PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE TERMS REQUIRE THAT DISPUTES BE RESOLVED ONLY IN A FORUM IN BELL COUNTY, TEXAS, USA. Please review the Applicable Laws and Disputes section of these Terms for complete details.
MODIFICATION OF THESE TERMS
From time to time, we may change these Terms. When we do, the “Last Modified” line below will be revised. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to the Terms indicates your acceptance of those changes. Unless we provide you with specific notice, no changes to the Terms will apply retroactively.
The Site is not intended for use by people who are younger than age 13. Do not use the Site if you are under 13.
PERSONAL USE OF SITE
The Site is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You shall not sell or commercially exploit in any manner the Site, access to the Site or any of the content that is featured or displayed on the Site (“Content”). You shall not modify, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, create derivative works from or transfer any of the Content without our express written permission. You acknowledge that any unauthorized use of any Content could cause irreparable harm to us and agree that in the event of any such unauthorized use, we will be entitled to an injunction in addition to any other remedies available at law or in equity.
We may suspend or terminate your account or your use of the Site at any time, for any reason or for no reason, including in the event that you violate these Terms, we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us or we believe that your actions may cause losses to, or legal liability for, you, other users of the Site or us.
You shall not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site or any website provided as part of the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. You shall not (a) take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure, (b) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of any of the Site or (c) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site.
Any comment, material, information or other communication that you post, upload or submit to the Site or that is displayed on the Site at your direction (each a “Communication”) will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we will be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any Communication.
You are responsible for your Communications. You shall ensure that your Communications do not infringe any copyright or trademark, do not defame or constitute trade libel with respect to any person, entity, product or service, or violate any other rights of any other of another person or entity. You shall be solely liable for any claims, damages or other liabilities resulting from your use of the Site or your uploading, posting, or submission of any Communication or the content of any of your Communications.
Any opinions, advice, statements or other information contained in Communications are those of the author and not of us. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any Communication. Please do your best to ensure that your own Communications are accurate.
By posting, uploading or otherwise submitting any Communication, you grant to us a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, sell, translate, create derivative works from, archive, aggregate, distribute, transmit, perform and display such Communication and your name, likeness, voice, statements and endorsements as incorporated therein, in whole or in part, in any manner and in any media, format or technology, whether now or later known or developed, including all promotion, advertising, marketing, merchandising, publicity and any other ancillary uses thereof, and including the unlimited right to sublicense such rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe, without any further notice or payment to or permission from you.
We may, but are not obligated to, monitor or review Communications. We are not in any manner responsible for the content of Communications. By providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated and/or user-submitted content on the Site, we are not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any such content, including without limitation any liability arising under the laws relating to copyrights, trademarks, defamation, privacy or obscenity or any other applicable law. However, we reserve the right to block or remove any Communication, including without limitation any Communication that in our sole discretion we determine violates the Code of Conduct.
The Site contains reviews, opinions and information regarding products and services manufactured or provided by third parties. We are not responsible in any way for such products and services, and nothing contained on the Site should be construed as a guarantee of the functionality, utility, safety or reliability of any product or services reviewed or discussed on the Site. Please follow the directions provided by the manufacturer or service provider when using any product or service reviewed or discussed on the Site.
Although we use reasonable efforts to ensure that the Content we prepare is accurate and informative, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the Content. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in such Content, any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your reliance on such Content or the use of any product or service reviewed or discussed in such Content.
The Site may from time to time include Content concerning medical or health-related products or services. However, we do not provide medical advice. The reader should consult his or her medical or health professional before adopting any suggestion contained in, drawing any inference from or taking any other action in reliance on any Content that addresses medical or health issues. Please be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions and comply with the advice of your medical or health professional when using any medical or health-related device or medication or undertaking any health-related activities or program. We are not responsible for any adverse consequences of any medical or health decision or the use of any medical or health-related product or service.
We make no warranties or representations about the accuracy or completeness of any Content or any Communication.
ALL OF THE CONTENT, COMMUNICATIONS, INFORMATION AND FUNCTIONALITY CONTAINED IN AND/OR PROVIDED VIA THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, AND WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE SITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OF THE CONTENT OR COMMUNICATIONS IN THE SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, USEFULNESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE. THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IF THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH YOU RESIDE.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL, DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION UNDER CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, OR ANY OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR PERFORMANCE OF THE INFORMATION, SITE, PRODUCTS, FUNCTIONALITY AND MATERIALS AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us harmless from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation by you of these Terms and/or your use of the Site.
APPLICABLE LAW AND DISPUTES
These Terms will be governed by and interpreted in all respects in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of California, without regard to its choice of law provisions. Except as specified herein, any disputes directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to the Terms or the Site will be resolved exclusively in the state or federal courts located in Bell County, Texas or Texas Judicial District 12. You hereby irrevocably consent to such venue and to the exclusive jurisdiction of any such court over any such dispute. Any and all disputes directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to the Terms or the Site will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Any and all claims, judgments and awards will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event shall you be entitled to recovery of attorneys’ fees. Under no circumstances will any claimant be permitted to obtain any award for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.
Any cause of action or claim you may have directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to the Terms or the Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.
Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any of these Terms. We may assign our rights and duties hereunder to any party at any time.
We make no representation that the contents of the Site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside of United States of America. Access to the Site from territories where their content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Site from locations outside of the United States of America do so on their own initiative and risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You may not use or export any Content in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations.
The Site is our property. The Site may include content owned by others that is licensed to us. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. We allow the use of OUR images on social media as long as any link(s) posted lead to our website and that we are credited with ownership of the image(s). We may also grant specific licenses to our images for use on other sites with prior written consent via email. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DISALLOW THE USE OF OUR IMAGES AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON. All such images will be marked or identified either in a photo caption or at the end of an article. Be advised that we use many stock photos from various sources (including but not limited to: Shutterstock.com, Bigstockphoto.com, and Dollarphotoclub.com) and that those stock images are COPYRIGHTED BY THEIR RESPECTIVE OWNERS. We retain license to use these photos and they can be shared in conjunction with our site on social media outlets subject to the terms of the respective stock photo provider’s TOS. Other images are owned by product manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers which we have negotiated permission to use. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO USE THEM. WHEN IN DOUBT, ASK.
NOTICES AND PROCEDURES FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement (“Notices”) should be sent to our designated agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO OR NOT COMPLYING WITH THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE.
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users and visitors to do the same. We will process and investigate Notices and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of a Notice complying with the DMCA, we will act to remove or disable access to any material found to be infringing or found to be the subject of infringing activity and will act to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is found to be infringing.
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us the following information. Please be advised that to be effective, the Notice must include ALL of the following:
- a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed;
- a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
- your address, telephone number, and email address and all other information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Notices of claimed copyright infringement should be directed to:
By email: [email protected] – (Please include “Notice of Infringement” in the subject line.)
IMPORTANT NOTE: THE PRECEDING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED EXCLUSIVELY FOR NOTIFYING US THAT YOUR COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL MAY HAVE BEEN INFRINGED. ALL OTHER INQUIRIES, SUCH AS PRODUCT OR SERVICE RELATED QUESTIONS AND REQUESTS, WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE THROUGH THIS PROCESS.
ACCOUNT REGISTRATION AND SECURITY
You may be required to create an account to have access to the Site or particular features or components thereof. If you create an account, you shall (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself (“Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and/or restrict or prohibit your use of the Site or any portion thereof. You are responsible for the security and confidentiality of your password and account and for any and all activities that occur under your account. You shall not share your account information or your user name and password with any third party or permit any third party to log onto the Site using your account information. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security of which you become aware. You are responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the Site. You shall not create multiple accounts for your own use or open an account for anyone else.
CODE OF CONDUCT
You shall not, and shall not authorize or facilitate any attempt by another person or entity to:
- Post, transmit, or cause to be exhibited or displayed on or using the Site any Communication that is harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, vulgar, offensive, obscene, pornographic, lewd, lascivious or otherwise objectionable, in whole or in part, or that interferes with anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Site, as determined by us in our sole discretion;
- Post, transmit, or cause to be exhibited or displayed on or using the Site any Communication that infringes another person or entity’s copyright, trademark, right of publicity or other personal or proprietary right or violates any applicable law;
- Impersonate another person or entity;
- Solicit personally identifiable information from any person;
- Engage in disruptive activity such as posting Communications that are unrelated to a forum’s designated topic or theme; or
- Invade the privacy of any person, including posting personally identifying or otherwise private or sensitive information about a person without their consent or harvesting personally identifiable information about users of the Site.
The Site may contain links to other sites on the Internet, all of which have their own privacy and data collection practices. Links to sites are provided only for your convenience and you access such sites at your own risk. Links do not imply that we sponsor, endorse, are affiliated with or associated with, or have been legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, service mark, design, logo, symbol or other copyrighted material displayed on or accessible through such sites.
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Last updated November 7, 2018.