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Terms of Use

We provide the use of, and access to, our websites subject to the following terms of use. Please read the following to learn more about our terms of use.

What These Terms of Use Cover

* Our terms of use cover your access to and use of this website, and all other websites and pages owned or operated by us.
* In addition, our customers are subject to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, which are incorporated herein by reference.
* These terms of use do not apply to websites that we do not own or operate. Our associated companies may have their own Terms of Use.

Acceptance of Terms

* You may access our websites only subject to these terms of use.
* By using any of our pages, in any way accessing this website, or using our other services, you are accepting these Terms of Use.

Our Privacy Policy

* All information that we obtain from or about you is subject to our Privacy Policy.
* By providing us with information, or using any of our websites or services, you consent to the collection and use of this information as set forth in the Privacy Policy.

Password and Security

* You may receive a password and account designation upon registering on our website. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account.
* You agree to (a) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these Terms of Use.

Prohibited Activities

By using any of our websites or accessing any information contained on any our websites or system, you agree not engage or assist in any of the following conduct:

* Using spiders, robots or otherwise harvesting other's e-mail addresses or telephone numbers from any of our sites or server for purposes of sending unsolicited or unauthorized material.
* Manipulating identifiers, such as e-mail headers, to disguise the origin of any content transmitted to or through our computer systems.
* Relaying e-mail from a third party's mail servers without the permission of that third party.
* Using or causing to be used our computer systems to facilitate the transmission of unsolicited or unauthorized material. This includes any promotional materials, URLs, junk mail, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation that you may upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available.
* Uploading, posting, emailing, or transmitting the same message, URL, or post multiple times.
* Disrupting the normal flow of dialogue, or causing the screen to scroll faster than users of the service are able to type, or otherwise acting in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to use any service.
* Harm minors in any way.
* Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, us or any of our representatives, or falsely state, imply or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with us or any person or entity.
* Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content.
* Upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any content or material that:
o is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.
o you do not have a right to make available under any law or under a contractual or fiduciary relationship with us or any third party (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements)
o infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights which belong to us or any third party
o is unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation
o contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
* Interfere with or disrupt servers or networks, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks.
* Violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the Federal Trade Commission, and any regulations having the force of law.
* Provide material support or resources (or to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources) to any organization designated by the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
* Collect or store personal data about other users or our customers.
* Attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into our websites.
* Infringe on any of our trade names, trademarks or service marks.
* Use our name, our logo or any other of our trademarks or trade names or those of our affiliates, or any confusingly similar names, in the conduct of any business.
* Use the name or likeness of any of our spokespersons, or employees.
* Infringe on any of our copyrights, copy or links to our website or any of our other websites or our affiliates, copy or use any of our text, graphics or online content or that of our affiliates.
* Contact or solicit our other customers or any third party.
* Engage in any unlawful, unfair or deceptive business practice.

Nothing in these Terms of Use is intended to grant any right to transmit e-mail to or through our computer systems. We do not waive any rights by the failure to enforce this policy in every instance in which it might apply.

Registration Obligations

* In consideration of your use of the website, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract, are over 18 years of age, and are not barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction.
* You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration form.

Content

* Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution or public exhibition of the content and materials provided on any portion of our website, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.
* You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any content created by related by us or submitted to us, including without limitation information in our forums or message boards, and in all other parts of any website.
* Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content on any of its websites, including, but not limited to, for 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 by us.
* With respect to any content or information you submit to us, in any way or make available for inclusion on any of our websites, you grant us the following perpetual, world-wide, royalty free rights and license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such content.
* Please remember that our websites are designed to appeal to a broad audience. Accordingly, it is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian to determine whether access to any of our services or content is appropriate for a minor.

International Use

* Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
* You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Modification and Cancellation

* We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the use or content of any of our websites any of our services, or any part thereof, with or without notice.
* We shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, cancellation or discontinuance.

Dealings with Others

* Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through any of our websites, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that
* We shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such persons.

Copyright and Legal Claims

We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, your intellectual property rights, or any applicable laws, rules or regulations have been otherwise violated, please provide us with the following information:

* an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other interest
* a description of the work, property or requirement 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
* a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law
* a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate and that you are the intellectual property owner or are authorized to act.

Warranty Exclusions

ALL OF OUR WEBSITES AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES, COSTS OR DAMAGES ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF ANY OF OUR WEBSITES, ANY SERVICES WE PROVIDE OR THE ADVERTISING OF OUR PRODUCTS. NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS GIVEN OR ASSUMED BY US OR OUR AFFILIATES, AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND TERMS ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED AND EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION GIVEN BY US OR ANY OF OUR REPRESENTATIVES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.

Damage Limitations

OUR CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF OR ACCESS TO ANY OF OUR WEBSITES SHALL NOT EXCEED THE HIGHER OF US$1,000.00 OR THE TOTAL AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID TO US WITHIN THE PRIOR YEAR. WE, AND OUR AFFILIATES SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR ANY PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LOST PROFITS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND EVEN IF ANY EXCLUSIVE REMEDY PROVIDED FOR FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold us, and our subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, employees and business partners harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post, transmit or make available through any of our services, your use of any of our websites or content, your violation of these terms of service, our Privacy Policy or Terms and Conditions, or your violation of any rights of another.

Other Terms

* Any controversy, dispute or claim of any nature whatsoever arising out of, in connection with or in relation to your use of any our website or these Terms of Use, or involving you and us, including the issue of arbitrability, will be resolved by binding arbitration before a retired judge at JAMS in Santa Monica, California in accordance with its rules. If you are not a resident of the United States, the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules shall apply and JAMS will be the appointing authority. The prevailing party will be awarded all costs and expenses, including without limitation all arbitration, expert witness and attorney fees, costs and expenses. Judgment on any interim or final award may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction.
* These terms of service and the relationship between you and us shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You consent to exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue in Los Angeles County, California, and agree that it shall be the sole forum and venue for any and all disputes involving us.
* The failure of us to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these terms of service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If one or more provisions of these terms shall be held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected.
* These terms of service may be revised or amended by us at any time in its sole discretion, by posting the revised terms on our website, and the amended terms will become effective upon posting. No one may modify or waive any of these terms, except in writing signed by the President of our company.
* These terms of service constitute the entire agreement between you and us and govern your access to and use of any of our websites. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase products or services from us, our affiliates or third-parties.

Violations

* Please report any violations of these Terms of Use, or our Terms and Conditions or Privacy Policy, to us at the address listed on our website under "Contact Us".

Questions and Suggestions

* If you have questions or suggestions, you can contact us at the address listed on our website under "Contact Us".

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2007 20:53:31 PST home  |  about  |  terms  |  contact
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