By accessing and using this site and any web pages located within www.vaniamgroup.com (collectively, the “Site”), you accept the following terms and conditions (“Terms”), without limitation or qualification.
Ownership and third-party links
Unless otherwise stated, all content provided on this Site, including, but not limited to, the text and images contained herein and their arrangement, is owned by or licensed to Vaniam Group LLC and/or its affiliates (collectively “Vaniam Group” or “us”). The information provided on this Site is for informational purposes only and does not create a business or professional services relationship between you and Vaniam Group. You may not copy, reproduce, publish, distribute, modify, or create derivative works from, sell, or exploit in any way the Site or content provided in this Site. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.
Links on this Site may lead to services or sites not operated by Vaniam Group. No judgment or warranty is made with respect to such other services or sites and Vaniam Group takes no responsibility for such other sites or services. A link to another site or service is not an endorsement of that site or service. Any use you make of the information provided on this Site, or any site or service linked to by this Site, is at your own risk.
Feedback and submissions
Unless expressly stated otherwise herein, any information submitted by you through this Site shall be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary. You represent that you have the lawful right to submit such information and agree that you will not submit any information unless you are legally entitled to do so.
You hereby assign and grant to Vaniam Group worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable right, title and interest to use and incorporate into the Site (or for any other use) any suggestion, enhancement request, recommendation, correction or other feedback provided by you relating to the Site. We will not be obligated to credit you for such feedback or hold any such feedback in confidence.
Any ideas disclosed to Vaniam Group outside of a pre-existing and documented confidential business relationship are not confidential and Vaniam Group may therefore develop, use and freely disclose or publish similar ideas without compensating you or attributing to you. By submitting an idea or other detailed submission to Vaniam Group through this Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms.
This Site and its contents are provided “AS IS” and Vaniam Group makes no representation or warranty of any kind with respect to this Site or any site or service accessible through this Site. Vaniam Group expressly disclaims all express and implied warranties including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In no event will Vaniam Group or its respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, or third-party service providers be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, consequential, or other damages (including, but not limited to, lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or data) without regard to the form of action and whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with this Site, any content on or accessed through this Site or any service linked to, or any copying, displaying, or use thereof. The limitations herein will apply even if a remedy fails of its essential purpose. This provision is not intended to exclude liability that we may not exclude under applicable law.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Vaniam Group and its members, respective officers, affiliates, trustees, employees, agents, content providers, successors and heirs, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities, and settlements, including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from or alleged to result from your violation of these Terms and Conditions.
Choice of law and jurisdiction
You agree that these Terms and any legal action or proceeding relating to this Site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A. without giving effect to any law or statutory provision which would require or permit the application of the laws of another jurisdiction. If you attempt to bring any legal proceedings against Vaniam Group, you specifically acknowledge that Vaniam Group is free to choose the jurisdiction of our preference as to where such action against us may be held. As you have agreed by using this Site to choose the laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A., to govern any such proceedings, we will probably choose to defend any such action in the courts located in the City of Chicago, Illinois and we can make this decision entirely as it suits us, without regard to where in the world you are located, or from where in the world you visited this Site.
You are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction from which you are accessing this Site and you agree that you will not access or use the information on this Site in violation of such laws.
If any portion of these Terms is invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, then (i) in that jurisdiction it shall be re-construed to the maximum effect permitted by law in order to effect its intent as nearly as possible, and the remainder of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect, and (ii) in every other jurisdiction, all of these Terms shall remain in full force and effect.
Amendment to Site and Terms
We may, in our sole and absolute discretion and without any liability, modify, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site, temporarily or permanently, at any time and without prior notice. We may also modify these Terms without notice to you. By continuing to use this Site after modifications have been made to these Terms, you accept the modifications made to these Terms.
Effective March 2021