Terms of Use

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This User Agreement (the “Agreement) is a legal agreement between ClauseHound Inc. (“ClauseHound”) and the individual or entity (“you”) that uses this website (the “Site”). This Agreement governs your use of ClauseHound’s Software Product (the “Product”). By accessing the Site, you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use as they may be amended from time to time.

Our Intellectual Property and Open Source Licence

This Site, as well as all products, information and commentary (the “Content”) offered through the Site or on any related social media websites or applications including, without limitation, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus (“Clausehound Social Media Properties”), are protected by copyright law, and any unauthorized use of the Site and/or Content may shall violate these Terms of Use and any such applicable law. You agree not to copy, download, reverse engineer, or create derivative works of any Content from the Site for the purpose of republishing, transmitting in a public form, distributing, licensing, sublicensing, selling or reselling through a business that provides similar products or Content as the Site.

Copying, and reusing specific clauses are permitted under a non-exclusive licence if done so in accordance with this Agreement.  Rules governing the intellectual property of purchased contracts must adhere to the purchased contract terms of use as may be announced and amended from time to time, and to this Agreement where not in conflict with the purchased contract terms of use.  Neither the name of ClauseHound Inc., nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products or Content derived from this Site without specific prior written permission from such parties.

No Substitute For Expert Legal Advice

This database is provided for informational purposes only and does not create a lawyer client relationship with the reader. ClauseHound Inc. does not provide legal advice, nor should any advice from ClauseHound Inc. be construed as such. The material contained in this Site is intended to provide general information on a particular subject or subjects and is not an exhaustive treatment of such subjects. The site is no substitute for the advice of a qualified lawyer, who should be consulted where expert advice or matter-specific advice is required. Copying, downloading, or use of any Content on this Site in any way, does not create a lawyer-client relationship. Any reliance on the information is solely at your own. The information provided on this website may not be relevant to your jurisdiction, and the law may have changed in your jurisdiction since the initial publication of information in this database.

Rights to Content provided by you

By providing information or documentation to the Company, whether through (a) registration on or use of Clausehound, (b) by posting information on the Site, or (c) by directly contacting ClauseHound, you grant to the Company a perpetual, worldwide and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, translate, publish, distribute and make your content (“Subscriber Content”) available on the Site, on Clausehound Social Media Properties, or to other companies, organizations, individuals, and users in accordance with our Privacy Policy. You also understand that in order for us to operate Clausehound, Subscriber Content may be transmitted by you or us over various public networks and in various media in compliance with our security protocols and we may make changes to Subscriber Content to meet the technological requirements of such networks and media. You are responsible for ensuring that Subscriber Content is protected and your rights in Subscriber Content are enforced; we h ave no responsibility to protect or enforce your rights on your behalf with respect to Subscriber Content. Once it is posted to our the Site, you may use the Subscriber Content in accordance with the licence granted in the section of these Terms of Use labelled “Our Intellectual Property and Open Source Licence”. When you provide information to us you represent and warrant that you have the unfettered right to do so, you have no reason to believe you are violating the rights of any person or any contract or other obligation to which you are subject, and you are not subjecting us to any expense or liability.

Contributors to the Site are independent of the Site and are not to be construed as partners, employees, contractors, or agents of the Site or ClauseHound.  The relationship between ClauseHound and the contributor shall be terminated immediately upon written request of either party.  Within a reasonable period after receiving a request from a contributor to do so, ClauseHound will remove any Subscriber Content provided by such contributor that the contributor would like to remove.  Contributors agreed to post content to receive the benefit of free publicity and will not hold ClauseHound liable for any claim resulting from the contributors association with the ClauseHound site.

Warranties and Liability

THE LEGAL DOCUMENTATION, LANGUAGE AND COMMENTARY PROVIDED ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY CLAUSEHOUND INC. ”AS IS” AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL CLAUSEHOUND INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, LOSS OF PROFITS) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SITE OR THE LEGAL DOCUMENTATION, COMMENTARY OR CLAUSES FOUND ON THIS SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

The Site may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. We assume no responsibility for any error, inaccuracy, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any communications. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage resulting from anyone’s use of the Site.

General Matters

Headings are for reference purposes only and shall not affect the interpretation or meaning of the Agreement.  The validity, construction and interpretation of the Agreement and the rights and duties of the parties hereto shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario.  Any dispute in connection with this Agreement shall be resolved by final and binding arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration Act (Ontario). No single or partial exercise of any right or remedy provided under the Agreement or by law shall preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.  This Agreement contains the entire agreement between ClauseHound Inc. and you on the subject matter contained herein.

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If you do not agree with this Agreement, you shall discontinue your use of this Site immediately.   The protection of intellectual property clauses set out herein shall survive any discontinued use of this Site, or termination or expiration of this Agreement.

If you have any questions or comments regarding these Terms of Use, or if you wish to withdraw your consent to these terms, please contact ClauseHound Inc. by email at inquiries@clausehound.com.