Terms and Conditions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Last Modified: August 31, 2018

HireDegree Inc. is a corporation formed pursuant to the Business Corporations Act  R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER B.16 in Ontario, Canada. In consideration for permitting your access to our website and online services and other good and valuable consideration, you agree as follows:These terms and conditions (the “Terms“) form a legally binding agreement which govern your access to and use of HireDegree Inc.’s, (“we“, “us” or “our“) websites hosted at www.yoapress.com, www.yoa.ca, www.youronlineagents.com and other domains and sub-domains (the “Website“) and our services in which we build websites for real estate agents and other professionals (the “Service(s)“).

There are provisions which limit our liability and impose obligations on you.  You must review these Terms, along with any policies incorporated by reference before using the Website and Service.By using our Website and Service, you, the user (“you” or “your“), represent and warrant that you have read and understand these Terms and agree to be bound by them.

If you are using the Website and/or Service on behalf of, or in the employ of, an organization (corporation, trust, partnership, etc.), you are agreeing to these Terms for that organization and representing and warranting that you have the authority to bind that organization to these Terms.  In such a case, “you” and “your” will also refer to that organization and yourself individually. For greater clarity, both you as an individual and your organization are legally bound by these Terms which form an agreement between you and HireDegree Inc.

PRIVACY

WE USE YOUR PERSONAL AND BUSINESS INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR PRIVACY POLICY (WHICH IS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE) AND THESE TERMS.  BY USING OUR WEBSITE AND SERVICE, YOU CONSENT TO SUCH PROCESSING AND YOU WARRANT THAT ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU IS ACCURATE.

About Our Services

We specialize in providing real estate agents and real estate businesses with advanced custom websites. If you are a real estate agent or a real estate office, our graphic designers and programmers can help you build a personalized website integrated with either the Real Estate Board Feed or the Canadian Real Estate Association (“CREA”) Data Distribution Facility (“DDF”). A CREA DDF integrated website allows you to display not only your own client listings but certain listings across Canada as well.

Accessing our Website and ServicesYou may browse the public facing sections of our Website and Service without establishing an account or ordering any Services from us. However, in order to engage us to build your website, you will be required to provide certain personal information and business contact information as set out in these Terms, our Privacy Policy and at:

http://yoapress.com/contact-us

Prices for Our Services

Our prices to build and host your website are customized to your needs. To receive a quote by email, please contact us at http://yoapress.com/contact-us. All quotes are subjection to the addition of applicable sales taxes.  Unless otherwise stated on the quote, or by email, our quotes are open for acceptance for a period of thirty (30) days and require a minimum term of one year.

You agree that if we issue an invoice to you, which remains unpaid for a period of thirty (30) days or longer, we may remove, without any liability, any website(s) we created or host on your behalf from the internet until such time as your account is brought into good standing.

ACCEPTANCE OF RISK AND DISCLAIMERS

EVERYTHING ON OUR WEBSITE AND PROVIDED AS PART OF OUR SERVICE OFFERINGS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY.

YOU AGREE THAT, WHILE WE STRIVE TO HAVE ERROR FREE AND UNINTERRUPTED WEBSITE AND SERVICE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ABSENCE OF INTERRUPTIONS TO BOTH OUR WEBSITE AND ANY WEBSITES WE BUILD FOR YOU, NOR SHALL YOU HOLD US LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE SUCH INTERRUPTIONS MAY CAUSE.

LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY

YOU AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL WE, OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN WARNED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND WHETHER THOSE DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE OR NOT.

If you are dissatisfied with our Website or our Service, or do not agree with any part of these Terms, or have any other dispute or claim with or against us, our affiliates, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, contractors, agents, suppliers or licensors, then your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue accessing and using our Website and, if you are a paying client, cancel our Service at the end of your current subscription period.

In addition to your agreement to not hold the above entities and persons liable for any damages, in the event a court or arbitrator of competent jurisdiction declines to uphold said clause, you agree that in no circumstances shall the aggregate liability for any and all claims relating to or in any way arising from the use of our Website or Service, or in any way related to these Terms, be more than the amounts paid by you to us (if any), over the preceding six (6) months from the date of your claim.

You agree and acknowledge that access to our Website and Services, and if you are a paying user, the fees paid by you, reflects the allocation of risk set forth in these Terms and that we would not enter into this agreement or grant access to the Website or our Services without these restrictions and limitations on our liability.

INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY US, OUR AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND CONTRACTORS, AND TO DEFEND AND HOLD EACH OF THEM HARMLESS, FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND LIABILITIES (INCLUDING REASONABLE LEGAL FEES) WHICH MAY ARISE FROM; (I) YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS, OR ANY POLICY INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE; (II) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY THIRD-PARTY RIGHT; OR (III) ANY BREACH OF A REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY MADE BY YOU TO US, EITHER IN THESE TERMS, PRIVACY POLICY OR OTHERWISE.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE USE, AMONG OTHERS, THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS TO HOST CLIENT WEBSITES, EMAIL AND OTHER INFORMATION. WE ALSO MAY OBTAIN INFORMATION TO BE DISPLAYED ON YOUR WEBSITE FROM THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CREA. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THIS SECTION, OR ANY OTHER SECTION LIMITING OUR LIABILITY, YOU AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS, INCLUDING THE NEGLIGENT ACTS OR OMISSIONS, OF OUR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS OR THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS. NOR SHALL YOU HOLD US LIABLE FOR ANY OF THE DATA OR INFORMATION FOUND ON WEBSITES WE BUILD FOR YOU, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DATA OR INFORMATION PROVIDED BY CREA OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY.

Proprietary Rights

Our Website and work product arising from our Services contain open source and public domain content, licenced content as well as proprietary content owned by us and by third parties.  You are not permitted to copy or distribute any content (including but not limited to text, software code, images, trademarks, videos and audio) on our Website or resulting from our Services without the express consent of the owner. All other contents of the Website and our Services, including but not limited to, the software code and any work product we create as a result of performing Services or building websites for you, is the property of HireDegree Inc. and/or our independent providers of content (“ICPs“), as applicable, with all rights reserved.

For greater certainty, all rights, title and interest in and to our Website, and all work product resulting from our Services, are and will remain the exclusive property of HireDegree Inc., including but not limited to, all intellectual property rights. Our Website, work product resulting from our Services and their contents are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws of Canada, the United States and foreign countries.  Except as expressly permitted by us, you may not reproduce, modify or prepare derivative works, distribute, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, or otherwise use our Website or the work product resulting from our Services. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree not to copy or modify the software code used on our Website or websites or applications we create for you under our Services.

You are not permitted to use any trademark or trade name of HireDegree Inc., including our logo(s) without our express permission. Nor shall you be permitted to use any of our software code or other proprietary property without our express written consent.

Upon the termination of our Services, you agree and acknowledge that all work product created by us, whether to be used on your website(s) or not, remains our exclusive property and you have no right to use such property beyond the term of our agreement.

Your Content

Our Website and the website(s) we may create for you under our Services, permits you and other users the ability to upload and post content (“User Content“). We do not pre-screen User Content uploaded to, or provided by you for us to upload on your behalf. You hereby grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any of your User Content that you post or provide to us to upload to websites we create on your behalf.  However, we claim no ownership rights in your User Content.

Compliance with Applicable Laws

In operating and using any website we create for you, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, including but not limited to privacy laws. While we may provide you with sample forms or placeholder terms of use and privacy policies, you agree that you shall be solely responsible for the terms of service and privacy policy you offer to your own website users.

In addition to our Acceptable Use Policy, you agree not to use websites we create for you in any manner which may infringe copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third party or in any manner which is unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory or obscene.

We may, but have no obligation to, remove content from your websites that we determine in our sole discretion to be unlawful, damaging, or violate any third-party’s intellectual property rights, these Terms or any policy incorporated by reference herein.

Linked Sites

Whether or not we are affiliated with sites or third-party vendors that may be linked to our Website or websites created as part of our Service, we are not responsible for their content (the “Linked Sites“).  The Linked Sites are for your convenience only and you access them at your own risk.  We provide links and references to material on other websites not owned or operated by us.  Links found on our Website or websites which we created as part of our Services are not an endorsement and we do not represent or warrant the accuracy or truth of the contents of information found on said websites.  You access those links and corresponding sites at your own risk.

Law of the Contract (Governing Law) and Jurisdiction

These Terms, all documents incorporated by reference and your relationship with us shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada (and any Canadian federal laws applicable therein) as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Ontario.

You agree to irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts and tribunals of Ontario, Canada (including the Federal courts and tribunals as applicable therein) to settle any disputes arising out of or in anyway related to these Terms, all documents incorporated by reference and your relationship with us.

Severability

If any provision of these Terms is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement.

No Construction Against Drafter

If an ambiguity or question of intent arises with respect to any provision of these Terms, the Terms shall be construed as if drafted jointly by the parties and no presumption or burden of proof will arise favouring or disfavouring either party by virtue of authorship of any of the provisions of these Terms.

Waiver of Class Proceedings and Trial By Jury

To the extent permitted by law, you hereby waive your right to participate in any class action lawsuits against us, our contractors, employees, shareholders, successors, assigns and directors.  To the extent permitted by law, you further waive any right to a trial by jury, should such a right exist, in relation to any legal dispute connected to or in any way arising out of these Terms.

Incorporation by Reference

All policies referred to in these Terms or anywhere on our Website or Service are hereby incorporated by reference, including but not limited to our Privacy Policy and Acceptable Use Policy.

Termination

You can stop using our Website and Service at any time. However, the duration of your subscription and agreement to pay for a minimum duration of our Services shall be as set out in our quote or email to you, if applicable and if accepted by you.  Where no term is established you agree to a minimum subscription duration of one year. Subject to our quote, thereafter you may pay for your subscription on a monthly basis and cancel your subscription on thirty (30) days’ notice to us.

You agree that if we issue an invoice to you which remains unpaid for a period of thirty (30) days or longer, we may remove, without any liability, any website(s) we created or host on your behalf from the internet until such time as your account is brought into good standing.

Your cancellation, suspension or termination of our Services shall not terminate this agreement.  In particular, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, any provision concerning the limitation of our liability, your indemnification obligations, settling disputes (including the jurisdiction and choice of law) shall remain binding.

Assignment of this Agreement

These Terms shall enure to the benefit of and is binding upon the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns. You agree that we may assign this agreement to any successor or assignee, whether pursuant to the purchase of our Website and Service, the transfer of control of HireDegree Inc., or otherwise.

Waiver

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision.

Other Terms

Any new features that augment or enhance the current Website and Service, including the release of new versions, new products or services, tools and resources, shall be subject to these Terms.  Continued use of the Website and/or websites or Services we provide to you after any such changes, shall constitute your consent to such changes.

AMENDMENTS

AS OUR WEBSITE AND SERVICE CONTINUE TO CHANGE, WE MAY, AT ANY TIME, REVISE THESE TERMS AND OUR POLICIES BY UPDATING THIS PAGE OR THE PAGE HOSTING THE RELEVANT POLICY.  THE DATE OF THE LAST VERSION OF THESE TERMS IS POSTED ABOVE. AS YOU ARE BOUND BY THESE TERMS EACH TIME YOU VISIT OUR WEBSITE OR USE OUR SERVICE, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PERIODICALLY REVIEWING THE AMENDMENTS TO THESE TERMS AND YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO SUCH AMENDMENTS BY ACCESSING AND USING THE WEBSITE AND OUR SERVICES AFTER SUCH AMENDMENTS HAVE BEEN POSTED.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE AMENDMENTS, YOU SHALL IMMEDIATELY STOP ACCESSING THE WEBSITE AND OUR SERVICES, SUBJECT TO THE TERMS PROVIDED FOR HEREIN. WE MAY ALSO UNDERTAKE TO SEND YOU NOTICE OF ANY CHANGES TO THE TERMS OR POLICIES.

 

ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY AND CODE OF CONDUCT

Last Modified: August 31, 2018

WE ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS OR THE ACTIONS OF OTHER USERS OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICE (WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE).

You agree to use our Website and Service in accordance with the following acceptable use and code of conduct guidelines.  In particular, you agree that you:

  1. Will not upload, copy, distribute, share, sell, create derivative works of, or otherwise alter or use any content, in whole or in part, for any purpose whatsoever except as expressly authorized in this acceptable use policy and the Terms;
  2. Will not upload, copy, distribute, share, or otherwise use content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, harmful, hateful, harassing, bullying, pornographic, threatening, racially or ethnically offensive or abusive, that would violate another person’s rights (including their intellectual property rights), constitute or encourage a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or violate any local, state, provincial, national or international law or regulation, or that is otherwise inappropriate;
  3. Will not exploit the images of children or disclose personally identifiable information belonging to others;
  4. Will not upload, copy, distribute, share or otherwise use unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, or any junk mail;
  5. Will not upload, copy, distribute, share or otherwise use content that contains or embodies software viruses or any other malicious computer code that is designed to interrupt, undermine, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or communications equipment, or that is designed to perform functions on any software, hardware or equipment without the owner’s express consent;
  6. Will not disclose your password or transfer your account to any third party, or allow any third party to access your account;
  7. Will not impersonate any person or entity;
  8. Will not access the Website and Service by any means other than through the interface provided by us for use in accessing the Website and Service.  This includes not using or launching any automated system including, without limitation, any spider, robot (or “bot”), scraper or offline reader that accesses the Service in a way that sends more request messages to our servers in a given time period than a human reasonably can produce in the same time period;
  9. Will not interfere with or disrupt the Website, Service or servers or networks connected thereto, make the Service available over a network (other than our network) where it could be used by others or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
  10. Will not use the Website or Service to artificially generate traffic or page links to a Website or for any other purpose not intended;
  11. Will not collect, harvest or store any personally identifiable information, including user account information, from us;
  12. Will not use the Website or Service in a way that has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  13. Will not translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify or create derivative works based on the Website or Service, in whole or in part;
  14. Will not circumvent, disable, violate or otherwise interfere with any security related feature of the Website or Service;
  15. Will not rent, lease, sublicense, transfer, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes any portion of the Website or Service (including, without limitation, your account information, use of the Service or access to the Service;
  16. Will not use your account for your own commercial purposes by sublicensing any rights granted by the Terms or, in any way, sharing the benefit of your account with others. Your account is non-transferrable and may only be used by you;
  17. Will not use the Website or Service in any way that violates the Terms, or that aids, encourages, or purports to authorize anyone else to violate the Terms of this policy;
  18. Will not use the Website or Service in any way that intentionally or unintentionally violates any applicable local, state, provincial, national or international law, rule or regulation;
  19. Will not employ misleading e-mail addresses or falsify information in any part of any communication;
  20. Will not upload, transmit, disseminate, post, store or post links to any content that:
    1. prohibits from transmitting or posting by law, or by contractual or fiduciary relationship;
    2. facilitates hacking or unauthorized access or use of data, systems, servers or networks including any attempt to probe, scan or test for vulnerabilities, or to breach security or authentication measures;
    3. interferes with service to any user, system or network by using flooding techniques, overloading a system or a network, staging or broadcasting an attack or any other means resulting in a crash of a host either deliberately or by negligence;
    4. infringes on, or contributes to any infringement of, any intellectual property, material protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or proprietary right of any party.

We reserve the right in our sole discretion to revise this policy, which shall be posted on the Website and Service.