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User Agreement

YOUR USE OF THE SITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT

 
Your (“User”) use of this site constitutes your agreement to these terms and conditions.  If you do not agree to this Agreement, you may not use this site and such use is unauthorized.  It is your sole responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes as the owner of this site, TechProtege, LLC, (“Company”) reserves the right to amend this Agreement at any time and in any way and your continued use of this site following the posting of any changes to the Agreement constitutes acceptance of such changes.  The Company reserves the right to terminate a User’s use of this site at any time without notice and may do so for any breach of this Agreement or the instructions on this site by User.  This Agreement applies to licensors and advertisers as well.
   
AGE ELIGIBILITY FOR USE OF THIS SITE
You must be at least 18 years of age to use the site and to enter into this Agreement.  If a parent or guardian wishes to permit a person under 18, and under his or her supervision, to use this site, he or she should email the Company with his or her explicit permission and acceptance of full legal responsibility for the minor to do so.  If you are not yet 18, if you are easily offended, or are accessing this site from any country where material on this site is prohibited or illegal, you must immediately cease use of the site and immediately leave the site as you do not have permission to access and use the site.
   
YOU AGREE TO RECEIVE ELECTRONIC RECORDS
Your use of the site constitutes your express consent to receive information from Company in an electronic format. You will need a computer with browser and Internet access to receive such electronic records. Electronic records may include, but are not limited to, terms and conditions, agreements, privacy policies, and other items.

LICENSE TO USE THIS SITE

Upon the effective date of this Agreement, the Company hereby grants you, the user, a non-exclusive, non-transferable limited license to use this site in strict accordance with the terms and conditions in this Agreement and as permitted via instructions on this site.  You agree not to make any false or fraudulent statements in your use of or to gain access to this site.  You acknowledge and agree that all content and services available on this site are property of the Company and its advertisers and licensors and are protected by copyrights, moral rights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other proprietary rights and laws, in the U.S. and internationally.  All rights not expressly granted herein are fully reserved by the Company, its advertisers and licensors.    You agree to pay for any and all purchases and services made using your name and credit card through this Site.  You agree not to challenge any such charges and to pay for all collections and/or attorneys fees resulting from any non-payment.
   
LICENSE RESTRICTIONS
 
Use
You agree not to make any false or fraudulent statements in your use of or to gain access to this site or during your use of this site. Except as may be explicitly permitted through this site, you agree not to save, download, cut and paste, sell, license, rent, lease, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, or create derivative works from materials, code or content on or from this site or that is property of Company or any advertiser offering materials through our programs. Systematic retrieval of data or other content from this site or the site of any party offering materials through this site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory without written permission from the Company is prohibited. In addition, use of the content or materials for any purpose not expressly permitted in this Agreement is prohibited.

Password and Login Responsibility

You are responsible for keeping your password and login information private.  If someone other than yourself has gained access to your password and login information, you must immediately inform us.  We are not responsible for unauthorized access to your account by third parties.  

You agree that you shall not try to reverse engineer, reverse assemble, reverse compile, decompile, disassemble, translate or otherwise alter, defraud or create false results from any executable code, contents or materials on or received via this site or any advertiser's site. You understand that such actions are likely to subject you to serious civil and criminal legal penalties and that the Company shall pursue such penalties to the full extent of the law to protect its rights and the rights of its other licensors.

 
No International Use Where Prohibited
Accessing this site in locations where its contents are illegal is prohibited. None of the information on this site may be downloaded, exported or reexported into Libya, Iraq, North Korea, Cuba, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), Iran, Syria, Sudan, Burma (Myanmar), Serbia, the Taliban, Sierra Leone, Liberia, designated Terrorists and international Narcotics Traffickers, Foreign Terrorist Organizations, and/or designated foreign persons who have engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or any other country with restrictions imposed by the U.S. Government. By using this site, you agree that you are not a citizen of or a resident in any of these countries. You agree that you shall comply with all applicable export and import control laws and regulations in your use of this site, or materials or services received through this site, and, in particular, you shall not export or re-export anything on or received through this site in violation of local or foreign export laws and/or without all required U.S. and foreign government licenses.
   
Export
You agree that you shall comply with all applicable export and import control laws and regulations in your use of this site, or materials or services received through this site, and, in particular, you shall not export or re-export anything on or received through this site in violation of local or foreign export laws and/or without all required U.S. and foreign government licenses.
 
Government Use
If you are a branch or agency of the U.S. Government, the following provision applies. Any software which is downloaded from or made available via the site for or on behalf of the United States of America, its agencies and/or instrumentalities is provided with Restricted Rights. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 or subparagraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted Rights at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as applicable.  Unpublished rights reserved under the copyright laws of the United States.
   
USER'S LICENSE GRANT TO SITE
Except with regard to personal information, all information which you communicate to the Company through this site (collectively “Submissions”) shall forever be the property of the Company.  You agree to the Site Submission Rules found here as part of this Agreement if provided on the site by the Company.  The Company shall not treat any submission as confidential and shall not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future Company services or products.  Without limitation, the Company shall have exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights to any Submission of every kind and nature everywhere.  You acknowledge that you are fully responsible for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright.  You hereby represent and warrant that your Submission does not infringe the rights of any third party.
   
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY
You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is our policy to terminate the account of users who repeatedly infringe the copyright rights of others upon receipt of proper notification to us by the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on our site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our site; (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. Our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached at: Copyright Agent, TechProtege, LLC, 1901 Avenue of the Stars – Suite 200, Century City, CA  90067, or via the contact form provided.
   
FEES
We reserve the right to charge for our services and to change our fees from time to time in our sole discretion. If we terminate your use of and/or access to the site, you shall not be entitled to the refund of any unused portion of any fees incurred.
   
THIRD PARTY SITES
You will be transferred to online merchants or other third party sites through links or frames from this site. You are cautioned to read such sites' Terms and Conditions and/or Privacy Policies before using such sites in order to be aware of the terms and conditions of your use of such sites. You acknowledge that the Company is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the contents, products, services or any transmissions received through such sites. The inclusion of such a link or frame does not imply endorsement of this site by the Company, its advertisers or licensors, any association with its operators and is provided solely for your convenience. You agree that the Company and its licensors have no liability whatsoever from such third party sites and your usage of them. If you wish to suspend email from such sites, you must contact them directly.
   
INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to indemnify and hold the Company, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Company’s services and/or site and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above and/or if any Content that you post on the site or through our services causes the Company to be liable to another party. The Company reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you shall cooperate with the Company in asserting any available defenses.
   
DISPUTES
You agree that the laws of the state of California shall apply to any actions or claims arising out of or in relation to this Agreement or your use of this site, without regard to conflicts of laws principles thereof. You and the Company also agree and hereby submit to the filing of any claim only in the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of Los Angeles County, California and any legal proceedings shall be conducted in English. The Company makes no representation that materials on this site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from locations where their contents are illegal is prohibited. This Agreement shall not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the Sale of Goods.
   
LEGAL COMPLIANCE
Company may suspend or terminate this Agreement or your use immediately upon receipt of any notice which alleges that you have used this site for any purpose that violates any local, state, federal or law of other nations, including but not limited to the posting of information that may violate third party rights, that may defame a third party, that may be obscene or pornographic, that may harass or assault others, that may violate hacking or other criminal regulations, etc. of its agents, officers, directors, contractors or employees. In such event, Company may disclose your identity and contact information, if requested by a government or law enforcement body or as a result of a subpoena or other legal action, and Company shall not be liable for damages or results thereof and you agree not to bring any action or claim against Company for such disclosure.
   
PARENTAL FILTERING DEVICES
In accordance with 47 U.S.C. Sec. 230(d), parents are notified that there are filtering devices which are commercially available that may assist parents in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors, such as http://www.netnanny.com/, http://www.cyberpatrol.com/, http://www.cybersitter.com/.
 
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE COMPANY, ITS ADVERTISERS AND LICENSORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THIS SITE, THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR RECEIVED THROUGH USE OF THIS SITE, OR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH THIS SITE. ALL OF THIS SITE, THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR RECEIVED THROUGH USE OF THIS SITE, OR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE COMPANY, ADVERTISERS AND/OR ITS LICENSORS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SITE, THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR RECEIVED THROUGH USE OF THIS SITE, OR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING ALL EXPRESS, STATUTORY, AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE COMPANY, ADVERTISERS AND/OR ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR RECEIVED THROUGH USE OF THIS SITE, OR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH THIS SITE ARE ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THIS SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE CONTENTS OR ANY INFORMATION RECEIVED THROUGH THIS SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR RISK. USER AGREES THAT IT HAS RELIED ON NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR STATEMENTS OTHER THAN IN THIS AGREEMENT. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU BUT SHALL APPLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW OF YOUR JURISDICTION.
 
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE COMPANY, ADVERTISERS AND/OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM, OR ARISE OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE, THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON OR RECEIVED THROUGH USE OF THIS SITE, OR ANY SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH THIS SITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF THE COMPANY, ADVERTISERS AND/OR ITS LICENSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, THE COMPANY, ADVERTISERS AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE LICENSORS' LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW OF YOUR JURISDICTION.
 
MISCELLANEOUS
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties related to the subject matter thereof, supersedes any prior or contemporaneous (oral, written or electronic) agreement between the parties and shall not be changed except by written agreement signed by an officer of the Company. If any provision of this Agreement is prohibited by law or held to be unenforceable, the remaining provisions hereof shall not be affected, and this Agreement as much as possible under applicable law shall continue in full force and effect as if such unenforceable provision had never constituted a part hereof and the unenforceable provision shall be automatically amended so as to best accomplish the objectives of such unenforceable provision within the limits of applicable law. User shall not assign or transfer this Agreement and any such transfer shall be void.

Site Submission Rules


By using features of this site that allow you to post or otherwise transmit information to or through this site, or which may be seen by other users, you agree that you shall not upload, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content -- including text, communications, video, software, images, sounds, data, or other information -- that:

   
• is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortuous, obscene, sexually explicit or graphic, or otherwise in violation of this site’s rules or policies;
 
• victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
 
• infringes any patent, trade mark, service mark, trade secret, copyright, moral right, right of publicity, privacy or other proprietary right of any party;
 
• constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail (also known as "spamming"), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling;
 
• contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party; or
 
• impersonates any person or entity, including any employee or representative of this site, its licensors or advertisers.
   
You also agree that you shall not harvest or collect information about the users of this site or use such information for the purpose of transmitting or facilitating transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic e-mail or communications for any other commercial purpose of your own or a third party.
 
You further agree that you shall not solicit or collect information, or attempt to induce any physical contact with, anyone 18 years old or younger without appropriate prior verifiable express parental consent.
 
This site generally does not pre-screen, monitor, or edit the content posted by users of this site. However, this site and its agents have the right, at their sole discretion, to remove any content that, in this site’s sole judgment, does not comply with the Site Submission Rules or is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. This site is not liable for any failure, delay, damages or results, in removing such content.
   
You agree that your use of this site may be suspended or terminated immediately upon receipt of any notice which alleges that you have used this site in violation of these Rules and/or for any purpose that violates any local, state, federal or law of other nations, including but not limited to the posting of information that may violate third party rights, that may defame a third party, that may be obscene or pornographic, that may harass or assault others, that may violate hacking or other criminal regulations, etc. of its agents, officers, directors, contractors or employees.  In such event, you agree that the owner of this site may disclose your identity and contact information, if requested by a government or law enforcement body or as a result of a subpoena or other legal action, and the owner of this site shall not be liable for damages or results thereof, and you agree not to bring any action or claim against the owner of this site for such disclosure.

This site reserves the right to revise these Site Submission Rules at its discretion, so check back from time to time to be sure you are complying with the current version.

 
 
 

Privacy Policy

Effective November 18, 2008

 
Users under 18 are strictly prohibited
If you are under 18, you are not eligible to use this website and shall not disclose any information on this website or sign up for information or offers of any sort unless your parents have granted permission per the Terms and Conditions pertaining to your use of this site.  To learn more about protecting children's privacy online, go to www.ftc.gov/kidzprivacy.
 
Your Privacy is a Priority
Your privacy is very important to us. Our Privacy Policy is designed so that you understand the manner in which we collect, use and safeguard the personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our website and our products and services.
 
Information That We Collect
We collect two categories of information from you.  The first type is personal information that you actively choose to disclose (“Active Information”) and the second type is anonymous aggregate information collected in a manner not visible to you and others visiting our site (“Passive Information”).
 
 
Active Information
 
Before you may use the site (become a “user”), you must disclose the following information:
Active information is collected only when you enroll for a course or when you specifically request information.  No active information is collected from you when you are simply browsing the site.

You must be a U.S. resident and over 18 to participate.  In providing Active Information, you consent and agree that you may be contacted with information related to your inquiry and/or information regarding our or third parties’ products and services.

 
Additionally, you agree that by submitting your Active Information, you are making a purchase, an inquiry and/or an application for purposes of the Telemarketing Sales Rule, 16 CFR §310 et seq., and for the purposes of the state and federal law. Notwithstanding that your telephone number may be listed on the Federal Trade Commission's or a state Do-Not-Call List, we retain the right to contact you via telemarketing in accordance with the state and federal law.
 
California Residents
California residents have the right to receive: a) information identifying any third party companies to whom we may have disclosed, within the past calendar year, personal information pertaining to you and your family for the company's direct marketing purposes; and b) a description of the categories of personal information disclosed. To obtain such information you must make a request in writing. Your request must include your name and email address, the URL for the website you visited, and a return address or it will not be processed. We will not honor such requests more than once per calendar year.  Please mail your request to TechProtege, LLC, 1901 Avenue of the Stars – Suite 200, Century City, CA  90067.
 
Passive Information
• Browsing activity (date, time, page views, clicks, elapsed time, etc.)
• Website of referral
• Website on exit
• Browser type
• Connection speed
• IP address
 
 
What is a Cookie?
 
Use of Cookies
We use cookies to store users’ preferences and to record session information, for purposes including ensuring that users are not repeatedly offered the same advertisements and to customize newsletter, advertising, and Web page content based on browser type and user profile information. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable data you submit while on our site. You may be able to configure your browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set -- each browser is different, you may wish to review the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences -- however, you must enable cookies in order to use most functions on our Site.  Please note that we allow 3rd party advertisers that are presenting advertisements on some of our pages to set and access their cookies on your computer. Advertisers' use of cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not our Privacy Policy.
 
How Do We Use the Information Collected?
Broadly speaking, persons we employ directly, or as contractors or agents at our direction, use Active Information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer services such as support, and distributing information about products and services that you have requested. We may use the Active Information or Passive Information you provide to us to contact you about changes to our website, new services, features or products we offer, or other information we think you may find valuable. If at any time you do not wish to receive such information, you may "opt-out" to unsubscribe by contacting us at TechProtege, LLC, 1901 Avenue of the Stars – Suite 200, Century City, CA  90067 or via the contact form provided.  However, it may take up to thirty (30) days for the change to be fully effective.
 
We use Passive Information to gather information about our Users and to enhance and design our website to make it easier, faster and friendlier to use. Additionally, cookies help us know information about how many people visit our website, when they visit and how they use our service. Passive Information may result in your viewing of particular advertising based on your user habits for your viewing on our website and a shopping experience customized to you in content, services and goods.
 
 
With Whom Do We Share Information?
 
Sharing Information with Marketing Partners
We may share your Information with our marketing partners and/or advertisers and/or affiliates for the purpose of offering you commercial products and services that may be of interest to you.
 
Additional Sharing of Information
We also reserve the right to release your information (both Active Information and Passive Information) in the event that: (1) we believe that the Site is being or has been used to commit unlawful acts; (2) if the information is subpoenaed or otherwise required in a court proceeding; (3) in the event that you violate or breach an agreement with the Site including, but not limited to, this Privacy Policy; (4) in the event that you have submitted fraudulent or otherwise invalid information to this Site; (5) we believe that you may harm, or have harmed, the property or rights of us, the Program’s other Users or any other third party; (6) if we are sold or acquired; or (7) when we otherwise deem it necessary or appropriate. By agreeing to this Privacy Policy, you hereby consent to disclosure of any record or communication to any third-party when we, in our sole discretion, determine the disclosure to be appropriate including, without limitation, sharing your e-mail address with other third-parties for suppression purposes in compliance with the requirements of the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, as amended from time to time (“CAN-SPAM”) or any other applicable state or federal law, rule or regulation.
 
Securing Active Information and Passive Information
We take reasonable efforts to secure your personal information.  Efforts we may take to ensure security include but are not limited to: maintaining our own servers under our control and/or monitoring of our network and data for intrusions. Communications you may have with us via email or mail may not be secure unless we advise you that security measures are in place prior to your sending information. Therefore, if you choose to communicate with us through these means, you are assuming the risk of doing so and we request that you do not send or post sensitive information through these means.
 
You May Choose Not to Receive Marketing Information from us or Third Parties and You May Choose to Correct, Delete and Access Your Information
If you do you not want to receive information about products or services that may be of interest to you or if you wish to access, delete or correct your information, please contact us at  TechProtege, LLC, 1901 Avenue of the Stars – Suite 200, Century City, CA  90067 or via the contact form provided.
 
YOUR USE OF OUR SITE AND/OR PARTICIPATION IN OUR PROGRAMS MEAN THAT YOU ACCEPT THE PRACTICES SET FORTH IN THIS POLICY. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE POLICY BY POSTING THE NEW VERSION WITH A NEW DATE. YOUR CONTINUED USE INDICATES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE CHANGES.  IT IS SOLELY YOUR RESPONSIBLE TO CHECK FOR UPDATES OF THIS POLICY.



Photo Credits

Young professional on upward stairway © 2009 by Galina Barskaya.  The deal-maker © 2011 by Andrey Kiselev.  Young women working on laptop computer © 2011 by Konstantin Chagin. 
All other images © 2011 by TechProtege, LLC.