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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

 


 

1.  WELCOME

 

This Website is property of the Language Technologies Research Centre (LTRC). If you continue to browse and use this Website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound to the following Terms and Conditions of use that, together with any other conditions or agreements on this Website, govern the LTRC’s relationship with you. If you disagree with any part of these Terms and Conditions or any other conditions or agreement son this Website, please do not use the LTRC Website.

 

The term “Language Technologies Research Centre” or its abbreviation “LTRC” refers to the owner of the Website, Language Technologies Research Centre Inc., whose registered office is located at 283 Alexandre-Taché Boulevard, P.O. Box 1250, Station Hull, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada J8X 3X7. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of the LTRC Website.

 

The term “Website” in this document refers to the Website and all its components.

 

2. USE

 

This Website is intended to supply information and certain tools in the field of translation to university students who are studying translation, as well as to other users who may use this Website on a “not-for-profit” basis.  This Website, as well as the information and tools which it contains, are not intended for commercial use and are for private or academic use only. At no time shall you use this Website for the benefit of a third party.

 

At the present time, use of this Website is free of charge. However LTRC retains the right to charge for the use of certain parts of this Website in the future.

 

The use of the LTRC Website is subject to the following Terms and Conditions of use:

 

a)     The content of the pages of this Website is supplied only for general information purposes. Your use of any information or materials on this Website is entirely at your own risk, for which the LTRC shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this Website meet your specific requirements; LTRC cannot be responsible for any decision, nor for the effect of any decision, taken pursuant to the use of this Website. The content of this Website is subject to change without notice.

 

b)    Neither the LTRC nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this Website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and that the LTRC expressly excludes any liability on its part for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

c)     This Website, as well as the tools and information it contains, cannot be used in any way that may be prejudicial to LTRC.

 

d)    This Website contains material which is owned by or licensed to the LTRC. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, texts, software and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or any other conditions or agreements on this Website.

 

e)     All trademarks reproduced in this Website, which are not the property of or licensed to the LTRC, are under the exclusive ownership of their respective companies.

 

f)     LTRC reserves the right to discontinue your use and/or file a legal claim against you in case of any unauthorized use of this Website, or any use of this Website contrary to these Terms and Conditionsor to any other conditions or agreements on this Website.

 

g)     From time to time, the LTRC Website may also include links to other Websites. These links are provided for your convenience and may help you obtain further information. They neither signify nor imply that the LTRC endorses those Websites.

 

h)    Your use of the LTRC Website and any dispute arising out of such use of the LTRC Website is subject to the laws of the Government of Quebec and the Government of Canada. You agree to respect and abide by applicable law during your use of this Website.

 

i)      Should you store any information, including posts, on this Website, you agree to indemnify LTRC for any claim, search or seizure performed on LTRC premises by any third party because of an alleged legal problem or issue concerning such information.

 

3. CHANGES

 

The LTRC may make changes to these Terms and Conditions, or any other conditions or agreements on this Website from time to time by updating its Webpage. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you agree with any changes. The present version is as of April 1, 2011.

 

4. DISCLAIMER

 

The information contained in this WebSite is for general information purposes only. While the LTRC endeavours to keep the information up to date and ACCURATE, it makes no representations or warranties of any kind, expressED or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, quality or availability, or regarding the absence of defects, with respect to the WebSite or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the WebSite for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

 

IN NO EVENT WILL LTRC BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, LOST DATA, OR OTHER SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT OR SERVICE FURNISHED OR TO BE FURNISHED BY LTRC THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR THE USE THEREOF. IT IS SPECIFICALLY UNDERSTOOD BETWEEN THE PARTIES THAT LTRC SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER CONCERNING DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE. IT IS FURTHER UNDERSTOOD THAT LTRC SHALL ALSO HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER CONCERNING DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO UNAUTHORISED ACCESS, ALTERATION OR DESTRUCTION, BY ANY THIRD PARTY, OF YOUR DATA WHICH YOU MAY HAVE STORED ON AN LTRC SERVER THROUGH THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE.

 

WITH REGARDS TO THE CONTENTS POSTED BY USERS, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO GUARANTEE THAT THE MESSAGES ARE FREE OF RIGHTS. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OR DISTRIBUTION OF MESSAGES POSTED BY USERS WHICH APPEAR ON OUR SITE. SHOULD ONE OR MORE OF THESE MESSAGES CAUSE A PROBLEM, PLEASE CONTACT US AT .

 

LTRC is not responsible for any problem in ths use of this Website that is caused by your equipment or by a problem affecting the Internet outside of LTRC’s installations.

 

IN ANY CASE, THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF LTRC UPON ANY CLAIMS HOWSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR RELATING TO ANY INFORMATION, DATA, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROCESSED, STORED, FURNISHED OR TO BE FURNISHED BY LTRC UNDER THIS AGREEMENT WILL IN ANY EVENT BE ABSOLUTELY LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID TO LTRC BY YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL AGREEMENT TO USE A PART OF THE WEBSITE, IN THE TWELVE MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING A CLAIM.

 

Through this Website, you are able to link to other Websites that are not under the control of the LTRC. The LTRC has no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.LTRC cannot be responsible for any damage arising out of the use of such Websites, nor for the protection and privacy of any information or data which you provide whilst visiting such Websites because they are not governed by these Terms and Conditions nor any other conditions or agreements on this Website. You should exercise caution and read the Terms and Conditions applicable to the Websites in question.

 

This Website provides certain data storage services: should you choose to use those services, you must at all times retain copies of all your data, both before and after it is processed by any tool available on this Website. Although LTRC uses reasonable means to protect such data, LTRC shall not be liable for any loss of data or of any confidential character of information stored.    

 

We endeavour to keep the LTRC Website running smoothly. However, the LTRC takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the Website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond its control.

 

5. COPYRIGHT

 

This Website and its content are owned by Language Technologies Research Centre (LTRC) and its licensors. All rights reserved.

 

The material on the LTRC Website is covered by the provisions of the Copyright Act(R.S., 1985, c. C-42), by Canadian laws, policies, regulations and international agreements. Such provisions serve to identify the information source and, in specific instances, to prohibit reproduction of materials without written permission.

 

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited except for the following:

 

  • You may print or download extracts to a local hard disk for your personal and non-commercial use only.
  • You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the LTRC Website as the source of the material.
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You may not, except with the expressed written permission of the LTRC, distribute or commercially exploit the content. You may not transmit it or store it in any other Website, nor may you use it within other Website or any other form of electronic retrieval system.

 

6.  VIGILANCE

 

Be vigilant. We can neither warrant nor ensure that the other users of this site respect or will respect the present Terms and Conditions or any other conditions relevant to the use of this Website.  You are responsible for the protection of your information, password, user name, and any other information submitted to or through this Website.

 

7.  INDEMNIFICATION

 

You shall indemnify and exonerate LTRC, its partners, affiliates and suppliers and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents and suppliers from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, suits, losses, costs, charges, expenses, damages and liabilities, (including legal fees) which may be incurred by reason of or in connection with your use of this Website, from your breach of any term of these Terms and Conditions or of any other conditions or agreements on this Website, from any such acts arising through your use of any information provided through this Website or from your provision of any communications or other materials to the Website.

 

8.  FORCE MAJEURE

 

LTRC shall not be liable for any loss, detention, default, damage, or delay in fulfilling any obligations under these Terms and Conditions or any other conditions or agreement on this Website, if such is caused by force majeure or resulting from conditions or causes beyond its reasonable control including, but not limited to, shortage of water, power, facilities, materials, and supplies, breakdowns in or loss of production, acts of God, war, mobilization, strikes, lockouts, labour controversies, riots, fire, flood, explosion, governmental controls or regulations, embargoes, wrecks or delays in transportation, labour disputes, civil insurrection, civil or military authority, inability to obtain necessary labour, materials, or manufacturing facilities or delays of subcontractors or suppliers in furnishing materials or supplies.

 

9.  APPLICABLE LAW

 

These Terms and Conditions and any other conditions or agreements on this Website shall be governed by the laws applicable in the province of Quebec without regard to their conflicts of laws, principles and the laws of Canada applicable therein. The parties hereto unconditionally attorn to the jurisdiction of the courts of the district of Hull, Quebec, Canada, and all courts competent to hear appeals therefrom. The UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods shall not apply.

 

You agree to comply with all applicable local, provincial, federal and international laws, regulations and treaties while using this Website. You may only participate in and on this Website if it is legal for you to do so according to the laws that apply in the jurisdiction of the location from which you are connecting. In addition, while using this Website, you shall comply with generally accepted Internet standards and you shall refrain from any abusive use of the Internet in accordance with these Terms and Conditions or any other conditions or agreements on this Website.

 

10.  GENERAL

 

You are encouraged to print one copy of these Terms and Conditions as well as of any other conditions or agreements on this Website.

 

These Terms and Conditions and/or any other conditions or agreements on this Website, as well as any operating rules established by LTRC, constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements,including the content of LTRC ads, between the parties with respect to such subject matter.

 

No waiver by LTRC of any breach or default hereunder by you shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default, a renunciation to invoke such default or breach at a later date. 

 

The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import and shall not affect the construction or interpretation of these Terms and Conditions nor of any other conditions or agreement on this Website. Unless otherwise specified in these Terms and Conditionsor any other conditions or agreements on this Website, words importing the singular include the plural and vice-versa, and words importing gender include all genders. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions or any other conditions or agreement on this Websiteis determined to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, such invalidity or unenforceability attaches only to such provision and everything else in these Terms and Conditions or any other conditions or agreement on this Websitecontinues in full force and effect.

 

In case of discrepancy between the French and English versions of these Terms and Conditions or of any other conditions or agreement on this Website, the English version shall prevail.

 

 


 

 

PRIVACY POLICY

 

 


 

The use of this Website being reserved to private and academic purposes, we are aware that the contact information which you send us may be considered personal information by Canadian and/or Quebec laws.

 

The term “Website” in this document refers to the Website and all its components.

 

This privacy policy describes how the Language Technology Research Centre (LTRC) uses and protects any information that you give to the LTRC when you use the LTRC Website.

 

The LTRC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should the LTRC ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using the LTRC Website, you can be assured that such information will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

 

The law applicable to the use of this Website governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal information in a manner that recognizes individuals’ right of privacy with respect to their personal information.

 

The type of personal information that is protected includes almost any information about an identifiable individual, including your name, address, telephone number, age, sex, marital status and nationality. Personal information may not, however, include certain types of business- or employment-related information. It does not, for example, include the name, title, business address or telephone number of an employee of an organization.

 

You may use some parts of this Website at any time without registering. When you visit our website, data is saved on our servers in an anonymous format, such as connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from Company, and advertisement data. Also saved is the Website from which you visit us, the Websites to which you proceed from our site, and your IP address. As this is being done, no personal data is associated with you.

 

However, we do require some personal information from you so that you can actively participate in certain other parts of this Website, such as post comments in a forum or use of our online translation tools. Once you provide us with your required personal information, you are no longer anonymous. In providing us with your personal information, you consent to the transfer and storage of such information on our servers.


The LTRC may change this policy from time to time by updating its Webpage. It is suggested that you check this page from time to time to ensure that you agree with any changes. This privacy policy is effectiveas of April 1, 2011.

 

We will not willingly collect, use or disclose your personal information without your consent except when required or allowed by law.


 

1. WHAT INFORMATION DOES THE LTRC COLLECT?

 

The LTRC may collect the following information:

 

  • Name and occupation;
  • Contact information including email addresses;
  • Demographic information, such as postal codes, preferences and interests;
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

 

2. WHAT DOES THE LTRC DO WITH INFORMATION IT GATHERS?

 

The LTRC requires this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and particularly for the following reasons:

 

  • To maintain internal record keeping;
  • To improve its products and services;
  • To periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which it thinks you may find interesting;
  • To contact you, from time to time, for market research purposes. The LTRC may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. It may use the information to customize its Website according to your interests.

 

3. SECURITY

 

The LTRC is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, the LTRC has put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information it collects online. We agree to protect the confidentiality of your personal information as much as reasonably possible.

 

However, no computer or Website system, however sophisticated, can prevent all attacks; we therefore cannot be held responsible for the possibility of an attack where our security measures are violated and unauthorized access occurs.

 

Your personal information is located on a server situated in Canada. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is as accurate, complete and up to date as is appropriate for its purposes and to minimize the possibility that inappropriate information may be used to make a decision about you.

 

We may disclose personal information to respond to legal requirements, enforce our policies, respond to claims that a posting or other content violates the rights of others, and/or protect anyone’s rights, property or safety. Such information will be disclosed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in Quebec.

 

We may also share your personal information with third parties assisting our business operations under contract or seeking our co-operation, including but not limited to: fraud investigators and debt collection agencies and personnel; law enforcement or other governmental officials if and as required by law.  

 

Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement, other government officials, or other third parties without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss or to report suspected illegal activity. 

 

4. HOW DOES THE LTRC USE COOKIES?

 

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse Web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow Web applications to respond to you as an individual. The Web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

 

The LTRC uses traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps the LTRC analyse data about Webpage traffic and improve its Website in order to tailor it to customer needs. The LTRC only uses this information for statistical analysis purposes, after which data is removed from the IT system.

 

Overall, cookies help the LTRC provide you with a better Website by enabling its Web Master to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives the LTRC access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with the LTRC.

 

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the LTRC Website.

 

5. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

 

The LTRC Website may contain links to other Websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave the LTRC Website, note that the LTRC does not have any control over other Websites. Therefore, the LTRC cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting such Websites, as they are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the Websites in question.

 

6. CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Once you have registered as a user on this Website, you will be required to choose a user name. We suggest that your user name not be associated with your personal information. This user name may be displayed on this Website. Unless you associate your user name with your personal information, other users will not be able to personally identify your activities on the Company website.

 

You are responsible for the protection of your user name and password.

 

When visiting our Website from a public or shared computer, certain information about you, such as your user name and/or password, may also be visible to others who may use such computer after you. Please govern yourself accordingly.

 

7. SECURITY MEASURES

 

Your account and profile and the information contained therein are password-protected. Please note that you are not permitted to provide your password to anyone else. We will never ask for your password in e-mails that you receive unexpectedly or that you did not request. Please remember to log out of your account and to close your Web browser window when you leave this Website; this is especially important if you use a PC in public locations. (You may also wish to delete your browsing history after each visit to our Website; again, this is critical if you use a PC in public locations.) At present, this is the safest way to ensure that no one has access to your personal information. We assume no liability for the abuse of login data and passwords used.

 

We treat data as an asset that must be protected. Although we use all reasonable means to ensure that the information you provide to us is not used by third parties for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy, the Company is not responsible for any improper use of your personal information that is beyond our reasonable control.

 

8. ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

You may request details of personal information which the LTRC holds about you under the federal Privacy Act (R.S., 1985, c. P-21). If you are not satisfied with the LTRC’s response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner by telephone at 1-800-282-1376 or visit their Website at: http://www.priv.gc.ca/index_e.cfm.

 

If you believe that any information the LTRC is holding about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email the LTRC as soon as possible at the above address. The LTRC will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.