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1. Terms

By accessing and using the site the "Site") you are agreeing to be bound by the following Terms of Use. Forbes Legal reserves the right to modify or alter these Terms of Use without notice or penalty and by using the Site you are agreeing to be bound by any such modifications, alterations or amendments. Last Revised: March 31, 2016

2. Reserved Rights and Grant of Limited Licence

Copyright © 2016 Forbes Legal (the Operator of the Site). All rights reserved.

The Site contains information, software, communications text, graphics, advertising, images, photos, artwork and other material and services (collectively, the "Information") that are protected by various Canadian and international intellectual property laws, including but not limited to copyright and trademark law, and other proprietary rights, which rights exist in the Information currently on the Site and which rights will continue to exist in all Information developed or posted on the Site in future. Permission is granted to use (display or print) short extracts of the Information on the Site for personal, non-commercial, transitory viewing only.

This is the grant of a limited licence, not a transfer of title, and under this limited licence you may not:

  • modify, copy, reproduce, republish, or re-disseminate the Information; - use the Information for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or noncommercial);
  • attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on the Site;
  • remove any copyright or other proprietary notations rom the Information; and
  • transfer the Information to another person or "mirror" the Information on any other server.

This licence shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Forbes Legal at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of the Information or upon the termination of this licence, you must destroy an downloaded Information in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. No Endorsement or Affiliation

The Site may contain links to other Internet websites. The links are provided to you as convenient references to help you locate other Internet resources that may be of interest to you. Forbes Legal has not conducted a detailed review, of all of the sites linked to the Site and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked sites as such links are developed and operated independently from Forbes Legal. The inclusion of any link on the Site does not imply endorsement of the site by Forbes Legal unless specifically stated otherwise. A link to another site should not be construed to imply that the Site is affiliated with or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyrighted symbol that may be reflected in the link or the description of the link to such other sites unless an affiliation is specifically identified within the Site. Use of any such linked website is at the user's own risk. 4. No Liability Forbes legal is not responsible for any damages whatsoever and howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Site or in reliance on the Information available on the Site, including any loss of use, lost data, lost business profits, business interruption, personal injury, or any other pecuniary loss, whether in an action for contract, negligence or other tortious action, even if Forbes legal has been informed of the possibility thereof.

5. No Advice or Warranties

The Information posted on the Site, including but not limited to, articles, case commentaries, newsletters, opinions and viewpoints, is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The Information posted on the Site is not intended to provide any legal, accounting or tax advice and should never be relied upon in this respect. Accessing material posted on the Site and/or communicating with a lawyer or other firm employees by way of e-mail or through the Site does not create a paralegal/client relationship. Forbes Legal urges all users of the Site to seek the advice of a professional and not to rely on the Information posted on the Site. Although Forbes Legal uses reasonable efforts to include information that is accurate and current, the Information appearing on the Site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Forbes Legal does not warrant 0or guarantee the quality, accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the Information provided. Forbes Legal may make changes to the Information contained on the Site at any time without notice but Forbes Legal does not, however, make any commitment to update the Information nor is Forbes Legal obligated to update the Information.

6. Terms of Use Modifications

Forbes Legal may revise these Terms of Use for the Site at any time without notice or penalty. By using this Site you are agreeing to be bound by the most current version of these Terms of Use.

7. Confidentiality Warning

Absent the use of encryption, the Internet is not a secure medium and your privacy cannot be ensured. Internet e-mail is especially vulnerable to interception and therefore, Forbes Legal will not be responsible for any damages you may suffer a a result of transmitting confidential information to Forbes Legal via the Site or implicitly or explicitly authorizing Forbes Legal to send confidential information to you via the Internet.

8. Compliance with Local Laws

You acknowledge that you have accessed the Site voluntarily and that you alone are responsible for ensuring compliance with any applicable national or international laws, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law. You are hereby advised that some jurisdictions may restrict Internet usage by their residents.

9. Governing Law

Forbes Legal controls the Site from within the Province of Ontario in Canada. The Site, however, can be accessed by all Canadian provinces and territories as well as from other places around the world. By accessing the Site, you agree that the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein shall govern as to the interpretation, validity and effect of these Terms of Use or any other agreement posted on the Site notwithstanding any conflict of laws provisions or your domicile, residence or physical location. You and Forbes Legal hereby consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Superior Court of the Province of Ontario in any action or proceeding instituted or related to the Site.