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Birch|REA Partners, Inc. (“Birch”), maintains this web site as a service to its clients, potential clients, and other interested parties. Please visit us frequently, browse our pages, and download documents, subject to the terms and conditions set out below.
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Use of Birch Web Site and Its Content
The information contained in this web site is for general guidance on topics selected by Birch. Such information is provided on a blind-basis, without any knowledge as to your industry, identity or specific circumstances. The application and impact of relevant laws will vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. There may also be delays, omissions, or inaccuracies in information contained in this web site. The information on this web site is provided with the understanding that Birch providing such information does not constitute the rendering of legal, accounting, tax, career or other professional advice or services. As such, information on this web site should not be relied upon or used as a substitute for consultation with professional advisors.
Birch may alter, suspend, or discontinue this web site at any time for any reason, without notice or cost. The web site may become unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of computer equipment or other reasons.
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No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, except that Birch authorizes you to view, copy, download, and print Birch documents (such as white papers, newsletters, press releases, and other informational materials) that are available on this web site, subject to the following conditions:
- The documents may be used solely for noncommercial, informational purposes.
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Nothing contained on this web site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use this web site or any documents displayed on this web site, through the use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these terms and conditions; or (b) with the prior written permission of Birch or such third party that may own the trademark or copyright of material displayed on this web site.
Accuracy of Content and Future Modifications to Web Site
The information on this web site is believed to be complete and reliable; however, the information may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. In connection with our investment activities, we often become subject to a variety of confidentiality obligations to our funds, our limited partners, our portfolio companies and a variety of third parties. Any statements we make may be affected by those confidentiality obligations, with the result that we may be prohibited from making full disclosures. Please interpret any statement we make (on this website or otherwise) in that context.
Birch reserves the right to make changes to document names and content, product specifications, or other information without obligation to notify any person of such changes.
Availability of Products and Services Mentioned
Information that Birch publishes on this web site may contain references or cross references to products or services that are not available or approved by the appropriate regulatory authorities in your country. Such references do not imply that Birch or any of its portfolio companies intend to announce or make available such products or services to the general public, or in your country.
INFORMATION AND DOCUMENTS PROVIDED ON THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, BIRCH DOES NOT WARRANT THAT: (i) THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE IS CORRECT, ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR COMPLETE; (ii) THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (iii) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR (iv) THIS WEB SITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
Birch periodically adds or updates the information and documents on this web site without notice.
It is the user’s responsibility to ascertain whether any information downloaded from this web site is free of viruses, worms, trojan horses, or other items of a potentially destructive nature.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL BIRCH BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, MULTIPLE OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEB SITE OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF BIRCH HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL BIRCH’S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100).
Links to Third-Party Web Sites
This web site may contain links to non-Birch web sites. These links are provided to you as a convenience, and Birch is not responsible for the content of any linked web site. Any outside web site accessed from the Birch web site is independent from Birch, and Birch has no control over the content of that web site. In addition, a link to any non-Birch web site does not imply that Birch endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such a web site.
No Implied Endorsements
In no event shall any reference to any third party or third party product or service be construed as an approval or endorsement by Birch of that third party or of any product or service provided by a third party.
Birch makes no representation that information on this web site is appropriate or available for use outside the United States. Those who choose to access this web site from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Submissions to Birch
Due to the large number of business plans and related materials that we review, and the similarity of many such plans and materials, we cannot accept responsibility for protecting against misuse or disclosure of any confidential or proprietary information or other materials in the absence of our express written agreement to do so. Please consider this carefully before sending us any information or other materials that you deem confidential or proprietary.
Any information other than business plans, communicated to Birch through or with respect to this web site is the exclusive property of Birch. Birch is entitled to use any information submitted for any purpose, without restriction (except as stated in Birch’s Privacy Statement, if any) or compensation to the person sending the submission. The user acknowledges the originality of any submission communicated to Birch and accepts responsibility for its accuracy, appropriateness, and legality.
Enforcement of Terms and Conditions
These Terms and conditions are governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law.
All disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions shall be finally resolved by arbitration conducted in the English language in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. under the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. The parties shall appoint as sole arbitrator a retired judge who presided in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The parties shall bear equally the cost of the arbitration (except that the prevailing party shall be entitled to an award of reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred in connection with the arbitration in such an amount as may be determined by the arbitrator). All decisions of the arbitrator shall be final and binding on both parties and enforceable in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding this, application may be made to any court for a judicial acceptance of the award or order of enforcement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Birch shall be entitled to seek injunctive relief, security, or other equitable remedies from the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts or any other court of competent jurisdiction.
If any part of these terms is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. Birch may, at its sole discretion and without notice, revise these terms at any time by updating this posting.
This is the entire Agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and shall not be modified except in writing signed by both parties or by a new posting by Birch, as described above.
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