WEBSITE USER AND MEMBERSHIP
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Last Modified: 3/5/2013
These Terms and Conditions govern your use of, access to and/or membership in, the Website known as: www.ManSites.com, (collectively, the “Network” or “we/our,” or individually, the “Site”). The member or user is sometimes referred to as “you” or “your.”
IMPORTANT! Nobody is authorized to access this Site unless they have signed this Agreement Such signature does not need to be a physical signature, since this Agreement is intended to be governed by the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act). You manifest your agreement to these Terms and Conditions by any act demonstrating your assent thereto, including clicking any button containing the words “I agree” or similar syntax. You should understand that this has the same legal effect as You placing Your physical signature on any other legal contract. You may submit a paper copy of this transaction and print this form for your personal records. You have the right to withdraw your consent to use the E-Sign Act by emailing us. Your consent to use the E-Sign Act is limited to providing the information on this form. Access to this electronic record requires a simple browser program such as Internet ExplorerTM or NetscapeTM and a computer.
This Agreement is a legal contract between You and the Site. You should treat it as any other legal contract by reading its provisions carefully, as they will affect Your legal rights. By accessing the Site in any manner, You are affirmatively agreeing to be bound by all of the terms contained in this User Agreement. You may not pick and choose which terms apply to You. If You do not agree with all of the terms in this Agreement, You must cease all access and use of the Site and any other services provided by the Site.
You are solely responsible for obtaining access to the Site and that access may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). You are responsible for those fees, including those fees associated with the display or delivery of advertisements. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Site (i.e., computers, modems, and software, including the most recent versions of Internet browsers, applications, and plug-ins).
REVISIONS TO THIS AGREEMENT
1. From time to time, we may revise this Agreement. We reserve the right to do so, and you agree that we have this unilateral right. You agree that all modifications or changes to this Agreement are in force and enforceable immediately upon posting. The updated or edited version supersedes any prior versions immediately upon posting, and the prior version is of no continuing legal effect unless the revised version specifically refers to the prior version and keeps the prior version or portions thereof in effect.
2. We agree that if we change anything in this Agreement, we will change the “last modified date” at the top of this Agreement. You agree to periodically re-visit this web page, and to use the “refresh” button on your browser when doing so. You agree to note the date of the last revision to this Agreement. If the “last modified” date remains unchanged from the last time You reviewed this Agreement, then You may presume that nothing in the Agreement has been changed since the last time You read it. If the “last modified” date has changed, then you can be certain that something in the Agreement has been changed.
3. Waiver – if you fail to periodically review this Agreement to determine if any the terms have changed, you assume all responsibility of for such omission and You agree that such failure amounts to Your affirmative waiver of Your right to review the amended terms. We are not responsible for your neglect of your legal rights.
1. IMAGES AND CONTENT
This Site and/or Network contains, or provides access to, images and content, including but not limited to text, software, images, graphics, data, messages, or any other information, and any other World Wide Web Site owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by Site and/or Network (collectively, “Materials”). All Materials displayed on this Site and/or Network are protected by the First Amendment rights to Free Speech, Free Expression and Freedom of the Press, and parallel provisions of other constitutions. The Site firmly believes that the best judge of appropriate information retrieval is you, not the government or third parties. We therefore offer you access to the Materials posted on the Site, and allow our users to decide for themselves what information they desire to receive and review. As such, with regard to the images and Materials contained on the network to which this Site provides access, the Site is merely a venue for the dissemination of information, and is therefore considered an “Internet Access Provider” under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996. Therefore, this Site and its owners and agents are immune from all claims and suits based on the content of the communications passing through our Site. You acknowledge that the Site and/or Network may offer online content that could be deemed “adult” or “erotic” in nature. Additionally, you are on notice that some of the Materials presented on the Site and/or Network may contain graphic depictions and descriptions of explicit, offending, or disturbing activities. You acknowledge that you are aware of the nature of the Materials provided by this Site and/or Network, that you are not offended by such Materials and that you access the Site and/or Network freely, voluntarily and willingly. You also acknowledge that this Site is intended to contain only images protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. You are further aware of the community standards of your community, and you will only access the content on this Site and/or Network if you believe, upon diligent investigation, that the content on this Site and/or Network does not offend the community standards prevalent in your community. You agree that you are solely responsible for your actions in downloading and transporting Materials from the Site and/or Network onto your computer. You further agree not to use or access this Site and/or Network if doing so would violate the laws of your state, province or country.
2. AGE OF MAJORITY AND MEMBERSHIP
A. Age of Majority. You represent and warrant you are at least 18 or 21 years of age, depending on the age of majority in your jurisdiction, and that you have the legal capacity to enter into this Agreement. If you are not at least 18 or 21 years of age, depending on the age of majority in your jurisdiction, you must exit the Site immediately and may not use or access the Site and/or Network or print or download any Materials from it. Additionally, the Site does not assume any responsibility or liability for any misrepresentations regarding a user’s age.
B. You represent and warrant that You will not allow any minor access to this Site. Users should implement parental control protections, such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services, which may help users to limit minors’ access to harmful material. You acknowledge that if Your computer can be accessed by a minor, that You will take all precautions to keep our Materials from being viewed by minors. You additionally acknowledge that if You are a parent, it is Your responsibility, and not Ours, to keep Our erotic content from being displayed to your children or wards.
C. Fraudulent Membership. Membership may not be transferred or sold to a third party. The Site and its affiliates disclaim any and all liability arising from fraudulent entry and use of the Site. If a user fraudulently obtains access, the Site may terminate membership immediately and take all necessary and appropriate actions under applicable federal, state, and international laws.
3. NO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
If you seek any form of child pornography, you must exit this Site immediately. You acknowledge that all Materials on the Site and/or Network are protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and that the Site and/or Network contains no child pornography. We take a strong and definite stand against child pornography and only allow images and Materials that are protected by the First Amendment. If you identify any images, real or simulated, depicting minors engaged in sexual activity within the Site and/or Network, please report the images to our customer support firstname.lastname@example.org. Include with your report any appropriate evidence, including the date and time of identification. All reports will immediately be investigated and the appropriate action will be taken. We enthusiastically cooperate with any law-enforcement agency investigating child pornography. If you suspect other outside websites are participating in unlawful activities involving minors, please report them to www.asacp.org. Users should implement parental control protections, such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services, which may help users to limit minors’ access to harmful material.
4. LEGAL COMPLIANCE
You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our service. You are solely responsible for your actions. IF WE DETERMINE THAT YOU INTEND TO USE THIS SITE FOR ANY ILLEGAL PURPOSES, WE EXPRESSLY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR ACCESS TO THIS SITE IMMEDIATELY.
5. TRADEMARK INFORMATION
The terms “ManSites.com” is a service mark of the Site. The Site’s logo, domains, service marks, and trademarks may not be used publicly except with the Site’s written permission. We aggressively defend our intellectual property rights. Other manufacturers’ product and service names referenced herein may be trademarks and service marks of their respective companies and are the exclusive property of such respective owners. The Site’s marks may not be used publicly except with express written permission from the Site, and may not be used in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits the Site.
The Materials accessible from the Site and/or Network, and any other World Wide Web site owned, operated, licensed, or controlled by Site and/or network is the proprietary information and valuable intellectual property of the Site and or Network and the Site and/or network retains all right, title, and interest in the Materials. Accordingly, the Materials may not be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way without the prior written consent of the Site and/or network, except that you may print out a copy of the Materials solely for your personal use. In doing so, you may not remove or alter, or cause to be removed or altered, any copyright, trademark, trade name, service mark, or any other proprietary notice or legend appearing on any of the Materials. Modification or use of the Materials except as expressly provided in these Terms and Conditions violates the Site’s and/or Network’s intellectual property rights. Neither title nor intellectual property rights are transferred to you by access to the Site and/or Network. All Materials included on the Site and/or Network, such as text, graphics, photographs, video and audio clips, music, soundtracks, button icons, streaming data, animation, images, downloadable materials, data compilations and software is the property of the Site and/or Network or its content suppliers and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all Materials on the Site and/or Network is the exclusive property of the Site and/or Network or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws, as well as other laws and regulations.
7. ACCESS AND INTERFERENCE TO NETWORK
A. Access. To access the Site and its Network or some of the resources it has to offer, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of this Site that all information you provide will be correct, current, and complete. If the Site believes the information you provide is not correct, current, or complete, the Site has the right to refuse you access to the Site or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your access at any time. Subject to these Terms and Conditions and in consideration of using this Site, the Site hereby grants you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable personal license to access and use the Site and the Materials contained therein. Provided that you are a member in good standing to the Site, you may cache the Materials onto a single computer for your personal, non-commercial internal use only. All Materials on the Site shall be for private use only, and all other uses are strictly prohibited. No Material within the Site may be transferred to any other person or entity, whether commercial or noncommercial. You agree to prevent any unauthorized copying of any of the Site, or any of the Materials contained therein. Additionally, Materials may not be modified or altered. Any unauthorized use of the Site or any of the Materials contained therein is a breach of this Agreement and terminates this limited license effective immediately. This is a license to use and access the Site and its Network for its intended purpose and is not a transfer of title. Violators of this limited license may be prosecuted to the fullest extent under the applicable law.
B. Interference. User hereby agrees not to use any automatic device or manual process to monitor or reproduce the Site, and will not use any device, software, computer code, or virus to interfere or attempt to disrupt or damage the Site and/or Network or any communications on it. Site disclaims any and all responsibility and liability for any damages caused by viruses contained within the electronic files or any Network listed in the ManSites search engine, regardless of the origin of the virus.
8. RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF SITE
You may use the Site only for purposes expressly permitted by the Terms and Conditions of the Site. You may not use the Site for any other purpose, including any commercial purpose, without the Site’s express prior written consent. Without the express prior written authorization of the Site, you may not: (a) duplicate the Site or any of the Materials contained therein (except as expressly provided above in Paragraph 7); (b) create derivative works based on the Site or any of the Materials contained therein; (c) use the Site or any of the Materials contained therein for any public display, public performance, sale or rental; (d) re-distribute the Site or any of the Materials contained therein; (e) remove any copyright or other proprietary notices from the Site or any of the Materials contained therein; (f) frame or utilize any framing techniques in connection with the Site or any of the Materials contained therein; (g) use any meta-tags or any other “hidden text” using the Site’s name or marks; (h) “deep-link” to any page of the Site (including the homepage); (i) circumvent any encryption or other security tools used anywhere on the Site and/or Network (including the theft of user names and passwords or using another person’s user name and password in order to gain access to a restricted area of the Site ); (j) use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering and extraction tools on the Site and/or Network; (k) decompile, reverse engineer, modify or disassemble any of the software aspect of the Materials except and only to the extent permitted by applicable law; (l) sell, rent, lease, license, sublicense, transfer, distribute, re-transmit, time-share, use as a service bureau or otherwise assign to any third party the Materials or any of your rights to access and use the Materials as granted in Paragraph 7 above; or (m) bookmark any page of the Site beyond the registration log-in screen. You agree to cooperate with the Site and/or Network in causing any unauthorized use to cease immediately. At any time, if the Site provides a service enabling users to share information or communicate with other users, you hereby agree not to publish, disseminate or submit any defamatory, offensive or illegal material while using the Site and/or Network or other services included on the Site. You are solely responsible for submitting any material that violates any United States or International laws even if a claim arises after your service is terminated, and, by doing so, your actions shall constitute a material breach of this Agreement and the Site shall terminate all your rights under this Agreement. If you share information and communicate with other users, you agree that all Materials you submit will be accessible to other users and will not be secure or private. You hereby agree that you have been noticed that all communications submitted to the Site can be accessed by agents, operators, and other users, regardless if they are the intended recipients of the messages.
Refund Policy: Mansitesextra.com manages the credit and refund policy for these websites on a case-by-case basis to determine the best course of action pursuant to the customer's issue. Mansitesextra.com does not provide cash refunds. We may, however, grant credits in the form of free monthly memberships to resolve customer service issues. The billing system used by Mansitesextra.com or our authorized agents provides extensive credit card fraud protection measures and our Sites include many features to protect users from accidental charges. Therefore, refunds to your credit card will be provided only under the rarest of circumstances such as persistent technical problems originating with our equipment. Should a refund be issued by Mansitesextra.com all refunds will be credited solely to the payment method used in the original transaction. Mansitesextra.com will not issue refunds by cash, check, or to another credit card or payment mechanism
Without limiting other remedies, the Site may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your use of the Site and/or Network and refuse to provide our services to you, with or without advance notice, if: (a) if the Site believes that you have breached any material term of this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference; (b) if we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; (c) if we believe that your actions may cause legal liability for you, our users or us; or (d) if the Site decides to cease operations or to otherwise discontinue any part of the Site and/or Network. Further, you agree that neither the Site nor any third party acting on our behalf shall be liable to you for any termination of your access to any of the Network. You agree that if your account is terminated by ManSites, you will not attempt to re-register as a member without prior written consent from ManSites.
A. Notice. Any notice required to be given under this Agreement may be provided by email to a functioning email address of the party to be noticed, by a general posting on the Site, or personal delivery by commercial carrier such as Federal Express or Airborne. Notices by customers to Publisher shall be given by electronic messages unless otherwise specified in the Agreement.
B. Change of Address. Either party may change the address to which notice is to be sent by written notice to the other party pursuant to this provision of the Agreement.
C. When Notice is Effective. Notices shall be deemed effective upon delivery. Notices delivered by overnight carrier (e.g., United States Express Mail or Federal Express) shall be deemed delivered on the business day following mailing. Notices mailed by United States Mail, postage prepaid, registered or certified with return receipt requested, shall be deemed delivered five (5) days after mailing. Notices delivered by any other method shall be deemed given upon receipt. Notices by email and facsimile transmission, with confirmation from the transmitting machine that the transmission was completed, are acceptable under this Agreement provided that they are delivered one (1) hour after transmission if sent during the recipient's business hours, or 9:00 a.m. (recipient's time) the next business day. Either Party may, by giving the other Party appropriate written notice, change the designated address, fax number and/or recipient for any notice or courtesy copy, hereunder.
D. Refused, Unclaimed, or Undeliverable Notice. Any correctly addressed notice that is refused, unclaimed, or undeliverable, because of an act or omission of the Party to be notified shall be deemed effective as of the first date that said notice was refused or deemed undeliverable by the postal authorities, messenger, facsimile machine, email server, or overnight delivery service.
12. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF ANY OF THE SITE OR ANY OF THE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN IS AT YOUR DISCRETION AND AT YOUR OWN AND SOLE RISK. THE SITE AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SITE DOES NOT OPERATE ITS AFFILIATES’ NETWORK CONTENT. SITE MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE NETWORK OR ANY MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES SITE MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE NETWORK OR ANY OF THE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN. YOU ALSO UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA. SITE MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITES OR ANY TRANSACTION ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE NETWORK AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY USE OF CONFIDENTIAL OR PRIVATE INFORMATION BY SELLERS OR THIRD PARTIES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE SITE (OR ITS LICENSORS, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, RESELLERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS OR ANY OTHER SUBSCRIBERS OR SUPPLIERS) BE LIABLE TO YOU, OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, OR GOODWILL, WHICH MAY ARISE FROM ANY PERSON’S USE, MISUSE, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR ANY OF THE MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY IS ASSERTED ON THE BASIS OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF SITE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL SITE’S MAXIMUM TOTAL AGGREGRATE LIABILITY HEREUNDER FOR DIRECT DAMAGES EXCEED THE TOTAL FEES ACTUALLY PAID BY YOU FOR USE OF THE SITE OR NETWORK FOR A PERIOD OF NO MORE THAN TWELVE (12) MONTHS FROM THE ACCRUAL OF THE APPLICABLE CAUSE OR CAUSES OF ACTION OR $10.00, WHICHEVER IS GREATER. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Site, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, independent contractors and agents, from and against any and all claims, actions, liabilities, costs, or demands, including without limitation legal and accounting fees, for all damages directly, indirectly, and/or consequentially resulting or allegedly resulting from your, or you under another person’s authority including without limitation to governmental agencies, use, misuse, or inability to use the Site or any of the Materials contained therein, or your breach of any of these Terms and Conditions. The Site shall promptly notify you by electronic mail of any such claim or suit, and cooperate fully (at your expense) in the defense of such claim or suit. The Site may participate in the defense of such claim or defense at its own expense, and choose its own legal counsel, but is not obligated to do so.
16. PRIVACY AND SPAM POLICIES
17. DMCA Notice & Takedown Policy and Procedures
This website (“SITE”) qualifies as a “Service Provider” within the meaning of 47 U.S.C. § 512(k)(1) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Accordingly, it is entitled to certain protections from claims of copyright infringement under the DMCA, commonly referred to as the “safe harbor” provisions. We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Accordingly, we observe and comply with the DMCA, and have adopted the following Notice and Takedown Policy relating to claims of copyright infringement by our customers, subscribers or users.
Notice of Claimed Infringement
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Our Designated Copyright Agent (identified below) with the following information:
(a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
(b) description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
(c) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the SITE (preferably including specific url’s associated with the material);
(d) your address, telephone number, and email address;
(e) 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; and,
(f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
You may send your Notice of Claimed Infringement to:
Lawrence G. Walters, Esq.
Walters Law Group
781 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Fax: (407) 774-6151
Email: Notice [at] DMCANotice [dot] com
Please do not send other inquires or information to our Designated Agent.
Abuse Notification : Abusing the DMCA Notice procedures set forth above, or misrepresenting facts in a DMCA Notice or Counter-notification, can result in legal liability for damages, court costs and attorneys fees under federal law. See; 47 U.S.C. § 512(f). These Notice and Takedown Procedures only apply to claims of copyright infringement by copyright holders and their agents – not to any other kind of abuse, infringement or legal claim. We will investigate and take action against anyone abusing the DMCA notification or counter-notification procedure. Please ensure that you meet all of the legal qualifications before submitting a DMCA Notice to our Designated Agent.
Take Down Procedure
The SITE implements the following “notification and takedown” procedure upon receipt of any notification of claimed copyright infringement. The SITE reserves the right at any time to disable access to, or remove any material or activity accessible on or from any SITE or any Materials claimed to be infringing or based on facts or circumstances from which infringing activity is apparent. It is the firm policy of the SITE to terminate the account of repeat copyright infringers, when appropriate, and the SITE will act expeditiously to remove access to all material that infringes on another’s copyright, according to the procedure set forth in 17 U.S.C. §512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). The SITE’s DMCA Notice Procedures are set forth in the preceding paragraph. If the notice does not comply with §512 of the DMCA, but does comply with three requirements for identifying sites that are infringing according to §512 of the DMCA, the SITE shall attempt to contact or take other reasonable steps to contact the complaining party to help that party comply with the notice requirements. When the Designated Agent receives a valid notice, the SITE will expeditiously remove and/or disable access to the infringing material and shall notify the affected user. Then, the affected user may submit a counter-notification to the Designated Agent containing a statement made under penalty of perjury that the user has a good faith belief that the material was removed because of misidentification of the material. After the Designated Agent receives the counter-notification, it will replace the material at issue within 10-14 days after receipt of the counter-notification unless the Designated Agent receives notice that a court action has been filed by the complaining party seeking an injunction against the infringing activity. The SITE reserves the right to modify, alter or add to this policy, and all users should regularly check back to these Terms and Conditions to stay current on any such changes.
DMCA Counter-Notification Procedure
If the Recipient of a Notice of Claimed Infringement ("Notice") believes that the Notice is erroneous or false, and/or that allegedly infringing material has been wrongly removed in accordance with the procedures outlined above, the Recipient is permitted to submit a counter-notification pursuant to Section 512(g)(2)&(3) of the DMCA. A counter-notification is the proper method for the Recipient to dispute the removal or disabling of material pursuant to a Notice. The information that a Recipient provides in a counter-notification must be accurate and truthful, and the Recipient will be liable for any misrepresentations which may cause any claims to be brought against the SITE relating to the actions taken in response to the counter-notification.
To submit a counter-notification, please provide Our Designated Copyright agent the following information:
(a): a specific description of the material that was removed or disabled pursuant to the Notice;
(b) a description of where the material was located within the SITE or the Content before such material was removed and/or disabled (preferably including specific url’s associated with the material);
(c) a statement reflecting the Recipient's belief that the removal or disabling of the material was done so erroneously. For convenience, the following format may be used:
“I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the referenced material was removed or disabled by the service provider as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled.”
(d) the Recipient's physical address, telephone number, and email address; and,
(e) a statement that the Recipient consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court in and for the judicial district where the Recipient is located, or if the Recipient is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that the Recipient will accept service of process from the person who provided the Notice, or that person’s agent.
Written notification containing the above information must be signed and sent to:
Lawrence G. Walters, Esq.
Walters Law Group
781 Douglas Ave.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Fax: (407) 774-6151
Notice [at] DMCANotice [dot] com
Do not send any other information or material to the DMCA Agent.
After receiving a DMCA-compliant counter-notification, Our Designated Copyright Agent will forward it to Us, and We will then provide the counter-notification to the claimant who first sent the original Notice identifying the allegedly infringing content.
Thereafter, within ten to fourteen (10-14) days of Our receipt of a counter-notification, We will replace or cease disabling access to the disputed material provided that We or Our Designated Copyright Agent have not received notice that the original claimant has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain the Recipient from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on the SITE’s system or network.
Service Provider Customers or Subscribers
In the event that the alleged infringer identified in an intended DMCA Notice is, itself, operating as a “Service Provider” within the meaning of 47 U.S.C. § 512(k)(1), the SITE requests that any such DMCA Notices relating to alleged infringement by third party users, customers or subscribers of such service providers be submitted directly to the DMCA Agent designated by the service provider instead of the SITE.
Modifications to Policy
The SITE reserves the right to modify, alter or add to this policy, and all affected persons should regularly check back regularly to stay current on any such changes.
19. GENERAL PROVISIONS
A. Governing Law. These Terms and Conditions and all matters arising out of or otherwise relating to these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey, excluding its conflict of law provisions. The parties agree that the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods is specifically excluded from application to these Terms and Conditions. The parties hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of the State of New Jersey. Exclusive venue for any litigation or arbitration permitted under this Agreement shall be with the state and federal courts located in Monmouth County, New Jersey..
B. Rights to Injunctive Relief. Both parties acknowledge that remedies at law may be inadequate to provide an aggrieved party with full compensation in the event of the other party’s breach, and that an aggrieved party shall therefore be entitled to seek injunctive relief in the event of any such breach, in addition to seeking all other remedies available at law or in equity.
C. Arbitration. If there is a dispute between the parties arising out of or otherwise relating to these Terms and Conditions, the parties shall meet and negotiate in good faith to attempt to resolve the dispute. If the parties are unable to resolve the dispute through direct negotiations, then, except as otherwise provided herein, either party may submit the issue to binding arbitration in accordance with the then-existing Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Arbitral Claims shall include, but are not limited to, contract and tort claims of all kinds, and all claims based on any federal, state or local law, statute, or regulation, excepting only claims under applicable worker’s compensation law and unemployment insurance claims. The arbitration shall be conducted in Monmouth County, New Jersey, and conducted by a single arbitrator, knowledgeable in Internet and e-Commerce. The party bringing the action shall be responsible for paying all costs for arbitration, including the arbitrator’s fees. Each party shall bear its own attorneys’ fees (except if the matter is for the collection of a debt owed in which case the prevailing party shall be awarded its attorneys fees, all arbitration costs and the arbitrator fees (if applicable), in addition to all other applicable remedies). The arbitrator shall have no authority to award any punitive or exemplary damages; certify a class action; add any parties; vary or ignore the provisions of these Terms and Conditions; and shall be bound by governing and applicable law. The arbitrator shall render a written opinion setting forth all material facts and the basis of his or her decision within thirty (30) days of the conclusion of the arbitration proceeding. This Section shall not apply to any breach (or any allegation which if true would constitute a breach) of any matter relating to intellectual property. THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE ANY RIGHTS THEY MAY HAVE TO TRIAL BY JURY IN REGARD TO ARBITRAL CLAIMS.
D. Assignment. Neither these Terms and Conditions nor any rights granted hereunder may be sold, leased, assigned or otherwise transferred, in whole or in part by you.
E. Severability. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction or an arbitrator finds any provision of these Terms and Conditions, or any portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the remainder of these Terms and Conditions will continue in full force and effect.
F. No Waiver. Failure by either party to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions will not be deemed a waiver of future enforcement of that or any other provision, and no waiver of one breach will constitute a waiver of subsequent breaches of the same or of a different nature.
G. Complete Agreement. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to your access and use of the Network and the Materials contained therein, and your membership with any of the network, and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter (except, to the extent applicable, any Download Agreement or similar contract governing the parties’ rights and responsibilities in connection with any specific Materials downloadable from the Network). No amendment to or modification of these Terms and Conditions will be binding unless in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of both parties.
H. Relationship Between the Parties. Site is an independent contractor; nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be construed to create a partnership, joint venture or agency relationship between the parties.
I. Headings. Section and subsection headings of these Terms and Conditions are inserted for convenience only and shall not be deemed to constitute a part hereof nor to affect the meaning thereof.
J. Force Majeure. Site shall not be responsible for any failure to perform due to unforeseen circumstances or to causes beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to: acts of God, such as fire, flood, earthquakes, hurricanes, tropical storms or other natural disasters; war, riot, arson, embargoes, acts of civil or military authority, or terrorism; fiber cuts; strikes, or shortages in transportation, facilities, fuel, energy, labor or materials; failure of the telecommunications or information services infrastructure; hacking, SPAM, or any failure of a computer, server, network or software, including Y2K errors or omissions, for so long as such event continues to delay Site’ performance.
K. Export. You understand and acknowledge that the software elements of the Materials may be subject to regulation by agencies of the U.S. Government, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, which prohibits export or diversion of software to certain countries and third parties. You will not assist or participate in any such diversion or other violation of applicable U.S. laws and regulations. You warrant that you will not license or otherwise permit anyone not approved to receive controlled commodities under applicable U.S. laws and regulations and that you will abide by such laws and regulations.
L. Government Rights. The software elements of the Materials have been developed at private expense and is “commercial computer software” or “restricted computer software” within the meaning of the FARs, the DFARs, and any other similar regulations relating to government acquisition of computer software. Nothing contained herein will be deemed to: (1) grant any government agency any license or other rights greater than are mandated by statute or regulation for commercial computer software developed entirely at private expense, or (2) restrict any government rights in any extensions or custom solutions provided hereunder and developed at government expense.
M. Other Jurisdictions. Site makes no representation that this Site or any of the Materials contained herein are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to them from territories where their content may be illegal or is otherwise prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from such locations do on their own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws.
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Users who wish to gain access to the Site must be in good standing. Users may contact the Site through our customer service email: support@ManSites.com, in order to receive further information about the Site.
This document was prepared by Lawrence G. Walters, Esq., of www.FirstAmendment.com.