Last Updated: [July 31, 2020]
THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS AN ARBITRATION REQUIREMENT AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER. PLEASE SEE SECTION 15 FOR DETAILS.
1. Changes to Agreement
Peterson reserves the right to change or modify this Agreement or any additional terms at its sole discretion at any time. If you do not agree to the modified terms of the Agreement for the Site, you should discontinue your use of the Site. UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED IN THE AMENDED VERSION OF THIS AGREEMENT, ANY CHANGES TO THIS AGREEMENT WILL APPLY IMMEDIATELY UPON POSTING.
2. Your License to Access this Site
The contents of the Site, and the Site as a whole, are intended to provide information regarding Peterson’s various products and services, as set-forth and defined by us and subject to change by us at any time, in our sole discretion. All written content prepared and posted by us, and the Site design, layout, look, appearance, and graphics on the Site, as well as the trademarks, service marks, and logos contained on our Site (collectively, “Peterson Content”) are owned by or licensed to us and are subject to copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights under the United States and foreign laws and international conventions. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in, and to, the Site and the Peterson Content.
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, no part of the Site and no Peterson Content may be copied, reproduced, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, transmitted, or distributed in any way to any other computer, server, website, or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial use without our prior express written consent.
On the condition that you comply with all your obligations under this Agreement, Peterson grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access the Site, which we may revoke at any time. Any use of the Site in excess of this license is strictly prohibited and constitutes a violation of this Agreement, which may result in the termination of your right to access and use this Site.
3. Restrictions on Participation
As a condition of accessing the Site, you agree not to (a) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Site other than as expressly allowed under this Agreement; (b) use Peterson’s name, trademarks, server or other materials in connection with, or to transmit, any unsolicited communications or emails; (c) use any high-volume, automated or electronic means to access the Site (including without limitation, robots, spiders, scripts or web-scraping tools); (d) frame the Site, place pop-up windows over its pages or otherwise affect the display of its page; (e) use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Site or for any other unauthorized purpose; (f) introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful; or (g) otherwise interfere with or disrupt the Site or servers or networks connected to the Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Site.
4. User Content
You agree to use the Site in accordance with all applicable laws. You agree that you will not use the Site for organized partisan political activities. You also agree that you will not e-mail or post any of the following content (“Prohibited Content”) anywhere on the Site:
- Content that defames, harasses, or threatens others
- Content that exploits, harms, or attempts to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or otherwise
- Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit such activities, or encourages others to commit such activities
- Content that infringes or misappropriates another’s intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, patents, or trade secrets
- Content that you do not have the right to disclose under contractual confidentiality obligations or fiduciary duties
- Material that contains obscene (i.e., pornographic) language or images
- Advertising, promotional materials, or any form of commercial solicitation
- Content that impersonates or attempts to impersonate another user, person, or entity (including, without limitation, the use of e-mail addresses associated with any of the foregoing)
- Content that otherwise harms other users or visitors to the Sites
- Content that is otherwise unlawful or that violates any applicable local, state, national or international law
Although Peterson will not routinely screen or monitor content posted by users to the Site, Peterson reserves the right to remove Prohibited Content of which it becomes aware (though it is under no obligation to do so).
5. Posting Content on Our Site
Your content is your sole responsibility. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for your content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any of your content. You can post content to the Site only if (a) you created and own the rights to the content or you have the owner’s express written permission to post the content; and (b) the content does not infringe any other person’s or entity’s rights (including the copyrights, trademarks, or privacy rights) or violate any applicable laws, this Agreement or any other posted policies. We have the right, but not the obligation, to remove content for any reason.
You are responsible for any content you post to the Site and the consequences of sharing or publishing such content with others or the general public. This includes, for example, any personal information, such as your home address, the home address of others, or your current location. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF SHARING OR POSTING ANY PERSONAL OR OTHER INFORMATION ON OUR SITE.
You may not post content intended to provide professional advice, including the provision of medical treatment, legal advice, or investment advice. You may not post content to solicit, recommend, endorse, or offer to buy or sell any securities or other financial instruments, tout stocks, or recommend that any particular security, portfolio of securities, transaction or investment strategy is suitable for you or any specific person.
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, you or the owner of any content that you post to our Site retain ownership of all rights, title, and interests in that content. However, by posting content on the Site, you grant us and our assigns, agents, and licensees the irrevocable, royalty free, perpetual, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, display, remix, perform, distribute, redistribute, adapt, promote, create derivative works, and syndicate this content in any medium and through any form of technology or distribution. We own all rights, title, and interests in any compilation, collective work or other derivative work created by us using or incorporating your content (but not your original content).
When you use a feature of the Site that allows users to share, transform, readapt, modify, or combine user content with other content, you grant us and our users an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, modify, display, remix, perform, distribute, redistribute, adapt, promote, create derivative works, and syndicate your content in any medium and through any form of technology or distribution and to permit any derivative works to be licensed under these same license terms.
6. Notice of Copyright Infringement
We respect the rights of all copyright holders, and we have adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users who infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our designated copyright agent with the following information:
- identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;
- a statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
- a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Our copyright agent for notice of claims of infringement on the Site is:
Peterson Manufacturing Company
Attn: Director of Marketing
4200 E. 135th Street
Grandview, MO 64030
This contact information is only for suspected copyright infringement. We will remove any content that infringes upon the copyright of any person under the laws of the United States upon receipt of such a statement (or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)), and will terminate the access privileges of those who repeatedly infringe on the copyright of others. United States law imposes substantial penalties for falsely submitting a notice of copyright infringement.
7. Links, Frames, and Metatags
You may link to the home page of the Site for non-commercial purposes as long as the link does not cast us in a false or misleading light. This limited right may be revoked at any time, subject to our sole discretion. You may not frame the content of the Site. You may not use metatags or any other “hidden text” that incorporates Peterson trademarks or name without our express prior written consent.
8. Links to Other Websites
9. Your Privacy; Protection of Your Account Credentials
10. System Availability and Errors
You must provide the equipment and Internet connections necessary to access the Site at your own expense. We do not guarantee that the Site will operate with your computer, mobile device, internet service plans, or mobile provider service plans or with any particular computer or other piece of hardware, software, equipment, or device you install on or used with your computer.
There may be times when the Site is unavailable due to technical errors or for maintenance and support activities. We do not represent, warrant, or guarantee that the Site will always be available or is completely free of human or technological errors.
The Site may contain typographical mistakes, inaccuracies, or omissions and some information may not be complete or current. We expressly reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice. We do not make any representation or warranty concerning errors, omissions, delays, or defects in the Site or any information supplied to you via the Site, or that files available through Site are free of viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other code that include or manifest contaminating or destructive characteristics.
Peterson will host and provide the Site using a commercially reasonable level of skill and care. That said, THE SITE AND ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES THEREIN ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. PETERSON DOES NOT WARRANT, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE, INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM A SITE, OR LINK TO A SITE.
PETERSON DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE MANNER OR THAT THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, PETERSON DOES NOT WARRANT THAT (A) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS OR ACHIEVE THE INTENDED PURPOSES, (B) THE SITE WILL NOT EXPERIENCE OUTAGES OR OTHERWISE BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (C) THE INFORMATION OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, CURRENT, ERROR-FREE, COMPLETELY SECURE, OR RELIABLE, OR (D) THAT DEFECTS IN OR ON THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED.
PETERSON DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING YOUR ABILITY TO TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE INFORMATION FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE, AND YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR ABILITY TO ACCESS THE SITE MAY BE IMPAIRED. PETERSON DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RESULTING FROM OR RELATED TO SUCH EVENTS OR THE ACCESS OR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICES RELATED TO IT.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICES PROVIDED THEREON IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
12. Liability Limitation.
EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, YOU AGREE THAT PETERSON WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR (OR ANY THIRD PARTY’S) USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, DATA LOSS, YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON A SITE, YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE, OR ANY OTHER POTENTIAL CLAIMS RELATED TO THE SITE.
EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, PETERSON WILL NOT HAVE LIABILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, ERRORS, LOSS OF DATA, OR INTERRUPTION IN AVAILABILITY OF DATA), ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, DATA LOSS, ANY PURCHASES ON THIS SITE, YOUR PLACEMENT OF CONTENT ON A SITE, OR YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY, OR OTHER LAW. PETERSON’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL NOT EXCEED TWENTY U.S. DOLLARS ($20).
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT REFLECT A REASONABLE AND FAIR ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN YOU AND PETERSON, AND THAT THESE LIMITATIONS ARE AN ESSENTIAL BASIS FOR PETERSON’S ABILITY TO MAKE THE SITE AVAILABLE TO YOU ON AN ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE BASIS.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Peterson and its affiliates, officers, agents, employees, and assignees from any and all claims, liabilities, expenses and damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, made by any third party relating to or arising out of: (a) your use or attempted use of the Site or any content contained therein; (b) your violation of any law or rights of any third party, (c) information or content that you post or otherwise make available on the Site, including without limitation any claim of infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property or other proprietary rights, and (d) any act or omission by you which is a breach of your obligations under this Agreement.
You will have the right to defend and compromise such claim at your expense for the benefit of Peterson; provided, however, you will not have the right to obligate Peterson in any respect in connection with any such settlement without the written consent of Peterson. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you fail to assume your obligation to defend, Peterson may do so to protect their interests and you will reimburse all costs incurred by Peterson in connection with such defense.
14. Termination Rights
You agree that Peterson, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Site or your participation in it thereof, for any reason or no reason, and that Peterson shall have no liability to you for any such action.
15. Arbitration; Class Action Waiver
ALL DISPUTES, CLAIMS, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE LICENSE GRANTED BY Peterson TO YOU HEREUNDER OR THIS AGREEMENT (EACH A “DISPUTE”) SHALL BE SETTLED BY ARBITRATION IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI ADMINISTERED BY THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS CONSUMER ARBITRATION RULES. YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT THAT YOU MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY REGARDING ANY DISPUTE. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A BINDING ARBITRATION CLAUSE THAT PETERSON MAY ENFORCE.
YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT THAT YOU MAY HAVE TO A PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES AWARD. ANY ARBITRATION AWARD SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES.
YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT THAT YOU MAY HAVE TO ANY FORM OF CLASS ARBITRATION. YOUR DISPUTE SHALL BE RESOLVED INDIVIDUALLY AND SHALL NOT BE CONSOLIDATED WITH ANY OTHER CLAIM OF ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY.
YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU MUST INITIATE ANY DISPUTE BY FILING A PROPER DEMAND FOR ARBITRATION WITHIN ONE YEAR OF THE DATE OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THAT YOU CAN BRING NO DISPUTE AFTER THAT TIME.
JUDGMENT ON THE AWARD RENDERED BY THE ARBITRATOR(S) MAY BE ENTERED IN ANY COURT HAVING JURISDICTION. JURISDICTION FOR ANY APPEAL OF AN ARBITRATION AWARD IS APPROPRIATE ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTER DISTRICT OF MISSOURI.
YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY DISPUTE, INCLUDING THE FACT AND OUTCOME OF ARBITRATION, IS STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. YOU ALSO AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY ARBITRATOR MUST AGREE TO THE SAME STRICT CONFIDENTIALITY.
YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT PETERSON WOULD NOT PERMIT USE OF ITS SITE ABSENT YOUR AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE AND WAIVER OF YOUR RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY.
16. General Legal Terms
If a court of law finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will continue to be valid and enforceable. We may assign this contract at any time without notice to you. You may not assign this contact to anyone else.
You agree that the laws of the State of Missouri govern this Agreement and any claim or dispute that you may have against us, without regard to Missouri’s conflict of laws rules. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall have no applicability. You further agree that any disputes or claims that you may have against us reside in and will be resolved by a state or federal court located in Jackson County, Missouri and you agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BY AGREEING TO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE: (x) WAIVING CLAIMS THAT YOU MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE AGAINST US BASED ON THE LAWS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING YOUR OWN; (y) IRREVOCABLY CONSENTING TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF, AND VENUE IN, STATE OR FEDERAL COURTS IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI OVER ANY DISPUTES OR CLAIMS YOU HAVE WITH US; AND (z) SUBMITTING YOURSELF TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF COURTS AND ARBITRATION LOCATED IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI FOR THE PURPOSE OF RESOLVING ANY SUCH DISPUTES OR CLAIMS.
Registrations, agreements, and terms presented by us electronically to you have the same effect as one in writing and are legally enforceable as a signed writing. You also consent to receive all communications regarding our Site electronically from us. The delivery of any communication from us is effective when sent by us, regardless of when you receive or read the communication. In addition, we are not responsible for communications that do not reach you if you have not provided us with your current contact information. If you decided not to receive notices from us electronically, we may terminate your access to the Site.
17. Contact Peterson.
If you have any questions or need to contact us for any reason relating to this Agreement, please contact us at: Peterson Manufacturing, Co. 4200 E 135th St, Grandview, MO 64030, (816) 765-2000, or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are always happy to address customers’ questions and concerns at any time.
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