Use of Content - Ownership
You acknowledge that the Site contains information, software, photographs, audio and video clips, graphics, text, images, illustrations, designs, icons, links and other material that are protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights of The Giggle Guide™ or third parties, including but not limited to product names, logos, designs, titles, and words or phrases which may be registered in certain jurisdictions (collectively, the “Content”). The Site as a whole is protected by copyright and trademarks, all worldwide right, title and interest in and to which are owned by The Giggle Guide™.
The phrase “The Giggle Guide” is subject to a pending USPTO registration filed by netFocal Inc. (USPTO link) Other trade names and trademarks present on the Site appear with the permission of their respective owners, or appear under principles of “fair use.” Unless otherwise noted, by using a third party’s trademark or trade name on the Site, we do not intend to suggest any affiliation with or endorsement of such third party or its products or services, and we hereby expressly disclaim any such affiliation or endorsement.
Rules of Conduct
The Site is intended to be used for lawful purposes only. You may have the opportunity to transmit or otherwise make available information, images, or other content on the Site (“User Content”). You may not post on the Site any content which (a) is libelous, false, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, harassing or threatening; (b) contains viruses or other contaminating or destructive features; (c) violates the rights of others, such as content which infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or violates any right of privacy or publicity; or (d) otherwise violates any applicable law or reputation. You may not post on the Site any links to any external Internet Site that is obscene or pornographic. You may not impersonate any person or entity; falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity. You shall not use the Site for any commercial purpose not expressly approved by The Giggle Guide™, nor shall you distribute any “spam,” advertising or solicitation of funds or goods and services or solicit users to join competitive online services. You agree that, in submitting User Content, you will only submit User Content that is reasonably related to the subject matter of the online discussion or Site, as applicable. You are expressly prohibited from using our Site to post or transmit any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
As further conditions to your use of the Site and the Content, you further specifically agree that you will not:
- Upload, email or otherwise transmit any images or other Content that invade the privacy of any third party, or are otherwise objectionable.
- Disseminate materials that impact or invade the privacy of others, such as photographs, video clips, sound recordings, personally identifiable information, or other materials that reveal personal, private or sensitive information about another person, without that person’s consent.
- Infringe any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy. Electronic materials – such as music, videos, games, images, and text in electronic form — can easily be copied, modified and sent over networks (such as the Internet). These materials may not be transmitted over the Site without the copyright owner’s permission, or without a legitimate “fair use” justification for the transmittal.
- Transmit materials that contain any Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, or other computer-programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, data, or personal information.
- Seek to reproduce for financial gain the Site, related computer facilities, or information available on the Site.
- Use the Site in a manner that could disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Site.
- Seek to obtain access to any materials or information through “hacking,” “data harvesting,” or through other means we have not intentionally made available to you through the Site.
- Use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions.
User Content / Correspondence
On specific areas of our Site you will be allowed to submit User Content. We do not prescreen User Content. The Giggle Guide™ shall have, in its sole discretion, the right to edit, refuse, remove or move any User Content from the Site.
Please understand that we do not control – and do not necessarily endorse – any User Content. When you access User Content, you do so at your own risk, and we expressly disclaim responsibility for the User Content.
We disclaim all responsibility or liability arising from User Content, and assume no responsibility for any error, omission, defamation, falsehood, obscenity, or threat contained in any information posted on the Site or transmitted through the Site. We have no obligation to respond to any User Content, and we reserve the right, but undertake no duty, to review, edit, move, or delete, in our sole discretion and without notice.
The nature of our Site is interactive and public. By posting User Content, you understand and acknowledge that any materials, ideas or other communications you transmit in any manner and for any reason will not be treated as confidential or proprietary. All posted Content shall be the property of The Giggle Guide™. You agree that we may use or disclose such Content in any manner. Moreover, we shall be free to use, without restriction, any ideas, concepts, know-how, suggestions, or techniques contained in any posted Content you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever.
Third Party Information & Links
Certain content from third parties may be made available as part of the Site. This content is believed to be reliable, but we do not endorse, sanction, verify, or guarantee the accuracy or completeness of such content and The Giggle Guide™ makes no warranty as to the accuracy of any such information. The Site may contain links to other Sites on the Internet that are owned and operated by our business partners, third party vendors, or other third parties. Clicking on such a link to a third party Web site will cause you to leave the Site. The links are only provided as a convenience and we do not endorse any of these Site. We do not control the third party Site and therefore, we are not responsible for the content of any third party Web site or any link contained in any third party Web site. By using the Site to link to another Web site, you agree and understand that you may not make any claim against us for any damages or losses resulting from your use of the Site to link to a third party Web site. Concerns regarding any third party service, resource, or link should be directed to the particular outside service or resource. Access to other Site linked to the Site is at your own risk, and we disclaim all liability with regard to your access to such linked web Site. In addition, we do not necessarily endorse, sanction, or verify Site that link to the Site, even if the logo or mark of TheGiggleGuide.com or The Giggle Guide™ is used as part of the link to the Site.
The Site may contain advertising and sponsorships. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Site is accurate and complies with applicable laws. You agree that The Giggle Guide™ shall not be responsible for the illegality or any error, inaccuracy or problem in the advertiser’s or sponsor’s materials. You also agree that The Giggle Guide™ shall not be responsible or held liable for loss, damage or disputes resulting from dealing with advertisers or advertisements on the Site.
Certain sections of, or offerings from, the Site may require you to register. If registration is requested, you agree to provide us with accurate, complete registration. Each registration is intended for your personal use only, and you are responsible for preventing (a) any other person from using the registered sections under your name; or (b) access through a single name being made available to multiple users on a network. Such use of the Site is prohibited.
Infringement / DMCA
If you believe that materials posted on the Site infringe rights you enjoy under copyright law in specific materials (collectively, a “Work”), we request that you follow the procedure described on our DMCA infromation page.
Errors, Corrections and Changes
We do not represent or warrant that the Site will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that defects will be corrected. We do not represent or warrant that the information available on or through the Site will be correct, accurate, timely or otherwise reliable. We may make changes to the features, functionality or content of the Site at any time. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or delete any documents, information or other content appearing on the Site.
You acknowledge that documents posted to and Content available at the Site may contain computer viruses. Should you download any such materials from the Site, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PERFORM ANY SCANNING OR OTHER ANTI-VIRUS PRECAUTIONS AS YOU DEEM NECESSARY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY ANY MATERIALS DOWNLOADED FROM THE SITE. YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL NECESSARY SERVICING OR REPAIRS OF ANY EQUIPMENT YOU USE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF OUR SITE.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information and documents, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates harmless from and against any and all liabilities, losses, claims, demands, disputes of any kind, including without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of litigation resulting from or related to your violation of this Agreement or use of the Site.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU AGREE THAT USE OF OUR SITE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND DOCUMENTS FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. THE GIGGLE GUIDE DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, ADEQUACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS INFORMATION AND MATERIALS WITHIN THE SITE AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN THIS INFORMATION AND MATERIALS WITHIN THE SITE. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, IMPLIED, EXPRESSED OR STATUTORY INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, TITLE, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, IS GIVEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE INFORMATION AND MATERIALS WITHIN THE SITE.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE GIGGLE GUIDE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES SUFFERED BY YOU, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS OR DAMAGES, LOSS OF INFORMATION, PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA) ARISING FROM OR THAT RESULT FROM ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR DUE TO ANY BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION THROUGH THE INTERNET, EVEN IF THE GIGGLE GUIDE WAS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN ADDITION, WE SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR:
- ANY LOSS OR FAILURE TO PERFORM OUR OBLIGATIONS DUE TO FORCE MAJEURE, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, OR CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL;
- ANY ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INACCURACIES, DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS IN RESPECT OF THE CONTENT OR OUR SERVICES; OR
- ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN OR NOT TAKEN IN RELIANCE UPON THE SITE’S CONTENT OR OUR SERVICES.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Montana (without regard to conflict of law principles). Any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be resolved exclusively by the state or federal courts sitting in the county or judicial district which includes Flathead County, Montana.
We make no representation that the information in the Site is appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and access to the Site from locations where the provision of such information may be illegal is prohibited. Users who determine to access the Site from such locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws.
This Agreement and your information may be automatically assigned by us in our sole discretion to a third party in the event of an acquisition, sale or merger.
If any provision of this agreement is held illegal, invalid or unenforceable for any reason, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. If any provision of this Agreement is held illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be replaced, to the extent possible, with a legal, valid, and unenforceable provision that is similar in tenor to the illegal, invalid, or unenforceable provision as is legally possible.
To the extent that anything in or associated with the Site is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall take precedence.
Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision.
Our rights under this Agreement shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
The title, headings and captions of this Agreement are provided for convenience only and shall have no effect on the construction of the terms of this Agreement.