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Terms and Conditions of Use

By using this site, you signify that you have read these Terms and Conditions of Use and that you assent to these terms and conditions of use.  If you do not agree to follow each of the terms and conditions of use, do not use this site.

QSA reserves the right to update these terms and conditions at any time.  Your continued use of the QSA website will mean that you accept those changes.

This site does not provide advice relative to the use of fire fighting equipment. This site does not endorse the use of five fighting equipment by anyone who has not been properly trained.  The content of the QSA site including text, graphics, images and other material is for informational and educational purposes only.  The site is not intended to be a substitute for training, research and advice regarding the use of five fighting equipment, safety or security. Always seek the advice of proper professionals regarding proper training and use of five fighting equipment, and the safe storage of the equipment. QSA does not conduct training of five fighters. QSA is not authorized to train in the proper use of the equipment. This site does not address any of those issues and QSA disclaims any knowledge on those topics.

The site is protected by copyright under the United States and foreign laws.  Title to the site remains with QSA.  Any use of the site not expressly permitted by these terms and conditions is a breach of these terms of conditions and may violated copyright, trademark and other laws.  The site and its features are subject to change or terminate without notice in the editorial discretion of QSA.  If you violate any of these terms and conditions, your permission to use the site automatically terminates.

This site is being presented for your business, commercial use. QSA grants you a non-exclusive non-transferable, non-sublicensable, limited right and license to access the site for your business, commercial use only. QSA reserves the right to refuse service, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in our sole discretion.

No Reproduction of Materials.  The material on the site is protected under state and federal copyright and trademark law. By accessing the material on the site, you do not obtain any ownership interest or rights to the material found on the website, nor are you permitted to create any derivative works of such material. All rights to the content of the site, or the content or material thereon, automatically terminates the permission or license granted by us hereunder. Copyright and trademark infringement are violations of federal and state law, and are subject to criminal and civil penalties.

Liability of QSA and its Licensors.  The use of the QSA site is at your own risk.

When using the QSA site, information will be transmitted over a medium which is beyond the control and jurisdiction of QSA.  Accordingly, QSA assumes no liability for or relating to the delay, failure, interruption or corruption of any data or other information transmitted in connection with use of the QSA site.

The QSA site is provided on an “as is” basis.  QSA to the fullest extent permitted by law, disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third parties rights and fitness for a particular purpose.  Specifically, QSA makes no representations or warranties about the following:

  1. The accuracy, reliability, completeness, currentness or timeliness of the content, text, graphics, links, or communications provided on or through the use of the site or the equipment.
  2. The effectiveness of the site in helping you meet safety standards or avoid injury.

In no event, shall QSA, its licensors or any third parties mentioned on the QSA site be liable for any damages (including without limitation, incidental and consequential damages, personal injury/wrongful death, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from the use or inability to use the site, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory, and whether or not QSA is advised of the possibility of such damages.  QSA is not liable for any personal injury, including death, caused by the use or misuse of the site. Any claims arising in connection with your use of the site must be brought within one year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred.  Remedies under these Terms and Conditions are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms and Conditions.

No Unlawful or Prohibited use/Intellectual Property.  You are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferrable, revocable license to access and use the site strictly in accordance with these terms of use. As a condition of your use of the site, you warrant to QSA that you will not use the site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms. You may not use the site in any manner which 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.

All content included as a part of the site, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the site, is the property of Shays or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.

You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the site. QSA content is not for resale. Your use of the site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of the site or of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your business use, and will make no other use of the content without express written permission of QSA. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of QSA or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these terms and conditions.

General Restrictions.  You may not transfer, copy or display the content, except as permitted herein. In addition, you may not sell, rent, lease, distribute, broadcast, sublicense or otherwise assign any right to the content to any third party. You may not remove any proprietary notices or label on the site. You may not attempt to disable, bypass, modify, defeat, or otherwise circumvent any digital rights management system used as part of the site or use the site for any illegal purpose.

User Submissions.  You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that infringes or violates any rights of any party.  You agree that any such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.  If you make such submission, you are  warranting  that the owner of such content has expressly granted QSA a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide non-exclusive right to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form or format  now known or hereafter developed.

QSA Electronic Communications.  Visiting the site or sending emails to QSA constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically, via email and on the site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

QSA does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen. If you are under 18, you may use the site only with permission of a parent or guardian.

In consideration of being allowed to use the site, you agree that the following actions shall constitute a material breach of these terms and conditions:

  1. Using the site for any purpose in violation of local, state, national or international law;
  2. Posting material that infringes upon the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy and publicity rights of others;
  3. Posting material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by QSA in its sole discretion;
  4. Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;
  5. After receiving a warning, continuing to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or posting comments that are not related to the topic being discussed;
  6. Posting change letters or pyramid schemes;
  7. Impersonating another person;
  8. Distributing viruses or other harmful computer code;
  9. Harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others, including e-mail addresses without their consent;
  10. Allowing any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments;
  11. Posting the same note more than once or “spamming”; or
  12. Engaging in any other contact that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the site, or which in the judgment of QSA, exposes QSA or any of its sponsors or guests to any liability or detriment of any type.

QSA reserves the right but is not obligated to do any or all of the following:

  1. Investigate the allegation that a communication does not conform to the terms of this Agreement;
  2. Remove communications which are abusive, illegal or disruptive and otherwise fail to conform with these terms and conditions;
  3. Terminating user’s access to any of the site entirely upon any breach of these Terms and Conditions;
  4. Monitor, edit or disclose any communication on the site;
  5. Edit or delete any communication posted on the site, regardless of whether or not such communication violates the standards.

QSA reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public.  QSA has no liability or responsibility to users of the QSA site or any person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.

Advertising and Links to Other Sites.  QSA does not endorse the content of any third party web site.  QSA is not responsible for the content of links, third-party sites, sites framed within the QSA site or third-party advertisements and does not make any representations regarding their content or accuracy.  Your use of third party websites is at your own risk. QSA does not endorse any product advertised on the QSA site.

Indemnity.  You agree to defend, indemnify and hold QSA, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors and suppliers harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees resulting from or alleged to result from your violation of these terms and conditions.

General.  QSA is based in Wilbraham, Massachusetts in the United States of America.  QSA makes no claims that the site is appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States.  Access to the site may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries.  If you access the QSA site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and you are solely responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.  All of the provisions of this agreement survive the expiration or termination of the terms and conditions for any reason whatsoever.

Jurisdiction.  You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Shays, or in any way relating to your use of the QSA site, resides in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in connection with any dispute including any claim involving QSA or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers.

These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without respect to its conflicts of law principles.  If any provisions of these Terms and Conditions are found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not effect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.  No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Waiver.  By using this site to purchase equipment, you assume the risk associated with the use of the equipment and hereby release QSA from any resulting liability.

Complete Agreement, Except as Expressly Provided in a Particular “Legal Notice” on the QSA Site.  These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and QSA with respect to the use of the QSA site.  Your use of the QSA site is also subject to the QSA disclaimers and policies posted herewith.

Thank you for your cooperation.  We hope you find the QSA site informative.

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