Effective date August 10, 2014
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Your use of our site and services is subject to various restrictions designed to protect the online services and our users. We may change or discontinue our online service in whole or in part. More
The sites and services may include a social network. You will provide true, accurate and current data if you establish an account. Your activities on the online services (including interaction with other members, advertisers, video viewing and audio accessed) may be shared with others. More
Any digital items and credits are provided subject to a limited revocable license to only you for certain virtual goods and game play, and have no cash value. More
Wireless carrier charges may apply to use of our online services via wireless networks or devices and geo-location details. More
Your use is subject to our rules regarding acceptable conduct and practices. More
NBCUniversal may, but has no obligation to, monitor your use of the online services. More
You grant us a broad license to content you post on our online services and bear all responsibility for all such content. No confidential or fiduciary relationship is created by your posting on our online services. More
NBCUniversal is not responsible for your business dealings with merchants found on the online services. More
NBCUniversal’s online services are not designed or intended for use by children. More
We disclaim warranties and provide the online services “As Is.” More
You agree that you are entitled to no damages for any claims related to your use of the online services, except as set out below. More
Our liability to you is limited. More
We are not responsible for third parties or their content, advertisement(s), apps or sites, even if they are linked from or included within our online services. More
You agree to indemnify us for material posted by you or through your account. More
NBCUniversal reserves the right to modify or discontinue the site or online services. More
We may terminate your account, password or access in our sole discretion at any time and without prior notice. More
You may not post content you do not own or control or otherwise have the right to post, and we encourage you to report any infringing activity you identify on the online services. More
You may link to our online services, subject to some basic rules. More
Please act responsibly when using the online services. More
We reserve the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms. More
If you choose to access the services from other locations you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk. More
There are restrictions on the online services for those countries subject to U.S. export controls. More
You agree to arbitrate and waive jury trial and class actions. More
Non-US citizens agree to an alternative procedure for dispute resolution if a tribunal rules that arbitration is prohibited by law. More
You are solely responsible for your communications with members or visitors to the online services. More
Residents of California are entitled to specific consumer rights information. More
By accessing and using the online services, you agree to certain terms regarding (a) to the applicable law and venue; (b) no waiver; (c) the enforcement and interpretation of these Terms of Service; (d) your limited time to file claims; (e) the manner in which you communications with us. You also agree not to assign or delegate your rights and obligations under these Terms of Service. More
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NBCUniversal may modify these Terms of Service prospectively from time to time in its sole discretion. Your continued use or accessing of the online services following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Service constitutes your acceptance of such changes. You agree to be notified of changes to the Terms of Service via posting of updates on the Site.
This is a general audience Site for adults. We will assume (and by using this Site you warrant that) you have legal capacity to enter into the agreement set out in these Terms of Service (i.e., that you are of sufficient age and mental capacity and are otherwise entitled to be legally bound in contract).
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Please note that these Terms may be revised and reissued, prospectively by posting updated terms on this Site. You consent and agree to receive notices of updates of these Terms through our posting of updated Terms on the Site. You should visit this page regularly to review the current terms. Your continued use of the Site will be deemed as irrevocable acceptance of any revisions.
EACH TIME YOU SIGN IN TO OR OTHERWISE USE THE ONLINE SERVICES YOU ARE ENTERING INTO A NEW AGREEMENT WITH US ON THE THEN APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND YOU AGREE THAT WE MAY NOTIFY YOU OF OTHER TERMS BY POSTING THEM ON THE SITE OR ONLINE SERVICES (OR IN ANY OTHER REASONABLE MANNER OF NOTICE WHICH WE ELECT), AND THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE AFTER SUCH NOTICE CONSTITUTES YOUR GOING FORWARD AGREEMENT TO THE OTHER TERMS FOR YOUR NEW USE AND TRANSACTIONS. Therefore, you should review the posted Terms of Service and any applicable Additional Terms each time you use the online services (at least prior to each transaction or submission). The Additional Terms will be effective as to new use and transactions as of the time that we post them, or such later date as may be specified in them or in other notice to you. However, the Terms of Service (and any applicable Additional Terms) that applied when you previously used the online services will continue to apply to such prior use (i.e., changes and additions are prospective only) except as mutually agreed. In the event any notice to you of new, revised or Additional Terms is determined by a tribunal to be insufficient, the prior agreement shall continue until sufficient notice to establish a new agreement occurs. You should frequently check the home page, your message account (if applicable) and the e-mail you associated with your account for notices, all of which you agree are reasonable means of providing you notice. You can reject any new, revised or additional Terms of Service by discontinuing use of the Site and related online services.
Furthermore, you agree that at any time, upon written notice posted on Newsvine.com, we can change or cancel your ability to participate in Google Ad Sense or otherwise to obtain revenue from you posting of content on Newsvine.com.
Your use of the online services shall be limited solely to your personal and non-commercial use. The online services contain material that is derived in whole or in part from material supplied and owned by NBCUniversal as well as third parties (“Content”). As between NBCUniversal and You, NBCUniversal owns all right, title and interest in and to the copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, and all other intellectual and proprietary rights throughout the world associated with the online services and Content. You acknowledge NBCUniversal’s valid intellectual and proprietary property rights in the online services and Content and that your use of the online services is limited to the access, viewing and downloading of Content, all solely as authorized by NBCUniversal. Nothing in these Terms of Service shall be deemed to convey to you any right, title or interest in or to the online services or Content or to any portion thereof except for the limited rights expressly granted herein.
You may use the online services solely for personal and non-commercial uses. You may not either directly or through the use of any personal computer, browser, laptop, tablet, mobile phone or other device (each a “device”) or other means remove, alter, bypass, avoid, interfere with, or circumvent (i) any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices marked on the online services or Content, (ii) any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure associated with the online services or Content, or (iii) any advertisement on the online services and/or within Content. You may not either directly or through the use of any device or other means copy, download, stream, reproduce, duplicate, archive, distribute, upload, publish, modify, translate, broadcast, perform, display, sell, transmit or retransmit the online services or Content unless expressly permitted by NBCUniversal in writing. You may not incorporate Content into, or stream or retransmit the Content via, any hardware or software application or make the online services or any Content available via frames or in-line links, and you may not otherwise surround or obfuscate the Content or online services with any third party content, materials or branding. You may also not use any software robots, spider, crawlers, or other data gathering or extraction tools, whether automated or manual, to access, acquire, copy, monitor, scrape or aggregate Content or any portion of the online services. See Section 21 for terms applicable to use of links to the online services. You may not knowingly or intentionally take any action that may impose an unreasonable burden or load on the online services or its servers and infrastructures. You may not build a business, in whole or in part, resell, redistribute or recirculate or make any other commercial use of, or create derivative works or materials utilizing any portion of the online services or Content, whether or not for profit.
To the extent that NBCUniversal makes Content available to you via a widget, embedded player or other technology that allows you to embed or stream Content on or to another site, you may not modify, enhance, remove, interfere with, or otherwise alter in any way any portion of such technology, any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure associated with Content, or any advertisement delivered with Content.
You are also prohibited from disabling, modifying, interfering with or otherwise circumventing any technology to allow users to view Content without: (i) displaying visibly both Content and all surrounding elements (including the graphical user interface, any advertising, copyright notices, and trademarks); and (ii) having full access to all functionality permitting viewing of Content, including, without limitation, all video quality and display functionality and all interactive, elective or click-through advertising functionality.
NBCUniversal may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site or online services at any time (and any elements and features of them), in whole or in part, for any reason, in our sole discretion, without notice or liability, including pursuant to Section 19 (Termination) below.
You are responsible for any charges incurred in obtaining access to the Site and online services. The Site and online services are currently provided for free, although you may be given the opportunity to purchase products or services through the Site from NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal reserves the right to change the nature of this relationship at any time.
You and we agree that the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods does not apply to your use of our online services or this Terms of Service.
If you establish an account with NBCUniversal, you agree to provide true, accurate and current data in connection with that account. Any usernames and passwords used for this Site or services are for individual use only. You are solely responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of the password you use to access your account. You agree to immediately notify NBCUniversal of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. You understand and agree that the Site and/or online services may include a social network and your activities (e.g., video viewing, interactions with members and/or advertisers) may be shared with others both on and off the online services. If you don’t want your activities on such social network to be shared, your only option is to deactivate the related social network account.
Purchases of usage subscriptions (including credits, points, and/or virtual currency) or any virtual items made available on the online services are nonrefundable, have no monetary value (i.e., are not a cash account or equivalent), and are purchases of only a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, personal, and non-transferable right to use, even if such came with a durational term (e.g., a monthly subscription). Accordingly, you have no property, proprietary, intellectual property, ownership, or monetary interest in your usage subscriptions or virtual items, which remain our Content. We may also immediately suspended or terminate the rights we grant you to usage subscriptions and virtual items for any or no reason, in our sole discretion, and without advance notice or liability. We may modify usage subscriptions and virtual items at our sole discretion, and such modifications may make the usage subscriptions or virtual items more or less common, valuable, effective, or functional.
We do not recognize the transfer of usage subscriptions or virtual items (including for “real” money or any other consideration or items of value whether inside our outside of the online services). Accordingly, you may not purchase, sell, barter, or trade any usage subscriptions or virtual items, or offer to purchase, sell, or trade any usage subscriptions or virtual items. Any such attempted transfer will be null and void.
If we suspend or terminate any usage subscriptions or virtual items, then you will forfeit the suspended or terminated subscription or items, except as may be set forth in any Additional Terms (such as any refund policies that may apply to a subscription service). Likewise, except as may be set forth in any Additional Terms or as required by applicable law, we are not responsible for repairing or replacing same, or providing you any credit or refund or any other sum, in the event of our modification of any usage subscriptions or virtual item, or for loss or damage due to error, or any other reason.
(a) Wireless Features. The online services may offer certain features and services that are available to you via your wireless device. These features and services may include the ability to access the online services’ features and upload content to the online services, receive messages from the online services, and download applications to your wireless device (collectively, “Wireless Features”). Your carrier may prohibit or restrict certain Wireless Features and certain Wireless Features may be incompatible with your carrier or wireless device. In addition, your carrier may charge you for standard messaging, data, and other fees to participate in Wireless Features. Fees and charges may appear on your wireless bill or be deducted from your pre-paid balance. We have no responsibility or liability for any fees or charges you incur when using Wireless Features. You should check with your carrier to find out whether any fees or charges will apply, what plans are available and how much they cost. You should also contact your carrier with any other questions regarding these issues.
In addition, where any NBCUniversal Mobile App collects precise information about the location of your devices, it will be used to provide requested location services, and, depending on the particular Mobile App it may be used, amongst other uses, to allow tagging or to check-in.
Some Mobile App(s) or feature(s) allow for you to disable location-based features or manage preferences related to them. However, you can terminate device location tracking by us by uninstalling any Mobile App(s) or feature(s). The location-based services offered in connection with our Mobile App(s) or feature(s) are for individual use only and should not be used or relied on as an emergency locator system, used while driving or operating vehicles, or used in connection with any hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance, or any other situation in which the failure or inaccuracy of use of the location-based services could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe physical or property damage. The location-based services are not suited or intended for family finding purposes, fleet tracking, or any other type of business or enterprise use â€“ other non-NBCUniversal products exist today that may be used specifically for these purposes.
The following rules are a condition of your use of and access to the online services. You are responsible for the content of your communications (including User Content as defined in Section 10) via the online services.
We may require, at any time, proof that you are following these rules. We reserve the right to take, or refrain from taking, any and all steps available to us, including suspending or terminating your access to the online services or seeking other legal or equitable remedies, once we become aware of any violation of these provisions.
Reviews, responses, profile entries, posts or questions may not be able to be deleted once uploaded. For some of our features, other members may be able to request email notifications of your new public content or publish their own comments to your comments. We may use the public content to develop aggregate ratings, personalize site views, market products or identify or feature popular members.
If you post or upload any content to the Services (“User Contents”), you hereby acknowledge and agree that you are granting NBCUniversal (including without limitation, its licensees, affiliates, successors and assigns) a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform, modify, sublicense, and distribute such User Content, and incorporate it in other works, in whole or in part, in any manner and any media now known or hereafter developed. You represent and warrant that you own such content or otherwise have sufficient rights in the content to grant to NBCUniversal the foregoing license without infringing or violating the rights of any third party. Without in any way limiting the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that NBCUniversal, its licensees, affiliates, successors and assigns, shall have the right to sell, license, assign and otherwise transfer any and all of the rights granted by you to NBCUniversal under these Terms of Service, and to display any advertising, publicity, promotional materials and distribution rights in connection with your User Content. You acknowledge and agree that NBCUniversal, its licensees, affiliates, successors and assigns, will be entitled to retain any and all revenue generated from any sales, licenses, assignments and other transfers of the rights granted by you hereunder, as well as any and all revenue generated by the display of any advertising, publicity, promotional materials or distribution rights in connection with your User Content. Nothing in these Terms of Service obligates or may be deemed to obligate NBCUniversal or any other person or entity to exercise any of the rights granted by you under these Terms of Service. You will not receive any compensation of any kind for your User Content or the use thereof, and you agree that there is no industry or other custom or practice that will vary these Terms of Service. You agree that NBCUniversal, its licensees, successors and/or assigns, shall have no obligation to give you credit for your User Content, but in their sole discretion may elect to do so.
No Rights Created by Submission and No Payment for User Content: Your User Content will not be acknowledged or returned. You acknowledge and agree that your User Content is being sent voluntarily by you, and not in confidence, and that no confidential relationship is intended or created between NBCUniversal, and/or any other person or entity, on the one hand, and you, on the other hand, by your submission of the User Content. You also agree that NBCUniversal does not intend and will not pay you for any User Content. You understand that no industry custom or practice changes your agreement that you will not be paid for any User Content.
Use of Name and Likeness: By posting User Content on the online services, you consent to the recording, use and reuse by NBCUniversal, its licensees, successors and assigns, of your voice, actions, likeness, name, appearance, profile photograph, performance, biographical material, and any other identifying information, including, without limitation, any information contained in your User Content (collectively, “Personal Elements”), as used, edited, altered, fictionalized or modified by NBCUniversal, in its sole discretion, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, throughout the world, in perpetuity, including, without limitation, in and in connection with NBCUniversal, or related Sites or online services, in and in connection with any television programs and other productions, and in and in connection with advertising, promotion and publicity.
Ownership: Except as expressly set forth in these Terms of Service, you shall continue to own all rights in and to the User Content. To the extent your User Content contains other materials or elements owned by NBCUniversal or any other affiliated company, such as characters or other elements protected by copyright, trademark or other laws, your rights to make any other use of the User Content will continue to be governed by and may be limited by other applicable laws, the rights of third parties and NBCUniversal.
Idea Submissions Prohibited: NBCUniversal does not accept unsolicited submissions for motion pictures, television programs, websites, articles, streaming video, e-books, or other products or services. Therefore, please do not make any such unsolicited submissions to NBCUniversal through the online services, including posts on any Site or any third party social network or website, or by e-mail, text message or any other means. However, if you decide to make any such unsolicited submission, you hereby grant to NBCUniversal the right and license to the submission as if it were User Content as specifically set forth above. In addition, NBCUniversal retains all of the rights held by members of the general public with regard to your unsolicited ideas and materials. NBCUniversal’s receipt of your unsolicited ideas and materials is not an admission by NBCUniversal of their novelty, priority, or originality, and it does not impair NBCUniversal’s right to contest existing or future intellectual property rights relating to your unsolicited ideas and materials.
Public Nature of Online Services: While we may offer you the ability to post User Content anonymously, please be aware that your account information relating to your User Content is still stored by us. User Content does not reflect the views of NBCUniversal. Notwithstanding anything else in these Terms of Service, NBCUniversal should not be seen as endorsing any User Content in any way. None of NBCUniversal or its officers, directors, and employees, subsidiaries and/or affiliates shall be liable for any User Content. You acknowledge that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any User Content.
Liability for User Content: User Content does not reflect the views of NBCUniversal. Notwithstanding anything else in these Terms of Service, NBCUniversal should not be seen as endorsing any User Content in any way. User Content posted through the online services are provided by users like you who are unaffiliated with NBCUniversal, and the user providing User Content is solely responsible for his/her own User Content. This means that you, and not NBCUniversal, are entirely responsible and liable for any claims, loss or damages relating to all User Content that you upload, post, email or otherwise transmit via the online services. None of NBCUniversal or its affiliates, or its or their officers, directors, and employees, subsidiaries and/or affiliates are responsible for User Content, accuracy or opinions expressed on the online services, nor shall they have any liability for any such User Content. NBCUniversal does not investigate, monitor or check for accuracy or completeness of User Content. You understand that by using the Site or online services, you may be exposed to User Content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable.
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, merchants found on or through the online services, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such merchant. NBCUniversal will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such merchants on the online services.
NBCUniversal is not designed or intended for use by children under the age of 13.
While NBCUniversal uses reasonable efforts to include up to date information on the Site and online services, NBCUniversal makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy, timeliness, reliability, completeness or otherwise.
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NONE OF THE NBCUNIVERSAL PARTIES WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES RELATING TO LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL) OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICES. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND EVEN IF NBCUNIVERSAL HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THIS WAIVER APPLIES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY ARISING FROM ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, FILE CORRUPTION, COMMUNICATION-LINE FAILURE, NETWORK OR SYSTEM OUTAGE, OR THEFT, DESTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF ANY RECORD. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT EACH OF THE NBCUNIVERSAL PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER OF THE SITE OR OTHER SERVICE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NBCUNIVERSAL WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF (1) YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH SECTION 4 (REGISTRATION, PASSWORDS, UNAUTHORIZED USE OF YOUR ACCOUNT, AND SHARING OF SOCIAL FEATURES) OR (2) CONTENT POSTED TO THE SITE OR SERVICES BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE NBCUNIVERSAL PARTIES’ AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE AND SERVICE OR THESE TERMS EXCEED (A) THE AMOUNT (IF ANY) PAID BY YOU TO NBCUNIVERSAL IN THE SIX MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT WHICH GAVE RISE TO THE LIABILITY; OR (B) ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100), WHICHEVER IS LESS.
BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES, NBCUNIVERSAL PARTIES’ LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY THE LAW OF SUCH JURISDICTION. IN ADDITION, BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, THE DISCLAIMERS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS PARAGRAPH WILL ONLY APPLY IF AN ARBITRATOR WITH APPLICABLE JURISDICTION FINDS EXCLUSIONS OF DAMAGES OR LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY TO BE UNCONSCIONABLE.
For your convenience, the online services may provide links to websites of other persons or entities (“Third-Party Websites”). HOWEVER, THE THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES ARE NOT CONTROLLED BY NBCUNIVERSAL. ACCORDINGLY, NBCUNIVERSAL MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS REGARDING SUCH THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENTS OF SUCH THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON SUCH THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES. YOUR USE OF THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE INCLUSION ON THE SITE OR OTHER SERVICE OF A LINK TO A THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE DOES NOT IMPLY AN ENDORSEMENT BY NBCUNIVERSAL. WHEN YOU ACCESS ANY OF THESE THIRD-PARTY SITES, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IF YOU VISIT THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES THEN YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS WHILE ACCESSING AND USING THOSE SITES WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE AGREEMENTS AND POLICIES RELATING TO THE USE OF THOSE SITES.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless NBCUniversal, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, demands, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and costs) arising out of or accruing from (a) any breach of these terms, including any of the foregoing provisions, representations or warranties, and/or from your placement or transmission of any content onto NBCUniversal’s servers, and/or from any and all use of your account; (b) any material posted or otherwise provided by you (including without limitation User Content), or any other subscriber or user of your account that infringes any intellectual property right of any person or entity or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy; (c) any misrepresentation made by you in connection with your use of the online services; and (d) any breach of any of the representation, warranties or other terms or conditions relating to use of your User Content or the online services.
NBCUniversal reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any part of this Site and/or any software, facilities and services on this Site, with or without notice, and/or to establish general guidelines and limitations on their use.
NBCUniversal may, in its sole discretion, terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the online services, or remove and discard any User Content or information stored, sent, or received via the online services without prior notice and for any reason or no reason, including, but not limited to: (i) permitting another person or entity to use your identification to access the Site or online services, (ii) any unauthorized access or use of the online services, (iii) any violation of these Terms of Service, or (iv) tampering with or alteration of any of the software, data files, and/or Content contained in or accessed through, the online services. You may terminate your account for any reason or no reason. Termination, suspension, or cancellation of these Terms of Service or your access rights to the online services shall not affect any right or relief to which NBCUniversal may be entitled, at law or in equity. Upon such termination, suspension, or cancellation, all rights granted to you will automatically terminate and immediately revert to NBCUniversal and its licensors and all rights granted by you to NBCUniversal shall survive in perpetuity.
NBCUniversal respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. This Site and materials incorporated by NBCUniversal on this Site (“Material”) are protected by copyrights, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights (“Copyrights”). Some of the characters, logos or other images incorporated by NBCUniversal on this Site are also protected as registered or unregistered trademarks, trade names and/or service marks owned by NBCUniversal or others (“Trademarks”).
NBCUniversal, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 512 as amended by Title II of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “Act”), reserves the right, but not the obligation, to terminate your license to use the online services if it determines in its sole and absolute discretion that you are involved in infringing activity, including alleged acts of first-time or repeat infringement, regardless of whether the material or activity is ultimately determined to be infringing. NBCUniversal accommodates and does not interfere with standard technical measures used by copyright owners to protect their materials. Therefore, in compliance with the Act, if you believe that any such third party materials infringe your intellectual property please send a written notice to the agent identified below to request a review of the alleged infringement:
Gillian M. Lusins
NBC Universal Law Department
30 Rockefeller Plaza, Rm. 1087E
New York, New York 10112
By e-mail: email@example.com
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We grant you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable, non-assignable, personal, and non-transferable license to create hyperlinks to the online services, so long as: (a) the links only incorporate text, and do not use any trademarks, (b) the links and the content on your website do not suggest any affiliation with or endorsement by NBCUniversal or cause any other confusion regarding your relationship to NBCUniversal or its affiliates or to the online services, (c) the link must open in a new browser window and link to the full version of applicable online services web page; and (d) the links and the content on your website do not portray NBCUniversal or its affiliates or its products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter, and do not contain content that is unlawful, offensive, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, threatening, harassing, or abusive, or that violate any right of any third party or are otherwise objectionable to NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal reserves the right to suspend or prohibit linking to the online services for any reason, in its sole discretion, without advance notice or any liability of any kind to you or any third party.
Please act responsibly when using this Site and online services. You may only use this Site and its contents for lawful purposes and in accordance with applicable law and you are prohibited from storing, distributing or transmitting any unlawful material through this Site. You may not collect or store personal information regarding other users. You recognize that storing, distributing or transmitting unlawful material could expose you to criminal and/or civil liability. You agree that if a third party claims that material you have contributed to the online services is unlawful, you will bear the burden of establishing that it is lawful. You understand and agree that all materials publicly posted or privately transmitted on or through this Site or online services are the sole responsibility of the sender, not NBCUniversal, and that you are responsible for all material you upload, publicly post or otherwise transmit to or through this Site or online services.
NBCUniversal reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms, including without limitation any violation arising from any submission, posting or e-mails you make or send to any forum. NBCUniversal may seek to gather information from the user who is suspected of violating these Terms, and from any other user. NBCUniversal may suspend any users whose conduct or postings are under investigation and may remove such material from its servers as it deems appropriate and without notice. If NBCUniversal believes, in its sole discretion, that a violation of these Terms has occurred, it may edit or modify any submission, posting or e-mails, remove the material permanently, cancel postings, warn users, suspend users and passwords, terminate accounts or take other corrective action it deems appropriate. NBCUniversal will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing NBCUniversal to disclose the identity of anyone posting any e-mails, or publishing or otherwise making available any materials that are believed to violate these Terms. BY ACCEPTING THIS AGREEMENT YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS ALL MEMBERS OF NBCUNIVERSAL FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY MEMBER OF NBCUNIVERSAL DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUNCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER A MEMBER OF NBCUNIVERSAL OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
NBCUniversal makes no representation that content on the Site or online services are appropriate or available for use outside the United States, its territories, possessions and protectorates. If you choose to access the online services from other locations you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk.
You are responsible for complying with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You specifically agree to comply with all applicable laws concerning the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
Unless otherwise specified, the materials on the online services are presented solely to provide information regarding and to promote NBCUniversal’s services and other products available in the U.S. The online services are controlled and operated by NBCUniversal from its offices within the State of New York. NBCUniversal makes no representation that materials on the online services are appropriate or available for use outside the U.S. Those who choose to access the online services from outside the U.S. do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent that local laws are applicable. Software from the online services are further subject to U.S. export controls. No software may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (A) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods, or (B) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By using the online service, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
This Section 26 is deemed to be a “written agreement to arbitrate” pursuant to the Federal Arbitration Act. You and NBCUniversal agree that we intend that this Section 26 satisfies the “writing” requirement of the Federal Arbitration Act. This Section 26 can only be amended by mutual agreement. For non-U.S. residents, if binding arbitration is adjudged by a tribunal to be unenforceable, the provisions of Section 27 shall apply to all relevant disputes between you and us.
We believe that arbitration is a faster, more convenient and less expensive way to resolve any disputes or disagreements that you may have with us. Therefore, pursuant to these Terms of Service, if you have any dispute or disagreement with us regarding (i) your use of or interaction with the Site or other online services, (ii) any purchases or other transactions or relationships with NBCUniversal, or (iii) any data or information you may provide to NBCUniversal or that NBCUniversal may gather in connection with such use, interaction or transaction (collectively, “NBCUniversal Transactions or Relationships”), you will not have the right to pursue a claim in court, or have a jury decide the claim and you will not have the right to bring or participate in any class action or similar proceeding in court or in arbitration. By using or interacting with the Site or other online service, or engaging in any other NBCUniversal Transactions or Relationships with us, you agree to binding arbitration as provided below.
This Section 27 applies to non-US Residents, where applicable law prohibits arbitration of disputes in accordance with Section 26.
(a) Section 27 disputes. If any controversy, allegation, or claim (including any non-contractual claim) arises out of or relates to the online services, the Content, these Terms of Service, whether heretofore or hereafter arising or to any of NBCUniversal’s actual or alleged intellectual property rights (collectively, a “Section 27 Dispute”), then you and we agree to send a written notice to the other providing a reasonable description of the Section 27 Dispute, along with a proposed resolution of it. Our notice to you will be sent to you based on the most recent contact information that you provide us. But if no such information exists or if such information is not current, then we have no obligation under this Section 27(a). Your notice to us must be sent to:
Gillian M. Lusins
NBC Universal Law Department
30 Rockefeller Plaza, Rm. 1087E
New York, New York 10112
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For a period of sixty (60) days from the date of receipt of notice from the other party, NBCUniversal and you will engage in a dialogue in order to attempt to resolve the Section 27 Dispute, though nothing will require either you or NBCUniversal to resolve the Section 27 Dispute on terms with respect to which you and NBCUniversal, in each of our sole discretion, are not comfortable.
You are solely responsible for any interaction with other members or visitors to the online services, and NBCUniversal reserves the right, but shall have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and any other member of NBCUniversal.
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the online services are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 400 R Street, Suite 1080, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210 Updated on Feb 28, 2011
If you are accessing or using the online services through an Apple device, the following additional terms and conditions are applicable to you and are incorporated into the Terms of Service by this reference:
Newsvine.com provides a forum for people to share and discuss topics relating to the news and Newsvine programming. We all want Newsvine.com to be a place to participate in open, thoughtful, and productive dialogue. As a member of the Newsvine.com community, you are expected to foster healthy, open discussions by respecting others, avoiding self-promotion, and being responsible for what you post. These Terms of Service, including Section 8, and this Code of Conduct are a condition of your use of an access to the online services. We reserve the right to moderate posts, suspend or remove users and otherwise take, or refrain from taking, any and all steps available to us once we become aware of any violation of these provisions.
If you see something on our site that you believe violates our terms, you should report it to us. Please do not report comments based on disagreement or difference of opinion on an issue being discussed. Because of the diverse nature of our community, we offer you the option of ignoring a person via their avatar usercard.