Terms and conditions

Last updated: Mar. 12, 2014

Welcome to atmac.ca.

This Website is owned and operated by ATMAC Patent Services Ltd., a company registered in and operated from the province of Alberta, Canada.

For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, the term “this Website” means all web pages under the atmac.ca domain but does not include any third-party web pages under other domains that may be linked to from atmac.ca.

Acceptance

These Terms and Conditions apply to your access to and use of this Website and constitute a legal agreement between you and ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. By accessing this Website, you indicate that you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. In the event that you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you are not permitted to use this Website and must not do so.

ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. may make changes to these Terms and Conditions at any time and will post the most recent version currently in force, along with the date that it was last changed, on the Website at the uniform resource locator (URL) of atmac.ca/terms. You agree to visit this URL from time to time to check for and review any updates to this agreement. If you no longer agree to the new Terms and Conditions, you must immediately stop using this Website.

Purpose of the Site

All content on this website is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. You should not rely on, take, or fail to take any action(s) based solely upon the content made available on this Website. The content on this website should not be relied upon in lieu of seeking professional advice.

ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice either via this Website or by any other means. Use of this Website does not create an attorney-client relationship.

ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. is a registered patent agent in Canada and represents applicants before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) in the prosecution of Canadian patent applications. This Website is intended to provide general information for clients and prospective clients of ATMAC Patent Service Ltd., along with invoice and billing information for clients who have optionally registered an account on this Website.

Optional User Registration

You may, if you choose, register an account on this Website. By registering and using an account on this Website, you understand and accept that any information sent or received over the Internet is generally not secure. ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. cannot guarantee security of any communication to or from this Website. ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. does not assume any responsibility or risk for your use of an account on this Website as accessed over the Internet.

Should you choose to register an account, you acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any user ID and/or passwords associated with any account you use to access or use this Website and that you will be solely responsible for all activities that occur under your account.

In the event you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or your account, you must notify ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. immediately. ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. will not be responsible for the unauthorized use of your account by any other person and is under no obligation to confirm the actual identity of the user who logs in with a particular password or user ID.

You may not use your account on this Website to post, upload, or otherwise transmit information or pictures that are defamatory, a breach of privacy or otherwise unlawful.

You agree that ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. may make certain requirements for the format of your password and user ID and, at its sole discretion, require you to change either or both of your password and user ID for any reason. If you fail to change your password or user ID when requested, you understand that ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. will terminate access to your account.

This Website uses email to send notifications to registered users who have provided email addresses. By registering as a user and providing your email address on this Website you understand and agree that email is not a secure communications channel and can be intercepted, "sniffed," accidentally sent to the wrong email address, or otherwise misdirected or failed to be delivered to the intended recipient. If you prefer that the Website does not email you any correspondence, do not include your email address in your account details on the Website. By providing your email address to the Website, you accept the risks inherent with email communications and you release ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. from any liability regarding any misdirected communications, whether or not ATMAC Patent Services Ltd., or this Website or its operation is at fault.

Use at your own risk

ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the content of this Website. Information provided on this Website may contain obsolete information, technical inaccuracies, and typographical errors. Fees charged by third-party entities such as the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) may change at any time and any third-party fees quoted on this Website may therefore reflect obsolete pricing. Currency exchange rates frequently fluctuate in value and any rates posted on this Website are not the most current rate. You must verify the correctness of any information obtained from this Website before using it for any purpose.

ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. may change the format, content, and functionality of this Website at any time. ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. may also at any time suspend or terminate the operation of this Website for support or maintenance work, in order to update the content, to permanently close the Website, or for any other reason.

License to use this Website

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 Website for your personal, noncommercial use, and are granted the right to download, store and print single copies of items comprising the content of this Website for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such content.

Third party links

This Website includes links to external or third party websites. Third party links are provided for your convenience only and to help you find relevant websites, information, services and/or products, which may be of interest to you quickly and easily. It is your responsibility to decide whether any information, services and/or products available through any of these third-party websites are suitable for your purposes.

External or third party websites are accessed at your own risk and responsibility and ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. is not in any way responsible or liable for the owners or operators of these websites, for any goods or services they supply or for the content, use or availability of their websites.

ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. does not give or enter into any conditions, warranties or other terms or representations in relation to any such external or third-party website nor does it accept any liability in relation to any of these (including any liability arising out of any claim that the content of any external or third-party website to which this Website includes a link infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party).

Privacy Policy

ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. will only utilize personal information that you submit through this Website in accordance with its Privacy Policy. Similar to this Terms and Conditions agreement, the Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time. ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. will post the most recent version currently in force, along with the date that it was last changed, on the Website at the uniform resource locator (URL) of atmac.ca/privacy. You agree to check the Privacy Policy on a frequent basis for changes. You hereby consent to the use of your Personal Information for the limited purposes as set forth in the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the Privacy Policy you must not use this Website.

Termination

ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. may, in its sole discretion, cancel or terminate your right to use this Website, or any part of the Website, at any time without notice. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access the Website or the part of the Website affected by such cancellation or termination. All restrictions imposed on you with respect to the content of the Website set out in this agreement are still in effect after termination. ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. shall not be liable to any party for termination of your right to use this Website. If terminated from access, you agree to not attempt to access or re-register an account on this Website until obtaining written permission from ATMAC Patent Services Ltd.

Limitation of Liability

Subject to applicable law, in no event shall ATMAC Patent Services Ltd., or its members, directors, officers, employees, shareholders, 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 this Website regardless of the cause and whether arising in contract (including fundamental breach), tort (including negligence), or otherwise. The foregoing limitation shall apply even if ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. knew of or ought to have known of the possibility of such damages.

Disclaimer of Warranties

This Website including all of its content and functionality is provided "as is" and “as available”, without warranty or condition of any kind, either express or implied. ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. 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 this Website, to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law. Although ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. endeavours to provide content on this Website that is correct, accurate and timely, no representations or warranties are made regarding the Website including, without limitation, no representation or warranty that (i) the Website including its content and functionality will be accurate, reliable, complete, current, timely or suitable for any particular purpose, (ii) that the operation and functionality of the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, (iii) that defects or errors in the Website including its content and operation will be corrected, (iv) that the Website including its content and design will be free from viruses, malware, exploits, vulnerabilities, or other harmful components, and (v) that communications to or from the Website will be secure and/or not intercepted. You acknowledge and agree that you are using this Website including its content, if applicable, at your own risk and liability.

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 this Website (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 this Website. You will indemnify and hold each of the Released Parties from and against any claims, losses, judgements, damages, costs and expenses (including without limitation, reasonable legal fees) incurred by any of them due to or resulting from your use of this Website including all of its content and functionality 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 Website.

Intellectual property

This Website contains materials, including text and photographs which are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property rights. All copyright and other intellectual property rights in these materials are either owned by ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. or have been licensed to it by the owner(s) of those rights.

This Website employs the service mark "ATMAC" owned by ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. You are permitted to use this service mark when truthfully referring to patent services offered by ATMAC Patent Services Ltd.; all other usage of this service mark is not permitted without written permission from ATMAC Patent Services Ltd.

Partial Invalidity

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. The headings used in this Agreement are included for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions are governed by and to be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Alberta and in the event of any dispute arising in relation to these Terms and Conditions or any dispute arising in relation to the Website whether in contract or tort or otherwise the Alberta courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over such dispute, unless mandatory applicable law requires otherwise.

You agree and hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Alberta with respect to all matters relating to your access to and use of the Web site.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this Terms and Conditions agreement, please contact ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. at info@atmac.ca. Other methods to contact ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. are provided at the URL of atmac.ca/contact.