General:

These Terms and Conditions govern the Internet user’s (You, Your) use of this website (the Site) and Your relationship with Metagrind. Take care to inform Yourself of the contents of this document, which affect Your rights and obligations in law.

Contract Formed:

Your continued use of this Site indicates your agreement to these Terms and Conditions (this Agreement). By Your agreement, a contract is formed between You and Metagrind. If You disobey any of these Terms and Conditions, legal consequences may follow. If You do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, You may not use this Site, nor apply for registered use of this Site.

Whole Agreement:

These Terms and Conditions form the entire Contract between You and Metagrind in respect of Your access to and use of the Site and the Content, and supersedes all prior understandings, purchase orders, agreements and arrangements. Any unauthorised use of the Site Terminates this Agreement.

The Site is interpreted to mean without limitation this website (the Site), various individual websites hosted at or via the Site, any individual intranet and/or extranet hosted via the Site, and any part thereof.

The Content is defined below under the INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS heading.

Subject to the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement, You are provided a revocable limited personal non-exclusive non-transferable non-commercial license to access and use the Site and the Content for the duration of this Agreement. Under no circumstances are You entitled to sub-license access to and/or use of the Site or the Content.

If You disobey these Terms and Conditions, then this Agreement will automatically terminate, upon which You may not access, use, copy, transmit, distribute, or communicate at or via the Site or the Content.

Right to Change this Agreement:

Metagrind reserves the right to alter the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement at any time, and without notice.

Any altered Terms and Conditions will apply to You as soon as You access this Site after Terms and Conditions have been changed.

Please return to this page regularly, to determine if amendments to these Terms and Conditions have been effected.

All Rights Reserved:

All rights of any kind in respect of this Site which are not expressly granted in this Agreement are entirely and exclusively reserved to and by Metagrind.

You may not rent, lease, or use commercially, nor modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble the Site or the Content or any party thereof, nor create derivative works based on the Site or the Content or any party thereof.

Metagrind reserves the right to revoke all rights in this Agreement without notice, at any time, and for any or no reason.

Availability of Metagrind Site, Products and Services:

Metagrind aims to offer You the best products and services possible, but makes no warranty that access to and use of the Site, Contents, and any products or services offered thereby will meet Your requirements, and cannot guarantee that the service will be fault-free.

If You experience a faulty service, please report it to us. In such event, Metagrind will attempt to remedy the fault as soon as it reasonably can.

Your access to the Metagrind site may from time to time be restricted to allow for repairs, maintenance and the introduction of new products or services. In such event, Digital Trooper will attempt to restore service as soon as it reasonably can.

Products and Services Provided:

Metagrind may provide certain products and services via the Site. Metagrind reserves the right to add to, amend or withdraw from availability, any or all of the products and services without notice. Provision of existing services and products shall be governed by the terms of this document.

Terms of Provision of Products and Services:

You warrant that all details provided by you on registration or at any time are true and correct, and you undertake to inform Metagrind of any changes therein.

Upon registration, Metagrind may issue You with a username and password for access to its products and services.

You agree to accept liability and responsibility for all activities that occur and transactions that are entered into using that username and password; and undertake:

  • Responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password issued to You;
  • To logout at the end of each protected session, and
  • To restrict access to Your workstation during logged-in sessions; and
  • To notify Metagrind immediately upon the breach of the confidentiality of Your username and password.

Upon reasonable belief by Metagrind that Your username and/or password have been compromised, it may require You to change your password, or it may suspend your account pending remedial action.

All products are subject to availability, while stocks last, and all services are subject to Metagrind’s capacity to provide them.

Intellectual Property Rights:

The Site displays Content which consist of Copyrighted works, owned by their proprietors, including Metagrind, its affiliates and/or subsidiaries, or any other third party owners of such content (“the Providers”).

The Copyrighted works may include without limitation Literary Works, Musical Works, Artistic Works, Sound Recordings, Cinematograph Films, Sound and Television Broadcasts, Program-Carrying Signals, Published Editions and Computer Programs (“the Content”).

All such Content, and the compilation of the Content, is protected by United States of America and international copyright laws. All rights in and to the Content is reserved and retained by the Providers.

You are not granted a license or any other right including without limitation under Copyright, Trademark, Patent or other Intellectual Property Rights in or to the Content, other than as specified in these Terms and Conditions.

You agree and acknowledge that any derivative work or adaptation made by You of the Content is the property of the Providers, and no assignment or transfer or general right of use therein is acquired by You unless agreed to and reduced to writing.

All Content downloaded or otherwise copied from this Site may only be stored and/or presented, regardless of format, in conjunction with all copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices used in conjunction with the Content on the Site.

The source code of the Site or any separate software accessed thereby is not provided with the Site. Any attempt by You to reveal, obtain or otherwise access the source code is a violation of this Agreement, and terminates it without limitation of Metagrind’s right of recourse to pursue all applicable action for infringement of its intellectual property.

Should you submit to the Site any content as defined above, You thereby:

  • Warrant that you own or are otherwise legally entitled to supply the content submitted to the Site; that such content is accurate; that by the supply of the content to Metagrind, You do not violate any law, nor that such supply will cause injury to any person or entity; and that You indemnify the Owners against all claims in respect of content You supply to it.
  • Grant to Metagrind a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such the content throughout the world in any media.

No Warranty, Limitation of Liability:

Under no circumstances shall the Providers, their principals, shareholders, officers, employees, affiliates, contractors, subsidiaries, or parent organisations, be liable for any direct or indirect, special or consequential, or other damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, injury to person or to personality, lost profits, lost or damaged data or databases, business interruption, loss of information, programs or other data) relating to access to or use of the Site or the Content.

Any liability of Metagrind in this Agreement will be limited exclusively to the re-provision, on the same terms and conditions, of the products and services offered in this Agreement.

You may not access Site under circumstances where the access to or use of the Site or the Content can reasonably be expected to result in monetary damage or loss, mental or physical injury, or in danger to or loss of life.

Any such access to or use of the Site or the Content in conflict with the above clause will be entirely at Your own risk, and You agree to hold Metagrind harmless from any claims or losses arising from such access or use.

By Your access to or use of the Site, You assume the entire risk therein. This Site and the Content are provided “as is”, and does not contain or include any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied.

Specifically, the Providers do not make any representations, endorsements or warranties, express or implied, concerning the availability, currency, accuracy, or completeness of the Site or the Content or the reliability of information displayed at or otherwise made available through the Site.

In particular, Digital Trooper makes no warranty in respect of:

  • Malicious code: The Site does not scan for malicious code. You acknowledge and accept the responsibility to obtain and operate Your own anti-virus protection.
  • Secure communications: The Site is accessible via the Internet, and communications transmitted via the Internet are susceptible to monitoring and interception. You are urged to exercise restraint and caution in all communications, and to apply industry-standard protection measures to Your systems.

To the full extent allowed by applicable law, You agree that Metagrind will not be liable to You or to any third party for any direct, indirect, special, consequential incidental or punitive damages whatsoever (including without limitation loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of anticipated savings, wasted expenditure, loss or privacy or loss of data) that arise out of or are related to this Site.

Indemnity:

You hereby indemnify Metagrind against all losses, liabilities, costs and expenses reasonably suffered or incurred by Metagrind, all damages awarded against Metagrind by any court of competent jurisdiction, and settlement amounts paid by Metagrind as a result of any settlement agreed to by Metagrind arising out of or in connection with:

  • Any claim by any third party that the use by You of this Site, the Content, or the products or services offered at the Site, is defamatory, offensive or abusive, or of an obscene or illegal nature, or otherwise constitutes a breach of any applicable law, regulation or code of practice;
  • Any claim by any third party that the use by You of this Site, the Content, or the products or services offered at the Site, infringes that third party’s Intellectual Property Rights of whatever nature; and
  • Any fines or penalties imposed by any legal or regulatory authority in connection with the above prohibited activities.

Should Metagrind reasonably believe that You have breached any of Your obligations under the Website Terms and Conditions or the Terms and Conditions of this document, Metagrind shall be entitled, without limitation to Metagrind’s further remedies and rights, to suspend or cancel your registration, to suspend Your access to any or all services or products. The suspension or cancellation of Your registration shall be without prejudice to either party’s rights.

Hyperlinks to Third Party Sites:

This Site may contain links to third party web sites for User convenience. Metagrind has no control over such web sites, and the inclusion of a link to a third party web site does not imply a warranty, representation or endorsement by the Providers of that third party web site, its content, nor any products or services offered through that web site. If You click through to a third party web site, You will leave the Site, and visit those web sites at Your own risk.

Privacy, Access to And Use of Information:

Metagrind receives various types of information (“the Information”) about You when You access the Site. Metagrind makes every reasonable effort to protect Information received by it. Despite such undertaking, it is possible for Internet-based communications to be intercepted. To ensure acquaintance with and awareness of the privacy measures and polices of Metagrind, You are urged to note the underlying privacy clauses incorporated in this Agreement:

Privacy – Casual Surfing:

You may visit the Site without providing any personal Information. The Site servers will in such instances collect the IP address of Your computer, but not any other personally-identifying Information.

This Information is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent at the Site, pages viewed, etc. Metagrind uses this Information to measure use of the Site, to market the Site as a commercial service, and to improve the Site generally.

Metagrind assumes no obligation to protect this Information, and may copy, distribute or otherwise use such Information without limitation.

Privacy – Unsolicited Information:

If You post Information to the Site without being asked for it, You grant a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to the Providers to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such the Information throughout the world in any media.

You grant to the Providers the right to use Your name in connection with such the Information, if they choose.

Metagrind reserves the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any Information, where posted to public pages. Metagrind takes no responsibility, and assumes no liability for any Information posted by You or any third party to the Site.

Privacy – Solicited Information You give to Metagrind:

If You require any Metagrind products or services, You must apply for Registration at the Site, and supply personal Information to process administrative functions and transactions. You may choose not to provide certain personal Information, but that may limit the services or products that Metagrind is able to provide to You.

Metagrind provides its products and services in conjunction with its affiliates and subsidiaries. Your personal Information that is required by affiliates and subsidiaries to give effect to transactions that You choose to enter into is shared with those entities.

Privacy – Promotional Information:

Metagrind aspires to provide industry-standard service to its customers, which necessitates Metagrind providing information to You regarding new products and services or special offers. In each instance, You are provided an opportunity to opt-out of such Information circulars.

Privacy – Business Transfers:

Metagrind may enter into business arrangements whereby its customer base is one of the more valued assets. In such an event, customer Information will be one of the transferable assets.

Privacy – Lawful Purposes:

When a court-sanctioned subpoena, or similar instrument, requiring the delivery of personal customer Information is received by Metagrind, it has the legal duty to abide by that demand.

Privacy – Surveys:

Metagrind may periodically conduct online customer care surveys to facilitate the updating of service standards. When it conducts a survey, Metagrind will inform You how the Information gathered will be used, and will provide You with the opportunity to opt-out from such surveys.

Legitimate Use; Unauthorised, Unlawful and Illegal Behaviour:

If You apply for registration on the Site, Metagrind may issue, upon such terms and conditions as are applicable from time to time, within its own sole and unfettered discretion, and within a reasonable period, a username and password to You for access to certain parts of the Site.

Registration, Username and Password:

Should Metagrind issue You with a username and password for access to the Site, You agree to accept liability and responsibility for all activities that occur and transactions that are entered into using that username and password; and undertake:

  • Responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password issued to You;
  • To logout at the end of each protected session, and
  • To restrict access to Your workstation during logged-in sessions; and
  • To notify Metagrind immediately upon the breach of the confidentiality of Your username and password.

Prohibited Use:

This Site and the Content may not be used:

  • For illegal purposes or in support of illegal activities. You shall not use the Site in any way that is in violation of any local, state, federal or non-United States law, regulation or treaty. Nor shall you use the Site in any way that constitutes a tort, breach of contract or other civil wrong. We reserve the right to cooperate with legal authorities and injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrong. Among other things, we reserve the right to produce all information, personal or otherwise, that we have about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other legal action;
  • For the dissemination of unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material;
  • For the transmission of material that constitutes or encourages conduct amounting to a criminal offence, or that is likely to result in civil liability, or otherwise breaches any applicable law, regulation or code of practice;
  • For the unauthorised access to the Site or other computer systems; or
  • To transmit, receive or otherwise deal in material which would constitute an infringement of Intellectual Property;
  • Transmitting unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail (“spamming”), chain letters, or any other form of unauthorized or unsolicited transmissions;
  • Introducing viruses, worms, or any other computer programs, files, or codes that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of the Site or of any software or hardware; or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information;

Non-Commercial Use:

You may not make access to the Site available to others in connection with a service provider, application service provider, or similar business, or commercially exploit or use Site without the prior written consent of Metagrind.

Hacking:

You may not use hacker or cracker technologies or applications to test or penetrate the Site, Content protected by content management systems, data or databases in or on the Site, secure server systems or any other form of secured information, or to monitor or intercept private or personal communications.

You may not spoof another user’s name or online identity, or gain access to or use of the Site through any username and password other than Your own.

No Framing:

You may not frame nor use framing technologies to frame or otherwise insert the Site or the Content nor any part thereof into a window in a third-party website without the prior written consent of Metagrind.

You hereby indemnify Metagrind against all losses, liabilities, costs and expenses reasonably suffered or incurred by Metagrind, all damages awarded against Metagrind by any court of competent jurisdiction, and settlement amounts paid by Metagrind as a result of any settlement agreed to by Metagrind arising out of or in connection with:

  • Any claim by any third party that the use by You of this Site, the Content, or the products or services offered at the Site, is defamatory, offensive or abusive, or of an obscene or illegal nature, or otherwise constitutes a breach of any applicable law, regulation or code of practice;
  • Any claim by any third party that the use by You of this Site, the Content, or the products or services offered at the Site, infringes that third party’s Intellectual Property Rights of whatever nature; and
  • Any fines or penalties imposed by any legal or regulatory authority in connection with the above prohibited activities.

Severability:

If any Term or Condition of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable by a Court of competent jurisdiction, then that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent possible so as to give effect to the intent of this Agreement, and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

Relaxation:

No relaxation by Metagrind of any of the Terms or Conditions of this Agreement will be binding for any purpose unless expressed in writing and signed by Metagrind. Any such relaxation will be effective only in the specific instance and for the purpose given.

No indulgence granted by Metagrind shall constitute a waiver or abandonment of any of its rights under this Agreement. Metagrind shall not be precluded, as a consequence of having granted that indulgence, from exercising any rights against You which may have arisen in the past or which may arise in the future.

International Use of this Site:

Metagrind makes no warranty that the Site is appropriate for or available in jurisdictions external to United States of America. This Site may not be used in violation of United States of America export laws and regulations. If this Site is accessed from or used in jurisdictions external to the United States of America, that User then:

  • Assents to the jurisdiction and governing law as above;
  • Is completely liable and responsible for the compliance with all local laws.

Disclaimer:

THIS SITE AND ALL CONTENT OF THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND FREEDOM FROM ERRORS, BUGS, VIRUSES, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU AGREE THAT METAGRIND DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; AND THAT METAGRIND DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, BY YOUR USE OF THE SITE, THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE INTERNET GENERALLY IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, THAT YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL NECESSARY SERVICING OR REPAIRS OF ANY EQUIPMENT YOU USE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OUR SITE, AND THAT METAGRIND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AND ANY DAMAGES FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE ANY PART OF THIS SITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITES, EVEN IF METAGRIND HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.