1. Acceptance of These Terms
This website, http://www.elliesimpsonblog.wordpress.com (the “Site,” including all subdomains), is a copyrighted work belonging to Sincrely, E (“we,” “us,” and “our”). These terms of service (the “Terms”) govern your access to and use of the services available on this Site (the “Services”). Specific features of the Site may have additional rules and terms associated with them, and such additional rules and terms will be prominently posted or otherwise made available to each user (“you” and “your,” including any entity you represent) and are incorporated herein by reference.
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. THESE TERMS CONSTITUTE A BINDING LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND SINCERELY, E. BY USING THIS SITE AND THE RELATED SERVICES YOU UNCONDITIONALLY AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS, INCLUDING ALL EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY HEREIN, AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE FULL AUTHORITY AND CAPACITY, LEGAL AND OTHERWISE, TO USE THE SERVICES. YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY PART OF THESE TERMS. THESE TERMS LIMIT THE REMEDIES AVAILABLE IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE AND REQUIRE THAT ALL DISPUTES BE RESOLVED THROUGH BINDING ARBITRATION. THIS MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO RESOLVE DISPUTES INDIVIDUALLY ACCORDING TO THE ARBITRATION PROVISIONS BELOW RATHER THAN IN A COURT OF LAW OR THROUGH A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT.
Children under 13 years old are allowed to use the Site and Services directed at children with parental consent and supervision.
The Services provided may include advertisements, some of which may be targeted based on the type of information on the Site, queries made, or other information, whether submitted by you or others. The types and amount of advertising on the Site or through the Services is subject to change.
4. Acceptable Use Policy
By using this Site you agree to use the Services in compliance with these Terms and all applicable rules and regulations, including the local, state, national, and international laws that apply to your jurisdiction. We are based in Tasmania, Australia. The following uses of the Site are prohibited unless we have intended to provide you with access or have provided you express written permission to the contrary: a. Using the Site in a manner that causes, or may cause, damage to the Site or in a way that impairs visitors’ abilities to access or use the Site and Services, including using the Site in a manner or for a purpose that is unlawful or fraudulent; b. Using the Site in order to copy, store, upload, publish, use, transmit, host, or distribute anything consisting of or linked to any computer virus, spyware, rootkit, worm, keystroke logger, or other malicious computer software or software that may destroy, damage, or alter a computer system; c. Conducting any systematic or automated data collection on or related to the Site or its users without their consent, including, without limitation, data mining, data extraction, scraping, data harvesting, “framing,” or article “spinning”; d. Using the Site to collect, harvest, or compile information or data regarding other users of the Site without their consent; e. Using software or automated agents or scripts to generate automated searches, requests, or queries on the Site or to mine data from the Site, provided, however, that operators of public search engines have our revocable permission to copy materials from the Site for the sole purpose of and only to the extent necessary for creating public search indices, but not caches or archives of such materials, according to the parameters in our robots.txt file; f. Transmitting or sending unsolicited communications, commercial or otherwise, or conducting any marketing activities, including using the Site to send spam, pyramid schemes, or chain letters; g. Republishing (including on another website), duplicating, copying, redistributing, selling, leasing, transferring, hosting, renting, or licensing any part of the Site or otherwise commercially exploiting content, whether in whole or in part, on the Site; h. Editing, modifying, making derivative works of, reverse engineering, or reverse compiling any information, content, systems, or Services on the Site; i. Accessing the Site in order to create a similar or competitive business, product, service, or website; j. Collecting, transmitting, distributing, uploading, or displaying any content or otherwise using the Site in a manner that (i) violates the rights of any third party, including any intellectual property rights or rights to privacy, (ii) is unlawful, tortious, threatening, vulgar, defamatory or libelous, pornographic, obscene, patently offensive, racist, or promotes physical harm or injury, (iii) causes or may cause harm to minors in any way, or (iv) impersonates another individual or organization or otherwise misrepresents affiliation with another person or entity without permission; k. Interfering with, disrupting, or overburdening servers or networks connected to the Site; l. Gaining or attempting to gain unauthorized access by any means to any part of the Site or to computers or networks connected to the Site; and m. Harassing, stalking, harming, or otherwise interfering with or negatively affecting another user’s normal use and enjoyment of the Site.
5. International Use and Compliance
Due to the global nature of the internet, you understand and agree that it is your responsibility to ensure that your use of the Site complies with all local, international, and other laws that may apply. In addition, Australian import and export control laws and the import regulations of other countries may apply to the use of the Site. You agree not to export, upload, post, or transfer, directly or indirectly, any software, technical data, or technology acquired through us, the Site, or the Services in violation of such export or import laws, including, but not limited to, various Australian sanctions programs.
We do now knowingly collect personal information or data from visitors under 13 years of age. You may not use this site if you are under the age of 13.
7. User Content
“User Content” means any material that you or other visitors submit or transmit in any manner to the Site for any purpose, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, and includes, but is not limited to, any text, images, audio material, video material, and audio-visual material. This Site and the Services it provides may include multiple ways of submitting User Content, including, for example, through use of forums, chats, online bulletin boards, and similar tools that allow visitors to communicate with others or submit content. Unless we indicate that particular User Content you submit will be kept confidential, your User Content may be made available for other visitors to view on the Site or through third-party services. You hereby represent and warrant that the User Content you submit does not violate our Acceptable Use Policy stated herein. You are prohibited from submitting any User Content that is illegal, unlawful, or infringes on the legal rights of any third party. Furthermore, you may not submit User Content that has ever been the subject of any actual or threatened legal proceedings or any User Content that may give rise to a legal action under any applicable law, whether against you, us, or a third party. You agree that you are solely responsible for any consequences that may result from submitting User Content, including use of the User Content by other visitors of the Site and by our thirdparty partners. Unless we indicate that particular User Content you submit will be kept confidential, your User Content may be distributed, published, broadcast, or syndicated by us or our third-party partners. You may be subject to liability if you submit User Content without the authority to do so. We do not monitor the submission or publication of User Content on the Site and are not responsible for the User Content. We do not endorse or support any User Content or the opinions contained therein and do not guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, suitability, or reliability of any User Content or other communications submitted or published on the Site. You agree that we are not responsible for any loss or damage you may incur as a result of interacting with others on the Site, and we are under no obligation to become involved in any such disputes. You may not represent that we have provided, endorsed, or supported the User Content you submit. Your use or reliance on any User Content is at your own risk. You assume all risks associated with the User Content you submit, including any reliance on the User Content and the risk of disclosure of the User Content that may identify you personally to a third party. You understand and accept that by using the Services or Site you may be exposed to User Content that is offensive, inaccurate, deceptive, harmful, or otherwise inappropriate. User Content may be subject to specific rules and limitations we post or communicate to you from time to time. You agree to only submit User Content conforming to such rules and limitations. We may remove, edit, or delete any User Content submitted, hosted, or stored on the Site or our servers without providing you with prior notice. We are not obligated to store or back up any User Content. Therefore, you are responsible for creating backup copies of any User Content you wish to keep. Under no circumstances may Sincerely, E be held liable in any way for any User Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in the User Content or for any loss or damage of any kind that may occur as a result of any User Content submitted, published, or otherwise made available on the Site, Services, or elsewhere.
8. Enforcement of Acceptable Use Policy
We reserve the right to review and investigate your use of the Site and to take any appropriate action against you that we determine is necessary in our sole discretion should you violate these Terms or otherwise create liability, loss, or damage for us, our Site visitors, or a third party. Such action may include, but is not limited to, restricting your account privileges or terminating your account, initiating proceedings to recover any losses and reporting you to law enforcement authorities.
9. Third-Party Resources
The Site may contain links and advertisements to third-party websites and services (collectively, “Third-Party Resources”). You agree and acknowledge that Third-Party Resources are not under our control and we are not responsible for the content, products, or services they provide. We provide access to Third-Party Resources only as a convenience to you and do not monitor, endorse, warrant, or make any representations regarding Third-Party Resources. It is your sole responsibility to exercise appropriate caution and discretion when using Third-Party Resources, and you acknowledge that you assume all risks that arise from such use.
10. Modification of Site
We reserve the right to modify, add to, suspend, or terminate all or part of the Site or Services at any time with or without providing prior notice to you. This includes the right to create limits on our visitors’ use of Services and data storage. You agree that we are not liable for using or enforcing the rights stated in this paragraph. Unless we indicate otherwise, any future modifications to the Site are subject to these Terms.
11. Restricted Access
Some parts of the Site may be restricted to certain visitors. If you have permission to access restricted parts of the Site, you agree to not share your access information and password with third parties. We may change the restricted parts of the Site from time to time. If you do not have access to restricted parts of the Site, you agree not to use another user’s account to gain such access or otherwise attempt to gain improper access to the restricted parts of the Site.
13. Sincerely, E Rights and Ownership
Unless otherwise stated, Sincerely, E and its permitted licencors own all intellectual property rights in the Site and its contents, excluding User Content. These rights include, but are not limited to, ownership of all text, graphics, images, logos, copyrighted material, trademarks, patents, software, and other distinctive brand features displayed on the Site or Services, including the compilation of any of the foregoing items. Except for the limited rights granted by these Terms, neither these Terms nor your use or access to the Site give you or any third party any intellectual property rights. We reserve all rights not explicitly granted by these Terms, which do not grant any implied licenses. All copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property notices on the Site or Services must be retained on all copies thereof. You may not publish, reverse engineer, modify, distribute, transmit, sell, create derivative or plagiaristic works of, or use or exploit for any commercial reason, whether in whole or in part, any of the content on the Site or Services other than your own User Content without our express prior written consent or the consent of any third-party owners of the content. Site content is not for resale under any circumstances.
14. Copyright Policy
We expect you to respect the intellectual property rights of others when using the Site and Services. We will respond to any notices of copyright infringement that we receive that comply with applicable law and are properly submitted to us. In order to submit a notice of infringement of your copyrighted material, please provide us with the following information: a. A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorised to act on their behalf; b. Identification of the copyrighted work or works claimed to have been infringed; c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; d. Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address, if available; e. A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and f. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorised to act on behalf of the copyright owner. We may remove any content that is alleged to be infringing at our sole discretion without prior notice and without liability to you. We also reserve the right to take other appropriate action against infringers, such as terminating the user’s account if the user is determined to be a repeat infringer. Please send any notice of alleged copyright infringement to our designated copyright agent at the following email address: email@example.com. Note that if any material misrepresentation in a written notification that content is infringing or that allegedly infringing content was removed by mistake or misidentification automatically subjects the complaining party to liability for damages, including costs and attorney’s fees incurred by the alleged infringer, by any copyright owner or copyright owner’s authorised licensee, or by us, if injured by such misrepresentation.
15. Modification of These Terms
We may modify or update these Terms from time to time at our sole discretion. All updates will be effective from the time and date that they are posted. We recommend checking this page regularly for any updates. Your continued use of the Site and Services signifies your acceptance of the updates that occur. We may send you notice of updates to these Terms, including, but not limited to, by email, posting on the Site, or other reasonable means.
16. Violations of These Terms
Should you breach these Terms, we may take any and all actions we deem appropriate in our sole discretion under the circumstances, including, but not limited to, suspending, blocking, or terminating your access to the Site and Services and your account. We may also choose to remove your User Content.
17. General Terms
a. Entire Agreement
b. Waiver and Severability Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms or the application thereof is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason and to any extent, that provision will be considered removed from these Terms; however, the remaining provisions will continue to be valid and enforceable according to the intentions of the Parties and to the maximum extent permitted by law. If it is held that any provision of these Terms is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision will be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.
c. Assignment Your rights and obligations under these Terms, including any accounts, profiles, or personalization settings you may have, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated, or otherwise transferred by you without our prior written consent, and any attempt to do so will be null and void. We may freely assign these Terms and our rights and obligations hereunder without notice to you, and these Terms will continue to be binding on assignees.
d. Cumulative Rights The rights of all parties under these Terms are cumulative and will not be construed as exclusive of each other unless otherwise required by law. e. Law and Jurisdiction These terms shall be governed by, and will be construed under, the laws of New South Wales, Australia, without regard to or application of its conflict of law principles or your state or country of residence. All claims, disputes, and legal proceedings related to or arising out of these Terms or your use of the Site or Services will be brought exclusively in the federal or state courts located in New South Wales, and you hereby consent to and waive any objection of inconvenient forum as to such jurisdiction.
18. Electronic Communications
Electronic communications occur whenever you use the Site or Services, you send us emails, we send you emails, and we post notices on the Site. You consent to receive such electronic communications and agree that the electronic communications, including, without limitation, all notices, terms, disclosures, and agreements, has the same legal effect and satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if provided to you in a written hardcopy.
19. Feedback and Complaints
You hereby assign to us all rights in any feedback or complaints you provide us concerning the Site or Services and agree that we have the right to use and fully exploit all such feedback or complaints in any manner we wish, commercial or otherwise. We will treat all such feedback or complaints as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Do not provide us with any feedback or complaints that you consider confidential or proprietary.
20. Contact Information
Please report any violations of these Terms to us at firstname.lastname@example.org