Terms and Conditions
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All rights reserved
ATTENTION: This legal notice applies to the entire contents of the web site under the domain name helpsresourcecenter.com (“Site”) and to any correspondence by e-mail between HRC and any User (as defined below). Please read these terms and conditions carefully before using the Site. Use of the Site indicates that you accept these terms and conditions regardless of whether or not you choose to register with us. If you do not accept these terms and conditions please do not use this Site.
Prior to use of the Site please visit and read the following web pages:-
Notification of Site Changes
These terms and conditions (“User Terms”) apply to all persons who access the Site (“User”). By accessing the Site, each User acknowledges acceptance of these terms and conditions. HELPS Resource Center, Inc. (“HRC”) reserves the right to change these User Terms from time to time at its sole discretion without prior notification. Any change will be deemed to take effect twenty four (24) hours after posting on the Site and will be deemed to be accepted by Users who continue to access the Site thereafter. In the case of any violation of these User Terms, HRC reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law and in equity for such violations.
Ownership and Copyright
All documents, information or materials (“Information”) on the Site are protected by copyright and, unless indicated otherwise, at all times remain the property of HRC. Subject to paragraph 2.2 below, no portion of the Information on the Site may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, without prior written permission from HRC. Visitors or users are not permitted to modify, distribute, publish, transmit or create derivative works of any material found on this site for any public or commercial purposes.
Users shall be permitted to reproduce the information on this Site (but not the computer source or object code or any part thereof, copy or use of which is strictly forbidden) for the purposes of the Users own personal research or private study.). This permission is granted on the basis that:-
(a) no text or related graphics are modified in any way;
(b) no graphics are used separately from the corresponding text; and
(c) All text and graphics are to be clearly and conspicuously marked with HRC copyright notice as follows: “Copyright © HELPS Resource Center, Inc. Ltd. (http://www.helpsresourcecenter.com)”
If any User breaches any term of this paragraph 2 his permission to use the Site automatically terminates and he must destroy any downloaded or printed extracts from the Site immediately.
Any rights not expressly granted in these User Terms are reserved.
The trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Site are the property of HRC or other third parties. Users are not permitted to use these Marks without the prior written consent of HRC or such third party (as appropriate).
Any use by HRC of third party Marks on the Site does not imply any sponsorship or endorsement on the part of HRC of the products and/or services to which those Marks relate. Such Marks are only used by HRC to identify the products and/or services of their respective owners.
HRC makes no warranty or representation as to the suitability of the Information contained or referred to in, or accessible from, the Site (“Site Information”), for any purpose. All Site Information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, all warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. The Site Information could include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein; these changes may be incorporated in new editions of the Site at any time without notice. HRC expressly disclaims liability for any errors or omissions in the Site Information contained or referred to in, or accessible from, the Site or any web-site linked to or from the Site.
Disclosure; Forward-Looking Statements
Some of the information on the Site may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of HRC or companies which exhibit on the Site. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially.
Links To and From Third Party Sites
Links to third party websites on the Site are provided solely for your convenience. If you use these links, you leave the Site. HRC has not reviewed all of these third party websites and does not control and is not responsible for these websites or their content or availability. HRC therefore does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any material found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.
Any User may create links to the Site on the basis that he links to, but does not replicate, the home page of the Website, and subject to the following conditions:
(a) he does not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the HRC logo;
(b) he does not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around the Site;
(c) he does not in any way imply that HRC is endorsing any products or services other than its own;
(d) he does not misrepresent his relationship with HRC nor present any other false information about HRC;
(e) he does not otherwise use any HRC trademarks displayed on the Site without express written permission from HRC;
(f) he does not link from a website that is not owned by him; and
(g) his website does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
HRC expressly reserves the right to revoke the right granted in paragraph 6.2 for breach of the User Terms or of any other terms and conditions (including those relating to exhibitors) which govern a User, and to take any action it deems appropriate.
Each User shall fully indemnify HRC for any loss or damage suffered by HRC or any of its group companies for breach.
Limitation of Liability
HRC and its officers, directors, shareholders or agents exclude any liability for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damage, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts or loss or damage arising from or connected in any way to business interruption and whether in tort, contract or otherwise) in connection with the use or inability to use or the results of use of the Site or any web site linked to or from the Site, including but not limited to viruses that may infect your computer hardware or software.
Nothing in these User Terms shall exclude or limit HRC’s liability for death or personal injury caused by HRC fraud or any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Limitation of Liability. HRC WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF INCOME, PROFITS, DATA, OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY, USE OR INFORMATION, ARISING UNDER THIS AGREEMENT REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION OR THEORY OF RELIEF, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Any liability for direct damages arising under this Agreement, regardless of the form of action or theory of relief, is limited to the purchase price of the Product. No action arising out of the transactions under this Agreement may be brought by you more than one (1) year after the damage, loss or expense occurred. HRC is not liable for any claim made by a third party or made by you for a third party.
While HRC endeavors to ensure that the Site is normally available 24 hours a day, HRC shall not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time for any period.
Access to the Site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond the control of HRC.
Visitor Material and Conduct
Users are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Site any material:
(a) that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; or
(b) for which that User has not obtained all necessary licenses and/or approvals; or
(c) which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world; or
(d) which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).
No User may misuse the Site (including, without limitation, by hacking).
HRC will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing HRC to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach.
Accuracy of Data/Corrections. HRC obtains certain data directly from the manufacturer, publisher or supplier of Products and is not responsible for pricing, typographical or other errors in any such data. In addition, availability of third-party Product is subject to change without notice. HRC reserves the right to cancel orders related to such errors or Product discontinuation or unavailability, and to correct this web site at any time, including pricing errors not detected until after HRC’s confirmation or e-mail response.
The Site uses “cookies” to enhance the functionality of the Site and to make transactions and other activities more convenient and efficient for users. Whilst disabling cookies will still allow a User to use the Site, it may prevent a User from being able to process transactions on the Site. For more information on cookies, please see www.aboutcookies.org.
Communications from the Site
Special Offers and Updates
We send all new Users a welcoming email to confirm their password and username. Established Users will occasionally receive information on products, services, special deals, and a newsletter. Out of respect for the privacy of our Users we present the option to not receive these types of communications. Customers can unsubscribe via the unsubscribe mechanism at the bottom of each email.
If a User wishes to subscribe to our newsletter(s), we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Out of respect for our users privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications via the unsubscribe mechanism at the bottom of each email or by sending an email with the Users name and “Opt-Out” in the message.
We communicate with users on a regular basis to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to their account we reply via email or phone, in accordance with the user’s wishes.
Website Usage Information
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Site. We do not link your IP address to any personally identifiable information. We use tracking information to determine which areas our site users’ visit based on traffic to those areas. HRC does not track what individual users read, but rather how often each page is visited. This helps us maintain a superior and informative website for you.
HRC has made and continues to make, substantial investments in the latest server, database, backup and firewall technologies to protect our information assets. All data resides in a tightly controlled, secure data center. These investments mean that information about the identity and preferences of individual members should never be accessible to anyone outside HRC. We will maintain safeguards to protect the security of these servers and your personally identifiable information. Payment information is transmitted using a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection and, once stored, are maintained using physical and technical security measures within the secure data center.
Although we take all reasonable precautions to protect our Users’ information, due to the open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that any information stored on our servers, or transmitted to or from you, will be free from unauthorized access. By using the Site, you understand and agree to assume these risks.
HRC may use a User’s contact information to communicate with the User regarding product and service updates, patches, policy changes, billing and other activities relating to the use of the Site, and for marketing purposes.
HRC reserves the right to disclose any information if such action is necessary (a) to conform to the requirements of law or to comply with legal process or notice served on HRC, (b) to protect and defend the legal rights or property of HRC, the Site or its Users, or (c) in an emergency, to protect the health and safety of its Users or the general public. HRC further reserves the right to release any information concerning any User if that User participates (or is reasonably suspected of participating) in any illegal activity, even without a notice, warrant, or other court order. Finally, HELPS Resource Center, Inc. reserves the right to cooperate with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using our servers or services for illegal activities, and to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement agencies for investigation or prosecution.
Your email address is used to only send you information that you have requested. As part of your use of the Site, HRC allows you to elect to receive, or not receive, certain information from HRC. HRC adheres strictly to permission-based email policy. Except where requested, HRC will not send you unsolicited email information, commercial offers or advertisements. HRC will not sell, rent, or loan our contact lists (including customer data) to any outside firms. All emails that you have requested will have an option to unsubscribe. HRC endeavors to fulfil unsubscribe requests quickly so that no further communications are sent to Users who have stated that they do not wish to receive the specified information. From time to time we may need to contact you to advise on alterations to the Site and/or updates to this or other policies.