1. Laws and Regulations
Except to the extent that federal law may govern, these Terms and your access to and use of this Site are governed by, interpreted, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, USA, without reference to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located within Santa Clara County, California, USA, in the event of any dispute arising under these Terms or arising out of your use of this Site, and waive any future right to object to such jurisdiction and venue. The provisions of these Terms are severable. If any such provision is determined to be unenforceable, such unenforceability will not affect any other provision of these Terms, and these Terms will be construed as if such unenforceable provision had not been contained herein. No waiver by BestFranchise.org, of any right under or provision of these Terms will be deemed to be either a waiver of any other such right or provision or a waiver of that same right or provision at any other time.
2. Copyright and Trademarks
This Site and all information, documentation, and other content posted in or on this Site are subject to Copyright 2008-2011 BestFranchise.org, and/or its affiliates or licensors, including this Site. All rights reserved.
Except as otherwise noted on this Site, all information, documentation, and other content posted on this Site are the property of BestFranchise.org, its affiliates, its licensors, and/or its affiliates licensors. The graphics, icons, and overall appearance of this Site are the property of BestFranchise.org. The posting of information, documentation, and other content does not constitute a waiver of any of BestFranchise.org's, an affiliate's, and/or a third party licensor's proprietary rights in such information, documentation, and other content (such as, but not limited to, copyrights or trademarks) or a transfer of any such rights to you or any third party. The information, documentation, and other content posted on this Site are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws, both as individual works and as collections. You agree not to delete any copyright or similar notice from any information, documentation, and other content you obtain from this Site. You may not sell, republish, frame in another webpage, or use on another website, any of the information, documentation, and other content, or any portion thereof, posted in or on this Site without the prior written consent of BestFranchise.org. You may view, print, copy, and download portions of the information, documentation, and other content of this Site solely in connection with your use of the Site, and solely for your own individual, internal, non-commercial use or records. BestFranchise.org and its affiliates reserve the right to revoke this authorization at any time.
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BestFranchise.org and its affiliates assume no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents, functions, materials, information, products, or services contained or described on or accessed through this Site (collectively, the Information). Such Information is subject to change at any time without notice, and these Terms apply automatically to any new or modified Information.
BestFranchise.org and its affiliates do not guarantee, represent, or warrant that the Information, text, graphics, links, or other items contained or described on this Site are or will be accurate, complete, current, reliable, or suitable for any particular purpose, that your access will be uninterrupted, that the Information is free of computer viruses, or that this Site cannot be tampered with by third parties. The Information is not intended to be legal, tax or financial advice, and BestFranchise.org and its affiliates disclaim all responsibility for any claims arising from reliance on the Information.
BestFranchise.org does not guarantee and makes no representations or warranties concerning its ability to prevent unauthorized access to or tampering with the Site or information accessible through the Site. You acknowledge that information transmitted through the Internet or accessible through the Internet is never completely secure, and communications to and from you may be read, used, or intercepted by others.
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BestFranchise.org AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY COMPENSATORY, SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, OR DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHER TORT THAT MAY RESULT FROM OR BE RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS Site, ANY WEB Site OPERATED BY A THIRD PARTY, OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS Site OR ANY OTHER WEB Site. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES AND JURISDICTIONS LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF BestFranchise.org AND ITS AFFILIATES TO YOU UNDER THIS AGREEMENT EXCEED THE LESSER OF (A) THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO BestFranchise.org AND ITS AFFILIATES IN THE THREE (3) MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACCRUAL OF ANY SUCH CLAIM, OR (B) $100.00.
YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THIS Site AND/OR ANY Site-RELATED SERVICES IS TO STOP USING THIS Site AND/OR THOSE SERVICES CONTAINED ON THIS Site.
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5. User Conduct
You agree to abide by all applicable international, federal, state and local laws and regulations in your use of this Site. You agree that BestFranchise.org may terminate your use of the Site in BestFranchise.org's sole discretion for any reason.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login name and password and for any and all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to immediately notify BestFranchise.org of any unauthorized use of your password or account, or any other breach of security of which you become aware.
You shall not access or attempt to access password protected, secure, or non-public areas of the Site, except with the authorization of BestFranchise.org. BestFranchise.org has no obligation to monitor the Site; however, you acknowledge and agree that BestFranchise.org has the right to monitor the Site electronically from time to time and to disclose any information as necessary or appropriate to satisfy any law, regulation, or other governmental request, to operate the Site properly, or to protect itself or others.
You shall be solely responsible for your actions and the contents of your transmissions to the Site. You shall not transmit any materials or information to this Site that infringes on any copyright or other proprietary rights of any other person. You shall not impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your identity or affiliation with a person or entity. You shall not post or transmit: (i) any unlawful, fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, threatening, abusive, 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 foreign law; (ii) any advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities or schemes or other unsolicited commercial or non-commercial communication except as otherwise expressly permitted by BestFranchise.org; or (iii) any information or software which contains a virus, trojan horse, worm, or other harmful component.