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The following are the terms and conditions for use of the asbn.ca member services including membership account, instant messaging, SMS messaging, member private email service, venue posting, job postings, photo uploads, press releases, discussion forum, event postings, referral emails and or any other future service offered from time to time on the ASBN.ca website (accordingly referred to herein as either ASBN.ca, ASBN, The Automotive Service Business Network or ASBN Publications) and (each feature individually and collectively referred to as the "Service"). Please read them carefully. This Service is provided to individuals who are at least 18 years old or minors who have parental permission to open and maintain a membership.

 

BY CLICKING THE "I ACCEPT" BUTTON AND COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, YOU ARE STATING THAT YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR AN ACCOUNT, THE INFORMATION ENTERED IN THE REGISTRATION FORM IS TRUTHFUL AND CORRECT AND THAT YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE SERVICE ("TOS"). The Service is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein.

 

1. MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY

To open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the Registration Form. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and username. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify ASBN Publications immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.

 

2. MEMBER PRIVACY AGREEMENT

It is ASBN’s policy to respect the privacy of its members. ASBN will not monitor, edit, or disclose any personal information about you or your use of the Service, including its contents, without your prior permission unless ASBN has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to;

  • conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process;
  • protect and defend the rights or property of ASBN;
  • enforce the TOS;
  • or act to protect the interests of its members or others.


You agree that ASBN may access your account, including its contents, as stated above or to respond to service or technical issues.


2B) Referral Center Privacy Agreement


The ASBN referral center (also known as the ‘Community Membership Drive’) is used for the sole purpose of introducing your friends to the ASBN.ca website. ASBN.ca agrees not to collect, store, sell, redistribute or re-contact those people referred via the referral center, other than sending interactive newsletters that they can chose to opt out of at any time.


3. MEMBER CONDUCT
As a condition of your use of the Service, you warrant to ASBN that you will not use the Service for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. The Service is provided to individuals only and for personal use only. Any unauthorized commercial use of the Service, or the resale of its services, is expressly prohibited. You agree to abide by all applicable local, national and international laws and regulations and are solely responsible for all acts or omissions that occur under your account or password. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of other ASBN members.

  • Publish, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information.

  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about other members, including email addresses, without their consent.

  • Interfere with or disrupt networks connected to the Service or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks.

  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service, other accounts, through password mining or any other means. o Interfere with another member's use and enjoyment of the Service or another individual's or entity's use and enjoyment of similar services.


ASBN has no obligation to monitor the Service or any user's use thereof. However, ASBN reserves the right at all times to monitor, review, retain and/or disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.


4. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
THE LINKS INCLUDED WITHIN THE SERVICE MAY LET YOU LEAVE THE SERVICE WEB SITES ("LINKED SITES"). THE LINKED SITES ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF ASBN AND ASBN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED SITE, OR ANY CHANGES OR UPDATES TO SUCH SITES. ASBN IS PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO YOU ONLY AS A CONVENIENCE, AND THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY ASBN OF THE SITE OR ANY ASSOCIATION WITH THEIR OPERATORS.


5. TERMINATION
ASBN may terminate your access to any part or all of the Service and any related service(s) at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately, for any reason whatsoever. ASBN may also terminate or suspend your account for inactivity, which is defined as failing to ‘login’ to the Service for an extended period of time, as determined by ASBN. Upon termination of the Service, your right to use the Service immediately ceases. If you wish to terminate your account, your only recourse is to discontinue the use of the Service.


6. MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS OF SERVICE, MEMBER POLICIES
ASBN reserves the right to change the TOS or policies regarding the use of the Service at any time and to notify you by posting an updated version of the TOS on this Web site. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the TOS. Continued use of the Service after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.


7. LANGUAGE
It is the express will of the parties that this agreement and all related documents have been drawn up in English. C'est la volonté expresse des parties que la présente convention ainsi que les documents qui s'y rattachent soient rédigés en Anglais.


8. COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK NOTICES


All contents of the Service are: Copyright © 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 ASBN Publications, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, all rights reserved.

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