Terms of use

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY, AS THIS AGREEMENT GOVERNS YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE (the “Website”). BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND SIGNIFY THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. STARTALBERTA MAY REVISE AND UPDATE THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AT ANY TIME. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL MEAN YOU ACCEPT THOSE CHANGES.

1. Your Acceptance of these Terms of Use

These Terms of Use are a legal agreement between you and StartAlberta regarding your access to and use of this Website. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and StartAlberta regarding your use of the Website. These Terms of Use are in addition to any other agreement you may have with StartAlberta.

2. Changes

StartAlberta in its discretion may change these Terms of Use at any time. The changed Terms of Use are effective immediately upon posting on the Website, unless the changed Terms of Use expressly state otherwise. It is your responsibility to check the "Last Updated" date at the top of these Terms of Use and review any changes since the previous version. By using the Website after these Terms of Use have been changed, you signify your acceptance and agreement to the changed Terms of Use. You may not change, supplement or amend these Terms of Use in any manner.

3. Personal Information Privacy

By using the Website, you consent to the collection, use, retention, disclosure and deletion of your Personal Information in accordance with StartAlberta's Privacy Policy as amended from time to time and as otherwise permitted by applicable law.

4. Permissible Use

You may use the Website solely for your lawful, personal, non-commercial purposes, subject to these Terms of Use and all applicable laws. The Website and its content may not be copied, reproduced, imitated, republished, translated, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, communicated or made available to the public, transmitted, modified, indexed, catalogued, mirrored or distributed in any way, in whole or in part, for any purpose whatsoever, without the express prior written consent of StartAlberta.

5. Ownership of Website

The Website and its content (including all text, graphics, interfaces, images, video, sounds, music, artwork, designs, computer code, data, and other elements available on or through the Website, and the design, structure, selection, arrangement and look and feel of those elements and the Website as a whole) and all related proprietary rights (including trade-mark and copyright) are owned solely by StartAlberta and its licensors, and are protected by Canadian and international copyright and other intellectual property laws. Your use of the Website does not transfer to you any right, title or interest in the Website or its content. All rights not expressly granted by these Terms of Use are reserved by StartAlberta.

6. Comments

If you post or submit comments to the Website: (a) you are fully responsible for them; (b) you grant to StartAlberta permission to access, view, store, copy and reproduce your post or comments (in whole or in part) in any of the ways facilitated or provided by the Website; and (c) you represent and warrant to StartAlberta that its use of your posts or comments will not violate the rights of any other person or any applicable laws.

7. Linked Sites

For your convenience, the Website may provide links or references to other Internet sites or resources and businesses operated by other persons (collectively "Linked Sites"). Linked Sites are independent from StartAlberta, and StartAlberta does not control, endorse, and has no responsibility or liability for Linked Sites or their business, goods, services, content, website use policies or privacy practices. Your use of Linked Sites and your dealings with the owners or operators of Linked Sites are at your own risk. Links to the Website without the express written permission of StartAlberta are strictly prohibited.

8. Prohibited Activities

You will not: (a) circumvent the ordinary navigational structure or presentation of the Website or its content; (b) access or obtain the Website content or other data by any means that is not made available to you by the Website; (c) gain unauthorized access to any part of the Website or its content, or any related system, network, service or data, by hacking, password mining or any other means; or (d) test or tamper with the security of the Website or interfere with the proper working of the Website, any transaction being conducted through the Website, or any other person's use of the Website. Framing, mirroring, scraping or data-mining the Website or any of its content in any form and by any means is strictly prohibited.

9. Disclaimer

StartAlberta provides the information found on this Website for informational purposes only. The information posted on this Website is not intended as advice to, or concerning, particular readers or circumstances or to be used for transactional purposes. No transactions are permitted or accepted through or authorized by this Website and StartAlberta or its sponsors shall have no liability or responsibility with respect to any transaction by third parties. STARTALBERTA DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS", AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR GUARANTEES OF ANY NATURE OR KIND WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, OR ARISING FROM CUSTOM OR TRADE USAGE OR BY ANY COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, INCLUDING ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR GUARANTEES OF OR RELATING TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: ACCURACY, ACCESSIBILITY, AVAILABILITY, COMPLETENESS, DURABILITY, ERRORS, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, LACK OF VIRUSES OR OTHER DISABLING OR HARMFUL CODE, PERFORMANCE, QUALITY, RESULTS, SUITABILITY, SECURITY, TIMELINESS, TITLE, TRUTHFULNESS, QUIET ENJOYMENT, UNINTERRUPTED SERVICE, OR WORKMANLIKE EFFORT; ALL OF WHICH ARE HEREBY WAIVED BY YOU AND DISCLAIMED BY STARTALBERTA TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

10. Liability Exclusions/Limitations/Indemnity

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, STARTALBERTA WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS ARISING FROM, CONNECTED WITH, OR RELATING TO THE WEBSITE OR ANY RELATED MATTER (INCLUDING YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE). IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING OR ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THESE TERMS OF USE, STARTALBERTA IS LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON RELATING TO THE WEBSITE OR ANY RELATED MATTER (INCLUDING YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE), THEN IN NO EVENT AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL STARTALBERTA 'S TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY EVER EXCEED CDN$5.00. THIS SECTION APPLIES REGARDLESS OF ANY NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER FAULT OR WRONGDOING BY STARTALBERTA OR ANY PERSON FOR WHOM STARTALBERTA IS RESPONSIBLE, EVEN IF OTHER REMEDIES ARE NOT AVAILABLE OR DO NOT ADEQUATELY COMPENSATE YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR THE LOSS AND DAMAGE OR STARTALBERTA KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE LOSS OR DAMAGE BEING INCURRED.


YOU WILL DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS STARTALBERTA FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LOSSES, DAMAGES, COSTS, EXPENSES (INCLUDING LEGAL FEES), CLAIMS, COMPLAINTS, DEMANDS, ACTIONS, SUITS, PROCEEDINGS, OBLIGATIONS AND LIABILITIES (INCLUDING LEGAL FEES, EXPENSES AND SETTLEMENT PAYMENTS) RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY NEGLIGENCE, MISCONDUCT, OR BREACH OF THESE TERMS OF USE.

11. Termination of Use

If you breach these Terms of Use, you may no longer use the Website. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms of Use, StartAlberta in its discretion may immediately change, discontinue, modify, restrict, suspend or terminate the Website, any of its content, and/or your permission to access and use the Website at any time without any notice or liability. If your permission to use the Website is terminated, then these Terms of Use will continue to apply in respect of your prior use of the Website.

12. Governing Law and Disputes

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Alberta and the applicable laws of Canada, without application of principle of conflicts of laws and the parties irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Northwest Territories for the interpretation and enforcement of these Terms of Use.


The Parties agree that any and all disputes and controversies relating to this Agreement not resolved by the parties shall be resolved by a single arbitrator pursuant to the provisions of the Arbitration Act (Alberta) as amended, supplemented or replaced from time to time. Any decision of the arbitrator pursuant to this Agreement shall be final and binding on the Parties and shall not be subject to review.

13. Other Matters

Except as expressly set forth in these Terms of Use, StartAlberta will be entitled to pursue any and all of its rights and remedies arising from these Terms of Use concurrently, consecutively and alternatively. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or arbitrator of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, then the provision will be deemed severed from these Terms of Use and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

StartAlberta may, without your consent, assign these Terms of Use or any of StartAlberta's rights, duties or obligations under these Terms of Use. In these Terms of Use: (a) headings are for reference only and do not define, limit or enlarge the scope or meaning of these Terms of Use or any of its provisions; (b) "person" includes an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, association, trust, unincorporated organization, society and any other legal entity; and (c) "including" and "includes" mean including or includes (as applicable) without limitation or restriction.