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(a) The Site contains text, data, information graphics, photos, logos, icons, trade-marks, and other content (“Site Content”) furnished by Innovate Calgary. You acknowledge that the Site Content is for general information purposes only, and is not intended to constitute specific business advice.
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You may use this Site for your own personal information or for purposes of applying for or using Innovate Calgary services, or other features as may be available through this Site from time to time. You may not use this Site for any improper purpose except as expressly contemplated and permitted by the Site. The Site may be used only for authorized purposes by users who have agreed to these Terms. You must comply with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations in your use of the Site. You must also abide by Innovate Calgary acceptable use standards, and any acceptable use policy published by Innovate Calgary from time to time. You may not:
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(f) aggregate, scrape, harvest or duplicate any portion of our Site, including any personal or contact information, or use such personal or contact information for any secondary marketing purposes or unsolicited mass e-mail, or any purpose inconsistent with the purposes of the Site;
(g) corrupt, falsify or distort any User Content or Personal Data or upload, post or submit User Content that infringes any copyright, or other intellectual property rights, or offends privacy rights, or otherwise offends the standards set by us from time to time; or
(h) copy, misuse or duplicate the layout and design of our sites, or the underlying code and database structures, or any of our trade-marks.
6. Intellectual Property Rights & Confidentiality
The Site Content is owned by Innovate Calgary and its licensors, and is protected under copyright and trade-mark laws and other intellectual property laws of Canada and other nations. Innovate Calgary does not, by these Terms, claim any ownership rights in intellectual property in any User Content submitted through the Site. Where Innovate Calgary requires any interest in your intellectual property as part of the provision of its services, any such assignments or licenses will be subject to separate written terms assented to by both parties.
Innovate Calgary will maintain confidentiality in any confidential portions of User Content. Not all User Content is to be considered confidential, and Innovate Calgary’s obligations of confidentiality do not extend to any User Content or other information which is:
(a) Specifically marked as non-confidential;
(b) Known to Innovate Calgary at the time of disclosure by you;
(c) Publicly available through no fault of Innovate Calgary;
(d) Independently developed by Innovate Calgary without regard to the confidential information;
(e) Required to be disclosed pursuant to any law, regulatory requirement or court order.
7. Unsolicited Submissions. The Site does not constitute an invitation for unsolicited submissions by you of your own products, materials, ideas, inventions or projects. You are making any such submissions of your own User Content because of your interest in Innovate Calgary’s service offerings. Innovate Calgary wishes to avoid misunderstandings and disputes when products, materials, ideas, inventions or projects that are in the Innovate Calgary portfolio are, or appear to be, similar to your own User Content. By submitting any such User Content to Innovate Calgary, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) Innovate Calgary has multiple projects and intellectual property assets under development or management, and any one of these projects or assets may contain elements that are, or appear to be, similar or identical to your User Content; (b) any similarity between any User Content and any elements in Innovate Calgary’s portfolio would be purely coincidental; (c) you waive all claims against Innovate Calgary, Calgary Technologies Inc., University Technologies International Inc., UTI Limited Partnership, UTI Business Ventures Inc., UTI Commercial Trust and UTI Venture Management Inc. and their respective directors, officers, affiliates, successors and assigns (the “Innovate Calgary Parties”) in respect of any such similarity or related intellectual property claims.
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Last updated: Nov. 12, 2013