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These terms were last modified on October 26, 2017
Please read these Terms and Conditions (“Agreement”, “Terms and Conditions”) carefully before using http://www.bridgearrow.com (“the Site”), operated by Bridge Arrow, LLC (“us”, “we”, or “our”). This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the Site at http://bridgearrow.com. You should revisit these Terms on a regular basis as revised versions will be binding on you. Any such modification will be effective upon our posting of new Terms. You understand and agree that your continued access to or use of the Site after any posted modification to the Terms indicates your acceptance of the modification.
"Content" means text, images, photos, audio, video, location data, and all other forms of data or communication. "Your Content" means Content that you submit or transmit to, through, or in connection with the Site, such as ratings, reviews, compliments, invitations, messages, and information that you publicly display or displayed in your account profile. "User Content" means Content that users submit or transmit to, through, or in connection with the Site. "Bridge Arrow Content" means Content that we create and make available in connection with the Site. "Third Party Content" means Content that originates from parties other than Bridge Arrow or its users, which is made available in connection with the Site. "Site Content" means all of the Content that is made available in connection with the Site, including Your Content, User Content, Third Party Content, and Bridge Arrow Content.
The Site and its original content, features and functionality are owned by www.bridgearrow.com and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
We may terminate your access to the Site, without cause or notice, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with you. All provisions of this Agreement that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
Our Site may contain links to third-party sites that are not owned or controlled by www.bridgearrow.com. Some of the links on this site are ads, partners, or affiliates. This means I may make a small commission if you buy from the linked sites. Most times I link to products and services I like and endorse.
This Agreement (and any further rules, polices, or guidelines incorporated by reference) shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Illinois, United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.
We may translate these Terms into other languages for your convenience. Nevertheless, the English version governs your relationship with Bridge Arrow, and any inconsistencies among the different versions will be resolved in favor of the English version.
USING THE SITE
If you are 18 years or older, we grant you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive, nonassignable, nonsublicensable license to access Bridge Arrow in compliance with the Terms of Service; unlicensed access is unauthorized. You agree not to license, distribute, make derivative works, display, sell, or "frame" content from Bridge Arrow, excluding content you create and share with friends/family/colleagues. You grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, unlimited, worldwide, fully paid/sublicensable license to use, copy, perform, display, distribute, and make derivative works from content you post. You may not access or use the Site if we have previously banned you from the Site or closed your account.
B. Permission to Use the Site
We grant you permission to use the Site subject to the restrictions in these Terms. Your use of the Site is at your own risk, including the risk that you might be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, objectionable, or otherwise inappropriate.
C. Site Availability
The Site may be modified, updated, interrupted, suspended or discontinued at any time without notice or liability.
D. User Accounts
You must create an account and provide certain information about yourself in order to use some of the features that are offered through the Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password. You are also responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account. We reserve the right to close your account at any time for any or no reason.
In creating your account, we ask that you provide complete and accurate information about yourself to bolster your credibility as a contributor to the Site. You may not impersonate someone else (e.g., adopt the identity of a celebrity or your next-door neighbor), create or use an account for anyone other than yourself, provide an email address other than your own, or create multiple accounts. If you use a pseudonym, take care to note that others may still be able to identify you if, for example, you include identifying information in your reviews, use the same account information on other sites, or allow other sites to share information about you with Bridge Arrow. Please read our for more information.
E. Communications from Bridge Arrow and other Users
By creating an account, you agree to receive certain communications in connection with the Site. For example, you might receive compliments or friend requests from other Users. You will also receive our weekly e-mail newsletter. You can opt-out of non-essential communications.
A. Responsibility for Your Content
a. You alone are responsible for Your Content, and once published, it cannot always be withdrawn. You assume all risks associated with Your Content, including anyone's reliance on its quality, accuracy, or reliability, or any disclosure by you of information in Your Content that makes you personally identifiable. You represent that you own, or have the necessary permissions to use and authorize the use of Your Content as described herein. You may not imply that Your Content is in any way sponsored or endorsed by Bridge Arrow.
b. You may expose yourself to liability if, for example, Your Content contains material that is false, intentionally misleading, or defamatory; violates any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; contains material that is unlawful, including illegal hate speech; exploits or otherwise disparage anyone; or violates or advocates the violation of any law or regulation.
B. Our Right to Use Your Content
a. We may use Your Content in a number of different ways, including publicly displaying it, reformatting it, incorporating it into advertisements and other works, creating derivative works from it, promoting it, distributing it, and allowing others to do the same in connection with their own websites and media platforms ("Other Media"). As such, you hereby irrevocably grant us world-wide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable rights to use Your Content for any purpose. You also irrevocably grant the users of the Site and any Other Media the right to access Your Content in connection with their use of the Site and any Other Media. Finally, you irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against Bridge Arrow and its users any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to Your Content. By "use" we mean use, copy, publicly perform or display, distribute, modify, translate, and create derivative works of Your Content.
a. As between you and Bridge Arrow, you own Your Content. We own the Bridge Arrow Content, including, but not limited to, visual interfaces, interactive features, graphics, design, compilation, computer code, products, software, aggregate user review ratings, and all other elements and components of the Site excluding Your Content, User Content and Third Party Content. We also own the copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, and other intellectual and proprietary rights throughout the world ("IP Rights") associated with the Bridge Arrow Content and the Site, which are protected by copyright, trade dress, patent, trademark laws and all other applicable intellectual and proprietary rights and laws. As such, you may not modify, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works or adaptations of, publicly display or in any way exploit any of the Bridge Arrow Content in whole or in part except as expressly authorized by us. Except as expressly and unambiguously provided herein, we do not grant you any express or implied rights, and all rights in and to the Site and the Bridge Arrow Content are retained by us.
a. Bridge Arrow and its licensees may publicly display advertisements and other information adjacent to or included with Your Content. You are not entitled to any compensation for such advertisements. The manner, mode and extent of such advertising are subject to change without specific notice to you.
E. Content Feeds
a. We make some of the Site Content ("Feed Content") available via Real Simple Syndication and Atom feeds ("Feeds"). You may access and use the Feeds in order to display Feed Content on your personal computer, website, or blog ("Your Site"), provided that (i) your use of the Feeds is for personal, non-commercial purposes only, (ii) your display of the Feed Content links back to the relevant pages on Bridge Arrow's websites, and attributes Bridge Arrow as the source of the Feed Content, (iii) your use or display of the Feed Content does not suggest that Bridge Arrow promotes or endorses any third party causes, ideas, websites, products or services, including Your Site, (iv) you do not redistribute the Feed Content, and (v) your use of the Feeds does not overburden Bridge Arrow's systems. Bridge Arrow reserves all rights in the Feed Content and may terminate the Feeds at any time.
a. User Content does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Bridge Arrow. We reserve the right to remove, screen, edit, or reinstate User Content from time to time at our sole discretion and without notice to you. For example, we may remove a review if we believe it violates our. We have no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of Your Content, nor do we guarantee any confidentiality with respect to Your Content.
We are under no obligation to enforce the Terms on your behalf against another user. While we encourage you to let us know if you believe another user has violated the Terms, we reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate action at our sole discretion.
A. You agree not to, and will not assist, encourage, or enable others to use the Site to:
i. Violate our, for example, by writing a fake or defamatory review, trading reviews with other businesses, or compensating someone or being compensated to write or remove a review;
ii. Violate any third party's rights, including any breach of confidence, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right;
iii. Threaten, stalk, harm, or harass others, or promote bigotry or discrimination;
iv. Send bulk emails, surveys, or other mass messaging, whether commercial in nature or not; engage in keyword spamming, or otherwise attempt to manipulate the Site's search results or any third party website; or
v. Violate any applicable law.
You also agree not to, and will not assist, encourage, or enable others to:
i. Violate the Terms;
ii. Modify, adapt, appropriate, reproduce, distribute, translate, create derivative works or adaptations of, publicly display, sell, trade, or in any way exploit the Site or Site Content (other than Your Content), except as expressly authorized by Bridge Arrow;
iii. Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other automated device, process or means to access, retrieve, scrape, or index any portion of the Site or any Site Content;
iv. Reverse engineer any portion of the Site;
v. Remove or modify any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice that appears on any portion of the Site or on any materials printed or copied from the Site;
vi. Record, process, or mine information about other users;
vii. Access, retrieve or index any portion of the Site for purposes of constructing or populating a searchable database of business reviews;
viii. Reformat or frame any portion of the Site;
ix. Take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Bridge Arrow's technology infrastructure or otherwise make excessive traffic demands of the Site;
x. Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, user accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Site through hacking, password mining or any other means;
xi. Use the Site or any Site Content to transmit any computer viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature (collectively, "Viruses");
xii. Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Site, or otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site;
xiii. Use the Site to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes; disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to, the Site or Site Content; or
xiv. Remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of the Site, features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of Site Content, or features that enforce limitations on the use of the Site.
The restrictions above only apply to the extent permissible under applicable law. Nevertheless, you agree not to act contrary to them (even if permissible under applicable law) without providing 30 days' prior written notice to us, together with any information that we may reasonably require to give us an opportunity to provide alternative remedies or otherwise accommodate you at our sole discretion.
GUIDELINES AND POLICIES
A. Content Guidelines
You represent that you have read and understood our content guidelines.
SUGGESTIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS
By sending us any ideas, suggestions, documents or proposals ("Feedback"), you agree that (i) your Feedback does not contain the confidential or proprietary information of third parties, (ii) we are under no obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Feedback, (iii) we may have something similar to the Feedback already under consideration or in development, and (iv) you grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, modify, publish, distribute and sublicense the Feedback, and you sublicense the Feedback, and you irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against Bridge Arrow and its users any claims and assertions of any moral assertions of any moral rights continued in such Feedback.
This Site may include hyperlinks to other websites, which are not maintained by Bridge Arrow. We are not responsible for the content of such external websites and we make no representations whatsoever concerning the content or accuracy of, opinions expressed in, or other links provided by such websites. The inclusion of any hyperlink to external websites does not imply endorsement by Bridge Arrow of those websites or any products or services referred to therein. The terms of service and privacy policies applicable to external websites may be different from those applicable to our Site. If you decide to access any external website through a link within our Site, you do so entirely at your own risk, and Bridge Arrow will have no liability for any loss or damage arising from your access or use of any external website. Since Bridge Arrow is not responsible for the availability of these websites, or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding an external website to the administrator of that website. You agree that you will bring no suit or claim against us arising from or based upon any such use of external websites. Hyperlinks to other websites that are provided on the Site are not intended to imply that: (a) we are affiliated or associated with any external website; or (b) any linked site is authorized to use any of our trademarks, trade names, logos, or copyrights.
Images of the Bridge Arrow logo can only be used for linking purposes and can only be made with our express written permission. By linking to the Site, you agree that you will not misrepresent your relationship with us or present false or misleading impressions about us. No hyperlinks to the Site may be used in a manner that implies or suggests that Bridge Arrow approves or endorses you, your website, or your goods and services. We will have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your website. No hyperlink may appear on any page on your website or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene, or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.
We reserve the right, at any time and in our sole discretion, to request that you remove from your website all hyperlinks or any particular hyperlink to the Site. We may at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without cause, withdraw the permission granted herein to use the Bridge Arrow logo and your right to link to any pages on the Site. Upon our request, you agree to immediately remove all hyperlinks to the Site and to cease using the Bridge Arrow logo for linking purposes. Thereafter, your posting of any future hyperlinks to the Site will require our express written permission.
USE OF TRADEMARKS
Except for the limited permission to use the Bridge Arrow logo as set forth in these Terms, you may not, without our express written permission, use any of Bridge Arrow trademarks or service marks for any other purpose.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Bridge Arrow, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, any related companies, suppliers, licensors and partners, and the officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives of each of them (collectively, the "Bridge Arrow Entities") harmless, including costs, liabilities and legal fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party arising out of or relating to (i) your access to or use of the Site, (ii) your violation of the Terms, (iii) any products or services purchased or obtained by you in connection with the Site, or (iv) the infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. Bridge Arrow reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of Bridge Arrow. Bridge Arrow will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
Please read this section carefully since it limits the liability of Bridge Arrow and its subsidiaries, affiliates, and licensors (collectively, the "Bridge Arrow entities"). Each of the subsections below only applies up to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. Nothing herein is intended to limit any rights you may have which may not be lawfully limited.
A. The site is made available to you on an "as is", "with all faults" and "as available" basis. Your use of the site is at your own discretion and risk. The Bridge Arrow entities make no claims or promises about the quality, accuracy, or reliability of the site, its safety or security, or the site content. Accordingly, the Bridge Arrow entities are not liable to you for any loss or damage that might arise, for example, from your reliance on the quality, accuracy, or reliability of the business listings, ratings, or reviews.
B. The Bridge Arrow entities make no claims or promises with respect to any third party, such as the businesses listed on the site or the site's users. Accordingly, the Bridge Arrow entities are not liable to you for any loss or damage that might arise from their actions, including, for example, if another user misuses your content or identity, or if you have a negative experience with one of the businesses listed on the site. Your purchase and use of products or services offered by third parties through the site is at your own discretion and risk.
C. The Bridge Arrow entities expressly disclaim all warranties, whether express or implied, including warranties as to the products or services offered by businesses listed on the site, and implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. No oral or written information or advice provided to you by a representative of one of the Bridge Arrow entities shall create a representation or warranty.
D. Your sole and exclusive right and remedy in case of dissatisfaction with the site, related services, or any other grievance shall be your termination and discontinuation of access to, or use of the site.
E. The Bridge Arrow entities disclaim liability for any: (i) indirect, special, incidental, punitive, exemplary, reliance, or consequential damages; (ii) loss of profits; (iii) business interruption; (iv) reputational harm; or (v) loss of information or data.
A. We reserve the right to modify, update, or discontinue the Site at our sole discretion, at any time, for any or no reason, and without notice or liability.
B. We may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms by email, regular mail or communications through the Site.
C. Except as otherwise stated in Section 10 above, nothing herein is intended, nor will be deemed, to confer rights or remedies upon any third party.
D. The Terms contain the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Site, and supersede any prior agreement between you and us on such subject matter. The parties acknowledge that no reliance is placed on any representation made but not expressly contained in these Terms.
E. Any failure on Bridge Arrow's part to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.
F. If any provision of the Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.
G. The Terms are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with Bridge Arrow's prior written consent, but may be assigned or transferred by us without restriction. Any assignment attempted to be made in violation of the Terms shall be void.
H. The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
DISCLAIMER. Many jurisdictions have laws protecting consumers and other contract parties, limiting their ability to waive certain rights and responsibilities. We respect such laws; nothing herein shall waive rights or responsibilities that cannot be waived. To the extent permitted by law, (1) we make no promise as to Bridge Arrow’s experts and resources postings, its completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, propriety, security or reliability; (2) your access and use are at your own risk, and Bridge Arrow is provided "as is" and "as available"; (3) we are not liable for any harm resulting from: (a) user content; (b) user conduct, e.g. illegal conduct; (c) your Bridge Arrow use; or (d) our representations; (4) we and our officers, directors, employees ("Bridge Arrow entities"), disclaim all warranties & conditions, express or implied, of merchantability, fitness for particular purpose, or non-infringement; (5) Bridge Arrow entities are not liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, or any loss (e.g. of profit, revenue, data, or goodwill).
CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms and Conditions by posting the updated terms on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms and Conditions.
Please review this Agreement periodically for changes. If you do not agree to any of this Agreement or any changes to this Agreement, do not use, access or continue to access the Site or discontinue any use of the Site immediately.
This website does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.
If you have any questions about this Agreement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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