Buddy Up for housing co-ops – Disclaimer

Disclaimer for use of the Buddy Up platform hosted by CHF BC

(1) Introduction

This disclaimer governs the use of this Buddy Up platform administered by the Co-operative Housing Federation of BC (CHF BC).


“we” refers to CHF BC located at 220 – 1651 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 3Y3.

“item” refers to any and all posts (including but not limited to notice(s), questions, ideas, offers) posted on the Buddy Up platform for consideration by CHF BC member housing co-ops and their residents.

“User” refers to any individual or organization that visited the platform, and read, posted, or responded to an item on this Buddy Up platform, in other words, any visitor, reader, poster, or user of the platform.

We assume that all Users on the Buddy Up platform have read and agreed to this disclaimer.

Summary: We do not endorse, support, recommend, or have an opinion on any of the items posted on the Buddy Up platform nor are we responsible for the outcome of any transaction between you and the User. Any transaction that you enter into is strictly between you and the User and is undertaken at your own risk.

(2) No advice or Expertise

This Buddy Up platform contains unsolicited information posted by a variety of individuals and organizations with offers and requests for services and the sharing or sale of items and ideas. The information posted is not advice given by a professional or by an individual with any expertise, and should not be treated as such.

Do not rely on the information posted on the Buddy Up platform as an alternative to advice from an appropriately qualified professional. If at any point you rely on information posted on the platform, you do so at your own risk and will not hold CHF BC or any other party liable for risk, injury, or damages arising from such reliance.

If you have any specific questions or comments about any information posted on The Buddy Up platform, consult an appropriately qualified professional or reach out to CHF BC at members@chf.bc.ca.

Never delay or disregard legal or medical advice, or commence or discontinue a legal action relying on information posted on The Buddy Up platform.

(3) Views and Opinions

The views and opinions of users of the Buddy Up platform do not reflect the views and opinions of CHF BC and are not an official statement of CHF BC.

(4) Reservation of Rights

CHF BC reserves the right to change how the platform is maintained, and it is up to CHF BC to change the overall content and focus at any time.

(5) No representations or warranties

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to section 6 below, we exclude all representations, warranties, undertakings, and guarantees relating to information posted on The Buddy Up platform.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, we do not represent, warrant, undertake, or guarantee:

  • that the information posted on the Buddy Up platform is correct, accurate, complete, or non-misleading;
  • that the use of any information or advice posted on the Buddy Up platform will lead to any particular outcome or result; or
  • in particular, that by using any information or advice posted on The Buddy Up platform you will achieve a satisfactory result.

(6) Limitations and exclusions of liability

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this section and elsewhere in this disclaimer are subject to section 6 below, and govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to The Buddy Up platform, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence), and for breach of statutory duty.

We will not be liable to you with respect to any losses arising out of any use of The Buddy Up platform, or losses arising out of any transaction established between you and another party advertising on The Buddy Up platform.
We will not be liable to you with respect to any business losses or damages, including but not limited to loss of profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities, property or goodwill.

We will not be liable to you with respect to any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.
We will not be liable to you with respect to any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.
This platform can be discontinued without notice.

Any comment left on this website by a User is the opinion and/or the property of the individual author or organization and are the sole responsibility of that individual or organization. CHF BC cannot be held responsible for any such comments left on the platform by any User.

(7) Removal of Content

CHF BC reserves the right to remove any content that is malicious, unnecessary, sensitive, and/or harmful. Should you identify any such content we request that you reach out to us directly via email at members@chf.bc.ca so we can rectify the issue. Any User can request removal of previously uploaded content but CHF BC reserves the right to consider and approve or deny the removal request at its sole discretion

(8) Severability

If a section of this disclaimer is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other sections of this disclaimer continue in effect.

If any unlawful and/or unenforceable section would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the section will continue in effect.

(9) Law and jurisdiction

This disclaimer will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of British Columbia, and any disputes relating to this disclaimer will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of British Columbia.

Terms and Conditions (“Terms”)

Please read the below Terms and Conditions (“Terms” or “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using the Buddy Up platform hosted by CHF BC.

Your access to and use of this platform is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all Users who access or use the platform.

By accessing or using the platform you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the Terms then you may not access the platform.

Who can access and post on boards

Anyone that is 19 years of age and over who lives in a CHF BC member housing co-op or is a staff of a CHF BC member housing co-op.


Our Service allows residents or staff of CHF BC member housing co-ops to post ideas, offers and requests for services or the sharing of goods or products in a spirit of co-operation.

This is not a platform for seeking advice, sharing opinions, or attempting to form groups or collaborate on projects that could undermine the international cooperative principles.

CHF BC has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that CHF BC shall not be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on any such third party websites or services.

Changes to Terms

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time. Any material changes to the Terms will be announced and kept on the website’s main page for a period of 30 days, after which we will assume that users have read the changes to the Terms.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at members@chf.bc.ca.