Last revised July 14, 2015
Interactive One, LLC (“IONE,” also referred to as “we,” “our,” or “us”), offers access to and use of the information, content and services (collectively, the “Services”) offered through a network of related digital content and social networking websites and platforms, (accessed, and/or used, via personal computers, mobile devices or otherwise), that are now and in the future owned and operated by IONE (each, an “IONE Site” and collectively, the “IONE Sites”). These terms of service (“Terms of Service” or “Agreement”) sets forth the terms and conditions governing your use of the IONE Sites and Services. For purposes of this Agreement, the term “Company Site” or “Company Sites” includes the IONE Sites, Services, and any interactive features or applications that post or link to these Terms of Service.
USE OF SITE
Modifying and Terminating Our Services
We are constantly changing and improving our Services. Please note that certain features or Services discussed in this Agreement may not be offered on the Company Sites at any particular time. We may also stop providing Services and Company Sites to you, or add or create new limits to our Services and Company Sites at any time. We also reserve the right, at our sole discretion and at any time, to modify or discontinue the Services (or any part thereof) offered on the IONE Sites, on a temporary or permanent basis, with or without notice. You understand, acknowledge and agree that Company will not be liable to you or to any third party for any such termination, modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services offered by the IONE Sites.
User Restrictions and Privacy Practices
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms of Service at any time without further notice. If we do this, we will post the changes to these Terms of Service on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised. Changes addressing new functions for a Service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree with the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that Service. Therefore, it is important that you check and review these Terms of Service regularly to determine if there have been changes.
Using Our Services
You understand that the Services and the Company Sites are available for your personal use only. You further agree that you must follow the policies made available to you within the Company Sites and Services and may not use the Services or any of the Company Sites to:
(a) harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information from other users of the Services or the IONE Sites by electronic or other means for the purposes of data harvesting, sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;
(b) use the Services or the IONE Sites in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the IONE Sites;
(c) use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Services or the IONE Sites;
(d) access (or attempt to access) the Services by any means other than that is provided by IONE, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with IONE;
(e) engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Services (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Services);
(f) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell any portion of the Services for any purpose, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with IONE; or
(g) directly or indirectly: (i) use the IONE Sites to infringe the intellectual property rights of others; (ii) use the IONE Sites to or make any attempt to penetrate, modify or manipulate the IONE Sites to invade the privacy of any other user of the IONE Sites; (iii) attempt to modify, erase or damage any information contained on the IONE Sites; (iv) reverse engineer any portion of the IONE Sites; (v) restrict or inhibit others from using the IONE Sites; (vi) engage in conduct or distribute material that is harmful, obscene, otherwise illegal or objectionable, or gives rise to civil liability; (vii) spoof or otherwise impersonate any individual or entity; or (viii) violate or attempt to violate the security or integrity of the IONE Sites or of any associated computer system, mobile device or other access platform.
IONE reserves the right to investigate and to involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities, and to pursue a civil lawsuit or criminal prosecution for any alleged or actual harmful or illegal activities involving any of the Company Sites.
Registration with the Company Sites is void where prohibited, and is intended solely for Users who are thirteen (13) years of age or older. Any registration by, use of or access to the Site by anyone between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) must be approved by the User’s parent or guardian. Use of this Site by anyone under age thirteen (13) is unauthorized and violates these Terms of Service. By using the Services or any Company Site, you represent and warrant that you are age thirteen (13) or older and that you agree to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service or any additional terms or requirements accompanying certain Service offerings.
Passwords and Account Security
In consideration of your use of the Company Sites, you agree to:
(a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site (“Registration Data”);
(b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to IONE, to keep it accurate, current, and complete;
(c) understand that you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of passwords associated with any account you use to access the Services or any IONE Site;
(d) be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account; and
(e) notify IONE at email@example.com if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account or password.
Some of our Company Sites and Services allow you to upload, submit, send or receive content. You understand that you are solely responsible for your profile (including your name, image, likeness) and all information, including without limitation, data files, written text, computer software, music, audio files or other sounds, photographs, videos or other images and other content that you upload, post or display on or through the Services or the IONE Sites, including from any third party services, or transmit to or share with other users from the Company Sites (collectively the “User Content”). You may not post, transmit, or share User Content on the Services or on the Site that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post, transmit or share. Our Services display third party content that is not owned or controlled by us. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. Although we may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our polices, we do not generally review content. You understand and agree that IONE has no obligation to monitor, pre-screen, review, flag, filter or modify the Sites, but reserves the right to edit, refuse to post, delete or remove (without notice) any User Content in its sole discretion, including User Content that in the sole judgment of IONE violates these Terms of Service or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of others. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to User Content that you may find offensive, indecent or objectionable and that, accordingly, you agree to use the Services at your own risk. In no event shall IONE assume or have any responsibility or liability for any posted User Content, including for any claims, damages or losses resulting from the use and/or appearance of such User Content on the Company Sites. IONE reserves the right at all times to disclose any information (including the identity of the persons providing information or User Content on any Company Sites), as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request.
When you post User Content to any of the Company Sites, you authorize and direct us to make copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the User Content on the Site. When you upload, store, submit, send or receive User Content to and through our Services, or any part of the Company Sites, you automatically grant to us (and third parties we work with such as our affiliates, third party vendors and licensees) a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, host, store, reproduce, create derivative works, excerpt (in whole or part) communicate, publically perform, publish, display and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the IONE Sites or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. This license continues even if you stop using our Services. Company does not assert any ownership over your User Content; rather, as between us and you, subject to the rights granted to us in these Terms, you retain full ownership of all of your User Content and any associated intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights; provided that you acknowledge and agree that you are fully responsible for protecting and enforcing such rights and that IONE shall have at no obligation to do so on your behalf. Please be certain that you have the necessary rights to grant us this license for any User Content that you submit to our Services and Company Sites.
Registered User Conduct
You represent, warrant and agree that no materials of any kind submitted through your account or otherwise posted, transmitted, or shared by you on or through the Services will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material.
In addition to any other terms governing your conduct in these Terms of Service, you agree not to use the Services or any of the Company Sites to:
(a) upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any User Content that we deem to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
(b) impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity, including to register for a User account on behalf of an individual other than yourself;
(c) upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
(d) upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make publicly available on the IONE Sites any private or personally identifiable information of any third party, including, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
(e) solicit personal information from anyone under 18 or solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
(f) upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(g) intimidate or harass others;
(h) upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law; or
(i) upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that, in the sole judgment of IONE, restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the IONE Sites, or which may expose IONE or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the IONE Sites. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.
TERMINATION OF YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICE
Company may terminate your account and/or delete your profile and any User Content or information that you have posted on any of the Company Sites at any time with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, if we believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the spirit of these Terms of Service.
PROPRIETARY RIGHTS IN SITE CONTENT
Except for legally posted User Content, you acknowledge and agree that all content on the Company Sites or available through the Services, including designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, applications, software, music, sound and other files, and their selection and arrangement, including any related intellectual property rights, whether registered or not (the “Site Content”), is the proprietary property of IONE, its users or its licensors with all rights reserved. No Site Content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without IONE’s prior written permission.
Unless you have agreed otherwise in writing with IONE, nothing in these Terms of Service gives you a right to use any of IONE’s trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. You agree that you shall not remove, obscure, or alter any proprietary rights notices (including copyright and trade mark notices) which may be affixed to or contained within the Services.
Provided that you are an eligible User as solely determined by IONE, IONE gives you a limited license to access the Company Sites and Services for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services and the Sites as provided by IONE in the manner permitted by these Terms of Service, including to download or print a copy of any portion of the Site Content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms of Service shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise.
Any use of the Company Sites or the Site Content other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of IONE, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. This license is revocable at any time without notice and with or without cause.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit users from uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting on the Company Sites or the Services any materials that violate another party’s intellectual property rights. We respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of infringers according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may send a written notification of such infringement to our designated Copyright Agent below. PLEASE NOTE: Member or Users issues that do not involve copyright complaints should be addressed to Interactive One as set forth in the Contacting Us section set forth below.
Staff Attorney Business & Legal Affairs
c/o Interactive One, LLC
850 Third Ave, Third Floor
New York, NY 10022
Fax: (646) 224-9595
Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, to be effective the notification must be in writing and include all of the following:
(a) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
(b) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site is covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
(c) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
(d) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
(e) A statement that the complaining party has 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.
(f) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
When we receive proper notification of alleged copyright infringement, we will take such action as is appropriate under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
THIRD PARTY SITES
This Site may link to 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 (the “Third Party Sites or Content”). Such Third Party Sites or Content is not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for any Third Party Sites or Content accessed through the Company Sites or posted on, available through or installed from the IONE Sites, including the accuracy, reliability, offensiveness, opinions, privacy policies, terms of services or other practices of or found at the Third Party Sites or Content. These links are provided for your convenience, and IONE assumes no responsibility for any Third Party Sites or Content.
IONE may offer you the option to connect your account, including portions of your User Content and activity on the Company Sites, with certain third party services such as Facebook, or Twitter (“Third Party Services”). When you consent to publish your User Content or activity on the Company Sites to any Third Party Services, your information will be viewable by the communities on such Third Party Services. In addition, you may opt to publish your content or activity originating from your accounts with any Third Party Services to the Company Sites, and by doing so, you grant IONE and others designated by IONE permission to use your content on the Company Sites or otherwise.
The Company Sites may offer a platform and/or tools for users to organize or schedule face-to-face meetings with one or more other users in public settings, including restaurants, bars and other venues, in different geographic locations (“Meetups”). However, in no way does IONE endorse, sponsor, approve, oversee or otherwise control such Meetups, for which users are solely responsible unless otherwise expressly stated in writing by IONE. By organizing or participating in any Meetups originating from the Company Sites, you understand that such activity is voluntary and solely at your own risk and that IONE does not bear any responsibility or liability for the actions of any IONE user or third party who organize, participate in or are otherwise involved in any Meetups.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
NEITHER IONE, NOR ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, LICENSEES OR THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS MAKE ANY SPECIFIC PROMISES ABOUT THE IONE SITES, THE SERVICES, AND THE SITE CONTENT AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THE COMPANY SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR TITLE. IONE DOES NOT WARRANT THE CURRENCY, COMPLETENESS, OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE IONE SITES, OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR BE ABLE TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.
The Company Sites and/or the Services may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. IONE assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, User communications. IONE is not responsible for any technical malfunction or other problems of any telephone network or service, computer systems, Internet servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of mobile devices, email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to User’s or to any other person’s computer, mobile device, or other property, related to or resulting from using or downloading materials in connection with the Internet and/or in connection with the Services. Under no circumstances will IONE be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage to any User Content or personal injury or death, resulting from anyone’s use of the IOONE Sites or the Services, any User Content or Site Content posted on or through the Company Sites or the Services or transmitted to Users, or any interactions between users of the IONE Sites, whether online or offline.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
NEITHER IONE, NOR ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, LICENSORS, THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS OR DISTRIBUTORS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SITES, EVEN IF INTERACTIVE ONE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IONE CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DOES NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF THE IONE SITES AND/OR THE SERVICES AND/OR THE SITE CONTENT. IONE DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT SOFTWARE, CONTENT OR MATERIALS ON THE IONE SITES OR THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE IONE SITES, THE SERVICES, ITS SERVERS, OR THE CONTENT OF THE IONE SITES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IN THE USE AND DOWNLOADING OF ANY SUCH CONTENT OR MATERIALS AND USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN CONTENT, MATERIAL, DATA OR SOFTWARE FROM OR THROUGH THE SERVICES AND THE SITE CONTENT AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE THEREOF AND ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, MOBILE DEVICE OR OTHER PROPERTY, LOSS OF DATA OR OTHER HARM OF ANY KIND THAT MAY RESULT.
You agree to indemnify and hold IONE, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and each of their directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners and employees and third-party service providers harmless from and against any claim, demand, damages, cause of action, debt, loss or liability, costs and expenses including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other professional fees, to the extent that such action is based upon, arises out of, or in connection with any User Content you post or share on or through the IONE Sites, any Third Party Sites or Content, any Third Party Services, your use of the Services or any Company Site, your conduct in connection with the Services or the IONE Sites or with other users of the Services or the IONE Sites, or any violation of these Terms of Service or of any law or the rights of any third party. This indemnity shall survive the termination of these Terms of Service.
CHOICE OF LAW
These Terms of Service, and your relationship with IONE under these Terms of Service, shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You and IONE agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of New York to resolve any legal matter arising from these Terms of Service. Notwithstanding this, you agree that IONE shall still be allowed to apply for injunctive remedies (or an equivalent type of urgent legal relief) in any jurisdiction.
These Terms of Service, together with additional terms accompanying specific offering, contain the entire understanding and supersede all prior understanding of the parties hereto relating to the subject matter hereof, and cannot be changed or terminated orally.
If you have any additional questions or concerns about these Terms of Service, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at Website Inquiry, c/o Interactive One, LLC, 850 Third Ave, Third Floor, New York, NY 10022 Fax: (212) 343-1553