Last Updated: February 4th, 2022
Welcome to the Acelab, Inc. (“Acelab", “we”, or “us”) website, application and proprietary software platform that connects architects, construction companies and real estate developers with building and construction material suppliers and distributors (collectively, the “Service”). The Service enables visitors and registered users, whether suppliers or buyers (“Users,” “you” or “your”) to access and connect with other suppliers, buyers or other users.
Acelab may modify the Terms from time to time and each modification will be effective when it is posted on the Service. We will notify you of substantive modifications to these Terms the first time you access the Service following any such modification, and you agree to be bound to any changes to the Terms through your continued use of the Service.
Each User hereby warrants that the User is either (a) an authorized employee, director, officer, agent or assign of a legitimate legal entity, or (b) an individual either more than 18 years of age, and User is fully able and competent to enter into the Terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms, and to abide by and comply with these Terms. In any case, the User affirms to be over the age of 13, as the Services are not intended for children under 13.
Creating an Account
You do not need an account to access our publicly-facing platform.
If you are a building and construction materials supplier wishing to make your products available on the Service, you must first create an account by following the prompts on our platform (your “Account”). To complete your account, we ask you to provide certain personal information such as your Company name, website, email address, other business contact information, and a brief description of your business services.
If you are an architect, construction company or real estate developer, you have the option to create an Account by following the prompts on our platform. Your Account enables you to access certain product details and specifications and may be upgraded to a tiered subscription-based model depending on your choice.
Whether you are a supplier or buyer, you are responsible for ensuring that any personal information you provide is accurate and up to date. Acelab reserves the right to verify the accuracy of the information you provide at any time. You are responsible for creating a username and a secure password and protecting your Account from unauthorized access. You agree to notify Acelab immediately if you believe your user identification, password or other identifying information has been lost, stolen or otherwise compromised. You will be held responsible for any activity that occurs under your Account.
Once you have an Account, you may adjust your profile settings and start your subscription process with us.
Subscriptions and other Fees
A basic level of the Service is available to visitors and users at no cost. However, we may from time to time offer a tiered subscription model for upgraded or premium services, at the rates set forth on our website. Subscriptions and other payments are processed through our third-party payment processor, who has its own separate terms and conditions.
You are responsible for any fees charged by your internet service provider or mobile carrier for using the Service, including, but not limited to data fees.
Guidelines, Rights and Remedies
Content Ownership and License to Use
The User acknowledges and agrees that:
(a) all video, images, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, messages or other materials User uploads, collects, communicates or transmits using the Services (“Content”) are the sole responsibility of the User;
(b) the User owns or has the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorizes Acelab to use all copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents and other intellectual property or proprietary rights in and to any and all Content User creates or uploads in accordance with these Terms;
(c) the User has the necessary consent, release and /or permission of each identifiable individual person in the Content to use the presence and likeness of each such individual in the Content in the manner contemplated by these Terms.
You acknowledge that any Content you upload may be visible to other registered Users of Acelab as necessary for us to provide the Services. Acelab reserves the right to purge Content from its databases at any time and from time to time without notice in accordance with its document retention policies. In addition, Acelab may disable User’s account and access to use the Services and Acelab may recover from the User any losses, damages, costs or expenses incurred by Acelab resulting from or arising out of User’s non-compliance with any provision of this Agreement.
By submitting ideas, suggestions, documents, and/or proposals ("Contributions") to Acelab through its suggestion or feedback webpages, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information; (b) Acelab is not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Contributions; (c) Acelab shall be entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide; (d) Acelab may have something similar to the Contributions already under consideration or in development; (e) your Contributions automatically become the property of Acelab without any obligation of Acelab to you; and (f) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from Acelab under any circumstances.
Permitted Use of the Service
You agree not to copy materials on the Service, reverse engineer or break into the site, or use materials, products or services in violation of any law. The use of this website is at the discretion of Acelab and we may terminate your use of the Service at any time.
You will be held solely responsible for your conduct on and use of the Service. You agree that you will not use or attempt to use this Service for any purpose other than to post, view, respond or otherwise connect with construction materials suppliers or buyers, as the case may be; you may not (and may not allow any third party to) use or attempt to use this Service or upload, download, post, submit or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of content on or through the Service for any purpose:
- that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any other person or entity, or violates any law or contract,
- that is any way unlawful or prohibited, or that is harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, deceptive, fraudulent, offensive, obscene, profane, or otherwise destructive to anyone or their privacy or property,
- that transmits any unauthorized or unsolicited advertisements, solicitations, schemes, spam, flooding, or other unsolicited spam or bulk e-mail (including without limited postings to third party social media services which are linked to the Service) or unsolicited commercial communications,
- that transmits any harmful or disabling computer codes, files, programs or viruses,
- that harvests e-mail addresses or personally identifiable information from Acelab,
- that interferes with our network services or the proper working of the Service or activities conducted on the Service,
- that uses manual or automated software or other processes to “scrape”, “crawl”, “spider”, index or in any non-transitory manner store or cache information obtained from any page of the Service,
- that attempts to gain unauthorized access to our Service including bypassing measured we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Service),
- that suggests an express or implied affiliation with Acelab (without the express written permission of Acelab) or that impersonates any person or entity including an employee or representative of Acelab,
- that impairs or limits our ability to operate this Service or any other person’s ability to access and use this Service.
Acelab reserves the right at all times and for any reason or for no reason at all, in its sole discretion and without notice to you, to deny your access to and use of this Service.
Intellectual Property Rights
Acelab does not own any data or information that you submit in the course of creating your Account or any Content that is provided by you or collected from your use of the Service.
We or our licensors own and retain all proprietary rights in the Service. Neither the Service nor any portion of the Service may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Acelab, unless it is in the public domain. You may not (directly or indirectly) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Service, or modify, translate or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Service. Any modification of content, or any portion thereof, or use of the content for any other purpose constitutes an infringement of trademark or other proprietary rights of Acelab or our third-party service providers, and any unauthorized use terminates the permission to use the Service granted by Acelab.
Except for the Content, all content made available by Acelab to you on the Service, such as report formats, text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Acelab or its content/software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. All software used on our website and platform is the property of Acelab or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
Linking to Third Party Websites
For your convenience and in addition to the connections we facilitate between construction material buyers and sellers, the Service may provide links to products or services offered on other websites or applications. Unless expressly stated otherwise, Acelab does not endorse, approve, sponsor or control, and we are not in any way responsible for, any of the content, services, calculations, information, products or materials available at or through any websites to which this Service may provide a link. By using the Service, you acknowledge and agree that Acelab will not be responsible or liable to you or any other person for any damages or claims that might result from your use of such content, services, calculation, information, products or materials. You should carefully review each website’s privacy statements and conditions of use to understand your rights and responsibilities.
You agree to indemnify and hold Acelab, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your account, use of the Service, or violation of the Terms. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and your use of the Service.
Disclaimer & Limitation of Liability
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MESSAGING OR CHAT FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SERVICE (“MESSAGE”), ACELAB DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER LOSS ARISING FROM RELIANCE ON THE CONTENTS OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN SUCH MESSAGE.
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS, ACELAB MAKES NO FURTHER REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. ACELAB EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDITION, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, DESIGN, OPERATION OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE SERVICE. FOR AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, THE DISCLAIMERS SET FORTH HEREIN DO NOT LIMIT ANY COVENANT, REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY MADE BY ACELAB IN THIS AGREEMENT. YOU AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL ACELAB BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICE, EVEN IF PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF ACELAB TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED THE AMOUNTS PAID BY YOU TO ACELAB IN THE IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING TWELVE-MONTH PERIOD.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
Acelab may terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Service, for any reason, including without limitation your breach of these Terms. In the event these Terms are terminated, the representations and warranties, indemnities, and limitations of liabilities set forth in these Terms will survive termination.
Jurisdiction & Severability
Acelab operates the Service from its offices within the United States. The Services are designed for Users within the United States, and Acelab makes no representations that content and materials on the Service are legal or appropriate for use from outside the United States. If you choose to access the Service from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with any and all local laws. You may not use the Service in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations.
These Terms are not assignable, transferable, or sublicensable by you except with Acelab’s prior written consent. Acelab may assign, transfer, or delegate any of its rights and obligations hereunder without consent.
These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of The State of New York without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. Any action brought against Acelab to enforce these Terms or matters related to the Service will be brought in either the state courts or, if there is exclusive federal jurisdiction, the federal courts of New York County, New York. Any claim or cause of action you have with respect to use of the Service must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim arises. In any action or proceeding to enforce rights under the Terms, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover costs and attorneys' fees.
If any provision of these Terms is deemed void, unlawful, or otherwise unenforceable for any reason, that provision will be severed from these Terms and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in force. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Acelab concerning your use of the Service.
AIA CES Provider Statement
Acelab Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number . All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES (firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).
This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
How To Contact Us
Should you have any questions these Terms, please contact us at email@example.com.