Last Updated 4/1/2013
MODIFICATION OF TERMS
We may, from time to time, without notice, update or revise the Terms of Service. If we update or revise the Terms of Service, we will notify you either by email to your most recently-provided e-mail address, or by posting the updated or revised Terms of Service on the Site. Your use of the Site following any such update or revision constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms of Service as updated or revised. You can view the most current Terms of Service at any time by clicking on the Terms of Service link at the bottom of the Site’s home page. It is your responsibility to review the Terms of Service periodically.
You agree that Company may, at any time and at our sole discretion, with or without notice to you, terminate any and all accounts you have established at the Site (your “Account(s)”), your access to the Site or suspend or block your access to the Site. Upon termination of the Subscriber’s Account(s), Subscriber’s right to use the Services, access the Site, and any content as provided in the Terms of Service will immediately cease. Any fees paid or accrued hereunder are non-refundable. Company is not liable to any third party for the termination or revocation of your Account and/or access to our Services. All provisions of the Terms of Service, which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, limitations of liability and miscellaneous. You may terminate certain Services at anytime by clicking on the “Contact Us” link or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Service is intended solely for users who are thirteen (13) years of age or older. Any registration by, use of, or access to the Service by anyone under 13 is unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of these Terms of Service. By using the Services you represent and warrant that you are 13 or older, and that you agree to all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service.
SITE CONTENTS/INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
You are on notice that all materials displayed or provided on the Site (including, but not limited to text, graphics, games, applications, articles, information, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, collectively, the “Content”) may constitute our intellectual property. Accordingly, you agree that all intellectual property and all rights to such intellectual property including, but not limited to, patent, copyright, trademark, service mark, trade secret and moral rights remain the property of the Company and you acquire no rights in them. The Site and the Content may only be used in accordance with the Terms of Service. You may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (unless otherwise provided in the Terms of Service), create derivative works based on, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content, software, materials, or Services in whole or in part. You are entitled to use the information from the Site or Content only for your personal, non-commercial use. You shall abide by all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Site. You may access the Content, and other items displayed on the Site for personal use only. You shall not store any of the Content in any form from the Site unless otherwise explicitly permitted on the Site. Downloading, copying or storing of any Content is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission from the Company, or from such other copyright holder as may be identified in such Content’s copyright notice. Your use or access of the Site does not grant you any rights in or to the intellectual property of the Company or any third-party. You agree not to crack or attempt to crack the Site’s files. You understand that all patterns, logarithms, algorithms, and data in the Site’s files, and in the servers driving the files, are Company’s proprietary information and constitute “trade secret” as defined, without limitation, in the Virginia Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
When you finish the registration process, you officially become a Subscriber of Fluencia. We will provide you one user ID for each account held by you, thereby permitting you access to the Service on one computer at a time through the Site. Your membership allows you access to certain Content and Services on the Site. You are required to provide the Company with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. In registering, you represent and warrant that the information above is true, accurate, current and complete. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of the Terms of Service, which may result in immediate termination of your Account(s). Subscriber may not (i) select or use as a Fluencia User ID a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person or (ii) use as a Fluencia User ID a name subject to any rights of a person other than Subscriber without appropriate authorization. The Company reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a User ID in its discretion. Also, Subscriber shall be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords to Subscriber’s Account(s). You are solely responsible for all activity on your Account(s) and for the security of your computer systems. Company is not liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or Account either with or without your knowledge. You agree to indemnify and hold the Company harmless for any improper or illegal use of your Account(s), including but not limited to illegal or improper use by someone who has received permission to use your Account(s) (see Indemnity clause below). Your Account(s) is / are subject to termination if you or anyone using your Account(s) violates the Terms of Service.
CONSENT TO RECEIVE EMAIL
If you register to use the Site and Services, you hereby consent to receive email and other types of communications from Company, including customer service issues, new product offers and other matters. You may choose to opt out of certain communications; however, Company reserves the right to email you at any time regarding issues related to your account and your use of the Site and Service.
In consideration for your agreement to the Terms of Service, the Company grants you a personal, non-competitive, non-commercial, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, revocable license to access and make personal use of the Site and related Content for noncommercial purposes subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Terms of Service or such other terms and conditions as may be set forth on the Site. You may not sell, assign, convey or otherwise transfer any of your rights to use the Service to any third party in any manner whatsoever. Your attempt to do so shall automatically terminate all of your rights to use the Service.
SUBSCRIPTION FEES, PAYMENT AND TRIAL MEMBERSHIPS
Some of the Services require payment of fees. Subscriber shall pay all applicable fees, as described on the Site in connection with such Services selected by Subscriber. The Company reserves the right to change its price list and to institute new charges at any time, upon ten (10) days prior notice to Subscriber, which may be sent by email or posted on the Site. Use of the Services by Subscriber following such notification constitutes Subscriber’s acceptance of any new or increased charges or other changes. If any such new or increased charges or other changes are unacceptable to you, you may cancel your subscription at any time by accessing the “Your Account” link on the site. However, the Company is not obligated to refund any fees that have accrued to your Account(s) before the cancellation. Additionally, the Company will not prorate fees for any subscription. Fees may be based on one-time or subscription payments as more fully described on the Site. You may pay the subscription fees with a valid credit card that is under your own name or that you are authorized to use for such purpose. Recurring subscription fees paid by credit card will automatically renew, unless you affirmatively cancel your subscription by prior to the beginning of the next applicable period for which the subscription corresponds. For each month that your subscription is active, you acknowledge and agree that the Company is authorized to charge the same credit card for the subscription fee. You agree to promptly notify the Company of any changes to your credit card while any subscriptions remain outstanding. You are responsible for all applicable fees and charges incurred, including applicable taxes, and all subscriptions made by you or by anyone that has used your Account(s), including your family or friends. From time to time, we may offer a free trial membership or other promotions. If you accept a free trial membership or a promotion, we will begin to bill your credit card at the conclusion of the free trial or according to the terms and conditions outlined in the promotion. If you do not wish to be charged, you should cancel your Account(s) prior to the end of the trial period or in accordance with the applicable promotion rules.
ACCESS TO THE SERVICES
Subject to these Terms of Service, the Company may offer to provide certain Services as are selected by Subscriber through the process provided on the Site, solely for Subscriber’s own personal use, and not for the use or benefit of any third party. Services shall include, but not be limited to, any services the Company provides or performs for Subscriber, as well as the offering of any content on the Site. The Company may temporarily or permanently change, suspend, discontinue, restrict and block access to the Services at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or content. The Company may also impose limits on certain features and Services or restrict Subscriber’s access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability. Company is not liable to you or any third party for any such discontinuance, suspension or removal of content. If Subscriber is an entity, you certify that you are authorized to establish an Account(s), access, and use the Site and enter into and pay for any subscriptions on behalf of the Subscriber. You also certify that you are legally permitted to use the Services and access the Site, and take full responsibility for the selection and use of the Services and access to the Site. You further certify that all users accessing the Service through your account meet the eligibility requirements set forth above. The Terms of Service are void where prohibited by law, and the right to access the Site and Services are revoked in such jurisdictions. Subscriber shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining any equipment or ancillary services needed to connect to, access the Site or otherwise use the Services, including, without limitation, modems, hardware, software, internet service and long distance or local telephone service. Subscriber shall be solely responsible for ensuring that such equipment or ancillary services are compatible with the Services. Company does not warrant the successful operation of the Site on your computer.
LINKS TO OTHER WEB SITES AND SERVICES
This Site contains links to other websites and/or resources that we do not control. The Company does not endorse these websites, is not responsible for them, and does not control the availability, accuracy, reliability, content, associated links, privacy and security practices, resources, or services associated with a third party site. You agree that Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any sort associated with your use of third party content. Links and access to these sites are provided for your convenience only and should you choose to access such other sites you acknowledge that you do so voluntarily and assume all risk.
Subscriber is solely responsible for all of his/her/its activity in connection with the Services and accessing the Site. Any fraudulent, abusive, illegal or otherwise inappropriate activity are grounds for termination of Subscriber’s right to Services or to access the Site. Subscriber may not post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any other Subscriber.
THE CONTENT IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATIONAL OR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, COMPANY AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND/OR EMPLOYEES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE OR NONINFRINGEMENT. USER AGREES THAT USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES ARE AT HIS/HER/ITS OWN SOLE RISK AND THAT THE SERVICES, CONTENT, SITE AND ANY SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE COMPANY MAINTAINS THE SITE ON A COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE BASIS AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE SITE. THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU WILL NOT HOLD COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF (OR LOSS OF ACCESS TO OR LOSS OF USE OF) THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGE TO ANY OF YOUR COMPUTERS OR DATA. YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE NO RIGHT, BASED IN PROPERTY OR OTHERWISE, TO ANY DATA CREATED THROUGH OR GENERATED BY YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THERE IS A RISK OF DATA LOSS, INCLUDING CATASTROPHIC DISK FAILURE WHICH COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF ALL DATA. YOU AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT HOLD COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH LOSS.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY OR ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND/OR EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE OR THE SERVICES FOR (I) ANY AMOUNT IN THE AGGREGATE IN EXCESS OF THE FEES PAID BY SUBSCRIBER THEREFOR; (II) LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL OR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION GOOD FAITH AND REASONABLE CARE ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE; OR (III) ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER. THE COMPANY DOES NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ANY THIRD PARTY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE AND 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. YOU AGREE THAT THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY REPRESENTS A REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK AND IS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN COMPANY AND YOU. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE SITE AND SERVICES WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS.
You acknowledge and agree that it would be difficult to ascertain the exact amount of damages that Company would suffer as the result of the theft of Content, especially if stolen Content is exploited for commercial use on a website or any other digital medium. Therefore, you agree that, in the event you steal, copy without authorization or otherwise misappropriate Content, Company is entitled to recover from you liquidated damages in the amount of five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars per graphic or image, and twenty thousand ($20,000.00) dollars per exercise or activity that is stolen, copied without authorization or otherwise misappropriated. You agree that this amount represents a reasonable, minimal, estimate of the damage that Company would suffer but does not in any way limit actual damages, if so pursued. ANY ACTION BY THE COMPANY TO ENFORCE THIS SECTION SHALL NOT BE DEEMED A WAIVER OF COMPANY’S RIGHT TO PURSUE, AT COMPANY’S SOLE DISCRETION, ANY AND ALL OTHER REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO IT UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR BY LAW.
You acknowledge and agree that any actual or threatened breach of this Agreement or infringement of proprietary or other third party rights by you would cause irreparable injury to Company and would therefore entitle Company to injunctive relief without any additional showing of irreparable injury or harm.
USER GENERATED CONTENT; PROHIBITED CONTENT; LICENSE RIGHTS
By posting a message, uploading a file, interacting or engaging in any other form of communication with the Site or other users (all submissions or postings collectively referred to as “User Generated Content”), you are granting the Company a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free and irrevocable right and license to use in any commercial context, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense, create derivative works from or transfer any User Generated Content. By posting you warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your submission or User Generated Content. No compensation will be paid with respect to the Company’s use of any User Generated Content. You additionally agree to abide by the following rules in connection with your use of the Site: * not to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others. * not to impersonate any person or entity, including, for example, a Company employee or officer, a Site leader, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity. * not to post messages that contain material that is inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, or indecent. This includes any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party. You agree to give attribution to others when you quote or paraphrase materials owned by others. * not to upload files, or cause Subscribers to upload files, that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may adversely affect the operation of another’s computer. * not to conduct contests, raffles, distribute chain letters, spam, or conduct “pyramid schemes” or “multi-level marketing schemes.” * not to violate any applicable local, state, national or international law in connection with your use of the user generated content areas. If you suspect that anyone is violating the above rules, you may report your concerns to: email@example.com.
MONITORING USER GENERATED CONTENT
You further acknowledge and agree that the Company has no obligation to preview, screen or monitor any content that may be added to the Service by other users, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted. The Company does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability, integrity, quality or appropriateness of any such user posted content. Under no circumstances will the Company be liable in any way for any user posted Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any user posted Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any user posted Content accessed, posted or otherwise transmitted via the Service. By using the Service, you agree that it is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, usefulness or appropriateness of any user posted Content that you access, post, or otherwise transmit through the Service, including user posted Content that may be offensive, indecent or objectionable. The Company has the right to suspend, restrict or terminate your use of the Service and to refuse any future use of the Service (or any portion of the Service) if the Company has reason to believe that you are responsible for user posted Content that the Company deems, in its sole discretion, inappropriate.
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Service (“Submissions”), provided by you to the Company are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of the Company. The Company shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. User hereby assigns and agrees to assign to Company exclusively and throughout the world all right, title and interest (including any and all patent rights, copyrights, trademark rights, trade secret rights, mask works rights, and any other intellectual or proprietary rights related thereto) in any and all Submissions.
Without limitation to other prohibited uses specified elsewhere in this Agreement, you are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Site or Service, including, without limitation, (a) accessing content or data not intended for you, or logging onto a server or account that you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Services, the Site, or any associated system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) interfering or attempting to interfere with, destroy or limit service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to the Site or Services, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing,” or “crashing;” (d) using the Site or Services to send unsolicited e-mail, including, without limitation, junk mail, promotions, or advertisements for products or services; (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any posting using the Services; or (f) attempting to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by Company in providing the Site or Services. Any violation of system or network security may subject you to significant civil and/or criminal liability.
REQUIREMENT OF ARBITRATION
BY USING THE SITE OR SERVICES, OR DOWNLOADING CONTENT FROM OR REGISTERING FOR THE SERVICES, YOU THEREBY AGREE WITH COMPANY THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU AND COMPANY WILL RESOLVE ANY ARBITRAL CLAIM (AS DEFINED BELOW) BY BINDING ARBITRATION THROUGH THE JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES (“JAMS”) IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA. AS USED IN THIS AGREEMENT, AN “ARBITRAL CLAIM” IS ANY CLAIM OR DISPUTE YOU HAVE AGAINST OR WITH THE COMPANY OR COMPANY INDEMNIFIED PARTIES, OR ANY CLAIM THE COMPANY HAS AGAINST OR WITH YOU, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT, THE SITE, THE CONTENT, THE SERVICES OR ANY ADVERTISING RELATING TO THE SITE OR SERVICES, INCLUDING THE ENFORCEABILITY OF THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE, BUT SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDING: CLAIMS BY THE COMPANY TO ENFORCE ITS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND/OR TO PREVENT OR REMEDY UNFAIR COMPETITION, MISAPPROPRIATION OF TRADE SECRETS, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, FRAUD OR COMPUTER FRAUD, AND/OR INDUSTRIAL ESPIONAGE. MOREOVER, NEITHER PARTY IS PRECLUDED FROM SEEKING RELIEF IN A COURT LOCATED IN ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, FOR PROVISIONAL REMEDIES, INCLUDING TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDERS, PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS, AND RECEIVERSHIPS, PENDING ARBITRATION OR COMPREHENSIVE LITIGATION, TO THE EXTENT AUTHORIZED ABOVE. BY USING OR DOWNLOADING CONTENT FROM OR REGISTERING FOR OR USING THE SITE OR SERVICES, YOU ARE FURTHER AGREEING WITH COMPANY THAT NEITHER YOU NOR THE COMPANY WILL JOIN ANY ARBITRAL CLAIM WITH THE CLAIM OF ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY IN A LAWSUIT, ARBITRATION OR OTHER PROCEEDING; THAT NO ARBITRAL CLAIM WILL BE RESOLVED ON A CLASS-WIDE BASIS; AND THAT NEITHER YOU NOR THE COMPANY WILL ASSERT AN ARBITRAL CLAIM IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY ON BEHALF OF ANYONE ELSE. BY USING OR DOWNLOADING CONTENT FROM OR REGISTERING FOR OR USING THE SITE OR SERVICES, YOU ALSO ARE AGREEING WITH THE COMPANY THAT YOU AND THE COMPANY HEREBY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL FOR ANY ARBITRAL CLAIM. IF FOR ANY REASON THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE IS HELD NOT TO APPLY TO AN ARBITRAL CLAIM, WHETHER SUCH ARBITRAL CLAIM IS AGAINST YOU, COMPANY OR A COMPANY INDEMNIFIED PARTY, BOTH YOU AND THE COMPANY STILL AGREE TO WAIVE TRIAL BY JURY FOR THAT ARBITRAL CLAIM.
Force Majeure. The Company shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond the Company’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, equipment, power, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including “line-noise” interference) . Assignment. The Company may freely assign the Terms of Service without your permission. Jurisdiction; Choice of Law. The Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Virginia without regard to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. You further consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in the federal and state courts located in and serving Arlington County, Virginia as the legal forum for any dispute arising out of the Terms of Service and/or or your access to or use of the Site and not precluded as an Arbitral Claim. Entire Agreement. Both parties agree that the Terms of Service are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersede and cancel all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of the Terms of Service, and that all modifications hereto must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. If there is any conflict between the Terms of Service and any additional terms, conditions, and rules posted by the Company on the Site, the Company shall resolve the conflict in its sole discretion. No agency; No Third Party Beneficiary. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms of Service and you does not have any authority of any kind to bind Company in any respect whatsoever. Neither of us intends that any third party will be beneficiary of or entitled to rely on any part of these Terms. Severance. If any part of the Terms of Service is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalid or unenforceable part will be given effect to the greatest extent possible and the remainder will remain in full force and effect, provided that that allocation of risks described herein is given effect to the fullest extent possible. No Waiver. A waiver by either party of any term of condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof.