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Terms Of Service

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You agree that you have read the above items prior to registering. Your continued use of the website signify your acceptance of these Terms of Service.

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(1)(a) I am at least 18 years of age, or have attained the legal age of majority in my jurisdiction OR

(b) I am below the age of 18, or majority, but I have obtained permission from my parent or legal guardian. If I am under age 13, I have provided a signed permission form to the owners of Toronto-Forums.COM in order to access the site. If I have not provided this sign form, Toronto-Forums.COM will not be held responsible for anything that happens as a result of my use of this website.

(2) I understand the standards and laws of the community, site and computer to which I am transporting this material, and am solely responsible for my actions.

(3) If I use these site in violation of the above agreement, I understand I may be in violation of local, provincial and/or federal laws and am solely responsible for my actions.

(4) By reading any content on this site, I release and discharge Toronto-Forums.COM and its Agents from any and all liability which might arise.

(5) I understand the dangers associated with sharing my personally identifiable information, including but not limited to my full name, telephone number, or address over the Internet. I agree not to share such information with other users. In the event that I do share such information, I do so at my own risk and hold Toronto-Forums.COM harmless.

(6) I warrant that I am registering for, and will use Toronto-Forums.COM for the purpose of reading the content under the terms and conditions of this Agreement. I warrant that I am not registering for, and will not access, read, copy or otherwise reproduce, transmit or communicate any portion of Toronto-Forums.COM for other purposes, including, but not limited to, establishing my own forum, or for other personal or commercial purpose.

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(8) I understand that nothing contained within, posted on or communicated through Toronto-Forums.COM will be considered professional legal advice. Acceptance of this term certifies my waiver of any legal right that I may have to take action with respect to any loss arising from or in connection with my reliance on any information that is in any way related to law. Under no circumstances will any attorney-client relationship be established, implied, construed or assumed on my part. I agree not to rely or act on any advice posted without first consulting a legal professional. By accepting the terms of this Agreement, I agree to indemnify Toronto-Forums.COM, its Agents, and any legal firms, from any claim in negligence (or any other tort), contract or action under local, provincial or federal legislation for loss to myself, any company that I am employed by or act as an agent for, and/or any other injury or loss that I may claim to have been caused by using Toronto-Forums.COM or from relying on advice from this site or received via e-mail, post and/or by any other means.

(9) The contents of the Web Site pages, including, but not limited to text, graphics, and icons, are copyrighted materials owned or controlled by Toronto-Forums.COM and contain Toronto-Forums.COM's name, trademarks, service marks, and trade names. I understand that I may download one copy of these materials on any single computer and print no more than one (1) copy for PERSONAL use only. No other permission is granted to me to print, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, upload, download, store, display in public, alter, modify, or otherwise use these materials. No permission is granted here to me to use Toronto-Forums.COM's icons, site address, or other means to hyperlink other Internet sites with any page in the Web Site.

(10) I agree that my access and use of Toronto-Forums.COM is subject to the terms of this Agreement AND the sole discretion of the Owners or authorized agents. I agree that my membership and use of Toronto-Forums.COM is AT-WILL, and that my membership may be terminated at any time and for any reason by the Owners or Agents of Toronto-Forums.COM. I agree to abide by all decisions of Toronto-Forums.COM regarding my use, access and membership on the Web Site, including restriction, changes or revocation of my membership.

(11) I agree that if my membership is permanently revoked for any or no reason, I will not make any attempt to re-register or otherwise obtain access to Toronto-Forums.COM. I agree that violation of this provision will be considered and construed as illegal computer cracking, conversion and misappropriation of electronic resources, and that I will be fully liable for any time lost by Toronto-Forums.COM or its Agents in connection with my violation of this provision.

(12) Toronto-Forums.COM's website is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not use Toronto-Forums.COM to sell a product or service, or to increase traffic to your website for commercial reasons, such as advertising sales. If you want to make commercial use of Toronto-Forums.COM, you must enter into an agreement with Toronto-Forums.COM to do so in advance.

(13) We may modify or terminate our site from time to time, for any reason, and without notice, including the right to terminate with or without notice, without liability to you, any other user or any third party. We reserve the right to modify these Terms of Service from time to time without notice.

(14) It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement. The form of notice specified below is consistent with the form suggested by the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act but we will respond to notices of this form from other jurisdictions as well.

Regardless of whether we may be liable for such infringement under local country law or United States law, our response to these notices may include removing or disabling access to material claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and/or terminating subscribers. If we remove or disable access in response to such a notice, we will make a good-faith attempt to contact the owner or administrator of the affected site or content so that they may make a counter notification. We may also document notices of alleged infringement on which we act. As with all legal notices, a copy of the notice may be sent to one or more third parties who may make it available to the public.

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide an e-mail that sets forth the items specified below. Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your copyrights. You will also be liable to pay a $250/hr fee to Toronto-Forums.COM for the time it takes to deal with the fraudulent complaint.

For quicker replies please include the following information:

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SOME PROVINCES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall Toronto-Forums.COM be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning.

(16) These Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions or my actual state or country of residence. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of the Terms of Service to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect, furthermore the intent of the author of these terms is still binding.

(17) If I have any conflict with Toronto-Forums.COM I agree to:

(a) First contact Toronto-Forums.COM via Private Message (PM) at the Toronto-Forums.COM website or via e-mail to find out if and/or how the conflict can be resolved.

(b) Use binding arbitration according to the terms of an arbiter of Toronto-Forum.COM's choosing.

(c) Pay for the arbitration myself.

(18) If I owe Toronto-Forums.COM any money for any service they perform or any legal action arising from my actions I agree not to raise statute of limitation as a defense against the collection of any money you collect from me.

(19) If any dispute arises over the intent or meaning of these terms the final ruling rests with the intent of the author of these terms.

(20) The text of these agreements are copyrighted and may not be copied, reproduced, reused, or modified in any way. If I want to use these terms I MUST contact this site and request for contact information of the author. I understand that license has been given by the copyright holder to use these unmodified terms on this website ONLY.

(21) The author of these terms has no obligation to testify or otherwise appear in any case regarding these Terms of Service. If the author does appear due to a court order or any equivalent, I agree to pay Toronto-Forums.COM a sum of $250/hr for this service.

Privacy Policy

Because Toronto-Forums.COM gathers certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

This site is owned and operated by Toronto-Forums.COM. Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us. We want to make your online experience satisfying and safe.

Because we gather certain types of information about our users, we feel you should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

We invite you to contact us if you have questions about this policy. You may contact us by E-Mail or via Private Message (PM).

Additional Information: Terms Of Service

INFORMATION THIS SITE GATHERS AND TRACKS

Toronto-Forums.COM gathers two types of information about our users:

Information that users provide through optional, voluntary submissions. These are voluntary submissions to receive our electronic newsletters, to participate in our message boards or forums, to E-Mail a friend, and from participation in polls and surveys:

Information Toronto-Forums.COM gathers through aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our sites. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to help our advertisers and sponsors better understand the demographics of our audience. Because Toronto-Forums.COM derives some of its revenue from sponsorships, advertisements and/or donations, providing such aggregated demographic data is essential to keeping our service free to users. Under no circumstances does Toronto-Forums.COM divulge any information about an individual user to a third party, unless directed to by law.

Toronto-Forums.COM Gathers User Information In The Following Processes:

Optional Voluntary Information

We offer the following free services, which require some type of voluntary submission of personal information by users:

1. Electronic Newsletters (Dispatches)

We will offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Toronto-Forums.COM gathers the E-Mail addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registration.

2. Message Boards/Forums

Users of the site's Message Boards and Forums must register separately for these services (both are free of charge) in order to post messages, although they needn't register to visit the site. During registration the user is required to supply a username, password, and E-Mail address.

3. "E-Mail this to a friend" Service

Our site users can choose to electronically forward a link, page, or documents to someone else by clicking "E-Mail this to a friend". The user must provide their E-mail address, as well as that of the recipient. This information is used only in the case of transmission errors and, of course, to let the recipient know who sent the E-Mail. The information is not used for any other purpose.

4. Polling

We may offer interactive polls to users so they can easily share their opinions with other users and see what our audience thinks about important issues. Opinions or other responses to polls are aggregated and are not identifiable to any particular user. Toronto-Forums.COM may use a system to "tag" users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.

5. Surveys

Toronto-Forums.COM may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content to our audience. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our sponsors, advertisers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party, unless directed to by law.

Children

Consistent with the Federal Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly request personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without requesting parental consent.

Usage Tracking

Toronto-Forums.COM tracks user traffic patterns throughout all of our sites. However, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. Toronto-Forums.COM does break down overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).

Toronto-Forums.COM sometimes tracks and catalogs the search terms that users enter in our Search function, but this tracking is never associated with individual users. We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.

Cookies

We may place a text file called a "cookie" in the browser files of your computer. The cookie itself does not contain Personal Information although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. But the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Toronto-Forums.COM uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above). Our advertising system delivers a one-time cookie to better track ad impressions and click rates.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you've set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you do need cookies to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

USE OF INFORMATION

Toronto-Forums.COM uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters and to enable users to participate in polls, surveys, message boards, and forums. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing. Toronto-Forums.COM never shares newsletter mailing lists with any third parties, including advertisers, sponsors or partners.

When we use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don't like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. But we don't track which terms a particular user enters.

Toronto-Forums.COM creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for advertisers, sponsors and partners. This allows our advertisers to advertise more effectively, and allows our users to receive advertisements that are pertinent to their needs. Because we don't track the usage patterns of individual users, an advertiser or sponsor will never know that a specific user clicked their ad. We will not disclose any information about any individual user except to comply with applicable laws or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SHARING OF THE INFORMATION

Toronto-Forums.COM uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our advertisers better understand our audience's demographics. This is essential to keeping our service free. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable laws or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.

SECURITY

Toronto-Forums.COM operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and revised as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.

OPT-OUT POLICY

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

Opting not to register to receive our electronic newsletters.

Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, which completely alleviates the need to gather any personally identifiable information from our users.

YOUR CONSENT

By using this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Toronto-Forums.COM. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

We collect the following information:

  1. Click-stream data
  2. HTTP protocol elements
  3. Search terms
  4. User's Name
  5. Computer information

At the user's option, we may also collect the following data:

  1. Birth Date
  2. E-Mail Address
  3. Telephone
  4. Business Address

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  1. Completion and support of the current activity.
  2. Web site and system administration.
  3. Research and development.

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

Data collected from all Web users: access logs, and search strings (if entered).

At the user's option, we will collect the following data:

  1. HTTP cookies

This data will be used for the following purposes:

  1. Research and development.
  2. One-time tailoring.

This data will be used by ourselves and our agents.

The following explanation is provided for why this data is collected:

COOKIES

Cookies are used to track visitors to our site, so we can better understand what portions of our site best serve you.

Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Web site. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

Our site makes use of cookies. Cookies are used for the following purposes:

  1. User targeting
  2. Research and development

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