Last Updated

November 1, 2023

1. Acceptance of the Terms of Use

These terms of use ("Terms") are entered into by and between you and SPARTA Networking ("we," "us," "SPARTA," or "our"). The following Terms, along with any documents incorporated by reference, govern your access to and use of the SPARTA Networking website located at www.spartanetworking.com (the "Website"). By accessing and using the Website, or by clicking to accept or agree to these Terms when this option is made available to you, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these Terms or the Privacy Policy, please do not use the Website.

This Website is intended for use by individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older. By using this Website, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to enter into a binding contract with SPARTA Networking and meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, please refrain from accessing or using the Website.

2. Changes to the Terms of Use

We may revise and update these Terms from time to time at our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them on the Website and apply to all access and use of the Website thereafter. However, any changes to the dispute resolution provisions outlined in "Governing Law and Jurisdiction" will not apply to disputes for which the parties had actual notice on or before the date the changes were posted on the Website.

Your continued use of the Website following the posting of revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes. You should check this page each time you access the Website to stay informed of any changes because they are binding on you.

3. Accessing the Website and Account Security

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website, and any service or material we provide on the Website, at our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users, including registered users.

You are responsible for:

  1. Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website.
  2. Ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and comply with them.

To access the Website or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Website is correct, current, and complete. You agree that all information you provide to register with this Website or otherwise, including, but not limited to, through the use of any interactive features on the Website, is governed by our Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Policy.

If you choose or are provided with a user name, password, or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential and not disclose it to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Website or portions of it using your user name, password, or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session and use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer to prevent others from viewing or recording your password or other personal information.

We have the right to disable any user name, password, or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any reason or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms.

4. Intellectual Property Rights

The Website and all of its contents, features, and functionality, including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement of these elements, are the exclusive property of SPARTA Networking, its licensors, or other providers who have granted rights to such materials. These elements are safeguarded by the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property laws of the United States and international jurisdictions.

Under these Terms of Use, you are granted permission to use the Website for personal, non-commercial purposes only. You are explicitly prohibited from reproducing, distributing, modifying, creating derivative works from, publicly displaying, publicly performing, republishing, downloading, storing, or transmitting any materials found on our Website.

Specifically, you must not:

  1. Modify copies of any materials obtained from this site.
  2. Use any illustrations, photographs, videos, audio sequences, or graphics separately from the accompanying text.
  3. Remove or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials obtained from this site.

You are not permitted to access or use any part of the Website or its services or materials available through the Website for commercial purposes.

If you wish to utilize materials from the Website in a manner other than what is defined in this section, please submit your request to privacy@spartanetworking.com.

If you print, copy, modify, download, or in any way use or provide access to any part of the Website in violation of these Terms of Use, your right to use the Website will be terminated immediately. At our discretion, you may be required to either return or destroy any copies of the materials you have generated. No rights, titles, or interests in or to the Website or any content on the Website are transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are retained by SPARTA Networking. Any use of the Website not explicitly allowed by these Terms of Use constitutes a breach and may infringe upon copyright, trademark, and other legal regulations.

5. Trademarks

The names and logos of SPARTA Networking and its affiliates, as well as all related product and service names, designs, and slogans, are trademarks owned by SPARTA Networking or its affiliates and licensors. These trademarks are protected by law. You are prohibited from using these marks without the prior written consent of SPARTA Networking. Other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans featured on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.

6. Prohibited Uses

When using the SPARTA Networking Website, you must adhere to lawful and responsible conduct, in accordance with these Terms of Use. You are expressly forbidden from using the Website for the following purposes:

  1. Engaging in any activity that violates applicable federal, state, local, or international laws and regulations. This includes, but is not limited to, any laws regarding data or software export to and from the United States or other countries.
  2. Exploiting or harming minors in any way, including exposing them to inappropriate content, requesting personally identifiable information, or any other form of harm.
  3. Sending, receiving, uploading, downloading, using, or reusing any material that does not comply with the Content Standards outlined in these Terms of Use.
  4. Transmitting or facilitating the transmission of advertising or promotional materials, such as "junk mail," "chain letters," "spam," or any similar solicitations.
  5. Impersonating or attempting to impersonate SPARTA Networking, a SPARTA Networking employee, another user, or any other individual or entity. This includes using email addresses or screen names associated with any of the aforementioned.
  6. Engaging in any other behavior that hinders or limits the use or enjoyment of the Website for others or, as determined by us, may potentially harm SPARTA Networking or other Website users or expose them to liability.

Furthermore, you agree not to:

  1. Use the Website in a way that may disable, overload, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party's use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real-time activities on the Website.
  2. Utilize any automated or manual means to access the Website for purposes other than those expressly authorized by these Terms of Use, including monitoring or copying Website content without our prior written consent.
  3. Use any device, software, or method that interferes with the proper functioning of the Website.
  4. Introduce any malicious or technologically harmful elements, such as viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other harmful materials.
  5. Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, disrupt, damage, or interfere with any part of the Website, the server hosting the Website, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Website.
  6. Attack the Website through denial-of-service or distributed denial-of-service attacks.
  7. Engage in any activity that disrupts the proper operation of the Website.
7. User Contributions

The Website may offer Interactive Services, such as message boards, chat rooms, personal web pages, forums, job listings, and other interactive features that allow users to post, submit, or transmit content or materials (referred to as "User Contributions") on or through the Website.

All User Contributions must adhere to the Content Standards as outlined in these Terms of Use.

Any User Contributions you submit to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By submitting User Contributions, you grant us, our affiliates, and service providers, as well as our and their respective licensees, successors, and assigns, the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute, and disclose such material to third parties for any purpose, in accordance with your account settings.

You declare and warrant that:

  1. You possess or control all rights to your User Contributions and have the authority to grant the license detailed above to us and our affiliates and service providers, as well as our and their respective licensees, successors, and assigns.
  2. All your User Contributions comply with these Terms of Use.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Contributions you submit, and you, not SPARTA Networking, are solely accountable for the content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness.

We are not responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any User Contributions posted by you or any other user of the Website.

8. Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination

We have the authority to:

  1. Refuse or remove any User Contributions for any reason or no reason at all, at our sole discretion.
  2. Take necessary action concerning any User Contribution that we believe violates the Terms of Use, including Content Standards, infringes upon intellectual property rights or other rights, threatens the safety of users or the public, or may incur liability for SPARTA Networking.
  3. Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party asserting that material posted by you violates their rights, including intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.
  4. Take legal action, including referral to law enforcement, against any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website.
  5. Terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website for any reason, including any violation of these Terms of Use.

We also retain the right to cooperate fully with law enforcement authorities or court orders requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting materials on the Website. By using the Website, you waive and hold harmless SPARTA Networking and its affiliates, licensees, and service providers from any claims arising from actions taken by SPARTA Networking or any of the aforementioned parties during or as a result of investigations by either SPARTA Networking or law enforcement authorities.

However, we do not commit to reviewing all material before it is posted on the Website and cannot guarantee the prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Consequently, we assume no liability for any actions or inactions regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for the performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section.

9. Content Standards

These content standards are applicable to all User Contributions and the use of Interactive Services on the SPARTA Networking Website. To ensure compliance with these standards, User Contributions must adhere to all relevant federal, state, local, and international laws and regulations. In addition to these requirements, User Contributions must not:

  1. Contain any content that is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable.
  2. Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on factors such as race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
  3. Infringe on the intellectual property rights, such as patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, or other rights of any other person.
  4. Violate the legal rights of others, including rights of publicity and privacy, or include material that may lead to civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations, or that conflicts with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy.
  5. Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, support, or assist in any unlawful actions.
  6. Cause annoyance, inconvenience, unnecessary anxiety, or the likelihood of upsetting, embarrassing, alarming, or annoying any other person.
  7. Impersonate any individual or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
  8. Engage in commercial activities, sales, or advertisements, such as contests, sweepstakes, promotions, barter, or advertising.
  9. Create the false impression that these contributions originate from us or that they are endorsed by us or any other person or entity when that is not the case.
10. Reliance on Information Posted

The information provided on the Website serves general informational purposes. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or utility of this information. You rely on this information at your own risk, and we disclaim all liability and responsibility for any reliance placed on such materials by you, other Website visitors, or anyone who becomes aware of its content.

The Website may include content from third parties, such as materials provided by other users, bloggers, third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators, or reporting services. The opinions expressed in these materials, as well as in articles and responses to questions and other content (except the content provided by SPARTA Networking), are solely the opinions of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily represent the views of SPARTA Networking. We are not responsible or liable for the content or accuracy of materials provided by third parties.

11. Changes to the Website

We may periodically update the content on the Website. However, the content may not always be current or comprehensive, and we are not obligated to update such material.

12. Information About You and Your Visits to the Website

Any information we collect on the Website is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using the Website, you consent to the actions we take with regard to your information in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

13. Links From the Website

If the Website includes links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are offered for your convenience only. This includes links found in advertisements, such as banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the content of those sites or resources and assume no responsibility for them or any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you choose to access any third-party websites linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and are subject to the terms and conditions of use for those websites.

14. Geographic Restrictions

The owner of the Website is based in the State of South Carolina in the United States. This Website is provided for use only by individuals located in the United States. We do not claim that the Website or its content is accessible or suitable outside the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal for certain individuals or in particular countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for complying with local laws.

15. Disclaimer of Warranties

At SPARTA Networking, we prioritize transparency and user experience. It's important to understand that while we strive to maintain the highest quality and safety standards on our Website, there are inherent limitations and risks associated with internet use. By using our Website, you acknowledge and accept the following disclaimers:

  1. Viruses and Technological Risks: We cannot guarantee or warrant that files available for download from the internet or our Website will be free from viruses or other potentially harmful code. It is your responsibility to implement adequate procedures and safety measures to meet your specific anti-virus protection needs and ensure the accuracy of data transfer. Additionally, it is your responsibility to maintain external backup solutions for any potential data loss. In no event shall SPARTA Networking be held liable for any loss or damage arising from distributed denial-of-service attacks, viruses, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, software, data, or other proprietary materials due to your use of our Website or any services or content obtained through our Website, or your downloading of materials posted on the Website, or any website linked to it.
  2. Usage of the Website: Your use of our Website, its content, and any services or items obtained through it, is at your own risk. The Website and its content are provided "as is" and "as available," without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Neither SPARTA Networking nor any individuals associated with SPARTA Networking make any warranties or representations concerning the completeness, security, reliability, quality, accuracy, or availability of the Website. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, SPARTA Networking disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, statutory, or otherwise, including but not limited to warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, and fitness for a particular purpose.
  3. No Guarantee of Performance: Neither SPARTA Networking nor anyone associated with us represents or warrants that the Website, its content, or any services or items obtained through the Website will be accurate, reliable, error-free, or uninterrupted. We cannot guarantee that defects will be corrected, that our site or the server making it available are free of viruses or other harmful components, or that the Website or any services or items obtained through it will meet your specific needs or expectations.
  4. Statutory Rights: The disclaimers stated above do not affect any warranties that cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
16. Limitation of Liability

At SPARTA Networking, we believe in clarity and transparency when it comes to our liabilities. By using our Website, you agree to the following limitations of liability:

To the fullest extent permitted by law, SPARTA Networking, its affiliates, or their licensors, service providers, employees, agents, officers, or directors shall not be liable for any damages of any kind under any legal theory, arising out of or in connection with your use of, or inability to use, our Website, any websites linked to it, any content on the Website, or such other websites. This includes, but is not limited to, direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages. These damages may encompass personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, or loss of data, whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract, or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

17. Indemnification

At SPARTA Networking, we prioritize mutual respect and adherence to the rules outlined in our Terms of Use. By using our Website, you agree to the following indemnification terms:

You hereby agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless SPARTA Networking, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, as well as its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns. This indemnification extends to any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees, including reasonable attorneys' fees. Such indemnification shall arise from or be related to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of our Website. This includes, but is not limited to, your User Contributions, any use of the Website's content, services, and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use, or your use of any information obtained from the Website.

We value your cooperation in maintaining a positive and respectful online environment. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding these terms or your use of our Website, please feel free to contact us at privacy@spartanetworking.com. Your understanding and adherence to these principles are essential to our shared online experience.

18. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

At SPARTA Networking, we believe in upholding the law and ensuring a fair and just environment for our users. With this in mind, please note the following:

All matters relating to our Website and these Terms of Use, as well as any disputes or claims arising from or related to them, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of South Carolina. This is done without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule.

Any legal suit, action, or proceeding that arises out of or is related to these Terms of Use or our Website will be exclusively instituted in the federal courts of the State of South Carolina, located in the City of Myrtle Beach. However, we retain the right to bring any suit, action, or proceeding against you for a breach of these Terms of Use in your country of residence or any other relevant country. By using our Website, you waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

19. Arbitration

SPARTA Networking may, at its sole discretion, require you to submit any disputes arising from these Terms of Use or the use of our Website, including disputes related to their interpretation, violation, invalidity, non-performance, or termination, to final and binding arbitration.

20. Limitation on Time to File Claims

At SPARTA Networking, we believe in the importance of timeliness in addressing concerns. Please take note of the following:

Any cause of action or claim you may have arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or the use of our Website must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. After this one-year period, such a cause of action or claim is permanently barred. We encourage you to promptly address any issues or disputes to ensure they are resolved in a timely manner.

21. Waiver and Severability

We respect the importance of each term and condition outlined in these Terms of Use. Please be aware of the following:

No waiver by SPARTA Networking of any term or condition set out in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition. Additionally, any failure of SPARTA Networking to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

In cases where any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent necessary. This will ensure that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

22. Entire Agreement

At SPARTA Networking, we value clarity and transparency in our interactions with users. Please take note:

The Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and SPARTA Networking regarding the Website. They supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations, and warranties, whether written or oral, regarding the Website. This agreement ensures that all parties have a clear understanding of the terms that govern the use of our Website.

23. Contact

Should you have any questions, concerns, or require further information regarding these Terms of Use, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at privacy@spartanetworking.com. We are here to address your inquiries and ensure a smooth and informed user experience. Your satisfaction and understanding are essential to us.