Terms & Conditions

Last updated: November 6th, 2019

These Terms and Conditions (“Terms”, “Terms and Conditions”, “Terms of Use”) govern your relationship with the ciidrc.org website (the “Service”) operated by the Canadian International Internet Dispute Resolution Centre (“CIIDRC”, “us”, “we”, or “our”), a division of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (“BCICAC”).

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the Service.

Your access to and use of the Service is based on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service you agree to be bound by these Terms and accept all legal consequences. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, in whole or in part, please do not use the Service.

Content

Our Service allows you to post, link, store, share, and otherwise make available certain information (“Content”) in the context of resolving a domain name dispute in accordance with ICANN’s Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”).  You are responsible for the Content that you post to the Service, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.

Accounts

When you create an account with us, you must provide us with information that is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of the Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your account on our Service.

You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Service and for any activities or actions under your password.

You agree not to disclose your password to any third party other than your employees and advisors who have agreed to these Terms and Conditions. You agree to notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

You may not use as a username the name of another person or entity or that is not lawfully available for use, a name or trade mark that is subject to any rights of another person or entity other than you without appropriate authorization, or a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obsene.

Intellectual Property

The Service and all contents, including but not limited to text, images, graphics or code are the property of CIIDRC and BCICAC and are protected by copyright, trademarks, database and other intellectual property rights.

Links To Other Web Sites

The Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by CIIDRC or BCICAC.

Neither CIIDRC nor BCICAC has control over, nor assumes responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party web sites or services. 

Neither CIIDRC nor BCICAC shall be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content or services available on or through any such websites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.

Legal Advice

The information provided through the Service is not intended to be legal advice, nor should it be considered legal advice.

Termination

We may terminate or suspend access to our Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including, without limitation, if you breach the Terms.

All provisions of the Terms shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Upon termination, your right to use the Service will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your account, you need to submit a request to CIIDRC to delete your user account.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless CIIDRC, BCICAC, its principals, officers, directors, representatives, employees, contractors, licensors, licensees, suppliers and agents, from and against any claims, losses, damages, losses, obligations, costs, actions or demands.

These include but are not limited to: (a) legal and accounting fees resulting from your use of the Service; (b) your breach of any of these Terms; (c) anything you post on or upload to the Service; and (d) any activity related to your account. This includes any negligent or illegal conduct by you, any person or entity accessing the Service using your account whether such access is obtained via fraudulent or illegal means.

Limitation Of Liability

CIIDRC, BCICAC, its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, shall not be liable for any loss or damage, direct or indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, including without limitation, economic loss, loss or damage to electronic media or data, goodwill, or other intangible losses, resulting from your access to or use of the Service, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other claim in law, whether or not we have been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose.

Disclaimer And Non-Waiver of Rights

Neither CIIDRC nor BCICAC  makes any guarantees, representations or warranties of any kind as regards the website and associated technology. Any purportedly applicable warranties, terms and conditions are excluded, to the fullest extent permitted by law. Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance, except as provided for under the laws of any Province of Canada. In such cases, the Provincial law shall apply to the extent necessary.

CIIDRC, BCICAC, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that:

  1. the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; 
  2. any errors or defects will be corrected; 
  3. the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components; or 
  4. the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.

Breach

If you breach any of these Terms and CIIDRC chooses not to immediately act, or chooses not to act at all, both CIIDRC and BCICAC will still be entitled to all rights and remedies at any later date, or in any other situation, where you breach these Terms. CIIDRC and BCICAC do not waive any rights. 

Neither CIIDRC nor BCICAC shall be responsible for any purported breach of these Terms caused by circumstances beyond its control. A person who is not a party to these Terms shall have no rights of enforcement.

You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these Terms.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed by, and interpreted and enforced in accordance with, the laws in the Province of British Columbia and the laws of Canada, as applicable.

If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then any remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements, oral or otherwise, regarding the Service.

Changes

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will make reasonable efforts to provide at least 30 days’ notice prior to any new terms taking effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion.

By continuing to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.