Portal furnishes the Portal Sites and the Portal Services for your personal enjoyment and entertainment. By visiting the Portal Sites (whether or not you are a registered member) or using the Portal Services, you accept and agree to be bound by this Agreement, including any future modifications (“Agreement”), and to abide by all applicable laws, rules and regulations (“Applicable Law”). Please read through this Agreement carefully. Portal may modify this Agreement at any time, and each such modification will be effective upon posting on the Portal Sites. All material modifications will apply prospectively only. Your continued use of the Portal Sites or the Portal Services following any modification of this Agreement constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to be bound by the Agreement as modified. It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement and to abide by all Applicable Law, you must discontinue use of the Portal Services immediately.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE “ARBITRATION AGREEMENT” SECTION BELOW CONTAINS PROVISIONS THAT REQUIRE (i) WITH LIMITED EXCEPTIONS, ALL DISPUTES ARISING BETWEEN YOU AND PORTAL UNDER THIS AGREEMENT TO BE RESOLVED IN BINDING ARBITRATION, AND NOT IN COURT, AND (ii) YOU AND PORTAL WAIVE THE RIGHT TO BRING OR PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH DISPUTES. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT. BY USING THIS SITE AND ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.
Registration and Security
You take full responsibility for your participation on the Site. As a condition of using certain features of the Site, you may be required to register on the Site and/or select a username and password. All registration information you submit to create an account must be accurate and kept up to date. Your failure to do so will constitute a breach of the Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of your account. You may not (i) select or use as a username a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; or (ii) use as a username a name subject to any rights of another person without appropriate authorization. Portal reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel, a username, in its sole discretion. If we cancel your registration, you agree that you will not create another one or otherwise try to access the Portal Services without our permission. You agree not to sell, transfer or assign your registration or any registration rights. It is your responsibility to notify us of any changes in such information, including but not limited to your contact information.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are responsible for all use of your account. It is therefore critical that you do not share your password with anyone. You agree not to use the account, username, email address or password of another member or subscriber at any time and not to allow any other person to use your account. Your account is not transferable. You agree to notify Portal immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of, or access to, your account or password.
The Site is intended solely for your personal and non-commercial use. Portal may change, suspend or discontinue the Site (or any feature thereof) at any time. Portal may also impose limits on certain features and services offered on the Site or restrict your access to parts or all of the Site without notice or liability. You acknowledge that from time to time the Site may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation: (i) equipment malfunctions; (ii) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which Portal may undertake from time to time; or (iii) causes beyond the control of Portal or which are not reasonably foreseeable by Company.
The Portal Services are not intended to be used by children without involvement and approval of a parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 13, you are not permitted to register with Portal or provide your personal information to Company. If you are at least 13 and under 18 years of age (or under the applicable age of majority in your state or territory of residence), you may register with the Portal Services only if you have the consent of your parent or guardian, including consent to this Agreement on your behalf. If you subscribe to Portal and wish to create subprofiles (if available) under your subscription, you must ensure all users of such subprofiles are 18 years of age or older (or the applicable age of majority in your state or territory of residence).
Unless terminated by Portal in its sole discretion, this Agreement remains in full force and effect while you use the Portal Services. You may terminate your account on the Portal Sites at any time, for any reason, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , Subject: Terminate My Account. Portal may terminate your account and/or access to the Portal Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and shall have no liability to you for such termination. Even after your user account or access to the Portal Services is terminated by you or by Company, this Agreement will remain in effect with respect to your past and future use of the Portal Sites or the Portal Services. Any rights to your account terminate upon your death.
You acknowledge that Portal reserves the right to charge subscription fees for any portion of the Portal Services. The Portal will provide you with advance notice of any such fees, including any change in the amount of such fees, and a way to cancel your account or subscription in the event you do not wish to pay the modified fee. If you continue to use the Portal Services after a subscription fee has been imposed or increased, you are expressly agreeing to the subscription fee or increase thereto and you will be responsible for paying such subscription fee for the balance of your subscription. If Portal suspends or terminates your account and/or access to the Portal Services because you have breached the Agreement or violated Applicable Law, you will not be entitled to a refund of any unused portion of such fees or other payments.
Purchasing The Portal Sites Services or Products
Portal makes no warranty, and accepts no liability for any loss or damages whatsoever, relating to or in connection with your placement of an order for a Site Product with the Processor. Portal provides no refunds for, makes no warranty for, and to the fullest extent provided by law, accepts no liability regarding purchases you make on the Portal Sites. You are solely responsible for any and all transactions utilizing your Personal Financial Information, including, but not limited to, any and all charges. You acknowledge and agree that, to the fullest extent permitted by law, in the event Processor experiences a data breach that affects your Personal Financial Information, Portal will in no way be responsible or liable to you for any such breach.
The Portal will not store any record of Personal Financial Information related to purchases or other transactions you make through the Portal Services. You should therefore maintain records of all your transactions. If you have any questions regarding your transactions or believe that there is an error or unauthorized transaction or activity associated with transactions utilizing your Personal Financial Information, you must contact the Processor.
Limited Content License
The Portal Services are offered for your personal use only and may not be used for commercial purposes. The Portal Services contain information, text, files, images, videos, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, software, applications, product names, Portal names, trade names, logos, designs, and any other materials or content (collectively, “Content”) of Company, its licensors, or assignors (“Portal Content”), as well as Content provided by users or other third parties. Content contained in the Portal Services is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws and, as between you and Company, Company, its licensors, or its assignors, own and retain all rights in the Portal Content. Portal hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license to access and display or perform the Portal Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal, non-commercial use in connection with using the Portal Services. Except as provided in this Agreement or as explicitly allowed on the Portal Services, you may not copy, download, stream, capture, reproduce, duplicate, archive, upload, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, retransmit, distribute, perform, display, sell, frame or deep-link, make available, or otherwise use any Content contained in the Portal Services.
Except as explicitly and expressly permitted by the Portal or by the limited license set forth above, you are strictly prohibited from creating works or materials (including but not limited to fonts, icons, link buttons, wallpaper, desktop themes, on-line postcards, montages, mash-ups and similar videos, greeting cards and unlicensed merchandise) that derive from or are based on the Portal Content. This prohibition applies regardless of whether such derivative works or materials are sold, bartered or given away. Also, you may not either directly or through the use of any device, software, internet site, web-based service or other means, remove, alter, bypass, avoid, interfere with, or circumvent any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notice marked on the Content contained in the Portal Services or any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection, copy control or access control measure associated with the Content contained in the Portal Services, including geo-filtering mechanisms. Except as necessary in order to make reference to the Company, its products and services in a purely descriptive capacity, you are expressly prohibited from using any Portal Content in any manner.
You may not, without the Company’s written permission, “mirror” any Contents contained on the Site or any other server. You may not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by the Agreement. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site through hacking, password mining or any other means. Portal reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site, or any portion thereof, at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all, without prior notice or any notice.
Restrictions on Use of Portal Services
You understand that you are responsible for all Content that you post, upload, transmit, email or otherwise make available on the Portal Sites or on, through or in connection with the Portal Services (collectively, “User Content”). Additionally, you acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy in or confidentiality with respect to your User Content. Accordingly, please choose User Content carefully.
You agree not to use the Portal Services to:
– Post, upload or otherwise transmit or link to Content that is: unlawful; threatening; abusive; obscene; vulgar; sexually explicit; pornographic or inclusive of nudity; offensive; excessively violent; invasive of another’s privacy, publicity, contract or other rights; tortious; false or misleading; defamatory; libelous; hateful; or discriminatory;
– Violate the rights of others including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, privacy, publicity or other proprietary rights;
– Harass or harm another person;
– Exploit or endanger a minor;
– Impersonate or attempt to impersonate any person or entity;
– Introduce or engage in activity that involves the use of viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network;
– Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising the Portal Sites or the Portal Services;
– Interfere with, damage, disable, disrupt, impair, create an undue burden on, or gain unauthorized access to the Portal Services, including Company’s servers, networks or accounts;
– Cover, remove, disable, block or obscure advertisements or other portions of the Portal Services;
– Delete or revise any information provided by or pertaining to any other user of the Portal Services;
– Use technology or any automated system such as scripts, spiders, offline readers or bots in order to collect or disseminate usernames, passwords, email addresses or other data from the Portal Services, or to circumvent or modify any security technology or software that is part of the Portal Services;
– Send or cause to send (directly or indirectly) unsolicited bulk messages or other unsolicited bulk communications of any kind through the Portal Services. If you do so, you acknowledge you will have caused substantial harm to Company, but that the amount of harm would be extremely difficult to measure. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, and by way of liquidated damages and not as a penalty, you agree to pay Portal $50 for each actual or intended recipient of such communication;
– Solicit, collect or request any personal information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
– Post, upload or otherwise transmit an image or video of another person without that person’s consent;
– Engage in commercial activity (including but not limited to advertisements or solicitations of business; sales; contests; sweepstakes; creating, recreating, distributing or advertising an index of any significant portion of the Portal Content; or building a business using the Portal Content) without Company’s prior written consent;
– Using technology or other means to access, index, frame, or link to The Portal Sites (including the Content) that is not authorized by The Portal Sites (including by removing disabling, bypassing, or circumventing any content protection or access control mechanisms intended to prevent the unauthorized download, stream capture, linking, framing, reproduction, access to, or distribution of Portal Content);
– Accessing The Portal Sites (including the Content) through any automated means, including “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers” (other than by individually performed searches on publicly accessible search engines for the sole purpose of, and solely to the extent necessary for, creating publicly available search indices – but not caches or archives – of The Portal Sites and excluding those search engines or indices that host, promote, or link primarily to infringing or unauthorized content;
– Use the Portal Services to advertise or promote competing services;
– Use the Portal Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all Applicable Law;
– Attempt, facilitate, induce, aid and abet, or encourage others to do any of the foregoing.
Portal reserves the right, but disclaims any obligation or responsibility, to remove User Content that violates this Agreement, as determined by Company, or for any other reason, in Company’s sole discretion and without notice to you. You acknowledge the Portal reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Company’s sole discretion, violates this Agreement, including but not limited to, terminating their user account and/or reporting such User Content, conduct, or activity to law enforcement authorities.
You acknowledge, consent and agree that Portal may access, preserve or disclose information you provide to the Portal Sites, including User Content and your account registration information, including when Portal has a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is necessary in order to: (i) protect, enforce, or defend the legal rights, privacy, safety, or property of Company, our parents, subsidiaries or affiliates (“Portal Affiliates”), or their employees, agents and contractors (including enforcement of this Agreement or our other agreements); (ii) protect the safety, privacy, and security of users of the Portal Services or members of the public including in urgent circumstances; (iii) protect against fraud or for risk management purposes; (iv) comply with the law or legal process; or (v) respond to requests from public and government authorities. If Portal sells all or part of its business or makes a sale or transfer of its assets or is otherwise involved in a merger or transfer of all or a material part of its business, Portal may transfer your information to the party or parties involved in the transaction as part of that transaction.
Portal reserves the right to limit the storage capacity of User Content. You assume full responsibility for maintaining backup copies of your User Content, and Portal assumes no responsibility for any loss of your User Content due to its being removed by Portal or for any other reason.
User Content on Message Boards and Forums
The Portal Sites may offer users the ability to post messages on message boards, chat areas, bulletin boards, e-mail functions, forums, and other interactive areas as a part of the Portal Services (collectively, “Forums”), which may be open to the public generally, to all members of the Portal Sites, or to a select group of members to a specific Forum group. You acknowledge that all Content posted on Forums is User Content, and by posting on Forums you agree to comply with the rules and restrictions on User Content set forth above and any other rules specifically applicable to such Forums. Portal reserves the right, but disclaims any obligation or responsibility, to prevent you from posting User Content to any Forum and to restrict or remove your User Content from a Forum or refuse to include your User Content in a Forum for any reason at any time, in Company’s sole discretion and without notice to you.
You acknowledge that messages posted on such Forums are public, and Portal cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose through any Forum; you make such disclosures at your own risk. Portal is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any information posted on a Forum, and shall not be responsible for any decisions made based on such information.
Your Proprietary Rights in and License to Your User Content
Portal does not claim any ownership rights in the User Content that you post, upload, email, transmit, or otherwise make available (collectively, “Transmit”) on, through or in connection with the Portal Services, except with respect to your unsolicited submissions, as described under “Unsolicited Submissions” below; provided, however, that User Content shall not include any Portal Content or content owned by a Portal Affiliate. By posting or transmitting any User Content on, through or in connection with the Portal Services, you hereby grant to Portal and our Portal Affiliates, licensees, assignees, and authorized users a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully-paid and royalty-free, freely sublicensable, transferable (in whole or in part) right (including any moral rights) and license to use, modify, excerpt, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works and compilations based upon, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, sublicense, and distribute such User Content, including your name, voice, likeness and other personally identifiable information to the extent that such is contained in User Content, anywhere, in any form and on and through all media formats now known or hereafter devised, for any and all purposes including, but not limited to, promotional, marketing, trade or any non-commercial or commercial purposes. Additionally, Portal is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained within such User Content for any purpose including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, marketing and providing commercial products and services, including Portal Services. Company’s use of such User Content shall not require any further notice or attribution to you and such use shall be without the requirement of any permission from or any payment to you or any other person or entity. You hereby appoint Portal as your agent with full authority to execute any document or take any action Portal may consider appropriate in order to confirm the rights granted by you to Portal in this Agreement.
You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the User Content Transmitted by you on, through or in connection with the Portal Services, or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this Section, and (ii) the Transmission of User Content by you on, through or in connection with the Portal Services and Third Party Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person or entity by reason of the use of any User Content Transmitted by you on or through the Portal Services or Third Party Services.
If you delete your User Content from the Portal Sites, Company’s license to such User Content will end after a reasonable period of time necessary for the deletion to take full effect. However, the User Content may be retained in the Company’s back-up copies of the Portal Sites, which are not publicly available. Furthermore, to the extent that Portal made use of your User Content before you deleted it, Portal will retain the right to make such pre-existing uses even after your User Content is deleted. You acknowledge that (i) deletion of your User Content from the Portal Sites will not result in, and Portal assumes no responsibility for, the deletion of such User Content by any third parties who were provided with or had access to such User Content prior to your deleting it from the Portal Sites, and (ii) termination of your account or your use of the Portal Services will not result in the immediate or automatic deletion of your User Content consistent with this Agreement.
Removal of Material that Infringes Copyrights
Portal respects the intellectual property of others and requires that our users do the same. Portal has a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of subscribers and account holders of Portal Services who are repeat infringers. Portal also reserves the right to remove or disable access to any transmission of Content that infringes the copyright of any person under the laws of the United States upon receipt of a notice that substantially complies with the requirements of 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) as set forth above.
If you believe material on Portal Services infringes your copyright.
If you believe that any material residing on or linked to from Portal Services infringes your copyright, you must send Company’s designated Copyright Agent a written notification of claimed infringement that contains substantially all of the following information: (a) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (b) identification of the claimed infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material on the Portal Services (such as the URL(s) of the claimed infringing material); (c) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and an email address; (d) 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; (e) a statement by you that the above information in your notification is accurate and a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed or are authorized to act on the owner’s behalf; and (f) your physical or electronic signature. The company’s Copyright Agent for notification of claimed infringement can be reached at: email@example.com
If you posted material to Portal Service that was removed due to notice by a copyright owner.
If you posted material to Portal Services that Portal removed due to a notice of claimed infringement from a copyright owner, Portal will take reasonable steps promptly to notify you that the material has been removed or disabled. This notice may be by means of a general notice on the Portal Sites or by written or electronic communication to such address(es) you have provided to Company if any. You may provide counter-notification in response to such notice in a written communication that includes substantially all of the following: (i) identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled; (ii) a statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; (iii) your name, address, telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Portal may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification requesting the removal or disabling of access to the material or such person’s agent; and (iv) your physical or electronic signature.
Please note that, under 17 U.S.C. §512(f), any person who knowingly makes material misrepresentations in a notification of claimed infringement or any counter-notification may be liable for damages.
Your Exposure to Others’ User Content
You understand that Portal does not control the User Content posted by users via the Portal Services and, as such, you understand you may be exposed to offensive, inaccurate or otherwise objectionable User Content. Portal assumes no responsibility or liability for this type of Content. If you become aware of any misuse of the Portal Services, including in violation of any “Restrictions on Use of Portal Services,” please report it immediately to Company. Portal assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Portal Services for inappropriate User Content or user conduct. If at any time, Portal chooses in its sole discretion to monitor the Portal Services, Portal nonetheless assumes no responsibility for Content other than Portal Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of any user.
Third-Party Links and Services