Important Legal Disclaimer (Last updated January 15, 2021) 

The information provided on this website is for personal or public non-commercial (educational) purposes only.  None of the information on this website is legal advice.  If you have a problem, or need legal advice, you should contact a lawyer or legal services agency immediately. 

WEBSITE TERMS OF USE 

This Litco Law website is owned and operated by Litco Law Barristers and Solicitors (“Litco Law”). This agreement applies to your use of the public portions of the Litco Law website (www.litwiniuk.com). 

Access and use of this website is provided by Litco Law to you on condition that you accept these Terms of Use, and by accessing or using this website, you agree to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to accept and abide by these Terms of Use you should not access or use this website. 

Litco Law may revise and update these Terms of Use at anytime and without notice. You are cautioned to review the Terms of Use posted on the website periodically. Your continued access or use of this website after any such changes are posted will constitute your acceptance of these changes. 

You may not interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse this website or any secure areas, system resources, services or networks connected to or accessible through this website. You may only use this website for lawful purposes. 

Privacy 

Litco Law is committed to respecting the privacy of your personal information.  Personal information is managed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act of Alberta and other applicable laws. We have developed a Privacy Policy to describe our privacy policies and practices, and how we collect, use and disclose the personal information of visitors to our website. Please see our Privacy Policy for further details. 

Currency of Website 

Litco Law updates the information on this website from time to time. However, Litco Law cannot guarantee or accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information on this website. Litco Law may revise, supplement or delete information, services or the resources contained in the website, and reserves the right to make such changes without prior notification to past, current or prospective visitors. 

Linked Websites 

This website may provide links to third party websites for your convenience only. Litco Law does not monitor or endorse these websites. Litco Law does not accept any responsibility for such websites, and 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 the use of or the reliance upon any information, content, goods or services available on or through any third party websites or linked resources.  Some websites charge a fee for use, and if you use these sites you will be responsible for any fees charged. 

Internet software or computer viruses 

Due to technical difficulties with the Internet, Internet software or transmission problems could produce inaccurate or incomplete copies of information contained on this website. Computer viruses or other destructive programs may also be inadvertently downloaded from this website. 

Litco Law shall not be responsible or liable for any software, computer viruses or other destructive, harmful or disruptive files or programs that may infect or otherwise impact your use of your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing on this website or your downloading of any of the materials from this website. Litco Law recommends that you install appropriate anti-virus or other protective software on your computer. 

Website and Materials Provided “As Is” 

THIS WEBSITE AND THE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. LITCO LAW DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THEIR USE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. 

Limitation of Liability 

YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE MATERIALS INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN. 

IN NO EVENT SHALL LITCO LAW OR ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, PARTNERS, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIM, LOSS, DAMAGE, ACTION, SUIT OR OTHER PROCEEDING ARISING UNDER OR OUT OF THESE TERMS OF USE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF, RELIANCE UPON, ACCESS TO, OR EXPLOITATION OF THIS WEBSITE, THE MATERIALS OR ANY PART THEREOF, OR ANY RIGHTS GRANTED TO YOU HEREUNDER, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER THE ACTION IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR OTHERWISE. 

IN ANY EVENT, THE TOTAL MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY UNDER THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE USE OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY OR ALL PART OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER SHALL BE LIMITED TO FIVE ($5.00) CANADIAN DOLLARS. 

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. 

Indemnification 

You agree to indemnify and hold Litco Law harmless against all claims or liability asserted against Litco Law arising out of or in connection with any breach by you or anyone acting on your behalf of any of these Terms of Use. 

Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Infringement 

Litco Law respects the copyright of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide us with a written communication addressed to our Chief Executive Officer including all relevant information. 

Email 

Feel free to email Litco Law at [email protected] However, the Internet is not a fully secure medium and any communication may be lost, intercepted or altered. Litco Law is not liable for any damages related to communications to or from this website. You agree with respect to any information provided by you to us through this website or via e-mail that: 

–       Litco Law has no obligation concerning such information; 

–       the information is non-confidential; 

–       Litco Law may use, disclose, distribute or copy the information and may use any ideas, concepts or know-how contained in the information for any purpose without compensation; and 

–       the information is truthful and disclosure of the information does not violate the legal rights of others. 

Applicable law 

This website is controlled, operated and administered by Litco Law from within the Province of Alberta, Canada. This website can be accessed from all provinces and territories of Canada, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these jurisdictions has laws that may differ from those of the Province of Alberta, by accessing this website, you acknowledge and agree that all matters relating to access to, or use of this website shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein (without reference to conflicts of laws principles). 

You also agree that any claims or disputes whatsoever arising hereunder shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the Province of Alberta and acknowledge that you do so voluntarily. 

General 

Litco Law’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. 

If any provision or part of these Terms of Use is wholly or partially unenforceable, the parties or, in the event the parties are unable to agree, a court of competent jurisdiction, shall put in place thereof an enforceable provision or provisions, or part thereof, that as nearly as possible reflects the terms of the unenforceable provision or part thereof. 

The parties have requested that these Terms of Use and all documents relating thereto be drawn up in English. 

Contact 

If you have concerns relating to this website or these Terms of Use, please contact Litco Law at [email protected] 

COPYRIGHT 

 

Unless otherwise indicated, any story, blog entry, photo, illustration or video on www.litwiniuk.com has been created and is owned by Litco Law or is a Public Domain document. Any person or organization wishing to reproduce Litco Law’s owned content located on www.litwiniuk.com is free to do so provided they accept the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada License. 

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PRIVACY POLICY 

In as simple language as possible, this Privacy Policy provides information about what we do with any personal information you give to us on the www.litwiniuk.com website. There are also Terms and Conditions applicable to using www.litwiniuk.com elsewhere on this website. Litco Law also uses products and services provided by our Service Partners, and you’ll need to read the agreements and legal notices found on their sites. 

Access and use of the www.litwiniuk.com website is provided to you by Litco Law Barristers and Solicitors (“Litco Law”) on condition that you accept the terms of the Privacy Policy, and by accessing or using this website, you agree to these terms. If you do not agree with and accept this Privacy Policy, you should not access or use this website. 

Litco Law may revise and update this Privacy Policy at any time and without notice. You are cautioned to periodically review the Privacy Policy posted on the www.litwiniuk.com website. Your continued access or use of this website after any such changes are posted means you accept these changes. 

By using the www.litwiniuk.com website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this policy. The terms of this policy apply to all personal information collected by Litco Law on the website www.litwiniuk.com and other Litco Law websites that may be linked to www.litwiniuk.com. We have created this policy pursuant to the Personal Information Protection Act (Alberta) S.A. 2003, c.P-6.5. The privacy laws in your country or state may be more or less protective than the province of Alberta, Canada. 

This site is operated by Litco Law and may be accessed in Canada and abroad. For personal information protection purposes, Litco Law is the controller and, unless otherwise noted, is also the processor of the personal information. Information collected may be retained as long as it is reasonably required for the purposes it was collected. 

Consent To Collection Of Your Personal Information 

When you visit www.litwiniuk.com, certain kinds of non-personal information, such as the website that referred you to us, your IP address, browser type and language, as well as other performance-related information may be collected automatically as part of the site’s operation. We also may collect navigational information, including information about the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with the site. We only collect personal information about you after you have provided us with your consent to collect that specific information. By voluntarily providing this information to us, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as set out in this privacy policy. You may choose not to provide personal information, but if you so choose, certain products and services may not be available to you. 

Disclosing Your Personal Information 

Except as set out in this Privacy policy, Litco Law does not disclose or sell your personal information to any third parties. 

We may disclose your personal information to third-party service providers who perform services on our behalf. For example, we may hire other companies to provide data storage, to host websites, provide video streaming services, etc. Those third-party service providers (i) shall be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to provide the service, (ii) must protect personal information to the same extent as Litco Law, and (iii) shall be prohibited from using it for any other purpose. 

Personal information disclosed to Litco Law may be available to a foreign government or its agencies under a lawful order made in a court of competent jurisdiction. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information if required or permitted to do so by law. 

Security of Your Personal Information 

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information including without limitation: 

Limiting access to your personal information to those of our employees who require it to provide services to you; ensuring that third-party service providers’ policies respect the confidentiality of your personal information and that they commit to not using it for any unauthorized purposes; storing your personal information in secure computer systems which protect it from unauthorized access or use. 

No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. 

Blogs & Other Interactive Services 

Our site may include interactive areas or services, including blogs, message boards, discussion forums, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or third parties create, post or store any content, messages, comments, materials or other items on the sites (“Interactive Areas”). If you use an Interactive Area, you should be aware that these areas are open to the public and any personal information you post or provide at registration may be viewable by others. We are not responsible for personal information you submit in connection with the Interactive Areas, nor are we responsible for how others might use that information, including sending you unsolicited messages. Interactive Area postings may be retained indefinitely. If at any time you would like to remove a posting, please email us at [email protected] Removal of a posting from a www.litwiniuk.com Interactive Area does not mean that the posting will be permanently deleted from systems owned and operated by third-party suppliers. 

Links 

We may link to websites, including those of third-party content providers that have different privacy policies and practices from those disclosed here. We assume no responsibility for the policies or practices of such linked sites, and encourage you to become acquainted with them prior to use. 

Changes To This Privacy Policy 

We reserve the right to change the terms of this privacy policy at any time. When we make changes, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of the policy. If there are material changes to this statement or in how Litco Law will use your personal information, we will notify you by prominently posting a notice of such changes here or on our home page, or by sending you an email. We encourage you to review this policy whenever you visit one of our sites. 

If you have a concern or question about Litco Law’s administration of your personal information, please contact us at [email protected]  If you are not satisfied with our response, you may contact the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta. 

 

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