Terms Of Use

AGREEMENT BETWEEN USER AND California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

The California (CA) Business Portal website is comprised of various web pages operated by California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).

The California Business Portal website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of the California Business Portal website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and notices.

MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE

GO-Biz reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which this website is offered, including, but not limited to, the charges associated with the use of the California Business Portal website.

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development and CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a linked site. CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development of the site or any association with its operators.

NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

As a condition of your use of the California Business Portal website, you warrant to CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development that you will not use the California Business Portal website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website.

USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

The CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send, and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
  • Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
  • Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
  • Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
  • Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  • Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  • Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
  • Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
  • Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development's sole discretion.

Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development does not control or endorse the content, messages, or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development.

Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction, and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.

MATERIALS PROVIDED TO CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development OR POSTED AT ANY CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development WEBSITE

CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input, or submit to any CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing, or submitting your Submission you are granting CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, its affiliated companies, and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development's sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing, or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input, or submit the Submissions.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development WEBSITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL, OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION..

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TERMINATION/ACCESS RESTRICTION

CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. GENERAL To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of California, U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Sacramento County, California, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website. Use of the CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development as a result of this agreement or use of the CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website. CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development's right to comply with governmental, court, and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website or information provided to or gathered by CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development with respect to the CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development with respect to the CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish of the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARKS:

All contents of the CA Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development website are: Copyright 2016 by GO-Biz and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

TRADEMARKS

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. The example companies, organizations, products, people, and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), if you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the information below to [INSERT EMAIL ADDRESS]. Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying us that your copyrighted material has been infringed. We will then take appropriate action, if any to disable or remove the material(s).

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  • 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;
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.