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I. Copyright and reproduction

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Reproduction of contents of the GovernanceAdvocate.com website

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II. Terms and conditions of usage of the GovernanceAdvocate.com website

Usage of GovernanceAdvocate.com’s website constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions.

Personal, non-commercial usage

GovernanceAdvocate.com grants permission to visit its website and to download and copy information, graphics, data, documents, and materials from the GovernanceAdvocate.com website for personal, non-commercial usage only, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works, subject to these terms and conditions of usage and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to particular information within the website. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Commercial usage

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Disclaimers

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GovernanceAdvocate.com shall not be liable for any losses or damages incurred or suffered in connection with its website, including, without limitation, any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages, even if GovernanceAdvocate.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Except where expressly stated, the materials on this website represent views of the authors thereof and are not necessarily those of GovernanceAdvocate.com. GovernanceAdvocate.com does not endorse the accuracy or reliability of any information provided on its website by third parties, or of any information in third-party websites and publications that may be linked to the GovernanceAdvocate.com website or referred to within it.

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This website may include content that has been translated from English or to English. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of translations, the version used by GovernanceAdvocate.com is the English version of the document, as English is the working language of GovernanceAdvocate.com.

General

GovernanceAdvocate.com reserves the right in its sole discretion, without notice or obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration, to modify or terminate its website and to deny any user access to its website, information, materials or any portion thereof.

These terms and conditions of usage constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. No waiver or amendment of these terms and conditions of usage shall be binding upon GovernanceAdvocate.com unless in writing and signed by its duly authorized representative.

These terms and conditions of usage will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of Canada.