Ownership of Intellectual Property
All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork, and computer code (collectively, “Content”), including, but not limited to, the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, and arrangement of other Content, which is contained on the Online Services is owned, controlled, or licensed by or to William Ryan Group, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent, and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws. By granting you access to and use of the Online Services, William Ryan Group does not transfer any ownership rights in any Content found on the Online Services, and by furnishing information and materials through the Online Services, William Ryan Group does not grant any licenses to any copyrights, patents, or any other intellectual property rights.
The Online Services may contain other proprietary notices and copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed.
Procedure for Claims of Copyright Infringement
William Ryan Group respects the copyrights of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your copyrighted material is posted on any of the Online Services without your permission, please contact our Copyright Agent with the following information:
Our Copyright Agent can be reached at:
William Ryan Group, Inc.
PO BOX 340
Manasquan, New Jersey 08736
Telephone: (877) 825-3010
Note that there are legal consequences for filing a fraudulent or bad faith copyright take-down notice or counter-notice, so you should be sure that all of the information that you are attesting to is accurate before submitting it to our Copyright Agent.
Accuracy of Content
You acknowledge that William Ryan Group has no duty or obligation to keep any Content on the Online Services accurate, current, or complete and agree that your reliance on any such Content is at your own risk. Although William Ryan Group makes best efforts to maintain the accuracy of the Online Services, it does not represent or warrant that they are error-free.
Information that William Ryan Group publishes on the Online Services may contain references to William Ryan Group products, programs, and services that are not advertised or offered in your country. You acknowledge and agree that such references do not imply that William Ryan Group intends to offer such products, programs, or services in your country. Consult your local William Ryan Group business contact for information regarding the products, programs, and services that are available to you.
Operation of the Online Services
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to do any of the following, at any time, for any reason or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability: (1) refuse, restrict, modify, suspend, or terminate operation of or your access to the Online Services, or any portion of the Online Services; (2) modify or change the Online Services, or any portion of the Online Services; and (3) interrupt the regular operation of the Online Services, or any portion of the Online Services, as necessary to perform routine or non-routine maintenance, to correct errors, or to make other changes to the Online Services. We may also make improvements or changes in the products or programs described in the Online Services at any time without notice.
You understand that all information, data, or other materials that you or another user provide in connection with the Online Services or otherwise communicate to us, including, but not limited to, content you provide using our e-mail services, social groups, forums, communities, calendars, and other messaging or other functions designed to enable you to post information to the Online Services or to communicate with others through the Online Services (“User-Provided Content”), is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such User-Provided Content originated. This means that you, and not us, are responsible for all User-Provided Content that you publish, post, upload, distribute, disseminate, or otherwise make available in connection with the Online Services. We do not control, monitor, or endorse User-Provided Content and, as such, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of any User-Provided Content. You understand that by using the Online Services, you may be exposed to User-Provided Content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any User-Provided Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any User-Provided Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the publication or use of any User-Provided Content published, posted, uploaded, distributed, disseminated, or otherwise made available in connection with the Online Services.
William Ryan Group does not want to receive confidential, proprietary, or sensitive personal information from you through the Online Services. Please note that with the exception of submitted web-support requests and collaboration in Account-specific communities, any User-Provided Content you have submitted is NOT confidential. Always use caution when including any confidential, proprietary, or sensitive personally identifiable information through User-Provided Content that you submit, keeping in mind that William Ryan Group and in some instances other users of the Online Services will have access to your User-Provided Content.
Grant of License
By submitting any User-Provided Content to William Ryan Group (other than technical support requests and private account-specific community collaboration), you grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted) William Ryan Group a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, adapt, publish, transmit, create derivative works from, or distribute (or have distributed) such User-Provided Content in any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed without compensation to you, subject to our Privacy Statement. You represent and warrant that: (a) all “moral rights” that you may have in such User-Provided Content have been voluntarily waived by you and that William Ryan Group is free to use any
William Ryan Group reserves the right to use, review, change, condense, or delete any User-Provided Content, or to refuse to post any User-Provided Content on the Online Services, in its sole discretion. William Ryan Group does not guarantee that you will be able to edit or delete any User-Provided Content you have submitted.
You agree to comply with all laws and regulations applicable to your use of the Online Services. You agree not to publish, post, upload, distribute or otherwise make available any User-Provided Content:
In addition, you agree not to:
Any materials uploaded to the Online Services may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction, and/or dissemination; you are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you wish to use, reproduce, or disseminate the materials.
Certain areas of the Online Services may contain formal and informal documentation relating to William Ryan Group’s products, along with materials drafted by third parties. Any William Ryan Group warranties as to its products’ conformance with specifications and documentation that may be found in your software license agreement apply ONLY TO the documentation that is provided to you in conjunction with the product. In the event of a conflict between formal documentation found on the Online Services and formal documentation provided to you with your product, the latter shall prevail.
By virtue of participation in certain areas of the Online Services, you may have access to information that is confidential to William Ryan Group (“Confidential Information”). “Confidential Information” shall mean all confidential and proprietary information of William Ryan Group, including, but not limited to,
all ideas, techniques, models, inventions, know-how, processes, software programs, source code, trade secrets, and works of authorship relating to our current, future, and proposed products and services; customer, employee, and supplier lists; and any and all Content (including User-Provided Content) published on the Online Services by William Ryan Group or any user. As used herein, Confidential Information shall not include information that: (a) is or becomes a part of the public domain through no act or omission of a user; (b) was in a user’s lawful possession prior to the disclosure and had not been obtained by the user either directly or indirectly from William Ryan Group; or (c) is lawfully disclosed to a user by a third party without restriction on disclosure.
You shall ensure that the same degree of care is used to prevent the unauthorized use, dissemination, or publication of the Confidential Information as you use to protect your own confidential information of a like nature, but in no event shall the safeguards for protecting such Confidential Information be less than a reasonably prudent business would exercise under similar circumstances. You shall take prompt and appropriate action to prevent unauthorized use or disclosure of such Confidential Information.
Registration and Passwords
The Online Services may permit or require you to register or obtain a password prior to permitting you to access certain portions of the Online Services. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login ID and password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your login ID or Account. Your password(s) are user-specific and may only be used by you. You agree to: (a) notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your login ID, password, or Account, or any other breach of security involving access to the Online Services through your Account; and (b) log out of your Account at the end of each session.
You acknowledge and agree that you cannot and will not attempt to hold us, our suppliers, affiliates, subsidiaries, joint ventures, third-party service providers, and our respective employees, contractors, agents, officers, and directors responsible for any liability, claims, or expenses arising from your failure to comply with this section.
When you provide information about yourself to us, such as when you create an Account or through the careers portion of the Online Services, you agree to: (a) provide accurate, current, and complete information about yourself, and not to provide information that attempts to impersonate another individual; and (b) maintain and promptly update such information to keep it accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any such information that is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, we retain the
right to suspend or terminate any Account you establish and/or to refuse any or all current or future use of the Online Services or any portion thereof.
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The Online Services may contain links to third-party websites and applications for your convenience and information. William Ryan Group does not control those third-party websites and applications, and we do not endorse or make any representations about those third-party websites and applications. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of such websites and applications that are not under our control, and that you will not hold us responsible for any harm that may arise based on your access to or use of any linked website or application.
THE ONLINE SERVICES AND ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE ONLINE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” FOR YOUR USE. THE ONLINE SERVICES AND ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE ONLINE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. WILLIAM RYAN GROUP DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE INFORMATION AND CONTENT INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE ONLINE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, CURRENT, COMPLETE, OR ERROR-FREE; THAT THE ONLINE SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; THAT THE ONLINE SERVICES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR THAT ANY REPORTED PROBLEMS MAY BE RESOLVED WITH THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION THAT WILLIAM RYAN GROUP PROVIDES THROUGH THE ONLINE SERVICES. YOUR USE OF THE ONLINE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA, OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THE ONLINE SERVICES. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
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