Terms of Use

Intellectual Property Rights

Altaris Impact Marketing Inc. ("SankomNA.com") is a Canadian company committed to bringing you high quality products and services (collectively, "Products"). By completing your registration and clicking on the "I Accept" button below, you will become a registered user of the SankomNA.com website and its subdomains (collectively, the "Site"), including our forums, bulletin boards, personal ads, and blogs, and you agree to these Terms of Use ("Terms"). If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not register to use the Site.

Please note that the Terms and any other policies or guidelines governing the Site are subject to change by SankomNA.com at any time in our sole discretion. Any changes will be effective upon the posting of the revisions on the Site. Your use of the Site will be subject to the most current version of the Terms posted on the Site at the time of such use. Your continued use of this Site after such changes are implemented constitutes your acknowledgment and acceptance of the changes. Please consult these Terms regularly. If you do not agree to any changes to these Terms, please immediately discontinue your use of the Site.

You also understand and agree that we may amend, alter, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time, including the availability of any Site features, content, Products, functionality or aspect in our sole discretion without notice to you.

1. Registration Information

We may at times require that you register and/or set up an account to use certain portions of the Site, or the Site as a whole. In order to do so, you may be provided, or required to choose, a password, user ID, and/or other registration information, including, but not limited to, personally identifiable information (collectively, "Registration Information"). You agree and represent that all Registration Information provided by you is accurate and up-to-date. If any of your Registration Information changes, you must update it by sending the corrected Registration Information to us at: customerservice@sankomna.com or by using the appropriate update mechanism on the Site, if available. If SankomNA.com believes that the Registration Information you provide is not correct, current, or complete, SankomNA.com reserves the right to refuse you access to this Site, and to terminate or suspend your access at any time. However, SankomNA.com has no obligation to verify the accuracy, currency completeness or usefulness of any Registration Information that you have provided to the Site.

2. User ID/Password and Promotional Codes

If you register and/or set up an account on the Site, you will be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any user ID, password, and similar information. You may not authorize others to use your user ID, password, or similar information. You are solely responsible for all usage or activity on your account including, but not limited to, use of the account by any person who uses your Registration Information, with or without authorization, or who has access to any computer on which your account resides or is accessible.

From time to time, you may receive special offers or promotions which you may use on the Site to obtain discounts on Products, as outlined in the terms provided for the promotion and if you are assigned a promotional code. The promotional code provided to you is for use by you or members of your household only as members of the Site, and cannot be transferred for use by any other person. Attempts to transfer codes, or entering repeated codes will result in suspension from use of the Site.

If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure (for example, following a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of your Registration Information or any credit, debit or charge card number stored on the Site), you must promptly change the affected Registration Information by using the appropriate update mechanism on the Site, if available, or notify us as described in our Privacy Policy.

3. Fees and Payments

Currently, we accept Visa and MasterCard on our Site.

We or third parties may charge you fees for Products offered for sale through the Site and you agree to pay all such fees and charges, including applicable taxes, incurred through your account at the rates in effect for the billing period in which such fees and charges are incurred. When you submit your credit card information to us upon registration or otherwise, you give us permission to charge all fees and charges incurred through your account for all Products provided. If payment cannot be charged to your credit card, we reserve the right to either suspend or terminate your account.

4. Site Use

The Site contains text, graphics, photos, software, logos, icons and other materials ("Site Content") furnished by sankomna.com which is owned by sankomna.com. The Site may also contain text, graphics, photos, software, logos, icons and other materials, including advertising ("Third Party Content") that is owned or provided by persons other than SankomNA.com ("Third Party Providers") (the "Site Content" and the "Third Party Content" is collectively, "Content"). SankomNA.com makes no representations or warranties regarding such Content. Inclusion of information or materials from third parties on this Site does not mean, unless expressly stated otherwise, that SankomNA.com endorses or agrees with such information or materials. You understand that you have no proprietary rights in the Content and that the Third Party Providers retain all proprietary right, title or interest, including copyright, in their respective Third Party Content. You may not copy, sell, license, transfer, publish, reproduce, modify, display, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, adapt, translate, transmit, arrange, bundle, sublicense, export, merge, loan, rent, lease, assign, share, outsource, host, distribute in any way, prepare derivative works based on, re-post, make available to any person or otherwise use, either directly or indirectly, any of the Content, in whole or in part, in an form or by any means whatsoever, be they physical, electronic or otherwise, for any public or commercial purpose, without the prior written consent of SankomNA.com or the Third Party Providers. You may download Content from the Site and may use the Site for your personal use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

The Content, its organization, design, compilation, advertising and all other material on the Site, including without limitation, the "look and feel" of this Site, is protected under applicable copyrights and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights and is the property of us and our Third Party Providers. The Site is a copyrighted work of SankomNA.com and we reserve all rights in and to the Site. The copying, rearrangement, redistribution, modification, use or publication by you, directly or indirectly, of any such matters or any part of the Site is strictly prohibited.

Other than connecting to our servers by http requests using a Web browser, you may not attempt to gain access to our servers by any means - including, without limitation, by using administrator passwords or by masquerading as an administrator while using the Site or otherwise.

5. Hyperlinks

This Site contains hyperlinks to other sites which are not maintained by, or related to, SankomNA.com. Hyperlinks to such sites are provided solely as a convenience to you and do not imply any endorsement by SankomNA.com of, any affiliation with or endorsement by the owner of the linked site. SankomNA.com has no control over such third party sites. SankomNA.com is not responsible for the availability of such external sites and no endorsement of any third party products or services is expressed or implied by any information, material or content referred to or included on or linked from or to the Site. SankomNA.com does not assume responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, accessibility and usefulness of the information, data, opinions, advice or statements contained at such sites and your access and use of such third party sites, including any information, material, products and services therein, is solely at your own risk. SankomNA.com accepts no liability for any indirect, incidental, exemplary, consequential, punitive or other losses or damages of whatsoever kind arising out of access to or use of any hyperlinked website or any information or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such linked website. You also understand and agree that SankomNA.com's Privacy Policy is applicable only while you are using the Site. Once you are linked to another website, you should read the privacy statement of that website before disclosing any personal information.

6. Submissions

SankomNA.com expects that you will access and use the Site in a respectful and responsible manner in accordance with applicable laws. As a registered user of the Site, you will have the opportunity to comment on Product reviews or on the postings of SankomNA.com contributors, post to the blogs located on the Site or otherwise engage in dialogue with representatives of SankomNA.com and users of the SankomNA.com Site ("Members") through the Site. SankomNA.com welcomes your content, messages, remarks, ideas, commentary, reviews and other information communicated to shipdirect.ca and other Members through this Site (collectively, a "Submission"). Of course, you are prohibited from using a false e-mail address, from impersonating another person or entity, or otherwise misleading SankomNA.com or other Members as to your identity when you are on the Site or otherwise communicating with SankomNA.com. SankomNA.com may also refuse to grant you an ID or user name if such ID/user name is protected by trademark or other intellectual property laws or is unlawful or offensive, as determined by us in our sole discretion.

You further agree that you will use this Site for lawful purposes only and represent and warrant that you will not use the Site to:

(a) download, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any Submission that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, homophobic, sexist, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, inflammatory, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, including but not limited to any Submission which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, violate the laws of others or otherwise violates any applicable local, provincial, national or international laws, including harms minors in any way;

(b) download, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any Submission that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (c) download, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any Submission that infringes, misappropriates, or otherwise violates any third party’s copyright, patent, trade-mark, or other proprietary right of publicity or privacy, or encourages or enables any other party to do so;

(d) use the Site or any Content to post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes", or any other form of solicitation;

(e) upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any Submission to the Site that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, alter, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site’s infrastructure or limits the functionality of any SankomNA.com or third party computer hardware, software, networks, or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

(f) interfere with or disrupt the Site or servers or networks connected to the Site, including attempting to interfere with the access of any other user, host or network, including without limitation, overloading, initiating, propagating, participating, directing or attempting any “denial of service” attacks, "spamming", "crashing", or "mail-bombing" the Site or disobeying any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site;

(g) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, provincial, national or international law, rule or regulation applicable in connection with the Site; and

(h) collect or store personal information about other Members of the Site or disseminate such personal information through a Submission or otherwise.

Any breach of the above representations, covenants and warranties may result in termination of your use of the Site, and, if appropriate, referral to relevant law enforcement authorities. SankomNA.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor Submissions. However, SankomNA.com does reserve the right to remove any Submissions or material that in its sole opinion, violates or is alleged to violate, any applicable laws.

Additionally, you hereby grant to SankomNA.com a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non exclusive right and license to reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, copy, bundle, market, adapt, transmit, arrange, sublicense, export, merge, transfer, loan, rent, lease, assign, share, outsource, host, make available to any person, display or otherwise use any Submission communicated to SankomNA.com by you through this Site (including, without limitation, any ideas, concepts, inventions, know-how, techniques or any intellectual property contained therein) and to incorporate any Submission in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, including for advertising and promotion purposes, for any purpose, whatsoever, without any duty to account to you. In addition, you irrevocably waive all of your moral rights as author in respect of such Submission, however arising. SankomNA.com will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and may use any Submission in its business (including without limitation, for products or advertising) without incurring any liability for royalties or any other consideration of any kind, and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future SankomNA.com operations. For greater clarity, SankomNA.com also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse to post any Submission that it receives from you.

7. Blog and Product Review Content

As part of the Content available on the Site, SankomNA.com may make available Product reviews and blogs for your information and entertainment. Just to be clear, SankomNA.com does not necessarily endorse, support, sanction, encourage, verify, or agree with the comments, opinions, “expert advice” or statements posted on forums, blogs or otherwise contained in or made available on the Site. Any Content available through the Site, including the advice and opinions or any contributor or Member, are the views and responsibility of those who post the statements and do not necessarily represent our views or any of our Third Party Providers. You agree that we and our Third Party Providers are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to any Content posted or provided by others, including defamatory, offensive or illicit material, even material that violates this Terms.

8. Privacy Policy

Please click here to read and review SankomNA.com's Privacy Policy, which describes SankomNA.com's privacy policies and practices in detail, as such statement may be amended from time to time by SankomNA.com. SankomNA.com advises you to check the Privacy Policy on a frequent basis for changes. SankomNA.com will treat any personal information that you submit through this Site in accordance with its Privacy Policy. You hereby consent to the use of your personal information by SankomNA.com and/or its Third Party Providers in accordance with the terms and for the limited purposes set forth in the Privacy Policy. By agreeing to these Terms, you acknowledge and agree that certain information about you is subject to SankomNA.com's Privacy Policy.

9. Warranty

The warranty of Products made available and sold on the Site is limited to that warranty provided by the manufacturer of the Product or on the Site. You agree that we and our Third Party Providers are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to Products featured, mentioned, or sold by others on or through the Site. Should you be unhappy with one of the Products purchased from our Site, please see our returns and exchange policy available here.

10. Disclaimer of Warranties/Limitation of Liability

EXCEPT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, EVERYTHING ON THE SITE, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTS, CONTENT AND ALL SUBMISSIONS, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. SANKOMNA.COM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OR THOSE ARISING OUT A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTING DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA.

SANKOMNA.COM MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS REGARDING THE COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, AVAILABILITY OR APPROPRIATENESS OF THE SITE, THE CONTENT OR THE PRODUCTS OR THEIR USEFULNESS FOR YOUR PURPOSES. FOR GREATER CLARITY, SANKOMNA.COM DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT (I) THE PRODUCTS OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, RELIABLE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, SUITABLE, VALID, TRUTHFUL, ERROR-FREE OR WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS IN ANY WAY; (II) ANY DEFECTS IN THE CONTENT OR PRODUCTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; (III) THE USE OF THE CONTENT AND THE SITE WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; (IV) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT, THE SITE OR ANY PRODUCTS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE, BENEFICIAL OR RELIABLE; OR (V) THE QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT OR PRODUCTS OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. THE CONTENT MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND SANKOMNA.COM MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS AT ANY TIME.

IN NO EVENT SHALL SANKOMNA.COM, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS, AGENTS OR ADVISORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF INCOME, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SALES, LOSS OF OPPORTUNITIES, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, FAILURE TO REALIZE UNEXPECTED SAVINGS, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, LOSS OF GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES OR OTHER ECONOMIC LOSS ARISING FROM: (I) YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE CONTENT OR ANY PRODUCTS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY SITE TO WHICH YOU HYPERLINK FROM THE SITE; (II) ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIMS THAT THE USE BY YOU OF THE CONTENT, THE SITE OR ANY OF THE PRODUCTS VIOLATES ANY THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT OR PRIVACY RIGHT; (III) ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, WHETHER RELATED TO ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUSES OR LINE FAILURE; (IV) ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR TRANSACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SITE, WHETHER THROUGH BLOGS OR OTHERWISE, OR PERSONS THAT YOU MEET THROUGH THE SITE OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTERS RELATING TO THIS SITE, ANY SUBMISSIONS, THE CONTENT OR THE PRODUCTS, BASED IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, FUNDAMENTAL BREACH, FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH SANKOMNA.COM HAD ANY KNOWLEDGE, ACTUAL OR CONSTRUCTIVE, THAT YOU MIGHT INCUR SUCH DAMAGES.

SANKOMNA.COM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL SUCH ABOVE REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

11. Indemnity

You agree at all times to indemnify, defend and hold harmless SankomNA.com, its licensors, Third Party Providers, service providers, employees, contractors, agents, officers, directors, successors and assigns (the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any claims, losses, judgments, actions, proceedings, damages, costs and expenses (including without limitation, reasonable legal and other fees and disbursements) incurred by any of the foregoing parties due to or resulting from your use or misuse of the Site, the Content, the Products, from Submissions that you post to, submit or transmit through the Site or from your violation of these Terms. You will also indemnify and hold the Indemnified Parties harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of Content, the Products, or other Submissions from this Site.

12. General

(a) Applicable Law. These Terms and any action related thereto or related to the Site and the Products will be governed, controlled, interpreted and defined by and under the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws applicable therein without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. The United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods is explicitly excluded from this agreement. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms or your use of the Site, the Content, [the Products] and the Submissions will be filed only in a court located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of any such action. Your use of the Site is void where prohibited by laws in jurisdictions to which you are otherwise subject. Sections 4-12 will survive any termination of these Terms for any reason.

(b) Termination. You acknowledge and agree that these Terms will remain in effect for so long as you use this Site. You agree that this agreement can only be terminated by you once you have stopped using the Site. SankomNA.com reserves the right to terminate your use of the Site at any time, for any reason, with or without cause, if SankomNA.com believes that you are violating these Terms in any way. SankomNA.com also has the right, in its sole discretion, to remove any Submissions or other content of yours from the Site. If you wish to terminate your account, you may choose to cease your use of the Site or to send SankomNA.com notification by e-mail at customerservice@sankom.com. SankomNA.com will not be responsible for maintaining or returning Submissions or your password.

(c) Entire Terms. These Terms and any other legal notices, policies and guidelines of SankomNA.com linked to these Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and SankomNA.com relating to the subject matter hereof and supersede any prior understandings or agreements (whether oral or written), claims, representations, and understandings of the parties regarding such subject matter and the Terms may not be amended or modified except in writing or by making such amendments or modifications available on this Site.

(d) No Agency; Third Party Beneficiary. SankomNA.com is not your agent, fiduciary, trustee, or other representative. Nothing expressed or mentioned in or implied from these Terms is intended or will be construed to give to any person other than the parties hereto any legal or equitable right, remedy, or claim under or in respect to these Terms. These Terms and all of the representations, warranties, covenants, conditions, and provisions hereof are intended to be and are for the sole and exclusive benefit of SankomNA.com, you, and relying Third Party Providers.

(e) Assignment. You may not assign, convey, subcontract or delegate your rights, duties or obligations hereunder.

(f) Severability. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.

(g) No Waiver. SankomNA.com will not be considered to have waived any of its rights or remedies described in these Terms unless the waiver is in writing and signed by SankomNA.com. No delay or omission by SankomNA.com in exercising its rights or remedies will impair or be construed as a waiver. Any single or partial exercise of a right or remedy will not preclude further exercise of any other right or remedy. SankomNA.com’s failure to enforce the strict performance of any provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of SankomNA.com’s right to subsequently enforce such provision or any other provisions of these Terms.

(h) Headings. The headings used in these Terms are included for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect and will not affect the construction or interpretation of these Terms.

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