Official Supplier Rules and Code of Conduct
Being an Official Supplier of Camping In Ontario/Ontario Private Campground Association (hereinafter referred to as “CIO/OPCA”
) is a privilege that is extended on a periodic basis to individual suppliers and is subject to yearly renewal, non-renewal, revocation, termination or suspension by the Board of Directors of CIO/OPCA elected from time to time by the Campground Members of CIO/OPCA (hereinafter referred to as the “Board”
- As a condition of acceptance or renewal of an Official Supplier, an Official Supplier must expressly agree to abide by the CIO/OPCA Official Supplier Rules and Code of Conduct, as modified from time to time by the Board, including the Waiver (the “Code of Conduct”) and expressly acknowledge that Official Supplier status may be revoked, terminated, suspended or not renewed by the Board upon the failure of the Official Supplier to do so.
- After any change in the Code of Conduct, each Official Supplier must either accept the Code of Conduct or withdraw from CIO/OPCA. Official Suppliers will be notified of any changes to the Code of Conduct via email and given sufficient time to review and respond.
- The purpose of the Official Supplier program is to provide Campground Members with exposure to product and service opportunities for their campground businesses. The prospective opportunities are not offered by CIO/OPCA although such opportunities may be endorsed by CIO/OPCA. CIO/OPCA does not accept responsibility for the success or failure of the Official Suppliers’ sale of products and services and participation in the Official Supplier program.
- Becoming an Official Supplier does not create any rights for an Official Supplier to participate in any particular presentation, trade show, sponsorship or other educational meeting. CIO/OPCA has no responsibility to accept an application by any Official Supplier for such opportunities.
- Official Suppliers are responsible for making individual and independent business decisions, both as to suitability of a CIO/OPCA opportunity and as to interactions with Campground Members. Each Official Supplier agrees that CIO/OPCA shall have no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or merits of the information presented or the success or failure of any interaction between an Official Supplier and Campground Member.
- The Board can suspend, revoke or terminate any Official Supplier who, in the sole judgment of the Board:
- a. Fails to disclose a material fact or makes a material misrepresentation in an application for Official Supplier, including, without limitation, regarding any relationship which:
- i. Has or gives the appearance of having a material conflict of interest with CIO/OPCA.
- b. Improperly solicits business from Campground Members, or makes a material misrepresentation or omits a material fact in introducing a Campground Member to a product or service.
- c. Behaves in a manner that materially disrupts CIO/OPCA activities or events or, in connection with any CIO/OPCA-related activities, displays less than professional behaviour toward other Official Suppliers or CIO/OPCA employees, staff or Campground Members.
- d. Engages in conduct that reflects poorly on CIO/OPCA, or which is deemed by the Board to be against the best interests of CIO/OPCA.
- e. Fails to abide by any laws, regulations and best practices applicable to the Official Supplier.
In consideration of CIO/OPCA permitting the undersigned Official Supplier to participate in the Official Supplier program, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is acknowledged by the Official Supplier, the Official Supplier does hereby agree to waive any and all actions, causes of actions, claims, debts, demands, and damages whatsoever (“Claims”), howsoever arising, that the Official Supplier has or may have in the future related to any CIO/OPCA educational activity, information sharing or business interaction, or otherwise in any way related to its participation in the CIO/OPCA Official Supplier program, against any one or more of CIO/OPCA, or its Board, officers, employees, staff, any Campground Member or any former Campground Member (the “Releasees”). The Official Supplier also agrees not to make any claim or take any proceeding in connection with any of the Claims released by virtue of this Waiver against any other person, persons, firm or corporation which might claim contribution or indemnity from one or more of the Releasees by virtue of such claim or proceeding. If the Official Supplier is sued as a result of participation in the Official Supplier program, this Waiver precludes the Official Supplier from seeking contribution and indemnity from any Releasee pursuant to any statute or at common law.
The Official Supplier hereby acknowledges and voluntarily agrees to abide by the terms of the Code of Conduct. The Official Supplier also acknowledges and agrees that Official Supplier status may be revoked, terminated, suspended or not renewed by the Board upon the failure of the Official supplier to do so.
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