LEGAL NOTICE

 

 

Thank you for visiting THE WRITERS’ RETREAT.

THE WRITERS’ RETREAT endeavours to include accurate and up-to-date information on its Web site. However, THE WRITERS’ RETREAT offers no guarantees, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained or referenced therein. All users accept that all access to and use of this site, and any site linked to this site, and the content thereof, is at their own risk.

Personal information from those who communicate with us online may be collected for the purpose of responding to specific questions, advising visitors of new online material, activities and events, and offering opportunities for contributing to our Web site. Our web server recognizes consumer domain names for the purpose of analyzing Web site access and improving the content of our Web site.

Any personal data submitted by the visitor to this Web site will not be used for any direct marketing or unsolicited follow-up unless THE WRITERS’ RETREAT has previously informed the visitor of this possible use and the visitor has given THE WRITERS’ RETREAT an express permission for such utilization.

The content of this Web site, including THE WRITERS’ RETREAT's identifications, are the property of THE WRITERS’ RETREAT. No part of this Web site may be copied, republished, stored in a retrieval system or otherwise reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means whatsoever, without the prior written consent of THE WRITERS’ RETREAT.

This legal disclaimer is subject to change without notice. Therefore, we recommend that you check this web page periodically for updates and revisions.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

The following Web site Terms and Conditions Agreement (the "Agreement") governs your use of the Web site[s] accessible at universal resource locator http://www.writersretreat.com/ which is operated by THE WRITERS’ RETREAT (referred to collectively as the "THE WRITERS’ RETREAT Network", "THE WRITERS’ RETREAT", "we", "our", or "us"). Your use of the Service constitutes your acceptance of the Agreement. Your acceptance of the Agreement provides you with the permission to use the resources of the Service, which permission is freely revocable at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice, by THE WRITERS’ RETREAT, as described more fully below.

COPYRIGHT

All copyright rights in the text, images, photographs, graphics, user interface, and other content provided on the Service, and the selection, coordination, and arrangement of such content, are owned by THE WRITERS’ RETREAT, as applicable among us to the full extent provided under the Canadian copyright laws and all international copyright laws. Under applicable copyright laws, you are prohibited from copying, reproducing, modifying, distributing, displaying, performing or transmitting any of the contents of the Service for any purposes. Nothing stated or implied on the Service confers on you any license or right under any copyright of THE WRITERS’ RETREAT, or any third party.

The Service and the information contained in reference herein are for informational purposes only. Any reproduction, copying, or redistribution for commercial purposes of any materials or design elements of the Service is strictly prohibited, without the prior written consent of THE WRITERS’ RETREAT. Systematic retrieval of data or other content from this Service to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without written permission from THE WRITERS’ RETREAT is prohibited.

TRADE AND SERVICE MARK RIGHTS

All rights in the product names, company names, trade names, logos, product packaging and designs of all THE WRITERS’ RETREAT or third-party products or services, whether or not appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol, belong exclusively to THE WRITERS’ RETREAT, as applicable, or their respective owners, and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution or confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark and copyright laws, as applicable. The use or misuse of these trademarks or any materials, except as permitted herein, is expressly prohibited and nothing stated or implied on this Service confers on you any license or right under any patent, copyright or trademark of THE WRITERS’ RETREAT or any third party.

MODIFICATION OF THIS AGREEMENT

THE WRITERS’ RETREAT reserves the right to amend this Agreement at any time. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review THEn-current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound. Your use of the Service after the posting of modifications to this Agreement will constitute your acceptance of this Agreement, as modified. If, at any time, you do not wish to accept this Agreement, you may not use the Service.

LINKS

This Service may contain links to other services ("Linked Services"). The Linked Services are not under the control of THE WRITERS’ RETREAT, and THE WRITERS’ RETREAT is not responsible for the contents of the Linked Services, including, without limitation, links contained on Linked Services, or any changes or updates to Linked Services. THE WRITERS’ RETREAT provides any Linked Services to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any such Linked Services is not an endorsement by THE WRITERS’ RETREAT in favor of any company offering Internet services, products or services on the Linked Services.

Other sites may link without prior permission to the home page of the Service only through a plain-text link. Permission must otherwise be granted by us for any other type of link to the Service. To seek our permission, you may write to THE WRITERS’ RETREAT's Marketing Department by email at info@writersretreat.com.

ADDITIONAL AGREEMENT BY LINKED SERVICES

Any third party Web site that links to the Service: shall not create a frame, browser or border environment around any of the content of the Service; may link to, but not replicate, Service content; shall not imply that THE WRITERS’ RETREAT is endorsing or sponsoring it or its products or services; shall not present false information about THE WRITERS’ RETREAT or its products or services; shall not use THE WRITERS’ RETREAT trademarks without the prior written permission from THE WRITERS’ RETREAT; and shall not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Agreement, we reserve the right to deny or rescind permission to link to the Service from any Web site, and to require termination of any link to the Service, for any reason in our sole and absolute discretion.

Obligations: You are required to comply with all applicable law in connection with your use of the Service, and such further limitations as may be set forth in any written or on-screen notice from THE WRITERS’ RETREAT. As a condition of your use of the Service, you represent and warrant that you will not use the Service for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement.

PROHIBITED USES

Generally without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to transmit, distribute, post, communicate or store information or other material on, to or through the Service that: is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or valid licensee to such materials and you have the right to grant THE WRITERS’ RETREAT the rights under this Agreement; reveals trade secrets, unless you own them, or you are the valid licensee to such materials and you have the right to grant THE WRITERS’ RETREAT the rights under this Agreement; infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, slanderous or embarrassing to any other person or entity or in violation of applicable law as determined by THE WRITERS’ RETREAT in their sole discretion; is sexually-explicit; constitutes advertisements or solicitations of business, surveys, contests, chain letters or pyramid schemes; or contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.

You further agree not to: use any incomplete, false or inaccurate biographical information or other information for purposes of registering as a user of the Service, or for purposes of registering for any promotions offered through the Service; delete or revise any material or other information of any other user of the Service; harvest, collect, or send information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Service's infrastructure; use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service or any activity being conducted on this site; use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatar's or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Service to harvest or otherwise collect information from the Service to be used for any commercial purpose; allow any other person or entity to use your username or password for posting or viewing comments or sending or receiving materials; or attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Service.

You further agree not to violate or attempt to violate the security of the Service, including, without limitation: accessing data not intended for you or logging into a server or account that you are not authorized to access; attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, by way of submitting a virus to, or overloading, "flooding", "spamming", "mailbombing" or "crashing", the Service; sending unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; or forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. THE WRITERS’ RETREAT may investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

THE WRITERS’ RETREAT reserves the right (but does not have the obligation) to review postings on its Service, to remove any postings, and to terminate your ability to post to the Service at any time without notice, in its sole discretion. THE WRITERS’ RETREAT also reserves the right to disclose any information necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part.

CONDUCT

You are responsible for, and assume all liability associated with, any material you make available or transmit through the Service, whether through chat rooms, messages boards or other forums, including liability for claims of infringement, libel and slander. You may not post, transmit through or otherwise make available on or through the Service

(i) any material that violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, that is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, abusive, profane, vulgar, sexually explicit, racist, threatening, hateful or otherwise objectionable or that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law,
(ii) without the express written consent of the owner thereof, any copyrighted material, or
(iii) without the express prior written consent of THE WRITERS’ RETREAT any advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services (unless posted in an area specifically designated for that purpose). Although THE WRITERS’ RETREAT does not and cannot review every message posted on or transmitted through the Service, THE WRITERS’ RETREAT shall be under no obligation to permit any material posted or transmitted to remain on the Service, and may remove from, or refuse to display on the Service any material that THE WRITERS’ RETREAT, in the exercise of their sole discretion, believe violates this Agreement.



LICENSE

Granted we do not claim ownership of any information or material you transmit, distribute, post, communicate or store on, to or through the Service (expressly excluding your user data which is collected in accordance with the Service Privacy Policy) ("Your Content"). However, by submitting or posting Your Content, to or through the Service, you grant THE WRITERS’ RETREAT a world-wide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable and non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display Your Content anywhere, for any purpose, and in any form, media or technology now known or later developed. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of Your Content. THE WRITERS’ RETREAT are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in Your Content for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using Your Content. THE WRITERS’ RETREAT is under no obligation to maintain any of Your Content and may remove any of Your Content at any time in its sole discretion.

By posting or submitting Your Content to this Service, you also represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to Your Content, and that use of Your Content by THE WRITERS’ RETREAT will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party or violation applicable law.

NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide THE WRITERS’ RETREAT Copyright Agent with the following information: identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Service that is requested to be removed; your name, address and daytime telephone number, and an e-mail address if available, so that someone from THE WRITERS’ RETREAT may contact you if necessary; a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright right that is allegedly infringed; and an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner's behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement. THE WRITERS’ RETREAT' Copyright Agent address for Notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Service is info@writersretreat.com.

THE WRITERS’ RETREAT reserves the right to remove any posted submission which infringes the copyright of any person under the laws of Canada.

REGISTRATION, USERNAME, PASSWORD, SECURITY.

Registration

Registration may be required for the use of certain portions of the Service. Your registration shall not impose any duty on us to provide any particular service to you. If the terms of any THE WRITERS’ RETREAT registration agreement conflict with the terms of this Agreement, the registration agreement shall control. Your User Identity. Your [username and password will be your identity for purposes of interacting with Service and other users through the Service.

User Name, Passwords, and Password Access

You shall keep confidential, shall not disseminate, and shall use solely in accordance with this Agreement, your [username, and password for the Service. You shall immediately notify THE WRITERS’ RETREAT if you learn of or suspect:

(i) any loss or theft of your username or password, or
(ii) any unauthorized use of your username or password or of the Service.
In the event of such loss, theft, or unauthorized use, THE WRITERS’ RETREAT may impose on you, at THE WRITERS’ RETREAT' sole discretion, additional security obligations. Security Breaches and Revision. If any unauthorized person obtains access to the Service as a result of any act or omission by you, you shall use your best efforts to ascertain the source and manner of acquisition and shall fully and promptly brief THE WRITERS’ RETREAT. You shall otherwise cooperate and assist in any investigation relating to any such unauthorized access.

Privacy Policy: We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and have explained in detail in the Privacy Policy. You in turn agree and consent to the terms of the Privacy Policy by your use of the Service.



DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS IS." THE WRITERS’ RETREAT MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY PART THEREOF, OR ANY WEB SITE OR OTHER CONTENT OR SERVICE THAT MAY BE ACCESSIBLE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THROUGH THE SERVICE. THE WRITERS’ RETREAT DISCLAIM TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY AND ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, THE WRITERS’ RETREAT DISCLAIMS TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY AND ALL

(i)WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
(ii) WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS,
(iii) WARRANTIES RELATING TO DELAYS, INTERRUPTIONS, ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS IN THE SERVICE, OR ANY PART THEREOF,
(iv) WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY OF THE SERVICE,
(v) WARRANTIES RELATING TO THE ACCURACY OR CORRECTNESS OF DATA, AND
(vi) WARRANTIES OTHERWISE RELATING TO PERFORMANCE, NONPERFORMANCE, OR OTHER ACTS OR OMISSIONS BY THE WRITERS’ RETREAT OR ANY THIRD PARTY.
FURTHER, AND WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING, THERE IS NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OR THE NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS OF ANY OTHER PERSON.


THE WRITERS’ RETREAT MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL BE FREE FROM ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, OR DELAY IN OPERATION. ANY INFORMATION ON THIS SERVICE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE, AND WE DISCLAIM ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THESE CHANGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CHANGES TO PRICES, DISCOUNTS, AND HOURS OF OPERATION.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES

IN NO EVENT WILL THE WRITERS’ RETREAT OR THEIR AFFILIATES, OR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THIS SERVICE, OR ON ANY WEB SITE LINKED TO THIS SERVICE, BE LIABLE IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS, USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SERVICE OR ANY SITE LINKED TO THIS SERVICE, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE WRITERS’ RETREAT OR THEIR AFFILIATES ORANY THIRD PARTY BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING UNDER OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY PART THEREOF, OR ANY OTHER CONTENT, (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, TRADING LOSSES, AND DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM INACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION OR INCONVENIENCE, DELAY, OR LOSS OF THE USE OF THE SERVICE) EVEN IF THE WRITERS’ RETREAT OR ANY THIRD PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES.

THE WRITERS’ RETREAT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER THE CONTENT OF THIS SERVICE IN ANY WAY, AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF SUCH CHANGES. THESE LIMITATIONS APPLY WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF THE WRITERS’ RETREAT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THE WRITERS’ RETREAT' LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE WRITERS’ RETREAT'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00).

INDEMNIFICATION

Upon a request by THE WRITERS’ RETREAT, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless THE WRITERS’ RETREAT and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, licensors, co-branders or other partners and employees from and against all liabilities, claims and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post to or transmit through this Service, your use of the Service, your violation of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of another.

CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Quebec, Canada and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Québec, City of Sherbrooke, District of Saint-François.



JURISDICTION

The Service is operated in the province of Quebec, Canada. We do not represent that content or materials presented on the Service are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access the Service from a jurisdiction other than Canada, you agree that you do so on your own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable to your use of the Service.

SEVERABILITY AND INTEGRATION

Unless otherwise specified herein, this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and THE WRITERS’ RETREAT and governs your use of this Service, superceding any prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and THE WRITERS’ RETREAT. If any portion of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intention of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. This agreement may be modified only by our posting on the Service changes to this Agreement, or by a subsequent writing signed by THE WRITERS’ RETREAT.

NO WAIVER

The failure of THE WRITERS’ RETREAT to enforce any provisions of this Agreement or respond to a breach by you or other parties shall not in any way waive its right to enforce subsequently any terms or conditions of this Agreement or to act with respect to similar breaches.

NO PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

Any information supplied by any employee or agent of THE WRITERS’ RETREAT, whether by telephone, e-mail, letter, facsimile or other form of communication, is intended solely as general guidance on the use of the Service, and does not constitute legal, tax, accounting or other professional advice. Individual situations and provincial laws vary and users are encouraged to obtain appropriate advice from qualified professionals in the applicable jurisdictions. THE WRITERS’ RETREAT makes no representations or warranties concerning any course of action taken by any person following or otherwise using the information offered or provided within or through the Service, and THE WRITERS’ RETREAT will not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary or other damages that may result, including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness or death.

MISCELLANEOUS

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and THE WRITERS’ RETREAT as a result of this Agreement or your use of this Service. Nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of THE WRITERS’ RETREAT' right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of this Service or information provided to or gathered by THE WRITERS’ RETREAT with respect to such use. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

TERMINATION

THE WRITERS’ RETREAT reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate this Agreement and your access to all or part of this Service, with or without notice and with or without cause. Termination of your access to this Service means the revocation of the permission to use the resources of the Service granted to you under this Agreement by THE WRITERS’ RETREAT. The provisions of this Agreement will survive the termination of your access to the Service and of this Agreement.

NOTICES
THE WRITERS’ RETREAT may give notices to users of the Service, at THE WRITERS’ RETREAT' option, by posting a message on the Service, by electronic or conventional mail or by any other means by which users obtain actual knowledge thereof. Notices by users to THE WRITERS’ RETREAT must be given by electronic or conventional mail. Notices to THE WRITERS’ RETREAT by electronic mail must be sent to info@writersretreat.com. Notices to THE WRITERS’ RETREAT by conventional mail must be sent to:
15 Canusa Street, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, J0B 3E5 to the Owner

Notices by a user to THE WRITERS’ RETREAT will not change the terms of this Agreement unless the change is expressly accepted in writing by an authorized officer of THE WRITERS’ RETREAT.

Violations.

Please report any violations of this Agreement to THE WRITERS’ RETREAT's Customer Service at info@writersretreat.com.