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Agreement Between User and Information Governance Initiative (“IGI”)

The IGI’s website is comprised of various Web pages operated by the IGI or its Affiliates (collectively, the IGI Websites).

The IGI Websites are offered to you conditioned upon your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the IGI Websites constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

In the event that any of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein conflict with any other terms and guidelines contained within any particular IGI website, then these terms shall control.

Modification of Terms of Use

The IGI reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which the IGI Websites are offered, including but not limited to any charges associated with the use of the IGI Websites. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms and conditions.

Use Limitation

Unless otherwise indicated on the IGI Websites, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from the IGI Websites.

Links to Third Party Sites

The IGI Websites may contain links to other Websites (Linked Sites). The Linked Sites are not under the control of the IGI, and the IGI is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. The IGI is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. The IGI is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the IGI of the site or any association with its operators.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the IGI Websites, you warrant to the IGI that you will not use the IGI Websites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the IGI Websites in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the IGI Websites or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the IGI Websites. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the IGI Websites.

Use of Communication Services

The IGI Websites may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal Web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, Communication Services). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send, and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute, or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, or unlawful topic, name, material, or information
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, or chain letters
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal, or other proper notices or proprietary designations or label of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations

The IGI has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services; however, the IGI reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. The IGI reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

The IGI reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in the IGI’s sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information in any Communication Service. The IGI does not control or endorse the content, messages, or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, the IGI specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized IGI spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of the IGI.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction, and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

Materials Provided to the IGI or Posted at Any IGI Web Site

The IGI does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to the IGI (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input, or submit to any IGI Web Site or its associated services (collectively, Submissions). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing, or submitting your Submission, you are granting the IGI, its affiliated companies, and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. The IGI is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in the IGI’s sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing, or submitting your Submission, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input, or submit the Submissions.

Liability Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE IGI WEBSITES MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. THE IGI AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE IGI WEBSITES AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE IGI WEBSITES SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL, OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS, AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.

THE IGI AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE IGI WEBSITES FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE IGI AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE IGI AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF PERFORMANCE OF THE IGI WEBSITES, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE IGI WEBSITES OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE IGI WEBSITES, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE IGI WEBSITES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE IGI OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE IGI WEBSITES, OR WITH AN OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE IGI WEBSITES. SERVICE CONTACT: info@iginitiative.com

Termination/Access Restriction

The IGI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to any or all IGI Websites and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.

General

This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New York. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts in the State of New York in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the IGI Websites. Use of the IGI Websites is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this Section. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and the IGI as a result of this Agreement or use of the IGI Websites. The IGI’s performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement is in derogation of the IGI’s right to comply with governmental, court, and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the IGI Websites or information provided to or gathered by the IGI with respect to such use. If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and the IGI with respect to the IGI Websites, and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the user and the IGI with respect to the IGI Websites. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

Copyright and Trademark Notices

All contents of the IGI Websites are: Copyright 2014 Information Governance Initiative LLC and/or its suppliers, Information Governance Initiative LLC, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 4300, New York, NY 10020, United States. All rights reserved.

Trademarks

All proper names appearing on the IGI Websites are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the IGI. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.