1. General Terms and Conditions of Use
    2. Subscribers' and Visitors' Terms and Conditions of Use
    3. Privacy Policy

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE

This Site, including all Content and Services, has been developed by TradeLawGuide Limited ("TradeLawGuide") and/or its suppliers and/or affiliates, and is protected by copyright law, patent law, trade-mark law, and other intellectual property laws of Canada and other countries.

In consideration for Subscriber's fees, the provision of a time-limited opportunity to have the content and services of this site exposed and marketed to you, as well as for other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, you agree that BY VISITING AND USING THIS SITE YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS. ANY INFRINGEMENT OF TRADELAWGUIDE RIGHTS OR ANY APPLICABLE LAW WILL RESULT IN AN APPROPRIATE LEGAL ACTION. TRADELAWGUIDE DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENCES WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THIS SITE WHATSOEVER.

By visiting and using this site you acknowledge and agree that this Site, including its Content and Services, comprises a collective work and/or a compilation of individual original and derived works, pursuant to Canadian, U.S. and other countries' laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. The user acknowledges and agrees that the user may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, make available, or in any way exploit any of the TradeLawGuide Content, software, materials or Services, in whole or in part.

The user acknowledges and agrees that the Site and its Content and Services comprise subject matter that is described in and protected by patents and/or patent applications in accordance with international law and the laws of Canada and other countries, including provisionals, divisionals, continuations, continuations-in-part, renewals, re-issues, substitute applications, and designs. The user acknowledges and agrees that the user may not make, construct, sell, license, or use or cause to be used in any way, any TradeLawGuide Content or Service without the explicit written consent of TradeLawGuide.

You acknowledge and agree that the name TradeLawGuide and all names, logos and slogans used on this Site are trade-names, trade-marks or registered trade-marks of their respective owners and may not be used without the prior written consent of the TradeLawGuide.

You may include a link on your website to this Site provided that you do not link to the Site any site that contains content which is illegal, obscene, infringing, negatively impact on TradeLawGuide’s reputation, or otherwise inappropriate. TradeLawGuide reserves the right to refuse, or to demand that you immediately remove from your website, any link that TradeLawGuide in its sole discretion considers objectionable.

SUBSCRIBERS' AND VISITORS' TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE

By using and/or visiting the TradeLawGuide website: www.tradelawguide.com you signify your agreement to these Terms and Conditions, which constitutes an agreement between you and TradeLawGuide. If you do not agree, do not use the Site and Services. These Terms and Conditions apply to all Subscribers and other persons visiting Subscriber-only Areas of the Site including persons with free trial access. TradeLawGuide reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time without advance notice. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAIN IMPORTANT LEGAL TERMS AND SHOULD BE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU USE THE SITE AND SERVICES.

1. Definitions

Whenever used in this document, the following words and terms have the following meanings:

“Content” means: all documents, including support documentation; software code, including static, dynamic, source code and/or object code; information; data; text; content; photographs; graphics; interfaces; algorithms, codes or other functional material or indicia relating to the functioning of the Site and its Services, or any portion thereof; derived works, including any Content modified by TradeLawGuide, including but not limited to modified text or documents, modified layout of text or documents (including changes to “look and feel”, cropping, addition of enumeration/indication of paragraph, line, page, footnote and/or any other documentary delineation), inclusion of additional commentary or redaction, corrections, modifications to format, addition of visible, non-visible, embedded, functional or other indications and/or codes to facilitate readability or Services, or otherwise any Content having a TradeLawGuide indication.

“Non-functional Content” refers to Content that includes documents or other texts relating solely to legal information, commentary, references, caselaw, treaties, decisions, artistic works, literary works, and compilation works, and in no way comprising any Content relating to any Service or function of the Site.

“TradeLawGuide” means TradeLawGuide Limited, its successors and/or its affiliates; also referred to interchangeably with “we”.

“Site” means the TradeLawGuide website: https://www.tradelawguide.com/, mirror sites, and related sites.

“Services” refers to any functional aspect of the Site, including, but not limited to: Site and Site functions and software and software functions, including but not limited to displaying of Content, searching of Content, downloading/uploading of Content, printing of Content, locating subject matter within Content, associating two or more items of Content or locations therein, publishing Content and/or making Content available.

“Subscriber” means:

a) in the case of an organization subscribing to the Services, including access to the Subscriber-only Areas of the Site, in accordance with TradeLawGuide’s subscription requirements, such organization, as well as each individual belonging to that organization who has access to the Services and the Subscriber-only Areas as a consequence of belonging to such organization using a login and password or through an authorized Internet Protocol (IP) address range;

b) an individual subscribing to the Services, including access to the Subscriber-only Areas of the Site, in accordance with TradeLawGuide’s subscription requirements; and

c) an organization, individual belonging to an organization or an individual visiting the Subscriber-only Areas of the Site including persons with free trial access.

“Terms and Conditions” means this document in its entirety.

“Third Party Materials” has the meaning set out in Article 3.

2. Description of the Services

You acknowledge and agree that the purpose of the Site is:

a) to provide information on the law of the World Trade Organization;

b) to facilitate legal research.

The services on or provided by the Site (the “Services”) consist of:

a) information and resources on the law of the World Trade Organization;

b) research tools, document download facilities and browsing tools for Subscribers, including the Subject Navigator, Article Citator, Jurisprudence Citators, Terms & Phrases, DSB Minutes, Jurisprudence Pending, Interpretation, Full Text Search and Annotated Agreements tools.

3. Links to Third Party Websites

This Site may provide links or references to other Internet sites maintained by third parties over which TradeLawGuide has no control. Such links are provided merely as a convenience to Users of this Site. TradeLawGuide takes no responsibility for the content of such sites and makes no representations to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on such sites, and shall have no liability for any damages or injuries of any kind arising from such content or information. TradeLawGuide has no responsibility for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by other websites.

Consequently, it is up to you to exercise discretion in your use of such content. Likewise, you are responsible for assuming all inherent risks, particularly when you rely on the timeliness, usefulness or completeness of the content made available on or through the sites or sources referred to by the Site.

Links leading to software download sites are provided for your convenience; TradeLawGuide is not liable for any difficulty arising from the download or any other aspect of any such software applications.

You may include a link on your website to this Site provided that you do not link to the Site any site that contains content which is illegal, obscene, infringing, negatively impact on TradeLawGuide’s reputation, or otherwise inappropriate. TradeLawGuide reserves the right to refuse, or to demand that you immediately remove from your website, any link that TradeLawGuide in its sole discretion considers objectionable.

4. Intellectual Property Rights

This Site, including all Content and Services, has been developed by TradeLawGuide and/or its suppliers and/or affiliates, and is protected by copyright law, patent law, trade secret law, trade-mark law, and other intellectual property laws of Canada and other countries, in addition to the covenants and obligations as set forth by these Terms and Conditions.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS. ANY INFRINGEMENT OF TRADELAWGUIDE RIGHTS, ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE SITE OR ANY BREACH OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN WILL RESULT IN AN APPROPRIATE LEGAL ACTION. TRADELAWGUIDE DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENCES WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF CONTENT WHATSOEVER.

The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Site, including Content and Services, comprises a collective work and/or a compilation of individual original and derived works, pursuant to Canadian and United States copyright laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Subscriber may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, make available, or in any way exploit any of the TradeLawGuide Content, software, materials or Services, in whole or in part, except as explicitly provided for herein.

The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Site and its Content and Services comprise subject matter that are described in and protected by patents and/or patent applications in accordance with international law and the laws of Canada and other countries, including provisionals, divisionals, continuations, continuations-in-part, renewals, re-issues, substitute applications, and designs. The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Subscriber may not make, construct, sell, license, or use or cause to be used in any way, any TradeLawGuide Content or Service without explicit consent of TradeLawGuide. The Subscriber further acknowledges and agrees that, to the extent that any Content or Service is not described in any patent or patent application, and is not publicly available, no such Content or Service will be disclosed to any third party.

The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the name TradeLawGuide and all names, logos and slogans used on the Site are the trade-names, trade-marks or registered trade-marks of their respective owners, are used on the Site with the permission of their respective owners, and may not be used without the prior written consent of the owner. TradeLawGuide is a trademark owned by TradeLawGuide Limited.

The Subscriber is authorized to copy Non-Functional Content published on the Site for Subscriber use only, provided that any such copy shall retain all TradeLawGuide, copyright, watermark and/or any other proprietary notices, as well as any disclaimer contained therewith.

Subject to any other Terms or Conditions herein, the Subscriber is authorized to:

a) use the Services and browse and search the Content;

b) download and temporarily store insubstantial portions of Content to a storage device within the Subscriber’s exclusive control, solely:

i) to display internally the Non-Functional Content; and

ii) to quote and excerpt from Non-Functional Content by electronic cutting and pasting or other means in work product created by the Subscriber in the regular course of its research and work;

iii) print and make photocopies and electronic copies of insubstantial portions of Non-Functional Content which result from browsing or searching for Subscriber’s own use and to quote and excerpt from such Non-Functional Content in work product created by the Subscriber in the regular course of its research and work.

The Subscriber shall not, without the written permission of TradeLawGuide:

a) copy all or part of the Content or Services, save and except insubstantial portions as limited above, onto a memory storage facility of any computer, and keep on such storage facility;

b) publish, sell, lease, rent, license, sub-license, transfer, market, distribute, redistribute, make available (including by coding, framing, linking or other means) or otherwise part with all or part of the Content in any manner or in any form;

c) copy, modify, alter, disassemble, de-compile, translate or convert into human readable form, or reverse engineer, all or any part of the Services or Content;

d) use all or part of the Services or Content to develop any derivative works;

e) remove, obscure, or alter TradeLawGuide’s or any third party’s copyright notice, watermark, trade marks, or other legal or proprietary rights notices affixed to or contained within or accessed in conjunction with or through the Site; or

f) access, facilitate access to, alter, or remove object or source code of the Site or its Services, including by way of bots, malware, spyware, virus, or any unauthorized computing product or software.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trade-name or trade-mark of TradeLawGuide or any third party. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any copyright, or any other legal or proprietary right, of TradeLawGuide or its licensors.

5. Not Legal Advice:

TradeLawGuide AND THE SITE DO NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE. IN NO EVENT WILL TradeLawGuide BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN RELIANCE UPON THE TradeLawGuide CONTENT OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE. Nothing contained in, nor transmission and/or receipt of any information contained on the Site will constitute an attorney-client relationship. You should always seek the advice of legal professionals before acting on information from the Site.

6. Disclaimers

TradeLawGuide strives to protect the security and integrity of User data and warrants that the Site and Services will be of reasonable quality. However, TradeLawGuide cannot offer you any warranty or guarantee related to the Site or Services and you agree that your use of the Site and Services shall be at your sole risk. TradeLawGuide SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND GUARANTEES THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL OPERATE ERROR FREE AND WITHOUT INTERRUPTION AT ALL TIMES AND, ACCORDINGLY, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TradeLawGuide HEREBY DISCLAIMS, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR THAT THE SITE WILL BE COMPLETELY FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL OR INVASIVE FILES. TradeLawGuide DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS OR USEFULNESS OF THE SERVICES, THE TradeLawGuide CONTENT OR OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE.

You alone will be responsible for any damage sustained by your computer or any loss of data that may result when downloading material from the Site.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from TradeLawGuide or in the course of using the Site or the Services may be construed as creating any warranty not expressly stipulated in these Terms and Conditions.

7. Limitation of Liability

ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS SITE IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, TradeLawGuide AND ITS SUPPLIERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (WHETHER OR NOT TradeLawGuide HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND WHETHER OR NOT ARISING IN TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM:

- YOUR USE OF THE TradeLawGuide CONTENT OR OTHER INFORMATION;

- YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICES; - FOLLOWING UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE SERVICE BY A USER OR FOLLOWING A CHANGE IN YOUR TRANSMISSIONS;

- FROM THE ACTIONS OR CONDUCT OF A THIRD PARTY IN THE COURSE OF USING THE SITE OR SERVICES;

- PERSONAL INJURY OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES, TradeLawGuide CONTENT OR OTHER INFORMATION; OR

- FROM ANY ERROR, DELAY, INTERRUPTION, OR OMISSION IN INFORMATION ON THE SITE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF REVENUE OR BUSINESS, LOSS CUSTOMERS AND DATA OR OTHER LOSS OF INTANGIBLE ASSETS

IN NO EVENT SHALL TradeLawGuide’s LIABILITY TO YOU, HOWSOEVER ARISING, EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR ACCESSING THE SITE.

8. Registration, Accounts, Passwords and IP Address Access

The Services available in the Subscriber-only Areas of this Site require you to subscribe or to be granted free trial access to the Site. If you choose to subscribe or undertake a free trial, you agree to provide accurate and current contact information about yourself or your organization as required by the subscription and registration process and to update such information promptly as necessary to ensure that it is kept accurate and complete. If TradeLawGuide needs to contact you at any time, it will do so using the latest email address you have supplied and you agree that TradeLawGuide will have no obligation to take any other steps to find a correct address for you. You alone are responsible for protecting the confidentiality of your user ID, passwords and IP address for which access is granted as well as the confidentiality of any actions undertaken in regard to the identification, password or IP address authentication process.

You agree to be responsible for:

(a) maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords, IP address for which access has been granted or other account identifiers which you choose or are assigned as a result of any registration or subscription on the Site; and

(b) all activities that occur under your password, IP address for which access has been granted or your account.

Moreover, you are responsible for immediately notifying TradeLawGuide about any unauthorized use of your user ID, passwords, IP address access and any other security breach, as well as for taking every possible precaution to ensure that you use the Services under optimal security conditions. If you suspect that an unauthorized person knows your password you must change it immediately.

TradeLawGuide will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your failure to comply with these requirements concerning registration, accounts, passwords and IP address access.

9. Subscription Agreement

Special offers notwithstanding, all Subscribers agree to pay the annual fee corresponding to their level of membership for their use of the Services. You will be charged the initial subscription fee as soon as your subscription application has been submitted. You will receive a message confirming the start of your one-year paid subscription and you will have access to your account in accordance with its terms.

Renewal of Subscription

You will begin to receive notifications regarding the time left in your one-year subscription prior to its end. You will be required to complete a renewal subscription agreement. You will receive a message confirming your subscription. Your renewed subscription will begin on the date your previous subscription ended, not on the date you submitted your renewal subscription agreement.

Special Offers

TradeLawGuide may, from time to time, at its sole discretion, grant special offers including but not limited to reduced annual fees or a free trial period, These special offers supersede the subscription terms for the duration of the offer, are offered on an ‘as is’ basis, and are subject to change without warning.

Fee Changes

TradeLawGuide reserves the right to change any fee charged for use of the Services at any time, and will post the revised fees on the Site. If you are a current User, you will only be affected by the fee change when renewing your subscription, at which time the then-current fee will apply.

Failure to Renew

If you fail to pay the required subscription fee by the date your subscription expires, your access to the Services will be revoked and your account will be restricted. Restricted accounts will be prevented from viewing or altering any data in their account. TradeLawGuide will have no further obligation to grant further access to the Services or to provide you with additional information unless and until the subscription is renewed.

The information in your account will stay on file with TradeLawGuide for a period of no longer than one year in the event that you decide not to renew your subscription. After this additional year, your account will be subject to deletion as per the policy outlined in Retention of Data, below.

Payment Policy

(i) Chargeback Policy: In the event of a disputed credit card charge resulting in a chargeback, TradeLawGuide reserves the right to suspend all Services until your account is paid in full.

(ii) TradeLawGuide will accept payment in the form of a cheque and wire transfer.

10. Use and Monitoring of Site

You agree to comply with these Terms and Conditions and all applicable laws and regulations when using the Site. You are prohibited from attempting at any time to violate the security of the Site. TradeLawGuide reserves the right, but is not required, to monitor all use of the Site in accordance with the Privacy Policy. TradeLawGuide reserves the right in its discretion to block access to the Site by any User including as a result of a User’s breach of these Terms and Conditions or for non-payment of fees.

11. Privacy

Protecting the privacy of personal information is important to TradeLawGuide. TradeLawGuide will collect, use and disclose personal information only as provided for in the Privacy Policy.

BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS, YOU ARE ALSO AGREEING TO THE PRIVACY POLICY.

12. Announcements

We reserve the right to distribute information to you that is pertinent to the quality or operation of the Services. These announcements will be predominantly informative in nature and may include notices describing changes or upgrades to the Site or Services as well as reminders related to the status of your account.

13. Termination

In the event you use the Services in such a way that violates applicable laws or regulations, or for any purpose other than it was intended, or otherwise breach these Terms and Conditions, TradeLawGuide reserves the right to terminate access privileges in whole or in part relating to your user ID and passwords, without notification and regardless of the time remaining in your subscription.

14. Retention of Data

All data submitted to TradeLawGuide will be stored on our secure servers as noted in Article 3 of our Privacy Policy. TradeLawGuide will keep the information stored in your account on its servers as long as your account is maintained in good standing and, in the event of or non-renewal or termination of your subscription, for the time period applicable in the circumstances. All data submitted to TradeLawGuide will also be copied periodically to secure back-ups in order to safeguard against loss due to failure of our active servers, and backed-up media will only be used in the event of such a failure.

In the event that your account, in whole or in part, is to be deleted, the subject data will be completely removed from the active server and will not be recoverable. The data will remain intact on back-up media and cannot be deleted due to the permanent nature of the back-ups. Back-ups cannot be used to selectively retrieve data. After deletion from our active servers, data is considered completely destroyed.

15. Force Majeure

You acknowledge and agree that TradeLawGuide shall not be responsible for any failures or delays in performing our obligations herein or providing the Site or the Services arising from any cause beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to, acts of God, acts of civil or military authority, fires, wars, riots, earthquakes, storms, power failure, typhoons and floods.

16. Governing Law and Compliance with Laws

These Terms and Conditions shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable in the Province of Ontario. Any dispute related to the Site, the Services or these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable in the Province of Ontario and resolved in the courts of the Province of Ontario. If you are not resident in the Province of Ontario, Canada, your use of the Site and the Services is at your own risk and you are responsible for complying with any other laws applicable to you and your use of the Site and the Services.

17. Miscellaneous

The Terms and Conditions represent the entire agreement between TradeLawGuide and you with regard to use of the Services and they supersede any prior agreement between you and TradeLawGuide concerning use of the Services. You may also be subject to additional Terms and Conditions specific to certain Services, third party content and third party software that will be disclosed to you once you access such Services, content or software. The failure by TradeLawGuide to exercise any rights conferred upon it by virtue of the Terms and Conditions in no way constitutes a waiver of such rights. Should any provision of these Terms and Conditions be judged to be invalid by the decision of a court, all other provisions will remain in effect and continue to apply. The section titles in the Terms and Conditions are provided for information purposes only and have no legal effect. The use of some TradeLawGuide Services may require compliance with additional or specific rules, conditions, provisions or guidelines that will be set forth in a separate agreement. Such rules and guidelines will be considered an integral part of these Terms and Conditions. In the event of any disagreement or confusion between the Terms and Conditions and the separate agreement, the latter will prevail.

18. Changes

In order to accommodate changes in the law, technology or our business, these Terms and Conditions may be modified at any time by TradeLawGuide. Notice of the change will be posted on the Site and the change will become effective on the date stated in the notice. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES AFTER CHANGES HAVE BEEN POSTED WILL SIGNIFY YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE NEW TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AS MODIFIED. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE CHANGES, STOP USING THE SITE AND SERVICES.

19. French Clause

The Subscriber and TradeLawGuide agree that this agreement, as well as any other documents relating to this agreement, including notices, schedules and authorizations, have been and shall be drawn up in the English language only. Le Subscriber et TradeLawGuide acceptent que cette convention, de même que tous les documents, y compris tous les avis, cédules et autorisations s’y rattachant, soient rédigés en anglais seulement.

PRIVACY POLICY

At TradeLawGuide we take privacy issues very seriously and adopt whatever measures are necessary to fulfill our duties and obligations.

This policy explains how we collect, use and disclose the personal information you may provide to us while using the Site and using the TradeLawGuide Services available through the Site. This policy applies to all Users of the Site.

1. Definitions

Whenever used in this document, the following words and terms have the following meanings:

“TradeLawGuide” means TradeLawGuide Limited and its successors; also referred to interchangeably with “we”.

“Privacy Policy” means this document in its entirety.

“Services” has the meaning set out in the Terms and Conditions of Use.

“Site” means the TradeLawGuide website: www.tradelawguide.com/.

“Subscriber” means:

a) in the case of an organization subscribing to the Services, including access to the Subscriber-only Areas of the Site, in accordance with TradeLawGuide’s subscription requirements, such organization, as well as each individual belonging to that organization who has access to the Services and the Subscriber-only Areas as a consequence of belonging to such organization using a login and password;

b) an individual subscribing to the Services, including access to the Subscriber-only Areas of the Site, in accordance with TradeLawGuide’s subscription requirements; and

c) an organization, individual belonging to an organization or an individual visiting the Subscriber-only Areas of the Site including persons with free trial access.

2. Collection, Use and Disclosure of Information

On this Site, information may be collected in three ways: (1) non-personal information that is automatically collected in the course of using the Site; and (2) personal information a Subscriber voluntarily provides. Personal information is generally any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact an individual, but does not include business contact information or publicly available information.

(a) Non-personal information that is automatically collected in the course of using the Site

TradeLawGuide collects statistical information on load factors on the Site generally and its components. Information is tracked in aggregate and not by specific user. This information is analyzed to help us further develop features and functionally that better responds to the interests of our Site’s Users. We also note the type and version of browsers that are used and related technical information, to ensure that our Site is technically accessible and to monitor and maintain the security of the Site.

(b) Personal and subscription information a Subscriber voluntarily provides

You provide information on a voluntary basis when subscribing to the Site (such as organization type, full name and e-mail address). You may also provide your payment information, including credit card particulars, to us or our third party payment processing service provider. We may use the information you provide in the following ways:

• to provide the Services, including to verify your identity and allow you to access appropriate/authorized areas and communicate with you about the Site and the Services;

• to administer operations;

• for automatic system operation like email notification; and

• to contact you regarding subscription services.

(c) Disclosure of Information

Every Subscriber logging in to the Subscriber-only Areas will do so under their assigned user name or through authorized IP address range access.

TradeLawGuide may disclose your information to our personnel as necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. For example, we may need to access your information in order to create passwords. We may provide your information to third parties who provide services to TradeLawGuide for the Site, such as data storage, as necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy, and will require such third parties to maintain adequate security measures to protect your information. Your payment information will be disclosed as required to process your payment and as otherwise permitted or required by law. TradeLawGuide does not otherwise disclose, give or sell to any other person any personal information about Subscribers, except for other purposes we identify to you, or as reasonably consistent with our mission, or as required by law.

(d) Consent

In exchange for your access to this Site and/or use of the Services, you agree to this Privacy Policy and the use and disclosure of your personal information as identified in this Privacy Policy.

3. Security

TradeLawGuide employs reasonable and appropriate safeguards to protect the security of your personal information. Our security practices are reviewed on a regular basis and we routinely employ current technology to ensure that the confidentiality and privacy of personal information is not compromised. You can and should also take steps to protect the security of your personal information such as maintaining the secrecy of your password.

TradeLawGuide takes reasonable precautions to ensure that information transmitted when you use the online transactional Services of the Site is protected against error, loss or unauthorized access. Despite these precautions, you must implement the personal security measures recommended on this Site in order to maintain optimal protection when you surf the site or any other Internet site.

4. Cookies

TradeLawGuide uses cookies to help manage your Web session, and improve the user experience. In some cases information may be used to help facilitate your levels of access to the Site and your ability to navigate within the Site.

When Cookies are used, they are temporary by nature, creating a file on your computer that is then read by the Site module that sends them, aiding the application and/or browsing experience.

If the preference for enabling cookies in your Browser is deactivated, the use of certain applications is no longer possible. Alternatively, you can set your browser to warn before accepting cookies, but if you do not accept, the Services may not work properly.

5. Links to Third Party Websites

The Site may contain links to the sites of third parties or parts of their sites. However, TradeLawGuide has no control over the content or operation of these sites, nor does it control the confidentiality or privacy practices of the site operators. Consequently, any personal information you submit through such sites is governed by the privacy policies of the sites in question. It is therefore your responsibility to find out about their policies in order to protect information that concerns you.

6. Accountability and Further Information

TradeLawGuide’s Privacy Officer is responsible for ensuring that TradeLawGuide complies with this policy and applicable privacy laws. If you would like further information about TradeLawGuide’s information handling practices, or would like to make a comment or complaint, or would like to correct or update your information, please contact the Privacy Officer at info@tradelawguide.com. If your request requires that we delete your subscription information, we will no longer be able to provide you with the Services. Cancellation will be subject to the termination sections of the Subscribers’ and Visitors’ Terms and Conditions of Use.

7. Changes

In order to accommodate changes in the law, technology or our business, this Privacy Policy may be modified at any time by TradeLawGuide. Notice of the change will be posted on the Site and the change will become effective on the date stated in the notice. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES AFTER CHANGES HAVE BEEN POSTED WILL SIGNIFY YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE PRIVACY POLICY, AS MODIFIED. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE CHANGES, STOP USING THE SITE AND SERVICES.

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