THE FINE PRINT
Unless otherwise stated, this website and its contents are the property of Focal. The term “us” or “we” or “our” refers to Focal, the owner of the website. The term “you” refers to the user or viewer of the website.
Acceptance of agreement
By accessing and using this website, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not access or use this website. This agreement may be revised at any time by Focal without specific notice.
Listing on the Focal Marketplace (for Photographers)
By publishing packages on the Focal Marketplace, you agree that any client inquiries originating from the Marketplace must be processed through Focal's booking system. On our Starter Plan, this will incur a small commission (7% + 3% credit card fee) that helps us invest in Google ads and SEO to bring you more bookings through Focal. Booking Marketplace-driven client inquiries outside of Focal can result in disqualification from the Focal Marketplace.
The entire content of this site, including but not limited to copy, graphics, and other matters related to the website are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights, and is the property of Focal. Any use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of the content of this site is strictly prohibited, unless authorized by Focal. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the site.
Limited license; Permitted uses
You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license (a) to access and use Focal website strictly in accordance with this Agreement; (b) to use the website solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes; and (c) to print out discrete information from the website solely for internal, personal, non-commercial purposes and provided that you maintain all copyright and other policies contained therein. You may not remove or in any way alter any trademark, copyright, or other proprietary notice. No print out or electronic version of any part of the website or its contents may be used by you in any litigation or arbitration matter whatsoever under any circumstances.
Restrictions and prohibitions on use
Your license for access and use of the website and any information, materials or documents (collectively defined as “Content and Materials”) therein are subject to the following restrictions and prohibitions on use: You may not (a) copy, print (except for the express limited purpose permitted above, republish, display, distribute, transmit, sell, rent, lease, loan or otherwise make available in any form or by any means all or any portion of the website or any Content and Materials retrieved there from; (b) use the website or any materials obtained from the website to develop, of as a component of, any information, storage and retrieval system, database, information base, or similar resource (in any media now existing or hereafter developed), that is offered for commercial distribution of any kind, including through sale, license, lease, rental, subscription, or any other commercial distribution mechanism.
In no event, in regard to this website or any other hyperlinked website, will Focal be liable to any party for any damages or injury caused by (including but not limited to) any failure of performance, error, omission, direct, indirect, special or other consequential damages including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on your information handling system or otherwise, even if we are expressly advised of the possibility of such damages. Information on this website could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes may be periodically made to the information on this website and to the products and services it represents. Focal does not warrant that this website will be available and accessible at all times. It is up to you to take precautions to protect yourself from items such as viruses and other items of a destructive nature.
Use of site
Harassment in any manner or form on the site, including via e-mail, or by use of obscene or abusive language, is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including a Focal or other licensed employee, host, or representative, as well as other members or visitors on the site is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law. You may not upload commercial content on the site or use the site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organization.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Focal, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers (collectively the “Service Providers”) from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity related to your account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the site using your Internet account.
This policy has been created to demonstrate Focal's commitment to preserving your privacy as it relates to the collection, use and disclosure of personal information on this website.
We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
To personalize your user experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content in which you are most interested;
To improve our website in order to better serve you;
To allow us to respond to your requests;
To send periodic emails regarding our services; and
To share with you educational resources.
Focal will never disclose, sell or lease to any third party, either free of charge or for remuneration, any personal information that is provided on this site without your permission, unless required to do so by law. Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. Visitors to this site are not required to provide any individually identifiable information and it is always your choice whether or not to provide this.
If you provide permission, Focal may use personal information to contact and correspond with you, respond to your inquiries, and facilitate and enhance your use of this website.
In order to help analyze how visitors use this site, this website uses Google Analytics cookies. Cookies are text files stored on your computer that collect standard visitor information in a completely anonymous form. This non-identifiable information gathered by cookies about your use of this website, including your browser, computer operating system, IP address, are transmitted to Google. From there, this information is used to evaluate the user experience of this website, its performance, which features and services are most important to visitors, and to compile statistics and reports on the Focal website activity.
Unauthorized use of information
Although Focal uses various methods in order to ensure the protection of your personal information, it cannot be guaranteed that information will not be used unlawfully, modified in a fraudulent manner, or lost. This is because data transmitted over the internet cannot be guaranteed to be absolutely confidential. Consequently, Focal bears no liability for the use that may be made of the information by you or any third party. Focal may, at any time, revise this policy as seen fit and without prior notice. However, any changes that are made to this statement will be in compliance with the laws in effect in Canada regarding to this subject matter and posted on this page.