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1. Service Agreement
1.1. The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation and other matters related to www.tdsinc.com are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by You of any such matters or any part of the Site, is strictly prohibited. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the Site.
1.2. TDS Telecom® and TDS Metrocom® are the registered trademarks of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. and licensed to TDS Telecommunications Corporation. U.S. Cellular® is the registered trademark of United States Cellular Corporation. Other logos, product and company names mentioned on the Site may be trademarks or service marks of those respective owners or of other TDS Affiliated Parties or TDS.
1.3. The viewing, printing or downloading of any content, graphic, form or document from the Site grants You only a limited, nonexclusive license for use solely by You for Your own personal use and not for republication, distribution, assignment, sublicense, sale, or preparation of derivative works.
1.4. TDS provides access to information, through this Site, via the Internet, to other sites of all kinds relating to a wide variety of subjects on virtually any topic imaginable. Some of this material may be offensive, misleading, or controversial in nature. Please use good judgment when accessing the Internet, and supervise minors.
1.5 TDS is continually updating and improving its Service, as well as upgrading equipment to meet evolving technological standards used by the industry. These changes may occasionally cause degraded or interrupted services.
2. Limitation of Liability and Indemnification
2.1. If You are dissatisfied with the Service or any of its terms, conditions, rules, policies, guidelines, or practices, Your sole and exclusive remedy against TDS or the TDS-affiliated Parties is to discontinue using the Service.
2.2. All information you receive from or through the Service is provided “as-is,” as available,” and all warranties, express or implied, are disclaimed (including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, course of dealing or usage of trade). The Service may contain bugs, errors, problems or other limitations. TDS and TDS-affiliated parties have no liability whatsoever for your use of the Service, inability to use the Service or your reliance on or use of information from the Service or through the Service that results from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletions of files, errors, defects, delays in operation or any failure of performance. In particular, but not as a limitation, TDS and TDS-affiliated parties are not liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, including damages for loss of business, loss of profits, litigation or the like, whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort, (including negligence) product liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. The negation of damages set forth above are fundamental elements of the basis of the bargain between TDS and You. The Service would not be provided without such limitations.
2.3. You acknowledge that access to and use of the Service may expose your data, computer system and network to viruses, adware, snoopware, spyware, malware, hijackware, key loggers, trojan horses, worms and other malicious code that may threaten the security and operation of your system and network (collectively, "malicious code"). All responsibility or liability for any damages, loss of data, or invasion of your privacy caused by malicious code contained within any electronic file you access through or obtain from the Service is disclaimed.
2.4. TDS provides access to third-party merchant sites (“Merchants”) from which You may purchase certain goods or services. You understand that TDS does not operate or control the products or services offered by Merchants and that TDS is not a party to the transaction entered into between You and Merchants. You agree that use of such Merchants is at your sole risk and is without warranties of any kind by Us, expressed, implied or otherwise including warranties of title, fitness for purpose, merchantability or non-infringement. Under no circumstances will TDS or TDS-affiliated parties be liable for any damages arising from the transactions between You and Merchants or for any information appearing on Merchant’s sites or any site linked to a TDS site.
2.5. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold TDS and TDS-affiliated Parties harmless from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to or arising from your use of the Service or the Internet.
3.1. Nothing in this Site constitutes investment advice or recommendations, including links to SEC filings, other investor relations materials or other information with respect to TDS and TDS-affiliated Parties. We provide investor relations materials for Your convenience and information only. The SEC filings, investor relations materials and other content on the Site are not offers to sell or solicitations of an offer to buy or sell any security.
3.2. We provide information regarding prices, trading volume or other market or other information relating to TDS common stock solely for Your convenience and do not guarantee or warrant the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any such information included on our Site. You should not rely on such information for investment purposes. Not in limitation of the provisions of “Section 2. Limitation of Liability and Indemnification,” TDS disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damages, whether direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary, that arise from reliance on any such information.
3.3. Our Site contains information that includes or is based upon forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, specifically the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements give our expectations or forecasts of future events at the time such statements are made. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They typically use or are predicated upon words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," and other similar words. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, events or developments to be significantly different from any future results, events or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Certain of these risks, uncertainties and factors are listed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and/or Quarterly Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. You should review the full list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other factors. We do not undertake any duty to update any information or obligation to publicly release any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in events, circumstances or expectations or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events after the date on which such statement is made.
3.4 TDS conference calls, press releases, presentations, guidance and reconciliation documents and SEC filings and are archived on this Site for historical purposes only. TDS does not review or undertake to review any past postings to determine whether historical information remains accurate or whether forward-looking information should be updated, and information contained in such postings may have been superseded. Not in limitation of the provisions of “Section 2. Limitation of Liability and Indemnification,” TDS does not accept responsibility and specifically disclaims any liability with respect to Your use of information contained in any archived document.
3.5 Hyperlinks to third party websites and information with respect to third parties, including SEC filings by third parties on the SEC's website or other website and analysts and rating agencies, are provided solely for Your convenience. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. TDS has not reviewed these third party sites or any third party information for accuracy, completeness, compliance with laws or otherwise and does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content including any further links in a third party site. TDS does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk. Not in limitation of the provisions of “Section 2. Limitation of Liability and Indemnification,” TDS disclaims all responsibility for any and all content on any third party websites and any other third party content and information, including SEC filings by third parties and analyst reports and rating agency reports. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, TDS does not adopt or endorse any analyst or rating agency reports or recommendations.
3.6 If a third party links to our Site, it is not an indication of an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, affiliation, joint venture or partnership by or with us or that we have authorized or that we are even aware or have knowledge that a third party has linked to our Site. Any links to this Site or contents of this Site are prohibited[, except as follows: a web site that links to our Site (i) must comply with all applicable law, (ii) must not replicate our content; (iii) must not create a browser, border environment or frame our content; (iv) must not imply that we are endorsing it or any products, services, views or anything or any nature whatsoever; (v) must not misrepresent its relationship with us; (vi) must not present false or misleading information about our products or services; and (vi) must not contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial and must contain only content that is appropriate for all age groups as determined by us in our sole discretion.] We reserve the right to require the removal of any links to our Site for any reason in our sole discretion.
4.2. TDS's failure to enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver.
4.3. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, United States of America, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. You consent to the personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts having jurisdiction for Chicago, Illinois with respect to all disputes arising out of this Agreement, Your use of the Service or otherwise between You and TDS.
4.4 Any cause of action You may have with respect to the Service must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred.
4.5. Neither this Agreement, nor any of Your rights or obligations arising hereunder, shall be transferable or assignable by You to any third party without TDS's prior written consent. TDS shall have the right to assign all or part of its rights and obligations under this Agreement.
4.6. No amendment or modification to this Agreement by You shall be valid or binding on TDS unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of TDS.