Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

By accessing this website and any other websites associated with CIMA (“website”), and any of their pages, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below (“Terms and Conditions”). If you do not agree with these Terms and Conditions, immediately exit from the website and do not access any other pages.

Changes

Changes may be made at any time to the Terms and Conditions, without prior notice to you. It is your responsibility to review the Terms and Conditions each time you enter the website. Your continued use of the website constitutes your acceptance to be bound by the Terms and Conditions and any changes thereto.

References

References to the Canadian Internet Marketing Association (“CIMA”) in these Terms and Conditions includes The Canadian Internet Marketing Association, their subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as their directors, officers, employees, trustees, agents and other representatives.

Ownership, Copyright and Permitted Use

All Content (as defined below) contained on the website is the property of CIMA, its content suppliers or its licensors as the case may be, and is protected by Canadian and international copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws.

“Content” includes any and all material, information in text, graphical, video and audio forms, images, reports, articles, publications, data, text, files, databases, charts, graphics, photographs, illustrations, webpages, software, interfaces, product names, maps, company names, trademarks, logos and trade names contained on the website.

Certain names, words, titles, phrases, logos, icons, graphics or designs in the pages of the website may constitute trade names, registered or unregistered trademarks or service marks (“Trademarks”) of CIMA or of third parties that are used under licence. The display of Trademarks on the website does not imply the grant of any licence to any other party and, except with the express written consent of CIMA, the use of any Trademarks is prohibited.

CIMA hereby grants a personal, limited, revocable, non-transferable and non-exclusive license to access, read and download the Content located on the website for personal, non-commercial and not-for-profit use only. The website is made available for lawful, personal use only.

You may print pages from the website for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you do not modify any of the Content and you do not remove or alter any visible or non-visible identification, marks, notices or disclaimers.

Other than as specifically described herein, the website and its Content may not be copied, imitated, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, modified, indexed, catalogued, merged with other data, mirrored or distributed in any way, in whole or in part, without the express written consent of CIMA.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

The Content on the website is intended for educational and informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to provide professional or marketing  advice and, to the extent that professional or marketing advice is required, users should consult with qualified professionals. Information in text files, interactive tools, messages or articles on this website cannot replace consultations with qualified professionals to meet your individual needs.

The Content is obtained from a number of sources and is provided without charge on an “as is” basis without any representation, warranty or condition, whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise, as to quality, accuracy, completeness, legality, currency, reliability, efficacy or fitness for a particular purpose.

CIMA and its content providers shall have no liability, whether direct, indirect, consequential, contingent, special or incidental, related to or arising from the Content on the website or the use thereof, whether based on breach of contract or tort, including without limitation negligence, infringement of intellectual property rights, strict liability, breach of warranty, failure of essential purpose, fundamental breach or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility thereof.

Advertising and Editorial Independence

The presence of advertising or a sponsor logo on the website does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by CIMA, nor is it a guarantee for the quality, value or effectiveness of any products, services or methods advertised by our sponsors. No advertising or sponsorship is intended to substitute for the advice of a qualified professional.

CIMA maintains editorial independence and operational separation from our corporate sponsors. CIMA makes decisions about the Content without interference from our corporate sponsors and none of our information is altered or edited by our corporate sponsors.

Privacy Policy

CIMA, in accordance with industry-standard practice, monitors use of the website by means of tracking software and other methods (such as “cookies”). CIMA employs safeguards to secure the information contained on and collected through the website, and collects, uses and discloses personal information in accordance with its privacy policy, which is incorporated by reference and available by clicking here. This privacy policy may be amended by CIMA from time to time, in its sole discretion, without notification or being liable to you or any other person, by making an amended privacy policy accessible through the website. Each time you use the website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by CIMA in accordance with the privacy policy as it then reads.

Email Policy

CIMA, in accordance with industry-standard practice, follows the CASL legislation. By submitting the membership form, you agree to receive emails from CIMA.

Membership

There is no fee for membership. By agreeing to become a member, you agree that your information may be used in accordance with our privacy policy. You give consent to CIMA to use your information for research purposes. It will be done so anonymously.

Local Chapters

Local chapters of CIMA are independently run. CIMA cannot be held responsible for anything related to communications, interactions, events, or anything else related to what happens with local chapters. If something is deemed inappropriate, you may contact CIMA which can revoke local chapter status.

Linking Policy

We encourage other reputable websites to link to the https://www.internetmarketingassociation.ca in a manner that does not imply endorsement or approval of your website/product/service. Use of our logo is not permitted without express written consent. CIMA reserves the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to the website.

Linked Sites

While the website may contain links to third party sites (“Linked Sites”), CIMA is not responsible for the content of any Linked Sites. CIMA provides links to Linked Sites for informational purposes and for the convenience of its users only. CIMA makes no representation or warranty regarding any Linked Sites or their content, and does not endorse any Linked Sites or any views expressed, information contained in, or products or services appearing, available or described thereon. Links to Linked Sites do not imply that CIMA sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, the Linked Sites or their associated companies or products, or is legally authorized to use any content displayed in or accessed through the links to the Linked Sites. CIMA does not control or guarantee the currency, accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information found on Linked Sites. CIMA cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials published on Linked Sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsors of those Linked Sites. CIMA is not responsible for transmissions users may receive from Linked Sites. CIMA is not responsible for or liable in any way for commercial transactions which users transact with Linked Sites. When you access such Linked Sites, you are doing so at your own risk and are subject to the terms and conditions of use of the Linked Sites in question.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless CIMA from and against any and all actions, proceedings, costs, claims, damages, demands, liabilities and costs, including without limitation reasonable legal fees and expenses, sustained and/or incurred by CIMA, directly or indirectly, arising out of or connected to your use of the website or the Content in breach of these Terms and Conditions, your violation or infringement of the rights of others, and/or your violation of any applicable laws. You will assist and co-operate as fully as reasonably required by CIMA in the defence of any such claim or demand.

Governing Law and Dispute Resolution

The Terms and Conditions and all matters relating thereto are governed by the laws of the Province of Quebec and the federal laws of Canada, excluding any rules of private international law or the conflict of laws which would lead to the application of any other laws. Any dispute between CIMA and you arising from or relating to the website or the Content or the Terms and Conditions shall be resolved before the courts of the Province of Quebec sitting in the City of Montreal, and you hereby irrevocably submit to the original and exclusive jurisdiction of those Courts in respect of any such dispute.

Feedback

If you have any comments or questions about the Terms and Conditions or your use of the website or any part thereof, please contact CIMA. To contact someone at CIMA, please visit the ”Contact Us” page.

General

If any provision of the Terms and Conditions is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from the rest of the Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

No waiver by either party of any breach of or default of the Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. CIMA’s failure to enforce any provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of such provision.

The Terms and Conditions, including any changes made from time to time, constitute the entire agreement between you and CIMA relating to your use of the website and supersede all previous Terms and Conditions, written, oral or otherwise, between you and CIMA with respect to your use of the website and the Content. The Terms and Conditions do not vary, alter, modify or otherwise affect any other more specific agreements between you and CIMA regarding other matters.