Last updated: 1 December 2022
1. Access to Site Subject to Terms and Conditions
Invest Nova Scotia maintains a website currently located at "investnovascotia.ca" ("the Site"). This site is maintained to provide information about Invest Nova Scotia and business development. Access to this Site and all subsequent supporting Invest Nova Scotia developed sites are provided to you subject to these terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions") and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this site, you accept unconditionally the Terms and Conditions.
2. Changes to Terms and Conditions
Invest Nova Scotia reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting such changes to the Site. Continued access and use of the Site by you shall constitute an acceptance of the Terms and Conditions as amended. You are responsible for reviewing these Terms and Conditions regularly.
3. Governing Laws
The Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the Province of Nova Scotia and the laws of Canada. These laws govern the use of the Site and its contents by you, regardless of your location, domicile, or residency. This Site is intended for use only in those jurisdictions where it may be lawfully offered for use.
4. Business advice not provided
The content of the Site is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be legal, business or other professional advice of any kind. You are advised to seek specific advice by contacting professional advisers in relation to your specific issues.
5. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENTS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. YOUR USE AND ACCESS OF THIS SITE, AND ITS CONTENTS, ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK. INVEST NOVA SCOTIA DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY INACCURACIES, ERRORS OR OMISSION IN THE SITE OR ITS CONTENTS.
INVEST NOVA SCOTIA MAKES AND PROVIDES NO WARRANTY, CONDITION OR REPRESENTATION ABOUT THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR CURRENCY OF THE SITE OR ITS CONTENTS. INVEST NOVA SCOTIA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR COLLATERAL. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, INVEST NOVA SCOTIA MAKES NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR CONDITION REGARDING THE OPERATION OR USE OF THE SITE FREE FROM INTERRUPTION, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL INVEST NOVA SCOTIA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE, IN ANY AWY, OF THE SITE OR ITS CONTENTS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER INVEST NOVA SCOTIA IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE OF THE SITE OR ITS CONTENTS.
DOWNLOADING OF CONTENTS FROM THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. INVEST NOVA SCOTIA DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT CONTENTS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR THAT THE SITE AND ITS CONTENTS ARE FREE FROM COMPUTER THREATS, ERRORS OR MALWARE,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION VIRUSES, WORMS, SPYWARE OR TROJAN HORSES. YOU ARE WHOLLY RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM FROM COMPUTER THREATS.
6. Internet Communications not Confidential
Invest Nova Scotia does not guarantee the confidentiality of communications made to it through the Site or through email. Appropriate arrangements to communicate confidential or sensitive information should be made by contacting Invest Nova Scotia staff directly by phone.
Links to sites of Third Parties may be provided. Access to such sites is entirely at your own risk. Invest Nova Scotia does not control the information provided on such sites and as such makes no representation or endorsement of those sites or the information provided on those sites, including but not limited to representations or endorsement respecting accuracy, reliability, completeness, non-infringement, merchantability, or fitness for purpose.
8. Ownership and Use
All contents, including without limitation, designs, graphics, pictures, illustrations, video, music, sounds, text, words, phrases, titles, logos and marks on the Site or in the contents are owned or licensed by Invest Nova Scotia and are protected by copyright, trade-mark and other intellectual property laws, domestic and international.
Except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions, any reproduction, retransmission, distribution, sale, republication, modification, translation of or creation of derivative works based on the Site, in whole or in part, and any decompilation, disassembly, reverse engineering or other exploitation of the Site, without prior written permission, is strictly prohibited.
This Site and its contents shall not be used for purposes other than your own personal non-commercial use and benefit. You may not frame the Site or any part of it on any internet web site. You acquire no rights or licences to the Site or its contents other than the limited right to use the Site and its contents in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. You agree that you shall not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful.
For the convenience of our non-english speaking visitors, Invest Nova Scotia uses Google Translate to provide language translations of its content. Google Translate is a free, automated service that relies on data and technology to provide its translations directly and dynamically. Invest Nova Scotia has no direct control over the translated content as it appears when using the tool. Therefore, the Google Translate tool is provided for informational purposes only. Translations cannot be guaranteed as exact or without incorrect or inappropriate language. In all contexts, the English content, as directly provided and approved by Invest Nova Scotia, is the official version.
Visitors to our site may choose to use similar tools for their translation needs such as browser add-ins. Any individuals or parties that use Invest Nova Scotia content in translated form, whether by Google Translate or by any other translation services, do so at their own risk. Invest Nova Scotia is not responsible for any damages or issues arising from translated content not officially provided and approved by Invest Nova Scotia.
9. General Provisions
These Terms and Conditions, including any documents referenced to, constitute the entire agreement between Invest Nova Scotia and you pertaining to the access and use of the Site and its contents. These Terms and Conditions supersede all prior and contemporaneous communications, whether electronic, oral or written, between Invest Nova Scotia and you with respect to the Site.
A printed version of these Terms and Conditions and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms and Conditions to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
Invest Nova Scotia's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provisions or right. If any of the provisions contained in these Terms and Conditions are determined to be void, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall not affect the remaining provisions contained herein.