Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

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General Description
Welcome to the Hellenbrand Network; HELLENBRAND is produced and owned by Hellenbrand Inc. These Terms of Use contain ground rules for your use of the Services (the “Terms”). By accessing, using, or contributing to the Services, and in consideration for the Services provided to you, you agree to abide by the Terms.
Hellenbrand may change the Terms from time to time, at Hellenbrand’s sole discretion. Your continued use of this website following the posting of such changes will constitute your assent to all such changes. Please periodically visit this section of the site to review the current version of the Terms. These Terms supersede any verbal changes and can only be modified by written agreement signed by an officer of Hellenbrand.
Account Registration
To utilize the Services, or certain portions thereof, you may be required to complete a registration and submission process and establish an HELLENBRAND account (“HELLENBRAND Account”). You represent and warrant that all information provided by you is current, accurate, and complete, and that you will maintain the accuracy and completeness of this information on a prompt, timely basis.
Password and Security
As a registered user of HELLENBRAND , you may receive or establish one or more passwords. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your password(s) and HELLENBRAND Account(s). You understand and agree that you a fully responsible for all actions and postings made from your HELLENBRAND Account(s). Any accounts you create are not transferrable. You agree to notify HELLENBRAND immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your HELLENBRAND Account(s).
Content
Personal Use Only
The Services are provided solely for personal, non-commercial use. You may not take any material from this website and reformat, repost, or redisplay it for commercial purpose. You may not reformat, repost, or redisplay any material from this website for non-commercial purposes provided however that (i) you may redisplay the title, author and/or abstract for an individual document included in the HELLENBRAND eLibrary, together with a link to that document’s public abstract page on HELLENBRAND; (ii) you may exercise any additional rights granted directly by the author or other valid copyright holder, and (iii) you may cite or quote individual HELLENBRAND usage statistics, rankings, citations, and similar information with acknowledgment of the source, date, and URL for this information. These exceptions for noncommercial use apply only to specific documents and use of specific HELLENBRAND-provided statistics and other information. They do not convey any rights to reproduce or otherwise make use of all or a significant part of the HELLENBRAND eLibrary or HELLENBRAND-provided information, or all or a significant part of a category of the HELLENBRAND eLibrary or HELLENBRAND-provided information.
Contributed Content
Contributed content should be relevant to the subject scope of HELLENBRAND. Content may not be illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable. HELLENBRAND does not pre-screen or regularly review any contributed content, but HELLENBRAND has the right (though not the obligation) to remove, without notice, any content posted which we consider, for any reason, to violate these Terms or to be outside the subject scope of the Services. HELLENBRAND may terminate any account, with or without notice, for posting such content.
Copyright and Trade Marks
Any person who provides any material for inclusion on HELLENBRAND is responsible for ensuring that this material does not violate other parties’ copyright or other proprietary rights and does not otherwise violate law or applicable HELLENBRAND policy. As part of its general right to remove material, HELLENBRAND reserves the right in its sole discretion to delete or make inaccessible files that do or may contain material that violates law, or applicable HELLENBRAND policy, or the rights of third parties.
License to HELLENBRAND
Users grant to HELLENBRAND a limited, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty free, revocable license to perform the Services. By contributing content to HELLENBRAND, you grant HELLENBRAND a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide, revocable license to use your content in connection with the Services, including, without limitation, the rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, print, allow others to print, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, and reformat your digital and non-digital content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.
Ownership and Rights
All materials on the HELLENBRAND web site are the copyright of Hellenbrand or are reproduced with permission from other copyright owners. All rights are reserved. The materials on this web site may be retrieved and downloaded solely for personal non-commercial use. No materials may otherwise be copied, modified, published, broadcast or otherwise distributed. Hellenbrand Network, HELLENBRAND, HELLENBRAND.com and/or any other names of products or services provided by Hellenbrand or referred to on this web site are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Hellenbrand.
Termination
Hellenbrand reserves the right to terminate your HELLENBRAND Account or restrict access to your HELLENBRAND Account, or to delete any content posted through your HELLENBRAND Account, with or without notice, for any or for no reason.
Community Participation Browsing
You understand that the abstracts made available via the Website are the work of individual authors and do not necessarily represent the view of Hellenbrand. Hellenbrand assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, suitability, or completeness of any content provided.
Linking
You understand that HELLENBRAND has not and cannot review all material made available through websites linked or linking to any part of this site. You also understand that no such linking implies in any way that the HELLENBRAND endorses or is affiliated with any third-party website. You agree that the HELLENBRAND bears no responsibility or liability for any content accessed or harm caused from any third-party website.
User Representations and Warranties
By posting any content, you represent and warrant that you have all right, title, and interest to such posted content, including but not limited to any consent, authorization, release, clearance or license from any third party (such as, but not limited to, any release related to rights of privacy or publicity) necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content, and that posting such content does not violate or constitute the infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of privacy, right of publicity, moral rights, or other intellectual property right recognized by any applicable jurisdiction of any person or entity, or otherwise constitute the breach of any agreement with any other person or entity. You represent and warrant that you will not use any software, which sends repeated queries to HELLENBRAND, or otherwise send automated queries of any sort to HELLENBRAND. You further represent and warrant that you are who you say you are, that you have not submitted fictitious, false or inaccurate information about yourself, and that all information contained in the posted content is true and your own work or work you are authorized to submit, and that the posted content does not contain any threatening, harassing, libelous, false, defamatory, offensive, obscene, or pornographic, material, or other material that would violate any other applicable law or regulation. You agree that you will not knowingly and with intent to defraud provide material and misleading information. You represent and warrant that the content you supply does not violate the Terms.
Indemnities
You acknowledge and agree to indemnify and hold HELLENBRAND, their affiliates, officers, employees and agents, harmless, including costs and attorneys’ fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of HELLENBRAND or the Services, your violation of these Terms, or the infringement by you or made under your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

General Terms

Modifications
Hellenbrand reserves the right to change, at any time, at our sole discretion, the Terms under which these Services are offered. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms. Your continued use of the Services constitutes your agreement to all such Terms.
Termination of Service
Hellenbrand disclaims all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services or any software provided through the Services. Hellenbrand reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Services or access to the Services without any notice at any time and without any liability to you.
Extent of Terms
The Terms apply to use of and contribution to HELLENBRAND and any account provided therefore. Hellenbrand may operate additional projects or services that require separate or additional terms. Such different terms are made available through the individual project or service and are not addressed further herein.
No Waiver of Terms
Failure of Hellenbrand to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance.
Governing Law and Entire Agreement
These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without regard to the rules of conflict of law that may cause the laws of another jurisdiction to apply. You agree to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal or state courts of the State of Wisconsin in the event of any dispute of any kind arising from or relating to the Site, or your use or review of it. The Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of these Terms to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms will continue in full force and effect.
Abstract Usage Statistics and Automated Querying
Hellenbrand strives to maintain the integrity of the HELLENBRAND download counts and other usage statistics as a measure of readership and other use of the HELLENBRAND site by authors and readers. It is a violation of HELLENBRAND policy for an author or other person to directly or indirectly use HELLENBRAND with a view to affecting HELLENBRAND downloads and other usage statistics, or to encourage others to do so. As part of its general right to refuse or terminate service and remove or edit site content, HELLENBRAND reserves the right in its sole discretion to limit access, remove content, and adjust usage statistics to respond to any activity that appears likely to have such an effect.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY and LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES
HELLENBRAND IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. HELLENBRAND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE SITE’S OPERATION OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, HELLENBRAND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. HELLENBRAND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOU USE THIS SITE SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL HELLENBRAND OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, ECONOMIC OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF USE DAMAGES OR LOST PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SITE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS OPERATION, ITS CONTENTS OR THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN, OR THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY OTHER SITE LINKED TO THE SITE, OR ANY CONTENT CONTAINED IN ANY SUCH SITE, OR THESE TERMS, OR THE PRIVACY POLICY APPLICABLE TO THIS SITE) EVEN IF HELLENBRAND, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IN SUCH STATES. THE RESPECTIVE LIABILITY OF HELLENBRAND, ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. This exclusion and limitation only applies to the extent permitted by law and is without prejudice to any express provisions to the contrary in any written license or subscription agreement from HELLENBRAND in respect of the use of any online service provided via this web site.
Updated 7-26-12