1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Biko Method Inc. (“Biko Institute”) provides certain Services (as defined below) to you when you visit our website (“Website”), and access to, and use of this Website and the Services are provided to you subject to your acceptance of and compliance with the following terms and conditions (“Terms”).
By indicating your acceptance below, you acknowledge that you have read, accepted, and agreed to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you will not be able to use this Website.
In addition, when using the Services, you will be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such Services which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms. Biko Institute reserves the right to change these Terms at any time without prior notice and your continued access or use of this Website or the Services after such changes indicates your acceptance of the Terms as modified. It is your responsibility to review these Terms regularly. These Terms were last updated on August 15th, 2020.
If you do not agree with one or more of these Terms, do not access or use this Website or the Services.
2. REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
To use certain areas of this Website, you must first complete the registration process to create an account (“Account”) and select and register a unique username and password (collectively, “Credentials”). Your Account and Credentials are specific to you and may not be shared with or transferred to any other person. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Credentials and you will be held responsible for any harm caused by disclosing or resulting from any unauthorized use of your Credentials. You will not permit any other person to use your Account or Credentials, and you will immediately notify Biko Institute if you know or suspect that your Account or Credentials have been used by any other person.
During the registration process, you will provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form (such information being the “Registration Data”). You will also maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or complete, or Biko Institute has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or complete, Biko Institute has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof) by you. Individuals under 18 years of age cannot register on any portion of this Website.
Biko Institute may act upon any communication that is given through your Account or by using your Credentials. Biko Institute is not required to verify the actual identity or authority of a person using your Account or Credentials, but Biko Institute may in its discretion at any time require verification of the identity of a person seeking to access your Account and may deny access to and use of your Account if Biko Institute is not satisfied with the verification. If Biko Institute, in its discretion, considers your Account or Credentials to be unsecure or to have been used inappropriately, then Biko Institute may immediately cancel the Account or Credentials without any notice to you. You may be required to change your Credentials from time to time.
3. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
Biko Institute provides a platform to connect Clients to Biko Institute services, and access to Biko Institute content and purchase resources through it's online ecommerce platform (collectively, our “Services”). The provision of the Services is subject to these Terms, the Services subscription or other terms you accepted when purchasing the Services.
5. USE OF THE WEBSITE
Biko Institute authorizes you to view, download and print a single copy of materials and content provided on this Website for your personal use only and only in connection with your registering with Biko Institute or using the Services. You may not remove any trademark, copyright or other proprietary notices from such copy nor modify the material or content in any way. Except as otherwise set out in these Terms, any copying or reproduction of this Website’s materials or content, in whole or in part, for commercial purposes or distribution, re-transmission, republication, modification, reverse engineering, sale or other exploitation of this Website or this Website materials or content without the prior written permission of Biko Institute is strictly prohibited. Biko Institute reserves the right to take such steps as it deems necessary, including legal action, to restrain such unauthorized and prohibited activity and Biko Institute reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to any part of this Website or the Services immediately, without prior notice, at its sole discretion. You are solely and fully responsible for all consequences, however remote, resulting from your use of this Website or the Services.
6. TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHT
Biko Institute, this Website domain and other trade names or trademarks of Biko Method Inc., and related words and logos are trademarks or trade names of Biko Institute in Canada and other jurisdictions. Biko Institute is also the owner in Canada as well as other foreign jurisdictions of additional trademarks, registered and unregistered. Nothing in these Terms or on this Website will be construed as granting or conferring, either expressly, by implication, by estoppel or otherwise, a licence or other right to you to use any such marks or names or any other intellectual property right of Biko Institute. The names of other companies, products and services referred to on this Website may be trademarks or trade names of their respective owners. Any unauthorized use of the trademarks or trade names of Biko Institute or of third parties is strictly prohibited.
The materials provided on this Website including, without limitation, all portions of this Website, content, site design, text, graphics and the selection and arrangement thereof, are protected by copyright. All rights reserved. Title to the Biko Institute materials remains with Biko Institute and any unauthorized use of such materials is strictly prohibited. Biko Institute reserves the right to take such steps as it deems necessary, including legal action, to enforce its rights under trademark and copyright law.
7. USER GENERATED CONTENT
Portions of this Website allow users to post and exchange information, ideas and opinions (“User Content”), but Biko Institute does not screen, edit or review any User Content before they are posted or transmitted. Please note that posted or transmitted User Content do not necessarily reflect the views of Biko Institute, and Biko Institute disclaims all responsibility for any such User Content and for any losses or expenses resulting from their use or appearance on this Website.
We value your visit to this Website and welcome any questions, comments or feedback you might have about this Website, these Terms or any of the products or services offered by Biko Institute (“Feedback”). Please refer to the Contact section of this Website for phone and fax numbers and email addresses.
If you provide User Content or Feedback, you grant Biko Institute a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable right to use and commercialize the feedback in any way and for any purpose without providing any compensation to you or any other person. You also grant Biko Institute the right to use the name you submit with the User Content or Feedback, if any, in connection with Biko Institute’ rights hereunder.
Hyperlinks on this Website are provided for your convenience only. These links do not imply an endorsement of any linked sites or an affiliation with their owners or operators. Biko Institute has no control over the content of any linked site. This content is the sole responsibility of the owner or operator of the linked site.
9. ACCEPTABLE USE AND RESTRICTIONS
In addition to complying with these Terms, you agree to use this Website, the Services and materials on this Website for lawful purposes only and in a manner consistent with local, national or international laws and regulations. Some jurisdictions may have restrictions on the use of the Internet by their residents.
Potential users of this Website or the Services, in any jurisdiction of the world whose laws would: (i) void these Terms in whole or in any essential part (the essential parts being at least, but not only, the provisions relating to governing law, and limitation of liability); or (ii) render accessing this Website illegal, are unauthorized to use this Website.
You agree not to use the Services or this Website in any manner that: (i) infringes, violates or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of any third party; or (ii) may be considered defamatory, discriminatory or otherwise malicious or harmful to any person or entity.
You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Biko Institute from and against any and all losses, damages, costs, expenses (including legal fees), claims, complaints, demands, actions, suits, proceedings, obligations and liabilities (including settlement payments) arising from, connected with or relating to your use of this Website, its content or materials, or the Services, User Content or Feedback, or your negligence, misconduct, or breach of these Terms. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Biko Institute retains the right to participate in the defense of and settlement negotiations relating to any third party claim, complaint, demand, action, suit or proceeding with counsel of its own selection at its cost and expense.
You understand and agree that:
(a) Use of this Website and the Services is at your sole risk. This Website and the Services are provided on an “as is”, “as available” basis. Neither Biko Institute, nor any of its respective employees, agents, officers, directors or third party service providers (collectively, “Biko Institute Parties”) make any warranty or condition of any kind, whether express or implied, regarding this Website or the Services, and Biko Institute Parties specifically disclaim the implied warranties and conditions of merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of third party rights, to the maximum extent permitted by law.
(b) Biko Institute Parties make no warranties or conditions regarding the quality, reliability, timeliness or security of the Services or that the Services will be uninterrupted or error-free. Biko Institute Parties assume no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store or access, or to store or access properly, email messages and electronic files. You assume the entire risk in downloading or otherwise accessing any data, files or other materials obtained from third parties as part of the Services, even if you have paid for virus protection services.
(c) The access to and downloading of material from this Website is done at your own risk. Biko Institute makes reasonable efforts to ensure that this Website is virus-free, but Biko Institute does not at any time guarantee or warrant that such materials are free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing safeguards to protect your computer system and data and you are responsible for the entire cost of any service, repairs or corrections necessary as a result of the use of this Website or the Services.
12. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL BIKO INSTITUTE PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOSSES OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF INCOME, LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF DATA OR BUSINESS INFORMATION, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES OR OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS, THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES. BIKO INSTITUTE PARTIES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACTUAL OR ALLEGED INFRINGEMENT BY ANY THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES. IN NO EVENT WILL THE CUMULATIVE LIABILITY OF BIKO INSTITUTE PARTIES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU IN THE ONE MONTH IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO ANY CLAIM. TO THE EXTENT THAT SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS ON SOME CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY APPLY REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSES, CIRCUMSTANCES OR FORM OF ACTION GIVING RISE TO THE LOSS, DAMAGE, CLAIM OR LIABILITY, EVEN IF SUCH LOSS, DAMAGE, CLAIM OR LIABILITY IS BASED UPON BREACH OF CONTRACT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, A CLAIM OF FUNDAMENTAL BREACH OR BREACH OF A FUNDAMENTAL TERM), TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, AND EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE LOSS, DAMAGE, DELAY, CLAIM OR LIABILITY.
You acknowledge and agree that these Terms present a fair allocation of risk and liability, and that this Section 12 is an essential part of the bargain between the Parties, a controlling factor in setting any fees or other charges, and an inducement to the Parties to enter into these Terms.
The relationship between Biko Institute and you will be that of independent contractors, and neither of us nor any of our respective officers, agents or employees will be held or construed to be partners, joint ventures, fiduciaries, employees or agents of the other as a result of these Terms or this Website.
These Terms and the subject matter of these Terms and all related matters will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada and the federal laws of Canada applicable in Ontario. Subject to the following paragraph, you submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario.
These Terms have been drawn up in the English language at the express request of the parties. Les présentes modalités ont été rédigées en anglais à la demande expresse des parties.
14. CONTACT US
We value your visit to this Website and welcome any questions or comments you might have about this Website, these Terms, or any of the products or services offered by Biko Institute. Please refer to the Contact section of this Website for phone, email addresses and other ways to contact us.