Terms of Service
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE FOR THIS WEBSITE BEFORE USING THIS SITE.
By continuing to access, link to, or use this Site, or any Service on this Site, Users are signifying their ACCEPTANCE OF FRONT PAGE.ORG’S TERMS OF SERVICE. Please see Section II.B of the Terms of Service, User Acceptance of the TOS and Any Modifications Thereto, for more information.
2. General Terms
Users represent, warrant, and covenant that they have the power and authority to enter into this agreement and that they are at least eighteen (18) years of age.
By continuing to access, link to, or use the Site, Content, or Services, Users represent that they have read and agree to be bound by the TOS.
Front Page.org reserves the right to amend, remove, or add to this Terms of Service at any time. Such modifications shall be effective immediately. By continuing to access, link to, or use the Site, Content, or Services after modifications to the TOS have been posted, Users signify their Acceptance of the TOS, as modified. While Front Page may notify Users of changes to the TOS via email, account messaging, or Site banners, it is the Users’ responsibility to read the TOS and ensure they understand and abide by its terms. Accordingly, please continue to review the TOS whenever accessing, linking to, or using the Site, Content, or Services.
If, at any time, a User does not wish to accept or continue to accept the TOS, the User may not access, link to, or use the Site, Content, or Services. Additionally, the User must dispose of any Content in the User’s possession pursuant to Section II.C, Termination, below.
Any terms and conditions proposed by a User which are in addition to or which conflict with the TOS are expressly rejected by Front Page.org and shall be of no force or effect.
Users may terminate the TOS, with or without cause, at any time by discontinuing their use of the Site, Content, and Services and destroying all materials obtained therefrom.
Users agree that Front Page may terminate the TOS, or suspend Users’ access to the Site, Content, and Services, without notice and with or without cause, at any time, and effective immediately. The TOS will terminate immediately, without notice from Front Page, if a User, in Front Page’s sole discretion, fails to comply with any provision of the TOS. Front Page shall not be liable to Users or to any Third Parties for the termination or suspension of the Site, Content, or Services, or for any claims related thereto.
Upon termination of the TOS, Users must discontinue their use of the Site, Content, and Services and promptly destroy all materials obtained from the Site, Content, or Services along with any copies thereof.
Users may not use the Site, Content, and Services for any illegal purpose; to violate, or facilitate the violation of, any law or regulation; or in any manner inconsistent with the TOS. Users may not disrupt, interfere with, or attempt to disrupt or interfere with the proper working of the Site, Content, or Services, or any servers or networks connected to the Site, Content, or Services. Users may not obtain, nor attempt to obtain, any Content that Front Page has not intentionally made publicly available, either by public display on the Site or via a visible link on the Site. Users shall not violate the security of the Site or attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, Content, or Services through hacking, password timing, or by any other means. Users may not take or attempt any action that, in Front Page’s sole discretion, imposes or may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load or burden on the Site, Content, Services, or any related technology or infrastructure. Users shall not use or attempt to use any “scraper,” “robot,” “bot,” “spider,” “data mining,” “computer code,” or any other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, process, or methodology to access, acquire, copy, or monitor any portion of the Site, Content, or Services without prior express written consent from Front Page.
The Site, Content, and Services are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, international treaties, and/or other proprietary rights and laws. The Content is also protected as a collective work or compilation under copyright and other laws and treaties. All individual articles, columns, and other elements making up the Content on the Site are also copyrighted works. By continuing to access, link to, or use the Site, Content, or Services, Users:
Users agree to use the Site, Content, and Services solely for their own non-commercial use and benefit. Users agree to not use, distribute, or transfer the Content for the use or benefit of any other person or entity. Users agree to not use, distribute, or transfer the Content in any manner that could compete with the business of Front Page.
Users may not copy, reproduce, distribute, recompile, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, distribute, publish, display, perform, modify, upload to, prepare derivative works from, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of the Content, except that Users may download or print copies of the Content for personal and non-commercial use, provided the User retains all copyright and other proprietary notices. Users may not recirculate, redistribute, or publish the Content without Front Page’s prior written consent, except that Users may use the “share” Service solely to inform others about Front Page Content through the linked social media tools and functions. Upon notice from a recipient of Front Page Content via the “share” Service that the recipient does not wish to receive such Content, Users shall immediately cease using the “share” Service with regard that recipient.
Users may not offer any part of the Site, Content, or Services for sale or distribute it over any other medium without the prior written consent of Front Page. Such distribution includes, but is not limited to, hyperlinking or framing the Site, Content, or Services. Please see Section III of the TOS, Linking and Framing Terms and Conditions, for more information.
Users may not use any of the trademarks, trade names, service marks, copyrights, or logos of Front Page in any manner which creates the impression that such items belong to or are associated with Users. Users may not use any of the trademarks, trade names, service marks, copyrights, or logos of Front page in any manner which creates the impression that Front Page has given Users consent to use such items. Users acknowledge that they have no ownership rights to any such items.
The Site, Content, and Services may not be used to construct a database of any kind. Nor may the Content be reproduced, distributed, or stored, in whole or in part, in databases for access by Users or any Third Party.
Users may not input, distribute, upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any portion of the Site, Content, or Services that:
Users acquire absolutely no rights or licenses to the Content other than the limited right to utilize the Content in accordance with the TOS.
Should a User choose to download Content from the Site, the User must do so in accordance with the TOS. Front Page hereby grants Users a license to use such downloads ONLY for the Users’ own personal, non-commercial use, in accordance with the TOS. Front Page does not transfer any other rights to Users.
Unless Front Page indicates otherwise, if a User submits content to the Site, the User grants Front Page a perpetual, nonexclusive, irrevocable, fully paid, royalty-free, sub-licensable, and transferrable (in whole or in part) worldwide right and license in any and all media, now known or later developed, to use, publish, reproduce, display, modify, transmit, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, copy, and otherwise exploit such User-submitted content for any purpose whatsoever without additional notice, attribution, or consideration to the User or to any other person or entity. Users also permit any other User to access, store, or reproduce such content for that User’s personal use. Users grant Front Page the right to use the name that the User submitted in connection with such content. Users represent and warrant that they own or otherwise control all rights to the content that they submit; that the content and associated information they submit is truthful and accurate; that use of the content they supply does not violate this TOS and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that they will indemnify Front Page for all claims resulting from content they supply.
Front Page disclaims any responsibility and assumes no liability for any content submitted by Users or any Third Party.
Users may be required to register with the Site to obtain access to certain portions of the Site, Contents, and Services. To register with the Site, Users must select a username and a password. Additionally, Users must provide Front Page with certain registration information, all of which must be accurate, truthful, and updated. Front Page reserves the right to refuse to create an account, or revoke an account, if Front Page is unable to verify the authenticity of the submitted registration information. In registering with the Site, Users shall not:
Users shall be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their password. If a User knows or suspects that their account has been subject to unauthorized use, the User must immediately notify Front Page of all relevant details including, but not limited to, any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of password or other sensitive information. Such information should be submitted via email to email@example.com.
Users are fully responsible for all use and activity associated with their accounts, including, but not limited to, use of the account by any Third Party. If the computer system or device on which a User accessed the Site, Content, or Services is sold or transferred to a Third Party, Users represent and warrant that they will delete all cookies and software files obtained by or through use of the Site, Content, or Services. Notwithstanding anything else herein, Front Page reserves the right to pursue all claims against any Third Parties that utilize a User’s account.
Front Page reserves the right to terminate an account, at its sole discretion, at any time, without notice. Users may terminate their account at any time by submitting a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon termination, Users will receive an automated confirmation that the request was received, and the account will be terminated within five (5) business days.
Users agree to maintain only one account with the Site, and certify that they currently have no other account(s) with the Site.
It is strictly prohibited for a User to allow an individual under the age of thirteen (13) years old to use and access their account.
Front Page will NEVER request User account information via email. If a User has received an email, purporting to be from Front Page, that requests the User’s account information, that email is NOT from Front Page.
Users should forward any suspicious emails purporting to be from Front Page to email@example.com. While Front Page appreciates Users’ cooperation in this matter, ultimately, Front Page is not responsible for any Third Party emails, regardless of whether such emails purport to be from Front Page. Users are responsible for securing their own account information, email addresses, electronic devices, and computer networks.
Front Page does not warrant that the Site, Content, or Services is compatible with any particular computer system or technology environment.
Front Page does not warrant that the Site, Content, or Services, including, but not limited to, any communications sent by Front Page, is free of errors, viruses, works, “Trojan horses,” or any other harmful, invasive, or corrupted files. Front Page is not liable for any damage Users may suffer as a result of such destructive features.
Users agree that Front Page shall have no responsibility or liability for:
Front Page does not maintain or control Third Party websites, services, goods, or advertisements that may be referenced in, linked to, or advertised on, the Site, Content, and Services. Users agree that Front Page is not responsible for the availability, content, or accuracy of such Third Party websites, services, goods, or advertisements.
Front Page does not:
Front Page is not responsible for the reliability or continued availability of telephone lines, wireless services, communications media, telecommunications networks, and any equipment or devices that Users utilize to access the Site, Content, or Services. Users understand that, under the TOS, Front Page and Third Party contributors to the Site, Content, or Services may choose at any time to inhibit or prohibit certain Content from being accessed.
Users acknowledge that:
Accordingly, notwithstanding anything set forth herein to the contrary, Front Page shall not be in any way liable, directly or indirectly, to any User or Third Party for any inaccuracies, errors, or omissions in the Site, Content, or Services; for any delays, errors, or interruptions in the transmission or delivery of the Site, Content, or Services; or any loss or damage arising therefrom or occasioned thereby, or by any reason of nonperformance.
Users agree, at their own expense, to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Front Page from and against all Third Party claims, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ and experts’ fees, arising from, or in connection with, Users activities involving the Site, Content, and Services, including, but not limited to:
Users agree to pay all costs, damages, and expenses, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs awarded for or arising from any suit, action, or proceeding involving Third Parties that are attributable to such claims.
Front Page reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any Third Party matter otherwise subject to indemnification by a User. In the event Front Page assumes such control, Users will fully cooperate with Front Page in asserting any available defense.
Front Page does not represent that the Site, Content, or Services are appropriate for use in any particular country, region, or geographic location. Those who choose to access the Site, Content, or Services do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. By downloading or using the Site, Content, or Services, Users represent and warrant that they are not (a) located in, or a national or resident of, any country subject to British Virgin Islands trade sanctions, (b) on any British Virgin Islands Prohibited Party List, or (c) acting on behalf of any person or entity on any such list.
Users accept that Front Page has the right to change the Site, Content, or Services, or the technical specifications of any aspect of the Site, Content or Services, any time and in Front Page’s sole discretion. Users further accept that such changes may result in their being unable to access the Site, Content, or Services.
The failure of Front Page to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
Sections II.A-C, E-K, and M-Q shall survive any termination of the TOS.
The TOS shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the British Virgin Islands, without giving effect to the conflicts of law principles thereof.
Any dispute or claim arising out of or relating to this TOS (a “Dispute”) that is not resolved within thirty (30) days after any party gives the other party formal written notice that a Dispute exists between them, is to be resolved exclusively and finally by confidential arbitration conducted in accordance with this Section. The arbitration shall be conducted using the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) Arbitration Rules by one arbitrator fluent in English appointed in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. The arbitrator shall issue its award in accordance with the applicable law governing this TOS, but follow the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules in all respects that are not explicitly governed by the rules set forth in this Section (which control if they conflict with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules).
The arbitrator shall be (1) a lawyer admitted to practice in a jurisdiction in the United States of America (2) experienced in arbitrating commercial disputes, and (3) unless the Parties to the arbitration consent otherwise, selected in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. The arbitration shall take place in the State of Delaware in the United States of America. In addition, the following shall apply to the arbitration:
Arbitration under this Section is the exclusive method for resolving any Dispute, and User shall not commence any action or proceeding based on any Dispute, except to enforce an arbitrator’s decision as provided in this Section or to compel participation in arbitration.
The section titles in the TOS are used solely for the convenience of Users and Front Page, and have no legal or contractual significance.
If any provision of the TOS is found invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the other provisions of the TOS will remain in force.
3. Linking and Framing Terms and Conditions
USERS MAY NOT LINK TO OR FRAME THIS SITE, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN.
Upon linking to the Site, Content, or Services, pursuant to the TOS, Users will be granted a non-exclusive, non-transferrable, royalty-free sub-license to use the Front Page mark, owned by Front Page, solely for providing an underlined, textual link from Users’ website to the Site. No other use of Front Page’s marks, names, or logos is permitted without express written permission from Front Page.
Without limiting other provisions of the TOS, Users may include a link on their websites to Front Page’s publicly accessible Site pages (i.e., any Site page which does not require a login and password and/or restrict access in another manner). Users may not link to the Site any website containing an inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information that violates any applicable intellectual property, proprietary, privacy or publicity rights.
Front Page is concerned about the integrity of the Site when it is accessed in a manner solely determined by Third Parties or viewed in a setting solely created by Third Parties. Specifically, Front Page is concerned with activities such as bringing up or presenting Content within another website (“framing”). In this regard, and without limiting the provisions of the TOS, Users may not frame any webpage from the Site except with Front Page’s express written permission. Further, Users may not archive, cache, or mirror any Site pages or portions of a Site page. If Users would like to use, reprint, frame, or redistribute any Content other than as permitted herein, Users must request permission from Front Page by submitting a request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the request, Users should include:
– Any specific details about the contemplated linking or framing activities, including the Content or pages of the Site which the User would like to use.
4. Intellectual Property and Notice Requirements
Please send general inquiries regarding intellectual property issues, questions, or concerns to email@example.com.
In accordance with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 512, Front Page hereby provides public notice of its registration with the U.S. Copyright Office of a Designated Agent for receipt of copyright infringement claims (“Claims”) relating to Content posted on or available through this site.
Users of this Site are hereby advised (a) of the actions required to assert a Claim of Infringement (“Claim”) regarding Content (the person filing the claim being, the “Claimant”), (ii) the likely actions and responses from Front Page regarding such Claim, including the possible take-down of the offending Content, and (iii) possible reposting of such Content based on a Counter-Notice from the Content Owner or licensor (collectively, the “Content Owner”). Front Page reserves the right to block or restrict access to this Site for any Users who are repeat violators of this policy or repeat infringers of the rights of Content Owners.
The designated agent to receive any claims of copyright infringement under the DMCA is:
Front Page Copyright Agent
P.O. Box 2107
Middleburg, VA 20118
To be effective, a Claim must be in writing, sent to the Designated Agent at the address provided above, and must include the following information:
Upon the Designated Agent’s receipt of a proper Claim, so long as such information is sufficiently clear and specific as to actionable, Front Page will:
Upon receipt of a Counter-Notice, promptly provide the Claimant with a copy of the Counter-Notice and, at its option, Front Page may inform the Claimant that Front Page will replace the removed Content or cease disabling access thereto from 10-14 business days after receipt of the Counter-Notice unless the Designated Agent receives notice and objective evidence that Claimant (or the authorized person) has filed a court action seeking to restrain the Content Owner from engaging in infringing activity on or through the Site.
To be effective, a Counter-Notice must be in writing and must contain the all or substantially all of the following information from the Content Owner or other authorized person:
Under the DMCA, any person who knowingly and materially misrepresents that any Content or activity is infringing, or that any Content or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, shall be liable for any damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) incurred by the alleged infringer or by Front Page in responding or taking the actions outlined herein in reliance upon such material misrepresentations. Front Page may restrict access to this site, at its sole discretion, for any User who is a repeat violator of this policy or a repeat infringer of the rights of Content Owners.
A trademark can be a word, phrase, design, or symbol that distinguishes the source of particular products or services. “Front Page”TM is an unregistered trademark of Front Page.org, Ltd. From time to time, the Site refers to trademarks, products, and services that belong to third parties and any use of those third-party marks is subject to their respective owners’ rights.
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