WELCOME TO HSE PRESS
HSE Press reserves the right to modify these TOS at any time without advance notice. Any changes to these TOS will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing the Site after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement on a prospective basis to the modified TOS and all of the changes. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of these TOS.
DESCRIPTION OF HSE PRESS
HSE Press has been created for all safety enthusiasts and leaders who strive to stay current in their respective industries. With safety as your passion and our expertise, together we will be able to build lasting connections to help make the world a safer place to work.
RULES FOR ONLINE CONDUCT
You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the Site. You agree that you will use the Site in compliance with these TOS and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations, including copyright laws, any laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from your country of residence, and all United States export control laws.
As a condition of your use of the HSE Press, you will not use the Site in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden or impair any HSE Press server or the network(s) connected to any HSE Press server or to interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any HSE Press server through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information stored on the Site, its servers or associated computers through any means not intentionally made available through the Site.
THE FOLLOWING LIST OF ITEMS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED ON THE SITE:
- Content that defames, harasses or threatens others;
- Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
- Content that infringes another’s intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademarks;
- Profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent or unlawful content;
- Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation;
- Content related to partisan political activities;
- Viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, malware, spyware or any other similar software that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property; and
- Content that contains intentionally inaccurate information or that is posted with the intent of misleading others.
Furthermore, you agree not to scrape, or otherwise download in bulk, any Site content. You agree not to misrepresent or attempt to misrepresent your identity while using the Site.
YOUR RIGHT TO USE CONTENT ON THE SITE
Unless indicated as being in the public domain, the content on the Site is protected by United States and foreign copyright laws.
DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY / LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITIES
You agree to retain all copyright and other notices on any content you obtain from the Site. All rights in the Site and its content, if not expressly granted, are reserved.The site and any information, content or services made available on or through the site are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranty of any kind (express, implied or otherwise), including, without limitation, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement, except insofar as any such implied warranties may not be disclaimed under applicable law.
HSE Press does not warrant that the site will operate in an uninterrupted or error-free manner, that the site is free of viruses or other harmful components, or that the content provided will meet your needs or expectations. HSE Press also makes no warranty about the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or quality of the site or any content, or that any particular content will continue to be made available.
Use of the site, and the content and services obtained from or through the site, is at your own risk. Your access to or download of information, materials or data through the site or any reference sites is at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your property (including your computer system) or loss of data that results from the download or use of such material or data.
Links to Other Sites
The Site may include hyperlinks to sites maintained or controlled by others. HSE Press is not responsible for and does not routinely screen, approve, review or endorse the contents of or use of any of the products or services that may be offered at these sites. If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that HSE Press will not be liable to you for any loss or damages, either actual or consequential, arising out of or relating to these terms of service, or your (or any third party’s) use of or inability to use the site, or your placement of content on the site, or your reliance upon information obtained from or through the site, whether your claim is based in contract, tort, statutory or other law.
In particular, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, HSE Press will not have any liability for any consequential, indirect, punitive, special, exemplary or incidental damages, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable and whether or not HSE Press has been negligent or otherwise at fault (including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, errors, loss of profits, loss of data or interruption in availability of data).
Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.
You agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify HSE Press, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, governing board members, agents, and employees from and against any third-party claims, actions or demands arising out of, resulting from, or in any way related to your use of the Site, including any liability or expense arising from any and all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys’ fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, HSE Press will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.
You agree that HSE Press, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Site or your participation in it, for any reason or no reason, with or without notice to you. It is HSE Press’s policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances users of the Site who are repeat TOS infringers. HSE Press reserves the right at any time in their sole discretion to cancel, delay, reschedule or alter the format of any content offered through HSE Press, or to cease providing any part or all of the Site content or related services, and you agree that HSE PRess will not have any liability to you for such an action. If you no longer desire to participate in the Site, you may terminate your participation at any time. The rights granted to you hereunder will terminate upon any termination of your right to use the Site, but the other provisions of these TOS will survive any such termination.
Waiver and Severability of TOS
The failure of HSE Press to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision and the other provisions of these TOS shall remain in full force and effect.
Choice of Law/Forum Selection
You agree that these TOS and any claim or dispute arising out of or relating to these TOS or any content or service obtained from or through the Site will be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Oregon, excluding its conflicts of law provisions. You agree that all such claims and disputes will be heard and resolved exclusively in the federal or state courts located in and serving Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. You consent to the personal jurisdiction of those courts over you for this purpose, and you waive and agree not to assert any objection to such proceedings in those courts (including any defense or objection of lack of proper jurisdiction or venue or inconvenience of forum).
Effective Date: October 17, 2014.