Terms and Conditions
By participating (reading, writing, or merely browsing) on Supporting Small Biz, you're agreeing to abide by the Supporting Small Biz sites Terms and Conditions below. These rules and guidelines are here to protect you (and others) and to ensure that Supporting Small Biz is safe and fun for everybody. By agreeing to these terms, you're taking responsibility for your own actions.
Registration and Password
Supporting Small Biz is provided free of charge to you by Supporting Small Biz under these Terms and Conditions. Many portions of Supporting Small Biz are open for anyone to view, read, or download. There are, however, some areas where a free registration is required for entrance. In registering, you agree to provide truthful information when requested, and be at least thirteen (13) years or older. You are responsible for your own actions, words, and statements while you are connected to Supporting Small Biz.
You are responsible to maintain the confidentiality of your password and shall be responsible for all uses via your registration and/or login, whether authorized or unauthorized by you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use or your registration, user account or password.
All forms on this site require contact information. This information is collected to better serve your needs and requests and not shared or disclosed with anyone.
All information provided by Supporting Small Biz is owned or licensed to Supporting Small Biz unless otherwise stated. Supporting Small Biz has the right to use all material entered into these pages and supplied during application of this site.
Third Party Content and Services
Our site contains links to other sites and you may gain access to other sites through Supporting Small Biz which are not a part of the Supporting Small Biz website. Supporting Small Biz is not responsible for the privacy procedures or the content of any such site.
Goods and services of third parties may be advertised and/or made available on or through this web site. Representations made regarding products and services provided by third parties are governed by the policies and representations made by these third parties. We shall not be liable for or responsible in any manner for any of your dealings or interaction with third parties.
Supporting Small Biz cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information provided on the site by Supporting Small Biz staff, Contributing Editors, or members. No individual staff member, Contributing Editor, or member can be held responsible for information provided which may be the direct or indirect cause of loss or damage to any personal property, data, or results in mental or physical harm. Supporting Small Biz is not responsible for the content or links to the content of the Internet, or any other service that is outside of the Supporting Small Biz web site. Supporting Small Biz takes no responsibility for the quality, suitability, functionality, or legality of any site which may be linked to or from Supporting Small Biz.
Supporting Small Biz makes no guarantees or warrantees as to the accuracy or completeness of or result to be obtained from accessing or using information on this site. Supporting Small Biz shall not be liable to any user or anyone else for inaccuracy, error, or omissions in content of this site for any damages, resulting therefrom. Supporting Small Biz is not responsible for the delivery or quality of any services sold or advertised on this site unless the service is bought from Supporting Small Biz direct (see Services Terms and Agreement).
Supporting Small Biz makes no representation of any kind, express or implied as to the operation of this site, the information, content and materials or products included in this site to the full … permissible by applicable law and Supporting Small Biz disclaims all warrantees expressed or implied including but not limited to implied warrantees of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Supporting Small Biz will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, and consequential damages.
You understand and agree that your use of this web site and any services or content provided (the service) is made available and provided to you at your own risk. It is provided to you as is and we expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, implied or express, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.
We make no warranty, implied or express, that any part of the service will be uninterrupted, error-free, virus-free, timely, secure, accurate, reliable, of any quality, nor that any content is safe in any manner for download. You understand and agree that neither us nor any participant in the service provides professional advice of any kind and that use of such advice or any other information is solely at your own risk and without our liability of any kind.
Users entering material of any of these web pages are responsible for their content. Supporting Small Biz is not responsible for the content of information of third parties on the Internet, even if accessed from Supporting Small Biz webpage. However, we retain the right in our sole discretion to review, edit, and delete from the service any member listing or material that we deem to be illegal, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate and/or cancel membership or revoke privileges. Supporting Small Biz reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and to cancel an account at any time.
The opinions, qualifications, services offered and views expressed in the members site do not necessarily reflect those of Supporting Small Biz and Supporting Small Biz does not review, verify, endorse, or otherwise vouch for the content of members sites or information, nor is Supporting Small Biz responsible for the content of members sites.
Limitation Of Liability
You expressly understand and agree that we shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, indicental, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible loss (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from or arising out of (i) the use of or the inability to use the service, (ii) the cost to obtain substitute goods and/or services resulting from any transaction entered into on through the service, (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your data transmissions, (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service, or (v) any other matter relating to the service.
Reservation of Rights
We reserve all of our rights, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and any other proprietary right that we may have in our web site, its content, and the goods and services that may be provided. The use of our rights and property requires our prior written consent. We are not providing you with any implied or express licenses or rights by making services available to you and you will have no rights to make any commercial uses of our web site or service without our prior written consent.
All Supporting Small Biz graphics, logos, etc. are owned by Supporting Small Biz.
Submission of Content on this Web Site By submitting content to any "public area" of Supporting Small Biz , including, but not limited to: message boards, forums, contests and chat rooms, you grant Supporting Small Biz, and its affiliates the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You also warrant that the holder of any Rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any subscriber to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on Supporting Small Biz retains any and all rights that may exist in such content.
You acknowledge and agree that we shall have the right (but not obligation), in our sole discretion, to refuse to publish or to remove or block access to any Content you provide at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.
You agree that all information or data of any kind, whether text, software, code, music or sound, photographs or graphics, video or other materials (Content), publicly or privately provided, shall be the sole responsibility of the person providing the Content or the person whose user account is used. You agree that our web site may expose you to Content that may be objectionable or offensive. We shall not be responsible to you in any way for the Content that appears on this web site nor for any error or omission.
You are legally and ethically responsible for your work -- writings, files, pictures, or any other work -- that you post or transmit using any of Supporting Small Biz’s services including, but not limited to: email, conferencing, the Internet, or any other service that allows interaction or dissemination of information. In posting works on Supporting Small Biz, you are responsible for honoring the rights of others, including intellectual-property rights (copyright, patent, and trademark), the right to privacy, the right not to be libeled or slandered. For example, if you wish to post a copyrighted work on Supporting Small Biz, you are responsible for obtaining the copyright holder's permission first.
In posting a work via any service offered by Supporting Small Biz, you authorize other members (who have access to that service) to make personal and customary use of the work, including creating links to your work or reposting it among conference areas to which the author has access, but not otherwise to reproduce or disseminate it unless permission has been given. You also give permission to Supporting Small Biz to copy your works as part of the normal backup process, and to archive topics containing your works.
You explicitly agree, in using this web site or any service provided, that you shall not:
(a) Provide any Content or perform any conduct that may be unlawful, illegal, threatening, harmful, abusive, harassing, stalking, tortuous, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, offensive, objectionable, pornographic, designed to or does interfere or interrupt this web site or any service provided, infected with a virus or other destructive or deleterious programming routine, give rise to civil or criminal liability, or which may violate an applicable local, national or international law; (b) Impersonate or misrepresent your association with any person or entity, or forge or otherwise seek to conceal or misrepresent the origin of any Content provided by you; (c) Collect or harvest any data about other users; (d) Provide or use this web site and any Content or service in any commercial manner or in any manner that would involve junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unauthorized advertising without our prior written consent; (e) Provide any Content that may give rise to our civil or criminal liability or which may constitute or be considered a violation of any local, national or international law, including but not limited to laws relating to copyright, trademark, patent, or trade secrets.
You further agree not to use Supporting Small Biz to send or post on message boards, any message(s) or material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, inaccurate, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature or that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation, or encourage the use of controlled substances. Supporting Small Biz reserves the right to delete any such material from Supporting Small Biz.
Any use by you of any information, for any commercial purpose or to obtain direct financial gain (e.g. Mass marketing) is prohibited. Any such use shall be deemed to be a violation of the Terms and Conditions. Supporting Small Biz is to be used by you for your personal use only. Commercial uses of Supporting Small Biz are strictly prohibited unless prior written consent from Supporting Small Biz has been granted. You agree that you will not use any service of Supporting Small Biz for chain letters, junk mail, "spamming", solicitations (commercial or non-commercial) or bulk communications of any kind including but not limited to distribution lists to any person who has not given specific permission to be included in such a list.
You agree not to impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including impersonating an employee of Supporting Small Biz. You further agree not to use an inappropriate user name of any kind. If you do happen to choose an alias that a person, group, or organization deems inappropriate, you will be asked to consider changing it. If you feel that it has no inappropriate connotations, then a Supporting Small Biz staff member will review both parties' cases and make a judgment.
You agree not to post or use Supporting Small Biz to distribute or send any illegal material of any kind, including but not limited to, illegal material in the form of text, graphics, video, programs or audio. Posting content or participating in any form of discussion with the intention to commit any illegal activity is strictly prohibited. You may not use Supporting Small Biz as file storage.
Supporting Small Biz is not responsible for any material and/or data obtained through downloading or other means, which may be responsible for any damage to your computer system, data, or any personal objects.
Supporting Small Biz permits clients and visitors to post classified ads and take no responsibility in the accuracy of the content or suitability of these.
Supporting Small Biz encourages members to engage one another in debates, but does not condone personal attacks on members. Ideas can be disputed or challenged, but attacks on a personal level are unacceptable and if they are brought to the attention of the staff, will be dealt with accordingly. Ideas can be attacked, but individuals cannot.
In the event that Supporting Small Biz determines that you have breached any portion of the Terms and Conditions or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for the community of Supporting Small Biz , Supporting Small Biz reserves the right to: (i) warn you via email that you have violated these Terms and Conditions; (ii) delete any content provided by you or your agent(s); (iii) delete all content provided by you to Supporting Small Biz ; (iv) revoke your membership to Supporting Small Biz and/or any other future Supporting Small Biz online community; (v) take any other action which Supporting Small Biz deems necessary and appropriate.
(iii) You agree that without regard to any statue or contrary law that any claim or cause arising out of this web site or its services must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause arose or the claim shall be forever barred;