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Hubcap Terms of Use

These Terms of Use constitute an agreement between you and BC Partners for Social Impact (BC Partners), with respect to your participation in the Hubcap online community through the Hubcap website (the “Site”).  These Terms of Use set out the terms and conditions that apply to you when you submit comments, photographs, videos, stories or other content (collectively, the “Content”) to the Site. By creating an account, you are deemed to have read and to have agreed unconditionally to the terms and conditions set out below.

1. Eligibility to Contribute:  

1.1 To contribute to the Site, you must be 19 years of age or older.

2. Submission and Review of Content: 

2.1 The BC Partners reserves the right to review all Content submitted to the Site, and to refuse to publish to the Site and to delete from the server on which the Site is located, any Content that the BC Partners deem, in its sole discretion, to be objectionable or inappropriate, including without limitation Content that:

  • is defamatory or obscene;
  • threatens or is hateful towards a specific group of people;
  • is unlawful;
  • advertises private interests;
  • impersonates or falsely claims to represent a person or organization; or
  • invades the privacy of any person or otherwise violates the rights of any person.
  • Post, transmit, link to, or otherwise distribute any information , materials, or content, including software, which contrains a virus, cancelbot, Trojan horse, worm, or other harmful or disruptive component.

2.2 The BC Partners reserve the right at its sole discretion to remove from the Site at any time any Content that potentially or actually infringes any third party’s copyright, trademark, right of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other right. 

2.3 If you are concerned about inappropriate content please email Innovative@gov.bc.ca, citing the date and author of the Content in question.

2.4 We may suspend or terminate your access to the Site, at any time for convenience, or for any other reason including breach of any of the terms of this agreement.

3. Ownership and License:  

3.1 You retain ownership of all Content you submit to the Site (“Your Content”).  You represent and warrant that:  (a)  Your Content is (i) your original work, or (ii) has been provided to you or obtained by you from the rightful owner with all necessary permissions; (b) Your Content does not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity.  

3.2 You agree, at the request of the BC Partners, to provide to the BC Partners the permissions, releases and consents described in paragraph 3.1 above.  

3.3 By submitting Your Content to the Site, and in consideration of the opportunity to participate in the Site and other valuable consideration (the receipt and sufficiency of which you hereby acknowledge), you grant to the BC Partners a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, reproduce, publish, communicate to the public by telecommunication, modify, display and distribute Your Content in any and all formats for any and all purposes associated with the Site.  

3.4 You agree that the BC Partners may engage independent contractors and service providers to assist the BC Partners to exercise the rights you grant to the BC Partners under these Terms of Use.

3.5 You agree that the BC Partners may reformat, rearrange or otherwise modify Your Content, and you understand and acknowledge that the BC Partners has no obligation to acknowledge you by name or pseudonym as the author of Your Content or to ensure that you remain anonymous.  

3.6 With the exception of Your Content and Content submitted to the Site by other contributors, all intellectual property in the Site, including but not limited to copyright, official marks or trademarks, is owned by the BC Partners. Copying or unauthorized use of any such intellectual property without the express written consent of the BC Partners is prohibited.

3.7 Use of any material from or links to third party websites must be in accordance with these Terms of Use. The Province does not control such third party websites and is not responsible for their contents. The inclusion of hyperlinks to such third party websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with these third parties.

4.  Freedom of Information: 

4.1 Since the provincial government is a member of the BC Partners, information, including the contents of this Site, may be the subject of a freedom of information request. It is possible that some or all of the information you submit will be disclosed publically under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FOIPPA”). Please consider this when contributing to the Site.

5.  Collection of Personal Information: 

 5.1 Your name, email address, photographic image, user profile including biography and location, and opinions are characterized as “personal information” under FOIPPA. In order to hear your thoughts on the social innovation sector and to facilitate discussion with other users of the Site, the BC Partners are collecting this personal information from you. Your email address may be used by Hubcap administration to contact you for clarification of your comments, but will not be shown publically on the site.

5.2 For the purpose of administering this Site, the BC Partners is also collecting details of your visit to the website on which the Site is located, including your IP address, the date and time of your visit, and your acceptance of these Terms of Use.

5.3 The authority to collect personal information comes from Section 26(c) of FOIPPA for the purposes of engaging and consulting with the public. To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include any personal information including phone numbers and email addresses in the body of your comment. Please do not share personal information about others, including pictures, either.

If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, please contact the Manager of Partnerships and Engagement in the Social Innovation Branch, PO Box 9934 V8W 9R2 Email: Social.Innovation@gov.bc.ca, Phone: 250 387-3598

6.1 By accepting these Terms of Use, you consent to:  (a) the use of your personal information for the purposes outlined in Article 5 above; (b) the disclosure of your personal information to the BC Partners’ independent contractors or service providers to the extent that such independent contractors or service providers require access to such information in order to perform services in connection with the Site; and (c) for the purpose of participating in this Site, the public disclosure of and access inside or outside of Canada to (i) any of your personal information that appears in your submitted content, user profile, biography, location and (ii) the date and time of your submission. 

6. Access and Disclosure: 

6.1 By accepting these Terms of Use, you consent to:  (a) the use of your personal information for the purposes outlined in Article 5 above; (b) the disclosure of your personal information to the BC Partners independent contractors or service providers to the extent that such independent contractors or service providers require access to such information in order to perform services in connection with the Site; and (c) for the purpose of participating in this Site, the public disclosure of and access in or outside of Canada to (i) any of your personal information that appears in your submitted content, user profile, biography, location and (ii) the date and time of your submission. Your consent is effective beginning on the date you agree to these Terms of Use.

7. Limitation of Liability and Indemnity:  

7.1 You agree that under no circumstances will the BC Partners or any of its respective organizations, employees or agents be liable to any person or entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages based on:  (a) use of any Content under these Terms of Use; (b) any use by you of the Site; or (c) any failure by you to abide by these Terms of Use.

7.2  You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the BC Partners and all of its respective organizations, employees and agents from and against all claims, demands, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable legal fees) arising from:  (a) your use of the Site;  (b) your violation of any provision of these Terms of Use; (c) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any claims or actions based on infringement or violation of intellectual property rights, libel or slander or other defamation, rights of privacy or rights of publicity; and (d) any claim that any of Your Content caused damage to a third party.

8.  Disclaimer

8.1 The Site and all of the information it contains are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied.  All implied warranties, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement are hereby expressly disclaimed.  

9. Additional Terms: 

9.1 If any term or provision of these Terms of Use is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, all other terms and provisions of these Terms of Use will nonetheless remain in full force and effect.

9.2 These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of British Columbia.