- These standard terms and conditions (the “Terms”) constitute a binding agreement (the “Agreement”) between Rogers Media Inc., its affiliated companies (including, without limitation, Rogers TV, a division of Rogers Communications Canada Inc.) and/or its media properties and platforms (collectively, “Rogers”) and the person or entity contracting for the purchase of advertising, sponsorship services, or other services, whether as principal (“Advertiser”) or as agent (“Agency”).
- If Agency enters into this Agreement on behalf of Advertiser, Agency and Advertiser acknowledge that Agency is the duly appointed and authorized agent of Advertiser for all purposes related to this Agreement, and that Agency and Advertiser shall be jointly and severally liable and responsible for all obligations under this Agreement, including, without limitation, payment obligations.
- Advertiser and Agency, if applicable, are individually and collectively referred to herein as “Purchaser”. In the event Purchaser is a manufacturer of alcohol (a “Manufacturer”) or a Manufacturer’s representative (a “Manufacturer Representative”), the term “Purchaser” shall also refer to the Manufacturer’s Representative or the Manufacturer, respectively.
- This Agreement applies to all advertising and sponsorship campaigns (each, a “Campaign”) agreed to between Rogers and Purchaser, including (a) insertion orders and/or sales contracts; (b) sponsorships and other arrangements involving content integration and/or production; and (c) digital advertising. Each contract between the parties in respect of a particular Campaign element, whether documented by means of insertion order or by some other means, is referred to herein as an “Order”, and the specific terms contained in each such Order are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference.
- In the case of an Order for digital advertising: (a) the standard terms of the Interactive Advertising Bureau of Canada (“IAB”) accepted by Rogers are set out in Schedule “C” attached hereto (the “Applicable IAB Terms”) and are incorporated into this Agreement; (b) additional reporting requirements, impressions or other performance criteria, any special ad delivery scheduling and/or ad placement restrictions or requirements, and any additional specifications concerning ownership of data collected and/or materials may be documented in a separate document that is incorporated into this Agreement; and (c) Purchaser shall comply with Applicable Laws (as defined below) and IAB 3.0 data collection privacy requirements, as may be amended from time to time, related to Purchaser’s collection, storage and use of advertising data. Rogers may delete or edit software or other content for the purpose of enforcing its data policy or as part of its tag management program.
- In the case of an Order for conventional television advertising, Purchaser acknowledges that all television advertising may be included in replay telecasts of programming on a video on demand basis for seven days after the original telecast.
- Subject to subsection 2.2, the following payment terms shall apply:
- Purchaser shall pre-pay for its advertising purchase except with approval from Rogers’ credit department or as otherwise set forth in an Order. Rogers may invoice Purchaser separately for its fees in its sole discretion. Payments are due within 30 days of delivery of each applicable invoice. Unless otherwise specified in a particular Order, fees set out in each Order do not include taxes. Rogers shall supply Purchaser with certified statements of performance on request. For national network television purchases, Rogers will supply statements for the Ontario region only, but details for other regions shall be made available on request.
- Rogers reserves the right to change its advertising rates at any time.
- Purchaser shall notify Rogers in writing of any discrepancies in invoicing within 20 days of receipt of the invoice, failing which Purchaser shall be deemed to have approved the invoice.
- If Purchaser disputes a portion of an invoice, Purchaser shall remit the undisputed portion of the invoice, and acceptance by Rogers of such portion shall in no way be construed as an admission by Rogers of the validity of Purchaser’s dispute.
- Rogers reserves the right to impose a late payment charge of 2% per month, calculated and compounded monthly on the delinquent amount (26.8% per year) from the date of first invoice until the date Rogers receives such amount in full.
- Rogers reserves the right to charge a $30 administrative charge for returned or rejected payments including insufficient funds.
- Neither Advertiser nor Agency shall set-off or deduct amounts from payments owing to Rogers as set out in the invoices except with the prior written consent of Rogers.
- Where the financial terms of a Campaign include contra, this subsection 2 shall apply:
- Purchaser shall provide Rogers with Purchaser’s goods and/or services detailed in the Order(s) and, in exchange, Rogers shall provide Purchaser with the advertising services detailed in the Order(s). All contra is based on availability.
- Each party hereby confirms that the goods and/or services exchanged for advertising constitute a barter transaction for tax purposes and that the value of such barter for tax purposes is based on the amounts set out in the Order(s). For each Campaign, each party hereby agrees to issue an invoice to the other party, which shall set forth the total amount of the applicable taxes payable in connection with the barter transaction and which shall be due and payable on the date of invoice in respect of the Order. The parties further agree that if, and to the extent that, the amount of taxes charged by the parties does not net zero, the party charging the greater amount of taxes shall collect from the other party the amount of any such difference.
- Each party shall be responsible for properly accounting and remitting to the applicable taxing authority any and all applicable taxes properly payable in connection with the provision of such party’s respective supplies. This Agreement, the Order and any and all invoices issued under this Agreement together shall contain the prescribed information required by the Excise Tax Act (Canada) and An Act respecting the Québec sales tax and shall be retained by each party.
- Each of the parties acknowledges that it is duly registered for GST/HST and QST as applicable under the registration numbers set forth in the Order(s).
- Rogers reserves the right to conduct credit inquiries on Advertiser and/or Agency to establish creditworthiness at any time if, in Rogers’ sole opinion, there are grounds for questioning whether such party continues to be creditworthy. Advertiser and Agency shall authorize any third party to convey any financial information about either of them to Rogers at its request. In the event that Rogers determines, in its sole discretion, that the credit of either Agency or Advertiser is unsatisfactory, Rogers shall have the right in its absolute discretion to change the payment terms.
- Unless otherwise indicated on a particular Order, all dollar amounts shown hereunder and in any Order are stated and payable in Canadian dollars.
3. TERMINATION AND CANCELLATION
- Either party may terminate this Agreement or any Order if the other party: (a) commits a material breach of any provision and fails to cure such breach within three business days of receiving notice thereof; or (b) becomes the subject of any bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding.
- Rogers may terminate this Agreement or any Order if Rogers, acting reasonably, believes that either Advertiser or Agency is unable to meet its financial obligations as they become due.
- Rogers may terminate this Agreement upon written notice if, in Rogers’ opinion, the Campaign, Event or any act, practice or action of Purchaser harms or is reasonably likely to harm Rogers’ reputation.
- If Rogers terminates this Agreement or any Order for any of the reasons set forth in subsections 1 and 3.2 of these Terms, Rogers shall be entitled to recover as liquidated damages all out-of-pocket costs, including any non-cancellable production costs, as well as all amounts due and to become due under this Agreement or such Order, and such amounts shall be immediately due and payable.
- Except as may be detailed in an Order,
- in the case of television or radio advertising that is not national network advertising, Purchaser may upon a minimum amount of prior written notice (four weeks for television and two weeks for radio) cancel the purchased amount of advertising set out in the Order, provided that no cancellation will be effective during the first 28 consecutive days of airing in a flight of television advertising or during the first 14 consecutive days of airing in a flight of radio advertising;
- in the case of digital advertising, cancellation procedures shall be in accordance with the IAB Terms;
- in the case of publishing advertising, cancellation by Purchaser is subject to Rogers’ approval, such approval to be exercised by Rogers in its sole discretion, subject to the following terms: agreements for covers, special positions and inserts shall not be cancellable by Purchaser; no cancellations shall be accepted by Rogers after the closing date for advertising space; and short rate changes shall apply to all cancellations by Purchaser; and
- where advertising has been cancelled in accordance with subsections 3.4 a, b, or c above, and such Order also includes any production services, Purchaser shall pay for all of Rogers’ out-of-pocket costs, including any non-cancelable production costs.
4. NO OBLIGATION TO EXHIBIT
- Rogers shall be under no obligation to exploit any Purchaser Material or Campaign, and Rogers (or any third party producer, if applicable) may cancel all or part of any Campaign in its sole discretion. In the event of such cancellation, Purchaser shall not be obligated to pay for the applicable cancelled Campaign or Campaign element(s), unless such cancellation is the direct result of the failure of Purchaser to provide Purchaser Material or approvals to Rogers in a timely manner. Rogers, acting reasonably, shall determine the value of the applicable cancelled Campaign or Campaign element(s) in question. Notwithstanding the cancellation of any particular element(s), Rogers may continue to use the Purchaser Material in other Campaign elements (if any) and, in such event, the applicable grant of rights, indemnities, representations and warranties under this Agreement shall survive.
5. DISRUPTION, PRE-EMPTION AND SUBSTITUTION
- Rogers shall not be liable (directly or indirectly) for any damages, losses, costs or expenses suffered by Purchaser as a result of disruption, substitution, cancellation or pre-emption of any Campaign element, including, without limitation, a program or event, or interruption, postponement or inability or omission to publish, display or exhibit any Campaign element by reason of any event reasonably beyond the control of the parties (each, an “Event of Force Majeure”), including, without limitation: (a) technical or mechanical difficulties, public emergency or necessity, legal restriction, strike or labour action, terrorism, dispute with exhibit distributor or program supplier; (b) failure of any third party transmission; (c) laws, regulations, directions, orders or other requirements of any federal, provincial, municipal authority or any applicable regulatory bodies, including, without limitation, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) (e.g. election laws); (d) required modification to the advertising or other creative materials (as determined in the sole discretion of Rogers) as a result of public interest or compliance with any law, by-law, directive or other restriction on Rogers; (e) pre-emption of any advertising or content in order to exhibit content of public significance or in the public interest; (f) if Rogers is unable to obtain the approval rights of a third party where such third party is reasonably required to provide its approval (e.g. a third party producer or licensor) and/or in the event such third party maintains the right to revoke its approval and elects to revoke any such approval in its sole discretion; or (g) in the case of an Order that is tied directly to Purchaser’s purchase of media assets and/or sponsorship rights relating to the National Hockey League (the “NHL”), a NHL Force Majeure Event. For the purposes of this subsection 1, a “NHL Force Majeure Event” shall include a work stoppage at the NHL, a total cancellation of a NHL season during the term of this Agreement, or the postponement of certain NHL games and/or a NHL season.
- If non-performance under this Agreement is due to any Event of Force Majeure, then (a) explicitly excepting any obligation to pay amounts due hereunder, neither party shall be liable to the other for any damages caused by such non-performance for so long as such Event of Force Majeure exists; (b) the terms of this Agreement shall remain effective; and (c) the terms of this Agreement shall be revised, mutatis mutandis. For certainty, any inability to perform services due to an Event of Force Majeure shall not be considered a material breach of this Agreement by Rogers.
- Purchaser acknowledges that Rogers’ sole responsibility in the event of any Event of Force Majeure is as set out in Section 9
- Purchaser acknowledges that, unless otherwise stated in a particular Order, Rogers shall not be required to exhibit Purchaser’s advertising during or with any particular program or other content, or display any specific advertising in any particular order or at any specific time or placement. Rogers may receive requests from Purchaser to the foregoing effect; however, adherence by Rogers to any such request cannot be guaranteed. Rogers’ inability or failure to comply with any such request shall not relieve Purchaser of the obligation to pay for the particular Campaign element. Rogers may, in its sole discretion, reschedule, pre-empt or cancel any program, event or other content that it exhibits or produces without notice to Purchaser.
6. APPROVALS AND CREATIVE
- Materials produced by Rogers under any Order (collectively, the “Rogers Material”) shall be the property of Rogers, subject to Purchaser’s ownership of any materials containing claims, statements, or representations with regard to any identified or product(s) or service(s), (e.g. script, video, audio, copy) and Purchaser’s trade names, trademarks, logos, marks and other business identifiers (collectively, the “Purchaser Material”), as may be supplied by Purchaser to Rogers for use in connection with a particular Order. Purchaser acknowledges and agrees that the ownership of the Rogers Material remains with Rogers, and Purchaser shall not use the Rogers Material on any other platform, including on Purchaser’s own platforms, except if otherwise expressly permitted by an Order or with the written consent of a Rogers Senior Director or Vice-President. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Purchaser may purchase the Rogers Material (if not co-branded with Rogers’ trademarks or other intellectual property) by paying Rogers an additional buy-out fee as mutually agreed.
- Where required in respect of a particular Order, Purchaser shall deliver to Rogers the Purchaser Material and written instructions (including instructions for talent cycles if any) and links (if any) at least five business days prior to scheduled exhibition in accordance with Rogers’ technical requirements. If the Purchaser Material is late, Purchaser shall still be responsible for the media purchased pursuant to the applicable Order, and Rogers reserves the right to re-sell the scheduled media purchased (air time or inventory) and to invoice Purchaser for the full amount due as if such advertising was exhibited. With respect to an Order for digital advertising, the IAB Late Creative Policy set out in the Applicable IAB Terms shall apply.
- The form and content of all Campaign material and use of Purchaser Material must be approved and accepted by both Rogers and Purchaser. Purchaser shall provide Rogers with any comments and/or requested changes respecting such material in writing within three business days of receipt of such material (or such other time period specified by Rogers). If no requested changes are received within such time period, the Campaign material shall be deemed to have been approved by Purchaser. If requested changes are received within such time period, Rogers shall make one round of changes in respect of broadcast (television and radio) material, and up to three rounds of changes in respect of digital advertising material. The number of rounds of changes in respect of print material shall be determined by Rogers, in its sole discretion, depending on the scope of the Campaign. Should additional rounds of changes be requested by Purchaser, additional fees may apply.
- Rogers is expressly authorized to reject any Purchaser Material or Campaign material in its absolute discretion, including if Rogers determines that any such material may infringe: (a) the rights of any party; (b) any applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations (collectively, “Applicable Laws”); (c) any Rogers policy and/or standards (technical or otherwise) as provided by Rogers; or (d) any rules imposed by underlying rights holders, including, without limitation, the NHL, the CRTC or any other industry body, including, without limitation, Telecaster services of ThinkTV or any other approved clearance agency, as applicable.
- If any Purchaser Material is rejected by Rogers, Rogers shall notify Purchaser of the reason for rejection, and unless Purchaser furnishes satisfactory material at least 72 hours prior to exhibit time, or notifies Rogers that such material will be available by at least 48 hours prior to exhibit time, Rogers shall have the right to supply substitute material or, in the case of announcements, to exhibit non-commercial material. In each case, Rogers may charge Purchaser for contracted time.
- Purchaser acknowledges that it shall not include in the Purchaser Material any products or services that violate any of the categories sold by Rogers on an exclusive basis, as may be advised by Rogers from time to time.
- In Rogers sole discretion, the word “Advertisement” (or such similar term or phrase, including the word “paid”) may be placed above copy or before or after an advertisement which Rogers determines resembles Rogers’ editorial material or that is not immediately identifiable as an advertisement.
- In the case of magazine advertising, Rogers shall not be responsible for colour or colour trapping or advertising copy that does not conform to digital Magazines Advertising Canadian Specifications (“dMACS”). For further information regarding magazine industry standards, please refer to Magazines Canada https://magazinescanada.ca/.
- Unless an Order requires Rogers to produce certain elements, all Campaign materials shall be furnished by Purchaser, and all expenses connected with delivery thereof to Rogers and further shipment from Rogers, if directed by Purchaser, shall be at Purchaser’s expense.
- Purchaser grants Rogers a limited, non-exclusive, license to use, promote and otherwise exploit the Purchaser Material in accordance with this Agreement. Purchaser Material may, in Rogers’ discretion, be exhibited or archived by Rogers or by anyone authorized by Rogers, in any form of media now or hereafter created.
- Purchaser shall be solely responsible, at its own expense, for securing any and all necessary rights, clearances and other consents in connection with all aspects of the Purchaser Material for all media platforms in Canada, notwithstanding any facilitation that may be provided by Rogers in this regard.
- Where an Order requires the development of in-show product placement or integration for any alcoholic product (an “Alcohol Integration”), Purchaser shall ensure that the Campaign and Alcohol Integration are carried out in compliance with all Applicable Laws in the jurisdictions where the Campaign elements will be exhibited. For clarity, Purchaser, and not Rogers, shall obtain all necessary clearances from all jurisdictions where the Campaign will appear or will be made available to the public.
7. CAMPAIGN PARTICULARS
- Where a Campaign includes Purchaser’s sponsorship of a public event, unless otherwise set forth in the applicable Order: (a) Rogers shall control all aspects of the public event in its sole discretion; (b) the public event shall be subject to Rogers’ rules and policies; and (c) Purchaser shall pay for and maintain such insurance coverage as Rogers may reasonably require in connection with the public event, including but not limited to commercial general liability insurance and if applicable, product liability insurance.
- Where a Campaign includes a contest, the following terms shall apply: (a) the party administering such contest (whether Rogers or Purchaser, as the case may be) shall manage and control the contest and the Campaign as it pertains to such contest, including, without limitation, the preparation and administration of all aspects of the contest, such as drafting the contest rules, drafting releases, and registering the contest with the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (Québec), if applicable; (b) in the event any party other than the party administering the contest prepares, produces, publishes, exhibits, or causes to be distributed any promotional materials relating to such contest, then such party shall be solely responsible for the cost and contents of any such promotional materials, irrespective of whether the party administering the contest reviewed or approved of such promotional materials prior to distribution; (c) where Purchaser is providing prizing in connection with the contest, (i) Purchaser shall be solely responsible for administering, managing and coordinating distribution of such prizing to the contest winner(s), save and except as otherwise set forth in any Order, and such distribution shall not be unduly delayed, (ii) Purchaser represents and warrants that the contest, including but not limited to the administration of the contest, the prizing supplied by Purchaser and the distribution of such prizing, shall be carried out in compliance with Applicable Laws, and (iii) in addition to those obligations set forth in section 10.1 of this Agreement, Purchaser shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Rogers and its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents and representatives, and to the extent any third party inventory is included in this Agreement and any Orders, the third party owner or operator of such inventory, from and against any loss, liability, expense, allegation, threat, claim, suit, demand, action or other proceedings, including, but not limited to, all legal fees and costs, related to or arising out of the administration of the contest and/or any prizing to be provided or as provided by Purchaser.
- Where Purchaser requests an opt-in mechanism in connection with a Campaign, Rogers shall provide Purchaser with a copy of the personal information of those participants who elect to opt into Purchaser’s opt-in mechanism (the “Personal Information”) in complete reliance on the following representations, warranties and covenants by Purchaser: (a) Purchaser shall be solely responsible for any and all language used in connection with Purchaser’s opt-in mechanism (the “Request for Consent”), including, without limitation, compliance with Applicable Laws, including applicable privacy laws and anti-spam laws; (b) Purchaser shall use the Personal Information solely for the purpose stated in the Request for Consent (the “Purpose”) and for no other purpose; (c) Purchaser shall immediately irretrievably delete and/or destroy all Personal Information in its power or control that is not reasonably necessary for the Purpose; (d) Purchaser shall have privacy policies in place that are in accordance with Applicable Laws, including applicable privacy laws and anti-spam laws, and industry best practices, and Purchaser shall at all times be in compliance with same; (e) Purchaser shall not reference, or cause to be referenced, any trade names, trademarks, logos, marks or other business identifiers of Rogers when communicating with participants whose Personal Information is received by Purchaser in accordance with this subsection 7.3, absent the prior written consent of a Rogers Senior Director or Vice-President; (f) Purchaser shall comply with all Applicable Laws, including, without limitation, rules, regulations and requirements under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (“CASL”); and (g) Purchaser shall promptly notify Rogers of any complaint filed under CASL with the CRTC, the Competition Bureau or any other authority relating to any activities performed under this Agreement.
- Where a Campaign involves the distribution of vouchers or coupons (each, a “Voucher”), this subsection 7.4 shall apply:
- Purchaser shall be solely responsible for any Vouchers intended to be distributed in respect of the Campaign. Rogers shall not be held liable for any consequences resulting from the distribution, use or sale of any Vouchers being used in the Campaign.
- The distribution of a Voucher for alcoholic products will be at the sole discretion of Rogers, and Purchaser shall be solely responsible for ensuring that the distribution of any such Vouchers complies with all Applicable Laws in all jurisdictions where the Campaign will appear or will be made available to the public.
- Unless otherwise stated in the Order, the following conditions shall apply: (i) there will be a limit of one (1) Voucher per person in respect of the Campaign; (ii) Voucher redemption shall be subject to the terms and conditions noted on the Voucher as well as the policies established by the party issuing the Voucher; and (iii) Vouchers shall only be redeemable at specific branches or locations and shall not be redeemable by persons residing outside of Canada.
- Where a Campaign involves Rogers’ production services, in addition to Section 6 above, the following subsections shall apply:
- Rogers shall provide the pre-production, production and post-production services as may be necessary in Rogers’ discretion to produce and deliver the items in accordance with the specifications and format set out in the applicable Order (the “Deliverables”).
- Rogers shall be responsible for obtaining all necessary licenses for any music to be used in any Deliverables. Unless agreed otherwise in writing, the costs for such licenses shall be included in the total production budget set forth in the Order.
- Unless otherwise agreed in the Order, Rogers shall be responsible for obtaining necessary clearance releases, permissions and/or waivers from any other rightsholders, including licensors of copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property that may be used, featured or appear in the Deliverables. Where the Deliverables incorporate Purchaser Material, Purchaser shall be solely responsible for ensuring the Purchaser Material meets the foregoing clearance release, permissions and/or waivers requirements.
- Rogers may elect to use a third party service provider to deliver such production services.
- It is expressly understood and agreed that neither this Agreement nor any of Rogers’ obligations to Purchaser herein shall be subject to, governed by or affected by any collective bargaining agreement.
- Purchaser warrants, represents and covenants to Rogers that (a) it has the full right and power to offer the Purchaser Material for exhibit by Rogers and to enter into this Agreement; (b) the Purchaser Material does not contain any defamatory, libelous or slanderous material and will not violate any individual rights, including intellectual property rights and rights of privacy, publicity or personality of any person or any Applicable Laws; (c) the Purchaser Material is free of any harmful components, including, without limitation, malware, ransomware, maladvertisements, computer viruses, Trojan horses, backdoors or similar defects; (d) Purchaser has not dropped cookies or pixel fires on Rogers users, scraped page content, recorded page URLs or categorized page content on Rogers platforms; (e) it has obtained all consents, releases, waivers and rights necessary for the use of such Purchaser Material on all applicable media platforms, as contemplated by each Order; (f) it has obtained all necessary clearances, including without limitation, from the CRTC, Advertising Standards Canada and Telecaster services of TVB, or any other approved clearance agency; and (g) it has paid all residual, re-use or similar payments, step-up fees, music synchronization, mechanical reproduction and music performance rights and license payments and other amounts payable to third parties that arise as a result of, or with respect to, the exhibit of such material. Purchaser shall ensure that the Purchaser Material (including any music, literary, artistic and dramatic works, sound recordings and performers’ performances) has been cleared to the full extent necessary for exhibit by Rogers in accordance with the applicable Order. If Purchaser performs on-line interest-based advertising, retargeting, and modelling it shall: (i) comply with the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada (DAAC) Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (“DAAC Principles”); (ii) be an active participant of DAAC; (iii) be listed in the DAAC Opt-out tool available at http://youradchoices.ca/choices/; and (iv) comply with applicable privacy laws and legislation, in the course of collecting, using and disclosing personal information.
- Purchaser acknowledges that Rogers does not provide legal advice in connection with any Campaign or Campaign element, including, without limitation, in connection with any contest held in connection with the Campaign or any Alcohol Integration, if applicable, and Purchaser shall obtain its own independent legal advice in this regard.
- Rogers’ liability under this Agreement, including in the event of Force Majeure, shall be limited solely, at Rogers’ option, to: (i) reimbursement as liquidated damages of any amounts prepaid by Purchaser for advertising time/space not yet exhibited or published by Rogers; (ii) the provision to Purchaser as liquidated damages of a reasonable make-good; or (iii) a reasonable reduction to future invoice(s) for advertising time/space not yet exhibited or published by Rogers.
- In no event shall Rogers be liable for any consequential, incidental, indirect, special or punitive damages, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise.
- Rogers shall not be responsible for errors or omissions in any Purchaser Material, including errors in key numbers, or for any changes made to any Campaign material after the applicable closing date.
- Rogers shall be under no liability for the failure, for any reason, to publish or otherwise exhibit any Campaign elements in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
- Rogers’ liability hereunder shall in all cases be limited to amounts paid by Purchaser pursuant to the applicable Order.
- Rogers shall exercise normal precautions but assumes no liability for loss of, or damage to, material or other property furnished by Purchaser, including, without limitation, the Purchaser Material.
- Purchaser shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless Rogers and its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents and representatives, and to the extent any third party inventory is included in this Agreement and any Orders, the third party owner or operator of such inventory, from and against all allegations, threats, claims, suits, demands, actions and other proceedings, including, but not limited to, all legal fees and costs, related to or arising out of: (a) any breach by Purchaser of these Terms; (b) any damages and costs incurred by Rogers as a result of Purchaser’s non-compliance with Applicable Laws, including, without limitation, CASL; (c) any statements and/or claims made in any advertising approved by Purchaser concerning (i) Purchaser’s products, services, or business or (ii) the products, services, or business of any of Purchaser’s competitors; or (d) Rogers’ use of any Purchaser Material or Vouchers in accordance with these Terms.
- This Agreement and all Orders made pursuant to it are subject to all terms of licenses held by the parties hereto, all Applicable Laws, all regulations of the CRTC in force from time to time, and all other laws or regulations of other industry bodies with competent jurisdiction in relation to exhibiters and advertisers, applicable now or in the future.
- This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the exclusive laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein. Any proceeding relating to the subject matter of this agreement shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario sitting in Toronto.
- This Agreement, together with any rights under it, may not be assigned or transferred by Purchaser without the prior written consent of Rogers; nor may Rogers be required to exhibit any advertising other than that identified on any particular Order. Any request for assignment by Advertiser must be accompanied with reasonably detailed terms of the proposed assignment and such financial information pertaining to the proposed assignee as Rogers may request. Any purported assignment, sale, or transfer by Advertiser in contravention of this subsection shall be null and void. Nothing herein shall restrict Rogers’ right to assign this Agreement.
- Each party will maintain the confidentiality of the other party’s confidential information and shall not divulge or announce the other party’s confidential information without prior written consent, unless such information (a) becomes known to the general public without fault or breach on the part of the receiving party; (b) is received by the receiving party from a third party without breach of a non-disclosure obligation and without restriction on disclosure; (c) is information that the receiving party can show with documentary evidence was in its possession prior to disclosure by the disclosing party; (d) is independently developed by the receiving party’s personnel having no access to similar confidential information obtained from the disclosing party; or (e) is required to be disclosed by applicable law or court order. A party required by law to disclose or transfer the other party’s confidential information will notify the other party to allow it to seek available relief to prevent disclosure prior to complying with any such requirement. Both parties undertake to only disclose the minimum information necessary where such legally required disclosure cannot be prevented. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may divulge the other party’s confidential information to those individuals having a need to know if retained by a party to perform such party’s obligations under this Agreement, provided that such individuals are bound by confidentiality provisions no less strict than those in this Agreement.
- Failure of Rogers or Purchaser to enforce any of the Terms in the event of breach shall not be construed as a general relinquishment or waiver as to that provision.
- Unless otherwise stated herein, all notices provided hereunder shall be in writing and shall be given either by registered mail, facsimile or by personal delivery, addressed to Rogers, Agency or Advertiser, at the addresses contained on the applicable Order. Any such notice if mailed shall be deemed to have been received upon the expiration of 48 hours after the same was posted, and if faxed or delivered, shall be deemed to have been received on the day on which it was faxed or delivered.
- In the event of a conflict between these Terms and the provisions of an Order, the provisions of the Order shall prevail.
- Any provision of this Agreement which is invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall, as to that jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability and shall be severed from the balance of this Agreement, all without affecting the remaining provisions of this Agreement or affecting the validity or enforceability of such provision in any other jurisdiction and appropriate amendments shall be made to this Agreement to put the party who is disadvantaged by such invalidity or unenforceability in the same financial position as if no provision hereof were invalid or unenforceable. The parties shall immediately negotiate in good faith a replacement for any such provision in order to preserve the interests of the parties to the extent permitted by law. All disputes arising out of or in connection with this subsection shall be arbitrated and finally resolved in accordance with the arbitration rules of the ADR Institute of Ontario, Inc. pursuant to the Arbitration Act, 1991 (Ontario), as amended, or any successor act. The place of arbitration shall be Toronto, Ontario. The language of the arbitration shall be English.
- This Agreement, including the documents referenced herein (including the Order(s)), constitutes the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter hereof, and no changes or modifications of any of its terms or provisions shall be effective unless made in writing, signed by the parties (and in Rogers’ case, only by a Senior Director or a Vice-President of Rogers) and incorporated into this Agreement; provided, however, that Rogers reserves the right to unilaterally revise these Terms from time to time. Rogers will post any updated Terms on https://www.rogerssportsandmedia.com/. Purchaser shall be responsible for periodically reviewing that website for notice of any changes to these Terms. Purchaser’s continued purchase of Campaigns or Campaign elements subsequent to any revision to these Terms shall constitute Purchaser’s agreement and acceptance of such revised Terms.
- If Agency is entering into this Agreement on behalf of Advertiser, Agency confirms that Advertiser has been provided a copy of these Terms and the Order(s) and that it is authorized to bind Advertiser to this Agreement.
- Unless Purchaser provides Rogers with an objection in writing within five business days of receipt of the Order(s) from Rogers, Purchaser shall be deemed to have accepted the terms regardless of whether Purchaser provides Rogers with a signed copy of the Order(s).
- The representations, warranties, terms, conditions, indemnities, and liabilities set forth herein shall survive termination or expiry of this Agreement.
- This Agreement has been drawn up in the English language at the express request of the parties. Les présentes modalités ont été rédigées en anglais à la demande expresse des parties.