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Use of the Higgs Communications Web Site and the Internet
You understand that you may access both Higgs Communications and the Internet in general through the Service. You understand further that, except for information, products or services clearly identified as being supplied by Higgs Communications, neither Higgs Communications nor any of its affiliates operates or controls any information, products or services on the Internet in any way and that, except for such Higgs Communications-identified information, products or services, all merchandise, information and services offered or made available or accessible through Higgs Communications or on the Internet generally are offered or made available or accessible by third parties who are not affiliated with Higgs Communications or its affiliates. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF HIGGS COMMUNICATIONS AND THE INTERNET. NEITHER HIGGS COMMUNICATIONS NOR ITS AFFILIATES MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT, OR THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE) WITH REGARD TO ANY MERCHANDISE, INFORMATION OR SERVICE PROVIDED THROUGH HIGGS COMMUNICATIONS OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY, AND THEY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY COST OR DAMAGE ARISING EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY SUCH TRANSACTION. IT IS SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS AND USEFULNESS OF ALL OPINIONS, ADVICE, SERVICES AND OTHER INFORMATION, AND THE QUALITY AND MERCHANTABILITY OF ALL MERCHANDISE, PROVIDED THROUGH HIGGS COMMUNICATIONS OR ON THE INTERNET GENERALLY.
YOU UNDERSTAND FURTHER THAT THE INTERNET CONTAINS UNEDITED MATERIALS SOME OF WHICH ARE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT OR MAY BE OFFENSIVE TO YOU. YOU ACCESS SUCH MATERIALS AT YOUR OWN RISK. HIGGS COMMUNICATIONS HAS NO CONTROL OVER AND ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR SUCH MATERIALS.
No Service Warranties
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UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL HIGGS COMMUNICATIONS, ITS AFFILIATES OR ITS CONTRACTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT IN ANY WAY FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE OR TO ACCESS THE INTERNET OR ANY PART THEREOF, OR YOUR RELIANCE ON OR USE OF INFORMATION, SERVICES OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION, OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE.
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Making Purchases On the Service
If you wish to make purchases on the Service, you may be asked by the merchant or information or service provider from whom you are making the purchase to supply certain information, including credit card or other payment mechanism information. You agree that all information you provide any merchant or information or service provider on the Service for purposes of making purchases will be accurate, complete and current. The merchants and information and service providers offering merchandise, information and services on the Service set their own prices and may change prices or institute new prices at any time. You agree to pay all charges incurred by users of your account and credit card or other payment mechanism at the prices in effect when such charges are incurred. You also will be responsible for paying any applicable taxes relating to purchases on the Service.
User Conduct On the Service
While using the Service, you may not:
- restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Internet;
- post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, or otherwise objectionable information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law, including without limitation the U.S. export control laws and regulations;
- post or transmit any information or software which contains a virus, cancelbot, trojan horse, worm or other harmful component;
- post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or in any way exploit any information, software or other material obtained through the Service for commercial purposes (other than as expressly permitted by the provider of such information, software or other material);
- upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, or distribute in any way, information, software or other material obtained through the Service which is protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without obtaining permission of the copyright owner or rightholder; or
- upload, post, publish, reproduce, transmit or distribute in any way any component of the Service itself or derivative works with respect thereto, as the Service is copyrighted as a collective work under U.S. and International copyright laws.
Higgs Communications has no obligation to monitor the Service. However, you agree that Higgs Communications has the right to monitor the Service electronically from time to time and to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or other governmental request, to operate the Service properly, or to protect itself or its subscribers. Higgs Communications will not intentionally monitor or disclose any private electronic-mail message unless required by law. Higgs Communications reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that, in its sole discretion, are unacceptable, undesirable, or in violation of this Agreement.
You understand and agree that, unless you notify Higgs Communications to the contrary at the address here, Higgs Communications may publish your name and other consumer information in one or more directories which may be accessed by other Internet users; in addition, unless you notify Higgs Communications to the contrary as provided above, Higgs Communications may make such information available to third parties from time to time. You understand further that merchants on Higgs Communications web sites may have access to such information and may make it available to third parties in accordance with their normal practices unless you notify those merchants directly that you do not wish such information made available.
Failure to Comply With Terms and Conditions
Higgs Communications may deny you access to all or part of the Service without notice if you engage in any conduct or activities that Higgs Communications in its sole discretion believes violates any of the terms and conditions in this Agreement. If Higgs Communications denies you access to the Service because of such a violation, you shall have no right (1) to access through Higgs Communications any materials stored on the Internet, (2) to obtain any credit(s) otherwise due to you, and such credit(s) will be forfeited, (3) to access third party services, merchandise or information on the Internet through Higgs Communications, and Higgs Communications shall have no responsibility to notify any third-party providers of services, merchandise or information nor any responsibility for any consequences resulting from lack of notification.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Higgs Communications and its affiliates harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to any violation of this Agreement by you or authorized users of your account, or in connection with the use of the Service or the Internet or the placement or transmission of any message, information, software or other materials on the Internet by you or authorized users of your account.
In the event that any portion of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
Higgs Communications's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement.
Higgs Communications may modify this Agreement from time to time by placing a notice of such modification in the "Higgs Communications Information" area, and your continued use of the Service following notice of such modification shall be deemed to be your acceptance of any such modification. It is your responsibility to check the "Information" area regularly to determine whether this Agreement has been modified. If you do not agree to any modification of this Agreement, you must immediately stop using the Service.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. Any cause of action you may have with respect to the Service must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Higgs Communications with respect to the Service.