Terms and Conditions of Use

Effective Date: August 20, 2011

LEGAL-ABBREVIATIONS.ORG IS A SUBSIDIARY OF BROADER TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ("We" or "Us"). THESE TERMS OF USE, AS MODIFIED OR AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME ("Terms") ARE A BINDING CONTRACT BETWEEN US AND YOU ("you" or "user"). BEFORE USING THE LEGAL-ABBREVIATIONS.ORG WEBSITE OR ANY FEATURES OR FUNCTIONALITY AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE WEBSITE ("Site"), PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, INCLUDING THE PRIVACY POLICY, AND YOU AGREE TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES AND POLICIES THAT WE MAY POST ON THE SITE OR PROVIDE TO YOU FROM TIME TO TIME. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE SITE, IN WHICH CASE YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY EXIT AND NOT USE THE SITE. WE MAKE THE SITE CONTENT AND INFORMATION ON THE SITE AVAILABLE TO YOU CONDITIONED UPON YOUR ACCEPTANCE, WITHOUT MODIFICATION, OF THE TERMS. THESE TERMS APPLY TO ALL USERS, INCLUDING VISITORS TO THE SITE, AND REGISTERED MEMBERS AUTHORIZED TO SUBMIT CONTENT TO THE SITE. IF YOU WISH TO BECOME A REGISTERED USER, COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER REGISTERED USERS AND MAKE USE OF THE SITE'S SERVICES, YOU MUST READ THIS AGREEMENT AND ALSO INDICATE YOUR ACCEPTANCE DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.

1. DESCRIPTION OF SITE

The Site is for general research, informational, and entertainment purposes only. The information on the Site represents the opinions and perspectives of a variety of contributors and users of the Site since its inception. You should assume that We have not independently verified the accuracy, thoroughness, or relevance of the content available on the Site.

2. MODIFICATIONS TO TERMS

You agree that from time to time We may, at our sole discretion, modify, add or remove any or all parts of these Terms and the Privacy Policy. We will provide notice to you of any material changes in the Terms by posting notice to the Site and sending an email to the email address that We have on record for you. Your continued use of the Site 30 days after our notice to you of a change in the Terms means that you have agreed to the amended Terms.

It is critical that you keep your email contact information correct and updated with Us at all times. In addition, We encourage you to check back regularly to review these Terms at least once every 30 days

3. MODIFICATIONS TO SITE

We reserve the right from time to time to temporarily or permanently modify or discontinue, and restrict or block access to, the Site (or any part thereof) without notice. We may temporarily or permanently modify or remove any part or all of your content from the Site at any time without any notice to you. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any such modification, suspension, discontinuance or removal.

4. PROTECTION OF SITE CONTENT

Our Site is protected by intellectual property laws and you agree to respect them. We grant you a limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive license, under the rights We have in the content on the Site, to privately display and perform the Site on your computer for your own personal, noncommercial purposes. We reserve all other rights in the content on the Site, on its own behalf and the behalf of its licensors (including contributors), and We do not, directly or by implication, by estoppel or otherwise, grant any other rights or licenses to you under these Terms. Except as expressly stated in this paragraph, you may not reproduce, distribute, modify, publicly perform or display, or prepare derivative works of any content on the Site without prior written consent from Us or the third-party owner (if any).

5. PRIVACY POLICY

Please see our Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy is part of and incorporated into these Terms.

6. TERMINATION OR CANCELLATION

You agree that We may, at any time and at our sole discretion, with or without cause or any notice to you, terminate these Terms, your access to the Site, and/or your Account, or suspend or block your access to the Site. If applicable law requires Us to provide notice of termination or cancellation, We may give prior or subsequent notice by posting it on the Site or by sending a communication to any address (email or otherwise) that We have for you in our records. You will still be liable for any breaches of these Terms and/or obligations incurred before the Terms end. If you use the Site after termination of these Terms, that use will constitute your agreement to the Terms then posted on the Site.

7. INDEMNIFICATION

As a condition of your access to and use of the Site, you agree to hold us, and our subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, attorneys, and suppliers, and each of their respective successors and assigns, harmless from, and indemnify them for, all damages, costs, expenses and other liabilities, including but not limited to attorneys' fees and expenses, relating to any claim arising out of or related to: (i) your access to and use of the Site and the content therein; (ii) your violation of these Terms (including terms incorporated into them, e.g., the Privacy Policy and Supplemental Terms), and any applicable law or the rights of another person or party; (iii) any dispute you have or claim to have with one or more users of the Site; (iv) resolution (if any) of any dispute you have or claim to have with one or more users of the Site; (v) any disclosures made with your permission (including, without limitation, your consent that We disclose your personal information and other information collected as set forth in our Privacy Policy). Furthermore, you fully understand and agree that: (a) We will have the right but not the obligation to resolve disputes between users relating to the Site and resolution of a particular dispute does not a create an obligation to resolve any other dispute; and (b) resolution of a dispute will be final with respect to the Site.

8. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

Since operation and functionality of the Site depend on factors such as the type of hardware, software, or network you are using, there is a possibility that the Site may not work on your computer, be interrupted or have errors in its operation, or may interfere or even harm the operation of your computer; We do not warrant the successful operation of the Site on your computer, and We are not liable for any such problems that result from your use of the Site.

MOREOVER, THE SITE MAY CONTAIN ADVICE, OPINIONS, INSTRUCTIONS AND STATEMENTS FROM US, ITS USERS AND OTHER CONTENT AND INFORMATION PROVIDERS. THIS CONTENT IS INTENDED TO BE USED FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. YOU USE THE SITE AND CONTENT AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL OR SOME OTHER AUTHORITY IN THE APPROPRIATE FIELD BEFORE USING ANY OF THE CONTENT. THE SITE IS PROVIDED BY US ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THE INFORMATION OR CONTENT INCLUDED ON THE SITE. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, SECURE, OR TIMELY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND THOSE ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, TRADE, USAGE OR PERFORMANCE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, AND THEREFORE SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. WE URGE YOU TO KEEP BACKUP COPIES OF CONTENT AND OTHER MATERIAL, IF ANY, THAT YOU MAINTAIN ON OR USE WITH THE SITE. IF YOUR USE OF THE SITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING PROPERTY, MATERIAL, EQUIPMENT OR DATA, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTING COSTS OR DAMAGES.

Without limiting any of the foregoing, We make the following specific disclaimers for the following categories of information:

INVESTMENT & FINANCIAL INFORMATION: The content located on the Site should not be interpreted as financial or investment advice nor should it be interpreted as creating any kind of investment advisor or financial advisor relationship. You should NOT rely upon the financial and investment information or opinions provided herein and you should conduct your own independent research and consult with your personal investment advisor before making an investment or financial decision. You are solely responsible for any investment and financial decisions, omissions or actions you take. Neither We, our affiliates, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers or content providers shall have any liability for your financial/investment decisions based upon, or the results obtained from, the content on the Site.

MEDICAL & HEALTH INFORMATION: The content located on the Site should not be interpreted as medical or health advice. The content should not be used to diagnose, treat or cure any medical or health condition nor should it be interpreted as creating any kind of doctor-patient or health/medical advisor relationship. You should NOT rely upon the medical, health, dietary, nutritional or other professional information or opinions provided and you should always speak to your personal health care provider before beginning, changing or stopping any medication or any treatment for a health problem. You are solely responsible for any decisions, omissions or actions you take based on choosing to seek or not to seek professional medical care, or choosing or not choosing specific treatments. Neither We, our affiliates, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers or content providers shall have any liability for your medical, health, dietary or nutritional decisions based upon, or the results obtained from, the content on the Site.

LEGAL INFORMATION: The content located on the Site should not be interpreted as legal advice nor should it be interpreted as creating any kind of attorney-client or legal advisor relationship. You should NOT rely upon the legal information or opinions provided and you should consult with your personal legal advisor; this Site is not a substitute for an in-person consultation with an attorney, as the applicability of the legal principles discussed at this Website may differ substantially in individual situations or in different states or countries. You are solely responsible for any legal decisions or actions you take or omissions you commit. Neither We, our affiliates, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers or content providers shall have any liability for your legal decisions based upon, or the results obtained from, the content on the Site.

9. EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AGREE THAT NEITHER WE NOR OUR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ATTORNEYS AND SUPPLIERS, NOR EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU AND/OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF PRIVACY, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR ANY OTHER LOSSES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND EVEN IN THE EVENT OF FAULT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR STRICT OR PRODUCT LIABILITY. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU OF US, AND OUR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ATTORNEYS, AND SUPPLIERS AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS EXCEED, IN TOTAL, THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO US.

10. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and requests that the people who use the Site do the same. If you believe that your work has been reproduced and is accessible on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify Us by providing our copyright agent with the following information in writing:

a. the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf;

b. identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

c. identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit eHow to locate the material (for example, by providing a URL to the material);

d. your name, address, telephone number, and email address;

e. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

f. a statement that the information in your notification is accurate and a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Our designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement can be reached at:

Copyright Agent
PO Box 203212
Austin, TX 78720

11. LEGAL NOTICE REGARDING COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP

© 2011 Broader Technologies, Inc. U.S.A. All rights reserved. All content on the Site is subject to intellectual property rights, contractual or other protection. The intellectual property rights are owned by Us or our licensors. No content may be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted or transmitted in any way except as provided expressly in the Terms or with our prior express written consent. Modification or use of the materials for any other purpose may violate intellectual property rights.

12. CUSTOMER SUPPORT

You acknowledge that We have no obligation to provide you with customer support of any kind. However, We may provide you with customer support from time to time, at our sole discretion, provided that you have created an Account and that you submit your customer support inquiries using such Account.

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