Platinum Network Systmes, LLC
(Platinum) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing
technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online
site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Platinum
Web site, you consent to the data practices described in this
Collection of your Personal Information
Platinum collects personally identifiable information, such
as your e-mail address, name, home or work address, telephone
number and/or credit card number and information. Platinum also
collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique
to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests
There is also information about your computer hardware and software
that is automatically collected by Platinum. This information
can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access
times and referring web site addresses. This information is
used by Platinum for the operation of the service, to maintain
quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding
use of the Platinum Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally
identifiable information or personally sensitive data through
Platinum public message boards, this information may be collected
and used by others. Note: Platinum does not read any of your
private online communications.
sites you choose to link to from Platinum so that you can understand
how those web sites collect, use and share your information.
Platinum is not responsible for the privacy policies or other
content on web sites outside of the Platinum and Platinum family
of web sites.
Use of your Personal Information
Platinum collects and uses your personal information to operate
the Platinum Web site and deliver the services you have requested.
Platinum also uses your personally identifiable information
to inform you of other products or services available from Platinum
and its affiliates. Platinum may also contact you via surveys
to conduct research about your opinion of current services or
of potential new services that may be offered.
Platinum does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists or
information to third parties. Platinum may, from time to time,
contact you on behalf of external business partners about a
particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those
cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail,
name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third
party. In addition, Platinum may share data with trusted partners
to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal
mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All
such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information
except to provide these services to Platinum, and they are required
to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Platinum does not use or disclose sensitive personal information,
such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your
Platinum keeps track of the web sites and pages our customers
visit within Platinum, in order to determine what Platinum services
are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized
content and advertising within Platinum to customers whose behavior
indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Platinum Web Sites will disclose your personal information,
without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good
faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to
the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on
Platinum or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property
of Platinum; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect
the personal safety of users of Platinum, or the public.
The Platinum Web Site uses "cookies" to help you personalize
your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed
on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used
to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies
are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web
server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience
feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell
the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For
example, if you personalize Platinum pages, or register with
Platinum site or services, a cookie helps Platinum to recall
your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies
the process of recording your personal information, such as
billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return
to the same Platinum Web site, the information you previously
provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Platinum
features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web
browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify
your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you
choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience
the interactive features of the Platinum services or web sites
Security of your Personal Information
Platinum secures your personal information from unauthorized
access, use or disclosure. Platinum secures the personally identifiable
information you provide on computer servers in a controlled,
secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use
or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card
number) is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through
the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Changes to this Policy
Platinum will occasionally
Platinum encourages you to periodically review this Policy to
be informed of how Platinum is protecting your information.
If you believe that Platinum has not adhered to this Policy,
please contact Platinum by visiting our Contact
Page. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly
determine and remedy the problem.
Between User And Platinum
The Platinum Web Site is comprised of various web pages operated
The Platinum Web Site is offered to you conditioned on your
acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and
notices contained herein. Your use of the Platinum Web Site
constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, and
Platinum reserves the right to change the terms, conditions,
and notices under which the Platinum Web Site is offered, including
but not limited to the charges associated with the use of the
Platinum Web Site.
Links To Third Party Sites
The Platinum Web Site may contain
links to other web Sites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites
are not under the control of Platinum and Platinum is not responsible
for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation
any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates
to a Linked Site. Platinum is not responsible for webcasting
or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site.
Platinum is providing these links to you only as a convenience,
and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by
Platinum of the site or any association with its operators.
No Unlawful Or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the Platinum Web Site, you warrant
to Platinum that you will not use the Platinum Web Site for
any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions,
and notices. You may not use the Platinum Web Site in any manner
which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Platinum
Web Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment
of the Platinum Web Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain
any materials or information through any means not intentionally
made available or provided for through the Platinum Web Sites.
Use Of Communication Services
The Platinum Web Site may contain bulletin board services, chat
areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages,
calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities
designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large
or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you
agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and
receive messages and material that are proper and related to
the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and
not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication
Service, you will not:
1. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk,
threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights
of privacy and publicity) of others.
2. Publish, post, upload, distribute
or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing,
obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
3. Upload files that contain
software or other material protected by intellectual property
laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or
control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
4. Upload files that contain
viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs
that may damage the operation of another's computer.
5. Advertise or offer to sell
or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless
such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
6. Conduct or forward surveys,
contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters. Download any file
posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know,
or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in
7. Falsify or delete any author
attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations
or labels of the origin or source of software or other material
contained in a file that is uploaded.
8. Restrict or inhibit any
other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be
applicable for any particular Communication Service.
9. Harvest or otherwise collect
information about others, including e-mail addresses, without
10. Violate any applicable
laws or regulations.
Platinum has no obligation to
monitor the Communication Services. However, Platinum reserves
the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service
and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. Platinum
reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of
the Communication Services at any time without notice for any
Platinum reserves the right
at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy
any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental
request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information
or materials, in whole or in part, in Platinum's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving
out any personally identifying information about yourself or
your children in any Communication Service. Platinum does not
control or endorse the content, messages or information found
in any Communication Service and, therefore, Platinum specifically
disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services
and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication
Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized Platinum spokespersons,
and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Platinum.
Materials uploaded to a Communication
Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction
and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such
limitations if you download the materials.
Materials Provided To Platinum Or Posted At Any Platinum Web
Platinum does not claim ownership of the materials you provide
to Platinum (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload,
input or submit to any Platinum Web Site or its associated services
(collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading,
inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting
Platinum, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees
permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation
of their Internet businesses including, without limitation,
the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display,
publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your
Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your
No compensation will be paid
with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein.
Platinum is under no obligation to post or use any Submission
you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in
Platinum's sole discretion. By posting, uploading, inputting,
providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent
that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your
Submission as described in this section including, without limitation,
all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input
or submit the Submissions.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE,
PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE
PLATINUM WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL
ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN.
PLATINUM AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES
IN THE PLATINUM WEB SITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE
PLATINUM WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL,
LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE
PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION.
PLATINUM AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT
THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND
ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND
RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE PLATINUM WEB SITE FOR ANY
PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW,
ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED
GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION
OF ANY KIND. Platinum AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL
WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE,
PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED
BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL PLATINUM AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS
BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT
LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING
OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF
THE PLATINUM WEB SITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE
PLATINUM WEB SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE
TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS,
SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE PLATINUM
WEB SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE PLATINUM
Web SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT
LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF PLATINUM OR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS
HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME
STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE
LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH
ANY PORTION OF THE PLATINUM WEB SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS
OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING
THE PLATINUM WEB SITE.
CONTACT INFORMATION: See our
Platinum reserves the right,
in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Platinum
Web Site and the related services or any portion thereof at
any time, without notice.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, this
agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Washington,
U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction
and venue of courts in Harris County, Texas, U.S.A. in all disputes
arising out of or relating to the use of the Platinum Web Site.
Use of the Platinum Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction
that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and
conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You
agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency
relationship exists between you and Platinum as a result of
this agreement or use of the Platinum Web Site. Platinum's performance
of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process,
and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of
Platinum's right to comply with governmental, court and law
enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of
the Platinum Web Site or information provided to or gathered
by Platinum with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement
is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable
law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers
and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid
or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid,
enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of
the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall
continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this
agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user
and Platinum with respect to the Platinum Web Site and it supersedes
all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether
electronic, oral or written, between the user and Platinum with
respect to the Platinum Web Site. A printed version of this
agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be
admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon
or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject
to the same conditions as other business documents and records
originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the
express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related
documents be drawn up in English.
Copyright And Trademark
All contents of the Platinum Web Site are:
Copyright 2006 by Platinum and/or its suppliers. All rights
The names of actual companies and products
mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
The example companies, organizations, products, people and events
depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real
company, organization, product, person, or event is intended
or should be inferred. Any rights not expressly granted herein
Notices And Procedure For Making Claims
Of Copyright Infringement
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section
512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under
United States copyright law should be sent to Service Provider's
Designated Agent. You may do so as provided for in the Comments
All Inquiries Not Relevant To The Following
Procedure Will Receive "NO RESPONSE".
See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims
of Copyright Infringement.
Platinum welcomes your comments regarding
Use, please contact Platinum by visiting our Contacts
page. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly
determine and remedy the problem.