GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE

The Site, including all Content and Services, has been developed by Tologix Expert Systems Inc. ("Investor-State LawGuide") and/or its suppliers and/or affiliates, and is protected by copyright law, patent law, trade-mark law, and other intellectual property laws of Canada and other countries. 

In consideration for Subscription Fee, the provision of a time-limited opportunity to have the content and services of the Site exposed and marketed to the Subscriber, as well as for other good and valuable consideration, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the Subscriber agrees that BY VISITING AND USING THE SITE THE SUBSCRIBER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS. ANY INFRINGEMENT OF INVESTOR-STATE LAWGUIDE RIGHTS OR ANY APPLICABLE LAW WILL RESULT IN AN APPROPRIATE LEGAL ACTION. INVESTOR-STATE LAWGUIDE DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENCES WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE SITE WHATSOEVER. 

By visiting and using the Site the Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Site, including its Content and Services, comprises a collective work and/or a compilation of individual original and derived works, pursuant to Canadian, U.S. and other countries' laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Subscriber may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, make available, or in any way exploit any of the Investor-State LawGuide Content, software, materials or Services, in whole or in part. 

The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Site and its Content and Services comprise subject matter that is described in and protected by patents and/or patent applications in accordance with international law and the laws of Canada and other countries, including provisionals, divisionals, continuations, continuations-in-part, renewals, re-issues, substitute applications, and designs. The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Subscriber may not make, construct, sell, license, or use or cause to be used in any way, any Investor-State LawGuide Content or Service without the explicit written consent of Investor-State-LawGuide. 

The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the name Investor-State LawGuide and all names, logos and slogans used on the Site are trade-names, trade-marks or registered trade-marks of their respective owners and may not be used without the prior written consent of the Investor-State LawGuide. 

The Subscriber may include a link on its website to the Site provided that the Subscriber does not link to the Site any third party website that contains content which is illegal, obscene, infringing or negatively impacts on Investor-State LawGuide’s reputation, or is otherwise inappropriate. Investor-State LawGuide reserves the right to refuse, or to demand that the Subscriber immediately remove from its website, any link that Investor-State LawGuide in its sole discretion considers objectionable. 

SUBSCRIBERS' AND VISITORS' TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE  

By using and/or visiting the Site, the Subscriber signifies its agreement to these Terms and Conditions, which constitutes an agreement between the Subscriber and Investor- State LawGuide. If the Subscriber does not agree, then it shall not use the Site and Services. These Terms and Conditions apply to all Subscribers and other persons visiting Subscriber-only Areas of the Site including persons with free trial access. Investor-State LawGuide reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time without advance notice. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAIN IMPORTANT LEGAL TERMS AND SHOULD BE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE THE SUBSCRIBER USES THE SITE AND SERVICES. 

1. Definitions  

“Content” means: all documents, including support documentation; software code, including static, dynamic, source code and/or object code; information; data; text; content; photographs; graphics; interfaces; algorithms, codes or other functional material or indicia relating to the functioning of the Site and its Services, or any portion thereof; derived works, including any Content modified by Investor-State LawGuide, including but not limited to modified text or documents, modified layout of text or documents (including changes to “look and feel”, cropping, addition of enumeration/indication of paragraph, line, page, footnote and/or any other documentary delineation), inclusion of additional commentary or redaction, corrections, modifications to format, addition of visible, non-visible, embedded, functional or other indications and/or codes to facilitate readability or services, or otherwise any Content having a Investor-State LawGuide indication. 

“Investor-State LawGuide” means Tologix Expert Systems Inc.

“ISLG Group” means (a) Investor-State LawGuide, its affiliates and any officer, director, employee, subcontractor, successor or assign of Investor-State LawGuide and its affiliates; and (b) each third party supplier of Content, their affiliates, and any officer, director, employee, subcontractor, agent, successor, or assign of any third party supplier of Content or any of their affiliates.

“Non-functional Content” refers to Content that includes documents or other texts relating solely to legal information, commentary, references, caselaw, treaties, decisions, artistic works, literary works, and compilation works, and in no way comprising any Content relating to any Service or function of the Site. 

“Site” means the Investor-State LawGuide website: http://www.investorstatelawguide.com, mirror sites, and related websites. 

“Services” refers to any functional aspect of the Site, including, but not limited to: the Site and the Site functions and software and software functions, including but not limited to displaying of Content, searching of Content, downloading/uploading of Content, printing of Content, locating subject matter within Content, associating two or more items of Content or locations therein, publishing Content and/or making Content available. 

“Subscriber” means: 

a) in the case of an organization subscribing to the Services, including access to the Subscriber-only Areas of the Site, in accordance with Investor-State LawGuide’s subscription requirements, such organization, as well as each individual belonging to that organization who has access to the Services and the Subscriber-only Areas; 

b) an individual subscribing to the Services, including access to the Subscriber-only Areas of the Site, in accordance with Investor-State LawGuide’s subscription requirements; and 

c) an organization, individual belonging to an organization or an individual visiting the Subscriber-only Areas of the Site including persons with free trial access. 

“Subscription Fee” means the fee paid by the Subscriber in consideration for use of the Site and Services.

“Terms and Conditions” means this document in its entirety. 

“Third Party Materials” has the meaning set out in Article 3. 

“User Account” refers to the account assigned by a Subscriber to an individual as part of Investor-State LawGuide’s subscription requirements. 

2. Description of the Services 

The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the purpose of the Site is: 

a) to provide information on international investment protection treaties and dispute settlement thereunder; and

b) to facilitate legal research. 

The Services on or provided by the Site consist of: 

a) information and resources on international investment protection treaties and dispute settlement thereunder; 

b) research tools, document download facilities and browsing tools for Subscribers, including the Subject Navigator, Article Citator, Jurisprudence Citators, Terms & Phrases, Full Text Search tools and any other tools as may be added.

3. Links to Third Party Websites  

The Site may provide links or references to other Internet sites maintained by third parties over which Investor- State LawGuide has no control. Such links are provided merely as a convenience to users of the Site. The ISLG Group takes no responsibility for the content of such sites and makes no representations to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on such sites, and shall have no liability for any damages or injuries of any kind arising from such content or information. The ISLG Group has no responsibility for the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by other websites.

Consequently, it is up to the Subscriber to exercise discretion in its use of such content. Likewise, the Subscriber is responsible for assuming all inherent risks, particularly when the Subscriber relies on the timeliness, usefulness or completeness of the content made available on or through the sites or sources referred to by the Site.  

Links leading to software download sites are provided for the Subscriber’s convenience; the ISLG Group is not liable for any difficulty arising from the download or any other aspect of any such software applications.  

The Subscriber may include a link on its website to the Site provided that the Subscriber does not link to the Site any site that contains content which is illegal, obscene, infringing or negatively impacts on Investor-State LawGuide’s reputation, or is otherwise inappropriate. Investor-State LawGuide reserves the right to refuse, or to demand that the Subscriber immediately remove from its website, any link that Investor-State LawGuide in its sole discretion considers objectionable. 

4. Collection, Use and Disclosure of Information   

On the Site, information may be collected in two ways: (1) non-personal information that is automatically collected in the course of using the Site; and (2) personal information a Subscriber voluntarily provides. Personal information is generally any information that can be used to distinguish, identify or contact an individual, but does not include business contact information or publicly available information.  

(a) Non-personal information that is automatically collected in the course of using the Site  

Investor-State LawGuide collects statistical information on load factors on the Site generally and its components. This information is analyzed to help us further develop features and functionally that better respond to the interests of the Site’s users. Investor-State LawGuide also notes the type and version of browsers that are used and related technical information, to ensure that the Site is technically accessible and to monitor and maintain the security of the Site.  

(b) Personal and subscription information a Subscriber voluntarily provides

The Subscriber provides information on a voluntary basis when subscribing to the Site (such as organization type, full name and e-mail address). Investor-State LawGuide may use the information the Subscriber provides in the following ways:  

· to provide the Services, including to verify the Subscriber’s identity and allow the Subscriber to access appropriate/authorized areas and communicate with the Subscriber about the Site and the Services;  

· to administer operations; 

· for automatic system operation like email notification; and 

· to contact the Subscriber regarding subscription services. 

Protecting the privacy of personal information is important to Investor-State LawGuide. Investor-State LawGuide will collect, use and disclose personal information only as provided for in the Privacy Policy (see Privacy Policy below). 

BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS, THE SUBSCRIBER IS ALSO AGREEING TO THE PRIVACY POLICY.  

5. Intellectual Property Rights  

The Site, including all the Content and Services, has been developed by Investor-State LawGuide and/or its suppliers and/or affiliates, and is protected by copyright law, patent law, trade secret law, trade-mark law, and other intellectual property laws of Canada and other countries, in addition to the covenants and obligations as set forth by these Terms and Conditions.  

THE SUBSCRIBER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS. ANY INFRINGEMENT OF INVESTOR-STATE LAWGUIDE RIGHTS, ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF THE SITE OR ANY BREACH OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN WILL RESULT IN AN APPROPRIATE LEGAL ACTION. THE ISLG GROUP DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENCES WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF CONTENT WHATSOEVER.  

 

The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Site, including the Content and Services, comprises a collective work and/or a compilation of individual original and derived works, pursuant to Canadian and United States copyright laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Subscriber may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, make available, or in any way exploit any of the Investor-State LawGuide Content, software, materials or Services, in whole or in part, except as explicitly provided for herein.  

The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Site and its Content and Services comprise subject matter that are described in and protected by patents and/or patent applications in accordance with international law and the laws of Canada and other countries, including provisionals, divisionals, continuations, continuations-in-part, renewals, re-issues, substitute applications, and designs. The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the Subscriber may not make, construct, sell, license, or use or cause to be used in any way, any Investor-State LawGuide Content or Service without explicit consent of Investor-State LawGuide. The Subscriber further acknowledges and agrees that, to the extent that any Content or Service is not described in any patent or patent application, and is not publicly available, no such Content or Service will be disclosed to any third party.  

The Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the name Investor-State LawGuide and all names, logos and slogans used on the Site are the trade-names, trade-marks or registered trade-marks of their respective owners, are used on the Site with the permission of their respective owners, and may not be used without the prior written consent of the owner. Investor-State LawGuide is a trademark owned by Tologix Expert Systems Inc.  

The Subscriber is authorized to copy Non-Functional Content published on the Site for Subscriber use only, provided that any such copy shall retain all Investor-State LawGuide copyright, watermark and/or any other proprietary notices, as well as any disclaimer contained therewith.  

Subject to any other Terms or Conditions herein, the Subscriber is authorized to:  

a) use the Services and browse and search the Content;  

b) download and store insubstantial portions of Content to a storage device within the Subscriber’s exclusive control, solely:  

i) to display internally the Non-Functional Content;

ii) to quote and excerpt from Non-Functional Content by electronic cutting and pasting or other means in work product created by the Subscriber in the regular course of its research and work;

iii) to print and make photocopies and electronic copies of Non-Functional Content which result from browsing or searching for Subscriber’s own use and to quote and excerpt from such Non-Functional Content in work product created by the Subscriber in the regular course of its research and work; and

iv) for as long as is reasonably required for the authorized use of such insubstantial portions of Content.

The Subscriber shall not, without the written permission of Investor-State LawGuide:  

a) copy all or part of the Content or Services, save and excerpt insubstantial portions as limited above, onto a memory storage facility of any computer, and keep on such storage facility;  

b) publish, sell, lease, rent, license, sub-license, transfer, market, distribute, redistribute, make available (including by coding, framing, linking or other means) or otherwise part with all or part of the Content in any manner or in any form;  

c) copy, modify, alter, disassemble, de-compile, translate or convert into human readable form, or reverse engineer, all or any part of the Services or Content;  

d) use all or part of the Services or Content to develop any derivative works;  

e) remove, obscure, or alter Investor-State LawGuide’s or any third party’s copyright notice, watermark, trade marks, or other legal or proprietary rights notices affixed to or contained within or accessed in conjunction with or through the Site; or  

f) access, facilitate access to, alter, or remove object or source code of the Site or its Services, including by way of bots, malware, spyware, virus, or any unauthorized computing product or software.  

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trade-name or trade-mark of Investor-State LawGuide or any third party. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any copyright, or any other legal or proprietary right, of Investor-State LawGuide or its licensors.  

6. Not Legal Advice   

INVESTOR-STATE LAWGUIDE AND THE SITE DO NOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE OF ANY NATURE. IN NO EVENT WILL THE ISLG GROUP BE LIABLE TO THE SUBSCRIBER OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY THE SUBSCRIBER OR ANYONE ELSE IN RELIANCE UPON THE INVESTOR- STATE LAWGUIDE CONTENT OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE. Nothing contained in, nor transmission and/or receipt of any information contained on the Site will constitute an attorney-client relationship. The Subscriber should always seek the advice of legal professionals before acting on information from the Site.  

7. Disclaimers   

Investor-State LawGuide strives to protect the security and integrity of user data and warrants that the Site and Services will be of reasonable quality. However, the ISLG Group cannot offer the Subscriber any warranty or guarantee related to the Site or Services and the Subscriber agrees that its use of the Site and Services shall be at its sole risk. THE ISLG GROUP SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND GUARANTEES THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL OPERATE ERROR FREE AND WITHOUT INTERRUPTION AT ALL TIMES AND, ACCORDINGLY, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THE ISLG GROUP HEREBY DISCLAIMS, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR THAT THE SITE WILL BE COMPLETELY FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL OR INVASIVE FILES. THE ISLG GROUP DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS OR USEFULNESS OF THE SERVICES, THE INVESTOR-STATE LAWGUIDE CONTENT OR OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE.  

The Subscriber alone will be responsible for any damage sustained by its computers or any loss of data that may result when downloading material from the Site. 

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by the Subscriber from any member of the ISLG Group or in the course of using the Site or the Services may be construed as creating any warranty not expressly stipulated in these Terms and Conditions.  

8. Limitation of Liability  

ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE ISLG GROUP AND THEIR SUPPLIERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (WHETHER OR NOT A MEMBER OF THE ISLG GROUP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND WHETHER OR NOT ARISING IN TORT, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM:  

- THE SUBSCRIBER’S USE OF THE INVESTOR-STATE LAWGUIDE CONTENT OR OTHER INFORMATION; 

- THE SUBSCRIBER’S USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICES;

- FOLLOWING UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE SERVICE BY A USER OR FOLLOWING A CHANGE IN THE SUBSCRIBER’S TRANSMISSIONS;  

- FROM THE ACTIONS OR CONDUCT OF A THIRD PARTY IN THE COURSE OF USING THE SITE OR SERVICES;  

- PERSONAL INJURY OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER RELATING TO THE SUBSCRIBER’S USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES, INVESTOR-STA