Plugged In Cleveland

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Plugged In Cleveland Terms of Use


This web site, www.pluggedincleveland.com known as "Plugged In Cleveland", provides an online networking community that connects people and allows them to meet others, find jobs, homes, rentals, events, contractors, roommates, buy and sell goods, and perform other transactions. Members create their own profiles, and those profiles are then shown to others to make connecting up possible.

To become a member of the Plugged In Cleveland service, you must read and accept all of the terms and conditions of this agreement and the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms after you read this Agreement, you may not use the Plugged In Cleveland service.

You agree that we may modify the terms of this Agreement or the Privacy Policy, in our sole discretion, by posting amended terms to this Web site at any time. Your continued use of the service indicates your acceptance of the amended Terms of Service Agreement.

THE SERVICE. The Service is provided by Plugged In Cleveland, and you understand and agree to the following: (a) if you choose to register, you must submit a valid e-mail address and select a password and user name during the registration process; (b) You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your member name and password, and all uses of your account -- whether or not you've authorized such use; (c) You agree to notify Plugged In Cleveland immediately of any unauthorized use of your account and (d) You are at least 18 years of age. Plugged In Cleveland will not be held liable for any loss or damage for non-compliance. In addition, you understand and agree that the content of all users, including your content, will be collected, aggregated and integrated into the Plugged In Cleveland Service and that Plugged In Cleveland will use aggregated data collected from you and other users for statistical and analytical reporting purposes. You understand, and agree that, unless expressly stated, Plugged In Cleveland in no way controls, verifies, or endorses any of the information contained on or in the Plugged In Cleveland service, including links, events, messages, message boards and members published listings.

REGISTRATION PROCESS. Although registration is not required to use the Service, if you decide to register for the Service, you must complete the Plugged In Cleveland registration screen. As part of the registration process for the Service, you agree to: (a) provide certain limited information about you as prompted to do so by the Service (such information to be current, complete and accurate); and (b) maintain and update this information as required to keep it current, complete and accurate. The information requested upon original sign up shall be referred to as registration data ("Registration Data"). Plugged In Cleveland reserves the right to delete accounts created by users who appropriate the name, likeness, email address, or other personally identifiable information of another individual. Plugged In Cleveland reserves the right to refuse the Service to any user.

COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS. Plugged In Cleveland and the Plugged In Cleveland logo and other names, logos, icons and marks identifying Plugged In Cleveland products and services are trademarks of Plugged In Cleveland and may not be used without the prior written permission of Plugged In Cleveland Except as otherwise expressly set forth in this Agreement, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, or create derivative works of the Service without Plugged In Cleveland's express written authorization. Further, you may not reverse engineer, decompile, alter, modify, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to derive source code from the Service. All rights not expressly granted in this Agreement are reserved to Plugged In Cleveland

You shall not remove, cover or obscure any trademark, copyright and other proprietary notices or legends included on the Service. You understand and agree that any uploading or posting will be at your sole risk and Plugged In Cleveland shall not be responsible to you in any way. Further, Plugged In Cleveland does not provide any warranty as to your use of any third party content or software that you obtain from the Plugged In Cleveland site.

Plugged In Cleveland respects the intellectual property of others and we require that our users and members do the same. You may not post, distribute or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information that you do not have legal authorization to use.

USER CONDUCT. You agree to act responsibly and to treat other users and members with respect. Plugged In Cleveland members are also expected to act in a manner appropriate to each part of the system in which they participate.

HARASSMENT. By agreeing to these Terms, members affirm that they will not use this service to harass or abuse other members. Individuals who have demonstrably harassed other individuals via message boards, private messages, listings, or using other means may be removed from Plugged In Cleveland.

CONTENT. You are fully responsible for any content you post on the Plugged In Cleveland service, including, but not limited to, photos, personal profile(s), message boards, listings, events, testimonials, e-mail messages - and the consequences of any such content.

You understand and agree that Plugged In Cleveland may review from time to time and delete any content that violates this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or harm the safety of or violate the rights of other users and members.

Content that is illegal or prohibited, includes, but is not limited to, material, text, graphics, video or audio that:

- Is unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, threatening, harmful, bigoted, racially offensive, obscene or otherwise objectionable
- Displays sexually explicit material of any kind in an area that is not categorized for Mature Content
- Is intended or designed to disrupt an ongoing conversation via flaming (a message in which the writer publicly attacks another participant in overly harsh, or personal terms) or trolling (deliberately posting derogatory or inflammatory comments in order to bait other users into responding).
- Encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation
- Transmits or posts any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, "spam," junk mail, "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," etc.
- Transmits or posts any content that infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights
- Transmits or posts any viruses or material designed to disrupt, limit or destroy any functionality of any computer software or hardware of users, members or the Plugged In Cleveland service
- Collects, stores or solicits information about other users or members for commercial or unlawful purposes or engage in commercial activity such as contests, sweepstakes, etc. without Plugged In Cleveland prior consent
- Contains personally identifiable information about another member that is published without their express consent
- Contains material originally posted by another member that is reposted without permission or attribution
- Advertises any illegal services or the sale of any items prohibited or restricted by applicable law
- Has misleading email addresses or other manipulated identifiers to disguise its origin

Plugged In Cleveland does not allow the following content:

- Nudity
- Explicitly sexual content -- visual depictions or written descriptions
- Intense depictions or descriptions of violence or gore
- Obscene gestures
- Profanity that is sexual in nature or that is directed at another member
- Discussions or information about illicit substances

Note: Hate speech is not acceptable and will not be tolerated on Plugged In Cleveland. As defined by Plugged In Cleveland, hate speech may consist of symbols or images, as well as text.

Plugged In Cleveland defines sexually oriented content as any material that depicts, in actual or simulated form, or explicitly describes, in a predominantly sexual context, human genitalia, any act of sexual intercourse, any act of sadism or masochism, or any other erotic subject directly related to the foregoing.

If you are exposed to material on this site that violates these Terms, you waive your right to any damages related to such exposure. Such material should be immediately reported to: abuse@pluggedincleveland.com

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES. Any links included within Plugged In Cleveland that take users out of the Plugged In Cleveland site are not under the control of Plugged In Cleveland and Plugged In Cleveland shall not be responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. All such sites shall be subject to the policies and procedures of the owner of such site. We encourage you to read those policies and know your rights.

CONTENT SYNDICATION. Plugged In Cleveland may offer RSS feeds free of charge to individuals and non-profit organizations for personal, non-commercial uses. If you distribute Plugged In Cleveland content via an RSS feed, you must attribute it to Plugged In Cleveland. If you provide this attribution with an image, please use the Plugged In Cleveland logo that appears in the upper left corner of this page.

TRANSACTIONS WITH ORGANIZATIONS OR INDIVIDUALS. Plugged In Cleveland shall not be liable for your interactions with any organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Plugged In Cleveland service. This includes, but is not limited to, dating, meeting in person, payment and delivery of goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings. These dealings are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You agree that Plugged In Cleveland is not responsible for any damage or loss incurred as a result of any such dealings. Plugged In Cleveland is under no obligation to become involved in disputes between participants on the site, or between participants on the site and any third party. In the event of a dispute, you release Plugged In Cleveland, its officers, employees, agents and successors in rights from claims, damages and demands of every kind, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and our service.

PRIVACY. Please see our Privacy Policy incorporated herein by reference.

TERMINATION. Plugged In Cleveland reserves the right to refuse membership to anyone. Plugged In Cleveland may terminate your membership and any and all information, communications or postings, at any time, without notice, for conduct that violates this Agreement.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICES AND/OR ANY GRAPHICS OR OTHER CONTENT YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE PLUGGED IN CLEVELAND SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF FILES, SOFTWARE, SERVICES AND/OR ANY GRAPHICS OR OTHER CONTENT. THE SERVICES AND/OR ANY GRAPHICS OR OTHER CONTENT YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE PLUGGED IN CLEVELAND SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. PLUGGED IN CLEVELAND, ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEITHER PLUGGED IN CLEVELAND, NOR ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS MAKE ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SOFTWARE, SERVICES AND/OR ANY GRAPHICS OR OTHER CONTENT YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE PLUGGED IN CLEVELAND SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE SOFTWARE OR SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES PLUGGED IN CLEVELAND, ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL PLUGGED IN CLEVELAND, ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, SERVICE, AND/OR ANY GRAPHICS OR OTHER CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, EVEN IF PLUGGED IN CLEVELAND HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. FURTHER PLUGGED IN CLEVELAND SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY TO YOU OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT UPLOADED ONTO OR DOWNLOADED FROM THE SERVICE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

INDEMNITY. YOU HEREBY AGREE, AT YOUR EXPENSE, TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD PLUGGED IN CLEVELAND HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY LOSS, COST, DAMAGES, LIABILITY, AND/OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO (A) THIRD PARTY CLAIMS, ACTIONS OR ALLEGATIONS OF INFRINGEMENT BASED ON INFORMATION, DATA OR CONTENT YOU SUBMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, (B) ANY FRAUD OR MANIPULATION, OR OTHER BREACH OF THIS AGREEMENT, BY YOU, OR (C) THIRD PARTY CLAIMS, ACTIONS OR ALLEGATIONS BROUGHT AGAINST PLUGGED IN CLEVELAND ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE OR SOFTWARE.

GENERAL TERMS. This Agreement is governed in all respects by the laws of the Ohio, U.S.A, without reference to its conflicts of laws, principles and any dispute arising hereunder shall be submitted to state and federal courts in Cleveland, Ohio and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Plugged In Cleveland failure to act with respect to a breach by you does not waive Plugged In Cleveland right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. You may not assign or transfer this Agreement or any rights hereunder, and any attempt to the contrary is void. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon each party's successors and assigns. Plugged In Cleveland shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform resulting directly or indirectly from any causes beyond Plugged In Cleveland's reasonable control. Any notice required or given to you under this Agreement shall be delivered by electronic mail at the e-mail address provided by you during registration.

SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE. As a consequence of the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding user conduct on the Internet and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

This Agreement constitutes the complete and exclusive understanding and agreement of the parties relating to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior understandings, proposals, agreements, negotiations, and discussions between the parties, whether written or oral. You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for reviewing the terms of this Agreement from time to time. Any continued use of the Software or Service by you after such amended terms have been posted or information regarding such amendment has been sent to you, shall be deemed your consent and agreement to such amended terms.

Last Updated: 06/22/07