Site Usage Terms and Conditions
This Site is owned and operated by Carlson Hotels, Inc. ("Carlson Hotels"). Carlson Hotels may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued use of this Site will mean you accept those changes, and you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations. The materials provided on this Site are protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States copyright laws and international treaties. Additional terms and conditions apply to Carlson Hotel reservations.
Use of Site
You may not, without Carlson Hotels' written permission, "mirror" any Contents contained in this Site or any other server. You may not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site through hacking, password mining or any other means. Carlson Hotels reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site, or any portion thereof, at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all, without prior notice or any notice.
If, at our request, you send certain specific submissions, or, despite our request, you send us creative suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, or other information (collectively, the "Submissions"), the Submissions shall be deemed, and shall remain, our property. Carlson Hotels may treat the Submissions as non-confidential information and shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submissions. Without limitation of the foregoing, Carlson Hotels shall exclusively own all now known or hereafter existing rights to the Submissions of every kind and nature throughout the universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation or obiligation to the provider of the Submissions.
Except as provided under Idea Submissions (above), Carlson Hotels does not claim ownership of any information or material a user provides to Carlson Hotels or posts, uploads, input, submits, or transmits to this Site (each a "Communication"). You agree that you will not make any Communication that is, in whole or in part, libelous; scandalous; inflammatory; discriminatory; defamatory; false; threatening; vulgar; obscene; pornographic; profane; abusive; harassing; invasive of another's privacy; hateful or bashing; aimed at gender, race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, religious views, or disability; in violation of local, state, national, or international law; or that infringes on, or violated, any right of any party. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (a) make any Communication that is an advertisement or solicitation of business; (b) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or make a Communication unrelated to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear the discussion is free-form); (c) post a chain letter or pyramid scheme; impersonate another person; (d) distribute viruses or other harmful computer code; (e) harvest or otherwise collects information about others, including email addresses, without their consent; (f) post the same note more than once or "spamming"; or (g) engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or which, in the judgment of Carlson Hotels, exposes Carlson Hotels or any of its licensors, partners, or customers to any liability or detriment of any type.
By making a Communication, you agree that such Communication is non-confidential, non-proprietary, and may be disseminated or used by Carlson Hotels. If you make a Communication, you automatically grant - or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted - Carlson Hotels a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the Communication in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Carlson Hotels is not required to use any Communication.
You are solely responsible for your Communication, the consequences of making a Communication, and your reliance on any Communications. Carlson Hotels is not responsible for the consequences of any Communication. Carlson Hotels is not responsible for screening or monitoring Communications made to this Site by users. If notified by a user of a Communication allegedly in violation of these Terms and Conditions, Carlson Hotels may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and its sole discretion whether to remove such Communication. Carlson Hotels will have no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities.
Carlson Hotels reserves the right (but is not obligated) to (a) record the dialogue on the Site; (b) investigate an allegation that a Communication does not comply with these Terms and Conditions and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the Communication; (c) remove Communications which are abusive, illegal, disruptive, or outdated, or otherwise fail to comply with these Terms and Conditions; (d) terminate a user's access to any or all parts of the Site upon any breach of these Terms and Conditions or the law; (e) monitor, edit, or disclose any Communication; or (f) edit or delete any Communication posted on the Site, regardless of whether such Communication violates these Terms and Conditions.
Liability of Carlson Hotels and Its Licensors and Partners
THE CONTENTS IN THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, CARLSON HOTELS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CARLSON HOTELS DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIAL WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. CARLSON HOTELS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF OR THE RESULT OF THE USE OF THE CONTENTS IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT CARLSON HOTELS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Notice and Take Down Procedures
1. Identification of the copyrighted work that you believe to be infringed. Please describe the work, and where possible include a copy or the location (e.g., URL) of an authorized version of the work.
2. Identification of the Submission that you believe to be infringing and its location. Please describe the Submission, and provide us with its URL or any other pertinent information that will allow us to locate the Submission.
3. Your name, address, telephone number, and (if available) email address.
4. A statement that you have a good faith belief that the complained of use of the work is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
5. A statement that the information you supplied is accurate, and indicating that "under penalty of perjury," you are the copyright owner or authorized representative.
6. A signature or the electronic equivalent from the copyright holder or authorized representative.
Our address and contact information for copyright issues relating to this Site are as follows:
In an effort to protect the rights of copyright owners, Carlson Hotels maintains a policy for the termination, in appropriate circumstances, of users of this Site who are repeat infringers.
Version 4.0/September 2014