OWNERSHIP OF CONTENTS/LICENSE
The Web Site is owned and operated by Multilingual Living (“Company,” “us” or “we”).
This Web Site and all of its current and future content, such as articles, opinions, other text, directories, guides, photographs, illustrations, images, video and audio clips and advertising copy, as well as the trademarks, logos, domain names, trade names, service marks, trade identities and any and all copyrightable material (including source and object code) and any other form of intellectual property (collectively, the “Content”) is owned by or licensed to Company or other authorized third parties and is protected as intellectual property or otherwise. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, no rights (either by implication, estoppel or otherwise) are granted to you. You may only use the Content as expressly set forth in these Terms. UNAUTHORIZED USE, COPYING, REPRODUCTION, MODIFICATION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING, DISTRIBUTING, DUPLICATING OR ANY OTHER MISUSE OF ANY OF THE CONTENT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.
COPYRIGHTS AND COPYRIGHT AGENT
If you believe that your work has been copied on the Web Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please promptly provide Company’s Copyright Agent by email to the following postal address: P.O. Box 51172, Seattle, Washington, 98115 the following information:
* i. your name address, telephone number and email address;
* ii. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
* iii. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Web Site;
* iv. 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;
* v. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are either the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and
* vi. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
CHANGES TO SITE/TERMS
Company may add, change, discontinue, remove or suspend any portion of the Web Site at any time, without notice. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, alter, or otherwise change these Terms and will post any new or revised terms on the Web Site.
Discussion lists, online diaries, articles, blogs, comments, or other interactive areas on the Web Site (“User Forums”) are provided to give users a forum to express their opinions and share their ideas and information. Company does not endorse the content posted in User Forums. Company does not and cannot review every message posted by users in User Forums. Company reserves the right, but is not obligated, to delete, move or edit content, in whole or in part, submitted by you to a User Forum for any reason in Company’s sole discretion.
Please note that, generally, information you submit in a User Forum will be accessible by other users of the discussion list or Web Site. Please be sure that any information you post on any publicly accessible User Forum (including any online diary entry or entries that you choose to share with others, either via the Web Site or by e-mailing the entry or entries to your friends or families) is information that you are comfortable sharing with others.
RESTRICTIONS ON USE
You agree not to do any of the following while using the Web Site:
1. harass, stalk or otherwise abuse another user;
2. transmit or otherwise make available any content that is false, harmful, threatening, abusive, tortious, defamatory, libelous, disparaging (including disparaging of Company or the Affiliates), vulgar, obscene, pornographic or that promotes violence, racial hatred, terrorism or illegal acts, or is otherwise objectionable (as determined by Company in its sole discretion);
3. transmit or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful or infringes, violates or misappropriates any patent, trademark, trade identity right, trade secret, publicity right, privacy right, copyright or any other intellectual property or any other rights of any third party;
4. upload or transmit viruses, Trojan horses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files or post material that interferes with any third party’s uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Web Site.
5. impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Web Site or to Company, including forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any transmission to the Web Site for any reason;
6. transmit or otherwise make available through the Web Site any personal advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or offer for sale of any products or services, except in areas specifically designated for such purposes; or
7. violate any applicable local, state, federal or international law, rule or regulation.
DISCLAIMERS/LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THIS WEB SITE AND ALL CONTENT CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHT, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THOSE ARISING BY STATUTE OR OTHERWISE IN LAW OR FROM A COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY BY JURISDICTION.
Company and the Affiliates make no representation or warranty whatsoever regarding the completeness, accuracy, timeliness, availability, or adequacy of any information, facts, views, opinions, statements or recommendations contained on the Web Site or in the Content. This Web Site may be unavailable due to maintenance or malfunction of equipment.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT COMPANY LIMITS ITS LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE AS SET FORTH BELOW:
NEITHER COMPANY NOR THE AFFILIATES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO ANY USER’S COMPUTER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE FROM ANY SECURITY BREACH OR FROM ANY VIRUS, BUGS, TAMPERING, FRAUD, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER LINE OR NETWORK FAILURE OR ANY OTHER TECHNICAL OR OTHER MALFUNCTION.
EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED: YOU AGREE THAT COMPANY AND THE AFFILIATES, AS APPLICABLE, ARE NOT LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, ECONOMIC OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES), WHETHER BASED IN TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, OR THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF THIS WEB SITE) INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, RESULTING IN ANY WAY FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH: (1) THIS WEB SITE AND ITS CONTENT; (2) ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH AN INVESTIGATION BY COMPANY OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES REGARDING YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE; OR (3) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE WEB SITE’S TECHNICAL OPERATION, EVEN IF COMPANY OR THE AFFILIATES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY OR THE AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR LOSS OR INJURY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION IN THESE TERMS, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL COMPANY OR THE AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY REASON RELATED OR ANY CAUSE OF ACTION WHATSOEVER IN AN AMOUNT GREATER THAN FIFTY DOLLARS ($50).
BY ACCESSING THIS WEB SITE, I UNDERSTAND THAT I MAY BE WAIVING RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO CLAIMS THAT ARE AT THIS TIME UNKNOWN OR UNSUSPECTED, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH WAIVER, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND, AND HEREBY EXPRESSLY WAIVE, THE BENEFITS OF SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF CALIFORNIA, AND ANY SIMILAR LAW OF ANY STATE OR TERRITORY, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “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.”
NO PERSONAL ADVICE
This Web Site and its Content is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional financial, medical, legal, or other advice. In addition to the “Disclaimer/Limitation on Liability” paragraph above, Company makes no representations or warranties and expressly disclaims any and all liability concerning any treatment or action by any person following the information offered or provided within or through the Web Site. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional or medical advice, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified specialist.
By using this Web Site, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Company and the Affiliates from and against any actual or alleged claims, demands, causes of action, judgments, damages, losses, liabilities, and all costs and expenses of defense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ and other legal fees and costs) arising out of or relating to: (1) your violation of these Terms or any law, rule or regulation; (2) a claim that is based on your use of the Content; or (3) any content uploaded by you or through your computer to the Web Site or otherwise sent by you to Company. You will cooperate as fully and reasonably as required by Company or the Affiliates in the defense of any claim. Company reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, and you will not in any event settle any claim without the prior written consent of Company.
THIRD PARTIES/NO ENDORSEMENT
This Web Site may provide links to third-party web sites, and certain areas of the Web Site may allow you to conduct transactions or purchase goods or services from or through a third-party. Third-parties and third-party web sites may have different privacy policies, terms and conditions and business practices than we do. Your dealings or communications through the Web Site with any party other than Company are solely between you and that third party. We do not endorse, verify, make any representations, or take responsibility for the content, truthfulness, accuracy, quality or completeness of the content or activities conducted on any third party web sites. Any complaints, concerns or questions you may have relating to materials provided by third parties should be forwarded directly to the third party. YOU AGREE THAT COMPANY WILL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FOR ANY GOODS, SERVICES, RESOURCES OR CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH ANY THIRD PARTY DEALINGS OR COMMUNICATIONS, OR FOR ANY HARM RELATED THERETO, OR FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT, ADVERTISING, OR BUSINESS PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTY. Reference on the Web Site to any product, process, publication or service of any third party by trade name, domain name, trademark, trade identity, service mark, trade identity, logo, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement or recommendation by Company or the Affiliates. Users are requested to inform Company of any errors or inappropriate material found on web sites to which this Web Site is or may be linked.
The link to this Web Site must not damage, dilute or tarnish the goodwill associated with any Company names or any other Company intellectual property, nor may the link create the false appearance that your web site or organization is sponsored, endorsed by, affiliated or associated with Company. You may not “frame” this Web Site or alter its intellectual property or Content in any way. You may not link to the Web Site from a site that is unlawful, abusive, indecent or obscene, that promotes violence or illegal acts, that contains expressions of racism, that is libelous, defamatory, scandalous, or inflammatory or is other inappropriate (in Company’s sole discretion). Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate a link with any web site that it deems inappropriate or inconsistent with this Web Site or these Terms.
This Web Site may contain or offer sweepstakes or other promotions, which may be governed by a separate set of rules that describe the sweepstakes or promotion and may have eligibility requirements, such as certain age or geographic area restrictions. It is your responsibility to read those rules to determine whether or not your participation, registration or entry will be valid and to determine the sponsor’s requirements of you in connection with the applicable sweepstakes or promotion.
Company operates this Web Site in the United States. Information contained on this Web Site may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to this Web Site where the content of the Web Site may be illegal is prohibited. If you access this Web Site from other locations, you do so on your own initiative and you are solely responsible for compliance with applicable laws. These Terms will be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, without regard to its conflicts of law principles, and specifically will not be governed by the United Nations Conventions on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, if otherwise applicable. Any cause of action filed by you with respect to the Terms or your use of this Web Site must be filed in the County of King, City of Seattle, State of Washington within ninety (90) days after the occurrence of the facts giving rise to the cause of action, otherwise the cause will be forever barred. You hereby consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in the County of King, City of Seattle, State of Washington for any cause of action arising under these Terms or related to the Web Site.
You understand and agree that Company will determine your compliance with these Terms in its sole discretion. Company reserves the right to deny access to all or part of the Web Site to any person in its sole discretion. Any violation of these Terms may be referred to law enforcement authorities. Upon termination of your user account or access to the Web Site, or upon demand by Company, you must destroy all materials obtained from this Web Site and all related documentation.
If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which will remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms will be of any force or effect unless made in writing and signed by a duly authorized officer of Company. The section titles in these Terms are for your convenience only and do not have any legal or contractual effect.
The EFFECTIVE DATE of these Terms is May 1, 2010.