Last updated: April 20, 2018
1. USE OF THE SERVICES
You are solely responsible for your use of the Services. You certify to Bamboo Partners that you are at least 18 years of age. You also certify that you are legally permitted to use the Services and access the Site.
Bamboo Partners provides website hosting and management services to websites and other digital properties operated by Clients, for use by the Clients in marketing, promotional, advertising and other customer engagement channels, as well as the collection of User Content from social media sites on behalf of Clients. Client properties and the content residing thereon, and Client business practices and privacy policies are not under Bamboo Partners control, and Bamboo Partners is not responsible for and makes no claims regarding the accuracy or legality of any User Content, Client Content or anything therein. The inclusion of User Content on the Site or Services does not imply Bamboo Partners endorsement of or any affiliation with you, the User Content, or any Client featured in such User Content.
2. USER CONTENT
By uploading or providing User Content to a Site or by accepting these TOU in connection with otherwise making User Content available to Bamboo Partners, you grant to the Client, its third-party service providers who provide content management services including Bamboo Partners, and its retail partners (collectively, the “Licensed Parties”) the worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully-paid, non-exclusive, transferable right to use your User Content in any manner to be determined in the Licensed Parties’ sole discretion, including but not limited to on its webpages, social media pages operated by the Licensed Parties, promotional e-mails and advertisements, and in other marketing, promotional and advertising initiatives, in any media now or hereafter known. The Licensed Parties may use, display, reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works from, combine with other materials, alter and/or edit your User Content in any manner in their sole discretion, with no obligation to you whatsoever. You grant the Licensed Parties the right to use your username, real name, image, likeness, caption, location or other identifying information in connection with any use of your User Content.
You hereby represent and warrant that (i) you own all rights in and to your User Content, or, if the User Content is subject to third party proprietary rights, including, for example, material protected by copyright, trademark, patent or trade secret law or other proprietary rights laws, you have all necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to publish the User Content you submit and to grant the rights granted herein, including permission from all person(s) appearing in your User Content; (ii) you are not a minor, (iii) you are legally entitled to post the User Content, and (iv) the User Content is not libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, indecent, threatening, harassing, hateful, or offensive and the Licensed Parties’ use of your User Content as described herein will not violate any other law. You hereby release, discharge and agree to hold the Licensed Parties, and any person acting on their behalf, harmless from any liability related in any way to the Licensed Parties’ use of your User Content.
The Licensed Parties reserve the right to remove any User Content from a Site, the Client properties and the Services at any time, for any reason. If you believe User Content residing on a Site or the Services infringes a copyright, please refer to our Copyright Policy below.
4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The Bamboo Partners Site and Services contain proprietary information owned by Bamboo Partners, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics and the entire contents of the Bamboo Partners Sites and Services, protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. The Licensed Parties’ properties contain proprietary information owned by or licensed to the Client or its retail partner, and protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You acknowledge and agree that you do not acquire any ownership or other rights in proprietary information and materials of Bamboo Partners and the Licensed Parties by using the Bamboo Partners Sites or Services.
5. COPYRIGHT POLICY
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may provide us with written notification of your claim in accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”) summarized below.
If you believe that any User Content or other material residing on or accessible through the Site or Services infringes a copyright, please send a written notification of copyright infringement by regular mail (not e-mail) to the following “Designated Agent” for purposes of receiving notice under the DMCA relating to the Site and Services:
171 Rollingwood Drive
Hays, NC 28635
To be effective, the written notification must include the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit Bamboo Partners to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit Bamboo Partners 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;
- 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; and
- 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.
Once proper infringement notification is received by the Designated Agent, it is Bamboo Partners policy to: (a) remove or disable access to the infringing material; (b) notify the provider of the material or user that it has removed or disabled access to such material; and (c) terminate repeat infringers’ access to the Site and Services.
A person who receives a notification of alleged copyright infringement, and believes that the claim is erroneous, may submit a counter notification to Bamboo Partners Designated Agent within thirty (30) days of the date the material was removed from the site. To be effective, a counter notification must be a written communication that includes substantially the following:
- A physical or electronic signature of the person submitting the counter notification;
- Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
- A statement under penalty of perjury that the person submitting the counter notification has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or mis-identification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
- The name, address and telephone number of the person submitting the counter notification and a statement that such person consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if such person’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which Bamboo Partners may be found, and that such person shall accept service of process from the person who provided the infringement notification or from their agent.
Upon receipt of a counter notification, containing the information as outlined above, Bamboo Partners shall promptly provide the complaining party with a copy of such counter notification and shall inform the complaining party that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it. Bamboo Partners shall replace the removed material or cease disabling access to the material within ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days following receipt of the counter notification, provided Bamboo Partners Designated Agent has not received notice from the complaining party that an action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the alleged infringer from engaging in infringing activity on the Bamboo Partners Site or Services.
6. LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL BAMBOO PARTNERS, ITS AFFILIATED COMPANIES, OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING THE BAMBOO PARTNERS SITE OR SERVICES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE BAMBOO PARTNERS SITE OR SERVICES. YOU HEREBY ASSUME ALL RISK FOR ANY DAMAGES, CLAIMS OR INJURIES AND HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON THE BAMBOO PARTNERS SITE AND SERVICES. IN ADDITION, NEITHER BAMBOO PARTNERS NOR ITS AFFILIATED COMPANIES SHALL BE LIABLE REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OR DURATION, FOR ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OMISSIONS, DEFECTS, OR IN-AUTHENTICITY OF, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE BAMBOO PARTNERS SITE OR SERVICES; OR FOR ANY DELAY OR INTERRUPTION IN THE TRANSMISSION THEREOF TO YOU; OR FOR ANY CLAIMS OR LOSSES ARISING THEREFROM OR OCCASIONED THEREBY. NONE OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIMS OR LOSSES OF ANY NATURE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
IN PARTICULAR, BAMBOO PARTNERS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY TO YOU THAT: (A) YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (B) YOUR USE OF THE SITE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR FREE FROM ERROR; (C) ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; OR (D) THAT DEFECTS IN THE OPERATION OR FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Bamboo Partners, its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents, from and against all claims and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising out of or connected to the use of the Bamboo Partners Site or Services, by you or any other person using an account of yours. Bamboo Partners reserves the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this Section. In such event, you shall provide Bamboo Partners with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by Bamboo Partners.
Attn: Legal Department
171 Rollingwood Drive
Hays, NC 28635
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