Terms of Use

Terms of Use

By using this Web site, you signify your agreement to all terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein (the "Terms of Use"). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this site. Vertical Response Group (VRG) reserves the right, at our discretion, to update or revise these Terms of Use. Please check the Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this Web site following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes.

BLOGS AND USER COMMENT AREAS

In order to post content on this Web site, users are required to provide a username and e-mail address. Neither the administrators of or the moderators of the Web site or the blogs are responsible for the privacy practices of any user. Remember that all information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to share any of your personal information.

AGREEMENT TO RULES OF USER CONDUCT

You agree to abide by the following Rules of User Conduct:

By posting information in or otherwise using any blog, comment area, or other interactive service, that may be available to you on or through this Web site, you agree that you will not upload, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content that:

  1. is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, discriminatory, sexually oriented, or tortious;
  2. infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party;
  3. constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail, or any form of lottery or gambling;
  4. constitutes the selling or trading of any merchandise;
  5. constitutes the soliciting for advertisers/sponsors; conducting contests/raffles; displaying advertising/sponsorship art; promoting, soliciting or participating in chain letters or marketing/pyramid schemes;
  6. 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; or
  7. contains links to sites that violate these Terms of Use, such as pornographic sites, defamatory sites, and so on;
  8. impersonates any person or entity.

You also agree that you will not harvest or collect information about the users or members of this Web site or use such information for the purpose of transmitting or facilitating transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic e-mail or communications.

We generally do not pre-screen, monitor, or edit the content posted by users of the blogs, comment areas, or other interactive services that may be available on or through this Web site. However, we have the right at our sole discretion to remove any content that, in our judgment, does not comply with the foregoing or is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. We are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such content.

USER'S GRANT OF LIMITED LICENSE

By posting or submitting content to this Web site, you:

  1. grant us and our parent, affiliates, and licensees the right to use, reproduce,  display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed, and promote the content in any form, anywhere, and for any purpose without compensation; and
  2. warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the  content and that public posting and use of your content by us and our affiliates  and licensees will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

For Dummies, the Dummies Man logo, Dummies.com and all related trademarks, trade names, logos, characters, design, and trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Wiley Publishing, Inc., licensed by VRG in the United States and other countries and may not be used without written permission. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This Web site and any material which may be accessed from it are protected under all applicable copyright laws. Nothing on this Web site or material may be downloaded, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, modified, made available on a network, used to create derivative works, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, except (i) in the United States, as permitted under Section 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, or internationally, as permitted by other applicable national copyright laws, or (ii) as expressly authorized on this Web site, or (iii) that a reasonable amount of material may be cached and stored by search engines indexing this Web site, or (iv) with the prior written permission of VRG. Requests to the Publisher for permission should be addressed to the Legal Department, Vertical Response Group, LLC, 171 Main Street, Ste 245, Los Altos, CA  94022, fax (415) 946-3370.

 

PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify Vertical Response Group, LLC, 171 Main Street, Ste 245, Los Altos, CA  94022, fax (415) 946-3370, by providing the following information:

  1. the signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf.
  2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed and a description of the infringing activity.
  3. identification of the specific location on this Web site where the material that you claim is infringing is located.
  4. your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
  5. 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.
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

The statements and opinions in the material contained on this Web site and any VRG publications and material which may be accessed from this Web site are those of the individual contributors or advertisers, as indicated. VRG has used reasonable care and skill in compiling the content of this Web site. However, VRG, its employees, and content providers make no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this Web site and accept no responsibility or liability for any inaccuracy or errors and omissions, or for any damage or injury to persons or property arising out of the accessing or use of any files, software, and other materials, instructions, methods, or ideas contained on this Web site or in the VRG publications and material accessed from it.

Any third party Web site which may be accessed through this Web site or third party products discussed on this Web site are the sole responsibility of the third party posting the Web site or producing the product. VRG makes no warranty, express or implied, as to such third party Web sites or products and accepts no liability whatsoever for any errors and omissions or for any damage or injury to persons or property arising out of the use or operation of any such products or any materials, instructions, methods, or ideas contained on such Web sites.

ALL DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE AND FILES ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATIONS, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND DOWNLOADING AND/OR USING THE SOFTWARE AND FILES IS AT THE USER'S SOLE RISK.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL VRG, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEB SITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OUR LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

INDEMNIFICATION

Upon a request by us, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless VRG and its subsidiary and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, officers, and directors from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney's fees, which arise from your use or misuse of this Web site.

INTERNATIONAL USE

We make no representation that materials on this Web 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.

CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to such State's conflict of law rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of this Web site shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of California, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.

TERMINATION

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of this Web site, with or without notice.

This Web site is owned and operated by Vertical Response Group, Inc. Copyright © 2011Vertical Response Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

If you have any questions about this statement or the use of these forums, you can find additional information and contact the forum administrator at john@verticalresponsegroup.com.