Terms of Use

PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE LIMITATION
Except where otherwise stated on particular pages of this website, you may view, copy, and print web pages and downloadable documents ("Materials") available on this website subject to the following conditions:

  1. The Materials and any copies of the Materials you make may be used by you and your company or organization solely for informational purposes and may not be published or redistributed to others outside your company or organization;
  2. The Materials may not be modified or altered in any way;
  3. Any copy of the Materials or portion thereof must include the copyright and any other proprietary notices which accompany or are contained within the Materials.  If such Materials or portion thereof are not accompanied by a copyright notice you must include the appropriate copyright notice.
  4. Laurstan reserves the right to revoke such authorization at any time, and any such use shall be discontinued immediately upon written notice from Laurstan.

Materials specified above do not include the design or layout of this website.  The design and layout of this website are protected by copyright, trade-mark, trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part.


LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES

The Laurstan site/services may contain links to third-party websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of Laurstan and Laurstan is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. Laurstan is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site, nor is Laurstan responsible if the Linked Site is not working appropriately. Laurstan is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Laurstan of the site or any association with its operators. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the privacy statements and terms of use posted at the Linked Sites.

Any dealings with third parties (including advertisers) included within the Laurstan sites/services or participation in promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and the advertiser or other third party. Laurstan shall not be responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the Laurstan site/services, you will not use the Laurstan sites/services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Laurstan sites/services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Laurstan site/service(s) (or the network(s) connected to any Laurstan site/service(s)) or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of any Laurstan site/service(s). You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Laurstan site/service, other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to any Laurstan site/service, through hacking, password mining, or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Laurstan site/services.

USE OF SERVICES

The Laurstan site/services may contain email services, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, photo albums, file cabinets, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others (collectively, "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send, and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • use the Communication Service in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming, or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise);
  • defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
  • publish, post, upload, distribute, or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material, or information;
  • upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents to do the same;
  • upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another;
  • advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages
  • download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner;
  • falsify or delete any author attributions, legal, or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;
  • restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services;
  • violate any code of conduct or other guidelines that may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses;
  • violate any applicable laws or regulations;
  • create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others; and
  • use, download, or otherwise copy or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or entity any directory of users of a Laurstan site/service(s) or other user or usage information or any portion thereof.

Laurstan has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, Laurstan reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Laurstan reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.
Laurstan reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as Laurstan deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request or to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Laurstan's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself in any Communication Service. Laurstan does not control or endorse the content, messages, or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, Laurstan specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Laurstan spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Laurstan. Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction, and/or dissemination, and you are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO LAURSTAN OR POSTED ON LAURSTAN’S WEBSITE

Laurstan does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to Laurstan (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input, or submit to any Laurstan site/service for review by the general public (each a "Submission" and collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing, or submitting your Submission you are granting Laurstan, and necessary sub-licensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat your Submission and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Laurstan is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and Laurstan may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing, or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input, or submit the Submissions.

SOFTWARE AND CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE LAURSTAN SITES/SERVICES

All content and software (if any) that is made available to view and/or download in connection with the Laurstan site/services, excluding content and/or software that may be made available by end users through a Communication Service ("Software"), is owned by and is the copyrighted work of Laurstan and/or its suppliers and is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Your use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end-user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Software ("License Agreement"). You may not install or use any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement unless you first agree to the License Agreement terms.
For any Software not accompanied by a license agreement, Laurstan hereby grants to you, the user, a revocable personal, non-transferable license to use the Software for viewing and otherwise using the particular Laurstan site/service in accordance with these Terms of Use, and for no other purpose provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Any reproduction or redistribution of the content and/or Software is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THE CONTENT OR SOFTWARE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. You acknowledge that the Software, and any accompanying documentation and/or technical information, is subject to applicable export control laws and regulations of Canada. You agree not to export or re-export the Software, directly or indirectly, to any countries that are subject to Canada  and US export restrictions.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE LAURSTAN SITE/SERVICES MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE LAURSTAN SITE/SERVICES AND TO THE INFORMATION THEREIN. LAURSTAN AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE LAURSTAN SITE/SERVICES AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE LAURSTAN SITE/SERVICES SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL, OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION. LAURSTAN AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, LACK OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED WITHIN THE LAURSTAN SITE/SERVICES FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. LAURSTAN AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, ETC.

TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT

YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT LAURSTAN SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, ANY MATERIAL OR DATA SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED, OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH A LAURSTAN SITE/SERVICE. YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT LAURSTAN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY THREATENING, DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONTENT OR CONDUCT OF ANY OTHER PARTY OR ANY INFRINGEMENT OF ANOTHER'S RIGHTS, INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT LAURSTAN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT SENT USING AND/OR INCLUDED IN A LAURSTAN SITE/SERVICE BY ANY THIRD PARTY.
IN NO EVENT SHALL LAURSTAN AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE LAURSTAN SITE/SERVICES, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE LAURSTAN SITE/SERVICES OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE LAURSTAN SITE/SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE LAURSTAN SITE/SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF LAURSTAN OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.
BECAUSE SOME PROVINCES/STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE LAURSTAN SITE/SERVICES, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE LAURSTAN SITE/SERVICES.

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

Laurstan reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to any or all Laurstan site/services and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. Laurstan may also terminate or suspend your access to Laurstan site/services for inactivity, which is defined as failing to log into a particular service for an extended period of time, as determined by Laurstan. Upon termination of the Laurstan site/service, your right to use the Laurstan site/service immediately ceases.

LANGUAGE

It is the express will of the parties that this agreement and all related documents have been drawn up in English. C'est la volonté expresse des parties que la présente convention ainsi que les documents qui s'y rattachent soient rédigés en anglais.

GENERAL

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in the City of Burlington, Ontario, Canada in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Laurstan site/services. Use of the Laurstan site/services is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Laurstan as a result of these Terms of Use or use of the Laurstan site/services. You agree to indemnify and hold Laurstan, affiliates, officers, and employees, harmless from any claim, demand, or damage, including reasonable attorneys' fees, asserted by any third party due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on the Laurstan site/services. Laurstan reserves the right to disclose any personal information about you or your use of the Laurstan site/services, including its contents, without your prior permission if Laurstan has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Laurstan or its affiliated companies; (3) enforce the terms of use; or (4) act to protect the interests of its members or others. Laurstan's performance of these Terms of Use is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in the Terms of Use is in derogation of Laurstan's right to comply with governmental, court, and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Laurstan site/services or information provided to or gathered by Laurstan with respect to such use. If any part of these Terms of Use is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Terms of Use shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, these Terms of Use constitutes the entire agreement between the user and Laurstan with respect to the Laurstan site/services and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the user and Laurstan with respect to the Laurstan site/services. A printed version of the Terms of Use and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

COPYRIGHT

All contents of the Laurstan website are the property of Laurstan Consulting Group Inc. and/or its suppliers, 2177 Jardine Cres., Burlington, ON, L7L 7J9, Canada.