Here is the regular “fine print” for purchasing our books and services, and visiting our website.
OPAL ideas endeavours to maintain the highest standards in information dissemination regarding titles or books that have been read and are available, and provides the option to place Reviews and Comments from readers about the books. We also partner with Rutherford Press (https://rutherfordpress.ca) to offer low-cost publishing and other services. We encourage you to tell us where you feel improvements can be made.
Where titles/books are offered through this website, they are primarily supplied as printed by “Print On Demand” (POD) services such as IngramSparkTM or AmazonTM. If there is any defect in printing in books you order from us, we ask that you email OPAL ideas with a clear description of the issue. We use industry-standard printers either in Canada or the USA. If you have any quality issues with the book manufacture, please send us a detailed note using the Contact Form below.
Electronic versions of our publications are provided directly by IngramSpark or Amazon and they should be contacted regarding product quality issues.
RESPECT is the operative word here. Users of this website are expected to be thoughtful in their submissions and to provide objective, evidence-based commentary. This website is offered for information purposes, and to facilitate Reviews for the benefit of readers. Reviews and Comments will be moderated. We reserve the right to amend or restrict reviews and comments that may offend our audience. The following “fine print” governs the use of our site:
TERMS OF WEBSITE USE
- ABOUT US
OPAL ideas is wholly owned by George Opacic, Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada, and may be reached via the Comments form below.
- ACCESSING OUR SITE
2.1 Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
2.2 We may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site.
2.4 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
- PROHIBITED USES
3.1 You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
3.1.1 in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
3.1.2 in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
3.1.3 for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
3.1.4 to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or reuse any material which does not comply with our content standards below;
3.1.5 to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
3.1.6 to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains any version of malware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
3.2 You also agree not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
3.2.1 any part of our site;
3.2.2 any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
3.2.3 any software used in the provision of our site; or
3.2.4 any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
4.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it, with the exception of fair dealing/fair use extracts that may be used in Reviews, Comments, or promotion; such extracts are Copyright and the property of the referenced authors/copyright holders. All works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
4.2 You may print one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your not-for-profit organization or group to material posted on our site.
4.3 You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
4.4 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
4.5 You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors, or the owners of referenced copyright works.
- RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED
Reviews, commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
- OUR SITE CHANGES REGULARLY
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
- OUR LIABILITY
7.1 The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to is accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, our members and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
7.1.1 all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;
7.1.2 any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
220.127.116.11 loss of income or revenue;
18.104.22.168 loss of business;
22.214.171.124 loss of profits or contracts;
126.96.36.199 loss of anticipated savings;
188.8.131.52 loss of data;
184.108.40.206 loss of goodwill;
220.127.116.11 wasted management or office time; and
18.104.22.168 for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
- INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO OUR SITE
- TRANSACTIONS CONCLUDED THROUGH OUR SITE
Contracts for the supply of goods, services or information formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed by our terms and conditions.
- UPLOADING MATERIAL TO OUR SITE
10.1 Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the following content standards. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
10.1.1 Contributions must:
10.1.1.1 be accurate (where they state facts);
10.1.1.2 be genuinely held (where they state opinions);
10.1.1.3 not be copied or re-posted from another website; and
10.1.1.4 comply with applicable law in Canada and in any country from which they are posted.
10.1.2 Contributions must not:
10.1.2.1 contain any material which is defamatory of any person, group or defined section of society;
10.1.2.2 contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
10.1.2.3 promote sexually explicit material;
10.1.2.4 promote violence or behaviour which can be defined as bullying;
10.1.2.5 promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
10.1.2.6 infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
10.1.2.7 be likely to deceive any person;
10.1.2.8 be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
10.1.2.9 promote any illegal activity;
10.1.2.10 be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
10.1.2.11 be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
10.1.2.12 be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
10.1.2.13 give the impression that they originate from us, if this is not the case; and
10.1.2.14 advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
10.2 Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
10.3 We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.
10.4 We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in these terms.
- INTERACTIVE SERVICES
11.1 We may from time to time provide interactive services on our sites, including, without limitation:
11.1.1 chat rooms;
11.1.2 copyright or territoriality infringement database and communication services
11.2 We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
11.3 Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
- LINKING TO OUR SITE
12.1 You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
12.2 You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
12.3 Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in these terms.
12.4 If you wish to make any use of material on out site other than that set out above, please address your request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.
- LINKS FROM OUR SITE
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
- JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW