Your Agreement to Terms of Use

This website is operated by the Procurement Law Office Professional Corporation and the Procurement Advisory Office Incorporated (collectively the “Procurement Office”). By accessing, reading and making use of this website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below, and represent that you understand and agree to those terms and conditions. If you do not agree to be bound by and to comply with the terms and conditions below, you are not permitted to access or use this website.

The Procurement Office reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify these terms and conditions at any time without any notice to you. We recommend that you review the Terms regularly. By accessing or using this website after any such modifications, you agree to be bound by, and comply with, the terms and conditions posted at that time. If any modification is unacceptable to you, you should cease accessing and using this website.

No Lawyer-Client Relationship

Your access to or use of this website does not create a lawyer-client, solicitor-client, or other professional-client relationship or a fiduciary relationship. If you contact Procurement Office lawyers or other personnel by way of email or otherwise via this website, or by any means through contact information obtained from any source, whether directly or indirectly, the receipt of any such communications by Procurement Office lawyers or personnel does not create a lawyer-client, solicitor-client, or other professional-client relationship or a fiduciary relationship.

No Legal Advice

Nothing in the content of this website, in whole or in part, constitutes legal or other professional advice, and it should not be relied upon for any purpose. If you require legal advice, you should seek it directly from a lawyer who is aware of your specific circumstances, and should confirm the existence and nature of your retainer with that lawyer before relying on any such advice.

Communications Not Confidential

The Procurement Office does not guarantee the confidentiality of any communications made by you via email or otherwise through this website. If you wish to provide information of a confidential or sensitive nature to Procurement Office personnel, please contact one of our lawyers directly by telephone.

No Warranty

The content on this website is provided solely for informational purposes, and the Procurement Office does not warrant its accuracy, reliability, completeness, or currency, non-infringement, or fitness for any purpose. While the Procurement Office makes best efforts to ensure that content is current as of the date of initial publication, information may cease to be accurate due to the passage of time, amendments to legislation, jurisprudential developments, or other changes in law. The Procurement Office does not warrant that the operation of the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects or errors will be corrected, or that the website will be free from viruses, malware, worms or other harmful components. The Procurement Office expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law. Access to and use of this website or its content are at your own risk.

Permitted Uses

You may access and use this website and its content only in accordance with all applicable laws and the terms set out below. Subject to those terms, the Procurement Office grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable licence to access and use this website and its content only to display and save on your own computer, to download, and to print in single copy for your own use, provided that the content is not modified (“Permitted Uses”). By accessing or using this website or its content, or by displaying, saving, downloading or printing a copy of any content, you do not acquire any other right or licence to this website or the content.

Links

Where you provide a link to this website from another website, the Procurement Office reserves the right to require you to disable such link. This website may, for convenience, provide links to websites of other parties. The content in any website to which this website provides a link is not provided by or under the control of the Procurement Office, and if you choose to access any such website, you do so entirely at your own risk. Neither the Procurement Office nor any Procurement Office personnel endorses or republishes any content contained on any website that links to, or may be linked from, this website or provides any representation, warranty or guarantee regarding the quality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, timeliness, non-infringement, or fitness for any purpose of any such website or the content thereon.

Prohibited Activities

You may not access this website or use this website or its content in any way or for any purpose that is unlawful. Without the prior written consent of Procurement Office, you may not access this website or use this website or its content for any purpose that is outside the scope of the Permitted Uses, or that violates the rights of Procurement Office, any Procurement Office Personnel or any other person.

Copyright of the Procurement Office

All content on this website, including but not limited to blog posts, articles, commentary, checklists, text, logos, images, photographs, trademarks, and videos are protected by copyright and trademark and are the property of the Procurement Office. Except as granted under Permitted Uses, any use of this content, including modification, transmission, presentation, distribution, re-publication, or other exploitation of the website or of its content, whether in whole or in part, is prohibited without the express prior written consent of the Procurement Office

Specific Trademarks of the Procurement Office

Procurement Law Office, RAPID Action Plan, Snapshot Review, Field Study and RADAR Report, Precision Drafting, Procurement SWAT Team, SWAT Team Transactional Training, SWAT Team Jumpstart, Template Overhaul and Template Retrofit are trademarks of the Procurement Law Office. The Procurement Office, Procurement Advisory Office, Procurement Training Office, Orbidder, and OrbidderMetrics are trademarks of Procurement Advisory Office Incorporated. All rights reserved.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will the Procurement Office or its lawyers or personnel be liable for damages of any kind including, without limitation, any direct, special, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages including, without limitation, any loss or damages in the nature of or relating to lost business, lost savings, lost data and/or lost profits arising from your use of, reliance upon, or inability to use our website or its content, regardless of the cause and whether arising in contract (including fundamental breach), tort (including negligence), or otherwise. The foregoing limitation shall apply even if any of the Procurement Office or its lawyers or personnel knew of or ought to have known of the possibility of such damages.

Release and Indemnity

In accessing or using this site or any of its content, you agree to release each of the Procurement Office and its lawyers or personnel from any and all liability and/or damages (including any direct, indirect, special, exemplary or consequential damages, including lost profits) whatsoever or arising from your use of our website or its content and you agree that your sole remedy for any claim, loss, damage, costs or expenses is to cease using our website. You will indemnify and hold each of the Procurement Office and its lawyers or personnel from and against any claims, losses, judgments, damages, costs and expenses (including without limitation, reasonable legal fees) incurred by any of them due to or resulting from your use of our website or its content. You will also indemnify and hold the Procurement Office and its lawyers or personnel harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of our website or its content.

Entire Agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between the Procurement Office and you pertaining to this subject matter and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and Procurement Office with respect to this website or this content. Any failure by Procurement Office to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of the terms and conditions will not be construed as a waiver of any provisions or right. If any of the provisions contained in the terms and conditions are determined to be void, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall not affect the remaining provisions or the affected provision in a jurisdiction outside the jurisdiction of such court.

Governed by the Law of Ontario

These terms and conditions and the use of this website shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada, notwithstanding any conflicts of laws principles, your domicile, residency or physical location, or the location of the Procurement Office or any Procurement Office personnel with whom you may communicate or deal. You agree and hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario with respect to all matters relating to your access to and use of this website. You hereby consent and submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario and the Federal Court of Canada in any such action or proceeding and agree not to commence any action or proceeding except in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This website and its content are intended for use only in jurisdictions where they may lawfully be provided for use.