Privacy Policy

COMMENTS POLICY

Toronto Life welcomes and encourages your commentary and debate. However, we request that you restrict your comments to pertinent matters. We will not tolerate any comments that are abusive, threatening, defamatory or libellous, or attacks, ad hominem and otherwise, on fellow posters. Should you engage in this behaviour or otherwise violate the rights of other posters, Toronto Life reserves the right to pursue any and all remedies available to it, including, without limitation, restricting, suspending or terminating your access to this site, without explanation, prior notice and liability.

Neither the authors of the works published in Toronto Life and on this site, nor Toronto Life itself necessarily agree with any comments. Editors will not correct spelling or grammar. Toronto Life reserves the right to edit or delete comments entirely. Any comments the editors deem inappropriate will be removed from the site without explanation, prior notice and liability. If you feel a comment is inappropriate, please inform the editors at online@torontolife.com, and we will review the material for possible deletion.

Toronto Life will not be liable in any way for comments posted on this site, and by using this site, you acknowledge and agree that sensibilities vary among people and that you may be exposed to comments you find offensive or otherwise objectionable.

—This statement was updated on January 18, 2008

PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is important to you, and it’s important to us as well. For detailed information about how we protect your personal information, how you can contact us with questions about privacy or any other privacy-related concerns? Please read our complete St. Joseph Media Companies’ Privacy Policy.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE FOR ST. JOSEPH MEDIA’S INTERNET SITES (INCLUDING APPS)

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING ST. JOSEPH MEDIA’S INTERNET SITES. ANY FAILURE ON YOUR PART TO COMPLY WITH THESE CONDITIONS OF USE MAY LEAD TO THE CANCELLATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT AND THE RELATED PRIVILEGES.

Acceptance of Conditions of Use

Premises

Changes in Internet Sites

Personal Use

Registration and Security

Fees and Payments

Chat Rooms and Bulletin Boards

Links

Intellectual Property

Representations and Warranties

Limitation of Liability

Cancellation

How to Contact Us About this Policy

1. ACCEPTANCE OF CONDITIONS OF USE

1.1. By using one of St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites, you acknowledge having read and understood these conditions of use and, accordingly, you agree to abide by them as well as any future modifications which may be made. These conditions of use represent an agreement between you and St. Joseph Media.

1.2. These conditions of use may be subject to change, addition or deletion at any time. Any such change will be posted on this page. Also, if we make major changes in our current conditions of use, they will be posted at least thirty (30) days prior to their coming into force and users who have forwarded their e-mail addresses to us will be notified directly thereof by electronic mail. Please refer to these conditions of use regularly in case any changes are made to them.

1.3. If you do not agree to be bound by these conditions of use, you should not use St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites. In addition, should you consider any future amendments made to these conditions of use to be unacceptable, you can cancel your account with us at any time.

2. PREMISES

2.1. St. Joseph Media operates its Internet sites from its offices in Canada. St. Joseph Media does not make any representation to the effect that all items on its Internet sites may be used in other locations. People who access St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites do so at their own initiative and are responsible for complying with all laws applicable to them.

2.2. By using St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites, you acknowledge and agree that these conditions of use are governed by laws applicable in the Province of Ontario and that any litigation ensuing from, or related to, the use of St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites and services will be subject to the jurisdiction of the Courts of the District of Toronto, Province of Ontario.

3. CHANGES IN INTERNET SITES

3.1. St. Joseph Media may modify, cancel or terminate any item contained in its Internet sites, at any time, including the availability of any function, database or content. St. Joseph Media may also impose limits on certain items or restrict the access to certain sections of its Internet sites without prior notice and without incurring its liability.

4. PERSONAL USE

4.1. All the items contained in St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites are offered for your personal use for non-commercial purposes. It is prohibited to use the items contained in St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites for commercial or advertising purposes without the written consent of St. Joseph Media.

5. REGISTRATION AND SECURITY

5.1. When you register, you must select a password and a user name. You cannot (i) choose or use someone’s password with the intention of pretending to be that person; (ii) use a password in which someone else has rights, without that person’s authorization; or (iii) use a password or a user name that St. Joseph Media, at its sole discretion, considers offensive.

5.2. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and user name. You should notify St. Joseph Media as soon as possible by e-mail (online@torontolife.com) of any known or suspected use of your account, or of any known or suspected breach of security.

5.3. You are responsible for any use of your accounts on St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites. St. Joseph Media cannot be held liable for the unauthorized use of your account or for any loss or damage arising in particular from the non-compliance with the security measures mentioned in this section.

6. FEES AND PAYMENTS

6.1. St. Joseph Media reserves the right to charge fees for future access to its Internet sites, or any section thereof. If St. Joseph Media should charge new fees for access to any section of its Internet sites, it will notify you in advance in case you would like to close your account.

7. CHAT ROOMS AND BULLETIN BOARDS

7.1. Since any communications which are part of chat rooms and bulletin boards are public and not private, you should abide by the rules set forth below:

7.1.1. Use polite language. Objectionable or offensive language will not be tolerated at any time. In addition, no one may keep or submit defamatory, obscene, tortious, pornographic, abusive or otherwise illegal content.

7.1.2. Be courteous. No one may make threats or incite anyone else to violence or hatred. It is also prohibited to deliberately disturb any discussion with repetitive messages, unfounded messages or spamming.

7.1.3. Discuss but do not attack. In an open discussion where there are many different opinions, people often disagree. St. Joseph Media encourages lively discussions and debates in its chat rooms. Moreover, personal attacks are a breach of these conditions of use.

7.1.4. No one should use chat rooms or bulletin boards to promote or conduct or send any study, contest, pyramid scheme or chain letters, spamming, or to engage in any hacking, solicitation or any other act for illegal purposes. Any acts which may infringe other peoples’ rights or their enjoyment of the chat rooms or bulletin boards are also prohibited.

7.2. You declare that you have all the necessary rights, in particular, intellectual property rights, to any material that you submit as a user to St. Joseph Media.

7.3. You acknowledge and agree that you remain the holder of the copyright of all material you submit as a user to St. Joseph Media (e.g. letter to the editor, comments, etc.). Moreover, you acknowledge and agree that by simply submitting your material to St. Joseph Media, you grant it a non-exclusive license, without any compensation whatsoever to you, to use, edit, modify, delete, reproduce, publish, distribute and give sub-licenses to such materials. To this effect, you waive any moral right you may assert related to the integrity of your work.

7.4. You acknowledge and agree that you are personally liable for the content of your messages to chat rooms or bulletin boards on St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites, and for the consequences thereof.

7.5. St. Joseph Media reserves the right, at its sole discretion, not to publish or to withdraw any materials transmitted by a user on any of its Internet sites. In addition, this remains an option and not an obligation.

7.6. St. Joseph Media does not make any declaration concerning the control over the material available on its Internet sites. St. Joseph Media is not and may not be held liable for the accuracy, legality or the compliance with the intellectual property rules or with the conditions of use of any materials provided by its users.

8. LINKS

8.1. St. Joseph Media’s sites contain hyperlinks to Internet sites managed by third parties. By activating these links, you may have to leave St. Joseph Media’s sites. St. Joseph Media has no control over Internet sites owned by third parties. These sites are managed entirely by third parties and St. Joseph Media cannot make any declaration whatsoever concerning the quality or overall content thereof nor regarding the quality of the products offered or the security of performing transactions on the sites in question. The fact that third party sites are identified on St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites should not in any way be interpreted as an endorsement by St. Joseph Media and does not incur its liability in any way. St. Joseph Media cannot be held liable for possible damages arising from the use of these sites. All complaints about third party sites should be addressed to the administrators of those sites.

9. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

9.1. The trademarks and logos used or posted on St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites are trademarks and logos registered or not by St. Joseph Media or third parties. Nothing on St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites may be interpreted in such a way as to allow, directly or indirectly, the use of such trademarks or logos without the prior written permission of their owner. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, it is prohibited to reproduce the trademarks and logos displayed on St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites for commercial or advertising purposes or to increase the number of visitors to your site.

9.2. All the items on St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites (including, without limitation, the texts, articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio and video excerpts, software, etc.) are protected by copyright and belong to St. Joseph Media or third parties acting as content providers. Except for certain clearly stated exceptions, no items on St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites must be interpreted as giving you any right whatsoever with regard to the intellectual property of St. Joseph Media or of a third party acting as a content provider.

9.3. Subject to section 9.3 hereof, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute or participate in the transfer or sale of, or create derivative works from, translate, download, grant under license, or in any other way exploit, any item offered on St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites (including any software), in whole or in part.

9.4. You can download or copy only for your personal use for non-commercial purposes items from St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites provided you maintain all the intellectual property notices they contain. Copying or memorizing any item for purposes other than personal use is strictly forbidden without the prior written permission of St. Joseph Media or the holder of the copyrights identified in the notice of intellectual property.

10. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTEES

10.1. You hereby indemnify, defend and hold St. Joseph Media, its directors, officers, senior executives, shareholders, employees, affiliated businesses, representatives and content providers (collectively referred to as “St. Joseph Media”) harmless from and against any and all monetary condemnation in principal, interest, legal and extrajudicial costs and any other damages, including but without limitation, all reasonable legal costs incurred by St. Joseph Media related to any claim, proceeding, action or stay (“Claim”) ensuing from the non-compliance, by you or any other user of your account, with these Conditions of Use. St. Joseph Media reserves the right to participate in the defense of any such Claim and to be represented by an attorney of its choice.

11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

11.1. St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites and the items they contain are offered to you on an “as is” basis and at no charge by St. Joseph Media, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, use, availability, validity, accuracy, reliability of the items reproduced on said sites or as to the results ensuing from the use of such items. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, St. Joseph Media makes no representations about the comprehensive nature of the results of your searches conducted on its Internet sites. You hereby acknowledge and agree that your use of St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites is at your own risk.

11.2. St. Joseph Media makes no representation related to the accuracy or reliability of, nor does it endorse, any opinion, declaration or other information published or distributed on its Internet sites by any user, content provider or other person.

11.3. St. Joseph Media disclaims all liability related to any error which may be found on its Internet sites. Thus, St. Joseph Media and any third party providing content on St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites, their related companies, officers, employees, representatives or agents cannot in any way be held liable for any damage related directly or indirectly to the use of St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites, in particular, the loss of data or profits ensuing from the use of items on said sites, errors or omissions contained in the items or the inability to use such items.

12. CANCELLATION

12.1. You can cancel your account at any time by accessing the “Account Login” section of the site at the following address: https://secure.torontolife.com/login.php3

12.2. St. Joseph Media can, at its sole discretion, cancel or suspend your account to its Internet sites in whole or in part for any reason, including, without limitation, the non-compliance with these conditions of use.

13. HOW TO CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY

13.1. Should you have a claim related to a copyright infringement of any of the materials contained in St. Joseph Media’s Internet sites, or for any other correspondence, you can reach us at the following address:

St. Joseph Media
111 Queen Street East
Suite 320
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5C 1S2

Tel.: (416) 364-3333

E-mail: online@torontolife.com