The effective date is 02/07/2017
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
UPDATES TO TERMS
SPECIAL PROMOTION TERMS
REFINERY29 CONTENT DEFINED
The “REFINERY29 Content” includes all materials that are included in, made available on or are otherwise a part of the Service (including past, present and future versions of the Service). For example, our REFINERY29 Content includes any and all domain names, text, blogs, articles, emails, photos, images, illustrations, videos, application software, technologies, source and object codes, designs, graphics, layouts, artwork and the “look and feel” of the Service.
The REFINERY29 Content also includes REFINERY29 marks and logos that are trademarks or service marks of ours. All other trademarks, service marks and logos used on or through the Service are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners. You are not granted any rights to use any trademarks, service marks or logos through your to access the Service.
USER GENERATED CONTENT
While we have no obligation to review, monitor, display, accept or exploit User Content, we may, in our sole discretion, delete, move, re-format, edit, alter, distort, remove or refuse to exploit User Content at any time, for any reason, without notice or liability to you or any other party.
By publicly posting your User Content to or on the Service, you grant us, and our affiliates and agents, a non-exclusive, irrevocable and royalty-free license in perpetuity throughout the universe to host, display, transmit, distribute, reproduce, modify, edit, translate, create derivative works from, store, archive, cache, sell, sublicense and otherwise use your User Content on the Service, and you release all moral rights and similar rights in and to your User Content. You further perpetually and irrevocably grant REFINERY29 the unconditional right to use and exploit your name, persona and likeness included in any User Content and in connection with any User Content, without any obligation, remuneration or attribution of any kind to you or anyone else.
DESIGNATED AGENT FOR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIM
If you have a good faith belief that your copyright is being infringed by any content on the Service, please send a notice that includes information listed below (the “Notice of Claimed Infringement”) to our Designated Copyright Agent:
Designated Copyright Agent:
address: 225 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10007
Notice of Claimed Infringement must include at a minimum the following information:
- a physical or electronic signature of the owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- an identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
- an identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit REFINERY29 to locate such material;
- information reasonably sufficient to permit REFINERY29 to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and email address at which the you may be contacted;
- a statement that the you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
- a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
We have instituted a policy designed to enable, at our sole discretion, the expeditious removal of infringing material and the termination of the usernames and access of users who qualify as repeat infringers, although no assurances can be given that our policy will achieve such result in all circumstances.
If you believe that any material has been removed as a result of such mistake of misidentification, send a notice to our Designated Copyright Agent that includes the following information:
- your physical or electronic signature;
- an identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which such material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material that was removed or disabled; and
- your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located, or if your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which REFINERY29 may be found and that you will accept service of process from the party who provided the Notice of Claimed Infringement or an agent of such party.
If a counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, REFINERY29 may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing such party that REFINERY29 may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the original complaining party files an action seeking a court order against us or the party contesting the original complaint, the removed material may be replaced or access to it restored in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at REFINERY29’s discretion.
You will not use the Service to: violate any law or encourage or provide instructions to another to do so; upload, post, make available or otherwise transmit any User Content that is unlawful (including, without limitation, User Content that infringes or violates any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right) or User Content that is confidential, harmful, threatening, harassing, abusive, inflammatory, tortious, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, invasive of another’s privacy or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; misrepresent your identity; upload, post, make available or otherwise transmit that User Content containing unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, spam, junk mail, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitations; upload, post, make available or otherwise transmit any User Content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any software, hardware or telecommunications equipment; act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to use the Service; collect or store personal data about anyone; display, transmit, distribute, reproduce, modify, edit, create derivative works from, store, archive, cache, sell or offer for sale the Service, REFINERY29 Content or any element thereof.
DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTIONS
You acknowledge that: (i) we may receive from marketers free products that we review or discuss in our content and (ii) we may receive compensation in connection with advertisement or stories regarding run advertisements or stories on our sites concerning some of those products or companies that sell them (and other products sold by such companies) for which we sometimes receive compensation.
LINKS TO THE SERVICE
We reserve the right to revoke any link to any page of the Service or our social media channels in our sole discretion without notice. We also reserve the right to require that you obtain our prior written consent before you provide any links to any page or social media page of the Service.
THIRD PARTY LINKS
We may provide, or third parties may provide, on or through the Service, links to other websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we have no control over such sites and resources, are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse nor are we responsible for or liable for any losses, expenses or damages, to you or your software, hardware or data, arising out of the operations of such external sites or resources. These links sites are for your convenience only, and you access them at your own risk, regardless of whether or not we receive compensation, commission or share of revenues generated by purchases via such links. YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND DEALINGS WITH THIRD PARTIES THROUGH SUCH LINK INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PAYMENT AND DELIVERY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, AND ANY TERMS, CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY SUCH COMMUNICATIONS AND DEALINGS, ARE SOLELY BETWEEN YOU AND THE THIRD PARTY.
SERVICE MODIFICATION OR TERMINATION
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. We will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
We may at our sole discretion, under any circumstances, for any or no reason whatsoever and without prior notice to you, immediately terminate your access to the Service. We will not be liable or responsible to you or any third party for such termination.
THIS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS.” YOU USE THE SERVICE AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, REFINERY29 AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND AFFILIATES:
(A) DO NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS AND INACCURACIES IN THE NEWS, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SERVICE;
(B) DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THIS SERVICE OR ANY INFORMATION OR GOODS THAT ARE AVAILABLE OR ADVERTISED OR SOLD THROUGH THIS SERVICE (REGARDLESS OF WHETHER REFINERY29 HAS RECEIVED PAYMENT IN CONNECTION THEREWITH);
(C) DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS, NOR DO WE ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER MATERIAL OR DATABASE DISPLAYED, UPLOADED OR DISTRIBUTED IN THIS SERVICE OR AVAILABLE THOUGH LINKS IN THIS SERVICE;
(D) THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THIS SERVICE IS IN NO WAY INTENDED TO AND WILL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO: (i) CONSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL, HEALTH, LEGAL, TAX, OR FINANCIAL ADVICE; (ii) DIAGNOSE, CURE, OR TREAT ANY MEDICAL, HEALTH OR OTHER CONDITION. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL, OR (C) RECOMMEND, ENDORSE, OR ADVICE REGARDING ANY MEDICAL OR FITNESS PRODUCT, PROGRAM OR TREATMENT.
FURTHER, REFINERY29 RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THIS SERVICE. ALTHOUGH REFINERY29 INTENDS TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, “TROJAN HORSES” OR OTHER DESTRUCTIVE MATERIALS TO THIS SERVICE, REFINERY29 DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THIS SERVICE OR MATERIALS THAT MAY BE DOWNLOADED FROM THIS SERVICE DO NOT CONTAIN SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. REFINERY29 IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The Service is controlled and offered by REFINERY29 from its facilities in the United States of America for use by individuals located in the United States of America and Canada. REFINERY29 makes no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
Not applicable in all jurisdictions; void where prohibited: If you have a dispute with one or more users of the Service, you release us from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. You also waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” You also waive any and all benefits and rights that would otherwise accrue to you by reason of the provisions of any federal or state/provincial statute or principle of common law of any jurisdiction in Canada or the United States, or any political entity, nation, or province or local law or regulation that may govern this release, which statute, regulation, law or principle provides in substance something similar to California Civil Code § 1542.
You also hereby expressly waive any right to resort to any form of class action.
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