Use of the Website
All content provided on the Website, including the text, graphics, layout, images, icons, logos, buttons, illustrations, video, audio and software is protected by copyright. As a user of the Website, we grant you a limited, nontransferable, nonsublicensable, nonexclusive, revocable and personal license to access and use the Website solely as permitted by these Terms and Conditions. Except for this limited license, we do not grant you any other rights or licenses with respect to the Website, and such rights and licenses are expressly reserved to us and our licensors.
Use of the contents of the Website is solely for your personal use. You may display or print copies of the content of the Website for such personal use. You must retain any proprietary and copyright notices on such copies. You may not reproduce, duplicate, copy, broadcast, transmit, distribute, modify, publish, publicly perform, reuse, sell, trade, display or exploit any of the contents of the Website for any public or commercial purpose except with our prior written consent or the consent of the owners of the materials. You may not create derivative works of any of the contents of the Website, reverse engineer any of the contents of the Website or frame or otherwise use the contents in any other website. Except as expressly authorized by the Site Manager or the applicable licensor, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, trade, distribute, transmit, broadcast, publicly perform or create derivative works based on the Website, content on the Website or the Website’s software, in whole or in part. We may revoke the license granted in this Section at any time, with or without notice and with or without cause.
While using the Website, and unless expressly authorized by the Site Manager or required by specific applicable law, you agree that you will not do the following:
- Violate any laws, third-party rights or these Terms and Conditions;
- Transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, inflammatory or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law;
- Manipulate or interfere, or attempt to manipulate or interfere, with the Website, the proper working of the Website, the content on the Website or any activities conducted on the Website;
- Circumvent, manipulate or otherwise attempt to breach any security features or authentication measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Website or portions thereof;
- Upload or distribute any virus, Trojan horse, time bomb or other malicious code or technologies that may damage, interfere with or harm, or attempt to damage, interfere with or harm, the Website, the operation of the Website or the interests or property of its users;
- Use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access or monitor the Website for any purpose;
- Use or access the Website in any way that we determine adversely affects the performance or function of the Website or any other computer systems or networks used by us;
- Take any action that imposes or may impose, in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
- Use the Website to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information; or
- Violate any of our or any third party’s copyrights, trademarks or other proprietary rights.
You are responsible for obtaining access to the Website, and such access may involve third-party fees, such as internet service provider or airtime charges. You are responsible for those fees. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Website.
You acknowledge and agree that we may access, preserve and disclose communications if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce these Terms and Conditions; (iii) respond to any claims that any communication or content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service or (v) protect the rights, property or personal safety of the Site Manager, the Website’s users or the public.
As a condition to using certain features of the Website, you may be required to create an account (“Account”), which Account may include a username and password. To the extent any registration information is requested from you by the Site Manager, you agree to provide the Site Manager with true, accurate, complete and updated registration information and maintain and promptly update your registration information to keep it true, accurate, complete and updated. If you provide information that is untrue, inaccurate, incomplete or not current, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, incomplete or not current, we have the right to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Website.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account username and password and for the security of your Account. You are also fully responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree to notify us immediately of any actual or suspected loss, theft or unauthorized use of your Account username and/or password. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
You acknowledge and agree that we may access, preserve and disclose your Account information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce these Terms and Conditions; (iii) respond to any claims that any communication or content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service or (v) protect the rights, property or personal safety of the Site Manager, the Website’s users or the public.]
As used in these Terms and Conditions, “User Content” is defined as any content that a user uploads, submits, makes available, posts or otherwise provides to the Website. Users retain their ownership and/or other applicable rights in User Content. Additionally, users retain ownership of all intellectual property posted by the user to the Website. The Site Manager and/or applicable third parties retain ownership and/or other applicable rights in all content excluding User Content, and the Site Manager does not claim ownership in any User Content.
However, by posting User Content to the Website, you grant us a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable right and license to use, host, store, cache, reproduce, publish, display (publicly or otherwise), perform (publicly or otherwise), distribute, transmit, modify, adapt (including in order to conform to the requirements of any networks, devices, services or media through which the Website is available), translate and create derivative works of such User Content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of allowing us to operate the Website in accordance with its functionality, improve the Website and promote the Website, such as by using User Content in promotional or advertising materials for the Website, including but not limited to, social media accounts for the Website. The reference in this license to creating derivative works is not intended to give us a right to make substantive editorial changes or derivations.
By providing User Content to the Website, you further represent and warrant that you own all rights to such content and that such content does not infringe upon or otherwise violate the rights of any third party. You acknowledge that all User Content on the Website is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. You, and not the Site Manager, are entirely responsible for all User Content that you post, submit, upload or otherwise make available via the Website. We do not control the User Content posted to the Website and do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such User Content. Under no circumstances is the Site Manager liable in any way for any User Content, including any errors or omissions in any User Content or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, submitted, uploaded or otherwise made available via the Website. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any User Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of such User Content.
You acknowledge that the Site Manager and its designees shall have the right, but not the obligation (except as otherwise required by law), in its sole discretion, to pre-screen, refuse or remove any User Content that is available on the Website. Without limiting the foregoing, the Site Manager and its designees shall have the right to remove any User Content that violates these Terms and Conditions, infringes the rights of any third parties or is otherwise objectionable.
You acknowledge and agree that we may access, preserve and disclose User Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (i) comply with legal process; (ii) enforce these Terms and Conditions; (iii) respond to any claims that any User Content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service or (v) protect the rights, property or personal safety of the Site Manager, the Website’s users or the public.
Upon deletion of particular User Content from the Website by you or the Site Manager, we shall make reasonable efforts to make such User Content inaccessible and cease use of it. However, you acknowledge and agree that removed User Content may remain in caches or backups for a reasonable period of time. You also acknowledge and agree that copies of or references to the User Content may not be entirely removed.
Conduct on the Website
You agree not to use the Website to (i) upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (ii) impersonate any individual or entity, including a Site Manager official, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any individual or entity; (iii) manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted to the Website; (iv) upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside, proprietary or confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (v) upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party; and/or (vi) interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website.
Third-Party Content Providers & Links
Portions of the content and information provided on the Website may have been compiled from or posted by third-party sources, including other users of the Website. We do not warrant the accuracy, timeliness or appropriateness for any particular purpose of any third-party content or content on an outside website. Moreover, inclusion on the Website of any third party, third-party content, including but not limited to, any third-party trademarks, or link to an outside website does not constitute any endorsement by the Site Manager of the third party, any third-party content included on the Website, the third-party website or any of the content, products or services provided by a third party on any linked websites. You agree that the Site Manager is not responsible or liable for any content, products, services or other materials on or available from such third-party sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that the Site Manager shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to have been caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, products, services or other materials available on or through any such third-party website or resource.
You agree that all of the Site Manager’s and its affiliates’ respective trademarks, trade names, service marks, other logos, brand features and product and service names are the property of the Site Manager and/or its affiliates (the “Marks”). Without the Site Manager’s or its affiliate’s prior permission, as applicable, you agree not to display or use the Marks in any manner. Any third-party trademarks, trade names, service marks, other logos, brand features and product and service names used or referenced by the Site Manager are and shall be the sole property of such third parties, and, unless expressly provided otherwise, such use or reference shall not indicate any sponsorship or endorsement of or affiliation with such third party.
Modifications to the Website
We retain the right to change the form and functionality of the Website with or without notice to you. We also retain the right to create limits on and related to use of the Website in our sole discretion at any time with or without notice. We may impose limits on the Website or aspects of the Website or restrict access to parts of or the entire Website without notice or liability. We may change, suspend or discontinue any parts of or the entire Website at any time, including the availability of any product, service, feature or content. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Website or any part thereof. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any modifications to the current Website shall be subject to these Terms and Conditions.
Modifications to Terms & Conditions
We reserve the right to modify or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting the updated Terms and Conditions on the Website. Please review these Terms and Conditions from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes. All amended terms shall automatically be effective after they are initially posted on the Website. These Terms and Conditions may not be otherwise amended except in a writing signed by you and an authorized representative of the Website. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any modifications to these Terms and Conditions, and your continued use of the Website following such changes indicates your acceptance of such changes. If you do not agree to the modifications, you are not permitted to use the Website.
We may terminate, discontinue or suspend public access to the Website or parts thereof at any time, for any reason or no reason. Further, we may terminate, discontinue or suspend your access to the Website or parts thereof at any time, for any reason or no reason, including your breach of these Terms and Conditions. Any such termination shall be in our discretion and may occur without prior notice or any notice.
Upon termination of your access to the Website or any part thereof, your right to use or access the Website, or such relevant part of the Website, will immediately cease. Termination of your access to the Website or any part thereof shall not relieve you of any obligations arising or accruing prior to such termination or limit any liability that you may otherwise have to us or any third party. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Website or any part thereof pursuant to this Section.
All provisions of these Terms and Conditions that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability.
Warranty Disclaimer & Limitation of Liability
We cannot guarantee continuous or secure access to our services, and the operation of the Website may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. Further, we cannot guarantee that all information on the Website will be accurate or timely at all times.
The Website and the content included on the Website are provided on an as-is and an as-available basis, without warranty of any kind. Accordingly, we expressly exclude, and you expressly waive, all express, implied or statutory warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of proprietary rights, to the fullest extent permitted by law. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, to the fullest extent permitted by law, we disclaim any and all warranties for the security, availability, reliability, timeliness, accuracy and performance of content included on the Website and any warranties that your use of the Website and the content included on the Website will be uninterrupted or virus-free.
You expressly understand and agree that under no circumstances shall we be liable to you on account of your use or misuse of and reliance on the Website or content contained on the Website. Such limitation of liability shall apply to prevent recovery of direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary and punitive damages (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages or if such damages could have been foreseen). Such limitation of liability shall apply whether the damages arise from use or misuse of or reliance on the Website or content contained on the Website or from the interruption, suspension or termination thereof. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we shall not be liable for any loss of money, profits, revenue, data, use, goodwill, reputation or other intangible losses arising out of your use of the Website.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, we shall not be liable for damages relating to any conduct or content of any third party or user of the Website, including defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct or content. These limitations apply to all claims, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory, whether or not a remedy set forth herein is found to have failed its essential purpose.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of warranties, the exclusion of damages or the limitation of liability, so such disclaimers, exclusions and limitations may not apply to you or may be limited in their applicability to you.
No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through or from the Website shall create any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms and Conditions. You hereby waive any and all claims against the Site Manager, its affiliates and their respective directors, managers, officers, members, shareholders, agents, employees and licensors arising out of your use of the Website and the content included on the Website.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Site Manager, its affiliates and their respective directors, managers, officers, shareholders, members, agents, employees and licensors (the “Indemnified Parties”) from any claim, suit, demand, liabilities, losses, settlement, judgment, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) (“Claims”) made by any third party due to or arising out of (i) your use or misuse of the Website, (ii) your connection to the Website, (iii) your violation of these Terms and Conditions, (iv) your violation of any law or the rights of a third party or (v) content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Website. The Indemnified Parties shall be entitled to participate in the defense of any such Claim without waiving or reducing any of your obligations under this Section. You shall also indemnify the Indemnified Parties for any expenses incurred in enforcing this Section.
This Site contains a variety of features, including discussion forums, sharing pages, email services and social networking features, that allow users to comment, interact with other users, and give feedback to us. By accessing and using any such features, you agree that you will not:
Interfere with the use and enjoyment of other users on the Site;
Have false, inaccurate or incomplete account information;
Interfere with or disrupt any servers or networks used to provide the Site or its features, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of the networks we use to provide the Site;
Use the Site to instigate or encourage others to commit illegal activities or cause injury or property damage to any person;
Gain unauthorized access to the Site, or any account, computer system, or network connected to this Site, by means such as hacking, password mining or other illicit means;
Obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through this Site;
Use the Site to post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane or indecent information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law;
Use the Site to post or transmit any information, software or other material that violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material that is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights or that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or derivative works with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or rights holder;
Use the Site to post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component;
Use the Site to post, transmit or in any way exploit any information, software or other material for commercial purposes, including content that contains advertising or links to third parties or their products or services;
Use the Site to advertise or solicit to anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without our express written approval;
Gather for any unauthorized purpose, including marketing purposes, any email addresses or other personal information that has been posted by other users of the Site;
Contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted;
Engage in personal attacks, harass or threaten, question the motives behind others’ posts or comments, deliberately inflame or disrupt the conversation, or air personal grievances about other users;
Repeatedly post the same or similar content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
Take or cause to be taken any action that disrupts the normal flow of postings and dialogue on our Site (such as submitting an excessive number of messages – i.e. a flooding attack), or that otherwise negatively affects other users’ ability to use the Site and/or services; or
Use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from our Site. Exception is made for Internet search engines (e.g., Google) and non-commercial public archives (e.g., archive.org) that comply with our Terms of Service.
We may, although we are not obligated to, monitor any discussion forums, blogs, photo- or video-sharing pages, or other areas of the Site through which you can supply information or material. However, we reserve the right at all times, in our sole discretion, to screen content submitted by users and to edit, move, delete, and/or refuse to accept any content that in our judgment violates our Terms of Service (including these Community Rules) or is otherwise unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons. We reserve the right to deny access to the Site or any features of the Site to anyone who violates our Terms of Service (including these Community Rules) or who, in our sole judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy our website or infringes the rights of others.