GTA Dealers Association

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Terms of Use & Disclaimer


The following are my terms and conditions applicable (the “Terms and Conditions”) to your use of my site (the "Site" or "Website") (and membership in the GTA Dealers Association, if you choose to become a member).


It's Information – Not Legal Advice

My Site is for informational purposes – i.e. to inform you about the GTA Dealers Association. It's not legal advice and you can't rely on it as such. If you want legal advice, then, please Contact Me.

Clicking Through my Website Means That You Accept these Terms


Your clicking on any page of my Website – beyond my Home Page – signifies that you are agreeing to my Terms and Conditions, including as they may be updated from time to time. If you don't agree, then, don't click through my Site; otherwise, your clicking through any page of my site (other than my Home Page) will be evidence of your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.


No Warranties and Disclaimer of Any Liability

At any time that information is published on this Site, I believe it to be accurate – otherwise, I wouldn't publish it.


But, I also want to be clear that you should do your own due diligence about the information on my Site – as any prudent person would – as mistakes do happen from time to time.


And, to be direct and clear, I do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, currency or completeness of this Site or its information, its continuous availability or that this Site (or the server that makes it available) is free from viruses or other harmful components.


In short, my Website is to be used on "as is" and "as available" basis – without any specific representations or warranties of any kind, either express or implied.


Finally, just to really nail this point home, you agree that I (or the host of this Website) will NOT be liable for any loss, costs or damages whatsoever (including damages for loss of profits, programs or data, interruption of business activities or any other financial or economic loss) whether direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, special, exemplary, consequential or otherwise arising out of any use or misuse of, or any defects, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in this Website regardless of whether you attempt to sue me or my host under contract or tort law (or via any other creative claim), even if I have (or my host has) been advised of the possibility of such damages or if such damages were reasonably foreseeable.


Look, I know that this is a bunch of legalese but, unfortunately, it is necessary.


No Retainer or Lawyer-Client Relationship or Legal Advice

Your use of this Website in any manner does not create a legal retainer for my services or a client-lawyer (or any fiduciary) relationship.


Similarly, you cannot rely on the information or material on this Website as legal advice or legal opinions of any kind. (Yes, I already made this point but, I want to be really clear about it.)


If you want legal advice on anything related to this Website, then, Contact Me (or another lawyer).


No Confidentiality

As you have probably heard, the lawyer-client confidentiality principle is one of the most respected principles in any democratic society which abides by the Rule of Law.


Unfortunately, if you contact me about any matter through this Site and I do not already represent you, then, that communication to me is NOT privileged. In fact, even if we end up exchanging messages after you contact me initially, and I do not represent you, then, none of those communications will be privileged either.


So, please, do not send me anything that will embarrass you (or I) because I just may have to publish it on my GJA BLOG.


Copyright Notice – All Rights Reserved


This Website, except for any third-party content, is my copyright, beginning from May 2018: © George J. Atis 2018-.


And, I am reserving all rights in and to it.


Look, if you want to use something on it or the materials referred to in it, just Contact Me.


Linking

You may only link to the Home Page of my Website.


Any other links to pages on my Site (or any framing of its content) is prohibited without my prior written consent. (Again, if you want to deep-link, just Contact Me. I'm a reasonable guy.)


By the way, I do not necessarily endorse the third-party websites which I may include links to on this Site; I think they are all interesting (or else they would not be listed on this Site) but, I cannot vouch (and nor do I) for their content.


So, your access or use the websites reached via the links on this Site is at your own risk.


Privacy Statement

This is my privacy statement as required by current privacy legislation.


This Site does not collect personal information automatically.


If you fill out the “Contact Us” form, then, you are voluntarily providing me with the limited personal information required by that form for the limited purposes of contacting you back. Unless you become a member of the GTA Dealers Association, I do not collect or store such personal information.


I, George Atis, am the “Chief Privacy Officer” of the GTA Dealers Association so please contact me, through this website, with any concerns.  


CASL

What can I say about Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation that hasn't already been said about it and its unintended consequences? Anyway, see: http://crtc.gc.ca/eng/internet/anti.htm


Well, I can say this: In accordance with CASL, if you contact me through this Site (or even randomly), this means that you are giving me your implied consent to contact you by e-mail in response to your inquiry and generally thereafter. If, at any point after we start an e-mail exchange, you do not want to receive any e-mails from me, then, just write to me and tell me that you would like to "unsubscribe" from any future e-mail exchanges.


Ontario Law Applies

The laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein shall govern use of this Website and the interpretation, validity and effect of these Terms and Condittions, notwithstanding any conflict of laws, provisions or your domicile, residence or physical location.


You consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Ontario courts in any action or proceeding related to this Website and you agree not to commence any such action or proceeding except in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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