Last Modified: December 22, 2019
A Cigar Advocate Inc. is a corporation formed pursuant to the Business Corporations Act R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER B.16 in Canada. In consideration for permitting your access to our website and online store (“Website”) and other good and valuable consideration, you agree as follows:
These terms and conditions (the "Terms") form a legally binding agreement which govern your access to and use of A Cigar Advocate Inc.'s, ("we", "us" or "our") Website hosted at http://www.acigaradvocate.com and other domains and sub-domains.
By using our Website, you, the user ("you" or "your"), represent and warrant that (a) you are of the age of majority; and (b) you have read and understand these Terms and agree to be bound by them.
If you are using the Website on behalf of, or in the employ of, an organization (corporation, trust, partnership, etc.), you are agreeing to these Terms for that organization and representing and warranting that you have the authority to bind that organization to these Terms. In such a case, "you" and "your" will also refer to that organization and yourself individually. Both you as an individual and your organization are legally bound by these Terms which form an agreement with A Cigar Advocate Inc.
Establishing an Account
You may browse the public facing sections of our Website without establishing an account or providing us with any personal information. You may also purchase products from us without an account by proceeding to the online checkout as a guest user.
Establishing an account on the Website makes the checkout process easier and allows you to store and save products you may wish to later purchase, receive customer offers and obtain other benefits. If you elect to establish your account via a third-party provider, you are permitting us to collect the personal information such third-party sends us to establish your account.
Upon establishing a user account with us, we grant you a worldwide, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to access the Website and your account in accordance with these Terms but reserve the right to revoke the license and your access to our Website.
Account Not Transferable, Updating Your Account & Security
If you establish an account with us, access to your account is not transferrable and is only intended for the individual or entity that established the account. Upon setting up an account, you will be required to create a username and password. You are responsible for safeguarding the password you use to access the Website and you agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You are responsible for any activity on your account, whether you authorized that activity or not.
Custom Built and Special Order Goods (Cabinet Humidors and Ashtrays)
We offer special order and customized cabinet humidors and ashtrays. While these items are displayed on our Website for purchase, they are subject to their own purchase agreement and refund policies. You agree and acknowledge that all cabinet humidor and ashtray orders are conditional upon you entering our standard custom build purchase agreement (“Custom Build Purchase Agreement”), a copy of which will be provided to you upon placing your order. You agree and acknowledge that no order for a cabinet humidor or ashtray will be finalized, nor shall we be under any obligation to commence designing, building or shipping any cabinet humidors or ashtrays until you have entered the Custom Build Purchase Agreement with us.
Where prices are listed on the Website, they are subject to change without notice. Such prices listed are an invitation to make an offer and are subject to acceptance by us. Even in the event of the automated processing of your order on the Website, you agree that we will have the opportunity to review and accept such orders. All orders are also subject to availability.
Additional terms, including but not limited to, price, tax, account access and payment may be specified on the Website. Those terms, as amended from time to time, are incorporated by reference and form part of this agreement. If any information or terms posted to the Website concerning price, tax, discounts, refunds or cancellations are posted in error, we reserve the right to amend those terms. Misprints, errors, omissions (including incorrect specifications) or other errors may sometimes occur. As a result, we reserve the right to:
• Remove any product from the Website;
• Correct any error or inaccuracy at any time;
• Change, at any time, the prices, fees, taxes, charges and specifications or any promotional offers; and
• Reject, correct, cancel or terminate any order, including accepted orders for any reason.
You agree to pay all sales taxes, whether Canadian or foreign, applicable to this agreement or arising in any way from the purchase of products or services from us.
We use third-party payment processors to process payments made by you on the Website. Our third-party payment processors include Stripe, Inc. and its affiliates (https://stripe.com/en-ca), PayPal Canada Co. and their related and affiliated entities and others. Although we may host or link to their forms and fields on our Website, when you provide your payment details on the Website or at such links, you are providing them to the applicable payment processor.
You agree that we shall be authorized to bill your credit card in accordance with these Terms and the orders you place with us, whether via our Website or otherwise. While we typically charge the entire balance of your order as and when it is made, in some circumstances, to facilitate custom builds, we may charge part of your payment upon placing your order and the balance prior to delivery. We will invoice accordingly.
We may have access to view portions of your payment information via the third-party payment processor, however, we do not collect or store your full credit card information ourselves. You acknowledge that third-party payment processes may have their own terms and conditions that apply to you. If you have any questions concerning our third-party payment providers, please contact us.
Acceptance of Risk and Disclaimers
Everything on the Website, including all products available for order, are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express, implied or statutory.
LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY
YOU AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL WE, OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES YOU SUFFER, REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN WARNED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND WHETHER THOSE DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE OR NOT.
IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE OR ANY PRODUCTS ORDERED FROM OUR WEBSITE, OR DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY PART OF THESE TERMS, OR HAVE ANY OTHER DISPUTE OR CLAIM WITH OR AGAINST US, OUR AFFILATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS, THEN YOUR REMEDIES ARE LIMITED TO (I) REQUESTING A REFUND OR EXCHANGE PURSUANT TO OUR REFUND POLICY, IF APPLICABLE; AND (II) DELETING YOUR ACCOUNT WITH US.
IN ADDITION TO YOUR AGREEMENT TO NOT HOLD THE ABOVE ENTITIES AND PERSONS LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, IN THE EVENT A COURT OR ARBITRATOR OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION DECLINES TO UPHOLD SAID CLAUSE, YOU AGREE THAT IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO OR IN ANY WAY ARISING FROM THE USE OF OUR WEBSITE, OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THESE TERMS, BE MORE THAN (I) THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO US OVER THE PRECEEDING SIX (6) MONTHS; OR (II) CAD $50.00, WHICHEVER IS LESS.
YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE WOULD NOT ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT OR GRANT ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WITHOUT THESE RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS ON OUR LIABILITY.
INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS
Ownership of the Website and Its Contents
Our Website contains open source and public domain content, licenced content as well as proprietary content owned by us and by third parties. You are not permitted to copy or distribute any content (including but not limited to text, software code, images, trademarks, videos and audio) on the Website without the express consent of the owner. Without limiting the forgoing, you are not permitted to use any trademark or trade name of A Cigar Advocate Inc., including our logo without our express permission.
Our Website may permit you and other users the ability to upload and post content, including product reviews ("User Content"). We do not pre-screen all User Content uploaded or posted to the Website by you or other users. You grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any of your User Content that you post or upload to the Website. You agree that we may delete your User Content at any time without reason, cause or justification.
In addition to our Acceptable Use Policy, you agree not to use the Service in any manner which may infringe copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third party or in any manner which is unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or in violation of these Terms. We may, but have no obligation to, remove content and accounts that we determine in our sole discretion to be unlawful, damaging, or which we deem to violate these Terms or any policy incorporated by reference.
If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on our Website, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether or not we are affiliated with sites or third-party vendors that may be linked to our Website, we are not responsible for their content (the "Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are for your convenience only and you access them at your own risk. We and other users provide links and references to material on other websites not owned or operated by us. Links found on our Website or Service are not an endorsement and we do not represent or warrant the accuracy or truth of the contents of information found on such websites. You access those links and corresponding sites at your own risk.
Law of the Contract (Governing Law) and Jurisdiction
These Terms, all documents incorporated by reference and your relationship with us, shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada, (and any Canadian federal laws applicable therein) as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such province.
You agree to irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts and tribunals of Ontario, Canada (including the Federal courts and tribunals as applicable therein) to settle any disputes arising out of or in any way related to these Terms, all documents incorporated by reference and your relationship with us.
If any provision of these Terms is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
No Construction Against Drafter
If an ambiguity or question of intent arises with respect to any provision of these Terms, the Terms shall be construed as if drafted jointly by the parties and no presumption or burden of proof will arise favouring or disfavouring either party by virtue of authorship.
Waiver of Class Proceedings and Trial by Jury
To the fullest extent permitted by law, you waive your right to participate in any class action lawsuits against us, our employees, shareholders, officers and directors.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, you further waive any right to a trial by jury, should such a right exist, in relation to any legal dispute connected to or in any way arising out of these Terms.
Incorporation by Reference
You can terminate your account with us at any time. To do so, please contact us by email or follow the links in your account.
We reserve the right to suspend your account or access to our Website at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice. The cancellation, suspension or termination of access to our Website, or your account, shall not terminate this agreement. Without limiting the foregoing, any provision of these Terms concerning the limitation of our liability, your indemnification obligations, settling disputes (including the jurisdiction and choice of law) shall remain binding.
Assignment of this Agreement
You agree that we may assign this agreement to any successor or assignee, whether pursuant to the purchase of our Website, the transfer of control of A Cigar Advocate Inc., or otherwise.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision.
AS OUR WEBSITE AND PRODUCTS CONTINUE TO CHANGE, WE MAY, AT ANY TIME, REVISE THESE TERMS AND OUR POLICIES BY UPDATING THIS PAGE OR THE PAGE HOSTING THE RELEVANT POLICY. THE DATE OF THE LAST VERSION OF THESE TERMS IS POSTED ABOVE. AS YOU ARE BOUND BY THESE TERMS EACH TIME YOU VISIT OUR WEBSITE, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PERIODICALLY REVIEWING THE AMENDMENTS TO THESE TERMS AND YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE ACCEPTED AND AGREED TO SUCH AMENDMENTS BY ACCESSING AND USING THE WEBSITE AFTER SUCH AMENDMENTS HAVE BEEN POSTED. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE AMENDMENTS, PLEASE STOP ACCESSING THE WEBSITE AND TERMINATE YOUR ACCOUNT. WE MAY ALSO UNDERTAKE TO SEND YOU NOTICE OF ANY CHANGES TO THE TERMS OR POLICIES.
Last Modified: December 22, 2019