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You may not do any of the following without the express, prior written consent of Hitnews:
- visit or otherwise exploit the Website for any commercial purpose;
- frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, copyright or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of the Website;
- download (other than page caching) the Website, or any portion of it;
- copy, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, transmit, transfer or create derivative works from any portion of the Website; or
- use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Hitnews’ name, domain name or trademarks.
Any unauthorized use terminates the license granted to you above by Hitnews.
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- (a) you shall not upload, post or transmit to or distribute or otherwise publish through the System any materials which
- (i) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the System,
- (ii) are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit or indecent,
- (iii) constitute or encourage conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate law,
- (iv) violate, plagiarize or infringe the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, rights of privacy or publicity or any other proprietary right,
- (v) contain a virus or other harmful component,
- (vi) contain any information, software or other material of a commercial nature,
- (vii) contain advertising of any kind, or
- (viii) constitute or contain false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact;
and (b) that you are at least eighteen (18) years old.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, THE Hitnews WEBSITE AND/OR SYSTEM, INCLUDING ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN IT OR ANY SITE-RELATED SERVICE, IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” AND Hitnews EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE Hitnews SITE AND/OR SYSTEM OR ANY LINKED SITE, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE Hitnews SITE AND/OR SYSTEM, SITE-RELATED SERVICES AND ANY LINKED SITE. Hitnews DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ANY MATERIAL OR FUNCTIONS IN THE Hitnews SITE AND/OR SYSTEM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE Hitnews SITE AND/OR SYSTEM OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. Hitnews AND ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE USE OF THE Hitnews SITE AND/OR SYSTEM, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT AND ANY ERRORS CONTAINED THEREIN.
IN ADDITION, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, Hitnews AND ITS SPONSORS AND AFFILIATES ARE NEITHER RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE Hitnews SITE AND/OR SYSTEM, SITE-RELATED SERVICES AND/OR CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE Hitnews SITE AND/OR SYSTEM. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE Hitnews SITE AND/OR SYSTEM AND/OR SITE-RELATED SERVICES IS TO STOP USING THE Hitnews SITE AND/OR SYSTEM AND/OR THOSE SERVICES.
Accuracy of Information; Links to Third Party Sites
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User Submissions and Communications
By posting messages, uploading files, inputting data or engaging in any other form of communication (individually or collectively “Communications”) to the System, you hereby grant to Hitnews a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty free license to use, copy, license, sublicense, adapt, distribute, display, publicly perform, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit and otherwise exploit such Communications, in all media now known or hereafter developed. You hereby waive all rights to any claim against Hitnews for any alleged or actual infringements of any proprietary rights, rights of privacy and publicity, moral rights, and rights of attribution in connection with such Communications. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control the rights to all Communications that you submit to the System and that any such Communication does not constitute or contain any software viruses, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam”. You may not use a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead us as to the origin of any Communication. You agree to indemnify us for all claims arising from your claims to any rights in any Communication.
Hitnews does not archive or store any completed binary or decoded files anywhere on its network. All files always exist only as ascii characters on its network. Hitnews provides unfiltered Usenet access. Hitnews cannot and does not control the content on its service and/or network. You affirm to be at least eighteen years old and not to share your account with anyone, nor post any membership information onto the internet, for example in forums. Your account is for personal use only and may not be used for reseller, caching or any other type of service or caching system. You will comply with all applicable laws regarding your access to the service. This includes copyright legislation. Hitnews provides a high quality service on a “as is” and “as available” basis. The service is an online automated interactive information, transaction and communication system. We cannot and do not review the information flowing through or stored on our system. Hitnews is not responsible and accountable for information/content that its users post onto its service, or use. You are responsible for the determination of the legal status of any intellectual property you use or duplicate through our service and you shall not use the service to post or transit any illegal and/or copyrighted material. You agree not to violate copyright laws by transferring copyrighted works through our system or by causing them to be transferred or stored without the permission of the copyright holder. Posting of copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright holder can be grounds for suspension of posting or termination of your account. You waive the right to seek damages with Hitnews. Hitnews disclaims liability for any harm resulting from using our service. Hitnews reserves the right to at its own discretion and without any prior notice and without any reason terminate your account without any reimbursement or refund of money (pre-)paid for its service. I understand that Hitnews will not knowingly be an accomplice in the commission of illegal acts. I understand that any use of Hitnews services which violate any laws (state or federal) that apply to Hitnews will be eradicated upon notice of the offense. No reimbursements or refunds are given under any circumstances. You are responsible for all actions that occur with respect to your account. As a condition of service, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Hitnews, its officers, employees, agents, and shareholders, for any cause of action out of your account with use or your use of the service. This agreement and mentioned policies represents a written binding contract. I have read this Terms of Service agreement carefully and agree fully to it and all information/policies mentioned therefore. By clicking on the “I Agree” button and start using our service you agree to this Terms of Service and policies mentioned.
THIS POLICY IS ENTERED INTO IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, EXCLUSIVE OF ITS CHOICE OF LAW RULES. EACH PARTY TO THIS POLICY SUBMITS TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS SITTING IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF NEW YORK, AND WAIVES ANY JURISDICTIONAL, VENUE, OR INCONVENIENT FORUM OBJECTIONS TO SUCH COURTS. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of the Website must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. In any action to enforce this agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. In the event that any of the provisions of this agreement are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.