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The materials posted on these pages by GBN and its members may be accessed and retrieved solely for your own personal non-commercial use, and may be downloaded to your own hard disk or sent to a printer solely for that purpose. You may not otherwise copy, modify, or distribute the contents of these pages without GBN’s express permission. Site content is owned or controlled by and shall remain the property of GBN or the party credited as the provider of the content. Your use of this Site is conditioned upon your honoring GBN’s copyrights and other intellectual property rights reflected on the Site.

Some or all of these pages may be accessed only by use of a password, which will be provided to you after registration. The information supplied by you in connection with your registration is subject to the Privacy Policy that follows these Terms and Conditions. You agree not to share your password with anyone and to take reasonable care to protect your password from unauthorized disclosure. You agree to promptly report to GBN any known, suspected, or anticipated compromise of your password.

User Responsibilities

Portions of these pages are designed to provide you and other users an opportunity to exchange ideas and information. By posting or submitting material to these pages, you represent that you have all necessary rights in and to such material and that such material will not infringe on any personal or proprietary rights of any third parties. You authorize GBN to view and to use, and to authorize others to view and to use, such material in any manner and in any medium, in perpetuity. You may not post, transmit, or otherwise distribute on or through this Site any material that may be unlawful, obscene, offensive, defamatory, threatening, or infringing of any copyright or other rights of others. You may not post, transmit, or otherwise distribute any virus, worm, or other code that may be damaging to software or hardware. You may not advertise or solicit on these pages without GBN’s express permission. If you breach these Terms and Conditions, you are obligated to hold GBN harmless from and to indemnify it against all liabilities and costs of any and every sort resulting from your breach.

GBN’s Rights and Disclaimers


The ideas and information that are posted on this Site do not necessarily reflect GBN’s views. GBN reserves the right, which it may or may not exercise, to review, edit, or delete any material that it deems to be inappropriate or in violation of these Terms and Conditions. GBN has the absolute right, in its sole discretion, to deny or to withdraw access to anyone who violates these Terms and Conditions. GBN’s access decisions are final and not negotiable. Notwithstanding the above, GBN expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties through these pages or for any claims, damanges, or losses resulting from the use of this site or from denial or withdrawal of access.


You may be able to obtain access to other Internet sites through hypertext links appearing in these pages. By providing or permitting such a linking service, GBN is not undertaking any responsibility or liability for third-party information or publications available on the Internet, even if accessed through these pages. You may not create or maintain a hypertext link to these pages from a different website unless GBN has expressly given you permission to do so.


These pages are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. GBN makes no representations or warranties with respect to these pages or their contents (including, without limitation, material communicated by third parties). GBN disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including (without limitation) the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. GBN makes no representations or warranties that access to or the services provided by these pages will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the pages or the server that makes them available are or will remain free from viruses, worms, or other harmful components. GBN also makes no representations or warranties as to whether the information accessible via these pages is accurate, complete, or current.


In no event shall GBN, its employees, or agents be liable for any damages resulting from use of this site, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, multiple, or punitive damages. No losses or damages, including, but not limited to, loss of anticipated profits, benefits, use, or data resulting from the use of these pages are chargeable to GBN.


Notices of Infringement and Takedown


GBN prohibits the posting of any information that infringes or violates the copyright rights and/or other intellectual property rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of any person or entity. If you believe that your intellectual property right (or such a right that you are responsible for enforcing) is infringed by any content on the Site, you should write to GBN and provide a written statement (a) identifying the copyrighted work and/or intellectual property right that you believe has been infringed; (b) identifying the allegedly infringing material that you have seen on the Site; (c) setting forth your name, address, daytime telephone number, and an e-mail address if available; (d) explaining the basis for your belief that the use of the copyrighted work and/or exercise of the intellectual property right has not been authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law; (e) stating that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the person signing is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that has allegedly been infringed; and (f) including a signature in accordance with that statement. Upon receipt of such a statement (or any statement in conformance with 17 U.S.C. ? 512(c)(3)), GBN will remove any posted submission that is determined to infringe the copyright or other intellectual property right of any person under U.S. law. Infringement notices should be directed to Business Manager, Global Business Network, 5900-X Hollis Street, Emeryville, CA 94608. You should be aware that U.S. law provides significant penalties for submitting a false infringement statement.

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