SITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
1. User’s Acknowledgment and Acceptance of Terms
2. Description of Services
We make various services available on this site including, but not limited to, microblogging, news and event listing, commenting, asking questions, and other like services. You are responsible for providing, at your own expense, all equipment necessary to use the services, including a computer, modem, and Internet access (including payment of all fees associated with such access).
3. Registration Data and Privacy
In order to access certain services on this site, you may be required to use an account and password obtainable by completing our registration form that requests particular information and data (“Registration Data”). You may be required to maintain and update your Registration Data from time to time. Through your registration, you warrant that all information provided in the Registration Data is true and accurate and that you will update this information as required to maintain its accuracy and completeness.
4. Third Party Sites and Information
This site may link you to other sites on the Internet or otherwise include references to products, services, documents or information provided by other parties. These other sites and parties are not under our control, and you acknowledge that we are not responsible for the accuracy, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link or reference is provided merely as a convenience and does not imply endorsement of, or association with, the site or party by us or our Affiliates, or any warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
Creating or maintaining any link from another website to any page of this site without our prior written permission is prohibited. Running or displaying this site or any material displayed on this site in frames or through similar means on another website without our prior written permission is prohibited. Any permitted links to this site must comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
5. Conduct on Site
Your use of the site is subject to all applicable laws and regulations of your locality, state, nation and other relevant governing bodies. You are solely responsible for the substance and means of your communications to and form the site. By posting information in or otherwise using any communications service, e.g., chat room, message board, newsgroup, software library, or other interactive service, that may be available to you on or through this site, you agree that you will not do the following:
a. distribute visual or audible content that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, racist, sexist, profane, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), pornographic, or otherwise violates our rules or policies;
b. victimize, harass, degrade, or intimidate an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
c. infringe on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, mask work, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party;
d. distribute unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk email (also known as “spamming“), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation;
e. distribute content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party;
f. participate in any or any form of lottery, sweepstakes, or gambling;
g. impersonate any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives;
h. use your account to breach security of another account or attempt to gain unauthorized access to another network or server; or
i. interfere with anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the site or other similar services.
Furthermore, as a matter of courtesy, please make ensure that your postings and communications in newsgroups and chats are relevant to the subject at hand. It is normal for some topics to drift from the stated subject. However, to ensure maximum benefit for everyone, we encourage you to keep your postings as close to the subject as possible.
6. Intellectual Property Information
Copyright (c) June 10, 2014 All Rights Reserved.
Neither we or our Affiliates warrant or represent that your use of materials displayed on, or obtained through, this site will not infringe the rights of third parties. See “User’s Materials” below for a description of the procedures to be followed in the event that any party believes that content posted on this site infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party.
7. Compensation for Contribution
We may offer payment for content contributed to the site. We may also offer to make donations to charity when material is contributed to the site. The amount that we offer as payment or the amount we offer to donate may change. We will attempt to contact you to let you know that the amount offered is changing, but even if we do not contact you, we have no obligation to continue any previous payment or donation amount after we change that amount.
8. Unauthorized Use of Materials
Please do not submit confidential or proprietary information to us unless we have mutually agreed in writing otherwise. We are also unable to accept your unsolicited ideas or proposals, so please do not submit them to us in any circumstance.
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you or any user of this site believes its copyright, trademark or other property rights have been infringed by a posting on this site, you or the user should send notification to our Designated Agent (as identified below) immediately. To be effective, the notification must include:
1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon or other information sufficient to specify the copyrighted work being infringed).
2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above.
3. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you (email address is preferred).
4. Provide information, if possible, sufficient to permit us to notify the owner/administrator of the allegedly infringing webpage or other content (email address is preferred).
5. Include the following statement: “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
6. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
7. Sign the paper.
8. Send the written communication to the following address:
Designated Agent for Claimed Infringement:
1553 Mary Ellen Ct
McLean VA 22101
You acknowledge and agree that upon receipt of a notice of a claim of copyright infringement, we may immediately remove the identified materials from our site without liability to you or any other party and that the claims of the complaining party and the party that originally posted the materials will be referred to the United States Copyright Office for adjudication as provided in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
9. Disclaimer of Warranties
ALL MATERIALS AND SERVICES ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (A) THE SERVICES AND MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (B) THE SERVICES AND MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR MATERIALS WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SITE FROM US OR OUR AFFILIATES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR BE FREE FROM MISTAKES, ERRORS OR DEFECTS.
THIS SITE MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER MISTAKES, INACCURACIES, OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WE MAY ALTER THE MATERIALS AND SERVICES ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING PRICES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES LISTED HEREIN AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. THE MATERIALS OR SERVICES OF THIS SITE MAY BE OUTDATED, AND WE DISCLAIM ANY COMMITMENT TO UPDATE SUCH MATERIALS OR SERVICES.
THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR RECEIPT BY OF ANY MATERIALS THROUGH THIS SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND WITH YOUR AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES.
THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SITE, YOU MAY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE IN COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS AND VENDORS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ALL TRANSACTIONS RELATING TO ANY MERCHANDISE OR SERVICES OFFERED BY ANY PARTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE PURCHASE TERMS, PAYMENT TERMS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES, MAINTENANCE AND DELIVERY TERMS RELATING TO SUCH TRANSACTIONS, ARE AGREED TO SOLELY BETWEEN THE SELLER OR PURCHASER OF SUCH MERCHANDISE AND SERVICES AND YOU. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY TRANSACTIONS EXECUTED THROUGH, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE, AND YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SUCH TRANSACTIONS ARE CONDUCTED ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANY WARRANTY THAT IS PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MATERIALS, OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE FROM A THIRD PARTY IS PROVIDED SOLELY BY SUCH THIRD PARTY, AND NOT BY US OR ANY OTHER OF OUR AFFILIATES.
You understand and agree that temporary interruptions of the services available through this site may occur as normal events. You further understand and agree that we have no control over third party networks you may access in the course of the use of this site, and therefore, delays and disruption of other network transmissions are completely beyond our control.
You understand and agree that the services available on this site are provided “AS IS” and that we assume no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.
SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
10. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR OF ANY WEB SITE REFERENCED OR LINKED TO FROM THIS SITE.
FURTHER, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR THIRD PARTY GOODS AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THIS SITE OR FOR ASSISTANCE IN CONDUCTING COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE PROCESSING OF ORDERS.
SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
By accessing this site, you hereby agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us and our Affiliates harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorneys’ fees that arise from your use or misuse of this site. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.
12. Security and Password
If you have received a password and an account, you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you accept responsibility for all actions, statement, and conduct that derive from your account. Therefore, you must take steps to ensure that others do not gain access to your password and account. Our personnel will never ask you for your password. You may not transfer or share your account with anyone, and we reserve the right to immediately terminate your account if you do transfer or share your account.
13. Participation in Promotions
This site may include advertisements or promotions offered by third parties (the “advertiser”). Any correspondence, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such advertisements or promotions are solely between you and the advertiser. We assume no liability, obligation or responsibility any such correspondence or promotion, including the results thereof.
14. E-mail, Messaging, Blogging, and Chat Services
We may make email, messaging, blogging, or chat services (collectively, “Communications”) available to users of our site, either directly or through a third-party provider. Pursuant to providing Communications, we may includes separate supplemental agreements characterizing the relationship between you and us or third parties that, except where expressly noted or contradictory, include these Terms.
We may employ automated monitoring devices or techniques to protect our users from mass unsolicited communications (also known as “spam“) and/or other types of electronic communications that we deem inconsistent with our business purposes. However, such devices or techniques are not perfect, and we will not be responsible for any legitimate communication that is blocked, or for any unsolicited communication that is not blocked.
Mailboxes may have a limited storage capacity. If you exceed the maximum permitted storage space, we may employ automated devices that delete or block email messages that exceed the limit. We will not be responsible for such deleted or blocked messages.
15. International Use
Although this site may be accessible worldwide, we make no representation that materials on this site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws. Any offer for any product, service, and/or information made in connection with this site is void where prohibited.
16. Termination of Use
Upon termination or suspension, regardless of the reasons therefore, your right to use the services available on this site immediately ceases, and you acknowledge and agree that we may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or this site. We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any claims or damages arising out of any termination or suspension or any other actions taken by us in connection with such termination or suspension.
17. Governing Law
This site (excluding any linked sites) is controlled by us from our offices within the State of Virginia, United States of America. It can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of Virginia, by accessing this site both of us agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Virginia, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof and the United Nations Convention on the International Sales of Goods, will apply to all matters relating to the use of this site and the purchase of products and services available through this site. Each of us agrees and hereby submits to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue any court of competent jurisdiction within the State of Virginia with respect to such matters.
All notices to a party shall be in writing and shall be made either via email or conventional mail. Notices to us must be sent to the attention of Customer Service at firstname.lastname@example.org, if by email, or at Colder Scientific, 1553 Mary Ellen Ct, McLean VA, 22101 if by conventional mail. Notices to you may be sent to the address supplied by you as part of your Registration Data. In addition, we may broadcast notices or messages through the site to inform you of changes to the site or other matters of importance, and such broadcasts shall constitute notice to you at the time of sending.
19. Entire Agreement
In addition to any excuse provided by applicable law, we shall be excused from liability for non-delivery or delay in delivery of products and services available through our site arising from any event beyond our reasonable control, whether or not foreseeable by either party, including but not limited to, labor disturbance, war, fire, accident, adverse weather, inability to secure transportation, governmental act or regulation, and other causes or events beyond our reasonable control, whether or not similar to those which are enumerated above.
21. Contact Information
of Use, please contact us at email@example.com.