Last Revised: January 1, 2011
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Permitted Use of RONIN Trademarks
RONIN trademarks identify RONIN products and services, and let the public know the source of those products and services. You may make comparative or other nominal fair use of our trademarks in advertising and promotional materials, and in referring to our products and services (for example, in a magazine article) without our permission, provided you follow standard trademark usage practices and provide proper attribution to RONIN. Other uses require written permission from RONIN, and absent such express permission, you agree not to use or display the RONIN trademarks in any manner.
User Submissions and Content
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Registration and Password
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your login ID and password (your "registration"). You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify RONIN of any unauthorized use of your registration. You further represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to: (i) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as submitted to RONIN, and (ii) maintain and promptly update your registration information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or RONIN has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete. RONIN has the right to immediately suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the RONIN Sites or related products and services (or any portion thereof).
You agree to pay your Account balance on time. You are responsible and liable for any fees, including attorney and collection fees, that RONIN may incur in its efforts to collect any remaining balances due from you. You also understand and agree that you will be billed for and will pay any outstanding balances if you cancel your account or your account is terminated. You must notify RONIN of any billing problems or discrepancies within sixty (60) days after they first appear on your credit card account statement. If you do not notify RONIN within sixty (60) days, you waive any right to dispute such problems or discrepancies.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF RONIN IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. RONIN IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. RONIN AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE INFORMATION ON THE RONIN SITES OR OTHERWISE BY RONIN IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT NEITHER RONIN NOR ITS MEMBERS, WHILE SUCH MEMBERS ARE PARTICIPATING IN RONIN, ARE ENGAGED IN RENDERING LEGAL, MEDICAL, COUNSELING OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OR ADVICE. RONIN ENCOURAGES YOU TO SEEK APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR CARE FOR ANY SITUATION OR PROBLEM WHICH YOU MAY HAVE. IN PARTICULAR, THE ACTIVITIES AND EXERCISES DESCRIBED IN TRAINING PROGRAMS AND ARTICLES ON RONIN CAN BE DANGEROUS AND MAY RESULT IN INJURY OR DEATH. YOU MUST CONSULT WITH A LICENSED PHYSICIAN BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN ANY OF THE ACTIVITIES DESCRIBED ON RONIN. RONIN MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE RONIN SITES' SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE OR ERROR FREE. RONIN DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION IN, OR PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH, THE RONIN SITES. RONIN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, OR FOR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF SUCH INFORMATION. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE RONIN SITES IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR OWN COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA.
Limitation of Liability
RONIN, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF RONIN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (A) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE RONIN SITES, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES; (B) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE RONIN SITES; (C) USE BY YOU OF ANY TRAINING PROGRAM OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT PURCHASED THROUGH RONIN; (D) YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ANY PROMOTION OR PROGRAM COORDINATED BY RONIN; (E) PERSONAL INJURY NOT CAUSED BY RONIN'S GROSS NEGLIGENCE; (F) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (G) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE RONIN SITES; OR (H) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE RONIN SITES, OR RONIN PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. YOU AGREE THAT RONIN'S MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO YOU, FOR ANY REASON OR CAUSE WHATSOEVER, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONIES RECEIVED BY RONIN FROM YOU.
Applicable Law; Consent to Jurisdiction
The RONIN Sites (excluding linked sites) are controlled by RONIN from its offices within the State of Virginia, United States of America. The RONIN Sites can be accessed from all 50 states, as well as from other countries around the world. As each of these places has laws that may differ from those of Virginia, by accessing the RONIN Sites both you and RONIN agree that the statutes and laws of the State of Virginia, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters relating to use of the RONIN Sites.
You agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with RONIN, or in any way relating to your membership or use of RONIN, resides in the courts of the State of Virginia and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Virginia in connection with any dispute including any claim involving RONIN or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers. If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
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