ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
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DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:
to abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other SCCD users;
to contribute any Content that is infringing, libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party; for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. If you are an international user, you agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable Content; to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any SCCD user; to create or submit unwanted email (“Spam”) to any other SCCD users or any URL; to violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws); to submit stories or comments linking to affiliate programs, multi-level marketing schemes, sites/blogs repurposing existing stories (source hops), or off-topic Content; to submit content that is advertorial or paid for by a company or advertiser. Bloggers and/or writers working and submitting Content for or on behalf of companies like Pay Per Post, or similar companies, are strictly prohibited from using the Site; register for more than one User account or register for a User account on behalf of an individual other than yourself.
With the exception of accessing RSS feeds, you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site; to create separate user accounts with the intention of artificially inflating the ‘SCCD rating system’, page count, comments, or any other SCCD Services.
YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
Services are available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old, whether acting on their own behalf or as an authorized employee or representative of a corporation or other business entity. If you do not so qualify, do not attempt to register for or use the Services.
CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE
You retain all copyright to all original Content you submit to the Site. By transmitting or submitting Content to the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant SCCD a non-exclusive, irrevocable, transferable, royalty-free, perpetual, sub-licensable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, re-distribute, syndicate, publish, and create derivative works of such Content in any media, now known or hereafter devised for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing to SCCD, its affiliates and sublicensees.
You acknowledge and agree you will not post on the Site any Content for which you do not have the clear right to do so, and you give SCCD, its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the Content, Your name, identifier, or any portion thereof, submitted in connection with such Content, if they so choose. SCCD reserves the right to modify, edit or change any Content for any reason without prior notification.
By transmitting or submitting Content to the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant SCCD permission to keep active and live copies of all submitted Content even after your account has been terminated or closed. SCCD reserves the right to re-activate content that has been deactivated, removed or deleted for any reason, without warning, consent or approval from You.
You may generally publish Content on the Site, provided that it does not otherwise violate any third-party agreements or rights. You further acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible and liable for any Content that you post or upload to the Site and for any infringement or other liability that may result.
Content on the Site must be original and not published elsewhere, including personal blogs or social media networks, unless written permission is expressly granted both from the owner of the original source of the content and from SCCD
You represent and warrant that (i) all Content is either wholly original to you, or all third-party rights therein have been fully cleared for use as contemplated by this Agreement, and that you have the right to grant the rights granted herein without violating the rights of any third party; (ii) the Content and the posting thereof on the Site does and will not, in any way, violate or breach any of the terms of this Agreement or violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, and (iii) SCCD shall not in any circumstance be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity as a result of its use or exploitation of the Content unless otherwise agreed by SCCD.
Without limiting the foregoing, SCCD reserves the right to use the Content as it deems appropriate, including, without limitation, deleting, rejecting, or refusing to post it. SCCD shall not be obligated to store, keep, maintain or provide copies of submitted Content to You or any party in the event Content is deleted or removed from the Site. SCCD may, but is under no obligation to, offer you any payment for Content that you submit or offer the opportunity to edit, delete or otherwise modify Content once it has been submitted to SCCD. SCCD shall not be obligated to enforce any form of attribution by third parties and shall not be responsible for any third party use of Content.
If it is determined that you possess any moral rights (including rights of attribution or integrity) in the Content, you hereby declare that (a) you have no objection to the publication, use, re-publication, syndication, modification, or deletion and exploitation of the Content by SCCD or its licensees, successors and assigns; (b) you forever waive and agree not to claim or assert any entitlement to any and all moral rights of an author in any of the Content; and (c) you forever release SCCD, and its licensees, successors and assigns, from any claims that you could otherwise assert against SCCD by virtue of any such moral rights.
You agree not to post to the Site any links or other Content which is intended to or may result in any monetary compensation or other benefit to you, including without limitation any affiliate links.
SCCD maintains full and final verdict on any and all changes to content published on its website and throughout its network. You agree to allow all edits, changes, additions and modifications, be they in text, video or image form, on any and all content you submit. SCCD maintains final verdict as to which text, images and videos will appear inside or alongside all published content.
PAYMENT FOR SERVICES RENDERED
SCCD is in no way responsible and under no obligation to pay You for services rendered, as all Content and other services you may perform are rendered free of charge. SCCD may, based on its sole consideration, pay out a cash bonus to any User as it sees fit, using criteria established by SCCD individually for each specific case. However, in no way does this payment constitute a relation of employment in any interpretation of such relation and in no way does this payment create any obligation for SCCD for payment of tax, social insurance and other payments under the law of any jurisdiction. You also acknowledge and promise to declare any such income to the relevant tax authorities, in full compliance with the applicable law, with no obligation created in any way for SCCD. You also declare that any failure to report this payment to the relevant tax authorities is solely your responsibility and does not in any way cause liability for SCCD.
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE SITE
SCCD operates the Site in a commercially reasonable manner and may from time to time interrupt the Site’s Services for regular and/or emergency maintenance. Where SCCD has advance knowledge of any interruption to the Site’s Services, SCCD will make reasonable efforts to provide advance notice to You of any such interruption, however, SCCD is under no obligation to do so. SCCD will not be held responsible for downtime as a result of technical difficulties, power outages or data loss of any kind.
MONITORING USE OF THE SITE
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF SCCD
The copyright to the Site, the design and appearance of the Site, and all of the materials and content on the Site (other than Your Content) are owned by or licensed to SCCD. These materials are protected by law against unauthorized copying and reproduction. Any use, reproduction, or distribution of material, including caching, framing, or similar means, from the Site (except as permitted herein) without written permission of SCCD is expressly prohibited. Copyright SCCD. All Rights Reserved. Other service and product marks that appear on the Site are the trademarks of their respective owners. The display of any trademarks on the Site does not imply that a license has been granted for any further use.
DEALING WITH THIRD PARTIES
Any correspondence or business dealings with any third parties found on or through the Site is solely between You and such parties. SCCD is not responsible for any damages You may suffer by entering into such transactions or communications. You and the third party, not SCCD, are responsible for compliance with all laws applicable in any such transaction or communication.
You acknowledge that SCCD has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to the Site; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release SCCD from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Site. The Site may contain, or direct you to sites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. SCCD makes no representations concerning any Content contained in or accessed through the Site, and SCCD will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site.
The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because SCCD has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that SCCD is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that SCCD shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT SHALL SCCD BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY (I) WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING), OR (II) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) $100. WHEN USING SERVICES PROVIDED BY SCCD IN JURISDICTIONS WHICH DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, YOU DECLARE THAT YOU SHALL ASSUME THAT THE JURISDICTION COMPETENT FOR DETERMINING LIABILITY ARE THOSE WHERE SCCD SERVERS ARE LOCATED OR THOSE WHERE THE SCCD HEAD OFFICE IS LOCATED, AS SPECIFIED BY SCCD IN RESPONSE TO YOUR QUERY IN SUCH CIRCUMSTANCE. IN NO WAY SHALL SCCD BE LIABLE IN JURISDICTIONS IN WHICH IT DOES NOT OPERATE, AS PER THE TERMS SPECIFIED IN THIS PARAGRAPH.
SCCD respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please use our Contact Us form and write to our site administrator(s).