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Disclaimer of Warranties.
The materials on this Site, which may include the underlying HTML, text, images, audio clips, video clips, software and other materials (the "Content"), are provided by SNC-Lavalin for informational purposes only. SNC-Lavalin intends the Content on the Site to be accurate and current. Nevertheless, since the Content has been compiled by SNC-Lavalin from a variety of sources, it is provided to you "as is" and "as available", without warranties of any kind. This Site may contain typographical errors and certain inaccuracies. Any consequence of any decision you make based on any part of the Content is your sole responsibility.
SNC-LAVALIN ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY KIND IN THE CONTENT AND DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, CONDITIONS, GUARANTEES OR ENDORSEMENTS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY LAW, STATUTE, TRADE USAGE OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENT AND TO ANY MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, OPERATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, USEFULNESS, COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, CURRENCY, RELIABILITY OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, SNC-LAVALIN DOES NOT GIVE OR MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, CONDITIONS, GUARANTEES OR ENDORSEMENTS TO THE EFFECT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THIS SITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS; OR THAT ANY SUCH PROBLEMS THAT ARE DISCOVERED WILL BE CORRECTED. IF YOUR USE OF THE SITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR THE REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT OR DATA, SNC-LAVALIN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH COSTS.
These exclusions are in addition to any specific exclusions otherwise provided in these Terms and Conditions. To the extent that the jurisdiction to which you are subject does not allow exclusion of certain warranties, such exclusions that are not permitted do not apply.
Links available on the Site (the "Links") will allow you to link to Websites not maintained or controlled by SNC-Lavalin, including sites of SNC-Lavalin's affiliated companies. SNC-Lavalin provides these links for your convenience, and is not responsible for the contents of any linked site. Using such Links is at your own risk. SNC-Lavalin cannot and does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose of any information available through the Links, and makes no representation or endorsement whatsoever about any other Website, which you may choose to access through the Site. Although SNC-Lavalin uses all reasonable efforts to ensure that all software provided on this Site is suitable for use on a wide variety of computer systems, it is your responsibility to take all reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses and ensure compatibility of any such software with your specific computer system.
Exclusion of Liabilities.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SNC-LAVALIN, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR OR OBLIGATED TO PAY ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES, COSTS, EXPENSES OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF ANTICIPATED REVENUE, PRODUCT OR CONTRACT, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY OTHER SITE YOU MAY ACCESS THROUGH THIS SITE, OR WITH ANY USE OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE OR REFERRED TO ON THIS SITE OR OF ANY MATERIALS ON ANY OTHER SITE THAT YOU MAY ACCESS THROUGH THIS SITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using and accessing this Site.
The aforementioned exclusions and limitations shall apply whether any claims, losses, costs or damages are founded in contract (including fundamental breach), tort or any other theory of liability and such limitations and exclusions shall apply even if SNC-Lavalin has been advised of the possibility of such claims, losses, costs or damages. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of moral, bodily, incidental or consequential damages, SNC-Lavalin's liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.
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(a) post, upload, publish, reproduce, transmit or otherwise distribute any part of the Content on this Site:
(i) in any manner that would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability; or
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(b) otherwise use this Site in a manner that is contrary to law or that would adversely impact use of the Site or the Internet by other users, including posting or transmitting information or software containing viruses or other disruptive components, or sending unsolicited electronic mail.
At SNC-Lavalin's sole discretion, SNC-Lavalin may terminate or refuse to permit the use of this Site by any person or entity, for any reason and without notice. SNC-Lavalin may investigate any occurrence of any of the above-mentioned violations and may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting any user involved in any such violation.
Certain statements made on the Site, which describe SNC-Lavalin's intentions, expectations or predictions, are forward-looking and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and therefore a number of factors that could cause the results or events predicted in these statements to differ materially from current expectations and from actual results or events. SNC-Lavalin disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Any comments, material, information or other communication you transmit or post to this Site ("Submission") shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. SNC-Lavalin shall have no obligations with respect to your Submissions. SNC-Lavalin, its employees, agents and representatives shall be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use your Submissions and all data, images, sounds, text and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes. SNC-Lavalin reserves the right to edit, re-purpose or re-publish any article submitted to SNC-Lavalin in any medium for any reason with proper credit to the author. For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, "proper credit" means the author's name and, where possible, a link to the author's Website and/or electronic mail address, when such information has been included in the Submission. The publication of any articles submitted to SNC-Lavalin is solely at the discretion of SNC-Lavalin.
No Business Relationship Created by Your Use.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and SNC-Lavalin as a result of your use of this Site.
SNC-Lavalin operates and controls this Site from its offices located in the Province of Quebec, Canada. SNC-Lavalin makes no representation that the Content is appropriate or available for use in any other locations. If you choose to access this Site from outside of the Province of Quebec you do so through your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with local, national and international laws, if and to the extent that such laws are applicable.
Governing Law and Competent Jurisdiction.
Your use of this Site and any downloads from this Site, and the operation of these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Quebec and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to any principles of conflict of laws. All disputes, controversies or claims arising out of or in connection with the Site, including these Terms and Conditions, shall be submitted to and be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Quebec. By accessing and using this Site, you submit and attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Quebec to finally adjudicate or determine any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or in connection with the Site, including these Terms and Conditions.
Changes to Content.
SNC-Lavalin reserves the right to delete, modify or supplement any Content from the Site, in whole or in part, at its sole discretion, at any time, without notice to anyone.
Changes to Terms and Conditions.
SNC-Lavalin may modify, alter or otherwise update the Terms and Conditions applicable to this Site from time to time, without notice, by updating this posting. The date of the last modification will appear at the top hereof. You agree to review the Terms and Conditions each time you access and use this Site and to be bound by such Terms and Conditions as are in effect at the time when you access this Site. Your access and use of this Site constitutes irrefutable proof of your consent to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.
Reserve of Rights.
All rights not expressly granted in these Terms and Conditions are reserved to SNC-Lavalin. Nothing contained in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any copyright, patent, trademark or other intellectual right of the SNC-Lavalin or any other person or entity.
These Terms and Conditions apply while you are accessing the Site and remain in effect thereafter, subject to any changes referred to in the previous paragraph.
These Terms and Conditions and any other documents referenced herein constitute the entire agreement between SNC-Lavalin and you with respect to your use of this Site. SNC-Lavalin's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any of the Terms and Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any of such Terms and Conditions. If any of the Terms and Conditions is determined to be void, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall not affect the remaining provisions hereof. SNC-Lavalin and you are deemed to have agreed that these Terms and Conditions and all related documents be drafted in English only.
SNC-Lavalin et vous-même serez considérés comme ayant convenu que les présentes conditions et tous documents s'y rapportant soient rédigés en anglais seulement.