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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets forth the policies of BlackOre Research Inc. ("BlackOre") with respect to non-public personal information that BlackOre may collect through this website (the "Site"). These policies apply to individuals only and may be changed at any time, provided that if we make any substantial change to this Privacy Policy, we will post a prominent announcement on the Site and will post the updated Privacy Policy here.

BlackOre may disclose some personal information as part of its business operations and to its affiliates, and except as permitted by law, to BlackOre's legal counsel and regulators and to certain service providers, such as a third party that hosts this Site.

An individual who contact BlackOre and accepts this Privacy Policy agrees to allow BlackOre and its staff or affiliates to contact the individual via any of the form of communication the individual provides through the contact form, unless a written request is made by the individual to BlackOre to discontinue further contact.

This Site may use "cookies," which may automatically collect certain information and data. "Cookies" are small pieces of data sent to your computer browser from BlackOre's web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. The data identifies you as a unique user and facilitates your ongoing access to and use of this Site. Cookies also help BlackOre diagnose problems with BlackOre's server or third party hosting service.

BlackOre seeks to carefully safeguard your private information and, to that end, restrict access to non-public personal information about you to those employees and to certain other persons, including service providers such as a third party that hosts this Site, who need to know such information.

If you have any questions or comments about BlackOre's Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact BlackOre at contact@blackore.com.

 

Email Disclaimer

NOTICE TO RECIPIENTS: Emails from BlackOre Research Inc. (“BlackOre”) is confidential and may be a privileged communication. If you are not an intended recipient, please delete it immediately and notify BlackOre at contact@blackore.com. Do not use this email or any attachments to promote, recommend or market any transaction, or for the purpose of any dealings that are illegal in the country of residence of the recipient. This communication is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an indication of interest to purchase any security, option, commodity, future, loan or currency. It is not a commitment to make any investment or engage in any research work. BlackOre makes no representation that the information contained in this communication is accurate or complete. We do not provide legal, tax, investment or accounting advice. Email may contain viruses and other defects, may not be accurately replicated on all computers, and may be intercepted.

BlackOre Research Inc. is a private limited company incorporated in Canada, providing independent research reports governed by guidelines recommended as best practice by the CFA Institute, a self-regulatory body of investment professionals. BlackOre makes no representation that the CFA Institute has verified BlackOre’s compliance in any way. BlackOre is not registered with the any securities regulatory commission or other regulatory authorities in the United States, the People's Republic of China or any other jurisdiction to conduct any regulated activities.

 

User Agreement

By accessing or using this BlackOre Research Inc. ("BlackOre") website (the "Site"), you hereby accept and agree to comply with the terms and conditions set forth in this User Agreement. This User Agreement is a binding agreement between you and BlackOre, and governs your access and use of the Site, which includes any text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, information, data, tools, products, services and other content (together, "Content"), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression and arrangement of the Content available on or through the Site. You may contact BlackOre by e-mail at contact@blackore.com with questions about the terms and conditions of this User Agreement.

 

1.     BlackOre grants you a limited right to use the Site. 

  • Your right to use the Site is subject to your agreement to abide by this User Agreement in its entirety, as well as any other rules, procedures, policies, terms or conditions that govern all or any portion of the Site.
  • At any time and for any reason BlackOre may revoke your right to use all or any portion of the Site.
  • You may not violate or attempt to violate the security of the Site.

 

2.     The Site is owned by BlackOre, its affiliates and/or third parties. 

  • The Site is protected by one or more copyrights, patents, database rights, trademarks, or other intellectual property and proprietary rights that are owned by BlackOre, its affiliates or third parties.
  • You may not decompose, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise deconstruct all or any portion of the Site.
  • You may not publish, broadcast, retransmit, reproduce, repackage, frame, commercially exploit, create any derivative of or otherwise redistribute all or any portion of the Site except as explicitly permitted in this User Agreement.
  • You may print copies of any accessible portion of the Site only for your own personal use. You may discuss information that you learn from the Site with your financial, legal or tax advisors, and others with whom you share investment decisions.
  • You may not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice or legend contained on (or printed from) the Site.

 

3.     You make certain representations and warranties regarding your use of the Site. 

  •  You represent and warrant that:
    • you have full authority and all rights necessary to enter into and fully perform all of your obligations pursuant to this User Agreement;
    • you have not and you will not enter into any agreement or perform any act which might contravene the purposes or effects of this User Agreement; and
    • you will not delete any Content.

 

4.     All Content is for informational purposes only. 

  • Nothing on the Site is an invitation, offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security.
  • Nothing on the Site is a recommendation that you purchase, sell or hold any security or other investment, or that you pursue any investment style or strategy.
  • Nothing on the Site is an advice that purports to be tailored to your needs or the needs of any person or company receiving the advice.

 

5.     There are various risks you assume in relying on the Content. 

  • Dated Content speaks only as of the date indicated.
  • BlackOre makes reasonable efforts to provide accurate Content, but at times BlackOre may not promptly update or correct the Site even if it is aware that it is inaccurate, outdated or otherwise inappropriate.
  • BlackOre may change all or any portion of the Site at any time without notice to you.
  • BlackOre does not endorse the opinions of, or warrant the accuracy of facts or other Content contributed by, any third party.
  • You agree that BlackOre is not liable for any action you take or decision you make in reliance on any Content.

 

6.     BlackOre is not liable for any technological problems and any impact that it may have. 

  • All or any portion of the Site may not be available and may not function properly at any time.
  • BlackOre makes reasonable efforts to avoid technological problems, but at any time the Site may have and may cause technological problems such as viruses and other damaging computer programming routines or engines.
  • BlackOre takes reasonable security precautions when using the Internet, telephone or other means to transport data or other communications, but disclaims liability for any interception of data or communications.
  • BlackOre makes reasonable efforts to ensure that the Site is secure but does not guarantee the security of the Site.
  • BlackOre is not liable for any damage or injury caused by the performance or failure of performance of all or any portion of the Site.
  • BlackOre is not liable for any defects, delays or errors in or resulting from your use of the Site.

 

7.     BlackOre is not responsible for information on any third party website that is referred in, or accessible or connected by hyperlink to, the Site. 

  • If you access any third party website through the Site or otherwise, you do so at your own risk.
  • Hyperlinks to or from the Site do not constitute third party endorsement of, sponsorship by or affiliation with us.

 

8.     BlackOre has the right but not the obligation to monitor and record activity on the Site and respond as it deems appropriate. 

  • BlackOre may monitor and record activity on the Site for any reason or for no reason.
  • BlackOre may investigate any complaint or reported violation of its policies.
  • BlackOre may report any activity that it suspects may violate any law or regulation to regulators, law enforcement officials or other persons or entities that it deems appropriate.
  • BlackOre may issue warnings, suspend or terminate use of the Site, deny access to all or part of the Site or take any other action that it deems appropriate.

 

9.     BlackOre will abide by its privacy policy. 

  • Personal non-public information that BlackOre gathers from you will be governed by its Privacy Policy.

 

10.   BLACKORE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE THAT THE LAW ALLOWS IT TO DISCLAIM. 

  • THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE."
  • BLACKORE DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF:
    • MERCHANTABILITY,
    • FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND
    • NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHTS.
  • WITHOUT LIMITING ITS GENERAL DISCLAIMER, BLACKORE DOES NOT WARRANT THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, FUNCTIONALITY, RELIABILITY, SEQUENCING OR SPEED OF DELIVERY OF THE SITE OR ANY PART OF THE CONTENT.

 

11.   BLACKORE'S LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE IS LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. 

  • IN NO EVENT WILL BLACKORE OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES HOWEVER CAUSED ARISING OUT OF THIS USER AGREEMENT, THE SITE, THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SITE.
  • BLACKORE'S LIABILITY IS LIMITED EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THE DAMAGES THAT YOU SUFFER OR IF ANY REMEDY YOU HAVE FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
  • UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF BLACKORE, ITS AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES TO ANY USER OF THE SITE WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE IS $100.
  • THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY AND ALL DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING THOSE CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF OR USE OF ANY ASSET, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.

 

12.   You will be responsible for any liability to BlackOre that arises out of your breach of this User Agreement or your use of the Site. 

  • You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless BlackOre and its affiliates, agents, employees and third party sources from and against any and all suits, losses, claims, demands, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) that arise from or relate to:
    • your use of the Site,
    • your breach of this User Agreement or any representation, warranty or covenant made by you in this User Agreement,
    • your violation of any applicable law, statute, ordinance, regulation or of any third party's rights, or
    • claims asserted by third parties which, if proven, would place you in breach of representations, warranties, covenants or other provisions contained in this User Agreement.

 

13.   YOU AGREE TO RESOLVE BY ARBITRATION ANY CONTROVERSY ARISING BETWEEN YOU AND BLACKORE OR ANY OF ITS RESPECTIVE CONTROL PERSONS, PREDECESSORS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS AND EMPLOYEES. 

  • With respect to the resolution of any such controversy, you further acknowledge that:
    • Arbitration is final and binding on the parties.
    • The parties are waiving their right to seek remedies in court, including the right to jury trial.
    • Pre-arbitration discovery is generally more limited than and different from court proceedings.
    • The arbitrators' award is not required to include factual findings or legal reasoning and any party's right to appeal or to seek modification of rulings by the arbitrators is strictly limited.
    • Any arbitration under this User Agreement shall be conducted in the Province of British Columbia pursuant to the International Commercial Arbitration Rules, except to the extent that such rules are modified by this User Agreement. Arbitration is initiated by a party serving the other party with a written demand for arbitration or a written notice of intention to arbitrate.
  • No person shall bring a putative or certified class action to arbitration nor seek to enforce any pre-dispute arbitration agreement against any person who has initiated in court a putative class action or who is a member of a putative class who has not opted out of the class with respect to any claims encompassed by the putative class action until:
    • the class certification is denied;
    • the class is decertified; or
    • the customer is excluded from the class by the court. Such forbearance to enforce an agreement to arbitrate shall not constitute a waiver of any rights under this User Agreement except to the extent stated herein.

 

14.   Laws of British Columbia, Canada govern this User Agreement. 

  • Any issue concerning the extent to which any dispute is subject to arbitration, or concerning the applicability, interpretation, or enforceability of these procedures, including any contention that all or part of these procedures are invalid or unenforceable, shall be governed by the International Commercial Arbitration Rules at the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre and resolved by the arbitrators. All other issues shall be governed by the law of the Province of British Columbia, without regard to its choice of law rules.

 

15.   You will be bound by revised versions of this User Agreement that BlackOre posts on the Site. 

  • Modifications will be effective immediately upon posting unless BlackOre indicates otherwise.
  • Your use of the Site indicates your full acceptance of this User Agreement in its then-current form each time you use the Site.

 

16.   You are bound by certain other general conditions. 

  • BlackOre may assign this User Agreement in whole or in part at any time without your consent. You may not assign this User Agreement or delegate any of your obligations under this User Agreement. Any purported assignment of this User Agreement in violation of its terms is void.
  • If any provision of this User Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible and the remaining provisions of this User Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
  • This User Agreement constitutes the entire understanding, and supersedes all other understandings, between you and BlackOre concerning the subject matter hereof.