Toronto Crime Stoppers Universal Terms of Service Agreement
Last Revised: Dec 6, 2012
PLEASE READ THIS UNIVERSAL TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY, AS IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES.
1. Overview
This Universal Terms of Service Agreement (this “Agreement”) is entered into by and between Toronto Crime Stoppers, a Toronto ON Canada non-profit charitable organization ("Toronto Crime Stoppers” or “TCS”) and you, and is made effective as of the date of your use of this website ("Site") or the date of electronic acceptance. This Agreement sets forth the general terms and conditions of your use of the Site and the products and services purchased or accessed through this Site (individually and collectively, the “Services”), and is in addition to (not in lieu of) any specific terms and conditions that apply to the particular Services.

Whether you are simply browsing or using this Site or to engage in our Services, your use of this Site and your electronic acceptance of this Agreement signifies that you have read, understand, acknowledge and agree to be bound by this Agreement.

The terms “we”, “us” or “our” shall refer to Toronto Crime Stoppers. The terms “you”, “your”, “the User” shall refer to any individual or entity who accepts this Agreement and utilizes the services found on this website. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

TSC, at its sole and absolute discretion, may change or modify this Agreement, and any policies or agreements which are incorporated herein, at any time, and such changes or modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting to this Site. Your use of this Site or the Services after such changes or modifications have been made shall constitute your acceptance of this Agreement as last revised. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement as last revised, do not use (or continue to use) this Site or the Services. In addition, TCS may occasionally notify you of changes or modifications to this Agreement by email. Where applicable, it is very important that you keep any (“Account”) information current. TCS assumes no liability or responsibility for your failure to receive any notification from us.

2. Accessability to Use Site
This Site and the Services found at this Site are available to Users who wish to browse for information or to submit information pertaining to criminal activity. By using this Site or the Services found at this Site, you represent and warrant that you have information with respect to criminal activity and you, at your sole discretion, have decided to submit that information to us. If you are submitting information on behalf of a third party, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to do so from that third party. The site and its services are available to you via the internet and via our Mobile App found on Apple Itunes, Google Play, and Blackberry Appworld.
3. Data Transfer from You to Us
In order to access the internal features of this Site or use some of the external Services found at this Site, you will need to have internet availability or access to a mobile device supported by us.. You represent and warrant to us that all information you submit is to the best of your knowledge, accurate and factual. You understand that at our sole discretion, we may forward any information you send to us to any Law Enforcement agency for further follow up. You will not be contacted by us or by any Law Enforcement agency, nor will you be required to testify in a Court Of Law with respect to any information you may have submitted to us. We reserve the right, and at our sole and absolute discretion, to suspend or terminate your access to use our services. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your App, whether authorized by you or not, and you must keep your App information secure. TCS recommends that you change your password once every four (4) months on your Mobile App. We will not be liable for any loss you incur due to any unauthorized use of your App.
4. General Rules of Conduct
You acknowledge and agree that:

1. Your use of this Site and the Services found at this Site, including any content you submit, will comply with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations.

2. You will not collect or harvest (or permit anyone else to collect or harvest) any User Content (as defined below) or any non-public or personally identifiable information about another User or any other person or entity without their express prior written consent.

3. You will not use this Site or the Services found at this Site in a manner (as determined by us in our sole and absolute discretion) that:

        o Is illegal, or promotes or encourages illegal activity;

        o Promotes, encourages or engages in child pornography or the exploitation of children;

        o Promotes, encourages or engages in terrorism, violence against people, animals, or property;

        o Promotes, encourages or engages in any spam or other unsolicited bulk email, or computer or network hacking or cracking;

        o Infringes on the intellectual property rights of another User or any other person or entity;

        o Violates the privacy or publicity rights of another User or any other person or entity, or breaches any duty of confidentiality that you owe to another User or any other person or entity;

        o Interferes with the operation of this Site or the Services found at this Site;

        o Contains or installs any viruses, worms, bugs, Trojan horses or other code, files or programs designed to, or capable of, disrupting, damaging or limiting the functionality of any software or hardware; or

        o Contains false or deceptive language, or unsubstantiated or comparative claims, regarding us or our services

4. You will not copy or distribute in any medium any part of this Site or the Services found at this Site, except where expressly authorized by us.

5. You will not modify or alter any part of this Site or the Services found at this Site or any of its related technologies.

6. You will not access this website or User Content through any technology or means other than through this Site itself, or as TCS website may designate.

7. You will not use this Site or the Services found at this Site, including any of TCS’s related technologies, for any commercial use without TCS’s express prior written consent.

8. You agree to provide government-issued photo identification and/or government-issued business identification as required for verification of identity when requested.

Toronto Crime Stoppers reserves the right to modify, change, or discontinue any aspect of this Site or the Services found at this Site, including without limitation prices and fees for the same, at any time.

5. Your Use of Our Content and User Content
In addition to the general rules above, the provisions in this section apply specifically to your use of TCS Content and any User Content posted to TCS corporate websites (i.e., those sites which TCS directly controls or maintains).

TCS Content. Except for User Content, the content on this Site and the Services found at this Site, including without limitation the text, software, scripts, source code, API, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos and interactive features and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“TCS Content”), are owned by us, and are subject to copyright, trademark, and/or patent protection in the Canada, the United States and foreign countries, and other intellectual property rights under Canada, the United States and foreign laws. Our Content is provided to you “as is”, “as available” and “with all faults” for your information and use. This content may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any purposes whatsoever without the express prior written consent of CSM. No right or license under any copyright, trademark, patent, or other proprietary right or license is granted by this Agreement. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to our Content, this Site and the Services found at this Site, and this Agreement will not transfer any ownership of any of these rights.

User Content. Some of the features of this Site or the Services found at this Site may allow Users to view, post, publish, share, store, or manage; videos, pictures, text, opinions, ideas, recommendations, or advice (“User Generated Content”). By reviewing and distributing User Content to this Site or to the Services found at this Site, you represent and warrant to us that (i) you have all necessary rights to distribute User Content via this Site or via the Services found at this Site, either because you are the Administrator of the User Content and have the right to distribute the same, or because you have the appropriate distribution rights, licenses, consents, and/or permissions to use, in writing, from the copyright or other owner of the User Content, and (ii) you do not violate the rights of any third party.

Security. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with the security-related features of this Site or the Services found at this Site (including without limitation those features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or User Content) or enforce limitations on the use of this Site or the Services found at this Site, including our Content or the User Content therein.

6. Our Use of User Content/Submissions
The provisions in this Section apply specifically to our use of User Content posted to any of our websites (i.e., those sites which we directly control or maintain). The applicable provisions are not intended to and do not have the effect of transferring any ownership or licensed rights (including intellectual property rights) you may have in content posted to your Account.

Generally. You shall be solely responsible for any and all of your User Content or User Content that is submitted..

With Respect to User Content/Submissions. You acknowledge and agree that:

        1. Your User generated Content/Submissions are entirely voluntary from the User.

        2. Your User Content/Submissions establishes a confidential relationship or obligate us to treat your User Content/Submissions as confidential or secret.

        3. We has no obligation, either express or implied, to develop or use your User Content/ Submissions, and no compensation is due to you or to anyone else for any intentional or unintentional use of your User Content/Submissions. You shall relinquish exclusive rights (including all intellectual property and other proprietary rights) to any User generated Content/Submissions posted to this Site, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of any User Content/Submissions posted to this Site for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to us or to anyone else.

7. Monitoring of Content; Account Termination Policy
TCS does not pre-screen User Content/Submission. However, we reserves the right (but undertakes no duty) to do so and decide whether any item of User Content/Submission is appropriate and/or complies with this Agreement. TCS may remove any item of User Content/Submission and/or terminate a User’s access to this Site or the Services found at this Site for posting or publishing any material in violation of this Agreement, or for otherwise violating this Agreement (as determined by us at our sole and absolute discretion), at any time and without prior notice. WE may also terminate a User’s access to this Site or the Services found at this Site if we has reason to believe the User is a repeat offender. If we terminate a users access to this Site or the Services found at this Site, We may, at our sole and absolute discretion, remove and destroy any data and files stored by you on its servers.
8. No Warranties
YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE SHALL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT THIS SITE AND THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS”. TCS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TCS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT (I) THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR CONTENT OF THIS SITE, (II) THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, AND/OR (III) THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, AND WE ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SAME.

IN ADDITION, YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE PROVIDED BY TCS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ITS CALL CENTER OR CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES) WILL (I) CONSTITUTE LEGAL OR FINANCIAL ADVICE OR (II) CREATE A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE, AND USERS SHOULD NOT RELY ON ANY SUCH INFORMATION OR ADVICE.

THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER OF REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND SHALL SURVIVE ANY TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE.

9. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL CSM, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING ANY THAT MAY RESULT FROM (I) THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR CONTENT OF THIS SITE, (II) THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, (III) THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, (IV) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, (V) THIRD-PARTY CONDUCT OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, (VI) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL CONTENT, PERSONAL INFORMATION, FINANCIAL INFORMATION OR OTHER INFORMATION AND DATA STORED THEREIN, (VII) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF SERVICES TO OR FROM THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, (VIII) ANY VIRUSES, WORMS, BUGS, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR FROM THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED (THROUGH HYPERLINKS, BANNER ADVERTISING OR OTHERWISE) TO THIS SITE, (IX) ANY USER CONTENT OR CONTENT THAT IS DEFAMATORY, HARASSING, ABUSIVE, HARMFUL TO MINORS OR ANY PROTECTED CLASS, PORNOGRAPHIC, “X-RATED”, OBSCENE OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE, AND/OR (X) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT CSM IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES

IN ADDITION, YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL CSM’S TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE PARTICULAR SERVICES THAT ARE THE SUBJECT OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION.

THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND SHALL SURVIVE ANY TERMINATION OR EXPIRATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES FOUND AT THIS SITE.

10. Indemnity
You agree to protect, defend, indemnify and hold harmless TCS and its officers, directors, employees, and agents, from and against any and all claims, demands, costs, expenses, losses, liabilities and damages of every kind and nature (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) imposed upon or incurred by TCS directly or indirectly arising from (i) your use of and access to this Site or the Services found at this Site; (ii) your violation of any provision of this Agreement or the policies or agreements which are incorporated herein; and/or (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any intellectual property or other proprietary right. The indemnification obligations under this section shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement or your use of this Site or the Services found at this Site.
11. Successors and Assigns
This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, successors and assigns.
12. No Third-party Beneficiaries
Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.
13. Compliance With Local Laws
TCS makes no representation or warranty that the content available on this Site or the Services found at this Site are appropriate in every country or jurisdiction, and access to this Site or the Services found at this Site from countries or jurisdictions where its content is illegal is prohibited. Users who choose to access this Site or the Services found at this Site are responsible for compliance with all local laws, rules and regulations.
14. Titles and Headings; Independent Covenants; Severability
The titles and headings of this Agreement are for convenience and ease of reference only and shall not be utilized in any way to construe or interpret the agreement of the parties as otherwise set forth herein. Each covenant and agreement in this Agreement shall be construed for all purposes to be a separate and independent covenant or agreement. If a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision (or portion of a provision) of this Agreement to be illegal, invalid, or otherwise unenforceable, the remaining provisions (or portions of provisions) of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby and shall be found to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
15. Contact Information
If you have any questions about this Agreement, please contact us by email the following address: crime@222tips.com



If you have any information about a serious crime, please call Crime Stoppers. If your tip leads to an arrest or assists in solving a crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward. You will never have to give your name, testify in court and Crime Stoppers doesn't have call display. Call Crime Stoppers locally at 416-222-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS or use our secure online form. Copyright © 2008 Toronto Crime Stoppers. All Rights Reserved
Contact Us: Toronto Crime Stoppers Inc. 40 College Street 6th Floor Toronto, ON M5G 2J3 Phone: 416-808-7260 Fax: 416-808-7356 crime@222tips.com