Terms of Use

 

Effective Date: April 1, 2013

 

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

 

This portion of the website “http://SharpenYourPotential.com/terms-of-use/” governs your use of our website, SharpenYourPotential.com (“our site” or “this site”) and/or any portion thereof. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using our site. By using our site, you are indicating that you agree to all of the Terms and Conditions set forth herein. Also, you are indicating that you understand The Edge SYP, LLC (hereafter referred to as “The Edge”) may revise the Terms and Conditions from time to time without providing any notice to you. You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions, because your continued use of this website after we have revised the Terms and Conditions will indicate that you accept them as revised. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS THIS WEBSITE OR USE ANY OF THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR CONTENT PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. In these Terms and Conditions, “you” and “your” refer to any and all individuals and/or entities accessing this website for any reason.

 

Use of this Website

 

This website is owned and maintained by The Edge. The Edge authorizes you to view and access a single copy of the Content (defined below) available from this site solely for your personal, noncommercial use. You agree not to copy, create derivative works, duplicate, display, distribute, download, upload, modify, publish, publicly perform, sell, resell, transmit, transfer, or exploit for any public or commercial purposes any portion of the “Content,” which is defined throughout these Terms and Conditions as all of the products, services, and information, including, but not limited to, all of the page headers, images, graphics, text, logos, button icons, design, layout, software (including source code), sounds, music, video files, and data (collectively, the “Content”) provided on SharpenYourPotential.com. You must retain all copyright, trademark, service mark, and other proprietary notices contained in the original content in any authorized copy that you make of this website. This website may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals interested in obtaining information about professional development and related products and services. You are not authorized to use this website or Content, except as indicated above, in any manner, including, without limitation: (1) in violation of any applicable law, order, or regulation; (2) in a way that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity, or other personal rights of others, or (3) that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive, or hateful. In addition, you shall not breach the security of this website, including, without limitation: (a) accessing data not intended for you or logging into a server account that you are not authorized to access, (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach a security or authentication measure of this website and/or Content without proper authorization, and/or (c) using viruses, spamming, flooding, etc. to interfere with service to any user, host, or network.

 

Personal Information

 

You may view information on this website without providing any personal information to The Edge. However, if you decide to provide personal information to this website (See Privacy Policy for a description of personal information and The Edge policies concerning such information), it is your responsibility to maintain and promptly update, including, without limitation, your registration (email, password), your profile information (opt-in preferences and information concerning your educational and employment background), and any other personally identifiable information you may provide to obtain a product or service available on the website (collectively, the “personal information”) in order to keep your personal information current, accurate, and complete. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the form, content, and accuracy of any information provided by you on this website. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your ID and password, and are fully responsible for all activities on our website that occur under your ID and password (See Privacy Policy for a description of the The Edge’s privacy and security policies). You agree to immediately notify The Edge of any unauthorized use of your ID, password, or other personal information or any other breach of security. You also agree to log off at the end of each session at this website. The Edge cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to adhere to these requirements.

 

User-Submitted Content

 

The Edge has established several ways you may communicate with other users and with The Edge including responding to blog posts and submitting contact requests. All user communications made to or through SharpenYourPotential.com are referred to as “User-Submitted Content. To add content to the SharpenYourPotential.com, you must first register with SharpenYourPotential.com and agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions. However, submitting requests for contact do not require registering with SharpenYourPotential.com. By submitting content, you agree that:

 

  • Your submitted content is not illegal, indecent, profane, threatening, or defamatory; and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any form of “spam.”
  • Your submitted content does not infringe on the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights of any person or entity, or contain any confidential or proprietary information of any person or entity, or otherwise violate the legal rights of any person or entity.
  • Your submitted content does not contain personally identifiable information about other persons, such as their phone number, contact information or email address, or information about that could result in an invasion of their privacy or their harassment.
  • You grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully assignable and sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, edit, reformat, create derivative works from, distribute and display content throughout the world for any purpose and in any media (including for advertising or other commercial use).
  • You grant us the non-exclusive right to seek to enjoin and/or obtain damages from any third party from the unauthorized use or reproduction of your content. If we publish your content or authorize or license others to do so, your content may be edited for length or clarity or for any other reason either before or after it is published. We reserve the right (but not the obligation) to remove any content for any reason from SharpenYourPotential.com.
  • You agree that you will not use or reproduce any content in any manner or in any media, including posting or republishing any such content on any other website.

 

Electronic Communications

 

You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications provided to you electronically by The Edge satisfy any legal requirement that such

 

Proprietary Rights

 

This website is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The Edge has exclusive rights to or has been licensed by third parties to use all of the Content (as defined above). All Content is subject to trademark, service mark, trade dress, copyright, and/or other intellectual property rights or licenses held by The Edge. The entire Content of our website is protected by U.S. copyright laws as a collective work, and The Edge owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of the Content.

 

As previously stated above, you may not copy, create derivative works, duplicate, display, distribute, download, upload, modify, publish, publicly perform, sell, resell, transmit, transfer, or exploit for any public or commercial purposes the Content without first obtaining written permission from The Edge via email at inquiries@SharpenYourPotential.com. Any of these uses of the Content, or any portion thereof, or use of the Content for any purpose other than as explicitly authorized herein constitutes an infringement of The Edge copyrights and other proprietary rights. Use of the Content on any other website or other networked computer environment is prohibited without prior written permission from The Edge. For related information, see the “Trademarks” section below.

 

Termination of Access of Repeat Infringers

 

As a condition to your use of this website, you agree not to use the website to infringe the intellectual property rights of others in any way. We will terminate the access of any users (including terminating their login and password) and block access to this website and any other The Edge websites of any users who are repeat infringers of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of others. The Edge reserves the right to take these actions at any time, in our sole discretion, with or without notice, and without any liability to the user whose access is terminated or blocked.

 

Trademarks

 

The trademarks and logos used on our website identify our products and services and are owned by The Edge or are licensed by The Edge. No use of any The Edge or a third-party trademark is permitted without proper attribution to The Edge or the proper party. Trademark use must comply with applicable trademark law. A full list of trademarks can be found by contacting The Edge.

 

No Warranties

 

THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NEITHER THE EDGE NOR ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AFFILIATES, AND AGENTS, NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING ANY CONTENT MAKES ANY GUARANTIES OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE AND CONTENT OR ANY OTHER MATTER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES REGARDING THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY CONTENT, WARRANTIES THAT THE CONTENT WILL BE FREE OF ERRORS, OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS.

 

THE EDGE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU OBTAIN FROM OR PROVIDE TO THE WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, WORMS, TIME BOMBS, BOTS, AND OTHER COMPUTER PROGRAMMING ROUTINES OR ENGINES THAT ARE INTENDED TO DAMAGE, DETRIMENTALLY INTERFERE WITH, SURREPTITIOUSLY INTERCEPT, OR EXPROPRIATE ANY SYSTEM, DATA, OR INFORMATION.

 

Limitation of Liability

 

THE EDGE AND ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AFFILIATES, AND AGENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS, COST, DAMAGE, OR OTHER INJURY, OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY: (I) YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR RELIANCE ON, ANY PART OF THIS SITE OR CONTENT, (II) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY PART OF THE SITE OR IN THE CONTENT THEREIN, OR (III) The Edge OR ANY OTHER PERSON’S PERFORMANCE OF ANY OBLIGATIONS UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IN NO EVENT WILL THE EDGE OR ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, AFFILIATES, AND AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

 

Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for certain damages, in which case the liability of The Edge and its directors, officers, employees, representatives, affiliates, and agents shall be limited in accordance with these Terms and Conditions to the fullest extent permitted by law. You specifically waive any claims you may have arising out of your use of SharpenYourPotential.com. Without limiting the foregoing, if The Edge or any of its directors, officers, employees, representatives, affiliates, and agents is found liable to you for any claims or matters arising under or in connection with these terms and conditions, our aggregate and maximum liability for all such matters and claims shall not exceed the total amount paid by you to The Edge, if any, for the specific service or product giving rise to such liability. You expressly agree that use of this website and Content on SharpenYourPotential.com is at your own risk. Any Content downloaded or otherwise obtained through this website is done so at your own initiative and you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data resulting from such Content.

 

Website Links

 

On this website there are some links provided to websites maintained by third parties over which The Edge has no control. We take no responsibility for the accuracy, content, or any aspect of such third-party content, and disclaim any liability to you for such content or for any consequence of your decision to use the links provided or your use of such content. We also disclaim all liability and make no representations or warranties for any products or services sold or provided to you by any third party. Your purchase of products or services through a third-party website is subject to agreements and/or the terms and conditions in effect between you and the providers of products and services at those other websites. You agree that you shall not bring a suit or claim against The Edge or any of our affiliates arising from or based on your purchase or use of products, services, or content through such third-party websites.

 

Links do not imply that The Edge sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked website is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol of The Edge.

 

If you would like to link to this website, you may only do so on the basis that you link to, but do not replicate the homepage of this website, and subject to the following conditions:

 

  1. You do not create a frame or any other browser or border environment around this website;
  2. You do not in any way imply that The Edge is endorsing any products or services other than its own;
  3. You do not misrepresent your relationship with The Edge nor present any other false information about The Edge or its products;
  4. You use The Edge trademarks only in accordance with this website’s Trademark and Copyrights pages;
  5. The website, blog, or other location where you create the link does not contain content that is distasteful, offensive or controversial, infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of any other person or otherwise does not comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

 

The Edge expressly reserves the right to revoke the license granted above for breach of these conditions and to take any action it deems appropriate.  You agree to fully indemnify The Edge for any loss or damage suffered by The Edge for breach of these conditions.

 

Email and Other Communications and Solicitations

 

When you sign up for our website and complete your profile, you may consent to receive certain information and other materials concerning programs, products, and services from The Edge and its strategic partners and corporate affiliates that share our commitment development, as described in our Privacy Policy. Such solicitations generally take the form of materials emailed to you, but may include materials mailed to you via postal mail, telephone calls, or other forms. Solicitations will be made to the addresses (email or postal mail) and phone numbers provided to us in the sign-up process.

 

Special Conditions for International Use and Exports

 

This website is controlled and operated by The Edge and its agents from their offices within the United States. The Edge makes no representations or guaranties that the Content provided on SharpenYourPotential.com is appropriate for use in all locations, or that the Content provided is available or appropriate for sale or use in all jurisdictions. Access to our website and its Content from other countries where such Content is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access this website and its Content, you do so on your own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws or regulations. Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of data or information exported from the United States or the country in which you reside. You further agree not to upload to our website any data or software that cannot be exported without prior written government authorization, including, but not limited to, certain encryption software. You are also responsible for complying with any local laws in your country, which may impact your right to import, export, or use any services provided on our website. These assurances and commitments shall survive any termination of the Terms and Conditions and your use of this website.

 

Modifications

 

The Edge reserves the right to modify this website and the Terms and Conditions and any other policies governing the website at any time. Modifications may be posted on the website, and users are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any changes to the website.

 

Termination and Investigations

 

The Edge, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to decline, suspend, terminate, alter, and/or modify your access to this website and any and all Content on this website at any time and for any reason, including those set forth above under “Use of this Website” and any indicated in our Privacy Policy. If we believe your conduct or any information you provide to the site materially fails to conform to the Terms and Conditions, we reserve the right to investigate, involve, report to, and cooperate with law enforcement, governmental, or other authorities concerning such conduct, and to pursue a civil lawsuit, criminal prosecution, or other action for any alleged or actual illegal, fraudulent, or other unauthorized activities involving this website or any of the services provided herein, with or without notice. Any report made to law enforcement, governmental, or other authorities may be made without notice to you. However, subject to our discretion or where compelled to do so, we may notify you of termination of your access to this website via email or other written notice to the address you provide to us in the sign-up process. After the termination, you will not be authorized to access or use the service, and you shall cease all such access and use. Upon termination, you agree to immediately discontinue your use of the website and destroy all Content obtained from it.

 

General

 

Your agreement to the Terms and Conditions does not confer any rights, remedies, or benefits upon any person other than you and The Edge. You may not assign any rights under these Terms and Conditions without the prior written consent of The Edge. The Terms and Conditions shall be binding on and inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and assigns. Should any provision of the Terms and Conditions be held to be void, invalid, unenforceable, or illegal by a proper legal authority, the validity and enforceability of the other provisions shall not be affected. The Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without effect to any principles of conflicts of law, and the federal law of the United States.