Terms & Conditions

These are the general terms of use. For terms and conditions regarding the uploading of work, please read the Visualization Submission Agreement.

This Web site is owned by General Electric Company ("GE") and operated by Seed Media Group, LLC (“Seed”). Throughout the site, the terms "we," "us" and "our" refer collectively to GE and Seed. We offer this Web site, including all information, tools and services available from this site, to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all the terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here. Your use of this site constitutes your agreement to these Terms of Use.

Accuracy, Completeness and Timeliness of Information on This Site

We are not responsible if information made available on this site is not accurate, complete or current. The material on this site is provided for general information only and should not be relied upon or used as the sole basis for making decisions without consulting primary, more accurate, more complete or more timely sources of information. Any reliance on the material on this site is at your own risk. This site may contain certain historical information. Historical information necessarily is not current and is provided for your reference only. We reserve the right to modify the contents of this site at any time, but we have no obligation to update any information on the site. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor changes to the site.

Where data or visual representations of data (“Visualizations”) that are provided on the site relate to health or the healthcare industry, you acknowledge and agree that such data and Visualizations are strictly for informational purposes and must not be construed as rendering a medical opinion or medical advice by either General Electric or Seed. You agree to consult a qualified healthcare professional whenever evaluating your own health or that of any other person.

Where data or Visualizations that are provided on the site relate to any third party company, you acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for evaluating the accuracy and completeness of the same, and you agree not to make any investment or financial decision based upon any data or Visualization without obtaining independent verification of the facts on which you intend to base your decision and consulting a professional financial advisor.

Use of Materials on the Site

Unless otherwise indicated (such as for Visualizations that others have uploaded), all content on this site is the exclusive property of and owned by GE or Seed, or their licensors or content providers and is protected by copyright, trademark and other applicable laws. You may access, copy, download and print the material contained on the site for your personal and non-commercial use, provided you do not modify or delete any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notice that appears on the material you access, copy, download or print. Any other use of content on the site, including but not limited to the modification, distribution, transmission, performance, broadcast, publication, uploading, licensing, reverse engineering, transfer or sale of, or the creation of derivative works from, any material, information, software, products or services obtained from the site, or use of the site for purposes competitive to GE or Seed, is expressly prohibited. You agree to abide by all additional restrictions displayed on the site as it may be updated from time to time. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any person's registration for this site, remove any person from this site or prohibit any person from using this site for any reason whatsoever. We, or our licensors or content providers, retain full and complete title to the material provided on the site (except for data or visualizations provided by third parties, as appropriate), including all associated intellectual property rights, and provide this material to you under a license that is revocable at any time in our sole discretion. We neither warrant nor represent that your use of materials on this site will not infringe rights of third parties not affiliated with us.

You may not use contact information provided on the site for unauthorized purposes, including marketing. You may not use any hardware or software intended to damage or interfere with the proper working of the site or to surreptitiously intercept any system, data or personal information from the site. You agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of the site in any way. We reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to limit or terminate your access to or use of the site at any time without notice. Termination of your access or use will not waive or affect any other right or relief to which we may be entitled at law or in equity.

Materials You Submit

You acknowledge that you are responsible for any material you may submit via the site, including the legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality and copyright of any such material. You may not upload to, distribute or otherwise publish through this site any content that (i) is confidential, proprietary, false, fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, infringing on intellectual property rights, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable; (ii) may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law; or (iii) may contain software viruses, political campaigning, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false email address or other identifying information, impersonate any person or entity or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any content. You may not upload commercial content onto the site.

Additionally, you shall not: (i) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (ii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Service).

Furthermore, you shall not, whether directly or indirectly: (i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempts to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Site, except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction, (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Site, except to the extent explicitly permitted on the Site; or (iii) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any or the rights that you receive hereunder, except to the extent explicitly permitted on the Site.

You shall abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations.

You acknowledge and agree that any visualization that you upload to the site subject to the terms of the Visualization Submission Agreement, which are hereby incorporated as part of these Terms of Use.

When you submit material other than a Visualization, you grant us and our affiliates an unrestricted, nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute and display such material throughout the world in any media. You further agree that we are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how that you or individuals acting on your behalf provide to us. You grant us and our affiliates the right to use the name you submit in connection with such material, if we so choose. All personal information provided via this site will be handled in accordance with the site's online Privacy Policy. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all the rights to the content you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate any provision herein and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify us for all claims resulting from content you supply.

We reserve the right to monitor and/or review all materials posted by any users. But we do not have an obligation to monitor or review such materials, and we are not responsible for the content of materials posted by users. You agree that any opinions, statements or other material posted or otherwise disseminated on or through the Site are owned by the submitters and do not necessarily represent the opinion or policy of GE, Seed, or their affiliates. We may remove any materials that you submit at any time and for any reason, or for no reason at all, without any obligation to notify you and without liability to you. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or government request.

Except where required as part of your registration to use the site, we urge you not to submit any sensitive or confidential information or any personally identifiable information, including your home and/or business telephone number(s), email address(es), or the address of your residence or place of business. Any posting of confidential information or personally identifiable information is done at your own risk.

 

Conduct on the Site

Some features that may be available on this site require registration. As part of registration, you must select a screen name that may be visible to other users. By registering at and in consideration of your use of the site you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself. You agree not to (i) select or use as a Screen Name the name of another person with the intent of impersonating that person; (ii) select or use a Screen Name that falsely implies any connection to GE, Seed or any of our affiliates; or (iii) use a Screen Name that is offensive, vulgar or obscene. We reserve the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a Screen Name in our sole discretion without notice to you.

Some features on this site require use of a password. You are responsible for protecting your password. You agree that you will be responsible for any and all statements made, and acts or omissions that occur, through the use of your password. If you have any reason to believe or become aware of any loss, theft or unauthorized use of your password, notify us immediately. We may assume that any communications we receive under your password have been made by you unless we receive notice otherwise.

You or third parties acting on your behalf are not allowed to frame this site or use our proprietary marks as meta tags, without our written consent. These marks include, but are not limited to, SEED, SEED MAGAZINE, SEED VISUALIZATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC, GE, GE Monogram, ECOMAGINATION, IMAGINATION AT WORK and HEALTHYMAGINATION. You may not use frames or utilize framing techniques or technology to enclose any content included on the site without our express written consent. Further, you may not utilize any site content in any meta tags or any other "hidden text" techniques or technologies without our express written consent.

Links

This site may contain links to other Web sites, some of which are operated by us or our affiliates and others of which are operated by third parties. These links are provided as a convenience to you and as an additional avenue of access to the information contained therein. We have not necessarily reviewed all the information on those other sites and are not responsible for the content of those or any other sites or any products or services that may be offered through those or any other sites. Inclusion of links to other sites should not be viewed as an endorsement of the content of linked sites. Different terms and conditions may apply to your use of any linked sites. We are not responsible for any losses, damages or other liabilities incurred as a result of your use of any linked sites.

Trademarks and Copyrights

Trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on this site are registered and unregistered trademarks of Seed Media Group, General Electric Company, our licensors or content providers, or other third parties. All of these trademarks, logos and service marks are the property of their respective owners. Nothing on this site shall be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, logo or service mark displayed on the site without the owner's prior written permission, except as otherwise described herein. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the site and its content. This site and all of its content, including but not limited to text, design, graphics, interfaces and code, and the selection and arrangement thereof, is protected as a compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries.

In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts are marks of Seed that may not be copied, imitated or otherwise used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Seed.

Infringement Notice

We respect the intellectual property rights of others and request that you do the same. You are hereby informed that we have adopted and reasonably implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of subscribers and account holders of our system or network who are repeat copyright infringers. If you believe your copyright or the copyright of a person on whose behalf you are authorized to act has been infringed, you may notify our copyright agent:

Sean Merrill
Counsel-Trademarks
GE
(203) 373-3000
trademark@corporate.ge.com

To be effective, your notification must (i) be in writing, (ii) be provided to our copyright agent, and (iii) include substantially the following:

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;

Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;

Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;

A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

We are under no obligation to post, forward, transmit, distribute or otherwise provide any material available on this site, including material you provide to us, and so we have an absolute right to remove any material from the site in our sole discretion at any time.

 

DISCLAIMERS

YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO RESTRICT OR TERMINATE YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE OR ANY FEATURE OR PART THEREOF AT ANY TIME. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MATERIALS ON THE SITE ARE NONINFRINGING, AS WELL AS WARRANTIES IMPLIED FROM A COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR COURSE OF DEALING; THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT THE SITE WILL BE SECURE; THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SITE AVAILABLE WILL BE VIRUS-FREE; OR THAT INFORMATION ON THE SITE WILL BE COMPLETE, ACCURATE OR TIMELY. IF YOU DOWNLOAD ANY MATERIALS FROM THIS SITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIALS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, USEFULNESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.

IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS, THE LAW MAY NOT PERMIT THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY INFORMATION YOU SEND OR RECEIVE DURING YOUR USE OF THE SITE MAY NOT BE SECURE AND MAY BE INTERCEPTED BY UNAUTHORIZED PARTIES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT THE SITE IS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT NO CHARGE. RECOGNIZING SUCH, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER WE NOR OUR AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE SITE, OR ANY OTHER SITE YOU ACCESS THROUGH A LINK FROM THIS SITE OR FROM ANY ACTIONS WE TAKE OR FAIL TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF COMMUNICATIONS YOU SEND TO US, OR THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ADVERTISED IN OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OUR REMOVAL OR DELETION OF ANY MATERIALS SUBMITTED OR POSTED ON ITS SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE, OR OUR AFFILIATES OR ANY OF OUR SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY ARISING FROM ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECTS, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUSES, FILE CORRUPTION, COMMUNICATION-LINE FAILURE, NETWORK OR SYSTEM OUTAGE, YOUR LOSS OF PROFITS, OR THEFT, DESTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, LOSS OR USE OF ANY RECORD OR DATA, AND ANY OTHER TANGIBLE OR INTANGIBLE LOSS. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT NEITHER WE NOR OUR SUPPLIERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER OF THE SITE. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE CLAIMS OR ANY DISPUTE WITH US IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOU AND WE AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES OR THE CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, ALL OR A PORTION OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless GE, Seed, their affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, service providers, subcontractors and suppliers from and against any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs, arising or resulting from your use of the site and any violation of these Terms of Use. If you cause a technical disruption of the site or the systems transmitting the site to you or others, you agree to be responsible for any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs, arising or resulting from that disruption. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and, in such case, you agree to cooperate with us in the defense of such matter.

International / Non-US Use

We make no representation that the content appearing on the site is prohibited from territories where such content is illegal. If you access the site from locations outside the U.S., you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

 

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

The laws of the State of New York govern these Terms of Use and your use of the site, and you irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of the courts located in the County of New York for any action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use. We recognize that it is possible for you to obtain access to this site from any jurisdiction in the world, but we have no practical ability to prevent such access. This site has been designed to comply with the laws of the State of New York and of the United States. If any material on this site, or your use of the site, is contrary to the laws of the place where you are when you access it, the site is not intended for you, and we ask you not to use the site. You are responsible for informing yourself of the laws of your jurisdiction and complying with them.

Changes to These Terms of Use

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of these Terms of Use, in whole or in part, at any time, by posting revised terms on the site. It is your responsibility to check periodically for any changes we make to the Terms of Use. Your continued use of the site after any changes to the Terms of Use or other policies means you accept the changes.

In the event we make material changes to the Terms of Use, notice of the changes will be posted on the homepage of this Web site and the revised terms will take effect thirty days after their publication on the site.

 

Entire Agreement and Admissibility

This agreement and any policies or operating rules posted on this site constitute the entire agreement and understanding between you and us with respect to the subject matter thereof and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether oral or written, between the parties with respect to such subject matter. A printed version of these Terms of Use shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based on or relating to use of the site to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

Severability

If any provision of this agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the agreement will remain in place.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Use or this site, please contact us by:
Emailing us at: manuel@seedmediagroup.com