VentureOutsource.com User Terms Agreement

User Terms Agreement
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Updated June 1, 2014

Welcome to our website. VentureOutsource.com was created to help electronics decision makers save time and expand choices as you gather information, exchange ideas and network.

Our mission is to help you increase efficiency in your supply chain and make some of your decisions a little bit easier by enhancing your knowledge and assisting you as you progress your career.

Our Website provides helpful articles, expert information, time-saving tips and checklists, easy-to-use tools, and support from a large community of like-minded professionals just like you. We also connect to other websites that may provide you with information, tools and other resources.

This is a Legally Binding Agreement

VentureOutsource.com (the Site), owned by Venture Outsource, LLC, is a knowledge gathering and informational resource. While we hope to provide you with useful information and assistance, we do not provide legal, financial, or professional advice; or specific advice regarding which provider(s) you should choose. Any decisions you make about matching specific providers to your outsourcing program requirements should be made after engaging and consulting with a professional based upon your specific needs or conducting your own careful review and due diligence / investigation.

Translations

Certain text in this site may be made available in languages other than English. Text may be translated by a person or solely by computer software with no human intervention or review. These translations are provided as a convenience to you, and VentureOutsource.com makes no representations or commitments regarding the accuracy or completeness of the translation, whether or not computer-generated or performed by a person. You agree that the translation is provided for your convenience only and that the English language versions of the User Terms Agreement will govern your relationship with VentureOutsource.com. If there is any contradiction between what the English language version of the User Terms Agreement says and what a translation says, then the English language version shall take precedence

Proprietary rights

Visitors theSite recognize we are the owner and/or authorized user of any trademark, and/or service mark appearing on the Site, and are the copyright owner or licensee of the content and/or information on the Site, unless otherwise indicated. Except as otherwise provided herein, use of the Site does not grant to you a license to any content, features, or materials you may access on the Site. Any commercial use of the Site is strictly prohibited, except as allowed herein or otherwise approved by VentureOutsource.com. You may not download or save a copy of any of the content or screens except as otherwise made clearly available to do so, for any purpose. Regarding hyperlinking, you do not have to ask permission to link directly to pages hosted on VentureOutsource.com. We do not object to you linking directly to the information that is hosted on our Site. VentureOutsource.com Web pages should load into the user’s entire window. We do not permit our pages to be loaded into frames on your site. You may, however, print one (1) copy of the information on the Site solely for your personal use or records. If you make other use of the Site, except as otherwise provided above, you may violate copyright and other laws of the United States, other countries, as well as applicable state laws and may be subject to liability for such unauthorized use. We do not grant any license or other authorization to any user of our trademarks, service marks, other copyrightable material or any other intellectual property, by including them on the Site. You also agree and acknowledge that any ideas, concepts, methods, systems, designs, plans, techniques or other similar materials that you submit or otherwise communicate to the Site, may be used by VentureOutsource.com in any manner.

What You Must Do – Your Obligations

You must comply with laws and this Agreement: You must comply with this Agreement as it may be amended from time to time, VentureOutsource.com’s Privacy Policy, Copyright PolicyEvent Registration Policy, Legal Disclaimers, Community Guidelines, any notices provided by VentureOutsource.com from time to time, and all applicable laws.

You warrant and agree that, while using the Site, you shall not:

  • upload, post, or transmit to or distribute or otherwise publish through the Site any material that violates any provision of these Terms;
  • restrict or inhibit any other User from using and enjoying the Site;
  • constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability;
  • impersonate, or misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity;
  • upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way exploit any information or other material obtained through the Site for commercial purposes (other than as expressly permitted by the provider of such information or other material);
  • engage in spamming or flooding; or
  • attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems through the Site

Except as otherwise expressly permitted herein, you may not upload, post, publish, reproduce, transmit or distribute in any way any component of the Site itself or derivative works with respect thereto, as the Site is copyrighted as a collective work under U.S. copyright laws.

We have no obligation to monitor any content on or through the Site and we assume no obligation. You acknowledge and agree, however, that we do retain the right to monitor the Site and to disclose any information as necessary or appropriate to satisfy any law, regulation or other governmental request, to operate the Site properly, or to protect ourselves or our Users. We will not intentionally monitor or disclose any private electronic mail message unless required by law. We reserve the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part at any time, for any reason, without explanation and without advance notice and / or are unacceptable, undesirable, inappropriate or in violation of these Terms. We may also suspend or terminate any User’s use of the Site at any time, for any reason, without explanation and without advance in our sole discretion.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Venture Outsource, LLC, its advisors, employees, agents and affiliates harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising in any way from your use of the Site or the placement or transmission of Your Material on or through the Site by you.

Submitted material

Any information or material you submit or send to Venture Outsource, LLC or otherwise make available on or through the Site (“Material”) will be deemed not to be confidential or secret. By submitting or otherwise making Material available on the Site, you:

  • Agree and acknowledge that Material will not be treated as confidential or proprietary.
  • Represent and warrant that Material:
  • becomes the sole property of Venture Outsource, LLC and is not to be published, online or in print, in any other manner on any other Website or in any other publication
  • is original to you and that no other party has any rights to the material;
  • does not contain any content that is unlawful, threatening, harassing, profane, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), invasive of another’s privacy, or hateful;
  • does not contain a virus or other harmful component; and
  • does not contain, unless the specific Service allows, any advertising of any kind, or false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact
  • Writers attempting to influence Website content or publishing schedules for VentureOutsource.com will not be considered.

Submissions to B2B Provider Directory

The B2B Provider Directory is exclusively limited to electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and original design manufacturing (ODM) companies, only. The B2B Provider Directory accepts fee-based (nonrefundable) ‘Premium’ and (non-paid) ‘Basic’ submissions (a one-time setup fee may apply). Submitting your non-fee or fee-based Company information for consideration does not guarantee your Company will be included in the B2B Provider Directory. By submitting your Company information, you understand Venture Outsource, LLC reserves the right to edit your suggested information and category placement; movement or removal of your Company information will be done at Venture Outsource, LLC’s sole discretion. By use of our Website, you also accept that Venture Outsource, LLC reserves the right to, at its time of choosing and, with or without your knowledge, use your Company information, and / or the URL that links to your Company information in our B2B Provider Directory, in periodic press releases designed to help promote the B2B Provider Directory.

Payment/Fees

You agree you will pay the fees for annual fees, monthly fees or premium accounts if you purchase or subscribe to any products or services we offer for a charge as they become due and all related taxes and reimburse us for any collection costs including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys fees and court costs and interest for any overdue amounts.

Children

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) protects the online privacy of children under 13 years of age. VentureOutsource.com does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from anyone under the age of 13, unless or except as permitted by law. Any person who provides Personal Information through the VentureOutsource.com Website represents to us that he or she is 13 years of age or older. If VentureOutsource.com learns that Personal Information has been collected from a user under 13 years of age on or through the VentureOutsource.com Website, then VentureOutsource.com will take the appropriate steps to cause this information to be deleted.

LEGAL DISCLAIMERS

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, AND IN PARTICULAR THE OUTSOURCING CALCULATOR, THE B2B COMPANY PROVIDER DIRECTORY, AND THE OEM-PROVIDER MATCHING SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. VENTURE OUTSOURCE, LLC NEITHER ENDORSES NOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT, INFORMATION, CALCULATIONS OR OTHER CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE, NOR WILL IT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT, CALCULATIONS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR MATERIALS OBTAINED ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE.

THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL CONTENT, FUNCTIONS AND MATERIALS THEREON, IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTY FOR INFORMATION, DATA, DATA PROCESSING SERVICES, OR UNINTERRUPTED ACCESS, ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, USEFULNESS, OR CONTENT OF INFORMATION, AND ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. VENTURE OUTSOURCE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR THE FUNCTIONS, FEATURES OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE TIMELY, SECURE, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. VENTURE OUTSOURCE, LLC MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE WILL MEET USERS’ REQUIREMENTS. NO ADVICE, RESULTS OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM VENTURE OUTSOURCE, LLC OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT OR FUNCTION THEREON, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

NO PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

VENTUREOUTSOURCE.COM OFFERS INFORMATION RELATED TO ELECTRONICS OUTSOURCING PROVIDER SERVICES WHICH INCLUDES VARIOUS PRODUCT END MARKETS, LEGAL, FINANCIAL, PROVIDERS, AND OTHER INFORMATION RELATED TO ELECTRONICS OUTSOURCING. THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED TO YOU FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. ANY INFORMATION FOUND ON VENTUREOUTSOURCE.COM IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR OBTAINING SPECIFIC MANAGEMENT, LEGAL, FINANCIAL, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL OR LICENSED OR CERTIFIED SERVICES ADVICE DIRECTLY APPLICABLE TO YOUR SITUATION. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON ANY INFORMATION ON VENTUREOUTSOURCE.COM AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR SUCH SERVICES OR ADVICE.

THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY, FINANCIAL, ADVISOR OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL OR LICENSED ADVISOR. NEVER DISREGARD LEGAL, FINANCIAL, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL OR LICENSED ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON VENTUREOUTSOURCE.COM.

NOTHING STATED OR POSTED ON THIS WEBSITE OR AVAILABLE THROUGH ANY SERVICES IS INTENDED TO BE, AND MUST NOT BE TAKEN TO BE, THE PRACTICE OF LAW; OR FINANCIAL, PROFESSIONAL, OR LICENSED SERVICES. VENTUREOUTSOURCE.COM PROVIDES NO ASSURANCES THAT THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE WILL ALWAYS INCLUDE THE MOST RECENT FINDINGS OR DEVELOPMENTS WITH RESPECT TO THE PARTICULAR MATERIAL. Your access or use of our Website and our services does not create in any way a attorney/client, confidential, or privileged relationship, or any other relationship that would give rise to any duties on VentureoOutsource.com’s part or the part of our suppliers, distributors, partners, and/or affiliates. We do not recommend or endorse any specific service, providers, attorneys, advisors, professionals, procedures, opinions, advice, or other information that may appear on our Website. If you rely on any of the information provided by our Website, its employees, consultants, or its guests or visitors, you do so solely at your own risk.

INTERNATIONAL USE

VentureOutsource.com is designed for users residing in the United States. We make no representation that content on VentureOutsource.com is appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States. If you choose to access VentureOutsource.com from a location outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with local laws.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

VENTURE OUTSOURCE, LLC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE QUALIFICATIONS; QUALITY OF WORK, FITNESS OF PRODUCTS / SERVICES OR ACCURACY OF REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY THE PROFESSIONALS OR COMPANIES PROVIDED ON / by THE WEBSITE. IF ANY DISPUTE ARISES BETWEEN YOU AND ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDER, PLEASE TAKE UP THE MATTER WITH THE PROVIDER, NOT VENTURE OUTSOURCE, LLC (Click here for limitations of liability text specifically related to ODM / EMS providers. Click here for limitations of liability text specifically related to the B2B Providers Directory)

IN NO EVENT SHALL VENTURE OUTSOURCE. LLC OR ANY OF ITS CONSULTANTS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, OR CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS RELATED THERETO, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS OR LOST SALES, EVEN IF VENTURE OUTSOURCE, LLC OR SUCH INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO CERTAIN USERS. IN NO EVENT SHALL VENTURE OUTSOURCE, LLC BE LIABLE FOR OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, EXCHANGED OR RECEIVED BY OR ON BEHALF OF ANY USER OR OTHER PERSON ON OR THROUGH THE SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF VENTURE OUTSOURCE, LLC TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, ANY FEE YOU MAY PAY TO VENTURE OUTSOURCE, LLC FOR YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE.

Buyers and Providers
Buyers including supply chain managers, engineers, sourcing professionals and all others registering and/or identifying themselves as a buyer and/or responsible for supplier selection and/or sourcing and sourcing management related activity on VentureOutsource.com, and/or via any Website form on VentureOutsource.com, represent they are the owners of any intellectual property either placed on the VentureOutsource.com Website and/or shared with providers for purposes of sourcing and, they have the full authority to do so. VentureOutsource.com does not guarantee that information submitted by any Website visitor and/or registered user through any online form on the VentureOutsource.com domain and/or communicated via email or telephone directly to a Venture Outsource representative will be received by any provider.

Providers and all others registering as a provider company type and providing information on VentureOutsource.com further represent they will respect the intellectual property of the Buyers including abiding by any confidentiality agreements and non-disclosure agreements specified by Buyers.

Buyers and Providers are responsible for performing their own due diligence on one another prior to soliciting quotes or providing quotes or awarding work and transacting business. This due diligence may take forms not provided by VentureOutsource.com.

Why VentureOutsource.com?
VentureOutsource.com freely enables any OEM electronics supplier management and sourcing professional to quickly and easily locate quality providers for electronics product prototyping, design / engineering, product development, original design manufacturing (ODM), SMT / printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) plus, many other processes and services through a comprehensive directory of electronics provider services across the globe. For providers, they gain mindshare with tens of thousands of OEM decision makers on VentureOutsource.com each day — engaged with us in the right frame of mind and actively gathering information and formulating outsourcing strategy. VentureOutsource.com is knowledge gathering and information resource offering a seamless online system for electronics OEMs to freely request information from quality electronics providers.