Terms and Conditions

Last updated on May 31, 2018

 

Please read the following Terms and Conditions carefully before using this website.

 

Terms and Conditions

The website and/or its content is owned by Sarah Dobson (in this document, also known as “company”, “me”, or “I”). The term “you” in this document refers to the viewer, or user, of www.sarahdobson.ca  (also known as “website”).

Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) carefully. I reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. By using the website and/or its content, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions as they appear, regardless of whether you have read them or not. If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this website and/or its content.

 

Website Use and Consent

The words, layout, graphics, design, photos, images, data, information, documents, materials, databases and all other content, information and/or intellectual property reachable on or through this website is my property and is protected by Canadian intellectual property laws.

If you have purchased a program, service, product, subscription, or otherwise entered into a separate agreement with me, you will also be subject to the terms of that agreement and/or the terms of use, which will prevail in the event of a conflict. There are additional terms of use relating to online purchases and related transactions.

By accessing and/or using this website and/or its content, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 (eighteen) years old, and that you further agree to and abide by these Terms and Conditions. Any registration by, use of, or access to the website and/or its content by anyone under the age of 18 is unauthorized and is in violation of these Terms and Conditions.

 

Intellectual Property Rights

This website and all related content is intellectual property solely owned by me, Sarah Dobson, and/or my affiliates or licensors, unless otherwise noted. The website and all related content is protected by copyright, trade-mark, and any other intellectual property laws of the Province of British Columbia.

You will be considered my licensee if you view, purchase, or access my website or any of its content. For the avoidance of any doubt, you are granted a revocable, non-transferable license for personal and solely non-commercial use, limited to only you.

When you purchase or access my website or any of its content, you agree that you will not copy, duplicate or steal my website and/or its content. You understand that using my website and/or its content in any way that is contrary to these Terms and Conditions and the limited license I am granting you herein is considered theft. I reserve the right to prosecute any theft to the fullest extent of the Laws of British Columbia.

You may be permitted, from time to time, to download and/or print one copy of specially offered, individual pages of content or material, for your own personal, non-commercial use through a mailing list sign-up form or other option. This content or material must be acknowledged as belonging to me, and full attribution and credit by name must be given. Any content or material offered and downloaded in this manner must be kept intact of all copyrights, trade-marks and any other proprietary details. If this content or material is used electronically, I require you to include the link back to the website page from which this content or material was obtained.

You are prohibited from using, copying, adapting, implying or representing my website, its content or materials as yours or as being created by you in any way, at any time. By downloading, printing, or otherwise using my website content for personal use, you in no way may assume any ownership rights of this content or material, as it remains my property.

Before sharing any content or material with others or for your own business, you must receive my written permission. Further, modifying, copying, reproducing, republishing, uploading, posting, transmitting, translating, selling, marketing, creating derivative works, exploiting, or distributing any website content or derivative materials by any means, manner or medium (including by email, website, link or any other electronic method) will be considered theft.

Instead, I grant you a limited license to enjoy my website and any of its content for your own personal use. You do not have permission to utilize my publicly available free website content for your own business / commercial use, or to utilize it in any way that earns you money, unless I give you prior written permission to do so.

As a licensee, you acknowledge and understand that this website and its content have been developed by me through the significant investment of time, effort, and expense, and further that this website and its content and/or any downloadable materials are my own valuable, special, and unique assets, requiring protection from improper and/or unauthorized use. You may not use this website, its content and/or downloadable materials in a manner that constitutes an infringement of my rights or in any way that has not been authorized by me.

The logo displayed on my website and/or its content and/or in other business materials belongs to me, unless otherwise indicated. Any use, including framing, meta tags, or any other text using this logo, or any other trade-marks exhibited, is strictly prohibited without advance written authorization by me or the owner of any trade-mark displayed.

All rights that have not been expressly granted in these Terms or any other express written license, are reserved by me.

By posting or submitting any material on or through my website, including comments, posts, images, photos, videos or any other contributions, you are representing that you are the owner of all such materials and you are at least 18 years old.

In the event you voluntarily submit or post any comment, image, photo, video, or any other submission for use on or through my website, you are granting me, including anyone authorized by me, consent to use it as a part of my current or future website and/or its content and/or other business materials. This right includes granting me proprietary or intellectual property rights under the Laws of British Columbia without any further permission required from you or compensation by me to you. You may, however, at any time, request me to delete this material.

You acknowledge that I have the right but not the obligation to use any materials submitted by you, and that I may elect to stop using any such materials on my website and/or in my content at any time and for any reason.

 

Request for Permission to Use Content

Any request for written permission to use my content, any other intellectual property, or other property belonging to me, must be submitted prior to using it. To request this permission, please send an email to [email protected].

You may not use any of my content in any way that conflicts with these Terms and Conditions unless I have given you specific written permission in advance. If you are granted permission by me, you agree to use the specific content that I have given permission for and it may only be utilized in the way or ways for which I have given you my advance written permission. Should you use any content in ways that I have not specifically given you written permission for, you agree now and understand that you will be treated as if you had stolen such content from me, and you agree to immediately stopping using such content. You will be required to take any actions requested by me, utilizing the methods requested by me and within the timeframe that I prescribe to protect my intellectual property and rights of ownership, rights of my website, and/or all related content.

The copyrights and intellectual property rights of others are respected by me. If you sincerely believe that the content on this website infringes upon any copyright owned by you and was posted on my website without your authorization, you may provide me with written notice of request for removal of the disputed content from the website. Your request should be submitted you or an authorized agent acting on your behalf to [email protected].

 

Personal Responsibility and Assumption of Risk

As a licensee, you agree that you are acting upon your own judgment when using my website and any related content. Further, you agree that you are doing so at your own risk. You agree and understand that all risks will be assumed by you, and no results are guaranteed for this website and/or any of its content. This website and/or its content are simply intended to provide educational material and/or tools for you to use for your own decision-making process. You agree and understand that your own actions, decisions and any results of your actions and/or decisions are your sole responsibility, regardless of how you may use or misuse this website and/or any of its content, including any non-use of the website and/or any of its content.

 

Disclaimer:  Medical

My website and/or its content are intended for informational, educational purposes only. To the fullest extent permitted by the Laws of British Columbia, I expressly exclude any and all liability for any direct, indirect, or other consequential damage or loss incurred by you or others in connection with my website and/or its content, including without limitation any liability in connection with any damage, loss, harm, injuries, delays, accidents, death, loss of profits, any personal or business interruptions, any misapplication of information, any physical or mental disease, condition and/or issue, any physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual injury or harm, any loss of income or revenue including any potential future income and/or earnings, any loss of business, loss of profits including any potential future profits, any contracts, anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted time or for any other loss or damage of any kind, however and whether caused by negligence, breach of contract, or otherwise, even if foreseeable. Specifically, you acknowledge and agree that I am not legally responsible for any insulting, offensive and/or illegal conduct of any website participant or user, including you.

 

Disclaimer:  Legal and Financial

This website and/or its content are not to be perceived or relied upon in any way as financial, business, or legal advice. The information provided through my website and/or its content should not be considered as a substitute for professional advice that can be provided by your own financial advisor, accountant, and/or lawyer. I am not providing financial or legal advice in any way. You should consult with your own financial advisor, accountant, and/or lawyer regarding all questions and/or concerns you have about your own income, taxes and/or your specific financial and/or legal issues or situation. You agree that I am not responsible for your income, the success or failure of any of your business decisions, the increase or decrease of your finances or income level, or any other result of any kind due to any information or materials presented to you through my website and/or its content. You are wholly and solely responsible for your own results.

 

Disclaimer: Career Advancement

You agree that I have not and do not make any representations regarding career advancement, academic publications, or grant funding. This includes any potential future scholarly publications, grant funding, or promotions. I cannot and do not guarantee any particular result and/or outcome, positive or negative, financial or otherwise, through the use, misuse, or non-use of my website and/or its content.

You agree, accept and understand that results and/or outcomes differ from person to person. I also expressly disclaim any responsibility for the actions, choices, results, use, misuse or non-use of the information provided or obtained through using my website and/or its content, products, or services. You agree and understand that your results are entirely your own and in no way am I liable or responsible for your results.

 

Disclaimer:  Income and Earnings

You agree that I have not and do not make any representations regarding income and earnings. This includes any potential future income, and/or current income, expenses, sales volume and/or potential profitability or loss of any kind that may be incurred due to your use, misuse, or non-use of this website and/or its content. I cannot and do not guarantee any particular result and/or outcome, positive or negative, financial or otherwise, through the use, misuse, or non-use of my website and/or its content.

You agree, accept and understand that results and/or outcomes differ from person to person. I also expressly disclaim any responsibility for the actions, choices, results, use, misuse or non-use of the information provided or obtained through using my website and/or its content, products, or services. You agree and understand that your results are entirely your own and in no way am I liable or responsible for your results.

 

Disclaimer:  Technology

It is my intention to ensure the availability and accessibility of my website and/or its content, including any downloadable materials, is uninterrupted and free of errors. However, I cannot guarantee that your access will not be unavailable from time to time to allow for anticipated or unanticipated maintenance, updates, repairs, or other issues. Further, it is my intention to limit the frequency and duration of any website and/or content unavailability. To the fullest extent permitted by the Laws of British Columbia, I will be not be held liable for any damages, refunds, or any other recourse, should my website and/or its content become unavailable or in the event access the website and/or its content becomes slow or incomplete for any reason, such as system back-ups or updates, the volume of internet traffic including excessive server requests, general network failures or interruptions, or for any other reason which may, from time to time, make my website and/or its content inaccessible to you.

 

Warranties

I make no warranties or guarantees regarding my website and/or its content. You agree that my website and/or its contents are provided “as is, where is” and that there are no warranties of any kind made expressly or implied. To the fullest extent permissible under the Laws of British Columbia, I disclaim any and all warranties. Further, I do not warrant that the website or its content will be functional, uninterrupted, complete, correct or error-free, appropriate, that any defect will be corrected, or that the website and/or its contents, including downloadable materials, is free of viruses or other harmful programming or components. I also do not warrant or make any representations about the use or results of using my website and/or its contents, including any third-party websites providing any correctness, accuracy, reliability, timeliness or any other factor.

 

Errors and Omissions

I make no warranties or guarantees as to the performance, timeliness, completeness, accuracy, or suitability of the information on my website and/or its content. I have made every effort to present you with the most up-to-date, accurate information, but I cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of my content. I do not assume any liability for errors or omissions on the website, its content, or in any other information referenced by or linked to my website. You acknowledge that such content may contain inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by Laws of British Columbia.

I may, from time to time, provide links and/or pointers to other third-party websites which may take you away from my website and/or its content. These links and/or pointers are provided for your convenience. The inclusion of any link or pointer in my website and/or its content to any other website does not infer my sponsorship, endorsement, or approval of that website or its owner. I do not endorse and are not accountable for the advice, views, opinions, statements, facts, errors, or omissions provided by any external resources referenced in my website and/or its content, or their reliability and/or accuracy. As I have no control over the contents or functionality of those websites, I do not accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, or other issues that may arise from your use of them. It is your obligation to assess the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies of any linked third-party websites to confirm that you understand and agree with those policies.

 

Indemnification, Limitation of Liability and Release of Claims

You agree at all times to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless my company, as well as any of my principals, affiliates, agents, contractors, employees, vendors, officers, directors, shareholders, investors, joint venture partners, successors, transferees, assignees, and licensees, as applicable, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, causes of action, costs and expenses, including all legal fees and expenses arising out of or associated to my website, its content or your breach of any responsibility, warranty, representation, or covenant set forth in these Terms and Conditions or in any other agreement with us.

Unless otherwise limited by the Laws of British Columbia, I will not be held responsible or liable in any way for the information, products, or materials that you request or receive on or through my website and/or its content. I do not assume liability for any delays, injuries, accidents, harm, loss, damage, death, lost profits or lost revenue, any personal and/or business interruptions, misapplication of information, physical or mental disease, condition or issue, or otherwise, due to any act or default of anyone or any business, whether owners, principals, affiliates, agents, contractors, employees, vendors, officers, directors, shareholders, investors, joint venture partners, successors, transferees, assignees, and licensees, or others who are affiliated with me or my business. I do not assume liability for any owners, staff, agents, joint venture partners, contractors, vendors, affiliates or otherwise who is engaged in rendering my website and/or its content, or in any way or in any location. In the event that you use my website and its content, or any other information provided by me or affiliated with me, I assume no responsibility, unless otherwise required by the Laws of British Columbia.

 

Release of Claims

In no event will I be liable to any party for any type of direct, indirect, equitable, consequential, special, or incidental damages for any use of or reliance upon my website and/or its content, or on those associated with me in any way. You hereby release me from any and all claims; including, without limitation, those related to lost profits, lost revenue, personal or business interruptions, personal injuries, accidents, misuse of any information, or from any other loss, including physical and/or mental disease, condition or issue, or otherwise, even if I am expressly advised of the possibility of such damages or complications.

 

Your Conduct

You are agreeing that you will not use my website and/or its content in any way that causes or is likely to cause the website and/or its content, including downloadable materials, including access to any of these to be interrupted, damaged, or impaired in any way. You understand that you are solely responsible for all electronic communications and/or content sent from your computer to this website and/or its content and to us.

You agree that it is your responsibility to ensure that all materials submitted to me for review or editing meet the ethical standards of your academic institution. That includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that the work you produce is your own, free from accidental or intentional plagiarism, and where appropriate has been approved by an ethics review board.

You agree to only purchase goods or services for yourself or for another individual for whom you are legally permitted to do so, or from whom you have obtained their express consent to provide their name, address, method of payment, credit card number, and other billing information.

You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or by someone acting on your behalf through my website and/or its content. You agree to use the website and/or its content for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only, and not for speculative, false, fraudulent, or illegal purposes.

You must only use the website and/or its content for lawful purposes. You agree that you will not use the website and/or its content in any of the following ways:

  • For fraudulent purposes or in connection with a criminal offence, or to otherwise perform any unlawful activity;
  • To send, use or re-use any material that is illegal, harmful, defamatory, objectionable, obscene or menacing, threatening, offensive, abusive, indecent, an invasive of privacy, in breach of confidence, infringing upon any intellectual property rights, or that may otherwise may injure others;
  • To send, negatively impact, or infect my website and/or its content with software viruses or any other harmful or similar computer code or content designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer hardware or software, that constitutes commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any spam, whether intended or not;
  • To cause annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety;
  • To impersonate any third party or otherwise mislead and/or misrepresent as to the origin of your contributions;
  • To copy, duplicate, reproduce, or resell any part of my website and/or its content in any way that is not in compliance with these Terms and Conditions or any other agreement with us.

 

Online Commerce

Certain sections of the website and/or its content may enable you to make purchases from me or from other merchants. If you make a purchase from me on or through my website and/or its content, all details obtained during your purchase and/or transaction, as well as all the details that you provide as part of the transaction, such as your name, address, payment method, credit card details, and billing information, may be collected by both me, the merchant, as well as my payment processing company. Please review my Privacy Agreement to understand how I comply with securing your personal data.

Your participation, correspondence and/or business dealings with any affiliate, individual, or company found on or through my website and/or its content, all purchase terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with payments, refunds, and/or delivery related to your purchase, are solely between you and the merchant. You agree that I shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, refunds, or other matters of any sort that incurred as the result of such transactions and/or communications with a merchant.

Payment processing companies and merchants may have privacy policies and data collection practices that are different from ours. I have no responsibility or liability for these independent policies of payment processing companies and merchants. In addition, when you make specific purchases through my website and/or its content, you may be subject to the additional Terms and Conditions of a payment processing company, merchant, or me, that specifically apply to your purchase. For more information regarding a merchant and its Terms and Conditions that may apply, please visit that merchant’s website and click on its legal information links or contact the merchant directly for more information.

You release me, my affiliates, my payment processing company, and any merchants from any damages that you incur, and you further agree not to assert any claims against me or them, arising from your purchase through or use of my website and/or its content.

 

Termination

I reserve the right in my sole discretion to refuse or terminate your access to my website and/or its content, in full or in part, at any time without notice. In the event of cancellation or termination, you are no longer authorized to access the part of the website and/or its content affected by such cancellation or termination. The restrictions imposed on you in these Terms and Conditions with respect to the website and/or its content will still apply now and in the future, even after termination by you or us.

 

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please contact me at [email protected].