The Company may post additional guidelines or rules, whether relating to particular subparts of the Web Site or otherwise (the “Subpart Terms”) from time to time. Any Subpart Terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference; provided, however, that in the event of a direct conflict between any Subpart Terms and the terms set forth on this page, the terms hereof shall control.
The contents of the Web Site are protected by copyright and other laws in both the United States and elsewhere. The contents of this Web Site include both content owned or controlled by the Company and content owned or controlled by third parties and licensed to the Company. The Company authorizes you to view any material on the Web Site solely for your personal, noncommercial use. The Web Site is for your personal, noncommercial use. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Web Site.
The Right to Monitor. The Company reserves the right to monitor, for any purpose, any use of the Web Site at any time.
Certain Company Rights. In addition to reserving the right to monitor, for any purpose, any Internet Forum at any time, the Company also reserves the right at any time (1) to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable policy, law, regulation, legal process, government request, or similar or (2) to edit, refuse to post or remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, for any reason whatsoever, in the Company’s sole discretion.
You may report any communication that you believe to be contrary to any provision of this Agreement by sending e-mail to [email protected] If the Company discovers any communication that is alleged not to conform to any term hereof, then the Company may, but need not, investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication; provided, however, that the Company will have no liability or responsibility for the performance or nonperformance of such activities.
Intellectual Property. The Web Site is expressly owned and operated by the Company. Unless otherwise noted, the design features and content of the Web Site, including information and other materials, illustrations, product layout and design, icons, navigational buttons, images, artwork, graphics, photography, images, text, data, audio sound, software, and infrastructure, as well as the selection, assembly and arrangement thereof, are owned by the Company or its affiliates or are licensed from third parties by the Company. The Web Site, in whole and in part, is protected by copyright, trademark, service mark, trade name, and other intellectual property and other proprietary rights, and all such rights are reserved.
License. The Company does not claim ownership of the content you or other users provide, post, upload, input or submit to the Web Site. However, by posting or submitting content to the Web Site you are granting the Company a royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use your submission in connection with the operation of the Web Site and use by the Company in advertising, marketing and promotional activities and materials without compensation to you, such license to include the right to reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the submission alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such rights.
The Company may, in its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue operation of the Web Site, or any part hereof. Any such termination may be effected without any prior notice. Upon any such termination, the Company may immediately deactivate or delete your membership and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Web Site generally. Further, the Company shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Web Site.
The Company respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. The Company may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, remove, or disable access to material on the Web Site that it believes or is notified may infringe on the rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide the Company’s Copyright Agent the following information:
The Company’s Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Web Site can be reached by sending e-mail to: [email protected]
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates and strategic partners from and against any third party claims, actions or demands, arising or resulting from your use of the Web Site or your breach of the terms of this Agreement. The Company shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit or proceeding and reasonably assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.
This Agreement is governed by the internal laws of the State of Texas and the State of California, U.S.A. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Texas and California, USA in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Web Site. Use of the Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions including, without limitation, this paragraph. If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law, 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. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and the Company with respect to the Web Site and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications, proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and the Company with respect to the Web Site.