Terms of Use

Effective and Last Updated: July 13, 2017

Please Read Carefully Before Using This Website:

Highridge Partners, Inc. (“we,” “us” or “Highridge Partners”) maintains this website for information and communication purposes. These Terms of Use (or “Terms”) govern your access and use of www.highridgepartners.com (the "Site"). If you do not accept these Terms of Use or you do not meet or comply with their provisions, you may not use the Site.

IF THESE TERMS OF USE ARE NOT COMPLETELY ACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THIS SITE.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SITE, AS THEY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS. THESE TERMS CONTAIN AN AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, WHICH REQUIRES THAT YOU AND HIGHRIDGE PARTNERS ARBITRATE CERTAIN CLAIMS BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION INSTEAD OF GOING TO COURT. THESE TERMS ALSO LIMIT CLASS ACTION CLAIMS.

1. Changes to Terms
We may, at any time, for any reason and without notice, make changes to these Terms. Any modifications will take effect when posted to the Site. Therefore, each time you access the Site, you should review the Terms of Use upon which access and use of this Site is conditioned. By your continuing use of the Site after changes are posted, you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

2. Jurisdiction
The Site is directed to those individuals and entities located in the United States. It is not directed to any person or entity in any jurisdiction where (by reason of nationality, residence, citizenship or otherwise) the publication or availability of the Site and its content, including its products and services, are unavailable or otherwise contrary to local laws or regulations. If this applies to you, you are not authorized to access or use any of the information on this Site. Highridge Partners makes no representation that the information, opinions, advice or other content on the Site (collectively, "Content") is appropriate or that its products and services are available outside of the United States. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

3. Scope of Use and User E-Mail
You are only authorized to view, use, copy for your records and download small portions of the Content (including without limitation text, graphics, software, audio and video files and photos) of this Site for your informational, non-commercial use, provided that you leave all the copyright notices, including copyright management information, or other proprietary notices intact.

You may not store, modify, reproduce, transmit, reverse engineer or distribute a significant portion of the Content on this Site, or the design or layout of the Site or individual sections of it, in any form or media. The systematic retrieval of data from the Site or the use of software, devices, scripts, robots, or any other means or processes (including crawlers, browser plugins and add-ons, or any other technology or manual work) to scrape the Site or otherwise copy Content or information from the Site is also prohibited.

E-mail submissions over the Internet may not be secure and are subject to the risk of interception by third parties. Please consider this fact before e-mailing any information through the Site. Also, please consult our Privacy Policy. You agree not to submit or transmit any e-mails or materials through the Site that: (i) are defamatory, threatening, obscene or harassing; (ii) contain a virus, worm, Trojan horse or any other harmful component; (iii) incorporate copyrighted or other proprietary material of any third party without that party's permission; or (iv) otherwise violate any applicable laws. Highridge Partners shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding any information or materials that you submit through the Site except as specified in these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, or as set forth in any additional terms and conditions relating to specific products or services, or as otherwise specifically agreed or required by law.

The commercial use, reproduction, transmission or distribution of any information, software or other material available through the Site without the prior written consent of Highridge Partners is strictly prohibited.

4. Copyrights and Trademarks
The materials on this Site, as well as the organization and layout of this Site, are copyrighted and are protected by United States and international copyright laws and treaty provisions. All trademarks, logos, service marks and trade names are owned, registered and/or licensed by Highridge Partners. You may access, download and print materials on this Site solely for your personal and non-commercial use; however, any print out of this Site, or portions of the Site, must include our copyright notice. No right, title or interest in any of the Content or materials contained on this Site is transferred to you as a result of accessing, downloading or printing such materials. You may not copy, modify, distribute, transmit, display, reproduce, publish, license any part of this Site; create derivative works from, link to or frame in another website, use on any other website, transfer or sell any information obtained from this Site without the prior written permission of Highridge Partners.

Except as expressly provided under the "Scope of Use and User E-Mail" Section above, you may not use, reproduce, modify, transmit, distribute, or publicly display or operate this Site without our prior written permission. You may not use a part of this Site on any other website, without our prior written consent.

Highridge Partners respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us at info@highridgepartners.com.

5. DMCA Copyright Policy and Copyright Agent
Highridge Partners respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe something on this Site has infringed your intellectual property rights, please notify our agent and provide the following information:

  •   A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  •   Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
  •   Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled.
  •   Address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address where we may contact you.
  •   A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  •   A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The Site's Copyright Agent can be reached at:

Highridge Partners Copyright Agent
400 Continental Boulevard, Suite 160
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 648-7600
(310) 648-7619
info@highridgepartners.com

6. Links
For your convenience, we may provide links to various other websites that may be of interest to you and for your convenience only. However, Highridge Partners does not control or endorse such websites and is not responsible for their content nor are we responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements contained within such websites. Please read the terms and conditions or terms of use policies of any other company or website you may link to from our website. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to on this Site, you do so at your own risk. Highridge Partners reserves the right to terminate any link or linking program at any time. Highridge Partners disclaims all warranties, express and implied, as to the accuracy, validity, availability and legality or otherwise of any materials or information contained on such sites.

You may not link to this Site without our written permission. If you are interested in linking to this Site, please contact info@highridgepartners.com.

7. No Unlawful Or Prohibited Use
As a condition of your use of the Site, you represent and warrant to Highridge Partners that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms, our Privacy Policy or any other applicable conditions or notices. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

8. Spamming
Gathering email addresses from Highridge Partners or the Site. through harvesting or automated means is prohibited. Posting or transmitting unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation to other users of the Site is also prohibited. Inquiries regarding a commercial relationship with Highridge Partners should be directed to: info@highridgepartners.com.

9. No Warranties
THE SITE, AND ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION, IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, ACCURACY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ALL OF WHICH HIGHRIDGE PARTNERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS. HIGHRIDGE PARTNERS DOES NOT ENDORSE AND MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE CONTENT OR SITE, AND WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE OR OTHERWISE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY IN UPDATING THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTS OR OTHER CONSEQUENCES OF ACCESSING THE SITE AND USING THE CONTENT, AND FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THIS WARRANTY DISCLAIMER MAY BE DIFFERENT IN CONNECTION WITH SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY HIGHRIDGE PARTNERS. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.

10. Governing Law, Location and Miscellaneous
These Terms of Use shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of California, USA, without reference to its choice of law rules. If an applicable law is in conflict with any part of these Terms of Use, the Terms of Use will be deemed modified to conform to the law. The other provisions will not be affected by any such modification.

11. Separate Agreements
You may have other agreements with Highridge Partners. Those agreements are separate and in addition to these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use do not modify, revise or amend the terms of any other agreements you may have with Highridge Partners.

12. No Professional Advice
The information available on the Site is intended to be a general information resource regarding the matters covered, and is not tailored to your specific circumstance. You should not construe this as legal, accounting or other professional advice. This Site is not intended for use by minors. YOU SHOULD EVALUATE ALL INFORMATION, OPINIONS AND ADVICE AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR INSURANCE SPECIALIST, OR WITH YOUR LEGAL, TAX, FINANCIAL OR OTHER ADVISOR, AS APPROPRIATE.

The information contained on, or comments expressed on, the Site may include certain prior indications of past performance. In considering such prior performance information, you should bear in mind that past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results and there can be no assurance that an investment will, or is likely to, achieve comparable results to those achieved in the past, or that significant losses will be avoided.

The Site may contain certain “forward-looking statements” about Highridge Partners or our underlying investments which can be identified by the use of words such as “may”, “will”, should”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “project”, “estimate”, “intend”, “continue”, or “believe” or similar expressions. Highridge Partners undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements. Due to various risks and uncertainties, actual events, results or performance may differ materially from those reflected or contemplated in such forward-looking statements. No representation or warranty is made as to future performance or such forward-looking statements.

13. Users Disputes
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users. Highridge Partners reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.

14. Arbitration
Except as regarding any action seeking equitable relief, including without limitation for the purpose of protecting any Highridge Partners confidential information and/or intellectual property rights, any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy or this Site shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules, in effect at the time the proceedings begin, of the American Arbitration Association.

YOU AND HIGHRIDGE PARTNERS AGREE THAT ALL CLAIMS SHALL BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, AND SHALL NOT BE CONSOLIDATED IN ANY ARBITRATION WITH ANY CLAIM OR CONTROVERSY OF ANY OTHER PARTY.

The arbitration shall be held in California, USA. All information relating to or disclosed by any party in connection with the arbitration of any disputes hereunder shall be treated by the parties, their representatives, and the arbitrator as proprietary business information. Such information shall not be disclosed by any party or their respective representatives without the prior written authorization of the party furnishing such information. Such information shall not be disclosed by the arbitrator without the prior written authorization of all parties. Each party shall bear the burden of its own counsel fees incurred in connection with any arbitration proceedings.

Judgment upon the award returned by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the parties or their assets or application of enforcement, as the case may be. Any award by the arbitrator shall be the sole and exclusive remedy of the parties. You and Highridge Partners hereby waive all rights to judicial review of the arbitrator's decision and any award contained therein.

15. Limitation of Liability
YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. HIGHRIDGE PARTNERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO, USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SITE OR ITS CONTENT (EVEN IF HIGHRIDGE PARTNERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) OR THAT ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS IN, OR DELAYS IN TRANSMISSION OF, INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE USER, ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR FILES, INTERRUPTIONS IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTIONS TO THE SITE OR VIRUSES, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE SITE OR THE CONTENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE §1542, WHICH SAYS: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.

16. Indemnity
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Highridge Partners, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any losses, expenses, claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, including personal injury and death, regardless of whether they arise out of or are attributable to any act or omission, negligent or otherwise, of Highridge Partners or any third party vendor, arising out of or in connection with: (i) your use of the Site, (ii) your breach of these Terms, including any abusive or unlawful behavior, or (iii) your infringement of any intellectual property or privacy right of any third party. This indemnification provision shall apply to third-party claims as well as claims between you and Highridge Partners under these Terms.

17. No Waiver
No failure or delay by Highridge Partners in exercising any right, power or privilege under these Terms will operate as a waiver thereof, nor will any single or partial exercise of any right, power or privilege preclude any other or further exercise thereof or the exercise of any other right, power, or privilege under these Terms.

18. Severability
Unless otherwise expressly provided herein, the invalidity or enforceability of any provision of these Terms will not affect the validity or enforcement of any other provision, all of which remain in full force and effect.

19. Headings
The headings in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

20. Entire Agreement
These Terms and the Privacy Policy represent the entire understanding between you and Highridge Partners regarding its subject matter, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between you and Highridge Partners regarding its subject matter, and may not be amended, altered or waived.

21. Assignment
You may not assign these Terms without our prior written consent but we may assign these Terms without any notice to you.

22. Contact Us
If you would like to request additional information regarding these Terms of Use, please contact us at info@highridgepartners.com.