The Simple Truth website (“Website”) is owned, operated, and maintained by Graphically Speaking, Inc., dba Simple Truth Communication Partners, LOCATED in Chicago, Illinois (“Simple Truth”).
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
The Website and its related services are offered to you conditioned on your acceptance, without modification, of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms and conditions, promptly exit this site.
Simple Truth reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices concerning use of the Website without notice. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms and conditions posted on other sections of the Website. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.
SITE LICENSE AND ACCESS
Simple Truth grants you a limited revocable license to access and make personal use of this site. Unless otherwise specified, the Website is for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not download, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information or any portion of the Website without the express written consent of Simple Truth. This license does not include any derivative use of this site or its contents or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Simple Truth and/or its affiliates without express written consent of Simple Truth. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Simple Truth’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of Simple Truth. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Simple Truth.
You may not create a link to the Simple Truth Website without express written permission of Simple Truth. If permission is granted, such permission will consist of a limited, revocable, and non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of the Simple Truth Website (www.yoursimpletruth.com) so long as the link does not portray Simple Truth, its affiliates, or their content, products, or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Simple Truth logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission of Simple Truth.
Simple Truth reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate or limit your access to any or all of the Website or any portion thereof at any time, without notice.
NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE
As a condition of your use of the Website, you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Website (or the network(s) connected to the Website) or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Website.
PRIVACY AND COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
“Submissions” means any information or materials that you post, upload, submit, communicate, or otherwise distribute (“Communicate”) on or through the Website. You hereby grant us and our licensees, distributors, agents, representatives, and other authorized users a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully-paid-up, royalty-free, sub-licensable, and transferable (in whole or part) license under all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, privacy and publicity rights, and other intellectual property and other proprietary rights that you own or control to use, reproduce, transmit, display, exhibit, distribute, index, comment on, modify, create derivative works based upon, perform, and otherwise exploit any Submissions, in whole or in part, in all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised for any and all purposes, including entertainment, news, advertising, promotional, marketing, publicity, trade, or commercial purposes, all without further notice to you, with or without attribution, and without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity.
By Communicating any Submission, you represent and warrant as follows:
(a) You own or have the necessary rights, licenses, consents, and permissions, without the need for any permission from or payment to any other person or entity, to Communicate the Submission and to grant us the rights and licenses granted in these terms and conditions.
(b) The Submission is not defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, bigoted, hateful, violent, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, or offensive.
(c) The Submission does not harm or threaten to harm any person.
(d) The Submission is not illegal, and the Submission does not encourage or advocate illegal activity or the discussion of illegal activities with the intent to commit them.
(e) The Submission does not infringe or violate any right of a third party, including: (i) any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary or contractual right; (ii) any right of privacy or publicity; or (iii) any confidentiality obligation.
(f) The Submission is not commercial- or business-related, and it does not advertise or offer to sell any products or services (whether or not for profit) or solicit others (including solicitations for contributions or donations).
(g) The Submission does not contain a virus or other harmful component, tamper with, impair, or damage the site or any connected network, or otherwise interfere with any person’s or entity’s use or enjoyment of the site.
All trademarks and trade dress that appear on the Website (“Trademarks”) are trademarks/trade dress or registered trademarks/trade dress of Simple Truth (unless indicated otherwise) or its subsidiaries or parent companies, in the United States and other countries.
The Trademarks are valuable assets of Simple Truth and carry considerable goodwill and consumer acceptance of the goods and services sold under the Trademarks. Such goodwill has made the Trademarks distinctive to Simple Truth and, as such, may only by used by Simple Truth or other authorized persons or entities for the benefit of Simple Truth and only in connection with the products and services authorized by Simple Truth. Any unauthorized use of the Trademarks and/or any use of a mark or symbol that is likely to cause confusion among consumers or in any manner that disparages or discredits Simple Truth, its affiliates, subsidiaries, or parent companies is strictly prohibited.
You may not use any of the Trademarks in any manner without the prior written consent of Simple Truth. Any unauthorized use is expressly prohibited by law, and violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible according to applicable law, without notice.
All content that is made available to view and/or download in connection with the Simple Truth Website, including but not limited to text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, and data compilations (“Content”), is owned by and is the copyrighted work of Simple Truth and is protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions. The compilation of all Content on the Website is the exclusive property of Simple Truth and is protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions. All software used on this site is the property of Simple Truth and/or its software suppliers and is protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions.
Any reproduction or redistribution of the Content and/or software is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THE CONTENT OR SOFTWARE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED.
NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to the Service Provider’s Designated Agent.
Send notifications to: Adam K Sacharoff, Esq., Much Shelist Denenberg Ament & Rubenstein, P.C., 191 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 1800, Chicago, Illinois 60606. Fax: 312-521-2775; firstname.lastname@example.org.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SITE-RELATED SERVICE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH ALL FAULTS, WITH NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES, AND HYPERLINKED WEBSITES.
Although Simple Truth attempts to ensure the integrity and accurateness of the Website, it makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the Website. It is possible that the Website could include inaccuracies or errors, and that unauthorized additions, deletions, and alterations could be made to the Website by third parties. In the event that an inaccuracy arises, please inform Simple Truth so that it can be corrected. Information contained on the Website may be changed or updated without notice.
If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
ELECTRONIC RECORDS AND COMMUNICATIONS
A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
Information Gathering and Use
We may collect two general categories of information from you: personal information and non-personal information. Personal information consists of any information that can be used to specifically identify you as an individual. Non-personal information consists of any other information that does not reveal your personal identity, including aggregate information (i.e., information presented in summary or statistical form which does not contain data that would permit the identification of a specific individual without extraordinary effort).
At times, this Website may ask visitors to submit personal information, and submission of personal information may be required to access certain portions or features of this Website. We collect this information for a variety of business purposes, including but not limited to personalizing your web experience, informing you of special marketing offers and/or available products and services, and responding to requests for information. In all cases, however, the provision of personal information is voluntary. Any personal information provided by users who register or submit content with this Website is submitted at the user’s discretion.
When you submit personal information to us, you understand and agree that we may share your personal information as permitted or required by law. In addition, we may share your personal information with our affiliates and with other reputable companies in our efforts to offer you additional products and services. If you do not want the information you provide to us to be shared with other companies, please indicate this preference when you provide the information to us, or send us an email with a request that we not share your personal information.
You understand and agree that we may disclose information you provide if required to do so by law, or if we, in our sole discretion, believe that disclosure is reasonable to (1) comply with the law, requests, or orders from law enforcement or any legal process (whether or not such disclosure is required by applicable law) or (2) protect or defend our, or a third party’s, rights or property. In addition, you understand and agree that we may transfer any information you provide in connection with a merger with a third party or a sale or transfer of all or a portion of our business or assets to a third-party acquirer.
We use “cookie” technology to provide users with a better overall web experience. Cookies simply store alpha-numeric information to control the flow of data. Personal information (such as a user’s identity) is NOT stored in a cookie and cannot be accessed by “peeking” at a user’s cookies.
Visitors to this Website who communicate with us and supply us with contact information may receive future communications by email, direct mail, or telephone. If you do not wish to receive correspondence from us, you can send us an email with a request to be removed from our contact list.
Links to Other Sites
We use web software to track the number of visitors to this Website. The data we collect includes the pages of this Website that are most often visited and the domains from which people visit this Website. We analyze this data for trends and use it to help us determine how to provide more useful information to visitors. No personal information is collected during the tracking process.
Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 (also known as the “Shine The Light” law) permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request by email.
Protecting Children’s Privacy
We do not target this Website or its services to any child under the age of 13 and, in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), any personal information we may receive from any users that we believe to be under the age of 13 will be promptly purged from our database. No personal information from any such user will be collected, stored, or disclosed.
Who May I Contact If I Have Questions?