Compliance Works Inc. (“us” or “we” or “Compliance Works”) offers an online subscription service that provides customizable summaries of Canadian statutes and regulations (based on an “Area of Law”).
If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use Compliance Works.
1. Using Compliance Works
Subject to the Terms, we grant you limited, non-exclusive, revocable permission to make use of Compliance Works for the following purposes only:
- Compliance – obtaining information on legal obligations and requirements; and
- Current Awareness – keeping up-to-date on amendments in the Areas of Law in your subscription (“Amendments”).
You agree that your use is for business purposes only, and Compliance Works will not be used by anyone else or for any purposes other than those for which it was intended.
2. Account Registration and Use
To subscribe to and access Compliance Works, you must register for an account by creating a user name and password. You agree to provide accurate, complete, and current information about yourself when registering. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your account information (including your user name and password) and for all activities that occur under your account. You cannot share your username and/or password and your account can only be accessed by you. You must notify us immediately of any unauthorized use or any other breach of security. We are not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your account information.
Business Accounts are accounts created by an organization and used by one or more account users, depending on the Subscription Plan.
If you create an account on behalf of an organization, you confirm that you have authority to bind the organization. Business Accounts may only be used by employees of the organization. User You agree not to create User Accounts for anyone outside of your organization and to disable accounts of anyone who is no longer a part of your organization.
3. Free Trials
You may be provided with a free trial of Compliance Works (‘Free Trial”). Free trials are granted in the sole discretion of Compliance Works. Your Free Trial will end automatically after the trial period. At that time your use of Compliance Works will end unless you convert your account to a paid subscription. Your Free Trial may be extended at the sole discretion of Compliance Works. Your Free Trial may be cancelled at any time by Compliance Works in its sole discretion. Your Free Trial is subject to these Terms.
The subscription fee payable is as listed in your subscription or as agreed in writing by us and you, plus any applicable sales or other tax (the “Fees”). Fees are considered incurred on the first day of each subscription period.
We will send you a monthly or, as applicable, annual invoice setting out the Fees, depending on whether you have subscribed to a monthly or annual subscription. You agree to pay the Fees within 15 days of receipt of the invoice. Compliance Works may suspend your account for non-payment of fees. If your account is suspended, it will be re-instated from the date that payment is received for the balance of the subscription period.
Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of the applicable subscription period, unless you cancel your subscription before the end of the then-current subscription period. The cancellation will take effect the day after the last day of the current subscription period. You may also change your subscription plan prior to renewal. If you would like to change your plan, you must provide us with written notice of the change at least 14 days prior to the new subscription period.
We are entitled to unilaterally increase the Fees by providing you with 30 days written notice of such increase. Price changes will take effect at the start of the next subscription period following the date of the price change. Subject to applicable law, you accept the new price by continuing to use Compliance Works after the price change takes effect. If you do not agree with a price change, you have the right to reject the change by unsubscribing from Compliance Works prior to the price change going into effect.
For annual subscriptions, payment is accepted by cheque, or major credit card using a secure third-party payment-processing service or electronic funds transfer. For monthly subscriptions, payment is only accepted by major credit card using a secure third-party payment system. If applicable, you agree that we may charge the fee and other charges (including applicable taxes) payable by us to your credit card. We are not responsible for any charges incurred from exceeding your credit limit.
If you wish to dispute any charges, you must give us written notice at firstname.lastname@example.org within 10 days of receiving the monthly invoice or in the case of automatic payment of the charge being applied to your credit card, failing which the charges will be deemed to be accurate.
You are responsible for paying to us any costs, including lawyers’ fees, incurred by us in collecting any unpaid amounts owed to us by you.
We own all right, title and interest in Compliance Works and the Content including all copyright, intellectual property and other proprietary rights of any type.
6. Usage Rules
Unless specifically authorized by us in writing, you may not:
- use Compliance Works for any purpose that is unlawful;
- use, or otherwise permit the use of, Compliance Works on any device that you do not own or control;
- distribute or make Compliance Works available over a network where it could be used by multiple devices at the same time;
- try to rent, lease, assign, sell, redistribute, sublicense, transfer or otherwise grant rights in Compliance Works to any third party;
- violate, circumvent, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise tamper with Compliance Works;
- copy, emulate, or create derivative works of Compliance Works;
- republish, reproduce, post, transmit, distribute or otherwise make available Compliance Works or the Content in any format, including on a network or application;
- incorporate, merge, combine or otherwise include the Content in any database, compilation or other storage means;
- download, copy, capture, scrape or otherwise obtain the Content not otherwise expressly permitted through Compliance Works; or
- modify, change, mutilate or otherwise alter the Content.
COMPLIANCE WORKS IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR AN OPINION OF ANY KIND. YOUR USE OF COMPLIANCE WORKS DOES NOT CREATE A LAWYER-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. Compliance Works is provided as a tool for the cost-effective and convenient presentation of legal information. We do not warrant or guarantee that the information included in Compliance Works is an accurate or complete summary of an Area of Law. We use best efforts to update the Content and to provide notifications of updates to the Content but the time period for updates may vary. The Content is current as of the date of publication as noted in Compliance Works. Compliance Works is not a complete summary of the legislation included in an Area of Law, rather it is a curated collection of legal information.
Compliance Works is limited in scope, as more particularly detailed in our Scope of Product. The Content summarizes select provisions of statutes and regulations within an Area of Law. Where there is no relevant provision in a statute or regulation, we may or may not include information on regulatory guidance that is provided by the relevant government authority. Any regulatory or ministry guidance that is provided must be confirmed. This information may change and Compliance Works does not regularly monitor changes to regulatory guidance.
9. Third Party Sites
Compliance Works may provide links to third party web sites. We do not endorse the information contained in those web sites or guarantee their quality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for any purpose. The content in any linked web site is not under our control and if you choose to access any such web site, you do so entirely at your own risk.
We cannot and do not guarantee that Compliance Works is compatible with your computer systems or that it will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing safeguards to protect the security and integrity of your computer system.
We may terminate your access to Compliance Works immediately, with no prior notice, if you breach the Terms.
You may terminate your account at any time by providing written notice to us, provided that upon termination, you shall be responsible for paying all of the Fees incurred up to the date of termination.
Sections 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 survive termination of this agreement.
You agree to indemnify and hold us and our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, subcontractors and agents harmless from any claim, demand or damages, including lawyers’ fees, asserted by any third party due to or arising out of your access to Compliance Works.
13. Limitations of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, NONE OF US OR OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, SUBCONTRACTORS, OR AGENTS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, COMPLIANCE WORKS OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES, EVEN IF WE WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
14. No Warranties
THE CONTENT AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY US ARE BEING PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, INCLUDING ANY STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WE DISCLAIM, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, THAT COMPLIANCE WORKS WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT, THAT COMPLIANCE WORKS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN COMPLIANCE WORKS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT COMPLIANCE WORKS WILL BE FREE FROM VIRUSES, MALWARE, WORMS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT COMMUNICATIONS WILL BE SECURE AND/OR NOT INTERCEPTED.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE USING COMPLIANCE WORKS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND LIABILITY.
15. Changes to Compliance Works
We may in our sole discretion at any time, and with or without notice, discontinue or modify any portion or all of the features of Compliance Works. Our doing so is neither a breach of these Terms nor a termination of this agreement.
16. Customer Identification
The fact that you subscribe to products provided by Compliance Works is not confidential. Compliance Works may use your name and/or logo on its website and in its promotional materials, including without limitation, in its marketing materials, pitches and demonstrations however published. If you do not agree to Compliance Works using your name and/or logo, you must notify Compliance Works in writing.
These Terms are governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the applicable laws of Canada and these laws apply to the use of Compliance Works by you, notwithstanding your domicile, residency or physical location. Compliance Works is intended for use only in jurisdictions where it may lawfully be offered for use.
Any dispute regarding Compliance Works or these Terms will be determined exclusively by the courts in Ontario, and no other court.
A printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provisions or right. If any of the provisions contained in these Terms are determined to be void, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall not affect the remaining provisions contained herein. These Terms, plus any other legal notices or statements posted on Compliance Works, constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the use of Compliance Works.
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