Terms and Conditions of Use
Life Cycle Engineering, Inc. (“LCE”) requests that you carefully read the following terms and conditions (collectively, the “Terms”) before using LCE’s Life Cycle Institute and MarketPlace website (the “Site”). Your use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and your agreement to follow and be bound by these Terms. These Terms constitute a legal, binding agreement between you and LCE. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not access or use the Site.
When you sign up for the Site, you must purchase a subscription for a particular length of time and for a specific number of course licenses. All payments are non-refundable. All course licenses must be used within the term of your subscription. Any unused course licenses will be lost without reimbursement of any kind. If you wish to obtain training data after your subscription expires, you may purchase additional access duration at LCE’s then-current rate.
If you register as an organization and purchase a certain number of course licenses, you can assign those course licenses to your employees. Your employees must sign up as registered users before taking any courses.
You agree not to use the Site in a manner that exceeds your permitted scope of use. As an individual or organizational purchase, all users agree to (a) permit any person not registered to use the password of a registered user, (b) permit more than one user to take the same course unless another license has been purchased, or (c) provide any part of a course to anyone who is not a registered user.
A course license is “used” if a registered user opens the course. The course may be opened again by that registered user, but not by anyone else.
LCE may immediately cancel any user’s access to the Site upon any violation of these Terms or if LCE believes, in its reasonable discretion, that one of your registered users is improperly accessing courses.
Changes to the Terms
LCE may modify these Terms at any time. Those modified Terms will become effective immediately after LCE posts them on the Site. LCE will notify users upon changes to the terms and conditions. You agree to review the Terms posted on the Site so that you are aware of any modifications made to these Terms. If you do not agree to the modified Terms, you are not authorized to access or use the Site. Your failure to comply with these Terms as they may be modified from time to time may constitute breach of contract and may violate LCE’s copyright, trademark, and other proprietary and intellectual property rights.
Modification of the Site
LCE reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site or any part of the Site from time to time, for any or no reason and without notice. You agree that LCE will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Site. LCE may change the information and materials on the Site from time to time at its discretion.
To access the Site or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Site that all the information you provide on the Site is correct, current, and complete.
Transmission of Information and Other Materials Via the Site
LCE welcomes your comments and suggestions about the Site and LCE’s products and services, but LCE does not wish for you to send any confidential or proprietary ideas, suggestions, materials, or other information relating to developing, designing, redesigning, modifying, providing, or marketing any of its products or services or any new products or services. You agree that any information, ideas, suggestions, or materials that you or individuals acting on your behalf send to LCE via the Site, including feedback, data, questions, comments, product or service ideas, know-how, or suggestions (collectively, “Suggestions”), will not be considered confidential or proprietary, even if the Suggestions are labeled “Confidential” or “Proprietary.”
Further, by submitting the Suggestions to LCE, LCE will be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute Suggestions to others without limitation or liability for any purpose whatsoever, including developing and marketing products or services that incorporate or otherwise embody Suggestions, without providing any notice, compensation, or attribution to you.
Credit Card Information
If you purchase an online course using a credit card, you must inform us if there are any changes to your credit card that might affect our ability to process your card (for instance, changes to the expiration date, address, or card number). If any of your credit card information changes while you are a member of the Site, you agree that we may use a third-party card updating service to determine the credit card information for your new card and that we may begin charging your new card.
LCE owns the Site and owns or has the right to use all of the content on the Site, including all text, images, graphics, photographs, video clips, audio clips, designs, icons, wallpaper, characters, artwork, sounds, information, software, data, downloadable PowerPoint and PDF files, and other materials, and all HTML design, layouts, configurations, CGI, and other code and scripts in any format used to implement the Site (the “Content”), all of which are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. Absent LCE’s express written permission as to particular Content on the Site, you may use the Content only for personal, informational purposes, and you may, subject to any stated restrictions or limitations, print a single copy of a limited amount of Content solely for these purposes, provided the copy bears all copyright and other intellectual property and proprietary notices displayed on the web page. Except as expressly authorized by these Terms, you may not distribute, publish, download, transmit, modify, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part, without LCE’s prior written consent, provided that (a) your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials, (b) you may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes, and (c) if LCE provide a desktop, mobile, or other applications for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use. Additionally, framing pages or parts of pages on the Site and deep linking to pages in the Site are prohibited.
LCE owns or licenses all trademarks, service marks, and trade names on the Site unless stated otherwise on the Site. You may not use these marks without LCE’s prior express written permission.
Except as expressly provided above, LCE is not granting you a license under any copyright, trademark, service mark, patent, or other intellectual property or proprietary right in any Content, and nothing in these Terms will be interpreted as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark, copyright, or other proprietary, intellectual, or other right of LCE or any third party. You obtain no rights in the products, equipment, processes, or technology described on this Site by accessing or using the Site. LCE and any third party owners retain all of those rights.
If you are a copyright owner and believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with notice containing the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed; (iii) identification of the material that you claim is infringing and a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site; (iv) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (v) a written statement that you have 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; and (vi) 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. Any notification by a copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf that fails to comply with these requirements will not be considered sufficient notice and will not be deemed to confer on LCE actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident.
You must send written notice to:
Life Cycle Engineering, Inc.
4360 Corporate Road
North Charleston, South Carolina 29405
Attn: Life Cycle Institute
If you wish to make any use of Content other than as authorized in this section, please contact us at the following e-mail address: education@LCE.com.
You may use the Site only for lawful purposes in accordance with these Terms. You agree not to use the Site: (a) in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries); (c) to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use, or re-use any material which does not comply with the section of these Terms titled “Intellectual Property”; (d) to transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter,” “spam,” or any other similar solicitation; (e) to impersonate or attempt to impersonate LCE, a LCE employee, another user, or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using e-mail addresses associated with any of the foregoing); (f) to engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Site, or which, as determined by us, may harm LCE or users of the Site or expose them to liability, (g) to interfere with the proper working of the Site, or (h) to share the Content with, or broadcast the Content to, any third party except your employees who are valid registered users under your license. You also agree not to use any robot, spider, botnet, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Site for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Site. If you violate these Terms, LCE may immediately terminate your account as well as any licenses granted to you in any Content, in addition to any other rights or remedies LCE may have against you.
For the avoidance of doubt, you are expressly prohibited from using the Content in any class, lecture, presentation, course, or other group setting. Willful violation of this prohibition could subject you to penalties, including significant fines.
References to Other Companies/Links to Other Sites
Linking to the Site and Social Media Features
You may link to LCE’s homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part.
The Site may provide certain social media features that enable you to: (a) link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on the Site; (b) send e-mails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on the Site; or (c) cause limited portions of content on the Site to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites. You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
We may disable all or any features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.
In order to use the Content, you must have (a) sufficient computer equipment and internet access; and (b) the software required to view the content. LCE may adjust at any time the hardware or software requirements for accessing the Content.
Disclaimers of Warranties
LCE disclaims all responsibility and liability for the timeliness, sequence, quality, accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, operability, and availability of information and material contained on or downloaded from the Site. The Site may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. LCE disclaims any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, failure to update, misdelivery, or untimely delivery of any information or material on or downloaded from the Site. LCE does not warrant or guarantee that the Site or any materials downloaded therefrom will be error-free or virus-free or that access to the Site will be uninterrupted. LCE and its content providers cannot and do not warrant or guarantee against errors, omissions, delays, interruptions, or losses, including loss of data.
THE SITE AND THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. LCE DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY AND OTHER WARRANTIES, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, AS WELL AS ANY WARRANTY OF QUALITY, FUNCTIONALITY, ACCURACY, CURRENCY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, OPERABILITY, USE, PERFORMANCE, OR ABSENCE OF VIRUSES. IF YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN ANY MATERIAL FROM THE SITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CLAIMS, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTING SYSTEM OR ANY LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM DOWNLOADING OR OTHERWISE OBTAINING THAT MATERIAL. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE.
LCE may make available to you via the Site certain Content prepared by third parties. LCE does not endorse, and you agree not to hold LCE responsible for, any advice, information, or opinions set forth in any such Content. You also acknowledge that the opinions, advice, information, and statements in any third party Content are those of the respective author and not of LCE. You rely on that Content at your own risk.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT WILL LCE, ITS AFFILIATES, ITS DATA PROVIDERS, OR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, DELIVERING, OR MANAGING THE CONTENT (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SITE PROVIDERS”), BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY CLAIMS WHATSOEVER, IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST REVENUES, LOST PROFITS, LOST OPPORTUNITIES, AND LOSS OF PROSPECTIVE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH (A) YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SITE, (B) YOUR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONTENT, (C) ANY COMMUNICATIONS SENT TO YOU VIA THE SITE OR OTHERWISE FROM LCE, OR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH INFORMATION, (D) THE TRANSMISSION OF CONFIDENTIAL OR SENSITIVE INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE SITE PROVIDERS, OR (E) INCONVENIENCE, DELAY, OR LOSS OF USE OF THE SITE OR ANY SERVICE, EVEN IF SOME OR ALL OF THE SITE PROVIDERS ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THE SITE PROVIDERS ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE OR INJURY TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY ARISING FROM ANY ACCESS OR USE OF ANY INFORMATION, IDEA, OR INSTRUCTION IN THE CONTENT.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless LCE, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to (a) your use of the Site and/or any materials downloaded therefrom, (b) user content you submit, post to, or transmit through the Site, (c) your violation of any rights of any other company or person in connection with this Site, or (d) your violation of these Terms.
When you visit the Site or send e-mails to LCE, you are communicating with LCE electronically. You consent to receive communications from LCE electronically. LCE will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that LCE provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
You will be given the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having your information used for purposes not directly related to the reasons you first provided the information to us. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the opt-out instructions provided in the e-mail.
If you set up an account on or otherwise subscribe to the Site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You acknowledge that membership on the Site is personal to the subscriber. LCE reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content in its sole discretion.
Limitation on Time to File Claims
ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS, THE SITE, OR ANY MATERIALS DOWNLOADED FROM THE SITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
Severability and Waiver
The invalidity of any term, condition, or provision of these Terms will not affect the enforceability of the remaining portions of these Terms. LCE’s failure to enforce any right or provision in these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
If you have any questions regarding the Site or these Terms, please contact us at:
Life Cycle Engineering, Inc.
4360 Corporate Road
North Charleston, South Carolina 29405
Attn: Life Cycle Institute
email us at: education@LCE.com
Last updated: May 12, 2022