Website Terms and Conditions

 

Terms of Service

By accessing and using www.ssc-esc.ca (the “Website”) and the services it provides (the “Services”), you (the “User”) agree to each of the terms and conditions set forth herein (each a “Term” and collectively, the "Terms of Service").

These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Policy and Donation Terms, create legally enforceable rights and obligations between you, the User, and us, SSC.

 

Modifications of Terms of Service

Solar Schools Canada (“SSC”) reserves the right to amend these Terms of Service at any time and without notice.  These Terms of Service will be accessible on the Website at all times and the User undertakes an obligation to observe and follow these Terms of Service.  Any changes to these Terms of Service becomes effective from the date of modification and any subsequent use of the Website or Services constitutes acceptance of the revised Terms of Service.  SSC reserves the right to block the User’s access at any time for any reason, including but not limited to violations of these Terms of Service.

 

Definitions

  1. SSC (variously, “we” or “our”)”: a federally incorporated not-for-profit corporation Solar Schools Canada – Les Écoles Solaires du Canada.
  2. User (variously, “you” or “your”)”: an individual who accesses and uses the Website.
  3. Website” means www.ssc-esc.ca.

 

Description of Service

SSC is a non-profit start-up that assists public schools to develop and fund solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to prevent emissions, reduce school operating costs, and enhance education. SSC works with provincial school boards, individual schools, government, business and community members to develop and fund solar PV systems in public schools across Nova Scotia.

We employ the Website to describe and promote our work, to connect with prospective contributors, and to recognize the contributions of existing contributors.

Please note that when you make a donation via the Website you will be directed to www.stripe.com, our third party payment service provider who will process your payment. Payments are made subject to the www.stripe.com payment terms and conditions and privacy policy. Please note that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these terms and conditions and policies. Please therefore check these before making your donation.

 

User Conduct and Responsibility:

Users pledge that they will not participate in any form of action or conduct that may have a disruptive, destructive or negative impact on the Website, Services or Users.  This includes but is not limited to:

  1. illegal activity;
  2. threatening, abusive, obscene or harassing behaviour;
  3. invasions of privacy;
  4. distribution of software viruses;
  5. any interference with the proper operation of the Website;
  6. bypassing of any security measures put in place by the Website, including but not limited to password protections.

 

Intellectual Property:

The Website and Services are legally protected in various ways, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other rights and laws. By using the Website and Services, you agree to respect all copyright and other legal notices, information, and restrictions contained in any of the content that we provide through the Website.  You also agree not to change, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of the Website or Services.

SSC grants you a license to reproduce content from the Website for personal use only.  This license is worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferable. If you want to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, or store any of this content for a commercial purpose, you need prior written permission from SSC or the relevant copyright holder.  A “commercial purpose” means you intend to use, sell, license, rent, or otherwise exploit content for commercial use, in any way.

 

Links

Links to external websites (the “Linked Websites”) are provided for convenience and do not constitute an endorsement by SSC of the owners or operators of the Linked Websites, an endorsement of the content, products, advertising or other materials contained in the Linked Websites, or any association between SSC and the Linked Websites. SSC does not control of any of the Linked Websites and is not responsible for the contents of the Linked Websites.

 

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold SSC and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, representatives, employees, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of: your use of the Website, your connection to the Website, your violation of these Terms of Service, or your violation of any rights of another person or entity.

 

Content

Although SSC uses reasonable efforts to update and ensure the accuracy of all information and materials therein (collectively, the “Content”), SSC makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. SSC excludes liability or responsibility for any errors or misrepresentations contained in the Content.

 

No Professional Advice

The information contained in or made available through this Website (including but not limited to information contained in text files, images, videos or in person) cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to, finance, renewable energy, engineering, and education.

 

Warranty Disclaimer

THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT THEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS, WHERE IS” BASIS. SSC DISCLAIMS ALL CONDITIONS, TERMS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OF THE CONTENT.

SSC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE AND/OR THE CONTENT ARE FREE FROM ERRORS OR OTHER PROGRAM LIMITATIONS OR THAT THIS WEBSITE AND/OR CONTENT WILL BE ACCESSIBLE AND PERFORM IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR EXPECTATIONS. THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES IN THIS AGREEMENT ARE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, TERMS, REPRESENTATIONS AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT.

 

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL SSC BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY OR NON-PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT, EVEN IF SSC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN ANY CASE, THE ENTIRE LIABILITY OF SSC UNDER ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO $10.00 CANADIAN.

THIS DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO ALL DAMAGES OR INJURIES INCURRED FROM, OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, INACCURACIES OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY YOU TO SSC. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SSC SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES.

 

Dispute Resolution and Governing Law

These Terms of Service (and all other rules, policies, or guidelines incorporated by reference) are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Nova Scotia and the federal laws of Canada as applicable therein, without giving effect to any common law or statutory principles of conflicts of law.  You expressly agree that any action arising out of or relating to your use of the Services shall be filed in a court in the Province of Nova Scotia and that you attorn to the jurisdiction of that court.

Updated February, 2018.