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Terms & Conditions
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Acceptance of Terms

Welcome to British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch’s (LDB) Web site for industry partners. The services that the LDB provides to you are subject to the following Terms of Use ("TOU"). The LDB reserves the right to update the TOU at any time without notice to you. The most current version of the TOU can be reviewed by clicking on the "Terms & Conditions" hypertext link located at the bottom of our Web pages.

The Terms constitute the agreement between you LDB and govern your use of the site and services. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that are applicable to certain services (applications) available on the site. The Terms and the relationship between you and the LDB shall be governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and the LDB agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the Province of British Columbia. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

Any cause of action or claim users may have with respect to the site or services (applications) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred. The LDB’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision in these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of the Agreement. You may not assign the Terms or any of your rights or obligations under the Terms without the LDB’s express written consent. The LDB may assign its rights and duties under these Terms to any party at any time without notice to users. The Terms inure to the benefit of the LDB’s successors, assigns and licensees. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Limitation of Liabilities

Under no circumstances will the Government of British Columbia and the LDB be liable to any person or business entity for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages based on any use of this Web site or any other Web site to which this site is linked, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, or loss of programs or information, even if the Government of British Columbia (and the LDB) has been specifically advised of the possibility of such damages.

Warranty Disclaimer

This information is provided as a public service by the Government of British Columbia, Box 9411, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8W 9V1 and the LDB, 3383 Gilmore Way, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada V5G 4S1.

This Web site and all of the information it contains are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied. All implied warranties, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement, are hereby expressly disclaimed.

The LDB makes no warranty that

  1. the service will meet your requirements,
  2. the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free,
  3. the results that may be obtained from the use of the service will be accurate or reliable,
  4. the quality of any products, services, information, or other material purchased or obtained by you through the service will meet your expectations, and
  5. any errors in the software will be corrected.

Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service is done 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 download of any such material.

Terms of Use

Governing Laws and Jurisdiction

This Web site is controlled by the LDB in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. By accessing this site, you agree that any legal matter that may arise between you and the LDB relating to the contents of this Web site shall be governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia and exclusively by its courts.

Use of Site

You may only use this site for lawful purposes and in compliance with all applicable local, provincial, national and international laws. You agree to use the services only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the particular service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using the services (applications), you will not:

  1. Use the services (applications), including without limitation, in connection with advertising promotional materials, surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk e-mail, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
  2. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  3. Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  4. Upload, or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same.
  5. Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the services in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party.
  6. Upload files that contain viruses (for example, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files) or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
  7. Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
  8. Use, download or otherwise copy, or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or entity any directory of users of the Services or other user or usage information or any portion thereof.

Modifications to Service

The LDB reserves the right at any time and from time-to-time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that the LDB shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

No Resale of Service

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.

You may use and copy the documents (such as policy manuals, press releases, datasheets and FAQs) made available on this Web site subject to the following:

  1. The below copyright notice appears in all copies and that both the copyright notice and this permission notice appear.
  2. Use of such Documents from the services is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and will not be copied or posted on any computer or broadcast in any media.
  3. No modifications of any documents are made
  4. Accredited educational institutions, such as K-12, universities, private/public colleges, and state community colleges, may download and reproduce the documents for distribution in the classroom. Distribution outside the classroom requires express written permission. Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in civil and criminal penalties.

Documents specified above do not include the design or layout of the LDB’s Web site or any other LDB owned, operated, licensed or controlled site. Elements of the LDB Web site are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound or image from the LDB may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by the LDB.

Comments / Feedback / Concerns

We welcome your comments with respect to the LDB’s Terms of Use for its Web site. Any comments or questions should be sent by e-mail to We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond to your inquiry.

General Practices Regarding Use and Storage

You agree that the LDB has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other content maintained or transmitted by the service.

You acknowledge that the LDB reserves the right to log-off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.

You further acknowledge that the LDB reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.

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