Equez LLC (or “eQuez”)

Website Terms of Use

Last updated: July 31, 2018

 Contents:

  1. Acceptance of Terms; Reliance on Information Posted
  2. Notices; Modification and Termination of Services; Amendment of the Terms
  3. Accessing the Website; Registration Data
  4. Geographic Restrictions
  5. Prohibited Activities
  6. Security Measures
  7. Disclaimer of Warranties
  8. Limitation of Liability
  9. Intellectual Property Rights and Use of Content
  10. Identification of Agent for Receipt of Copyright Infringement Notices
  11. Monitoring & Enforcement; Termination
  12. Confidentiality of EQUEZ Information
  13. User Contributions
  14. Content Standards
  15. Indemnity
  16. Advertisement s and Promotions
  17. Links and Third-Party Services
  18. Info about You and Your Visits to the Website; EQUEZ’s Privacy Policies
  19. Parental Notice
  20. General Terms
  21. Additional Terms Applicable to Specific Services Provided Through the Website
  22. Glossary

These terms and conditions of use describe your rights and responsibilities with regards to use of the EQUEZ websites as described in more detail below; please read them carefully before you start using any of the foregoing.

 

  1. Acceptance of Terms of Use; Reliance on Information Posted

These terms and conditions of use are entered by and between You and (“EQUEZ” “we,” “us” and “our”). The following terms and conditions of use, together with any documents expressly incorporated by reference (collectively, these “Terms of Use”) govern your access to and use of the Website, its Content, and our Apps.  BY USING, ACCESSING, OR REGISTERING WITH THE WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND AND ABIDE BY THESE TERMS OF USE.

EQUEZ Sites and the services offered on them are available to individuals age 18 and over. If you are between the ages of 18 and the age of majority where you live, you must review these Terms with your parent or guardian to confirm that you and your parent or guardian understand and agree to it.

The Website and Content are made available solely for your personal use and for general informational purposes. You agree to comply with all applicable laws while using the Website.

  1. Notices; Modification and Termination of Services; Amendment of the Terms

EQUEZ reserves the right to make changes to the Terms of Use at any time by posting revised terms directly to this page. Amendments to the Terms of Use are effective when posted and the date on which the Terms of Use was last revised is identified at the top of this page. It is each user’s responsibility to monitor and review updates to the Terms of Use.  Your continued use of the Website after the posting of amendments will be deemed acceptance of the changes to the Terms of Use.

EQUEZ reserves the right at any time in its sole discretion to modify, suspend, withdraw or terminate the Website or any services provided through the Website (or any part thereof), and/or your use of or access to them, with or without notice.  EQUEZ may also delete, restrict or bar access to or use of some parts of the Website, or the entire Website and any related Content and files by users, including registered users.

EQUEZ will not be liable to you or any third party if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. We will not be liable for any modification, suspension, withdrawal or termination of the services or Content provided through the Website, or loss of related information.

If you are dissatisfied with the services provided through the Website, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue your use of the Website.

  1. Accessing the Website; Registration Data

Some features on the Website may require you to register as a user and to receive our authorization before you can use those features, including forums, mailing lists, meeting registrations, and other services. While you may use some of the functionality of the Website without registration, specific tools and services on the Website require registration and your submission of PII. Your submission and our collection and use of PII through the Website is governed by EQUEZ’s Privacy Policy.

You are the sole authorized user of any account you create on the Website. If you choose or are provided with a Username, Password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential and you must not disclose it to any other person.  You are solely and fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Username or Password.  You agree that you shall monitor your account for use by minors and you will accept full responsibility for any unauthorized use of your Username or Password by minors.  You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your Username or Password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you log out of your account at the end of each session. You should use caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to access your account or view or record your Password or other personal information.  EQUEZ has no control over the unauthorized use of any Username or Password and expressly disclaims any liability derived from such use.

By using the Website as a registered user, you agree to maintain and promptly update the information you provide to EQUEZ, and keep all such information accurate, current, and complete.   By using the Website, you accept all risks of unauthorized access to all information you provide to us.  You have sole responsibility for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website and ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection or device are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them. You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and backup of data and/or equipment used in connection with the Website.

We have the right to disable any Username, Password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use.  If you have access to the Website as a designated representative of a business, EQUEZ may terminate your right to use the Website upon notification that you are no longer a designated representative for that business.

  1. Geographic Restrictions

EQUEZ is a Virginia Limited Liability Company based in the state of Virginia in the United States. EQUEZ makes no representation that the Website or the Content or services available are appropriate or accessible outside of the United States or in all locations. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws from your home nation (including EU Member Nation States), and the country, state and city in which you are present while using the Website.

EQUEZ and our Website, are based in the United States and, regardless of where you access our Website, the information collected as part of that use will be transferred to and maintained on servers located in the United States. Any information we obtain about you will be stored in accordance with U.S. and EU (GDPR) privacy laws, regulations, and standards, which may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence.  By using our Website, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage, and processing of information to and in the United States.

  1. Prohibited Activities

Prohibited Uses.

You agree that you will not use the Website:

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the U.S. and other countries).
  • For the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm other individuals, including minors, in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise.
  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter,” “spam,” bulk mail, or similar solicitations.
  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate EQUEZ, any EQUEZ employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses associated with any of the foregoing or by spoofing EQUEZ’s or someone else’s identity).
  • To forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers (including URLs) to disguise the origin of any Content or User Contributions transmitted through the Website.
  • To misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
  • To disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects another users’ ability to use the Website.
  • To engage in activities that would violate any fiduciary or contractual relationship.
  • To collect or store personal data about other users of the Website unless specifically authorized by such users.
  • In any manner that violates the Terms of Use.

Prohibited Forms of Access and Interference

You agree that you will not:

  • Use the Website to engage in any conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm EQUEZ or users of the Website or expose them or us to liability.
  • Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Website.
  • Access the Website using any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the Content, without the prior consent of an authorized EQUEZ representative.
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the Content or for any other unauthorized purpose without the prior consent of an authorized EQUEZ representative.

In using the Website, you agree not to post any User Contribution or material that does not comply with the Content Standards set forth in Section 14.

  1. Security Measures

 You are prohibited from violating or attempting to circumvent the security of the Website. You agree not to:

  1. Access data not intended for users or log into a server or account which you are not authorized to access.
  2. Attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization.
  3. Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Website or Apps.
  4. Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website or with service to any user, host or network.
  5. Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, software, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
  6. Attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
  7. Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting.
  8. Use manual or automated software, devices, scripts, robots or other means or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl,” or “spider” any Content contained on the Website.
  9. Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Website.
  10. Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.

You agree that it is your responsibility to install anti-virus software and related protections against viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, bots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, destroy, disrupt or otherwise impair a computer’s functionality or operation.

Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. EQUEZ will investigate occurrences which may involve violations of system or network security and WILL involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in these violations, including the Northern Virginia Field Office of the United States FBI.  

  1. Disclaimer of Warranties

You expressly agree that EQUEZ has no responsibility for or control over the User Content, materials, or information that you or other Website users post on the Website or Blog. EQUEZ makes no representation that your use of the Website will comply with applicable laws. Additionally, we do not represent, warrant or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, quality, usefulness or reliability of the Website or the Content. Any of the Content may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material. Any reliance you place on the Content is at your own risk, and we disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from such reliance by you or by anyone who may be informed of the Content.

The Website may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators and/or reporting services.  All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the Content provided by EQUEZ, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily express the opinion of EQUEZ. We also do not endorse any opinions expressed in or through any Content available on the Website. Certain Website content may also contain information about paying for college and related tax or legal obligations.  You understand that this content is provided for informational purposes and is not a substitute for professional advice from a licensed or otherwise qualified practitioner.  You should always seek professional advice that is tailored to your individual circumstances.

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE DECISION TO APPLY OR NOT TO APPLY TO A PARTICULAR INSTITUTION AND/OR ANY RESULTING DECISION, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  THE WEBSITE SERVICES AND CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS. EQUEZ DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESSOR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION: (1) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT; AND, (2) ANY WARRANTY REGARDING THE USEFULNESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE WEBSITE.

YOU ASSUME ALL RISK FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM ACCESSING THE WEBSITE OR OBTAINING ANY CONTENT FROM THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 8 BELOW) RESULTING FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES AND OTHER HARMFUL MALWARE. IF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT, DEVICES, OR DATA, EQUEZ SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTING DAMAGES (AS DEFINED IN SECTION 8 BELOW). YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

  1. Limitation of Liability

The Content does not constitute legal advice. The mention of any product, service, organization, or activity on the Website should not be construed as an EQUEZ endorsement, unless expressly indicated as such. EQUEZ assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to the Content or the Website.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, EQUEZ AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, SUPPLIERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, MEMBERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES(COLLECTIVELY,“EQUEZ PARTIES”) DISCLAIMS AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED ORDERS OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) (“DAMAGES”) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE, THE APPS, OR THE CONTENT, EVEN IF EQUEZ HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN ADVISED OF, OR REASONABLY COULD HAVE FORESEEN, THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES,

HOWEVER THEY ARISE, WHETHER IN BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES DUE TO: (a) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO THE WEBSITE OR APPS, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR APPS, OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES LINKED TO SUCH CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES; (b) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION, OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED, OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO, THROUGH, OR FROM THE WEBSITE; (c) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, MALICIOUS OR CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR OR FALSE OR FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS; or (d) CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU MAY DOWNLOAD, USE, MODIFY OR DISTRIBUTE.

IN THE EVENT YOU HAVE ANY DISPUTE WITH ONE OR MORE THIRD PARTY AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR ARE IN ANY WAY DAMAGED AS A RESULT OF ANY THIRD PARTY IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, YOU HEREBY RELEASE EQUEZ PARTIES FROM AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE OR OTHERWISE MAKE A CLAIM, DEMAND OR FILE ANY LEGAL ACTION OR INSTITUTE ANY LEGAL OR REGULATORY PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE EQUEZ PARTIES FOR ANY DAMAGES OF WHATEVER KIND OR NATURE, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT, DISCLOSED OR UNDISCLOSED.

  1. Intellectual Property Rights and Use of the Content

The Website and all its respective features and functionalities (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design selection and arrangement thereof) and all the Content are owned by EQUEZ, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. All rights relating to the same are reserved.

These Terms of Use permit you to use the Website for your personal, non-commercial use only. You agree not to reproduce, modify, publicly display, publicly perform, store, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, mirror, frame, republish, download, transmit or create derivative works of any of the Content, in whole or in part, by any means, except:

  • As expressly authorized by EQUEZ in writing.
  • Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in a stage incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
  • You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
  • You may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Website for your personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication or distribution.
  • You may link to a reasonable number of pages of the Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part. You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission in our sole discretion and without notice.

The foregoing permissions are granted on the condition that:

  • You do not remove or modify any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices or disclaimers from Content or copies of materials from the Website.
  • You add a permission notice (e.g., “Used with permission”) to such Content.
  • You do not access or use any part of the Website, Apps or Content for any commercial purpose.
  • Your use of the Content does not imply that EQUEZ endorses, sponsors or is affiliated with any product, service, person, or entity.
  • Content will not be copied or posted on any networked computer or published in any medium, except as explicitly permitted by valid permission or license covering such materials.
  • You do not modify, decompile or reverse engineer any Content.
  • You do not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics without permission from EQUEZ.
  • The use of such Content is in compliance with these Terms of Use.

This permission terminates automatically without notice if you breach any of the terms or conditions in these Terms of Use. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded and/or printed Content. No right, title or interest in or to the Website, the Apps, or any Content is transferred to you, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. Any use of the Website or Apps not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of the Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

EQUEZ Trademarks:

As used herein, “EQUEZ Trademarks” means all company names, product and service names, related names, terms, marks, brands, logos, designs, trade dress, slogans, and other designations EQUEZ or its affiliates use in connection with the Website and their respective products and services. You must not use any of the EQUEZ Trademarks without the prior written permission of EQUEZ. You may not remove or alter any EQUEZ Trademarks without EQUEZ’s prior written permission. You acknowledge EQUEZ’s rights in the EQUEZ Trademarks. You agree not to incorporate any EQUEZ Trademarks into your trademarks, service marks, company names, Internet addresses, domain names or any other similar designations, for use on or in connection with your or any third party’s products, services or information. Contact team@equez.com with any requests concerning use of EQUEZ Trademarks.

  1. Identification of Agent for Receipt of Copyright Infringement Notices

EQUEZ is committed to respecting others’ intellectual property rights, and we ask our users to do the same. It is EQUEZ’s policy to terminate the user accounts of repeat infringers.  If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement on the Website or Apps, please send a written notice of claimed copyright infringement to EQUEZ’s registered agent: Equez LLC, located at Virginia Professional Services, LLC, 3850 Gaskins Rd. Ste 120, Richmond, VA, 23233.

In your notice, please provide the following information:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed.
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website, including but not limited to the URL.
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address.
  • A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
  1. Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination

We have the right to (or may be required to):

  • Disclose your identity or other information about you to a third party who, in EQUEZ’s sole discretion, reasonably claims that material posted by you violates the third party’s rights, including his, her or its intellectual property rights or privacy rights.
  • Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website.
  • Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website for any or no reason, including without limitation any violation of these Terms of Use.
  • Fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Website.
  • Remove or refuse to post any User Contributions for any or no reason in our sole discretion.
  • Take any action with respect to any User Contribution that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion.

However, we do not undertake to review all material before it is posted on the Website and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.

  1. Confidentiality of EQUEZ Information

You may obtain direct access via the Website to certain confidential information of EQUEZ and certain third parties that should reasonably be understood as confidential (“Confidential Information”). You agree to hold Confidential Information in strict confidence. Title to Confidential Information remains with EQUEZ and any third-party providers of Confidential Information. Upon termination of the Terms of Use or EQUEZ’s written request, you must cease use of Confidential Information and return or destroy it.

If, in response to a valid order by a court or other governmental body, as otherwise required by law, or as necessary to establish the rights of either party under these Terms of Use, you are required to disclose Confidential Information, then you may do so, but only to the minimum extent required and only after prior notice to EQUEZ adequate to afford EQUEZ the opportunity to object to the disclosure.

  1. User Contributions

The Website may contain blogs, profiles, forums, and other interactive features (collectively, “Interactive Features”) that allow users to post User Contributions on or through the Website.  All User Contributions must comply with the Content Standards set out in these Terms of Use.

Any User Contribution you post will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing  any User Contribution on the Website, you grant us and service providers, and each of their and our respective licensees, successors and assigns, an irrevocable, royalty free, worldwide, transferrable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, display, perform, adapt, resell, and publish and otherwise disclose to third parties any such material, in whole or in part, in any form or media (including in digital form), whether known or unknown. You represent and warrant that you own or control all rights in and to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the license granted above.  You represent and warrant that all your User Contributions do and will comply with these Terms of Use.

You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you post and you, not EQUEZ, have the responsibility for such Content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness.  None of the EQUEZ Parties are responsible, or liable to any third party, for the Content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Website.

  1. Content Standards

These content standards apply to all User Contributions and use of Interactive Services.  User Contributions must in their entirety comply with all federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Contributions, posted material and any use of the Interactive Services must not:

  1. Contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, inaccurate or otherwise objectionable.
  2. Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other protected class.
  3. Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person.
  4. Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others.
  5. Contain any material that could give rise to criminal or civil liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may conflict with these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy.
  6. Be likely to deceive any person.
  7. Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist in any unlawful act.
  8. Be likely to cause annoyance, inconvenience, duress, distress, discomfort or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
  9. Impersonate any person or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
  10. Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other promotions, bartering or advertising not approved in advance in writing by EQUEZ.
  11. Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity if this is not the case.
  12. Includes unauthorized disclosure of the personal information of third parties.
  13. Constitute electioneering, such as exhortations to vote for or against any candidate for public office.
  1. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless EQUEZ and the other EQUEZ Parties from and against all Damages arising from, incurred as a result of, or in any manner related to: (i) your User Contributions or other content posted by you; (ii) your use of or connection to the Website (including any use by third parties under your accounts); (iii) your use of the Content; and/or (iv) your violation of the Terms of Use. EQUEZ may participate in the defense of any such claim or action and any negotiations for its settlement or compromise. No settlement that may adversely affect EQUEZ’s rights or obligations shall be made without EQUEZ’s prior, written approval. EQUEZ reserves the right, at EQUEZ’s own expense and on notice to you, to assume exclusive defense and control of any such claim or action; in such case your corresponding indemnification obligation will end.

  1. Advertisements and Promotions

EQUEZ may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Website. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than EQUEZ found on or through the Website, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. EQUEZ is not responsible or liable for any Damages of any sort arising from or relating to any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such non-EQUEZ advertisements or promotions on the Website.  Advertisers on the EQUEZ Website may collect information from you while you are using our Website or Apps in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.  However, advertisements may link to third party websites, over which EQUEZ has no control or responsibility.

  1. Links and Third-Party Services

The Website may contain links to other sites, applications, and resources provided by third parties or references to specific medical professionals by name, address, or affiliation.  You acknowledge and agree that (a) EQUEZ is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, (b) all links and identifications are provided solely for your convenience and for other informational purposes, and (c) EQUEZ does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites, resources, or medical professionals or their affiliations.

  1. Information about You and Your Visits to the Website; EQUEZ’s Privacy Policies

All information we collect on the Websites, whether submitted by you or collected automatically, is subject to our Privacy Policy, the terms of which are expressly incorporated herein.  By using the Website, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in accordance with the Privacy Policy, as applicable. You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and the terms of EQUEZ’s Privacy Policy, with respect to any access, use, and/or submission by you of any personal information in connection with the Website.

  1. Parental Notice

Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d) as amended, EQUEZ hereby notifies you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filter services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protection is available on the Internet (see, e.g., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content-control_software).

  1. General Terms

Export Laws. Content, services and products derived or obtained from the Website may be subject to the U.S. export laws and the export or import laws of other countries. You agree to comply strictly with all such laws and, in particular, shall: (a) obtain any export, re-export or import authorizations required by U.S. or your local laws; (b) not use the Content, services, or products from this Website to design, develop or produce missile, chemical/biological, or nuclear weaponry; and (c) not provide Content, services, or products from the Website or the Apps to prohibited countries and entities identified in the U.S. export regulations.

Entire Agreement. The Terms of Use and any documents expressly incorporated herein constitute the entire agreement between you and EQUEZ relating to their subject matter and cancel and supersede any prior versions of the Terms of Use and any other prior or contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Website. No modification to the Terms of Use will be binding on EQUEZ, unless in writing and signed by an authorized EQUEZ representative or posted by EQUEZ to the Website. You may not assign, sublicense, delegate or otherwise transfer the Terms of Use or any right granted hereunder.

Survival. Rights and obligations under the Terms of Use which by their nature should survive will remain in full effect after termination or expiration of the Terms of Use, including without limitation those of Sections 7 (Disclaimer of Warranties), 8 (Limitation of Liability), 9 (Intellectual Property), 12 (Confidentiality of EQUEZ Information), and 15 (Indemnity).

Equitable Relief. You agree that any material breach of Sections 5 (Prohibited Activities), 6 (Security Measures), 9 (Intellectual Property Rights and Use of Content), and 12 (Confidentiality of EQUEZ Information) of the Terms of Use will result in irreparable harm to EQUEZ for which Damages would be an inadequate remedy and, therefore, in addition to its rights and remedies otherwise available at law, EQUEZ will be entitled to equitable relief, including both a preliminary and permanent injunction, if such a breach occurs. You waive any requirement for the posting of a bond or other security if EQUEZ seeks such an injunction.

No Waiver. No waiver by EQUEZ or failure to exercise promptly any right of EQUEZ under the Terms of Use will create or be deemed to create a further or continuing waiver or any expectation of non-enforcement.

Severability. If any provision of the Terms of Use is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any law or regulation of any government, or by any court or arbitrator, such provision shall be replaced with a new provision that accomplishes the original business purpose, or eliminated or limited to the minimum extent necessary, and the other provisions of the Terms of Use will remain in full force and effect.

Choice of Law and Forum Selection. The Terms of Use and all matters relating hereto or to the Website or the Content shall for all purposes be governed, interpreted, construed, and enforced solely in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States, without regard to conflicts of law provisions thereof.  Any disputes or controversies not subject to the negotiation and shall be decided by a state or federal court serving the city of Alexandria, Virginia, United States. You expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction by such courts and agree that you will not object to jurisdiction of or venue in such courts on the grounds of lack of personal jurisdiction, forum non-conveniens, or otherwise.

  • Additional Terms Applicable to Specific Services Provided Through the Website

Additional terms of use may apply to your use of services provided through the Website.  Such terms may be set forth below, posted on areas of the Website where services are provided to you, or posted on pop-up windows which may appear in connection with your use of specific services.  Without limiting the provisions of Section 1, above, within the Website, the phrase “I Agree,” “Agree” or words of like import are intended to be an additional way in which you confirm your binding assent to such additional terms, and by clicking on an “I Agree,” “Agree” or similar button you enter into a binding contract. In the case of a conflict between the Terms of Use and any additional terms you may encounter on the Website or the Website Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use shall govern, except to the extent as may be explicitly set forth in those additional terms.

You understand and agree that your submissions are subject to the terms of EQUEZ’s Privacy Policy, and that EQUEZ does not control, monitor, manage or regulate your communications, transactions, activities, the way you use the Website, or the information you send or receive from others (beyond the rights and obligations specifically set forth in this Agreement) through the Website.

EQUEZ Parties is defined in Section 8.

Claim.  Any dispute or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use, your use of or inability to use the Website, App(s), and/or the Content, except the following types of disputes and controversies: (a) any claim seeking to enforce or protect, or concerning the validity of, any of EQUEZ’s intellectual property rights; (b) any claim related to, or arising from, allegations of theft, piracy, or unauthorized use; (c) any claim for injunctive relief; and (d) any claim within the jurisdictional limits of the small claims courts.

Content. All information or materials made available on the Website by EQUEZ, including, without limitation, any data, text, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, and other materials, but excluding User Contributions as defined below.

Damages is defined in Section 8.

Interactive Features is defined in Section 13.

Password. A secret series of characters, typically alphanumeric (meaning it consists of both letters and numbers), that enables a user to access a file, computer, or program. The user must enter its, his, or her password before the computer or system will respond to commands. The password helps ensure that unauthorized users do not access the system. In addition, data files and programs may require a password. A password should be something that nobody, but the user could guess.

Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”). Information that identifies or is uniquely associated with an individual, such as a name, tax payer identification number, home address, telephone number, email address, IP address, SSN, or payment card data.

User Contributions. Information provided by Website or App users to be published or displayed on public areas of the Website or transmitted to other users of the Website to third-parties.

Username. A name used to gain access to a computer system or program. Usernames, and often, Passwords, are required in shared systems, such as the Internet. In most such systems, users can choose their own usernames and passwords.

Website.  The eQuez website: www.eQuez.com, microsites, and any other online functionalities or services included in the websites operated by eQuez.

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