Terms of Use

This Web site is owned and operated by SeattlePro Enterprises, LLC (“SeattlePro”) and/or SeattlePro’s subsidiary, affiliate or related company (throughout these Terms of Use “SeattlePro” refers collectively to SeattlePro, and its subsidiaries, affiliates and related companies) (the “Site”). SeattlePro maintains the Site as a service to its visitors, subject to the following terms and conditions concerning the use of the Site (“Terms of Use”). When you use the Site, you accept the Terms of Use; if you do not agree to the Terms of Use you may not use the Site. SeattlePro reserves the right to modify content on the Site and these Terms of Use periodically without prior notice. The date of the last update is posted at the bottom of the Terms of Use.

Description of Services

Through its network of Web properties, SeattlePro may provide you with access to a variety of resources, including links to technical articles, download areas, tips and tricks, technical forums, blogs, developer tools, Webinars, purchasing of products, promotional offers, specials and product information (collectively “Services”). The Services, including any updates, enhancements, new features, and/or the addition of any new Web services, are subject to the Terms of Use.

Use of Content on the Site

Unless otherwise specified, the Services are for your personal and non-commercial use. You may view, download, and print contents from the Site subject to the following conditions: (a) the content may be used solely for personal information purposes; and (b) the content may not be modified or altered in any way. You may not republish, distribute, prepare derivative works, or otherwise use the content other than as explicitly permitted herein. You may not remove the copyright notice from any document or image. You may, however, link to an article or page on this site with proper credit to the author and SeattlePro.

No text, script, logo, graphic, sound, video or image from this Web site may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by SeattlePro. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of SeattlePro without the express written consent of SeattlePro. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing SeattlePro’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of SeattlePro. You may not use any SeattlePro logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.

You do not acquire any ownership rights to any content on the Site. Any unauthorized use may result in civil or criminal liability.

Member Account, Password, and Security

If any of the Services requires you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration/subscription form. You will be assigned a password and a username (account ID). You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account ID. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to notify SeattlePro immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security. SeattlePro will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by SeattlePro or another party due to someone else using your account or password. You may not use another person’s account at any time. You may not give your account and password to anyone else.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the Services, you will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any SeattlePro server or Web site, or the network(s) connected to any SeattlePro server, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any SeattlePro server or to any of the Services, through hacking, password mining or any other harmful means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services. The use of SeattlePro content on any other Web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited. You shall not copy or adapt the HTML code that SeattlePro creates to generate any Web site content or the pages making up the Site. It is also protected by SeattlePro’s copyright.

You will not violate or attempt to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation, (a) attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, (b) attempt to crash, flood, mailbom, spam, or overload, (c) send unsolicited e-mail, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services, or (d) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or other posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. SeattlePro will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting individuals who are involved in such violations.

Reviews, Comments, Communications, and Other Content

You may submit comments and provide other content so long as the content is not obscene, illegal, threatening, or defamatory and so long as the content does not invade the privacy or infringe the intellectual property of a third party. Further, such content may not contain software viruses, spyware, adware, popups, mass mailings, chain letters, or any form of “spam.” You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of the information.

By submitting information, you grant SeattlePro a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to reproduce, use, modify, publish, adapt, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. By submitting information you also represent and warrant that that the content is accurate; you own or have permission to use the content that you submit; and that use of the content will not cause injury to any person or entity.

You may provide us feedback on articles, blog posts, or other content posted on the Site. By submitting feedback you agree that your full name and location (such as city and/or country) may be posted on the Site. If you do not wish to have your name posted, please state it clearly in your feedback that you wish to remain anonymous. Your feedback may be edited for quality, grammar, or appropriateness.

We appreciate hearing from our readers and welcome your comments regarding the Site. However, please be advised that our policy does not permit us to accept or consider creative ideas or suggestions, other than those which we have specifically requested. If, despite our request, you send us creative suggestions, ideas, drawings, concepts, or other information (collectively the “Submission”), the Submission shall become the property of SeattlePro. None of the Submission shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on our part and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission. SeattlePro shall own exclusively all now known or later discovered rights to the Submission and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you or any other person who submitted the Submission.

Blogs

Any blogs (a.k.a. Weblogs) available on the Site are offered as a service to the technical community around the world to share knowledge with others and to generate useful discussions among our readers. SeattlePro or the blog author(s) shall not be liable for any loss or damage that may result from any information posted in the blog(s). The blogs postings on the Site are not guaranteed to be accurate, error-free, or to meet your requirements and should not be treated as such. SeattlePro or the author(s) of the blogs will not be responsible for the security, privacy, and management of any information that you provide as comments or feedback in response to the blog postings. Your comments may be edited for quality, grammar, or appropriateness. The blogs may contain hyperlinks to other Web sites, which are subject to the terms in the section “Third-Party Web Sites and Information” below.

Webinars

SeattlePro may offer technical Webinars to the public. You may register for the Webinars through the Site. If you register for a Webinar, you concur that you have read and agree to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You further agree that any information you provide to register for the Webinars may be used to send you information about our products and services, specials, discounts, newsletter and other promotional materials. You may remove yourself from our mailing list at any time by contacting us.

Paid Services

SeattlePro may offer certain paid content or Services through this Site. You agree that it is your responsibility to inquire about the content available on this Site, or the Services offered, to your complete satisfaction before you purchase or subscribe to a Service. If you purchase or subscribe to a paid Service, you concur that you have read and agree to these Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The payments for the Services will be handled by PayPal, an eBay company. SeattlePro will forward your subscription request to PayPal, which will connect you to a secure order form to automate order acceptance, authorization, processing, and the management of transactions. SeattlePro offers this service as a convenience to its customers. SeattlePro has no authority over PayPal’s computer systems and will not be responsible for the security and management of credit card transactions, and the personal information that you provide to PayPal or its affiliates. SeattlePro does not store, and do not have access to, any information you provide to PayPal on their site. Visit PayPal for more information on how they process and protect customer transactions.

You understand that it’s your responsibility to ensure that SeattlePro has your most recent contact information on file, such as your current working e-mail and phone number. If you are using anti-spamming software on your servers, or junk mail filters on your e-mail client, you are responsible for adding the appropriate aliases from SeattlePro domain to your e-mail program’s address book, whitelist, approved senders list or use other methods to ensure that you don’t miss important messages from SeattlePro, such as account logon information and other important notices related to your account. If you decide to update your e-mail address on file with SeattlePro, you will send the update request from the original e-mail used to subscribe to SeattlePro. Any requests from non-original e-mail aliases will be considered fraud and the requests refused.

Copyright Information

The Site and the content within the Site are the property of SeattlePro, its affiliates, or its suppliers and are protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions. The compilation, organization and display of the content on and in connection with this Site are the exclusive property of SeattlePro. SeattlePro reserves all rights in the Site and its content not specifically granted in any agreements with SeattlePro or in the Terms of Use.

Copyright Complaints

SeattlePro respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

Trademark Information

SeattlePro marks, graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and images on the Site are SeattlePro’s service marks, trademarks and trade dress and are the sole and exclusive property of SeattlePro. SeattlePro’s service marks, trademarks and trade dress may not be used in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, in any manner that disparages or discredits SeattlePro and in connection with any service or product that is not sponsored, endorsed or produced by SeattlePro. All other trademarks not owned by SeattlePro or its subsidiaries that appear on this Web site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by SeattlePro or its subsidiaries.

Third-Party Web Sites and Information

The Site may provide hyperlinks to third-party Web sites or access to third-party content. SeattlePro does not control, endorse, or guarantee content found on such sites or products and services sold at other sites. You agree that SeattlePro is not responsible for any content, associated links, resources, products, or services associated with a third-party site. You further agree that SeattlePro shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any sort associated with your use of third-party content, or your placement of orders and services. Links and access to these sites are provided for your convenience only.

SeattlePro may offer Specials from other vendors. You agree that you will use or order third-party services and products at your own risk and will not hold SeattlePro liable for any loss, damage, defect, or placement of incorrect order. SeattlePro will not be responsible for warranty, support, delivery, quality, or application of products ordered through third-party vendors. Specials may be discontinued at any time without notice.

Disclaimer

EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY STATED IN AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND SEATTLEPRO, ALL CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE PROVIDED ON THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ORAL OR WRITTEN. SEATTLEPRO AND ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, AND RELATED BUSINESSES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SEATTLEPRO DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT ITS SERVICES ARE ERROR-FREE, THAT THEY WILL OPERATE WITHOUT INTERRUPTION, OR THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE INDEFINITELY. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE APPROPRIATENESS OF THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, AND THE CONTENTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY SEATTLEPRO ON THE SITE FOR YOUR INTENDED APPLICATION AND USE. SEATTLEPRO DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE, ITS CONTENT, OR THE SERVICES IT OFFERS ON THE SITE MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF ANY AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND SEATTLEPRO, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, RELATED BUSINESSES, AND SUPPLIERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, EVEN IF SEATTLEPRO, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, AND RELATED BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless SeattlePro, employees, contractors, consultants, authors, attorneys, and agents (“Indemnities”) against all claims, expenses, liabilities, losses, costs, and damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, that the Indemnities may incur (i) in connection with your use of the Site or any hyperlinked Web site or (ii) resulting from content you supply.

If there is a determination that any provision of these Terms of Use is invalid or unenforceable, that determination will not affect the rest of the Terms of Use and the Terms of Use shall be deemed amended to the minimum extent necessary to make them valid and enforceable.

Contact Information 

If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use, please contact us.

Last updated: September 3, 2015

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