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Terms of Use

By visiting our websites or using our services you are bound by and agree to the following set of terms. Direct Web Solutions (also referred to as 'Direct Web', 'The Service', 'We', and 'Us') reserves the right to make amendments to its terms of use and policy without prior written notice. It is the responsibility of the user to be familiar with the current terms of use. Failure to abide by the usage terms may result in removal from the services, potential legal action, and throttled service. We strive to provide you with the best customer service. To us, that includes treating you fairly and with respect. As a result, we have put together this policy, otherwise referred to as 'the policy', 'Code' or 'Program' to protect our interests and be as transparent with our systems as possible.

Please note, we may amend this policy from time to time. We will post the revised policy on our website at directwebsolutions.ca/legal/terms.

Table of Contents

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY, AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.

Overview

Welcome to this website (this “Site”), which is owned and operated by Direct Web Solutions, an CA individual (“Direct Web Solutions”, "Direct Web"). These Terms of Use (these “Terms of Use”, "Usage Policy", "Terms") set forth the terms and conditions of your use of this Site and the products and services (individually and collectively, the “Services”) found at this Site.

The terms “we”, “us” or “our” shall refer to Direct Web Solutions. The terms “you”, “your”, “User” or “customer” shall refer to any individual or entity who accepts these Terms of Use by using this Site or the Services found at this Site. Nothing in these Terms of Use shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

Direct Web Solutions, in its sole and absolute discretion, may change or modify these Terms of Use, and any policies or agreements which are incorporated herein, at any time, and such changes or modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting to this Site. You acknowledge and agree that (i) Direct Web Solutions may notify you of such changes or modifications by posting them to this Site and (ii) your use of this Site or the Services found at this Site after such changes or modifications have been made (as indicated by the “Last Revised” date at the bottom of this page) shall constitute your acceptance of these Terms of Use as last revised. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Use as last revised, do not use (or continue to use) this Site or the Services found at this Site.

Elegibility & Authority

This Site and the Services found at this Site are available only to Users who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. By using this Site or the Services found at this Site, you represent and warrant that you are (i) at least eighteen (18) years of age and/or (ii) otherwise recognized as being able to form legally binding contracts under applicable law.

If you are agreeing to these Terms of Use on behalf of a corporate entity, you represent and warrant that you have the legal authority to bind such corporate entity to these Terms of Use, in which case the terms "you", "your", "User" or "customer" shall refer to such corporate entity. If, after your agreement to these Terms of Use, Direct Web Solutions finds that you do not have the legal authority to bind such corporate entity, you will be personally responsible for the obligations contained in these Terms of Use. Direct Web Solutions shall not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from Direct Web Solution’s reliance on any instruction, notice, document or communication reasonably believed by Direct Web Solutions to be genuine and originating from an authorized representative of your corporate entity. If there is reasonable doubt about the authenticity of any such instruction, notice, document or communication, Direct Web Solutions reserves the right (but undertakes no duty) to require additional authentication from you.

Accounts & Data Transfer Abroad

Accounts. In order to access some of the features of this Site or use some of the Services found at this Site, you will have to create an account (an “Account”). You represent and warrant to Direct Web Solutions that all information you submit when you create your Account is accurate, current and complete, and that you will keep your Account information accurate, current and complete. If Direct Web Solutions has reason to believe that your Account information is untrue, inaccurate, out-of-date or incomplete, Direct Web Solutions reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to suspend or terminate your Account. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your Account, whether authorized by you or not, and you must keep your Account information secure, including without limitation your customer number/login, password, payment method(s), and shopper PIN(s). For security purposes, Direct Web Solutions recommends that you change your password and shopper PIN(s) at least once every six (6) months for each Account you have with Direct Web Solutions. You must notify Direct Web Solutions immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your Account. Direct Web Solutions will not be liable for any loss you incur due to any unauthorized use of your Account. You, however, may be liable for any loss Direct Web Solutions or others incur caused by your Account, whether caused by you, or by an authorized person, or by an unauthorized person.

Transfer of Data Abroad. If you are visiting this Site from a country other than the country in which our servers are located, your communications with us may result in the transfer of information (including your Account information) across international boundaries. By visiting this Site and communicating electronically with us, you consent to such transfers.

General Conduct Rules

You acknowledge and agree that:

Direct Web Solutions reserves the right to modify, change, or discontinue any aspect of this Site or the Services found at this Site, including without limitation prices and fees for the same, at any time.

Your Use Of Our Content & User-Content

In addition to the general rules above, the provisions in this Section 5 apply specifically to your use of Direct Web Solutions Content and User Content posted to Direct Web Solution’s corporate websites (i.e., those sites which Direct Web Solutions directly controls or maintains). The applicable provisions are not intended to and do not have the effect of transferring any ownership or licensed rights (including intellectual property rights) you may have in content posted to your hosted websites.

Direct Web Solutions Content. Except for User Content, the content on this Site and the Services found at this Site, including without limitation the text, software, scripts, source code, API, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos and interactive features and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“Direct Web Solutions Content”), are owned by or licensed to Direct Web Solutions in perpetuity, and are subject to copyright, trademark, and/or patent protection in the United States, Canada, and foreign countries, and other intellectual property rights under United States, Canadian, and foreign laws. Direct Web Solutions Content is provided to you “as is”, “as available” and “with all faults” for your information and personal, non-commercial use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any purposes whatsoever without the express prior written consent of Direct Web Solutions. No right or license under any copyright, trademark, patent, or other proprietary right or license is granted by these Terms of Use. Direct Web Solutions reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Direct Web Solutions Content, this Site and the Services found at this Site, and these Terms of Use do not transfer ownership of any of these rights.

User Content. Some of the features of this Site or the Services found at this Site may allow Users to view, post, publish, share, store, or manage (a) ideas, opinions, recommendations, or advice (“User Submissions”), or (b) literary, artistic, musical, or other content, including but not limited to photos and videos (together with User Submissions, “User Content”). By posting or publishing User Content to this Site or to the Services found at this Site, you represent and warrant to Direct Web Solutions that (i) you have all necessary rights to distribute User Content via this Site or via the Services found at this Site, either because you are the author of the User Content and have the right to distribute the same, or because you have the appropriate distribution rights, licenses, consents, and/or permissions to use, in writing, from the copyright or other owner of the User Content, and (ii) you do not violate the rights of any third party.

Security. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with the security-related features of this Site or the Services found at this Site (including without limitation those features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Direct Web Solutions Content or User Content) or enforce limitations on the use of this Site or the Services found at this Site, the Direct Web Solutions Content or the User Content therein.

Our Use Of User-Content

The provisions in this Section 6 apply specifically to Direct Web Solution’s use of User Content posted to Direct Web Solution’s corporate websites (i.e., those sites which Direct Web Solutions directly controls or maintains). The applicable provisions are not intended to and do not have the effect of transferring any ownership or licensed rights (including intellectual property rights) you may have in content posted to your hosted websites.

Generally. You shall be solely responsible for any and all of your User Content or User Content that is submitted through your Account, and the consequences of, and requirements for, distributing it.

With Respect to User Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that:

Direct Web Solutions shall own exclusive rights (including all intellectual property and other proprietary rights) to any User Submissions posted to this Site, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of any User Submissions posted to this Site for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you or to anyone else.

With Respect to User Content (Other Than User Submissions).

If you have a website hosted by Direct Web Solutions or another service provider, you shall retain all of your ownership or licensed rights in User Content posted to your website.

However, if you post or publish your User Content to this Site, you authorize Direct Web Solutions to use the intellectual property and other proprietary rights in and to your User Content to enable inclusion and use of the User Content in the manner contemplated by this Site and these Terms of Use. Accordingly, you hereby grant Direct Web Solutions a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, combine with other works, display, and perform your User Content in connection with this Site and Direct Web Solution’s (and Direct Web Solution’s affiliates’) business(es), including without limitation for promoting and redistributing all or part of this Site in any media formats and through any media channels without restrictions of any kind and without payment or other consideration of any kind, or permission or notification, to you or any third party. You also hereby grant each User of this Site a non-exclusive license to access your User Content (with the exception of User Content that you designate “private” or “password protected”) through this Site, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, combine with other works, display, and perform your User Content as permitted through the functionality of this Site and under these Terms of Use. The above licenses granted by you in your User Content terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your User Content from this Site. You understand and agree, however, that Direct Web Solutions may retain (but not distribute, display, or perform) server copies of your User Content that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in your User Content are perpetual and irrevocable. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, Direct Web Solutions shall not use any User Content that has been designated “private” or “password protected” by you for the purpose of promoting this Site or Direct Web Solution’s (or Direct Web Solution’s affiliates’) business(es).

Monitoring Of Content & Termination

Direct Web Solutions generally does not pre-screen User Content (whether posted to a website hosted by Direct Web Solutions or posted to this Site). However, Direct Web Solutions reserves the right (but undertakes no duty) to do so and decide whether any item of User Content is appropriate and/or complies with these Terms of Use. Direct Web Solutions may remove any item of User Content (whether posted to a website hosted by Direct Web Solutions or posted to this Site) and/or terminate a User’s access to this Site or the Services found at this Site for posting or publishing any material in violation of these Terms of Use, or for otherwise violating these Terms of Use (as determined by Direct Web Solutions in its sole and absolute discretion), at any time and without prior notice. Direct Web Solutions may also terminate a User’s access to this Site or the Services found at this Site if Direct Web Solutions has reason to believe the User is a repeat offender. If Direct Web Solutions terminates your access to this Site or the Services found at this Site, Direct Web Solutions may, in its sole and absolute discretion, remove and destroy any data and files stored by you on its servers.

Additional Reservation Of Rights

Direct Web Solutions expressly reserves the right to deny, cancel, terminate, suspend, lock, or modify access to (or control of) any Account or Services (including the right to cancel or transfer any domain name registration) for any reason (as determined by Direct Web Solutions in its sole and absolute discretion), including but not limited to the following: (i) to correct mistakes made by Direct Web Solutions in offering or delivering any Services (including any domain name registration), (ii) to protect the integrity and stability of, and correct mistakes made by, any domain name registry, (iii) to assist with our fraud and abuse detection and prevention efforts, (iv) to comply with applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations, (v) to comply with requests of law enforcement, including subpoena requests, (vi) to comply with any dispute resolution process, (vii) to defend any legal action or threatened legal action without consideration for whether such legal action or threatened legal action is eventually determined to be with or without merit, or (viii) to avoid any civil or criminal liability on the part of Direct Web Solutions, its officers, directors, employees and agents, as well as Direct Web Solution’s affiliates.

Direct Web Solutions expressly reserves the right to review every Account for excessive space and bandwidth utilization, and to terminate or apply additional fees to those Accounts that exceed allowed levels.

No Spam & Liquidated Damages

You acknowledge you have read, understand and agree to be bound by Direct Web Solution’s Anti-Spam Policy. You agree Direct Web Solutions may immediately terminate any Account which it believes, in its sole and absolute discretion, is transmitting or is otherwise connected with any spam or other unsolicited bulk email. In addition, if actual damages cannot be reasonably calculated then you agree to pay Direct Web Solutions liquidated damages in the amount of $1.00 for each piece of spam or unsolicited bulk email transmitted from or otherwise connected with your Account.

Trademark And / Or Copyright Claims

Direct Web Solutions supports the protection of intellectual property. If you would like to submit (i) a trademark claim for violation of a mark on which you hold a valid, registered trademark or service mark, or (ii) a copyright claim for material on which you hold a bona fide copyright, please send us a contact message via our contact page addressed to the legal department.

Links To Third-Party Websites

This Site and the Services found at this Site may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by Direct Web Solutions. Direct Web Solutions assumes no responsibility for the content, terms and conditions, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites. In addition, Direct Web Solutions does not censor or edit the content of any third-party websites. By using this Site or the Services found at this Site, you expressly release Direct Web Solutions from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website. Accordingly, Direct Web Solutions encourages you to be aware when you leave this Site or the Services found at this Site and to review the terms and conditions, privacy policies, and other governing documents of each other website that you may visit.

Disclaimer Of Representations And Warranties

YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE SHALL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT THIS SITE AND THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS”. DIRECT WEB SOLUTIONS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. DIRECT WEB SOLUTIONS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT (I) THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR CONTENT OF THIS SITE, (II) THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, AND/OR (III) THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, AND DIRECT WEB SOLUTIONS ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SAME.

IN ADDITION, YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE PROVIDED BY DIRECT WEB SOLUTIONS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ITS CALL CENTER OR CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES) WILL (I) CONSTITUTE LEGAL OR FINANCIAL ADVICE OR (II) CREATE A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE, AND USERS SHOULD NOT RELY ON ANY SUCH INFORMATION OR ADVICE.

THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER OF REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND shall survive any termination or expiration of these Terms of Use or your use of this Site or the Services found at this Site.

Limitation Of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL DIRECT WEB SOLUTIONS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING ANY THAT MAY RESULT FROM (I) THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR CONTENT OF THIS SITE, (II) THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, (III) THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, (IV) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, (V) THIRD-PARTY CONDUCT OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, (VI) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL CONTENT, PERSONAL INFORMATION, FINANCIAL INFORMATION OR OTHER INFORMATION AND DATA STORED THEREIN, (VII) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF SERVICES TO OR FROM THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, (VIII) ANY VIRUSES, WORMS, BUGS, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, (IX) ANY USER CONTENT OR CONTENT THAT IS DEFAMATORY, HARASSING, ABUSIVE, HARMFUL TO MINORS OR ANY PROTECTED CLASS, PORNOGRAPHIC, “X-RATED”, OBSCENE OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE, AND/OR (X) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT DIRECT WEB SOLUTIONS IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IN ADDITION, You SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to this Site or the Services found at this Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues, otherwise such cause of action shall be permanently barred.

IN ADDITION, You SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND agree that in no event shall Direct Web Solution’s total aggregate liability exceed the total amount paid by you for the particular ServiceS that ARE the subject of the cause of action.

THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND shall survive any termination or expiration of these Terms of Use or your use of this Site or the Services found at this Site.

Indemnity

You agree to protect, defend, indemnify and hold harmless Direct Web Solutions and its officers, directors, employees, and agents, from and against any and all claims, demands, costs, expenses, losses, liabilities and damages of every kind and nature (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) imposed upon or incurred by Direct Web Solutions directly or indirectly arising from (i) your use of and access to this Site or the Services found at this Site; (ii) your violation of any provision of these Terms of Use or the policies or agreements which are incorporated herein; and/or (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any intellectual property or other proprietary right. The indemnification obligations under this section shall survive any termination or expiration of these Terms of Use or your use of this Site or the Services found at this Site.

Successors & Assigns

These Terms of Use shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, successors and assigns.

No Third-Party Beneficiaries

Nothing in these Terms of Use shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

U.S. Export Laws

This Site and the Services found at this Site are subject to the export laws, restrictions, regulations and administrative acts of the United States Department of Commerce, Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), State Department, and other United States authorities (collectively, “U.S. Export Laws”). Users shall not export or re-export, or allow the export or re-export of, the Services found at this Site in violation of any U.S. Export Laws. None of the Services found at this Site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) any country with which the United States has embargoed trade; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Denied Persons List, or any other denied parties lists under U.S. Export Laws. By using this Site and the Services found at this Site, you agree to the foregoing and represent and warrant that you are not a national or resident of, located in, or under the control of, any restricted country; and you are not on any denied parties list; and you agree to comply with all U.S. Export Laws (including “anti-boycott”, “deemed export” and “deemed re-export” regulations). If you access this Site or the Services found at this Site from other countries or jurisdictions, you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with the local laws of that jurisdiction, if and to the extent those local laws are applicable and do not conflict with U.S. Export Laws. If such laws conflict with U.S. Export Laws, you shall not access this Site or the Services found at this Site. The obligations under this section shall survive any termination or expiration of these Terms of Use or your use of this Site or the Services found at this Site.

Compliance With Local Laws & Enforcement

Direct Web Solutions makes no representation or warranty that the content available on this Site or the Services found at this Site are appropriate in every country or jurisdiction, and access to this Site or the Services found at this Site from countries or jurisdictions where its content is illegal is prohibited. Users who choose to access this Site or the Services found at this Site are responsible for compliance with all local laws, rules and regulations. Direct Web Solutions will turn over, or otherwise make accessible any requests for data by Local Law Enforcement in matters deemed reasonable by Direct Web Solutions full and absolute discretion.

Titles & Headings, Independent Covenants, and Severability

The titles and headings of these Terms of Use are for convenience and ease of reference only and shall not be utilized in any way to construe or interpret the agreement of the parties as otherwise set forth herein. Each covenant and agreement in these Terms of Use shall be construed for all purposes to be a separate and independent covenant or agreement. If a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision (or portion of a provision) of these Terms of Use to be illegal, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable, the remaining provisions (or portions of provisions) of these Terms of Use shall not be affected thereby and shall be found to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Last Revised: February 7, 2019 @ 12:00 (-6:00 GMT)