Dome Compass, Inc.
Terms and Conditions
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Copyright, Trademark and Ownership
All of the content displayed on the Site, including without limitation text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, and illustrations ("Content"), is owned by Company, its licensors, agents or its Content providers. All elements of the Site, including, without limitation, the Site’s general design, Company’s trademarks, service marks, trade names (including Company’s name, logos, the Site name, and the Site design), and other Content, are protected by trade dress, copyright, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. The Site may only be used for the intended purpose for which it is being made available. Except as may be otherwise indicated on the Site, you are authorized to view, play, print and download documents, audio and video found on our Site for personal, informational, and non-commercial purposes only. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify the Content or Company’s trademarks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on the Site, without Company's prior written consent. The use of Company trademarks on any other Site is not allowed. Company prohibits the use of Company trademarks as a "hot" link on or to any other Site unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance. To make such a request, please send an email with a detailed description of the request to email@example.com. The Site, its Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of Company or its licensors unless otherwise expressly agreed. You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from material found on the Site.
Unsolicited Submissions Policy
Company is pleased to hear from its loyal users and welcomes your comments regarding Company. Except where Company specifically requests comments or submissions, Company does not accept or consider creative ideas, suggestions, or materials other than those it has specifically requested. This policy is designed to avoid misunderstandings if projects developed by Company's professional staff seem to others to be similar to their own creative work. Accordingly, Company requests that you not submit any creative ideas, suggestions, or materials except where specifically requested or solicited. If you do send us any unsolicited suggestions, you agree not to assert any ownership right of any kind in against Company (including, but not limited to copyright, trademark, unfair competition, moral rights, or implied contract), you hereby grant Company a nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to use the unsolicited submission in every media and for every purpose now known or hereinafter discovered and you waive the right to receive any financial or other consideration in connection with such unsolicited submission including, but not limited to, credit. You release Company (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with your unsolicited submissions, including, without limitation, all claims for theft of ideas or copyright infringement.
Company encourages members of the public to submit user-published content or user content (e.g., postings to groups, participation in communities, videos, tips, etc.) to Company for consideration in connection with the Site (“User Content”). User Content remains the intellectual property of the individual user. By posting content on our Site, you expressly grant Company a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform and display such content and your name, voice, and likeness as contained in your User Content, in whole or in part, and in any form throughout the world in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered, including all promotion, advertising, marketing, merchandising, publicity and any other ancillary uses thereof, and including the unfettered right to sublicense such rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe. All User Content that is publicly posted is deemed non-confidential and Company shall be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information, in whatever form, contained in any User Content. To submit a request to have content that you have posted removed, submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
User Content does not represent the views of Company or any individual associated with Company, and we do not control the User Content. In no event shall you represent or suggest, directly or indirectly, Company’s endorsement of User Content. Company does not vouch for the accuracy or credibility of any User Content on our Site, and does not take any responsibility or assume any liability for any actions you may take as a result of reading User Content on our Site. Through your use of the Site, you may be exposed to content that you may find offensive, objectionable, harmful, inaccurate or deceptive.
Inappropriate User Submissions
Company does not encourage and strongly discourages any User Content that results from any activity that: (i) may create a risk of harm, loss, injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or illness to you, to any other person, or to any animal; (ii) may create a risk of any loss or damage to any person or property; or (iii) may constitute a crime or create civil liability. You agree that you have not and will not engage in any of the foregoing activities in connection with producing your submission. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that in conjunction with your submission, you will not inflict emotional distress on other people, will not humiliate other people (publicly or otherwise), will not assault or threaten other people, will not enter onto private property without permission, and will not otherwise engage in any activity that may result in injury, death, property damage, or liability of any kind. Company may reject or remove any submissions that Company believes, in its sole discretion, include any inappropriate or prohibited material.
DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT (“DMCA”) NOTICE
Third party materials that we do not own or control may be transmitted, stored, accessed or otherwise made available using the Site. Company has adopted a policy that provides for the removal of any content or the suspension of any user that is found to have repeatedly infringed on the copyright of a third party. If you believe any material available via the Site infringes a copyright, you should notify us using the notice procedure for claimed infringement under the DMCA (17 U.S.C. § 512). Your infringement notice should be sent to:
Dome Compass, Inc. Attn: Legal 700 Pennsylvania Ave SE Washington DC 20003
Please make sure that you specifically identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed by providing specific URL(s) and a precise description of where the copyrighted material is located on the page(s).
We may give notice to our users of any infringement notice by means of a general notice on any of our Sites, electronic mail to a user's e-mail address in our records, or by written communication sent to a user's last known physical address in our records. If you receive such an infringement notice, you may provide counter-notification in writing. Please be advised that if you submit a counter-notification, that notice along with your identifying information included in the notice will be provided to the party that submitted the original claim of infringement.
Company reserves the right to sell and display any advertising, attribution, links, promotional and distribution rights, and Company and its licensors or affiliates will be entitled to retain any and all revenue generated from any sales of such advertising, attribution, links, or promotional or distribution rights. Nothing in these additional terms obligates or may be deemed to obligate Company to sell or offer to sell any advertising, promotion or distribution rights.
Accuracy of Information
We attempt to ensure that information on the Site is complete, accurate and current. Despite our efforts, the information on the Site may occasionally be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. We make no representation as to the completeness, accuracy or currency of any information on the Site.
Running or displaying the Site or any information or material displayed on the Site in frames or through similar means on another Site without our prior written permission is prohibited. From time to time, the Site may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned, operated or controlled by Company or its affiliates. All such links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Site. Neither we nor any of our respective affiliates are responsible for any content, materials or other information located on or accessible from any other websites. Neither we nor any of our respective affiliates endorse, guarantee, or make any representations or warranties regarding any other websites, or any content, materials or other information located or accessible from any other websites, or the results that you may obtain from using any other websites. If you decide to access any other websites linked to or from the Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.
Inappropriate Submissions and Use of the Site
Account Registration and Security
You understand that you will need to create an account to have access to parts of the Site. In consideration of your use of the Site, you will: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site's registration process; and (b) maintain and promptly update your information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If Company suspects that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Company has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all use of the Site. You are entirely responsible for the security and confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security of which you become aware. You are responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the Site. Please note that anyone able to provide your username and password will be able to access your account so you should take reasonable steps (i.e., two-factor authentication) to protect this information.
Access and Interference
You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site.
Representations and Warranties
You shall be solely responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it. You affirm, represent and warrant the following: (i) you are over the age of 18 and have the right and authority to enter into this agreement, and are fully able and competent to satisfy the terms, conditions and obligations herein; (ii) you have obtained all consents, and possess all copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret and any other proprietary rights, or the necessary licenses thereto, for any content you’ve provided to the Site; (iii) if necessary you have the written consent of each and every identifiable natural person to use such person’s name or likeness in the manner contemplated by the Site and these Terms, and each such person has released you from any liability that may arise in relation to such use; (iv) you have read, understood, agree with, and will abide by the terms and conditions of this agreement; (v) you are not, and have not been an agent of Company and were not and are not acting on behalf of, or as a representative of, Company or any other party; and (vi) Company use of any information you have submitted as contemplated by the Terms and the Site will not infringe any rights of any third party, including but not limited to any intellectual property rights, privacy rights and rights of publicity ; (vii) you are not, nor is any other person who appears in your User Content, a current member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Actors (AFTRA) or any other rights society; (viii) you have not and will not engage in any of the activities or behaviors listed in the Inappropriate User Submissions section in the production of, your appearance in, or contribution(s) to your User Content; (ix) the User Content does not contain: (a) material falsehoods or misrepresentations that could harm Company or any third party; (b) content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or violate any law; (c) advertisements or solicitations of business; or (d) impersonations of third parties, other than those which are readily apparent.
YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON, THROUGH, OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY US ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SECURITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, OR WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE AND OUR SERVICES. WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICES WE PROVIDE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, USEFULNESS, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF THE SITE OR ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICES WE PROVIDE, OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, THE INFORMATION, MATERIALS, AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND NEITHER COMPANY NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES MAKES ANY COMMITMENT OR ASSUMES ANY DUTY TO UPDATE SUCH INFORMATION, MATERIALS, OR SERVICES. THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
COMPANY DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE, FOR ANY DAMAGE TO OR ANY VIRUS THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER, EQUIPMENT, OR OTHER PROPERTY CAUSED BY OR ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF, OR BROWSING THE SITE, OR YOUR DOWNLOADING OF OR ACCESSING ANY MATERIALS FROM THE SITE. IN NO EVENT WILL COMPANY, OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS OR ASSIGNS, NOR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION OR TRANSMISSION OF THIS SITE, BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THIS SITE, ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE, OR THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, OR SERVICES CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY, AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY DO NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THE SITE OR THE CONTENT OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE EXCEED THE GREATER OF (A) TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS (US $25.00) OR (B) THE VALUE OF YOUR SUBSCRIPTION TO OUR SERVICES FOR THE LAST SIX (6) MONTHS.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Company, each of our parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates and the successors of each of the foregoing, and the officers, directors, agents, and employees of each of the foregoing, harmless from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to or in connection with (i) your use of the Site or your placement or transmission of any message or information on the Site by you or your authorized users; (ii) your violation of any term or condition of these Terms, including without limitation, your breach of any of the representations and warranties; (iii) your violation of any third-party rights, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or intellectual property rights; (iv) your violation of any law, rule or regulation of the United States or any other country; (v) any claims or damages that arise as a result of any information or material that you provide to Company; or (vi) any other party’s access and use of the Site with your unique username, password or other appropriate security code. Release. In the event that you have a dispute with another user or other party related to the Site, you release Company (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
You or we may suspend or terminate your account or your use of the Site at any time, for any reason or for no reason. We may also block your access to our Site in the event that (a) you breach these Terms; (b) we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; (c) we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for our users or us; or (d) or as otherwise provided herein or in another incorporated policy. You understand that any termination of your account, by you or us, may involve the permanent deletion of your data. Company will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any suspension or termination, including for deletion of your data.
Any dispute or claim arising out of or relating to the use of the Site and the materials contained herein is governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its choice of law provisions. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in the District of Columbia. You hereby irrevocably consent to such venue and to the exclusive jurisdiction of any such court over any such dispute. Any and all disputes directly or indirectly arising out of or related to the Terms or the Site will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class actions. Any and all claims, judgments and awards will be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, and in no event shall you be entitled to recovery of attorney’s fees. Under no circumstances will any claimant be permitted to obtain any award for, and you hereby waive all rights to claim punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses. Any cause of action or claim you may have directly or indirectly arising out of or related to the Terms or the Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. A printed version of these Terms will be admissible in judicial and administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent as other business documents originally generated and maintained in printed form. You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Site.
We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our Site, and operation of the Site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree that these Terms and all incorporated agreements may be assigned by Company in our sole discretion. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms are the entire agreement between you and Company with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede any prior understandings or agreements (written or oral). Any provision that must survive in order to give proper effect to its intent (e.g., indemnity, general, any perpetual license, limitations on liability, disclaimers, representations and warranties, etc.) shall survive the expiration or termination of these Terms.
All rights not granted herein are expressly reserved to Dome Compass, Inc.