All content and functionality on the Site, including text, graphics, logos, icons, images, and videos and the selection and arrangement thereof, in addition to any concepts, know-how, tools, frameworks, software, applications or other technology, algorithms, models, processes, and industry perspectives underlying or embedded in the foregoing, along with any enhancements to or derivative works thereof (the “Site Content”) is the exclusive property of Blue Ridge or its licensors and, to the extent applicable, is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Neither the Site Content nor functionality of the Site, may be copied, reproduced, modified, reverse engineered, altered (including the removal or disabling of any security or technological safeguards, disclaimers, or legends) uploaded, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without our written permission, except for those uses specified in Section 3 – Use of site content. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.
The trademarks, service marks, designs, and logos (collectively, the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are the registered and unregistered Trademarks of Blue Ridge and its licensors. You agree that, except as expressly permitted by us (e.g., through social media sharing tools provided on the Site) or by our licensors, where applicable, you will not refer to or attribute any information to Blue Ridge or its licensors in any public medium (e.g., press release, websites, or public social media) for advertising or promotion purposes, or for the purpose of informing or influencing any third party and that you will not use or reproduce any Trademark of, or imply any endorsement by or relationship with, Blue Ridge or its licensors.
3. Use of Site Content
Blue Ridge hereby grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license for the term hereof to access and download, display, and print one copy of the Site Content on any single computer solely for your internal, business use, provided that you do not modify the Site Content in any way (including creating derivative works thereof), that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the Site Content, and that you otherwise comply with these Terms. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, reverse engineer, distribute, transmit, post, or disclose the Site Content without Blue Ridge’s prior written consent. In addition, you may not “mirror” the Site Content or any portion thereof without Blue Ridge’s express written consent. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting directly or indirectly, or by implication any license or right to use any Blue Ridge intellectual property other than as expressly set forth herein. The license granted in this section terminates automatically and immediately if you do not comply with these Terms.
4. User Postings
You acknowledge and agree that Blue Ridge shall own and have the unrestricted right to use, publish, and otherwise exploit any and all information that you post or otherwise publish on the Site in postings, forums or message boards, questionnaire, survey responses, and otherwise, and you acknowledge and agree that, by providing us any such submission, you automatically grant, and hereby do grant, to us a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, assignable, sublicensable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license and right to use, reproduce, publish, distribute, modify and otherwise exploit such submission for any purpose, and in any form or media, not prohibited by applicable law. In addition, you hereby waive any claims against Blue Ridge for any alleged or actual infringements of any rights of privacy or publicity, intellectual property rights, moral rights, or rights of attribution in connection with Blue Ridge’s use and publication of such submissions.
You covenant that you shall not post or otherwise publish on the Site any materials that (a) are threatening, libelous, defamatory, harassing, or obscene; (b) would constitute, or that encourage conduct that would constitute, a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate law; (c) infringe the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third parties; (d) contain a computer virus or other destructive element; (e) contain advertising; (f) constitute or contain false or misleading statements; or (g) violates these Terms.
Blue Ridge does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of information posted to the Site by users. In addition, Blue Ridge does not and cannot review all information posted to the Site by users and is not responsible for such information. However, Blue Ridge reserves the right to refuse to post and the right to remove any information, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason.
5. Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
The content and functionality on the site is provided with the understanding that blue ridge is not engaged in rendering professional advice or services to you, no site content is intended to serve as or shall be deemed investment, legal, tax, accounting or other regulated advice. You shall remain solely responsible for your use of all site content and acknowledge that any reliance upon the site content shall be entirely at your sole option and risk. All content and functionality on the site is provided “as is,” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Blue Ridge and its third-party content providers make no warranties, express or implied, as to the ownership, accuracy, or adequacy of the site content. Blue Ridge shall have no liability or responsibility for any information published on linked websites, contained in any user submissions published on the site, or provided by third parties. Neither blue ridge nor its third-party content providers shall be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages or losses or for lost revenues or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages or losses and regardless of the theory of liability.
You hereby indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Blue Ridge and all of its predecessors, successors, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, shareholders, investors, employees, agents, representatives, and attorneys and their respective heirs, successors, and assigns (“Blue Ridge Indemnified Parties”) from and against any and all liability, expenses, costs, or other losses (“Losses”) incurred by Blue Ridge and/or Blue Ridge Indemnified Parties in connection to any claims arising out of your use of the Site and/or any breach by you of these Terms, including the representations, warranties and covenants you made, if any, by agreeing to these Terms. Blue Ridge reserves the right to assume, at its own expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.
7. Third-party websites & Providers
8. Governing law; jurisdiction
These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Virginia without reference to the principles of conflicts of laws thereof. Any disputes under these Terms shall be resolved in the appropriate state or federal court located in Delaware.
9. Arbitration Agreement
All controversies, disputes, disagreements, causes of action, and claims arising out of or relating to these Terms will be settled by arbitration in McLean, Virginia, administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules. A “dispute” may also include any disagreement about this Arbitration Agreement’s meaning, application, or enforcement.
Either you or we may submit a dispute to binding arbitration. If there are any differences between the AAA Rules and this Arbitration Agreement, this Arbitration Agreement applies. If this Arbitration Agreement is in dispute, the arbitrator will decide whether it is enforceable.
The arbitration will be conducted in the English language. No party will be entitled to join or consolidate disputes by or against others as a representative or member of a class or to act in any arbitration in the interests of the general public. If any provision related to a class action, class arbitration, other representative action, joinder, or consolidation is found to be illegal or unenforceable, such provision will be severable from the remainder of the Arbitration Agreement. Judgment on any award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
You acknowledge that Blue Ridge may modify these Terms at any time in our discretion. In the event these Terms are modified, we will publish those Terms on our website.