Terms of Access
Last revised September 25th, 2019.
Thank you for visiting the Guidified website (the “Website”). The Website is operated by Origin Worldwide Corporation.
These Website Terms of Access are a binding legal agreement between Origin Worldwide Corporation, an Ontario, Canada based company, (“Origin” “we” or “us”), and you the user of the Guidified Website (“you” or “User”). By accessing, registering on or using the Guidified Website, including by communicating with us, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions (“Terms”).
READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. THEY INCLUDE VARIOUS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS, A CLAUSE THAT GOVERNS THE VENUE OF DISPUTES, AND OBLIGATIONS TO COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
Our role and some definitions.
The Guidified Website is a medium platform providing a promotional venue for Origin, and may also from time to time promote third parties and/or links to third party websites. These Terms govern your access to, and use of, the Website.
The Website and your use of the Website doesn’t change anything about your relationship with other Users, your travel agent, transportation provider, accommodations provider or any other travel-related provider(s), which relationships remain at all times governed by the terms you have agreed separately with each of them. Origin doesn’t provide advice. User is ultimately responsible for its own choices. Origin does not itself package, sell, deliver or invoice travel services to User.
Origin does not act as your agent or on your behalf.
Agreement and Modification. All of the provisions in the Terms, together with Origin’s Privacy Statement provided on the Guidified Website (the “Policies”) constitute the “Agreement” between you and Origin.
Origin reserves the right, at its entire discretion, to modify the Website or to modify these Terms at any time. If we modify these Terms, we will post the modification on our Website. We will also update the “Last Revised” date at the top of these Terms. By continuing to access or use our Website after we have posted a modification or have provided you with notice of a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms. If the modified Terms are not acceptable to you, your sole recourse is to stop using and accessing the Website.
If you have any questions for us concerning this Agreement, the Guidified Website generally, or if you notice Digital Millennium Act compliance issues, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All unauthorized, unsolicited, and/or commercial contacts from other Users outside the Guidified Website are to be reported immediately at the same email address.
Account. In order to access certain features of the Website, such as our newsletter, you may be requested to sign up for an account with us (hereinafter an “Origin Account”) by either providing us your email address and/or creating a password when requested or, when enabled, through a third-party social networking site account (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc..).
Upon your request through the Website, we may decide to issue you certain identifying information (such as an account name or number and a password) based on the identifying information that you will provide us (such as your email address) (all together “Origin Credentials”). You understand and agree that all Origin Credentials are stored with our providers and that such providers may at their discretion and from time to time use affiliates and/or various third-party providers to store your Origin Credentials.
Origin will request that its providers use reasonable efforts to keep your Origin Credentials secure.
Ongoing Information Updates. You promise to update the information you have provided to Origin in the event of any changes to your record or contact information. Specifically, with respect to your contact information, Origin may deliver notices to you at the most recent email, telephone, or address provided by you, and those notices will be considered valid even if you no longer maintain the email account, telephone number, or receive mail at that address unless you provide updated contact information to us. Also, you are and will be solely responsible for all of the activity that occurs through your Account, so please keep your password and Account information secure. You agree that you will not disclose your password to any third party and that you will take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your Origin Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify Origin of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your Origin Account. We are not responsible for your failure to comply with this clause, or for any delay in shutting down or protecting your Account after you have reported unauthorized access to us.
Third Party Sites and Ads. The Website may contain links to third party sites and advertisements for third parties (collectively, "Third Party Sites and Ads"). The manner, mode and extent of such advertising are subject to change without specific notice to you. Such Third Party Sites and Ads are not under the control of Origin and Origin is not responsible for any Third Party Sites and Ads. Origin provides these Third Party Sites and Ads only as a convenience and does not review, approve, monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations with respect to Third Party Sites and Ads. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources. When you link to a Third Party Site and Ads, the applicable service provider's terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices govern. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third party. Your transactions and other dealings with Third Party Sites and Ads that are found on or through the Website, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, are solely between you and such merchant or advertiser.
Contests. The Website may, from time to time, provide links to contests, sweepstakes or lotteries (together “Contest”) that offer prizes or that require you to submit material or information about yourself. Each Contest has its own rules, which you must read and agree to before you may enter.
User Obligations. You agree that you will always use the Website in compliance with the Terms, applicable law, and any other policies and standards provided to you by Origin.
In connection with your use of or access to the Website you may not, and you agree that you will not, nor advocate, encourage, request, or assist any third party to violate any law, including: (i) infringe, reproduce, perform, display, distribute, reverse engineer, or prepare derivative works from content that belongs to or is licensed to Origin or Origin’s clients, including works covered by any copyrights, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property, privacy, publicity, moral, or contractual rights, except with prior express written permission of Origin; and (ii) breach, violate, and/or circumvent any local, state, provincial, or federal law or other law or regulation, or any order of a court, including, without limitation, tax regulations, licensing or registration requirements, third party rights or our systems, policies, or determinations.
Violations. Origin has the right, but not the obligation, to investigate, pursue, and seek to prosecute or litigate violations of this Agreement to the fullest extent permissible by the law.
Origin reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove, suspend or disable access to any content that Origin, at its sole discretion, considers to be objectionable for any reason, in violation of this Agreement or otherwise harmful to the Website or our community. If we believe you are abusing Origin, our Users, or employees in any way or violating the letter or spirit of any of this Agreement, we may, in our sole discretion and without limiting other remedies, limit, suspend, or terminate your access to our Website, remove hosted content, and take technical and/or legal steps to prevent you from accessing or using our Website. Additionally, we reserve the right to refuse or terminate our Website to anyone for any reason at our discretion.
Support. Origin may choose, but is not obligated, to provide support. Support may be discontinued at any time.
Applicable law and venue. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. Subject to applicable law, you and Origin agree that any claim or dispute at law or equity that has arisen or may arise between us relating in any way to or arising out of this or previous versions of the Terms of Access, your use of or access to the Website or any breach, enforcement, or termination of this Agreement will be resolved in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Legal Disputes Section.
These Terms of Access will be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, except for its choice of law rules. Each party agrees to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Content. You agree that Origin and its licensors are the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title, and interest in all copyrights, trademark rights, and any and all other intellectual property rights, including right of publicity rights, worldwide, in any content on the Website including, without limitation, photos, images, diagrams, logos, audio, video, captions, data and text. You shall take no action to challenge or object to the validity of such rights or Origin and its licensor’s ownership or registration thereof.
Image or photo content. You understand that if Origin uses any image or photo content on the Website it is intended only to indicate a photographic representation of persons or objects at the time the photograph was taken, without any other representation.
Guidified Website and License. You acknowledge that all the intellectual property rights, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, in the Guidified Website are owned by Origin or Origin’s suppliers. The provision of access to the Website does not transfer to you or any third party any rights, title or interest in or to such intellectual property rights. Origin and its suppliers reserve all rights not granted in this Agreement.
Subject to your compliance with the provisions of these Terms, Origin grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, to access and view any Guidified Website content solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes. You have no right to sublicense the license rights granted in this section. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by Origin or its licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in these Terms.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you think a User is violating anyone’s copyright(s) and want to notify us, you can find information about submitting notices on the official US Digital Millennium Copyright Act site online. We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate access of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act and similar laws.
Suspension and Termination. You may discontinue your use of the Website at any time.
Origin may terminate or suspend your access to the Website for any reason or no reason. Termination of access to the Website will not release either party from any obligations incurred prior to the termination. Termination of this Agreement will not have any effect on the disclaimers, waiver or liability limitations, or legal disputes provisions under this Agreement, and all of those terms will survive any termination of this Agreement.
Disclaimers. ORIGIN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY OF THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY OF THE USERS OF ITS WEBSITE OR FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY PROVIDER OF WEBSITE CONTENT OR LINKS. THE WEBSITE INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS, AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON, PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH OR ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ORIGIN EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. Origin makes no warranty that the Website will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. Origin makes no warranty regarding the quality of any content or links on the Website or the accuracy, timeliness, truthfulness, completeness, or reliability of any content obtained through the Website. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from Origin or its service providers or through the Website or its contents, will create any warranty not expressly made herein.
Limitation of Liability and Waiver. NEITHER ORIGIN NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE WEBSITE WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES OR WEBSITE, OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS YOU HAVE TO SUE OR MAKE CLAIMS AGAINST ORIGIN AND ITS RESPECTIVE SUBSIDIARIES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS, OR EMPLOYEES (THE “ORIGIN PARTIES”) AND ANY ORIGIN USER FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, A PRODUCT OR A SERVICE MISREPRESENTED, INADEQUATE, INNACURATE, INCOMPLETE OR UNSAFE.
THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN ORIGIN AND YOU. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE §1542, WHICH STATES: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
Indemnification. To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold Origin and its subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees, and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Website or your violation of these Terms, any Website content, or your interaction with any User.
No Agency. Origin does not appoint you or any other User as its employee, mandatory, legal agent, or form any kind of legal partnership or joint venture. You are not authorized to make any commitments on behalf of Origin and Origin will not make commitments on your behalf, except as contemplated by the Website or as expressly stated in this Agreement.
Security. You acknowledge that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is perfectly secure and our means of protecting your free access to the Website is proportional to our small budget. While we strive to use providers that deploy commercially acceptable means, we cannot guarantee absolute security. We rely heavily on our service providers for security, and have asked them to follow generally accepted industry standards.
Origin’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms will not be considered a waiver of that right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and remain enforceable between the parties. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. These Terms, including Origin’s policies referenced herein, constitute the entire agreement between you and Origin with respect to the use of your Origin Account and the Website. Save as expressly provided herein, this Agreement is not intended and shall not be construed to create any rights or remedies in any parties other than you and Origin and no other person will have the ability to assert any rights as a third-party beneficiary under these Terms of Access.
You may not delegate your legal obligations or transfer any of your rights, in whole or in part, to any third party without advance written consent of Origin. You will remain responsible for your obligations hereunder in any event. An Origin Director or Officer must agree to any modification or waiver of any term of this Agreement in writing.
Notifications. Origin can be contacted at the above email address, or by writing to Origin Worldwide Corporation, 18 Alpha Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4X 1J3.