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Thank you for viewing The International Institute of Bassists (IIB) at InstituteOfBass.com. The IIB is owned and maintained by Cliff Engel. The IIB provides this service to users of this web site, and each user is subject to the following Terms of Service. Please read the Terms of Service along with the Privacy Policy before accessing or utilizing any section found within InstituteOfBass.com. Your use of InstituteOfBass.com is subject to your acceptance of the Terms of Service. When you access, view, or use InstituteOfBass.com, you agree to, without limitation, the Terms of Service as if you had signed a contract. This Terms of Service may be amended at any time without specific notification to you. The latest Terms of Service will be posted on InstituteOfBass.com, and you should periodically check the Terms of Service for modifications. Your continued use of InstituteOfBass.com shall be deemed your acceptance of any such changes.

Restrictions On Use:
Any content posted on the IIB web site at InstituteOfBass.com including, but not limited to, text-based information, notated exercises, audio media, video media, or photos that you copy, print, or download are licensed solely to you by the IIB for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you do not change or delete any copyright or other proprietary notices. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, redistribute, or exploit for any commercial or non-commercial purposes, any portion of InstituteOfBass.com, use of InstituteOfBass.com, or access to InstituteOfBass.com. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document, or other materials viewed or downloaded from InstituteOfBass.com, and the publication by you of any such content is strictly prohibited.

The IIB reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any portion of InstituteOfBass.com, in whole or part, with or without notice. You agree that the IIB shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification or discontinuance of InstituteOfBass.com. You agree to comply with all applicable laws, both local and international, regarding the transmission of information exported from the United States and your country of residence.

License:
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You expressly understand and agree that:
- You use this online service and resource at your own risk. InstituteOfBass.com is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis.
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- The IIB is not liable for any lost or stolen usernames, passwords, or personally identifiable information including, but not limited to, your name, mailing address, or e-mail address if illegally acquired by a third party.
- Any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of InstituteOfBass.com is done at your own discretion. You will be entirely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

Prohibited Behavior:
You are prohibited from using InstituteOfBass.com in any way to do any of the following:
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using InstituteOfBass.com.
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- Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
- Use InstituteOfBass.com to collect personally identifying information about other users.
- Perform any activities that the IIB determines, in his sole discretion, may be harmful to other users and InstituteOfBass.com.
- Use InstituteOfBass.com or any information or services related thereto for any unlawful purpose.

Third Party Web Sites:
The IIB has provided links and pointers to web sites maintained by third parties and may, from time to time, provide third party items or materials on InstituteOfBass.com. Any mention on InstituteOfBass.com of products or services provided by third parties is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation by the IIB. The IIB assumes no responsibility for those products or services. You acknowledge and agree that the IIB is not responsible for the accessibility of such external sites or resources and is not liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or obtainable from such sites or resources. Your dealings with any third parties mentioned on or found through InstituteOfBass.com are solely between you and such third party and are subject to any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings. You agree that use of third party web sites is at your sole risk, and you agree that the IIB shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of any such dealings between you and third parties sites or for any information appearing on third party web sites or any other web site linked within InstituteOfBass.com.

Submissions:
The IIB is very pleased to hear from viewers and welcomes your comments or suggestions regarding the services provided through InstituteOfBass.com. If you submit any original ideas, suggestions, notes, concepts, or materials to the IIB, they shall be deemed, and shall remain, the property of the IIB. No submitted content shall be subject to any obligation on the part of the IIB, and the IIB shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any content. Without limitation of the foregoing, the IIB shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing worldwide rights to the submitted content of every kind and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the content for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the submitted content.

Indemnity:
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the IIB, its employees, and other users, from and against any and all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs, and expenses including reasonable attorneys fees arising out of or related to:
- Any material posted or otherwise provided by you that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property right of any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy.
- Any claims brought by third parties arising from or related to your use of InstituteOfBass.com.
- Any misrepresentation made by you in connection with your use of InstituteOfBass.com.
- Any violation by you of the Terms of Service.

Discontinuance:
You agree that the IIB, through his own discretion and without prior notice to you, may discontinue your use of InstituteOfBass.com and also remove any content within InstituteOfBass.com for any reason if the IIB believes that you have violated the Terms of Service. The IIB may, also at its discretion, discontinue providing InstituteOfBass.com, or any part thereof, with or without notification.

Miscellaneous:
The Terms of Service shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in Hays, Kansas, and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Kansas. Any cause of action by you with respect to InstituteOfBass.com, or any information, products, or services related thereto, must be instituted within one year after the cause of action arose or be barred. All legal proceedings arising out of or in connection with the Terms of Service shall be brought solely in Ellis County, Kansas. You expressly submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of said courts. Should any part of the Terms of Service be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with the applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that anything in or associated with InstituteOfBass.com is in conflict or inconsistent with the Terms of Service, the Terms of Service shall take precedence. The IIB's delay or failure to enforce any provision of the Terms of Service shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision.

Violations:
Please report any violations of the Terms of Service to: InstituteOfBass@Yahoo.com.


Last Modified: January 4, 2010