Standards of conduct
At Parvis, we’ve adopted policies and procedures identifying the professional and ethical standards with which our employees or representatives (“Representatives”) must comply with. Representatives are to always conduct themselves in a manner that serves the best interest of our clients and maintains the good reputation of Parvis. Representatives must be honest and candid when advising clients. Our Policies and Procedures Manual as well as this Conflict of Interest Policy (“Policy”) and our Relationship Disclosure Document set out how Parvis requires its Representatives to observe and comply with standards of conduct. This Policy includes Parvis’ commitment, among other things, to fair dealings with clients, disclosing material conflicts of interest, maintaining independence and objectivity, and placing clients’ interests before our own.
The obligation to identify and to appropriately respond to conflicts of interest is one of the most fundamental obligations of a registered firm and registered individuals under Canadian securities legislation. Parvis is a real estate investment company and a securities dealer registered as an Exempt Market Dealer (“EMD”) in each of the Canadian provinces. As such, Parvis has measures in place to identify conflicts that may arise between itself and its clients while providing its services or conducting its activities.
This Policy aims to ensure that Parvis and its Dealing Representatives put client interest first when making investment recommendations. It is provided to Parvis clients to ensure transparency and reasonably foreseeability regarding potential material conflicts of interest that may affect your interests as a client of Parvis. This Policy will also be provided to all new clients during account opening on the Parvis Platform at www.parvisinvest.com.
The purpose of this Policy, and its related procedures, is to ensure compliance with Part 13, Division 2 of National Instrument 31-103 Registration Requirements, Exemptions and Ongoing Registrant Obligations, and S.6 of the Parvis Policies & Procedures Manual. It is based on the fundamental concept that Parvis and its Dealing Representatives should put client interests first when making investment recommendations. To do so, Parvis has implemented this Policy, related procedures, and controls to address material conflicts of interest in the best interests of our clients.
3. Conflict of Interest
Situation that may be considered to give rise to a conflict of interest, and consider a “conflict of interest” are any circumstance in which:
- the interests of different parties, such as the interests of a client and those of Parvis (or its Dealing Representative), are inconsistent or divergent;
- Parvis (or its Dealing Representative) may be influenced to put their interests ahead of the client’s interests; or iii) monetary or non-monetary benefits available to Parvis (or its Dealing Representative), or potential detriments to which Parvis (or its Dealing Representative) may be subject, may compromise the trust that a reasonable client has in their EMD.
Parvis reasonable steps to identify and respond to each potential and actual material conflict of interest, determine the level of risk that a conflict of interest raises and respond appropriately to conflicts of interest. A conflict of interest, could be expected to arise between and among:
- Parvis, including each individual acting on Parvis’ behalf, and an investor;
- Parvis, including each individual acting on Parvis’ behalf, and an issuer;
- issuers and/or investors in the issuers; and
- within Parvis and with other entities.
Parvis must address all material conflicts of interest between a client and itself, including the individuals acting on its behalf, in the best interest of their clients and must avoid any material conflicts of interest, if the conflict is not or cannot be, otherwise addressed in the best interest of such clients. When a material conflict of interest is identified, Parvis including the individuals acting on its behalf, shall address such conflicts through various policies and procedures and follow the following principles:
- Act in the client’s best interest in any financial transaction.
- Identify existing or potential material conflicts of interest between a client and Parvis or its Dealing Representative.
- If a Dealing Representative finds a material conflict of interest, they are required to address it in the client’s best interest and disclose it to the client in a timely manner.
- If Dealing Representatives cannot address a conflict in the client’s best interest, they are required to avoid it.
Parvis or its Dealing Representative must not engage in any trading or advising activity in connection with a material conflict of interest identified unless the conflict has been addressed in the best interest of the client and Parvis has given its consent to proceed with the activity. Parvis typically follows a three-pronged procedure to deal with conflicts of interest are:
- Avoidance: Parvis will first determine if it should avoid the conflict of interest because it is sufficiently contrary to the best interests of a client, it is prohibited by law, or if there can be no other reasonable response to the conflict. Parvis’ policy is to avoid any material conflicts of interest between a client and the registrant if the conflict cannot be otherwise sufficiently addressed in the best interest of the client or until such time that Parvis has fully implemented sufficient controls to address the conflict in favour of the client.
- Control: If Parvis does not avoid the conflict of interest, it will consider what internal structures or policies and procedures it should have to reasonably address the conflict. For example, Parvis may assign a different representative to provide a service to a particular client, create a committee to review, develop or approve a response to the conflict, monitor activity or use information walls for certain communication. Parvis will consider whether effective disclosure of material conflicts of interest is being provided to clients and determine what, if any, additional controls are required to sufficiently address the conflict.
- Disclosure: Should Parvis not be able to avoid the conflict of interest, it must consider if it is required to disclose the conflict. Parvis will consider the appropriate timing and method of disclosing the conflict. Parvis will then provide prior written disclosure of a conflict to the affected issuers that are promoted on the Parvis Platform and to investors in such issuers when there is a reasonable likelihood that the investor would consider the conflict important when entering into a transaction. The disclosure will be prominent, specific, clear and meaningful to the client and explain the nature and extent of the conflict of interest, the potential impact on and risk that the conflict of interest could pose to the client and how the conflict of interest has been or will be addressed. Parvis will provide affected clients with written disclosure of all material conflicts of interest prior to or when a transaction is recommended, if applicable, or in a timely manner if the conflict is identified at a later date, if a reasonable person would expect to be informed of such conflicts.
Parvis’s Chief Compliance Officer will consult the applicable regulations and will determine the steps taken by Parvis regarding methods of controlling conflicts of interest, timing of disclosure and determining when disclosure is appropriate.
5. Compensation Practices
Parvis Representatives’ compensation involves commissions based on sales volume, fund retention periods, and achievements. In addition, executive compensation may be tied to the firm’s overall sales or revenue generation or to the Representatives they supervise. Parvis Representatives and supervisory staff may be perceived to be financially motivated to make recommendations that provide them better compensation. To address this conflict by having policies and procedures on compensation practices, and providing training to our representatives on their obligations to act fairly, honestly, and in good faith, and to resolve all material conflicts of interest in your best interest. We also conduct a suitability assessment for each trade that we recommend to our clients.
6. Outside Activities
Parvis representatives may, at times, participate in outside activities such as serving on a board of directors, participating in community events, pursuing personal outside interests, or selling insurance products at other financial institutions. The outside activity may raise a perception that our Representatives favour their own interests over those of our clients. We address this conflict by adopting policies and procedures that require our Representatives to notify us of any proposed outside activity prior to engaging in the activity. Representatives cannot engage in outside activity unless it has been approved and determined that it can be resolved in the best interest of our clients.
7. Personal Trading & Non-Public Information
As an affiliate of a public company, Parvis has internal guidelines to control transactions involving its securities by its directors, officers, employees and consultants to ensure they are aware of and comply with their legal obligations and Parvis policies with respect to insider trading. Parvis may be privy to certain confidential or material non-public information which we are prohibited by securities law from using for the benefit of Parvis or its clients. Parvis has adopted the Insider Trading, Blackout Period and Disclosure Policy for this purpose.
Also, our representatives may invest in our funds, which may create an appearance or actual conflict of interest that the Representative may benefit from opportunities at the expense of our clients or the funds. We address this conflict by policies and procedures, including our Policies and Procedures Manual that are designed to ensure that our Representatives act in accordance with applicable laws and that they do not engage in personal securities transactions that are prohibited, such as insider trading. Parvis also has internal information barriers designed to ensure that confidential or undisclosed material information is not shared outside certain areas. Our policies also require that Representatives put client interests ahead of their own personal self-interests.
8. Investment in Related and Connected Issuers
The only investment fund securities sold by Parvis are securities of the Parvis Direct Access Trust and the Parvis Direct Access Limited Partnership (“Parvis Funds”), each of which are a related/connected issuer for purposes of National Instrument 33-105, Underwriting Conflicts, as each Parvis Fund is managed by Parvis. Parvis receives a management fee for its services as manager of the Parvis Funds. Parvis’ relationship with the Parvis Funds may cause Parvis to perform due diligence on the products that it offers with a less independent view. We may also be considered to have an added incentive to sell the securities of the Parvis Funds, including that the judgment of our Representatives, management and supervisory staff may be affected by this relationship. While we do have policies and procedures in place to assess a purchase as suitable for a client, a client may wish to get independent advice from a trusted professional before you consider purchasing securities of Parvis Funds through Parvis.
Listing of “related or connected issuer” products offered by us which are offered to permitted clients as defined in NI 31-103 and accredited investors as defined in NI 45-106 by way of an offering memorandum and subscription document include:
- Parvis Direct Access Trust
- Parvis Direct Access LP
9. Gifts, Entertainment, and Purchasing Services or Assets from Clients
Parvis and its Representatives may be offered, or receive, gifts or entertainment, or purchase services or assets from clients, which may create an appearance that the activity influenced our decisions or recommendations. We address this conflict by implementing policies and procedures on these activities, which includes a requirement that representatives report such activities to our compliance department.
10. Marketing & Promotion
The use of social media websites creates the potential for compliance and supervisor challenges for Parvis. Our Policy and Procedures Manual, along with our platform Terms and Conditions establishes standards of business conduct related to Representative use of marketing or social media. The use by a Representative of any personal or unauthorized social media web sites, chat rooms or social blogs on any device for the purpose of promoting, marketing or advertising Parvis services is strictly prohibited. While Parvis maintains a social media presence that includes our website and company managed social media accounts, content management of these social media accounts is restricted to authorized Representatives, with all content reviewed before posting.
We may change this Conflicts of Interest Policy from time to time. For example, we may later consider we have another material conflict that we have not previously disclosed to you, or we may change how we address the conflict in your best interest. You can obtain the current version of this Policy at any time by logging into your account at www.parvisinvest.com.
Parvis is a technology-driven real estate investing platform. Focused on supporting capital raising efforts by issuers and broadening access to institutional quality real estate investment opportunities, Parvis promotes greater access in this historically inaccessible and illiquid asset class. Enabled by blockchain technology, Parvis makes finding, tracking, and maximizing investments an experience that is both frictionless and empowering. Parvis Investment Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Parvis, is registered as an Exempt Market Dealer in all Canadian Provinces. Parvis, headquartered in Vancouver, employs experts in Toronto, Vancouver, Kelowna and Montreal. Additional information about Parvis is available at www.parvisinvest.com and on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
For further information, please contact:
David Michaud, Founder & CEO, Parvis Invest Inc.
Limitation of liability
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- In submitting any Posts, you agree that you are solely responsible for your Posts, and that you will comply with all laws that apply or may apply to your use of or activities on this Site. Parvis may investigate occurrences which may involve violations of such laws and co-operate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. You also agree not to post any Posts that are illegal or otherwise are in breach of these Terms, including where the Posts disclose any private or Personal Information about any person without that person's permission; or infringe the intellectual property rights of any person.
- Comments or opinions expressed in each Post are those of their respective contributors, and do not represent the views of Parvis. Parvis has no obligation to screen or censor any of the Posts, although Parvis reserves the right to do so from time to time. As a result, Parvis has no control over, and disclaims any responsibility and liability for, the content, truth, accuracy, or completeness of any Post, or the quality, safety or legality of the subject of the Post. Each person making a Post is solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of such Post.
- Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, Parvis cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. As a result, you acknowledge there may be, and you assume all, risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through this Site and Service.
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General waiver of responsibility
The returns shown are overall annual historic yields and past results do not guarantee results in the future. The information presented consists of projections and forecasts based upon information, including forward-looking assumptions and estimates of what might be achieved, that was provided to Parvis by the issuer(s) without any assurance whatsoever as to their attainability. There can be no assurance whatsoever that these projections and forecasts will be achieved, and information and projections may change without notice.
No investment offered on this Site is secured by any collateral or guaranteed or insured by any third party unless expressly stated and agreed otherwise. No securities regulatory authority has approved or expressed an opinion about any of the securities offered on the Parvis Site. The Investor may lose some or all of his or her investments in any of the securities because securities offered on this Site are risky and speculative.
The information contained in this site is subject to change without notice and Parvis cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the information provided. The information contained on this Site does not constitute specific advice of a financial, legal, accounting, tax or investment nature. Please consult your personal advisor before making any investment decisions.
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The content is not a substitute for the skill, judgment and experience of the user, its management, employees, advisors and/or clients when making investment and other business decisions. We are not liable or responsible for any reliance placed on such information by you or anyone who you may inform of any of its contents.
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Relationship Disclosure Information
Purpose Of This Document
Delivery Of This Document
Securities legislation in Canada requires that Parvis delivers to each Client disclosure document(s) which describes the nature of Parvis’ relationship with you, including the products and services that Parvis offers and informs you of conflicts of interest that may arise between you and Parvis. Our Relationship Disclosure Information and other disclosures are accessible from our website and platform. If there is a material change to the information contained in this document, we will notify clients of the updated document.
Information About Parvis
Parvis Investment Services Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Parvis Invest Inc. The common shares of Parvis Invest Inc. are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSX-V”) under the symbol “PVIS”. Parvis Investment Services Inc. is a dealer in the category of Exempt Market Dealer (“EMD”). Parvis Investment Services Inc. is currently registered in all Canadian Provinces with the British Columbia Securities Commission (“BCSC”) acting as its principal regulator.
Parvis provides its clients access to an online real estate investing platform that enables its users to invest in real estate projects and other investment products (the “Platform”). It utilizes best in class technologies to offer an intuitive portal enabling individuals to onboard and invest seamlessly.
Parvis is an EMD for securities offerings (including tokenized securities offerings) and, as an EMD, can buy and/or sell securities on an exempt basis for qualified investors (e.g., permitted clients and/or accredited investors, and eligible investors) that are our clients.
As a securities registrant, Parvis is obligated to make certain disclosures to its Clients when purchasing securities through Parvis or are referred to Issuers or other dealers by Parvis, leading to the purchase of securities. Such disclosures are provided to Clients so that they may understand the nature of their relationship with Parvis and are advised of significant matters regarding their trading and investment activities via Parvis. Also, Parvis is required to make certain other disclosures under provincial and federal laws such as privacy legislation, to make Clients aware of our policy to ensure compliance with the requirements of the legislation. Required disclosures will be made to you via email or our platform, as required.
Products And Services
Parvis is an online platform that facilitates direct investments made by accredited and eligible investors (and other exempt market participants) into real estate projects sponsored by real estate developers, investors, and owners. It also offers various ancillary investment products to accredited and eligible investors. We sell securities (which can be tokenized) of related, unrelated or connected issuers who are investors in the real estate market to individuals and corporations that can rely on an exemption provided under National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus and Registration Exemptions, or other available exemptions, if applicable.
Parvis typically offers securities in real estate investments (the “Parvis Real Estate Funds”) where you can opt to invest directly in a particular real estate property. Clients should consult the offering documentation before making an investment decision.
If you open an account with us, we can act as your dealer when you want to buy and/or sell exempt securities from time to time, typically on a private placement basis, provided you are a qualified investor (e.g., a permitted client and/or an accredited investor, or eligible investor). We would be happy to discuss with you whether or not you are a qualified investor.
Your Relationship With Parvis
Parvis acts as an intermediary broker for Issuer Clients and you. However, Parvis, its registered representatives or its employees, may take an ownership interest in any financing that it facilitates other than the broker warrants that it may receive as commission. Parvis may syndicate its offerings to other registered dealers who are either Exempt Market Dealers or Investment Dealers. Parvis may also participate in syndications of other firms. Parvis is required to ensure such referrals are suitable based on the financial and other information it has collected in your New Account Application Form. Parvis does not purport to provide advice or guidance on its Clients’ general financial needs or circumstances. Client accounts are opened solely for the purpose of transacting in issuer offerings. A negotiated commission fee can be paid to Parvis by an Issuer Client upon completing a financing transaction. Parvis is also entitled to be paid by the Issuer Client certain performance fees and other cash and non-cash considerations as disclosed and outlined in a term sheet included with an Issuer Client’s subscription agreement. Parvis does not provide trading accounts for any of its Investor Clients, nor does Parvis make recommendations when to sell securities. Our registered representatives can explain this process to you, the investment risks, and help determine whether any investments are appropriate for you.
Our Reporting To You
Parvis is an online platform that uses secure technology to enable your investments and our reporting to you. Our platform maintains a permanent ledger of the current and historical state of each investor transaction. By logging into your account, you have real time access to all activities in your account. We deliver electronic copies to each of our clients via our platform for following:
— Confirmations of an investment: Parvis will provide confirmations of security purchases to its Clients that a reasonable investor would consider important about the relationship with Parvis as required by regulation (National Instrument 31-103). Please review your investment purchase confirmation upon reception.
— Account statement: As an EMD, we are required to send an account statement per transaction with the transactional information that describes the price per security and the total value of the transaction as required by regulation (National Instrument 31-103). Every confirmation, statement or other communication sent by Parvis shall be deemed to have been acknowledged as correct by you unless we have received written notice to the contrary within 25 days from sending.
— Document Execution: As an online platform, Parvis uses various softwares to help our Clients to securely and in a seamless manner, complete all investment steps, including contract execution and transfer of funds. All investment steps are completed digitally, with best-in-class technology, to ensure a seamless customer experience.
— Transfer of Funds: Clients will be prompted to invest in the limited partnerships of Investment Offerings by transferring funds to its segregated bank account. Cash fund transfers are in effect automatically through the Parvis platform while registered fund transfers are in effect through a third party and requires processing. Note that in most cases Parvis will not have an ongoing relationship with you as a Client post-closing of a purchase and sale transaction given that Parvis does not hold any securities and as such will not provide a quarterly statement or any other reporting to you as Client post-closing of a purchase and sale transaction.
Liquidity refers to the speed and ease with which an asset may be sold and converted into cash. Most of the securities distributed to you by Parvis may not be sold easily at a fair price and thus represent investments which are relatively illiquid. Most securities may not be liquid because of legal restrictions, the nature of the investment or certain characteristics of the security. The lack of purchasers interested in a given security or market could also explain why a security may be less liquid. To help mitigate the risk of liquidity, Parvis provides access to its Secondary Market to qualified investors. However, if investors want to liquidate assets quickly, there is a risk the proceeds realized from such sale would be less than the fair market value of the assets or less than what could be expected to be realized under normal circumstances. That said, there is no guarantee that investors on the Parvis Platform will be able to sell their investments or otherwise gain liquidity through the secondary market on the Parvis Platform or otherwise. The difficulty of selling illiquid securities may result in a loss or a reduced return for a portfolio.
Terms and Conditions
Acceptance of Terms: “Parvis”, “we”, “us” or “our” means Parvis Invest Inc. or Parvis Investment Services Inc, (when applicable) and the “Investor,” “you” or “your” means a user of the website or registered investor. These Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) are effective as of the first day you agree to them (the “Effective Date”).
The Terms govern the use of the website at www.parvisinvest.com and the Investor Platform (the “Site” or the “Platform”). Please read these Terms set out herein carefully before using the Site as these Terms govern your access to and use of the Site and the Services or any aspect thereof. These Terms exempt Parvis and others from liability and/or limit our and their liability and contain other important provisions that apply to your use of this Site.
Parvis may, at its sole discretion, modify or replace these Terms by posting the updated Terms on the Site. Unless otherwise indicated by Parvis, any changes will become effective on a prospective basis from the date of posting. It is your responsibility to check the Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Service following the posting of any changes to the Terms constitutes acceptance of those changes. The Site will notify you by email when there have been changes to the Terms and Parvis reserves the right to change, suspend, or discontinue the Service or any of its features at any time for any reason. Parvis may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Service without notice or liability. Clicking that you agree to the Terms and Conditions or continuing to use the Site has the same legal effect as signing a paper version.
Summary of Service: Parvis is a Canadian Corporation, registered as an exempt market dealer pursuant to National Instrument 31-103 (Registration Requirements and Exemptions). The Platform is a marketplace for real estate projects, funds and investors seeking to invest directly in alternative investments such as real estate with an attention on community and social impact projects with the potential for financial return. Parvis is currently only offering investments privately offered and are transactions exempt from prospectus and registration requirements (“Investment”). Parvis is currently preparing the necessary regulatory applications to be registered under applicable securities and mortgage laws where it intends to operate. An investor may retain Parvis to perform one or more of the following services:
a) To provide investors with investment opportunities and to facilitate investments by the investor into real estate properties or development projects via its Platform (“Property Offering”).
b) To facilitate every step of the investment process such as document signing (“Offering Agreements”), investment fund transfer and facilitating the opportunity to trade investments on the Platform’s Secondary Market. Offering Agreements includes any subscription agreement, offering disclosure form, or any other agreement entered into related to the sale or distribution of a security.
c) To act as an intermediary broker for property owners and developers (“Property Issuer”) and you (“Services”). A Property Issuer means an entity that requested financing or offered to indirectly sell securities through our Platform.
Registration: You may browse the Site without registering, but to review Investment opportunities you must register. By registering, you represent and warrant to Parvis that you will provide accurate, complete, and updated registration information, and you agree to immediately provide corrected information if any of the submitted information is no longer accurate, complete and current. You further represent and warrant that your use of the Site and the Services does not violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations.
We are legally required to verify your identity for you to use our Services and to subscribe to Property Offerings. Therefore, you acknowledge and agree to disclose certain personal and financial information and that we may share your information with third parties to confirm your eligibility and to verify your identity information. You authorize us to collect and, in applicable instances, submit certain personal information to the securities regulators on your behalf and on behalf of Parvis. This information is being collected on behalf of and used by the applicable securities regulator.
When registering, you shall not use as a User ID any name or term that i) is the name of another person, with the intent to impersonate that person; ii) is subject to any rights of another person, without appropriate authorization; or iii) is offensive, vulgar, or obscene. Parvis reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse registration of or cancel a User ID. You are solely responsible for activity that occurs on your account and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password for the Site. We will treat anyone who uses your User ID and password as "you" for all purposes, and we will hold you responsible for the activities of the person using your password. You will never allow any other person to use your account, nor will you use the account of any other User. You will immediately notify Parvis in writing of any unauthorized use of your account, or other known account related security breach.
a) The Platform means all information, functionality, and otherwise related to the Parvis Web site and app, any Parvis emails, any Parvis Social Media sites or channels, and any related communications. An Investor is a registered user of the Platform, including any corporate entity, registered as an Investor for the purpose of viewing opportunities on the Parvis Platform, providing financing or buying securities from a Property Issuer.
b) To register as a Parvis Investor, you will be required to provide new account client information. This includes Know Your Client Information (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering Information (AML) and accredited or eligible investor (“Qualified Investor”) information. Your account information also includes financial information, tax information and any other information required to confirm your suitability as an investor and to be able to provide you the Services.
c) You are registering as an Investor on our Platform to be eligible to use our Platform and subscribe to Property Offerings. Only registered Investors can see all the information provided in the Property Offerings and make an investment.
d) In order to register as an Investor you must have i) a full legal capacity to enter into, execute, and perform our Terms in your jurisdiction of residence, ii) or on behalf of a business in your jurisdiction of residence for which financing or a purchase of security is being offered and be able to qualify as a Qualified Investor or iii) under some other exception where the prospectus requirement does not apply to a distribution of a security.
e) In most instances, in order to qualify as a Qualified Investor and participate as an Investor on our Platform, you must have at least $1,000,000 in net assets, or must have personal annual net income greater than $75,000, or an annual net income of $100,000 when combined with a spouse’s income. If you want to invest as a non-individual, then you must qualify as a Qualified Investor as defined in the National Instrument 45-106 – Prospectus and Registration Exemptions.
f) If you do not qualify as a Qualified Investor, another option may be available to you, subject to determination and approval by Parvis. You acknowledge, warrant, and agree that you will provide accurate and complete information to Parvis for the accurate determination of whether you qualify as a Qualified Investor and if you can participate as an Investor on our Platform.
Communications: You consent to receive from Parvis all communications including notices, agreements, legally required disclosures, or other information in connection with the Services electronically. Parvis may provide the electronic notices by posting them on the Site and/or emailing you that there has been an update. You agree that Parvis may send communications to you via your mailing address, email, or telephone provided by you in your Account. You agree to notify us of any changes in your address or contact details. Parvis may also deliver information verbally. Communications shall be deemed delivered to you when sent and not when received. Your use of electronic signatures to sign documents legally binds you in the same manner as if you had manually signed such documents. The use of electronic versions of documents fully satisfies any requirement that such documents be provided to you in writing. If you sign electronically, you represent that you have the ability to access and retain a record of such documents. You agree that you are responsible for understanding these documents and agree to conduct business by electronic means.
You are obligated to review the Parvis Services periodically for changes and modifications and agree not to contest the admissibility or enforceability of the Site's electronically stored copy of these Terms in any proceeding arising out of these Terms. Although you consent to electronic delivery, you may elect to deliver communications by other means and such delivery shall not affect your consent. You may revoke consent to electronic delivery of communications and receive a paper version at your election. Parvis shall have a reasonable period to effect such a change and Parvis may charge you a reasonable fee for sending such paper copies. If you elect to use electronic delivery, you agree and represent that you have a suitable computer with Internet access, an email address, and the availability to download, save and/or print communications to retain a record of such communications. You agree that you are solely responsible for maintaining such equipment and services required for online access.
Investment Offerings: Parvis makes certain speculative Investment offerings available on this Site, and these Investments are only suitable for sophisticated users who are familiar with and willing to accept the high risk associated with these types of Investments. In order to invest through this Site, users must have high risk tolerance, low liquidity concerns and be comfortable with making long-term commitments. Users of this Site must be able to afford to lose their entire investment. Offerings have not been reviewed or approved in any way by a securities regulatory authority or regulator in any jurisdiction. Any information provided by Parvis is not intended to provide legal, securities, accounting or tax advice and should not be relied upon in that respect. You should not act or rely on any information on the Site without seeking the advice of a professional. This Site and any information provided in respect of an Investment is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to purchase any security or Investment. Parvis conducts certain vetting and due diligence on issuers who list Investments offers through the Site as required by applicable law. However, Parvis does not guarantee the performance of any Investment. The accuracy of any information in respect of an Investment is solely the responsibility of the applicable issuer, and you must proceed directly against such issuer in the event of any claim you may have about an Investment. You may receive limited ongoing information about an issuer, a potential Investment or an Investment already made. Parvis' listing of an Investment and any annotation provided by Parvis in respect of such Investment does not amount to recommendations to purchase, hold, or sell any securities or to make any investment decisions, and do not address the suitability of any security. All information you receive from Parvis in respect of an Investment is confidential (“Confidential Information”). You agree to use any Confidential Information solely for the purpose of considering and/or completing an investment through the Site, and not for any other purpose, including for any third party's benefit. You agree to keep strictly confidential and not to disclose to or disseminate any of the Confidential Information to anyone without the express written consent of the issuer of an offered Investment except that you may disclose the Confidential Information to your employees, advisors and capital providers who are required to have the information in order to evaluate or engage in discussions regarding an Investment but only after such persons have agreed in writing to confidentiality obligations at least as restrictive as the ones set forth in these Terms. You must ensure that those persons comply with the obligations imposed on you under these Terms and you agree to be liable for any such person's failure to abide by these restrictions. You agree you will not directly or indirectly communicate with or solicit any party making an Investment offer.
Investor Representations and Warranties: The Investor acknowledges, represents, and warrants to Parvis and agrees with Parvis as follows:
a) You have the requisite legal capacity, authority, and power to execute, deliver and perform your obligations under our Terms that become enforceable against you. Your execution of this Agreement and the performance of your obligations hereunder do not conflict with or violate any obligations by which you are bound, whether arising by contract, operation of law, or otherwise.
b) If the Investor is an entity, the trustee, agent, representative or nominee (the “Investor Representative”) accepting our Terms on your behalf has the requisite legal capacity, authority, and power to execute, deliver and perform such execution and the obligations under these Terms, as applicable. You will promptly notify Parvis of any change in such authority, including any changes to the Investor's organizational, delegation or formation documents that change the information the Investor provides to Parvis on opening the Investor’s account.
i) For Entity Clients: If the Investor Representative is accepting our Terms, the Investor and its Investor Representative understand and agree that the representations, warranties, and agreements made herein are made by the Investor both with respect to the Investor and its Investor Representative.
ii) For Joint Investors: If Investors are accepting our Terms jointly, the Investor understands and agrees that the representations, warranties, and agreements made herein are made on behalf of all of the joint account holders and further agrees that each (a) is an Investor; (b) has the authority to act on behalf of the account and that Parvis will accept such instructions from any one investor; (c) is jointly and severally liable per the Terms; and (d) that in the case of death of any of the joint account holders, interest in the investment shall vest in the surviving account holder(s) (in most Provinces) under the same Terms and the surviving Investor(s) shall promptly provide Parvis with written notice thereof and provide any estate documentation reasonably requested by Parvis.
c) You qualify as an accredited or eligible investor under the investor exemptions as defined under Canadian Securities regulators’ National Instrument 45-106.
d) Securities laws provide you as an Investor a right of action or a right of rescission against an issuer of securities, if there is a misrepresentation in the Offering Agreements. You acknowledge that you will carefully review all the documents and timely assert your rights if there is any misrepresentation or false information provided to you. You also acknowledge that no relief will be available if you invest with knowledge of the misrepresentation.
e) No securities regulatory authority has approved or expressed an opinion about any Property Offering or any security, which may be offered on the Parvis Platform.
f) Each Property Offering you choose to consider is a unique security and may not be a suitable investment to you; and that Parvis does not provide investment advice or recommendations to you concerning your proposed investment. You hereby acknowledge that you alone are responsible for your decision to offer financing to a particular security or to buy any particular security.
Restricted Activities: We may in our sole discretion, with or without cause and with or without notice, restrict your access to the Platform. You hereby agree to immediately notify Parvis if you identify any fraudulent activity in connection with our Platform. You agree that you will not do the following in connection with any of our Services, Platform and investment offerings.
1. misrepresent your identity, or describe, present or portray yourself as a person or entity other than yourself
2. represent yourself to any person, as a representative, employee, or agent of Parvis or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries, or purport to speak to any person on behalf of Parvis or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries;
3. contact property issuers in ways other than as authorized by Parvis;
4. publish, share or otherwise disclose any information, business secrets, images, or otherwise from any investment offering to any other person, entity, or party except for the purposes of making an investment decision with respect to the offering investment in question;
5. publish, share or otherwise disclose your password to others;
6. post, upload, publish, display, transmit, share, store or otherwise make or attempt to make publicly available on our Platform or on any other Web site, or in any email, blog, forum or other communication of any kind, any private or Personal Information of any other investor, visitor or other third parties, whether or not such private or personal information is displayed on or ascertainable from the Platform, or obtained or obtainable from sources unrelated to our Platform;
7. post, upload, publish, display, transmit, share, store or otherwise make or attempt to make available on the Platform any material that: i) infringes on any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or right of publicity or privacy; ii) violates any applicable laws; iii) is defamatory or libelous; iv) is lewd, hateful, violent, pornographic or obscene; v) violates any laws regarding unfair competition, anti discrimination or false advertising; vi) promotes violence or contains hate speech; vii) contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other similar harmful programs;
8. violate any laws including but not limited to, the Criminal Code, federal and provincial privacy laws and regulations; and
9. share or otherwise fail to secure your username, email, or password.
Use of the Platform: Parvis is not responsible for any damage (direct, indirect, special, economic, consecutive, exemplary, or punitive) incurred following use or unavailability of this Site, its content, or any action or decision taken by you or another person based on the website, its content or any other unauthorized use or reproduction of the Site or its contents. Parvis takes precautions to protect client information on our website. In certain sections, Parvis uses encryption protocol to protect data transmission. When you are in a protected zone, the lock icon of Web browsers is locked.
User Content: You agree not to post, upload or transmit content that violates any privacy right, publicity right, patent, trademark, contract right, copyright, or other right of any party or other person. Please ensure your activities are appropriate and relevant to the members of this community and contribute positively to the content and conversation herein. Parvis may remove any comments, photos, videos, discussion posts, wall posts and any other visitor or third party posted content that contains confidential information, profanity, illegal material, spam or is otherwise deemed to be inappropriate. Parvis reserves the right to ban from this site any commenters that violate these parameters. Please avoid specific mention or discussions about investment advice, products, or specific securities. Visitors to this page must avoid posting positive reviews of their experiences with the adviser or its services as such testimonials are prohibited under applicable law and may not reflect the experience of all Parvis clients.
The entire content of the site, including third party posts, is archived by Parvis to comply with applicable laws and regulations. Parvis maintains a presence on certain social media sites, currently LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook, but is not affiliated with these sites and has no control over how third-party sites will use the information shared on the site. Please read and understand the privacy policies and terms of service for each social media site you participate in and understand how your information can be displayed and used throughout the site as well as other third-party sites that may be linked to by such third-party sites. The information and opinions are subject to change without notice and do not purport to be complete. If you have questions about our business, you can contact us at email@example.com.
Social Media: Information posted on Parvis's social media sites should not be construed as personalized advice or recommendation of any security or investment strategy by Parvis or any of its affiliates or as an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. If you are a Parvis client and have questions or concerns that are specific to your account(s), please contact us directly. You should never post personal, account or transaction information anywhere on any social media site. Any opinions expressed by Parvis or its employees on its social media accounts are as of the date of publication and are subject to change. Information that Parvis posts on its social media sites is taken from sources that Parvis believes to be reliable but is not guaranteed by Parvis as to accuracy or completeness. Parvis social media sites may contain links to articles or other information that are contained on a third-party website. Parvis does not endorse or accept responsibility for the content, or the use, of the website. Parvis assumes no liability for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions in or from any data or other information provided on the pages. Parvis does not review content, advertisements, activities, or any other information posted on sites linked by third parties. Any opinions or statements posted by third parties are their own and may not be representative of the experience of others or indicative of future performance or success.
Third Party Sites: The Service may permit you to link to other websites or resources on the Internet, and other websites or resources may contain links to the Site. When you access third party websites, you do so at your own risk. Those other websites are not under Parvis's control, and you acknowledge that Parvis is not liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness, or any other aspect of those other websites or resources. The inclusion on another website of any link to the Site does not imply endorsement by or affiliation with Parvis. You further acknowledge and agree that Parvis shall not be liable for any damage related to the use of any content, goods, or services available through any third-party website or resource.
Payment: Any fees or expenses payable in connection with an Investment will be set out in the information and documents provided in respect of such Investment. It is your responsibility to carefully review such documents, and by participating in an Investment you agree that, if any fees or charges are payable by you, you are responsible for and agree to pay promptly, all such fees and charges, including applicable taxes.
Legal, Accounting or Tax Advice: Parvis does not provide legal, accounting or tax advice. Any representation or implication to the contrary is expressly disclaimed. You should consult your own legal, accounting and tax professionals.
Currency: Unless otherwise expressly indicated, all dollar amounts referred to in this Agreement will be in lawful money of Canada.
Limitation of Liability: In no event except for our suitability obligation and other obligations under securities law shall either you or we be liable to one another for any lost profits including special, exemplary, consequential or punitive damages, even if informed of the possibility of such damages. You further agree that in no event shall Parvis be liable or responsible in any manner for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, however caused, resulting from any investment you made in any Property Offering promoted on our Platform. You hereby agree that Parvis’ total liability under or arising out of this Agreement shall be limited to the aggregate amounts paid or due and owing by you to us hereunder.
Indemnification & Risk of Loss: Parvis shall not be obligated to indemnify you against any claims, losses, liability or expense (including, without limitation, costs, charges, legal fees and disbursements) that you may suffer or incur as the result of or based upon any negligent act or omission, willful misconduct or fraudulent action on your part. To the extent permitted under applicable law, you understand and agree that Parvis will not be liable to you for any losses incurred by you that arise out of or are in any way connected with any Property Offering transaction or other act or failure to act of Parvis under our Terms, including, but not limited to, any tax liability asserted against you by any federal, provincial or local authority with respect to the Property Offering, so long as such act or failure to act does not constitute a breach of Parvis’ fiduciary duty to you. You shall indemnify and defend Parvis and its directors, officers, shareholders, employees and affiliates and hold them harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses, as they are incurred, by reason of any act or omission of you or any custodian, broker, agent or other third party selected by Parvis in a commercially reasonable manner or selected by you. In addition to the above indemnities, for entities, the Investor Representative shall further indemnify and defend Parvis and its directors, officers, shareholders, employees and affiliates and hold them harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses, as they are incurred, resulting from or in connection to your assertion of Investor Representative’s lack of proper authorization from you to subscribe to our Terms.
Cancellation: We do not warrant or guarantee that your investment will be accepted by Parvis and that a Property Offering will not be canceled before the investment is to be transferred to the Property Issuer. Parvis cannot guarantee that the Property Offering will perform as agreed. If you do not have any investment agreement in the process of being executed or funds to transfer with respect to an investment offering, you may cancel your account registration at any time. When you enter into any investment agreement, you can terminate such agreement pursuant to its terms. Any investment offering you have entered into prior to the effective date of cancellation shall remain in full force and effect in accordance with their terms.
Assignment: You may not assign, transfer, sublicense or otherwise delegate your rights hereunder to another person.
Non-Canadian investors: This Site and its contents should not be considered an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy securities to any person residing in the United States of America or in any other jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is unlawful, or to any other person to whom it is unlawful to make a solicitation. Investors should contact their financial advisors for further details.
Governing Law: Should any dispute arise from the use of the Platform, the Terms applicable should be governed in accordance with the laws applicable in the Province of British Columbia and the laws of Canada applicable therein regardless of the laws that might otherwise govern under applicable British Columbia principles of conflicts of law.
In consideration of the mutual covenants herein, the Client and Parvis agree as follows:
- These Terms are available on the Parvis Website at ParvisInvest.com where it will be periodically updated. It can be accessed at any time by logging in to our Platform. Any amendment shall be effective upon posting our amended Terms on the Platform or otherwise delivered to you.
- You understand and agree that your continued use of the Platform or our Services after we have posted any amended Terms constitutes your acceptance of the amended Terms. It is your responsibility to consult the Platform for changes or new versions of these Terms.
- To become an Investor on this Platform, you must read and consider our Terms carefully and contact Parvis should you have any questions before entering into it.
- You agree that any electronic transmission or posting of our Terms on our Platform shall constitute an original and legally binding document.
- Your eligibility to participate and use the Platform is subject to final approval by Parvis.
- Our Relationship Disclosure Document, made available on our Platform, is incorporated by reference and forms part of this Agreement.
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Parvis needs to collect Personal Information from our clients and prospective clients in order to properly fulfill its duties. Understanding a client’s needs and wants, financial position and family issues helps ensure that investment recommendations are suitable (when applicable) and that Parvis can offer, provide and enhance its Services to meet client needs. Parvis is committed to protecting the confidentiality of Personal Information in its possession.
“Personal Information” is any information that is identifiable with you. This information may include but is not limited to your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, birthday, age, address, social insurance number, educational and/or employment history, banking information, investment objectives, and investment experience. Personal Information, however, does not include your name, business title or business address and business telephone number in your capacity as an employee of an organization.
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Contacting Parvis about Personal Information
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