Terms of Service

TERMS OF SERVICE

 

The following is the terms of the agreement between IMSA Ontario Trillium Section (“Company”) and the buyer (“Buyer”) of goods or services through the Company’s Website (the “Site”). If you do not agree to these terms, you will not be able to purchase anything, so please review these terms carefully:

 

1. INTRODUCTION

Buyer agrees to the terms and conditions outlined in this Online Contract ("Contract") with respect to the goods, services and information provided by or through the Site. This Contract constitutes the entire and only agreement between the Company and Buyer, and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties, and understandings with respect to the goods, services and information provided by or through the Site, and the subject matter of this Contract. Buyer agrees to review this Contract prior to purchasing anything and purchase of a good or service shall be deemed acceptance of this Contract.

 

2. SETUP AND PAYMENT

Buyer represents and warrants that (i) the credit card information supplied is true, correct and complete and (ii) charges incurred by the Buyer will be honored by the Buyer's credit card company and (iii) Buyer shall pay charges incurred by Buyer at the amounts in effect at the time incurred, including all applicable taxes. Buyer shall be responsible for all charges incurred through use of Buyer's password. Buyer agrees to keep his or her password confidential and to notify Company within 24 hours of any breach of this Contract or unauthorized use of the password. Company does not protect Buyer from unauthorized use of Buyer's password.

 

3. COPYRIGHT

The content, organization, gathering, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the Site are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights, and, the copying, redistribution, use or publication by a Buyer of any such content or any part of the Site is prohibited.

 

4. EDITING, DELETING, AND MODIFICATION

Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to edit or delete any information or content appearing on the Site and to remove any goods and services for sale. Upon notice published over the Service, Company may modify this Contract, or prices, and may discontinue or revise any or all aspects of the Site in its sole discretion and without prior notice. Modification of this Contract will be deemed effective upon publication on the Site with respect to transactions occurring after said date.

 

5. RIGHT TO REFUSE

Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse service at any time. Sale of any goods or services is subject to availability.

 

6. INDEMNIFICATION

Buyer agrees to indemnify, defend and hold Company and its affiliates, licensors and suppliers harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney's fees, related to a Buyer's violation of this Contract or use of the Site.

 

7. NON-TRANSFERABLE

Buyer's right to use the Service is not transferable and is subject to any limits established by Company or by Buyer's credit card company.

 

8. DISCLAIMER

THE SERVICE, CONTENT, GOODS AND SERVICES FROM OR THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS," "AS AVAILABLE," AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE DISCLAIMER OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). THE SOLE AND ENTIRE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF COMPANY, FOR ANY REASON, AND BUYER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY THE CUSTOMER FOR THE PARTICULAR ITEMS PURCHASED. COMPANY AND ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, DEALERS OR SUPPLIERS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN COMPANY AND BUYER. THIS SITE AND GOODS AND SERVICES WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. SOME STATE STATUTES MAY APPLY REGARDING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.

 

9. REFUND POLICY

If a product purchased is defective or not to Buyer’s satisfaction, Buyer can return the product in its original condition within 30 days of receipt, to the following address: PO Box 69611, 109 Thomas St., Oakville, Ontario L6J 7R4. In such event, Company shall provide Buyer a credit for other purchases from the Site (less shipping and handling charges incurred). This Section 9 sets forth Buyer’s sole and exclusive right to refund.

 

10. USE OF INFORMATION

Company reserves the right, and Buyer authorizes Company, to the use and assignment of all information regarding Buyer’s use of the Site and all information provided by Buyer, subject to applicable law.

 

11. GOVERNING LAW

This Contract shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in Ontario, Canada and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ontario, Canada (without regard to conflict of law principles). Any cause of action of Buyer with respect to the Site must be instituted within two months after any purchase or be forever waived and barred. All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in Section 8. The language in this Contract shall be interpreted as to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against any party.

12. LITIGATION

All legal proceedings arising out of or in connection with this Contract shall be brought solely in Ontario, Canada and Buyer expressly submits to the jurisdiction of said courts and Buyer consents to extra-territorial service of process. Should any part of this Contract be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that anything in or associated with the Site or the Company is in conflict or inconsistent with this Contract, this Contract shall take precedence. Failure of Company to enforce any provision of this Contract shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision.

 

13. ACKNOWLEDGMENT

This Agreement represents the entire understanding between you and us regarding your relationship to Online and supersedes any prior statements or representations. IF YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS ONLINE AGREEMENT, please click the "I Agree" button below. If you do not agree to the terms of the Subscriber Agreement, please click the “I Don’t Agree” button to log off the system.

If you don’t click on “I Agree” then you will not be able to purchase any goods or services.

 

IMSA History

IMSA is the oldest known association of its kind in the world.  It dates back to October 1896, when a group of municipal signal men from several east coast cities met in Brooklyn, New York and organized an association called the “International Association of Fire and Police Telegraph Superintendents.”  Records indicate that the group met once a year thereafter and that committees were appointed which developed and submitted technical papers on pertinent subjects at these annual meetings.

The basic purpose of the organization was to keep its members and others in the profession, up-to-date on proper procedures of construction and maintenance of signal systems and informed on new products and equipment developments.

In 1900 the organization changed its name to the “International Association of Municipal Electricians” (I.A.M.E.).  This name remained for the next 35 years.

Records show that Thomas A. Edison and the Edison Electric Company were associate members in 1901.  During that year the association members began developing standards and specifications for wire, cable, fire alarm boxes, and even the size of manhole covers.  Association members were also instrumental in the founding of the Underwriters Laboratory and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (N.E.M.A.) during this era.

On August 31, 1913, at 2:00 PM, in Watertown, New York, the very famous Charles Proteus Steinmetz was nominated and elected First Vice-President of the I.A.M.E.  He held office until his death on the 26th of October 1923.  While I.A.M.E. was developing, other groups of men, in the same or similar fields, were organizing at local or area levels.  In 1921, a group of six signal superintendents from the State of Connecticut, who had been meeting socially, decided to organize and meet frequently for the purpose of discussing mutual problems.  They called themselves the “Eastern Association of Superintendents of Fire and Police Telegraph.

As this association became better known, attendance at meetings increased and so did membership as signal men from other New England States and from New York and New Jersey joined the organization.  In the 1920’s the name was changed to the “New England Municipal Signal Association.”

At about this time, some of the more distant members of the New England Association and other signal men formed groups of their own such as the New Jersey Signal Association, the New York State Municipal Signal Association, the Northwest Municipal Signal Association, and the Southern New York Municipal Signal Association.  In the early 1930’s these groups formed the “Associated Municipal Signal Services” (A.M.S.S.), but each group retained its individual identity and continued to conduct its own meetings.

In 1934, this association started publishing the “A.M.S.S. Journal,” which was sent free to all members.  The Journal contained reprints of the papers presented at the various association meetings plus other items of technical interest to the members.  The A.M.S.S. Journal was augmented in about 1936 with a monthly publication called “CEMENT” (Communication Engineers Mutual Educational National Tabloid).  This magazine was used to inform members about the activities of the individual groups within the association, and also had other technical and non-technical news not contained in the journal.

During the mid 1930’s, both I.A.M.E. and A.M.S.S. continued to grow.  Many signal superintendents and engineers belonged to both organizations and many were also members of the still active and independent state or local associations.  Membership was individual for each and there were no chapters or sections, as such until 1935.

At its October 1935 Annual Conference in Richmond, Virginia, I.A.M.E. approved a new constitution and by-laws and changed the organization name to “National Municipal Signal Association” “N.M.S.A.).  The chief officer of each of the independent member associations was named to the Board of Directors.  These Directors were instructed to return to their individual associations for a membership vote on becoming a chartered Chapter of the N.M.S.A.  A Headquarters Chapter was also formed for those members who resided outside of the boundaries of all of the other chapters.

In September 1937, the organization name was officially changed to the “International Municipal Signal Association” (I.M.S.A.).

Since its origin in 1896, IMSA has grown in size, stature and prestige.  Today, the Association has members in all areas of the United States, in many areas of Canada, and in many of the free countries of the world.  Through its many years of continuous dedication of effort in improving and advancing all aspects of public-safety, IMSA has gained recognition and influence with local, professional organizations.

Membership is comprised of persons employed by governmental organizations (city, county, state, federal, province, etc.) and private corporations who are interested in promoting Public Safety in the most economical manner.  The IMSA objectives are to improve the efficiency, installation, construction, and maintenance of Public Safety equipment and systems by increasing the knowledge of its members on traffic controls, fire alarms, radio communications, roadway lighting, work zone traffic control, emergency medical services and other related systems.

Membership areas are divided into geographic sections covering North America and other group locations.  Each section holds one or more meetings during the year, attended by IMSA members and other interested persons in the area.  At the meetings, mutual problems are discussed, solutions presented, and personal contact with exchange of ideas is assured.  Technical papers are presented by members, engineers and other experts covering a variety of helpful topics.

Since 1896, when IMSA was founded, an International meeting has been held every year.  Expert speakers are selected to present Public Safety subjects that are educational in scope and motivational to everyone in attendance.  Manufacturers exhibit the latest product innovations at the Annual Conference.  Experienced engineers and technicians are on hand to demonstrate equipment and to give personalized attention to the individual needs of the IMSA members.

The first IMSA National School was conducted in conjunction with the Annual Conference in 1978.  Because this first school was such a success, the Association has decided that each year a school will be conducted in conjunction with the Annual Conference.  This school is open to both members and non-members.

Through its International Committees, the IMSA successfully represents its members by undertaking and completing many important Public Safety projects.  For example: working in an advisory capacity granted by the Federal Communications Commission IMSA provides coordination of public safety radio frequencies for the fire, emergency medical service and public safety pool including 800 MHz.

Contact US

President …....Dave Edwards

Phone (289) 668-0010

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Past President/Acting Secretary ………Shawna Boakes, P.Eng.

Dillon Consulting Ltd 3200 Deziel Drive, Suite 608 Windsor, ON   N8W 5K8

Phone (519) 948.4243  Ext. 3225  Cell (519) 791-3053

Fax (519)948.5054

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President Elect  ….……Rob Decleir

City of Hamilton

Traffic Operations and Engineering 330 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton, ON L8L 5W2

Phone (905) 546-2424  Ext. 4391  Cell (905) 973-4753

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Treasurer ……… Rui Senos

Sentinel Pole & Traffic Equipment Limited

375 Admiral Blvd, Unit 3 Mississauga,ON

Phone (905) 564-2929

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Traffic Expo Chair …………..….…..... Iain Myles, P.Eng.

1445 Hopkins Street, Whitby, ON  L1N 2C2

Phone (905) 666-5600, ext. 233

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Newsletter Chair …….…..….....… Lambert Philadelphia

702-121 Trudelle Street Scarborough, ON  M1J 3K4

Cell (416) 570-7607

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Moderator Chair  ……….….……….. Aaron  Swartz

Essex County Highways 1941 Road 4 East, RR #2 Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E5

Phone (519) 326-8691

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Advertising Chair  ………..….……..…… Richard Chaikoff

3 Hallfield Road, Etobicoke, ON

 M9B 5W5

Phone (416) 620-9896

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Regional Director, West …...….……... Patrick Gallipeau

27 Woodland Crescent , Tillsonburg,  ON  N4G 4G6

Phone (519) 983-4335

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Regional Director, North ……..…...……….. Larry Sharpe

Transfield Services Canada LTD.

1891 Seymour Street, North Bay,ON  P1B 8G4

Phone (705) 474-7970

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Regional Director, East  ……….R. Paul Webster

MTO, Engineering Office

1355 John Counter Boulevard, Kingston,

ON  K7L 5A3

Phone (613) 540-5180  Fax (613) 545-4873

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Regional Director, GTA ………Joe Hendrix

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Regional Director, GTA …...….……... Terry McSwain

250 Royal Oak Rd, Cambridge, Ontario N3E 0A4

Phone (519) 496-3512

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Regional Director, South West ….…..…. Dave Thompson

WSP / MMM Group Limited

610 Chartwell Road, Suite 300, Oakville, ON  L6J 4A5

Phone 1(289) 835-2619

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Director ……..........Jim Pendlebury

Traffic Operations Supervisor, Town of Oakville

1140 South Service Road West, Oakville, ON  L6L 5T7

Phone (905) 845-6601 ext.3953  Fax (905) 338-4227

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MTO Representative …………. Ousama Shebeeb, P.Eng.

301 St. Paul Street St. Catharines, ON  L2R 7R4

Phone (905) 704-2221

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International Delegate …….………...……. Dave Edwards, Alternate International Delegate …..……. TBD