This User Agreement is a legal contract between you and Social Edge. By registering for or using the Social Edge Community or any of its related services, you agree that you have read and understand the terms of this User Agreement, and you agree to be bound by them. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use or access the Community.
We reserve the right, at our discretion, to modify this User Agreement at any time. Modified terms are effective as soon as they are posted. We also reserve the right to waive or modify any of these terms selectively. Your continued use of the Community, or any materials or services accessible through it, after modified terms are posted, means you accept the modifications.
If there is a conflict between any other agreements and this User Agreement regarding use of this Site, this User Agreement's terms will govern.
To register as a Community user, you will need to enter a password and a username to identify yourself to others. We may reject any username that we determine in our discretion is unacceptable for use on the Community.
The information you provide during registration must be accurate and complete, and you agree not to register under the name of another person or otherwise impersonate any other person, including any Community user, moderator, public figure, or Social Edge employee. If, after investigation, Social Edge has reasonable grounds to suspect that your information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your account and prohibit future use of the Community.
We explicitly disclaim liability for any and all losses and damages arising from your failure to comply with this section.
2. Your Responsibilities as a Community User
We appreciate your participation in our Community. Please note you are solely responsible for your use of the Community, including for all activities under your username, and for the use of your username by others. You are responsible for keeping your password confidential.
We take no responsibility and have no liability for any content you or any other user may post. User-posted content does not represent the advice, views, opinions, or beliefs of Social Edge, and we make no claim of accuracy regarding any user-posted material.
The Community may contain or reference links provided by Users to non-Social Edge websites ("third-party websites"). By accessing the Community or following links to third-party websites, you may be exposed to content that Social Edge does not have responsibility for, and which you consider offensive or inappropriate. Social Edge is not responsible for the content of any third-party website or any link contained in a third-party website. The inclusion of a link within the Community does not imply any endorsement by or any affiliation with Us. Access to any third-party website is at your own risk, and you should be aware that third-party websites may contain terms and privacy policies that are different from the Community. We are not responsible for such provisions and expressly disclaim any liability for them.
In connection with your use of the Community, you may be made aware of services, products, articles, offers, and promotions provided by third parties, and not by Social Edge. If you decide to use these third-party services, you are responsible for reviewing and understanding the terms and conditions governing those services. You agree that the third party, and not Social Edge, is responsible for performance of the services.
3. Our Monitoring and Moderation of the Community
Social Edge has designated certain individuals to act as Community Moderators. Community Moderators do not pre-screen most posts or monitor the site on a "real time" basis. Community Moderators have the right, but not the obligation, to edit or remove content and posts at their discretion, either because there has been a violation of this User Agreement or for any other purpose. Community Moderators are the only authorized representatives of Social Edge in the Community.
The Community Moderators will use best efforts to, but may or may not, investigate any complaint that is brought to their attention, and may or may not take what a User deems as appropriate action, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content, or suspending or terminating the username. Because situations and interpretations vary, it is possible that no action will be taken whatsoever. Our failure to act with respect to a violation by you or others does not waive our ability to act differently with respect to subsequent or similar violations.
4. Messages from the Community Moderator
Community Moderators may communicate with you personally concerning your participation in the Community or related matters. Those communications are not intended to be made public, and you agree not to post or otherwise disseminate those communications within the Community or elsewhere, on the Internet or otherwise. Violation of these terms may result in your content being moderated and/or your account being terminated.
You agree that your membership in and access to the Community may be immediately suspended or terminated without explanation or prior notice. The following acts will lead to a termination of a user's membership in and access to the Community: 1) breaches or violations of this User Agreement; 2) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies; 3) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions); 4) unexpected technical issues or problems; and 5) extended periods of inactivity. Termination of your Community membership includes removal of access to all offerings within the Community and may also bar you from further use of the Community. Furthermore, you agree that neither Social Edge nor the Community Moderators shall be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your membership in or access to the Community.
6. Rights to Content
For any content that you submit, including, but not limited to, discussions, files, documents, images, photographs, videos, sound recordings, posts, your and/or other persons' names, likenesses, voices, usernames, profiles, actions, appearances, performances and/or other biographical information or material, and any other materials, you grant Social Edge a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and license to use, copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and/or sell and/or distribute such content and/or incorporate such content into any form, medium, or technology throughout the world, on an unrestricted basis for any purpose, without the requirement of any permission from or compensation to you.
None of the content that you submit shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of Social Edge, its agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, or third-party service providers and their respective directors, officers, and employees. All content that you submit may be used at Social Edge's sole discretion. We shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any content. Without limiting the foregoing, you hereby grant Us, without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity, a perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, fully-paid, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and sub-licensable worldwide license to use, re-use, reproduce, print, transmit, publish, exhibit, display, distribute, re-distribute, copy, host, cache, archive, store, index, categorize, stream, comment on, edit, alter, modify, adapt, translate, create derivative works based upon such content, in whole or in part, all without further notice to you and with or without attribution.
7. Privacy and Security
Any content that you place on the Community is posted at your own risk, and can be obtained and used by others. Do not reveal information that you do not want to make public, such as posts including your contact information or email address. Social Edge disclaims any responsibility or liability arising from your disclosure of such personal information, or any other information, in any profile or post.
Social Edge reserves the right to instruct the Community Moderators to remove any posts in the Community containing phone numbers, street addresses, or otherwise personally identifying information as it cannot verify such information or confirm the desire of said information to be posted by the individual to which this information pertains.
By submitting your email address to register, you agree that Social Edge, its third-party service providers, and the Community Moderators may use your email address to contact you about your profile or any content you post on the Community, and for other administrative purposes related to the Community. You also agree that by submitting your email address to register, you are consenting to receive information about Social Edge and its affiliates’ products and services. You can always manage your email preferences by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in the email.
You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Social Edge, the Community Moderators, and all respective officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, representatives, and assigns (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, and costs (including, without limitation, settlement costs and any legal or other fees and expenses for investigating or defending any actions or threatened actions) incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of this User Agreement or claims arising from your content or conduct. You shall use your best efforts to cooperate with us in the defense of any claim. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to employ separate counsel and assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.
9. Disclaimer of Warranties
THE CONTENT ON THE COMMUNITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, POSTS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT, AND ANY SOCIAL EDGE CONTENT) IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND CARRIES NO WARRANTIES. SOCIAL EDGE DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, USEFULNESS, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, OR QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT ON THE COMMUNITY, REGARDLESS OF WHO ORIGINATES THAT CONTENT. SOCIAL EDGE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE COMMUNITY IS SECURE, FREE FROM BUGS, VIRUSES, INTERRUPTION, ERRORS, OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH USING OR RELYING ON THAT CONTENT. SOCIAL EDGE IS NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY CONTENT POSTED ON OR LINKED FROM THE COMMUNITY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN CONTENT, OR FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT.
10. Limitation of Liability
ALL CONTENT POSTED TO THE COMMUNITY, INCLUDING CONTENT POSTED BY THIRD PARTIES, IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH SOCIAL EDGE. SUCH THIRD-PARTY CONTENT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PERSON ORIGINATING THAT CONTENT. YOU AGREE THAT SOCIAL EDGE DOES NOT CONTROL, AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR THIS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT. ADDITIONALLY, YOU AGREE THAT SOCIAL EDGE IS NOT LIABLE FOR THIS CONTENT, AND YOU WILL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD SOCIAL EDGE, AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, MODERATORS, AND EMPLOYEES HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF CONTENT YOU SUBMIT, POST, TRANSMIT, OR MAKE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE COMMUNITY, YOUR USE OF THE COMMUNITY, YOUR VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY RIGHTS OF ANOTHER.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, SOCIAL EDGE AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES RELATING TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, TELECOMMUNICATION FAILURES, LOSS, CORRUPTION, SECURITY, OR THEFT OF DATA, LOSS OF PROFITS OR INVESTMENT, ACCOUNTING POSITIONS TAKEN BY YOU, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF SOCIAL EDGE OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
11. Community Guidelines
These are the Community Guidelines of our User Guidelines in greater detail. The User Guidelines are incorporated by reference into this Agreement. Social Edge Community is open to all points of view on the intended business-related topics. We want to hear from you, and we are committed to maintaining a comfortable environment for all visitors. Please interact with other users respectfully, as you would in any public or professional arena. If you disagree with the statements of another user, it is acceptable to engage in polite, mature debate. Name-calling, personal attacks, harassment, and other aggressive posts or behavior are not allowed and are grounds for immediate removal of a post, or grounds for permanent removal from Social Edge Community.
All terms in the User Guidelines are consistent with the terms as defined in the User Agreement.
The following content and conduct are not allowed in the Community, and are cause for username suspension or termination without explanation or prior notice. Your posts or other communications that include the following content or reflect prohibited conduct, as described below, may be subject to removal. By participating in the Community, you understand and agree to abide by the following rules:
A. Illegal or Unethical Activities and Content directed at Social Edge Community or its Users are Prohibited.
You agree not to engage in, promote, or advocate any illegal activity or fraudulent schemes of any kind including, but not limited to, money laundering, tax evasion, securities fraud, and pyramid or multi-level marketing schemes - through your posts or other use of the Community. You also agree not to post links to other websites that engage in such activities.
- Do not submit content that you know is false, inaccurate, libelous, or otherwise misleading in any way.
- Do not submit content that contains any computer viruses, worms, or other potentially damaging computer programs or files.
- You must not intentionally impersonate or misrepresent your business or qualifications.
- Do not post or transmit material you do not have the right to post or transmit under law (such as copyright, trade secret, or securities) or due to your personal contractual or fiduciary relationships.
- Do not post material that violates any applicable law or regulation, including, without limitation, the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the national or other securities exchanges, (especially and including the rule against making false or misleading statements to manipulate the price of any security).
- Do not offer, sell, or buy any security through the Community.
- You may not use the Community in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair Social Edge's servers or networks, or interfere with any other user's use and enjoyment of the Community.
- You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any services, usernames, computer systems, or networks, through hacking, password mining, or any other means. We may take any legal and technical remedies necessary to prevent the violation of this provision.
B. Profane, obscene, racist, sexist, intolerant, inappropriate, disruptive, or unrelated content is prohibited.
Indecent, profane, sexually explicit, obscene, or pornographic material of any kind - including masked profanity where symbols, initials, intentional misspellings, or other characters are used to suggest profane language - is strictly prohibited.
- Threats, personal attacks, abusive, defamatory, derogatory, or inflammatory language, or stalking or harassment of any individual, entity, or organization is strictly prohibited.
- Discriminatory or hateful speech of any kind regarding age, gender, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or disability is strictly prohibited.
- You agree not to engage in any spamming or excessive posting, or submit content that is disruptive, off-topic, deliberately intended to have a negative impact on the Community or its users, or otherwise interfere with the ability of others to enjoy or comfortably use the Community.
C. Keep Your and other People’s Information Private, and Other Important Rules
Do not post any personally-identifiable information about yourself or another person, including addresses, email addresses, contact information, phone numbers, account numbers, Social Security numbers, Taxpayer Identification Numbers, lawsuits brought by you or third parties against another individual or entity, or health information, and use care in posting your personal or identifying information.
- Maintain courtesy and follow good posting etiquette. Posting with ALL CAPS, HTML tags, or excessive typographic symbols may result in your post being removed.
D. Solicitations and promotions and other commercial use are not permitted.
- You agree not to post or make available at theSocial Edge Community site any content or third-party website that harms, or intends to harm, the flow of information and/or participation in Social Edge Community.
- You agree not to post unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, or pyramid or multi-level marketing schemes, and you further agree not to use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data-mining tools, or other means to download data from the Community.
E. Copyright and intellectual property violations are not permitted.
- Infringement on any party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, intellectual property or other proprietary rights, or right of publicity or privacy is strictly prohibited and is the sole responsibility of the user.
- By submitting any content to the Community, you warrant and represent that you are the copyright owner of the content or that the copyright owner of the content has granted you permission to use such content consistent with the manner and purpose of your use.
- Using the Community to distribute unauthorized copies of copyrighted material, including photos, artwork, text, recordings, designs, computer programs, or derivative works of such programs is strictly prohibited and subject to removal.