Business To Buy - Terms and Conditions
The submission of information to, and use of, the business listing service ("Service") available through the BusinessToBuy.Net web site (located at http://www.businesstobuy.net) is subject to the following terms and conditions. BY SUBMITTING INFORMATION to, or accessing information from, the Service, YOU, the end user customer ("Customer") AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS. These Terms and Conditions are a legal agreement between you and BusinessToBuy.Net, an operating division of BlueFin, Inc. ("BusinessToBuy.Net" or the "Company").
If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, do not submit information to, or access information from, the Service. All questions concerning this Agreement should be directed to: General Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org. Company may update these terms and conditions at any time and without notice. The latest version of the terms and conditions is available on the BusinessToBuy.Net website at www.businesstobuy.net/terms
Company utilizes email as a vital and primary communication channel with customers. As a registered user, Customer hereby acknowledges and grants Company permission to communicate with customer via email (as well as other communication channels such as phone and fax) for any purpose Company determines to be relevant including, but not limited to, system messages, product updates, service announcements and other marketing messages. Company will use best efforts to honor Customer's request to opt out of marketing messages, but under no circumstances will Company have any liability for sending any email to its registered users/customers. Company assures customer that under no circumstances will it knowingly share personal and/or email information with any third party.
Customer privileges are granted by Company to individuals exclusively and are granted specifically to the registered member only. Individual user rights cannot be assigned, sub-licensed, distributed, shared, viewed, accessed, or otherwise transferred to anyone without the express written permission of Company. Company requires that each registered user maintain a valid email address or Member ID and a password, which shall be utilized for logging on to the BusinessToBuy.Net system. Customers are not permitted to share their individual login information with others. Company has the right to refuse service to any member that refuses to abide by the terms and conditions herein or abuses their rights related to the BusinessToBuy.Net service.
Submission and Administration of Listings
Customer agrees not to submit any business descriptions, photographs, financial, contact or other information contained in each business's data to BusinessToBuy.Net unless Customer has received all necessary rights and authorizations, including from the photographer and/or copyright owner of any photographs, to publish and advertise the business on the Customer's website or on the BusinessToBuy.Net website. The Company may, in its sole discretion but without any obligation to search for such, remove a business listing ("Business" or "Listing") that is alleged to have been submitted in violation of this provision. In addition, the Company may require additional evidence of compliance with this provision from Customers who are alleged to have submitted businesses or other information in violation of this Agreement. The Company will, in its sole discretion, terminate the accounts of, and refuse service to, any Customer who repeatedly or knowingly violates this Agreement. Additionally, the Customer agrees to allow the Listing, or any part of it, to be searched, displayed, accessed, downloaded, copied, and otherwise referred to by users of the Customer's website or the BusinessToBuy.Net website. The Company shall have the sole authority to choose the manner in which any Business will be searched, displayed, accessed, downloaded, copied, and otherwise used on the BusinessToBuy.Net website and Company shall have the right to modify the business listing in the exercise of its rights under this Agreement. Customer (a) represents and warrants that all Businesses and associated information provided by Customer will be accurate; (b) agrees that Customer will not permit the posting of a business on the BusinessToBuy.Net system under a name other than the named licensed business agents that have been engaged by the business owner to market the business under the terms of a duly executed listing agreement with the owner; (c) agrees to administer the Listings provided by Customer and maintain their accuracy at all times. Company reserves, in a manner consistent with reasonable commercial business practices, the right to remove all or any part of the Listings posted on the BusinessToBuy.Net website. Company accepts no responsibility for checking the accuracy of reports or data files submitted by Customer. While Company shall take all reasonable efforts for data backup and business resumption, Customer will be solely responsible for retaining back-up copies of all information, photographs and other materials it provides to BusinessToBuy.Net.
Use of Information
Customer agrees to treat all information obtained from the Service, including business listings, business broker directory, pricing reports, and any other information otherwise made available to Customer in the Service (individually and collectively, the "Content") as proprietary to Company. Customer agrees that Content reserved for members will be maintained as confidential and shall be protected as a trade secret of Company. Company does not ensure the accuracy of, endorse or recommend any Content and Customer uses such Content at the Customer's own risk. Customer may access the Content solely to obtain initial information from which further evaluation and investigation may commence. Customer shall limit access to and use of Content to personal and internal use, and shall not use Content obtained from the Service for further distribution, publication, public display, or preparation of derivative works or facilitate any of these activities in any way. Customer shall not use or reproduce Content obtained from the Service for or in connection with any other listing service or device. Customers violating these specific terms, specifically those customers searching the Service in an abusive or excessive manner, by automated or manual means, shall be subject to immediate termination of their membership and will be assessed an excessive use fee of $500.
Customer agrees to pay for all products ordered through the BusinessToBuy.Net web site, or via BusinessToBuy.Net client services personnel ("Client Services") using the payment method indicated and provides Company express authorization to charge said fees to their payment provider. Fees owed depend on the specific type and quantity of BusinessToBuy.Net products, services, information, or deliverables (collectively "Deliverables") ordered. Payment of fees shall not be contingent on any events other than the delivery of the ordered Deliverables. Any attorney fees, court costs, or other costs incurred in collection of delinquent undisputed amounts shall be the responsibility of and paid for by Customer. If payment is not current, Company may immediately cease to provide any and all Deliverables to the customer. The fees paid for monthly and annual subscriptions are non-refundable, regardless of whether the subscription is terminated prior to the end of the billing term. Fees paid for business listings and other products are not refundable. No partial month refunds will be provided. Customer may cancel their BusinessToBuy.Net product membership by emailing Client Services (email@example.com). All cancellation requests will be processed within five (5) business days, and a cancellation confirmation will be emailed to the email address on record for the account. The membership will be deactivated at the end of the current billing term. Company reserves the right to change its fees or billing methods at any time. Company will provide timely notice to the affected Customers of any such changes. It is Customer's responsibility to promptly provide Company with any contact or billing information changes or updates (including email address, credit card numbers, etc.).
Unsolicited Commercial Email (Spam)
Company prohibits the use of our system or its tools to generate or send unsolicited commercial email (spam). Customers may not use the email services that Company offers to send spam (i.e. unsolicited commercial email) or otherwise send content that would violate these Terms and Conditions. Company has the right to revoke the privileges of any customer or company that breaches these terms.
Ownership and License Grant
Company retains all rights (including Intellectual Property Rights, as defined below), title and interest in the BusinessToBuy.Net Web site and all underlying technology and data including any enhancements and improvements thereto as a result of providing the Deliverables hereunder. Customer will not and will not allow others to: reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, merge, copy, use, disclose, sell or transfer the underlying source code or structure or sequence of Company's technology or delete or alter author attributes or copyright notices. Customer shall use the BusinessToBuy.Net system solely for their own use and shall not allow others to use the BusinessToBuy.Net system under or through that Customer's login ID/email and password.
Intellectual Property Rights means all intellectual property rights (throughout the universe, in all media, now existing or created in the future, for all versions and elements, in all languages, and for the entire duration of such rights) arising under statutory or common law, contract, or otherwise, and whether or not perfected, including without limitation, (a) all rights associated with works of authorship including without limitation copyrights, moral rights, copyright applications, copyright registrations, synchronization rights; (b) rights associated with trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, trade dress, and the applications for registration and registrations of trademarks and service marks; (c) rights relating to the protection of trade secrets and confidential information; (d) rights analogous to those set forth in this definition and any and all other proprietary rights relating to intangible property; and (e) divisions, continuations, renewals, reissues, and extensions of the foregoing (as and to the extent applicable) now existing, later filed, issued, or acquired.
Limitation of Liability and Indemnification
IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE OR OF DATA, OR INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS) ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT. Customer's exclusive remedy, and Company's entire liability under this Agreement shall be a refund to Customer of the fees paid to Company hereunder, and in no event will Company's liability for any reason exceed such fee. Company (and its officers, directors, employees and agents) shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising from Customer's use of the Deliverables, and Customer shall indemnify Company (and Company's officers, directors, employees and agents), and hold each of them harmless from and against any and all costs, damages or losses by any of them (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees) as a result of a claim by any person other than Customer arising from Customer's use or application of the Services or the Deliverables.
THE LISTINGS AND SERVICE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. COMPANY MAKES NO PROMISES, REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE LISTINGS OR SERVICE, INCLUDING THEIR ACCURACY, OPERATION, CONFORMITY TO ANY REPRESENTATION OR DESCRIPTION, OR THE EXISTENCE OF ANY LATENT OR PATENT DEFECTS, AND COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND, UNDER THE LAW OF THE UNITED STATES, THE IMPLIED CONDITIONS OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY AND ACCEPTANCE AS WELL AS ANY LOCAL JURISDICTIONAL ANALOGUES TO THE ABOVE AND OTHER IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES.
Links to Third Party Sites
Other Rights of Company
Customer agrees that Company shall have the right to use Listings and other information submitted to it for any purpose, including without limitation for publication of all or part of such Listing on the Internet for unrestricted use by BusinessToBuy.Net customers and partners. Company shall have sole authority to choose the manner in which any Listing will be received, displayed and used by the Service, and reserves the right to remove all or any part of a Listing or refuse Services to anyone at any time in its sole discretion. Company shall have no obligation to (i) resolve disputes among users of the Service; or (ii) monitor or verify the accuracy or proper use of the Listings. Company reserves the right to modify or change any and all terms and conditions at any time. The most current copy of these terms and conditions will be posted and available for review on Company's corporate web site at www.businesstobuy.net/terms
This Agreement, and the Deliverables provided by Company shall be governed by the laws of the State of Colorado, without reference to conflict of laws principles. The parties hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the State and Federal courts of Denver County, Colorado. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be severed from the remainder of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns. The rights under this Agreement or any license granted hereunder may not be assigned, sub-licensed or otherwise transferred by Customer without the prior written consent of Company, which retains the right to withhold consent in its sole discretion. The terms and conditions of this Agreement constitute the entire agreement between the parties and supersede all previous agreements and understanding, whether oral or written, between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement. All notices to Company must be in writing and must be sent registered mail, certified mail, or overnight mail with a return receipt requested to Chief Financial Officer at Company.
BusinessToBuy.Net Membership privileges are granted by Company to individuals exclusively and are granted specifically to the subscribing BusinessToBuy.Net Member only. Standard BusinessToBuy.Net membership accounts are limited to an individual business broker or agentís office, with an unlimited number of total business listings for that office at any given time. BusinessToBuy.Net Membership rights cannot be assigned, sub-licensed, distributed, shared, viewed, accessed, or otherwise transferred to anyone other then the subscribing BusinessToBuy.Net Member without the express written permission of Company. BusinessToBuy.Net Membership privileges are subject to change from time to time and may be subject to additional business listing and searching limitations. Customer acknowledges that Company (in addition to its other remedies) can cancel and prohibit BusinessToBuy.Net Membership privileges to any individual, organization, or group that does not abide by the terms and conditions set forth herein and/or can refuse any or all membership privileges. Company also has the right to refuse service to any customer or company that has delinquent charges that remain unpaid and to impose additional charges to reactivate BusinessToBuy.Net or other membership privileges.
BusinessToBuy.Net Member subscriptions will automatically renew at the prevailing monthly subscription cost and the credit card number provided for initial payment will be charged accordingly unless the customer notifies BusinessToBuy.Net Client Services (in writing or by telephone) 30 days prior to the renewal date. A BusinessToBuy.Net Membership is non refundable. The Company reserves the right to change its fees, payment frequency, or billing methods at any time. The Company will provide timely notice of any such changes.
Customer acknowledges that business listings will only be added to the BusinessToBuy.Net web site if all contacts added to that listing are also subscribing individual members. Standard BusinessToBuy.Net membership accounts are to be used by each office individually and account owners may post an unlimited number of total business listings at any given time for their specific office. All listings must be added in accordance with the Submission and Administration of Listings terms, as above. Company reserves the right to remove listings that are deemed excessive in number or in violation of the Submission and Administration of Listings terms. Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove any listing from the Service.