Welcome to the BrightBiz Website located at www.BrightBiz.be (the “Website”) that is owned and operated by The BrightBiz Company, including its affiliates and subsidiaries (“BrightBiz,” “we,” “our,” or “us”). The terms “you,” “your,” and “yours” refer to anyone accessing, viewing, browsing, visiting or using the Website.
Subject to your acceptance and compliance with these Terms, BrightBiz grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use and display the Website and the materials thereon for your personal use only, provided that you fully comply with these Terms. You shall not interfere or attempt to interfere with the operation of the Website in any way through any means or device including, but not limited to, spamming, hacking, uploading computer viruses or time bombs, or the means expressly prohibited by these Terms. Except as expressly provided herein or otherwise allowed by BrightBiz, you may not use the Website for any commercial purpose.
Additional terms and conditions may apply to your use of any products and services offered through this Website. Please review all such terms and conditions before you use any of our products and services.
You are not required to register in order to access the Website. However, in order to use certain features of the Website or products and services offered through the Website, you will have to register and create a unique, password-protected account (“Account”). You agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current, and complete information as prompted by the registration form; and (b) maintain and update such information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete at all times. We reserve the right to delete your Account without warning if you are found to have misrepresented your age or any of the registration information submitted. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and email address. You agree to (a) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account, or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You will be solely responsible for safeguarding your password and also for any actions under your password and Account, whether authorized by you or not.
You acknowledge and agree that the Website uses and contains proprietary and confidential technology and information owned by or licensed to BrightBiz, and protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws and international treaties. Except for Your Submissions (as defined below), the content displayed on or through the Website, including without limitation all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials (collectively, the “Website Content”) is copyrighted by BrightBiz and/or its licensors under Belgian and international copyright laws. The Website Content may not be copied, modified, reproduced, republished, posted, transmitted, sold, offered for sale, or redistributed in any way without the prior written permission of BrightBiz. You must abide by all copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in or attached to any Website Content. The BrightBiz logo and trademarks, as well as certain other of the words and logos displayed on the Website, constitute trademarks, trade names, or service marks (“Marks”) of BrightBiz or other entities. You are not authorized to use any such Marks. Ownership of all such Marks and the goodwill associated therewith remains with BrightBiz or those other entities.
The Website Content, including these Terms, may be changed at the sole discretion of BrightBiz and without notice. You shall be bound by any such updates or changes, so you should periodically review these Terms. If any modification is not acceptable to you, your sole remedy and recourse is to discontinue use of the Website.
Acceptable Use Policy
Your Submissions, License and Warranties
The Website may allow you to upload, post, publish, display or make available any information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags or other materials, whether created by or for you, (“Your Submission(s)”). Subject to the licenses you are granting hereunder, you retain all right, title and interest, including without limitation all worldwide intellectual property rights, in and to Your Submissions. We shall not acquire any right, title or interest in or to Your Submissions, except as provided herein.
You hereby grant BrightBiz a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive, sub-licensable and transferable right and license to use, reproduce, store, host, index, cache, distribute (through multiple tiers), publicly perform, publicly display, (each of the foregoing in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed), modify and adapt including without limitation the right to adapt for streaming, downloading, broadcasting, distribution, publicly displaying, publicly performing (each of the foregoing in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed), create derivative works from, and exercise all aforesaid rights with respect to such derivative works, and otherwise exploit in any manner, Your Submissions or any part thereof. You hereby expressly waive any and all so-called moral rights you may have in Your Submissions.
We may provide bulletin boards, blogs, instant messaging, wikis and the like for posting user feedback, comments or other input, including but not limited to, on the Website. You understand and acknowledge that, subject and pursuant to the licenses set forth hereunder, we may display your feedback, comments or other input on the Website and use it for other marketing and business activities. In addition, we may in our sole discretion decide not to use your feedback, comments or other input, delete it from the Website, and even edit your feedback, comments or other input for both content and format. You hereby expressly waive any and all so-called moral rights you may have in your feedback, comments or other input.
You hereby represent and warrant to BrightBiz and BrightBiz’s licensors that: (i) you have all the requisite power and authority, corporate or otherwise, to agree to these Terms, conduct yourself and your business and to execute, deliver, and perform all of your obligations under these Terms; (ii) you are the owner – or the authorized agent of the owner – of Your Submissions; (iii) you have the right to grant the licenses granted under these Terms; (iv) your performance under these Terms and/or the rights granted herein do not and will not conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions, or constitute a default under any contract or agreement, to which You are currently bound or will become bound in the future; (v) your performance under these Terms will comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations (including, without limitation, export control, privacy and obscenity laws), domestic or foreign.
It is BrightBiz’s policy to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). In accordance with the DMCA, BrightBiz shall: (i) block access to, or remove material that it believes in good faith infringes copyright of a third party; and (ii) remove and discontinue service to repeat infringers.
If you believe that any Website Content infringes one or more of your copyrights, please immediately notify BrightBiz’s Copyright Agent by means of a mailed or faxed notice (“Infringement Notice”) providing the information described below to the address or fax number listed below. If BrightBiz takes action in response to an Infringement Notice, it will make a good faith attempt to contact the party that made such content available by means of the most recent email address, if any, provided by such party to BrightBiz. Please be advised that you may be held liable for damages based on certain material misrepresentations contained in an Infringement Notice. Thus, if you are not sure that any Website Content infringes your copyright, you should consider first contacting an attorney.
All Infringement Notices should include the following:
(i) A signature, electronic or physical, of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf;
(ii) An identification of the copyright claimed to have been infringed;
(iii) A description of the nature and location of the content that you claim to infringe your copyright, in sufficient detail to permit BrightBiz to find and positively identify that content;
(iv) Your name, address, telephone number and email address; and
(v) A statement by you: (i) that you believe in good faith that the use of the content that you claim to infringe your copyright is not authorized by law, or by the copyright owner or such owner’s agent; and, (ii) under penalty of perjury, that all of the information contained in your Infringement Notice is accurate, and that you are either the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf.
Infringement Notices should be sent to the following:
If you receive a notice from us advising that we have received an Infringement Notice with respect to any of Your Submissions, you may send us a counter notice to challenge the Infringement Notice. To be effective, the counter notice must be a written communication provided to our designated agent that includes substantially the following:
i. A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber.
ii. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled.
iii. A statement under penalty of perjury that the subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.
iv. The subscriber’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of the Belgian Court in which the address is located, or if the subscriber’s address is outside of Belgium, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless BrightBiz, its contractors and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to out of your violation of any representation or warranty contained in these Terms.
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE DISCRETION AND RISK. THE WEBSITE AND THE WEBSITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. BRIGHTBIZ AND ITS LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, RELATING TO THE WEBSITE AND WEBSITE CONTENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. BRIGHTBIZ AND ITS LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES: (I) REGARDING THE SECURITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE WEBSITE CONTENT; (II) REGARDING THE GOODS, SERVICES, ADVICE, INFORMATION OR LINKS PROVIDED BY ANY THIRD PARTY; (III) THAT THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; OR (IV) THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM BRIGHTBIZ OR FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Limitation of Liability
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY STATED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IN A LICENSE OR OTHER AGREEMENT GOVERNING THE USE OF SPECIFIC CONTENT, IN NO EVENT WILL BRIGHTBIZ, ITS CONTRACTORS OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF THE BASIS OR NATURE OF THE CLAIM, RESULTING FROM ANY USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR THE WEBSITE CONTENT THEREOF OR OF ANY HYPERLINKED WEB SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF DATA OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF BRIGHTBIZ, ITS CONTRACTORS OR ITS LICENSORS WERE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE ARE AN ESSENTIAL BASIS OF THE BARGAIN AND OF THE ALLOCATION OF RISKS BETWEEN THE PARTIES. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CERTAIN INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Third Party Websites
BrightBiz has not reviewed, and cannot review, any of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites to which the Website links, and that link to the Website. BrightBiz does not have any control over those non-BrightBiz websites, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-BrightBiz website, BrightBiz does not represent or imply that it endorses such website. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other harmful or destructive content. BrightBiz disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-BrightBiz websites.
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Belgium, excluding its conflicts of laws principles. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Products is excluded and does not apply to these Terms. If any dispute relating in any way to these Terms or the policies or your use of the Website shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in the Court of Brussels, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate our intellectual property rights, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any other state court and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under these Terms shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the Belgian Court of Justice. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under these Terms shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to these Terms, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise. The failure to require performance of any provision shall not affect our right to require performance at any time thereafter, nor shall a waiver of any breach or default of these Terms constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach or default or a waiver of the provision itself. If any portion of these Terms is found to be unenforceable, such portion will be modified to reflect the parties’ intention and only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable, and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between you and us regarding this subject matter, and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements or understandings, written and oral.