Privacy Policy

Please read these terms carefully before using this site. By using this site, you signify your assent to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the site.

Restrictions on Use of Materials
This entire World Wide Web site is copyrighted under Untied States law and protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. You may not copy, reproduce, modify, publish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way, without Goss’ prior written permission, any and all materials (“Materials”) on the site. You may download or print one copy of the Materials for personal, non-commercial use. This is a license, not a transfer of title, and is subject to the following restrictions: you may not (a) modify the Materials or use them for any commercial purpose, or any public display, sale or rental; (b) remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from the Materials; (c) transfer the Materials to another person. You agree to prevent any unauthorized copying of the Materials. The use of any Material on any other Web site or networked computer environment is prohibited.

These files may not be used to construct any kind of database
In the event you download any software from the site, the software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, the “software”) are licensed to you by Goss. Goss does not transfer title to the software to you. You own the medium on which the software is recorded, but Goss retains full and complete title to the software, and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the software to a human-perceivable form.

Termination
This agreement is effective until terminated by either party. You may terminate this agreement at any time by destroying all materials obtained from any and all Goss’ site(s) and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise. This agreement will terminate immediately without notice from Goss if in Goss’ sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of this agreement. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this site and any and all other Goss site(s) and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise.

Disclaimer
THIS SITE AND ALL OF THE INFORMATION IT CONTAINS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. Goss does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components. Goss does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise. You (and not Goss) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of all implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you, or may only apply to you in part.

Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall Goss be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this site, or resulting from the alteration or deletion of any posted messages, even if Goss or a Goss authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Applicable law may not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability or incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. If it does not apply, you agree that the limitation or exclusion applies to the maximum extend permissible by law. In no event shall Goss’ total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence) or otherwise exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this site.

Indemnification
You agree to indemnify and hold Goss, its officers, directors, owners, agents and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of this site, the violation of these Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you, or other user of the site using your computer, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. Goss reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of (but not the liability for) any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.

Links to other Web Sites
Goss makes no representation whatsoever regarding the content of any other web sites, which you may access from the Goss Web site. Goss is not responsible for the availability of non-Goss websites and 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. Goss shall not be liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on non-Goss websites or resources. All concerns regarding any external link should be directed to its respective site administrator or webmaster.

Discussion Board
All messages appearing on the Goss Net(TM) Discussion Board are the sole responsibility of the person posting the message. You, and not Goss, are entirely responsible for all information and material that you post to the Discussion Board. GOSS DOES NOT CONTROL THE CONTENT OF ANY POSTED MESSAGES AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, INTEGRITY OR QUALITY OF ANYTHING POSTED ON THE DISCUSSION BOARD. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL GOSS BE LIABLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY POSTINGS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE DISCUSSION BOARD.

The following actions, among others, may result in removal of messages and/or termination of your access to the Discussion Board:

  • Using the Discussion Board for illegal purpose or for the transmission of material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, tortuous or otherwise objectionable.
  • Posting or transmitting third-party copyrighted information or in any way infringing on the intellectual property rights, contractual or fiduciary rights of others.
  • Using the service for transmission of junk mail, spam, chain letters, or unsolicited mass distribution of e-mail.
  • Impersonating any person or entity or falsely stating or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity.
  • Posting improper or off-topic messages, including messages that advocate unsafe maintenance or operating proceedures.
  • Violating the letter or spirit of the Terms of Use.

 

Goss and its designees shall have the right in their sole discretion to edit, refuse to post, or remove any message posted on the Discussion Board. You agree to indemnify and hold Goss harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your violation of these terms and conditions or your violation of any rights of another.

About material posted on the Discussion Board
You agree that upon posting information on the Discussion Board, you grant Goss and its successors and assigns a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, perpetual, non-revocable license under your copyrights or other intellectual property rights, if any, in such material to use, distribute, display, reproduce, and create derivative works from such material in any and all media, in any manner, whole or part, without any duty to account to you. You also grant Goss the right to authorize the downloading and printing of such material, or any portion thereof, by end users for their personal use.

Message boards sometimes contain materiel which users have copied electronically from other sources. Because there are many thousands of possible sources spread out across the Internet, e.g., newspapers, scientific journals and bulletin boards, it is impossible to determine if any message on the Discussion Board infringes the copyright of another party. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify Goss so that the situation can be promptly addressed. You may notify us through the Contact Page.

Privacy
It is Goss’ policy to take reasonable measures to respect the privacy of Goss’ users. Goss will take reasonable measures not to disclose information about you or the content of your communications other than Content that is publicly available or accessible via the Discussion board, except that Goss may do so in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary (a) to comply with the law; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to enforce these terms and conditions; (d) to respond to claims that any content on the site violates the rights of third parties; or (e) to protect the interests of Goss or others.

Other
This site is controlled by Goss from its offices within the United States of America. Goss makes no representation that Materials in the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where their content is illegal is prohibited.

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision in this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties.

Goss shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of its web site(s), including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use.

Goss shall have the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to use of its web site(s), or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions, including, but not limited to, adding fees and charges for use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on Goss’ web site or by electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means by which users obtain notice thereof. Any use of Goss’ web site(s) after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by users of such changes, modifications or additions.