Canadian Flag
1-866-296-9650

Terms and Conditions

Last Updated: January 17, 2011

Business Plan Genius Ltd. (“BPG”, “we”, “us” and terms of similar meaning) provides this web site and the services provided by or through this web site to you subject to these terms and conditions of use (these “Terms”).

In these terms we call this web site, any successor web sites (together, the “Site”) and the software we provide the “Service”.

Please read these Terms carefully before using the Services. By accessing or using the Services you agree to be legally bound by these Terms and all terms, policies and guidelines incorporated by reference in these Terms. If you do not agree with these Terms in their entirety, you may not use the Services.

The Services are not intended to be used by children. You must be at least of the age of majority to use the Services.

In these Terms users of the Services, whether they are Customers, people who post comments on the BPG blog, or casual browsers of the Site, are called “Users”.

BPG reserves the right to change or modify any of the terms and conditions contained in these Terms, or any policy or guideline applicable to the Services, at any time and in its sole discretion. Unless otherwise specified, any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting of the revisions on the Site, and your continued use of the Services after such time will constitute your acceptance of such changes or modifications. You should from time to time review the Terms and any policies and documents incorporated in them to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Services. The Terms will always show the ‘last updated’ date at the top. If you do not agree to any amended Terms, you must stop using the Services. If you have any questions about the Terms, please email us at customerservice[at]businessplangenius.com.

The Services are for your own use only. You may not resell, lease or provide them in any other way to anyone else.

1. Privacy Policy

Please refer to BPG’s privacy policy, for information on how BPG collects, uses and discloses personally identifiable information from its users. By using the Services you agree to our use, collection and disclosure of personally identifiable information in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

2. Registration Data

If you register for an account on the Services, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Services (“Registration Data”); (b) accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to BPG. You are responsible for all activity on your BPG account, and for all charges incurred by your BPG account.

3. Fees; Charges; Taxes

Fees and any other charges for the use of the Services are described on the Site. They may change from time to time. If we change them, we will continue with all contracted work at the previously agreed upon price.

You are responsible for all taxes applicable to the fees and charges in any applicable jurisdiction.

4. Ownership, Copyright and Trademarks

In these Terms the content available through the Services, including all information, data, logos, marks, designs, graphics, pictures, other files, and their selection and arrangement, is called “Content”. Content provided by Users is called “User Content”. For example, data about a Customer’s business is User Content of that Customer, and Content that a User enters as a comment on the BPG blog is User Content of the User.

User Content is that User’s property. BPGs’ only right to that User Content is the limited licenses to it granted in these Terms. Those licenses are described in Section 5 and Section 16 of these Terms.

Other than the User Content, the Services, all Content and all software available on the Services or used to create and operate the Services is the property of BPG or its licensors, and is protected by Canadian and international copyright laws, and all rights to the Services, such Content and such software are expressly reserved. All trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Services are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by BPG.

Your User Content is your responsibility. We have no responsibility or liability for it, or for any loss or damage your User Content may cause to you or other people. Although we have no obligation to do so, we have the absolute discretion to remove, screen or edit without notice any User Content posted or stored on the Services, and we may do this at any time and for any reason. You are solely responsible for maintaining copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Services.

5. Your Limited License of Your User Content to BPG

We do not claim any ownership interest in your User Content, but we do need the right to use your User Content to the extent necessary to operate the Site and provide the Services, now and in the future. For example, if you leave comments on the BPG blog, we need your license to display that User Content on the Services, and we need the right to sublicense that User Content to our other Users so that they can view that User Content. If you are a Customer and enter data relating to your business, we need your license to that User Content to use it in the operation of the Services.

Therefore, by posting or distributing User Content to or through the Services, you (a) grant BPG and its affiliates and subsidiaries a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable right to use, display, perform, reproduce, distribute, publish, modify, adapt, translate, and create derivative works from such User Content, in the manner in and for the purposes for which the Services from time to time use such User Content; (b) represent and warrant that (i) you own and control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or otherwise distribute, or you otherwise have the lawful right to post and distribute that User Content, to or through the Services; and (ii) the use and posting or other transmission of such User Content does not violate these Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.

These licenses from you are non-exclusive because you have the right to use your User Content elsewhere. They are royalty-free because we are not required to pay you for the use of your User Content on the Services. And they are transferable because we need the right to transfer these licenses to any successor operator of the Services. Our rights to “modify, adapt, translate, and create derivative works from” are necessary because the normal operation of the Services does this to your User Content when it processes it for use in the Services.

6. Our Limited License of Content to You

BPG grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable license to access the Services and to view, copy and print the portions of the Content available to you through the Services. Such license is subject to these Terms, and specifically conditioned upon the following: (i) you may only view, copy and print such portions of the Content for your own use; (ii) you may not modify or otherwise make derivative works of the Content, or reproduce, distribute or display the Content (except for page cacheing) except as expressly permitted in these Terms; (iii) you may not remove or modify any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices that have been placed in the Content; (iv) you may not use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; and (v) you may not use the Services or the Content other than for their intended purpose.

Except as expressly permitted above, any use of any portion of the Content without the prior written permission of its owner is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted in this Section, this Agreement and your account with us. Any such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including without limitation copyright and trademark laws. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms may be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. The license in this Section is revocable by BPG at any time.

You represent and warrant that your use of the Services and the Content will be consistent with this license and will not infringe or violate the rights of any other party or breach any contract or legal duty to any other parties, or violate any applicable law.

To request permission for uses of Content not included in this license, you may contact BPG at the address set out at the bottom of these Terms.

7. Use of Interactive Areas and the Services

The Services may include discussion forums, bulletin boards, review services or other forums in which you or third parties may post reviews or other content, messages, materials or other items on the Services (“Interactive Areas”). If BPG provides such Interactive Areas, you are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. User Content submitted to any public area of the Services will be considered non-confidential. You agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Services any of the following:

Any message, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, code or other material that is unlawful, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;

Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offence, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;

Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party; Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity; Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations; Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and credit card numbers, unless that third party has expressly consented to such use; Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; Content that is unrelated to the topic of the Interactive Area(s) in which such Content is posted; or Content that, in the sole judgment of BPG, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Services, or which may expose BPG or its affiliates or its users to any harm or liability of any type.

Finally, BPG has a “zero-tolerance” policy towards SPAM: you may not use the Interactive Areas or the Services generally to send commercial or other messages to any third-party if those messages are not solicited, authorized or welcomed by the third-party, and in your use of the Services you must comply with all applicable laws, including laws that apply in any jurisdiction to SPAM and marketing practices, and with any applicable marketing association guidelines on ethical marketing practices.

Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Services in violation of the foregoing violates these Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Services.

8. Providing a Reliable and Secure Service

If you have spent any time reviewing the Services, you will hopefully have noticed that we take reliability and security seriously. We put a great deal of effort into ensuring that our service operates all the time, and that it is a secure environment for your data.

However, no system is perfectly secure or reliable, the Internet is an inherently insecure medium, and the reliability of hosting services, Internet intermediaries, your Internet service provider, and other service providers cannot be assured. When you use BPG, you accept these risks, and the responsibility for choosing to use a technology that does not provide perfect security or reliability.

9. No Responsibility for Third-Party Material

The Site may contain links to third-party Web sites (“Third-Party Sites”) and third-party content (“Third-Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information, including Apps, payment processors and other payment intermediaries that you may use in connection with your use of the Services. You use links to Third-Party Sites and any Third-Party Content or service provided there, at your own risk.

BPG makes no claim or representation regarding Third-Party Content or Third-Party Sites, and provides them or links to them only as a convenience. Inclusion in the Services of a link to a Third-Party Site or Third-Party Content does not imply BPG’s endorsement, adoption or sponsorship of, or affiliation with, such Third-Party Site or Third-Party Content. BPG accepts no responsibility for reviewing changes or updates to, or the quality, content, policies, nature or reliability of, Third-Party Content, Third-Party Sites, or Web sites linking to the Services. When you leave the Services, our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Site, and should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third party.

10. Advertisements and Promotions

BPG may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Services. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than BPG, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. BPG is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of third-party advertisers on the Services.

11. Warranty Disclaimer

The Site, the Content, the Services are provided to you on an “as is” basis without warranties from BPG of any kind, either express or implied. BPG expressly disclaims all other warranties, express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. BPG does not represent or warrant that Site, the Content, or the Services are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free.

While BPG attempts to make your access to and use of the Services safe, BPG does not represent or warrant that the Site, the Content, or the Services are free of viruses or other harmful components.

12. Limitation of Liability; Indemnity

You waive and shall not assert any claims or allegations of any nature whatsoever against BPG, its affiliates or subsidiaries, their sponsors, contractors, advertisers, vendors or other partners, any of their successors or assigns, or any of their respective officers, directors, agents or employees (collectively, the “Released Parties”) arising out of or in any way relating to your use of the Site, the Content, or the Services, including, without limitation, any claims or allegations relating to infringement of proprietary rights, or allegations that any Released Party has or should indemnify, defend or hold harmless you or any third party from any claim or allegation arising from your use or other exploitation of the Site, the Content, or the Services. You use the Site, the Content, and the Services at your own risk.

Without limitation of the foregoing, neither BPG nor any other Released Party shall be liable for any direct, special, indirect or consequential damages, or any other damages of any kind, including but not limited to loss of use, loss of profits or loss of data, whether in an action in contract, tort (including but not limited to negligence) or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of or inability to use the Site, the Content, or the Services, including without limitation any damages caused by or resulting from your reliance on the Site, the Content, or the Services or other information obtained from BPG or any other Released Party or accessible via the Site, the Content, or the Services, or that result from mistakes, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or email, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of god, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to BPG or any other Released Party's records, programs or services.

In no event shall the aggregate liability of BPG, whether in contract, warranty, tort (including negligence, whether active, passive or imputed), product liability, strict liability or other theory, arising out of or relating to the use of the Site, the Content, or the Services exceed any compensation paid by you for access to or use of the Site, the Content, or the Services, as the case may be, during the three months prior to the date of any claim.

You shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless BPG and the other Released Parties from any loss, damages, liabilities, costs, expenses, claims and proceedings arising out of your use of the Site, the Content, and the Services.

13. Communications

Notices that we give you (other than notice of amendment of these Terms, which is discussed in the introduction of these Terms) may be provided in any number of ways, depending on the circumstances. For example, we may email you or telephone you at the contact information you provide in your Registration Data. Or we may post a notice to Customers on the Site. When we post notices on the Site, we post them in the area of the Site suitable to the notice. It is your responsibility to periodically review the Site for notices.

Subject to the Privacy Policy, if you send to BPG or post on the Site in any public area any information, ideas, inventions, concepts, techniques or know-how (“User Submissions”), for any purpose, including the developing, manufacturing and/or marketing or products or services incorporating such information, you acknowledge that BPG can use the User Submissions without acknowledgement or compensation to you, and you waive any claim of ownership or compensation or other rights you may have in relation to the User Submissions. We actively review User Submissions for new ideas. If you wish to preserve any interest you might have in your User Submissions, you should not post them to the Site or send them to us.

14. Applicable Law and Venue

The Services are controlled by BPG and operated by it from its offices in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. You and BPG both benefit from establishing a predictable legal environment in regard to the Services. Therefore, you and BPG explicitly agree that all disputes, claims or other matters arising from or relating to your use of the Site, the Content, or the Services will be governed by the laws of the Province of Saskatchewan and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to these Terms.

Except where prohibited by applicable law, any claim, dispute or controversy (whether in contract or tort, pursuant to statute or regulation, or otherwise, and whether preexisting, present or future) involving BPG and arising out of or relating to (a) these Terms; (b) the Site, the Content, or the Services; (c) oral or written statements, advertisements or promotions relating to these Terms or to the Site, the Content, or the Services; or (d) the relationships that result from these Terms or the Site, the Content, or the Services (collectively, a “Claim”), will be referred to and determined by a sole arbitrator (to the exclusion of the courts). Except where prohibited by applicable law, you waive any right you may have to commence or participate in any class action against BPG related to any Claim and, where applicable, you also agree to opt out of any class proceedings against BPG. If you have a Claim, you should give written notice to arbitrate at the address specified below. If we have a Claim, we will give you notice to arbitrate at your address provided in your Registration Data. Arbitration will be conducted by one arbitrator pursuant to the commercial arbitration laws and rules in effect on the date of the notice in the Province of Saskatchewan.

To the extent arbitration as described in the immediately preceding paragraph is prohibited by applicable law, you agree that all Claims will be heard and resolved in a court of competent subject matter jurisdiction located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. You consent to the personal jurisdiction of such courts over you, stipulate to the fairness and convenience of proceeding in such courts, and covenant not to assert any objection to proceeding in such courts.

If you choose to access the Services from locations other than Saskatchewan, you will be responsible for compliance with all local laws of such other jurisdiction and you agree to indemnify BPG and the other Released Parties for your failure to comply with any such laws.

15. Termination/Modification of License and Site Offerings

Notwithstanding any provision of these Terms, BPG reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, without any notice or liability to you, to (a) terminate your license to use the Services, or any portion thereof; (b) block or prevent your future access to and use of all or any portion of the Services or Content; (c) change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Services or Content; and (d) impose limits on the Services or Content.

16. Termination of Agreement

You and BPG may terminate your use of the Services including your agreement to these Terms at any time. If you terminate your use of the Services you must pay the fees applicable for the balance of the work completed. User Content submitted to public areas of the Site such as the blog, forum, or product reviews, which may remain on the Site after termination. We may also retain an archival copy of your User Content after termination, and you hereby grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to maintain such archival copy for our internal business purposes.

If these Terms expire or terminate for any reason, Sections 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, and 17, and any representation or warranty you make in these Terms, shall survive indefinitely.

17. Miscellaneous

If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. BPG may assign any or all of its rights hereunder to any party without your consent. You are not permitted to assign any of your rights or obligations hereunder without the prior written consent of BPG, and any such attempted assignment will be void and unenforceable. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and BPG regarding your use of the Site, the Content, and the Services, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications whether electronic, oral or written between you and BPG regarding your use of them. The parties confirm that it is their wish that these Terms, as well as any other documents relating to this Terms, including notices, have been and shall be drawn up in the English language only. Les parties reconnaissent avoir convenue que la présente convention ainsi que tous documents, avis et procédures judiciaires qui pourront être exécutés, donnés ou intentées à la suite des présentes ou ayant un rapport, direct ou indirect, avec la présente convention soient rédigée en anglais.

18. Questions and Comments

If you have any questions regarding these Terms or your use of the Services, please contact us here:

Business Plan Genius Ltd.

 3110 8th St. E. Unit 8B-586
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7H 0W2, Canada
(866) 291-9650 (toll free/fax)
privacy[at]businessplangenius.com