Terms of Use

When you sign up for membership with BIG Media, you are accepting these terms of use as well as the guidelines in our Privacy Policy and Content Policy. If you are not in agreement with these terms, then you should not use our service. Go on, beat it 😉
BIG Media will do its best to prevent interference from third parties including those spreading viruses, spam, and other unwanted attacks, but BIG Media is not liable for any damages or costs associated with such nefarious acts if the bad guys get past our security systems, regardless of whether a breach occurs on BIG Media’s platform or on the user’s network while using BIG Media’s service.
BIG Media membership is individual, and an individual may access membership services from multiple devices. However, membership password is not to be shared with others of the age of majority, regardless of whether that person is part of a business or family unit. BIG Media’s legal team will not come after you if you are a parent and wish to help your children become better informed by having them read BIG Media content while signed in on your account. You are also welcome to have friends and colleagues read over your shoulder on your computer screen or smartphone. In that case, beware of drool as your associates salivate while taking in BIG content.
BIG Media reserves the right to log out any member at its discretion if a user is found to be in violation of these terms. Repeat offences may result in expulsion, in which case you may be sad. In reading BIG Media content and enjoying other membership services, you expressly agree to abide by these terms. If you do not follow these guidelines, you will be in big trouble.
Content on BIG Media may contain material that is unsuitable for minors. Whether you are browsing the newsfeed without having signed up as a member or are participating in the member zone, you do so at your own risk. Parental guidance is recommended … unless you are like age 50 and your parents are like 80, in which case you are encouraged to use our service on your own, even if you are still living in your parents’ basement.
All BIG Media content – including article text, images, videos, podcasts, and any other form of communication produced by BIG Media – is protected by Canadian and international intellectual property laws, including copyright and trademark laws, and is owned by BIG Media Ltd. All trademarks, trade names, logos, and branding/marketing material on this platform are owned by BIG Media and are protected from reproduction and misleading use. The unauthorized use of any such material is strictly prohibited.
BIG Media members are permitted to share links to stories (with clear credit to author and BIG Media) and print single hard copies of stories on this platform but may not do so for commercial use without the express written consent of BIG Media. All rights are reserved. You may not modify, sell, resell, create a database, create a media monitoring service, aggregate, deep link, republish, retransmit, distribute, transfer, communicate, broadcast or otherwise make the services and content available, including without limitation, by caching, scraping, harvesting, framing or similar means, without written consent of BIG Media Ltd.
Contact BIG Media president Rob Driscoll at rob @ big-media. ca with copyright questions and information on licensing options. 
Refund Policy:
Before we get to that, hear us out. OK, it seems we may have done something to disappoint or offend you. Well, for that, we apologize and assure you that it was not our intent. Rather than give up on us and cancel your subscription, please consider the idea of sending feedback toinfo@big-media.ca. Pull no punches. Let us have it. We will listen to you and try to be better. We formed this company with intent to provide a trustworthy source of news and respectful engagement. When we screw up, we will acknowledge it and do our best to improve. However, that is difficult if you don’t let us know how you feel. Regardless, we appreciate your support, no matter how long it lasts (or lasted).
BIG Media reserves the right to provide a refund for cancelled membership but is not obligated to do so. No refunds will be provided on one-time purchases or on purchases of less than $10 USD. When a membership is cancelled, service will continue to be provided until the end of the term for which membership has been paid, but any recurring billing/payment cycle will be halted. Notice of 7 days or more before the next billing cycle is required to cancel membership for the subsequent term. If membership is cancelled after the 7-day-notice deadline but before the renewal date, if payment is processed, BIG Media will reimburse the funds within 30 days.

Advertising terms and conditions

We don’t accept advertising. That was easy.
BIG Media content (including any facts, views, opinions, recommendations, description of or references to products, services and securities) is provided to you for general information, educational and entertainment purposes only. The content does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of BIG Media, including the president, contributors, or staffSome content may be out of date.You should use your judgment in making use of any content and are responsible for your research and decisions. The content does not replace consultations with professional advisors, such as qualified financial advisors, medical doctors, fitness trainers, real estate agents, and lawyers.It is strongly recommended that you seek appropriate independent advice from qualified professional advisors before making any decisions. You agree that BIG Media and its licensors are not liable to you, either directly or indirectly, for your reliance on or use of the content, user-generated content, financial, accounting, legal, real estate, medical, health, fitness or any other professional advice or information provided in BIG Media content or services. You agree that all risk associated with your use of or reliance on the content is with you.

Limitation of liability

You expressly understand and agree that in no event will BIG Media be responsible or liable to you or anyone else (jointly or severally) for any claim, loss or damage whatsoever, including without limitation any direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, special, punitive or consequential damages or any damages for loss of profits, savings, revenue, goodwill, business interruption, loss of information or data or other intangible losses, arising from, or in any way connected with the services or content, including the performance, use of, access to, or the inability to use and access the same, regardless of whether BIG Media had been advised of or could have foreseen the possibility of such claim, loss or damage.

The limitations of liability and disclaimers herein will apply regardless of the form of action, whether in contract, breach of warranty, civil liability, strict liability, tort (including negligence), or otherwise. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event will BIG Media’s aggregate liability to you exceed the greater of (1) the amount paid to BIG Media by you for your use of the content and services in the three (3) months immediately preceding the event giving rise to such claim, or (2) $30 USD.

The services and content are provided to you through circumstances not always under the control of BIG Media. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, BIG Media will under no circumstances be held liable or responsible for any delay or failure in the performance of the services and content resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including without limitation, internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, satellite failures, strikes, labour disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions and orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals.

The services and content may at any time be temporarily unavailable, inaccessible or inoperable for any reason from time to time, including periodic maintenance, repairs and disruptions as described above. While BIG Media will make every reasonable effort to minimize such downtimes, BIG Media cannot guarantee 100% availability of the service and content. If you are dissatisfied with the services and content for any reason, your sole remedy is to cancel your services in accordance with these terms and conditions. You acknowledge and agree that third-parties who supply third-party content to you in services and content have no liability to you whatsoever in respect to their third-party content and you agree to waive, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any right you may have to bring a legal claim against such third-parties for your use of their content on the services or content.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless BIG Media and each of its respective officers, directors, affiliates, business partners, employees, agents, licensors and all third parties mentioned on the services and content from and against any and all claims, actions, losses or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from or related to: your breach of these terms and conditions or a membership agreement if applicable; your access and use of the services and content; your use or reliance on the services and content; your publication, communication, distribution or transmission otherwise of the services or content; or your violation of any law or regulation. You will use your best efforts to co-operate with BIG Media in the defense of any claim. BIG Media reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.
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