GERSHON CONSULTING – TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Last Updated on May 24, 2018
Gershon Consulting reserves the right to change or modify these Terms at any time and in our sole discretion. If Gershon Consulting makes any changes to these Terms, we will provide notice of such changes, such as by updating the “Last Updated” date at the top of these Terms. Your continued use of the Site will confirm your acceptance of the revised Terms. We encourage you to frequently review our Terms to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions that apply to your access to and use of the Site. If you do not agree to any amended Terms, you must immediately stop using the Site. Enforcement of these Terms is solely in Gershon Consulting discretion, and the absence of enforcement of these Terms in some instances does not constitute a waiver of Gershon Consulting’s right to enforce these Terms in other instances. Any use of the Site in violation of these Terms may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your right to use the Site.
The Site are not targeted towards, nor intended for use by, anyone under the age of 13. By accessing or using the Site, you represent and warrant that you (a) are 13 years of age or older; (b) have not been previously suspended or terminated from the Site; and (c) have full power and authority to enter into this agreement and that, in doing so, you will not violate any other agreements to which you are a party.
3. Copyright and Limited License
Unless otherwise indicated on the Site or by Gershon Consulting, the Site and all content and other materials therein, including, without limitation, the Gershon Consulting logo and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Site Materials”) are the proprietary property of Gershon Consulting or our licensors and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
Gershon Consulting grants you a limited, non-transferable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Site and Site Materials; however, such license is subject to these Terms and, except as permitted under applicable law, does not include (a) any resale or commercial use of the Site or Site Materials; (b) distributing, publicly performing or public displaying any Site Materials; (c) modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Site or Site Materials, or any portion thereof; (d) using any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (e) downloading (other than the page caching) of any portion of the Site, Site Materials or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Site; and (f) using the Site or Site Materials other than for their intended purposes. Any use of the Site or Site Materials other than as specifically authorized herein, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use also may violate applicable laws, including without limitation copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein or otherwise by Gershon Consulting, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in these Terms, the Site and Site Materials may include software components provided by Gershon Consulting or a third party that are subject to separate license terms, in which case those license terms will govern such software components.
“Gershon Consulting” and the Gershon Consulting logo and any other Gershon Consulting product or service names, logos or slogans that may appear on the Site are trademarks of Gershon Consulting or its licensors in the United States and in other countries, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Gershon Consulting or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or other “hidden text” utilizing “Gershon Consulting” or any other name, trademark, or product or service name of Gershon Consulting without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, are the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of Gershon Consulting and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product or service names, logos or slogans mentioned on the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by Gershon Consulting.
You may not use any of our logos or other proprietary graphics of Gershon Consulting to link to the Site without our express written permission. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Gershon Consulting trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Site without our express written consent.
Gershon Consulting makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party website accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or website linking to the Site. Such Site are not under the control of Gershon Consulting, and Gershon Consulting is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such Site. Gershon Consulting provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by Gershon Consulting of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, 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 and protection practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.
6. Third-Party Content
Gershon Consulting may provide third-party content on the Site and may provide links to web pages and content of third parties (collectively, “Third-Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information. Gershon Consulting does not control, endorse or adopt any Third-Party Content and makes no representation or warranties of any kind regarding the Third-Party Content, including without limitation regarding its accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Gershon Consulting is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Third-Party Content and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third- Party Content.
7. Advertisements and Promotions; Third-Party Products, Site and Promotions
Gershon Consulting may display advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Site or may otherwise provide information about or links to third-party products or services on the Site. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and such third party. Gershon Consulting is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or promotions or as the result of the presence of third-party information on the Site.
8. Acceptable Use of the Site
You agree that your access to and use of the Site will not violate any law, contract, intellectual property or other third-party rights or constitute a tort, and that you are solely responsible for your conduct while on the Site. You further agree that you will abide by these Terms and will not:
- Use the Site in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying the Site, or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of the Site in any manner;
- Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, spam, junk mail, chain letters or pyramid schemes, or harvest or collect the email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Site for the purpose of sending spam or other commercial messages;
- Use any robot, spider, crawler, scraper or other automated means or interface not provided by us to access the Site or to extract data;
- Submit or otherwise transmit any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, defects or other items that may disrupt, harm, destroy or take control of all or any part of the Site;
- Reverse engineer any aspect of the Site or do anything that might discover source code or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any area, content or code of the Site (except as otherwise expressly permitted by law);
- Attempt to circumvent any content filtering techniques we employ, or attempt to access any service or area of the Site that you are not authorized to access;
- Attempt to indicate in any manner that you have a relationship with us or that we have endorsed you or any products or services for any purpose;
- Engage in any harassing, intimidating, predatory or stalking conduct;
- Develop any third-party applications that interact with the Site without our prior written consent; or Use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose or engage in, encourage or promote any activity that violates these Terms.
You may submit questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, plans, notes, drawings, original or creative materials or other information or materials about Gershon Consulting and the Site (collectively, “Feedback”). Feedback, whether submitted through the Site or otherwise, is non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Gershon Consulting. Gershon Consulting shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, in and to such Feedback and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of this Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Gershon Consulting and our partners, independent contractors, service providers and consultants and our respective directors, officers, employees and agents (individually and collectively, the “Gershon Consulting Parties”), from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to: (a) your use of the Site; (b) any Feedback you provide; (c) your violation of these Terms; and (d) your violation of the rights of another.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITE AND SITE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY IN A WRITING BY GERSHON CONSULTING. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, GERSHON CONSULTING DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE SITE AND SITE MATERIALS.
Gershon Consulting DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR SITE MATERIALS ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. WHILE GERSHON CONSULTING ATTEMPTS TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE SAFE, GERSHON CONSULTING CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ITS SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD.
Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by Gershon Consulting. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied terms in contracts with consumers, so some or all of the disclaimers in this section may not apply to you.
12. Limitation of Liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL GERSHON CONSULTING OR THE GERSHON CONSULTING PARTIES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR SITE MATERIALS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM GERSHON CONSULTING , OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO GERSHON CONSULTING ’S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF GERSHON CONSULTING , WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE EXCEED ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100). NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THESE TERMS, NOTHING IN THESE TERMS EXCLUDES OR LIMITS OUR LIABILITY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY OUR NEGLIGENCE OR FOR FRAUD.
13. Dispute Resolution; Arbitration
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES AND CLAIMS WITH GERSHON CONSULTING AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.
13.1. Binding Arbitration
Except for any disputes, claims, suits, actions, causes of action, demands or proceedings (collectively, “Disputes”) arising out of or related to a violation of Section 8 or Disputes in which either party seeks to bring an individual action in small claims court or seeks injunctive or other equitable relief for the alleged unlawful use of intellectual property, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets or patents, you and Gershon Consulting agree (a) to waive your and Gershon Consulting’s respective rights to have any and all Disputes arising from or related to these Terms or the Site resolved in a court, and (b) to waive your and Gershon Consulting’s respective rights to a jury trial. Instead, you and Gershon Consulting agree to arbitrate Disputes through binding arbitration (which is the referral of a Dispute to one or more persons charged with reviewing the Dispute and making a final and binding determination to resolve it instead of having the Dispute decided by a judge or jury in court).
13.2. No Class Arbitrations, Class Actions or Representative Actions
You and Gershon Consulting agree that any Dispute arising out of or related to these Terms or the Site is personal to you and Gershon Consulting and that such Dispute will be resolved solely through individual arbitration and will not be brought as a class arbitration, class action or any other type of representative proceeding. You and Gershon Consulting agree that there will be no class arbitration or arbitration in which an individual attempts to resolve a Dispute as a representative of another individual or group of individuals. Further, you and Gershon Consulting agree that a Dispute cannot be brought as a class or other type of representative action, whether within or outside of arbitration, or on behalf of any other individual or group of individuals.
13.3. Federal Arbitration Act
You and Gershon Consulting agree that these Terms affect interstate commerce and that the enforceability of this Section 13 shall be both substantively and procedurally governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1 et seq. (the “FAA”), to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
13.4. Notice; Informal Dispute Resolution
You and Gershon Consulting agree that each party will notify the other party in writing of any arbitrable or small claims Dispute within thirty (30) days of the date it arises, so that the parties can attempt in good faith to resolve the Dispute informally. Notice to Gershon Consulting shall be sent by certified mail or courier to Gershon Consulting, LLC, 833 Broadway – 2nd Floor New York NY 10003. Your notice must include (a) your name, postal address, email address and telephone number, (b) a description in reasonable detail of the nature or basis of the Dispute, and (c) the specific relief that you are seeking. If you and Gershon Consulting cannot agree how to resolve the Dispute within thirty (30) days after the date notice is received by the applicable party, then either you or Gershon Consulting may, as appropriate and in accordance with this Section 13, commence an arbitration proceeding or, to the extent specifically provided for in Section 13.1, file a claim in court.
You and Gershon Consulting agree that (a) any arbitration will occur in New York County, New York, (b) arbitration will be conducted confidentially by a single arbitrator in accordance with the rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”), which are hereby incorporated by reference, and (c) that the state and federal courts located in New York County, New York have exclusive jurisdiction over any appeals and the enforcement of an arbitration award. You may also litigate a Dispute in the small claims court located in the county where you reside if the Dispute meets the requirements to be heard in small claims court.
13.6. Authority of Arbitrator
As limited by the FAA, these Terms and the applicable JAMS rules, the arbitrator will have (a) the exclusive authority and jurisdiction to make all procedural and substantive decisions regarding a Dispute, including the determination of whether a Dispute is arbitrable, and (b) the authority to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court; provided, however, that the arbitrator does not have the authority to conduct a class arbitration or a representative action, which is prohibited by these Terms. The arbitrator may only conduct an individual arbitration and may not consolidate more than one individual’s claims, preside over any type of class or representative proceeding or preside over any proceeding involving more than one individual.
13.7. Rules of JAMS
The rules of JAMS and additional information about JAMS are available on the JAMS website. By agreeing to be bound by these Terms, you either (a) acknowledge and agree that you have read and understand the rules of JAMS, or (b) waive your opportunity to read the rules of JAMS and any claim that the rules of JAMS are unfair or should not apply for any reason.
If any term, clause or provision of this Section 13 is held invalid or unenforceable, it will be so held to the minimum extent required by law, and all other terms, clauses and provisions of this Section 13 will remain valid and enforceable. Further, the waivers set forth in Section 13.2 are severable from the other provisions of these Terms and will remain valid and enforceable, except as prohibited by applicable law.
14. Governing Law and Venue
These Terms and your access to and use of the Site shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflict of law rules or principles (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. Any Dispute between the parties that is not subject to arbitration or cannot be heard in small claims court, shall be resolved in the state or federal courts located in New York County, New York.
15. Modifications to the Site
Gershon Consulting reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site or any content, features or portions thereof at any time without prior notice and without obligation or liability to you. You agree that Gershon Consulting will not be liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site or any part thereof.
Notwithstanding any of these Terms, Gershon Consulting reserves the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate your right to use the Site, or any portion of thereof, and to block or prevent your future access to and use of the Site or any portion thereof.
If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
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