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Terms of use


Terms of use

This website ("Web Site") is offered to you by Bridge Systems Besloten Vennootschap, Van Vollenhovenstraat 56 B, 3016 BK, Rotterdam, The Netherlands ("Bridge Systems").

The following Terms of Use govern your access and use of this Web Site.  Also, specific terms and conditions may apply to specific content, data, materials, or information contained on or available through this Web Site (the "Content") and to specific content, data, materials, or information you may upload, submit and/or publish to the Web Site (“User Content”) or transactions concluded through this Web Site.  Such specific terms may be in addition to these Terms of Use or, where and then only to the extent expressly specified, may supersede these Terms of Use.

1.  Acceptance of Terms of Use

By accessing or using this Web Site you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use and all terms and conditions contained or referenced herein or any additional terms and conditions set forth on this Web Site. If you do NOT agree to all of these terms, you should NOT access or use this Web Site.

2.  Modification of Terms

These Terms of Use may be amended by Bridge Systems at any time.  Such amended Terms of Use shall be effective upon posting.  By continuing to access or use the Web Site after such posting, you will be deemed to have accepted such amendments.  You are advised to regularly review any applicable terms and conditions.  Other Bridge Systems web sites may have their own terms of use which apply to such web sites.

Bridge Systems reserves the right to discontinue or make changes or updates with respect to the Web Site or the Content of the Web Site at any time without notice.  Bridge Systems reserves the right to restrict, refuse or terminate access of any person to the Web Site or any part thereof effective immediately without notice at any time and for any reason whatsoever at its sole discretion.

3.  Privacy Policy

Personal information provided or collected through or in connection with this Web Site shall only be used in accordance with Bridge Systems' Privacy Policy and these Terms of Use are subject to the Privacy Policy as posted on this Web Site.

4.  Disclaimers

ALL INFORMATION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TEXT, IMAGES, GRAPHICS, LINKS, AND OTHER MATERIALS) ON THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE".  Bridge Systems AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS WEB SITE, THE CONTENT OR USER CONTENT.   Neither Bridge Systems nor its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, licensors and suppliers warrants or makes any representations that (i) the Web Site will meet your requirements, (ii) the Web Site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free, or (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Web Site (including any information and materials on this Web Site) will be correct, complete, accurate, reliable, or otherwise meet your requirements.

This is a public web site.   You should have no expectation of confidentiality with respect to any User Content you may submit on this Web Site.  Do not submit confidential information here.

Bridge Systems and its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, licensors and suppliers shall have no liability for interruptions or omissions in Internet, network or hosting services and do not warrant that the Web Site or the services which make this Web Site available or electronic communications sent by Bridge Systems are free from viruses or any other harmful elements.

Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of this Web Site is done at your own discretion and risk.  You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

5.  Contributor

By submitting any User Content to the Web Site, you agree that the material will be proper, constructive and relevant and will not contain any item that may be unlawful or otherwise unfit for publication, including but not limited to items that (1) may be defamatory or injurious to another person or entity, (2) may cause harm to any person or property or otherwise defame or harass any person or organization, (3) may violate any legal rights of any person (including right to privacy or publicity), (4) are pornographic, obscene, profane, vulgar, indecent, or threatening, (5) are culturally, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable, or (6) suggest or encourage any illegal activity.

You will use reasonable efforts to scan and remove any viruses or other contaminating or destructive features before submitting any material.  You also shall not transmit chain letters, pyramid schemes, surveys and solicitations through the Web Site.  You shall also not forge headers or manipulate identifies or other data in order to disguise the origin of any Content and/or User Content transmitted through our Web Site or to manipulate your presence on the Web Site.   You shall not interfere with or disrupt our sites, servers or networks or take any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.

You affirm, represent and warrant that the User Content submitted to the Web Site does not infringe any proprietary right of another, such as but not limited to copyright, trademark or patent, or any confidentiality obligation.

You acknowledge and agree that any of your ideas, submissions or discussions or any other User Content provided by you within the Web Site that is not the subject of intellectual property right protection may be used by any other contributor without compensation or attribution.

You hereby grant to Bridge Systems, its subsidiaries, affiliates and partners a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty free, non-exclusive, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transmit and publish User Content provided by you, on this Web Site or any other Bridge Systems web site or in other Bridge Systems marketing or public relations materials in any and all media.

You shall be solely responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of posting submitting and/or publishing it.  Bridge Systems may, but is not obligated to, review and monitor, before and/or after submitting User Content. However, you acknowledge that it is impossible for us to monitor or review all User Content.  Without limitation, Bridge Systems, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, licensors and suppliers will not and cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, completeness, quality or validity of User Content posted by third parties on the Web Site.

Bridge Systems does not endorse any User Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Bridge Systems expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Content.

Bridge Systems has the sole right and ability to edit and/or remove messages or any other User Content which are objectionable, improper or otherwise in breach of these Terms of Use for any reason at any time without notice or consent and at its sole discretion. Any user who believes that submitted User Content is objectionable or improper is encouraged to contact Bridge Systems immediately by e-mail at.   Upon receipt of such notification, we will make reasonable efforts to take such action as we deem necessary within a reasonable period of time. Since this is a manual process, you are advised that we may not be able to remove or edit particular User Content immediately.

6. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL Bridge Systems OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL OR OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THIS WEB SITE, THE CONTENT OR THE USER CONTENT, EVEN IF Bridge Systems HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT SUCH DAMAGES ARISE AS A RESULT OF FRAUD OR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION ON THE PART OF Bridge Systems.

If you live in a country or state that does not allow any of the foregoing exclusions or limitations of liability or any of the disclaimers of warranties in Section 4 above, such exclusions or limitations will not apply to you but only to the extent such exclusions or limitations are not allowed. In such case, such exclusions or limitations shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law.

7.  Third Party Content/Software

Bridge Systems is in no way responsible for the content of any site owned by a third party that may be linked to the Web Site via hyperlink, whether or not such hyperlink is provided by the Web Site or by a third party in accordance with the Terms of Use. Any link on our Web Site to another site is not an endorsement of such other site and no judgment or warranty is made with respect to the accuracy, timeliness, or suitability of the content of any site to which the Web Site may link, and we take no responsibility therefor.

Any software made available for downloading from or through this Web Site is licensed subject to the terms of any applicable license agreement.  Except as set forth in the applicable license agreement, the software is made available for use by end users only and any further copying, reproduction or redistribution of the software is expressly prohibited.  WARRANTIES, IF ANY, WITH RESPECT TO SUCH SOFTWARE SHALL ONLY APPLY AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THE APPLICABLE LICENSE AGREEMENT.  Bridge Systems HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL FURTHER REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE SOFTWARE.

8.   Copyright and Trademarks

Copyright and all other proprietary rights in Content provided by Bridge Systems, its affiliates, subsidiaries and/or partners, the software to operate and publish the Web Site, the compilation of data on the Web Site, and the order, sequence and arrangement of this Web Site, all belong to Bridge Systems and / or its partners or licensors. All rights in the Content not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Bridgemate is a registered trademark of Bridge Systems BV in The Netherlands and other countries.

Bridgemate and all other registered trademarks of Bridge Systems BV and its affiliates are important assets of the company.  Proper use of these trademarks is important and you should follow the instructions of Bridge Systems when referencing our company’ products and services.

The use and registration of the Bridgemate trademark is exclusively reserved to our company.   You may not register nor use a company name, statutory name, trade name, domain name or other name, indication or description, of which the Bridgemate name or any name similar thereto or any name which consists of a part of the Bridgemate  name forms part nor shall it include any other registered trademark owned by Bridge Systems BV.

9.  Proprietary Rights in the Web Site

This Web Site is public by nature and any information submitted on it shall be deemed non-confidential.  You acknowledge that any submitting of any inventions embodied in any User Content provided by you shall constitute a "publication" of such invention under applicable patent laws.

You acknowledge that any User Content submitted and/or discussed on the Web Site may be the subject of patents, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights of Bridge Systems, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners or third parties.  If you consider exploiting any ideas, proposals, suggestions, or solutions or other User Content submitted to the Web Site, you are responsible to undertake appropriate intellectual property clearance before engaging in any exploitative conduct.

10.  Indemnification and Release

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Bridge Systems, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and suppliers and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, legal representatives, agents, successors and assigns, from and against any damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' and professionals' fees and litigation costs) that arise out of the posting, content, or transmission of any message, data, material or any other User Content you submit on the Web Site or any violation of these Terms of Use by you.  In the event of any complaint or legal action arising from any message, or any other User Content posted by you, Bridge Systems reserves the right to reveal your identity and any other information Bridge Systems may have about you.

If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release Bridge Systems, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, legal representatives, agents, successors and assigns from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

11.   Shut-Down of Site

We have the sole right to shut down the Web Site or any part thereof for any reason at any time without notice or consent.  We will have no responsibility or liability for failure to store or delete any Content and/or User Content submitted to the Web Site.

12.  Bridge Systems Products

The Web Site may contain references to specific Bridge Systems products and services that may not be (readily) available in a particular country. Any such reference does not imply or warrant that any such products or services shall be available at any time in any particular country.   Please contact your local Bridge Systems business contact for further information.

13.  Dispute Resolution

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of The Netherlands.  You agree to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in The Netherlands for any disputes, claim or cause of action arising out of, or relating to or in connection with these Terms of Use or your use of this Web Site, including any disputes relating to the existence or validity of these Terms of Use, provided that you agree to submit any such disputes, claims or causes of action exclusively to the courts of The Netherlands.

14.  Severability

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be replaced by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remaining provisions shall be enforced.

15.  No Waiver

No failure on the part of Bridge Systems to enforce any part of these Terms of Use shall constitute a waiver of any of Bridge Systems' rights under these Terms of Use, whether for past or future actions on the part of any person. Neither the receipt of any funds by Bridge Systems nor the reliance of any person on Bridge Systems' actions shall be deemed to constitute a waiver of any part of these Terms of Use.  Only a specific, written waiver signed by an authorized representative of Bridge Systems shall have any legal effect whatsoever.

16.   Headings

The headings of the sections of the Terms of Use are inserted for convenience only and shall not constitute a part hereof or affect in any way the meaning or interpretation of the Terms of Use.

Last Update: October 14, 2013.