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A. TERMS APPLICABLE TO ALL USERS
2. Changes To Terms
The Website is primarily directed to those individuals and entities located in the United States. It is not directed to any person or entity in any jurisdiction where (by reason of nationality, residence, citizenship or otherwise) the publication or availability of the Website and its content, including its products and services, are unavailable or otherwise contrary to local laws or regulations. If this applies to you, you are not authorized to access or use any of the information on this Website. The Martin-Vader Company makes no representation that the information, opinions, advice or other content on the Website (collectively, "Content") is appropriate or that its products and services are available outside of the United States. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
4. Scope of Use and User E-Mail
You are only authorized to view, use, copy for your records and download small portions of the Content (including without limitation text, graphics, software, audio and video files and photos) of this Website for your informational, non-commercial use, provided that you leave all the copyright notices, including copyright management information, or other proprietary notices intact.
You may not store, modify, reproduce, transmit, reverse engineer or distribute a significant portion of the Content on this Website, or the design or layout of the Website or individual sections of it, in any form or media. The systematic retrieval of data from the Website is also prohibited.
The commercial use, reproduction, transmission or distribution of any information, software or other material available through MVC Website(s) without the prior written consent of The Martin-Vader Company is strictly prohibited.
5. Copyrights and Trademarks
The materials at this Site, as well as the organization and layout of this site, are copyrighted and are protected by United States and international copyright laws and treaty provisions. You may access, download and print materials on this Website solely for your personal and non-commercial use; however, any print out of this Site, or portions of the Site, must include The Martin-Vader Company's copyright notice. No right, title or interest in any of the materials contained on this Site is transferred to you as a result of accessing, downloading or printing such materials. You may not copy, modify, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, publish, license any part of this Site; create derivative works from, link to or frame in another website, use on any other website, transfer or sell any information obtained from this Site without the prior written permission of The Martin-Vader Company.
Except as expressly provided under the "Scope of Use" Section above, you may not use, reproduce, modify, transmit, distribute, or publicly display or operate this Website without the prior written permission of The Martin-Vader Company. You may not use a part of this Website on any other Website, without The Martin-Vader Company's prior written consent.
The Martin-Vader Company respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects our Users/ users to do the same. The policy of The Martin-Vader Company is to terminate the accounts of repeat copyright offenders and other users who infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may not link to this Website without The Martin-Vader Company's written permission. If you are interested in linking to this Website, please contact email@example.com.
7. No Unlawful Or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant to The Martin-Vader Company that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.
Gathering email addresses from The Martin-Vader Company through harvesting or automated means is prohibited. Posting or transmitting unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation to other Users is prohibited. Inquiries regarding a commercial relationship with The Martin-Vader Company should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. MVC will use cogent, modern technologies to protect its site(s) against spam and spam-related activity, including access-blocking, IP-blocking and related technologies, and solely at its election and as deemed appropriate will report such instances of spam abuse to relevant ISP or hosting providers, company or organizational management, or law enforcement.
9. No Warranties
THE WEBSITE(S) AND ANY CONTENT ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, ACCURACY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ALL OF WHICH THE MARTIN-VADER COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS. THE MARTIN-VADER COMPANY DOES NOT ENDORSE AND MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE CONTENT, AND THE MARTIN-VADER COMPANY WILL NOT BE LIABLE OR OTHERWISE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY IN UPDATING THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT. WE HAVE NO DUTY TO UPDATE THE CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE. IMAGES OF CONSULTANTS, PRODUCTS, TYPES OR FORMS OF SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER COMPANY-RELATED DEPICTION ON THE SITE ARE PURELY REPRESENTATIVE, AND MAY OR MAY NOT INDICATE ACTUAL ITEMS, EMPLOYEES, EVENTS, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE, PAST, PRESENT OR IN THE FUTURE.
THE MARTIN-VADER COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTS OR OTHER CONSEQUENCES OF ACCESSING THE WEBSITE AND USING THE CONTENT, AND FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THIS WARRANTY DISCLAIMER MAY BE DIFFERENT IN CONNECTION WITH SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY THE MARTIN-VADER COMPANY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
10. Governing Law, Location and Miscellaneous
11 Separate Agreements
12. DMCA Copyright Policy and Copyright Agent
The Martin-Vader Company respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe something on this Site has infringed your intellectual property rights, please notify our agent and provide the following information:
(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
(iii) 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.
(iv) Address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address where we may contact you.
(v) 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.
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
The Site's Copyright Agent can be reached at:
MVC Copyrights & Permissions
P.O. Box 98004
Lubbock, Texas 79499
Fax: 1 888 682 0959
13. U.S. Resident
You represent that you are a United States resident, unless specific circumstances, in other business arrangements with MVC, clearly indicate that you are a resident of another country or jurisdiction, and that, in contacting, communicating with, or attempting to do business or any other transaction with The Martin-Vader Company, that such interaction by you or your representatives is not contrary to all applicable laws, regulations and/or treaties governing you, those you represent, or any other associated party.
14. No Professional Advice
The information available on the Website is intended to be a general information resource regarding the matters covered, and is not tailored to your specific circumstance. You should not construe this as legal, accounting or other professional advice. This Website is not intended for use by minors. YOU SHOULD EVALUATE ALL INFORMATION, OPINIONS AND ADVICE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR INSURANCE SPECIALIST, YOUR LEGAL, TAX, FINANCIAL OR OTHER COTTON OR GINNING ADVISOR, AS APPROPRIATE.
15. Users Disputes
16. User Submissions And Communications, Public Areas
"Public areas" is defined as any area of the site which can be reviewed by either general site visitors ("anonymous visitors" or the general public at large) or by members of particular areas of our site(s) which require registration, paid membership or other such action to join.
If you make any submission to an area of the Website accessed or accessible by the public ("Public Areas") or if you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to The Martin-Vader Company by email, you automatically represent and warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted The Martin-Vader Company a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. The Martin-Vader Company may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, you must not submit them to the Public Areas or to The Martin-Vader Company by email. We try to answer every email in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.
The site forums and blogs are provided by Gin Exchange as a means to foster professional dialogue and information exchange. Members are responsible for the content they post in the forums, with a general expectation that all posts will remain relevant to the forum topic or discussion, and relevant to the cotton gin industry. You are hereby advised that there are no guarantees that any information, advice, directions or instructions contributed by members is accurate or complete, and you agree that any information utilized in any manner is at your own risk. You agree to hold the Martin-Vader Company blameless and harmless for any grievance, problem, liability, or issue that occurs as a result of your utilizing information posted in any site forums, blogs, inter-member communication, or in any other manner. There are additional rules for the site forums and blogs and you agree to abide by those rules or you must not use this site.
Some forums, comment threads and/or blogs may or may not be moderated or reviewed. Accordingly, Users will be held directly and solely responsible for the content of messages that are posted. While not moderating the forums, the Site reviewer will periodically perform an administrative review for the purpose of deleting messages that are old, have received few responses, are off topic or irrelevant, serve as advertisements or seem otherwise inappropriate. The Martin-Vader Company has full discretion to delete messages, forum topics, comments, or blog content as it sees fit. Users are encouraged to read the specific forum rules displayed in each discussion forum, blog or other area first before participating.
The Martin-Vader Company reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:
- Record the dialogue in any public chat rooms, threaded comments, forum topics and/or blogs.
- Examine an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).
- Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in the Public Areas.
- Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the The Martin-Vader Company Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards.
- select or use a Login Name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person;
- use a name subject to the rights of any other person without authorization;
- use a Login Name that the Website, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate or offensive.
The Martin-Vader Company reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of our guests, the public or MVC's reputation and interests. The Martin-Vader Company has no liability or responsibility to users of The Martin-Vader Company Website(s) or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.
All information relating to or disclosed by any party in connection with the arbitration of any disputes hereunder shall be treated by the parties, their representatives, and the arbitrator as proprietary business information. Such information shall not be disclosed by any party or their respective representatives without the prior written authorization of the party furnishing such information. Such information shall not be disclosed by the arbitrator without the prior written authorization of all parties. Each party shall bear the burden of its own counsel fees incurred in connection with any arbitration proceedings.
Judgment upon the award returned by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the parties or their assets or application of enforcement, as the case may be. Any award by the arbitrator shall be the sole and exclusive remedy of the parties. The parties hereby waive all rights to judicial review of the arbitrator's decision and any award contained therein.
18. Limitation of Liability
YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE MARTIN-VADER COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO, USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT (EVEN IF THE MARTIN-VADER COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) OR THAT ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS IN, OR DELAYS IN TRANSMISSION OF, INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE USER, ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR FILES, INTERRUPTIONS IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTIONS TO THE WEBSITE OR VIRUSES, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY MAY BE DIFFERENT IN CONNECTION WITH SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY THE MARTIN-VADER COMPANY. IN ADDITION, YOU HOLD MVC BLAMELESS AND HARMLESS AGAINST ANY CLAIMS OF FRAUDULENT INFORMATION IN ANY PUBLIC AREAS OF THE SITE(S) POSTED BY SITE MEMBER(S). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
B. ADDITIONAL TERMS APPLICABLE ONLY TO REGISTERED USERS OR USERS WHO SUBMIT REQUESTS THROUGH ANY ELECTRONIC FORM ON THE SITE
20. Accounts And Security
The Martin-Vader Company does not warrant that the functions contained in the service provided by the Website(S) will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that this service or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful components.
Users who submit their e-mail addresses for inclusion on a mailing list or lists agree to furnish their own address, or if it is not their own, that they legally represent the address, or those connected to it, and that such use is authorized. The Martin-Vader Company is not responsible for the inappropriate submission by others of e-mail addresses through its on-line automated response forms; The Martin-Vader Company will, in good faith, attempt to remove e-mail addresses, when so requested by their legitimate owners, from company lists.
All use of any electronic response or request form is at the election of the User, and the User agrees to hold The Martin-Vader Company harmless for any action, non-action, result, non-result or other activity related to the submission. Such forms are intended to be mechanisms of communication convenience and are not meant to be binding in anyway whatsoever, and should not be construed as such. The Martin-Vader Company is not responsible if, for whatever reason, such submissions do not properly arrive at their intended destination. Users are responsible for whatever information they include in any such submission. The Martin-Vader Company reserves the right to reject, deny, delete or block any submission which it deems, for whatever reason, to be objectionable, harassing, inappropriate, or illegal, with or without any communication or notice back to the original User, or any other party or Users acting in conjunction with or on their behalf.
You may not:
You shall notify The Martin-Vader Company of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your Account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.
Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your Account, at The Martin-Vader Company's sole discretion, and you may be reported to appropriate law-enforcement agencies.
21. MVC Not Liable For Member-originated Content
22. Safety Program & Training Materials/Information Provided "As-is"
Portions of this site may provide downloadable materials potentially helpful in employee training and/or increasing safety measures in the workplace, or videos which illustrate various safety risks and subsequent mitigating best-practices. They are provided solely "as-is" and there are no warranties or guarantees whatsoever that they are fit for a particular purpose; that they fit your particular situation(s); that they are effective in removing or eliminating safety risks; or that their use will eliminate injury or liability. You agree that their use, or the decision to use any part of them in any capacity, is solely at your discretion and that you understand there are no guarantees or "warranties" of any kind regarding their effectiveness, real or perceived. You further agree to hold MVC and any associated company affiliate, employee, owner, or partner blameless and harmless for your use of these materials.
23. Contact Information