Terms of Service
Mud City Consulting LLC
Welcome to mudcity.io (the ‘Site’), which is owned and operated by Mud City Consulting LLC, an Illinois limited liability company (the “Company”).
We reserve the right to change this User Agreement from time to time without notice by posting an updated copy of this User Agreement to the Site. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this User Agreement periodically to familiarize yourself with any modifications. Your continued use of this site after such modifications will constitute acknowledgment and agreement of the modified terms and conditions.
I. Responsible Use and Conduct
By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide for you, either directly or indirectly (hereafter referred to as ‘Resources’), you agree to use these Resources only for the purposes intended as permitted by (a) the terms of this User Agreement, and (b) applicable laws, regulations and generally accepted online practices or guidelines.
Wherein, you understand that:
In order to access our Resources, you may be required to provide certain information about yourself (such as identification, contact details, etc.) as part of the registration process (the ‘Registration Information’), or as part of your ability to use the Resources. You agree that any information you provide will always be accurate, correct, and up to date.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any login information associated with any account you use to access our Resources. Accordingly, you are responsible for all activities that occur under your account/s.
Accessing (or attempting to access) any of our Resources by any means other than through the means we provide, is strictly prohibited. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of our Resources through any automated, unethical or unconventional means.
Engaging in any activity that disrupts or interferes with our Resources, including the servers and/or networks to which our Resources are located or connected, is strictly prohibited.
Attempting to copy, duplicate, reproduce, sell, trade, or resell our Resources is strictly prohibited.
You are solely responsible any consequences, losses, or damages that we may directly or indirectly incur or suffer due to any unauthorized activities conducted by you, as explained above, and may incur criminal or civil liability.
We may provide various open communication tools on our website, such as blog comments, blog posts, public chat, forums, message boards, newsgroups, product ratings and reviews, various social media services, etc. You understand that generally we do not pre-screen or monitor content posted by users of these various communication tools, which means that if you choose to use these tools to submit any type of content to our website, then it is your personal responsibility to use these tools in a responsible and ethical manner. By posting information or otherwise using any open communication tools as mentioned, you agree that you will not upload, post, share, or otherwise distribute any content that:
Is illegal, threatening, defamatory, abusive, harassing, degrading, intimidating, fraudulent, deceptive, invasive, racist, or contains any type of suggestive, inappropriate, or explicit language;
Infringes on any trademark, patent, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party;
Contains any type of unauthorized or unsolicited advertising;
Impersonates any person or entity, including any Company employees or representatives.
Impersonates any person or entity, including any Company employees or representatives.
We have the right at our sole discretion to remove any content that we feel in our judgment does not comply with this User Agreement, along with any content that we feel is otherwise offensive, harmful, objectionable, inaccurate, or violates any third-party copyrights or trademarks. We are not responsible for any delay or failure in removing such content. If you post content that we choose to remove, you hereby consent to such removal, and consent to waive any claim against us.
II. Termination of Use
Generally. You agree that we may, at our sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to all or part of the Site or the Resources with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of this User Agreement, and nonpayment of any fees. Any suspected illegal, fraudulent or abusive activity may be grounds for terminating your relationship and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Upon suspension or termination, your right to use the Resources we provide will immediately cease, and we reserve the right to remove or delete any information that you may have on file with us, including any Registration Information.
Data Retention. The Company has adopted certain practices and procedures with respect to data collected and retained by the Company in connection with the provision of the services to Clients, and records related thereto, including Registration Information (the ‘Data’) to ensure (i) the Data is adequately protected and maintained, (ii) that Data no longer needed by the Company or which is of no value is discarded at the proper time, and (iii) that Data belonging to Clients are safely and properly retained as needed and, when appropriate, returned or destroyed.
Document Destruction. Upon the termination of your access to all or part of the Site or the Resources pursuant to Section 2.01, the Company may, in its discretion, retain Data for up to ninety (90) days, at which time the Data will be (i) archived or (ii) deleted, in the Company’s sole discretion. If the Company elects to delete the data will take reasonable efforts delete, remove, or otherwise destroy any such Data in its possession.
Litigation Hold. In the event the Company is served with any subpoena or request for documents or becomes aware of a governmental investigation or audit concerning the Company or a client thereof, or the commencement of any litigation against or concerning the Company or a client thereof, any further disposal of documents shall be suspended until shall time as the Company, with the advice of counsel, determines otherwise. The Company shall take such steps as is necessary to promptly inform all staff of any suspension in the further disposal of documents.
IV. Limitation of Liability.
As-Is. By using our website, you understand and agree that all Resources we provide are “as is” and “as available”. Company makes no representations or warranties that:
a) the use of our Resources will meet your needs or requirements;
b) the use of our Resources will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or free from errors;
c) the information obtained by using our Resources will be accurate or reliable; and
d) any defects in the operation or functionality of any Resources we provide will be repaired or corrected.
Furthermore, you understand and agree that (i) any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of our Resources is done at your own discretion and risk, and that you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer or other devices for any loss of data that may result from the download of such content, and (ii) no information or advice, whether expressed, implied, oral or written, obtained by you from the Company or through any Resources we provide shall create any warranty, guarantee, or conditions of any kind, except for those expressly outlined in this User Agreement.
Warranties. UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSED, THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Limitation of Liability. You expressly understand and agree that any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of products and/or the Resources. The Company will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, or exemplary loss or damages which may be incurred by you as a result of using our Resources, or as a result of any changes, data loss or corruption, cancellation, loss of access, or downtime to the full extent that applicable limitation of liability laws apply.
Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, release, and hold harmless the Company and its parent company and affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, donors, agents, and licensors from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this User Agreement or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this User Agreement. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
Third Party Content. This User Agreement does not apply to the websites or services of any other person or entity. We may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other worldwide websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse (and are not responsible or liable for) any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that, under no circumstances, will we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, advertisements, products or other resources available on any other website (regardless of whether we directly or indirectly link to such content, advertisements, products or other resources). You should direct any concerns with respect to any other website to that website’s administrator or webmaster.
V. Intellectual Property
All content and materials available on the Site, including but not limited to text, graphics, website name, code, images and logos are the intellectual property of the Company, and are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. Any inappropriate use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of any content on this site is strictly prohibited, unless specifically authorized by the Company.
VI. Dispute Resolution
Arbitration. Any disagreement or dispute regarding or arising out of this Agreement, except a threat to or breach of Section 5 hereof (which threat or breach shall be subject to remedies at law or at equity in a court of competent jurisdiction, including but not limited to injunctive relief) shall be subject the following dispute resolution process. In the event of such a disagreement or dispute, the Parties shall first attempt to negotiate directly, in good faith, a resolution. Should the Parties not achieve resolution by such means, the Parties shall submit to third-party mediation by a reputable mediation service, or, if the Parties are unable to agree upon a mediator, by a mediator selected by the American Arbitration Association. If such mediation fails, the Parties may invoke arbitration. Such arbitration shall be held in Cook County, Illinois and shall be conducted by an arbitrator agreed to by the Parties, or, if the Parties are unable to agree upon an arbitrator, by an arbitrator provided by the American Arbitration Association. Company may require that such an arbitrator sign a certification stating that said arbitrator is not acquainted with either of the Parties or either of the Parties’ counsel.
Attorney’s Fees. In the event the Company brings any action at law or at equity for the enforcement of any rights hereunder or in connection with any claim, controversy, or dispute arising from or in connection with this Agreement, the Company shall be entitled to collect from the Client, in addition to any damages, all costs, fees, and expenses incurred in such dispute, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees.
Waiver of Jury Trial. EACH PARTY WAIVES ITS RESPECTIVE RIGHTS TO A TRIAL BY JURY OF ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION BASED UPON OR ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREBY IN ANY ACTION, PROCEEDING OR OTHER LITIGATION OF ANY TYPE BROUGHT BY ANY PARTY AGAINST THE OTHER PARTY OR ANY AFFILIATE OF SUCH OTHER PARTY, WHETHER WITH RESPECT TO CONTRACT CLAIMS, TORT CLAIMS OR OTHERWISE. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT ANY SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE TRIED BY A COURT TRIAL WITHOUT A JURY. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE PARTIES FURTHER AGREE THAT THEIR RESPECTIVE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY IS WAIVED BY OPERATION OF THIS SECTION AS TO ANY ACTION, COUNTERCLAIM OR OTHER PROCEEDING WHICH SEEKS, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, TO CHALLENGE THE VALIDITY OR ENFORCEABILITY OF THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY PROVISION HEREOF. THIS WAIVER SHALL APPLY TO ANY SUBSEQUENT AMENDMENTS, RENEWALS, SUPPLEMENTS OR MODIFICATIONS TO THIS AGREEMENT. EACH PARTY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT IT HAS RECEIVED THE ADVICE OF COMPETENT COUNSEL.
VII. Miscellaneous Provisions.
Governing Law. This Agreement and any claim or controversy arising hereunder or in connection herewith shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the domestic laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Illinois or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois.
Jurisdiction and Venue. You irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any State or Federal court sitting in Cook County, Illinois (collectively, the “Designated Courts”), for the purposes of any suit, legal action, dispute or other proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement and the transactions contemplated hereby, and to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts for the enforcement of any judgment obtained thereunder. You hereby waive objection to the personal jurisdiction of the Designated Courts. You further agree that service of any process, summons, notice or other document by U.S. registered mail to the address provided to us in connection with the Registration Information shall be effective service of process for any action, suit or proceeding in the Courts with respect to any matters to which you have submitted to jurisdiction as set forth above. You irrevocably and unconditionally waive any objection to the laying of venue of any dispute, action, suit or proceeding arising out of this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby in the Designated Courts, and hereby further irrevocably and unconditionally waive and agree not to plead or claim in any such Designated Court that any such dispute, action, suit or proceeding brought in any such Court has been brought in an inconvenient forum or venue.
Severability. If any provision of this User Agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Amendments. This User Agreement may be modified only by our posting of changes to this User Agreement on the Site, or by written agreement of both parties. Each time you access the Site, you will be deemed to have accepted any such changes.
Assignment. We may assign our rights and obligations under this User Agreement. This User Agreement will inure to the benefit of our successors, assigns and licensees.
Waiver. The failure of either party to insist upon or enforce the strict performance of the other party with respect to any provision of this User Agreement, or to exercise any right under this User Agreement, will not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of such party’s right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance; rather, the same will be and remain in full force and effect.
Business Days. If any time period for giving notice or taking action hereunder expires on a day which is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday in Chicago, Illinois, the time period shall automatically be extended to the business day immediately following such Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday.
Construction. In the event an ambiguity or question of intent or interpretation arises, this User Agreement shall be construed as if drafted jointly by the Parties and no presumption or burden of proof shall arise favoring or disfavoring any Party by virtue of the authorship of any of the provisions of this Agreement. Any reference to any law shall be deemed also to refer to all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, unless the context requires otherwise. The word “including” shall mean including without limitation. Pronouns shall be deemed to refer to the masculine, feminine, and neutral and to the singular or plural as context requires. The section headings are included for convenience purposes only and shall not affect the meaning or construction of the substantive provisions hereof. The Recitals are incorporated into this Agreement by reference as if fully set forth herein. Each of the Company and you are referred to as a “Party” and together, the “Parties”.
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