These General User Terms (“General User Terms” or “User Terms”) are entered into and agreed to by Board-room.ca company, and its Affiliates (“Board-room.ca” “We” or “Us”), and all Users (as further described below) of the Board-room.ca Sites and Services (“Sites and Services”) as a condition of accessing and using those Sites and Services. Among other things, these General User Terms govern use of the Sites and participation in the Reviews.
Users to whom these General User Terms apply may include, without limitation: potential software buyers, software vendors, software reviewers, industry insiders etc. (each a “User” or “You”).
We reserve the right to update or otherwise modify these General User Terms from time to time. You are responsible for checking these General User Terms periodically for changes and updates. Your use of the Sites and Services following such posted changes and updates constitutes acceptance of such changes and updates.
BY ACCESSING AND USING THE SITES AND SERVICES, YOU ATTEST THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREED TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THESE GENERAL USER TERMS.
Description of Goal of Website and Services
Board-room.ca (“we”, “us”, “our” or “board-room”) has created a website to communicate with casual visitors, potential customers, and companies who are also interested in finding the right board management software to offer to exchange information about board software vendors and the world of board management. Visitors are warmly welcome to feel free to browse the information and reviews on our site and use the site to communicate directly with the best board software providers. We want our website to be informative, personal, and user-friendly, and cookies help us do this.
Use of the Website by You
Board-room.ca will use all available, necessary and commercially reasonable means to ensure to the maximum extent possible this Website operates and Services are provided without flaws or weaknesses. However, you must agree and accept that no computer or information system is absolutely invulnerable. You agree that Board-room.ca will not be liable to you in any way for any vulnerabilities discovered and will patch them within a reasonable time. Besides, you agree not to exploit vulnerabilities or defects in security procedures and security controls of the Website in order to cause damage to the computer or information system of Board-room.ca, as well as of other Website users or to obtain unauthorized access to the information stored in such a system/systems. Any such actions will result in violation of criminal or civil law and constitute a ground for the appropriate legal action.
You agree that should you discover any vulnerability or a defect you will immediately report such vulnerability or defect to board-room.ca/contact-us/ and maintain any information regarding discovery of vulnerability or a defect in strict confidence and not disclose it to any third party. Further, you agree:
- not to disrupt or interfere with any other user’s interaction with the Website, or affiliated or linked sites;
- not to upload, post, or otherwise transmit through the Website any viruses or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files;
- not to create a false identity;
- not to access or attempt to access any Content or User Content, that you are not authorized to access;
- not to disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to, the Website, Content, User Content, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers, or networks connected to or accessible through this Website or any affiliated or linked sites.
Right to access
You affirm that you are over the age of 13. If you are under 13 years of age, you may not access or use the Site.
On certain pages of the Site, board-room.ca may allow you to post or submit content, information, or material (the “Contributor Material”) to or through the Site. By providing Contributor Material, you are affirming that you are at least 18 years old, an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms and conditions of the TOU and that you agree you will comply with the TOU.
The Site, and third parties referenced on the Site, may provide links to other websites or resources. Because board-room.ca has no control over such websites or resources, you acknowledge and agree that board-room.ca is not responsible for the availability of such external websites or resources. board-room.ca does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. board-room.ca assumes no responsibility for the content or privacy policies of third-party websites or the practices in which they engage. By using the Site, you expressly waive any rights, claims or liability against board-room.ca from your use of any third-party websites.
You shall not violate or attempt to violate the security of the Site. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. board-room.ca reserves the right to investigate any event or occurrence which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who have participated in such violations.
With respect to all communications you make to board-room.ca, including but not limited to Contributor Material, feedback, questions, comments, suggestions and the like: (i) you shall have no right to confidentiality in your communications and board-room.ca shall have no obligation to protect your communications from disclosure; (ii) board-room.ca shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute your communications to others without limitation; and (iii) board-room.ca shall be free to use any Contributor Material, ideas, concepts, know-how, content or techniques contained in your communications for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, the development, production and marketing of products and services that incorporate such information.
As between you and board-room.ca, you shall retain all of your ownership rights in and to the Contributor Materials. However, by submitting Contributor Materials to board-room.ca, you hereby grant board-room.ca a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, edit, modify, translate, reformat, prepare derivative works based upon, display publicly, perform publicly and otherwise exploit (including but not limited to over the Internet, broadcast television or any other uses or media), the Contributor Materials, in whole or in part, including future rights that board-room.ca (or its successor) may otherwise become entitled to that do not yet exist, as well as new uses, media, means and forms of exploitation to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. You also hereby grant each user of the Site a non-exclusive license to access your Contributor Materials through the Site, and to use, access, watch, reproduce, distribute, transmit, forward, display and perform such Contributor Materials, in whole or in part, to the extent permitted by the Site under these TOU. board-room.ca will have the right to refuse, remove, or delete any user-generated content, including without limitation, that which board-room.ca considers to violate the TOU or to otherwise be illegal or objectionable.
Contributor material submission policy
You agree that, with respect to any Contributor Material you submit, you will not:
- submit any content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to any third party intellectual property rights or proprietary rights, including any privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from the rightful owner of such rights to post such content and to grant board-room.ca all of the license rights and other rights granted herein;
- upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
- upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation; and/or (iv) upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any content that contains computer viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
You understand and agree that board-room.ca is not responsible for the content of Contributor Material, (b) has no obligation to remove any Contributor Material, and (c) has sole discretion to determine whether any Contributor Material violates the TOU and to take action or inaction based on that determination.
You represent that any information you post or provide to board-room.ca by means of this Site, including, without limitation, as part of any registration, application or inquiry, is true, accurate, not misleading and offered in good faith. You are fully responsible for all of your activities relating to the Site and the Contributor Material you post, and you shall bear all risks regarding the use of the Site and any Site Content.
You acknowledge and agree that board-room.ca preserve Contributor Material and any other information if board-room.ca is required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation and disclosure is reasonably necessary to
- comply with the legal process;
- enforce the TOU;
- respond to claims that any Site Content violates the rights of third parties; or
- protect the rights, property, or personal safety of board-room.ca, its users and the public.
Export and import law compliance
Use of the Service may be subject to laws of Canada and other countries. You agree to comply with all applicable export and import laws and regulations in connection with your use of the Site.
YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BOARD-ROOM.CA MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE AND THE SITE CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. ALL SITE AND SITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT OR NONMISAPPROPRIATION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, ACCURACY OF INFORMATION CONTENT, OR SYSTEM INTEGRATION. BOARD-ROOM.CA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE OR OPERATE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR COMPLETELY SECURE MANNER OR THAT ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER TERMS HEREIN, BOARD-ROOM.CA SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR DETERMINING THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE COMPLIES WITH APPLICABLE LAWS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE.
NOTHING IN THESE TOU SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT BOARD-ROOM.CA WARRANTY OR LIABILITY FOR LOSSES WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THE LIMITATIONS WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION WILL APPLY TO YOU. BOARD-ROOM.CA LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Limitation of liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL BOARD-ROOM.CA, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE MATTERS GOVERENED BY THIS TOU, YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THE SITE, OR YOUR RELIANCE ON SITE CONTENT. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY HEREUNDER SHALL BE FOR YOU TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SITE. IN THE EVENT THAT THIS LIMITATION IS SUPERSEDED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF DAMAGES YOU MAY OBTAIN AGAINST BOARD-ROOM.CA SHALL BE LIMITED TO $1.00 USD.
Limited time to bring your claim
You agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Site brought on by you must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold board-room.ca, its agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, directors, officers, employees and applicable third parties (e.g. relevant advertisers, syndication partners, licensors, licensees, consultants and contractors) (collectively “Indemnified Person(s)”) harmless from and against any and all third party claims, liability, loss, and expense (including damage awards, settlement amounts and reasonable legal fees), brought against any Indemnified Person(s), arising out of, related to or which may arise from customer’s use of the Site(s), and/or customer’s breach of any term of this agreement.
You agree that, with or without notice, board-room.ca may in its sole discretion terminate your use of the Site and remove and discard your Contributed Materials, for any reason, including if board-room.ca believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter and spirit of the TOU. Board-room.ca may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue the Site, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Site under any provision of the TOU may be effected without prior notice. You acknowledge and agree that board-room.ca may bar any further access by you to the Site. Further, you agree that board-room.ca shall not be liable to you or any third party for terminating your access to the Site.
Board-room.ca may collect, maintain, process and use data as set forth in board-room.ca Privacy Statement, which board-room.ca may amend from time to time.
We post legal notices on certain pages of the Site. The Site may contain references to trademarks, copyrighted materials, technologies, products, processes and software and other proprietary rights of board-room.ca or other parties. No license to or right in any such trademarks, copyrighted materials, technologies, products, processes, software or other proprietary rights of board-room.ca is granted to or conferred upon you.
Board-room.ca respects the intellectual property of others through its use of the Site, and we ask our users to do the same. It is our policy, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users of the Site who may infringe or repeatedly infringe the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of board-room.ca and/or others.
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe any Site Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification of claimed infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing notice to our Designated Copyright Agent (“Designated Copyright Agent”) containing the following information:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of a copyright that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the above requirements of this Section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.
Please note that alternative terms may apply to certain domains, sites, and services offered by or operated by board-room.ca.
The TOU constitutes the entire agreement between you and board-room.ca relating to your use of our Site and Site Content.
The TOU and the relationship between you and board-room.ca shall be governed by the laws of Canada without regard to any conflict of law provisions. You and board-room.ca agree to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the State and Federal courts in all disputes arising out of or relating to this TOU, the Site and Site Content. The failure of board-room.ca to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOU shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Should any part of the TOU be declared invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, this shall not affect the validity of any remaining portion and such remaining portion shall remain in full force and effect as if the invalid portion of the TOU had been eliminated.
Board-room.ca may modify any of its terms and conditions at any time without liability. board-room.ca also may modify these Terms at any time without liability, and customer’s use of the website after notice that these terms have changed constitutes customer’s acceptance of the new Terms.