Terms & Conditions

The following Terms & Conditions govern all use of the blindbeginnings.ca website and all content, services and products available at or through the website (taken together, the Website). The Website is owned and operated by Blind Beginnings Society (“Blind Beginnings”). The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the Terms & Conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Blind Beginnings’ Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Blind Beginnings (collectively, the “Agreement”).

By using this website, you agree to these Terms & Conditions of Use (“Terms & Conditions”). If you do not agree to these Terms & Conditions, you may not use this website or any Content (as such term is defined below). Blind Beginnings reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms & Conditions, at any time. It is your responsibility to check these Terms and Conditions periodically for changes. Your continued access and/or use of the Website following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes. As long as you comply with these Terms and Conditions, Blind Beginnings grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited privilege to enter and use the Website.

Introduction

Welcome to the Blind Beginnings’ website. This site (“Website”) is created and operated by the non-profit organization Blind Beginnings Society (“Blind Beginnings,” “us,” or “we”). Through the Website, you may have access to a variety of resources and content. These include, but are not limited to: Web pages, data, text, images, photographs, graphics, audio and video, and documents such as press releases, and news, (collectively, “Materials”). Materials and other information, content and services are collectively referred to as “Content.”

The following are terms of a legal agreement between you and Blind Beginnings. In these Terms & Conditions, “you” means you personally if you will exercise the license and/or rights granted for your own benefit, but “you” means your company (or you on behalf of your company) if you will exercise the license and/or rights granted for your company’s benefit. By accessing or using the Website or the Content provided on or through the Website, you agree to follow and be bound by the following terms and conditions concerning your access to and use of the Website and the Content provided on or through the Website and our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated and made part of these Terms & Conditions by this reference.

Blind Beginnings may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Website at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or Content. Blind Beginnings may also impose limits on certain features or restrict your access to parts or all of the Website or the services provided without notice or liability.

Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy. A copy of Blind Beginnings’ Privacy Policy is located here. Please review this policy carefully since it describes, among other things, how we collect, use, share, transmit, process, transfer, store and secure information obtained when you access and use the Website. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the accuracy and content of your personal information, and you agree to keep it up to date.

Terms Applicable to Specific Content and Areas of the Site

Some areas of the Website or Content provided on or through the Website may have additional rules, guidelines, license agreements, user agreements or other terms and conditions that apply to your access or use of that area of the Website or Content. If there is a conflict or inconsistency between these Terms & Conditions and the rules, guidelines, license agreement, user agreement or other terms and conditions for a specific area of the Website or for specific Content, the latter shall have precedence with respect to your access and use of that area of the Website or Content.

Registration & Security

In consideration of your use of the Website, you agree:

  • to provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any profiles or registration forms on the Website;
  • to maintain the security of your password and identification;
  • to maintain and promptly update your profile information, and any other information you provide to Blind Beginnings, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and
  • to be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.

In accessing and using various Website features, you may create a password and account designation upon completing your profile or another registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (i) immediately notify Blind Beginnings of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (ii) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Blind Beginnings cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from unauthorized use of your username and/or password. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account, at Blind Beginnings’ sole discretion, and Blind Beginnings may refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies.

Certain areas of the Website may require registration or may otherwise ask you to provide information to participate in certain features or access certain content. The decision to provide this information is purely optional; however, if you elect not to provide such information, you may not be able to access certain Content or features or participate in various areas of the Website. You may also provide information to the Site in other contexts, including, for example, in order to sign up for a Blind Beginnings mailing list, to receive information and notifications, to register for Blind Beginnings events, to subscribe to Blind Beginnings publications and newsletters, or to enter into a sweepstakes, promotion, or contest. When you use or visit the Website or provide information to the Website in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current and complete information on all registration pages.

You agree not to: (a) access or use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any of Blind Beginnings’ accounts, computer systems or networks; (b) gain unauthorized access to any parts of the Website or any of Blind Beginnings’ accounts, computer systems or networks; (c) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any of Blind Beginnings’ accounts, computer systems or networks; or (d) use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Website or any of Blind Beginnings’ accounts, computer systems or networks without Blind Beginnings’ express written permission.

If you open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as required by the applicable registration form. You may also be required to choose a password and a user name. Access to and use of password protected or secure areas of the Website are restricted to authorized users only. You agree not to share your password(s), account information, or access to the Website with any other person. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of password(s) and account information, and you are responsible for all activities that occur through the use of your password(s) or account(s) or as a result of your access to the Website. You agree to notify Blind Beginnings immediately of any use of your password(s) or account(s) that you did not authorize or that is not authorized by these Terms & Conditions. Blind Beginnings may access, refuse service, or cancel orders in respect of, place restrictions on, remove or edit content in, or terminate your account if Blind Beginnings suspects any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, incomplete, not current, misleading, or fraudulent.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

You agree not to use the Website, or Content provided on or through the Website, for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms & Conditions or the rules, guidelines or terms of use posted for a specific area of the Website or Content provided on or through the Website.

Intellectual Property & Noncommercial Use Limitation

You may download, store, display on your computer, view, listen to, play and print Materials that Blind Beginnings publishes or broadcasts on the Website or makes available for download through the Website subject to the following: (a) the Materials may be used solely for your personal, informational, noncommercial purposes; (b) the Materials may not be modified or altered in any way; (c) the Materials may not be redistributed; and (d) that you retain all disclaimers, copyright and proprietary notices as they appear in such Materials.
In addition, you agree that such permission does not include: (a) any commercial use or any resale or redistribution of the Website or the site materials therein; (b) the collection and use of any product listings, pictures or descriptions; (c) the distribution, public performance or public display of any site materials, (d) making any derivative uses of the Website and the site materials, or any portion thereof; (e) use of any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (f) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Website, the site materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Website; or (g) any use of the Website or the site materials other than for its intended purpose. The permission granted herein is revocable at any time, with or without cause. Except as expressly stated herein, none of the site materials may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted or otherwise used in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Blind Beginnings. The permission given to you terminates automatically if you breach any of the Terms & Conditions. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded and printed materials. You also may not, without Blind Beginnings’ permission, “mirror” any material contained on this Site on any other server. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on this Website may violate applicable law (including copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes).

Unless otherwise indicated in the Website, the Website and all content and other materials on the Website, including, without limitation all trademarks, service marks, designs, texts, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, methods, inventions, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof are the proprietary property of Blind Beginnings, licensors, or users and are protected by Canadian and international copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.

Proprietary Rights

All materials on this website (as well as the organization and layout of the website) are owned and copyrighted, licensed by, or used with permission that is granted to Blind Beginnings. No reproduction, distribution, or transmission of the copyrighted materials at this website is permitted without the prior written permission of Blind Beginnings.

Questions & Contact Information

Thank you for reviewing our Terms & Conditions. Questions or comments regarding the Website should be directed by electronic mail to info@blindbeginnings.ca.

Entire Agreement

This is the entire agreement between you and Blind Beginnings, and these Terms & Conditions supersede any prior agreement between the parties related to the subject matter of these Terms & Conditions. No amendment or modification of these Terms & Conditions will be effective if made by you, unless in writing and duly signed by a duly authorized representative of Blind Beginnings.

You hereby warrant and represent that either: (i) you will use the Content for your own benefit and personally accept, agree to and intend to be bound by these terms; or (ii) you are authorized to and intend to be bound by these terms on behalf of your company.
Headings are purely for reference and shall not affect the meaning of any term or condition.
All remedies set forth in these Terms & Conditions are cumulative and in addition to and not in lieu of any other remedy of Blind Beginnings at law or in equity. Any provision which must survive to allow us to enforce its meaning shall survive termination. A printed version of these Terms & Conditions shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based on or relating to use of the Website to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated, duly executed and maintained in printed form.

Acknowledgement

You acknowledge that these Terms & Conditions are supported by reasonable and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that such consideration includes your use of the Website and/or Content available at or through the Website.