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Terms Of Use - CBC-Engineers.com

Effective Date:  September, 2010

1.         Acceptance of TOU.  Welcome to CBC-Engineers.com Terms of Use (“TOU”).  The TOU describes the rules you must follow in order to visit and use the CBC-Engineers.com website (the “Website”).  By using the Website, you are accepting and agreeing to follow the rules of the TOU.  If you do not agree to the TOU, do not use the Website.  We may change the TOU at any time without notice, and any changes will be included in the TOU. Please check the TOU for changes. Your continued use of the Website after the TOU has been changed constitutes your acceptance of such changes. The Website is owned and operated by CBC Engineers & Associates, Ltd., an Ohio limited liability company (“Company”, “we”, “our” or “us”).    You can reach us by emailing us at cbceng@cbc-engineers.com, or by mail to CBC Engineers & Associates, Ltd., 125 Westpark Road, Centerville, Ohio  45459. 

2.            Use of Website and Content.  As an unregistered visitor to the Website, you may access and view portions of the Website without becoming a registered user (“Unrestricted Content”).  If you become a registered user, you may access and use a portion of the Website that has been created and customized specifically for your use called “Your CBC Website”.  Your CBC Website contains content that has been created or customized specifically for your use (“Restricted Content”).  Your CBC Website may contain information and reports about the services that CBC is performing for you.  You may also request quotes for services from us on Your CBC Website.  The Restricted Content and Unrestricted Content may be referred to collectively as “Content”. 

Except as specifically provided herein, the Website and its Content, including without limitation, any information, software, photographs, images, video, audio, graphics, or text on the Website, and all patent, copyright, trademark, trade dress, domain name, trade secret, and other proprietary rights therein are the sole property of Company and various third party owners.   A portion of the Restricted Content may be owned by you, if specifically provided in the client agreements (“Client Agreement”) between you and us.  Subject to this TOU, we grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Website and the Content solely for informational purposes, and for no other purpose.  Except with respect to Restricted Content owned by you (as specified in the Client Agreement), You may not modify, publish, transmit, translate, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, the Website or any of the Content, in whole or in part.  Except with respect to Restricted Content owned by you (as specified in the Client Agreement), no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted.   Except with respect to Restricted Content owned by you (as specified in the Client Agreement), you acquire no ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.

3.         Code of Conduct.  While using the Website and the Content, you will: (a) Comply with all federal, state and local laws that apply to your use of the Website and the Content; (b) Refrain from posting or transmitting through the Website any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others (including, without limitation, any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights); (c) Refrain from posting or transmitting material that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any law, or contains advertising or any solicitation; (d) Refrain from using the Website and the Content in a manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair any server, or the network(s) connected to any server of Company, its affiliates or service providers, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website; (e) Not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Website, Content, or any services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any server or to any of the services, through hacking, password mining or any other means; (f) Refrain from uploading, posting or making available on the Website any information protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, and the burden of determining that any is not protected by copyright rests with you. 

The Company makes no warranties or representations related to the Content or the Website,  and disclaims all liability for errors or omissions in the information presented.  You acknowledge that Company does not ordinarily monitor Content posted by users.  It reserves the right to refuse to accept or remove any Content posted by users that is, in Company’s sole discretion, unacceptable, and to disclose such Content to law enforcement agencies or authorities who may investigate reports of misuse or abuse of the Website or the Content.  You acknowledge that you use the Website at your own risk. 

4.         Other Content.           By submitting information, remarks, ideas, suggestions, inventions, graphics, images, photographs or other materials through the Website or otherwise, you grant to Company an unrestricted, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, sublicense, distribute, market, sell, display, modify, create derivative works from and transmit such Content for any purpose.  You waive any moral or author’s rights or rights to attribution completely and irrevocably.  Company shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding any such Content that you submit except as specified in Company's Privacy Policy, or as otherwise specifically agreed to or required by law. You understand that such Content you submit through the Website is your responsibility.

5.         Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Company and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners and licensors from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of and Content you submit, transmit or otherwise make available, your use of the Website or the Content, your connection to the Website, your violation of the TOU, or your violation of any rights of another party.

6.         Copyright. The Website and the Content are protected by U.S. copyright laws and owned by the Company, its affiliates, and certain third party providers. Except as expressly provided in this TOU, you may not use, reproduce, modify, transmit, distribute or publicly display any part of the Website or the Content without the prior written consent of the Company.

We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent the following information:

         a.  An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

         b.  A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

         c.  A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;

         d. Your address, telephone number, and email address;

         e.  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; and

         f.  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 authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. Our Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Site can be reached by directing an e-mail to the Copyright Agent at copyright@cbc-engineers.com, or by letter sent postage prepaid to CBC Engineers & Associates, Ltd., 125 Westpark Road, Centerville, Ohio  45419, Attention: Copyright Agent.

7.         Disclaimer of Warranties.  THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, ACCURACY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

8.         Limitation of Liability. YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY OR ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDER OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DECISION OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE UPON ANY CONTENT, ANY DELAYS, ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR INTERRUPTIONS IN DELIVERY, NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT, OR FOR ANY TYPES OF DAMAGES OR LIABILITY, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

9.         Exclusion of Consequential Damages; Further Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY OR ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDER OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER LOSS OR INJURY CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART IN RELATION TO THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS IN THE "DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES" AND "DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY" SECTIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER WHERE LIABILITY OCCURS, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE ENTIRE LIABILITY OF COMPANY AND ITS THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS UNDER THIS TOU, OR ANY MATTER RELATING TO THIS TOU, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ANY CLAIM OR ACTION OR THEORY OF LIABILITY (INCLUDING CONTRACT, TORT, OR WARRANTY) SHALL NOT EXCEED  ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100) AND THAT AMOUNT SHALL BE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES WHICH YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST US AND ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDER AND OUR AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES.

10.       Governing Law. The TOU shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Ohio, USA, without reference to its choice of law rules. By accessing the Website you understand and agree that all transactions take place in Montgomery County, Ohio and agree that the federal and state courts in Montgomery County, Ohio have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes with the Company arising from or related to your use of the Website or the Content. You irrevocably consent and submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of such courts, and you irrevocably waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.

11.       Statute of Limitations. Except for claims arising from your misuse of the Website or the  Content, you agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Website, the Content or the TOU must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

12.       Third Party Links. The Website may contain links to third party websites. The Company makes no representation regarding the content or accuracy of any website that you may access through the Website. The Company does not monitor and is not responsible for the content found on other websites that are linked from the Website. The Company does not imply endorsement, recommendation or sponsorship for any linked website or the services, products or advice described on the site, and the Company shall have no liability for its content, including its accuracy, subject matter, quality or timeliness, or any personal information that you provide to such site. USE OF SUCH SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. The views, opinions, statements, offers or other information or content expressed therein are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s), not of the Company.

13.       Third Party Services. We may allow access to or advertise certain third-party product or service providers ("Merchants") from which you may purchase certain goods or services. You understand that we do not operate or control the products or services offered by Merchants. Merchants are responsible for all aspects of order processing, fulfillment, billing and customer service. We are not a party to the transactions entered into between you and Merchants. You agree that use of or purchase from such Merchants is AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND IS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND BY US, EXPRESSED, IMPLIED OR OTHERWISE INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF TITLE, FITNESS FOR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE WE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM THE TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN YOU AND MERCHANTS OR FOR ANY INFORMATION APPEARING ON MERCHANT SITES OR ANY OTHER SITE LINKED TO OUR SITE.  All rules, policies (including privacy policies) and operating procedures of Merchants will apply to you while on any Merchant sites. We are not responsible for information provided by you to Merchants. We and the Merchants are independent contractors and neither party has authority to make any representations or commitments on behalf of the other.

14.       Security. The Company does not make warranties or representations regarding the security of Content or the Website. Data sent over the internet may be intercepted by third parties; if you are concerned about the security of your data, you should not send it over the internet.

15.       User ID and Password. You are required to have a user ID and password to access certain areas of the Website, including Your CBC Website. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user ID and password and are responsible for all uses of them, regardless of whether the uses were authorized by you. The Company prohibits the transfer or sharing of user IDs and passwords. You agree to immediately notify the Company of any unauthorized use of your user ID or password or any other breach of security. 

16.       Termination. You agree that Company may, in its discretion, and without prior notice, immediately terminate your access to the Website.

17.       No Third Party Beneficiaries. You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this TOU, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this TOU.

18.       Waiver. The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this TOU shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

19.       Headings. The section and paragraph headings used in this TOU are inserted for convenience only and will not affect the meaning or interpretation of this TOU.

20.       Violation of TOU. The Company reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the rules and regulations set forth in this TOU and the Privacy Policy (which is incorporated by reference), including, but not limited to, the right to block access from a particular internet address to the Website.

21.       Entire Agreement; Severability. This TOU, the Privacy Policy for the Website (which is incorporated by reference and made a part hereof) and to the extent applicable, the applicable portions of the Client Agreement, constitutes the entire agreement between you and the Company relating to the use of the Website and the Content. Additional terms and conditions may apply when you purchase products or services, use any Third Party Services or access any linked websites. Should any provision of our TOU be held invalid, unlawful or for any reason unenforceable, then the invalid, unlawful or unenforceable provision shall be severable from the remaining provisions. Such invalid, unlawful or unenforceable provision shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.  The TOU may not be assigned by you.

22.       Contacting The Company. If you have Website questions, comments, or concerns, please email cbceng@cbc-engineers.com. Please include details of your questions, comments or concerns and your complete name and contact information.

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