XLS Partners, Inc.
Thank you for visiting XLS Partners, Inc.’s (“XLS”) website at www.xlspartners.com (the “Site”). This website is owned and operated by XLS and its affiliates (referred to herein as “XLS,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). Your use of the information, materials, text, images and other content on the Site is subject to the terms and conditions below, which we may revise from time to time without notice. Please read these terms and conditions carefully. BY ACCESSING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Use of Content: The text, images, data, illustrations, files, audio and video clips, designs, documents, and other materials and content (collectively, the “Content”) on the Site is our property and may be protected by copyright and other restrictions. Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the Content may also be owned by parties other than us. You may not copy, modify, distribute or otherwise use any of the Content, except for your personal and non-commercial use. Please note that we may withdraw any Content from the Site at any time in our sole discretion.
User Warranty: By downloading, printing, or otherwise using any of the Content, you agree that you will (i) restrict your use of such Content to personal and non-commercial use, (ii) comply with all of these Terms and Conditions, and (iii) not violate the our rights or the rights of any other person or entity. We do not warrant that the use of any of the Content will not infringe the rights of third parties.
Commercial Use is Restricted: Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation of text, images, documents, materials or any other Content is prohibited. If you wish to use any of the Content for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than personal use, you must obtain our written permission prior to such use. We may, in our sole discretion, grant permission for such use on a case-by-case basis and we may charge a usage fee for such use. You may not alter or attempt to alter any material on the Site. You also may not, without our permission, “mirror” any material contained on this Site or any other server. Any unauthorized use of any material contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, laws of privacy and publicity, and other such applicable laws and regulations.
Trademarks: Names, titles, trademarks, service marks, copyrights and logos (collectively, the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are our registered and/or unregistered common law trademarks and/or copyrights, or those of third parties. Nothing contained in the Site should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without our express written permission or that of the appropriate third party that owns the Trademark. Except as permitted by these Terms and Conditions, any unauthorized use of the Trademarks is prohibited.
Digital Millennium Copyright Agent: For purposes of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), we have designated an agent for notices of claimed infringement. If you have any objections governed by the DMCA, please contact the agent listed under the Section entitled “Contact Information” below. We provide this contact information for purposes of the DMCA only and reserve the right to respond to communication that is relevant for this purpose.
FTC Disclosure Policy: The Federal Trade Commission requires us to disclose any relationship we may have with any person or entity that provides something of value in connection with any endorsements made on the Site. We may from time to time in the future receive compensation for certain activities with respect to the Site in connection with providing information on certain services, websites and various other topics.
Links to Third Party Websites: The Site may contain links to third party websites. The linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents of any linked website. These links are provided as a convenience only and shall not be construed as our endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliation with a linked website. XLS makes no recommendations or endorsements about third-party products and services. References to third-party services and products are provided by XLS “as is”, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.
Links to the Site: If you arrive at the Site from a third party link or as a result of any of the prohibited solicitations described in this paragraph below, please note that such link to or solicitation for the Site does not imply a relationship with, or endorsement of, the third party website or its content, purpose, policies or practices. You will not engage in solicitation activities on our behalf that refer potential customers to us, including, but not limited to: distributing printed promotional materials, or electronic equivalents; verbal solicitation (e.g., in-person referrals); initiating telephone calls, and sending e-mails.
User Accounts: If in order to access certain areas of the Site, you may create a user account and login (a “User Account”). You may never use another party’s User Account without such party’s express written authorization. You are solely responsible for all activity that occurs with respect to your User Account. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your User Account and keeping the username and password to your User Account secure. You agree to notify us immediately of any security breach or unauthorized use of your User Account. We will not be liable for any costs, losses, claims or damages that you or any third party incur which are directly or indirectly caused by any unauthorized use of your User Account. You certify to us that: (i) you are at least 18 years of age; (ii) you assume full responsibility for the use of this Site by any minors; (iii) you agree that all information you have submitted to us is accurate and complete; (iv) you have not knowingly submitted false information on or through the our Site; and (v) your use of our services is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
Communications with the Site: The Site may provide you an opportunity to communicate with us. Please be aware that any communication to XLS, its employees or its affiliates through the Site or otherwise will be treated as nonconfidential and nonproprietary. Anything you submit, transmit or post becomes the property of XLS, and we are free to disseminate or use, without being limited thereto, any ideas, concepts, suggestions or know-how contained in any communication for any purpose whatsoever, whether commercial or noncommercial, without payment of any compensation to you. Any contact or communication which you may make with us shall be subject to review and monitoring by us. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any laws or regulations. You understand that information transmitted over public networks may be accessed by third parties and XLS will not be liable for any such unauthorized disclosure. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing it to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.
Non-Malicious Use: You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including, without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers,” that accesses the Site in a manner that sends more request messages to the Site’s servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we grant the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the Site for the sole purpose of, and solely to the extent necessary for, creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. We reserve the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Site, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Site, for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Site or the Content. You may not use the Site in any manner that could disable, overburden or impair any of XLS’s servers, or interfere with any other person’s use and enjoyment of the Site, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through this Site. Your rights to use this Site may be further limited by international law, federal law or the laws or regulations in your particular county, state or locality. XLS may, in its sole discretion, and at any time, modify or discontinue the Site, or limit, terminate or suspend your use of the Site, although XLS’s is under no obligation to do so.
Information Collected and Stored Automatically: We may automatically gather and store the certain information about your visit so that we can monitor the use of the Site in order to make improvements and better serve visitors. This following information may be collected and stored and used in the aggregate only, and is not used to contact you personally:
- the IP address from which you access the Site;
- the name of the domain from which you access the internet;
- the type of browser and operating system used to access the Site;
- the date and time you access the Site;
- the pages, files, documents and links that you visit; and
- the internet address of the website from which you linked to the Site.
User Submissions: You agree that any information you provide through the Site will be truthful, accurate and complete. All information that you submit to us through the Site shall be deemed and remain our property and we may use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information. We have no obligations regarding such information or otherwise specifically agreed to in a separate writing or required by law. You acknowledge and agree that you will not provide any information or material to us or the Site that is defamatory, threatening, obscene, harassing, or otherwise unlawful, or that incorporates the proprietary material of another person or entity.
Receiving E-mail: We may, from time to time, send you e-mail about your User Account or other such information related to your use of the Site. We may also send you e-mail with general information or offers that may be of interest to you. In most cases, we will give you an opportunity to accept or decline the receipt of promotional e-mail.
Limited Access: From time to time, the Site may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including equipment malfunctions, Site updates, maintenance and repairs and causes beyond our control or those that are not reasonably foreseeable.
Security: Transmissions over the Internet are never 100% secure or error-free. We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS: THE INFORMATION AND DESCRIPTIONS CONTAINED ON THE SITE ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE COMPLETE DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL TERMS, EXCLUSIONS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO EVERY PRODUCT OR SERVICE XLS OFFERS, BUT ARE PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES. XLS MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE CONTENT ON THE SITE IS SUITABLE FOR YOUR NEEDS, IS COMPLETE, TIMELY OR RELIABLE. ALL TEXT, IMAGES AND OTHER CONTENT ON THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. XLS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE, OR THAT ANY ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED.
GENERAL DISCLAIMERS: XLS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY, AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR (I) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT ON THE SITE, (II) DAMAGE TO OR VIRUSES THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY ON ACCOUNT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY TEXT, IMAGES OR OTHER CONTENT FROM THE SITE, OR (III) ANY DAMAGE ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: XLS, ITS AFFILIATES, SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, COMPENSATORY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES (EVEN IF XLS, ITS OWNERS OR AFFILIATES HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF, RELIANCE ON OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR THE CONTENT OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR RECEIVED FROM THE SITE. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
Indemnity: You agree to indemnify and hold us, our affiliates, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives harmless from any loss, liability, claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, due to or arising out of (i) your use of the Site; (ii) your breach of these Terms and Conditions; or (iii) your violation of any third party right.
Release: You release us and our affiliates, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives and licensors from any and all claims, demands, losses and damages of every kind and nature, whether known or unknown, arising out of or in any way relating to the Site, your use of the Site, other users’ use of the Site and any dispute or defense you have or claim to have against us or one or more users of the Site.
Reservation of Rights: We specifically reserve all rights that we do not expressly grant in these Terms and Conditions. Nothing on the Site or in these Terms and Conditions grants any right or license to use any property of any third party.
Contact Information: If you wish to contact us regarding (i) information on our products and services, (ii) permission to reproduce or use any Content on the Site, (iii) notices of claimed infringement under the DMCA or (iv) any other reason, please contact:
XLS Partners, Inc.
770 Beacon Street, Suite A
West Dundee, IL 60118
Severance and Waiver: You acknowledge and agree that in the event any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held by a court to be invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable, the validity, legality, and/or enforceability of the remaining provisions contained in these Terms and Conditions will not in any way be affected or impaired. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision under these Terms and Conditions will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision by us.
Venue and Choice of Law: These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its conflicts of laws principals. Any case, controversy, suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or related to these Terms and Conditions or the Site shall be brought in a federal or state court located in Cook County, Illinois, and you hereby waive any objection to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.
Entire Agreement: You agree that these Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to your use of the Site. You agree that these Terms and Conditions supersede any other agreements between you and us with respect to your use of the Site.