Effective as of December 20, 2020
—have agreed with BlueRipple Technologies LLC or one of its affiliates (collectively, “BlueRipple “);
—have represented that you are an adult in your country of residence and are at least 18 years old;
—have agreed to be bound by the terms set out below.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION
You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trademarks (including, without limitation, the “BlueRipple®” name and logo, or other trade names found in the Content, including those appearing on the Sites) for any reason without written permission from BlueRipple or the identified owner.
CONDUCT; USE OF CONTENT
Limited License to User
BlueRipple believes that the Content will be helpful, but it should not be construed as legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice on any subject matter. BlueRipple has endeavored to comply with legal and ethical requirements known to the BlueRipple personnel who compiled the Sites. However, BlueRipple is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting, tax, or other professional services, and availability or use of the Content is not intended to create and does not create any attorney-client, accountant-client, or other professional services relationship. Use of the Content is not an adequate substitute for obtaining legal, accounting, tax, or other professional advice from a qualified and licensed (if applicable) provider in your jurisdiction. You agree you will not act or refrain from acting based on any of the Content without first seeking the services of a qualified professional.
User Content and Submissions
User Grant of Licenses to BlueRipple
You affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to publish and disclose your User Submissions. You own all User Submissions and other information that you upload to BlueRipple private member platforms. BlueRipple does not claim any ownership rights in User Submissions. After posting User Submissions, subject to the licenses granted herein, you continue to retain any ownership rights you have to User Submissions, and you continue to have the right to use and license User Submissions in any legally permissible way you choose. The information you upload to any BlueRipple private member platform needs to comply with this Agreement’s terms. At any point, you can remove User Submissions, and BlueRipple only retains any license rights set forth herein to maintain content in private areas where you have posted it.
You hereby grant BlueRipple, during the course of your usage of the BlueRipple private member platforms, a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, and transferable right and license to:
(i) use, access, store, cache, and privately display to users of BlueRipple private member platforms User Submissions (a) to operate and make User Submissions available on BlueRipple private member platforms or (b) for our internal business purposes so that we may derive metrics and analytics relating to User Submissions
(ii) disclose any such metrics and analytics regarding User Submissions for marketing and business development purposes.
This license will terminate at the time you remove User Submissions from the BlueRipple private member platforms. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that (1) User Submissions you remove may persist for a reasonable amount of time in back-up copies (but these copies will not be available to others) and (2) BlueRipple cannot control User Submissions that have been shared with others that have not deleted them and that the license for that information is perpetual.
You should be aware that BlueRipple is not required and may not keep back-up copies of User Submissions. BlueRipple makes no guarantee that User Submissions will be safely stored. You should independently back-up and archive your User Submissions.
You understand that, by submitting a User Submission, you represent, acknowledge, and agree that:
—To the best of your knowledge, your User Submissions represent your own original work, and BlueRipple’s publication and/or use of your User Submissions will not infringe upon any other individual’s or entity’s rights;
—BlueRipple does not pre-screen User Submissions, and you are solely responsible for the content of your User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them on the Sites, including but not limited to any injury, damage, or liability resulting there from;
—You understand that BlueRipple is not responsible for, and cannot control, any actions taken by other users or members of the BlueRipple community in respect of your User Submissions, you accept responsibility for posting User Submissions where others may view them, and you acknowledge that BlueRipple recommends that you do not submit any User Submissions that would reasonably be considered to contain trade secrets or insider information, or that would otherwise subject you or your company to any liability or losses;
—You understand that BlueRipple has no obligation, either express or implied, to develop or use your User Submissions and that no compensation is due to you or anyone else for any inadvertent or intentional use of those User Submissions, related User Submissions, or any content or derivative work that is derived from your User Submissions;
—BlueRipple is not obligated to provide any justification for removing or deleting any User Submissions or to reveal BlueRipple’s activities that are related to any submitted User Submissions;
—Your submission of User Submissions to BlueRipple is entirely voluntary;
—BlueRipple may, directly or indirectly, (i) be developing content, suggestions, ideas, notes, concepts, information, or other materials that are the same or substantially similar to the User Submissions, or (ii) already know of such content, suggestions, ideas, notes, concepts, information or other materials from other sources;
—BlueRipple has the right (but not the obligation) to monitor the Sites and each User Submission; to alter or remove any User Submission at any time; to disclose any User Submission and the circumstances surrounding its transmission to any third party or governmental or regulatory entity in order to operate the Sites properly; to protect ourselves, our sponsors and our users and visitors; and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests.
You are solely responsible for the content of your User Submissions. You agree you will not:
>are unlawful, obscene, hateful, defamatory, libelous, threatening, fraudulent, abusive, pornographic, sexually explicit, harassing or racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive;
>encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, or do or could give rise to civil liability or violate any law, rule or regulation, or are otherwise objectionable;
>are intended to victimize, harass, degrade or intimidate an individual or group of individuals based on age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation;
>comprise non-public or insider information about companies, or are otherwise confidential or private;
>contain third party copyrighted material or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant to BlueRipple all of the license rights granted herein;
>comprise an advertisement, solicitation, pyramid scheme, firm offer to invest or other unsolicited commercial communication (except as otherwise expressly permitted by BlueRipple in writing); or
>include recommendations to buy or refrain from buying a particular security or which otherwise have the purpose of affecting the price or value of any security;
—Disguise or attempt to disguise the true origin of any User Submissions;
—Impersonate any person or entity (including, without limitation, BlueRipple staff or other members of the BlueRipple community) or misrepresent any affiliation with any person or entity;
—Knowingly post or transmit any User Submissions that contain software viruses, files, code, or other harmful components designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the Sites, the Content or any BlueRipple computer software, systems, or equipment;
—Collect or store other users’ personal data;
—Restrict or inhibit any other user from using the Sites, Site Services, Content or Online Communities;
—Upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property right, privacy right, or publicity right of any person or entity;
—Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” chain letters, or any other potentially objectionable form of unsolicited communication, including without limitation, via initiation or perpetuation of “SPAM,” or to newsgroups, bulletin boards, or users that have requested that messages not be sent to them;
—Upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that you do not intend to disclose to all recipients of your transmission, including users who have access to the areas of the Sites in which your User Submission is posted;
—Use the Sites for any purpose or in any manner that violates any local, state, or federal law or regulation, or any applicable laws or regulations of any foreign government; or
—Upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit without authorization any material that would reasonably be considered to contain confidential or private information concerning any third party person or entity, including without limitation, personal (i.e., non-business) phone number(s) or addresses, account numbers, social security numbers, passwords or other similar information.
BlueRipple neither endorses nor is responsible for any User Submissions, or for any opinion, advice, recommendation, information, or other utterance made or displayed therein or otherwise posted on the Sites or Online Communities by third parties, whether such third parties are visitors to the Sites, members of the BlueRipple community or others. BlueRipple expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with any User Submissions. The opinions expressed in any User Submission reflect solely the opinions of the user submitting such User Submission and do not reflect the opinions or views of BlueRipple. Do not rely on User Submissions in making (or refraining from making) any specific investment, business, or other decisions.
Certain Online Communities have their own community guidelines or standards that govern User Submissions and other posted or otherwise published content in these Online Communities. Community guidelines or standards applicable to an Online Community can be located in the area of a Site where the Online Communities are accessed. You are responsible for understanding and following any applicable community guidelines or standards.
BlueRipple may modify the rules related to Online Communities at any time without prior notice to you.
You may use the Sites to purchase products or services from BlueRipple’s third-party partners. In that event, your contract for such products will be with the third-party partner and not with BlueRipple. You acknowledge and agree that BlueRipple has no responsibility or liability regarding any such products or services. Descriptions or images of or references to products or services on the Sites do not imply BlueRipple’s endorsement of such products or services.
TERM AND TERMINATION
BlueRipple may, at its discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Sites (including any right to access and use the Content). BlueRipple reserves the right to refuse to offer access to the Sites and/or Content to anyone at any time without notice.
If you terminate your account, we will have no obligation to refund you any fees you may have paid except as may be required by applicable law.
CHANGES TO THE SITES
BlueRipple reserves the right, in its discretion, to suspend, change, modify, add or remove portions of the Content available on the Sites at any time. BlueRipple reserves the right to add to or change the Sites or cease offering the Sites at any time and without liability.
USER RESPONSIBILITY FOR ACCOUNT INFORMATION
CONFIDENTIALITY PLEDGE AND STANDARDS
All members of the BlueRipple community (including BlueRipple members, team leaders, speakers, BlueRipple employees, and certain partners or service providers) who access any Member Site agree to abide by the duties and obligations set out in BlueRipple’s Confidentiality Pledge and Standards, as may be updated by BlueRipple from time to time, the latest version of which is available at https://www.blueripple.com/confidentiality-pledge/.
Although the Sites may be accessible worldwide, we make no representation that the Sites or their Content are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Sites from international locations do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Any offer of any product, service, and/or information made in connection with the Sites is void where prohibited.
BLUERIPPLE MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, RELATING TO THE CONTENT, THE SITE SERVICES, THE SOFTWARE OR ANY PRODUCTS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES, WHICH ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” YOUR USE OF THE SITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU, AND NOT BLUERIPPLE, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ANY NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITES OR THEIR CONTENT. BLUERIPPLE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. BLUERIPPLE DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT OR SITE SERVICES, THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN THE SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITES OR RELATED SYSTEMS ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES. BLUERIPPLE MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT. NO VERBAL OR WRITTEN REPRESENTATIONS, INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY BLUERIPPLE OR ITS AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES SHALL CREATE OR EXPAND ANY WARRANTY.
Limitation & Disclaimer of Liability
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE ARE SECURITY, PRIVACY, AND CONFIDENTIALITY RISKS INHERENT IN ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS AND ASSOCIATED TECHNOLOGY. YOU AGREE THAT BLUERIPPLE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, FOR ANY:
—ACCESS DELAYS OR ACCESS INTERRUPTIONS TO THE SITES
—DATA NONDELIVERY, MISDELIVERY, CORRUPTION, DESTRUCTION OR OTHER MODIFICATION
—LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF DEALINGS WITH OR THE PRESENCE OF OFF-SITE LINKS ON THE SITES
—COMPUTER VIRUSES, SYSTEM FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION THAT MAY OCCUR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITES, INCLUDING DURING HYPERLINK TO OR FROM THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE
—DECISIONS MADE OR ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE USER OR A THIRD PARTY IN RELIANCE ON THE SITES OR CONTENT
—EVENTS BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL
YOU AGREE THAT IF YOU SUFFER ANY INJURY ARISING OUT OF ANY USER SUBMISSION, YOU WILL SEEK RELIEF DIRECTLY FROM THE INJURING USER AND THAT BLUERIPPLE’S RESPONSIBILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO REMOVING THE INJURIOUS POSTING OR PORTION THEREOF FROM THE SITE(S) UPON NOTICE FROM THE INJURED PARTY.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL BLUERIPPLE, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES, REPRESENTATIVES OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION OR OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS) ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM THE USE OF (OR FAILURE TO USE) OR RELIANCE ON THE SITE OR SITE SERVICES, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF BlueRipple HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THAT SUCH DAMAGES MAY ARISE. THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN BlueRipple AND YOU. NEITHER THE SITES NOR THE CONTENT WOULD BE PROVIDED ABSENT SUCH LIMITATIONS.
BlueRipple, its affiliates, and its information providers will not be liable or deemed to be in default for any delay or failure in performance or interruption of the delivery of the Content or Site Services resulting directly or indirectly from any cause or circumstance beyond its or their reasonable control, including but not limited to failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems, computer viruses, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes, fire, flood or other natural disasters, strikes or other labor problems, wars, civil unrest, acts of terrorism or governmental restrictions.
Changes to these Terms
Advertising, Third Party Content, and other Websites
Parts of the Site may contain third-party content or have links to other websites that may or may not be operated by BlueRipple. BlueRipple has not reviewed all of the websites linked to the Sites, and BlueRipple has no control over such sites. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Sites, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that BlueRipple shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred due to any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Sites. Content providers are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Sites complies with international and national law. BlueRipple is not responsible for any third-party content. The Sites may contain links to other websites. BlueRipple is not responsible for the availability of these websites or their contents.
No delay or omission on either party’s part in requiring performance by the other party of its obligations will operate as a waiver of any right.
Severability; Survival; Statute of Limitations
Relationship Between the Parties
There is no agency, partnership, joint venture, or employee-employer relationship between any user or Member and BlueRipple arising solely through access or use of the Sites or Site Services.
You shall comply with all export laws and restrictions and regulations of the United States Department of Commerce, the United States Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control, or other United States or foreign agency or authority, and not export or re-export Visage Content in violation of any such restrictions, laws, or regulations. By downloading or using the Content, you agree to the foregoing, and you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any restricted country or on any such list.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction