BY USING OR ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE, YOU’RE ACCEPTING AND AGREEING TO ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
BizLink Global, (“BLG”; “our”; “we”; or “us”) a subsidiary of Patty Farmer & Associates, Inc. welcomes you to BizLinkGlobal.com (“Website’). The Website provides a networking and educational community for entrepreneurs and business professionals. The Website also provides forums and other messaging, rating and communication programs (collectively referred to herein as “Services”). In order to use the Services, you must agree to the Terms and Conditions (“Agreement”) herein before you may access and/or use the Website.
You agree to be responsible for compliance with any applicable local, state, federal, and international laws that you come under jurisdiction of. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this Website. The Materials contained in this Website are registered and protected by applicable copyright and trademark laws. Upon access to this Website, you agree to accept the following Terms:
By accessing, using, or providing personal information through any of our Services, or the use of our Website, you represent and warrant being at least thirteen (13) years of age. In the event you are under eighteen (18) years of age, your parent(s) or legal guardian must agree to be bound with you by this Agreement or you must immediately cease using the Website or any of our Services. Otherwise, you represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years of age and have the right, authority and capacity to agree to this Agreement and to abide by all of its Terms and Conditions.
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) protects the online privacy of children less than thirteen (13) years of age. We do not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If we learn that personal information has been collected from a User under thirteen (13) years of age on or through the Website, then we will take the appropriate steps to deactivate any account associated with the child and delete any personal information of the child. Parents need to take an active role in their children on the internet and monitor what they are viewing.
Username and Password: You will be asked during the registration process to choose a username and password. We reserve the right to refuse to grant you any username, in our sole discretion, if the username that you choose is invalid. Invalid usernames include, but are not limited to, usernames that are vulgar or offensive; usernames that attempt to impersonate another individual or company; or usernames which violate trademark law, which may cause confusion or which violate any other proprietary rights of any company or individual.
You agree that you are solely responsible for any and all activities that are conducted using your account. Please keep your username and password confidential. You agree that you will not transfer, resell or allow any other third party to use your username and/or password to access the Website. If you have reason to believe that your username and/or password have become compromised, you agree to immediately notify BLG of such event by emailing BLG at email@example.com. For security reasons, BLG will not release username or password information for any reason, other than to the applicable user, except as may be specifically required by law or court order.
Limited, Non Exclusive License: You are hereby granted a non exclusive, non transferable, limited license (“License”) to access and use the Services and Website in accordance with this Agreement. This License may be revoked at any time at the sole discretion of BLG. The License permits you to access and use the Services and Website for your own individual use. No part of the Website and/or Services may be reproduced in any form or incorporated into any information retrieval system, electronic or mechanical. The License specifically prohibits you from copying, emulating, renting, leasing, decompiling, transferring, disassembling, cloning, attempting to discover the source code for or reverse engineering the Website, Services or any portion thereof.
In addition, your License specifically prohibits you from using any software, device or routine to interfere with the normal or proper working order of the Services or Website. You may not engage in any action which creates an unreasonably large load on BLG infrastructure. Unauthorized access to the Services and/or Website breaches this Agreement and is a violation of applicable law.
Proprietary Rights: All of the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion, software, services, computer coding and other matters related to the Website and associated Services, are the sole property of BLG, except where specifically indicated. As such, they are protected to the maximum extent permitted by copyright laws, trademark laws, other proprietary laws (including, but not limited to, intellectual property and trade secret laws) and international treaties.
Any content displayed on the Website is protected by copyright law and international treaties as an original work, a compilation and a collective work. Any reproduction, modification, creation of plagiaristic works from or the distribution of the Website or the collective work and/or copying or in any way reproducing the Website or any portion thereof to any fixed medium for reproduction or redistribution is prohibited without the express written consent of BLG. Without limiting any of the specific rights or prohibitions herein, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell or exploit for any commercial purpose the Services or Website or any aspect or portion thereof.
We do not claim to own any of the content posted by users. Any copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights that may exist in those works are the sole and exclusive rights of the author and/or artist who created such work. However, by posting such material in any of the public areas of the Website, you automatically represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, and have chosen to grant, a perpetual, irrevocable license to copy, perform, display and distribute such content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate said content into, other works.
Online Content: Advice, articles, blog posts, opinions, statements, profiles, offers or other information or content made available through the Services on the Website are entirely the responsibility and work of their respective author and/or artist and not of BLG. Reliance on the statements therein is done at the user’s own risk. Each respective author and/or artist is responsible for the content of his or her statements or other information posted on the Website. BLG does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information available on the Website and/or through the Services and neither, adopts, endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the Website. By using the Services and Website you affirm that you understand this and that you hold BLG harmless from any and all loss or damage resulting from anyone’s reliance on information or other content posted on the Website.
In addition, you agree that you are solely responsible for any content that you post, email or otherwise make available through the Services on the Website and that you have the right to post such material.
Online Conduct: As a user, you agree that you are solely responsible for the content and/or information that you publish, transmit and/or post on the Website. You agree to use the Services and Website in a manner that conforms to any and all applicable laws and regulations.
BLG reserves the right; although has no obligation, to reject any membership, posting, photograph, video, audio file and/or image that does not comply with this Agreement and/or any other of our policies.
You agree not to:
Engaging in any of the aforementioned prohibited practices shall be deemed a breach of this Agreement and may result in the immediate termination of your membership without notice, in the sole discretion of BLG, pursuant to the terms of this Agreement. BLG reserves the right to pursue any and all legal remedies against users who engage in such prohibited conduct.
Dealing with Other Users: BLG does not control the information that is provided by users for our Services and/or on our Website. Please use common sense and reasonable caution when dealing with users on the Website; keeping your safety in mind when communicating with any users of our Services and/or Website.
BLG is under no obligation to do monitor any dispute between users. Users are solely responsible for any interactions that you have with other users or third parties that you may encounter through our Services and/or Website. In the event you have a dispute with any other user, or third party found through the Services and/or Website, you agree to hold BLG, its officers, directors, agents, successors in rights, subsidiaries and employees harmless in any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of any kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of, or in any way connected with such disputes and release BLG, its officers, directors, agents, successors in rights, subsidiaries and employees from any liability connected with such disputes.
If you are a California resident, you agree to specifically waive California Civil Code §1542, which states:
“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.”
BLG offers an annual membership which shall entitle you to benefits and opportunities above and beyond those available to “Auditor Level” member users. The annual fee charged for a paid membership is non-refundable.
We at BLG have zero tolerance to Spam and all users must adhere to a “No SPAM” Policy. You acknowledge and agree that sending unsolicited email advertisements to our users, whether or not you are using BLG’s computer system to send such email, are expressly prohibited by this Agreement. Such use may constitute a violation of federal and state laws including, but not limited to, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030 et seq.) and the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. Such misuse of the Services and/or Website may subject the sender to civil and criminal penalties. If we are informed that you are sending such email advertisements, we will terminate your account immediately and, if necessary, will take other steps to keep you from using the Services and Website. BLG cooperates with all legal authorities necessary to ensure the safety of its users and their personal information.
The Services and/or Website may provide hyperlinks, banner advertisements, pop-ups and/or other online methods to redirect you to other third party internet resources and/or websites. BLG has no control over such resources and/or websites; you hereby acknowledge and agree that BLG is not responsible for the availability of such third party resources and/or websites. Furthermore, BLG does not endorse, and is not responsible or liable for, any content, advertising, services, products and/or other materials at or available through such third party resources and/or websites, or for any damages and/or losses incurred through such resources and/or websites.
Intellectual Property Rights: All Users acknowledge BLG is the sole owner of all interest, rights, and title to the Website, its content, and its Services, including without limitation its exclusive rights to use its
All intellectual property rights are protected by the U.S. and International Intellectual Property Laws. Users agree that not to alter, copy, modify, or create plagiaristic works from the Website or its Services. Users also must agree not to not use any robot, spider, other automated device, or manual process to monitor or copy any content from the Website or its Services.
BLG respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask our users to do the same. BLG may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be infringing the intellectual property rights of others.
Indemnification: You hereby agree to hold harmless and indemnify BLG to the fullest extent permitted by law, as such may be amended from time to time. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold BLG, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, executives, employees, owners, and authorized agents (“Covered Parties”), harmless from any and all loss, liability, claims and/or demands (including reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and settlement amounts) made by any third party due to, or arising out of, your use of the Website, the Services and/or arising from your breach of this Agreement. Including, but not limited to any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees, of every kind and nature. The failure of BLG to implement or impose any right or provision shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
Warranty and Limitation of Liability: BLG does not warrant that any use of the Website will meet any users’ requirements and reliance upon any of its Services or materials, and any use of the Website, its Services and the internet in general shall be at your own risk. BLG denies any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or operability or availability of information or materials displayed. Some states or other jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. Furthermore, Users expressly understand and agree that BLG shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses (even if BLG has been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from your usage of the Service.
THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICES MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. BLG AND THE COVERED PARTIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICES.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BLG AND THE COVERED PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE NEGATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE IS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN BLG AND YOU. THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM BLG THROUGH THE WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
BLG IS NOT RESPONSIBLE TO YOU AND/OR ANY THIRD PARTY, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR:
1) ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF, USER AND/OR MEMBER COMMUNICATIONS;
2) THE CONDUCT OF ANY USER AND/OR MEMBER, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY THREATENING, DEFAMATORY, OBSCENE, OFFENSIVE OR OTHER CONDUCT OF ANY OTHER PARTY;
3) ANY POTENTIALLY OFFENSIVE, INCORRECT OR INACCURATE CONTENT POSTED ON THE WEBSITE OR PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, WHETHER CAUSED BY BLG, USERS OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH, OR UTILIZED IN, THE SERVICES;
4) ANY COMPUTER VIRUS OR OTHER MALICIOUS, DESTRUCTIVE OR CORRUPTING CODE, AGENT, PROGRAM OR MACROS; OR
5) ANY INFRINGEMENT OF ANOTHER’S RIGHTS, INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
YOU AGREE THAT BLG IS NOT THE PUBLISHER OF THE CONTENT FOUND ON THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES AND, AS SUCH, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES ARISING THEREFROM INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY AND ALL CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LIABILITY.
THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF BLG AND THE COVERED PARTIES TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD-PARTY, IN THE AGGREGATE, UNDER ANY AND ALL CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BE EQUAL TO ANY FEES THAT YOU HAVE PAID TO BLG FOR THE SERVICES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, BLG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SERVICES, GOODS AND/OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THIRD PARTIES, EVEN IF OBTAINED AT OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICES OR WITH THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND SERVICES.
Dispute Resolution/Governing Law: This Agreement shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in the State of Texas and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas (without regard to conflict of law principles). Should a dispute arise concerning the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement or the breach of same by either party hereto, the parties agree to submit their dispute for resolution by arbitration before the American Arbitration Association in Dallas, Texas, in accordance with the then current Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any award rendered shall be final and conclusive to the parties and a judgment thereon may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing herein shall be construed to preclude any party from seeking injunctive relief in order to protect its rights pending an outcome in arbitration.
Waiver of Jury Trial: Each party hereby waives any right to a jury trial in connection with any action or litigation in any way arising out of or related to this Agreement. All legal action or litigation shall be handled and agreed on during an Arbitration hearing only, and the Arbitrator shall decide the outcome of the litigation or legal action. All parties agree to comply with this statement and the above jurisdiction statement.
Severability: Should any part of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that anything in or associated with, the Website or Services is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall take precedence. BLG’s failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision.
Force Majeure: We are not responsible for any loss, damages, costs, claims or expenses which you may incur as a result of our delay in or failure to perform our obligations where such delay or failure is due to causes beyond our control. Causes beyond our control include, but are not limited to: fire, flood, earthquake, accident, civil disturbances, war, rationing or embargoes, strikes, labor problems, delays in transportation, inability to secure necessary materials, delay or failure of performance of any supplier or subcontractor, acts of God, and acts of Government.
Legal Warning: Any attempt by any individual, whether a user or otherwise, to damage, destroy, tamper with, vandalize and/or otherwise interfere with the operation of the Website and/or Services, is a violation of criminal and civil law and BLG will diligently pursue all remedies in this regard against any offending individual or entity to the fullest extent permissible by law and in equity.
This Agreement is subject to change at any time, with or without notice. All changes are effective upon their posting on the Website. You agree that it is your responsibility to bookmark this page and to check it frequently for updates to your Agreement with us. If you object to any of the Terms and Conditions in the Agreement, if you become dissatisfied with the Services or any subsequent modifications to the Agreement, your sole recourse is to immediately discontinue the use of the Services and the Website.
If, at any time, you have questions or concerns about our Terms and Conditions or any other policy, please feel free contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Modified on June 7, 2012