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Glacier Mountaineering Society - Legal Notices

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Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to all visitors to or users of this web site (this "Site"), which is owned and operated by the Glacier Mountaineering Society (GMS). Please feel free to browse this Site; however, your access and use of this Site is subject to the following terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions") and all applicable laws. By accessing and browsing this Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree with any of these Terms and Conditions, do not use this Site. GMS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update these Terms and Conditions at any time. By using this Site you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the then-current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound.

Copyrights and Trademarks

The documents and information on this Site are copyrighted materials of GMS, third parties, or both. Permission is granted to display, copy and download the materials on this Site for personal, non-commercial use only, provided you do not modify the materials and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. You also may not, without GMS's permission, "mirror" on any other server any material contained on this Site. Except as expressly permitted above, no portion of the materials on this Site may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, without prior written permission from GMS.

The trademarks, logos and service marks ("Marks") displayed on this Site are the property of GMS or third parties. You are not permitted to use the Marks without the prior written consent of GMS or such third party that owns the Mark. GMS and the GMS logo are registered trademarks of GMS. Any feedback you provide at this Site shall be deemed to be non-confidential and GMS shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.

Limitation of Liability and General Disclaimer

ALL INFORMATION AND ANY SOFTWARE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. GMS AND ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Although GMS has attempted to provide accurate information on this Site, information on this Site may contain inadvertent technical inaccuracies or typographical errors and GMS assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. Information may be changed or updated without notice. GMS may also make improvements and/or changes in the products or services described in this Site at any time without notice.

This Site may contain links to third-party sites. Access to any other Internet sites linked to this Site is at the user's own risk. GMS provides these links merely as a convenience and GMS does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such sites, even if they contain a GMS logo or the GMS name. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other items of a destructive nature. In addition, the mention of non-GMS products or services is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.


GMS's obligations with respect to its products and services are governed solely by the agreements under which they are provided. If you obtain a product or service from GMS off this Site that is provided without an agreement, that product or service is provided "AS IS" with no warranties whatsoever, express or implied, and your use of that product or service is at your own risk.

Jurisdiction and Choice of Law

This Site is controlled and operated by GMS from its offices within Canada. GMS makes no representation that materials in this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to such materials from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Province of MT, as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such Province. Any action you, any third party or GMS brings to enforce these Terms and Conditions or in connection with any matters related to this Site shall be brought only in the Provincial or Federal Courts located in the city of Glacier Mountaineering Society, and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts.


Our privacy is important to us, and we imagine that you feel the same way. We explicitly ask you when we need information that personally identifies you ("Personal Information"). When you sign up for membership with GMS, we agree to not sell, rent, or distribute your Personal Information in any way (however, remember that GMS is a public directory and other members can see whatever information you choose to make public).

Security: The GMS will work diligently to protect the security of your Personal Information. Your data is kept in a secure environment protected from access by unauthorized parties. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access by storing your password in a secure location and ensuring you log off when finished visiting GMS using a shared computer.

E-mail: We use your Personal Information to operate GMS and we may occasionally contact you with your consent. GMS will never intentionally send unsolicited e-mail messages that could legitimately be construed as spam. All e-mails sent from GMS will be sent only to those that have opted-in and will contain opt-out instructions, should you decide to remove yourself from our e-mail distribution list.

Statistics: Your information is also used in aggregate form on the GMS web site statistics page to allow other web site users to get a better understanding of who makes up the club, without revealing any individual data.

Updating & Removing Personal Information: GMS provides you with a way in which you can alter or remove the Personal Information listed in the member network, via a profile update page in the member area. If you wish to have your membership registration removed, simply log into the member area and request that your account be closed.

Surveys: GMS may periodically conduct individual voluntary member surveys. We encourage our members to participate in these surveys because they provide us with important information that helps us to improve the club. The responses we collect from online surveys are anonymous.

Cookies: Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored in a browser-related file on your computer's hard drive when you use portions of our web site. We use cookies to improve the member experience, like allowing the member to login without typing the registered username and password. Cookies are widely used on most major web sites.

IP Address: The GMS uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our web site. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information. This information is used in a way that it does not display information that identifies individual members.

Third Party Links: GMS contains links to a variety of third party sites to enhance the member experience. GMS has no control of either the content or privacy policies of such sites, nor should such links be considered an endorsement of these sites except where otherwise noted.

Children: Protecting the privacy of the young is especially important to GMS. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information on our web site from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of our web site is intended for use by those under 18.

Abuse: We may provide your personal information to the police or other investigating agencies to assist them in the invesigation of any suspected violations of law. We also have the right to share your name and contact information with our attorneys, in the event of serious violations of conduct.

If you have questions about this policy, please e-mail us at

Chat Rooms

This service may include chat rooms which allow feedback to GMS and real-time interaction between users. GMS does not control the messages, information or files delivered in these rooms. It is a condition of your use of the room and this web site that you do not:
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the room.
  • Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law.
  • Post or transmit any information, software or other material which violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or which is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or right holder.
  • Post or transmit any information, software or other material which contains a virus or other harmful component.
  • Post, transmit or in any way exploit any information, software or other material for commercial purposes, or which contains advertising.
You understand that GMS has no obligation to monitor these rooms. However, GMS reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in GMS’s sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these terms and conditions.


By posting messages, uploading files, inputting data, or engaging in any other form of communication through our chat rooms, you are granting GMS a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to:
  • Use, copy, sublicense, adapt, transmit, publicly perform or display any such communication.
  • Sublicense to third parties the unrestricted right to exercise any of the foregoing rights granted with respect to the communication.
The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, servicemark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.


Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall GMS, its subsidiary and affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, GMS materials. You specifically acknowledge and agree that GMS is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of any user. If you are dissatisfied with any GMS material, or with any of GMS’s terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this system.


This agreement is effective until terminated by GMS, at any time without notice. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access the chat rooms and the restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from the chat rooms, the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in this agreement, shall survive.


This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of MT without giving effect to any principles or conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

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