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Web Site Terms of Use

This Web site is operated and owned by Harmony Homestay. By accessing and using this Web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these Terms of Use. Harmony Homestay reserves the right to modify or amend these Terms at any time and for any reason. If we make any significant changes to our Terms, clear notice will be posted on this Web site.

Intellectual Property

Harmony Homestay is the owner of the contents of this Web site, such as the  services provided through the site, all information, text, publications, documents, opinions, views, graphics,  HTML code, multimedia clips, Java code, and the selection and arrangement of information (“Materials”), except as otherwise noted to the contrary. The unauthorized use, modification or copying of the Materials may violate copyright, trademark, patent and other laws that protect Harmony Homestay’s intellectual property, and may give rise to a right in Harmony Homestay to seek legal redress for such use, modification, copying or disclosure.

You may download and print Materials from this site for personal, non-commercial use only. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the original Materials. Harmony Homestay reserves all other intellectual property rights in the Materials. Any use, reproduction or dissemination of the Materials for public or commercial purposes is strictly prohibited except as permitted by a license agreement entered into between you and Harmony Homestay.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Materials included on this site are provided for convenience and informational purposes. The Materials are provided AS IS, without any representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of intellectual property rights. Further, no representations or warranties are made concerning the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or reliability of the Materials, or of any information contained in any site linked to this Web site. Harmony Homestay reserves the right to make changes and corrections to the Materials at any time, without notice.

Harmony Homestay does not warrant or guarantee uninterrupted or error-free access to this Web site, to any site linked to this Web site, or to the availability of Internet e-mail links provided on this Web site. Absent the use of encryption, the Internet is not a secure medium and the confidentiality of communications and transmissions through the Internet cannot be ensured by Harmony Homestay.

Exclusion of Liability

Harmony Homestay has no control and takes no responsibility for the non-delivery, loss, delay, defect or alteration to communications and transmissions through the Internet. Harmony Homestay will not be responsible for any damages you or any third party may suffer as a result of the transmission of confidential information through the Internet e-mail links or fill-in forms on this Web site.

IN NO EVENT SHALL Harmony Homestay, ITS VOLUNTEERS, MEMBERS, SUBSIDIARIES OR AFFILIATED COMPANIES, OR THEIR EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS OR OFFICERS BE LIABLE TO A WEB SITE USER OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INJURY, LOSS, COSTS OR EXPENSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST REVENUE OR GOODWILL, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOST OR DAMAGED DATA OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL OR ECONOMIC LOSS, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY. The foregoing exclusion shall apply even if Harmony Homestay has been advised or should have known of the possibility of such damages.

Hyperlinks – Links Provided on this Site

This Web site contains hyperlinks to other sites that are provided solely as a convenience to you. These other sites were independently developed by parties other than Harmony Homestay and Harmony Homestay assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or appropriateness of the information or links contained on such sites. The inclusion of any link to another site does not imply endorsement of the content or practices of any such site by Harmony Homestay. If you decide to access linked third party Web sites, Harmony Homestay disclaims any warranty or liability for damages associated to the use of such links. Linking to Harmony Homestay’s Site

In order to establish a hyperlink to the Home Page of Harmony Homestay’s Web site, you must contact us to obtain Harmony Homestay’s approval of the link. You may only use the text and images provided or approved by Harmony Homestay, in the manner and location specified by Harmony Homestay, and you must abide by the terms and conditions provided by Harmony Homestay at that time. If approval of the link is granted, Harmony Homestay will be providing you with a non-exclusive, limited license to use Harmony Homestay’s trade-marks solely for the purpose of hyperlinking to Harmony Homestay’s site.

Computer Viruses

While Harmony Homestay makes reasonable efforts to ensure that all Materials provided on this Web Site, and all e-mail communications sent by Harmony Homestay representatives, do not contain computer viruses, Harmony Homestay cannot guarantee that a virus will not be distributed. You are responsible to take the appropriate precautions to scan communications for computer viruses. Under no circumstances will Harmony Homestay be liable in any way for the unintentional distribution of any such viruses.

You must not intentionally, and by using this Web site you agree to use best efforts not to, post or send communications to Harmony Homestay that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, or surreptitiously intercept any system, data or information.

General

If you access this Web site from outside of Canada, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. These Terms of Use are governed by and shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the province of Ontario and the laws of Canada. If any provision of these Terms of Use are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect.
Web Privacy Statement
Harmony Homestay Group respects the privacy of visitors to this Web site. Your personal information is collected, used, and disclosed by Harmony Homestay only in accordance with this privacy statement. Personal information is defined as information about an identifiable individual, with the exception of business contact information such as a job title or work-related telephone number, postal address, or e-mail address.

You can visit Harmony Homestay on the Web without telling us who you are or revealing any other personal information. We collect personal information about you only when you knowingly provide it, for example when you complete the student/visitor application form or the host application form. By accessing Harmony Homestay’s Web site, you consent to our collection, use, and disclosure of the information you provide.

This privacy statement deals only with personal information collected through Harmony Homestay’s Web site. Any changes to this statement will be incorporated into a revised statement posted here, so that you will always have access to information on our current Web site information-handling practices.

1. Information Collection and Use

If you request information,  or services through Harmony Homestay’s Web site, you will be asked to provide personal information. For example, you need to fill the application form to contract our homestay services. When you register, Harmony Homestay will ask for your name and contact details. You may also want to provide credit card information to pay for our services. We collect this information to enable us to set up your account, process your order, and provide the services you purchase.

Harmony Homestay may decide to use your account information and transaction history to generate statistics and reports for internal use as well as to offer you products and services by telephone, regular mail, or e-mail.

The purposes for which personal information is being collected, used, and disclosed are stated on every Web page where personal information is collected. If you wish, you can ask that your personal information not be used for marketing and promotional purposes. This can be done later by contacting us by telephone, fax, regular mail, or e-mail.

2. Disclosure and Retention of Your Information

The personal information you provide through our site is never disclosed to third parties without your consent. We do not sell or trade your personal information to other organizations or companies, and it is shared with others only in the ways explained in the online form that you use to supply it.

You must contact us if you no longer want your information to be kept by us. If you contact us with a question or comment, any information identifying you is normally kept only long enough for us to provide a response. If circumstances require us to keep it longer than that, we will notify you.

Please note that it may be impossible to delete residual personal information in back-up files that already exist as of January 1, 2004.

3. Accuracy of Your Information

Harmony Homestay relies exclusively on you for its information about you, except for obtaining independent verification of credit card information. To ensure that you are kept up-to-date on the products and services we offer, and that there is no interruption in our communications with you, please contact us to advise us of any changes in your information (or if you wish to confirm the accuracy of the information we hold).

4. How Your Information Is Kept Safe during Transmission

Harmony Homestay strives to provide a secure online environment for the transmission of personal information. We do not collect credit card information in our Web site.

Information collected anywhere else on our site is transmitted to our servers in an unencrypted form, which does create a risk of interception. Please consult our Legal Terms for further details.

5. Contacting Harmony Homestay

Harmony Homestay takes full responsibility for the management and confidentiality of the personal information it collects through its Web site. By providing this privacy statement, Harmony Homestay pledges its continued commitment to protecting the information you give us. We regularly review our online information-handling practices to ensure that we are abiding by this privacy statement. If you believe that Harmony Homestay is not abiding by this privacy statement or have concerns about Harmony Homestay’s online information-handling practices, pleasecontact us. Your concerns will be addressed promptly.