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1. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

a. By visiting, accessing or using the CIRA Internet Performance Test applications or website (collectively, the "Website"), you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the "Terms"). If you access the Website on behalf of a company, organization, or other entity, then (a) "you" includes you and that entity, and (b) you represent and warrant that you are authorized to grant all permissions and licenses provided in these Terms and bind the entity to these Terms, and that you agree to these Terms on the entity's behalf.  If you do not agree to the Terms, do not use the Website.

b. CIRA may, in its sole discretion, revise these Terms at any time without advance notice to you. Your continued visiting, access or use of the Website after the revised Terms are posted online will confirm your acceptance of the revised Terms. CIRA encourages you to frequently review the Terms to ensure you understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Website. If you do not agree to the revised Terms, you must stop using the Website.

2. Ownership of Website Content

a. CIRA owns or licences all intellectual property rights, including without limitation copyright and trade-mark rights, in connection with all materials on or comprising the Website (“Content”), including, without limitation, all written, audio visual or other materials and graphical elements on the Website. CIRA grants you a limited license to use, download, print, or reproduce in whole or in part, the Content on the Website, subject to the following conditions:

  • the Content must be used or reproduced accurately, without any modification;
  • you must identify CIRA as the source of the Content;
  • you may not use the Website for any illegal or unauthorized purpose;
  • you must not, in the use of the Website or the Content, violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to intellectual property laws).
  • you must use the Content solely for non-commercial purposes; and
  • a copyright notice must appear on every copy of the Content in the following form: “© Canadian Internet Registration Authority. All rights reserved”.

b. CIRA’s express, prior, written permission is required in connection with any activity or Content that is not included in the license above, and/or for the use of Content for any purpose not expressly permitted above, such as for any commercial purpose whatsoever.

c. The CIRA logos are trade-marks of CIRA, and may not be used without the express written permission of CIRA.

3. User Accounts

To access some features of the Website, you may have to register for an Internet Performance Test user account. When registering for your user account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your user account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify CIRA immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your user account.

The Website integrates a number of third party social media platforms to make your experience more convenient. For example, you can use your existing social media profile, such as a Facebook, Twitter or Google+ profile, to register for and login to the Website. If you do so, the social media platform you use will provide CIRA with information about your social media account. For example, with your consent, the social media platform can provide us with your personal information to auto-fill a registration form. The personal information we collect through any social media platform is subject to our Privacy Policy.  

Although CIRA will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your user account, you may be liable for the losses of CIRA or others due to such unauthorized use.

 

4. DISCLAIMER

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

CIRA MAKES NO WARRANTY OR CONDITION REGARDING USE, THE ABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULT OF USE OF THE WEBSITE IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE; THAT THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS; THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS; THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS; OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

CIRA SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.

5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CIRA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, OR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES, WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, OR ANY LOSS OF DATA, USE, GOOD-WILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (A) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE; OR (B) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT, EVEN IF CIRA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. CIRA’S MAXIMUM LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR CONTENT OR FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION, WILL NOT EXCEED ONE DOLLAR (CAD$1).

6. INDEMNITY

IF CIRA AND ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, OR AGENTS SHOULD INCUR ANY LIABILITY TO A THIRD PARTY ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT, YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD CIRA HARMLESS FROM ANY SUCH LIABILITY, ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, COSTS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES, JUDGMENTS, LOSSES, LIABILITIES, DEBTS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, INCLUDING REASONABLE LAWYER’S FEES. THIS DEFENSE AND INDEMNIFICATION OBLIGATION WILL SURVIVE THESE TERMS AND YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.

7. Miscellaneous

a. You affirm that you are either more than the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, or possess parental or guardian consent to agree to these Terms and access and use the Website, and are otherwise fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms, and to abide by and comply with these Terms.

b. Unless prohibited by the law in your jurisdiction (which may include the Province of Quebec), these Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions, and you agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the Province of Ontario, Canada.

c. You may not assign these Terms or assign any rights or delegate any obligations under these Terms, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without our prior written consent.

d. This Agreement does not provide and shall not be construed to provide third parties (i.e., non-parties to this Agreement), with any remedy, claim, cause of action or privilege. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as creating an employer-employee or agency relationship, a partnership or a joint venture between the parties.

e. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and CIRA with respect to the subject matter and supersede and replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of the Terms to be unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the Terms will continue in full force and effect.

f. In the event of any inconsistency between the English and French versions of these Terms, the English version shall govern.

Code of Conduct

a. You may not use the Website for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. In addition to the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, you also agree to comply with all local laws that apply to your use of the Website.

b. You may not use the Website in any manner which could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website, CIRA’s servers or computer network, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website.

c. You agree that you are responsible for your own conduct while using the Website and for any consequences of that use.

Privacy

The Website uses the Measurement Lab (M-Lab), an open, distributed server platform on which researchers deploy open source Internet measurement tools. When you use the Website, information is collected by the M-Lab servers, including information about your Internet Protocol (IP) address. This data is used and analyzed by researchers and is made publicly available in order to advance research. For more information on M-Lab, please visit their website at www.measurementlab.net. For information about the manner in which M-Lab collects, uses and discloses personal information, please see M-Lab’s privacy policy, which is available at www.measurementlab.net/privacy.  When you use the Website, CIRA will also collect information about your postal code, Internet Service Provider and Internet Protocol (IP) address.