(Updated November 2016)
TDS Broadband Service LLC ("TDS" or "We" or "Us") is a subsidiary of Telephone & Data Systems, Inc.
By using our web site (the "Site," "Service" or "Services"), You agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of these Documents, and as such should take the time to understand them completely. These Documents are effective from Your acceptance thereof, which is indicated by your initial or continued use of the Site. If You do not agree to these terms, You should not use the Service. Please read everything here carefully, and be sure to contact us if You have any questions email@example.com . TDS shall have the right to modify the Documents at any time in any manner. Any modification shall be effective upon the publication of the new terms on the Site. Your continued use of the Service shall be deemed acceptance of all modifications.
1. Service Agreement
1.1. The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation and other matters related to www.HelloTDS.com are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by You of any such matters or any part of the Site, is strictly prohibited. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the Site.
1.2. The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation and other matters related to www.HelloTDS.com are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by You of any such matters or any part of the Site, is strictly prohibited. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the Site.
1.3. The viewing, printing or downloading of any content, graphic, form or document from the Site grants You only a limited, nonexclusive license for use solely by You for Your own personal use and not for republication, distribution, assignment, sublicense, sale, or preparation of derivative works.
1.4. TDS provides access to information, through this Site, via the Internet, to other sites of all kinds relating to a wide variety of subjects on virtually any topic imaginable. Some of this material may be offensive, misleading, or controversial in nature. Please use good judgment when accessing the Internet, and supervise minors.
1.5. TDS is continually updating and improving its Service, as well as upgrading equipment to meet evolving technological standards used by the industry. These changes may occasionally cause degraded or interrupted services.
2. Limitation of Liability and Indemnification
2.1. If You are dissatisfied with the Service or any of its terms, conditions, rules, policies, guidelines, or practices, Your sole and exclusive remedy against TDS or the TDS Affiliated Parties is to discontinue using the Service.
2.2. ALL INFORMATION YOU RECEIVE FROM OR THROUGH THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED "AS-IS," AS "AVAILABLE," AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE). THE SERVICE MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. TDS AND TDS AFFILIATED PARTIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE OR YOUR RELIANCE ON OR USE OF INFORMATION FROM THE SERVICE OR THROUGH THE SERVICE THAT RESULTS FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES, ERRORS, DEFECTS, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE. IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT AS A LIMITATION, TDS AND TDS AFFILIATED PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LITIGATION OR THE LIKE, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT, (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE NEGATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN TDS AND YOU. THE SERVICE WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS.
2.3. You acknowledge that access to and use of the Service may expose your data, computer system and network to viruses, adware, snoopware, spyware, malware, hijackware, key loggers, trojan horses, worms and other malicious code that may threaten the security and operation of your system and network (collectively, "malicious code"). All responsibility or liability for any damages, loss of data, or invasion of your privacy caused by malicious code contained within any electronic file you access through or obtain from the Service is disclaimed.
2.4. TDS may provide access to third-party merchant sites ("Merchants") from which You may purchase certain goods or services. You understand that TDS does not operate or control the products or services offered by Merchants and that TDS is not a party to the transaction entered into between You and Merchants. You agree that use of such Merchants is at your sole risk and is without warranties of any kind by Us, expressed, implied or otherwise including warranties of title, fitness for purpose, merchantability or non-infringement. Under no circumstances will TDS or TDS Affiliated Parties be liable for any damages arising from the transactions between You and Merchants or for any information appearing on Merchant's sites or any third party site linked to a TDS site.
2.5. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold TDS and TDS Affiliated Parties harmless from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to or arising from your use of the Service or the Internet.
3.1. Nothing in this Site constitutes investment advice or recommendations, including links to SEC filings, other investor relations materials or other information. We provide investor relations materials for Your convenience and information only. The investor relations materials and other content on the Site are not offers to sell or solicitations of an offer to buy or sell any security.
3.2. If a third party links to our Site, it is not an indication of an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, affiliation, joint venture or partnership by or with us or that we have authorized or that we are even aware or have knowledge that a third party has linked to our Site. Any links to this Site or contents of this Site are prohibited, except as follows: a web site that links to our Site (i) must comply with all applicable law, (ii) must not replicate our content; (iii) must not create a browser, border environment or frame our content; (iv) must not imply that we are endorsing it or any products, services, views or anything or any nature whatsoever; (v) must not misrepresent its relationship with us; (vi) must not present false or misleading information about our products or services; and (vi) must not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial and must contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups as determined by us in our sole discretion. We reserve the right to require the removal of any links to our Site for any reason in our sole discretion.
4.1. This Agreement and the Privacy Notice and Acceptable Use Policy for Internet Services constitute the entire understanding of the parties with respect to the provision of the Service.
4.2. TDS's failure to enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver.
4.3. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, United States of America, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You consent to the personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts having jurisdiction for Chicago, Illinois with respect to all disputes arising out of this Agreement, Your use of the Service or otherwise between You and TDS.
4.4 Any cause of action You may have with respect to the Service must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.
4.5. Neither this Agreement, nor any of Your rights or obligations arising hereunder, shall be transferable or assignable by You to any third party without TDS's prior written consent. TDS shall have the right to assign all or part of its rights and obligations under this Agreement.
4.6. No amendment or modification to this Agreement by You shall be valid or binding on TDS unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of TDS.