Effective Date: Jan. 1st, 2016
Proprietary Rights and Authorized Uses.
Personally Identifiable Information.
Materials Submitted By You.
Sometimes, you may wish to post to the Sites or otherwise send us feedback, suggestions, comments, opinions, images, video, photographs or other materials. While we appreciate your desire to become more involved with the Sites (by corresponding with us, participating in any chat rooms or public forums that we may make available from time to time or in any other way), we do not solicit nor do we wish to receive any confidential, secret or proprietary information, creative or other materials from you through postings on the Sites, by e-mail or in any other way, and we hereby disclaim all responsibility and liability in connection therewith. Any materials, information, ideas, concepts, suggestions, or any other materials submitted, posted, uploaded, distributed, or published on or via the Sites or otherwise sent to us by you (collectively, the “Submitted Materials”) will be deemed not to be confidential or secret and may be used by us (including our affiliates) in any manner, without any restrictions, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, in any and all media now existing or hereinafter devised, without compensation to you or to any other party and without the necessity of further notice or consent from you or anyone else, as further provided in the next sentence. By submitting or sending Submitted Materials to us, you represent, warrant and covenant that the Submitted Materials (i) are original to you, that no other party has any rights thereto, that any “moral rights” in any of the Submitted Materials have been waived and that you grant and agree to grant to us a royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully transferable, assignable and sublicensable right and license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, upload, download, post, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any such Submitted Materials (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate them in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed; (ii) do not contain any content that is libelous, slanderous, disparaging, tortious, offensive, pornographic, profane, vulgar, containing sexually explicit graphical descriptions or accounts of sexual acts, racist, bigoted, hateful, threatening, harassing (advocating harassment), harmful, false, misleading, fraudulent, invasive of anyone’s publicity or privacy rights or that otherwise violate any law or any right of a third party; (iii) do not constitute “spam”; (iv) do not constitute the promotion or advertising of any commercial enterprise or transaction, or an offer to engage in any such commercial enterprise or transaction; and (v) do not contain any virus, worm or other similar component that could be harmful or a burden to our computer system or to any other third party’s computer system. Please note that we reserve the right to, but may or may not, review or edit any of the Submitted Materials before such Submitted Materials appear on the Sites. In addition, we cannot be responsible for maintaining any Submitted Material that you provide to us, and you agree that we may delete, remove, replace or otherwise manipulate your Submitted Materials in any way, for any reason, at any time and in our sole discretion.
Materials Submitted by Others.
Although Sovereign Consulting Group may from time to time monitor or review postings, transmissions and the like on the Site, Sovereign Consulting Group is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Sites. We cannot be responsible if any Submitted Materials submitted by other users offend you or otherwise harms you or your computer in any way.
Your Conduct on the Site.
You warrant and agree that you will not, while using the Sites: (i) impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity; (ii) upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way exploit any information or other material obtained through the Sites for commercial purposes (other than as expressly permitted by the provider of such information or other material); (iii) engage in “mailbombing”, “spamming”, “flooding”, harvesting of e-mail addresses or other personal information, “spidering”, “screen scraping”, “database scraping” or any other activity with the purpose of obtaining lists of users or other information or send chain letters or pyramid schemes via the Sites; (iv) attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems through the Sites; (v) use the Sites in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Sites or interfere with any other person’s use and enjoyment of the Sites; (vi) obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Sites; or (vii) monitor any portion of the Sites or any Site Content. Sovereign Consulting Group will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Sovereign Consulting Group to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials or participating in any such activity.
Links to Third Party Online Merchants.
Through the Sites, we may provide links to certain unaffiliated third party websites on which products and services may be made available for you to purchase. Some of these products may be Sovereign Consulting Group products. However, when you link to these third party sites and make purchases through them, your relationship is between you and the third party merchant, and not between you and Sovereign Consulting Group. We have no responsibility or obligation with respect to such purchases that you may make on third party websites, and you will be subject to their own policies, terms and conditions and privacy policies.
Third Party Websites.
You acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for the information, content, products, services, advertising or other materials, which may or may not be provided by or through websites to which you may link from the Sites (collectively, the “Linked Sites”). Sovereign Consulting Group has not reviewed all of the Linked Sites and is not responsible for the content of any Linked Sites or any other sites linked to the Sites. Links to the Linked Sites do not constitute an endorsement by us of such websites or the information, content, products, services, advertising or other materials presented on or through such websites. Your linking to any Linked Site or other off-Sites pages or other sites is at your own risk.
Contests, Sweepstakes, Electronic Postcards and Other Activities.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and require that the people who use the Sites do the same. If you believe that your work (or the work of a third party who has empowered you to make this claim) has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please forward the following information to Sovereign Consulting Group’s Copyright Agent, designated as such pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(2), named below:
•Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
•A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
•A description of where the alleged infringing material is located;
•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;
•An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and
•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.
Intellectual Property Counsel
Sovereign Consulting Group, LLC
7106 Crossroads Blvd, Suite 215
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
IN NO EVENT SHALL Sovereign Consulting Group, LLC, ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES OR ANY OF ITS OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS OR ANY OTHER OF ITS OR THEIR CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “PROTECTED ENTITIES”) BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF SALES ARISING FROM, OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO, YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THESE SITES, THE SITE CONTENT OR THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON OR RELATED THERETO, EVEN IF SUCH PROTECTED ENTITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE PROTECTED ENTITIES BE LIABLE FOR OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, EXCHANGED OR RECEIVED BY OR ON BEHALF OF ANY USER OR OTHER PERSON ON OR THROUGH THESE SITES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE PROTECTED ENTITIES TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR YOUR USE OF THESE SITES EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, PAID DIRECTLY BY YOU TO PFAENDER ENTERPRISES IN DIRECT EXCHANGE FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITES.
We control and operate the Sites from our offices in the United States of America. We do not represent that materials on the Sites are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access the Sites from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Software from the Sites is further subject to United States Export Controls. No software from the Sites may be downloaded or exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (ii) anyone on the United States Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.