Membership in GEO and use of the GEO web site is subject to the following Terms of Participation, which may be updated from time to time without notice; provided that, Section 7 (Content Provided to GEO) is not altered without prior notice to and acceptance by you.
Welcome to GEO. Membership in GEO and use of the GEO web site is subject to the following Terms of Participation ("TOP"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you; provided that, we will not alter Section 7 ("Content Submitted to GEO") without prior notice to and acceptance by you.
GEO provides users with access to a rich collection of on-line resources. In order to fully realize the membership benefits of GEO, you must obtain access to the World Wide Web, either directly or through devices that access web-based content, and pay any service fees associated with such access. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the World Wide Web, including a computer and modem or other access device.
In consideration of your GEO membership and use of the GEO web site, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by GEO's registration form (such information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or GEO has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, GEO has the right to suspend or terminate your access to the web site and refuse any and all current or future use of the web site (or any portion thereof).
You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not GEO, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post or otherwise transmit via the web site. GEO makes every effort to verify the quality and accuracy of information submitted to the web site, but cannot guarantee the Content posted on the web site and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content.
You agree to not use the web site to:
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
GEO does not claim ownership of the Content you place on the web site. By submitting Content to GEO for inclusion on the web site, you grant GEO the worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing the information on GEO's Internet properties. This license exists only for as long as you continue to be a GEO member and shall be terminated at the time your GEO membership is terminated.
You acknowledge that GEO may prescreen Content, and that GEO and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content that is available via the web site. Without limiting the foregoing, GEO and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOP or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.
You agree to indemnify and hold GEO, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, directors or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your Content, your use of the web site, your connection to the web site, your violation of the TOP, or your violation of any rights of another.
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the web site, use of the web site, or access to the web site.
You acknowledge that GEO may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the web site.
GEO reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the web site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that GEO shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the web site.
You agree that GEO, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, use of the web site or use of any other GEO service, and remove and discard any Content within the web site, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if GEO believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOP. GEO may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the web site, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the web site under any provision of this TOP may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that GEO may immediately bar any further access to the web site. Further, you agree that GEO shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the web site.
GEO runs advertisements and promotions on the web site. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by GEO on the web site is subject to change. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the web site, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that GEO shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the web site.
GEO may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because GEO has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that GEO is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that GEO shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
You acknowledge and agree that the web site and any necessary software used in connection with the web site ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the web site or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by GEO or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the web site or the Software, in whole or in part.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT GEO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF GEO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE WEB SITE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEB SITE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEB SITE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 16 AND 17 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
GEO respects the intellectual property rights of others and we ask our users to do the same.
The TOP constitute the entire agreement between you and GEO and govern your use of the web site, superseding any prior agreements between you and GEO (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the TOP). The TOP and the relationship between you and GEO shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and GEO agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Santa Clara, California. The failure of GEO to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOP shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOP is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOP remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TOP must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the TOP are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Please report any violations of the TOP to the GEO Office.