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Terms of Use

by Jeremy L. Gaddis

freeccnalabs.com Terms of Use

THESE TERMS OF USE DESCRIBE YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN USING FREECCNALABS.COM. PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU USE FREECCNALABS.COM.

Last updated: August 18, 2011

1. Acceptance of Terms. freeccnalabs.com, including all site-related content and services (collectively, the “Website”) is provided by Null Ventures LLC. Your use of the Website is subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use agreement (“Terms of Use”), which supplement any additional guidelines or other terms posted by Null Ventures LLC in relation to specific website-related services or content.

We reserve the right to update or modify the Terms of Use without advance notice by posting a revised Terms of Use to the Website. Visitors to the Website (“you,” or “Bloggers”) can determine whether the Terms of Use have been modified since your last visit by checking the “Last updated” legend at the top of the document. By using the Website, you agree to be bound by the version of the Terms of Use then in effect. Null Ventures LLC advises you to print and retain a copy of this Terms of Use in hard copy as a record.

Null Ventures LLC may deny service to you at any time and in its sole discretion, including, in the event you do not adhere to the Terms of Use, including the Blog Community Rules set forth below.

2. Purpose of the Website. With the Website, Null Ventures LLC seeks to provide a forum to help others advance their networking skills and increase their knowledge. The ultimate goal of the Website is to provide assistance to students preparing for the Cisco CCNA certification exam.

3. About Null Ventures LLC. Null Ventures LLC is a single-member managed limited liability company. Original content posted to the Website is written by Jeremy L. Gaddis in his role at Null Ventures LLC.

4. Submissions. We welcome you to post ideas and views to the Website, subject to your agreement to comply with the Terms of Use. Please be aware that in order to operate the Website or redistribute materials you post to the Website or otherwise submit to use, we require certain rights in those materials. Thus, by posting to the Website or otherwise transmitting contents, pieces, ideas, or other information in any form including visual or audio data (collectively, “Submissions”) to us, you grant to us and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sub-licensable, assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based on, perform and display such Submissions (in whole or in part) in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other provider of the Submissions. You also permit any Blogger to access, display, view, store and reproduce such Submissions for personal use.

You acknowledge that to the extent you include personally identifiable information in Submissions, we may republish such information as part of the content. If we republish your content, we may provide authorship credit by listing your name as well.

Although Null Ventures LLC has no obligation to monitor the Submissions, you acknowledge and agree that we may do one or all of the following: (a) monitor the Submissions; (b) alter, edit, or remove any Submission in whole or in part; or (c) disclose any Submissions. This section will survive any termination or expiration of these Terms of Use.

5. Blog Community Rules. We have adopted the “Blog Community Rules” set forth below to create a forum where information and views can be shared in a productive way. While using the Website, you agree to adhere to the Blog Community Rules below.

You agree to:

  • Respect other Bloggers — please do not threaten, insult, abuse, intimidate or harass other Blog users.
  • Use the Website for your personal use only. Posting entries solely to promote your own products or projects are not allowed.

You agree not to:

  • Post any private information, or otherwise harvest, collect or disclose information, about another Blogger without his or her express consent.
  • Post any content to the Website that is unlawful, racist, hateful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, or that intentionally discriminates against or harasses particular individuals or groups.
  • Post any death threats.
  • Post any content to the Website that infringes any third-party’s intellectual property or other rights.
  • Use the Website for any unlawful purpose, or transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Website any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability.
  • Use the Website for advertisements, chain letters, “spamming”, survey solicitations, junk mail or solicitations.
  • Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
  • Imply that Null Ventures LLC endorses any of your statements or positions.
  • Transmit any harmful, invasive or disruptive code or other materials (such as viruses, worms or web bugs) through or to the Website, or otherwise “hack” or deface any portion of the Website.
  • Frame or mirror any part of the Website without prior written authorization.

You acknowledge that Null Ventures LLC has the right, but not the obligation, to modify or remove any Submissions that violate the Blog Community Rules or that otherwise violate the Terms of Use.

6. Null Ventures LLC’s Proprietary Rights and Re-Use Policy. You acknowledge and agree that the information and materials presented on or through the Website will remain the property of Null Ventures LLC and its licensors or providers, and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other proprietary rights and related laws, rules, and regulations. The materials produced by Null Ventures LLC (including photographs, graphics, video and audio content) are protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, content and other elements comprising this compilation and produced by Null Ventures LLC are also copyrighted works. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any materials produced by Null Ventures LLC.

The trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names displayed on the Website not owned by Null Ventures LLC are the property of their respective owners.

7. Your Additional Representations and Warranties. You represent and warrant to Null Ventures LLC that (a) you have full power and authority to enter into this Terms of Use; (b) your Submissions are original to you or you have obtained all permissions, releases, rights or licenses required to grant the rights and assignments granted herein without obtaining any further releases or consents; (c) your Submissions do not violate, infringe or misappropriate any third party’s copyright, trademark, right of privacy or publicity, or other personal or proprietary right, and do not contain any material that is defamatory; and (d) you are eighteen (18) years of age or older. If you are under eighteen (18) years of age, your parent or legal guardian must submit your Submissions on your behalf.

8. Information Available on or Through the Website. Some information made available on or through the Website is provided by third parties or other Bloggers (such information, “Third-Party Content”). The inclusion or appearance of Third-Party Content on the Website does not indicate any approval or endorsements by Null Ventures LLC of such Third-Party Content, or of any opinion, advice, or other information made or displayed on the Website by any user or other third party. Null Ventures LLC is not responsible for, and hereby disclaims any and all liability that may arise from Third-Party Content.

9. Links. The Website provides links to other websites and resources. Because Null Ventures LLC has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Null Ventures LLC does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources, or for the availability of such external sites or resources. Null Ventures LLC is providing these links to you only as a convenience. Null Ventures LLC shall have the right, but not the obligation, at any time and in its sole discretion, to block links from or to the Website through technological or other means, without prior notice.

10. Claims of Copyright Infringement. The Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that the materials hosted by Null Ventures LLC infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright/ for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Website shall be sent by mail to:

Null Ventures LLC
Attn: DMCA Agent
PO Box 125
Bloomington, IN 47402
United States of America

11. Jurisdictional Issues. The Website is controlled and operated by Null Ventures LLC from its principal office in the State of Indiana, U.S.A., and is not intended to subject Null Ventures LLC to the laws or jurisdiction of any other state, country or territory. Those who choose to access the Website do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are solely responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations.

12. Termination. You agree that Null Ventures LLC, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Website or any part thereof, at any time and for any reason, including if Null Ventures LLC believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the spirit of the Terms of Use. Further, you agree that Null Ventures LLC shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Website.

13. Disclaimers. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MUST EVALUATE AND BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, AND ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS THEREOF, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, NULL VENTURES LLC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE.

The Website may include inadvertent inaccuracies or errors, or information or materials that violate the Terms of Use (including the Rules of Conduct above). Additionally, the possibility exists that a third party could make unauthorized alterations to the Website. Although we attempt to ensure the integrity of the Website, we make no guarantees as to its completeness or correctness. In the event that a situation arises in which the Blog’s completeness or correctness is in question, please contact us with, if possible, a description of the material to be checked and the location (URL) where such material can be found on the Website, as well as information sufficient to enable us to contact you.

14. Limitation of Liability. NEITHER NULL VENTURES LLC NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR CONSULTANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE WEBSITE AND/OR MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE, ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITE, CONTENT, SERVICES OR ANY LINKED SITE IS TO STOP YOUR USE OF IT.

15. Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Null Ventures LLC and our directors, officers, employees and consultants, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and other expenses that arise out of or from (a) your activities in connection with the Website; and (b) any violation of these Terms of Use by you, including breach of any representations or warranties made by you in this Terms of Use.

16. Miscellaneous. These Terms of Use is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any court located in the jurisdiction of the State of Indiana, United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts, in any matter arising out of or related to the Website or these Terms of Use. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Null Ventures LLC may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Use. These, together with all policies referred to herein, is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between us with respect to such subject matter.

17. Questions. If you have any questions or feedback about these Terms of Use or the Website, feel free to contact us by e-mail sent as described on the “Contact Free CCNA Labs“.