Terms of Use

Welcome to the Ag-West Bio website. By accessing and using www. agwest.sk.ca webpages, blogs, Bio-Bulletin articles and related content (collectively, the “Website”), you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions (the “Terms of Use”) contained herein. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, do not access or otherwise use the Website.  By accessing and using the Website you represent and warrant to Ag-West Bio that you have full legal authority to accept and be bound by the Terms of Use on your own behalf and on behalf of any person that you represent.

Also note the Terms of Use may change from time to time and it is your responsibility to check for such updates on the Website.  If any change to the Terms of Use is unacceptable to you, your sole recourse is to discontinue accessing or otherwise using the Website. Your continued use of the Website shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms of Use as amended. 

User Account

1. Ag-West Bio is a member-based organization.  In order to access to the “member only” section of the Website, you will need to purchase Ag-West Bio membership and register for a personal account (the “User Account”) by providing an email address, password and other personal information. You represent that all information provided by you is accurate, current and complete and you agree that you will maintain and update your information to keep it accurate, current and complete.  We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Website if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete.

2. Personal details provided via the Website are subject to our website privacy policy, as amended from time to time, (the “Privacy Policy”) and such Privacy Policy is incorporated into and forms part of the Terms of Use. Please read our Privacy Policy to learn more about how your personal information can be used.  

3. You agree that you will never divulge or share access or access information to your User Account with any third party for any reason. You also agree to that you will create, use, and access only one User Account, and that you will not access the Website using multiple User Accounts.

Intellectual Property

4. Content on this Website (text, graphics, videos, photographs and audio) may be protected under copyright and/or other intellectual property laws of Canada and other countries. Users must abide by these laws.

a. Images posted on this Website are either owned or licensed to Ag-West Bio for our use. You may display these images (photos, graphics) for your own personal use only, but if you wish to use any of such images for business purposes, you must first contact us for permission.

b. Unless otherwise expressly provided in the Terms of Use, You may not reproduce, publish, distribute, modify, copy, or enter into any database, the content supplied on this Website, in whole or in part, in any manner or form, including but not limitedto building another website or database without our prior written consent.  You may print short extracts of the content for your own personal use only and you shall be fully responsible for any consequences resulting from such use.  

c. The graphic interface of this Website was custom designed for our use. Copying the look of this Website may constitute copyright infringement. 

d. As we ask users to respect Ag-West Bio’s intellectual property rights, we also respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that an image or article on our site constitutes an infringement of intellectual property rights, please contact Ag-West Bio by email at agwest@agwest.sk.ca or by telephone: 306-975-1939 attention: Communications Director.

5. All comments, suggestions, graphics, videos, images, ideas and other information or materials you submit to Ag-West Bio through, or post or display on, the Website will become and remain the exclusive property of Ag-West Bio, including any future rights associated with such submissions, postings and displays. You hereby disclaim any proprietary rights to such submissions, postings and displays and waive all moral rights therein, in favour of Ag-West Bio.  In such jurisdictions where applicable law does not allow you to assign or transfer intellectual property rights in such submissions, postings and displays, you will retain copyright and any other rights you may already have in such information and materials, and in such event you give Ag-West Bio a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, broadcast or otherwise use or distribute such information and materials.  Subject to Ag-West Bio’s Privacy Policy, Ag-West Bio is under no obligation to keep your information confidential.

Website Content

6. Ag-West Bio welcomes users to comment on our blog posts and Bio-Bulletin articles. Our intention is to encourage respectful dialogue about issues within the bioscience sector. We are under no obligation to post any comment, and will not post comments that: are not relevant to the topic of the article or blog; contain profanity or libelous language; incite hatred, racism or sexual harassment. Comments are moderated and we reserve the right to exclude or include any comment at our discretion.  Please be aware that any communications posted on the Website represent the views of the individual who posted such communication and are not to be taken as the views of Ag-West Bio.  Ag-West Bio accepts no responsibility or liability for anything posted on the Website by any user of the Website.

7. The Ag-West Bio Blog features editorials by scientists, academic and business experts. The blogs posted here solely represent the personal views of the authors. Although we do our best to ensure that the information is accurate and truthful, mistakes can happen. Ag-West Bio is not responsible for any inaccuracies that may be contained within these blogs. 

8. We provide the information contained on this Website for free, with the exception of content posted in our “members only” section, which users gain access to when an Ag-West Bio membership is purchased.  

Links

9. You are not permitted to post hypertext links on the Website to content hosted and maintained by you or third parties.

10. We are not responsible for the services, content, quality, nature and reliability of any website linked to from the Ag-West Bio Website. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of information or advice on any websites linked to from the Ag-West Bio website. 

Download

11. We do not guarantee that electronic materials downloaded from this Website do not contain viruses or other destructive elements. Downloading material from any website is at your own risk.

Disclaimer of Warranty

12. The Website and all information and other materials made available on or through the Website are provided ‘as-is’ without representations, warranties, conditions and indemnities of any kind, either express or implied. Ag-West Bio  disclaims all representations, warranties and conditions, expressed or implied, statutory or otherwise, including, without limitation, implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, uninterrupted or error-free operation, title, non-infringement or other violation of rights, or those arising out of a course of dealing or usage of trade. Ag-West Bio DOES NOT provide any representations, warranties, conditions or indemnities regarding the use, validity, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, availability or reliability of, or any results of the use of, or otherwise respecting, the Website or any information or other materials made available on or through the Website or any websites linked to or from the Website. Ag-West Bio DOES NOT ASSUME any obligation to update the Website or advise of any further developments with respect to the Website. Information that is provided on the Website or on other websites to which the Website provides links may contain errors and may be subject to change without notice. 

Limitation of Liability

13. Under no circumstances shall Ag-West Bio be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, exemplary, aggravated, economic or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of use, data, profit, opportunity or savings, arising out of or in any way related to the use, or the inability to use or access the Website or any information or other materials available on or through the Website whether based in contact, tort, negligence or otherwise, even if Ag-West Bio  or an authorized representative of Ag-West Bio  has been advised of the possibility of such damages. If your use of the Website or any information or other materials available on or through the Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume any costs thereof.

Enforcement

14. Ag-West Bio reserves the right to investigate any violation of the Terms of Use and to take appropriate remedial action. Ag-West Bio has absolute discretion to enforce the Terms of Use, including, but not limited to warning users of violations, disabling or suspending Website access, deleting, screening or editing any content, or prohibiting any behavior that does not comply with these Terms of Use or which is harmful, objectionable, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate for the Website.

15. Deliberate attempts by you or someone on your behalf to evade or circumvent your suspension or termination of your rights to use the Website violates these Terms of Use, constitutes an unlawful intrusion to the equipment and systems of Ag-West Bio, and may result in legal action. 

Governing Law

16. The laws of the Province of Saskatchewan and the laws of Canada applicable therein shall govern as to the interpretation, validity and effect of these Terms of Use notwithstanding any conflict of laws provisions or your domicile, residence, or physical location. You hereby consent and submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Saskatchewan in any action or proceeding instituted under or related to these Terms of Use.

Contact Us

17. If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact us:

Ag-West Bio Inc.
101 - 111 Research Drive
Saskatoon SK  S7N 3R2

Attention: Communications Director

Phone: 306-975-1939
Fax: 306-975-1966 
Email: agwest@agwest.sk.ca