Terms of Use

Welcome to Bates Communications (“Bates”). The www.Bates-communications.com/ website (the “site”) is comprised of various web pages and resources provided by Bates and is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance of the terms, conditions and notices contained in these Terms of Use (the “Terms”). By using the site, you agree that you are 13 or older and agree to all such Terms.

Bates reserves the right to change, modify, add, or delete portions of this Terms at any time. We will provide notice of such changes by posting the updated Terms on our Site and changing the “last updated” date listed below.

Proprietary Rights

I. Content

All Site materials, including, without limitation, the Bates logo, design, text, graphics, other files, and their selection and arrangement (collectively, “Content”) are the proprietary property of Bates or its affiliates or licensors.

You may electronically copy and print to hard copy portions of this site solely for informational and non-commercial personal use, provided you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. Any other use of Content, including any commercial use, reproduction for purposes other than described above, modification, distribution, republication, display, or performance, without the prior written permission of Bates, is strictly prohibited.

II. Trademarks and IP

“Bates™,” “Bates Communications™,” “Bates ExPI™,” “Bates LTPI™,” “Bates Executive Presence Index™,” and “Bates Leadership Team Performance Index™” and other trademarks on this Site are trademarks of Bates and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Bates. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of Bates, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of Bates. Bates might have other patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property rights covering subject matter in any Web pages, and any software part of the Site. Except to the extent we may have granted you licenses to certain intellectual property in these Terms, our providing you with such Web pages or any software does not give you any license to our intellectual property. Any rights not expressly granted herein are strictly reserved.


This site and the content available on it are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, and you agree that your use of this Site and/or its Content is at your sole risk.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all such information, software, products, services and related graphics are provided “as is” without warranty or condition of any kind. Bates hereby disclaims all warranties and conditions regarding this information, software, products, services and related graphics, including all implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement.

Bates does not represent or warrant that this site or its server(s) are free of viruses or other harmful components. Bates reserves the right to change any and all Content contained on this site at any time without notice.

Limitation of Liability

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall Bates or any of its officers, directors, employees, agents, or suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, consequential damages or any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of use, data or profits, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of the site, with the delay or inability to use the site or related services, the provision of or failure to provide services, or for any information, software, products, services and related graphics, obtained through the Site, or otherwise arising out of the use of the Site, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if Bates has been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the site, or with any of these terms of use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the site.

Bates is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or redemption to be received by Bates on account of technical problems or traffic congestion online or on the Internet or at any Site, or any combination thereof including any injury or damage to entrant's or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from downloading any materials consistent with use of this site.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Bates, its affiliates, and all its officers, directors, agents, suppliers, and licensors from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or related to your use of the Site.


Bates reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion at any time, to terminate your license to use this Site, to block or prevent future access to and use of this Site, and to remove and discard any Material and Submissions.

(Last updated May 2018)

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