TechTerms.com is designed and maintained by Sharpened to provide a service to web users in the form of an informational and educational resource. It does not provide actionable advice, but seeks to provide information that will allow users to make their own decisions, based on their best judgment.
2. Service Provider
This website is provided by Sharpened Productions, Inc, a company organized under the laws of State of Minnesota.
3. Age Restrictions
TechTerms.com is an online reference expressly created for users of all ages. However, if you are under eighteen years old, you must have a parent or legal guardian’s consent to access websites like ours via the internet. You must be fully able and competent to abide by the terms, representations, and warranties set out herein, or are under the supervision of someone who is able to acknowledge the binding effect of these terms and who understands they’re responsible for your conduct while utilizing our website.
4. Website Updates
Sharpened is continually developing new features and improving our services. We may sometimes add or remove certain features and functions of our website, increase or decrease or entirely limit others, stop offering certain services all together, or offer new services in the place of old ones.
Sharpened cannot guarantee that any currently available services or features will be available to you in the future, or available in the same way that they are now. Any changes which we make to our website or service that may negatively impact you, or your use of our services, cannot be predicted by use. If you do not agree with a change to the website or our services, or feel they impact you in an undesirable way, your only recourse shall be to no longer use the website or service.
The interpretation of the wording and clauses of these terms or any definitions therein, are enforced, and interpreted at the discretion and in the interest of Sharpened, and are meant to give full force and effect to the intent and interest in controlling and maintaining this website and service. No other interpretations will be considered valid or binding on either party.
You also warrant that by using this website or service that you are a human being and not an automated device or bot. This website is not intended for use by non-persons, and we reserve the right to restrict access to the website or service to methods of access other than by natural persons through a web browser. Any access that does not meet this definition will be considered a violation of these terms and will be blocked, and other methods to counteract the unauthorized access may be employed. You will bear full responsibility for any unauthorized access or inconvenience you cause to us or our users by your violation of these terms.
6. Liability of the Company
THE WEBSITE AND SERVICE AND ALL OF THE CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. THE COMPANY, ITS LICENSORS, AND ITS AFFILIATES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES' RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COMPANY, ITS AGENTS, AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE FOLLOWING:
- THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT, SOFTWARE, LINKS, OR COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE; AND
- THE SATISFACTION OF ANY GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS REQUIRING DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ON PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRODUCTS OR THE APPROVAL OR COMPLIANCE OF ANY SOFTWARE TOOLS WITH REGARD TO THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE.
In no event shall Sharpened, its agents, or its affiliates, or any third parties mentioned on the website or service be liable for any damages, including, without limitation; incidental and consequential damages resulting from the use of, or inability to use, this website or service, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not Sharpened, its agents, or its affiliates, or any third parties mentioned on this website or service are advised of the possibility of such damages.
The content of this website is owned by Sharpened. What this means is that we claim ownership over, and without limitation; (i) our trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, and brand names, trade dress and trade names and other distinctive identifiers of source; (ii) all information, data, materials, interfaces, computer code, scripts, databases, products, services, software applications and tools, text, images, photographs, and audio and video materials that appear on the website, and lastly, (iii) the design, structure, selection, compilation, assembly, coordination, expression, functionalities, applications, look and feel, and arrangement of any content contained within, or made available through this website.
All of the aforementioned content is considered property of Sharpened, unless otherwise noted, and is protected in all media now existing or hereafter developed, by law including, but not limited to, copyright, trade secret, patent, and trademark law, as well as other state, national, and international laws, treaties, and regulations. The reproduction, transmission, distribution, sale, publication, broadcast, circulation, or dissemination of any of the aforementioned content by you, through you, or at your direction is an infringement on Sharpened’s rights and is strictly prohibited, unless express written consent is separately obtained from us by you. You may not alter, delete, obscure, or conceal any copyright, trademark or other notices appearing on this website, even where permission to use such content is properly obtained.
To the extent provided, and notwithstanding the above, if you wish to use information from this website for educational purposes, valid news reporting, or research, you may do so only by providing proper credit to Sharpened, as indicated in our Citation Guidelines.
If you would like to use information from our website for any other purpose, please contact us with a written request.
Violations of our rights as claimed above can be reported via our online form.
8. Links to Third-Party Websites
9. International/Non-Minnesota Use
Sharpened makes no representation as to whether this website or service is appropriate or available for use in locations outside of Minnesota. Further, you are notified that accessing this website or service may be prohibited in some territories, or subject to some restrictions beyond the control of Sharpened. If you access this website and service from other locations, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all local and applicable laws.
10. Dispute Resolution
Any controversy or claim brought or arising out of or relating to these terms or your use of this website or service shall be resolved by a single impartial arbitrator pursuant to proceedings administered by the American Arbitration Association under its rules for resolution of commercial disputes. Any such claims shall be brought solely by you as an individual and not as part of, or as a representative of, a class. All submissions to the arbitrator, the proceedings and the award shall be confidential. The arbitration shall be conducted on an expedited basis with minimal discovery. The arbitrator’s award shall be final and binding.
The prevailing party in the arbitration shall be entitled to receive reimbursement of their reasonable expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees, expert witness fees and all other expenses) incurred in connection therewith. Judgment upon the award so rendered may be entered in a court having jurisdiction or application may be made to such court for judicial acceptance of any award and an order of enforcement, as the case may be. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party shall have the right to institute an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for injunctive or other equitable relief pending a final decision by the arbitrator. For all purposes of this Agreement, the parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the United States Federal Courts or state courts located in the Fourth District of Minnesota. Use of the website or service is not authorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms, including without limitation, this section.
11. Integration and Severability
These terms are the entire agreement between you and Sharpened with respect to the website or service, and your use therein, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and Sharpened with respect to said access and use. If any provision of these terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these terms will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, you shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Sharpened from and against all claims arising from or in any way related to your use of the website or service, a violation by you of these terms, or any other actions connected with your use of our aforementioned content, including any liability or expense, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees. Sharpened will provide prompt written notice of any such claims, but failure to provide such notice will not release you from any of your obligations pursuant to this section except to the extent that you are actually prejudiced by such failure, and will not relieve you from any other liability that you may have to Sharpened other than under this section.
Sharpened shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond Sharpened’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including "line-noise" interference). These terms are personal to you, and are not assignable, transferable, or sublicensable by you except with Sharpened's prior written consent. Sharpened may assign, transfer or delegate any of its rights and obligations hereunder without consent. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of these terms and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect. All notices under these terms will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service. The captions and headings in this agreement are intended only for convenience, and will in no event be construed to define, limit or describe the scope or intent of this agreement, or of any provision of this agreement, nor in any way affect the interpretation of these terms.
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