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Terms of Service

 

 

1.Acceptance. RATE THE PRESS is happy to have you. By using or visiting the RATE THE PRESS website (“Site”) or any RATE THE PRESS products, applications, widgets and services provided to you on, from, or through the Site (collectively the "Service") you are agreeing to these terms and conditions ("Terms of Service"), which also incorporates RATE THE PRESS’s Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the Service.

 

2.Changes to Terms of Service. RATE THE PRESS may modify or revise these Terms of Service and policies at any time. Notice of such changes shall appear on the Service asContinued use of the Service after any such changes constitutes your agreement to such changes. Nothing in these Terms of Service shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

 

 3. Content

A. Definitions

  1. “Content” includes the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, audiovisual combinations, interactive features and other materials you may view on, access through, or contribute to the Service. The Service includes all aspects of RATE THE PRESS, including but not limited to all products, applications, widgets and services offered via the RATE THE PRESS website, and other applications.
  2. “User” is any person who views, contributes to or otherwise uses the Service.
  3. “User Generated Content” is Content that is or has been provided by Users.
  4. “Third Party Content” is Content that is or has been provided from partners from whom RATE THE PRESS has licensed data or Content.

B. Consuming Content

  1. RATE THE PRESS’s trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, domain names and other distinctive brand features ("Marks") on the Service, are owned by or licensed to RATE THE PRESS, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use any of RATE THE PRESS’s Marks.
  2. Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service and as permitted under these Terms of Service.
  3. Content may be protected by copyright laws. Content presented to you as part of the Service may be protected by intellectual property rights. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, license, distribute or create derivative works based on this content (either in whole or in part) unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by the owners of that content, in a separate written agreement. You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by RATE THE PRESS on the Service for that Content. RATE THE PRESS and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Content.
  4. Use RATE THE PRESS at Your own risk. RATE THE PRESS makes no claim of accuracy of any User Generated Content or Third Party Content. Any use or reliance on any Content or materials posted via the Services or obtained by you through the Services is at your own risk. User Generated Content and Third Party Content do not represent the advice, views, opinions or beliefs of RATE THE PRESS. All Content is the sole responsibility of the person who generated that content. We may not monitor or control the Content posted via the Services, and we cannot take responsibility for such Content.
  5. No Commercial Use. You may use the RATE THE PRESS Services and Content only for Your personal, non-commercial, and informational use. A use is considered to be commercial if the primary purpose of Your use is to derive revenue.

C. Contributing Content

  1. Account Required. An RATE THE PRESS Account is required to contribute Content. (See “Account & Registration” below).
  2. Your Content Remains Yours. You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in any Content which you submit, post or display on or through the Service. Content you contribute to RATE THE PRESS remains yours. RATE THE PRESS claims no intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the RATE THE PRESS Service. You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in any Content which you submit, post or display on or through the Service. Content you contribute to RATE THE PRESS remains yours.
  3. Your Content Must Be Yours. All content posted on the Service must comply with U.S. copyright law. You represent and warrant that (i) you own or otherwise possess all rights to use your User Generated Content; (ii) you are authorized to grant all of the rights described in this Terms of Service; and (iii) the use of your User Generated Content will not infringe or violate any intellectual property, privacy, publicity, contract or other rights of any person or entity.
  4. If you do not have the right to submit Content for such use, it may subject you to liability. RATE THE PRESS will not be responsible or liable for any use of your Content by RATE THE PRESS in accordance with these Terms. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any Content that you submit.
  5. Your Grant of License to RATE THE PRESS and RATE THE PRESS Users. By submitting Content to RATE THE PRESS, you hereby grant RATE THE PRESS a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and RATE THE PRESS’s (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms of Service.
  6. Content Modification. RATE THE PRESS may modify or adapt your content in order to transmit, display or distribute it over computer networks and in various media and/or make changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media.
  7. Content Removal/Deletion/Refusal. RATE THE PRESS retains the right to remove Content at any time, without notice and without liability, for any reason, including but not limited to violation of these Terms of Service, infringement of Intellectual Property and user account inactivity. You acknowledge that RATE THE PRESS may or may not pre-screen Content, but that RATE THE PRESS and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or remove any Content that is available via the RATE THE PRESS Services.

 D. Links to Third Party Sites. The Service may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by RATE THE PRESS. RATE THE PRESS has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, RATE THE PRESS will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Service, you expressly relieve RATE THE PRESS from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.

 

4. Account & Registration

  1. An RATE THE PRESS Account is required for some Services. You may browse the Site and view Content without registering, but to access certain features of the Service and contribute Content to RATE THE PRESS, you must create an RATE THE PRESS account. You must be of legal age or older to create an account on behalf of yourself or a business.
  2. You have a Duty of Accuracy and Honesty. When creating your RATE THE PRESS account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You must not impersonate someone else or provide an email address other than your own. You agree to use the RATE THE PRESS Site and Services in a manner consistent with their intended use and You must not use the Services as a generic image hosting service for banner advertisements, graphics, etc.
  3. Your are Responsible for Your Account Security. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify RATE THE PRESS immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. You will be held responsible for all Content you have posted and all activity that occurs under your account. RATE THE PRESS will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized or illegal use of your account, but you may be liable for the losses of RATE THE PRESS or others due to such unauthorized or illegal use.
  4. Account Termination. RATE THE PRESS reserves the right to suspend, terminate or deactivate your account at any time, without notice and without liability, for any reason, including but not limited to violation of these Terms of Service, infringement of Intellectual Property and inactivity. We reserve the right to reclaim any username created by an RATE THE PRESS User on behalf of businesses or individuals that hold legal claim or trademark of that username.

 

5. Your Conduct. You understand that all Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not RATE THE PRESS, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the RATE THE PRESS Services. RATE THE PRESS does not control the Content posted via the RATE THE PRESS Services and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the RATE THE PRESS Services, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will RATE THE PRESS be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the RATE THE PRESS Services.

  1. You agree to not use the RATE THE PRESS Services to:
      1. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
      2. harm minors in any way;
      3. impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a RATE THE PRESS official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
      4. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the RATE THE PRESS Service;
      5. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
      6. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
      7. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas (such as shopping) that are designated for such purpose;
      8. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
      9. interfere with or disrupt the RATE THE PRESS Services or servers or networks connected to the RATE THE PRESS Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the RATE THE PRESS Services, including using any device, software or routine to bypass our robot exclusion headers;
      10. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law;
      11. provide material support or resources (or to conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, or ownership of material support or resources) to any organization(s) designated by the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act;
      12. "stalk" or otherwise harass another; and/or
      13. collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in paragraphs a through m above.

 

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