Date of Last Revision: March 6, 2017
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3. Special Rights and Obligations During Beta Test
You understand that this beta site is pre-release and not of finished quality. It is of an experimental nature and consequently may be prone to failure or errors. Indie.biz cannot guarantee the proper functioning of the site, validity or compatibility of any data used in conjunction with the beta site. You acknowledge that Indie.biz will not be responsible for any loss or damage sustained as a result of your use of the beta site. The entire site may be withdrawn. The site is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. The entire risk arising out of the use or performance of site remains with you. In no event shall Indie.biz be liable for any damage whatsoever arising out of the use of or inability to use the site, even if indie.biz has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
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As to the Site Materials, Indie.Biz grants to you, until such time as Indie.Biz determines the beta test to be terminated, a temporary, non-exclusive, and non-transferable limited license (without right to sub-license) to read them and use the underlying ideas in whatever manner you wish. Such license does not include or authorize: (a) any resale or commercial use of the Site or the Site Materials therein; (b) the distribution, public performance or public display of any Site Materials, (c) Any use of the Site or the Site Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of Indie.Biz, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes.
You agree to notify Indie.Biz of any and all functional flaws, errors, anomalies and problems directly or indirectly associated with the Site, and to respond to any and all reasonable inquiries, questionnaires, surveys and other test documents submitted to you by Indie.Biz.
You agree that all right, title and interest to any reports, feedback, or suggestions relating to an improvement of the Site and any invention relating to an improvement of the Site conceived in or made as a result of your use of the Site shall become the exclusive property of Indie.Biz and that Indie.Biz may disclose and use such for any purposes whatsoever, entirely without obligation of any kind to you.
You may not disclose the results of your testing or any benchmark tests of the Site to any third party without Indie.Biz’s prior written approval.
4. Copyright Complaints
Indie.Biz respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of the Site and Services to do the same. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us. If you believe that your copyrighted materials have been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (iii) 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; (iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address; (v) a statement by you 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 (vi) 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 copyright owner.
We reserve the right to remove content alleged to be infringing without prior notice and at our sole discretion. Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on the Site and Services is:
Attn: Michael Megalli.
4111 East Madison St., #378
Seattle, WA. 98112
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While Indie.Biz endeavors to allow others to provide useful information to others, you acknowledge that such information is reliant upon third party opinion and contributions, that there are certain inherent limitations to the accuracy, objectivity or currency of such contributions, that such contributions are subjective, may be incomplete or may contain inaccuracies, and that information on the Site may be outdated or contain errors, omissions or misinterpretations of events and intentions. Someone else's assessment of the circumstances would almost certainly be different. None of the other information contained on the Site or provided through the Services, are intended as Indie.Biz’s endorsement or criticism of any particular person or entity. Nor are they a predictor of the outcome of any other person’s experience with the subject of a rating. You should not rely solely on information from this site in making judgments about third parties or their services. Furthermore, you should independently verify the accuracy of any information you obtain on the Site before using it. You agree to be solely responsible for your use of the content found on this Site, the Site Materials and the Services.
INDIE.BIZ IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE SITE. WHILE INDIE.BIZ ATTEMPTS TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITE SAFE, INDIE.BIZ CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVER(S), OR ANY CONTENT OR MATERIALS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES, SPYWARE, MALWARE, AND OTHER HARMFUL OR OTHERWISE UNDESIRABLE COMPONENTS FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.
The Site and the Services may change over time to meet the needs of Indie.Biz’ customers. Indie.Biz reserves the right to modify Site content and Services offered through the Site at any time without notice.
8. Limitation of Liability
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Indie.Biz or users may provide links to web pages and content of third parties as a service to those interested in such links and content, and Indie.Biz may post third party content or allow users to post their content or third party content to the Site (such content is collectively referred to as "Third Party Content"). Indie.Biz does not monitor or have any control over any Third Party Content or third party Web sites. Indie.Biz does not endorse or adopt any Third Party Content or third party website and can make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness. Indie.Biz does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any information contained therein and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third Party Content or third party Websites. Users use these links, Third Party Content and third party Websites at their own risk.
10. Third Party Services
The Site may also contain, provide information regarding or link to certain applications and services provided or offered by third parties (collectively the "Third-Party Services"), including without limitation legal and legal related services. Indie.Biz is merely an information provider and is not a referral service, and it does not recommend or endorse any such Third-Party Services or monitor or have any control over such Third-Party Services. Therefore, Indie.Biz makes no guarantee, representation or warranty of any kinds as to the quality, competency, value, reliability, responsiveness, accuracy or completeness of any such Third-Party Services or the results obtained therefrom, and Indie.Biz assumes no responsibility or liability for any Third Party Services or for the actions or failure to act of those providing such Third-Party Services. You assume full responsibility for your use of any such Third-Party Services, and Indie.Biz is not responsible or liable for any Third-Party Services.
11. Advertisements and Promotions
Indie.Biz may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Site. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than Indie.Biz, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. Indie.Biz is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such non-Indie.Biz advertisers on the Site.
12. Public Submissions
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, reviews, or other materials or information that you post to public areas of the site are non-confidential and Indie.biz shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these materials for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
The parties hereto may give legal notice by means of electronic mail, which electronic mail shall be considered delivered when sent. The notice address of Indie.biz shall be firstname.lastname@example.org (or such other address as is provided by Indie.biz to you via email at your Notice address) and your address for the receipt of notices pursuant to this Agreement shall be the current email address listed by you in your account profile.
16. Assignment; Change in Control
This Agreement may not be assigned by you without the prior written approval of Indie.biz but may be assigned without your consent by Indie.biz to (i) a parent or subsidiary, (ii) an acquirer of assets, or (iii) a successor by merger.
Relationship. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Indie.biz.
Waiver. No waiver of any term, provision or condition of this Agreement, whether by conduct or otherwise, in any one or more instances, shall be deemed to be, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other term, provision or condition hereof, whether or not similar, nor shall such waiver constitute a continuing waiver of any such term, provision r condition hereof. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by the party making the waiver.
Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be illegal or unenforceable, then such provision will be enforced to the maximum extent possible and the other provisions will remain fully effective and enforceable.
Law. This Agreement is made in and shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington without reference to conflicts of laws. Use of the Site or Services is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of this agreement, including this paragraph.
Dispute Resolution: The validity of this Agreement and the rights, obligations, and relations of the parties hereunder shall be construed and determined under and in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, without regard to conflicts of law principles. Except as specified herein, in the event of a controversy or claim arising out of or relating in any way to this contract, the parties hereto shall consult and negotiate with each other and, recognizing their mutual interests, attempt to reach a solution satisfactory to both parties. If they do not reach settlement within a period of sixty (60) days, then either party may, by notice to the other party demand mediation under the mediation rules of the American Arbitration Association. If settlement is not reached within sixty (60) days after service of a written demand for mediation, any unresolved controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association before a single arbitrator in Seattle, Washington. The arbitrator shall render a written opinion including findings of fact and law and the award and/or determination of the arbitrator shall be binding upon the parties, and their respective administrators and assigns, and shall not be subject to appeal. Judgment may be entered upon the award of the arbitrator in any court of competent jurisdiction. The expenses of the arbitration shall be shared equally by the parties. All arbitration claims not filed within one (1) year after service of a written demand for mediation shall be time barred and deemed automatically waived. It is the intent of the parties that, barring extraordinary circumstances, arbitration proceedings shall be concluded within ninety (90) days from the date the arbitrator is appointed. The arbitrator may extend this time limit only if failure to do so would unduly prejudice the rights of the parties. Failure to adhere to this time limit shall not constitute a basis for challenging the award. Consistent with the expedited nature of arbitration, pre-hearing information exchange shall be limited to the reasonable production of relevant, non-privileged documents, carried out expeditiously. Arbitration must be on an individual basis. This means the parties hereto shall not join or consolidate claims in arbitration by or against any third party, or arbitrate any claims as a representative or member of a class or in a private attorney general capacity. With the exception of claims of infringement of intellectual property rights, the foregoing dispute resolution process shall be the sole and exclusive remedy for any controversy or claim arising out of or relating in any way to this Agreement.
Forum. Subject to the dispute resolution provisions of this Agreement, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive exercise of jurisdiction and personal jurisdiction over each of the parties by the federal and/or state courts in the State of Washington. The parties hereby irrevocably waive any and all objections w to the laying of venue of any such suit, action or proceeding brought in any such federal or state court in the State of Washington.
Attorney’s Fees. If a suit in law or in equity, is necessary to enforce the terms of this Agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to reasonable fees of attorneys, accountants, and other professionals, and costs and expenses in addition to any other relief to which such prevailing party may be entitled.
Force Majeure. If the performance of any part of this Agreement by either party is prevented, hindered, delayed or otherwise made impracticable by reason of any flood, riot, fire, judicial or governmental action, labor disputes, act of God or any other causes beyond the control of either party, that party shall be excused from such to the extent that it is prevented, hindered or delayed by such causes.