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This User Agreement (“Agreement”) contains the terms, covenants, conditions, and provisions (the “Terms and Conditions”) upon which you (also referred to herein as “User”) may access and use the website, www.angusreid.org, (the “Site”) and the content displayed on the Site, owned by the Angus Reid Institute (“ANGUS REID INSTITUTE”).

This Agreement is current as of January 26, 2015.

Terms and Conditions

By accessing, viewing, and using the Site, you indicate that you understand and intend these Terms and Conditions to be the legal equivalent of a signed, written contract and equally binding, and that you accept such Terms and Conditions and agree to be legally bound by them. Please note that ANGUS REID INSTITUTE reserves the right to change the Terms and Conditions under which this Site and its many offerings are extended to you. Your continued use of the Site following reasonable notice of such modifications will constitute your acceptance of such changes. You also agree that notices we may provide on the itself shall be deemed reasonable notice for this purpose.

  1. Grant of License.Subject to the Terms and Conditions and your continued compliance therewith, this Agreement provides you with a personal, revocable, nonexclusive, nontransferable license to use the Site and the text, graphics, data, information, and other content made available through or from the Site (collectively, “Content”), including without limitation, Content obtained through widgets, RSS feeds, APIs or other similar means. In furtherance of its mission to further the public debate on important issues, the Content may be accessed, printed, displayed, downloaded and distributed for personal, educational, news reporting, or other policy purposes, provided that all copies display all copyright and other applicable notices to the extent such notices are contained in such Content and provided further that you do not use the Content in any manner that implies, suggests, or could otherwise be perceived as attributing a particular policy or lobbying objective or opinion to ANGUS REID INSTITUTE. You must also provide proper attribution to the Angus Reid Institute in connection with your use of any Content. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

You may not copy, reproduce, create derivatives of, modify, distribute, broadcast, transmit, publish, license, transfer, sell, or otherwise exploit the Content for a fee or for other commercial purposes except pursuant to a separate written agreement with ANGUS REID INSTITUTE. If you wish to use any Content for any commercial purpose or any purpose not permitted by this Agreement, please contact ANGUS REID INSTITUTE at info@angusreid.org. Under no circumstances may the Content be reproduced in principal part, mirrored, catalogued, framed, displayed simultaneously with another site or otherwise republished in its entirety or in principal part without the express written permission of ANGUS REID INSTITUTE, except to extent such Content is obtained through a widget, RSS feed, or other similar means. You represent and warrant to ANGUS REID INSTITUTE that you will not use this Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to attempting or actually (a) disrupting, impairing or interfering with the Site; (b) collecting any information about other users of the Site; or (c) systematically extracting data contained in the Site to populate databases for internal or external use.

  1. Intellectual Property Rights.All Content, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by law including, but not limited to, Canadian copyright, trade secret (for password protected areas), and trademark law, as well as other provincial, federal, and international laws and regulations and is owned by ANGUS REID INSTITUTE and/or third parties. Except as expressly provided herein, ANGUS REID INSTITUTE does not grant any express or implied right to you or any other User of the Site. The Site may also include the trade and/or service marks of other parties. Such third-party designations may not be used without the prior written permission of their respective owners.

Unless otherwise specified, the Content is © 2015, Angus Reid Institute. All rights reserved. Removing or altering this copyright notice on any Content on the Site is prohibited. ANGUS REID INSTITUTE also owns a copyright in the Site as collective works and/or compilations, and in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancements of the Site’s Content.

  1. Assumption of Risk.You use the Internet solely at your own risk and subject to all applicable local, provincial, federal, and international laws and regulations. While ANGUS REID INSTITUTE has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site, please be advised that the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to/from this Site over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, ANGUS REID INSTITUTE and its affiliates and all of their employees and representatives are not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained on the Site, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information. ANGUS REID INSTITUTE shall have no liability for interruptions or omissions in Internet, network or hosting services or any other failure of performance of the Site. You assume the sole and complete risk of using the Site.
  2. Third-Party sites.ANGUS REID INSTITUTE provides links, in its sole discretion, to other websites on the Internet for your convenience in locating related information and content, and the Content may be available through third-party sites. These sites have not necessAngus Reid Institutely been reviewed by ANGUS REID INSTITUTE and are maintained by third parties over which ANGUS REID INSTITUTE exercises no control. Accordingly, ANGUS REID INSTITUTE expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the information, and/or quality of products or services provided by or advertised on these third-party sites. In addition, such links to, or the display of Content on, such third-party sites does not imply an endorsement of any third party or any website or the products or services provided by any third party.
  3. Events Beyond ANGUS REID INSTITUTE’s Control.You expressly absolve and release ANGUS REID INSTITUTE from any claim of harm resulting from a cause beyond its control including, but not limited to, the failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses or software failures, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes, or natural disasters, strikes or other labor problems, wars, terrorism or governmental restrictions.
  4. DISCLAIMERS.THE SITE AND ALL OF THEIR CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND ARE MADE AVAILABLE WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. ANGUS REID INSTITUTE MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY AS TO THE ACCURACY, RESULTS, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT. FURTHER, WHILE ANGUS REID INSTITUTE ENDEAVORS TO PROVIDE THE MOST ACCURATE, UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE, THE CONTENT ON THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. ANGUS REID INSTITUTE MAY MAKE MODIFICATIONS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AND THE CONTENT AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON. ANGUS REID INSTITUTE MAKES NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE SITE. YOU ASSUME THE SOLE RISK OF MAKING USE OF THE SITE AND THE CONTENT.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ANGUS REID INSTITUTE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ANGUS REID INSTITUTESING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATION, REIMBURSEMENT OR DAMAGES ON ACCOUNT OF THE LOSS OF PRESENT OR PROSPECTIVE PROFITS, EXPENDITURES, INVESTMENTS OR COMMITMENTS, WHETHER MADE IN THE ESTABLISHMENT, DEVELOPMENT OR MAINTENANCE OF BUSINESS REPUTATION OR GOODWILL, FOR LOSS OF DATA, COST OF SUBSTITUTE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR INFORMATION, COST OF CAPITAL, AND THE CLAIMS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF ANGUS REID INSTITUTE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANGUS REID INSTITUTE DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES BASED ON YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE CONTENT.

IN ANY EVENT, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF ANGUS REID INSTITUTE FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER RELATED TO USE OF THE SITE AND THE CONTENT SHALL NOT EXCEED $50.00.

  1. Indemnity.You agree to indemnify and hold harmless ANGUS REID INSTITUTE, its affiliates, and all of their officers, directors, employees, legal representatives, agents, successors and assigns, from and against any damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ and professionals’ fees and court costs) Angus Reid Institutesing out of any third-party claims based on or related to your use of the Site, the Content, or any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions. You agree to cooperate as fully as reasonably required in ANGUS REID INSTITUTE’s defense of any claim. ANGUS REID INSTITUTE reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of ANGUS REID INSTITUTE.
  2. Submissions.ANGUS REID INSTITUTE welcomes your feedback and suggestions about how to improve the Site, and allows public comments on some pages of its Site. Any ideas, suggestions, information, know-how, material, or any other content (collectively, “Submissions”) received through the Site, however, will be deemed to include a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license for ANGUS REID INSTITUTE to adopt, publish, reproduce, disseminate, transmit, distribute, copy, use, create derivative works of, display (in whole or part) worldwide, or act on such Submissions without additional approval or consideration, in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such Submissions. You hereby waive any claim to the contrary.
  3. Term and Termination.This Agreement takes effect at the time the User begins using the Site (thereby indicating acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.) ANGUS REID INSTITUTE reserves the right at any time and for any reason to deny any User access to the Site or any portion thereof, and to terminate this Agreement. Termination will be effective without notice.
  4. Waiver.Failure to insist on strict performance of any of the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement will not operate as a waiver of any subsequent default or failure of performance. No waiver by ANGUS REID INSTITUTE of any right under these Terms and Conditions will be deemed to be either a waiver of any other right or provision or a waiver of that same right or provision at any other time.
  5. Nature of Relationship/Severability.No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and ANGUS REID INSTITUTE as a result of this Agreement or your use of the Site. If any provision of this Agreement is held unenforceable by a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties, and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
  6. Entire Agreement/Reservation of Rights.These Terms and Conditions and ANGUS REID INSTITUTE’s Privacy Policy represent the entire agreement between you and ANGUS REID INSTITUTE with respect to your use of the Site and the Content, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written between you and ANGUS REID INSTITUTE with respect to the Site. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved

 

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