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Shakesville.com Website Agreement
Shakesville.com website (the “Service”) is an online information and communications service provided by Melissa McEwan, a private individual, subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth below including, all exhibits hereto.
“Shakesville.com” and the “Shakesville” design are the property of Melissa McEwan and copyrighted by law in the United States and other countries. Other marks which appear on this website may be marks of third parties that are not affiliated with Shakesville.com and Melissa McEwan does not control or endorse the content of third party websites.
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Service. By accessing or using the Service, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access or use the Service. If you utilize the Service in a manner inconsistent with these terms and conditions, Shakesville.com may terminate your access, block your future access and/or seek such additional relief as the circumstances of your misuse indicate is proper. Shakesville.com may modify this Agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified Agreement. You agree to review the Agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued access or use of the Service shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified Agreement.
Operating Policies. You agree to comply with the Operating Policies set forth in Exhibit A (as they may be amended by Shakesville.com from time to time), which are the rules that govern your activity in connection with the Service. Shakesville.com has the right but not the obligation to remove any communications and materials that Shakesville.com believes in its sole discretion violate the Operating Policies.
Copyright, Licenses and Idea Submissions. The entire contents of the Service are copyrighted under the United States copyright laws. The owner of the copyright is Melissa McEwan. You may print and download portions of material from the different areas of the Service solely for your own non-commercial use. You may make: (a) one machine readable copy, (b) one backup copy, and (c) one print copy of any portions of material downloaded from the different areas of the Service solely for your non-commercial use. Any other copying, redistribution, retransmission or publication of any downloaded material, is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of Melissa McEwan or any third party information provider to the Service. You agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from the Service. You agree to grant to Melissa McEwan a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual license, with the right to sublicense, to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, publicly display and publicly perform any materials and other information (including, without limitation, ideas contained therein for new or improved products and services) you submit to public areas of the Service (such as comments and blog posts) by all means and in any media now known or hereafter developed. You also grant to Melissa McEwan the right to use your name in connection with the submitted materials and other information as well as in connection with all advertising, marketing and promotional material related thereto. You agree that you shall have no recourse against Melissa McEwan for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your communications to Shakesville.com.
Use of the Service. You understand that, except for information, products or services clearly identified as being supplied by Melissa McEwan, Melissa McEwan does not operate, control or endorse any information, products or services on the Internet in any way. Except for Melissa McEwan-identified information, products or services, all information, products and services offered through the Service or on the Internet generally are offered by third parties that are not affiliated with Melissa McEwan. You also understand that Melissa McEwan cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading through the Service will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifest contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to the Service for the reconstruction of any lost data. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the Service and the Internet. Melissa McEwan does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever (including without limitation warranties of title or noninfringement, or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) with regard to the Service, any merchandise, information or service provided through the Service or on the Internet generally, and Melissa McEwan shall not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any such transaction. It is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all opinions, advice, services, merchandise and other information provided through the Service or on the Internet generally. Melissa McEwan does not warrant that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in the Service will be corrected. The Service and any software made available on the Service are provided on an “as is, as available” basis.
You understand further that the Internet contains unedited materials some of which are sexually explicit or may be offensive to you. You access such materials at your risk. Melissa McEwan has no control over and accepts no responsibility whatsoever for such materials.
In no event will Melissa McEwan be liable for (I) any incidental, consequential, or indirect damages (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of programs or information, and the like) arising out of the use of or inability to use the Service, or any information, or transactions provided on the Service or downloaded or hyperlinked from the Service, even if Melissa McEwan or her authorized representatives have been advised of the possibility of such damages, or (II) any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies in the Service and/or materials or information downloaded through, or hyperlinked from, the Service. because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such states, Melissa McEwan’s liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.
Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Melissa McEwan, her agents, licensors, suppliers and any third party information providers to the Service from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this Agreement by you.
Third Party Rights. The provisions of paragraphs 3 (Use of the Service), and 4 (Indemnification) are for the benefit of Melissa McEwan and her agents, licensors, suppliers, and any third party information providers to the Service. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.
Term; Termination. This Agreement may be terminated by either party without notice at any time for any reason; provided that you may no longer use the Service after you have terminated this Agreement. The provisions of paragraphs 2 (Copyright, Licenses and Idea Submissions), 3 (Use of the Service), 4 (Indemnification), 5 (Third Party Rights) and 7 (Miscellaneous) shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
Miscellaneous. This Agreement shall all be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinios applicable to agreements made and to be performed in Illinios. You agree that any legal action or proceeding between Melissa McEwan and you for any purpose concerning this Agreement or the parties’ obligations hereunder shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Illinios. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to the Service must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred. Melissa McEwan’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. Melissa McEwan may assign her rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.
Your participation in online communications occurs in real time and is not edited, censored, or otherwise controlled by Melissa McEwan. Melissa McEwan cannot and does not screen content provided by users of the Service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Melissa McEwan reserves the right to monitor content on the Service and to remove content which Melissa McEwan, in her sole discretion, determines to be harmful, offensive, or otherwise in violation of these Operating Policies. In order to maintain an informative and valuable service that meets the needs of the users of the Service and avoids the harm that can result from disseminating statements that are false, malicious, violate the rights of others, or otherwise harmful, it is necessary to establish the following rules to protect against abuse:
Unless you are participating in an area of the Service that requires or encourages anonymity, use your real name in online communications.
You may not post or transmit any message which is libelous, defamatory or which discloses private or personal matters concerning any person. You may not post or transmit any message, data, image or program which is indecent, obscene or pornographic.
You may not post or transmit any message, data, image or program that would violate the property rights of others, including unauthorized copyrighted text, images or programs, trade secrets or other confidential proprietary information, and trademarks or service marks used in an infringing fashion.
You may not interfere with other users use of the Service.
You may not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device or process to monitor or copy our web pages or any portion of the content contained herein without our express written permission.
You may not post or transmit any file which contains viruses, worms, “Trojan horses” or any other contaminating or destructive features.
You may not post or transmit any message which is harmful, threatening, abusive or hateful. It is not the Service’s intent to discourage you from taking controversial positions or expressing vigorously what may be unpopular views; however, Melissa McEwan reserves the right to take such action as it deems appropriate in cases where the Service is used to disseminate statements which are deeply and widely offensive and/or harmful.
You may not post or transmit charity requests, petitions for signatures, chain letters or letters relating to pyramid schemes. You may not post or transmit any advertising, promotional materials or any other solicitation of other users of the Service for goods or services except in those areas that are designated for such purpose.
You may not post or list articles which are off-topic according to the description of the group or list or send unsolicited mass emailings to 10 people or more if such e-mail could reasonably be expected to provoke complaints from its recipients.
You may not use the facilities and capabilities of the Service to conduct any activity or solicit the performance of any illegal activity or other activity which infringes the rights of others.
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