You may use the Site for personal and non-commercial purposes only. We absolutely intend and hope that you will find the Site professionally useful and that maybe, in some way, some article you read or connection you make will help you in your work life. However, you can’t use the Site itself to make money—you can’t charge your friends or clients to access it, you can’t make copies of it and sell them, that sort of thing—basically, you can’t use the Site to make a living or for any other purpose or in any other manner except as permitted under the Agreement unless you enter into a separate written agreement with us that says you can. Keep in mind that all applicable laws, rules and regulations (“Laws") and any agreements or terms with third parties to which you are subject still apply. We’ll discuss this more below, but individual pieces of Site Content may be protected by Laws in addition to or apart from the Laws protecting the Site, so please be aware of those in your use of Site Content.
In order to comprehensively cover the hospitality industry, the Site contains content about all sorts of businesses, establishments, trends, brands and geographical areas, as well as news, feature stories, images, video, audio and other materials (together with everything else on the Site, the “Site Content."). We try to ensure all of our Site Content is top notch, but we make no guarantee that any Site Content is accurate, current or complete. Your use of the Site Content we provide or that you obtain on or through the Site is at your own risk. If you think something looks odd, please let us know. You agree that you will not hold us liable for any inaccurate, incomplete, outdated or missing information on the Site.
In order to provide you with as much relevant information as possible, the Site may contain links to other web sites not maintained by us. Be aware when you leave our Site and be sure to read the terms and conditions and privacy statements of each and every website you visit, even if they are not as brilliant as ours. We are not responsible for the practices or the content of such other websites or services. Despite any links that might exist on the Site, we do not endorse and are not affiliated with such third parties.
We want everyone in our industry to benefit from the Site, so you may use it without registration (i.e., signing up with a name, email address and password or some combination of those). However, in order to access some aspects or functions of the Site, you will need to register for an account. Your account is for your sole, personal use. You may not allow others to use your account and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. (If another person or entity wants an account, they can easily sign up themselves.) We ask that the e-mail address you provide when you register be a valid e-mail address for you. We encourage, but do not require, that the user name you provide be your real name. You are responsible for the security of your password and will be solely liable for any use or unauthorized use under such password.
The Site is built to let you interact with us and with others on the Site in certain ways if you’d like. We are happy to take suggestions for certain kinds of Site Content on our Suggestion Page or to hear from you via email and we hope you’ll decide to comment on Site Content. We may institute even more functions to increase and improve those interactions, so we’ll call any content you submit or upload via email or to the Site “Your Content."
When you provide Your Content, you own Your Content except as you may otherwise agree. However, by sharing or uploading Your Content:
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You grant us (and any of our contractors and licensors with respect to any of Your Content you provide to them through your use of our Site) a perpetual, worldwide license to use, redact, republish, copy, perform and distribute Your Content and your screen name, including, without limitation, any intellectual property contained therein, in any medium now known or hereinafter developed without payment or compensation to you and without seeking any further approval from you. This includes displaying it on the Site but is not limited to displaying it on the Site.
You acknowledge that our use of Your Content may include licensing Your Content to third parties and/or using Your Content for advertising purposes. In no event will we be required to seek your approval or provide you with any compensation in connection with any such uses.
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We’re pretty sure that everyone will be polite and hospitable when using the Site and posting content; however, just in case, please be sure to review this section to see what you can and can’t do with and while on the Site. You are solely responsible for Your Content that you post on the Site or transmit to other users.
In exchange for our providing the Site and access to it, you agree that you will:
(We realize this is a long list; keep it professional, legal and honest and you’re likely to be just fine)
When using the Service, you may be exposed to content and communications from a variety of sources and you agree that we are not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to any such content. And, just like when you visit any website, by using the Site you acknowledge that you may be exposed to content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable. If you object to this possibility, you should not use the Site.
We hope the Site stays forever, but it may not. You agree that we will have no liability to you or to any third party for any termination, modification, or discontinuance of the Site.
Please read the “No Warranties" and “Indemnity from You" sections particularly carefully. They are very important.
The Site, including all Site Content, is provided “AS IS" and “AS AVAILABLE." We make no representations or warranties of any kind whatsoever for or with respect to the Site Content or the Site.
Further, to the fullest extent permissible by applicable Laws, we disclaim any and all express or implied warranties, including, without limitation, any implied warranty of non-infringement, title, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Similarly, we do not warrant that the functions contained in the Site or any Site Content will be completely secure, uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the Site or the Server(s) that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components and we do not warrant that the Site or Site Content is appropriate or legal for access or use anywhere except the State of Texas.
We will not be liable for the use of the Site, including, without limitation, the Site Content and any errors contained in any content provided by our licensors or other third-parties. In no event will we be liable under any theory of tort, contract, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or other consequential damages, lost profits, lost data, lost opportunities, costs of cover, exemplary, punitive, personal injury or wrongful death, each of which is hereby excluded by agreement of you and us regardless of whether or not we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. As used in this section, “we" and “our" includes HFTP and HFTP’s contractors and licensors.
If any part of these warranty disclaimers or limitations of liability is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, or if we are otherwise found to be liable to you in any manner, then our aggregate liability for all claims under such circumstances for liabilities shall not exceed the lesser of (a) the amount paid by you for your use of the Site during the prior twelve (12) months or (b) ten United States dollars (US $10).
Any claims asserted by you in connection with the Service must be asserted in writing to Patch within one (1) year of the date such claim first arose, or such claim is forever waived by you. Each claim shall be adjudicated individually, and you agree not to combine your claim with the claim of any third party.
Materials may be made available via the Site by third parties not within our control. That is to say, we can’t control what other people post. We are under no obligation to scan content used in connection with the Site for the inclusion of illegal or impermissible content. However, we respect the copyright interests of others, and it is our policy not to permit materials that we know to infringe another party’s copyright to remain on the Service and, in appropriate circumstances, to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers.
If you believe any materials on the Service infringe a copyright, you should provide us with written notice that at minimum contains:
By accessing or using the Site, registering, sending an email or otherwise communicating with us through the Site, you are communicating with us electronically, and you agree to receive electronic communication from us, by email and by posting to the Site. You agree that any electronic communication from us satisfies any legal requirements that such communication must be in writing. You also agree that any communications or materials that you provide to us or the Site, including, without limitation, by posting to the Site, email or otherwise, are and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.
You are solely responsible for ensuring that your access to and use of the Site and the Site Content complies with all applicable Laws, including, without limitation, export and import regulations.
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
11709 Boulder Ln, Ste 110
Austin, Texas 78726 USA
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