Some Initial Words...
So, below are the official “Terms and Conditions” for use of the site – you know, the fine print legal-type stuff. But here’s the thing - this site is put up for everyone’s benefit, collaboration and entertainment. That being said, always be sure to exercise judgment in what you take from it. Use anything and everything at your own risk, and consult a professional when necessary. Please be considerate of the rights and feelings of others in your postings and comments, respect copyright laws, don't plagiarize, etc...
To summarize in one sentence: Use good sense, and remember the "golden rule."
These legal considerations are an unfortunate (but necessary) distraction from the benefits we can all achieve together, so let’s leave this topic now and get back to the positive results and gratification that come from designing, building and fixing stuff instead. I have many attorney friends - and they're all outstanding people. But, as with all businesses, they need to (and sometime love to) generate billable hours; it's great for them -- though not always quite as great for the rest of us.
So with that behind us, and since we now must, let's get onto the fine print…
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
Welcome to the Site. The Site is provided to you for your personal entertainment, information, education and communication through our featured content and interactive forums on the World Wide Web. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. These Terms and Conditions include our policy for acceptable use of the Site and content posted on the Site, your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the Site.
By accessing this Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the following Terms and Conditions. You are only authorized to use the Site and its services if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to these Terms and Conditions. We may modify these Terms and Conditions from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting on the Site. You agree to be bound to any changes to these Terms and Conditions when you use the Site after any such modification is posted. Is it important that you review these Terms and conditions regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes that have been made. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement regarding your use of the Site and the services it offers and supersede any such prior terms.
If you do NOT accept the Terms and Conditions, then please discontinue use of the Site.
Use of the Site
You may use the Site at your own risk.
The Site does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. The information, facts, and opinions provided are no substitute for professional advice.
Without limiting any other provisions of this Agreement, you may not use this Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by this Agreement and/or any applicable additional terms. Your access to this Site may be terminated immediately in our sole discretion, with or without notice, if you fail to comply with any provision of this agreement and/or additional terms, or for any other reason, or no reason. You expressly agree not to:
NEITHER Shore Strategic Initiatives, LLC, NOR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES OR LICENSORS SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY OR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR SIMILAR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SITE AND THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SITE OR ARISING OUT OF ANY ACTION TAKEN IN RESPONSE TO OR AS A RESULT OF ANY INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE SITE.
YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST Shore Strategic Initiatives, LLC AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, DIVISIONS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES AND LICENSORS ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THEREON.
The material on this Site is protected by copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws. You may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, publicly display, prepare derivative works based on, or distribute in any way any material from the Site, including but not limited to text, audio, video, code and software. We neither warrant nor represent that your use of materials displayed on the Site will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by us or affiliated with this Site.
The Site may provide you and other users an opportunity to submit, post, display, transmit and/or exchange information, ideas, opinions, photographs, images, video, creative works or other information, messages, transmissions or material to us, the Site or others ("Post" or "Postings"). You agree to only post information that is true and correct in light of your knowledge. Postings do not reflect our views; and we do not have any obligation to monitor, edit, or review any Postings on the Site. Notwithstanding the above, you acknowledge that any such Postings you make to the Site may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted - or simply rejected for use by the Site.
We assume NO responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such Postings nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such Postings on the Site. You are strictly prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the Site to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.
You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the content posted by you on or through the Site or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth below, and (ii) the Posting of your content does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.
By displaying or posting content on the Site, you hereby grant us a nonexclusive global license to publish the content submitted by you to the Site. You also grant us global nonexclusive adaptation and resale rights over any content and material submitted to the Site. These nonexclusive publishing license and resale/adaptation rights extend to any materials submitted "for publication" within the Site, including both message board postings and content submitted for uploading and subsequent publishing within non-message board portions of the Site. Neither we nor our staff will be responsible for any misleading, false or otherwise injurious information and advice communicated on the Site or for any results obtained from the use of such information or advice. We will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by a user through the user's reliance on information and advice gained on the Site.
General Privacy Statement
Please keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information online, for example on message boards, through e-mail, or in chat areas, that information can be collected and used by others.
Unless the user informs us otherwise, the Site reserves the right to use
user-provided information for purposes such as providing users with information
about products and services that they might be interested in.
Children's Privacy Statement
This children's privacy statement explains our practices with respect to the online collection and use of personal information from children under the age of thirteen, and provides important information on your rights under federal law with respect to such information.
* We do NOT knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally-identifiable information from a user under the age of thirteen, we will delete such information from our records.
* We do NOT knowingly allow children under the age of thirteen to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information.
The Site may provide links to other websites or resources. Because we have no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites and resources, and do 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 we shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
You agree to indemnify and hold us, and our subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, vendors or other partners and employees harmless from any claim or demand, including attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of any material or information posted, provided, transmitted or otherwise made available by you on the Site or through the Site's services, or by your violation of these Terms and Conditions, or by your violation of the rights of another.
These Terms and Conditions and any disputes arising out of or related to the Site shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of New Jersey, USA.