PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE (THE “TERMS”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE (THE “SITE”) AND OTHER WEBSITES (THE “SITES”), INCLUDING ANY SUBDOMAINS THEREOF, OR ANY RELATED SMARTPHONE OR MOBILE APPLICATIONS, OPERATED BY CARDEN JENNINGS PUBLISHING CO., LTD., AND ITS AFFILIATED COMPANIES (“CJP”). THE TERMS GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE SITES AND ARE BINDING BETWEEN YOU AND CJP.
- Acceptance of Terms and Subsequent Amendments
- Electronic Communications
When you visit the Site or send e-mails to CJP, you are communicating with CJP electronically. You consent to receive communications from CJP electronically and that such communications are equivalent to those in writing. CJP may communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that CJP provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
- Your Account
If you use the Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. CJP reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.
- Limited Authorization to Use Protected Material
The Site contains or references trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, logos or other proprietary rights of CJP (“Intellectual Property”). The Information and Intellectual Property on the Site are the exclusive property of CJP. Removing or altering any copyright or other legal notice included with Information on the Site is prohibited. CJP also owns a copyright in the Site as a collective work and/or compilation, and in the selection, coordination and arrangements of the Site’s content. Except as otherwise expressly stated herein, you are not granted any license to use, or right in, any Intellectual Property on the Site. Non-compliance relating to displaying, downloading and reproduction of the Information, and the use of the Intellectual Property displayed or otherwise made available on the Site, constitutes a material breach of the Terms and immediate forfeiture of the above limited authorization.
Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either the property of, or used with permission by, CJP. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by the Terms or by specific permission provided elsewhere on the Site or in a separate writing signed by an authorized officer of CJP. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and potentially other statutes and regulations. Descriptions of, or references to, products, services, or publications within the Site does not imply endorsement of that product, service, or publication. CJP makes no warranty of any kind with respect to the subject matter included herein, the products listed herein, or the completeness or accuracy of the information. The Site could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.
The Site may also contain or reference the intellectual property of third parties. No license or permission is granted herein with respect to any of this information.
- Accuracy; Limitation of Liability and Exclusion of Warranties
CJP makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that all information contained on the Site is accurate and up to date. Nevertheless, you must evaluate the information and content of the Sites. Your use and browsing of the Site is exclusively at your own risk and the Site is provided to you AS-IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. CJP MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF THE SITE AND THE MATERIALS CONTAINED HEREIN. CJP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. CJP DOES NOT WARRANT THAT (A) THE WEBSITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE, (B) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, (C) YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR (D) ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION ON THE SITE IS CORRECT, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR COMPLETE.
CJP ALSO EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY AS YOU ACCESS OR BROWSE THE SITE OR DOWNLOAD MATERIAL FROM THE SITE.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CJP, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY) RESULTING FROM ITS PERFORMANCE OR ANY FAILURE TO PERFORM UNDER THE TERMS EVEN IF CJP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
- Non-Proprietary and Non-Confidential Treatment of Information
CJP reserves the right to treat any and all materials you provide to CJP in connection with the Site as non-proprietary and not confidential. For any and all materials you post or otherwise provide to CJP in connection with the Site, you grant CJP an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free worldwide license to use, copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, modify, prepare derivative works of or incorporate into other works, and otherwise exploit such materials in any and all media or distribution formats, methods, and channels (now known or later developed). You acknowledge and agree that CJP may sublicense these rights.
- Links to Third Party Sites
The Site may contain links to other Web sites or frame information from other Web sites that are not under the control of CJP. CJP is providing these links and/or frames to you only as a convenience. CJP MAKES NO ENDORSEMENTS, WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER REGARDING THOSE WEB SITES, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, MATERIALS, SERVICES, CONTENT OR ACCURACY OR APPROPRIATENESS OF CONTENT ON SUCH LINKED WEB SITES. YOUR DECISION TO ACCESS ANY SUCH OTHER WEB SITES SHALL BE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK AND DISCRETION. IN PARTICULAR, PLEASE NOTE THAT THE POLICIES OF OTHER WEB SITES LINKED TO THE SITE MAY BE MATERIALLY DIFFERENT THAN THE TERMS, ESPECIALLY WITH RESPECT TO THE USE AND COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION AND WITH RESPECT TO THE USE OF PROPRIETARY INFORMATION POSTED ON THAT WEB SITE. No permission is hereby granted to you to link from any other Web site to any portion of the Site, or to frame any content contained on the Site without CJP’s prior written permission.
- Intended Audience; Obligations
- Local Laws; Dispute Resolution
The Site (excluding any linked Web site) is controlled by CJP from its offices within the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States. By accessing the Site, you agree that all matters relating to access to, or use of, the Site or any other linked Web site, shall be governed by the laws (both substantive and procedural) of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the laws of the United States of America, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles. You also agree, and by using the Site hereby submit, to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia relating to any dispute arising out of your use of the Site.
You agree and acknowledge that your use of the Site, and all transactions occurring in connection with the Site, shall be deemed to have occurred and taken place solely in the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States of America. Your use of the Site is void where prohibited by laws in jurisdictions to which you are otherwise subject, and you agree that you shall not visit or use the Site in any such circumstances. Those who choose to access these sites from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
- Statute of Limitations
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 Site or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
- Restrictions on Content and Site
- Limitations of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CJP BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, LOSS, OR EXPENSE OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITES, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE. IN NO EVENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION A NEGLIGENT ACT, SHALL CJP BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS), ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE SITES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY CJP PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES OR DAMAGES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION’S LAW APPLIES TO THESE TERMS.
By using the any of the Sites you acknowledge and agree that you release, remise, and forever discharge CJP, its subsidiaries, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, suppliers, licensors and agents (and its and their successors, officers, directors and employees) from any and all claims, complainants, demands, causes of action, proceedings, liabilities, obligations, legal fees, costs, and disbursements of any nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown that arise out of or are in any way related to your use of this Website and/or Services. If you are a California resident, you waive California Code Section 1542, which says: “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.”
- Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance
CJP respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of this Website to do so as well. In accordance with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) applicable to Internet service providers (17 U.S.C. § 512), CJP has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, users, members, subscribers, or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. If you believe that your work has been copied and has been posted to this Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide CJP’s copyright agent the following written information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website; (iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address; (v) a statement that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use of the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. CJP reserves the right to remove any content posted to the Site at our sole discretion. Please contact us to provide us notice of alleged copyright infringement at firstname.lastname@example.org.