Concrete Disciples Terms of Service
October 10, 2010
Access to and use of ‘concretedisciples.com’ both within the USA and internationally is provided by Concrete Disciples on the following terms:
1. By using ConcreteDisciples.com you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use of ConcreteDisciples.com. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to ConcreteDisciples.com.
2. The Concrete Disciples may change these terms from time to time and so you should check these terms regularly. Your continued use of ConcreteDisciples.com will be deemed acceptance of the updated or amended terms. If you do not agree to the changes, you should cease using this website. If there is any conflict between these terms and specific local terms appearing elsewhere on ConcreteDisciples.com (including house rules) then the latter shall prevail.
Use of ConcreteDisciples.com
3. You agree to use ConcreteDisciples.com only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of ConcreteDisciples.com. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within ConcreteDisciples.com.
4. All copyright, trade marks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in and on ConcreteDisciples.com and all content (including all applications) located on the site shall remain vested in the Concrete Disciples or its licensors (which includes other users). You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use ConcreteDisciples.com content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any ConcreteDisciples.com content except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of ConcreteDisciples.com content requires the prior written permission of the Concrete Disciples.
5. The names, images and logos identifying Concrete Disciples or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of the Concrete Disciples and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trade mark, design right or copyright of the Concrete Disciples or any other third party.
Contributions to the Concrete Disciples
6. By sharing any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) with the Concrete Disciples you agree to grant to the Concrete Disciples, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for Concrete Disciples services in any media worldwide (including on the Concrete Disciples’s site accessed by international users). In certain circumstance the Concrete Disciples may also share your contribution with trusted third parties*.
7. Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it.
8. In order that the Concrete Disciples can use your contribution, you confirm that your contribution is your own original work, is not defamatory and does not infringe any U.S. laws, that you have the right to give the Concrete Disciples permission to use it for the purposes specified above, and that you have the consent of anyone who is identifiable in your contribution or the consent of their parent / guardian if they are under 16.
10. Please do not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or break any laws when creating content you may share with the Concrete Disciples.
11. If you do not want to grant the Concrete Disciples the permission set out above on these terms, please do not submit or share your contribution to or with ConcreteDisciples.com. *In the case of news-related material please note that this may be shared with the Concrete Disciples’s overseas partners; these are all reputable foreign news broadcasters who are prohibited from altering the material in any way or providing it to other UK broadcasters or to the print media.
12. If you have any questions about contributing content to the Concrete Disciples, please see our FAQs.
14. You agree to use ConcreteDisciples.com communities (including message boards) in accordance with the following Community Rules. These apply across all ConcreteDisciples.com community sites and services. You should, however, read the local house rules of the particular site or service you’re using, as there may be some local variations to these Community Rules.
(i) About your posts:
* Contributions must be civil and tasteful. * No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed with the intention of causing trouble. * No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable. * Be patient: users of all ages and abilities may be taking part in the relevant ConcreteDisciples.com community. * No spamming or off-topic material: we don’t allow the submission of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please don’t re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute off-topic material in subject-specific areas. * No advertising or promoting. * No spoilers: material which contains plot developments which haven’t been transmitted on UK television will be deleted unless submitted in a designated ‘spoilers’ area or marked as a ‘spoiler’. * Contributions containing languages other than English may be removed unless allowed in the relevant local house rules. * No impersonation. * No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names. * URLs (web site addresses) can only be posted if allowed under any relevant local house rules. * Deliberate misuse of the complaints facility is not permitted. If you persist in doing this, action may be taken against your account.
(ii) Your Concrete Disciples Account:
If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting a community or annoying other users you may have action taken against all of your accounts.
All accounts must be registered with a valid personal email address that you access regularly so that moderation emails can be sent to you. Accounts registered with someone else’s email address, or with temporary email addresses may be closed without notice. We may require users to re-validate their account if we believe they have been using an invalid email address.
The Concrete Disciples reserves the right to close accounts if any user is seen to be using proxy IPs (Internet Protocol addresses) in order to attempt to hide the use of multiple Concrete Disciples accounts, or if an non US user pretends to be a US user, or disrupts any of our services in any way.
We advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, postal address, home address or email address or any other details that would allow you to be personally identified) in any Concrete Disciples community.
(iv) Legal requirements:
* You may not submit or share any defamatory or illegal material of any nature in ConcreteDisciples.com communities. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio. * Contributing material to a ConcreteDisciples.com community with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited. * You agree to submit to or share with ConcreteDisciples.com communities only contributions which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights of the Concrete Disciples or third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.
(v) If you’re under 16:
* Please get a parent’s or guardian’s permission before taking part in any ConcreteDisciples.com community. * Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example, school, telephone number, your full name, home address or email address).
(vi) If you breach these Community Rules:
If you fail to abide by these Community Rules (and/or any variations in relevant local house rules) when taking part in a ConcreteDisciples.com community, you will be sent an email which informs you why your contribution has been refused or edited. This email will also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may result in action being taken against your account or accounts.
This action may include any content posted by you being checked before allowed to go on the site or a temporary or permanent suspension of your ability to participate in any or all of ConcreteDisciples.com community areas.
If you submit or share offensive or inappropriate content to or with any ConcreteDisciples.com communities or anywhere else on ConcreteDisciples.com or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on ConcreteDisciples.com, and the Concrete Disciples considers such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, the Concrete Disciples may use whatever information that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements. This may include informing relevant third parties such as your employer, school or email provider about the infringement(s).
The Concrete Disciples reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take action against any Concrete Disciples account, at any time, for any reason.
Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
15. The majority of content posted in ConcreteDisciples.com communities is created by members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the Concrete Disciples or Concrete DisciplesW. Neither the Concrete Disciples nor Concrete DisciplesW are responsible for any content posted by members of the public on ConcreteDisciples.com or for the availability or content of any third party sites that are accessible through ConcreteDisciples.com. Any links to third party websites from ConcreteDisciples.com do not amount to any endorsement of that site by the Concrete Disciples or Concrete DisciplesW and any use of that site by you is at your own risk.
16. ConcreteDisciples.com content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to the Concrete Disciples and/or Concrete DisciplesW, its products and services (or to third party products and services), is provided “AS IS” and on an “AS AVAILABLE” basis. To the extent permitted by law, the Concrete Disciples excludes all representations and warranties (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. The Concrete Disciples does not guarantee the timeliness, completeness or performance of the website or any of the content. While we try to ensure that all content provided by the Concrete Disciples is correct at the time of publication no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of the Concrete Disciples for any errors, omissions or inaccurate content on the website.
17. Nothing in these terms limits or excludes the Concrete Disciples’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its proven negligence. Subject to the previous sentence, the Concrete Disciples and/or Concrete DisciplesW shall not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of ConcreteDisciples.com regardless of the form of action.
18. The Concrete Disciples do not warrant that functions available on ConcreteDisciples.com will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that ConcreteDisciples.com or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs. You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to implement sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy of data input and output.
19. If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.
20. The failure or delay of the Concrete Disciples to exercise or enforce any right in these terms does not waive the Concrete Disciples’s right to enforce that right.
21. These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the United States of America which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.
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