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By accessing content on the COVID-19 Business Impact Center website (the “Site,” which includes all pages within the https://www.hbs.edu/covid-19-business-impact host directory), a website hosted by Harvard Business School (“HBS”), a division of President & Fellows of Harvard College (“Harvard”), you accept and agree to be bound by the following Terms of Use:

  • This Site is provided as a resource to business leaders, health care administrators, HR directors, policymakers, and small business owners during the public health emergency occasioned by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.  We make information available on the Site free of charge, for informational purposes only.  Nothing on this Site is intended to, nor shall it, establish a professional, fiduciary, or other legal relationship between you and Harvard, HBS, or any individual member of the Harvard community involved in or assisting with the COVID-19 Business Impact Center initiative.
  • DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITE AND ANY INFORMATION THEREIN OR OBTAINED THEREBY ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND (EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR OTHERWISE), INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT.  WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL OPERATE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE MANNER OR THAT THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT (A) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS OR ACHIEVE THE INTENDED PURPOSES; (B) THE SITE WILL NOT EXPERIENCE OUTAGES OR OTHERWISE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, OR SECURE; (C) THE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, CURRENT, ERROR-FREE, OR RELIABLE; OR (D) ANY DEFECTS IN OR ON THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED.  WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING YOUR ABILITY TO TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE INFORMATION FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE, AND YOU AGREE AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR ABILITY TO ACCESS THE SITE OR SERVICE MAY BE IMPAIRED.
  • LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.  EXCEPT INSOFAR AS THE FOLLOWING LIMITATION MAY BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS OR EARNING POWER, LOSS OF DATA, LOST OPPORTUNITY, LOSSES DUE TO ERRORS OR INTERRUPTION IN AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE, UNAVAILABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVER, OR COMMUNICATIONS FACILITY, OR DAMAGES DUE TO ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF OTHERS USING THE SITE), ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR AND OTHERS’ USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR YOUR RELIANCE UPON INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY, OR OTHER LAW.  THE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS OF USE SHALL APPLY, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN NEGLIGENT OR OTHERWISE AT FAULT.
  • YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS OF USE REFLECT A REASONABLE AND FAIR ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN YOU AND US, AND THAT THESE LIMITATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL TO OUR WILLINGNESS TO MAKE THE SITE AVAILABLE TO YOU.  EACH OF THESE DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATIONS IS INTENDED TO BE SEPARATELY ENFORCEABLE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ANY OTHER REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
  • YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, FOR PURPOSES OF THESE TERMS OF USE, THE TERMS “WE,” “OUR,” AND “US” INCLUDE THE CORPORATE BODY PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF HARVARD COLLEGE, ALSO KNOWN AS HARVARD UNIVERSITY, AND ITS VARIOUS SCHOOLS, THE MEMBERS OF ITS GOVERNING BOARDS, AND ITS OFFICERS, FACULTY MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, FELLOWS, AND STUDENTS, AND ITS CONTRACTORS AND REPRESENTATIVES.
  • External Links.  The Site may link to external websites.  We are not responsible for these external sites’ available or content and we do not endorse or guarantee the products, services, or information described or offered on these sites.  You access these external sites at your own risk.
  • Modifications.  We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use at any time.  The Site will post notice of changes to the Terms of Use on this webpage, and by accessing the Site after modifications to these Terms of Use have been posted, you agree to be bound by all the modified terms.  Accordingly, you should periodically revisit this page to review the then-current Terms of Use.
  • Any resources, materials, information, and advice provided by the BIC Initiative, whether provided in the form of this webinar, through this webinar, or otherwise (together, “BIC Resources”), are provided free of charge, for informational purposes only.  
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