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TERMS OF SERVICE
The following governs your use of this site, which is provided by PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC and located on the internet at dealers. www.autoexpertsusa.com (the “Site”). AUTOEXPERTS USA is a division of PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC.
If you do not agree to abide by these terms, please do not enter, browse, or use this site.
PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC is an online inventory management solutions company. We are not legally responsible for misrepresentation by dealers or anyone using our website and software, as we are essentially providing the same service as a printed newspaper advertisement.
Our site is designed to provide its users with AUTOEXPERTS USA online auction management applications and advanced inventory hosting solutions. You agree to (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information as prompted by the various forms you may access on this Site and (b) maintain and update such information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete at all times. If any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if we have reasonable grounds to so believe, we have the right to suspend or terminate your use of the Site. If we have reason to believe that you have used an identity other than your own, we will cooperate with any law enforcement investigation that may result from such misrepresentations and shall have the right, in our sole discretion, to disclose any information you provided to us in connection with such registration.
Your right to use this Site is conditioned on your timely payment of all applicable fees. All fees paid by you will be governed according to our Terms of Service. We reserve the right at any time to charge fees for access to Site content or services, or to portions of the existing Site content or services, or the Site as a whole. In no event will you be charged for access to any Site content or service, or to the Site as a whole, unless we obtain your prior agreement to pay such charges. If you do not consent to such charges, however, you may not have access to the paid content or service.
You agree NOT to use the Site to:
- Upload, store, post, email, disseminate, or otherwise transmit any: (a) material that is inaccurate, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, racist, bigoted or otherwise objectionable, (b) material that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships, (c) material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary right of any party, (d) advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation, except where specifically permitted, or (e) material that contains software viruses, worms, trojan horses, time bombs, canelbots, or any other malicious or invasive computer code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (f) engaging in any other activity deemed by PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. to be in conflict with the spirit or intent of this Site;
- Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- Promote any other personal, public or commercial entity;
- Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any material transmitted through the Site;
- Interfere with or disrupt the Site or servers or networks connected to the Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site;
- Try to gain access to areas that are private to PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. or to other AUTOEXPERTS USA users and/or members;
- Violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law or any regulation having the force of law;
- Stalk or otherwise harass another;
- Harm minors in any way, including, without limitation, to establish unlawful contact with minors (whether on or off the Site);
- Collect or harvest screen names;
- Collect or store personal data about other users of the Site; or solicit or attempt to discover a user’s password, screen name, or other registration information without the user’s express knowledge and consent;
- Promote or provide instructions of information about how to engage in illegal conduct or commit illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury, or promote any illegal act; or store any information or use any web page or directory you create for remote loading or as a door or signpost to another web page, whether inside or outside the Site.
Without limiting the foregoing, we and our designees shall have the right to remove any material that violates this Agreement, that we believe in good faith may create liability for us, or that we deem is otherwise objectionable. You acknowledge and agree that we may preserve material and may disclose material if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce this Agreement; (c) respond to claims that any material violates the right of third parties; or (d) in our sole judgment, protect the rights, property, or personal safety of AUTOEXPERTS USA and its users and the public.
You acknowledge that the Site contains information, data, software, photographs, graphs, typefaces, graphics, and other material (collectively “Content”) that are protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Content is copyrighted under the U.S. copyright laws, and PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. owns, among other things, a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such Content. You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. If no specific restrictions are displayed, you may make copies of select portions of the Content, provided that the copies are made only for your personal use and that you maintain any notices contained in the Content, such as all copyright notices, trademark legends, or other proprietary rights notices. Except as provided in the preceding sentence or as permitted by the fair use privilege under the U.S. copyright laws (see, e.g., 17 U.S.C. Section 107), you may not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute in any way Content protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner of the copyright or other propriety right.
AUTOEXPERTS USA and other marks indicated on the Site are registered trademarks of PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. Our graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks or trade dress of PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC.’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not the property of PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC., in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits AUTOEXPERTS USA or PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. All other trademarks and company names and logos not owned by us that appear on the Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC.
To obtain such consent, please contact:
Customer Service Department
PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC.
PO Box 578
39 Sullivan Farm
New Milford, CT 06776
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT NOTICE
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) provides recourse to copyright owners who believe that their rights under the United States Copyright Act have been infringed by acts of third parties over the Internet. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied without your authorization and is available on this site in a way that may constitute copyright infringement, you may provide notice of your claim to PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC.’s designated agent listed below. For your notice to be effective, it must include the following information: (1) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (2) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; (3) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material; (4) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted; (5) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (6) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. If a third party has wrongly filed a copyright infringement notice with PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. against you, and your access to the allegedly infringing material has been disabled, you have the right to provide PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC.’s designated agent with a counter notification. That notification must include the following information: (1) Physical or electronic signature of the subscriber; (2) Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled; (3) A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification; and (4) The subscriber’s name, address, telephone number and email address, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the subscriber’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.
PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC.’s designated agent is:
PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC.
PO Box 301
Southbury, CT 06488
This site may be hyper-linked to other sites that are not maintained by, or related to, AUTOEXPERTS USA and PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. Hyper-links to such sites are provided as a convenience and service to our users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this Site or AUTOEXPERTS USA and PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. has not reviewed any or all of such sites and is not responsible for the content of those sites. Hyper-links are to be accessed at your own risk, and AUTOEXPERTS USA makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness or accuracy of these hyper-links or the sites hyper-linked to this Site. Further, the inclusion of any hyper-link to a third-party site does not necessarily imply endorsement by PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. of that site.
DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You expressly agree that use of this Site and service is at your sole risk. Neither PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC., nor its affiliates or subsidiaries, nor any of its officers, directors, or employees, agents, third-party content providers, third-party service providers, merchants, sponsors, licensors (collectively, “Providers”), or the like, warrant that web sites affiliated with PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC., including but not limited to AUTOEXPERTS USA, will be uninterrupted, error-free, virus free or free of other defects. The information, products and services published on this Site may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Providers make no warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC.’s web sites or as to the accuracy, reliability, or currency of any information content, service, or merchandise provided through PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC.’s web sites. All of the information in this Site, whether historical in nature or forward-looking, speaks only as of the date the information is posted on this Site, and PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. does not undertake any obligation to update such information after it is posted or to remove such information from this Site if it is not, or is no longer, accurate or complete. THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. AND THE PROVIDERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, THE AVAILABILITY OF ANY GOODS OR SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS, INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. AND THE PROVIDERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. AND THE PROVIDERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. NO ORAL ADVICE OR WRITTEN INFORMATION GIVEN BY PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. NOR ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PROVIDERS, OR THE LIKE, SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND; NOR SHALL USER RELY ON ANY SUCH INFORMATION OR ADVICE. THE LIMITATION OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL APPLY NOTHWITHSTANDING ANY RELIANCE BY A USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM WWW.AUTOEXPERTSUSA.COM OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC.’S RECORDS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES, AND WHETHER OR NOT PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. AND/OR ANY OTHER PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT, MERCHANDISE, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH WWW.AUTOEXPERTSUSA.COM AND ALL OTHER WEBSITES AFFILIATED WITH PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
Your right to use our site is NOT transferable.
RIGHT TO MONITOR
PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. reserves the right to monitor all network traffic to our site to identify and/or block unauthorized attempts or intrusions to upload or change information or cause damage to our Site in any fashion. Anyone using our Site expressly consents to such monitoring by using our Site.
DATE LAST MODIFIED: JANUARY 1, 2006 © 2004 PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC.
PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC IS COMMITTED TO OUR CUSTOMERS’ PRIVACY!
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN
This Site is not intended for or directed to persons under the age of 18. PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. does not provide services for children. PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. does not knowingly solicit data from children and does not knowingly market to children. By providing PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. with any information, you represent to PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. that you are 18 years of age or older.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM YOU? WHY?
We collect and maintain a variety of information about you to assist you in the management of your auction inventory. The information we maintain includes, among other things:
your name, your phone number, and address (street and e-mail) information about your dealership information on motor vehicles you submit through this Site in accord with our Terms of Service. PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. is NOT in the business of selling, renting, or sharing your personally identifiable information to others and we disclose “personally identifiable” information only in the following ways.
We will only export data and information you provide us on this Site in accord with our Terms of Service.
PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. uses your personally identifiable information to communicate with you in the event we have any questions with regard to your online information form. We may also contact you to tell you about products and services provided by our other affiliates and other third-party organizations.
Cookies are a standard technology used by commercial web services to store small pieces of information on your hard drive by sending a small string of text to your browser. They make your use of this Site more pleasing and efficient by “personalizing” your user interface, for example, or identifying which parts of a site you have previously visited. They also enable us to pre-populate, or automatically fill out, forms and schedules, or to assist you in visiting multiple pages within the Site during the same session without having to re-enter your password multiple times. For your convenience, we also use longer-lasting cookies to display your email address on our sign-in form so that you do not have to retype your email address each time you log in to your AUTOEXPERTS USA account. They enable us to tailor the information you receive and to assist third party organizations with whom we have strategic alliances by identifying you as a PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. client, employee or AUTOEXPERTS USA website user.
USE OF IP ADDRESS
IP addresses are numbers that are automatically assigned to your computer, and, if associated with other individually identifiable information, could be considered personal information. User IP address information is used only for our internal tracking purposes.
CERTAIN EXCEPTIONAL DISCLOSURES
We may disclose your information if necessary to protect our legal rights, if the information relates to actual or threatened harmful conduct, or PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. has good faith belief that such action is necessary to (1) conform to the requirements of law or comply with governmental orders, court orders, or legal process served on AUTOEXPERTS USA or PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC., or (2) to protect and defend the property or rights of PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC., the users of this Site or the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk protection. If PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC. should ever file for bankruptcy, be acquired by, or merge with another company, we may sell the information you provide to us on the this Site to a third party or share your personal information with the acquiring or merging company.
HOW DO WE PROTECT INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
We offer secure web pages to collect certain kinds of user information and we store certain kinds of data in encrypted form. We follow reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by our web site reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved. Your information is protected in accordance with our Security Policy.
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP USER INFORMATION?
We generally keep user data on our server or in our archives for as long as we reasonably need it. We may alter this practice according to changing requirements. For example, we may delete some data if needed to free up storage space. We may keep other data for longer periods if the law requires it. In addition, information posted in a public forum could stay in the public domain indefinitely. Data management requests are administered in an orderly manner to the extent feasible and within our direct control. Please note that we have greater control over recently collected data than over archived data. Once data is removed from the system and archived, it may not be feasible to accommodate specific requests. In those cases, our general data retention policy applies.
YOUR CONSENT TO THIS POLICY
IF YOU HAVE A PRIVACY QUESTION
If you have a privacy question about this site, please email:
Customer Service: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or write to:
CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC.
PO Box 578
39 Sullivan Farm
New Milford, CT 06776
DATE LAST MODIFIED: MARCH 23, 2006 © 2004 PAUL MAXX INDUSTRIES, LLC.