Terms Of Service

SupportLocalIndependent.com (“SLI”, “we”, “us”, “our”) tries to provide a list of independent small businesses to help consumers connect to independent small and medium sized businesses (collectively, “ISB”). The following Terms of Use outline your obligations when using the SLI websites and services.

 

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

The Internet site available at www.supportlocalindependent.com, all related sites and the various content, features, and services offered on and in connection with these sites are owned and operated by SupportLocalIndependent.com and can only be accessed and used by you under the Terms of Use described below (“Terms of Use”).

 

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING, DOWNLOADING, OR USING ANY OF THE SITES AND SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO BECOME BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THEN YOU MAY NOT ACCESS AND USE THE SITES AND SERVICES.

 

MODIFICATIONS OF TERMS OF USE

SLI may, in its sole discretion, modify these Terms of Use at any time effective upon posting the modified Terms of Use on and in connection with the Sites and Services, with or without additional notice to you. You are responsible for regularly reviewing information posted on the Sites and Services to obtain timely notice of such changes. If you do not agree to the amended terms, you agree to immediately stop using the Sites and Services. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES AFTER SUCH POSTING (OR OTHER NOTIFICATION, IF ANY) MEANS YOU ACCEPT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE MODIFIED TERMS OF USE.

 

USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES

Subject to full compliance with these Terms of Use, SLI grants users access and use of the Sites and Services for your personal use. You agree to not access, reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, re-sell, modify, distribute, transmit, or otherwise exploit the Sites or Services or any of its content for any purpose except for your personal use and as described in these Terms of Use, without the express written consent of SLI. SLI may modify, update, suspend or discontinue the Sites and Services, in whole or in part, at our sole discretion for any or no reason, at any time and with or without notice. SLI shall not be liable to any user or other third party for any such modification, update, suspension or discontinuance.

 

USER CONDUCT

As a condition of your access and use of the Sites and Services and your submission or access to any communications, information, data, text, photographs, audio clips, audiovisual works, or other materials on the Sites and Services (collectively, the “Content”), you agree not to use the Sites and Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by SLI. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to:

  1. violate these Terms of Use, other applicable agreement with SLI, and any applicable local, state, national or international law, and any rules and regulations having the force of law;

  2. use the Sites and Services in any manner that violates any relevant law or that infringes, misappropriates or violates any third party’s rights, including, but not limited to, transmitting any Content that may infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s rights of publicity, contractual rights, fiduciary rights or intellectual property rights;

  3. use the Sites and Services or its Content for any purposes not authorized by these Terms of Use, including commercial, political, or religious purposes, including the submission or transmission of any Content that contains advertisements, promotional materials, junk mail, or any other form of solicitation;

  4. reproduce, duplicate, copy, modify, sell, re-sell or exploit any Content or the Sites and Services for any commercial, educational, or any other non-personal purpose, without the express written consent of SLI, which consent may be withheld in our sole discretion;

  5. post irrelevant Content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure, interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Sites and Services or any activities conducted on the Sites and Services;

  6. harass, threaten, intimidate, impersonate, or attempt to impersonate, any other person, falsify your contact or other information, misrepresent a relationship with any person or entity, including misrepresenting a relationship with SLI, or otherwise attempt to mislead others as to the identity of the sender;

  7. knowingly provide or submit false or misleading information;

  8. use the Sites and Services if you are under the age of eighteen (18);

  9. take any action that would undermine the list process under the Sites and Services;

  10. attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Sites and Services, other user accounts, or other computer systems or networks connected to the Sites and Services;

  11. use the Sites and Services in any way that could interfere with the rights of SLI or the rights of other users of the Sites and Services;

  12. attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Sites and Services, or any other systems or networks connected to the Sites and Services or to any server used by SLI by hacking, password ‘mining’ or any other illegitimate or unauthorized means, including attempting to obtain password, account, or any other personal or private information from any other Sites and Services user;

  13. sell, share, or otherwise transfer your account username, password, other information, or your rights or obligations as applicable under these Terms of Use;

  14. transmit or submit any transmission or other materials that are encrypted or that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, spiders, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that is likely or intended to damage, interfere with, disrupt, impair, disable or otherwise overburden the Sites and Services;

  15. access, download, monitor, or copy any information contained on our Sites and Services through artificial means (including but not limited to use any ‘deep-link’, ‘scraper’, ‘robot’, ‘spider’ or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent automatic or manual process, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Sites and Services or any content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any Content, materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Sites and Services; or

  16. probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the Sites and Services or any network connected to the Sites and Services, nor breach the security or authentication measures on or of the Sites and Services or any network connected to the Sites and Services. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of the Sites and Services, or any other customer of SLI, including any SLI account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the Sites and Services or any service or information made available or offered by or through the Sites and Services, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information other than your own information, except as expressly authorized by SLI and provided for by the Sites and Services.

SLI’S SERVICES

When using, accessing, or purchasing particular services or features of the Sites and Services, you shall be subject to any posted agreements, guidelines, or rules applicable to such services or features that may be posted from time to time. All such agreements, guidelines, or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms of Use.

 

SUBMITTING CONTENT

As a condition of submitting any Content or other materials to the Sites or Services, you agree that:

  1. you grant to SLI a royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, nonexclusive, transferable, and sublicensable license to use, reproduce, copy, adapt, modify, merge, distribute, publicly display, create derivative works from, incorporate such Content into other works;

  2. you grant to SLI all rights necessary to publish or refrain from publishing your name and address in connection with your Content; sublicense through multiple tiers the Content, and acknowledge that this license cannot be terminated by you once your Content is submitted to the Sites and Services;

  3. you grant to SLI all rights necessary to prohibit the subsequent aggregation, display, copying, duplication, reproduction, distribution, or exploitation of your Content by any other party;

  4. you represent that you own or have secured all legal rights necessary for the Content submitted by you to be used by you, SLI, and others as described and otherwise contemplated in these Terms of Use;

  5. you represent and warrant that each person identified, depicted, or shown in in your Content, if any, (and if a minor, the parent or guardian of the minor) has provided consent to the use of the Content consistent with these Terms of Use;

  6. SLI  may, in its sole discretion, choose to remove or not to remove Content once published;

  7. you will not submit any Content that may be considered by SLI to be infringing, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, obscene, profane, hateful, offensive, harmful, vulgar, distasteful, defamatory, or otherwise violates any relevant law or right of any other party, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

  8. the Content or entities listed do not reflect the views of SLI, its officers, managers, owners, employees, agents, designees or other users.

PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF CONTENT

SLI does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, quality or appropriateness of any Content transmitted to or through the Service. You acknowledge that SLI simply acts as a passive conduit and an interactive computer service provider for the publication and distribution of Content and for the publication and distribution of any content posted by Service Providers in response to Content (“Service Provider Content”). You understand that all Content and Service Provider Content posted on, transmitted through or linked through the Service, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. You understand that SLI does not control, and is not responsible for Content or Service Provider Content made available through the Service, and that by using the Service, You may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, misleading, or offensive. You agree that You must evaluate and make Your own judgment, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content and Service Provider Content.

You further acknowledge that SLI has no obligation to screen, preview, monitor or approve any Content or Service Provider Content, or Content posted or submitted by any other SLI member or any Service Provider. However, SLI reserves the right to review and delete any Content that, in its sole judgment, violates the terms and conditions of this Agreement. By using the Service, you agree that it is solely YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to evaluate Your risks associated with the use, accuracy, usefulness, completeness or appropriateness of any Content that You submit, receive, access, transmit or otherwise convey through the Service. Under no circumstances will SLI be liable in any way for any Content or Service Provider Content, including, but not limited to, any Content or Service Provider Content that contains any errors, omissions, defamatory statements, or confidential or private information (including, but not limited to, health information) or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content or Service Provider Content submitted, accessed, transmitted or otherwise conveyed via the Service. You waive the right to bring or assert any claim against SLI relating to Content or Service Provider Content, and release SLI and its owners and employees from any and all liability for or relating to any Content or Service Provider Content.

You may, however, report Content that you believe violates these Terms of Use or is otherwise unlawful by sending an email via the Contact form. Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) for unlawful misrepresentations. If you are uncertain whether an activity is unlawful, we recommend seeking advice of an attorney.

You agree that SLI may establish general practices, policies and limits, which may or may not be published, concerning the use of the Sites and Services, including without limitation, the time that Content will be retained, the maximum number of entities that may be listed on the sites, and the maximum number of times and the maximum duration for which you may access the Sites and Services in a given period of time. You agree that SLI has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Content or other materials maintained or transmitted by or through the Sites and Services. You agree that SLI has the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.

 

SERVICE PROVIDERS

SLI does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, data, advertising, products, goods or services available or unavailable from, or through, any third party or Service Provider (which includes, but is not limited to, health care and wellness providers). You agree that should you use or rely on such Content, data, advertisement, products, goods or services, available or unavailable from, or through any third party or Service Provider (which includes, but is not limited to, health care and wellness providers), SLI is not responsible or liable, indirectly or directly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with such use or reliance. Your dealings with, or participation in promotions of any Service Provider (which includes, but is not limited to, health care and wellness providers), and any other terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with such dealings, are between you and such Service Provider or Business (which includes, but is not limited to, health care and wellness providers) exclusively and do not involve SLI. You should make whatever investigation or other resources that you deem necessary or appropriate before hiring or engaging Service Providers and Businesses (which includes, but is not limited to, health care and wellness providers).

Third parties and Service Providers may link or otherwise direct Internet users to our Sites and Services for the purpose of utilizing one or more of the services we provide on behalf of others. Additionally, we may provide links or otherwise direct you to third party or Service Provider websites. SLI does not control or operate any such third party or Service Provider websites. Any information you provide to these third party or Service Provider websites while on these third party or Service Provider websites is subject to the respective policies of those third parties or Service Providers, and not SLI policies. It is your responsibility to review such third party or Service Provider policies, including any relevant privacy policies. You agree that SLI will not be responsible or liable for, and does not endorse any content, advertising, goods or services provided on or through these outside websites or for your use or inability to use such websites. SLI does not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give to any third party or Service Provider sites. You use these third party or Service Provider websites at your own risk.

You agree that SLI is not responsible for the accessibility or unavailability of any third party or Service Provider (which includes, but is not limited to, health care and wellness providers) or for your interactions and dealings with them, waive the right to bring or assert any claim against SLI relating to any interactions or dealings with any third party or Service Provider (which includes, but is not limited to, health care and wellness providers), and release SLI from any and all liability for or relating to any interactions or dealings with Service Providers (which includes, but is not limited to, health care and wellness providers).

Without limiting the foregoing, your correspondence or business dealings with, consumption of products or services of, or participation in promotions of, third parties or Service Providers found on or through the use of the Sites and Services, including payment for and delivery or fulfillment of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that SLI shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such third parties or Service Providers on the SLI Sites and Services.

 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS RELATED PROVIDERS

The Sites and Services and its Content are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Sites and Services.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. SLI does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Sites and Services. SLI is not a health or wellness provider and cannot recommend or refer you to any health or wellness provider. Reliance on any information provided by SLI, its employees and others appearing on the Sites and Services at the invitation of SLI, or other visitors to the Sites and Services is solely at your own risk.

The Sites and Services may contain health-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you should not use the Sites and Services. You should be aware that if you post any health-related information about yourself or anyone else on the Sites and Services, you do so at your own risk. If you post health information about services rendered to another individual, you represent that you have the legal authority to receive health information about that individual from that individual’s health care providers and that you have the legal authority to further disclose such health information. If you post health-related information, you will be placing it into the public domain which may violate federal or state laws that protect the privacy of health information. You also acknowledge that the health care or wellness provider about whom you submit Content may submit Content that contain your private or confidential health information in response to Content you submit. SLI is not liable for any such Content. SLI cannot be expected to keep your health information confidential if you post it to the Sites or Services or otherwise make it available to others.

 

TERMINATION OF ACCESS

SLI may terminate your privilege to use or access the Sites and Services immediately and without notice for any reason whatsoever. Upon such termination, you must immediately cease accessing or using the Sites and Services and agree not access or make use of, or attempt to use, the Sites and Services. Furthermore, you acknowledge that SLI reserves the right to take action -- technical, legal or otherwise -- to block, nullify or deny your ability to access the Sites and Services. You understand that SLI may exercise this right in its sole discretion, and this right shall be in addition to and not in substitution for any other rights and remedies available to SLI.

All provisions of these Terms of Use which by their nature should survive termination shall survive the termination of your access to the Sites and Services, including, without limitation, provision regarding ownership, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.

 

TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS

You should assume all Content and material made available on the Sites and Services is protected by copyright law. Aside from user-submitted Content, all other materials and other information on the Sites and Services, including, but not limited to, all text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio and video clips, downloads, data compilations and software are the exclusive property of SLI and/or its licensors and are protected by all United States and international copyright laws.

 

NOTICES

You agree that SLI may communicate any notices to You under these Terms of Use, through electronic mail, regular mail or posting the notices on the Site.

 

DELAYS AND ACCESSIBILITY

The Sites and Services may be subject to limitations, delays, failure, and other problems inherent in the use of the Internet and electronic communications. SLI is not responsible for any delays, failures or other damage resulting from such problems.

 

USER FEEDBACK

SLI appreciates hearing from you, as well as our other users, and welcomes your comments regarding our Sites and Services. Please be advised, however, that our policy does not permit us to accept or consider creative ideas, suggestions, or materials other than those which we have specifically requested. Although we do value your feedback on our Sites and Services, please be specific in your comments regarding our services and do not submit creative ideas, suggestions or materials. If, despite our request, you send us creative suggestions, ideas, drawings, concepts or other information (collectively, the “Submissions”), such Submissions will be the property of SLI. In addition, none of the Submissions will be subject to any obligations of confidentiality and SLI will not be liable for any future use or disclosure of such Submissions.

 

WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS

You acknowledge that SLI has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to or use the Sites and Services; what effects the content on or in connection with the Sites and Services may have on you; how you may interpret or use the content on or in connection with the Sites and Services; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the content on or in connection with the Sites and Services. You release SLI from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired content or information through the Sites and Services. The Sites and Services may contain, or direct you to sites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. SLI makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Sites and Services, and SLI will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Sites and Services. SLI makes no guarantee or warranty, express or implied, as to the reliability, accuracy, timeliness or completeness of that information and assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions therein.

 

YOU ACCESS AND USE THE SITES AND SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITES AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN ‘AS IS, AS AVAILABLE’ BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. NEITHER SLI NOR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS RESULTING FROM USE OR UNAVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION OR CONTENT ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITES AND SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY LOST PROFITS, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO DATA, OR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, COMPENSATORY OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS DISCLAIMER IS APPLICABLE TO ANY DAMAGE OR INJURY RESULTING FROM NEGLIGENCE OR OMISSION OF SLI, COMPUTER VIRUS OR OTHER SIMILAR ITEM, TELECOMMUNICATIONS ERRORS, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR USE OF USER INFORMATION THROUGH THEFT OR ANY OTHER MEANS. WE ARE NOT LIABLE FOR CRIMINAL, TORTUOUS, OR NEGLIGENT ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS OF THIRD PARTIES THAT AFFECT THE SITES AND SERVICES. IN NO EVENT WILL SLI OR ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, ASSIGNS OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY TORTUOUS OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS. IN NO EVENT WILL SLI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR ASSIGNS BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT, HARDWARE OR OTHER PROPERTY OF USER OR PERSONAL INJURY THAT ARISES IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE SITES AND SERVICES.

ANY MATERIAL ACCESSED, DOWNLOADED, OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITES AND SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM SLI OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITES AND/OR SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.

EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THE TERMS, SLI DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT (I) THE SITES AND/OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SITES AND/OR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITES AND/OR SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU AGREE THAT FROM TIME TO TIME WE MAY REMOVE THE SERVICE FOR INDEFINITE PERIODS OF TIME, OR CANCEL THE SERVICE AT ANY TIME, WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU.

BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, SLI’S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

SLI SHALL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PROTECT INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, BUT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR SUBMISSION OF SUCH INFORMATION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND SLI HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR LIABILITY RELATING TO SUCH INFORMATION IN ANY WAY.

 

SLI has no control over and no duty to take any action regarding: other users’ behavior; what effects Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to Content. You release SLI from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Sites and Services. SLI makes no representations concerning any Content, including the accuracy thereof, contained in or accessed through the Sites and Services, and SLI will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Sites and Services.

The Sites and Services may display links to other Internet sites or resources. Because SLI has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that SLI is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.

You further acknowledge and agree that SLI shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

 

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless SLI, its officers, managers, owners, employees, agents, designees, users, successors, assigns, service providers and suppliers from and against all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages, claims, demands and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs due to or arising from: (a) any violation of these Terms of Use by you; (b) the inaccurate or untruthful Content or other information provided by you to SLI or that you submit, transmit or otherwise make available through the Service; or (c) any intentional or willful violation of any rights of another or harm you may have caused to another. SLI will have sole control of the defense of any such damage or claim.

 

Limitation of liability

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SLI WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF SLI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) (COLLECTIVELY, “DAMAGES”), RESULTING FROM: (A) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (B) THE COST OF ANY GOODS AND/OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE SERVICE; (C) DISCLOSURE OF, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR INFORMATION OR CONTENT; (D) CONTENT YOU SUBMIT, RECEIVE, ACCESS, TRANSMIT OR OTHERWISE CONVEY THROUGH THE SERVICE; (E) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY SERVICE PROVIDERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICE; (F) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE; (G) ANY BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT BY SLI OR THE FAILURE OF SLI TO PROVIDE THE SERVICE UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR (H) ANY OTHER DEALINGS OR INTERACTIONS YOU HAVE WITH ANY SERVICE PROVIDERS (OR ANY OF THEIR REPRESENTATIVES OR AGENTS). THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted. In such jurisdictions, some of the foregoing limitations may not apply to You.

 

BREACH OF TERMS OF USE AND LIQUIDATED DAMAGES

You understand that the content in each record on SLI has significant value to SLI and that the damage caused to SLI for any violation of these Terms of Use pertaining to a report or record will be difficult to accurately estimate. Thus, you shall be liable to pay us the following amounts as liquidated damages, and you agree that the liquidated damages are a reasonable estimate of SLI’s damages for the specified breaches of these Terms of Use:

  1. Except as set forth in the foregoing subparagraphs, you agree to pay the actual damages suffered by SLI, including, but not limited to attorneys’ fees and court costs, to the extent such actual damages can be reasonably calculated. Notwithstanding any other provision of these Terms of Use, we reserve the right to seek the remedy of specific performance of any term contained herein, or a preliminary or permanent injunction against the breach of any such term or in aid of the exercise of any power granted in these Terms of Use, or any combination thereof.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

These Terms of Use and other agreements, rules, and policies incorporated by reference to these Terms including, without limitation, the Privacy Policy as applicable, constitutes the entire agreement between you and SLI. It supersedes any prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements, whether written or oral, between you and SLI regarding the subject matter contained in these Terms of Use. Additional terms and conditions may exist between you and third parties, including but not limited to, Service Providers and others. You represent and warrant that those third party agreements do not interfere with your obligations and duties to SLI under these Terms of Use.

 

GOVERNING LAW

These Terms of Use and the relationship between You and SLI will be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, notwithstanding the choice of law provisions of the venue where any action is brought, where the violation occurred, where You may be located or any other jurisdiction. You agree and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts located in Baltimore County, Maryland and waive any defense of lack of personal jurisdiction or improper venue or forum non convenient to a claim brought in such court, except that SLI may elect, in its sole discretion, to litigate the action in the county or state where any breach by You occurred or where You can be found. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out or related to Your use of the Site or Service or these Terms of Use shall be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or will forever be barred.’’

 

MISCELLANEOUS

If you breach any term of these Terms of Use or other agreement with SLI, SLI may pursue any legal or equitable remedy available, including but not limited to, direct, consequential, and punitive damages and injunctive relief. SLI’s remedies are cumulative and not exclusive. Failure of SLI to exercise any remedy or enforce any portion of the Terms of Use at any time shall not operate as a waiver of any remedy or of the right to enforce any portion of the Agreement at any time thereafter. If any provision of the Terms of Use 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. These Terms of Use are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with SLI’s prior written consent. We may transfer, assign or delegate the Terms and its rights and obligations without consent. Users of this Sites and Services are responsible for compliance with all applicable regulations and laws. No joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between you and SLI as a result of these Terms of Use or use of the Sites and Services. You acknowledge and agree that each of the Released Parties shall be an intended third party beneficiary of these Terms of Use.

Contacting Us

If you have any comments or questions regarding these Terms, or wish to report any violation of these Terms of Service, please contact us via the Contact Us form. We will address any issue to the best of our abilities.