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You acknowledge and agree that any contributions originally created by you for us shall be deemed a “work made for hire”. As such, the copyrights in those works shall belong to Hillocc from their creation. Thus, Hillocc shall be deemed the author and exclusive owner thereof and shall have the right to exploit any or all of the results and proceeds in any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity, in all languages, as Hillocc determines. In the event that any of the results and proceeds of your submissions hereunder are not deemed a “work made for hire”, you hereby, without additional compensation, irrevocably assign, convey and transfer to Hillocc all proprietary rights, including without limitation, all copyrights and trademarks throughout the universe, in perpetuity in every medium, whether now known or hereafter devised, to such material and any and all right, title and interest in and to all such proprietary rights in every medium, whether now known or hereafter devised, throughout the universe, in perpetuity. Any posted material which are reproductions of prior works by you shall be co-owned by us.
You acknowledge that Hillocc has the right but not the obligation to use and display any postings or contributions of any kind and that Hillocc may elect to cease the use and display of any such materials (or any portion thereof), at any time for any reason whatsoever.
You may establish a hypertext link to the Site so long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site by us or by the Site. However, you may not, without our prior written permission, frame or inline link any of the content of the Site, or incorporate into another website or other service any of our material, content or intellectual property.
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If applicable, any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, are those of the respective authors or distributors, and not Hillocc. Neither Hillocc nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content. Furthermore, Hillocc neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy and reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on any of the Sites by anyone other than an authorised Hillocc representative while acting in his/her official capacity.
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Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through our Site, regarding payment and delivery of specific goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, representations or warranties associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that Hillocc shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or other matters of any sort incurred as the result of such dealings.
You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Site. You agree to use the Site and to purchase services or products through the Site for legitimate purposes only. You also agree not to make any purchases for speculative, false or fraudulent purposes or for the purpose of anticipating demand for a particular product or service. You agree to only purchase goods or services for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so. When making a purchase for a third party that requires you to submit the third party’s personal or commercial information to us or a merchant, you represent that you have obtained the express consent of such third party to provide such third party’s personal or commercial information.
Your purchase is for your organisation’s or your personal use only. Sharing of purchases is not permitted and will be considered unauthorised, an infringing use of our copyrighted material, and may subject violators to liability.
If payment for a service is declined, our system will automatically disable access to our services. (We understand this usually happens because a credit card expires.) We want to help restore your access, so we’ll make every attempt to contact you to help resolve this issue. Once the billing issue is resolved, we’ll restore access.
This Site may include a variety of features, such as bulletin boards, web logs, chat rooms, and email services, which allow feedback to us and real-time interaction between users, and other features which allow users to communicate with others. Responsibility for what is posted on bulletin boards, web logs, chat rooms, and other public posting areas on the Site, or sent via any email services on the Site, lies with each user – you alone are responsible for the material you post or send. We do not control the messages, information or files that you or others may provide through the Site. It is a condition of your use of the Site that you do not:
Hillocc may host message boards, chats and other public forums on its Sites. Any user failing to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement may be expelled from and refused continued access to, the message boards, chats or other public forums in the future. Hillocc or its designated agents may remove or alter any user-created content at any time for any reason. Message boards, chats and other public forums are intended to serve as discussion centres for users and subscribers. Information and content posted within these public forums may be provided by Hillocc staff, Hillocc’s outside contributors, or by users not connected with Hillocc, some of whom may employ anonymous user names. Hillocc expressly disclaims all responsibility and endorsement and makes no representation as to the validity of any opinion, advice, information or statement made or displayed in these forums by third parties, nor are we responsible for any errors or omissions in such postings, or for hyperlinks embedded in any messages. Under no circumstances will we, our affiliates, suppliers or agents be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through these forums. The opinions expressed in these forums are solely the opinions of the participants, and do not reflect the opinions of Hillocc or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates.
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We occasionally include access to an online community as part of our programs. We want every single member to add value to the group. Our goal is to make your community the most valuable community you’re a member of. Therefore, we reserve the right to remove anyone at any time. We rarely do this, but we want to let you know how seriously we take our communities.
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We will guarantee all Contour & Detail Surveys with sufficient level of detail and accuracy required by your Architect, Building Designer or Hydraulic Engineer for your project under the following conditions:
(i) Additional requirements beyond the normal scope are communicated to Us in writing; and
(ii) Additional requirements beyond the normal scope are communicated to Us prior to quotation.
Your guarantee will be void if you or your contractor fails to communicate any additional requirements in accordance with the conditions in 9.(i) and 9.(ii). Under this circumstance, we reserve the right to charge for any additional visits or work required to satisfy the additional requirements.
If a problem occurs, contact Us to advise of your concerns. We will then determine the validity of the guarantee claim and, if deemed appropriate, organise for any additional work to be carried out.
Your purchase of a service or product may or may not provide for any refund. Each specific service or product will specify its own refund policy if at all applicable.
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 the U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by Hillocc infringe your copyright, you, or your agent may send to Hillocc a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it be blocked. Any notification by a copyright owner or a person authorised to act on its behalf that fails to comply with requirements of the DMCA shall not be considered sufficient notice and shall not be deemed to confer upon Hillocc actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send to Hillocc a counter-notice. All notices and counter notices must meet the then current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright for details. Hillocc’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement or counter notices can be reached as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org