WV LLP may revise this Agreement at any time, within its sole discretion, and without any notice. Use of the Website after such changes are posted will signify your acceptance of these revised terms. You are responsible for visiting this Agreement in order to determine if any changes have been made.
Not Legal Advice
Information made available on the Website in any form is for informational purposes only. It is not, and should not be taken as legal advice. You should not rely on, or take or fail to take any action, based upon this information. Never disregard professional legal advice or delay in seeking legal advice because of something you have read on the Website. Articles, case discussions, or other materials available on the Website should not be relied upon in order to understand that law as it applies to your situation and should not be considered a guarantee of a similar outcome in future representation. Contact WV LLP to discuss potentially retaining our firm in order to address any legal concerns you may have.
No Lawyer-Client Relationship
The presentation of information on the Website or your use of or reliance upon such information, does not establish a lawyer-client relationship between you and WV LLP.
Ownership of Content
All materials displayed or otherwise accessible through the Website, including but not limited to text, graphics, videos, photos, trademarks, logos and other materials (collectively the “Content”) are protected by copyright and trade-mark laws, and are owned by WV LLP and/or its licensors, or the party accredited as the provider of the Content. Except as granted in the limited licence herein, any use of the Content, including modification, transmission, presentation, distribution, republication, or other exploitation of the Website or of any Content, whether in whole or in part, is prohibited without the express prior written consent of WV LLP. Your use of the Website and/or any Content does not grant or transfer to you any ownership or other rights in the Website and/or any Content, and except as expressly provided, nothing herein or within the Website and/or any Content shall be construed as conferring on you or any other person or entity any license under any WV LLP or any third party intellectual property or other rights. Any rights not expressly granted to you in this Agreement are expressly reserved by WV LLP.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you are hereby granted a limited, fully revocable, non-transferable and non-exclusive licence to access, view and use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use, and are granted the right to download, store and print single copies of items comprising the Content for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you maintain all copyright, trade-mark and other notices contained in such Content. This limited license does not include any rights not specifically enumerated herein. Your limited license to use the Website and the Content is automatically revoked upon termination or expiration of this Agreement (whichever occurs first). You agree that you will not use the Website or any Content for any purpose that is unlawful.
Limitation of Liability
Subject to applicable law, in no event shall WV LLP, or any of its partners, employees, consultants, representatives, officers, directors, agents, or licensors (collectively the “WV LLP Released Parties”) be liable for damages of any kind including, without limitation, any direct, special, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages or any loss or damages in the nature of or relating to lost business, lost savings, lost data and/or lost profits, arising from your use of, reliance upon, or inability to use the Website and/or the Content, regardless of the cause and whether arising in contract (including fundamental breach), tort (including negligence), or otherwise. The foregoing limitation shall apply even if any or all of the WV LLP Released Parties knew of or ought to have known of the possibility of such damages.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Subject to applicable law, the Website and the Content is provided “as is” and “as available”, without warranty or condition of any kind, either express or implied. WV LLP expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions, including any implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment, accuracy, completeness, or non-infringement in respect to the Website and the Content, to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, while WV LLP endeavours to provide Content that is correct, accurate and timely, no representations or warranties are made regarding the Website and/or the Content including, without limitation, no representation or warranty that (i) the Website or the Content will be compatible with your computer, mobile or other device and/or software; (ii) the Website or the Content will be accurate, reliable, complete, current, timely or suitable for any particular purpose, (iii) that the operation of the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, (iv) that defects or errors in the Website or the Content will be corrected, (v) that the Website or the Content will be free from viruses, Trojan horses, malware, worms or other harmful components, and (vi) that communications to or from the Website will be secure and/or not intercepted. You acknowledge and agree that you are using the Website and the Content, if applicable, at your own risk and liability.
Release and Indemnity
To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, you hereby agree to release each of the WV LLP Released Parties from, and in no event shall any or all of the WV LLP Released Parties be liable to you or any other person or entity, for any and all liabilities and damages (including any direct, indirect, special, exemplary or consequential damages, including lost profits) whatsoever or arising from your use of the Website (including any breach by you thereof), the Content or otherwise relating to this Agreement and you agree that your sole remedy for any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses is to cease using the Website and the Content. You will indemnify and hold each of the WV LLP Released Parties harmless from and against any claims, losses, judgments, damages, costs and expenses (including without limitation, reasonable legal fees) incurred by any of them due to or resulting from your use of the Website, the Content or otherwise relating to this Agreement (including any breach by you thereof). You will also indemnify and hold the WV LLP Released Parties harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of Content from this Website. You agree that the applicable WV LLP Released Party(ies) may assume the defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify the WV LLP Released Parties and you agree to cooperate, at your cost, with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of the applicable WV LLP Released Party(ies).
Security and Confidentiality
WV LLP and the WV LLP logo are trade-marks of WV LLP. Other names, words, titles, phrases, logos, designs, graphics, icons and trademarks displayed on the Website may constitute registered or unregistered trade-marks of WV LLP or third parties. Our trade-marks may be unregistered or registered in Canada and in other countries as applicable. Any use of such trade-marks, except as expressly provided for herein, without the express written consent of the applicable owner is strictly prohibited. Nothing contained herein or on the Website (including, without limitation, the Content) may be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license to use any trade-mark(s). You agree that you will not take any actions inconsistent with WV LLP ownership of, or any third party’s ownership of, the trade-marks.
While certain trade-marks of third parties may be used by WV LLP under licence, the display of third party trade-marks on the Website should not be taken to imply any relationship or licence between WV LLP and the owner of said trade-mark or to imply that WV LLP endorses the wares, services or business of the owner of the said trade-mark.
Intellectual Property Concerns
If you are a copyright or trade-mark owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright or trade-mark, you agree to promptly report any alleged copyright or trade-mark infringements taking place on or through the Website by providing a written notice with the following information:
- Identification of the copyrighted work or trade-mark that you claim has been infringed;
- Identification of the allegedly infringing content, and information reasonably sufficient to permit WV LLP to locate it;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the content identified in your notice in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright/trade-mark owner, its agent, or the applicable law;
- A statement by you that you attest that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright/trade-mark owner or otherwise authorized to act on the owner’s behalf; and
- Your physical or electronic signature, together with your contact information (address, telephone number and, if available, email address).
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Subject to applicable law, by accessing or using the Website, you agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, such Website and its Content shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada, without regard to conflict of laws principles, and you agree and hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario with respect to all matters relating to your access to and use of the Website.
WV LLP may, in its sole discretion, cancel or terminate your right to use any or all Websites, or any part of any Website, or any Content, at any time without notice. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access the applicable Website, the part of the Website, or Content affected by such cancellation or termination. The restrictions imposed on you with respect to both Content and the Website set out in this Agreement shall survive. WV LLP shall not be liable to any party for such termination.
Third Party Rights
The WV LLP Released Parties shall be recognized as third party beneficiaries in respect of the benefit of the indemnities given by you in this Agreement.
Except for any agreement in respect of Content, this is the entire agreement between you and WV LLP relating to your access and use of the Websites and the Content herein.
If any term or provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, it shall be severed and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force without being invalidated in any way. You may not assign, convey, subcontract or delegate your rights, duties or obligations hereunder. A WV LLP entity will not be considered to have waived any of its rights or remedies described in this Agreement unless the waiver is in writing and signed by the applicable WV LLP entity. No delay or omission by WV LLP in exercising its rights or remedies will impair or be construed as a waiver. Any single or partial exercise of a right or remedy will not preclude further exercise of any other right or remedy. The failure of WV LLP to enforce the strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of the right of WV LLP to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provisions of this Agreement. The headings used in this Agreement are included for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Last revised November 2016