Website Terms and Conditions (formerly "Website Terms")
Welcome to strom-consulting.com. Ström Consulting and/or its affiliates ("SC") provides website features to you subject to the following Terms and Conditions ("Terms and Conditions"). The Terms and Conditions govern your use of the world wide web site located at www.strom-consulting.com (the "Site"). By accessing, viewing, or using the content, material, or services available on or through this Site, you indicate that you have read and understand these Terms and Conditions, and that you agree to them and intend to be legally bound by them. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you are not granted permission to use this Site and must exit immediately.
These Terms and Conditions may be changed at any time. It is your obligation as a user visiting the Site to familiarize yourself with these Terms and Conditions. Any change to these Terms and Conditions shall also be effective as to any visitor who has visited the Site before the change was made.
1. Website Information
SC attempts to be as accurate as possible. However, SC does not warrant that information or other content of this Site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. The specific application of information and principles on this Site will vary according to the particular circumstances of each individual. This Site, and its entire content, is offered by SC for informational purposes only, and is in no way intended to constitute legal advice, nor create an attorney client relationship. Your use of this site, including for the purpose of communicating with SC, does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should not act upon any information provided on this website without first seeking individual professional advice.
2. Proprietary Rights
LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS
SC grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of SC. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another business or enterprise; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of SC. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of SC without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing SC's name or trademarks without the express written consent of SC. . Any unauthorized use immediately terminates the permission or license granted by SC. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of www.strom-consulting.com so long as the link does not portray SC, or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use SC's logos or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without the express written permission of SC.
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of SC or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of SC and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of SC or the relevant software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
All works of authorship, information, content, and material appearing on or contained in this Site ("Site Materials") are protected by law, including but not limited to, United States copyright law. Except as explicitly stated in the Site, the entirety of the Site Materials (including, without limitation, data, illustrations, graphics, audio, video, photographs, pictures, illustrations, recordings, drawings, sketches, artwork, images, text, forms, and look and feel attributes) are © 2010-2011 SC, all rights reserved. SC also owns a copyright in this Site as a collective work and/or compilation, and in the selection, coordination, arrangement, organization and enhancement of the Site Materials.
Removing or altering any copyright notice or any other proprietary notice on any Site Materials is strictly prohibited. Any commercial use of any or all Site Materials, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of SC, is prohibited. Any reproduction, distribution, performance, display, preparation of derivative works based upon, framing, capturing, harvesting, or collection of, or creating of hypertext or other links or connections to any Site Materials or any other proprietary information of SC, without SC's advance written consent, is prohibited. All names, trademarks, service marks, symbols, slogans, and logos appearing on the Site are proprietary to SC or its licensors. Use or misuse of these trademarks is expressly prohibited and may violate federal and state trademark law.
Strom-consulting.com, Ström CONSULTING, Ström Consulting, and other www.strom-consulting.com graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of SC in the U.S. and/or other countries. SC's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not SC's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits SC. All other trademarks not owned by SC that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by SC.
3. Communications with and Submissions to the Site
This section is not intended to alter or amend any existing rules, laws, regulations, or standards regarding attorney/client confidentiality or privilege. SC encourages visitors to submit, comments, and other content; send e-mail and other communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information (collectively, "Submissions"), so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, or other malware, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam."
When you visit strom-consulting.com or transmit any Submissions to SC electronically, you are communicating with SC electronically. By communicating with SC electronically, you consent to receive communications from SC electronically. SC will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. By communicating with SC electronically, you also agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that SC provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
By transmitting any Submissions to SC, you automatically grant SC and any sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, redistribute, transmit, perform and display any or all of such Submissions (in whole or part) throughout the world and to incorporate such in other works and in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such Submission(s); and the right to use your name, likeness, voice, photograph, and any other indicia of identity and information provided to SC by you, in connection with the use, exploitation, promotion and/or advertising of the Submission(s) and/or the Site. Further, SC is free to use any ideas, concepts, methods, techniques, and/or processes contained in any Submissions you send to this Site for any purpose whatever, including, but not limited to, creating and marketing products, information, or services using such information.
By communicating electronically to SC, you represent and warrant that: you are of legal age and otherwise legally competent to enter into contracts, and that such communication will not contain any "viruses" or other information that may damage or otherwise interfere with SC's computer systems or data, or the computer systems or data of users of SC's website. You shall be fully responsible for any breach of the representations and warranties made to SC under this paragraph, and you shall indemnify SC and hold SC harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, actions, losses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from any such breach.
You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of an e-mail, card or any other Submission. SC maintains the right (but not the obligation)to review your Submission(s) and, in its sole discretion, decline to post and/or remove any Submission(s) for any reason or for no reason at all, at any time, and without notice.
You may request that SC delete your Submission(s) from the Site by emailing SC at firstname.lastname@example.org and specifically indentifying the Submission(s) you are requesting to be deleted. Upon receipt of your emailed request, SC will make all reasonable efforts to delete your Submission(s) from the system and Site; however, SC disclaims any and all responsibility for any copies of your Submission(s) that may have been made by a user of the Site before your Submission(s) was removed.
4. Use and Nature of the Internet
Given the nature of the internet, the transmission of any communication or Submission to SC via the Site or internet e-mail, whether encrypted or otherwise, cannot be guaranteed in all circumstances as secure. As an alternative to communicating over the internet or e-mail, SC can be contacted by postal mail at: 610 44th Street, Suite 203, Seattle, Washington 98107.
SC has a Privacy Statement describing SC's online information gathering and dissemination practices with respect to the Site. Please review the Privacy Statement, which is incorporated into these Terms and Conditions by reference, as if set forth fully herein, and which also governs your visit to strom-consulting.com.
6. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
Use of the Internet is solely at your own risk and is subject to all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations. This site, and all information, content, materials, products, and services included on and in or otherwise made available through this site, are made available on an "as is," "as available," and "with all faults" basis unless otherwise specified in writing. You expressly agree that use of this site is entirely at your own risk.
SC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials, products, or services included on or otherwise made available through this site.
To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, SC disclaims all representations and warranties, with respect to this site, the site materials on and in and made available through this site, and the services, information, and products offered in connection therewith, express or implied, written or oral, arising from course of dealing, course of performance, usage of trade, or otherwise, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, systems integration, non-interference, quality, title, and non-infringement. The entire risk as to satisfactory quality, performance, accuracy, and effort with regard to any and all site materials on and in and made available through this site is with you.
SC shall not be liable for any direct, special, indirect, incidental, consequential, exemplary, extra-contractual, punitive, or damages of any other kind whatever, including, without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, which may or does result from the use of, access to, or inability to use this site, the site materials on and in and made available through this site, or the services, information, and products offered in connection with this site, regardless of legal theory, whether or not any party had been advised of the possibility or probability of such damages, and even if the remedies otherwise available fail of their essential purpose. Under no circumstances will the total liability of SC to you or any other person or entity in connection with, based upon, or arising from this site, the site materials on and in and made available through this site, or the services, information, or products offered in connection therewith exceed the price paid by you for use of this site.
SC does not warrant that this site, information, content, materials, products or services included on or otherwise made available to you through this site, their servers, or e-mail sent from SC are free of viruses or other harmful components.
Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless SC, its affiliates, contractors, and partners of any and all type, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, proprietors, partners, shareholders, servants, principals, agents, predecessors, successors, assigns, accountants, and attorneys from and against any and all suits, actions, claims, proceedings, damages, settlements, judgments, injuries, liabilities, obligations, losses, risks, costs, and expenses (including without limitation attorneys' fees and litigation expenses) relating to or arising from this Site, your use of this Site, your Submission(s) to the Site, your fraud, violation of law, or willful misconduct, and any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions.
8. Corrections and Changes
SC endeavors to keep the Site and Site Materials on, in, and through this Site up-to-date. Without limiting anything else in these Terms and Conditions or otherwise, SC is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the Site or Site Materials. SC may make changes to the Site or Site Materials, or to the products, information, or services made available in connection with this Site, at any time with or without notice, and SC makes no commitment to update the information contained on or in this Site. SC reserves the right to terminate your access to this Site in the event that you violate these Terms and Conditions or for any reason whatever or for no reason, with or without notice, in addition to any and all other remedies available at law or in equity.
9. Links to Other Web Sites
This Site may, from time to time, contain links to other third-party internet web sites for the convenience of users in locating information, products, or services that may be of interest. SC is not responsible for examining or evaluating, and SC does not warrant the offerings of, any of these businesses or individuals or the content of their Web sites. These sites are maintained by organizations over which SC exercises no control, and SC expressly disclaims any and all responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the information, the security of information provided to any third-party sites, and the quality of products or services provided by or advertised on these third-party sites.
Without limiting anything else in these Terms and Conditions or otherwise, SC does not assume any responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the Site or Site Materials, or for the information, links, text, graphics, or other items made available on other web sites created, maintained, or otherwise controlled by third parties. You should carefully review the privacy statements and other conditions of use for any third-party material.
10. Governing Law, Jurisdiction, and Disputes
By visiting strom-consulting.com, you agree that the laws of the state of Washington, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms and Conditions and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and SC.
By accessing, viewing, or using the works, content, or materials on this Site, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts presiding in King County, Washington, and agree to accept service of process by personal delivery or mail and hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available. This Site is controlled and operated by SC from its offices within the United States. Without limiting anything else, SC make no representation that the works, content, materials, services, information, or products available on, in, or through the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where they are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so of their own free will and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. The waiver or failure of SC to exercise in any respect any right provided hereunder shall not be deemed a waiver of such right in the future or a waiver of any of the other rights established under these Terms and Conditions.
These Terms and Conditions, including, without limitation, the Privacy Statement, represent the entire agreement between you and SC with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede any and all prior and contemporaneous written and oral representations, understandings, and agreements, express and implied, and will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, without reference to its conflict of law rules.
Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to strom-consulting.com or to products or services sold or distributed by SC or through strom-consulting.com in which the aggregate total claim for relief sought on behalf of one or more parties exceeds $7,500 shall be adjudicated in any state or federal court in King County, Washington, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
In the event any dispute or controversy arising out of or relating to this Agreement, the parties agree to exercise their best efforts to resolve the dispute as soon as possible. The parties shall, without delay, continue to perform their respective obligations under this Agreement which are not affected by the dispute.
In the event that the parties cannot, by exercise of their best efforts, resolve the dispute, they shall submit the dispute to Mediation. The parties shall, without delay, continue to perform their respective obligations under this Agreement which are not affected by the dispute. The invoking party shall give to the other party written notice of its decision to do so, including a description of the issues subject to the dispute and a proposed resolution thereof. Designated representatives of both parties shall attempt to resolve the dispute within 30 days after such notice. If those designated representatives cannot resolve the dispute, the parties shall meet at a mutually agreeable location and describe the dispute and their respective proposals for resolution to responsible executives of the disputing parties, who shall act in good faith to resolve the dispute. If the dispute is not resolved within 30 days after such meeting, the dispute shall be submitted to binding arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration provision of this Agreement.
Any controversies or disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement shall be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with the then current Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. The parties shall endeavor to select a mutually acceptable arbitrator knowledgeable about issues relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. In the event the parties are unable to agree to such a selection, each party will select an arbitrator and the arbitrators in turn shall select a third arbitrator. The arbitration shall take place in King County, Washington, or otherwise mutually agreed upon by the parties.
All documents, materials, and information in the possession of each party that are in any way relevant to the claim(s) or dispute(s) shall be made available to the other party for review and copying no later than 30 days after the notice of arbitration is served.
The arbitrator(s) shall not have the authority, power, or right to alter, change, amend, modify, add, or subtract from any provision of this Agreement or to award punitive damages. The arbitrator shall have the power to issue mandatory orders and restraining orders in connection with the arbitration. The award rendered by the arbitrator shall be final and binding on the parties, and judgment may be entered thereon in any court having jurisdiction. The agreement to arbitration shall be specifically enforceable under prevailing arbitration law. During the continuance of any arbitration proceeding, the parties shall continue to perform their respective obligations under this Agreement.
11. Force Majeure
SC shall not be liable for any damages resulting from a failure or delay in performance caused by causes beyond SC's reasonable control and occurring without its fault or negligence, including, without limitation, failure of suppliers, subcontractors, and carriers. Without limiting anything else in these Terms and Conditions or otherwise, neither SC, its affiliates, contractors, and partners of any and all type, nor all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, proprietors, partners, shareholders, servants, principals, agents, predecessors, successors, assigns, accountants, and attorneys will be liable for any loss resulting from failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnection problems or errors, computer viruses, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes, natural disasters, strikes or other labor problems, wars, or governmental restrictions.
12. Your Account
If you use this Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your private information for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. SC does provide products or services to Children. If you are under 13, you may use strom-consulting.com only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. SC reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in its sole discretion.
13. Risk of Loss
All items purchased from SC are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.
14. Site Policies, Modifications, and Severability
SC reserves the right to make changes to the Site, policies, and these Terms and Conditions at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition. Headings used in these Terms and Conditions, including, without limitation, the Privacy Statement, are for reference only and shall not affect the interpretation of these Terms and Conditions (or the Privacy Statement).
15. Copyright Complaints
SC respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide SC's copyright agent the written information specified below: (Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying SC that your copyrighted material has been infringed)
- 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 upon;
- A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
- Your address, telephone number, and e-mail 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; and
- 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.
SC's Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:
610 44th Street, Suite 203
Seattle, Washington 98107