Please read these terms carefully before using this website/sub-site. Using this website/sub-site indicates that you accept these terms. If you do not accept these terms, do not use this website/sub-site. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time, for any reason, and without notice.
This privacy statement is to inform you how the Grand lodge of Ontario, Independent Order of Odd Fellows gathers and uses your personal and non-personal information when you visit our website/sub-site. The Grand Lodge reserves the right to change this privacy statement at any time by notifying visitors to this website/sub-site of the existence of a new privacy statement. The Grand Lodge is committed to maintaining and protecting your privacy as a visitor. You acknowledge and agree that the internet is not a secure medium, and neither the privacy of your communications, nor visits to this website/sub-site, can be ensured. The nature of internet communications means that your communications may be susceptible to data corruption, interception and delays. We do not collect personal information about you unless you specifically and knowingly provide such information to us. This would generally happen in the case where you have subscribed to our Tabloid (Grand Lodge newsletter) or any other subscriptions or feedback made on our website/sub-site. In these cases, your personal information may include your name, address, phone number, age, and e-mail address. Non-personal information about your visiting habits may also be automatically collected through the use of “cookies.” Cookies are computer files that are placed on your hard drive to remember any preferences that you may have when surfing the internet. They can also tell us how often particular pages are visited.
The Grand Lodge grants you permission to display, download, and reproduce information posted on our website/sub-site (information), subject to your agreement to abide by the following conditions: the seal of the Grand Lodge of Ontario may not be downloaded for any purposes. You may display, download, and reproduce any other information or graphics solely for non-commercial purposes within our organization, and you must retain and reproduce each copyright notice or other proprietary rights notice contained in any of the information you display, download, or reproduce. With the exception of the foregoing limited authorization, you are not granted any license to or right in connection with this website/sub-site. This website/sub-site may contain or reference trademarks, patents, trade secrets, technologies, products, processes or other proprietary rights of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and/or other parties. You are not granted any license to or right in any such trademarks, patents, trade secrets, technologies, products, processes and other proprietary rights. The seal of the Grand Lodge of Ontario may not be downloaded for any purposes.
Information on this website/sub-site may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information may be changed or updated from time to time without notice. The Grand Lodge may also make improvements and/or changes in the products, services and/or programs described in this information at any time without notice. Companies or businesses listed may be listed as a general public service and can be removed from the www.ioof.net website without notice. The Grand Lodge of Ontario will in no event be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages due to such removals, including but not limited to any lost profits, business interruption or loss of programs or other data, even if the Grand Lodge is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
This website/sub-site may be linked to other websites, which are not under the control of the Grand Lodge. The Grand Lodge of Ontario, Independent Order of Odd Fellows is providing these links to you only as a convenience. The Grand Lodge makes no endorsements, warranties or representations of any kind whatsoever regarding those sites, including the products, software, materials, services, content or accuracy or appropriateness of content on such linked website. A visitor’s decision to access any such other websites shall be entirely at the visitor’s own risk and discretion.
INTENDED AUDIENCE AND LOCAL LAWS
This website/sub-site and the services described on this website/sub-site are intended only for adult individuals. We encourage and support the efforts of parents and legal guardians of children under the age of 16 to monitor their children’s internet usage and to caution them against providing personal information to any website over the web without permission.
The www.ioof.net website/sub-site (excluding any linked website) is controlled by the Grand Lodge of Ontario, Independent Order of Odd Fellows from its offices within the province of Ontario, Canada. This website/sub-site can be accessed from all provinces and territories of Canada, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of the province of Ontario, Canada. By accessing this website/sub-site, the visitor agrees that all matters relating to access to, or use of, this website/sub-site or any other linked website, shall be governed by the applicable laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. The visitor also agrees, and by using this website/sub-site hereby submits, to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the province of Ontario and acknowledges that the visitor does so voluntarily and is responsible for complying with local laws. A visitor’s use of this website/sub-site is void where prohibited by laws in jurisdictions to which the visitor is otherwise subject, and the visitor agrees that it shall not visit or use this site in any such circumstances. You agree and acknowledge that your use of this website/sub-site, and all transactions occurring in connection with this website/sub-site, shall be deemed to have occurred and taken place solely in the province of Ontario, Canada. English shall be the language of this website/sub-site, and all transactions occurring in connection with this website/sub-site, and the parties waive any right to use and rely upon any other language, or translations. Il est de la volonté express des parties que le présent site et tous les affairs qui s’y rapportent soient rédigés en langue anglaise, exception faite des documents pour lesquels la loi exige l’usage exclusif du français.
Any information or material sent to the Grand Lodge of Ontario, for our website/sub-site, will be deemed not to be confidential. By sending the Grand Lodge of Ontario any material or information, you grant the Grand Lodge an unrestricted, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute those materials or information, and you also agree that the Grand Lodge is free to use any related ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques for any purpose.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
The information provided on this website/sub-site and related communications are provided on an “as is, where is” basis for informational purposes only. In addition, all warranties are hereby disclaimed, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, except to the extent that such disclaimers are held to be legally invalid.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You understand and expressly agree that use of the www.ioof.net website/sub-site is at your sole risk and discretion. in no event will the Grand Lodge of Ontario, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages for any use of this website/sub-site, including but not limited to any lost profits, business interruption or loss of programs or other data, even if the Grand Lodge of Ontario, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.