Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions of Use
LICENSE AND SITE USE Our Sites are intended for business use only and provided solely for the use of our current and future Users to provide products or services, provide information about our Company, permit you to place orders for or purchase our products or services, allow you to view content, enable you to contact us with any questions or comments, and other uses. You agree to comply at all times with any instructions for use of the Sites. In our sole discretion, we may modify or update the Sites; suspend access to the Sites; close the Sites indefinitely; immediately restrict, suspend, block, withdraw, or terminate any User's access to the Sites; or terminate the license or this Agreement in any way we deem necessary, at any time for any reason, with or without notice, even if these actions impact your use of the Sites. Your rights are limited to those outlined in this Agreement; any other use of our Sites is prohibited. As a User, you are granted a single-use, non-exclusive, non transferable, revocable limited license to access and use the Sites and Company Content on devices that you own or have permission to use in compliance with these Terms and the conditions stated in the "Your Information" section below. You cannot lease, sub-license, rent, loan, sell, assign, or otherwise transfer the license or this Agreement; and you cannot reproduce, duplicate, copy, distribute, transmit, host, outsource, commercially exploit, or resell the Sites or make the Sites available to a third party in whole or in part. You do not have the right to use, incorporate into other products, share, copy, modify, translate, merge, sell, or transfer to any other document, system, or platform any part of the Company Content. Rather, the Company Content on these Sites is for your business use only in compliance with these Terms and cannot be used for any unauthorized or illegal purpose or activity. If you breach these Terms, the Agreement will automatically terminate. If we take action that impacts your use of the Sites, you must not attempt to install, download, access, or use the Sites under any other name or via any other electronic device. To use our Sites, you must obtain necessary equipment and services, such as Internet connectivity or a mobile device. But we are not responsible for obtaining necessary equipment or services or paying any cost associated with the necessary equipment or services.
UNAUTHORIZED OR ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES You cannot use our Sites for any activities that are unauthorized, illegal, or interfere or have the potential to interfere with our possessory interest in our Sites, including any use or activity that may be (A) a violation or noncompliance with any laws, statutes, regulations, bylaws, codes, licenses, ordinances, registrations, permits, or authorizations of any applicable jurisdiction; (B) fraudulent, criminal, or unlawful; (C) obscene, indecent, pornographic, vulgar, profane, racist, sexist, discriminatory, offensive, derogatory, harmful, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, malicious, abusive, hateful, menacing, defamatory, or untrue according to our subjective definition of these terms; (D) considered impersonation of an individual, company, or body or misrepresentation of a relationship; (E) infringement or breach of copyright, trademark, service mark, patent, trade secret, or any other intellectual property, privacy, or use right of our Company or third party; (F) contrary to our interests; (G) harmful or destructive in nature, such as your use, delivery, or transmission of any viruses, unsolicited emails, trojan horses, trap doors, back doors, easter eggs, worms, flood attacks, time bombs, cancelbots, or computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate our Sites or Company Content; (H) breach or attempted breach of security of any computer network, including the Sites themselves; (I) unauthorized relays through any third party systems; (J) interfering with or denying service to any user or any host on the Internet; (K) engaging in unsolicited commercial email or adding or attempting to add addresses to any mailing list (yours or a third party’s); (L) false or inaccurate; or (M) making the Sites or any portion available as part of a co-branded or private label website, web service, or Internet access service, or as part of a channel through a software or Internet service, or similar arrangements or relationships that offer or provide access to the Sites from or through other websites, web services, or Internet access services. It's possible that some downloads from the Sites could be subject to government export controls or other restrictions, so if you download anything from or use the Sites, you represent that you are not subject to such controls or restrictions. We make no representation that anything is appropriate, permissible, or available for use outside the United States. You are prohibited from using the Sites from territories in which such use or the information available from such use is illegal, restricted, or not permitted. If you choose to access or use the Sites from or in locations outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible to both ensure that what you're doing in that country is legal and comply with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations, bylaws, codes, licenses, ordinances, registrations, permits, or authorizations (including any laws that relate to businesses providing services).
PRIVACY We only collect personal information when you choose to provide it. The Sites may offer publicly accessible blogs, comment sections, or other ways for you to submit ideas, photographs, User profiles, writings, music, video, audio, graphics, pictures, data, questions, comments, suggestions, or other content, including personal information (User Content). User Content excludes any information that you disclose publicly, share with others, or otherwise upload, whether through the Sites or otherwise. You should be aware that any User Content you provide may be read, collected, and used by others, so please share information carefully. Our Company and third parties may reproduce, publish, distribute, or use in any way and in any media or form this User Content, whether online or offline. Third parties may have access to this User Content and may have the ability to share it with other third parties across the Internet. We are not responsible for the accuracy, use, or misuse of any Company Content, User Content, or information that you disclose or receive through the Sites. You agree that we may access, preserve, and disclose your account information if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief it's reasonably necessary in the sole opinion of the Company to (A) comply with a legal process or request for cooperation by a government entity; (B) enforce the Terms or Agreement; (C) respond to claims that Company Content or our Sites violate the rights of third parties; (D) respond to your requests for customer service; (E) defend our legal rights; (F) protect the safety and security of our Users; (G) protect the safety, rights, property, or security of our Company or any third party; (H) prevent or stop activity that we consider to be illegal, unethical, or legally actionable; or (I) detect, prevent, or address fraud, security, or technical issues. In our sole discretion, we may choose to disclose personal information or User Content to third parties as well as use IP addresses or other device identifiers to identify Users in cooperation with third parties like copyright owners, internet service providers, wireless service providers, law enforcement agencies, or others. To access your personal information or correct or update your personal information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECURITY Our Company is based in the United States and, regardless of where you use our Sites, the information collected as part of that use will be transferred to, processed, and stored on servers located in the United States in accordance with United States' privacy laws, regulations, and standards that may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence or place of business. Our systems and the systems of these and other third parties could be compromised by parties seeking unauthorized access, technological malfunction, or an employee, vendor, or contractor error. The transmission of information via the Internet or mobile data networks may not be secure and could be intercepted by third parties. As a result, any security measures taken may be unsuccessful. Therefore, any information you transmit to us or any third party is at your own risk. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases or servers, nor can we guarantee that information you provide won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet or wireless communication. We aren’t liable or responsible for any security breach, including breach by a third party. We aren't responsible or liable for any loss or damage arising from or relating to any breach of our or others' security, circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures, or interception of your transmissions. Unless expressly required by law, we don't guarantee the confidentiality or security of any communication, data, or other material transmitted to or from the Sites over the Internet or other communication network.
RESULTS AND ADVICE We don’t make any claims, statements, guarantees, or promises about your business, sales, performance, profits, employee or customer retention, or any results from using our Sites or purchasing our products or services. You assume sole responsibility for results obtained and conclusions drawn from use of the Sites. The Sites and Company Content are not intended to and does not constitute legal or professional advice but rather advice consistent with a company of our size. Company Content shouldn’t be considered advice, consultation, instruction, or education and shouldn’t be used as such. You understand that commentary and other materials available on the Sites are not intended as advice to be relied upon. As such, we disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such commentary, advice, or materials by any User or by anyone informed of the Sites' or the Sites' content, information, commentary, advice, data, videos, or materials.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY We are the sole and exclusive owner or licensor of all intellectual property rights in the Sites, in the creation of the Sites, and in the material published on the Sites, including the "Germination Labs" name, all associated names, logos, taglines, slogans, service marks, trademarks, design marks, word marks, and other identifying marks or words, which are protected by local, state, national, and international laws and treaties. All such rights are reserved. You cannot use or copy any material from the Sites or frame any of the Sites onto your own or another person's Sites. Company Content on all Sites is used by permission; protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights; or copyrighted property of our Company and therefore created solely for our Users. All trademarks or service marks appearing on the Sites are the property of their respective owners, and you gain no rights in trademarks, service marks, or trade names found on the Sites. When using the Sites, you must comply with all copyright laws worldwide and prevent unauthorized copying of all Company Content. We do not grant you any express or implied right in or under our trademarks, service marks, copyrights, or trade secret information. You don't have permission to reproduce, store, transmit, display, copy, photocopy, distribute, download, reduce to any electronic medium or machine-readable form, or print the Sites or Company Content in whole or in part unless prior written permission is given by our Company. If you are granted permission, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices on all copies of the Company Content. Unauthorized reproduction in whole or in part is a copyright infringement, which we will actively pursue.
THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS Some of our Sites or Site functionality may be provided, developed, or hosted by third parties. We may give third parties access to User Content or other information collected from the Sites. These third parties may (A) set and access their own cookies, web beacons, or embedded scripts on your devices; (B) collect or receive information you provide, including information about your use of the Sites; your activities over time and across devices or third-party applications; or, address or map information; or (C) collect, use, store, or transmit information according to their own terms and conditions of use, privacy policies, license or other agreements, or business practices that aren’t under our control. We aren’t responsible or liable for the actions of these or any third party that we contract or have a relationship with.
SERVICES AND PRODUCTS The products or services available on the Sites are intended for business use only. You cannot assign, transfer, re-market, resell, or otherwise dispose of our products or services. We may offer and change subscriptions, tiered pricing, or tiered services and products at any time without prior notice. We have the exclusive right to define, change, set pricing for, establish rules for, or discontinue any subscription service, tiered pricing, or tiered services and products, regardless of payment received or the impact to Users. We will cancel or modify subscriptions or purchases on the Sites if it appears that they result from fraudulent, inappropriate, or illegal activity. We may revise and discontinue subscriptions, tiered pricing, or basic or tiered services or products at any time, in our sole discretion. Prices and promotions are subject to change without notice. Our products or services may utilize the map services of third parties, but we aren't responsible or liable for the accuracy or functionality of these services.
LINKING TO THE SITES AND HYPERLINKS As a convenience, we may provide links to websites operated by other entities (Linked Sites). If you use any Linked Sites, you may leave our Sites. If you decide to visit any Linked Sites or transact business on any Linked Sites, you do so at your own risk, and it is your responsibility to take protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. Regardless of the linking form, we don't maintain, control, or govern Linked Sites. We don't investigate, verify, monitor, or endorse the Linked Sites' content, accuracy, or opinions. Further, we don't endorse, make any representations about, or warrant any information, products, or services appearing or offered on any Linked Sites, other than linked information authored by our Company. The presence of links doesn't imply that we are legally authorized to use any trademark, service mark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that Linked Sites are authorized to use our trademark, service mark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol. We may discontinue Linked Sites at any time without prior notice.
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION AND SIGNATURE You agree to be bound by any affirmation, assent, or agreement you transmit through the Sites, including but not limited to any consent you give for agreement to contract terms; purchase of a service or product; or receiving communications from us solely through electronic transmission. You agree that, if you click on an “I agree,” “I consent,” or other similarly worded button, box, or entry field with your mouse, keystroke, or other computer device, your agreement or consent will be legally binding and enforceable and the legal equivalent of your handwritten signature.
DISCLAIMER AND WARRANTY The Sites and Company Content are provided on an "As Is," "Where Is," and "Where Available" basis. We don't make any warranties, representations, guarantees, or promises as to the general or specific outcomes or results that may be obtained from the use of our Sites or Company Content. We disclaim all representations, warranties, and responsibility for any loss, claim, injury, liability, or damage of any kind resulting from, arising out of, or in any way related to (A) the operation and accuracy of the Sites; (B) acts, errors, omissions, negligence, or recklessness by third parties or the functionality provided by third parties; (C) use of Information Collected; (D) the accuracy of User-generated content; (E) storage or security of your data; (F) viruses or other issues that may affect your equipment, software, data, or other property due to downloading, installing, or using our Sites; (G) the Company Content; (H) whether the Sites are compatible with the hardware or software that you use; (I) products or services offered, sold, or displayed on the Sites; (J) errors in or omissions from the Sites or Company Content; (K) errors or omissions in any information, instructions, or scripts that you provide to us or actions that we take at your direction; (L) third-party communications; (M) third-party web sites or apps or content on those sites or apps directly or indirectly accessed through links in the Sites, including errors and omissions; (N) availability or timely accessibility of the Sites or Company Content to Users, particularly when we repair, maintain, upgrade, or introduce new functionality to the Sites; (O) inability to use or access the Sites for any length of time; (P) inappropriate or unauthorized access to or use, sale, or destruction of your data, account, or information; and (Q) your general use of the Sites or Company Content, including warranties of merchantability, accuracy of information, quality, title, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.
LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION You agree to protect, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Germination Labs and any members, partners, directors, officers, agents, contractors, employees, successors, or assigns from and against any damage, loss, cost, claim, injury, or expense of any kind (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or resulting from your possession or use of the Sites, violations of these Terms or this Agreement, disputes between you and any third parties, Company Content, Information Collected, facts, opinions, third-party communications, or information on the Sites, whether in tort, contract, or other action. In no event will Germination Labs be liable to you or any other person for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary loss or damage arising from, connected with, or relating to your use of the Sites or Company Content or for any problems arising in any professional or personal setting, employment, business, personal or professional relationship, personal injury or illness, lost profit, personal or professional decisions, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or negligent act arising out of or in any way related to (A) the Sites, Company Content, or other information on the Sites or any products, services, or information that is offered, sold, or displayed on the Sites; (B) your use of, or inability to use, the Sites generally or in connection with this Agreement; or (C) unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data regardless of any negligence or other fault or wrongdoing (including Page 6 of 6 gross negligence and fundamental breach) by Germination Labs. Regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to your use of the Sites must be filed by you within one year after such claim or cause of action arises. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any demand, claim, or action arising hereunder or in connection with the Sites and all negotiations for settlement or compromise. You agree to fully cooperate with us in the defense of any such demand, claim, action, settlement, or compromise negotiations.
CONTENT FROM OTHER PARTIES Content from other parties may appear on the Sites or be accessible via links from the Sites. We are not responsible and assume no liability for any infringement, mistakes, misstatements of law, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, or profanity in the statements, opinions, representations, or any other form of content that appears on the Sites. We don't endorse information or opinions by other parties, and it doesn't reflect our beliefs or opinions. The views and opinions of other organizations that may be referenced in Company Content or on the Sites are solely those of the organizations and not our Company. We reserve the right to remove any postings that allegedly infringe another person’s copyright.
CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION AND CANCELLING YOUR ACCOUNT You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you provide, such as your contact information. If this information changes, you may correct, delete inaccuracies, or amend information by contacting us directly. You may also cancel or modify the communications that you have elected to receive from the Sites. We will retain information you provided for as long as your account is active or we provide services to you via the Sites. Even after your account is terminated, we will retain the information you provided for business reasons, such as to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, resolve disputes, conclude any activities related to cancellation of an account, investigate or prevent fraud or other inappropriate or illegal activities, or enforce our terms or this Agreement. After a period of time, we may anonymize and aggregate your data for analytic or other purposes.
NOTICE You may give notice by sending an email to email@example.com. Your notice is received when your email appears in this inbox.
NO ASSIGNMENT Neither party may assign rights or delegate duties under this Agreement because the services to be performed and nature of the Agreement are personal and unique. If an assignment or delegation is made, this Agreement will automatically terminate.
MODIFICATIONS We may revise this Agreement or Terms at any time, and you agree to be bound by the revised Agreement or Terms. Any modifications will become effective on the date they are first posted to the Sites. You are responsible to regularly review the Agreement and Terms, and we have no obligation to notify you of revisions.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT, GOVERNING LAW AND VENUE, SEVERABILITY, NO WAIVER, HEADINGS This is the Parties' entire Agreement, which takes the place of all prior written or verbal communication, negotiations, arrangements, and agreements. The Agreement will be governed, construed, and enforced according to the laws of the state of Michigan, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. The exclusive venue for litigation is Kent County, Michigan, and you agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts located within Kent County, Michigan, for any disputes with us arising out of your use of the Sites. Sites and Company Content are directed at individuals who reside in the United States, and we make no claims that the materials are appropriate or available for use outside the United States. If you access the Sites from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws and regulations of your jurisdiction as well as these Terms. This Agreement remains valid even if some of the terms of this Agreement are invalid. Non-enforcement of this Agreement will not be considered a waiver of any part of the Agreement, and no Agreement provision is waived unless the waiver is in writing and signed by the person against whom the waiver is claimed. The section headings contained in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and will not affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.