Executive IT Forums User Agreement
(date of last revision: March 2, 2018)
FOR SUBSCRIBERS (USERS ENJOYING OUR SITE SOLELY TO VIEW CONTENT) AND PRESENTERS.
PLEASE READ THIS USER AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT OR ACCESSING OR USING EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS’ WEBSITE (THE “SITE”) OR THE SERVICES (AS DEFINED BELOW), YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS THE SITE OR USE ANY OF THE SERVICES.
1. THIS AGREEMENT
This Agreement sets out the terms and conditions on which You may access and use the Site and all services provided on, through or by the Site, including the facility for all Users to post, submit, subscribe to view Content, as well as new features and services which may be introduced from time to time, and related technology (together, the “Services”).
Executive IT Forums reserves the right to modify the terms of this Agreement at any time by placing the revised terms on this website and in the case of material changes You will be notified by email to the email address of record in Your Account. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of the revised terms on this website, or the passage of fifteen (15) business days from the time of such posting, shall be deemed to constitute Your acceptance of such modification. If You do not agree to such modification, You should cease all use of the Site and the Services.
2. CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS OF USE
2.1 User Eligibility
You may not set up an account on the Site if You are under the age of 18 or if You have been banned, suspended or had an account removed from the network by Executive IT Forums for any reason. If You set up an account, You are representing and warranting that You are at least 18 years of age. You may not have more than one account. You may not sell or otherwise transfer Your account to another party.
2.2 Registration and User Information
2.3 Licence to the Services
As between You and Executive IT Forums, Executive IT Forums is the owner or licensee of the Content. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Executive IT Forums hereby grants You a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, worldwide, royalty-free licence for the duration of this Agreement, to use the Services solely for the purposes described in this Agreement, which include the right to embed a Channel or webinar on Your website, subject to compliance at all times with the provisions of this Agreement. All rights not expressly granted to You are reserved by Executive IT Forums and its licensors. Except as expressly permitted by Executive IT Forums, You shall not, and shall not permit or encourage any other party to: (a) licence, sublicence, sell, resell, rent, transfer or assign, the Services in any way; (b) reverse engineer, decompile, modify, translate, disassemble (except to the extent that this restriction is expressly prohibited by law) or create derivative works based upon the Services, including the Content, the underlying technology, and the Executive IT Forums player; (c) use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods or (d) use any of the Content or the Services other than for its intended purpose. Upon termination, suspension or expiration of this licence, You shall no longer have the right to use the Services or display, download or make available any Content from the Site. This licence shall terminate automatically upon termination or expiration of this Agreement.
You acknowledge that Executive IT Forums does not routinely screen or review Content to determine whether, amongst other things, it contains false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, offensive, indecent, or objectionable material or contains errors and/or omissions. However, Executive IT Forums reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to monitor, screen, edit or remove any Content posted on the Site or accessed through the Services at any time. Under no circumstances will Executive IT Forums be liable in any way for any User or other third-party Content, including, but not limited to, for any defamation, falsehoods, errors or omissions in any such Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use or publication of any such Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Services or the failure to access such Services. As set forth below in the Representations and Warranties and Limitation of Liability sections. Executive IT Forums does not guarantee that any Content will be suitable for any particular purpose, or to Your satisfaction.
2.5 Public Profiles
Your Public Profile contains details such as name, job title, organization, country, photos, Executive IT Forums.com activity and history, and comments. Other Users will be able to view Your Public Profile on Executive IT Forums.com should You so desire. You agree that all Profile Information shall be true and accurate, and You shall only create one Public Profile. You agree not to use information contained in Public Profiles to solicit Users from a competitor’s Channel. You agree that Your Public Profile shall not: (a) contain material that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable; (b) contain material that is sexually explicit, pornographic, violent, or discriminatory; (c) promote illegal or unlawful activity; (d) impersonate or attempt to impersonate or stalk any person or entity; or (e) violate any applicable law or regulation or otherwise infringe any third parties’ right(s). Executive IT Forums reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove any Public Profiles posted on Executive IT Forums.com or accessed through the Services at any time, for any or no reason, and without prior notice.
2.6 Term and Termination
This Agreement commences when accepted by You and has an Initial Term of three (3) months. Upon expiration of the initial term and each subsequent term, this Agreement will automatically renew for successive renewal terms in equal duration to the initial term unless You terminate this Agreement by providing written notice to Executive IT Forums at least 30 days prior to the end of the then-current term, or as otherwise stated below.
Executive IT Forums may terminate Your account and/or suspend Your access to the Services should You fail to comply with the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement or any other guidelines and rules published by Executive IT Forums. Executive IT Forums further reserves the right to terminate or suspend Your account with or without cause in Executive IT Forums’s sole discretion without prior notice. Termination or suspension of Your account does not terminate this Agreement. Should Executive IT Forums choose to terminate this Agreement, such termination does not constitute a waiver of any of Executive IT Forums’ rights under this Agreement or under applicable law.
THE FOLLOWING CLAUSES 2.7 TO 3, INCLUSIVE, APPLY ONLY TO USERS WHO ARE PRESENTERS
2.7 Ownership Rights
Each party retains any and all pre-existing right, title and interest in and to its website(s), trademarks, intellectual property, Your Content (in Your case), the Services (in the case of Executive IT Forums), and all components thereof. Except as expressly set out herein, this Agreement shall not be construed in any manner as transferring or creating any rights of ownership of, or licence to, the foregoing, and/or to the features or information therein. Under no circumstances will this Agreement be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, a licence to any intellectual or other property or components thereof other than as specifically granted in this Agreement. Executive IT Forums does not independently confirm that all Content is provided by a valid rights holder. In the event that Executive IT Forums becomes aware that Content has been provided by a person who is not a valid rights holder, Executive IT Forums may, at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the publication of such Content.
2.8 Licence to Content, Your Data and Your Performance
You hereby grant Executive IT Forums a non-transferable (except as provided herein), royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide licence to perform such acts in connection with Your Content as is necessary to provide the Services. The foregoing licence includes, without limitation, permission for Executive IT Forums to: (a) aggregate, publicly display, transmit, distribute, copy in its original form or in the form of an encoded work, store, archive, modify, create derivative works of, or reproduce Your Content and to perform such other acts with respect to Your Content as are necessary from time to time to provide the Services; (b) use Your Content and Your name, voice, likeness, persona and performance in connection with any webinars or other Content that You post, provide or participate in, in connection with the Service; (c) offer or provide open access to Your Content on or through the Site (or other website or service wholly-owned and/or operated by Executive IT Forums) and/or sub-domains thereof; (d) grant sublicences to Your Content to enable Your Content to be embedded and displayed on third party websites; (e) to distribute, transmit, and/or display Your Content on the Site or via such technologies as are or may in the future be supported by Executive IT Forums from time to time including without limitation, the internet and/or wireless transmission; (f) display advertisements in connection with or alongside any display of Your Content. For the avoidance of doubt, the parties expressly agree and acknowledge that the Services do not include any transfer of title to, or ownership of, any right or interest in Your Content. Such licence will survive termination of this Agreement.
2.9 Licence to Marks
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, You grant Executive IT Forums, a non-transferable (except as provided herein), non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide right to use, reproduce and display any logos, trademarks, trade names and other similar identifying material (the “Marks”) that You provide solely for the purposes described herein, and to grant sublicences thereto on the same terms and conditions to third parties that embed Your Content on their websites to the extent necessary in connection with the Services. This license and all sublicences thereto will survive termination of this Agreement.
2.10 Representations about Content
You specifically represent and warrant that any Content provided directly or indirectly by You, and its distribution and/or publication through the Services, the Site, or through its being embedded on any third party website, does not, and will not, infringe or misappropriate any third party’s rights, nor will Executive IT Forums’ use of such Content in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement violate any right of any person, including without limitation any copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity and rights of privacy. You represent and warrant that You own or have obtained all necessary rights and licenses with respect to Your Content. You further represent that You have paid all licence fees and/or other fees required to be paid to third parties for performance of Your obligations or exercise of Your rights hereunder, for the grant of licences hereunder, and for any other act by You under this Agreement (“Third Party Licence Fees”) and You covenant to pay any Third Party License Fees required to be paid in the future for such actions in a timely manner. You further expressly agree that as between You, on the one hand, and Executive IT Forums on the other hand, any obligation to pay Third Party Licence Fees as a result of distribution of Your Content pursuant to this Agreement shall be Your obligation alone, and shall not be or become the obligation of Executive IT Forums.
You agree to indemnify and hold Executive IT Forums and its officers, directors, shareholders and employees harmless from any claim, damages, loss or liabilities (including reasonable legal costs) made by any third party due to or arising out of any Content You submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Site or the Services.
4. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE SITE, THE SERVICE AND CONTENT PROVIDED BY EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED BY EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS AND ITS LICENSORS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS AND ITS LICENSORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR GUARANTEE AS TO THE RELIABILTY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, NONINFRINGEMENT OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE, THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT, OR ANY USER DATA. EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT: (A) THE USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SYSTEM OR DATA; (B) THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS; (C) ANY OF THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS; (D) ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (E) THE SITE AND THE SERVICE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
YOU EXPRESSLY ACCEPT THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS AS A CONDITION OF USE OF THE SITE. EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS FURTHER DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION, FAILURE TO STORE, MISDELIVERY, OR UNTIMELY DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL. EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITHY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM DOWNLOADING OR ACCESSING ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL THROUGH THE SITE OR THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR HARM CAUSED BY VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES, AND YOU ACCEPT SUCH RISK AS A CONDITION OF USE.
In any jurisdiction that does not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to You as they relate to implied warranties.
5. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO ANYONE ON ACCOUNT OF USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, THE SERVICE OR THE CONTENT. SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO PREVENT RECOVERY OF DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES (EVEN IF EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS OR ITS LICENSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE SERVICE AND/OR CONTENT, OR FROM INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF THE SERVICE (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES).
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS OR ITS LICENSORS BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ACTS OF NATURE, FORCES, OR CAUSES BEYOND ITS REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, INTERNET FAILURES, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT FAILURES, TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT FAILURES, OTHER EQUIPMENT, TECHNOLOGY OR, ELECTRICAL POWER FAILURES, NONPERFORMANCE OF THIRD PARTIES OR GOVERNMENTAL ACTIONS.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE SERVICES OR THE CONTENT EXCEED THE COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO EXECUTIVE IT FORUMS FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES IN THE TWELVE MONTHS PRECEDING THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT GAVE RISE TO THE CLAIM.
In any jurisdiction that does not permit limitations of liability, the foregoing limitation may not apply to You.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, nothing in this Agreement shall limit or exclude the liability of either party in respect of: (a) death or personal injury resulting from its negligence, or the negligence of its Personnel; (b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or (c) any other act or omission, liability for which cannot be limited or excluded under applicable law.
6. CHANGE OF CONTROL
In the event of a change of control of Executive IT Forums, this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and Executive IT Forums’ heirs, successors and assigns.
7. NOTICES, GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
All notices under this Agreement should be addressed to:
Executive IT Forums Inc.
1 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10119
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New York, and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New York, NY, USA. This does not affect Your statutory rights.
8. GENERAL DEFINITIONS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT
In this User Agreement, the following definitions shall apply:
- The “Site” means websites served by the Executive IT Forums technology platform;
- “Channel” means a Executive IT Forums™ embeddable webinar player on which the Channel Owner can provide You with access to upcoming, live and recorded webinars and other Content using self-service applications;
- “Channel Owner” means someone who sets up, manages, and populates a Channel;
- “Content” means all webinars and other content that is published on the Site or through the Service, including, without limitation, content in Public Profiles, video, music, audio, photographs, images, text, trade mark, copyrighted work, any digital file, any live or recorded event;
- “Presenter” means any individual who delivers a presentation in a webinar or other Content;
- “Public Profile” means a public profile that contains details including name, job title, organization, country, photos, Executive IT Forums.com activity and history, and comments that is shared with other Users;
- “Sponsor” means any person or entity that sponsors a Summit or specific Content;
- “Summit” means a Executive IT Forums™ Summit which is an online seminar, with multiple presentations and speakers, that is broadcast live and also available for later on-demand viewing and that may include webinars from more than one Channel;
- “Users” means all Channel Owners, Presenters and You;
- “You” means you, or, if you are accepting on behalf of your employer or another entity, “You” means that employer or entity;
- “Your Data” means information that You are required to provide to complete the registration process or opt to provide to Executive IT Forums;
- “Your Content” means any Content that is placed and/or provisioned by You on the Site;
Note: certain terms, including “Services,” are defined in the main body of the Agreement above.
9. COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS AND REPEAT INFRINGERS
If You believe that any Content or materials on the Site or the Service infringes any copyright which You own or control, You may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below:
Notification of copyright infringement should be sent by mail, fax or email to:
Designated Agent: Cinthia Pilar
Address: 42 Broadway, Suite 12-415, New York, NY 10004, USA
Telephone Number: +1 646 525 4801
Fax Number: +1 646 478 9736
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, Executive IT Forums has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Executive IT Forums’ sole discretion, the accounts of Users or account holders who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Executive IT Forums may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Site and/or terminate Your account if You infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.