Legal

This website (“Site”) is provided to you by Power Corporation of Canada (“Power Corporation”). Your access to and use of this Site is subject to these Terms and Conditions and the provisions of the Privacy Policy. By accessing this Site you (“you”) agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions whether or not you have read them and you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as set out in the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, do not access this Site. Power Corporation may at its sole discretion modify these Terms and Conditions at any time and such modifications will be effective immediately upon being posted on this Site. Your continued use of this Site will indicate your acceptance of these modified Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to any modification of these Terms and Conditions, you must immediately stop using this Site.

Use of Information

This Site may include inaccuracies or typographical errors that may be corrected as they are discovered at Power Corporation’s sole discretion. Information provided on this Site is not considered full disclosure for the purpose of trading in the securities of Power Corporation. This Site is for general information purposes only and is not intended to provide you with any personalized financial, insurance, legal, accounting, tax or other professional advice. This Site should not be used as a substitute for independent research or for personal advice and prior to trading in securities of Power Corporation, you should consult the appropriate professional advisers.

The information and materials presented on this Site are not to be used or construed as a public offering, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Power Corporation.

The information and materials presented on this Site should not be interpreted to state or imply that past results are indicative of future performance.

Changes to the Site

Changes may be made at any time to the information, names, text, software, images, pictures, logos, trade-marks, products and services and any other material displayed on, offered through or contained on this Site.

Site Privacy and Cookies

Power Corporation’s personal information practices with respect to the Site are governed by the Privacy Policy.

The Site does not automatically gather any personal information from you, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address. We would obtain this type of information if you supply it voluntarily through the Site or by sending us an e-mail or other communication separate from the Site. For example, when you subscribe to our email notification service, we collect your last name, first name, email address and language preference in order to send you email alerts when new information is posted on our website, such as news releases and other Disclosure Documents (as defined below). You may cancel your subscription at any time by using the unsubscribe mechanisms provided through the email alerts.

Power Corporation may employ software programs and other methods to monitor network traffic on its Site to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to the Site or other assets of Power Corporation. These programs and methods may receive and record the Internet Protocol (“IP”) address of the computer that has contacted our Site, the date and time of the visit and the pages visited. We may attempt to link these addresses with the identity of individuals visiting our Site if an attempt to damage the Site or other Power Corporation assets has been detected.

A “cookie” is a text file placed on your computer’s hard drive or memory by a web server, which allows for personalization of certain aspects of your visit to that website. Power Corporation uses cookies to facilitate your use of our Site, and to temporarily track your activity on our Site in order to compile statistics regarding the use of our Site. We may also use cookies in order to improve the efficiency and convenience of viewing the Site.

Cookies can usually be disabled by changing your browser preferences. Please consult your browser’s help function for information on how to disable cookies. If you choose to refuse cookies placed by our Site, certain functions of the Site may not function properly.

We use two types of cookies: (i) a language cookie that remembers your choice of language for the website (i.e. English or French) for the purpose of your next visits; (ii) cookies related to the use of Google Analytics on our website. Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to report on visitor interactions. These cookies are used to store non-personally identifiable information, such as what time the current visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before, and what site referred the visitor to the web page. A description of the Google Analytics cookies can be found at: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

By using this site with cookies enabled in your browser preferences, you consent to the use of the cookies described above.

Links

This Site may contain links or references to third-party websites including affiliates of Power Corporation. These links are provided for your convenience only. No endorsement of any third-party products, services or information is expressed or implied by any information, material or content of any third party contained in, referred to, included on, or linked from or to this Site. Any information, data, opinions, recommendation, products or services provided by such third parties through links to other websites or otherwise made available through their websites are solely those of such third parties and not of Power Corporation even if such third party is a Power Corporation affiliate. Your use of such third-party websites is subject to the terms and conditions of use and the privacy policies of such websites.

Your Obligations

Your use of this Site will at all times comply with all applicable laws. You will not use this Site to (a) engage in denial of service attacks, transmit disabling mechanisms or take actions designed to impair network access; (b) infringe any third party’s intellectual property or proprietary rights; (c) transmit or disseminate content that you do not have the right to transmit or disseminate under law, or contractual or fiduciary relationships; or (d) transmit or disseminate content that contains personally identifiable information not belonging to you.

Intellectual Property

The materials displayed on or contained within this Site including, without limitation, all software, tools, design, text, reports, editorial materials, informational text, photographs, illustrations, artwork and other graphic materials, and names, logos, trade-marks and service marks (the “Materials”), are the property of Power Corporation and its affiliates or licensors and are protected by copyright, trade-mark and other intellectual property laws.  PowerCoporation Logo and  PowerFinancial Logo are trade-marks of Power Corporation of Canada. All rights reserved.

Power Corporation hereby grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable license to use and display on the Site the Materials for non-commercial and personal use only; provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such Materials. You agree not to produce, reproduce, republish, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, translate, distribute, adapt, broadcast, communicate to the public by telecommunication or circulate any Materials to any third party (including, without limitation, the display and distribution of Materials via a third-party website) without express prior written consent of Power Corporation. Use of Materials is only permitted with the express written permission of Power Corporation and/or its affiliates or licensors. You further agree that you will not disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise modify the Materials.

This provision shall survive the termination of your right to use this Site.

Securities Filings and Other Financial Information

Canadian securities regulators have established a system requiring regular disclosure of financial and operating information (including annual and interim financial statements, annual and interim management’s discussions and analyses (“MD&As”), annual information forms (“AIFs”) and management proxy circulars prepared in connection with annual and special meetings of Power Corporation), as well as periodic disclosure upon the occurrence of certain events (collectively, “Disclosure Documents”).

Information available on this Site includes certain Disclosure Documents and other financial and operating information relating to Power Corporation. Any such information, whether in a Disclosure Document or otherwise, may not be the most current source of information regarding Power Corporation and its affiliates. Power Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update such information. Any such information available on this Site, including in Disclosure Documents, shall be deemed to be modified or superseded to the extent that subsequent information on the Site, including information in later-dated Disclosure Documents, modifies or supersedes such information. The subsequent information need not state that it has modified or superseded prior information available on this Site. Disclosure Documents may be found at www.sedar.com.

Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements on this Site, including in Disclosure Documents, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements based on certain assumptions and reflect Power Corporation’s current expectations, or with respect to disclosure regarding Power Corporation’s public subsidiaries, reflects such subsidiaries’ disclosed current expectations. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purposes of assisting the reader in understanding Power Corporation’s financial performance, financial position and cash flows as at and for the periods ended on certain dates and to present information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future and the reader is cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. These statements may include, without limitation, statements regarding the operations, business, financial condition, expected financial results, performance, prospects, opportunities, priorities, targets, goals, ongoing objectives, strategies and outlook of Power Corporation and its subsidiaries, as well as the outlook for North American and international economies for the current fiscal year and subsequent periods. Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or include words such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “believes”, “estimates”, “seeks”, “intends”, “targets”, “projects”, “forecasts” or negative versions thereof and other similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “may”, “will”, “should”, “would” and “could”.

By its nature, this information is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that may be general or specific and which give rise to the possibility that expectations, forecasts, predictions, projections or conclusions will not prove to be accurate, that assumptions may not be correct and that objectives, strategic goals and priorities will not be achieved. A variety of factors, many of which are beyond Power Corporation’s and its subsidiaries’ control, affect the operations, performance and results of Power Corporation and its subsidiaries and their businesses, and could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations of estimated or anticipated events or results. These factors include, but are not limited to: the impact or unanticipated impact of general economic, political and market factors in North America and internationally, interest and foreign exchange rates, global equity and capital markets, management of market liquidity and funding risks, changes in accounting policies and methods used to report financial condition (including uncertainties associated with critical accounting assumptions and estimates), the effect of applying future accounting changes, business competition, operational and reputational risks, technological change, changes in government regulation and legislation, changes in tax laws, unexpected judicial or regulatory proceedings, catastrophic events, Power Corporation’s and its subsidiaries’ ability to complete strategic transactions, integrate acquisitions and implement other growth strategies, and Power Corporation’s and its subsidiaries’ success in anticipating and managing the foregoing factors. The reader is cautioned to consider these and other factors, uncertainties and potential events carefully and not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Information contained in forward-looking statements is based upon certain material assumptions that were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection, including management’s perceptions of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other considerations that are believed to be appropriate in the circumstances, including that the foregoing list of factors, collectively, are not expected to have a material impact on Power Corporation and its subsidiaries. While Power Corporation considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to management, they may prove to be incorrect.

Other than as specifically required by applicable Canadian law, Power Corporation undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, or otherwise.

Additional information about the risks and uncertainties of the Corporation’s business and material factors or assumptions on which information contained in forward-looking statements is based is provided in its Disclosure Documents, including its most recent MD&A and its AIF filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada, available at www.sedar.com.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THIS SITE, ITS CONTENTS, AND ANY SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. POWER CORPORATION MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING FROM STATUTE, COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OF TRADE OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE, ITS CONTENTS, OR SUCH SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION AND LINKS CONTAINED HEREIN, AND DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, ACCURACY, AVAILABILITY, RELIABILITY, SECURITY, CURRENCY AND COMPLETENESS ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS SITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY LINKS, SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE. IN ADDITION, POWER CORPORATION DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, GUARANTEE OR CONDITION THAT THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THIS SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT. ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES AND CONDITIONS ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS. THIS PROVISION SHALL SURVIVE THE TERMINATION OF YOUR RIGHT TO USE THIS SITE.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL POWER CORPORATION, ITS AFFILIATES AND ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR AGGRAVATED DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF DATA, INCOME, GOODWILL OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS) OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE; ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, QUALIFICATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS APPEARING ON THIS SITE; ANY SOFTWARE, TOOLS, TIPS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES CONTAINED OR REFERRED TO ON THIS SITE; ANY LINK PROVIDED ON THIS SITE; WHETHER OR NOT POWER CORPORATION HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU WILL BE FULLY LIABLE FOR ALL DAMAGES RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM YOUR USE OF THIS SITE.

THIS PROVISION SHALL SURVIVE THE TERMINATION OF YOUR RIGHT TO USE THIS SITE.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Power Corporation and its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents or other representatives from and against all claims, liability and expenses, including all legal fees and costs arising from or relating to (a) your breach of these Terms and Conditions; and (b) your use of this Site. This provision shall survive the termination of your right to use this Site.

Termination

Power Corporation may at any time and at its sole discretion terminate your right to use this Site.

Governing Law

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the Province of Québec and the laws of Canada applicable therein and the parties irrevocably attorn to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of Québec. This provision shall survive the termination of your right to use this Site.

General

These Terms and Conditions together with the Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and Power Corporation with respect to your use of this Site and supersede all previous agreements, understandings and representations relating thereto. No failure by Power Corporation or you to exercise any rights, powers or remedies hereunder, or any delay in such exercise, shall constitute a waiver of these rights, powers or remedies. The single or partial exercise of a right, power or remedy shall not prevent its subsequent exercise or the exercise of any other right, power or remedy. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions or part thereof is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, the illegality, invalidity or unenforceability of that provision will not affect the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder of the provision or the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, as the case may be, or the legality, validity or enforceability of that provision or part thereof in any other jurisdiction. It is the express wish of the parties that these Terms and Conditions and all related documents be drawn up in English. C’est la volonté expresse des parties que la présente convention ainsi que tous les documents qui s’y rattachent soient rédigés en anglais. This provision shall survive the termination of your right to use this Site.

Power Corporation of Canada (“Power”, the “Corporation”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is committed to maintaining the confidentiality and security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy establishes guidelines with respect to our collection, use and disclosure of personal information that you may provide to us. In this Policy, the term “personal information” means information about an identifiable individual or that allows an individual to be identified, as more particularly defined or limited by applicable privacy laws.

Personal Information We Collect, Use and Disclose

We generally collect, use and disclose personal information from individuals for purposes permitted or required by applicable law, as described in this Policy or as we may indicate to you from time to time.

For example, we may collect personal information to communicate with owners of our securities and to register ownership of and transactions dealing with our securities. The information we collect may include, without limitation, the name, address and other contact information, and the number of securities held by the individual.

We may also collect personal information you provide when communicating with us, including by using our website, third-party social media sites, or by subscribing to our e-mail notification service. Individuals who use our website or who subscribe to any of Power’s e-mail notification services will find additional information regarding our online and e-mail personal information practices at: http://powercorporation.com/en/other/legal/.

If you apply for a position through the “Careers” page of our Website, we will collect the personal information contained in your application package or generated in relation to your application in order to evaluate your application and assess whether to offer you a position. If you are hired, the information will be retained, used and disclosed in accordance with our privacy policy applicable to the personal information of our employees. If you are not offered or do not accept a position, we may retain this information for a reasonable period in the event that an appropriate position becomes available or that you re-apply.

We will use and disclose personal information when required in order to accomplish the above purposes. Furthermore, we may use and disclose personal information when required in order to meet legal, regulatory, industry, audit, security or ethical requirements.

Service Providers

We may use third party service providers to provide processing and other services on our behalf for the above noted purposes. We take reasonable contractual and other measures to require that the organizations with which we share personal information maintain the confidentiality of personal information in accordance with applicable law and only use such information for the specific purpose for which we supply it to them. In some circumstances, the sharing of personal information with service providers may involve the storage or processing of personal information outside Canada, including, without limitation, in the United States and the United Kingdom. The protection of such personal information will be subject to the legal requirements of the jurisdictions where the information is transferred, including lawful requirements to disclose information to government authorities in those countries. If you have any questions about the collection, use, disclosure or storage of personal information by our service providers, please contact us as indicated below.

Consent

We collect, use and disclose your personal information internally or to third parties with your consent, or as may be permitted or required by law. Your consent may be express or implied, depending on the circumstances and the sensitivity of the personal information in question. If you provide personal information to Power, we assume that you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information as outlined to you at the time of collection or thereafter or as otherwise described in this Policy.

In some circumstances, you may refuse to consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, or you may withdraw your consent to further collection, use and disclosure of information about you, subject to contractual and legal restrictions and reasonable notice. Also, withdrawing your consent to certain uses of personal information may mean that we may no longer be able to provide you with certain services.

Access, Correction, Inquiries

The file containing your personal information will be kept at our offices or on our servers or those of our service providers and will be accessible to employees who require it for the purposes of their duties.

If you wish to request access to, or correction of, your personal information in our custody or control, or if you wish to withdraw your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information, please make your request in writing at 751 Victoria Square, Montréal, Québec, H2Y 2J3, Canada, Attention: General Counsel. In some circumstances, we may not be able to provide you with access to your personal information or parts of it. We will advise you at the time of the request.

Inquiries or complaints about this Policy and our personal information practices may be directed to us at 1-800-890-7440, or at 751 Victoria Square, Montréal, Québec, H2Y 2J3, Canada, Attention: General Counsel.

Policy Changes

This Policy may be revised from time to time. You may contact us to obtain a current copy of this Policy. Your continued provision of personal information or use of our services following any changes to this Policy constitutes your acceptance of any such changes.

Social Media Policy (“House Rules”)

Power Corporation’s LinkedIn Page (“our Page”) is designed with you in mind. We encourage you to browse, leave comments, watch and share our videos, and otherwise engage with us. However, we think it’s important to establish some ground rules to keep our Page inclusive and respectful of everyone. By using our Page, you agree to follow our House Rules as described below. 

Guidelines:

We are not required to update or correct any information appearing on our Page, whether it was posted by us or someone else. The information posted on our Page is subject to change without prior notice. Content on our Page is for information purposes only and is not intended to be: 

  • A complete statement on the subject matter being discussed; 
  • Any type of professional or expert advice; 
  • An offer to sell or purchase a product or service, or a recommendation to sell or purchase securities.

We actively monitor our Page, but may not be able to respond to all comments. 

Inappropriate Content: 

We ask you to be appropriate in your comments when posting content on our Page. When accessing our Page, you agree not to post or submit any information, comment, link or material of any kind which:

  • May be prejudicial, defamatory, abusive, obscene, inflammatory, or may contain personal attacks, threats or may constitute harassment;
  • May be discriminatory, racist, sexist, or may violate the legal rights (including the privacy rights and intellectual property rights) of others;
  • May be false, illegal or misleading;
  • May contain unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or other forms of solicitation;
  • Seeks to obtain or reveals personal or confidential information that may be used to determine a person’s identity; 
  • Falsifies the origin of any information.

We do not take decisions on moderating posts lightly, but we reserve the right to remove any content that does not adhere to our House Rules (including any inappropriate content) and to block anyone who chooses to break the House Rules.

Opinions:

Opinions posted on our Page do not necessarily represent or reflect our opinion or that of anyone associated with Power Corporation, nor do we confirm that such opinions are accurate or up-to-date. 

Intellectual Property:

Unless indicated otherwise, all intellectual property rights to the Power Corporation LinkedIn Page and content are owned by us.

As this is a public forum and participation is voluntary, if you post or upload content on our Page, you allow us to repost, use, copy or commercially use such content free of charge in all cases.

User Name and Password:

Your privacy is important so please keep in mind that you are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of your user name and password, and for any actions taken when visiting our Page under your user name.

Third Party Content:

We are not responsible or liable for the entities which own or operate this social media website. This includes liability for any losses or direct and indirect damages arising from any action or decision made by you or anyone else based on the content of our Page.

Where there are links to third party websites or resources, whether posted by us or by a third party, you access these at your sole discretion and at your own risk. We are not responsible for the content or services offered on such third party websites or resources.

Please note that external websites are governed by their own terms of use and privacy policies and you should read those carefully.

Following a user, or being followed by a user, does not mean we endorse this user.

Questions and Concerns:

If you have any questions or concerns about our House Rules, or about content appearing on our LinkedIn Page, please contact us at socialmedia@powercorporation.com

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