Terms & Conditions
The “WorldWide Interpreters Website” is the interactive online service operated by WorldWide Interpreters, Inc. (WorldWide Interpreters) on the World Wide Web of the Internet, consisting of information services and content provided by WorldWide Interpreters, affiliates of WorldWide Interpreters and other third parties. “Visitor” means each person who establishes or accesses a connection (“Account”) for access to and use of the WorldWide Interpreters Website.
A. This Agreement, which incorporates by reference other provisions applicable to use of the WorldWide Interpreters Website, including, but not limited to, supplemental terms and conditions set forth in paragraph 14 hereof (“Supplemental Terms”) governing the use of certain specific material contained in the WorldWide Interpreters Website, sets forth the terms and conditions that apply to use of WorldWide Interpreters Website. By using the WorldWide Interpreters Website (other than to read this Agreement for the first time), Visitor agrees to comply with all of the terms and conditions hereof. The right to use the WorldWide Interpreters Website is personal to Visitor and is not transferable to any other person or entity. The visitor is responsible for all use of Visitor’s Account (under any screen name or password) and for ensuring that all use of Visitor’s Account complies fully with the provisions of this Agreement. Visitor shall be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of Visitor’s password(s) if any.
B. WorldWide Interpreters shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the WorldWide Interpreters Website, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use.
3. CHANGED TERMS
WorldWide Interpreters shall have the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to Visitor’s use of the WorldWide Interpreters Website, or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions, including, but not limited to, adding fees and charges for use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on the WorldWide Interpreters Website, or by electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means by which Visitor obtains notice thereof. Any use of the WorldWide Interpreters Website by Visitor after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by Visitor of such changes, modifications or additions.
Visitor shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of the WorldWide Interpreters Website and all charges related to it.
5. VISITOR CONDUCT
(A) Visitor shall use the WorldWide Interpreters Website for lawful purposes only. Visitor shall not post or transmit through the WorldWide Interpreters Website any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, or which, without WorldWide Interpreters’ express prior approval, contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services. Any conduct by a Visitor that in WorldWide Interpreters’ discretion restricts or inhibits any other Visitor from using or enjoying the WorldWide Interpreters Website will not be permitted. Visitor shall not use the WorldWide Interpreters Website to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation, including, but not limited to, the solicitation of users to become visitors of other online information services competitive with the WorldWide Interpreters Website
(B) WorldWide Interpreters Website contains copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of the WorldWide Interpreters Website are copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws. WorldWide Interpreters owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. A visitor may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. The visitor may download copyrighted material for Visitor’s personal use only. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express permission of WorldWide Interpreters and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. Visitor acknowledges that it does not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.
(C) Visitor shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on the WorldWide Interpreters Website any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright rests with Visitor. Visitor shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. By submitting material to any public area of the WorldWide Interpreters Website, the Visitor automatically grants, or warrants that the owner of such material has expressly granted WorldWide Interpreters the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material. The Visitor also permits any other Visitor to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that Visitor’s personal use. Visitor because of this grants WorldWide Interpreters the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any material made available on the WorldWide Interpreters Website by Visitor.
(D) The preceding provisions of Section 5 are for the benefit of WorldWide Interpreters, its subsidiaries, affiliates and its third-party content providers and licensors and each shall have the right to assert and enforce such provisions directly or on its behalf.
6. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
(A) SUBSCRIBER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF WorldWide Interpreters Website IS AT SUBSCRIBER’S SOLE RISK. NEITHER WorldWide Interpreters, ITS AFFILIATES NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS WARRANT THAT WorldWide Interpreters Website WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF WorldWide Interpreters Website, OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH WorldWide Interpreters Website.
(B) WorldWide Interpreters Website IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PURPOSE, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.
(C) THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. SUBSCRIBER SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT WorldWide Interpreters IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER SUBSCRIBERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE PRECEDING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH SUBSCRIBER.
(D) IN NO EVENT, WILL WorldWide Interpreters, OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING WorldWide Interpreters Website OR THE WorldWide Interpreters Website SOFTWARE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE WorldWide Interpreters Website. SUBSCRIBER AT THIS MOMENT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON WorldWide Interpreters Website.
(E) IN ADDITION TO THE TERMS SET FORTH ABOVE NEITHER, WorldWide Interpreters, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS SHALL BE LIABLE REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OR DURATION, FOR ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER DEFECTS IN, OR UNTIMELINESS OR UNAUTHENTICITY OF, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN WorldWide Interpreters Website, OR FOR ANY DELAY OR INTERRUPTION IN THE TRANSMISSION THEREOF TO THE USER, OR FOR ANY CLAIMS OR LOSSES ARISING THEREFROM OR OCCASIONED THEREBY. NONE OF THE PRECEDING PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS OR LOSSES OF ANY NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Before THE EXECUTION OF A STOCK TRADE, SUBSCRIBERS ARE ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH YOUR BROKER OR OTHER FINANCIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO VERIFY PRICING OR OTHER INFORMATION. WorldWide Interpreters, ITS AFFILIATES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR INVESTMENT DECISIONS BASED ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. NEITHER, WorldWide Interpreters, NOR ITS SUBSIDIARIES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR CONTENT PARTNERS WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE TIMELINESS, SEQUENCE, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS INFORMATION. ADDITIONALLY, THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE INFORMATION.
WorldWide Interpreters shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of WorldWide Interpreters Website, including chat rooms and forums, to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established by WorldWide Interpreters and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. WorldWide Interpreters shall have the right in its sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on WorldWide Interpreters Website. Without limiting the preceding, WorldWide Interpreters shall have the right to remove any material that WorldWide Interpreters, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.
Visitor agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless WorldWide Interpreters, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of the use of WorldWide Interpreters Website by Visitor or Visitor’s Account.
Either WorldWide Interpreters or Visitor may terminate this Agreement at any time. Without limiting the preceding, WorldWide Interpreters shall have the right to immediately terminate Visitor’s Account in the event of any conduct by Visitor Which WorldWide Interpreters, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by Subscriber of this Agreement. The provisions of Sections 5(B), 5(C), 5(D), 6, 8, 10 and this Section 9 shall survive termination of this Agreement.
WorldWide Interpreters, WorldWide Interpreters Website and each of their logos are trademarks of WorldWide Interpreters, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks appearing on WorldWide Interpreters Website are the property of their respective owners.
11. THIRD PARTY CONTENT.
WorldWide Interpreters is a distributor (and not a publisher) of content supplied by third parties and Visitors. Accordingly, WorldWide Interpreters has no more editorial control over such content than does a public library, bookstore, or newsstand. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, Visitors or any other user of WorldWide Interpreters Website, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of WorldWide Interpreters. Neither WorldWide Interpreters nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any purpose. (Refer to Section 6 above for the complete provisions governing limitation of liabilities and disclaimers of warranty.)
In many instances, the content available through the WorldWide Interpreters Website represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider, Visitor, or another user not under contract with WorldWide Interpreters. WorldWide Interpreters neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the WorldWide Interpreters Website by anyone other than authorized WorldWide Interpreters employee spokespersons while acting in their official capacities. Under no circumstances will WorldWide Interpreters be liable for any loss or damage caused by a Visitor’s reliance on information obtained through the WorldWide Interpreters Website. It is the responsibility of Visitor to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through WorldWide Interpreters Website. Please seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any specific information, opinion, advice or other content.
This Agreement and any operating rules for the WorldWide Interpreters Website established by WorldWide Interpreters constitute the entire agreement between the parties about the subject matter hereof and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties about such subject matter. This Agreement shall be construed following the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.
13. COPYRIGHTS AND COPYRIGHT AGENT.
WorldWide Interpreters respects the rights of all copyright holders, and in this regard, WorldWide Interpreters has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of subscribers and account holders who infringe the rights of copyright holders. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide WorldWide Interpreters’ Copyright Agent the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512:
1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party;
5. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
WorldWide Interpreters’ Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regarding this site can be reached as follows:
WorldWide Interpreters, Inc.
516 Missouri Street
South Houston, TX 77587
14. SUPPLEMENTAL TERMS.