Last Updated: April 15, 2020
Your Personal Data Rights & General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
You must be at least 13 years of age to use this website. By using this website and by agreeing to these terms and conditions] you warrant and represent that you are at least 13 years of age.
COI does not endorse Users and takes no responsibility for any work performed by Users.
COI reserves the right to restrict access to other areas of this website, or indeed this entire website, at COI’ discretion. If COI provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of this website or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential. COI may disable your user ID and password in COI’ sole discretion without notice or explanation.
User Code of Conduct
In using the Website, you must behave in a civil and respectful manner at all times.
By using the interactive features and areas of the Sites, you further agree not to create, post, share or store any of the following:
- User Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
- Content that may violate any applicable Federal, State, Local, or International law or regulation;
- User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
- User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
- User Content that contains or depicts any statements, remarks or claims that do not reflect your honest views and experiences;
- User Content that impersonates, or misrepresents your affiliation with, any person or entity;
- User Content that contains any unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations;
- User Content that contains any private or personal information of a third party without such third party’s consent;
- User Content that references alcohol irresponsibly, such as references to overconsumption or use by minors;
- User Content that contains any viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files or content; or
- User Content that, in our sole judgment, is objectionable or that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Sites or Services, or that may expose COI or others to any harm or liability of any type.
Although we have no obligation to screen, edit or monitor User Content, we reserve the right, and have absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit User Content posted or stored on the Sites at any time and for any reason, and you are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you post or store on the Sites at your sole cost and expense. We do not and cannot authenticate reviews. We do not edit or correct content.
Content Rights and Licenses
The Sites, and all Content other than User Content available on the Sites or used to create and operate the Sites, is and remains the property of COI, and is protected under the Copyright Act of 1976, as amended, and other intellectual property laws of the United States and any foreign jurisdiction where the Sites are accessed, and all rights to the Sites, such Content, and such software are expressly reserved.
All trademarks and service marks, whether registered or unregistered, as well as product names and company names or logos, displayed or mentioned on the Sites are the property of their respective owners.
You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the owner of the marks. Reference to any products, services, processes, or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation thereof by COI.
Limited License for Services
COI grants you a limited, non-exclusive license to access and use the Services for your own personal and commercial purposes. This license is personal to you and may not be assigned or sublicensed to anyone else. Except as expressly permitted by COI in writing, you will not reproduce, redistribute, sell, create derivative works from, decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble the Services. Nor will you take any measures to interfere with or damage the Services. All rights not expressly granted by COI are reserved.
Limited License to COI
While COI does not claim any ownership interest in your User Content, we do need the right to use your User Content to the extent necessary to operate the Sites and provide the Services, now and in the future.
By posting or distributing Content to or through the Sites, each User grants to COI, and its affiliates and subsidiaries, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, worldwide license and right to display, publicly perform, reproduce, distribute, publish, modify, adapt, create derivative works of, and otherwise use such User Content that you upload, transmit, or post on the Sites or through the Services, in the manner in and for the purposes for which the Sites from time to time uses such User Content.
If your User Content is intended for the use by other Users, you also grant us and our affiliates and subsidiaries a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable right to sublicense such User Content to such Users for their use in connection with their use of the Sites, as described in the section titled COI’s Limited License of Content to Users.
Limited License to Copy Content
COI grants to Users a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable license to access the Sites and to view, copy, and print the portions of the Content available to Users on the Sites.
- Users may only view, copy, and print such portions of the Content for their own personal use;
- Users may not remove or modify any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices that have been placed in the Content;
- Users may not use the Sites or Content other than for their intended purposes.
COI may revoke this license at any time for any reason or no reason, and shall not be liable to any User for any purported interference with business or contractual relations, in tort or otherwise.
Users may not engage in any activity on or through the Sites, including transmitting or using User Content that infringes or otherwise makes unauthorized use of another party’s copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
We will respond to legitimate requests made pursuant to the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (“DMCA”) and trademark law, and we retain the right to remove Content from the Sites that COI believes in good faith infringes on any third party’s intellectual property rights upon notice from the owner of such intellectual property, or their agent.
The Site may contain hyperlinks to the web pages of third parties. The Church of Scientology shall have no liability for the contents of such web pages and does not make representations about or endorse such web pages or their contents as its own, as we do not control the information on such web pages and are not responsible for the contents and information given thereon. The use of such web pages shall be at the sole risk of the user.
THESE CLAUSES CONTAIN MANY OF YOUR RIGHTS IN CASE OF A DISPUTE, PLEASE REVIEW THESE RIGHTS CAREFULLY.
Assumption of Risk
You are solely responsible for ensuring that your use of the Sites complies with applicable law and does not violate the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, intellectual property rights.
You assume all liability for any claims, suits or grievances filed against you, including, but not limited to, all damages related to your use of the Sites.
Disclaimer of Warranties
You understand and agree that your use of the Websites is at your sole risk. The Websites and the Services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied (to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law).
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the Company expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions including, without limitation, warranties and conditions of satisfactory quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and those arising from Program of dealing or usage of trade.
The Company makes no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any materials, information or data available through, or the performance of, the Websites and/or the Services.
You acknowledge and agree that any material downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the Apps, the Websites and/or the Services is at your own risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer, mobile phone or other device or any loss of data resulting from downloading or obtaining such material.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties. In such jurisdictions, the Company expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
We make no warranty whatsoever with respect to the services, including any (a) warranty of merchantability; or (b) warranty of fitness for a particular purpose; or (c) warranty of title; or (d) warranty against infringement of intellectual property rights of a third party; whether express or implied by law, Course of dealing, Course of performance, usage of trade or otherwise.
Limitation of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall the COI parties be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages of any kind (including, but not limited to, loss of revenue, income or profits, loss of use or data, loss or diminution in value of assets or securities, or damages for business interruption) arising out of or in any way related to the access to or use of the sites or content (including, but not limited to, user content, third party content and links to third party sites), or the order, receipt or use of any product, or otherwise related to these terms (including, but not limited to, any damages caused by or resulting from reliance on any information obtained from any COI party, or from events beyond the COI parties’ reasonable control, such as site interruptions, deletions of files or emails, errors or omissions, defects, bugs, viruses, trojan horses, delays in operation or transmission or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of god, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to the COI parties’ records, programs or systems), regardless of the form of action, whether based in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, simple negligence, whether active, passive or imputed) or any other legal or equitable theory (even if the party has been advised of the possibility of such damages and regardless of whether such damages were foreseeable).
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless COI, and our respective past, present and future employees, officers, directors, contractors, consultants, equity holders, suppliers, vendors, service providers, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, representatives, predecessors, successors and assigns (individually and collectively, the “COI Parties”), from and against all actual or alleged COI Party or third party claims, damages, awards, judgments, losses, liabilities, obligations, penalties, interest, fees, expenses and costs of every kind and nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, matured or unmatured, or suspected or unsuspected, in law or equity, whether in tort, contract or otherwise (collectively, “Claims”), including, but not limited to, damages to property or personal injury, that are caused by, arise out of or are related to
- Any use or misuse of the Sites or Content by you or any third party you authorize to access or use such Sites or Content,
- Any User Content you create, post, share or store on or through the Sites or our pages or feeds on third party social media platforms,
- Any Feedback you provide,
- Your violation of these terms, and your violation of the rights of another.
You agree to promptly notify COI of any third party Claims, cooperate with the COI Parties in defending such Claims and pay all fees, costs and expenses associated with defending such Claims (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees and expenses, court costs, costs of settlement and costs of pursuing indemnification and insurance).
You further agree that the COI Parties shall have control of the defense or settlement of any third party Claims. This indemnity is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other indemnities set forth in a written agreement between you and COI.
No waiver of any provision hereof shall be valid unless in writing signed by the parties. Any failure to enforce any right or remedy hereunder shall not operate as a waiver of the right to enforce such right or remedy in the future or of any other right or remedy.
Governing Law and Venue – Wyoming
Any Dispute between the parties that is not subject to arbitration, shall be resolved in the state or federal courts of the State of Wyoming and the United States, respectively, sitting in the State of Wyoming.
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