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The protection of your personal information and the data you submit is important to us. Procedures are in place to safeguard your records and prevent unauthorized access.

Agreement regarding the use of the First Service Brokers Ltd. Web site.

The agreement contains the following sections:


Terms of Use

When you access the Web site of First Service Brokers Ltd. (hereinafter called “FSB”) you accept and agree to be bound by and comply with these terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”) described below as well as other locations on the Web site (hereinafter called “site”). Please take a moment to become familiar with the Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions may be changed at any time without notice. You agree to review the Terms and Conditions regularly and your continued access or use of the site will mean that you agree to be bound by any such changes. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions, you should immediately discontinue any use of this site.

The Terms and Conditions are of general application and shall be read together with and as supplementary to any disclaimer, term, or condition posted on the site.

If any provision of the Terms and Conditions is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from the rest of the Terms and Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

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Interpretation

When it is appropriate for the interpretation of the text, a word used in the masculine gender includes the feminine gender and vice versa.

Access and use of this site are subject to all laws and regulations applicable in the Province of Ontario. The products and services described on the site are available in Ontario only. This communication does not constitute an offer or solicitation by anyone in any jurisdiction in which the distribution of products and services by FSB is prohibited. Persons accessing this site are required to obtain information about and observe any relevant restrictions.

The terms, exclusions and conditions of the contracts relating to products and services mentioned on this site are not necessarily fully described. Their interpretation is governed by the terms and conditions of the contract applicable to the insurance or financial product purchased and by any applicable legislation. In case of any discrepancy between the contract or the policy and the Web site, the contract or the policy will apply.

Only residents of Ontario who can validly be bound by an agreement under applicable laws can use this site. Individuals residing in an area where the access to or use the site or any part of is illegal are not permitted to use the site. It is your responsibility to determine if you can legally use the site in compliance with all applicable laws.

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Protection of personal information/Privacy

The applicable provisions regarding management and protection of personal information collected on the site, as well as provisions regarding the safety of data and communication can be found in this section.


Confidentiality

When you contact FSB in the context of your file, either to obtain a quotation, buy an insurance policy, ask for advice, your insurance broker must, occasionally collect certain information, some of which may be personal information. By using this Web site, you authorize us to collect, hold, use or communicate personal information, as required, for the object of your file. We respect the applicable laws with regard to the use of your confidential personal information. Information transmitted to us in the context of our business relationship is divulged only to authorized personnel unless you authorize its release, the law requires it, or we must use it in transacting business on your behalf with insurance companies or companies offering various products and services in the fields of brokerage for the purpose of your file.

Your information will not be sold by FSB. Our procedures and systems are designed to protect your information from error, loss and unauthorized access. At any time, you can rectify any outdated or erroneous information or withdraw your consent by contacting us in writing. From time to time, we may contact you with respect to products and services offered or recommended by FSB which are likely to meet your needs.

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Information collected from the site

We may gather and store data on our site users’ activities. This is done on a collective rather than individual basis, so you can be certain that your on-line activities are not “monitored”. This information is used to determine problems with our servers, to manage the Web site and make it user-friendly. Personally identifiable information is neither required nor stored for further use, unless you are actually entering information to submit to us for inquiries or service.

FSB uses data files to help you through the procedure required to obtain a quote or to purchase an insurance policy. The files are used for your convenience and do not contain or transmit any personal data.

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Use of your information

The law may require us to disclose certain information about you to others without specific authorization. There are also circumstances in which your consent to disclose information is deemed to have been given either expressly or implicitly. We may need to release your information as follows:

  • To insurance support organization for the purpose of preventing or declaring fraudulent transactions;
  • To claim adjusters for the purpose of settling a claim;
  • To law enforcement or regulatory agencies.

The above are examples and generally such disclosures are rarely made. It is our practice to provide only as much information as is reasonably necessary to satisfy the intended purpose.

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Security

You are responsible for the security and confidentiality of your personal and financial information until actually received by FSB.

FSB does not warrant that any information, software or other material accessible through one of their links to other Web pages is free of viruses or other harmful components. Without the use of encryption, communication through the internet or electronic communication is not secure and privacy cannot be ensured.

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Copyright and Trademarks:

Copyright

The text, illustrations, graphics and images displayed on the site are and will remain at all times the property of FSB, unless stipulated otherwise herein. They cannot, under any circumstances, be sold, reproduced, copied, modified, published or distributed, in whole or in part, as the case may be, without express permission from FSB. Permission is granted to download, print, and make copies of the information provided for personal use.

The texts of the site can be cited provided that the source (www.firstservicebrokers.com)and its address (http://www.fsbgroup.ca//fsb-group) be clearly indicated, in text or as hyperlink, and that FSB’s permission is granted.

The site is protected by Copyright laws and International Agreements on such matters, and its content cannot be altered without infringing on the author’s rights and his/her moral rights.

No content from this site may be transmitted to newsgroups, mail lists, or electronic bulletin boards, or incorporated into any other internet Web site nor may links be created to this site without the prior written consent of FSB, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

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Trademarks

Certain names, words, titles, phrases, logos, icons, graphics or designs or other content in the pages of the site are, as the case may be, trade names or trademarks of FSB, its affiliates or its subsidiaries, registered and/or used in Canada (“marks”) or in other countries, as the case may be, and represent only part of their intellectual property.

Certain names, words, titles, logos, icons, graphics or designs or other content in the pages of the site can constitute trademarks or trade names, registered or not, property of third parties and may be used under license. The display of trademarks and trade names on pages at the site does not imply that a license of any kind has been granted to anyone else. The users are not permitted to use these marks or names without express consent from FSB or from the third party properties of these marks or names.

The information is for your personal and private use only. Any unauthorized downloading, re-transmission, or other copying or modification of trademarks and/or the contents of the site may be a violation of any federal or other law that may apply to trademarks and/or copyrights and give rise to legal action.

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Liability

FSB completely disclaims all liability, whether based in contract tort, strict liability or otherwise, arising from the use of the information contained on this site buy any user. Further, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, in no event shall FSB be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or special damages, losses, claims or expenses arising out of the use of the information herein, or in any way connected with access to use of the site, even if the users have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

If we are provided with false or misleading information, you may not receive proper advice, coverage, products or service. False or misleading information may also result in certain coverage and policies being cancelled or voided, and could result in a claim for coverage being denied.

The materials and information on this site are provided “as is”, and without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied.

Without limiting the above, FSB does not represent or warrant that the site or its content will be available or will function without interruption or that it will be free of errors or that any errors will be corrected. In addition, it does not represent or warrant that the use of the site and, including the browsing and downloading of any content, will be free of viruses or other destructive or disruptive components or that your use of the site and its content will not infringe the intellectual property or other rights of any third party.

When using the site, take reasonable precautions to scan for computer viruses and other items of a destructive nature. It is also up to you to ensure that you have a complete and current backup of the information contained on your computer system prior to using the site.

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Content

Information provided by First Service Brokers Ltd., Financial Service Brokers Ltd. is represented to have been accurate and reliable when posted on the site, but we cannot guarantee that is accurate or complete or current at all times. The information on this Web site is for information purposes only and is not intended to provide financial, legal, legal accounting or tax advice and should not be relied upon in that regard. For advice please consult your financial, legal, accounting or tax specialist.

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With questions or comments please contact us at 905-731-5177 or email us at info@fsbgroup.ca.