Legal Notices

November 23, 2011
Legal Notices
1. Use of this Web site

This Web site is owned by Lobe Santé auditive et communication (“Site Owner”), who operates it for your personal, non-commercial use and for your information. Your use of this Web site is subject to the following terms and conditions of use and all applicable laws. By accessing and using this Web site, you indicate that you accept these terms and conditions without limitation or reserve.

2. Materials protected by copyright

Materials found on this Web site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, transmitted, distributed or modified, in whole or in part, whether in textual, graphic, audio, video or executable form without express written authorization from the Site Owner. If you would like more information regarding the authorized use of this site, or if you wish to obtain a licence to use materials appearing within this Web site, please send your request to lobe@lobe.ca.

3. Trademarks

All trademarks and logos (including certain names, words, titles, drawings, illustrations and icons) (hereinafter referred to as the “Trademarks”) appearing within this Web site are Trademarks of the Site Owner, or for which the Site Owner has obtained authorization for use from a third party, and cannot be used without express written permission from the Trademark owner. If you would like more information regarding the authorized use of these Trademarks, or if you wish to obtain a licence to use Trademarks appearing within this Web site, please send your request to lobe@lobe.ca.

4. Data contained within this site

Materials and information provided by the Site Owner are materials and information that the Site Owner believes to be reliable at the time they are posted, which is done for informational purposes only. The Site Owner makes no guarantee whatsoever that these materials and information are correct or complete or that they are up-to-date at all times.

5. Exclusion of guarantees

The Site Owner makes no representation or guarantee whatsoever regarding the functionality or status of this Web site, the relevance of its intended uses or the uninterrupted or error-free use thereof. These exclusions are made in addition to all other specific exclusions otherwise provided for within these terms and conditions. If any part of this limitation is not permitted within the jurisdiction to which you are subject, this part shall not apply.

6. Exclusion of liability

The Site Owner is not responsible for any direct or indirect damages resulting from the use of materials or information contained on this Web site.

7. Ownership and confidentiality

You acknowledge that any information or materials that you provide electronically through your access or use of this Web site are neither confidential nor exclusive, except to the extent required by applicable laws, and that information or materials communicated by unprotected electronic mail over the Internet can be intercepted, altered or lost. You also guarantee that the information and materials that you provide electronically to the Site Owner through your access or use of this Web site do not infringe upon the rights of any person or entity and that the Site Owner may use such information or materials, in whole or in part, in any manner including, but not limited to, reproduction, retransmission or publication of such information or materials, or any ideas, concepts or other information contained therein

8. Monitoring

The Site Owner may monitor access to, discussions and postings on, and other activities relating to the Web site, and intervene in relation thereto, but does not make any representation or give any guarantee that it will do so. You consent to any such monitoring and intervention in the event the Site Owner elects to do so.

9. Links

Links and references to other Web sites are provided to you as a convenience only. The Site Owner has not reviewed and does not expressly or implicitly endorse other Web sites or any information or material, or the accessibility thereof, via such links, and does not assume any responsibility for any such other Web sites, information or material posted thereon, or products or services offered thereon. You may not create links from other Web sites to this Web site without the express authorization of the Site Owner. In order to obtain such authorization, please send you request to lobe@lobe.ca.

10. Personal electronic information

Even though a visitor can visit the Web site without identifying him/herself to Lobe Santé auditive et communication and without revealing information about him/herself, by accessing the Web site, information is automatically exchanged between the visitor’s computer and Lobe Santé auditive et communication’s server. This exchange of information does not enable Lobe Santé auditive et communication to identify the visitor, his/her name or his/her e-mail address. However, this exchange enables Lobe Santé auditive et communication, among others, to obtain the Internet domain name that the visitor used to access the Web site, the visitor’s IP address, the type of navigator and operating system used by the visitor to access the Web site, the date and time at which the visitor accessed the Web site, the pages visited by the visitor and, if the visitor has been directed to the Web site from another Web site, the address of this Web site (referring site).

Lobe Santé auditive et communication’s Web site operating system uses cookies to automatically collect this information regarding the visitor’s visit to the Web site. Cookies are small informational files placed on the hard drive of the visitor’s computer by the visitor’s Internet navigator, which enable Lobe Hearing Health Care to recognize the visitor when he/she accesses its Web site. When the visitor navigates on the Internet, a cookie is used for the purposes described above.

If the visitor does not wish for information regarding his/her visit to be collected by Lobe Santé auditive et communication, he/she can, at his/her entire discretion, configure his/her navigator so that he/she will be notified when he/she receives a cookie or to keep such cookies from being sent. This information is used by Lobe Santé auditive et communication to monitor the number of times visitors visit the Web site as well as the different pages they view and the average time visitors spend on the Web site, and to establish other statistics regarding visitors to the Web site in general.

This information also enables Lobe Santé auditive et communication to verify site performance for the purposes of system administration, to make the Web site simpler and more user-friendly, and to report certain information, which is processed globally, to representatives for whom the transmission of this information is necessary to the performance of their duties.

11. Other personal information

Lobe Santé auditive et communication does not collect other personal information about the visitor unless the visitor, at his/her entire discretion, decides to provide this information voluntarily. However, if the visitor wishes to receive information from Lobe Santé auditive et communication or register for Lobe Santé auditive et communication’s mailing list, the visitor must disclose his/her e-mail address so that Lobe Hearing Health Care’s server can meet this request or, where applicable, send him/her the requested information. This other information is also collected to enable and to manage Lobe Santé auditive et communication’s mailing list registration (including, but not limited to, the modification of registration parameters and the deletion of names from the mailing list), to facilitate the communication of relevant information to visitors and to better understand the profile of these visitors. This information is strictly confidential and will not be used for commercial development purposes.

A copy of the personal information provided by the visitor to Lobe Hearing Health Care and which is retained by the latter is held on Lobe Santé auditive et communication’s servers located in Québec City, Québec, Canada. The visitor may access the personal information that he/she has provided to Lobe Hearing Health Care and notify Lobe Santé auditive et communication to update this information, as well as request to modify or delete certain information that Lobe Santé auditive et communication collected at the time of his/her visit, by sending an e-mail to lobe@lobe.ca or by responding to messages sent to him/her as a result of his/her registration on Lobe Santé auditive et communication’s mailing list.

When deemed appropriate, Lobe Santé auditive et communication uses encryption or authentication tools, or both, as well as other methods of protecting certain personal information coming from the Web and retained on its servers. The visitor acknowledges and accepts that e-mails that the visitor sends to Lobe Santé auditive et communication are not necessarily tamperproof before arriving on Lobe Santé auditive et communication’s servers.

Personal, electronic or other information collected by Lobe Santé auditive et communication is not disclosed to anyone, except to representatives of Lobe Santé auditive et communication who require this information in order to perform a duty related to accomplishing one of the tasks mentioned within these terms and conditions. The visitor accepts and acknowledges that Lobe Santé auditive et communication is also authorized to use, disclose or communicate the visitor’s personal information to the extent provided for or required by law, including under or in accordance with court orders.

12. Viruses, etc.

The Site Owner does not make any representation or give any guarantee that the information or materials, including without limitation any downloadable software, accessed from or through this Web site will be uninterrupted or free of errors, defects, viruses or other harmful components, or that any such problems which are discovered will be corrected.

13. Damage to others

You agree not to introduce into or through this Web site any information or materials which may be harmful to others. Among other things, you agree not to include, knowingly or otherwise, any error or defect in material or information which may, among other things, be a libel, slander, defamation or obscenity, or promote hatred or otherwise give rise to a criminal offence or civil liability on the part of any person or entity.

14. Reserve of rights

All rights not expressly granted in these terms and conditions are reserved to the Site Owner. Nothing contained in these terms and conditions shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right under any copyright, patent, trademark or other intellectual property right of the Site Owner or any other person or entity.

15. Governing law

This Web site is controlled and operated by the Site Owner from Québec City, Québec, Canada, and these terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Québec and the applicable laws of Canada without reference to principles of conflict of laws. You agree to be bound by such laws and to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Québec, Canada in connection with the interpretation or application of these terms and conditions.

16. Changes to terms and conditions

The Site Owner may modify, alter or otherwise update the terms and conditions applicable to this Web site from time to time without notice, and you agree to be bound by such terms and conditions as are in effect at the time at which you access the Site Owner’s Web site.

17. Territory

This Web site is controlled and operated by the Site Owner from Québec City, Québec, Canada. The Site Owner makes no representation that materials on the Web site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this Web site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.