The San Jose Group Website Terms of Use

THESE TERMS OF USE, AS MODIFIED OR AMENDED (“Terms”), ARE A BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN THE SAN JOSE GROUP CO. (“SJG” or “SJ Public Relations Inc.” or “San Jose Consulting Inc.” or “we” or “our” or “us”) AND YOU (“you” or “user”). BEFORE USING THE SAN JOSE GROUP CO. DIGITAL SITE OR ACCOUNT PAGE (“Site”), PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. BY USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND YOU AGREE TO FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES AND POLICIES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, THEN YOU MAY NOT ACCESS THE SITE. THE SAN JOSE GROUP CO. MAKES THE SITE CONTENT AND INFORMATION ON THE SITE AVAILABLE TO YOU CONDITIONED UPON YOUR ACCEPTANCE, WITHOUT MODIFICATION, OF THESE TERMS. THESE TERMS APPLY TO ALL USERS, INCLUDING VISITORS TO THE SITE.

DESCRIPTION OF WEBSITE

The San Jose Group Co. maintains this Site to provide you information, education, and communication with The San Jose Group Co. The Site is intended for the use of The San Jose Group Co., SJG employees, SJG clients, and prospective clients.

PRIVACY POLICY

The San Jose Group Co. uses it best efforts to respect the privacy of its on-line visitors.

To protect The San Jose Group Co. and its clients, The San Jose Group Co. will not accept or consider unsolicited ideas.

COPYRIGHT

All Content (with the exception of registered licensed trademarks and copyrights) included on this Site, such as, but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio clips, video clips, applications, music, photos, interactive features, digital downloads, data compilations, codes, scripts, and software (“Content”), is the property of The San Jose Group Co. or its third party content, trademarked logo/icon, copyrighted material suppliers and is protect by the United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all Content on this Site is the exclusive property of The San Jose Group Co. and/or third parties and protected by United States and international copyright laws. All rights reserved. All software used on this Site is the property of The San Jose Group Co. or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. You should assume that everything you see or read on the Site is copyrighted unless otherwise noted, and the Content may not be used without the written permission of The San Jose Group Co. except as provided in these Terms in the text on the Site.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

This Site features trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property (“Intellectual Property”) owned by or licensed to The San Jose Group Co. This Site also may contain trademarks, copyrights, patent laws, and other Intellectual Properties of third parties including our clients. All rights are reserved by their respective owners. The law and these Terms prohibit users from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works, or using any Content on this Site for commercial or public purposes.

LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS

The San Jose Group Co. grants you a limited license for your own non-commercial use to participate on the Site. You agree not to change or delete any ownership notices from materials downloaded or printed from the Site. You are not to download (other than page caching), modify, copy, translate, broadcast, perform, display, distribute, frame, reproduce, republish, post, transmit, or sell any Intellectual Property or Content appearing on the Site without The San Jose Group Co.’s prior written consent unless it is your own User Generated Content that you legally posted to the Site. Nothing in these Terms shall be interpreted as granting any license of Intellectual Property rights to you. This Site, or any portion of this Site, may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without expressed written consent of The San Jose Group Co.

USER GENERATED CONTENT

You agree that “User Generated Content” is any communications, materials, information, data, opinions, messages, notes, website links, comments, or any other Content you make available on or through the Site except Content that is owned by The San Jose Group Co. Visitors may post reviews, comments, and other User Generated Content as long as the Content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, or infringing of Intellectual Property rights and does not contain software viruses, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of spam. You also agree not to use a false-email address, or impersonate any person or entity.

COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS.

The San Jose Group Co. respects the Intellectual Property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us immediately so that we may work with you to resolve the information.

LINKS

This Site may include links to other websites operated by parties other than The San Jose Group Co. The San Jose Group Co. is not responsible and assumes no responsibility for the contents of any non-San Jose Group Co. linked Internet website, or for any potential damage arising out of, or in connection with, the use of any such link. Access to any other Internet sites linked to the Site is at your own risk. Links do not indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked Site to The San Jose Group Co. Visitors should contact us with any concerns regarding any external link.

MODIFICATION OF TERMS

You agree that we may modify, add, or remove any or all parts of these Terms at our discretion. Please check these Terms periodically for modifications. Your continued use of the Site following the posting means you have agreed to the modified Terms.

MODIFICATION OF THE SITE

We reserve the right to temporarily or permanently alter or terminate as well as restrict or block access to the Site without notice.

APPLICABLE LAW

You agree to adhere to the laws governing the state of Illinois without regard to principles or conflict of laws.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless The San Jose Group Co., SJ Public Relations Inc., San Jose Consulting, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and third party suppliers from and against all claims, losses, liabilities, expenses, damages, injuries, and costs including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees, arising from or relating in any way to your User Generated Content.

SEVERABILITY

If any provision in these Terms is held invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable, then the remainder of these Terms shall continue to be enforceable.

PROHIBITED CONDUCT

You agree not to do or attempt to do any of the following:

  1. Access or use the Site in any way that violates or is not in full compliance with any applicable local, state, national, or international law, regulation, or statute, contracts, copyrights or Intellectual Property rights.
  2. Access, tamper with, or use services or areas of the Site that you are not authorized to access.
  3. Alter information on, or obtained from, the Site.
  4. Use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access that Site or extract data or gather or use information to transmit unsolicited advertising including junk mail, spam, and/or chain letters.
  5. Impersonate of misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
  6. Reverse engineer any aspect of the Site or do anything that might discover source code or bypass measures which prevent or limit access to any area, Content, or code.
  7. Infect our Site with any harmful, illegal, deceptive, or disruptive code including a virus, spyware, adware, or other code that could impact the Site or other users.
  8. Take action which might impose a significant burden to the Site’s infrastructure or computer systems or interfere with the ordinary operation of the Site.

MISCELLANEOUS

You agree any action concerning any dispute may have with the Site must be commenced within one year after the cause of the dispute arises, or the cause of the action is barred.


Contact Information

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233 North Michigan Avenue, 24th floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5519

EMAIL sanjose@sjadv.com
TEL 312.565.7000
FAX 312.565.7500


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