Terms of Use

Updated May 29, 2015

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE. THIS WEBSITE USE AGREEMENT APPLIES TO THE WEBSITES AND MOBILE APPLICATIONS LOCATED AT PIGOTTNET.COM, (“This Website”, as applicable). IT DOES NOT APPLY TO THE OFFLINE ACTIVITIES OF PIGOTT OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES OR THIRD PARTIES. IT ALSO DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY THIRD PARTY, INCLUDING THROUGH ANY APPLICATION OR CONTENT THAT MAY LINK TO OR BE ACCESSED FROM THIS WEBSITE. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE WEBSITE USE AGREEMENT SET FORTH BELOW.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE

Website Use Agreement
By accessing This Website (including extensions thereof) you are entering into this Website Use Agreement (“Agreement”) with Pigott, Inc. and any company that is directly or indirectly controlled by, or under common control with Pigott (collectively, “Pigott”), and you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. This Agreement includes the terms and conditions set forth herein, This Website’s Privacy Policies (which are referenced and hyperlinked at http://www.pigottnet/privacy/ and incorporated herein by reference) and any other terms incorporated by reference herein.

Changes to This Agreement
Pigott reserves the right to change any of the terms of This Website Use Agreement (including, without limitation, any terms, policies or notices incorporated herein by reference) without prior notice. You agree to visit This Website periodically to be aware of and review any such changes. Changes to this Agreement will be effective upon posting. By continuing to use This Website after changes are posted, you accept the changes and agree to them. For your convenience, the date of last revision is included at the top of this page.

Copyright Notice
Copyright 2015 Pigott, Inc. All rights reserved.

Designated Agent for Digital Millennium Copyright Act Claims
Pursuant to Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, all claims of copyright infringement for material that is believed to be residing on Pigott’s systems or networks, should be promptly sent in the form of written notice to Pigott’s Designated Agent:

John Stenberg – Designated Agent for DMCA Notices
Pigott, Inc.

3815 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, IA, 50312

All claims must include the following information:

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single on-line site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the Complaining Party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  • A statement that the Complaining Party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the Complaining Party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Availability
Unless otherwise stated, the services or products featured on this website are only available within the United States, or in relation to postings from the United States. All advertising is intended solely for the United States. You are solely responsible for evaluating the fitness for a particular purpose of any text available through this site. Redistribution or republication of any part of this site or its content is prohibited, including such by framing or other similar or any other means, without the express written consent of Pigott. By using this service you thereby indemnify Pigott, Inc., its employees, agents and affiliates against any loss or damage, in whatever manner, howsoever caused.

Registration and Profile
Most Websites do not require registration in order to visit. However, in order to access certain features of specific Websites, you may be required to register with the Website and create a “Profile” account. Your Profile account allows you access to the services and functionality of the Website to post a question, answer, article, comment or review and any other services and functionality that we may establish and maintain from time to time in our sole discretion.

When creating your Profile, you must provide accurate information. You may receive a password and account designation upon completing your Profile. You must not allow someone else to use your Profile, nor can you use someone else’s Profile. You must keep the password to your Profile secure and you must notify Pigott immediately of any unauthorized use of, or security breach connected with, your Profile. You are responsible for all answers, articles, comments and reviews posted from, or any other activity connected with, your Profile. Pigott is not liable for any losses caused by any unauthorized use of your Profile; however, you are liable to Pigott for any losses to Pigott or others caused by such unauthorized use.

In order to create a Profile account and post answers, articles, comments or reviews, you must be at least 18 years of age and be fully able and competent to enter into, agree to, and comply with, this Agreement.

By providing your e-mail address, you consent to us using the e-mail address to send you notices related to the Website(s), including any notices required by law.

Use of Information
You may not display This Website in frames or utilize any other techniques to display This Website (or any content on This Website) without the prior express written consent of Pigott. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Pigott’s name or trademarks without the prior express written consent of Pigott. You may not use Pigott’s domain name as a pseudonymous return email address for any communications that you transmit from another location or through another service. You may not pretend to be someone else (or spoof their identity) when using This Website. You may not link to This Website, without Pigott’s prior consent, which consent may be withdrawn by Pigott at any time, with or without notice, in Pigott’s sole discretion.

You agree not to use or permit others to use This Website in ways that (i) violate any applicable law or regulation or any of our policies, (ii) infringe the rights of others, or (iii) interfere with the users, services, or equipment of our network or other networks. You agree to cooperate with Pigott and provide requested information in connection with all security and use matters relating to This Website and to notify us promptly if you suspect unauthorized use of This Website or your account. Pigott reserves the right to cooperate with legal authorities and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected crime or civil wrong. Such cooperation may include the provision of account or user information or email and monitoring our network and/or the networks of our third party licensors, suppliers and providers.

Documents published by Pigott on This Website may contain other proprietary notices or describe products, services, processes or technologies owned by Pigott or third parties. Except as expressly set forth herein, nothing contained herein shall be construed as granting to the user a license under any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right of Pigott or any third party. Except as expressly granted under this Agreement, all rights are reserved by Pigott.

You acknowledge that Pigott does not provide professional advice and you agree that you will not use This Website as a substitute for or supplement to advice from a qualified professional, whether they be a financial, legal, or other professional.

Wireless Access and SMS (Send to Phone Feature)
You acknowledge that, depending on your wireless data plan, your wireless company may impose fees in connection with your wireless access or use of This Website and you agree that you are solely responsible for such fees.

Similarly, by using the Send to Phone feature, you or the recipient of your message may incur SMS, data, and/or messaging fees (“Msg&Data Rates May Apply”), and you agree that you are solely responsible for such fees. To opt out of receiving SMS messages at any time, text STOP to 339669. To receive more information, text HELP to 339669. Not all handset models are supported. Supported carriers may include AT&T, Boost Mobile, Cellcom, Cellular South, Dobson/Cellular One, nTelos, Sprint, Suncom, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Mobile.

Data Mining Prohibited
You may not use bots or similar methods or tools to “data mine” or otherwise gather or extract data from This Website, without Pigott’s prior consent, which consent may be withdrawn by Pigott at any time, with or without notice, in Pigott’s sole discretion.

Patents
Pigott affiliates are the sole or joint owner of certain patents including the following:

U.S. Patents

Insert Domestic Patent Number

Foreign Patents

Insert Foreign Patent Number (Insert Country)

Trademarks and Service
The insert trademark name®, and all other related product and service names, logos and slogans are trademarks and service marks of Pigott or one of its affiliates and may not be used in any manner without the prior written consent of Pigott or the affiliate that owns any such mark(s). Unauthorized use of any Pigott trademark, service mark, or logo may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws.

All other trademarks and service marks are third-party trademarks or service marks and are the property of their respective owners and cannot be used without permission. Third-party trademark references herein do not constitute or imply affiliation, endorsement or recommendation of Pigott or its affiliates by the respective trademark owners.

Consent to Monitoring
Pigott is under no obligation to monitor the information residing on or transmitted to This Website. However, anyone accessing This Website agrees that Pigott may monitor the contents of This Website periodically to (1) comply with any applicable laws, regulations or other governmental requests; (2) operate This Website properly or to protect itself and its users. Pigott reserves the right to modify, reject or eliminate any information or other material residing on or transmitted to This Website (or the server(s) that host This Website) that it, in its sole discretion, believes is unacceptable or in violation of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. This Website and any Third Party Site (see “Disclaimer of Endorsement/Linked Sites,” below) may contain content provided by advertisers or other third parties that may not be suitable for children. Pigott asks parents or legal guardians to assist Pigott by supervising the activities of children at This Website. Pigott does not knowingly collect personal information from children through This Website.

Information and Content Provided by You
"User provided content" means information, content and other material that any user of This Website submits or otherwise provides to Pigott (including but not limited to feedback, user reviews, data, questions, answers, comments, suggestions, plans, ideas or the like). If any user of This Website submits or otherwise provides Pigott with User Provided Content, such User Provided Content will be deemed to be non-confidential, and Pigott assumes no obligation to protect such User Provided Content from disclosure (and assumes no obligation to publish such User Provided Content and no other obligation of any kind with respect to such User Provided Content). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, this Agreement does not apply to any Advertiser Content (as defined in any Marketing Services Agreement between you and Pigott) that you provide to Pigott in connection with such Marketing Services Agreement.

You grant Pigott and its affiliates the absolute, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, royalty-free, worldwide, unrestricted, right, license and authority to (a) use, store, reproduce, adapt, delete, publish, translate, publicly perform, display, distribute, sell, disclose, manipulate, modify and prepare derivative works based upon any User Provided Content that you submit or otherwise provide to Pigott, in whole or in part, in such manner, format and media as Pigott may see fit in its sole discretion and for such purposes as Pigott may see fit in its sole discretion, without compensation to you, and (b) grant to third parties (through multiple tiers) the right, sublicense and authority to exercise all or any portion of the rights granted to Pigott in this paragraph, subject to such terms and conditions as Pigott may deem appropriate in its sole discretion, without compensation to you.

Without limiting the preceding paragraph, the submission or provision of User Provided Content to Pigott will in no way prevent the purchase, manufacture or use of similar products, services, plans, ideas and the like by Pigott for any purpose whatever.

You represent and warrant that you have the right and authority to grant Pigott the rights, licenses and authorizations afforded by this Agreement without the consent or authorization of any other person or entity, and that the exercise of any such rights, licenses, or authorizations by Pigott or its sublicensees will not infringe any copyright or other intellectual property right or right of publicity or privacy rights of any other person or entity. By submitting or otherwise providing User Provided Content (including, without limitation, user reviews), you represent and warrant that (a) you are the sole author and owner of the intellectual property rights thereto, (b) all “moral rights” that you may have in such User Provided Content have been voluntarily waived by you, (c) all such User Provided Content is accurate, (d) you are at least 18 years old, and (e) use of such User Provided Content will not cause injury to any person or entity.

You further agree and warrant that you will not post or store on, or transmit, submit or otherwise provide through, This Website any information, content or other material (including, without limitation, user reviews) that (a) violates, infringes or misappropriates any intellectual property right (including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, and right of publicity), any right of privacy or publicity, or any other right of any person or entity, (b) is harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, false, misleading, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful or racially, ethically or otherwise objectionable, or that violates any applicable law or regulation, or (c) contains any computer viruses, worms or other potentially damaging computer programs or files.

You agree and understand that Pigott may, in its sole discretion for any reason, and without any prior notice or liability, delete, edit, move or reject any files that you may maintain at This Website, and any material you may choose to post here. You should keep a copy of any material that you maintain or post at This Website because Pigott will not undertake to retain copies of any material that Pigott or others may delete from This Website.

Limitation of Liability
THE USER OF THIS WEBSITE ASSUMES ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND THE INTERNET GENERALLY. PIGOTT AND ITS AFFILIATES ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION (OR OTHER MATERIAL), APPARATUS, OR OTHER PROCESS CONTAINED ON, DISTRIBUTED THROUGH, OR LINKED DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED FROM THIS WEBSITE.

IN NO EVENT SHALL PIGOTT OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH (A) THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY THIRD PARTY SITE (DEFINED BELOW), (B) ANY INFORMATION, MATERIAL, APPARATUS OR OTHER PROCESS CONTAINED ON, DISTRIBUTED THROUGH, OR LINKED, DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED FROM THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE CONTAINED ON A THIRD PARTY SITE), (C) ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED ON OR THROUGH A THIRD PARTY SITE, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED AS A RESULT OF AN ADVERTISEMENT OR OTHER INFORMATION OR MATERIAL ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE, OR (D) THE INTERNET GENERALLY, OR OTHERWISE RELATING TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT; WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORT, OR OTHER FORM OF ACTION OR LEGAL THEORY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER PIGOTT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

No Warranties
Any material on This Website may include technical or other inaccuracies or typographical errors.

THIS WEBSITE IS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES.

PIGOTT AND ITS AFFILIATES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND ENDORSEMENTS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION GIVEN BY PIGOTT, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.

WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, (A) NEITHER PIGOTT NOR ITS AFFILIATES REPRESENTS, WARRANTS OR GUARANTEES THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE FROM THIS WEBSITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, AND (B) NEITHER PIGOTT NOR ITS AFFILIATES MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES REGARDING (1) THE OPERATION OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY THIRD PARTY SITE, (2) THE NATURE, CONTENT OR ACCURACY (EITHER WHEN POSTED OR AS A RESULT OF THE PASSAGE OF TIME) OF ANY INFORMATION, MATERIAL, APPARATUS OR OTHER PROCESS CONTAINED ON, DISTRIBUTED THROUGH, OR LINKED, DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED FROM THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE CONTAINED ON A THIRD PARTY SITE), (3) ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED ON OR THROUGH A THIRD PARTY SITE, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED AS A RESULT OF AN ADVERTISEMENT OR OTHER INFORMATION OR MATERIAL ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE, OR (4) THE INTERNET GENERALLY.

IN THE EVENT OF ANY CONFLICT BETWEEN THIS SECTION (NO WARRANTIES) AND OTHER TERMS OR PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, THIS SECTION SHALL GOVERN.

Disclaimer of Endorsement / Linked Sites
Reference herein to any products, services, processes, hypertext links to third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by Pigott. Product and service information is the sole responsibility of each individual vendor.

Some of the sites to which you may link from This Website are not owned by Pigott (collectively, “Third Party Sites”). Some Third Party Sites may contain the trademarks or “branding” of Pigott. Third Party Sites may include, without limitation, sites on which you may bid for and/or purchase products or services. Pigott makes no representations whatsoever concerning (a) the information, software or other material appearing on, or accessible through, any Third Party Site (including without limitation, any advertisement for products or services on any Third Party Site), (b) the performance or operation of any Third Party Site (including, without limitation, any transactions initiated or conducted through any Third Party Site, any taxes associated therewith and any use by third parties of user credit card information), (c) any products or services advertised or sold on or through any Third Party Site (including, without limitation, the quality, safety and legality of such products or services or the sale thereof), or (d) the sellers of any products or services advertised or sold on or through any Third Party Site. Your dealings or communications through Third Party Sites are solely between you and that third party. Under no circumstances will Pigott be liable for any goods, services, resources, or content available through such third party dealings or communications or for any harm related thereto. If you decide to access any of the Third Party Sites linked to This Website, you do so entirely at your own risk. If you are accessing a Third Party Site through a link on This Website, you are advised to read the terms of use and privacy policy of such Third Party Site before you use such Third Party Sites.

Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and Pigott, your linking to This Website (the “Link”), is subject to the following: (i) the appearance, position, and other aspects of the Link may not be such as to damage or dilute the reputation of Pigott, including without limitation the posting of the Link on the same website as, or in a manner that associates Pigott or its related brands with any content of a sexual, pornographic, illegal, violent, discriminatory, offensive, threatening, misleading, or abusive nature; (ii) the appearance, position, and other attributes of the Link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with Pigott; (iii) when selected by a user, the Link must display the websites on full-screen and not within a frame on the linking website; and (iv) Pigott reserves the right to revoke its consent to the Link at any time and in its sole discretion. This paragraph applies to the Link to any page on This Website and/or any content available on or through This Website, including, without limitation, any Pigott widget. Pigott and its affiliates, as applicable, retain all of the rights in the Link and the content in the Links, including without limitation trademarks. You are not allowed to alter the Link or any of the associated content. Any use of Pigott’s trademarks, content, or Links inures solely to Pigott and its affiliates’ benefit. YOU ASSUME SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE LINK AS WELL AS THE USE OF THE LINK BY VISITORS TO YOUR WEBSITE.

Security / No Disruption
You agree that you will comply with any security processes and procedures (such as passwords) specified by Pigott with respect to access to or use of This Website. Further, you agree not to access or attempt to access any areas of or through This Website which are not intended for general public access, unless you have been provided with explicit written authorization to do so by Pigott. You agree that you will not disrupt the functioning of This Website or otherwise act in a way that interferes with other users’ use of This Website.

Access / Failure to Comply
Pigott has the right to terminate, suspend or restrict your access to This Website, in whole or in part, unilaterally and without notice, in the event you violate any of the terms of this Agreement. In addition, if asked to do so, you agree that you will not attempt to access This Website.

Pigott also reserves any and all remedies at law or equity in connection with violation of the terms of this Agreement.

You agree, at your own expense, to indemnify, defend and hold Pigott (and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, agents, employees service providers and third parties providing content on This Website) harmless from and against any claim or demand, and all losses incurred, arising from or related to (a) your breach of any representation, warranty, covenant or obligation set forth in this Agreement (or any other violation of this Agreement), (b) any information, content or other material transmitted, submitted or provided by you through This Website (including, without limitation, Pigott’s exercise of its rights with respect to such information), (c) your publication or use of any user review displayed on This Website, or (d) your use of (or conduct on) any Third Party Site (including, without limitation, (i) any information, software or other material viewed or accessed by you on or through any Third Party Site (including without limitation, any advertisement or coupon for products or services on any Third Party Site), (ii) any transactions initiated or conducted by you through any Third Party Site (including, without limitation, any taxes associated therewith and any use by third parties of your credit card information), (iii) any products or services that you bid on, purchase or otherwise obtain on or through any Third Party Site (including, without limitation, the quality, safety and legality of such products or services or the sale thereof), (iv) any reservations you make on or through any Third Party Site, and (v) the conduct of sellers of any products or services that you bid on, purchase or otherwise obtain on or through any Third Party Site).

Waiver
In any legal proceeding relating to this Agreement, you agree to waive any right you may have to participate in any class, group, or representative proceeding and to waive any right you may have to a trial by jury. Any claim, controversy, or dispute that arises under or relates to this Agreement shall be referred by the aggrieved party to binding arbitration under the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association.

Miscellaneous
Pigott reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, This Website or any portion thereof with or without notice. You agree that Pigott shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the websites.

You and Pigott agree that the substantive laws of the State of Iowa, without reference to its principles of conflicts of laws, will be applied to govern, construe and enforce all of the rights and duties of the parties arising from or relating in any way to the subject matter of this Agreement. YOU AND PIGOTT CONSENT TO THE EXCLUSIVE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF AND VENUE IN A COURT LOCATED IN POLK COUNTY, IOWA, FOR ANY SUITS OR CAUSES OF ACTION CONNECTED IN ANY WAY, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT OR TO THIS WEBSITE. Except as otherwise required by law, any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to This Website must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.

If any portion of this Agreement is ruled invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be deemed amended in order to achieve as closely as possible the same effect as originally drafted. Any invalid or unenforceable portion should be construed as narrowly as possible in order to give effect to as much of the Agreement as possible. No waiver of any breach of any agreement or provision of this Agreement, nor any failure to assert any right or privilege contained in this Agreement, shall be deemed a waiver of any preceding or succeeding breach of any agreement or provision.

You agree not to assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement in whole or in part; any attempt to do so shall be void.

This Agreement (including all policies, notices and other terms incorporated into this Agreement by reference) constitutes the entire agreement between you and Pigott with respect to the subject matter hereto and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements whether written or oral. This Agreement may be revised only: (a) by Pigott as set forth in the Section of this Agreement entitled “Changes to This Agreement”, or (b) by written agreement signed by a Pigott executive. Any terms varying from this Agreement in any written, electronic or other communication from you are void. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, this Agreement does not apply to any Advertiser Copy (as defined in any applicable Marketing Services Agreement or any Pigott-provided Terms or Addendum) or other information, content or other material submitted or otherwise provided by you through This Website that is the subject of a Pigott-provided preprinted agreement or a clickwrap agreement on a website owned by Pigott (other than this Agreement).