This site may be hyper-linked to other sites which are not maintained by, or related to, [Website Owner]. Hyper-links to such sites are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this site or [Website Owner]. [Website Owner] has not reviewed any or all of such sites and is not responsible for the content of those sites. [Website Owner] is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any hyper-linked site. Hyper-links are to be accessed at the user’s own risk, and [Website Owner] makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness, or accuracy of these hyper-links or the sites hyper-linked to this site. [Website Owner] provides hyper-links as a convenience, and the inclusion of any hyper-link to a third-party site does not necessarily imply endorsement by [Website Owner] of that site or any association with its operators.
USE OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES
[Website Owner]’s Websites may contain forums, bulletin board services, chat areas, blogs and blog comment areas, message boards, news groups, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to allow you to communicate with the Internet community or with a group (collectively, “Communications Services”). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and content that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.
Among other actions, when using a Communication Service, you agree that you will not post, send, submit, publish, or transmit in connection with this site any material that:
(i) you do not have the right to post, including proprietary material of any third party, such as files containing software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity);
(ii) advocates illegal activity or discusses an intent to commit an illegal act;
(iii) is vulgar, obscene, pornographic, or indecent;
(iv) does not pertain directly to this site, or where commenting on a given issue or blog post, the specific content of the issue or blog post;
(v) threatens or abuses others, libels, defames, invades privacy, stalks, is obscene, pornographic, racist, abusive, harassing, threatening, or offensive;
(vi) seeks to exploit or harm children by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable details or otherwise;
(vii) harvests or otherwise collects information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent;
(viii) violates any law or may be considered to violate any law;
(ix) impersonates or misrepresents your connection to any other entity or person or otherwise manipulates headers or identifiers to disguise the origin of the content;
(x) falsifies or deletes any author attributions, legal or other proper notices, or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is permissibly uploaded;
(xi) advertises any commercial endeavor (e.g., offering for sale products or services) or otherwise engages in any commercial activity (e.g., conducting raffles or contests, displaying sponsorship banners, and/or soliciting goods or services) except as may be specifically authorized on this site;
(xii) solicits funds, advertisers, or sponsors;
(xiii) includes programs that contain viruses, worms, and/or Trojan horses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications;
(xiv) disrupts the normal flow of dialogue, causes a screen to scroll faster than other users are able to type, or otherwise acts in a way which affects the ability of other people to engage in real-time activities via this site;
(xv) amounts to a “pyramid” or other like scheme, including contests, chain letters, and surveys;
(xvi) disobeys any policy or regulations including any code of conduct or other guidelines, established from time to time regarding use of this site or any networks connected to this site; or
(xvii) contains hyper-links to other sites that contain content that falls within the descriptions set forth above.
Notwithstanding these rights, you remain solely responsible for the content of your submissions. You acknowledge and agree that neither [Website Owner] nor any third party that provides Content to [Website Owner] will assume or have any liability for any action or inaction by [Website Owner] or such third party with respect to any submission. [Website Owner] cautions you against giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. [Website Owner] does not control or endorse the content, messages, or information found in any Communication Service and, consequently, [Website Owner] specifically disclaims any liability with respect to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized [Website Owner] spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of [Website Owner].
You hereby assign all right, title and interest to [Website Owner] all content, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated to [Website Owner] through this site including all copyright, trademark, trade secret, and patent rights and any similar or related intellectual property rights (together, the “Submission”). [Website Owner] will not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and may use any Submission in its business (including without limitation, for products or advertising) without incurring any liability for royalties or any other consideration of any kind. You hereby grant the Company the right to use your name, likeness, or other information you provide about yourself in relation to your Submissions such as to identify you as the author of the submission and you hereby waive any and all claims and demands that may arise out of or in connection with the use of such information, including without limitation any and all claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy.