Effective Date: June 17, 2019
Please read these Terms carefully. Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement, without modification, to all of the terms, conditions, and notices in the Agreement. If you do not accept the Agreement, you may not use the Site. As used in these Terms, “we,” “our” or “us” refers to Pond. “You,” “yours” or other similar designation refers to the person accessing or using the Site.
Special terms may apply to certain interactive features or services available via the Site (the “Services”), such as our employment application portal or online training platform. These terms may be posted on the Site in connection with the applicable Services, and you must agree to such terms before you access or use such Services. In the event of a conflict between these terms and the separate terms applicable to the Services, the separate Services terms will prevail.
We reserve the right to change these Terms at any time by posting revised Terms on the Site, so we encourage you to review this web page periodically. The changes will be effective immediately when posted. Your use or continued use of the Site following the posting of any changes to these Terms shall constitute your acceptance of the changed Terms.
All of the Site content is subject to copyright, trademark, service mark, trade dress and other intellectual property rights or licenses held by us or our licensors. We grant you a limited license to access and use the Site only to gather information about our organization, products and services and communicate with us through the Site. You may not otherwise use the content displayed on the Site. Other than as set forth above, we and our licensors retain all right, title and interest in and to the Site, and reserve all rights not expressly granted herein.
You may not download (other than page caching) any of the Site. You also may not copy, modify, publish, distribute, transfer or create derivative works from any of the Site or any materials on the Site (including, without limitation, computer programs or other code). You must abide by all trademark and copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in or attached to any portion of the Site.
Your license to access and use the Site does not include any resale or commercial use of the Site or its contents; any collection and use of any service listings, descriptions, or prices; any downloading or copying account information for the benefit of a third party; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. You may not visit or otherwise exploit any portion of the Site for any commercial purpose other than your personal purposes without our written consent. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of the Site without our written consent. You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing the name, domain name or trademarks of Pond without our express written consent. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by us.
We may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site or any Services at any time, including the availability of any feature, database or content. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to part, or all, of the Site or any Services without notice or liability.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
The Site may contain links to other websites owned or maintained by third parties (“Linked Sites”). The Linked Sites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. We do not guarantee the accuracy and completeness of the information obtained through any Linked Site. Accordingly, we will not be liable for decisions made based upon information on the Linked Sites. We are not responsible for web casting or any other transmission received from any Linked Site. We provide these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by us of the site or any association with its operators.
USE OF SITE
As a condition of your use of the Site, you warrant that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement. You may not use the Site in a manner that could damage, disable, or impair the Site or interfere with another party’s use of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any content through any means not intentionally made available through the Site. You further represent, warrant and covenant that you will not upload, post, distribute or otherwise publish through the Site any materials that (i) restrict any other user from using and enjoying the Site, (ii) are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit or indecent, (iii) constitute or encourage conduct that would give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law, (iv) violate or infringe the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, rights of privacy or publicity or other proprietary rights, (v) contain a virus or other harmful component, (vi) contain any information, software or other material of a commercial nature, (vii) contain advertising of any kind, or (viii) contain false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact.
By posting or submitting your Submissions, you warrant and represent that you own or control all of the rights to your Submissions, including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide or submit such Submission. You acknowledge that, by submitting Submissions through the Site, no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied or other relationship is created between you and us other than pursuant to this Agreement or applicable federal, state or local law or regulations.
Some features of the Site permit or require you to submit certain personal information to utilize such features. You agree to provide and maintain accurate and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site or the Services. By providing us with such information, you authorize us and our third-party agents to make any inquiries we consider necessary to confirm such information. You will not impersonate any third party or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any third party, including using another person’s account information, or another person’s name, likeness, voice, image or photograph. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to notify us promptly of any unauthorized use of your identity, or personal information, or other breach of security that you become aware of involving or relating to the Site.
LIABILITY DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION
THE SITE AND THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, CONTENTS, GRAPHICS, DOCUMENTS AND OTHER ELEMENTS INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE (COLLECTIVELY, THE
“CONTENTS”) MAY INCLUDE ERRORS. WE MAY, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, MAKE IMPROVEMENTS, DELETIONS, OR OTHER CHANGES IN THE SITE AND THE CONTENTS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, BUT WE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO DO SO. WE MAY IMPOSE LIMITS ON CERTAIN FEATURES AND SERVICES OR RESTRICT YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE OR TO PORTIONS OF IT WITHOUT NOTICE OR LIABILITY.
PLEASE INFORM POND OF ANY ERRORS AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS OR ACCURACY OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENTS FOR ANY PURPOSE. THE SITE AND ITS CONTENTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND, AND WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE SITE, THE CONTENTS AND ANY LINKED SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE, ITS CONTENTS OR ANY LINKED SITE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY MATERIAL OR FUNCTIONS IN THE SITE, ITS CONTENT OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SITE AVAILABLE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENTS OR ANY ERRORS CONTAINED THEREIN.
IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, ITS CONTENTS OR ANY LINKED SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY OR CLAIMS OR THIRD PARTIES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY OF THE SITE OR ANY OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to suspend the Site or any Services, suspend or terminate your use of the Site or any Services or terminate this Agreement at any time, without notice, for any reason. The Site Content, Use of Site, Submissions, Liability Disclaimer and Limitation, Indemnification, Compliance with Laws and General sections of this Policy shall survive any such termination.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and all our directors, officers, agents, employees, suppliers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against any and all liability and costs incurred by the Indemnified Parties (including,
without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) in connection with any claim arising out of or related to (i) your Submissions as provided to us or (ii) any breach by you of this Agreement or the representations, warranties and covenants contained herein. You shall cooperate fully with us in the defense of any claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you shall not settle any action or matter without our written consent.
In addition, you acknowledge and agree that we have the right to seek damages when you use the Site for unlawful purposes, in an unlawful manner, or in a manner inconsistent with the terms of this Agreement, and that such damages may include, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, incidental, cover, reliance or consequential damages. In the event that we are required to respond to a third party or law enforcement subpoena or court order that is related to your use of the Site or the Services, we may, in our sole discretion, require you to reimburse us for our reasonable expenses associated with complying with such subpoena or order.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
You represent and warrant that your use of the Site will comply with all applicable laws and regulations. In recognition of the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules where you reside or your organization is located regarding online activities and the Site or the Services. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported to or from the United States or the country in which you reside. The Site is controlled and operated by us from our offices within the United States and we make no representation that the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access the Site from other locations do so at their own initiative and risk and are fully responsible for compliance with all applicable laws in those locations. We do not offer the Site or the Products where prohibited by law.
You may not use, remove or export from the United States or allow the export or re-export of the Site, or any direct product thereof, including technical data, in violation of any restrictions, laws, or regulations of the United States or any other applicable country.
be valid unless in writing and signed by both parties. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement, and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind us in any respect whatsoever. The headings of the sections of this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Any notice to you in connection with this Agreement will be effective when we send it to the last email or physical address you gave us or posted on our Site. Any notice to us will be effective when delivered to us at our headquarters located at 3500 Parkway Lane, Suite 500, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092, Attn: Vice President Information Technology, or any address for our headquarters as we may later post on the Site.
THIS AGREEMENT IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA APPLICABLE TO CONTRACTS MADE AND PERFORMED THERE WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAW PRINCIPLES. YOU CONSENT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE OF THE STATE, SUPERIOR AND FEDERAL COURTS HAVING JURISDICTION OVER GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA, IN ALL DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF SITE, THE SERVICES OR THIS AGREEMENT, AND YOU WAIVE ANY JURISDICTIONAL, VENUE, OR INCONVENIENT FORUM OBJECTIONS TO SUCH COURTS. If you violate, or threaten to violate this Agreement, then we will have the right, and in addition to all other remedies available we might have in equity or under this Agreement, to affirmative or negative injunctive relief from a court of competent jurisdiction. You acknowledge that a violation of this Agreement would cause irreparable harm and that all other remedies are inadequate. If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed eliminated to the minimum extent necessary and the remainder shall continue in effect. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of the Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. In any action to enforce this Agreement, we will be entitled to our costs and attorneys’ fees.
None of this Agreement, your account or your obligations or rights hereunder may be transferred or assigned by you without our prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, transfer or other disposition by you in violation of this provision will be null, void and of no force and effect. We may freely assign this Agreement without your consent. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the permitted successors, legal representatives and assigns of the parties hereto. There shall be no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement. Time is of the essence.