Family Business Terms and Conditions

The following terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions") govern your use of this Web site (the "Site"), and by accessing, viewing, or using the material in the Site, you indicate that you understand the Terms and Conditions and agree to be legally bound by them. You should not use this site if you do not wish to engage in an agreement about the Terms and Conditions (this "Agreement").

Use and Accuracy

Unless expressly provided otherwise on an article, you may download and make a copy of the content retrieved from the Web site, or other downloadable materials displayed on it, provided (a) it is used only for your personal, informational, non-commercial purposes, and (b) you do not remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices. Except as expressly provided otherwise, no part of this Web site, including but not limited to materials retrieved therefrom and the underlying code, may be reproduced, republished, copied, transmitted, or distributed in any form or by any means. In addition, materials from this Web site may not be stored in any information storage and retrieval system, without prior written permission from Family Business.

This Site is designed to provide general information about the business and services of Family Publishing Company ("Family Business"). While we endeavor to keep these materials accurate and up-to-date, Family Business does not warrant or represent, either expressly or by implication, that the information contained or referenced herein is up-to-date, accurate or complete and Family Business shall not be liable in any way for possible errors or omissions in the contents hereof. In addition, we reserve the right to alter the content of this Site and the terms and conditions under which it is offered in any way without prior notification, and will not be liable in any way for possible consequences of such changes. Family Business reserves the right to terminate your access to the Site or any portion of this Site without notice in the event that you violate these Terms and Conditions.

Intellectual Property

All material contained in this Site is protected by law, including but not limited to, United States copyright and trademark laws, as well as other state, national and international laws and regulations. Except as indicated, the entire content of www.familybusinessmagazine.com is © 2009 Family Business Publishing Company, and any commercial use requires written permission of Family Business. Family Business also owns a copyright in this Site as a collective work and/or compilation, and in the selection, coordination, arrangement, organization and enhancement of such content. You may use, reproduce, distribute or reprint materials available from this Site for your personal and non-commercial use, provided (i) proper copyright notices appear in all reproductions, (ii) no documents or related images are modified in any way; and (iii) no graphic images available from this Site are used, copied or distributed separate from accompanying text. Any text materials in the Web site may not be modified in any way. The trademarks FAMILY BUSINESS MAGAZINE, FB FORUM, and all other marks designating Family Business's services are proprietary trademarks of Family Business; use or misuse of these trademarks is expressly prohibited and may violate federal and state trademark laws. Please be advised that Family Business enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability

USE OF THIS SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEITHER FAMILY BUSINESS NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED OR SUBMITTED TO THE SITE, AND THE RISK OF INJURY RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. THESE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

FAMILY BUSINESS AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST REVENUES OR LOST PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF, ACCESS TO, INABILITY TO USE THESE MATERIALS, OR FOR ANY LOSS RESULTING FROM A CAUSE OVER WHICH THEY DO NOT HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL.

This Site may contain links to other Internet Web sites for the convenience of users in locating information that may be of interest. These sites are maintained by third parties over which Family Business exercises no control and, accordingly, Family Business expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the information and/or quality of products or services provided by or advertised on these third-party sites. Family Business's inclusion of links to any Web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such Web sites or any association with their operators.

Applicable Laws and Jurisdictional Issues

In connection with use of this Web site, you shall abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws, including those pertaining to such areas as libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, and copyright or trademark infringement.

These Terms and Conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States of America, without reference to its choice of law rules. All activity occurring in connection with the site (including, but not limited to, accessing pages, downloading materials or other activities initiated by you) is presumed to occur in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Furthermore, if you accept these Terms and Conditions, you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal and state courts presiding in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and agree to accept service of process by mail and hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is declared invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, then such provision will be automatically adjusted to the minimum extent necessary to conform to the requirements for validity as declared at such time and, as so adjusted, will be incorporated as a part of these Terms and Conditions as though originally included and the remaining parts will continue to remain in effect. A printed version of these Terms and Conditions and of any notice given in electronic form will be admissible in any proceeding relating to these Terms and Conditions to the same extent as if in writing and signed by each party.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Family Business, its affiliates, and all of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, proprietors, partners, shareholders, servants, agents, predecessors, successors, assigns, and attorneys from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, injuries, liabilities, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorney's fees and litigation expenses) relating to your use of the Site and any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions.

Family Business is not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet. For more private communication, you may also contact us by telephone at 1-800-637-4464 or 215-567-3200 or write to us at Family Business Publishing Company, 1845 Walnut Street, Suite 900, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4710, USA.

Correspondence

Family Business is pleased to hear from users of our Web site and welcomes your feedback and suggestions about how to improve this Site. We must, however, regretfully ask that you do not send us any copyrighted or proprietary information. If you send such information, the information shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of Family Business. Any ideas, suggestions, or any other material received through this Site will be deemed to include permission for us to adopt, publish, reproduce, disseminate, transmit, distribute, copy, use or act on such communications without additional approval or consideration, and you hereby waive any claim to the contrary.

Export Controls

This Site is controlled and operated by Family Business from its offices within the United States. Family Business makes no representation that materials in the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own volition and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You agree not to export or re-export software, information or data to any country, person or entity subject to United States Export restrictions.

Termination

This Agreement is effective until terminated by either party. However, this Agreement's jurisdictional provisions shall remain in force for any dispute that arises over prior activities on this Site, regardless of whether or not either party has terminated the agreement. We reserve the right to update this Agreement from time to time and without notice. Updates will, in no way, relieve you of your obligations under earlier versions of this Agreement. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of the terms of the agreement in place at the moment of use.

Entire Agreement

These Terms and Conditions and the other terms and conditions as may be found throughout the Site constitute the entire agreement between you and Family Business with respect to your use of the Site. You acknowledge that, in providing you access to and use of the Site, Family Business has relied on your agreement to be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions.