Terms of Service
Into each life, some legalese must fall . . .
We apologize and promise to keep it as plain English as we can. Hopefully we can, simply, keep you appropriately informed and still satisfy the lawyers without straining either relationship.
In short, Use of any content on this site is restricted and may not be used without express and written permissions . . . and . . . it’s a website folks, use at your own risk and we can’t be sued for it.
This Agreement governs your use of this web site and its associated "Web Services", including, if available, any "Interactive Areas", which are owned and operated by Guided Star. Guided Star reserves the right to modify this Agreement at any time, effective immediately upon notice published on the Web Service. Your use of the Web Service constitutes your binding acceptance of these terms and conditions. If at any time the terms and conditions of this Agreement are no longer acceptable to you, you should immediately cease use of the Web Services.
Copyright/Use of Content
Use of any content on this site is restricted and may not be used without express and written permissions.
You acknowledge that the Web Service contains information, possibly including articles, software, photographs, audio, video, graphics, links, and other material that are protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights of Guided Star or third parties, including but not limited to product names, logos, designs, titles, and words or phrases which may be registered in certain jurisdictions (collectively, the "Content"). You agree to comply with any additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content available on or accessed through the Web Service. Users of the Web Service may use the Content only for their personal, noncommercial use. Users of the Web Service wanting to use the content for commercial use must obtain prior express written permission of Guided Star.
You may not modify, publish, transmit, transfer or sell, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, except as otherwise expressly permitted in this Agreement. Content consisting of downloadable software may not be reverse-engineered unless specifically authorized by the owner of the software's patent and or copyright. Subject to the provisions of this Agreement, you may post on the Web Service any content owned by you (such as your original statements), content for which you have received express permission from the owner, and content in the public domain. You assume all right and responsibility for determining whether any content is in the public domain. You grant to Guided Star the right to edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium and for any purpose any content that you place on the Web Service without compensation to you. You represent and warrant that you are authorized to grant all rights set forth in the preceding sentence.
You may not download content on this web site that is indicated to be for sale except under the terms of the sale. Such content is the protected and copyrightable property of Guided Star. "Free" content may be downloaded for your personal use or noncommercial distribution consistent with the terms defined in this Agreement. When using both purchased and "free" content, you will maintain and include all copyright and other notices contained herein. Except as expressly permitted by the copyright laws, no copying, storage, redistribution or publication of any content is permitted without the express permission of Guided Star or the owners of such content or their authorized persons if other than Guided Star.
Rules of Conduct
You shall not post on the Web Service any content which (a) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, harassing or threatening; (b) contains viruses or other contaminating or destructive features; (c) violates the rights of others, such as content which infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or violates any right of privacy or publicity; or (d) otherwise violates any applicable law or reputation. You may not post on the Web Service any links to any external Internet sites that are obscene or pornographic. You shall not use the Web Service for any commercial purpose not expressly approved by Guided Star, nor shall you distribute any advertising or solicitation of funds or goods and services or solicit users to join competitive online services.
Guided Star does not and cannot review all the content posted by users on the Web Service and is not responsible for such content. However, Guided Star reserves the right to delete, move or edit any content (including content posted in any Interactive Area) that it may determine, in its sole discretion, violates or may violate this Agreement or is otherwise unacceptable. You shall remain solely responsible for all content posted by you. Guided Star shall have the right but not the obligation, to correct any errors or omissions in any content, as it may determine in its sole discretion.
Guided Star does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any content posted on any Interactive Area and you acknowledge that any reliance upon such content shall be at your sole risk. Any content placed on any Interactive Area by users are the views of the user posting the statement, and do not represent the views of Guided Star or its advertisers or sponsors.
The Web Service may contain links to sites on the Internet, which are owned and operated by third parties (the "External Sites"). You acknowledge that Guided Star is not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through any External Site. You should contact the site administrator or Webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such External Sites.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Guided Star and its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers and licensors (collectively, the "Guided Star Parties") harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred by any Guided Star Party in connection with any use or alleged use of the service under your user name by any person, whether or not authorized by you. Guided Star reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with Guided Star' defense of such claim.
Termination of Service
Guided Star reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Web Service, including the Interactive Areas, at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability. Guided Star may change, suspend or discontinue all or any aspect of the Web Service at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or Content (including the Interactive Areas), without prior notice or liability.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY NEITHER GUIDED STAR NOR ANY PROVIDER OF THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THAT THE WEB SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR AS TO THE RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE WEB SERVICE OR THE CONTENT. THE WEB SERVICE AND THE CONTENT ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. NEITHER GUIDED STAR, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE WEB SERVICE, ANY CONTENT OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD THROUGH THE WEB SERVICE. NEITHER GUIDED STAR NOR ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDER WARRANTS THAT ANY FILES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING THROUGH THE WEB SERVICE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT IS ASSUMED SOLELY BY YOU.
NEITHER GUIDED STAR NOR ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDER OR THEIR AGENTS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACT, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF GUIDED STAR, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, and the parties irrevocably consent to bring any action to enforce this Agreement in the federal or state courts located in the State of Florida. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. All provisions hereof shall survive any termination of this Agreement as well as any other revisions which by their terms or sense are intended to survive.