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HOME AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT SERVICES OF GREY-BRUCE

 

TERMS OF USE

Please carefully read all of the following terms and conditions of this agreement (“Agreement”) before using or accessing the website of the Home and Community Support Services of Grey-Bruce (HCSS”) (the “Website”).

You agree to the following terms and conditions, as modified or amended by HCSS from time to time. Accessing and using this Website is the equivalent of you signing and accepting this Agreement and indicates your acceptance of the following terms and conditions and that you intend to be legally bound by them. Each time you access the Website, you re-confirm your acceptance of this Agreement. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms, please exit the Website and discontinue your use of this Website.

Copyright and Ownership

All materials published or otherwise accessible through this Website including but not limited to articles, opinions, photographs, images, illustrations, information, content, reports, data, databases, graphics, interfaces, web pages, text, files, software, products, services, product names, company names, trade-marks, logos and trade names contained on the Website (collectively referred to as the “Content”) and including the manner in which the Content is presented or appears and all related information are protected by copyright and are owned or controlled by or used by HCSS with permission. The compilation of all Content on this Website is the exclusive property of the HCSS. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices and restrictions contained in any Content.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

You agree that you will not, without HCSS’s prior written permission, use this Website or the Content for purposes other than your own personal non-commercial use and benefit. You may not frame the Website or the Content in whole or in part on any commercial or non-commercial website. You acquire absolutely no rights or licences to the Website or the Content other than the limited right to use the Website and the Content in accordance with this Agreement. You are solely responsible for the retrieval and use of the Content. Reliance on any Content is solely at your own risk.

Certain words, phrases, names, designs or logos used on the Website may constitute the trade-marks or trade names of HCSS or of third parties. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting any licence or right to use any trade-marks or trade names displayed on the Website without the written permission of the HCSS or the written permission of the third party that may own them.

You agree that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful. Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, any reproduction, retransmission, distribution, sale, republication, modification, translation of or creation of derivative works based on the Website or the Content, in whole or in part, and any decompilation, disassembly, reverse engineering or other exploitation of the Website, without prior written permission, is strictly prohibited.

Limitation of Liability

THIS WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” ONLY, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. IN NO EVENT WILL HCSS, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR YOUR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, BREACH OF A FUNDAMENTAL TERM, FUNDAMENTAL BREACH, OR OTHERWISE. ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED TO COMPUTER SYSTEMS, SOFTWARE OR ELECTRIC FILES BY ANY INTRUSIVE FORCES, SUCH AS VIRUSES AND THE LIKE ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND CONTENT. YOU FURTHER AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND SAVE HARMLESS HCSS, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM AND AGAINST ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, EXPENSES, DAMAGES AND COSTS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY AND SPECIAL DAMAGES) AND REASONABLE LEGAL FEES, RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE AND CONTENT OR ANY VIOLATION BY YOU OF THIS AGREEMENT.

Advertisements and Links/Referrals

The Website contains third party advertisements and links to third-party websites. HCSS make no representations whatsoever about any advertisers or any website that you may access through the Website. When you access a non-HCSS advertisement or website through the Website, you do so at your own risk and acknowledge that HCSS is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements made on these sites. An advertisement or a link to another website on the Website does not mean that HCSS has endorsed, investigated or verified the advertiser, the advertiser’s products or services, or the content of a third party’s website. It is your responsibility to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from third party advertisements and links to third-party websites.

Server Log Information that the HCSS Gathers

HCSS web servers generate logs that may contain information about computers or devices used to access the Website or about general activity on the Website, such as the following:

  • Internet address of computer or device
  • Type of browser or other application used
  • Operating system of the computer or device
  • Web pages requested by the user
  • Referring web pages
  • Time spent on the Website

HCSS web server administrators may produce summary reports from these logs and share that information with Website content managers. Website content managers typically use this information in aggregate to understand what pages are popular, how users are navigating to and within the Website, and when the Website is used most frequently. While information in server logs generally cannot be used to identify individuals, you should be aware that such information inadvertently may be captured.

Privacy and Use of Cookies

From time to time, you may provide HCSS with personal information through your communications and through the use of the Website. For more information, please see HCSS’s privacy policy.

A “cookie” is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies are often used to retain information about preferences and pages you have visited. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.  The first time you visited the Website a cookie was stored on your computer; when you return, the cookie is read again. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.  You can refuse to accept cookies, disable cookies, and remove cookies by customizing your own browser preferences.

Continuity of Data Provided

As a result of the dynamic nature of the internet, resources that are free and publicly available one day may have restricted access the next, and the location of items may change as menus, pages, and files are reorganized. You expressly agree that use of the Website and Content is at your sole risk. HCSS does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free. The Content could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. HCSS may make improvements and/or changes to the Content at any time.

Governing Law

This Agreement is governed by the laws of Ontario and these laws apply to the use of the Website or the Content by you, notwithstanding your domicile, residency or physical location. The Website and the Content are intended for use only in jurisdictions where it may lawfully be offered for use.

Termination

Notwithstanding any of these terms and conditions, HCSS reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use this Website, and to block or prevent future access to and use of the Website if you violate any of the terms of this Agreement. Upon termination, the terms of this Agreement shall continue to apply.

Entire Agreement

This Agreement contains the entire agreement between you and HCSS pertaining to your use of the Website and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings, representations, negotiations, and discussions, whether oral or written, of the parties. There are no warranties, representations or other agreements between the parties in connection with the subject matter of this Agreement except as specifically set forth in this Agreement.

Severability

If any term of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall not be affected. The Agreement shall thereafter be construed as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision were omitted.

Updating the Terms of Use

HCSS may update these terms of use without any prior notice to you. HCSS encourages you to periodically review the terms of use.

Contacting HCSS

For more information about the use of this Website and its Contents, please contact:

Andy Underwood, Executive Director

HCSS Grey Bruce
G12 1350 16th St E
Owen Sound ON N4K 6N7

Email: aunderwood@hcssgreybruce.com
Phone: 519-372-2091 | 1-800-267-3798 ext.2025