These are the Terms of Service for 'Firehouse' and for the services available through or at Firehouse (the "Services," or a "Service"). This "Agreement" is a legal agreement between you (an individual) and Firehouse, and its suppliers and licensors concerning the operation of Firehouse and your use of any Service.
The Services include access to free and paid content and interactive services available through Firehouse.
Firehouse is owned and operated by Cygnus Business Media, Inc., a Delaware corporation. Unless otherwise indicated in this Agreement, all communications with Firehouse should be directed to Firehouse by e-mail to email@example.com or by mail to Firehouse, 1233 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.
Firehouse does not require registration to access or view any free content and services within the site.
Basic (non-paid) registration is required to participate in various online services, including, but not limited to, Forums, Chat, some content submission, and other services as indicated throughout the service.
You agree to provide complete and accurate information in your registration process, and you agree not to provide any registration information that is false, misleading or incorrect. You also agree to notify us if any of your registration information changes.
If at any time we have any reason to believe that any of your registration information is inaccurate, untrue, incomplete or otherwise incorrect, we reserve the right to terminate this Agreement.
Additionally, we may refuse to grant you a specific username that may be misconstrued as another individual, is illegal, protected by trademark or other proprietary rights law, is offensive or vulgar, may cause harm or confusion to others, or any other instance as determined by our sole discretion.
Access to Services
Content License and Requirements
The content made available through Firehouse is our property and copyright, and/or the property of the authors, content partners and licensors, and is protected by copyright and intellectual property laws. You may display or print the content available through Firehouse for your personal, non-commercial use only. Content may not be reused, rebroadcast, or redistributed on the web, print or elsewhere without the prior written permission of Firehouse and/or the content provider. Some materials may be available for non-commercial training purposes. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . You agree to use the content and services within Firehouse in a manner that complies with all applicable laws in the jurisdictions in which you use them, including application restrictions on copyright and intellectual property rights. As outlined above, you may not permit other individuals to access content and services within Firehouse with your user account.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE Firehouse SITE OR MATERIALS OR FUNCTIONS ON ANY SUCH SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT [INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE], OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING Firehouse AND ITS SERVICES.
Right to Terminate or Modify Agreement, Services
Firehouse may modify or terminate the terms of the Agreement of Services, including but not limited to price, content, types of Services, upon notice to the registrant. In the event of this change, you may terminate this Agreement and any Services by written notice to Firehouse.
Such notice of a change or termination of this Agreement or Services may be provided by e-mail or by posting the changes in an appropriate location on the Web site.
This Agreement will automatically terminate if you fail to comply with any term within or in the Terms of Service of a sub-feature including, but not limited to, chat and forums.
Privacy - General Overview
Firehouse uses this information to:
Chats, Forums and Other Online Communication
Firehouse hosts a variety of online instant and archived communication, including, but not limited to, chat, hosted discussions, message boards (forums) and e-mail. Each of these Services may include its own Terms of Service with specific rules, regulations and guidelines for use of said service. Participation in any of these Services binds the user to this Agreement and the Terms of Service of said Service.
Such services are intended to serve as discussion and information centers and resources for Firehouse registrants. Information provided within may be provided by said registrants, contributors, staff or others connected or not connected with Firehouse, and its parent company, Cygnus Business Media, Inc., some of whom may use anonymous screen names or aliases. Messages or statements posted by individuals within these services may be deceptive, incorrect, not factual, misleading or otherwise false, intentionally or unintentionally. We do not endorse nor are we responsible for any opinions, advice, content, omissions, hyperlinks, images, articles, information or statements made or displayed within these Services by third parties. Under no circumstances are we, our partners, contributors or suppliers, or their agents, liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance or beliefs of information contained within these discussion-type Services. The opinions and information expressed within these Services is solely that of the poster, and does not reflect that of Firehouse, its parent company Cygnus Business Media, Inc. or any of its affiliates or partners. While we attempt to respond to specific issues and complaints that are brought to our attention, we have no obligation to monitor the content of these areas.
You acknowledge and agree we have the right to monitor any transmission made through a Firehouse Service, including, but not limited to, chat, forums, and Firehouse hosted or affiliated e-mail, to alter and remove any materials without limitation, to remove any user and terminate this Agreement for any real or perceived violation of this Agreement or that of a specific service, or for no reason whatsoever.
We will disclose such materials and circumstances surrounding its transmission to any third party, including law enforcement and legal officials, in order to operate our Web site properly, to protect ourselves, our sponsors, and our registrants and visitors.
Notice Specific to Materials and Links Available on This Website
Use of any copyrighted materials, including but not limited to text, photos, graphics and sounds, is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.
Elements of Firehouse and Cygnus Business Media websites are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound or image from any Cygnus Business Media website may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by Firehouse and Cygnus Business Media. Firehouse and Cygnus Business Media reserve the right to revoke such permission without notice.
Firehouse AND CYGNUS BUSINESS MEDIA AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THIS SERVER FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND CYGNUS BUSINESS MEDIA AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL Firehouse AND CYGNUS BUSINESS MEDIA AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THIS SERVER.
THE DOCUMENTS AND RELATED GRAPHICS PUBLISHED ON THIS SERVER COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. CYGNUS PUBLISHING AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE PRODUCT(S) AND/OR THE PROGRAM(S) DESCRIBED HEREIN AT ANY TIME.
NOTICES REGARDING SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL Firehouse OR CYGNUS BUSINESS MEDIA AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTS, PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM THIS SERVER.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES WILL LET YOU LEAVE Firehouse AND CYGNUS BUSINESS MEDIA SITES. THE LINKED SITES ARE NOT UNDER THE CONTROL OF Firehouse OR CYGNUS BUSINESS MEDIA AND NEITHER Firehouse OR CYGNUS BUSINESS MEDIA IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENTS OF ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY LINK CONTAINED IN A LINKED SITE, OR ANY CHANGES OR UPDATES TO SUCH SITES. Firehouse AND CYGNUS BUSINESS MEDIA IS PROVIDING THESE LINKS TO YOU ONLY AS A CONVENIENCE, AND THE INCLUSION OF ANY LINK DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT BY Firehouse OR CYGNUS BUSINESS MEDIA OF THE SITE.
CHOICE OF LAW; CHOICE OF FORUM; WAIVER OF JURY TRIAL. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Maryland and of the United States. Any dispute or lawsuit against Firehouse or Cygnus Business Media, Inc. which concerns this Agreement or which arises in any manner out of the use or operation of the Firehouse website shall be brought solely in a state or Federal court in and for Prince George's County, Maryland, unless Firehouse or Cygnus Business Media, Inc. consents in writing to a different court or forum. EACH PARTY WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY SUCH DISPUTE OR LAWSUIT.
COPYRIGHT NOTICE. Copyright (c) 2011, Firehouse, a division of Cygnus Business Media, Inc, 1233 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 U.S.A. All rights reserved.
TRADEMARKS. Firehouse and other section titles are trademarks of Cygnus Business Media Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.