Ownership of site and content
Except as expressly set forth in the Terms and Conditions governing Authorized Users’ use of the Service, all rights, title and interests in this Site, including all of the software and code that comprise and operate this Site, and all of the text, photographs, images, illustrations, graphics, audio, video and audio-video clips, and other materials provided through this Site (collectively, “Content”) are owned by SSAFE or by third parties who have licensed or provided their Content to us. This Site is protected under trademark, service mark, trade dress, copyright, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property laws. In addition, the entire Content of this Site is a collective work under U.S. and international copyright laws and treaties, and SSAFE owns the copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of the Content of this Site.
Some of the information, articles and other materials available through this Site are provided to SSAFE by third parties. Wherever practical, in our opinion, the source of these third-party materials is identified. These third-party materials are provided for Your interest and convenience only. SSAFE does not endorse these materials or the vendors who supply them to us, nor does SSAFE warrant or represent that these materials are current, accurate, complete or reliable.
The trademarks and service marks used or displayed on this Site (“Trademarks”) are registered and unregistered trademarks of SSAFE, members of SSAFE, its affiliates, or third parties. You may not use any Trademarks displayed on this Site without the prior express written permission of SSAFE or the trademark owner.
Links to third-party Web sites
Disclaimer of warranties
Your use of THIS SITE and all of the content, products and services made available through THIS SITE, is at your sole risk. THIS SITE, and all of the content, products and services made available THROUGH THIS SITE, IS provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever. To the fullest extent permitted by law, SSAFE, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, licensors and service providers, expressly disclaim all representations and warranties of any kind whatsoever, whether express, implied, or statutory, with respect to THIS SITE; the content, products and services made available through THIS SITE; your use of THIS SITE; or any Web sites to which THIS SITE IS linked. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, SSAFE, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, licensors and service providers disclaim all representations and warranties (A) of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement; (b) ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE; (c) regarding the security of this site or our systems; (d) that the content is accurate, complete, current, relevant or reliable; or (e) that your use of THIS SITE will be uninterrupted or error-free.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation of certain warranties, so some of these disclaimers may not apply to you.
Limitation of liability
YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEITHER SSAFE, NOR ANY OF ITS MEMBERS, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS, NOR ANY OF ITS AGENTS OR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE, ARE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR CONTENT WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of certain damages, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.
Modification and discontinuation
We reserve the right to discontinue or modify this Site at any time without prior notice.
Monitoring of the site
SSAFE may, from time to time, monitor, review, block or remove Uploads; however, SSAFE is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from such content nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any Uploads. You shall be solely responsible and liable for any Uploads, any activity or transactions that occur under their name or account, and any infringement of copyright, trademarks, or other rights. SSAFE is not required to host, display, or distribute any Uploads, and may, in its sole discretion, remove at any time or refuse any Uploads for any reason. SSAFE is not responsible for any loss, theft or damage of any kind to any Uploads.
Governing law, jurisdiction and venue
Effective Date: August 18th 2014
SSAFE’s Commitment To Privacy
“Personal information” is information that identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to us. Examples of personal information include your name, contact details, credit card information, information you provide when you create an account or a personal profile on our Site and information about the pages you have viewed and the path you have taken through our Site.
What Personal Information Do We Collect Through Our Site?
Information You Provide. We collect the personal information you knowingly provide (using your mouse and keyboard) when you use our Site. The information we collect depends on how you use our Site. For example, if you sign up to receive email communications from us, we collect your email address and any related information you provide. If you communicate with us using the “Contact Us” feature, we collect the information you provide when you complete the “Contact Us” form.
Generally, our site distinguishes between information we need in order to provide you with a particular product, service or to fulfill your request (“mandatory fields”), and information that although useful is optional with respect to that particular product, service or your request. Please be aware that if you do not provide us with mandatory fields we will not be able to provide you with the product or service or to fulfill your request.
Supplemental Information. From time to time, we may supplement the information you give us with information from other sources, such as information validating your address, information based on your zip code, or information about your business. We may also supplement the information you give us with information we collect from you through other channels. For example, if you are a SSAFE partner, we may supplement the information you provide online with information you provide in your other dealings with SSAFE.
Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser. We collect information that is sent to us automatically by your Web browser. This information typically includes your IP address, the identity of your Internet Service Provider, the name and version of your operating system, the name and version of your browser, the date and time of your visit, and the pages you visit. An “IP address” is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you connect to the Internet. It is used to identify your computer’s “location” in cyberspace, so that the information you request can be delivered to you. If you use a dial-up connection or a connection that assigns dynamic IP addresses, your computer will be assigned a new IP Address each time you connect to the Internet. If, however, your computer is permanently connected to the Internet using a static IP address, the IP address assigned to your computer will generally be the same each time you use your computer. Although it does not identify you by name, we treat your IP address as your personal information.
You should be aware that when you respond to an electronic communication you receive from us, for example, by opening an email, downloading images or clicking on a link in an electronic newsletter, your browser tells us that you (or someone using your email address) have done so. We use this information to improve our communication efforts. In addition, we review our server logs – which contain visitors’ IP addresses – for security and fraud prevention purposes. If criminal activity is suspected, we may share our server logs and the personal information we have collected through this Site with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.
Cookies and Similar Technologies. A cookie is a small file sent by a Web site and stored on a user’s computer which enables the Web site to remember information about you and your preferences. We use “cookies” and other Web technologies in a number of ways. For example, we may use these technologies to
- collect information about the ways visitors use our Site – which pages they visit, which links they use, and how long they stay on each page;
- to support the features and functionality of our Site – for example, to save you the trouble of reentering information already in our database or to prompt the settings you established on previous visits to our Site;
- to personalize your experience when you use our Site;
- to measure the success of our web or email advertising.
Some of these uses may involve the use of “third party cookies”; that is, cookies that are set by software used by one of our service providers, such as to carry out statistical analysis of page use, page interactions and paths through the site, or for the purposes of serving internet advertisements using an online advertising supplier.
Generally, the information we collect using these Web technologies does not identify you by name. If, however, you have created a user identity, for example, by signing up to use a password-protected area on our Site, we may link the information we collect using Web technologies to other information that identifies you personally.
If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave a Site. Although you are not required to accept our cookies when you visit our Site, if you set your browser to reject cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features and functionality of our Site.
How Does SSAFE Use Your Personal Information?
Generally we use the personal information we collect through our Site
- to provide the products, information and services you request;
- for security, credit or fraud prevention purposes;
- to provide you with effective customer service;
- to provide you with a personalized experience when you use our Site;
- to contact you with new information we believe will be of interest to you;
- to contact you with information and notices related to your use of our Site;
- to invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us;
- to better understand your needs and interests;
- to improve the content, functionality and usability of our Site;
- to improve our products and services;
- to improve our communication efforts; and
- for any other purpose identified in an applicable Privacy Notice or other agreement between SSAFE and you.
To Whom Do We Disclose Personal Information?
We may share the personal information we collect through our Site as described below:
Our Service Providers. We share personal information with companies and organizations that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that provide Web site support services to us.
As Described in a Privacy Notice. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any Privacy Notice posted on the Web page where you provide that information. By providing your personal information on that Web page you will be consenting to the disclosure of your personal information as described in that Privacy Notice.
As Described in a Click-Through Agreement. We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as described in any click-through agreement to which you have agreed.
In some circumstances we may give you choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your personal information. If so, we may ask you to indicate your choices at the time we collect your personal information. If you have created an account or a personal profile on our Site, you may be able to update some or all of your privacy choices by changing the settings on your account settings or profile page.
How Can You Access, Update or Correct Your Personal Information?
If you have created an account or a personal profile on our Site, you may be able to access and update some or all of your personal information on your account settings or profile page. In most cases, however, you will need our help. If you wish to access, update or correct your personal information, please contact us. We will respond to you within a reasonable time and within the time limits established by applicable law. We may ask you for additional information to verify your identity. In most cases, we will provide access and correct or delete any inaccurate information you discover. In some cases, however, we may limit or deny your request if the law permits or requires us to do so or if we are unable to verify your identify.
Although we take commercially reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality, integrity and security of your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. For this reason we urge users to take every precaution to protect their personal information while using the Internet.
Password Protection. Certain areas of our Site are password protected. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your passwords. We have the right to assume that anyone accessing one of our Site using a password assigned to you has the right to do so. You will be solely responsible for the activities of anyone accessing our Site using a password assigned to you, even if the individual is not, in fact authorized by you. If you have reason to believe that your password has been compromised or used without authorization, you must promptly change it using the functionality provided on the Site.
Links to Third-Party Web Sites
Our Site is not directed at children under the age of 13, and we do not use our Site to knowingly solicit personal information from or market to children under the age of 13. If we learn that someone under 13 has provided personally identifiable information through our Site, we will use reasonable efforts to remove that information from our databases.
Special Notice for Visitors
BY USING THIS SITE, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THE COLLECTION, USE, AND TRANSFER OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION IN OR TO THE UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.