Terms and Conditions of Use
Intellectual Property and Use of Site Content
All content on our site, including, but not limited to, text, logos, images, articles, reports, illustrations, trademarks, graphics, etc., and the selection and arrangement thereof, is the property of Source and other third parties. The aforementioned content is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws, and other intellectual property laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.
Assuming your full compliance with these terms, Source hereby authorizes you to view the content on our site and display, download and/or print a copy for only your internal and/or business use provided that you retain all copyright, trademark and other intellectual/proprietary notices contained within such content.
Source allows and encourages links to the content on our site; however, we do not authorize permission for links to the content on our site, or the use of our content in general, if such parties referencing us or using our content in any way do one or more of following:
- Suggest or imply that Source promotes or endorses any third party causes, campaigns, ideas, sites, products or services, etc.
- Engage in any Prohibited Conduct as described in these terms.
- Unlawfully copy, imitate, display, distribute, etc. our content and/or the content of third parties referenced on our site.
Source reserves the right to eliminate the permissions for any link(s) and/or reference(s) to us and/or our content at any time.
Our site is only to be used for lawful purposes. You may not use this site to upload, disseminate or publish in any way content that is, does or contains elements of one or more of the following:
- Compromises the safety of our site, server, user’s servers, etc.
- Contains computer viruses, worms, moles or any other destructive or contaminating elements.
- Slanderous, vilifying, indecent, pornographic, abusive, intimidating, troublesome or otherwise disagreeable to Source in our discretion.
- Violates the legal rights of others. Some legal rights include, but are not limited to, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, privacy rights, etc.
- Contains advertising or false/misleading statements.
- Targets children 18 years of age or younger.
- Violates the law in any applicable manner.
Services Inquiries and Information Requests
Throughout our site, users are encouraged to contact us in order to request additional information about our services and other related offerings. Any requests made, whether they be made via phone, e-mail, text, fax, mail, through our Service Request Form, etc., do not formally engage you, your business or any party affiliated with you with us. Source only enters into services and related agreements if these arrangements are documented and signed by all parties involved, including Source. Any responses from us to parties that are not currently under contract with us should not be considered as legally binding or as official advice. Additionally, we reserve the right to, in our discretion, reject any requests for information, materials, etc. for any reason whatsoever.
Content Posted by Users
Source is not responsible for the content posted by users on our site; however, by posting on our site, you forfeit your right to ownership of your post. We reserve the right to use, share, publish and/or otherwise exploit your post and/or its contents in any manner we see fit, and you hereby waive any claims against us for alleged or actual infringements of rights of privacy or publicity, and other rights, in relation to our use of your post. Additionally, we reserve the right to suspend, temporarily or indefinitely, your access to areas of our site that involve user content and/or your ability to post content. You are responsible for any content posted by you or your account.
Notices of Infringement and Content Removal
Source prohibits the posting of any information that infringes or violates the copyright rights and/or other intellectual property rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of any person or entity. If you believe that your intellectual property right (or such a right that you are responsible for enforcing) is infringed by any content on our site, please write to Source at the address below, giving a written statement that contains the following: (a) identification of the copyrights work and/or intellectual property right claimed to have been infringed; (b) identification of the allegedly infringing material on our site that is requested to be removed; (c) your name, address and daytime telephone number, and an e-mail address if available; (d) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work and/or exercise of the intellectual property right is not authorized by the owner, its agent or the law; (e) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed; and (f) the signature of the intellectual property right owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of the right. Source will remove any posted submission that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property right of any person under U.S. law upon receipt of such a statement (or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)). U.S. law provides significant penalties for submitting such a statement falsely. Under appropriate circumstances, persons who repeatedly submit infringing or unlawful material will be prohibited from posting further submissions. Source’s contact for submission of notices under this section is: Source Consulting Group, LLC, 25 East Washington, Suite 502, Chicago, IL 60602.
Third Party Websites
Our site may become inaccessible to you for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, site maintenance, hardware and/or software malfunctions, etc. and may damage your systems and/or operations. You are solely responsible for ensuring that content obtained from our site does not contain any viruses, worms, moles and/or other undesirable elements that may impair or damage your system, software, etc.
Source reserves the right, in our discretion, to limit, suspend and/or terminate your access to any and/or all areas of our site at any time for any reason whatsoever without prior notice. Additionally, we may discontinue, change or add areas to our site at any time without prior notice.
THE CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY OF OUR SITE IS DISTRIBUTED “AS IS, AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU AGREE THAT THE RISK REGARDING THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF OUR SITE AND THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT IS ASSUMED ONLY BY YOU. NEITHER SOURCE, ITS THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS WARRANTS THAT THE SITE WILL BE MISTAKE-FREE, NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR ITS CONTENT. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU HEREBY WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542 THAT PROVIDES: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO 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 MIGHT HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
Limitation of Liability
SOURCE SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON LINKED WEBSITES, CONTAINED IN ANY USER POSTS OR SUBMISSIONS PUBLISHED ON OUR SITE OR PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. NEITHER SOURCE, ITS THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE PREDECESSORS, SUCCESSORS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PAST OR PRESENT OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, INVESTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES ATTORNEYS, LICENSORS OR INFORMATION PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR FOR LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY. SOME STATES DO NOT PERMIT EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE AFOREMENTIONED LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF SOURCE, ITS THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.
Precedence of Terms, Amendments and Waivers
These Terms and Conditions of Use establish the entire agreement between the parties with regard to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written and/or oral agreements between the parties with regard to such subject matter. These Terms may not be amended except in writing signed by both parties, nor may a waiver by either party be deemed a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default, unless it is in writing and signed by an authorized Source representative.