User ContentThe Site or Service may now or in the future permit the submission of videos or other communications submitted by you and other users ("User Content") and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Content. You understand that whether or not such User Content is published, Company does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any submissions. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing them. You grant Company a license to use the materials you post to the Site or Service. By posting, displaying, performing, transmitting, or otherwise distributing information or other content User Content to the Site or Service, you are granting Company, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives a license to use User Content in connection with the operation of the business of Company, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives, including without limitation, a right to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, reformat, and create derivative works from User Content. You will not be compensated for any User Content. You agree that Company may publish or otherwise disclose your name in connection with your User Content. By posting User Content on the Site, you warrant and represent that you own the rights to the User Content or are otherwise authorized to post, distribute, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute User Content.
Compliance with Intellectual Property LawsWhen accessing the Site or using the Service, you agree to obey the law and to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Service and the Site is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any information or content (collectively, "Content") in violation of any third party's copyrights, trademarks, trade secret, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights (collectively, "Intellectual Property"). You agree to abide by laws regarding ownership and use of Intellectual Property, and you shall be solely responsible for any violations of any relevant laws and for any infringements of third party rights caused by any Content you provide or transmit, or that is provided or transmitted using your User ID. The burden of proving that any Content does not violate any laws or third party rights rests solely with you.
Use of Communication ServicesThe Site may contain bulletin board services, blogs, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable communication with the public at large or with a group ("Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and materials that are appropriate for the Communication Services. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using the Communication Services you will not:
- Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
- Publish, post upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
- Upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents.
- Upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer.
- Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages.
- Conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
- Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
- Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
- Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
- Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
- Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent.
- Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Company reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in Company's sole discretion. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. Company does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication and, therefore, specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized ChamberofCommerce.com spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of Company.
Materials uploaded to a Communication Service may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
LIMITED LIABILITYCOMPANY'S LIABILITY TO YOU IS LIMITED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA, REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS OR SERVICES PROVIDED TO YOU BY COMPANY. THIS LIMITATION SHALL APPLY REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY OR FORM OF ACTION.
Prohibited UsesCompany imposes certain restrictions on your permissible use of the Site and the Service. You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Site or Service, including, without limitation, (a) accessing content or data not intended for you, or logging onto a server or account that you are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Service, the Site, or any associated system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) interfering or attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to the Site or Service, overloading, "flooding," "spamming," "mail bombing," or "crashing;" (d) using the Site or Service to send unsolicited e-mail, including, without limitation, promotions, or advertisements for products or services; (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any posting using the Service; or (f) attempting to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the code used by Company in providing the Site or Service. Any violation of system or network security may subject you to civil and/or criminal liability.
ChamberofCommerce.com's Proprietary Rights; Limited LicenseAll contents of the Site, including the text, graphics, logos, icons, screens and configurations, software, trademarks, and trade dress (collectively, "Company Content"), is the property of Company or its licensors and is protected by U.S. and international Intellectual Property laws. You do not acquire any ownership rights in or to Company Content by using, printing, downloading or copying any Company Content or using this Site. Any use of Company Content or this Site other than for the express services provided, including but not limited to copying, reproducing, modifying, distributing, transmitting, replicating or public exhibition is strictly prohibited. Company hereby grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code for the Site and Service on a single computer; provided, however that you shall not (and shall not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work from, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any rights in the software for the Site and Service.
Trademarks; No LicenseThe ChamberofCommerce.com and ChamberofCommerce.com logo, trademarks and service marks and other logos and product and service names are trademarks of ChamberofCommerce.com (the "ChamberofCommerce.com Marks"). Nothing contained on the Site should be understood as granting you a license to use any of the ChamberofCommerce.com Marks, or the marks of any third party. Without company's prior written permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner the ChamberofCommerce.com Marks or the marks of any third party on this Site.
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