Terms of Use

These Terms of Use govern your use of all material and links within the VALUEDMINDS INC website, here in referred to as “valuedminds.com”, “the Site” or “this Site”.

General

Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please do not use the Site. VALUEDMINDS INC. reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms of Use at any time. Please check this page periodically for any modifications. Your use of any part of the Site following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of the changes.

Ownership:
The content on the Site is the sole property of VALUEDMINDS INC. or of those companies or agencies who have provided material for the specific use of VALUEDMINDS INC.  All such content is protected by international copyright, patent, and trademark laws.

Use of Content

Fair Use

Excerpt Policy: Excerpts must be limited to 200 words, and must be accompanied by the source and the link to the original article. Otherwise, reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

Physical Reproduction: If you are interested in publishing a physical reprint that is printed on paper (i.e. class handouts), permission is as follows:

-Non profit, non-web, educational usage has permission to reprint 1 web page from this site, provided we are notified.
-Publication for a commercial or for a non-profit lobbying/activist group, must get permission from us.
-One physical reprint for personal use is permitted under the condition that you include the URL for each web page on each printed page.

Copyright Limitations

You may display, print or download content on the Site only for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove or alter any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary notices or legends. You may not publish, print, distribute, retransmit, sell or provide access to the content on the Site, except as permitted under applicable law and as described in these Terms of Use.

Artwork or images may be proprietary, and may not be copied, linked to or pulled onto another site, without special permission.

You may not engage in systematic retrieval of content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from VALUEDMINDS INC. Nor may you mirror on your own site, the home page or other pages of this Site.
If you wish to post, publish, print, or use content from (or contained within) the Site, on your Web site or in any other Internet activity, you will need permission from VALUEDMINDS INC, even if your Web site or Internet activity is free of charge.  Requests should be directed by e-mail to admin(at)valuedminds.com, (replace the “(at)” with “@”).

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND OTHER CONTENT INCLUDED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THE Site ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND (EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE), ALL OF WHICH VALUEDMINDS INC EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL VALUEDMINDS INC, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, OR CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, PERFORMANCE OR NONPERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, EVEN IF VALUEDMINDS INC WAS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, TORT, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW, OR OTHERWISE.

Indemnification

To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify and hold VALUEDMINDS INC, its directors, officers, shareholders, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, and licensors harmless from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of the use or unauthorized copying of the Site or any of their content, the violation of these Terms of Use or any applicable laws or regulations.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Canada and the Province of Ontario, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

Security and Subscriptions

The following terms are applicable at such time as VALUEDMINDS INC activates a Subscription service.  If you are a subscriber to a Subscription-only portion of the Site, your right to use the Subscription-only portion is personal to you or members of your immediate family residing with you. If you are authorized by a subscriber (such as your employer, a school or library) to access and use the Subscription-only portions of the Site, your right to said use of the Site is not transferable.

You are responsible for protecting the confidentiality of your credentials for access to the Subscription-only portion (e.g., your username and password) and for complying with any guidelines prescribed by VALUEDMINDS INC from time to time to prevent unauthorized access to the Subscription-only portion. You agree to immediately notify VALUEDMINDS INC of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security.

VALUEDMINDS INC reserves the right to perform one-way encryption of passwords for account maintenance purposes. VALUEDMINDS INC reserves the right to deny subscriber services at its discretion.

Account Authorized subscribers are responsible for all use of their Account under any user ID (username) or password by any person and for ensuring that all use of the Account complies fully with the provisions of this Usage Agreement.

Trademarks and Symbols

VALUEDMINDS INC, the VM Better ideas for your kids’ valuedminds and Vm2.me logos and other marks that appear throughout the Site belong to VALUEDMINDS INC.  Except as permitted by applicable laws, you are prohibited from using any marks appearing on the Site, without express, written consent from the respective trademark owners.

Privacy

The VALUEDMINDS INC web site does not collect personal information about individuals except when knowingly provided by such individuals (or as otherwise described below), such as may occur when ordering items VALUEDMINDS INC. offer for sale.  Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online (for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in comment or chat areas), that information can be collected and used by VALUEDMINDS INC and by others, and may result in unsolicited messages.

Cookies:
“Cookies” are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. We use ‘cookie’ technology in a limited way to help deliver advertisements, to identify unique browsers that visit us and to track usage throughout our site. Additionally, each time you visit any of our sites, our servers automatically collect information about which pages are visited and the domain name of visitors for purposes of research and analysis. All of this information is used for internal review, to tailor information to individual visitors and for traffic audits. In some instances, the information may be aggregated and sold to third parties. In cases where you supply us with personal information as part of an online survey, you may receive a phone call from us for confirmation purposes or, when indicated, for an interview by a reporter.

Important Exceptions

Notwithstanding anything else in this privacy policy, VALUEDMINDS INC may release account information when it believes that such release is reasonably necessary to (1) comply with law, (2) enforce or apply terms of any of our member agreements, or (3) protect the rights, property or safety of VALUEDMINDS INC, other users, or others.