PediaSource Legal Declarations

Terms & Conditions
Client Service Agreement

This Client Services Agreement (“Agreement”) is a legally binding contract between you and PediaSource Inc. (“PediaSource”, “we”, or “us”) and governs your use of the Service (as defined below). Read the terms and conditions of this Agreement carefully before continuing. BY CHECKING THE “I AGREE” BOX TO CONTINUE, YOU CERTIFY THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE, AND YOU INDICATE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING THOSE OF SECTIONS 3 AND 8, REGARDING YOUR ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND THE LIMITATION OF PEDIASOURCE’S LIABILITY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY PART OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT CLICK THE “I AGREE” BOX.

Capitalized terms used in this Agreement have the meaning ascribed to them in this Section.

“Acceptance Date” means the date you indicate your acceptance of this Agreement.

“Client Data” means the data about you or your child that you provide and PediaSource gathers in the course of providing the Service, including physical characteristics, lifestyle actions, work/school performance, eating habits, sleeping habits, changes in weight, interpersonal relationships. “Client Data” also includes electronic and paper recordings of videoconferences or telephone conversations and any information that you post on the PediaSource-operated website or any PediaSource-affiliated electronic interface at any time before, during or after your receipt of Services.

“Confirmation Email” means any e-mail to you from PediaSource (i) providing instruction on the Services, (ii) confirming your Plan selection, participation in the Service, and/or purchase of Services, and (iii) setting forth any specific terms, conditions, or requirements for a particular Service or Plan.

“Documentation” means, collectively, all retrievable Client Data, client guides, protocols, Plan, Confirmation Email, and other reference materials generally furnished by PediaSource with respect to the Service, whether in printed or electronic format, as may be updated by PediaSource from time to time.

“Expert Advisor” means an independent contractor or employee of PediaSource who has been engaged or assigned by PediaSource to consult with and make recommendations to PediaSource’s clients as part of the Service.

“Plan” means one or more packages of a defined set of services comprising the Service, which are offered to a client in exchange for the Services Fee.

“Proprietary Information” means all non-public business or technical information or materials disclosed to you by PediaSource or any Expert Advisor, including the Documentation, any method of carrying out or delivering the Service, and any pricing or commercial terms related to the Service, including the price you have paid for the Plan and Service.

“Service” means PediaSource’s internet-based on-line or telephone-based educational and informational sessions with an Expert Advisor, which is delivered in one or more Plans.

“Services” specifically exclude any engagement or interaction that would require the Expert Advisor to have a license, certificate, or other authorization from a governmental or accreditation body.

“Services Fee” means, as set forth in the Plan and/or any Confirmation Email, the charge to you for Services provided by PediaSource. In some cases, all or a portion of the Services Fee may be billed to or paid by an employer.

“Session” means a period of Service between you and Expert Advisor in accordance with the terms of a Plan.

“Site” means the PediaSource-operated website through which the Service is made available to you.

 

“Subsidiary” means any entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control of PediaSource.

  1. Use of the Service.
    • Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and during the term of this Agreement, PediaSource grants you a non-exclusive and non-transferable right to access and use the Service in accordance with the terms of this Agreement, a specific Plan, and any Documentation made available to you by PediaSource. The Service has been designed by PediaSource with the goal of assisting people to understand and navigate the information, resources and services available to support the development of a child. You agree that, in order to increase the probability of success in your efforts to achieve a better understanding of pediatric issues, you must at a minimum: (a) provide candid and accurate information to the Expert Advisor, to the best of your ability; (b) attend and complete all Sessions with your Expert Advisors. EVEN IF YOU CARRY OUT THE FOREGOING REQUIREMENTS, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT INDIVIDUAL RESULTS VARY, AND THAT PEDIASOURCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE A SPECIFIC OUTCOME. You also understand and agree that we may, but we are not obligated to, modify the Service, Plan, and the Documentation for a variety of reasons, including for consistency with the most recent scientific research.
    • Expert Advisors. As part of the Plan and Service, PediaSource will provide you with individual or group access to Expert Advisors, who will consult with you by videoconference or telephone. You agree to attend all Sessions with your Expert Advisors in good faith solely with respect to the Service, and you will not seek consultation from your Expert Advisors for any other purpose. If you need to reschedule an individual appointment with an Expert Advisor, you agree to do so at least 24 hours in advance, or the Session will be debited from your pre-paid account or charged to the account used to pay for your Plan. In addition, if you miss a scheduled individual appointment, the session will be debited from your pre-paid account or charged to the account used to pay for your Plan. You agree to attend your Sessions with Expert Advisors alone or in the company of your minor child, as determined appropriate by the Expert Advisor, with no observers, and you will not record any such Session in any way. You also understand that the Sessions are not intended to establish a professional-client relationship and agree that PediaSource may replace any Expert Advisor assigned to your Session at any time, with no advanced notice.
    • Not a Medical Service. PEDIASOURCE IS NOT A MEDICAL ORGANIZATION OR OTHER LICENSED PROFESSIONAL SERVICE. YOU SHOULD NOT CONSIDER THE SERVICE OR THE DOCUMENTATION AS MEDICAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND, AND THE SERVICE IS NOT INTENDED TO EVALUATE, DIAGNOSE, OR TREAT ANY ILLNESS, DISEASE, OR ADVERSE MEDICAL OR HEALTH CONDITION. PediaSource is not a licensed medical care provider, and we have no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical or psychological conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical or health condition. Although PediaSource Expert Advisors may hold a license or certificate as a health care professional, PediaSource restricts the Expert Advisors from engaging in any Services or other actions that require a license, certificate or other authorization from a government or accreditation body.  In addition, to better ensure the unbiased integrity of the Service, PediaSource restricts the Expert Advisor from attempting or establishing a professional-client relationship with any client outside of PediaSource.  You are encouraged to seek the advice of a physician or other licensed professional as you determine to be appropriate before, during and after your engagement with PediaSource.

By using the Service, you represent that (i) you are an adult, and (ii) you have the legal authority to discuss or present information, including biometric data, on a minor child during a Session, and (iii) you will not seek to establish a relationship with the Expert Advisor outside of PediaSource. The Service is not intended for use by minors. If you or your minor child are currently under the care of a health care professional or are living with a health care condition, you represent that you have the express authority to receive the Service before beginning. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have been told by PediaSource staff or any Expert Advisor.

  • Registration and Use of the Site. You represent and warrant that the data that you provide about yourself in filling out the PediaSource account registration form are and will remain accurate and complete, and you agree to update such data as necessary to maintain their accuracy, including providing PediaSource with your current email address so that you may receive notifications and other account-related communications. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password you use to access the Site. You will be responsible for all uses of your username and password, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of the Site, including any unauthorized use of your username or password. Your general use of the Site is subject to our Terms of Use, which is incorporated and made part of this Agreement.
  • You may not: (a) license, sell, transfer, distribute, or otherwise commercially exploit or make available to any third party, access to the Service or any of the Documentation; (b) modify or make derivative works based on the Documentation or the Site; (c) use any robot, spider, or other automatic device or manual process to monitor or access the Site, record any interaction with an Expert Advisor, or in any way duplicate the Documentation; (d) copy any content, features, functions, or graphics of the Documentation or the Site other than in connection with your own personal use of the Service; (e) use the Site or the Service in a manner intended to abuse or violate the privacy or property rights of others; (f) tamper with or knowingly take any other action that may negatively affect the use of the Service or Documentation, or the functionality of the Site; (g) reverse engineer, disassemble, or decompile the Site; or (h) use the Service, Site, or Documentation, to build a competitive website or service, or to build a product or service using similar ideas, features, or functions.
  1. You Assume All Risk In Using the Service.

PediaSource’s Service is designed to inform and educate clients and is tailored and limited based on the information provided by the clients and may not be suitable for everyone. You understand and agree that when participating in a Session, there is the possibility of misunderstanding or misinformation. As such, YOU AGREE TO USE YOUR OWN JUDGMENT AT ALL TIMES DURING YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF ANY RECOMMENDATION IS SUITABLE FOR YOU.

PediaSource will not be responsible for any health problems or injuries that you may experience as a result of receiving the Services, including any harm or injury that may result from implementation of any recommendations that you learn about through the Service. YOU HEREBY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING YOUR USE OF ANY RECOMMENDATIONS BY PEDIASOURCE OR ANY EXPERT ADVISOR, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT YOU ARE VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THE SESSIONS, EVEN IF ANY ASPECT OF THE SITE OR DOCUMENTATION IS INACCURATE, INCOMPLETE, OR INAPPROPRIATE IN THE MANNER IT WAS PRESENTED.

  1. Term and Termination.
    • Unless otherwise specified in the Plan and/or a Confirmation Email, the term of this Agreement will begin on the Acceptance Date and will continue for the term specified in the Confirmation Email or the conclusion of the Plan.
    • Termination by PediaSource. PediaSource may, at its option and in its sole discretion, suspend or terminate your Service and your access to the Service and the Site if you (a) violate any provision of this Agreement or our Terms of Use, or (b) if you engage in any conduct that we believe is offensive to PediaSource staff, violates the rights of PediaSource or any third party, or could in our judgment cause PediaSource liability.
    • Termination by Client. Client may terminate the Plan at any time.
    • Effect of Termination. Upon the termination of this Agreement, you agree to delete all copies of any Documentation in your possession or control.
    • Sections 2.3, 2.5, 3, 4.4, and 5 through 9 will survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement.
    • Services Fee. Your Services Fee, as set forth on the payment page of the Plan, is presented to you during the registration process and in the Plan and/or a Confirmation Email. Unless otherwise specified in the Plan and/or a Confirmation Email, you are responsible for the full Services Fee from the Acceptance Date, even if you stop using the Service before the end of the Plan or Session.
    • Termination Fee. Unless otherwise specified in the Plan and/or a Confirmation Email, if you terminate your participation in any Plan at any time prior to 24 hours before your Session, then you will receive a full refund of any payment made for a Plan. If you terminate your Participation within 24 hours of your Session, PediaSource reserves the right to charge a termination fee to cover the cost of any administrative expenses (including legal cost). The termination fee will be charged directly to the credit card provided to PediaSource in the registration process or other credit card provided at the time of termination.
    • No Show/Cancellation Fee. Unless otherwise specified in the Plan and/or a Confirmation Email, if you cancel or reschedule your participation in any Session at any time prior to 24 hours before your Session, then you will not be charged a fee. If you no-show, cancel, or reschedule your Session within 24 hours of your Session, PediaSource reserves the right to charge a no show/cancellation fee to cover the cost of any administrative expenses (including legal cost). The no show/cancellation fee will be charged directly to the credit card provided to PediaSource in the registration process or other credit card provided at the time of cancellation.
    • Any promotion offered has no independent cash value and may not be combined with any other offers.
    • You will be responsible for all taxes of whatever kind or nature imposed by any governmental authority upon any services provided to you hereunder, excluding taxes based upon PediaSource’s income or property.
  2. Proprietary Rights.
    • Reservation of Rights by PediaSource. PediaSource is the owner or licensor of all right, title, and interest in the Service, Site, and Documentation, including all related intellectual property and other proprietary rights therein. No rights in these items are granted to you except as expressly set forth in this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that the Service, Site, and Documentation, and any technology, written materials, and logos used in connection with these items, contain PediaSource’s and its licensors’ intellectual property and other proprietary information, and are protected by United States and international intellectual property laws. Your infringement or misappropriation of such intellectual property and other proprietary information could expose you to both civil and criminal penalties under applicable laws.
    • License to Client Data. You hereby grant, and represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, PediaSource a royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, irrevocable, and perpetual right and license to publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt, distribute, create derivative works from, rearrange, store, copy, and use Client Data in order to (a) provide the Service to you, (b) analyze and improve the Service, Site, or Documentation, (c) conduct research on the efficacy of the Service, Site, and Documentation, and (d) promote, market, or advertise the Service or Site. You further grant PediaSource permission to publish de-identified Client Data (i.e., Client Data that is made anonymous by removing your name and other identifiers that could foreseeably be used to identify you) as part of research studies, academic papers, and scholarly articles based any such research.
    • You hereby grant, and represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, PediaSource a royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, irrevocable, and perpetual right and license to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt, distribute, create derivative works from, rearrange, or incorporate into the Service, Site, and Documentation any ideas, suggestions, enhancement requests, recommendations or other feedback that you provide to us.
    • Your Rights and Obligations. You may not, without PediaSource’s prior written consent (a) use the Proprietary Information except in conjunction with your use of the Service, or (b) disclose any of the Proprietary Information to any other person. As specified in the Plan and/or any Confirmation Email, your participation in certain Plans may permit or require you to disclose your Client Data to other Plan participants and/or to your employer. If you chose to participate in these Plans and to make your Client Data available, other Plan participants and/or your employer will not be under a duty of confidentiality with respect to such information.
    • PediaSource’s Obligations. PediaSource will use commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard Client Data and any other information we collect about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy and this Agreement, including this Section 7.2. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you are participating in PediaSource through an arrangement with your employer, PediaSource may share Client Data and any other information we collect about you with your employer. For inquiries regarding your privacy with PediaSource, please contact privacy@PediaSourceme.com.
  3. No Warranties; Limitation of Liability; Indemnification.
    • Disclaimer of Warranties. THE SERVICE, SITE, AND DOCUMENTATION, ARE PROVIDED BY PEDIASOURCE STRICTLY ON AN “AS IS”, WITH ALL FAULTS, AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. PEDIASOURCE DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. PEDIASOURCE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
    • Limitation of Liability. THE CUMULATIVE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF PEDIASOURCE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, STOCKHOLDERS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, AGENTS, AND REPRESENTATIVES (INCLUDING THE EXPERT ADVISORS), ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FEES PAID BY YOU HEREUNDER FOR THE PLAN IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE LIABILITY. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL PEDIASOURCE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, STOCKHOLDERS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, AGENTS, AND REPRESENTATIVES (INCLUDING THE EXPERT ADVISORS), HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST BUSINESS, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST WAGES), REGARDLESS OF HOW SUCH DAMAGES ARISE AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT PEDIASOURCE WAS ADVISED SUCH DAMAGES MIGHT ARISE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION CONSTITUTE AN ESSENTIAL BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND PEDIASOURCE.
    • You agree to defend and indemnify PediaSource, its Subsidiaries, and their officers, directors, stockholders, managers, members, agents, and representatives (including the Expert Advisors) against any claim, demand, action, lawsuit, and liability (including reasonable attorneys’ and experts’ fees) arising out of, or alleged to result from, your use of the Service or your breach of this Agreement.
    • PediaSource may subcontract some or all of its obligations under this Agreement, without providing any prior notice to you.
    • No Third Party Beneficiaries. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to create any rights in, or confer any benefits upon, any person or entity other than you and PediaSource.
    • You may not assign or transfer your rights or obligations under this Agreement to any other person or entity.
    • Use of “Including”. Wherever the word “including” is used in this Agreement, it is not intended to limit the proposition preceding it, but is rather intended to mean “including but not limited to.”
    • Force Majeure. Neither party will be responsible for delays or failure in performance (other than failures to make payments due under this Agreement) resulting from acts beyond the reasonable control of such party, including acts of God, strikes, lockouts, riots, acts of war, terrorism, epidemics, fire, communication line failures, power surges or failures, earthquakes or other disasters.
    • Governing Law; Dispute Resolution. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its principles regarding conflicts of law. The United Nation’s Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is expressly disclaimed. Except as expressly set forth below in this Section 9.8, all disputes arising out of or relating to this Agreement or your use of the Service will be determined exclusively by arbitration in Chicago, Illinois, before a single arbitrator. The arbitration will be administered by JAMS (www.jamsadr.com) in accordance with its Streamlined Arbitration Rules, and judgment on any award may be entered in and enforced by any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree that PediaSource may file a lawsuit in a state or federal court situated in Chicago, Illinois if we seek any type of temporary or permanent injunction against you, or if we have a reasonable belief that you are infringing or misappropriating any of our intellectual property or other proprietary rights, and for the purpose of such lawsuit you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of state or federal courts situated in Chicago, Illinois.
    • Entire Agreement. This Agreement, Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and the Confirmation Emails constitute the sole and complete agreement between the parties with regard to the Service, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements, proposals, representations, warranties, or promises, whether written or oral, relating to the Service. In the event of conflict between this Agreement and any Confirmation Email, the Confirmation Email shall control.
    • If any provision of this Agreement is adjudicated to be contrary to law, the provision will be modified and interpreted so as to best to accomplish the objectives of the original provision to the fullest extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain in effect.
    • Manner of Giving Notice. All notices, permissions and approvals hereunder will be in writing and will be deemed to have been given upon: (a) personal delivery; (b) the second business day after mailing; (c) the second business day after sending by confirmed facsimile; or (d) the first business day after sending by email. PediaSource will send notices to the address you provide to PediaSource during your use of the Service. You agree to send notices to PediaSource to the following address: Attn: Chief Executive Officer, PediaSource, LLC at 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212, Chicago, IL 60654.

TERMS OF USE
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY

PediaSource, LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“PediaSource,” “we,” or “us”), require that all visitors to this website controlled by PediaSource, LLC (the “Site”) adhere to the following terms and conditions of use. By accessing and using the Site, you agree, on your own behalf and on behalf of any corporation or other legal entity that you represent or for which you access the Site (your “Company”), to be bound by and comply with the following terms and conditions of use (these “Terms”) and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree to these Terms, you are not authorized to use the Site. BY ACCESSING AND USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS.

  1. Changes To The Site

Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to be bound by these Terms. We expressly reserve the right to make any changes that we deem appropriate from time to time to the Site or to any information, text, data, databases, graphics, images, sound recordings, audio and visual clips, logos, software, opportunities, features, services, and other materials within the Site (all such materials, and any compilation, collection, or arrangement thereof, the “Content”).

  1. Privacy Policy

Information that you provide to us or that we collect about you and your Company through your access to and use of the Site is subject to our Privacy Policy, the terms of which are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms. We encourage you to read and become familiar with our Privacy Policy. For inquiries regarding your privacy with PediaSource, please contact privacy@PediaSource.com.

  1. Intellectual Property

You understand and agree that we own, or (where applicable) we have lawfully licensed from third parties, all right, title, and interest in and to the Site and all of the Content. You acknowledge and agree that the Content constitutes valuable proprietary information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other proprietary rights, laws, and treaties of the United States and other countries, and that you acquire no ownership interest by accessing or using the Site or the Content. Such intellectual property and proprietary rights may include, but are not limited to, copyrights, trademarks and service marks, trade dress, and trade secrets, and all such rights are the property of PediaSource or its licensors and content providers.

  1. License To Access And Use
    • You may access and use this Site only for your personal use (or, if accessing the Site on behalf of a Company, only your Company’s own internal use). Any other access to or use of the Site or the Content constitutes a violation of these Terms and may violate applicable copyright, trademark, or other laws. We make no representation that the Site or the Content is appropriate or available for use in locations other than the United States. If you choose to access the Site from locations other than in the United States, you do so at your own initiative, at your own risk, and are responsible for complying with applicable local laws.
    • You may not access, use, or copy any portion of the Site or of the Content through the use of bots, spiders, scrapers, web crawlers, indexing agents, or other automated devices or mechanisms. You agree not to remove or modify any copyright notice or trademark legend, author attribution, or other notice placed on or contained within any of the Content. Except as expressly authorized by us in writing, in no event will you reproduce, redistribute, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purpose any portion of the Site or the Content or any access to or use of the Site or the Content.
  2. Restrictions On Access
    • You represent and warrant that all information that you provide to us in connection with your access to and use of the Site is true, accurate, and complete to the best of your knowledge and belief. PediaSource reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of the Site, without notice or liability, for any reason, including, but not limited to: (a) the unauthorized use of any username or password; or (b) the breach of any agreement between you and PediaSource, including, without limitation, these Terms. Following any such termination of access, you will continue to be bound hereunder to the fullest extent applicable.
    • Upon being notified that your access is terminated, you must destroy any materials you have obtained from the Site. You may not access the Site after your access is terminated without our written approval. After terminating your access, PediaSource shall retain all rights, including all intellectual property rights, proprietary rights, and licenses retained in these Terms, and the limitations upon your use and treatment of Content will remain in full force.
  3. User Conduct

In connection with your access and use of the Site and that of any person authorized by you to access and use the Site, you are responsible for complying with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies of all relevant jurisdictions, including all applicable local rules regarding online conduct. Specifically, in connection with your use of the Site, neither you nor the Company may cause or permit any person to do any of the following:

  • use the Site or Content for any unlawful purpose;
  • use the Site to post or transmit any material that contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, malware, adware, or other computer programming routines that may damage, interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, data, or personal information;
  • impose an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on the Site or otherwise interfere with or inhibit any other user of this Site from using or enjoying the Site;
  • use the Site to post or transmit any unlawful, fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, threatening, abusive, hateful, offensive, harassing, or otherwise objectionable information of any kind;
  • use the Site to post or transmit any information which is invasive of another’s privacy or publicity rights or that otherwise violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others; or
  • use the Site to post or transmit any advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities or schemes, or other unsolicited commercial communication.
  1. Submissions
    • By disclosing or offering any information to us, including comments, computer files, documents, graphics, suggestions, ideas, or other information (each, a “Submission”), either through your use of the Site or otherwise, you authorize PediaSource to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary, including to facilitate the posting and storage of the Submission on the Site. By making a Submission, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to PediaSource an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such Submission for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Submission, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.
    • By making a Submission, you represent that you have all requisite rights to, and are authorized to disclose, all of the information contained in the Submission. You are fully responsible for any Submission you make and for the legality, reliability, appropriateness, and originality thereof.
  2. Security

PediaSource takes such commercially reasonable measures as it deems appropriate to secure and protect information transmitted to and from the Site. Nevertheless, we cannot and do not guarantee that any such transmissions are or will be totally secure. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any information about you, including any username and any password used in connection with your use of the Site. PediaSource will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the unauthorized use of your username or password.

  1. Hyperlinks
    • This Site may include hyperlinks to other websites which are not maintained by PediaSource. We are not responsible for the content of such external websites and we make no representations whatsoever concerning the content or accuracy of, opinions expressed in, or other links provided by such websites. The inclusion of any hyperlink to external websites does not imply endorsement by PediaSource of those websites or any products or services referred to therein. The terms of service and privacy policies applicable to external websites may be different from those applicable to our Site. If you decide to access any external website through a link within our Site, you do so entirely at your own risk, and PediaSource will have no liability for any loss or damage arising from your access or use of any external website. Because PediaSource is not responsible for the availability of these websites or their contents, you should direct any concerns regarding an external website to the administrator of that website. You agree that you will not bring suit or claim against us arising from or based upon any such use of external websites. Hyperlinks to other websites that are provided on the Site are not intended to imply that: (a) we are affiliated or associated with any external website; or (b) any linked site is authorized to use any of our trademarks, trade names, logos, or copyrights.
    • Images of the PediaSource logo can only be used for linking purposes and can only be made with our express written permission. By linking to the Site, you agree that you will not misrepresent your relationship with us or present false or misleading impressions about us. No hyperlinks to the Site may be used in a manner that implies or suggests that PediaSource approves or endorses you, your website, or your goods and services. We will have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your website. No hyperlink may appear on any page on your website or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene, or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.
    • We reserve the right, at any time and in our sole discretion, to request that you remove from your website all hyperlinks or any particular hyperlink to the Site. We may at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without cause, withdraw the permission granted herein to use the PediaSource logo and your right to link to any pages on the Site. Upon our request, you agree to immediately remove all hyperlinks to the Site and to cease using the PediaSource logo for linking purposes. Thereafter, your posting of any future hyperlinks to the Site will require our express written permission.
  2. Use Of Trademarks

Except for the limited permission to use the PediaSource logo as set forth in these Terms, you may not, without our express written permission, use any PediaSource trademarks or service marks for any other purpose.

  1. Disclaimer

THE USE OF THIS SITE BY YOU AND YOUR COMPANY IS AT YOUR AND ITS SOLE RISK. ACCORDINGLY, THE SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED AND EXCLUDED, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SPECIFICALLY, PEDIASOURCE AND ITS AFFILIATES AND CONTENT-PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (a) THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (b) THAT THE USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY WEBSITE WILL ALLOW YOU TO OBTAIN ANY PARTICULAR RESULTS WHATSOEVER; (c) THE CONTENT OR ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE OR ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE ARE OR WILL BE ACCURATE, CURRENT, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, OR OF ANY PARTICULAR VALUE OR QUALITY; (d) THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THE SITE OR IN THE CONTENT WILL BE CORRECTED; OR (e) THAT THE SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER DISABLING DEVICES OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

  1. Limitation Of Liability
    • In no event will PediaSource, its contractors, suppliers, content-providers, and other similar entities, and the shareholders, members, stockholders, officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents of each of the foregoing (collectively, our “Contractors”), be liable to you, your Company, or any third party for any losses or damages, alleged under any legal theory, arising out of or in connection with: (a) your use of, or reliance on, the Site or the Content; (b) our performance of or failure to perform our obligations in connection with these Terms; (c) the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users of the Site or of third parties; or (d) your purchase or use of any goods or services provided by third parties.
    • Under no circumstances will PediaSource or our Contractors be liable to you, your Company, or any third party for any indirect, consequential, incidental, punitive, special, or similar damages or costs (including, but not limited to, lost profits or data, loss of goodwill, loss of or damage to property, loss of use, business interruption, and claims of third parties) arising out of or in connection with these Terms or the use of the Site or the Content, or the transmission of information to or from the Site over the Internet, even if we were advised, knew, or should have known of the possibility of such damages or costs. In a jurisdiction that does not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for certain damages, the liability of PediaSource and the Contractors will be limited in accordance with these Terms to the extent permitted by law.
    • Without limiting any of the foregoing, if PediaSource or any of the Contractors is found liable to you or to any third party as a result of any claims or other matters arising under or in connection with these Terms, the Site, or your use of the Site, the maximum liability for all such claims and other matters will not exceed $100 in any calendar year.
  2. Indemnification

You agree to defend and indemnify PediaSource, and our shareholders, members, stockholders, officers, directors, employees, representatives, and agents, against all claims, demands, suits, or other proceedings, and all resulting loss, damage, liability, cost, and expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), made by any third party arising out of: (a) content, data, or information that you submit, post to, or transmit through the Site; (b) your access to and use of the Content, the Site, and other materials, products, and services available on or through the Site and PediaSource; (c) your violation of these Terms; (d) your violation of any rights of any third party; (e) your website; and (f) any unauthorized use of a username, password, or account number. We reserve, and you grant to us, the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.

  1. Jurisdiction

These Terms will be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois. Each of you and your Company submits to personal jurisdiction in Illinois, and any cause of action arising under these Terms or otherwise involving this Site will be brought exclusively in a court in Cook County, Illinois.

  1. Waiver Of Jury Trial

YOU HEREBY KNOWINGLY AND VOLUNTARILY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL IN ANY ACTIONS, SUITS, OR PROCEEDINGS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS AND THE MATTERS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY.

  1. Miscellaneous
    • If you believe that any Content on the Site violates or infringes a third party’s rights, please provide a written notice to us at the email address provided below.
    • These Terms and the Privacy Policy (as each may be revised and amended from time to time according to their respective terms) collectively constitute the entire agreement with respect to your access to and use of the Site and the Content.
    • Our electronically or otherwise properly stored copy of these Terms will be deemed to be the true, complete, valid, authentic, and enforceable copy, and you agree that you will not contest the admissibility or enforceability of our copy of these Terms in connection with any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to these Terms.
    • Any provisions of these Terms that are reasonably inferable to have been intended to survive termination (including, but not limited to, any provisions regarding limitation of our liability or indemnification) will continue in effect beyond any such termination of access to this Site.
    • These Terms do not confer any rights, remedies, or benefits upon any person other than you.
    • We may assign our rights and duties under these Terms at any time to any third party without notice. You may not assign these Terms without our prior written consent.
    • Our waiver of any breach of these Terms will not be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach thereof.
    • If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be stricken and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
    • Possible evidence of use of the Site for illegal purposes will be provided to law enforcement authorities.
    • Discontinuation of use of this Site is your sole right and remedy for any dissatisfaction with the Site or any of the Content.
  2. Other Agreements

If you have entered into a separate agreement with PediaSource with respect to your use of the Site or any Content, that agreement will supersede these Terms to the extent they are in conflict.

  1. Questions

Please contact us with any questions regarding the Site or these Terms at:

PediaSource, LLC
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212
Chicago, IL 60654
Email: info@pediasource.com

Acknowledgement

BY ACCESSING AND USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS.

PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is important to us. PediaSource, LLC and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“PediaSource,” “we,” or “us”), understand your concerns with regard to how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will use and share information about you carefully and sensibly. This Privacy Policy describes what information we collect about you, how we collect it, how we use it, with whom we may share it, and what choices you have regarding it. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is a part of the Terms of Use of our website (the “Site”). We encourage you to become familiar with this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. By accessing and using the Site, you agree that you have read and understand this Privacy Policy and that you accept and consent to the privacy practices (and any uses and disclosures of information about you) that are described in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected at the Site. It does not apply to any other websites. We are not responsible for, and this Privacy Policy does not apply to, the privacy practices of any other websites. We encourage you to seek out and read the privacy policy of each website that you visit.

For inquiries regarding your privacy with PediaSource, please contact privacy@pediasource.com.

  1. What information do we collect, and how do we collect it?

We and our third party service providers (“Contractors”) may collect certain identifying information from or about you in connection with your use of or submissions to the Site, including, but not limited to, your name, title, street address, company, telephone and fax numbers, and email addresses (together, “Collected Information”). In addition, we and our Contractors may retain the content of, and metadata regarding, any correspondence you may have with us or our representatives, regardless of the mode of communication by which such correspondence was made. This information helps us to improve the Site and the online content, materials, and services that we make available on the Site, and to more effectively and efficiently respond to both current and future inquiries.

As with many other websites, the web servers used to operate the Site may collect certain data pertaining to you and the equipment and communications method that you use to access the Internet and our Site. For security reasons and to confirm the integrity of the Site, we and our Contractors may combine components of these data with Collected Information, which may identify you. Unless otherwise described in this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Use, such identifying information will be used solely for our business purposes. In addition, the information we and our Contractors collect may reveal such things as the Internet protocol (“IP”) address assigned to your computer, specific pages that you accessed on the Site or prior to visiting the Site, and the length of time you spent at the Site. We and our Contractors may use this information to help administer the Site and the servers that provide the Site, generate statistical information, monitor and analyze Site traffic and usage patterns, and improve the Site’s content and content delivery, including any online content, materials, and services that we describe or make available on the Site.

In addition, our Site may send one or more “cookies” to your computer to improve the utility of the Site by storing user preferences and tracking user trends. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Please note that you may not be able to access the full functionality of our Site if cookies are disabled on your browser.

  1. How will we use the information you provide to us?

In addition to the uses described above or in our Terms of Use, we and our Contractors may use the information that we collect from or about you to analyze and improve the content, materials, and services that we make available on the Site, to notify you of changes made to the Site, to evaluate user needs and customize the Site content delivered to you according to those needs, to send you promotional materials that you request from us, and for other legitimate and lawful business purposes. If you contact us for support or assistance, we may use information about you or your system that you provide or that we collect for purposes such as verifying whether your system meets the minimum requirements needed to use the Site and our various services.

We and our Contractors may store Collected Information for as long as needed for the purposes indicated in this Privacy Policy, which may be indefinitely. We and our Contractors may store Collected Information in the United States, or we may transfer it to other countries.

  1. With whom do we share the information we collect?

We may share Collected Information with our Contractors and affiliates in order to provide services to you, and for other lawful business reasons. If all or part of PediaSource is sold, merged, or otherwise transferred to another entity, we may transfer Collected Information to such entity as part of that transaction.

We may decide from time to time to utilize a number of business and marketing partners in delivering the content, materials, and services available on or through the Site to you. We may share Collected Information with these business and marketing partners for any lawful purpose, including to communicate with you or to fulfill your requests for our services. We and our Contractors may also produce reports on Site traffic or usage patterns and share these reports with our business and marketing partners and others.

We may disclose Collected Information to the proper authorities if we become subject to a subpoena or court order or if we are otherwise legally required to disclose such information. We may also use and disclose information about you to establish or exercise our legal rights, to enforce the Terms of Use, to assert and defend against legal claims, or if we believe such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person.

  1. What choices do you have?

When corresponding with PediaSource or our representatives, or when making a request for information or otherwise interacting with us or others through the Site, you choose what information to supply, what questions or comments to submit, whether you wish to receive further information, and by what method of communication such information should be delivered. Please take care to share only such information as is needed or that you believe is appropriate. You are under no obligation to provide us with personally identifiable information, but without it we may not be able to provide you the products or services you request. You may contact us as indicated below if at any time you would like to ask us about our data collection practices and our information security policy.

  1. How Do We Protect Information Collected About You?

PediaSource and our Contractors have in place certain commercially reasonable security measures to protect Collected Information, but the storage and communication of Collected Information can never be completely secure. Hence we do not guarantee that information that you transmit or otherwise supply to us, or any communication conducted on or through the Site, is or will be totally secure. If you become aware of any breach of Site security, this Privacy Policy, or the Terms of Use, please notify us immediately.

  1. We may change this Notice.

From time to time, we may change our privacy practices, and this Privacy Policy, because of changes in relevant and applicable legal or regulatory requirements, our business practices, or in our attempts to better serve your needs and those of our other customers. Notice of such changes to our privacy practices will be given in the manner described in the Terms of Use and a revised Privacy Policy will be posted on the Site.

  1. Separate Agreement.

If you have entered into a separate agreement with PediaSource with respect to the use of the Site or any Collected Information, that agreement will supersede this Privacy Policy to the extent they are in conflict.

  1. Unsubscribe / Opt-out.

You may unsubscribe from our emails at any time by sending us an email at the address below.

  1. Any questions? Please contact us at:

PediaSource, LLC
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212
Chicago, IL 60654
Email: info@pediasource.com
Telephone:  773.466.4023
Acknowledgement

BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND CONSENT TO OUR PRIVACY PRACTICES AND TO THE USES AND DISCLOSURES OF INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU, AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE APPLICABLE TO YOU.

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