Terms of Use

Terms Of Use

Throughout this document the terms “we”, “our”, and/or “us” refers to BC Island Homes and ORCA Marketing Group Inc.

This document is governed by the laws of British Columbia and the laws of Canada. You agree to be bound by these laws. If you access BC Island Homes outside of Canada, you do so at your own risk, and you are responsible for complying with your local laws and the laws of your country.

By accessing and/or using the services of BC Island Homes or any website owned and operated by ORCA Marketing Group Inc., you agree to be bound by our Terms of Use.

Our Terms of Use may change from time to time without notice. We advise you to periodically review our Terms of Use for any changes or updates that may occur.

Introduction

We are an advertising and marketing company. We provide a venue for home owners to advertise and sell their property as “for sale by owner”. We charge various advertising rates depending on the ad package purchased. We are not licensed real estate agents or real estate brokers and we are not involved in the purchase or sale of real estate in any capacity. All real estate sale negotiations take place directly between Sellers and Buyers. We neither warranty nor make any representations as to the outcome of a property sale.

We may provide information on the various aspects of buying or selling real estate. Such information is strictly for educational purposes and is not to be construed as legal advice or legal opinion. Any reliance or action taken on the information, materials, and/or techniques on our website or through our office, or any publication, or any marketing material, is the sole responsibility of the user. BC Island Homes should be used only as an additional source of information. For advice regarding specific transactions, Sellers and Buyers should retain professional legal advice.

Browsing

All content displayed on our website is believed to be accurate but is not guaranteed. We make no warranties or representations of any kind including, but not limited to, the accuracy of content on our website or the Sellers capacity to sell. We advise potential Buyers to have all information independently verified, and to consult a lawyer or notary public before signing any documents.  

We reserve the right to terminate the user’s right to browse and use our website at any time, arbitrarily and without notice, at our complete discretion.

Scraping and reverse engineering is prohibited. Robots, crawlers, or spiders that collect contact information and/or download photographs are prohibited. We reserve the right to deny access to our website for any reason.

Advertising

We make no guarantee that the products or services we provide will meet your requirements, and we assume no liability for the failure to sell your property through our website.

Our website listing ad products and services are for the use of private home sellers (for sale by owner). Home or property listings by real estate agents or brokers, or having a real estate agent or broker as the contact person for a home or property advertised on our website are not permitted. We reserve the right to refuse any ad at our own discretion.

Only one home or property per listing ad is permitted. All ad prices are in Canadian Funds and are expected to be paid in such funds. Ad purchases are non refundable.

If an error is made in your advertisement and/or on any part of your ad package, our liability is limited to making the corrections in a timely manner.

Only clients with active listings are permitted to use BC Island Homes signs. We reserve the right to seize signs that are being used in violation of our terms. We are not liable for the loss or theft of signs. You are responsible for the full costs should you request the replacement of lost or stolen signs.

Property listings are active on BC Island Homes until your home or property sells. We will contact you from time to time to confirm that your listing is active. We reserve the right to remove any listing from BC Island Homes at our discretion.

Content

When you contribute content to us including, but not limited to, ads, articles, communication, contest entries, information, listings, photographs, and resumes, you warrant that you own or otherwise control all the rights and accuracy to the content being communicated, that it does not violate our Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, and that it will not cause injury to any person or entity.

Furthermore, when you contribute content to us, you grant us unlimited, irrevocable, non-exclusive, perpetual, and royalty-free right to use, copy, distribute, modify, store, or translate the content you provide us, in any form, now or in the future, and you grant us the right to use your name and personal information that you provided in connection with such content without compensation of any sort.

All content collected, used, and stored on our website, is governed by our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change any of the content contained within our website at any time.

Monitoring

You acknowledge that we are under no obligation, and yet have the right to, monitor our website, or any content accessible via our website, or any communication via our website, at our discretion and that we have the right to disclose any information necessary pursuant to our Privacy Policy.

Email communications through our contact forms are shared with us. We use this process to monitor for abuse from users, spam, viruses, and/or unwanted solicitation that our home owners and advertisers might receive.

Links

Our website contains links to other websites for your convenience and information purposes only. The links are not to be construed as our approval or endorsement of their website, their products or services, and/or their company. We are not responsible for the suitability, accuracy, content, privacy policy, or terms of use of any linked website and we are not to be held liable in any respect. 

We encourage links to our website. Framing techniques are not permitted. We reserve the right to refuse links to websites at our discretion including, but not limited to, websites that may violate any laws or regulations, websites that violate our moral standards and/or those of our country, and websites that negatively impact us in any way. You must remove any links you do have to our website when requested to do so.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances will we, our advertisers, affiliates, directors, employees, licensors, or suppliers be liable to any person or business entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive, or other damages based on any use of our website or the use of any website to which our website is linked, or any third party dealings, including, but not limited to, any lost profits, business interruption, or loss of information.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including legal fees, related to any violation of these Terms of Use by your use of or in connection with your use of our website.

Disclaimer

We make no representation about the suitability or accuracy of the contents on our website. The contents are deemed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. You are to use our website at your own risk without warranty of any kind.

Our website may be unavailable on occasion for maintenance, upgrading, or other unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. We make no guarantee that access to our website will be uninterrupted or error free.

If you have any questions about our Terms of Use you can contact our office for more information.

ORCA Marketing Group Inc.
PO Box 571
Lazo, BC
V0R 2K0

1 -  866 – 630 – 7653


Copyright

Throughout this document the terms "we", "our", and/or "us" refers to BC Island Homes and ORCA Marketing Group Inc.

The material, content, and design of BC Island Homes website, or any website owned and operated by ORCA Marketing Group Inc., or any marketing material produced by or through us, including, but not limited to, all advertisements, articles, audio, codes, communications, graphics, illustrations, images, information, logos, photographs, property listings, software, templates, text, and video, are owned by or licensed to us, our advertisers, our affiliates, our licensors, and/or any party that is our acknowledged supplier; and

- are protected by the laws of British Columbia and Canada, including copyright law; and
- are intended for non-commercial use only; and
- use on any other website or for any commercial purpose, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, is
  strictly forbidden except with the express prior written authority of the owner of the copyright; and
- may not be modified or altered in any respect, merged with other data, or republished in any form,
  in whole or in part; and
- any activity intended to collect, store, reorganize, or manipulate the aforementioned is strictly
  forbidden. 

Our Copyright may change from time to time. We advise you to periodically review our Copyright for any changes or updates that may occur.

If you have any questions about our Copyright you can contact our office for more information.

ORCA Marketing Group Inc.

PO Box 571
Lazo, BC
V0R 2K0

1 -  866 – 630 – 7653