Terms of Use

 

IMPORTANT: Please review the following terms and conditions carefully. These Terms of Use are a legally binding contract pertaining to your access and use of the services offered by, and all products, information, content, media, printed materials and "online" or other electronic documentation accessible from, www.definedterm.com or any sub-domains thereof (collectively, the "Sites").

The Sites are offered to you free of charge on the express condition that you accept, without modification, and abide by these Terms of Use. Your access and use of the Sites is conditioned upon your continued compliance with these Terms of Use. Please read these Terms of Use carefully, as your use of the Sites constitutes your acceptance of these Terms of Use. We reserve the right to change the Terms of Use at any time by providing you with reasonable notice.

Disclaimer

You acknowledge that the information and materials on the Sites are provided "as is" for general information only and without warranties of any kind. The information and materials on the Sites are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice on any matter. We assume no responsibility for the accuracy or timeliness of any information provided herein or linked to on the Sites.  We do not recommend, endorse or make any warranties or representations of any kind with regard to the information or materials provided on the Sites or by the companies or organizations linked or referred to in the Sites.

You acknowledge that under no circumstances are we providing legal advice or representation through the Sites, and that nothing on the Sites is intended as a substitute for legal advice from an attorney.

Restrictions on Use of Materials

Without our consent, no material from the Sites may be copied, reproduced, displayed, republished, downloaded, posted, digitized, translated, modified, transmitted, distributed or commercially exploited in any way. Any unauthorized use of materials contained on the Sites may violate copyright, trademark and other laws. We retain all rights not expressly granted, and nothing in these Terms of Use constitutes a waiver of any rights under copyright laws or any other federal, state or local law, regulation, ordinance or treaty. Nothing in these Terms of Use should be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right under or to any intellectual property right, including without limitation, any patent, trademark, service mark or copyright.

Links To Other Sites

The Sites may provide links to other Internet sites or resources. The information provided to you in such links are provided solely for your information and entertainment. The results are not guaranteed to be accurate and are in no way endorsed, offered or guaranteed. If you choose to click on the links to any third-party websites or otherwise engage in any correspondence or business dealings with or other purchase of products or services from links to any third-party websites on the Sites, you do so on your own initiative and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any loss or damages of any sort incurred as a result of any such dealings or as a result of the advertisement of or links to such third-party websites in conjunction with the Sites.

General Indemnification

You agree that you will hold us harmless from all claims arising out of or related to your access or use of, or your inability to access or use, the Sites or other sites to which they are linked. If your use of materials from the Sites results in the need for servicing, repair of equipment or data, you will assume any costs thereof.

Limitation of Liability

In no event and under no circumstances shall we or the contributors of information to the Sites or our advertisers, licensors or authorized representatives be liable to you or any third party for special, incidental, punitive or consequential damages (including without limitation any loss of profits, lost savings, or loss of data) arising out of your (or any authorized user's) or any unrelated party's use or inability to use the Sites, or your (or any authorized user's) or any unrelated party's reliance or use of information, products or services provided on or through the Internet, or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletions of files or other data loss, errors, defects, delays in operation, service or transmission or any failure of performance of the Sites, even if we, or any of our authorized representatives, have been advised of the possibility of such damage and even if the remedies stated in these Terms of Use fail of their essential purpose.

Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SITES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL SERVICES AND CONTENT) ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU. There is no warranty, representation or guarantee that the Sites will continuously operate or be error free or that any problems will be corrected, or that any information, software or other material accessible from the Sites is free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other harmful components. Further, we do not warrant, guarantee, or make any representations regarding the use of, or the results of the use of the Sites either in terms of its compatibility with hardware or other software, its reliability, currentness, or otherwise; and you rely on the Sites solely at your own risk. ANY AND ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS OF THE PRODUCT FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, QUALITY, COURSE OF DEALINGS, USAGE OF TRADE, INACCURACY IN CONTENT CAUSED BY OUR FAILURE TO PERFORM WITH REASONABLE CARE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.

THE SITES ARE MANAGED IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION THAT IT OPERATES (OR IS LEGALLY PERMITTED TO OPERATE) IN ALL GEOGRAPHIC AREAS. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION THAT THE SITES, SERVICES OR INFORMATION FOUND THROUGH THE SITES OR SERVICES IS APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN ALL GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS, AND ACCESSING THE SITES FROM TERRITORIES WHERE THE CONTENT OF THE SITES IS ILLEGAL IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. IF YOU VIEW THE SITES AND/OR ACCESS THE SERVICES FROM ANY COUNTRY OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE DOING SO ON YOUR OWN INITIATIVE AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS.

Website Services

Services. We may offer from time to time certain services or features on the Sites (including without limitation, message boards, blogs, chatrooms, public forums, shopping carts and tutorials) (collectively, the "Services"). The following terms under these Terms of Use pertain to your ability to use the Services. We will permit your use of the Services free of charge on the express condition that you accept, without modification, and abide by these Terms of Use.

Account Set Up. Browsing of the Sites public pages is provided free of charge to any person. However, access to the Services and certain features of the Sites will require an account to be first established and activated for you. You may sign up for an account by accessing the Sites and following the directions for setting up an account. When you register for an account, you will be asked to create a unique user name, a password and to provide a valid email address for your account. You will be asked whether you have read these Terms of Use and agree to abide by its terms. You may be asked specific questions if you are seeking to use certain features of the Sites, and your answers to those questions will determine whether or not you are eligible to register for those features. If you agree and you answer all of the questions posed for each feature and otherwise are eligible, your account may be activated. If you do not agree or otherwise do not answer all of the questions or otherwise are not eligible, your account will not be activated. We reserve the right to decline to activate an account for any person for any reason.

Password Protection. You must have a password to access the Services online via your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and protecting against unauthorized use of your password. You also are responsible for all activities that occur under your password and user name or your account made by you or others.

Account Requirements. In consideration of your use of the Sites and the Services, you agree to: (i) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our account activation form; and (ii) maintain and promptly update such account information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such account information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Sites or the Services or any portion thereof.

Age Requirement. You may only establish an account if you are 13 years of age or older.  

Message Boards & Other Public Forums. As part of your account, you may participate in certain message boards, blogs, chatrooms, instant messaging and other public forums. Your participation is voluntary; however by choosing to post or send a message or blog or otherwise participate in any public forum, you acknowledge and agree that any information or content provided by you may be viewed by the general public and will not be treated as private or confidential. You further agree that we may use the posted content in any manner that it deems necessary or appropriate. We reserve the right to edit or abridge content for any reason and to edit, refuse to post or remove any content submitted by you or others. We cannot and do not guarantee that it will post every content submitted or that such content will not be offensive, defamatory, or objectionable. Although we reserve the right to remove without notice any posting for any reason, we have no obligation to delete content that you personally may find objectionable or offensive. We do not control in real time the information posted via the Services and as such does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such information. In addition to other disclaimers found in these Terms of Use, We do not endorse or make any warranties or representations with regard to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness or any content posted on any Site public forum.

Posted Content. You may post messages, text, photos, testimonials or other content on the Site. Any content submitted will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, and you authorize us and our affiliates and licensees, without compensation to you or others, to copy, reproduce, incorporate, distribute, publicly display or otherwise use such information throughout the world in any format or media (whether now know or hereafter created) for the duration of any copyright or other rights in such content, and such permission may not be revoked for any reason. To the extent permitted under applicable law, you waive and release and covenant not to assert any moral rights that you may have in any content posted by you. By posting such content on the Sites, you represent that you own or have the right to use and permit us to use such content in the manner stated above.

Availability of Service. We reserve the right to establish general practices and limits concerning the Services and user accounts at any time (and may modify such practices and limits at its sole discretion), including without limitation the maximum number of days that your or any third-party's information, pictures, content or email will be retained and the maximum amount of disk space that will be allotted on our servers on your behalf. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that we shall have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to deliver or store any information, pictures, content or email provided by or stored by you on any public forum, regardless of whether such deletion or failure was due to the established practices or limits of the Services or as a result of our error, intentional misconduct, or negligence. You acknowledge that we reserve the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time and reserve the right at any time, and from time to time, to modify or discontinue, either temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.

Services Indemnification. IN ADDITION TO THE GENERAL INDEMNIFICATION PROVIDED UNDER THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU WILL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD US AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY LAWSUIT, CLAIM, DAMAGE, LIABILITY, OR EXPENSE (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES) INCURRED BY US AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS PERTAINING TO OUR USE OF THE INFORMATION AND CONTENT PROVIDED BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, YOUR FAILURE TO ABIDE BY THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY (SET FORTH BELOW), YOUR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY PATENT, COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT OR RIGHT OF PUBLICITY OR PRIVACY OF ANY THIRD PARTY THAT RELATES TO ANY INFORMATION, IMAGE, VOICE, NAME OR CONTENT PROVIDED BY YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, EVEN IF ANY SUCH CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LIABILITY OR EXPENSE ARE BASED IN WHOLE OR IN PART ON OUR OWN NEGLIGENCE. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR AGGREGATE AND COMPLETE LIABILITY TO YOU AND ANY THIRD PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH ANY AND ALL OF ITS SERVICES PROVIDED VIA THE SITES, HOWEVER ARISING, EXCEED A MAXIMUM OF $100.00.

Acceptable Use Policy for Services & Sites

You will not, and will not allow or authorize others to, use the Services or the Sites to take any actions that: (i) infringe on any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including those regarding export control); (iii) are defamatory, trade libelous, threatening, harassing, invasive of privacy, stalking, harassment, abusive, tortuous conduct, hateful, discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, sex or disability, pornographic or obscene; (iv) interfere with or disrupt any services or equipment with the intent of causing an excessive or disproportionate load on our or our licensors or suppliers' infrastructure; (v) involve knowingly distributing viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or other similar harmful or deleterious programming routines; (vi) involve the preparation and/or distribution of "junk mail", "spam", "chain letters", "pyramid schemes" or other deceptive on-line marketing practices or any unsolicited bulk email or unsolicited commercial email or otherwise in a manner that violate the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM Act of 2003); (vii) would encourage conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international laws or regulations; (viii) involve the unauthorized entry to any machine accessible via the Services or interference with the Sites or any servers or networks connected to the Sites or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Sites, or attempt to breach the security of or disrupt Internet communications on the Sites (including without limitation accessing data to which you are not the intended recipient or logging into a server or account for which you are not expressly authorized); (ix) impersonate any person or entity, including, without limitation, one of our or other's officers or employees, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (x) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any information transmitted through the Sites; (xi) collect or store personal data about other account users or attempt to gain access to other account users' accounts or otherwise mine information about other account users or the Sites; (xii) execute any form of network monitoring or run a network analyzer or packet sniffer or other technology to intercept, decode, mine or display any packets used to communicate between the Sites' servers or any data not intended for you; (xiii) attempt to circumvent authentication or security of any content, host, network or account ("cracking") on or from the Sites; or (xiv) are contrary to our public image, goodwill or reputation.

In addition you will not, and will not assist, enable or permit others to, directly or indirectly (i) modify, enhance, alter, or prepare derivative works based on any of our or our licensors or supplier's content, software or infrastructure, (ii) decompile, decode, unlock, attempt to discover the source code of, or otherwise reverse engineer, any of our or our licensors or supplier's software or infrastructure, or (iii) sublicense, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, or convey any rights under these Terms of Use to any third party, or otherwise commercially exploit or profit from the information or content of the Sites (or any part or portion thereof).

IMPROPER USE OF THE SITES WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF YOUR ACCOUNT ACCESS AND MAY RESULT IN CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LIABILITIES.

Term & Termination

These Terms of Use are effective from the date that you first access the Sites or on the date that you activate your account for the Services, whichever is earlier, and continues in effect until terminated or amended in accordance with these Terms of Use.

We may terminate your access to the Sites or the Services at any time for any reason. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to: (i) breaches or violations of these Terms of Use; (ii) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies; (iii) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions); (iv) discontinuance or material modification to the Services (or any part thereof); (v) unexpected technical or security issues or problems; (vi) extended periods of inactivity; (vii) fraudulent or illegal activities performed by or on behalf of you in connection with the Services or the Sites; (viii) discontinuance of the Services as a whole; (ix) a statement by you that you no longer agree to these Terms of Use, or a statement by you otherwise requesting termination of your access to the Services; and/or (x) any other reason reasonably considered to be in our best interest.

Your access to the Sites or the Services also will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with any term or provision of these Terms of Use. You agree that any termination of your account and/or your access to the Sites or the Services may be effected without prior notice and you acknowledge and agree that we may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information, files or content in your account and/or bar any access to such information or content by you or others. We shall not be obligated to return or provide copies of any information, files or content in your account to you upon deactivation.

You may deactivate your account at any time. In order for us to deactivate your account, you must provide us with written notice. You acknowledge that our entire liability and your exclusive remedy under these Terms of Use for any dispute with us shall be your right to terminate your account in accordance with this section.

You further agree that we shall not be liable to any third-party for any termination or deactivation of your access to your account or the Sites.

Upon termination, we will have no further obligation or responsibility to you with respect to the Services terminated, and you will have no further obligation or responsibility with respect to the Services terminated or the Sites; provided, however, the foregoing statement does not apply to any liability, responsibility, or obligation of either party existing or arising prior to the effective date of termination. Your obligations under these Terms of Use, which by their nature are intended to survive termination (such as indemnification) shall survive the termination of your access to the Sites or the Services.

Deactivation of the Sites

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Sites, or any part or portion thereof, with or without notice to you. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Sites, or any part or portion thereof. Nothing in these Terms of Use shall be construed to obligate us to maintain and support the Sites, or any part or portion thereof, during the term of these Terms of Use.

Notice of Claims of Intellectual Property Violations 

The content of the Sites may include pictures, information, testimonials, letters, marks, slogans and other content uploaded or provided by third parties or otherwise received from third parties. We do not permit the use of content on the Sites that infringes on the copyright or trademarks or rights of publicity of others, and will remove any such content that violates the copyright or trademarks or other rights of others if properly notified of such violation in accordance with the procedure set forth in these Terms of Use. If you believe that any of the content on the Sites infringes your copyright or trademark rights or your rights of publicity, please provide us with the following information:

  • A name and signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  • Identification of the copyrighted work or mark or publicity right claimed to have been infringed, or, if you believe that multiple works, marks or publicity rights have been infringed on the Sites, a representative list of such works, marks or publicity rights.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material.
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Our agent for the notice of any claim of infringement of any copyright or trademark or right of publicity is its legal counsel, who can be reached by email at legal@definedterm.com or at: 

Defined Term
Attention: Legal
4441 Buena Vista Street
Dallas, Texas USA 75205

Please provide all of the information requested above. No specific form is required to provide notifications of possible infringement. However, it will take us longer to process your notice if any of this information is not provided, and in some cases, we may not be able to process your notice.

COPPA

We do not knowingly solicit data from children or knowingly market to children. We are concerned about the safety of children and their use of the Internet. Therefore, in accordance with the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, it does not knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. In the event that we receive actual knowledge that we have collected such personal information without the requisite and verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from the Sites as quickly as is reasonably practical.

Privacy

We understand that many visitors to the Sites may be concerned about the information that they may provide or that may be generated from their use of the Sites and how we may use such information. Protecting privacy is an important priority to us. Our Privacy Policy governs the collection, use, retention and disclosure of personal information gathered from the Sites and you can view our Privacy Policy.

Equitable Remedies

You agree that, if the terms of these Terms of Use are not specifically enforced, we will be irreparably damaged, and therefore you agree that we shall be entitled, without bond, other security or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect any breach(es), in addition to any other available remedies.

Governing Law; Venue; Statute of Limitations

These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the State of Texas, U.S.A., excluding any conflict of laws, rules or similar principals, and the applicable laws, regulations and treaties of the United States of America. Any action arising out of any dispute with respect to this Agreement shall only be brought in the state or federal courts located in Dallas County, Texas. You agree that the statute of limitations for any claim against us shall be brought within one year from when the claim arose, and any claims not brought within such period of time shall be deemed waived.

Miscellaneous

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, then that provision shall be fully severable from these Terms of Use and shall not effect the legality, validity, or enforceability of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use.

Failure by us to enforce any particular term of these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any of our rights hereunder.

These Terms of Use have been written in the English language and the English language shall control. These Terms of Use, which are in English, shall be interpreted in accordance with the commonly understood meaning of the words and phrases in the United States of America. You waive any right that you may have under local law to receive these Terms of Use in any language other than English.

These Terms of Use (and each supplemental agreement referenced in or referencing these Terms of Use found on the Sites) constitutes the entire agreement with respect to the Sites and the Services.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding these Terms of Use, you may write to us by email at legal@definedterm.com or to: 

Defined Term
Attention: Legal
4441 Buena Vista Street
Dallas, Texas USA 75205

 

 

Privacy Policy

We are committed to responsible information handling practices. You can visit most pages on the Sites without giving us any information about yourself, but sometimes we need information to provide information or services that you request. This Privacy Policy explains data collection and use in those situations. By visiting the Sites, you consent to the information practices described in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy applies to the Sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to other sites that may be accessible through the Sites. The Sites contain links to other sites that are operated by third parties. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those other sites to learn how they collect and use information about you.

In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. We reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on the Sites. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

What type of information do we collect and how is the information used?

While you are visiting the Sites, we may collect two types of information about users: "Personal Information" (such as name, email address, mailing address, phone, credit card or debit card, personal preferences and other account-related information) and "Aggregate Information" (such as information about how many users log on to the Sites on a daily basis).

Personal Information is collected online when you voluntarily submit non-public personal information on the Sites by requesting information, purchasing our products, signing up for an account or other Services, receiving electronic notices or other similar communications and other similar activities.

Aggregate Information is non-personally identifiable/anonymous information about you, such as pages most frequently accessed by you, time spent on a page or area of the Sites, the number of visits to the Sites by you, types of browser used by you, cookie preferences or search terms entered by you. Aggregate Information is used in a collective manner, and no single person can be identified by that compiled information (for example, the number of people who logged into the Sites in a particular day). Aggregate Information does not personally identify a specific user.

Personal Information That You Provide to Us

We may obtain Personal Information about you only if you elect to give us that information.

We may request Personal Information, such as your user name or password, whenever you login to your account and may in limited circumstances ask you to provide credit card information and other personal information. We reserve the right to request any additional information necessary to establish and maintain your account. Generally, our uses of Personal Information collected online include, without limitation, responding to your inquiries or providing information, such as sending marketing communications and newsletters.

We will retain your Personal Information for fulfillment of the intended purposes for which such Personal Information is collected.

Personal Information shall not include any personal information posted or sent by or to you in any public forum on the Sites. Participation in these public forums and our promotional initiatives requires the public release and dissemination of such information, and thus we cannot commit to treating such information confidentially in the same manner that other personal information will be treated under this Privacy Policy. Participation in these programs is voluntary and thus your consent to certain terms is required before participation is allowed. You should exercise caution when disclosing personal information in these areas.

Aggregate Information Collected Automatically 

When you visit the Sites, we automatically collect Aggregate Information about your visit. We can tell the type of computer, browser, and web service that you are using. We also know the date, time, and pages that you visit. Collecting this information helps us design the Sites to enhance your experience while on our Sites.

We also may use Aggregate Information for internal purposes, such as tracking demographic data and providing targeted content to make the Sites more useful to our visitors. The gathering of this Aggregate Information may be accomplished by the use of cookies or web beacons. In particular, we will collect an IP Address from all visitors to the Sites. An IP Address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We may share Aggregate Information with its content providers, sponsors, service providers or other third parties. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Sites, analyze trends, track users' movement on the Sites, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the Sites, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses, however, are not linked to Personal Information. We also may use an unique assigned number located with the Sites' URL to determine the web site from which you navigated to get to the Sites. While this number may not be apparent to you, it does not contain your Personal Information.

Do we use cookies, other technologies or third parties to indirectly collect information on the Sites?

The Sites may use cookies to enhance your experience while using the Sites. Cookies are pieces of information that some web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many web sites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular web site and to make sure you do not see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Sites will not function properly when you view them.

The Sites also may use other technologies to track the specific pages viewed by visitors on the Sites or to target specific content that might be of interest to you. These technologies help us to understand how visitors use the Sites. However, you will have the option to opt out (or opt on if applicable law requires) of receiving such targeted content on those pages of our Sites where this technology is used.

Do we share the information that I have provided or that has been collected?

We may need to share Personal Information with third parties in limited circumstances. For example, we may release Personal Information to third parties to perform services such as advising you of our upcoming events, products, promotional opportunities or processing credit card payments or hosting the Sites (and/or features available on the Sites). From time to time, we may be required to provide Personal Information or Aggregate Information in response to a valid court order, subpoena, government investigation, or as otherwise required by law, or if we reasonably believe that you have committed unlawful acts or acts that may endanger the health or safety of another user or the general public. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we, in good faith, believe to be unlawful. We may release certain personal information when we believe that such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of others and ourselves.

We also reserve the right to share, assign or transfer your Personal information to any of our affiliates or any successor in interest to our organization by merger, reorganization, or operation of law.

Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when information about you might go to third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

Do I have choices regarding how my Personal Information is used?

If your Personal Information is currently being used by us or our affiliates to send you marketing communications, you can opt out at any time. All marketing e-mail communications from us will tell you how to stop receiving them.  You may also opt out of receiving marketing communications by sending a request to privacymanager@definedterm.com or to: 

Defined Term
Attention: Privacy Manager
4441 Buena Vista Street
Dallas, Texas USA 75205

We have made available the public forums on the Sites so that you may have an opportunity to interact with other Site visitors in order to share knowledge and news. Since participation in such forums is voluntary, you control what personal information may be disclosed to others. In order to avoid your email address or other personal information from being gathered and used by others for unsolicited, inappropriate or harmful purposes, we advise that you should be cautious about posting your email address or phone number or other personal information to newsgroups, blogs, message boards, or other public forums. In addition, access to Personal Information contained in your account is protected by use of a password so keep your password private and secure.

How can I update or change my Personal Information?

We want your account (including without limitation, your Personal Information and preferences) to be accurate and complete. To update or change your Personal Information, visit our user login page and log on to your own account. You can update your Personal Information after logging in to your account. You also can send your updated Personal Information by mail (or a written request for a hard-copy of your Personal Information in your account) to:

Defined Term
Attention: Privacy Manager
4441 Buena Vista Street
Dallas, Texas USA 75205

How do you secure my Personal Information?

We maintain commercially reasonable safeguards to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of the Personal Information provided by you. Such security safeguards are intended to be appropriate to the sensitivity of the Personal Information collected.

Do you collect Personal Information from children?

Since the Sites are not designed specifically for children, we does not intentionally collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected Personal Information from a person under the age of 13, we will automatically delete it.

If I give you the name and email address of my family or friends, how is that information used?

If you elect to use any features of the Sites to inform a friend about the Sites or otherwise communicate, we may ask for your friend's name and email address. The Sites may automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Sites or otherwise provide the information requested by you. We will store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. Your friend may contact us to request the removal of this information from our databases.

Whom can I contact if I have questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy?

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy or if you have a claim concerning our compliance with this Privacy Policy, you can e-mail our Privacy Manager at privacymanager@definedterm.com. Please provide a description of your claims or questions in sufficient detail so as to permit our Privacy Manager to investigate your claims or questions fully and contact you. It is our intent to make available to you through our Privacy Manager specific information about this Privacy Policy and our management of your Personal Information as may be required by applicable law.

Will this Privacy Policy change?

Since the Sites will continue to implement new technologies and improve the services and features, this Privacy Policy is subject to change. If there are changes or additions to this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes here or in other formats that we deem acceptable, so that you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it and what choices you have.

What constitutes my acceptance of this Privacy Policy? 

By using the Sites, you expressly consent to the use and disclosure of information as described in this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Sites after the effective date of any modification to the Privacy Policy will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms. You agree to review the Privacy Policy each time you use the Sites so that you are aware of such modifications.

Where can I get more information about the Privacy Policy?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at privacymanager@definedterm.com or at: 

Defined Term
Attention: Privacy Manager
4441 Buena Vista Street
Dallas, Texas USA 75205