- Hamshack.ca is NOT an information publisher; the website provides a platform for information distribution only, and therefore the website owner assumes no responsibility or liability for the information content posted on the website.
- As such, all users of hamshack.ca expressly agree that use of the website is at your own risk. Further, the hamshack.ca website is provided to users “as is” and the website owner makes no warranty that the website: will be available for continuous use; or is secure and that website content is accurate or error free.
- All buy and sell transactions exclude the owner of the website and are executed solely between the users of the website which includes both sellers and purchasers, who participate in the buying and selling of ham radio related items. It is highly recommended that buyers and sellers exercise caution and due diligence when buying and selling all items on hamshack.ca.
- User Account Verification, Canadian amateur radio operators applying for an account on hamshack.ca are subject to a verification process. During this process, user-provided information, including users’ callsign and associated details, are cross-referenced with the Spectrum Management and QRZ.com Callsign databases to validate the provided data. While reasonable efforts are made to verify user information, it is important to note that this verification process, including phone calls to users, may not completely eliminate the possibility of misrepresentation by individuals requesting an account.
Therefore, hamshack.ca and its owner do not assume liability or responsibility for any user who may fraudulently claim to be an amateur radio operator, provide inaccurate information during the registration process, and subsequently engage in fraudulent activities on hamshack.ca, such as posting items for sale, accepting payments, and failing to deliver the promised items, which may result in financial losses or harm to other users or third parties.
Further Limitation of liability: In no event shall the website owner, or representative/s be held liable for anything arising out of or in any way connected with your use of the Website.
- Listing Content: hamshack.ca buy and sell listings are not regulated and users have ‘artistic license’ when creating a listing. However, the website owner and or representatives reserve the right to delete any listing that contains profanity, racial slurs, or other inappropriate content as determined by the website owner or their representatives. As such, users agree to indemnify and hold harmless the website owner from any and all claims, damages, and expenses arising out of or in any way connected with the removal of a listing on the hamshack.ca website deemed inappropriate by the website owner.
- Users listing buy and sell items on the website must hold a valid Canadian Amateur Radio Operators’ Licence and enter their Canadian Amateur Radio Callsign in the [Callsign Field] when creating a new item listing. Note that exceptions may be made for commercial vendors who may periodically list items for sale on the website.
- Hamshack.ca is primarily for non-commercial use. However businesses who sell amateur radio, and electronics and communications items are welcome to post items on the site. Please contact VE7DXE using the Contact Form, if you’re a commercial seller interested in selling items on the site. Commercials sellers may also be interested in advertising opportunities on hamshack.ca.
- Posting Information on the Hamshack Connect Forum
- Account Requirement for Posting: Users must be logged into their hamshack.ca account to post Seller Ratings and Scam Reports, to ensure accountability and traceability of the content shared within the Hamshack Connect Forum.
- User Responsibility: Users are responsible for the content of their Seller Ratings and Scam Reports. All contributions must be based on factual, personal experience and expressed in a manner that can be substantiated. Users must avoid making unfounded claims and respect the reputation and privacy of others.
- Privacy and Personal Information: Users must not post personal information about sellers or any other individuals, except for information that is already publicly available through hamshack.ca, the Government of Canada Callsign database, or other online Forums. Posting additional personal information may constitute a violation of the Privacy Act and/or applicable jurisdictional information and privacy laws.
- Opinions Expressed: The Seller Ratings, Scam Reports and any other information posted on the Hamshack Connect Forum are solely those of the individual users and do not reflect the views of website owner, or representatives. The accuracy of these opinions and comments is not verified by the website owner, or representative/s, who assume no responsibility for this information posted.
- No Endorsement: the website owner and/or representatives does not endorse any content posted by users and the presence of such content on the website does not imply support or confirmation of the opinions expressed therein.
- Hate Speech: Any content that promotes hatred, discrimination, or violence against individuals or groups based on factors such as race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
- Harassment: Personal attacks, threats, or bullying directed at other users. This includes offensive comments, name-calling, or stalking behavior.
- Spam: Unsolicited or irrelevant content, such as repetitive advertisements, promotional materials, or off-topic posts that do not contribute to the discussion.
- Illegal Activities: Content that promotes or discusses illegal activities, such as hacking, copyright infringement, or the sale of illegal goods.
- Adult Content: Any sexually explicit, pornographic, or explicit content that is not suitable for all audiences.
- False Information: Spreading false or misleading information that could harm individuals, or the reputation of the Hamshack Connect Forum.
- Trolling: Deliberately provoking or inciting others by posting inflammatory, off-topic, or disruptive comments.
- Offensive Language: Using offensive or vulgar language that is not in line with the Hamshack Connect Forum standards of respect and decorum.
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