Last updated January 2021.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING AND USING OUR WEBSITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES. By accessing and using the Websites and Social Media pages, you agree to be bound by all the Terms set forth herein. A copy of these Terms may be downloaded, saved and printed for your reference.
I. AGE OF MAJORITY
To use our Websites and Social Media pages, you must be the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence and, in respect of the Recreational Use Websites and certain Social Media pages, you must be at least 19 years of age or older, regardless of the age of majority in your jurisdiction.
II. OWNERSHIP / RESTRICTIONS ON USE
The Websites and Social Media pages are owned and/or operated by Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc. or its affiliates and related companies. Any and all content, data, graphics, photographs, images, audio, video, software, systems, processes, trademarks, trade names and other information including, without limitation, the “look and feel” of the Websites and Social Media pages (collectively, the “Content”) are proprietary to Neptune or third-party licensors. The Content is protected by Canadian, United States and international copyright and trademark laws.
Except as set forth herein, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, publish, post, transmit, distribute, display, perform, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any Content, in whole or in part, without the express prior written consent of Neptune. You may download, print and reproduce the Content for your own non-commercial, informational purposes provided you agree to maintain any and all copyright or other proprietary notices contained in such Content, and to cite the URL source of such Content. Reproduction of multiple copies of the Content, in whole or in part, for resale or distribution is strictly prohibited except with the prior written permission of Neptune. To request written consent for such reproduction, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
III. USER-GENERATED CONTENT
Our Websites and Social Media pages may permit the submission of content, such as opinions, advice, information, photographs, comments, and reviews generated by you (“User Content”).
You are solely responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it. Any User Content or other material, information, feedback, suggestions or other ideas that you submit to or post or publish on the Websites or Social Media pages is non-confidential and non-proprietary and we may adopt, adapt or otherwise use any User Content (in whole or in part) without any compensation or notice to you.
By submitting User Content, you represent and warrant to Neptune that: (i) your User Content does not violate any copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or other intellectual property right, any right of privacy or publicity of any third party or any applicable law, rule or regulation; (ii) you own or have the legal right to use and authorize Neptune to use and reproduce your User Content as contemplated in these Terms, including written consent to use of any product or the name, voice, likeness or any other applicable personal rights of each identifiable person featured or referenced in your User Content; and (iii) your User Content does not violate the User Code of Conduct set forth below.
As between you and Neptune, you will retain all of your ownership rights in and to your User Content. By submitting User Content to our Websites or Social Media pages, you hereby grant to Neptune a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) and transferable right and license to use, reproduce, distribute, edit, modify, translate, reformat, prepare derivative works based upon, display publicly, perform publicly and otherwise exploit (including but not limited to over the Internet, broadcast television or any other uses or media) your User Content, in whole or in part, including future rights that Neptune (or its successor) may otherwise become entitled to that do not yet exist, as well as new uses, media, means and forms of exploitation throughout the universe exploiting current or future technology yet to be developed to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. You also waive your moral rights to the User Content, and hereby grant each user of the Websites or Social Media pages a non-exclusive license to access your User Content through the Websites or Social Media pages, as applicable.
Neptune does not endorse any User Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein. Neptune is not responsible for the accuracy of User Content that is not specifically posted by Neptune. Neptune reserves the right but is not obligated to monitor User Content or other content sent to or through the Websites or Social Media pages. Neptune has the right to restrict, block, refuse, remove or delete any User Content or user and/or to terminate any user’s account and access to the Websites or Social Media pages if Neptune determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that such User Content or user violates or has violated these Terms. Neptune takes no responsibility for and expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with any User Content.
IV. SOCIAL MEDIA
Neptune recognizes the value and power of social media channels for communication with patients, health care professionals, and the community. Social media channels include, but are not limited to: (i) posts on social networking or affinity sites (such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn); (ii) blogs and other on-line journals and diaries; (iii) bulletin boards and chat rooms; (iv) microblogging, such as Twitter; (v) posts of video or audio on media-sharing sites, such as YouTube or Flickr; and (vi) other online forums, message boards, discussion groups, blogs and wikis (collectively “Social Media”).
Neptune is active on Social Media and recognizes that these are public forums and it cannot protect information posted by users to its Social Media pages, including personal information. Neptune welcomes open discussion, but we request that users remain respectful and constructive in their comments and posts (“Social Media Content”). This relates not only to Social Media Content directed to Neptune, but to other users on our Social Media pages as well.
In addition to these Terms, which include the User Code of Conduct set forth below, Neptune requires users to comply with guidelines currently in place on Social Media channels that are being used to communicate Social Media Content.
Neptune reserves the right but is not obligated to monitor Social Media Content posted on its Social Media pages. Neptune has the right to restrict, block, refuse, remove or delete any Social Media Content or user if Neptune determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that such Social Media Content or user violates or has violated these Terms or those of the Social Media channel. Neptune takes no responsibility for and expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Social Media Content posted on its Social Media pages.
V. USER CODE OF CONDUCT
By submitting User Content, posting Social Media Content on our Social Media pages, and as a condition of your continued access to and use of our Websites, you agree to abide by all applicable federal, provincial, territorial, local and other laws and regulations and the “User Code of Conduct” set forth below. Specifically, in addition, without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to:
1. Submit any User Content or post any Social Media Content that violates third-party intellectual property or proprietary rights (including, without limitation, any privacy and publicity rights);
2. Upload, post, share, comment, e‑mail or otherwise transmit (including by posting/forwarding links) any statements, material, Social Media Content or User Content that:
a) constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation or commercial electronic message;
c) promotes links that showcase sexual content of any kind;
d) contains false, misleading or deceptive content related to, or including, Neptune’s name or its brands, or disperses confidential or proprietary business information;
e) impersonates a customer, client, partner or employee of Neptune;
f) contains any form of destructive software such as a virus, worm, Trojan horse, time bomb, cancelbot, or any other harmful components or any other computer file, program or code, designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment; or
g) otherwise encourages violence or offensive activity of any kind or criminal conduct or that would give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law or regulation in any jurisdiction;
3. harvest or otherwise collect, use or store any information (including personal information) about other users of the Websites or Social Media pages, including e‑mail addresses, or use any User Content or Social Media Content without the express consent of such users;
4. for the purpose of misleading others, create a false identity of the sender or the origin of a message, forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any material transmitted through the Websites or posted on our Social Media pages;
5. attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Websites or Social Media pages, other computer systems or networks connected to the Websites or Social Media pages, through password mining or any other means;
6. interfere with or disrupt networks or servers connected to the Websites or Social Media pages or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; or
7. use, download or otherwise copy, or provide to any person or entity any Website or Social Media user directory or other user or usage information or any portion thereof other than in the context of your use of the Websites or Social Media.
Neptune retains the right, at its sole discretion, to deny access and use of the Websites or Social Media to anyone, at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, for violation of these Terms. You will cease and desist from using the Websites or Social Media pages immediately upon request by Neptune to do so.
VI. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES
Our Websites or Social Media pages might offer you links to other sites on the Internet such as applicable provincial cannabis stores that are owned and operated by third parties and that are not affiliated with Neptune. Please understand that Neptune has no control over the content of such websites or social media pages. Consequently, Neptune cannot be held liable and makes no warranty or representation whatsoever as to the accuracy, timeliness and/or completeness of the information contained on such websites or social media pages.
The links which we might place on our Websites and Social Media pages do not imply that we sponsor, endorse or are affiliated or associated with, or have been legally authorized to use any trade-mark, trade name, service mark, design, logo, symbol or other copyrighted materials displayed on or accessible through such sites.
VII. DISCLAIMER / LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE LAWS OF CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LEGAL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR REPRESENTATIONS, OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OR CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE BELOW EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
ACCORDINGLY, THE WEBSITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES, INCLUDING THE CONTENT, ARE BEING PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEPTUNE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEPTUNE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS ON THE WEBSITES OR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
IN NO EVENT SHALL NEPTUNE, ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITES OR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES OR ANY CONTENT, EVEN IF NEPTUNE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WE DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY OR CURRENCY OF ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING USER CONTENT OR SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Neptune, its affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and licensors from and against any and all losses, expenses, damages, claims, fines, penalties, costs and liabilities (including reasonable legal and accounting fees), resulting from: (i) your (or anyone acting under your password or username) use of the Websites or Social Media pages; (ii) any alleged violation by you of these Terms; or (iii) any actual or alleged infringement of third-party intellectual property or other proprietary rights in connection with the User Content or Social Media Content.
X. CHANGES AND TERMINATION
EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, Neptune reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Websites (or any part thereof) or the Social Media pages with or without notice. Further, Neptune reserves the right to change these Terms at any time and to notify you by posting an updated version of the Terms on its Websites. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms, including, without limitation, by checking the date of “Last Updated” at the top of this document. Continued use of the Websites or Social Media pages after any such changes shall constitute your consent to be bound by such changes, with continued provision of the use of the Websites or Social Media pages constituting consideration from Neptune to you for so being bound. Your only right with respect to any dissatisfaction with: (i) these Terms; (ii) any policy or practice of ours in operating the Websites or Social Media pages; or (iii) any Content available through the Websites or Social Media pages, is to stop purchasing our products or visiting and using the Websites or Social Media pages, as applicable.
“Neptune” is a trademark of Neptune. Other marks, graphics, typefaces, trademarks and logos appearing on the Websites or Social Media pages are trademarks or trade dress of Neptune. All other trademarks appearing on the Websites or Social Media pages are property of their respective owners. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used in any manner for any purpose without our express prior written consent.
XII. APPLICABLE LAWS
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN AND SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, these Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Quebec and of the laws of Canada applicable therein, and any dispute is to be submitted to a court of competent jurisdiction in the judicial district of Laval, Province of Quebec.
If any provision of the present Terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then such provision shall be severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. A printed copy of these Terms and of any notice in electronic form shall be admissible in any judicial or administrative proceedings to the same extent and under the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
Notices to you may be made via e‑mail or regular mail, or in cases of changes to these Terms, by posting notices or links to such notices on the Websites themselves.
XIV. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
If you have any questions or comments regarding these Terms, please contact us at email@example.com.