TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Rise Consulting Ltd. (referred to below as “Rise Consulting“, “Us” or “We“) provides the http://www.rise-consulting.local/ website and various related services, including external social media sites (collectively, the “Platform“) to you, the user, subject to your compliance with all the terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein (the “Terms“), as well as any other written agreement between us and you. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE PLATFORM YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS.
You may use the Platform only if you are legally able to form a binding contract in Alberta, Canada or in your jurisdiction. If you are accepting the Terms on behalf of a corporation or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so.
As used in these Terms, references to our “Affiliates” include our owners, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, licensees, suppliers, partners, sponsors, and advertisers, and includes (without limitation) all parties involved in creating, producing, and/or delivering the Platform and/or its contents.
Changes in Platform
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to either modify or discontinue the Platform, including any of the related features, at any time with or without notice to you. We will not be liable to you or any third party should we exercise such right. Any new features that augment or enhance the then-current services on the Platform shall also be subject to these Terms.
You are solely responsible for your use of the Platform and any content you submit as part of your use of the Platform, including content you submit to our external social media sites.
When using the Platform, you agree to abide by the following standards:
- You will obey all applicable laws and regulations;
- You will not submit any content (privately or publicly) via forms or chat, video, or other features on the Platform, to our external social media sites, or to emails published on the Platform that:
- is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), or otherwise violates our rules or policies;
- victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals for any reason, including on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
- infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary or intellectual property right of any party;
- constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk email (also known as “spam”), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
- contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party; and/or
f. impersonates any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives.
In addition, you agree as follows with respect to your use of the Platform:
- not to alter or modify any part of the Platform;
- not to bypass, disable or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of the Platform or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Platform content or enforce limitations on use of the Platform or the Platform content;
- not to take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by Rise Consulting in its sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Rise Consulting’s (or its third party providers’) infrastructure;
- not to use or launch any system that accesses the Platform automatically or to install or transmit any computer program or software on or via the Platform;
- to act in a respectful and conscientious manner when using the Platform;
- not to use the communication systems provided by the Platform for any commercial solicitation purposes, except for as expressly permitted by Rise Consulting;
- not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Platform;
- that you are not entitled to remuneration or compensation of any kind from us for your use of the Platform; and
- not to use the Platform for any commercial purpose not intended to be allowed by the Platform without our prior written consent.
We neither endorse nor assume any liability for the contents of any material on the Platform, including material uploaded or submitted by third party users of the Platform.
You may not use your account or the Platform to breach security of another account or attempt to gain unauthorized access to another network or server. Not all areas of the Platform may be available to you or other authorized users of the Platform. You shall not interfere with anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the Platform or other similar services. Users who violate systems or network security may incur criminal or civil liability.
YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF USE CONSTITUTES GROUNDS FOR US TO IMMEDIATELY, AND IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, TERMINATE YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE PLATFORM AND ITS CONTENTS. You agree that we may at any time, and at our sole discretion, terminate your membership, account, or other affiliation with the Platform without prior notice to you for violating any of the above provisions. IN SUCH EVENT, WE SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS OR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES THAT MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM, NOR FOR ANY INTERRUPTION OR TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE PLATFORM.
In addition, you acknowledge that we will cooperate fully with investigations of violations of systems or network security at the Platform, including without limitation cooperating with law enforcement authorities in investigating suspected criminal violations.
Privacy, Third Party Platforms and Information
Intellectual Property Information
For purposes of these Terms, “content” is defined as any information, data, communications, software, photos, video, graphics, music, sounds, and other material and services that can be viewed by users on the Platform. This includes message boards, chat, and other original content.
By accepting these Terms, you acknowledge and agree that all content presented to you on the Platform is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary or intellectual property rights and laws, and is the sole property of Rise Consulting and/or its Affiliates. Except for a single copy made for personal, non-commercial use only, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, republish, upload, post, transmit, sell, license, distribute or otherwise exploit any documents or information from the Platform in any form or by any means without prior written permission from us or the specific content provider, and you are solely responsible for obtaining permission before reusing any copyrighted material that is available on the Platform. Any unauthorized use of the materials appearing on the Platform may violate copyright, trademark and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties.
Neither we nor our Affiliates warrant or represent that your use of materials displayed on, or obtained through, the Platform will not infringe the rights, including without limitation intellectual property rights, of third parties.
Unauthorized Use of Materials
While you retain rights in such communications, content or material, you grant us and our Affiliates a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free and fully paid-up, perpetual, sublicenseable, transferable and universal right and license to:
- copy, distribute, display, perform, publish, translate, adapt, modify, and otherwise use such material for any purpose regardless of the form or medium (now known or not currently known) in which it is used;
- (and to allow other users to) stream, transmit, playback, download, display, feature, distribute, collect, and otherwise use the content and material, in connection with the Platform; and
- use and publish, and to permit others to use and publish, the name(s), trademarks, likenesses, and personal and biographical materials of you and the members of your group, in connection with the provision of the Platform.
You also waive your moral rights in such communications, content or material in favour of Rise Consulting and our Affiliates.
You shall be solely responsible for your content and the consequences of submitting your content to us and the Platform. Where you are uploading or posting any information or other content to the Platform, you represent and warrant to us that you have the right to post this content and to grant the licenses to us described in these Terms, that such content contains no viruses or other malicious programming, that its posting does not infringe the intellectual property rights of another person, and that the content does not breach any of the provisions of these Terms.
Disclaimer of Warranties
THE PLATFORM AND ALL MATERIALS ON THE PLATFORM ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (A) THE PLATFORM AND MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE FIT FOR YOUR PURPOSE OR PARTICULAR USE, (B) YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO THE PLATFORM AND MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE PLATFORM OR MATERIALS WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY SERVICES OR INFORMATION PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE PLATFORM FROM US OR OUR AFFILIATES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR BE FREE FROM MISTAKES, ERRORS OR DEFECTS.
THE PLATFORM COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER MISTAKES, INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE PLATFORM AND THE MATERIALS ON THE PLATFORM, INCLUDING THE PRICES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF ANY SERVICES LISTED HEREIN, AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. THE PLATFORM OR THE MATERIALS ON THE PLATFORM MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND WE MAKE NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE THE PLATFORM OR SUCH MATERIALS.
THE PLATFORM COULD INCLUDE BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR OTHER DAMAGING OR MALICIOUS COMPUTER PROGRAMS OR SOFTWARE, AND THE PLATFORM PROVIDED COULD BE INTERRUPTED OR CEASED FROM TIME TO TIME. THE USE OF THE PLATFORM OR THE DOWNLOADING OR OTHER ACQUISITION OF ANY MATERIALS THROUGH THE PLATFORM IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND WITH YOUR AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH THREATS OR ACTIVITIES.
Content available through the Platform often represents the opinions and judgments of an information provider, site user, or other person or entity not connected with us. We do not endorse, nor are we responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made by anyone other than an authorized Rise Consulting spokesperson speaking in his/her official capacity.
You understand and agree that temporary interruptions of the services available through the Platform may occur as normal events.
You further understand and agree that we have no control over third party networks you may access in the course of the use of the Platform, and therefore, delays and disruption of other network transmissions are completely beyond our control.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE PLATFORM OR OF ANY WEBPLATFORMS REFERENCED OR LINKED TO FROM THE PLATFORM.
SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
IN THE EVENT THAT ANY CLAIM OR LIABILITY ARISES AGAINST US, OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM AND/OR RELATED PLATFORM OR ANY OTHER CIRCUMSTANCE GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO DIRECT DAMAGES ONLY, AND SUCH DIRECT DAMAGES SHALL NOT EXCEED $50.
Rise Consulting has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that Rise Consulting has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gains access to the Platform; what content you access via the Platform; what effects the content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the content. You release Rise Consulting from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired content through the Platform.
UPON A REQUEST BY US, YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD US AND OUR AFFILIATES HARMLESS FROM ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING SOLICITOR-CLIENT COSTS ON A FULL INDEMNITY BASIS, THAT ARISE FROM YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THE PLATFORM, YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE TERMS, YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR PRIVACY RIGHT, OR ANY CLAIM THAT YOUR CONTENT CAUSED DAMAGE TO A THIRD PARTY. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, AT OUR OWN EXPENSE, TO ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE AND CONTROL OF ANY MATTER OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU, IN WHICH EVENT YOU WILL COOPERATE WITH US IN ASSERTING ANY AVAILABLE DEFENSES. THIS DEFENSE AND INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATION WILL SURVIVE THESE TERMS AND YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM.
Although the Platform may be accessible worldwide, we make no representation that materials on this Platform are appropriate or available for use in jurisdictions outside of Canada, the United States of America, or the European Union, and accessing them from territories or jurisdictions where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Platform from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Any offer for any service, and/or information made in connection with the Platform is void where prohibited.
Termination of Use
You agree that we may, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your account or your access to all or part of the Platform with or without notice and for any reason including, without limitation, breach of these Terms. Any suspected fraudulent, abusive or illegal activity may be grounds for termination and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities.
Upon termination or suspension, regardless of the reasons therefore, your right to use the Platform immediately ceases, and you acknowledge and agree that we may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Platform. We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any claims or damages arising out of any termination or suspension or any other actions taken by us in connection with such termination or suspension.
The Platform (excluding any linked site) is controlled by us from our offices within Alberta, Canada. It can be accessed from other areas of Canada as well as other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of Alberta, by accessing this Platform you agree with us that the statutes and laws of the Province of Alberta, without regard to any conflicts of laws principles or any other legislation of any other jurisdiction, will apply to all matters relating to the use of the Platform and the purchase of services available through the Platform. You agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of any court of competent jurisdiction within the Province of Alberta for all matters arising from your use of the Platform.
Unless otherwise provided herein, these Terms constitute the entire agreement and understanding between us concerning the subject matter of this agreement and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings of the parties with respect to that subject matter. These Terms may not be altered, supplemented, or amended by the use of any other document(s). Any attempt to alter, supplement or amend this document or to enter an order for services which are subject to additional or altered terms and conditions shall be null and void, unless otherwise agreed to in a written agreement signed by you and us. To the extent that anything in or associated with the Platform is in conflict or inconsistent with these Terms, these Terms shall take precedence.
Any cause of action brought by you against us or our Affiliates must be instituted within two years after the cause of action arises or be deemed forever waived and barred.
You may not assign your rights and obligations under these Terms to any party, and any purported attempt to do so will be null and void. We may freely assign our rights and obligations under these Terms.
You agree not to sell, resell, reproduce, duplicate, copy or use for any commercial purposes any portion of the Platform, or use of or access to the Platform.
If any part of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
Any failure by us to enforce or exercise any provision of these Terms or related rights shall not constitute a waiver of that or any other right or provision.
Changes to the Terms
These Terms are effective as of April 19, 2023. We reserve the right to change these Terms from time to time without notice to you. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review the Platform and these Terms from time to time, and to familiarize yourself with any modifications or revisions that may be made. Your continued use of the Platform after such modifications or revisions will constitute your acknowledgement of the modified Terms, and your agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Terms.
Contact Rise Consulting
You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org