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    Please Read These Terms and Conditions Carefully Before Using This Web Site

    By using this Web site (the “Site”) or by downloading any information (“Information”) from or by uploading any Information to this Site, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth below. Additionally, this Site may contain other terms and conditions that govern particular features, offers, sales or products. In the event that the terms and conditions set forth below conflict with any other terms and conditions contained in this Site, the terms and conditions set forth below shall control.

    If you do not agree to abide by these terms and conditions, do not use this Site or download/upload Information.

    Limited License

    You are hereby granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use and display this Site and the Information thereon. You agree not to use the Site or Information (1) for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms and conditions, (2) in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, interrupt, or otherwise impair the operation of the Site in any way, and (3) in any manner which could interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site and Information. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Site, through hacking, password mining, or other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any Information through any means not intentionally made available through the Site. You may not upload any files that contain or otherwise introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, or any other software or programs that may damage the operation of the Site or any computer.

    You also are authorized to view and download/upload "Information" only for permitted uses. This authorization is not a transfer of title in the Information or copies of the Information and is subject to the following restrictions: (1) you must retain, on all copies of the Information downloaded, all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Information; (2) you may not modify the Information in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose without our prior written consent; and (3) you may not transfer the Information to any other person unless you give them notice of, and they agree to accept, the obligations arising under these terms and conditions of use. You agree to abide by all additional restrictions displayed on the Site as it may be updated from time to time. This Site, including all Information, is copyrighted and protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions, with which you agree to comply. You will not permit any unauthorized copying of the Information. Except as expressly provided herein, you are not granted any express or implied right under any patents, trademarks, copyrights or trade secret information.

    Compliance with Laws

    It is the intention of the owner of this Site to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations (including without limitation those governing unfair competition, antitrust, intellectual property and false advertising) regarding the use of the Site, the placing of bids on or purchase of goods or services through the Site, and downloading/uploading of Information. The operation of the Site is not intended to facilitate collusion or other illegal agreements among competitors or acts that would violate a third party's copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights or confuse or deceive consumers. Accordingly, each user hereby represents and warrants that it does not intend to and will not use the Site to violate antitrust, copyright, trademark, consumer protection or other laws.

    Disclaimer

    THE INFORMATION MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. THERE IS NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION OR THE RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE SITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT, MEMORANDUM OR INFORMATION SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. CHANGES TO THE SITE, THE INFORMATION AND THE PRODUCTS, PROGRAMS, SERVICES OR PRICES (IF ANY) DESCRIBED IN THE SITE MAY BE MADE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. IN ADDITION, THERE IS NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR ANY SOFTWARE OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR WITHOUT BUGS. THIS SITE, THE INFORMATION AND INFORMATION ON THE SITE, AND THE SOFTWARE MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

    Third Party Sites/Links

    As a convenience to you, links to Web sites operated by others may be provided to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk. You are solely responsible for taking such protective measures as may be necessary to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. In addition, you are solely responsible for the consequences on you of the privacy policies and practices (or lack thereof) of a linked site. We do not provide, expressly or impliedly, any warranty, representation or endorsement with respect to linked sites or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon, and we do not grant any rights or authorizations of any kind to any party as a result of a link to any linked Web site.

    Information Provided by You

    We do not want you to, and you should not, send any confidential or proprietary information to us via the Site. You agree that any information that you or individuals acting on your behalf provide to us will not be considered confidential or proprietary. By providing any such information, you grant us an unrestricted, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, display, publicly perform, transmit and distribute such information, and you further agree that we are free to use any ideas, concepts or know-how that you or individuals acting on your behalf provide to us. You further recognize that we do not want you to, and you warrant that you shall not, download, upload or otherwise provide any information to us that is defamatory, threatening, obscene, harassing or otherwise unlawful, or that incorporates the proprietary material of another.

    Limitation of Liability

    IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, OR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES OR SUBSIDIARIES, BE LIABLE TO ANY ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOSS OF USE, LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE CONTENT, INFORMATION, AND FUNCTIONS OF THE SITE OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE; EVEN IF SUCH PARTY IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE OR THE INFORMATION, YOU’RE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE AND INFORMATION.

    Changes

    We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any of these terms and conditions, in whole or in part, at any time. Changes will be effective when notice of such change is posted on the Site. Your continued use of the Site after any changes are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes. We may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site, including the availability of any features of the Site, at any time. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Site without notice or liability. We may terminate the authorization, rights and license given above and, upon such termination, you shall immediately destroy all Information and copies thereof.

    International Users and Choice of Law

    This Site is controlled, operated and administered from the United States of America. We make no representation that Information at this site is appropriate or available for use at locations outside of the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use the Site or export the Information in violation of U. S. export laws and regulations. If you access this Site from a location outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, these Terms and Conditions of use shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions.

    These terms and conditions, the accompanying Privacy Policy and any additional terms and conditions contained in the Site (the “Agreement”), constitute the entire agreement between us with respect to your use of the Site or the Information. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of the Site or Information must be commenced within ninety (90) days after the claim or cause of action arises or it will be forever barred. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Agreement or portion thereof to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of the Agreement, and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. No failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall constitute a waiver of such right or provision.