Terms and Conditions (Legal)
ATTENTION: PLEASE READ ALL THESE PROVISIONS (“TERMS”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. USING THIS WEBSITE INDICATES YOUR AGREEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE OR DOWNLOAD MATERIALS FROM THIS SITE.
The Site and its Use
The Signet Pool (Signetpool.com) Web site is operated from its offices in Sarasota, Florida. For purposes herein, Signet Pool and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies are collectively referred to as “Signet Pool.” The applicable Web site or sites are referred to herein as the “Site.” Please feel free to browse the Site; however, your access to and use of the Site is subject to these Terms and all applicable laws. You shall use the Site for lawful purposes only. You shall not post or transmit through the Site any information or material which violates or infringes, in any way, the rights of others, or which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, harassing, or otherwise objectionable. Nor shall you post or transmit through the Site any information or material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to liability or otherwise violate any law or administrative ruling or guidelines, is in violation of these Terms, or which, without Signet Pool’s prior written approval, contain advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services. Any conduct by you that, in Signet Pool’s opinion, restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Site will not be permitted.
Copyright and Trademarks
The Site contains information and materials, including but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, and audio, (collectively “Materials”) which are derived in whole or in part from information and materials supplied by Signet Pool and other sources, and are protected by international copyright, trademark, and other laws and the entire content of the Site is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States Copyright Laws. Signet Pool owns the copyright in the overall selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such content, and owns the rights in, or license to use, the individual components of such content. Materials may not be copied, reproduced, republished, modified, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way or decompiled, reverse engineered, or disassembled, including but not limited to the text, images, audio, and/or video, as well as any software (including but not limited to any images or files incorporated in or generated by the software or data accompanying such software), without the express prior written consent of Signet Pool and provided you keep intact all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices and make no change in or deletion of author attribution. Any authorization or consent provided by Signet Pool shall not constitute a transfer of title in the Materials and by your use of the Site; you acknowledge that you do not acquire any license, ownership, or other rights to the Materials. Modification of the Materials or use of the Materials for any purpose other than that expressly authorized by Signet Pool is a violation of Signet Pool’s or such other sources’ copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights and may violate other laws. The use of any such Materials on any other Web site or networked computer or environment is prohibited without Signet Pool’s express written consent. If you breach any of these Terms, your authorization to use the Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials.
THE SITE AND MATERIALS AND RELATED COMMUNICATIONS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. SIGNET POOL ALSO DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE MATERIALS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, STATEMENT, OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE SITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE BY THE USE OF THE SITE THAT ANY RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH MATERIALS, ADVICE, STATEMENT, OR INFORMATION SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
SIGNET POOL ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO, OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING IN THE SITE (INCLUDING ANY BULLETIN BOARD AND CHAT ROOM) OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIALS FROM THE SITE.
Third Party Content
Any opinions, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available in the Site by any third party are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Signet Pool.
Limitation of Liability
Your use and browsing of the Site is at your risk. If you are dissatisfied with any of the Materials contained in the Site, or with any of these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue accessing and using the Site.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL SIGNET POOL, ITS SUPPLIERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED AT, OR INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, COSTS AND EXPENSES OF ANY TYPE INCURRED, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR PROGRAMS, AND BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO, USE, INABILITY TO USE OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THE SITE, ANY WEB SITES LINKED TO THE SITE, OR ANY MATERIALS CONTAINED AT ANY OR ALL SUCH SITES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM A FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE; ERROR; OMISSION; LINKING TO OTHER WEB SITES; INTERRUPTION; DELETION; DEFECT; DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION; COMPUTER VIRUS; COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE; OR DESTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF ANY COMPUTER OR SYSTEM), WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT SIGNET POOL WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SIGNET POOL SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACTS, OMISSIONS, OR CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR OTHER THIRD PARTY.
Signet Pool’s obligations and responsibilities regarding its products and services are governed solely by Signet Pool’s terms and conditions of sale or license under which such products and services are sold or licensed. Copies of such terms and conditions are available from the applicable Signet Pool entity.
The Materials at the Site may contain various forward-looking statements and which may be based on or include assumptions, concerning Signet Pool’s operations, future results, and prospects. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risk and uncertainties. In connection with the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Signet Pool provides the following cautionary statement identifying important economic, political, and technology factors which, among others, could cause the actual results or events to differ materially from those set forth or implied by the forward-looking statements and related assumptions.
Such factors include the following: (1) changes in the current and future business environment, including interest rates and capital and consumer spending; (2) competitive factors and competitor responses to Signet Pool’s initiatives; (3) successful development and market introductions of anticipated products; (4) changes in
government laws and regulations, including taxes; (5) unstable governments and business conditions in emerging economies; (6) continuation of the favorable environment to make acquisitions, domestic and foreign, including regulatory requirements and market values of candidates.
Information Provided By You
It has been and remains Signet Pool’s policy not to accept or consider ideas, suggestions, or materials other than those that Signet Pool has specifically requested from you. Accordingly, Signet Pool does not want you to, and you should not send any confidential or proprietary information to Signet Pool through the Site unless specifically requested by Signet Pool. Please note that any unsolicited information or material sent to Signet Pool will be deemed not to be confidential or proprietary. By submitting information and material to the Site, you automatically grant to Signet Pool (or warrant that the owner of such information and material has expressly granted to Signet Pool) a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, unrestricted, right and license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, adapt, publish, translate, transmit and distribute, or otherwise make available to other such information and material (in whole or in part and for any purpose) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed. You also agree that Signet Pool is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques that you send Signet Pool for any purpose.
As further provided above, Signet Pool does not want to receive, and you are deemed to covenant and agree through the use of the Site not to provide, any information or materials to Signet Pool that are defamatory, threatening, obscene, harassing, in violation of any law, governmental requirements or otherwise unlawful, or that incorporate the proprietary information or materials of another person or entity. You shall not upload, post, or otherwise make available on the Site any information and material protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right without the express written permission of the owner of such right(s). You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission.
Our Rights to Remove or Reproduce any User-Generated Material
For the purposes of this condition, the term “user-generated material” shall refer to any information, content, or any other media uploaded, posted, emailed, submitted, or otherwise communicated to Signet Pool, Inc. via any method at any page on signetpool.com or any other content communication or submission medium or forum. By sharing any contribution or user-generated material (including any text, photographs, graphics, video, audio, or any other type of media or content) with Signet Pool, Inc. you grant us, our subsidiaries, agents, and affiliates, the unlimited worldwide, perpetual, unending right to use, reproduce, distribute, and convey, free of charge, your image/ photograph in any format or medium now known or subsequently developed, to modify and edit your image/photograph, to combine your image/photograph with other images, video, audio, text, and other media, to create derivative works incorporating, including or based on your image/photograph, and to sublicense any or all of the foregoing rights. This grant shall be construed broadly.
Signet Pool reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to revise these Terms at any time and correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Site and Materials. Materials may also be changed, modified, added, or removed and updated without notice at any time; however, Signet Pool is under no obligation to update Materials. Signet Pool may also make changes in the products, services, programs, or prices (if any) described in the Site at any time without notice. Your continued use of the Site after any change Signet Pool makes to the Site will be considered acceptance of those changes. You should revisit these Terms from time to time to review the then-current Terms because they are binding on you.
Linking to Site:
Anyone linking to Signet Pool’s Site must comply with Signet Pool’s guidelines for linking to Signet Pool’s Site and all applicable laws.
Signet Pool administers the Site from its offices in the United States. Materials published at the Site may refer to products, programs, or services that are not available in your country. Consult your local Signet Pool business contact in this regard. Furthermore, Signet Pool makes no representation that the Materials at the Site are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside of the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use the Site or export information and materials in violation of the export laws of the United States or any other country. If you access the Site from a location outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.
These Terms shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of this Agreement and Terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between Signet Pool and you with respect to your use of the Site. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of the Site must be commenced within six (6) months after the claim or cause of action arises.