Terms of use

Terms of Use

(Effective as of March 20th, 2017)

Welcome to the Baretower Forge World Film Competition.  The following Terms of Use apply when you view or use BaretowerForge.com via our website located at BaretowerForge.com. Please review the following terms carefully.  By accessing or using BaretowerForge.com, you signify your agreement to these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not access or use BaretowerForge.com.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

BaretowerForge.com respects the privacy of its users.  Please refer to the our Privacy Policy (found here: Privacy Policy) which explains how we collect, use, and disclose information that pertains to your privacy.  When you access or use BaretowerForge.com you signify your agreement to this Privacy Policy.

 

USE RESTRICTIONS

Your permission to use BaretowerForge.com is conditioned upon the following Use Restrictions and Conduct Restrictions: You agree that you will not under any circumstances:

·    post any information that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory, libelous, or racially, sexually, religiously, or otherwise objectionable and offensive;

·    use BaretowerForge.com for any unlawful purpose or for the promotion of illegal activities;

·    attempt to, or harass, abuse or harm another person or group;

·    interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Service;

·    make any automated use of the system, or take any action that we deem to impose or to potentially impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our servers or network infrastructure;

·    bypass any robot exclusion headers or other measures we take to restrict access to BaretowerForge.com or use any software, technology, or device to scrape, spider, or crawl BaretowerForge.com or harvest or manipulate data; or

·    publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another user’s browser or computer.

 

ONLINE CONTENT DISCLAIMER

Opinions, advice, statements, offers, or other information or content made available through BaretowerForge.com, but not directly by Baretower Forge World Film Competition, are those of their respective authors, and should not necessarily be relied upon.  Such authors are solely responsible for such content.  Baretower Forge World Film Competition does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information on the Service and neither does Baretower Forge World Film Competition adopt nor endorse, nor is Baretower Forge World Film Competition responsible for, the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made by parties other than Baretower Forge World Film Competition. Baretower Forge World Film Competition takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third party posts or sends over the Service.  Under no circumstances will Baretower Forge World Film Competition be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyone’s reliance on information or other content posted on the Service, or transmitted to users.

 

LINKS TO OTHER SITES AND/OR MATERIALS

As part of BaretowerForge.com, Baretower Forge World Film Competition may provide you with convenient links to third party website(s) (“Third Party Sites”) as well as content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (the “Third Party Applications, Software or Content”).  These links are provided as a courtesy to Service subscribers.  The Company has no control over Third Party Sites and Third Party Applications, Software or Content or the promotions, materials, information, goods or services available on these Third Party Sites or Third Party Applications, Software or Content.  Such Third Party Sites and Third Party Applications, Software or Content are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by Baretower Forge World Film Competition, and Baretower Forge World Film Competition is not responsible for any Third Party Sites accessed through the Site or any Third Party Applications, Software or Content posted on, available through or installed from the Site, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices or other policies of or contained in the Third Party Sites or the Third Party Applications, Software or Content.  Inclusion of, linking to or permitting the use or installation of any Third Party Site or any Third Party Applications, Software or Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by Baretower Forge World Film Competition. If you decide to leave the Site and access the Third Party Sites or to use or install any Third Party Applications, Software or Content, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern.  You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from BaretowerForge.com or relating to any applications you use or install from the site.

 

COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS

(a) Termination of Repeat Infringer Accounts. Baretower Forge World Film Competition respects the intellectual property rights of others and requests that the users do the same.  Pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 512(i) of the United States Copyright Act, the Company has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of users of the Service who are repeat infringers. Baretower Forge World Film Competition may terminate access for participants or users who are found repeatedly to provide or post protected third party content without necessary rights and permissions.

(b) DMCA Take-Down Notices.  If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe, in good faith, that any materials provided on the Service infringe upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (see 17 U.S.C 512) (“DMCA”) by sending the following information in writing to Baretower Forge World Film
Competition’s customer support at info@BaretowerForge.com:

 

  • The date of your notification;
  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • A description of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information sufficient to enable us to locate such work;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and/or email address;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

(c) Counter-Notices. If you believe that your User Content that has been removed from the Site is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your User Content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to our copyright agent using the contact information set forth above:

  • Your physical or electronic signature;
  • A description of the content that has been removed and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and email address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in New York and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

If a counter-notice is received by Baretower Forge World Film Competition, we may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing such person that it may reinstate the removed content in 10 business days.  Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may (in Baretower Forge World Film Competition discretion) be reinstated on the Site in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice.

 

LICENSE GRANT

By submitting to Baretower Forge World Film Competition, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have a right to grant, to Baretower Forge World Film Competition a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Content, if applicable, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for use in connection with BaretowerForge.com

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

You acknowledge and agree that we and our licensors retain ownership of all intellectual property rights of any kind related to BaretowerForge.com, including applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary rights.  Other product and company names that are mentioned on BaretowerForge.com may be trademarks of their respective owners. We reserve all rights that are not expressly granted to you under this Agreement.

 

EMAIL MAY NOT BE USED TO PROVIDE NOTICE

Communications made through BaretowerForge.com’s e-mail and messaging system, will not constitute legal notice to Baretower Forge World Film Competition or any of its officers, employees, agents or representatives in any situation where notice to Baretower Forge World Film Competition is required by contract or any law or regulation.

 

USER CONSENT TO RECEIVE COMMUNICATIONS IN ELECTRONIC FORM

For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive communications from Baretower Forge World Film Competition in an electronic form via the email address you have submitted; and (b) agree that all Terms of Use, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Baretower Forge World Film Competition provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were in writing.  The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights.

We may also use your email address, to send you other messages, including information about Baretower Forge World Film Competition and special offers. You may opt out of such email by sending an email to info@BaretowerForge.com. Opting out may prevent you from receiving messages regarding Baretower Forge World Film Competition or special offers.

 

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

BARETOWERFORGE.COM, IS PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, BARETOWER FORGE WORLD FILM COMPETITION EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, REGARDING BARETOWERFORGE.COM INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, SECURITY, ACCURACY AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, BARETOWER FORGE WORLD FILM COMPETITION MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION THAT ACCESS TO OR OPERATION OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM YOUR DOWNLOADING AND/OR USE OF FILES, INFORMATION, CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED FROM BARETOWERFORGE.COM. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT PERMIT DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY, SO THIS PROVISION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

LIMITATION OF DAMAGES; RELEASE

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL BARETOWER FORGE WORLD FILM COMPETITION, ITS AFFILIATES, DIRECTORS, OR EMPLOYEES, OR ITS LICENSORS OR PARTNERS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, USE,  OR DATA, OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, HOWEVER ARISING, THAT RESULT FROM (A) THE USE, DISCLOSURE, OR DISPLAY OF YOUR USER CONTENT; (B) YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (C) THE SERVICE GENERALLY OR THE SOFTWARE OR SYSTEMS THAT MAKE THE SERVICE AVAILABLE; OR (D) ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH BARETOWER FORGE WORLD FILM COMPETITION OR ANY OTHER USER OF BARETOWERFORGE.COM, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT BARETOWER FORGE WORLD FILM COMPETITION HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, AND EVEN IF A REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.  SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT PERMIT DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY, SO THIS PROVISION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

 

MODIFICATION OF TERMS OF USE

We can amend these Terms of Use at any time and will update these Terms of Use in the event of any such amendments.  It is your sole responsibility to check the Site from time to time to view any such changes in the Agreement.  If you continue to use BaretowerForge.com, you signify your agreement to our revisions to these Terms of Use.  However, we will notify you of material chances to the terms by posting a notice on our homepage and/or sending an email to the email address you provided to us upon registration.  For this additional reason, you should keep your contact and profile information current.  Any changes to these Terms (other than as set forth in this paragraph) or waiver of Baretower Forge World Film Competition’s rights hereunder shall not be valid or effective except in a written agreement bearing the physical signature of an officer of Baretower Forge World Film Competition.  No purported waiver or modification of this Agreement by Baretower Forge World Film Competition via telephonic or email communications shall be valid.

 

GENERAL TERMS

If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion of the Agreement will be construed consistent with applicable law.  The remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. Any failure on the part of Baretower Forge World Film Competition to enforce any provision of this Agreement will not be considered a waiver of our right to enforce such provision.  Our rights under this Agreement will survive any termination of this Agreement.

You agree that any cause of action related to or arising out of your relationship with Baretower Forge World Film Competition must commence within ONE year after the cause of action accrues.  Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred.

These Terms of Use and your use of BaretowerForge.com are governed by the federal laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of West Virginia, without regard to conflict of law provisions.

Baretower Forge World Film Competition may assign or delegate these Terms of Service and/or Baretower Forge World Film Competition’s Privacy Policy, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent. You may not assign or delegate any rights or obligations under the Terms of Service or Privacy Policy without Baretower Forge World Film Competition’s prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment and delegation by you is void.

 

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF USE, UNDERSTAND THE TERMS OF USE, AND WILL BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THESE TERMS OF USE TOGETHER WITH THE PRIVACY POLICY REPRESENT THE COMPLETE AND EXCLUSIVE STATEMENT OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN US AND THAT IT SUPERSEDES ANY PROPOSAL OR PRIOR AGREEMENT ORAL OR WRITTEN, AND ANY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN US RELATING TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT.