TERMS OF USE

Last Updated: October 10, 2012

Welcome to the Customer Online Management System ("COMS") and all of its component parts, including, without limitation, Analytics Online (collectively, the "Site"). GE Commercial Distribution Finance LLC including its affiliates (collectively, "Providers") provide the Site to you subject to these Terms of Use..

 

1.    Acceptance of Terms of Use; Privacy Notice. These Terms of Use constitute a binding agreement between you (in your corporate capacity and/or as an authorized employee or agent of the legal entity that you represent) ("you", "your", or "yourself") and Providers. PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY. By clicking the "I accept" button, completing the registration process, and/or accessing or using the Site, you agree to accept and be bound by these Terms of Use, including the Privacy Notice for the Site. These Terms of Use also supersede the terms and conditions of any existing Manufacturer Online Agreement, Customer On-Line Management System ("COMS") Agreement, Electronic Access Agreement, or any other written agreement relating to the access, use, or any subject matter relating to the Site between you and any of the Providers. In the event of a conflict between these Terms of Use and the terms of any other written agreement between you and any of the Providers regarding access and/or use of the Site, these Terms of Use apply and govern. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU MAY NOT USE THE SITE.

2.    Registration. In order to use the Site, you may be required to complete an initial registration form and become an "Authorized User." As part of such registration process, you will be required to provide Providers with certain information about yourself, including personally identifiable information, (collectively, "User Information") which you represent and warrant will be current, accurate, and complete at the time of registration. Providers reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to reject any registration for any lawful reason. Registrants whose request for access is rejected may not use the Site, attempt to re-register without Providers' prior express consent, or re-register using another individual's information. All Authorized Users agree to promptly update their User Information as necessary to ensure that such information at all times remains current, accurate, and complete.

3.    Passwords and Security. Use of the Site may require use of a username and password (together, "Password"). You will be provided with the option to designate a Password and Site access administrator in accordance with the instructions set forth on the Site. Your administrator will be responsible for, among other things, (i) granting access levels to, designating roles for, and setting security levels for Authorized Users of the Site, (ii) creating Passwords for Authorized Users, (iii) monitoring the Site usage by Authorized Users, (iv) terminating Site access to Authorized Users who violate these Terms of Use, whose roles and responsibilities and/or security levels change, and who are no longer employed by You, (v) making payments you owe to Providers arising from your financing or other agreements with Providers in accordance with these Terms of Use , and (vi) disclosing to, training, and ensuring compliance with these Terms of Use by all Authorized Users. Before designating an Authorized User, you agree to inform each such Authorized User that his or her use of the Site is subject to these Terms of Use and that access to the Site will be allowed to him or her only in compliance with these Terms of Use. You shall be responsible for the security of your Password and agree to take all reasonable precautions to protect the security and integrity of all Passwords and to prevent their unauthorized use. Your Passwords should never be shared with anyone except as noted below. You will be solely responsible for all actions taken or not taken by an Authorized User or that arise from the use or misuse of your Password, including, without limitation, all electronic fund transfers, all downloads, uploads or display of information and/or data, and transmissions by you or any third party of electronic records and electronic signatures. For the avoidance of doubt, your responsibilities as detailed under this section apply not only to your individual Password and all actions related to its use or misuse, but also, where applicable, to the Passwords of any Authorized Users accessing the Site who are subject to your control as employees or otherwise. You will also immediately notify Providers in writing if you become aware of any unauthorized electronic fund transfers, access or use of your Passwords and/or the Site, any other breach of security, or if any of your Passwords are lost or stolen.  Such notice shall not release you from responsibility for such loss, theft, security breach, unauthorized access or use of your Password and/or the Site prior to Providers' receipt of such notice from you. From time to time, Providers' support staff may log in to the Site in order to maintain or improve the service offerings, including the provision of assistance with technical issues. You hereby acknowledge and consent to such access. Providers shall be entitled but not obliged, in their sole and absolute discretion, to assess your Password and, if Providers determine that you are using a Password it considers insecure, may at their discretion require you to change the Password and/or terminate your access to the Site.

4.    Fees. The Site is provided to you by the Providers without cost and for your convenience. If Providers elect to charge a fee in the future, Providers will do so in accordance and compliance with Section 5.

5.    Changes to Terms of Use. Providers reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to amend these Terms of Use at any time. IN THE EVENT OF ANY MATERIAL CHANGES, A NOTIFICATION WILL BE POSTED ON THE SITE FOR THIRTY (30) DAYS. Your continued use of the Site after such changes are posted will constitute your agreement to and acceptance of any and all such changes. Therefore, it is recommended that you periodically check the Site for updates.

6.    Capacity to Contract. Use of the Site may result in the formation of contracts between residents of different jurisdictions. In order to use the Site, you must have the legal capacity to contract under the laws of the jurisdiction from which you are accessing the Site. Minors (i.e., individuals younger than the age specified by the applicable jurisdiction's law at which they can enter into a legally binding contract) may not use the Site. By using the Site, you represent that you have the legal capacity or authorization to form binding contracts.

7.    Consent to Electronic Transactions. Your affirmative actions in using the Site, such as clicking "I Accept", "Submit", "Yes" and the like, and/or down loading or up loading of data, signify that you agree to, adopt, and execute the action or electronic record with the intention to be legally bound. "Electronic records" refer to records or information created, generated, sent, communicated, received, presented, or stored electronically. Such affirmative actions will have the same legal force, effect, validity, and enforceability as if you affixed a written signature to the electronic record, and such electronic signature and electronic record shall be deemed to satisfy the writing and delivery requirements of any applicable law. You agree to transmit, view, and receive electronic records through the Site via the Internet using your Password. Our electronic or other properly stored copy of such electronic signatures and electronic records shall be deemed to be the true, complete, valid, authentic, and enforceable copy of them. You agree not to contest the admissibility, legal effect, validity, or enforceability of such electronic signatures or electronic records in any proceedings arising out of the use of the Site. Further, you (a) acknowledge that, regardless of whether you are using a web browser with security features, we are unable to ensure that data contained in any related Internet transmission between us will not be intercepted by third parties, and (b) agree that Providers will not be liable should any such interception occur.

8.    Consent to Receipt of Electronic Communications. You agree and intend that these Terms of Use evidence and affirm your consent to receive electronic communications of documents including transaction statements, billing statements, and any other records that may be provided by Providers via the Site from time to time, in lieu of written records of such documents or communications (the "Documents"). You understand and acknowledge that you have the following rights and responsibilities:

 

a.       you may elect to receive the Documents in hard copy by withdrawing your consent to receive electronic communications by calling your account representative or by addressing a withdrawal request by email to your account representative.  A withdrawal request will not become effective sooner than 15 days from the date that you provide Providers with requisite notice and you will remain responsible for all activity or transactions initiated prior to deactivation of your access privileges, including, without limitation, any applicable charges for the term during which the termination date occurred;

b.      your withdrawal of consent to receive electronic communications may result in imposition of other conditions, as Providers determine are necessary, in their sole and reasonable discretion, including the imposition of charges to offset costs incurred by Providers in delivering written hard copy communications instead of electronic communications described herein. However, no such fees will be instituted unless published on the Site (or other commonly accessible website) for access and notice to users of such resources, or unless Providers otherwise provide you with written notice thereof. Notices by electronic publication will be deemed effective when posted or published on such site(s) for general dissemination, or upon such later time as the notice may indicate; 

c.       your consent to receive electronic communications specifically under this section is limited to content and data relating to the Documents, and does not apply to other notices or communications between you and Providers; 

d.      you may request a written copy of an electronic communication after consenting thereto, subject to: (i) your payment of the fees chargeable by Providers for producing and delivering such written hard copy; which Providers may determine and establish from time to time in their sole discretion and (ii) Provider's record retention policy in effect from time to time; 

e.      you are responsible to review electronic communications presented via the Site on a continuous basis; you are required to take any action to acknowledge, correct, or reply to electronic communications in a timely manner within such designated periods as may be established by Providers; and

f.      all electronic communications provided through the Site will be deemed to have been received by you at such time as they are made available on the Site by Providers, regardless of whether and when you actually review such electronic communications.

 

9.    Information Accuracy. You warrant that you will only submit and/or post information on the Site that is accurate and complete. Providers do not review, check, or verify the accuracy or completeness, and are not responsible for the content of, any information submitted to, transmitted through, and posted on the Site by any Authorized User.

 

10.  User Conduct. You agree that you will not:

a.     Use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site.

b.    Interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse, the Site, or any services, system resources, accounts, servers, or networks connected to or accessible through the Site or affiliated or linked sites. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g., password guessing programs, spoofing, cracking tools or network probing tools) is strictly prohibited. If you become involved in any violation of system security, Providers reserve the right to release your details to system administrators at other websites in order to assist them in resolving security incidents.

c.     Disrupt or interfere with any other person's use of the Site or affiliated or linked sites.

d.    Attempt to obtain unauthorized access to the Site or portions of the Site that are restricted from general access.

e.    Use or attempt to use another's account, service, or system without authorization from Providers.

f.      Create or use a false identity on the Site.

g.    Post or otherwise disseminate on or through the Site harassing, defamatory, libelous, tortious, offensive, threatening, obscene, or otherwise unlawful communications or materials of any kind, or materials that infringe or violate any third party's copyright, trademark, trade secrets, privacy, or other proprietary or property right or that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable law.

h.    Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy the web pages or the content contained at the Site.

i.      Allow access to or use of the Site or any component thereof by or for the benefit of third parties who are not Authorized Users, including, without limitation, providing timeshare services, service bureau services, outsourcing or consulting services, or displaying and/or demonstrating the Site or any content thereof, without Providers' prior written consent, or for any unlawful purpose or in furtherance of any unlawful purpose.

j.      Upload or transmit to Providers' computer systems any computer virus, worm, time bomb, or other harmful programming routine.

k.     Frame any of the content of the Site, nor incorporate into another Site or other service any intellectual property of Providers or their licensors.

 

11.   Suspension or Termination of Access Rights. Providers reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to investigate suspected violations of these Terms of Use, and to suspend or terminate any Authorized User's use of all or part of the Site upon their reasonable belief that such Authorized User is in breach of any provision of these Terms of Use. Authorized Users whose rights have been suspended or terminated for violation of these Terms of Use may not, without Providers' prior permission, re-register (or cause a third party to register on their behalf) for use of the Site. 

12.   Changes to or Suspension of Service. Providers reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to change, add, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time. 

13.   Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability. (a) THIS SITE, THE SOFTWARE, CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SERVICE, DOCUMENTATION, REPORTS, AND DATA IS PROVIDED BY PROVIDERS ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, DOCUMENTATION, REPORTS, AND DATA INCLUDED ON OR OFFERED BY THIS SITE OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE OR OTHER MEANS SHOULD NOT BE QUOTED OR OTHERWISE REFERRED TO IN ANY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OR IN ANY OTHER DOCUMENTS NOR SHOULD IT BE FURNISHED TO ANY GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY OR OTHER PERSON UNLESS REQUIRED BY LAW. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, PROVIDERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, CLAIMS, OR REPRESENTATIONS, EITHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, NOR ARE THERE ANY WARRANTIES CREATED BY COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR TRADE USAGE WITH RESPECT TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE, SOFTWARE, CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SERVICE, DOCUMENTATION, REPORTS, OR DATA INCLUDED ON OR OFFERED BY THIS SITE OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE OR OTHER MEANS. PROVIDERS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES DO NOT WARRANT THAT: THIS SITE AND/OR ANY SOFTWARE, CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SERVICE, DOCUMENTATION, REPORTS, OR DATA INCLUDED ON OR OFFERED BY THIS SITE OR PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE OR OTHER MEANS WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS OR BE CORRECT, ACCURATE, TIMELY, RELIABLE, FREE FROM ERRORS; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; THAT THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR AVAILABLE; AND/OR THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR ANY E-MAILS SENT FROM PROVIDERS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS AND DISCLAIMERS ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THIS AGREEMENT AND FORMED THE BASIS FOR DETERMINING THE OFFERINGS, COMPONENTS, AND SERVICES OFFERED UNDER, BY, AND THROUGH THIS SITE AND/OR SERVICE. (b) PROVIDERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMANT FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LAW OR EQUITY, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, INDEMNITY, CONTRIBUTION, LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, LOSS OF PROFITS OR SALES, INTERFERENCE OF COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION, INACCURATE DISCLOSURE, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE OR THE SOFTWARE, CONTENT, INFORMATION, MATERIALS, SERVICE, DOCUMENTATION, REPORTS, OR DATA PROVIDED THROUGH THIS SITE OR OTHER MEANS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INDIRECT, THIRD PARTY, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IN THE EVENT PROVIDERS ARE FOUND TO BE LIABILE, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY IS LIMITED TO U.S. $1000 (c) CERTAIN STATE OR PROVINCIAL LAWS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS. 

14.   Release. If you have a dispute with one or more Authorised Users, you release Providers (including their respective 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 dispute. 

15.   Indemnity. You agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Providers (including their respective joint venture partners, their parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents) (together, the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all liabilities, claims, suits, actions, proceedings, damages, costs, losses and expenses, including settlement awards and reasonable attorney's fees incurred by an Indemnified Party that arise out of: (a) your breach of these Terms of Use; (b) your violation of any law; (c) your breach of any contract with a third party; (d) your liability to any third party, and/or any third-party claims, suits, actions, proceedings, damages, costs, losses and expenses made against an Indemnified Party, arising from your use of and/or inability to use the Site, software, content, information, materials, service, documentation, reports, or data ; (e) your infringement or misappropriation of the rights of any third party; or (f) your use of or inability to use the Site, software, content, information, materials, service, documentation, reports, or data provided through the Site.

 

16. Confidentiality and Proprietary Rights.

a.     Providers Information.

                                      i.        Confidentiality. All Providers Property (as defined in subsection (ii), below) posted on or used by Providers in the operation of the restricted areas of Site is confidential to Providers. Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, you shall not use or disclose any such restricted Providers Property except to the extent necessary to facilitate your use of the Site in accordance with these Terms of Use. You acknowledge that any actual or threatened violation of this Confidentiality provision may cause irreparable, non-monetary injury to Providers, the extent of which may be difficult to ascertain, and therefore agree that Providers shall be entitled to injunctive relief in addition to all other remedies available at law and/or in equity.

                                     ii.        Ownership. For the avoidance of doubt, the terms "Providers" and/or "Providers Property" as used in this subsection apply only to GE Commercial Distribution Finance LLC and GE Commercial Distribution Finance Canada. Providers (or their licensors, as applicable) retain all rights, title and interest, including, without limitation, all rights of copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, and any other equivalent rights under applicable law, and all registrations, applications, renewals, extensions, continuations, divisions, reissues, or improvements thereof relating to the foregoing rights (together, "Intellectual Property Rights"), in and to all: (1) Copyrights ??? works of authorship, of any kind or medium, including written, pictorial or graphic materials and computer software, code, and other program materials ("Software"); (2) Patents ??? inventions, discoveries, ideas, and know-how relating to any process, business method, machine, manufacture or composition of matter; and (3) Trademarks ??? registered and unregistered trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos (including, without limitation, the GE Monogram) (collectively, "Property"), posted, disclosed or otherwise made available by Providers on the Site, content, information, materials, documentation, reports, or data ("Providers Property"). Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, Site visitors and Authorized Users shall not, through use of the Site, by virtue of these Terms of Use or otherwise, acquire any rights whatsoever in any Providers Property or any Intellectual Property Rights of any other third party posted, disclosed or otherwise made available by or through the Site.

                                    iii.        Limited License. Subject to Section 2 ("Registration"), above, and your compliance with these Terms of Use, Providers grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, terminable, limited license to access, use and display the Site including, without limitation, the visible text, graphics, and images thereon and to view, upload and download such text, graphics, data, and images only in connection with facilitating the use, review, and analysis of your distribution network's performance data and/or the purchase and sale of inventory financed by the Providers, as the case may be. You also agree to reproduce all copyright and other proprietary notices on all such copies in the same manner and format that such copyright and other proprietary notices are included on the original Providers Property posted on the Site. This license will terminate immediately if you fail to comply with these Terms of Use. Upon such termination, you must destroy all originals and copies in your possession and so certify in writing to the Providers within three (3) business days of termination and cease any further use of this Site without the express written consent of Providers.

                                    iv.        Restrictions. You may not: (1) modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works based upon the Providers Property; (2) reverse engineer, decompile, decrypt, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of any of the Site's Software, or reduce such Software to a human readable form, or permit third parties to do so, or print or copy the HTML or other computer programs that are viewable at the Site; (3) resell, sublicense, publicly display, perform, distribute or publish the Providers Property, or any copy, except that you may distribute permitted copies as incidental to your business activities conducted on the Site; (4) remove, obscure, or alter any copyright notice, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices affixed to or contained within the Site and the products and services offered therein; (5) create any frames at any other Web sites pertaining to or using any of the information provided through the Site; or (6) incorporate any of the information made available by the Site in any other database or compilation, unless expressly permitted in writing.

b.    User-Provided Information.

                                      i.        No Right of Privacy or Confidentiality. In order to ensure compliance with these Terms of Use and applicable law, Providers have the ability and right to access all information and content posted on the Site by any and all users. Consequently, no user should have any expectation that such information or content is subject to any right or privilege of privacy or confidentiality. Providers reserve the right at all times to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities, or comply with any court order or subpoena requesting or directing Providers to disclose any information concerning a user or registered user of the Site. BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS OF USE YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY PROVIDERS DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER PROVIDERS OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES. Furthermore, Providers reserve the right at all times to edit, refuse to post, or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in Providers' sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these Terms of Use

                                     ii.        Sharing User Information. Subject always to the provision of the Privacy Notice, Providers may provide to any vendor, distributor, or other third party any Provider obligor's financial, credit, or other information regarding such obligor that Providers may at any time possess, whether such information was supplied by Obligor to Providers or otherwise obtained by Providers.

                                    iii.        Cookie Policy: This Site uses cookies.  The Providers have updated their cookie policy to explain what cookies are and how the Providers use them on the Site, as well as to tell you how to disable or manage cookies.  The use of cookies and your consent thereto is set out in the Cookie Policy.

                                    iv.        Limited License. Providers do not claim ownership of the materials you may provide to Providers (including documents, feedback and suggestions), or upload, input or submit to Providers. However, by uploading files, inputting information or otherwise communicating on, to or through the Site, you hereby grant to Providers a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable (with right to grant sublicenses through multiple sublicenses) license to use, copy, adapt, distribute, display, reproduce, transmit, modify and edit such materials, in all media now known or hereafter developed, on the Site and otherwise in accordance with the procedures outlined on the Site (including our Privacy Notice).

17.  Relationship of the Parties. You acknowledge that by using the Site, no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied, or other relationship is created between you and Providers other than the express contractual relationship provided in the Terms of Use and any other written agreement you may enter into with Providers.

 

18.  Third Party Sites. The Site may contain links and pointers to other Internet sites or resources. Links to and from the Site and other third party sites do not constitute an endorsement by Providers or any of their respective affiliates of any third party resources or their contents. Providers make no representation or warranty, and take no responsibility, for the accuracy, content, or any other aspect of these sites and disclaim any liability to you in connection with such sites. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements.

 

19.  Telecommunications Equipment and Charges. You are solely responsible for any and all telephone and other communications charges and equipment costs relating to your use of the Site. All transmissions by you via the Site shall be at your sole risk and Providers shall not be responsible for any communications line failure, equipment, or systems failure or other occurrence.

 

20.  Compliance with Laws. You agree that you will comply with all laws, rules and regulations issued by any government, or any authority, department or agency thereof ("Laws") of the United States or any other jurisdiction, as the case may be, where you are using the Site that are applicable to your use of the Site, including, without limitation, Laws governing business practices, contract formation and interpretation, competition, export controls, and data privacy and protection.

 

21.  Direct Debit. If you elect at any time, or have elected, to use the Direct Debit option on the Site, the following additional terms apply to your use of the Site in addition to the other terms set forth in these Terms of Use: a. In accordance with section 3, the Site will allow you to access Providers' system via an Internet connection for the purposes of allowing you to obtain certain information regarding the amount which you owe to Providers and to pay Providers the amount you owe pursuant to your financing or other agreements with Providers, which will include the amount of principal and/or curtailment payments, interest, fees and charges you owe to Providers. b. Providers may initiate automatic/pre-authorized, or elective, debit entries to your account to pay any amounts which are due and owing under your financing or other agreements. You may be required to complete a registration form  for this purpose in a form provided by Providers from time to time ("Form"). You must provide certain information as required in the Form, including information regarding your bank and the particular account at such bank (the "Bank Account") through which Providers will initiate the debit entries that you authorize pursuant to these Terms of Use. You will immediately advise and communicate with and may be required to complete and deliver to Providers an updated Form from time to time if any information regarding the Bank Account is changed or is inaccurate. Providers will thereupon enter such new information into the system. You will execute such agreements that such bank requires so that Providers can initiate debit entries to the Bank Account and to receive payments therefor. c. There are two account options identified in subsections (i) and (ii) below: (i). Automatic/Pre-Authorized Direct Debits. To enable Providers the authority to automatically initiate direct or pre-authorized debit entries to your Bank Account to pay any amounts which are due and owing under the financing or other agreements, by an election in the Form  as described below, you thereupon irrevocably authorize Providers to initiate direct or pre-authorized debit entries to the Bank Account such that any obligations under the financing or other agreements are paid when due and owing and to take possession of funds in the Bank Account in the amount of such obligations for application to such obligations.. If you do not confer such authority to Providers to initiate Automatic/Pre-Authorized Direct Debits in the Form, the system will allow you to select the payments of principal and/or curtailment, interest, insurance, fees and other charges which you elect to make to Providers. Upon selecting the particular items you wish to pay, you will enter the required authorization information to confirm the payments you wish to make. Upon doing so, you there upon irrevocably authorize Providers to initiate direct debit entries to the Bank Account in the amount you selected to pay the obligations and to take possession of funds in the Bank Account for application to such obligations. No direct debit entry shall be initiated by Provider under these Terms of Use except in conformity with the authorization you provide. You may request to change or revoke an authorization from time to time by submitting a new Form, subject to the completion of any direct debits authorized prior to Providers' receipt and processing of such Form or notice, which processing shall be completed in a commercially reasonable time after Providers' receipt of the new Form or notice. You will pay Providers its customary charge for each direct debit rejected by your bank (such payment repays Providers' estimated administrative costs; it does not waive the default caused by the rejected direct debit). d. Providers will not be liable for the act or omission of any Automated Clearing House, financial institution, or any person who has obtained unauthorized access to the Site. You acknowledge that errors may occur in the direct debiting process, and you will immediately notify Providers if the amount of any direct debit entry that Providers initiate exceeds the amount you authorized. You agree, however, that Providers' liability for any such error will be limited to a prompt credit by Providers to your Account of the amount of the entry that exceeds the amount you authorized. e. From time to time, an affiliate of Providers may provide financing to your customer for the purchase of an item of inventory financed by Providers. When such a program is available, and provided you have not opted out of such a program after having been given an opportunity to do so, you agree that payment to Providers for such inventory may be effected electronically through the auto-settlement process by which the Providers' affiliate will pay Providers directly for such inventory. Such transactions will be reflected automatically on your Account.

 

22.  Service Levels. Providers do not guarantee the Site will be operable at all times or during any down time (i) caused by outages to any public Internet backbones, networks, or servers, (ii) caused by any failures of your equipment, systems, or local access services, (iii) for previously scheduled maintenance, or (iv) relating to events beyond Providers' (or their respective affiliates') control such as strikes, riots, insurrection, fires, floods, explosions, war, attacks, governmental action, labor conditions, earthquake, natural disasters, or interruptions in Internet services to an area where Providers (or their respective affiliates) or your services are located or co-located.

 

23.  Governing Law and Jurisdiction; Waiver of Jury. Except as otherwise set out in the Privacy Policy or the Cookie Policy, these Terms of Use and the Privacy Notice for the Site, and any and all disputes arising out of these Terms of Use or your use of the Site, shall be governed by the internal laws of the State of Illinois for Authorized Users located in the United States, without regard to such jurisdiction's principles of conflicts of law. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for the adjudication of any such disputes, and will not assert as a defense lack of personal jurisdiction or inconvenient forum. Further, you hereby irrevocably waive, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any and all rights to trial by jury in any legal proceeding arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or the transactions contemplated through the use of the Site.

 

24.  For International Users Only. Access to the Site is intended primarily for Authorized Users located within the United States. PROVIDERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND THAT USE OF THE SITE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES IS LAWFUL OR PERMISSIBLE. Those who access the Site from other jurisdictions are responsible for their compliance with local laws, as further provided in Section 20 ("Compliance with Laws").

 

25.  General Provisions. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Providers. Providers shall be excused from performance hereunder to the extent that performance is prevented, delayed, or obstructed by causes beyond their respective reasonable control. We may assign our rights and obligations under these Terms of Use but you may not. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of the Site, the services, or that relates to these Terms of Use must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. Any waiver of any rights of either party must be in writing, signed by the waiving party, and any such waiver shall not operate as a waiver of any future breach of these Terms of Use. The language in these Terms of Use shall be interpreted as to its fair meaning and not strictly for or against either party. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms of Use or portion thereof to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of these Terms of Use, and the remainder of these Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. The following sections of these Terms of Use will survive any termination of these Terms of Use: 13, 14, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25 and 26.

 

26.  Language. You hereby state your express wish that these Terms of Use as well as any documentation contemplated by this Site or pertaining to this Site be in the English language.

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1.     同意使用条款;隐私声明这些使用条款构成了您(作为公司和/或作为您所代表的任何法律实体的合法授权员工或代表)(“您”,“您们的”或者“您自己的”)和供应商之间的具有约束力的协议。请仔细阅读通过点击“我接受”按钮,完成注册过程,和/或访问或者使用网站,您同意接受并遵守这些使用条款,包括该网站的隐私声明。这些使用条款也取代了您和任何供应商之间的任何现有的供应商网络协议,客户在线管理系统(“COMS”)协议,电子访问协议,或者任何和访问、使用、或者与该网站有关的任何主题的其他书面协议。如果这些使用条款与您和任何供应商之间的任何其他关于访问和/或使用该网站的其他书面协议条款发生冲突,这些使用条款的效力优先。如果您不同意这些使用条款,您可能无法使用该网站。

 

2.      注册。为了使用该网站,您可能需要完成初始注册表,成为一位“授权用户”。作为注册过程的一部分,您将需要向供应商提供有关您自己的某些信息,包括个人可识别信息,(统称“用户信息”)。您声明和保证该用户信息在注册时是最新的、准确的、完整的。供应商保留自行按任何合法的理由拒绝注册的权利。被拒绝注册的用户不能使用该网站、在未得到供应商明示同意之前企图重新注册、或使用另一个体的信息重新注册。所有授权用户同意必要时及时更新他们的用户信息,确保这些信息在任何时候的最新性、准确性和完整性。

 

3.      密码和安全。使用该网站可能需要用户名和密码(统称“密码”)。您将有机会根据网站上的指示 设定您的密码和网站访问管理员。您的管理员将承担相应的责任,包括但不限于:(i)为该网站的授权用户授予访问级别,设定角色,和设置安全级别、(ii)为授权用户创建密码、(iii)监控授权用户对该网站的使用、(iv)对违反使用条款的、角色和责任和/或安全级别发生变更的或不再受雇于您的授权用户终止对该网站的访问、(v)根据该使用条款向供应商支付与融资协议或其他协议项下的应付款项、(vi)向所有授权用户批露该使用条款,对其进行培训并保证其 遵守该使用条款。您同意在指定每一授权用户之前,向其告知他/她对于该网站的使用是受制于该使用条款的,并且只有遵从该使用条款,他/她才将能访问该网站。您应对您密码的安全性负责,并且同意采取一切合理的预防措施来保护所有密码的安全性和完整性,并且防止它们被越权使用。除非下文另有注明,您的密码不得与任何人分享。您将全权承担因授权用户的所有作为和不作为、或使用或误用密码而引起的一切行为后果,包括但不限于所有电子资金转账、所有下载、上传、信息和/或数据的显示及由您或任何第三方的电子记录和电子签名的传输。为免生疑问,您在本条下的责任不仅适用于您的个人密码及与它的使用和误用相关的一切行为,而且在适用的情况下,也适用于作为您的雇员或因其他原因受您控制的任何访问该网站的授权用户的密码。如果您发现任何未经授权的电子资金转账、未经授权使用您的密码和/或访问该网站、任何其他违反安全管理的行为或者您的密码丢失或被盗,您将立即书面通知供应商。该通知并不免除在供应商收到通知前所产生的您对该损失、盗窃、安全漏洞、未经授权使用您的密码和/或访问该网站应承担的责任。供应商的支持人员不时可能登陆该网站对服务产品进行维护或者改进,包括提供技术问题的援助。您特此承认并同意供应商的支持人员的访问。供应商有权但无义务自行决定访问您的密码。如果供应商判定您使用的密码不安全,供应商可自行决定,要求您更改密码和/或终止您访问该网站。

 

4.      费用。供应商向您开通该网站是为了您的方便,现阶段完全免费。如果将来供应商选择收取一定的费用,供应商将按照并遵守第5条内容执行。

 

5.      使用条款的修订。供应商保留自行决定在任何时候修订使用条款的权利。如果使用条款发生任何重大变化,供应商将在网站上发布一个为期30天的修订公告。您若在该修订公告发布后继续使用该网站的行为将被视为同意并接受任何及所有相关修订。因此,建议您定期检查网站更新。

 

6.      订约资格。使用该网站可能导致不同司法辖区的居民之间合同的成立。为使用该网站,您必须具备您访问该网站所在地的管辖区之内的法定订约资格。未成年人(即实际年龄小于相关管辖地法律规定的有能力订立有法律约束力的合同的法定年龄的人))不得使用该网站。通过使用该网站,您保证您有法定的能力或授权订立有约束力的合同。

 

7.      默认电子交易。在使用该网站过程中,您的确定性行为,比如点击“我同意”、“提交”、“是”和类似的行动,和/或数据的下载或上传,表明您同意、采纳和执行该行为或电子记录,并有形成法律上有约束力的行为的真实意愿。“电子记录”指的是以电子的方式创建、生成、发送、传输、接收、表达或存储的记录或信息。您的确定性行为将具有相同的法律效力、影响、有效性和可执行性,如同您对电子记录进行书面签署,且您的电子签名和电子记录将被视为满足任何适用法律的有关书面形式和交付的要求。您同意在该网站上通过互联网使用您的密码来发送、查看、和接收电子记录。我们对该电子签名和电子记录以电子的或者其他形式的存储副本,将被视为是真实的、完整的、有效的、可靠的、和可强制执行的副本。您同意在任何因使用本网站而导致的法律程序中不对电子签名或电子记录的可采作证据性、法律效力、有效性、或可执行性提出质疑。此外,您(a)承认,不管您正使用哪个安全特性的web浏览器,我们都不能确保我们之间通过互联网传输的数据不被第三方截获,并且(b)同意对于任何此类拦截的发生,供应商都将不承担责任。

 

8.      同意接收电子通讯。您同意并希望这些使用条款证明和确认,您同意接收电子形式传输的文档,包括交易清单、对账单、和任何其他可能由供应商通过该网站随时提供的记录,替代这些文档或通信(“文档”)的纸质记录。您了解并承认您有以下的权利和义务:

 

a.         您可以致电或发邮件给您的客户经理,撤销您对通过电子形式接收文挡的同意,选择以纸质方式接收文档。撤销申请自您通知您的客户经理最早15天后生效,且您仍需对访问权限失效之前的所有已发生的活动或交易负责,包括但不限于终止日期所在期间内的任何适用费用。

 

b.      您撤销同意接收电子通讯可能导致供应商根据自行合理的判断,要求您遵守其他条件,包括向您收取费用来弥补因供应商发送纸质文件而不是电子通讯而新增的费用。但该费用只有在该网站(或者其他公共可访问的网站)上发布并可访问且通知该资源的用户,或者供应商另外给您提供书面通知后,才会征收。以电子公告形式发布的通知仅在在网站上公布或者发表供大众传阅后或通知指明的其他日期生效。

 

c.      您在本条下仅同意通过电子通讯方式接收与文档相关的内容和数据,并不包括您和供应商之间其他的通知或者通讯;

 

d.        您在同意接收电子通讯后,也可以请求提供纸质文件,但需(i)根据供应商不时自行决定的收费标准向供应商支付因制作和提供纸质文件而收取的费用;(ii)受限于供应商不时生效的文档留存政策;

 

e.      您有责任定期查看该网站上发布的电子通讯;您需要在供应商指定的期限内及时采取行动来承认、纠正、或者回复电子通讯;

 

f.       所有通过该网站提供的电子通讯在供应商在该网站发布时即视为已经被您接收,不论您是否或何时实际阅读了这些电子通讯。

 

9.      信息准确度。您保证您只在该网站上提交和/或公布准确和完整的信息。供应商不会对信息的真实性或完整性进行审查,也不会对通过该网站传输或授权用户网站上发布的任何信息的内容承担任何责任。

 

10.   用户行为。您同意您不会:

a.     用任何可能损害或损坏该网站、或使该网站停止或超负荷运行的方式使用该网站。

b.    妨碍该网站、或任何服务、系统资源、账号、服务器、或通过该网站可连接或访问的网络、或相关的或可链接的网站的安全,或对其进行滥用。严禁使用或散布威胁安全性的工具(比如,密码猜测程序、网络欺骗工具、裂化工具或网络探测工具)。如果您参与任何违反系统安全的行为,供应商有权将您的信息提供给其他网络的系统管理员,以协助他们解决安全事故。

c.       破坏或妨碍他人使用该网站或相关的或可链接的网站。

d.    试图未经授权访问该网站或该网站限制公众访问的部分。

e.    未经供应商许可,使用或企图使用他人账号、服务、或系统。

f.      在该网站上创建或使用虚假身份。

g.    在网站上或者通过该网站公布或散布搔扰、诽谤、中伤、侵权、攻击、威胁、淫秽、或其他任何非法通讯或材料,或侵犯或违反任何第三方版权、商标、商业机密、隐私、或其他所有权或财产权或可能构成犯罪、引发民事责任、或违反任何适用法律的材料。

h.    使用任何机器人、蜘蛛、或他自动装置、或手工程序监控或拷贝该网站上的网页或内容。

i.      未经供应商事先书面同意为授权用户之外的第三人的利益访问或使用该网站或该网站任何部分,包括但不限于提供分时服务、服务机构服务、外包或咨询服务、或展示和/或演示该网站或任何其内容,或为了任何非法目的或助长任何非法目的访问或使用该网站或该网站任何部分。

j.      向供应商的计算机系统上传或传输任何计算机病毒、蠕虫、时间炸弹、或其他有害编程程序。

k.     建造该网站上的任何内容,或者在网站上或其他服务中纳入供应商或其许可人的任何知识产权。

 

11.   访问权限的暂停或终止。供应商有权根据自行决定,调查涉嫌违反该使用条款的行为,或在有合理理由相信授权用户存在违反使用条款的行为时,暂停或终止任何授权用户使用该网站的全部或部分功能。未经供应商的事先许可,任何因违反该使用条款而导致其访问权限被暂停或终止的授权用户不得重新注册(或利用第三方代为注册)使用该网站。

 

12.  修订或暂停服务。供应商有权自行决定,在任何时候修订、增加、暂停、或者终止该网站的任何功能。

 

13.   特约条款的免责声明;责任范围a)该网站、软件、内容、信息、材料、服务、文档、报表、和数据都是由供应商基于“原样”和“可得到”的原则提供的。您明确同意自行承担使用该网站的风险。除非法律有规定,否则该网站上包含或提供的或通过该网站或其他方式提供的内容、信息、材料、文档、报表、和数据不能在任何财务报表或其他文件中被引用或提及,也不应该提供给任何政府机关或其他个人。在适用法律允许的范围内,供应商及其关联公司不提供任何形式的保证、断言、任何明示、默示或法定的陈述,包括但不限于对适销性、满足特定用途、质量、性能,非侵权的默示保证,及任何因该网站的运作、软件、内容、信息、材料、服务、文档、报表、或该网站包含或提供的或通过该网站或其他方式提供的数据操作有关的交易、履行或者贸易方面的担保。供应商及其关联公司不保证:该网站和/或该网站包含或提供的或通过该网站或其他方式提供的任何软件、内容、信息、材料、服务、文档、报表、或数据将满足您的需求,或者是正确的、准确的、及时的、可靠的、没有错误的;缺陷将被修正;该网站或服务的运行将是不间断的和可用的;和/或该网站、其服务器、或任何来自供应商或其关联公司的邮件都是没有病毒或其他有害程序的。上述除外责任和免责声明是该协议的重要部分,并且作为确定根据、通过、和贯穿该网站和/或服务提供的产品、组件、和服务的基础。(b)供应商对因使用或不能使用该网站或通过该网站或其它方式提供的软件、内容、信息、材料、服务、文档、报表或数据引起的损害,无论有关违反合同、侵权、赔偿、责任分担、商业机会的损失、销售或利润的损失、商业关系的中断、业务断险、信息丢失、错误的披或其他事项,概不承担任何法律上或衡平法下的赔偿责任(包括但不限于非直接的、第三者、偶然的、惩罚性的或间接的赔偿责任),即使供应商事先知晓其发生的可能性。尽管有上述规定,如果供应商应承担责任,供应商对您或对第三方的责任上限为1000美元 c)如果有某州或某省的法律不允许对默示保证的限制或对损害赔偿责任的限制和排除且这些法律适用于您,上述部分或全部声明、除外条款、或者责任限制可能不适用于您,您可以有额外的权利。

 

14.   排除。如果您与某个或多个授权用户存在纠纷,您将保护供应商(包括他们各自的人员、董事、代理商、子公司、合资企业和员工)不牵涉进与该纠纷有关的任何已知或未知的索赔、诉讼和赔偿请求(实际的和间接的)中。

 

15.   赔偿。a)您违反这些使用条款;(b)您违反任何法律;(c)您违反与第三方的任何合同;(d)您使用或无法使用网站、软件、内容、信息、材料、服务、文档、报表、或数据护引起的您对第三方的责任或任何第三方因此对供应商(包括他们各自的合资伙伴、父母、子公司和关联公司及其各自的管理人员、董事、雇员、和代理人)(合称“受偿人”)提起的请求、诉讼、索赔、法律程序、损害赔偿、成本、损失和费用;(e)您侵犯或者滥用任何第三方的权利;(f)您使用或无法使用该网站、软件、内容、信息、材料、服务、文档、报表、或该网站提供的数据,而导致的任何和所有责任、请求、诉讼、索赔、法律程序、损害赔偿成本、损失和费用,包括和解付款和受偿人所发生的合理的律师费,您同意对受偿人给与补偿、使其免受损失。

 

16.  保密和所有权。

a.     供应商信息。

                                      i.        机密性。供应商在该网站限制区域的操作中提供或使用所有供应商的财产(如下第(ii)款所定义)对是供应商的保密信息。除非该使用条款明确规定,否则除方便您根据适用条款使用该网站所必需之外,您不得使用或公开任何这些限制性的供应商财产。您承认任何实际或可能违反保密规定的行为都可能给供应行带来不可挽回的、非金钱的损害,且受害范围可能难以确定。因此您同意供应商除法律上和衡平法上所有的救济外,还应有权申请禁止令。

                                     ii.        所有权。为免生疑问,本节使用的条款“供应商”和/或“供应商财产”仅适用于GE Commercial Distribution Finance LLCGE Commercial Distribution Finance Canada。供应商(或如适用,被许可人)保留所有在网站、内容、信息、材料、文档、报表或数据中发布、披露或公开的(1)版权自己作为作者开发的作品,包括文字、图片或图形资料和计算机软件、代码和其他程序材料(“软件”);(2)专利任何有关工艺、运营方法、机械、生产或物体组合的发明、发现、创意、和非专有技术;(3)商标注册的和未注册的商标、商号、服务标记和图标(包括但不限于通用电气字母组合)(合称“供应商财产”)上的权利、所有权和利益,包括但不限于版权、专利、商标、商业机密、及其他适用法律下同等的权利、及所有注册、申请、更新、续期、延期、延续、分类、再授予、或与上述权利相关的改进(合称“知识产权”)。除非该使用条款明文规定,网站访问者和授权用户不得,通过使用该网站或根据该使用条款或其他方式,取得供应商财产上的任何权利或第三方在网站上发布的、披露的或公开的任何知识产权。,

                                    iii.        有限许可。在您遵守上述第二款的规定(“注册”)和该使用条款的前提下,供应商授予您非独占的、不可转让的、可终止的、有限的访问、使用和展示该网站的许可,包括但不限于网站上可见的文本、图表、和图形以及仅为方便您使用、浏览和分析您分销网络的业绩数据及/或购买和销售供应商提供融资的存货(视情况而定)而浏览、上传和下载该文本、图表、数据和图形。您也同意如需复制任何版权作品或者这些作品中的专有通知,您必须以其在网站上公布的原有供应商财产权中的原有方式和形式复制。如果未能遵守这些使用条款,本许可将立即终止。终止之后,您必须销毁所有您拥有的原件和副本,并在终止后三(3)个营业日内向供应商提供该销毁的书面确认。未得到供应商的明确书面同意,您不得继续使用该网站。

                                    iv.        限制条件。您不得:(1)对供应商财产进行修改、改编、转变或基于供应商财产权创建衍生作品;(2)进行逆向工程、解码、解密、分解或其他方式试图发现任何该网站软件的源代码,或者将该软件分解成一个人们易读的形式,或者允许第三方这样做,或打印或复制该网站上可视的HTML或其他计算机程序;(3)转卖、再许可、公开显示、执行、散布或公布供应商财产或任何副本,但您可以公布因您在网站上的活动而附生的允许公布的文件;(4)删除、遮掩、或者修改任何网站上或网站上提供的产品和服务上的版权标记、商标、或其他专有权利通知;(5)在任何其他网站上创建与该网站提供的任何信息有关的或使用该网站上任何信息创建任何模块;或(6)未经供应商书面同意,将网站上公布的信息合并到其他数据库或汇编。

b.    用户提供的信息。

                                      i.        没有隐私或机密。为遵从这些使用条款和适用法律,供应商有能力和权利访问任何用户公布在该网站上的所有信息和内容。因此,任何用户都不应该期望该信息或内容享有机密和隐私的权利和优待。供应商有权随时和法律执行机构合作,或遵守任何法院指令和传票,公开该网站的用户或注册用户的任何信息。通过接受该使用条款,您同意不对供应商因调查而采取的行动和/或因其或法律执行机构的调查而采取的行动而提起任何索赔请求,并确保供应商免受损害。此外,供应商有权随时全部或部分编辑、拒绝公布、或删除任何其自行认为是有异议的或违反该使用条例的信息或材料。

                                     ii.        共享用户信息。受限于隐私声明的规定,供应商可以向任何卖方、分销商、或其他任何第三方提供供应商所拥有的有关供应商债务人的财务、信用的信息或其他信息,不论该信息是由债务人提供给供应商的还是供应商通过其他方是获得的。

                                    iii.       缓存(cookie)政策:该网站使用缓存。供应商已经更新了他们的缓存政策来解释什么是缓存和供应商如何在该网站上使用缓存,同时也告诉您如何禁用或管理缓存。缓存的使用方法和您的授权同意祥见缓存政策。

                                    iv.       有限许可。供应商对您可能提供、上传、输入、提交给供应商的材料(包括文档、反馈和意见)不享有所有权。但是,通过利用网站上传文件、输入信息或进行其他通信,您特此授权给供应商一个永久的、全球范围内的、不可撤销的、非独占的、免许可费的、可转让的(包括有权利进行多次再许可)的许可权,许可供应商通过网站或其他网站上说明的方式(包括隐私说明)以现有或未来可能开发的媒介使用、拷贝、改编、分发、展示、复制、传播、修改和编辑该材料。

 

17.  当事人关系。您承认通过使用该网站,除了在该使用条款中建立的合同关系及您和供应商之间签署的其他书面协议外,您和供应商之间无任何默示的保密、诚信、合同关系或其他关系。

 

18.  第三方网站。该网站可以包含链接和指示到其他网站或资源。链接到和自该网站和其他第三方网站不构成供应商或任何其关联公司对第三方资源或内容的认可。供应商对这些网站的准确性、内容或其他方面不作任何陈述和保证,也不承担任何义务,并声明就这些网站对您免责。如果您决定访问任何链接的网站,您自己承担风险,您有责任采取一切保护措施预防病毒或其他破坏性因素。

 

19.  电信设备和费用。您全权负责与您使用该网站相关的任何电话和其他通信费用和设备费用。您通过该网站的所有传输都应当由您全权负责,供应商不应该对任何通信线路的失败、设备或系统故障、或其他事故负责。

 

20.   遵守法律。您同意您将遵守美国和任何您使用该网站所在地的司法管辖地(视情况而定)的政府、或任何有权机构、部门或部委颁布的任何与适用该网站有关的法律、法规和规章(“法律”),包括但不限于有关商业活动、合同的订立和解释、竞争、出口控制和数据隐私与保护方面的法律。

 

21.   直接扣款。如果您选择在任何时间、或已经选择使用网站上的直接付款选项,则除了该使用条款陈述的其他条款,以下附加条件适用于您使用该网站:a、根据第3条,该网站将允许您通过互联网连接访问供应商系统,以使您获取有关您欠供应商的款项得信息,帮助您向供应商根据您和供应商的融资和其他合同支付应付款项,包括您欠供应商的本金和/或提前支付款项、利息、费用和其他应付费。b、供应商可以启用自动的/预授权的,或选择性的从您的帐户扣款,以支付您在融资或其他协议下到期应付的款项。您可能要求完成一个供应商不时提供的相应的注册表(“注册表”)。您必须提供注册表里面需要的项相关信息,包括关于您根据该使用条款所授权扣款的银行和在该银行的特定账号的信息(“银行账号”)。如果关于银行账号的信息被修改或有错误,您应立即通知和联系供应商,并可能需要完成和交付给供应商一份不时更新的表格。随即,供应商把新信息录入到系统中。您将签署银行为设定供应商从银行帐号自动扣款和接受款项而需要您签署的所有协议文件。c、下述(i)和(ii)款提供两种账号选择:(i)自动的/预授权的扣款。为使供应商有权直接的或通过预授权的方式从您的银行账号扣款以支付在融资或其他协议下到期应付的款项,如您按下述方式在注册表中选择,您即不可撤销地授权供应商直接或通过预授权的方式从您的银行账号扣款,以便支付融资和其他协议下的到期应付义务,并由供应商实际从银行帐号中收取和付款义务相对等的款项,以充抵相应的付款义务。(ii)如果您在注册表中未选择授予供应商直接或通过预授权自动扣款的权利,则系统会允许您按照您选择的方式向供应商支付本金和/或提前支付款项、利息、保险费、费用和其他应付费。当您选择了你希望付款的具体项目后,您将输入需要的授权信息来确认您希望的支付。一旦确认,您即不可撤销地授权供应商直接或通过预授权方式从您的银行账号扣除并收取您选择支付的付款项目的金额,以充抵该付款项目。根据该使用条款,供应商不能直接进行扣款,除非符合您提供的授权。您可以不时的通过提交一个新的注册表,请求变更或撤回授权,,但该变更和撤回仅能在供应商对收到并处理好该新的注册表或通知前(供应商应在商业合理的时间内在收到新的注册表或通知后完成处理)所被授权的直接扣款项目完成后生效。您将就每一笔被银行拒绝直接扣款请求,向供应商支付正常的费用(该费用用以弥补供应商预计的管理开支,但不免除因不能直接扣款而导致的迟延支付的责任)。d、供应商将不会为任何自动清算机构、金融机构、或任何未经授权访问该网站的人的行为或疏忽负责。您承认在直接扣款过程中可能会发生错误,如果供应商的直接扣款金额超过您授权的金额,您将立即通知供应商。您同意,供应商对于任何这样的错误的责任将仅限于立即将超过您授权金额的部分返还到您的银行帐户。e、供应商的关联公司可以给您的客户提供融资,用作其购买供应商融资的库存。当出现该融资项目,且您在被提供机会退出后没有选择退出,您您同意通过电子自动结算系统完成您就该存货对供应商的付款,由供应商的关联公司向供应商直接付款。该交易将会自动反映在您的帐户中。

 

22.   服务级别。供应商不能保证该网站一直或在任何故障时间都是可以操作的。这些故障包括:(i)归因于任何公共互联网主干网、网络、或主机的储运损耗,(ii)归因于您的设备、系统、或当地访问服务的故障,(iii)因为之前的定期维修,或者(iv)供应商的(或者其关联公司)无法控制的事件,比如攻击、暴乱、起义、火灾、洪灾、爆炸、战争、袭击、政府行为、劳动条件、地震、自然灾害、或供应商(或其关联公司)或您的服务所在的网络服务中断。

 

23.   适用法律和司法管辖;陪审团弃权。除非有其他的隐私政策或者缓存政策规定,该网站的这些使用条款和隐私声明,和这些使用条款或您对该网站的使用而引起的任何争议,对于美国的授权用户,都应该适用伊利诺斯州的内部法律(不包括冲突法)。您同意对相关争议的解决提交伊利诺斯州的北区美国地区法院专属管辖,并放弃所有人的管辖权和方便审理的抗辩。此外,在法律允许的最大范围内,您不可撤销地放弃在由这些使用条款或该网站的使用处理引起的或与其相关的任何法律程序中陪审团审判的任何和所有权利。

 

24.   仅适用国际用户。该网站的访问主要是为在美国的授权用户准备的。对于美国以外的地方使用任何该网站,供应商不做任何声明或担保它是合法的或允许的。从其他国家和地区访问该网站的用户须自行负责其遵守当地法律,详见第20条的规定(“遵守法律”)。

 

25.   一般条款。这些使用条款构成了您和供应商之间的全部协议。对于超出供应商合理控制范围外的网站服务的中断、迟延或障碍, 供应商部承担责任。我们可以将本使用条款下的权利和义务转让,而您不能。任何与您使用该网站或服务或者这些适用条款相关的法律诉讼必须在相关事由发生后一(1)年内提出。任何一方的任何权利的放弃都必须以书面形式,由放弃方签署,且该弃权不得视为放弃追究将来违反该适用条款行为。该使用条例所使用的语言应按公平的意义解释,不能作严格解释或偏袒任何一方的解释。如果因为某种原因,一个合法管辖权的法院发现任何该使用条款的规定或相关规定是不可执行的,该规定应该在最大允许范围内强制执行以便实现该使用条款的意图,该使用条款的剩余部分将继续有效。在本适用条款终止后,本使用条款的以下章节将仍然有效:13, 14, 15, 16, 23, 24, 25 , 26

 

26.   语言。您特此声明,您明确希望该使用条款和任何该网站使用的或有关的文档都使用英文。