Terms of Use

Effective Date: These Terms of Use are effective as of January 30, 2017.

This Site (defined below) is offered by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (“Presenter”) for use by individuals who meet Presenter’s criteria. Bang the Table USA, LLC (“Host,” or “we”) operates and hosts the Site for the benefit of the Presenter. THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS AND WAIVERS OF CERTAIN RIGHTS (SEE SECTION 7.4). PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY.

1. Bang the Table™ Website — Terms of Use

1.1. Presenter and Host welcome you to Presenter’s community engagement portal at https://lni.us.engagementhq.com (the “Site”). While all of the questions, surveys, forums, chat rooms, and other Content (defined below) on the Site is provided and controlled by Presenter, the Host owns and operates the Site and the underlying technology and software used to operate the Site. On the Site, you will be able to engage and communicate with Presenter and other interested parties. (see Forum Etiquette & Moderation)


2. Acceptance of Terms

2.1. The Host and Presenter offer you access and use of the Site only on the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use (“TOU”).

2.2. Before you access the Site, it is important that you understand and agree to the TOU.

2.3. The TOU may change from time to time without prior notice to you, but there will be an indication that there is an updated TOU by posting it to the Site and including a revised effective date. When material changes to the TOU are made that reduce your protections or rights, you will be notified, for example, when you log in or on our home page. If you do not agree to the revised TOU, you must not access or use the Site. Your use of the Site following the date on which such amended TOU are published will constitute consent to such amendments. You must regularly review the latest version of the TOU, as it will be the terms upon which you access the Site at all times. The most recent version of the TOU can be seen in this Terms and Conditions Page.

2.4. Contact Presenter at i1433rules@Lni.wa.gov, or Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44510, Olympia WA 98504-4510 if you see any activity or content that violates the TOU.


3. Information and Content at the Site

3.1. When the term “Content” is used, it means any information, data, music, sound files, photographs, graphics, images, videos, articles, or other content accessible on the Site or a Linked Site excluding these Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, Moderation Rules, Accessibility statement and basic use instructions for the Site. A “Linked Site” is any other website other than the Site that one may directly visit through a link found on this Site. Content is provided by the Presenter and other users of the Site. The Host does not create, upload or provide any content you see on the Site (other than these Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy, Moderation Rules, Accessibility Statement, and basic use instructions) or Linked Sites. The Host makes no and hereby disclaims all representations or warranties about the Content. The source of particular Content, which is either Presenter or another user of the Site, is solely responsible for the accuracy, completeness, appropriateness, legality and all other aspects of that Content.

3.2. By using the Site, you agree that the Presenter and the State of Washington, the Host and any subsidiaries or affiliates or any of their employees, directors, or agents are not responsible for:

a) The accuracy, completeness, appropriateness, or legality of the Content displayed or omitted from the Site or Linked Sites;

b) Any person's reliance on the Content presented on the Site or on Linked Sites;

c) Any loss in connection with the use of the Site or any Linked Site.

3.3. You have no expectation that your Content will be published on the Site.

3.4 The Site may contain links to Linked Sites. The Presenter and Host do not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such Linked Site, or any information, materials, products, or services found or offered on a Linked Site. If you access a third party website from the Site, you do so at your own risk, and you understand that these Terms and the Presenter’s Privacy Policy do not apply to your use of such Linked Sites. You expressly release Host and Presenter from any and all liability arising from your use of any Linked Site, service, or Content.


4. Registration Information

4.1. In order to register for an account on the Site, you must be 18 years old; if you are younger, you must have your parent’s or guardian’s consent to the posted agreements and Terms of Use. Note that you can browse the Site without registering, but you may not have access to all features and functionality.

You will:

a) submit only true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site's registration procedure (the “Registration Data”); and,

b) maintain and regularly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.

4.2. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if it is suspected that you have provided such information, your account may be suspended or terminated and you may be refused any and all current or future use of the Site, or part of it.


5. Privacy Policy

5.1. Use of the Site by you, including our collection of Registration Data and other personal information about you, is subject to our Privacy Policy. For more information, please see Presenter’s full privacy policy.


6. User Account, Password and Security

6.1. After you complete the user registration process at the Site, you will receive a user password and account name to access the Site. You:

a) are fully responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account;

b) are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account;

c) must immediately notify Host if you are aware or suspect any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security;

d) must create no more than one user account at the Site;

6.2. We, or our agents, may require access to your user account to respond to service or technical issues;

6.3. We may communicate with you through your user account by sending messages, newsletters, and other information.


7. User Conduct

7.1 You understand and agree that:

a) all Content is the sole responsibility of the person who made the Content available, and you are solely liable and responsible for all Content you submit or upload to the Site;

b) you are prohibited from advertising or offering to sell or buy any goods or services.

c) you shall not:

i. post Content that (a) infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, (b) violates applicable law or is illegal, (c) violates any third party’s right, including right to privacy;

ii. transmit Content that is or includes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail", "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," surveys, contests or any other form of solicitation;

iii. transmit Content that contains software viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or any other computer code, files or programs designed to or that may interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

iv. transmit Content that harms minors in any way;

v. impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation a Bang the Table representative or another user of the Site, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

vi. create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others as to your identity or the originator of a message;

vii. interfere with or disrupt the Site or servers or networks connected to the Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site;

viii. attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, other user accounts, computer systems or networks, through password mining or any other means;

ix. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable law, rule or regulation;

x. "stalk" or otherwise harass another user;

xi. interfere with another user's use and enjoyment of the Site;

xii. collect or store personal data about other users of the Site; or

xiii. make any unauthorized commercial use of the Site.

7.2. You also acknowledge and agree that:

a) The Presenter and Host have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to review and monitor Content you post on the Site, and may refuse to post or remove any Content that is available via the Site in our sole discretion, including if it violates our Moderation Rules (see below). In some cases, the Presenter has the right to review and approve Content before it is included on the Site. Note that neither the Host nor the Presenter edit your Content.

b) You must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, appropriateness, or usefulness of such Content.

c) all Content you provide will be seen by the Host and the Presenter, and will be made publicly available.

7.3. You agree to and shall comply by our moderation rules for the Site, which can be found at https://lni.us.engagementhq.com/forum-etiquette-moderation (“Moderation Rules”).


8. Indemnity and Release

8.1. You shall indemnify and hold Presenter, Host, and all subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders and other partners, and employees, harmless from, and at Presenter’s and Host’s request, defend any or all of the foregoing against, any claim, cause of action, proceeding or demand and all related costs, expenses, damages, and other liabilities, including reasonable attorney’s fees and legal costs related to or arising out of:

a) Content you submit, post to or otherwise transmit through the Site,

b) Your use of or connection to the Site,

c) Your violation of the TOU, or

d) Your violation of any other's rights or applicable law.


9. General Practices Regarding Use and Storage

9.1 All Content will be retained under the Washington State Public Records Act and remain subject to public disclosure; however, you agree that Presenter and Host have no responsibility or liability for the removal of inappropriate messages and other communication or other Content from view on the Site.

9.2 You acknowledge and agree that Presenter and Host:

a) is entitled to log off any account that is inactive for an extended period of time; and

b) may, in its absolute discretion, with or without notice to you delete, modify or otherwise deal with any Content stored at the Site and any of your user profile information or account at the Site.

9.3 You agree that the Presenter in accordance with state law owns and retains the Content submitted to this site and must adhere to public disclosure laws and rules. See Chapter 40.14 RCW and Chapter 42.56 RCW


10. Modifications and Discontinuance

The Presenter and the Host reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue access to the Site (or any part), with or without notice, temporarily or permanently without liability to you or to any third party. Content will be maintained by the Presenter under the Washington Public Records Act.


11. User Account Information

11.1. You agree that Host and Presenter may, in sole discretion and with or without notice to you, terminate your password, account or use of the Site (or any part), and remove and discard any Content within the Site for any reason including without limitation, where a breach of copyright has been reported.

11.2. You agree that Host and Presenter may in sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Site, or any part, to you with or without notice, and without liability to you or any third parties.

11.3. You agree that termination of your access to the Site under any provision of these TOU may occur without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that the Host or Presenter may immediately deactivate or delete your password and/or bar any further access to the Site by you, while retaining all related information and files in your account as public records.

11.4. If your account or access to the Site is terminated for any reason, you must immediately cease using the Site. Termination does not affect any accrued rights or liabilities of Host or Presenter.


12. Dealings with Third Parties

12.1. Your communication or dealings with third parties via the Site, are solely between you and the relevant third parties.

12.2. You agree that Host and Presenter are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such third parties on the Site.


13. Bang the Table Proprietary Rights

13.1. You acknowledge and agree that:

a) the Site and any necessary software used in connection with the Site, including but not limited to the software known as Engagement HQ™, contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws, and all of the foregoing is owed by Host; and

b) the Content presented to you via the Site or via third parties may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.

13.2. Except as expressly authorized by Host, you shall not modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Site, in whole or in part.

13.3. You shall not access the Site by any means other than through the website and interfaces that are provided by Host for use in accessing the Site.


14. Disclaimer of Warranties

14.1. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

A) YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK;

B) THE SITE AND ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS.

14.2. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE SITE OR CONTENT, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

14.3. We make no warranty that:

a) the Site or Content will meet your requirements;

b) the Site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free;

c) the Content or other results that may be obtained from the use of the Site will be accurate or reliable;

d) the quality of any Content, products, services, information, or other material discussed on or introduced to you through the Site will meet your expectations; and

e) any errors in the Software will be corrected.

14.4. Any Content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Site is done at your own discretion and risk and you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material.

14.5.No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through or from the Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the TOU.


15. Limitation of Liability

15.1. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE HOST AND PRESENTER AND THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, AFFILIATES AND EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AND AGENTS OF EACH OF THE FOREGOING WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, ECONOMIC OR OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES WHETHER AND EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IN RESPECT OF:

A) THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE;

B) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA;

C) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE; OR

D) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE.

E) YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE HOST, PRESENTER, AND THE STATE OF WASHINGTON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

15.4. IN NO EVENT WILL OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE SITE OR THIS TOU EXCEED US $50.

15.5. THE LIMITATIONS OF THIS SECTION 15 SHALL APPLY TO ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, STATUTE, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.


16. Exclusions and Limitations

16.1. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. So some of the limitations in the TOU may not apply to you.


17. Notice

17.1. If you wish to contact Host, please contact Bang The Table.

17.2. You may also receive notices of changes to the TOU or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Site.


18. Trademark Information

18.1. The Bang the Table trade mark, and other Bang the Table logos and product and service names are trademarks of Bang the Table (the Bang the Table Marks).

18.2. You agree not to display or use the Bang the Table Marks in any manner without our prior permission.


19. Copyright and DMCA

19.1. Presenter complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). We will terminate copyright infringers when legally required or appropriate. If you see your Content on the Site being used without your permission, you can contact Presenter’s Designated Agent for receipt of infringement notices here: Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, E-Government Manager, by calling 360-902-4648 or by emailing Brian Criss of L&I.

Your notice must comply with the DMCA. For your request to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information in writing:

(a) An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;

(b) Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

(c) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and where it is located on the Service;

(d) Information reasonably sufficient to permit Presenter to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and, e-mail address;

(e) A 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 law; and

(f) A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

19.2. As used in this clause, information includes but is not limited to data, text, photographs, drawings, sound recordings, feedback, and any other information or data displayed or presented by you on the Site.


20. General Information

20.1. The TOU and the Presenters Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and the Presenter and Host, and governs your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you, the Presenter and Host.

20.2. You will be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use the Linked Sites, affiliate services, third party content or third party software.

20.3. The TOU and the relationship between you and Presenter and Host is governed by the laws of the State of Washington. Any dispute or claim relating in any way to your use of the Site must be submitted in accordance with Washington law.

20.4. Failure by Host or Presenter to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOU must not be treated as a waiver of the right or provision.

20.5. If any provision of the TOU is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, then the provision is deemed deleted but the court should try to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOU remain in full force and effect.

20.6. Your rights and obligations under the TOU are personal and may not be assigned or dealt with in any way without permission of the Host and/or the Presenter, and which may be withheld in our absolute discretion.

20.7. Headings in the TOU are for convenience only and do not affect interpretation.