We hope you’ll find our website useful and informative. Please visit often and tell your friends about us. All we ask in return is that you abide by the Terms and Conditions that follow. Please read them carefully, because when you use our site, you automatically agree to them.
The Site is for your personal and non-commercial use only. As a condition of your use of the Site, you agree:
(a) not to use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful under applicable law, or prohibited by these terms and conditions;
(b) not to make available to any third party or otherwise publish, deep-link, create derivative works from or exploit in any way the Site or its text, images, video, audio or other multimedia content, software or other information or material submitted to, subsisting on or accessible from the Site (“Content”) except as permitted by us under these terms or as expressly provided under applicable law;
(c) not to post or transmit any offensive, harmful, unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, abusive, hateful, inflammatory, discriminatory, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or would otherwise violate the law;
(d) not to use the Site to distribute viruses or malware or other similar harmful software code;
(e) not to represent or suggest that we endorse any other business, product or service unless we have separately agreed to do so in writing; and
(f) that you are solely responsible for all costs and expenses you may incur in relation to your use of the Site.
We reserve the right to prevent or suspend your access to the Site if you do not comply with any part of these terms and conditions or any applicable law and to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where BIC websites are used to disseminate materials in contravention of the prohibitions set out above.
This Site and all intellectual property rights in the Site (including without limitation any Content) are owned by BIC and/or our licensors. BIC and our licensors reserve all our intellectual property rights (which include without limitation all copyright, trademarks, domain names, design rights, database rights, patents and all other intellectual property rights of any kind) whether registered or unregistered anywhere in the world.
Nothing contained on the Site shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark without our prior written permission and nothing in these terms and conditions grants you any rights in the Site other than as necessary to enable you to access the Site. You agree not to, nor attempt to, to circumvent or delete any intellectual property notices contained on the Site and in particular in any digital rights or other security technology embedded or contained within any Site Content. The distribution, downloading, editing, modification, reuse, reproduction, reposting, transmission, performance, display or other uses of these trademarks or any other materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited and may be in violation of copyright law, trademark law, the law of slander or libel, the law of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. Further, please be advised that BIC actively and aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.
BIC will use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Site, but BIC makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy (whether expressly or by implication) or that any Content is or remains available accurate, complete and up to date, free from bugs, errors or omissions or fit or suitable for any purpose. Any reliance you may place on the information on this Site is at your own risk and we may suspend or terminate operation of the Site at any time at our sole discretion. Nothing in these terms and conditions shall operate to prejudice any mandatory statutory requirement or your statutory rights. Content on the Site is provided for your general information purposes only and to inform you about us and our products and news, features, services and other websites, which may be of interest.
All users agree that all access and use of the Site and the content thereof is at your own risk. Neither BIC nor any party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Site shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access, use or inability to use the Site, or any errors or omissions in the content thereof.
BIC makes no warranties or representations about any non-BIC website which you may access. BIC makes every effort to “link” only with websites that share our high standards. However, BIC has no control over links made to BIC websites by third parties. When you access a non-BIC website, please understand that it is independent from BIC. BIC cannot monitor or review the content of all websites and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of such off-site pages.
These terms and conditions shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws in effect within the Province of Ontario. These terms and conditions are dated as of the “POSTED” date set out below. No changes to these terms are valid or have any effect unless agreed by us in writing. We reserve the right to vary these terms and conditions from time to time. Our new terms will be displayed on the Site and by continuing to use and access the Site following such changes, you agree to be bound by any variation made by us. It is your responsibility to check these terms and conditions from time to time to verify such variations.
Notice and Procedure for making Infringement Claims. You agree that you will not upload, post or otherwise transmit any communications or content of any type that infringe or violate any rights of any party. If you believe any material available via this Site infringes a copyright or other right, you should notify BIC using the Contact Us tab on our Site and provide a detailed description of the material claimed to be infringing.
November 22, 2013