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Terms of Use

 

WSP Global Inc., its subsidiaries, divisions and affiliates (“WSP”, “Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”, as appropriate), inclusive of Parsons Brinckerhoff, operates the website located at www.wspgroup.com or other websites, including other various WSP websites (the “Site”), which are provided subject to your compliance with these Terms of Use.

BY ACCESSING THE SITE, USING OUR BLOGS OR DOWNLOADING ANY CONTENT OF THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE SET OUT BELOW (THE “TERMS OF USE”). IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT ACCESS THE SITE, USE OUR BLOGS OR DOWNLOAD ANY CONTENT.

INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY

The materials on the Site, which may include text, images, audio clips, software and other materials (the “Content”), are provided for informational purposes only.

EXTERNAL LINKS

The Site will allow you to link to websites that are not controlled or maintained by us, (“Linked Sites”) and we are not responsible for the content of any Linked Sites. We make no representation, warranty or endorsement whatsoever about the content of Linked Sites. It is your responsibility to ensure that any Linked Sites you choose to use are free of destructive items such as viruses, and to review the privacy policies which may apply to these Linked Sites.

COPYRIGHT

All Content published on or otherwise accessible through this Site is protected by copyright. The Content, and the copyright in the Content, are owned or controlled by us or our content suppliers. You may only use or reproduce the information in the Content for your own personal, non-commercial or educational use. The Content may not be otherwise used, reproduced, broadcast, published or retransmitted without the prior written permission of the copyright holder.

You must abide by all copyright notices, information and restrictions contained in any Content on or accessed through the Site, and maintain such notices in the Content.

TRADEMARKS

The GENIVAR and WSP logos are properties of WSP Global Inc. or its related legal entities, which may be registered in Canada or in other jurisdictions in which we have business operations.

Other product or service names or logos referenced in the Site are trademarks or registered trademarks of our Company. All other products, services and company names mentioned in the Site may be trademarks of their respective owners. You may not use any trademark displayed on the Site without our written permission or that of the relevant owner of the trademark.

CONTENT LICENSE FROM YOU

When you send, submit, post or display content on the Site, you retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in such content and in any materials, including without limitation, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, and email messages or other kinds of messages included in such content (“User Content”). By sending, submitting, posting or displaying any User Content on the Site, you grant our Company a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license (through multiple tiers) to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such User Content. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling our Company (and as the case may be, its partners) to provide the blog service. You confirm and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.

RULES

While visiting the Site or using our blogs, you may not post, upload, publish, reproduce, transmit or otherwise distribute information or other material or User Content on the Site that: (i) constitutes or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence or give rise to civil liability (such as content that is false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, libelous, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable or generally unlawful) or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (ii) violate any laws or third party rights, is infringing on privacy, data protection or anti-spam laws including content which would constitute unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of illegal solicitation or is protected by copyright, or other intellectual property right, or derivative works thereof, or that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party without first obtaining permission of the owner thereof; (iii) or otherwise use the Site in a manner which is contrary to law, or which would adversely affect use of the Site or the Internet by other users, including the posting or transmitting of information or software containing viruses or other disruptive components.

You further agree that you will not use our Site and blogs to:

-- impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Company’s official or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

-- transfer your account with our Company to another party without our prior consent; or

-- harvest or otherwise collect, use or disclose personal information about users, including email addresses, without their prior consent or not in compliance with applicable antispam, data protection and privacy laws.

Additionally, you agree that you will not:

-- take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;

-- interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of our Site or any activities conducted on our Site; or

-- forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any User Content posted or transmitted through our blog.

PRACTICES LIMITS CONCERNING USE OF OUR BLOG

You acknowledge that we may establish general practices and limits concerning use of our blog, including without limitation the maximum number of days that email messages or other uploaded User Content will be retained by the blog, the maximum number of messages that may be uploaded by a user or an account, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access or use our blog in a given period of time. You further acknowledge that we reserve the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice.

RIGHT TO REMOVE OR DISCLOSE USER CONTENT

You acknowledge that we do not pre-screen User Content, but that we have the right (but not the obligation) to refuse or remove any User Content that is available via our blogs that violates these Terms of Use or is otherwise objectionable in our discretion. You acknowledge and expressly consent to us and, as the case may be to our affiliates or partners, accessing, preserving, and disclosing your account information, and User Content if required to do so by law or if in good faith we believe that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce in these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy or our Careers Site Privacy Policy; (c) respond to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third-parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety or security of our Company, its affiliates, partners, employees, users and the public.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR USER CONTENT

You understand that all User Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted when sending, submitting, posting or displaying User Content, is the sole responsibility of the person from which it originated. This means that you, and not our Company (nor our partners), are entirely responsible: (i) for all User Content that you upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available via the blog service; and (ii) for ensuring that your User Content pertaining thereto are accurate and do not include misleading information and in no way infringe or violate anyone's proprietary, privacy or other rights. We do not control the User Content posted via the blog service and, as such, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any User Content. Subject to the general disclaimers below, you agree that you will not hold us responsible or liable for any inaccuracies in the User Content user posted, for any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of or reliance upon any User Content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via our blog.

GENERAL DISCLAIMERS

We intend for the Content on the Site to be accurate and reliable, and, where applicable, have conducted or caused to be conducted, a reasonable investigation to ensure we have met our non-waivable disclosure obligations prescribed by law, prior to the posting of the Content.

However, the Content has been compiled by us from a variety of sources, and it is provided to you "as is" and "as available".

SUBJECT TO ANY NON-WAIVABLE RIGHTS PRESCRIBED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR THE ACCURACY OR VALIDITY OF ANY CONTENT OR USER CONTENT OR ANYTHING WHATSOEVER ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SITE, OR FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY KIND. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE CONTENT OR USER CONTENT AND TO ANY MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF NON INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER AND DO NOT GUARANTEE THE QUALITY, TRUTH OR ACCURACY OF USER CONTENT. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF OUR BLOG IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. SUBJECT TO ANY NON-WAIVABLE RIGHTS PRESCRIBED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTENT OR USER CONTENT AVAILABLE OR REFERRED TO ON THIS SITE.

PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

Our Privacy Policy [please insert hyperlink], our Cookie Policy [please insert hyperlink] and our Careers Site Privacy Policy[please insert hyperlink] are binding parts of these Terms of Use, and are incorporated by reference herein. If you object to your personal information being transferred or used in the way referred to in our Privacy or Cookie Policies, please do not use our Sites.

INDEMNITY

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Company and its related legal entities harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to any violation of these Terms of Use by you or users of your account, or in connection with the use of the Site or the placement or transmission of any information or other materials on the Site by you or users of your account.

APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION

Our head office is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The courts in some countries will not apply Quebec law to some types of disputes. If you reside in one of those countries, then where Quebec law is excluded from applying, your country’s laws will apply to such disputes related to these Terms of Use or your use of the Site. Otherwise, you agree that the laws of Quebec, Canada will apply to any disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use and your use of the Site. Similarly, if the courts in your country will not permit you to consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the courts in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, then your local jurisdiction and venue will apply to such disputes related to these Terms of Use or your use of the Site. Otherwise, all claims arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of the Site will be litigated exclusively in the provincial or federal courts of Montreal, Quebec, Canada and you and we consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.

CHANGES

The information contained on the Site is subject to change. We reserve the right to change or remove any Content or User Content from the Site, in whole or in part, at our sole discretion, at any time, without notice.

PRESS RELEASES

All press releases on the Site provided by the Company are provided for informational purposes only. We do not warrant the accuracy of such press releases after the date of posting.

ARCHIVED AUDIO WEBCAST

All audio webcasts on the Site provided by the Company are provided for informational purposes only. We do not warrant the accuracy of such audio webcasts after the date of posting.

INVESTOR RELATIONS INFORMATION

All other investor relations information on the Site provided by the Company is provided for informational purposes only. We do not warrant the accuracy of such information after the date of posting.

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

Certain statements posted on the Site contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws (“forward-looking statements”). Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or developments in the Company’s business or in its industry, to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include all disclosure regarding possible events, conditions or results of operations that is based on assumptions about future economic conditions and courses of action. Forward-looking statements may also include, without limitation, any statement relating to future events, conditions or circumstances. We caution you not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions and assumptions related to these plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions may change.

CHANGES TO THE TERMS OF USE

These Terms of Use are effective on [Please insert date]. We may make changes to the Terms of Use from time to time. When these changes are made, we will make a new copy of the Terms of Use and make it available to all users by posting it on our Site and all amended terms shall automatically be effective 60 days after they are initially posted. You understand and agree that if you use the Site after such date, the Company will treat your use as acceptance of the updated Terms of Use.

MISCELLANEOUS

These Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy, our Careers Site Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy, and other documents referenced herein, constitute the entire agreement between the Company and you with respect to your use of the Site. The Company’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. If any provision of these Terms of Use is determined to be void, invalid or otherwise enforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall not affect the remaining provisions hereof. The parties have required that these Terms of Use and all related documents be drawn up in English.

Please note that both the English and French version of our Terms of Use have equal legal value.