Terms of Use

Last updated: April 3, 2019

THESE TERMS OF USE (THE “TERMS”) ARE A LEGAL CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND CUISINART (“CUISINART,” “WE” OR “US”). THE TERMS EXPLAIN HOW YOU ARE PERMITTED TO USE THE WEBSITES LOCATED AT THE URL: WWW.CUISINART.CA, ALL OTHER CUISINART SITES WHERE THESE TERMS ARE POSTED (EACH, A “SITE”), ANY SOFTWARE THAT CUISINART PROVIDES TO YOU FOR USE ON A MOBILE DEVICE (A “MOBILE APPLICATION”) AND SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SITES OR MOBILE APPLICATIONS (“SERVICES”). BY USING A SITE, MOBILE APPLICATION OR ANY SERVICE, YOU ARE AGREEING TO ALL OF THESE TERMS; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE ANY SITE, ANY MOBILE APPLICATIONS, ANY SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE SITES.

NOTE: THESE TERMS CONTAIN A DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION PROVISION, INCLUDING CLASS ACTION WAIVER THAT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THESE TERMS AND WITH RESPECT TO DISPUTES YOU MAY HAVE WITH CUISINART, EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. YOU MAY OPT OUT OF THE BINDING INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER AS PROVIDED BELOW.

THESE TERMS ALSO INCLUDE IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF OUR LIABILITY TO YOU, AS SET OUT UNDER THE “DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES’ AND “LIMITATION OF LIABILITY” HEADINGS BELOW.



Changes

Cuisinart may make changes to the content and Services offered on the Sites or via the Mobile Applications at any time. Cuisinart can change, update, or add or remove provisions of these Terms, at any time by posting the updated Terms on the applicable Site(s). By using any Site or Mobile Application after Cuisinart has updated the Terms, you are agreeing to all the updated Terms; if you do not agree with any of the updated Terms, you must stop using the Sites and Mobile Applications.



General Use

By using a Site or Mobile Application, you represent, acknowledge and agree that you are the age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence (*Note: The age of majority is 19 years in British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut and Yukon Territories, and 18 years in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan), or if you are under the age of majority but are at least 13 years old (a “Minor”), that you are using the Site and/or Mobile Application with the consent of your parent or legal guardian and that you have received your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to agree to these Terms. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a Minor, you hereby agree to bind the Minor to these Terms and to fully indemnify and hold harmless Cuisinart if the Minor breaches any of these Terms. Our Sites and Mobile Applications are not targeted toward, nor intended for use by, anyone under the age of 13. If you are not at least 13 years old, you may not use our Sites or Mobile Applications at any time or in any manner or submit any information to Cuisinart or the Sites or the Mobile Application.

Cuisinart provides content through the Sites and Mobile Applications that is copyrighted and/or trademarked work of Cuisinart, Cuisinart’s third-party licensors and suppliers, or other users of the Sites and/or Mobile Applications (collectively, the “Materials”). Materials may include logos, graphics, video, images, software and other content. Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, and your compliance with these Terms, Cuisinart hereby grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use and to display the Materials and to use the Sites solely for your personal use. Except for the foregoing license (and the license set forth in the section below entitled Mobile Applications), you have no other rights in the Sites or any Materials and you may not modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any Site or Materials in any manner.

If you breach any of these Terms, the above license will terminate automatically and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials.



Using the Site and the Services on the Site

You need not register with Cuisinart to simply visit and view the Sites and use many of the Services available on the Sites or Mobile Applications. However, Cuisinart may from time to time require you to register for an account with Cuisinart in order to access certain password-restricted areas of a Site and to use certain Services and Materials offered on and through a Site or Mobile Application.

If account registration is offered and you desire to register for an account with Cuisinart, you must submit information via the Mobile Application or through the account registration page on the Site (as applicable), which may include your e-mail address, name and mailing address. You may also have the ability to provide additional optional information about yourself, which is not required to register for the account, but may be helpful to Cuisinart in providing you with a more customized experience when using the Site, the Mobile Application or the Services they provide. Once you have submitted your account registration information, Cuisinart shall have the right to approve or reject the requested account, in Cuisinart’s discretion. If your account is approved, you will be permitted to log in to the applicable Site(s) or Service(s) using the password you select.

You may also be provided with the ability to register for an account on the Site or Mobile Application using your existing account and log-in credentials through certain Third-Party Sites (as defined below) such as Facebook or Twitter.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Cuisinart password and any Third-Party Site password used to access our Sites, Mobile Applications and/or Services (collectively, "Passwords”), and you are responsible for all activities that occur using your Passwords. You agree not to share your Passwords, let others access or use your Passwords, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your Passwords. You agree to notify Cuisinart if any of your Passwords are lost or stolen, if you are aware of any unauthorized use of your Passwords or if you know of any other breach of security in relation to any Site or Mobile Application.

All the information that you provide when registering for an account and otherwise through the Sites or Mobile Applications must be accurate, complete and up to date. You may change, correct or remove any information from your account by logging into your account directly and making the desired changes.



Purchases

If applicable, you agree to pay all fees or charges associated with your use of the Sites or purchases made on the Sites pursuant to any Cuisinart billing terms in effect as shown on the applicable product or payment pages. If you do not pay on time or if Cuisinart cannot charge your credit card or other applicable payment method for any reason, Cuisinart reserves the right to either suspend or terminate your access to any or all of the Sites and/or your account, and terminate these Terms. You are expressly agreeing that Cuisinart is permitted to bill you for the applicable fees, any applicable tax and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of the Sites and that fees will be billed to your credit card or other Cuisinart-approved payment method. If the product or service you have purchased involves a subscription or recurring payments, you agree that Cuisinart may charge your credit card or other Cuisinart-approved payment method thereafter at regular intervals for the term of the recurring payments. Except as otherwise set forth in these Terms or separate product purchase terms on a Site, or by applicable laws, all fees and charges are non-refundable. If you have a balance due on any account, you agree that Cuisinart may charge such unpaid fees to your credit card or other payment method, or otherwise bill you for such unpaid fees.

All prices displayed on the Sites are quoted in Canadian dollars. Shipping and handling fees and applicable sales/use tax will be added by Cuisinart as necessary. Cuisinart reserves the right to make changes to pricing and specifications without prior notice and without incurring any obligations to you, and to restrict delivery to addresses within Canada. Cuisinart reserves the right to limit the number of items ordered and to refuse services to any customer without prior notification. In the event that an item lists an incorrect price, either due to typographical or other error, Cuisinart shall have the right to refuse or cancel any order placed for the incorrect price, regardless of whether the order is being or has been processed. If payment has already been made or if a credit card has already been charged for the purchase and the order is cancelled, Cuisinart shall promptly credit the credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price.



Electronic Communications

By using a Site, a Mobile Application and/or the Services, you consent to receiving electronic communications from Cuisinart. These electronic communications may include notices about applicable fees and charges, transactional information and other information concerning or related to the Site, Mobile Application and/or Services provided on or through the Site and/or Mobile Applications. These electronic communications are part of your relationship with Cuisinart. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications that we send you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.



Privacy Policy

Please review Cuisinart’s Privacy Policy, available at (the “”) which explains how we use information that you submit to Cuisinart.



Links to Third-Party Sites

Our Sites or Mobile Applications may be linked to other websites that are not Cuisinart sites, including, without limitation, social networking, blogging and similar websites through which you are able to log into a Site or Mobile Application using your existing account and log-in credentials for such third-party sites, websites from which you may purchase Cuisinart products and websites with content that you may find interesting (collectively, “Third-Party Sites”). Certain areas of a Site or Mobile Application may allow you to interact and/or conduct transactions with such Third-Party Sites and/or allow you to configure your privacy settings in your Third-Party Site account to permit your activities on our Site or Mobile Application to be shared with your contacts in your Third-Party Site account. In certain situations, you may be transferred to a Third-Party Site through a link but it may appear that you are still on our Site or Mobile Application. In any case, you acknowledge and agree that the Third-Party Sites may have different privacy policies and terms and conditions of use than are found on our Sites, and you further acknowledge and agree that, in such cases, your use of such Third-Party Sites is governed by such third party privacy policies and terms and conditions of use. Cuisinart provides links to Third-Party Sites to you as a convenience, and we do not verify, make any representations about, or take responsibility for such Third-Party Sites, including, without limitation, the truthfulness, accuracy, quality or completeness of the content, services, links displayed and/or any other activities conducted on or through such Third-Party Sites. YOU AGREE THAT CUISINART WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY GOODS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, RESOURCES AND/OR CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES, FOR YOUR DEALINGS OR COMMUNICATIONS WITH ANY THIRD PARTIES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR BUSINESS PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTY. Unless specifically stated on our Site or Mobile Application, we do not endorse any such Third-Party Sites, the products, services, or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them.



Submissions

You are responsible for the information, opinions, messages, comments, photos, videos, graphics, sounds and other content or material that you submit, upload, post, create or otherwise generate or make available on or through any of our Sites, Mobile Applications or Services (each a “Submission”). You may not upload, post or otherwise generate or make available to us any material protected by copyright, trademark, or any other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of such copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, and the burden of determining whether any material is protected by any such right is on you. You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, proprietary rights, violation of contract, privacy or publicity rights or any other harm resulting from any Submission that you make. You have full responsibility for each Submission you make, including its legality, reliability and appropriateness.

Unless otherwise explicitly stated herein or in the Cuisinart Privacy Policy, you agree that any Submission provided by you is provided on a non-proprietary and non-confidential basis. You hereby grant to Cuisinart, its affiliates, successors and assigns and any customer, vendor, service provider, licensor or licensee of Cuisinart or other person, in each case as authorized or permitted by Cuisinart (collectively “Business Partners”, and together with Cuisinart, its affiliates and any of their licensees, the “Licensees”) a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, worldwide license (including the right to sublicense through multiple tiers) to use, reproduce, process, adapt, publicly perform, publicly display, modify, prepare derivative works, publish, transmit and distribute each of your Submissions, or any portion thereof, in any form, medium or distribution method now known or hereafter existing, known or developed, for any purpose, including without limitation, any purpose relating to the Sites, the Mobile Applications and/or the Services or the marketing, advertising and promotion of Cuisinart’s goods and services. Said uses may include, but are not limited to, posting a Submission on any website or social media site, transmitting the Submissions to consumers via e-mail and reproducing, displaying the Submissions on computers and mobile devices or reproducing your Submissions in print. To the maximum extent permitted by law, you waive and agree not to assert any and all copyright rights, moral rights or rights of attribution and integrity in your Submissions, if any, against any Licensee. Any Licensee may modify or adapt your Submissions in order to transmit, display or distribute them over computer networks and in various media and/or make changes to the Submissions as necessary to conform and adapt them to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media. Cuisinart agrees to use any personally identifiable information contained in any of your Submissions in accordance with Cuisinart’s Privacy Policy.

You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, damages and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Submissions you provide.

When you provide Submissions you agree that those Submissions shall not be in violation of the “Unauthorized Activities” paragraph below. Those prohibitions do not require Cuisinart to monitor, police or remove any Submissions or other information submitted by you or any other user.



Unauthorized Activities

When using the Sites and/or Mobile Applications, you agree to abide by common standards of decency and act in accordance with the law. By way of example and not limitation, you agree not to:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Use racially, ethnically, or otherwise offensive language.
  • Discuss or incite illegal activity.
  • Use explicit/obscene language or solicit/post sexually explicit images (actual or simulated).
  • Post anything that exploits children or minors or that depicts cruelty to animals.
  • Post any copyrighted or trademarked materials without the express permission from the owner.
  • Disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of such solicitation.
  • Use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site or Mobile Application or to harvest, scrape or otherwise collect information from the Site or Mobile Application.
  • Take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.
  • Alter the opinions or comments posted by others on a Site or via a Mobile Application.
  • Post anything contrary to our public image, goodwill or reputation, provided that the foregoing will not apply to you if applicable law prohibits such limitations and restrictions.

This list of prohibitions provides examples and is not complete or exclusive. Cuisinart reserves the right to (a) terminate access to your account and/or your ability to post to the Sites (or use the Mobile Applications or Services) and (b) refuse, delete or remove any Submissions; with or without cause and with or without notice, for any reason or no reason, or for any action that Cuisinart determines is inappropriate or disruptive to a Site, a Mobile Application or to any other user of the Site, Mobile Application and/or Services. Cuisinart may report to law enforcement authorities any actions that may be illegal, and any reports it receives of such conduct. When legally required or at Cuisinart’s discretion, Cuisinart will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any investigation of alleged illegal activity on the Sites or on the Internet.

Unauthorized use of any Materials contained on the Sites or Mobile Applications may violate certain laws and regulations.

You agree to indemnify and hold Cuisinart and any other Licensee and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs of defense) Cuisinart or any other indemnified party suffers in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding any claim or demand relating to or arising out of your use of any Site or Mobile Application (including any Service available through such Site or Mobile Application), the use of a Site or Mobile Application by any person using your user name and/or Password (including without limitation, your participation in the posting areas), your Submissions or your violation or misappropriation of any applicable law, regulation, or the copyrights, trademark rights or other rights of any third party.



Proprietary Rights

The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on the Sites and/or Mobile Application (collectively, the "Trademarks") are and remain the registered and/or common law marks of Cuisinart, our affiliates, our licensors or our partners, in the United States and other countries, and are protected by United States and international trademark laws.

Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all information and screens appearing on the Sites or Mobile Applications, including documents, services, site design, text, graphics, logos, images and icons, as well as the arrangement thereof, are the sole property of Cuisinart, our affiliates, our licensors or our partners. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Except as otherwise required or limited by applicable law, any reproduction, distribution, modification, retransmission, or publication of any Trademark or copyrighted material is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the owner.



Intellectual Property Infringement

Cuisinart respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask you to do the same. Cuisinart may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, terminate service and/or access to and use of the Sites and/or Mobile Applications for users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work is the subject of copyright infringement and/or trademark infringement and appears on a Site, please provide Cuisinart’s designated agent the following information:

  • Your name and address, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Cuisinart to contact you as the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.
  • Identification of work or other subject-matter claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site, and the date and time of the commission of the claimed infringement.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled at the Site, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Cuisinart to locate the material.
  • A description of your interests or rights in or to the work claimed to have been infringed.

Cuisinart’s agent for notice of claims of copyright or trademark infringement on the Sites can be reached as follows:

Cuisinart Canada
100 Conair Parkway
Woodbridge, ON L4H 0L2
customer_service@cuisinart.ca

Upon receiving a notice of claimed infringement that complies with the requirements set out above, and upon payment of any fee that we may lawfully charge, we will forward the notice electronically to the location you have provided (or, if we are unable to forward it, we will inform you of the reasons).

We also reserve the right to remove or disable access to copyright-protected material that you provided, if such removal is pursuant to a valid infringement notice that we have received.

Cuisinart reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the account or access of any user of our Sites and/or Services who is the subject of repeated other infringement notifications.



Disclaimer of Warranties

Your use of the Sites, Mobile Applications and Services is at your own risk. The Materials have not been verified or authenticated in whole or in part by Cuisinart, and they may include inaccuracies or typographical or other errors. Cuisinart does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the Materials contained on the Sites and/or Mobile Applications. Cuisinart has no liability for any errors or omissions in the Materials, whether provided by Cuisinart, our licensors or suppliers or other users.

EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, CUISINART, FOR ITSELF AND ITS LICENSORS, MAKES NO EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR GUARANTEES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITES, THE MOBILE APPLICATIONS, THE SERVICES, OR ANY MATERIALS, OR RELATING TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON THE SITES OR MOBILE APPLICATIONS. UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPLICITLY STATED, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITES, THE MOBILE APPLICATIONS, THE SERVICES, THE MATERIALS, AND ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON THE SITES AND/OR MOBILE APPLICATIONS IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WHERE-IS” BASIS WITH NO WARRANTY OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS. CUISINART DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTIES AGAINST VIRUSES, SPYWARE OR MALWARE THAT MAY BE INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER.



Limitation of Liability

EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, CUISINART SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITES, MOBILE APPLICATIONS OR ANY SERVICES, OR FROM YOUR DISPLAYING, COPYING, OR DOWNLOADING ANY MATERIALS TO OR FROM THE SITES. IN NO EVENT SHALL CUISINART BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXTRAORDINARY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) HOWEVER ARISING, EVEN IF CUISINART KNOWS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.



Local Laws; Export Control

Cuisinart controls and operates the Sites from its offices in Canada and the Services, Materials and Mobile Applications may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use a Site, Mobile Application and/or Services outside Canada, you are solely responsible for following applicable local laws.



Feedback

If you send or transmit any communications, comments, questions, suggestions, or related materials to Cuisinart, whether by letter, email, telephone, or otherwise (collectively, “Feedback”), suggesting or recommending changes to a Site, a Mobile Application, any Services, or any Materials, including, without limitation, new features or functionality relating thereto, all such Feedback is, and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. You hereby assign all right, title, and interest, and waive all moral rights, in, and Cuisinart is free to use, without any attribution or compensation to you, any ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, or other intellectual property and proprietary rights contained in the Feedback, whether or not patentable, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, having manufactured, licensing, marketing, and selling, directly or indirectly, products and services using such Feedback. You understand and agree that Cuisinart is not obligated to use, display, reproduce, or distribute any such ideas, know-how, concepts, or techniques contained in the Feedback, and you have no right to compel such use, display, reproduction, or distribution. To the extent the foregoing assignment of rights, title and interest in and to your Feedback is prohibited by applicable law, you hereby grant Conair and any other Licensee a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, worldwide license (including the right to sublicense through multiple tiers) to fully use, practice and exploit those non-assignable rights, title and interest, including, but not limited to, the right to use, reproduce, adapt, publicly perform, publicly display, modify, prepare derivative works, publish, transmit and distribute your Feedback, or any portion thereof, in any form, medium or distribution method now known or hereafter existing, known or developed, for any purpose, and to develop, manufacture, have manufactured, license, market, and sell, directly or indirectly, products and services using such Feedback.



Dispute Resolution and Arbitration; Class Action Waiver

Please read this carefully. It affects your rights.

Most customer concerns can be resolved quickly and to a customer’s satisfaction by contacting us at customer_service@cuisinart.ca. This “Dispute Resolution and Arbitration; Class Action Waiver” provision (this “Provision”) facilitates the prompt and efficient resolution of any disputes that may arise between you and Cuisinart. Arbitration is a form of private dispute resolution in which persons with a dispute waive their rights to file a lawsuit, to proceed in court and to a jury trial, and instead submit their disputes to a neutral third person (or arbitrator) for a binding decision. You have the right to opt-out of this Provision (as explained below), which means you would retain your right to litigate your disputes in a court, either before a judge or jury.

Please read this Provision carefully. It provides that, except where prohibited by applicable law, all Disputes (as defined below) between you and Cuisinart shall be resolved by binding arbitration. Arbitration replaces the right to go to court. In the absence of this arbitration agreement, you may otherwise have a right or opportunity to bring claims in a court, before a judge or jury, and/or to participate in or be represented in a case filed in court by others (including, but not limited to, class actions). Except as otherwise provided, entering into this agreement constitutes a waiver of your right to litigate claims and all opportunity to be heard by a judge or jury. There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. The arbitrator must follow this agreement and can award the same damages and relief as a court (including attorneys’ fees).

For the purpose of this Provision, “Cuisinart” means Conair Consumer Products ULC, Cuisinart division and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents. The term “Dispute” means any dispute, claim, or controversy between you and Cuisinart regarding any aspect of your relationship with Cuisinart, whether based in contract, statute, regulation, ordinance, tort (including, but not limited to, fraud, misrepresentation, fraudulent inducement, or negligence), or any other legal or equitable theory, and includes the validity, enforceability or scope of this Provision (with the exception of the enforceability of the Class Action Waiver clause below). “Dispute” is to be given the broadest possible meaning that will be enforced, and shall include any claims against other parties relating to services or products provided or billed to you (such as Cuisinart’s licensors, suppliers, dealers or third-party vendors) whenever you also assert claims against us in the same proceeding.

EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AND CUISINART EACH AGREE THAT, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BELOW, ANY AND ALL DISPUTES, AS DEFINED ABOVE, WHETHER PRESENTLY IN EXISTENCE OR BASED ON ACTS OR OMISSIONS IN THE PAST OR IN THE FUTURE, WILL BE RESOLVED EXCLUSIVELY AND FINALLY BY BINDING ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS PROVISION. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW WAIVERS OF THE RIGHT TO SUE OR TO PARTICIPATE IN CLASS ACTIONS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE EXCLUSIONS OR WAIVERS IN THIS PROVISION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

Pre-Arbitration Claim Resolution

For all Disputes, whether pursued in court or arbitration, you must first give Cuisinart an opportunity to resolve the Dispute. You must commence this process by mailing written notification to Cuisinart Canada, 100 Conair Parkway, Woodbridge, ON L4H 0L2. That written notification must include (1) your name, (2) your address, (3) a written description of your Claim, and (4) a description of the specific relief you seek. You may pursue your Dispute in a court only under the circumstances described below.

Exclusions from Arbitration/Right to Opt Out

Notwithstanding the above, you or Cuisinart may choose to pursue a Dispute in court and not by arbitration if (a) the Dispute qualifies, it may be initiated in small claims court; or (b) YOU OPT-OUT OF THESE ARBITRATION PROCEDURES WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE THAT YOU FIRST CONSENT TO THIS AGREEMENT (the “Opt-Out Deadline”). You may opt out of this Provision by mailing written notification to Cuisinart Canada, 100 Conair Parkway, Woodbridge, ON L4H 0L2, Attention: Legal Department. Your written notification must include (1) your name, (2) your address, and (3) a clear statement that you do not wish to resolve disputes with Cuisinart through arbitration. Your decision to opt-out of this Arbitration Provision will have no adverse effect on your relationship with Cuisinart. Any opt-out request received after the Opt-Out Deadline will not be valid and you must pursue your Dispute in arbitration or small claims court.

Arbitration Procedures

If Cuisinart does not resolve a Dispute within 45 days after it receives your written notification, you or Cuisinart may, by written notice to the other, require that the Dispute be submitted to arbitration before a single arbitrator in accordance with Ontario’s Arbitration Act, 1991, SO 1991, c 17, and the rules of procedure for arbitration established from time to time by the ADR Institute of Canada (provided that such rules do not conflict with any provision of this Dispute Resolution Procedure).

You agree that the arbitrator may not consolidate your Dispute with the Dispute of one or more other persons, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a class or representative proceeding unless both you and Cuisinart specifically agree. Further, you agree that you will not be a class representative, class member, or otherwise participate in a class, consolidated, or representative proceeding in respect of any Dispute.

If you and Cuisinart cannot agree on the appointment of the single arbitrator, the single arbitrator shall be appointed in accordance with the procedure set out at section 3.2 of the ADR Institute of Canada’s Arbitration Rules.

The arbitration shall be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and conducted in English unless you and Cuisinart agree otherwise.

The law that applies to these Terms and to your access to and use of a Site. Mobile Application and the Materials, and that, accordingly, shall be applied in connection with the arbitration, are the laws of the Province of Ontario and the Federal Laws of Canada applicable in Ontario, but excluding Ontario’s conflict of law rules.

The arbitrator will have the discretionary authority to grant specific performance, rectification, injunctions and other equitable relief as may be requested by you or Cuisinart.

Notwithstanding the above and the ADR Institute of Canada’s Arbitration Rules, you agree that Cuisinart may apply at any time for an emergency or interim remedy to enforce or prevent the breach of the Terms including specific performance and injunctive relief on an interim or interlocutory basis.

You and Cuisinart agree that all aspects of the arbitration, including any documents that are produced or that may be exchanged in the context of the arbitration, will be kept confidential.

You and Cuisinart agree that the arbitrator may, in his or her discretion, award costs against you or Cuisinart.

You and Cuisinart agree that any decision made or award granted by the Arbitrator is final, binding, and not subject to appeal, except to the extent permitted by Ontario’s Arbitration Act, 1991, SO 1991, c 17.

Class Action Waiver

Except as otherwise provided in this Provision or where applicable legislation prohibits such a waiver, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a class or representative proceeding or claims (such as a class action, consolidated action or private attorney general action) unless both you and Cuisinart specifically agree to do so following initiation of the arbitration. If you choose to pursue your Dispute in court by opting out of the Arbitration Provision, as specified above, this Class Action Waiver will not apply to you. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, neither you, nor any other user of the Site or a Mobile Application can be a class representative, class member, or otherwise participate in a class, consolidated, or representative proceeding without having complied with the opt-out requirements above.

Jury Waiver

You understand and agree that by entering into this Agreement you and Cuisinart are each waiving the right to a jury trial or a trial before a judge in a public court (except where applicable legislation prohibits such a waiver). In the absence of this Provision, you and Cuisinart might otherwise have had a right or opportunity to bring Disputes in a court, before a judge or jury, and/or to participate or be represented in a case filed in court by others (including class actions). Except as otherwise provided below, those rights are waived. Other rights that you would have if you went to court, such as the right to appeal and to certain types of discovery, may be more limited or may also be waived.

Severability

If any clause within this Provision (other than the Class Action Waiver clause above) is found to be illegal or unenforceable, that clause will be severed from this Provision, and the remainder of this Provision will be given full force and effect. If the Class Action Waiver clause is found to be illegal or unenforceable, this entire Provision will be unenforceable.

If this Provision as a whole is not enforceable for any reason, then, except where prohibited by law, you agree that exclusive jurisdiction and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to any Dispute will be decided by a court in Toronto, Ontario.

Continuation

This Provision shall survive the termination of your service with Cuisinart or its affiliates. Notwithstanding any provision in this Agreement to the contrary, we agree that if Cuisinart makes any change to this Provision (other than a change to the Notice Address), you may reject any such change and require Cuisinart to adhere to the language in this Provision if a dispute between us arises.



Mobile Application

Cuisinart may make Mobile Applications available for use with mobile devices. To use a Mobile Application you must have a compatible mobile device. Cuisinart does not warrant that any Mobile Application made available to you will be compatible with your mobile device. Cuisinart hereby grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use an object code copy of the Mobile Application on one mobile device owned or leased solely by you, for your personal use. You may not: (i) modify, disassemble, decompile or reverse engineer the Mobile Application, except to the extent that such restriction is expressly prohibited by law; (ii) rent, lease, loan, resell, sublicense, distribute or otherwise transfer the Mobile Application to any third party or use the Mobile Application to provide time sharing or similar services for any third party; (iii) make any copies of the Mobile Application; (iv) remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Mobile Application, features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content accessible through the Mobile Application, or features that enforce limitations on use of the Mobile Application; or (v) delete the copyright and other proprietary rights notices on the Mobile Application. You acknowledge that Cuisinart may from time to time issue upgraded versions of the Mobile Application, and may automatically electronically upgrade the version of the Mobile Application that you are using on your mobile device. The foregoing license grant is not a sale of the Mobile Application or any copy thereof, and Cuisinart and its third-party licensors or suppliers retain all right, title, and interest in and to any Mobile Application (and any copy of the Mobile Application) Cuisinart may make available to you. Standard carrier data charges may apply to your use of the Mobile Application.

The following additional terms and conditions apply with respect to any Mobile Application that Cuisinart may provide to you designed for use on an Apple iOS-powered mobile device (an “iOS App”):

  • You acknowledge that these Terms are between you and Cuisinart only, and not with Apple, Inc. (“Apple”).
  • Your use of the iOS App must comply with Apple’s then-current App Store Terms of Service.
  • Cuisinart, and not Apple, is solely responsible for the iOS App and the Services and content available through the use thereof. You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation to provide maintenance and support services with respect to the iOS App. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the iOS App.
  • You agree that Cuisinart, and not Apple, is responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third party relating to the iOS App or your possession and/or use of the iOS App, including, but not limited to: (i) product liability claims; (ii) any claim that the iOS App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (iii) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation, and all such claims are governed solely by these Terms and any law applicable to us as provider of the iOS App.
  • You agree that Cuisinart, and not Apple, shall be responsible, to the extent required by these Terms, for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any third-party intellectual property infringement claim related to the iOS App or your possession and use of the iOS App.
  • You represent and warrant that (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
  • You agree to comply with all applicable third-party terms of agreement when using the iOS App (e.g., you must not be in violation of your wireless data service terms of agreement when using the iOS App).
  • The parties agree that Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third-party beneficiaries to these Terms as they relate to your license of the iOS App. Upon your acceptance of these Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as they relate to your license of the iOS App as a third-party beneficiary thereof.

The following additional terms and conditions apply with respect to any Mobile Application that Cuisinart may provide to you designed for use on an Android-powered mobile device (an “Android App”):

  • You acknowledge that these Terms are between you and Cuisinart only, and not with Google, Inc. (“Google”).
  • Your use of the Android App must comply with Google’s then-current Google Play Terms of Service.
  • Google is only a provider of the Android Market where you obtained the Android App. Cuisinart, and not Google, is solely responsible for the Android App and the Services and content available through the use thereof. Google has no obligation or liability to you with respect to the Android App or these Terms.


General

Cuisinart prefers to advise you if we feel you are not complying with these Terms and to recommend any necessary corrective action. However, certain violations of these Terms, as determined by Cuisinart, may result in immediate termination of your access to the Sites or ability to use our Mobile Applications without prior notice to you. Except where prohibited by applicable law, the Ontario laws and applicable Canadian federal law, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions, will govern these Terms. Foreign laws do not apply. The United Nations on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to this Agreement. Except for Disputes subject to arbitration as described above, any disputes relating to these Terms, the Sites, the Mobile Applications or the Services will be heard in the courts located in Toronto, Ontario. If any of these Terms is found to be inconsistent with applicable law, then such term shall be interpreted to reflect the intentions of the parties, and no other terms will be modified. Cuisinart’s failure to enforce any of these Terms is not a waiver of such term. These Terms are the entire agreement between you and Cuisinart and supersede all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements between you and Cuisinart about the Sites, the Mobile Applications and/or any Services. The proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, representations made by you, indemnities, limitations of liability and general provisions shall survive any termination of these Terms. The parties have expressly agreed that this agreement and also ancillary agreements, documents or notices related thereto be drafted solely only in English. Les parties aux présentes ont expressément convenus que cet accord et tout autre convention, documents soit rédigé en anglais seulement.



Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, you can reach us by email at customer_service@cuisinart.ca or by mail at Cuisinart Canada, 100 Conair Parkway, Woodbridge, ON L4H 0L2, Attention: Customer Service.