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Talkbaq Terms of Service

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##Terms of Service

Talkbaq is an online platform for individuals, organizations, and other groups.

Talkbaq is operated by Talkbaq, a service of Combs Ventures, LLC (“Talkbaq,” “Combs Ventures,” or “We”) on behalf of users of the site (“you”).

The Terms of Service govern all use of the Talkbaq webite and all content, applications, services and products available at or through the Site, including, but not limited to, forum software, support servicdes (“Support”), and hosting service (“Hosting”), (taken together, the “Site”). The Site is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Talkbaq’s Privacy Policy and Community Guidelines) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Talkbaq (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Site. By accessing or using any part of the Site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Site or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Talkbaq, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Site is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.

1. Your Talkbaq Account

If you create an account on the Site, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account. You must immediately notify Talkbaq of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. Talkbaq will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.

2. Responsibility of Contributors

If you post material to the Site, post links on the Site, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Site (any such material, “Content”), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

  • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
  • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
  • your content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
  • your content is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company; and
  • you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Talkbaq or otherwise.

3. User Content License

All intellectual rights in Content uploaded by user is reserved by the user or their licensors; provided, however, you grant Talkbaq a perpetual license and all rights necessary to offer the site and services to you and other users. Talkbaq has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Talkbaq’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content, including content that, in Talkbaq’s reasonable opinion, violates any Talkbaq policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Site to any individual or entity for any reason, in Talkbaq’s sole discretion.

4. Payment and Renewal

General Terms

Optional paid services or upgrades may be available on the Site. When utilizing an optional paid service or upgrade, you agree to pay Talkbaq the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated. Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you begin utilizing the service or upgrade and will cover the use of that service or upgrade for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. These fees are not refundable.

Automatic Renewal

Except as otherwise agreed in writing, unless you notify Talkbaq before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel a service or upgrade, your subscription will automatically renew and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Subscriptions can be canceled at any time, however fees are not refundable.

5. Services

Hosting, Support Services

Optional Hosting and Support services may be provided by Talkbaq under the terms and conditions for each such service. By signing up for a Hosting/Support or Support services account, you agree to abide by such terms and conditions.

6. Responsibility of Site Visitors

Talkbaq has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Site, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Site, Talkbaq does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Site may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Site may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Talkbaq disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Site, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

7. Content Posted on Other Sites

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the Sites and webpages to which Talkbaq links, and that link to Talkbaq. Talkbaq does not have any control over those non-Talkbaq Sites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Talkbaq Site or webpage, Talkbaq does not represent or imply that it endorses such Site or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Talkbaq disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Talkbaq Sites and webpages.

8. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy

As Talkbaq asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Talkbaq violates your copyright, and if this Site resides in the USA, you are encouraged to notify Talkbaq in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. Talkbaq will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Talkbaq will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Site if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Talkbaq or others. In the case of such termination, Talkbaq will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Talkbaq.

9. Intellectual Property

This Agreement does not transfer from Talkbaq to you any Talkbaq or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Talkbaq. Talkbaq, Talkbaq, the Talkbaq logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Talkbaq, or the Site are trademarks or registered trademarks of Talkbaq or Talkbaq’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Site may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Site grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Talkbaq or third-party trademarks.

10. Advertisements

Talkbaq reserves the right to display advertisements on your content unless you have purchased an ad-free upgrade account, if available.

11. Attribution

Talkbaq reserves the right to display attribution links such as ‘Powered by Talkbaq,’ theme author, and font attribution in your content footer or toolbar. Footer credits and the Talkbaq toolbar may not be removed regardless of upgrades purchased.

12. Changes

Except as otherwise agreed in writing, Talkbaq reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Site following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. Talkbaq may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Site (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

13. Termination

Except as otherwise agreed in writing, Talkbaq may terminate your access to all or any part of the Site at any time upon written notice. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Talkbaq account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Site. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

14. Disclaimer of Warranties

We will take commercially reasonable measures for operation of the site, including to protect the integrity of private communication on the Site. However even protected sites can be subject to illegal hacking, technological glitches, user misconduct, and administrative errors. We assume no liability for any of these actions or occurrences or their results. THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”. TALKBAQ AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEITHER TALKBAQ NOR ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS, MAKES ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SITE WILL BE ERROR FREE OR THAT ACCESS THERETO WILL BE CONTINUOUS OR UNINTERRUPTED. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU DOWNLOAD FROM, OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN CONTENT OR SERVICES THROUGH, THE SITE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK.



16. General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Site will be in strict accordance with the Talkbaq Privacy Policy, Community Guidelines, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which this Site resides or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Site will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

17. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Talkbaq, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Site, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

18. Miscellaneous

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Talkbaq and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Talkbaq, or by the posting by Talkbaq of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Site will be governed by the laws of the state of California, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in Fulton County, Georgia USA. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by one arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Atlanta, Georgia USA, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Talkbaq may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

This document is CC-BY-SA. It was last updated December 6, 2015.

Originally adapted from the WordPress Terms of Service.