FLACS软件介绍

 

FLACS 是 CFD 爆炸模拟的行业标准,并且是在安全技术领域模拟易燃和有毒物质泄漏方面,通过大量验证的专业的模拟工具。通过全三维的CFD(计算流体动力学)模拟,它可以更加准确地预测事故后果,包括所有的正面与面的影响(例如基于真实障碍物的受限空间和拥塞环境、通风、水喷淋等)。FLACS将三维CFD 软件的通用性功能与超过35年的大量验证经验和直观的图形用户界面相结合。FLACS功能全面,操作简单,可以进行三维场景中所典型的易燃和有毒物质泄漏的后果模拟。FLACS在油气及流程工业领域有着广泛的应用,并被逐渐应用于核工业及其它领域。对结果更好的理解和更精确的预测不仅有利于提高安全水平,同时也允许设计人员选择更加有效的设计方案和防护措施,从而提高安全和成本效益。

 

FLACS是一款后果模拟软件工具,它可以为您提供以下服务:
完整的爆炸和扩散模拟能力
全三维后果模拟
几何图形输入(Microstation dgn v7/8格式、PDMS (通过dgn)、PDS、AutoReagas)
有效的手工编辑几何模块
两相(闪蒸液)模拟
气体混合
瞬态(随时间变化)模拟
包括缓解和预防措施的后果
精确和广泛的验证结果
选择不同形式查看结果(两维、三维、动画、txt文本文件输出)
对现象和结果更好的理解
在大量有效试验基础上编写的用户使用指南
 

FLACS在以下领域得到了广泛应用:

海上和陆上爆炸研究(例如挪威石油技术法规与标准NORSOK Z-013、国际标准化组织ISO13702/19013-3)
海上平台和陆上装置风险评估(例如美国石油学会标准API RP 752/753)
设备安装和模块布局的优化
LNG工厂选址的研究(例如美国消防协会 NFPA 59A、美国联邦法规条款 49 CFR 193.2059、欧盟 EN1473)
气体探测器布局优化
有毒物质扩散计算
粉尘爆炸
应急演练与应急培训
事故调查(例如英国北海Piper Alpha石油天然气平台爆炸事故、英国邦斯菲尔德油库爆炸事故、墨西哥湾深水地平线钻井平台爆炸事故、美国德克萨斯州炼油厂爆炸事故、美国环球航空公司800号航班空难等)
 

国际权威标准认可:
美国联邦法规条款 49 CFR 193.2059(FLACS是目前,唯一的,在美国获得批准的,可以用于陆上LNG设施选址过程中所要求的全部LNG蒸汽扩散场景模拟的CFD软件)
挪威石油技术法规与标准 NORSOK Z-013 (F章节:爆炸概率模拟步骤)
国际标准化组织 ISO 13702 (石油和天然气工业(海上生产设备着火和爆炸的控制和减弱)要求和指南)
国际标准化组织 ISO/DIS 19901-3 (海上结构物的详细要求第3部分:上部设施)
美国石油学会标准 API RP 752/753 (与处理厂房固定/移动建筑物位置有关的危害管理)
美国消防协会 NFPA 59A (液化天然气(LNG)生产、储存和装运标准)
欧盟 EN1473 (LNG岸上设备安装及设计)
俄罗斯联邦法规 Rostechnadzor No.160 (化工厂爆炸及火灾事故后果风险评估方法)
俄罗斯联邦法规 Rostechnadzor No.646 (油气工艺及油气化工行业工厂事故后果风险评估方法)

 

FLACS模块

 

FLACS标准版可进行爆炸、扩散、通风和液池模拟,各模块也可根据需求单独进行购买。

 

FLACS扩散模块(FLACS-Dispersion)

FLACS扩散模块是FLACS软件包的子模块之一,可进行通风及扩散模拟。FLACS引入了分布式孔隙度的概念,因此即使模拟障碍物密集的工艺区域中的泄漏场景时,也能保持计算结果的精确性。扩散模块可准确地计算出有毒、可燃气云的扩散结果,该结果非常适用于作为计算爆炸云体积和爆炸风险评估的输入条件。该模块对需要使用成熟并经过验证的扩散模拟工具来有效地表现真实障碍物拥塞程度的客户十分适用。

功能包括:
1. CAD几何模型导入
2. 各种气体(种类超过 10 种并且接受用户自定义)和这些气体成分的混合
3. 风边界条件和风速
4. 高效的前处理, 合理的仿真时间
5. 输出气体云到爆炸仿真运算(FLACS)
6. 气云体积实时变化和通过数据去预测瞬间点燃概率
7. 局部气体浓度和累积的气体云体积估计
8. 各种变量的二维和三维图形输出
9. 后处理端自动生成视频等

 

 

 

 

FLACS爆炸模块(FLACS-GasEx)

FLACS爆炸模块是FLACS软件包的子模块之一,可进行爆炸模拟。FLACS爆炸模块在气体爆炸领域与其它同类软件相比具有更广泛的功能和适用性。爆炸模块可导入CFD软件(如FLACS)模拟的扩散蒸气云,也可手工定义不同浓度和组分的蒸气云。同时还能设置爆炸减缓措施,如启用水喷淋系统、惰性气体稀释、在空气中增加或减少氧气浓度等,从而有效评估爆炸影响后果。

功能包括:
1. CAD几何模型导入
2. 导入扩散气云(FLACS 和FLUENT的 CFD软件)
3. 高效的前处理和仿真时间
4. 各种气体(超过10种类型且用户可自定义)和这些气体成分的混合
5. 不同混合浓度的气体云
6. 水喷淋系统启用和惰性气体稀释的效果
7. 在空气中增加氧气浓度的效果
8. 非标准温度和初始压强
9. 初始湍流
10. 防爆挡板和简单墙失效
11. 爆炸过程中的冲击波传播
12. 局部压强和平均墙体压强(以及其它变量)
13. 各种变量的二维和三维图形输出
14. 后处理端自动生成视频等

应用领域:
1. 海上装置(天然气混合)
2. 陆地工厂(天然气, 乙烯/丙烯,,氢气/合成气)
3. 工厂建筑的爆炸
4. 工艺装置 / 排气系统内的爆炸
5. 隧道爆炸

 

 

 

 

FLACS氢气模块(FLACS-Hydrogen)

FLACS氢气模块是FLACS软件包的子模块之一,能够模拟氢气(或混合气体主要成分为氢气)扩散和爆炸。该模块在对使用氢气作为能源的工厂进行风险评估时十分有效,如核电厂、化工厂、合成气厂(天然气液化流程)和微处理器厂(依照客户要求也可模拟硅烷)。使用FLACS氢气模块可以评估泄漏场景是否会产生可燃气云,并计算出该气云所产生的风险。大量试验验证证明了FLACS在模拟氢安全问题方面的能力。

功能包括:
1. 手工建模或CAD几何模型导入
2. 高效的预处理, 合理的仿真时间
3. 主要成分为氢气的混合气体泄漏造成的扩散
4. 气体云爆炸
5. 不同位置和墙壁的压力曲线(平均)
6. 有惯性的减压板可以代表毁坏的墙体
7. 各种变量的二维和三维图形输出 (火焰和最大压强)
8. 后处理端自动生成视频等

 

 

模拟加氢站内氢气喷射泄漏,显示氢气浓度的分布 

 

 

FLACS粉尘模块(FLACS-DustEx)

FLACS粉尘模块可模拟实际几何条件下的工业粉尘爆炸后果。使用FLACS粉尘模块可以更加精确的计算爆炸后果及减缓措施的有效性,从而提高设计的安全性及成本效益。该模块对装置设计十分有帮助,尤其在评估减缓措施时,如通风设施、火灾抑制系统或防爆栏等,效果显著。

功能包括:

1. 二十升球罐标准检测的试验输入
2. 输出结果的多样选择,包括二维和三维图形动画
3. 从压力容器泄漏的瞬时气动扩散粉尘
4. 受气流扰动或爆炸波影响的粉尘层扩散
5. 高能量点燃源(例如化学点火具)
6. 传感器激发的快速反应阀
7. 内部压力激发的通风孔盖板
8. 模拟快速反应阀和通风孔盖板来降低爆炸
9. 工厂的三维实体模型
10. 大多数工业界中的爆炸粉尘类型(KSt> 100 bas m/s)
11. 点燃源位置差异影响
12. 外部爆炸波预测
13. 流体和震荡波引起的粉尘上升
14. 复杂连接容器内的压力叠加
15. 识别最坏爆炸情况等

 

模拟筒仓内木粉的粉尘爆炸, 黄色显示爆炸火焰,红色显示最大爆炸超压值

 

 

FLACS火灾模块(FLACS-Fire)

FLACS火灾模块在很多高危工程领域都有广泛的应用。尤其适用于需要通过精确模拟计算来提高安全等级的情况,它可以帮助选择最有效的缓解措施并为成本效益的设计提供输入信息。适用领域包括:被动防火保护(PFP)优化、火焰燃烧研究、逃生路线损害、设备升温模拟、火灾风险模拟、火灾及烟雾探测、事故调查、可视化技术、灾害意识和培训。

功能包括:

1. 喷射火
2. 池火(非耦合模型)
3. 全三维CFD 和三维辐射射线跟踪模型
4. 两种辐射模型可选: DTM (默认且精准)和6-Flux (对烟雾分析快捷且有效)
5. 在复杂几何环境下精确且高效模拟燃烧和热辐射
6. 包括快速的 “solid flame” 模型运算

验证案例包括: 喷射火(受限的、不受限的、天然气、氢气、液化天然气等)、闪火、池火、区域火灾等。
经验证的输出参数:气体温度、火焰形状、速率、辐射通量和整体热通量、有毒气体、烟雾质量比和烟雾浓度。

广泛的陆地和海上的应用领域:

1. 被动防火保护 (PFP)优化 
2. 火焰燃烧研究
3. 逃生路线损害(热量、烟雾、毒性、能见度)
4. 容器加热模拟 
5. 基于火灾模拟的风险
6. 火灾和烟雾探测 
7. 事故调查
8. 可视化技术、危险意识、培训

 

 

模拟化工厂储罐区火灾,黄色显示燃烧火焰,黑色显示烟气浓度分布

 

 

FLACS固体爆炸模块(FLACS-Blast)

FLACS固体爆炸模块可以模拟烈性炸药的爆炸波传播。也可用来模拟城市中发生恐怖袭击、评估抗爆墙的有效性等。

 

 

模拟TNT爆炸 

 

 

FLACS风险模块(FLACS-Risk)

FLACS风险模块是一款为三维CFD风险模拟及可视化提供新颖且独一无二解决方案的软件。该软件可让用户在保持安全水平的同时,大幅提高装置设计的有效性。FLACS软件可以精确计算出爆炸超压、有毒气体浓度和热负荷值,在设计有爆炸、有毒气体和火灾风险的装置时,这些数据都是关键的输入条件。FLACS风险模块通过三维可视化功能展现风险数据,使得与客户间的沟通变的更高效。

 

 

模拟一万年发生一次爆炸事故的爆炸超压值的分布 

 

 

FLACS 在虚拟现实(VR)上的开发应用
通过FLACS后果模拟和虚拟现实(VR)技术的结合,用户可以将三维可视化事故场景引入到真实环境模型中去,从而实现身临其境的交互式体验。这项技术可广泛应用于石油、天然气及流程工业,以加强风险识别、互动学习和应急演练培训等,从而强化安全管理。

 

 

FLACS软件与虚拟现实结合用于应急演练培训,右上角显示FLACS软件计算结果,并随人员位置的变化实时发生变化

 

 

FLACS 的验证
由于FLACS常被用来帮助石油化工这类高危行业做出重大决策,确保其模拟结果的精确度和可信度就显得尤为重要, 因此我们一直把FLACS模型的验证作为首要任务。自1980年以来,Gexcon公司与各类机构合作开展了大量爆炸试验,以进一步理解爆炸机理,并通过大量试验数据对FLACS爆炸模型进行不断的修正、完善和验证。

 

FLACS软件模块的构成:
扩散模块 (FLACS-Dispersion)  更多
爆炸模块 (FLACS-Gasex)  更多
氢气模块 (FLACS-Hydrogen)  更多
粉尘爆炸模块 (FLACS-DustEX)  更多
火灾模块 (FLACS-Fire)  更多
 

 

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The Site, including all Site software, databases, proprietary information and Materials (and any intellectual property and other rights relating thereto) including, without limitation, the selection, sequence and "look and feel" and arrangement of items, is owned and operated by Gexcon and will remain the property of Gexcon. The Site is protected by international copyright, trademark and other laws, and you acknowledge that these rights are valid and enforceable. You further acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by using the Site or the Materials.

 

The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on the Site (collectively the "Trademarks") are the registered and unregistered trademarks of Gexcon, Gexcon's licensors and suppliers, and others. The Trademarks owned by Gexcon, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service or course that is not offered by Gexcon, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion with customers, or in any manner that disparages Gexcon. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark without the express written permission of Gexcon, Gexcon's licensors or suppliers, or the third party owner of any such Trademark. Misuse of any Trademarks is prohibited, and Gexcon will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights in such Trademarks, including via civil and criminal proceedings.

 

 

Making Purchases/Online course registration

Please review the Online Course Registration Purchase Policy, which will govern your order or purchase of any producst/services/courses through the Site. If you wish to purchase products /services/courses described on the Site (each such purchase, a "Transaction"), you will be asked to supply certain information applicable to your Transaction, including, without limitation, credit card and other information. You understand that any such information will be treated by Gexcon in the manner described in our Privacy Policy. You agree that all information that you provide in connection with your purchase will be accurate, current and complete. You agree to pay all charges incurred by you or any users of your account and credit card (or other applicable payment mechanism) at the price(s) in effect when such charges are incurred. You will also be responsible for paying any applicable taxes relating to your purchases. You acknowledge that complying with laws is your responsibility, and YOU AGREE NOT TO HOLD US LIABLE FOR YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY LAW OR OUR FAILURE TO NOTIFY YOU OF, OR PROPERLY APPLY, ANY LAW. WE WILL COMPLY WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MAY PROVIDE THEM WITH ALL INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT TO US TO ASSIST IN ANY INVESTIGATION OR PROSECUTION THEY MAY CONDUCT. You represent and warrant that all information you provide, including but not limited to all information concerning your name, address, credit card number, and other identifying information of any nature will be true, complete and correct, and that you will update all information as it changes. You agree that you will only use credit cards belonging to you, friends or immediate family members who expressly authorize such use, for the purpose of purchasing products/services/courses. You further agree that you will not attempt to conceal your identity by using multiple Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses or email addresses to use or to purchase products/services/courses on the Site. You grant Gexcon the right to provide any information you submit to third parties for purposes of facilitating the completion of Transactions initiated by you or on your behalf. Verification of information may be required prior to the acknowledgment or completion of any Transaction.

 

Descriptions or images of, or references to, products/services/courses on the Site do not imply Gexcon’s endorsement of such products/services/courses. We reserve the right, without prior notification, to change such descriptions or references; to honor, or impose conditions on the honoring of, any coupon, coupon code, promotional code or other similar promotions; to bar any user from making any or all Transaction(s); to limit the order quantity on any product or service; and/or to refuse to provide any user with any product or service or course. Verification of information applicable to a purchase may be required prior to Gexcon's acceptance of any order. Price and availability of any product or service or course are subject to change without notice. Refunds and exchanges will be subject to Gexcon's refund and exchange policies then in effect.

 

 

Information Provided by Gexcon

Although Gexcon strives to provide Materials that are both useful and accurate, the nature of the data and other information contained on the Site is subject to frequent change. In addition, the facts and circumstances of every situation differ. Accordingly, although Gexcon endeavors to use reasonable care in assembling the Materials, the Materials may not be up-to-date, accurate or complete.

In addition, portions of the Materials have been contributed to the Site by various references, agreement of the third party’s sources. The inclusion of such information does not indicate any approval or endorsement thereof, and Gexcon expressly disclaims any liability with respect to the foregoing.

 

 

Forums and User Content

We and our designees may host message boards, blog feeds and other forums found on the Site (collectively, the "Forums"), and you may have the ability to provide or upload to Gexcon creative suggestions, ideas, notes, concepts, information, content, audio recordings, videos, photographs, graphics, artwork or other copyrighted works and materials (collectively, "User Content"). No areas of this Site may be used by our visitors for any commercial purposes such as to conduct sales, merchandise or services of any kind, except that Gexcon can be used to resell products/services/courses to the extent compliant with law.

 

By sending or transmitting User Content to us, or by posting such User Content to any area of the Site, you grant us and our designees a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, unlimited, transferable, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, publicly perform, display, store, digitally perform, publish (on the Site, on any other website(s), in print, radio, television or elsewhere), make, have made, sell, offer for sale, import and commercialize User Content, or any portion thereof, in any manner and context (including but not limited to usage in commercial, advertising or promotional materials), now known or in the future discovered, in Gexcon's sole discretion, in any way, in any and all media now known or hereinafter discovered, without limitation and without any compensation or acknowledgment to you or any third party. None of the User Content will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any User Content. If Gexcon does decide, in its sole discretion, to attribute User Content to you, you hereby grant Gexcon the right to use your member name with respect to such attribution, and waive any claims (including, without limitation, any privacy or publicity rights claims) with respect to such use of your member name. For clarity, the foregoing license grant to Gexcon does not affect your other ownership or license rights in your User Content, including the right to grant additional licenses to the material in your User Content, unless otherwise agreed in writing.

 

You further acknowledge that Gexcon (a) is under no obligation to post, display or otherwise use any User Content, and (b) has no obligation whatsoever to pay you any royalty or other amounts on any revenues or other consideration that Gexcon receives directly or indirectly from the use or display of your User Content or otherwise from the exercise of Gexcon’s rights granted under these Terms. You hereby agree not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against Gexcon or its owners/operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, or any other person, on the grounds that any use of User Content, or any derivative works thereof, infringe any of your rights as creator of the User Content, including, without limitation, trademark rights, copyrights, publicity rights, privacy rights, and moral rights or "droit moral."

 

Information on our Forums may be provided by our staff and other contributors, some of whom use anonymous screen names and are people not otherwise connected with Gexcon. You acknowledge that a large volume of information is available in our Forums and that people participating in such Forums occasionally post messages or make statements, whether intentionally or unintentionally, that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, objectionable, obscene, threatening, harassing or encourages any such conduct, or that otherwise violate any of the Codes of Conduct, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Gexcon with respect thereto. We neither endorse nor are responsible for such messages or statements, or for any opinion, advice, information or other utterance made or displayed on the Site or Forums by third parties, whether such third parties are visitors to the Site, members of the Gexcon community or others. The opinions expressed in the Forums reflect solely the opinion(s) of the participants and may not reflect the opinion(s) of Gexcon. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in articles or postings, for hyperlinks embedded in messages or for any results obtained from the use of such information. Under no circumstances will we or our affiliates, suppliers or agents be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on such information obtained through the Site. If notified by a user of User Content that allegedly does not conform to these Terms, Gexcon may in its sole discretion investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and in its sole discretion whether to remove the User Content.

By submitting User Content you certify that either (i) you are eighteen (18) years old or are an emancipated minor and have the right to submit the User Content and grant the licenses provided hereunder, or (ii) you are at lest thirteen (13) years old and have obtained your parent's or legal guardian's express consent to submit the User Content and to grant the licenses provided hereunder.

 

You shall be solely responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Content, you affirm, represent and/or warrant that: (i) you own, or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to the User Content and to grant the rights and licenses to Gexcon under all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary or intellectual property rights in and to any and all User Content in the manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms; and (ii) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the User Content to use the name or likeness of such person in the manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms or, if such persons are minors, the written consent, release, and/or permission of such minor's parent or legal guardian.

 

You acknowledge and agree that we have the right (but not the obligation) to monitor the Site and the Forums and the User Content that you or third parties transmit or post; to alter or remove any such User Content (including, without limitation, any posting to a Forum); to disclose such User Content and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to any third party in order to operate the Site properly; to protect ourselves, our sponsors and our members and visitors; and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests.

 

 

Links

The Site contains links to other Internet websites, including affiliated websites which may or may not be owned or operated by Gexcon. Gexcon has not reviewed all of the websites that are linked to the Site, and Gexcon has no control over such sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, Gexcon is not responsible for the content of such websites, any updates or changes to such sites, or the privacy or other practices of such sites, and the fact that Gexcon offers such links does not indicate any approval or endorsement of any material contained on any linked site. Gexcon is providing these links to you only as a convenience. Accordingly, we strongly encourage you to become familiar with the terms of use and practices of any linked site. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download (whether from the Site or other sites) is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, defects, date bombs, time bombs and other items of a destructive nature.

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF OTHER INTERNET WEBSITES AND RESOURCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, DATA, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH WEBSITES AND RESOURCES, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLICABLE TO SUCH SITES AND RESOURCES.

 

 

Claims of Copyright Infringement

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by Gexcon infringe your copyright (for example, materials posted by Gexcon on one of our Forums), you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow Gexcon to locate the material on the Site; (d) the name, address, telephone number and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Additionally, if you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed by Gexcon against you, the DMCA permits you to send Gexcon a counter-notice. Be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.

 

 

Access from Outside Locations

We make no representation that Materials available on or through the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

 

We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Site and/or the provision of any service, program or other product described thereon to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any such service, program, film or other product that we provide.

 

 

Termination

These Terms shall remain effective until terminated in accordance with its terms. We reserve the right to immediately terminate these Terms, and/or your access to and use of the Site or any portion thereof, at any time and for any reason, with or without cause. Upon termination of these Terms, your right to use the Site shall immediately cease, and you shall destroy all Materials obtained from the Site and all copies thereof, whether made under these Terms or otherwise. You agree that any termination of your access to or use of the Site may be effected without prior notice, and that Gexcon may immediately deactivate or delete your password and user name, and all related information and files associated with it, and/or bar any further access to such information or files. You agree that Gexcon shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Site or to any such information or files, and shall not be required to make such information or files available to you after any such termination.

 

 

Suspected Violation of these Terms or Law; Injunctive, Equitable Relief, and Liquidated Damages

Violations of these Terms, including unauthorized use of the Site, may be investigated and appropriate legal action may be taken, including without limitation civil, criminal and injunctive redress. You understand and agree that in Gexcon's sole discretion, and without prior notice, Gexcon may terminate and block your access to the Site or to Gexcon’s other services, cancel your purchases or merchandise order and/or coursed registration or merchandise acquired through your order, refuse to honor pending and future purchases made from all credit card accounts or online accounts Gexcon believes may be associated with you. If we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide during any registration, ordering, purchase, course registrations, sale, authentication, delivery, payment or remittance process, or any other process, or if we are no longer able to verify or authorize your credit card or bank account information, your purchases may be cancelled, we may refuse to honor all pending and future purchases made on such credit card accounts and/or on any online accounts associated with such credit card accounts, and you may be prohibited from using the Site.

You agree that monetary damages may not provide a sufficient remedy to Gexcon for violations of these Terms and you consent to injunctive or other equitable relief for such violations.

 

You agree that abusive use of the Site, as defined above, causes damage and harm to Gexcon in the form of, among other things, impaired goodwill, lost sales, and increased expenses associated with responding to abusive use of the Site. You further agree that monetary damages for abusive use of the Site are difficult to ascertain and that proof of monetary damages for abusive use would be costly and difficult to calculate. You also agree that this will be the measure of damages for any abusive use that occurred prior to this provision of these Terms being in effect.

 

Gexcon is not required to provide any refund to you if it exercises any of its rights or remedies because you have violated these Terms or any of Gexcon's rights. Additionally, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, suspend or discontinue any part of this Site at any time, with or without notice to you. We also reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to impose limits on certain features and services and to restrict access to any part or to all of the Site without notice to you. We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any claim or cause of action arising out of our exercise of the foregoing rights.

 

 

Disclaimers

THE SITE, THE MATERIALS ON THE SITE, AND ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, GEXCON DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, THE MATERIALS, AND ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. GEXCON DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR SECURE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE, THE SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE SITE IS HOSTED IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AND MAINTAINING ALL TELEPHONE, COMPUTER HARDWARE AND OTHER EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCESS AND USE THE SITE, AND ALL CHARGES RELATED THERETO. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND YOUR RELIANCE THEREON. NO OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT OF GEXCON, WHETHER MADE ON THE SITE OR OTHERWISE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. GEXCON DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED SITE, OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND GEXCON WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

 

The Site, Materials or Forums could include inaccuracies or errors, or information or materials that violate these Terms (specifically, the Code of Conduct above). Additionally, unauthorized alterations could be made by third parties to the Site, Materials or Forums. Although we attempt to ensure the integrity of the Site, we make no guarantees as to the Site's completeness or correctness. In the event that a situation arises in which the Site's completeness or correctness is in question, please contact us with, if possible, a description of the material to be checked and the location (URL) where such material can be found on the Site, as well as information sufficient to enable us to contact you. We will try to address your concerns as soon as reasonably practicable. For copyright infringement claims, see the section on "Claims of Copyright Infringement," above.

 

 

Limitation of Liability

NEITHER GEXCON NOR ANY OF OUR PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SHAREHOLDERS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS OR SPONSORS, NOR OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, ARE OR WILL BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOST PROFITS), UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE AND/OR MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE SITE, ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PURCHASED THROUGH THE SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT GEXCON SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR (I) ANY FAILURE OF ANOTHER USER TO THE SITE TO CONFORM TO THE CODES OF CONDUCT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SITE, INCLUDING ANY CLAIM, CAUSE OF ACTION, OBLIGATION, LIABILITY, RIGHT, OR REMEDY WHETHER OR NOT ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF GEXCON, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, DEFECTS, DATE BOMBS, TIME BOMBS OR OTHER ITEMS OF A DESTRUCTIVE NATURE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, (V) ANY ERRORS, MISTAKES, INACCURACIES OR OMISSIONS IN ANY MATERIALS, OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY MATERIALS POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SITE, AND/OR (VI) ANY LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED PURCHASE, OR THE FAILURE OF A VENUE TO HONOR A PURCHASE. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR MATERIALS OR ANY LINKED SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE, MATERIALS, OR LINKED SITE, AS APPLICABLE. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF GEXCON, AND YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY, FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES SUFFERED BY YOU AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, TO ACCESS THE SITE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

 

You acknowledge that you may have or may in the future have claims against Gexcon which you do not know or suspect to exist in your favor when you agreed to these Terms and which if known, might materially affect your consent to these Terms. You expressly waive all rights you may have under Section 1542 of the California Civil Code, which states:

A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND THE CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN ITS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.

 

 

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Gexcon and its affiliates and their officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, service providers, subcontractors and suppliers from and against any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys fees and court costs, arising or resulting from your use of the site and any violation of these Terms of Use. If you cause a technical disruption of the site or the systems transmitting the site to you or others, you agree to be responsible for any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising or resulting from that disruption. Gexcon reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and, in such case; you agree to cooperate with Gexcon in the defense of such matter.

 

 

LEGAL

 

 

Welcome to Gexcon! The following are the Terms of Use ("Terms") that govern the use of gexcon.com and mobile versions thereof, as well as the course registration sections of the Site where you can purchase and/or register course. These Terms, including Gexcon's Privacy Policy, Course Registration Policy, Change Policy, and any other policies, rules or guidelines that may be applicable to particular offers or features on the Site ("Additional Terms") are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms. By using or visiting the Site, you expressly agree to be bound by these Terms and to follow these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations governing the Site. To the extent that there is a conflict between these Terms and Additional Terms for the activity in which you choose to participate, the Additional Terms shall govern. These Terms will remain in full force and effect as long as you are a user of the Site and in the event of termination of any membership, service or feature, you will still be bound by your obligations under these Terms, including any indemnifications, warranties and limitations of liability.

 

We reserve the right at any time to:

• Change the terms and conditions of these Terms;

• Change the Site, including eliminating or discontinuing any content on or feature of the Site; or

• Change any fees or charges for use of the Site.

 

Any changes we make will be effective immediately upon notice, which we may provide by any means including, without limitation, posting a revised version of these Terms on the Site. You can determine when these Terms were last revised by referring to the "Last Updated" legend at the top of these Terms. Your continued use of the Site after such notice will be deemed acceptance of such changes. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of these Terms.

 

 

Registration

You may browse the Site and view content without registering, to register/purchase for the course in the Course Registration Section you may be required to register with Gexcon and provide the your personal profile, business profile, participants for the course with username and a password ("User ID"). You shall provide Gexcon with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of these Terms, which may result in immediate termination of your Gexcon account. You shall not (i) select or use as a User ID a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use as a User ID a name subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or (iii) use as a User ID a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. Gexcon reserves the right to refuse registration, cancel a User ID or deny access to the Site in its sole discretion. You are solely responsible for activity that occurs on your account and shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Gexcon password. You shall never use another user's account without such other user's express permission. You will immediately notify Gexcon in writing of any unauthorized use of your account, or other account related security breach of which you are aware. Please read our Privacy Policy, which describes the personally identifiable information we collect, use, disclose, manage and store.

 

As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a username and password. We may refuse to grant you a username that impersonates someone else, is or may be illegal, is or may be protected by trademark or other proprietary rights law, is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or may cause confusion, as determined by us in our sole discretion. Your username and password are personal to you. You will be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your username and password, and for any and all activities (including registers /purchases, as applicable) that are conducted through your account, and agree not to transfer or resell your use of or access to the Site to any third party. We are not liable for any harm caused or related to the theft or misappropriation of your username or password, disclosure of your username or password, or your authorization of anyone else to use your username or password. If you have reason to believe that your account with us is no longer secure, you must promptly change your password by notify us of the problem.

 

 

Code of Conduct

In connection with User Content (as defined below) and your use of the Site, you agree that you will not:

 

• Restrict or inhibit any other visitor or member from using the Site, including, without limitation, by means of "hacking" or defacing any portion of the Site;

• Use the Site or Materials for any unlawful purpose;

• Express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by us, without our prior written consent;

• Impersonate any person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including any employee or representative of Gexcon

• Transmit (a) any content or information that is unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or infringes our or any third party's intellectual property or other rights; (b) any material, non-public information about companies without the authorization to do so; (c) any trade secret of any third party; or (d) any advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities or other unsolicited commercial communication (except as otherwise expressly permitted by us),

• Engage in spamming or flooding;

• Transmit any software or other materials that contain any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, defects, date bombs, time bombs or other items of a destructive nature;

• Modify, adapt, sub-license, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Site;

• Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained on the Site;

• "Frame" or "mirror" any part of the Site;

• Link to any page of or content on the Site other than the URL located at www.gexcon.com

• Use any robot, spider, offline reader, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, data mine or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or its contents without our prior written consent, including with respect to any CAPTCHA displayed on the Site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Gexcon grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. Gexcon reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases;

• Harvest or collect information about Site visitors or members without their express consent;

• Take any action that imposes or may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our (or our third party providers') infrastructure;

• Access, reload or "refresh" transactional event or courses and services pages, or make any other request to transactional servers, more than once during any three-second interval;

• Use any passcode or password, regardless of whether or not such passcode or password is unique, to participate in a presale or other offer on the Site if you are not the original recipient of such passcode or password (i.e., if you did not receive the passcode or password from Gexcon, or other organization with whom Gexcon is working to enable such presale or offer) or if your participation in such presale or other offer is inconsistent with such presale's or offer's terms.

 

While using the Site, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

 

 

Ownership and Restrictions on Use

The information and materials provided on or through the Site, including any data, text, designs, graphics, images, photographs, illustrations, audio and video clips, logos, icons and links (collectively, the "Materials") are owned exclusively by Gexcon, and are intended to educate and inform you about the events, venues and other products/services/courses offered or described on the Site. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, you may download one (1) copy of any Materials displayed on the Site, and you may use such downloaded Materials solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. Gexcon cannot guarantee that technical difficulties will not occur during the download of the Materials or that the Materials will download successfully. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited license to use the Site and Materials; provided that you may not use, reproduce, modify, display, publicly perform, distribute, create derivative works of or circumvent any technological measure that effectively controls access to the Site and/or Materials in any way including, without limitation, by manual or automatic device or process, for any purpose. Use of the Site and Materials for any purpose other than as expressly authorized in these Terms is a violation of our copyrights and other proprietary rights, and is strictly prohibited.

 

The Site, including all Site software, databases, proprietary information and Materials (and any intellectual property and other rights relating thereto) including, without limitation, the selection, sequence and "look and feel" and arrangement of items, is owned and operated by Gexcon and will remain the property of Gexcon. The Site is protected by international copyright, trademark and other laws, and you acknowledge that these rights are valid and enforceable. You further acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by using the Site or the Materials.

 

The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on the Site (collectively the "Trademarks") are the registered and unregistered trademarks of Gexcon, Gexcon's licensors and suppliers, and others. The Trademarks owned by Gexcon, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service or course that is not offered by Gexcon, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion with customers, or in any manner that disparages Gexcon. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark without the express written permission of Gexcon, Gexcon's licensors or suppliers, or the third party owner of any such Trademark. Misuse of any Trademarks is prohibited, and Gexcon will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights in such Trademarks, including via civil and criminal proceedings.

 

 

Making Purchases/Online course registration

Please review the Online Course Registration Purchase Policy, which will govern your order or purchase of any producst/services/courses through the Site. If you wish to purchase products /services/courses described on the Site (each such purchase, a "Transaction"), you will be asked to supply certain information applicable to your Transaction, including, without limitation, credit card and other information. You understand that any such information will be treated by Gexcon in the manner described in our Privacy Policy. You agree that all information that you provide in connection with your purchase will be accurate, current and complete. You agree to pay all charges incurred by you or any users of your account and credit card (or other applicable payment mechanism) at the price(s) in effect when such charges are incurred. You will also be responsible for paying any applicable taxes relating to your purchases. You acknowledge that complying with laws is your responsibility, and YOU AGREE NOT TO HOLD US LIABLE FOR YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ANY LAW OR OUR FAILURE TO NOTIFY YOU OF, OR PROPERLY APPLY, ANY LAW. WE WILL COMPLY WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MAY PROVIDE THEM WITH ALL INFORMATION YOU SUBMIT TO US TO ASSIST IN ANY INVESTIGATION OR PROSECUTION THEY MAY CONDUCT. You represent and warrant that all information you provide, including but not limited to all information concerning your name, address, credit card number, and other identifying information of any nature will be true, complete and correct, and that you will update all information as it changes. You agree that you will only use credit cards belonging to you, friends or immediate family members who expressly authorize such use, for the purpose of purchasing products/services/courses. You further agree that you will not attempt to conceal your identity by using multiple Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses or email addresses to use or to purchase products/services/courses on the Site. You grant Gexcon the right to provide any information you submit to third parties for purposes of facilitating the completion of Transactions initiated by you or on your behalf. Verification of information may be required prior to the acknowledgment or completion of any Transaction.

 

Descriptions or images of, or references to, products/services/courses on the Site do not imply Gexcon’s endorsement of such products/services/courses. We reserve the right, without prior notification, to change such descriptions or references; to honor, or impose conditions on the honoring of, any coupon, coupon code, promotional code or other similar promotions; to bar any user from making any or all Transaction(s); to limit the order quantity on any product or service; and/or to refuse to provide any user with any product or service or course. Verification of information applicable to a purchase may be required prior to Gexcon's acceptance of any order. Price and availability of any product or service or course are subject to change without notice. Refunds and exchanges will be subject to Gexcon's refund and exchange policies then in effect.

 

 

Information Provided by Gexcon

Although Gexcon strives to provide Materials that are both useful and accurate, the nature of the data and other information contained on the Site is subject to frequent change. In addition, the facts and circumstances of every situation differ. Accordingly, although Gexcon endeavors to use reasonable care in assembling the Materials, the Materials may not be up-to-date, accurate or complete.

In addition, portions of the Materials have been contributed to the Site by various references, agreement of the third party’s sources. The inclusion of such information does not indicate any approval or endorsement thereof, and Gexcon expressly disclaims any liability with respect to the foregoing.

 

 

Forums and User Content

We and our designees may host message boards, blog feeds and other forums found on the Site (collectively, the "Forums"), and you may have the ability to provide or upload to Gexcon creative suggestions, ideas, notes, concepts, information, content, audio recordings, videos, photographs, graphics, artwork or other copyrighted works and materials (collectively, "User Content"). No areas of this Site may be used by our visitors for any commercial purposes such as to conduct sales, merchandise or services of any kind, except that Gexcon can be used to resell products/services/courses to the extent compliant with law.

 

By sending or transmitting User Content to us, or by posting such User Content to any area of the Site, you grant us and our designees a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, unlimited, transferable, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, publicly perform, display, store, digitally perform, publish (on the Site, on any other website(s), in print, radio, television or elsewhere), make, have made, sell, offer for sale, import and commercialize User Content, or any portion thereof, in any manner and context (including but not limited to usage in commercial, advertising or promotional materials), now known or in the future discovered, in Gexcon's sole discretion, in any way, in any and all media now known or hereinafter discovered, without limitation and without any compensation or acknowledgment to you or any third party. None of the User Content will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any User Content. If Gexcon does decide, in its sole discretion, to attribute User Content to you, you hereby grant Gexcon the right to use your member name with respect to such attribution, and waive any claims (including, without limitation, any privacy or publicity rights claims) with respect to such use of your member name. For clarity, the foregoing license grant to Gexcon does not affect your other ownership or license rights in your User Content, including the right to grant additional licenses to the material in your User Content, unless otherwise agreed in writing.

 

You further acknowledge that Gexcon (a) is under no obligation to post, display or otherwise use any User Content, and (b) has no obligation whatsoever to pay you any royalty or other amounts on any revenues or other consideration that Gexcon receives directly or indirectly from the use or display of your User Content or otherwise from the exercise of Gexcon’s rights granted under these Terms. You hereby agree not to instigate, support, maintain, or authorize any action, claim, or lawsuit against Gexcon or its owners/operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, or any other person, on the grounds that any use of User Content, or any derivative works thereof, infringe any of your rights as creator of the User Content, including, without limitation, trademark rights, copyrights, publicity rights, privacy rights, and moral rights or "droit moral."

 

Information on our Forums may be provided by our staff and other contributors, some of whom use anonymous screen names and are people not otherwise connected with Gexcon. You acknowledge that a large volume of information is available in our Forums and that people participating in such Forums occasionally post messages or make statements, whether intentionally or unintentionally, that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, objectionable, obscene, threatening, harassing or encourages any such conduct, or that otherwise violate any of the Codes of Conduct, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Gexcon with respect thereto. We neither endorse nor are responsible for such messages or statements, or for any opinion, advice, information or other utterance made or displayed on the Site or Forums by third parties, whether such third parties are visitors to the Site, members of the Gexcon community or others. The opinions expressed in the Forums reflect solely the opinion(s) of the participants and may not reflect the opinion(s) of Gexcon. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in articles or postings, for hyperlinks embedded in messages or for any results obtained from the use of such information. Under no circumstances will we or our affiliates, suppliers or agents be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on such information obtained through the Site. If notified by a user of User Content that allegedly does not conform to these Terms, Gexcon may in its sole discretion investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and in its sole discretion whether to remove the User Content.

By submitting User Content you certify that either (i) you are eighteen (18) years old or are an emancipated minor and have the right to submit the User Content and grant the licenses provided hereunder, or (ii) you are at lest thirteen (13) years old and have obtained your parent's or legal guardian's express consent to submit the User Content and to grant the licenses provided hereunder.

 

You shall be solely responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Content, you affirm, represent and/or warrant that: (i) you own, or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to the User Content and to grant the rights and licenses to Gexcon under all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary or intellectual property rights in and to any and all User Content in the manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms; and (ii) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the User Content to use the name or likeness of such person in the manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms or, if such persons are minors, the written consent, release, and/or permission of such minor's parent or legal guardian.

 

You acknowledge and agree that we have the right (but not the obligation) to monitor the Site and the Forums and the User Content that you or third parties transmit or post; to alter or remove any such User Content (including, without limitation, any posting to a Forum); to disclose such User Content and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to any third party in order to operate the Site properly; to protect ourselves, our sponsors and our members and visitors; and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests.

 

 

Links

The Site contains links to other Internet websites, including affiliated websites which may or may not be owned or operated by Gexcon. Gexcon has not reviewed all of the websites that are linked to the Site, and Gexcon has no control over such sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, Gexcon is not responsible for the content of such websites, any updates or changes to such sites, or the privacy or other practices of such sites, and the fact that Gexcon offers such links does not indicate any approval or endorsement of any material contained on any linked site. Gexcon is providing these links to you only as a convenience. Accordingly, we strongly encourage you to become familiar with the terms of use and practices of any linked site. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download (whether from the Site or other sites) is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, defects, date bombs, time bombs and other items of a destructive nature.

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF OTHER INTERNET WEBSITES AND RESOURCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, DATA, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH WEBSITES AND RESOURCES, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLICABLE TO SUCH SITES AND RESOURCES.

 

 

Claims of Copyright Infringement

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by Gexcon infringe your copyright (for example, materials posted by Gexcon on one of our Forums), you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow Gexcon to locate the material on the Site; (d) the name, address, telephone number and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Additionally, if you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed by Gexcon against you, the DMCA permits you to send Gexcon a counter-notice. Be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.

 

 

Access from Outside Locations

We make no representation that Materials available on or through the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

 

We reserve the right to limit the availability of the Site and/or the provision of any service, program or other product described thereon to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any such service, program, film or other product that we provide.

 

 

Termination

These Terms shall remain effective until terminated in accordance with its terms. We reserve the right to immediately terminate these Terms, and/or your access to and use of the Site or any portion thereof, at any time and for any reason, with or without cause. Upon termination of these Terms, your right to use the Site shall immediately cease, and you shall destroy all Materials obtained from the Site and all copies thereof, whether made under these Terms or otherwise. You agree that any termination of your access to or use of the Site may be effected without prior notice, and that Gexcon may immediately deactivate or delete your password and user name, and all related information and files associated with it, and/or bar any further access to such information or files. You agree that Gexcon shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Site or to any such information or files, and shall not be required to make such information or files available to you after any such termination.

 

 

Suspected Violation of these Terms or Law; Injunctive, Equitable Relief, and Liquidated Damages

Violations of these Terms, including unauthorized use of the Site, may be investigated and appropriate legal action may be taken, including without limitation civil, criminal and injunctive redress. You understand and agree that in Gexcon's sole discretion, and without prior notice, Gexcon may terminate and block your access to the Site or to Gexcon’s other services, cancel your purchases or merchandise order and/or coursed registration or merchandise acquired through your order, refuse to honor pending and future purchases made from all credit card accounts or online accounts Gexcon believes may be associated with you. If we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide during any registration, ordering, purchase, course registrations, sale, authentication, delivery, payment or remittance process, or any other process, or if we are no longer able to verify or authorize your credit card or bank account information, your purchases may be cancelled, we may refuse to honor all pending and future purchases made on such credit card accounts and/or on any online accounts associated with such credit card accounts, and you may be prohibited from using the Site.

You agree that monetary damages may not provide a sufficient remedy to Gexcon for violations of these Terms and you consent to injunctive or other equitable relief for such violations.

 

You agree that abusive use of the Site, as defined above, causes damage and harm to Gexcon in the form of, among other things, impaired goodwill, lost sales, and increased expenses associated with responding to abusive use of the Site. You further agree that monetary damages for abusive use of the Site are difficult to ascertain and that proof of monetary damages for abusive use would be costly and difficult to calculate. You also agree that this will be the measure of damages for any abusive use that occurred prior to this provision of these Terms being in effect.

 

Gexcon is not required to provide any refund to you if it exercises any of its rights or remedies because you have violated these Terms or any of Gexcon's rights. Additionally, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, suspend or discontinue any part of this Site at any time, with or without notice to you. We also reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to impose limits on certain features and services and to restrict access to any part or to all of the Site without notice to you. We shall not be liable to you or any third party for any claim or cause of action arising out of our exercise of the foregoing rights.

 

 

Disclaimers

THE SITE, THE MATERIALS ON THE SITE, AND ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, GEXCON DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, THE MATERIALS, AND ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. GEXCON DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR SECURE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE, THE SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE SITE IS HOSTED IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AND MAINTAINING ALL TELEPHONE, COMPUTER HARDWARE AND OTHER EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCESS AND USE THE SITE, AND ALL CHARGES RELATED THERETO. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND YOUR RELIANCE THEREON. NO OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT OF GEXCON, WHETHER MADE ON THE SITE OR OTHERWISE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. GEXCON DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED SITE, OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND GEXCON WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

 

The Site, Materials or Forums could include inaccuracies or errors, or information or materials that violate these Terms (specifically, the Code of Conduct above). Additionally, unauthorized alterations could be made by third parties to the Site, Materials or Forums. Although we attempt to ensure the integrity of the Site, we make no guarantees as to the Site's completeness or correctness. In the event that a situation arises in which the Site's completeness or correctness is in question, please contact us with, if possible, a description of the material to be checked and the location (URL) where such material can be found on the Site, as well as information sufficient to enable us to contact you. We will try to address your concerns as soon as reasonably practicable. For copyright infringement claims, see the section on "Claims of Copyright Infringement," above.

 

 

Limitation of Liability

NEITHER GEXCON NOR ANY OF OUR PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SHAREHOLDERS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS OR SPONSORS, NOR OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, ARE OR WILL BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOST PROFITS), UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE AND/OR MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE SITE, ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PURCHASED THROUGH THE SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT GEXCON SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY WHATSOEVER FOR (I) ANY FAILURE OF ANOTHER USER TO THE SITE TO CONFORM TO THE CODES OF CONDUCT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT OR IN TORT, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SITE, INCLUDING ANY CLAIM, CAUSE OF ACTION, OBLIGATION, LIABILITY, RIGHT, OR REMEDY WHETHER OR NOT ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF GEXCON, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, DEFECTS, DATE BOMBS, TIME BOMBS OR OTHER ITEMS OF A DESTRUCTIVE NATURE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, (V) ANY ERRORS, MISTAKES, INACCURACIES OR OMISSIONS IN ANY MATERIALS, OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY MATERIALS POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SITE, AND/OR (VI) ANY LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED PURCHASE, OR THE FAILURE OF A VENUE TO HONOR A PURCHASE. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR MATERIALS OR ANY LINKED SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE, MATERIALS, OR LINKED SITE, AS APPLICABLE. THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF GEXCON, AND YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY, FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES SUFFERED BY YOU AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, TO ACCESS THE SITE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

 

You acknowledge that you may have or may in the future have claims against Gexcon which you do not know or suspect to exist in your favor when you agreed to these Terms and which if known, might materially affect your consent to these Terms. You expressly waive all rights you may have under Section 1542 of the California Civil Code, which states:

A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND THE CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN ITS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.

 

 

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Gexcon and its affiliates and their officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, service providers, subcontractors and suppliers from and against any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys fees and court costs, arising or resulting from your use of the site and any violation of these Terms of Use. If you cause a technical disruption of the site or the systems transmitting the site to you or others, you agree to be responsible for any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, arising or resulting from that disruption. Gexcon reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and, in such case; you agree to cooperate with Gexcon in the defense of such matter.

 

 

Disclaimer

 

 

THE SITE, THE MATERIALS ON THE SITE, AND ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, GEXCON DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, THE MATERIALS, AND ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. GEXCON DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR SECURE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE, THE SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE SITE IS HOSTED IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AND MAINTAINING ALL TELEPHONE, COMPUTER HARDWARE AND OTHER EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCESS AND USE THE SITE, AND ALL CHARGES RELATED THERETO. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND YOUR RELIANCE THEREON. NO OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT OF GEXCON, WHETHER MADE ON THE SITE OR OTHERWISE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. GEXCON DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED SITE, OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND GEXCON WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. The Site, Materials or Forums could include inaccuracies or errors, or information or materials that violate these Terms (specifically, the Code of Conduct above). Additionally, unauthorized alterations could be made by third parties to the Site, Materials or Forums. Although we attempt to ensure the integrity of the Site, we make no guarantees as to the Site's completeness or correctness. In the event that a situation arises in which the Site's completeness or correctness is in question, please contact us with, if possible, a description of the material to be checked and the location (URL) where such material can be found on the Site, as well as information sufficient to enable us to contact you. We will try to address your concerns as soon as reasonably practicable. For copyright infringement claims, see the section on "Claims of Copyright Infringement.

 

 

Privacy PoLICY

 

 

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site or run Profile Protector. When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your email address or online identity. 

 

 

How do we use your information?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways: 

To identify threats.

To personalize your experience.

To improve our website. We continually strive to improve our offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.

To process transactions. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the product or service requested.

To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature

To send periodic emails. The email address you provide for order processing will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

 

 

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

All information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and stored into our database to be accessed only by those authorized with administrative access rights to our systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. 

 

 

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site or service provider systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our business. 

 

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. 

 

 

Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.

 

 

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

 

 

Changes to Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will update the Privacy Policy modification date below.

This policy was last modified on Jan 10, 2012.

 

 

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