Vaster’s services allows service providers (“Vendors”) to communicate with individuals seeking a desired service from such Vendors (“Purchasers”). Vaster provides the technology for Vendors and Purchasers to find each other, communicate with each other and engage in a commercial transaction. By using the website located at www.Vaster.com (the “Website”), any subdomains therof and Vaster’s software application (the “Application”), You are signing up to receive special coupons, messages and other information that may include special promotions or offers provided by Vendors.
The purpose of this Agreement is to set forth the terms and conditions under which, among other things, (i) Vaster will license to You use of certain of Vaster’s technology, software and/or services such that You can utilize the Application through your mobile device, and (ii) You can access and/or use the Website (collectively, the “Purpose”). As stipulated elsewhere in this Agreement, Vaster does not exert any control over any Vendors, merchants, retailers, or other third parties, and as such is not liable or responsible for any actions taken or omitted to be taken by any such third party. If You do not agree with any of the terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing the Website or Application.
Vaster is not responsible for the delivery of any goods and services offered by a Vendor, or any Vendor’s failure to honour any of its offers or warranties. In the event that you add funds to Vaster’s e-wallet feature, and utilise such funds to purchase goods or Services from a Vendor that do not meet your specifications or expectations, you will have to recover such purchases from Vendor and not Vaster.
Vaster hereby grants You a non-transferable, non-exclusive, revocable, limited license to access and use the Application and the Website and/or via mobile application during the Term (as defined below) solely for the Purpose. Vaster may, from time to time, update or modify the Application, release new versions of the Application or create new modules related thereto, each of which may, at Vaster’s discretion, be included within the license described above. You shall not be permitted to sublicense or transfer any of Your rights hereunder including, without limitation, access to the Application.
You shall not directly or indirectly copy or reproduce all or any part of the Application or the Website, whether electronically, mechanically or otherwise, in any form including, but not limited to, the copying of presentation, style, “look and feel” (including colour combinations, text, images, names and logos, button shapes, layout, design compilation and presentation of information or graphic elements) or organization. You shall use the Application and Website solely for their intended purposes and shall not use the Application for any commercial purposes or for the benefit of any third party except as specifically contemplated under this Agreement. You shall not use the Application or Website to post, transmit, convey, submit, distribute, store or destroy any content, photographs, descriptions, drawings, content, audio materials, text, messages or other information (collectively, “Posted Information”): (a) in violation of any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation; (b) in a manner that will infringe the intellectual property rights of others; (c) that is defamatory, obscene or trade libelous; (d) that contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel bots or other computer programming routines that are intended to, or do in fact, damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information; (e) that is false, misleading or inaccurate in any way; or (f) in violation of the any acceptable use policy or other policy posted at the Website or within the Application from time to time. You shall not violate or attempt to violate the security of the Application or Website. You shall not reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to derive source code or other trade secrets from the Application, including, without limitation, any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Application. In addition, You will not export, re-export or permit any third party to export or re-export, directly or indirectly, the Application where such export or re-export is prohibited by applicable law without appropriate licenses and clearances. You shall defend and indemnify Vaster, at Your sole cost and expense, from and against any claims, damages, liabilities and/or expenses arising out of Your breach of any of Your obligations or representations set forth in this Section 4.
Any unauthorized use of information, data or content accessed through the Website or Application may constitute trademark or copyright infringement, misappropriation, conversion, unfair competition or other potential provincial, state or federal causes of action which could subject you to substantial penalties, damages or other relief.
You shall be solely responsible for: (i) all Posted Information you input into the Application; (ii) ensuring that all Posted Information is appropriate in tone and is accurate; (iii) complying with all applicable laws, rules and regulations at all times; and (iv) maintaining all passwords and access codes to the Application, and refraining from sharing or otherwise permitting third parties to use any such passwords and/or access codes to access the Application.
Vaster shall be entitled, at its sole discretion, to suspend, restrict and/or terminate, without notice of any kind, Your access to the Application or Your Vaster account for any reason. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Vaster shall not be required to review or monitor any Posted Information entered into the Application or otherwise submitted by You, and You shall be solely responsible for the veracity and accuracy of all such data, content and information.
Vaster does not currently charge its users to access and use the Application; rather, Vaster’s business model is to charge a transaction fee based on any transactions between a Puchaser and a Vendor. Vaster may, at any point and in its discretion, elect to begin charging fees for use of various portions of the Application and/or for different levels of subscription or account. By using the Application or Website, you acknowledge and agree to Vaster’s business model.
This Agreement shall continue in full force until the earlier to occur of (i) either party providing written or electronic notice of termination to the other party (at which point You shall no longer be entitled to access or use the Application), or (ii) Vaster electing to terminate Your access to the Application, with or without notice (the “Term”). For purposes of clarity, You are entitled to terminate your Vaster account at any time. Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, You shall no longer be entitled to access or use the Application or any other non-public portions of the Website. In addition to the foregoing, in the event that Vaster determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that You have breached this Agreement, threatened to breach this Agreement, committed any fraud or deception, breached any Vaster policy in effect from time to time or otherwise failed to perform to the standards required of Vaster, Vaster shall be entitled, at its discretion and in addition to any other remedies it may have hereunder and/or at law, to terminate, cancel or suspend Your access to the Application, in each of the foregoing cases at any time and for any period of time. Vaster shall not be responsible for the return of any Posted Information of any kind to You upon any termination of this Agreement or suspension of Your access to the Application, including without limitation any information input into the Application by You. Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 of this Agreement shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
(a) General Ownership.
All trademarks, patents, copyrights and other intellectual property rights owned by either party on the date hereof shall continue to be owned solely by such party, and except as set forth herein, nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any rights to any such intellectual property on the other party. For purposes of clarity: (i) as between You and Vaster, You shall be deemed to be the sole owner of all Posted Information entered into the Application or otherwise posted by You; and (ii) Vaster is the sole owner of the name “Vaster” as well as the Website, the Application, and all source code, object code, software, content, copyrights, trademarks, patents and other intellectual property related thereto or included therein. All suggestions, recommendations, bug-fixes, error-fixes or other communications from You to Vaster regarding the Application or the Website shall, upon submission to Vaster, be owned solely and exclusively by Vaster. In addition, Vaster shall be entitled to post feedback at the Website and within the Application (and/or allows others to do so), both positive and negative, regarding any user. You acknowledge and agree that the applicable supplier(s) of any third party software included within the Application shall own all worldwide rights, title and interest in and to such third party software (and any intellectual property rights therein), subject to such suppliers’ license, if any, of such third party software to Vaster.
(b) Use of Posted Information.
In exchange for Your use of the Website and/or the Application, You hereby grant to Vaster an unlimited, perpetual, irrevocable, fully-paid, transferable, assignable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, commercially exploit, repurpose, perform and display any and all Posted Information You post to the Website, submit to Vaster or post through the Application, alone or as part of other works in any form, media or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sublicensees, in connection with Vaster performing the services described herein. Finally, You irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against Vaster and its users any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to Your Posted Information. Vaster shall be entitled to display advertising and/or any other content at locations of its choosing within the Website and/or Application, including without limitation adjacent to Your Posted Information.
You agree to treat as confidential all confidential information of Vaster, not to use such confidential information for any purpose other than to the limited extent necessary to use the Application and not to disclose such confidential information to any third party except as may be reasonably required pursuant to this Agreement and subject to confidentiality obligations at least as protective as those set forth herein. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, You shall use at least the same degree of care which You use to prevent the disclosure of Your own confidential information of like importance to prevent the disclosure of confidential information disclosed by Vaster, provided, however, that in no event shall such degree of care be less than reasonable in light of general industry practice. In addition, during the Term and for a period of one year thereafter, You shall refrain from directly or indirectly soliciting, enticing, persuading or inducing any individual who is then, or has been within the 1-year period prior to the applicable date, an employee of Vaster to terminate employment with Vaster or to become employed by or enter into contractual relations with any other individual or entity.
(a) No Warranties.
Except as explicitly set forth herein, neither Vaster, its affiliates or any of any such party’s equity holders, directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers, licensors nor the like, makes any warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, without limitation, (a) warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, (b) that the Website or the Application will be error-free, (c) as to a minimum level of uptime for the Application or the Website, or (d) as to the results that may be obtained by You by entering into this Agreement and/or using the Application. You agree and acknowledge that the Application and Website are licensed and/or provided hereunder on an “as is” basis. In addition, You hereby agree and acknowledge that: (i) Vaster shall not be responsible for any actions taken by Vendors or any other party using the Application or reviewing any of Your Posted Information; (ii) Vaster does not recommend or endorse any third parties hereunder, and makes no representations or warranties whatsoever regarding any such third party; (iii) Vaster is not a party to any transaction between you and any Vendor, firm, company, service provider or business with which Vaster has a business relationship, and as such, any disputes regarding purchases, rewards and/or any other aspect of any transaction or other commercial dealings is solely between You and such third party; (iv) Vaster is not responsible for any other party’s compliance with applicable laws, rules or regulations; (v) Vaster’s services are administrative in nature and Vaster is not responsible for ensuring that any third party honor any obligations such third party may have towards You; (vi) Vaster shall not, under any set of circumstances, be responsible or liable for an content, text, photographs and/or other Posted Information, including any Posted Information which may violate applicable law and/or a third party’s intellectual property rights; and (vii) the Application and/or Website may not function properly or as intended at times.
(b) Unavailability of Website or Application.
You are responsible, at your sole cost and expense, for providing all equipment necessary to access the Internet, the Website and/or the Application. While it is Vaster’s objective to make the Website and Application accessible at all times, the Website and/or Application may be unavailable from time to time for any reason including, without limitation, routine maintenance. In addition, various portions of the Website or Application may operate slowly from time to time. You understand and acknowledge that due to circumstances both within and outside of the control of Vaster, access to the Website and/or the Application may be interrupted, suspended or terminated from time to time. In particular, and not in limitation of the foregoing, Vaster shall not be liable in any way for any delay in responding to an inquiry or question forwarded by You or the effects any delay or unavailability may have on You. YOU AGREE THAT VASTER SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY SUCH INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF THE WEBSITE AND/OR APPLICATION AND THAT YOU SHALL PUT IN PLACE CONTINGENCY PLANS TO ACCOUNT FOR SUCH PERIODIC INTERRUPTIONS OR SUSPENSIONS OF THE WEBSITE AND/OR APPLICATION.
Vaster shall not, under any set of circumstances, be liable to you for any special, incidental, indirect, punitive or consequential damages, including, but not limited to, lost profits or data, arising out of this agreement or your use of the Application or Website, whether based in contract, tort or any other legal theory, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. In any event, Vaster’s total liability to you for any claim arising hereunder or related hereto shall not exceed $100.
Vaster shall not be liable to You for failure or delay in performing any obligations hereunder if such failure or delay is due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control.
The following terms and conditions govern general use of the Website and Application:
(a) You agree to abide by all restrictions displayed on the Website and/or within the Application, as and when they are updated from time to time, including, without limitation, the rules in this Section 14. Vaster reserves the right to remove any content You post to the Website or within the Application, block the sending of any inquiry or other content Vaster deems inappropriate in its sole discretion, and may terminate all access to the Website and/or Application at any time in its sole discretion for any or no reason. While Vaster reserves the right to monitor all postings and/or content posted at the Website and/or within the Application, it has no obligation to do so.
Permitted Uses. You may use the Website only in good faith for the purposes described herein. You may download and print out portions of the content from the Website for non-commercial purposes provided that You follow the rules in this Agreement. You may not use the Website or Application, or any business listings, contract information or other content, to promote another business or commercial venture.
Distribution. Except as expressly permitted under other provisions of this Agreement, You may not modify, reproduce, duplicate, copy, photocopy, print, republish, display, translate, transmit, distribute, sell, resell, rent, lease, loan, exploit, reduce to any electronic medium or machine-readable form, or otherwise make available in any form or by any means all or any portion of the Website, the content or any information or materials retrieved from either of them, including, without limitation, graphics and logos, in whole or in part, for any purpose.
Derivative Works. You may not create compilations or derivative works of the Website or the Application, the Website or Application content or any other materials from the Website or Application.
Infringement. You may not use the Website, Application, the Website and/or Application content or any other materials from the Website or Application in any manner that may infringe upon any copyright or other intellectual property right, proprietary right, or property right of Vaster or any third party.
Information Distribution. You may not use the Website and/or Application or any communications service, chat room, message board, blog, forum, newsgroup, or other interactive service that may be available to You on or through the Website or Application to transmit, upload, post, distribute or facilitate distribution of, or otherwise make available any information or content, including text, communications, software, images, sounds, data or other information, that
• is false;
• contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts, including, without limitation, sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals;
• includes any inside information and/or proprietary or confidential information learned or disclosed under nondisclosure agreements;
• You are restricted from using under any law;
• infringes upon the intellectual property rights of any third party; or
• contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functions of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any other party.
Other Prohibited Uses. You may not use the Website or Application for any purpose that
• is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, or otherwise violates Vaster’s rules or policies;
• victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, disability, or any other classification protected by law;
• invades any person’s or entity’s privacy or other rights;
• constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail (also known as “spamming”), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
• misidentifies You or impersonates any person or entity, including, without limitation, any employee or representative of Vaster, or falsely states, implies, or otherwise misrepresents Your affiliation with a person or entity by, for example, pretending to be someone other than You or pretending to represent a company or organization that You are not affiliated with or authorized to represent;
• could otherwise reasonably be deemed or viewed to be unethical, illegal or offensive; or
• harm minors in any way.
Solicitation. You may not use the Website or Application or any Website or Application content in a manner that violates any state or federal law regulating commercial e-mail, facsimile transmissions or telephone solicitations.
(b) The Website, the Application and content therein may contain and/or provide access to content provided by third parties, including, without limitation, information, dialogue, opinions, stories, advice, statistical data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, and other materials, whether publicly or privately posted to or e-mailed or otherwise transmitted through the Website or Application (“Third Party Content”) that may include content You find to be offensive, indecent or objectionable. The third party from whom or which any such Third Party Content originates is solely responsible for it and Vaster assumes no responsibility to verify, has no control or influence over, makes no representations regarding, and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any Third Party Content. Accordingly, Vaster has no liability of any kind to You or any other person relating to any Third Party Content, including, without limitation, mistake, misstatement of law, omission, falsehood, defamation, obscenity, pornography, profanity, opinion, representation and any other content contained in the Third Party Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Third Party Content. Statements of opinion and commentary in Third Party Content are those of the third party and, unless Vaster expressly states in writing to the contrary, Vaster neither endorses nor adopts as its belief any such statements. Vaster may provide information in articles Vaster posts or links to through the Website only for educational and general informational purposes and not as professional advice. Vaster has made no attempt to verify any information contained in any such articles.
(c) As a convenience to You and other Website visitors, the Website may contain links to websites that are owned and operated by third parties that are not affiliated with Vaster. When You uses these links, You will leave the Website and Vaster will have no ability to protect Your interests. You visits linked websites at Your own risk and it is Your responsibility to take any protective measures to guard against viruses and other destructive elements. Vaster is not responsible for and, unless it expressly states otherwise in writing, makes no warranty or representation regarding and does not endorse any linked website or any service, product or information provided on or through the linked website.
Each party shall pay its own costs and expenses in connection with this Agreement and its activities hereunder. The rights and obligations of the parties under this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, and the applicable federal laws of Canada, without giving effect to any principles that would apply a different governing law. All disputes arising hereunder or in connection with this Agreement, the Website and/or the Application shall be resolved in the appropriate Federal or Provincial court located solely and exclusively in Ontario. You hereby consent to exclusive jurisdiction in Ontario, Canada, and agree not to raise any defence of forum non convienens or any similar defence. The relationship between the parties under this Agreement is that of independent contractors and neither shall be, nor represent itself to be, the joint venture, franchiser, franchisee, partner, agent or representative of the other party for any purpose whatsoever. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective successors and assigns, but shall not be assignable by You without Vaster’s prior written consent. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable or invalid for any reason, or if any governmental agency rules that any portion of this Agreement is illegal or contrary to public policy, the remaining provisions, to the extent feasible, will continue in full force and effect with such unenforceable or invalid provision to be changed and interpreted to best accomplish its original intent and objectives.