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The Site is an online legal portal that provides users with legal information and access to certain agreement forms and templates (the “Templates“). The Site is provided for informational purposes only and without considering the reality of your business or any other specific circumstances. The Site does not constitute the provision of legal, tax or other professional advice by BCF and does not create an attorney-client or other confidential or privileged relationship between you and BCF. It is not a substitute for advice from qualified counsel and other tax or accounting professionals. The legal and tax consequences associated with using certain contractual documents may vary greatly based on particular circumstances. The Site may not reflect recent developments in the law (including in its application or interpretation), may not be complete, and may not be accurate in or applicable to your jurisdiction. For those reasons, you should seek legal and tax advice from attorneys licensed in the relevant jurisdiction(s) before relying on any of the BCF Materials.
The BCF Materials are provided for companies with no material tangible assets, operations or liabilities where the resulting company, when incorporated and after any anticipated founder contributions, would have minimal value. Further, the BCF Materials are generic forms which may have bracketed or highlighted items which require further review and/or modification before finalizing the language and being ready for execution. The application and impact of relevant laws will vary based on industry, identity, jurisdiction and other circumstances. The provision of the BCF Materials does not represent any undertaking to keep you advised of any legal or industry practices developments. You must review – and have reviewed – the BCF Materials thoroughly prior to use to ensure that their terms are acceptable to you and reflect your intent. You further agree to use the BCF Materials in compliance with all applicable law and regulation.
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By downloading Templates, you agree that the Templates you download may only be used by you for your personal or business use and may not be sold or redistributed without the express written consent of BCF.
We prohibit the use of any links to the Site from any other websites unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance by us in writing. You may not frame any elements of the Site with any other website without our prior written permission.
You expressly understand and agree that to the extent permitted under applicable law, your use of the Site, including the Templates, is at your sole risk and the Site, including the Templates, is provided on an “as is” basis, with all errors or mistakes they may contain. BCF, its partners, employees and agents (the “BCF Parties“) expressly disclaim all warranties, representation and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, related to the Site, including the Templates. You should at all times consult with legal counsel to determine the appropriate legal or business documents necessary for your particular transactions, as the Templates are only samples and may not be applicable to a particular situation.
You understand and agree that in no event will any of the BCF Parties be liable for any damages resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether direct or indirect in connection with your use of the Site or the BCF Materials including the Templates. The aggregate cumulative liability of the BCF Parties in connection with any claim arising out of or relating to the BCF Site will not exceed CAD$100 and that amount will be in lieu of all other remedies which you may have against the BCF Parties.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the BCF Parties against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of the Site or any violation of these Terms.
The license granted in these Terms is revocable at any time. Notwithstanding any of these Terms, BCF reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Site, and to block or prevent your future access to the Site. Such right and license will terminate automatically without notice if you breach any of the provisions of these Terms.
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, feedback, ideas or other information or materials regarding the Site (but excluding any client information) (the “Feedback“) that is provided by you in the form of e-mail or other submissions to BCF are (as between you and BCF) non-confidential and will become the sole property of BCF. BCF will own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of such Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgement or compensation to you.
Any waiver or failure to enforce any provision of the Terms on one occasion will not be deemed a waiver of any other provision or of such provision on any other occasion.
If any provision of the Terms is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of the Terms will remain enforceable, and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law.
The Terms are the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the access to and use of the Site and supersede all prior discussions between the parties with respect to such subject matter.
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