In the following Terms of Use, GIRO Inc./Le Groupe en Informatique et Recherche Opérationnelle (“GIRO”) outlines the terms and conditions under which you may access and use the GIRO website (“the website”) and all written and other materials displayed or made available through the website (the "Content"). By accessing and using the website, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by the terms and conditions herein. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you must not access or use the website.

  • Ownership:
    The Content displayed on the website is protected by copyright, trademark, and other applicable intellectual property and proprietary right laws, and is owned, controlled, and/or licensed by GIRO and/or the party accredited as the provider of the Content under Canadian, U.S., and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. Except as granted in the limited license herein, any use of the Content, including modification, transmission, presentation, distribution, republication, or other exploitation of the website or of its Content, whether in whole or in part, is prohibited without the express prior written consent of GIRO. All other brands and names are property of their respective owners.

  • Limited License:
    Notwithstanding the foregoing, you are hereby granted a limited, non-transferable and non-exclusive license to access, view and use the website, as well as the right to download, store and print single copies of items comprising the Content for your personal, non-commercial use provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such Content. This authorization does not cover the design or layout of the website and any use or reproduction thereof is expressly prohibited.

    The areas of the website which you access by using a password contain proprietary and confidential information of GIRO (“GIRO Confidential Information”). For clients of GIRO, such access is subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement with GIRO. For others, you agree to keep this information confidential and to use the information solely for the purpose of maintaining and supporting your GIRO products. You also agree to be careful with this GIRO Confidential Information and to disclose it within your company only to employees with a “need to know” who are instructed and agree not to disclose the information and not to use the information for any purpose not permitted herein.

  • Governing law and jurisdiction:
    These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the Province of Québec, Canada, without regard to conflict of law provisions, and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the Province of Québec, Canada. The parties expressly agree that neither the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, nor the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act shall apply to these terms and conditions of use. No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and GIRO.

    GIRO may revise these Terms of Use at any time. Revisions will be posted on this page and users are responsible for reviewing the page from time to time to ensure compliance.


The website and the Content are provided “AS IS”. While GIRO endeavors to provide information that is correct, accurate, and timely, GIRO assumes no responsibility for, and makes no representations that (1) the Content contained in or made available through the website will be of merchantable quality and fit for a particular purpose, (2) the website or Content will be accurate, complete, current, reliable, or timely, (3) that the operation of the website will be uninterrupted or error-free, (4) that defects or errors in the website or the Content, be it human or computer errors, will be corrected, (5) that the website will be free from viruses or harmful components, and (6) that communications to or from the website will be secure and/or not intercepted.

The website may contain links to other sites maintained by other companies, individuals or agencies which are provided as a convenience to visitors of the website. Unless otherwise indicated, no endorsement of any third party or its products or services is expressed or implied by any information, material, or content referred to or included on or linked from or to the website. These linked sites are not under the control of GIRO and GIRO is not responsible for the accuracy of information on such sites. GIRO does not monitor or review the content of such third party sites and therefore advises you that your access by link to third party sites is at your own risk.

Privacy statement

At GIRO, your privacy is important to us. The following outlines the measures we have in place to protect your personal information and describes: (1) The types of personal information we collect, (2) How we use and protect the information collected, and (3) Who we disclose the information to.

  • The types of personal information we collect:
    In general, we collect personal information from you when you voluntarily provide it by (1) contacting us to obtain information relating to our products or services and (2) signing up for Users Group Conferences.

    In connection with these activities, we may collect personal information, including, but not limited to: your name, business address, email address, telephone number, fax number, user name and/or password associated with the use of the website, occupation, company name, name of position within company, the type of product or service you are seeking, and other information necessary to conduct business with you or which we may ask you to provide.

    When you browse the website we may also collect/obtain certain non-personal information from you including, but not limited to: your browser, operating system, Internet service provider, IP address, pages visited, and the domain name from which you accessed the website. Like many other commercial sites, the website may use standard technologies, such as “cookies” to collect information about how you use the website. We may associate that information with your personal information in order to provide you with better service.

  • How we use and protect the information collected:
    GIRO may use this information for general purposes including: (1) to fulfill your requests about our products and services, (2) to conduct business with you, and (3) to keep you up-to-date on the latest product and services announcements and information. Our e-mail communications include an unsubscribe link allowing you to opt-out of receiving further communications of that type. In addition we may use the information collected in relation to your use of the website to: (1) conduct internal reviews and (2) to help us improve the design and layout of the website.

  • Who we disclose the information to:
    Unless required to do so by law, GIRO will not disclose, sell, or lease your personal information. We take all reasonable steps in accordance with good industry practices to protect the information we collect from unauthorized access or disclosure.

    By using the website and/or by disclosing information to us in furtherance of our business relationships with you, you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Statement. If we decide to change our privacy practices, we will post those changes in a revised Privacy Statement on the website.

    The website may contain links that take you to other sites. This Privacy Statement does not extend to the data collection practices of third parties and GIRO does not assume any responsibility for the privacy practices, policies or actions of third parties.
    Even though GIRO has implemented methods designed to ensure the protection of your personal information that are considered to be effective, we cannot guarantee that such information will not be lost, used unlawfully or modified in a fraudulent manner since no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely confidential. Consequently, GIRO bears no liability for the use that may be made of the information by you or any third party.


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