Terms of Service

Effective August 1, 2020

  1. AAbout Us:

Welcome the website hosted on Aniacieske.com (the “Website”). The owner of this Website (“Aniacieske”, “us”, “we”, or “our”) provides news and information relating to Lee District, Virginia and global issues that impinge upon Lee District, Virginia. We do this through the Website and the services otherwise offered by us (together with the Website, Content, and all of the products and services offered by us, our “Services”). By accessing or using our Services, you the end user of our Services ( “User(s)”, “you”, or “your”), expressly agree to be bound to and to abide by these Terms of Service (“Terms”), our Privacy Policy, and any other policy we may develop from time to time (collectively, “Policies”), which create legal and enforceable agreements whether or not you register for a user account with us (an “Account”), or whether or not you obtain, transmit, post, send, receive, link, email, submit, upload, download, or otherwise communicate (“Transmit”): Free Content, Subscription Content, User Content (defined below), text, ratings, images, video, audio, graphics, links, electronic messages, or any other input or data (together with Free Content, Subscription Content, and User Content, collectively, “Content”) in connection with the Services. If you do not agree to be bound to or to abide by these Terms of Service and our other Policies, do not browse our Website or use our Services.

BY ACCESSING OUR SERVICES, YOU (ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF OR THE ENTITY THAT YOU REPRESENT) REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE RIGHT, AUTHORITY, AND CAPACITY TO ENTER INTO THESE TERMS (ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF OR THE ENTITY THAT YOU REPRESENT) AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE PROVISIONS, CONDITIONS AND NOTICES CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS JUST AS IF YOU HAD SIGNED THESE TERMS.

THESE TERMS CONTAIN A DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION PROVISION, INCLUDING CLASS ACTION WAIVER THAT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THESE TERMS AND WITH RESPECT TO DISPUTES YOU MAY HAVE WITH US.

  1. BTerms of Service:

1Service Conditions.

You cannot use the Services unless you are at least 18 years of age. By accessing the Services, you represent and warrant to us that: you are at least 18 years of age; you have the right, authority and capacity to agree to, and abide by these Terms; and you shall not use any rights granted hereunder for any unlawful purpose or for any purpose which violates these Terms, as determined by us.

2. Privacy Policy.

By using our Services, you agree to the provisions of our Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated by reference. You further agree that we may disclose Personal Data (as defined in our Privacy Policy) according to our Privacy Policy, as determined by us. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

3Mobile Devices.

If you are accessing the Services via a computer, mobile device, or tablet which is owned or controlled by you (a “Device”) then, you understand and agree that use of the Services via your Device may result in data or other charges from your Internet communication service provider and you expressly release, indemnify, hold harmless, and defend us from any and all liability relating to any such charges and/or your Device.

4. Accounts.

To Use certain aspects of our Services, you must create an Account. If you choose to create an Account with us, then you agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information as prompted by our registration form, and to maintain and promptly update the information you provide to us in order to keep such information true, accurate, current and complete. It is your obligation to maintain and control passwords to your Account. YOU AGREE THAT YOU ARE SOLELY AND FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTIVITIES OR ACTIONS TAKEN UNDER YOUR ACCOUNT, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE AUTHORIZED SUCH ACTIVITIES OR ACTIONS. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized uses of your username and password and/or any other breaches of security. There is no assumption by us of your responsibility to notify your local law enforcement agency of any identity theft. You agree we will not be liable for any loss or damages caused by your failure to comply with your security obligations.

5. Access to Content.

(a) Free Content. Whether or not you create an Account or purchase a Subscription, a portion of our Services provides Users with access to certain Content free of charge, Aniacieske’s current feature story on Lee District, VA matters, the Status pieces for the three global issues, regular quality of life news updates, and links to ten useful sites and other Content available on our Website which is not Subscription Content (collectively, “Free Content”).

These Terms grant you a personal, revocable, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable limited and temporary license to access and use the Free Content, subject to these Terms.

(b) Subscription and Membership. To gain access to certain features and Content on our Services, you must purchase a subscription to access our Services for fee (a “Subscription or Membership”). The price of the Subscription or Membership and the duration of the Subscription or Membership period will be displayed on our Website or otherwise communicated to you by us, the provisions of which are hereby incorporated herein. You agree that we may provide you with notices prior to the expiration of your Subscription or Membership period, but that we have no obligation to do so. To ensure uninterrupted Subscription or Membership access to the Services, you must remit payment on or before the expiration of the applicable Subscription or Membership period. We will not automatically renew your Subscription or Membership. If we do not receive timely payment from you prior to the expiration of the applicable Subscription or Membership period or if the payment in connection with your Subscription or Membership fails for any reason, we reserve the right to restrict your access to the Services, as determined by us. For instructions regarding canceling your Subscription, see Section 12 below.

(c) Subscription or Membership Content. Descriptions of the Content provided in connection with each Subscription or Membership will be displayed on our Website or otherwise communicated to you by us, the provisions of which are hereby incorporated herein, and the applicable Content will be made available via the Services to you with the purchase of the applicable Subscription level (collectively, “Subscription or Membership Content”).

6Updates.

You agree that we may (and reserve the right to) modify, update, add, remove, alter and/or discontinue the Services, Content (including, Subscription Content, and Free Content), and/or the Website, in whole or in part, with or without notice and without penalty at any time, as determined by us in our sole discretion.

7. Payment and Refunds

(a) Payment. In connection with any items or Subscription or Membership you purchase using the Services, you agree to pay us the amounts displayed on the Website or in an applicable purchase order, each as determined by us. The policies and prices that are disclosed to you when you purchase a Subscription or Membership or other Services are a part of these Terms. Further, you authorize us to charge your chosen payment method (credit card, debit card, et cetera) in connection with all fees, costs, and other amounts incurred by you in the Services, as determined by us. In connection with any fees, costs, and other amounts paid by you, you agree: (i) to only provide valid and current payment information; (ii) that we may use the tools, software or services of the payment processor selected by us from time to time (currently, Stripe, Inc., our “Payment Processor”) to process fees, costs, and other amounts as well as transactions on our behalf; (iii) to promptly pay all amounts which are due and payable to us upon demand; and (iv) to abide by the terms and policies of our Payment Processor. We are not responsible or liable for any activities or conduct of our Payment Processor, and you agree to hold us harmless, indemnify, defend, and expressly release us, from any and all liability relating to the conduct of our Payment Processor. All amounts shall be paid in US Dollars.

(b) Refunds. We have the right, but no obligation, to provide refunds of fees paid to us by you in connection with a Subscription, as determined solely by us.

 8. Third Parties.

From time to time, we may engage third parties to assist us in providing certain aspects of the Services. You agree that we may engage such third parties in providing Services to you, as determined by us.

 9Content Generally.

(a) By Us. All Content on the Website, or obtained from a Linked Site are provided to you ‘AS IS’, ‘AS AVAILABLE’ and ‘WITH ALL FAULTS’. We provide the Website for informational purposes only and any statements on the Website are opinions of the author. We expressly disclaim all liability related to the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, guidance, or Content Transmitted by us or available through our Website or reliance on any of the aforementioned. We will do our best to provide top-quality services to you. However, the Content published through the Website may also include inaccuracies or typographical errors. We do not warrant or represent that the Content available through our Website is complete or up-to-date.

(b) Linked Sites.

(i) Our Services may link to other sites by allowing you to leave our Services to access third party material or by bringing third party material into our Services via ‘inverse’ hyperlinks and framing technology (a “Linked Site”). The appearance, availability, or your use of URLs or hyperlinks to Linked Sites referenced or included anywhere on the Services or any other form of link or re-direction of your connection to, with or through the Services, does not constitute an endorsement by, nor does it incur any obligation, responsibility or liability on the part of Aniacieske or its Affiliates. We have no discretion to alter, update, or control the Content on a Linked Site. We do not verify, endorse, or have any responsibility for, any such Linked Sites, their business practices (including their privacy policies), or any goods or services associated with or obtained in connection with any Linked Site, whether the or not our logo(s) or sponsorship identification is on the Linked Site as part of a co-branding or promotional arrangement. If any Linked Site obtains or collects personal information from you, in no event shall we assume or have any responsibility or liability. Please read our Privacy Policy which describes how we collect and use your personal information.

(ii) Third Party Products and Services. When you use our Services to purchase products or services from a Linked Site, you are purchasing that product or service directly from the third party Linked Site. Your order is placed with, filled by, and shipped by that third party Linked Site. We have no involvement in any shipment, fulfillment, returns, or refunds associated with any products or services that you purchase from a Linked Site or third party. You understand that you must contact the third party Linked Site directly for inquiries related to your purchase, including but not limited to: returns, shipping, customer service, refunds, or general information. By using our Services, you expressly represent and warrant that you will abide by and will not violate any policies, rules, terms, or conditions of that third party Linked Site.

(iii) Ads. Our Services may display third party advertisements, promotional material, and Linked Sites. We may be compensated for clicks or purchases in connection with these third party advertisements, promotional material, and Linked Sites.

(c) Transmitted by You.

(i) You agree that you are solely responsible for and retain all rights in the Content that you Transmit using our Services and otherwise Transmit to us or other Users (collectively, “User Content”). You represent and warrant to us that you shall not: Transmit User Content that: (A) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, or physical or mental illness to you, to any other person, (B) may cause loss or damage to any person or property; (C) involves or contributes to a violation of criminal or civil law; (D) contains Content that we deem to be unlawful, harmful, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, defamatory, infringing, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, harassing, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, threatening, profane, obscene, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable; (E) contains Content that you do not have a right to disclose under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (F) infringes on the intellectual property rights of others; or (G) violates any provision of the use restrictions in Section 11. YOU AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANOTHER’S MISUSE OR MISAPPROPRIATION OF ANY OF YOUR USER CONTENT.

(ii) You retain ownership of any copyrights relating to your User Content. However, you also agree that by Transmitting User Content to us and/or Transmitting User Content anywhere within, on, or using the Website, you hereby grant to us and represent and warrant to us that you have all rights necessary to grant to us a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, cost-free, royalty-free license to use, copy, sell, rent, license, sublicense, display, publicly perform, create derivative works of, distribute, store, archive, transform, edit, alter, distort, modify, add to, subtract from, enhance, broadcast, telecast, duplicate, distribute, and/or otherwise exploit your User Content, each as determined exclusively by us, in all forms of media and forms of exploitation, now known or hereafter created including but not limited to, one or more social media accounts including but not limited to, facebook.com (“Social Media Profiles”), websites, film, television, radio, and/or print, each as determined exclusively by us. In order to further effect the rights and license that you grant to us regarding your User Content, you also hereby grant to us the unconditional, perpetual, irrevocable right to use and exploit your name, persona, image, photograph, and likeness that you provide in connection with any User Content, without any obligation or compensation to you. To the extent any ‘moral rights’, ‘ancillary rights’, or similar rights in or to the User Content exists and are not licensed to us hereby, you agree not to enforce any such rights and you shall procure the same agreement not to enforce from any others who may possess such rights. Without limiting the scope of the license granted to us by you hereunder or any future grant of rights, consents, agreements, assignments, and waivers you may make with respect to User Content, and to the extent allowed by applicable law, you hereby ratify any prior grant of rights, consents, agreements, assignments and waivers made by you with respect to your User Content. You further acknowledge and agree that no compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your User Content or any of the rights granted to us in these Terms. You agree that the license granted by you in this Section 9(c)(ii) shall be binding upon you, your heirs, legal representatives, assigns, transferees and successors in interest and shall survive any termination of these Terms, of your Account, and/or your license to use and access the Website. You agree that any User Content you Transmit is not being disclosed in confidence or trust and that no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created between you and us in any way. For clarity, and without altering the forgoing, generally, while you retain the copyrights in your User Content, we can do anything we desire with your User Content just as if we owned the User Content and any copyrights therein.

(iii) You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise possess all necessary rights with respect to your User Content, that you are able to and authorized to grant us the license in your User Content listed in Section 9(c)(ii) above, that your User Content does not and will not infringe, misappropriate, use or disclose without authorization or otherwise violate any copyright, trade secret right or other intellectual property or other property right of any third party, and that your User Content is not unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, as determined by us.

(iv) You agree that we may but are not obligated to: filter any User Content including but not limited to, deleting or replacing expletives or other harmful or offensive language; refuse to display any User Content; remove User Content from our Services for any reason or no reason, as determined by us; and/or disclose any User Content and the circumstances surrounding the use thereof, to any third party for any reason or no reason, as determined by us. We are not responsible for, and will have no liability for, the removal or non-removal of any Content from our Services.

(v) You agree and understand that you may be held legally responsible for damages suffered by other Users or third parties as the result of your remarks, information, feedback or other User Content Transmitted on our Services that is deemed defamatory or otherwise legally actionable. Under the Federal Communications Decency Act of 1996, we are not legally responsible, nor can it be held liable for damages of any kind, arising out of or in connection to any defamatory or otherwise legally actionable remarks, information, feedback or other Content made available on our Services. Further, you agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend us from any liability and/or damages relating to any User Content Transmitted by you or by a third person using your Account.

(d) Transmitted by Users or Others. We do not endorse and are not responsible for (i) the Content provided by other Users, (ii) the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, statement, or Content made through our Services, (iii) any Content provided on Linked Sites, or (iv) the capabilities or reliability of any items or service obtained from a Linked Site. There are risks involved with relying on information on our Services, and you expressly assume those risks when using our Services. Under no circumstance will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any Content, items, other information, or services obtained through our Services or a Linked Site.

10. Intellectual Property.

(a) Trademarks. The mark Aniacieske and all other graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, service names and other Content that we use, manage or control are trademarks, registered trademarks or trade dress of ours or our subsidiaries, officers, employees, independent contractors, suppliers, representatives, advertisers, licensors, licensees, successors, assigns, agents, partners, or other affiliate (collectively “Affiliates”) in the United States or other countries or both. No one may use these trademarks or trade dress in connection with any product or service that is not our product or service without our express written permission in a separate instrument, which may be withheld by us in our absolute discretion. All other trademarks that appear on our Services are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to or sponsored by us or any of our Affiliates.

(b) Copyright. Except in the case of Content under license to us, we claim a copyright, and all copyright protection afforded, under international, United States and the State of New York laws to all text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, software (ours or our software suppliers), and all other Content on the Website. The compilation of all Content on the Website is our exclusive property, and it is similarly protected. We also claim a copyright, and all copyright protection afforded, under international, United States and the laws of the State of New York to all material described in the trademarks section above. Your access to all information and Content located on the Website is strictly permitted through the license granted to you under these Terms. Except for the license granted to you in these Terms and for the licenses granted to us in these Terms, all rights, title and interest in Content, in all languages, formats and media throughout the world, including all copyrights, are and will continue to be the exclusive property of ours and other parties. Except as permitted by these Terms, you are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works, or otherwise exploiting any Content available on or through the Website without our prior written permission, or in the case of Content owned by a third party, without first receiving permission from the owner of that Content. You may not alter or remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from copies of the Content.

(c) Infringement Claims. We respect the intellectual property of others and ask that Users do the same. In connection with the Website, we have adopted and implemented a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) policy respecting intellectual property that provides for the removal of any infringing or unauthorized materials and for the termination of a User’s ability to use our Website, in appropriate circumstances, if we determine that User is infringing on the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that a User is, through the use of the Website, unlawfully infringing by submitting unauthorized Content, and wish to have the allegedly infringing or unauthorized material removed, the following information in the form of a written notification (pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512) must be provided to our designated copyright agent (“Designated Agent”): your physical or electronic signature; identification of the works or rights that you claim to have been infringed; identification of the Content on the Website that you claim is infringing and that you request us to remove; sufficient information to permit us to locate such Content; your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the objectionable Content is not authorized by the copyright or other rights 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 either the owner of the copyright or other right that has allegedly been infringed or violated or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright or other rights owner. Note that, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512, any misrepresentation of material fact in a written notification automatically subjects the complaining party to liability for any damages, costs and attorney’s fees incurred by us in connection with the written notification and allegation of copyright infringement.  Our Designated Agent is:

Robert J. Riccio

Aniacieske, LLC

[email protected]

4608 Picot Road

Alexandria, VA 22310

USA

11Use Restrictions.

You may not use or plan, encourage or help others to use our Services for any purpose or in any manner that is prohibited by these Terms or by applicable law. In using our Services, you agree at all times that you shall not: (a) infringe on the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Aniacieske, a User, or a third party (b) copy, distribute, or modify any part of our Services without our prior written authorization; (c) Transmit inappropriate, inaccurate, false, or misleading Content to our Services; (d) Transmit any Content which contains software viruses, or other harmful computer code, files or programs; (e) Transmit Content that falsely states, impersonates or otherwise misrepresents your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym, or misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present; (f) make threats or use profanity; (g) harass, stalk or intimidate other Users; (h) manipulate or exclude identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content; (i) disrupt the networks connected to our Services, including but not limited to by: attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our Services, attempting to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization, or attempting to interfere with our Services or a User, by means such as overloading, ‘flooding’, ‘mailbombing’ or ‘crashing.’; (j) circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of our Services or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or that enforce limitations on use of our Services; (k) collect Content, personally identifying information, and/or other information from our Services, or otherwise access our Services, by using any automated means, including but not limited to, ‘robots’, ‘spiders’, ‘scrapers’ and ‘offline readers’, without our prior written approval which we may withhold in our discretion; (l) modify, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, create derivative works based on, sublicense, sell, or distribute the Services; (m) rent or lease any rights in the Services in any form to any third party or make the Services available or accessible to third parties; (n) use any communications systems provided by our Services to send unsolicited or unauthorized commercial communications, including but not limited to by email, SMS, MMS, or any other means; (o) remove, alter or obscure any proprietary notice or identification, including copyright, trademark, patent or other notices displayed on our Services; (p) mislead or attempt to mislead or defraud or attempt to defraud or conceal any information relating to Content or other information that you provide to us; (q) link, deep link, ‘frame’ or ‘mirror’ any part of the Services without our prior consent; or (r) use our Services to violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations, or for any unlawful, harmful, or inappropriate purpose, or in any manner that breaches these Terms or is otherwise objectionable, as determined by us in our sole discretion.

 12Termination, Restriction and Suspension.

(a) Termination By You. You may cancel your Account and/or Subscription at any time for any reason or no reason by providing written notice (email to [email protected] is acceptable). Termination of your Account and/or Subscription will be effective within a reasonable time after we receive notification of your desire to cancel, as determined by us.

(b) By us. We retain the right to terminate, restrict, or suspend these Terms, your Account, your Subscription, and/or your license to access or use the Website at any time in our absolute and sole discretion, without prior notice, in the event we (i) have reason to believe you have breached any portion of these Terms, our Privacy Policy, or other Polices, as determined by us, or (ii) determine in our sole discretion that your use of the Website is in any way objectionable.

(c) Effects of Termination. Upon expiration or termination of your Subscription, the licenses granted under Section 5(b) will automatically terminate and you will no longer have the right to access or use any Subscription Content.

(d) After Termination. Upon termination of your Account, Subscription and/or any license to access or use any portion of the Services granted by these Terms for any reason, you agree that we may restrict your access and/or use of any portion of the Services and we may take any measures we deem necessary to prevent you from accessing the Services, including by blocking your IP address. You agree that we are not obliged to retain or provide to you any Content or Personal Data (as defined in our Privacy Policy) which was collected by us, but we may elect to do so in our sole discretion, for a duration determined by us.

13DISCLAIMERS.

THE WEBSITE, CONTENT, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ‘AS IS’, ‘AS AVAILABLE’ AND ‘WITH ALL FAULTS’ WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. YOU ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY AND ALL DAMAGE OR LOSS FROM USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WITH RESPECT TO THE WEBSITE, CONTENT, AND/OR SERVICES, ANIACIESKE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, ACCURACY, SECURITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUIET TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. ANIACIESKE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR NEEDS, EXPECTATIONS, BE TO YOUR SATISFACTION. ANIACIESKE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, BUG-FREE, OR MALWARE-FREE BASIS. ANIACIESKE MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM ANIACIESKE OR THROUGH THE SERVICES OR CONTENT, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES DO NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW.

 14. Release and Waiver of Claims.

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, YOU ON BEHALF OF YOURSELF OR THE ENTITY THAT YOU REPRESENT, YOUR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES AND YOUR HEIRS, HEREBY VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO RELEASE, WAIVE, AND DISCHARGE all claims, actions, demands, suits, or proceedings (“Claims”) against US and our AFFILIATES, including any and all liability for actual and/or consequential damages, costs and expenses (including litigation costs and attorneys’ fees) of every kind and nature arising from or in any way related to (a) THE WEBSITE, (B) CONTENT ANd/OR YOUR USER CONTENT, and/or (c) any inaccuracy, untimeliness, or incompleteness of ANY AND ALL CONTENT obtained or accessed by or through the Website. FURTHER, if YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, you waive your rights under California Civil Code Section 1542, which states, “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.” You understand that any fact relating to any matter covered by THESE TERMS may be found to be other than now believed to be true, and accept and assume the risk of such possible differences in fact. In addition, you expressly waive and relinquish any and all rights which you may have had under any other state or federal statute or common law principle of similar effect, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 15Assumption of the Risk.

YOU KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL RISK WHEN USING OR ACCESSING THE SERVICES, WEBSITE, AND/OR CONTENT.

16Limitation of Liability.

TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR DIRECT DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO ANY ASPECT OF THE SERVICES, CONTENT, AND/OR WEBSITE OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE OUR SERVICES, CONTENT, AND/OR WEBSITE, HOWEVER CAUSED, REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OF LIABILITY (BREACH OF CONTRACT, A BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCTS LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) AND EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, OR OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages exceed the greater of (a) one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125) or (b) the fees paid by you to us in the 6 months immediately preceding the event giving rise to the cause of action. The foregoing limitations will apply even if the above stated remedy fails of its essential purpose.

17. Dispute Resolution.

(a) In the event that any dispute arises between us and you, such dispute shall be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Dispute Resolution Procedures and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes of the American Arbitration Association, in Alexandria, Virginia. You shall be liable for and shall reimburse us for our expenses and fees, including attorneys’ fees, in the event any arbitration or litigation arises between us and you. You irrevocably agree and consent to be bound to personal jurisdiction of and venue selection in the state courts located in Alexandria, Virginia or in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division as the case may be, whether either arbitration or litigation arises between us and you. YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION THAT YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICES MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

(b) YOU AGREE THAT YOU MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST US ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS USER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING. UNLESS WE AGREE OTHERWISE, THE DECISION-MAKER MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE OR JOIN MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S OR PARTY’S CLAIMS AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A CONSOLIDATED, REPRESENTATIVE, OR CLASS PROCEEDING. ALSO, THE DECISION-MAKER MAY AWARD RELIEF ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF NECESSITATED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS. ANY RELIEF AWARDED CANNOT AFFECT OTHER USERS.

(c) You agree that irreparable harm to us would occur in the event that any of the provisions of these Terms were not performed fully by you or were otherwise breached by you, and that money damages are an inadequate remedy for breach of the Terms because of the difficulty of ascertaining and quantifying the amount of damage that will be suffered by us in the event that these Terms are not performed in accordance with its provisions or is otherwise breached. It is accordingly hereby acknowledged that, notwithstanding any provision of this Section 17, we shall be entitled to petition the courts listed in Section 17(a) for an injunction or injunctions to restrain, enjoin and prevent a failure to perform these Terms by you, without posting bond or other security, and to enforce specifically such provisions of these Terms.

(d) Dispute Resolution Severability. If a court decides that any term or provision relating to our ability to submit any above-mentioned dispute to arbitration or to the above class action wavier according to this Section 17, the parties agree to litigate any such dispute according to Section 17(a) above and to replace any other such terms or provisions of Section 17(a) or Section 17(b) with a term or provision that is valid and enforceable and that comes closest to expressing the intention of the invalid or unenforceable term or provision, and this Section 17 shall be enforceable as so modified. In any event, the remainder of these Terms will continue to apply.

18. Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless us and our Affiliates from and against any and all Claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from or arising out of, under, or relating to: your use, misuse, or inability to use our Services, including but not limited to your use, misuse, or inability to use any Content; any infringement of a third party’s rights (including but not limited to intellectual property rights); your Device; your breach of representation or warranty; your User Content alterations of, loss of, or unauthorized access to any Content Transmitted or received or not Transmitted or received by you or us; any defamatory, offensive, fraudulent, or illegal use of our Services by you; any accidental or improper disclosure of information; and any violation by you of these Terms or any of our other Policies by you, each as determined by us.

19Survival.

All provisions of these Terms which must or which in accordance with its terms is intended to survive the earlier termination or expiration of these Terms, your Account, your Subscription, and/or any license to access or use any portion of the Website granted by these Terms shall survive the earlier termination or expiration thereof.

20. Notification.

By using the Services, you agree that we may provide you with any notices or other communications about the Services or your Account electronically: (a) via email (in each case to the address that you provide), SMS message, or telephone call (in each case to the phone number that you provide), or (b) by posting to the Website. For notices made by email, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is received by you. We will use best efforts to honor a User’s request to opt out of promotional messages, but under no circumstances will we be liable for Transmitting any Content to Users.

21. Severability; No Waiver.

The representations and warranties and/or covenants set forth herein are each to be construed as a separate agreement, independent of any other provisions of these Terms. Further, the invalidity or unenforceability of any provision, word, phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of these Terms shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision, word, phrase, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of these Terms, and any such invalid or unenforceable provision that is overbroad shall be deemed narrowed to the broadest term permitted by applicable law and shall be enforced as narrowed. If one or more of the provisions in these Terms deemed invalid or unenforceable, then the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. Our failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

22. Assignment.

These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by us, as determined by us. 

23. Our Relationship with You.

Our relationship with you is that of an independent contractor only. Nothing in these Terms shall be deemed or is intended to be deemed, nor shall it cause, you and Aniacieske to be treated as employer-employee, partners, joint venturers, or otherwise as joint associates for profit, or either you or us to be treated as the agent of the other.

24Entire Agreement; Modification.

 These Terms together with our Policies and any other document referenced herein constitutes the entire understanding between us and you with respect to the subject matter hereof. You agree that we may amend, modify, or alter these Terms and/or our Polices at any time in our sole discretion. We will notify you about changes to these Terms by displaying the updated Terms of Service on our Website. You agree that your use of the Services after such notification will constitute acceptance by you of such changes reflected in the updated Terms of Service.

25. Headings; Interpretation.

Section headings in these Terms are for convenience only, and shall not govern the meaning or interpretation of any provision of these Terms. Further, whenever the context requires, all words, including but not limited to defined capitalized terms, will include the masculine, feminine, and neuter, and each word will include the singular form, plural form, and other conjugations of that word.

26. Governing Law; English Language.

You agree that: (a) the Services shall be deemed solely based in Alexandria, Virginia (where we have our headquarters), and (b) the Services shall be deemed passive which does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over us, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Alexandria, Virginia. These Terms, our Privacy Policy, and other Policies are governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and of the United States of America, and without regard to conflicts of law principles. In the event of a conflict between these Terms and a foreign language version of the Terms, the English language version of these Terms shall govern. All disputes, claims and causes of action (and related proceedings) will be communicated in English.

27. Compliance.

You represent and warrant that you shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding use of the Service. We merely provide a platform that provides Content.

28Feedback.

We value your comments and opinions. If you have questions, comments or a complaint about these Terms, you may send a written notice to us at [email protected].