Allured Business Media's Legal Terms
Last Revised: October 20th, 2008
Thank you for visiting Allured Business Media's family of Web sites. These Legal Terms apply to websites and services that display or link to these Legal Terms.
Disclaimer Of Liability
Allured Business Media shall not be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained in any of its web sites. Allured Business Media, and its employees and agents assume no responsibility for anyone's use of the information. In no event shall Allured Business Media or any of its employees or agents be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of personal information, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including but not limited to those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence or under any other cause of action.
Disclaimer Of Warranties And Accuracy Of Data
Although the information included on our web site is from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty, express or implied, is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. This information is provided on an "as is" basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. Changes may be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version of the website. Data can quickly become out of date and may not be updated in a timely manner on our web site. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding to the data on our web site. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer of Endorsement
Allured Business Media distributes content sometimes supplied by third parties and users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, bloggers, commenters, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of Allured Business Media and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by Allured Business Media.
Disclaimer For External Links
Allured Business Media is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that Allured Business Media is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from Allured Business Media's web pages on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement or guarantee the validity of the information provided. These links are provided as an information service only. It is the responsibility of the web surfer to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites. Allured Business Media's web site contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites and resources. Since Allured Business Media is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or webmaster.
You are welcome to make a link to any of the Web pages Allured Business Media has published on the Internet. There is no need to request permission. Some of the information and images on our web sites is licensed for use by Allured Business Media and therefore you are required to receive written permission from Allured Business Media prior to copying information from any of our web sites.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice Procedures
To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication (by fax or regular mail—not by e-mail, except by prior agreement) that sets forth the items specified below.
Please note that you will be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that a product or activity is infringing your copyrights. Indeed, in a recent case (please see Online Policy Group v. Diebold, Inc. for more information), a company that sent an infringement notification seeking removal of online materials that were protected by the fair use doctrine was ordered to pay such costs and attorneys fees. The company agreed to pay more than $100,000. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.
Please note that we may post your notification, with personally identifiable information redacted, to a clearinghouse such as chillingeffects.org (including section number):
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed. If multiple copyrighted works at the Site are covered by a single notification, provide a representative list of such works.
- Identify the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity. Include information reasonably sufficient to permit Allured Business Media to locate the material. Please provide a URL for each slideshow/document. Include the specific slide(s) or page(s) that you claim to be infringing. Say entire work ONLY if all slides/pages are infringing.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit Allured Business Media to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail.
- Include the following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law."
- Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."
- Sign the document.
- Send the document to Allured Business Media's designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement. You may use either the address or the fax number given below:
Lois Hince (Designated Copyright Agent)
Allured Business Media
336 Gundersen Drive, Suite A
Carol Stream, IL 60188
Choice Of Law
Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. Use of this site constitutes user's assent to the terms herein set forth.
We value our customers information and will try to keep this in mind with all policy changes however it is important to note that this policy is subject to change without notice to any user of Allured Publishing's family of Web sites.