Terms and Conditions
Last updated August 02, 2017
AGREEMENT TO TERMS
The information provided on the Site is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country
where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject us to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. Accordingly, those persons who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their
own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
The Site is intended for users who are at least 18 years old. Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to use or register for
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Unless otherwise indicated, the Site is our proprietary property and all source code, databases, functionality, software, website
designs, audio, video, text, photographs, and graphics on the Site (collectively, the “Content”) and the trademarks, service marks,
and logos contained therein (the “Marks”) are owned or controlled by us or licensed to us, and are protected by copyright and
trademark laws and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws of the United States, foreign
jurisdictions, and international conventions. The Content and the Marks are provided on the Site “AS IS” for your information and
copied, reproduced, aggregated, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted, distributed,
sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose whatsoever, without our express prior written permission
Provided that you are eligible to use the Site, you are granted a limited license to access and use the Site and to download or
print a copy of any portion of the Content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, non-commercial
use. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you in and to the Site, the Content and the Marks.
By using the Site, you represent and warrant that: (1) all registration information you submit will be true, accurate, current, and
complete; (2) you will maintain the accuracy of such information and promptly update such registration information as
jurisdiction in which you reside; (5) you will not access the Site through automated or non-human means, whether through a
bot, script, or otherwise; (6) you will not use the Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose; and (7) your use of the Site will not
violate any applicable law or regulation.
If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate
your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof).
You may be required to register with the Site. You agree to keep your password confidential and will be responsible for all use
of your account and password. We reserve the right to remove, reclaim, or change a username you select if we determine, in our
sole discretion, that such username is inappropriate, obscene, or otherwise objectionable.
You may not access or use the Site for any purpose other than that for which we make the Site available. The Site may not be
used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by us.
As a user of the Site, you agree not to:
- Systematically retrieve data or other content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection,
compilation, database, or directory without written permission from us.
- Make any unauthorized use of the Site, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of users by electronic
or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email, or creating user accounts by automated means or under
- Use the Site to advertise or offer to sell goods and services.
- Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Site, including features that prevent or
restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on the use of the Site and/or the Content contained
- Engage in unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site.
- Trick, defraud, or mislead us and other users, especially in any attempt to learn sensitive account information such as
- Engage in any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to send comments or messages, or using any data
mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
- Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Site or the networks or services connected to the Site.
- Attempt to impersonate another user or person or use the username of another user.
- Sell or otherwise transfer your profile.
- Use the Site as part of any effort to compete with us or otherwise use the Site and/or the Content for any revenuegenerating
endeavor or commercial enterprise.
- Decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part
of the Site.
- Attempt to bypass any measures of the Site designed to prevent or restrict access to the Site, or any portion of the
- Harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any of our employees or agents engaged in providing any portion of the Site to
- Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) viruses, Trojan horses, or other material, including excessive
use of capital letters and spamming (continuous posting of repetitive text), that interferes with any party’s
uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Site or modifies, impairs, disrupts, alters, or interferes with the use, features,
functions, operation, or maintenance of the Site.
- Disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Site.
- Use the Site in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws or regulations
As part of the functionality of the Site, you may link your account with online accounts you have with third-party service providers
(each such account, a “Third-Party Account”) by either: (1) providing your Third-Party Account login information through the Site;
or (2) allowing us to access your Third-Party Account, as is permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your
use of each Third-Party Account. You represent and warrant that you are entitled to disclose your Third-Party Account login
information to us and/or grant us access to your Third-Party Account, without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions
that govern your use of the applicable Third-Party Account, and without obligating us to pay any fees or making us subject to any
usage limitations imposed by the third-party service provider of the Third-Party Account. By granting us access to any Third-Party
Accounts, you understand that (1) we may access, make available, and store (if applicable) any content that you have provided
to and stored in your Third-Party Account (the “Social Network Content”) so that it is available on and through the Site via your
account, including without limitation any friend lists and (2) we may submit to and receive from your Third-Party Account
additional information to the extent you are notified when you link your account with the Third-Party Account. Depending on the
Third-Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third-Party Accounts, personally
identifiable information that you post to your Third-Party Accounts may be available on and through your account on the Site.
Please note that if a Third-Party Account or associated service becomes unavailable or our access to such Third Party Account is
terminated by the third-party service provider, then Social Network Content may no longer be available on and through the Site.
You will have the ability to disable the connection between your account on the Site and your Third-Party Accounts at any time.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR
THIRD-PARTY ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICE
PROVIDERS. We make no effort to review any Social Network Content for any purpose, including but not limited to, for accuracy,
legality, or non-infringement, and we are not responsible for any Social Network Content. You acknowledge and agree that we
may access your email address book associated with a Third-Party Account and your contacts list stored on your mobile device
or tablet computer solely for purposes of identifying and informing you of those contacts who have also registered to use the Site.
You can deactivate the connection between the Site and your Third-Party Account by contacting us using the contact information
below or through your account settings (if applicable). We will attempt to delete any information stored on our servers that was
obtained through such Third-Party Account, except the username and profile picture that become associated with your account.
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, or other information regarding the Site
(“Submissions”) provided by you to us are non-confidential and shall become our sole property. We shall own exclusive rights,
including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for
any lawful purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. You hereby waive all moral rights
to any such Submissions, and you hereby warrant that any such Submissions are original with you or that you have the right to
submit such Submissions. You agree there shall be no recourse against us for any alleged or actual infringement or
misappropriation of any proprietary right in your Submissions.
THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES AND CONTENT
The Site may contain (or you may be sent via the Site) links to other websites (“Third-Party Websites”) as well as articles,
photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software, and other content or
items belonging to or originating from third parties (“Third-Party Content”). Such Third-Party Websites and Third-Party Content
are not investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for
any Third-Party Websites accessed through the Site or any Third-Party Content posted on, available through, or installed from
the Site, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices, or other policies of or contained in
the Third-Party Websites or the Third-Party Content. Inclusion of, linking to, or permitting the use or installation of any Third-Party
Websites or any Third-Party Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by us. If you decide to leave the Site and
access the Third-Party Websites or to use or install any Third-Party Content, you do so at your own risk, and you should be
gathering practices, of any website to which you navigate from the Site or relating to any applications you use or install from the
Site. Any purchases you make through Third-Party Websites will be through other websites and from other companies, and we
take no responsibility whatsoever in relation to such purchases which are exclusively between you and the applicable third party.
You agree and acknowledge that we do not endorse the products or services offered on Third-Party Websites and you shall hold
us harmless from any harm caused by your purchase of such products or services. Additionally, you shall hold us harmless from
any losses sustained by you or harm caused to you relating to or resulting in any way from any Third-Party Content or any
contact with Third-Party Websites.
such user to law enforcement authorities; (3) in our sole discretion and without limitation, refuse, restrict access to, limit the
availability of, or disable (to the extent technologically feasible) any of your Contributions or any portion thereof; (4) in our sole
discretion and without limitation, notice, or liability, to remove from the Site or otherwise disable all files and content that are
excessive in size or are in any way burdensome to our systems; and (5) otherwise manage the Site in a manner designed to
protect our rights and property and to facilitate the proper functioning of the Site.
hosted in the United States. If you access the Site from the European Union, Asia, or any other region of the world with laws or
other requirements governing personal data collection, use, or disclosure that differ from applicable laws in the United States,
then through your continued use of the Site, you are transferring your data to the United States, and you expressly consent to
have your data transferred to and processed in the United States. Further, we do not knowingly accept, request, or solicit
information from children or knowingly market to children. Therefore, in accordance with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy
Protection Act, if we receive actual knowledge that anyone under the age of 13 has provided personal information to us without
LIABILITY, DENY ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE (INCLUDING BLOCKING CERTAIN IP ADDRESSES), TO ANY
PERSON FOR ANY REASON OR FOR NO REASON, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FOR BREACH OF ANY
OR REGULATION. WE MAY TERMINATE YOUR USE OR PARTICIPATION IN THE SITE OR DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT
AND ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION THAT YOU POSTED AT ANY TIME, WITHOUT WARNING, IN OUR SOLE
If we terminate or suspend your account for any reason, you are prohibited from registering and creating a new account under
your name, a fake or borrowed name, or the name of any third party, even if you may be acting on behalf of the third party. In
addition to terminating or suspending your account, we reserve the right to take appropriate legal action, including without
limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.
MODIFICATIONS AND INTERRUPTIONS
We reserve the right to change, modify, or remove the contents of the Site at any time or for any reason at our sole discretion
without notice. However, we have no obligation to update any information on our Site. We also reserve the right to modify or
discontinue all or part of the Site without notice at any time. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any modification,
price change, suspension, or discontinuance of the Site.
We cannot guarantee the Site will be available at all times. We may experience hardware, software, or other problems or need to
perform maintenance related to the Site, resulting in interruptions, delays, or errors. We reserve the right to change, revise,
update, suspend, discontinue, or otherwise modify the Site at any time or for any reason without notice to you. You agree that we
have no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, or inconvenience caused by your inability to access or use the Site during any
the Site or to supply any corrections, updates, or releases in connection therewith.
of Virginia applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed within the the Commonwealth of Virginia, without regard
to its conflict of law principles.
and collectively, the “Disputes”) brought by either you or us (individually, a “Party” and collectively, the “Parties”), the Parties
agree to first attempt to negotiate any Dispute (except those Disputes expressly provided below) informally for at least thirty
(30) days before initiating arbitration. Such informal negotiations commence upon written notice from one Party to the other
If the Parties are unable to resolve a Dispute through informal negotiations, the Dispute (except those Disputes expressly
excluded below) will be finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WITHOUT THIS
PROVISION, YOU WOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A JURY TRIAL. The arbitration shall be commenced
and conducted under the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and, where appropriate,
the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (“AAA Consumer Rules”), both of which are available at
the AAA website www.adr.org. Your arbitration fees and your share of arbitrator compensation shall be governed by the AAA
Consumer Rules and, where appropriate, limited by the AAA Consumer Rules. If such costs are determined to by the arbitrator
to be excessive, we will pay all arbitration fees and expenses. The arbitration may be conducted in person, through the
submission of documents, by phone, or online. The arbitrator will make a decision in writing, but need not provide a statement
of reasons unless requested by either Party. The arbitrator must follow applicable law, and any award may be challenged if the
arbitrator fails to do so. Except where otherwise required by the applicable AAA rules or applicable law, the arbitration will take
place in Prince William County County, VA. Except as otherwise provided herein, the Parties may litigate in court to compel
arbitration, stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate, or enter judgment on the award entered by the
If for any reason, a Dispute proceeds in court rather than arbitration, the Dispute shall be commenced or prosecuted in the state
and federal courts located in Prince William County County, VA, and the Parties hereby consent to, and waive all defenses of
lack of personal jurisdiction, and forum non conveniens with respect to venue and jurisdiction in such state and federal
courts. Application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the the Uniform
In no event shall any Dispute brought by either Party related in any way to the Site be commenced more than one (1) years after
the cause of action arose. If this provision is found to be illegal or unenforceable, then neither Party will elect to arbitrate any
Dispute falling within that portion of this provision found to be illegal or unenforceable and such Dispute shall be decided by a
court of competent jurisdiction within the courts listed for jurisdiction above, and the Parties agree to submit to the personal
jurisdiction of that court.
The Parties agree that any arbitration shall be limited to the Dispute between the Parties individually. To the full extent
permitted by law, (a) no arbitration shall be joined with any other proceeding; (b) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to
be arbitrated on a class-action basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (c) there is no right or authority for any Dispute
to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons.
EXCEPTIONS TO INFORMAL NEGOTIATIONS AND ARBITRATION
The Parties agree that the following Disputes are not subject to the above provisions concerning informal negotiations and
binding arbitration: (a) any Disputes seeking to enforce or protect, or concerning the validity of, any of the intellectual property
rights of a Party; (b) any Dispute related to, or arising from, allegations of theft, piracy, invasion of privacy, or unauthorized use;
and (c) any claim for injunctive relief. If this provision is found to be illegal or unenforceable, then neither Party will elect to
arbitrate any Dispute falling within that portion of this provision found to be illegal or unenforceable and such Dispute shall be
decided by a court of competent jurisdiction within the courts listed for jurisdiction above, and the Parties agree to submit to
the personal jurisdiction of that court.
There may be information on the Site that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, including descriptions,
pricing, availability, and various other information. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to
change or update the information on the Site at any time, without prior notice.
THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN AS-IS AND AS-AVAILABLE BASIS. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND OUR
SERVICES WILL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL
WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF, INCLUDING,
WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR
COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SITE AND WE WILL
ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (1) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT AND
MATERIALS, (2) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM
YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, (3) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS
AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (4) ANY
INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SITE, (5) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN
HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (6)
ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT AND MATERIALS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND
INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE
VIA THE SITE. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR
SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SITE, ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, OR ANY
WEBSITE OR MOBILE APPLICATION FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY THIRDPARTY
PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH
ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY
FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES,
INCLUDING LOST PROFIT, LOST REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE
SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO
THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF
THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO US DURING
THE SIX (6) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW
LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS
APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU
MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless, including our subsidiaries, affiliates, and all of our respective officers,
agents, partners, and employees, from and against any loss, damage, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys’
including but not limited to intellectual property rights; or (5) any overt harmful act toward any other user of the Site with whom
you connected via the Site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive
defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us, and you agree to cooperate, at your expense, with
our defense of such claims. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action, or proceeding which is subject
to this indemnification upon becoming aware of it.
We will maintain certain data that you transmit to the Site for the purpose of managing the performance of the Site, as well as
data relating to your use of the Site. Although we perform regular routine backups of data, you are solely responsible for all data
that you transmit or that relates to any activity you have undertaken using the Site. You agree that we shall have no liability to you
for any loss or corruption of any such data, and you hereby waive any right of action against us arising from any such loss or
corruption of such data.
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSACTIONS, AND SIGNATURES
Visiting the Site, sending us emails, and completing online forms constitute electronic communications. You consent to receive
electronic communications, and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications we provide to
you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing. YOU HEREBY
AGREE TO THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES, CONTRACTS, ORDERS, AND OTHER RECORDS, AND TO
ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF NOTICES, POLICIES, AND RECORDS OF TRANSACTIONS INITIATED OR COMPLETED BY
US OR VIA THE SITE. You hereby waive any rights or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, or other
laws in any jurisdiction which require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the
granting of credits by any means other than electronic means.
CALIFORNIA USERS AND RESIDENTS
If any complaint with us is not satisfactorily resolved, you can contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer
Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento,
California 95834 or by telephone at (800) 952-5210 or (916) 445-1254.
agreement and understanding between you and us. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of
We may assign any or all of our rights and obligations to others at any time. We shall not be responsible or liable for any loss,
damage, delay, or failure to act caused by any cause beyond our reasonable control. If any provision or part of a provision of