Viral PR Agency Terms of Service
Effective 18th April 2012
1. General Terms
a. The Service is not intended for children under 21. By using the Service, you are representing that you are at least 18, or that you are at least 18 years old and have your parents’ permission to use the Service.
b. The Company may prohibit any user from using the Service in its sole discretion at any time for any reason, and is not liable for any damage or loss resulting from such prohibition.
c. You are responsible for using the Service in a private and secure manner. The Company is not liable for any damage or loss due to unauthorized account access resulting from your actions.
d. You may not use the Service for any illegal activity or to violate laws in your jurisdiction.
e. You may not use the Service to distribute unsolicited email (“spam”) or malicious content such as viruses or worms.
f. You may not exploit the Service to access unauthorized information.
g. Any abuse or threatened abuse of other users of the Service or of Company personnel will result in immediate account termination.
h. Any failure of the Company to enforce or exercise a right provided in these terms is not a waiver of that right.
i. Should any provision of these terms be found invalid or unenforceable, the remaining terms shall still apply.
j. This Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreements between you and the Company and supersedes any and all previous agreements, written or oral, between you and the Company, including previous versions of the Terms of Service.
k. These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, without giving effect to principles of conflicts of law. You and the Company each agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms of Service will be filed only in the state or federal courts in and for Cook County, Illinois, and hereby consent and submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.
2. Modification to Service
a. The Company reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Service for any reason, with or without notice.
3. User Conduct and Submissions
a. Subject to the license granted below, any remarks, ideas, graphics, photographs, or other information (collectively, “Content”) communicated to the Account Holder (as defined below) and posted on the Service in a Hosted Area (as defined below) belong to the person who posted such content. You may use any Content posted by you in any other way without restriction. You may only use Content posted by others in the ways described in these Terms of Service.
c. In order to operate and improve the Service, the Company needs the right to make certain uses of your Content as well. Therefore, when you post Content in any Hosted Area, you also agree to grant the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, fully sublicenseable, non-exclusive license to copy, distribute, sell, publicly display, publicly perform and make derivative works of your Content on the Service and on services affiliated with the Service regardless of the form of media used or of whether such services now exist or are developed in the future.
d. The submission of your Content on the Service is entirely voluntary, non-confidential, gratuitous, and non-committal. You understand that the Account Holder may be working on the same or similar Content, that it may already know of such Content from other sources, that it may simply wish to develop this (or a similar Content) on its own or it may have taken/will take some other action. In return for the Account Holder’s review and consideration of your Content, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to the terms enumerated below, and further agree that these terms shall apply to any additional material previously or later submitted:
The Content represents your own original work. You have all necessary rights to disclose the Content to the Account Holder. In doing so, you are not violating the rights of any third party and you know of no other individual or entity whose rights will be infringed upon by the Account Holder’s review and/or use of the Content.
You understand that disclosure of Content to the Account Holder does not establish a confidential relationship or obligate the Account Holder to treat your Content (or any related materials) as secret or confidential.
You understand that the Account Holder has no obligation, either express or implied, to develop or use your Content and that no compensation is due to you or anyone else for any inadvertent or intentional use of your Content, related ideas or ideas derived from your idea. You understand that the Account Holder assumes no obligation with respect to any of your Content unless and until the Account Holder enters into a written contract with you, and then only as expressed in that contract. In the absence of a separate formal contract, your rights shall be limited to those existing under the patent laws of the United States.
If your Content is the subject of a pending or issued patent, you have disclosed or will disclose that fact to the Account Holder. To the extent you hold a patent in the Content, the Account Holder acknowledges that no license under any patent is herein granted to the Account Holder. Any license to use a patented Content shall be in the form of a written contract, in which event the Account Holder’s obligations shall be only those expressed in such contract.
The Account Holder will give your Content such consideration as is warranted by its sole judgment. The Account Holder’s review of your Content shall not be construed as any recognition of the novelty or originality of the Content. The Account Holder is not obligated to give reasons for rejecting your Content or to reveal the Account Holder’s activities that are related to the subject matter of the submitted Content.
Neither the discussion or negotiations between the Account Holder and you relating to the possible purchase or license of the Content, nor the making of any offer for the purchase or license of the Content, shall prejudice the Account Holder in any way, or be construed as recognition of the novelty, originality, priority, other rights or value of the submitted Content. Further, the Account Holder’s consideration or its discussions or negotiations with you will not in any way impair the Account Holder’s right to contest the validity or infringement of your rights.
You acknowledge that the Account Holder, directly or indirectly, may (i) be working on the same Content or a similar Content to the Content, or (ii) already know of such Content from other sources, or (iii) simply wish to develop this Content or as similar to the Content on its own.
You hereby irrevocably release and forever discharge the Company and all Account Holders and their affiliates and subsidiaries (together, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims, damages, liabilities and demands, whether absolute or contingent and of any nature whatsoever, which you now have or hereafter can, shall or may have against the Released Parties or their respecting successors and assigns with respect to the Content, including without limitation in respect of how the Company and its affiliates and subsidiaries, directly or indirectly, use the Content, with the sole exception in respect of the foregoing release and discharge being your right to bring a claim of patent infringement.
e. The Company has the right, but not the obligation, to remove Content that it determines in its sole discretion to be unlawful, offensive, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, that violates any party’s intellectual property, or that is detrimental to the quality or intended spirit of the Service. The Company also has the right, but not the obligation, to limit or revoke the use privileges of account of anyone who posts such Content.
f. The Company reserves the right to remove any Content from the service, at its sole discretion, including unacceptable content.
g. Examples of unacceptable Content or behavior on the Service include:
1.abuse, harassment, threats, flaming or intimidation of any person or organization
2.engaging in or contributing to any illegal activity or activity that violates others’ rights
3.use of derogatory, discriminatory or excessively graphic language
4.providing information that is false, misleading or inaccurate
5.hacking or modifying the Company Service or another Web site to falsely imply an association with the Company
6.implying or pretending to be affiliated with a company or organization with which you are not affiliated, or misrepresenting the extent of your affiliation or role with an affiliated company or organization
7.transmitting worms, viruses or harmful software
9.disclosing personal or proprietary information of another user, person or organization.
h. The Company cannot control all Content posted by third parties to the Service, and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Service you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, indecent, incorrect or objectionable, and you agree that under no circumstances will the Company be liable in any way for any Content, including any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any Content. You understand that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including any reliance on the content, integrity, and accuracy of such Content. If you would like to report objectionable materials, you may use the “Flag for review” feature on any topic or reply. Urgent issues can be reported to support [at] Viral PR Agency [dot] com.
5. Copyright, Ownership, and Data Security
a. The Company owns intellectual property rights to any protectable part of the Service, including but not limited to the design, artwork, functionality, and documentation. You may not copy, modify, or reverse engineer any part of the Service owned by the Company.
b. The Company is not liable for any damages or losses resulting from the Service transmitting information such as invoices and personal messages over unencrypted networks such as email.
c. The Company respects the intellectual property of others. It may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe others’ rights. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide the following information to the Company’s copyright agent:
The Company’s agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
By phone: 855.484.7257
By email: info[at]viralpragency.com
6. Other Terms
a. Representations and Warranties.
c. Viral PR Agency Warranties; Disclaimers.
d. Limitation of Liability and Damages.
Effective 18th April 2012
We value your comments about our privacy statement and invite you to e-mail us with inquiries, suggestions and complaints at: info[at]viralpragency.com.
What Information Is Collected
In order to enhance your user experience and improve the Viral PR Agency Services, Viral PR Agency collects information about you from two sources: (i) information you affirmatively give to us; and (ii) information automatically collected when you visit any of the Viral PR Agency Websites or use any Viral PR Agency Services. Third parties may also collect your information in connection with your use of Viral PR Agency Services.
Information You Provide
When you sign up for Viral PR Agency Services, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself such as your name, email address, billing address, and company name or affiliation. You can view all of the information collected during the registration process by visiting the registration page. You may modify or remove any of your personal information at any time by logging into your account and accessing features that will allow you to edit your profile and account Information.
After you provide such information and set up your account, we may ask you to provide additional information about yourself on an optional basis. We may ask you for certain financial information, including credit card account data or other payment method data, to process payments for some of our services. Viral PR Agency may collect any communication it has with you via any means, including e-mail, telephone, and letters.
Information We Collect Automatically
Information Collected By Third Parties
Viral PR Agency may use services that collect data remotely by using “pixel tags,” “web beacons,” “clear GIFs,” or similar technologies. Such technologies can recognize certain types of information on your web browser, check whether you have viewed a particular web page or email message, and determine, among other things, the time and date on which you viewed them and the IP address of the computer from which you viewed them.
How Information Is Used
Viral PR Agency uses the information it collects from you to deliver Viral PR Agency Services to you and continuously enhance your user experience. Generally speaking, we use the collected information to communicate with you, fulfill your requests, customize the content, improve our products and services, protect our and your rights, and comply with laws and regulations.
We may use your personal information to send you promotional information and updates regarding Viral PR Agency and its products and services. You may choose not to receive such information and opt-out of such future communications by clicking here. All such communications sent to you will also contain instructions for opting-out.
The information that we collect from you may be used in aggregate form in various ways to optimize and improve Viral PR Agency Services. While such information may be based on information about you, it will not identify you personally. We may use such information for the following purposes: website management, administration and security, promotional activities, and research and analysis.
With Whom Information Is Shared
Viral PR Agency may share as it sees fit information that you voluntarily make public, including information that you post on any blogs, message boards, chat rooms or other similar forums, whether or not such forums are owned by Viral PR Agency. Since such public information can be accessed by the public and used by any member of the public, such use by third parties is beyond the control of Viral PR Agency.
If we have your express consent, Viral PR Agency may share your personal information that it collects with business partners, and other third parties that are not affiliated with Viral PR Agency. Note that if you sign up for service from one of our affiliates, we may ask for your consent to share with such third party partner certain of your personal information. While Viral PR Agency is not responsible for the acts of such partners, we encourage all of our partners to adopt privacy policies that protect against the disclosure of personal information to third persons.
Also, in order to provide goods or services that you have requested or to complete a transaction at your request, Viral PR Agency may share your personal information with its third party service providers, including companies that assist with payment processing, business analytics, data processing, account management, and other services. We require these companies to agree that they will only use personal information about you that they have obtained from us to provide us with specific services that we have requested and not for any other purpose.
Non-Personal Information and Aggregate Data
Viral PR Agency may share with third parties your personal information and related aggregated data. For example, Viral PR Agency may share IP addresses of its users to provide anonymous aggregated data to business partners about the volume of use on the Viral PR Agency Services and the specific Viral PR Agency Services in which users are most interested. Because this form of data does not identify particular users, these third parties will not be able to contact you based solely on this data.
Change of Control
If Viral PR Agency sells all or part of its business, or makes a sale or transfer of assets, or is otherwise involved in a merger or business transfer, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy, Viral PR Agency may transfer your personal information and non-personal information to one or more third parties as part of such transaction.
How You Can Control The Information We Collect, Use And Share
You have the choice about whether to disclose your personal information or other information about yourself to Viral PR Agency. Regardless of your choices with respect to promotional communications and updates regarding content, Viral PR Agency may send you administrative messages, service announcements, terms and conditions of your account, or other similar communications, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
How Information Is Protected
Your Viral PR Agency accounts may be secured by member-created passwords, in which case reasonable precautions are taken to ensure that your account information is kept private. You are responsible for keeping your passwords confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. Viral PR Agency uses reasonable measures to protect your information stored within our databases, and we restrict access to such information to those employees who need access to perform their job functions, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Despite these efforts, please note that we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of your information. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of your information at any time.
Users From Outside The United States
US-EU Safe Harbor Framework
Viral PR Agency complies with the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. Viral PR Agency has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view our certification page, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
Viral PR Agency, Inc.
Attn: Chief Executive Officer
Viral PR Agency has further committed to refer unresolved privacy complaints under the Safe Harbor Principles to an independent dispute resolution mechanism, the BBB EU SAFE HARBOR, operated by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint, or if your complaint is not satisfactorily addressed by Viral PR Agency, you may contact the BBB EU SAFE HARBOR program at the address below:
Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
BBB EU SAFE HARBOR
4200 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 800
Arlington, VA 22203
Contacting Viral PR Agency
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of the Viral PR Agency Website and Viral PR Agency Services, or your dealings with Viral PR Agency, please contact us at: info[at]viralpragency.com.
Viral PR Agency Inc.
Forum Terms of Service and Guidelines
Effective 17th November 2012
The purpose of the Forum is to provide a place for the community to gather, socialize and talk with like-minded people in a safe and welcoming environment. To achieve this, we strive to maintain an atmosphere that can be enjoyed by all and we ask all members of the community to be respectful at all times. This means please use etiquette and politeness. Treat people with kindness, gentleness and respect. If you do this, the rest of the code of conduct won't need more than a cursory mention.
All posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author of each post. Those liable for the content of posts and private messages are the ones submitting the material, and not the administrators, moderators, webmaster, the Viral PR Agency community, Viral PR Agency, or anyone else.
This is a moderated forum, but only in the sense that we act to deal with content that violates the forum code of conduct when we become aware of it. The staff of this forum attempt to edit or remove any objectionable or illegal material as quickly as possible. However, with the volume of activity it is impossible to review every message.
Users agree not to post anything abusive, rude, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, advertising or marketing related, or sexually-oriented. Material that suggests illegal activity or contains illegal content is also forbidden. We do not support circumventing TOS, EULA, etc. here. Such threads will be closed and offending users will be penalized with infractions and warnings. Also, our forums are used by people at work and school and we want to ensure they will not encounter material that will cause them problems or cause their access to our site to be limited, so all content should be safe for work and school.
Users posting any content that violates this code of conduct may receive a warning or an infraction that creates a record of the behavior and will be connected to the account (this record is only visible by the member and staff), may have their posts edited or removed, may have their account or IP address banned temporarily or permanently, and could have a report filed against them to their internet access provider. The IP addresses of all users are recorded to provide evidence or assist in enforcing these rules.
Posts which violate any part of this Code of Conduct may be edited or moved to a special holding area called "The Jail" where they are preserved as evidence. Posts in The Jail are only visible to staff members and the original poster. The only exception are spam, or advertising-related posts, which are temporarily moved to a sub forum of the Jail called “Spamalot”, which is cleaned out from time to time.
Finally, you agree that forum staff have the right to remove, edit, move or close any post, topic or thread at any time they see fit following the guidelines outlined below. You agree that the staff of this forum have the right to send a private message with a warning and/or censor any forum user who is in violation of forum policy.
Respect for Others
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but no one is entitled to attack others for sharing, or not sharing, that opinion. If you can't communicate without using combative, aggressive, or demeaning language, then please keep those comments to yourself, or be shown the door. Deliberately inflammatory threads; posts written with the sole intention of irritating people; attacks toward or inappropriate commentary regarding Viral PR Agency staff, creators, or other posters; or attempts to derail a thread will be removed, as will your forum privileges.
Respect for the Site and its Content
We put a lot of work into the content on the site, and if you've just shown up to trample on that hard work, we will remove your comments and ask you to leave. Constructive criticism is welcomed; negativity for its own sake is not. Further, discussions instructing or otherwise advocating the circumvention of Viral PR Agency's advertisements, site sponsors, security mechanisms, media protections or similar facilities will not be tolerated. If we find you being slanderous with regard to any part of Viral PR Agency, you will be penalized. This includes, but is not limited to communication of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give Viral PR Agency, an individual creator, advertiser, site sponsor, product, group, government or nation a negative image. In short, if you say something you better be able to back it up with fact.
Our forums are a place to talk with like-minded people, not a place to advertise your blog, webpage, YouTube channel or commercial enterprise. Your profile has a place for such things, and that is where it should stay.
Similarly, posts including, advocating, or linking to illegal or adult material are a very quick way to end your time as part of Viral PR Agency community. Examples of these are:
• Ad Blockers
• Illegal Drugs in the United States
• Illegal Acts in the United States
• Sexist, Racist or Perverted Remarks
Posting Photos and Video
Any pictures or videos that are vulgar, racist, hateful, spam or contain advertisements or nudity will be taken down immediately.
We encourage you to use caution and not reveal information that you do not want to make public in your postings. Any personal information that you post can be obtained and used by others. Anything you post in the Forum, you post at your own risk. You use the Forum at your own risk. In any online forum like Forum(s), it is not possible to be sure that other users are who they say they are, know what they say they know, or are affiliated with whom they say they are affiliated.
By participating in the Forum(s), including the posting of content and sending of messages, you agree that you will not upload, post, or otherwise transmit any content (including text, links, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information) that: (i) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, vulgar, profane, sexually explicit, obscene, racially or ethnically offensive or otherwise objectionable; (ii )infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party; (iii) constitutes advertising or promotion, junk mail, "spamming," chain letters, or any other form of unauthorized solicitation.; (iv) contains software viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or any other computer code or files that are designed to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software or hardware; (v) provides any non-public information about Viral PR or any other company or person without the proper authorization to do so. ; (vi) Intentionally interferes with the operation of the Forum(s) or with a fellow user's message box, without limitation, mail or "post" bombing, news bombing, other flooding techniques, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks, or attempts to avoid messaging blocking.; (vii) impersonates any person or entity, including a Viral PR Agency employee or forges any TCP-IP packet header, e-mail header or any part of a message header.; (viii) attacks or insults another Forum(s) user or moderator; (ix) Suggests or encourages illegal activity; or (x) violates US or international laws or regulations.
You agree to indemnify and hold Viral PR Agency, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees harmless from any claim, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Forum(s) e, your use of the Forum(s), your violation of these terms or the Viral PR Terms of Service, or your violation of any rights of another
Release of Information
Viral PR Agency also may release information concerning your use of the Forum(s) (including posted content, registration information, and network records) when Viral PR Agency believes release is appropriate to comply with the law; to enforce or apply Viral PR's Terms of Service and these terms; to protect Viral PR Agency 's rights or property, or to protect Viral PR's users from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful use of the Forum(s); or if Viral PR reasonably believes that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay. Deliberate attempts by you or someone on your behalf to evade or circumvent your suspension or termination of your rights to use the Forum(s) violates these term, constitutes an unlawful trespass to Viral PR's equipment and systems, and may result in legal action. To report violations of these terms please follow the procedures set forth in the Viral PR Terms of Service.