Privacy of Children:
Children (persons under the age of 18) are not eligible to use the Site without the supervision of their parents. If you are under the age of 18 please do not submit any personal information to us or use any function of the Site, including the Forums, that require the disclosure of personal information. If you are under the age of 18 please only use this Site under the supervision of your parents or guardian. If you are under 13, please do not provide us with any information about yourself. If we discover that we have collected any Personally Identifiable Information regarding a child 12 or under we will delete the information as soon as possible.
What Information is Collected:
Q101.com may collect two types of information about you: Personally Identifiable Information and Aggregate Information that is anonymous (such as your IP address – a number used to identify your computer when you are on the Internet – or the type of browser you are using). Personally Identifiable Information: “Personally Identifiable Information” refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are and can be used to identify, contact or locate you (such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address). You can visit our Site without telling us who you are and without revealing any information about yourself. You may be required to register or otherwise voluntarily provide Personally Identifiable Information to have access to some features of the Site. You always may choose not to provide the Personally Identifiable Information, but this may lead to decreased functionality of the Site for you and our inability to provide you with certain products or services. We also may request you to voluntarily provide Personally Identifiable Information that is not required to access features of our site. This information enables Q101.com to make general improvements to the Site and better serve your specific interests.
What We Will and Will Not Do With the Information You Provide:
Q101.com uses information generally to compile statistical data, keep in contact with users and provide them with a better interactive experience.
We may use your information specifically for the following purposes:
To provide easy access every time you return to the Site without requiring re-entry of registration information; to keep you informed about products and services in which you may have interest; to complete business transactions; to contact you as part of a promotion; to allow you to make a posting on the Site; to administer individual accounts; to provide customer support; to meet legal requirements; to provide Internet security; and/or to analyze the collected information. In the event of a merger, consolidation, or sale or transfer of all or substantially all of our assets or business, one of the assets transferred may include the information we collect about our users.
We also reserve the right to collect Personally Identifiable Information about you when you sign up for our Forums. We will collect this information to ensure compliance with our Forum rules.
Q101.com works closely with our business partners and certain other third parties who may perform functions on our behalf, such as fulfilling orders, providing promotional materials to our users, sending e-mail, managing data, processing credit card payments or providing customer service. They have access to your Personally Identifiable Information only to the extent necessary to perform their functions and may not use it for any other purpose. Further, these business partners and other third parties may from time to time wish to extend special offers to you on their own behalf. We may use your Personally Identifiable Information to assist our business partners in offering you these products, services and information and may act as an intermediary (for instance, sending you e-mail on their behalf).
We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other efforts to enforce laws. We may also disclose Personally Identifiable Information in response to legal process, such as a court order or subpoena, or to protect the Site, hosted sites or users of these sites. We may also disclose Personally Identifiable Information in response to a request by law enforcement if there is an investigation of criminal conduct or other illegal activity. In most cases you may not receive notice of this disclosure to law enforcement. Therefore, we cannot promise, nor should you expect that, communications you make will always remain private.
Third Party Advertising:
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Site. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements on this Site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
When you visit the Site, we or a third-party advertiser may store or recognize some information on your computer in the form of a “cookie” or similar file that can help us in many ways. For example, cookies allow us to tailor the Site to better match your interests and preferences. With most Internet browsers or other software, you can erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. If you reject cookies, functionality of the Site may be severely limited, and you may not be able to take advantage of many of the Site’s best features.
About Our Forums:
The Site features forums (such as message boards and chat rooms), which enable our users to communicate with each other. We do not moderate and are not responsible for the content which you or any user posts on any forum on the Site. All Personally Identifiable Information you post in a forum may be viewed, collected and used by any visitor to the Site and is beyond our control. Therefore, Q101.com strongly recommends that you do not post on any forum private information about yourself or other individuals.
Linking to Our Business Affiliates’ and Third Party Web Sites:
The Site contains links to sites operated by our business partners and other third parties. Once you leave the Site, you may or may not see a new URL in the location bar. Please review the linked site’s privacy policies, and if you do not agree to be bound by the terms of the policies governing that site, terminate your visit to that site. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the sites operated by our business partners or other third parties.
How Secure is Your Information:
Any unauthorized use of the Site may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution. We have reasonable policies and procedures in place to protect the privacy and confidentiality of your information that we collect and maintain. All Personally Identifiable Information is stored on our secured servers, behind a firewall at a data center with access to data strictly controlled. To help ensure the privacy of your information, we urge you not to share your user name and password with anyone and recommend that you change your password frequently and store it in a safe place. If you are asked to create a user name or password, please select words that do not personally identify you.
The Site offers “auto login” which allows users to enter member areas of the Site without re-entering password information. You may want to disable auto login on your “Set Up” page if you are not the only person using your computer.
You should note that while we take steps to protect your privacy and security there is no “perfect security” on the Internet and by disclosing information there is a chance that the information may be intercepted or become public.
How Information Can Be Accessed or Modified:
If you have any concerns about privacy procedures at our Web site or wish to access or modify your Personally Identifiable Information collected at the Site:
PO Box 3162
Oak Brook, IL
Please make any communications as complete and descriptive as possible, and we will attempt to respond promptly to your concerns.
Effective Aug. 14, 2011
Acceptance of Terms Through Use:
We reserve the right to make modifications, improvements, deletions, or amendments to the Site at any time we deem appropriate. Any and all relevant portions of this Agreement will apply automatically to all modifications, improvements, deletions, and/or amendments as they appear.
In addition, we reserve the right at any time to modify the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions on the Agreement. Except as otherwise stated herein, any modification to this Agreement shall be effective ten (10) days after it initially is posted on the Site. Your use of the Site after any such change will be conclusively deemed acceptance of such change.
You agree that you are only authorized to visit, view and to retain a copy of pages of the Site for your own personal use, and that you shall not duplicate, download, publish, modify or otherwise distribute the material on the Site for any purpose other than for personal use, unless otherwise specifically authorized by us to do so. You also agree not to deep-link (place a hyperlink on a website that links to another website but not at its homepage) to the Site for any purpose, unless specifically authorized by us to do so. The content and software on this Site is the property of BBRN and Q101 and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
We may terminate the privileges of any user who uses the Site to unlawfully transmit copyrighted material without a license, express consent, valid defense or fair use exemption to do so. If you submit information or content to the Site, you warrant that the information or content does not infringe the copyrights or other rights of third parties.
Representations By You:
By visiting the Site, you represent, warrant and covenant that (a) you are at least 18 years old; (b) that you are a resident of the United States; and (c) that all materials of any kind submitted by you through the Site or for inclusion on the Site will not plagiarize, violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party including trade secret, copyright, trademark, trade dress, privacy, patent, or other personal or proprietary rights.
During the registration process you will be asked to select a unique password for access to certain portions of the Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the password. By logging into the Site, you represent and warrant that: (i) you are the customer who registered for the services; (ii) that you are using the services only for permitted purposes; (iii) you are not a competitor of BBRN, Q101, or agent thereof; (iv) you will immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of the password or account or any other breach of security; and (v) you will ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Please notify info@Q101.com of any potential unauthorized use(s) of your account, or breach of security. You also represent and warrant that: (i) you will not select or utilize a user name of another person with intent to impersonate that person; (ii) you will not select or utilize a user name in which another person has rights, if you do not have that person’s authorization to use such name; and (iii) you will not select or utilize a user name that we in our sole discretion deem offensive.
License Granted by You:
By providing content or information to us, including by submitting or uploading content or materials for use on the Site, you represent and warrant that you or the owner of all rights to such content or materials has expressly granted us an irrevocable world-wide right in all languages and in perpetuity to use and exploit all or any part of the content and materials provided by you. We may publish and distribute any such submitted content or materials at our sole discretion by any method now existing or later developed. You agree that you shall waive all claims and have no recourse against us for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary rights in any communication, content or material submitted to us. Any communication or materials you send to us will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and may be disseminated or used by us for any purpose, including, but not limited to, developing, creating, manufacturing or marketing products or services.
The Site may contain advertisements and/or sponsorships. The advertisers and/or sponsors that provide these advertisements and sponsorships are solely responsible for insuring that the materials submitted for inclusion on the Site are accurate and comply with all applicable laws. We are not responsible for the acts or omissions of any advertiser or sponsor. Your decision to make purchases from any such advertiser or sponsor is completely voluntary and within your sole discretion. You are solely responsible for payment of all costs or fees associated with any such purchase, including payment of all shipping charges, applicable sales tax, or other taxes, assessments, or fees imposed by applicable law.
No Commercial Use:
This Site may not be used by you for any commercial purposes such as to conduct sales of merchandise or services of any kind. You must obtain our prior written consent to make commercial offers of any kind on the Site, whether by advertising, solicitations, links, or any other form of communication. We will investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Site and barring such violators from use of the Site.
Links and Search Results:
The Site may contain windows or hyperlinks which provide access to other websites not affiliated with the Site or with us (hereinafter the “External Websites”), or to informational content provided by the External Websites. Your use of such External Websites or informational content, while subject to the terms of this Agreement, is also subject to and governed by the terms and guidelines, if any, contained within such External Website.
We do not endorse and are not liable for the content of any External Website, and do not make any representations or warranties concerning any informational content or materials available on such External Website, including that they will not contain viruses or otherwise impact your computer. We have no control over these External Websites or the content within them. We do not guarantee, represent or warrant that the content contained in any External Website is accurate, legal and/or inoffensive. By using the Site to search for or link to another site, you agree and understand that you may not make any claim against us for any damages or losses, whatsoever, resulting from your use of the Site to obtain search results or to link to another site. You acknowledge, understand, and agree that we 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 your use of or reliance on any informational content, products, services, software, or other materials available on or provided by any External Website. If you have a problem with a link from the Site, you may notify us at info@Q101.com
Career Advice and Professional Networking Websites:
The Site may provide a venue for you to access External Websites containing career advice and professional networking forums. We have no control over the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the information or services available through any such External Websites, and makes no warranties or representations about any of the networking forums or service vendors posted thereon. To the extent that such External Websites collect personal information or postings from you, you are advised that in no event shall we assume or have any responsibility or liability for the manner in which such information or postings are exploited or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on the External Websites. We are not an employment agency or a recruiting firm and make no representation or guarantees regarding the effectiveness or timeliness of vendors offering career services in meeting the objectives of the users. We do not guarantee that use of the Site and/or the hyperlinks to External Websites listed thereon will result in users being hired, and we are not responsible for any employment decisions, regardless of the reasons such decisions were made.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Policy:
If you are notifying us of alleged copyright infringement, please be sure to provide the following information in the form required by 17 U.S.C. § 512:
• 1. A description of the copyrighted work that you allege is being infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
• 2. A description of the allegedly infringing material and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
• 3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and/or an electronic mail address;
• 4. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, or its agent, or the law; and
• 5. A statement by you that the information in the notification is accurate and that you have the authority to enforce the copyrights that are claimed to be infringed.
Designated Agent for Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement:
• NAME: Director of Internet Technologies
• ADDRESS: BBRN, PO BOX 3162, Oak Brook, IL 60522-3162 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: (630) 206-1065
Allocation of Responsibility:
We assume no responsibility for the activities, omissions, or other conduct of users. We act as a portal for the online distribution and publication of information and have no obligation to screen communications or information in advance and are not responsible for screening or monitoring information posted by vendors on External Websites. If notified by a user of an External Website that grossly violates and/or does not conform to the reasonable principles and ethics of society, we may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and determine, in our sole discretion, whether to remove or request the removal of the link to such External Website. We have no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities. We may take any action with respect to External Websites that we deems necessary or appropriate, in our sole discretion.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES:
You acknowledge, understand, and expressly agrees that use of the Site and any External Website accessible therethrough is at your sole risk. We do not guarantee, represent, or warrant that your use of the Site will be uninterrupted, error free, or virus free, or that the Site will meet your requirements. In addition, no warranty is made as to the results that may be obtained from use of the Site or any External Websites listed thereon, or as to the accuracy, reliability, or content of any product, service, or information provided through or in connection with the Site. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION, DATA, SERVICES, OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS. SPECIFICALLY, BBRN AND Q101 DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (1) ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES; AND, (2) ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR WARRANTIES ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, TRADE USAGE, OR TRADE PRACTICE. THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF BBRN’S AND/OR Q101’S RECORDS OR INFORMATION, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER BBRN, Q101 NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DELIVERING THE SITE OR AN EXTERNAL WEBSITE IS LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF A USER’S ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THE SITE OR ANY EXTERNAL WEBSITE. You assume all risk of errors and/or omissions in the Site, including the transmission or translation of information. In addition, you acknowledge, understand, and agree that there are risks, including but not limited to, the risk of physical harm, the risk of dealing with strangers, foreign nationals, underage persons, or people acting under false pretenses. You assume all risks associated with dealing with the vendors with whom you comes in contact with through the Site or any External Website. You assume full responsibility for implementing sufficient procedures and updates to satisfy your requirements for the accuracy and suitability of the Site, including the information provided thereon, and for maintaining any means that you may require for the reconstruction of lost data or subsequent manipulations or analyses of the information provided hereunder. You acknowledge, understand, and agree that your use of the Site, any External Website accessed therethrough, and any information sent or received in connection therewith, may not be secure and may be intercepted by unauthorized parties. YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR CORRECTION TO USER’S COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER PROPERTY.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us and our subsidiary and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, officers and directors harmless from all liabilities, claims and expenses, including attorney’s fees, that arise from your use or misuse of the Site or the content therein. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.
By choosing to access the Site from any location other than the United States, you accept full responsibility for compliance with all local laws that are applicable. We make no representation that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use, export or re-export any materials from this Site in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including, but not limited to, any United States export laws and regulations.
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Integration and Severability: