Terms Of Use

By using or visiting this Website or any materials or services made available on, from, or through this Website, you signify your agreement to these Terms of Use and The Claro Group, LLC’s Privacy Policy, found at http://www.theclarogroup.com/PrivacyStatement.aspx and incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree to any of these Terms of Use or The Claro Group, LLC Privacy Policy, please do not use the Website.  These Terms of Use and the use of this Website are governed solely by U.S. law. Do not proceed to use this Website if you do not agree that these Terms of Use and the use of this Website are governed by the laws of, the State of Illinois (without regard to that state’s conflicts of laws provisions), that any action or proceeding arising out of or related to these Terms of Use shall be brought exclusively in the federal or circuit court located in the State of Illinois or if you do not consent to such venue and to the jurisdiction of such courts over such proceeding and themselves. The Claro Group, LLC may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Use and/or Privacy Policy at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. You agree that each visit you make to this site shall be subject to the then-current Terms of Use.
I. Interpretations
1. Definitions:
In these Terms of Use: “Content” includes, but is not limited to, all text, photographs, software, animation files, graphics, video and audio files and any other materials contained or made available in this Website. “User” or “YOU” includes, but is not limited to, any person who accesses this Website by any means whatsoever, including, but not limited to, legal, illegal, authorized and unauthorized means; if you are using this Website on behalf of a corporation or other organization, you represent and warrant that you have the requisite authority to bind the corporation or organization.
2. Assignment:
The Claro Group, LLC may assign its rights or obligations under these Terms of Use at any time with or without notice to Users.
3. Termination:
The Claro Group, LLC may terminate these Terms of Use at any time, either with or without cause, and with or without notice. The User may terminate these Terms of Use by ceasing to use this Website. The following clauses of these Terms of Use will survive any termination by either party: II,  IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X and XI.
II. Copyright and trademarks
1. Ownership:
The Website and Content of this Website are owned by The Claro Group, LLC or are made available by permission of The Claro Group, LLC and are protected by domestic and international copyright laws. The trademarks THE CLARO GROUP, THE CLARO GROUP CLARITY • VALUE • INTEGRITY Logo, CLARITY • VALUE • INTEGRITY, ChargeConnect, CLAROPEDIA and CDI INSIGHT are trademarks of The Claro Group, LLC. Other company names and/or trademarks mentioned in this Website or the Content are the property of their respective companies and are either used with permission of the company or are used for identification purposes only.
2. Rights:
The use of this Website grants no interest, whether proprietary, license, or otherwise, in the intellectual property rights, or any other rights which may exist or are hereafter developed in respect of any portion of the Website or its Content.
III. Permitted secondary uses
1. The User may make a limited number of copies of materials made available from this Website, such as articles and newsletters, for your own internal, personal, non-commercial purposes and provided that YOU maintain all applicable copyright notices and other proprietary rights notices. Unless YOU receive The Claro Group, LLC’s prior express written consent (except for the express limited purposes permitted above), YOU may not: (1) copy, reproduce, publish, distribute, create derivative works of, sell, transfer, display, transmit, compile or collect in a database, or in any manner commercially exploit, any copyrighted element of the Website, including the Content and/or software on the Website; (2) make any use of The Claro Group, LLC’s trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual property; (3) frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including, but not limited to, images, text, page layout, and/or form) of The Claro Group, LLC; (4) link to the Website, including without limitation, any deep links, without the prior written permission of The Claro Group, LLC; or (5) use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing The Claro Group, LLC’s name or trademarks. The Claro Group, LLC reserves the right to require the User to delete, destroy or otherwise remove any Content that is used in a manner that in The Claro Group, LLC’s opinion is contrary to the above permissions or is otherwise inappropriate, derogatory or offensive. Please contact The Claro Group, LLC at mchambers@theclarogroup.com with requests for permission.
2. The User agrees that any person to whom the Content is provided directly or indirectly through the User, will be advised of the terms of these Terms of Use, and that each such person is bound by these terms.
3. The User may in no way modify, copy, duplicate, reformulate, publish, adapt, alter, adjust, change, reverse engineer, disassemble, frame or decrypt any of the Content of this Website. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Website or features that prevent or restrict use, downloading, modification or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Website or the Content therein. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers,” that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to The Claro Group, LLC servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the Website for any commercial purposes.
IV. Warranties and Disclaimers

THE INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION OF THE TERMS, EXCLUSIONS, AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO EVERY SERVICE OFFERED BY THE CLARO GROUP, LLC. WHILE THE CLARO GROUP, LLC AIMS TO KEEP THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE AS CURRENT AND ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE, THE CONTENT OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE CLARO GROUP, LLC ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN, OR RELIANCE UPON, THE INFORMATION IN THIS WEBSITE. ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, ARE HEREBY EXCLUDED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW. THE CLARO GROUP, LLC MAKES NO WARRANTY, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY OBLIGATION, THAT THE CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, CURRENT, COMPLETE, OR AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. THE CLARO GROUP, LLC ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT, (III) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE, (III) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (IV) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT. THIS WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT ARE NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL, LEGAL, ENGINEERING, ACCOUNTING OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON AS SUCH. BEFORE USING OR ACTING UPON ANY CONTENT, YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY, ACCOUNTANT, ENGINEER OR OTHER APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL.

V. Choice of law
1. Any dispute arising out of the use of this Website, the Content or availability thereof, the construction or interpretation of these Terms of Use, or anything related or similar thereto is governed by the laws of the state of Illinois, without any reference to conflicts of laws rules or principles.
2. Any dispute arising out of the use of this Website, the Content or availability thereof, the construction or interpretation of these Terms of Use, or anything related or similar thereto is only to be decided by a state or federal court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Illinois. You consent to such venue and to the jurisdiction of such courts over such proceeding and yourself.
VI. Rights to control site
1. The Content of this Website is subject to change, restriction or termination without any notice to Users. The Claro Group, LLC reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Website at any time.
2.  This Website may include hyperlinks to other Web sites that are not controlled by or affiliated with The Claro Group, LLC. These links are provided for your convenience, and should not be construed to mean that The Claro Group, LLC in any way endorses these sites. The Claro Group, LLC is not responsible for the contents of any web sites created and maintained by organizations information other than that contained on its own site or those of its subsidiaries, and cannot vouch for the accuracy of this information. These Terms of Use do not apply to these other sites. Visiting any such third-party web sites is at your own risk. We recommend that you read the terms of use of any third-party web site you visit in order to understand how any information collected will be used.
VII. Limitations of liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE CLARO GROUP, LLC AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, SUBCONTRACTORS, ASSIGNS AND SUCCESSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURY, MENTAL ANGUISH, OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT OR MATERIALS PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ACTIONS TAKEN BY YOU OR OTHERS IN RELIANCE ON INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE CLARO GROUP, LLC IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY OFFENSIVE, DEFAMATORY, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY VISITOR TO THIS WEBSITE, OR USER OF INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE. YOU AGREE THAT THE CLARO GROUP, LLC AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, SUBCONTRACTORS, ASSIGNS AND SUCCESSORS, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES UNDER ANY INDEMNITY OR THEORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT, PATENT OR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, OR OTHERWISE. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY RESTRICT THESE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY.
The Website is controlled and offered by The Claro Group, LLC from its facilities in the United States of America. The Claro Group, LLC makes no representations that the Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
VII. Indemnification

YOU agree to defend, indemnify and hold The Claro Group, LLC and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, shareholders, agents, employees, subcontractors, assigns and successor harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, judgments, losses, damages, costs, fees and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees arising from or relating to your use of this Website or your acts or omissions relating to this Website, including but not limited to: (1) infringement or misappropriation of any intellectual property rights, (2) defamation, libel, slander, obscenity, pornography, or violation of the rights of privacy or publicity or of any other third party right, (3) spamming, or any other offensive, harassing or illegal conduct or any breach or violation of these Terms of Use, or (4) any damage or destruction to the Website, or to The Claro Group, LLC, or to another person which is caused by or otherwise results from your acts and omissions.

IX. General Information

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between YOU and The Claro Group, LLC and govern your use of this Website. These Terms of Use supersede any prior agreements between YOU and The Claro Group, LLC. The failure of The Claro Group, LLC to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. A waiver of any breach of any provision of these Terms of Use shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any repetition of such breach or in any manner affect any other terms or conditions of these Terms of Use. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Use remain in full force and effect. YOU agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of this Website or the Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. These Terms of Use, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by The Claro Group, LLC without restriction.

X. Acknowledgement

YOU acknowledge that YOU have read and understand these Terms of Use, and that these Terms of Use have the same force and effect as a signed agreement.

XI. All Rights Reserved

All rights not expressly granted herein are hereby reserved.

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