Acceptance of Terms:
These Terms may be revised at any time for any reason, and we may provide you notice of these changes by any reasonable means, including by posting the revised version of the Terms on the Site. You can determine when we last updated these Terms by referring to the “Last Updated” legend at the top of this Agreement. By accessing, browsing or using the Site following the posting of changes to these Terms, you accept such changes. You agree to use the Site for lawful purposes only in a manner consistent with any and all applicable rules, laws and regulations. Any use of the Site in a manner inconsistent with these Terms is deemed unauthorized access and may subject you to civil or criminal penalties. We strongly recommend that you periodically visit this page of the Site to review these Terms.
The Site contains content owned or licensed by the Company, including without limitation, graphics, and other works on the Site, the Site’s design and coding, all computer programs used and licensed in connection with the Site, and the look and feel of the Site (collectively, the “Site Content”). These materials are protected under copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws. Company and its licensors and service providers reserve and shall retain their entire right, title and interest in and to the Site and the Site Content, including all copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights therein or relating thereto, except as expressly granted to you in these Terms. You will not remove, alter or conceal any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Site Content and you will not reproduce, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works based on, perform, display, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast, sell, license or otherwise exploit the Site Content.
As long as you comply with these Terms, Company grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable right to access and make personal, non-commercial use of the Site in compliance with these Terms. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. You do not acquire any ownership interest in the Site under these Terms, or any other rights thereto other than to use the Site in accordance with the license granted, and subject to all terms, conditions and restrictions of these Terms.
All product and service names, images, logos or other indicia are registered and unregistered trademarks and service marks owned by Company or its subsidiaries or affiliates or a third party. All trademarks, service marks and company names (each a “Mark”) used in connection with the Site are the property of Company or third-parties and shall remain the property of Company and such third-parties. Nothing contained in the Site shall be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any such Mark without the prior written permission of Company or such third-party that may own such Mark. Your misuse of any such Mark, or any other Site Content, is strictly prohibited.
Each registration is for a single user only. In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself or your company as requested on the Site registration form and to maintain and promptly update the information (including, in particular, your e-mail address) you provide from time to time as necessary to keep the information true, accurate, current and complete. By accepting these Terms, you represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age or older and that, if you have accepted these Terms on behalf of any business (such as a corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other organization) or other entity, you represent and warrant that you have legal authority to do so. If you provide information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site.
After you register on the Site, you may receive a password for your use of the Site. You are responsible for keeping your password confidential. You acknowledge and agree that you may not share your password with any other person, including any other director, officer, or employee of your business (who we may separately register as a user upon request). You will be responsible for all uses and activity that occurs through your password or account. You will close the browser window for the Site at the end of each use, and you will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 4.
Your Use of the Site:
You are solely responsible and liable for all data, information and other materials (“User Content”) that you submit, upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit (“Transmit”) in connection with the Site. In addition, we have no control over, and shall have no liability for, any damages resulting from the use (including without limitation republication) or misuse by any third-party of information made public through the Site. IF YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT TO US, OR OTHERWISE MAKE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION OR OTHER INFORMATION PUBLICLY AVAILABLE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK AND COMPANY SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY THEREFOR.
You agree that you will not, and will not permit anyone else to, directly or indirectly: (a) Transmit any User Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, hateful, obscene, harassing, tortious, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, pornographic, profane, vulgar, offensive, lewd, invasive of another’s privacy or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (b) use the Site to stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation others’ privacy rights or rights of publicity, or harvest or collect personal information, including e-mail addresses, about other users of the Site; (c) Transmit any User Content: (i) that you do not have the right to Transmit, under any law or contractual or fiduciary relationships, including, without limitation, any inside information or proprietary or confidential information; (ii) that infringes any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right or misappropriates any trade secret or right of privacy of any third-party; (iii) that constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials, “spam,” “chain letters,” or pyramid schemes; or (iv) that contains any software routine, code, instruction or virus that is designed to disable, delete, modify, damage or erase software, hardware or data; (d) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise any User Content Transmitted through the Site; (e) interfere with the Site or servers or networks used in connection with the Site; (f) interfere with the ability of others to use the Site; (g) copy, download, transmit, modify, reproduce, sell, resell, sub-license, distribute, publish, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, assign, transfer or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Site, the Site Content or any User Content contained therein, except for the Permitted Exported Content; (h) conduct your business using the Site in a way that is unfair, unlawful, or constitutes a deceptive business practice; (i) use any robot, spider, or other automatic device to monitor or copy portions of the Site or the Site Content without Company’s prior written permission; (j) include in any thirty-party website any hypertext link to any page or location within the Site without Company’s prior written permission; (k) mirror or display the Site or any portion thereof in frames without Company’s prior written permission; or (l) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, other users of the Site, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make.
You acknowledge and agree that Company may disclose or use any User Content that you Transmit for purposes that include, but are not limited to: (a) enforcing these Terms; (b) complying with any laws, regulations or rules of any federal, state or local government or agency; (c) responding to claims that any User Content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protecting the rights or property of Company, its customers or the public. With respect to User Content that you Transmit to the Site, you grant Company a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive license to use, copy, excerpt, reproduce, display, publish, modify, distribute and create derivative works of such User Content in any form or media, and to allow others to do so, however, Company will only share personally identifiable information that you provide in accordance with Company’s Privacy Statement at [insert link to privacy statement]. As between the parties, we own all right, title, and interest in and to all intellectual property rights in all materials, products or services developed by us, or on behalf of us by third parties, based on or including as a component thereof any such information as described above, and all generalized knowledge, skill, know-how and expertise relating to such information.
Company does not review User Content posted to the Site and is not in any manner responsible for the content of any User Content. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated content on the Site, Company is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any User Content or activities on the Site. However, Company reserves the right to block, remove, move or edit any of the submissions in its sole discretion.
Company has not reviewed all of the websites linked to the Site and is not responsible for the content of any third-party pages or any other websites linked to the Site. Nothing in the Site, including, without limitation, any links to other websites, should be construed as an endorsement of any products, services or information of any other persons or companies by Company. Your choice to link to any other website is at your own risk, and you agree to comply with all terms and conditions relating to such websites. Company reserves the right not to link, or to remove the link, to a particular website at any time. Any links to third-party websites are provided as a convenience to you and are neither owned nor operated by Company. Company has no control over these linked websites and makes no representations or warranties with respect to these linked websites. Your viewing and use of any third-party websites is at your sole discretion and risk.
Special Admonitions for International Use:
This Site is hosted in the United States and is intended for use by residents of the United States of America only. All matters relating to the Site are governed exclusively by the laws the State of North Carolina in the United States of America and not the jurisdiction in which you are located. If you are located outside of the United States of America and you contact us, please be advised that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States of America and that by submitting information, you explicitly authorize such transfer.
You agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates, business partners, contractors, clients and service providers, and their respective officers, employees, agents and representatives from and against any claims, liabilities, costs or damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and paralegal fees through final appeals, made by any third party, relating to or arising from your use of the Site, any User Content that you Transmit to or through the Site, any violation of these Terms by you, or any other act or omission by you, including your violation of any rights of another, arising from your use of the Site.
You acknowledge and agree that Company may terminate your access to use of the Site for any reason, including, without limitation, your violation of these Terms. You agree that Company may terminate your access to and use of the Site without prior notice. You acknowledge and agree that Company may modify, limit, suspend or discontinue the Site or any part of the Site at any time, without notice. Company may also, from time to time, establish general rules and policies regarding use of the Site. Company will post such rules and policies on the Site, and you agree that your compliance with such rules and policies shall be a condition of your use or continued use of the Site. Company shall have no liability or responsibility with respect to any lost Site Content, User Content, or other data, such as the deletion of or failure to store Site Content, User Content, or other data. All provisions of these Terms that by their nature should survive termination of your right to access and use the Site shall survive (including, but not limited to, all limitations on liability, releases, indemnification obligations, disclaimers of warranties, and intellectual property protections and licenses). Company reserves the right to, but has no obligation to, store or keep copies of any Site Content, User Content, or other information, unless otherwise required by law or court order. All applicable fees paid by you to Company pursuant to your registration are nonrefundable unless Company terminates your access to use the Site without good cause, in which case Company will refund to you a prorated amount of any prepaid fees for the portion of the applicable term for which access to the Site was not provided.
Disclaimer of Warranties:
THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL OF ITS CONTENT, IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, NEITHER COMPANY NOR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES, MANAGERS, OFFICERS OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “COMPANY PARTIES”) MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO: (A) THE SITE; (B) THE SITE CONTENT; (C) USER CONTENT; OR (D) SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO THE SITE. IN ADDITION, THE COMPANY PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.
THE COMPANY PARTIES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SITE AVAILABLE IS FREE FROM ANY HARMFUL COMPONENTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, VIRUSES. THE COMPANY PARTIES DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE INFORMATION (INCLUDING ANY INSTRUCTIONS) ON THE SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR USEFUL. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE COMPANY PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION, AND THE COMPANY PARTIES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM SUCH WARRANTIES. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION'S LAW IS APPLICABLE TO YOU AND THESE TERMS. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE SITE.
THE COMPANY PARTIES DO NOT ENDORSE CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY CONTENT.
- Limitation of Liability; Waiver:
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE COMPANY PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES) THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO: (A) THE SITE; (B) THE SITE CONTENT; (C) USER CONTENT; (D) YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE; (E) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION BY THE COMPANY PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES REGARDING YOUR OR ANY OTHER PARTY’S USE OF THE SITE; (F) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS; (G) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SITE’S OPERATION; OR (H) ANY DAMAGE TO ANY USER’S COMPUTER, MOBILE DEVICE, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT OR TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE FROM ANY SECURITY BREACH OR FROM ANY VIRUS, BUGS, TAMPERING, FRAUD, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER LINE OR NETWORK FAILURE OR ANY OTHER TECHNICAL OR OTHER MALFUNCTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR EVEN IF THE COMPANY PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, OR THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF THE SITE). IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY PARTIES TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OR ACTION EXCEED ONE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($100.00).
YOU AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT YOU INCUR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURIES THAT ARISE OUT OF COMPANY’S ACTS OR OMISSIONS, THE DAMAGES, IF ANY, CAUSED TO YOU ARE NOT IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION PREVENTING ANY EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEB SITE, SERVICE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE COMPANY PARTIES, AND YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHTS TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISING, EXHIBITION OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEB SITE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE COMPANY PARTIES.
BY ACCESSING THE SITE, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction:
Company operates the Site from Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A. These Terms and the transactions they contemplate, including without limitation their interpretation, construction, performance and enforcement shall be governed by the laws of the State of North Carolina, U.S.A. without reference to conflict or choice of law provisions, as applicable to contracts made and performed entirely within such State. The International Convention on the Sale of Goods, and other international treaties that are not mandatory with respect to contracts made and performed entirely in North Carolina, shall not apply. The exclusive forum for the resolution of any dispute relating to these Terms shall be in the state courts of North Carolina, U.S.A., or the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina and you agree to personal jurisdiction of such courts over you with regard to any dispute relating to these Terms and agree to service of process on you by e-mail to the address you have submitted on the Site, if any, and by any other means permitted by law.
You may not assign, sublicense or otherwise transfer (including by operation of law) any of your rights under these Terms without the prior written consent of the Company. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. Headings in these Terms are for convenience only and shall have no legal meaning or effect. No action arising under this Agreement may be brought at any time more than twelve (12) months after the facts occurred upon which the cause of action arose. These Terms, and not the conduct between us or any trade practice, shall control the interpretation of these Terms between the parties respecting the Site. Company’s failure to enforce a particular provision of these Terms does not mean that Company waives the right to enforce it in the future; Company shall waive such a right only in writing. These Terms may not be assigned by the Company without your prior written consent; provided, however, that such consent shall not be required for any assignment by Company in connection with a merger or other business combination transaction or a sale or transfer by Company of all or substantially all of Company’s business to which the particular Subscriber Service relates (an “Acquisition”), provided further, that upon an Acquisition, any User Content provided by you in connection with such Subscriber Service shall be transferable to and usable by the acquiring entity, subject to the acquiring entity’s compliance with these Terms.
These Terms and all other written agreements duly executed between you and Company in connection with your use of the Site constitute the entire agreement between you and Company with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede any prior or contemporaneous proposals, discussions, communications, or oral agreements heretofore made.
Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement:
If you believe that your work has been copied in the Site Content or any User Content in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide to us the written information specified below.
- An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
- Your address, telephone number and email address;
- A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
- A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.