Terms and Conditions


These terms and conditions of use for event registration or e-learning registration constitute a legal agreement and are entered into by and between you and The Business Advisory Centre of Durham (BACD) via Small Business Centres Ontario (SBC Ontario) ("Company," "we," "us," "our"). The following terms and conditions, together with any documents and/or additional terms they expressly incorporate by reference (collectively, these "Terms and Conditions"), govern your access to and use, including any content, functionality, and services offered on or through our events or e-learning sessions. 


BY REGISTERING FOR AN SBC ONTARIO EVENT OR AN ONLINE LEARNING SESSION, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND AND COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY, INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR THE PRIVACY POLICY, YOU MUST NOT REGISTER FOR AN SBC ONTARIO EVENT OR E-LEARNING SESSION.

 

By registering for an event or an elearning session, you represent and warrant that you are the legal age of majority under applicable law to form a binding contract with the Company and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not register for an event or elearning session.


Modifications to the Terms and Conditions of Events and E-Learning Sessions 


We reserve the right in our sole discretion to revise and update these terms and conditions from time to time. Any and all such modifications are effective immediately upon posting and apply to all access to and continued use of the Website. You agree to periodically review the terms and conditions in order to be aware of any such modifications and your continued use shall be your acceptance of these.


The information and material shared at  events or e-learning sessions, may be changed, withdrawn, or terminated at any time in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if, for any reason, all or any part of the event or e-learning session is restricted to users or unavailable at any time or for any period.


No Reliance 


The content of our events and e-learning sessions is provided for general information purposes only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain more specific or professional advice before taking, or refraining from, any action or inaction on the basis of the content on our Website.


Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information of our events and e-learning sessions, we make no representations, warranties, or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content at our events or e-learning sessions is accurate, complete, or up to date. Your participation at events or e-learning sessions is at your own risk and neither the Company nor its respective directors, officers, employees, agents, service providers, contractors, licensors, licensees, funders, suppliers, or successors have any responsibility or liability whatsoever for your use of information at events or e-learning sessions.


These events or e-learning sessions may include content provided by third parties, including from other users and third-party licensors. All statements and/or opinions expressed in any such third-party content, other than the content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. Such materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. The Company nor its respective directors, officers, employees, agents, service providers, contractors, licensors, licensees, suppliers, or successors have any responsibility or liability whatsoever to you, or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any third-party materials.


Privacy 


By submitting your personal information to register for events or e-learning sessions, you consent to the collection, use, reproduction, hosting, transmission, and disclosure of any such user content submissions in compliance with our Privacy Policy, as we deem necessary for events or e-learning sessions and provision of any services and information. 


By registering for events or e-learning sessions you are consenting to the use of cookies which allow a server to recall previous requests or registration and/or IP addresses to analyze website use patterns. You can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies. If you do, however, some areas of the Website may not function adequately. For more information on this automated information gathering practices, see Our Privacy Policy.


Third-Party Websites 


For your convenience, this registration page for events or e-learning sessions may provide links or pointers to third-party sites. We make no representations about any other websites that may be accessed from this registration page. If you choose to access any such sites, you do so at your own risk. We have no control over the contents of any such third-party sites and accept no responsibility for such sites or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. You are subject to any terms and conditions of such third-party sites. 


Such links to third-party sites from the registration page for events or e-learning sessions  may include links to certain social media features that enable you to link or transmit on your own or using certain third-party websites, certain content from this page. You may only use these features when they are provided by us and solely with respect to the content identified.


You may link to our events or e-learning sessions, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part where none exists. Our events or e-learning sessions must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our registration pages for events or e-learning sessions other than the homepage. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the Conditions of Use and User Submissions and Site Content Standards. You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking to immediately stop. 


Geographic Restrictions


The owner of the events and e-learning sessions is based in Ontario in Canada. We provide this Event Registration Page for use only by persons located in Canada. These events and e-learning sessions are not intended for use in any jurisdiction where its use is not permitted. If you access the events and e-learning sessions from outside Canada, you do so at your own risk and you are responsible for compliance with local laws of your jurisdiction.


Disclaimer of Warranties


YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF EVENTS OR E-LEARNING SESSIONS, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS FOUND OR ATTAINED THROUGH THE EVENT REGISTRATION PAGE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE EVENTS OR E-LEARNING SESSIONS, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS FOUND OR ATTAINED THROUGH THE EVENTS OR E-LEARNING SESSIONS REGISTRATION PAGE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTRACTORS, LICENSORS, LICENSEES, SUPPLIERS, OR SUCCESSORS MAKE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR ENDORSEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, SUITABILITY, ACCURACY, CURRENCY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE EVENT REGISTRATION PAGE OR ITS CONTENTS. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTRACTORS, LICENSORS, LICENSEES, SUPPLIERS, OR SUCCESSORS REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE EVENT REGISTRATION PAGE, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS FOUND OR ATTAINED THROUGH EVENTS OR E-LEARNING SESSIONS WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR EVENT REGISTRATION PAGE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.


WE CANNOT AND DO NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT FILES OR DATA AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING FROM THE INTERNET OR THE EVENTS OR E-LEARNING SESSIONS WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE CODE. YOU ARE SOLELY AND ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE OF THE EVENT REGISTRATION PAGE AND YOUR COMPUTER, INTERNET, AND DATA SECURITY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, OVERLOADING, FLOODING, MAILBOMBING, OR CRASHING, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, WORMS, LOGIC BOMBS, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE EVENT REGISTRATION PAGE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS FOUND OR ATTAINED THROUGH THE EVENT REGISTRATION PAGE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.


Limitation on Liability


EXCEPT WHERE SUCH EXCLUSIONS ARE PROHIBITED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL THE COMPANY NOR ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTRACTORS, LICENSORS, LICENSEES, SUPPLIERS, OR SUCCESSORS BE LIABLE FOR NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, NEGLIGENT MISREPRESENTATION, FUNDAMENTAL BREACH, DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF PRIVACY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE PARTY WAS ALLEGEDLY ADVISED OR HAD REASON TO KNOW, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, OR RELIANCE ON, THE EVENT REGISTRATION PAGE, ANY LINKED WEBSITES OR SUCH OTHER THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES, NOR ANY WEBSITE CONTENT, MATERIALS, POSTING, OR INFORMATION THEREON EVEN IF THE PARTY WAS ALLEGEDLY ADVISED OR HAD REASON TO KNOW.


Indemnification


To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, service providers, contractors, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to your breach of these Terms and Conditions or your use of information shared at events or e-learning sessions, including, but not limited to, your User Submissions, third-party sites, any use of events or e-learning session content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms and Conditions.


Intellectual Property.

All intellectual property at events or in e-learning sessions including all text, images, illustrations, photographs, icons and other materials is owned by Small Business Centres (SBC) Ontario and provided for information purposes only. Individuals may print or copy portions of the Site for personal use only. Unauthorized use of any portion of this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.


Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact us through our form at https://sbcontario.ca/contact/ 


Thank you for reading our terms and abiding by them while you’re here.