Last Modified: December 15, 2013
1. Eligibility; Acceptance of Terms.
By accessing or linking to this Site, you assume the risk that this Site and all of the content it contains, or may in the future contain, including, but not limited to, articles, opinions, other text, directories, guides, photographs, illustrations, images, video and audio clips and advertising copy, as well as the trademarks, logos, domain names, trade names, service marks and any and all copyrightable material (including source and object code) and/or any other form of intellectual property (collectively, the “Content“) on this Site may be incomplete, inaccurate, out of date, or may not meet your needs and requirements. Further, we may add, change, discontinue, remove or suspend any of the Content at any time, without notice to you and without liability. Dottmedia assumes no obligation to update the Content.
As a User of the Site, you agree not to use the Content for any unlawful purposes and not to violate Dottmedia’s rights or the rights of others. Dottmedia reserves the right to object or otherwise take action against any such use. The Site is to be used solely for your noncommercial, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable and limited personal use and for no other purposes.
3. Trademarks and Copyrights.
The contents of an Email (including any attachments) you receive from Dottmedia are confidential to the sender and the intended recipient. The information contained in such Email may also be subject to legal privilege or otherwise protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, you may not copy, forward, disclose or otherwise use any part of such email in any form whatsoever. Please delete and destroy all copies of the Email in your possession. Please also reply to the sender and notify him or her that you have received such Email in error. Any views or opinions expressed in an Email that you receive from Dottmedia are solely those of the author of such Email and do not necessarily represent those of Dottmedia unless specifically stated. The content of an Email that you receive from Dottmedia does not create, amend, modify or form any part of a contract, an entitlement or a binding obligation unless specifically stated. Email messages may contain computer viruses or other defects. It is your responsibility to carry out appropriate virus and other checks to ensure that Email messages and attachments do not damage your systems or data. Email messages may not be accurately replicated on other systems, or may be modified, deleted or intercepted without the knowledge of the sender or the intended recipient. You should also be aware that Email submissions over the Internet may not be secure, and you should consider this before Emailing the Site or Dottmedia any information. Dottmedia is not responsible for any improper, untimely, or incomplete transmission. Please note that Dottmedia reserves the right to intercept, monitor, review and retain Email messages from external and internal sources as permitted by applicable law.
5. Rules of Conduct.
Your use of the Site is subject to all applicable local, state, national laws and regulations and, in some cases, international treaties. You shall not use, allow, or enable others to use the Site, or knowingly condone use of this Site by others, in any manner that is, attempts to, or is likely to:
• be libelous, defamatory, indecent, vulgar or obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit or sexually suggestive, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harmful, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, objectionable, discriminatory, or abusive, or which may or may appear to impersonate anyone else,
• affect us adversely or reflect negatively on us, the Site, our goodwill, name or reputation or cause duress, distress or discomfort to us or anyone else, or discourage any person, firm or enterprise from using all or any portion, features or functions of the Site, or from advertising, linking or becoming a supplier to us in connection with the Site,
• send or result in the transmission of junk email, chain letters, duplicative or unsolicited messages, or so-called “spamming” and “phishing”,
• violate Dottmedia’s rights or the rights of others,
• be used for commercial or business purposes, including, without limitation, advertising, marketing or offering goods or services, whether or not for financial or any other form of compensation or through linking with any other website or web pages,
• transmit, distribute or upload programs or material that contain malicious code, such as viruses, timebombs, cancelbots, worms, trojan horses, spyware, or other potentially harmful, disruptive or destructive programs or other material or information,
• forge any TCP/IP packet header or part of the header information in any email or Posting (as hereinafter defined) for any reason,
• violate any laws, regulations, judicial or governmental order or any treaties, or violate or infringe upon any intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy or any other rights of ours or of any other person, firm or enterprise; gain unauthorized access to and/or use the Site, other users’ names, passwords, personally identifiable information or other computers, websites or pages, connected or linked to the Site or to use the Site in any manner which violates or is inconsistent with the terms and conditions of this Agreement,
• modify, disrupt, impair, alter or interfere with the use, features, functions, operation or maintenance of the Site or the rights of use and enjoyment of the Site by any other person, firm or enterprise, or
• collect, obtain, compile, gather, transmit, reproduce, delete, revise, view or display any material or information, whether personally identifiable or not, posted by or concerning any other person, firm or enterprise, in connection with their or your use of the Site, unless you have obtained the express, prior permission of such other person, firm or enterprise to do so.
You understand, acknowledge and agree that we have the right to moderate, delete, re-format and/or change your Postings in any manner that we may determine (although you will not be responsible for any such changes made).
The amount of storage space on the Site per user is limited. Some Postings may not be processed due to space constraints or outbound message limitations. You understand, acknowledge and agree that we assume no responsibility for deletion of Postings or any failure to store, receive or deliver Postings in a timely manner or any other matter relating to Postings.
7. Rights and Obligations Regarding Content You Submit to the Site.
When you send User Submissions to the Site or Dottmedia, you irrevocably grant to Dottmedia a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to use the User Submission, in whole or in part, alone or together with or as part of any other information, content and/or material of any kind or nature, including, without limitation, the right to use all right, title and interest in all patents, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade identities, copyrights, trade secrets, logos, domain names, know-how, source code and object code, mask-work rights, inventions, moral rights, author’s rights, algorithms, rights in packaging, goodwill and other intellectual property and proprietary rights whatsoever in your User Submissions.
You further agree that Dottmedia will have the unfettered right throughout the universe, in perpetuity, without any credit or compensation to you, to use, reuse, modify, alter, display, archive, publish, sub-license, perform, reproduce, disclose, transmit, broadcast, post, sell, translate, create derivative works of, distribute and use for advertising, marketing, publicity and promotional purposes, any of your User Submissions or portions of your User Submissions, and your name, voice, likeness and other identifying information, in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now known or developed in the future for any purposes whatsoever including, without limitation, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such User Submissions.
You hereby waive any moral rights you may have in and to any of your User Submissions, even if such material is altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you.
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10. Linking Policy and Links to Third Party Websites.
THE SITE, THE CONTENT, AND ALL EMAILS SENT BY DOTTMEDIA OR AFFILIATES (“EMAILS“) ARE PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS SITE, THE CONTENT, AND THE EMAILS MAY CONTAIN INACCURACIES AND TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. DOTTMEDIA MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY FACTS, ADVICE, OPINIONS, VIEWS, STATEMENTS, RECOMMENDATIONS OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED ON OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE SITE, THE CONTENT, AND/OR THE EMAILS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY RELIANCE UPON ANY SUCH FACTS, ADVICE, OPINIONS, VIEWS, STATEMENTS RECOMMENDATIONS, OR OTHER INFORMATION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT DOTTMEDIA DOES NOT GIVE TAX, LEGAL OR INVESTMENT ADVICE OR ADVOCATE THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF ANY SECURITY OR INVESTMENT. REFERENCE TO ANY PRODUCT, PROCESS, PUBLICATION OR SERVICE OF ANY THIRD PARTY BY TRADE NAME, DOMAIN NAME, TRADEMARK, SERVICE MARK, LOGO, MANUFACTURER OR OTHERWISE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ITS ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION BY DOTTMEDIA. DOTTMEDIA MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE SUITABILITY, FUNCTIONALITY, AVAILABILITY OR OPERATION OF THIS SITE, THE CONTENT, OR THE EMAILS. THIS SITE MAY BE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO MAINTENANCE OR MALFUNCTION OF COMPUTER EQUIPMENT. DOTTMEDIA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT, THE SITE, OR THE EMAILS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITE, THE CONTENT, OR THE EMAILS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE, THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THE SITE AND/OR THE CONTENT AVAILABLE, AND THE EMAILS ARE FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
12. Limitations of Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL DOTTMEDIA BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHETHER BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE, THE CONTENT, THE EMAILS, OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE TECHNICAL OPERATION OF THE SITE, THE CONTENT, OR THE EMAILS, EVEN IF DOTTMEDIA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, OR THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, THE SITE, THE CONTENT, OR THE EMAILS. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL DOTTMEDIA BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO ANY COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SECURITY BREACH, VIRUS, BUG, TAMPERING, UNAUTHORIZED INTERVENTION, FRAUD, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER LINE FAILURE OR ANY OTHER TECHNICAL OR OTHER MALFUNCTION. IN NO EVENT WILL DOTTMEDIA BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR LOSS OR INJURY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF SOME TYPES OF DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.