Terms of use

Acceptance of Terms of Use

These “Terms of Use” apply to all persons who use or visit the ZBE web site. By accessing and the ZBE web site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use both now and in the future. If you are not willing to be bound by these Terms of Use, do not use this web site. Additional terms and conditions are applicable to specific areas and content of this Site. Those postings and these Terms of Use govern your use of those areas, content or transactions. This framework is noted as “the Agreement”.

ZBE reserves the right to change or revise the Terms of Use at any time in its sole discretion. You should visit this page periodically to become familiar with any such revisions.

Compliance with Laws

In using or accessing the ZBE web site, you agree to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Materials appearing on this Web site are subject to the export control laws and regulations of the United States and may also be subject to the laws of the country in which you reside. ZBE specifically prohibits access to the materials on this web site from locations where it is illegal to obtain such access. A user in one of those countries accesses the web site at their own risk.

This web site is controlled and operated by ZBE from its offices within the United States.

Password Security

If you register as a user of the ZBE web site or its Service Portal, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your member identification and password information, and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your member identification and password.

Rights to Materials Provided on the ZBE Web Site

All materials appearing on the ZBE web site are protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States Copyright Law and international treaties. All material appearing on this Web site is copyrighted by ZBE or the original creator of the material. ZBE or the original creator reserve all rights to the materials. No right, title or interest in any content is transferred to you by using the site, downloading content or otherwise. Except as expressly authorized by this Agreement, you may not use, alter, copy, distribute, transmit, or derive another work from any content obtained from the ZBE web site, except as expressly permitted by the Terms of Use. Also, you may not create derivative works of any materials without written permission.

Trademarks

You are prohibited from using any of the marks or logos appearing throughout the ZBE web site without permission from the trademark owner, except as permitted by applicable law.

You may not use the ZBE logo or name or any ZBE trademark as a "hot" link unless you have obtained written permission from ZBE before creating the link.

Links to Third-Party Web Sites

Links on the ZBE web site to third party web sites or information are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the ZBE web site. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by ZBE of the third party, the third-party web site, or the information contained therein. Should you use any of those sites, you will be subject to the terms of use and privacy policy applicable to those web sites  ZBE is not responsible for the availability of any such web sites; nor is it responsible or liable for any such web site or the content thereon.

Availability of Products and Services

The ZBE web site may contain information regarding products or services which are not available in your country. ZBE distributors, in your region, can provide you with information regarding which products and services are available in your country.

Content Notice and Disclaimer of Warranties

The materials on this web site are provided "as is" and without warranty of any kind whatsoever, whether express, implied or statutory (including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement as well as any which arise from a course of dealing, course of performance, usage or trade practice). ZBE specifically disclaims all such warranties to the fullest extent permitted by law. ZBE does not warrant or represent that the materials on this web site are accurate or reliable or that the materials are free from errors or viruses. ZBE assumes no responsibility for and disclaims all liability for any errors or omissions in the materials appearing on the web site. or in materials which are referred to within the web site, or other web sites which are linked to this web site (including any results arising from the use of this site). ZBE shall have the right to change this web site or any products or services referred to in it at any time without notice.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall ZBE be liable for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or incidental damages of any kind, including but not limited to, loss of data or profit, loss of business opportunity or loss of potential savings, arising out of the use, the inability to use, or reliance upon any materials appearing on its web site. This limitation of liability applies regardless of whether the action is based on contract or tort, including negligence and strict liability. This web site may refer to non-ZBE products or services. Any such references are for information purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of such products or services.

Downloading Files

ZBE cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Web site will be free of infection by software viruses or other harmful computer code, files or programs.

Software

Any software available for download via the web site is the copyrighted work of ZBE. Use of such software is governed by the terms of the ZBE Software License Aagreement that accompanies or is included with the software. Downloading, installing, and/or using any such software indicates your acceptance of the terms of the license agreement.

User Conduct

You agree to use the ZBE web site only for lawful purposes. You agree not to take any action that might compromise the security of the web site, render the site inaccessible to others or otherwise cause damage to the web site or its content. You agree not to add to, subtract from, or otherwise modify the content, or to attempt to access any content that is not intended for you. You agree not to use the ZBE web site in any manner that might interfere with the rights of third parties.

Indemnification

You understand and agree that you are personally responsible for your behavior on the web site. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless ZBE, its business partners, employees, and agents against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from or arising out of your use, misuse, or inability to use the site, the Service Portal, or the web site content, or any violation by you of this Agreement.

User Feedback

Any feedback, ideas or other information that you provide will be considered as          non-confidential and non-proprietary. ZBE will have no obligation to protect any such input. ZBE may use it for any purpose including the development, manufacture and marketing of products or services.

Unsolicited Ideas

Please do not send unsolicited ideas to ZBE.  They automatically become the property of ZBE without any compensation to you. The firm will have no obligation to return your idea to you or respond to you in any way. They will have no obligation to keep your idea confidential. ZBE may use your idea for any purpose including giving your idea to others.

Prohibited Uses

You are prohibited from transmitting, uploading, or posting to or from the ZBE web site any information or material that is obscene, pornographic, profane, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, or otherwise illegal or any other material that may cause any civil liability. You are prohibited from transmitting, uploading or posting any material that contains any virus or similar device.

Availability of Products and Services

The ZBE web site may contain information regarding products or services which are not available in your country. A ZBE sales distributor, in your region, can provide you with information regarding which products and services are available in your country.

Privacy Policy

Information provided to ZBE through its web will be handled in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

Use of Secure Areas of the ZBE Web Site

Certain portions of the ZBE web site be accessible only through the use of passwords or other security devices. Only authorized users may access or use those elements of the web site. Use of such portions of the ZBE web site by unauthorized persons, or unauthorized use by authorized users, shall constitute a material violation of these Terms and may constitute a crime.

Software License Terms

If you download any software from the Site, the software will be governed by the terms of the ZBE Software License Agreement.

Remedies

If you violate these Terms of Use, ZBE shall have the right to seek all legal and equitable remedies available to it.

Applicable Law

This ZBE web site is maintained from Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A. Any claim relating to, and the use of, ZBE web site and the materials contained herein shall be governed by the laws of the state of California, USA.  All actions or proceedings arising in connection with this Agreement shall be tried and litigated only in the state and federal courts located in (or, in the case of Federal Courts, nearest to) to the county of Santa Barbara, California.

Complete Agreement

These Terms of Use and the terms of any documents linked to herein constitute the entire agreement between the parties and supersede all prior discussions, statements, agreements, negotiations or otherwise regarding the subject matters addressed herein.

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