Welcome to PH Ignite, a website offered by Paul Hastings LLP (
“Paul Hastings”) and dedicated to providing emerging growth companies with sample agreements,
articles, and other content that can help address common business and legal questions (
“PH Ignite”). All agreements, articles, content, materials, and other information provided
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these PH Ignite Terms and Conditions of Use, the
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licensed in your state or jurisdiction.
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PH Ignite Content under these Terms and Conditions. You may download or print a copy of textual PH
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including without limitation: reprinting, modification, republication, deletion, transmission, public
performance, distribution, proxy caching, uploading, posting, reproduction for any purpose other
than as expressly permitted above, or other similar unauthorized exploitation of PH Ignite or PH
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for damages in a civil suit. You agree not to “frame” or “mirror” any PH Ignite Content or third-party
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contractors, agents, licensors, and suppliers harmless from and against any and all liabilities,
losses, damages, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of (i) any
claim by a third party that any of Your Content (or the use thereof) constitutes an infringement
or other violation of such third party's trademark, copyright, intellectual property rights or other
rights; (ii) your use or submission of any Inappropriate Content; (iii) any violation of law by you;
(iv) any breach by you of the Terms and Conditions; or (v) your use of PH Ignite or PH Ignite Content.
Upon request, you agree to defend us at your expense and/or to cooperate with us in our defense of
any claim that is subject to indemnification. We reserve the right to employ our own counsel and
to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you. Your
obligation to indemnify and hold us harmless shall survive any expiration and termination of the
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by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; (3) identification of
the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that
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(6) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is
accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
You may submit your notice of claim of copyright infringement to:
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of California without regard to choice or conflicts of laws principles. Any legal action or proceeding
related to PH Ignite or any PH Ignite Content shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state
court of competent jurisdiction in Los Angeles County, CA.
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however, we in no way operate, control or endorse linking sites, and we reserve the right to disallow
any such link at any time in our sole discretion. Should you wish to link to PH Ignite, you must
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15. Other Important Information
To ensure we understand our relationship, we inform you that any discussion of tax matters or any other
information on PH Ignite or in any PH Ignite Content is not intended to be used, and cannot be used,
for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties that may be imposed under the Internal Revenue Code or
other tax laws; (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter
addressed herein; or (iii) asserting that we have formed an attorney/client relationship with you,
unless we consent to such a relationship in writing.
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