|Terms and Conditions of Use|
1. Acceptance of Terms
3. Intellectual Property
4. Your Conduct
5. Comments, Communications and Other Content
7. Your Account
8. Disclaimer of Warranties
9. Limitation of Liability
11. Site Security
12. Termination Of Use
13. General Information
1. Acceptance of Terms
Additionally, the Website may itself contain additional terms, codes of conduct or guidelines that govern use of the Website, including without limitation, particular features or offers (for example, gift certificates or chat areas). In the event that any of the Terms contained herein conflict with any additional terms contained within any Website, then these Terms shall control. Your use of the Website constitutes Your Agreement to the Terms and any additional terms.
The Terms are entered into by and between BlackholeBoards.com and You. The products offered for sale and other on-line resources accessible via the Website, are provided to You, subject to these Terms. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the Terms will govern Your use of any new features that augment or enhance the Websites.
BlackholeBoards.com, and any third-party providers of content to the Website, may make improvements and/or changes to the Website including the products, programs, services and prices that are offered or described on the Website, at any time, without prior notice. In addition, BlackholeBoards.com does not warrant that the products offered on the Website are available to be shipped to all customers or that product descriptions or other content of the Website is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. If a product offered on the Website is not as described, Your sole remedy is to return the product in unused condition for a refund of the purchase price.
BlackholeBoards.com reserves the right to update or modify these Terms and any additional terms, codes of conduct or guidelines, without prior notice. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these Terms and Your continued use of the Website constitutes Your agreement as to all such updated or modified terms.
3. Intellectual Property Rights
BlackholeBoards.com and Blackhole Boards are trademarks of Red Galaxy.
Unless otherwise indicated, all information, images, text, messages, illustrations, graphics, logos, designs, icons, photographs, programs, data, software, music, sound, video, or other materials that are part of the Website (collectively, the “Content”) are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, publicity rights, or other proprietary rights and laws owned, controlled or licensed by BlackholeBoards.com or by third parties (the “Third Party Providers”) who have provided materials to BlackholeBoards.com, and these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies, existing now or hereinafter developed. All Content is copyrighted as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws, and BlackholeBoards.com owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such Content.
Except as set forth herein, none of the Content may be copied, reproduced, framed, modified, removed, sold, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, or otherwise exploited, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior express written permission of BlackholeBoards.com or the Third Party Provider. No part of the Website may be reproduced or retransmitted in any way, or by any means, without the express written permission of BlackholeBoards.com. You also may not, without BlackholeBoards.com’s prior express written permission, “mirror” any of the Content contained on the Website on any other server.
BlackholeBoards.com is committed to respecting others' intellectual property rights, and we ask our users to do the same. BlackholeBoards.com may, in its sole discretion, terminate the accounts or access rights of users who infringe or otherwise violate others' intellectual property rights. If You believe that Your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement on the Website, please contact our copyright agent as described in our Copyright Notice.
Nothing on the Website shall be construed as conferring any license under any of BlackholeBoards.com’s or any Third Party Provider’s intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, or otherwise. You acknowledge sole responsibility for obtaining any such licenses.
Permission is granted to display, copy, distribute and download BlackholeBoards.com’s Content on the Website for Your personal, non-commercial use only, provided You do not modify the materials and that You retain all copyright notices, trademark legends, and other proprietary rights notices contained in the materials. This permission terminates automatically if You breach any of these Terms. Upon termination, You must immediately destroy any downloaded and printed materials.BlackholeBoards.com has not independently authenticated content provided by Third Party Providers in whole or in part. BlackholeBoards.com does not provide, sell, license, rent or lease any of the Content other than those specifically identified as being provided by BlackholeBoards.com.
4. Your Conduct
You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes. You are prohibited from posting on or transmitting through the Website any Content that violates or infringes anyone’s intellectual property rights (including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, publicity rights or, to the extent protectable, confidential ideas) or that is obscene, obscene as to minors, child pornography, defamatory, racist, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise deemed by BlackholeBoards.com to be harmful or objectionable, or that intentionally or unintentionally violates any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law.
You agree that anytime, with the exception of private email, you upload to, distribute content or publish through us, you grant us the right to edit, copy, remove, distribute, create derivative works from and publish such content in any form in any medium, whether electronically or in hard copy and whether alone or part of a collective work. You agree that BlackholeBoards.com shall have and remain owner of any content that you upload to the site. You are entirely responsible and liable for all of your activities, including content that you upload which BlackholeBoards.com may consider its property.
5. Comments, Communications and Other Content
All comments, communications, ideas, and other content disclosed, submitted or offered to BlackholeBoards.com on or by the Website or otherwise disclosed, submitted or offered in connection with Your use of the Website (collectively, the "Comments") shall be and remain BlackholeBoards.com’s property. Such disclosure, submission or offer of any Comments shall constitute an assignment to BlackholeBoards.com of all worldwide rights, titles and interests in all copyrights and other intellectual properties in the Comments. Thus, BlackholeBoards.com will own exclusively all such rights, titles and interests and shall not be limited in any way in its use, commercial or otherwise, of any Comments. BlackholeBoards.com is and shall be under no obligation (1) to maintain any Comments in confidence; (2) to pay user any compensation for any Comments; or (3) to respond to any user Comments. You agree that no Comments submitted by You to the Website will violate any rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary right(s). You further agree that no Comments submitted by You to the Website will be or contain libelous or otherwise unlawful, abusive or obscene material. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make.
When you visit BlackholeBoards.com or send email to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing. You further agree to assume any risk that such electronic communications do not reach you due to any transmission error, including but not limited to: email delivery failure, data transmission error, equipment failure, electrical problem or any other foreseeable or unforeseeable event.
The Website may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other Internet sites or resources. Because BlackholeBoards.com has no control over such sites and resources, You acknowledge and agree that BlackholeBoards.com 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. BlackholeBoards.com will 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.
The Website may be linked to other websites that are not under the control of and are not maintained by BlackholeBoards.com. BlackholeBoards.com is not responsible for the content of those sites. BlackholeBoards.com is providing these links to You only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by BlackholeBoards.com of those sites.
7. Your Account
To purchase a product from BlackholeBoards.com, You must create an online account in accord with the procedures that govern the creation of an online account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your account and password, for restricting access to Your computer, and You agree to accept full responsibility for all activities that occur under Your account and password. BlackholeBoards.com does sell products for children, but sales are made to adults who can make a purchase of a product with a credit card.
8. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED BY Blackhole Boards ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPLICITLY STATED, THE CONTENT ON THE WEBSITES IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, “WITH ALL FAULTS,” AND IS FOR COMMERCIAL USE ONLY. Blackhole Boards DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. Blackhole Boards MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR GUARANTIES AS TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OF THE CONTENT CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITES. Blackhole Boards MAY MAKE AVAILABLE ON THE WEB SITES CONTENT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING THAT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED BY THIRD-PARTY USERS OF THE WEB SITES. ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE CONTENT SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE PROVIDERS OF SUCH CONTENT. IN NO EVENT WILL Blackhole Boards OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT OR INFORMATION FROM THE WEBSITES.
Blackhole Boards MAKES NO WARRANTY OR CONDITION THAT: (i) THE WEBSITES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE WEBSITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR THAT (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE WEBSITES SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM Blackhole Boards OR THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITES WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS. Blackhole Boards'S EMPLOYEES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO VARY THESE TERMS.
9. Limitation of Liability
TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, BLACKHOLEBOARDS.COM IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, ELECTRONICALLY TRANSMITTED ORDERS, OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE (EVEN IF BLACKHOLEBOARDS.COM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), HOWEVER CAUSED AND REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT (INCLUDING FUNDAMENTAL BREACH), TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO: (i) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES, INCLUDING CONTENT YOU MAY DOWNLOAD, USE, MODIFY OR DISTRIBUTE FROM THE WEBSITE.
YOU HAVE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADEQUATE PROTECTION AND BACKUP OF DATA. AND/OR EQUIPMENT USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND WILL NOT MAKE A CLAIM AGAINST BLACKHOLEBOARDS.COM FOR LOST DATA, RE-RUN TIME, INACCURATE OUTPUT, WORK DELAYS OR LOST PROFITS RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE CONTENT.
YOU AGREE TO HOLD BLACKHOLEBOARDS.COM HARMLESS FROM, AND YOU COVENANT NOT TO SUE BLACKHOLEBOARDS.COM FOR, ANY CLAIMS BASED ON USING THE WEBSITE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT (INCLUDING FUNDAMENTAL BREACH), TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to You.
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11. Site Security
You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Websites, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging onto a server or an account which You are not authorized to access; (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Websites, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mailbombing” or “crashing;” (d) sending unsolicited email, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services; or (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. Blackhole Boards will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations. You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Websites or any activity being conducted on the Websites. You agree, further, not to use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Websites other than the search engine and search agents available from Blackhole Boards on the Websites and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Netscape Navigator, Microsoft Explorer).
12. Termination of Use
Blackhole Boards, in its sole discretion, may terminate Your password, Your account, Your use of any of the on-line resources available on the Websites, and remove and discard any Content on the Websites, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if Blackhole Boards believes that You have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms. Any termination of Your access to the Websites under any provision of the Terms may be effected without prior notice, and Blackhole Boards may immediately de-activate or delete Your account and all related information and files in Your account and/or bar any further access to such files or to the Websites. Further, Blackhole Boards will not be liable to You or any third-party for any termination or suspension of Your Account or Your access to the Websites.
13. General Information
The Terms constitute the entire agreement between You and Blackhole Boards and govern Your use of the Websites, superseding any prior agreements between You and Blackhole Boards (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms). You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when You use other Blackhole Boards services, third-party content or third-party software. You must not assign or otherwise transfer either the Terms or any right granted hereunder.
Any breach of the Terms will result in irreparable harm to Blackhole Boards for which damages would be an inadequate remedy and, therefore, in addition to its rights and remedies otherwise available at law, Blackhole Boards will be entitled to equitable relief, including both a preliminary and permanent injunction, if such a breach occurs. You waive any requirement for the posting of a bond or other security if Blackhole Boards seeks such an injunction.
Pennsylvania law and controlling U.S. federal law govern any action related to the Terms. No choice of law rules of any jurisdiction apply. You and Blackhole Boards agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Allegheny, Pennsylvania.
Blackhole Boards controls and operates the Websites from its headquarters in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States of America, and makes no representation that this Content is appropriate or available for use in other locations. If You use the Websites from other locations, You are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws including but not limited to the export and import regulations of other countries.
The U.S. export control laws regulate the export and re-export of technology originating in the United States. This includes the electronic transmission of information and software to foreign countries and to certain foreign nationals. You agree to abide by these laws and their regulations including, but not limited to, the Export Administration Act and the Arms Export Control Act and not to transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any Content derived from the Website to either a foreign national or a foreign destination in violation of such laws.
The failure of Blackhole Boards to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Terms 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 the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. REGARDLESS OF ANY STATUTE OR LAW TO THE CONTRARY, ANY CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO USE OF THE SERVICES OR THE TERMS MUST BE FILED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER SUCH CLAIM OR CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE OR BE FOREVER BARRED. The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
These Terms represent the entire understanding relating to the use of the Websites and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting, or additional, communications.
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