We take your privacy and the protection of your personal information seriously. We will only store, process, and disclose your personal information where we have your consent or a legitimate interest and in accordance with applicable law. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. We do our best to protect your privacy through the appropriate use of information security measures.
Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personal Information
We collect and store your name, postal or zip code, email address, or mobile telephone number if you voluntarily supply this information to us when you subscribe to our email list. Your email address is stored on the email list server and can only be accessed by the site administrators, including those who help manage these lists. This information is used to provide you with access to Site content, and to allow us to contact you with updates (if you have indicated you would like to receive such updates via email, SMS, or social media platforms) and to let you know about campaign updates.
Your postal or zip code allows us to match you to your local constituency, so we can identify your local elected and non-elected government officials, and to facilitate contact.
Also, some information is collected automatically from you when you use the Site. For example, we collect and use data contained in log files which include: your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your Internet Service Provider (ISP), the browser you used to access the Site, the time you visited the Site, and the pages you visited throughout the Site, such collection and use being a standard practice on almost every website. We use Google Analytics, a third-party provider, to obtain this data. We use this information to better understand how you and other visitors use the Site, and to improve the Site to better meet your needs. The amount of information that is sent by your web browser depends upon the browser and settings you use. Please refer to the instructions provided by your browser if you want to learn more about what information it sends to websites you visit, or how you may change or restrict this.
As previously mentioned, we use Google Analytics, a third-party provider, to obtain certain data. The information collected through Google Analytics is shared with Google and its partners who may combine it with other information you’ve provided to them or they’ve collected from your use of their services. This information will be stored in Google’s servers in the United States of America or Canada according to Google’s privacy practices and policies.
We do not sell or transfer your personal information to any third parties. However, we may share personal information with our agents who assist us in operating this Site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to strict non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements.
We may share your personal information with CABC’s successor-in-interest in the event of the sale, assignment, merger, or other transfer of all or a portion of CABC or its assets to such entity (including due to a sale in connection with a bankruptcy or dissolution). We will require any such purchaser, assignee, or other successor to honor the terms of this privacy statement.
We may disclose personal information when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating any agreement with us, or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Site users, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. We may disclose information in response to a subpoena, search warrant, in connection with judicial proceedings, or pursuant to court orders, legal process, or other law enforcement measures. We may disclose or access personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, to establish our legal rights or to defend against legal claims, and for administrative and other purposes that we deem necessary to maintain, service, and improve our products and services.
If you share material from the Site on social media, you are advised that we do not control how your personal information is collected, stored or used by such third-party social media platforms or websites, or to whom it is disclosed. You should review the privacy policies and settings on any social networking platform or website that you subscribe to so that you understand the information they may be collecting and sharing. If you do not want your social networking sites to share information about you, you must contact that particular social media platform website and determine whether it gives you the opportunity to opt-out of sharing such information. We are not responsible for how these third-party social media platforms or websites may use information collected from or about you.
Retention Of Personal Information
We may keep a record of your personal information, including correspondence or comments, in the applicable file specific to you. We will utilize, disclose, or retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and for legal or business requirements. When personal information is retained to make a decision about you, we will retain such information for the period required in order to comply with our internal compliance and data retention policies.
The security of the personal information you provide to us is very important to us. As such, we do our best to ensure your information remains secure, and we maintain technical and procedural safeguards that are appropriate to the sensitivity of the personal information in question. The Site stores your information on Canadian servers.
However, you understand and acknowledge that there are inherent risks of providing information online, and that no method of transmission over the Internet and no method of electronic storage is completely secure. Although we make every commercially reasonable effort to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Response To “Do Not Track” Signals
Some Internet browsers include the ability to transmit “Do Not Track” signals. Because uniform standards for “Do Not Track” signals have not yet been adopted, the CABC does not process or respond to “Do Not Track” signals.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) Compliance And Related Information
The U.S. federal Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (“COPPA”) regulates online collection of information from persons under the age of 13. It is our policy to refrain from knowingly collecting or maintaining personally identifiable data relating to any person under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, please do not supply any personally identifiable data through the Site. If you are under the age of 18 and have already provided personally identifiable data through the Site, please have your parent or guardian contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can remove such information from our files.
Terms and Conditions
We are the Canadian American Business Council, a not-for-profit industry association. By using this Site, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms, discontinue use of this Site. Any changes made to these Terms will be posted on this page. Please note that it is your responsibility to stay abreast of any changes and updates to these Terms – to this end, we encourage you to check this page for any changes from time to time.
The information provided on this Site is meant to be a starting point for users to make well-rounded and well-informed decisions about the benefits of the Canadian and American governments working together to face the economic challenges of the COVID-19 public health crisis. However, we make no representations or warranties (express or implied) that this Site will be error-free.
This Site exists solely for informational and educational purposes, and to allow users to participate in our public campaigns and initiatives. All content provided on this Site is reflective of our views and is intended for general informational purposes only. In addition, the views and opinions expressed by users who are contributors to this Site do not necessarily reflect those of the CABC.
Everything you read on this Site is the opinion of us or our contributors only. Your use of this Site is at your own risk, and you release us from any and all liability of any kind whatsoever. By using this Site, you expressly acknowledge and agree that in no event will we or our suppliers or licensors be liable for any damages suffered by you, either directly or indirectly, as a result of the use or inability to use this Site or its contents.
Your Relationship with the CABC
Your use of this Site and the services provided herein (referred to collectively as the “Services” in this document and excluding any services provided to you by the CABC under a separate written agreement) is subject to the terms of a legal agreement between you and the CABC. This document explains how the agreement is made up, and sets out the terms of that agreement. If you do not agree to the Terms, do not use the Services.
Accepting the Terms
You affirm that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms.
Use of the Services by You
You agree to use the Services only for purposes that are permitted by (a) the Terms and (b) any applicable law, regulation or generally accepted practices or guidelines in the relevant jurisdictions (including any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the United States or other relevant countries).
Unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate agreement with the CABC, you agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Services for any purpose.
Privacy and your Personal information
You agree to the use of your data in accordance with the CABC’s privacy policies.
Content in the Services
You should be aware that Content presented to you as part of the Services may be protected by intellectual property rights that are owned by the sponsors or advertisers who provide that Content to the CABC (or by other persons or companies on their behalf). You may not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on this Content (either in whole or in part) unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by the CABC or by the owners of that Content, in a separate agreement.
The CABC reserves the right (but shall have no obligation) to pre-screen, review, flag, filter, modify, refuse, or remove any or all Content from any Service.
You understand that by using the Services you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, indecent, or objectionable and that, in this respect, you use the Services at your own risk.
You acknowledge and agree that the CABC (or the CABC’s licensors) own all legal right, title, and interest in and to the Services, including any intellectual property rights that subsist in the Services (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist).
You agree that you shall not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights notices (including copyright and trademark notices) which may be affixed to or contained within the Services.
Your rights under this Agreement terminate automatically if you fail to comply with any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. No notice is required from the CABC to effectuate such termination. Additionally, the CABC may terminate this Agreement at any time and for any reason and may effect notice of such termination through any means, including but not limited to posting such notice on the Site or otherwise publicly proclaiming such termination. Upon termination, you must immediately stop using the Site.
Your Indemnification of the CABC
You agree to hold harmless, defend, and indemnify the CABC, its officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, agents, attorneys, partners and affiliates, successors and assigns from all liabilities, claims, demands and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that are due to or arise from your use or misuse of the Site, or for infringement by you of intellectual property rights or other right of any third party. We may assume exclusive control of any defense or any defense or any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you agree to cooperate with us in such event.
EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES
NOTHING IN THESE TERMS SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT THE CABC’S WARRANTY OR LIABILITY FOR LOSSES WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THE LIMITATIONS WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION WILL APPLY TO YOU AND OUR LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.”
IN PARTICULAR, THE CABC, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT TO YOU THAT: YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR FREE FROM ERROR, ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, AND THAT DEFECTS IN THE OPERATION OR FUNCTIONALITY OF ANY SOFTWARE PROVIDED TO YOU AS PART OF THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE 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 THE CABC OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.
THE CABC FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 10 ABOVE, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE CABC, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR:
ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY. THIS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANY LOSS OF PROFIT (WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY), ANY LOSS OF GOODWILL OR BUSINESS REPUTATION, ANY LOSS OF DATA SUFFERED, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS;
ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OR DAMAGE AS A RESULT OF: ANY RELIANCE PLACED BY YOU ON THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY OR EXISTENCE OF ANY ADVERTISING, OR AS A RESULT OF ANY RELATIONSHIP OR TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY ADVERTISER OR SPONSOR WHOSE ADVERTISING APPEARS ON THE SERVICES;
ANY CHANGES WHICH THE CABC MAY MAKE TO THE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY CESSATION IN THE PROVISION OF THE SERVICES (OR ANY FEATURES WITHIN THE SERVICES);
THE DELETION OF, CORRUPTION OF, OR FAILURE TO STORE, ANY CONTENT AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS DATA MAINTAINED OR TRANSMITTED BY OR THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES;
THE LIMITATIONS ON THE CABC’S LIABILITY TO YOU IN PARAGRAPH 10.1 ABOVE SHALL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT THE CABC HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSSES ARISING.
The Services may include hyperlinks to other web sites or content or resources. The CABC may have no control over any web sites or resources that are provided by companies or persons other than the CABC.
You acknowledge and agree that the CABC is not responsible for the availability of any such external sites or resources, and does not endorse any advertising, products or other materials on or available from such web sites or resources.
You acknowledge and agree that the CABC is not liable for any loss or damage that you may incur as a result of the availability of those external sites or resources, or as a result of any reliance placed by You on the completeness, accuracy, or existence of any materials on, or available from, such web sites or resources.
Changes to the Terms
The CABC may make changes to the Terms from time to time. When these changes are made, the CABC will make a new copy of the Terms available on this page.
General Legal Terms
The Terms constitute the whole legal agreement between You and the CABC and govern your use of the Services (but excluding any services which the CABC may provide to you under a separate written agreement), and completely replace any prior agreements between you and the CABC in relation to the Services.
You agree that the CABC may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email, regular mail, or postings on the Services.
You agree that if the CABC does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained in the Terms (or which the CABC has the benefit of under any applicable law), this shall in no way waive the CABC’s rights and that those rights or remedies will remain available to the CABC.
If any court of law having the jurisdiction to decide on this matter rules that any provision of these Terms is invalid, then that provision will be removed from the Terms without affecting the rest of the Terms. The remaining provisions of these Terms shall remain valid and enforceable.
All of the original content and materials made available on this Site are owned by us and/or our affiliates, and are protected by Canadian, American, and international copyright laws, trademark, and other applicable intellectual property laws. Our content is provided for personal, non-commercial use only. It is intended that template letters made available on our Site will be modified and distributed by users of the Site. Such limited and specific use of template letters is authorized. Unless explicitly authorized by us, none of our content may be copied, reproduced, republished, sold, distributed, modified, uploaded, transmitted, translated or exploited, nor can derivative works be created based upon our content without our prior written consent. Any copying, reproduction, republishing, sale, distribution, modification, uploading, reverse engineering, transmission, translation or exploitation of, or creation of derivative works based upon, these materials for commercial purposes without our permission is prohibited. Only for the purpose of personal and non-commercial use, you may make one copy of extracts from this Site provided that all copyright notices are kept intact. If a dispute arises, the Canadian Copyright Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-42) and other legislation and common law provides recourse under Canadian law, and the Copyright Law of the United States (Pub. L. No. 94-553, 90 Stat. 2541) and other legislation and common law provides recourse under American law.
This Site is targeted to users in Canada and the United States of America. This Agreement is governed by the laws of Canada and the United States, without regard to conflicts of law provisions, and you hereby consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario and the courts of the District of Columbia for any and all claims or disputes arising out of, to enforce, construe, or otherwise relating to this Agreement. You hereby waive any right to object to venue or jurisdiction based on inconvenient forum or for any other reason, and you waive any statutory or other right pursuant to international laws or treaties, or the laws of the jurisdiction in which you reside, to have a case relating to this Agreement adjudicated or resolved in that jurisdiction.
The products, services, and information described in this Site are available only in jurisdictions where they may be legally provided, and therefore may not be available in all regions of Canada or the United States of America or to residents of any other jurisdictions.
These Terms were last updated on September 14, 2020 and are effective immediately and replace any previously published terms. These Terms may be changed at any time at our discretion. Should we update these Terms, we will post the updates to this page.