Conditions of Use

1. General

By accessing the PPD Group’s web site (hereinafter called the ‘‘Web Site’’), you are agreeing to be bound by the Conditions of Use as set forth herein. You also agree that these conditions may change at any time without notice and you acknowledge that by continuing to access the Web Site, you are aware of and agree to any modifications and revisions that were and could be made.

2. Use of Web Site

By using the Web Site, you confirm that you are authorized to do so and are doing it lawfully.

If you allow a minor to use this Web Site, you agree to monitor his or her access to the Web Site and its content and agree to be fully responsible, by way of example only and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, for this minor’s behaviour, for controlling his or her access to the site and its content, for his or her inappropriate use of the Web Site as well as for any consequence resulting from an improper use of the Web Site. You acknowledge and accept that PPD Group has no obligations to ensure that the content accessible via the Web Site is appropriate for minors.

The content and the services can only be used in compliance with the Conditions of Use and with any applicable local, national, federal and international laws and regulations. By using this Web Site, you understand that it is a site in constant evolution and that it can at any time change its form, nature and functioning. Also, PPD Group reserves the right to remove the Web Site temporarily or definitively and will not be held liable for the possible loss of information or data due to a removal of the Web Site.

Furthermore, the content of the Web Site is provided without any guarantee and the PPD Group does not ensure the accuracy or the relevance for private use of the components of the Web Site. Moreover, the PPD Group is not responsible for any damages caused to your computer equipment or to other property and will not be liable for any viruses which may affect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or downloading elements from the Web Site.

3. Trademarks and copyrights

All the contents of the Web Site (including the text, the images, the interactive media and the software) are the exclusive property of Group PPD and are protected by copyright and trademark laws and by any other intellectual property rights applicable in Canada or elsewhere.

The PPD Group, its logo and graphic elements as well as all designations of its company or products are registered trademarks of The PPD Group Inc. and cannot be used without prior authorization. No part of the site has been designed in such a way as to grant the right to use a picture, a registered trademark or a logo.

The PPD Group authorizes you to post, copy, download and print the content of its Web Site for personal use only provided that you include all copyright and trademarks notices and other properties the Web Site contains and that you make no alterations to it. All other use of the Web Site content, including but not limited to the creation of mirror sites, modification, distribution, transmission, republishing, downloading, licensing, reverse engineering, transfer or the creation of any other derivative works, information, products or services from the Web Site is strictly forbidden.

4. Communications and user-provided contents

The PPD Group invites and encourages you to submit messages, ideas, suggestions, concepts, questions and comments. By submitting communications or content to any part of this Web Site, you understand and accept that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes and that you are irrevocably assigning and transferring your rights and waiving all moral rights thereto for the duration of the right on a perpetual, world-wide basis. Consequently, you grant us permission to post all communications and user-provided contents, whatever their form, including for promotion and marketing purposes.

5. Links to this Web Site and to third-party websites

All links to the Web Site must link to the home page, unless otherwise agreed in writing with the PPD Group. For such links, all contents accessible through the site will be opened in a distinct window and will not be associated to the trademark or logo of any other site.

The Web Site can contain links to other sites. These links direct you to companies, organizations or software which, according to PPD Group, will potentially interest you and complement the information available on its Web Site. The PPD Group is not responsible for the content of other sites and is not obliged to assess their content regularly. Furthermore, by visiting these sites, you accept that the provisions and other policies applying to PPD Group’s Web Site are no longer applicable.

6. Confidentiality

The use and consultation of the Web Site is governed by our Privacy Policy. Please read it [here].

7. Limitation of liability

You use and explore this Web Site at your own risk. Neither the PPD Group nor any other party involved in creating, producing and delivering the Web Site is liable for any damages, in any event including consequential damages, arising out of your access to, or use of, the Web Site.

This Web Site and its content, the information, the services and the products that are listed in it, including the texts, the graphics and the links, are provided ‘‘AS IS’’, without warranty, either express or implied. We do not represent or warrant that the functions contained in our Web Site will be uninterrupted or free of error. We make no representation or warranty concerning the use of elements of the Web Site. The PPD Group shall not be held responsible for a fraudulent or malicious use of its Web Site and its services.

Moreover, the parent or legal guardian remains responsible at all time for the surveillance and supervision of the child under 18 years old under his or her custody.

8. Jurisdiction

The Conditions of Use are governed in accordance with the laws applicable in the province of Quebec. All disputes, controversies, or claims arising out of or in connection with the site shall be submitted to and be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the province of Quebec. You accept that in the event of any suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or in connection with this site, the courts of the province of Quebec will have exclusive jurisdiction.

If you suffer any prejudice or disagree with the provisions of the present Conditions of Use, your sole remedy is to leave the Web Site.

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