Terms of Use

The following Terms of Use outline your obligations when using the Visual Research Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “VRi”) website located at www.visualcg.com. By using or viewing any of the material presented on this website you acknowledge and accept the following “Terms of Use”.

Acceptance of Terms

VRi reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, add or remove the Terms of Use at any time. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes. By accessing this Site or using any part of the Site or any content or services on the Site, you agree to become bound by these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to all the Terms and Conditions, then you may not access the Site or use the content or any services in the Site. VRi’s acceptance is expressly conditioned upon your assent to all of these Terms and Conditions.

Description of Service

Subject to full compliance with the Terms of Use, VRi may offer to provide certain services and content, as described more fully on the Site, ("Services"). Services shall include, but not be limited to, any service and content VRi performs for you, as well as the offering of any materials displayed, transmitted or performed on the Site or through the Services (including, but not limited to text, user comments, messages, information, data, graphics, news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, software, audio clips and video clips, also known as the "Content"). VRi may change, suspend or discontinue the Services including any Content for any reason, at any time, including the availability of any feature or content. VRi may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability.

Your Registration Obligations

As a condition to using Services, you are required to register with VRi and select a password and screen name ("VRi User ID"). You shall provide VRi with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of the Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your VRi account. You may not (1) select or use as a VRi User ID a name of another person with the internet to impersonate that person; (2) use as a VRi User ID a name subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or (3) use as a VRi User ID a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. VRi reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a VRi User ID in its discretion. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your VRi password.

Services are available only to individuals who are at least 14 years old, whether acting on their own behalf or as an authorized employee or representative of a corporation or other business entity. If you do not so qualify, do not attempt to register for or use the Services.

Your Use of the Site

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by VRi.

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:

  • to abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other VRi users;
  • to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any Content that is infringing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party;
  • for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. If you are an international user, you agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content;
  • to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any VRi user;
  • to create or submit unwanted email ("Spam") to any other VRi users or any URL;
  • to violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws);
  • to submit stories or comments linking to affiliate programs, multi-level marketing schemes, sites/blogs repurposing existing stories (source hops), or off-topic content;
  • to use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (1) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (2) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (3) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site;
  • to advertise to, or solicit, any user to buy or sell any products or services. It is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Services in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any
  • user without their prior explicit consent;
  • attempt to impersonate another user or person;
  • sell or otherwise transfer your profile.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site. VRi reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.

VRi Privacy Policy

VRi’s Privacy Policy applies to use of this Site, and its terms are made a part of these Terms of Use by this reference. To view VRi’s Privacy Policy, click here. Additionally, by using the Site, you acknowledge and agree that Internet transmissions are never completely private or secure. You understand that any message or information you send to the Site may be read or intercepted by others.

Indemnity

You will indemnify and hold harmless VRi, its subsidiaries, affiliates, customers, vendors, officers and employees from any liability, damage or cost (including reasonable attorneys. fees and cost) from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to the Site, use of the Services, violation of the Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you, or any third party using your account or VRi User ID, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

Links to Third Party Sites

Some VRi Web pages may provide links to other Internet sites for the convenience of users. The Links will let you leave VRi’s site. VRi is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does VRi endorse, warrant, or guarantee the products, services, or information described or offered at these other Internet sites. Users cannot assume that the external sites will abide by the same Privacy Policy to which VRi adheres. It is the responsibility of the user to examine the copyright and licensing restrictions of linked pages and to secure all necessary permissions.

Disclaimers

This Site does not warrant or guarantee any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed. It may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. All information provided on the Site is subject to change without notice. VRi cannot ensure that any files or other data you download from the Site will be free of viruses or contamination or destructive features. You assume total responsibility for your use of the Site and any linked Sites. Your sole remedy against VRi for dissatisfaction with the Site or any content is to stop using the Site or any such content.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall VRi be liable to you for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental or punitive damages, including lost profits, even if VRi has been advised of the possibility of such damages. To the extent that any jurisdiction does not allow the exclusion or limitation of direct, incidental or consequential damages, above limitation or exclusion may not apply.

Miscellaneous

If any of the provisions of these Terms of Use are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be void or unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary and replaced with a valid provision that best embodies the intent of these Terms of Use, so that these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and VRi with regard to your use of the Site, and any and all other written or oral agreements or understandings previously existing between you and VRi with respect to such use are hereby superseded and cancelled. VRi will not accept any counteroffers to these Terms of Use, and all such offers are hereby categorically rejected. VRi’s failure to insist on or enforce strict performance of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver by VRi of any provision or any right it has to enforce these Terms of Use, nor shall any course of conduct between VRi and you or any other party be deemed to modify any provision of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use shall not be interpreted or construed to confer any rights or remedies on any third parties.