Terms of Service
Last revised: 5 May 2010
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Dragon Business Network ("DBN") provides its service to you subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS").
These terms may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you.
You can review the most current version of the TOS at any time at: http://www.dragonbn.com/home/terms.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
DBN provides users with various networking tools including a Member Profile, message boards, forums and Member communication facilities.
You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that DBN assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery
or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.
YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person
barred from receiving services under the laws of Canada or other applicable jurisdictions. You also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate,
current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (such information being the "Registration Data")
and (b) 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 incomplete, or DBN has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue,
inaccurate, not current or incomplete, DBN 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).
MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY
During registration you will select a password. Upon successful registration for the Service, you will receive an account.
You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account including your password,
and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account, including your password. You agree to (a) immediately notify DBN
of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) exit from your account at the end of each session.
DBN will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply.
You understand that all materials, including without limitation, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video,
and email messages or other kinds of messages ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person
from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not DBN, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit,
or otherwise make available via the Service. DBN does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy,
integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.
Under no circumstances will DBN be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content,
or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of or reliance upon any Content posted, emailed, transmitted,
or otherwise made available via the Service.
You agree that you will not use the Service to:
-upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any Content that is harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, torturous, defamatory, vulgar,
obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or generally unlawful;
-harm minors in any way;
-impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a DBN official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent
your affiliation with a person or entity;
-forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
-upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual
or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and -confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships
or under nondisclosure agreements);
-upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright
or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;
-upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam,"
"chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of illegal solicitation.
You may, however, make legally compliant solicitations in those areas (such as shopping rooms) that are designated for such purpose;
-upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files
or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
-disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner
that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges;
-interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of
networks connected to the Service;
-collect or provide funds, directly or indirectly, in order to carry out terrorist crimes, contribute to or facilitate the activities of a terrorist group,
or instruct anyone to carry out a terrorist activity, including doing any of the foregoing in relation to a listed entity under s.83.05 of Part II.1 of the
-"stalk" or otherwise harass another; or
-collect or store personal data about other users without their express consent or in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth above
You acknowledge that DBN does not pre-screen Content, but that DBN and its designees have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse
or move any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, DBN and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that
violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any
reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by DBN
or submitted to DBN that is available on any part of the Service.
You acknowledge and expressly consent to DBN accessing, preserving, and disclosing your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in the
good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the TOS;
(c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service;
or (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of DBN, its users and the public.
SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content.
Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from Canada or the country in which you reside.
CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE
With respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt,
publicly perform, and publicly display such Content on the Service.
With respect to photos, graphics, audio, or video you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, the license to use,
distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Service solely for the purpose for which such Content was
submitted or made available.
With respect to Content other than photos, graphics, audio or video you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service,
the perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly
display such Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed.
You irrevocably waive any moral rights or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity in the Content you submit.
"Publicly accessible" areas of the Service are those areas of the DBN network of properties that are intended by DBN to be available to the general public.
By way of example, publicly accessible areas of the Service would include Message Boards, Forums and Profiles that are open to both members and visitors.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO DBN
By submitting ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals ("Contributions") to DBN through its suggestion or feedback webpages, you acknowledge and agree that:
(a) your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information; (b) DBN is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied,
with respect to the Contributions; (c) DBN shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any way,
in any media worldwide; (d) DBN may have something similar to the Contributions already under consideration or in development;
(e) your Contributions automatically become the property of DBN without any obligation of DBN to you; and (f) you are not entitled to any compensation
or reimbursement of any kind from DBN under any circumstances.
You agree to indemnify and hold DBN and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, co-branders, partners and licensors harmless from any claim
or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or make available through
the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.
NO RESALE OF SERVICE
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service,
or access to the Service.
GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE
You acknowledge that DBN may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum number of days
that email messages, message board postings or other uploaded Content will be retained by the Service, the maximum number of email messages that may be sent
from or received by an account on the Service, the maximum size of any email message that may be sent from or received by an account on the Service, the
maximum disk space that will be allotted on DBN's servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may
access the Service in a given period of time. You agree that DBN has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and
other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that DBN reserves the right to log off accounts that are
inactive for a certain period of time as determined by DBN. You further acknowledge that DBN reserves the right to change these general practices and limits
at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
DBN reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice.
You agree that DBN will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
TERMINATION AND RECYCLING OF ACCOUNTS
You agree that DBN, in its sole discretion, may terminate your account or any part thereof, including any associated email address or your use of the Service,
and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, (a) lack of use, (b) if DBN believes that you have
violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (c) requests by law enforcement or
other government agencies, (d) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (e) discontinuance or material modification to the Service
(or any part thereof), (f) unexpected technical or security issues or problems, (g) in compliance with legal process; (h) if you have or we believe
you have engaged in illegal activities, including without limitation, fraud, and/or (i) nonpayment of any fees owed by you in connection with the Services.
DBN may also, in its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You acknowledge and
agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice and that DBN may immediately
deactivate or delete your account and all related Content (including without limitation email messages and photos)) associated with or stored in your account
and/or bar any further access to such Content or the Service. Further, you agree that DBN is not liable to you or any third-party for termination of your
account (including any associated email address), or termination of your access to the Service.
DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and
delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR CONDITIONS associated with such dealings, are solely between
you and such advertiser. You agree that DBN is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of such dealings or as
a result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.
The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because DBN has no control over such sites
and resources, you acknowledge and agree that DBN is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse
and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.
You further acknowledge and agree that DBN is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be
caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
DBN PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service ("Software") contain proprietary and
confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content
contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks,
service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by DBN or advertisers, you agree not to modify,
rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part. You agree not to access
the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by DBN for use in accessing the Service.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, AND CONDITIONS
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. DBN AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES,
OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CO-BRANDERS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND,
WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
DBN AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CO-BRANDERS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SERVICE WILL
MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE
OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY
YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY
RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM DBN OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY
STATED IN THE TOS.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT DBN AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CO-BRANDERS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES
FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF DBN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM:
(i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION,
OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION
OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR
INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 18 AND 19 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this TOS, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail. The Service may also provide notices of changes to the TOS or other matters by displaying
notices or links to notices to you on the Service.
COPYRIGHT OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT
DBN respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. DBN may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion,
disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers.
Entire Agreement. The TOS constitute the entire agreement between you and DBN and govern your use of the Service.
Choice of Law and Forum. The TOS and the relationship between you and DBN shall be governed by the laws of the province of British Columbia and Canada without
regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and DBN agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the province of
British Columbia, Canada.
Waiver and Severability of Terms. The failure of DBN to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or
provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should
endeavour to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect.
No Right of Survivorship and Non-Transferability. You agree that your DBN account is non-transferable and any rights to your DBN I.D. or Content within
your account terminate upon your death. Upon receipt of a copy of a death certificate, your account may be terminated and all Content permanently deleted.
Statute of Limitations. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of
the Service or related to the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
Further Assurances. You agree to use reasonable efforts to do, make, execute, deliver, or cause to be done, made, executed, or delivered, all such further
acts, documents, and things as DBN may reasonably require from time to time for the purpose of giving effect to these TOS, including regularly reviewing
the TOS and updating your registration information.
Language. The parties hereto have agreed that this Agreement and any of its accessories, including notice, be written in the English language.
The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.