Terms Of Use 2017-09-22T04:03:05+00:00

Website Terms of Use

Website Terms of Use Agreement governs the use of this website, which is operated by Global Trade Funding, hereinafter referred to as “Global Trade Funding” or “we”. The publications, websites, web applications, mobile applications, RSS feeds, Atom feeds, podcasts, social network applications and any other website, application or URL operated by or under the Global Trade Funding name, or the name of a Global Trade Funding subsidiary or affiliate, along with any other feature, content, or application offered by Global Trade Funding shall hereinafter be referred to as the “Site” or collectively as the “Sites”. Global Trade Funding is based in the United States and the Sites are hosted in the United States.

Global Trade Funding furnishes the Site for informational purposes as well as the personal enjoyment and entertainment of our website visitors. By visiting the Sites (whether or not you are a registered member) or using the Global Trade Funding Sites, you accept and agree to be bound by this Terms of Use Agreement, including any future modifications (“Agreement”), and to abide by all applicable laws, rules and regulations (“Applicable Law”). Please read through this Agreement carefully. Global Trade Funding may modify this Agreement at any time and from time to time, and each such modification will be effective upon posting on the Site. All material modifications will apply prospectively only. Your continued use of the Site or the Global Trade Funding Sites following any such modification constitutes your acceptance and agreement to be bound by the Agreement as so modified.

It is, therefore, important that you review this Agreement regularly. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement and to abide by all Applicable Law, you must discontinue use of the Global Trade Funding Sites immediately. You may receive a copy of this Agreement by emailing us at the email address listed on our Contact page, referring to Terms of Use Agreement as the subject. Your access to and use of certain Global Trade Funding Sites may require you to accept additional terms and conditions applicable to such Global Trade Funding Site, in addition to this Agreement, and may require you to download Software or Content.

Eligibility For Site Registration And Account Security

Children under the age of 13 are not authorized to post messages or participate in “Forums” (as defined below) on the Global Trade Funding Sites. All registration information you submit to create an account must be accurate and must be kept updated. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are responsible for all use of your account. It is, therefore, critical that you do not share your password with anyone. You agree not to use the account, username, email address or password of another [member or subscriber] at any time. You agree to notify Global Trade Funding immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of, or access to, your account or password.

Termination

This Agreement remains in full force and effect while you use the Global Trade Funding Sites. You may terminate your [account/subscription] on the Site at any time, for any reason, by emailing info@globaltradefunding.com referring to Termination of Service. Global Trade Funding may terminate your account and/or access to the Global Trade Funding Sites at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. Furthermore, even after your user account or access to the Global Trade Funding Sites is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect. You agree that your account is non-transferable and any rights to your account terminate upon your death.

Fees

Although Global Trade Funding does not now charge subscription or any other fees for the use of our Sites, except as may be expressly provided in any individual Site, you acknowledge that Global Trade Funding reserves the right to charge subscription fees for all or any portion of the Global Trade Funding Sites. Global Trade Funding will provide you with at least 30 days advance notice of any such fees, including any change in the amount of such fees, and a way to cancel your account or subscription in the event you do not wish to pay the modified fee. If you continue to use the Global Trade Funding Sites after the subscription fee has been increased, you are expressly agreeing to the increased subscription fee and you will be responsible for paying such subscription fee for the balance of your subscription. If Global Trade Funding suspends or terminates your account and/or access to the Global Trade Funding Sites because you have breached the Agreement or violated Applicable Law, you will not be entitled to a refund of any unused portion of such fees or other payments.

Purchasing Site Services Or Products

If you purchase any service or product on any of the Global Trade Funding Sites, you may be required to provide personal information, including credit card and billing information, to an independent third party company or companies selected by, but not affiliated with, Global Trade Funding. Where the Processor is responsible for collecting, transmitting and/or processing your personal financial information and, in some instances, for fulfilling your order, all payment obligations for Site Products shall be governed by the terms of use/service and privacy policies of the Processor. If you make a purchase from the Site you are warranting that you are authorized to make the purchase using the form of payment card that you provide to the Processor. You must be 18 years of age or older to purchase a Site Product.Global Trade Funding makes no warranty, and accepts no liability for any loss or damages whatsoever, relating to or in connection with your placement of an order for a Site Product with the Processor. Global Trade Funding provides no refunds for purchases you make on the Site.

You are solely responsible for any and all transactions utilizing your Personal Financial Information, including, but not limited to, any and all charges. You acknowledge and agree that in the event Processor experiences a data breach that affects your Personal Financial Information, Global Trade Funding will in no way be responsible or liable to you for any such breach. Global Trade Funding will not store any record of Personal Financial Information related to purchases or other transactions you make through the Global Trade Funding Sites. You should therefore maintain records of all your transactions. If you have any questions regarding your transactions or believe that there is an error or unauthorized transaction or activity associated with transactions utilizing your personal financial information, you must contact the Processor.

Global Trade Funding Content

The Global Trade Funding Sites contain information, text, files, images, images, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, and any other materials or content, collectively referred to as “Content” or “Global Trade Funding Content”. Global Trade Funding Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and as between you and Global Trade Funding, Global Trade Funding owns and retains all rights in the Global Trade Funding Content and the Global Trade Funding Sites. Global Trade Funding hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license to access and display the Global Trade Funding Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal, non-commercial use in connection with viewing the Site and using the Global Trade Funding Sites. The Global Trade Funding Sites may also contain Content of users and other Global Trade Funding licensors. Except as provided in this Agreement or as expressly allowed on a Global Trade Funding Site, you may not copy, download, stream capture, reproduce, duplicate, archive, upload, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, retransmit, distribute, perform, display, sell or otherwise use any Content appearing on or through the Global Trade Funding Sites.

Except as expressly permitted by Global Trade Funding, you are strictly prohibited from creating works or materials, including but not limited to fonts, icons, link buttons, wallpaper, desktop themes, online postcards, montages, mash-ups and similar videos, greeting cards and unlicensed merchandise that derive from or are based on Global Trade Funding Content. This prohibition applies regardless of whether the derivative works or materials are sold, bartered or given away.

You may not either directly or through the use of any device, software, Internet site, web based service or other means remove, bypass, avoid interfere with or circumvent any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary marks on the Content or any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure associated with the Content. You may not build a business utilizing the Content, whether or not for profit. Furthermore, you may not create, recreate, distribute or advertise an index of any portion of the Content unless you receive prior written authorization from Global Trade Funding. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on Global Trade Funding Sites can be made by contacting Global Trade Funding via email at the email address listed on our Contact page referring to Content Request in the Subject line.

Your Use Of The Global Trade Funding Sites

The Global Trade Funding Sites are offered for your personal use only and may not be used for commercial purposes unless you receive prior written authorization from Global Trade Funding. Global Trade Funding reserves the right to remove commercial content in its sole discretion. You understand that you are responsible for all Content that you post, upload, transmit, email or otherwise make available on, through or in connection with the Global Trade Funding Sites, collectively referred to as “User Content”. Accordingly, please choose carefully the information that you post on, through or in connection with the Global Trade Funding Sites. You understand that Global Trade Funding does not control the User Content posted by users via the Global Trade Funding Sites and, as such, you understand you may be exposed to offensive, indecent, inaccurate or otherwise objectionable Content.

Global Trade Funding assumes no responsibility or liability for this type of Content. If you become aware of misuse of the Global Trade Funding Sites, please report this to us immediately by emailing info@globaltradefunding.com referring to Misuse of Global Trade Funding Sites in the Subject line. Global Trade Funding assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Global Trade Funding Sites for inappropriate Content or conduct.

If at any time, Global Trade Funding chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Global Trade Funding Sites, Global Trade Funding nonetheless assumes no responsibility for Content other than Global Trade Funding Content, assumes no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of any user.

You Agree Not To Use The Global Trade Funding Sites To:

  1. Post, upload or otherwise transmit or link to Content that is: unlawful; threatening; harmful; abusive; pornographic or includes nudity; offensive; harassing; excessively violent; tortuous; defamatory; invasive of the privacy of someone else, publicity, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, contract or other rights; false or misleading; obscene; vulgar; libelous; hateful; or discriminatory;
  2. Violate the rights of others including patent, trademark, trademark, trade secret, copyright, privacy, publicity or other proprietary rights;
  3. Harass or harm another person;
  4. Exploit or endanger a minor;
  5. Impersonate or attempt to impersonate any person or entity;
  6. Introduce or engage in activity that involves the use of viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network;
  7. Interfere with, damage, disable, disrupt, impair, create an undue burden on, or gain unauthorized access to the Global Trade Funding Sites, including Global Trade Funding’ servers, networks or accounts;
  8. Cover, remove, disable, block or obscure advertisements or other portions of the Global Trade Funding Sites;
  9. Use technology or any automated system such as scripts or bots in order to collect user names, passwords, email addresses or other data from the Global Trade Funding Sites, or to circumvent or modify any security technology or software that is part of the Global Trade Funding Sites;
  10. Send or cause to send (directly or indirectly) unsolicited bulk messages or other unsolicited bulk communications of any kind through the Global Trade Funding Sites. If you do so, you acknowledge you will have caused substantial harm to Global Trade Funding, but that the amount of harm would be extremely difficult to measure. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay Global Trade Funding $50 for each actual or intended recipient of such communication;
  11. Solicit, collect or request any personal information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
  12. Post, upload or otherwise transmit an image or video of another person without that person’s consent;
  13. Engage in commercial activity (including but not limited to sales, contests, or sweepstakes) without Global Trade Funding’ prior written consent;
  14. Use the Global Trade Funding Sites to advertise or promote competing services;
  15. Use the Global Trade Funding Sites in a manner inconsistent with any and all Applicable Law;
  16. Attempt, facilitate or encourage others to do any of the foregoing.

Global Trade Funding reserves the right, but disclaims any obligation or responsibility, to remove User Content that violates this Agreement, as determined by Global Trade Funding in its sole discretion. You acknowledge Global Trade Funding reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Global Trade Funding’ sole discretion, violates this Agreement, including but not limited to, terminating their user account and/or reporting such User Content, conduct, or activity to law enforcement authorities.

You acknowledge, consent and agree that Global Trade Funding may access, preserve or disclose information you provide to the Site, including User Content, when Global Trade Funding has a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect or defend the legal rights or property of Global Trade Funding, our parents, subsidiaries or affiliates (“Affiliated Companies”), or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of our agreements); (ii) protect the safety and security of users of the Global Trade Funding Sites or members of the public including acting in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; or (iv) comply with the law or legal process.

Message Boards And Public Forums

The Site offers users the ability to post public messages on message boards and forums (“Forums”), which may be open to the public generally, to all members of the Site, or to a select group of members to a specific Forum group. You acknowledge that messages posted on such Forums are public, and Global Trade Funding cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose through any Forum; you make such disclosures at your own risk. Global Trade Funding is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any information posted on a Forum, and shall not be responsible for any decisions made based on such information. Global Trade Funding reserves the right, but disclaims any obligation or responsibility, to prevent you from posting. User Content to any Forum and to restrict or remove your User Content from a Forum for any reason at any time.

Your Proprietary Rights

Global Trade Funding does not claim any ownership rights in the User Content that you post, upload, email transmit, or otherwise make available on, through or in connection with the Global Trade Funding Sites; provided, however, that User Content shall not include any Content posted by a user that is already owned by Global Trade Funding or any affiliate. By posting any User Content on, through or in connection with the Global Trade Funding Sites, you hereby grant to Global Trade Funding and our affiliates, licensees and authorized users, a perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid and royalty-free, sub-licensable, transferable license to use, modify, excerpt, adapt, create derivative works and compilations based upon, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such User Content on, through or in connection with the Global Trade Funding Sites or in connection with any distribution or syndication thereof to Third Party Services, as defined below, on and through all media formats now known or hereafter devised, for any and all purposes including, but not limited to, promotional, marketing, trade or commercial purposes. Global Trade Funding’ use of such User Content shall not require any further notice to you and such use shall be without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity. Global Trade Funding reserves the right to limit the storage capacity of User Content that you post on, through or in connection with the Global Trade Funding Sites.

You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the User Content posted by you on, through or in connection with the Global Trade Funding Sites, or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this Section, and (ii) the posting of User Content by you on, through or in connection with the Global Trade Funding Sites and Third Party Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person or entity by reason of the use of any User Content posted by you on or through the Global Trade Funding Sites or Third Party Services.

Copyrights, Trademarks And Other Intellectual Property

Global Trade Funding respects the intellectual property of others, and requires that our users do the same. You may not upload, embed, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. Global Trade Funding has a policy of terminating repeat infringers’ access to the Global Trade Funding Sites in appropriate circumstances. If you believe that any material residing on or linked to from the Site infringes your copyright, please send us a notification of claimed infringement via email at info@globaltradefunding.com referring to Infringement in the Subject line and include all of the following information: (a) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (b) identification of the claimed infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material on the Global Trade Funding Sites (such as the URL(s) of the claimed infringing material); (c) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address; (d) 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; (e) a statement by you that the above information in your notification is accurate and a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed or are authorized to act on the owner’s behalf; and (f) your physical or electronic signature.

Third Party Links And Services

The Global Trade Funding Sites may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites, applications, resources or other services created by third parties (“Third Party Services”). When you engage with a Third Party Service, you are interacting with the third party, not with Global Trade Funding. If you choose to use a Third Party Service and share information with it, the Third Party Services may use and share your data in accordance with the Third Party Service’s privacy policy and your privacy settings on such Third Party Service. In addition, the third party providing the Third Party Service may use other parties to provide portions of the application or service to you, such as technology, development or payment services. Global Trade Funding is not responsible for and makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Third Party Services or the providers of such Third Party Services (including, but not limited to, the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by such Third Party Service or the privacy practices thereof). Inclusion of any Third Party Service or a link thereto on the Global Trade Funding Sites does not imply approval or endorsement of the Third Party Service.

Global Trade Funding is not responsible for the content or practices of any websites other than the Site, even if the website links to the Site and even if it is operated by an affiliate or a company otherwise connected with the Site. By using the Global Trade Funding Sites, you acknowledge and agree that Global Trade Funding is not responsible or liable to you for any content or other materials hosted and served from any website other than the Site. When you access Third Party Services, you do so at your own risk. Global Trade Funding encourages you not to provide any personally identifiable information to any Third Party Service unless you know and are comfortable with the party with whom you are interacting. If you are interested in creating hypertext links to the Site, you must contact us via email at the email address listed on our Contact page referring to Link Request in the Subject line before doing so. In establishing links, you must not represent in any way, expressly or by implication, that you have received the endorsement, sponsorship or support of the Site or Global Trade Funding, including its respective employees, agents, directors, officers or shareholders.

Member Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of Global Trade Funding Sites, providers of Third Party Services or any other parties with whom you interact on, through or in connection with the Global Trade Funding Sites. Global Trade Funding reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with these disputes.

Disclaimers

Global Trade Funding Sites are provided “as is” and “as available” and Global Trade Funding does not guarantee or promise any specific results from use of the Global Trade Funding Sites. Global Trade Funding expressly disclaims any warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. In particular, Global Trade Funding makes no warranty that your use of the Global Trade Funding Sites will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free or that any information obtained by you on, through or in connection with the Global Trade Funding Sites or Third Party Services (including but not limited to, through User Content or third party advertisements) will be accurate or reliable. Under no circumstances will Global Trade Funding be responsible for any loss or damage, including but not limited to, property damage, personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Global Trade Funding Sites, problems or technical malfunction in connection with use of the Global Trade Funding Sites, attendance at a Global Trade Funding event, any material downloaded or otherwise obtained in connection with the Global Trade Funding Sites, any User Content, third party advertisement or Third Party Service posted on, through or in connection with the Global Trade Funding Sites, or the conduct of any users of the Global Trade Funding Sites, whether online or offline. Your use of User Content, third party advertisements, Third Party Services and the goods or services provided by any third parties is solely your responsibility and at your own risk. User Content, third party advertisements and Third Party Services do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Global Trade Funding.

Limitation On Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL GLOBAL TRADE FUNDING BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE Global Trade Funding SITES, EVEN IF GLOBAL TRADE FUNDING HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING CONTAINED HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY, GLOBAL TRADE FUNDING’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO GLOBAL TRADE FUNDING FOR THE GLOBAL TRADE FUNDING SITES DURING THE TERM OF YOUR USE OF THE GLOBAL TRADE FUNDING SITES.

US Export Controls

Software available in connection with the Global Trade Funding Sites, hereinafter referred to as the “Software” is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the Global Trade Funding Sites or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of US export laws. Downloading or using the Software is at your sole risk.

Disputes

This Agreement will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Global Trade Funding agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Denton County, Texas to resolve any dispute arising out of this Agreement or the Global Trade Funding Sites. YOU HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT YOU MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS, CROSS-CLAIMS, OR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Global Trade Funding, its affiliates, subcontractors and other partners, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site or the Global Trade Funding Sites, your breach of this Agreement, your violation of any rights of another or any Content that you post or otherwise submit on, through or in connection with the Global Trade Funding Sites.

Unsolicited Submissions

Global Trade Funding does not knowingly accept, via the Global Trade Funding Sites or otherwise, unsolicited submissions including, without limitation, submissions of books, programming ideas, blog ideas, articles, scripts, story lines, fan fiction, characters, drawings, information, suggestions, proposals, ideas or concepts. Global Trade Funding’s policy is to simply delete any such submission without reading it or forwarding it to other Global Trade Funding staff or staff of its affiliates. Therefore, any similarity between an unsolicited submission and any elements in any Global Trade Funding creative work including, without limitation, a program, film, series, story, title or concept would be purely coincidental. If unsolicited submissions are sent to Global Trade Funding via the Global Trade Funding Sites (including but not limited to any public forum), however, such submissions and copyright become the property of Global Trade Funding and may be used, copied, sub-licensed, adapted, transmitted, distributed, publicly performed, published, displayed or deleted as Global Trade Funding sees fit. You agree that you are not entitled to any compensation, credit or notice whatsoever and that by sending an unsolicited submission you waive the right to make any claim against Global Trade Funding or affiliate relating to unsolicited submissions, including, without limitation, unfair competition, breach of implied contract or breach of confidentiality.

Employment Opportunities

Global Trade Funding may, from time to time, post employment opportunities on the Global Trade Funding Sites and/or invite users to submit resumes to it. If you choose to submit your name, contact information, resume and/or other personal information to Global Trade Funding in response to employment listings, you are authorizing Global Trade Funding to utilize this information for all lawful and legitimate hiring and employment purposes. Global Trade Funding also reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to forward the information you submit to its affiliates for legitimate business purposes. Nothing in this Agreement or contained in the Global Trade Funding Sites will constitute a promise by Global Trade Funding to contact, interview, hire or employ any individual who submits information to it, nor will anything in this Agreement or contained in the Global Trade Funding Sites constitute a promise that Global Trade Funding will review any or all of the information submitted to it by users of the Global Trade Funding Sites.

Limited License to Use the Website

Except as specifically permitted below, nothing contained in these Terms or the website itself either grants or will be construed to grant to you or any third party any title or interest in, or any license or right to use or reproduce, any image, text, software, code, trademark, logo or service mark contained in the website, including without limitation the name or logo of Global Trade Funding. Any data that you transmit to the website (including without limitation personally-identifiable information) becomes the property of Global Trade Funding and may be used by Global Trade Funding for any lawful purpose without restriction, subject to the privacy policy set forth below. Global Trade Funding reserves, and will enforce to the fullest extent possible, all rights that it may have with respect to copyright and trademark ownership of all material contained in the website. Global Trade Funding grants you a limited, non-exclusive license to display and otherwise use portions of the website solely for your own private, non-commercial informational purposes only, and to print pages from the website only in connection with that use. You may not modify, distribute, transmit, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any text, graphics, logos and other source-identifying symbols, designs, icons, images, or other information, software or code obtained from the website.

No Warranty

Global Trade Funding, its affiliates, and their officers, directors, principals, agents and employees make no representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the suitability or other characteristics of the information and materials contained on or presented through the website. All such information and materials are provided “as is”, without any warranty of any kind. Global Trade Funding hereby further disclaims all warranties and conditions with regard to such information and materials, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement and availability.

Miscellaneous

This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.