Site TERMS OF USE Statement


WEBSITE CONTENT

SPARKBC TECHNICAL TRAINING's website includes the SPARKBC.CA  domain.

Your access to and use of our Site are governed by these Terms of Use.

We reserve the right to amend our Terms of Use and Privacy Statement at any time without notice.  We will post updates to our website.  You are responsible for checking on the current terms and any changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.


WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

Agreement between user and SPARKBC

The Site is provided to you on the condition of your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein.  Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

NO OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

All material provided on our site is intended for informational purposes only.  It should not be used to replace official documents unless otherwise clearly stated on the site.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Site may contain links to other Sites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of SPARKBC and SPARKBC is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. SPARKBC is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. SPARKBC is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by SPARKBC of the site or any association with its operators.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or otherwise prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices.  Mining, framing, scraping, extraction or other collection or collation of the content of the website in any form and by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited.

You may only use or reproduce the content on the Site for your own personal and non-commercial use, or for business strictly related to Creative BC’s purpose for posting the information on the site.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The Site may include, or have links to, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a particular interest or industry group (collectively, "Communication Services").  You accept all responsibility related to your use of Communication Services.  You accept that Communications Services are not necessarily secure, can be accessed by others, and consent to the disclosure of information, including personal information, you provide through the use of any Communication Services.

You agree to use such Communication Services only in accordance with the law and in a proper manner as intended by the particular Communication Service.  By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

You further agree that you will not upload, post or otherwise make available on the Site any material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other intellectual property or proprietary right, without express permission of the owner of such right and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by any such rights rests with you.

SPARKBC has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, SPARKBC reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. SPARKBC reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

SPARKBC reserves the right at all times to disclose any information it reasonably determines will satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in SPARKBC'S sole discretion.

SPARKBC does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, SPARKBC specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service.  Managers and hosts of Communications Services are not necessarily authorized Creative BC spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of SPARKBC.  Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself.  Children should not be using any Communication Service.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to additional posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO SPARKBC OR POSTED AT ANY CREATIVE BC SITE

SPARKBC does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to SPARKBC (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Site or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submissions in any way, you are granting SPARKBC, its affiliated agencies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the activities and mandate of SPARKBC including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submissions; and to publish your name and the names of any other individuals you provide us in connection with your Submission.

SPARKBC is a public body in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA).  All information you provide to SPARKBC, including information you provide through the website or post on the site, including Communications Services, may be subject to access and disclosure in accordance with FOIPPA.  Our Privacy Statement applies in respect of our website.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use or other publication of your Submission, or other information as provided herein.  SPARKBC is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in SPARKBC's sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

SPARKBC, its affiliated agencies, its agents and contractors make no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of information, software, matters, or services on the Site for any purpose.  The information, software, matters, and services included in or available through the Site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the website and may be made at any time.

This Site, content and all related services, including communications services and submissions, are provided on an “as is”, “as available” basis, without warranty of any kind. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, SPARKBC and all related entities and agencies specifically disclaim any and all warranties, representations or conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including implied warranties, representations and conditions of non-infringement, availability, security, fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability. The entire risk arising out of use of the Site, services and any content is with you, the user.

Without limiting the foregoing, SPARKBC makes no representations or warranties that 1) the Site or the Services, or anything obtained or derived from use of the services (including the results of any funding, projects or agreements) will meet the user’s or any other requirements; 2) the content that may be obtained from use of the site or the services will be accurate, current, complete, useful, or reliable; 3) the services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, or that the services will be available at any particular time or at all.

SPARKBC will not be liable for any failure to perform any obligations under these terms, delay, or failure or interruptions of the Site, services or content due to any circumstances whatsoever, including any circumstances beyond their control(including failure of communications systems, problems inherent in the use of the internet resulting in delays or unavailability, war, strikes, labour disturbances, riots, embargoes, natural disaster, fire, accidents, services outages resulting from equipment and/or software failure and/or telecommunications failures, power failures, network failures, failures of third party service providers (including providers of internet services and telecommunications), civil disturbances and acts of God.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, SPARKBC will not be liable, whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive or special damages (including damages for loss of profits, business interruptions, goodwill, use or data or for other intangible losses) whatsoever, including those arising out of or in any way connected with: 1) access to or use of or inability to access or use, or reliance in any manner on, the services or any of the content or any results that may be obtained from or collaboration or other agreements entered into as a result of use of the website, 2) unauthorized access to, disclosure of or alteration of content; 3) acts of any third party accessing or using the website or the content; or 4) any other matter relating to the website, the content or any services; even if SPARKBC has been advised of the possibility of any such damages.

Any claim or cause of action in relation to the website must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred, regardless of any law to the contrary. Any such claim or cause of action must be brought exclusively in a court in the Province of British Columbia and the laws of the province of British Columbia and Canada shall apply.

All of the above disclaimers and limitations of liability are made notwithstanding any other provision contained herein. In the event any of the provisions, or portion thereof, herein are determined by a court to be inapplicable or invalid, only the inapplicable or invalid provision or portion thereof, will be struck with the remainder enforceable.

If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Site, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.

If you have a complaint or concern, contact: INFO@SPARKBC.CA 

INDEMNITY

In accessing or using this site, or any of its content, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Creative BC (and each of its officers, employees, contractors, licensors, suppliers and agents) from any damages, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including legal fees and expenses) suffered by any of the foregoing that arise out of or are related to: a) any violation or breach of these terms, including any improper or unauthorized access or use of the site, services or content; b) any of your acts or omissions in relation to the site, services or content; c) any infringement of any intellectual property rights (including copyright infringement) by you; d) any breach of applicable law; e) any dealings between you and any other user of the services, or between you and any other third parties, including third parties whose websites are linked to the site.

TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

SPARKBC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

GENERAL

These Terms of Use, including the Privacy Statement, constitute the entire agreement between you and SPARKBC with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter.

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Vancouver, British Columbia, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Creative BC as a result of this agreement or use of the Site.  Nothing contained in this agreement derogates from SPARKBC's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by Creative BC with respect to such use.

If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision, or portion thereof, will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.

It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES:

Copyright © All contents of the Site are: Copyright as per the current year marked at the bottom of every SPARKBC.CA website page, SPARKBC, all rights reserved and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Notifications of claimed copyright infringement under Canadian copyright law should be sent to INFO@SPARKBC.CA