Last updated June 6, 2020
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6. Ownership; Proprietary Rights. The Service is owned and operated by W&P. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, computer code, Products, software (including any downloadable software), services, and all other elements of the Service provided by W&P (“Site Content”) are protected by United States copyright, trade dress, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions, and all other relevant intellectual property and proprietary rights, and applicable laws. All Site Content is the copyrighted property of W&P or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and/or third parties, except for User Content, to which you retain your copyrights. You agree and understand that Site Content may include Third Party Content, as set forth in further detail below. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to W&P or its affiliates and/or third parties. You agree not to sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized use of the Site Content, and nothing herein shall be interpreted to grant you any right or license under any intellectual property rights of W&P or any third party.
7. Linked Accounts and Social Networking Sites. W&P may, now or in the future, allow you to link your account(s) on the Service to your accounts on third party services, such as social networking sites (“Linked Accounts”). If you link your account on the Service to a Linked Account, you are authorizing W&P to store and use your access credentials to access your Linked Account on your behalf as your agent to integrate your experience with the Service with content, information, and features available through such Linked Account. Linking, accessing or using a third party service through the Service in this manner may be subject to additional terms established by the applicable third party, and it is your sole responsibility to comply with such third party terms.
8. Third Party Content. W&P may contain or display through the Services various information, and other materials or content from third parties, including User Content (“Third Party Materials”). The display on or through the website and Services of such Third Party Materials does not in any way imply, suggest, or constitute any sponsorship, endorsement, approval, recommendation or affiliation of W&P. Furthermore, in using and accessing the Service, you agree that W&P is in no way responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of Third Party Materials. Your interaction with any third party accessed through the Service (whether online or offline) is at your own risk, and W&P will have no liability relating thereto.
9. User Content. You agree that W&P is free to use any communication, comments, information, ideas, concepts, reviews, techniques, content or any other material you may send to us or provide through the Service, including, without limitation, surveys, responses to questionnaires or through postings and/or submissions to the website or Service (“User Content”) without further compensation, acknowledgement or payment to you for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing Products and creating, modifying or improving the Service and our Products. Furthermore, by submitting any comment or other material to the website or Service, submitting information to us, or in responding to questionnaires, you grant us a perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, royalty-free, irrevocable, sublicenseable, worldwide license and right to display, use, perform, reproduce, modify, distribute and create derivative works of such material or information submitted in any media, software, or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. By posting or providing any such material or information, you represent and warrant that public posting and use of such material or information by W&P will not infringe on or violate the rights of any third party or require obtaining a license or consent from or paying royalties to any third party for the exercise of any rights granted in these Terms.
10. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance. W&P respects the rights of copyright owners and expects its users to do the same. It is our policy to terminate the access privileges of those who repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others. You agree not to provide any infringing content to the Service or in any User Content and must own or have all required rights, licenses, consents, and permissions to use any copyrighted work on the Service or in any User Content and grant the rights granted herein. If you believe that your work has been posted on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us at the address below and provide the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, and identification of the URL or other specific location on the Service where the material that you claim is infringing is located; (c) your address, telephone number, and email address; (d) 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 (e) 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. W&P’s designated agent for notice of copyright infringement can be reached at: Attention: Copyright Agent, Woods & Poole Economics, Inc., 4910 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 208, Washington DC 20016-4368, or by electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
11. Prohibited Uses Of the Service. You agree not to use the Service or any aspect or feature thereof for any unlawful purpose or in any way that might harm, damage, or disparage any other party. Without limiting the proceeding sentence, you agree that you will not, do or attempt to:
A. Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell, distribute or exploit, any part of the Service, use of the Service, access to the Service, or content obtained through the Service (including without limitation Site Content, Third Party Content, and User Content), for any purpose other than for your personal, noncommercial purposes;
B. Access or use the Service for any commercial or business purpose, including without limitation for comparative or competitive research purposes;
C. Remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of the Service, or features that enforce limitations on the use of the Service or any content therein;
D. Use any manual or automated means to extract and/or compile content from the Service for any commercial purpose or otherwise;
E. Threaten, harass, abuse, slander, defame or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
F. Publish, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, vulgar, defamatory, infringing, obscene, tortious, indecent, unlawful, offensive, immoral or otherwise objectionable material or information;
G. Create a false identity or impersonate another for the purpose of misleading others as to the identity of the sender or the origin of a message;
H. Transmit or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or any other harmful or deleterious software programs;
I. Interfere with or disrupt the Service, networks or servers connected to the Service, or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks or servers;
J. Undertake, cause, permit or authorize the modification, creation of derivative works, translation, reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling or hacking of all or part of the Service, Site Content, Third Party Content, or User Content, or any other part thereof, except and solely to the extent permitted by law, or otherwise attempt to use or access any of the Service other than as intended;
K. Upload or otherwise transmit any information or content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, including by incorporating any such material in your User Content;
L. Upload, post or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation (commercial or otherwise); or
M. Use the Service in any manner whatsoever that could lead to a violation of any federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.
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B. By You. If you are dissatisfied with the Service, then please let us know by e-mailing us at email@example.com. Your only remedy with respect to any dissatisfaction with (i) the Service, (ii) any of these Terms, or (iii) any content or information transmitted or made available through the Service, is to terminate your use of the Service. You may terminate your use by closing your account and discontinuing your use of any and all parts of the Service, and by providing W&P with notice of termination at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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19. Notices. W&P may provide you with notices by electronic mail, regular mail or postings on the Service. If Notice is provided by electronic mail, notice will be deemed given twenty-four hours after electronic mail is sent, unless W&P is notified that the electronic mail address is invalid. If notice is provided by posting through the Service, then notice will be deemed given upon such posting. Alternatively, we may give you legal notice by mail to a postal address, if provided by you through the Service. In such case, notice will be deemed given three days after the date of mailing. Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users are entitled to the following consumer rights notice: If you have a question or complaint regarding the Service, please send an email to email@example.com. You may also contact us by writing to Woods & Poole Economics, Inc., Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 208, Washington DC 20016-4368. California residents may reach the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 1625 North Market Blvd., Sacramento, California 95834, or by telephone at (916)445-1254 or (800)952-5210.
20. Miscellaneous. This is the entire agreement between you and W&P relating to the subject matter herein, and supersedes all previous communications, representations, understandings and agreements, either oral or written, between you and W&P with respect to said subject matter. These Terms shall not be modified or waived except in a writing signed by both parties, or by a change to these Terms as provided above. In the event any of the provisions of these Terms are held unenforceable or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provisions shall be deemed severed, and the remaining provisions thereof shall remain in full force and effect. The failure of W&P to enforce, in any one or more instances, any of the provisions herein shall not be construed as a waiver of the prior or future performance of any such terms or conditions. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and W&P as a result of these Terms or use of the Service. The Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by W&P without restriction, including by operation of law, merger, or sale of all or substantially all of the assets to which this agreement pertains. Any assignment attempted to be made in violation of these Terms shall be void. The headings and captions in this Agreement are used for convenience only and are not to be considered in interpreting this Agreement.
The services hereunder are offered by:
Woods & Poole Economics, Inc.
4910 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 208
Washington DC 20016-4368.
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