This Terms of Service Agreement (the "Agreement") is by and between Lodestar Technology Labs LLC and the person acknowledging this agreement. By using the content and/or services presented on this website, the user is acknowledging his/her acceptance of the terms stated in this Agreement. This Agreement covers both member and non-member use of the web site, including any content or services accessible through such site. Lodestar Technology Labs LLC may change the Terms of Service from time to time.
By continuing to use the Service following such modifications, you agree to be bound by such modifications to the Terms of Service. The use by you of any content or services accessible through this site may be subject to your acceptance of separate agreements with Lodestar Technology Labs LLC or third parties.
General Terms and Conditions
You acknowledge and agree that use of any content or service provided through this site is entirely at your own risk. Services and content are provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, and Lodestar Technology Labs LLC and its suppliers disclaim any and all warranties, including, but not limited to: (1) any warranties concerning access to the service, the availability, accuracy, usefulness of content, products or services and (2) any warranties of title, warranty of non-infringement, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Lodestar Technology Labs LLC does not warrant that the service will be free of downtime. In fact, it is expected that there will be periods when the web site will be inaccessible due to maintenance or technical problems. Lodestar Technology Labs LLC does not warrant that the service is free from bugs, viruses, errors, or other program limitations nor does Lodestar Technology Labs LLC warrant access to the Internet or to any other service or content through the service. The entire liability of Lodestar Technology Labs LLC and its representatives (as defined below) for any reason shall be limited to the amount paid by the customer/member for the related services or content purchased from Lodestar Technology Labs LLC, its authorized reseller or its service providers. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Lodestar Technology Labs LLC and its affiliates, licensors, third-party content or service providers, distributors, dealers or suppliers ("representative") are not liable for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to: damages for loss of business, loss of profits or investment, or the like), whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, even if Lodestar Technology Labs LLC or its representatives have been advised of the possibility of such damages, and even if a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed its essential purpose. Some states do not allow the limitation and/or exclusion or liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. The limitations of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the bargain between Lodestar Technology Labs LLC and you. Lodestar Technology Labs LLC would not be able to provide its content and services to you without such limitations. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the service or content, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the service and its related web sites.
Description of Service
We provide a suite of services and software applications, including:
Software as a Service Applications
- MasterSales (Customer Relationship Management)
- MasterDoc (Document Generation from Master Templates)
- MasterPlan (Business Plan Development)
- MasterSite (Website Builder)
- MasterMinute (Corporate Minutes and Resolutions)
- MasterClass (Online Education of Business Topics)
- MasterRisk (Assessment of Exposure to Business Risk)
Software as a Downloadable Desktop or Server Based Application
- MasterFile (Employee File Management)
Ask a Question – Access to Business Consultants
You acknowledge and agree that use of any or all of these services and/or software applications is subject to these General Terms and Conditions as well as the more separate and more specific set of Terms and Conditions that applies to each category of service. The separate Terms and Conditions are available at the following links:
Software as a Service: Terms of Service for MasterSuite Applications
Desktop Software: End User License Agreement
Ask a Question Service: Terms of Service for Small Biz Wizards
Templates for Forms and Documents
The template based forms and documents generated by MasterDoc, MasterPlan, MasterMinute, MasterRisk and other web sites maintained by Lodestar Technology Labs LLC are not a substitute for legal advice. Lodestar Technology Labs LLC is not a law firm, and the forms and documents on this site were not prepared by an attorney. The information provided on the sites is intended for use within the United States and Canada only.
Effort is made to keep the information on these sites accurate and up to date. However, there can be no guarantee that all the information on the sites is completely current or suitable for any particular legal situation. The law will vary depending on your jurisdiction and the specifics of your case. Because the law is a personal matter, the general information we provide cannot fit every circumstance. You are directed to consult a licensed lawyer in your area to get specific advice for your problem. Nothing on these websites should be considered legal advice.
No attorney-client or other professional relationship of any nature is created by participation in any area or offering at these sites. Do not act on or rely on any information from these sites without consulting with a licensed attorney, as this material is not a substitute for obtaining appropriate legal advice from competent, independent legal counsel in the relevant jurisdiction."
Use of Site: Personal and Non-Commercial Use Limitation
Unless otherwise specified, this Web Site is for your personal and noncommercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the Web Site, except where expressly permitted. You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, electronically copy, download and print hard copy portions of the material from the different areas of the Site solely for your own noncommercial use, or to place an order with Lodestar Technology Labs LLC or to purchase Lodestar Technology Labs LLC products or to use the purchased application as intended. Any other use of materials on this Site, including but not limited to the modification, reproduction, distribution, republication, display or transmission of the content of this Site, without prior written permission of Lodestar Technology Labs LLC is strictly prohibited.
Harassment in any manner or form on the Site including via e-mail and chat or by obscene or abusive language is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others, including a Lodestar Technology Labs LLC employee, host, or representative or other members or visitors on the Site is prohibited. You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through the Site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable, or which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law.
Copyrights and Trademarks
The entire content included in this Site, including but not limited to text, design, graphics, interfaces, or code and the selection and arrangements thereof is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States and other copyright laws, and is the property of Lodestar Technology Labs LLC. The collective work includes works that are licensed to Lodestar Technology Labs LLC. Copyright 2008 - 2009. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names (collectively the "Marks") are trademarks or registered trademarks of and are proprietary to Lodestar Technology Labs LLC, or other respective owners that have granted Lodestar Technology Labs LLC the right and license to use such Marks.
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In the event a Lodestar Technology Labs LLC product or service is listed at an incorrect price due to typographical error or error in pricing information received from our suppliers, Lodestar Technology Labs LLC shall have the right to refuse or cancel any orders placed for product or service listed at the incorrect price. Lodestar Technology Labs LLC shall have the right to refuse or cancel any such orders whether or not the order has been confirmed and your credit card charged. If your credit card has already been charged for the purchase and your order is canceled, Lodestar Technology Labs LLC shall issue a credit to your credit card account in the amount of the incorrect price.
These terms and conditions are applicable to you upon your accessing the Site and/or completing the registration or shopping process. These terms and conditions, or any of them, may be modified or terminated by Lodestar Technology Labs LLC without notice at any time for any reason. The provisions relating to Copyrights and Trademarks, Disclaimer, Claims, Limitation of Liability, Indemnification, Applicable Laws, Arbitration and General, shall survive any termination.
Lodestar Technology Labs LLC does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted to or created by users accessing the Site and is not in any manner responsible for the content of these communications and materials. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user generated content on the Site, Lodestar Technology Labs LLC is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the Site. However, Lodestar Technology Labs LLC reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials that it determines to be (a) abusive, defamatory, or obscene, (b) fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading, (c) in violation of a copyright, trademark or; other intellectual property right of another or (d) violates any law or regulation or (e) offensive or otherwise unacceptable to Lodestar Technology Labs LLC at its sole discretion. Note that any personally identifiable information you may post or transmit will be treated by Lodestar Technology Labs LLC in accordance with its Privacy Statement.
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Each claim or statement about the effectiveness of Lodestar Technology Labs LLC products and/or each claim or statement comparing the effectiveness of Lodestar Technology Labs LLC products to the effectiveness of other products is expressly limited to the United States, unless otherwise disclosed on the Site.
Lodestar Technology Labs LLC makes no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of this Site's content or the content of any site or External Sites.
Lodestar Technology Labs LLC does not filter advertisements or other content that children may view through our Site or "hot-linked" Site, and they could receive content and materials from the Internet and/or advertising that are inappropriate for children. We encourage parents and guardians to spend time online with their children and to consider using electronic filtering software.
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Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL LODESTAR TECHNOLOGY LABS LLC BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL, DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF LODESTAR TECHNOLOGY LABS LLC HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Lodestar Technology Labs LLC, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers (collectively the "Provider") from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of these terms and conditions or any activity related to your Internet account (including negligent or wrongful conduct), by you or any other person accessing the Site using your Internet account.
Your use of this Site shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the state of Georgia, U.S.A., without regard to choice of law provisions, and not by the 1980 U.N. Convention on contracts for the international sale of goods. You agree that jurisdiction over and venue in any legal proceeding directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this Site (including but not limited to the purchase of Lodestar Technology Labs LLC products) shall be in the state or federal courts located in Atlanta, GA. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the Site (including but not limited to the purchase of Lodestar Technology Labs LLC products) must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. Lodestar Technology Labs LLC 's failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these terms and conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these terms and conditions. Lodestar Technology Labs LLC may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.
Lodestar Technology Labs LLC 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 locations outside the State of Georgia 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 State of Georgia.
By using this Site, you agree that Lodestar Technology Labs LLC, at its sole discretion, may require you to submit any disputes arising from the use of this Site, or these Terms and Conditions concerning or, including disputes arising from or concerning their interpretation, violation, nullity, invalidity, non-performance or termination, as well as disputes about filling gaps in this contract or its adaptation to newly arisen circumstances, to final and binding arbitration under the International Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association, by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said Rules. Notwithstanding these rules, however, such proceeding shall be governed by the laws of the state as set forth in the previous section.
Any award in an arbitration initiated under this clause shall be limited to monetary damages and shall include no injunction or direction to any party other than the direction to pay a monetary amount. Further, the arbitrator(s) shall have no authority to award punitive, consequential or other damages not measured by the prevailing party's actual damages in any arbitration initiated under this section, except as may be required by statute.
Lodestar Technology Labs LLC 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.