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Selected publications from 1999

  • Arntzen, B.J., Johnsen, F., Armond, S. & Edmondson, P. (1999). Combustion modelling in FLACS-99. Report (Confidential), CMR-99-F30086, Christian Michelsen Research, Bergen, Norway:84 pp.
  • Brewerton, R., Fearnley, P. & Berg, J.T. (1999). FPSO'S: A summary of new methods to improve safety. Safety on offshore installations, 30 November - 1 December 1999, London, UK: 5.5.1-5.5.14.
  • Hansen, O.R., Storvik, I. & van Wingerden, K. (1999). Validation of CFD-models for gas explosions, FLACS is used as example. Model description, experiences and recommendations for model evaluation. Presented at the ‘European meeting on chemical Industry and Environment', 1-3 September 1999, Krackow, Poland: 16pp.
  • Hansen. O.R., Talberg, O. & Bakke, J.R. (1999). CFD-based methodology for quantitative gas explosion risk assessment in congested process areas: Examples and validation status. International Conference and Workshop on Modelling the Consequences of Accidental Releases of Hazardous Materials. 28 September- 1 October 1999. San Francisco, California. AIChE, Centre of Chemical Process Safety: 457-477.
  • Linga, H., Wilkins, B. & van Wingerden, K. (1999). Large-scale runaway reaction tests. Loss Prevention Symposium: 12pp.
  • Pedersen, G.H. (1999). Støveksplosjonsfare i mølletørke og forbergtørke i SSFs forsøkshall. Bergen, June 1999. CMR-99-30015, 17 pp.
  • Sand, I.Ø. (1999). Received loading test cases. Fire and Blast Information Group (FABIG) Technican Newsletter, Issue 24, R347: 14-18.
  • Strøm, Ø. & Bakke, J.R. (1999). Gas detector location. Safety on offshore installations, 30 November - 1 December 1999, London, UK: 3.3.1-3.3.12.
  • Talberg, O., Hansen, O.R. & Bakke, J.R. (1999). Explosion risk assessment using FLACS. Safety on offshore installations, 30 November - 1 December 1999, London, UK: 5.1.1-5.1.10.
  • van Wingerden, K. (1999). Explosion venting techniques and devices: current state of the European draft standards. Third World Wide Seminar on the Explosion Phenomenon and on the Application of the Explosion Protection Techniques in Practice, 8-12 February 1999, Belgium.
  • van Wingerden, K. (1999). Mitigation of gas explosions using water deluge. Thirty-fourth Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, 6-8 March 2000: X pp.
  • van Wingerden, K., Bjerketvedt, D. & Bakke, J.R. (1999). Detonations in pipes and in the open. Petro Chemical Congress'99, 23-24 June 1999: 12 pp.
  • van Wingerden, K., Hansen, O.R. & Fossielon, P. (1999). Predicting blast overpressures caused by vapor cloud explosions in the vicinity of control rooms. Process Safety Progress 18:17-24. DOI
  • van Wingerden, K. (1999). Assessment dust explosion safety of a drying system. Bergen, October 1999, CMR-99-F30061: 12 pp.
  • Wiik, A. (1999). Trykktap i dykkesystemer. Dykkenytt, 2: 24-27.

Selected publications from 1998

  • Arntzen, B.J. (1998). Modelling of turbulence and combustion for simulation of gas explosions in complex geometries. Dr. Ing. Thesis, NTNU, Trondheim.
  • Gjesdal, T. (1998). Accuracy and convergence of defect correction in an incompressible multigrid solver based on pressure correction smoothers. In Hackbusch, W. & Wittum, G. (Eds.): Multigrid Methods V, Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, Springer Verlag: 8 pp.
  • Gjesdal, T. (1998). Local grid refinement for improved description of leaks in industrial gas safety analysis. European Science Foundation Conference on Applied Mathematics for Industrial Flow Problems, 1-3 October 1998, San Feliu de Guixols: 2 pp.
  • Gjesdal, T. & Teigland, R. (1998). Accuracy and stability of semi-implicit finite difference advection schemes. Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, 14: 647-655. DOI
  • Hansen, O.R. (1998). FLACS simulations of Test 23 of the BFETS campaign - loading on stiffened panels. Fire and Blast Information Group (FABIG) Technical Newsletter, Issue 23, R331: 4-8.
  • Hansen, O.R. & van Wingerden, K. (1998). Modelling the effects of water deluge and inert gas dilution on gas explosions in congested geometries. Ninth International Symposium Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries, 4-7 May 1998, Barcelona, Spain: 10 pp.
  • Hansen, O.R., van Wingerden, K., Pedersen, G.H. & Wilkins, B.A. (1998). Studying gas leak, dispersion and following explosion after ignition in a congested environment subject to a predefined wind field, experiments and FLACS-simulations are compared. ERA-Conference: Seventh Annual Conference on Offshore Installations, 1-2 December 1998, London: 2.1.1-2.1.18.
  • Salvesen, H-C. & Teigland, R. (1998). Non-reflecting boundary conditions applicable to general purpose CFD simulators. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 28: 523-540. DOI
  • Tveit, I.M. & van Wingerden, K. (1998). Explosion load calculations in a shale shaker area. Offshore Technology Report no. OTH537, Health and Safety Executive. Available online
  • van Wingerden, K. & Hansen, O.R. (1998). Mitigation of gas explosion by waterspray. International Seminar on Thermal and Fire Explosion Hazards in Process Industries, 10-11 December 1998, Hyderabad, India:12 pp
  • van Wingerden, K., Hansen, O.R. & Foisselon, P. (1998). The use of sophisticated models for prediction of blast generated by vapour cloud explosions. International Seminar on Thermal and Fire Explosion Hazards in Process Industries, 10-11 December 1998, Hyderabad, India: 18 pp.
  • van Wingerden, K., Hansen, O.R., & Foisselon, P. (1998). Prediction of blast overpressures generated by vapour cloud explosions occurring in the vicinity of control rooms. Thirty-second Annual Loss Prevention Symposium, Building Design for Explosion Hazards, Unpublished, 1-19.
  • van Wingerden, K., Hansen, O.R., Foisselon, P. & Lemousy, T. (1998). Effect of deluge on explosions: FLACS simulations compared to full-scale experiments. ERA-Conference: Seventh Annual Conference on Offshore Installations, 1-2 December 1998, London: 1.1.1-1.1.15.
  • van Wingerden, K., Wilkins, B.A. & Pedersen, G.H. (1998). On the effect of gas mixture non-homogeneity and pre-ignition turbulence on gas explosions in high density congested industrial facilities. Ninth International Symposium Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion in the Process Industries, 4-7 May 1998, Barcelona, Spain: 10 pp.
  • van Wingerden, K. (1998). Rewiew of gas- and dust explosion accidents. Bergen, December 1998. CMR-98-F30078: 22 pp.
  • van Wingerden, K. (1998). Dust explosions in the wood processing industry. Nordisk arbetsmiljökonferens för möbel- och träindustin. Lahti, Finland, 24-26 August 1998: 27 pp.
  • Van Wingerden, K., Bjørkhaug, M. & Bjerketvedt, D. (1998). Dispersion experiments in a 1:5 scale offshore module. IChemE Symp. Series, No. 141 (1997) pp. 79-87. Christian Michelsen Research AS. (CMR-98-A30044). Available from IChemE

Selected publications from 1997

  • Berg, J.T. & van Wingerden, K. (1997). FLACS commercial launch. Fire and Blast Information Group (FABIG) Technical Newsletter, Issue 19, R276: 14-16.
  • Bjerketvedt, D., Bakke, J.R. & Van Wingerden, K. (1997). Gas explosion handbook. Journal of Hazardeous Materials, 52 (1): 1-150.
  • Eckhoff, R.K. (1997). Understanding dust explosions. The role of powder science and technology. KONA, 15: 54-67.
  • Gjesdal, T. (1997). Smoothing analysis of multicolour pattern schemes. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 85: 345-350.
  • Gjesdal, T. & Lossius, M.E.H. (1997). Comparison of pressure correction smoothers for multigrid solution of incompressible flow. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 25: 393-405. DOI
  • Høiset, S., Hjertager, B.H., Solberg, T. & Malo, K. A. (1997). Statistical estimation of loads from gas explosion. Journal of Loss Prevention Process Industry, 4: 271-283. DOI
  • Linga, H. (1997). Modelling of non-ideal effects of gamma densitometers. Fourth World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics (ExHFT 4). Brussels, 2-6 june 1997: 8 pp.
  • Linga, H., Dahl, A.M. & Hallanger, A. (1997). Performance of plate separators. Fourth Annual Event on Production Separations Forum. Oslo, 29-30 May 1997: 21 pp.
  • van Wingerden, K., Bjørkhaug, M. & Bjerketvedt, D. (1997). Dispersion experiments in a 1:5 scale offshore module. IChemE Symposium Series, 141: 79-87. Available from IChemE
  • van Wingerden, K. & Linga, H. (1997). New aspects of the effect of water spray on gas explosions in offshore rigs. ERA Technology Conference: Fire & Blast Engineering, London, 19 November 1997: 3.2.1-3.2.11.
  • van Wingerden, K. (1997). Vurdering av støveksplosjonsfare i tørkeanlegg for sildemel. Bergen, December 1997, CMR-97-F30051: 17 pp.
  • van Wingerden, K. (1997). Dust explosion safety sludge dryer. Bergen, December 1997, CMR-97-F30059: 13 pp.
  • van Wingerden, K. (1997). Explosion venting of a peat dust drying plant. Bergen, December 1997, CMR-97-F30055: 13 pp.
  • van Wingerden, K. (1997). Seminar on results of "Gas Safety Programme 93-96". Fire and Blast Information Group (FABIG) Technical Newsletter, Issue 19, R277: 16.

Selected publications from 1996

  • Berg, J.T. & Brewerton, R.W. (1996). New capabilities of FLACS. Fire and Blast Information Group (FABIG) Technical Newsletter, Issue 15, R230: 17-19.
  • Eckhoff, R.K. (1996). Prevention and mitigation of dust explosions in the process industries: a survey of recent research and development. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 9: 3-20. DOI
  • Eckhoff, R.K. (1996). Dust, mist and gas explosion accidents; causes and effects. Second World Seminar on the Explosion Phenomenon and on the Application of Explosion Protection Techniques in Practice. 4-8 March 1996, Gent, Belgium: 42 pp.
  • Gjesdal, T. (1996). A note on the additive correction multigrid method. International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 23 (2): 293-298. DOI
  • Gjesdal, T. (1996). Incompressible Navier-Stokes equations theory and practise. Notes from seminar presented at the Dept. of Mathematics, University of Bergen: 17 pp.
  • Gjesdal, T. (1996). A cell-centered multigrid algorithm for all grid sizes. Seventh Cooper Mountain Conference on Multigrid Methods, Cooper Mountain, Colorado, 2-7 April 1995, NASA Conference Publication, 3339 (1996): 327-338. PDF
  • Popat, N.R., Catlin, C.A., Arntzen, B.J., Hjertager, B.H., Solberg, T., Sæter, O., Lindstedt, R.P. & van den Berg, A.C. (1996). Investigations to improve and assess the accuracy of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) based explosion models. Journal of Hazardeous Materials, 45: 1-25. DOI
  • Sand, I.Ø., Sjøen, K. & Bakke, J.R. (1996). Modelling of release of gas from high-pressure pipelines. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 23: 953-983. DOI
  • van Wingerden, K. (1996). Simulation of dust explosions using a CFD-code. Seventh International Colloquium on Dust Explosions, 23-26 June 1996, Bergen: 6.42-6.51.
  • van Wingerden, K. (1996). Simulations of dust explosion using a CFD-code. Proc. Seventh Int. Coll. on Dust Explosions, Bergen: 6.42-6.51.
  • van Wingerden, K., Hansen, O.R. & Stavseng, L. (1996). The use of a CFD-model for predicting blast and fire ball effects due to vented dust explosions. VDI-Berichte, 1272: 565-577.
  • van Wingerden, K., Linga, H., Pedersen, G.H. & Wilkins, B.A. (1996). The influence of initial turbulence on the consequences of gas explosions in offshore rigs. Fifth International Conference on Offshore Structures - Hazards & Integrity Management, ERA Technology, 4-5 December 1996, London: 5.3.1-5.3.12.
  • van Wingerden, K. & Stavseng, L. (1996). Measurements of the laminar burning velocities in dust-air mixtures. VDI-Berichte, 1272: 553-564.
  • van Wingerden, K., Wilkins, B.A., Linga, H. & Pedersen, G.H. (1996). Experimental investigation of some aspects of accidental gas explosions in offshore rigs. Second International Specialist Meeting on Fuel-Air Explosions, 26-28 June 1996, Bergen, Norway: 2.8-2.21.
  • Van Wingerden, K.., (1996). The impact of turbulence on gas and dust explosions in the industry. Second World Seminar on the Explosion Phenomenon and on the Application of Explosion Protection Techniques in Practice, Flanders Expo, Gent, Belgium, March 4-8, 1996 / Christian Michelsen Research AS. (CMR-96-A20036).

 

Selected publications from 1995

  • Kong, D., Eckhoff, R.K. & Alfert, F. (1995). Auto-ignition of CH4/air, C3H8/air, CH4/C3H8/air and CH4/CO2/air using a 1-l ignition bomb. Journal of Hazardous Materials 40: 69-84. DOI
  • Kong, D. (1995). Estimation of flow parameters of turbulent fluctuations and vortex motions based on randomly sampled velocity data in near wake of circular cylinder in a steady flow. Optical Techniques in Fluid, Thermal, and Combustion Flow. SPIE 2546: 234-245. DOI
  • van Wingerden, K., Hansen, O.R. & Storvik, I.E. (1995). On the validation of a numerical tool used for explosion and dispersion predictions in the offshore industry. Loss Prevention in the Oil and Gas Industry, 15: 201-219.
  • van Wingerden, K., Hansen, O.R. & Teigland, R. (1995). Prediction of the strength of blast waves in the surroundings of vented offshore modules. ERA Technology Conference: Offshore Structures - Hazards, Safety and Engineering, 12-13 December, London, UK: 2.1.1-2.1.13.
  • van Wingerden, K., Pedersen, G.H. & Eckhoff, R.K. (1995). Violence of dust explosions in integrated systems. Process Safety Progress, 14 (2): 131-138. DOI
  • van Wingerden, K., Salvesen, H-C. & Perbal, R. (1995). Simulation of an accidental vapour cloud explosion. Process Safety Progress, 14 (3): 173-181. DOI
  • van Wingerden, K. & Wilkins, B.A. (1995). The influence of water sprays on gas explosions - Part 1: water-spray-generated turbulence. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 8 (2): 53-59. DOI
  • van Wingerden, K., Wilkins, B.A., Bakken, J. & Pedersen, G.H. (1995). The influence of water sprays on gas explosions - Part 2: mitigation. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 8 (2): 61-70. DOI
  • Van Wingerden, K. (1995). Vurdering av årsak og hendelsesforløp ved en støveksposjon 28. april 1995. Bergen, August 1995, CMR-95-F20055: 18 pp.

Selected publications from 1994

  • Eckhoff, R.K. (1994). Dust explosions in the Process Industries. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 1994: 599 pp.
  • Eckhoff, R.K. (1994). Dust explosion hazards in the ferro-alloys industry. Fifty-second Electric Furnace Conference, 13-16 November, 1994, Nashville, TN, USA: 283-302.
  • Eckhoff, R.K. (1994). Possible sources of ignition of potential explosive gas atmospheres on offshore process installations. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 7(4): 281-294. DOI
  • Eckhoff, R.K. (1994). Process safety - a persistent challenge to educators. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 7(4): 266. DOI
  • Eckhoff, R.K. (1994). New safety issues when moving from liquid fuels to natural gas. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 29: 304-306. DOI
  • van Wingerden, K. (1994). Course and strength of accidental explosions on offshore installations. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 7 (4): 295-304. DOI
  • van Wingerden, K. (1994). Water sprays for mitigation of gaseous explosions in offshore modules. Europex Newsletter, March 1994: 4-7.
  • van Wingerden, K., Pedersen, G.H. & Wilkins, B.A. (1994). Turbulent flame propagation in gas mixtures. Hazards XII Symposium of the Institution of Chemical Engineers in Manchester, UK. IChemE Symposium Series 134: 249-261. Available from IChemE

Selected publications from 1993

  • Eckhoff, R.K. (1993). Dust explosion research. State-of-the-art and outstanding problems. Journal of hazardous materials, 35: 103-117. DOI
  • Eckhoff, R.K. (1993). Influence of initial and explosion-induce turbulence on dust explosions in large vented silo cells. Safety Science, 16: 511-525.
  • Hjertager, B.H. (1993). Computer modelling of turbulent gas explosions on complex 2D and 3D geometries. Journal of hazardous materials, 34: 173-197. DOI
  • van Wingerden, K. (1993). Prediction of pressure and flame effects in the direct surroundings of installations protected by dust explosion venting. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 6 (4): 241-249. DOI
  • van Wingerden, K., Arntzen, B., Storvik, I., Teigland, R., Bakke, J.R., Sand, I.Ø. & Sørheim, H.R. (1993). FLACS-93: a new explosion simulator. ERA-Conference: Offshore Structural Design against Extreme Loads, 3-4 November, London, UK: 5.2.1-5.2.14.

Selected publications from 1992

  • Bakke, J.R. & van Wingerden, K. (1992). Guidance for designing offshore modules evolving from gas explosion research. Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Washington DC, 4-7 October 1992. SPE 24617: 1-8.
  • Echoff, R.K. (1992). Influence of initial and explosion-induce turbulence on dust explosions in closed and vented vessels. Research at CMI. Powder Technology, 71: 181-187.
  • van Wingerden, K. & Alfert, F. (1992). Dust explosion propagation in connected vessels. VDI Berichte, 975: 507-528.

Selected publications from 1991

  • Hjertager, B.H. & Bjørkhaug, M. (1991). Experimental investigation: effect of water sprays on gas explosions. Offshore Technology Report, OTH 90 316, Prepared by Christian Michelsen Institute for the Department of Energy, HMSO, London.
  • van der Wel, P., Lemkowitz, S., Scarlett, B. & van Wingerden, K. (1991). A study of particle factors affecting dust explosions. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, vol. 8, 90-94. DOI
  • van Wingerden, K., Visser, J. & Pasman, H. (1991). Combustion in obstructed diverging and non-diverging flow field. Combustion and reaction kinetics, Twenty-second International Annual Conference of ICT, Karlsruhe, Germany: 11 pp.

Selected publications from 1990

  • Bakke, J.R., Bjerketvedt, D. & Bjørkhaug, M. (1990). FLACS as a tool for safe design against accidental gas explosions. IChemE Conference ‘Piper Alpha - Lossons for Life Cycle Safety Management'. 26-27 September 1990, London: 12 pp.
  • Bjerketvedt, D., Bakke, J.R. & Bjørkhaug, M. (1990). Consequence analysis of gas explosion experiments and FLACS simulations. IBC Workshop ‘Risk Analysis in the Ofshore Industry', Aberdeen, 2-4 October 1990: 11 pp.
  • Eckhoff, R.K. (1990). Sizing of dust explosion vents in the process industries: advances made during the 1980s. Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 3: 268-279. DOI
  • Pedersen, G.H. (1990). Can medical sparks ignite gases? A study of mechanical sparks formation. CMI Report no. 90-F25040. April, 199071 pp.

 

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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

 

 

Website Privacy Policy / Statement

 

This privacy statement applies to the processing of personal data on the website of Gexcon.com and all associated micro-sites, referred to as the “Website” within this document.

 

Personal data - means any information relating to an individual who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, email address, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that individual.

 

Processing shall mean any operation which is performed on personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

 

 

 

Registration on the website

 

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.

 

 

Making Purchases/Online Course Registration

You will be asked to supply certain information applicable to your transaction, including, without limitation, credit card details, your name, address and other identifying information.

When you visit the Website for informational purpose we will automatically gather and store certain information (e.g. device type, the browser used, the date and time of visit, pages visited).

 

 

 

How we process your data

 

We will process personal data provided freely by you so you are able to communicate with us, place orders or access downloadable data. Such personal data may contain your name, e-mail address, contact details, company details, country, purpose of request and order information.

 

Gexcon collects and uses personal data only to provide you with the services requested, to administer your contact record, as means of identification and for communication purposes.

 

You can object to the use of your personal data for direct marketing by unsubscribing from emails received or via the ‘Unsubscribe’ link on our website or contacting us direct.

 

Your personal data will be retained for as long as there is a legitimate interest and for business purposes only.

 

 

Data collected from third party sources

We may also collect personal data from third parties such as your name and contact details at trade shows or industry specific events we participate in. This is to provide you with information on products and services which may be of interest to you.

 

 

 

Informational e-mails / Newsletters

 

You can subscribe to our informational e-mails or newsletters with your email address via our website. By providing such data you consent to receiving information and news on our latest products and services as well as general company news which we may feel beneficial to you. Your email address will be retained for as long as you are subscribed or are no longer the owner of the email address.

You can unsubscribe from this service at any time by opting-out via the link provided in each informational e-mail or via the ‘Unsubscribe’ link on our website.

 

 

 

Recipient of your personal data

 

Your personal data will be disclosed to the following parties:

 

Within the subsidiaries of Gexcon Group (Gexcon AS, Gexcon UK, Gexcon Aberdeen, Gexcon US, Gexcon India, Gexcon Indonesia and Gexcon Middle East) The transfer of such information is sometimes necessary for the performance of a project or contract or to persue the legitimate interests of the company.

 

Personal data may be transferred outside of the country in which it was originally collected and may have different data protection standards than your country of residence.  We will endeavour to take reasonable measures to keep up an adequate level of data protection also when sharing your personal data with such countries.

 

 

 

Third party recipients 

 

We engage with trusted third party companies and individuals who assist us in providing the services we offer through this website.

 

Our subcontractors will only use your personal data for the purpose of performing their contracted duties and will process your personal data only on our behalf and in compliance with our requests.

 

We may disclose your personal data if legally entitled or required to do so, for example if required by law or by a court order.

 

 

 

Retention periods

 

Within the principle of storage limitation, we will not keep personal data for longer than necessary.  We will strive to periodically review the data we hold.  You have the right to request erasure at any time.

 

 

 

How we use cookies

 

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. 


 

 

 

Google Analytics

 

This Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”).

 

It allows us to tracks visitors to our pages so we can measure and improve performance of our website.

 

 

 

Security

 

We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect personal data by regularly reviewing our information security policies and implementing new procedures if necessary..

 

 

 

Data subjects’ rights

 

Under the new General Data Protection Regulations, you have the rights to request the following information which must be provided without undue delay and at the latest within one month:-

 

• Request a copy of what personal data we hold about you.

• Request that the data we hold is updated, rectified or supplemented.

• Request restrictions of how we process your data

• Request for your data to be deleted

 

Further information on your rights can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

 

Should you be concerned about the use of your data or have any questions regarding our Privacy Statement, please contact us directly and we shall be more than happy to assist.

 

 

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