TERMS OF USE

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING OR ACCESSING ANY PAGES IN THIS WEBSITE. By using or accessing this website you signify your acknowledgment and assent to the terms and conditions of use set forth below. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this website. This website is a service provided by Next Generation Solutions, Ltd. ("NGSLTD") and its affiliates. Except as otherwise specifically provided elsewhere on this website, redistribution, retransmission, republication or commercial exploitation of the contents of this website are expressly prohibited without the written consent of NGSLTD and any copyright owner from whom NGSLTD has obtained a license. Requests for such permission should be submitted via our feedback form . All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Downloading of any information, content or images from this website does not transfer any right or ownership of such information, content or images to you, and such information, content or images may be used solely in accordance with these terms of use.

DISPUTES AND REFUNDS

Any program-related disputes must be addressed with the Provider. Any refunds of PROGRAM FEES are subject to the rules and regulations imposed by the Providers.
The USER FEES and TRANSACTION FEES are NOT refundable.

CONTENTS

NGSLTD does not ordinarily filter, censor, edit or regulate information and content provided by third parties on this website. NGSLTD neither endorses nor is responsible for (and under no circumstances shall be liable for) the contents, accuracy or reliability of such information and content or the content of any websites hyperlinked to this website, which are the sole responsibility of such independent third parties, and use thereof is solely at your own risk. Those who choose to access information from this website (including any information obtained through any hyperlink or embedding) are solely responsible for the compliance of such information with any applicable law.

CODE OF ACCEPTABLE CONDUCT

When participating in interactive portions of this website, you agree to abide by the following code of acceptable conduct: 1. You will not upload or otherwise provide infringing, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, abusive, illegal or otherwise improper content and represent that you have proper right and authorization to use any information or content you upload. 2. You will not upload viruses or harmful components. 3. You will not use the website to further any illegal purpose.

PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND SOFTWARE

Downloading software from this website does not give you title to such software, including any files, data and images incorporated in or associated with the software. Your use of any such software shall be only in accordance with the license agreement that is included with the software or presented upon download of such software. Software available on this website is copyrighted by NGSLTD or its owner. Software may not be copied, redistributed or placed on any server for further distribution. You may not sell, modify, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reverse engineer the software. A description or reference to a product, service or publication on this website (including any description or reference via hyperlink) does not imply endorsement by NGSLTD of that product, service or publication. Products and software offered through this website shall be warranted, if at all, through the written license or warranty provided in connection with such product or software.

REVIEWS, COMMENTS AND EVENT SUBMISSIONS

NGSLTD may enable this web site to allow visitors to submit events, ask questions, make comments and engage in dialog with NGSLTD employees; to communicate with individuals outside of NGSLTD through the use of electronic greetings; and to offer opinions and comments on services provided by this website. Any visitor who submits events, communicates such opinions, comments or reviews on or through the site, grants NGSLTD and its affiliates a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such submissions, reviews and comments throughout the world in any media. You also grant NGSLTD and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit with any review or comment, if any, in connection with such submission, review or comment. NGSLTD is not obligated in any way to display, condone or publish any such submission, opinion, comment or review on its site and reserves all rights to remove any items, submission, opinion, comment or review that it deems inappropriate, offensive, incorrect or otherwise contrary to the interests of NGSLTD, its employees, affiliates, and partners.

SEARCH ENGINE EMBEDDING

NGSLTD may enable seamless integration of its search engines with official websites of its event providers. In those cases, NGSLTD makes no representations or warranties about how this integration is implemented. NGSLTD will not be responsible for the integrity and validity of content returned by this integration. NGSLTD reserves the right to disallow such integration at any time and at its own discretion.

NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES

NGSLTD makes no representations or warranties that this website is free of defects, viruses or other harmful components. NGSLTD shall not be responsible for any damages or loss that may result from the hacking OR infiltration of this website OR NGSLTD's computer systems OR from embedding any parts of this website on third party websites. YOU HAVE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADEQUATE PROTECTION AND BACKUP OF DATA AND/OR EQUIPMENT USED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE AND YOU AGREE TO HOLD NGSLTD HARMLESS FROM, AND YOU COVENANT NOT TO SUE NGSLTD FOR, ANY CLAIMS BASED ON USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING CLAIMS FOR LOST DATA, WORK DELAYS OR LOST PROFITS RESULTING FROM USE OF MATERIALS OR CONTENT FROM THIS WEBSITE. The pages on this website may contain technical inaccuracies, outdated information and typographical errors. THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS." NGSLTD DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR MERCHANTABILITY, NOR DOES IT IN ANY WAY GUARANTEE THE QUALITY, DATA CONTENT, ARTISTIC WORTH, OR LEGALITY OF INFORMATION, CONTENT, GOODS OR SERVICES THAT ARE TRANSFERRED, RECEIVED, PURCHASED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE OR OBTAINED BY WAY OF THIS WEBSITE.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, SHALL NGSLTD BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS THAT RESULT FROM THE DISTRIBUTION OR USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE CONTENT OR MATERIALS ON THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF NGSLTD HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL NGSLTD'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE.

JURISDICTION AND CHOICE OF LAW

NGSLTD controls and manages this website from its facilities in the state of Indiana. Unless otherwise stated, materials and content on this website are presented solely for promoting products and services in Indiana and the United States of America. Information published on this website may contain references to products, programs and services that are not announced or available in your country or region. NGSLTD makes no representation that such information, products, programs or services referenced on this website are legal, available or appropriate in your country or region. These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You and NGSLTD irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Indiana in connection with any action arising out of or related to these terms of use or their subject matter. You and NGSLTD waive any objection based on lack of personal jurisdiction, place of residence, improper venue or forum non conveniens in any such action.

TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS

Nothing on this website shall be construed as conferring any license under any intellectual property right, including any right in the nature of trademark or copyright, of NGSLTD or any third party, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise. All brands and names are the property of their respective owners. Except as otherwise noted, NGSLTD is the owner of all trademarks and service marks on this website, whether registered or not. All registered trademarks are registered in the United States of America (and other applicable jurisdictions). A partial list of the trademarks of NGSLTD appears below: NGSPortal, OpenCitation, Open Case Filing Agent.

SEVERABILITY

If any provision of these terms of use shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the remaining terms of use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

PRIVACY

Please refer to the Privacy Policy.

GENERAL

These terms of use represent the entire understanding relating to the use of this website and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional communications. NGSLTD can revise these terms of use at any time without notice by updating this posting. Any unauthorized access, modification or change of any information, or any interference with the availability of or access to this website is strictly prohibited. NGSLTD reserves all legal rights and remedies available to it and this disclaimer shall in no way be deemed a limitation or waiver of any other rights NGSLTD may have. Specific areas or pages of this website may include additional or different terms relating to the use of this website. In the event of a conflict between such terms and these terms of use such specific terms shall control.

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