Terms of Service

Last Updated: September 19, 2017

This is a legal agreement (“Agreement”) between you and ConferencePulse, Inc., a company formed under the laws of the State of Delaware ("Company," “we,” “us,” “our,” or "ConferencePulse"). By using our website, located at https://conferencepulse.com/ (“Website”), and/or other services we provide (collectively, “ConferencePulse Services,” “Services” or the “Service”), you become a user (“User” or “Users”) and agree to, and are bound by, the terms and conditions of this Agreement for as long as you continue to use the ConferencePulse Services. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement, then you must not access or use ConferencePulse Services.

Your use of, purchase of, or participation in, ConferencePulse Services may be subject to additional terms, and such terms will be either listed in this Agreement or will be presented to you for your acceptance when you sign up to use ConferencePulse Services. ConferencePulse may offer additional services or revise any of the ConferencePulse Services, at its discretion, and this Agreement will apply to all additional services or revised services. ConferencePulse also reserves the right to cease offering any of the ConferencePulse Services.

This Agreement is subject to change by ConferencePulse in its sole discretion at any time, with or without notice. Your continued use of ConferencePulse Services after the posting of revisions to this Agreement will constitute your acceptance of such revisions. Please consult the top of this Agreement to determine when the Agreement was last revised.


Basic Terms

  1. Minimum Age. You must be at least 13 years old to use and register for ConferencePulse Services. By registering, you represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years old. Users between the ages of 13 and 18 must (i) review this Agreement with a parent or legal guardian to ensure the parent or legal guardian acknowledge and agree to this Agreement, and (ii) not access ConferencePulse Services if his or her parent or legal guardian does not agree to this Agreement.
  2. Creating an Account on ConferencePulse Services. In order to use ConferencePulse Services, you must create an account by providing us certain information about yourself including your full name, email address, occupation, job title and employer, phone number, username and password. Once you submit the required registration information, we will determine whether or not to approve your proposed account. If approved, you will be permitted to log in to your account with your new username and password. By doing so, you authorize us to access and use your profile information, in addition to any information we may collect automatically from your device upon account creation. For more information regarding the information we collect from you and how we use it, please consult our Privacy Policy.
  3. Geographic Limitations. Using ConferencePulse Services may be prohibited or restricted in certain countries. If you use ConferencePulse Services from outside of the United States, you are responsible for complying with the laws and regulations of the territory from which you access or use ConferencePulse Services. By using ConferencePulse Services, you are representing and warranting that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any country which the United States has (i) embargoed goods, (ii) identified as a “Specially Designated National”, or (iii) placed on the Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. Registration for, and use of, ConferencePulse Services are void where prohibited. To the extent that ConferencePulse Services are not legal in your jurisdiction, you may not use ConferencePulse Services. ConferencePulse Services may not be used where prohibited by law.
  4. Exclusive Use. You may access and view the content on the Website on your computer or other internet compatible device for your personal, internal use only. To the extent you need to download software or documentation to use the Services, we grant you a limited, non-assignable, non-transferable revocable license to use the Website solely to utilize the Services. Such license will terminate when you no longer use the Services. The Website and the Services, including any content and data thereon, are only for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not authorize others to use your account, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity.
  5. Prohibited Use. Any commercial distribution, publishing or exploitation of the Website and/or Services, or any content, code, data or materials on the Website, is strictly prohibited. You may not otherwise download, display, copy, reproduce, distribute, modify, perform, transfer, create derivative works from, sell or otherwise exploit any content, code, data or materials on the Website. If you improperly use the Services, we may aggressively enforce our intellectual property and other rights to the fullest extent of the law.
  6. Assumption of Risks and Limitation of Liability. ConferencePulse is an online intelligence platform that helps conference professionals secure sponsors, speakers, conferences, and venues by providing them with accurate marketing and sales intelligence. You assume all risks when using the Services and agree to hold harmless, waive, release, and indemnify ConferencePulse, and their employees, agents, volunteers, officers and directors from any and all liability and claims connected with your participation in programs and receipt of Services offered by ConferencePulse. ConferencePulse assumes no responsibility or liability for any consequence resulting directly or indirectly from any action or inaction you take based on the information found on or material linked to this Website.
  7. Interference of Service. You must not interfere with or disrupt ConferencePulse Services or servers or networks connected to the Service, including by transmitting any worms, viruses, spyware, malware or any other code of a destructive or disruptive nature. You may not inject content or code or otherwise alter or interfere with the way any ConferencePulse Services is rendered or displayed in a User’s browser or device.
  8. Content Removal. ConferencePulse reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the information or material you submit to ConferencePulse Services or post in the public areas of the Service. ConferencePulse has the right to remove any such information or material that in its sole opinion violates, or may violate, any applicable law or either the letter or spirit of this Agreement or upon the request of any third party.

Proprietary Rights

  1. Ownership of Proprietary Information. ConferencePulse owns and hereby retains all proprietary rights in the Services and the Website, including but not limited to, market intelligence, vendor and customer information, blog content and all confidential information provided by Users. The Services are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws throughout the world. Any future release, update or other addition to the Services shall be subject to this Agreement. ConferencePulse reserves all rights not granted in this Agreement.
  2. License to Posted Content. By submitting information or content to your account, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to ConferencePulse Services and its users, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid and royalty-free, worldwide license to use, reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such information and content, and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sub-licenses of the foregoing. From time to time, we may create, test or implement new features or programs on ConferencePulse Services in which you may voluntarily choose to participate, in accordance with the additional terms and conditions of such features or programs. By your voluntary participation in such features or programs, you grant us the rights stated in this subsection in connection with the additional terms and conditions (if any) of such features or programs.
  3. Trademarks. ConferencePulse's stylized name and other related graphics, logos, service marks and trade names used on or in connection with the Services are the trademarks of ConferencePulse and may not be used without permission in connection with any third-party products or services. Other trademarks, service marks and trade names that may appear on or in the Services are the property of their respective owners. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright notice, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Services.

User Information

  1. Privacy Statement. For information about the collection and possible use of information and material provided by you, please read our Privacy Policy. By using ConferencePulse Services, you are consenting to the terms of ConferencePulse Services’ Privacy Policy.
  2. Use of Anonymous Information for Research. By using the Services, you agree to allow ConferencePulse Services to anonymously use the information received from you through account creation, survey submissions and your activity through the Services to continue ConferencePulse’s research. This research may be published in academic journals and other publications. However, all of your responses will be anonymous, and we will not publish research containing your personal identifying information.
  3. Links to Third-Party Web Sites / Dealings with Advertisers and Sponsors. ConferencePulse Services may contain links to web sites of third-parties, including without limitation, advertisers, which are not under the control of ConferencePulse, and ConferencePulse is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such web sites. ConferencePulse provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply that ConferencePulse endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content on such third-party web site. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or sweepstakes sponsors found on or through the Service (including payment and delivery of related goods or services, any personal information or opt-in contact information voluntarily given to advertisers and sweepstake sponsors, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings) are solely between you and such advertiser or sweepstakes sponsor. You agree that ConferencePulse will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings, including the sharing of the information you supply to ConferencePulse with advertisers or sweepstakes sponsors, or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service. Please visit our Privacy Policy to learn more about how we use your information.
  4. Payment Information. You agree to pay all subscription fees to your account in accordance with the fees and billing terms in effect at the time a fee is due and payable. You must provide ConferencePulse with valid payment information in connection with your subscriptions. By providing ConferencePulse with your payment information, you agree that (i) ConferencePulse is authorized to immediately invoice your account for all fees due and payable to ConferencePulse hereunder, (ii) ConferencePulse is authorized to share any payment information and instructions required to complete the payment transactions with its third-party payment service providers (e.g., credit card transaction processing, merchant settlement, and related services), and (iii) no additional notice or consent is required for the foregoing authorizations. You agree to immediately notify ConferencePulse of any change in your payment information. ConferencePulse reserves the right at any time to change its prices and billing methods. If payment cannot be charged to your payment card or your payment is returned for any reason, ConferencePulse reserves the right to either suspend or terminate your account and access to the Services.

Disclaimer Of Warranty

CONFERENCEPULSE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CONFERENCEPULSE CONTENT, IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, NEITHER CONFERENCEPULSE NOR ANY OF THEIR EMPLOYEES, MANAGERS, OFFICERS OR AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "CONFERENCEPULSE PARTIES") MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO: (A) THE SERVICE; (B) THE CONTENT; (C) USER CONTENT; OR (D) SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO CONFERENCEPULSE OR VIA THE SERVICE. IN ADDITION, THE CONFERENCEPULSE PARTIES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.

THE CONFERENCEPULSE PARTIES DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SERVICE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SERVICE AVAILABLE IS FREE FROM ANY HARMFUL COMPONENTS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, VIRUSES. THE CONFERENCEPULSE PARTIES DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE INFORMATION (INCLUDING ANY INSTRUCTIONS) ON THE SERVICE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR USEFUL. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE CONFERENCEPULSE PARTIES DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION, AND THE CONFERENCEPULSE PARTIES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM SUCH WARRANTIES. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION'S LAW IS APPLICABLE TO YOU AND THESE TERMS OF USE.

BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE.

THE CONFERENCEPULSE PARTIES DO NOT ENDORSE CONTENT AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY LOSS, DAMAGE (WHETHER ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM, LIABILITY OR OTHER CAUSE OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR RESULTING FROM ANY CONTENT.


Limitation Of Liability; Waiver

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE CONFERENCEPULSE PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC, EXEMPLARY, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSSES OR DAMAGES) THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO: (A) THE SERVICE; (B) CONFERENCEPULSE CONTENT; (C) USER CONTENT; (D) YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICE; (E) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION BY THE CONFERENCEPULSE PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES REGARDING YOUR OR ANY OTHER PARTY'S USE OF THE SERVICE; (F) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH COPYRIGHT OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS; (G) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE SERVICE'S OPERATION; OR (H) ANY DAMAGE TO ANY USER'S COMPUTER, MOBILE DEVICE, OR OTHER EQUIPMENT OR TECHNOLOGY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE FROM ANY SECURITY BREACH OR FROM ANY VIRUS, BUGS, TAMPERING, FRAUD, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER LINE OR NETWORK FAILURE OR ANY OTHER TECHNICAL OR OTHER MALFUNCTION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR EVEN IF THE CONFERENCEPULSE PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, OR THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF THE SERVICE). IN NO EVENT WILL THE CONFERENCEPULSE PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL THE CONFERENCEPULSE PARTIES TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES OR CAUSES OR ACTION EXCEED ONE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($100.00).

YOU AGREE THAT IN THE EVENT YOU INCUR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURIES THAT ARISE OUT OF CONFERENCEPULSE'S ACTS OR OMISSIONS, THE DAMAGES, IF ANY, CAUSED TO YOU ARE NOT IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION PREVENTING ANY EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEB SITE, SERVICE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE CONFERENCEPULSE PARTIES, AND YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHTS TO ENJOIN OR RESTRAIN THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISING, EXHIBITION OR EXPLOITATION OF ANY WEBSITE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE CONFERENCEPULSE PARTIES.

BY ACCESSING THE SERVICE, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."

CONFERENCEPULSE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES.


Indemnification

You (and also any third party for whom you operate an account or activity on the Service) agree to defend (at ConferencePulse' request), indemnify and hold the ConferencePulse Parties harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including without limitation, reasonable attorney's fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with any of the following (including as a result of your direct activities on the Service or those conducted on your behalf): (i) your content or your access to or use of the Service; (ii) your breach or alleged breach of this Agreement; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation, any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right; (iv) your violation of any laws, rules, regulations, codes, statutes, ordinances or orders of any governmental and quasi-governmental authorities, including, without limitation, all regulatory, administrative and legislative authorities; or (v) any misrepresentation made by you. You will cooperate as fully required by ConferencePulse in the defense of any claim. ConferencePulse reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any claim without the prior written consent of ConferencePulse.


Time Limitation On Claims

You agree that any claim you may have arising out of or related to your relationship with ConferencePulse must be filed within one year after such claim arose; otherwise, your claim is permanently barred.


Governing Law & Venue

You agree that this Agreement, ConferencePulse Services and any dispute arising out of or relating to this Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of New York (without giving effect to its conflicts of law principles). You acknowledge and agree that any violation of this Agreement may cause ConferencePulse Services irreparable harm, and therefore agree that ConferencePulse Services will be entitled to seek extraordinary relief in court, including but not limited to temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions and permanent injunctions without the necessity of posting a bond or other security, in addition to and without prejudice to any other rights or remedies that ConferencePulse Services may have for a breach of this Agreement.


Entire Agreement

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and ConferencePulse and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and ConferencePulse. You will not assign this Agreement or assign any rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without the prior written consent of ConferencePulse. Any purported assignment or delegation by you without the appropriate prior written consent of ConferencePulse will be null and void. ConferencePulse may assign this Agreement or any rights hereunder without your consent. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the parties nevertheless agree that such portion will be deemed severable from this Agreement and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions, and the remaining provisions of this Agreement remain in full force and effect. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice will act to modify this Agreement. This Agreement does not confer any third-party beneficiary rights.


Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on ConferencePulse Services, please notify ConferencePulse at support@conferencepulse.com as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information in writing: 1. An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner; 2. Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim is being infringed; 3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and where it is located on the Site; 4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit ConferencePulse to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; 5. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law; and 6. A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner. The above information must be submitted to ConferencePulse.