** Terms updated 6-26-2018 **
These Terms of Service govern your access to and use of Biz Network LLC website https://www.biznetwork.com (the “Site”), any information, text, graphics, or other materials created and/or provided by Biz Network LLC and appearing on the Site (the “Content”), Products (as defined below) and any services and/or software provided through the Site or by Biz Network LLC (the “Services”). These Terms of Service limit Biz Network LLC’s liability and obligations to you, grant Biz Network LLC certain rights and allow Biz Network LLC to change, suspend or terminate your access to and use of the Site, Content, Files and Services. Your access to and use of the Site, Content, Files and/or Services are expressly conditioned on your compliance with these Terms of Service. By accessing or using the Site, Content, Files and/or Services you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY CHECKING THE “I AGREE” BUTTON, BY USING THE SITE, CONTENT, FILES AND/OR SERVICES OR YOUR ACCOUNT YOU ARE AGREEING TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS OF SERVICE IN THEIR ENTIRETY, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SITE, CONTENT, FILES OR SERVICES. You are specifically agreeing to a limit of our obligations and liability as referenced in the following Sections: Us of Site at Your Own Risk, Biz Network LLC is Available “AS IS” and Limitation of Liability. Further, you are specifically agreeing to arbitration, on an individual basis, in the event of a dispute between us in the following Section: Controlling Law, Arbitration, Class Action Waiver and Jurisdiction. If you agree to these Terms of Service on behalf of a business, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that business to these Terms of Service and your agreement to these terms will be treated as the agreement of the business. In that event, “you” and “your” will refer and apply to that business.
The following Definitions are used throughout the “Terms of Service” document.
“Products”: consists of a browser interface, Review System Platform, Marketing Site, data encryption, data transmission, data-access, 13 Business Directory Listings and data storage. “Statement of Work”: a document that defines the work activities, deliverables, timeline, and projected costs of the project.
Account Pricing Terms and Conditions
The fees will be billed from the date you elect, and on each monthly renewal thereafter unless and until you cancel your account. Check your “Statement of Work” to see the commencement date for your next renewal period. Biz Network LLC will automatically bill your credit card each month on the calendar day corresponding to the commencement of your paid account. You acknowledge that the amount billed each month for the following packages below:
Satellite Website Package:
Setup Fee $300.00 and Monthly Fee $200.00
Biz Keyword Local Package:
Setup Fee $400.00 and Monthly Fee $300.00
Biz Keyword State Wide Package:
Setup Fee $600.00 and Monthly Fee $500.00
You authorize Biz Network LLC to charge your credit card or banking account for the monthly fee and setup fee for building the Marketing site, Control Panel Usage and setting up the business directory listings. Biz Network LLC may also periodically authorize your credit card in anticipation of account or related charges. All fees and charges are nonrefundable and there are no refunds or credits for partially used periods.
In the event of any change in fees and charges, we will give you 30 days advance notice of these changes by email. If you want to use a different credit card or if there is a change in your credit card validity or expiration date, you may edit your information by contacting us directly at 800-BIZ-NETWORK to update your credit card. If your credit card reaches its expiration date, your continued use of the Biz Network LLC constitutes your authorization for us to continue billing that credit card and you remain responsible for any uncollected amounts. It is your responsibility to keep your contact information and payment information current and updated.
Canceling Your Account
Your Biz Network LLC paid account will continue in effect unless and until you cancel your paid account or we terminate it. You must cancel your paid accounts before it renews each month in order to avoid billing of the next month’s fees to your credit card. Biz Network LLC will bill the monthly fees associated with your paid accounts plus any applicable tax to the credit card you provide to us during registration (or to a different credit card if you change your account information).
Biz Network LLC’s monthly paid accounts are non-refundable. Biz Network LLC DOES NOT PROVIDE REFUNDS OR CREDITS FOR ANY PARTIAL MONTH. You may cancel your Biz Network LLC paid account at any time, and cancellation will be effective immediately. If you wish to cancel your paid account you may email [email protected]. Should you elect to cancel your paid accounts, please note that you will not be issued a refund for the most recently (or any previously) charged monthly fees.
By signing up for a Biz Network LLC paid accounts and providing Biz Network LLC with your payment account information, you hereby agree to these payment terms and conditions.
For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, including logos, photos and videos (“IP content”), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and use requirements. You grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensee, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you provide in connection with Biz Network LLC. This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
When you delete IP content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).
You represent and warrant that the information you have provided is accurate information and that you have the necessary rights, ownership of the cell phone, consents and permissions.
You acknowledge and agree that you should not rely on the Site, Content, Messaging and Services for any reason. You further acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for maintaining and protecting all data and information that is stored, retrieved or otherwise processed by the Site, Content, Messaging or Services. Without limiting the foregoing, you will be responsible for all costs and expenses that you or others may incur with respect to backing up, and restoring and/or recreating any data and information that is lost or corrupted as a result of your use of the Site, Content, Messaging and/or Services.
You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Site, Content, Messaging and Services. You agree not to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your password, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify Biz Network LLC of any unauthorized use of your password. You acknowledge that if you wish to protect your transmission of data and/or files to Biz Network LLC, it is your responsibility to use a secure encrypted connection to communicate with and/or utilize the Site, Messaging and Services.
You’re Use of the Services
Biz Network LLC grants you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable license to use the Site, Content, Messaging and Services subject to the restrictions set forth in these Terms of Service.
Biz Network LLC Property and Feedback
All right, title, and interest in and to the Site, Content, and Services are and will remain the exclusive property of Biz Network LLC and its licensors, including all Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below) therein, even if Biz Network LLC incorporates any of your Feedback (as defined below) into subsequent versions. The Site, Content, and Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms of Service, you may not reproduce, modify or prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, or otherwise use the Site, Content, or Services. You may not copy or modify the HTML or other code used to generate web pages on the Site.
All feedback, comments, and suggestions for improvements (the “Feedback”) that you provide to Biz Network LLC, in any form, and any contributions you make to the Site by posting content and communicating with other Biz Network LLC users via posts to forums on the site (“User Posts”) will be the sole and exclusive property of Biz Network LLC. You hereby irrevocably transfer and assign to Biz Network LLC and agree to irrevocably assign and transfer to Biz Network LLC all of your right, title, and interest in and to all of your Feedback and User Posts, including all worldwide patent rights (including patent applications and disclosures), copyright rights, trade secret rights, and other intellectual property rights (collectively, the “Intellectual Property Rights”) therein. At Biz Network LLC’s request and expense, you will execute documents and take such further acts as Biz Network LLC may reasonably request to assist Biz Network LLC in acquiring, perfecting and maintaining its Intellectual Property Rights and other legal protections for your Feedback and User Posts. You will not earn or acquire any rights or licenses in the Site, Content, and Services or in any Biz Network LLC Intellectual Property Rights on account of these Terms of Service or your performance under these Terms of Service.
You agree not to do any of the following while using the Site, Content, Messaging or Services:
Post, publish or transmit any text, graphics, or material that: (i) is false or misleading; (ii) is defamatory; (iii) invades another’s privacy; (iv) is obscene, pornographic, or offensive; (v) promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any individual or group; (vi) infringes another’s rights, including any intellectual property rights; or (vii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability;
Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Biz Network LLC’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Biz Network LLC’s providers;
Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
Attempt to access or search the Site, Content, Messaging or Services with any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism other than the software and/or search agents provided by Biz Network LLC or other generally available third-party web browsers (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox), including but not limited to browser automation tools;
Send unsolicited email, junk mail, “spam,” or chain letters, or promotions or advertisements for products or services;
Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Site, Content, Messaging or Services to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Site, Content, Messaging or Services;
Use the Services for emergency services unless a separate term of service related to such use has been agreed to;
Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Site; or plant malware on Biz Network LLC’s computer system, those systems of Biz Network LLC’s providers, or otherwise use the Site, Content, Messaging or Services to attempt to distribute malware; or Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; and/or
Biz Network LLC will have the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above, including intellectual property rights infringement and Site security issues, to the fullest extent of the law. Biz Network LLC may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who violate these Terms of Service. You acknowledge that Biz Network LLC has no obligation to monitor any user’s access to or use of the Site, Content, Messaging and Services, but has the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Site and the Services, to ensure users’ compliance with these Terms of Service, or to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance
You will only upload, post, submit or otherwise transmit data and/or files: (i) that you have the lawful right to use, copy, distribute, transmit, or display; or (ii) that does not infringe the intellectual property rights or violate the privacy rights of any third party (including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property right, or moral right or right of publicity). Biz Network LLC has adopted and implemented a policy that permits the deletion of files that violate this policy, and that permits the termination in appropriate circumstances of the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be or are charged with repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders.
The Site may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that Biz Network LLC is not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by Biz Network LLC of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.
If you violate any of these Terms of Service, your permission to use the Site, Content, Messaging and Services will automatically terminate. Biz Network LLC reserves the right to revoke your access to and use of the Site, Content, Messaging and Services at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice. Biz Network LLC also reserves the right to cease providing or to change the Site, Content, Messaging or Services at any time and without notice.
Biz Network LLC reserves the right to terminate Free Accounts at any time, with or without notice. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, and without further notice, Biz Network LLC may choose to delete and/or reduce: (i) any or all of Your Files if your Free Account is inactive for 90 days; and (ii) previous versions and/or prior backups of Your Files.
Use of the Site at Your Own Risk
Your access to and use of the Site, Content, Messaging and Services and is at your own risk. Biz Network LLC will have no responsibility for any harm to your computer system, loss or corruption of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Site, Content, Messaging or Services.
Biz Network LLC is Available “AS-IS”
THE SITE, CONTENT, MESSAGING AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, BIZ NETWORK LLC EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE SITE, CONTENT, MESSAGING AND SERVICES MAY RESULT IN UNEXPECTED RESULTS, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA OR COMMUNICATIONS, PROJECT DELAYS, OTHER UNPREDICTABLE DAMAGE OR LOSS, OR EXPOSURE OF YOUR DATA OR YOUR FILES TO UNINTENDED THIRD PARTIES.
BIZ NETWORK LLC MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE, CONTENT, MESSAGING OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. BIZ NETWORK LLC MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, CONTENT, OR SERVICES, OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, CONTENT, FILES OR SERVICES.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM BIZ NETWORK LLC OR THROUGH THE SITE, CONTENT, FILES OR SERVICES, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Biz Network LLC, its officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with: (i) your access to or use of the Site, Content, Messaging and Services; (ii) your violation of this Agreement; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any intellectual property right, including but not limited to right of attribution, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that Your Biz Network LLC, or your use of Biz Network LLC, caused damage to a third party, including without limitation claims that Your Biz Network LLC, or use of Biz Network LLC, infringe the rights of another.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL BIZ NETWORK LLC BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, OR FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SITE, CONTENT, MESSAGING AND/OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY ERROR OR DEFECT IN THE SITE, CONTENT, MESSAGING OR SERVICES, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER OR NOT BIZ NETWORK LLC HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT Biz Network LLC IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. FURTHER, BIZ NETWORK LLC WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT UPLOADED ONTO OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE SITE OR THROUGH THE SERVICES AND/OR THE FILES, OR IF YOUR DATA IS LOST, CORRUPTED OR EXPOSED TO UNINTENDED THIRD PARTIES.
FREE ACCOUNT HOLDERS: YOU AGREE THAT THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF BIZ NETWORK LLC TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, CONTENT, MESSAGING AND/OR SERVICES IS LIMITED TO TEN ($10) U.S. DOLLARS. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN BIZ NETWORK LLC AND YOU.
BIZ NETWORK MEMBERS: YOU AGREE THAT THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF BIZ NETWORK LLC TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, CONTENT, FILES AND/OR SERVICES IS LIMITED TO LOWER OF THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID TO BIZ NETWORK LLC DURING THE THREE MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO SUCH CLAIM, FOR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, CONTENT, FILES OR SERVICES, OR FIFTY ($50) DOLLARS. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN BIZ NETWORK LLC AND YOU.
In the event that any provision of these Terms of Service is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service will remain in full force and effect.
The failure of Biz Network LLC to enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision.
Controlling Law, Arbitration, Class Action Waiver and Jurisdiction
These Terms of Service and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of law provisions. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any action with respect to the subject matter of these Terms of Service will be the state and federal courts located in Cook County, Illinois, and each of the parties hereto waives any objection to jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
Both of us agree that any claims or controversies between us must be brought against each other on an individual basis only. That means neither of us can bring a claim as a plaintiff or class member in a class action, consolidated action, or representative action. The arbitrator cannot combine more than one person’s or entity’s claims into a single case, and cannot preside over any consolidated, class or representative proceeding without our permission. Further, the arbitrator’s decision or award in one person’s or entity’s case can only impact the person or entity that brought the claim, not other customers, and cannot be used to decide other disputes with other customers.
The export and re-export of Biz Network LLC software products are controlled by the United States Export Administration Regulations and such software may not be exported or re-exported to Cuba; Iran; North Korea; Sudan; or Syria or any country that is subject to an embargo by the United States. If you are a resident or national of, or a business located in, any of those countries, you may not download or use the Biz Network LLC software products. In addition; Biz Network LLC software may not be distributed to persons on the Table of Denial Orders; the Entity List; or the List of Specially Designated Nationals.
These Terms of Service are the entire and exclusive agreement between Biz Network LLC and you regarding the Site, Content, Services and Your Biz Network LLC, and these Terms of Service supersede and replace any prior agreements between Biz Network LLC and you regarding the Site, Content, Services and Your Biz Network LLC. We may change these terms at any time. If you continue to use the Services after such change, then you will have been deemed to have accepted such changes.