(C) The Services are offered and available to users who are 13 years of age or older, and reside in the United States or any of its territories or possessions. By using this Website, you represent and warrant that you are of legal age to form a binding contract with the Company and meet all the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you must not access or use the Services.
(D) YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS, INCLUDING THOSE ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE. THE COMPANY DOES NOT CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ITS USERS. THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT ANY OR ALL INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THE WEBSITE, NOR ANY CONDUCT OF ANY OF ITS PAST, CURRENT, OR FUTURE USERS. IF COMPANY DETERMINES, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO CONDUCT A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK OR OTHER SCREENINGS (SUCH AS SEX OFFENDER REGISTER SEARCHES), COMPANY MAY USE AVAILABLE PUBLIC RECORDS.
III. Accessing the Services and Account Security.
(A) We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Website, and any of the Services provided on the Website. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website or Services are unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, restrict access to some part of the Services, or the entire Website, to users, including registered users.
IV. Intellectual Property Rights.
(A) The Website and its entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, featured images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement of the above), are owned by the Company or its licensors, and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
(i) Your computer or mobile device may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials on either of your computer or mobile device, respectively.
(ii) You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
(iii) You may not authorize any organizations, companies, or businesses to use the Services for any purpose.
(iv) When we provide social media features with certain content, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features.
(C) You must not:
(i) Modify copies of any materials from the Website;
(ii) Delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from the Website; or
(iii) Permit access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Website, or any services or materials available through the Website.
(D) If you wish to make any use of material on the Website other than that set out in this Section, please address your request to: [email protected]
The Company name, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners, where applicable.
VI. Prohibited Uses.
(i) In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries);
(ii) To exploit, harm or attempt to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information or otherwise;
(iv) To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter”, “spam”, or any other similar solicitation;
(v) To impersonate or attempt to impersonate the Company, a Company employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses or usernames associated with any of the foregoing); or
(vi) To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Website, or which, as determined by us, may harm the Company or users of the Website or expose them to liability.
(B) Additionally, you agree not to:
(i) Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real-time activities through the Website;
(ii) Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material presented therein;
(iii) Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website, or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent;
(iv) Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of and delivery of the Services;
(v) Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful;
(vi) Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Services;
(vii) Attack the Website or service via a denial-of-service (DOS) attack or a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack; or
(viii) Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.
VII. User Uploads.
(A) The Website may contain message boards, chat rooms, personal web pages or profiles, and other interactive features (collectively, “User Services”) that allow users to post, submit, publish, display or transmit to other users or other persons (hereinafter, “post”) content or materials (collectively, “User Uploads”) on or through the Website.
(C) Any User Upload you post to the site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. By providing any User Upload on the Website, you grant us and our licensees, successors and assignees a worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free right and license to host, store, use, copy, display, reproduce, adapt, edit, publish, modify, and distribute the User Upload. This license is for the limited purpose of operating, developing, providing, promoting, and improving the Services, Website, or any iterations.
(D) You represent and warrant that:
(i) You own or control all rights, including intellectual property rights, to the User Uploads and have the right to grant the license granted above to us and our licensees, successors and assignees;
(iii) You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any User Uploads you submit or contribute, and you, not the Company, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness.
(E) We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User Uploads posted by you or any other user of the Website.
(F) You agree that any User Upload you place on the Website may be viewed by other users and may be viewed by any person visiting or utilizing the Services or the Website. When you use the Website, you should assume that anything you post or submit may be publicly-viewable and accessible, both by users and non-users of the Website. Before you post any User Uploads, be aware that this content may be searchable search engines.
(G) You do not have any rights in relation to other users’ User Uploads, and you may only use other users’ personal information to the extent that your use of it matches the Website’s purpose of allowing people with similar interests to meet one another. You may not use other users’ information for commercial purposes, to spam, harass, or to make unlawful threats. We reserve the right to terminate our relationship with you if you misuse other users’ information or User Uploads.
VIII. Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination.
(A) We have the right to:
(i) Remove or refuse to post any User Uploads for any or no reason in our sole discretion;
(iii) Disclose your identity or other information about you to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy;
(iv) Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website, including any stalking or harassment; or
(B) Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any materials on or through the Website.
(C) YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY THE COMPANY DURING OR BECAUSE OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN BECAUSE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER THE COMPANY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
(D) However, we do not undertake to review material before it is posted on the Website, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this Section, subject to any applicable law.
IX. Content Standards.
These content standards (“Content Standards”) apply to all User Uploads and use of User Services. User Uploads must in their entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws, including intellectual property laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User Uploads must not:
(i) Contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable;
(ii) Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
(iii) Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or other rights of any other person;
(v) Be likely to deceive any person;
(vi) Promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act;
(vii) Cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
(viii) Impersonate any person, or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization;
(ix) Involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter or advertising; or
(x) Give the impression that they emanate from or are endorsed by us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.
X. Copyright Infringement.
We do not condone copyright infringement, and will terminate the user accounts of repeat infringers. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted materials, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. If you believe that your work has been copied or posted on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent (provided in this Section X), in writing, with the information as follows:
(i) An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or of interest in the copyright;
(ii) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
(iii) A description of where the allegedly infringing material is located on the Website, or in the provision of the Services, with reasonably sufficient detail to enable the Company to find the allegedly infringing material;
(iv) Your telephone number and email address;
(v) A written statement by you representing that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(vi) A written statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that all the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Notice of claims of copyright infringement should be provided to the Company’s Copyright Agent at [email protected],
XI. Reliance on Information Posted.
(A) The information presented on or through the Website is made available solely for general information and entertainment purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
(B) This Website may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators or reporting services. All statements or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by the Company (and noted as such), are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.
XII. Changes to the Website. We may update the content on this Website from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
XIII. Information About You.
XIV. Linking to the Website and Social Media Features.
(A) You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part.
(B) This Website may provide certain social media features that enable you to:
(i) Link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on this Website;
(ii) Send emails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on this Website; or
(iii) Cause limited portions of content on the Website to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites, software or mobile applications.
(C) You may use the above features solely as they are provided by us, and solely with respect to the content they are displayed with. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:
(i) Establish a link from any part of the Website that is not owned by you;
(ii) Cause the Website or portions of it to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking, on any other site;
(iii) Link to any part of the Website other than the homepage; or
(D) You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
(E) We may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in our discretion.
XV. Links from the Website.
If the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites, where applicable.
XVI. Geographic Restrictions.
The owner of the Website is based in the State of North Carolina in the United States. We provide this Website for use only by persons located in the United States. We make no claims that the Website or any of its content is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Website from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, including intellectual property laws.
XVII. Disclaimer of Warranties.
(A) You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the Internet or the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data.
(B) WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, MOBILE DEVICE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.
(C) YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
(D) THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
(E) THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
(F) YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF COMPLICE OR THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS. THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF ANY USER.
XVIII. Limitation on Liability.
(A) IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
(B) THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
XX. Governing Law and Jurisdiction.
XXI. Dispute Resolution.
XXII. Limitation on Time to File Claims.
XXIII. Waiver; Severability.
XXIV. Entire Agreement.