Terms and Conditions
Welcome to the website of our law firm. These terms and conditions (the "Terms") govern your use of our website (the "Site"), including all associated web pages, subdomains, and any other website operated by us that is linked to this Site. By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not agree with any of these Terms, you should immediately cease using the Site. Please read these Terms carefully, as they represent a legally binding agreement between you and our law firm. If you have any questions about our website or these Terms, please contact us at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
In these Terms, the following definitions apply:
"Content" means any text, images, video, audio, or other multimedia content, software, or other information or material submitted to, subsisting on, or accessible from the Site;
"We", "Us", or "Our" means the law firm identified on the Site, including our partners, associates, employees, and agents;
"You" or "Your" means the person accessing or using the Site or its Content.
(c) Privacy Statement and Additional Terms
By using the Site, you agree to our Privacy Statement, which is incorporated into these Terms by reference. Our Privacy Statement explains how we collect, use, and disclose personal information. Additional terms may also apply to specific Content, goods, or services available on or through the Site, and will be made available on relevant pages of the Site.
(d) Age Restriction
This Site is intended for and directed to residents of Canada over the age of [16/18] years. If you are under the age of [16/18], you are not permitted to use the Site.
We are committed to ensuring that our Site is accessible to everyone. If you encounter any accessibility issues while using the Site or accessing its content, please contact us at [contact email] or use the website accessibility tools available at [link to accessibility tools].
2. Restrictions on Use
(a) The Site is provided solely for your personal and non-commercial use. By accessing or using the Site, you agree to comply with the following conditions:
(i) You will not use the Site for any unlawful purpose or in violation of these terms and conditions or any applicable laws;
(ii) You will not engage in any activity that defames or disparages any individual or entity, or use the Site or its Content in any manner that is obscene, derogatory, or offensive, or that may cause harm to us or any third party;
(iii) You will not reverse engineer, decompile, copy, modify, distribute, transmit, license, sublicense, display, revise, perform, transfer, sell or otherwise make available to any third party or publish, deep-link, create derivative works from or exploit in any way the Site or its Content, except as expressly permitted by us under these terms or as provided under applicable law and/or any Additional Terms;
(iv) You will not use the Site to distribute viruses, malware or other harmful software code;
(v) You will not represent or suggest that we endorse any other business, product, or service, unless we have agreed to do so in writing;
(vi) You will be solely responsible for all costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of the Site and shall be solely responsible for keeping your password and other account details confidential.
(b) We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Site, in whole or in part, without prior notice, if you violate these terms and conditions or any applicable law or regulation.
3. Ownership, Use, and Intellectual Property Rights
(a) This website and all intellectual property rights in the website (including without limitation any content) are owned by us and/or our licensors. We and our licensors reserve all our intellectual property rights (which include without limitation all copyright, trademarks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents, and all other intellectual property rights of any kind) whether registered or unregistered anywhere in the world.
(b) Nothing in these terms and conditions grants you any rights in the website other than as necessary to enable you to access the website. You agree not to adjust or try to circumvent or delete any intellectual property notices contained on the website and in any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained within any website content.
The trademarks used on this website are our trademarks and third-party trademarks of their respective owners. The use or misuse of any trademarks or any other content on the website except as provided in these terms and conditions is strictly prohibited.
a) Where any software is made available for downloading from the website, this is our copyrighted work and/or that of our licensors. You may only use such software in accordance with the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies the software and, subject thereto, in accordance with these terms.
b) Any reproduction or redistribution of software not in accordance with the end user license agreement and/or these terms is expressly prohibited and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Our software is warranted only to the extent expressly required by law or according to the terms of the end user license agreement. We hereby refuse all other warranties, conditions, and other terms (whether express or implied) regarding the software, including all implied warranties and conditions of satisfactory quality, freedom from defects and fitness for a particular purpose
5. Submitting Information to the Website
(a) The website is not a secure means of communication and any information you supply to us will not be kept confidential. For that reason, you should not submit or send to us any patentable ideas or patent applications, advertising or marketing suggestions, prototypes, or any information, written or oral, which you regard as confidential or commercially sensitive or valuable.
6. Accuracy of Information and Availability of the Site
(a) The information on the site is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute technical, financial, legal advice or any other type of advice. While the site tries to include accurate and up-to-date information, it is not guaranteed to be available, accurate, complete, and up-to-date, free from bugs, errors, or omissions, or fit or suitable for any purpose. Any reliance on the information is at your own risk, and the site operator may suspend or terminate the site's operation at any time. These terms and conditions will not prejudice any mandatory statutory requirement or your statutory rights.
(b) The site operator makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that the site is available, but it does not always warrant or guarantee the site's continued availability or uninterrupted use.
7. Hyperlinks and Third-Party Sites
(a) The site may contain hyperlinks or references to third-party websites. The operator has no control over third-party websites and accepts no responsibility for any content, material, or information contained in them. The display of any hyperlink and reference to any third-party website does not constitute an endorsement of such third-party's website, products, or services. Your use of a third-party site may be governed by the terms and conditions of that third-party site.
8. Warranties and Limitation of Liability
(a) Your use of the site is on an "as available" basis. Except as otherwise expressly required by applicable law, the site operator makes no representations, warranties, conditions, or other terms (whether express or implied) in relation to the provision of the site, including without limitation as to completeness, accuracy, and currency or any content on the site, or as to satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose.
(b) To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the site operator excludes all liability (whether arising in contract, tort, breach of statutory duty, or otherwise) for any error or inaccuracies in any content, the unavailability of the site for any reason, and any representation or statement made on the site.
(c) The site operator is not liable for any loss or damage caused, which could not reasonably be anticipated when you started using the site. This includes loss of revenue, salary, profits, reputation, or any other indirect or consequential loss or damage you may incur in relation to the site and its content.
(d) The site operator's aggregate liability to you for any and all claims arising from your use of the site (including the downloading or use of any content) is limited to the amounts paid by you to the site operator in relation to your use of the site or its content, to the extent permitted by law.
(e) The site operator does not exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, for any fraudulent misrepresentation made by the operator on the site, or for any other statutory rights that are not capable of being excluded.
(f) Any exclusions and limitations of liability in these terms are subject to the Additional Terms in respect of matters covered by those Additional Terms and as otherwise required by law.
(a) These terms are dated [date on which terms were last updated]. No changes to these terms are valid or have any effect unless agreed by us in writing. The site operator reserves the right to vary these terms and conditions from time to time. New terms will be displayed on the site, and by continuing to use and access the site following such changes, you agree to the terms presented.
Drafting Note to Section 9(a):
Unilateral changes to a website's legal terms and disclaimers may be governed by certain legal requirements in Canada. For example, in the event that this document is subject to consumer protection laws, s. 11.2 of the Québec Consumer Protection Act, C.Q.L.R., c. P-40.1, details the requirements for these modifications to be considered enforceable.
(b) All written communication from you to us must be sent to our designated postal address, unless otherwise stated in these terms and conditions. In turn, any communication from us to you will be displayed on our website as necessary.
(c) We will not be held liable for any breaches of these terms and conditions that are caused by events or circumstances outside of our control, including but not limited to strikes, network failures, floods, fires, explosions, or accidents.
(d) If any portion of these terms and conditions is deemed unenforceable, it will not impact the enforceability of the remaining provisions. Additionally, our decision not to enforce a particular right against you at any given time does not mean that we are waiving that right.
(e) These terms and conditions, along with any additional terms specifically referenced, represent the complete agreement between us and you regarding the use of this website. They supersede any previous communications, whether written or oral.
(f) You are not authorized to assign, transfer or sublicense any of your obligations or rights under these terms and conditions to any other person.
(g) The laws of the province/territory where we operate shall govern the interpretation and enforcement of these terms and conditions.
(h) The parties acknowledge that these terms and conditions, as well as any related documents, have been prepared in English, and consent to their use in English.
10. Video Conference Services
You acknowledge being advised of the following:
ii. I acknowledge that Buzaker Law Firm Professional Corporation may utilize certain cloud computing and other software (the “Software”) to render the requested services and manage confidential legal and other information in my file (the “Information”). This also includes digital storage devices such as USB flash drives (each, or collectively, the “Technology”), to deliver remote legal services. I agree and acknowledge that the correct and prudent use of the Technology and Software does not constitute a breach of Buzaker Law Firm Professional Corporation’s duty to hold my information confidential, pursuant to Section 3.3-1 of the Law Society of Ontario’s Rules of Professional Conduct.