Terms of Service

EFFECTIVE DATE: DECEMBER 9, 2019

Please read these Terms of Service (“Terms”, “Terms of Service”) carefully before using the https://theoc.co website (the “Service”) operated by Octagon Media Group Ltd., and operating as “The OC” (“us”, “we”, or “our”). Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service (the “Member”). By accessing or using the Service, you agree to be bound by these terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms then you may not access the Service.


[1] DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICE. The OC provides each Member with various publishing and community services (the “Services”). Unless stated otherwise, any new features that enhance or otherwise change the current Services shall be subject to this Agreement. 

[2] CONTENT OWNERSHIP. Unless stated otherwise on the The OC website, a Member will retain copyright ownership and all related rights for information he or she authors and publishes through The OC or otherwise enters into the The OC Services. In exchange for the publishing services offered by The OC, the Member agrees to grant a perpetual, worldwide, non-terminable licence to The OC. No Member is allowed to use The OC name, or any of its affiliates, in commercial activity without prior written consent of Octagon Media Group Ltd.

[3] CONTENT RESPONSIBILITY. A Member acknowledges and agrees that Octagon Media Group Ltd. neither endorses the contents of any Member communications nor assumes responsibility for any threatening, libelous, obscene, harassing or offensive material contained therein, any infringement of third party intellectual property rights arising therefrom, or any crime facilitated thereby.

[4] MEMBER RESPONSIBILITY. A Member understands that all information, data, links, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. Therefore, The OC does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

[5] MEMBER CONDUCT. A Member agrees not to use the Services for any (i) unlawful, harmful, abusive or invasive purpose or in such manner; (ii) for any use that may harm minors or children in any way; (iii) to impersonate unlawfully or breach any infringement of confidentiality or fiduciary relationships; (iv) to provide any digital harm such as virus or malware dissemination; (v) to collect or store personal information about others; or (vi) interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services.

[6] MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY. Once you become a Member, you shall receive a password and an account. You are entirely responsible if you do not maintain the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You may change your password at any time (to do so, go to the user profile menu option); you may also set up a new account and close an old one at your convenience. Member agrees to immediately notify The OC of any unauthorized use of Member’s account or any other breach of security known to Member.

[7] NO RESALE OF SERVICE. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit any portion of the Services, use of the Services, or access to the Services.

[8] ADVERTISEMENTS AND PROMOTIONS. The OC reserves the right to run advertisements and promotions on The OC pages. By using The OC pages, you agree that The OC has the right to run such advertisements, and will not attempt to block or otherwise interfere with advertisements displayed on any page by any means. Doing so is grounds for immediate termination of the Services.

[9] THIRD PARTY LINKS. Our Service may contain links to third-party web sites or services that are not owned or controlled by The OC. The OC has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party website or services. You further acknowledge and agree that the OC shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance of any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such website or services. We strongly advise that you read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party web sites or services that you visit.

[10] INDEMNITY. You agree to indemnify and hold Octagon Media Group Ltd., and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your Content or links, your use of the Services, your violation of the this Agreement, or your violation of any rights of another.

[11]. TERMINATION. If The OC believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement, you agree that The OC in its sole discretion, may terminate your password and use of the Services, and remove and discard any Content or link within the Services. You agree that any termination of your access to the Services under any provision of this Agreement may be effected without prior notice and agree that The OC shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Services.

[12] NOTICE. All notices to a party shall be in writing and shall be made either via email or conventional mail. The OC may distribute notices or messages through the Services to inform Member of changes to this Agreement, the Services, or other matters of importance; such distribution shall constitute notices to Member.

[13] GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario, CANADA. You and The OC agree to submit to the exclusive personal and subject matter jurisdiction and venue of the courts located within Ontario.

[14] SEVERABILITY AND ENTIRE AGREEMENT. Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding our Service, and supersede and replace any prior Agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.

[15] CHANGES. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. If a revision is material we will try to provide at least 30 days notice prior to any new terms taking effect. In addition, what constitutes a material change will be determined at our sole discretion. By continuing to access or use the Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms. If you do not agree with the revised Terms, please stop using the Service.

[16] CONTACT. If you have any questions about this Terms, or if you would like to report any violations of this Agreement to the administrators of The OC, please contact us by email at admin@octagongroup.co.