Usage Guidelines

Welcome our website. These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern your (and any organization(s) on whose behalf you use the Site, collectively referred to herein as “you”) use of the Site and the contents and materials made available through the Site.

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully before using this Site. By using or accessing this Site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand these Terms and Conditions and that you accept and will be bound by these Terms and Conditions. We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions without advance notice to you. Your continued use of the Site following any such changes to these Terms and Conditions will be conclusively deemed acceptance of such changes. You are responsible for reviewing any applicable changes.

Proprietary Rights

All content on the Site, including product, process, software, technology, copy, graphics, and customized code and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Content”), are the intellectual property of  ours unless otherwise noted or attributed, and are protected by United States and international copyright law, trademark and trade secret law, as well as other state, federal, provincial and international laws and regulation.

Site License

We hereby grant you a revocable, nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to access and display the Site on your own computer for you own internal, non-commercial, personal purposes and to view, copy and print documents and graphics incorporated in this Site under the following conditions:

The documents or graphics are used only for your internal informational, non-commercial, personal purposes, and

Any documents or graphics, or any portion thereof printed or copied by you contains the copyright notices contained in these Terms and Conditions and other applicable notices and attributions contained in such documents or graphics.

We reserve the right to limit the provision of any product or service to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction as it so desires or as required by law, regulation or judicial process. We may add, delete, or change the Site or Content at any time without notice. All use of the Site and its Content is conditioned is on your continued compliance with these Terms and Conditions.

Except as expressly provided herein, we do not grant any express or implied right or license to you to any patent(s), copyright(s), trademark(s), trade secret information or any other intellectual property rights of ours. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms and Conditions, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, republish, download, display, post, transmit or create derivative works of this Site or any Content, in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of us or the respective owner of the Content contained on the Site.

You may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose the Site or any Content, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. Further, you may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing our  name, trademark or service mark without our prior written permission, nor may you use hyperlinks, or similar technology to access the Site or its Content without our express written permission.

Submissions of Information and Privacy

We will not collect any personal information about you (such as your name, address, or telephone number) unless you provide it voluntarily. In the course of using the Site, however, we may automatically track certain information about you. This information may include, among other things, the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our Site or not), what browser you are using, and your IP address. Any information or materials you submit to us via this Site shall NOT be deemed proprietary or confidential. You grant us a nonexclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, republish, display, post, transmit, create derivative works and exploit any information provided by you to the Site or gathered by us from your use of the Site. We will not, however, release your name or publicize that you submitted information or materials to us unless:

  • We obtain your permission to use your name,
  • It is necessary, in our sole discretion, to operate the Site or to comply with governmental, regulatory, or judicial obligations, processes or requests, or
  • We may use cookies on certain pages of our Site. Cookies are small amounts of data that are sent to your browser from our web server and are stored on your computer’s hard drive, not on our Site. Cookies allow us to track where you go on our Site, or to make it easier for you to return on subsequent visits to those areas that are of most interest you. Cookies can also help us provide information which is targeted to your interests. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, however, removing cookies may reduce the speed at which you move through our Site or limit your ability to access certain portions of our Site. We have implemented a number of security features throughout the Site to help prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personal information. Please be advised, however, that although we have endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted to us via the Site or e-mail cannot be guaranteed. We have no responsibility or liability for the security of information transmitted via the Internet.

Restrictions on Use

You agree not to knowingly: (i) use any device, software or technique to interfere with or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site; (ii) post or transmit to the Site any unlawful, fraudulent, harassing, libelous, profane, obscene or otherwise objectionable information of any kind; (iii) post or send to the Site any information that contains a virus, bug, Trojan horse, or other harmful item; (iv) post or transmit into or on the Site any information in violation of another party’s copyright or other intellectual property rights; (v) take any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.

We reserve the right to refuse to post or to remove any information on the Site, in whole or in part, for any reason. You agree to comply with all governmental laws, statutes, ordinances, regulations and judicial orders (including any of the foregoing related to unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising) regarding your use of the Site.

Disclaimers

THIS SITE AND ALL CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND ANY CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY THAT THIS SITE OR ANY CONTENT WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS, IF ANY, WILL BE CORRECTED.

Limitations of Liability

YOUR SOLE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY PROBLEM WITH THIS SITE OR ANY CONTENT SHALL BE TO DISCONTINUE USING THIS SITE OR SUCH CONTENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE OR ANY SUCH CONTENT, WHETHER UNDER A THEORY OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, injuries, liabilities, losses, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), relating to, arising from or concerning (a) any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you, or (b) your use of the Site. Links to Other Sites The Site may contain links to other Websites. We are not responsible for the availability of such other sites and does not endorse or adopt, and is not responsible or liable for any content, products, services or other materials available on such other sites or any correspondence or dealing with such sites or their sponsors. When leaving this Site to visit a linked site, you should be aware that our terms and conditions and policies do not apply to your use of the linked site, and therefore, you should review the applicable terms, conditions and policies, including privacy and data-gathering practices, of each linked site.

Confidentiality on the Internet

Use of the Internet is solely at your own risk and is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. We are not responsible for the security of any information transmitted over the Internet. You assume all risks in transmitting material to or from this Site and must make your own determination as to these matters.

Term, Termination and Suspension

We reserve the right at any time and for any reason to deny you access to the Site or any portion thereof, to discontinue the Site or any portion thereof, to change the Site, or to change the Internet address at which the Site may be accessed. Any such change will be effective without notice.