This Terms of Service document was last updated on May 15, 2021. It governs the terms of our website (GoldenVoices.com) and the tools we provide you (the "Website" or the "Service").
1. You Accept These Terms
2. Updates to Terms
Please note that these Terms may be revised and reissued, prospectively, by posting updated terms on this Site. You consent and agree to receive notices of updates to these Terms through our posting of updated Terms on the Site. You should visit this page regularly to review the current terms. Your continued use of the Site will be deemed as irrevocable acceptance of any revisions.
3. Legal Capacity
This is a general audience Site for adults. We will assume (and by using this Site you warrant that) you have legal capacity to enter into the agreement set out in these Terms (i.e., that you are of sufficient age and mental capacity and are otherwise entitled to be legally bound in contract).
4. The Information You Give Us Must Be Correct
To access this Site or some of the resources it has to offer, you may be asked to provide registration details. It is a condition of use of this Site, you do so as yourself and that all the details you provide be truthful, correct, current and complete. If we believe the details are not correct, current, or complete, we have the right to refuse you access to the Site, or any of its resources and to terminate or suspend your account.
5. Online Privacy Notice
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide a notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used on this Site. CLICK HERE to view our Privacy Notice, which forms part of these Terms.
6. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR RISK. THE SITE AND ALL THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, FACILITIES, SERVICES AND OTHER CONTENT IN THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITE, THE DIVERSITYCANADA FOUNDATION, AND ANY SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES OF THE DIVERSITYCANADA FOUNDATION
IF YOU ARE ACCESSING A UNITED KINGDOM VERSION OF THE SITE, NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY RESULTING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF EITHER PARTY OR THEIR SERVANTS, AGENTS, OR EMPLOYEES.
7. Limitation of Liability
THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, AND DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE (DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHERWISE) RESULTING FROM ANY USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE, OR THE MATERIAL, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, FACILITIES, SERVICES, OR OTHER CONTENT ON THE SITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE, REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS UPON WHICH LIABILITY IS CLAIMED AND EVEN IF ANY MEMBER OF THE COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOU (AND NOT ANY MEMBER OF THE COMPANY) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING THEREIN. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW ALL OR ANY PART OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY TO APPLY TO YOU, THE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU ONLY TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
8. Trademarks and Copyrights
This Site and materials incorporated by The Company on this Site ("Material") are protected by copyrights, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights ("Copyrights"). Some of the characters, logos, or other images incorporated by The Company on this Site are also protected as registered or unregistered trademarks, trade names, and/or service marks owned by The Company or others ("Trademarks"). The Company respects the intellectual property rights of others and asks users of this Site to do the same.
9. Your Use of Material
Your right to make use of this Site and any Material or other content appearing on it is subject to your compliance with these Terms. Modification or use of the Material or any other content on this Site for any purpose not permitted by these Terms may be a violation of the Copyrights and/or Trademarks protected by law and these Terms and is prohibited.
You may access and display Material and all other content displayed on this Site for non-commercial, personal, entertainment use on a single device (e.g., computer, tablet or mobile) only. The Material and all other content on this Site may not otherwise be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, distributed, or used in any way unless specifically authorized by The Company. Any authorization to copy Material granted by The Company in any part of this Site for any reason is restricted to making a single copy for non-commercial, personal, entertainment use on a single device only, and is subject to your keeping intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Using any Material on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited. Also, decompiling, reverse engineering, disassembling, or otherwise reducing the code used in any software on this Site into a readable form in order to examine the construction of such software and/or to copy or create other products based (in whole or in part) on such software, is prohibited.
THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND OPINIONS INCLUDED AND/OR EXPRESSED IN OR ON ANY BULLETIN BOARD, COMMENT SECTION, COMMUNITY PAGE, OR OTHER FORUM ON THIS SITE ("FORUMS") ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF THE COMPANY OR CONTENT PROVIDERS. THE COMPANY DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO MONITOR OR REVIEW FORUMS, AND THE CONTENT OF FORUMS IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COMPANY. THE COMPANY MAY REMOVE OR MODIFY ANY CONTENT WITHOUT NOTICE OR LIABILITY AT ANY TIME IN THE COMPANY'S SOLE DISCRETION. ANY USE OF THE FORUMS WILL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY SET OUT ABOVE.
11. Submissions, Postings, and Emails
The Company is interested in hearing from you regarding your questions or comments about our Site. However, The Company does not accept or consider unsolicited submissions of any kind (e.g., ideas, treatments, concepts, or any other materials) in any format, by any means of transmission (including email). Any such submissions are either returned to the sender without being reviewed or deleted or discarded without being reviewed. Therefore, please do not send any unsolicited submissions to any member of The Company.
12. Invited Submissions
From time to time, areas on this Site may expressly request submissions of concepts, stories, or other potential content from you ("Invited Submissions"). Where this is the case, please carefully read any specific rules or other terms and conditions which appear elsewhere on this Site to govern those submissions ("Additional Terms"), as they will affect your legal rights. If no Additional Terms govern those submissions, then these Terms will apply in full to any Invited Submissions you make. IN ANY EVENT, ANY MATERIAL YOU SEND TO US WILL NOT BE TREATED AS CONFIDENTIAL. Regardless of any industry custom or practice, we will not pay you for the use of any content that you submit to the Site.
13. Our Use of Content
The Company will consider anything you provide to The Company and/or contribute to this Site as available for our use free of any obligations to you (including any payment), except where Invited Submissions are expressly governed by Additional Terms appearing elsewhere on this Site (see Submissions, Postings and Emails above), in which event those Additional Terms will determine how we will treat your Invited Submissions. Under no circumstances will we pay you for the use of your ideas or submissions.
14. User Content
Where we permit reviews, responses, profile entries, posts, or questions, such data may not be able to be deleted once uploaded. For some of our features, other members may be able to request email notifications of your new public content or publish their own comments to your comments. We may use this public content to develop aggregate ratings, personalize site views, market products, or identify or feature popular members. By posting or uploading any content to this Site, including posts, responses, and/or providing any communication or material to The Company ("User Content"), you automatically and irrevocably:
* Retain ownership of your User Content, and grant and assign to The Company a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to any and all rights in the User Content including without limitation all copyright, together with all consents (if any) necessary to enable its reproduction, distribution, modification, publishing, and/or other exploitation by The Company and/or by any person authorized by The Company, by any means and in all media now known or hereafter devised, without payment or other reference to you or any other person, and to advertise and promote such exploitation, for the full period of all such rights (together with any extensions and renewals) and insofar as possible in perpetuity;
* Waive all moral rights in the User Content which may be available to you in any part of the world and confirm that no such rights have been asserted;
* Appoint The Company as your agent with full power to enter into any document and/or do any act The Company may consider appropriate to confirm the grant and assignment, consent and waiver set out above;
* Warrant that you are the owner of the User Content and entitled to enter into these Terms;
* Confirm that no such User Content will be subject to any obligation, of confidence or otherwise, to you or any other person and that The Company shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of such User Content.
15. Claims of Infringement
If you believe that any content appearing on this Site infringes your copyright rights, we at The Company want to hear from you. Please forward the following information in writing to the address listed below:
* Your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
* A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
* The exact URL or a description of each place where alleged infringing material is located;
* A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use has not been authorized by you, your agent, or the law;
* Your electronic or physical signature or the electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on your behalf; and
* A statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
Email: copyright (at sign) GoldenVoices.com.
16. Product Specifications; Pricing; Typographical Errors
We do our best to describe every product or service offered on this Site as accurately as possible. However, we are human, and therefore we do not warrant that product specifications, pricing, or other content on the Site is complete, accurate, reliable, current, or error-free. In the event of any errors relating to the pricing or specifications, The Company shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders in its sole discretion. If we charged your credit card or other account prior to cancellation, we will issue a credit to your account in the amount of the charge. Additional Terms may apply. If a product you purchased from The Company is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it in unused condition, complete and undamaged, in the original packaging.
17. Seller; Risk of Loss
The Company is or may be the seller of various goods and services on the Site. All items purchased from the Site are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon delivery to the carrier.
18. Responsible Use of Site
Please act responsibly when using this Site. You may only use this Site and its contents for lawful purposes and in accordance with applicable law and you are prohibited from storing, distributing, or transmitting any unlawful material, impersonations and other scams through this Site. You may not collect or store personal information regarding other users. You recognize that storing, distributing or transmitting unlawful material could expose you to criminal and/or civil liability. You agree that if a third-party claims that material you have contributed to the Site is unlawful, you will bear the burden of establishing that it is lawful. You understand and agree that all materials publicly posted or privately transmitted on or through this Site are the sole responsibility of the sender, not The Company, and that you are responsible for all material you upload, publicly post or otherwise transmit to or through this Site. Soliciting other users of GoldenVoices.com on this platform is strictly prohibited.
19. User Content Rules
We ask that your User Content relate to the content on the Site and should be intended to add to the discussion and community on the Site. It should not include irrelevant topics or postings. Your participation in the Forums is subject to the Terms and any Additional Terms. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to monitor and screen all User Content submitted to the Site and may bar the posting or remove any User Content that, in our sole discretion, violates these Terms, including the House Rules or any Additional Terms, or that we otherwise find objectionable.
In addition, you are prohibited from removing any sponsorship banners or other material inserted by The Company anywhere on this Site (e.g., on any web space made available for your use).
If you have a dispute with one or more users (including merchants), you release us (and our parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries, and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents) from claims, demands, liabilities, costs, or expenses and damages (actual and consequential of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes). In entering into this release, you expressly waive any protections (whether statutory or otherwise) to the extent permitted by applicable law that would otherwise limit the coverage of this release to include only those claims which you may know or suspect to exist in your favor at the time of agreeing to this release.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Company and its officers, directors, employees, agents, distributors, and affiliates from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, resulting from your breach of these Terms, including any of the foregoing provisions, representations or warranties, from your placement or transmission of any content onto The Company's servers and/or from any and all use of your account.
22. System Abuse
Without limitation, you agree not to send, create, or reply to so called "mailbombs" (i.e., emailing copies of a single message to many users, or sending large or multiple files or messages to a single user with malicious intent), or conduct impersonations or other scams, or engage in "spamming" (i.e., unsolicited emailing for business or other purposes) or undertake any other activity which may adversely affect the operation or enjoyment of this Site by any other person, including placing malware on the Site.
You may not reproduce, sell, resell, or otherwise exploit any resource, or access to any resource, contained on this Site.
Any usernames and passwords used for this Site are for individual use only. You shall be responsible for the security of your username and password (if any). The Company shall be entitled to monitor your username and password and, at its discretion, require you to change it. If you use a username and password that The Company considers insecure, The Company will be entitled to require this to be changed and/or terminate your account.
24. Violation of Security Systems
You are prohibited from using any services or facilities provided in connection with this Site to compromise security or tamper with system resources and/or accounts. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g. password guessing programs, cracking tools, malware, or network probing tools) is strictly prohibited. If you become involved in any violation of system security, The Company reserves the right to release your details to system administrators at other sites, law enforcement and/or governmental authorities in order to assist them in resolving security incidents.
The Company reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms, including without limitation, any violation arising from any submission, posting or emails you make or send to any Forum. The Company may seek to gather information from the user who is suspected of violating these Terms and from any other user. The Company may suspend any users whose conduct or postings are under investigation and may remove such material from its servers as it deems appropriate and without notice. If The Company believes, in its sole discretion, that a violation of these Terms has occurred, it may edit or modify any submission, posting or emails, remove the material permanently, cancel postings, warn users, suspend users and passwords, terminate accounts, or take other corrective action it deems appropriate. The Company will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing The Company to disclose the identity of anyone posting any emails, or publishing or otherwise making available any materials that are believed to violate these Terms. BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY MEMBER OF THE COMPANY DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUNCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER A MEMBER OF THE COMPANY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
In order to use this Site, you must obtain access to the World Wide Web and possibly pay any service fee associated with that access. You will need to provide all equipment necessary to connect to the Site on the World Wide Web (including a computer, modem, mobile device, tablet, and/or other access devices).
27. Reservation of Rights
The Company reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any part of this Site and/or any software, facilities, and services on this Site, with or without notice and/or to establish general guidelines and limitations on their use.
28. Local Regulations
The Company makes no representation that Materials or other content on the Site are appropriate or available for use outside Canada. If you choose to access the Site from other locations, you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk.
You are responsible for complying with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You specifically agree to comply with all applicable laws concerning the transmission of technical data exported from Canada or the country you reside in.
29. Third-Party Sites
This Site may link you to other sites on the Internet. These sites may contain information or material that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. These other sites are not under the control of The Company, and you acknowledge that (whether or not such sites are affiliated in any way with The Company) The Company is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link on this Site does not imply endorsement of any site by The Company or any association with its operators.
The Company cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services that you purchase from any third-party site that links to or from The Company since the third-party sites are owned and operated by independent retailers. The Company does not endorse any of the merchandise, nor has The Company taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any of the information contained on such third-party sites. The Company does not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give any third-party, and you irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites. We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online transaction with any of these third-parties.
30. Proprietary Online Services
Any area of this Site that is accessed through any proprietary online service is subject to the rules, policies and guidelines of such proprietary online service.
31. Jurisdictional Issues
The Materials and all other content in this Site are presented for the purpose of providing information regarding products or services available in Canada and elsewhere.
32. Choice of Law
These Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, as they are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Ontario.
33. How to Contact Us
Please forward any comments or complaints about the Site to: customerservice (at sign) GoldenVoices.com.
If any provision of these Terms are adjudged, by written decision, to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between you and The Company relating to the matters contained here and the Site.