Terms of Service

Website Terms and Conditions of Use

Beard Winter LLP (“Beard Winter”, “we”, “our” and “us”) welcomes you to our website (the “Website”).  Your access to and use of the Website is subject to the following terms and conditions. Each time you access and use the Website you signify your acceptance and agreement and the acceptance and agreement of any person you purport to represent to be bound by this agreement as it then reads and you represent and warrant that you have the legal authority to agree to and accept this agreement on behalf of yourself and any person you purport to represent.


The Website is not intended to provide any legal or other advice.  The Website is purely for informational purposes only.  You should not rely on any of the information provided in the Website.

No Lawyer-Client Relationship Created

Your use of our Website and the transmission of e-mails between yourself and anyone at Beard Winter via the Website does not create a lawyer-client relationship.

Changes to Website and Services

Beard Winter reserves the right at any time and from time to time to:

(a) change, remove or discontinue (temporarily or permanently) the Website (or any part thereof) without notice to you and you confirm that Beard Winter shall not be liable to you for such change, removal or discontinuance;

(b) change, remove or discontinue any content or any services advertised on the Website at any time without notice and you confirm that Beard Winter shall not be liable for any such change, removal or discontinuance; and

(c) modify this agreement at any time and your continued use of the Website following any changes shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such changes and your consent to continue to be bound by such changes.  It is your responsibility to regularly review this agreement.

Permitted Use

No rights or licences are granted to you regarding the Website, its content or its services, except the limited right to access, view and use the Website, content and services in accordance with this agreement.

Links to Other Websites

The Website, for your convenience, may from time to time contain links to third party websites that are not affiliated with Beard Winter.  Beard Winter does not endorse the content contained in any third party website. Beard Winter is not obligated to review such third party websites, does not control such third party websites and is not responsible nor liable for any such third party websites. We do not make any representation, warranty or condition, express, implied or statutory of any kind, regarding any third party website.

Linking to the Website

Upon receiving Beard Winter’s prior written consent, you may create links to the Website from other websites.  Beard Winter retains the absolute and unfettered discretion to deny any such written request for any reason whatsoever.  To request permission to link to the Website please write to info@beardwinter.com.  Beard Winter may, in its sole discretion, cancel or revoke any permission it may give to allow you to link to the Website at any time and without any notice or liability.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Website (including all content, page headers, custom graphics, button icons, scripts and the presentation, arrangement, coordination, enhancement and selection of such and other information in text, graphical, video and audio forms, data, images, photographs, icons, software, designs, applications and any patent, trade-mark, trade name, service mark, service name, design, design right, copyright, database right, moral rights, know-how, trade secret and other confidential information, rights in the nature of any of these items in any country, rights in the nature of unfair competition rights and rights to sue for passing off or other similar intellectual commercial rights (in each case whether or not registered or registerable) and registrations of and applications to register any of them and other elements available on or through the Website) is the property of Beard Winter, its affiliates and/or third party licensors and is protected by intellectual property rights.

Your use of the Website does not transfer to you any ownership or other rights in the Website or its content. The Website and the materials on or accessible via it and the intellectual property rights therein may not be copied, modified, distributed, posted, transmitted, displayed, transferred, sold, published, licensed, used or reproduced in any way except that you may download, print and reproduce content from the Website for your own personal informational use.


Beard Winter does not make any representation or warranty, whether expressed, implied or statutory, as to currency, accuracy, completeness or reliability of information, opinions, data and/or content contained on the Website. You agree to bear all risks associated with the use of or reliance on the information available on the Website.

Limitation of Liability

The Website, the content and the services are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. Beard Winter does not make any representations, warranties or conditions expressed, implied or statutory as to the operation of the Website or the services, or the accuracy, completeness, quality, currency or timeliness of the Website, the content or the services or that communications to or from the Website will be secure and/or not intercepted or that the Website, the content or the services will be uninterrupted, free of error, viruses or any other harmful components. You agree to bear all risks associated with your use of the Website and the content and the services contained on the Website.

In no event shall Beard Winter, or its partners, affiliates, representatives, employees or agents be liable whether based on warranty, contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory whatsoever, for damages of any kind including, without limitations, direct, special, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, business losses, lost savings, lost data, loss of use, lost profits, personal injury, fees, penalties or other liabilities arising from or relating to your use, reliance upon or inability to use the Website, the content and/or the services.


You agree, at your own expense, to indemnify and hold Beard Winter and its partners,  employees, affiliates, representatives and agents harmless against any claim, suit, demand, action or other proceeding brought against any of them by a third party as a consequence of you posting, submitting, transmitting or otherwise making content available on the Website, your use of the Website or any alleged violation by you of this agreement.


Beard Winter respects your privacy.  To review Beard Winter’s website privacy policy, please refer to our Privacy Policy page.  By accessing and using the Website, you are consenting to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal and non-personal information in accordance with our privacy policy.


Beard Winter may, at its sole and absolute discretion, cancel or terminate your right to use the Website (or any part thereof) at any time, without notice or liability to you or any other person.


The failure of Beard Winter to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these terms and conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.


In the event that any provision of this agreement is declared by any judicial or other competent authority to be void, voidable, illegal or otherwise unenforceable, we shall amend that provision in such reasonable manner as achieves the intention of the parties without illegality or, at our discretion, such provision may be severed from this agreement and the remaining provisions of this agreement shall remain in full force and effect.

Applicable Laws

All matters relating to your access to or use of the Website or the content shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the applicable laws of Canada. Any dispute shall be submitted to a court of competent jurisdiction in the City of Toronto and in the Province of Ontario.

Entire Agreement

These terms and conditions together with any documents expressly referred to in them, contain the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter covered and supersede any previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings or proposals, written or oral, between us in relation to such matters.

Questions or Feedback

If you have any questions or feedback regarding this agreement, please contact us at info@beardwinter.com.

This agreement was last updated August, 2017.

While we welcome your email and look forward to hearing from you, please note that sending this email does not create a solicitor-client relationship, or any other contractual business relationship, between you and Beard Winter LLP. We would ask that you refrain from asking specific legal questions and/or divulging information that you wish to keep confidential.