Please read these terms of service (“terms”, “terms of service”) carefully before using GLOBAL MERIT & ESSENCE AWARDS NETWORK hereafter referred to as GMEAN website (the “service”) operated by GMEAN (“us”, ‘we”, “our”).

Conditions of Use

We will provide information to you, which are subject to the conditions stated below in this document. Every time you visit this website, use it, you accept the following conditions. This is why we urge you to read them carefully.

Privacy Policy

Before you continue using our website, we advise you to read our privacy policy regarding our user data collection. It will help you better understand our practices.


Content published on this website (digital downloads, images, texts, graphics, logos etc) is the property of GMEAN and/or its content creators and protected by international copyright, proprietary rights, and other laws. The entire compilation of the content found on this website is the exclusive property of GMEAN with copyright authorship for this compilation by GMEAN.  You agree to observe and abide by all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Site strictly in accordance with these Terms. As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant to GMEAN that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

You agree to not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. GMEAN content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and, you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of GMEAN and the content owner (if other than GMEAN). You agree that you do not own nor acquire by use of the Site any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of GMEAN or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.

Electronic Communications

The entire communication with us is electronic. Every time you send us an email or visit our website, you are communicating with us. You hereby consent to receive communications from us. If you subscribe to any news/online magazine, etc on our website, you are going to receive regular emails from us. We will continue to communicate with you by posting news and notices on our website and by sending you emails. You also agree that all notices, disclosures, agreements and other communications we provide to you electronically meet the legal requirements that such communications be in writing.

Third Party Links

We may provide hyperlinks to third party sites (“Third Party Sites”). Third Party Sites are not maintained by, related to, sponsored by or affiliated with us and are provided solely as a service and convenience to you. Third Party Sites are to be accessed at your own risk, and we make no representations or warranties about the content, completeness, accuracy or security of Third Party Sites. 

Applicable Law

By visiting this website, you agree that the laws of the country of Canada, without regard to principles of conflict laws, will govern these terms of service, or any dispute of any sort that might come between [name] and you, or its business partners and associates.


Any dispute related in any way to your visit to this website or to products you purchase from us shall be arbitrated by Canadian provincial or federal court and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts.

Comments, Reviews, and Emails

Content posted by our visitors to the site, must not be obscene, illegal, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or injurious in any other way to third parties. Content must be free of software viruses, political campaign, and commercial solicitation.

We reserve all rights (but not the obligation) to remove and/or edit such content. When you post your content, you grant GMEAN non-exclusive, royalty-free, and irrevocable right to use, reproduce, publish, modify such content throughout the world in any media.

License and Site Access

We grant you a limited license to access and make personal use of this website. You are not allowed to download or modify it. 

Use of Online Services

Online Services generally require you to register at the Site and log-on with a username, password and in some instances answers you provide us to security questions (the “Access Codes”). Online Services may include, for example, address or obtaining balance information, viewing funding histories, submitting funding information or performing other authorized transactions. GMEAN, from time to time, may introduce new features or eliminate features to the program of the Online Services by updating the Site. Your use of the Online Services is subject to applicable laws and:

  1. any additional terms or guidelines that appear on your screen during use of the Online Services;
  2. the Consent to do Business Electronically for Online Transactions; and
  3. your policy, certificate or account agreement with us (collectively all of the foregoing, “Account Policies”).

We may terminate your access to the Online Services if you violate these Terms of Use, Program or Privacy Policies. The Online Services will not be available to you if you have not agreed to the Consent to do Business Electronically for Online Transactions, or if you have revoked such consent. 

User Account

If you use this site, you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your private user details (username and password) and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that GMEAN is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account information. 

Termination or Access Restriction

We reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.


GMEAN does not intentionally communicate with children under thirteen (13) years of age. GMEAN does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen (13). If you are under 18, you may use the Site only with permission of a parent or guardian. By using this Site, you represent that you are not under thirteen (13) years of age.

GMEAN members must be 18 years of older.

Third party accounts

You are NOT authorized to connect your GMEAN account/membership to third party accounts (such as those for social media websites). 

Modification of Terms

GMEAN reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which the site is offered.  The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions.  GMEAN encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of updates.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, please contact us at:

Email Address:

Phone: 416-828-7771