Website Use Agreement
If you do not agree to the terms of this Agreement, you must immediately stop use of This Website. If you remain on This Website, you agree to be bound by this Agreement.
Use of Information
Limited permission to copy all documents and related graphics from This Website is granted subject to the following:
- The materials provided herein are for personal, non-commercial use only,
- Any copies of documents contained on This Website or portions thereof must include the above copyright notice, and
- You may not copy or print more than one copy of material posted on This Website.
Documents published by ShaleDirectories on This Website may contain other proprietary notices or describe products, services, processes or technologies owned by ShaleDirectories or third parties. Except as expressly set forth herein, nothing contained herein shall be construed as granting to the user a license under any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right of ShaleDirectories or any third party. Except as expressly granted under this Agreement, all rights are reserved by ShaleDirectories.
You may not display This Website in frames or utilize any other techniques to display This Website (or any content on This Website) without the prior express written consent of ShaleDirectories. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing ShaleDirectories’s name or trademarks without the prior express written consent of ShaleDirectories. You may not use ShaleDirectories’s domain name as a pseudonymous return e-mail address for any communications that you transmit from another location or through another service. You may not pretend to be someone else (or spoof their identity) when using This Website. You may not link to This Website, without ShaleDirectories’s prior consent, which consent may be withdrawn by ShaleDirectories at any time, with or without notice, in ShaleDirectories’s sole discretion.
Data Mining Prohibited
You may not use bots or similar methods or tools to “data mine” or otherwise gather or extract data from This Website, without ShaleDirectories’s prior consent, which consent may be withdrawn by PA ShaleDirectories at any time, with or without notice, in ShaleDirectories’s sole discretion.
Consent to Monitoring
ShaleDirectories is under no obligation to monitor the information residing on or transmitted to This Website. However, anyone accessing This Website agrees that ShaleDirectories may monitor the contents of This Website periodically to (1) comply with any applicable laws, regulations or other governmental requests; (2) operate This Website properly or to protect itself and its users. ShaleDirectories reserves the right to modify, reject or eliminate any information or other material residing on or transmitted to This Website (or the server(s) that host This Website) that it, in its sole discretion, believes is unacceptable or in violation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. This Website and any Third Party Site (see “Disclaimer of Endorsement/Linked Sites,” below) may contain content provided by advertisers or other third parties that may not be suitable for children. ShaleDirectories asks parents or legal guardians to assist ShaleDirectories by supervising the activities of children at This Website. ShaleDirectories does not knowingly collect personal information from children through This Website.
Limitation of Liability
THE USER OF THIS WEBSITE ASSUMES ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE INTERNET GENERALLY. PA GAS DIRECTORY ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION (OR OTHER MATERIAL), APPARATUS, OR OTHER PROCESS CONTAINED ON, DISTRIBUTED THROUGH, OR LINKED DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED FROM THIS WEBSITE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SHALEDIRECTORIES ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH (A) THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY THIRD PARTY SITE (DEFINED BELOW), (B) ANY INFORMATION, MATERIAL, APPARATUS OR OTHER PROCESS CONTAINED ON, DISTRIBUTED THROUGH, OR LINKED, DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED FROM THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE CONTAINED ON A THIRD PARTY SITE), (C) ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED ON OR THROUGH A THIRD PARTY SITE, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED AS A RESULT OF AN ADVERTISEMENT OR OTHER INFORMATION OR MATERIAL ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE, OR (D) THE INTERNET GENERALLY, OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT; WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORT, OR OTHER FORM OF ACTION OR LEGAL THEORY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER PA GAS DIRECTORYHAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
Any material on this Website may include technical or other inaccuracies or typographical errors.
THIS WEBSITE IS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES.
SHALEDIRECTORIES AND ITS AFFILIATES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND ENDORSEMENTS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION GIVEN BY SHALEDIRECTORIES, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, (A) NEITHER SHALEDIRECTORIES NOR ITS AFFILIATES REPRESENTS, WARRANTS OR GUARANTEES THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE FROM THIS WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND (B) NEITHER SHALEDIRECTORIES NOR ITS AFFILIATES MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES REGARDING (1) THE OPERATION OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY THIRD PARTY SITE, (2) THE NATURE, CONTENT OR ACCURACY (EITHER WHEN POSTED OR AS A RESULT OF THE PASSAGE OF TIME) OF ANY INFORMATION, MATERIAL, APPARATUS OR OTHER PROCESS CONTAINED ON, DISTRIBUTED THROUGH, OR LINKED, DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED FROM THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE CONTAINED ON A THIRD PARTY SITE), (3) ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED ON OR THROUGH A THIRD PARTY SITE, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED AS A RESULT OF AN ADVERTISEMENT OR OTHER INFORMATION OR MATERIAL ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE, OR (4) THE INTERNET GENERALLY.
IN THE EVENT OF ANY CONFLICT BETWEEN THIS SECTION (NO WARRANTIES) AND OTHER TERMS OR PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, THIS SECTION SHALL GOVERN.
Disclaimer of Endorsement / Linked Sites
Reference herein to any products, services, processes, hypertext links to third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by ShaleDirectories. Product and service information is the sole responsibility of each individual vendor.
Security / No Disruption
You agree that you will comply with any security processes and procedures (such as passwords) specified by ShaleDirectories with respect to access to or use of This Website. Further, you agree not to access or attempt to access any areas of or through This Website which are not intended for general public access, unless you have been provided with explicit written authorization to do so by ShaleDirectories. You agree that you will not disrupt the functioning of This Website or otherwise act in a way that interferes with other users’ use of This Website.
Changes to This Agreement
ShaleDirectories reserves the right to change any of the terms of this Website Use Agreement (including, without limitation, any terms, policies or notices incorporated herein by reference) without prior notice. You agree to visit this web page (or such other page accessible by clicking on the Website Use Agreement link in the footer of This Website) periodically to be aware of and review any such changes. Changes to this Agreement will be effective upon posting. By continuing to use This Website after changes are posted, you accept the changes and agree to them.
Access / Failure to Comply
ShaleDirectories has the right to terminate, suspend or restrict your access to This Website, in whole or in part, unilaterally and without notice, in the event you violate any of the terms of this Agreement. In addition, if asked to do so, you agree that you will not attempt to access This Website.
ShaleDirectories also reserves any and all remedies at law or equity in connection with violation of the terms of this Agreement.
You agree, at your own expense, to indemnify, defend and hold ShaleDirectories(and its subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, employees service providers and third parties providing content on This Website) harmless from and against any claim or demand, and all losses incurred, arising from or related to (a) your breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or obligation set forth in this Agreement (or any other violation of this Agreement), (b) any information, content or other material transmitted, submitted or provided by you through This Website (including, without limitation, ShaleDirectories’s exercise of its rights with respect to such information), (c) your publication or use of any user review displayed on This Website, or (d) your use of (or conduct on) any Third Party Site (including, without limitation, (i) any information, software or other material viewed or accessed by you on or through any Third Party Site (including without limitation, any advertisement or coupon for products or services on any Third Party Site), (ii) any transactions initiated or conducted by you through any Third Party Site (including, without limitation, any taxes associated therewith and any use by third parties of your credit card information), (iii) any products or services that you bid on, purchase or otherwise obtain on or through any Third Party Site (including, without limitation, the quality, safety and legality of such products or services or the sale thereof), (iv) any reservations you make on or through any Third Party Site, and (v) the conduct of sellers of any products or services that you bid on, purchase or otherwise obtain on or through any Third Party Site).
Information and Content Provided by You
“User Provided Content” means information, content and other material that any user of This Website submits or otherwise provides to ShaleDirectories (including but not limited to feedback, user reviews, data, questions, answers, comments, suggestions, plans, ideas or the like). If any user of This Website submits or otherwise provides ShaleDirectories with User Provided Content, such User Provided Content will be deemed to be non-confidential, and ShaleDirectories assumes no obligation to protect such User Provided Content from disclosure (and assumes no obligation to publish such User Provided Content and no other obligation of any kind with respect to such User Provided Content). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, this Agreement does not apply to any Advertiser Content (as defined in any Advertising Agreement between you and PA Gas Directory) that you provide to ShaleDirectories in connection with such Advertising Agreement.
You grant ShaleDirectories and its affiliates the absolute, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide, unrestricted, right, license and authority to (a) use, store, reproduce, adapt, delete, publish, translate, publicly perform, display, distribute, sell, disclose, manipulate, modify and prepare derivative works based upon any User Provided Content that you submit or otherwise provide to ShaleDirectories, in whole or in part, in such manner, format and media as ShaleDirectories may see fit in its sole discretion and for such purposes as ShaleDirectories may see fit in its sole discretion, without compensation to you, and (b) grant to third parties (through multiple tiers) the right, sublicense and authority to exercise all or any portion of the rights granted to ShaleDirectories in this paragraph, subject to such terms and conditions as ShaleDirectories may deem appropriate in its sole discretion, without compensation to you.
Without limiting the preceding paragraph, the submission or provision of User Provided Content to ShaleDirectories will in no way prevent the purchase, manufacture or use of similar products, services, plans, ideas and the like by ShaleDirectories for any purpose whatever.
You represent and warrant that you have the right and authority to grant ShaleDirectories the rights, licenses and authorizations afforded by this Agreement without the consent or authorization of any other person or entity, and that the exercise of any such rights, licenses, or authorizations by ShaleDirectories or its sublicensees will not infringe any copyright or other intellectual property right or right of publicity or privacy rights of any other person or entity. By submitting or otherwise providing User Provided Content (including, without limitation, user reviews), you represent and warrant that (a) you are the sole author and owner of the intellectual property rights thereto, (b) all “moral rights” that you may have in such User Provided Content have been voluntarily waived by you, (c) all such User Provided Content is accurate, (d) you are at least 18 years old, and (e) use of such User Provided Content will not cause injury to any person or entity.
You further agree and warrant that you will not post or store on, or transmit, submit or otherwise provide through, This Website any information, content or other material (including, without limitation, user reviews) that (a) violates, infringes or misappropriates any intellectual property right (including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, and right of publicity), any right of privacy or publicity, or any other right of any person or entity, (b) is harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, false, misleading, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful or racially, ethically or otherwise objectionable, or that violates any applicable law or regulation, or (c) contains any computer viruses, worms or other potentially damaging computer programs or files.
You agree and understand that ShaleDirectories may, in its sole discretion for any reason, and without any prior notice or liability, delete any files that you may maintain at This Website, and any material you may choose to post here. You should keep a copy of any material that you maintain or post at This Website because ShaleDirectories will not undertake to retain copies of any material that ShaleDirectories or others may delete from This Website.
Waiver of Class Action and Jury Trial and Consent to Binding Arbitration
In any legal proceeding relating to this Agreement, you agree to waive any right you may have to participate in any class, group, or representative proceeding and to waive any right you may have to a trial by jury. Any claim, controversy, or dispute that arises under or relates to this Agreement shall be referred by the aggrieved party to binding arbitration under the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association.
You and ShaleDirectories agree that the substantive laws of the state of Pennsylvania, without reference to its principles of conflicts of laws, will be applied to govern, construe and enforce all of the rights and duties of the parties arising from or relating in any way to the subject matter of this Agreement. YOU AND SHALEDIRECRORIES CONSENT TO THE EXCLUSIVE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF AND VENUE IN A COURT LOCATED INLEHIGH COUNTY, PA, FOR ANY SUITS OR CAUSES OF ACTION CONNECTED IN ANY WAY, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT OR TO THIS WEBSITE. Except as otherwise required by law, any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to This Website must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.
If any portion of this Agreement is ruled invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be deemed amended in order to achieve as closely as possible the same effect as originally drafted. Any invalid or unenforceable portion should be construed as narrowly as possible in order to give effect to as much of the Agreement as possible. No waiver of any breach of any agreement or provision of this Agreement, nor any failure to assert any right or privilege contained in this Agreement, shall be deemed a waiver of any preceding or succeeding breach of any agreement or provision.
You agree not to assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement in whole or in part; any attempt to do so shall be void.
This Agreement (including all policies, notices and other terms incorporated into this Agreement by reference) constitutes the entire agreement between you and PA Gas Directory with respect to the subject matter hereto and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements whether written or oral. This Agreement may be revised only: (a) by ShaleDirectories as set forth in the Section of this Agreement entitled “Changes to This Agreement”, or (b) by written agreement signed by ShaleDirectories’s President, Internet Division. Any terms varying from this Agreement in any written, electronic or other communication from you are void. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, this Agreement does not apply to any Advertiser Copy (as defined in any applicable Advertising Agreement or any ShaleDirectories-provided Additional Terms or Addendum) or other information, content or other material submitted or otherwise provided by you through This Website that is the subject of an ShaleDirectories-provided pre-printed agreement or a click wrap agreement on a web site owned by ShaleDirectories (other than this Agreement).
This Agreement was last revised on January 18, 2010.