Terms of Service
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These terms may change at any time in the future. No individual notice of changes will be provided to Users. Users should check back periodically and review the Terms of Service to ensure that you still agree to abide by them. Unless you terminate your registration, you will be bound by any subsequent change to these Terms of Service.
All information, content, services, and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with GER, ger911.com, or any site affiliated with GER including, but not limited to, guides, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video, html, source and object code, trademarks, logos, and the like (collectively, the “Content”), as well as its selection and arrangement, is owned by GER, or its licensors and suppliers. You may use the Content online only, and solely for your personal, non-commercial use, and you may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from such Content. If you operate a web site and wish to link to GER, you may do so provided you agree to cease such link upon request from GER. No other use is permitted without prior written permission of GER. The permitted use described in this Paragraph is contingent on your compliance at all times with these Terms of Service.
You may not, for example, republish any portion of the Content on any Internet, Intranet or extranet site or incorporate the Content in any database, compilation, archive or cache. You may not distribute any Content to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, and you may not modify, copy, frame, cache, reproduce, sell, publish, transmit, display or otherwise use any portion of the Content. You may not scrape or otherwise copy our Content without permission. You agree (i) not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through GER; (ii)not to insert any code or product or manipulate the content of GER in any way that affects the user’s experience; and, not to use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method.
Requests to use Content for any purpose other than as permitted in these Terms of Service should be directed to email@example.com. In certain cases, you may be able to obtain a license to use individual stories that appear on GER through online functionality we have specifically designated. In such cases, we will indicate the portion of the Content you may license. If you do not see a message specifying that you have authorization to use that portion of the Content, you should assume you are not authorized to use that portion of the Content.
GER respects the intellectual property of others and holds no claim to copyrights of Content that is owned by a third party or is in the public domain. If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement or are aware of any infringing material on GER, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
By using various interactive features to post content, you are participating in a community intended for all of our users. As such, if your behavior becomes a problem for the site or for other users, we may, in our discretion and without warning, ban you from all services of GER.
In general, we reserve the right to remove any Content posted on our site at any time for any reason. Decisions as to whether Content violates our Terms of Service will be made by GER in its discretion after we have actual notice of such posting. Without limiting our right to remove Content, we have attempted to provide guidelines to those posting on our site. When using GER, please do not post material:
- that contains vulgar, profane, abusive, racist, or hateful language or expressions, epithets or slurs, text, photographs or illustrations in poor taste, or attacks of a personal, racial, or religious nature;
- is defamatory, threatening, disparaging, grossly inflammatory, false, misleading, fraudulent, inaccurate, unfair, contains gross exaggeration or unsubstantiated claims, violates the privacy rights of any third party, is unreasonably harmful or offensive to any individual, community, association, group, or business.
- violates any right of GER or any third party.
- discriminates on the grounds of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability, or refers to such matters in any manner prohibited by law.
- violates or inappropriately encourages the violation of any municipal, state, federal or international law, rule, regulation, or ordinance.
- interferes with any third party’s uninterrupted use of GER.
- that advertises, promotes, or offers to trade any goods or services, except in areas specifically designated for such purpose.
- includes copyrighted or other proprietary material of any kind without the express permission of the owner of that material.
- uses or attempts to use another’s identity, account, password, service, or system except as expressly permitted by the Terms of Service.
- contains or links to viruses or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files.
- disrupts, interferes with, or otherwise harms or violates the security of GER, or any services, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers, or networks connected to or accessible through GER or affiliated or linked sites.
- “flames” any individual or entity (e.g., sends repeated messages related to another user and/or makes derogatory or offensive comments about another individual)
WARNING: A VIOLATION OF THE FOREGOING GUIDELINES MAY BE REFERRED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES
User-Provided Information and Content
By providing information to, communicating with, and/or placing material on, GER, including for example communication during registration, communication on any GER bulletin board, message or chat area, posting any resume or other content, placing any classified advertisement, entering any sweepstakes, etc., you represent and warrant:
- you own or otherwise have all necessary rights to the content you provide and the rights to use it as provided in this Terms of Service;
- all information you provide is true, accurate, current and complete, and does not violate these Terms of Service; and,
- the content will not cause injury to any person or entity.
Using a name other than your own legal name is not authorized.
For all such information and material, you grant GER, its affiliates and related entities, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works from such information, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize GER to share the information across all GER affiliated Web sites, to include the information in a searchable format accessible by users of GER and other GER Web sites, and to use your name and any other information in connection with its use of the material you provide. You also grant GER the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the requirement for additional compensation of any sort to you.
Please note GER does not accept unsolicited materials or ideas for use or publication, and is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas transmitted to GER. Should you send any unsolicited materials or ideas, you do so with the understanding no additional consideration of any sort will be provided to you, and you are waiving any claim against GER and its affiliates regarding the use of such materials and ideas, even if material or an idea is used that is substantially similar to the idea you sent.
Communications with Third Parties through GER
Your dealings or communications through GER with any party other than GER are solely between you and that third party. For example, certain areas of GER may allow you to conduct transactions or purchase goods or services. In most cases, these transactions will be conducted by our third-party partners and vendors. Under no circumstances will GER be liable for any goods, services, resources or content available through such third party dealings or communications, or for any harm related thereto. Please review the third party’s policies and practices carefully and make sure you are comfortable with them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, concerns or questions relating to materials provided by third parties should be forwarded directly to the third party.
During your visit to GER you may link to, or view as part of a frame, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. You may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, advertisements, features, contests or sweepstakes offered by other parties. GER is not responsible for the content, actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable terms of service and privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on such a feature or page.
General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
While GER uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the Content and assume no liability or responsibility for any error or omission in the Content. GER does not represent or warrant that use of any Content will not infringe rights of third parties. GER has no responsibility for actions of third parties or for content provided or posted by others.
USE OF GER IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” NEITHER GER, NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATED OR RELATED COMPANIES, NOR ANY OF THE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS OF ANY OF THEM, MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND REGARDING GER, THE CONTENT, ANY ADVERTISING MATERIAL, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH GER, AND/OR THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF GER OR SUCH CONTENT OR SERVICES. ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT, AND WARRANTIES GER WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE, ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. GER AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR CONTENT POSTED BY THIRD PARTIES, ACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR FOR ANY DAMAGE TO, OR VIRUS THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY.
GER’S WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN FACTS, VIEWS, OPINIONS, STATEMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THIRD PARTY INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS. GER DOES NOT REPRESENT OR ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, CURRENTNESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED, UPLOADED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE GER. ANY RELIANCE UPON ANY SUCH OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT OR INFORMATION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
IN NO EVENT SHALL GER OR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES RELATED TO UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, THE CONTENT OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL GER OR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT FOR DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF $10.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS, GER AND EACH OF ITS PARENT AND AFFILIATED COMPANIES, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, CONTRACTORS AND AGENTS, FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, TRADE DISPARAGEMENT, PRIVACY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT) AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COURT COSTS) ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO ANY ALLEGATION REGARDING: (1) YOUR USE OF GER’S WEBSITE; (2) GER’S USE OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE, AS LONG AS SUCH USE IS NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THIS AGREEMENT; (3) INFORMATION OR MATERIAL POSTED OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH YOUR USER ACCOUNT, EVEN IF NOT POSTED BY YOU; AND, (4) ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT BY YOU.
GER is controlled, operated and administered by GER from its offices within the United States. GER makes no representation that materials or Content available through GER are appropriate or available for use outside the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use GER or export the Content in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If you access GER from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.
GER reserves the right to change these Terms of Service at any time at its discretion and to notify users of any such changes solely by changing this page. Your continued use of GER after the posting of any amended Terms of Service shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes. Your use of this site prior to the time this Terms of Service was posted will be governed according to the Terms of Service that applied at the time of your use.
GER may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of GER, including the availability of any portion of the Content at any time, without notice or liability. GER may deny access to any person or user at any time for any reason. In addition, GER may at any time transfer rights and obligations under this Agreement to any GER subsidiary or business unit, or any of their affiliated companies or divisions, or any entity that acquires GER or any of its assets.
These Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You hereby agree that any cause of action you may have with respect to GER must be filed in a federal court located in the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division or state courts located in Fairfax County, Virginia, within two months of the time in which the events giving rise to such claim began, or you agree to waive such claim. You agree no such claim may be brought as a class action. If for any reason any provision of this Agreement is found unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of the parties as reflected in that provision, and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. Any failure of GER to enforce or exercise any provision of this Agreement or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section titles used in this Agreement are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect. In the event of termination of this Agreement for any reason, you agree the following provisions will survive: the provisions regarding limitations on your use of Content, the license(s) you have granted to GER, and all other provisions for which survival is equitable or appropriate.
Version 1.0, November 2021