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Terms of Service

GLOBAL RESEARCH LIBRARY INC. ("GRL") TERMS OF SERVICE

Last updated on July 14, 2016

1. Acceptance of Terms

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SITE. Your use of edu.global is expressly conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the following terms of service (the "Agreement"). If you accept the terms of this Agreement, click on the "I Accept" button below. That action is the equivalent of your signature and indicates your acceptance of this Agreement and that you intend to be legally bound by it. If you are entering into this Agreement on behalf of a company, organization or another legal entity (an "Entity"), you are agreeing to the terms of this Agreement for that Entity and representing to GRL that you have the authority to bind such Entity and its affiliates to this Agreement. If you do not agree with it, please click on the "Back" button of your browser or click on the "Cancel" button below to exit this website.

Note that all of the terms of this Agreement are subject to the laws of the place where you live, and some of them might not be binding on you under those laws.

This Agreement applies to the Web site edu.global (the "Site") and the Services (as defined in Section 2 below) provided herein. In addition, when using particular Services provided through the Site, you shall be subject to any additional posted guidelines, rules, and terms and conditions applicable to such Services. All such guidelines, rules, and terms and conditions are hereby incorporated by reference into the Agreement.

This Site is provided by Global Research Library, Inc. ("GRL") subject to this Agreement, which may be updated by us from time to time. GRL may, in its sole discretion and for any reason, modify, supplement or amend this Agreement without any notice or liability to you or any other person, by posting a revised Agreement on the edu.global Web site . Your continue use of the Site signifies your acceptance of the revised Agreement, so check back frequently to read the most recent version. You can determine if the Agreement has been revised by referring to the "Last Updated" date at the top of this page.

Any questions about the meaning or application of this Agreement should be directed to legal@edu.global or to Global Research Library, Inc., Box 305, 4025 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 7K8.

2. Description of the Services

GRL provides users with access to a rich collection of online resources, including, but not limited to, searchable databases, learning tools, graphics, software, descriptors of website links, and URLs directed to other websites, and other specialized information (the "Services"). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the Services made available through the Site shall be subject to the then-current Agreement. Subject to your compliance with this Agreement, you may access and use the Services.

3. GRL’s Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that all text, graphics, content, video, audio and the selection and arrangement of the Site (the "Content") are the property of GRL and/or its various subsidiaries, affiliates, third party providers and distributors ("Third Parties"), and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, database or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by GRL, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on any materials, including the Content, made available on or through the Site, in whole or in part.

The compilation of all Content on the Site is the exclusive property of GRL and protected by Canadian and international copyright laws. All software used on this Site is the property of GRL or its software suppliers and protected by Canadian and international copyright laws.

4. Registration Obligations 

You are not obligated to register with us in order to access certain features and information available to the general public on the Site. We offer certain Services through the Site however, for which registration and a subscription is necessary. A fee is charged for this subscription. All submissions of your information are governed by our Privacy Policy. To become a user, you will select your own user name and password at the time of registration. We may refuse to grant you, and you may not use, a user name (or e-mail address) that is already being used by someone else; that may impersonate another person; that belongs to another person, without his or her prior consent; that violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person; that is vulgar or otherwise offensive; or that we reject for any other reason in our sole discretion.

In consideration of your use of the Site and the Services, you agree, where information is requested, to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself, and to maintain and update it promptly. You agree that if any information you provide is false, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we may terminate your use of the Site and/or the Services. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and agree not to transfer your use of or access to the Site or any Services to any third party except as we have authorized in writing. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password and/or user name. You agree to immediately notify GRL of any unauthorized use of your password or user nameor if you know or suspect that your login name or password has been lost or stolen, has become known to any other person, or has been otherwise compromised. GRL is not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with any or all of the foregoing obligations.

All login names and passwords remain the property of GRL. GRL is not under any obligation to verify the actual identity or authority of the user of any login name or password.
 


5. GRL Privacy Policy

You have read GRL’s Privacy Policy the terms of which are incorporated into this Agreement, and you agree that the terms of those policies are reasonable. You consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by GRL in accordance with the terms of and for the purposes set out in the GRL’s Privacy Policy. 

6. Rules of Conduct

You may use this website only if you have reached the age of majority where you live and you can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. You may not use this website if you live in a jurisdiction where access to or use of the website or any part of it may be illegal or prohibited. It is solely your responsibility to determine whether your use of this website is lawful, and you must comply with all applicable laws.

While using the Site and/or any Service, you will comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. In addition, GRL expects users of the Site and any Service to respect the rights and dignity of others, and your use thereof is conditional on your compliance with the following Rules of Conduct. You will not:

A. Use the Site for any illegal purpose; or encourage conduct that constitutes a criminal offense; or which encourages or provides instructional information about illegal activities, or activities such as hacking, cracking, or phreaking.

B. Interfere with any other user's right to privacy. In addition, you will not harvest personally identifiable information about users of the Site without their express consent.

C. Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, any GRL representative or another user of GRL's Services; falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make without our prior written consent.
 
D. Post, transmit, or otherwise make available any virus, worm, Trojan Horse, Easter egg, Ransomware, time bomb, spyware, malicious intrusion or any other computer code, file, or program that may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software, or telecommunications equipment.

E. Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Site or any Services, or the servers or networks that provide the Services; or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of such networks.

F. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using the Site, including by means of hacking or defacing any portion of the Sites.

G. Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Services, use of the Services, or access to the Services or the Site.

H. Modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of the Site.

I. Remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice contained on the Site.

J. Frame or mirror any part of the Sites without GRL's prior written authorization.

K. Create a database or document for public distribution or sale by systematically downloading and storing all or any of the content on the Site.

L. Contribute, post or transmit to the Site any infringing, unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content or any content that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam."

7. Payment
 

All charges associated with access to and use of the Service ("Subscription Charges") are due in full upon commencement of the period for which you have agreed to subscribe for the Services (the "Subscription Term"). No refunds or credits for Subscription Charges or other fees or payments will be provided to you.

If you wish to purchase a subscription for the Services, you will be asked to register and supply certain information applicable to your purchase. You understand that any such information will be treated by us in the manner described in our Privacy Policy. You agree that all information that you provide to us will be accurate, current, and complete. You agree to pay all charges incurred for the subscription made in connection with your user name and/or account at the price(s) in effect when such charges are incurred. You will also pay all applicable taxes resulting from your subscription. Credit card payments for purchases made online may be made by credit card through externally-offered payment systems. GRL does not store credit card information such as card numbers and expiry dates on its Site.

Unless otherwise stated, all prices quoted are payable in Canadian Dollars and do not include GST, PST, QST, HST, or other applicable taxes.

GRL reserves the right to change the amount of any fee or charge and to institute new fees or charges at any time for any Service, effective upon GRL posting notice thereof.

8. Termination

You may elect to terminate your subscription to the Services at or prior to the end of your then current Subscription Term by providing notice, in accordance with this Agreement. No refunds or credits for Subscription Charges or other fees or payments will be provided to you if you elect to terminate your subscription to the Services prior to the end of your then effective Subscription Term.

GRL may elect to terminate your subscription to the Services as of the end of your then current Subscription Term by providing notice, in accordance with this Agreement. In addition, you agree that GRL may terminate or restrict your use of the Site and/or Services if GRL, in its sole discretion, believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement, the Privacy Policy, or any additional posted guidelines, rules, and terms and conditions applicable to any Services provided through the Site. You agree that any termination or restriction of your access to the Site and/or the Services under any provision of this Agreement may be effected at any time without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that GRL may immediately deactivate or delete your password and user name and all related information and files associated with it and/or bar any further access to such files or the Services. GRL shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Services.

9. Monitoring and Disclosure of Content

GRL enables visitors to the Site to provide GRL with feedback by email or otherwise ("Customer Content"). If you provide Customer Content you grant GRL a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, delete, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display that Customer Content throughout the world in any media, now known or later developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without providing compensation to you or any other person, without any liability whatsoever, and free from any obligation of confidence, and you waive any and all moral rights in the Customer Content. You also grant GRL the right to use the name you submit with the Customer Content, if any, in connection with GRL’s rights set out in this section.

You acknowledge that GRL does not pre-screen all Customer Content posted on its site, and that GRL shall not be responsible for policing, monitoring, or editing such content.

You acknowledge and agree that GRL may preserve any content that is posted on or made available through the Site, and may disclose any content and its origin if GRL believes that it is required to do so by law, or that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process or governmental requests; (b) enforce the Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of Third Parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or safety of the Site, their users, or the public.

10. LIABILITY DISCLAIMER - READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY

EXCEPT AS EXPLICITLY PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT AS AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, GRL AND THE THIRD PARTIES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SITE AND/OR ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE SITE, ALL OF WHICH ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MUST EVALUATE, AND BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, AND ANY CONTENT AND SUBMISSIONS, INCLUDING ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF SUCH CONTENT OR SUBMISSIONS.

GRL AND THE THIRD PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, RELIABILITY OR SUITABILITY OF THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, OR ANY OF THE CONTENT OR DATA FOUND ON THE SITE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS IN RESPECT OF THE SITE, ITS CONTENT OR DATA, AND ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED ON THE SITE, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THOSE ARISING BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN LAW OR FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE.

GRL and the Third Parties are not responsible for late, lost, incomplete, illegible, misdirected or stolen messages or mail, unavailable network connections, failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions, on-line failures, hardware, software or other technical malfunctions or disturbances or any other communications failures or circumstances affecting, disrupting or corrupting communications.

GRL and the Third Parties assume no responsibility, and will not be liable for, any damages to, or any viruses affecting your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing on the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from the Site or linking to other Internet sites or resources available from the Site.

GRL shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of any Content, feature, or product offered on the Site.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, GRL WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER THEORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, EVEN IF GRL HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN PARTICULAR, AND WITHOUT LIMITATION, GRL WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR SYSTEM DOWNTIME OR INABILITY TO ACCESS SUBSCRIPTIONS, FROM SERVICES ACQUIRED THROUGH THE SITE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE.

 

11. Maximum Liability

 

If GRL or any of the Third Parties should be found liable for any loss or damage which arises out of or is in any way connected with any of the functions or uses of the Site or its content, or any of the products or services offered on the Site, the liability of GRL and the Third Parties will in no event exceed in the aggregate $100 CAD.

In no event will GRL or any of the Third Parties be liable for any injury, loss, claim, damage, or any special, exemplary, punitive, direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages of any kind (including, but not limited to economic loss, lost profits or lost savings), whether based in contract, tort, strict liability, or otherwise, which arises out of or is in any way connected with any use of the Site or its content, the operation of this website or any failure or delay in the operation of this website, or any of the products or services offered on the Site, even if advised of the possibility of damages.

The exclusion of certain warranties and the limitation of certain liabilities is prohibited in some jurisdictions. These statutory prohibitions may apply to you, and GRL acknowledges that in that case, parts of this Agreement will not be binding upon you.

12. Indemnity

You will indemnify and save harmless GRL and the Third Parties and their respective officers, directors, employees, consultants, representatives and agents from and against any claim, cause of action or demand, including without limitation reasonable legal, accounting and other professional fees, brought as a result of your use of the Site.

13. Links/Software

The Site contains links to other Internet sites or resources owned or operated by other entities which are not associated or affiliated with GRL. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement, investigation or verification by GRL of the linked website or information contained in the linked website, or of their security or privacy practices. GRL will not be responsible for the content of any other linked websites and makes no representation or warranty regarding any other websites or the contents on those websites. If you decide to access other websites, you do so at your own risk.

Because GRL has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that GRL is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and GRL does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.

Other Web sites may provide links to the additional other sites with or without GRL's authorization. GRL has no control over sites that provide links to the other sites, and you acknowledge and agree that GRL does not endorse such additional other sites and is not responsible for any links from those sites to other sites or for any content, advertising, products, or other materials available on such other sites.

You further acknowledge and agree that GRL shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or inability to use (i) any sites or resources that GRL provides links to or that provide links to the Site, or (ii) any content, goods, or services available on or through any such sites or resources. GRL shall have the right, at any time and in its sole discretion, to block links to the Site through technological or other means, without prior notice.

If you access, download or use any software, content or other material from a third party site (the "Third Party Material"), you acknowledge and agree that GRL is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any difficulties, harm or consequences associated with accessing, downloading or using that Third Party Material. Third Party Material may be subject to a fee or other consideration and/or an agreement governing its use and it is your responsibility to ensure that you pay all applicable fees or other consideration and become familiar with and comply with all applicable agreements associated with the Third Party Material, even if the Site directs you to a web page which allows you to access, download and/or use Third Party Material without submitting such fee or other consideration and/or without reviewing and/or indicating your assent to such agreement. The accessing, downloading and use of any downloaded Third Party Material is governed by the terms of the applicable license agreement, if any, which accompanies that Third Party Material or is provided with that Third Party Material.

14. Dealings With Third-Party Providers of Goods and Services

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, any third-party advertisers or other third-party providers of goods or services found on or through the Site, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third-party advertiser or provider. You agree that GRL shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such third-party advertisers or providers on the Site.

15. Copyright Issues

Provincial or federal Acts in Canada provide recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under Canadian or International copyright laws. If you believe in good faith that materials we host infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that we remove the material or block access to it. If you believe in good faith that someone has wrongly filed a notice of copyright infringement against you, you may send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by Acts and laws of Canada. Notices and counter-notices should be sent to: Global Research Library, Inc., Box 305, 4025 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada L2E 7K8. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, please be aware that there may be penalties for false claims.


 


16. Jurisdictional Issues

GRL neither represents nor warrants that the Site or the Services are appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction, whether within or outside Canada. Accessing the Site or the Services from any location other than Canada is at your own risk, and you accept full responsibility for compliance with all local laws. You are also subject to Canadian export controls and are responsible for any violations of Canadian embargoes or other federal or provincial rules and regulations restricting exports. We may limit the Site's availability or the provision of any of the Services or of any product described thereon to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction we choose, at any time in our sole discretion, and we may limit the quantities of any such Service or product.

17. Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and Canada, without regard to their principles of conflicts of law. Any action to enforce this Agreement shall be brought in the federal or Provincial courts located in Ontario, Canada. You hereby agree to personal jurisdiction by such courts, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. For non-Canadian residents, we recognize that this Agreement may be governed by and interpreted by the laws pertaining to the country in which you reside or, if different, the country in which you access the Services. You acknowledge and agree that if you reside outside Canada, certain Services may not be available to you.

18. Notice

When you visit the Site or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this website. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

19. Miscellaneous

If any part of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, it will nonetheless be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and that determination will not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provisions of this Agreement. The provisions above that follow the heading "Liability Disclaimer", "Maximum Liability" and "Indemnity" will survive the termination of your access to the Site. Any heading, caption, or section title contained herein is inserted only as a matter of convenience, and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof. You agree and acknowledge that participation in any Service shall not give rise to any confidential, fiduciary, implied-in-fact, implied-in-law, contractual, or other special relationship between you and GRL, other than the relationship between GRL and you entered into by virtue of this Agreement.

20. Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and GRL with respect to your use of the Site or any Services and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals between you and GRL and may not be amended or modified except by GRL as set out above. There are no representations, warranties or other agreements between us in connection with the subject matter of this Agreement, except as specifically set out in this Agreement or in those incorporated or referred to in this Agreement. No party has been induced to enter into this Agreement in reliance on, and there will be no liability assessed, either in tort or contract, with respect to, any warranty, representation, opinion, advice or assertion of fact, except to the extent it has been reduced to writing and included in this Agreement or in those incorporated or referred to in this Agreement.
 
21. Information or Complaints

If you would like any further information or if you have a complaint regarding the Site or Services, you can make such inquiry or complaint by email to legal@edu.global