Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

As of April 23, 2017

Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of these terms.

StrataLaw.ca (this “Website”) is owned and published by Housing Guide Media Inc. (“HGMI”), a company incorporated under the laws of British Columbia, Canada.

By visiting and using this Website you agree to be bound by these terms of use (the “Terms of Use”) as may be updated from time to time. You acknowledge and affirm that your usage constitutes due consideration, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, for your agreement to be bound by the Terms of Use and that this agreement constitutes a legally binding contract between you, your agents, agency, representatives, fiduciaries, employer, company or organisation (collectively, the “User”) and HGMI.

NO PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

The User acknowledges and agrees that the content on this Website does not constitute legal advice, accounting advice, tax advice or any other form of professional service or advice. Where information on this Website leads the User to take any action or series of actions that may affect or impact the User in any way, the User agrees to first engage and formally retain the services of a skilled professional and obtain independent and qualified professional advice.

The User acknowledges and agrees that the content of this Website is intended for general informational purposes only.

GENERAL RELEASE & WAIVER

This Website, its contributing authors, HGMI and HGMI’s directors and officers are not liable to the User for any damage or loss, whether direct or indirect, that results from the User’s use of or reliance on the published content.

The User expressly releases HGMI, its directors and officers and all contributing authors from all legal liability and claims that may result from use or reliance on the information and content published on this Website.

In the event that HGMI does not enforce any obligation contained in the Terms of Use or otherwise available to HGMI at common law, HGMI retains all rights to enforce the obligation at any time and any delay in enforcement does not constitute a waiver of HGMI’s right to enforcement of any obligation or other portion of the Terms of Use.

In the event that any damages, costs or awards that are awarded to the User by a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction, these damages, costs or awards shall be capped and shall not exceed the total amount of revenue, exclusive of taxes, paid by the User to HGMI over the twelve (12) month period preceding the filing or registering of the claim against HGMI.

NO WARRANTY

Laws are constantly amended and updated. Written content appearing on this Website is provided on an “as-is” basis. HGMI does not make any representations or warranties about the completeness, applicability, accuracy or adequacy of any content posted on this Website.

HGMI makes no warranties or representations about the outcome, quality, satisfaction or efficacy of services advertised, sold, engaged or delivered by any person, organisation, or other entity that may advertise, market, list or hold themselves out in any commercial, professional or other capacity on or through this Website or content linked to or from this Website.

INDEMNIFICATION

The User agrees to indemnify and hold harmless HGMI for any claims made by a third party, and such indemnification shall include all awards for damages, settlements, court or arbitration costs and legal costs on a solicitor and client basis. HGMI shall fully control the entirety of any and all proceedings or processes that may result in a claim or award for damages.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

This Website links to several independent websites created by other individuals, businesses or organisations. By clicking on these links, the User leaves this Website. HGMI has no control over any independent websites. The fact that they are referred to on this Website does not make this Website, its owner and its contributing authors liable in any way for the User’s use or reliance on content appearing on independent websites.

USE OF WRITTEN CONTENT

HGMI holds copyright in all written content appearing on this Website except for content that has been published with permission from copyright holders.

The written content published on this Website must not be copied, reproduced, distributed, published, posted, adapted, modified or translated in any way without first obtaining written permission from HGMI.

USE OF PHOTOS & GRAPHICS

The photos and graphics appearing on this Website have been published with permission from copyright holders and/or are used pursuant to the terms of a commercial license.

Nothing on this Website shall be interpreted as giving the User direct or indirect permission to use any photos or graphics appearing on this website.

Photos and graphics on this Website must not be republished, re-transmitted or reproduced in any way by the User.

SUBSCRIPTION TO ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER

By providing an email address and subscribing to HGMI’s electronic newsletter, the User is providing HGMI with express consent to send electronic communications to the email address provided. The User may revoke this consent at any time by following the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the emails received.

CONFIDENTIALITY

HGMI strives to keep all personal information the User sends through this Website’s contact form confidential. However, the User consents to the release of this information to third parties if HGMI or its directors or officers are required by law or legal proceedings to do so.

Please note that personal information sent through the contact form of this Website is not protected by lawyer-client privilege and does not create a lawyer-client relationship.

USE OF COOKIES

This Website uses Google Analytics to help us understand our visitors’ browsing habits. Tracking cookies are used to collect standard information (including your IP address) about visitors’ behaviour in an anonymous form and this information is stored on Google’s servers.

By using this Website, the User consents to the processing of data about the User by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

GOVERNING LAW AND FORUM

The Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws applicable in the Province of British Columbia and the law of Canada applicable therein, excluding that body of law governing conflict of laws. Any action or proceeding brought to enforce the terms of this agreement will be brought in a court of competent authority in Vancouver, British Columbia. The parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of this court.