Terms of Service

Welcome to Genlighten. We’re genuinely happy to have you here. We hope you have a great experience with us, whether you hire one of our genealogy researchers or offer research services yourself. We ask that you follow our rules as you do so.

Before we launch into the formal, detailed, legal-jargon version of our terms, we thought you might appreciate a brief plain English version of the agreement you enter into when you use Genlighten.com.

Basically, Here's What You Agree to When You Use Genlighten

You commit to us that:
  • You are at least 18 (that way there’s no question about you paying for genealogy research with a credit card or bank account.)
  • You are who you say you are, and you’ll keep the usernames and passwords you set up confidential.
  • You won’t copy anything you see on the site without our permission.
  • You won’t try to mess up how the site works, including the payment process and the feedback system.
  • You won’t post content that is a) offensive, b) violates copyright laws, or c) tries to sell something to our users (other than research services and products you offer through our site if you’re a research provider.)
  • You’ll pay for the research services or products you order, using valid credit cards or bank accounts.
You also understand that:
  • We may use content you submit to help promote Genlighten to potential users.
  • We monitor the content you post to make sure it’s not offensive, rights-infringing, illegal, or spam. We'll remove any content we deem inappropriate.
  • We will try to enforce our guidelines and will restrict your access to the site if we think you’ve violated them.
  • We may close or disable your account at any time, for any reason, and without warning you in advance.
  • We reserve the right to stop operating the site at any time.
  • Genlighten doesn’t provide oversight or quality control for the research services and products offered via our providers’ online marketplaces. We provide the platform; the services and products are offered directly by independent researchers. As a result, Genlighten cannot and does not make any warranties about their quality or accuracy.
  • We do not screen users of our site, and you release us from any liability relating to your interactions with other Genlighten users.
  • If Genlighten gets sued because of something you do, you agree to defend us, indemnify us, and cooperate with us in our legal strategy.
Furthermore, if you decide to become one of our Research Providers, you commit to us that:
  • You’ll keep your e-mail address current with us and check your e-mail from us regularly.
  • You’ll carry out the genealogy research requests you accept from clients according to the research proposals and quotes you prepare and the offering descriptions you post on your profile.
  • If you're unable to deliver research services for any length of time, you'll tell us so clients won’t be kept waiting and so we can help them choose another research provider.
  • Any genealogical experience, qualifications or professional credentials you choose to list on your profile are accurate, current, and truthful.
  • You’ll follow the usage guidelines of the records archives and other records providers (including online services) that you utilize to carry out your research.
  • You'll only deliver content to your clients that you have a right to share, and you'll adhere to any agreements that limit your usage of that content.
  • You will not attempt to conduct business outside of the Genlighten platform with clients that come to you through Genlighten, unless we specifically authorize you to do so.
And you understand that:
  • We deduct a commission from the fees clients pay you before we add those fees to your account balance at Genlighten. The commission rate is determined by the Provider Plan you select.
  • If you select one of our Provider Plans that carries a monthly fee, and fail to pay that fee in a timely manner, we may change your Provider Plan selection to one that does not carry a monthly fee but that has a higher commission rate.
  • Genlighten uses Stripe to process client payments, to handle recurring billing of our Provider Plans, and to facilitate distribution of client payments to you. By registering as a Genlighten Research Provider, you accept the Stripe Connected Account Agreement.
  • Registering as a Genlighten Research Provider does not make you an employee of Genlighten or of Enlightened Research LLC.
  • You are liable for taxes that you may owe on the client fees you receive as a Genlighten Research Provider.

Genlighten Terms of Service Agreement

This Terms of Service Agreement (the “Agreement” is between you and Enlightened Research, LLC, owner and operator of Genlighten.com (“Genlighten”) and governs your and Enlightened Research, LLC’s respective rights and obligations with respect to your use of or provision of genealogy research products and services on the Website. By accessing the Website you agree to be bound by this Terms of Service Agreement, whether or not you register with the Website.

For purposes of this Agreement, (a) "Genlighten", "Genlighten.com", "us" or "our" means Enlightened Research, LLC, an Illinois Limited Liability Corporation, (b) "Website" or “site” means the Genlighten website located at Genlighten.com, and any successor website thereto, including all services provided by us to you through the service platform on the Website, (c) "Services" means any service that you sell, offer to sell, request, purchase, and/or provide on or through the Website, (d) "Affiliate" means any entity controlled by, in control of, or under common control with Enlightened Research, LLC, (e) "Research Client", “User” or “Client” means you, if you use the Website to request that a Research Provider perform Services, (f) "Research Provider" or “Provider” means you, if you use the Website to perform Services for a Research Client, (g) "User Account" means any customer account that you have established with a website owned or controlled by Enlightened Research or its Affiliates, or operated by Enlightened Research or its Affiliates on behalf of third parties, including without limitation those websites currently located at http://www.genlighten.com, and any successor or replacement websites.

BY REGISTERING FOR AND USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU CERTIFY THAT (1) YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD; (2) YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THIS AGREEMENT AND BIND YOURSELF OR THE COMPANY YOU REPRESENT; (3) YOU AUTHORIZE THE ELECTRONIC TRANSFER OF FUNDS TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 6 OF THIS AGREEMENT; AND (4) YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE PAYMENT SERVICE DESCRIBED IN SECTION 6 AND ALL APPLICABLE POLICIES, PROCEDURES, AND GUIDELINES.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE TERMS, CONDITIONS, RULES, POLICIES, GUIDELINES OR PRACTICES OF GENLIGHTEN’S WEBSITE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING IT.

Genlighten is acting solely as an intermediary facilitating the provision of genealogical research services by Research Providers to their Clients. Neither the Providers offering services on this Website nor their Clients are in any way employed or contracted with Genlighten, nor are they agents or employees of Genlighten. Subject to applicable law, in no event shall Genlighten, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors or their respective successors and assigns, be liable for any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages of any kind caused by any such Clients or Providers, including, without limitation, any loss or damages in the nature of or relating to lost business, lost savings, lost data and/or lost profits, regardless of the cause and whether arising in contract (including fundamental breach), tort (including negligence) or otherwise caused. The foregoing limitation shall apply even if Genlighten knew of or ought to have known of the possibility of such damages.

1. Registration

To use certain features of the site, you may be asked to register with the site. You agree (i) to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by any registration form; and (ii) to maintain and promptly update the information you provide to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. When registering, you will not impersonate any person or use a name that you are not legally authorized to use. If Genlighten has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Genlighten has the right to suspend or terminate your access to and use of the site (or any portion thereof).

Research Providers

By registering with Genlighten to offer genealogy research products and services, you are designating yourself as a “Research Provider”. Research Providers are researchers, specialists, professionals and the like who have chosen to register an account with Genlighten in order to provide genealogical research services to registered Genlighten users. You acknowledge that in registering as a Research Provider, you will conform to state and federal laws in providing such genealogical research services.

2. Passwords

To use certain features of the site, you may also need a username and password, which you will receive through the site registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to notify Genlighten immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Genlighten cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from Genlighten's failure or your failure to protect your password or account information.

3. Ownership

All materials displayed or otherwise accessible through the Website, including, without limitation, articles, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, computer software and code (collectively, the Content) are protected under American and foreign copyright or other laws, and are owned by or licensed to Genlighten. In addition, the Website is protected under copyright law as a collective work and/or compilation pursuant to American and foreign laws. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information and restrictions on or contained in any of the Content accessed through the Website.

ANY USE, REPRODUCTION, ALTERATION, MODIFICATION, PUBLIC PERFORMANCE OR DISPLAY, UPLOADING OR POSTING ONTO THE INTERNET, TRANSMISSION, REDISTRIBUTION OR OTHER EXPLOITATION OF THE WEBSITE OR OF ANY CONTENT, WHETHER IN WHOLE OR IN PART, OTHER THAN EXPRESSLY SET OUT HEREIN, IS PROHIBITED WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN PERMISSION OF GENLIGHTEN.

None of the foregoing shall hinder clients from the free use and dissemination of the document images delivered to them by our providers as part of the genealogy research transaction process.

4. Submissions

The Website provides features that allow you to post messages and content, to interact with Genlighten and other users and to upload files, documents or other materials to Genlighten users (collectively, Submissions). When using any features of the Website which allow you to post, upload or make Submissions, it is a condition of your use of the Website that you observe the rules of etiquette and that you do not:

  • restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Website, interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper workings of the Website or do anything which in the sole discretion of Genlighten imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Genlighten website infrastructure;
  • post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including, without limitation, any Submission constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, provincial, national or international law or regulation;
  • post or transmit any Submission, including, without limitation, articles, images, stories, software or other material, which violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material which is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or which is protected by any intellectual property rights, including, without limitation, copyright, patent, trade secret, trademark or other proprietary rights herein, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or rights holder;
  • post or transmit any Submission that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, could be harmful to minors, harasses or advocates harassment of another person, provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, provides instructional information about illegal activities, including, without limitation, the making or buying of illegal weapons;
  • post or submit any Submission which solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
  • post or transmit any Submission which contains a virus or other harmful component, or provides or creates computer viruses;
  • post or transmit junk mail, chain letters, unsolicited mass mailing or spam; or
  • use the Website for any purpose not expressly permitted by Genlighten, including, without limitation, posting, uploading or transmitting any Submissions which contain advertising or which engage in commercial activities and/or sales, or which involve contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and/or pyramid schemes.

Genlighten may review Submissions before they are posted. Genlighten may refuse to post any Submission to the Website. Genlighten reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit or remove any Submission, whether or not the Submission is in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable. You acknowledge and agree that Genlighten may, in its sole discretion, monitor the Website periodically and disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or other governmental or Court request, to operate the Website properly or to protect itself or other users of the Website. Any such disclosure shall be in accordance with Genlighten's Privacy and Security Policy.


Genlighten is not responsible for the content of any Submission. Submissions represent the views and opinions of the person(s) posting the Submission and do not represent the views or opinions of Genlighten.

While Genlighten is under no obligation to investigate any complaint regarding any Submission, it may, in its sole discretion, investigate complaints and take any actions it deems appropriate in the circumstances, including, without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Website and terminating the submitting party's right to access and use the Website (or any portion thereof).

5. Your Use of Genlighten

Limited Use of Information

To the extent you receive any contact or personal information regarding any Research Provider or Research Client, such information may only be used as necessary for you to comply with applicable laws and for no other purpose whatsoever.

The Genlighten Website is designed to allow Research Providers and Clients to communicate with each other without the need to exchange e-mail addresses. Instead, Clients and Providers can post notes to each other on a project page associated with each individual research project request submitted. Additionally, Clients and Providers can choose to receive e-mail alerts directly from Genlighten.com to make them aware of changes in the status of their research projects and to prompt them to visit the Website when new messages have been submitted. These features serve to protect the privacy of both Clients and Providers and to help minimize miscommunications due to blocked or misdirected e-mail messages.

Both Clients and Providers agree not to seek to circumvent these privacy features by soliciting each other’s e-mail addresses through any means. If a Research Provider attempts to advertise non-Genlighten research services or other commercial ventures to you or solicits your e-mail address or other contact information, please notify us at support@genlighten.com.

Clients in General

As a User, you will be charged a fee for your use of Genlighten in connection with each request for research services. As a User, you agree that upon your request for research services to be performed by a Research Provider, payment will be remitted to the Research Provider automatically (as described in Section 6 below). After your request for research services has been accepted by a Research Provider, you are not entitled to any refund of your payment for such services. Refund policies regarding requests which have been withdrawn before being accepted by a Research Provider are described in Section 6 below.

You agree to pay the amounts set forth in the Genlighten fee policies from time to time on the terms set forth herein and therein, and to check the fees and terms each time you use the Website. Please review the applicable Genlighten fees contained in the policies for all applicable fees associated with your use of the Website.

You further agree that you will only accept work product from Research Providers that has been submitted through the Genlighten Website. If a research provider attempts to advertise research services or other commercial ventures to you or solicits your e-mail address or other contact information for commercial purposes, please notify us at support@genlighten.com.

Providers in General

When you register to provide research products and services on Genlighten, you represent that you have convenient access to the records you are offering to search and that you have prior experience in searching those records for genealogical purposes. You agree to respect and uphold the policies and procedures of the libraries, archives, and other records repositories (both online and offline) that you visit as part of the research process, whether in regard to copyright and licensing issues, use of microfilm readers and reader/printers, or safeguarding the documents you access.

As a provider, you further agree to respond promptly and efficiently to e-mail notifications from Genlighten regarding client research requests and other client-facing matters, and to notify Genlighten if your e-mail address changes or becomes inaccessible for any reason. If you will be unable to fulfill any of the research offerings you currently display on your profile for any period of time beyond 5 days, you agree to notify Genlighten Support without delay.

You agree to perform the research clients contract for in a timely and efficient manner, consistent with the turnaround timeframes you describe to clients in your research proposals, quotes and offerings. You further agree to ensure a recognizeably high level of copy quality in the documents you provide.

You agree not to use the Website to advertise non-Genlighten-based research services or other commercial ventures to clients who submit requests to you, or to solicit contact information from clients for such purposes, unless specifically authorized by Genlighten.

You acknowledge that the fees you receive from clients may be considered income by the IRS and that you may be subject to self-employment and other taxes in connection with this income.

When you create a profile on the Genlighten website, you represent that the descriptions you give of your background, experience, genealogical training, membership(s) and certification(s), if any, are accurate and current. At our discretion, we will attempt to verify specific details of your profile and may contact you for documentation of professional credentials. Failure to provide such documentation in a timely manner when requested may result in the termination of your account. Furthermore, if we determine that your profile willfully misrepresents your qualifications as a research provider, you may be asked to forfeit fees you have received through Genlighten so we can, at our sole discretion, refund them to your clients.

Disputes between Clients and Providers

Your use of the Genlighten Website is at your own risk. You release Genlighten from any claims, demands and damages that may arise as a result of disputes with other Genlighten users.

If a dispute arises between you and another Genlighten user, we encourage you to reach out to that user and attempt to resolve your dispute amicably. If you are unable to do so, you may request our assistance. At our sole discretion, we may attempt to help you resolve a dispute by applying our policies to the matter at hand. However, we will not make any legal judgments. You acknowledge and accept that Genlighten has no obligation to resolve disputes.

Information, License, and Feedback

You recognize and agree that Genlighten will implement mechanisms allowing us and others to track your requests for, or your performance of, research services and rate your performance as a Client or Provider, and Genlighten reserves the right to collect feedback regarding your performance and to post such feedback on the Genlighten Website. You may not take any actions that may undermine the integrity of the feedback system. You agree that submission of any information, feedback, content, data or other materials (collectively, “Materials”) is at your own risk, and that none of Genlighten, its affiliates, Registered Users, or Research Providers has any obligations (including without limitation obligations of confidentiality) with respect to such Materials. You represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to submit the Materials. You hereby grant to Genlighten and its affiliates a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, perform, display, distribute, adapt, modify, re-format, create derivative works of, and otherwise commercially or non-commercially exploit in any manner, any and all Materials, and to sublicense the foregoing rights, in connection with the operation and maintenance of the Genlighten Website.

In addition to the grant of the above license, you hereby (i) consent to your username appearing as the contributor of any Submission, where applicable, and to the disclosure and/or display of such information and any other information which appears in or is associated with a Submission; (ii) acknowledge and agree that Genlighten is not responsible for any loss, damage, or corruption that may occur to your Submissions; and (iii) acknowledge and agree that any Submissions you provide for display on the Website will be considered non-confidential.

6. Payment and Fees

Payment Services

Genlighten will process all payments made by Users to Research Providers with the assistance of our Payment Services Provider (the “Payment Service”, currently Stripe.) User payments made through the Payment Service are received by Genlighten on behalf of Research Providers, and may be distributed only in accordance with the terms outlined below. All fees are in U.S.dollars unless stated otherwise. Genlighten fees may vary in the future.

When you choose to register as a Genlighten Research Provider, you accept the Stripe Connected Account Agreement. Genlighten acts as the "Connect Platform" in this agreement.

Valid Payment Method

You agree to pay for research products and services you request using a valid payment method. If your payment method fails, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms, including, but not limited to retaining collection agencies and legal counsel.

Refunds

If you cancel a research request before the Provider accepts it, or if the Provider declines to process one or more of your research requests after reviewing it, you are entitled to a refund of any portion of the Provider’s fee charged to your payment method for the research project in question.

Once a Provider accepts your research request, you are obligated to pay the provider's fee for the research they have contracted with you to perform. Neither Genlighten nor the Provider is under any obligation to issue a refund of fees received if the genealogical information you sought was not obtained despite a thorough search.

Distribution of Client payments to Research Providers

Upon completion of a particular client research project, the Provider's fee -- minus the commission rate in effect for the provider at the beginning of the project -- will be added to the Provider's Genlighten account balance. Interest will not be paid on amounts held in Providers' Genlighten accounts.

To protect Clients, Providers and Genlighten against possible fraud, and in compliance with policies of the Payment Service, fees credited to Provider accounts may not be immediately available for payout. However, for established providers with a track record of positive client feedback, Genlighten will set any payout delay at the minimum amount possible, usually 1-2 days.

Providers can pay out their accumulated account balance by using the Account/Provider Payout page.

Our Payment Service may ask us to obtain specific business information from Research Providers in order to enable payout of client funds received and to protect against fraud. This information may include, but is not limited to, Business Name, Business Address, Business Tax Identification Number, as well as personal data for key individuals involved in running the business.

Errors in your provider account balance or in payment distributions

If you believe the provider account balance displayed by the Provider administration page to be in error, or if you suspect an error in any payment distribution transactions related to your account, you should contact Genlighten promptly at support@genlighten.com.

We will not be liable if we are not able to complete a transaction for any reason, including, but not limited to:

  • If circumstances beyond our control (such as, but not limited to, power outages, fire, flood, mechanical or systems failure) prevent the proper execution of the transaction, despite reasonable precautions we have taken;
  • If your transaction is intercepted by legal process or other encumbrances restricting transfer, or your participation in the Website has been terminated or suspended for security purposes;
  • If we are unable to confirm your identity or have reason to believe that the transfer requested is unauthorized; or
  • If you have not provided us with correct, current and complete payment, payout or business information.
Provider Plan Subscriptions

Research Providers must select a Provider Plan Subscription before they can be approved to offer research services on Genlighten. The various Provider Plans offer providers specific project management features, promotional options, research tools, analytics data, etc.. Each plan has a project commission rate associated with it. Some plans carry a monthly fee.

When a Provider accepts a project request from a Client, the commission rate in effect for that project is the rate associated with the Plan to which the Provider is currently subscribed.

Fees for the Provider Plans are automatically billed to the payment method specified by the Provider on the Account page. Should an automatic payment fail, Genlighten will notify the Provider and attempt to re-issue the charge. If after a reasonable number of attempts the payment continues to fail, the Provider Plan Subscription may be reset to a plan with no monthly fee but with a higher commission rate. Providers can switch between plans, or cancel their Provider Account, by visiting the Account/Provider Plan page.

7. Privacy and Security

You confirm that you have read, understood and agree to the Genlighten Privacy and Security Policy, the terms of which are incorporated herein, and agree that the terms of such policy are reasonable and satisfactory to you. You consent to the use of your personal information by Genlighten and / or its third party providers in accordance with the terms of and for the purposes set forth in the Genlighten Privacy and Security Policy.

Your information is stored on our servers located in the United States. We treat data as an asset that must be protected and use tools (encryption, passwords, physical security, etc.) to protect your personal information against unauthorized access and disclosure. However, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, and other users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the Website. Therefore, while we work very hard to protect your privacy, we can not promise that your personal information or private communications will always remain private. Genlighten will not be responsible for any actual or consequential damages that result from a lapse in compliance with the Genlighten Privacy Policy because of a security breach or technical malfunction.

8. Third-Party Web Sites, Products and Services

The Genlighten Website provides referrals and links to other Internet sites. The mention of another party or its product and/or services on this Website should not be construed as an endorsement of that party by Genlighten unless otherwise stated. Genlighten is not responsible for the content or practices of third-party sites that may be linked to from our Website.

9. Service Marks

GENLIGHTEN and GENLIGHTEN.COM are official service marks of Enlightened Research, LLC. Other names, words, titles, phrases, logos, designs, graphics, icons and trademarks displayed on the Website may constitute registered or unregistered trademarks of Genlighten or third parties. While certain trademarks of third parties may be used by Genlighten under license, the display of third-party trademarks on the Website should not be taken to imply any relationship or license between Genlighten and the owner of said trademark or to imply that Genlighten endorses the wares, services or business of the owner of said trademark. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting you any license or right to use any trademark logo or design of Genlighten or any third party, without the written permission of Genlighten or the respective owner of any third-party trademark.

10. Indemnification; Governing Law; Termination; Limitation of Liability

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold Genlighten, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, or their respective successors and assigns harmeless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable accounting and attorneys’ fees as a result of your breach of this agreement or (the documents referenced herein), your violation of any law or the rights of a third party, or your use of the Genlighten website.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

By accessing or using Genlighten, you agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, the Website and/or the Content shall be governed by the laws of Illinois. You agree and hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of Illinois courts with respect to such matters.

Termination

Genlighten may at any time, without notice, in its sole discretion and without cause, terminate your right to access or use the Website, (or any portion thereof). Genlighten may also terminate your right to access and use the Website, or any part of the Website, if you breach any term or condition of this Agreement.

Limitation of Liability

SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL GENLIGHTEN, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES IN THE NATURE OF OR RELATING TO LOST BUSINESS, LOST SAVINGS, LOST DATA AND/OR LOST PROFITS, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE AND WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT (INCLUDING FUNDAMENTAL BREACH), TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION SHALL APPLY EVEN IF GENLIGHTEN KNEW OF OR OUGHT TO HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

GENLIGHTEN, ITS OFFICERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, EMPLOYEES, AND AFFILIATES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR INAPPROPRIATE, DEFAMATORY, OR MALICIOUS CONTENT POSTED ON THE WEBSITE, AND, PURSUANT TO SECTION 230 OF THE COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT, RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EDIT OR DELETE SUCH CONTENT, OR REMOVE REGISTRATION PRIVILEGES OF THOSE WHO POST SUCH CONTENT.

11. General Release

BECAUSE GENLIGHTEN IS NOT DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN CLIENTS AND RESEARCH PROVIDERS, YOU HEREBY RELEASE GENLIGHTEN AND ITS AFFILIATES (AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, AND REPRESENTATIVES) FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMAND, AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND OTHERWISE) OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN ONE OR MORE CLIENTS OR RESEARCH PROVIDERS.

12. Disclaimer of Warranties

THE WEBSITE AND ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED AS IS. BY ACCESSING AND USING THE WEBSITE YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. GENLIGHTEN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY (I) THAT THE WEBSITE AND/OR CONTENT WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, SUITABLE OR TIMELY; (II) THAT ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION, DATA, SOFTWARE, PRODUCT OR SERVICE CONTAINED IN OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY OR FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (III) THAT THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE; (IV) THAT DEFECTS OR ERRORS IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE CORRECTED; (V) THAT THE WEBSITE WILL BE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS; AND (VI) THAT COMMUNICATIONS TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE WILL BE SECURE OR NOT INTERCEPTED.

GENLIGHTEN, ITS OFFICERS, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, EMPLOYEES, AND AFFILIATES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE CONTENT POSTED ON THE WEBSITE OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE GENLIGHTEN SERVICES, WHETHER CAUSED BY USERS OF THE WEBSITE, LOOKUP PROVIDERS, ADVERTISERS OR CORPORATE PARTNERS, OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE OR GENLIGHTEN SERVICE.

13. General

Entire Agreement

This Agreement and the general terms and conditions of the Genlighten Website, constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supercede and cancel all prior and contemporaneous agreements, claims, representations, and understandings of the parties in connection with the subject matter hereof. This Agreement is not intended to create a partnership, joint venture, or agency relationship between the parties. Except for any agreements with Genlighten that expressly reference this Agreement, this is the entire agreement between you and Genlighten relating to the matters contained herein.

Assignment

You may not assign this Agreement without our prior written consent. We may assign this Agreement at any time, without notice. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement will be binding on each party’s successors and permitted assigns.

Severability

If any term or provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, it shall be severed and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force without being invalidated in any way.

No Waiver

Any consent by Genlighten to, or waiver of, a breach of this Agreement which you have committed, whether express or implied, shall not constitute a consent to, or waiver of, any other, different or subsequent breach.

Last Updated on 8 April, 2017.