Ok, this is the important legal document that you really do need to take a look at. It's all about how you can and cannot use Artist Footprint and its services; who owns what and what licenses you are providing Artist Footprint when you post content; and who is accountable, responsible and liable for actions on the site. Please take a few moments and familiarize yourself to these Terms, use the Site and its Services according to these Terms.
Welcome to Artist Footprint !
Artist Footprint (the "Site") is provided to you for your personal entertainment, information, education, and communication through our featured content and interactive functionality available via the Internet (the "Artist Footprint Services").
Content on the Site
You understand that all information, data, text, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, software, tags, advertisements or other materials ("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 Artist Footprint , are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Artist Footprint Services. We do not control the Content posted through the Artist Footprint Services and, as such, we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content and disclaim any and all liability in connection with such Content. The opinions expressed in postings or other Content provided through the Artist Footprint Services are not necessarily those of Artist Footprint or its owner, content providers, advertisers, sponsors, affiliated or related entities. You understand that by using the Artist Footprint Services you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. You understand that we are not obligated to pre-screen, regularly review, monitor, delete or otherwise change the Content associated with the Artist Footprint Services. We do, however, reserve the right to do so at any time in our sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, and to delete any Content with or without notice. Under no circumstances will we 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 through the Artist Footprint Services.
Responsibility for Your Content (Member Content)
Because Artist Footprint does not permit infringement of intellectual property rights through the Artist Footprint Services, we will remove all Member Content if properly notified that such Site Content or Member Content infringes on another's intellectual property rights and at our sole discretion.
Artist Footprint does not endorse any Member Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with Member Content. You agree that you will not submit Member Content that violates any material contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.
Member Content: Ownership & Licenses
Notwithstanding the foregoing, you understand and agree that once Member Content is incorporated into other aspects of the Artist Footprint Services by Artist Footprint and/or its members, Artist Footprint is under no obligation to delete or ask or require other Artist Footprint members to delete that Member Content, and therefore, it may continue to appear and be used through the Artist Footprint Services indefinitely pursuant to an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license. You understand and agree that we may retain, but will not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of Member Content that have been removed or deleted.
Permitted Use of Content
The content associated with the Artist Footprint Services, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photographs, sounds, music, videos, visual interface, design, computer code, interactive features and the like ("Site Content") and the trademarks, service marks, trade names and logos contained therein, except all Member Content, are owned by or licensed to Artist Footprint , subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. Except as expressly and unambiguously provided herein, Artist Footprint does not grant you any express or implied rights, and all rights in and to the Artist Footprint Services and the Site Content are retained by Artist Footprint .
Copyright Infringement Policy
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable laws, we have adopted a policy of disabling or terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, the account of any Artist Footprint member who infringes the intellectual property rights of you, us, or any third party. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please notify us.
In order to participate in the Artist Footprint Services, you must create an account and become a Artist Footprint member. All members will receive a password and are responsible for maintaining confidentiality of such password. Each member's right to use the Artist Footprint Services is personal to the member and members are entirely responsible for any and all activities which occur under their account whether authorized or not authorized. You agree to notify Artist Footprint of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security known or that should be known to you. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your interaction with other members of the Site, and that we have no obligation to monitor or resolve disputes between members of the Site.
You agree not to use the Artist Footprint Services for any commercial use, without the prior written authorization of Artist Footprint . Prohibited commercial uses include any of the following actions taken without our express approval:
Unauthorized commercial uses do not include uploading Member Content to the Artist Footprint Services to promote your business or artistic enterprise, or any use that Artist Footprint expressly authorizes in writing.
In addition, the following behaviors or activities are strictly prohibited when using the Artist Footprint Services by any member or Artist Footprint Services' user:
If you produce content that is covered under 18 U.S.C. §2257 labeling requirements, you may be subject to the name- and age-verification, record keeping, and labeling requirements of 18 U.S.C. §2257. You can find more information on 18 U.S.C. §2257 and compliance here.
Termination of Service
The Artist Footprint Services may provide links to other websites or resources. Because we have no control over such websites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Artist Footprint is not responsible for the availability of such external websites and resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that we will not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.
Children Online Protection Act Notification
We hereby notify you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors. Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at ParentalSoftware.org's website, http://www.parentalsoftware.org.
Artist Footprint is a registered trademark and logo. You agree that all Artist Footprint 's trademarks, including Artist Footprint trade names, service marks, logos and service names are trademarks and the property of Artist Footprint . Without our prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner any Artist Footprint mark. All trademarks included in the Artist Footprint Services that not owned by Artist Footprint are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Artist Footprint Services may be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any right or license to use any trademark.
Disclaimer of Warranties / Limitation of Liability
You understand and agree that the Artist Footprint Services are provided "AS-IS" or "AS AVAILABLE," and that we assume no responsibility for your ability to (or any costs or fees associated with your ability to) obtain access to the Artist Footprint Services, nor do we assume any liability for the failure to store or maintain any user communications or personal settings.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer, exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the foregoing disclaimer, exclusion and limitation may not apply to you, and you may have other legal rights that vary according to jurisdiction. In no event will damages provided by law, if any, apply unless they are required to apply by law, notwithstanding their exclusion by contract.
We disclaim all liability for any loss or damage arising out of your communications or dealings with any of the businesses, advertisers, Artist Footprint members or users of the Artist Footprint Services. Your communications or dealings with such businesses, advertisers, members and users are solely between you and them, although we reserve the right to monitor disputes between you and them.
Our maximum aggregate liability to you for any causes whatsoever, and regardless of the form of action, shall at all times be limited to the greater of (A) the amount paid, if any, by you to us in connection with the Artist Footprint Services in the 12 months prior to the action giving rise to the liability, or (B) US$100.00. You and Artist Footprint agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Artist Footprint Services must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues, otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.
If you promote a contest, sweepstakes or giveaway on Artist Footprint without our express, advanced approval, you do so at your risk and you assume all risk and liability; you further agree to hold Artist Footprint harmless from any claim, demand or damages.
If there is any claim or dispute about or involving the Artist Footprint Services, you agree that the claim or dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of California, United States of America, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You agree to and hereby submit to exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts located in the County of Los Angeles, California and the Central District Court, California, respectively, with respect to any such matters, and you agree to waive any and all objections to jurisdiction and to venue. The Artist Footprint Services are controlled and offered by Artist Footprint in the United States and we make no representation that materials associated with the Artist Footprint Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from jurisdictions where the content is illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to use or access the Artist Footprint Services from other jurisdictions do so at their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
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