Terms & Conditions of Use

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This web page represents a legal document that serves as our Terms and Conditions of Use and it governs the legal terms of our website, wcyork.ca, sub-domains, and any associated web-based and mobile applications (collectively, “Website”), as owned and operated by The Writers’ Community of York Region (“WCYR”).

Capitalized terms, unless otherwise defined, have the meaning specified within the Definitions section below. This Terms and Conditions of Use, along with our Privacy Policy, any mobile license agreement, and other posted guidelines within our Website, collectively “Legal Terms”, constitute the entire and only agreement between you and WCYR and supersede all other agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to our Website and the subject matter contained herein. We may amend our Legal Terms at any time without specific notice to you. The latest copies of our Legal Terms will be posted on our Website, and you should review all Legal Terms prior to using our Website. After any revisions to our Legal Terms are posted, you agree to be bound to any such changes to them. Therefore, it is important for you to periodically review our Legal Terms to make sure you still agree to them.

By using our Website, you agree to fully comply with and be bound by our Legal Terms. Please review them carefully. If you do not accept our Legal Terms, do not access and use our Website. If you have already accessed our Website and do not accept our Legal Terms, you should immediately discontinue use of our Website.


The terms “WCYR” or “us” or “we” or “our” refers to The Writers’ Community of York Region, the owner of the Website.

A “Visitor” is someone who merely browses our Website, but has not registered as Member.

A “Customer” is someone who purchases goods or services from us and may or may not have registered as a Member

A “Member” is an individual who has registered with us to use our Service.

Our “Service” represents the collective functionality and features as offered through our Website to our Members.

“User” or “you” are collective identifiers that refer to a Visitor, Customer, or a Member.

An “Affiliate” is an entity with which WCYR has a cooperative relationship with overlapping mutual interests, but over which WCYR exerts little influence, oversight or monitoring. WCYR shares general information with Affiliates but no private information other than verification of a Member’s name for services delivered to Members by Affiliates.

A “Sister Organization” is another community of writers, usually in a separate geographic area, with which WCYR cooperates and shares general information but no private information other than verification of a Member’s name for services delivered to Members by Sister Organizations.
All text, information, graphics, audio, video, and data offered through our Website are collectively known as our “Content”.

Legal Compliance

You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding your use of our Website. WCYR reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of our Legal Terms and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to cancelling your Member account, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information, as allowed under our Privacy Policy.

Purchases of Goods and Services

Users and Customers may choose to purchase memberships or membership renewals, admission to events, and other products or services we may offer from time-to-time. Prices for our products or services are subject to change without prior notice. Payments are collected by credit card with information input by the User to SquareUp who authorizes purchases and retains information according to their terms and conditions.

We reserve the right, at any time, to modify or discontinue products or services without notice. We shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any modification, price change, suspension or discontinuance of the product or service.

Intellectual Property

Our Website may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our Affiliates or other organizations, in the form of words, graphics, and logos. Your use of our Website does not constitute any right or license for you to use such service marks/trademarks, without the prior written permission of the corresponding service mark/trademark owner. Our Website is also protected under international copyright laws. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any portion of our Website is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website does not grant ownership rights of any kind in our Website.

Links to Other Websites

Our Website may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience. By linking to these websites, we do not create or have an affiliation with, or sponsor such third-party websites. The inclusion of links within our Website does not constitute any endorsement, guarantee, warranty, or recommendation of such third-party websites. WCYR has no control over the legal documents and privacy practices of third-party websites; as such, you access any such third-party websites at your own risk.

WCYR Relationships to Other Parties

WCYR may provide information on its Website about Affiliates and Sister Organizations to inform Users about such organizations and the services they provide, but make no representations about those services. WCYR also has no influence over how information provided by Users may be used or stored.

WCYR may become aware of selling and promotion opportunities that may be of interest to Members. Members register to be included on a WCYR “booksellers” mailing list to become aware of such opportunities. WCYR may inform Members of opportunities and occasionally offer to subsidize a portion of the costs for Members to participate in such events. However, WCYR makes no representations about the suitability of an opportunity, anticipated results, health or security precautions, nor value of participation to Members.

WCYR Events may be scheduled with participation in person, digitally, or both. Applicable fees and locations are published on the Website. Members and Users may register to participate in all meetings unless expressly designated Members Only. Digital sessions may be recorded, and participant images, voices, or other personal information may be recorded and retained by WCYR. Digital recordings are available to participants after the actual event by a dedicated link. WCYR may also provide guest speakers and presenters with a link to the video recording. Facebook Live recordings are owned by Facebook, are subject to its policies, terms and conditions, and are stored by Facebook on WCYR’s Members’ Corner page.

General Terms

Our Legal Terms shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in Ontario, Canada and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ontario, Canada without regard to conflict of law principles. In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts. Any cause of action by you with respect to our Website, must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred. Should any part of our Legal Terms be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that any Content in our Website conflicts or is inconsistent with our Legal Terms, our Legal Terms shall take precedence. Our failure to enforce any provision of our Legal Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision. The rights of WCYR under our Legal Terms shall survive the termination of our Legal Terms.

Please click HERE for WCYR‘s Privacy Policy.