Terms and Conditions

Introduction

Prior to becoming a user of The Guide Connection, you must read and accept all of the terms and conditions in, and linked to, these terms and conditions.   The terms and conditions may be periodically amended from time to time at the discretion of The Guide Connection without notification to members.

Using The Guide Connection
While using The Guide Connection, users will not:
  • violate any laws, third party rights, or our policies;
  • use our sites or services if you are not able to form legally binding contracts, are under the age of 18, or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended from our sites;
  • interfere with other user's profiles or information;
  • circumvent or manipulate The Guide Connections fee structure, the billing process, or fees owed to The Guide Connection;
  • post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, or libelous content (including personal information);
  • take any action that may undermine the feedback or ratings systems (such as displaying, importing or exporting feedback information off of the sites or using it for purposes unrelated to The Guide Connection);
  • transfer your account or profile (including feedback) and user ID to another party without our consent;
  • distribute or post spam, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
  • distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm The Guide Connection, or the interests or property of The Guide Connection users;
  • copy, modify, or distribute content from the sites and The Guide Connection's copyrights and trademarks; or
  • harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent.
Abusing The Guide Connection

The Guide Connection will work to keep our site(s) and service(s) working properly and user information safe.  Please report problems, offensive content, and policy violations immediately.

Without limiting other remedies, we may limit, suspend or terminate our service and user accounts, prohibit access to our website, delay or remove content, and take technical and legal steps to keep users off the sites if we think that they are creating problems, possible legal liabilities, or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies.   We also reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed accounts or accounts that have been inactive for a long time.

Fees and Services

Certain fees do apply for The Guide Connection services as outlined throughout the user enrollment process.  The Guide Connection may choose to temporarily change the fees for our services for promotional events (for example, free listing days) or new services, and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event or new service on the sites.

Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in U.S. Dollars.  You are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated with our sites and services in a timely manner with a valid payment method.  If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms.  (This includes charging other payment methods on file with us, retaining collection agencies and legal counsel.)

Content

When you give us content, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright, trademark, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future.

For the convenience of users, we may offer catalogs of stock images, descriptions and product specifications, which are provided by third-parties.  While we try to offer reliable data, we cannot promise that the catalogs will always be accurate and up-to-date.  Users are responsible for ensuring that listings are accurate and do not include misleading information.

Liability

You will not hold The Guide Connection responsible for other users' content, actions or inactions.  We are not involved in the actual service provided between users.  We have no control over and do not guarantee the use, quality, safety or legality of the service provided, the truth or accuracy of users’ content.

The Guide Connection is not liable for any loss of money, goodwill, or reputation, or any special, indirect, or consequential damages arising out of your use of our sites and services.

Regardless of the previous paragraph, if we are found to be liable, our liability to you or to any third party is limited to the greater of (a) the total fees you paid to us in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to the liability, and (b) $100.

Release

If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

Access and Interference

Much of the information on the sites is updated on a real-time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to The Guide Connection by our users or third parties.  You agree that you will not use any means to access the sites for any purpose without our express written permission.

Additionally, you agree that you will not:

  • take any action that imposes or may impose (in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  • copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, or publicly display any content (except for Your Information) from the sites without the prior expressed written permission of The Guide Connection and the appropriate third party, as applicable;
  • interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the sites or any activities conducted on the sites; or
  • bypass measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the sites.
Privacy

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.  We store and process your information on computers located in the United States that are protected by physical as well as technological security devices.  You can access and modify the information you provide us and choose not to receive certain communications.  If you object to your Information being transferred or used in this way please do not use our services.

Indemnity

You will indemnify and hold us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees), harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

No Agency

No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.

Notices

Except as explicitly stated otherwise, legal notices shall be served on The Guide Connection’s national registered agent (in the case of The Guide Connection) or to the email address you provide to The Guide Connection during the registration process (in your case).  Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid.  Alternatively, The Guide Connection may give you legal notice by mail to the address provided during the registration process.  In such case, notice shall be deemed given three days after the date of mailing.