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1. Modifications to this Agreement
2. Website Access
2.1 Subject to your compliance on a continuing basis with all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Company hereby grants you permission to use the Website only as set forth in this Agreement, and provided that: (i) your use of the Website as permitted is solely for your personal, noncommercial use; (ii) you will not copy or distribute any part of the Website in any medium without Company's prior written authorization; (iii) you will not alter or modify any part of the Website other than as expressly authorized and then only for such express purpose; (iv) you may not circumvent, disable, violate or attempt to violate, or otherwise interfere with the security or integrity of the Website, the proper operation of the Website, the features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content (as the term is defined below) or enforce limitations on use of the Website or the Content therein, or interfere with any activity being conducted on the Website; and (v) you may not decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up part of the Website.
2.3 You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," "offline readers," etc., that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the Company servers in a given period of time than a single human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional web browser. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website for any commercial solicitation purposes. Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to block access or discontinue services to offenders, and to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Company's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities.
3 Intellectual Property Rights
The content on the Website, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, files, images, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (collectively "Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"), are owned by or licensed to Company, or used on the Website in accordance with fair use provisions or the U.S. Copyright Act and equivalent exemptions under foreign laws and international conventions. Company reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content owned by or licensed to Company. You agree to not use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell or otherwise exploit for any other purposes whatsoever any Content, including, but not limited to, image, audio, and visual content, Marks, or other proprietary rights not owned by you, (i) without the express prior written consent of the respective owners, or (ii) in any way that violates any right of any third party. If you download or print a copy of the Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein.
This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Website. Company may terminate your access to the Website or your membership at any time, for any reason, and without warning. If your membership is terminated other than due to your breach of this Agreement or other misconduct, you may be entitled to a refund on a pro-rata basis.
Basic access to the Website is currently provided for free, but certain features of the Website may be accessible only to paid subscribers and Company reserves the right to change its fees and access policies from time to time, in its sole discretion. Company has a no charge-back, no refund policy, to the extent allowed by applicable law and except as otherwise expressly stated herein. You are free to cancel your subscription at any time. For your convenience billing is recurrent, so you should state your wish to cancel your membership at least 72 hours before it expires. Our customer service representatives are available between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm CST, Monday through Friday, and can be contacted through our customer service form at /help/contact
6. User Comments; Copyright Policy
6.1 The Website may permit users to post comments in certain areas of the Website ("User Comments"). You understand that Company does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any such User Comments.
6.2 You shall be solely responsible for your own User Comments and the consequences of posting or publishing them. You agree that Company has no liability with respect to any User Comments, and you hereby irrevocably release Company and its officers and directors, employees, agents, representatives and affiliates, from any and all liability arising out of or relating to User Comments or any part thereof. By submitting User Comments, you give Company a license to use and otherwise exploit such User Comments for any purpose in connection with the Website and Companyâ€™s other related services.
6.3 In connection with User Comments, you further agree that you will not: (i) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations; (ii) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, lewd, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, excessively violent, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate or objectionable; (iii) post advertisements or solicitations of business; or (iv) impersonate another person. Company does not endorse any User Comment or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Company expressly disclaims any and all responsibility or liability in connection with User Comments.
6.4 Company reserves the right to decide whether Content or a User Comment is inappropriate, or violates this Agreement, including without limitation, due to violations of intellectual property law, pornography, obscene or defamatory material, or excessive length. Company also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting by you, or to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, for any reason, without prior notice. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Company assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Website, Content, or User Comments for inappropriate conduct, or modifying or removing such conduct, Content or User Comments from the Website.
6.5 While Company does not actively monitor Content posted to the Website, it is Company's policy to (1) block access to or remove Content that it believes in good faith to be copyrighted material that has been illegally copied, displayed or distributed by any of its advertisers, affiliates, content providers, members or users; and (2) discontinue services to and remove repeat infringers
7. Third Party Websites
8. Warranty Disclaimer
To the fullest extent permitted by law, Company, its suppliers and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents disclaim all warranties, express or implied, in connection with the Website and your use thereof, including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. in addition, neither Company nor its suppliers, nor any of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents, makes any warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of the website's content or the content of any sites linked to the website, and assumes no liability or responsibility for any (i) errors, mistakes, or inaccuracies of content; (ii) personal injury or property damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from your access to and use of the Website; (iii) any unauthorized access to or use of the secure servers and/or any and all personal information and/or financial information stored therein; (iv) any interruption or cessation of transmission to or from the Website; (v) any bugs, viruses, trojan horses, or the like which may be transmitted to or through the Website by any third party; and/ or (vi) any errors or omissions in any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Website. Company does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any product or service advertised or offered by a third party through the Website or any hyperlinked website or featured in any advertising, and Company will not be a party to or in any way be responsible for monitoring any transaction between you and third-party providers of products or services. The Website is controlled and offered by Company from its facilities in the United States of America. Company makes no representations that the Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Website from other jurisdictions are responsible for compliance with local law.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Company, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, demands, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys' fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Website or any Content that you post thereon; or (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement or your representations and warranties set forth above.
By using the Website, you represent and warrant that (i) all registration information you submit is accurate and truthful; (ii) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (iii) you are 18 years of age or older; (iv) you do not find materials of an adult nature objectionable and have the legal right to access and possess such materials in the community from which you are accessing these materials and in which you reside, and (iv) your use of the Website does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your membership may be terminated without warning if Company believes that you are under 18 years of age. You will not permit any person(s) under the age of 18 (or who are otherwise not legally permitted) to have access to any of the materials contained on the Website.
11. Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Company, its suppliers, or their respective officers, directors, employees, or agents, be liable to you or any third party for any indirect, incidental, special, punitive, or consequential damages whatsoever, including lost profits, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not the Company is advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction. Subject to the foregoing, Company's liability to you for any reason, will be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to Company for the Company services in connection with the Website during the term of your membership.
You may not transfer or assign this Agreement or any rights and licenses granted hereunder without the Company's prior written consent. The Company may freely transfer, assign, or delegate this Agreement, and any of its rights or obligations hereunder.
If there is any dispute about or involving the Website, you agree that the dispute shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to conflict of laws provisions. Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of this Agreement shall be finally settled by arbitration in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, using the English language in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. ("JAMS") then in effect, by one commercial arbitrator(s) with substantial experience in resolving intellectual property and commercial contract disputes, who shall be selected from the appropriate list of JAMS arbitrators in accordance with the Arbitration Rules and Procedures of JAMS. Any arbitrator so selected shall have substantial experience in the media industry. The arbitrator shall have the authority to grant specific performance and to allocate between the parties the costs of arbitration (including service fees, arbitrator fees and all other fees related to the arbitration) in such equitable manner as the arbitrator may determine. The prevailing party in the arbitration shall be entitled to receive reimbursement of its reasonable expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees, expert witness fees and all other expenses) incurred in connection therewith. Judgment upon the award so rendered may be entered in a court having jurisdiction or application may be made to such court for judicial acceptance of any award and an order of enforcement, as the case may be. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party shall have the right to institute an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for preliminary injunctive relief pending a final decision by the arbitrator. For all purposes of this Agreement, the parties consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the courts of the Netherlands. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Company's failure to assert any right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. You and Company agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Website must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
14. Corporate Address
P.O. Box 31204
Chicago, IL 60631