This is an agreement that details how you may use this site. Adams Design Group, Ltd. and Terry J. Adams, AIA own this Site and your participation in the use of this website is conditional on your acceptance of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement. You are deemed to have accepted this Agreement by using the website. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms in their entirety, you may not access or use this Site.
“Site” refers to the Company’s website, which can be accessed at www.adamsdesigngroup.com.
“Service” refers to the Company’s services accessed via the Site.
The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to the Company.
“You” refers to you, as a user of our Site or our Service.
ABOUT THE SITE
The Site allows you to research our architect and architecture services, view our resume and portfolio, purchase items in our online shop, contact us and get on our mailing list.
RULES FOR USER CONDUCT
This site is not directed to anyone under the age of 13 years old. You need to be at least 13 years old and a resident of the United States to register for use of this site. If you are under 18 years old you must first seek parental or guardian permission to visit and register for use of this site. If you are located outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not access or use the content on this site in any country or in any manner prohibited by applicable laws, rules or regulations.
If you are a visitor who signs up for our mailing list [or other service detailed here] you will input your name and email address to receive newsletters and contact from the Company. You may need to input other personal information depending on the type of service or product you use this site for, such as credit card information, address and phone number. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Personal Information. The Company will not be responsible for any liabilities, losses, or damages arising out of the unauthorized use of your name, email and other personal information.
Your permission to use the Site is conditioned upon the following use, posting and conduct restrictions:
You agree that you will not under any circumstances:
Access the Site for any reason other than your personal, non-commercial use
Collect or use any personal data of any user of the Site
Use the Site for the solicitation of business in the course of trade or in connection with a commercial enterprise
Distribute any part or parts of the Site without our explicit written permission (except for the operators of public search engines which we grant permission to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly-available searchable indices, but we retain the right to revoke this permission at any time on a general or specific basis)
Use the Site for any unlawful purpose or for the promotion of illegal activities
Harass, abuse or harm another person or group
Use another user’s personal information without permission
Provide false or inaccurate information when registering an account
Interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of this Website.
POSTING AND CONDUCT RESTRICTIONS
We grant you permission to use and access this Site, subject to the following express conditions. You agree that failure to adhere to any of these conditions constitutes a material breach of these Terms. You agree as follows:
You will not post information that is malicious, libelous, false or inaccurate
You will not post any information that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or racially, sexually, religiously, or otherwise objectionable and offensive
You retain all ownership rights in your User Content but when you upload or post User Content to the Site, you grant to the Site a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable license to use, reproduce, or distribute that Content
You will not submit content that is copyrighted or subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy, publicity, trade secret, or others, unless you are the owner of such rights or have the appropriate permission from their rightful owner to specifically submit such content; and
You hereby agree that we have the right to determine whether your User Content submissions are appropriate and comply with these Terms of Service, remove any and/or all of your submissions, and terminate your account with or without prior notice
You understand and agree that any liability, loss or damage that occurs as a result of the use of any User Content that you make available or access through your use of the Site is solely your responsibility. The Site is not responsible for any public display or misuse of your User Content
If you provide us any reviews or feedback about our website or any products, you grant us the right to use those reviews or feedback for the purpose of improving our website and programs without being obliged to pay you any compensation in respect of our use of that feedback.
We reserve all rights in and to our common law and registered trademarks, service marks, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights that may exist in our website including text, illustrations, photographs, video, music, sounds, layout, designs belonging to [company name ]or any of our other properties or to our licensors ("IP").
You may not use, copy, modify, adapt, reproduce, store, distribute, print, display, perform, or publish any of our Intellectual Property except as expressly provided in this Agreement or with prior written consent from us. In order to gain authorization to copy our material please email Terry Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Adams Design Group, 2243 Pepper Valley Drive, Geneva, IL 60134.
You are granted a non-transferable and revocable license to access this site in accordance with these terms. All content on this site, including text, graphics, logos, photographs, illustrations is the property of [company name] and is protected by our claimed copyright. You agree to abide by all copyright, and you shall not exploit, reverse engineer, copy, download, change, modify, publish, transmit, or in any way use the protected data contained on this site. The content found on this site is not for resale. Your use of this site does not allow you to make unauthorized use of our content. You will use our protected content solely for your own use and you will contact us for authorization for any other use to obtain written permission from the copyright owner.
EMAIL MAY NOT BE USED TO PROVIDE LEGAL NOTICE
Communications made through the Site’s email and messaging system will not constitute legal notice to the Site, the Service, or any of its officers, employees, agents or representatives in any situation where legal notice is required by contract or any law or regulation.
USER CONSENT TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATIONS IN ELECTRONIC FORM
You agree to receive email or other electronic communications from us including but not limited to newsletters, advertising, promotions, and other announcements and correspondence if you opted in to such email. If you purchase products that are sent via email, you agree that all electronically-sent products and other communications that we provide satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. We accept no responsibility for the accurate receipt of any such emails and you are responsible for ensuring that your email address is not blocked or faulty in any way.
If you unsubscribe from receiving our emails, you acknowledge and understand that you may no longer receive information or updates regarding this Site, Service or Special Offers, particularly related to any updates to the products you purchased.
We do not give any warranty or other assurance as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness or fitness for any particular purpose of the material appearing on [company name] beyond reasonable efforts to maintain the site. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we provide our website and related information and services on an "as is" basis without any warranties, representations, or guarantees of any kind (whether express, implied, statutory, or otherwise) including but not limited to warranties of non-infringement, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. We make no warranty or representation that access to or operation of this Site will be uninterrupted or error free. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your downloading and/or use of files, information, content or other material obtained from the site.
We make no guarantee of any kind regarding the potential profit or income that can be generated through our communications or your participation in the purchase of any of our products or services. Past results are not an indication or promise of your results. There is no guarantee you will profit using any of our materials or that your business will increase. Our products and blog resources are informational.
AFFILIATE AND ADVERTISING DISCLAIMER
We reserve the right to link to products or services for which Terry Adams earns a commission. We disclaim any liability that may occur from your clicking on and/or relying on any affiliate links or third party links contained in this site. We do not necessarily endorse or recommend any of the goods or services advertised on or through our website. If we publish advertisements it is merely because it's a product or service we may use that we find helpful. We make no representations or guarantees about those products or services. Our website provides links and pointers to Internet sites maintained by third parties. Such linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the contents (including the accuracy, legality or decency) of any linked site or any material contained in a linked site. We will not be liable for any damages or loss arising in any way out of or in connection with or incidental to any information or third party service provided by any third party.
Although we try to prevent the introduction of viruses or other malicious code to our websites, we do not guarantee or warrant that our website, or any data available therein, does not contain malicious code. We will not be liable for any damages or harm attributable to malicious code. You are responsible for ensuring that the process you employ for accessing our websites does not expose your computer system to the risk of interference or damage from malicious code or virus.
Although we try to protect the security of your contact information, you acknowledge the risk of unauthorized access to (or alteration of) your transmissions or data or of the information contained on your computer system or on our websites. We do not accept responsibility or liability of any nature for any losses you may sustain as a result of such unauthorized access or alteration. All information transmitted to or from you is transmitted at your own risk, and you assume all responsibility and risks arising in relation to your use of this website and the Internet. We do not accept responsibility for any interference or damage to your own computer system which may arise in connection with your accessing of our websites or any outbound hyperlinks.
Your use of our website and content is voluntary. You shall indemnify us and our affiliates, distributors, licensors, and agents and all of our and their directors, employees, and agents against, holding all harmless from any and all lawsuits, claims, expenses (including reasonable legal fees), settlements, damages, judgments and the like arising from your use of our websites and content or your failure to maintain the confidentiality or security of your password or access rights.
You agree to defend and hold harmless Adams Design Group, its officers, agents, directors, employees and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses, including attorney fees and costs, relating to or arising out of your use of, or inability to use, this site or services, any user postings, or your violation of the Terms, your violation of the rights of a Third Party, or your violation of any laws, rules or regulations.
You agree that any cause of action related to or arising out of your relationship with the Company must commence within ONE year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
If a dispute is not resolved first by good-faith negotiation between the parties to this Agreement, the parties agree that any dispute shall be submitted to an Alternative Dispute Resolution Process of Mediation or Arbitration. If the parties cannot agree on the type of ADR proceeding then Arbitration shall occur within ninety (90) days from the date of the initial arbitration demand and shall take place in [your city of choice]. The Parties shall cooperate in exchanging and expediting discovery as part of the arbitration process and shall cooperate with each other to ensure that the arbitration process is completed within the 90 days period. The written decision of the arbitrators should also address the payment of Attorney fees and costs, and will be absolutely binding and conclusive.