Last Modified: September 30, 2011.
USE OF CONTENT
All information, materials, graphics, functions and other content (including Submissions, as defined below) (“Content”) contained on Sites are our copyrighted property or the copyrighted property of our licensors or licensees.
All trademarks, service marks, trade names, and trade dress are proprietary to us and/or our licensors or licensees. We may change the Sites or delete Content or features at any time, in any way, for any or no reason. No Content from any Site may be used, reproduced, transmitted, distributed or otherwise exploited in any way other than as part of the Site, without our prior written consent, unless otherwise explicitly provided at the location on the Site from which the Content is taken. Where our consent is given, your use of the Content is conditioned on your compliance with all of the terms of that consent. Where a Site is configured to enable the download of particular Content, and does not otherwise specify, you may download one copy of such Content to a single computer for your personal, noncommercial home use only, provided that you (a) keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices, (b) make no modifications to the Content, and (c) do not use the Content in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services or brands. Any business use, “re-mailing” or high-volume or automated use of Sites is prohibited. In the event that we offer downloads of software on a Site and you download such software, the software, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software(collectively, the “Software”) are licensed to you by us or third-party licensors for your personal, noncommercial home use only. We do not transfer title to the Software to you. You may not distribute or otherwise exploit the Software or decompile, reverse enneer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-readable form.
LICENSES AND REPRESENTATIONS
PUBLIC FORUMS AND COMMUNICATION
“Public Forum” means an area, site or feature offered as part of any Site that offers the opportunity for users to Distribute Submissions for viewing by one or more Site users, including a chat area, message board, instant messaging, mobile messaging, social community environment, profile page, conversation page, blog, e-mail function (including electronic greeting cards and send-a-friend e-mails). You acknowledge that Public Forums and features offered therein are for public and not private communications, and you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any Submission to a Public Forum. We make no promise of security for any information you disclose through any of these media; you make such disclosures at your own risk. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the Submissions you Distribute on or through any Site under your username or otherwise by you in any Public Forum and for the consequences of submitting and posting same. We have no duty to monitor any Public Forum. Also, you should be skeptical about information provided by others, and you acknowledge that the use of any Submission posted in any Public Forum is at your own risk. For example, we are not responsible for, and we do not endorse, the opinions, advice or recommendations posted or sent by users in any Public Forum and we specifically disclaim any and all liability in connection therewith. We owe you no obligation, and therefore may refuse, to post, deliver, remove, modify or otherwise use or take any action with respect to Submissions you Distribute.
RULES OF CONDUCT
The following Rules of Conduct apply to the Sites. By using the Sites, you agree that you will not Distribute any Submission that:
is defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, or an invasion of a right of privacy of another person; is bigoted, hateful, or racially, ethnically, religously or otherwise offensive, including bullying or derogatory behavior of any kind; is violent, vulgar, obscene, pornographic or otherwise sexually explicit; or (d) otherwise harms or can reasonably be expected to harm any person or entity;
is illegal or encourages or advocates illegal activity or the discussion of illegal activities with the intent to commit them, including a Submission that is, or represents an attempt to engage in, child pornography, stalking, sexual assault, fraud, trafficking in obscene or stolen material, drug dealing and/or drug abuse, harassment, theft, or conspiracy to commit any criminal activity;
infringes or violates any right of a third party including: (a) copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or contractual rights; (b) right of privacy (specifically, you must not distribute another person’s personal information of any kind without their express permission) or publicity; or (c) any confidentiality obligation;
is commercial, business-related or advertises or offers to sell any products, services or otherwise (whether or not for profit), or solicits others (including solicitations for contributions or donations);
contains a virus or other harmful component, or otherwise tampers with, impairs or damages the Sites or any connected network, or otherwise interferes with any person or entity’s use or enjoyment of the Sites;
circumvents or attempts to circumvent any security features of the Sites or to solicit information or take any action seeking to enable any person to “spoof,” or otherwise use the identity or another User or
does not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of the relevant Public Forum; violates any restrictions applicable to a Public Forum, including its age restrictions and procedures; or is antisocial, disruptive, or destructive, including bullying, “flaming,” “spamming,” “flooding,” “trolling,” and “griefing” as those
terms are commonly understood and used on the Internet.
COOPERATION; REMOVAL OF SUBMISSIONS
CONTENT ACCESSIBLE THROUGH LINKS FROM SITES AND SEARCH RESULTS
THE CONTENT ON OR OTHERWISE RELATED IN ANY WAY TO SITES OR ANY THIRD PARTY SITES OR SERVICES LINKED TO FROM ANY SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, COMPATABILITY AND NONINFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY CONTENT WILL BE ERROR-FREE, THAT ACCESS THERETO WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE SUCH CONTENT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. MOREOVER, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT. YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ANY CLAIM AGAINST US WITH RESPECT TO CONTENT AND ANY CONTENT YOU PROVIDE TO THIRD PARTY SITES (INCLUDING CREDIT CARD AND OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION).
Furthermore, the Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or counseling advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or counselor with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or a situation in which a trained professional may be appropriate. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Reliance on any information appearing on a Site is strictly at your own risk. Sites may contain the opinions and views of other users. Given the interactive nature of these sites, we cannot endorse, guarantee, or be responsible for the accuracy, efficacy, or veracity of any content generated by our users. The Content of Sites are intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. Such content is not intended to, and do not, constitute legal, professional, medical or healthcare advice or diagnosis, and may not be used for such purposes. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in, or accessible through, the Sites without seeking the appropriate professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances from a licensed professional.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
JURISDICTIONAL and VENUE ISSUES and DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Any dispute arising out of or in connection with these Terms or your use of any Content or this Site or your access to or links to this Site, shall be resolved by arbitration before a single neutral arbitrator who shall be an attorney familiar with technology law and who shall be selected by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”)in New York, New York. The dispute shall be administered by the AAA in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules, as then in effect. Except for punitive damages (which may not be awarded), any provisional or equitable remedy which would be available from a court of law shall be available from the arbitrators to parties. The award of the arbitrators may be enforced in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Both parties hereby consent (a) to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State Of New York or to any Federal Court located within the State of New York for any action (i) to compel arbitration, (ii) to enforce the award of the arbitrators or (iii) at any time prior to the qualification and appointment of the arbitrators, for temporary, interim or provisional equitable remedies and (b) to service of process in any such action by registered mail or any other means provided by law. Some jurisdictions may provide additional rights to consumers. Those who choose to access a Site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws including any applicable local laws.
Supply of goods, services and software through Sites is subject to United States export control and economic sanctions requirements. By acquiring any such items through Sites, you represent and warrant that your acquisition comports with and your use of the item will comport with those requirements.
CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
We have adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination, in appropriate circumstances as determined by us in our sole discretion, of users who are infringers of copyright. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to Joni Albers, Director of Operations, Gina’s Ink, Incorporated, 32 Union Square East, #1008, New York, NY 10003, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.To be effective, the notification must be a written communication that includes the following:
A physical or electronic signature of person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
Identification of the material that is claimed to be infrinng or to be the subject of infrinng activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
We may ve you notice that we have removed or disabled access to certain material by means of a general notice on any Site, electronic mail to a user’s e-mail address in our records, or by written communication sent by first-class mail to your physical address in our records. If you receive such a notice, you may provide counter-notification in writing to the designated agent that includes the information below. To be effective, the counter-notification must be a written communication that includes the following:
Your physical or electronic signature;
Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
A statement from you under the penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
Your name, physical address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of a Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your physical address is located, or if your physical address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of allegedly infrinng material or an agent of such person.