The Car Guide – Everything Automotive, 51 Years Running

Terms of use

This contract constitutes a legal agreement between LC Media Inc. and users visiting the portal and websites belonging to LC Media Inc. (“LCM Sites”).

The Car Guide is a division, a registered trademark and a website of LC Media Inc.

All website services provided to you by LC Media Inc. and any of its respective affiliates, related companies, unaffiliated partners and/or licensors (together herein referred to as the "LCM Sites" or "We") are provided to you subject to the following terms and conditions of service. By using the LCM Sites or any products, content or other services available on the LCM Sites (each a "Service" and collectively, the "Services"), including Services offered on a payment basis, you agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by these terms and conditions and such other additional or alternative terms, conditions, rules and policies which are displayed or to which you may be directed in connection with any particular LCM site or Service (collectively the "Terms and Conditions"), all as may be modified by LC Media Inc. in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions, along with any modifications or additional or alternate terms or conditions referred to shall be the entire agreement between you and the LCM Sites. Any prior communications between you and the LCM sites (including, for example, e-mails) do not form part of these Terms and Conditions.

If you do not accept any portion of the terms of use including the modifications, you must cease using the LCM sites and cancel any services to which you are subscribed.

  1. Copyrights and trademarks

    All content (text, illustrations, images, codes and URLs) reproduced in the LCM Sites as well as their selection, composition and arrangement belong to LC Media Inc. or are licenced by third parties and are protected by copyright worldwide. Any reproduction, in whole or in part, of the Content of the LCM Sites is strictly prohibited. LCM Site users do not have any licence or right to use the Content. You are, among other things, prohibited from carrying out the following actions for commercial or for-profit purposes: modifying, copying, distributing, publishing, transmitting, broadcasting, reproducing, compiling, arranging or saving the Content or creating compilations, including all or some of the Content, or transferring to another party the Content in any manner, including the reproduction and transmission of an excerpt of Content accompanied with or without a hyperlink. It is also prohibited to sell or profit in any way from any information, software, product or service obtained via the LCM Sites or to create compilations or works derived from the aforementioned elements.

  2. User name and password

    You are responsible for keeping your account information and password confidential. LC Media Inc. cannot be held responsible for an unauthorized use of your account. If and when the confidentiality of this information is compromised, please alert our services as soon as possible to prevent an eventual fraudulent use of your Identity. LC Media Inc. will not be held liable of any losses or damages resulting from the non-observance of the security measures listed in the present section. We strongly recommend that you carefully read the LIMITED LIABILITY section of these Terms of Use for information on the scope of your responsibility concerning the services offered on LCM Sites.

  3. Use of online communication services

    You are the sole person responsible for the content you transmit via our services (forums, emails, blogs, RSS feeds, etc.) as well as any consequences of this content. You may not use LCM services to conduct or send studies, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, spamming, hacking, or any other act for illegal purposes. You are also prohibited from carrying out acts that could infringe on the rights of others or their enjoyment of the service. While LC Media Inc. reserves the right to delete information at its discretion, this remains a right and not an obligation. LC Media Inc. does not claim to have control over the content of the information available on the Sites, given the volume and transmission speed of information on the service. LC Media Inc. also reserves the right to ban you from its interactive online services. LC Media reserves the right to take action against any user who does not respect Netiquette rules.

  4. User responsability

    If you violate these Terms of Use, we may issue you a warning about the violation, or we may choose to immediately terminate your right to use the LCM Sites and all accounts that you have established. You acknowledge that LC Media Inc. is not required to provide you notice before termination, but it may choose to do so at its sole discretion.

  5. Online content

    While LC Media Inc. makes every effort to ensure that all of the content on our site is up-to-date, readily available, and clearly explained, we cannot guarantee that the site will always be up or that its contents will always be accurate. Circumstances beyond our control may occasionally make the site unavailable; data transmissions may be interrupted; and we may provide links to other sites whose content we cannot monitor or otherwise manage.

  6. Vehicle images

    The number of possible combinations of vehicle makes, models, styles, colors and options is potentially infinite. While the vehicle photos displayed on the carguideweb.com site will match your chosen vehicle as closely as possible, they are samples only. Actual colour or finish may vary.

  7. Typographical errors

    While LC Media Inc. tries to make sure that all prices posted here are accurate at all times, we cannot be responsible for typographical and other errors (e.g. data transmission) that may appear on the site. If the posted price for a product or service is incorrect, guideautoweb.com is only responsible for the correct price, which we will endeavor to provide to you as soon as we become aware of the error. carguideweb.com reserves the right to refuse or cancel any orders for products or services listed at an incorrect price.

  8. Online conduct

    Online conduct is subject to all applicable laws and should also be guided by common sense and basic etiquette. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. We may terminate your use of the LCM Sites and cooperate with law enforcement in the event of illegal behavior.

    You agree that you will be personally responsible for your use of the LCM Sites and for all of your related communication and activities. You agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless the LCM Sites, its affiliates, employees, officers, directors, mandataries and agents from any liability or damages arising from your conduct on the LCM Sites, including any content that you may contribute.

    Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you will violate the Terms of Use if you do any of the following:

    • Post, transmit, promote or distribute any content that is of an illegal nature
    • Harass, threaten, embarrass or do anything else that is abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or improper. Therefore, do not say offensive things about other persons, don't keep sending them unwanted messages, don't attack their race, sexual orientation, religion, heritage, etc.
    • Transmit or facilitate distribution of content that is harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, or in a reasonable person's view, objectionable
    • Impersonate another person (including celebrities), indicate that you are an employee or representative of LC Media Inc., or attempt to mislead users by indicating that you represent LC Media Inc. or any of our partners or affiliates
    • Promote or encourage any illegal activity including phishing, uploading malicious or viral code, hacking, cracking or distribution of counterfeit software;
    • Post messages for any purpose other than personal communication, including without limitation advertising, promotional materials, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or make any commercial use of our service
    • Modify any part of any the LCM Sites that we does not specifically authorize you to modify
    • Attempt to interfere with, hack into or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the LCM Sites

    You further agree that these Terms of Use will apply to anyone that you allow to use your service account or user ID, and that you are personally responsible for the consequences (including termination of your account) that may result if any such person breaks these Terms of Use).

  9. Payment and terms of payment (applicable to some sites)
    • Price

      Our product prices are in Canadian dollars, excluding applicable sales tax. All orders, regardless of origin, are payable in Canadian dollars. LC Media Inc. reserves the right to change its prices at any time. Products are always invoiced based on the prices in effect at the time the order is placed.

    • Payment

      All purchases must be paid by cheque or credit card (international Visa or MasterCard). The amount indicated must be paid using the procedure described during registration. The customer agrees to pay the total cost and fees related to the product purchased, including taxes. LC Media Inc. may change the price after proper notification to the customer. The customer is fully responsible for fulfilling payment obligations. The user has sole responsibility for making payment by bank card. LC Media Inc. is not responsible for any payment problems arising from the operation of the e-commerce service.

    • Payment security

      LCM Sites are protected by security systems. LC Media Inc. has also reinforced scrambling and encryption of sensitive payment-related information to protect such information as effectively as possible.

  10. Proprietary rights, copyrights and trademarks
    • Intellectual property rights

      LC Media Inc. respects the intellectual property rights of others. You may not upload or post on the LCM Sites any content protected by copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights (the "Intellectual Property Rights") unless (i) you are the owner of the Intellectual Property Rights; or (ii) you have the prior written consent of the owner(s) of the Intellectual Property Rights to make such use of the applicable content. LC Media Inc. may, without prior notice to you, remove from any content that LC Media Inc. in its sole judgment believes may infringe the Intellectual Property Rights of a third party. If you are a repeat infringer of a third party’s Intellectual Property Rights, LC Media Inc. may immediately terminate your access to the LCM Sites without prior notice to you.

      If you are a copyright owner and you believe that any content posted on the LCM Sites infringes your rights, you may submit a written notification to us at our mailing address.

    • Copyright

      Unless otherwise specified, all materials appearing on this site, including site design, text, graphics, logos, images, icons interfaces, and the selection, assembly and arrangements thereof are the sole property of LC Media Inc. Any other use of materials on this site, including but not limited to, reproduction for purposes other than those noted above, modification, transmission, display, distribution or republication, without prior written permission of LC Media Inc., is strictly prohibited.

    • Trademarks

      LC Media Inc. and all other trademarks and service marks owned by LC Media Inc. and appearing on this site are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of LC Media Inc. All custom graphics, icons, logos and other items that appear on this site, other than the vehicles and their make and model names, are trademarks, service marks or trade dress of LC Media Inc. All vehicles make and model names are trademarks of their respective manufacturers. The use of any LC Media Inc. trademark or service mark without express written consent from LC Media Inc. is strictly prohibited.

  11. Applicable law

    This contract respecting terms of service is governed by the laws in force in the Province of Quebec. You hereby agree that any legal action arising from or related to the use of LCM Sites and services will be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of the district of Montreal in the province of Quebec.

  12. Indemnity

    You hereby agree to indemnify and save harmless LC Media in the event of any legal proceeding against it arising from a violation of these conditions of service by you or by any user of your access to LCM Sites.

  13. Force majeure

    LC Media Inc. is not responsible for failure to perform, in whole or in part, any of its obligations to you, nor for any damages or losses you may incur, if the failure to perform, damages or losses occur as a result of a fortuitous event or circumstances beyond its control.

  14. Confidentiality

    By agreeing to these Terms of Use, you acknowledge that you have read the terms of the Privacy Policy and consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with these terms.

  15. Autres termes légaux

    The Terms of Use and any posted rules or instructions regarding a particular, activity, contest, or sweepstakes, constitutes the entire agreement between you and LC Media Inc. regarding your rights and obligations in your use of the LCM Sites. If there is any discrepancy between the Terms of Use and any other rules or instructions posted on the LCM Sites, each clause will be interpreted in light of the principles of interpretation of contracts of the Civil Code of Quebec. If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please send an email to service@lcmedia.ca.

    These Terms of Use shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Quebec, without reference to its conflict of laws provisions, and the laws of Canada applicable therein. You agree that these Terms of Use are not intended to confer and do not confer any rights or remedies upon any person other than the parties to this Agreement. You also understand and agree that the LC Media Inc. Terms of Use and the LC Media Inc. Privacy Policy, including LC Media Inc.’s enforcement of those policies, are not intended to confer, and do not confer, any rights or remedies upon any person. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.