Symbria Terms of Use

ATTENTION: PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SYMBRIA WEBSITE (“SITE”). BY USING OR ACCESSING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU: HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE TERMS OF USE; ARE AT LEAST EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OLD OR HAVE THE CONSENT OF YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN AND HAVE THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO ACCEPT THE TERMS OF USE; AND AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT USE THIS SITE. YOU SHOULD REVIEW THESE TERMS OF USE PERIODICALLY AS THEY MAY BE REVISED FROM TIME TO TIME.

Thank you for reviewing these Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”), which create a legal agreement between you and Symbria, Inc. ("Symbria", "we", "us" or "our") with respect to the use of the Site, accessible at www.symbria.com, and our products and services (collectively, the "Services"). The Site is operated from the United States of America on behalf of Symbria and intended for use and related activities that are subject only to the laws of the United States of America. If you choose to access the Site from locations outside the United States, such conduct is at your own risk and subject to the laws of the United States of America, and you are responsible for compliance with any local laws. You may not use or export anything (including information) from the Site in violation of U.S. export laws, regulations or these Terms of Use.

1. Using the site

The primary purpose of the Site is to provide you the ability to view information about our companies and their Services and benefits; read news about our companies; express interest in partnering with our companies; or submit job applications. By providing any information through the Site, you acknowledge and agree to the Terms of Use.

  • 1.1 Personal Use Only. The information, features and functions in the public forum areas of the Site are restricted to users for their personal, non-commercial use only, and not for any unlawful purpose. The information, features and functions of the Site in the restricted areas are for the personal, non-commercial use of registered users only, and not for any unlawful purpose. You may deactivate or delete your Symbria account at any time by sending us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please refer to the Privacy Policy for more information.
  • 1.2 Accuracy of Information. You may only submit information that you own or have the right to submit. You agree that it is your sole responsibility to ensure that the information you submit through the Site (including information to set up or update your Symbria account) is accurate, complete and current to the best of your knowledge and recollection. We are not responsible for any consequences arising from your or other persons’ reliance on the accuracy of any content contained within your Symbria account.
  • 1.3 Compliance with Law. When using the Site, you must comply with the Terms of Use, all applicable laws, and other notices we provide.
  • 1.4 Prohibited Behavior. You must not use the Site to interfere with or disrupt the proper operation of the Site in any manner that may adversely affect Symbria or any third parties, including using the Site to do any of the following prohibited actions:
    • Harm minors in any way
    • Engage in excessive use of the Site which impairs the fair use of others
    • Upload or otherwise transmit any information or material that infringes or violates any patent, trademark, copyright or other intellectual property right, privacy right or publicity right of any person or entity
    • Post or transmit any information that is illegal, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, ethnically or racially offensive or discriminatory, profane, invades the privacy of another person or any other information or materials that constitute a crime, give rise to a civil action or otherwise violate any law or a confidentiality agreement that you have with a third party
    • Upload or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other code, files or programs designed or known to disable, interrupt or limit the functionality of any computer hardware, computer software or telecommunications equipment or facility.
  • 1.5 Third-Party Links. You may be able to access third-party websites or services via the Site; you acknowledge that we do not endorse and are not responsible for such websites or services or any content that may be available there.
  • 1.6 Connectivity with Third-Party Programs, Applications, and Devices. You may be able to connect with certain third-party programs, applications (“Apps”) and devices through the Site. Available connections are listed within your account settings. However, we do not endorse or are in any way responsible for any third-party programs, Apps or devices. By establishing a connection with any such third-party program, Apps, and/or device, you authorize such third-party to disclose, transmit or otherwise make available information about you to Symbria, and authorize Symbria to receive, access, collect, store and otherwise use such information in connection with your use of the Site. You may, at any time, cancel your authorization by contacting either Symbria or the applicable third party.
  • 1.7 Use of Trademarks. You will not use our trademarks or any confusingly similar marks, without our written permission. Please refer to Section 11 for more information.
  • 1.8 Contacting Symbria. Help us maintain a healthy and vibrant environment by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions about Symbria, but you acknowledge and agree that we may use them without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them).

2. Your account information

Only you (and your parents or guardians, if you are under 18 years of age) may use your account credentials. You must keep your account credentials confidential and not authorize any third party to access or use the Site on your behalf unless we provide an approved mechanism for such authorization. You must contact us right away if you suspect misuse of your accounts or any security breach in the Site. You are responsible for all activity that takes place with your Symbria account.

You will not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account. You will not transfer your account (including any account that you administer) to anyone without first getting our written permission.

3. Information you provide

For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos (“IP Content”), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: You grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP Content that you post on or in connection with the Site (the “IP License”). This IP License ends when you delete your IP Content or your account unless such IP Content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
When you delete IP Content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).

If you share content on the Site in a way that infringes on the rights of other individuals, including their privacy rights, you are breaching this contract. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights necessary for you to grant the rights in this Section 3 and the use of the content does not violate any law. We may remove your content from the Site at any time if you breach this contract or for other reasons in our sole discretion.

If your Symbria account is canceled, we may permanently delete your data from our servers. We have no obligation to return data to you after your Symbria account is canceled. Data that is deleted may be irretrievable.

4. Our operation of the site

The Site operates for the benefit of Symbria and its clients. We retain the right to block or otherwise prevent delivery of any type of email or other communication to or from the Sites part of our efforts to protect the Site, protect our customers, or stop you from breaching this contract. The technology or other means we use may hinder or break your use of the Site.

In order to provide you the Site, we may collect certain information about performance of the Site, your machine and your use of the Site. We may automatically upload this information from your machine. This data will not personally identify you. Please refer to the Privacy Policy for more information.

5. How we may change the contract

We may change the Terms of Use in our discretion by posting a new version of the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the changes, we are not obligated to keep providing the Site and you must cancel and stop using the Site. If you do not stop using the Site, the new Terms of Use shall apply to you.

6. No warranty

We provide the Site "as-is," "with all faults" and "as available." We don't guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of information available from the Site, including any information obtained from third parties. You acknowledge that computer and telecommunications systems are not fault-free and occasional periods of downtime occur. We do not guarantee the Site will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, or that data loss will not occur. We and our affiliates and vendors give no express or implied warranties, guarantees, or conditions. WE DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING FOR MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU MAY HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS UNDER YOUR LOCAL LAW. NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF USE IS INTENDED TO AFFECT THOSE RIGHTS, IF THEY ARE APPLICABLE.

Social networks, programs, Apps and devices that connect or interact with Symbria, such as Facebook and Google, are not endorsed, sponsored, or warranted by Symbria and you agree that Symbria is not liable for any harm that you or others may suffer as a result of such connections or interactions. Product descriptions are by their manufacturers and provided for informational purposes only. We do not operate, control or supply any information, product, or Site that is not clearly identified as supplied by Symbria. This site and the Site do not provide medical or any other health care advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, diet, fitness or wellness program or any health information or other content that you encounter on or through the Site. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of information or content you accessed on or through the Site.

7. Liability limitation

YOU CANNOT RECOVER ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, LOST PROFITS, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE SITE OR THE SERVICES. IN ANY EVENT, YOU AGREE THAT ANY RECOVERY FROM SYMBRIA, OUR AFFILIATES OR VENDORS SHALL BE LIMITED TO DIRECT DAMAGES UP TO ANY AMOUNT YOU PAY Symbria FOR ACCESS TO THE SITE.

The limitations and exclusions apply to anything related to these Terms of Use, including its formation, performance or breach thereof, and including but not limited to the following:

  • The Site (including Symbria’s privacy and security practices or adherence or non-adherence to its Privacy Policy).
  • Loss of data.
  • Content (including code) on third-party Internet sites, social networks, third party programs, Apps, devices, products, or third-party conduct.
  • Viruses or other disabling features that affect your access to or use of the Site.
  • Incompatibility between the Site and other services, software and hardware.
  • Delays or failures you may have in initiating, conducting or completing any transmissions or transactions in connection with the site or Site in an accurate or timely manner, and
  • Claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, guarantee or condition, personal injury, strict liability, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty); or misrepresentation.

THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS ALSO APPLY IF THIS REMEDY DOES NOT FULLY COMPENSATE YOU FOR ANY LOSSES OR FAILURES OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR IF WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF THE DAMAGES. Some or all of these limitations or exclusions may not apply to you if your state, province, or country does not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential, or other damages.

8. Changes to the Site and cancellation

We may change the Site or delete features at any time and for any reason. We may cancel or suspend your Symbria account and/or your access to the Site at any time. Our reasons for cancellation may include that we stop providing the Site in your region or that you breach the Terms of Use or fail to sign in to the Site over a period of time. If your Symbria account is canceled, your right to use the Site stops immediately.
You may cancel the Site at any time and for any reason. The sections of these Terms of Use that, by their terms, apply after termination of this contract will survive any termination of your right to use the Site.

9. General legal terms

  • 9.1 Interpreting the Contract. All provisions of these Terms of Use apply to the maximum extent permitted by relevant law. If a court holds that we cannot enforce a part of the Terms of Use as written, you and we will replace those terms with similar terms to the extent enforceable under the relevant law, but the rest of the Terms of Use will remain unchanged. This is the entire agreement between you and us regarding the Site. It supersedes any prior agreement or oral or written statements regarding your use of the Site. Other terms may apply when you use or pay for other Symbria services. The section titles included within the Terms of Use do not limit its terms.
  • 9.2 Assignment. We may assign transfer, or otherwise dispose our rights and obligations under the Terms of Use, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. You may not assign or transfer any rights to use the Site.
  • 9.3 No Third-Party Beneficiaries. These Terms of Use are solely for your and our benefit. It is not for the benefit of any other person, except for permitted successors.
  • 9.4 Claims. You must bring any claim related to this contract or the Site within one year of the date you could first bring the claim. If it is not filed on time, the claim is permanently barred.
  • 9.5 Notices. You may notify us as stated in the customer support or "help" area for the Site. The Terms of Use are in electronic form. We may send you, in electronic form, information about the Site, additional information, and information the law requires us to provide. We provide required information to you by e-mail at the e-mail address you specified when you signed up for your account or by access to a Symbria website that we identify. Notices emailed to you will be deemed given and received when the email is sent. If you don't consent to receive notices electronically, you must stop using the Site.

10. Applicable law; dispute resolution

This Site and these Terms of Use (including without limitation the validity, construction and performance of duties related to the Terms of Use) is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. We make no representation that materials or services, including the Services, included within the Site are appropriate or available for use outside the United States, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Venue with respect to any dispute (not subject to arbitration as provided below) between you and Symbria will rest exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Chicago, Illinois, unless such venue would deprive you of any remedy, at law or in equity, which would otherwise be available in your state of residence.

You shall first contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding any claim or controversy arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use, or any breach thereof, or the use of the Site(including the site and the kiosks, and Symbria’s privacy and security practices or adherence or non-adherence to its Privacy Policy with respect to the Site, except such claims or controversies for which injunctive relief is available, that cannot be resolved by mediation within 30 days shall be finally settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules including the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes (collectively, “AAA Rules”), and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The AAA Rules are available online at adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879. You agree that, by accepting these Terms of Use, you and Symbria are each waiving the right to a trial by jury or to participate in a class action. These Terms of Use evidence a transaction in interstate commerce, and thus the Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision.

Unless you and Symbria agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in the county (or parish) of your residence. If the claim or controversy is for $10,000 or less, Symbria agrees that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator(s), through a telephonic hearing or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If the claim or controversy exceeds $10,000, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the award of the arbitrator(s) shall be accompanied by a statement of the reasons upon which the award is based.

11. Copyright and trademark notices

We or our suppliers own all rights, title and interest in certain copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in connection with the Site and content. All rights are reserved. The names of actual companies and products may be the trademarks of their respective owners. From time to time, we may use fictitious names, companies, organizations, products, domain names, e-mail addresses, logos, people, places and events for illustrative purposes only. In such cases, no association with any real Symbria account holder, organization, product, domain name, e-mail address, logo, person, places or events is intended or should be inferred. Any rights not expressly granted in this contract are reserved.

Effective Date: April 1, 2014

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