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Welcome to the website of St. Lawrence Law Firm L.L.P. (“St. Lawrence”). This website (the “Website”) is the exclusive property of St. Lawrence. This document constitutes an Agreement between you and St. Lawrence that sets out the terms and conditions by which St. Lawrence allows you to visit the Website and to view the information that is contained therein. By visiting the Website, you accept the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. Please read this document carefully and, if for whatever reason you are not in agreement with the said terms and conditions, please end your visit to the Website. BY VISITING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT WITHOUT LIMITATIONS OR RESERVATIONS, AND BY ANY APPLICABLE LAWS.
2. Compliance with this Agreement and Applicable Laws
Your use of this Website shall be in compliance with this Agreement and any applicable laws, most notably but without limiting the generality of the foregoing, those laws pertaining to copyrights and trademarks.
3. Intellectual Property
You acknowledge that any and all information, content, documents, images, trade-marks, trade names, trade dress, products, reports, data, graphics, interfaces, web pages, text, files, software, product names, company names, logos and any other elements incorporated into or published on the Website (collectively, the “Content”), including the manner in which the Content is presented or appears and all information relating thereto, are the property of St. Lawrence (or its licensors, as the case may be). Content published by St. Lawrence on the Website may belong to third parties and may be published by St. Lawrence under a license.
4. Restrictions on Use of Content
Subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, St. Lawrence grants you a non-exclusive, personal, non-assignable and non-sub licensable, license to access (remotely via an Internet connection provided by you) the Website and the Content, the whole solely for informational purposes. St. Lawrence hereby authorizes you to copy Content published on its Website for your personal use only and non-commercial use within your organization only. In consideration of this authorization, you agree that any copy of this Content which you make shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained herein. Except as specifically provided above, no Content from the Website may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, downloaded or distributed by you in any way without the prior written consent of St. Lawrence. Except as expressly provided herein or in the case where St. Lawrence has specifically granted written permission to use the Content, no license or right, express or implied, is granted to any person or user of the Website. More specifically, no right, title or interest in any Content, including without limitation any logos or other marks of St. Lawrence, is transferred to you as a result of your use of the Website, and St. Lawrence reserves complete title and full intellectual property rights in and to such Content.
5. Purpose of Website and Limitation on Warranty
The primary goal of this Website is to provide information on St. Lawrence. The information contained herein is provided for information purposes only and should only be used with this goal in mind. While St. Lawrence shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information on the Website is accurate and up to date, it is possible that, at any given time, this information may be incomplete, contain errors or be out of date or inaccurate. Before making a decision based on the said information, you should validate the information with another source or contact St. Lawrence. Changes may be periodically made to the Website Content; these changes will be incorporated in new editions of the Website. For example, St. Lawrence may make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or the programs described in the Website at any time without notice and the Content will be updated accordingly. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, AND EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT, THIS WEBSITE AND ALL CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS, OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES AS TO UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OPERATION, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, LEGALITY, SUITABILITY, PRIVACY, SECURITY, MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THOSE ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.
6. Absence of Lawyer - Client Relationship
No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary or other relationship of any nature whatsoever is created by accessing or otherwise using the Website or by communicating with St. Lawrence professionals through the Website or via their electronic address.
7. Legal Advice
The material provided on the Website is for general information purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal advice or opinions of any kind and may not be used for professional or commercial purposes. No one should act, or refrain from acting, based solely upon the materials provided on the Website, any hypertext links or other general information without first seeking appropriate legal or other professional advice.
8. Limitation of Liability
ST. LAWRENCE ASSUMES NO LIABILITY PERTAINING TO THE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND/OR THE CONTENT OR FOR ANY DAMAGE OR PROBLEM, WHATEVER ITS NATURE OR ORIGIN, THAT MAY ARISE IN THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND/OR CONTENT OR FOLLOWING THE USE THEREOF. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, AND FOR FURTHER CLARITY, IN NO EVENT WILL ST. LAWRENCE, ITS AFFILIATES, RELATED COMPANIES’, AGENTS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, PARTNERS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS OR EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE FOR: I. ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, AGGRAVATED, ECONOMIC OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF SAVINGS, LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF DATA OR COST OF DATA RECOVERY, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, EVEN IF ST. LAWRENCE OR ANY OF ITS PARTNERS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR CLAIMS OR EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGES OR CLAIMS WERE REASONABLY FORESEEABLE; OR II. DAMAGES OR LOSSES RESULTING FROM VIRUSES, DATA CORRUPTION, FAILED MESSAGES, TRANSMISSION ERRORS OR PROBLEMS; TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE PROVIDERS; THE INTERNET BACKBONE; THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES; DAMAGES OR LOSSES CAUSED BY YOU, OR YOUR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR SUBCONTRACTORS; LOSS OF USE OR LACK OF AVAILABILITY OF FACILITIES INCLUDING COMPUTER RESOURCES, ROUTERS AND STORED DATA; THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT; ANY OTHER WEBSITE ACCESSED TO OR FROM THIS WEBSITE; OR EVENTS BEYOND THE REASONABLE CONTROL OF ST. LAWRENCE, EVEN IF ST. LAWRENCE OR ANY OF ITS PARTNERS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR CLAIMS OR EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGES OR CLAIMS WERE REASONABLY FORESEEABLE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO CASE WILL ST. LAWRENCE’S, ITS AFFILIATES’, RELATED COMPANIES’, AGENTS’, LICENSORS’, SUPPLIERS’, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS’, PARTNERS’, OFFICERS’, SHAREHOLDERS’ AND EMPLOYEES’ TOTAL CUMULATIVE AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING UNDER ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BREACH OF CONTRACT, EXTRACONTRACTUAL LIABILITY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE) BE FOR MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED CANADIAN DOLLARS (CND $100).
You agree at all times to indemnify, defend and hold harmless St. Lawrence, its affiliates, related companies, agents, licensors, suppliers, and their respective directors, partners, officers, shareholders and employees against all actions, proceedings, costs, claims, damages, demands, liabilities and expenses whatsoever (including legal and other fees and disbursements) related to or resulting from, directly or indirectly: i. any information or other Content which you send to St. Lawrence by e-mail or other correspondence; or ii. subject to Section 6, your use or misuse of the Content or this Website, including, without limitation, infringement claims.
10. Hyperlinks and References
The Website contains links that allow you to access websites operated by third parties and containing information on the said parties (“Third Party Sites”). These links have been provided solely as a convenience for users of this Website and your access to Third Party Sites through links provided on the Website is at your own risk. St. Lawrence makes no representation as to these third parties, the state of the said Third Party Sites or the information contained on or distributed by such Third Party Sites. St. Lawrence assumes no liability or responsibility concerning any damages that may arise from the use of links to Third Party Sites or information contained on or distributed by any Third Party Sites.
11. Electronic Communications
When you visit the Website or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically, and you consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this Website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
13. Site Monitoring and Consent to Data Exchange
St. Lawrence reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to monitor your use of the Website as well as the use and access of all other users. By accepting to access this Website, you consent to such monitoring. You also acknowledge that St. Lawrence is not obliged to do so and makes no representation to this effect. Your use of this Website results in an exchange of data between your computer and St. Lawrence’s server. By accessing this Website, you agree to this exchange as well as to the fact that St. Lawrence may store and use some of this information for internal purposes. St. Lawrence will not release this information unless obliged to do so by law or by any final judgment rendered by a court of law having appropriate jurisdiction.
15. Changes Without Prior Notice
St. Lawrence reserves the right to amend this Agreement at any time, and in its sole discretion, by posting the amendments on this Website. You are responsible for periodically reviewing the Website for any amendments to the Agreement. Access to the Website or use of this Website after any amendments have been posted shall be construed as your acknowledgement and acceptance of the amended Agreement. In the event of litigation involving this Agreement, the version of this Agreement in effect at the time the disputed actions take place shall govern the dispute.
The Website contains trademarks that are the property of St. Lawrence or its third party suppliers. Trademarks that are owned by third parties are used on the Website pursuant to a license which only extends to St. Lawrence and not to you. You receive no license to use the trademarks featured on the Website and any such use must be pre-approved by St. Lawrence or its third party suppliers, as the case may be.
17. Entire Agreement
This Agreement, as it may be amended from time to time in accordance with Section 16, and any and all other legal notices and policies on this Website, constitute the entire Agreement between you and St. Lawrence with respect to the use of this Website and the Content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, certain Content may be subject to different terms and conditions which will be disclosed to you at the time of accessing such Content. If terms and conditions different from those contained herein are disclosed to you in relation to specific Content, those terms and conditions will apply to such Content and take precedence over this Agreement.
Any provision of this Agreement that is deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable shall be deemed to be ineffective to the extent of such illegality, invalidity or unenforceability and shall otherwise be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, all without affecting the remaining provisions of this Agreement or affecting the legality, validity or enforceability of such provision.
19. Reservation of Rights
St. Lawrence hereby reserves those rights that have not been expressly granted in this Agreement.
20. Limitation of Access, Term and Termination
This Agreement is effective for the duration of your use of the Website. St. Lawrence reserves the right to prevent or limit your access to this Website at its sole discretion. The intellectual property, restrictions on use of Content, limitation on warranty, limitation on liability, and indemnity provisions contained herein shall survive expiry of this Agreement.
21. Applicable Laws and Jurisdiction
St. Lawrence, this Website and the Content (excluding linked websites or content) are physically located within the Province of Quebec, Canada. This Agreement and your use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the Province of Quebec and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, and shall be treated in all respects as a contract entered into and executed in the Province of Quebec, without reference to conflict of laws principles. Any dispute that may arise from your use of this Website is subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in the Province of Quebec, district of Montreal. You agree to waive any right you may have to participate in any class action against St. Lawrence related to this Website, the Content or this Agreement and, where applicable, you also agree to opt out of any class proceedings against St. Lawrence (THE LAWS OF CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING QUEBEC, DO NOT ALLOW FOR CERTAIN CHOICE OF LAW OR ARBITRATION CLAUSE. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS).
22. Disclaimer of Availability
The Website may list or refer to St. Lawrence and other third party products, programs and services that are currently not available in your country. Any reference to such products in relation to a different jurisdiction does not obligate St. Lawrence to offer them in your country at any point.
Any reference made to “this Website” or “St. Lawrence‘s Website” shall constitute reference to the Website found at the address www.stlawrence-mtl.com, all web pages beginning with the address www.stlawrence-mtl.com. Any reference to information contained on this Website refers to all Content on the site, whether the information is directly or indirectly accessible or via download, whatever its form and without restriction.
The parties specifically agree that this Agreement be drafted in English. Les parties ont spécifiquement demandé que cette entente soit rédigée en anglais.