Verus Art may, at any time, modify, change, or add to these Terms, and any such modifications will be effective immediately upon posting on the Verus Art Web Site. Your continued use of the Verus Art Web Site following the posting of these changes to these Terms signifies your acceptance of those changes.
Please review our Privacy Statement, which also governs your visit to the Verus Art Web Site, to understand our policies with respect to information that we may collect from you when you use the Verus Art Web Site.
When you visit Verus Art Web Site or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
OWNERSHIP OF THE RESEARCH PORTAL AND COPYRIGHT
The Verus Art Web Site and all of the content (including, but not limited to, text, graphics, pictures, audio clips, video clips, logos, buttons, images, downloads, data compilations, software, icons, html and xml code) provided on this site (the “Verus Art Content”), as well as copyright, trademark, and other rights therein, are owned by or licensed to Verus Art and/or its affiliates and are protected by Canadian, United States and international intellectual property laws. Verus Art and its licensors retain all proprietary rights to the Verus Art Content. The Verus Art Content may not be reproduced, transmitted or distributed without the prior written consent of Verus Art.
All trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos and graphics (“Marks”) indicated on this site are registered trademarks of Verus Art and/or its affiliates, or are licensed by Verus Art and/or its affiliates, in Canada, the United States and other countries. You may not make any use of the Marks without the prior written consent of Verus Art.
LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS
Verus Art grants you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, personal license to access, view, store, download, and use the Verus Art Web Site, subject to the Terms, for personal, non-commercial purposes. This site and any portion hereof may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, downloaded, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without the express written consent of Verus Art. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose the Verus Art Web Site, any of the Marks, the Verus Art Content, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout and form) of Verus Art and/or its affiliates without the express written consent of Verus Art. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Verus Art's name or Marks without the express written consent of Verus Art.
Verus Art reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, discontinue, modify, or deny the use and availability of the Verus Art Web Site, or any portion therein, at any time without notification.
Verus Art reserves the right to make changes to documents, content, or other information on the Verus Art Web Site without obligation to notify any person of such changes.
Verus Art may alter, suspend, or discontinue Verus Art Web Site at any time for any reason, without notice or cost. The Verus Art Web Site may become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or other reasons.
YOUR USE OF THE VERUS ART WEB SITE AND ITS CONTENT
Your use of the Verus Art Web Site is limited to your personal use only. Any further use by you of the Verus Art Web Site is expressly prohibited. Without limiting the foregoing, you shall not disclose any of the Verus Art Content to any third-party without Verus Art’s express written consent. You are responsible for ensuring the security and confidentiality of your user ID and passwords if applicable. You will be responsible for any unauthorized use of the Verus Art Web Site via such user IDs or passwords.
You may not use the Verus Art Web Site for any unlawful purpose, or for any purpose that is not expressly authorized by these Terms. If the Verus Art Web Site allows or authorizes you to upload materials, you may not upload or transmit materials that are illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable. You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin information provided. Also, you may not interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper operation of the Verus Art Web Site, including through the use of any device, software or routine, or access or attempt to gain access to any data, files, or passwords related to the Verus Art Web Site through hacking, password mining, or any other means. Any unauthorized use of the Verus Art Web Site automatically terminates the license granted hereunder by Verus Art.
In addition, you agree not to: (i) access, monitor or copy any content or information of the Verus Art Web Site using any data mining, robots, spiders, scrapers or similar data gathering and extraction tools or any manual process for any purpose without our express written permission; (ii) violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on the Verus Art Web Site or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to the Verus Art Web Site; (iii) take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; or (iv) deep-link to any portion of the Verus Art Web Site for any purpose without our express written permission.
By using the Verus Art Web Site, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Verus Art and its officers, directors, members, managers, employees, agents, affiliates, suppliers, licensors, successors, and assigns from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense, including but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting directly or indirectly from a claim by a third party that is based on your use of the Verus Art Web Site in violation of these Terms.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE VERUS ART WEB SITE AND ALL DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION PROVIDED THEREON AND THEREIN, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE VERUS ART CONTENT IS PROVIDED BY VERUS ART ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. VERUS ART MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR NON-STATUTORY, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, VERUS ART AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (i) THE INFORMATION ON THE VERUS ART WEB SITE IS CORRECT, ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR COMPLETE; (ii) THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THE VERUS ART WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (iii) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (iv) THE VERUS ART WEB SITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE VERUS ART WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL VERUS ART, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, OR ITS SUPPLIERS OF DATA, SOFTWARE, OR OTHER SERVICES (THE “VERUS ART SUPPLIERS”), BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, LOST DATA OR INFORMATION, LOSS OF USE OF OUR SITE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS REPUTATION OR GOODWILL, COSTS OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, OR DOWNTIME COSTS) THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE VERUS ART WEB SITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE VERUS ART WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE VERUS ART CONTENT, EVEN IF VERUS ART HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
It is your responsibility to ascertain whether any information downloaded from the Verus Art Web Site is free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other items of a potentially destructive nature.
INTENDED THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARY
You acknowledge and agree that each of Verus Art’s licensors and each of the Verus Art Suppliers are intended third-party beneficiaries to these Terms.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES
The Verus Art Web Site may contain links to non-Verus Art web sites. Any such links are provided to you as a convenience only, and Verus Art is not responsible for the content of any linked web site. Any outside web site accessed from the Verus Art web site is independent from Verus Art, and Verus Art has no control over the content of that web site. In addition, a link to any non-Verus Art web site does not imply that Verus Art endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such a website.
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
These Terms, and all matters arising directly or indirectly from your access to or other use of the Verus Art Web Site, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. You hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the provincial and federal courts located in the Province of British Columbia, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. A printed version of these Terms shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based on or relating to these Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
If any provision of these Terms is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, such illegality, invalidity or unenforceability shall apply only to such provision and shall not in any manner affect or render illegal, invalid or unenforceable any other provision of these Terms, and that provision and these Terms generally shall be reformed, construed and enforced so as to most nearly give lawful effect to the intent of the parties as expressed in these Terms.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Verus Art with respect to the Verus Art Web Site, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and Verus Art with respect to the Verus Art Web Site.