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Last updated July 16, 2018
Welcome to extendingreach.com, the website (“Site”) that is owned by Extending Reach, LLC (also referred to as “we,” “us,” and “our” below). Our mission is to help professionals find the marketing information and resources they need to make informed business decisions. With knowledge in hand, they can determine the tasks they can do on your own versus those requiring outside assistance, saving time and maximizing their budget.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This Site, including its tools, applications and services, are intended solely for access and use by individuals who are at least thirteen (13) years old and above. By accessing and using our Site including its tools, applications and services, you, as the User, warrants and represents that you are at least thirteen (13) years old and with full authority, right, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement. You will not violate any rights of Extending Reach, LLC including intellectual rights such as copyright or trademark rights. You also agree to use the Site and its services at your cost including equipment, software, and internet access deemed necessary to use our Site.
As our business develops, the frequency, and subject matter of the newsletters may change. Subscribers will be notified of major changes in offerings via the email address they provide on the Join the Newsletter page. We may also stop providing newsletters without notice at any time.
You may unsubscribe from the newsletter(s) at any time by visiting the Join the Newsletter page to indicate which newsletter(s) you wish to unsubscribe from or you can send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org, providing your email address, first and last name, and the newsletter you wish to unsubscribe from since there may be more than one type you are receiving. Removal from our database may take up to 10 business days to take effect.
Use of the Site & PROHIBITIONS
When using the Site, you understand and agree that you will use this Site, including its tools and services, with a full sense of responsibility and in a manner that is consistent with these Terms and Conditions, and in such a way as to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in accordance to local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations, including any laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from your country of residence and all United States export control laws. Furthermore, you agree:
- You must not use our Site, including its services and or tools, if you are not able to form legally binding contracts, are under the age of 13, or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended from using our Site, services, or tools.
- You will not submit articles for publication that are inappropriate, fail to observe a sense of decency, or would offend other persons. See Article Submissions Guidelines for more details.
- You must not republish, sell, rent or sub-license any materials from this Site including republication on another website; this does not include Content you own as defined below.
- You must not download, copy, modify, or reformat photos, images or other proprietary information for commercial use; republication, retransmission, reproduction or other uses are prohibited.
- You must not post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libelous content in articles you publish or share on our Site.
- You must not use our Site in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Site or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Site; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.
We may, without prior notice, change the Site, services, and tools provided; stop providing the Site or features of the Site to you; or create usage limits for the Site and services or features provided.
“Content” means any information, text, graphics, photos, images, avatars, videos, articles, write-ups, comments, news items, newsletters, messages, email, website URL, or other materials uploaded, downloaded, posted, or appearing on the Site. You retain ownership of all Content you submit, upload, post, display, communicate, edit, email, transmit via, or to the Site, including submission of articles, write-ups, news items, commentary, and all other data, photographs, graphics, images, avatars, video, messages, or other materials you make available on the Site or via our newsletter.
You may request deletion of your Content at any time via the Site contact us form, but if you have shared the information or Content with others and they have not deleted it, or it was copied and stored by others, then your Content may reside on other User systems that we cannot control or delete.
You are free to republish articles you submit to the Site elsewhere on the world wide web (“Web”). Furthermore, any Content you submit, upload, post, display, communicate, edit, email, transmit via, or to the Site is voluntary, including submission and publication of articles, write-ups, news items, commentary, and all other data, photographs, graphics, images, avatars, videos, messages, ratings, comments, or other materials you make available on the Site or via our e-newsletter. Extending Reach, LLC does not compensate for User Content, unless explicitly agreed to do so in writing with conditions specified.
Your License To Extending Reach, LLC
By uploading, submitting, posting, or displaying Content on or through the Site, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sub-license and transfer) to access, copy, use, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, store, transmit, display, reformat, share, publicly display, and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods, including social media or networking websites (now known or later developed).
You agree that this license includes the right for other Users of the Site to share and modify your Content. You also agree that this license includes the right of Extending Reach, LLC to make your Content available to others for the publication, distribution, syndication, or broadcast via other media and services, such as social media or networking websites but not exclusive to such websites, subject to our Terms and Conditions for such Content use. Such additional uses by Extending Reach, LLC or others may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the Content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through our Site and services.
We may modify or adapt your Content in order to transmit, display or distribute it over computer networks and in various media, such as our newsletter, and or make changes to your Content as necessary to conform and adapt that Content to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media, including social media or networking websites.
Additionally, by submitting Content to the Site, you warrant, represent and agree that you have the right to grant Extending Reach, LLC the license described above. We do not guarantee we will publish articles you send us, but if you follow our submission guidelines, we most likely will. You must also represent, warrant and agree that you have not and will not contribute any Content that:
- Infringes, violates or otherwise interferes with any copyright, trademark, confidentiality, or violation of any contractual obligations of a third-party;
- Reveals any trade secret, unless the trade secret belongs to you or you have the owner’s permission to disclose it;
- Infringes any intellectual property right of another or the privacy or publicity rights of another;
- Is libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harassing, hateful, pornographic, offensive or otherwise violates any law or right of any third-party;
- Creates an impression that you know is incorrect, misleading, or deceptive, including by impersonating others or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Contains other people’s private or personally identifiable information without their express authorization and permission; and or
- Contains or links to a virus, trojan horse, worm, time bomb or other computer programming routine or engine that is intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.
Extending Reach, LLC reserves the right to remove any Content at its discretion and pursue any other remedy or relief available under equity or law should these terms be violated.
You accept and agree that it is beyond Extending Reach, LLC’s control, and that we have no duty to take an action regarding: which Users gain access to the Site or use the information or services on the Site; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. Furthermore, you release Extending Reach, LLC and its officers from all liability for you having acquired, or not acquired, Content through the Site and its services.
Extending Reach, LLC’s Licenses to You
Subject to these Terms and Conditions, Extending Reach, LLC gives you a worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to re-post any of the user Content on Extending Reach, LLC, which is non-proprietary to Extending Reach, LLC, anywhere on the rest of the Web provided that User who created the Content has not explicitly marked the Content as not for reproduction, and provided that you:
- Do not modify the Content.
- Attribute Extending Reach, LLC by name in readable text and with a human and machine-followable link (an HTML <a> anchor tag) linking back to the Site page displaying the original source of the Content on every page that contains our Content.
- Upon request by Extending Reach, LLC does not remove the User’s name from the Content unless the User has subsequently deleted their name or credentials associated with the article posted, making their Content anonymous.
- Upon request by Extending Reach, LLC, makes a reasonable attempt to delete Content that has been deleted.
- Upon request by Extending Reach, LLC, makes a reasonable effort to update a particular piece of Content to the latest version on the Site.
You may only use the attribution required by this Section in the manner set out above. In exercising these rights, you may not implicitly or explicitly assert or imply any connection with, or sponsorship or endorsement by, Extending Reach, LLC or a User without the separate, express prior written permission of Extending Reach, LLC and/or the User who contributed the original Content, if applicable.
If we publish an article you have submitted to the Site, your name, date posted, and organization you represent with a machine-followable link (an HTML <a> anchor tag) directing to your organization, blog, or online resume may be associated with your article with your written permission. Your Content may be viewable by other Users of the Site and through third-party services and websites. You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others under all of the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement. Articles or Content you submit are licensed to Extending Reach, LLC as detailed above. We do not screen your Content for accuracy, copyright or other intellectual property infringement, obscenity, harmfulness, offensive language, indecent or otherwise inappropriate information. We do not guarantee that we will publish articles you submit, but if you follow our article submission guidelines, there is a good chance we will. We ask that you follow our article submission guidelines to help us plan for your article in our navigation and fit with the format, style, and tone we have established on the Site. We do not financially compensate for articles submitted or published on the Site. We do not financially compensate for suggestions you may have to improve our Site. Anything you submit to us is voluntary and grants us a worldwide license to use your information for promotional purposes according the Terms and Conditions in this Agreement.
You are solely responsible for all Content you voluntarily provide to or obtain via the Site, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted to us. We may not monitor or control the Content, including articles you submit and posted via the Site. Any use of or reliance on any Content or materials posted via the Site or obtained by you through the Site is at your own risk. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, integrity, quality, or reliability of any Content or communications posted via the Site or Newsletter, or endorse any opinions expressed via the Site. You understand that by using the Site, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, indecent, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate. To help foster accuracy and a positive user experience on the Site, Users are encouraged to report erroneous or inappropriate Content and suggest improvements. Under no circumstances, however, will Extending Reach, LLC, its officers, staff or third-party providers be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, or made available via the Site or broadcast elsewhere.
You understand that your Content may be republished and if you do not have the right to submit Content for such use, it may subject you to liability. Extending Reach, LLC will not be responsible or liable for any use of your Content by others using the Site or by Extending Reach, LLC in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. Furthermore, you indemnify Extending Reach, LLC and hold us harmless of all damages, losses and costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) related to all third-party claims, charges, and investigations, caused by (i) your failure to comply with this Agreement, including without limitation, to your submission of Content that violates third-party rights or applicable laws, (ii) any Content you submit to this Site, and/or (iii) any activity which you engage on or through the Site.
Extending Reach, LLC reserves the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to remove or refuse to distribute any Content on the Site. We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information we reasonably believe is necessary to:
- Satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request.
- Enforce the Terms and Conditions, including investigation of potential violations hereof.
- Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues.
- Respond to User support requests.
- Protect the rights, property or safety of Extending Reach, LLC, its Users and the public.
Access and Usage Rules
You must not do any of the following while accessing or using the Site:
- Use the Site for any unlawful purposes or for promotion of illegal activities.
- Allow published Content (as defined above) to be in violation of the provisions contained in the “Your License to Extending Reach, LLC” section of these terms.
- Use the Site or services and tools for the purpose of spamming anyone.
- Access or tamper with non-public areas of the Site, Extending Reach, LLC’s computer systems or the technical delivery systems of Extending Reach, LLC’s providers.
- Probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network, or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures.
- Access, search, or attempt to access or search the Site by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through the currently available, published interfaces that are provided by Extending Reach, LLC (and only pursuant to those Terms and Conditions), unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Extending Reach, LLC (crawling the Site is permissible in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, but scraping the Site without the prior consent of Extending Reach, LLC except as permitted by these Terms and Conditions is expressly prohibited).
- Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Site to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information.
- Interfere with or disrupt (or attempt to do so) the access of any user, host, or network including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Site or by scripting the creation of Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Site.
We may make available one or more APIs for interacting with the Site. Your use of any Extending Reach, LLC API is subject to these Terms and Conditions and the Extending Reach, LLC API rules, which will be posted before we make these APIs available (as part of these Terms and Conditions).
All rights, title, and interest in and to the Site (excluding Content provided by Users) are and will remain the exclusive property of Extending Reach, LLC and its licensors. The Site is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. You may not remove or obscure the copyright notice or any other notices contained in the site or anything retrieved or downloaded from the Site. Except as expressly provided herein, nothing in the Terms and Conditions gives you a right to use the Extending Reach, LLC name or any of the Extending Reach, LLC trademarks, logos, domain names, images, and other distinctive brand features. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding the Site is entirely voluntary, and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, compensation, or reimbursement of any kind to you.
Extending Reach, LLC respects the intellectual property of other companies. If we have not properly identified another company’s trademark, service mark, copyright or other intellectual property, please notify us so that we may correct the error. All third-party trademarks are properties of their respective owners. Extending Reach, LLC Site includes materials which are owned by us or licensed to us to build and operate this Site. Licensed materials include photos and images for illustrative purposes. All persons depicted in such photos are models; they do not have a special relationship with Extending Reach, LLC or the Site. Downloading photos and images other than for personal use is prohibited similar to the republication, retransmission, reproduction or other use of our licensed material. Other licensed materials include plugins, applications and other supporting technology to help improve the User experience on the Site.
Non – Assignment of Rights
Your rights of whatever nature cannot be assigned nor transferred to anybody and any such attempt may result in termination of this Agreement, without liability to us. However, we may assign this Agreement to any person at any time without notice.
Extending Reach, LLC respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects Users of the Site to do the same. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us. If you believe that your Content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our copyright agent with the following information in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf; (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, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (iv) your contact information, including your mailing address, telephone number, and an email address; (v) a statement by you that you have 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 (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 copyright owner.
Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement or other legal notices regarding Content appearing on the Site is:
Extending Reach, LLC
Attn: Legal Dept.
15559 Union Ave. #407
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Links To Third-Party Websites
Embedded Content from Other Websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Links From Third-Party Websites
Extending Reach, LLC welcomes links from third-party websites, but we ask that you adhere by the following practices:
- Your website or webpage does not mischaracterize or purposely mislead users about the information found on Extending Reach, LLC’s website or webpage to which you are linking.
- Your website does not charge users a fee to access our website or webpage.
- Your website does not import, create a web frame around our content, or replicate Extending Reach, LLC content where the link is found directing to Extending Reach, LLC website or webpage.
- You do not expect payment for linking to the Extending Reach, LLC website or webpage from your website unless explicitly agreed to in writing by Extending Reach, LLC management prior to posting.
- The link on your website or webpage does not cause users to infer a special – political, religious, social, legal, etc. – or other business relationship between our organizations or respective websites that does not already exist.
Disclaimers and Indemnity
As a User, your access to and use of the Site or any Content is at your own risk. You understand and agree that the Site is provided to you on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis. Without limiting the foregoing, EXTENDING REACH, LLC AND ITS PARTNERS DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. We make no warranty and disclaim all responsibility and liability for the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Site and its service or any Content thereon. Extending Reach, LLC will not be responsible or liable for any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Site and services, or any Content. You also agree that Extending Reach, LLC has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any Content and other communications maintained by the Site and its services. We make no warranty that the Site and its services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from Extending Reach, LLC or through the Site and its services, will create any warranty not expressly made herein.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, EXTENDING REACH, LLC AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA, USE, GOOD-WILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (i) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE; (ii) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD-PARTY ON THE SITE OR ITS SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES; (iii) ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SITE AND ITS SERVICES; AND (iv) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER OR NOT EXTENDING REACH, LLC HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.
If anyone brings a claim against us related to your actions or Content on the Site or its services, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim.
These Terms and Conditions and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to or application of its conflict of law provisions or your state or country of residence. Unless submitted to arbitration as set forth in the following paragraph, all claims, legal proceedings or litigation arising in connection with the Site will be brought solely in Santa Clara County, California, and you consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum.
For any claim (excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) under these Terms and Conditions where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000, the party requesting relief may elect to resolve the dispute through binding non-appearance-based arbitration. The party electing such arbitration shall initiate the arbitration through an established alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. The ADR provider and the parties must comply with the following rules: a) the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions, as selected by the party initiating the arbitration; b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and c) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
These Terms and Conditions are the entire and exclusive agreement between Extending Reach, LLC and you, a User, regarding the Site (excluding any services for which you have a separate agreement with Extending Reach, LLC that is explicitly in addition or in place of these Terms and Conditions), and these Terms and Conditions supersede and replace any prior agreements between Extending Reach, LLC and you regarding the Site.
Failure to Enforce Rights and Severability
The failure of Extending Reach, LLC to enforce any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. In the event that any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid, unenforceable, void, or illegal, the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions will remain in full force and effect.
Amendments To These Terms and Conditions.
We may revise these Terms and Conditions from time to time. The most current version will always be on this page (or such other page as the Site may indicate). If the revision, in our sole discretion, is material we will notify you via posting to our Site or e-mail to the email address associated with your account if you subscribe to the e-newsletter. By continuing to access or use the Site after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms and Conditions.
Notices and Service of Process
Extending Reach, LLC
Attn: Legal Dept.
15559 Union Ave. #407
Los Gatos, CA 95032
You may also use this address for service of process. Any notices that do not comply with this section shall have no legal effect.