Terms of service

Effective date: July 5, 2021

Volunteer Alberta operates this website. Throughout the site, the terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Volunteer Alberta. Volunteer Alberta offers this website, including all information, tools, and services to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies, and notices stated here.

By visiting our site or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service.” Accordingly, you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service,” “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, or contributors of content.

Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service.

Any new features or tools we add to the current website shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change, or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use or access after any changes to the website constitutes your acceptance of those changes.

We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information under this policy. Unless otherwise defined, the terms used in the Terms of Service have the same meanings as our Privacy Policy, accessible from https://volunteeralberta.ab.ca/

1. Copyright and trademark notice

All content and images on this website (i.e. text, images, documents, and other online material) are protected by domestic and international copyright, trademark and other laws, and other rights unless otherwise specified. The owners of the intellectual property, copyright and trademarks are Volunteer Alberta, its affiliates or other third parties which have licensed these to Volunteer Alberta or its affiliates, as the case may be.

It is illegal to copy, reproduce, or distribute copyrighted and trademarked material without the owner’s permission. Accessing text or images provided on websites does not extend any rights to a user. Only the copyright trademark owner, or the owner’s legal agent, can give you permission to copy, distribute, or publicly display protected material. Any use, reproduction, alteration, public performance or display, uploading or posting onto the Internet, transmission, redistribution, or other exploitation of this website or any of its content or images, in whole or in part, other than as expressly set out in this user agreement, is strictly prohibited without the written consent of Volunteer Alberta.

However, you are permitted to print, download, and share content and images from this website solely for your non-commercial purposes that positively promote the nonprofit sector in Alberta. All content or images shared must be unaltered and must not change or delete any copyright or proprietary notices from the materials. In addition, you must not alter the material in any way. Any other use requires written permission from Volunteer Alberta.

2. Use of the site

Except for information, products or services identified as being supplied by Volunteer Alberta, we do not operate or control any information, products or services on this website in any way unless otherwise indicated. Except for Volunteer Alberta identified information, products, or services, all information, products, and services offered through this website or on the Internet generally are offered by third parties that may or may not be affiliated with Volunteer Alberta.

You also understand that Volunteer Alberta cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that any information, data, software, or files available through this website will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties.

You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for data input and output accuracy and for maintaining a means external to the website to reconstruct any lost data.

3. Notice specific to documents available on this website

Permission to use Documents (such as white papers, press releases, guides, and FAQs) from the Service is granted, provided that:

(1) use of such Documents from the Service is for informational and non-commercial, or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any network computer or broadcast in any media, and

(2) no modifications of any Documents are made.

4. Online store terms

By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you agree you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

You may not use our products for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, nor may you, in the use of the Service, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws). In addition, you must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.

A breach or violation of any of the Terms will result in an immediate termination of your Services.

5. Accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of information

We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete, or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only. It should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete, or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk.

This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on our site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to our site.

6. Modifications to the service and prices

Prices for our products are subject to change without notice.

We reserve the right to modify or discontinue the Service (or any content) without notice.

We shall not be liable to you or any third party for modification, price change, suspension, or service discontinuation.

7. Dealings with third parties

Your participation, correspondence, or business dealings with any third party found on or through this website are solely between you and the third party (e.g. payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings).

8. Links to other sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that we do not operate. If you click on a third-party link, we will direct you to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for any third-party sites’ or services’ content, privacy policies, or practices.

9. Accuracy of billing and account information

We reserve the right to refuse any order you place with us. We may limit or cancel quantities purchased per person, household, or order at our sole discretion. These restrictions may include orders placed by or under the same customer account, the same credit card, or orders that use the same billing or shipping address. If we change or cancel an order, we may attempt to notify you by contacting the email or billing address/phone number provided when you made the order. In addition, we reserve the right to limit or prohibit orders that, in our sole judgment, appear to be placed by dealers, resellers, or distributors.

You agree to provide current, complete, and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made at our store. In addition, you agree to promptly update your account and other information, including your email address and credit card numbers and expiration dates, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed.

10. Optional tools

We may provide you with access to third-party tools over which we neither monitor nor have any control nor input. You acknowledge and agree that we provide access to such tools ”as is” and “as available” without any warranties, representations, or conditions of any kind and endorsement. We shall have no liability whatsoever arising from or relating to your use of optional third-party tools.

Any use of optional tools offered through the site is entirely at your own risk and discretion. However, you should ensure that you are familiar with and approve of the terms for the tools by the relevant third-party provider(s).

We may also, in the future, offer new services or features through the website, including the release of new tools and resources. Such new features and services shall also be subject to these Terms of Service.

11. User comments, feedback, and other submissions

If you send specific submissions (e.g. contest entries, creative ideas, proposals, plans, blogs, etc.), with or without a request from us, online, by email or post, or otherwise (collectively, comments), you agree that we may edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate, and otherwise use this content without restriction. We are under no obligation to

(1) maintain any comments in confidence;

(2) pay compensation for any comments; or

(3) respond to any comments.

We may monitor, edit, or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion is unlawful, offensive, threatening, libellous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, or otherwise objectionable or violates any party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Service.

You agree that your comments will not violate any right of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, personality, or other personal or proprietary rights. You further agree that your comments will not contain libellous or otherwise unlawful, abusive, or obscene material, or contain any computer virus or other malware that could in any way affect the operation of the Service or any related website. You may not use a false email address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead Volunteer Alberta or third parties about the origin of any comments. You are solely responsible for any comments you make and their accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third party.

12. Personal information

Our Privacy Policy governs your submission of personal information through the store.

13. Errors, inaccuracies, and omissions

Occasionally, there may be information on our site or in the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions related to product descriptions, pricing, promotions, offers, product shipping charges, transit times, and availability. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information in the Service or on any related website is inaccurate at any time without prior notice (including after you have submitted your order).

We undertake no obligation to update, amend, or clarify information in the Service or on any related website, including, without limitation, pricing information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied in the Service or on any related website should be taken to indicate that all information in the Service or on any related website has been modified or updated.

14. Prohibited uses

In addition to other prohibitions as outlined in the Terms of Service, you are prohibited from using the site or its content:

(a) for any unlawful purpose;

(b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts;

c) to violate any international, federal, provincial, or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances;

(d) to infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights or the intellectual property rights of others;

(e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability;

(f) to submit false or misleading information;

(g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of the Service or of any related website, other websites, or the Internet;

(h) to collect or track the personal information of others;

(i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape;

(j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or

(k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of the Service or any related website, other websites, or the Internet.

We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Service or any related website for violating any of the prohibited uses.

15. Disclaimer of warranties; limitation of liability

We do not guarantee, represent, or warrant that your use of our Service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free.

We do not warrant that the results obtained from the use of the Service will be accurate or reliable.

You agree that from time to time, we may remove the Service for indefinite periods or cancel the Service at any time, without notice to you.

You expressly agree that your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service, and all its products and services, are (except as expressly stated by us) provided ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ for your use, without any representation, warranties, or conditions of any kind, either express or implied, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, durability, title, and non-infringement.

In no case shall Volunteer Alberta, our directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, service providers, or licensors be liable for any injury, loss, claim, or any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages of any kind, including, without limitation lost profits, lost revenue, lost savings, loss of data, replacement costs, or any similar damages, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), strict liability, or otherwise, arising from your use of any of the Service or any products procured using the Service, or for any other claim related in any way to your use of the Service or any product, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of the Service or any content (or product) posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Service, even if advised of their possibility. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

16. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Volunteer Alberta and our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, officers, directors, agents, contractors, licensors, service providers, subcontractors, suppliers, interns, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Service or the documents they incorporate by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third-party.

17. Severability

If any provision of these Terms of Service is determined to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable portion shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms of Service, such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions.

18. Termination

The obligations and liabilities of the parties incurred before the termination date shall survive the termination of this agreement for all purposes.

These Terms of Service are effective unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate these Terms of Service at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use our Services or when you cease using our site.

If you fail, or we suspect that you have been unable, to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Service, we also may terminate this agreement at any time without notice, and you will remain liable for all amounts due up to and including the date of termination; and accordingly may deny you access to our Services (or any part thereof).

19. Entire agreement

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

These Terms of Service and any policies or operating rules posted by us on this site or in respect to The Service constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between you and us and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, communications, and proposals, whether oral or written, between you and us (including, but not limited to, any previous versions of the Terms of Service).

Any ambiguities in the interpretation of these Terms of Service shall not be construed against the drafting party.

20. Governing law

These Terms of Service and any separate agreements whereby we provide you Services shall be governed by and construed per Edmonton, AB, Canada laws.

21. Changes to Terms of service

You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page.

At our sole discretion, we reserve the right to update, change, or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and changes to our website. Accordingly, it is your responsibility to check our website periodically for changes. Your continued use of the website or Service after any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes your acceptance.

Contact us

If you have any questions about these Terms of Service, please contact us by email at info@volunteeralberta.ab.ca.

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