Disclaimer of Warranties
The web site and all content is provided as is. By accessing and using the web site you acknowledge and agree that use of the web site and the content is entirely at your own risk. FCSS makes no representations or warranties regarding the web site and the content, including, without limitation, no representation or warranty (i) that the web site and/or content will be accurate, complete, reliable, suitable or timely; (ii) that any content, including, without limitation, any information, data, software, product or service contained in or made available through the web site will be of merchantable quality or fit for a particular purpose; iii) that the operation of the web site will be uninterrupted or error-free; (iv) that defects or errors in the web site will be corrected; (v) that the web site will be free from viruses or harmful components; and (vi) that communications to or from the web site will be secure or not intercepted.
The Web site contains links to third-party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by FCSS of the contents of such third-party web sites. FCSS is not responsible for the content of any third-party web site, nor does it make any representation or warranty of any kind regarding any third-party web site including, without limitation (i) any representation or warranty regarding the legality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, timeliness, suitability of any content on any third-party web site; (ii) any representation or warranty regarding the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of any material, content, software, goods or services located at or made available through such third-party web sites; or (iii) any representation or warranty that the operation of the third-party web sites will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects or errors in such third-party websites will be corrected or that such third-party websites will be free from viruses or other harmful components.
While FCSS encourages links to the Web site, it does not wish to be linked to or from any third-party web site which (i) contains, posts or transmits any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including, without limitation, any content constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, provincial, national or international law, regulation which may be damaging or detrimental to the activities, operations, credibility or integrity of FCSS or which contains, posts or transmits any material or information of any kind which promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, could be harmful to minors, harasses or advocates harassment of another person, provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, provides instructional information about illegal activities, including, without limitation, the making or buying of illegal weapons; or (ii) contains, posts or transmits any information, software or other material which violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights, or which is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights. FCSS reserves the right to prohibit or refuse to accept any link to the Web site, including, without limitation, any link which contains or makes available any content or information of the foregoing nature, at any time. You agree to remove any link you may have to the Web site upon the request of FCSS.
Please see our Content Feeds section below.
Please note that information sent or received over the Internet is generally unsecure and FCSS cannot and does not make any representation or warranty concerning security of any communication to or from the Web site or any representation or warranty regarding the interception by third parties of personal or other information.
Any consent by FCSS to, or waiver of, a breach of this Agreement which you have committed, whether express or implied, shall not constitute a consent to, or waiver of, any other, different or subsequent breach. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement or any right or obligation hereunder. If any term or provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, it shall be severed and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force without being invalidated in any way. This Agreement is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, or agency relationship between the parties. Except for any agreements with FCSS that expressly reference this Agreement, this is the entire agreement between you and FCSS relating to the matters contained herein.
All materials displayed or otherwise accessible through the Web site, including, without limitation, news articles, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, computer software and code (collectively, the Content) are protected under Canadian and foreign copyright or other laws, and are owned by FCSS, its licensors or the party accredited as the provider of the Content. In addition, the Web site is protected under copyright law as a collective work and/or compilation pursuant to Canadian and foreign laws. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information and restrictions on or contained in any of the Content accessed through the Web site.
Any use, reproduction, alteration, modification, public performance or display, uploading or posting onto the internet, transmission, redistribution or other exploitation of the website or of any content, whether in whole or in part, other than expressly set out herein, is prohibited without the express written permission of FCSS.
Limitation of Liability
Subject to applicable law, in no event shall FCSS, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors or their respective successors and assigns, be liable for any standard, general, special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation, any loss or damages in the nature of or relating to lost business, lost savings, lost data and/or lost profits, regardless of the cause and whether arising in contract (including fundamental breach), tort (including negligence) or otherwise. the foregoing limitation shall apply even if FCSS knew of or ought to have known of the possibility of such damages.
In no event shall FCSS, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors or their respective successors and assigns, be liable for damages under this agreement, whether arising in contract (including fundamental breach), tort (including negligence) or otherwise, exceeding one hundred Canadian dollars ($100)even if FCSS has been advised or ought to have known of the possibility of such damages.
In no event shall FCSS, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors or their respective successors and assigns, be liable for any loss or damage arising from the failure of FCSS or your failure to protect your password or account information.
FCSS expressly disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions or conduct of any third-party user of the web site or any advertiser or sponsor of the website (collectively, third-party user). Under no circumstances shall FCSS and its officers, directors, employees, agents licensors, be liable for any injury, loss, damage (including special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages) or expense arising in any manner whatsoever from (i) the acts, omissions or conduct of any third-party user; and (ii) any use or inability to use any materials, software, content, goods or services located at or made available at any web site linked to or from the web site.
If you decide to access or use any linked web site or content, materials, software, goods or services from a web site linked to the web site, you do so entirely at your own risk.
You hereby release FCSS and its officers, directors, employees, agents and their respective successors and assigns, from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them, arising from your purchase or use of any products or services made available through the web site or by third parties through the web site.
Software Licenses and Ownership
All software embedded in or located on or at the Web site, including, without limitation, all computer code of all types, including all files and/or images contained in or generated by such software (Software) is protected by copyright and may be protected by other rights. All such Software is owned by FCSS, its licensors or the party accredited with ownership of such Software. You are hereby granted the right to access and use the Software embedded and integrated into the Web site, subject to (i) the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and (ii) any additional conditions which may be imposed on your access and use of such Software.
If the Web site provides Software for download, unless otherwise provided, you are hereby granted, subject (i) to the terms of this Agreement and (ii) to any other terms and conditions that may apply to your downloading and use of such Software, a personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to (i) install and run one copy of the Software in object-code format on a non-networked computer for your personal, non-commercial use; and (ii) to reproduce the Software only as reasonably required to install, run and make reasonable backup copies as allowed by law.
Except to the extent expressly permitted in this Agreement, you may not: (i) use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, upload, download or transmit the Software in whole or in part; (ii) sell, rent, lease, licence, transfer or otherwise provide access to the Software; (iii) alter, remove or cover any trademarks or proprietary notices included in the Software; and/or (iv) decompile, disassemble, decrypt, extract or reverse engineer the Software or assist others in doing so.
Nothing contained in the Web site shall be construed as granting you any right, title, interest or other license in or to any Software embedded or integrated into the Web site or made available for download from the Web site, including, but not limited, to any intellectual property rights in the Software.
All Software embedded or integrated into the Website is provided As Is, without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, without limitation, any warranty (i) that the Software is of merchantable quality or is fit for any particular purpose; (ii) that the Software will conform with any specification(s) relating to the Software; (iii) that the Software will be free from material defects; (iv) that the Software contains no computer viruses or other contaminants; or (v) that the Software shall process date-related and time-related data without causing any processing interruptions, abnormal termination or process or manipulate any time-related data.
The Web site may allow you to purchase many different types of products and services online that are provided by FCSS (the Wares and Services). When ordering Wares and Services on the Web site, you must provide complete and accurate personal information consisting of your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card information and shipping address, as well as any other information requested.
Your receipt of an electronic form or other form of order confirmation does not signify our acceptance of your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of our offer to sell. Your submission of an order to us shall be deemed to constitute an offer to purchase, which shall remain open for a reasonable time, unless we agree otherwise, and will be deemed to be accepted by us only upon shipment of the Wares and Services. FCSS, in its sole discretion, reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order, without prior notice to you, to supply less than the quantity you ordered of any item. FCSS, in its sole discretion, reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order, to accept or decline your order for any reason.
You acknowledge and agree that the price of the Wares and Services is subject to change without notice and that the Wares and Services are subject to availability. The sale of the Wares and Services is void where prohibited by law. FCSS, in its sole discretion, shall have the right, at any time after receipt of your order, to decline your order for any reason. In the event that the Wares and Services are listed at an incorrect price, due to a typographical error or an error in pricing information, FCSS, in its sole discretion, shall have the right at any time after receipt of your order, to decline your order. Expenses specific to your order will be added to your bill ex. parking related to services or travel outside the GTA. Shipping calculations may be adjusted from time to time and to account for destinations where the standardized percentage calculation does not capture the costs of shipping and handling the particular product ordered. Shipping as posted in the shopping cart is an estimate only.
The Web site may allow you to purchase many different types of products and services online that are provided by third parties (the Third-Party Merchandise). FCSS is not responsible for the legality, quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of any Third-Party Merchandise. If you make a purchase from a third-party web hosted by the Web site or linked from the Web site, the information obtained during your visit to any third-party web site and the information that you give, such as your credit card number and contact information, is collected by the third-party web site and not by FCSS.
You release FCSS and its officers, directors, employees, agents and their respective successors and assigns from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them, arising from your purchase or use of the Wares and Services or Third-Party Merchandise made available on the Web site or by third-party web sites through the Web site.
FCSS may at any time, without notice, in its sole discretion and without cause, terminate your right to access or use the Web site, (or any portion thereof). FCSS may also terminate your right to access and use the Web site, or any part of the Web site, if you breach any term or condition of this Agreement.
FCSS, FC Safety Seal, F.C. Safe are official marks or trademarks of FCSS. Other names, words, titles, phrases, logos, designs, graphics, icons and trademarks displayed on the Web site may constitute registered or unregistered trademarks of FCSS or third parties. While certain trademarks of third parties may be used by FCSS under license, the display of third-party trademarks on the Web site should not be taken to imply any relationship or license between FCSS and the owner of said trademark or to imply that FCSS endorses the wares, services or business of the owner of said trademark. Nothing contained on the Web site should be construed as granting you any license or right to use any trademark logo or design of FCSS or any third party, without the written permission of FCSS or the respective owner of any third-party trademark.
The information contained on the Web site is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal, accounting, tax, investment, financial, medical or other advice to you, and you should not rely upon the information to provide any such advice.
The Web site may provide features that allow you to post messages and content, to interact with FCSS and other users and to upload files, documents or other materials (collectively, Submissions). When using any of the features of the Web site which allow you to post, upload or make Submissions, it is a condition of your use of the Web site that you observe the rules of netiquette and that you do not: (i) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Web site, interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper workings of the site or do anything which in the sole discretion of FCSS imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the FCSS website infrastructure; (ii) post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including, without limitation, any Submission constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, provincial, national or international law or regulation; (iii) post or transmit any Submission, including, without limitation, articles, images, stories, software or other material, which violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or which is protected by any intellectual property rights, including, without limitation, copyright, patent, trade secret, trademark or other proprietary rights herein, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or rights holder; (iv) post or transmit any Submission that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, could be harmful to minors, harasses or advocates harassment of another person, provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, provides instructional information about illegal activities, including, without limitation, the making or buying of illegal weapons; (v) post or submit any Submission which solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; (vi) post or transmit any Submission which contains a virus or other harmful component, or provides or creates computer viruses; (vii) post or transmit junk mail, chain letters, unsolicited mass mailing or spam; or (viii) use the Web site for commercial purposes, including, without limitation, posting, uploading or transmitting any Submissions which contain advertising or which engage in commercial activities and/or sales, or which involve contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and/or pyramid schemes.
By posting or uploading Submissions to the Web site, you grant FCSS a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide license to: (i) use, reproduce, store, adapt, translate, modify, make derivative works from, transmit, distribute, publicly perform or display such Submissions for any purpose; and (ii) to sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights. In addition to the grant of the above license, you hereby (i) agree to waive all moral rights in any Submission in favour of FCSS; (ii) consent to your name, address and e-mail appearing as the contributor of any Submission, where applicable, and to the disclosure and/or display of such information and any other information which appears in or is associated with a Submission; (iii) acknowledge and agree that FCSS is not responsible for any loss, damage, or corruption that may occur to your Submissions; and (iv) acknowledge and agree that any Submissions you provide for display on the Web site will be considered non-confidential.
FCSS is not responsible for the content of any Submission. Submissions represent the views and opinions of the person(s) posting the Submission and do not represent the views or opinions of FCSS.
While FCSS is under no obligation to investigate any complaint regarding any Submission, it may, in its sole discretion, investigate complaints and take any actions it deems appropriate in the circumstances, including, without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Web site and terminating the submitting party’s right to access and use the Web site (or any portion thereof).
If FCSS authorizes you in writing to use Content to create new content, including for example and without limitation a mash-up for a FCSS contest or promotion (Derivative Content), the following shall apply: (i) You may only copy and use Content that is provided specifically for creation of the Derivative Content (the Authorized Content, and may not use any other Content owned by the FCSS or found on the Website. You may only copy and use the Authorized Content to create the Derivative Content and may not otherwise use, copy, modify, distribute, transmit, transfer, sell or exploit the Authorized Content. You shall have no right, title or interest in the Authorized Content, and will erase or destroy any Authorized Content in your possession upon submission of the Derivative Content to the FCSS. (ii) Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the Derivative Content shall be deemed to be a Submission pursuant to this section. (iii) Upon creation, you shall immediately communicate the Derivative Content to FCSS, and the Derivative Content shall be FCSS’s sole and absolute property. You irrevocably assign, transfer and abandon all of your right, title and interest in and to the Derivative Content to FCSS. Accordingly, FCSS has the exclusive right to implement and authorize any provision under any law pertaining to intellectual property, including without limitation, the right to protect in its own name, as owner and author, the Derivative Content and any of its derivatives under law. You agree that you may not use the Derivative Content except as specifically authorized in writing by FCSS. (iv) FCSS may terminate at any time your right to access and use any or all Authorized Content and/or, to the extent any right to use has been granted, Derivative Content.
Notice and Procedure for Claims of Copyright Infringement
It is the policy of FCSS to respond to claims of intellectual property infringement. FCSS will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take any actions, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate. Notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
To be effective, the notification of infringement must be a written communication that includes the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law and;
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
To use certain features of the Web site, you may also need a username and password, which you will receive through the Website registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to notify FCSS immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. FCSS cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from FCSS’s failure or your failure to protect your password or account information.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The Web site (excluding linked Web sites) is controlled by FCSS from its offices within the Province of Ontario, Canada. By accessing or using the Web site, you agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, the Web site and/or the Content shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof. You agree and hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Canada and/or the courts of the Province of Ontario with respect to such matters. You agree that the provisions of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply.
FCSS may provide content feeds on or through the Web site including but not limited to, a selection of headlines, summaries or text blurbs, links to full stories, links to audio/video streams, which are available to users in various formats such as HTML, Really Simple Syndication, other XML (eXtensible Markup Language) technology, or other syndication technology (collectively, the Content Feeds). The Content Feeds are available for personal, noncommercial use. You may display, excerpt from, and link to the Content Feeds on your personal web site, weblog, or similar application for personal, noncommercial purposes, provided that
- the links redirect the user to the Web site when the user clicks on them,
- you do not insert any intermediate page, splash page or other content between the links and the applicable Web site page,
- the use or display does not suggest that FCSS promotes or endorses any third party causes, ideas, web sites, products or services,
- the fundamental meaning of the content contained in the Content Feeds, including the headlines and summaries, is not changed or distorted, and
- you do not modify the stories or other content that are linked to by the Content Feeds. If you display an entire Content Feed on your personal web site, weblog or similar application,
- you may not redistribute the Content Feed, and
- you must provide attribution to FCSS by including Four Chambers Safety in text adjacent to the Content Feed. Any other use of FCSS’s trademarks or service marks or of the Content Feeds requires the prior written permission of FCSS.
For permission requests, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
You agree to remove any link to the Web site and/or access to a Content Feed upon the request of FCSS.
FCSSs privacy provisions are based on the CSA Internationals Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information, recognized as a national standard in 1996. The standard addresses the ways in which organizations collect, use and disclose personal information. It also addresses the rights of individuals to have access to their personal information and to have it corrected if necessary.
The code 10 principles are:
An organization is responsible for personal information under its control and shall designate an individual or individuals who are accountable for the organization’s compliance with these principles.
The purposes for which personal information is collected shall be identified by the organization at or before the time the information is collected.
The knowledge and consent of the individual are required for the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, except where inappropriate.
The collection of personal information shall be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by the organization. Information shall be collected by fair and lawful means.
Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention
Personal information shall not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with the consent of the individual or as required by law. Personal information shall be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of these purposes.
Personal information shall be as accurate, complete, and up-to-date as is necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.
Personal information shall be protected by security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.
An organization shall make readily available to individuals specific information about its policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
Upon request, an individual shall be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of his or her personal information and shall be given access to that information. An individual shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.
An individual shall be able to address a challenge concerning compliance with the above principles to the designated individual or individuals accountable for the organization’s compliance.
Privacy on the Internet
This privacy statement is applicable to all FCSS websites/blogs.
FCSS respects the privacy of its Internet users and will protect that privacy as vigorously as possible.
FCSS does not collect information that personally identifies individuals except when individuals provide such specific information on a voluntary basis. There may be occasions where specific personal information is requested before an individual can enter certain sections of a FCSS site. For example, registration is needed to enter the WSIB e-learning site or to participate in any FCSS online forum. This kind of registration helps us to ensure that content standards on these sections of the site are rigorously upheld or that contact can be made with prize winners. Information requested in order to personalize the FCSS homepage or any other FCSS site section would be a similar example.
In all such cases, FCSS will collect only information that is voluntarily provided by the user and undertakes that such information will be kept strictly confidential. Individual information provided to FCSS to gain access to any FCSS site will not be sold or made available to a third party.
FCSS does reserve the right, however, to perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics, in order to measure interest in and use of the various sections of its sites so as to improve design and navigation and to gather marketing information. Only aggregated data from these analyses, not individual data, will be used for this purpose.