Yes, there's lots of legal stuff on this page, but we're required to share it with you. And that's a good thing, because at PiqueShare we believe you should be an informed consumer and user of the Internet.
The terms and conditions below (the "terms") are what govern your use of the PiqueShare website on the Internet and World Wide Web. These terms are a legal contract between you and PiqueShare (“we” or “us”.) They govern your access to, and your use of our website, which (as you know) is located at PiqueShare (the “site”). These terms also govern your use of any services and products we provide on the site. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please do not access or otherwise use this site and/or our services and products.
PiqueShare provides content, services and products throughout this site. All information, documents, products and services, including content, trademarks, logos, graphics and images (which are grouped together under the term “Materials”) are the copyrighted work of PiqueShare or PiqueShare's licensors and/or contributors.
PiqueShare grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use the Materials solely for your personal use or internal business use. You agree that you will only use this site and the Materials for lawful uses.
You agree that you have no right to modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of the Materials provided by PiqueShare in any manner. Your limited license terminates automatically, without notice to you, if you breach any of these terms.
Upon termination of your limited license, you agree to immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials. Except as stated herein, you acknowledge that you have no right, title or interest in or to the site or any Materials on any legal basis.
You are prohibited from taking any action to circumvent or attempt to circumvent the security and access control provisions of the site. Such prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to, any efforts to: (a) log into an account with a password not assigned to you; (b) access personally identifiable information not intended for you; (c) test the security measures on the site and/or attempt to identify system vulnerabilities; (d) impersonate any other user of the site and/or the products and services, forge any of the header information in any posting, or tamper with the TCP/IP packet header; (d) modify, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise attempt or allow others to attempt to discover the underlying software code for the site and/or the products and services; or (f) overwhelm or disable the site or the products and services or interfere with the access and use of the site and/or the services by any other user.
If PiqueShare becomes aware of any of the aforementioned activities on your part, we may investigate and take action. When appropriate, we may work with law enforcement to investigate and prosecute offenders.
Your continued use of the Site and/or the products and services is expressly conditioned on your compliance with the prohibitions, obligations and restrictions just stated. Without limiting the foregoing, you acknowledge that PiqueShare prohibits and you agree not to:
The foregoing list of prohibitions is illustrative and is not intended to be complete or exclusive.
You acknowledge and agree that there is the chance that you may be exposed to content that may be offensive or objectionable to you. You hereby acknowledge and agree that all submissions submitted by you or any other user express the views of the author, and PiqueShare will not be held responsible for or liable for the content in such submissions.
Your access to the site and Services is undertaken at your own risk and PiqueShare is not responsible for any offensive or otherwise objectionable materials that may be posted by any third party.
In addition, the foregoing prohibitions do not impose on PiqueShare any obligation to monitor or remove any Submissions or other information or communication submitted by you or any other user.
Password Restricted Areas of the Website
Certain areas of the site may be password-restricted so only authorized users can access certain web pages and services (“Restricted Areas”).
If you are an authorized member of the Restricted Areas, you take responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. You agree to notify PiqueShare if your password may have been compromised, or is lost, stolen, or disclosed to an unauthorized third party.
You agree to immediately notify PiqueShare of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security in relation to the site that may be known to you. You are responsible for activities that occur under your account.
Links to Third Party Sites
The PiqueShare site may be linked to other sites that are not owned, operated, or managed by PiqueShare. We provide these links to you only as a convenience, and PiqueShare is not responsible for the content or links displayed on these third party sites.
Third Party Content
Some information and content may be provided by third parties to PiqueShare (“Third Party Content”). The Third Party Content is the copyrighted work of the creator/licensor, PiqueShare, and PiqueShare.
You agree that you will only display the Third Party Content on your personal computer for your personal or internal business use. You acknowledge and agree that you have no right to download, cache, reproduce, modify, display (except as set forth in this paragraph), alter, edit, manipulate or enhance any of the Third Party Content in any manner.
PiqueShare disclaims all express, implied and statutory warranties and conditions with regard to third party content. This includes, but is not limited to, all implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.
Unauthorized use of any Materials or Third Party Content contained on this site may violate certain regulations and laws. You shall indemnify and hold PiqueShare and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and business partners harmless from and against any and all damages, costs, expenses, and liabilities, including attorneys' fees, that PiqueShare or any other indemnified party suffers in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding any claim or demand from a third party in the event that your use of the site or the use of the site by any person using your user name and/or password violates any applicable law or regulation, or the rights of any third party.
All information, data, and screens appearing on PiqueShare, including web pages, documents, site design, text, graphics, logos, images and icons, and the selection and arrangement thereof, are the sole property of PiqueShare and PiqueShare unless otherwise specified.
All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved worldwide. Any reproduction, distribution, modification, retransmission, or publication of any copyrighted material on the site is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the copyright holder, except as otherwise required by applicable law.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Your use of this site, the Materials and/or the products and services is at your own risk. You assume all risks of using this site, the Materials and/or the products and services. PiqueShare does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the materials or the Third Party Content contained on this Site. Neither the Materials nor the Third Party Content have been verified or authenticated in whole or in part by PiqueShare, and they may not be current or may include inaccuracies or typographical errors.
PiqueShare shall have no liability for Materials and/or Third Party Content that is not current or for any errors or omissions in the Materials and/or the Third Party Content, whether provided by PiqueShare or our licensors. PiqueShare does not guarantee that you will achieve any economic return or benefit from the use of the Materials.
PiqueShare, for itself and its licensors, makes no express, implied or statutory representations, warranties, or guarantees in connection with the site, the products and services or any Materials or Third Party Content, relating to the quality, suitability, truth, accuracy, currency or completeness of any information or material contained on the site. This includes, without limitation, the Materials and the Third Party Content.
PiqueShare disclaims and excludes any and all implied warranties, including any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of third party rights. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the site, the products and services, the Materials, Third Party Content, and any information or material contained on the site is provided to you on an “as is,” “as available” and “where is” basis with no warranty of any kind.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall PiqueShare be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, extraordinary, exemplary, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including loss of data, revenue, profits, use or other economic advantage) however arising, even if PiqueShare and PiqueShare. have been advised of the possibility of such damage.
PiqueShare's aggregate liability to you or any third party for any damages resulting from your displaying, copying, or downloading any material on the site or reliance on the information and/or material presented on the site shall not exceed fifty dollars ($50.00).
Local Laws and Export Control
If you use this site outside the United States of America, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws. PiqueShare controls and operates this site from its headquarters in the United States of America and the Materials may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations.
Consequences of Violation
If you violate these terms, PiqueShare may terminate your access to the site or Password-Restricted Areas without notice. PiqueShare prefers to advise you of your inappropriate behavior and recommend any necessary corrective action. However, certain violations of these terms, as determined by PiqueShare, will result in immediate termination of your access to the site or Password-Restricted Areas.
PiqueShare reserves the right to terminate any password-restricted account for any reason. These terms are governed by Maryland Law and controlling U.S. Federal Law, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions. Any disputes relating to these terms or the site will be heard in courts located in Maryland. If any of these terms is found to be inconsistent with applicable law, then such terms shall be interpreted to reflect the intentions of the parties, and no other terms will be modified.
PiqueShare's failure to enforce any of these terms is not a waiver of such terms. These terms are the entire agreement between you and PiqueShare and supersede any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements and understandings between you and PiqueShare and PiqueShare. These terms may not be modified except pursuant to a written amendment that is executed by an officer of PiqueShare and PiqueShare.