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User Agreement

CAA South Central Ontario


1. General

This User Agreement (“Agreement“) governs the use of the Life-Side Connections blog website (“Website“), including, without limitation, participation in its comments sections and all other areas, as provided by CAA South Central Ontario (“CAA”).

Please read the terms of this Agreement carefully. Use of the Website will constitute your agreement to comply with these terms. If you do not agree with the terms of this Agreement, please do not use the Website.

A copy of this Agreement is available at http://blog.caasco.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/CAA-Life-Side-Connections-Blog.User-Agmt.V3-JS.July_.24.2013.docx. This Agreement may be modified from time to time so please check back often. The date of revision will appear in footer of this document. Continued access of the Website by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to this Agreement.

Your failure to comply with the terms of this Agreement may result in suspension or termination of your access to the Website, without notice, in addition to CAA’s other remedies.

2. How to participate on Website

To use certain portions of the Website, or the Website as a whole, you may be required to sign into your account, or set up an account, with Facebook, Yahoo, AOL or Hotmail (“Account”).

3. Terms of Usage

A. Unless otherwise specified, the Website is intended for your personal use only. You may not authorize others to use your Account to participate on the Website. If you have reason to believe that your Account is no longer secure, you must promptly change your password. You are solely responsible for all usage or activity on the Website using your Account, including but not limited to, use of your Account by any person, with or without authorization, or who has access to any computer on which your Account resides or is accessible.

B. The Website contains material that is protected by local, national and international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material (including, without limitation, trademarks, photographs, articles) from the Website, with the exception that you may share  an  article on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or via email.  You may also comment on the articles.  Life-Side Connections blog uses Facebook’s Social Plug-In for comments and as a result posts your personal information alongside the comment.

C. The Website is not intended for users under the legal age of majority, and CAA does not knowingly collect any information, including, without limitation, personally identifiable information, from users under the legal age of majority. Such users are expressly prohibited from using their Accounts to participate on the Website. Any information submitted by such users will not knowingly be used, posted, or retained by CAA.

D. You agree not to use any obscene, indecent, or offensive language or to place on the Website any material that is defamatory, abusive, harassing, racist, or hateful. Further, you may not place on the Website any material that is encrypted, constitutes junk mail or unauthorized advertising, or commercial offers, invades anyone’s privacy, or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or that otherwise violates any local, federal, national or international law or regulation. You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes and you acknowledge that your failure to do so may subject you to civil and criminal liability.

E. You are responsible for ensuring that any material you provide or post on the Website or elsewhere, including but not limited to text, photographs and sound, does not violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party or is posted with the permission of the owner(s) of such rights.

F. The content, organization, graphics, text, images, video, design, compilation, advertising and all other material on the Website, including without limitation, the “look and feel” of the Website, are protected under applicable copyrights and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights and are the property of CAA South Central Ontario. The copying, rearrangement, redistribution, modification, use or publication by you, directly or indirectly, of any such matters or any part of the Website, including but not limited to the removal or alteration of advertising, except for the limited rights of use granted hereunder, is strictly prohibited.

G. You may not in any way make commercial or other unauthorized use, by publication, re-transmission, distribution, performance, caching, or otherwise, of material obtained through the Website, except as permitted by the Copyright Act or other law or as expressly permitted in writing by this Agreement, the Website or CAA.

H. You agree not to disrupt, overwhelm, attack, modify or interfere with the Website or its associated software, hardware and/or servers in any way, and you agree not to impede or interfere with others’ use of the Website. You agree that you will not post any software, files or links to other sites, and that you will not post any content that contains viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may adversely affect the operation of the Website, or feature of the Website. You further agree not to alter or tamper with any information or materials on or associated with the Website.

I. Other than connecting to CAA’s servers by http requests using a web browser, you may not attempt to gain access to CAA’s servers by any means, including without limitation, by using administrator passwords or by masquerading as an administrator while using the Website or otherwise.

J. You acknowledge that CAA has reviewed or endorses the content of all sites linked to and from this Website, or are responsible for the content or actions of any other sites linked to and from this Website. Your links, if any, to any service or site is at your sole risk.

K. The nature of this Website is interactive and public. By posting content, you understand and acknowledge that any materials, ideas or other communications you transmit in any manner and for any reason will not be treated as confidential or proprietary. Furthermore, you acknowledge and agree that any ideas, concepts, techniques, procedures, methods, systems, video, scripts, music, photographs, designs, plans, charts, or other materials you transmit may be used by CAA anywhere, anytime, and for any reason whatsoever.

L. CAA does not endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree with the comments, opinions, or statements posted by others on the Website. Any information or material placed online, including advice and opinions, are the views and responsibility of those who post the statements and do not necessarily represent the views of CAA. You agree that CAA is not responsible or liable to you with respect to any information or materials posted by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material, even material that violates this Agreement.

M. CAA reserves the right (but undertake no duty) to review, edit, move or delete any material provided for display or placed on the Website, in their sole discretion, without notice.

4. Additional Terms

CAA reserves the right to post, from time to time, additional terms of usage that apply to specific parts of the Website. Such additional terms will be posted in the relevant parts of the Website. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to comply with these additional terms of usage.

5. Intellectual Property

CAA respects the intellectual property rights of others, and users of the Website are asked to do the same. CAA may, in appropriate circumstances and at its sole discretion, suspend or terminate the access of, and take other action against, users of the Website who infringe the intellectual property rights of others.

6. Privacy Protection

For information regarding use of any personal information you supply or communicate to the Website, please see CAA’s Privacy Policy located at http://www.caasco.com/about-us/website/privacy.jsp, or email privacy@caasco.com or call 1-800-268-3750.

Except as expressly provided otherwise in the Privacy Policy, you agree that by posting messages, uploading files, inputting data, or engaging in any other form of communication with or through the Website, you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, enhance, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, display, or sublicense any such communication in any medium (now in existence or hereinafter developed) and for any purpose, including commercial purposes, and to authorize others to do so. In addition, please be aware that information and content including photographs (collectively, “Materials”) you disclose in publicly accessible portions of the Website will be available to all users of the Website, so please be mindful when posting personal information and other content on the Website.

CAA hereby disclaims any and all liability that may arise in connection with any and all materials posted, uploaded or supplied by you on the Website.

7. Disclaimer of Warranty

You acknowledge that you are using the Website at your own risk. The Website is provided “as is”, and CAA and its affiliates hereby expressly disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranties of accuracy, reliability, title, merchantability, non-infringement, fitness for a particular purpose or any other warranty, condition, guarantee or representation, whether oral, in writing or in electronic form, including but not limited to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained therein or provided by the Website. CAA and its affiliates do not represent or warrant that access to the Website will be uninterrupted or that there will be no failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information or that no viruses will be transmitted on the Website.

8. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify CAA and its respective employees, officers, directors, affiliates, agents, representatives and third party service providers, and to defend and hold each of them harmless, from any and all claims and liabilities (including legal fees) which may arise from your submissions, from your unauthorized use of material obtained through the Website, or from your breach of this Agreement, or from any such acts through your use of the Website.

9. Limitation of Liability

CAA and its affiliates shall not be liable to you or any third parties for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or punitive damages allegedly sustained arising out of this Agreement, the providing of the Website hereunde, your access to or inability to access the Website, including for viruses alleged to have been obtained from the Website, your use or reliance on the Website, information or materials available on the Website, regardless of the type of claim or the nature of the cause of action, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. You hereby agree to release CAA and its respective affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed (“Claims”), arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the Website.

10. Termination or Suspension of Access to Website

CAA has the right to terminate and/or suspend your ability to access the Website or any portion thereof, for any or no reason, or may prevent your use of the Website with or without notice to you. You agree that you do not have any rights in this Website and that CAA will not have any liability to you if this Website is discontinued or your ability to access it is terminated.

11. Jurisdiction

CAA does not make any representations that materials on the Website are appropriate, available or legal in any particular location. Those who choose to access the Website do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

You agree that this Agreement, for all purposes, shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario without regard to any conflict of laws provisions, and any disputes arising under or relating to this Agreement shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Ontario.