BUSINESS FOR SALE ADVERTISING SERVICE
The Service is an online business advertising, searching and information service. Company does not broker or sell businesses, securities, or other investments directly and is not a party to any transaction between the business purchaser and seller. As a result, Company does not (a) guarantee or ensure any business or any transaction between the seller and purchaser, (b) act as a business broker, loan broker, money transmitter, payment manager, debt collector, securities broker dealer, underwriter, issuer, agent, or credit reporting agency, and does not guarantee any results from using the Service, or (c) broker or sell any businesses or securities for sale on the Websites.
LICENSE GRANT AND OTHER RIGHTS OF COMPANY
Company utilizes email as a vital and primary communication channel with its Members. As a registered user, Member hereby consents to Company communicating and grants Company permission to communicate with Member via email (as well as other communication channels such as phone and fax) for any purpose Company determines to be relevant including, but not limited to, system messages, product updates, service announcements and other marketing messages. Company will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor a Member’s request to opt out of marketing messages regarding Company’s services, but in every circumstance Company shall comply with applicable law with respect to such opt-out request and under no circumstances will Company have any liability for sending any email to its registered users/Members. With respect to sharing any personal data with third parties, Company does so in compliance with applicable law.
SUBMISSION AND ADMINISTRATION OF LISTINGS
Member agrees not to submit through the Websites any Member Content containing, photograph, financial, contact or any other listing information to publish and advertise a business opportunity using the Service unless Member has received all necessary rights, consents and/or authorizations from the appropriate parties, entities, or agencies, including, without limitation, photographers and/or copyright owners of any photographs. Member agrees not to submit any image to Company which contains any misrepresentations or unsuitable, inappropriate or controversial content, or otherwise violates any terms of this Agreement. Company reserves the right to remove any images in violation of this provision. Member agrees that all images submitted for publishing represent the business opportunity or category exclusively, and do not include any broker logos, contact information, website addresses, phone numbers, or any overlay text or graphics of any kind. Only one listing on the Company Websites published using the Service is permitted for each business opportunity (e.g., multiple business advertisements within a listing, or multiple listings for the same opportunity, is not permitted), and a listing may not be modified or edited in an attempt to sell a different business entity. Additionally, the Member agrees to allow the listing, or any part of it, to be searched, displayed, accessed, downloaded, copied, and otherwise referred to by users of the Member’s website or the Company Websites. The Company shall have the sole authority to choose the manner in which any listing will be searched, displayed, accessed, downloaded, copied, and otherwise used on the Websites and Company shall have the right to modify the listing in the exercise of its rights under this Agreement. Member (a) represents and warrants that all business and associated information provided by Member will be accurate, and to the extent applicable, Member has acquired or obtained all the required licensing, permits and legal authority to market and sell the business(es) in the locations in which it is advertising; (b) agrees that Member will not permit the posting of a business on the Websites under a name other than that of the business owner or the named licensed business agents that have been engaged by the business owner to market the business under the terms of a duly executed, active and exclusive listing agreement with the owner; (c) agrees to administer and maintain the accuracy of listings provided by Member at all times; (d) shall ensure (and shall require its sales agents, if applicable) to respond to all buyer inquiries relating to the listing (i) within seventy-two (72) business hours and (ii) in a professional and respectful manner; and (e) agrees to provide to prospective buyers, free of cost, the information needed so that such prospective buyers can make a fully informed purchase decision. In addition, Member agrees not to advertise a business opportunity as an Established Business unless such a business (1) is open and has been continuously operating for a minimum of one year (two years for internet-based businesses), (2) has an established customer base and a material revenue history, and (3) has ability to provide financial history information to qualified buyers. Company reserves the right to remove all or any part of the listings posted on the Company website.
Company accepts no responsibility for checking the accuracy of reports or data files submitted by Member. While Company shall take all reasonable efforts for data backup and business resumption, Member will be solely responsible for retaining back-up copies of all information, photographs and other materials it provides to Company.
By subscribing for or otherwise utilizing the Service, Member acknowledges and agrees that Company is not offering or soliciting the sale of securities, that Company is not receiving compensation as a result of the closing of any transaction listed on the Websites, and Member represents and warrants that Member will fully comply with any and all laws, rules, and regulations governing any transaction placed or found on the Websites. Member acknowledges and agrees that, to the extent that a listing is deemed to be an offer or solicitation for the sale of securities, that any such “offer” or “solicitation” is being made by the party who listed the transaction, and not by Company. Any party who lists a transaction which is deemed an offer or sale of securities agrees to indemnify and hold Company and its officers, directors, and affiliates harmless from any and all liability, of any kind or character, arising from such listing, to any person, entity, or government agency in the event that such listing is deemed to violate any law, rule or regulation. Member, in consideration of its access to listings on the Websites, waives any and all claims or causes of action against Company or its officers, directors or affiliates, arising out of an transaction placed or found on the Websites.
USE OF INFORMATION
All information obtained from the Service, including business listings, business broker directory, valuation reports, and any other information otherwise made available to Member in the Service (individually and collectively, the “Content”) is proprietary to Company and its licensors, and is protected by copyright and other U.S. and international intellectual property rights, laws and treaties. Member agrees that Content accessed by Member will be treated as proprietary, maintained as confidential and shall be protected as a trade secret of Company. Company does not ensure the accuracy of, endorse or recommend any Content and Member uses such Content at the Member’s own risk. Member may access the Content solely to obtain initial information from which further evaluation and investigation may commence. Member shall limit access to and use of Content to personal and internal use, and shall not use Content obtained from the Service for further distribution, publication, public display, or preparation of derivative works or facilitate any of these activities in any way. Member shall not use or reproduce Content obtained from the Service for or in connection with any other listing service or device. Member shall not modify, merge, decompile, disassemble, translate, decode or reverse engineer any portion of the Product, or use any data mining, gathering or extraction tool, or any robot, spider or other automatic device or manual process, to monitor or copy any portion of the Service. Member shall not access or use any portion of the Service if Member is a direct or indirect competitor of Company, nor shall Member provide, disclose or transmit any portion of the Service to any direct or indirect competitor of Company (by way of example, a “direct or indirect competitor” of Company includes, but is not limited to, Internet listing services or other business information services and employees, independent contractors and agents of such services). Members violating these specific terms, specifically those customers searching the Service in an abusive or excessive manner, by automated or manual means, shall be subject to immediate termination of their membership.
Listings on the Websites are for contact purposes only. LISTINGS ON THE WEBSITES DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OF ANY SECURITIES FOR SALE. Listings do not include all of the terms and conditions relevant to assessing a potential transaction or investment. Listings are not intended to, and do not constitute an offer or solicitation to purchase or sell securities and do not include all of the terms of any offering or information required to be disclosed in connection with any such transaction or investment. Member acknowledges and agrees that it is not relying on information listed on the website in assessing potential transactions or investments, but that Member will seek any such information, and will rely solely on information received, from the party who listed the transaction.
TERM AND TERMINATION
Company offers listing privileges solely to Mergers and Acquisitions Forum Members of certain classes, those classes to be determined by the Company and which may be changed at any time.
Company offers search privileges of the Member submitted Content to the general public subject to Terms set forth herein.
Member submitted listings may remain on the Service for a period of 12 calendar months after which they will be removed. Such removed listings may be resubmitted by the original submitter for another 12 months subject to the same Terms and Conditions as the original listing.
Company provides this Service to select Members free of additional charge. However, Company reserves the right to begin charges for this service at any time. If charges change, Company will use best effort to notify affected Members prior to the change.
In the case that charges are instituted for this service Member, Member agrees to pay for all products ordered through the Company website, or via Company client services personnel (“Client Services”) using the payment method indicated and provides Company express authorization to charge said fees to their payment provider. Fees owed depend on the specific type and quantity of Company products, services, information, or deliverables (collectively “Deliverables”) ordered. Payment of fees shall not be contingent on any events other than the delivery of the ordered Deliverables. Any attorney fees, court costs, or other costs incurred in collection of delinquent undisputed amounts shall be the responsibility of and paid for by Member. If payment is not current, Company may immediately cease to provide any and all Deliverables to the customer. The fees paid for monthly subscriptions are non-refundable, regardless of whether the listing privilege is terminated prior to the end of the month or term. Fees paid for business listings and other products are not refundable. No partial month (or partial term if longer than a month) refunds will be provided. Member may cancel their Company product membership by contacting us only by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). All cancellation requests will be processed within two (2) business days, and a cancellation confirmation will be emailed to the email address on record for the account. The product and/or listing privilege will be deactivated at the end of the current billing term. Company reserves the right to change its fees or billing methods at any time. Company will provide timely notice to the affected Members of any such changes. It is Member’s responsibility to promptly provide Company with any contact or billing information changes or updates (including email address, credit card numbers, etc.).
The Member must notify Company about any billing problems, disputes or discrepancies (“Disputes”) within ninety (90) days after charges first appear on their account statement. If Member does not notify Company of a Dispute within ninety (90) days, Member agrees to waive their right to dispute such problems or discrepancies.
EMAIL SERVICES; UNSOLICITED COMMERCIAL EMAIL (SPAM)
Company prohibits the use of its system or its tools to generate or send unsolicited commercial email (spam).
Company retains all rights (including Intellectual Property Rights, as defined below), title and interest in the Websites and all underlying technology and data including any enhancements and improvements thereto as a result of providing the Deliverables hereunder. Member will not and will not allow others via manual or automated means (including the use of any robot, spider or other automated process): reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, merge, copy, use, disclose, sell or transfer the underlying source code or structure or sequence of Company’s technology or delete or alter author attributes or copyright notices. Member shall use the Company system solely for their own use and shall not allow others to use the Company system under or through that Member’s login ID/email and password. Further, Member shall not use Company products or services in an unlawful manner, such as for offensive, abusive, tortious, libelous, defamatory or other illegal purposes.
Intellectual Property Rights means all intellectual property rights (throughout the universe, in all media, now existing or created in the future, for all versions and elements, in all languages, and for the entire duration of such rights) arising under statutory or common law, contract, or otherwise, and whether or not perfected, including without limitation, (a) all rights associated with works of authorship including without limitation copyrights, moral rights, copyright applications, copyright registrations, synchronization rights; (b) rights associated with trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, trade dress, and the applications for registration and registrations of trademarks and service marks; (c) rights relating to the protection of trade secrets and confidential information; (d) rights analogous to those set forth in this definition and any and all other proprietary rights relating to intangible property; and (e) divisions, continuations, renewals, reissues, and extensions of the foregoing (as and to the extent applicable) now existing, later filed, issued, or acquired.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION
IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE OR OF DATA, OR INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS) ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT. Member’s exclusive remedy, and Company’s entire liability under this Agreement shall be a refund to Member of the fees paid to Company hereunder, if any, and in no event will Company’s liability for any reason exceed such fee, if any. Company (and its officers, directors, employees and agents) shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever arising from Member’s use of the Deliverables, and Member shall indemnify Company (and Company’s officers, directors, employees and agents), and hold each of them harmless from and against any and all costs, damages or losses by any of them (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) as a result of a claim by any person, entity, or government agency other than Member arising from Member’s use or application of the Services or the Deliverables.
ALTHOUGH COMPANY MAKES EFFORTS TO PROVIDE AN ACCURATE PRODUCT, THE LISTINGS AND SERVICE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” COMPANY DOES NOT REVIEW, ENDORSE, OR RECOMMEND ANY COMPANY CONTENT ARISING OUT OF THE SERVICE AND CUSTOMER USES SUCH COMPANY CONTENT AT CUSTOMER’S OWN RISK. COMPANY MAKES NO PROMISES, REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE LISTINGS OR SERVICE, INCLUDING THEIR ACCURACY, OPERATION, CONFORMITY TO ANY REPRESENTATION OR DESCRIPTION, OR THE EXISTENCE OF ANY LATENT OR PATENT DEFECTS, AND COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND, UNDER THE LAW OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE IMPLIED CONDITIONS OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY AND ACCEPTANCE AS WELL AS ANY STATE OR LOCAL JURISDICTIONAL ANALOGUES TO THE ABOVE AND ANY OTHER IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES.
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M&A FORUM MEMBERSHIP PROVISIONS
In addition to the General Provisions set forth above, the following additional provisions are specifically and only applicable to M&A Forum Membership. In the event of a conflict between the General Provisions and the M&A Forum Provisions, the M&A Forum Provisions shall control.
M&A FORUM MEMBERSHIP
The Company reserves the right to change its fees, payment frequency, or billing methods at any time. The Company will provide timely notice of any such changes.
All listings must be added in accordance with the Submission and Administration of Listings terms, as above. Listings may be for established businesses, business real estate for sale, business real estate for lease, or asset sales (e.g., sale of equipment, fixtures, applicable licenses, website domains, etc.). Member may not delete then re-submit the same listing in order to affect the listing status on the Websites. Listings for businesses that are no longer active or available for sale must be immediately removed from the Websites. No start-up businesses or new franchise opportunities may be advertised on the Websites. If you have an interest in posting start-up or new franchise opportunities on Websites, please contact Company at email@example.com. Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove any listing from the Service. Company reserves the right to remove listings that are deemed excessive in number or in violation of the Submission and Administration of Listings terms. Members may not create listings for sales of minority business interests or for funding requests.