GovBizConnect User Agreement
By using GovBizConnect.com, or any of our other products, brands, sites, services, or apps (termed “Services” from here forward), you are implicitly agreeing to abide by our terms of service, as outlined in this document. Note, you are entering into a legally binding agreement. By accessing our Services, you are accepting this agreement on behalf of yourself and/or the entity that you represent. You warrant that you have the authority, right, and capacity to enter into this agreement. If you do not agree with all of the provisions in this agreement, do not access and/or use GovBizConnect.com or any of our Services.
Section 1 – Introduction
GovBizConnect.com is an online professional network platform for government contractors and government employees seeking teaming and partnership opportunities. Our mission is to: (1) connect government contractors in order to facilitate quality teaming and partnership opportunities in pursuit of government contracts, grants, and mentor-protégé relationships and (2) provide a mechanism for government contracting officers and other employees to identified qualified government contractors.
Section 2 – Obligations
2.1 Service Eligibility
To use our Services, you agree that: (1) you will have and maintain only one GovBizConnect account for yourself or one per employer you have been designated by that entity to represent; (2) you are of legal working age in your country of residence, i.e. 16 years of age or older for the United States; (3) you are not already restricted by GovBizConnect from using our Services. If law requires that you must be older in order for GovBizConnect to lawfully provide our Services to you, then the minimum age as set by the law applies.
You agree to try to choose a strong and secure password that you will keep secret, secure, and confidential. You will not share your account with anyone else and will not transfer any part of your account. You agree to follow the law in the operation and maintenance of your account. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account, unless you report misuse. For Services purchased for you by another party for you to use (e.g. a subscription purchased by your employer), the paying party controls such an account and may terminate your access to it.
If you purchase any of our paid Services, you will honor your payment obligations and you consent to us storing your payment information. Fees and taxes may be added to the prices for premium Services, and you agree to pay us any applicable fees and taxes. Taxes are calculated at the time of purchase based on the billing information that you provide. Failure to render payment may result in the termination of your subscription. Your purchase may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in price based on location. You authorize us to store and continue billing your method of payment (e.g. account, or credit card) even after it has expired to avoid interrupting your paid Service access and to facilitate easy payment of new services. You must pay us for all charges, fees, and taxes unless you cancel your paid Services, in which case you agree to pay the full amount owed through the end of the applicable subscription period. We do not guarantee refunds.
2.4 Service Notices and Messages
You agree that we may provide you with notices and messages using our website, apps, email, or other services. This includes and applies to mobile applications. If the contact information you provide isn’t up to date, you may fail to receive these notices through no fault of GovBizConnect. Methods of contacting you may include: (1) banners or other notices on our website or app; (2) an email sent to the address you provided for your account; (3) through other means, including telephone, mobile phone, or mail. You agree to keep your contact information up to date.
2.5 Sharing Information
GovBizConnect Services allow you to message or share information through your profile, links shared in your activity feed, file uploads, messages, and blog. Any and all information that you share or post using GovBizConnect may be seen by other Members and, potentially, Visitors. We have settings to limit who can see your information, and will honor your choices in this regard when available. We reserve the right to remove any information or content on our Services at our sole discretion, with or without notice to any individuals, parties, or entities. We have the right to serve ads near your content and information, without any compensation to you or others.
Section 3 – Rights and Limits
3.1 Your License to GovBizConnect
3.2 Service Availability
We may change, suspend, discontinue, or end any of our Services at any time without any additional notification. GovBizConnect is not a storage service, and we cannot promise to store or allow access to any information or content you post. You agree that we have no obligation to store, maintain, or provide you a copy of any content or information that your or others provide. We may change our prices prospectively at our discretion, but will provide notice to you to the extent allowed under the law.
3.3 Other Content, Sites, and Apps
Browsing and accessing or using others’ content posted on our Services is done so at your own risk. Third parties may offer their own products and services through GovBizConnect, and we are not responsible for those third-party activities. You agree that by using our Services you may encounter information that is inaccurate, incomplete, delayed, misleading, illegal, offensive, or otherwise harmful. GovBizConnect, Inc. does not generally review content provided by our Members. You agree that we are not responsible for the content or information on our Services, and we are not responsible for any damages that may result of your use or reliance upon such information accessed on our Services.
You assume all responsibility relating to your decision to access or use third party apps, sites, or services linked to from our Services. Third party apps and sites have their own legal terms and privacy policies, and you may be giving others permission to use your information in ways we would not. Use other sites and apps at your own risk.
We reserve the right to limit how you access and interact on our Services, including the number of contacts and your ability to message other Members. We reserve the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if we believe that you may be in breach of this Agreement, the law, or if you are abusing or misusing our Services. GovBizConnect reserves all of its intellectual property rights. GovBizConnect logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of GovBizConnect. Other trademarks or logos used in connection with our Services or your company profiles may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Section 4 – Disclaimer and Limit of Liability
This section serves as our disclaimer of legal liability regarding the safety, reliability, and quality of our Services.
4.1 No Warranty
To the extent allowed under the law, GovBizConnect, Inc. deny all implied warranties and representations and do not guarantee that our Services will function without interruption or errors. We provide our Services on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Where laws in some locations do not allow certain disclaimers, some or all of these disclaimers may not apply to you.
4.2 Exclusion of Liability
GovBizConnect, Inc., and those that work with GovBizConnect to provide our Services, shall not be liable to you or any other entity for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, or any loss of data, opportunities, reputation, profits or revenues, related to our Services. This includes downtime of our Services, data loss, use and/or modifications to your information or content, and offensive or defamatory statements. In no event shall the liability of GovBizConnect (and those that GovBizConnect works with to provide our Services) exceed, in the aggregate for all claims, an amount that is the lesser of three times the most recent monthly or yearly fee that you paid for a premium service.
The limits of liability outline here are part of the basis of the bargain and agreement between you and GovBizConnect and applies to all claims of liability (e.g. warranty, tort, negligence, contract law). This limitation of liability applies even if GovBizConnect has been informed of the possibility of such damage.
Some laws in certain locations do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability to apply. If so, these limits may not apply to you.
Section 5 – Termination
You or GovBizConnect can terminate this Agreement at any time with notice to the other. On termination, you lose the right and ability to access and/or use our Services. The following shall survive termination; (1) Sections 4, 6, and 7 of this Agreement; (2) Our rights to use and/or disclose feedback you have provided; (3) Any amount owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination; (4) Members and/or Visitors retain the right to further re-share the content and information that you shared through our Services.
Section 6 – Resolution of Disputes
In the event we end up in a legal dispute, you agree that the laws of the State of Connecticut, USA, excluding its conflict of law rules, shall exclusively govern any dispute related to this agreement of our Services. We both agree that all claims can only be litigated in the federal or state courts of Kent County, Delaware USA, and we each agree to personal jurisdiction in those courts.
Section 7 – General Terms of this Agreement
If a court with authority over this Agreement finds any part of it not enforceable, we both agree that the court should modify the terms of this Agreement to make that part enforceable while still achieving its original intent. If the court cannot do so, we both agree that the court will be asked to remove the unenforceable section and still enforce the remainder of the Agreement. The Agreement is binding, to the extent allowed by the law. If we do not act to enforce a breach in this Agreement, this is not an indicator that GovBizConnect has waived its right to enforce this Agreement. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement (or your Membership) to anyone else. You agree that GovBizConnect may assign this Agreement to another party that buys it without your consent.
We reserve the right to change the terms of this Agreement and will provide you notice if we do. We agree that changes made to this Agreement cannot be retroactive. If you do not agree to changes to this Agreement, you must halt all use of our Services. You agree that you will only provide legal notice to us at the addresses provided in Section 10.
Section 8 – GovBizConnect Activity Terms
8.1 Rules Regarding Member Behavior
You agree that you will comply with all applicable laws, including privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements. You agree to provide accurate information on your account and will keep it updated so as to remain accurate. You agree to use your real name, whether as a personal account or as the designated representative or a small or large business. You agree to use our Services in a professional manner. You agree to secure permission to represent your company/agency in a public forum prior to registering for a GovBizConnect account, through whatever means is appropriate as decided by the company/agency you will be representing.
8.2 Inappropriate Behavior
You agree that you will not:
• Act in an unprofessional manner or be dishonest in the information you provide;
• Intentionally add content that is not intended for a designated profile field, including information for which there is not a field provided by GovBizConnect;
• Upload an image that is not your likeness or logo for the company/agency for which you are acting as a representative, depending on profile type;
• Create a false identity on GovBizConnect;
• Misrepresent yourself or your employer, including position, qualifications, affiliations (past or present), or your identity (no pseudonyms);
• Create a member profile for anyone other than yourself or the company/agency you currently represent;
• Use or access an account belonging to anyone other than you;
• Use language or act in a way to harass, abuse, or harm another person, company, or agency;
• Send spam, “junk mail,” “pyramid scheme,” or other unwanted communications to others;
• Scrape or copy profiles and information through any means, automated or manual;
• Disclose information that you do not have the right or are authorized to disclose;
• Violate GovBizConnect intellectual property, including logos or the word “GovBizConnect” in any business name, email, or URL;
• Post files or anything else containing software viruses, worms, or other malicious code;
• Promote the selling or distribution of illegal drugs, escort services, or prostitution;
• Create derivative works of GovBizConnect, our Services, or any related technology;
• Copy or use information, content, or data from GovBizConnect in a competing service;
• Copy or use the information, content, or data of others on GovBizConnect;
• Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher, or otherwise derive the source code for our Services, or any part thereof;
• Access our Services except through the interfaces provided by GovBizConnect;
• Override any security features of our Services.
Section 9 – Complaints Regarding Content
We require that Member posted information be accurate and up-to-date. If you have an issue with any content posted on GovBizConnnect, please report it for review by contacting us at Info@GovBizConnect.com
Section 10 – Contact Information
Address: 850 New Burton Rd, Dover, DE 19904
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