Terms of Use

Terms of Use

SONS Auto Group (together with all its dealerships, "SONS") operates warm, welcoming auto dealerships for our customers in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

1.                   Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

These Terms of Use (together with our posted Privacy Policy[MHF1] , the "Terms"), govern use of our dealership websites and related services we offer (collectively, the "Services"), and your use of the Services signifies your consent to the Terms. You may not use the Services if you decline or violate these Terms.  We may make improvements or changes to the Services or Terms, add new features, or terminate the Services at any time without notice.  We may also, in our sole discretion, restrict, suspend, or terminate access to all or any part of the Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability. Please see Sections 8- REF _Ref43163476
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2.                   Your Information

Personal information collected by us in connection with the Services will be maintained in accordance with our posted Privacy Policy. 

Please exercise caution, good sense, and sound judgment in using the Services. You are responsible for any material and information that you provide to us through the Services, including information, ideas, suggestions, and other materials that you post, submit, publish, display, or transmit ("User Content"). You agree, represent, and warrant that any User Content that you provide to us is truthful, accurate, not misleading, and offered in good faith, and that you have the right to provide it to us. Do not send any confidential information to us through the Services unless specifically requested or where we indicate it will be kept confidentially.

Subject to our Privacy Policy, except as may be otherwise agreed-upon between you and us in writing, by submitting User Content through the Services, you grant us (or warrant that the owner of such User Content has granted to us) a non-exclusive fully-paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, perpetual, irrevocable, and unrestricted worldwide right and license to use, reproduce, display, modify, adapt, publish, translate, transmit and distribute or otherwise disclose to others such User Content (in whole or in part). You also agree that we are free to use any feedback, corrections, ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques that you provide to us (collectively, "Feedback") for any purpose and you waive all rights therein.

You represent and warrant that: (i) all of your User Content complies with these Terms; (ii) you understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Content that you submit or contribute, and you, not us, have full responsibility for it, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness; and (iii) we are not responsible or liable to any third party for the privacy, content or accuracy of any User Content posted by you or any other user of the Services. We will not be liable to you or third-party beneficiaries for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Services, or the loss of any User Content.

If you create and use an account to access certain portions of the Services (an "Account"), you must provide complete and accurate information about yourself. You may not impersonate someone else, and you may not sell, transfer, license, or assign your credentials, Account, or any account rights. You must notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account by emailing us as directed in the Contact section below.

3.                   Reporting Infringement or Other Violations

We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and we prohibit users of our Services from submitting, uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting any materials that violate another person's intellectual property rights or these Terms. You can report allegations of copyright infringement or any other issues to us via the contact information provided at the end of these Terms.

 

4.                   Our Intellectual Property Rights

SONS (with its licensors) own all electronic content, functionality, features, applications and User Content (collectively, "Materials") available through the Services, including the learning management system, visual interfaces, interactive features, graphics, scripts, photo, sounds, music, videos, design, compilation, computer code, products, software, text, usage data, system logs, and all other elements and components of the Services, excluding User Content.  SONS (with its licensors) own the copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, and other intellectual and proprietary rights throughout the world associated with the Services, which are protected by applicable intellectual and proprietary rights and laws. You may not modify, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works or adaptations of, publicly display or in any way exploit any of the Materials in whole or in part except as expressly authorized by us or the applicable licensor. Except as expressly and unambiguously provided herein, we do not grant you any express or implied rights.

Subject to your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms, you are hereby granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Services and Materials for lawful purposes in accordance with these Terms, our Privacy Policy, and any other applicable agreement between you and us.  When using these Services and Materials, you must: (i) keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices; (ii) use them pursuant to any licenses associated with them (iii) not copy or post them on any networked computer or broadcast them in any media, except to reference them through social media or by email (although we may revoke such permission at any time); (iv) make no modifications to them; and (v) not make any additional representations or warranties relating to them. You may not circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Services or other features that restrict use or copying of any Materials.

Except as provided above, you may not use our name nor any misspelling or typographical variation of any of our trademarks, trade dress, or other branded elements, whether alone or in conjunction with any other word or phrase, trademarks, or service marks in any manner (including use in any metatags or any other "hidden text") without our prior written consent. Any violation of the foregoing will terminate the permission and license granted by us to access and make use of the Services.

5.                   Prohibited Actions

You agree not to: (a) decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, modify, reduce the Services to human readable form or create derivative works based upon the Services or any part thereof; (b) disable any licensing or control features of the Services; (c) introduce into the Services any virus or other code or routine intended to disrupt or damage the Services, or alter, damage or delete any Materials , or retrieve or record information about the Services or its users; (d) merge the Services or Materials with another program or create derivative works based on the Services or Materials; (e) remove, obscure, or alter any notice of the copyright or other proprietary legends on the Services or Materials; (f) sublicense, assign, translate, rent, lease, lend, resell for profit, distribute or otherwise assign or transfer the Materials or access to the Services to others; (g) use, or allow the use of, the Services or the Materials in violation of any applicable laws or regulations; (h) otherwise act in a fraudulent, illegal, misleading, malicious or negligent manner when using the Services; (i) post violent, defamatory, indecent, sexually explicit, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful or other inappropriate photos or other content, including any posts intended for defaming, stalking, bullying, abusing, harassing, threatening, impersonating, harming, impersonating or intimidating people or entities; or (j) create, solicit, transmit, or procure the sending of, any unwanted, unsolicited or harassing comments or communications, including advertising or promotional material, without our prior written consent, including any "junk mail," "chain letter," "spam" or any other similar solicitation. You may not access or use the Services by means of any automated program, expert system, electronic agent or "bot," and shall not give any other person or entity unauthorized access to the Services. You are prohibited from "scraping," copying, republishing, licensing, or selling the data or information on the Services if you do so for commercial purposes. We may pursue legal action and/or notify law enforcement for any such violations.

 

6.                   Links to Other Websites

We may provide through the Services, solely as a convenience to users, links to websites operated by other entities. If you visit any linked website, then you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. We do not make any warranty or representation regarding, or endorse or otherwise sponsor, any linked website or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. Links do not imply that we are legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo, or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links; or that any linked website is authorized to use our trademarks, trade names, logos, or copyright symbols. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIRD PARTY WEBSITE AND RESOURCES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, DATA, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH WEBSITES AND RESOURCES, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLICABLE TO SUCH SITES AND RESOURCES.

7.                   Social Media or other Integrations

We may maintain a presence on social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, (collectively, "Social Media Platforms") to provide a place for people to learn more about us and to share experiences with our Services. All comments, visuals, and other materials posted by visitors to our Social Media Platforms do not necessarily reflect our opinions or ideas. All use of the Social Media Platforms must comply with the respective Social Media Platform's terms of use. We may review some but not all postings to our accounts on Social Media Platforms, and we may remove postings in our discretion, such as when we determine they are inappropriate or offensive. We may also integrate Social Media Platforms, video streaming services or other third party services in our Services, where indicated, and such functionality may be subject to those third parties' terms and conditions.

8.                   Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability

ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES, OR ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE SERVICES, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" FOR YOUR USE. ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE AND THE OTHER ENTITIES FROM WHOM WE OBTAIN CONTENT DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SERVICES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR RISK. Because some jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion of certain warranties, some of these exclusions may not apply to you.

WE AND OUR SERVICE PROVIDERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OWNERS, AND AGENTS (COLLECTIVELY, "RELEASEES") WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, THEIR MATERIALS OR LINKS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DEFECTS, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE FAILURE. RELEASEES WILL ALSO NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. RELEASEES SHALL NOT HAVE ANY LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ACTS, OMISSIONS, OR CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR OTHER THIRD PARTY.

BY ACCESSING THE SERVICES, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."

The provisions in these Terms are intended to be only as broad and inclusive as is permitted by applicable law. We reserve all rights, defenses, and permissible limitations under applicable law.

9.                   Indemnification

You agree that you will be responsible for any damages resulting from your violation of these Terms. You further agree to indemnify and hold us, and our owners, affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees, contributors, and partners harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of: (i) your breach of these Terms; (ii) your activities in connection with the Services, including any violation of any law or the rights of any third party that occurs in connection with your of the Services; or (iii) User Content or other information that you provided to us through the services.

10.               Jurisdictional Issues; Governing Law; Arbitration and Class Action Waiver

You agree that the laws of the State of Georgia and the United States of America will govern any dispute in connection with the Services, including with these Terms. Excluding claims for injunctive or other equitable relief, for claims related to the Services or any dispute or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms, including without limitation, any and all disputes, claims (whether in tort, contract, statutory or otherwise) or disagreements concerning the existence, breach, interpretation, application or termination of these Terms, shall be resolved by final and binding arbitration in accordance with the JAMS Inc. Comprehensive Arbitration Rules & Procedures then in effect. The arbitration shall take place in the State of Georgia (or your place of residence where required by JAMS) or at the option of the party seeking relief, online, by telephone, online, or via written submissions alone, and be administered by JAMS. The decision of the arbitrator will be final and binding on the parties. Judgment on any award(s) rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Nothing in this section shall prevent either party from seeking immediate injunctive relief from any court of competent jurisdiction, and any such request shall not be deemed incompatible with the agreement to arbitrate or a waiver of the right to arbitrate. The parties undertake to keep confidential all awards in their arbitration, together with all confidential information, all materials in the proceedings created for the purpose of the arbitration and all other documents produced by the other party in the proceedings and not otherwise in the public domain, save and to the extent that disclosure may be required of a party by legal duty, to protect or pursue a legal right or to enforce or challenge an award in legal proceedings before a court or other judicial authority. You also agree that in the event of any action to enforce or interpret these Terms, the prevailing party shall be entitled to collect its reasonable attorney fees.

EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT EACH PARTY TO A DISPUTE HEREUNDER MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION. Unless both you and we agree, no arbitrator or judge may consolidate more than one person's claims or otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.

11.               Services Controlled from the United States

The Services are controlled and operated by us from our offices within the United States of America. We make no representation that the Materials or Services are appropriate, lawful, or available for use in other locations. Those who access the Services from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

12.               Entire Agreement; Severability

You acknowledge that you have read and understood and agree to be bound by these Terms. You further agree that these Terms (including our posted Privacy Policy) constitute the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between you and us relating to this subject matter, and supersedes all prior agreements oral or written, and any other communications relating to the subject matter of these Terms. In the event that a court or other decision maker of competent jurisdiction finds any portion of these Terms unenforceable, that portion shall not be effective and the remainder of the agreement shall remain effective.

13.               Miscellaneous

We and you are independent entities, and nothing in these Terms, or via use of the Services, will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between us and you. Any rights and licenses granted under these Terms may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by us without restriction. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

14.               Contact Information

If you have questions about our Services or these Terms, please direct it to your dealership via the contact information posted at https://www.sonsautogroup.com/contact-us/.

These Terms were last updated on November [XX][MHF2] , 2020.


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