By using the Value Scout website (the “Site”), you agree to follow and be bound by these terms of use (“Terms of Use”), and the Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated into these Terms of Use. In these Terms of Use, the words “you” and “your” refer to each Site visitor or user, “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Value Scout and Value Scout, LLC, a Virginia Limited Liability Company (the “Company”), and “Services” refers to all services provided by us on the Site.

We may revise these Terms of Use at any time without notice to you. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use periodically. If at any time you find these Terms of Use unacceptable or if you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this Site. If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact us at admin@getvaluescout.com.

YOU AGREE THAT BY USING THE SITE AND THE SERVICES YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE, YOU ARE LEGALLY ABLE TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT AND AGREE TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

The Site provides information regarding our products and services, as well as an online portal to purchase our products, services and materials, and related purposes.

1. Privacy Policy. The Company respects your privacy and permits you to control the treatment of your personal information. A complete statement of the Company’s current Privacy Policy can be found by clicking here. The Privacy Policy is expressly incorporated into this Terms of Use. When you open an account to use or access certain portions of the Site or the Services, you must provide complete and accurate information as requested on the registration form. You will also be asked to provide a user name and password. If you choose to register, you agree to: (a) supply the information requested in the registration process, (b) ensure that all the information you supply to us is accurate, and (c) update your personal information. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You may not use a third party’s account, user name, or password at any time.

You agree to notify the Company immediately of any unauthorized use of your account, user name, or password. The Company shall not be liable for any losses you incur as a result of someone else’s use of your account or password, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by the Company, our affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives due to someone else’s use of your account or password.

In connection with the use of certain Services, you may be asked to provide personal information in a questionnaire, application, form, or similar document or service. This information will be protected pursuant to our Privacy Policy. In addition, you grant the Company a worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, and fully sub-licensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, publish, and translate this personal information solely for the purpose of enabling your use of the applicable Service. You may revoke this license and terminate the Company’s rights at any time by removing your personal information from the applicable Service.

2. Ownership. The Site is owned and operated by the Company. All right, title, and interest in and to the materials provided on this Site, including but not limited to information, documents, logos, graphics, sounds, and images (the “Materials”), are owned or licensed either by us or by our respective third party authors, developers, or vendors. Elements of the Site including, but not limited to, the “look and feel,” are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. You agree not to take any action that would compromise the integrity of the Site or the Services, or copy its content, style, look, format, structure or software, or copy, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software, programs, designs, pages or screens used in or in connection with the Site or the Services. Except as may be expressly stated on the Site or in these Terms of Use, none of the Materials may be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, uploaded, posted, displayed, transmitted, or distributed in any way and nothing on this Site shall be construed to confer any license under any of the Company’s intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise. See the “Contact Information” below if you have any questions about obtaining such license. The Company does not sell, license, lease, or otherwise provide any of the Materials other than those specifically identified as being provided by the Company. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by the Company.

3. Limited Permission to Download. Copying or storing any part of the Materials is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from the Company or the copyright holder as identified on the Site, provided, that the Company hereby grants you permission to view, copy, and print the Materials found on the Site on any single, stand-alone computer solely for your personal, informational, and internal use related to your business with the Company, provided that (i) the copyright and trademark notice appearing below appears in such Materials, (ii) the Materials are not used on any other Web site nor in a networked computer environment, and (iii) the Materials are not modified in any way. This permission terminates automatically without notice if you breach any of the terms or conditions of these Terms of Use. On any such termination, you agree to immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials. Any unauthorized use of any Materials contained on this Site may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, laws of privacy and publicity, communications regulations and statutes as well as other rights, laws, rules, regulations, and statutes.

4. Links to Third Party Sites. This Site may contain links to Web sites controlled by parties other than the Company (each a “Third-Party Site”). The Company may work with a number of partners and affiliates whose sites are linked with the Site. The Company shall not be responsible for and does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the availability, contents, products, services, or use of any Third Party Site, any Website accessed from a Third-Party Site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The Company makes no guarantees about the content or quality of the products or services provided by such sites. The Company is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Third Party Site. The Company is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the Company of the Third Party Site. You acknowledge that you bear all risks associated with access to and use of content provided on a Third Party Site and agree that the Company shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort you may incur from dealing with a third party. You should contact the site administrator for the applicable Third Party Site if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on any such Third Party Site.

5. Reviews, Comments, Communications, And Other Content. At various locations on the Site, the Company may permit visitors to post reviews, comments, and other content (the “User Content”). Contributions to, access to, and use of the User Content is at your own risk and subject to the below terms and all other terms and conditions of these Terms of Use.

5.1 Rights and Responsibilities of the Company. The Company respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. The Company may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable, and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide the Company Copyright Agent with the following information:

a. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;

b. A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;

c. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;

d. Your address, telephone number, and email address;

e. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

f. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

The Company’s Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached By email: admin@getvaluescout.com.

The Company is not the publisher or author of the User Content. It is a passive service for storage and dissemination of the ideas and opinions that Site members may choose to post and distribute as User Content. The Company does not screen works before they are posted, and no prior approval is required for posting. The Company disclaims all copyright and ownership in such works and all responsibility for them. Although we cannot make an absolute guarantee of system security, the Company takes reasonable steps to maintain security. If you have reason to believe system security has been breached, contact us at admin@ValueScout.com for help.

If the Company’s technical staff finds that files or processes belonging to a Site member pose a threat to the proper technical operation of the system or to the security of other members, the Company reserves the right to delete those files or to stop those processes. If the Company’s technical staff suspects a user name is being used by someone who is not authorized by the proper user, the Company may disable that user’s access in order to preserve system security. In all such cases, the Company will contact the member as soon as feasible. The Company has the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, to (i) edit, redact, or otherwise change any User Content, (ii) re-categorize any User Content to place it in a more appropriate location, or (iii) pre-screen or delete any User Content that is determined to be inappropriate or otherwise in violation of these Terms of Use, including but not limited to User Content containing offensive language and advertisements.

The Company reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and to cancel user access at any time.

5.2 Rights and Responsibilities of Site Users or Other Posters of User Content. You are legally and ethically responsible for any “User Content,” including without limitation, writings, files, pictures, or any other work, that you post or transmit using any service that allows interaction or dissemination of information. In posting User Content, you are responsible for honoring the rights of others, including intellectual-property rights (copyright, patent, and trademark), the right to privacy and the right not to be libeled or slandered. For example, if you wish to post a copyrighted work as User Content, you are responsible for first obtaining the copyright holder’s permission.

Under United States federal law, you retain copyright on all works you create and post as User Content, unless you choose specifically to renounce it. If you choose to User Content, you must grant, and do hereby actually grant by submitting such User Content, a nonexclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, assignable, sublicenseable, fully paid up and royalty free right to the Company to copy, prepare derivative works of, improve, distribute, publish, remove, retain, add, and use and commercialize, in any way now known or in the future discovered, any and all User Content, without any further consent, notice and/or compensation to the User or to any third parties. By submitting User Content to the Company, you represent and warrant that such User Content is accurate, is not confidential, and is not in violation of any contractual restrictions or other third party rights. You further agree to inform the Company in the event that any such User Content has changed since you submitted such User Content and, if appropriate, you agree to make such modifications. In posting a work as User Content, you authorize other members who have access to the Site to make personal and customary use of the work, including creating links or reposting, but not otherwise to reproduce or disseminate it unless you give permission for such dissemination. You also give permission to the Company to copy your works as part of the normal backup process.

The use of your Site user account or posting User Content for any illegal activity under the laws of Virginia and/or the United States is a violation of these Terms of Use. Since the law as to jurisdiction of online systems is unsettled, we urge you to consider the possible effect of laws outside the Company’s locality or your own residence. The Site is open to members worldwide (and works published on the World Wide Web, Usenet, or other such services are accessible to anyone on the Internet), and the Company cannot guarantee that you will not run into legal trouble in other jurisdictions over your posting. You agree not to use the Site in any way that could damage, disable, or impair any Services provided by the Company (or the network(s) connected to the Site), violate the privacy and security of other users, or interfere with any user’s use and enjoyment of any of the Site. You agree not to attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Services offered on the Site, other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to the Site, through hacking, password mining, or any other means. You agree not to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Site.

5.3. Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Site User and Reader of User Content. You are not required to provide your real name when signing up as a user of the Site permits anonymous or pseudonymous accounts. If you have a complaint about the behavior or posts of another user, it is your responsibility to attempt to resolve the conflict, typically by contacting that person directly, if possible. Normally, Company staff will not take a role in mediating conflicts between you and other users. The Company does not take responsibility for your behavior or that of other users. Your access to the postings that users have posted as User Content is for your personal use only. If you want to redistribute postings you find as User Content, it is your responsibility to obtain permission from the poster (and any other person with rights in such work).

5.4. Warranties Regarding Restrictions on Use. You shall not: (a) use any devices or methodology to monitor or copy any web pages or content found on the Service, without the prior written consent of the Company; (b) duplicate, license, sublicense, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell, rebrand, otherwise transfer or commercially exploit all or any part of the Site or the Services (excluding content posted by the User) except as expressly permitted in these Terms of Use; (c) reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for any underlying intellectual property used to provide the Site or the Services, or any part thereof; (d) imply or state, directly or indirectly, that you are affiliated with or endorsed by the Company or any other User unless you have entered in to a written agreement with the Company or such other user; (e) rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access to the Site or the Services or any information therein, or the equivalent, in whole or part; (f) attempt to or actually access the Site or the Services by any means other than through the interface provided by the Company; (g) attempt to or actually override any security component included in or underlying the Site or the Services; (h) use any information obtained from the Site or the Services or the Company to harass, abuse or harm another person; or (i) collect, use or transfer any information, including but not limited to, personally identifiable information obtained from the Site or the Services or the Company, except as expressly permitted in these Terms of Use or the owner of such information may expressly permit.

6. NO WARRANTY. THE SITE AND ALL MATERIALS, DOCUMENTS, OR FORMS PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE COMPANY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT: (A) THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (B) THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE BASIS; (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE, OR ANY MATERIALS OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE, WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE OR IN RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR ARE SUITABLE FOR YOUR USE OR CIRCUMSTANCES.

OBTAINING ANY MATERIALS THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE COMPANY SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY CONTENT, MATERIALS, INFORMATION, OR SOFTWARE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY OR OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTRACTORS, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSEES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE, DATA, OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE), HOWEVER IT ARISES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, OR ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE, EVEN IF THE COMPANY HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. IF YOUR USE OF MATERIALS FROM THIS SITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION OF EQUIPMENT OR DATA, YOU ASSUME ANY COSTS THEREOF. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, IN WHICH INSTANCE THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF THE COMPANY TO YOU IS $100 OR THE LOWEST AMOUNT ALLOWABLE UNDER THE APPLICABLE LAWS.

7. Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its owner(s), agents, employees, and consultants with respect to any and all costs, claims, demands, investigations, liabilities, losses, damages, judgments, settlements, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site and the Services provided therein or thereon, your violation of these Terms of Use, and/or your infringement of any right of another. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company retains the exclusive right to settle, compromise and pay any and all claims, demands, proceedings, suits, actions or causes of actions which are brought against the Company herein under the terms and provisions of this Section 7 and in no event shall you settle any such claim without the Company’s prior written approval.

8. Unsolicited Submissions. Except as may be required in connection with your use of Site Services, the Company does not want you to submit confidential or proprietary information to us through this Site. All comments, feedback, information, or material submitted to the Company through or in association with this Site shall be considered non-confidential. By providing such submissions to the Company you hereby grant the Company a license to use, reprint, distribute, modify, and create derivative works which will be owned by the Company. You acknowledge that you are responsible for the submissions that you provide, including their legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and content.

9. Compliance with Intellectual Property Laws. When accessing the Site or using the Site’s or the Company’s Services, you agree to obey the law and you agree to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Services and the Site is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property ownership. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any information or content in violation of any third party’s copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. You agree to abide by laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property, and you shall be solely responsible for any violations of any relevant laws and for any infringements of third party rights caused by any content you provide or transmit or that is provided or transmitted using your Site user account. If you believe that any content on the Site is infringing on your copyright, you may seek the removal of such content by providing notice to us in accordance with the Notice and Take Down provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act at admin@getValueScout.com, as described above in Section 5.1.

10. Inappropriate Content. When accessing the Site or using the Company’s Services, you covenant and agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any content that: (a) restricts or inhibits any other User from using and enjoying the Site and/or the Services; (b) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane, or indecent; (c) constitutes or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate the law; (d) violates, plagiarizes or infringes the rights of any third party including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other right of any third party; (e) contains a virus or other harmful or potentially harmful component; (f) contains any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, spam, or any other kind of solicitation; (g) exploits the Site or the Service for any commercial purposes; and/or (h) constitutes or contains false or misleading statements of fact. The Company reserves the right to terminate or delete such material from its servers. The Company will cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of any violation of these Terms of Use or of any applicable laws.

11. Compliance with Export Restrictions. You may not access, download, use, or export the Site or the Materials in violation of United States export laws or regulations or in violation of any other applicable laws or regulations. You agree to comply with all export laws and restrictions and regulations of any United States or foreign agency or authority and to assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as may be required. You acknowledge and agree that the Materials are subject to the United States Export Administration Laws and Regulations and agree that none of the Materials or any direct product therefrom is being or will be acquired for, shipped, transferred, or re-exported, directly or indirectly, to proscribed or embargoed countries or their nationals or used for any prohibited purpose.

12. Children. Minors are not eligible to use the Site and we ask that they do not submit any personal information to us.

13. Governing Law; Venue. By using this Site, you expressly agree that your rights and obligations shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Virginia, without regard to its choice of law rules. Any legal action or proceeding relating to your access to or use of the Site or Materials shall be instituted in a state or federal court in Virginia. You and the Company agree exclusively and irrevocably to submit to the jurisdiction of, and agree that venue is proper in, these courts in any such legal action or proceeding. These Terms of Use expressly exclude and disclaim the terms of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, which shall not apply to any transaction conducted through or otherwise involving this Site.

14. Copyrights. All Site design, text, graphics, the selection and arrangement thereof, Copyright © 20[__] [NAME] ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

15. Trademarks. “Value Scout,” and all images and text, and all page headers, custom graphics, and button icons are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of the Company. Any other trademarks, product names and company names, or logos cited herein are the property of their respective owners.

16. Acknowledgement. BY USING THE SITE AND THE COMPANY’S SERVICES OR ACCESSING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF USE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM.

17. Miscellaneous. These Terms of Use, including the Privacy Policy, contain the sole and entire agreement between us with respect to the use of the Site and the Services and supersedes any and all other prior written or oral agreements between us. Captions contained in these Terms of Use are inserted only as a matter of convenience or for reference and in no way define, limit, extend, or describe the scope of these Terms of Use or the intent of any provision of these Terms of Use. The Company and you shall be independent of each other for all purposes and no relationship as partners, joint ventures, fiduciaries, employees or agents of the other shall be inferred or implied. You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations hereunder. The Company may assign and/or delegate all of its rights and/or duties, at its sole discretion, to any third party. It is the intent of the parties that neither these Terms of Use, nor any covenant in these Terms of Use, shall be construed against either party pursuant to the common law rule of construction against the drafter. It is the intent of the parties that said rule not be applicable to these Terms of Use. If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction or as a result of future legislative action, such holding or action shall be strictly construed and shall not affect the validity or effect of any other provision of these Terms of Use. The failure of the Company to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such provision. Neither a course of dealing or conduct between you and the Company nor any trade practices shall be deemed to modify these Terms of Use.

18. Contact. If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at admin@getvaluescout.com