Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) govern your use of this web site or mobile application on which a link to these Terms and Conditions appear, and any content, features or functionality made available from or through this web site or such mobile application, including any subdomains thereof, or application (collectively, the “Web Site”). The Web Site is made available by Global Top Brands Awards (“we” or “us” or “our”) under the trademark Business Elite Awards. We may change the Terms and Conditions from time to time, at any time without notice to you, by posting such changes on the Web Site. BY USING THE WEB SITE, YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS APPLIED TO YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you may not access or otherwise use the Web Site.

  • Proprietary Rights.

As between you and us, we own, solely and exclusively, all rights, title, and interest in and to the Web Site, all the content (including, for example, audio, photographs, illustrations, graphics, other visuals, video, copy, text, software, titles, etc.), code, data, and materials thereon, the look and feel, design, and organization of the Web Site, and the compilation of the content, code, data, and materials on the Web Site, including but not limited to any copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, database rights, moral rights, sui generis rights, and other intellectual property and proprietary rights therein. Your use of the Web Site does not grant to you ownership of any content, code, data, or materials you may access on or through the Web Site.

  • Limited License.

You may access and view the content on the Web Site on your computer or other device and, unless otherwise indicated in these Terms and Conditions or on the Web Site, make single copies or prints of the content on the Web Site for your personal, internal use only. Unless otherwise specifically indicated in these Terms and Conditions or on the Web Site, use of the Web Site Services offered on or through the Web Site (collectively, the “Web Site Services”), are only for your personal, non-commercial use.

  • Prohibited Use.

Unless otherwise specifically indicated in these Terms and Conditions or on the Web Site, any commercial or promotional distribution, publishing, or exploitation of the Web Site, is strictly prohibited unless you have received the express prior written permission from our authorized personnel or the otherwise applicable rights holder. Other than as expressly allowed herein or on the Web Site, you may not download, post, display, publish, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, modify, perform, broadcast, transfer, create derivative works from, sell or otherwise exploit any content, code, data, or materials on or available through the Web Site. If you make other use of the Web Site, or the content, code, data, or materials thereon or available through the Web Site, except as otherwise provided above, you may violate copyright and other laws of Canada, other countries, as well as applicable provincial laws and may be subject to liability for such unauthorized use.

  • Trademarks.

No permission or license is granted or implied to use the trademarks, logos, service marks and trade names displayed on the Web Site, on content available through the Web Site, or in connection with the Web Site Services (collectively the “Trademarks”). Our Trademarks may not be used without our prior written permission, and the Trademarks of third parties may not be used without the prior written permission of their respective owners.

  • User Information.

In the course of your use of the Web Site and/or the Web Site Services, you may be asked to provide certain personal information to us, including but not limited to your name, surname, job title, company name, company address, email, phone number, website, LinkedIn URL and birthdate. (such information referred to hereinafter as “User Information”). Our information collection and use policies with respect to the privacy of such User Information are set forth in the Web Site’s Privacy Policy which is incorporated herein by reference for all purposes. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the accuracy and content of User Information and certify the User Information is true. You agree that we can use the User Information submitted for a nomination to conduct an evaluation, accept or decline the nomination and publicly announce the outcome of the evaluation by publishing the nominee’s User Information on our official list of awardees.

  • Indemnification.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless us, and our directors, officers, employees, and agents and those of our affiliates, from any and all claims, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising in any way from your use of the Web Site or the Web Site Services, from your placement or transmission of any message, content, information, software, or other materials on or through the Web Site, or from your breach or violation of the law or of these Terms and Conditions.

  • Executive Membership Club

We make certain services available to awardees. An awardee can become a member of the executive club by filing and signing a membership application. If you file our membership application, you represent and warrant that you are 18 years old or older and reside in a jurisdiction that does not prohibit your use, access to or purchase of the applicable content or service. You agree to pay in full the price for the membership fee either by credit card or bank transfer concurrent with your online order or by other payment means acceptable to us. You also agree to pay all applicable taxes. If payment is not received by us from your credit or debit card issuer or its agents, you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand by us.

  • Third Party Web Sites.

You may be able to link from the Web Site to third party web sites, and third party web sites may link to the Web Site (collectively “Linked Sites”). You acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising, code, or other materials which may or may not be provided by or through Linked Sites.

  • DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.

THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL SERVICES, FEATURES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS AND MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION, DATA, DATA PROCESSING SERVICES, UPTIME OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, PLAYABILITY, DISPLAYABILITY, ACCURACY, PRECISION, CORRECTNESS, THOROUGHNESS, COMPLETENESS, USEFULNESS, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, AND ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE SERVICES, CONTENT, FUNCTIONS OR MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE PROVIDED SERVICES WILL MEET USERS’ REQUIREMENTS.

  • LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

IN NO EVENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE, OR ANY OF OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “PROTECTED ENTITIES”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEB SITE OR THE CONTENT, FEATURES, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS RELATED THERETO, YOUR PROVISION OF INFORMATION VIA THE WEB SITE.

  • Applicable Laws.

We control and operate the Web Site from our offices in the Toronto, Ontario. We do not represent that materials on the Web Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access the 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.

  • Termination.

We may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Web Site or the Web Site Services at any time. We may restrict, suspend or terminate your access to the Web Site and/or the Web Site Services if we believe you are in breach of our terms and conditions or applicable law, or for any other reason without notice or liability. Further, we reserve the right to cancel the membership of an executive club member at any time if the member is in breach of our terms and conditions. We will inform the member of the cancellation within 60 days of our decision. In the event of cancellation, the member will not be entitled to a refund of the membership fee. A member can terminate its membership at the club only if it has previously paid the membership fee in full. When submitting the request for termination, the member must submit a statement in which it states the reasons for termination, as well as proof of the paid membership fee. Once we have processed the request, we will cancel the membership within 30 days of receiving it.

  • Changes to Terms of Use.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of the Terms and Conditions, in whole or in part, at any time. Changes in the Terms and Conditions will be effective when posted. Your continued use of the Web Site and/or the Web Site Services made available on or through the Web Site after any changes to the Terms and Conditions are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes.

  • Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions and all disputes between the parties shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the province of Ontario, without regard to any conflict-of-law provisions which result in the application of the law of any other jurisdiction. The parties agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the province of Ontario or federal courts of Canada for the purposes of litigating any dispute.  

These Terms and Conditions were last updated on February 1, 2021.