Date of Last Modification: April 11, 2010
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You are communicating with Ownza electronically when you visit the Website or send e-mails to Ownza. Ownza will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Website. You hereby acknowledge and consent to receive communications from Ownza electronically. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that Ownza provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. LICENSES AND WEBSITE ACCESS AND RESTRICTIONS Ownza grants you a limited, non-exclusive license to access and use the Website. Other than page caching you are prohibited from downloading or modifying the Website, or any portion of it, except with the express written consent of Ownza. This license does not include and strictly forbids: any resale or commercial use of the Website or its contents; any collection and use for commercial purposes of any Ownza content. The Website, including its operation, interface and contents, are covered by United States laws, including without limitation, copyright laws and by international laws and treaties. The Website or any portion it may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Ownza. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information including images, text, page layout, or form of Ownza.com without express written consent of Ownza. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Ownza's name or trademarks without the express written consent of Ownza. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Ownza. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to certain pages of the Website so long as the link does not portray Ownza, its content or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive manner. You may not use any Ownza logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission of Ownza. Ownza does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to its services or the Website.
All content, graphics, format, design, text, the user interface and other copyrighted material on the Website (collectively, "Copyrighted Materials") are protected by copyright law and other intellectual property laws, and are owned by Ownza and/or its licensors (as the case may be). The Copyrighted Materials from the Website are only available for informational and non-commercial offline use, provided that: the Copyrighted Materials are not modified in any way; all copyright and other proprietary notices and markings are retained and reproduced in their entirety on any copy made from any material on the Website; and Ownza has, in its sole discretion, given its prior written approval to such use of the Website's Copyrighted Materials. Any requests to re-use the Website's Copyrighted Materials should be sent to: email@example.com.
The Website contains content, graphics, pictures, format, design, text, and other material (collectively “Materials”) that Ownza creates as well as Materials created or provided by third parties including without limitation experts, partners, affiliates, consultants, contributors, and users of the Website. The Website provides a number of different services and Materials to make you aware of products and services that may be suitable for your application or use. The Materials also include information about products and services that is provided by third parties, such as product descriptions, specifications, pricing, and availability. Ownza does not warrant that editorial commentary is accurate, complete, reliable, current, is of a particular quality or is error-free. Content is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by Ownza without limitation of any product, service, retailers and service providers, or any reviews or comments thereof regardless of the source of such review or comment. You understand and acknowledge that the Materials, including opinions, are highly subjective and may not represent the best product or service for you, or for your intended application. You also understand and acknowledge that the term “experts” or similar phrase or terminology as used herein and on the Website may not meet your expectation or any objective or legal standard or definition for an expert in the field with respect to the applicable subject matter. Ownza is paid by advertisers, partners, retailers and service providers and/or other third parties for listing products and services on the Website or for referring users to other sites. Ownza does not sell, resell or license any of the products or services listed on the Website, nor is Ownza acting as an agent of sale for such third parties. Any questions, complaints or claims related to any product should be directed to the appropriate manufacturers, retailers, and service providers, as applicable.
By contributing or submitting any Materials (defined above) to the Website whether as an expert, user or in any other capacity, you represent and warrant that you are the author and owner of the intellectual property rights in and to the Material or have the appropriate license or sublicense rights from the applicable rights holder. You agree and acknowledge that your contributions and any Materials you submit are considered “work for hire”. You hereby grant Ownza a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and license to: use, copy, modify, delete, adapt, display, publish, translate, create derivative works from and/or sell and/or distribute such Materials and/or incorporate such Materials into any form, medium or technology. Further, you also grant the right to Ownza to sublicense any and all of the foregoing rights to third parties, in all cases (unless agreed to by Ownza in writing), without compensation to you. In addition, you represent and warrant that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all "moral rights" that you may have in Materials worldwide are hereby voluntarily waived by you. None of the Materials shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of Ownza, its agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, Licensors, or other partners and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives. Ownza reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change or delete any Materials on the Website that Ownza deems, in its sole discretion, to violate the content guidelines or any other provision of the Agreement.
You also agree that you are solely responsible for all content and Materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available on the Website or elsewhere. You understand and agree that you may be held liable for any illegal or prohibited Materials that you provide to the Website or to others, including, by way of example only, infringing, defamatory, or offensive Materials.
You may not, and hereby represent and warrant that you will not, post, transmit, e-mail or otherwise make accessible on or through the Website any Materials that:
In contributing or submitting any Materials to the Website whether as an expert, contributor, user or any other entity, you agree not to use a false or misleading e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity (including a Ownza officer or employee), falsely misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity, or otherwise provide any misleading information as to, or disguise (through forge headers, manipulated identifiers or any other method) the origin of any Materials that you submit. You agree that: a) you will not use any device, software or routine to bypass our robot exclusion headers, or to interfere or attempt to interfere with the ordinary flow and proper operation of the Website, our servers or any activity being conducted through the Website or servers; b) you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on Ownza's computer systems or communications infrastructure; c) you will not collect or harvest from the Website the names of other users, contributors, Ownza employees or experts for the purpose of transmitting to those other users or experts unsolicited commercial messages; d) you will not use any software robot, spider, other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy Website pages or the Materials contained therein without Ownza's prior written consent; e) you will not download any file that you know or reasonably should know cannot be legally obtained in such manner; and f) you shall refrain from activities that are illegal, unethical or which might bring Ownza and its affiliates into disrepute, or which might constitute or represent a serious conflict of interest, or which might give the appearance of impropriety.
Ownza does not support, endorse or tolerate any of the foregoing actions, user behavior, or undesired content or Materials. If you discover this kind of content or activity on the Website, please notify us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. A reported violation may at the sole discretion of Ownza result in Ownza opening a content review inquiry. During the content review inquiry, Ownza may, in its sole discretion, remove the contested content, and/or require additional data or proof from the content provider to determine whether the content should remain or be reinstated on the Website. Failure of the content provider to participate in the content review inquiry will result in the removal of the contested content from the Website. Upon becoming aware of any content that violates the above requirements, Ownza will at its sole discretion omit content that it determines on the face of the review (only) violates any requirements in this Agreement. Ownza will not itself edit or modify the contents; it will only remove the offensive content in whole.
The following additional terms apply to any person or entity (including but not limited to an expert) that submits any Materials to the Website:
You should also note your obligations to indemnify Ownza (among others) for the Materials you submit as set forth in the INDEMNITY section below.
IF YOU SUBMIT ANY CONTENT TO THE WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR SUBMISSION OF ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION OR CONTENT TO US IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. Ownza DOES NOT ASSUME ANY LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE WITH REGARD TO ANY LOSS OR LIABILITY RELATING TO SUCH CONTENT OR INFORMATION IN ANY WAY.
THIRD PARTY BUSINESSES, SERVICES AND SITES
Ownza contains links to the sites of third-party content providers, partners, blogs, retailers, service providers, affiliated companies, comparison shopping partners, and other parties. Your use of each of the third party sites is subject to the terms and conditions, if any, that each of those sites has posted. Ownza has no control over web sites that it does not own or control, and we are not responsible for any content thereon. The links are provided solely as a convenience to you, and do not constitute an endorsement by Ownza of the content of such third-party sites nor of the business practices of those operating such web sites. Ownza is not responsible or liable in any way, for any content, products or services contained on or accessible through such web sites or the business practices of people and entities controlling, or connected directly or indirectly, with such web sites.
IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND A CONTENT PROVIDER, EXPERT, RETAILER OR SERVICE PROVIDER OTHER THAN Ownza, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU RELEASE Ownza, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES UNDER CONTRACT WITH Ownza, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES FROM AND AGAINST CLAIMS AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND AND NATURE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH SUCH A DISPUTE.
If you are a Delaware resident, by using the Website, you explicitly waive the rights granted to you under Delaware Civil Code 1542, which states: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."
THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY Ownza ON AN "AS IS" AND ON AN "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, Ownza MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES INCLUDED ON THE WEBSITE, OR THEIR ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, INTEGRITY, SECURITY, TIMELINESS, OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT, SEARCH OR LINK THEREIN WILL PROVIDE SPECIFIC RESULTS. IN ADDITION, THIRD PARTIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EXPERTS AND PARTNERS PROVIDE SUBSTANTIAL CONTENT AND MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, Ownza SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY MATERIALS, CONTENT OR SERVICE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY DECISION OR TRANSACTION RESULTING THEREFROM IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM Ownza OR THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND UNLESS EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS. DATA AND INFORMATION RELATING TO SECURITIES (IF ANY) OR OTHERWISE IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR TRADING PURPOSES. NEITHER Ownza NOR ANY OF ITS DATA OR CONTENT PROVIDERS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR DELAYS IN THE CONTENT, OR FOR ANY ACTIONS TAKEN IN RELIANCE THEREON. Ownza DOES NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES. OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE MAY BE INTERFERED BY NUMEROUS FACTORS BOTH OUTSIDE AND WITHIN Ownza'S CONTROL.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, Ownza, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES AND ITS AND THEIR SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS AND ITS AND THEIR THRID PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS AND LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY OR THIRD PARTY RIGHTS REGARDING THE WEBSITE OR ANY MATERIAL THEREON. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, Ownza ON BEHALF OF ITSELF, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND EMPLOYEES, ITS AFFILIATES AND ITS AND THEIR SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR EXEMPLARY (EVEN IF ANY PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY DAMAGES RELATED TO LOSS OF BUSINESS OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. Ownza'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU HEREUNDER (WHETHER ARISING IN TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAULT, NEGLIGENCE (WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR STRICT LIABILITY OF Ownza UNDER THIS AGREEMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED $1000.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, Ownza MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES REVIEWED ON THE WEBSITE OR BOUGHT AND/OR SOLD USING THE WEBSITE, OR THAT EXPERTS, RETAILERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS WILL PERFORM AT A CERTAIN LEVEL OF COMEPTENCE OR AS PROMISED BY THEM, OR THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS SERVERS, DOWNLOADS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM Ownza ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, BUGS, CONTAMINATION, DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS IN THE UNITED STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THAT OF OUR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS AND OUR AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, by accessing and using the Website you agree to defend, indemnify and hold Ownza, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, agents, licensors, consultants, experts, directors, officers, employees and other parties with which Ownza is under contract, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents free and harmless from and against any claims, actions and demands, including, without limitation, any legal and accounting fees resulting from: your use of the Website; your breach of the Agreement; any and all Materials you submit to Ownza and/or the Website; any use or alleged use of your accounts or your passwords by any person, whether or not authorized by you; your connection to the Website; and/or your violation of the rights of any other person or entity. Additionally, you shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Ownza and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, successors and assigns, from any and all liability, damage, consequences, or expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees) under any claim or suit brought by a third party arising out of any acts, omissions, errors by you or breach, or alleged breach, by you of any of your representations, warranties or obligations contained in this Agreement or otherwise on the Website, including but not limited to (a) any infringement claim asserted by a third party resulting from Ownza's or its affiliate's use of your Intellectual Property and/or Materials provided or submitted by you, (b) a claim by any third party that any Material that you submitted or posted on Website was created, obtained or provided by any party in violation of any federal, state or local law or regulation, (c) any inaccurate, deceptive, or misleading information provided to Ownza by you, including but not limited to, the information contained in the Materials or (d) your refusal to honor terms set forth in this Agreement or otherwise on the Ownza Website.
Except for disputes arising from an alleged violation of intellectual property rights or breach of confidentiality, for which the injured party may suffer irreparable harm and may seek a restraining order, preliminary injunctive relief, an injunction, specific performance or other equitable relief and/or legal remedies, and actions to enforce the decisions of the arbitrators, for which action may be taken in any court of competent jurisdiction, in New York, New York, all disputes arising out of or related to this Agreement, including the scope, the construction or application of this Agreement, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association then in force. Any controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party, unless agreed to by Ownza at it sole discretion. The arbitration hearings and all meetings pursuant to this section shall be held in New York, New York, USA, and shall be conducted in English. If the parties cannot agree upon a single arbitrator within twenty (20) calendar days after demand by either of them, each party shall select one arbitrator knowledgeable about Internet commerce in New York, and notify the other of its selection, and such two arbitrators shall select a third from a list of arbitrators (with knowledge of the Internet industry) qualified by the American Arbitration Association in New York. If this procedure for selecting arbitrators fails, then a neutral arbitrator based in New York with knowledge of Internet commerce in New York and the USA generally shall be selected by the American Arbitration Association to resolve the dispute. The arbitrator(s) shall conduct a hearing within sixty (60) days after their selection. A majority of the arbitrators (if there is more than one pursuant to this clause) shall determine the decision/award, which shall be rendered within ten (10) days after the completion of the hearing. The decision of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding upon the parties both as to law and to fact, and shall not be appealable to any court in any jurisdiction. The parties shall share the expenses of the arbitrators equally. Nothing in any indemnification provision hereunder shall be construed as having any bearing on the award of attorneys' fees or arbitrators' fees under this section.
Ownza will respond to notices of alleged infringement regarding third party Materials sent pursuant to, and in accordance with, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), which may include Ownza removing or disabling access to third party Materials claimed to be the subject of infringement or other activity. Written notification must be submitted to the Designated Agent at the address indentified in Address for Notice section below. All notices sent to Ownza regarding matters other than informing Ownza that a party's copyrighted material may have been infringed as a result of third party Materials will not receive a response through this process.
Upon receipt of the written notification containing the information as outlined in 1 through 6 above:
To be effective, a Counter Notification must be a written communication provided to Ownza's Designated Agent that includes substantially the following:
Upon receipt of a Counter Notification containing the information as outlined in 1 through 4 above, the DMCA provides that the removed material will be restored or access re-enabled and Ownza will comply with this requirement within a reasonable time (or as otherwise required by law), provided Ownza's Designated Agent has not received notice from the original complaining party that an action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain Subscriber from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on Ownza's network or system.
All communications and notices to be made or given pursuant to this Agreement shall be in the English language.
Nothing in this Agreement is intended to or does create any type of joint venture, creditor-debtor, escrow, partnership or any employer/employee or fiduciary or franchise relationship between you and us (or any of our affiliates). You understand and acknowledge that we are not certifying nor endorsing, and have no obligation to certify or endorse, any of your work, contributions, content or Material developed or submitted by you.
If you authorize, assist, encourage or facilitate another person or entity to take any action related to the subject matter of this Agreement, you shall be deemed to have taken the action yourself.
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Website or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. No waiver of any breach of any provision of this agreement shall constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent or subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions hereof, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an officer of Ownza.
Infringement notices to Ownza Designated Agent for Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shall be sent to: