Terms & conditions
Last Updated: January 22, 2012
We may make changes to these Terms from time to time. When we do, we will revise the “last updated” date given above. It is your responsibility to review these Terms frequently and to remain informed of any changes to them. The then-current version of these Terms will supersede all earlier versions. Any disputes between you and NexSteppe will be governed by the version of the Terms in effect on the date the dispute arose. If you do not agree with any changes to the Terms, you may terminate these Terms by ceasing use of the Site. You agree that your continued use of the Site after such changes have been published to the Site shall constitute your acceptance of such revised Terms.
License to Use the Site
Subject to these Terms, we grant to you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Site for your personal use and not for resale or further distribution. Your right to use the Site is limited by all terms and conditions set forth in these Terms.
Except for your pre-existing rights and this license granted to you, we and our licensors retain all right, title and interest in and to the Site, including all related intellectual property rights. The Site is protected by applicable intellectual property laws, including United States copyright law and international treaties.
Except as otherwise explicitly provided in these Terms or as may be expressly permitted by applicable law, you will not, and will not permit or authorize any third party to: (i) reproduce, modify, translate, enhance, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or create derivative works of the Site; (ii) rent, lease or sublicense access to the Site; or (iii) circumvent or disable any security or technological features or measures of the Site.
Access to the Site; Modifications to the Site
We do not provide you with the equipment to access the Site. You are responsible for all fees charged by third parties related to your access and use of the Site (e.g., charges by internet service providers).
We reserve the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any portion of the Site without notice. We will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Site or any portion of the Site.
We also reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post, or remove any material that you post or submit for posting, and to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to the Site at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.
You must be 13 years of age or older to register as a user or to use the Site.
You must comply with all applicable laws when using the Site. Except as may be expressly permitted by applicable law or as may be authorized by NexSteppe in writing, you will not, and will not permit anyone else to: (i) store, copy, modify, distribute, or resell any of the information; audio, visual, and audiovisual works; or other content made available on the Site (“Site Content”) or compile or collect any Site Content as part of a database or other work; (ii) use any automated tool (e.g., robots, spiders) to use the Site or store, copy, modify, distribute, or resell any Site Content; (iii) rent, lease, or sublicense your access to the Site to another person; (iv) use the Site or Site Content for any purpose except for your own personal use; (v) circumvent or disable any digital rights management, usage rules, or other security features of the Site; (vi) use the Site in a manner that threatens the integrity, performance, or availability of the Site; or (vii) remove, alter, or obscure any proprietary notices (including copyright and trademark notices) on any portion of the Site or Site Content.
Linking to this Site
If you link to this Site, you are permitted to link only to the home page at www.nexsteppe.com. Deep linking to internal parts of this Site, framing of this Site as part of other Web sites, and in-line linking or any other manner of incorporating parts of this Site as part of another Web site is not permitted without our prior written consent.
Links and Third Party Content
The Site may contain links to third party products, services, and Web sites. We exercise no control over the third party products, services, and Web sites and we are not responsible for their performance, do not endorse them, and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, or other materials available through the third party products, services, and Web sites. We are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused to you by your use of or reliance on any goods or services available through the third party products, services, and Web sites.
“NexSteppe,” the NexSteppe logo, and any other product or service name or slogan displayed on the Site are trademarks of NexSteppe and its suppliers or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of NexSteppe or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing “NexSteppe” or any other name, trademark or product or service name of NexSteppe without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of NexSteppe and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation thereof by us.
We may provide you with a mechanism to provide feedback, suggestions, and ideas, if you choose, about the Site (“Feedback”). You agree that we may, in our sole discretion, use the Feedback you provide to us in any way, including in future modifications to the Site. You hereby grant to us and our assigns a perpetual, worldwide, fully transferable, sublicensable, irrevocable, royalty free license to use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, and display the Feedback in any manner any for any purpose, without in any media, software, or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future, without any obligation to provide attribution or compensation to you or any third party.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SITE CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE AND SITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF THE SITE AND SITE CONTENT, AND YOU RELY ON THE SITE AND SITE CONTENT AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANY MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY MATERIAL THROUGH THE SITE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT. SOME STATES MAY PROHIBIT A DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
Limitation of Liability
WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SITE CONTENT. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF US AND OUR SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS OF ALL KINDS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SITE CONTENT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTY CLAIMS), REGARDLESS OF THE FORUM AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY ACTION OR CLAIM IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE AMOUNTS, IF ANY, THAT YOU HAVE PAID TO US FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You will indemnify and hold us, our suppliers and licensors, and our respective subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, representatives, and assigns harmless from any costs, damages, expenses, and liability caused by your use of the Site or Site Content, your violation of these Terms, or your violation of any rights of a third party through use of the Site or Site Content.
Enforcement of these Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflict and choice of law principles. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any claims arising out of or related to these Terms or your use of the Site will lie in the State and Federal courts located in Santa Clara County, within the State of California and you irrevocably agree to submit to the jurisdiction of such courts. Our failure to enforce any right or provision in these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by us in writing. In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Site or these Terms, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.