Terms and Conditions of Use



Zoocasa (2167961 Ontario Inc) (“we”, “us”) owns and operates homerenovationguide.com (the "Site”), on which we provide an interactive way for users to access local listings and enable trade professionals in the home renovation sector to advertise (our Site and such services, collectively, our “Service”). Access to and use of the web pages located at the Site by you (sometimes also referred to herein as the "User") is subject to, and constitutes your acceptance of, and agreement to comply with the following terms and conditions (the "Agreement"). If you have not already done so, please take some time to familiarize yourself with this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you should immediately discontinue any use of the Site.

We reserve the right to make changes to the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time. It is your responsibility to check for such updates on this Site and you should review these terms and conditions of this Agreement from time to time for such changes. If any change is unacceptable to you, your sole recourse is to discontinue accessing or otherwise using this Site. Your continued use of the Site shall constitute your acceptance of the Agreement as amended. The last revision date for this Agreement is set forth below.

User Conduct

In your use of our Service, you agree to act responsibly in a manner demonstrating the exercise of good judgment. For example and without limitation, you agree not to: (a) violate any applicable law or regulation, (b) infringe the rights of any third party, including without limitation, intellectual property, privacy, publicity or contractual rights, (c) use the information available through our Service for any unauthorized purpose, (d) interfere with or damage our Service, (e) use our Service to transmit, distribute, post or submit any information concerning any other person or entity, (f) use our Service in connection with the distribution of unsolicited commercial email ("Spam") or advertisements, (g) collect or store any information about any other user other than in the course of the permitted use of our Service, (h) use our Service for any commercial purpose whatsoever, (i) remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary right notices contained in the Service, (j) modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or otherwise disassemble any portion of the Service or our Site or any software used on or for the Service, or (k) assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing.

Privacy

Use of the Service is also governed by our Privacy Policy.

Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights

We own the intellectual property rights, including copyright, or have acquired the necessary licenses therein, in and to the information, including, without limitation, all text, HTML code, multimedia clips, images, graphics, icons, Java code, and the selection and arrangement of the contents of the Site (collectively the "Information"). The User is granted a limited, non-exclusive license to display the Information and print short extracts of the Information for the User's personal use only, provided the Information is not modified in any way, identifies the source of the Information, bears our copyright notice as it appears above, and provided further that the User shall be fully responsible for any consequences resulting from such use. Any other use of the Information is strictly prohibited. None of the Information may be otherwise reproduced, republished or re-disseminated, in whole or in part, in any manner or form without our prior written consent.

You agree not to systematically retrieve data or other content or materials from our Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods or otherwise. You agree not to use of any of our trademarks as metatags on other websites. You agree not to display any content of our Site in a frame (or any of our content via in-line links) without our express written permission, which may be requested by contacting us at Email Us. You may, however, establish ordinary links to the homepage of our Site without our written permission.

Third Party Content - Reservation of Endorsement

In your use of our Service, you may access content from third parties ("Third Party"), either via our Site or through links to third party websites. These links are provided for your convenience only as references to help the User identify and locate other Internet resources that may be of interest. Independent third parties, other than us, have developed, maintain and operate these other sites and we do not assume responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, appropriateness or timeliness of any statements, data, information, opinions, or advice contained at such sites. In providing links to other sites, we are in no way acting as a publisher or disseminator of the material contained on those other sites and does not monitor, or maintain any type of control, editorial or otherwise, over such sites. A link to another site should not be construed to mean that we recommend, approve or endorse, or are affiliated or associated with, that other site, or is authorized to use any trademark, service mark, trade name, logo, symbol or copyrighted work that may be reflected in the link or the description of the link to other such sites. The User's access to and use of such sites, whether through use of a link contained on this Site or otherwise, including the use of any material, information, products or services contained therein, are solely at the User's own risk.

All transactions or communications that take place between the User and a Third Party that the User has identified through the use of this Site, including any purchase of services, take place solely between the User and that Third Party. We have no involvement in any such transactions or communications. Any disputes arising from any such transactions or communications between Users and any Third Party are solely matters to be resolved between those parties and in connection therewith, the User hereby agrees to release, indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, demands and damages of any kind arising from such circumstances. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.

User Content

By submitting any content (including without limitation, articles, photographs) to our Site, you represent and warrant to us that the content, including your articles, photographs or images, is posted by you and that you are the exclusive author of the content, including your articles, images or photographs, and use of your content by us will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party. You waive absolutely any and all moral rights to be identified as the author of the content and any similar rights in any jurisdiction in the world. By submitting any content to our Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to us, and our licensees, affiliates and successors, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed and promote such content in any form, in all media now known or hereinafter created, anywhere in the world, and for any purpose, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works such content, and to grant and to authorize sub-licenses of the foregoing.

Termination

You agree that we, in our sole and unfettered discretion, may terminate your access to our Service for any reason, including, without limitation, your breach of these Terms. You agree that any termination of your access to our Service may occur without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any costs or damages of any kind for or resulting from any termination of your access to our Service.

Discontinuance of Service

We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any portion of our Service with or without prior notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification or discontinuance of our Service.

Blocking of IP Addresses

In order to protect the integrity of the Service, we reserve the right at any time in our sole discretion to block users from certain IP addresses from accessing our Site.

Disclaimer of Warranty

This Site and all information and other materials made available on or through this Site are provided “as is” without representations, warranties, conditions and indemnities of any kind, either express or implied. We disclaim all representations, warranties and conditions expressed or implied, statutory or otherwise, including, without limitation, implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, uninterrupted or error-free operation, title, non-infringement or other violation of rights, or those arising out of a course of dealing or usage of trade. We do not provide any representation, warranty, condition or indemnity regarding the use, validity, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, availability or reliability of, or any results of the use of, or otherwise respecting, the Site or any information or other materials made available on or through this Site or any sites linked to or from the Site. We assume no obligation to update the Site or advise of any further developments. Information and Third Party information, whether contained on or linked from the Site, may contain typographical errors and may be subject to change without notice.

We do not warrant that (a) our service will meet your requirements, (b) our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (c) any information that you may obtain on our service will be accurate or reliable, (d) the quality of any products, services, information or other material purchased or obtained by you through our service will meet your expectations, (e) any information you provide or we collect will not be disclosed to third parties or (f) any errors in any data or software will be corrected. We are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Service. Under no circumstances will we or any of our affiliates, advertisers, promoters or distribution partners be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the Site or the Service, any content posted on our Site or transmitted to users, or any interactions between users of the Site, whether online or offline.

No data, information or advice obtained by you in oral or written form from us or through or from our Service will create any warranty not expressly stated in these terms.

Limitation of Liability

You agree that we will not be liable for any damages whatever, under any circumstances, including direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, exemplary, aggravated, economic or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of use, data, profit, opportunity or savings, arising from, relating to or connected with: (a) the use or inability to use our service, (b) the cost of replacement of any goods, services or information purchased or obtained as a result of any information obtained from or transactions entered into through or from our service, (c) disclosure of, unauthorized access to or alternation of your content, (d) statements, conduct or omissions of any service providers or other third party on our service or (e) any other matter arising from, relating to or connected with our service or these terms.

If your use of the Site or any information or other materials available on or through the Site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, the user assumes any costs thereof. Under no circumstances shall our cumulative total liability to you arising under this Agreement for any cause whatsoever be greater than ten Canadian dollars (CDN$10).

Trademarks

Certain words, phrases, names, designs or logos used on the Site constitute trademarks, service marks or trade names of ours or other entities as indicated. The display of any such marks or names on the Site does not imply that we or such other entities have granted a license. We will take all appropriate legal action necessary to fully and effectively enforce such rights, whether such rights are in respect of a trademark, service mark, copyright or any other intellectual property right or other right under applicable law, as set out in this Agreement.

There is no partnership, joint venture or any other relationship between Canadian Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC) and HomeRenovationGuide.com. CMHC is not providing an endorsement for HomeRenovationGuide.com and its products or services.

User's Warranties and Representations

The User hereby represents, warrants and covenants that the use of the Site by the User has not and shall not violate any applicable local, national or international law, including, without limitation, any regulations having the force of law. The User hereby covenants not to impersonate another person in the use of the Site or the sending of any email to an address listed on the Site.

Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

The laws of the Province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein shall govern as to the interpretation, validity and effect of this Agreement notwithstanding any conflict of laws provisions or the User's domicile, residence, or physical location. The User hereby consents and submits to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario in any action or proceeding instituted under or related to this Agreement.

General

This Agreement sets forth the entire agreement and understanding between the parties in respect of the Site and its contents and supersedes all prior agreements, whether written or oral, with respect to the subject matter hereof. The invalidity or unenforceability of any of these Terms and Conditions shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other of these Terms and Conditions, all of which shall remain in full force and effect. Any failure by us to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of our right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provision of this Agreement. This Agreement shall ensure to the benefit of and be binding upon each of our respective successors and us and permitted assigns. The parties have required that this Agreement and all documents relating thereto be drawn-up in English. Les parties ont demandé que cette convention ainsi que tous les documents qui s'y rattachent soient rédigés en anglais.

Additional Information

For further information on usage of the materials contained on the HomeRenovationGuide.Com website or to contact us with comments or ideas, Email Us

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Last Updated February 23rd, 2012