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Welcome to RuthBowers.ca. This website is made available to you on the following conditions, and you consent to these terms by continuing to use the site. Please read them carefully, and if you disagree with any, navigate away from the site.
Sometimes, you will be subject to additional terms and conditions, such as when you purchase something or disclaimers which may appear on the site.
You consent to receive communications from us electronically and agree that any notices or disclosures we are required to provide to you now or in the future may be provided to you in electronic form.
The content you see here, including text, images, custom software, compilations of resources, and audio and video content, or made available by the site elsewhere, is the sole and exclusive property of Ruth Bowers and Ritchie Media. It is protected by Canadian and international copyright laws. We take our intellectual property rights seriously and search for infringing uses of our copyrighted material, such as copying, passing off as your own, or other infringing uses, whether personal or commercial. If you desire to use the information on this website other than by viewing it for your personal use, we offer licenses, starting at $5,000 each, to do so. If you are found using the information other than as explicitly allowed by this agreement, we will notify you and bill you accordingly.
Logos, slogans and catchphrases, design aspects of the site, icons, scripts, and service names which appear on the site or elsewhere are trademarks of Ruthieisms and protected by Canadian law. These trademarks help consumers identify Ruth Bowers as the source of the information or materials bearing the logo, slogan, or other trademarked design. They may not be used by you in any way that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, implies a connection or endorsement, or that undermines or discredits the brand.
You are permitted to use the site for personal and non-commercial use. This means you cannot resell or make other commercial use of any of the content on this site, such as by downloading, copying, duplicating, reproducing, or otherwise removing information from the site for your (or a third party’s) commercial benefit, whether manually or by electronic means. We reserve all rights, including those not expressly granted in these Terms or elsewhere on the site.
You may not engage in tactics to gain an unpermitted benefit from the site, such as hiding logos or content to improve search rankings.
You are responsible for understanding the laws of your jurisdiction as they pertain to using a website like this one, and agree to be bound by the requirements of those laws.
The limited license you are granted to use this site is terminated if you violate any of these Terms.
CONTENT PROVIDED BY YOU
Occasionally we may make comment features available to site visitors. You agree not to post anything illegal, vulgar, threatening, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or infringing, or to make use of comment features to promote spam, commercial solicitation, or software viruses. We reserve the right to delete any comment regardless of its contents, and to block you from our site in our sole discretion.
We also make a contact form available for your use.
Whether you provide content to use through a comment feature or contact form, you give us a non-exclusive, royalty free right to use, reproduce, publish, adapt, display, and distribute any such content throughout the world in any form. This includes the right to include the name under which you submitted the content. Please be aware of this before sending personal information or information with commercial value, whether by or about you or any third person or entity.
We take no responsibility or assume liability for any content posted by you or any third party.
We take copyright issues seriously. If you feel we have infringed upon your copyrights, please contact us on our contact form. We will promptly investigate the matter.
OTHER PARTIES’ INFORMATION
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
THE INFORMATION AND CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, SERVICES, OR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE HERE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY PART OF IT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE SITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR OTHER MATERIALS OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, TO THE EXTENT YOUR STATE LAW ALLOWS FOR SUCH DISCLAIMERS.
By using the site, you agree that any dispute related to these terms or with Ruth Bowers or Ritchie Media will be governed by the laws of the province of Ontario, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, and you agree to submit to personal jurisdiction of Ontario.
AMENDMENTS AND OTHER MATTERS
We may make changes to the site, our offerings or information, and these terms at any time and without prior notice.
If any of these terms is deemed invalid for any reason, that term shall be severable and the remaining terms shall be given their maximum effect.
By using this site, you certify that you are over the age of eighteen.
If you make a purchase on this website, you are subject to this agreement and others, including our no refunds policies, if any.
Updated July 2022