Housing U – Terms of use

TERMS OF USE

Welcome to HousingU, an online learning website. This website is maintained and operated by BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA)). If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions.

The term “BCNPHA” or “us” or “we” refers to the owner of the HousingU website. The term “you” or “User” refers to the user or viewer of this website.

Your use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

PLAIN ENGLISH SUMMARY

We’re created this community space for our member to use, learn and interact. Be nice to the people you meet here and try not to break anything. This is a community space – treat it like a school campus. If you purposefully misbehave in any way we will toss you out. We may even tell your boss about it. Although we try very hard to keep everything neat, tidy and working well we sometimes accidentally break things. If we do, we will feel awful and will try to fix what we broke. However we can’t always return documents of posts you have saved in HousingU.

GENERAL

The information contained in the HousingU website is for general information or educational purposes only. The information is provided by BCNPGA and while we try to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations or warranties about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability about this website or the information, products or services contained in this website.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, BCNPHA takes no responsibility for and will not be liable for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

PERSONAL INFORMATION 

When you register to be a User of HousingU  you must provide the required contact information and general information about you and your organization. You will be assigned a Username and Password and may be asked to provide other optional information. We maintain this information in a Participant Profile, which you control. Information collected in participant profiles is used to better understand Users’ use of the website and to support related transactions made on the site. We may also use Participant Profile information to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to the website, offerings and services from BCNPHA and special offers from us or our partner organizations. If you wish to stop receiving these communications, you may opt-out at any time by following instructions on the bottom of each email.

PERSONAL INFORMATION TO OTHER PARTIES 

BCNPHA does not sell or transfer e-mail addresses or other general information that Users voluntarily provide in any registration process to other parties.

BCNPHA may disclose your personally identifiable information if we are required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, a subpoena or other legal process. We may also disclose this information if we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our terms of service or to protect the safety of our Users and the public.

SECURITY

As part of the registration process each User will be assigned a Username and Password. You shall provide BCNPHA with accurate, complete, and regularly updated Participant Profile information. You agree to notify BCNPHA by email at learn@bcnpha.ca of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your User Account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your Username and/or Password. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Password. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your User Account, at BCNPHA’s sole discretion, and you may be reported to appropriate law-enforcement agencies.

THIRD PARTY LINKS 

BCNPHA may at times include links to sites that are external to HousingU or the BCNPHA main website. Links suggested within course content have been checked as safe up at the time of adding them to the course. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites after that point in time. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. These linked sites are for your convenience and you therefore access them at your own risk. Nonetheless, BCNPHA welcomes feedback on the sites it links to (including if a specific link does not work).

VISITOR AND USER CONDUCT 

No material shall be posted on or transmitted by any User which violates or infringes on the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any law. No conduct shall be undertaken that, in our judgment, restricts or inhibits any other User from using or enjoying the website. Advertising or explicit commercial solicitations may NOT be posted on or transmitted through the Service without our express prior written approval.

No material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right shall be uploaded, posted or otherwise made available on the Service without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from any uploading, posting or submission. If you post materials to the Service, you hereby grant to the Service a royalty-free, non-exclusive right and license to use your materials within the context of the course only.

You shall not (i) select or use a Username or e-mail address of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use a Username or e-mail address subject to the rights of any person without authorization; (iii) use a Username in violation of the intellectual property rights of any person; or (iv) use a Username that we, in our sole discretion, deem offensive. The foregoing provisions of this section are for our benefit and the benefit of our affiliates, third party content providers and licensors, and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly on its own behalf.

MONITORING

BCNPHA shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of the website to determine compliance with its Terms of Use and any other operating rules established by us. We shall have the right in our sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on the website. Without limiting the foregoing, we shall have the right to remove any material that we, in our sole discretion, find to be in violation of the provisions hereof, otherwise objectionable or stale. Notwithstanding this right, Users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages. Each User acknowledges and agrees that neither we nor any third party content provider shall assume or have any liability for any action or inaction by us or any third party content provider with respect to any conduct, communication or posting on the website.

COOKIES

Our website uses cookies (a “cookie” is a small file stored on your computer that contains a unique personal identification code) to speed navigation, keep track of information, and provide you with custom-tailored content. The use of cookies is standard on the Internet and most major web sites use them. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you prefer, you can set your browser to refuse cookies. Please be aware, if you disable cookies, you will have difficulty accessing content on the website.

LIMITATION AND EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY

None of BCNPHA directors, officers, employees, representatives, agents, successors or assigns will be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages arising out of the use of the online training, even if BCNPHA has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses. You agree that you will have sole and complete responsibility for any decisions made or action taken by you in reliance upon the online training, and the information contained in or available therefrom.

LEGAL FORUM

The laws of the Province of British Columbia shall govern any and all disputes.

COPYRIGHT

The website and online courses contains copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works of, or in any way exploit, in whole or in part, any proprietary or other material without express permission of the copyright holder.

FEEDBACK

BCNPHA welcomes your questions, comments and concerns about these Terms of Use. If you have any questions or need more information, please email learn@bcnpha.ca

This Terms of Use is provided in addition to our privacy policy which can be accessed here http://bcnpha.ca/privacy-policy/