Central McGowan

TERMS OF USE

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AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND CENTRAL MCGOWAN

Effective Date: March 12, 2019

Our website, www.centralmcgowan.com (“Site”), is operated by Central-McGowan, Inc. (“we,” “us,” “our,” or “Central McGowan”). The following terms and conditions (together with any documents referred to in them) (collectively, these “Terms”) apply to your use of our Site or other services offered at the Site (collectively, our “System”).

Your use of our System means that you accept and agree to these Terms.  If you do not agree to these Terms or our Privacy Policy, do not use or access the System.

Revisions to the Terms

We may revise and update these Terms in our sole discretion, and will post any updates to the Terms on the Site.  Your continued use of our Site or System, or any other service provided through the Site, means that you accept and agree to the modified Terms of Use.

Your Account

Use of parts of the System may require that you create an account with a username and a password. You are solely responsible for the activity on your account. To create an account, you must:

  • Be eighteen years of age or older;
  • Provide accurate information; and
  • Keep your log-in and password secure.

We have the right to disable any username, password or other identifier at any time, in our sole discretion, for any or no reason, including if, in our sole discretion, you have violated any provision of these Terms. You must immediately notify us of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password or billing information.

You may delete your account by visiting our Contact Us page and submitting a request.  Simply select Customer Portal Support as the subject and send your message.

Access to the System

We reserve the right to delete or amend the System and any service or material we provide on System, in our sole discretion, without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the System is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the System, or the entire System.

Intellectual Property and Prohibited Uses

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the System. As a condition of your use of the System, you warrant that you will not use the System for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the System in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the System, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the System. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the System.

All content included as part of the System, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the System, is our property or the property of our suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends, or other restrictions contained in any such content, and will not make any changes thereto.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the System. Our content is not for resale. Your use of the System does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and, in particular, you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without our express written permission. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to our intellectual property or our licensors, except as expressly authorized by these Terms.

User Content on the System  

To the extent portions of the System allow you to comment, write reviews, or otherwise post regarding content on the System (“User Content”), you may not post User Content that:

  • Violates any copyright, trademark rights, patent rights, rights in know-how, privacy or publicity rights, trade secret rights, confidentiality rights, contract rights, or other rights of any individual or legal entity;
  • Is harmful; hateful; threatening; abusive; harassing; defamatory or libelous; sexually explicit, vulgar, lewd, obscene, or pornographic; racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable or offensive; inappropriate; or inflammatory;
  • You know (or reasonably should know) is false, deceptive, or misleading;
  • Contains information that could be used for identity theft purposes, such as social security numbers, credit card, bank account, or other financial information, driver’s license numbers, security codes, or passwords;
  • Links to materials or other content, directly or indirectly, to which you do not have a right to link or that violates these restrictions; or
  • Violates any applicable local, state, national, or international law.

If you are posting a review on the System, in addition to the above, you should: 1) have firsthand experience with the product or retail location being reviewed; 2) you should not be affiliated with competitors if posting negative reviews; and 3) you may not organize a campaign encouraging others to post reviews, whether positive or negative. We do not assume liability for any review or for any claims, liabilities, or losses resulting from any review.

By posting User Content on the System, you are granting us a non–exclusive, worldwide, full paid–up and royalty–free, fully assignable, transferable, and sub-licensable license to use, copy, perform and display publicly, distribute, and prepare derivative works based on User Content, in whole or in part, throughout the universe in any form, format, or medium now or hereafter known. By posting User Content on the System, you represent and warrant that the posting of your User Content does not violate these Terms or applicable laws.

 Central McGowan does not and shall not have any obligation to review User Content, and therefore we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of User Content and we cannot assure you that harmful, inaccurate, deceptive, offensive, threatening, defamatory, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable User Content will not appear on our System. We do, however, reserve the right to review any or all User Content in our sole discretion. In addition, we reserve the right to alter, edit, or remove any User Content, in whole or in part, at our sole discretion.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL CENTRAL MCGOWAN OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY USER CONTENT POSTED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SYSTEM. We do not control, have no obligation to monitor, and are not responsible for what users post, and are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, infringing, or otherwise objectionable or illegal User Content on the System.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy 

Our policy is to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).

If you believe that any content on the System infringes on the intellectual property of a third party, you may send it to julieb@centralmcgowan.com. To submit a claim, you must identify your full name, mailing address and phone number, a description of the copyrighted work that has been infringed, a description of the content on the System that infringes upon the copyright, and a declaration that: (i) you, in good faith, believe the information is infringing on the copyright of a third party, (ii) the information you include in your notice is accurate, and (iii) you are authorized on behalf of the copyright owner to submit the claim. You may not submit a copyright claim on behalf of another individual or organization with which you have no affiliation.

It is our policy, in appropriate circumstances, to terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers or are repeatedly charged with infringement.

Reliance on Information Posted

The information presented on or through the System is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. We may update the System from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the System may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material. Any reliance you place on information presented on or through the System is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the System, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Links to Other Websites and Connecting through Social Media

The System may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by third parties. We do not control such websites and will not be responsible for their content, or for any breach of contract, or any intentional or negligent action on the part of such third parties, which results in any loss, damage, delay, or injury to you or your companions. Inclusion of any linked website on the System does not imply or constitute approval or endorsement of the linked website by us. If you decide to leave the System to access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. All rules, policies (including privacy policies), and operating procedures of websites operated by third parties will apply to you while on such sites. We are not responsible for information provided by you to third parties.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Central McGowan, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the System, any claim that your content violates the intellectual property rights of a third party, your violation of these Terms, or your violation of any rights of a third party or your violation of any applicable laws, rules, or regulations. We reserve the right, at our own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.

Electronic Communications

Visiting the Site, using the System, or sending emails to us constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email, and on the System, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. To opt out of receiving marketing emails from us, follow the “unsubscribe” link on the email to change your user preferences. There are certain system-generated and legal notices that you cannot opt out of without deactivating your account.

Warranty and Limitation of Liability

CENTRAL MCGOWAN AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES OR SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SYSTEM FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. CENTRAL MCGOWAN AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THE SYSTEM AND RELATED INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL CENTRAL MCGOWAN AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SYSTEM, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SYSTEM, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SYSTEM, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SYSTEM OR THE APPLICATION, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF CENTRAL MCGOWAN OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SYSTEM, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SYSTEM.

Governing Law, Venue and Jurisdiction

These Terms shall be treated as though they were executed and performed in Minnesota, and shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota and the laws of the United States without regard to conflict of law principles. Any claim or dispute related to the System or under these Terms, the Privacy Policy, and any legal notices on this System, must be instituted within one (1) year after the claim arose (if multiple claims, from the date the first claim arose), or be forever waived and barred. You agree that you will bring any claims in, and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of, the state and federal courts located in the County of Hennepin, in the State of Minnesota.

Miscellaneous Terms

These Terms of Use, together with our Privacy Policy are the entire agreement between you and us related to your use of the System.

No waiver of these Terms by us shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition, and any failure by us to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

Contact Information

To contact us, email us at julieb@centralmcgowan.com.

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