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Effective October 19, 2010
The following terms and conditions govern your use of the BestPracticeDatabase.com services (the "Online Services") and the materials available therein ("Materials"):
1. LICENSE; RESTRICTIONS ON USE
1.1 You are granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited license to access and use for research purposes the Online Services and Materials from time to time made available to you. This license includes:
(a) The right to electronically display Materials retrieved from the Online Services to no more than one person at a time, subject to the Supplemental Terms for Specific Materials;
(b) The right to obtain a printout of Materials via printing commands of the Online Services and to create a single printout of Materials downloaded via downloading commands of the Online Services (collectively, "Authorized Printouts");
(c) With respect to Materials, the right to retrieve via downloading commands of the Online Services and store in machine-readable form, primarily for one person's exclusive use, a single copy of insubstantial portions of those Materials included in any individual file to the extent the storage of those Materials is not further limited or prohibited by the Supplemental Terms for Specific Materials;
1.2 To the extent permitted by applicable copyright law and not further limited or prohibited by the Supplemental Terms for Specific Materials, you may make copies of Authorized Printouts and distribute Authorized Printouts and copies.
1.3 Except as specifically provided in Sections 1.1 and 1.2, you are prohibited from downloading, storing, reproducing, transmitting, displaying, copying, distributing, or using Materials retrieved from the Online Services. You may not print or download Materials without using the printing or downloading commands of the Online Services.
1.4 All right, title, and interest (including all copyrights and other intellectual property rights) in the Online Services and Materials (in both print and machine-readable forms) belong to the provider of the Online Services or its third party suppliers of materials. You acquire no proprietary interest in the Online Services, Materials, or copies thereof.
1.5 Except as specifically provided herein, you may not use the Online Services or Materials retrieved from the Online Services in any fashion that infringes the copyrights or proprietary interests therein.
1.6 You may not remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices contained in Materials retrieved from the Online Services.
1.7 Other provisions that govern your use of Materials are set forth in your applicable price schedule, the Supplemental Terms for Specific Materials, online descriptions of files, online notices following file selection, and individual documents retrieved from the Online Services (collectively, the "Additional Terms"), all of which are incorporated by reference into these General Terms and Conditions.
2. ACCESS TO SERVICES
2.1 Only individuals authorized by the subscribing organization may access and use the Online Services.
2.4 Materials and features may be added to or withdrawn from the Online Services and the Online Services otherwise changed without notice.
3. LIMITED WARRANTY
3.1 The provider of the Online Services represents and warrants that it has the right and authority to make the Online Services and Materials available pursuant to these General Terms and Conditions.
3.2 EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN SECTION 3.1, THE ONLINE SERVICES AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND THE PROVIDER OF THE ONLINE SERVICES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
4. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
4.1 A Covered Party (as defined below) shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting in any way from (a) any errors in or omissions from the Online Services or any Materials available or not included therein, (b) the unavailability or interruption of the Online Services or any features thereof or any Materials, (c) your use of the Online Services or Materials (regardless of whether you received any assistance from a Covered Party in using the Online Services), (d) your use of any equipment in connection with the Online Services, (e) the content of Materials, or (f) any delay or failure in performance beyond the reasonable control of a Covered Party.
4.2 "Covered Party" means (a) the provider of the Online Services, its affiliates, and any officer, director, employee, subcontractor, agent, successor, or assign of the provider of the Online Services or its affiliates; and (b) each third party supplier of Materials, their affiliates, and any officer, director, employee, subcontractor, agent, successor, or assign of any third party supplier of Materials or any of their affiliates.
4.3 THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE COVERED PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OTHER CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE ONLINE SERVICES OR MATERIALS SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF YOUR ACTUAL DIRECT DAMAGES. YOUR RIGHT TO MONETARY DAMAGES IN THAT AMOUNT SHALL BE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES WHICH YOU MAY HAVE AGAINST ANY COVERED PARTY.
4.4 THE COVERED PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ATTORNEYS' FEES) IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE ONLINE SERVICES, MATERIALS, OR THE FAILURE OF ANY COVERED PARTY TO PERFORM ITS OBLIGATIONS, REGARDLESS OF ANY NEGLIGENCE OF ANY COVERED PARTY.
5.1 These General Terms and Conditions, including the Additional Terms, may be changed from time to time as described below or by written agreement. Charges and payment terms may be changed in accordance with your applicable price schedule; all other provisions may be changed by the provider of the Online Services immediately upon notice. Your subscription for access to the Online Services may be terminated immediately upon notice to the provider of the Online Services if any change is unacceptable. Continued use of the Online Services following any change constitutes acceptance of the change.
5.2 The provider of the Online Services or the subscribing organization may terminate the subscription for access to the Online Services. The effective date of termination shall be ten days after the receipt of an appropriate notice of termination, unless a later date is specified in the notice. The provider of the Online Services may suspend or discontinue providing the Online Services to you without notice and pursue any other remedy legally available to it if you fail to comply with any of your obligations hereunder.
5.3 Except as otherwise provided herein, all notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing or displayed electronically in the Online Services by the provider thereof. Notices shall be deemed to have been properly given on the date deposited in the U.S. mails, if mailed; on the date first made available, if displayed in the Online Services; or on the date received, if delivered in any other manner. Notices to the provider of the Online Services should be sent to your account representative.
5.4 The failure of the provider of the Online Services to enforce any provision hereof shall not constitute or be construed as a waiver of such provision or of the right to enforce it at a later time.
5.5 The subscribing organization or individual may not assign its rights or delegate its duties under the subscription to access the Online Services without the prior written consent of the provider of the Online Services.
5.6 These General Terms and Conditions and the Additional Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina.
SUPPLEMENTAL TERMS FOR SPECIFIC MATERIALS
BestPracticeDatabase.com documents are copyrighted by Best Practices LLC and are provided for Subscriber's or purchaser's internal use.
Information or materials electronically retrieved and/or printed from BestPracticeDatabase.com documents may be duplicated for internal use, up to a total of two pages of content may be used without written permission, assuming Best Practices LLC is fully attributed for each usage. Any combination of more than two pages of materials may not be used without the expressed written permission of Best Practices LLC. You may not publish, broadcast, sell, incorporate or otherwise redistribute this material for commercial purposes. Those desiring to do so must contact Best Practices LLC and obtain specific licenses and permission allowing such usage.
Distribution of subscriber/member access information (such as user name and password) is limited to the individual subscriber unless broader access is included in your subscription pricing plan. Specific licensing/subscription plans are distributed under separate correspondence and are referenced on invoices or web pages associated with online subscription purchases.
Information included in BestPracticeDatabase.com documents is obtained from interviews of executives and secondary research of each company. While the information in BestPracticeDatabase.com documents was obtained from sources believed to be reliable, its accuracy is not guaranteed.
Best Practices LLC makes no warranties, expressed or implied, including those of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Best Practices LLC have any liability for lost profits or incidental or consequential damages.