Last updated October 23, 2008
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OWNERSHIP OF TRUESCOOP CONTENT
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By registering as a user of the Site, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to register an account on your own behalf and on behalf of the business for which you are creating an account. You further represent that you have submitted and will maintain accurate, current and complete identifying information about your user ID and business as prompted by registration forms on the Site. You agree to be truthful in all of your comments on the Site, and to not disparage others or otherwise engage in harmful conduct.
If any unauthorized person obtains access to the Site as a result of any act or omission by you, you shall use your best efforts to ascertain the source and manner of acquisition and shall fully and promptly brief us. You shall otherwise cooperate and assist in any investigation relating to any such unauthorized access.
The Site may display data retrieved from Facebook in accordance with your TrueScoop privacy settings and your Facebook privacy settings. Certain actions you take through TrueScoop may be displayed in your profile or friends on your or others' Facebook pages. Searches you make are aggregated with other users' searches on TrueScoop and analyzed by us. The subject of the search may be made available to other users.
We do not have any obligation to, and you agree that we have no obligation to, review the User Submissions posted and/or submitted by users accessing the Site, that we are not in any manner responsible for User Submissions, that we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of User Submissions, and that we cannot assure that harmful, inaccurate, deceptive, offensive, threatening, defamatory, unlawful or otherwise objectionable User Submissions will not appear on the Site. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to access and view User Submissions on the Site, we are merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and are not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any User Submissions or activities of users on the Site. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that the information, materials and opinions expressed or included in any User Submissions are not necessarily ours.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that we have the absolute right to monitor User Submissions posted to the Site in our sole discretion. In addition, we reserve the right to alter, edit, refuse to post or remove any such User Submissions, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason, and to disclose such User Submissions and the circumstances surrounding their transmission to any third party. You agree that we do not have any obligation to use or respond to any User Submissions.
Your User Submissions are not confidential or proprietary. You grant to us and our designees a non_exclusive, non_revocable, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, sublicensable, royalty_free right and license to use your User Submissions and/or your name, likeness and image in any manner or media now or later known, including, without limitation, the right to sublicense and assign and commercialize your User Submissions without any approval, compensation, or notice to you. In addition, when you submit a User Submission, you grant to us and our designees a non_exclusive, non_revocable, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, sublicensable, royalty_free right and license to use, store, display, publish, transmit, transfer, distribute, reproduce, rearrange, edit, modify, aggregate your User Submission with other Content, create derivative works of and publicly perform your User Submission for any purpose in any manner or media now or later known.
TRUESCOOP AND ITS DESIGNEES WILL BE ENTITLED TO UNRESTRICTED USE OF ANY USER SUBMISSION, FOR ANY PURPOSE WHATSOEVER, COMMERCIAL OR OTHERWISE, WITHOUT COMPENSATION TO YOU AS THE PROVIDER OF THE USER SUBMISSION.
YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT TRUESCOOP, ITS DESIGNEES AND THE TRUESCOOP PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR ANY CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
CODE OF CONDUCT
You agree that you will not or attempt to:
- harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other Facebook or Site users by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;
- use the Site in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the Site;
- use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Site;
- upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any content that we deem to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
- use the Site in connection with the promotion, marketing, advertisement, or selling of pornography, gambling, tobacco, controlled subtances, or counterfeit or other illicit goods or services;
- register for more than one user account per business with the TrueScoop, register for a user account on behalf of a business other than your business, or register for a user account on behalf of any person or entity for whom you are not authorized to do so;
- impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your company information, or any information regarding yourself or your business;
- upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
- upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make publicly available on the Site any private information of any third party, including, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
- solicit personal information from anyone under 18 or solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
- upload, post, transmit, share 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;
- intimidate or harass another;
- upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense or other illegal activity, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
- use or attempt to use another's account, service or system without authorization from TrueScoop, or create a false identity on the Site; or
- upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that, in TrueScoop's sole judgment, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or which may expose TrueScoop, the VBN or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
SWEEPSTAKES AND CONTESTS
Any sweepstakes, contests, games and/or promotional offers accessible on the Site are governed by specific rules and/or terms and conditions (which are hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference). By entering such sweepstakes or contests or participating in such games or promotional offers, you will become subject to those rules and/or terms and conditions. We urge you to read the applicable rules and/or or terms and conditions, which are linked from the particular activity.
YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY USER SUBMISSION YOU CHOOSE TO POST OR SUBMIT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE AND THE CONTENT AVAILABLE AT OR THROUGH THE SITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON_INFRINGEMENT.
WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT: (i) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (ii) THE SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THE SITE AVAILABLE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ERROR_FREE, OR FREE FROM VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; (iii) THE CONTENT (INCLUDING USER SUBMISSIONS) THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE, USEFUL OR RELIABLE; (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; AND (v) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS OF THE SITE WILL BE CORRECTED.
TRUESCOOP DOES NOT PRE_SCREEN OR APPROVE TRUESCOOP PAGES, AND CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT A TRUESCOOP PAGE WAS ACTUALLY CREATED AND IS BEING OPERATED BY THE ENTITY THAT IS THE SUBJECT OF A FACEBOOK PAGE.
TRUESCOOP CANNOT CONTROL THE ACTIONS OF OTHER USERS WITH WHOM YOU MAY CHOOSE TO SHARE YOUR PAGE OR INFORMATION. THUS, WE CANNOT AND DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT USER SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE VIEWED BY UNAUTHORIZED PERSONS OR USED FOR IMPROPER PURPOSES. TRUESCOOP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CIRCUMVENTION OF PRIVACY SETTINGS OR SECURITY MEASURES CONTAINED ON THE SITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTAND THAT, EVEN AFTER REMOVAL, COPIES OF USER SUBMISSIONS MAY REMAIN VIEWABLE IN CACHED OR ARCHIVED PAGES OR IF OTHER USERS HAVE COPIED OR STORED YOUR USER SUBMISSION.
ANY TRANSACTION DISCUSSED, PROPOSED OR ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TRUESCOOP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTIONS TAKEN IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SUCH TRANSACTION, OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF ANY SUCH TRANSACTION.
ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH CONTENT.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
TRUESCOOP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE IN ANY MANNER FOR ANY USER CONTENT OR SUBMISSION POSTED VIA THE SITE, WHETHER POSTED OR CAUSED BY USERS OF THE SITE, BY TRUESCOOP, BY FACEBOOK, BY THIRD PARTIES, OR BY ANY EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN THE SITE. TRUESCOOP DOES NOT CONTROL AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT USERS POST, TRANSMIT, OR SHARE ON THE SITE AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OFFENSIVE, OBSCENE, UNLAWFUL OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT THAT MAY APPEAR ON THE SITE. TRUESCOOP IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OF THE SITE.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE TRUESCOOP PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE OR A TRUESCOOP PARTY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF: (i) THE DOWNLOADING OR INSTALLATION OF THE TRUESCOOP APPLICATION; (ii) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE; (iii) THE CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICE PROGRAM OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE; (iv) TRUESCOOP'S, FACEBOOK'S OR THEIR DESIGNEES', OR ANY THIRD PARTY'S USE OF ANY USER SUBMISSIONS POSTED BY YOU OR INFORMATION PROVIDED BY YOU; (v) YOUR USE OF ANY USER SUBMISSION OR CONTENT ACCESSED BY YOU OR UNDER YOUR ACCOUNT; (vi) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO YOUR ACCOUNT OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA BY ANY PARTY; (vii) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE; (viii) ANY THIRD PARTY WEBSITE, SERVICE, RESOURCE OR CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE; OR (ix) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE TRUESCOOP PARTIES.
IF DESPITE THE LIMITATION ABOVE, WE ARE FOUND LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH ARISES OUT OF OR IS IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY OF THE OCCURRENCES DESCRIBED IN THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY ABOVE, THEN OUR LIABILITY WILL IN NO EVENT EXCEED, IN TOTAL, THE SUM OF U.S. $100. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. ANY SUCH AGREEMENTS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES ARE MADE ON YOUR AND YOUR BUSINESS' BEHALF, FOR WHICH YOU REPRESENT YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO CONTACT.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES, RESOURCES AND SERVICES
You acknowledge that we may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other Facebook pages or applications, third party websites, resources and services. Moreover, you acknowledge that other Facebook pages or applications, third party websites, resources and services may contain information and content related to the Site. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such Facebook pages or applications, third party websites, resources and services, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any information, content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available through such Facebook pages or applications, websites, resources and services. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such information, content, products, services or other materials on or available through any such Facebook pages or applications, website, resource or service.
All content on, or placed on, TrueScoop, is copyrighted by TrueScoop and may not be reproduced without explicit, specific, written permission. Content on TrueScoop, or any part thereof, may not be reproduced on any website or web index or web search engine.