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Website Terms & Conditions

1. Using This Website.

Please read these terms of use carefully. They apply to your use of our websites, including any content, offered on them. By using this website, you acknowledge that you have read these terms of use and agree to follow them.

2. Updates to These Terms of Use.

Please refer to these terms regularly. We may update these terms of use at any time. You are responsible for periodically reading them. If you use this website after we have updated these terms of use, you acknowledge that you have read the updated terms of use and agree to follow them. All changes to these terms of use are effective immediately when we post them.

3. Privacy Policy Statement.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. Please read our privacy policy statement carefully to understand how we collect information about you and how we may use or disclose such information. By using this website, you acknowledge that you have read our privacy policy statement and consent to our privacy practices.

4. Using the Content on This Website.

The content on this website is owned, controlled, or licensed by or to us. It is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws and rights throughout the world. You may only use the content for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not copy, distribute, publish, adapt, modify or create derivative works from, publicly display or perform, or in any way exploit any content on this website, unless you first request and obtain permission from the owner of such content. If we choose to grant you additional rights to our content, you agree not to change or delete any proprietary notice on the content.

5. All Rights Reserved.

We retain all right, title, and interest in this website and any content, features, products, or services offered on this website, including any and all intellectual property rights. We reserve all rights not expressly granted.

6. Prohibited Uses of This Website.

In using this website, you may not:

  • a. violate these terms of use, infringe upon our rights or the rights of others, or violate any laws;
  • b. pretend that you are someone else or disguise the origin of any message, communication, or transmittal you send to us through this website;
  • c. use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated or manual means to access this website, or copy any content or information on this website;
  • d. attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of this website or any related networks or systems by hacking, password “mining”, or any other illegitimate means;
  • e. probe, scan, test the vulnerability of or breach the authentication measures of, this website or any related networks or systems;
  • f. modify or reroute or attempt to reroute this website;
  • g. link to this website from any unsolicited bulk messages or unsolicited commercial messages (“spam”);
  • h. utilize framing, squeeze back, overlay or other techniques to enclose or display this website or any content on this website, with any other software or content of a third party; or
  • i. take any action that places a disproportionately large load on this website or any related networks or systems.
7. Electronic Notices and Communications.

By visiting this website or sending us email, you are communicating with us electronically. By communicating with us electronically, you agree that

  • a. we may communicate with you electronically by email;
  • b. all notices, disclosures, and other communications that we send you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing; and
  • c. any notices are deemed to be given and received on the date we transmit any electronic communication as described above.
8. Third Parties.

This website may contain

  • a. references to names, marks, data, content, products, or services of third parties;
  • b. links to third party websites; and
  • c. descriptions of services and products provided by third parties.

These references, links, and descriptions are provided solely for your convenience. By including these references, we do not endorse these parties, their content or any products and services they offer. These parties are not under our control and we are not responsible for them, or the operation and availability of their websites and are not responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of the material contained in, programs used by, or services or products offered by the websites. You are responsible for knowing when you are leaving our website to visit a third party website, and for reading and understanding the terms of use and privacy policy statements for each such third party website. If you choose to deal with third parties, you agree that you have a direct relationship with them and are solely responsible for any such dealings. If you have concerns with any third party website, please address them with the administrator of that website.

9. Security.

We take reasonable measures, such as commercially-available encryption, to safeguard any personal information you communicate with us electronically. However, we do not guarantee that such information will not be intercepted by a third party during transmission over any public networks or otherwise. You bear the risk of communicating with us electronically and we are not responsible for any resulting loss or damage.

10. No Warranties; Disclaimers.

WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT, ON THE WEBSITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE, UNINTERRUPTED, OR BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

THE CONTENT, MATERIALS, FEATURES, AND SERVICES ON THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS”, “WITH ALL FAULTS”, AND “AS AVAILABLE”. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND SATISFACTORY QUALITY. YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY USE OR MISUSE OF THE CONTENT PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE AND FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ALL LAWS APPLICABLE TO SUCH USE.

YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS UNDER APPLICABLE LAW THAT PRECLUDE OR LIMIT THE EXLCUSION AND DISCLAIMERS ABOVE.

11. Force Majeure.

We are not to be deemed in breach of these terms of use or the privacy policy statement due to any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation, war, invasion, failures of any public networks, electrical shortages, terrorist attacks, and earthquakes and other acts of God. We are not responsible for any loss, delay, or damage due to such events or circumstances.

12. Claims Must be Filed Within One Year.

To the extent permitted by law, any claims related to this website or these terms of use must be brought within one year. The one year period begins when the claim first could be filed. If it is not filed, then that claim is permanently barred. This applies to you and your successors. It also applies to us and our successors.

13. Indemnity.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liability, costs, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising from your use of this website, violation of these terms of use, or violation of any third party rights. You agree to waive any and all laws that may limit the efficacy of any releases contained in these terms of use.

14. No Agency Relationship.

Neither these terms of use, nor any content, materials, features, or services of this website create any partnership, joint venture, employment, or other agency relationship between us. You may not enter into any contract on our behalf or bind us in any way.

15. Remedies.

Without limiting any other rights and remedies available to us, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion and without prior notice, to end your access to this website and/or block your future access to this website for any reason. You agree that any violation, or threatened violation, by you of these terms of use constitutes an unlawful and unfair business practice that will cause us irreparable and unquantifiable harm. You also agree that monetary damages would be inadequate for such harm and consent to our obtaining any injunctive or equitable relief that we deem necessary or appropriate. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies we may have at law or in equity.

16. Applicable Law.

You agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of this website, including all disputes, will be governed by the laws of the United States and by the laws of the State of Georgia, without regard to its conflicts of laws rules. You agree to the personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts of the State of Illinois. You also waive any objections to such jurisdiction or venue.

17. Contract Interpretation.

All parts of these terms of use apply to the maximum extent permitted by law. We both agree that if we cannot enforce a part of this contract as written, then that part will be replaced with terms that most closely match the intent of the part we cannot enforce to the extent permitted by law. The invalidity of part of this contract will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.