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Your use of our Internet site is subject to these Terms. We may modify these Terms at any time without notice to you by posting revised Terms on our site. Your use of our site constitutes your binding acceptance of these Terms.
We have the right, but not the obligation, to take any of the following actions in our sole discretion at any time and for any reason without giving you any prior notice:
1. Restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of our site;
2. Change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of our site;
3. Refuse, move, or remove any material that you submit to our sites for any reason;
4. Refuse, move, or remove any content that is available on our sites;
You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for taking any of these actions.
Our sites include a combination of content that we create, that our partners create, and that our users create. All materials published on our sites, including, but not limited to, written content, photographs, graphics, images, illustrations, marks, logos, sound or video clips, and Flash animation, are protected by our copyrights or trademarks or those of our partners. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, or in any way exploit any of the materials or content on our sites in whole or in part. If you would like to request permission to use any of the content on our sites, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USER SUBMITTED CONTENT
By posting or submitting content on or to our site (regardless of the form or medium with respect to such content, whether text, videos, photographs, audio or otherwise), you are giving us, and our affiliates, agents and third party contractors the right to display or publish such content on our site and its affiliated publications (either in the form submitted or in the form of a derivative or adapted work), to store such content, and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, with respect to any submissions to us made by you from time to time, you understand and agree that (unless you and we agree otherwise) we may, or may permit users to, compile, re-edit, adapt or modify your submission, or create derivative works therefrom, either on a stand-alone basis or in combination with other submissions, and (unless you and we agree otherwise) you shall have no rights with respect thereto and we or our licensees shall be free to display and publish the same (as so compiled, re-edited, adapted, modified or derived) for any period.
You shall be solely responsible for your own submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with each of your submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (I) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize us to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all such submissions to enable inclusion and use of such submissions in the manner contemplated by us and these Terms and Conditions; and (II) you have, if required by law, the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in such submissions to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of such submissions in the manner contemplated by us and these Terms and Conditions.
In furtherance of the foregoing, you agree that you will not: (I) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant us all of the rights granted herein; (II) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage us or any third party; (III) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; or (IV) post advertisements or solicitations of business. We reserve the right to remove or not publish submissions without prior notice. You understand that when you submit content in any form to 2CentsMedia,LLC, we may authorize such content to be distributed or syndicated to or published on other 2CentsMedia,LLC -branded environments.
DMCA TAKEDOWN NOTICE
If you believe that any material or content distributed or posted on our site infringes your copyright, we will remove it upon receiving a takedown notice from you, as described in the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act § 512(c). You should send us the notice via email to email@example.com, or via the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, UPS, or other physical delivery service that allows you to require a proof-of-delivery return receipt. We will evaluate your claim and, if it appears reasonable, will remove the offending content from our Web site.
Legally proper takedown notices must include the six pieces of information listed below. If your notice does not substantially comply with this requirement, your rights as a copyright holder may be compromised.
Your notice must include:
1) Enough details to reasonably enable us to identify the work that you claim is being infringed. Attach a copy of the work.
2) Enough details to let us reasonably identify and locate the allegedly infringing material on our Web site. Include the URL of the page on which the material is posted.
3) A way for us to promptly contact you, including your address, telephone number, email address.
4) A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the allegedly infringing material has been posted or distributed without authorization by the copyright owner, its agents, or a relevant law or government regulation.
5) A statement that “under penalty of perjury, the information contained in this notification is accurate” and that you are (or are authorized to act on behalf of) the true copyright owner.
6) Your physical or electronic signature.
When we receive a proper takedown notice, we immediately launch an investigation. If we find any reasonable chance that the material you identify does indeed infringe a valid copyright, we will remove that material from our Web site or block access to it. We’ll also promptly notify the person who posted it. Our goal will be to remove the content within 48 hours of receiving proper notice, but in complicated situations, this process could take as long as two weeks.
If we remove or block material that you have posted because another person has claimed that it infringes a valid copyright, we will give you the chance to contest that claim in a counter-notice. You should promptly send the counter-notice to us through any of the acceptable methods for sending takedown notices. If your counter-notice substantially complies with the legal requirements listed below, we will restore your material no later than 10-14 days of receipt, regardless of whether it is ultimately determined that your material actually does infringe.
If the person filing the original takedown notice sues you in court, however, we cannot restore your material until the court case concludes.
Your counter-notice must include:
1) Reasonable identification of the material that has been removed or blocked and the URL of the page where it been posted;
2) A statement that says that under penalty of perjury you have a good-faith belief that the material was removed or blocked because of a mistake or misidentification;
3) Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, email address;
4) A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your physical address is located. If you don’t live in the United States, you may specify any federal judicial district in which we may be found. You must also state that you consent to accept service of process from the person who submitted the takedown notice “in compliance with section (c)(1)(C) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act”;
5) Your physical or electronic signature.
NON-COPYRIGHT TAKEDOWN NOTICE
If you believe that any material or content distributed or posted on our site violates any non-copyright rights you may have, we will remove it upon receiving a notice from you if we determine that your rights have been violated. You should send us the notice via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, UPS, or other physical delivery service that allows you to require a proof-of-delivery return receipt. We will evaluate your claim and, if it appears reasonable, will remove the offending content from our Web site.
Your notice shall include a clear statement of what rights you believe have been violated, the URL of the offending post, and contact information so that we can contact you.
Last modified February 21, 2012