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STATE SMALL BUSINESS EXPO
Terms
By entering this website and registering for State Small Business Expo (“SSBX”, “SSBC”, and “State Small Business Expo”). I, the undersigned Registrant (as such term is defined below), acknowledge that I have read and I agree to abide by the SSBC Terms & Conditions listed below (also listed here on our website:http://news.state.today/terms). Without limiting the foregoing, Registrant also understands that all transactions executed by Registrant through registering for State Small Business Expo or thereafter which Registrant execute as an attendee or exhibitor are final and that there are no refunds.
TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR VENDORS, SPONSORS, ATTENDEES, VOLUNTEERS
Last Modified: April 28, 2018
These terms and conditions are subject to change without prior written notice at any time, in SSBX’s sole discretion.
Welcome to www.state.today (the “Website”) “we”, “SSBC”, or “us”, “SSBX”). The Website enables anonymous visitors to the Website (“Visitors”) to learn more about us and the State Small Business Expo (the “Event”, “Expo”), Visitors who are at least eighteen (18) years of age and not a minor in their state of residence, and who affirmatively indicate their agreement to abide by these Terms of Use (this “Agreement”) by means of a click-through consent, as available, to register for the Event as participants (“Participants”) or exhibitors (“Exhibitors”, and together with Participants, “Registrants”, “Vendors”). The terms “you”, “your” and “yours”, when used herein, refers to either Registrants or Visitors or to both Registrants and Visitors collectively, as applicable. This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions which govern your use of the Website. “The Event” as defined herein refers collectively to, and includes, all events being promoted by Operator in connection with the State Small Business Convention, including pre-convention, event “Reception” and post-convention, event activities.
This Agreement
1. Acceptance
Please read this Agreement carefully before otherwise accessing the Website. In order to use the Website, you must first agree to this Agreement. By accessing a web page of the Website, online booking, reception, convention, Expo registration or any other services that SSBX provides to their Visitors; exhibitors and Sponsors indicate that they have read and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.
Registrants indicate their agreement to this Agreement either as do Visitors or by means of click-through consent, as available. Furthermore, you are not authorized to use the Website if (i) you are not of legal age or otherwise do not have the legal capacity to form a binding contract with Operator, or (ii) you are a person barred from using the Website either (a) under the laws of the jurisdiction in which you reside or otherwise from which you are attempting to access the Website, or (b) due to prior violations of this Agreement. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement, you are not authorized to use the
All registries must have Business licenses; tax ID under the State law.
Website
Vendor (Exhibitors) Booking
All Vendors bookings will be done through online Eventbrite website.
Sponsor Booking
All Sponsors’ booking will be done through Eventbrite.
Event Expectations
No Refunds will be issued if you can’t make the Event or the Event does not meet your expectations.
SSBC (SSBX) is not responsible for injury or accidents during the event.
Set-up Times and Parking
Vendors may set up their table the morning of the Event June 9th, 2018 between 7 a.m. –and 9 a.m.
NO vendor set up will be permitted to begin after 9:30 a.m. the morning of the Event. Tables must be fully set up and ready for presentation by 10 a.m.
Inclement Weather Policy
Event will not be canceled by SSBC regardless weather conditions.
SSBX is not responsible for any difficulties due to weather, including but not limited to traffic issues, parking issues, public attendance, or anything beyond the control of SSBC.
Closing Procedures & Cleaning
Please leave your booth area clean, in the condition, it was found, and do not leave trash in or around the booth area. Please provide a small waste basket to be kept under the table and trash disposed of in large trash receptacles located on the premises. A cleanup fee of twenty-five dollars ($25) will be charged for an untidy booth area.
2. Refusal of Service
The services are offered subject to our acceptance of your order or requests. We reserve the right to refuse service to any order, person or entity, without the obligation to assign reason for doing so. No order is deemed accepted by us until payment has been processed. We may at any time change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the site or service, subject to us fulfilling our previous responsibilities to you based on acceptance of your payment.
3. Intellectual Property Information
Copyright (c) 2018 State Small Business Convention LLC. All Rights Reserved.
For purposes of these Terms of Use, “content” is defined as any information, communications, software, photos, video, graphics, music, sounds, and other material and services that can be viewed by users on our site. This includes, but is in no way limited to, message boards, chat, and other original content.
By accepting these Terms of Use, you acknowledge and agree that all content presented to you on this site is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws, and is the sole property of State Small Business Convention LLC. and/or its Affiliates. You are only permitted to use the content as expressly authorized by us or the specific content provider. Except for a single copy made for personal use only, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, republish, upload, post, transmit, or distribute any documents or information from this site in any form or by any means without prior written permission from us or the specific content provider, and you are solely responsible for obtaining permission before reusing any copyrighted material that is available on this site. Any unauthorized use of the materials appearing on this site may violate copyright, trademark and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties.
Neither we or our Affiliates warrant or represent that your use of materials displayed on, or obtained through, this site will not infringe the rights of third parties. See “Use of Your Materials” below for a description of the procedures to be followed in the event that any party believes that content posted on this site infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party.
All custom graphics, icons, logos and service names are registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of State Small Business Convention LLC. or its Affiliates. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners. Nothing in these Terms of Use grants you any right to use any trademark, service mark, logo, and/or the name of State Small Business Convention LLC. or its Affiliates.
4.Disclaimer of Warranties
ALL MATERIALS, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (a) THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (b) THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (c) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR MATERIALS WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR (d) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SITE FROM US OR OUR AFFILIATES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS OR BE FREE FROM MISTAKES, ERRORS OR DEFECTS.
THIS SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER MISTAKES, INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. WE MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE MATERIALS AND SERVICES AT THIS SITE, INCLUDING THE PRICES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES LISTED HEREIN, AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. THE PRODUCTS, MATERIALS OR SERVICES AT THIS SITE MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND WE MAKE NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE SUCH MATERIALS OR SERVICES.
THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE DOWNLOADING OR OTHER ACQUISITION OF ANY MATERIALS THROUGH THIS SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND WITH YOUR AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES.
Through your use of the site, you may have the opportunities to engage in commercial transactions with other users and vendors. You acknowledge that all transactions relating to any merchandise or services offered by any party, including, but not limited to the purchase terms, payment terms, warranties, guarantees, maintenance and delivery terms relating to such transactions, are agreed to solely between the seller or purchaser of such merchandise and services and you.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY TRANSACTIONS EXECUTED THROUGH, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE, AND YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SUCH TRANSACTIONS ARE CONDUCTED ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. ANY WARRANTY THAT IS PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, MATERIALS, OR INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SITE FROM A THIRD PARTY IS PROVIDED SOLELY BY SUCH THIRD PARTY, AND NOT BY US OR ANY OTHER OF OUR AFFILIATES.
Before purchasing products and services on or through this site, review our Sales Terms and Conditions, which are incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use.
Content available through this site often represents the opinions and judgments of an information provider, site user, or other person or entity not connected with State Small Business Convention LLC. We do not endorse, nor are we responsible for the accuracy or reliability of, any opinion, advice, or statement made by anyone other than an authorized State Small Business Convention LLC. spokesperson speaking in his/her official capacity. Please refer to the specific editorial policies posted on various sections of this site for further information, which policies are incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use.
SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
5.Limitation of Liability
Your exclusive remedy and our entire liability, if any, for any claims arising out of these Terms of Use and your use of this site shall be limited to the amount you paid us for the services on the site during the thirty (30) day period before the act giving rise to the liability.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE OR OUR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR OF ANY WEB SITE REFERENCED OR LINKED TO FROM THIS SITE.
FURTHER, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR THIRD PARTY GOODS AND SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH THIS SITE OR FOR ASSISTANCE IN CONDUCTING COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS THROUGH THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE PROCESSING OF ORDERS.
SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
6. Indemnification
Upon a request by us, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us and our Affiliates harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney’s fees, that arise from your use or misuse of this site. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.
Refunds & Cancellations
Under NO circumstances will any refunds be granted. All sales are final and NONREFUNDABLE.
7. Modification
We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time. You agree to review this Agreement periodically and to be aware of all such modifications. You further agree that your continued use of the Website after a modified version of this Agreement has been posted to the Website shall be deemed to be your conclusive acceptance of any modified version of this Agreement.
We will indicate that changes to this Agreement have been made by updating the date indicated after “Last Updated” at the beginning of this Agreement. If you do not agree to abide by the initial version and each modified version of this Agreement, you are not authorized to use the Website. A current version of this Agreement is accessible via the footer of the Website’s homepage.
8.Registration
All registrations will be done through the website Eventbrite.com
Registrants and Visitors agree that Operator shall not be liable for any loss that results from the unauthorized use of any Registrant Profile or Account, either with or without our knowledge.
Registrants shall be responsible for their failure to safeguard such information and/or to allow any other individual or entity to access or use the Website by using their Registrant Profile. No Registrant Profile or Account, or any portion thereof, may be transferred or sold by a Registrant. Registrants shall notify Operator in writing immediately of any unauthorized use of their Registrant Profile, Account or the Website.
9. Accurate Information
You shall provide us with accurate, complete and current information during registration, and update information provided to us if and as soon as such information should change.
10. Disabling or Revocation of Registration
We have the right to cancel your registration to the Event and/or access to your Account at any time, for any reason as determined by us in our sole discretion, including without limitation if we believe you have violated this Agreement. If we disable access to your Account, you may be prevented from accessing the Website, your Account details and/or any files or other various materials, all of which may be deleted by us.
We have the right to change the date of the Expo or cancel it at any time.
If your registration is canceled due violation of this agreement, there will be no refunds.
No Transfer. Your registration to the Event and/or right to use the Website through your Account is not transferable to any other person. It is forbidden to transfer badges, passes and any other credentials used for gaining admittance the Event.
 
11. Event Traffic
Lines to register for the Event or otherwise to enter the Event may be quite long. You can facilitate your admittance to the Event by registering through the Website prior to the Event, though doing so does not ensure that you will be admitted to the Event quickly. We work hard to make admittance to the Event a smooth process for everyone, but as the number of Registrants tends to be large and only a certain number of people can be processed and/or admitted at one time, you may to have to wait even a significant amount of time before being admitted to the Event.
You are responsible to be at the event early enough to meet all event obligations including set up times.
12. About the Event
The Event is a business networking event & trade show which brings together Small business professionals such as Business Owners, CEOs, and Presidents, CMOs, CFOs, Entrepreneurs and other senior level management and business professionals, as well as New, start-up Business Owners.
The Event features numerous exciting and insightful business industry related panel discussions, workshops at their Booth, and networking.
13. Recording of the Event
Grant of Rights to Use Name, Image and Video recordings
We will be photographing, videotaping and otherwise recording the Event and using the resulting footage for promotional purposes.
Each Registrants acknowledges and agrees that such Registrant hereby grants Operator the exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty free right and permission to use, distribute, publish, exhibit, digitize, broadcast, display, reproduce, and otherwise use such Registrant’s name, image, likeness, voice and biography (or any copyrighted material or trademarks owned and displayed by such Registrant) in any manner or media whatsoever (whether now known or hereafter known) including without limitation for the purposes of advertising or trade in promoting and publicizing the Event, Operator and/or our products and services; provided however, that the use of any copyrighted material or trademarks owned and displayed by Registrant shall be limited to advertising or trade in promoting and publicizing the Event.
14. Exhibitor Speech or Expression
The Event offers the opportunity for various types of Exhibitors to present their products and services, and otherwise to communicate their thoughts and opinions, to Participants. We do not endorse or otherwise condone the statements made by, or the activities of, any Exhibitor, and Participants acknowledge and agree that Operator shall not be liable for any act or omission of an Exhibitor at, or otherwise in connection with, the Event.
The SSBC reserves the right to maintain civility at the event and any speech, verbal or otherwise, deemed by the SSBC to be detrimental to the civility and commerce envisaged by the SSBC will be deemed a violation of this agreement.
Nothing in this provision shall be interpreted as limiting legitimate business email contacts to agreeable recipients.
15. Rights Reserved
We reserve the right to disqualify anyone at any time from participation in a program if they do not comply with this Agreement or otherwise if they violate any law, statute or regulation. Any information collected from you or your referrals shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy.
16. Payment
All payments will be done through the booking website for the SSBC, Eventbrite.com.
17. VOLUNTEER HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
TERMS
Hold Harmless. Volunteer shall fully defend, indemnify, and hold harmless SSBC from any and all claims, lawsuits, demands, causes of action, liability, loss, damage and/or injury, of any kind whatsoever (including without limitation all claims for monetary loss, property damage, equitable relief, personal injury and/or wrongful death), whether brought by an individual or other entity, or imposed by a court of law or by administrative action of any federal, state, or local governmental body or agency, arising out of, in any way whatsoever, any acts, omissions, negligence, or willful misconduct on the part of Volunteer, its officers, owners, personnel, employees, agents, contractors, invitees, or volunteers. This indemnification applies to and includes, without limitation, the payment of all penalties, fines, judgments, awards, decrees, attorneys’ fees, and related costs or expenses, and any reimbursements to SSBC for all legal fees, expenses, and costs incurred by it.
Authority to Enter Agreement. Each Party warrants that the individuals who have signed this Agreement have the actual legal power, right, and authority to make this Agreement and bind each respective Party.
Amendment; Modification. No supplement, modification, or amendment of this Agreement shall be binding unless executed in writing and signed by both Parties.
Waiver. No waiver of any default shall constitute a waiver of any other default or breach, whether of the same or other covenant or condition. No waiver, benefit, privilege, or service voluntarily given or performed by a Party shall give the other Party any contractual right by custom, estoppels, otherwise.
Attorneys’ Fees and Costs. If any legal action or other proceeding is brought in connection with this Agreement, the successful or prevailing Party, if any, shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and other related costs, in addition to any other relief to which that Party is entitled. In the event that it is the subject of dispute, the court or trier of fact who presides over such legal action or proceeding is empowered to determine which Party, if any, is the prevailing party in accordance with this provision.
Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the Parties related to the matters specified herein, and supersedes any prior oral or written statements or agreements between the Parties related to such matters.
Enforceability, Severability, and Reformation. If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court find that nay provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited. The intent of the Parties is to provide as broad an indemnification as possible under Florida Law. In the event that any aspect of this Agreement is deemed unenforceable, the court is empowered to modify this Agreement to give the broadest possible interpretation permitted under Florida Law.
Applicable Law. This Agreement shall be governed exclusively by the laws of Florida, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
Exclusive Venue and Jurisdiction. Any lawsuit or legal proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement in any way whatsoever shall be exclusively brought and litigated in the federal and state courts of Florida. Each Party expressly consents and submits to this exclusive jurisdiction and exclusive venue. Each Party expressly waives the right to challenge this jurisdiction and/or venue as improper or inconvenient. Each Party consents to the dismissal of any lawsuit that they bring in any other jurisdiction or venue.
18. VENDOR HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
TERMS
Hold Harmless. Vendor shall fully defend, indemnify, and hold harmless SSBC from any and all claims, lawsuits, demands, causes of action, liability, loss, damage and/or injury, of any kind whatsoever (including without limitation all claims for monetary loss, property damage, equitable relief, personal injury and/or wrongful death), whether brought by an individual or other entity, or imposed by a court of law or by administrative action of any federal, state, or local governmental body or agency, arising out of, in any way whatsoever, any acts, omissions, negligence, or willful misconduct on the part of Volunteer, its officers, owners, personnel, employees, agents, contractors, invitees, or volunteers. This indemnification applies to and includes, without limitation, the payment of all penalties, fines, judgments, awards, decrees, attorneys’ fees, and related costs or expenses, and any reimbursements to SSBC for all legal fees, expenses, and costs incurred by it.
Authority to Enter Agreement. Each Party warrants that the individuals who have signed this Agreement have the actual legal power, right, and authority to make this Agreement and bind each respective Party.
Amendment; Modification. No supplement, modification, or amendment of this Agreement shall be binding unless executed in writing and signed by both Parties.
Waiver. No waiver of any default shall constitute a waiver of any other default or breach, whether of the same or other covenant or condition. No waiver, benefit, privilege, or service voluntarily given or performed by a Party shall give the other Party any contractual right by custom, estoppels, otherwise.
Attorneys’ Fees and Costs. If any legal action or other proceeding is brought in connection with this Agreement, the successful or prevailing Party, if any, shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and other related costs, in addition to any other relief to which that Party is entitled. In the event that it is the subject of dispute, the court or trier of fact who presides over such legal action or proceeding is empowered to determine which Party, if any, is the prevailing party in accordance with this provision.
Entire Agreement. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the Parties related to the matters specified herein, and supersedes any prior oral or written statements or agreements between the Parties related to such matters.
Enforceability, Severability, and Reformation. If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited. The intent of the Parties is to provide as broad an indemnification as possible under Florida Law. In the event that any aspect of this Agreement is deemed unenforceable, the court is empowered to modify this Agreement to give the broadest possible interpretation permitted under Florida Law.
Applicable Law. This Agreement shall be governed exclusively by the laws of Florida, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
Exclusive Venue and Jurisdiction. Any lawsuit or legal proceeding arising out of or relating to this Agreement in any way whatsoever shall be exclusively brought and litigated in the federal and state courts of Florida. Each Party expressly consents and submits to this exclusive jurisdiction and exclusive venue. Each Party expressly waives the right to challenge this jurisdiction and/or venue as improper or inconvenient. Each Party consents to the dismissal of any lawsuit that they bring in any other jurisdiction or venue.

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