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Term of Use

Please read this page carefully. Your use of this site constitutes your agreement to be bound by the following terms and conditions.

LAST MODIFIED: April 8, 2016

Welcome to the website of AHC Media LLC. AHC Media LLC and/or its affiliates (collectively referred to in this document as “AHC Media,” “we” or “us”) provides website features to you subject to the following terms of use (“Terms of Use”). These Terms of Use govern your access to freeCME.com (the “Site”), including any content, functionality and services offered through the Site. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE YOU START USE OF THE SITE. By using the Site (whether as a guest or a registered user) you accept and agree to these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”). If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, you must not access the Site.

In addition, when you use any current or future AHC Media service or business you also will be subject to the guidelines, terms and agreements (“Additional Terms”) applicable to such service or business. If these Terms of Use are inconsistent with such Additional Terms, the Additional Terms will control.

CHANGES TO TERMS OF USE

We may revise and update these Terms of Use at any time. Any change will be effective immediately and binding upon all visitors to the Site when we post them. Each time you access the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use then in effect. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

When you create an account at the Site or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this Site. 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. We will notify you by electronic mail of any material changes to these Terms of Use.

COPYRIGHT

All content included on this Site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of AHC Media or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this Site is the exclusive property of AHC Media and protected by United States and international copyright laws. All software used on this Site is the property of AHC Media or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.

TRADEMARKS

AHC Media, FreeCME, CMEweb, and other graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names used on the Site are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of AHC Media in the U.S. and/or other countries. AHC Media’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not AHC Media’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers or in any manner that disparages or discredits AHC Media. All other trademarks not owned by AHC Media that appear on this Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by AHC Media.

LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS

AHC Media grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this Site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of AHC Media. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this Site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this Site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This Site or any portion of this Site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of AHC Media. 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 AHC Media without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing AHC Media's name or trademarks without the express written consent of AHC Media. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by AHC Media. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of the Site so long as the link does not portray AHC Media, or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any AHC Media logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.

If you print, copy, modify, download or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Site in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use the Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title or interest in or to the Site or any content on the Site is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by us. Any use of the Site not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

Any use or attempted use of the Site (i) for any unlawful, unauthorized, fraudulent or malicious purpose; (ii) that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any server, or the network(s) connected to any server; (iii) that could interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site; (iv) to gain unauthorized access to any other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any server or systems through hacking, password mining or any other means; (v) to access systems, data or information not intended by Site to be made accessible to a user; (vi) to attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available by us; or (vii) any use other than the purpose for which it was intended, is prohibited.

In addition, in connection with your use of the Site, you agree you will not:

  • Upload or transmit any message, information, data, text, software or images, or other content that is unlawful, immoral, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or otherwise objectionable, or that may invade another's right of privacy or publicity;
  • Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others or impersonate any person or entity, including, without limitation, any AHC Media representative, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Upload or transmit any material that you do not have a right to reproduce, display or transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as nondisclosure agreements);
  • Upload files that contain viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel-bots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another;
  • Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels that you upload to any communication feature;
  • Use of any of the Site’s communication features in a manner that adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (e.g., excessive shouting, use of all caps, or flooding continuous posting of repetitive text);
  • Upload or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes” or any other form of solicitation, commercial or otherwise;
  • Violate any applicable local, state, national or international law;
  • Upload or transmit any material that infringes any patent, trademark, service mark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
  • Delete or revise any material posted by any other person or entity;
  • Probe, scan, test the vulnerability of or breach the authentication measures of, the Site or any related networks or systems;
  • Register, subscribe, attempt to register, attempt to subscribe, unsubscribe, or attempt to unsubscribe, any party for any products or services if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so;
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses; or
  • Use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated or manual means to access the Site, or copy any content or information on the Site.

AHC Media reserves the right to take whatever lawful actions it may deem appropriate in response to actual or suspected violations of the foregoing, including, without limitation, the suspension or termination of the user’s access and/or account. AHC Media may cooperate with legal authorities and/or third parties in the investigation of any suspected or alleged crime or civil wrong.  Except as may be expressly limited by the Privacy Policy, AHC Media reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as AHC Media deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in AHC Media’s sole discretion. You also agree to reimburse AHC Media for any damage, loss, cost or expense AHC Media incurs (including fees or costs of attorneys, accountants, professional advisors, and other experts incurred in connection with the defense or settlement of the foregoing) because of your use of the Site for an unlawful or prohibited purpose.

ACCESSING THE SITE; YOUR ACCOUNT

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Site, and any service or material we provide on the Site, in our sole discretion without notice.  We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Site, or the entire Site it users (including account holders).

To access the Site or some of its features, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Site that all information you provide on the Site is correct, current and complete.  You agree that all information you provide to register with the Site, including but not limited to information provided for the creation of an account, is governed by our Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Policy. 

If you use the Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. By creating an account on the Site you agree to receive promotions and special offers via phone, electronic mail, or direct mail notices. You have the right to opt out of future offers.

We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use.

REVIEWS, COMMENTS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND OTHER CONTENT

The Site may contain features that allow users to post reviews and comments, and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, 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 any content. AHC Media reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content.

If you do post content or submit material it will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant AHC Media a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant AHC Media and sub-licensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if it chooses. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify AHC Media for all claims resulting from content you supply. AHC Media has the right (but not the obligation) to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason. AHC Media takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

NOTICE REGARDING COPYRIGHT AGENT

AHC Media respects the intellectual property rights of others and requests that users of the Site do the same. If you believe that any content on any of the Site violates or infringes upon your intellectual property rights pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), please provide a notice to the designated Copyright Agent (as set forth below) for the applicable website containing the following:

  • An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit AHC Media to locate the material;
  • The address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  • A representation that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A representation that the information in the notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Copyright infringement claims and notices should be sent to:
AHC Media LLC
Attention:  Controller
2850 East Paces Ferry Rd NE
Suite 2850
Atlanta GA, 30326

SITE CONTENT

This Site includes content provided by third parties, including, without limitation, third party CME materials (“Third Party Materials”). All statements and/or opinions expressed in Third Party Materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing such Third Party Materials.  Third Party Materials available on the Site do not necessarily reflect the opinion of AHC Media and inclusion of any Third Party Materials on the Site does not constitute the endorsement of such Third Party Materials by AHC Media.

We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any information on the Site, and make no representation regarding the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of such information.  By using the Site, you assume all responsibility for and risk arising from your use of and reliance upon any information on the Site.  We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed upon any information on the Site.

LINKS FROM THE SITE

If the Site contains links to other websites of third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those websites, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Site will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Site for any reconstruction of any lost data. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.

YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) AND SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED BY AHC MEDIA ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. NEITHER AHC MEDIA NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH AHC MEDIA MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER AHC MEDIA NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH AHC MEDIA REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE OR E-MAIL SENT FROM AHC MEDIA ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, AHC MEDIA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

IN NO EVENT WILL AHC MEDIA OR ITS LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR FROM ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

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.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold AHC Media and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and suppliers harmless from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms of Use by you.

APPLICABLE LAW

By visiting the Site, you agree that the laws of the State of Georgia, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and AHC Media, and any action arising out of or relating to these terms shall be filed only in state or federal courts located in Atlanta, Georgia. You hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such action.

LIMITATION ON TIME TO FILE CLAIMS

ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE SITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

NO LEGAL ADVICE

The information, products and services on this Site are not intended to and shall not be used as legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is formed. You use the content, information, and services on this Site at your own risk.

SITE POLICIES, MODIFICATION, AND WAIVER AND SEVERABILITY

Please review our other policies posted on this Site. These policies also govern your visit to the Site. We reserve the right to make changes to the Site, policies, and these Terms of Use at any time. No waiver by AHC Media of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of AHC Media to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use or about the content, information, or services on this Site, you may contact us using any of the methods described on our contact page.