Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE

Your use of this Website (www.hiscotools.com), including the content, materials and information available on or through this Website (together, the “Materials”), is governed by these Terms of Use (these “Terms”). By using this Website, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to these Terms.

Who We Are.  This Website is maintained and operated by Saunders Midwest, LLC, which provides administrative and other services to various entities. In accordance with industry custom, this Website occasionally uses terminology that may be interpreted to suggest that our firm is actually a single entity. However, there is no such single entity and all of the entities that comprise our firm have their own separate legal existence.

Materials.  ALL MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” MAY NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND ARE NOT SUBJECT TO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND.  We make no representations or warranties with regard to the Materials’ accuracy, completeness, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose. You should be aware that a significant portion of the Materials include or consist of information that has been provided by third parties and has not been validated or verified by us. In connection with our investment activities, we often become subject to a variety of confidentiality obligations to funds, investors, portfolio companies and other 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. Without limitation on the effect of other warnings and disclaimers set forth in these Terms, you should interpret any statements we make (on this Website or otherwise) in that context. Please ensure that your own computer security is comprehensive and up to date. We accept no responsibility for viruses, malware or other malicious or damaging software contained in the Materials or otherwise.

Idea Submission Policy.  Every year Saunders Midwest LLC (“Saunders”) receives submissions proposing ideas for Saunders’ use and commercialization.  We appreciate this interest in Saunders and want to thank each person who has taken the time to get in touch with us.  Our policy, however, is that Saunders and its employees and contractors do not accept any unsolicited ideas, works, materials, proposals, suggestions, artwork, content or the like, including for advertising campaigns, promotions, products, services, technologies, product enhancements, marketing strategies, product names, or other creative materials (“Submissions”). Please do not send or provide any Submissions in any form to Saunders or any of its employees or contractors.

The purpose of this policy is to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes when Saunders’ current or future products, advertising, promotions, marketing strategies or content might seem similar to Submissions provided to SaundersSaunders is continuously developing and launching new product, packaging, and marketing ideas. Often, these ideas are in the developmental stage for years prior to actually being launched. If, despite our request that you not send us your Submissions, you still submit them, then regardless of what your correspondence says, the following terms will apply to your Submissions. You agree that: (1) your Submissions and their contents along with related intellectual property rights will automatically become the sole and exclusive property of Saunders, without any compensation to you or any other person or party; (2) Saunders may use, copy, disclose or redistribute the Submissions and their contents for any purpose and in any way on an unrestricted basis, without compensation to you or any other person or party; (3) Saunders has no obligations concerning the Submissions, including no obligation to review the Submissions, return any materials, acknowledge receipt of the Submissions; and (4) Saunders has no obligation to keep any Submissions confidential.

Third-Party Sites.  This Website may contain links to third party websites.  These links are provided for your convenience, and Saunders Midwest is not responsible for the content of any linked website.  Any access to, or use of, a third party website is solely at your own risk, and subject to the terms of use described in that third party website.

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 Saunders Midwest of that third party or of any product or service provided by a third party.

No Offer, Solicitation or Advice.  The purpose of this Website is limited to providing you with general information about Saunders Midwest.  Nothing on this Website is intended to constitute (i) an offer, or solicitation of an offer, to purchase or sell any security, other asset or service, (ii) investment advice or an offer to provide such advice, or (iii) a basis for making any investment decision. Except as expressly stated by a Saunders Midwest entity in writing, neither this Website nor any of the Materials make any effort to present a comprehensive or balanced description of Saunders Midwest or its investment activities.

Restrictions on Use; No License.  We reserve all rights with respect to the design and content of this Website. In particular, you must not misappropriate the design or content of this Website and you must not alter or deface such design or content in any way. Nothing on this Website grants any license with respect to such design, content, features or materials contains on this Website.

Ownership.  All text, photos, graphics, logos, content and other Materials on this Website are protected by United States copyright, trademark and other applicable laws. All trademarks, trade names and logos displayed on this Website are proprietary to Saunders Midwest, its affiliates or their respective owners, and this Website grants no license to them.

Privacy.  We reserve the right to track visitors to, and usage of, this Website through “cookies” and similar techniques and to use any resulting information as we determine in our sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability.  NO SAUNDERS MIDWEST INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY BASED UPON YOUR USE OF, OR RELIANCE UPON, THIS WEBSITE OR THE MATERIALS. Some jurisdictions limit our ability to disclaim liability. With regard to those jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law.

Modification of these Terms.  We reserve the right to modify these Terms at any time. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this Website after the posting of changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction.  These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of State of Delaware, notwithstanding any conflicts of laws principles.  Any disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms shall be resolved exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Wilmington, Delaware.

Entire Agreement.  These Terms set forth the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior agreements relating to such subject matter.

Waiver and Severability.  Our rights under these Terms may be waived by us only in writing.  In the event any provision of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be deemed severed from the remainder of these Terms and replaced with a valid and enforceable provision as similar in intent as reasonably possible to the provision so severed, and shall not cause the invalidity or unenforceability of the remainder of these Terms.

Contact Information.  If you have any questions, concerns or complaints regarding these Terms of Use, you may contact us at (312) 372-3690.

Effective Date: January 25, 2017