Terms and Conditions of Use
Bright Blue Sea L.L.C owns and operates the Bangme.Net web site (our "Site"), on which we provide a fun way for you to get the general public's opinion of how you look, a way for users to comunicate with each other, the opportunity to view and rate how others look and various other services (our Site and such services, collectively, our "Service"). Your use of our Service is subject to the following Terms and Conditions of Use (these "Terms"). WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THESE TERMS AT ANY TIME. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OUR SERVICE CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF SUCH CHANGES. ACCORDINGLY, YOU SHOULD REVIEW THESE TERMS FROM TIME TO TIME FOR SUCH CHANGES.
1. USER CONDUCT
A. In your use of our Service, you agree to act responsibly in a manner demonstrating the exercise of good judgment. For example and without limitation, you agree not to: (a) violate any applicable law or regulation, (b) infringe the rights of any third party, including without limitation, intellectual property, privacy, publicity or contractual rights, (c) use the information available through our Service for any unauthorized purpose, (d) interfere with or damage our Service, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial of service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology, (e) use our Service to transmit, distribute, post or submit any information concerning any other person or entity, including without limitation, photographs of others, personal contact information or credit, debit, calling card or account numbers, (f) use our Service in connection with the distribution of unsolicited commercial email ("Spam") or advertisements, (g) "stalk" or harass any other user of our Service, (h) collect or store any information about any other user other than in the course of the permitted use of our Service, (i) use our Service for any commercial purpose whatsoever or (j) assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing.
B. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of our Service. We will not be responsible for any damage or harm resulting from your interactions with other users of our Service. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor interactions between you and other users of our Service and take any other action in good faith to restrict access to or the availability of any material that we or another user of our Service may consider to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable.
We understand the concerns that you may have about your privacy and respect your right to protect your personal information while online. However, our Service is designed to allow users to post photographs and information about themselves for public review and comment. Accordingly, by submitting your photograph and/or any personal information, you thereby waive any privacy expectations you have with respect to our use of your likeness or personal information provided to us. If you do not wish to have your picture or information about yourself viewed by or disclosed to others, do not use our Service. We may collect certain other personal information from you that we do not post on our Site. In most cases, we do not intentionally transfer this information to unaffiliated third parties without your consent. However, we reserve the right to transfer such information without your consent to prevent an emergency, to protect or enforce our rights, to protect or enforce the rights of a third party or in response to a court order or subpoena as otherwise required or permitted by law. In addition, we provide this personal information to third-party service providers who help us maintain our Service and deliver information and services to you and other users of our Service.
3. MINORS AND CAPACITY
Our Service is intended for persons 18 years or older and we will not knowingly permit anyone under the age of 18 to use our Service. You must be eighteen or over to register as a member of BANGME.NET or use the Website. Membership in the Service is void where prohibited. By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
This Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use the Website and/or are a Member. You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason by following the instructions so designated on the website or upon receipt by BANGME.NET of your written or email notice of termination. All Acount Termination Issues are discussed fully in paragraph 9.
5. USER CONTENT
A. By submitting any content (including without limitation, your photograph) to our Site, you hereby grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed and promote such content in any form, in all media now known or hereinafter created, anywhere in the world, and for any purpose.
B. You are solely responsible for any content that you submit, post or transmit via our Service. You agree not to post or submit any content that: (a) is libelous, defamatory or slanderous, (b) contains sexually explicit content (including nudity), (c) may denigrate any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious group by stereotypical depiction or otherwise, (d) exploits images or the likeness of individuals under 18 years of age, (e) encourages or otherwise depicts glamorized drug use (including alcohol and cigarettes), (f) makes use of offensive language or images, (g) characterizes violence as acceptable, glamorous or desirable, or (h) contains any of your personal contact information other than your email address.
C. We have no obligation to post any content that you or anyone else submits. In addition, we may, in our sole and unfettered discretion, edit, remove or delete any content that you post or submit.
6. THIRD PARTY CONTENT
In your use of our Service, you may access content from third parties ("Third Party Content"), either via our Service or through links to third party web sites. We do not control Third Party Content and make no representations or warranties about it. You agree that by using our Service, you may be exposed to Third Party Content that is false, offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any Third Party Content, including, without limitation, any errors or omissions in any Third Party Content or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Third Party Content posted, stored or transmitted via our Service. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, Third Party Content, including without limitation, profiles of other users of our Service.
7. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
A. You agree that all content and materials available on our Site are protected by rights of publicity, copyright, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by us, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from materials or content available on our Site. Notwithstanding the above, you may use the content and materials on our Site in the course of your normal, personal, non-commercial use of our Service.
B. You agree not to systematically retrieve data or other content or any materials from our Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods, through the use of "bots" or otherwise. You agree not to use of any of our trademarks as metatags on other web sites. You agree not to display any of our Site in a frame (or any of our content via in-line links) without our express written permission, which may be requested by contacting us at email@example.com. All code on this site is explicity copyrighten and protected by Bangme.Net. You may, however, establish ordinary links to the homepage of our Site without our written permission.
8. USERNAME AND PASSWORD
You will select a username and password when completing the registration process. You are solely and fully responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password, and are solely and fully responsible for all activities that occur under your username and password. You agree to: (a) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your username and password or any other breach of security and (b) ensure that you log off from your account at the end of each session. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 7.
You agree that we, in our sole and unfettered discretion, may terminate your access to our Service for any reason, including, without limitation, your breach of these Terms. You agree that any termination of your access to our Service may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that we may immediately deactivate or delete any of your accounts and all related information and files in such accounts and/or bar any further access to such files or our Service. Further, you agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to our Service. If BANGME.NET terminates your membership in the Service because you have breached the Agreement, you will not be entitled to any refund of unused subscription fees. Even after membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect. Even after this Agreement is terminated, certain provisions will remain in effect, including sections 1B, 2, 5A, 5B, 6, 7, and 10-17
10. DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE
We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any portion of our Service with or without prior notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification or discontinuance of our Service with the exception of any refunds that may be owed at such time to premium members, as discussed in paragraph 16.
10. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
You hereby represent and warrant to us that: (a) that you have the full power and authority to enter into and perform under these Terms, (b) your use our Service will not infringe the copyright, trademark, right of publicity or any other legal right of any third party, (c) you will comply with all applicable laws in using our Service and in engaging in all other activities arising from, relating to or connected with these Terms, including, without limitation, contacting other users of our Service and (d) you own or otherwise have all rights necessary to license the content you submit and that the posting and use of your content by us will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.
11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU AGREE THAT:
A. IF YOU USE OUR SERVICE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN AND SOLE RISK. OUR SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
B. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT (A) OUR SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (B) OUR SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (C) ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU MAY OBTAIN ON OUR SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH OUR SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, (E) ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE OR WE COLLECT WILL NOT BE DISCLOSED TO THIRD PARTIES OR (F) ANY ERRORS IN ANY DATA OR SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
C. IF YOU ACCESS OR TRANSMIT ANY CONTENT THROUGH THE USE OF OUR SERVICE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH ACTIONS.
D. NO DATA, INFORMATION OR ADVICE OBTAINED BY YOU IN ORAL OR WRITTEN FORM FROM US OR THROUGH OR FROM OUR SERVICE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS.
E. BANGME.NET is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Website or in connection with the Service, whether caused by users of the Website, Members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service. BANGME.NET is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website or Member of the Service. BANGME.NET assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user or Member communications. BANGME.NET is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users and/or Members or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Service. Under no circumstances will BANGME.NET be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the Website or the Service, any Content posted on the Website or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of the Website, whether online or offline. The Website and the Service are provided "AS-IS" and BANGME.NET expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. BANGME.NET cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website and/or the Service.
12. LIMITS ON LIABILITY
Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted;
A. YOU AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), ARISING FROM, RELATING TO OR CONNECTED WITH: (A) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE OUR SERVICE, (B) THE COST OF REPLACEMENT OF ANY GOODS, SERVICES OR INFORMATION PURCHASED OR OBTAINED AS A RESULT OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM OUR SERVICE, (C) DISCLOSURE OF, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR CONTENT, (D) STATEMENTS, CONDUCT OR OMISSIONS OF ANY SERVICE PROVIDERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTY ON OUR SERVICE: (E) ANY INTERACTIONS YOU MAY HAVE WITH OTHER BANGME.NET MEMBERS THAT DO NOT OCCUR UNDER OUR CONTROL OR OTHERWISE NOT SUBJECT TO OUR MONITORING OR IMMEDIATE CONTROL OR (F) ANY OTHER MATTER ARISING FROM, RELATING TO OR CONNECTED WITH OUR SERVICE OR THESE TERMS.
C. IN NO EVENT WILL OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN ANY MATTER ARISING FROM, RELATING TO OR CONNECTED WITH OUR SERVICE OR THESE TERMS EXCEED THE SUM OF TWO HUNDRED ($200) DOLLARS.
D. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 11 AND 12 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. FOR ALL JURISDICTIONS WHERE THESE LIMITATIONS ARE OTHERWISE APPLICABLE, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THEY DO IN FACT APPLY TO YOU, THE USER.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from any claim, demand, action, damage, loss, cost or expense, including without limitation, reasonable attorneys� fees, incurred in connection with any suit or proceeding brought against us arising out of your use of our Service or alleging facts or circumstances that could constitute a breach of any provision of these Terms by you. If you are obligated to indemnify us, we will have the right, in our sole and unfettered discretion, to control any action or proceeding and determine whether we wish to settle it, and if so, on what terms.
All disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms or your use of our Service will be exclusively resolved under binding arbitration held in VIRGINIA before and in accordance with the Rules of the American Arbitration Association, except that we will have the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in state or federal court located in ANY CIRCUIT OR DISTRICT COURT IN VIRGINIA to enforce these terms or prevent an infringement of a third party�s rights. In the event equitable relief is sought, each party hereby irrevocably submits to the personal jurisdiction of such court.
15. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
BANGME.NET DOES NOT SUPPORT COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. However, We are not in a position to determine whether copyrighten material is present on the site at all times, due largely to fact the informal nature of the content referred to here, and the fact that content referred to here is supplied entirely by the users. Accordingly, we will use all reasonable efforts to determine, remove and report all copyrighten content from this website and disqualify any users supplying such content.
a.) If you are aware of any copyright infringement by virtue of content supplied to BANGME.NET by its users, you may report knowledge of this infringement by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your email all relevant information which may include but is not limited to such factors such as;
i.)an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
ii.)a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that your claim has been infringed; the direct link of the image or content in question (the direct link is found by right clicking on their photo and going to properties.) An example of a direct link is "http://www.sitename.com/image/person.jpg".
iii.)your mailing address, telephone number, and email address;
iv.) a statement by you asserting a good faith belief to the best of your knowledge,
that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law.
v.) a statement asserted by you asserting a good faith belief to the best of your knowledge that all information supplied in to BANGME.NET under paragraph 15a is true and correct with respect to i-iv mentioned above.
16. ADDITIONAL USER WARRANTY'S
In addition to all aforementioned provisions, you the user;
A. warrant to BANGME.NET that You will use the Service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable FEDERAL and STATE, laws and regulations.
B. You agree pursuant to this agreement that you will not include in your Member profile any telephone numbers, street addresses, last names, URLs or email addresses.
17. Member Disputes
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other BANGME.NET Members.
BANGME.NET reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.
18. U.S. Export Controls
Software from this Website (the �Software�) is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the Website or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other Country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
This Agreement, accepted upon use of the Website and further affirmed by becoming a Member of the Service, contains the entire agreement between you and BANGME.NET.
These Terms shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of the of VIRGINIA without reference to conflict of law principles. These Terms contain the entire understanding of the parties regarding their subject matter, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between the parties regarding their subject matter. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right, power or privilege under these Terms shall operate as a waiver thereof. The invalidity or unenforceability of any of these Terms shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other of these Terms, all of which shall remain in full force and effect. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
If you have any questions or concerns about this agreement, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with the Site, you can contact us at email@example.com.