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The materials on this Web site (the "Site") are provided by KnowledgeStormTM, Inc. ("KnowledgeStorm") as a service to its users and may be used for informational purposes only subject to the provisions below. By downloading any materials from or otherwise using this Site, you as a user ("you") agree to these terms and conditions ("Agreement"). If you do not agree to them, do not use the Site or download any materials from it. You agree that this Agreement (and, if you are a user who has registered on this Site ("Registered User"), any provisions included in the registration process) is the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between KnowledgeStorm and you, which supersedes any proposal or prior agreement, oral or written, and any other communications between you and KnowledgeStorm relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. KNOWLEDGESTORM MAY REVISE THIS AGREEMENT AT ANY TIME BY UPDATING THIS POSTING. YOU SHOULD VISIT THIS PAGE FROM TIME TO TIME TO REVIEW THE THEN-CURRENT TERMS BECAUSE THEY ARE BINDING ON YOU. CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS MAY BE SUPERSEDED BY EXPRESSLY DESIGNATED LEGAL NOTICES OR TERMS LOCATED ON PARTICULAR PAGES AT THIS SITE.

GENERAL: This Site acts as a forum that enables you to locate and identify certain vendors of software and services ("Vendors"). KnowledgeStorm does not control the timing of or manner in which any Vendor's products or services ("Products") are delivered to you and does not guarantee the completion of any transaction. KnowledgeStorm may refuse to provide services under the Site to anyone at any time, in its sole discretion.

TRADEMARK INFORMATION: KNOWLEDGESTORM® is a registered trademark of KnowledgeStorm, Inc. for its information systems assessment services for computer specialists, namely, providing online services by which prospective purchasers can learn about information system products and services. FINDTECH™, RESULTS360™, TECHNOLOGYWEB™, THE TECHNOLOGY WEB™, LEADRELAY™, and SEARCH ACCELERATOR™ are service marks of KnowledgeStorm, Inc. for related services. All other brand, product, service, and process names appearing on this Site are trademarks of their respective holders. KnowledgeStorm's trademarks may be used publicly with written permission only from KnowledgeStorm. Fair use of KnowledgeStorm's trademarks in advertising and promotion of KnowledgeStorm products requires proper acknowledgement. Reference to or use of a product, service, or process does not imply recommendation, approval, affiliation, or sponsorship of that product, service, or process by KnowledgeStorm.

SINGLE COPY LICENSE: Except as otherwise indicated on this Site, you may download limited copies of the information or software ("Materials") found on this Site for your personal, non-commercial internal use only unless specifically licensed to do otherwise by KnowledgeStorm in writing or as allowed by any license terms which accompany or are provided with individual Materials. This is a license, not a transfer of title, and is subject to the following restrictions: you may not: (a) use any automated process or software robot to view, download, print or otherwise use content from any KnowledgeStorm sites. (b) use any of the Sites or Content for the purpose of soliciting, for any product, solution, or service, companies that have listings or content included in the Sites content, (c) modify the Materials or use them for any commercial purpose, or any public display, performance, sale or rental, including, without limitation, posting the Materials on any network computer or broadcasting them in any media; (d) decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble software Materials except and only to the extent permitted by applicable law; (e) remove any copyright or other proprietary notices from the Materials; (f) transfer the Materials to another person. You agree to prevent any unauthorized copying of the Materials. KnowledgeStorm reserves all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement.

OWNERSHIP OF MATERIALS: This Site and Materials located thereon are copyrighted and are protected by worldwide copyright, trademark, trade dress and other intellectual property laws and treaty provisions and may not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without KnowledgeStorm's prior written permission. Except as expressly provided herein, KnowledgeStorm and its suppliers do not grant, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any express or implied right to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secret information. Other rights may be granted to you by KnowledgeStorm in writing or incorporated elsewhere in the Materials.

PASSWORDS: If you are a Registered User, KnowledgeStorm will issue to you certain passwords and user identification numbers for access to certain areas of the Site. You agree not to disclose such passwords and user identification numbers issued to you to any third party.

TERMINATION OF ACCESS: If you breach any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement, KnowledgeStorm may, at its sole discretion, (a) suspend your access to certain areas of the Site or (b) terminate your access to certain areas of the Site. Whether or not a breach results in suspension or termination depends on several factors, including but not limited to the severity of the breach, the potential harm to other users or to KnowledgeStorm, and whether or not the breach is repeated or cured. If KnowledgeStorm suspends or terminates your right to access or use the KnowledgeStorm Site then KnowledgeStorm shall, within 24 hours, provide notice to you of such action. Upon termination, you will immediately destroy the Materials and all licenses herein shall immediately terminate.

DISCLAIMER: THIS SITE AND ANY MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. KNOWLEDGESTORM AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL KNOWLEDGESTORM OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE MATERIALS OR THE SITE, EVEN IF KNOWLEDGESTORM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL KNOWLEDGESTORM NOR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF CLAIM OR ACTION, IN AN AMOUNT THAT EXCEEDS THE GREATER OF (A) THE TOTAL FEES PAID BY YOU TO COMPANY (IF ANY) OR (B) ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00). Because some jurisdictions prohibit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. Without limiting the foregoing, you should be aware that the Materials may contain errors, omissions, inaccuracies, or outdated information. KnowledgeStorm makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness, accuracy, adequacy, currency, or reliability of any Materials and shall not be liable for any lack of the foregoing. KnowledgeStorm makes no commitment to update the Materials.

RELEASE: KnowledgeStorm is not a party to any actual engagement between Vendors and you. As a result, KnowledgeStorm has no control over the quality, safety or legality of Vendors or their services. You are wholly responsible for all activities conducted through your account in accessing the Site. KnowledgeStorm cannot and does not control whether or not Vendors will complete their services or other obligations. Further, it is not commercially reasonable for KnowledgeStorm to authenticate the Vendors, and KnowledgeStorm cannot and does not confirm that each Vendor is who it claims to be. KnowledgeStorm encourages you to develop safe business practices when using the Internet. KnowledgeStorm also encourages you to communicate directly with Vendors from the Web Site to help you evaluate with whom you are dealing. You release KnowledgeStorm (and its agents and employees) from all claims, demands and damages of every kind and nature (including, but not limited to, actual, consequential, special, punitive and incidental damages), known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with your relationship with the Vendors or the services provided by the Vendors or any actions or omissions of a Vendor. In no case will KnowledgeStorm be liable for any legal actions brought against you by such Vendors.

USER SUBMISSIONS: Any material, information or other communication you transmit or post to this Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary ("Communications"). KnowledgeStorm will have no obligations with respect to the Communications, provided that any personally identifiable information shall be handled in the manner set forth below. KnowledgeStorm and its designees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the Communications and all data, images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes, provided that any personally identifiable information shall be handled in the manner set forth below. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material that would violate any law or any rights of a third party.

USE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION: Personally identifiable information submitted by you to KnowledgeStorm through forms on the Site is treated according to KnowledgeStorm's Privacy Policy located on this Site. You agree you have read and understand the Privacy Policy.

USER CHAT ROOMS: KnowledgeStorm may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any areas on the Site where users transmit or post communications or communicate solely with each other, including but not limited to chat rooms, bulletin boards or other user forums, and the content of any such communications. KnowledgeStorm, however, will have no liability related to the content of any such communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. KnowledgeStorm does not make any endorsements of such communications nor representations that such communications are true and accurate. You should be cautious when acting on information provided by contributors to these chat rooms, bulletin boards and other forums. You should not rely upon the information and opinions of the chat rooms, bulletin boards or other forums.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES: Any links on this Web site may let you leave the KnowledgeStorm Site and go to other Web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of KnowledgeStorm, and KnowledgeStorm is not responsible for the content, the accuracy thereof or any other aspect of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. KnowledgeStorm reserves the right to terminate any link or linking program at any time. KnowledgeStorm does not endorse companies or products to which it links and reserves the right to note as such on its Site. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.

INDEMNIFICATION: You hereby agree, at your own expense, to indemnify, defend and hold KnowledgeStorm harmless from and against any loss, cost, damages, liability, or expense arising out of or relating to any third-party claim, action or allegation brought against KnowledgeStorm based upon or relating to (a) a dispute between you and a Vendor over the terms and conditions of a contract or related to the purchase and sale of any goods/services, (b) a breach by you of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or (c) any action of you or a Vendor which violates any law, regulation or rights of a third party.

MISCELLANEOUS: KnowledgeStorm controls this Site from its offices within the United States of America. KnowledgeStorm makes no representation that Materials in the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where their content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You may not use or export the Materials in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS RULES GOVERNING CONFLICTS OF LAW. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT THE EXCLUSIVE VENUE FOR ALL ACTIONS AND ARBITRATIONS RELATING IN ANY MANNER TO THIS AGREEMENT SHALL ONLY BE IN A FEDERAL OR STATE COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION LOCATED IN FULTON COUNTY, GEORGIA, U.S.A. If any provision of this Agreement is for any reason held unenforceable or invalid, then this Agreement shall be construed as if such provision were not contained in this Agreement. No action arising out of this Agreement may be brought by you more than two years after the date the cause of action has accrued. You may not assign this Agreement or any of its rights or obligations without the prior written consent of KnowledgeStorm, and any such attempted assignment will be void. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the permitted successors, legal representatives and assigns of the parties hereto. Notwithstanding anything else set forth herein to the contrary, the relationship between you and KnowledgeStorm is an independent contractor relationship only, and nothing herein shall be construed to create a partnership, joint venture, franchise, employment, or any other agency relationship between the parties. If any provision hereof is declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be ineffective only to the extent of such invalidity, so that the remainder of that provision and all remaining provisions of this Agreement will continue in full force and effect. The Materials are provided with "RESTRICTED RIGHTS." Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in FAR52.227-14 and DFAR252.227-7013 et seq. or its successor. Use of the Materials by the Government constitutes acknowledgment of KnowledgeStorm's proprietary rights in them.

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