Last Updated: December 2, 2005
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Please read this Member Terms and Conditions Agreement (the "Agreement") carefully. The Agreement sets out the terms under which TheAtlasphere.com's service, including but not limited to the online networking directory service and the online dating service (the "Service"), are provided to you by us (The Atlasphere, P.O. Box 2633, Carson City, NV 89702-2633, USA) through the TheAtlasphere.com Web site (the "Site").
By registering with TheAtlasphere.com, you become a member of the Service (a "Member"), and you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement (the "Terms") for as long as you continue to be a Member. If you do not agree to the Terms, please do not register for TheAtlasphere.com's Service or otherwise access or use this Site.
We reserve the right at any time to:
- Change the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
- Change the Site, including eliminating or discontinuing any content on or feature of the Site; or
- Change any fees or charges for using the Site.
Any changes we make will be effective immediately upon notice, which we may provide by means including, without limitation, posting on the Site or sending an e-mail to our Member list. Your use of the Site after such notice will be deemed acceptance of the changes. Be sure to review this Agreement periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version. Upon our request, you agree to sign a non-electronic version of this Agreement.
To become a Member you must register with us. When and if you register to become a Member, you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration form ("Registration Data"), and to maintain and update your information to keep it accurate, current and complete. You agree that we may rely on your Registration Data as accurate, current and complete. You acknowledge that if your Registration Data is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete in any respect, we reserve the right to terminate this Agreement and your use of the Site.
When you register, we will require that you provide sufficient information to indicate that you are at least 18 years old. By becoming a Member, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old, which is the minimum required age to become a Member. However, we cannot guarantee that each Member is at least the required minimum age, nor do we accept responsibility or liability for any content, communication or other use or access of the Site by persons under the age of 18 in violation of these Terms.
Either you or TheAtlasphere.com may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason, effective upon sending written notice to the other party. All membership and subscription fees paid are nonrefundable. We reserve the right to immediately suspend or terminate your access to the Service, without notice, upon any breach of this Agreement by you which is brought to our attention.
Your membership in the Service is for your sole, personal use. You may not authorize others to use your membership, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity.
As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a password. You are responsible for the confidentiality and use of your password and agree not to share, transfer, or resell your use of or access to the Site to any third party. If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure, you must promptly change your password using the "change password" page in the Directory after logging on to TheAtlasphere.com, and immediately notify us by contacting us. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR PASSWORD AND FOR ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES THAT ARE CONDUCTED THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT.
As a Member, you agree that:
You are solely responsible for the content or information you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the Service, or transmit to other Members.
In your directory and dating profiles, you will not attempt to reveal to other members your e-mail address or other contact information in ways that allow non-subscribers to circumvent the subscription process. Any such attempts will result in the deletion of your account and any profiles associated with your account.
You will not post on the Service, or transmit to other Members or employees, any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another party's rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, and rights of privacy and publicity). Please notify us, by visiting the contact us page, of any material contained in the Service that you believe infringes these rules.
You will use the Service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations. You will not include in your profile any street addresses, e-mail addresses, offensive anatomical or sexual references, or offensive sexually suggestive or connotative language, or any confidential information of any third person, and you will not post any photographs or other images containing nudity or such personal information. If you are a member of the dating service, you will not post any phone number on your profile. TheAtlasphere.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to reject any profile or photograph or image that does not comply with these prohibitions.
You will not impersonate any person or entity.
You will not "stalk" or otherwise harass any person.
You will not "spam" other members of the service by sending them form e-mails.
Other than providing relevant professional information in your networking profile, you will not use the Service to engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other Members to buy or sell any products or services. You will not transmit any chain letters, spam or junk e-mail to other Members.
You will not express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by us, without our specific prior written consent.
You will not harvest or collect personal information about other Members whether or not for commercial purposes, without their express consent.
You will not use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, "data mine," or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or its contents.
You will not post, distribute or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.
You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in the Site.
You will not interfere with or disrupt the Services or the Site or the servers or networks connected to the Services or the Site.
You will not post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
You will not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any information transmitted through the Service.
You will not "frame" or "mirror" any part of the Site, without our prior written authorization. You also shall not use metatags or code or other devices containing any reference to TheAtlasphere.com or the Service or the Site in order to direct any person to any other Web site for any purpose.
You will not modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or otherwise disassemble any portion of the Site or any software used on or for the Site or cause others to do so.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members. TheAtlasphere.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.
Indemnity by Member
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (i) any member breach of this Agreement; (ii) any allegation that any materials that a member submits to us or transmits to the Site infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party; and/or (iii) member activities in connection with the Site.
ONLINE CONTENT. Opinions, advice, statements, offers or other information or content made available through the Service are those of their respective Member-author and not of TheAtlasphere.com, and should not necessarily be relied upon. Such Members are solely responsible for such content. TheAtlasphere.com does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information on the Service and neither adopts nor endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made. Under no circumstances will TheAtlasphere.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyone's reliance on information or other content posted on the Service or transmitted to Members.
The Site may contain links to other Internet Web sites or resources. We neither control nor endorse such other Web sites, nor have we reviewed any content that appears on such other Web sites. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be held responsible for the legality, accuracy or inappropriate nature of any content, advertising, products, services or information located on or through any other Web sites or for the operation or policies of any such Web sites, nor for any loss or damages caused or alleged to have been caused by the use of or reliance on any such Web sites or such content or other information.
Warnings Please Read
It is possible that other Members or users (including unauthorized users, or "hackers") may post or transmit offensive or obscene materials on the Service and that you may be involuntarily exposed to such offensive and obscene materials. It also is possible for others to obtain personal information about you due to your use of the Service, and that the recipient may use such information to harass or injure you. TheAtlasphere.com is not responsible for the use of any personal information that you may choose to disclose on the Service. Please carefully select the type of information that you post on the Service or release to others.
TheAtlasphere.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the materials posted in any area of the Service. TheAtlasphere.com shall have the right but not the obligation to remove any such material that violates, or is alleged to violate, the law or this Agreement. Notwithstanding this right of TheAtlasphere.com, you remain solely responsible for the content of the materials you post in any area of the Service and your private e-mail messages. E-mails sent between you and other Members that are not readily accessible to the general public will be treated as private by TheAtlasphere.com to the extent required by applicable law and pursuant to the commercially reasonable efforts of TheAtlasphere.com.
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In addition, TheAtlasphere.com disclaims all liability, regardless of the form of action, for the acts or omissions of other Members or users (including unauthorized users, or "hackers") of the Service.
Certain jurisdictions limit the applicability of warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability so the above disclaimers of warranty and limitations of liability may not apply to you.
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- A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- Details of where the infringing material is located on the Site;
- Your address, telephone number and e-mail address;
- A statement by you that you believe in good faith that the use of the work on the Site is not authorized by the copyright owner or any person entitled to act on their behalf or by law; and
- An affidavit executed by you that the information you provide concerning the copyright infringed is accurate and that you are the copyright owner authorized to act on their behalf.
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