Privacy, Intellectual Property, As Is Use of the Site, Indemnification and Miscellaneous survive termination of these Terms.

9. Miscellaneous

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and the Company in connection with your use of the Site.  Access to the Site is not permitted where prohibited by law.  If you choose to access the Site, you do so at your own risk and you are solely responsible for compliance with applicable laws. Your use of this Site is not intended and shall not be deemed to create any legal relationship such as customer-service provider, agency, or joint venture, between you and the Company.

We may assign our rights and duties under these Terms to any successor or to any other party at any time without notice to you.

These Terms, your use of the Site, and any disputes that may arise in connection with the Site shall all be governed by the laws of the province of Ontario and by applicable federal law. Any disputes shall be resolved in provincial courts located in Toronto, Ontario.  You agree not to bring any legal action against the Company in any jurisdiction but the Province of Ontario and you shall submit and consent to such jurisdiction.

If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful by a court of law, then the impugned provision shall be deemed severed and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

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