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Legal Notices and Terms of Use

By accessing and browsing though this site, the user agrees to abide by the following terms and conditions:

  1. The user of the site accepts full responsibility of all risks related to the use of the site. Although the site is equipped with security measures intended to protect the user’s private life and prevent the transmission of viruses, mononews shall not be held responsible with regard to the interception of data exchanged or the transmission of viruses or other damaging elements.
    mononews declines all responsibility nor can it be held responsible for any damage or virus that might infect the user’s hardware or any other property as a result of using this site or downloading texts, images, or any other element of content from the site.
  2. mononews places its site at the user’s disposal at all times. The user acknowledges and agrees that the Internet entails limits and risks and that response time to access or consult the site is subject to the nature and congestion of the network, as well as to the user’s hardware.
    mononews may, at all times, modify or interrupt, temporarily or permanently, access to its site, in whole or in part, in order to carry out maintenance operations, and/or improvements and/or changes to the site. Under no circumstance can mononews be held responsible for the suspension or for the interruption of access to the site.
  3. This agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the province of Québec, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions. User agrees that any dispute will be venued solely in the Superior Court situated in Montréal, Québec and hereby irrevocably submits to the personal jurisdiction of such court for that purpose.

Terms and Conditions of Use

All services and information made available to users via this Website (the “Site”) and on the extranet (the “Service”) are subject, without limitation, to the terms and conditions described below. By subscribing to this site and using it, the service user (the “User”) agrees to abide by the following terms and conditions.

mononews expressly reserves the right to change the terms and conditions at any time without advance notice. In such case, mononews may post change notices directly on this site.

1. Description of Service

mononews service currently provides subscribers with on-line newswire services including, but not limited to, on-lining press releases, on-lining audiovisual materials, as well as hosting such documents on the site and distributing information to reporters and editors.

Unless otherwise expressly stated, any new feature that enhances or augments one or more existing service(s), or any new service launched by mononews will be subject to the terms of use in effect for this site.

The user alone is responsible for paying the costs associated with the use of the service, such as Internet connection charges or fees for connecting to networks that provide access to Internet content. As well, the user is responsible for acquiring any equipment needed for such connections and its protection.

2. User Identification

It is understood that the user has an obligation to identify him/herself when using the service.

3. Protection of Personal Information

mononews is concerned with the need to protect the security and privacy of the user including, but not limited to, any information provided by the user to mononews while using the service. The user should refer to the site’s privacy policy for details about mononews’ practices in this area.

4. User Code, Password and Security

When subscribing to the service, the user will need to choose a user code and a password which will give him/her access to the service.

The user alone is responsible for protecting the confidentiality of his/her password as well as any actions undertaken under the user’s password. Moreover, the user is responsible for immediately notifying mononews about any unauthorized use of his/her user code and/or password and/or any other security breach, as well as for taking every possible precaution to ensure that he/she uses the service under optimum security conditions. To become acquainted with the security measures concerning the use of the service, the user must consult the heading “Security of Data” on this site.

Under no circumstances will mononews be held liable for any loss or damage arising from a failure to comply with the requirements described in this subsection.

5. Restrictions on Use of Content

Unless otherwise stated, all the text, images, and other materials of the content appearing on this site (collectively, “Content”) are protected by copyright including the links–the necessary permissions having been obtained for all documents found on this site.
It is therefore prohibited to:

6. Links to outside Websites

The site contains no autolinks. The site or third parties may, however, include links to other Websites or other Internet sources. mononews commits to removing any link leading to a site containing works which are reproduced without permission as soon as it has been notified of this. Since it has no control over these outside sites and sources, mononews is not responsible for their availability, nor can it assume any responsibility for the content, links, advertising, products, services or other materials made available by or through such external sites or sources. Furthermore, mononews is not liable for any loss or damage, caused or alleged to be caused by, or arising in connection with, the use of reliance on content, products and services made available on these outside sites or sources.

Consequently, it is up to the user to exercise discretion in his/her use of such content. Likewise, the user is responsible for assuming all inherent risks, particularly when the user relies on the timeliness, usefulness or completeness of the content made available on or through the sites or sources referred to by the site.

7. Use and Conservation

mononews may lay down general provisions and limits with regard to the use of the site, including, but not limited to, limits to the size of files to be uploaded. mononews cannot be held responsible for the personal installations of the user and makes no warranties as to the deletion or default of conservation of this data.

8. Changes made to the Service

mononews reserves the right, at all times, to change, temporarily suspend, or terminate the service in whole or in part without informing the user in advance. In no event will mononews be liable to the user or to any third party for a modification, suspension, or termination of the service.

9. Termination

mononews reserves the right to terminate in whole or in part the right of access corresponding to the user’s user code and password, and even to delete his/her user code and password.

mononews also reserves the right to remove or relocate any content made available as part of the service. This may be done for any reason including, but not limited to, in situations where mononews has good reason to believe that the user has violated the provisions contained in these terms of use.

Any termination of the user’s access to the service in whole or in part and consistent with the established terms of use will take place without advance notice of any kind. mononews also reserves the right, at any time, to de-activate or delete with immediate effect any folder or any file within a folder and/or to prohibit future access to such files or to the service itself.

In no event will mononews be liable to the user or to any third party for the termination of the user’s access to the service.

10. mononews and Intellectual Property

The service and any software or applications used in connection with the service may contain confidential information and are protected by existing intellectual property laws or other legislation.

The content is protected by the laws applicable to copyright, trademarks and by any other rights set forth in existing legislation.

Unless expressly authorized by mononews, it is therefore prohibited to:

11. Warranties

The service is provided to the user and is accessible to the user based on its availability. mononews makes no warranties, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties as to the quality of the service or its fitness for a particular purpose, or as to the non-infringement of the service’s Terms of Use by users.
mononews does not warrant that:

The user alone will be responsible for any damage sustained by his/her computer or any loss of data that may result when downloading material from the site.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by the user from mononews or in the course of using the service may be construed as creating any warranty not expressly stipulated in the site's terms of Use.

12. Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent possible pursuant to applicable laws and regulations, mononews will in no way be liable for any direct or indirect damage, including without limitation the loss of data or other loss of intangible assets, even if mononews has been advised of the possibility of such damage, that may arise:

13. Registered Trademarks

mononews and the mononews’ logo is a trademark of mononews. It is prohibited to use or distribute it in any way whatsoever without the express authorization of mononews.

14. General Provisions

The service terms of use constitute the entire agreement between mononews and the user with regard to use of the service, and they supersede any prior agreement between the user and mononews concerning use of the service. The user may also be subject to additional terms of use specific to certain services, third party contents and software that will be disclosed to the user once the user accesses such services, content, or software. The failure by mononews to exercise any rights conferred upon it by virtue of the terms of use in no way constitutes a waiver of such rights. Should any provision of these terms of use be judged to be invalid by the decision of a court, all other provisions will remain in effect and continue to apply. The section titles in the terms of use are provided for information purposes only and have no legal effect.

Furthermore, the use of some mononews services may require compliance with additional or specific rules, conditions, provisions or guidelines that will be set forth in a separate agreement. Such rules and guidelines will be deemed to be an integral part of these terms of use. In the event of any disagreement or confusion between the terms of use and the separate agreement, the latter will prevail.

15. Security of Data

mononews subscribes to very strict and rigorous standards as regards security. It has therefore taken the necessary precautions to protect from any error, loss or unauthorized access, the user’s (the “User”) personal information which he/she transmits to mononews when using its secured zones, including, but not limited to, its various online forms.

Despite all these precautions, the user alone is responsible for taking every possible personal security measure recommended herein when browsing mononews’ Website (the “Site”) and all other Internet sites to ensure optimal security conditions.

16. Modifications to the Service and Prices

  1. mononews reserves the right to modify the service with or without notice.
  2. mononews reserves the right to temporarily suspend or interrupt service for periodic maintenance with or without notice.
  3. mononews reserves the right to permanently discontinue service with 15 days notice for any reason or for no reason.
  4. Prices of all services are subject to change upon 15 days notice.
  5. Notices may be provided by email or by posting the changes to the mononews site (www.mononews.com).
  6. mononews shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

17. Copyright and Content Ownership

  1. mononews claims no copyright or other ownership rights in the content you upload to the service.
  2. By uploading or otherwise providing content to mononews.com, you grant to mononews a non-exclusive, royalty-free, paid-up right and license to use, reproduce, display and distribute such content on mononews.com in connection mononews's provision of the Services to such persons as you may authorize.
  3. You hereby represent and warrant that you have all intellectual property and other rights necessary concerning any content posted by you on mononews.com.
  4. mononews does not pre-screen content, but mononews has the right (but not the obligation) to remove any content or accounts containing content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or otherwise objectionable or content that violates the intellectual property of any third party or these terms of service.
  5. You understand and agree that mononews cannot be responsible for the content posted on the service and you may be exposed to objectionable materials. You agree to use the service at your own risk.
  6. The user interface of the service, and all rights therein, are owned exclusively by mononews and mononews retains all copyright and other rights therein. All rights to the services and intellectual property embodied by the services are hereby expressly reserved. You may not duplicate, copy, or reuse any portion of the visual design or other elements of the service without express written permission from mononews.
  7. By submitting comments, feedback, bug reports, product suggestions to mononews you acknowledge and agree that mononews is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you provide for any purpose without any compensation to you.

NOTICE AND TAKE-DOWN PROCEDURES ( FOR THIRD PARTIES)

If you believe any content accessible on or from this web site infringe your copyright, you may request removal of those materials (or access thereto) from this web site by contacting mononews's and providing the following information:

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
  2. Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the material, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the material.
  3. Your name, address, telephone number and (if available) e-mail address.
  4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the materials is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  5. A statement that the information that you have supplied is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
  6. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.

In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, mononews maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of subscribers and account holders of this web site who are infringers.

Online Services

mononews’ online services are subject to rules compliant with those stipulated in Québec’s private sector privacy law (Loi sur la protection des renseignements personnels dans le secteur privé).

Data related to operations carried out in the course of a session in a secured zone through mononews’ online services are encrypted in order to ensure data confidentiality while circulating between mononews’ secured site and the user’s Web browser. For this reason, the user of mononews’ extranet can only access these services with the most recent versions of the Firefox (minimum required 2.0) and Microsoft Explorer (minimum required 7.0) browsers, which accept the SSL 2.0 security protocol.

Conversely, operations which are not carried out within a secured zone are not encrypted.

Firewall

Access to mononews’ extranet is protected by a firewall. A firewall is a security device designed to prevent unauthorized electronic access to an Internet site.

Personal Security Measures

I – General Measures

Security Seal

User should ensure that he/she is always browsing in a secured environment when transmitting his/her personal information. If the user does not see the security seal on the screen (closed padlock), or if he/she sees a broken seal (open padlock), the security of transmission of the user’s transaction through the Internet is not guaranteed and a third party could intercept it. Furthermore, for accrued security, mononews recommends that the user checks the validity of the certificate of Authenticity.

Emails

Emails sent by the user in the section “Contact Us” or elsewhere on an Internet site are not secured in the course of their transmission. It is therefore important not to include any personal and/or confidential information in such transmissions.

II – Specific Measures with regard to the Use of mononews’ Online Services

Password
Logging out

It is important for the user to log out as soon as he/she has finished using mononews’ extranet or if, in the course of a session, he/she must temporarily leave his/her workstation unattended. There are three secure ways to log out: 1. clear computer’s cache memory; 2. exit; 3. close the browser.

  1. Clear cache memory: Cache memory is a temporary memory where copies of the pages consulted are stored locally. When the user recalls these pages, the computer extracts them from this cache rather than from the original site, thus reducing average time to display the pages consulted by the user in the course of his/her browsing session.
  2. Exit: mononews recommends that the user end his/her session by clicking the exit button at the top of the screen, to ensure complete disconnection from the extranet.
  3. Close browser: The simplest and most secure way to end the user session is to close his/her browser. This method will ensure complete logout, including cookie identification.

Refund Policy

No refund will be granted to a subscribed user. However, should mononews be unable to offer prepaid services to the user, the latter will have to contact mononews so that the best refund method can be decided upon based on the situation. The refund method is generally the same as the original payment method.