Terms of Use

Hummingbird Lawyers LLP (“Hummingbird“) maintains a web site currently located at www.hummingbirdlaw.com which provides articles, publications, information, data and other materials. The Site is provided to you subject to your compliance with these terms and conditions of use. By accessing or using the Site you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, please do not access or use the Site.

Modifications to the Terms and Conditions

Hummingbird reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time and your continued access to or use of the Site after such changes indicates your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions as modified. It is your responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions regularly.

Lawyer-Client Relationship Not Created

Your use of or access to the Site does not create a lawyer-client relationship. Your use of the Site may facilitate access to or communications with members of Hummingbird by way of e-mail transmissions or otherwise via the Site. Receipt of any such communications or transmissions by any member of Hummingbird does not create a lawyer-client relationship.

Legal Advice Not Provided

The Content is current as of its original date of publication, but should not be relied upon as accurate, timely or fit for any particular purpose. Content is provided solely for informational purposes. It is not intended to be legal or other professional advice or an opinion of any kind. You are advised to seek specific legal advice by contacting members of Hummingbird (or your own legal counsel) in relation to your specific legal issues.

Viruses

The downloading of Content is done at your own risk. Hummingbird cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that the Site or the Content are compatible with your computer systems or that the Site or the Content will be free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or disabling devices or other code that manifests contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing safeguards to protect the security and integrity of your computer system and you are responsible for the entire cost of any service, repairs or connections of and to your computer system which may be necessary as a result of your use of the Site.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

The information provided herein is for general informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. The information contained herein may not be applicable in all situations and may not, after the date of its presentation, even reflect the most current authority. Nothing contained herein should be relied or acted upon without the benefit of legal advice based upon the particular facts and circumstances presented, and nothing herein should be construed otherwise. Please note that the use of this website, including any of its chat or contact forms, does not establish a solicitor and client relationship. In order to retain a lawyer at Hummingbird Lawyers LLP you must countersign a retainer agreement provided to you by a lawyer at the firm that is first signed by a lawyer at this firm. Please also note that while we do our best to provide a secure environment, there is always risk to you when submitting information online via forms, chat, and other means, and that we cannot be held liable for any breaches in security as it relates to the submission of any information to us via our website or other such publicly facing communication methods. We are currently licensed to provide legal services in Ontario, Canada.

Communications Not Confidential

Hummingbird does not guarantee the confidentiality of any communications made by you via e-mail or otherwise through the Site and cannot guarantee that any such communications are protected by solicitor-client privilege. If you wish to provide information of a confidential or sensitive nature to one of the members of our firm, please contact them directly by telephone.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

You agree that you will not, without our prior written permission, use the Site and the Content for purposes other than your own personal non-commercial use and benefit. You may not frame the Site or the Content or any part thereof on any commercial or non-commercial internet web site. You acquire absolutely no rights or licences to the Site or the Content other than the limited right to use the Site and the Content in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. You agree that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful. Except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, any reproduction, retransmission, distribution, sale, republication, modification, translation of or creation of derivative works based on the Site or the Content, in whole or in part, and any decompilation disassembly, reverse engineering or other exploitation of the Site, without prior written permission, is strictly prohibited.

Ownership

All Content, designs, graphics, pictures, illustrations, software, artwork, video, music, sound, names, words, titles, phrases, logos and marks displayed on the Site or in the Content are owned by Hummingbird and are protected by copyright, trade-mark and other intellectual property laws and treaty provision laws.

Third-Party Sites

The Site may provide links to third party web sites. Hummingbird does not endorse the information contained in those web sites or guarantee their quality, accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for any purpose. The content in any linked web site is not under Hummingbird’s control and if you choose to access any such web site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and the applicable laws of Canada and these laws apply to the use of the Site or the Content by you, notwithstanding your domicile, residency or physical location. The Site and the Content are intended for use only in jurisdictions where it may lawfully be offered for use.

General Provisions

These Terms and Conditions, including any documents referenced herein, constitute the entire agreement between Hummingbird and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and Hummingbird with respect to the Site. A printed version of these Terms and Conditions and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms and Conditions to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Hummingbird’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provisions or right. If any of the provisions contained in these Terms and Conditions are determined to be void, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall not affect the remaining provisions contained herein.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADE-MARK NOTICES

All rights reserved. No part of the Site or the Content may be reproduced, modified, distributed, sold, published, broadcast, retransmitted or circulated in any form without the prior written consent of Hummingbird, except to the extent that such use is for your personal or non-commercial use.