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BUZGate Terms of Use Agreement

Date of Last Revision: October 07, 2009. In connection with the launch of our new Website, this Terms of Use modifies our prior BUZGate Terms of Use.

BUZGate.org is an initiative of the Knowledge Institute, specialists in entrepreneurial consulting and educational services. The Knowledge Institute works with Fortune 500, government, nonprofit and small business clients to drive small and medium enterprise (SME) business development and business-to-business transactions.

By accessing or using the BUZGate.org website, located at www.buzgate.org, or any successor websites, including any and all international or mobile versions thereof (the "Website"), or by otherwise accessing any portion of BUZGate.org's curriculum and interactive features you ("you") agree to be bound by this Terms of Use Agreement (this "Agreement") and any agreements, policies and other documents incorporated by reference herein, whether or not you become a subscriber or otherwise participate ("User" or "Users") in BUZGate.org's curriculum and interactive features. In addition, if you wish to become a registered User of the Website, please read this Terms of Use Agreement and visit BUZGate.org's Online Application Form.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of this Terms of Use at any time without further notice. If we do this, we will post the changes to this Terms of Use on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. Your continued use of the Website after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. If you do not agree to this or any future Terms of Use, you may not use or access (or continue to use or access) the Website. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Website to determine if there have been changes to this Terms of Use and to review such changes.

You may receive a written copy of this Agreement by contacting us. In the "To" field, select Customer Support and include "BUZGate.org Terms of Use Agreement" in the "Request or Comments" field.

Term

This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Website or participate in BUZGate.org's curriculum and interactive features.

Non Commercial Use

The Website is for the use by Users in their individual capacities as BUZGate.org Users only and may not be used in connection with any commercial or other endeavors. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not use the Website for any purpose other than those contemplated in this Terms of Use or Privacy Policy. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses by you of the Website, including collecting user names and/or email addresses of Users by electronic or other means for any reason, including, but not limited to, the purpose of sending unsolicited emails and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website is a violation of this Agreement, and appropriate legal action may be taken, including, without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.

Proprietary Rights in Website Content; Limited License

All content, curriculum and interactive features on the Website, and their selection and arrangement, but excluding User Content (the "Website Content"), are the proprietary property of Knowledge Institute, its users or its licensors, with all rights reserved. No Website Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, scraped, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. Subject to these Terms of Use, you are granted a limited license to access and use the Website and the Website Content and to download or print a copy of any properly-accessed portion of the Website Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. Such license does not permit use of any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms of Use will be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. We may revoke this license at any time without notice and with or without cause.

Trademarks

"BUZGate", the "BUZGate" logo and other BUZGate.org graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are our trademarks or trade dress in the U.S. and/or other countries. Our trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission.

Privacy

Use of the Website and/or curriculum and interactive features is also governed by our Privacy Policy.

Third Party Websites and Content

The Website contains (or you may be sent through the Website) links to other web sites ("Third Party Websites") as well as articles, photographs, text, items and other content belonging to or originating from third parties (the "Third Party Components"). Such Third Party Websites and Third Party Components are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for the acts or omissions of any Third Party Websites or Third Party Components. If you decide to leave the Website and access the Third Party Websites or to use or install any Third Party Components, you do so at your own risk and our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third Party Website to which you navigate from the Website or relating to any Third Party Components.

User Messaging

By sending communications to other Users (including, but not limited to, public assistance agency requests), you consent to BUZGate.org storing the communication you have with other Users on its servers owned or controlled by us. You understand that even if you delete a conversation you have with another User, that User may also be able to save it. You further agree that we may retain, use, and scan copies of your communication for a limited time solely to filter spam, detect viruses, and test and improve our messaging services. We may also scan the text of your communication in order to filter spam and detect viruses.

Disclaimer of Warranties

a) YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, AND ANY PROGRAMS OR SERVICES OFFERED VIA THE WEBSITE, ARE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE WEBSITE, AND ANY PROGRAMS OR SERVICES OFFERED VIA THE WEBSITE, ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTE AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS AND USERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO YOU ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. FOR PURPOSES OF CLARITY, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ALL DECISIONS MADE BY YOU WITH RESPECT TO AND AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAMS OR SERVICES OFFERED VIA THE WEBSITE ARE YOUR'S ALONE, AND KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTE DOES NOT MONITOR OR VERIFY THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE PROVIDED ON OR VIA THE WEBSITE AND ANY PROGRAMS OR SERVICES OFFERED VIA THE WEBSITE.

b) KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTE AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS AND USERS MAKE NO WARRANTY TO YOU THAT (i) THE WEBSITE, AND ANY PROGRAMS OR SERVICES OFFERED VIA THE WEBSITE, WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (ii) THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, AND ANY PROGRAMS OR SERVICES OFFERED VIA THE WEBSITE, WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR GENERATE BENEFIT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ECONOMIC BENEFIT) TO YOU; AND (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

c) ANY MATERIAL OR INFORMATION DOWNLOADED, OTHERWISE OBTAINED OR USED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY PROGRAMS OR SERVICES OFFERED VIA THE WEBSITE IS MADE AVAILABLE AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR AND HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND CAUSES OF ACTION WITH RESPECT TO ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, INTERNET ACCESS, BUSINESS, BUSINESS REPUTATION, DOWNLOAD OR DISPLAY DEVICE, OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL OR INFORMATION.

d) NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTE OR THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE, AND ANY PROGRAMS OR SERVICES OFFERED VIA THE WEBSITE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY AND ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Limitation on Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTE AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, LICENSORS AND USERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, COSTS, LOSSES OR EXPENSES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF BUZGATE.ORG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (a) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR ANY PROGRAMS OR SERVICES OFFERED VIA THE WEBSITE ; (b) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (c) STATEMENTS, ADVICE, PARTICIPATING IN PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AGENCY RELATIONSHIPS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE; OR (d) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE, AND ANY PROGRAMS OR SERVICES OFFERED VIA THE WEBSITE.

Exclusions and Limitations

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT SO PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Disputes with other Users

You are solely responsible for your interactions with Users and any disputes that may result from such interactions. Knowledge Institute reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.

Disputes with Knowledge Institute

If there is any dispute about or involving the Website, you agree that the dispute will be governed by the laws of the state of New Hampshire without regard to its conflict of law provisions and will be resolved in a state or federal court located in New Hampshire. You agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the state and federal courts of the State of New Hampshire.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Knowledge Institute, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Website, any interactive features you use on or through the Website, your conduct in connection with your participation in BUZGate.org's curriculum and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement.

Other

This Agreement (together with any agreements, policies or other documents incorporated by reference herein), accepted upon use of the Website and further affirmed by becoming a registered User, contains the entire agreement between you and Knowledge Institute regarding the use of the Website and/or the programs offered by BUZGate.org. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held invalid, the remainder of these Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect. If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms of Use are in the English language only, which language will be controlling in all respects, and all versions hereof in any other language will not be binding on the parties hereto. All communications and notices to be made or given pursuant to these Terms of Use will be in the English language.

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