Terms of Use

Fastlaneus.com and Fastlane-community.com Blog Terms of Use

These terms of use describe your rights and responsibilities when using Fastlane.com and Fastlane-community.com Blog. Please read them carefully before using the blog. Your use of the blog constitutes your acceptance of these terms.

Last updated: March 11, 2010

1. Acceptance of Terms
FASTLANEus.com and FASTLANE-community.com blog, including all site-related content and services is provided by Fast Lane Consulting and Education Services, Inc. (“Fast Lane ”, “we,” “us”). Your use of the Blog is subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use agreement (”Terms of Use”), which supplement any additional guidelines or other terms posted by FAST LANE in relation to specific Blog-related services or content.

We reserve the right to update or modify the Terms of Use without advance notice by posting a revised Terms of Use to this website. Visitors to the Blog (”you,” or “Bloggers”) can determine whether the Terms of Use have been modified since your last visit by checking the “Last updated” legend at the top of the Agreement. By using the Blog, you agree to be bound by the version of the Terms of Use then in effect. FAST LANE advises you to print and retain a copy of this Terms of Use in hard copy as a record.

2. Purpose of the Blog
FAST LANE seeks to provide a forum where we can share information and exchange ideas on content relevant and of interest to the information technology community. We encourage comments, additional discussion and ideas in response to the topics discussed.

3. Posts to Most Blog Areas
We welcome you to post comments in response to blog postings, subject to your agreement to comply with the Terms of Use. By posting to the Blog or otherwise transmitting comments, ideas, or other information in any form including visual or audio data (collectively, “Posts”) to us, you grant to us and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive license, assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based on, perform and display such Posts (in whole or in part) in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other provider of the Posts. You also permit any Blogger to access, display, view, and archive and reproduce such Posts for personal use.

4. Blog Community Rules
We have adopted the “Blog Community Rules” set forth below to create a forum where information and progressive views can be shared in a productive way. While using the Blog, you agree to adhere to the Blog Community Rules below. Failure to comply with these rules may result in removal from the community.

You agree to:

• Respect other Bloggers – please do not threaten, insult, abuse, intimidate or harass other Blog users.
• Use the Blog for your personal use only. Posting entries solely to promote your own projects are not allowed and may be removed without warning by the Blog moderator. Continued violation of this policy may result in you being banned from posting on the Blog.

You agree not to:

• Reproduce any content contained in the Blog without express written consent of FAST LANE.
• Post any private information or otherwise harvest, collect or disclose information, about another Blogger without his or her express consent.
• Post any content to the Blog that is unlawful, racist, hateful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, or that intentionally discriminates against or harasses particular individuals or groups.
• Post any death threats.
• Post any content to the Blog that infringes any third-party’s intellectual property or other rights.
• Use the Blog for any unlawful purpose, or transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Blog any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability.
• Use the Blog for advertisements, chain letters, “spamming,” survey solicitations, junk mail or solicitations.
• Impersonate any person or entity, including any FAST LANE employees, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
• Imply that FAST LANE endorses any of your statements or positions.
• Transmit any harmful, invasive or disruptive code or other materials (such as viruses, worms or web bugs) through or to the Blog, or otherwise “hack” or deface any portion of the Blog.
• Frame or mirror any part of the Blog without our prior written authorization.

You acknowledge that FAST LANE has the right, but not the obligation, to modify or remove, any post that violates the Blog Community Rules or that otherwise violate the Terms of Use.

5. FAST LANE’s Proprietary Rights and Re-Use Policy
You acknowledge and agree that the information and materials presented on or through the Blog will remain the property of FAST LANE and its licensors or providers, and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other proprietary rights and related laws, rules and regulations. The materials produced by FAST LANE (including photographs, graphics, video and audio content) are protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All individual articles, content and other elements comprising this compilation and produced by FAST LANE are also copyrighted works. You agree to abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in any materials produced by FAST LANE.

The trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names displayed on the Blog (collectively the “Trademarks”) are the registered and unregistered trademarks of FAST LANE, FAST LANE’s licensors and vendors, partners, and others. All Trademarks on the Blog not owned by FAST LANE are the property of their respective owners. The Trademarks owned by FAST LANE, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used without written permission from FAST LANE.

6. Your Additional Representations and Warranties
You represent and warrant to FAST LANE that (a) you have full power and authority to enter into this Terms of Use; (b) your posts are original to you or you have obtained all permissions, releases, rights or licenses required to grant the rights and assignments granted herein without obtaining any further releases or consents; (c) your posts do not violate, infringe or misappropriate any third party’s copyright, trademark, right of privacy or publicity, or other personal or proprietary right, and do not contain any matter that is defamatory.

7. Information Available on or Through the Blog
Some information made available on or through the Blog is provided by third parties or other Bloggers (such information is considered “Third-Party Content”). The inclusion or appearance of Third-Party Content on the Blog does not indicate any approval or endorsement by FAST LANE of such Third-Party Content, or of any opinion, advice, or other information made or displayed on the Blog by any user or other third party. FAST LANE is not responsible for, and hereby disclaims any and all liability that may arise from Third-Party Content.

8. Links
The Blog provides links to other websites and resources. Because FAST LANE has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that FAST LANE does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources, or for the availability of such external sites or resources. FAST LANE is providing these links to you only as a convenience. FAST LANE shall have the right, but not the obligation, at any time and in its sole discretion, to block links from or to the Blog through technological or other means, without prior notice.

9. Claims of Copyright Infringement
If you believe in good faith that materials hosted on the FAST LANE Blog infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed/made inaccessible. Requests and notices should be sent to:

Blog Moderator
FAST LANE Consulting and Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 2168
Cary, NC 27512-2168
Email: blogsupport@fastlaneus.com

10. Privacy Policy
All information provided by you or collected by us during visits to the Blog is governed by our Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated into the Terms of Use by this reference. Please review it carefully by clicking here.
Please be aware that if you decide to disclose personally identifiable information on the Blog, this information may become public. FAST LANE does not control the acts of other visitors to the Blog, so please be cautious when deciding to reveal personal information on the Blog. If you believe a Blogger is improperly collecting or using information about you or other users, please contact us at blogsupport@fastlaneus.com.

11. Jurisdictional Issues
The Blog is controlled and operated by FAST LANE from its principal office in Cary, NC, and is not intended to subject FAST LANE to the laws or jurisdiction of any other state, country or territory. Those who choose to access the Blog do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are solely responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations.

12. Termination
You agree that FAST LANE, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Blog, at any time and for any reason and without explanation. Further, you agree that FAST LANE shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Blog.

13. Disclaimers
The Blog is provided “AS IS” and without warranty of any kind, whether expressed or implied. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of the blog, any content contained within the blog, and any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness thereof. FAST LANE disclaims all warranties with respect to the blog and its content.

The Blog may include inadvertent inaccuracies or errors, or information or materials that violate the Terms of Use (including the Rules of Conduct above). Additionally, the possibility exists that a third party could make unauthorized alterations to the Blog. Although we attempt to ensure the integrity of the Blog, we make no guarantees as to its completeness or correctness. If you find content in a blog posting or comment to be offensive, defamatory, in violation of copyright or other laws, or in any other way unacceptable, please report it to us by emailing us at blogsupport@fastlaneus.com, in order that we may take appropriate action. Please include the title of the posting, URL to the post, the date and time of the post, your contact information and your reasons for reporting it.

14. Limitation of Liability
Neither FAST LANE nor any of our affiliates, partners, directors, officers, employees or consultants are responsible or liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive or other damages, negligence, or liability arising out of or relating in any way to the Blog and/or materials contained within the Blog, any linked site or any content or service available through the Blog. Your sole remedy for dissatisfaction or disagreement with the blog, content, services or any linked site is to stop your use of it.

15. Indemnification
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless FAST LANE and our affiliates, partners, directors, officers, employees and consultants, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) and other expenses that arise out of or from (a) your activities in connection with the Blog; and (b) any violation of these Terms of Use by you, including breach of any representations or warranties made by you in these Terms of Use.

16. Miscellaneous
These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the North Carolina and the United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law principles. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any court located in the jurisdiction of North Carolina or the United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts, in any matter arising out of or related to the Blog or these Terms of Use. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. FAST LANE may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Use. These, together with all policies referred to herein, is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between us with respect to such subject matter.

17. Questions
If you have any questions or feedback about these Terms of Use or the Blog, feel free to contact us at blogsupport@fastlaneus.com or write to:

Blog Moderator
FAST LANE Consulting and Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 2168
Cary, NC 27512-2168
Email: blogsupport@fastlaneus.com

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