PRIVACY POLICY

Thank you for visiting our web site Hope Café. This privacy policy tells you how we use personal information collected at the Site. Please read this privacy policy before using the Site or submitting any personal information. By using the Site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. These practices may be changed, but any changes will be posted and changes will only apply to activities and information on a going forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the Site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this privacy policy are for this web site only. If you link to other web sites, please review the privacy policies posted at those sites.

Collection of Information

We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request, such as adding you to the Site’s newsletter mailing list, commenting on the blog, commenting on articles, submitting photos and stories and participating in webinars. This information is only used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner.

Cookie/Tracking Technology

The Site may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered.  Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the Site, and understanding how visitors use the Site. Cookies can also help customize the Site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties.

Distribution of Information

We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

Commitment to Data Security

Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from the Site allow you to opt out of further mailings. 

Privacy Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:

By e-mail: donna@hopecafe.net
By Phone: (403)457-2107

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes to this policy will be posted.

TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT

Acceptance

This Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you and Hope Café Ltd. (“Hope Café”), the owner and operator of this Web site (the “Site”).  It states the Terms and Conditions under which you may access and use the Site.  By accessing and using the Site, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement.  If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, you must not access or use the Site.  Hope Café may revise this Agreement at any time by updating this posting.  Use of the Site after such changes are posted will signify your acceptance of these revised terms.  You should visit this page periodically to review this Agreement.

Not Professional Advice

Information made available on the Site in any form is for information purposes only.  You should not rely on, or take or fail to take any action, based upon this information.  Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking professional advice because of something you have read on this Site.

Ownership of Content

All materials displayed or otherwise accessible through this Site, including but not limited to text, graphics, videos, photos, trade-marks, logos and other materials (collectively, “Content”) are protected by copyright and trade-mark laws, and are owned by Hope Café and its licensors, or the party accredited as the provider of the Content.  Except as granted in the limited licence herein, any use of the Content, including modification, transmission, presentation, distribution, republication, or other exploitation of the Site or of its Content, whether in whole or in part, is prohibited without the express prior written consent of Hope Café.

Limited Licence

Subject to the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement, you are hereby granted a limited, non-transferable and non-exclusive licence to access, view and use the Site for your personal, non-commercial use, and are granted the right to download, store and print single copies of items comprising the Content for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such Content.

Links

The Site contains links to third-party web sites.  These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Hope Café of the contents of such third-party web sites.  Hope Café is not responsible for the content of any third-party web site, nor does it make any representation or warranty of any kind regarding any third-party web site including, without limitation (i) any representation or warranty regarding the legality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, timeliness, security, suitability of any content on any third-party web site, (ii) any representation or warranty regarding the merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose of any material, content, software, goods, or services located at or made available through such third-party web sites, and (iii) any representation or warranty that the operation of the third-party web site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects or errors in such third-party web sites will be corrected, or that such third-party web sites will be free from viruses or other harmful components.  You also understand and agree that Hope Café’s privacy policy is applicable only while you are using the Site.  Once you are linked to another web site, you should read the privacy policy of that web site before disclosing any personal information.

Limitation of Liability

Subject to applicable law, in no event shall Hope Café, or its partners, employees, consultants, agents, or licensors (“Released Parties”) be liable for damages of any kind including, without limitation, any direct, special, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages including, without limitation, any loss or damages in the nature of or relating to lost business, lost savings, lost data and/or lost profits arising from your use of, reliance upon, or inability to use the Site or the Content, regardless of the cause and whether arising in contract (including fundamental breach), tort (including negligence), or otherwise.  The foregoing limitation shall apply even if Hope Café knew of or ought to have known of the possibility of such damages.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Site and the Content is provided “as is” and “as available”, without warranty or condition of any kind, either express or implied.  Hope Café expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions, including any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, quiet enjoyment or non-infringement in respect to the Site and the Content, to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law.  While Hope Café endeavors to provide Content that is correct, accurate and timely, no representations or warranties are made regarding the Site and/or the Content including, without limitation, no representation or warranty that (i) the Web site or Content will be accurate, reliable, complete, current, timely or suitable for any particular purpose, (ii) that the operation of the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, (iii) that defects or errors in the Site or the Content will be corrected, (iv) that the Site will be free from viruses, malware, worms or other harmful components, and (v) that communications to or from the Site will be secure and/or not intercepted.  You acknowledge and agree that you are using the Site and the Content, if applicable, at your own risk and liability.

Release and Indemnity

You hereby agree to release each of the Released Parties from, and in no event shall any or all of the Released Parties be liable to you or any other person or entity, for any and all liabilities and damages (including any direct, indirect, special, exemplary or consequential damages, including lost profits) whatsoever or arising from your use of the Site (including any breach by you thereof), the Content or otherwise relating to this Agreement and you agree that your sole remedy for any claim, loss, damage, costs or expenses is to cease using the Site.  You will indemnify and hold each of the Released Parties from and against any claims, losses, judgments, damages, costs and expenses (including without limitation, reasonable legal fees) incurred by any of them due to or resulting from your use of the Site, the Content or otherwise relating to this Agreement (including any breach by you thereof).  You will also indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of Content from this Site.

Privacy Policy

Hope Café will treat any personal information that you submit through this Site in accordance with its privacy policy.  Please read and review Hope Café’s privacy policies and practices in detail, as such policy may be amended from time to time.  Hope Café advises you to check the privacy policy on a frequent basis for changes.  You hereby consent to the use of your personal information by Hope Café in accordance with the terms and for the limited purposes set forth in the privacy policy.

Security

Any information sent or received over the Internet is generally not secure.  Hope Café cannot guarantee security of any communication to or from the Site.  Hope Café does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of the Internet.

Passwords

Any passwords and user ID’s used for this Site are for individual use only.  You will be responsible for the security of your password and user ID (if any).  Hope Café will be entitled to monitor your password and user ID and, at its discretion, require you to change it.  If you use a password that Hope Café considers insecure, Hope Café will be entitled to require the password to be changed and/or terminate your account.  You further agree not to disclose your password or user ID to any other person and Hope Café will not be responsible for the unauthorized use of your profile by any other person and are under no obligation to confirm the actual identity of any password or user ID.  You agree to notify Hope Café immediately upon becoming aware of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of the your password or user ID to gain access to your profile, or any breach of security, via e-mail to donna@hopecafe.net if at any time your password or user ID is, or you believe it has been, lost, stolen, disclosed, or otherwise compromised.  Hope Café cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these provisions.

Trade Marks

Names, words, titles, phrases, logos, designs, graphics, icons and trade marks displayed on the Site may constitute registered or unregistered trade marks of Hope Café or third parties.  While certain trade marks of third parties may be used by Hope Café under licence, the display of third party trade marks on the Site should not be taken to imply any relationship or licence between Hope Café and the owner of said trade mark or to imply that Hope Café endorses the wares, services or business of the owner of the said trade mark.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The Site is operated by Hope Café from its offices within the Province of Alberta, Canada.  By accessing or using the Site, you agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, the Site and its Content shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta and the federal laws of Canada, without regard to conflict of laws principles.  You agree and hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Alberta with respect to all matters relating to your access to and use of the Site.

Termination

Hope Café may, in its sole discretion, cancel or terminate your right to use the Site, or any part of the Site, at any time without notice.  In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access the Site or the part of the Site affected by such cancellation or termination.  The restrictions imposed on you with respect to both Content and the Site set out in this Agreement shall survive.  Hope Café shall not be liable to any party for such termination.

Entire Agreement

Except for any agreement in respect of Content, this is the entire agreement between you and Hope Café relating to your access and use of the Site and the Content herein.

General

If any term or provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, it shall be severed and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force without being invalidated in any way.  You may not assign, convey, subcontract or delegate your rights, duties or obligations hereunder.  Hope Café will not be considered to have waived any of its rights or remedies described in this Agreement unless the waiver is in writing and signed by Hope Café.  No delay or omission by Hope Café in exercising its rights or remedies will impair or be construed as a waiver.  Any single or partial exercise of a right or remedy will not preclude further exercise of any other right or remedy.  Hope Café’s failure to enforce the strict performance of any provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of Hope Café’s right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provisions of this Agreement.  The headings used in this Agreement are included for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

The materials on and accessible through this web site (the “Site”) have been prepared for informational purposes only and do not constitute professional advice.  The information provided by and accessed through the Site has been provided from personal experience and obtained from third parties.  Hope Café Ltd. (“Hope Café”) does not verify the accuracy or completeness of such information, and neither assumes responsibility for nor guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information or other materials that may be accessed through the Site.

The Site contains links to third-party websites that may not be under the control of Hope Café.  Hope Café makes no representations whatsoever about any website to which you may have access through the Site.  Access to any third-party website is done at your own risk.  Hope Café is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any qualitative or quantitative information available on these websites or for the quality of any products or services available on such sites.  These links are provided merely as a convenience and this does not imply an endorsement or acceptance of responsibility for the content or use of the linked websites.

The Site and all content and information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind.  Hope Café EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES and conditions with regard to the Site and any results obtained from use of the Site including, without limitation, all conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use.  HOPE CAFÉ SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES, DAMAGES, COSTS OR EXPENSES RELATING TO THE ADEQUACY, ACCURACY, TRUTH, COMPLETENESS OR USE OF THE CONTENT AND INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE.

If any provision of this disclosure is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of this disclosure.