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Terms of Use Agreement
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Terms of Use

Castanet Media Ltd. (Castanet) owns and operates this Web site (Castanet.net), located at www.castanet.net. This agreement states the terms and conditions under which you may access and use Castanet.net By accessing and using Castanet.net you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and other related policies. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you must not access Castanet.net. If you are dissatisfied with the terms, conditions, rules, policies, guidelines or practices of Castanet, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using it.

We may revise this Agreement at any time by updating this page. Use of Castanet.net after such changes are posted will signify your agreement to these revised terms. You should visit this page periodically to review this Agreement.

User Submitted Content

User Registration: To use certain features of Castanet.net, you may be asked to register. You agree (i) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by any registration form; and (ii) to maintain and promptly update the information you provide to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If Castanet has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Castanet has the right to suspend or terminate your access to and use of the Web site (or any portion thereof).

Castanet may at any time, without notice, in its sole discretion and without cause, terminate your right to access or use the Web site, (or any portion thereof).

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to notify Castanet immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Castanet cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from Castanet's failure or your failure to protect your password or account information.


Content: You agree not to post any material that you know, or in our judgment ought to know, is abusive, harassing, obscene, vulgar, profane, slanderous, false, defamatory, inaccurate, racist, hateful, fane, threatening, invasive of personal privacy, copyrighted, or in violation of Canadian law.

Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned. In some instances we may deem a breach to be so egregious that we will notify your Internet Service Provider and law enforcement.

You acknowledge that the IP address and email address of all materials is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions.

You agree that Castanet has the right to remove, edit, move or close any submission at any time should we see fit.


Spam: You will not post spam, which includes - but is not limited to - advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations.

Cross-Posting: Posting the same submission in more than one ad topic or forum discussion group is prohibited.

Ownership: By posting or uploading submissions to Castanet.net, you grant Castanet a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide license to: (i) use, reproduce, store, adapt, translate, modify, make derivative works from, transmit, distribute, publicly perform or display such Submissions for any purpose; and (ii) to sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights. In addition to the grant of the above license, you hereby (i) agree to waive all moral rights in any Submission in favour of Castanet; (ii) consent to your username appearing as the contributor of any Submission, where applicable, and to the disclosure and/or display of such information and any other information which appears in or is associated with a Submission; (iii) acknowledge and agree that Castanet is not responsible for any loss, damage, or corruption that may occur to your Submissions; and (iv) acknowledge and agree that any Submissions you provide for display on the Web site will be considered non-confidential.

Limitation of Liability: While Castanet attempts to remove or edit generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every user submission. Therefore you acknowledge that all user submissions express the views and opinions of the author and not Castanet and hence will not be held liable. Users are encouraged to use the complaint link found adjacent to each user submitted material.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The information contained on Castanet.net is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal, accounting, tax, investment, financial, medical or other advice to you, and you should not rely upon the information to provide any such advice.

All content is provided as is. By accessing and using Castanet.net you acknowledge and agree that use of the web site and the content is entirely at your own risk. Castanet makes no representations or warranties regarding its web site and the content, including, without limitation, no representation or warranty (i) that the web site and/or content will be accurate, complete, reliable, suitable or timely; (ii) that any content, including, without limitation, any information, data, software, product or service contained in or made available through the web site will be of merchantable quality or fit for a particular purpose; iii) that the operation of the web site will be uninterrupted or error free; (iv) that defects or errors in the web site will be corrected; (v) that the web site will be free from viruses or harmful components; and (vi) that communications to or from the web site will be secure or not intercepted.

Links on Castanet.net

Castanet.net has links to third-party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Castanet. Castanet is not responsible for the content of any third-party web site, nor does it make any representation or warranty of any kind regarding any third-party web site including, without limitation (i) any representation or warranty regarding the legality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, timeliness, suitability of any content on any third-party web site; (ii) any representation or warranty regarding the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of any material, content, software, goods or services located at or made available through such third-party web sites; or (iii) any representation or warranty that the operation of the third-party web sites will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects or errors in such third-party websites will be corrected or that such third-party websites will be free from viruses or other harmful components.

Ownership

All materials displayed or otherwise accessible through Castanet.net, including, without limitation, news articles, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, computer software and code (collectively, the Content) are protected under Canadian and foreign copyright or other laws, and are owned by Castanet, its licensors or the party accredited as the provider of the Content. In addition, the Web site is protected under copyright law as a collective work and/or compilation pursuant to Canadian and foreign laws. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information and restrictions on or contained in any of the Content accessed through the Web site. Any use, reproduction, alteration, modification, public performance or display, uploading or posting onto the internet, transmission, redistribution or other exploitation of the website or of any content, whether in whole or in part, other than expressly set out herein, is prohibited without the express written permission of Castanet.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Province of British Columbia, Canada. By accessing or using Castanet.net, you agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, the Web site and/or the Content shall be governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia and the laws of Canada, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof. You agree and hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Canada and/or the courts of the Province of British Columbia with respect to such matters. You agree that the provisions of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply.