CHARACTER MEDIA SITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Last Updated: August 30, 2019
BY ACCESSING OR USING THE CHARACTER MEDIA (“CM”) WEBSITE (OR ANY CONTENT, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR FEATURE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE) (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SITE”), YOU AGREE TO FULLY ABIDE BY AND BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN AND BY ALL TERMS, POLICIES AND GUIDELINES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE, AS WELL AS ANY ADDITIONAL TERMS AND RESTRICTIONS PRESENTED IN RELATION TO SPECIFIC CONTENT OR A SPECIFIC SERVICE OR FEATURE (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SITE TERMS”). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THESE TERMS, YOUR ONLY REMEDY IS THAT YOU DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.
The present Terms and Conditions (“Agreement” or “Site Terms”) are not intended to alter the terms or conditions of any content license agreement you may have with CM, its subsidiaries or affiliates, and to the extent of any conflict, the terms of your content license agreement will prevail. By using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are over the age of eighteen (18) and are lawfully able to accept these Site Terms. If you are using the Site on behalf of any entity, you further represent and warrant that you are authorized to accept these Site Terms on such entity’s behalf, and that such entity agrees to indemnify CM for violations of these Site Terms.
Ownership of the Site and its Contents
The Site is owned and operated by CM. Unless otherwise indicated, all of the content featured or displayed on the Site, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, photographic images, moving images, sound, illustrations, software, and the selection and arrangement thereof (“CM Content”), is owned by CM, its licensors, or its third-party image partners. All elements of the Site, including the CM Content, are protected by copyright, trade dress, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to the protection of intellectual property. We also appreciate any feedback or other suggestions about our services that you may submit to us, but you understand that we may use such feedback or suggestions without any obligation to compensate you for them.
Use of the Site
The Site and the CM Content are intended for customers of CM. You may not use the Site or the CM Content for any purpose not related to your business with CM. You are specifically prohibited from: (a) downloading, copying, or re-transmitting any or all of the Site or the CM Content without, or in violation of, a written license or agreement with CM; (b) using any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods; (c) manipulating or otherwise displaying the Site or the CM Content by using framing or similar navigational technology; (d) registering, subscribing, unsubscribing, or attempting to register, subscribe, or unsubscribe any party for any CM product or service if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so; (e) reverse engineering, altering or modifying any part of the Site or the CM Content; (f) circumventing, disabling or otherwise interfering with security-related features of the Site or any system resources, services or networks connected to or accessible through the Site; (g) selling, licensing, leasing, or in any way commercializing the Site or the CM Content without specific written authorization from CM; and (h) using the Site or the CM Content other than for its intended purpose. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including without limitation copyright and trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and applicable communications regulations and statutes. You represent and warrant that you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including, without limitation, those relating to the Internet, data, e-mail, privacy, and the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
You may not use a CM logo or other proprietary graphic of CM to link to the Site without the express written permission of CM. Further, you may not frame any CM trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the CM Content, without CM’s express written consent.
CM makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, directly or indirectly, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party websites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or websites linking to the Site. Such sites are not under the control of CM and CM is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. CM provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by CM of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.
Your participation, correspondence or business dealings with any third party found on or through the Site, regarding the 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 third party. You agree that CM shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or other matters of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.
Interactive Services or Areas
This Site may include discussion forums or other interactive areas or services, including blogs, chat rooms, bulletin boards, message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or third parties create, post or store any content, messages, comments, materials or other items on the Site (“Interactive Areas”). You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to post, upload, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following:
a. Messages, comments, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, code or other material (“User Generated Content”) that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, harmful to minors, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inappropriate, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
b. User Generated Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law, including, without limitation, the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or any rules of a securities exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ;
c. User Generated Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or contract right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to transmit, distribute and reproduce such User Content;
d. User Generated Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
e. Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or solicitations;
f. Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
g. Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
h. User Generated Content that, in the sole judgment of CM, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Site, or which adversely affects the availability of its resources to other users (e.g., excessive shouting, use of all capital letters, or flooding continuous posting of repetitive text), or which may expose CM or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
CM takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Generated Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage thereto, nor is CM liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter. Your use of Interactive Areas is at your own risk. As a provider of interactive services, CM is not liable for any statements, representations or User Generated Content provided by its users in any public forum, personal home page or other Interactive Area. Although CM has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the User Generated Content posted in any Interactive Area, CM reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Generated Content posted or stored on the Site at any time and for any reason without notice. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Generated Content you post or store on the Site at your sole cost and expense. Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Site in violation of the foregoing violates these Site Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Site. You acknowledge and agree that CM may access, use or disclose any information about you or your use of this Site, including without limitation any User Generated Content to comply with the law or any legal process; protect and defend the rights or property of CM; or to protect the safety of our company, employees, customers or the public. If you post User Generated Content to the Site, unless we indicate otherwise, you grant CM and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Generated Content throughout the world in any media. You grant CM and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that (a) you own and control all of the rights to the User Generated Content that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Generated Content to the Site; (b) the User Generated Content is accurate and not misleading; and (c) use and posting of the User Generated Content you supply does not violate these Site Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.
Registration Data and Account Security
In consideration of your use of the Site, you agree to: (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the Site (“Registration Data”); (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to CM, to keep it accurate, current and complete; (c) maintain the security of your password and identification; (d) notify CM immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or other breach of security; (e) accept all responsibility for any and all activities that occur under your account, including but not limited to, all applicable taxes and any applicable third-party fees (including but not limited to credit card fees, foreign exchange fees and cross border fees); and (f) accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to CM.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act Policy
In compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable laws, CM has adopted and maintains a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at CM’s sole discretion, account holders who infringe the intellectual property rights of CM or any third party.
If you believe that any submitted content on the Site infringes upon any copyright that you own or have sufficient permissions to act on, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below:
Character Media, LLC
17000 S. Vermont Ave
Gardena, CA 90247
The CM name, logo, and any other product or service name or slogan contained in the Site are trademarks of CM and its suppliers or licensors, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of CM or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing “CM” or any other name, trademark or product or service name of CM without our prior written permission. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of CM and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof by us.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless CM, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, employees, agents, third party information providers and independent contractors against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to any User Content that you post, store or otherwise transmit on or through the Site, your conduct, your use or inability to use the Site, your breach or alleged breach of the Site Terms or of any representation or warranty contained herein, your unauthorized use of the CM Content, or your violation of any rights of another.
THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE CM CONTENT, IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND CM AND ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, CONTENT PROVIDERS, AGENTS AND AFFILIATES EXCLUDE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. CM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR THE CM CONTENT, OR THE UNAVAILABILITY OF THE SAME, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST PROFITS, AND DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. THE FUNCTIONS EMBODIED ON OR IN THE MATERIALS OF THIS SITE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED OR WITHOUT ERROR. YOU, NOT CM, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION DUE TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR THE CM CONTENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR THE CM CONTENT IS FREE FROM INFECTION BY VIRUSES OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT HAS CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES. CM uses reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy, correctness and reliability of the CM Content, but we make no representations or warranties as to the CM Content’s accuracy, correctness or reliability.
CM offers a search feature within the Site. CM explicitly disclaims any responsibility for the content or availability of information contained in our search index or directory. CM also disclaims any responsibility for the completeness or accuracy of any directory or search result.
Some US states and foreign countries do not permit the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for certain categories of damages. Therefore, some or all of the limitations above may not apply to you to the extent they are prohibited or superseded by state or national provisions.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL CM, ITS DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE CM CONTENT OR THE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM CM OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO CM’S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF CM, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SITE EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO CM FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE.
Governing Law and Venue
All disputes relating in any way to your use of the Site or the CM Content shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Los Angeles, California, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate CM’ intellectual property rights, CM may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the State of California, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this provision shall be conducted by a single arbitrator under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Provision. The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to the Site Terms, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
Notwithstanding any of these Terms and Conditions, CM reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your account and/or to block your use of the Site.
Any waiver of any provision of the Site Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by CM. If any provision of the Site Terms, or the application of such provision to any person or circumstance, shall be held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement, shall not be affected thereby. In the event that any such provision is deemed to be invalid, the Parties agree that a court making such judgement shall have the ability to interpret and apply such provision to the fullest extent permitted by law, within such provision’s original intent. This Agreement may not be assigned by You without the written consent of CM, and any assignment without such consent shall be void.
Amendments to this Agreement
CM reserves the right to change any of the terms and conditions contained in the Site Terms or any policy or guideline of the Site, at any time and in its sole discretion. When we make changes, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of these Terms and Conditions. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting on the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will constitute your acceptance of such changes. Please review the Terms and Conditions whenever you visit one of our websites.