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Terms of Use



WEBSITE TERMS OF USE


WELCOME

Stokes Inc. ("Stokes", "we", "us", "our") welcomes you to our website (the "Website"). Please read the following Terms of Use ("Terms of Use") before using the Website or any of the services available through the Website (“Services”). By accessing and using the Website or the Services, you agree to be bound by all the Terms of Use set forth herein. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, you should not access the Website nor download any part of its content.


OWNERSHIP/RESTRICTIONS ON USE


The Website is owned and operated by Stokes.  Any and all content, data, graphics, photographs, images, audio, video, software, trademarks, service marks, trade names and other information (collectively, the "Content") contained in this Website are proprietary to Stokes, its affiliates and/or third-party licensors. The Content is protected by Canadian and international intellectual property laws.

Except as set forth herein, you may not use, modify, copy, reproduce, publish, post, transmit, distribute, display, perform, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any Content without the express prior written consent of Stokes. You may download, print and reproduce the Content for your own informational purposes provided you agree to maintain any and all copyright or other proprietary notices contained in such Content, and that you cite the URL Source of such Content. Reproduction of multiple copies of the Content, in whole or in part, for resale or distribution is strictly prohibited except with the prior written permission of Stokes. To obtain written consent for such reproduction, please contact us at finance@stokesstores.com.

Unless otherwise specified, the Website is for your personal and non-commercial use and for purely informational purposes.


ACCURACY OF INFORMATION


Although Stokes takes all possible steps to ensure the accuracy of the information or Content included on this Website, no assurance is given that information or material on this Website is up-to-date, accurate, error-free or complete. Stokes takes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the information or Content of this Website, including those relating to product descriptions, pricing, and availability. We reserve the right to correct, change or update information at any time without prior notice.


REGISTRATION AND PASSWORDS


To access certain portions of the Website, such as when you make a purchase, you may be asked to complete an online registration form.  In consideration for your use of this Website and the Services provided on it, you agree to provide true, current, complete and accurate information as requested on any registration form to which this Website may direct you, and to update that registration information as soon as possible after any information on such registration form changes.

As part of the registration process, you may be asked to provide a user name or password.  You alone are responsible for keeping that password and user name confidential, and for any and all activity that occurs on this Website under such password or user name.  You agree to immediately notify Stokes of any unauthorized use of your password or user name or any other breach of security.


CONTESTS


From time to time we may offer and/or co‑sponsor contests, sweepstakes and games on the Website.  Each of these activities shall be governed by specific rules accessible from the pages of the Website offering the promotion or when you submit your entry.


LINKING

We may offer links on the Website to websites, including social networking websites, owned and operated by third parties. We provide these links as a convenience to our visitors. We do not review the content of such websites, and neither endorse, nor are responsible for, any content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such third party websites. You assume full responsibility for your use of third party websites. Such websites may be governed by terms and conditions different from those applicable to this Website, and we encourage you to review the terms and privacy policies of those third parties before using their websites.

 
PRODUCT REVIEWS & CODE OF CONDUCT

 
From time to time, Stokes may provide you with the opportunity to submit product reviews, content or other materials (“Materials”) to the Website, such as through a discussion forum or bulletin board (“Forums”).  As a condition of your continued access to and use of this Website, including the Forums, you agree to abide by all applicable federal, provincial, territorial and other laws and regulations. In addition, without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to:

 Upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any Material that:

 

  • is known by you to be false, inaccurate, or misleading;infringes any patent, trade-mark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary or privacy rights of any party;
  • constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation; is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; or
  • you were compensated or granted any consideration by any third party to upload, post, e-mail or transmit unless otherwise authorized by Stokes in writing; and
  • contains any form of destructive software such as a virus, worm, Trojan horse, time bomb, cancelbot, or any other harmful components or any other computer file, program

 

Harvest or otherwise collect or store any information (including personally identifiable information) about other users of the Website, including e-mail addresses, without the express consent of such users; for the purpose of misleading others, create a false identity of the sender or the origin of a message, forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any material transmitted through the Website;

Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Stokes employee, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website, other computer systems or networks connected to the Website, through password mining or any other means;

Interfere with or disrupt networks or servers connected to the Website or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; and use, download or otherwise copy, or provide to any person or entity any Website users directory or other user or usage information or any portion thereof other than in the context of your use of the Website.


The foregoing is hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Code of Conduct”.


Stokes is not responsible for Material posted on such Forums and will not have any liability related to the content of any such communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity or otherwise. Stokes may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review activity and the content of any communications on Forums. Stokes reserves the right to terminate the privilege of any user to post on a Forum if such users violate these Terms of Use and/or the Code of Conduct.

For any Material that you submit, you grant Stokes a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferable right and license to use the content however Stokes desires, including without limitation, to copy, reproduce, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, communicate by telecommunications to the public all or any portion of the content, translate, create derivative works from and/or distribute such content and/or incorporate such content into any form, medium or technology throughout the world, in all cases without compensation to you.



DISCLAIMER / LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THE LAWS OF CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING QUEBEC, DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LEGAL WARRANTIES, LIABILITY OR CERTAIN DAMAGES OR LIMITATION OF REPRESENTATIONS MADE CONCERNING GOODS OR SERVICES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE BELOW EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Although we strive to update and keep the Content contained on the Website accurate as much as possible, errors and/or omissions may occur.

ACCORDINGLY, THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE CONTENT AND SERVICES PROVIDED HEREIN, IS BEING PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. STOKES DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. STOKES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS ON THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

IN NO EVENT SHALL STOKES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES, EVEN IF STOKES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.


INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Stokes, its affiliates, members, officers, employees, agents, and licensors from and against any and all losses, expenses, damages, claims, fines, penalties, costs and liabilities (including reasonable legal and accounting fees), resulting from your (or anyone acting under your password or user name) use of this Website, connection thereto, or any alleged violation by you of these Terms of Use, including the Code of Conduct.


PRIVACY

Stokes respects your right to privacy of your personal information. Please review our Website Privacy Policy [Insert link to Website Privacy Policy] for details on the manner in which we collect, use, disclose and otherwise manage any of your personal information.


CHANGES AND TERMINATION

Stokes reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. Further, Stokes reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time and to notify you by posting an updated version of the Terms of Use on this Website. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms of Use, including, without limitation, by checking the date of "Last Update" at the bottom of this document. Continued use of the Website after any such changes shall constitute your consent to be bound by such changes, with continued provision of the use of the Website constituting consideration from Stokes to you for so being bound.  Your only right with respect to any dissatisfaction with (1) these Terms of Use (2) any policy or practice of ours in operating the Website or (3) any Content available through the Website, is to stop visiting and using the Website.

TRADEMARKS

“Stokes” is a trademarks of Stokes Inc.  Other marks, graphics, typefaces, trade dress, trademarks and logos appearing on the Website are property of Stokes or of their respective owners.  Our trademarks, trade dress and other intellectual property may not be used in any manner for any purpose without our express written consent.

APPLICABLE LAWS

Unless the applicable laws of your jurisdiction require that the laws of such jurisdiction govern, these Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Quebec and of the laws of Canada applicable therein, and any dispute is to be submitted to a court of competent jurisdiction in the judicial district of Montreal, Province of Quebec. If any provision of the present Terms of Use shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then such provision shall be severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

These Terms of Use and any and all other legal notices or statements posted on the Website, including the Privacy Policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and Stokes with respect to the use of the Website, including the Content.

NOTICE

Notices to you may be made via email or regular mail, or in cases of changes to these Terms of Use or to the services offered by the Website, by posting notices or links to such notices on the Website itself.

If you have any questions or comments regarding these Terms of Use please contact us at customerservice@stokesstores.com.

Pour la version française des Modalités d'utilisation du Site Web, voir www.stokesstores.com/fr/