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Terms of Use

(A) We may now or in the future permit users to post, upload, display, publish, distribute, transmit through, broadcast or otherwise make available on the Websites (collectively, “submit”) messages, text, illustrations, files, images, graphics, photos, comments, sounds, music, videos, information, content, and/or other materials (“User Content”). Except for any Website Content included in your User Content we have given you permission to use, and subject to the rights and license you grant herein, you retain all right, title and interest in your User Content. It is solely your responsibility to monitor and protect any intellectual property rights that you may have in your User Content, and we do not accept any responsibility for same, but you grant us the right to protect and enforce our and our licensees’ licensed rights to your User Content, including, without limitation, by bringing and controlling actions in your name and on your behalf (at our cost and expense, to which you hereby consent and irrevocably appoint us as your attorney-in-fact, with the power of substitution and delegation, which appointment is coupled with an interest). You agree that you either: (i) own the rights to the User Content you submit and the right to grant all of the rights and licenses in these Terms of Use or applicable Additional Terms; or (ii) you have all necessary rights and licenses from the owner(s) of these rights to enter into these Terms of Use and grant us these licenses. Upon our request, you will furnish us with any documentation, substantiation or releases necessary to verify your compliance with these Terms of Use or applicable Additional Terms. You also acknowledge that the Internet may be subject to breaches of security and should be aware that submissions of User Content or other information may not be secure, and you should consider this before submitting any information to us. Subject to these Terms of Use and applicable Additional Terms, we grant you the limited, revocable, non-exclusive permission to use Website Content in your User Content as may from time to time be made available on the Websites specifically for that purpose, but only for such purposes as may be explicitly stated at the time such Website Content is so made available on the Websites; provided, however, we retain the ownership of such Website Content.

(B) You shall not submit any User Content protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, or other intellectual property, personal, contractual, proprietary or other third party right without the express permission of the owner of the respective right. You are solely liable for any damage resulting from your failure to obtain such permission or from any other harm resulting from User Content that you submit.

(C) You represent, warrant, and covenant that you will not submit any User Content that:

(i) violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, including, but not limited to, any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, or other intellectual property, personal, contractual, proprietary or other third party right of any person or entity;

(ii) impersonates another or is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane, pornographic, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable;

(iii) encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law;

(iv) is an advertisement for goods or services or a solicitation of funds;

(v) includes personal information such as messages which identify phone numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, addresses, or employer references unless specifically requested by us;

(vi) contains a formula, instruction, or advice that could cause harm or injury;

(vii) is a chain letter of any kind;

(viii) the licensed use by us hereunder would result in us having any obligation or liability to any party;

(ix) depicts any third party trademarks or products or services in any manner that violates their rights or could otherwise create liability; or

(x) violates these Terms of Use or applicable Additional Terms.

Moreover, any conduct by a user that in our sole discretion restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Website will not be permitted.

(D) By submitting User Content to us, simultaneously with such posting you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner has expressly granted, to us an unrestricted, unconditional, unlimited, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully sublicensable (through multiple levels), and transferable right and license to use, copy, record, disclose, sell, re-sell, sublicense, lease, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based upon (including, without limitation, translations), publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, publish, broadcast, reformat, translate, archive, store, and otherwise exploit the User Content (in whole or in part) as we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate, for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, (1) in connection with our business; and (2) in connection with the businesses of our successors, parents, subsidiaries, and their related companies. We may exercise this grant in any format, media or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such User Content. Furthermore, you also grant other users permission to access your User Content and to use, record, sell, lease, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based upon, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, publish and otherwise exploit your User Content for personal, non-commercial use as permitted by the functionality of the Websites, these Terms of Use and applicable Additional Terms. Without limitation, the granted rights include the right to configure, host, index, cache, digitize, compress, optimize, modify, edit, adapt, and remove such content and combine same with other materials. Except as otherwise described in the Website’s posted Privacy Policy or applicable Additional Terms, you agree that your User Content will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Furthermore, we are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any User Content you submit without any remuneration or obligation to you and for any purposes whatsoever, including, without limitation, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and/or services using such User Content; or creating informational articles based on or advertising our products and services. You further authorize us to publish your User Content in a searchable format that may be accessed by users of the Websites and the Internet.

(E) By submitting User Content, you also grant us the right, but not the obligation to use your biographical information, including, without limitation, your name and geographical location in connection with broadcast, print, online, or other use or publication of your User Content. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you waive any and all claims you may now or later have in any jurisdiction to so-called “moral rights” or rights of “droit moral” with respect to the User Content.

(F) We reserve the right to display advertisements in connection with your User Content and to use your User Content for advertising and promotional purposes. You acknowledge and agree that your User Content may be included on the websites and advertising networks of our distribution partners and third-party service providers (including their downstream users).

(G) We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor User Content. Please exercise caution and common sense when viewing User Content. We have no obligation to post, maintain, accept, display, exploit or otherwise make use of User Content, do not guarantee distribution of User Content and User Content will not be returned and you will not have the right, once posted, to access, archive, maintain or otherwise use such User Content on the Websites. We may discontinue operation of the Website, or your use of the Websites, in either case in whole or in part, in our sole discretion. You have no right to maintain or access your User Content on the Websites and we have no obligation to return your User Content or otherwise make it available to you. We may, in our sole discretion, delete, move, re-format, edit, alter, distort, remove or refuse to exploit User Content without notice or liability; provided, however, that we reserve the right to treat User Content on the Websites, or on certain portions of the Websites, as content stored at the direction of users for which we will not exercise editorial control except to block or remove content that is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable or to enforce the rights of third parties.

(H) The rights granted by you hereunder may not be terminated, revoked or rescinded and are not subject to reversion; provided, however, the rights granted by us may be terminated, revoked or rescinded and are subject to reversion. If you become aware that User Content you have submitted includes any material for which you lack the unrestricted right to grant us the rights set forth above without obligations or liability to any party, you agree to promptly provide us with detailed written notice thereof to Clos Du Val.

Updated June 1, 2013