Lainey Legal

(Updated: May 24, 2018)

Welcome to LaineyGossip.com, a website which is operated by Lainey Gossip Entertainment Inc. ("LGE"). LGE makes LaineyGossip.com available subject to the following Terms and Conditions. By entering this website you recognize and accept that any conclusions, decisions, actions, omissions, assumptions, and the like, made or taken by you from the website are your responsibility. Please note that LaineyGossip is a celebrity gossip site offering rumours and conjecture in addition to reported facts from the world of entertainment. What you read on this site may or may not be true and Lainey Gossip does not guarantee or make any warranty as to the validity of any claims. The views and opinions expressed by LaineyGossip writers do not necessarily reflect those of Lainey Gossip Entertainment Inc., including those expressed on Social Media, Podcasts, written articles, video, and any other mediums featured on LaineyGossip. In addition, advice and recommendations offered on LaineyGossip columns and podcasts are purely for the purpose of entertainment and should be regarded accordingly.

Terms and Conditions

  1. By visiting LaineyGossip.com, you accept, without limitation or qualification, all of the terms and conditions as stated in this agreement. This website is accessible worldwide to anyone with Internet access. Use of LaineyGossip.com is subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement and all applicable laws and regulations, including laws and regulations governing copyright and trademark. LGE reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. The changes will appear on this screen, please review this agreement from time to time so you will be apprised of any changes. Continued use of LaineyGossip.com means you agree to the amendments.
  2. You may be able to link to third parties' websites ("Linked Sites") from LaineyGossip.com. Linked Sites are not reviewed, controlled or examined by LGE in any way and LGE is not responsible for the content, availability, advertising, products or other materials of any such Linked Sites, or any additional links contained therein, including any potential files, malware, cookies, beacons, or other data that is exchanged by the user and Linked Sites, intentionally or otherwise.
  3. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or any third party found on or through LaineyGossip.com, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser or third party (as applicable). You agree that LGE shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or others on the website.
  4. Your use of this website is at your own risk. Neither LGE nor any of its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, agents, representatives or licensors shall be liable to you or to anyone else for any loss or injury or any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or similar damages, including but not limited to potential malware, cookies, beacons, or data exchanged through site use, arising out of your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, the website and the information available on LaineyGossip.com or arising out of any action taken in response to or as a result of any information on LaineyGossip.com whether based on contract, tort or other theory of the law and whether LGE or any of its lawful agents or employees have been advised of the possibility of such claim. You hereby waive any and all claims against LGE and its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, agents, representatives and licensors arising out of your use of the website and the information available thereon.
  5. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that the maximum aggregate liability of LGE and its subsidiaries, divisions, affiliates, agents, representatives and licensors for any claim, action or demand arising out of or in connection with this user agreement or LaineyGossip.com will be limited to Cdn$10.00 in the aggregate.
  6. You agree that you will at all times indemnify LGE from and against any and all reasonable costs, expenses, losses, liabilities and damages (including, without limitation, court costs and lawyers' fees) arising out of this agreement.
  7. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof and cancels and supersedes any prior understandings and agreements between the parties hereto with respect thereto. There are no representations, warranties, covenants, terms, conditions, undertakings or collateral agreements, express, implied or statutory, between the parties other than as expressly set forth in this agreement.
  8. You agree that your use of the LaineyGossip.com is governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario, Canada without giving effect to any principles of conflict of law. You agree that any claim brought against LGE will be brought exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction in Ontario and both parties agree to attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Ontario. If you choose to access the website from any location other than Ontario, Canada, you do so on your own initiative and are solely responsible for complying with any applicable local laws in your jurisdiction. If any part of this agreement is invalid or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever under applicable law, the invalid or unenforceable provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Privacy Policy

  1. When you visit LaineyGossip.com please rest assured that any personal information you provide to LGE is not disclosed or shared with others, except as permitted by this Privacy Policy. Access to your personal information is restricted to those employees and agents of LGE who require access for the purpose of responding to your inquiries or requests or providing information that you have indicated is of interest. We do not knowingly collect or use personal information from minors. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information in order to comply with court orders, subpoenas, or in the good faith belief that we are required to do so by law, including but not limited to disclosure to law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose you or us to legal liability.
  2. Any data you provide us will be stored securely on our own systems and only for the intended purposes of use.
  3. We may request and/or collect information from you on a voluntary basis when you participate in or register for contests or promotions, or send us questions or comments via e-mail. The requested information may include personal information such as your name, e-mail address, telephone number and home address. For activities such as contests and promotions, we request your personal information in order to administer your entry and the contest, award prizes, and may disclose your name in order to announce contest winners. We may request your age or birthdate in order to verify your identity and eligibility to participate. We do not use the personal information you provide to us when you participate in such contests or promotions, except as set out in this Privacy Policy and in the contest or promotion rules, or if you choose to opt-in to provide your information to a participating sponsor as set out in the ballot. We do not sell, rent, or otherwise disclose the personal information we have collected from you to third parties for promotional purposes.
  4. When you send e-mail to us, we only use personal information (such as name, mailing address and e-mail address or other personal information you voluntarily provide) contained in your e-mail to respond to your specific inquiry or comments in the e-mail. Although we may retain your e-mail for a period of time, we will not use any personal information contained in your e-mail for any purpose other than responding to your specific inquiry or comments, in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  5. We only retain the personal information you have provided for as long as reasonably necessary to conduct the contest or promotion for which you have registered to participate, to provide the services you have requested, respond to your inquiry, or to resolve disputes, enforce our user agreement, and as may be required due to technical and legal requirements and constraints related to the security, integrity and operation of our Web site.
  6. Visits to our website are tracked by standard logging programs including those used to target advertising, but the information we obtain does not identify visitors and/or may be in non-personally identifiable, aggregated form. Please see our Cookie Policy for more information.
  7. Please note that this website contains links to other sites. LGE is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those websites.
  8. Please note that 'welcome', confirmation of registration and/or service e-mail communications if any are to notify users of services they have requested or registered for, or to notify users of web site issues. They are not promotional in nature and, therefore, an opt-out from these messages is not provided.
  9. We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time without notice. Please check this page for the latest version. By continuing to use your site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as amended from time to time.

Cookie Policy

  1. Like most websites we use cookies to analyse web traffic, to personalise content and ads, and to enhance social media features. A website cookie is a small piece of data, usually stored in the form of a text file, sent from a website and stored on a user's computer by the user's web browser while they are browsing. They are pieces of non-personally identifiable information that can be grouped into 4 categories:
  2. a) Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
  3. b) Analytical/Performance Cookies: These allow us to record and analyze the number of visitors viewing the site, the articles they're reading most, and other details that give us insights into how our site is being used. We use Google Analytics and Piano to track our visitors, understand which pages are being read, where readers are linking from, where they are, how long they are spending on certain pages, and other information that helps us understand how our readers use our site. We do not use additional parameters within the application to attribute users browser profiles with other elements of their usage, device or location data, or other identity markers. In addition, we randomize IPs within Analytics to further prevent attribution. We retain this data by default for 26 months, at which time this randomized user data is purged and only aggregate data such as number of visits is retained.
  4. c) Functionality Cookies: These are required for the operation of the website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log on and change your preferences including newsletter access and Freebie 5 selections. They may also be set by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages, such as Instagram or YouTube embeds that retain the preferences you've set on how to view them.
  5. d). Targeting Cookies: These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners to record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and to show you relevant advertisements on our site as well as other sites you may visit. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising and will impact the ad rates that sites like ours receive from advertisers because the ads you will see are less likely to be of interest.
  6. We use a combination of all of these types of cookies when you visit our website. In addition, we use Web beacons, provided by third-party advertising companies, to help manage and optimize our online advertising. Web beacons enable us to recognize a browser's cookie when a browser visits this site, to learn which banner ads bring users to our Web site and to deliver more relevant advertising. In the EU, we offer readers the ability to opt out of targeting and other cookies via the "Cookie Consent" banner available upon entering the site, and via a link in the site footer. Settings set via the Cookie Consent window will take effect on all subsequent pageviews after interacting with the banner and/or policy settings. Consent will be reset and asked for upon each subsequent visit to the site. For those in the EU as well as those reading in countries outside of the EU, global cookie consent settings can be set to manage which advertising cookies you would like to allow when visiting our site and any sites you visit with the same browser. You are able to change those settings or "opt-out" from targeting by follwing the links in your appropriate region:

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  7. This website also uses services provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"), OpenX Technologies, District M Inc, Taboola Inc, AppNexus, Amazon, as well as their authorized resellers. In addition to exchange of cookie-based information about browsing habits, interests, and other non-personally identifiable information that helps these companies target relevant advertisements to users of LaineyGossip.com, we allow Google to show personalized ads to users who are signed-in to their Google accounts based on their interests, demographics, and Google user account information, if the user's Google account is configured to make such information available. To opt out of this feature on our site and others you visit or to verify your settings, please visit myactivity.google.com. For further information concerning Google's privacy practices, including the ability to opt-out from any data collection, reporting and/or targeting activities associated with its services, please click here.
  8. If you have any questions about our Privacy and Cookie policies or our use of your data, or would like assistance with any of the privacy tools described, please email [email protected].

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  4. Except as expressly set forth in this agreement, in any further agreement entered into between you and LGE or where your use constitutes "fair dealing" under the Canadian Copyright Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-42, you may not modify, copy, publish, display, transmit, adapt or in any way exploit any content for any purpose.
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