TORONTO GLOBAL
WEBSITE & SOCIAL TERMS OF USE

TorontoGlobal.ca

By accessing this website, you are agreeing to these Terms of Use. Therefore, we suggest that you review these Terms of Use carefully.
If you can’t access these Terms of Use or any link provided as part of these Terms of Use, please contact us.

Who we are

When we say “we”, “us” or “our”, we mean GTA Region Investment Attraction (more commonly known as Toronto Global).

Acceptable use of this website

We require you to follow several simple rules when accessing or using this website. You must not:
  • Use this website in violation of any law, rule or regulation.
  • Interfere with or disrupt this website or any of our computer systems, servers, networks, databases, software, hardware or equipment used by or for this website.
  • Interfere with the use or enjoyment of this website by others.
  • Introduce code which is disruptive or harmful.
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to our computer systems, servers, networks, databases, software, hardware or equipment, including to: user-restricted areas of this website; logins and passwords of others; or personal information and personal accounts of others.

Privacy

Your privacy is important to us! If you provide any personal information to us through this website, we will handle it according to what we state in our Privacy Statement (below). If you choose to submit your personal information (locations, browsing history, IP address, contact information and other information) to Toronto Global through our website or social media channels, this data will be used by Toronto Global to communicate with and/or market to you, unless otherwise noted.
 
If there is a data breach at Toronto Global, we will report such a breach within 72 hours and allow you to access your private data and the way it was being used. If you would like to remove personal data, you may exercise your Right to be Forgotten by sending an email to info@torontoglobal.ca.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Individuals may have access to different types of confidential information in the course of their duties with Toronto Global, including:
  • Personal information, which includes names and contact details (including business contact information).
This information is protected by privacy laws from being collected, used or disclosed to others without the person’s written consent:
  • Inside information, which refers to material, non-public information relating to the business or securities of a public company or entity. Information is material if it would reasonably be expected to have a material effect on the market price or value of the good or information to others except in the necessary course of business, until it has been publicly disseminated.
  • Third party business information, which includes business and financial information received in the course of negotiations for a business transaction or for an ongoing arrangement (i.e. with a supplier or service provider) pursuant to a confidentiality agreement signed by the parties. These agreements limit the use and disclosure of the information except as needed to further the transaction or relationship. Toronto Global must never obtain, use or disclose confidential business information of other organizations without their consent.
In order for Toronto Global to comply with the above legal and contractual obligations, and to preserve its business interests and reputation, employees must:
  • Never access or disclose confidential information unless expressly authorized by Toronto Global and it is necessary for the performance of the employee’s responsibilities to do so.
  • Protect confidential information by following the security measures described below.

Information Security

Everyone must be diligent in protecting confidential information from unauthorized use or disclosure, which includes taking the following steps:
  • Confidential documents must not be left where they can be seen or accessed by unauthorized persons. Documents prepared by individuals containing confidential information must be clearly marked “Confidential” before being distributed.
  • Physical measures such as locking storage rooms and file cabinets, securing personal computer databases, and password protecting mobile devices must be followed.
  • Avoid copying confidential information to desktop or laptop local drives or to removable USB keys. If unavoidable, ensure the USB is protected and the information erased at the earliest opportunity.
  • When sending confidential information physically or electronically, ensure correct address, appropriate protection (sealed or encrypted if possible) and confirmation of receipt.
  • Confidential matters must not be discussed in public places where they may be overheard by others, such as elevators, hallways, restaurants or at social gatherings.
  • Only designated equipment in secure premises should be used for faxing and copying confidential documents.
  • Toronto Global’s systems must only be remotely accessed from a secure environment (i.e. an individual’s home computer or one supplied by Toronto Global) since confidential material may inadvertently remain on the remote system after accessing Toronto Global’s systems.)
  • Confidential documents must be disposed of by returning them to the provider, archiving or shredding them.

Online services and transactions

We may provide you with access to online services or transactions through this website. Additional or different terms of use may apply to those services or transactions. You should carefully review the terms and conditions that apply before obtaining the particular service or completing a transaction. Where these Terms of Use are different from those terms and conditions, those terms and conditions will apply to the extent of the difference.

Copyright

Unless we tell you otherwise, the content on this website is protected by the “GTA Region Investment Attraction” o/a “Toronto Global” (referred to as “Toronto Global”). Your ability to use and reproduce content owned by Toronto Global is set out below.
 
Copyright ownership in user submitted content is not held by Toronto Global, unless we tell you otherwise. You must obtain the prior consent of the copyright holder before doing anything with user submitted content.

Trademark

The official symbols of Toronto Global may not be reproduced, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes, without our prior authorization, which you must receive in writing from us.

Archive label

This site uses an archive label to identify content that may not be the most recent or accurate version. This content is being maintained online for archival and research purposes. The label will direct people to a more recent or updated version if one is available.

User contributed content

This website allows you and others to submit content to this website. If you choose to submit content, please be civil and respectful. You must not:
 
1.  Mislead us or anyone else as to your identity or the origin of the submitted content, or falsely claim to represent a person, organization or entity.

2.  Post or transmit any message, content or link to content that:
  • you either do not own or do not have the necessary rights to post or transmit
  • is in violation of any law, rule or regulation or any third party right, or promotes illegal activity or conduct that would contravene any law, rule or regulation or third party right
  • is abusive, hateful, homophobic, discriminatory, malicious, aggressive, threatening, violent, sexist, harassing, inflammatory, indecent, tortious, defamatory, knowingly false, misleading, deceptive, vulgar, obscene, offensive, scandalous, sexually explicit, profane, offensive or otherwise objectionable
  • incites hatred, racism, bigotry or physical harm of any kind
  • is unsolicited or unauthorized, such as unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional material, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letter," "pyramid scheme," or any other form of solicitation (commercial or otherwise)
  • is in breach of any confidence
  • includes personal data or information about others
  • can result in us being liable to anyone else under any intellectual property rights law
By submitting your content, you agree to give us a right to do what we want with the content that you submit and to permit others to do the same; in both cases, without the need to give you notice, acknowledgement or payment (except in the case of personal information, in which case our right to do what we want with it is subject to terms of our Privacy Statement, other privacy policies and applicable consents). You also agree to waive your moral rights as an author under copyright law in the submitted content.
 
While we may moderate certain interactive portions of this website, we are not required to, nor should you expect that we will, take action in response to any content posted on this website. The views expressed by others represent their own views and are not endorsed or approved by us, nor do we endorse or approve any events or other activities posted by a user.
 
We reserve the right not to post any content that you submit, and to remove, edit or move, at any time, any content submitted and posted on this website which does not comply with these Terms of Use or for any other reason that we determine appropriate.
 
We will cooperate with law enforcement officials and comply with any court order with respect to any claim or investigation due to any content posted or activity that you undertake on our website and will provide such content and provide information regarding your identity as well as other relevant information.

Links to other websites and social media platforms

You may see links on this website to other websites and some widely-used social media platforms. We have included them because they may be of interest to you. Just to be clear, providing a link to them doesn’t mean that we endorse or recommend them to you.
Also, since these other websites and social media platforms are controlled and maintained by other people, we can’t be sure that the link will still work when you click on it or that the service or content is useful, appropriate, virus-free or reliable. Therefore, you need to decide for yourself whether you want to follow any link or to agree to receive or rely on any service or content that is made available to you.

Your privacy and third party sites

Important Privacy Information: Any information that you provide to or through a social media platform or other website is not collected or controlled by Toronto Global. Social media platforms or other websites are not bound by our Privacy Statement. You should review the privacy policies of any linked website or social media platform before providing any personal or other information. Others may not comply with the same privacy laws, policies and practices that we do! Please be careful.

Links from other websites and social media platforms

Unless we tell you otherwise, other websites and social media platforms that link to this website are not associated with us or endorsed by us.

Disclaimer of warranty / Limitation of liability

We cannot make this website as current, informative and interactive as possible without the important legal disclaimers of warranty and liability set out below. Make sure you don’t skip this section!

Warranty disclaimer

Use of this website and its contents is at your own risk. This website and all of its content are provided "As Is." You must not rely on any content published on or linked to this website without first making your own enquiries to verify it is accurate, current and complete. We do not make, and expressly disclaim, any representations, warranties, covenants and conditions, express or implied, arising out of operation of law, course of performance, course of dealing, usage of trade or otherwise, including any express or implied warranties and conditions of: merchantability; merchantable quality; fitness for a particular purpose; non-infringement; safety; quality; freedom from defects or that defects will be corrected; uninterrupted, virus-free or error-free use of this website; or accuracy, currency, reliability, completeness or appropriateness relating to the content of this website.

Limitation of liability

Under no circumstances will Toronto Global, its employees, agents and independent contractors have any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive, exemplary or other damages, and including without limitation to any loss of profit, costs, expenses, harm to business, business interruption, reputation, loss of information or programs or data, loss of savings, loss of revenue, loss of goodwill, loss of tangible or intangible property, legal fees or legal costs, wasted management or office time or damages of any kind whatsoever), whether based in contract, tort, negligence or any other legal basis, arising out of or in connection with this website, any linked website or linked social media platform (including without limitation any damages suffered as a result of the use, inability to use, failure of, or any omissions or inaccuracies in, this website, any linked websites or linked social media platforms, or any of the services or content of the foregoing), even if Toronto Global has been specifically advised of the possibility of such damage or loss, or if such damage or loss was foreseeable.

General

Toronto Global reserves the right to supplement, remove or modify these Terms of Use at any time and from time to time without notice. Please check this website regularly for any changes. If you continue to use this website following a change to these Terms of Use, you will be deemed to have accepted the changes.
 
If any term or condition set out in this Terms of Use is held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions will continue in full force.
 
These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and deemed to be entered into by you in the Province of Ontario.
 
Created: September 30, 2014
 
Updated: May 22, 2018
Published: May 25, 2018
 

Social Media Terms of Use


These Terms of Use apply to you when you communicate with Toronto Global through social media websites, so please read them carefully.
What you can expect from our online updates
Our accounts vary in terms of frequency and content, but usually publish a few times a day on weekdays (but not usually on holidays observed in Canada). We’ll publish helpful information and link you to more detailed information and resources when available. Some accounts do not respond to public replies (e.g. an @-reply on Twitter or a comment in a Facebook status update thread) or direct messages.

Things to consider

  • Accounts will be monitored during normal business hours, unless otherwise specified — during this time we will try to respond to your questions.
  • Comments which do not follow our Terms of Use or one or more of the following rules may be removed, and users that ignore these comment policies may be banned.
  • For any matter that is confidential, or too complicated for posting to the public, please contact us via our contact page on our website.
  • Depending on the volume of posts received, we cannot commit to responding to everyone.
  • Don’t forget that the social media service providers (such as Twitter or LinkedIn) also have additional or different terms of use. You should carefully review the terms and conditions that apply to you before obtaining the particular service.
  • Although we will work hard to help you, we can’t guarantee that we will understand your question completely or answer it accurately. By contacting us through a social media site, you acknowledge that any response we provide to you through the same site:
    • is intended to provide helpful information or resources
  • is not considered to be definitive advice or guaranteed to solve your issue.

Commenting policy

  • Stay on topic. We encourage focused, thoughtful comments and discussion which respond or relate to a particular topic, new initiative or upcoming event. Comments which are not related to our content or attempt to derail the conversation may be removed.
  • Be respectful. If you choose to post content, please keep in mind that you must not:

1.  Mislead us or anyone else as to your identity or the origin of the posted content, or falsely claim to represent a person, organization or entity.

2.  Post or transmit any message, content or link to content that:

  • you either do not own or do not have the necessary rights to post or transmit
  • is in violation of any law, rule or regulation or any third party right, or promotes illegal activity or conduct that would contravene any law, rule or regulation or third party right
  • is abusive, hateful, homophobic, discriminatory, malicious, aggressive, threatening, violent, sexist, harassing, inflammatory, indecent, tortious, defamatory, knowingly false, misleading, deceptive, vulgar, obscene, offensive, sexually explicit, profane or otherwise objectionable
  • incites hatred, racism, bigotry or physical harm of any kind
  • is unsolicited or unauthorized, such as unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional material, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letter," "pyramid scheme," or any other form of solicitation (commercial or otherwise)
  • is in breach of any confidence
  • includes personal data or information about others
  • can result in us being liable to anyone else under any intellectual property rights law.
We may not respond to posts that violate any of these rules and we may notify the social media service provider of your violation. If we suffer costs or damages as a result of your violating these rules, we expect you to cover our costs and damages.
 
While we may moderate posts, we are not required to, nor should you expect that we will, take action in response to any content posted on our page or feed. The views expressed by others represent their own views and are not endorsed or approved by us, nor do we endorse or approve any events or other activities posted by a user.
 
Toronto Global supports an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and respectful work environment, free of discrimination and harassment. Our employees moderate our social media sites and their contents. Any conduct that is discriminatory or harassing will be removed and the user may be banned from future use of our channels.
 
We reserve the right not to keep any content that you post on our page or feed, and to remove, edit or move, at any time, any content posted which does not comply with these Terms of Use or for any other appropriate reason.

We will cooperate with law enforcement officials and comply with any court order with respect to any claim or investigation due to any content posted and will provide such content and provide information regarding your identity as well as other relevant information.
  • Avoid posting personal or confidential information. Our social media accounts are publicly accessible and posts are visible to the public. Therefore, please don’t post any personal information about you or anyone else!
  • Do not solicit personal information from other users. All or part of any posts containing personal or confidential information (e.g. a person’s home address, health card number) may be removed.
  • To the extent that we collect any personal information through a social media website, we will handle it according to what we say in our Privacy Statement.
If you choose to communicate with Toronto Global through a social media channel, please note that we don’t have any control over the social media channel and therefore we have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which those organizations collect, use, disclose, secure or otherwise treat your personal information. You should review the privacy policies of any social media platform before providing any personal or other information. Others may not comply with the same privacy laws, policies and practices that we do! Please be careful.
  • Use informative links. If you provide external links for citations or advancing discussion through additional information, do not post links to advertising or solicitation content, spam/malware or other irrelevant material.

Links to other websites

We may display links to other websites because they may be of interest to you. Just to be clear, providing a link to them doesn’t mean that we endorse or recommend them to you.
 
Also, since these other websites are controlled and maintained by other people, we can’t be sure that the link will still work when you click on it or that the service or content is useful, appropriate, virus-free or reliable. Therefore, you need to decide for yourself whether you want to follow any link or to agree to receive or rely on any service or content that is made available to you.

Warranty disclaimer

Use of our social media sites and their contents is at your own risk. They and all of their content are provided "as is." You must not rely on any content published on or linked from our social media sites without first making your own enquiries to verify it is accurate, current and complete. We do not make, and expressly disclaim, any representations, warranties, covenants and conditions, express or implied, arising out of operation of law, course of performance, course of dealing, usage of trade or otherwise, including any express or implied warranties and conditions of: merchantability; merchantable quality; fitness for a particular purpose; non-infringement; safety; quality; freedom from defects or that defects will be corrected; uninterrupted, virus-free or error-free use of our social media site; or accuracy, currency, reliability, completeness or appropriateness relating to the content of them.

Limitation of liability

Under no circumstances will Toronto Global, its employees, agents and independent contractors have any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive, exemplary or other damages, and including without limitation to any loss of profit, costs, expenses, harm to business, business interruption, reputation, loss of information or programs or data, loss of savings, loss of revenue, loss of goodwill, loss of tangible or intangible property, legal fees or legal costs, wasted management or office time or damages of any kind whatsoever), whether based in contract, tort, negligence or any other legal basis, arising out of or in connection with our social media sites, any linked website or linked social media platform (including without limitation any damages suffered as a result of the use, inability to use or failure of, or any omissions or inaccuracies on, our social media sites, any linked websites or linked social media platforms, or any of the services or content of the foregoing), even if Toronto Global has been specifically advised of the possibility of such damage or loss, or if such damage or loss was foreseeable.

General

Toronto Global reserves the right to supplement, remove or modify these Terms of Use at any time and from time to time without notice. Please check this website regularly for any changes. If you continue to access our social media sites following a change to these Terms of Use, you will be deemed to have accepted the changes.
 
If any term or condition set out in these Terms of Use is held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions will continue in full force.
 
These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario and deemed to be entered into by you in the Province of Ontario.
 
Thank you for helping us foster a respectful exchange of ideas!
 
Updated: May 22, 2018
Published: May 25, 2018