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This Site is operated by C3 Solutions. Technical, maintenance and other issues may make the Site unavailable from time to time. C3 SOLUTIONS MAKES NO COMMITMENT, WARRANTY, OR GUARANTEE THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE IN A TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED, OR ERROR-FREE MANNER, OR THAT THE SITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. C3 Solutions may in its discretion modify the features, availability, operation, and/or look and feel of the Site from time to time without notice to our users. C3 may temporarily or permanently suspend the operation of the Site or portions of the site at any time. We reserve the right at any time to change all or any part of these Terms and to change the Site, including by eliminating or discontinuing any content on or feature of the Site, with or without notice.
Use of the Site
Except as expressly authorized by these Terms, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, transmit, perform, display, or create derivative works of any portion of the Site without the written consent of C3 Solutions. Nothing herein grants any rights to commercially exploit any portion of the Site or any content therein. All rights not expressly granted hereunder are expressly reserved.
C3 Solutions is committed to protecting copyrights and expects users of the Site to do the same. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that any material used or displayed on or through the Site infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow us to locate the material on the Site; (d) the name, address, telephone number and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.copyright.gov/ for details. DMCA notices and counter-notices regarding the Site should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Third-Party Websites, Software and Sites
The Site may direct you to websites, software, or services owned or operated by third parties (“Third-Party Properties”). Third-Party Properties to which you may be directed operate under their own terms, and we have no control over such Third-Party Properties or terms. We are not responsible for the content and operation of Third-Party Properties, or the privacy or other practices of Third-Party Properties. The fact that the Site directs you to such Third-Party Properties does not indicate any approval or endorsement of any Third-Party Properties. We direct you to such Third-Party Properties only as a convenience.
Other websites may provide links to the Site with or without our authorization. We do not endorse such sites, and are not and shall not be responsible or liable for any links from those sites to the Site, any content, advertising, products, or other materials available on or through such other sites, or any loss or damages incurred in connection therewith.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND RESOURCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, DATA, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH WEBSITES AND RESOURCES, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLICABLE TO SUCH SITES AND RESOURCES.
We shall have the right, at any time and in our sole discretion, to block links to the Site through technological or other means without prior notice.
We recognize that you care how information about you is used and shared. This section describes how we treat personal information that we collect and receive. Personal information is information associated with a person’s identity and that is not otherwise publicly and/or readily available.
We collect and store certain information about visitors to the Site. This information may be used to improve the editorial experience of our visitors and/or to contact you about new site features and offers from third parties, unless you have opted not to receive promotional communications in connection with this website. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Cookies are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device).
Data Processor (or Service Provider) means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Data Controller. We may use the services of various Service Providers in order to process your data more effectively.
Data Subject is any living individual who is using our website and is the subject of Personal Data.
Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
Usage Data is information on how the website is accessed and used which is collected automatically and generated either by the use of the website or from the website infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our website to you and your experience on the website.
While using the website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Such information may include, but is not limited to, your email address.
We may use your Personal Data to contact you with information that may be of interest to you. You may opt out of receiving any or all, of these communications from us by following the instructions provided in any email we send.
We may also collect Usage Data including information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our website that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers, and other diagnostic data.
Tracking & Cookies Data
We use “cookies” to track the activity on our website. Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. We recommend that you leave cookies “turned on” so that we can offer you a better editorial experience on this website. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website.
We use the data we collect for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain the website
- To gather and analyze valuable information so that we can improve our website
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues
- To contact you about new site features and offers from third parties, unless you have opted not to receive promotional communications in connection with this website
We may process your Personal Data because:
- You have given us permission to do so
- The processing is in our legitimate interests and it is not overridden by your rights
- To comply with applicable law
We will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of our website, or we are legally obligated to retain this data for longer periods.
Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your Personal Data if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).
We may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
- Comply with a legal obligation
- Protect and defend our rights or property
- Prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the website
- Protect the personal safety of users of the website or the public
- To protect against legal liability
The security of your data is important to us, but keep in mind that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. We aim to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
- The right to access, update or delete the information we have on you. Please contact us to assist you if you would like to access, update, or request deletion of your Personal Data.
- The right of rectification. You have the right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.
- The right to object. You have the right to object to our processing of your Personal Data.
- The right of restriction. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.
- The right to data portability. You have the right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.
- The right to withdraw consent. You also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time when we have relied on your consent to process your personal information.
Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.
You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your Personal Data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our website (“Service Providers”), provide the website on our behalf, perform website-related services or assist us in analyzing how our website is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our website, including Google Analytics.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us, our affiliates, partners, licensors, donors, and sponsors, and our and their equity holders, directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, and other representatives harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), and other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from your breach of these Terms.
Disclaimer of Warranties
THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL MATERIALS INCORPORATED THEREIN AND ALL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SITE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, C3 SOLUTIONS AND ITS AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, DONORS, AND SPONSORS, AND OUR AND THEIR EQUITY HOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. WE, OUR AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, DONORS, AND SPONSORS, AND OUR AND THEIR EQUITY HOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, ERROR-FREE, OR SECURE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE, THE SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE SITE IS OFFERED, OR ANY SOFTWARE INCORPORATED INTO THE SITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND YOUR RELIANCE THEREON. NO OPINION, ADVICE, OR STATEMENT OF C3 SOLUTIONS AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, DONORS, AND/OR SPONSORS, AND/OR OUR AND THEIR EQUITY HOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, WHETHER MADE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE OR OTHERWISE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER C3 SOLUTIONS NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, DONORS, OR SPONSORS, NOR OUR OR THEIR EQUITY HOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOST PROFITS), UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL MATERIALS INCORPORATED THEREIN AND ALL FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SITE). YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SOLE, EXCLUSIVE AND MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF C3 SOLUTIONS ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR THE SITE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE $100. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
C3 Solutions is the owner of all intellectual property rights, including all copyright, patents, and trademarks, associated with the Site, with all rights reserved, exclusive of Content provided by third parties, which is owned by the licensors of such Content. C3 Solutions owns the design, format and layout of the Site. The C3 Solutions logos and the names of all C3 Solutions products and/or services as posted on the Site are trademarks and/or service marks or registered trademarks and/or service marks of C3 Solutions. All rights reserved.
All trademarks and service marks on the Site not owned by us are the property of their respective owners. The trade names, trademarks, and service marks owned by us, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not ours, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of our trade names, trademarks or service marks without our express prior written consent.
The Site is controlled and operated by C3 Solutions from the United States of America, and is not intended to subject C3 Solutions to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than that of the United States of America. C3 Solutions does not represent or warrant that the Site or any part thereof is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction. Those who choose to access the Site do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations. We may limit the Site’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.
C3 Solutions makes no representation that material on the Site is appropriate to or available at locations outside of the United States. You may not use the Site or export its contents in violation of U.S. export regulations. If you access this Site from a location outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws and payment of any local taxes that may be payable in connection with any purchase from the Site.