Please read these terms of service (“Terms”) carefully as they contain important information regarding your legal rights, remedies and obligations. These include various disclaimers, limitations of liability, and a dispute resolution clause that governs how disputes will be resolved.
The website at www.greatnorthernbrands.com (this “Website”) is owned and operated by Great Northern Brands Limited (“GNB”, “we”, “us”, and “our”). Information contained in this Website is for information purposes only. Access and use of this Website and its related services (the “Services”) are provided to you on condition that you accept these Terms. By accessing or using this Website or the Services, you agree to these Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not access or use: (i) this Website; (ii) the GNB Materials (as defined below); or (iii) any of the Services.
These Terms, this Website, including the GNB Materials, and the Services may be amended or otherwise changed from time to time without notice. For the avoidance of doubt, GNB reserves the right to: (i) revise, modify, supplement or delete any information, materials, services and/or resources contained on this Website; and (ii) make such changes without prior notification to past, current or prospective visitors. It is your responsibility to check for such changes periodically. If you do not agree with any change, you must stop using or accessing this Website. Your continued access or use of this Website or the Services after any such change is posted on this Website will constitute your acceptance of the change.
Your access and use of this Website shall be deemed to be provided in Ontario and subject to Ontario law and the laws of Canada applicable therein. If you access this Website from outside of Canada, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with local, national or international laws, including, without limitation, securities laws and import and export laws. In particular, you understand that this Website, the Services or both may not be available in all jurisdictions and that you are responsible for ensuring that it is lawful for you to use this Website and receive the Services in your jurisdiction.
If you are residing in a jurisdiction where it is forbidden by law to participate in the activities offered by or related to this Website (including the Services), you may not: (i) enter into these Terms; or (ii) access or use this Website or the Services. By accessing or using this Website you are explicitly stating that you have verified in your own jurisdiction that your access and use of this Website and the Services is allowed.
2. USE OF THIS WEBSITE
You may only access and use this Website for legitimate purposes and not for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, including without limitation, in violation of any criminal law, intellectual property law, privacy law or any other applicable law or regulation. You represent and warrant that you are at least the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence and are legally capable of entering into a binding contract.
You may not interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse, this Website, or any system resources, services or networks connected to or accessible through this Website. You may only access or use this Website for lawful purposes. You agree that you will not attempt to, nor permit any third party to, enter restricted areas of GNB's computer systems or perform functions that you are not authorized to perform pursuant to these Terms.
While accessing or using this Website, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
You further agree not to:
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to take any actions we deem necessary and appropriate to preserve the integrity this Website or the Services. For example, GNB may, without notice, temporarily suspend your, or any other party’s, access to this Website (including the Services) if we reasonably suspect that you, or any other parties, are obtaining unauthorized access to our systems or information, or are using otherwise valid user identifications or passwords in any other unauthorized manner. These suspensions will be for such periods of time as GNB may reasonably determine is necessary to permit the thorough investigation of such suspended activity.
3. INVESTMENT DECISIONS
THE MATERIALS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND ARE NOTINTENDED TO CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION OR AN OFFERING OF SECURITIES IN ANY JURISDICTION. Information disclosed under securities laws of any jurisdiction applicable to GNB is not intended to be in any way qualified, amended, modified or supplemented by the information otherwise available in, through or on this Website. Due to the technical and security risks inherent in the Internet, and because the document you access may differ from the original depending on your browser software, the information set out in this Website should not be used for the purpose of making investment decisions with respect to GNB.
4. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain statements in this Website may contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation respectively. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plan”, “expect”, “is expected”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, or variations of such words and phrases (including negative and grammatical variations) or state that certain actions, events, or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might”, or “will” be taken, occur, or be achieved.
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of GNB to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, that contribute to the possibility that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not occur. Such forward-looking statements in this Website, if any, speak only as of the date they were published. Forward-looking statements in this Website, if any, may include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to:
With respect to any forward-looking statements contained in this Website, we have made assumptions regarding, among other things: (i) our ability to generate cash flow from operations and obtain necessary financing on acceptable terms; (ii) general economic, financial market, regulatory and political conditions in which we operate; (iii) the yield from the growing operations of the GNB's licensed producers; (iv) consumer interest in our products; (v) competition; (vi) anticipated and unanticipated costs; (vii) government regulation of our activities and products and in the areas of taxation and environmental protection; (viii) the timely receipt of any required regulatory approvals; (ix) our ability to obtain qualified staff, equipment and services in a timely and cost efficient manner; (x) our ability to conduct operations in a safe, efficient and effective manner; and (xi) our construction plans and timeframe for completion of such plans.
Some of the risks and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements that may be contained in this Website include, but are not limited to: continued listing requirements of securities exchanges and increased price volatility; changes in laws, regulations and guidelines; risks inherent in strategic alliances; difficulty of forecasting the medical marijuana and recreational marijuana industries; exchange restrictions on business; risks relating to the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (Canada) issued pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada); risks relating to our expansion into foreign jurisdictions; political and other risks in emerging markets; risks of corruption and fraud in emerging markets; inflation risks in emerging markets; foreign ownership or control restrictions; risks relating to international advisors and consultants; increased operational, regulatory and other risks; our limited operating history; reliance on licenses; reliance on certain facilities; reliance on management; reliance on key inputs; dependence on suppliers and skilled labor; risks inherent in an agricultural business; vulnerability to rising energy costs; transportation risks; operating risk and insurance coverage; environmental and employee health and safety regulations; product liability risks; risks of product recalls; unfavorable publicity or consumer perception; risks relating to client acquisitions; growth-related risks; our history of net losses, and risks relating in incurring significant net losses in the future and not being able to achieve or maintain profitability; risks relating to additional financing; risks relating to conflicts of interest; risks relating to competition from other companies; reputational risk to third parties, potential regulatory non-compliance issues; litigation risks arising in the ordinary course of business; reliance on cash from subsidiaries; risks of employees or other agents engaging in corruption or bribery without GNB's knowledge; risk GNB may not be able to pay dividends; no assurance of sufficient liquid trading market for future GNB common shares; risk of losing foreign private issuer status; and other risk factors discussed herein or in documents incorporated by reference.
You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
This Website (including GNB Materials and the presentation thereof) is the property of GNB and its licensors, and may be protected by intellectual property laws, including copyright law, trademark law, patent law and other laws of Canada and other applicable jurisdictions.
Subject to these Terms, you are granted a limited license only to display and print the materials and information contained in this Website (collectively, the "GNB Materials”) for your own personal, non-commercial use; provided that such materials and information are not modified and that copyright and other intellectual property notices are not altered or deleted. You may not create derivative works from or otherwise reproduce, modify, republish or disseminate the GNB Materials, or any element thereof, in any manner or form whatsoever. Unless you have entered into a separate agreement with GNB, any other use of the GNB Materials without GNB's written permission is prohibited.
Any unauthorized use regarding publication, copying or modification of information in any of the GNB Materials, including trademarks, tradenames and design marks, may violate applicable legislation and may result in legal action.
6. ERRORS AND OMISSIONS
Although GNB believes the GNB Materials to be correct at the time they are posted, GNB: (i) does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or currency of same at all times; and (ii) cannot guarantee or accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, currency or completeness of the GNB Materials on this Website. Information contained in this Website does not constitute a solicitation or an offering of securities in any jurisdiction.
We have the right, but not the obligation, to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update the GNB Materials at any time, without prior notice to you (including after an order has been placed by you).
You acknowledge and agree that access to and use of this Website and the Services is primarily provided via the Internet and that your information, including personal information, may be transferred across national borders and stored or processed in any country in the world.
8. COMMUNICATIONS THROUGH THIS WEBSITE
The Internet is not a fully secure medium and any communication may be lost, intercepted or altered. GNB is not liable for any damages related to communications to, or from, this Website or the Services.
You may e-mail or otherwise provide us with your comments, suggestions or feedback (“Comments”). Should you do so, you agree that: (i) GNB and its affiliates have no obligation to you or any one else concerning such Comments; (ii) such Comments are non-confidential; (iii) GNB and its affiliates may use, disclose, distribute or copy such Comments (including any ideas, concepts or know-how contained in such Comments) for any purpose and without restriction or obligation to you or to anyone else; and (iv) such Comments are truthful and do not violate the legal rights of others.
10. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Links from or to websites outside this Website are provided for convenience only. We do not review, endorse, approve or control, and are not responsible for any sites linked from or to this Website, the content of those sites, the third parties named therein, or their products and services. Linking to any other site is at your sole risk and we will not be responsible or liable for any damages in connection with linking. GNB shall not be a party to any transaction between you and any third party including any third party advertising on this Website, and we shall not be liable for any losses or damages arising out of such interaction with any third party. Without limiting the foregoing, any link to a third party press release, media coverage, stock exchange website or analyst coverage should not be taken as an endorsement by us of the views, analysis or projections contained in such materials.
THE GNB MATERIALS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION INFORMATION REGARDING DIFFERENT STRAINS OF MEDICAL CANNABIS AND THEIR POTENTIAL SUITABILITY FOR TREATING DIFFERENT DIAGNOSES, ARE PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DO NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL, MEDICAL, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR AN OPINION OF ANY KIND. YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK SPECIFIC LEGAL AND/OR MEDICAL ADVICE BY CONTACTING A PROFESSIONAL.
THIS WEBSITE, THE SERVICES, THE PRODUCTS AND THE GNB MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “WHERE IS”, AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS, WITHOUT REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF THE GNB MATERIALS, UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, AND ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, MERCHANTABLE QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE, THE SERVICES, THE PRODUCTS AND THE GNB MATERIALS WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THIS WEBSITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL GNB OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS,OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SECURITY HOLDERS, PARTNERS OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “GNB PARTIES”) BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY (A) INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (EVEN IF ANY OF THE GNB PARTIES IS MADE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES), OR (B) ANY DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR LOSS OF OPPORTUNITY IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO ANY CLAIM, LOSS, DAMAGE, ACTION, SUIT OR OTHER PROCEEDING ARISING FROM, RELATED TO, OR IN CONNECTION WITH (I) THESE TERMS, (II) THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING ANY SITES LINKED FROM OR TO THIS WEBSITE), (III) THE GNB MATERIALS, (IV) THE SERVICES, (V) THE PRODUCTS, AND (VI) YOUR ACCESS, USE, OR RELIANCE OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING, WHETHER THE CLAIM IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR OTHERWISE.
IN EVERY EVENT, THE GNB PARTIES’ TOTAL MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO ANY CLAIM, LOSS, DAMAGE, ACTION, SUIT OR OTHER PROCEEDING ARISING FROM, RELATED TO, OR IN CONNECTION WITH (I) THESE TERMS, (II) THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING ANY SITES LINKED FROM OR TO THIS WEBSITE), (III) THE GNB MATERIALS, (IV) THE SERVICES, (V) THE PRODUCTS, AND (VI) YOUR ACCESS, USE, OR RELIANCE OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF: (A) TWENTY ($20.00) DOLLARS (CAD); AND (B) THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU FOR ANY PRODUCTS PURCHASED BY YOU THROUGH THIS WEBSITE IN THE SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE FINAL EVENT GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY.
THE CONSIDERATION BEING PAID HEREUNDER DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY CONSIDERATION FOR GNB TO ASSUME ANY RISKS BEYOND THOSE EXPRESSLY ASSUMED HEREIN AND IF ANY SUCH RISKS WERE TO BE ASSUMED BY GNB, GNB WOULD NOT HAVE ENTERED INTO THIS AGREEMENT WITHOUT CHARGING SUBSTANTIAL FEES.
Please note that certain jurisdictions do not allow limitation of liability or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. In such jurisdictions, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations, may not apply to you; and in any such case, our liability will be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
IN CONSIDERATION FOR ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO DEFEND AND INDEMNIFY THE GNB PARTIES AGAINST ANY LOSSES, LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, THREATS, ACTIONS, PROCEEDINGS, EXPENSES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY FEES AND COURT COSTS) IN ANY WAY ARISING FROM, RELATED TO, OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCTS OFFERED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, THE SERVICES, YOUR VIOLATION OF THE TERMS OR ANY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION, OR THE POSTING OR TRANSMISSION OF ANY MATERIALS ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE BY YOU, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIM THAT ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS PROVIDED BY YOU INFRINGE UPON ANY THIRD PARTY PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
14. TERM, TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION
As above, GNB may, at its sole discretion, at any time and from time to time, without notice, suspend your ability to use this Website and the Services and/or terminate these Terms or any of the licenses granted hereunder. Upon termination of these Terms, you shall immediately cease and desist from all use of this Website and the Services.
Sections 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17 – 20 will survive any termination or expiry of these Terms.
15. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These Terms and any documents expressly referred to in them represent the entire agreement between you and us in relation to the subject matter of the Terms, and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between you and us, whether oral or in writing. Both you and we acknowledge that, in entering into these Terms, neither you nor we have relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by the other or implied from anything said or written between you and us prior to such Terms, except as expressly stated in the Terms.
Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. A waiver by us of any default will not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default. No waiver by us is effective unless it is communicated to you in writing.
Any headings and titles herein are for convenience only.
These Terms are not assignable, transferable or sub-licensable by you except with GNB's prior written consent. We may assign, transfer or convey these Terms, or any of our rights hereunder to a third party without notice to you.
If any provision or part thereof of these Terms is wholly or partially unenforceable, the parties or, in the event the parties are unable to agree, a court of competent jurisdiction, shall put in place thereof an enforceable provision or provisions, or part thereof, that as nearly as possible reflects the terms of the unenforceable provision or part thereof.
20. GOVERNING LAW
Any claims or disputes arising from, related to, or in connection with (i) these Terms, (ii) this Website, (iii) the GNB Materials, (iv) the Services, (v) the Products, and (vi) your access, use, or reliance of any of the foregoing (each a “Dispute”) will be resolved in accordance with the laws in the Province of Ontario without regard to its conflict of law rules. Any such claims or disputes must be brought before the courts in the City of Toronto, Ontario and you irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction to obtain injunctive or other emergency or similar relief.
Except where prohibited by applicable law, you agree to waive any right you may have to commence or participate in any class action against the GNB Parties relating to any Dispute and you also agree to opt out of any class proceedings against GNB.
21. CONTACT INFORMATION
If you need to contact us regarding this Website, the Services, the Products or these Terms, please contact us by: (i) fax at 1-833-645-9428; (ii) email: firstname.lastname@example.org or (iii) mail us at: Great Northern Brands Limited, 400 Applewood Cresent, Suite 100, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada L4K 0C3.
These Terms were last updated on May 17, 2019.