ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
Services are available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old, whether acting on their own behalf or as an authorized employee or representative of a corporation or other business entity. If you do not so qualify, do not attempt to register for or use the Services.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:
to abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other Computer Science Canada users;
to contribute any Content that is infringing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party;
for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. If you are an international user, you agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content;
to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any Computer Science Canada user;
to create or submit unwanted email or private message ("Spam") to any other Computer Science Canada users or any URL;
to violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws);
to submit stories, comments, links, topics, shouts, code, programs, files, tutorials, articles, profiles, private messages linking to affiliate programs, multi-level marketing schemes, sites/blogs repurposing existing stories (source hops), or off-topic content;
with the exception of accessing RSS feeds, you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site;
with the intention of artificially inflating or altering the 'post count', blog count, comments, 'bits', 'karma', topic rating or any other Computer Science Canada service, including by way of creating separate user accounts for the purpose of artificially altering Computer Science Canada's services; giving or receiving money or other remuneration in exchange for 'bits' or 'karma'; or participating in any other organized effort that in any way artificially alters the results of Computer Science Canada's services or user rankings.
to violate any rules listed for a given service layed out in the following pages:
CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE
By uploading, submitting or otherwise disclosing or distributing Content of any kind at or on the Site or otherwise through the Services, unless source quoted, you represent and warrant that you own all rights in the Content and you agree that the Content will be subject to the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Canada License, available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/ca/legalcode.en.
You agree to grant CompSci.ca, dwite.ca, their owners, administrators and staff, all rights to use and publish all content uploaded, submitted, posted or otherwise sent to any of the services offered. All content submitted to our services should be considered to be a matter of public record and no expectation of privacy should be assumed. CompSci.ca, dwite.ca, their owners, administrators and staff reserve the right to make all content publicly available for the duration of the life time of their services and keep a public record of posts/content regardless of any removal request from the original poster/submitter.
Computer Science Canada respects the intellectual property of others. It is Computer Science Canada's policy to respond expeditiously to vaild claims of copyright and other intellectual property infringement. Computer Science Canada will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Canadian intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying or substantially complying with Canadian law, Computer Science Canada may act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and may act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. Computer Science Canada will terminate access for subscribers and account holders who are repeat infringers.
Notifying Computer Science Canada of Copyright Infringement: To provide Computer Science Canada notice of an infringement, you must provide a written communication to the attention of Computer Science Canada care of email@example.com that sets forth the information specified by Canadian copyright law. Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that an activity is infringing your copyright.
Please note that any take down requests may be posted publicly including the name of the requester and copyright holders involved. Additional a detailed (non copyright infringing) description of the content removed from the service may be issued.
Also note that a user may not request content which they them selves posted and own the copyright to be taken down as part of a copyright complaint as they agreed to give our services all rights to publish and use their submitted content as we see fit.
Providing Computer Science Canada with Counter-Notification: If we remove or disable access to content in response to an infringement notice, we will make reasonable attempts to contact the owner or administrator of the affected site or content. If you feel that your material does not constitute infringement, you may provide Computer Science Canada with a counter notification by written communication to the attention of Computer Science Canada at firstname.lastname@example.org that sets forth all of the necessary information required by Canadian copyright law. Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that an activity is not infringing the copyrights of others. If you are uncertain whether an activity constitutes infringement, we recommended seeking advice of an attorney.
You acknowledge that Computer Science Canada has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to the Site; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release Computer Science Canada from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Site. The Site may contain, or direct you to sites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. Computer Science Canada makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Site, and Computer Science Canada will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site. THE SERVICE, CONTENT, AND SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Computer Science Canada has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Computer Science Canada is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Computer Science Canada shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPUTER SCIENCE CANADA, ITS SUPPLIERS, DAN, OR TONY BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY (I) WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING), OR (II) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES.
BITS AND KARMA POINTS
Points give to Computer Science Canada accounts as a user ranking system ('Bits' and 'Karma') have no real world value and Computer Science Canada has no obligation to refund, compensate, or to provide services for them. Computer Science Canada reserves the right to remove or add such ranking points to any Computer Science Canada account at any time with out notice or warning.
The 'Bits Shop' is provided as an 'as is' entertainment service and is for entertainment purposes only and no real currency or value is exchanged (as bits have no value). As such Computer Science Canada is under no obligation to provide services, items or products purchased within or refund any purchase.
Last updated: November 12th, 2011