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Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

By using http://www.cfa.ca/ (the “Site”), you accept these terms and conditions of use. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions of use, please do not use the Site. Except where stated otherwise, the term “CFA” used on the Site shall be deemed to include Canadian Franchise Association and its affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and assigns. CFA reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these terms and conditions at any time. Please check these terms and conditions periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to these terms and conditions will mean you accept those changes.

RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS

CFA owns and operates the Site. The CFA logo is copyright of CFA. Other trade-marks, registered-marks, related words, domain names and logos which are the property of CFA may appear from time to time on the Site. All other trade-marks, product names and company names or logos cited herein which are not the property of CFA are the property of their respective owners. CFA’s trade-marks may not be used without CFA’s express authorization and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, CFA’s trade-marks may not be used in connection with any products or services which are not CFA’s or authorized by CFA, or in any manner that is likely cause confusion among customers or potential customers of CFA, or in any manner that disparages or discredits CFA.

Materials contained on the Site including the content, site design, text, and the selection and arrangement thereof are the copyright of CFA (unless otherwise expressly stated). No material from the Site or any website owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by CFA may be copied, reproduced, republished, framed, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way (unless otherwise expressly stated). If you wish to link to this Site, please contact us to obtain our written approval. Failure to obtain such approval in advance is a violation of this agreement and an infringement of CFA’s copyright and other proprietary rights, and is expressly prohibited. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose than those described above is a violation of CFA’s copyright and other proprietary rights, and is also strictly prohibited.

GENERAL DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

THE OPINIONS OR VIEWPOINTS EXPRESSED HEREIN DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THOSE OF CFA. WHERE MATERIALS AND CONTENT WERE PREPARED BY PERSONS OTHER THAN CFA, THE SAID OTHER PERSONS AND/OR ENTITIES ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR CONTENT. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HEREIN IS INTENDED ONLY AS GENERAL INFORMATION THAT MAY OR MAY NOT REFLECT THE MOST CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. THE MENTION OF PARTICULAR COMPANIES OR INDIVIDUALS DOES NOT REPRESENT AN ENDORSEMENT BY CFA. INFORMATION ON LEGAL MATTERS SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. ALTHOUGH PROFESSIONALS MAY PREPARE THESE MATERIALS OR BE QUOTED IN THEM, THIS INFORMATION SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. IF PROFESSIONAL ADVICE IS REQUIRED, THER SERVICES OF AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL SHOULD BE SOUGHT.

CFA RESERVES THE RIGHT (BUT NOT THE OBLIGATION) TO REMOVE OR EDIT ANY CONTENT THAT MAY APPEAR ON THE SITE. IF YOU POST INFORMATION TO THE SITE, YOU GRANT CFA A NON-EXCLUSIVE, ROYALTY-FREE, PERPETUAL, IRREVOCABLE, AND FULLY SUBLICENSABLE RIGHT TO USE, REPRODUCE, MODIFY, ADAPT, PUBLISH, TRANSLATE, CREATE DERIVIATIVE WORKS FROM, DISTRIBUTE, AND DISPLAY SUCH CONTEST THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IN ANY MEDIA. YOU GRANT CFA THE RIGHT TO USE THE NAME THAT YOU SUBMIT IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH CONTENT. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU OWN OR OTHERWISE CONTROL ALL OF THE RIGHTS TO THE CONTENT THAT YOU POST; THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE; THAT THE USE OF THE CONTENT YOU SUPPLY DOES NOT VIOLATE THIS POLICY AND WILL NOT CAUSE INJURY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY; AND THAT YOU WILL INDEMNIFY CFA FOR ALL CLAIMS RESULTING FROM CONTENT YOU SUPPLY.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN USING THE SITE, YOU WILL BE EXPOSED TO CONTENT FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES, AND THAT CFA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, SAFETY RELATING TO SUCH CONTENT. YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO CONTENT THAT IS INACCURATE, OFFENSIVE, OR OBJECTIONABLE, AND YOU AGREE TO WAIVE, AND HEREBY DO WAIVE, ANY AND ALL LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHTS OR REMEDIES YOU HAVE OR MAY HAVE AGAINST CFA, OR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, MEMBERS, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, WITH RESPECT THERETO.

THE SITE, THE SERVICES AND THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS HEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS, WHERE IS, AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. CFA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, ITS CONTENTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMIT PRODUCT AND/OR SERVICES DESCRIPTIONS AND PRICES) OR THE SERVICES. CFA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE USER EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT (i) THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE REGARDING THE CONTENT OF THE SITE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION HOW CURRENT IT IS, ITS ACCURACY, ITS COMPLETENESS, ITS AVAILABILITY, ITS SECURITY, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE SITE, ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, OR THE SERVERS UPON WHICH THEY RESIDE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; AND (ii) AS A SERVICE TO USERS OF THE SITE CFA INCLUDES LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES THAT CFA HAS NO CONTROL OVER, AND MAKES NO ENDORSEMENTS OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, BUSINESS PRACTICES, CONTENT OR APPROPRIATENESS OF CONTENT ON SUCH WEBSITES, AND THE USER HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVES ANY CLAIM AGAINST CFA.

NONE OF CFA OR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, MEMBERS, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES, CLAIMS, EXPENSES OR OTHER COSTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LEGAL FEES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON IT, OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF USER PHOTOS, PROGRAMS OR DATA, INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES.

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR EXCLUSIVE AND SOLE REMEDY IS TO STOP USING THE SITE.

SECURITY AND PRIVACY

CFA strives at all times to protect the security and privacy of any information you provide over the internet to CFA. However because of the inherent nature of the internet, CFA cannot guarantee that this information will not be improperly accessed or used by third parties. You are submitting this information over the internet to CFA at your own risk. For further information please refer to the Privacy Policy section of this Site.

COMPANY LISTINGS

The information in the listings of this Site has been provided by the relevant company or created under the direction from those companies. While CFA has requested that such companies provide information that is up-to-date and correct, CFA makes no guarantee, endorsement, representation, or warranty of any kind regarding the completeness, accuracy, or reliability of any of the information submitted and CFA disclaims any obligation to do so.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless CFA, its officers, directors, employees, members, agents, licensors, and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity (including negligent or wrongful conduct) related to your use of the Site.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

The Site is controlled by CFA from its office within the Province of Ontario, Canada. This Site can be accessed from all provinces and territories of Canada, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of the Province of Ontario, Canada, by accessing this Site, you agree that all matters relating to access to, or use of, the Site, or any other hyperlinked website, shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable to the Province of Ontario, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. You also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the Province of Ontario and acknowledge that you do so voluntarily. You are responsible for complying with your own local laws.

GENERAL

In the event that any parts of any terms and conditions are held to be indefinite, invalid, illegal or otherwise voidable or unenforceable, the other parts of those terms and conditions will not fail on account thereof, and the balance of the terms and conditions will continue in full force and effect. The terms and conditions on the Site constitute the entire agreement between you and Ontario governing your use of the Site. You may also be subject to other terms and conditions when you access other sites or other portions of the Site (if specified) or if you access or purchase third party content or software. The failure or delay of Ontario in exercising any right or remedy under the terms and conditions or elsewhere shall not constitute a waiver of such right or remedy. The section titles in these terms and conditions are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

USE OF THE SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.