Terms of Use

Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE  

WHAT’S IN THESE TERMS?  

These terms tell you the rules for using our website www.garda.com (our site). This policy sets out the content standards that apply when you upload content to our site, make contact with other users on our site, link to our site, or interact with our site in any other way.

WHO WE ARE AND HOW TO CONTACT US  

www.garda.com is a site operated by Garda World Security Corporation (”We”). We are registered in Canada under company number 1007566-3 and have our registered office at 1390 Rue Barré, Montreal QC H3C 1N4 Canada.

To contact us, please email [email protected].

BY USING OUR SITE YOU ACCEPT THESE TERMS  

By using our site, you confirm that you accept the terms of this policy and that you agree to comply with them. You also agree to comply with all laws and regulations applicable to the use of this website, the use of the internet, and to the activities involved in using this website. If you, or the entity through which you were provided access to this website, whether via a log-in ID and password or otherwise, subscribed to certain content by way of executing a written agreement, then this policy shall be supplemental to such agreement, and use of this website is subject the terms of the agreement in addition to this policy.

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.

We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

THERE ARE OTHER TERMS THAT MAY APPLY TO YOU  

This policy refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site.

 

If you purchase goods from our site, the relevant terms and conditions of supply relating to such goods and services will apply to the sales.

WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THESE TERMS  

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO OUR SITE  

We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our products, our users’ needs and our business priorities.

WE MAY SUSPEND OR WITHDRAW OUR SITE  

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.                                        

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of this policy and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

YOU MUST KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT DETAILS SAFE  

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of this policy.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at [email protected].

HOW YOU MAY USE MATERIAL ON OUR SITE  

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You acknowledge that this website and the content, was developed, compiled, prepared, revised, selected and arranged by us and our affiliated third parties and information providers (“Data Providers”) through the application of methods and standards of judgment developed and applied through the expenditure of substantial time, effort and money, and constitute valuable intellectual property and trade secrets of us or such relevant Data Provider. You hereby agree to protect the proprietary rights of us or the relevant Data Provider in this website and its content. You agree and acknowledge that, as between you and us and our Data Providers, this website and its content, as may be amended from time to time, is the sole and exclusive property of us and our Data Providers (as applicable), and shall not be considered works for hire.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

You may not use any linking, deep-linking, framing or page-scraping technology, robots, spiders or other automatic devices, programs, algorithms or methodologies, or any similar or equivalent manual processes, to access, acquire, copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of this website, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of this website, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through this website.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of this policy, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

DO NOT RELY ON INFORMATION ON THIS SITE  

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEBSITES WE LINK TO  

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

USER-GENERATED CONTENT IS NOT APPROVED BY US  

This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us on [email protected].

OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU  

Whether you are a consumer or a business user:

  • We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so.
  • Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of the supply of any products to you, which will be set out in the relevant terms and conditions of supply.

 

If you are a business user:

  • We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.
  • We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
    • use of, or inability to use, our site; or
    • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
  • In particular, we will not be liable for:
    • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
    • business interruption;
    • loss of anticipated savings;
    • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
    • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

 

If you are a consumer user:

  • Please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.
  • If defective digital content that we have supplied, damages a device or digital content belonging to you, we will not be liable for damage that you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage that was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.

 

Indemnification

You will indemnify, defend and hold harmless us, our affiliates, directors, officers, agents employees, successors, ("Indemnitees") from and against any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and expenses arising as a result of any claims, suits or proceedings (collectively, "Claims") brought by any third party against any Indemnitees arising from your use of this website.

HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION  

We will only use your personal information as set out in our Privacy Notice

WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR VIRUSES AND YOU MUST NOT INTRODUCE THEM  

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

RULES ABOUT LINKING TO OUR SITE  

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in this policy.

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact [email protected].

OUR TRADE MARKS ARE REGISTERED  

You are not permitted to use any of our trademarks without our approval.

PROHIBITED USES  

You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:

  • In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
  • In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
  • For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
  • To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards (see below).
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).

 

You also agree:

  • Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use.
  • Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • any part of our site;
    • any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
    • any software used in the provision of our site; or
    • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

 

CONTENT STANDARDS  

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (Contribution), and to any interactive services associated with it.

The content standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.

We will determine, at our discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards.

A Contribution must:

  • Be accurate (where it states facts).
  • Be genuinely held (where it states opinions).
  • Comply with the law applicable in Canada and in any country from which it is posted.

 

A Contribution must not:

  • Be defamatory of any person.
  • Be obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
  • Promote sexually explicit material.
  • Promote violence.
  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
  • Be likely to deceive any person.
  • Breach any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
  • Promote any illegal activity.
  • Be in contempt of court.
  • Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
  • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  • Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
  • Give the impression that the Contribution emanates from GardaWorld, if this is not the case.
  • Advocate, promote, incite any party to commit, or assist any unlawful or criminal act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
  • Contain a statement which you know or believe, or have reasonable grounds for believing, that members of the public to whom the statement is, or is to be, published are likely to understand as a direct or indirect encouragement or other inducement to the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
  • Contain any advertising or promote any services or web links to other sites.

 

BREACH OF THIS POLICY  

When we consider that a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with this policy constitutes a material breach of the terms upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any Contribution uploaded by you to our site.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Further legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary or as required by law.

 

We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of this policy. The actions we may take are not limited to those described above, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

You also agree that any violation by you of this policy will constitute an unlawful and unfair business practice, and will cause irreparable harm to us or our Data Providers, for which monetary damages would be inadequate, and you consent to us obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that we deem necessary or appropriate in such circumstances. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies we may have at law or in equity. You agree that we may, in our sole discretion and without prior notice, terminate your access to this website, for cause, which includes (but is not limited to): (i) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (ii) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (iii) discontinuance or material modification of this website or any service offered on or through this website, or (iv) unexpected technical issues or problems. If we do take any legal action against you as a result of your violation of this policy, we will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable legal costs of such action, in addition to any other relief granted to us. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for termination of your access to this website as a result of any violation of this policy.

WHICH COUNTRY’S LAWS APPLY TO ANY DISPUTES?  

Please note that this policy, its subject matter and its formation, is governed by Canadian law. You and we both agree that the courts of Canada will have exclusive jurisdiction.