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Tom Agan

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Terms and Conditions of Use

Rivia, LLC

By using this site, you signify that you have read these Terms and Conditions of Use and that you assent to these terms and conditions of use. If you do not agree to follow each of the terms and conditions of use, do not use this site.

Rivia reserves the right to update these terms and conditions at any time. Your continued use of the Rivia website will mean that you accept those changes.

The site, its content and features are subject to change or terminate without notice in the editorial discretion of Rivia. If you violate any of these terms and conditions, your permission to use the site automatically terminates.

Rivia grants you a non-exclusive non-transferable, non-sublicensable, limited right and license to access the site.

No Reproduction of Materials.

The material on the site is protected under state and federal copyright and trademark law. By accessing the material on the site, you do not obtain any ownership interest or rights to the material found on the website, nor are you permitted to create any derivative works of such material. All rights to the content of the site, or the content or material thereon, automatically terminates the permission or license granted by us hereunder. Copyright and trademark infringement are violations of federal and state law, and are subject to criminal and civil penalties.

Liability of BTB and its Licensors.

The use of the Rivia site is at your own risk.

When using the Rivia site, information will be transmitted over a medium which is beyond the control and jurisdiction of Rivia. Accordingly, Rivia assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the Rivia site.

The Rivia site is provided on an “as is” basis. Rivia and its licensors, to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaim all warranties, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third parties rights and fitness for a particular purpose. Specifically, Rivia makes no representations or warranties about the following:

1. The accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness or timeliness of the text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the site.

2. The effectiveness of the site in helping you to reach your goals.

In no event, shall Rivia, its licensors or any third parties mentioned on the Rivia site be liable for any damages (including without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the site whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory, and whether or not Rivia is advised of the possibility of such damages. Any claims arising in connection with your use of the site must be brought within one year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.

No Unlawful or Prohibited use/Intellectual Property.

You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferrable, revocable license to access and use the site strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the site, you warrant to Rivia that you will not use the site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the site in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the 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 site.

All content included as a part of the site, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the site, is the property of Rivia or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the site. Rivia content is not for resale. Your use of the site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without express written permission of Rivia. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of Rivia or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these terms and conditions.

General Restrictions.

You may not transfer, copy or display the content of the site. In addition, you may not sell, rent, lease, distribute, broadcast, sublicense or otherwise assign any right to the content to any third party. You may not remove any proprietary notices on the site. You may not attempt to disable, bypass, modify, defeat, or otherwise circumvent any digital rights management system used as part of the site or use the site for any illegal purpose.

User Submissions.

You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that infringes or violates any rights of any party. You agree that any such submission is non-confidential for all purposes. If you make such submission, you are warranting that the owner of such content has expressly granted Rivia a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide non-exclusive right to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form or format now known or hereafter developed.

Rivia Electronic Communications.

Visiting the site or sending emails to Rivia constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

Rivia does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen.

In consideration of being allowed to use the site, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these terms and conditions:

1. Using the site for any purpose in violation of local, state, national or international law;

2. Posting material that infringes upon the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy and publicity rights of others;

3. Posting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by Rivia in its sole discretion;

4. Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;

5. After receiving a warning, continuing to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or posting comments that are not related to the topic being discussed;

6. Posting change letters or pyramid schemes;

7. Impersonating another person;

8. Distributing viruses or other harmful computer code;

9. Harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others, including e-mail addresses without their consent;

10. Allowing any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments;

11. Posting the same note more than once or “spamming”; or

12. Engaging in any other contact that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the site, or which in the judgment of Rivia, exposes Rivia or any of its sponsors or guests to any liability or detriment of any type.

Rivia reserves the right but is not obligated to do any or all of the following:

1. Investigate the allegation that a communication does not conform to the terms of this Agreement;

2. Remove communications which are abusive, illegal or disruptive and otherwise fail to conform with these terms and conditions;

3. Terminating user’s access to any of the site entirely upon any breach of these Terms and Conditions;

4. Monitor, edit or disclose any communication on the site;

5. Edit or delete any communication posted on the site, regardless of whether or not such communication violates the standards.

Rivia reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public. Rivia has no liability or responsibility to users of the Rivia site or any person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.

Advertising and Links to Other Sites.

Rivia does not endorse the content of any third party web site. Rivia is not responsible for the content of links, third-party sites, sites framed within the Rivia site or third-party advertisements and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy. Your use of third party websites is at your own risk. Rivia does not endorse any product or service advertised on the Rivia site.

Indemnity.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Rivia, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees resulting from or alleged to result from your violation of these terms and conditions.

General.

Rivia is based in Blandford, Massachusetts in the United States of America. Rivia makes no claims that the site is appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the site may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Rivia site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and you are solely responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. All of the provisions of this agreement survive the expiration or termination of the terms and conditions for any reason whatsoever.

Jurisdiction.

You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Rivia, or in any way relating to your use of the Rivia site, resides in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in connection with any dispute including any claim involving Rivia or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without respect to its conflicts of law principles. If any provisions of these Terms and Conditions are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Complete Agreement, Except as Expressly Provided in a Particular “Legal Notice” on the Rivia Site. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and Rivia with respect to the use of the Rivia site. Your use of the Rivia site is also subject to the Rivia disclaimers and policies posted herewith.

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find the Rivia site educational and informative.

©2012 Rivia, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
October, 2012

LEGAL NOTICES

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

The materials on this website (the "Site") are provided by Rivia, LLC (Rivia) as a service to its (customers) and may be used for informational purposes only. Single copies may be downloaded subject to the provisions below. By downloading any materials from this site, you agree to these terms. If you do not agree to them, do not use the site or download any materials from it.

TRADEMARK DISCLOSURE

Rivia is a trade name and a protected, registered trademark belonging to Rivia, and may not be used without the prior written approval of Rivia. All other brands, names, and logos used on the site are the property of their owners and are used with specific permission by Rivia.

SINGLE COPY LICENSE

The materials on this site are copyrighted, and any unauthorized use of any materials on this site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You may download one copy of the information ("Materials") found on the Rivia site on a single computer for your personal, noncommercial, internal use only, unless specifically licensed to do otherwise by Rivia in writing or as allowed by any license terms that accompany or are provided with individual Materials. This is a license, not a transfer of title and is subject to the following restrictions: you may not (a) modify the Materials or use them for any commercial purpose or any public display, performance, sale, or rental; (b) remove any copyright or other proprietary notices from the Materials; (c) transfer the Materials to another person. You agree to prevent any unauthorized copying of the Materials.

OWNERSHIP OF MATERIALS

Materials are copyrighted and are protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. They may not be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way without Rivia’s prior written permission. Except as expressly provided herein, Rivia does not grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secret information. Other rights may be granted to you by Rivia in writing or incorporated elsewhere in the Materials.

TERMINATION OF THIS LICENSE

Rivia reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the website 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 Commonwealth of Massachusetts and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Massachusetts in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the website. Use of the website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.

You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Rivia as a result of this agreement or use of the website. Rivia’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of the Rivia’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the website or information provided to or gathered by Rivia 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 Rivia with respect to the Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and Rivia with respect the Website. 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 and 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 written in English.

LIABILITY DISCLAIMER
THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. RIVIA AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE WEBSITE AT ANY TIME.

RIVIA 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 WEBSITE FOR ANY PUROSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. RIVIA AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

LINKS TO OTHER MATERIALS

The linked sites are not under the control of Rivia, and Rivia is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. Rivia reserves the right to terminate any link or linking program at any time. Rivia does not endorse companies or products to which it links and reserves the right to note as such on its web pages. If you decide to access any of the third-party sites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

APPLICABLE LAWS

This site is controlled by Rivia from its offices within the United States of America. Rivia makes no representation that Materials in the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where their content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You may not use or export the Materials in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. Any claim relating to the Materials shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

GENERAL

Rivia may revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time to time to review the then current Terms because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages at this Site.

Copyright© 2012 Rivia, LLC. All rights reserved.
Blandford, Massachusetts, USA

Privacy Statement for Rivia, LLC

Rivia, LLC (Rivia) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our corporation’s commitment to privacy.

GoDaddy.com LLC is the location which houses the servers for www.rivia.com in the USA. GoDaddy.com LLC has no access to Rivia’s user information. It provides back-up servers and it may copy information posted to our servers for purposes of continuation of services. GoDaddy.com LLC is not permitted to use any information for any purpose.

Links

This site contains links to other sites. Rivia is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Passive Information Collection

Rivia does retain personal identification information. Rivia does log information such as what pages the user visits, browser type, IP address, and access times. The Rivia site does not use cookies.

Legal Disclaimer

Rivia does not share any personally identifiable information about users with third parties. We may disclose personal information when required by law or in good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on our website.

Notification of Changes

We will notify you directly if there is a material change in our privacy practices. We will take commercially reasonable measures to obtain written or active e-mail consent from the user if Rivia is going to be using the information collected from the user in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection. We will also post the changes in our Privacy Statement thirty days prior to a change.

Contacting the Website

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact:

Rivia, LLC
PO Box 798
Blandford, Massachusetts 01008

Advertising Disclaimer

The information contained in this site represents the current view of Rivia, LLC (Rivia) as to the issues discussed as of the date of publication. The information provided in this site, including information provided by advertisers, is provided on an “as is” basis without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from infringement. The user assumes the entire risk as to the accuracy and the use of this site. The site is based on independent and diligent analysis of Rivia and relies on information supplied by sources believed to be reliable. The editors, authors, researchers, and others affiliated with this site may have an ownership interest in Rivia and perhaps in the other entities that advertise on this site. Rivia has received a fee to provide advertising.

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