(Updated March 1, 2013)
1. Right to Use this Site
All Content, any improvements or modifications to the Content, any derivative works based thereon, and the collection, arrangement and assembly of all Content are copyrighted, are the property of LL or its licensors, and are protected by United States and international copyright and other intellectual property laws. Copyright Notice LL disclaims any representation or warranty that your unauthorized use of the Content will not infringe upon rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with LL.
The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on this Site are owned by LL or third parties, and this Site’s trade dress is owned by LL (collectively, the “Trademarks,” which also constitute Content). LL’s Trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not LL’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, or to disparage or discredit LL. All other Trademarks not owned by LL that appear on the Site are the property of their respective owners, and are used by LL with permission. You may not use, modify or display any of the Trademarks appearing on the Site without the express written permission of the respective owner thereof.
4. Your Communications to LL; LL Rights to Your Submissions
LL likes to hear from you. However, in your communications with LL, please keep in mind that, unless it specifically requests them, LL does not accept or consider any ideas or suggestions relating to products, services, marketing plans, or any other matters. Therefore, please do not send to LL any unsolicited materials, such as ideas for toys, games, or other products, or any other suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, inventions, techniques, models, designs, concepts, or other similar information, materials or user-generated content. However, should you send LL any of the foregoing, any such submissions and any questions, comments, answers, suggestions, or the like submitted by you to LL via this Site or by fax, mail, or otherwise, or transmitted, posted, or uploaded by you to this Site (collectively, “Your Submissions”) will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary, and LL will not assume any responsibility, obligation, or liability for them or for LL’s receipt or non-receipt of them. LL’s receipt of Your Submissions is not an admission by LL of their novelty, priority, or originality, and it does not impair LL’s right to contest existing or future intellectual property rights relating to Your Submissions.
When you send e-mail to us, you are communicating with us electronically and you consent to receive communications from us electronically. Furthermore, you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
5. Use Restrictions
You agree that you will not: (a) use this Site for any commercial or political purpose (including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising, soliciting funds, collecting product prices, or selling products); (b) monitor, gather, or copy Content on this Site by using any robot, “bot”, spider, crawler, spyware, engine, device, software, extraction tool, or any other automatic device, utility, or manual process of any kind; (c) frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Trademark or other proprietary information (including, without limitation, any images, text, or page layout); (d) use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing any Trademarks; (e) engage in any activities through or in connection with this Site that seek to attempt to harm minors or are unlawful, offensive, obscene, threatening, harassing, or abusive, exploitative of a minor or that violate any right of any third party; (f) engage in any activity that interferes with a user’s access to this Site or the proper operation of this Site; (g) access or attempt to access any password protected portions of the Site without an authorized password or through any means other than by submitting your authorized password on the appropriate web page or web tools; or (h) collect or use any product listing, description or prices for commercial purposes. You also agree that, in using this Site, you will not impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with any entity.
6. Investigations; Cooperation with Law Enforcement; Termination
7. Privacy and Security Measures
8. Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability
This Site may include technical inaccuracies or other errors, and your use and browsing of this Site is at your risk. THIS SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. LL DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE OR THE CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR ACHIEVE A PARTICULAR RESULT, OR THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT THIS SITE, CONTENT OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. MOREOVER, LL DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT AVAILABLE VIA THE SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE OR CURRENT, AND LL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS THEREIN OR FOR ANY ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES RESULTING FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY ASPECT OF THE SITE. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND THE CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON THIS SITE RESULTS IN YOUR NEED TO SERVICE OR REPLACE ANY PROPERTY, MATERIAL, EQUIPMENT, DATA, OR OTHER ITEM, YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE THEREFORE AND LL WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THOSE COSTS. NO ADVICE, RESULTS OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT OR NEGLIGENCE, WILL LL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT ARISE OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, BROWSING IN THIS SITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, VIDEO OR AUDIO FROM THE SITE EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN THIS PARAGRAPH ARE A MATERIAL PART OF OUR AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE THIS SITE TO YOU. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THOSE ASPECTS OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL LL BE LIABLE FOR OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, EXCHANGED OR RECEIVED BY OR ON BEHALF OF ANY USER OR OTHER PERSON ON OR THROUGH THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY SUBMITTED MATERIALS). WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL LL’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (IF ANY) EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, THE AMOUNT, IF ANY, PAID BY YOU TO US FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR FOR ANY OF YOUR ACTIVITIES ON THE SITE.
Residents of California are entitled to the following specific consumer rights information: you may contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs by mail at 400 R St., Suite 1080, Sacramento, California, 95814, or by telephone at 916.445.1254. California residents expressly agree to waive California Civil Code Sec. 1542, which states: “A general release does not extend the claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”
9. Links by You to this Site
You may not create hyperlinks to this Site without our prior approval.
10. Links on this Site to and from Other Sites
11. Banners, Advertisements, and Promotions
We reserve the right to post banners, advertisements, promotions, and similar content throughout this Site. Third-party advertisers and firms that serve ads may operate under terms and conditions and privacy policies that differ from LL’s policies, so please review them carefully. Any interactions, correspondence, and business dealings that you have with any advertisers and other third parties found on or through this Site (including via Linked Sites) are solely between you and the third party (including, without limitation, issues related to the content of third party advertisements, payments, delivery of goods, warranties, privacy and data security and the like). LL hereby disclaims all liability, direct or indirect, in connection with therewith.
12. Procedure for Alleging Copyright Infringement
LL will respond appropriately to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), as set forth below. If you own copyrights in a work and believe that your intellectual property rights in that work have been infringed by an improper posting or distribution of it via this Site, then send us a written notice that includes all of the following:
(i) a legend or subject line that says: “DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice;”
(ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
(iii) the URL of the site and a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on that site;
(iv) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
(v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the alleged infringing material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
(vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that all the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner (or, if you are not the copyright owner, then your statement must indicate that you are authorized to act on the behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed); and,
(vii) your electronic or physical signature.
LL will only receive DMCA notices by mail or e-mail at the addresses below:
Lightning Launch, LLC.
12 Oakland Street
Amesbury, MA 01913
LL may elect to not respond to DMCA notices that do not comply with all of the foregoing requirements, and LL may elect to remove allegedly infringing material that comes to its attention via notices that do not comply with the DMCA. If you have additional questions you may contact LL at info@LightningLaunch.com.
13. General Provisions
D. Operation of Site; Availability of Products and Services
LL controls and operates this Site from its headquarters in the United States of America, and LL makes no representation that this Site is appropriate or available for use beyond the United States of America. If you use this Site from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. Although LL products and services are available in many parts of the world, this Site may describe products and services that are available only in the United States of America (or only parts of it) and are not available worldwide.
E. Jurisdiction, Venue, and Governing Law
F. Force Majeure
G. Miscellaneous Provisions
H. Trademark & Logos
The depiction of any trademarks/logos is for identification purposes only and does not represent endorsement of, or affiliation with Lightning Launch, its services, products or employees by the trademark owner. All featured logos are the property of their respective companies.
Lightning Launch’s research, development and presentation services are provided for a small upfront fee paid by the client and a contingent fee (which is a percentage of royalties obtained by the client, if any). New product development is an uncertain endeavor and the use of Lightning Launch’s services does not always result in a license agreement, sales on any market or profit to the inventor. Lightning Launch does not perform analysis of the feasibility, marketability, patentability or profitability of ideas submitted to it.