Conference Hound Terms of Service

Last Updated: February 13, 2011

Services

Welcome to the Terms of Service for Conference Hound, Inc.. Users of our website ("Site") are provided with a wide variety of information and services, including searching for conference information, finding venues, registering for events, reading and submitting reviews, and submitting conference listings (collectively the "Conference Hound Service"). By using our Site, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms of service. Please review the following terms carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not use this Site.

We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on this Site. Your continued use of the Conference Hound Service indicates your acceptance of the amended Terms of Service.

The term "Conference Hound" or "us" or "we" refers to the owner of the Site, Conference Hound, Inc.. The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of our Site.

Limitations of Use

Your license for access and use of the Conference Hound Site and any information, materials and documents therein are subject to the following restrictions and prohibitions on use:

  • You must be 13 years or older to use this site.
  • You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, republish, display, post, or transmit any material contained on the Site in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the express prior written consent of Conference Hound
  • You may not use the Site or any materials obtained from the Site to develop, or as a component of, any information, storage and retrieval system, database, information base, or similar resource (in any media now existing or hereafter developed), that is offered for commercial distribution of any kind, including through sale, lease, license, rental, subscription, or any other commercial distribution mechanism. You also may not "mirror" any material contained on the Site on any other server. Any unauthorized use of any content on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications statutes and regulations. Elements of the website that are licensed by Conference Hound, Inc. are subject to the same conditions.
  • You must not modify, adapt or hack conferencehound.com or modify another website so as to falsely imply that it is associated with Conference Hound
  • We reserve the right to modify or terminate the LinkedIn.com, Twitter.com, and Facebook.com service for any reason, without notice at any time.

Access to Service

Use of manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to "crawl" or "spider" any web pages contained in the Site is strictly prohibited. You agree not to monitor or copy, or allow others to monitor or copy, our web pages or the content included herein. You also agree not to "frame" or otherwise simulate the appearance or function of this Site. Furthermore, you agree not to take any action that interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, including but not limited to unsolicited communications, attempts to gain unauthorized access, or transmission or activation of computer viruses.

Indemnification

By accepting the Terms of Service, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless Conference Hound, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from your use of the Conference Hound Site.

Termination

You agree that Conference Hound may, with or without cause, immediately terminate your Conference Hound account and access to the Conference Hound Service without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, the following will lead to a termination by Conference Hound of a user's use of the Conference Hound Service:

  • breaches or violations of this Terms of Use or other incorporated agreements or guidelines
  • requests by law enforcement or other government agencies
  • a request by you (self-initiated account deletions)
  • unexpected technical issues or problems

Termination of your Conference Hound account includes removal of access to all offerings within the Conference Hound Service and may also bar you from further use of the Conference Hound Service. Furthermore, you agree that all terminations shall be made in Conference Hound's sole discretion and that Conference Hound shall not be liable to you nor any third-party for any termination of your account or access to the Conference Hound Service.

You further agree that you will not:

  • submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant Conference Hound all of the license rights granted herein
  • submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate
  • post advertisements or solicitations of business
  • impersonate another person

Copyright Complaints

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit users from uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting on the Site or in connection with the Conference Hound Service any materials that violate another party's intellectual property rights. When we receive proper Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement as described in the Conference Hound Copyright Policy, we promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and terminate the accounts of repeat infringers as described herein in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may send a written notification of such infringement to our Designated Agent. Please see the Conference Hound Copyright Policy for more information on how to report infringement of your copyright.

Repeat Infringer Policy

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, Company has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Company's sole discretion, members who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Company may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Site and/or terminate the memberships of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

NONE OF CONFERENCE HOUND, ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, PROVIDERS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS OR LICENSORS (COLLECTIVELY THE "CONFERENCE HOUND PARTIES") GUARANTEES THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OF THE CONTENT AND CONFERENCE HOUND DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT. THIS SITE AND ALL OF THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE," WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR TITLE. ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS OF YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT. CONFERENCE HOUND PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT. CONFERENCE HOUND MAY DISCONTINUE OR MAKE CHANGES IN THE CONTENT AND SITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE TO YOU AND WITHOUT ANY LIABILITY TO YOU. ANY DATED INFORMATION IS PUBLISHED AS OF ITS DATE ONLY, AND CONFERENCE HOUND PARTIES DO NOT UNDERTAKE ANY OBLIGATION OR RESPONSIBILITY TO UPDATE OR AMEND ANY SUCH INFORMATION. CONFERENCE HOUND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE ANY OR ALL SITE OFFERINGS OR TRANSMISSIONS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE TO YOU. THIS SITE COULD CONTAIN TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYOPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL CONFERENCE HOUND PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES INCLUDING GENERAL, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR NEGLIGENCE ARISING OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE BY ANY PARTY OF THE CONTENT, THE SITE OR ANY THIRD-PARTY SITE TO WHICH THIS SITE IS LINKED, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, EVEN IF CONFERENCE HOUND PARTIES, OR REPRESENTATIVES THEREOF, ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES. CONFERENCE HOUND IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THIS SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE. IF YOUR USE OF MATERIALS FROM THIS SITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF EQUIPMENT OR DATA, YOU ASSUME ANY COSTS THEREOF. IF THE FOREGOING LIMITATION IS FOUND TO BE INVALID, YOU AGREE THAT CONFERENCE HOUND PARTIES' TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION OF ANY KIND OR NATURE SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

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