These Terms of Service govern your use of all Web sites operated by U.S. Communities ("Operator"), including, without limitation, the Web site currently located at www.uscommunities.org (collectively, the "Site"). Please read these Terms of Service carefully before using the Site. By using the Site, you signify your assent to these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, you may not use the Site.
The content on the Site, including, without limitation, text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features, and the like ("Content") and the U.S. COMMUNITIES word marks and U.S. COMMUNITIES design marks, as well as certain other of the names, logos, and materials displayed on or through the Site that constitute trademarks ("Marks") are owned by or licensed to Operator and are subject to copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights under U.S. and international laws.
2. Use of the Site and Content
Prohibited content and activities include, without limitation, the following: (a) violating any local, state, national, or international law or regulation; (b) knowingly transmitting any material that contains adware, malware, spyware, software viruses, or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (c) impersonating any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity; (d) interfering with or disrupting the Site or servers or networks connected to the Site, or disobeying any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Site.
You further agree that Operator and its affiliates are free to use for any purpose whatsoever, ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, comments, criticisms, reports, or other feedback ("Feedback"), whether oral or written, that you may send to Operator or its affiliates. You acknowledge and agree that you have no expectation of compensation of any nature, and that Operator has no duties to you, with respect to such Feedback.
4. Links to and from other Web Sites
The Site may contain links to third party Web sites or Internet resources that are not owned or controlled by Operator. Operator’s provision of a link to any other Web site or Internet resource is for your convenience only and does not signify Operator's endorsement of such other Web site or resource or its contents. OPERATOR SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY CONTENT, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, MATERIALS OR PRACTICES OF ANY THIRD PARTY WEB SITE OR INTERNET RESOURCE.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, OPERATOR AND ITS AFFILIATES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT). OPERATOR AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEB SITES LINKED TO THE SITE AND ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY: (a) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT; (b) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE; (c) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVERS OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN; (d) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SITE; (e) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY; AND (f) FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, E-MAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE.
OPERATOR AND ITS AFFILIATES DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY LINKED WEB SITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND OPERATOR AND ITS AFFILIATES WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL OR INFORMATION DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE ARISING THEREFROM. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM OPERATOR OR THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
6. Limitation of Liability
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL OPERATOR OR ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE) FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SUCH PARTIES WERE ADVISED OF, KNEW OF, OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM YOUR (OR ANYONE USING YOUR ACCOUNT'S) USE OF THE SITE.
7. Exclusions and Limitations
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations and disclaimers may not apply to you. To the extent Operator may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of Operator's liability shall be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Operator, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs) that such parties may incur as a result of or arising from (a) any information (including, without limitation, Feedback) you (or anyone using your account) submit, post, or transmit on or through the Site; (b) your (or anyone using your account's) use of the Site; (c) your (or anyone using your account's) violation of these Terms of Service; or (d) your (or anyone using your account's) violation of any rights of any other person or entity. Operator reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with Operator in asserting any available defenses.
9. Force Majeure
Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances will Operator be held liable for any delay or failure in performance due in whole in or in part to any acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, software bugs, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, earthquakes, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning.
If you violate any of these Terms of Service, your permission to use the Site and the Content automatically terminates.
11. Modifications to the Site
Operator reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Site with or without notice to you. Operator shall not be liable to you or any third party should Operator exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Site.
12. Other Provisions
13. Terms of Service Changes
Operator may, in its sole and absolute discretion, change these Terms of Service from time to time. Operator will post a copy of the Terms of Service as changed on the Site. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your agreement to abide by the Terms of Service as changed. If you object to any such changes, your sole recourse shall be to cease using the Site.