These terms and conditions of use (“Terms”) set out the legal agreement between you (“you, “your”, “yourself”) as a user registered on this Make Possible website (“User”), and the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology (“SCWIST”, “we”, “our” or “us’).
The mission of Make Possible is to help women connect, collaborate and lead through a dedicated mentoring network in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Make Possible facilitates connections between post-secondary students, recent graduates and young industry professionals (“Mentees”) and industry professionals (“Mentors”) who are able to share work experiences and professional insights to help Mentees develop skills and to inspire future opportunities. Make Possible facilitates these connections and meeting requests between Mentors and Mentees “(collectively, the ‘Services’). The Services are accessed via our portal and subsidiary websites (collectively, the ‘Website’). The Terms also apply to the use of the Website, and to any other website linked therefrom.
As a user of the Services, you must identify yourself on registration on the Website, as being either a “Mentor”, “Mentee” or “both Mentor and Mentee”. Users are referred to below by category or as “you” or “your”.
By using any information or functionality provided by the Website in any manner, or by entering information into the Website, you agree to be bound by the Terms for each use of and each visit to the Website. Please read the Terms carefully. If you do not agree to every term and condition of use, the Services are not available for your use, and you must not use them. Feel free to contact us to discuss any concerns.
The Terms consist of 15 terms and conditions of use, and direct access to each of them can be obtained by clicking on its respective title in the following list:
In order to complete registration as a user of the Services, you must register on the Make Possible website by volunteering your LinkedIn profile, OR by creating a username and password for your Make Possible user account, and agree to the Terms before gaining access to the Services. You are responsible for keeping the email and password confidential. You are also responsible for any and all actions that take place using your account. You agree immediately to notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this provision.
By registering as a User on the Website, you acknowledge and agree that:
(a) We will not charge you for registering for the Services or for using the Services to search for and connect with potential Mentors and Mentees.
(b) All the information that you enter on the Website shall be accurate, timely, complete, and not misleading. Furthermore you will maintain all such information, from time to time, so that it continues to be accurate, timely, complete, and not misleading.
(c) You will ensure that no details are supplied in your profile which could be used to identify you, unless you accept the possibility of being identified. You are responsible for your profile privacy setting that allows you to make your profile public on the internet or private within the Make Possible Website. If the privacy setting fails, SCWIST is not responsible for your profile being displayed publicly.
(d) You will maintain control of any information that you enter, and are solely responsible for its dissemination to any other person.
(e) If you do not want your information to be accessed or displayed on the website, or if your information is no longer accurate or timely, you understand that you have the option of deleting your account details and any information that you may have entered for it.
(f) Users are solely responsible for disclosing personal contact information to other Users if they wish to connect outside of the Make Possible website communication channels.
(g) You are solely responsible for verifying the accuracy of any information supplied to you as part of the Services.
You agree that your use of the Website and the information contained within it ('Contents') will not involve:
(a) Using the Website for unlawful purposes.
(b) Selling, reproducing or accessing the Contents, whether directly or by use of any programming device, for any public or commercial purpose, other than your personal use.
(c) Modifying, adapting, translating, selling, reverse engineering, decompiling or disassembling any portion of the Website, including printing or copying any of the HTML or other computer programs that are accessible at the Website.
(d) Using the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair it.
(e) Interfering with the security of the Website or any services, system resources, accounts, servers or networks connected to or accessible through the Website.
(f) Disrupting or interfering with any other person's use of the Website.
(g) Uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting on the Website anything that would negatively affect the functioning of the Website, including, without limitation, computer viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files or computer programs or anything that may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Website's infrastructure.
(h) Creating or using a false identity on the Website, including but not limited to registering an e-mail address that you do not own or for which you do not have the express permission of the owner to register.
(i) Attempting to obtain unauthorized access to this Website or portions of this Website that are restricted from general access.
(j) Sending unsolicited email messages to any users of the Website.
(k) Framing or mirroring any part of the Website, or using any of our trademarks, logos or other proprietary information, or using any meta tags or any other 'hidden text' utilizing our name, trademark, or product name.
In addition, you agree that you are solely responsible for any actions and communications undertaken or transmitted in the course of your usage of the Website, and that you will comply with all laws that apply or may apply to your use of or activities on this Website or in respect of the Contents.
The Website, including all pages and all code related to thereto, is our property. We do not grant any express or implied right or license to you of any of our intellectual property rights, including any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, or confidential information.
All trademarks, service marks, trade dress, logos and trade names used and displayed on this Website are either owned by us or other organizations, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of their owner. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are our service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission.
The Website contains links to third-party websites. These linked websites are not under our control. These links are provided only as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by us of the contents of such third-party websites. We do not make any representations, warranties or conditions regarding the accuracy of materials on such third-party websites, the information appearing thereon, or any of the products or services described. Links do not imply that we sponsor, endorse, are affiliated or associated with, or are legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked website is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of ours. If you access third-party websites you do so at your own risk, and it is your responsibility, not our responsibility, to take any and all appropriate protective measures before linking to these third-party websites, including, without limitation, to guard against viruses and other destructive elements. We are not responsible for the contents of any page linked to the Website or any other page not under its control.
You acknowledge and agree that any use of or reliance on the Website shall be at your sole risk. We make no representation, warranty or condition of any kind regarding the Website. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, DURABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND THOSE ARISING BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN LAW OR FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE, OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTIONS, OR THAT IT WILL BE ERROR-FREE.
We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damages to, or viruses or other harmful components that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in this Website, or of your downloading of any materials, including, data, text, and images from this Website.
In the event of our dissolution with no organization maintaining the Make Possible database, all User data will be deleted and removed from the Make Possible website.
YOU AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION (i) DIRECT DAMAGES, (ii) INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR DAMAGES FOR HARM TO BUSINESS, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR PROGRAMS OR DATA, LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF SAVINGS, LOSS OF REVENUE, AND (iii) PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR AGGRAVATED DAMAGES, ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR ACCESS TO, OR THE INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS, THE WEBSITE AND CONTENT PROVIDED OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE OF A THIRD PARTY, EVEN IF WE OR SUCH A THIRD PARTY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE OR LOSS. In any event, you agree that our maximum aggregate liability for damages arising out of or related to this Agreement shall be limited to $10.
The limitations of liability and disclaimers in the Terms apply regardless of the form of action, whether for breach of or repudiation of contract, warranty, strict liability, negligence or other tort, or any other legal or equitable theory, and shall survive a fundamental breach or breaches, or the failure of the essential purpose of contract or the failure of an exclusive remedy.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SCWIST, our affiliates, each of our officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Website or your breach of the Terms.
This Website is controlled, operated and administered by us from our SCWIST offices within British Columbia, Canada. We make no representation, warranty or condition that this Website or its contents are appropriate or available for use at any locations outside Canada. If you access this Website from outside Canada, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. The Terms shall be interpreted, construed and governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without reference to conflict of laws principles. The International Sale of Goods Act of British Columbia and the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply in any way to the Terms or to the transactions contemplated by the Terms or otherwise to create any rights or to impose any duties or obligations related to the Terms.
Except in respect of any matter relating to the enforcement of intellectual property rights and protection of confidential information and subject to Section 13, the parties irrevocably submit to and accept generally and unconditionally the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of British Columbia and all appellate courts therefrom with respect to any legal action or proceeding which may be brought at any time relating in any way to the Terms.
All disputes arising out of or in connection with the Terms, or in respect of any defined legal relationship associated with the Terms, which cannot be amicably resolved through mediation by an independent mediator agreed upon by the parties within sixty days of the appointment of such mediator, even if only one of the parties declares that there is a difference, will be referred to and finally settled by private and confidential binding arbitration under the rules of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre. The appointing authority shall be the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre. The language of the arbitration shall be English. The case shall be administered by the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre in accordance with its rules. The place of arbitration shall be Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The arbitrator shall be a person who is legally trained and who has experience in the information technology field in Canada and is independent of either party.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party may pursue the protection of intellectual property rights and confidential information through injunctive or other equitable relief through any court having jurisdiction.
a) Except as expressly provided in a particular legal notice, or an additional agreement, the Terms constitute the entire agreement between us and you with respect to the subject matter hereof, and should enure to the benefit of the heirs, successors and assigns of the parties.
b) Time should be of the essence of this Agreement.
c) Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this Website or which is the subject of the Terms must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.
d) If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction or arbitrator finds any provision of the Terms or portion thereof to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the Terms, and the remainder of the Terms shall continue in full force and effect.
e) No relationship of partnership or agency exists between the parties hereto. The relationship of such parties is solely that of independent contractors, and neither party shall have any authority to act for and on behalf of or bind the other party.
f) The waiver of any breach or default hereunder shall not constitute the waiver of any other or subsequent breach or default.
g) No changes to the Terms shall be made except by a revised posting at the Website.
h) The headings and captions of sections and paragraphs contained in the Terms are all inserted for convenience of reference only and are not to be considered when interpreting the Terms.
We have the right, in our sole discretion, to change any part of the Terms at any time. Changes will be effective when a notice of such change is posted at this Website. Please check the Terms for updates by checking the 'Date of Last Update' at the top of this page. If any change is not acceptable to you, you must discontinue your use of this Website immediately. Feel free to contact us to discuss your concerns. Your continued use of this Website after any such changes are posted will constitute acceptance of those changes.
We may change any part of the Website without notice or liability for any reason whatsoever. We have the right, in our sole discretion, but not the duty, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Website at any time without notice.
Information sent or received over the Internet is generally unsecure and SCWIST cannot and does not make any representation or warranty concerning the security of any communication to or from the Make Possible website or any representation or warranty regarding the interception by third parties of personal or other information.
While SCWIST utilizes reasonable skill and due care in backing up your information hosted through the Make Possible Website, SCWIST does not guarantee or warrant that any data, information, documentation or any other content what so ever backed up or hosted by SCWIST will not be lost, corrupted, damaged or removed.
If You provide SCWIST with any suggestions, comments or other feedback ("Feedback") relating to the Website and/or Services, we may use such Feedback in the Website or in any other SCWIST products or services (collectively, "SCWIST Offerings"). Accordingly, You agree that: (a) SCWIST is not subject to any confidentiality obligations in respect to the Feedback, (b) the Feedback is not confidential or proprietary information of You or any third party and You have all of the necessary rights to disclose the Feedback to us, (c) SCWIST (including all of its successors and assigns and any successors and assigns of any of the SCWIST Offerings) may freely use, reproduce, publicize, license, distribute, and otherwise commercialize Feedback in any SCWIST Offerings, and (d) You are not entitled to receive any compensation or re-imbursement of any kind from SCWIST or any of the Users of the Website.
As a user of the mentoring support, networking connections, professional development and leadership opportunities available through the MakePossible website (‘Services’), you have identified yourself on registration on the Website as being either a mentor, mentee or both mentor and mentee (collectively, ‘Users’). Users are referred to below by category or as “you” or “your”.
We do not sell or rent your personal information to anyone. Except as indicated below and as may be required to satisfy any law, regulation or government request, your personal information will only be shared with other Users, SCWIST and any successors to SCWIST, who will use it for the same purposes as specified below, and will be subject to the same policies of disclosure and disposal.
COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
A registered User will supply information that may include personal identification, personal and organization contact information, education, qualifications, work experience, skills, and availability for mentoring.
USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
As part of agreeing to the Terms, Users acknowledge that their personal information may be used to facilitate mentoring connections between mentee(s) who desire to use the Services and mentor(s) who are interested in providing mentoring and other support through MakePossible. The personal information may also be used by SCWIST, for professional development, and for other administrative functions. As part of agreeing to the Terms, a User agrees to maintain the currency and accuracy of the information.
CONSENT TO USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
As part of agreeing to the Terms, Users consent to the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information for the purpose of introducing mentors and mentees to each other to benefit from the Services available through MakePossible or for a purpose reasonably related to that purpose. Subject to certain exceptions (eg. the personal information is necessary to provide a service or product, or the withdrawal of consent would frustrate the performance of a legal obligation), Users can withhold or withdraw their consent. Withholding or withdrawing consent to certain uses of personal information may restrict SCWIST’s ability to offer Services through MakePossible.
DISPOSAL OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
If, at any time, a User no longer wishes us to use their personal information, it is the responsibility of the User to delete all their personal information.
For the purposes of statistical analysis of visitors to the Website, we may collect and store information about the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, and the date and time you access the Website. Other than that, we aggregate information on visitors, and use it for internal review purposes only. This information simply enables us to tell which areas of the site are of most interest to our visitors, and when peak usage times are.