Terms and Conditions of Use

Updated: May 1, 2024

  1. Acceptance of the Website Terms and Conditions of Use

Welcome to the Ventum Financial Corp. Website.  By accessing www.ventumfinancial.com (the “Website”), you are agreeing to be bound by and responsible for compliance with the following terms and conditions together with any documents and/or additional terms they incorporate by reference (collectively, these “Terms of Use”), and all applicable laws and regulations (including securities laws).  References to “Ventum“, “we”, “us”, or “our” shall mean Ventum Financial Corp.and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and successors, as applicable to the context of each reference. These Terms of Use constitute a legal agreement between you and Ventum.

By accessing the Website you accept and agree to be bound and comply with these Terms of Use and our privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”), found at www.ventumfinancial.com, incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Website.

You represent and warrant that you are the legal age of majority under applicable law to form a binding contract with Ventum and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Website.

  1. Governing Law and Choice of Forum

Except as otherwise required by law, the Website and these Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision, principle, or rule and notwithstanding your domicile, residence or physical location. You agree to irrevocably submit and attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Ontario Canada sitting in the City of Toronto, in respect of any dispute.

  1. Permitted Users and Geographic Restrictions

Ventumis licensed as a securities dealer in all Provinces and Territories of Canada and is a member of the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization, the Canadian Investor Protection Fund, and is a participating organization of all Canadian stock exchanges.  This Website and its contents are intended to be used or viewed only by, persons resident and located in those Canadian jurisdictions where Ventumis registered to conduct securities business, or in those jurisdictions where no registration is required, and therein only by Ventumemployees permitted to provide such services and make such offering.  

The contents of this Website are not intended, and should not be construed, as a solicitation of customers or business in any jurisdiction in which Ventumis not registered as a dealer in securities, including but not limited to the United States of America.  The information provided on this Website is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country including the United States, where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject Ventumto any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country.

  1. Changes to Terms of Use

We reserve the right in our sole discretion to revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time. Any and all such modifications are effective immediately upon posting and apply to all access to and continued use of the Website. You agree to periodically review the Terms of Use in order to be aware of any such modifications and your continued use shall be your acceptance of the then current Terms of Use. 

The information and material on this Website, and the Website, may be changed, withdrawn, or terminated at any time in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if, for any reason, all or any part of the Website is restricted to users or unavailable at any time or for any period. 

  1. Restricted Areas and Passwords

Certain parts of the Website and certain content may only be accessed by use of a unique username and password, which may be obtained only by Ventum clients.  We reserve the right at any time and from time to time, to disable or terminate your account, usernames and passwords in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including violation of any provisions of these Terms of Use, without prior notice.

If you are provided with a username and password, you agree to keep them confidential and not disclose them to any person or permit any other person to use them.  You must exercise caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. You agree to be fully and solely responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password.  Ventum is not under any obligation to confirm the actual identity or authority of the user of any username and password.

You hereby release Ventum from, and indemnify Ventum against, any and all claims, proceedings, liabilities, obligations, damages, losses and costs directly or indirectly arising from, connected with, or relating to the use of your username and password by any other person.  You also agree to immediately notify Ventum by telephone and in writing, of any unauthorized use of your password, or if you know or suspect that your username or password have been lost or stolen or become known to any other person.

You will be considered as contributing to the unauthorized use of the password and will be fully liable where: (1) the password you have selected is the same as or similar to an obvious number combination such as (but not limited to) your date of birth, account number(s), telephone number(s) or street address; (2) you write the password down or keep a poorly disguised written record of your password; or (3) you otherwise reveal your password resulting in the subsequent unauthorized use of your password.

  1. Disclaimer of Warranties

You understand and agree that your use of the Website, its content and any goods or services found or attained through the Website are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and Ventum makes no warranties, expressed or implied and disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.  Ventum does not warrant or make any representations or endorsements with respect to the accuracy, completeness, currency or reliability of the content or information of this Website or otherwise relating to any content or information on any Websites linked to this Website.  Facts and information provided on this Website are believed to be accurate at the time they are posted, however, Ventum disclaims any and all liability for any failure to update any content or information on this Website.  This Website and its contents may contain inaccuracies, typographical errors, or out-of-date information and changes may be made at any time and from time to time without prior notice.  YOU ARE ADVISED TO USE THIS WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

We cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files or data available for downloading from the internet or the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are solely and entirely responsible for your use of the Website and your computer, internet, and data security. To the fullest extent provided by law, we will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by denial-of-service attack, distributed denial-of-service attack, overloading, flooding, mailbombing, or crashing, viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data, or other proprietary material due to your use of the website or any services or items found or attained through the website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any Website linked to it.

  1. Limitation of Liability

Except where such exclusions are prohibited by law, under no circumstances will Ventum be liable to you for the use of this Website, including, without limitation: any loss of use; loss of production; loss of profits (anticipated or otherwise); market value loss; economic loss; special, indirect or consequential loss or damage or punitive damages; whether in contract, tort, or under other theory or law or equity, and regardless of any negligence by Ventum or anyone for whom it is responsible, and notwithstanding that Ventum may have been advised of the possibility of such loss or damages being incurred by you.  In no event will Ventum’s maximum liability to you for all claims proceedings, liabilities, obligations or costs, whether in contract, tort or under any other theory of law or equity, and regardless of any negligence by Ventum or anyone for whom it is responsible, exceed the greater of the amount, if any, paid by you to Ventumfor the use of this Website or $100.

  1. Limitations on Products and Services; No reliance

The content and information on this Website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide financial, legal, accounting, investment or tax advice and should not be relied upon.  You must obtain more specific or professional advice before taking, or refraining from, any action or inaction on the basis of the content on our Website. You are advised to consult directly with a registered investment advisor of Ventum in your jurisdiction and/or your other advisors before acting on any information on this Website.

All users of the Website should seek professional financial advice regarding the appropriateness of investing in any securities or investment strategies discussed or recommended on this Website.  All products and services of Ventum are offered for sale subject to the terms of the applicable agreements.  VentumWILL NOT ACCEPT BUY OR SELL ORDERS, OR ACCEPT INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING ANY ACCOUNT OF THE USER, THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR E-MAIL.  Ventum IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE EXECUTION OF ORDERS OR INSTRUCTIONS PLACED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR VIA E-MAIL.  Please consult a registered investment advisor of Ventumfor complete and up-to-date information on products and services.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Website, we make no representations, warranties, or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Website is accurate, complete, or up to date. Your use of the Website is at your own risk and Ventum shall not have any responsibility or liability whatsoever for your use of the Website

  1. Disclosure Statement

Ventum, and their officers, directors and employees, may at times have a long or short position in the securities referenced on the Website and may make purchases and/or sales of such securities from time to time.  Ventum may provide investment banking or other services for, or solicit investment banking and other services from, third parties mentioned on the Website.

  1. Confidentiality

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information and any other confidential information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information or confidential information transmitted via e-mail or through our Website. Any transmission of personal information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Website and shall not be liable for any damages you may incur as a result of electronic communications.

  1. Third-Party Websites

For your convenience, this Website may provide links or pointers to third-party websites. We make no representations about any other websites that may be accessed from this Website. Accessing any such websites, is done at your own risk. We have no control over the contents of any such third-party websites and accept no responsibility for such websites or for any claims, losses or damages that may arise from your access or use of third-party websites. You are subject to any terms and conditions of such third-party websites. 

  1. Linking and Framing this Website

You may not create links to this Website without the prior written permission of Ventum. To request permission to link to this Website, contact  info@ventumfinancial.com. Ventum reserves the right to cancel or revoke any permission it may give to link to this Website at any time, for any reason or no reason, without any notice, and without any liability. The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the Terms of Use.

You may not frame this Website or any of its contents in any form. You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking to immediately stop.

  1. Intellectual Property Rights and Ownership

You understand and agree that the Website and its entire contents, features, and functionality, including, but not limited to, all information, software, code, data text, displays, graphics, photographs, images, video, audio, music, broadcast, design, presentation, website layout, selection, and arrangement, are owned by Ventum, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected in all forms by intellectual property laws including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and any other proprietary rights. 

The “Ventum Financial Corp.” and “Ventum” name, the Ventum trademarks, logos, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs, images, and slogans are trademarks of Ventum or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of Ventum. Other names, logos, product and service names, designs, images, and slogans mentioned, or which appear on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners. Use of any such property, except as expressly authorized, shall constitute an infringement or violation of the rights of the property owner and may be a violation of federal or other laws and could subject the infringer to legal action.

You shall not directly or indirectly reproduce, compile for an internal database, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our Website, in any form or medium whatsoever except: 

  1. your computer and browser may temporarily store or cache copies of materials being accessed and viewed;
  2. a reasonable number of copies for personal use only may be printed keeping any proprietary notices thereon, which may only be used for non-commercial and lawful personal use and not for further reproduction, publication, or distribution of any kind on any medium whatsoever; and 
  1. one single user copy may be downloaded with any proprietary notices intact, for your own personal, non-commercial use, conditional on your agreement to be bound by our end user licence agreement for such downloads.

You are not permitted to modify copies of any materials from this Website nor delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this Website. You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Website or any services or materials available through the Website.

If you print off, copy, or download any part of our Website in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. You have no right, title, or interest in or to the Website or to any content on the Website, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by Ventum. Any use of the Website not expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions is a breach of these Terms and Conditions and may infringe or violate copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property or other proprietary laws.

  1. Virus Protection

Ventum does not represent or warrant that the use of this Website, including the browsing and downloading of any content, will be free of viruses or other destructive or disruptive components and disclaims any liability for loss or damage caused by any virus or other destructive or disruptive component downloaded from this Website.  You are cautioned to install and use appropriate anti-virus or other protective software.

  1. Dispute Resolution

Any dispute between Ventumand you arising from or relating to this Website, its content or any matters relating thereto shall be resolved before the Courts of the Province of Ontario, Canada sitting in the City of Toronto, and you hereby irrevocably submit and attorn to the original and exclusive jurisdiction of those Courts in respect of any such dispute.  Any claim or cause of action you may have relating to, arising from, or connected with your use of this Website or its content or these Terms of Use or any matters relating thereto must be commenced in a court of competent jurisdiction in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

  1. Termination of Website and Website Use

Ventum may, in its sole discretion, change, suspend or terminate this Website or any part of it or any of its features at any time, for any reason or no reason, without notice to you, and without liability to you or any other person.  If you breach any provision of the Terms and Use, you shall not be permitted to access or use this Website or its content.  Ventummay, in its sole discretion, terminate your right to use this Website or its content at any time, for any reason, without any notice to you, and without any liability to you or any other person.

If these Terms of Use or your right to use this Website is terminated, these Terms of Use any any other documents or policies referenced herein will nevertheless continue to apply and be binding upon you in respect of your prior use of this Website, any information or materials obtained by you from this Website, and anything connected with, relating to or arising from those matters.

16. Indemnification

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Ventum, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, service providers, contractors, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your breach of these Terms of Use or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to third-party websites, any use or provision of the Website’s content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use.

18. Waiver 

Except as otherwise set forth in these Terms of Use, no failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, any right, remedy, power, or privilege arising from these Terms of Use operates, or may be construed, as a waiver thereof; and no single or partial exercise of any right, remedy, power, or privilege hereunder precludes any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, remedy, power, or privilege.

19. Severability

If any term or provision of these Terms of Use is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of these Terms of Use or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction.

20. Entire Agreement

The Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and Ventum regarding the Website and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, regarding such subject matter.

21. Reporting and Contact

This website is operated by Ventum Financial Corp., correspondence may be sent to our office at 2500-733 Seymour Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6B 0S6.

All notices of copyright infringement claims and all reports of libelous or defamatory conduct should be sent to Ventum at info@ventumfinancial.com.

All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications relating to the Website should be directed to info@ventumfinancial.com.

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