Last Updated: May 30, 2013
GENERAL. SPS does not warrant that the contents of this Site or the Products and Services are error-free. Information on this Site may contain technical inaccuracies and/or typographical or other types of errors and may be changed or updated at any time without notice. SPS may also make improvements and/or changes in the Products and Services or services, products and/or programs described on this Site at any time without notice. SPS will use reasonable efforts to place accurate and up-to-date information on this Site but makes no warranty of its accuracy, completeness and/or timeliness. You acknowledge that your use of this Site, the Products and Services, and any information available through this Site is at your own risk.
USE. You agree that you will only use this Site (including features thereof and Products and Services) for their intended purpose. You agree to limit such uses to your personal, non-commercial use. You further agree not to: (i) use this Site, any content or other materials on this Site, or any Products or Services for any unlawful purpose; (ii) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying this Site or any Products or Services, including by means of hacking or defacing any portion of this Site, introducing any virus, worm, Trojan Horse, time bomb, spyware, or any other computer code, file or program that may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise acting in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real time exchanges; (iii) impersonate any other person or entity, or misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity; or (iv) use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, “data mine,” or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of this Site or any content or other materials on this Site. Any software or documentation included on this Site or in a Product or Service is supplied only under license.
You are responsible for and shall abide by all applicable local, state, national and foreign laws, treaties and regulations in connection with your access to and use of this Site and all Products and Services, including those related to data privacy, international communications and the transmission of technical or personal data. You will not decompile, reverse engineer, modify, adapt, translate, prepare derivative works, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of this Site or the Products or Services, nor will you allow others to do the aforementioned.
SPS has the right to terminate your use of this Site, any portion of this Site, or any Product or Service (including, but not limited to, revoking any rights or licenses and suspending or terminating any Products or Services) with or without notice, in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason at all, including, but not limited to, if SPS determines (in its sole discretion) that your use of or conduct on or related to this Site (i) violates these Terms or any additional terms and conditions, (ii) is harmful or disruptive to SPS, its customers or vendors, another user or any other party, or (iii) violates applicable law.
DOWNLOADING. You may only download those materials from this Site that are expressly designated to be downloaded by users. Where a fee is required to download any materials, you may not download such materials without paying such fee. You agree not to use technical or other means to circumvent these Terms or any content protection technology used on this Site. Any unauthorized use, transmission, distribution, reproduction, reverse engineering, modification of any downloaded materials, or use thereof for an illegal purpose, is expressly prohibited.
There are inherent dangers in the use of any software available for downloading on the Internet, and SPS cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the potential risks before downloading any of the software (including the potential infection of your system by computer viruses). You are solely responsible for adequate protection and backup of the data and equipment used in connection with any of the software and assume all risks associated with any downloaded software.
SUBMISSION OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS. You may be required to provide us with information about yourself in order to enjoy certain features of this Site, such as setting up your company profile and product catalog. If you choose to provide us with such information, you agree: (i) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself (and your company if you are opening an account or making a purchase on behalf of your company) as prompted by this Site, and (ii) to maintain and update this information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of this Site and/or the Products and Services. In addition, you hereby grant us a worldwide, royalty-free, paid-up, transferable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, distribute, transmit, display, publicly perform, and publish your and your company’s information including but not limited to logos, trademarks, product names and product pictures for the purposes of providing, administering, enhancing, supporting, marketing and other business purposes of our products and services to you or any customer.
If you are submitting data through this Site, you are solely responsible for the protection and the integrity of such transmissions and the data contained therein, and shall provide all documents and data in a format as specified by SPS.
SPS does not accept unsolicited ideas for new products, packaging, marketing, advertising, research, business operations and the like. Should you ignore this policy and submit an idea to SPS, you agree that the idea becomes and remains the sole and exclusive property of SPS without further liability or compensation to you. You agree that any information or materials that you submit to SPS via this Site or any email links provided on this Site will not be considered confidential or proprietary. All such materials shall be deemed the property of SPS, and your submission of information shall constitute an assignment to SPS of all worldwide rights, titles, and interests in such information. SPS will not be liable for any use or disclosure of such information. SPS will not have any obligation to keep such information confidential and will be free to reproduce, use, disclose, distribute, publicly perform and transmit such information to others without limitation or compensation. SPS will be free to use any ideas, concept, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products which incorporate or otherwise rely upon such information.
PASSWORD AND USER NAME. Access to some Content and other materials and use of some Products and Services is password controlled and is accessible to registered users only. You certify that all information provided in the registration process is accurate and correct. If you are registering or making a purchase or conducting other transactions on behalf of your company, you represent and certify that you are an authorized representative of your company with the right to bind your company to these Terms (and any additional terms necessary for access to password-controlled content, Products or Services). You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information, including, without limitation, your user name and password. You are solely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your user name and password. You agree to notify SPS immediately of any unauthorized use of your user name, password or account or any other breach of security. SPS will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your user name, password or account, either with or without your knowledge. You will be held liable for losses incurred by SPS as a result of the misuse of your user name, password or account.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES. There are links on this Site that will permit you to travel to other, third-party sites over which SPS has no control. These links are provided for your convenience only and your use of them is at your own risk. SPS makes no representations whatsoever about the content of any of these other Web sites, or about any of the links contained in the Web sites that you may access through this Site. SPS does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, or use, of any such linked Web sites.
THIRD-PARTY DISCLAIMER. SPS offers third-party names and information as an informational service only; it is not an endorsement or recommendation – implied or otherwise – of any of the listed companies or information. Each company listed is independent from SPS and is not under the control of SPS. SPS accepts no responsibility for and disclaims any liability from the actions of the listed companies or reliance on any information from or about such companies. You should make your own independent evaluation before conducting business with any such company or relying on any such information.
COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK. All materials on this Site, including, without limitation, all copyrights, trademarks, artwork, images and other elements (collectively, the “Content”), are protected by copyrights and other intellectual property rights owned and controlled by us or by other parties that have licensed or otherwise provided their material to us. Except as stated in these Terms, none of the Content on this Site may be copied, reproduced, used for the creation of derivative works, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, framed or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of SPS or the copyright owner. You also may not, without SPS’ permission, “mirror” any Content contained on this Site on any other server. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes. You will not delete any proprietary, confidential, or intellectual property rights notices from anything provided on or though this Site or any Product or Service.
CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. You may be given access to SPS confidential information through this site, the Products, Services, or links from this site. You may not disclose SPS confidential information to any third party without the written consent of SPS. You must protect SPS confidential information with at least the same degree of care that is accorded to your confidential information, but in no event less than reasonable care. SPS confidential information includes, but is not limited to – all non-public information regarding SPS, its intellectual property or its products, quantity and prices of products purchased, design and development data, engineering details, sales and marketing plans, unannounced products, any information marked as “confidential” or “proprietary” or similarly marked, or any information that, if disclosed, might be competitively detrimental to SPS. You may enter into separate non-disclosure agreements with SPS governing specific disclosures. To the extent the terms governing a specific disclosure are more restrictive than the terms in this paragraph, the more restrictive terms will control for the specific disclosure.
EMAIL FROM SPS. SPS may from time to time send you email. You acknowledge that such emails are sent with your consent and permission. If you do not wish to receive any promotional email from us, you can follow the opt-out direction set forth in such email.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMPLIANCE. The Products, Services, and goods licensed or sold through this Site, which may include technology and software, are subject to the customs and export control laws and regulations of the U.S. and may also be subject to the customs and export laws and regulations of the country in which the products are manufactured or received. Further, under U.S. law, such goods may not be sold, leased or otherwise transferred to restricted countries, or used by a restricted end-user or an end-user engaged in activities related to weapons of mass destruction including, without limitation, activities related to designing, developing, producing or using nuclear weapons, materials, or facilities, missiles or supporting missile projects, or chemical or biological weapons. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to comply with and abide by those laws and regulations, and that any customer or vendor that you allow to access this Site, the Products or Services, or that you request SPS to route product to directly has also been made aware of and will comply with the associated export controls.
INDEMNITY. By using this Site and/or a Product of Service you agree to indemnify SPS, and its subsidiaries, partners, affiliates, agents, consultants, sponsors, advertisers and licensors, and their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, agents and representatives (collectively, the “Released Parties”), and hold the Released Parties harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from your use of this Site or the Content, Products, Services, or other materials on this Site, your breach of any term or condition contained in these Terms or any other agreement applicable to any specific products, services, functions or areas of this Site, or your submission of information or materials to SPS by any means or from any person’s use of any account or password you maintain with SPS or this Site, regardless of whether such use is authorized by you. By using this Site, the Products, or Services, or submitting any ideas and/or related materials to SPS, you are hereby agreeing to release the Released Parties from any and all claims, demands, debts, obligations, damages (actual or consequential), costs, and expenses of any kind or nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, that you may have against them arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or to any Products and Services or to any disputes regarding use of ideas and/or related materials submitted to SPS.
YOU HEREBY AGREE TO WAIVE ALL LAWS THAT MAY LIMIT THE EFFICACY OF SUCH RELEASES. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO WAIVE THE PROVISIONS OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH PROVIDES IN RELEVANT PART: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IS KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT WILL SPS, OR ITS SUBSIDIARIES, PARTNERS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SPONSORS OR ADVERTISERS, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, EVEN IF WE ARE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, FOR ANY USE OF THIS SITE, THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE, OR ON ANY OTHER HYPERLINKED WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE.
JURISDICTION AND GOVERNING LAW. This Site is maintained, controlled, operated and administered by SPS from within the United States of America (“U.S.”). SPS makes no representation that the Content, Products, Services, or any other materials on this Site are appropriate for use at locations outside of the U.S. and access to this Site from countries where such Content or materials are illegal is prohibited. You are responsible for compliance with all laws. The use of this Site, the Products and Services, the Content or any other materials on this Site, and these Terms are governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Minnesota, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. Any legal proceeding arising out of the use of this Site, the Products and Services, the Content or any other materials on this Site, or these Terms must be brought in Minneapolis, Minnesota and must be brought within one year after the claim or cause of action arises or it is barred. By using this Site or the Products and Services, you irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the State and Federal courts located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms to be unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of these Terms, and the remainder of these Terms will continue in full force and effect.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT. These Terms represent the entire agreement relating to the use of the Site. SPS’ failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms does not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS. If you have any questions or comments about these Terms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.