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Welcome to the official Web site of the MONTRÉAL 2006 Organizing Committee (hereinafter: «MONTRÉAL 2006»). For your protection and ours, we have established the following General Terms and Conditions of use for this Site ("Terms and Conditions"). MONTRÉAL 2006 offers you a variety of Content and services throughout the Site, all of which are subject to these Terms and Conditions. By using this Site in any way you are agreeing to comply with these Terms and Conditions. As these Terms and Conditions are subject to change without notice, we encourage you to visit this page often. Your use of the Site is also governed by the MONTRÉAL 2006 Website Confidentiality Policy.

Any modifications of present Terms and Conditions will be included on this page. Your use of the Site after the modifications have been made constitutes acceptance of the Terms and Conditions as modified.


Copyright Notice

MONTRÉAL 2006 owns the intellectual property rights to all Content on the Site as well as the Site's design, structure, and compilation (i.e. "look and feel") (Hereinafter: the « Content »). Unless otherwise stated, copyright laws protect all materials contained in the Site. The Content is intended for personal use; it may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcasted for any other purpose without prior written permission of MONTRÉAL 2006. If you are a member of the Press or Media, consult the Rendez-Vous MONTRÉAL 2006 Marketing Communications Usage Agreement before reproducing our Content.

Your obligations as a user

To use this Site, you must be 14 years old or over. This Site is not intended for children. We ask that parents make sure that their children do not fill out our online forms.

In addition to abiding by all the Terms and Conditions specified in this document, you must conform to the laws and regulations in the country from which you are visiting the Site and all additional rules governing any particular services that you might use (for example, a discussion forum or the Club MONTRÉAL 2006). You may not use the Site for any purposes that violate the laws or regulations of Canada.

When you sign up for one of the Site's services, you must:

  • provide true, correct, up-to-date and complete information about yourself;
  • regularly maintain and update your registration data in order to keep it true, correct, up-to-date and complete at all times.

Otherwise, we reserve the right to suspend or cancel your registration and to ban you from using the Site and its services immediately and in the future.

When and by visiting this Site, you agree not to post, publish, transmit or communicate messages that might cause any damage to MONTRÉAL 2006.

Also, you may not prevent or attempt to prevent other Internet users from using the Site and its services, or interfere with the operations of the Site and its services.

No Commercial Use

No area of this Site may be used by our visitors for a commercial purpose such as, without limiting the generality of the foregoing: to conduct sales of tickets, merchandise or services of any kind. You must obtain written consent from MONTRÉAL 2006 prior to making any direct or indirect commercial offers of any kind, whether by advertising, solicitation, links, or any other form of communication. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not resell tickets of any kind or link to other sites for the purpose of selling or reselling same. MONTRÉAL 2006 will investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Site and barring such violators from use of the Site. MONTRÉAL 2006 reserves the right to block access to or cancel a ticket application of any user known or reasonably believed to be associated with any ticket broker or tout, or utilizing automated means to process or place ticket applications, or whose ticket application exceeds the stated limit.

Access and Interference to Intellectual Property

You acknowledge and agree that all Content, including any material in the Club MONTRÉAL 2006 discussion forum and the compilation of the Content, is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property and proprietary rights in effect in Canada, the United States, Europe and elsewhere, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies that exist now or are developed or created in the future.

You may not copy, modify, delete, augment, publish, transmit, create derivative works, create or sell merchandise derived from our Content or in any other way exploit our Content, in whole or in part.

Unless otherwise stated, you may make copies of limited parts of our Site only for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not modify these copies and you must retain all copyright, trademark, legends and other proprietary rights notices or any legend included thereof.

Logos and Trademarks

Our logos and all other marks of MONTRÉAL 2006 belong to MONTRÉAL 2006 are internationally registered and are protected under current Canadian legislation. You may not use, display or post them without the authorization of MONTRÉAL 2006. It is illegal to use any of the trademarks or any other intellectual property accessible through the Site for any purpose other than the purpose for which such material is made available by MONTRÉAL 2006. It is illegal to misrepresent yourself in any way sponsored by, affiliated with, or endorsed by MONTRÉAL 2006 or any of it's providers. It is illegal to slender or disparage MONTRÉAL 2006, the trademarks or service marks of MONTRÉAL 2006, or any aspect of the Site. All other trademarks, products, services, company names and logos that appear on our Site belong to their owners. You may not use, display or post them without the authorization of the said owners.

The Club MONTRÉAL 2006 discussion forum

This public forum, open to all and without moderator, is dedicated to MONTRÉAL 2006 activities. You are solely responsible for the messages you send to the forum participants. By using the forum, you agree to post only appropriate, concise, polite messages that are within the forum's theme.

You agree not to submit any content that could violate any copyright, intellectual property or privacy rights of any third party, nor any content that is defamatory or illegal according to the laws and regulations of the country from which you are visiting the Site. You are also prohibited from submitting any executable files, any computer code or any programs to or through the forum or the Site.

By using the forum, you automatically give the right to participants as well as to MONTRÉAL 2006 to distribute or reproduce, in whole or in part, your contributions to the forum. Your contributions may also be reproduced on the Site.

MONTRÉAL 2006 may at any time and at its sole discretion, cancel your registration in the forum, without prior warning or justification. To cancel your forum registration yourself, go to the "Profile" section and follow the instructions.

MONTRÉAL 2006 is not legally obliged to supervise the content of messages, but it reserves the right to do so, at its discretion.

Disclaimers of Warranties
You expressly acknowledge and agree that:

  1. your use of the Site is at your own risk. The Site is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. To the fullest extent permissible according to applicable law, we expressly waive all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited, to the implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.
  2. we do not warrant or represent that i) the Site will meet your requirements, ii) use of the Site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Site will be accurate or reliable, iv) the quality of any products, services, or information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the Site or that such items will meet your expectations, v) the servers that make the Site available are free of viruses, worms or other harmful components; or vi) any errors in the Site will be corrected.
  3. any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Site is downloaded or obtained at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the downloading or obtaining of any such material. You solely assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction (in no event shall these costs be recoverable from MONTRÉAL 2006 or any of our affiliated companies or any of our or their respective licensors or suppliers).
  4. no advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through or from the Site or one of it's services shall create any warranty not expressly stated in these terms and Conditions.

Limitation of Liability

  1. we shall not be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from the use of or the inability to use or unapproved use of the Site. We shall not be held responsible for the cost of procurement of substitute goods and services or resulting from any goods or services purchased or obtained or messages received or transactions entered into through the Site, or resulting from unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions of data, including, but not limited to, any incidental, punitive or consecutive damages for loss of profits, use of data or other intangible, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
  2. without limiting the foregoing, in no event shall our total liability (and that of our subsidiaries, affiliates, sponsors or licensors) to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract or tort, including, but not limited to, negligence or otherwise) exceed CAD $100.
  3. if you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Site, or with any of these Terms and Conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Site.

Your responsibilities and indemnification

You are responsible for your postings on our Site, the downloading of files, the distribution of information and the transmission of data by your computer system. If you cause damage to our Site or if somebody else uses your name or your password to cause harm to MONTRÉAL 2006, you will be held responsible for same. Do not reveal your password to anyone.

In addition, by using this Site, you agree to indemnify MONTRÉAL 2006, its officers, trustees, members, employees, volunteers, agents, and representatives and hold them harmless from any and all claims and expenses, legal fees, including attorneys' fees, arising from your use of the Site. You further agree to release MONTRÉAL 2006 and its officers, trustees, members, employees, volunteers, agents, and representatives from any and all claims, demands, debts, obligations, damages (actual or consequential), costs and expenses of any kind, (known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed) that you may have against them arising out of, or in any way related to, your use of the Site or to any disputes regarding use of ideas or related materials submitted to MONTRÉAL 2006.

You undertake to indemnify and hold harmless MONTRÉAL 2006 from and against all claims, actions, damages or other demands, including reasonable attorney fees and expenses (including any fees, costs and expenses relating to any dispute between you and us) by any third party as a result of:

  • material that you have submitted, posted or sent through our Site and/or one of the services offered on our Site;
  • your use of the Site and/or of one of the services offered on our Site;
  • your connection to the Site and/or the services offered on our Site;
  • any default on your part in terms of respecting your obligations as stipulated in the Terms and Conditions;
  • violation of law or of the rights of any other person.

You hereby agree to waive all laws that may limit such releases.

Accuracy of Information

The prices for products and services offered by the partners and sponsors of MONTRÉAL 2006, posted on the Site, and the description of the packages offered by the partners and sponsors of MONTRÉAL 2006, are supplied for information purposes only as this information is made available to MONTRÉAL 2006. MONTRÉAL 2006 does not guarantee that all the information is accurate, error free or complete. MONTRÉAL 2006 may not be held liable for any inaccurate or incomplete description or information supplied. MONTRÉAL 2006 undertakes to verify with its partners and sponsors and to correct, as early as possible, any inaccurate or incomplete information that a user may signal.

MONTRÉAL 2006 Hyperlink Policy

This Site may contain links to third party Websites over which MONTRÉAL 2006 exercises no control («External Sites»). MONTRÉAL 2006 does not endorse, is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, services, or other materials on, or available from, such External Sites. The same applies to sites that may contain links to the Site. The MONTRÉAL 2006 Hyperlink Policy governs all links on the Site.


MONTRÉAL 2006 values Web accessibility and is committed to making the Site accessible to as many people as possible. The Content is designed for client independence and supports an array of technologies.

Site Compatibility

The Site is compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer (5.x, 6.x) for Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer (5.x) and Safari (1.x) for Mac OS, Netscape Communicator (4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x), Opera (6.x, 7.x) and Mozilla (1.x) for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. Javascript and cookies must be enabled to use the site.

The Site is optimized for an 800 x 600 display screen resolution. For the displays of resolutions of 1024 x 768 and over, all visual elements are automatically stretched and adjusted.

Governing Law and Dispute resolution

Club MONTRÉAL 2006 and the Site are operated from Montréal. All legal issues arising from, or related to, your use of the Site shall be construed in accordance with the applicable laws of the province of Québec, Canada, including all questions relating thereto. The courts of Montréal, Québec, Canada, shall be the exclusive forum and venue to resolve disputes arising out of, or related to, these Terms and Conditions or your use of the Site. By using the Site, you fully consent to the jurisdiction and venue of the Québec courts with respect to all such disputes.

Intellectual property rights

MONTRÉAL 2006 respects the intellectual property of others and we ask that you do the same. If you have good reasons to believe that your work has been copied or is being used on our Site in a manner that violates your intellectual property rights, we request that you inform MONTRÉAL 2006 by providing the following information:

  • the physical or digital signature, of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of those rights or his identification certificate, if available;
  • a description of the work in relation to which you claim rights that have been infringed;
  • the specific location on our Site of the item that you claim is infringing your rights
  • your address, telephone number and e-mail address;
  • a sworn statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law;
  • which includes, a statement by you, (as is appropriate under applicable local law), that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the intellectual property right owner or authorized to act on the owner's behalf.

MONTRÉAL 2006's agent for notice of intellectual property claims is:

Rendez-Vous MONTRÉAL 2006 Organizing Committee
Attention: Jean-François Perrier
Telephone: +1 (514) 252-5852
Fax: +1 (514) 252-5850

Violation of Terms and Conditions

Should you violate these Terms and Conditions or any other rights of MONTRÉAL 2006, MONTRÉAL 2006 reserves the right to pursue any and all legal and equitable remedies against any violating user. If you are aware of any violations of these Terms and Conditions, please report them to:

Rendez-Vous MONTRÉAL 2006
Communications Marketing Department
4141, avenue Pierre-De Coubertin
Montréal (Québec)  H1V 3N7
Telephone: +1 (514) 252-5858
Fax: +1 (514) 252-5850

Email: (All information submitted using this e-mail address is governed by the MONTRÉAL 2006 Confidentiality Policy)

Other terms

The Terms and Conditions of the Site constitute the entire agreement between you and MONTRÉAL 2006 governing your use of the Site. These Terms and Conditions replace all previous agreements between you and MONTRÉAL 2006. You may also be subject to additional terms and Conditions when using certain services provided by third parties.

Moreover by using the Site, you recognize that :

  1. The Terms and Conditions are reasonable and necessary to protect legitimate interests on the part of MONTRÉAL 2006;
  2. If any provision of the Terms and Conditions is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms and Conditions shall remain in full force and effect as conforming to the said decision;
  3. That monetary damages might be insufficient to indemnify MONTRÉAL 2006 from a breach of the Terms and Conditions and that in the case of such a contravention, MONTRÉAL 2006 may immediately avail itself of the necessary procedures to enable it to obtain specific performance such as an interlocutory provisional injunction, an interlocutory injunction or a permanent injunction, before a competent jurisdiction;
  4. No renunciation of any provisions of these Terms and Conditions may be opposed to MONTRÉAL 2006 unless it is written and signed by a duly authorized representative of MONTRÉAL 2006.

All claims or causes of action arising from or related to the use of the Site or its Terms and Conditions must be filed within one (1) year following the date on which such claim or cause of action first arose. Otherwise, they will be deemed null and void.

Any request for information relating to our Terms and Conditions may be sent to

See also: The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act


29 Jul 2006
29 Jul 2006