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GOC Terms of Use

GOC Terms of Use

I. Acceptance of Terms.
By using and/or visiting this Website, www.gunowersofcanada.ca, any of its subdomains or any other website on which a link to this Agreement appears (collectively, referred to as the “Site”), you agree to the following terms with Gun Owners Of Canada Inc regarding use of the Site and the services offered on the Site. Before being permitted to act as a registered user of the Site, you must read, agree to, and accept all of the terms in, and linked to, this Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”). By accepting these Terms of Use, you agree that these Terms, as well as any linked documents made a part of this Agreement such as the Site Rules and Privacy Policy, will apply whenever you use the Site and its related services. Some affiliated websites may have additional or other terms that we provide to you when you use those sites.
As used in this Agreement, “you” or “User” means both (a) the individual now registering as a user of the Site or the existing user of the Site now agreeing to this Agreement, as the case may be, and (b) if applicable, the company or other business or governmental entity specified by you upon registration (any such entity, “your entity”). You and your entity, if any, are jointly and severally liable for your obligations under this Agreement.

II. Scope of Applicability.
1. These Terms of Use apply to all users of the Gun Owners of Canada Inc. Site, including users who are also contributors of video content, information, and other materials or services on the Website.
2. Gun Owners of Canada Inc may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by Gun Owners of Canada Inc or its affiliates. Gun Owners of Canada Inc. has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, Gun Owners of Canada Inc will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Website, you expressly AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS Gun Owners of Canada Inc, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS, ATTORNEYS, OWNERS, OPERATORS, AFFILIATES, PREDECESSORS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, INSURERS, OR AGENTS FROM ANY LOSSES OR EXPENSES (INCLUDING ACTUAL ATTORNEYS' FEES) WHICH ARISE FROM THIRD PARTY CLAIMS RELATING TO USE BY YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON ACCESSING THE SITE THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT.
3. Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware when you leave the Gun Owners of Canada Inc Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.
4. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to amend and supplement this Agreement (including the Privacy Policy and any other document incorporated herein), at any time, by posting the revised Agreement to the Site without further notice to you. Your continued use of the Site after such changes are posted will constitute your acceptance of such amended Agreement, other document, or additional terms and conditions. This Agreement may not be amended by you other than in a writing signed by both parties, and for purposes of this sentence, “writing” does not include email, and “signature” does not include an electronic signature.

III. Site Usage and Accounts.
1. Account. In order to access some features of the Website, you will have to create an account. You may never use another's account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You agree that you will not allow others to access your account, nor will you use your account or the Site on an outsourcing basis or on behalf of third parties. You must notify Gun Owners of Canada Inc immediately, in writing, of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.
2. Liability for loss. Gun Owners of Canada Inc will not be liable for any losses you sustain as a result of unauthorized use of your account. You will be further liable for all losses sustained by Gun Owners of Canada Inc or others due to such unauthorized use, including all costs, attorneys’ fees, and other damages that directly or indirectly relate to use by you or any other person accessing the Site through your account. In the event that Gun Owners of Canada Inc should bring any action or claim arising out of this Agreement against you in which Gun Owners of Canada Inc prevails, you shall pay to Gun Owners of Canada Inc any and all costs incurred by Gun Owners of Canada Inc in enforcing the terms and conditions of this Agreement, including actual attorneys’ fees, court costs, and all other costs and fees associates with such action.
3. Termination and Suspension of User Account. We agree to provide you access to the Site and the services available on the Site only as authorized in this Agreement. We reserve the right to reject your user registration by disabling your registered account. Even after acceptance, we may terminate or suspend your account and ability to use the Site in our sole discretion, with or without cause and without prior notice to you. If we believe your actions may cause us or other users legal liability, harm, or loss, we reserve the right to notify other users of your actions.
4. Objection to terms. Should you object to any of the terms of this Agreement or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with the Site and related services in any way, your only recourse is to immediately: (1) discontinue use of the Site and services; (2) terminate your membership; and (3) notify us of termination. At any such time, you may terminate this Agreement. In addition, your account will be deemed inactive and closed if there is no activity on your account for a period of one year. In the event your account is closed or terminated it will be marked inactive in our systems, but we may not delete your user information or message history. If your account with Gun Owners of Canada Inc is terminated for any reason, whether by your own action or Gun Owners of Canada Inc’s, Gun Owners of Canada Inc may remove some or all of your User Submissions (as defined in V.1. below). It is within Gun Owners of Canada Inc’s sole and exclusive discretion to decide whether or not to delete your User Submissions. Gun Owners of Canada Inc is under no obligation, regardless of any request or demand from you, to remove any User Submissions, regardless of the reason for your disaffiliation with Gun Owners of Canada Inc.
5. No “bots.” You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” or any other device, software, hardware, or program that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the Gun Owners of Canada Inc servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Gun Owners of Canada Inc grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. Gun Owners of Canada Inc reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website (e.g. comments, email, private messaging) for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to their “User Submissions” (defined below).
6. Abuse of Private Messaging. Gun Owners of Canada Inc 's private messaging and e-mails obtained through Gun Owners of Canada Inc while “private,” still fall under the rules established here. They should not be used for commercial purposes, to send spam, to solicit, or to threaten or harass members, moderators or administrators. Members who use Private Messaging to circumvent the rules of the community will be subject to disciplinary action. If you receive this type of communication, report it immediately. Do not publish it on the board. Communications of Gun Owners of Canada Inc members to Gun Owners of Canada Inc moderators are subject to review by other moderators and Gun Owners of Canada Inc administrators at the sole discretion of Gun Owners of Canada Inc. As per paragraph 16 of this Agreement, any private message may be disclosed to the relevant authorities in the event of a court order or subpoena.
7. Emails. Gun Owners of Canada may send periodic emails to their members informing them of upcoming or ongoing giveaways. Due to Canada's new legislation, by accepting the Terms of Use you agree that you Allow Gun Owners of Canada to send these emails. If for some reason you do not want to receive them please email [email protected] . This request may void your Terms of Use on www.gunownersofcanada.ca and thus your account becoming deactivated.

IV. Permissions and Restrictions.
Gun Owners of Canada Inc hereby grants you permission to access and use the Website as set forth in these Terms of Use, provided that:
1. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Website.
2. You agree not to introduce, intentionally or unintentionally, any kind of virus or malicious computer program to Gun Owners of Canada Inc.
3. You agree not to use the Website for any commercial use, other than what is provided for in the section below, without the prior written authorization of Gun Owners of Canada Inc. Prohibited commercial uses include any of the following actions taken without Gun Owners of Canada Inc’s express written approval:
4. a. sale of access to the Website or its related services on another website;
5. b. use of the Website or its related services for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue, as determined in the sole and absolute discretion of Gun Owners of Canada Inc;
6. c. any use of the Website or its related services that Gun Owners of Canada Inc finds, in its sole and absolute discretion, to use Gun Owners of Canada Inc’s resources with the effect of competing with or displacing the market for Gun Owners of Canada Inc or its content.
4. Prohibited commercial uses do not include:
7. a. uploading original content to promote your non firearm related business or artistic enterprise, within the confines of site Rule 9;
8. b. using Gun Owners of Canada Inc forums to facilitate a classified transaction as defined below, with the full understanding that Gun Owners of Canada Inc is not a participant in any transaction completed;
9. c. any use that Gun Owners of Canada Inc. expressly authorizes in writing.
10. Gun Owners of Canada Inc reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Website at any time, with or without advance notice to you, and without any liability to you for loss or disruption of service.

V. Your User Submissions and Conduct.
1. As a Gun Owners of Canada Inc account holder you may submit video content (“User Videos”), photographic content (“User Photos”), and textual content (“User Comments” or “Postings”). User Videos, User Photos, and User Comments are collectively referred to as “User Submissions.” You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, Gun Owners of Canada Inc does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions.
2. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Gun Owners of Canada Inc use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Use.
3. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to Gun Owners of Canada Inc, you hereby grant Gun Owners of Canada Inc a worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, and prepare derivative works of such User Submissions. Gun Owners of Canada Inc may also display and perform the User Submissions in connection with the Gun Owners of Canada Inc Website and Gun Server LLC’s (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Gun Owners of Canada Inc Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Gun Owners of Canada Inc Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms of Use.
4. In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant Gun Owners of Canada Inc all of the license rights granted herein.
5. Gun Owners of Canada Inc or its owners do not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Gun Owners of Canada Inc expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. Gun Owners of Canada Inc does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and Gun Owners of Canada Inc will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights. Gun Owners of Canada Inc reserves the right to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice.
6. We are not responsible for any user-generated content such as Postings, listings, messages on our message forums, feedback, pictures, etc. You are solely responsible for any information that you post to this Site; we are only a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of your information. If you post information that is libelous, slanderous, violates any law, or violates the intellectual property rights of anyone else, you will be solely liable for the consequences. We may take any action, including but not limited to removing the content or suspending or terminating your account, deemed necessary in our sole discretion to protect ourselves if we believe your information may create liability for us or may cause us to lose the services of our ISPs or other suppliers.

VI. Classified Ad Policy.
1. Classified Transaction. Gun Owners of Canada Inc provides a forum for users to advertise their own goods for sale to other users, in the form of ads (“Classified Ads”). A “Classified Transaction” shall be defined as any Agreement made between Gun Owners of Canada Inc Users for the sale, barter, or conveyance of merchandise or services.
2. Venue Only. You agree and acknowledge that Gun Owners of Canada Inc is not providing a service for Classified Transactions. Gun Owners of Canada Inc is only providing an advertising venue for the completion of Classified Transactions. Gun Owners of Canada Inc is not involved in any actual transactions, negotiations, or communications between buyers and sellers in furtherance of Classified Transactions, and we make no representation, and give no assurance, that:
1. a. The persons using Gun Owners of Canada Inc (a) are not misrepresenting their identity, location or authority to enter into contracts, and (b) are of legal age and capacity to enter into contracts.
2. b. A seller placing an Item on Gun Owners of Canada Inc is able to or will complete the sale of the Item or deliver the Item to the buyer, or that a buyer purchasing an Item is able to or will complete the purchase of an Item from a seller.
3. c. A seller has truthfully and accurately described an Item placed on Gun Owners of Canada Inc.
4. d. An Item listed for sale on Gun Owners of Canada Inc exists, or is (a) safe, (b) of any particular quality, (c) non-infringing with regard to the intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or (d) free from liens, encumbrances or contractual claims attributable to seller, or that an Item may be legally sold by the seller.
5. e. The sale and transfer of an Item complies with any or all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of that Item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations or requirements of any country, state, locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of any Item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, presence or licensing of brokers (the foregoing, “Legal Requirements”).
3. Ad Placement. List ALL FOR SALE items in the “Want Ads” system. You are not to list items for sale in any other part of the site. DO NOT post a link to any For Sale ads you may have on other boards, such as Ebay, or similar sites, in any posts in the forums or in your signature.
4. Release. You acknowledge and agree that Gun Owners of Canada Inc. does not take title to or possession of any Item being sold on the Site, and we are not a principal in any Classified Transactions on the Site, nor are we your agent or an agent of any seller or other buyer. Because we are not and cannot be involved in dealings between Gun Owners of Canada Inc users, in the event that you have a dispute with another user (whether a buyer or seller), you hereby release Gun Owners of Canada Inc, our directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential, and including attorneys’ fees) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
5. Privacy. While Gun Owners of Canada Inc is not a party to any Classified Transaction initiated, furthered, or completed on its Site, Gun Owners of Canada Inc reserves the right to:
1. a. Disclose the details of any Classified Transaction, including without limitation relevant Postings, Private Messages, E-mails, or other communications to the relevant authorities as per paragraph 16 of this Agreement; and
2. b. Remove any Classified Ad, without cause or notice to user, from the Site.

VII. Warranty Disclaimer.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE Gun Owners of Canada Inc WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, Gun Owners of Canada Inc, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. Gun Owners of Canada Inc MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE Gun Owners of Canada Inc WEBSITE. Gun Owners of Canada Inc DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE Gun Owners of Canada Inc WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND Gun Owners of Canada Inc WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

VIII. Limitation of Liability.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY, IN NO EVENT SHALL Gun Owners of Canada Inc, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS, ATTORNEYS, OWNERS, OPERATORS, AFFILIATES, PREDECESSORS, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS INSURERS, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE Gun Owners of Canada Inc WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT Gun Owners of Canada Inc SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL Gun Owners of Canada Inc BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY DAMAGES DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY SUFFERED BY YOU. The Website is controlled and offered by Gun Owners of Canada Inc from its facilities in the Canada. Gun Owners of Canada Inc makes no representations that the Gun Owners of Canada Inc Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Gun Owners of Canada Inc . Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law in Alberta,

IX. Indemnity.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Gun Owners of Canada Inc, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Gun Owners of Canada Inc Website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Use; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Use and your use of the Gun Owners of Canada Inc Website.

X. Ability to Accept Terms of Use.
You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Use, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Use. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Gun Owners of Canada Inc Website is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Gun Owners of Canada Inc Website. There are many other opportunities for you, so please talk to your parents about what sites are appropriate for you.

XI. Assignment.
These Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Gun Owners of Canada Inc without restriction.

XII. Non-Disparagement.
You shall not make any communication that is intended or reasonably understood to disparage, criticize, condemn, or impugn the personal, professional, or business reputation of Gun Owners of Canada Inc, the Site, and/or Gun Owners of Canada Inc’s officers, directors, employees, licensors, attorneys, owners, operators, affiliates, predecessors, successors, assigns, insurers and/or agents, including without limitation, any communication that could have the effect of or intention of which is to cause embarrassment, disparagement, damage or injury to the reputation, business, or standing in the community of any such parties and regardless of whether any such communication is or may be true or founded in facts.

XIII. Privacy.
We also do not sell or rent your personal information to non-affiliated third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We use your information only as described in the Gun Owners of Canada Inc Privacy Policy. You can access and modify the information you provide us and choose not to receive certain communications by modifying your preferences. For a complete description of how your personal information may be used on the Site and your choices in this regard, please see the Gun Owners of Canada Inc Privacy Policy. Your acceptance of this Agreement constitutes your acceptance of the Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by reference. If you object to your personal information being used as described in the Privacy Policy please do not register or use our services.

XIV. Disclosure.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, Gun Owners of Canada Inc may disclose personally identifiable information, business records, and other information to third parties in the event of any of the following: (1) To allow a third party contractor to help operate this Website or Gun Owners of Canada Inc’s business; (2) If a court order, arbitration order or governmental administrative agency order is sought to disclose the personally identifiable information or a subpoena is served that purports to require the disclosure of the personally identifiable information; (3) The information needs to be disclosed in order to provide requested services; or (4) Gun Owners of Canada Inc finds that your actions violate Gun Owners of Canada Inc’s policies or usage guidelines. In addition, Gun Owners of Canada Inc may disclose anonymous information including, without limitation, your occupation, location, and use of the Service to illustrate patterns and trends.

XV. General.
You agree that: (i) the Gun Owners of Canada Inc Website shall be deemed solely based in Alberta; and (ii) the Gun Owners of Canada Inc Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Gun Owners of Canada Inc, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Alberta. These Terms of Use shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the Province of Alberta, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Except for the equitable enforcement of this Agreement, any claim or dispute between you and Gun Owners of Canada Inc shall be decided exclusively through the procedures and policies of the Canadian Government unless other procedures are agreed upon in writing by the Gun Owners of Canada Inc. Venue for such hearings shall be in the Province of Alberta in Red Deer County. The costs of arbitration shall be split equally between the parties. These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy and any other legal notices published by Gun Owners of Canada Inc on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Gun Owners of Canada Inc concerning the Gun Owners of Canada Inc Website. If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Gun Owners of Canada Inc 's failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Gun Owners of Canada Inc reserves the right to amend these Terms of Use at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use for any changes. Your use of the Gun Owners of Canada Inc Website following any amendment of these Terms of Use will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. You may be asked to provide feedback regarding the Site and hereby grant Gun Owners of Canada Inc a perpetual, royalty free unlimited license to use and/or incorporate such feedback into the Site or any other product of Gun Owners of Canada Inc. If any term or provision this Agreement is unenforceable, all remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect as if such invalid or unenforceable term/provision had never been included. YOU AND Gun Owners of Canada Inc AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE Gun Owners of Canada Inc WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN SIX (6) MONTHS AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

XVI. Posting Guidelines - Gun Owners of Canada Community Guidelines.
Respect the Gun Owners of Canada Community
Every community feature on Gun Owners of Canada involves a certain level of trust. We trust you to be responsible, and thousands of other users respect that trust. Please be one of them.
Posting Rules
1. No illegal content.
2. We are trying to maintain a family environment and as such foul language is not appropriate or necessary. No profanity in your user name, profile picture, title or otherwise. Foul and offensive language is not allowed anywhere on the board. Members must censor themselves.
3. No rude or abusive language allowed, including flame wars. We do not allow Gun Owners of Canada.ca to be used to deliberately trash, denigrate, or malign another forum or site. DO NOT drag your board wars over to this site or attempt to use this site as a staging point to start trouble on other sites.
4. Gun Owners of Canada.ca is not for pornography or sexually explicit content. Posts with sexually suggestive or explicit content are not allowed. That includes links to sites with such content. If you want to look at, or post, pictures of scantily clad women or men, please do so elsewhere. This is not the place for it.
5. Do not post or link to content containing graphic depictions of serious injury or death to people or animals. Any User Submission showing or describing someone or an animal being physically hurt, attacked, or humiliated will not be tolerated on Gun Owners of Canada.ca. Members who hunt animals humanely for sport and/or meat are the only exception to this rule.
6. We encourage free speech and defend everyone's right to express unpopular points of view. But, we don't permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity). Posts with racist or extremist comments or content are not allowed. This includes links to sites with such content.
7. Posts concerning politics, civil liberties issues, Law Enforcement issues and/or religion should be confined to the forums we have dedicated to those topics. Please do not argue these topics elsewhere on the site.
8. Actions like predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation, invading privacy, revealing other people’s personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts, crimes, or to violate the Terms of Use are taken very seriously at Gun Owners of Canada.ca. Anyone caught doing these activities may be permanently banned from Gun Owners of Canada.ca and may be reported to law enforcement.
9. Unsolicited posts by companies and/or individuals promoting themselves, a website, or a product are not allowed. Please email [email protected] for information on how to become a site sponsor. Of course there are exceptions to every rule, Hobbyists, at home gunsmiths, high volume personal traders, and the like, will not be expected to sign up for a GOC sponsorship program. But must contact the Site admin for permission before proceeding with posting.
10. Do not re-start threads pertaining to subjects that have been previously closed.
11. Do not post the same or similar thread in multiple forums. Select the forum best suited for the topic and post it there. Multiple postings with the same subject matter by the same member will not be allowed, and Gun Owners of Canada.ca reserves the right to delete or move such postings at its sole discretion.
12. We do not allow anyone to be registered under more than ONE member name. There is absolutely NO reason to have an extra account unless it is used for trolling purposes. If you are found to have more than one account, you will risk losing ALL of your accounts.
13. Avatars of your own choosing are allowed for “all Members”, as long as they are tasteful in content, and conform to the rules above. Avatars should be used to express your likes, loves, and individuality, but there are limits. The Administrators and Moderators DO NOT want members using the avatar system to make bigoted personal, religious, or political statements. The avatar may not include scantily-clad, provocative pictures of women/men.
14. Signature lines fall under the same rules as your avatars. If your signature line doesn't meet the above rules, it is not allowed.
15. All the same rules listed above apply to the posting of pictures and videos. This also includes using videos for self-promotion, whether you are promoting yourself, your products, or your videos themselves.
16. Obvious trolling or attempts to bait another member into an argument for your own entertainment will not be tolerated here; you will swiftly be shown the door.
17. For the new comers that post obvious or previously covered questions in the forum. GOC staff will not tolerate any bullying or "elitist" comments made towards said members. Everyone will go through a learning curve here, do not post if you cannot offer any constructive advice.

We Enforce These Guidelines
To all of our members, dealers and organizations; GOC has taken a strong stance against any and all questionable behavior illegal or otherwise. This website and company operates on a zero tolerance basis.

Gun Owners of Canada Inc staff reviews flagged posts to determine whether they violate our Community Guidelines. Gun Owners of Canada Inc does not and cannot review all information and materials that may be viewed on the Site. You acknowledge that Gun Owners of Canada Inc is acting as a conduit by allowing you to submit and view materials through the Site and is not liable for any contents viewed through the Site. When Gun Owners of Canada Inc reviews inappropriate content, Gun Owners of Canada Inc removes them if deemed appropriate in its sole and absolute discretion. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and may be terminated in the sole and absolute discretion of Gun Owners of Canada Inc. If your account is terminated, you won’t be allowed to create any new accounts.

This document is a prepared template and may change over time, any errors in this document, may be edited at a later date holding members and dealers accountable to review changes.

GOC Privacy Policy

GOC Privacy Policy

By registering with www.gunownersofcanada.ca (“GOC” or “Site”), you signify your assent to our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Agreement”).

I. Introduction.
Gun Owners of Canada Inc is the operator of www.gunownersofcanada.ca. As part of its business, Gun Owners of Canada Inc gathers personally identifiable information on its websites as well as anonymous data regarding the website and your activities on the site. Gun Owners of Canada Inc takes its privacy obligations very seriously. Our Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site and our products and services. If you have questions or complaints regarding our privacy policy or practices, please contact us at [email protected]

II. Definitions.
As used in this Privacy Policy, “we”, “us”, and “our” refers to Gun Owners of Canada Inc, and the “Site” refers to www.gunownersofcanada.ca, its subdomains and any other site on which this Privacy Policy appears. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any offline data collection or practices of Gun Owners of Canada Inc.

III. Jurisdiction.
The Site is operated from servers located in the Canada and the USA. If you are located outside the Canada and accessing the Site, please be aware that information you provide on the Site is being transferred to and stored in the Canada and the USA. The Site’s personal information practices and the terms of this Privacy Policy may or may not comply with foreign law, so if you do not agree with this, please do not use the Site.

IV. What Information Do We Collect?
When you visit our Site you may provide us with two types of information: (i) personal information (such as your name, birth date, phone number, email address and mailing address) (collectively, “Registration Information”) collected on an individual basis; and (ii) Site use information collected on an anonymous and aggregate basis as you and others browse our Site. Whenever Gun Owners of Canada Inc collects personally identifiable about you, it reserves the right to use that information for marketing Gun Owners of Canada Inc and its various activities. This is true in both the unpaid and paid sections of the Site. Gun Owners of Canada Inc may use the personally identifiable data collected to undertake a variety of marketing activities including, but not limited to, email, direct mail, site personalization, telephone marketing and other digital and traditional methods of advertising and communication. Gun Owners of Canada Inc does not sell or “monetize” data to 3rd parties. Gun Owners of Canada Inc, however, does and will send marketing messages on behalf of its sponsors and partners. It will do so without giving any of your personally identifiable information to those sponsors and partners for their own use.

V. Personal Information You Choose to Provide.
1. Registration Information. You will provide us with certain information about yourself, your firm or company, and your practices when you register to be a member of www.gunownersofcanada.ca, register for certain services, or register for email newsletters and alerts.
2. Email Information. If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
3. Site Use Information. Similar to other commercial websites, Gun Owners of Canada Inc utilizes a standard technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, "What Are Cookies?") and server logs to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Site, and the websites visited just before and just after Gun Owners of Canada Inc. We, our advertisers, and ad serving companies may also use small technology or pieces of code to determine which advertisements and promotions users have seen and how users responded to them.
4. How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us? Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at [email protected] From time to time Gun Owners of Canada Inc will allow its Sponsors or marketing partners to offer Site visitors an opportunity to opt-in” to receive marketing information directly from that Sponsor or marketing partner. In such cases, on the registration page, an “opt-in” question will appear clearly explaining that by checking the box you agree to share your personally identifiable information with that particular Sponsor or marketing partner. If there is not a Sponsor ”opt-in” question on a registration form, Gun Owners of Canada Inc will not give any of the data collected to any Sponsor or partner.
5. Disclosure of Personal Information. We may disclose your personal information if required: (a) by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law or legal process served on us or affiliated parties; (b) protect and defend our rights and property, our site, the users of our site, and/or our affiliated parties; (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our site, us, or third parties.
6. Referral Service. If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend [email a friend, refer a friend, send to a friend, email a page, invite a friend] about our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the site. Gun Owners of Canada Inc stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and tracking the success of our referral program. Your friend may contact us at [email protected] to request that we remove this information from our database.
7. What Are Cookies? A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Some of our business partners (e.g., advertisers) use cookies that originate from their sites. We have no access or control over those cookies.
You can decide if and how your computer will accept cookies by configuring your preferences option within your web browser. To disable this function in your web browser, choose the “help” menu and follow the instructions for deleting cookies and preventing your browser from downloading additional cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you can still browse our Site, but you may be unable to post on the Site or otherwise access certain services and content available on the Site. Gun Owners of Canada Inc does not store personal or confidential information in cookies (although our third party advertisers may – and we take no responsibility for their actions).
8. How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies? As you browse Gun Owners of Canada Inc, the site uses its cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from seeing unnecessary advertisements or requiring you to log in more than is necessary for security. Cookies, in conjunction with our server's log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting the Site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback in order to constantly improve our Site and better serve our customers. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not store any personal information that you provided to us in your cookies.
9. Sharing Information with Third Parties. We may enter into alliances, partnerships or other business arrangements with third parties who may be given access to personal information including your name, address, telephone number and email for the purpose of providing you information regarding products and services that we think will be of interest to you. In connection with alliances, partnerships or arrangements, we may also provide certain information to third parties if we have determined that the information will be used in a responsible manner by a responsible third party. For example, some of our partners operate stores or provide services on our site, while others power offerings developed by us for your use. We also use third parties to facilitate our business, including, but not limited to, sending email and processing credit card payments. In connection with these offerings and business operations, our partners and other third parties may have access to your personal information for use in connection with business activities. As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer, email, and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or any dissolution.
10. Widgets. Our Site includes Widgets, which are interactive mini-programs that run on our site to provide specific services from another company (e.g. displaying the news, opinions, music, etc). Personal information, such as your email address, may be collected through the Widget. Cookies may also be set by the Widget to enable it to function properly. Information collected by this Widget is governed by the privacy policy of the company that created it.
11. Facebook Connect. You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form. Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.
12. Blogs/Forums. Our Site offers publicly accessible blogs or community forums. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas becomes public information and you may be read, collected, and used by others who access them. We recommend that you do not post your email address or other personal information in our forums because this information is publicly available for anyone to see and unscrupulous third parties may use this information to form 'spam' lists or may otherwise misuse this information. We are not responsible for the use or misuse of information posted by you in public forums by other users of the Site.
13. Notice of New Services and Changes. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. As our customer, you will be given the opportunity to notify us of your desire not to receive these offers by sending us an email request at [email protected]
14. How Do We Protect Your Information? The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Site, you can contact us at [email protected]
15. How Can You Access and Correct Your Information? You may request access or make corrections to all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintain in our database by emailing [email protected]
16. Updating/Accessing/Amending/Correcting Personally Identifiable Information. If your personally identifiable information changes, or if you no longer desire our service, you may correct, update, amend, delete/remove or deactivate it by making the change on our member information page or by emailing our Customer Support at [email protected] or by contacting us by telephone or postal mail at the contact information listed below.
17. What About Other Web Sites Linked to Gun Owners of Canada Inc.? We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site nor the information or content contained therein. Often links to other websites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our Site.
Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Site to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link on our Site, is subject to that websites own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.
18. Children’s Privacy. The Site is not intended for or directed to persons less than 13 years of age. We do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about children, and we do not knowingly market our services to children. If you are under 13 years of age, do not use the Site.
19. For Persons Outside of Canada. By consenting to this Privacy Policy, you confirm that your command and knowledge of English is sufficient to understand the terms and conditions set forth in the Agreement. You agree that by using the Site, your personal data will be transferred to Gun Owners of Canada Inc. servers located in Canada and theUnited States in connection with the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy. You understand that the laws with respect to the protection of personal data in the Canada may be more or less stringent than those in your home jurisdiction.
20. Submissions. Suggestions, materials or other intellectual property sent or transmitted to us via our Site are governed by the separate terms applicable to such materials identified at the time of submission (if any). All such items shall be deemed to be non-confidential, and we shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such items and shall be free to use and distribute them to others without limitation, including, but not limited to developing and marketing products incorporating them.
21. Acceptance of Privacy Policy. By using our Site, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not submit any personal information to us through our Site.

VI. Material Changes to Policy:
Gun owners of Canada Inc may make material changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. Therefore, you should periodically visit this page to view the current Privacy Policy. In the event of a material change to this Privacy Policy, Gun Owners of Canada Inc. shall post a notice on the Site advising of such changes.

This document is a prepared template and may change over time, any errors in this document, may be edited at a later date holding members and dealers accountable to review changes.

Site Rules and Policies

To all of our members, dealers and organizations; GOC has taken a strong stance against any and all questionable behavior illegal or otherwise. This website and company operates on a zero tolerance basis.

-Gun Owners of Canada Inc

GOC Member Rules & Policy
Respect the Gun Owners of Canada Community. Every community feature on Gun Owners of Canada involves a certain level of trust. We trust you to be responsible, and thousands of other users respect that trust. Please be one of them.
1. No illegal content.
2. We are trying to maintain a family environment and as such foul language is not appropriate or necessary. No profanity in your user name, profile picture, title or otherwise. Foul and offensive language is not allowed anywhere on the board. Members must censor themselves.
3. No rude or abusive language allowed, including flame wars. We do not allow Gun Owners of Canada.ca to be used to deliberately trash, denigrate, or malign another forum or site. DO NOT drag your board wars over to this site or attempt to use this site as a staging point to start trouble on other sites.
4. Gun Owners of Canada.ca is not for pornography or sexually explicit content. Posts with sexually suggestive or explicit content are not allowed. That includes links to sites with such content. If you want to look at, or post, pictures of scantily clad women or men, please do so elsewhere. This is not the place for it.
5. Do not post or link to content containing graphic depictions of serious injury or death to people or animals. Any User Submission showing or describing someone or an animal being physically hurt, attacked, or humiliated will not be tolerated on Gun Owners of Canada.ca. Members who hunt animals humanely for sport and/or meat are the only exception to this rule.
6. We encourage free speech and defend everyone's right to express unpopular points of view. But, we don't permit hate speech (speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity). Posts with racist or extremist comments or content are not allowed. This includes links to sites with such content.
7. Posts concerning politics, civil liberties issues, Law Enforcement issues and/or religion should be confined to the forums we have dedicated to those topics. Please do not argue these topics elsewhere on the site.
8. Actions like predatory behavior, stalking, threats, harassment, intimidation, invading privacy, revealing other people’s personal information, and inciting others to commit violent acts, crimes, or to violate the Terms of Use are taken very seriously at Gun Owners of Canada.ca. Anyone caught doing these activities may be permanently banned from Gun Owners of Canada.ca and may be reported to law enforcement.
9. Unsolicited posts by companies and/or individuals promoting themselves, a website, or a product are not allowed. Please follow the link: http://www.gunownersofcanada.ca/faq.php?faq=deal#faq_dp for information on how to become a site sponsor. Of course there are exceptions to every rule, Hobbyists, at home gunsmiths, high volume personal traders, and the like, may not be expected to sign up for a GOC sponsorship program. But it is expected that you contact the site admin, jwirecom109, before considering posting a product or service for sale, a one strike rule will be enforced, if you fail to ahead to the rules, your chance for rule 9 exclusion will be gone for good.
10. Do not re-start threads pertaining to subjects that have been previously closed.
11. Do not post the same or similar thread in multiple forums. Select the forum best suited for the topic and post it there. Multiple postings with the same subject matter by the same member will not be allowed, and Gun Owners of Canada.ca reserves the right to delete or move such postings at its sole discretion.
12. We do not allow anyone to be registered under more than ONE member name. There is absolutely NO reason to have an extra account unless it is used for trolling purposes. If you are found to have more than one account, you will risk losing ALL of your accounts.
13. Avatars of your own choosing are allowed for “all Members”, as long as they are tasteful in content, and conform to the rules above. Avatars should be used to express your likes, loves, and individuality, but there are limits. The Administrators and Moderators DO NOT want members using the avatar system to make bigoted personal, religious, or political statements. The avatar may not include scantily-clad, provocative pictures of women/men.
14. Signature lines fall under the same rules as your avatars. If your signature line doesn't meet the above rules, it is not allowed.
15. All the same rules listed above apply to the posting of pictures and videos. This also includes using videos for self-promotion, whether you are promoting yourself, your products, or your videos themselves.
16. Obvious trolling or attempts to bait another member into an argument for your own entertainment will not be tolerated here; you will swiftly be shown the door.
17. For the new comers that post obvious or previously covered questions in the forum. GOC staff will not tolerate any bullying or "elitist" comments made towards said members. Everyone will go through a learning curve here, do not post if you cannot offer any constructive advice.
18. Click through (click bait) threads are not allowed. If you have an article you wrote post it on the forum, do not link a short part of it for someone to go to your page, solely to finish reading it. If you have a Link to another site detailing the sale and or post, it must be posted and linked to an original post on GOC.


GOC Dealer Rules & Policy
1. All dealers and organizations involved in the GOC community will follow and abide the same rules as its members, as outlined above.
2. Unethical and confrontational marketing tactics that disrupt the running of the board will result in suspension.
3. Politics, Off Topics and General Discussion Forums are off limits to any commercial activities.
4. Dealers found having accounts for “shilling” as it’s commonly referred to, by an employee or otherwise will have their account(s) suspended until a formal investigation has taken place. If found that any rules or GOC policies have been violated, the company in question and any other person(s) invloved will be permanently banned from GOC.
5. Any dealer or organization on GOC found conducting themselves unethically, illegally, or violating any rules of our site will be removed permanently to protect our members and the Integrity of GOC.


Gun Owners of Canada Inc. reserves the right to add and/or amend any site Rules and/or Policies at anytime without notice. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and any other stated rule on the site.

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