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Terms and Conditions

9-1-1 Emergency Support of Service | Software | Use of Service | Equipment | Support | Account Information and Payment | Service Term & Cancellation | Privacy | Order of Preference

BY ACTIVATING OR USING THE SERVICE, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE OF LEGAL AGE TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT AND THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND FULLY ITS TERMS AND CONDITIONS. FONGO SERVICE SCHEDULE TO FONGO MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT

Fongo Inc. ("Fongo") offers a Voice over Internet Protocol ("VoIP") phone service referred to as the "Service(s)". This Fongo Service Schedule ("Schedule") is an attachment to and forms an integral part of the Fongo Master Services Agreement ("Agreement") and the customer ("Customer" or "You") agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions set out in this Schedule as well as the Agreement which can be found at www.fongo.com/legal/terms/.

THIS FONGO SERVICE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY CONTAINED IN THE MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT.

THE CUSTOMER MUST READ AND ACCEPT THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE BEFORE USING THIS SITE OR SUBSCRIBING TO THE SERVICE. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CREATE AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CUSTOMER AND FONGO. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE GOVERN THE CUSTOMER'S USE OF THIS INTERNET SITE ("SITE") AND THE SERVICES OFFERED, INCLUDING THE SERVICE SOFTWARE, THE ASSOCIATED MEDIA, ANY PRINTED MATERIALS, DATA, FILES AND INFORMATION AND ANY ONLINE OR ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTATION ("SOFTWARE"). EACH TIME THE CUSTOMER USES THIS SITE OR THE SERVICE, THE CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT HAS READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY BE UPDATED AND CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE TO THE CUSTOMER. THIS AGREEMENT TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER ANY OTHER AGREEMENT OR TERMS EMBEDDED WITHIN THE SOFTWARE.

The Site and the Service may be used only by persons who have reached the age of majority and who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If the Customer is under the legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which it lives and wishes to subscribe to the Service, a parent or legal guardian must subscribe to the Service on behalf of the Customer.

1. SUBSCRIPTION

The Customer, as identified in the Customer Account (created in accordance with section 7 herein), subscribes to Fongo Services subject to the terms and conditions specified herein.

The Customer is responsible for providing accurate information and for updating any information on the Customer's account. Fongo reserves the right to suspend or terminate the Customer's account if provided with incomplete or inaccurate information at the time of subscription or any time thereafter.

2. 9-1-1 – EMERGENCY SUPPORT FOR THE SERVICE

THIS SECTION CONTAINS IMPORTANT PROVISIONS, INCLUDING THOSE REGARDING 9-1-1 SERVICE
  • Description: VoIP services allow you to make or receive telephone calls over the Internet to or from the public switched telephone network. The nature of VoIP telephone calls, while appearing similar to traditional telephone calling services, create unique limitations and circumstances, and You acknowledge and agree that differences exist between traditional telephone service and VoIP telephone services, including the lack of traditional 9-1-1 emergency services. For additional information regarding 9-1-1 service, see www.fongo.com/legal/911/.
  • 9-1-1 service: Because of the unique nature of VoIP telephone calls, emergency calls to 9-1-1 through your Service will be handled differently than traditional phone service. The following provisions describe the differences and limitations of 9-1-1 emergency calls, and you hereby acknowledge and understand the differences between traditional 9-1-1 service and VoIP calls with respect to 9-1-1 calls placed to emergency services from your Account as described below.
  • Placing 9-1-1 calls: When you make a 9-1-1 emergency call, the Service will attempt to automatically route your 9-1-1 call through a third-party service provider to the Public Safety Answering Point ("PSAP") corresponding to your address of record on your Account. However, due to the limitations of the VoIP telephone services, your 9-1-1 call may be routed to a different location than that which would be used for traditional 9-1-1 dialling. For example, your call may be forwarded to a third-party specialized call centre that handles emergency calls. This call centre is different from the PSAP that would answer a traditional 9-1-1 call which has automatically generated your address information, and consequently, you may be required to provide your name, address, and telephone number to the call centre.
  • How your information is provided: The Service will attempt to automatically provide the PSAP dispatcher or emergency service operator with the name, address and telephone number associated with your account. However, for technical reasons, the dispatcher receiving the call may not be able to capture or retain your name, phone number or physical location. Therefore, when making a 9-1-1 emergency call, you must immediately inform the dispatcher of your location (or the location of the emergency, if different). If you are unable to speak, the dispatcher may not be able to locate you if your location information is not up to date.
  • Correctness of information: You are responsible for providing, maintaining, and updating correct contact information (including name, residential address and telephone number) with your Account. If you do not correctly identify the actual location where you are located, or if your Account information has recently changed or has otherwise not been updated, 9-1-1 calls may be misdirected to an incorrect emergency response site.
  • Disconnections: You must not disconnect the 9-1-1 emergency call until told to do so by the dispatcher, as the dispatcher may not have your number or contact information. If you are inadvertently disconnected, you must call back immediately.
  • Connection time: For technical reasons, including network congestion, it is possible that a 9-1-1 emergency call will produce a busy signal or will take longer to connect when compared with traditional 9-1-1 calls.
  • 9-1-1 calls may not function: For technical reasons, the functionality of 9-1-1 VoIP emergency calls may cease or be curtailed in various circumstances, including but not limited to:
    Failure of Service or your service access device—if your system access equipment fails or is not configured correctly, or if your Service is not functioning correctly for any reason, including power outages, Service outage, suspension or disconnection of your Service due to billing issues, network or Internet congestion, or network or Internet outage in the event of a power, network or Internet outage; you may need to reset or reconfigure the system access equipment before being able to use the Service, including for 9-1-1 emergency calls; and changing locations—if you move your system access equipment to a location other than that described in your Account information or otherwise on record with Fongo.
  • Alternate services: If you are not comfortable with the limitations of 9-1-1 emergency calls, Fongo recommends that you terminate the Services or consider an alternate means for accessing traditional 9-1-1 emergency services.
  • Inform other users: You are responsible for notifying, and you agree to notify, any user or potential users of your Services of the nature and limitations of 9-1-1 emergency calls on the Services as described herein.
  • Liability: The Customer is advised to review this section with respect to Fongo's limitations of liability.
    The Customer acknowledges and understands that Fongo will not be liable for any Service outage and/or inability to dial 9-1-1 using the Service or to access emergency service personnel due to the 9-1-1 dialing characteristics and limitations listed herein. THE CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, FONGO, ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND UNDERLYING CARRIERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, DEATH OR DAMAGE TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY, ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY OUT OF, OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE PROVISION OR NON-PROVISION OF 9-1-1 AND/OR EMERGENCY 9-1-1 SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY INABILITY ON THE PART OF CUSTOMER OR ITS END USERS TO ACCESS 9-1-1 AND/OR EMERGENCY 9-1-1 SERVICE, AND THE CUSTOMER AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS FONGO, ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND UNDERLYING CARRIERS FROM ANY LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LOSSES ARISING DIRECTLY FROM THE PROVISION OR NON-PROVISION OF 9-1-1 AND/OR EMERGENCY 9-1-1 SERVICE.

3. SOFTWARE

  • Software license
    • At the time of subscription, Customer shall receive or shall be entitled to download the Software required to run and operate the Service.
    • Subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement, Fongo grants to Customer a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited license to use the Software.
    • Customer shall have no right to transfer, assign or sublicense the Software.
  • Restrictions on altering the Software or the code in any way
    Except as otherwise specified in this Schedule , the Customer may not: (i) copy the Software, other than one copy which is permitted as a backup; (ii) Modify or create any derivative works of any Software, Service or documentation, including translation or localization (code written to published application programming interfaces or APIs); (iii) Sublicense or permit simultaneous use of the Service by more than one user; (iv) Reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any Software related to the Service;(v) Redistribute, encumber, sell, rent, lease, sublicense, or use the Software or the Service in a timesharing or service bureau arrangement, or otherwise transfer the Software or any rights to the Software; (vi) Remove or alter any trademark, logo, copyright or other proprietary notices, legends, symbols or labels in the Software or Service; or (vii) Publish any results of benchmark tests run on any Software to a third party without Fongo's prior written consent.
  • Ownership of Software and Service
    All right, title and interest in the copyright, patents and intellectual property rights in the Software and the Service or any part thereof remain with Fongo or the original owner of such rights, as the case may be.

4. USE OF THE SERVICE

  • System Requirements
    The Customer is responsible for ensuring that Customer's system (computer or device) meets the minimum system requirements to run the Service. If the Customer's system does not meet these requirements, Fongo is not responsible for any connection difficulties or Service delays, deficiencies, interruptions or related damages the Customer may have as a result.
  • Installation
    The Customer is responsible for the download and installation of the Software and the Service.
  • Third Party Software and Downloads
    • Fongo is not responsible for third party software downloads or hardware installed by the Customer which may alter the Service connection, the Customer's system configuration or which may prevent or alter internet connection, speed, or service or have any other impact on the Service.
    • Fongo is not responsible for any spyware, malware or virus the Customer contracts on its system from using the internet or the World Wide Web.
    • Fongo assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any internet or email or other connection software the Customer may run on its system. Fongo assumes no responsibility for any damages that may result from the use of such software.
  • Number Transfer or "Porting"
    If Customer intends to change to another service provider, Customer may request to take or "port" the telephone number supplied by Fongo to such other service provider. If Customer asks a new service provider to port a number from Fongo and Fongo receives such request (with 30 days notice), Fongo will terminate the Service with respect to such number shortly after the successful completion of the port. Customer will remain responsible for any charges and fees associated with that number until the Service was terminated. If a port is unsuccessful for any reason, the Service and the Agreement will not terminate and Customer will continue to be responsible for any charges and fees associated with the Service and Customer's Account.
  • Directory Listing
    The phone number(s) that Customer obtains in connection with the Service will not be listed in any telephone directories.
  • No 0+ , Operator Assisted Calling or 900 calls
    The Service does not support 0+ or operator assisted calling (including, without limitation, collect calls and third party billing calls). Further, the Service does not support 1-900 calls or other similar services, does not support 411 calls, and does not support 311 calls. The Service may support certain calling card calls or other companies' flat rate calling services (depending on dialing requirements), but it will not support 10-10 dial around long distance services.
  • Long Distance
    Long distance calls are free when Customer is calling to Fongo's Free Calling Cities list. For a current listing of Free Calling Cities please check www.fongo.com/calling/free/. For calling to destinations outside of Fongo's Free Calling Cities, Customer may purchase long distance credits ("World Credits"). Charges for destinations outside of Fongo's Free Calling Cities will be applied against World Credits at the then current destination rates, which may change from time to time without notice to Customer. All destinations outside of Fongo's Free Calling Cities have landline rates and cellular rates. Calls are billed in 60 second increments, and have connection fees per call. For more information on purchasing World Credits, current rates for destinations outside of Fongo's Free Calling Cities, and connection fees please see www.fongo.com/calling/long-distance/ . Within Fongo's mobile SIP applications, the exact per minute rate for a call may be found by selecting the "World Rate" button prior to placing a call.
  • Acceptable Use Policy
    The Customer may make use of the Services solely for his/her own personal, residential use. The Service is to be used for voice only purposes. The Customer may not resell or transfer the Service to any other person for any purpose, or charge any other person for the use of the Service.

    The Customer must adhere to the Fongo Acceptable Use Policy which can be found at www.fongo.com/legal/acceptable-use/

5. EQUIPMENT

  • The Customer may purchase or rent equipment from Fongo in connection with the Services ("Equipment").
  • The Customer shall cause the Equipment to be operated in compliance with the general operating specifications and standards of the manufacturer, and all applicable laws.
  • The Customer will not sell, lease or otherwise dispose of the Equipment (or any part thereof) and will keep the Equipment free of all encumbrances. In the case of Equipment purchase, the Customer may sell, lease or otherwise dispose of the Equipment after all amounts owing have been satisfied.
  • At all times, the Customer will use the Equipment only in the manner for which it is designed and as a prudent and careful owner would.
  • The Customer will bear the risk of loss, destruction or confiscation of the Equipment from the time the Equipment is delivered to the Customer and the Customer is responsible for insuring the Equipment as of the date of such delivery.
  • [NOTE: will add (here or MSA) limitation of liability on software and equipment – to replacement of software or equipment or to value paid]

6. SUPPORT

  • Fongo offers varying types of support for the Service. The Customer should review the customer support sections of the Fongo site to address Service related questions. Further, the Customer may contact Fongo directly with Service related questions at the email or telephone number indicated in the "Contact Us" section.
  • With respect to Equipment, Fongo will offer technical assistance and support for degradation or malfunction due to normal wear and tear to the hardware or equipment rented or purchased from Fongo unless otherwise specified.
  • Fongo will not provide support for third party services, hardware, software, PC repair services, enhancements, upgrades or modifications that are not purchased, rented or licensed from Fongo.
  • Fongo will not in any event be held responsible to correct or fix any problems or errors relating to or caused by the installation, configuration or modification of the Customer's equipment or system or any components thereof or to incur any costs related thereto.

7. ACCOUNT INFORMATION AND PAYMENT

  • To subscribe for the Services and download the Software, the Customer shall provide the required information at the application section of this Site and create an account ("Customer Account, or "Account").
  • One (1) Customer Account is permitted per person.
  • Any fees and charges for the Service, Equipment, or other services or products purchased under this Fongo Service Schedule, including shipping and handling charges, will be paid by the Customer by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) or any other approved method of payment, which may change from time to time.
  • The Customer will be responsible for all applicable taxes.
  • Customer will be provided with an electronic receipt of payment.
  • For purchases that have monthly charges, Customer will be billed monthly, one (1) month in advance. All monthly Services require pre-authorized payment via credit card. A Customer who provides payment by credit card agrees to allow Fongo to bill his or her card on each successive billing date. The Customer shall notify Fongo of any changes in credit card number and expiration date. If the card is not honoured for any reason, and if alternative billing has not been established, the Account and the Service may be suspended until the payment is received.
  • Currently there is no charge for the basic Fongo Service (not including Equipment, calls outside the Fongo Free Calling Cities or other ancillary services). If fees are to be charged on the Fongo Service in the future, Fongo will provide the Customer thirty (30) days written notice to the email address submitted at registration (or current email address) and will confirm credit card details for the purposes of payment.
  • Customers who utilize the Service via an Apple device should note that World Credits may only be purchased from within the application and that any World Credits purchased may not be transferred to another non-Apple device, even if such device is owned by the Customer and an account has been properly created. Fongo is unable to provide the Customer with any additional World Credits to compensate for World Credits forfeited upon adoption of a non-Apple device.
  • Any fees and charges for the Service, Equipment or other services or products purchased under this Fongo Service Schedule are non-refundable.

8. SERVICE TERM & CANCELLATION

  • Service Term for Fongo Service.
    The term of the Service will begin on the date the Software is downloaded by the Customer ("Activation Date") and will end when the Service is cancelled by the Customer or by Fongo in accordance with section 8(c) below (the "Term").
  • Ancillary Services.
    If the Customer orders from Fongo or an affiliate any ancillary or supplementary services to the Service, including, but not limited to, DSL, long distance and secondary telephone numbers, such services shall have specific fees and charges applied and may be provided on a specific term, which shall be detailed in the order process.
  • Service Cancellation
    • The Service may be cancelled at any time by the Customer
    • Any ancillary or supplementary services that Customer subscribes to from Fongo or an affiliate under a specific service term or that have separate fees or charges attached may be subject to termination charges. The termination provisions and termination charges, if applicable, will be applied in accordance with the relevant service schedule and the master services agreement.
    • At any time, if the Customer does not place an out-going call using the Service for a period of ninety (90) days, Fongo has the right to cancel the Service and recall the telephone number assigned to the Customer's account.
    • Fongo has the right to cancel the Service immediately due to Customer's breach of this Agreement or this Schedule or any abuse or action that is inconsistent with the Fongo Acceptable Use Policy.

9. PRIVACY

Fongo respects the Customer's privacy and will protect Customer's privacy and personal information in accordance with Fongo's Privacy Policy which can be found at www.fongo.com/legal/privacy/.

10. ORDER OF PREFERENCE

This Fongo Schedule forms part of the Fongo Master Services Agreement. In the event of conflict between this Schedule and the Fongo Master Services Agreement, the terms and conditions of this Schedule shall prevail to the extent of the conflict.

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Fongo Master Services Agreement

This Master Services Agreement is entered into between Fongo Inc., a company incorporated under the Federal laws of Canada and having its principal office at Unit 2B, 235 Ardelt Ave., Kitchener, Ontario N2C 2M3, ("Fongo"), and the customer as defined in a Schedule forming part of this Agreement (which may be referred to as "You" or "Customer").

1. Services
1.1 The Customer agrees to subscribe to the services ("Services") offered by Fongo in accordance with the terms and conditions set out and/or referenced in this Master Services Agreement (the "Agreement") and the applicable Schedule(s).
2. FONGO Facilities
2.1 Fongo is the owner of all right, title and interest in all networks, equipment and software provided by Fongo (the "Fongo Facilities") or has obtained the right to make the Fongo Facilities available for use by the Customer from a third party and the Customer shall have no rights therein.
2.2 It is the Customer’s responsibility to provide, prepare and maintain the Customer’s locations, facilities and equipment for the installation of Fongo Facilities in order for Fongo to provide the Services to the Customer. Such provision, preparation and maintenance shall comply with Fongo’s specifications and shall be at the Customer’s expense.
2.3 In the event that the Customer fails to provide, prepare or maintain the equipment or network for the installation of Fongo Facilities or any Fongo Services, Fongo shall not be liable for any resulting delay in commencing the Services or any service interruption and related damages.
2.4 The Customer shall not, without Fongo’s written consent and then subject to such conditions as Fongo may require, make any alternation, addition or repair to Fongo Facilities.
2.5 The terms and conditions related to any Service shall be specified in the Schedule.
3. Resale and Restrictions on Use
3.1 The Customer shall not resell the Services, or otherwise make the Services available to third parties for value.
3.2 The Customer shall ensure that anyone allowed by Customer to use the Service (collectively, the "End Users") comply with the terms of this Agreement, the applicable Schedules and Fongo’s Acceptable Use Policy which can be found at www.fongo.com/legal/acceptable-use/. The Customer shall be responsible for the End Users’ use of the Services and the content of End User information passing through the Services to the same extent as the Customer would be liable hereunder.
3.3 The Customer will not, nor will it permit others or assist others to, tamper with, alter or rearrange the Services or the Fongo Facilities required to provide the Services, or otherwise abuse or fraudulently use the Services, including, without limitation, using the Services:
a) in any manner which interferes with the Fongo Facilities or access thereto by other persons;
b) contrary to reasonable instructions communicated to the Customer by Fongo;
c) for any purpose or in any manner, directly or indirectly, in violation of applicable laws or in violation of any third party rights; or
d) in a manner to avoid the payment of charges for Services that are not provided to the Customer on a no-fee basis.
3.4 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, if in Fongo’s sole judgment, the Customer or the End Users violate this Article, and such violation or failure to comply poses an immediate threat of harm to or destruction of Fongo Facilities or Services, violates existing law or regulation, or puts Fongo Facilities or Services at risk with its providers of network services or other customers, Fongo shall have the right to immediately take any and all steps reasonably necessary to remove such threat, including but not limited to suspension or termination of the Services immediately and without notice.
3.5 The Customer shall indemnify and hold harmless Fongo for illegal activities caused by the Customer and End Users using Fongo Facilities and/or Services. Fongo shall not: (a) have any obligation or liability to the Customer or any third party for any unlawful or improper use of the Services by Customer or an End User; nor (b) have any duty or obligation to exercise control over the use or the content of information passing through the Services.
4. Inspection and Maintenance
4.1 Fongo may, from time to time and without notice to the Customer, upgrade, maintain, or migrate the Services or the Fongo Facilities.
4.2 In the event Fongo determines that it is necessary to interrupt the Services or that there is a potential for Services to be interrupted for the performance of system maintenance, Fongo will use reasonable commercial efforts to notify the Customer prior to such interruption. Fongo will use reasonable commercial efforts to schedule system maintenance during non-peak hours (midnight to 6 a.m. local time). In no event shall interruption for system or emergency maintenance constitute a failure of performance by Fongo.
5. Customer responsibility
5.1 The Customer shall be solely responsible for the following:
a) Maintaining the security and privacy of the Customer’s property and Customer’s transmissions using the Services, or the Fongo Facilities; and
b) Protecting against any breaches of security or privacy or other risks involved in installing, using, maintaining or changing the Services or the Fongo Facilities.
6. Ownership
6.1 The Customer does not have property rights in dial numbers and in some cases "IP" numbers or domain names assigned to them. Fongo may change such numbers or domain names assigned to the Customer provided that Fongo is requested to do so by a legal or regulatory authority, including without limitation, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) or a court order, and provided that Fongo promptly notifies the Customer of any such action.
6.2 Any software and accompanying documentation provided by Fongo to the Customer remains the property of Fongo or its licensors. The Customer shall take reasonable steps to protect such software or documentation from theft, loss or damage. The Customer must review and agree to any applicable end user license agreement (provided separately or in a Service Schedule) before installing or using the software or documentation. Unless otherwise provided in the applicable end use license agreement, all software licenses will terminate upon termination of this Agreement.
7. No Warranty
7.1 FONGO DOES NOT GUARANTEE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED OPERATION OF THE SERVICES NOR SHALL IT BE LIABLE FOR ANY FAILURE, BREAKDOWN, INTERRUPTION OR DEGRADATION IN A SERVICE OR IN THE NETWORK OR ANY OTHER NETWORK OR CONNECTION INVOLVED IN THE PROVISION OR USE OF SERVICES WHATEVER THE CAUSE OF SUCH FAILURE, BREAKDOWN, DEGRADATION OR INTERRUPTION AND HOWEVER LONG IT LASTS. NEITHER FONGO NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES MAKES ANY WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, CONDITIONS OR GUARANTEES OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER REGARDING ANY SERVICE, PRODUCT OR FONGO FACILITIES PROVIDED BY FONGO TO THE CUSTOMER, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RELATING TO: (I) FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES; (II) NETWORK TRANSMISSION CAPACITY; (III) THE SECURITY OF ANY TRANSACTION; (IV) THE FAULT TOLERANCE OF THE SERVICES OR THE SUITABILITY OF SAME FOR HIGH RISK ACTIVITIES; OR (V) THE RELIABILITY OR COMPATIBILITY OF THE FONGO FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT OR SOFTWARE OF THIRD PARTIES WHICH MAY BE UTILIZED BY FONGO IN PROVIDING, OR BY THE CUSTOMER IN USING, THE SERVICES, AND ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, HEREBY EXCLUDED. THE CUSTOMER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IS HAS NOT RELIED UPON ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, CONDITION OR GUARANTEE MADE BY FONGO.
8. Limitation of Liability
8.1 For the purposes of this Article 8 and Articles 9 and 10, "Fongo" shall include Fongo, any affiliated or subsidiary companies of Fongo, and the directors, officers, employees, consultants, contractors and agents of all of them.
8.2 Except with regard to direct damages to real or tangible personal property, or for bodily injury or death proximately caused by Fongo's negligence, Fongo’s entire liability to the Customer, the End Users or any third party in connection with the Services(s) and Fongo Facilities or the provision or non-provision thereof is limited to the Customer’s proven direct damages, such amount not to exceed per claim (or in the aggregate during any three (3) month period) the amount paid by the Customer for one month of the affected Service(s) (such amount to be based on average monthly charges paid by the Customer over the six (6) months prior to the month in which the damages were incurred or the length of the Agreement, whichever is less).
8.3 Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Fongo shall not be liable for:
a) defamation or copyright or trademark infringement or the violation of any third party rights arising from the use of the Services or material transmitted or received over Fongo’s network;
b) infringement of patents arising from combining or using Customer or End User equipment with the Services or Fongo Facilities;
c) any act or omission of any connecting carrier, underlying carrier, local exchange telephone company, local access provider, or acts or omissions of any other providers of connections, facilities (including equipment), or service other than Fongo’s, which are used by Fongo, the Customer or the End Users under this Agreement;
d) delays with respect to the installation of Services or the transfer of existing Services;
e) capacity shortages not directly caused by Fongo;
f) any unauthorized use of the Services;
g) Service interruptions, errors, delays or defects in transmission or failure to transmit caused by power fluctuations or power failure at the Customer’s or the End Users’ location(s);
h) Service interruptions, errors, delays or defects in transmission or failure to transmit caused by Fongo in the performance of system or emergency maintenance under Section 4.2 hereof; or
i) Service interruptions, errors, delays or defects in transmission or failure to transmit caused by an act of God, fortuitous event, war, insurrection, riot, strike, walkout, lockout or other labour unrest affecting Fongo or its suppliers, storm, fire, flood, explosion, lightning, government restraint, delays in producing supplies, shortages of suitable labour, equipment or materials, power shortages or interruptions or any other event beyond the reasonable control of Fongo.
8.4 UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL FONGO BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, COST, CLAIM OR DAMAGE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST SAVINGS, LOST PROFITS, DAMAGES FOR HARM TO BUSINESS, ANTICIPATED REVENUE OR LOST REVENUE OR THE LOSS OF ANY DATA/INFORMATION) SUFFERED OR INCURRED BY THE CUSTOMER OR ANY THIRD PARTY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE END USERS) AND ARISING OUT OF ANY FAULTS, INTERRUPTIONS OR DELAYS IN THE SERVICES OR OUT OF ANY INACCURACIES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE SERVICES WHETHER OR NOT FONGO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
8.5 Fongo will not be liable for any damages arising out of or relating to: equipment, software, applications, services or content provided by the Customer, the End Users or third parties; unauthorized access to or theft, alteration, loss or destruction of the Customer’s, the End User’s or third parties’ applications, content, data, programs, information, network or systems by any means (including without limitation viruses); or any act, omission or failure of the Customer.
8.6 In no event shall Fongo be liable for the use of the Services by the Customer, the End Users or any third party for unlawful or illegal purposes.
8.7 These limitations of liability shall apply regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, warranty, strict liability, or tort, including without limitation negligence of any kind, whether active or passive, or any combination thereof, and shall survive failure of an exclusive remedy.
9. Liability of the Customer
9.1 For the purposes of this Article and Articles 10 and 12, "Customer" shall include the Customer and any affiliated or subsidiary companies of the Customer, and the directors, officers, employees, consultants, contractors and agents of all of them.
9.2 The Customer shall be liable to Fongo for all damages caused to real or tangible personal property, or for bodily injury or death caused by the Customer or an End User.
9.3 UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE CUSTOMER BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, RELIANCE, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR HARM TO BUSINESS, LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS OR LOST REVENUES, WHETHER OR NOT CUSTOMER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF SUCH DAMAGES.
10. Indemnity
10.1 The Customer shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Fongo from and against all damages, liabilities, obligations, losses, injuries, claims, demands, penalties, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and disbursements) arising from any and all claims by any person, including without limitation any End User, based on: the content of any transmissions by the Customer or any End User using the Services; the use of the Service by the Customer or any End User, including without limitation, in contravention of the restrictions outlined in Article 43 or the Fongo Acceptable Use Policy found at www.fongo.com/legal/acceptable-use/; the Customer’s or a End User’s facilities or connections provided by the Customer or a End User; or the breach by the Customer or any End User of any term, condition or warranty of the Agreement.
11. Confidentiality of Information Subject to Privacy Policy
11.1 Unless the Customer provides express consent or disclosure is required pursuant to a legal power, all information kept by Fongo regarding the Customer, other than the Customer's name, address, and listed telephone number, is confidential and may not be disclosed by Fongo to anyone other than
a) the Customer;
b) a person who, in the reasonable judgment of Fongo, is seeking the information as an agent of the Customer;
c) another telephone company, provided the information is required for the efficient and cost-effective provision of telecommunication service and disclosure is made on a confidential basis with the information to be used only for that purpose;
d) a company involved in supplying the Customer with telephone or telephone directory related services, provided the information is required for that purpose and disclosure is made on a confidential basis with the information to be used only for that purpose;
e) a law enforcement agency whenever Fongo has reasonable grounds to believe that the Customer has supplied false or misleading information or is otherwise involved in unlawful activities;
f) a public authority or agent of a public authority, for emergency public alerting purposes, if a public authority has determined that there is an imminent or unfolding danger that threatens the life, health or security of an individual and that the danger could be avoided or minimized by disclosure of information; or
g) an affiliate of Fongo involved in supplying the Customer with telecommunications and/or broadcasting services, provided the information is required for that purpose and disclosure is made on a confidential basis with the information to be used only for that purpose.
11.2 For further information about how a Customer’s personal information is treated, please see the Fongo Privacy Policy at www.fongo.com/legal/privacy/.
12. Dispute Resolution
12.1 Prior to initiating arbitration, the parties shall first use good faith efforts to resolve any dispute informally and confidentially. If a dispute cannot be resolved or settled informally, it shall be settled and determined by arbitration pursuant to the laws of Ontario. Either party may at any time given written notice to the other of its desire to submit the dispute to arbitration stating with reasonable particularity the subject matter of the dispute. Within five (5) business days after receipt of such notice, the parties shall appoint a single arbitrator to arbitrate the dispute. If the parties are unable to agree upon an arbitrator, the parties shall apply to a court of competent jurisdiction to appoint an arbitrator and the parties agree to be bound by such appointment. The costs of the arbitration shall be paid as determined by the arbitrator. The award of the arbitrator shall be final and binding upon the parties.
13. General
13.1 Force Majeure. Fongo will not be liable to the Customer by reason of any failure in performance under this Agreement (other than a failure to pay money) if such failure arises out of causes beyond the reasonable control of Fongo, provided Fongo makes reasonable efforts to limit or remedy such effect. Such causes may include, but are not limited to, acts of God, acts of the public enemy, acts of civil or military authority, fires, strikes, unavailability of energy source, delay in transportation, riots or war.
13.2 Notice. Any communication required to be given under this Agreement must be given in writing and either delivered personally, or sent by prepaid registered post, overnight and/or express courier, or facsimile or other electronic communication to the person at the relevant address detailed as follows:
  Fongo Inc.
  Unit 2B
235 Ardelt Ave.
Kitchener, Ontario
N2C 2M3
Fax No.: 519-772-5014
Email: talkfreely@fongo.com
  Any notice or other communication is deemed to be received:
a) if delivered personally or by overnight and/or express courier, on delivery;
b) if sent by prepaid registered post, five (5) business days after the date of posting unless actually received earlier;
c) by facsimile or electronic communication, the day following transmission.
13.3 Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Ontario and the laws of Canada applicable therein, without reference to its principles of conflict of laws, and the parties shall attorn to the jurisdiction of the Courts of Ontario for all matters arising under this Agreement.
13.4 Entire Agreement. This Agreement together with all schedules attached hereto from time to time contains the entire contractual arrangements between the parties with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all other communications, negotiations, correspondence, arrangements, understandings, or representations, oral or written, between the parties relating to same.
13.5 Severability. Any provision of this Agreement that is unenforceable at law will be ineffective to the extent of such unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions of this Agreement. It is the intention of the parties that any provision found to be illegal or unenforceable should not be terminated but should be amended to the extent necessary to render it valid and enforceable.
13.6 Waiver. No failure by Fongo to exercise any right under this Agreement or to insist upon full compliance by the Customer with its obligations under this Agreement will constitute a waiver of any provision of this Agreement.
13.7 Order of Preference. In the event of conflict between this Agreement and any other Schedule attached hereto by reference, the terms and conditions of the applicable Schedule will prevail to the extent of the conflict.
14. Modifications
  The terms of this Agreement or the Schedules, including fees, charges, features, content or any other aspects of a Service, may change at any time and without prior notice. The Customer is responsible for frequently reviewing this Agreement and the Schedule posted on Fongo’s web site to obtain timely notice of any such changes.
15. Contacts and Questions?
  If you have any questions about this Agreement, please e-mail Fongo at talkfreely@fongo.com.
 
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Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services (CCTS)

CCTS is an independent agency whose mandate is to resolve complaints of individual and small business customers about their telecommunications services. If you have a complaint about your telephone, wireless, or Internet service, you must first try to resolve it directly with your service provider. If you have done so and have been unable to reach a satisfactory resolution, CCTS may be able to help you, free of charge. To learn more about CCTS, you may visit its website at www.ccts-cprst.ca or call toll-free at 1-888-221-1687

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