The effective date of these Customer Terms and Conditions (CTCS) is deemed to be January 15th, 2007. All other versions of this CTCS issued on or before this date are considered null and void.
1. The Our Town Toronto Neighbourhood Alliance website is operated by A2N Technologies Inc, who
will be referred to as "A2N" throughout this document. This "Customer Terms and Conditions of
Service" will be referred to as "CTCS" throughout this document, and is Copyright © 2017 A2N Technologies Inc. All rights reserved.
Any reproduction in whole or in part is strictly forbidden. The Our Town Toronto Neighbourhood Alliance website is a
local chapter of the Mmicrosite® Community Systems Network. A "Client" is defined as any entity
that purchases services from A2N for a fee. An "Associate" is any entity that through a written agreement
currently in effect is authorized to market, advertise, promote, and sell or make available
products and/or services offered by A2N. An "A2N Staff Member" is defined as any other
entity that has been retained by A2N to perform services on its behalf. A "Customer" is
defined as anyone who is not a Client or an A2N Staff Member. A "User" is any entity that
accesses this website, including all Clients and Customers. "Content" is defined as any content
contained within a Client Mmicrosite™ in any digital format, including text, photographs,
graphics and controls, as well as any printed material that is contained within any document
that has been created by A2N on behalf of a Client or Associate.
2. A2N provides its service to you, subject to the following CTCS, which may be updated from time
to time by A2N without notice. When utilizing services owned and/or operated by A2N, you are
subject to any and all posted guidelines and rules applicable to such services which may be
posted by A2N from time to time. All such guidelines and rules are hereby incorporated by
reference into this CTCS. A2N reserves the right to offer other services that may be governed
by a different CTCS. A2N may at any time revise this CTCS by updating this
posting. All Users of this site are bound by these conditions and should therefore periodically
visit this page to review any changes to these requirements.
3. This website, associated databases, and all other materials contained on this site are protected
by copyright and intellectual property laws. Unless specifically purchased from A2N by a Client
and shown as a separate line item on an invoice received from A2N by the Client, or unless
specifically supplied to A2N by a Client, all photographs, text and artwork created by A2N
remains the copyrighted property of A2N and all rights are reserved.
4. Data may not be modified or altered in any respect, merged with other data or published in any
form, in whole or in part. The prohibited uses include screen scraping, database scraping, and
any other automated, technical or manual activity intended to collect, store, reorganize or
manipulate or publish data on the pages produced by, or displayed on any website owned and/or
operated by A2N.
5. Trade marks used on A2N websites may be owned by third parties. Nothing contained on this site
gives any user the right or license to use any trade mark displayed on this site without the
express permission of the owner. Consumers and third parties may not under any circumstances
use technology to display the content of websites owned and/or operated by A2N in a frame or in
any other manner that is different from how it would appear if a user typed the URL into the
6. A2N currently provides users with access to various websites (“Our Services”). You understand
and agree that Our Services may include advertisements, and that these advertisements are
necessary for A2N to provide Our Services to you. You also understand and agree that the
service may include certain communications from A2N, such as service announcements,
administrative messages and other material, and that if you have an active account with A2N
these communications are considered part of A2N account membership. All advertisements placed
with A2N must meet all federal, state, provincial and local laws regarding fair and equal
access to all business properties. A2N will not knowingly allow any advertisement that indicates
a preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status, or national origin. All A2N websites are general audience websites that are
designed for use by adults and that comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features, functions and systems that expand,
consolidate, or enhance Our Services, shall be subject to this CTCS.
7. A2N may provide advertising services for a fee whereby Clients purchase advertising space under
various programs. At no time and under no circumstances does A2N charge fees for
non-advertisers to view or print these advertisements.
8. You understand and agree that Our Services are provided on an "as-is" and a "whenever
available" basis and that A2N assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, inaccuracy,
deletion, or failure to store, activate, display or make available any Client advertising or
account information. You are responsible for obtaining access to Our Services and that access
may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider fees or airtime charges). You
are responsible for those fees, including any fees associated with the display or delivery of
advertisements. In addition, you must provide, and are responsible, for all equipment necessary
to access Our Services, including internet access equipment.
9. You represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and that you are not a
person barred from receiving services under the laws of Canada or of the United States or other
applicable jurisdiction. You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information
about yourself if required. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not
current or incomplete, or A2N or the Our Town Toronto Neighbourhood Alliance has reasonable grounds to suspect that such
information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, A2N has the right to suspend or
terminate your activity and refuse any and all current or future use of Our Services or any
10. You understand that you are entirely responsible for any Content
that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available to others through Our
Services. A2N and the Our Town Toronto Neighbourhood Alliance is in no way liable for any loss or damage of any kind
incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made
available through Our Services.
11. A2N does not control the Content posted via Our Services and, as such, does not
guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. Under no circumstances will A2N
be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or
omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use
of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available through Our Services.
12. You agree to not use Our Services to upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make
available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory,
vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive, hateful, or that may be deemed as racially, ethnically,
sexually or religiously objectionable; harm minors in any way; that impersonates any person or
entity, including, but not limited to an A2N official, or falsely states or otherwise
misrepresents your affiliation with any other person or entity including the Our Town Toronto Neighbourhood Alliance;
forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any
Content transmitted through Our Services; attempt to infiltrate, damage, destroy, delay,
interrupt or gain unlawful access to Our Services; disrupt the normal flow of communication by
use of automated login or automated scripting programs; upload, post, email, transmit or
otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any
law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary
and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under
nondisclosure agreements); upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any
Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary
rights of any party; intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state,
provincial, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations
promulgated by any securities exchange, including, without limitation, all stock exchanges
headquartered in any North American or European country; upload, post, email, transmit or
otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials,
or any other form of dubious or unlawful solicitation; upload, post, email, transmit or
otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer
code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any
computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or website; disobey any
requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to Our Services; or
any regulations having the force of law; or collect or store personal data about other users
of Our Services.
13. You acknowledge that A2N may or may not pre-screen Content, but that A2N shall have the
absolute right (but not the obligation) to pre-screen, add, refuse, delete, edit, modify or
move any Content that is available through Our Services. Without limiting the foregoing, A2N
and others that it designates shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the CTCS
or is otherwise considered objectionable at any time and without notice. You agree that you
must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any
reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you
acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by A2N or submitted to A2N by Clients
or by the Our Town Toronto Neighbourhood Alliance, including without limitation any information in A2N advertising
listings and directories, and in all other parts of Our Services.
14. You acknowledge, consent and agree that A2N may access, preserve, and disclose your account
information and Content if required to do so by law or to: (i) comply with any recognized legal
process; (ii) enforce the CTCS; (iii) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of
third-parties; (iv) process customer service and Client Customer information requests on your
behalf; (v) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of A2N, its users and the public;
(vi) respond to criminal and civil subpoenas and court orders that reasonably appear to be
valid; (vii) to comply with requirements in connection with the sale of all or certain of our
assets; and (viii) for inspection by law enforcement officials. A2N will take reasonable
precautions to protect the information it obtains from you from our loss, misuse, unauthorized
access or disclosure or use, or alteration or destruction, of that information, but A2N will
have no liability to you or to any third party regarding disclosure of such information. You
hereby irrevocably waive any and all claims and causes of action you may have arising from such
disclosure, or by any use of information provided by you to A2N or to the Our Town Toronto Neighbourhood Alliance.
15. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of Our Services, including
your Content, may involve transmissions over various networks; and alterations to the data to
conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
You understand that Our Services and any software embodied within Our Services may include
security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and use of these materials
is subject to usage rules set by A2N and/or content providers who provide content to Our
Services. You may not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into
Our Services. Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution or public
exhibition of the materials provided by Our Services, in whole or in part, is strictly
prohibited. You further agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and
acceptable Content, and specifically agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the
transmission of technical data exported from Canada, the United States or the country from
which you initiate access to Our Services.
16. With respect to Content you submit or make available
for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of Our Services, you grant A2N the following
world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:
The license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly list and publicly display
such Content on Our Services for the purposes of providing and promoting the various A2N
listings to which such Content was submitted or made available. This license will terminate at
the time A2N removes such Content from Our Services.
17. You agree to indemnify and hold the Our Town Toronto Neighbourhood Alliance and A2N, and its subsidiaries, divisions,
business units, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, employees, or other partners, harmless
from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to
or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or make available through Our Services,
your use of Our Services, your connection to Our Services, your violation of the CTCS, or your
violation of any rights of any other person, business, corporation or other legal entity.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, trade, sell or re-sell or exploit for any
commercial purposes, any portion of Our Services, use of Our Services, or access to Our Services.
You acknowledge that A2N may establish general practices and limits concerning use of Our
Services, including without limitation the maximum number of days that accounts, files,
pictures, text, advertisements or other uploaded Content will be retained by Our Services, the
maximum size of any digital content file that may be sent from or received by a user of Our
Services, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on A2N's servers on your behalf, and the
maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access Our Services in a
given period of time. You agree that A2N has no responsibility or liability for the deletion
or failure to store any data and other communications or other Content maintained or
transmitted by Our Services. You acknowledge that A2N reserves the right to log off users
that are inactive for more than one hour. You further acknowledge that A2N reserves the right
to modify these general practices and limits from time to time.
18. Various areas of Our Services provide links to other World Wide Web sites or resources.
Because A2N has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that A2N
is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and 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. You further acknowledge and agree that
the Our Town Toronto Neighbourhood Alliance and A2N 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 use of or reliance on
any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. Your
correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found
on or through Our Services, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and
any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are
solely between you and such advertiser. Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through
the use of Our Services is done at your own discretion and risk. You are solely responsible for
any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such
19. You acknowledge and agree that Our Services and any necessary software used in connection
with Our Services ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is
protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and
agree that Content contained in Client advertisements or information presented to you through
Our Services or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents
or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by A2N or advertisers,
you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based
on Our Services or the Software, in whole or in part.
20. You understand and agree that your use of our services is at your own risk. A2N disclaims
all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the
implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
You understand and agree that A2N shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect,
incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages
for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if A2N has been
advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from: (i) the use or the inability to
use the service; (ii) the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services resulting from
any goods, data, information or services purchased or obtained or messages received or
transactions entered into through or from the service; (iii) unauthorized access to or
alteration of your transmissions or data; (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on
the service; or (v) any other matter relating to the service. A2N makes no warranty that (i)
the service will meet your expectations or requirements, (ii) the service will be
uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from
the use of the service will be usable, accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products,
services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will
meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the software will be corrected.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from A2N or through or
from our services shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the CTCS.
21. None of the Content included in Our Services is intended for trading or investing purposes.
Neither the Our Town Toronto Neighbourhood Alliance or A2N and its licensors shall be responsible or liable for the
accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via Our
Services, and shall not be responsible or liable for any trading or investment decisions made
based on such information.You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this CTCS,
there shall be no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
22. A2N may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the CTCS, by either
e-mail or by postings on Our Services.The A2N, Mmicrosite®, Mmicrosite.Com, and A2N
(in Chinese characters) trademarks and service marks and other A2N-owned logos and product and
service names are registered trademarks of A2N (the "A2N Marks") and all rights are reserved.
The CTCS constitutes the entire agreement between you and A2N and govern your use of Our
Services, and supersedes any prior agreements between you and A2N. You also may be subject to
additional terms that may apply when you use or purchase certain other A2N services, affiliate
services, third-party content or third-party software.
23. The failure of A2N to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the CTCS shall not
constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The CTCS and the relationship between you and
A2N shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, without regard to its
conflict of law provisions. You and A2N agree to submit to the personal and exclusive
jurisdiction of the courts located within the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
If any provision of the CTCS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the
parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties'
intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the CTCS remain in full
force and effect.
24. Any attempt by your creditors to obtain an interest in your rights under this Agreement,
whether by attachment, levy, garnishment or otherwise, renders this Agreement void at the
sole discretion of A2N. Nothing contained in this CTCS shall be construed as creating any
agency, partnership, or other form of joint enterprise between the parties. Except as expressly
stated herein, this CTCS shall not be construed to create any obligation by either the
Our Town Toronto Neighbourhood Alliance or A2N.
25. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of
action arising out of or related to use of Our Services or the CTCS must be filed within one
(1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
The section titles and/or numbering in the CTCS are for convenience only and have no legal or
26. By accepting our Customer Terms and Conditions of Service, you agree that you have read and
understand this agreement in its entirety. If you disagree with any portion of this
agreement your sole remedy is to immediately cease and desist from using any of the services
provided by A2N or any of its affiliates. Please report any violations of the CTCS to