Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms of Use

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. Habitat/QB Habitat Resources Inc. owns and operates this Web, located at http://www.thehabitat.ca (the Web site). This Terms of Use Agreement (this Agreement) states the terms and conditions under which you may access and use the Web site. By accessing and using the Web site you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you must not access or use the Web site. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE TERMS, CONDITIONS, RULES, POLICIES, GUIDELINES OR PRACTICES OF THE HABITAT OPERATING WEB SITE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING IT. Habitat may revise this Agreement at any time by updating this posting. Use of the Web site after such changes are posted will signify your agreement to these revised terms. You should visit this page periodically to review this Agreement.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE WEB SITE AND ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED AS IS. BY ACCESSING AND USING THE WEB SITE YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT USE OF THE WEB SITE AND THE CONTENT IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. HABITAT MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE WEB SITE AND THE CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY (I) THAT THE WEB SITE AND/OR CONTENT WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, SUITABLE OR TIMELY; (II) THAT ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION, DATA, SOFTWARE, PRODUCT OR SERVICE CONTAINED IN OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEB SITE WILL BE OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY OR FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; III) THAT THE OPERATION OF THE WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; (IV) THAT DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN THE WEB SITE WILL BE CORRECTED; (V) THAT THE WEB SITE WILL BE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS; AND (VI) THAT COMMUNICATIONS TO OR FROM THE WEB SITE WILL BE SECURE OR NOT INTERCEPTED.

Linking


The Web site contains links to third-party web sites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Habitat of the contents of such third-party web sites. Habitat is not responsible for the content of any third-party web site, nor does it make any representation or warranty of any kind regarding any third-party web site including, without limitation (i) any representation or warranty regarding the legality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, timeliness, suitability of any content on any third-party web site; (ii) any representation or warranty regarding the merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose of any material, content, software, goods or services located at or made available through such third-party web sites; or (iii) any representation or warranty that the operation of the third-party web sites will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects or errors in such third-party websites will be corrected or that such third-party websites will be free from viruses or other harmful components.

While Habitat encourages links to the Web site, it does not wish to be linked to or from any third-party web site which (i) contains, posts or transmits any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including, without limitation, any content constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, provincial, national or international law, regulation which may be damaging or detrimental to the activities, operations, credibility or integrity of Habitat or which contains, posts or transmits any material or information of any kind which promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, could be harmful to minors, harasses or advocates harassment of another person, provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, provides instructional information about illegal activities, including, without limitation, the making or buying of illegal weapons; or (ii) contains, posts or transmits any information, software or other material which violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights, or which is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights. Habitat reserves the right to prohibit or refuse to accept any link to the Web site, including, without limitation, any link which contains or makes available any content or information of the foregoing nature, at any time. You agree to remove any link you may have to the Web site upon the request of Habitat.

Security

Please note that information sent or received over the Internet is generally unsecure and Habitat cannot and does not make any representation or warranty concerning security of any communication to or from the Web site or any representation or warranty regarding the interception by third parties of personal or other information.

General

Any consent by Habitat to, or waiver of, a breach of this Agreement which you have committed, whether express or implied, shall not constitute a consent to, or waiver of, any other, different or subsequent breach. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement or any right or obligation hereunder. If any term or provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, it shall be severed and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force without being invalidated in any way. This Agreement is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, or agency relationship between the parties. Except for any agreements with Habitat that expressly reference this Agreement, this is the entire agreement between you and Habitat relating to the matters contained herein.

Ownership

All materials displayed or otherwise accessible through the Web site, including, without limitation, news articles, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, computer software and code (collectively, the Content) are protected under Canadian and foreign copyright or other laws, and are owned by Habitat, its licensors or the party accredited as the provider of the Content. In addition, the Web site is protected under copyright law as a collective work and/or compilation pursuant to Canadian and foreign laws. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information and restrictions on or contained in any of the Content accessed through the Web site. ANY USE, REPRODUCTION, ALTERATION, MODIFICATION, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE OR DISPLAY, UPLOADING OR POSTING ONTO THE INTERNET, TRANSMISSION, REDISTRIBUTION OR OTHER EXPLOITATION OF THE WEBSITE OR OF ANY CONTENT, WHETHER IN WHOLE OR IN PART, OTHER THAN EXPRESSLY SET OUT HEREIN, IS PROHIBITED WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF HABITAT.

Limitation of Liability

SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL HABITAT, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES IN THE NATURE OF OR RELATING TO LOST BUSINESS, LOST SAVINGS, LOST DATA AND/OR LOST PROFITS, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE AND WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT (INCLUDING FUNDAMENTAL BREACH), TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION SHALL APPLY EVEN IF HABITAT KNEW OF OR OUGHT TO HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IN NO EVENT SHALL HABITAT, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT (INCLUDING FUNDAMENTAL BREACH), TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, EXCEEDING ONE HUNDRED CANADIAN DOLLARS (C$100) EVEN IF HABITAT HAS BEEN ADVISED OR OUGHT TO HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

IN NO EVENT SHALL HABITAT, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE FAILURE OF HABITAT OR YOUR FAILURE TO PROTECT YOUR PASSWORD OR ACCOUNT INFORMATION.

HABITAT EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY USER OF THE WEB SITE OR ANY ADVERTISER OR SPONSOR OF THE WEBSITE (COLLECTIVELY, THIRD-PARTY USER). UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL HABITAT AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS LICENSORS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, LOSS, DAMAGE (INCLUDING SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) OR EXPENSE ARISING IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER FROM (I) THE ACTS, OMISSIONS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY USER; AND (II) ANY USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY MATERIALS, SOFTWARE, CONTENT, GOODS OR SERVICES LOCATED AT OR MADE AVAILABLE AT ANY WEB SITE LINKED TO OR FROM THE WEB SITE.

IF YOU DECIDE TO ACCESS OR USE ANY LINKED WEB SITE OR CONTENT, MATERIALS, SOFTWARE, GOODS OR SERVICES FROM A WEB SITE LINKED TO THE WEB SITE, YOU DO SO ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

YOU HEREBY RELEASE HABITAT AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, FROM ANY DAMAGES THAT YOU INCUR, AND AGREE NOT TO ASSERT ANY CLAIMS AGAINST THEM, ARISING FROM YOUR PURCHASE OR USE OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEB SITE OR BY THIRD PARTIES THROUGH THE WEB SITE.

Software Licenses and Ownership

All software embedded in or located on or at the Web site, including, without limitation, all computer code of all types, including all files and/or images contained in or generated by such software (Software) is protected by copyright and may be protected by other rights. All such Software is owned by Habitat, its licensors or the party accredited with ownership of such Software. You are hereby granted the right to access and use the Software embedded and integrated into the Web site, subject to (i) the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and (ii) any additional conditions which may be imposed on your access and use of such Software.

If the Web site provides Software for download, unless otherwise provided, you are hereby granted, subject (i) to the terms of this Agreement and (ii) to any other terms and conditions that may apply to your downloading and use of such Software, a personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to (i) install and run one copy of the Software in object-code format on a non-networked computer for your personal, non-commercial use; and (ii) to reproduce the Software only as reasonably required to install, run and make reasonable backup copies as allowed by law.

Except to the extent expressly permitted in this Agreement, you may not: (i) use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, upload, download or transmit the Software in whole or in part; (ii) sell, rent, lease, licence, transfer or otherwise provide access to the Software; (iii) alter, remove or cover any trademarks or proprietary notices included in the Software; and/or (iv) decompile, disassemble, decrypt, extract or reverse engineer the Software or assist others in doing so.

Nothing contained in the Web site shall be construed as granting you any right, title, interest or other license in or to any Software embedded or integrated into the Web site or made available for download from the Web site, including, but not limited, to any intellectual property rights in the Software.

All Software embedded or integrated into the Web site is provided As Is, without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, without limitation, any warranty (i) that the Software is of merchantable quality or is fit for any particular purpose; (ii) that the Software will conform with any specification(s) relating to the Software; (iii) that the Software will be free from material defects; (iv) that the Software contains no computer viruses or other contaminants; or (v) that the Software shall process date-related and time-related data without causing any processing interruptions, abnormal termination or process or manipulate any time-related data.

Online Commerce

The Web site may allow you to purchase many different types of products and services online that are provided by Habitat (the Wares and Services). When ordering Wares and Services on the Web site, you must provide complete and accurate personal information consisting of your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card information and shipping address, as well as any other information requested.

Your receipt of an electronic form or other form of order confirmation does not signify our acceptance of your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of our offer to sell. Your submission of an order to us shall be deemed to constitute an offer to purchase, which shall remain open for a reasonable time, unless we agree otherwise, and will be deemed to be accepted by us only upon shipment of the Wares and Services. Habitat, in its sole discretion, reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order, without prior notice to you, to supply less than the quantity you ordered of any item. Habitat, in its sole discretion, reserves the right at any time after receipt of your order, to accept or decline your order for any reason.

You acknowledge and agree that the price of the Wares and Services is subject to change without notice and that the Wares and Services are subject to availability. The sale of the Wares and Services is void where prohibited by law. Habitat, in its sole discretion, shall have the right, at any time after receipt of your order, to decline your order for any reason. In the event that the Wares and Services are listed at an incorrect price, due to a typographical error or an error in pricing information, Habitat, in its sole discretion, shall have the right at any time after receipt of your order, to decline your order.

The Web site may allow you to purchase many different types of products and services online that are provided by third parties (the Third-Party Merchandise). Habitat is not responsible for the legality, quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of any Third-Party Merchandise. If you make a purchase from a third-party web hosted by the Web site or linked from the Web site, the information obtained during your visit to any third-party web site and the information that you give, such as your credit card number and contact information, is collected by the third-party web site and not by Habitat.

You release Habitat and its officers, directors, employees, agents and their respective successors and assigns from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against them, arising from your purchase or use of the Wares and Services or Third-Party Merchandise made available on the Web site or by third-party web sites through the Web site.

Registration

To use certain features of the Web site, you may be asked to register with the Web site. You agree (i) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by any registration form; and (ii) to maintain and promptly update the information you provide to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If Habitat has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Habitat has the right to suspend or terminate your access to and use of the Web site (or any portion thereof). Habitat's use of any personally identifying information you provide as part of the registration process is governed by the terms of Habitat's Privacy Policy.

Termination

Habitat may at any time, without notice, in its sole discretion and without cause, terminate your right to access or use the Web site, (or any portion thereof). Habitat may also terminate your right to access and use the Web site, or any part of the Web site, if you breach any term or condition of this Agreement.

Trademarks

HABITAT, QB HABITAT RESOURCES INC., LUSH PLUSH and DESOMA GROUP are official marks or trademarks of QB Habitat Resources Inc. Other names, words, titles, phrases, logos, designs, graphics, icons and trademarks displayed on the Web site may constitute registered or unregistered trademarks of Habitat or third parties. While certain trademarks of third parties may be used by Habitat under license, the display of third-party trademarks on the Web site should not be taken to imply any relationship or license between Habitat and the owner of said trademark or to imply that Habitat endorses the wares, services or business of the owner of said trademark. Nothing contained on the Web site should be construed as granting you any license or right to use any trademark logo or design of Habitat or any third party, without the written permission of Habitat or the respective owner of any third-party trademark.

No Advice

The information contained on the Web site is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal, accounting, tax, investment, financial, medical or other advice to you, and you should not rely upon the information to provide any such advice.

Submissions

The Web site may provide features that allow you to post messages and content, to interact with Habitat and other users and to upload files, documents or other materials (collectively, Submissions). When using any of the features of the Web site which allow you to post, upload or make Submissions, it is a condition of your use of the Web site that you observe the rules of netiquette and that you do not: (i) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Web site, interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper workings of the site or do anything which in the sole discretion of Habitat imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Habitat website infrastructure; (ii) post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including, without limitation, any Submission constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, provincial, national or international law or regulation; (iii) post or transmit any Submission, including, without limitation, articles, images, stories, software or other material, which violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or which is protected by any intellectual property rights, including, without limitation, copyright, patent, trade secret, trademark or other proprietary rights herein, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or rights holder; (iv) post or transmit any Submission that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, could be harmful to minors, harasses or advocates harassment of another person, provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, provides instructional information about illegal activities, including, without limitation, the making or buying of illegal weapons; (v) post or submit any Submission which solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; (vi) post or transmit any Submission which contains a virus or other harmful component, or provides or creates computer viruses; (vii) post or transmit junk mail, chain letters, unsolicited mass mailing or spam; or (viii) use the Web site for commercial purposes, including, without limitation, posting, uploading or transmitting any Submissions which contain advertising or which engage in commercial activities and/or sales, or which involve contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and/or pyramid schemes.

By posting or uploading Submissions to the Web site, you grant Habitat a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide license to: (i) use, reproduce, store, adapt, translate, modify, make derivative works from, transmit, distribute, publicly perform or display such Submissions for any purpose; and (ii) to sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights. In addition to the grant of the above license, you hereby (i) agree to waive all moral rights in any Submission in favour of Habitat; (ii) consent to your name, address and e-mail appearing as the contributor of any Submission, where applicable, and to the disclosure and/or display of such information and any other information which appears in or is associated with a Submission; (iii) acknowledge and agree that Habitat is not responsible for any loss, damage, or corruption that may occur to your Submissions; and (iv) acknowledge and agree that any Submissions you provide for display on the Web site will be considered non-confidential.

Habitat may review Submissions before they are posted. Habitat may refuse to post any Submission to the Web site. Habitat reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit or remove any Submission, whether or not the Submission is in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable. You acknowledge and agree that Habitat may, in its sole discretion, monitor the Web site periodically and disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or other governmental or Court request, to operate the Web site properly or to protect itself or other users of the Web site. Any such disclosure shall be in accordance with Habitat's Privacy Policy.

Habitat is not responsible for the content of any Submission. Submissions represent the views and opinions of the person(s) posting the Submission and do not represent the views or opinions of Habitat.

While Habitat is under no obligation to investigate any complaint regarding any Submission, it may, in its sole discretion, investigate complaints and take any actions it deems appropriate in the circumstances, including, without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Web site and terminating the submitting party's right to access and use the Web site (or any portion thereof).

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement

It is the policy of Habitat to respond to claims of intellectual property infringement. Habitat will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take any actions, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate. Notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to info@thehabitat.ca

To be effective, the notification of infringement must be a written communication that includes the following:
  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  • A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law and;
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Passwords

To use certain features of the Web site, you may also need a username and password, which you will receive through the Website registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to notify Habitat immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Habitat cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from Habitat'S failure or your failure to protect your password or account information.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The Web site (excluding linked Web sites) is controlled by Habitat from its offices within the Province of British Columbia, Canada. By accessing or using the Web site, you agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, the Web site and/or the Content shall be governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia and the laws of Canada, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof. You agree and hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal Court of Canada and/or the courts of the Province of British Columbia with respect to such matters. You agree that the provisions of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply.