80-20 Connect User Terms & Conditions

Effective Date January 01, 2018


8020 Connect Inc. (8020) is a proprietary platform which allows corporations to increase Shareholder confidence and social value through transparency, education and interactive communication. Corporations can use 8020 to seek to ultimately build market value, favorable perception, and confidence from a community of members that may include investors and financial professionals.

BINDING AGREEMENT: You may be able to view some of the content on the site, but you will be required to become a member should you wish to use 8020 services. By becoming a registered member of 8020 and/or utilizing the website, mobile applications, portals, platforms, services or other future content or programs, you are agreeing to enter into a binding agreement with 8020 based on the term and conditions of this 8020 Connect User Terms and Conditions.

USER/MEMBER RESPONSIBILITY: You are responsible for keeping your 8020-profile information accurate and updated and your content posted on blogs, forums, chat rooms must be void of unsponsored advertising, vulgar language, defamation of character, insults, racist remarks, sexual remarks, investment recommendations, securities offerings including bids, asks, indicate or any remark that would be considered offensive, unethical, or which violates Canada’s or USA’s investment regulatory policies.

NO SECURITIES OFFERINGS: 8020 is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Offers, sales, and purchases of securities using 8020, including using 8020’s communications functionality, are prohibited. This prohibition extends to, but is not limited to, indications of interest, indications that a certain security, price, or amount of securities are available or sought, and the like.

REMOVAL OF POSTED CONTENT AND REMOVAL OF YOUR USER PROFILE: 8020 holds the right to remove content and/or remove and ban your user profile from the 8020 Community for violation of USER/MEMBER RESPONSIBILITY.

                In order to comply with the Anti-Spam legislation in Canada, USA, and other International Countries you agree to only send                 out associate/connect requests or “Send Invites” to people whom you have prior consent or a personal relationship with.

AMENDMENTS: You agree to comply with all the terms, conditions and policies of this contract and you agree that this agreement, its terms and conditions, and 8020’s policies communicated in this agreement or elsewhere may be amended from time to time without notice. However, 8020 will ordinarily try to inform all registered users of material changes to this agreement.

CONTENT OWNERSHIP: You own all information submitted, posted, and/or shared on 8020 website, applications, portals, platforms, services or other future programs, and have the right to change or delete information if it complies with the terms, conditions and policies of this agreement and/or the governing regulatory bodies. You grant 8020 an exclusive, irrevocable, unlimited, assignable, and royalty-free right to use, copy, distribute, publish, remove, retain, process, analyze and commercialize any information you provide, directly or indirectly to 8020 or any of its subsidiary technologies without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to you or to any third parties. These third parties must meet the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

All messaging, content or information posted by you is owned by you and you have the ability to delete from public viewing all information under your control, but you grant 8020 the right (but 8020 is not formally required) to delete or remove your content at any time if it is deemed to be unethical, defamatory, vulgar, a forward-looking statement, insider information, investment recommendation, investment advice, or any statement that 8020 believes may create a liability for 8020, the user, the company or the related financial institutional member.

TRANSFERRING/SELLING/SHARING OF YOUR INFORMATION: Should you choose, and only if you choose, to be contacted by a professional financial institution or a company that is also an 8020 member, you allow 8020 to share, transfer and/or sell your contact information, name, number, email or other profile information to the professional financial institution or the company. By choosing to be contacted, you agree to be reached via email, phone or other means of communication by the professional institution or the 8020 company.

USE OF INFORMATION: 8020 plans to collect information from profiles, messages, polls, surveys, blogs, postings or other forms of communications to drive a variety of investment analytics. These analytics will be used to increase 8020 services, educational materials, member experiences and to create social investment trends. This information may also be used to help companies advertise to you through paid advertising services provide by 8020.

*Privacy Shield and the General Data Protection Regulation: If you do not wish to have your information used in this manner. Do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, and do not signup as an 8020 member. If you are currently a Member, please close your account and notify 8020 to remove data related to your profile, subject to the conforming of the REGULATORY OR LEGAL DISCLOSURES requirements of 8020.

REGULATORY OR LEGAL DISCLOSURES: As 8020 is working within the Canadian, USA and International Investment Regulatory industry and given this relationship, 8020 is obligated to meet the requirements and needs of the governing regulatory bodies. 8020 may be called upon and/or required to provide certain information on your communications. 8020 will also be required to store all information for a minimum of seven years based on current regulations.

8020onnect chooses to comply with National Instrument 31-103 Part 11.6, as a guideline for managing and storing communications between issuers and the public.

USERS/CUSTOMERS/FOLLOWERS/INVESTORS/ ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to use the 8020 site, you must meet the following criteria to act as a user, follower, customer, you warrant that you:

  1. Are the minimum age of 18, or higher age of the local applicable law should one exist for users on a site like 8020.
  2. Are not currently or in the past have restricted, removed or prohibited from 8020 Services;
  3. You are not a competitor looking to obtain information or customers from 8020 or the companies that are members and discussed on it, to compete against 8020 or those companies;
  4. Will only maintain one 8020 account at any given time;
  5. Will use your real name, pictures, and only provide accurate information in your 8020 profile;
  6. Have the mental and legal authority to enter into this Agreement; and
  7. Will protect the intellectual property rights, copyright or trademark rights, business ideas of the companies discussed on 8020 and 8020. itself.
YOUR ACCOUNT/MEMBERSHIP: You are responsible for the following:
  1. Protecting your password from others;
  2. Not sharing your account with others;
  3. Anything posted on 8020 through your account.
INDEMNIFICATION: You agree to indemnify 8020 and hold harmless for all damages, losses and costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) related to all third-party claims, charges, and investigations, caused by your failure to comply with this Agreement or Privacy Policy, any content you post on 8020, and any activity or investment in which you engage in/or through 8020.

Basic membership: Is a free service.

Premium Memberships: 8020 may from time to time offer premium services for those users interested in a premium services.

Additional Services or Applications: 8020 may offer additional paid-for services. You agree to pay the applicable fees for 8020’s Services or additional services or applications as they become due, plus all related or applicable taxes, foreign exchange fees, collection costs, late payment penalties and to reimburse 8020 for all collection costs and interest for any overdue amounts. Failure to pay for the services may result in the termination of your membership with 8020 and/or its services. Such termination will not relieve you of the requirement to make the payments due. NOTIFICATIONS OR MESSAGES: You agree that 8020 may communicate, advertise, solicit you through your 8020 account or any other means including email, mobile number, text, telephone, or delivery services (postal service) about your account or services associated with 8020.

You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for maintaining up-to-date contact information with 8020 and waive all liability arising from 8020’s inability to contact you about critical information.

User Communication (Peer-to-peer, messaging, groups, blogs, and personal pages):

8020 will offer various forms of communication structures where you will have the ability to post your comments on topics, 8020 will also offer sharing of information by allowing users to post updates, including links to news articles and other information or content, and product recommendations.

You agree and understand that any information or ideas posted may be seen and used by other users/members or, if made public, by visitors, and that 8020 will not guarantee that other users will or will not use the ideas and information that you have shared. 8020 HIGHLY RECOMMENDS YOU DO NOT SHARE CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.


If you engage in discussions about securities, such discussions may carry significant risk of liability to you. You should consult with your legal advisors before discussing securities. Before discussing securities, you should be familiar with, and have a process in place to address, the dangers of sharing or receiving material nonpublic information (which can pertain to insider trading), information about which the provider of information or you may owe a duty of confidentiality, engaging in a “pump and dump” scheme, “touting,” and other violative conduct. Such violative conduct would be a breach of this agreement by you. Offers to sell or buy securities, including resales to other investors, may require registration under province/state securities laws. Issuers and their personnel and agents must be familiar with, and have a process in place to address, public and private securities offering rules, province/state requirements on securities registration for offers and purchases or sales including for resales, and the potential for certain conduct to be considered regulated conduct or create material liabilities such as under laws and regulations applicable to broker-dealers, underwriters, investment advisers, and others. 8020 does not condone members engaging in violative conduct or acting in a manner that requires registration when such registration is not in place and shall bear no responsibility for such conduct.

SERVICES: 8020 will seek to provide continuous improvements, updates, and expand the services. 8020 may modify, replace, refuse access to, suspend or discontinue all or parts of 8020 services. 8020 may change and/or modify prices in our sole discretion. 8020 will make a “best efforts basis” to inform affected 8020 members of modifications or changes to prices or material modifications or changes to services. 8020 may impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the services without notice or liability.

THIRD-PARTY CONTENT: You may be exposed to other users/members’ or third-party content or information that might be inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. 8020 may seek to control and delete such information but cannot guarantee that it will be successful in doing so. You agree and acknowledge that 8020 is not responsible for other user/members’ or third-party content or information or for any damage of any kind related to said information. You are responsible for evaluating whether you want to use or access any third-party information.

DISCLAIMER: 8020 does not endorse, recommend or represent any products, service or investments, listed on or posted on the site. 8020 does not screen, audit, valuate or endorse product, services, tokens or the individual companies for any purpose. Should you decide to purchase any product service, advocate or invest, you do so at your own risk.

8020 provides the services/technologies/platform for 8020 users on an “as is” and “as available” basis. 8020 does not provide any express warranties or representations to the full extent permissible under the applicable law.

8020 does not have an obligation to monitor user activity and therefore disclaims all liability for identity theft or other misuse of your identity or information.

8020 does not guarantee that its services will function without interruption or errors during its service whether from external factors, internal maintenance, user issues, or any other reason. 8020 disclaims all liability for damages or loss of income due to the above interruptions, errors or issues.

LIMITED LIABILITY STATEMENT: Neither 8020 nor any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, employees, shareholders, or directors shall be cumulatively liable for (a) any damages in excess of three times the most recent monthly fee or listing fee that was paid, or (b) any special, incidental, indirect, punitive or consequential damages or loss of use, profit, revenue or data to you or any third person arising from your use of the 8020 services, other platform applications, any of the content, other materials on, accessed through or downloaded from 8020 or third party providers. This limitation of liability is part of the basis of the agreement between the parties and without it the terms and prices charged would be significantly different.

COPYRIGHT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TRADE SECRETS: 8020 reserves all of its copyright, intellectual property and trade secrets rights, and does not grant any right or license with respect to any such trademarks and logos.

TERMINATION: You may choose to end or terminate your membership with 8020 for any reason at any time with or without notice. 8020 also has the right to terminate your membership with or without reason whatsoever at any time with or without notice. Termination of membership will be immediate. Misuse of 8020 services or non-compliance of the 8020 policies, whether it be at the time of misuse or at some future time when 8020 is made aware of such misuse, will result in immediate termination and in some case a monetary penalty levied by 8020.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: This Agreement or any claim against this agreement, cause of action or dispute (“claim”) arising out of or related to this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Alberta regardless of your country of origin or where you accessed 8020

ENFORCEABILITY & INTENT: If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of the Province of Alberta to be illegal, void, or unenforceable, the unenforceable provision will be modified to render it enforceable and effective to the maximum extent possible in order to affect the intention of the provision and any modification to a provision shall not have any effect to the remaining provisions of this Agreement.

AMENDMENTS: 8020 reserves the right to modify, supplement, or replace any provisions or terms of the agreement. 8020 will make a “best effort basis” to inform all users of any changes to this agreement.

ASSIGNMENT: You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under this Agreement. 8020 shall be free to assign or delegate all rights and obligations under this Agreement, fully or partially without notice to you.

You agree that this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement, the complete and exclusive agreement between you and 8020 and its services. You may be subject to additional Terms and Conditions dependent on your membership type and service you require, such as the Corporate Member Service Agreement or the Financial Institutional Membership Agreement.