BuySellTrade.ca Terms of Use

BuySellTrade.ca buying and selling terms

Mid-Island Buy, Sell & Trade Inc. ("us" or "we") operates the BuySellTrade.ca website. Your use of this website, including offering, selling, trading and buying on this site is subject to the terms below, our Privacy Policy and any other rules, guidelines and policies referred to in these terms (collectively, the "Terms").

1.1 Transactions between sellers and buyers

We are not involved in the actual transactions between sellers and buyers. We are merely a passive conduit for the distribution and publication of information about items advertised for sale. As a result, we have no control over and, to the extent permitted by law, make no warranties in relation to the suitability, quality, safety or legality of any items advertised for sale on BuySellTrade.ca, the accuracy or truth of any advertising listings on BuySellTrade.ca or the ability of sellers and buyers to actually enforce or complete a transaction.

1.2 Placing an ad

(a) If you place an advertisement ("ad") on BuySellTrade.ca you must also comply with our Rules for Ad details.
(b) To the extent that you are legally able to, you hereby assign to us all copyright in your ad and any content you provide to us ("Your Content").
(c) You grant us a royalty free license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt and sub-license your ad and Your Content (to the extent that it is not owned by us under paragraph (b)) for the purposes of providing your ad and Your Content in any other directory, product, service or marketing material provided or used by us, our related bodies corporate or by a third party to which we syndicate your ad or Your Content. You agree that this agreement applies to the inclusion of your ads and Your Content in those other directories, products, services and marketing materials.
(d) You agree that we may transfer, assign, subcontract or novate any or all of our rights and/or obligations under this agreement, and any other agreement between you and us which includes or incorporates these Terms, at our absolute discretion and without prior notice to you, to any third party whom we reasonably consider will be able to carry out our obligations and deliver any services you are entitled to under this agreement.
(e) You give your irrevocable consent to Mid-Island Buy, Sell & Trade Inc. in its absolute discretion reproducing, publishing, copying, adapting, performing, communicating, showing or exhibiting in or to the public, materially distorting, destroying, mutilating, altering or in any other way changing or otherwise using your ads and Your Content, (or a substantial part or adaptation of it):
(i) with or without attribution of authorship;
(ii) with or without any other materials comprised in the Work;
(iii) with or without any other text, data, title, sounds or images (whether animated or not);
(iv) with no title, the same title, or any other title;
(v) in any medium; and
(vi) in any context, in any way it sees fit.

1.3 Minimum age and legal rights to sell, buy or post comments

(a) You must be the age of majority in your province to place an ad with us, or buy an item via BuySellTrade.ca, or submit any questions, responses or comments ("Posts") on BuySellTrade.ca.
(b) If you are a seller you must be legally able to sell the item you are advertising.

1.4 Usage rules

((a) You warrant to us that you will not use BuySellTrade.ca for any purpose (including if you are a seller, placing an ad) that is unlawful or prohibited by the Terms.
((b) You must not:
((i) data mine or conduct automated searches on BuySellTrade.ca or the content on BuySellTrade.ca, whether through the use of additional software or otherwise;
((ii) incorporate any of the content on BuySellTrade.ca with any other material, including advertising or promotional material;
((iii) create Http links from the BuySellTrade.ca to any other website on the Internet;
((iv) use the BuySellTrade.ca or any facilities available on the BuySellTrade.ca (including discussion forums) for any activities (including placing an ad), or transmit to or via BuySellTrade.ca any information or material (including Posts), which:
(A) breaches any laws or regulations;
(B) breaches the Terms;
(C) infringes a third party's rights (including intellectual property rights and rights of privacy) or misuses another person’s confidential information;
(D) is inappropriate, offensive, obscene, threatening, indecent, menacing, inflammatory, pornographic, defamatory, discriminatory, harasses any person or otherwise inhibits others from using or enjoying any of our sites (including discussion forums);
(E) is false or misleading;
(F) is an unsolicited commercial electronic message;
(G) impersonates another person (for example, by pretending to be someone else when you submit an ad or register as a member) or uses another user’s account without permission; or
(H) identifies a person or which can be used to identify a person (including any copy, photos or other pictorial representations) unless you have obtained that person's authority;
(v) make unauthorized modifications to the content on BuySellTrade.ca;
(vi) knowingly transmit any virus, worm, Trojan horse or other disabling feature to or via BuySellTrade.ca; or
(vii) attempt to do, or permit another person to do, any of the above acts.
(c) You may only buy, sell or trade using BuySellTrade.ca if you reside in Canada.
(d) It is your responsibility to notify us upon the sale of the item in your ad to ensure that the ad is removed from BuySellTrade.ca and that you are no longer charged for your ad if you have bought a featured ad.

1.5 Our right to alter or withdraw your material

We may withdraw or alter any material you provide us (including any ads you submit and if you are a seller, your ad) if:
(a) we reasonably consider it is inappropriate, offensive, misleading or deceptive, defamatory, incorrect or in any other way in breach of the Terms (including any rules, guidelines or policies), any law or third party rights; or
(b) we are instructed to do so by any third party; or
(c) otherwise in accordance with our Intellectual Property Protection Policy, as amended from time to time.
We also reserve the right to select, edit, condense, determine the duration of, change the nominated "category" of, withdraw or refuse your ad. We will try to tell you if we withdraw or alter any material you provide us. If you are a seller and we withdraw or alter your ad other than as a result of a material breach of these Terms or in accordance with this section 1.5 the cost of your ad would be lower as a result, we will refund you the difference.

1.6 Communications to you

(a) Any communications or notices we send you in relation to your transactions or use of BuySellTrade.ca are not intended to endorse or guarantee your transactions. We do not endorse or approve any information provided to you by other users of BuySellTrade.ca and it is your responsibility to exercise caution and practice safe trading when transacting on BuySellTrade.ca.
(b) You may receive service related emails from us and such messages will not include a functional unsubscribe facility.
(c) By posting an ad on buyselltrade.ca you are giving express consent to allow anyone to contact you via the methods you chose while posting your ad.

1.7 Manipulation and improper use

You must not manipulate, or interfere with, any item or the price of any item advertised on BuySellTrade.ca.

1.8 Fees

(a) We will notify you the fees payable for your use of the services available on BuySellTrade.ca and you will be responsible for paying these fees in accordance with our Fees and Surcharge Policy.

1.9 No Warranty

(a) We take all reasonable care in compiling our online advertising. However, the information on BuySellTrade.ca is provided 'as is' and we do not warrant or represent that it is complete, current or free from errors or omissions.
(b) We accept ads in good faith on the basis of warranties provided by each advertiser. We do not warrant or represent that the products or services advertised in ads on BuySellTrade.ca will be suitable for any particular purpose, or that an advertiser has any particular qualifications or is legally entitled to carry on a particular business. You must investigate for yourself the suitability, quality and condition of any goods or services advertised on BuySellTrade.ca. It is your responsibility to verify any information on BuySellTrade.ca, or provided to you by other users of BuySellTrade.ca before relying on it.

1.10 Our liability to you

(a) The terms that apply to our supply of BuySellTrade.ca are those that are set out in this document and those implied by consumer protection laws to the supply of this service that are unable to be excluded. No other terms apply.
(b) We accept our liability to you for breach of contract or negligence under the principles applied by the courts, but:
(i) we do not accept liability to you for losses that result from your use of our services in connection with the conduct of a business. However, we will accept that liability if it cannot be excluded under any legislation. If that liability cannot be excluded but can be limited under any legislation, we limit our liability to re-supplying, repairing or replacing the relevant goods or services (or payment of the cost of re-supply, repair or replacement) where it is fair and reasonable to do so;
(ii) we are not liable for any loss to the extent it is connected with any dispute between you and one or more other users of BuySellTrade.ca, including in relation to transactions entered into with other users of BuySellTrade.ca;
(iii) we are not liable for any loss to the extent that it is caused by you (for example, through your negligence or breach of contract);
(iv) we are not liable for any loss to the extent that it results from your failure to take reasonable steps to avoid or minimize your loss;
(v) we are not liable for any loss caused by us failing to comply with our obligations to you where that loss is caused by events outside our reasonable control (such as a malfunction in equipment or software, Internet access difficulties or delay or failure of transmission); and
(vi) we are not liable for any loss caused by the alteration, withdrawal or restoration of any material in accordance with our terms and policies.
(c) You release us from all claims, demands, damages, costs, penalties and liabilities whatsoever arising out of or in connection with a dispute between you and any other user of BuySellTrade.ca.

1.11 Your liability to us

(a) You are liable to us for breach of contract or negligence under the principles applied by the courts. However, you are not liable to us for any loss to the extent that it is caused by us (for example through our negligence or breach of contract).
(b) You agree to indemnify us and our officers, employees and agents, against all claims, demands, damages, costs, penalties and liabilities caused by your breach of the Terms.

1.12 Termination, suspension and limitation of your access - material breach by you

(a) We may bar, suspend, terminate or limit your access to the BuySellTrade.ca site at any time if you are in material breach of the Terms and:
(i) we have told you in writing of your breach and you have failed to remedy it within the specified time frame; or
(ii) the breach is something which cannot be remedied (in which case we can bar, suspend, terminate or limit your access to the BuySellTrade.ca site immediately by telling you).
(b) If you are in material breach of our terms and conditions and we have barred, terminated, suspended, or limited your access, you must not circumvent this action by any means, including but not limited to placing a further ad under another account name or pseudonym. If we identify that this has taken place the ad will be immediately removed without further notice to you and you will forfeit all fees paid. Additional terms on barring, termination and suspension are set out in the Warnings and Suspensions Policy.

1.13 Our other rights to terminate, suspend or limit your access

We may suspend, terminate or limit your access to BuySellTrade.ca with as much warning as we reasonably can, if:
(a) there is any non-payment of outstanding fees;
(b) we reasonably believe that there is a real risk of loss or damage to us or another if we do not suspend, terminate or limit your access to BuySellTrade.ca (including credit risk resulting from you not paying any fees owed to us on time);
(c) the law requires us to do so;
(d) we believe on reasonable grounds that providing access to BuySellTrade.ca to you is illegal or may become illegal;
(e) there is an emergency; or
(f) we have received a serious complaint or multiple complaints regarding your activity and/or membership.

1.14 Additional Guidelines and Policies

The following policies also apply to your use of BuySellTrade.ca in addition to the other rules, guidelines, policies and terms referred to elsewhere in these Terms. You agree to be bound by the terms contained in these policies, rules and guidelines:
(a) policies which are listed under BuySellTrade Policies;
(b) rules which are listed under Rules for ad details, and Category Rules;
(c) Terms of Use; and
(d) Third Party Listing Tools Guidelines.

2 BuySellTrade.ca Terms of Use

2.1 About BuySellTrade.ca

(a) BuySellTrade is an online advertising medium and marketplace that advertises items for sale via "Classified" advertising (where potential buyers can browse listings and then purchase items by contacting sellers and negotiating the sale privately).
(b) The terms set out in this section 2 apply generally to all users to BuySellTrade.ca (including registered users and browsers). We recommend that you carefully read these terms before you use BuySellTrade.ca.

2.2 Copyright

Copyright in the content on BuySellTrade.ca and in BuySellTrade.ca itself (as a compilation of information) is owned by us, our advertisers or content suppliers.

2.3 Usage rules

(a) You must comply with the Terms (including the usage rules set out in section 1.4 of the Terms) when accessing and using BuySellTrade.ca.
(b) BuySellTrade.ca and the material contained on it are supplied solely for reference purposes.
(c) You may download and print individual advertising listings from BuySellTrade.ca for your own private, non-commercial use. Apart from this, you must not use, reproduce, communicate, publish, or distribute any of the content on BuySellTrade.ca, unless this constitutes a fair dealing for the purposes of the Copyright Act. In particular, you must not reproduce or use any of the advertising listings on BuySellTrade.ca for commercial purposes or for commercial gain.

2.4 Linking to the BuySellTrade.ca site

You may link to BuySellTrade.ca from a third party site provided you comply with the following terms and conditions:
(a) When creating a link from a third party site to BuySellTrade.ca, you must not:
(i) Link or refer to the site in a way that implies that BuySellTrade.ca sponsors, endorses or is associated with or related to your site or product, if this is not the case;
(ii) frame, mirror or distort a page of this website; or
(iii) alter or distort any registered or unregistered trade marks, logos or names owned by us.
(b) The linked site, and any material on it, must conform to accepted standards of public decency and good taste. It must not expose us to any risk of liability under any criminal or civil law, or liability arising from the infringement of a third party's rights. Neither you nor the material on your website may disparage us or our goods or services.
(c) Other than the ability to link to this website in accordance with these terms, you do not gain any right, title or interest in any registered or unregistered trade marks, logos, domain names, or any other material appearing on this website (including any copyright works) belonging to us.
(d) The contents of this site may change from time to time. We make no representations that the material to which you choose to link on this site will continue to be available, or will remain unchanged.
(e) You must comply with any request by us to remove or alter a link to this website from your site.

2.5 Other websites

(a) BuySellTrade.ca may contain links to other websites which are not maintained or controlled by us or our related companies ("third party site"). Third party sites are not part of BuySellTrade.ca. These links are provided by us solely for your convenience.
(b) We make no representations or warranties whatsoever about any third party site. We do not endorse, and accept no responsibility for, the content or use of any third party site. If you link to any third party site, you leave BuySellTrade.ca and do so entirely at your own risk.

2.6 Access to BuySellTrade.ca site outside Canada

We do not represent or warrant that the content on BuySellTrade.ca complies with the laws of any country outside of Canada. If you access BuySellTrade.ca from outside Canada, you do so at your own risk.

2.7 No offer where illegality arises

Nothing on BuySellTrade.ca constitutes an offer to provide goods or services in any jurisdiction if to do so would contravene the laws of that jurisdiction.

2.8 No Warranty

(a) Section 1.12 applies to your access to and use of the BuySellTrade.ca site.
(b) We provide our services with reasonable care and skill and endeavour to ensure availability of our services and access to BuySellTrade.ca. However, availability of our services and access to BuySellTrade.ca may be interfered with by numerous factors, including those outside our control (such as malfunction in equipment or software, Internet access difficulties, or delay or failure of transmission). Accordingly, we do not warrant or represent that our services and/or your access to BuySellTrade.ca will be continuous, uninterrupted, timely, fault free, virus free or secure.

2.9 Our liability to you

Our liability to you in respect of BuySellTrade.ca is set out in section 1.10 of the Terms.

2.10 Your liability to us

Your liability to us in respect of BuySellTrade.ca is set out in section 1.11 of the Terms.

2.11 Termination, suspension and limitation of your access - material breach by you

Our rights in relation to termination, suspension or limiting access where you have materially breached the Terms are set out in section 1.12 of the Terms.

2.12 Our other rights to terminate, suspend or limit your access

Our other rights in relation to termination, suspension or limiting access in other circumstances are set out in section 1.13 of the Terms.

3 General Terms

3.1 Privacy

We collect, use and disclose personal information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

3.2 Changes to the Terms

From time to time, we may need to change the Terms to reflect our changing business. We may also need to change the Terms if we are required by law, for security reasons or for technical or infrastructure reasons.
(b) We may change the Terms (including any policy incorporated in the Terms) at any time by posting the changed Terms on BuySellTrade.ca and by posting a notice to users on our homepage stating that a change has occurred.
(c) If you are a seller, these changes will not apply to ads that you have already placed through the "Place Ad" system or additional online ad placement tools authorized by us and available through BuySellTrade.ca.

3.3 Miscellaneous

(a) We and you are independent contractors and no agency, partnership, joint venture or employment relationship is intended or created by the Terms.
(b) If any of the Terms are invalid, unenforceable or illegal, that term will be struck out and the remaining terms will remain in force.
(c) If we do not act in relation to a particular breach by you of the Terms, this will not be treated as a waiver by us of our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. If you do not act in relation to a particular breach by us of the Terms, this will not be treated as a waiver by you of your right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.
(d) The Terms (and your dealings with us) are subject to the laws of Ottawa, Canada.
(e) If there is any inconsistency between any part of the Terms, the part listed earlier in the following list prevails to the extent of the inconsistency:
(i) BuySellTrade.ca Buying and Selling terms set out in section 1;
(ii) BuySellTrade.ca Site Terms of Use set out in section 2; and
(iii) our policies, rules and guidelines.