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1. GENERAL RULES.
1.1. This Agreement is between Client (as defined below) and Portfolio Media, Inc. (“Portfolio Media”), publisher of Law360. This Agreement contains the terms and conditions for, and governs Client’s purchase and ongoing use of, certain of the news, media, data and related subscription services offered by Portfolio Media and subscribed to by Client (the “Services”), as indicated on Client’s Subscription Order Form (the “Subscription Form”) the terms of which are hereby fully incorporated herein and made a part hereof. By subscribing to or using the Services, Client agrees to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, as it now exists and as may hereafter be amended. Without limiting the foregoing, the terms of this Agreement shall also govern, to the extent applicable, the use of any free daily e-mail newsletters signed up for, or subscribed to, by any Client, Authorized User or any free trial participant.
1.2. “Client” shall mean the individual or entity indicated on the Subscription Form on behalf of itself and all Authorized Users as such term is defined below. Client and Portfolio Media are sometimes referred to herein collectively as the “Parties” or individually as a “Party.” Without limiting the foregoing, the term “Client” shall also, as context requires, apply to any person that is accessing the publicly-available portions of the website or the Events Website (as defined below).
1.3. By accessing or using the Services, Client represents that Client is authorized to access and/or use the Services, and that the only individuals within Client’s organization accessing the Services are authorized and permitted to do so (each an "Authorized User"). Client and each Authorized User agrees to abide and be bound by all of the terms and conditions herein.
1.4. Client may not access or otherwise use the Services if Client is identified on, and Client may not provide access to the Services to any individuals identified on, (1) OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals (“SDN List”), (2) the UK’s HM Treasury’s Consolidated List of Sanctions Targets, (3) the EU’s Consolidated List of Persons, Groups, and Entities Subject to EU Financial Sanctions, (4) any other applicable sanctions lists, or (5) any person 50 percent or more owned, directly or indirectly, individually or in the aggregate by a person(s) identified in (1) through (4).
2. LAW360 CONTENT.
2.1. Scope of Services. The Services within the scope of this Agreement include only access to those Services indicated on the “Service Plan(s)” section of the Subscription Form and are provided subject to the terms of this Agreement. Certain other Law360 products and services may not be within the scope of this Agreement and may be governed by separate agreements and terms of service.
2.2. Scope of Use. The Services and their contents are intended for Client’s personal, internal business, noncommercial, informational and/or educational use and may not be used for any other purposes, including Mass Distribution (as defined below).
2.3. Property of Portfolio Media. Except as explicitly provided in this Agreement, nothing herein shall be construed as granting or conferring on Client or any Authorized User any license or right, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, under any law (whether common law or statutory), rule or regulation, including, without limitation, those related to copyright or other intellectual property rights. Client acknowledges and agrees that title, ownership and all rights (including intellectual property rights) in and to the content of, and materials published on, the Services are and shall remain the property of Portfolio Media (or such other third party that may have granted Portfolio Media rights in such content).
2.4. Trademarks; Copyrights; Other Intellectual Property.
2.4.1. Law360 is a registered trademark of Portfolio Media. All of Portfolio Media’s trademarks, service marks, and trade names, and the goodwill associated therewith shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Portfolio Media and, except as otherwise explicitly provided in this Agreement, may not be used, by Client without the express prior written consent of Portfolio Media.
2.4.2. All Services published and distributed by Portfolio Media are protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. and international copyright laws. Except as explicitly provided in this Agreement or with the express prior written consent of Portfolio Media (which may be granted or withheld in Portfolio Media’s sole and absolute discretion), Client may not modify, publish, republish, transmit, retransmit, reproduce, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit or otherwise use, any of the content of the Services, including any images contained in the content of the Services (which, for the avoidance of doubt, may not be downloaded as stand-alone files), software or other computer-readable or computer-executable code, in whole or in part (collectively, the “Use Restrictions”). To the extent any action or usage constituting a violation of the Use Restrictions is otherwise explicitly permitted or authorized pursuant to this Agreement, such authorization is not intended to and shall not vest in Client any ownership interests or other rights of any kind beyond those expressly granted herein. Unauthorized use of the Services, including usage of the Services in violation of the Use Restrictions, shall be a material breach of this Agreement and may subject Client to legal action. Client agrees to abide by any and all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any content accessed via the Services.
2.4.3. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (‘DMCA’) Notice. 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 a Client or Authorized User has a good faith belief that materials hosted by the Portfolio Media infringe their copyright, they (or their agent) may send Portfolio Media 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 being infringed upon; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed upon (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 Portfolio Media to locate the material on the site; (d) the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail 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. If a Client or Authorized User believes in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against them, the DMCA permits such person to send Portfolio Media a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.copyright.gov for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Website should be sent to Portfolio Media, Inc., Attn: General Counsel, 111 West 19th Street, 5th floor, New York, NY 10011, (tel) (646) 783-7100, (fax) (646) 783-7161. Portfolio Media suggests that users consult their legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA. It is Portfolio Media’s policy to terminate relationships regarding content with third parties who repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others.
2.5. Guest Columns and User-Generated Content. Certain aspects of the Services may include access to guest columns or other user-generated content, including, without limitation, the “Expert Analysis” sections on the website (collectively, “User Content”). Client understands and agrees that User Content may include information, views, opinions, and recommendations of third parties unrelated to, and unaffiliated with, Portfolio Media and that such User Content is provided without any endorsement, recommendation or representation or warranty from or by Portfolio Media and is made available solely for educational and/or informational, noncommercial purposes. Without limiting the foregoing, Portfolio Media is not responsible for the accuracy or legitimacy of such User Content and shall have no liability whatsoever to Client with respect thereto. Client shall be responsible for, and shall hold Portfolio Media harmless from, any use of User Content. Client further agrees that it shall be Client’s sole responsibility to verify and/or confirm any information contained in the User Content prior to relying on it, in connection with which Client assumes all risk. Portfolio Media reserves the right to remove or modify User Content without notice to Client.
2.6. User Comments. The Services may be presented in such a way as to permit visitors to the website or users of the Services, who may be unaffiliated with Portfolio Media, to post or publish comments (“Comments”) with respect to certain published content. Client understands and agrees that with respect to any Comments, Portfolio Media and the Services act merely as a passive conduit for any and all communication and/or distribution of information, and Portfolio Media does not control the Comments. Portfolio Media cannot and will not evaluate, and shall not be responsible for, the accuracy, reliability, completeness, veracity or suitability of any Comments or for verifying the identity of anyone posting a Comment. While Portfolio Media will endeavor to monitor Comments on the Services and flag and/or remove Comments which Portfolio Media finds unsuitable (as determined in its sole and absolute discretion) Portfolio Media shall be under no obligation to do so and shall have no liability to any party for failure to monitor or remove any Comments or User Content. Prior to being granted access to post Comments, individuals may be required to input or provide certain data or information, including (without limitation) their name and/or email address which may be displayed in connection with their Comment; Portfolio Media reserves the right to impose any additional restrictions or requirements with respect to Comments in its sole discretion.
2.7. Third-Party Websites. Certain aspects of, or links contained on, the Services may link to websites or services operated by parties other than, and unaffiliated with, Portfolio Media. Such links are provided for Client’s convenience only. Portfolio Media does not control such third-party websites and is not responsible for any content thereon, including with respect to any comments posted on such third-party websites. Portfolio Media’s inclusion of links to such third-party websites does not amount to or imply any endorsement or warranty of the material on such sites or any association with their owners or operators. Client agrees that Portfolio Media is not responsible for any such third-party websites and services or any content thereon and agrees to hold Portfolio Media harmless from any and all claims or liability arising from Client’s use of such third-party websites or services. Any concerns or questions related to third-party websites should be directed to the webmaster or other appropriate contact person for such third party.
3. SUBSCRIPTION AND PAYMENT TERMS; TERMINATION.
3.1. Subscription Form. The terms and conditions of this Agreement are expressly incorporated into and made a part of each of Client’s Subscription Form(s) which set forth payment terms, the Subscription Fee and a description of the Services to which Client has subscribed. Client hereby agrees to pay the Subscription Fee for the Services as invoiced after receipt by Portfolio Media of a signed Subscription Form, failure of which shall be a breach of this Agreement that may result in suspension or termination of Client’s access to Services. The Subscription Fee is non-refundable.
3.1.1. Purchase Orders. If Client issues a purchase order or other similar document relating to payment for Client’s subscription to the Services, Client agrees that such purchase order or other similar document, and any terms related to registration on Client’s procurement site for purposes thereof, shall be for Client’s internal purposes, (i.e., administrative convenience) only and shall not modify or affect any of the terms or conditions of the Agreement between Client and Portfolio Media relating to the Services.
3.2. Breach. Client’s breach of any obligations under this Agreement may result in immediate termination of this Agreement and immediate suspension or termination of Client’s access to the Services; provided that with respect to any non-monetary, curable breach, Portfolio Media will use commercially reasonable efforts to notify Client of, and grant Client the opportunity to cure such breach, although it shall be under no obligation to do so. In the event of such breach, Client shall remain liable for, and Portfolio Media shall not be obligated to refund or credit, any fees incurred for the full contract term as set forth in the Subscription Form. Without limiting the foregoing, Client acknowledges and agrees that any action in violation of the Use Restrictions shall be an incurable breach of this Agreement.
3.3. Limited Rights after Termination. In the event of termination of this Agreement for any reason other than a violation of the Use Restrictions, Client may retain for its personal, noncommercial use, any materials or content of the Services that have already been delivered; provided, however, that Client agrees to be bound by the restrictions on distribution and dissemination of the content of the Services provided herein (including, without limitation, the Use Restrictions) even after termination of the term set forth in the Subscription Form. In the event of a termination resulting from a breach of the Use Restrictions, Client shall promptly return to Portfolio Media, or destroy (and provide Portfolio Media with a certification of destruction in compliance with this Section 3.3 by an officer or authorized person of Client) any and all materials or content of the Services in Client’s possession or control within thirty (30) days of such breach.
3.4. Rights Regarding Section Reorganization and Website Reconfiguration. Client agrees and acknowledges that Portfolio Media reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to amend, alter, reorganize, reconfigure or otherwise change the interface, sections (and names of sections) and banners of legal news and data on the site (any such change, a “Section Reorganization”), provided that any such Section Reorganization shall not materially degrade the Client’s access to information or services that are substantially similar to the Services for which Client subscribed pursuant to the Subscription Form.
4. ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES.
4.1. Limited Right to Use, Save, and Distribute.
4.1.1. Except as provided herein, Client shall not use, save or distribute the content of the Services without the express prior written consent of Portfolio Media.
4.1.2. Client agrees not to grant access to the Services to any person other than an Authorized User and to safeguard and, to the extent provided, maintain the confidentiality of its username and password. Client is responsible for ensuring compliance with the foregoing by each Authorized User in Client’s organization. Client shall have a limited right to save the content of the Services for its personal, internal business or other noncommercial use. Client shall have, subject to Section 4.1.3. (Mass Distribution) , a limited right to distribute the content of the Services to business associates, clients, and prospective clients or their respective representatives, agents, or assigns provided that Client has a reasonable basis to believe that such selective distribution may be useful or helpful to the recipient for a particular purpose. The foregoing limited right to distribute is limited to personal communications to clients, such as email or letters, and does not include the right to engage in any Mass Distribution (as defined below). Any other distribution of the content of the Services is prohibited without the express prior written consent of Portfolio Media.
4.1.3. Mass Distribution. Client shall not engage in any Mass Distribution (as defined below) without the express prior written consent of Portfolio Media. Without limitation to any and all other remedies available to Portfolio Media (which are hereby expressly reserved), unauthorized Mass Distribution by Client shall be immediate grounds for suspension of Client’s account and/or termination of Client’s access to the Services. As used herein, ‘Mass Distribution’ means (i) the use, publication or inclusion of any content or materials (in whole or in part) obtained through use of the Services in (x) any press releases, blog postings, newsletters, articles, bulletin boards, or any other publicly accessible publications or (y) any communication by any Authorized User of Client (including, without limitation, via email or facsimile) containing specific content of the Services that is addressed to more than ten (10) individuals that are not Authorized Users (e.g., the simultaneous transmission of any article or other content of the Services to more than 10 recipients by any one Authorized User); (ii) setting up, creating, configuring or automating any email (or other) alert functionality of the Services on behalf of any non-Authorized User or utilizing email auto-forwarding or any similar email filter or functionality to distribute the content of any Services (including alerts) to any non-Authorized User, (iii) utilizing, configuring or distributing any of the content (in whole or in part) of the Services for marketing and/or promotional purposes or otherwise establishing or allowing establishment of the Services as a service bureau for any third party or non-Authorized User (iv) otherwise using or configuring the Services in any manner that (x) replicates, or seeks to replicate, in whole or in part, the Services on behalf of or for the benefit of any non-Authorized User or (y) undermines the ability of Portfolio Media, as determined in its sole and absolute discretion, to market or sell any of its services, including the Services, to any third party. Without limiting the foregoing, if Client, or any Authorized User of Client, desires to transmit a particular item or story contained in the Services to more than ten (10) individuals outside of Client’s organization, Client must purchase a Law360 Reprint Package. More information about Law360 Reprint Packages can be found here.
4.1.4. Any content otherwise permitted to be distributed pursuant to Section 4.1 must not be altered, abbreviated, or edited in any fashion without the prior express written consent of Portfolio Media; provided that, subject to the restrictions on Mass Distribution contained herein, Client shall have the limited right to use or excerpt brief quotations from such content so long as all such content is properly attributed to Portfolio Media and any other copyright owner identified in the content. All content of the Services permitted to be distributed by this Agreement must be clearly marked as originating from Portfolio Media and must preserve all original copyright and other notices contained thereon. Any copyright notice appended by Client to distributed content of the Services should be in a form substantially similar to the following: “Copyright [Current Year] Portfolio Media, Inc. Content may not be shared, reproduced, modified, published, distributed, or otherwise recreated in any fashion without the express prior written consent of Portfolio Media, Inc. For inquiries about this article, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.”
4.1.5. The provisions of Section 4.1 shall survive the termination, cancellation, or expiration of the term set forth in the Subscription Form.
4.2. Unlawful Use Prohibited. Client agrees not to use the Services for any unlawful purpose. Portfolio Media reserves the right to terminate Client’s access to the Services if Client’s use of the Services violates or, in Portfolio Media’s sole and absolute discretion, is likely to violate, any laws, regulations, or rulings, infringes upon another person’s rights, or violates the terms of this Agreement.
4.3. Sole Responsibility. Client shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, proprietary rights, or any other claims, damages or liability arising from or in connection with Client’s distribution or dissemination of any portion or content of the Services and agrees to hold harmless and indemnify Portfolio Media with respect thereto.
4.4. Technical Requirements. Client acknowledges and agrees that all features and content of the Services are subject to availability of a suitable or adequate internet connection, valid email account, computer equipment, and sufficiently available bandwidth at the time of Client’s attempted use or access. Client shall be solely responsible for procuring the necessary computer equipment and internet connection required for accessing and using the Services. Client shall hold Portfolio Media harmless from any failure or inability to access the Services resulting from Client’s failure to procure any such necessary equipment or services.
4.5. Publication Holidays. Client acknowledges and agrees that Portfolio Media may, in its sole discretion, opt to not publish or otherwise make available the Services, either in whole or in part, on any United States holiday or on any court holiday. Portfolio Media may, in its sole discretion, determine to change, add, or remove publication holidays hereunder.
4.6. Downtime; Service Outages or Unavailability. Client agrees and acknowledges that the Services may be interrupted or unavailable during Downtime (as defined below). Portfolio Media shall use commercially reasonable efforts to restore Services after any interruption caused by Downtime. Portfolio Media shall not be liable for, and Client agrees to hold Portfolio Media harmless from, any service interruption or unavailability of the Services as a result of Downtime, events beyond the reasonable control of Portfolio Media (including any Force Majeure Event), anticipated or scheduled maintenance of the Services or website, the publication holidays identified in Section 4.5 above or otherwise. Without limiting the foregoing, Portfolio Media shall not be responsible for (i) delivering or otherwise providing access to any Services that were published during Downtime or otherwise retroactively restoring, or reimbursing Client for, any content published during such Downtime (whether or not such content is subsequently available on the Services after such Downtime) or (ii) any interruption to the Services caused by Client or Client’s service provider(s) or other vendor(s) providing services to Client, for which Client assumes all liability and responsibility. For purposes of this Agreement, “Downtime” shall mean a malfunction in a core component of the Services, the loss of a material function of the Services, or any other action that prevents Client’s access to or use of the Services, which malfunction or loss was caused solely by a failure of the Services or Portfolio Media’s computer or server equipment controlling the same.
5. REGISTRATION, SECURITY, AND PRIVACY.
5.1. As part of the registration process, Client will be required to provide Portfolio Media with certain registration information, all of which must be accurate and updated, and which may include, without limitation, an authorized contact person’s name; business address; business phone number; facsimile number; e-mail address; etc.
5.3. Client hereby agrees to maintain as confidential and not disclose any username or password to any person not within the scope of Client’s subscription for Services, subject to the terms of this Agreement and as indicated on Client’s Subscription Form. Portfolio Media may change Client’s password at any time, provided that Portfolio Media shall provide Client with written notice of such change prior to, or as soon as reasonably practicable after, such change.
5.4. Client agrees and acknowledges that under certain circumstances, Portfolio Media may store Client’s IP address(es) or other information transmitted by Client’s computer(s) or network as are reasonably necessary for Portfolio Media to identify Client and provide access to Services.
5.5. Client assumes full and total responsibility for all usage or activity on Client’s account, including use of Client’s account by any third party, whether or not authorized by Client, and agrees to indemnify and hold Portfolio Media harmless from any claims arising from or as a result of such usage. Client shall immediately notify Portfolio Media of any known or suspected unauthorized use of Client’s account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of Client’s account information and agrees to fully cooperate with Portfolio Media in good faith and as reasonably required to remedy such security breach.
6. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
6.1. Client agrees that it shall take any other means reasonably necessary to ensure compliance with this Agreement by any and all employees or authorized users of the Services.
6.2. CLIENT AGREES THAT THE USE OF AND ACCESS TO THE SERVICES IS STRICTLY ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND PORTFOLIO MEDIA SPECIFICALLY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, WITH RESPECT TO THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE, THE CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, OR THE SERVICES. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND IS IMPLIED REGARDING REIMBURSEMENT FOR LOSSES OF INCOME DUE TO DISRUPTION OF SERVICE BY PORTFOLIO MEDIA. PORTFOLIO MEDIA MAKES EVERY REASONABLE EFFORT TO ASSURE THAT ALL INFORMATION PUBLISHED BY IT IS CORRECT; HOWEVER, PORTFOLIO MEDIA DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR ERRORS IN THE SERVICES. AS A SUBSCRIBER, CLIENT ASSUMES THE RISK OF POSSIBLE ERRORS CONTAINED IN THE SERVICES. CLIENT AGREES TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY ANY INFORMATION IT INTENDS TO RELY UPON, AND, IF REASONABLY NECESSARY, CLIENT SHOULD SEEK THE ASSISTANCE OF AN ATTORNEY IN DOING SO. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT, THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILTIY AND IN NO EVENT SHALL PORTFOLIO MEDIA AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SHAREHOLDERS, MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, LICENSORS, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS (“THE PORTFOLIO MEDIA PARTIES”) BE LIABLE, JOINTLY OR SEVERALLY, TO CLIENT OR ANY OTHER PERSON AS A RESULT OF CLIENT’S ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, AND LOST REVENUES, OR OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS (COLLECTIVELY, THE "EXCLUDED DAMAGES"), WHETHER OR NOT CHARACTERIZED IN NEGLIGENCE, TORT, CONTRACT, OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF ANY OF THE PORTFOLIO MEDIA PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF OR COULD HAVE FORESEEN ANY OF THE EXCLUDED DAMAGES, AND IRRESPECTIVE OF ANY FAILURE OF AN ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF A LIMITED REMEDY. IF ANY APPLICABLE AUTHORITY HOLDS ANY PORTION OF THIS SECTION TO BE UNENFORCEABLE, THEN THE PORTFOLIO MEDIA PARTIES’ LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST POSSIBLE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL PORTFOLIO MEDIA BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS, COST, EXPENSE, OR DAMAGE WHATSOEVER TO CLIENT OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN AN AMOUNT EXCEEDING THE SUM OF THE SUBSCRIPTION FEES ACTUALLY PAID UNDER THIS AGREEMENT DURING THE TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE DATE ON WHICH PORTFOLIO MEDIA IS NOTIFIED OF SUCH CLAIM IN WRITING.
6.3. Indemnification. Client agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Portfolio Media and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors and suppliers from and against all claims, actions, proceedings, damages, losses, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising or resulting from: (i) the use of or reliance on any information, material, or content of the Services by Client or any third party to whom Client has provided such information, material, or content, regardless of whether or not such information, material or content contained any errors or omissions and whether or not Portfolio Media was aware or should have been aware of any such errors or omissions; (ii) Client’s violation or breach of this Agreement; (iii) Client’s negligent acts or omissions or willful misconduct; or (iv) any allegation that Client’s use of or access to the Services infringes upon the patent, trademark, copyright, trade name, trade secret, or other proprietary rights of any third party. Client’s duty to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Portfolio Media under this Agreement shall survive the termination, cancellation, or expiration of the term set forth in the Subscription Form.
7.1. No Legal Advice. None of the Services provided by Portfolio Media are, nor are intended to be, legal, accounting or other professional advice or a substitute for advice of an attorney, accountant or any other professional. Client agrees and acknowledges that the content of the Services is intended only as news and general legal information and is not intended to be, and should not be relied upon as, legal advice. Portfolio Media shall not be liable, and shall be held harmless, for any errors or omissions in the Services, and Client assumes all risks and liabilities in relying on the Services, contributing to a third party’s reliance on the Services, or inducing a third party to rely upon the Services. All content of the Services should be independently verified by Client. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, Client will obtain the services of a competent, professional person, and will not rely on information provided on the Services as a substitute for such advice or assistance. No attorney-client relationship exists or shall be deemed to exist between Client (or any Authorized User) and Portfolio Media.
7.2. Governing Law and Venue. This Agreement shall be governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflicts of law principles. Any action or proceeding between Client and Portfolio Media relating to or arising out of this Agreement or use of the Services shall be commenced and maintained exclusively in the state or federal courts in the State of New York, and Client hereby consents to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of any state or federal court in the State of New York.
7.3. Waiver of Jury Trial. THE PARTIES HERETO, ON BEHALF OF THEMSELVES AND THEIR HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, AGREE THAT ANY SUIT, ACTION, DISPUTE OR PROCEEDING, WHETHER BY CLAIM OR COUNTERCLAIM, BROUGHT OR INSTITUTED BY OR AGAINST ANY PARTY HERETO OR ANY HEIR, EXECUTOR, ADMINISTRATOR, SUCCESSOR OR ASSIGN OF ANY PARTY HERETO, ARISING OUT OF, CONCERNING OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE USE OF THE SERVICES, OR ANY FACTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH THIS AGREEMENT OR SERVICES IS INVOLVED IN ANY WAY, SHALL BE TRIED WITHOUT A JURY. EACH PARTY HEREBY KNOWINGLY, EXPRESSLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVES ITS RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL IN ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION, DISPUTE OR PROCEEDING, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
7.4. No Third Party Beneficiaries. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure solely to the benefit of the Parties and their respective permitted successors or assigns. Nothing herein, express or implied, is intended to or shall confer upon any other person or entity any legal or equitable right, benefit, or remedy of any nature whatsoever.
7.5. No Assignment. Neither party may assign this Agreement, in whole or in part, without the other party’s prior written consent; provided, however, that either party may assign this Agreement to a successor in interest in the event of a reorganization, merger, consolidation or sale of all or substantially all of its assets or stock. Any assignment in violation of this section is null and void, ab initio.
7.6. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is declared void or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction in a final, non-appealable order or judgment, then all remaining provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the Parties.
7.7. Waiver; Remedies Cumulative. The rights and remedies of the Parties are cumulative and not alternative. Neither any failure nor any delay by Portfolio Media in exercising any right, power, or privilege under this Agreement or any of the documents referred to in this Agreement will operate as a waiver of such right, power, or privilege or any future exercise thereof, and no single or partial exercise of any such right, power, or privilege will preclude any other or further exercise of such right, power or privilege, or the exercise (or future exercise) of any other right, power, or privilege.
7.8. Headings. Headings or titles to sections or subsections in this Agreement are for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement or any part hereof.
7.9. Compliance with Laws. Client shall ensure that any activities undertaken by Client (or by any Authorized User) pursuant to this Agreement and any use of or access to the Services shall comply with all laws, rules, and regulations of the United States and other applicable jurisdictions, as such may be amended and in effect from time to time. Without limiting the foregoing, Client recognizes the global nature of the Internet, and further agrees to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, Client agrees to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which Client may reside or access the Services.
7.10. Notices. Subject to Section 7.11, all notices, consents, communications, and transmittals under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed received on the day of delivery if delivered by hand, by nationally recognized overnight courier or delivery service, or by facsimile (with written confirmation of the completed transmittal); or within three (3) business days if mailed by United States mail as certified or registered mail with return receipt, postage prepaid, addressed to the party to whom such notice is given at the address of such party stated in the Subscription Form.
7.11. Consent to Communication. Client agrees that Portfolio Media reserves the right to send electronic or paper mail to Client for the purpose of informing Client of changes or additions to the Services or this Agreement. Client further agrees that from time to time Portfolio Media may contact Client via electronic or paper mail for the purpose of soliciting feedback or participation in user surveys relating to the Services. Any information obtained from Client will not be shared with any third parties except in aggregate form, in which case Client will not be identified in any manner as a respondent. Client shall have no obligation to participate in or respond to any such survey.
7.12. Force Majeure. Except for any payment obligations, neither Party will be liable to the other for failure to fulfill obligations hereunder if such failure is due to causes beyond its control, including, without limitation, acts of God, earthquake, explosion, fire, flood, unusually severe or abnormal weather, embargo, catastrophe, sabotage, utility or transmission failures, strikes, lockouts or other labor difficulties, governmental actions, prohibitions or regulations, voluntary or involuntary compliance with any law or request of any governmental authority, national emergencies, insurrections, riots, wars or other civil disturbances, acts of terrorism, viruses or network outages, which did not result from the acts or omissions of such Party, its employees or agents (“Force Majeure Event”). The time for any performance required hereunder will be extended by the delay incurred as a result of such Force Majeure Event.
7.13. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, together, if applicable, with Client’s Subscription Form, constitutes the entire agreement between the Parties with respect to its subject matter and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings of the Parties, whether written or oral. There are no representations, promises, warranties, covenants, or undertakings other than those contained in this Agreement or the Subscription Form.