Cultural Wonders Project Terms of Use

1) Preamble
The Cultural Wonders Project (“CWP”, “the Project”) Terms of Use (“Terms”) is a legally binding agreement between the user (“you”, “your”) and the Cultural Wonders Project, an Ontario, Canada based non-profit organization. You may contact us if you have any questions.

By downloading and using the Project’s works (“builds”, “products”, “content”), you acknowledge that you have read these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by all clauses. These clauses set forth your obligations and rights with respect to using the Project’s works. If you do not agree, you may not use the Project’ works.

2) Privacy
The Project only obtains personal information when provided in the “Contact” section of the website. More information with respect to your provided information can be found in the Project’s Privacy Policy. Personal information is only used for the purpose specified when it is asked for. The Project will maintain reasonable procedures for protecting personal information in compliance with the law and the Project’s Privacy Policy.

3) Limitation of Liability
You understand and agree that:

 Neither the Project nor its administration, staff, sponsors, third-party contractors or any other entities affiliated with the Project shall be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, exemplary, or consequential damages, to person or property, arising from the use of the Project’s products. The Project will not be responsible for any alleged failure of performance, error, omission, deletion, defect, or delay in service in the products, in addition to any alleged computer viruses, theft or destruction of property, and/or the unauthorized access to, alteration of, use of, or posting of any record pertaining to your interactions with the Project. You agree that this limitation of liability applies under all circumstances, including but not limited to tortious behavior and negligence. 
If applicable law does not allow all or any part of the above limitation of liability then the limitations will apply to you to the fullest extent of the applicable law.

4) Use of Information
The Project is not intended to be a scholarly nor authoritative source on history, architecture, tourism, geography, or other scholarly fields. It should not be used as a replacement for genuine scholarship, reporting, nor should be a cited source in authoritative nor scholarly works. Our products should not be used as a replacement for formal education in any of these fields, and the Project is not liable for any damages that arise from improper use of information.

 The Project may deal with sensitive topics including but not limited to war and destruction of historical landmarks, and may portray offensive symbols that appear on some real-life works. If you find such material intolerable, you may not want to use the Project’s website or products.

5) Intellectual Property
By agreeing to the terms of service, you agree that the content, features, and functionality (including but not limited to the builds, renders, writing, photos, video, and the design, election and arrangement thereof), are owned by the Project, its contractors, or employees and are protected by Canadian and international copyright and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. In no way may any of the Project’s content be reproduced, recreated, or redistributed without explicit permission from the Project.

These Terms grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the content of the Project. You may access and use content owned by the Project only for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, republish, or transmit to third parties any of the content owned by the Project. You may not modify copies of any content,, use photographs, renders, audio or visual sequences, delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of content from the Project, or reverse engineer or otherwise steal the Project’s property. Any use of the Project’s products not explicitly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark, or other laws.

By agreeing to these terms, you shall not create an entity in competition with the Project within six months. A competing entity can be but is not limited to an entity that creates similar products to the Project with a similar purpose, for profit or non-profit. 

6) Price and Payment
Payment is not necessary to use the majority of the Project’s content. It shall be done at the user’s discretion. Bonus content will be provided as a benefit for donations priced in Canadian dollars, regardless of geographical location. If currency conversion is required, it is expected that the user will pay the exchange fee. For bonus content to be received, it is expected that payment is received before any product is provided. Payment will only be accepted through PayPal and Patreon. It is the responsibility of the user to ensure that all products are accessible from his geographical location. Due to the nature of the paid content as downloads whose return cannot be verified, all transactions are considered final except in the case of provable failed delivery that does not arise from geographical location restrictions.

7) Changes to Terms of Use
Changes to the Terms may occur at any time, and are not retroactive. The most recent version of the Terms will govern the Project’s relationship with the user. Keeping up to date with the terms is at the discretion of the user, and we are not responsible for breaches in the Terms arising from lack of awareness. The time of the most recent change to the Terms of Use may be found in the “FAQ” section of the Project’s website.

8) Termination You are free to stop using the Project’s services at any time and/or terminate any paid subscriptions. We reserve the right to terminate your access to content, especially paid content, if you are in breach of these Terms or using content in a manner that would cause a real risk of harm to the Project or other users. Should harm be significant enough, especially in but not limited to intellectual property theft, legal action may be pursued.