[Last Revised: August 6, 2018]
The PCT Network Corporation (“Company”, “we“, “us” or “our“) welcomes you to our website available at: www.thepctnetwork.com (“Site”). Our Site offers basic information regarding our business operation as well as an online platform with the main focus on facilitation and streamlining the process of IP filings including trademarks and patents across the globe.
Acceptance of Terms
Eligibility and Age Limitation
You hereby warrant that you are eligible to enter into these Terms and you are not prohibited by any authorized authority, judicial order or law into entering in any agreement; you have all proper authorization, if you are acting on behalf of a corporation, to enter into these Terms. You further represent and warrant that you are of legal competence to enter into these Terms and you are: (i) at least thirteen (13) years of age if you are located in the US; (ii) at least sixteen (16) years of age if you are located in the EU; or (iii) if you are located in any other GEO you are above the age defined as “child” under applicable laws in your jurisdiction. We reserve the right to request proof of age at any stage so that we can verify that children (as defined under applicable law) are not using the Services.
The Site and Services
The Site provides you with comprehensive information and resources about the Company’s business operation and any other content related thereto (including contact information, images, text, logos, button icons, links, other specialized content, documentation, data, and related graphics and other features (collectively, the “Content”). In addition, the Site provides you with communications means which you can use to contact us if you have any question or if you wish to receive a quote and be provided with the applicable information in this regard. Last the Site allows you to register, open an account and track your intellectual property filings (“Platform”). (collectively the Site, the Platform and the Content shall be referred to as “Services”).
Use of the Site and Services
The Services are provided to you for your personal and non-commercial use only; You agree only to use the Services as set forth in these Terms and according to applicable laws and regulations. You are responsible for any of your actions which breach or could be reasonably construed as a breach of these Terms. You may not use the Services in a manner which would disrupt the use of the Site by other users or persons. We reserve the right to investigate any breach or alleged breach of these Terms and to report any breach or alleged breach of these Terms to law enforcement authorities. We may prevent you from using the Services if we become aware of any action which breaches or which is reasonably construed as a breach of these Terms. We may also limit your use of the Services for any other reason or for no reason and retain the right to terminate your use of the Services at our sole discretion.
Further, you hereby agree you will not, directly or indirectly: (i) make any copies of, modify, adapt, disassemble, translate, decompile, reverse engineer, create derivative work, circumvent or hack the Services or to gain unauthorized access to the Services or its related systems or networks; (ii) sublicense, resell, rent, lease, assign, transfer any right, share, broadcast or otherwise commercially exploit or make the Services available to any third party, or any portion thereof; (iii) use the Services in any fraudulent or unlawful manner; (iv) assert any proprietary rights in or to the Services, nor remove, obscure or alter any notices of proprietary rights or disclaimers appearing in or on any content or materials available in or through the Services; (v) use, access or attempt to access the Service in connection with any automated means; (vi) use the Company’s name, logo or trademarks without the Company’s prior written consent; and (vii) extract, collect or store personal data about other users without their express permission. ANY USE OF THE SERVICES NOT SPECIFICALLY PERMITTED UNDER THESE TERMS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND MAY RESULT, AT OUR SOLE DISCRETION, IN THE SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCESS TO THE SERVICE.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Service, Site and any Content available therein are protected by international copyright laws or any other intellectual property laws and are owned by or licensed to the Company. Except as expressly granted under these Terms, we retain all right, title ownership and interest in and to the Service, Site and Content, copyrights and trademarks, product names, and trade names as well as any content provided or made available in connection with the Service to the fullest extent possible under applicable law.
Links to Third Party Sites
The Site may include links to third parties’ websites, platforms, content and resources (“Third Party Services”). Those Third-Party Services are not under the Company’s control and the Company is not responsible for the availability of such Third-Party Services, does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content advertising, products or other information on or available from such Third-Party Services or any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such Third-Party Services.
Registration and Account
Termination & Availability and Changes to the Site and Services
You may terminate these Terms at any time by cease using the Site and Services. The Company reserves the right to modify, correct, amend, enhance, improve, make any other changes to, or discontinue, temporarily or permanently the Site or Services (or any part thereof) without notice, at any time. In addition, you hereby acknowledge that the Content provided under this Site may be changed or removed at any time without any notice. Further, the Site and Services availability and functionality depends on various factors, such as communication networks. The Company does not warrant or guarantee that the Site and Services will operate and/or be available at all times without disruption or interruption, or that it will be error-free. You agree that the Company shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of this Site.
THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND REGARDING THE SERVICES, SITE AND CONTENT WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS” AND “AS-AVAILABLE”. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT OR ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED THEREIN ARE SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHICH OCCURS AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS, SECURED, FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR PROGRAM LIMITATIONS. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT ANY CONTENT AND INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES IS TRUE, RELIABLE OR ACCURATE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT WE WILL CORRECT ANY ERRORS, DEFECTS OR OMISSIONS ON THE SITE. WE DO NOT, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR IMPLIEDLY, ENDORSE, RECOMMEND OR IN ANY MANNER ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN OR NOT TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT AVAILABLE IN OR THROUGH THE SERVICES, NOR DO WE ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSS, INJURY OR DAMAGES INCURRED AS A RESULT OR IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH ACTIONS.
Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL OR ANY LOST PROFITS WHICH YOU MAY INCUR OR SUFFER AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES OR YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL NOT BE MODIFIED EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OR MADE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES. IF YOU BECOME DISSATISFIED IN ANY WAY WITH THE WEBSITE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO STOP YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AND SITE. YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST US, AND OUR AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND LICENSORS ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THEREIN. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES ARISING UNDER THESE TERMS OR OUT OF YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE EXCEED THE COST OF THE SERVICES.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, debts, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of the Site and Services; (ii) your violation and/or breach of any term of these Terms; and (iii) any damage of any sort, whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, you may cause to any third party which relates to your use of the Site or Services (including your violation of any third party rights).
Amendments to the Terms
The Company may change the Terms from time to time, at its sole discretion and without any notice. We will make best efforts to provide a notification regarding what we believe are material changes of these Terms, at our sole discretion. Such material changes will take effect seven (7) days after such notice was provided. Otherwise, all other changes to these Terms are effective as of the stated “Last Revised” date and your continued use of the Site after the Last Revised date will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes.
Each party agrees that it will not disclose or use the Confidential Information of the disclosing party without the prior written consent, except as permitted under these Terms. Each party agrees to use the other party’s Confidential Information only to fulfill its obligations and exercise its rights under these Terms and to prevent the disclosure of the other party’s Confidential Information other than to whom must have access to such Confidential Information for the purpose of performing the obligations herein. You hereby acknowledge that disclosure of Company’s Confidential Information may cause Company substantial harm, thus, upon breach of this provision Company shall be entitled to seek appropriate equitable relief in addition to any other remedies it may have at law. “Confidential Information” shall mean any non-public, proprietary, confidential or trade secret information of a party that a reasonable person or entity should have reason to believe is proprietary, confidential, or competitively sensitive, including, without limitation, business procedures, technology and any related documentation, client list, developments, business partners or other information disclosed by a party (“Disclosing Party“) to the other party (“Receiving Party“) either directly or indirectly in writing, orally or by drawings or inspection of parts or equipment. Confidential Information shall not include any information which: (i) was known to the Receiving Party or in its possession at the time of disclosure without any confidentiality obligation; (ii) becomes publicly known and made generally available after disclosure by the Disclosing Party to the Receiving Party through no action or inaction of the Receiving Party; (iii) is independently developed by the Receiving Party without reliance on or use of the Confidential Information or any part thereof and the Receiving Party can show written proof of such independent development or (iv) required to be disclosed by applicable law, regulatory authority or a valid court order, provided that the Receiving Party shall provide the Disclosing Party with reasonable prior written notice of the required disclosure in order for the Disclosing Party to obtain a protective order and the disclosure shall be limited to the extent expressly required; (v) is approved for release by prior written authorization of the Disclosing Party; or (vi) the Receiving Party can demonstrate was disclosed by the Disclosing Party to a third party without any obligations of confidentiality.
If you have any dispute with us please first try to contact us and resolve any issues there may be in an informal procedure. In the event the dispute cannot be resolved in such informal and friendly manner, you and the Company hereby agree to resolve any claim by binding and exclusively arbitration by the “AAA” (i.e., the American Arbitration Association). You agree that, by entering into these Terms, you and the Company are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. All claims must be brought in the parties’ individual capacity, and not as a plaintiff or class member in any purported class or representative proceeding and the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person’s claims. This provision will survive the termination of these Terms. If you wish to opt-out of this arbitration provision, you must provide us with a clear written statement of your wish to opt-out (“Opt-Out Statement”). The Opt-Out Statement shall include your full name and residence address. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law and will specifically not be governed by the united nations conventions on contracts for the international sale of goods, if otherwise applicable. You hereby agree to resolve any dispute you have with exclusively in a state or federal court located in New York, Manhattan. Any cause of action you might have relating to the service is limited in time to one (1) year from the arising incident and will be permanently barred afterwards.
These Terms do not, and shall not be construed to create any partnership, joint venture, employer-employee, agency, or franchisor-franchisee relationship between the parties hereto. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provision. You may not assign, sublicense or otherwise transfer any or all of your rights or obligations under these Terms without the Company’s prior express written consent. No waiver by the Company of any breach or default hereunder will be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. Any heading, caption or section title contained herein is inserted only as a matter of convenience, and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof. These Terms are the entire terms and conditions between you and the Company relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements or understandings between the parties. You agree that a printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
If you have any questions or comments about these Terms, please write to us at:
The PCT Network Corporation
1580 E.21st Street
Brooklyn, New York 11210
You can also contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will make an effort to reply within a reasonable timeframe.