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Terms of Use

Compass is pleased to provide this website (the “Site”). The following describes the terms (the “Terms”) that govern any use of the Site, and the services provided through the Site. Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to all of the Terms. If you do not agree with any of the Terms you may not use the Site.


The information and materials contained at the Site, including the text, images, arrangement and general design (collectively, the “Content”) are owned or licensed by Compass. You are authorized to view the Content solely for your personal, educational, non-commercial use.

Prohibited Use

You may not use the Site in any manner which is contrary to applicable local, provincial, national, international and foreign laws or regulations governing your use of the Site. It is solely your responsibility to determine whether your use of the Site is lawful. You may not use the Site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site.


Compass reserves the right to change or modify the terms, conditions, and notices under which you may use the Site. Compass will post all changes or modifications to these Terms on the Site. Each use of the Site will constitute your acceptance of the Terms posted on the Site at that time.

Your Information

Compass is committed to protecting the privacy of its online guests. We only collect personally identifiable information that you provide or that is otherwise provided to us on your behalf. For more details, please refer to our Privacy Policy.


The Site and the content are provided on an “as is, where is” basis. Compass disclaims all conditions, terms, representations and warranties, express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to, implied warranties of quality with respect to the Site or any of the content. Compass does not warrant that the Site and the content are free from errors or other program limitations or that the Site and content will be accessible and perform in accordance with your expectations. This disclaimer shall apply to all damages or injuries incurred from, or related to your use of the Site including but not limited to failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or communication line failure.

Except as otherwise specifically provided herein, Compass further does not warrant, guarantee, or make any representations regarding the content and services provided through the Site, or that any defects in content will be corrected.

Limitation of Liability

The express warranties in these terms are in lieu of all other warranties, conditions, terms, representations and obligations of the parties to these terms. Compass will not be liable to you or any other person for any damages (direct, indirect, general, special, consequential, or otherwise), expenses, loss of profits, loss of earning, loss of business opportunities, loss of data or other loss, arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the provision, use or failure of the Site, and/or the content, whether negligent or otherwise, and which would otherwise give rise to a cause of action in contract, tort, or any other doctrine of law.


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Compass and its respective agents, trustees, officers, employees and licensors, and all other related, associated, or connected persons (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liabilities, expenses and costs, including without limitation reasonable legal fees and expenses, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim or demand arising out of, related to, or connected with the use of the Site by you or your breach of this agreement. You will assist and co-operate as fully as reasonably required by the Indemnified Parties in the defence of any such claim or demand.


Links to external web sites (the “Linked Sites”) are provided only as a convenience and do not constitute an endorsement by Compass of the owners or operators of the Linked Sites, an endorsement of the content, products, advertising or other materials contained in the Linked Sites. Compass is not in control of any of the Linked Sites and is not responsible for the content of the Linked Sites, including without limitation any link contained in the Linked Sites or any changes or updates to the Linked Sites.


The disclaimer, limitation of liability and indemnity provisions in these Terms will survive indefinitely after the termination of these Terms.

The Compass Logo

The use of the Compass logo is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of Compass. All other trademarks, product names and company names or logos cited herein are the property of their respective owners. Nothing appearing on the Site or elsewhere will be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any licence or right to use any logos displayed on the Site.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. You hereby expressly consent to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the Province of Ontario, located in the City of Greater Sudbury for any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to your use of the Site or these Terms.


Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to all of the Terms. If you do not agree with any of the Terms you may not use the Site.

* Updated December 2014

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