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Welcome to the user agreement (the "Agreement" or "User Agreement") for Signature Software Ltd. This Agreement describes the terms and conditions applicable to your use of our services available under the domain and sub-domains of www.sigsoft.ca (the "Site") including .secure.sigsoft.ca and sigsoft.ab.ca. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement, do not use or access our services.
If you have any questions, please email to .
We may amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on the Site. Except as stated below, all amended terms shall automatically be effective 30 days after they are initially posted on the Site. In addition, we will notify you in accordance with your Notification Preferences . This Agreement may not be otherwise amended except in a writing signed by you and Signature Software Inc. This Agreement is effective upon acceptance in registration for new registering users, and is otherwise effective on 1 July 2003 for all users.
Our services are available only to, and may only be used by individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our services are not available to children (persons under the age of 18) or to temporarily or indefinitely suspended Signature Software registrants. If you are a under the age of 18, you can use this service only in conjunction with, and under the supervision of your parents or guardians. If you do not qualify, please do not use our Site. Further, your Signature Software Password and User ID, if any, may not be transferred to another party. If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.
Fees and Services.
Registration at Signature Software is free. Our Fees and Credits Policy is available and is incorporated into this Agreement by reference. We may change our Fees and Credits Policy and the fees for our services from time to time. Our changes to the policy are effective after we provide you with at least fourteen (14) days' notice of the changes by posting the changes on the Site. However, we may choose to temporarily change our Fees and Credits Policy and the fees for our services for promotional events and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event on the Site. We may in our sole discretion change some or all of our services at any time. In the event we introduce a new service, the fees for that service are effective at the launch of the service. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in Canadian Dollars. You are responsible for paying all fees associated with using our service and the Site and all applicable taxes.
WE, OUR SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND OUR SUPPLIERS PROVIDE OUR WEB SITE AND SERVICES "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. WE, OUR SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND OUR SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, so the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, OUR SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR OUR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH OUR SITE, OUR SERVICES OR THIS AGREEMENT (HOWEVER ARISING, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE).
OUR LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND SUPPLIERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAY TO US IN DIRECT COMPENSATION FOR THE SERVICE GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, AND (B) $1. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
You agree to indemnify and hold us and (as applicable) our parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our Services.
You and Signature Software Ltd. are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be given by e-mail to Signature Software Ltd. (in the case of Signature Software) or to the email address you provide to Signature Software during the registration process (in your case). Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid.
In the event a dispute arises between you and Signature Software, our goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Accordingly, you and Signature Software agree that any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of this Agreement or our services ("Claims") shall be resolved in accordance with one of the following or as otherwise mutually agreed upon in writing by the parties. Before resorting to these alternatives, we strongly encourage you to first contact us directly to seek a resolution and we will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation, as an alternative to litigation.
Binding Arbitration. For any Claim where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000, you or Signature Software may elect to resolve the dispute through binding arbitration conducted by telephone, on-line and/or based solely upon written submissions where no in-person appearance is required. In such cases, the arbitration shall be administered by the Canadian Council for International Business in accordance with their applicable rules, or any other established arbitrator mutually agreed upon by the parties. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
Court. Alternatively, any Claim may be adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada or where the defendant is located (in our case Calgary, Alberta, Canada and in your case your principal place of business or home address). You and Signature Software agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Alternative Dispute Resolution. Alternatively, Signature Software will consider use of other alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as binding arbitration to be held in Calgary, Alberta, or another location mutually agreed upon by the parties.
All Claims between the parties must be resolved using the dispute resolution mechanism that is selected in accordance with this agreement by the first party to file a Claim. Should either party file an action contrary to this agreement, the other party may recover attorneys' fees and costs up to $1000, provided that the party seeking the award has notified the other party in writing of the improperly filed Claim, and the other party has failed to withdraw the Claim.
This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of Alberta as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Alberta between Alberta residents. We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our services, and operation of the Site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree that this Agreement and all incorporated agreements may be automatically assigned by Signature Software in our sole discretion. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This Agreement sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. With respect to fees owed for our services, release, license, access and Interference, liability limit, indemnity and resolution of disputes shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
The services hereunder are offered by Signature Software Ltd., . If you are an Alberta resident, you may have this same information emailed to you by sending an email to the foregoing address with your email address and a request for this information.
Disputes between you and Signature Software regarding our services may be reported by email to .
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This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for www.sigsoft.ca.
This policy will let you know the following:
What personal information does Signature Software collect?
Signature Software stores the IP address of your computer when you visit our site. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web site, and to gather demographic information. Other personal information is gathered when you register, purchase, or download a product. At that time we ask for email address. Once you purchase or register for our services you are no longer anonymous to us through our relationship with the payment rocessor. This information is utilized internally at Signature Software for the purpose of offering customer service and technical support, measuring demographics and response, marketing of special offers, to customize content and offers that you see, to fulfill your requests, to contact you about special offers and new products, and to offer technical support and client service. In addition to registration we may ask you for personal information at other times, including, but not limited to, when you purchase on-line, submit a question to our Technical Support Team, or if you report a problem with our site or services. Wherever Signature Software collects personal information we make every effort to offer you the opportunity to opt-in or opt-out of future communications.
Downloads and Online Services: When you register or download a product, or use a web-based services at Signature Software, we use a cookie to store your user ID, so you won't need to type it in again. We do not store additional personal information about you in the cookie.
How does Signature Software use my information?
Signature Software uses any information voluntarily given by our customers to enhance their experience on our site, to provide personalized offers or to better prepare future offerings based on our users.
Who is collecting information?
When you are at sigsoft.ca or sigsoft.ab.ca and offer us information, your information is being collected by Signature Software alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. Promotions that run on sigsoft.ca or sigsoft.ab.ca may be sponsored by companies other than Signature Software or may be co-sponsored by Signature Software and another company. Some data collected during a promotion may be shared with the sponsor. You can decide not to participate in the promotion if you don't want your data to be shared. Please be aware that Signature Software partners or Web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those linked Web sites are not covered by this privacy statement.
With whom does Signature Software share my information?
As a general rule, Signature Software will not disclose any of your electronic contact information except when we have your explicit permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below.
What are my choices regarding the use of personal information?
We may occasionally send you e-mail about product updates or special offers and services that we feel might be of interest to you. Only Signature Software (or agents working on behalf of Signature Software and under confidentiality agreements) will send you these e-mailings. If you do not want to receive such mailings, at any time you can choose to unsubscribe from our mailing list by emailing . Once you are unsubscribed, you will no longer receive mailings. Please allow three weeks for unsubscribe requests to take effect. If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify our current opt-in email base by email.
How does Signature Software protect my personal financial information?
Keeping your personal financial information private is vitally important to us. As with all personal information, Signature Software will never rent or sell your personal financial information. Any time we ask for a credit card number in order to complete a purchase transaction or for verification purposes, we use a PCI compliant payment processor who does not share credit card information with Signature Software Ltd. or any other organziation other than necessary to complete the financial transaction.
What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Signature Software cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make stringent efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
What else should I know about my privacy?
Whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online - for example; on message boards, through email, or in chat areas - that information can be collected and used by unscrupulous individuals. If you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and/or any account information. Please be careful.
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