Terms Of Use

AnswersOcean.com Terms of Use Agreement

This Terms of Use Agreement (' Agreement' ) AnswersOcean (“AnswersOcean” or “we”) sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of the AnswersOcean Services.  By using the AnswersOcean Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a 'Visitor' (which means that you simply browse the AnswersOcean Website, including through a mobile device, or otherwise use the AnswersOcean Services without being registered) or you are a 'Member' (which means that you have registered with AnswersOcean).  The term 'User' refers to a Visitor or a Member. You are only authorized to use the AnswersOcean Services (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and the terms of this Agreement. Please read this Agreement and save it.  If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement and to follow all applicable laws, you should leave the AnswersOcean Website and discontinue use of the AnswersOcean Services immediately.  If you wish to become a Member, communicate with other Members and/or make use of the AnswersOcean Services, you must read this Agreement and indicate your acceptance during the registration process.

This Agreement includes AnswersOcean's policy for acceptable use of the AnswersOcean Services and Content (as defined in Section 6 below) posted on or through the AnswersOcean Services and your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the AnswersOcean Services and Content posted on or through the AnswersOcean Services.  In order to participate in certain AnswersOcean Services, you may be notified that you are required to download software or content and/or agree to additional terms and conditions from AnswersOcean.  Unless otherwise provided by the additional terms and conditions applicable to the AnswersOcean Services in which you choose to participate, those additional terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement.

AnswersOcean may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting by AnswersOcean on the AnswersOcean Website.  Your continued use of the AnswersOcean Services after AnswersOcean posts a revised Agreement signifies your acceptance of the revised Agreement.  It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

Please choose carefully the information you post on or through the AnswersOcean Services and that you provide to other Users.  Your AnswersOcean profile may not include any form of Prohibited Content, as outlined in Section 8 below.  Despite this prohibition, information, materials, products or services provided by other AnswersOcean Members (for instance, in their profile) may, in whole or in part, be unauthorized, impermissible or otherwise violate this Agreement, and AnswersOcean assumes no responsibility or liability for this material.  If you become aware of misuse of the AnswersOcean Services by any person, please click on the ' Contact AnswersOcean” or the “Report Abuse” link anywhere on the AnswersOcean Website pages.

AnswersOcean reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting (including private messages) by you, or to deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the AnswersOcean Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability.  AnswersOcean expressly reserves the right to remove your profile and/or deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the AnswersOcean Services if AnswersOcean determines, in its sole discretion, that you have violated this Agreement or pose a threat to AnswersOcean and/or its Users.

 

1.   Eligibility. Use of the AnswersOcean Services and registration to be a Member for the AnswersOcean Services (“Membership”) is void where prohibited.  By using the AnswersOcean Services, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information (c) you are 13 years of age or older and (d) your use of the AnswersOcean Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation.  Your profile may be deleted and your Membership may be terminated without warning, if we believe that you are under 13 years of age, if we believe that you are under 18 years of age and you represent yourself as 18 or older, or if we believe you are over 18 and represent yourself as under 18.

2.   Term. This Agreement, and any posted revision to this Agreement, shall remain in full force and effect while you use the AnswersOcean Services or are a Member.  You may terminate your Membership at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Member's Account Settings page.  AnswersOcean may terminate your Membership at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability.  Even after Membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect, including Sections 5-17.

3.   Fees. You acknowledge that AnswersOcean reserves the right to charge for any portion of the AnswersOcean Services and to change its fees (if any) from time to time in its discretion.  If AnswersOcean terminates your Membership because you have breached the Agreement, you shall not be entitled to the refund of any unused portion of fees or payments (if any).

4.   Password. When you sign up to become a Member, you will also be asked to choose a password.  You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.  You agree not to use the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or to disclose your password to any third party.  You agree to notify AnswersOcean immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password.  You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.

5.   Use by Members. The AnswersOcean Services are for the personal use of Members and may be used for promotional purposes as well, but direct commercial endeavors may only be used if they are specifically endorsed or authorized by AnswersOcean.  AnswersOcean reserves the right to remove commercial content in its sole discretion.  Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the AnswersOcean Services, including collecting usernames, user id numbers, and/or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the AnswersOcean Website, or employing third party promotional sites or software to promote profiles for money, is prohibited.  Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of unauthorized solicitation may be removed from Member profiles without notice or explanation and may result in termination of Membership privileges.  AnswersOcean reserves the right to take appropriate legal action for any illegal or unauthorized use of the AnswersOcean Services.

6.   Proprietary Rights in Content on AnswersOcean.

By displaying or publishing (' posting' ) any Content on or through the AnswersOcean Services, you hereby grant to AnswersOcean a license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content on or through the AnswersOcean Services, including without limitation distributing part or all of the AnswersOcean Website in any media formats and through any media channels

7.   Content Posted.

7.1        AnswersOcean may reject, refuse to post or delete any Content for any or no reason, including Content that in the sole judgment of AnswersOcean violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights of any person or entity, or harm or threaten the safety of any person or entity. AnswersOcean assumes no responsibility for monitoring the AnswersOcean Services for inappropriate Content or conduct.  If at any time AnswersOcean chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the AnswersOcean Services, AnswersOcean nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such Content.

7.2        You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on or through any of the AnswersOcean Services, and any material or information that you transmit to other Members and for your interactions with other Users.

8.    Content/Activity Prohibited. The following are examples of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the AnswersOcean Services.  AnswersOcean reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in AnswersOcean's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending Content from the AnswersOcean Services and terminating the Membership of such violators.  Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to, Content that, in the sole discretion of AnswersOcean:

8.1        is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual

8.2        harasses or advocates harassment of another person

8.3        exploits people in a sexual or violent manner

8.4        contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website

8.5        solicits personal information from anyone under 18

8.6        publicly posts information that poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person

8.7        constitutes or promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous

8.8        constitutes or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacturer-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files

8.9        involves the transmission of ' junk mail,' ' chain letters,' or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, ' spimming,' or ' spamming'

8.10    contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page)

8.11    furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses

8.12    solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users

8.13    involves commercial activities and/or sales without prior written consent from AnswersOcean such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes

8.14    includes a photograph or video of another person that you have posted without that person's consent

8.15    for band, comedy, filmmaker and other profiles, uses sexually suggestive imagery or any other unfair, misleading or deceptive Content intended to draw traffic to the profile or

8.16    violates the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.

The following are examples of the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on the AnswersOcean Website and through your use of the AnswersOcean Services.  AnswersOcean reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in AnswersOcean's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities.  Prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:

8.17    criminal or tortious activity, including child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets

8.18    advertising to, or solicitation of, any Member to buy or sell any products or services through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the AnswersOcean Services.  You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Members.  In order to protect our Members from such advertising or solicitation, AnswersOcean reserves the right to restrict the number of emails which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a number which AnswersOcean deems appropriate in its sole discretion.  If you breach this Agreement and send unsolicited bulk email, instant messages or other unauthorized commercial communications of any kind through the AnswersOcean Services, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to AnswersOcean, but that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to ascertain.  As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay AnswersOcean for each such unsolicited email or other unauthorized commercial communication you send through the AnswersOcean Services

8.19    circumventing or modifying, attempting to circumvent or modify, or encouraging or assisting any other person in circumventing or modifying any security technology or software that is part of the AnswersOcean Services

8.20    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 otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network

8.21    covering or obscuring the banner advertisements on your personal profile page, or any AnswersOcean page via HTML/CSS or any other means

8.22    any automated use of the system, such as, but not limited to, using
scripts to add friends or send comments or messages

8.23    interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the AnswersOcean Services or the networks or services connected to the AnswersOcean Services

8.24    impersonating or attempting to impersonate another Member, person or entity

8.25    for band, comedy, filmmaker and other profiles containing a AnswersOcean player, copying the code for your AnswersOcean Player and embedding it (or directing others to embed it) anywhere other than your band profile on AnswersOcean

8.26    using the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or disclosing your password to any third party or permitting any third party to access your account

8.27    selling or otherwise transferring your profile

8.28    using any information obtained from the AnswersOcean Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person or entity, or attempting to do the same

8.29    displaying an unauthorized commercial advertisement on your profile, or accepting payment or anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any commercial activity through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the AnswersOcean Services on behalf of that person, such as placing commercial content on your profile, posting blogs or bulletins with a commercial purpose, selecting a profile with a commercial purpose as one of your ' Top 8' friends, or sending private messages with a commercial purpose or

8.30    using the AnswersOcean Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

9.   Protecting Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property. AnswersOcean respects the intellectual property of others, and requires that our users do the same.  You may not upload, embed, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any person or entity.  AnswersOcean has the right to terminate the Membership of infringers.

If you believe your work has been copied and posted on or through the AnswersOcean Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please send AnswersOcean's Copyright Agent a notification of claimed infringement with 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 AnswersOcean Services (providing the URL(s) of the claimed infringing material satisfies this requirement) (c) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, 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, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or a uthorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf and (f) your physical or electronic signature. AnswersOcean provides certain tools and technologies to help facilitate copyright owners’ control over their copyrighted works.

10. Member Disputes. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other AnswersOcean Members.  AnswersOcean reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes between you and other Members.

11. Disclaimers. AnswersOcean is not responsible for and makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the User Content or the accuracy and reliability of the User Content posted on or through the AnswersOcean Services, whether caused by Users of the AnswersOcean Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the AnswersOcean Services and such User Content does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of AnswersOcean.  Profiles and third party applications created and posted by Members on the AnswersOcean Website may contain links to other websites.  AnswersOcean is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are not necessarily investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by AnswersOcean.  Inclusion of any linked website on the AnswersOcean Services does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by AnswersOcean.  When you access these third party sites, you do so at your own risk.  AnswersOcean takes no responsibility for third party advertisements or third party applications that are posted on or through the AnswersOcean Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by its advertisers. AnswersOcean is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the AnswersOcean Services.  AnswersOcean assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User or Member communication.  AnswersOcean is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the AnswersOcean Services or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Users or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the AnswersOcean Services.  Under no circumstances shall AnswersOcean be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the AnswersOcean Services, attendance at a AnswersOcean event, from any User Content posted on or through the AnswersOcean Services, or from the conduct of any Users of the AnswersOcean Services, whether online or offline.  The AnswersOcean Services are provided ' AS-IS' and as available and AnswersOcean expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.  AnswersOcean cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the AnswersOcean Services.

12. Limitation on Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL AnswersOcean BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE AnswersOcean SERVICES, EVEN IF AnswersOcean HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, AnswersOcean'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO AnswersOcean FOR THE AnswersOcean SERVICES DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP.

13. Disputes. The Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of India, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.  You and AnswersOcean agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Italy to resolve any dispute arising out of the Agreement or the AnswersOcean Services.  EACH OF THE PARTIES HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS, CROSS-CLAIMS, OR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS) ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT.  FURTHER, EACH PARTY HERETO CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE OR AGENT OF EITHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH PARTY WOULD NOT IN THE EVENT OF SUCH LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THIS WAIVER OF RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL PROVISION.  EACH OF THE PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THIS SECTION IS A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT FOR THE OTHER PARTY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT.

 

14. Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold AnswersOcean, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the AnswersOcean Services in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth in this Agreement and/or if any Content that you post on or through the AnswersOcean Services causes AnswersOcean to be liable to another.

15. Other. This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the AnswersOcean Website or any of the AnswersOcean Services and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member.  This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and AnswersOcean regarding the use of the AnswersOcean Services.  The failure of AnswersOcean to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision.  The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. AnswersOcean is a trademark of AnswersOcean, Inc.  This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law.  If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Please contact us at: Contact AnswersOcean with any questions regarding this Agreement.

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