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LEGAL OPINION LETTER

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Relex™ Privacy Policy

Definitions

“Agreement” means all of the terms, conditions and notices contained or referenced in the Terms of Use and all other Relex™ rules and policies (including but not limited to our  Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published on the Website.

“Content” means any content, featured or displayed, uploaded or streamed throughout the Website, including but not limited to text, documents, information, data, articles, opinions, images, photographs, graphics, software, applications, video recordings, audio recordings, sounds, designs, features and other materials that are available on the Website.     

“Lawyers” means barristers and solicitors, and attorneys licensed and in good standing to practice law, who have signed a Relex™ licence agreement (“Licence Agreement”) entitling them to use our Service. Lawyers are not employees or agents of Relex Ventures Inc.

“Realtors®” means duly licensed salespersons and members in good standing of CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association), who have signed a Licence Agreement entitling them to use our Service. Realtors® are not employees or agents of Relex Ventures Inc.

The “Service” means all of the services provided by Relex Ventures Inc. including but not limited to all Content, services and products available through the Website. Relex Ventures Inc.is not a law firm or a real estate brokerage. All forms of legal advice, legal services or real estate trading services are explicitly excluded from the Service.   

The “User”, “You” and “Your” refer to the person, company or organization that has visited or is using our Website and/or our Service, including Lawyers, Realtors® and others.

This policy sets out how Relex Ventures Inc. (“we” or “us”) uses, protects, and preserves information submitted by users. By using the Relex™ system and by submitting information through our website, you are agreeing to the terms of this policy (the ”Policy”). If you have any questions about the Policy, please contact Relex Ventures Inc. directly before entering any information by sending an email with your questions support@relexinc.ca

Information We Collect and Store

Our website is intended to be used primarily by Lawyers and Realtors®.

In order to connect a Lawyer to a Realtor®, we collect and retain the information you enter through our site, or through any site we manage through a third-party service. We cannot control or dictate how any individual Lawyer, Realtor® or any third party website, will treat your information. We advise you to contact those parties directly to review their privacy policy.

If you as a Lawyer or Realtor® choose to enter into a Licence Agreement with Relex Ventures Inc., we will retain all contact and other information submitted to us. This includes your name, email address, and mailing address, as well as information required to be provided to Relex Ventures Inc. in relation to a Relex™ real estate transaction, such as property address, sale price, buyer/seller name and amount of Lawyer’s fees and real estate commissions. We will not use this information to contact you for any reason unrelated to your use of the Relex™ system. We will not provide this information to any third party. We will not use your confidential information for any commercial reason unrelated to the Relex™ system.

To learn about your user experience and to make periodic improvements to our website, we also collect the information regularly collected by web browsers. We will automatically record information and your activity. This may include your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, Internet Service Provider (ISP), browser type, the web page visited before you came to our website, information you search for on website, locale preferences, identification numbers associated with your Devices, your mobile carrier, date and time stamps associated with your files, and other interactions with the Service.

We also use “cookies” to collect information and improve our Service. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your Device. We may use “persistent cookies” to save your user ID and login password for future logins to the Service, We may use “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of the Service, to better understand how you interact with the Service and to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on the Service. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all aspects of our website.

How we Use Your Information         

We use your information only for purposes of facilitating your use of our webpage and to assist us in improving our Service. This includes collecting statistics relating to our Service and marketing the Service. For marketing use, we will not disclose the following Relex™ transaction details: name of buyer/seller, specific property address, name of Lawyer or Realtor®.

We do not use your information for any additional or unrelated commercial purposes.

Retaining Your Information

If you wish us to permanently delete your information from our servers at any time, please send an email to support@relexinc.ca. We will ensure your information is deleted in a reasonable time after receiving that request.

So long as your account remains active pursuant to your Relex™ Licence Agreement, we will preserve your account information. Relex Ventures Inc. is committed to being a reliable, safe place to store your legal documents online for future reference. To serve that purpose, we will not delete your account or your personal information unless you tell us to.

We will also retain any and all information that we are required to retain under any applicable laws.

Keeping Your Information Secure

We will store your information only in electronic format on industry standard servers that we have selected.

The servers that we select to store information engage security software and generally accepted standards to protect the information submitted to us in order to safeguard the privacy of your personal information from unauthorized access or improper use. However, no security system is perfect and there is always a risk of unauthorized parties accessing your personal information. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. 

Relex™ is not for Children

The services offered on this website are not intended to be accessed by children. We therefore do not take any special precautions to protect the information of persons under the age of 19. In the event any information is submitted by a person under the age of 19, we will delete that information immediately upon being advised of that person’s age.

Contact us

If you wish to make an inquiry about the Policy and the steps we take to keep your information secure, please send us an email: support@relexinc.ca

Relex™ Terms of Use

This document (the “Terms of Use”) governs all services provided by Relex Ventures Inc.(“we” or “us”) through our website, and all content, services, and documents available at or through the website. These Terms of Use are very important and explain the relationship between us, the Lawyers and Realtors® who use our website, and other users of our site.

By accessing any part of our website, www.relexinc.ca , or any other website controlled by, operated by, or registered to us (collectively, the “Website”), you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions as set out in these Terms of Use. You are also confirming that you have read and understand the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to or understand all the terms and conditions set out below, then you may not access the Website or use any services.   

Definitions         

“Agreement” means all of the terms, conditions and notices contained or referenced in the Terms of Use and all other Relex™ rules and policies (including but not limited to our  Privacy Policy (/privacy_policy)) and procedures that may be published on the Website.

“Content” means any content, featured or displayed, uploaded or streamed throughout the Website, including but not limited to text, documents, information, data, articles, opinions, images, photographs, graphics, software, applications, video recordings, audio recordings, sounds, designs, features and other materials that are available on the Website.     

“Lawyers” means barristers and solicitors, and attorneys licensed and in good standing to practice law, who have signed a Relex™ licence agreement (“Licence Agreement”) entitling them to use our Service. Lawyers are not employees or agents of Relex Ventures Inc.

“Realtors®” means duly licensed salespersons and members in good standing of CREA (Canadian Real Estate Association), who have signed a Licence Agreement entitling them to use our Service. Realtors® are not employees or agents of Relex Ventures Inc.

The “Service” means all of the services provided by Relex Ventures Inc. including but not limited to all Content, services and products available through the Website. Relex Ventures Inc.is not a law firm or a real estate brokerage. All forms of legal advice, legal services or real estate trading services are explicitly excluded from the Service.   

The “User”, “You” and “Your” refer to the person, company or organization that has visited or is using our Website and/or our Service, including Lawyers, Realtors® and others.

About our Service.

Relex Ventures Inc. provides an online platform to connect Lawyers to Realtors® and to assist them in working together to service their mutual clients’ real estate needs. Our role is limited to facilitating the initial interaction of Lawyers with Realtors® by providing communication tools, document processing, and methods of invoicing and payment. Relex Ventures Inc. is not offering legal services or legal representation and does not offer any legal advice, legal opinions, recommendations, referrals or counseling. Relex Ventures Inc. is not offering real estate trading or brokerage services.

Relex Ventures Inc. is neither a law firm nor a real estate agent/brokerage and does not provide legal services or real estate trading services.

At no point may Relex Ventures Inc. be held liable for the actions or omissions of any Lawyer or Realtor®® using the Service. We make no guarantees, representations or warranties, whether express or implied, with respect to a Lawyer’s or Realtor®’s professional qualifications, expertise, or quality of work. Lawyers and Realtors listed on the Website directories are not employees, agents, or representatives of Relex Ventures Inc. 

Fees/commissions for legal services or real estate trading services are not shared either between Lawyers and Relex Ventures Inc. or between Realtors and Relex Ventures Inc.

Neither a solicitor-client relationship nor a real estate agency relationship is created by using the Website or Service or by using the Content found on the Website.

Lawyers pay a per-transaction licence fee to Relex Ventures Inc. for use of the Relex system.

Release and Indemnification.

By using the Relex™ Website and/or Service, you agree that your legal remedies are limited to claims against the Lawyer or Realtor, or any third parties who caused you harm.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Relex Ventures Inc. from and against any and all claims and expenses, including lawyers’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website and the Service, including but not limited to your violation of the Agreement.

Should you have a dispute with one or more Lawyers or Realtors®, you release Relex Ventures Inc. from claims, causes of action, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature whatsoever, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

Representation to Enter into Binding Contract.

By accessing the Website, you represent and warrant that if you are an individual, you are of legal age to form a binding contract, or, if you are accessing the Service or Website on behalf of an entity, that you are authorized to enter into, and bind the entity to a binding contract.

Compliance with Laws.

You represent and warrant that: (i) you have the authority to bind yourself to the Agreement; (ii) your use of the Service will be solely for purposes that are permitted by this Agreement; (iii) your use of the Service will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party; and (iv) your use of the Service will comply with all local, provincial and federal laws, rules and regulations, and with all other Relex™ policies.

User Conduct.

You may not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair our servers or network, or interfere with other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website or the Service. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service or computer systems or networks through hacking, password mining or any other means. In addition to our rights set out in this Agreement, we may take any legal action and implement and technical remedies to prevent the violation of this provision and to enforce this Agreement.

Prohibited content.

You agree that you will not under any circumstances use the Website to transmit any Content that:

is unlawful or promotes unlawful activities; defames, libels, slanders, harasses, abuses, threatens or incites violence toward any individual or group; is pornographic, discriminatory or otherwise victimizes or intimidates any individual group on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability; is spam, is machine-or-randomly-generated, constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation or any form of lottery or gambling; redirects any user to any other website that is related to the facilitation of real estate relationships  and/or transactions, contains or installs and viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other content that is designed or intended to disrupt, damage or limit the function of any software, hardware or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party; infringes on any proprietary right of any party, infringes any intellectual property right including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other rights; impersonates any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives; or violates the privacy of any third party.

Users must be over age 19.

You represent that you are over the age of 19. Relex Ventures Inc. does not target our Content to those under 19, and we do not permit any Users under 19 on our Service or Website.

Relex™ may monitor interactions.

At our discretion, we, or technology we employ, may monitor and/or record your interactions with the Service and website. Further information is available on our Privacy Policy.

Conduct of Lawyers.

Lawyers must comply with any and all rules or laws governing the practice of law in their jurisdiction. Lawyers understand and agree that a potential conflict of interest risk may arise through their use of the Service or Website, in which case they shall be required to disqualify themselves pursuant to the Rules of Professional Conduct in their jurisdiction. Lawyers agree that they shall provide accurate information as to their identity and shall adhere to the Agreement.

At any time that a Lawyer is no longer licensed to practice law, such lawyer must immediately cease usage of the Website and the Service and must immediately notify Relex Ventures Inc.

Lawyers are solely responsible for ensuring that any communications they may have with Realtors or clients or prospective clients through the Website or Service fully comply with all applicable laws and Rules of Professional Conduct, including those concerning the unauthorized practice of law and those regulating the form, manner or content of communications with clients or other matters.

Conduct of Realtors®.

Realtors® must comply with any and all rules or laws governing the practice of real estate trading services in their jurisdiction, including the rules and regulations of any Real Estate Board of which they are a member, and all rules and policies of the real estate brokerage firm of which they are a member. Realtors® agree that they shall provide accurate information as to their identity and shall adhere to the Agreement.

At any time that a Realtor is no longer duly licensed salesperson, such Realtor must immediately cease usage of the Website and the Service and must immediately notify Relex Ventures Inc.

Payment of Lawyers & Realtors

Relex Ventures Inc. is not a party to Lawyer-Realtor® agreements that are posted on and accessed through the Website.

Lawyers and Realtors® may contract with each other through an Engagement Agreement. Relex Ventures Inc. will not be a party to any agreements between Lawyers and Realtors or between Lawyers or Realtors® and their clients. Relex Ventures Inc. only facilitates these agreements by supplying an online platform.

No legal fees are split or shared between Lawyers and Relex Ventures Inc., or Realtors® and Relex Ventures Inc. Relex Ventures Inc. charges a per-transaction technology fee (“Relex Licence Fee”) in exchange for the services we provide Users. This fee is separate and distinct from legal fees or real estate commissions.

Lawyers or Realtors® who wish to use the Service must first enter into a Licence Agreement with Relex Ventures Inc. This will entitle the Lawyer or Realtor® to be displayed on the Relex™ directory of Lawyers and Realtors® on the Website and to access various forms, including a Retainer Agreement and Engagement Agreement (“Documents”). Relex Ventures Inc. may terminate a Lawyer’s or Realtor®’s access to and use of the Website if the Lawyer of Realtor® is found to be in breach of the Licence Agreement.

Third Party Content

There may be content from third parties on the Website, such as Lawyer or Realtor® profiles, blog posts, and links to other websites. We are not responsible for that content, nor do we endorse such content.

The Agreement does not authorize you to distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, make available, alter or otherwise use any Third Party Content except as permitted by Relex Venture Inc.’s terms and conditions.

Copyright Infringement

Relex Ventures Inc. respects others’ intellectual property rights and asks our Users to do the same. We may terminate a User’s access to the Website if we determine that the User infringes on others copyrights or other intellectual property (Including Relex Venture Inc.’s rights).

Relex Ventures Inc. retains all ownership of our intellectual property, including our copyrights, patents and trademarks.

Relex Ventures Inc. retains ownership of all intellectual property rights of any kind related to the Website and Service, including applicable copyrights, patents, trademarks and other proprietary rights. This includes the documents (Retainer Agreement, Engagement Agreement etc) made accessible to Users through the Website.

Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website and the Service may be the trademarks of third parties. The Agreement does not transfer from us to you any Relex Venture Inc. or third-party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain solely with us or with such third party, respectively. We reserve all rights that are not expressly granted to you under this Agreement.

Relex™, www.relexinc.ca   and all other identifying marks, proprietary marks, or trademarks that appear, are displayed or are used on the Website or as part of the Service are registered or common law trademarks or service marks of Relex Ventures Inc. These marks may not be copied, downloaded, reproduced, streamed, used, modified or distributed in any way without prior written permission from Relex Ventures Inc.

Email Communications.

We use email and electronic means to stay in touch with our Users.

For contractual purposes, you (i) consent to receive communications from Relex Ventures Inc. in an electronic form via the email address you have submitted or via the Service; and (ii) agree that the Agreements, including all Terms of Use, agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that Relex Ventures Inc. provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if they were in writing.

Termination.

You may cancel this Agreement at any time. If you wish to terminate this Agreement, you may simply discontinue using Relex™ services and products.

Subject to the terms of any Relex™ Licence Agreement you may have entered into, Relex Ventures Inc. may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately for any reason deemed appropriate in our sole discretion.

Transactions.

Payments.

Payment will be processed as specified and agreed upon by the User in the Licence Agreement.

Authorization.

By agreeing to these Terms of Use, you are giving Relex Ventures Inc. permission to charge your credit card or other approved methods of payment for the Licence Fee.

Disclaimer of Warranties.

Relex Ventures Inc. provides the Website, the Content and the Service “as is”, without warranty of any kind. We make no express or implied warranties or guarantees about Service. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Relex expressly disclaims all warranties, whether express, implied or statutory, with respect to the Website and the Service including, with limitation, any warranties of merchantability, of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, title, security, accuracy and non-infringement.

Relex Ventures Inc. makes no representation or warranty that the information we provide or that is provided through our Service is effective, accurate, reliable or correct; that the Service will meet your requirements; that the Service will be available at any particular time or location; that the Service will function in an uninterrupted manner or be secure; that any defects or errors will be corrected; or that the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your use of information, Content or other material obtained from the Service.

Limitation of Liability.

We will not be liable for damages or losses arising from your use of the Service or arising under this Agreement. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will Relex Ventures Inc. be liable to you for any loss of profits, use, or data, or for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential or exemplary damages, however arising, that result from (i) your use or inability to use the Service; (ii) the Service generally or the software or systems that make the Service available; or (iii) any other interactions with Relex Ventures Inc., any Lawyer, Realtor® or any other User of the Service, whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence) or any other legal theory, and whether or not Relex has been informed of the possibility of such damage, and even if a  remedy set forth in this Agreement is found to have failed of its essential purpose. Relex Ventures Inc. will have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond our reasonable control.

Modification of Terms of Use.

Relex Ventures Inc. reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to amend these Terms of Use at any time and will update these Terms of Use in the event of any such amendments.

Upon any changes in these Terms of Use, we will post the amended agreement on the website. Your continued use of the Website and/or the Service following such notification shall constitute your affirmative acknowledgement of the Terms of Use, the modification and agreement to abide and be bound by the Terms of Use, as amended. If at any time you choose not to accept these Terms of Use, including following receipt of notification of any modification made hereto, then please do not use the Website.

Governing Law.

The validity, construction and performance of these Terms of Use shall be governed and construed by, first, in accordance with the federal laws of Canada to the extent that Canadian federal subject matter jurisdiction exists. Regardless of any choice of law provisions of Canada, and second, in accordance with the laws of the Province of British Columbia, regardless of any choice of law provisions of the Province of British Columbia (collectively, “the Law”).

Severability.

If any portion or provision of this Agreement shall to any extent be declared illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, then the remainder of this Agreement, or the application of such portion of provision in circumstances other than those as to which it is so declared illegal or unenforceable, shall not be affected thereby, and each portion and provision of this Agreement shall be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

No Assignment.

Relex Ventures Inc. may assign or delegate this Agreement, including these Terms of Use and/or the Relex™ Privacy Policy in whole or in part to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent. You may not assign or delegate rights or obligations under this Agreement, including the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, without Relex Ventures Inc.’s prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment and delegation by you is void.

Headings and Summaries.

The headings, captions and summaries in this Agreement are for convenience only and in no way define or describe the scope or content of any provision of this Agreement.

Entire Agreement.

This Agreement, in combination with all policies and guidelines of the Website (including but not limited to the Privacy Policy and, in the case of the Lawyers and Realtors®, all agreements entered into between a Lawyer and a Realtor® directly through the Website), incorporated by reference, constitute the entire agreement between you and Relex Ventures Inc. and supersede all prior communications, agreements and understandings, written or oral, with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement.

You acknowledge that you have read and understand these Terms of Use and will be bound by these Terms of Use.

If you have any further questions regarding these Terms of Use, you may contact us at support@relexinc.ca

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