Terms of Service
Accordion Technologies LLC (hereinafter “Accordion,” “we” or “us”) provides this website (the “Site”), and the data, services, information, tools, functionality, updates and similar materials delivered or provided by us through the Site (collectively, the “Service”), subject to your agreement to and compliance with the conditions set forth in this Terms of Service agreement (the “Agreement”).
This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions governing your use of the Service. By using the Service or otherwise entering into this Agreement, you are creating a binding contract with us. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you may not use the Service.
We may revise or update this Agreement by posting an amended version through the Service and making you aware of the revisions, which may be through posting to the Service or otherwise. Your use of the Service following an update to this Agreement (or other acceptance method) is considered acceptance of the updated Agreement.
As long as you are in compliance with the conditions of this Agreement and all incorporated documents, we hereby grant you a limited, revocable, non-assignable, non-transferrable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive license to access, receive and use the Service. No rights not explicitly listed are granted.
The following additional terms are incorporated into this Agreement as if fully set forth herein:
Users on the Service are referred to as “Users” or “you”. When used in this Agreement, “you” shall refer to the User individually, as well as in their capacity as an agent or representative of any business that such User represents, if any.
You must be at least eighteen (18) years old to use the Service as a User. By using the Service, you represent that you meet the applicable minimum age requirement.
Some parts or all of the Service may not be available to the general public, and we may impose eligibility rules from time to time. We reserve the right to amend or eliminate these eligibility requirements at any time.
By requesting to use, registering to use and/or using the Service, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to enter into this Agreement and you commit to abide by all of the terms and conditions hereof. You also represent and warrant that you meet the following eligibility criteria:
- You are licensed and qualified to post, upload, communicate with others about, and make decisions based upon, the materials or information that you make available, or that is otherwise available on, the Service, as required by applicable law, regulation and best industry standards; and
- You are not a competitor of Accordion.
We do not represent or warrant that access to the Service will be error-free or uninterrupted, or without defect, and we do not guarantee that Users will be able to access or use the Service, or its features, at all times. We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. ME1 30955656v.5
The Service may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies, and may not be complete or current. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.
Rules of Conduct
Your use of the Service is conditioned on your compliance with the terms of this Agreement, including but not limited to these rules of conduct.
You represent and warrant that the information that you have provided on the Service is complete, accurate and true, and agree to update it as necessary.
You agree that you will not violate any applicable law or regulation in connection with your use of the Service, including but not limited to those governing broker-dealers, investment, tax and other financial advice, and securities solicitations and offerings.
You agree not to distribute, upload, make available or otherwise publish through the Service any suggestions, information, ideas, comments, causes, promotions, documents, questions, notes, plans, drawings, proposals, or materials similar thereto (“Submissions”) or graphics, text, information, links, profiles, audio, photos, software, music, sounds, video, comments, messages or tags, or similar materials (collectively “Content”) that:
- is unlawful or encourages another to engage in anything unlawful;
- contains a virus or any other similar programs or software which may damage the operation of our or another’s computer;
- violates the rights of any party or infringes upon the patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of privacy or publicity or other intellectual property right of any party; or
- is libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, lewd, indecent, inappropriate, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusing, harassing, threatening or bullying.
You must keep your user name and password and any other information needed to login to the Service, if applicable, confidential and secure. We are not responsible for any unauthorized access to your account or profile by others.
You agree that you will not violate any applicable law or regulation in connection with your use of the Service. You further agree that you will not do any of the following:
- breach, through the Service, any agreements that you enter into with any third parties;
- stalk, harass, injure, or harm another individual through the Service;
- modify, adapt, translate, copy, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Service;
- interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Service, including restricting or inhibiting any other person from using the Service by means of hacking or defacing;
- transmit to or make available in connection with the Service any denial of service attack, virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful code or activity;
- attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network of the Service or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
- take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
- harvest or collect the email address, contact information, or any other personal information of other users of the Service;
- use any means to crawl, scrape or collect content from the Service via automated or large group means;
- make available false, incomplete or misleading information to the Service, or otherwise provide such information to us;
- impersonate any other person or business;
- attempt to access or access any portion of the Service that is not public; or
- attempt to override or override any security measures in place on the Service.
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to protect our users from violators and violations of these rules of conduct, including but not limited to restricting your use of the Service, immediately terminating your use of the Service, or terminating your use of the Service by blocking certain IP addresses from accessing the Service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, our unlimited right to terminate your access to the Service shall not be limited to violations of these rules of conduct.
Content Submitted or Made Available to Us
You are under no obligation to submit anything to us, and unless otherwise noted, we will not claim ownership of any Content. However, in order for us to provide the Service, we need your permission to process, display, reproduce and otherwise use content you make available to us. In addition, the Service allows you to share Content with other Users on the Service.
Therefore, if you choose to submit any Content to the Service, or otherwise make available any Content through the Service, you hereby grant to us a perpetual, irrevocable, transferrable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to reproduce, use, modify, display, perform, transmit, distribute, translate and create derivative works from any such Content, including without limitation distributing part or all of the Content in any media format through any media channels, including but not limited to the right to commercially use the rights of publicity, persona, trademark, image and name of the individuals and entities depicted in such Content, for the purposes of providing the Service, sharing such Content with other Users on the Service, and otherwise as directed by you.
You acknowledge that we are under no obligation to maintain the Service, or any information, materials, Submissions, Content or other matter you submit, post or make available to or on the Service. We reserve the right to withhold, remove and or discard any such material at any time.
Content that you upload to another User’s workflow on the Service may be controlled by such User and not you. Content that you share with other Users on the Service in this manner may be deleted upon the request of such User or the termination or such User’s account, and may not be deleted upon the termination of your account. You are solely responsible for entering into appropriate agreements with other Users governing the ownership and rights related to such Content as between you and other Users.
Our Intellectual Property
Our graphics, logos, names, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are our trademarks, trade names and/or trade dress. The “look” and “feel” of the Service (including color combinations, button shapes, layout, design and all other graphical elements) are protected by U.S. copyright and trademark law. All product names, names of services, trademarks and service marks (“Marks”) are our property or the property of their respective owners, as indicated. You may not use the Marks or copyrights for any purpose whatsoever other than as permitted by this Agreement.
You acknowledge that the software used to provide the Service, and all enhancements, updates, upgrades, corrections and modifications to the software, all copyrights, patents, trade secrets, or trademarks or other intellectual property rights protecting or pertaining to any aspect of the software (or any enhancements, corrections or modifications) and any and all documentation therefor, are and shall ME1 30955656v.5
remain our sole and exclusive property or that of our licensors, as the case may be. This Agreement does not convey title or ownership to you, but instead gives you only the limited rights set forth herein.
Data Collection and Use
Enforcement and Termination
We reserve the right to deny all or some portion of the Service to any user, in our sole discretion, at any time. Without limiting the foregoing or assuming additional legal obligations, we have a policy of terminating repeat violators of the Copyright Act, in accordance with applicable law.
All grants of any rights from you to us related to Content, Submissions, or other materials, including but not limited to copyright licenses, shall survive any termination of this Agreement. Further, your representations, defense and indemnification obligations survive any termination of this Agreement.
Third Party Links and Content
The Service may contain links. Such links are provided for informational purposes only, and we do not endorse any website or services through the provision of such a link.
The Service may contain articles, text, imagery, video, audio, data, information and other similar materials originating from third-parties. We do not endorse any third party content that may appear on the Service or that may be derived from content that may appear on the Service, even if such content was summarized, collected, reformatted or otherwise edited by us.
DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
EXCEPT WHERE NOT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AND WE, AND OUR PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES AND SUPPLIERS, SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, ACCURACY, SUITABILITY, APPLICABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND IN AND TO THE SERVICE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
FURTHER, OPINIONS, ADVICE, STATEMENTS, OFFERS, SUBMISSIONS OR OTHER INFORMATION OR CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, BUT NOT DIRECTLY BY US, ARE THOSE OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AUTHORS, AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON. WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE QUALITY, SAFETY, OR LEGALITY OF SUCH CONTENT, AND MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT SUCH CONTENT. THE RESPECTIVE AUTHORS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH CONTENT. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DECISIONS THAT YOU MAKE BASED UPON SUCH CONTENT.
THE SERVICE IS INTENDED TO BE USED FOR COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. INFORMATION ON THE SERVICE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE INVESTMENT, FINANCIAL, TAX, LEGAL, OR OTHER ADVICE. NOTHING ON THE SERVICE CONSTITUTES A SOLICITATION, RECOMMENDATION, ENDORSEMENT, OR OFFER TO BUY OR SELL ANY SECURITIES OR OTHER FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS IN ANY JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH SOLICITATION OR OFFER WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.
USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE AT THE TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING; THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; THAT DATA TRANSMISSION OR STORAGE IS SECURE OR THAT THE SERVICE IS FREE OF INACCURACIES, MISREPRESENTATIONS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL INFORMATION OR COMPONENTS. ME1 30955656v.5
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “RELATED PARTIES”) BE LIABLE TO YOU BASED ON OR RELATED TO THE SERVICE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICE, EVEN IF WE AND/OR RELATED PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that a court shall find that the above disclaimers are not enforceable, then, to the maximum extent permissible by law, you agree that neither we nor any of our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, employees, members, shareholders, officers or directors shall be liable for (1) any damages in excess of $500.00, or (2) any indirect, incidental, punitive, special, or consequential damages or loss of use, lost revenue, lost profits or data to you or any third party from your use of the Service or any goods sold or provided by us. This limitation shall apply regardless of the basis of your claim, whether other provisions of this Agreement have been breached, or whether or not the limited remedies provided herein fail of their essential purpose.
This limitation shall not apply to any damage that we cause you intentionally and knowingly in violation of this Agreement or applicable law that cannot be disclaimed in this Agreement.
SOME STATES, INCLUDING NEW JERSEY, MAY NOT PERMIT CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS, AND ANY SUCH DISCLAIMERS OR LIMITATIONS ARE VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us and our suppliers, subsidiaries, licensors, and licensees, and each of their officers, directors, shareholders, members, employees and agents harmless from all allegations, judgments, awards, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees, expert witness fees, and costs of litigation arising out of or based on (a) Submissions or Content you submit, post to or transmit through the Service, (b) your use of the Service, (c) your violation of this Agreement, and (d) any conduct, activity or action which is unlawful or illegal under any state, federal or common law, or is violative of the rights of any individual or entity, engaged in, caused by, or facilitated in any way through the use of the Service.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction; Arbitration
You agree that any claim or dispute arising out of or relating in any way to the Service will be resolved solely and exclusively by binding arbitration, rather than in court, except that you may assert claims in small claims court if your claims qualify. The Federal Arbitration Act and federal arbitration law apply to this agreement. The laws of the State of New York shall govern this Agreement, and shall be used in any arbitration proceeding.
There is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is limited. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow the terms of this Agreement as a court would.
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to the following address: Legal Department, Accordion Technologies LLC, 31 W 52nd Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10019. Arbitration under this Agreement will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) under its rules then in effect, shall be conducted in English, and shall be located in New York City, New York. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA’s rules. All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, and any ruling, decision or award by the arbitrator, will be strictly confidential for the benefit of all parties.
You and Accordion agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, both you and Accordion agree that each have waived any right to a jury trial. ME1 30955656v.5
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you agree that we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property or other proprietary rights.
To the extent arbitrations does not apply, you agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to the Service, or to us, may only be brought by you in a state or federal court located in New York City, New York. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY OBJECTION TO THIS VENUE AS INCONVENIENT OR INAPPROPRIATE, AND AGREE TO EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN NEW YORK.
Policies for Children
The Service is not directed to individuals under the age of 13. In the event that we discover that a child under the age of 13 has provided personally identifiable information to us, we will make efforts to delete the child’s information if required by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Please see the Federal Trade Commission’s website for (www.ftc.gov) for more information.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230 (d), as amended, we hereby notify you that parental control protections are commercially available to assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. More information on the availability of such software can be found through publicly available sources. You may wish to contact your internet service provider for more information.
Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is found for any reason to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision will be given its maximum enforceable effect, or shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision.
Revisions. This Agreement is subject to change on a prospective basis at any time. In the event that we change this Agreement, you may be required to re-affirm the Agreement through use of the Service or otherwise. Your use of the Service after the effective date of any changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes.
No Partnership. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and us as a result of this Agreement or your use of the Service.
Assignment. We may assign our rights under this Agreement, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent. You may not assign the Agreement without our prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment by you shall be null and void.
No Waiver. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall in no way be construed to be a present or future waiver of such provision, nor in any way affect the right of any party to enforce each and every such provision thereafter. The express waiver by us of any provision, condition or requirement of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of any future obligation to comply with such provision, condition or requirement.
Notices. All notices given by you or required under this Agreement shall be in writing and addressed to: Legal Department, Accordion Technologies LLC, 31 W 52nd Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10019, or sent via email to email@example.com.
Equitable Remedies. You hereby agree that we would be irreparably damaged if the terms of this Agreement were not specifically enforced, and therefore you agree that we shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect to breaches of this Agreement, in addition to such other remedies as we may otherwise have available to us under applicable laws.
Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including the documents expressly incorporated by reference, constitutes the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the Service, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications, whether electronic, oral or written. ME1 30955656v.5
If you believe in good faith that any material posted on our Services infringes the copyright in your work, please contact our copyright agent, designated under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) (17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)), with correspondence containing the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of the owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
- Identification, with information reasonably sufficient to allow its location of the material that is claimed to be infringing;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and,
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this policy, your DMCA notice may not be valid. For any questions regarding this procedure, or to submit a complaint, please contact our designated DMCA Copyright Agent:
Copyright Agent Accordion Technologies LLC 31 W 52nd Street, 16th Floor New York, NY 10019 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Complaint Policy (Including Trademark and Privacy)
If you believe in good faith that any material posted on the Service infringes any of your rights other than in copyright, or is otherwise unlawful, you must send a notice to email@example.com containing the following information:
- Your name, physical address, e-mail address and phone number;
- A description of the material posted on the Service that you believe violates your rights or is otherwise unlawful, and which parts of said materials you believe should be remedied or removed;
- Identification of the location of the material on the Service;
- If you believe that the material violates your rights, a statement as to the basis of the rights that you claim are violated;
- If you believe that the material is unlawful or violates the rights of others, a statement as to the basis of this belief;
- A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized and that the information you are providing is accurate to the best of your knowledge and in good faith; and
- Your physical or electronic signature.
If we receive a message that complies with all of these requirements, we will evaluate the submission, and if appropriate, in our sole discretion, we will take action. We may disclose your submission to the poster of the claimed violative material, or any other party.
All notices given by you or required under this Agreement shall be in writing and addressed to: Legal Department, Accordion Technologies LLC, 31 W 52nd Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10019, or sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.