Welcome to the combined website of SynchroNet Logistics, Inc., SynchroNet Marine, Inc. and SynchroNet Intermodal Services, Inc. (“SynchroNet”). These Terms and Conditions govern your use of synchronet.co (the “Site”) and the services made available on synchronet.co (the “Services”). By using the Services or visiting or browsing the Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by these Terms and Conditions and any modifications that may be made to these Terms and Conditions from time to time; if you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions you should not use the Services, or visit or browse the Site.
These Terms and Conditions constitute a binding legal agreement between you and SynchroNet Logistics, Inc., SynchroNet Marine, Inc. and SynchroNet Intermodal Services, Inc. (“SynchroNet Logistics, Inc.”, “SynchroNet Marine, Inc.”, SynchroNet Intermodal Services, Inc.”, “SynchroNet”, “we,” “us,” and “our”). Please read them carefully before accessing or using the Site or the Services.
We reserve the right to modify these Terms and Conditions at any time and in any manner at our sole discretion. Notice of any modification of these Terms and Conditions will be posted in this section of the Site, and any such modifications will be effective upon the posting of such notice. Your continued use of the Site or the Services constitutes your binding acceptance of such modifications. Please check this section of the Site before using the Site or the Services to determine whether a change has been made to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to any changes in the Terms and Conditions as they may occur, please arrange to terminate your registration with the Site immediately and discontinue your use of the Service and the Site. You agree that we are not liable to you or to any third party for any modification of these Terms and Conditions.
Before you can use certain parts of the Services, you may be required to register as a member through the Site. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to register as a member and use the Services. You agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site’s registration form (such information being the “Registration Data”), and you agree to maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or we have any reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your account and refuse to offer you any and all current or future use of the Services and the Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer. You are solely responsible for any activity related to your account. If you suspect any unauthorized use of your account, notify us immediately. You acknowledge and agree that we may preserve user information and may also disclose user information if required to do so by law or if we believe in good faith that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
(a) comply with legal process;
(b) enforce these Terms and Conditions;
(c) respond to claims that any Content (defined below) violates the rights of third parties; or
(d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of SynchroNet, its users, or the public.
The Site and the Services may allow you and other third parties to post data, text, code, messages, opinions, advice, statements, reviews, comments, and other materials and information (collectively, “Content”). All Content, whether publicly posted on or privately transmitted via the Site or the Services, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom the Content originated and not of SynchroNet, or its shareholders, directors, officers, or employees. SynchroNet may review and delete any Content, in whole or in part, that in the sole judgment of SynchroNet violates these Terms and Conditions or that might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights of or harm any third parties. Nonetheless, under no circumstances will SynchroNet or its shareholders, directors, officers, directors, or employees be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on Content obtained through the Site or the Services. It is your responsibility to evaluate the Content available through the Services or the Site. Although Content will not be pre-screened or reviewed, we reserve the right to refuse or delete any Content.
When you post Content, you hereby grant (or warrant that the owner of the Content grants) us and each user of the Site or the Services a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable, worldwide, non-exclusive right to use, reproduce, modify, translate, adapt, publish, create derivative works of, transmit, distribute, perform, display, delete (in whole or in part), and incorporate the Content for any purpose and without acknowledgment to you. By posting or providing Content, you represent and warrant that public posting and use of your Content by us and any of our users will not infringe on or violate the rights of any third party.
6. Usage Guidelines and Restrictions
You agree not to use the Site or the Services to:
(a) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any Content that contains personally identifying information (such as actual names, phone numbers, mailing addresses, email addresses and URL), unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable;
(b) harm minors in any way or write comments that in any way refer to person(s) under eighteen (18) years of age;
(c) impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(d) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
(e) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights (“Rights”) of any party;
(f) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other forms of solicitation;
(g) upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(h) interfere with or disrupt the Services, the Site, or servers or networks connected to the Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Site;
(i) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, “stalk” or otherwise harass another, or collect or store personal data about other users;
(j) use any automated means to access the Site or the Services or collect any information from the Site or the Services (including, without limitation, robots, spiders, or scripts); or
(k) frame the Site or the Services, utilize framing techniques to enclose any service mark, logo, or other proprietary information, place pop-up windows over its pages, or otherwise affect the display of its pages. This means, among other activities, that you must not engage in the practices of “screen scraping,” “database scraping,” or any other activity with the purpose of obtaining lists of users or other information.
You agree that SynchroNet, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof), and/or use of the Site and/or the Services, and remove and discard any Content within the Site, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if SynchroNet believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms and Conditions. SynchroNet may also in its sole discretion and at any time modify or discontinue providing the Site or the Services, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any modification or termination of your access to the Site or the Services may be effected without prior notice, and you acknowledge and agree that SynchroNet may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and Content in your account and bar any further access to such information or to the Site or the Services. Further, you agree that SynchroNet shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification or termination of this site.
9. Disclaimers of Warranties; Limitations on Liability
You agree to indemnify and hold SynchroNet, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of, resulting from or connected with the use, modification, misinterpretation, misuse, or reuse by you of the Site, the Services, or Content, including without limitation these Terms and Conditions.
11. Links and Advertising
We may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites or resources that are beyond our control. We make no representations as to the quality, suitability, functionality, or legality of any sites to which links may be provided, and you hereby waive any claim you might have against us, with respect to such sites. SYNCHRONET IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT ON THE INTERNET OR WEB PAGES THAT ARE CONTAINED OUTSIDE THE SITE.
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, other users, advertisers, or partners found on or through the Site or the Services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such user, advertiser, or partner. You agree that we are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or partners on the Site or the Services.
12. Governing Law and Arbitration
These Terms and Conditions are governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within California between California residents. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions, the Services, the Content, or the Site will be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim will be arbitrated on an individual basis, and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration will be conducted in Alameda County and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof. The award of the arbitrator will be final and binding upon the parties without appeal or review. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may seek any interim or preliminary injunctive relief from any court of competent jurisdiction, as necessary to protect the party’s rights or property pending the completion of arbitration. By using the Site or the Services, you consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state court located in Alameda County, California and federal courts located in San Francisco, California.
In the event that you have a dispute with one or more users of the Site or the Services, you release SynchroNet (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, parent corporation, joint ventures, and employees) from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
14. Claims of Copyright Infringement
SynchroNet respects the intellectual property rights of others, and requires that the people who use the Site and the Services do the same. It is our policy to respond promptly to claims of intellectual property misuse.
If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the Site or the Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent with the following information in writing the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf;
identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
a statement made under penalty of perjury that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
If we receive such a claim, we reserve the right to refuse or delete Content as described under these Terms and Conditions and to terminate a user’s account.
Our designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1998, as amended (“DMCA”) is:
SynchroNet Logistics, Inc.
4473 Willow Road, Suite 250
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Attn: Copyright Infringement
After receiving a claim of infringement, we will process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the DMCA and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying or substantially complying with the DMCA, we will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity, and will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. We will take reasonable steps promptly to notify the user that we have removed or disabled access to such material.
Upon receipt of a proper counter notification under the DMCA, we will promptly provide the person who provided the initial notification of claimed infringement with a copy of the counter notification and inform that person that we will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it in ten (10) business days.
Unless our designated agent first receives notice from the person who submitted the initial notification that such person has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the user from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the Site or the Services, we will replace the removed material and cease disabling access to it.
You may provide us with a counter notification by providing our copyright agent the following information in writing:
your physical or electronic signature;
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;
a statement under penalty of perjury that you have 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;
your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which we may be found and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the initial notification of infringement.
SynchroNet’s failure to act in a particular circumstance does not waive its ability to act with respect to that circumstance or similar circumstances. By using the Site or the Services, you consent to receiving electronic communications from SynchroNet. These communications will include notices about your account and information concerning or related to the Services. You agree that any notice, agreements, disclosure, or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing. SynchroNet is excused for any failure to perform to the extent that its performance is prevented by any reason outside of its control. These Terms and Conditions comprise the entire agreement between you and SynchroNet and supersede all prior agreements between the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein.
Please direct any questions regarding these Terms and Conditions to our email.
What Information Is Collected?
“Personally Identifiable Information” means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address, or an email address, phone number or other contact information, whether at work or at home. SynchroNet collects the following Personally Identifiable Information from you when you use our Site:
In the case that you sign up for one of SynchroNet’s targeted email lists, SynchroNet Logistics, Inc., SynchroNet Marine, Inc. and SynchroNet Intermodal Services, Inc. will collect and store the email address you provide.
SynchroNet also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookie information and the page you request. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you might not be able to take advantage of many of our features. Any such information which is recorded by SynchroNet is done so anonymously and without any correlation to personal data.
How Is Such Information Used?
Currently, all such information is used only for the following purposes: the improved operation, management, and auditing of this website and subscriber email lists. This website may utilize information in order to present a more useful experience, including but not limited to, remembering the identity of a user from a previous session, tracking the visitation of pages of the site, identifying the corporate ownership of a user’s IP address, and identifying any malice purported against the site.
Is The Information Shared or Disclosed?
SynchroNet does not rent, sell or share personal information it collects about you to or with third parties. Information collected from you is only used to complete and support your purchase or use of services from the SynchroNet Site and to comply with any requirements of law. SynchroNet may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SynchroNet or this web site; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of SynchroNet; or (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SynchroNet, its web sites or the public. If SynchroNet should ever file for bankruptcy or merge with another company, we may sell the information you provide to us on this Site to a third party or share your Personally Identifiable Information with any company with whom we merge.
SynchroNet allows all users who have submitted such information access to update or delete their details. Members of SynchroNet’s targeted email lists may follow the instructions they first received when they joined the email list, as well as the instructions found at the bottom of any message received from such a list. If none of those options are available, users may send an email with a description of the email address in question and the desired action.
The Security of Your Information
SynchroNet protects the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts the information you input.
Personal Information collected on this web site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which SynchroNet or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this web site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
Contacting SynchroNet Logistics, Inc.
SynchroNet Logistics, Inc.
4473 Willow Road, Suite 250
Pleasanton, CA 94588
and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to remedy the problem.