Last updated: September 2023
These Terms of Service form an agreement between the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (“LLSC”, “us”, “we”, “our”) and you. The term "you" refers to the person or entity browsing, accessing or otherwise using the services (“use” or “using” in these Terms of Service will mean any of the foregoing) who are generally our agents.
The following terms of service (the “Terms of Service” or “Terms”) govern your access to and use of: (a) our website located at www.bloodcancers.ca and any other website or mobile application that links to these Terms (collectively, the “LLSC Websites”); (b) any text, pictures, media, data, text, information and other materials or content (collectively, the “Content”) contained on or provided through the LLSC Websites, and (c) all other Content, products or services provided by us to you, as more particularly described on the LLSC Websites (collectively, (a) to (c) will be defined hereafter as the “Services”).
BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU: (A) REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT: (I) YOU HAVE THE CAPACITY TO ENTER INTO BINDING OBLIGATIONS, AND (II) ALL INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY YOU TO US THROUGH THE SERVICES IS TRUE, ACCURATE, CURRENT, AND COMPLETE; AND (B) AGREE TO BE BOUND BY AND COMPLY WITH THESE TERMS, AS UPDATED FROM TIME TO TIME. IF YOU ARE USING THE SERVICES ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER PERSON OR A CORPORATE ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND SUCH PERSON OR ENTITY TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.
1. Ownership of the Services and Its Content
The Services and all of the content (“Content”), including all copyrights, patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names and all other intellectual property rights therein (“Intellectual Property”), are owned or controlled by LLSC, our licensors, and certain other third parties. All rights, titles, and interests in and to the Content and Intellectual Property available via the Services is the property of LLSC, our licensors or certain other third parties, and is protected by applicable copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent and/or other intellectual property and unfair competition rights and laws to the fullest extent possible. LLSC owns the copyright in the selection, compilation, assembly, arrangement, and enhancement of the Content on the Services. These Terms do not grant you a license to use any trademark of ours or of our affiliates. You further agree not to use, change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the Services. All rights not expressly granted to you in these Terms are reserved.
You are to properly identify the Services in any printed, online, electronic, or other medium, materials that you produce, have produced for your use, authorize or use in connection with your use of the Services whether for your personal or commercial use. In so identifying the Services, you agree to properly identify our intellectual property and use all required marks, including all product names and attributions to do so. You may contact us at email@example.com to obtain from us current images and other indicia of our trademarks, service marks and any other relevant intellectual property.
2. License to the Services
Subject to these Terms, we grant you non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable and revocable license to use the Services.
When you provide payment information to make a donation through the Services, you represent and warrant that the information is accurate, that you are authorized to use the payment method provided, and that you will notify us of changes to the payment information.
We use third party service providers (such as Blackbaud Merchant Services (BBMS)) to process payments. By using the Services and agreeing to these Terms, You also agree to be bound by the applicable terms of Blackbaud Merchant Services and other applicable third party service providers.
You expressly understand and agree that LLSC shall not be liable for any payments and monetary transactions that occur through Your use of the Services. You expressly understand and agree that all payments and monetary transactions are handled by third parties, such as Stripe. You agree that LLSC shall not be liable for any issues regarding financial and monetary transactions between You and any other party, including BlackBaud Merchant Services.
You are responsible for all transactions processed through the third party service providers. LLSC is not liable for loss or damage from errant or invalid transactions processed with your third party service provider account. This includes transactions that were not processed due to a network communication error, or any other reason. If you process a transaction, it is your responsibility to verify that the transaction was successfully processed.
You understand that LLSC uses the third party service is subject to change at any time and such changes may adversely affect the Services. You understand and agree to not hold LLSC liable for any adverse affects that actions (whether intentional or unintentional) on the part of the third party.
You must not process stolen credit cards, or unauthorized credit cards through the third party service provider (like Blackbaud Merchant Services).
4. Data You Upload To Us
Ownership of the data, documents, and/or other information that you upload, post, transmit to or enter into the Services (the “User Data”) remains with you. You are responsible for the User Data that you upload or post to the Services, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness.
By uploading or posting User Data to the Services, you grant us the right and an irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid-up, royalty-free, transferable and sublicensable license to access, collect, store, use, modify, perform, display, reproduce, and distribute such User Data on and through the Services.
You represent and warrant that: (i) the User Data is yours (you own it) or you have the right to use it and grant us the rights and license as provided in these Terms, and (ii) the uploading and posting of your User Data on or through the Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.
We reserve all rights to block or remove communications or materials that we determine to be: (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene; (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading; (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or, other intellectual property right of another or (d) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to us in our sole discretion.
You acknowledge that, by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated content on the Services, we are merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and are not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the Services.
5. Contests, Sweepstakes and Promotions
6. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you will not (and will not attempt to):
(a) send, upload, collect, transmit, store, use, post, publish, or otherwise communicate on the Services (including any developer community forums) any data, information, pictures, videos, music or other materials or content that:
- contains any computer viruses, worms, malicious code, or any software intended to damage or alter a computer system or data;
- you do not have the lawful right to send, upload, collect, transmit, store, use, publish, or otherwise communicate;
- is false, intentionally misleading, or impersonates any other person;
- is bullying, harassing, abusive, threatening, vulgar, obscene, or offensive, or that contains pornography, nudity, or graphic or gratuitous violence, or that promotes violence, racism, discrimination, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
- violates any applicable laws, or infringes, violates or otherwise misappropriates the intellectual property or other rights of any third party (including any moral right, privacy right or right of publicity); or
- encourages any conduct that may violate, any applicable laws or would give rise to civil or criminal liability;
(b) harvest or otherwise collect or store any information (including personally identifiable information) about other users of the Services, including email addresses, without the express consent of such users;
(c) access the Services or any Company proprietary information except through means authorized herein;
(d) copy, reproduce, distribute, or in any manner duplicate the Services, in whole or in part;
(e) sell, lease, license, sublicense, distribute, assign, transfer or otherwise grant any rights in the Services, in whole or in part;
(f) modify, port, translate, or create derivative works of the Services;
(g) decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive, reconstruct, identify or discover any source code, underlying ideas, or algorithms, of the Services by any means;
(h) remove any proprietary notices, labels or marks from the Services;
(i) use the Services for purposes of comparison with or benchmarking against products or services made available by third parties;
(j) knowingly take any action that would cause the Services to be placed in the public domain;
(k) disable, overly burden, impair, or otherwise interfere with servers or networks connected to the Services (e.g., a denial of service attack);
(l) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services, other computer systems or networks connected to the Services, through password mining or any other means;
(m) use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods, or copy, modify, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, disassemble, or decompile the Services or any part thereof or otherwise attempt to discover any source code;
(n) use, download or otherwise copy, or provide to any person or entity any Services users directory or other user or usage information or any portion thereof other than in the context of your use of the Services;
(o) use the Services for the purpose of building a similar or competitive product or service; or
(p) use the Services other than as permitted by these Terms.
You represent and warrant to us that the User Data will only contain identifiable individuals (“Personal Information”) in respect of which you have provided all notices and disclosures, obtained all applicable third party consents and permissions and otherwise have all authority, in each case as required by applicable laws, to enable us to: (i) make available the Services; and (ii) create, use and disclose aggregated statistical information for any purpose and without obligations of any kind.
8. Automatic Updates and Upgrades.
We may perform automatic updates or upgrades to the Services from time to time. We are not responsible for any affected or erased data, preferences, or settings due to a Services update or upgrade. These Terms govern any upgrades or updates to the Services, unless such upgrades or updates are accompanied by a separate agreement.
You agree that we may perform automatic updates or upgrades to the Services without any further notice or consent. If we provide further notice or requests further consent to a Services update or upgrade, the notice or consent may be received by or provided to you or any authorized user of your device, and you agree that such notice or consent is sufficient for you and all authorized users of your device. The person receiving or providing that notice or consent is responsible for notifying you and all authorized users of the notice and of his or her consent.
You use the Services at your own risk. We do not guarantee or warrant that the Services is compatible with your computer system or that the Services, or any links from the Services, will be free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or disabling devices or other code that manifests contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing safeguards to protect the security and integrity of your computer system, and you are responsible for the entire cost of any service, repairs or connections of and to your computer system that may be necessary as a result of your use of the Services.
10. Communications Not Confidential
We do not guarantee the confidentiality of any communications made by you through the Services. We do not guarantee the security of data transmitted over the Internet or public networks in connection with your use of the Services.
11. Third Party Materials, API and Links
We are not responsible for examining or evaluating the content, accuracy, validity, legality or any other aspect of such Third Party Materials, Third Party APIs or Third Party Links. We do not warrant, condition, guarantee or endorse any Third Party Materials, Third Party APIs or Third Party Links and is not liable to you or to any other party for any Third Party Materials, Third Party APIs or Third Party Links or for your misuse or use of Third Party Materials, Third Party APIs or Third Party Links. Third Party Materials, Third Party APIs and Third Party Links contain proprietary content and information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws, including but not limited to copyright. You may not use such proprietary content, information or materials in any way except as authorized by the provider of the Third Party Materials, Third Party APIs or Third Party Links. You may not use any Third Party Materials, Third Party APIs or Third Party Links in a manner that would be, or could be reasonably construed as, a breach of these Terms. We may change, suspend, remove, modify access to or disable access to any Third Party Materials, Third Party APIs or Third Party Links at any time by providing you with no less than three (3) days’ notice.
12. Copyright Policy
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. It is our policy to respond to any claim that Content posted on the Services infringes the copyright or other intellectual property infringement (“Infringement”) of any person.
If you are a copyright owner, or authorized on behalf of one, and you believe that the copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement that is taking place through the Service, you must submit your notice in writing to the attention of “Copyright Infringement” of firstname.lastname@example.org and include in your notice a detailed description of the alleged Infringement.
You may be held accountable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) for misrepresenting that any Content is infringing your copyright.
13. Availability, Errors and Inaccuracies
In order to provide exceptional service, and accuracy, we regularly update the products and services available to you on the Services.
We cannot and do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information, including prices, product images, specifications, availability, and Services. We reserve the right to change or update information and to correct errors, inaccuracies, or omissions at any time without prior notice.
Despite our best efforts, the products or services available on our Services may have an error regarding the price, be inaccurately described, or be unavailable, and we may experience delays in updating information on the Services. By using the Services, you agree to hold LLSC, its officers, directors, employees, contractors, licensors, licensees, suppliers and agents harmless for any and all losses incurred, howsoever, whether foreseeable, reasonably or otherwise, and whether in tort, or contract, and with or without negligence on the part of the aforementioned releasees, including all form of claims, losses, damages, obligations, costs, actions or demands.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE THAT THE SERVICES IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, WITH ALL FAULTS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR COLLATERAL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, COMPATIBILITY, TITLE, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, QUIET ENJOYMENT, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, CURRENCY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, INTEGRATION, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, OR THAT THE SERVICES IS OR WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR WILL OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION.
LLSC cannot verify every claim made by a third party contributor to our website and is not responsible for their authenticity.
The content provided by LLSC through the Services is for information purposes only and is in no way intended to be a substitute for medical consultation with a qualified professional. LLSC encourages Internet users to be careful when using medical information. If you are unsure about your medical condition, consult a physician. Although we carefully review our content, LLSC cannot guarantee nor take responsibility for the medical accuracy of documents we publish, nor can it assume any liability for the content of websites linked to our site.
15. Limitation of Liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, PERSONAL INJURY, FINES, FEES, PENALTIES OR OTHER LIABILITIES), WHETHER OR NOT WE WERE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS OR THE SERVICES. WE DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY OF ANY KIND OF OUR LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS.
TO THE EXTENT THAT THE FOREGOING LIMITATION IS NOT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL OUR TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH OR UNDER THESE TERMS, OR YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO MAKE USE OF, THE SERVICES EXCEED $5 CDN. FOR GREATER CERTAINTY, THE EXISTENCE OF ONE OR MORE CLAIMS UNDER THESE TERMS WILL NOT INCREASE THIS MAXIMUM LIABILITY AMOUNT.
You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless us and all of our officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in connection with:
(a) your breach of any of the provisions of these Terms or any documents referenced herein;
(b) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party (including, without limitation, privacy or intellectual property rights); or
(c) your use of the Services in a manner that it was not designed for or intended to be used, as described in these Terms and in any instructions or guidelines provided by us to you.
17. Changes, Termination and Survival
(a) We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) with notice.
(b) These Terms are effective until terminated by you or LLSC. You may terminate these Terms by ceasing to use the Services and cancelling your subscription to the Services. These Terms will terminate automatically and without notice from LLSC if you fail to comply with any provision of these Terms. Upon termination of these Terms, you shall cease all use of the Services. You agree that LLSC may elect to cease any support of the Services and/or provision of its services that the Services accesses at any time at the sole discretion of LLSC. In addition to any other termination right, LLSC may terminate these Terms upon 5 days’ notice to you
(c) The following Sections, together with any other provision of these Terms which expressly or by its nature survives termination or expiration, or which contemplates performance or observance subsequent to termination or expiration of these Terms, will survive expiration or termination of these Terms for any reason: Sections 1 (Ownership of the Services and Its Content), 4 (Data You Upload To Us), 7 (Privacy), 9 (Viruses), 10 (Communications Not Confidential), 14 (Disclaimers), 15 (Limitation of Liability), 16 (Indemnification), 17(c) (Changes, Termination and Survival), and 18 (General Provisions).
18. General Provisions
(a) Choice of Law. These Terms of Service are governed by the provincial laws of the province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada as applicable therein, without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles that may provide the application of the law of another jurisdiction. Except as restricted by applicable law, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a dispute arises between you and us, you agree that you will notify us about any dispute you have with us related to these Terms of Service by contacting us.
(b) Electronic Communications. You are communicating with us electronically when you use the Services or send email to us. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
(c) Notifications. We may provide notifications by posting the notifications on the Services itself or by sending the notifications to the email you have provided. We are not responsible for any automatic filtering you or your network provider may apply to email notifications.
(d) Severable. If any of the provisions contained in these Terms are determined to be void, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision will be severed from these Terms and all other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
(e) Waiver. If you breach any of these Terms and we should choose not to immediately act, or choose not to act at all, we will still be entitled to all rights and remedies at any later date, or in any other situation, where you breach these Terms. We and our subsidiaries do not waive any of our or their rights. We and our subsidiaries shall not be responsible for any purported breach of these Terms caused by circumstances beyond our or their control. A person who is not a party to these Terms shall have no rights of enforcement.
(f) Entire Agreement. These Terms, and the documents referenced in these Terms, constitute the entire agreement between LLSC and you pertaining to the subject matter thereof, and supersedes in its entirety any and all written or oral agreements previously existing between us with respect to the Services. There are no understandings, inducements, commitments, conditions, representations or warranties of any kind, whether direct, indirect, collateral, express or implied, oral or written, other than as contained in these Terms.
(g) English Language. It is the express wish of the parties that these Terms and all related documents be drawn up in English. C’est la volonté expresse des parties que la présente convention ainsi que les documents qui s’y rattachent soient rédigés en anglais.