Terms & Conditions

1. AGREEMENT
By using this website, you are agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by, and to comply with, these Terms and Conditions and any other posted guidelines or rules applicable to any individual ProvideYourOwn website.

2. RIGHT TO ACCESS
You acknowledge and agree that ProvideYourOwn may terminate your access to the ProvideYourOwn website or to any of the Products and Services should you fail to comply with the Terms and Conditions or any other guidelines and rules published by ProvideYourOwn. Any such termination shall be in ProvideYourOwn’s sole discretion and may occur without prior notice, or any notice. ProvideYourOwn further reserves the right to terminate any user’s access to the ProvideYourOwn website or to any of the Products and Services for any conduct that ProvideYourOwn, in its sole discretion, believes is or may be directly or indirectly harmful to other users, to ProvideYourOwn or its subsidiaries, affiliates, or business contractors, or to other third parties, or for any conduct that violates any local, state, federal, or foreign laws or regulations. ProvideYourOwn further reserves the right to terminate any user’s access to the ProvideYourOwn website for any reason or for no reason at all, in ProvideYourOwn’s sole discretion, without prior notice, or any notice.

3. COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE
All information contained on this site is licensed under the Creative Commons license. Information contained in the ProvideYourOwn websites may be shared with ATTRIBUTION for non-commercial purposes, according to the Creative Commons license. For any other use, permission must be sought and obtained from ProvideYourOwn.

4. PROFESSIONAL ADVICE
No information on this site is intended as, or shall be construed as, legal, financial, medical or expert advice of any kind. ProvideYourOwn is not responsible for typographical errors, editing errors, or news source errors. ProvideYourOwn STRONGLY SUGGESTS THAT YOU SEEK ADVICE FROM A COMPETENT PROFESSIONAL REGARDING ISSUES IN ANY PROFESSIONAL FIELD.

5. SUBMITTED CONTENT
You hereby agree that all content you submit to ProvideYourOwn, via web forms, email to the editor, email to employees, phone calls, faces or other form of communication shall become the sole property of ProvideYourOwn and may be used by ProvideYourOwn in any way whatsoever, without limitation.

6. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ProvideYourOwn DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ProvideYourOwn DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE WEBSITE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE WEBSITE, AS WELL AS FOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE WEBSITE. ProvideYourOwn SIMILARLY DISCLAIMS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ANY WARRANTIES FOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE.

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ProvideYourOwn DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, CONTENT, COMPLETENESS, LEGALITY, RELIABILITY, OR OPERABILITY OR AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION OR MATERIAL IN THE WEBSITE. ProvideYourOwn DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION, FAILURE TO STORE, MISDELIVERY, OR UNTIMELY DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL. ProvideYourOwn DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY HARM RESULTING FROM DOWNLOADING OR ACCESSING ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FOR HARM CAUSED BY VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. ProvideYourOwn MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE RELIABILITY OR ACCESSIBILITY OF WEB PAGES OR ANY STORAGE FACILITIES OFFERED BY ProvideYourOwn.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS IN THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties. In such jurisdictions, the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to you insofar as they relate to implied warranties.

7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL ProvideYourOwn, ITS EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, WRITERS, CONTRACTORS, OR PRINCIPALS BE LIABLE TO ANY USER’S USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE WEBSITE. SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO PREVENT RECOVERY OF DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES (EVEN IF ProvideYourOwn OR ITS LICENSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE WEBSITE, FROM INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES).

SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE WEBSITE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE WEBSITE, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE WEBSITE OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN THE WEBSITE. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO THE COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY WITH RESPECT TO THE PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR MERCHANDISE THAT APPEARS ON, OR IS LINKED OR RELATED IN ANY WAY TO, ProvideYourOwn. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL ALSO APPLY TO ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY LOSS OF ACCESS TO, DELETION OF, FAILURE TO STORE, FAILURE TO BACK UP, OR ALTERATION OF WEB PAGES OR OTHER CONTENT STORED THROUGHT THE ProvideYourOwn.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL ProvideYourOwn OR ITS LICENSORS BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DELAY OR FAILURE IN PERFORMANCE RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ACTS OF NATURE, FORCES, OR CAUSES BEYOND ITS REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INTERNET FAILURES, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT FAILURES, TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT FAILURES, OTHER EQUIPMENT FAILURES, ELECTRICAL POWER FAILURES, STRIKES, LABOR DISPUTES, RIOTS, INSURRECTIONS, CIVIL DISTURBANCES, SHORTAGES OF LABOR OR MATERIALS, FIRES, FLOODS, STORMS, EXPLOSIONS, ACTS OF GOD, WAR, GOVERNMENTAL ACTIONS, ORDERS OF DOMESTIC OR FOREIGN COURTS OR TRIBUNALS, NON-PERFORMANCE OF THIRD PARTIES, OR LOSS OF OR FLUCTUATIONS IN HEAT, LIGHT, OR AIR CONDITIONING.

In some jurisdictions, limitations of liability are not permitted. In such jurisdictions, the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.

8. SUBMISSIONS OF IDEAS
The ProvideYourOwn Network is always improving its WEBSITE and developing new features. If you have ideas regarding improvements or additions to the ProvideYourOwn websites, we would like to hear them — but any submission will be subject to these Terms and Conditions. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL ANY DISCLOSURE OF ANY IDEA OR RELATED MATERIALS TO ProvideYourOwn BE SUBJECT TO ANY OBLIGATION OF CONFIDENTIALITY OR EXPECTATION OF COMPENSATION. BY SUBMITTING THE IDEA AND/OR ANY RELATED MATERIAL TO ProvideYourOwn, YOU ARE WAIVING ANY AND ALL RIGHTS THAT YOU MAY HAVE IN THE IDEA OR ANY RELATED MATERIALS AND ARE REPRESENTING AND WARRANTING TO ProvideYourOwn THAT THE IDEA AND/OR RELATED MATERIALS ARE WHOLLY ORIGINAL WITH YOU, THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS ANY RIGHTS IN THE IDEA AND/OR MATERIALS AND THAT ProvideYourOwn IS FREE TO IMPLEMENT THE IDEA AND TO USE THE MATERIALS IF IT SO DESIRES, AS PROVIDED OR AS MODIFIED BY ProvideYourOwn, WITHOUT OBTAINING PERMISSION OR LICENSE FROM ANY THIRD PARTY.

9. EXTERNAL LINKS
ProvideYourOwn may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other sites or resources located on the World Wide Web by allowing a user to leave the ProvideYourOwn websites to access third-party material or by bringing the third party material into this site via “inverse” hyperlinks and framing technology. ProvideYourOwn has no control over such sites and resources. You acknowledge and agree that ProvideYourOwn 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 ProvideYourOwn 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.

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the ProvideYourOwn Products and Services, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that ProvideYourOwn shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Product and Services.

ProvideYourOwn encourages you to exercise discretion while using the Products and Services to browse the Internet. ProvideYourOwn may produce automated search results or otherwise link you to sites containing information that some people may find inappropriate or offensive. ProvideYourOwn makes no representations concerning any effort to review the content of any of the sites listed in automated search results, or of any of the sites otherwise linked to the ProvideYourOwn websites. ProvideYourOwn shall not be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright or trademark compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in sites listed in the ProvideYourOwn websites search results or otherwise linked to the ProvideYourOwn websites or provided to ProvideYourOwn by third parties.

10. INDEMNITY AND RELEASE
By using the ProvideYourOwn websites you agree to indemnify ProvideYourOwn and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, and licensors and hold them harmless from any and all claims and expenses, including attorney’s fees, arising from your use of the ProvideYourOwn websites, your use of the WEBSITE, or your submission of ideas and/or related materials to ProvideYourOwn or from any person’s use of any account or password you maintain with any portion of the ProvideYourOwn websites, regardless of whether such use is authorized by you. By using the ProvideYourOwn websites, using the WEBSITE, or submitting any ideas and/or related materials to ProvideYourOwn, you are hereby agreeing to release ProvideYourOwn and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, and licensors from any and all claims, demands, debts, obligations, damages (actual or consequential), costs, and expenses of any kind or nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, that you may have against them arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or to the WEBSITE or to any disputes regarding use of ideas and/or related materials submitted to ProvideYourOwn. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO WAIVE ALL LAWS THAT MAY LIMIT HE EFFICACY OF SUCH RELEASES. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE TO WAIVE THE PROVISIONS OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH PROVIDES

” A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IS KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”

11. LIMITATION OF ACTIONS
You acknowledge and agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action you may have arising out of, or relating to, your use of the ProvideYourOwn websites or the WEBSITE must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arises, or forever be barred.

12. CHANGES IN TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND CHANGES IN WEBSITE
The ProvideYourOwn reserves the right to modify the WEBSITE from time to time, for any reason, and without notice, including the right to terminate the WEBSITE. ProvideYourOwn reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions from time to time, without notice. Please review these Terms and Conditions from time to time so you will be apprised of any changes.

13. MERGER
These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes any other agreement, proposals and communications, written or oral, between ProvideYourOwn’s representations and you with respect to the subject matter hereof; except that any other terms and conditions located on any individual ProvideYourOwn websites or in connection with the WEBSITE are incorporated herein by reference to the extent they do not conflict with these Terms and Conditions. To the extent that any other terms and conditions or terms of service conflict with these Terms and Conditions, those other provisions shall control with respect to the use of the particular web site and any information available on or through the web site or the respective content location at which those other provisions may be found.

14. NON-WAIVER AND SEPARABILITY
ProvideYourOwn’s failure to exercise any right or provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision of these Terms and Conditions to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and agree that the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions remain in full force and effect.

15. SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS
Without in any way limiting the prohibition on your resale, assignment, sublicensing, or other transfer of rights or obligations, these Terms and Conditions shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective heirs, successors, and assigns.

16. TERMINATION; SURVIVAL
These Terms and Conditions shall continue in effect for as long as you use the WEBSITE, unless specifically terminated earlier by ProvideYourOwn. All provisions of these Terms and Conditions which impose obligations continuing in their nature shall survive termination of these Terms and Conditions.

17. COMMUNICATIONS WITH USERS
You consent to receive communications from ProvideYourOwn concerning your use of the WEBSITE (“Communications”). The Communications may be those that ProvideYourOwn is required to send to you by law concerning the WEBSITE (“Required Communications”). The Communications may also be those that ProvideYourOwn sends to you for other reasons. You consent to receive Communications electronically. ProvideYourOwn may provide these Communications to you by sending an email to the email address you provided or by posting the Communication on the ProvideYourOwn websites. You also consent to receive Communications by telephone or by postal mail sent to the postal address you provided in connection with your account, if any. You may change the email or postal address to which ProvideYourOwn sends Communications by visiting your account information page.

18. VIOLATIONS OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Should you violate these Terms and Conditions or any other rights of ProvideYourOwn and the ProvideYourOwn websites, ProvideYourOwn reserves the right to pursue any and all legal and equitable remedies against you, including, without limitation, terminating any and all access and or user accounts on any and all of the ProvideYourOwn websites.