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(b) We do not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, video, sounds, works of authorship, or other materials that you post on or through this Website (collectively, "Content"). After posting Content on or through this Website, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content. By posting Content on or through this Website, you hereby grant to us and to certain third party vendors that we contract with, a license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and distribute such Content for any purpose without compensation to you. This license is nonexclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, sublicensable and worldwide.
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(c) Submissions; Monitoring. The Website provides original commentary, news, tips and trends regarding freelancing. The Website also enables you to post comments and other content to the blog feature of the Website (“Submissions”). We believe that the Website contributes to the freelance community and supports new freelancers, as well as encouraging the healthy exchange of information and viewpoints. We respect your ownership of and responsibility for the content you wish to share. You acknowledge and agree that Operator does not and shall not have any obligation to review Submissions, and therefore we do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of Submissions and we cannot assure that harmful, inaccurate, deceptive, offensive, threatening, defamatory, unlawful or otherwise objectionable Submissions will not appear on the Website. However, you acknowledge and agree that we have the right to monitor and to alter, edit, refuse to post or remove any Submission that you post to the Website, in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason, in our sole discretion, and you agree that we do not have any obligation to use or respond to any Submission. You agree that you shall immediately notify Operator in writing of any objectionable Submissions or other content appearing on the Website.
(d) Submissions: Restrictions. By posting a Submission to the Website, you warrant and represent that (i) you own the proprietary rights to such Submission, and (ii) such Submission does and will not infringe any party’s intellectual property, publicity, privacy, or other rights and that such Submission is and will not be defamatory or libelous. Furthermore, you agree not to post or otherwise submit to the Website any Submission that:
- is fraudulent;
- is designed to interrupt, or destroys or limits the functionality of, any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or interferes with or disrupts the Website, services connected to the Website, or otherwise interferes with operations or services of this Website in any way;
- infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party; including the promoting of an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work;
- is offensive to the Website community or to us, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual or which harasses or harms, or advocates the harassment or harming of another person;
- involves the transmission of “junk mail”, “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming”, or solicits PII from other visitors to the Website;
- promotes information that is false or misleading, or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
- links to materials or other content, directly or indirectly, to which the user posting such material does not have a right to link or which competes in any manner with the Website or Operator;
- violates a person’s rights of publicity and/or privacy; or
- violates any applicable local, state, national, or international law.
You acknowledge that Submissions posted to the Website may be subject to size and usage limitations, and that you are responsible for adhering to such limitations.
(e) Grant of License to Submissions. By posting Submissions to the Website, you automatically grant, and represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Operator, a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), assignable, fully paid, royalty free, worldwide license to use, copy, modify, adapt, publish, derivative works of or incorporate into other works such Submissions, communicate to the public, distribute (through multiple tiers), perform or display such Submissions (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate such Submissions in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing through multiple tiers of sublicensees, including the right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and any other rights over any of the materials contained in such Submissions for any purpose, including for purposes of advertising and publicity on the Website and elsewhere. No Submissions shall impose any obligation on Operator, whether of attribution or otherwise, and Operator shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any such Submissions.
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This Website provides access to a number of professional and other services offered by us and third parties that may be available to users, including reference and educational information. This Website does not, directly or indirectly, provide advice or guidance with respect to such services, including, but not limited to, services concerning your tax and accounting matters, insurance, pension, and retirement plan benefits, or legal issues. This Website makes no claim or representation regarding - and accepts no responsibility for - the quality or reliability of any services provided by third parties to you that may be made accessed through use of this Website. We are not an insurance company, nor do we make any decisions with respect to insurance policy coverage criteria, specific insurance policy terms and conditions, or premiums or other payment obligations in connection with any insurance policy, plan or program or any retirement or pension plan benefit for which you may apply through use of this Website. All such determinations shall be made solely by the applicable insurer or plan administrator. Articles, commentary and other information contained on this Website are intended to be for general academic and illustrative purposes and are not intended to guide the decisions of any individuals.
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LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
We respect the intellectual property of others, and ask our users to do the same. We may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, suspend or terminate the access of and take other action against users, subscribers, registrants and account holders who infringe the copyright rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that this Website contains links or other references to another online location that contains material or activity that infringes your copyright rights, you may notify us by providing the following information (as required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. sec. 512) to our copyright agent set forth below:
- A physical or electronic signature of person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification 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;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- A statement that the complaining party has 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 the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.