Terms and Conditions of Use
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE (THE "TERMS")
Please take a few moments to read and consider our Terms set out below.
1. THESE TERMS
1.1 These Terms govern the use of the this website ("the Website") by any visitor or user ("you"/"your") and should be read carefully before any such use.
1.2 By accessing or using the Website or by selecting "yes" in the box next to the "Accept Terms and Conditions" section of the registration screen you are indicating your consent to these terms and you accept and agree to be legally bound by these Terms and acknowledge that the owner of the Website ("we"/"us"/"our"), has the right to amend or vary the Terms and any of the contents of the Website from time to time at our sole discretion.
1.3 Amendments or variations made to these Terms will take effect when they are posted on the Website and, as a result, you should check the current version of the Terms each time you access the Website. The Terms, as amended or varied from time to time, apply to all use of and access to the Website, both now and in the future.
2.1 The Website is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. We make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the Website or the information or content contained on the Website. Without limiting the foregoing, we do not represent or warrant that the Website or any of its contents are accurate, current, complete, free from technical or typographical errors, free from changes or harmful components introduced by third parties or free from periodic interruption or errors of any other type.
2.2 To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we shall not be liable to any person or entity for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or incidental losses or damages, including (without limitation) lost profits or revenues, loss of opportunity, costs of replacement goods or services, loss or damage to data or business interruption, arising out of or related to:
(a) any access to or use of or inability to access or use the Website, any other hyperlinked website or any other information or product included or described within the Website; or
(b) any person or entity's reliance on the information presented; and
(c) in each case whether arising in tort (including negligence), contract or otherwise even if you have advised us of the possibility of such damages.
2.3 You expressly agree that your use of the Website is at your own risk.
2.4 You hereby release us, and all of our officers, directors, agents and employees, from any liability for any claims, losses or damages arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Website.
2.5 Any products or services which appear on the Website are for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation of them.
2.6 The Terms and your use of the Website are governed by laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in respect of any disputes arising out of or in connection with the Terms or your access or use of the Website.
3.1 In order to access many pages and features of the Website you need to register and create a profile. When you first register you are required to submit specific information in order to complete your registration with the Website. You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information when registering.
3.2 As part of the registration process you will also be asked to create a user name and password. We may at any time, at our sole discretion, refuse to grant you or revoke a user name (and associated profile) that we consider:
(a) impersonates someone else;
(b) is or may be protected by trade-mark law; or
(c) to be:
(i) offensive; or
(ii) otherwise inappropriate.
3.3 Your chosen password must be 6-10 characters long.
3.4 Once signed up, you shall be solely responsible for all activities occurring under your user name and for keeping your password secure.
5.1 You must be over 16 years of age to register as a user and by signing up to the Website you represent and warrant that you are of age and that you have the capacity to understand, agree to and comply with these terms.
5.2 We may refuse registration, remove or limit access to anyone who does not comply with our user Code of Conduct, as set out below.
6. USER CODE OF CONDUCT
6.1 When you access or use the Website, you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct. We may, at any time and in our sole discretion, revoke and terminate your user name and associated profile if you fail to comply with the rules set out in this Code of Conduct.
6.2 By agreeing to these Terms you agree not to:
(a) defame, abuse, harass, stalk or threaten any other users of the Website or transmit, send, submit, post, publish, upload or share in any way material that is (or we consider to be) harmful, threatening, obscene, indecent, unlawful, defamatory, profane, invasive, infringing, inappropriate, hateful, extremist or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
(b) use the Website as a source of any affiliation to or in the pursuit of furthering the trade of drugs, arms or any other unlawful or objectionable activity or submit or share in any way materials that are unlawful or promote or encourage illegal activity or that would violate the property rights of others;
(c) compile or collect email addresses or other contact information of users of the Website, including user names, by electronic or other means or use any other users' personal data for any purposes other than those expressly permitted by us;
(d) transmit, send, submit, post, publish, upload or share in any way materials of any kind owned by any third party without such third party's prior consent;
(e) create a false or misleading identity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, including, but not limited to, for the purpose of misleading others as to the identity of the sender or the origin of a message;
(f) transmit, send, submit, post, publish, upload or share in any way any material that contains in any form software viruses or such programs or files designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware;
(g) attempt to gain access to parts of the Website where access rights have not been given to you through any means;
(h) attempt to gain unauthorised access to any other user's accounts through any means;
(i) transmit, send, submit, post, publish, upload or share in any way content that infringes any intellectual property rights, rights of privacy or other proprietary right of any party or infringes any other applicable law;
(j) transmit, send, submit, post, publish, upload or share in any way any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, 'junk mail', 'spam', 'chain letters', 'pyramid schemes', or any other form of solicitation;
(k) harass or intimidate any other users of the Website in any way.
7. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE WEBSITE
7.1 We do not screen, edit or actively review any postings to users' profiles prior to their appearance on the Website and postings on users' profiles or postings on forums do not necessarily reflect our views. We do, however, reserve the right to monitor all materials posted on users' profiles and on forums and to remove any which we, or other users, consider to be misleading, deceptive, offensive, inappropriate or otherwise in breach of standards set out in our Code of Conduct, above.
7.2 If you become aware of any postings or profiles on the Website which you consider to be misleading, deceptive, offensive, inappropriate or otherwise in breach of standards set out in our Code of Conduct, please click on the [report abuse link].
8. UPLOADING MATERIAL TO THE WEBSITE
8.1 The Website allows you to post and upload various materials to your or another user's profile. Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to the Website, or to make contact with other users of the Website, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Code of Conduct, above.
9. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
9.1 The trade marks and logos ("Marks") displayed on the Website are the property of the Website owner or other third parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without the prior written consent of the Website owner or the relevant third party proprietor of the Marks, and you acknowledge that any such use may constitute an infringement of the relevant proprietor's rights.
9.2 Excluding materials which are posted by you or other users, you acknowledge that all intellectual property rights in all materials on the Website remain the property of the Website owner or the relevant third party proprietor, licensor or other content owner and is protected under all relevant copyright, trade mark and other applicable laws. We grant you a license to access and view the Website and its content (to the extent that you have been authorised to do so) solely for non-commercial purposes. Except as expressly permitted, no portion of the information on the Website may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, without prior written permission from the relevant owner.
9.3 You shall retain ownership of any materials that you post, but by posting your materials, you will licence us and any user's of the Website to access, view and use such material. You should therefore only post materials which you agree that we or other users of the Website can access, view and use.
10.1 You may link to the Website's home page or your own user profile or your own Hub, provided you do so in a way that 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 where none exists.
10.2 The Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the Website other than the home page or your own user profile. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The site from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Code of Conduct, above.
10.3 The Website contains links to third party websites. Access to any other website through a link on the Website is at your own risk and we are not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on these sites or the security of any link or communication with those sites.
10.4 We reserve the right to terminate a link to a third party site at any time.
10.5 The provision of a link to a third party website through the Website does not mean that we endorse, authorise or sponsor that website nor does it mean that we are affiliated with the third party website's owners or sponsors.
11. USER DISPUTES
11.1 Please note that you are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Website.
12.1 You agree to indemnify us from any losses, liabilities, costs and/or proceedings brought against us or any costs, claims, demands, expenses and liabilities suffered or incurred by us arising from your use of the Website and/or any other person or entity's use of the Website where such person or entity was able to access the Website using your password. If you are a governmental entity this provision only applies to the extent permitted by the laws of the state your organization is organized in, in an amount no greater than $25,000.
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