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Website terms of use and privacy policy

Website terms of use

Version is in effect since January 21, 2010

CENTRIS® A DIVISION OF THE GREATER MONTREAL REAL ESTATE BOARD (A MEMBER OF THE QUEBEC FEDERATION OF REAL ESTATE BOARDS (REFERRED TO AS "CENTRIS") WELCOMES YOU TO ITS WEBSITE centris.ca (the "Website"). YOU MUST CAREFULLY READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE PROCEEDING SINCE YOUR ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE IS SUBJECT TO THIS AGREEMENT.

Your Acceptance of this Agreement

This is an Agreement between you and Centris regarding your access to and use of the Website and all content, information, products and services available on or through the Website. Each time you use the Website you signify your acceptance and agreement to be bound by this Agreement as it then reads, and you represent and warrant that you have the legal authority to agree to and accept this Agreement on behalf of yourself and any person you purport to represent. If you do not agree with each provision of this Agreement, you should not access or use this Website.

Ownership and Copyright

You acknowledge that any and all material, information in text, graphical, video and audio forms, images, reports, articles, publications, data, databases, charts, graphics, photographs, illustrations, maps, interfaces, web pages, text, files, software, product names, company names, trade-marks, logos and trade names contained on this Website (collectively, the "Content") including the manner in which the Content is presented or appears and all information relating thereto, are the property of Centris or its respective owners, as the case may be and, are protected under Canadian and international copyright, trade-mark and other applicable laws. You do not acquire ownership rights or any implied right to any Content obtained through this Website and the posting of information or materials on the Website does not constitute a waiver of any rights in such information, materials and Content. Some of the material posted on the Website such as articles and other documents express the views of their respective authors, which may not be the views of Centris, its employees, directors, officers or partners.

Permitted Uses

Centris hereby grants you a personal, limited, revocable, non-transferable and non-exclusive license to access, read and download the Content located in the publicly-accessible portions of the Website for personal, non-commercial and not-for-profit use only. The Website is made available to you for your lawful, personal use only. You may print Website pages and create your own database of interested listings for your personal, non-commercial use only provided that you do not modify any of the pages and you do not remove or alter any visible or non-visible identification, marks, notices, or disclaimers. Other than as specifically described above, the Website and its Content may not be copied, imitated, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, modified, indexed, catalogued, merged with other data, mirrored or distributed in any way, in whole or in part, without the express prior written consent of Centris.

Centris may employ the use of third party applications on the Website. Your use of these third party applications is subject to their respective Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and other policies.

Prohibited Uses

You may not, nor may you allow others to, directly or indirectly: (i) remove from any copy of the Content, the copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the Content; (ii) sell, modify or attempt to modify the Content in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use any Content for any public, commercial or non-personal purpose, including without limitation use of the Content on any other website; (iii) use this Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, impair, interfere with the security of, negatively affect the functioning of, or otherwise abuse, this Website or any services, system resources, accounts, servers, networks, affiliated or linked sites, connected to or accessible through this Website; or (iv) disrupt or interfere with any other person’s use or enjoyment of this Website or affiliated or linked sites, or any services thereof. You may also not use any of the software that is used in the operation or provision of the Website except while you are using the Website in accordance with this Agreement.

In addition, you agree that you are solely responsible for actions and communications undertaken or transmitted in the course of your usage of this Website, and that you will comply with all laws that apply or may apply to use of or activities on this Website or in respect of the Content. Centris will investigate occurrences which may involve violations of such laws and may involve, and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.

Changes to the Agreement

Centris reserves the right, from time to time, in its sole discretion, to change, supplement or amend any part of this Agreement as it relates to your future use of the Website, for any reason, and without any prior notice or liability to you or any other person. The latest Agreement will be posted on this Website, and you are responsible for periodically reviewing the Agreement prior to using the Website. If any term, condition or any change thereto is not acceptable to you, you must discontinue your use of this Website immediately. Access to this Website or use of this Website after any amendments have been posted shall constitute your acceptance of the amended terms and conditions. You may not change this Agreement in any manner.

No Linking, Framing, Mirroring, Scraping or Data-Mining

Links to this Website without the express written permission of Centris are strictly prohibited. To request permission to link to the home page of the Website, please send an e-mail to centris@centris.ca. Centris may in its discretion cancel and revoke any permission it may give to link to the home page of the Website at any time and without any notice or liability.

The framing, mirroring, scraping or data-mining of this Website or any of its Content in any form and by any means is also strictly prohibited.

Communication Using the Website

This Website may provide features that allow you to post messages and content, to interact with other users through a forum, board services, chat areas, new groups and to upload files, documents or other materials. When using any of the features of the Website which allow you to post, upload or make submissions, it is a condition of your use of this Website that you agree not to:

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. delete or revise any content posted by any other person or entity;
  4. post or submit any submission which solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
  5. post or transmit any submission which contains a virus or other harmful component, or provides or creates computer viruses;
  6. post or transmit junk mail, chain letters, unsolicited mass mailing or spam; or
  7. use the Website 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 and/or advertising.

By posting or uploading submissions to this Website, you grant Centris a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide license to use, reproduce, store, adapt, translate, modify, make derivative works from, transmit, distribute, publicly perform or display such submissions for any purpose. In addition, you hereby (i) agree to waive all moral rights in any submission in favour of Centris; (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 Centris 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 this Website will be considered non-confidential.

Centris may review submissions before they are posted and may refuse to post any submission to this Website. Centris reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit or remove any submission. You acknowledge and agree that Centris may, in its sole discretion, monitor this Website periodically and disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or other governmental or Court request, to operate this Website properly or to protect itself or other users of the Website. Any such disclosure shall be in accordance with Centris’ Privacy Policy.

Centris 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 Centris, its directors or officers.

Trade-mark Information

CENTRIS.CA™, CENTRIS® and other marks and logos appearing on the Website are registered and unregistered trade-marks, or trade names owned or licensed by Greater Montreal Real Estate Board. Other product and company names and logos appearing on the Website may be registered or unregistered trade-names or trade-marks of their respective owners. Any use of the trade-names, trade-marks, and logos (collectively "Marks") displayed on the Website is strictly prohibited. Nothing appearing on the Website or elsewhere shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any licence or right to use any Marks displayed on the Website.

Privacy Policy

Centris may in its discretion monitor your use of the Website. Centris collects, uses and discloses personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference into this Agreement and available by clicking here. This Privacy Policy may be changed by Centris from time to time, in its sole discretion, without notifying or being liable to you or any other person by making an amended Privacy Policy accessible through the Website. Each time you use the Website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by Centris according with the Privacy Policy as it then reads.

Other Sites

While this Website may contain links to third party sites, Centris is not responsible for the content of any linked sites. Centris provides these links only as a convenience and which are not under the control of Centris. Centris makes no representation or warranty regarding, and does not endorse, any linked websites, the information or any of the products or services appearing, available or described thereon. Links do not imply that Centris sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any content displayed in or accessible through the links. When you access such sites, you are doing so at your own risk and you should abide by the terms and conditions of use of the third party sites.

Contests

From time to time Centris may make contests available to users of the Website and others. All contests are governed by this Agreement and the applicable Contest Rules. By participating in a contest through the Website, you signify your agreement and acceptance of this Agreement and the applicable Contest Rules.

DISCLAIMER AND LIABILITY EXCLUSIONS

Centris makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the general Content it provides to the Website is accurate and reliable. HOWEVER, THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS A FORM OF PROMOTION. THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS, OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF OR RELATING TO UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OPERATION, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, VERACITY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, LEGALITY, SUITABILITY, PRIVACY, SECURITY, MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THOSE ARISING OUT OF A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE ALL OF WHICH ARE DISCLAIMED BY CENTRIS AND CENTRIS’S SERVICE PROVIDERS OR SUPPLIERS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

IN NO EVENT WILL CENTRIS, ITS AFFILIATES, MANDATORIES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE AND EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR LOSSES, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, ARISING FROM, CONNECTED WITH, OR RELATING TO THE WEBSITE OR THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, LOST PROFITS OR LOST SAVINGS, OR RESULTING FROM VIRUSES, DATA CORRUPTION, FAILED MESSAGES, TRANSMISSION ERRORS OR PROBLEMS, LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (WHETHER ON A CONTRACTUAL OR EXTRACONTRACTUAL BASIS, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER THEORY OR LAW OR EQUITY), REGARDLESS OF ANY NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER FAULT OR WRONGDOING AND FUNDAMENTAL BREACH BY CENTRIS OR ANY PERSON FOR WHOM CENTRIS IS RESPONSIBLE EVEN IF CENTRIS OR ANY OF ITS LAWFUL MANDATORIES OR EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR CLAIM.

CENTRIS ASSUMES NO OBLIGATION TO UPDATE THE CONTENT OF THIS WEBSITE AND CENTRIS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT THAT YOU MAY FIND UNDESIRABLE OR OBJECTIONABLE.

Indemnity

You agree at all times to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Centris, its affiliates, mandatories, suppliers, service providers and their respective directors and employees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") from and against all actions, proceedings, costs, claims, damages, demands, liabilities and expenses whatsoever (including legal and other fees and disbursements) sustained, incurred or paid by the Indemnified Parties directly or indirectly in respect of your use of the Website and Content in breach of this Agreement. You will assist and co-operate as fully as reasonably required by the Indemnified Parties in the defense of any such claim or demand.

Termination of this Agreement and the Website

If you breach any provision of this Agreement, we may prohibit you from using this Website. Centris may, at any time without notice or liability, and for any reason whatsoever, terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this Website or any part of it, including i) changing the availability of, restricting access to, or imposing limits on any or all features or services on, or links to, the Website; ii) removing, adding, modifying or otherwise changing any Content on this Website. Centris reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of this Website at any time without notice, but confirms that it has no obligation to do so.

If this Agreement or your permission to use this Website is terminated by you or us for any reason, then (a) this Agreement will nevertheless continue to apply and be binding upon you in respect of your prior use of this Website and anything connected with, relating to or arising from that use; and (b) we may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time. Sections 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 16 survive indefinitely after the termination of this Agreement.

Governing Laws

This Website is controlled, operated and administered by Centris from its offices located in Montréal, Québec, Canada. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the province of Québec and the federal laws of Canada and shall be treated in all respects as a Québec contract, without reference to the principle of conflicts of law. In the event of a dispute arising from, connected with or relating to the Website and this Agreement, you irrevocably agree to submit and attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Québec sitting in the city of Montréal. You agree not to export any of the Content accessible through this Website in violation of applicable export laws and regulations.

Contact Us

If you have any comments or questions about this Agreement or your use of the Website, please contact Centris at centris@centris.ca.

Other Matters

This Agreement, as it may be amended from time to time and any and all other legal notices and policies on this Website, constitute the entire Agreement between you and Centris with respect to the use of this Website and the Content.

Any provision of this Agreement which is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable in such jurisdiction shall, as to that jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such illegality, invalidity or unenforceability and shall otherwise be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, all without effecting the remaining provisions of this Agreement or affecting the legality, validity or enforceability of such provisions in any other jurisdiction

This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon you and Centris and our respective successors and permitted assigns.

Any rights not expressly granted by this Agreement are reserved to us.

Website privacy policy

Version is in effect since January 21, 2010

Protecting your privacy is important to Centris®, a division of the Greater Montréal Real Estate Board (a member of the Québec Federation of Real Estate Boards) (referred to as "Centris"). This Policy explains how Centris collects, uses, and discloses the personal information you may provide while using centris.ca (the "Website") and in its electronic publications, newsletter, and announcements ("Electronic Communications"). Any personal information you provide to us through the Website will be treated with care, and subject to this Policy will not be used or disclosed in ways to which you have not consented.

By using the Website, you signify your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Policy. If you do not agree with this Policy, you may not use the Website

Information Automatically Collected

Non-Identifiable Information

Like many other websites, the Website may automatically collect certain non-identifiable information regarding Website users, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, the IP address of your Internet Service Provider, the date and time you access the Website, the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to the Website, the operating system and software you are using, the sections of the Website you visit, the Website pages read and images viewed, and the materials you post to or download from the Website. This non-identifiable information is used for Website and system administration purposes and to improve the Website. Your non-identifiable information may be disclosed to others and permanently archived for future use.

Cookies

The Website may use "cookies", a technology that installs information on a Website user’s computer to permit the Website to recognize future visits using that computer. Cookies enhance the convenience and use of the Website. You may choose to decline cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may affect your use of the Website and your ability to access certain features of the Website.

Personal Information You Specifically Provide to the Website

Your Personal Information

During your use of the Website, you may be asked to voluntarily provide certain personal information (including, but not limited to, your name and your email address) for purposes such as facilitating communications with you, applying for access to certain special features or areas of the Website, conducting contests and/or posting your information on the Website.

Use of Your Personal Information

Centris may use your personal information to contact and correspond with you, to respond to your inquiries, to track communications with you, to provide you with a customized interactive experience, to help Centris develop new services and website features that meet your needs, to improve the Website, to conduct contests, to provide you with the Electronic Communications you request and as otherwise permitted or required by law. Generally, Centris will consider the fact that you have voluntarily visited the Website and have provided Centris with your personal information in connection to a special feature of the Website to signify your consent for Centris to use such information for purposes inherent in that feature.

Electronic Communications from Centris

At any time you may ask Centris to stop sending you Electronic Communications and other information by contacting Centris at centris@centris.ca.

Tracking Information

In addition, Centris may use non-personal information to create aggregate tracking information reports regarding Website user demographics and Website traffic patterns. None of the tracking information in the reports can be connected to the identities or other personal information of individual users. Centris also may link tracking information with website users’ personal information. Once such a link is made, all of the linked information is treated as personal information and will be used and disclosed only in accordance with this Policy, and in accordance with the law.

Disclosure of Your Personal Information

Centris may transfer or otherwise disclose the information it collects from you to its employees, agents and service providers if the disclosure will enable these parties to perform a business, professional, or technical support function for Centris. Such parties will be subject to the same obligations as Centris under this Policy. Centris may disclose your personal information to a government institution that has asserted its lawful authority to obtain the information or where Centris has reasonable grounds to believe the information could be useful in the investigation of unlawful activity, or to comply with a subpoena or warrant or an order made by a court, person or body with jurisdiction to compel the production of information, or to comply with court rules regarding the production of records and information, or to protect Centris’ rights and property. If Centris is involved in a merger or other reorganization, Centris may also disclose your personal information to the resulting organization.

Storing and Securing Your Information

Centris will store and process your personal information in various locations. To help protect the confidentiality of your personal information, Centris employs security safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Nevertheless, due to the nature of the Internet and Internet technologies, security and privacy risks cannot be eliminated and Centris cannot guarantee that your personal information will not be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Policy.

Accessing Your Personal Information

You may request access to your personal information and information about Centris’ collection, use and disclosure of that information by contacting Centris at services@centris.ca. Subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law, you will be given reasonable access to your personal information, and will be entitled to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and to have it amended as appropriate. You can help Centris maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying Centris of any changes to your personal information.

Withdrawal of Consent

You may withdraw your consent to the use and intention of personal information about you at any time. To do this, please contact Centris at centris@centris.ca. Additionally, we routinely provide "opt out" or "unsubscribe" instructions on our Electronic Communications to provide for removal of your name from future transmissions.

Other Matters

Other Websites

The Website may contain links to other websites or Internet resources, notably those belonging to our partners. When you click on one of those links you are contacting another website or Internet resource that may collect information about you voluntarily or through cookies or other technologies. Centris has no responsibility or liability for or control over those other websites or Internet resources or their collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

Website Terms of Use

The Website Terms of Use governing your use of the Website (which may be viewed by clicking here) contains important provisions disclaiming and excluding the liability of Centris and others regarding your use of the Website and provisions determining the applicable law and exclusive jurisdiction for the resolution of any disputes regarding your use of the Website. Each of those provisions also applies to any disputes that may arise in relation to this Policy and the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, and are of the same force and effect as if they had been reproduced directly in this Policy.

Former Users

If you stop using the Website, Centris may continue to use and disclose your personal information in accordance with this Policy, as amended from time to time, and subject to compliance with the law.

Privacy Policy Changes

This Policy may be changed by Centris from time to time in Centris’ sole discretion and without any prior notice or liability to you or any other person. The collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by Centris will be governed by the version of this Policy in effect at that time. New versions of this Policy will be posted here. Your continued use of the Website and receipt or request of any Electronic Communication subsequent to any changes to this Policy will signify that you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with the changed Policy. Accordingly, when you use the Website or receive or request any Electronic Communication, you should check the date of this Policy and review any changes since the last version. You should also bookmark this page and periodically review this Policy to ensure that you are familiar with the most current version.

Your Comments

If you have any comments or questions about this Policy or your personal information, please contact Centris at centris@centris.ca.

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