This User Agreement governs all use of LATINBUSINESSTODAY.COM and its affiliated websites (together “LATINBUSINESSTODAY.COM” or the “Site”). As used in this User Agreement, “you” and “your” refers to the user of the Site, and, if you are under eighteen (18) years of age, “you” and “your” includes your parents or legal guardian. “We” and “us” refers to Latin Business Today, LLC (“LBT” or “Company”).
We may, in our sole discretion, modify, add, delete or otherwise change the provisions of this User Agreement from time to time. When we make changes to this User Agreement, we will notify users of the changes and ask for agreement at that time. If you do not agree to the amended User Agreement, you may not continue to use the Site. It is your responsibility to regularly check the Site to determine if there have been changes to this User Agreement.
2. Ownership of Intellectual Property and Restrictions on Use of Materials
All content on the Site, including, without limitation, software, designs, texts, images, photographs, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, artwork, graphic material, animation, and other copyrightable elements, and the selection and arrangements thereof, and all trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress and patents, are the property of LBT and/or affiliated companies, third party licensors and/or other respective owners including but not limited to other users (collectively the “Site Content”), and are protected, without limitation, by U.S., Canadian and other foreign copyright, trademark and patent laws. For purposes of this Agreement, the use of any Site Content on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited. You are hereby granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to copy and display the Site Content for non-commercial purposes only on your own computer, provided that this license is limited to the display of the Site Content in its entirety, including but not limited to visual elements such as advertisements that adjoin content. Any other use of the Site Content is expressly prohibited. Any attempts to access the Site Content in a manner that obscures or blocks such adjoining visual elements is a violation of the license granted hereunder. You may not make any modifications to any Site Content.
If you download software from the Site, the software, including any files, codes, images, and audio clips incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, the “Software”) are licensed to you for your personal, non-commercial home use pursuant to a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable license. LBT keeps full and complete title to the Software and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, lend, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise render the Software to a human-readable form. Any unauthorized or prohibited use may subject you to civil liability and criminal prosecution under applicable laws.
Latin Business Today, LATINBUSINESSTODAY.COM, and all of our graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are the registered trademarks, trademarks or trade dress of Latin Business Today, LLC, in the United States and/or other countries and may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of us.
4. User Conduct.
The Site is provided by LBT and is intended to be used in a safe and enjoyable fashion. You agree that, while using the Site, you shall not:
(a) engage in or encourage conduct that would violate any applicable law, rule, regulation, judicial or government order or give rise to civil liability or violate or infringe upon any intellectual property, proprietary, privacy, moral, publicity or other rights of ours or of any other person or entity;
(b) submit, post, email, display, transmit or otherwise make available through the Site any material or take any action that is or is likely to be unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, tortious, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy or publicity rights, harassing, profane, obscene, vulgar or that contains explicit or graphic imagery, descriptions or accounts of excessive violence or sexual acts (including, without limitation, sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), contains a link to an adult website or is patently offensive, promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
(c) submit, post, email, display, transmit or otherwise make available through the Site any material that you do not have a right to make available under any law, rule or regulation or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary or confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements), or otherwise creates a security or privacy risk for any other person or entity;
(d) engage in or encourage conduct that affects adversely or reflect negatively on Company, its affiliates, or parent company, the Site, our goodwill, name or reputation or causes duress, distress or discomfort to us or anyone else, or discourage any person or entity from using all or any portion, features or functions of the Site, or from advertising or becoming a supplier to us in connection with the Site;
(e) submit, post, email, display, transmit or otherwise make available through the Site any material that contains a software virus, worm, spyware, Trojan horse or other computer code, file or program designed to interrupt, impair, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(f) use the Site for commercial or business purposes, including, without limitation, engaging in barter arrangements, pyramid schemes, advertising, marketing or offering goods or services or exploiting information or material obtained on, through or in connection with the Site, whether or not for financial or any other form of compensation or through linking with another website or service;
(g) modify, disrupt, impair, alter or interfere with the use, features, function, operation or maintenance of the Site or the rights or use or enjoyment of the Site by any other user;
(h) impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise represent your affiliation with a person, or entity;
(i) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted on, through or in connection with the Site;
(j) solicit passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users or engage in spamming, flooding, harvesting of email addresses or other personal information, “spidering”, “screen scraping”, “phishing”, “database scraping”, or any other activity with the purposes of obtaining lists of other users or other information; or
(k) modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any part of the Site, whether in whole or in part, or create any derivative works from any part of the Site, or encourage, assist or authorize any other person to do so.
Company assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Site for inappropriate content or conduct. If at any time Company chooses in its sole discretion to monitor the Site, Company nonetheless assumes no responsibility for User Postings (as defined herein), assumes no obligation to modify or remove any User Postings, and no responsibility for the conduct of any user. Company reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Company’s sole discretion, violates, or is suspected of violating, this Section 4, including, without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities. Further, you acknowledge, consent and agree that Company may access, preserve and disclose your account and registration information and any other content or information if required to do so by law or if based on a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with the law or legal process; (b) enforce this Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any content or information violates the rights of any third party; (d) respond to your requests for customer or technical service; or (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Company, users or any third parties including acting in urgent circumstances.
5. User Postings.
(a) The Site may provide you and other users with an opportunity to participate in blogs, web communities and other message, comment and communication features and may provide you with the opportunity to submit, post, email, display, transmit or otherwise make available comments, reviews, links, materials, ideas, opinions, messages and other content and information via the Site (each, a “User Posting”, and collectively, “User Postings”). You understand, acknowledge and agree that all User Postings are the sole responsibility of the person from which such User Postings originated. This means that you are solely and entirely responsible for the consequences of all User Postings that you submit, upload, post, email, display, transmit or otherwise make available. User Postings do not reflect the views of Company, its affiliates or parent company, and you understand that by using the Site, you may be exposed to other people’s User Postings that could be offensive, indecent or objectionable and, as such, Company does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, quality or content of any User Postings. Under no circumstances shall Company be liable in any way for User Postings, including, without limitation, errors or omissions in any User Postings, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any User Postings submitted, uploaded, posted, emailed, displayed, transmitted or otherwise made available.
(b) The Site, including, without limitation, all User Posting features and functionality, is for personal purposes only and you may not submit, post, email, display, transmit or otherwise make available, in any manner, any User Posting that we deem to be an Unauthorized Posting (as defined herein). We have the right, but not the obligation, to review any User Posting and to delete, remove, move, edit or reject, without notice to you, for any reason or for no reason whatsoever, any User Postings, including, without limitation, any Unauthorized Postings; provided, however, that Company shall have no obligation or liability to you or any third party for failure to do so or for doing so in any particular manner. As used herein, the term “Unauthorized Posting” means any User Posting that is or may be construed as violating this Agreement, including, without limitation, Section 4 herein, or is deemed to be unacceptable to Company, as determined in Company’s sole discretion.
(c) In connection with all User Postings you submit, post, email, display, transmit or otherwise make available, you grant to Company the unrestricted, worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, fully paid-up and royalty-free right and license, in any form or format, on or through any media or medium and with any technology or devices now known or hereafter developed, in whole or in part, to host, cache, store, maintain, use, reproduce, distribute, display, exhibit, perform, publish, broadcast, transmit, modify, prepare derivative works of, adapt, reformat, translate, and otherwise exploit all or any portion of your User Posting on the Site and any other websites, channels, services, and other distribution platforms, whether currently existing or developed in the future, for any purpose whatsoever (including, without limitation, for any promotional purposes) without accounting, notification, credit or other obligation to you, and the right to license and sub-license and authorize others to exercise any of the rights granted hereunder to Company, in our sole discretion. For the avoidance of doubt, the rights, licenses and privileges described in this Agreement and granted to Company shall commence immediately upon submission of your User Posting and shall continue thereafter perpetually and indefinitely, regardless of whether you use the Site as a registered user or not.
(d) Company does not acquire any title or ownership rights in the User Postings that you submit and/or make available. After you submit, post, email, display, transmit or otherwise make available any User Posting, you continue to retain any such rights that you may have in such User Posting, subject to the rights, licenses and privileges granted herein. You also represent, warrant and covenant that (i) you own the User Posting posted by you or otherwise have the right to grant the rights, licenses and privileges described in this Agreement and to perform and comply with all of the requirements set forth herein; (ii) your submission, uploading, posting, emailing, displaying, transmission and/or making available of User Postings does not violate this Agreement, any rights of any other party or entity, any of your obligations, any law, rule or regulation or infringe upon, misappropriate or violate any intellectual property, proprietary, privacy, moral, publicity or other rights of any party or entity; (iii) you have the legal right and capability to enter into this Agreement and perform and comply with all of its terms and conditions; and (iv) you hold and shall continue to hold all the ownership, license, proprietary and other rights necessary to enter into, authorize, grant rights and perform your obligations under this Agreement and shall pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing to any person or entity by reason of your User Postings.
6. Business Listings Submissions.
Registered users of the Site are permitted to add information regarding their businesses to our Business Listings Directory. By uploading such information to the Site, you represent, warrant and covenant that (i) you have the right to submit such information on behalf of the relevant business; and (ii) the information is accurate as of the date of submission to the Site. You understand and agree that any such uploaded information may be altered or deleted by LBT at any time, at LBT’s sole option, and that LBT shall bear no responsibility for the accuracy of any such uploaded information.
7. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any content on the Site infringes upon your copyrights, your may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Designated Agent (as set forth below) with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3) for further details):
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on the Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works on the Site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if applicable, e-mail address;
- A statement that you have 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
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Written notification of claimed infringement must be submitted to the following Designated Agent:
Name and Address of Designated Agent:
Latin Business Today, LLC
Attn: Copyright Agent
P.O. Box 71
Croton on Hudson, N.Y. 10520
Email Address of Designated Agent: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For clarity, only DMCA notices should be sent to the Designated Agent and any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to Company customer service by sending an email to email@example.com.
LBT expressly reserves the right, which shall be exercised in its sole discretion, to remove any user from the Site and/or freeze the account(s) of any user who contravenes any of the provisions of the User Agreement, including but not limited to the provisions of this section entitled “Using the Site”.
Take note that no one at the Site or at LBT will ever ask you to disclose your personally identifying information for any reason, other than through the login process.
10. Third Party Websites and Content
The Site contains (or you may be sent through the Site) links to other web sites (“Third Party Sites”) as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (the “Third Party Applications, Software or Content”). Such Third Party Sites and Third Party Applications, Software or Content are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for any Third Party Sites accessed through the Site or any Third Party Applications, Software or Content posted on, available through or installed from the Site, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices or other policies of or contained in the Third Party Sites or the Third Party Applications, Software or Content. Inclusion of, linking to or permitting the use or installation of any Third Party Site or any Third Party Applications, Software or Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by us. If you decide to leave the Site and access the Third Party Sites or to use or install any Third Party Applications, Software or Content, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site or relating to any applications you use or install from the site.
THIS SITE AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE SUCH MATERIALS AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INFECTIONS OR CONTAMINATIONS OF YOUR SYSTEM, OR DELAYS, INACCURACIES, ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT THE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK. WE ARE NOT LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY MODIFICATION, SUSPENSION OR DISCONTINUANCE OF THE SITE. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF THE RESULTS OF THE MATERIALS IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS AND VALIDITY OF ANY MATERIALS RESTS WITH YOU AND YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. WE FURTHER RESERVE THE RIGHT, SOLELY IN OUR DISCRETION, TO MODIFY AND/OR DISCONTINUE THE SITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, AND TO TERMINATE YOUR USERNAME, PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT, SHOULD YOU BE IN VIOLATION OF THIS USER AGREEMENT. NEITHER THE SITE NOR COMPANY ENDORSES ANY OF THE COMPANIES, PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES IDENTIFIED OR LISTED AT THIS BUSINESS EXCHANGE WEB SITE. NEITHER THE SITE NOR COMPANY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTIVITIES (LEGAL OR ILLEGAL) OF ANY INDIVIDUALS, BUSINESSES OR COMPANIES USING OR LINKED TO THIS SITE.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF (I) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE the Site’S SITE OR THE SERVICE, (II) ANY TRANSACTION CONDUCTED THROUGH OR FACILITATED BY THE SITE (III) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE SITE OR THE SERVICE, (IV) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE OR THE SERVICE OR PRODUCTS OFFERED ON THE SITE, EVEN IF THE SITE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS, WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE SITE’S AND COMPANY’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED AND WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BUT SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED $100.00
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD LBT, ITS AFFILIATED AND SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES, THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OWNERS, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS, LICENSORS, AND LICENSEES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “LATIN BUSINESS TODAYPARTIES”) HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES AND COSTS, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, INCURRED BY ANY OF THE LATIN BUSINESS TODAYPARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH BY YOU OF THIS USER AGREEMENT OR CLAIMS ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR YOUR ACCOUNT(S). YOU SHALL USE YOUR BEST EFFORTS TO COOPERATE WITH US IN THE DEFENSE OF ANY CLAIM. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ASSUME, AT OUR SOLE EXPENSE, THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE AND CONTROL OF ANY MATTER OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU.
13. Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, NONE OF THE LATIN BUSINESS TODAYPARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM (I) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE the Site, (II) ANY TRANSACTION CONDUCTED THROUGH OR FACILITATED BY THE SITE, (III) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE SITE, (IV) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE OR PRODUCTS OFFERED ON THE SITE, AND/OR (VI) ANY OF THE MATERIALS OR FUNCTIONS AT the Site, EVEN IF WE HAVE 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. HOWEVER, IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED $100.
14. General Provisions
This User Agreement contains the entire understanding and supersedes all prior understandings or agreements between us with respect to your use of the Site. If any provision of this User Agreement is found to be illegal, void or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severed herefrom and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions, which remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.
This User Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, and the laws of the United States of America, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to this User Agreement shall be filed only in the Federal or state courts located in New York County, New York, and you hereby irrevocably consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.