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The contents of this website and all information produced, distributed and expressed by MasterpieceFactory Inc. to its audience through any means not limited to literary, visual and all other present and future expressions of art are intended to entertain and are based on Christopher A. Chaplin's personal research and vision. Copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. Therefore MasterpieceFactory Inc., Christopher A. Chaplin, and all other contributors, artist, personal and business entities associated with the production of same information produced by MasterpieceFactory Inc. does not accept liability for any damages or losses suffered by violators of this policy.

Copyright Information :
Copyright © 2005, 2006 Christopher A. Chaplin & MasterpieceFactory Inc.

Any and all content included on this site, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, icons, images, and software, is the property of Christopher A. Chaplin & MasterpieceFactory Inc., and/or its content suppliers and is protected by Canadian and international copyright laws.

The compilation, collection, and assembly of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Christopher A. Chaplin & MasterpieceFactory Inc. and is protected by Canadian, and international copyright laws.

Any violations of these terms are criminal and punishable in accordance to the copyrights laws.

MasterpieceFactory Inc. Permissions:
All of the material published by MasterpieceFactory Inc. Inc is under copyright law. Written permission from MasterpieceFactory Inc. Inc is required if you wish to reproduce our material in any form or to utilize the intellectual property of our creators in any way.

All requests must be made either by mail, email or fax. We will not grant verbal permissions over the phone, as we need time to consider each request carefully. Please remember to include full details about your project including but not limited to print run, price, number of pages, publication date, territory and language, where applicable.

We will respond to your request as soon as possible, but it may take up to four weeks, and longer if you have requested any changes to the material that must be approved by the author and/or illustrator. Please allow enough time for your request to be processed.

Thank you for visiting this MasterpieceFactory Inc. website. Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to ensuring your privacy is respected and protected. As part of this commitment, we have prepared this Privacy Statement to explain the manner in which MasterpieceFactory Inc. and its subsidiaries collect, use, disclose and otherwise treat the personal information of consumers based in Canada and internationally.

Collection and Use of Personal Information ( Canada , United States of America , and Europe ):
You are able to enjoy our publications, take advantage of our promotions and visit many areas of our websites without providing us with any personal information. However, we do collect personal information when you:

subscribe to one of our publications; purchase, return, or exchange products offered through one of our websites or publications; subscribe to one of our online newsletters, or register to participate in an online forum or community; submit content to one of our publications or on-line services; enter into a contest or sweepstakes; respond to one of our polls or surveys; or contact our customer service department with an enquiry, comment or suggestion.

Subscriptions :
When you subscribe for one of our memberships and publications, we may ask you to provide your name, mailing address, e-mail address for the purposes of fulfilling your subscription, sending you invoices, and contacting you about the expiry of your subscription.

Product Purchases :
When you purchase products offered through one of our websites or publications, our third party secure gateway service will collect your credit card and other payment information and keep a history of your purchases. We use this information to process your orders, to better assist you when you visit or contact us in the future, as well as to improve our product offerings. When you return merchandise purchased via one of our websites or request a refund or exchange, you may be asked to provide certain information, including your name, e-mail address, residential address and phone number. We collect and use this information for fraud prevention purposes.

Online Registration :
You do not have to register to browse some areas of our websites. However, registration is required to receive online newsletters or to participate in certain website features, such as a story room or chat room forums. When you register, you may be asked for personal information such as your name, e-mail address, and a user name and password that you select. We collect the information we need to identify who you are, to provide you with the service or information you requested, and/or to facilitate your participation in an on-line forum or community. Please remember that any information you disclose in these public forum or community areas becomes public information and is immediately accessible to other users, so it is important for you to carefully consider what, if any, personal information you reveal in these areas. We may decide to use on-line forum and community content to enhance our editorial, advertising, promotional and similar activities.

Information about Other People :
At some of our websites and through certain promotions, you can submit personal information about other people. For example, you might submit a person(s) name and e-mail address to send an invitation to join our website. The personal information that may be collected about other people at these pages include the recipient(s) name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number. We do not use the recipient(s) personal information for any other purpose unless (s)he gives us permission to do so.

Promotions or Surveys :
When you enter a contest or sweepstakes ("promotion") or participate in a survey or poll ("survey") we may ask you to provide your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. We use the information we collect on promotion entry forms to administer your participation in the promotions and for other purposes stated on the entry form. Our surveys ask for opinions on various issues and may be sponsored by our advertisers and partners. Most information obtained through surveys is aggregated and used internally. We may share survey information with advertisers and marketing partners in an aggregated, non-personally identifiable form. In the event personal information is requested as part of a survey, such personal information is never provided to unaffiliated third parties without your consent.

Optional Information :
Occasionally, we may request demographic information (like your age or gender) or information about your interests and purchasing preferences. In most instances, you do not have to provide us with this information to receive the publication, product or service you have requested. We use this optional demographic and preference information to tailor or improve our publications, product and service offerings, as well as for internal marketing research purposes.

Customer Service :
When you contact us with a comment or question, you may be asked for information that identifies you, such as your name, address and other membership information, to help us promptly answer your question. We may retain this information to assist you in the future. We also may use your feedback, suggestions and comments to monitor and/or improve our publications, product offerings, and our websites.

Website Information :
We collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our websites and click stream and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our websites. We use this information to monitor and improve our websites.

Cookies :
To enhance your experience on our sites, many of our web pages use "cookies". Cookies are small text files that we place in your computer's browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not tell us your e-mail address or other personal information unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at one of our sites. Once you choose to provide a web page with personal information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. A cookie is like an identification card. It is unique to your computer and can only be read by the server that gave it to you.

We use cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on our sites. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience on our web pages (e.g. to recognize you by name when you return to our site, or to tailor content or product and service offerings).Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser option so that you will not receive cookies and you can also delete existing cookies from your browser. You may find that some parts of the site will not function properly if you have refused cookies. If you wish to block cookies, please open your internet browser and then click through the following relevant path: Internet Explorer 5.0 (and more recent versions): Tools (on the top menu)/ Internet Options/ Privacy / select your security level / Click on 'OK'. To download the latest version of Internet Explorer visit www.microsoft.com

Netscape 6 (and more recent versions): Edit (on the top menu)/ Preferences/ Advanced/ scroll down and select your security level/ Click on 'OK'. To download the latest Netscape browser visit www.netscape.com/computing/download/

Web Beacons: Our websites may also use small pieces of software code called "web beacons" or "clear gifs" to collect anonymous and aggregate advertising matrix, such as counting page views, promotion views, or advertising responses. A web beacon is an electronic image called a single-pixel or clear GIF. Web beacons can recognize certain types of information, such as a user's cookie number, time and date of a page view and description of the page where the web beacon is placed. You may render some web beacons unusable if you choose to reject their associated cookies. These web beacons may be used to deliver cookies that conform to our cookie policy above.

Secondary Marketing:
From time to time we may obtain your permission to send you marketing information about our product and service offerings or those of our marketing partners. We may combine personal information we received from you with publicly available outside records to enhance our ability to market products and services that may be of interest to you. If we obtained your permission to place you on a marketing mailing list, you can remove yourself from the list by clicking here (for postal mail) or here (for email) or by otherwise contacting us as set out in the "How to Contact Us" section below. You can also remove yourself from an e-mail marketing list by clicking the "unsubscribe" button that appears on our e-mails.

Disclosure of Personal Information :
MasterpieceFactory Inc. will not disclose, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information without your consent, except as otherwise set out in this Privacy Statement.

Third party processors and agents: Certain personal information may be transferred among our family of companies or other third parties solely for the purposes of processing your request or arranging delivery of your subscription, product, or service you have requested. We may also transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to third parties who administer our contests and prize redemptions, or who provide circulation audit and other services on our behalf. We may store and process personal information in Canada or any other country in which we (or any of our affiliates, subsidiaries or agents) maintain facilities. All of our service providers are required to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information and to use it only in compliance with applicable data privacy laws, and are prohibited from using or disclosing your personal information for any purpose other than providing the services on our behalf or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Third Party Products and Services :
If you are a subscriber to one of our publications or on-line newsletters, we may obtain your permission to share your contact information with carefully selected marketing partners who will contact you by mail or e-mail with offers about products and services that may be of interest to you. You can remove yourself from such mailing lists by clicking here (for email) or here (for postal mail) or otherwise contacting as set out in the "How to Contact Us" section below.

Sale of Business :
We reserve the right to transfer any personal information we have about you in the event of a merger with a third party or upon a sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets to a third party acquirer or MasterpieceFactory Inc.

Legal :
We may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required by law. We may also disclose personal information to assist us in collecting a debt owed by you, or otherwise where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Third party Websites and Advertisers:
Our websites may provide links to third party websites. The inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of any other company, its websites, or its products and/or services. These linked websites have separate and independent privacy policies, which we recommend you read carefully. We have no control over such websites and therefore have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use, disclose or otherwise treat your personal information.

Our websites may use reputable third parties to present or serve the advertisements that you may see at its web pages and to conduct research about the advertisements. This Privacy Statement does not cover any use of personal information that such third parties may have collected from you or the methods used by the third-parties to collect that information (e.g., cookies, web beacons and clear gifs).

Security of Personal Information :
At MasterpieceFactory Inc. we take appropriate measures to safeguard the personal information in our custody and control. We need you to understand that we are unable to guarantee that your personal information will never be disclosed or accessed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Statement. We have implemented measures in an effort to maintain the confidentiality of all personal information in our custody and control, including only providing access to personal information to employees and authorized service providers who require such information for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control.

To provide you with an increased level of security online, access to your personal information on our websites may be protected with a password you select. We strongly recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in any unsolicited communication.

Accessing and Correcting your Personal Information :
If you wish to access the personal information we have about you, or to correct factual errors in our records, please edit your profile or contact us as set out in the "How to Contact Us" section below.

To protect your privacy, we will take reasonable steps to help verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Changes to this Privacy Statement :
This Privacy Statement may be updated periodically to reflect changes to our personal information practices. The revised Privacy Statement will be posted on this website. We will treat your personal information in accordance with the privacy statement in place at the time of collection of such information, or as you otherwise consent.

Termination
Without limiting the foregoing, MasterpieceFactory Inc. Inc shall have the right to immediately terminate your access to this Site in the event of any conduct by you which we, in our sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by you of any of these Terms of Use and/or this Privacy Policy.

Intellectual Property
You acknowledge that all content and materials available on this Site, including the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content as well as content original to it are protected by national and international copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, patent registration rights, trade secrets, know-how or other proprietary rights and laws and are owned by MasterpieceFactory Inc. Inc or our licensors or MasterpieceFactory Inc. Inc has obtained the necessary permission of the owner of the intellectual property in such content to use the content on our Site. Unless otherwise indicated, all logos, names, package designs and marks on the Site are trademarks or service marks of, or used under license by, MasterpieceFactory Inc. The use or misuse of any of these materials is strictly prohibited. MasterpieceFactory Inc. Inc, our licensors or associates retain exclusive ownership of all data, material and other information regarding your use of the Site.

Lawful Use:
You agree to use the Site or its contents for lawful purposes and only as expressly permitted in this Terms of Use and for no other purpose. Except where otherwise noted, you may download, print or view individual pages for noncommercial use only, provided you do not delete or change any of the information, including copyright or trademark notices. Except as otherwise permitted herein and as we may expressly authorize, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from the content or materials on the Site or otherwise in any way exploit any of the content of the Site, in whole or in par or violate or infringe in any way upon the rights of others, or do or cause to be done anything which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, or that which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, or which, without MasterpieceFactory Inc. Inc express prior approval, contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services. Any conduct by you that in our discretion restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying MasterpieceFactory Inc. Inc will not be permitted.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE (THE "CONTENT") ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" FOR YOUR USE AND THAT YOU USE THIS SITE AND ANY CONTENT YOU CHOOSE TO DOWNLOAD AT YOUR SOLE RISK. MasterpieceFactory Inc. INC DOES NOT IN ANY WAY WARRANT, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR BY IMPLICATION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR OTHERWISE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. MasterpieceFactory Inc. INC INCLUDING EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS OR LICENSORS, MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE CONTENT OF THE SITE OR ANY SERVICE OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH IT, IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THE SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE, WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; THAT THE CONTENT IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR THAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE SUCCESSFUL RESULTS FROM FOLLOWING ANY INSTRUCTIONS, DIRECTIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE SITE.

Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL MasterpieceFactory Inc., INCLUDING ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS OR LICENSORS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES IN LAW OR IN EQUITY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR FROM INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE OR FROM ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, AND THE RISK OF ANY INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS INCLUDING ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. OUR LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Indemnification
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold MasterpieceFactory Inc. Inc including its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, consultants and licensees harmless from and against any and all liabilities, claims and expenses, including attorney's fees, that arise from your use or misuse of the Site or the Content therein, including without limitation your violation of the Terms of Use herein. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.

International Use
By choosing to access the Site from any location other than Canada , you accept full responsibility for compliance with all local laws that are applicable. Accessing the materials on the Site from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited.

Choice of Law
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario , and the Federal laws of Canada applicable therein, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. You expressly agree that any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of the Site shall be filed only in the courts of the Province of Ontario or the Federal Court of Canada, if applicable, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.

Integration and Severability
This Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between MasterpieceFactory Inc. Inc and you with respect to the Site and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals between us with respect to the Site. If any provision of this Terms of Use agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, all other provisions shall remain in full force and effect. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.

CONTENT SUBMITTED FOR INCLUSION ON THE DIRECTORY SERVICE

Masterpiecefactory.com ! does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, you grant Masterpiecefactory.com ! the following worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:

"Publicly accessible" areas of the Service are those areas of the Masterpiecefactory.com! Forum and chat network of properties that are intended by Masterpiecefactory.com! to be available to the general public. By way of example, publicly accessible areas of the Service would include Yahoo! Message Boards and portions of Masterpiecefactory.com! Forum, chat Groups, Photos and Briefcase that are open to both members and visitors. However, publicly accessible areas of the Service would not include portions of Masterpiecefactory.com that are limited to members, Masterpiecefactory.com services intended for private communication such as Masterpiecefactory.com! Mail or areas off of the Masterpiecfactory.com network of properties such as portions of World Wide Web sites that are accessible via hypertext.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold Masterpiecefactory.com! and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.

Unauthorized Use and Termination
You agree to use the Site only for authorized and legal activities. MasterpieceFactory Inc. reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of the Site, with or without notice and for any reason whatsoever. Privacy and Disclosure You have read and accept the terms of our Privacy Policy .

ADVERTISERS Conditions:

Advertisers may not cancel orders or make changes in advertising after the publishing of their ad(s). An up date fee will be charged to all advertisers who wish to change or upload a new version of their current add.

MasterpieceFactory Inc. is not responsible for errors or omissions in any advertising materials provided by the advertiser or its agency including errors in key numbers, errors in forwarding your link from ads published on our site, or for changes made after closing dates.

The Publisher may reject or cancel any advertising for any reason at any time. Advertisements simulating the Publisher's editorial material in appearance or style or that are not immediately identifiable as advertisements are not acceptable for advertising.

Advertisements are accepted and published by MasterpieceFactory Inc. upon the representation by the agency and advertiser that they are authorized to publish the entire contents and subject matter thereof and that such publication will not violate any law or infringe upon any right of any party. In consideration of the publication of advertisements, the advertiser and agency will, jointly and severally, indemnify, defend and hold the Publisher MasterpieceFactory Inc. and its share holders harmless from and against any and all losses and expenses (including, without limitation, attorney's fees) arising out of the publication of such advertisements published and produced by MasterpieceFactory Inc., including, without limitation, those arising from claims or suits for defamation, copyright or trademark infringement, misappropriation, violation of the Lanham Act or rights of privacy or publicity, or from any and all similar claims now known or hereafter devised or created.

In consideration of the Publisher's reviewing for acceptance of any advertising for publication published by MasterpieceFactory Inc., the agency and advertiser agree not to make promotional or merchandising reference to MasterpieceFactory Inc. in any way without the prior written permission of the Publisher in each instance.

No conditions, printed or otherwise, appearing on contracts, orders or copy instructions which conflict with, vary, or add to these Terms and Conditions or the provisions of the Advertising Rate Card will be binding on the Publisher and to the extent that the Terms and Conditions contained herein are inconsistent with any such conditions, these Terms and Conditions shall govern and supersede any such conditions. The Publisher has the right to insert the advertising anywhere in the website or any other publication product at its discretion, and any condition on contracts, orders or copy instructions involving the placement of advertising within an issue of any publication (such as (web page) page location, competitive separation or placement facing editorial copy) will be treated as a positioning request only and cannot be guaranteed. The Publisher's inability or failure to comply with any such condition shall not relieve the agency or advertiser of the obligation to pay for the advertising.

The Publisher shall not be subject to any liability whatsoever for any failure to publish or circulate all or any part of any disruption of any publication, product or service because of strikes, work stoppages, accidents, Internet server disruption, fires, acts of God or any other circumstances not within the control of the Publisher.

Agency commission (or equivalent): up to 15% (where applicable to recognized agents) of gross advertising charges after earned advertiser discounts.

Invoices are rendered on or before the on-sale date of the publication. Payments are due within 14 days from the billing date. The Publisher reserves the right to change the payment terms to cash with order at any time. The advertiser and agency are jointly and severally liable for payment of all invoices for advertising services published and produced by MasterpieceFactory Inc.

Any and all negotiated advertiser discounts are only applicable to and available during the period in which they are earned. Rebates resulting from any and all earned advertiser discount adjustments must be used within six months after the end of the period in which they were earned. Unused rebates will expire six months after the end of the period in which they were earned.

Special advertising production premiums do not earn any discounts or agency commissions.

 



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