Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THIS Terms of Use AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. USE OF THIS WEBSITE SIGNIFIES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE Terms of Use.

MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY

This website is owned and operated by the Thomas Publishing Company, LLC ("Thomas"). The use of this website requires you to open an account by completing the registration process as prompted by the applicable registration form. As part of the registration process, you will choose a user name and a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user name, password and account. You agree to notify Thomas immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or other breach of security. Thomas will not be liable for any loss resulting from the unauthorized use of your password or account. You can be held liable for any losses incurred by Thomas or another party due to the unauthorized use of your account or password.

RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF MATERIALS

All text, data, compilation of data, product categorizations, and all other content, regardless of presentation, contained on the Thomas websites or any other website owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by Thomas, as well as the design and layout of such websites, contain elements protected by trade dress, copyright, and/or other laws, and may not be reproduced, copied, downloaded, distributed, republished, sold, broadcast, circulated, or imitated in whole or part. No text, logo, graphic, sound or image from any Thomas website may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by Thomas. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of Thomas' copyright, trademark and trade secret rights and others' proprietary rights. For purposes of this Agreement, the use of any such material on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited. You agree to comply with any additional copyright notices, information or restrictions contained in any content available on or accessed through this website.

USER CONDUCT

You shall not upload, distribute through or otherwise publish through this website any content which (a) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive or illegal; (b) contains viruses or other features that might contaminate or destroy the website; (c) violates the copyright, patent, trade secret or any other rights of another party; or (d) otherwise gives rise to liability or violates any other applicable law.

Users, including, but not limited to, vendors with listings on this site, are solely responsible for the content of their messages. Thomas is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any information posted or transmitted by users of this website.

NO ENDORSEMENT

Links to other websites do not imply an endorsement of the materials disseminated by publishers at those websites, nor does the existence of a link to another site imply that the organization or person publishing at that site endorses any of the materials at this site. Thomas is not responsible for the materials contained at any website linked to this site. In addition, you may be bound by the Terms of Use and privacy provisions of any external website.

Thomas does not endorse the accuracy or reliability of any content posted on any interactive area of this website, nor does such content represent the views of Thomas. You acknowledge that any reliance upon such content shall be at your sole risk

TERMINATION

This Agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by destroying all materials obtained from this website and all related documentation and all copies and installments thereof whether made under the terms of this Agreement or otherwise. This Agreement will terminate immediately without notice from Thomas, if in Thomas' sole discretion, you (a) fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement; or (b) are a repeat infringer of any third party's rights; or (c) engage in conduct that is illegal, tortious or that interferes with the technological operation of this site. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this website and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of this Agreement or otherwise. Thomas may change, suspend or discontinue all or any aspect of this website at any time, without prior notice or liability.

DISCLAIMER

THOMAS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENTS, WHICH ARE PROVIDED FOR USE "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." THOMAS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED AND ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD THROUGH OR RECOMMENDED BY THIS WEBSITE. THOMAS DOES NOT WARRANT THE FUNCTIONS, INFORMATION OR LINKS CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE OR THAT ITS CONTENTS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT THIS WEBSITE, OR ITS CONTENTS, ARE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENTS, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, CANCELBOTS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU (AND NOT THOMAS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. THOMAS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT IS ASSUMED SOLELY BY YOU. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL THOMAS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF THOMAS OR A THOMAS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL THOMAS' TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, OR NOT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Thomas, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers and licensors (collectively "Thomas Parties") from and against any claims, liability, losses, costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys' fees) incurred by any Thomas Party in connection with any violation of this Agreement by you. In such case, you agree to cooperate with Thomas' defense of such claim.

JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES

This website is controlled and operated by Thomas from its offices in New York, United States of America. Thomas makes no representation that materials on this website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You may not use or export the materials contained on this website in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations.

MISCELLANEOUS

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties. If any disputes arise relating to Thomas Publishing Company, LLC, Managing Automation or this website, you agree that the federal or state courts located in New York, NY shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims. If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

These Terms of Use constitute a legal agreement between you and Thomas. You must accept without modification all of the terms, conditions, and notices contained in these Terms of Use in order to access and use this website. If you do not accept these Terms of Use in their entirety, you may not access or use this website.