Terms & Conditions

The Art of Living Guide Terms of Service

Last Updated: 29th April, 2010

Welcome to The Art of Living: A Practical Guide to Being Alive (“AOLG”). AOLG is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a space where people from all over the world can share their thoughts and experiences on those aspects of being alive which we all have in common. In other words, it allows us to pool our resources, so that we can all help each other to learn more about the 'art' of being alive.

We provide this website Terms of Service ("Terms of Service") because it is important for you to understand the rights you have and the rights we have in providing this platform for collaboration, communication, discussion and dialogue. Please read the below carefully. Thank you!

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF SERVICE

By accessing, browsing, or otherwise using the AOLG website (the "Service") you agree that you fully understand and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions stated in these Terms of Service.

2. DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICE

General Description. The Service is a collaborative website that allows AOLG members to share their ideas and interests with the AOLG community. Through the Service, you are able to vote and comment on user-generated content. You can create your own content, an upload your photo and tell us about yourself in your member profile. You can also make connections with friends and learn about others in the AOLG community.

Adults Only. The Service is intended for adults only. You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 16, as the AOLG website is not intended for children under 16.

AOLG will never knowingly solicit nor will it accept personally identifiable information from individuals known to be under sixteen (16) years of age. Please see our Privacy Policy, available at artoflivingguide.org/privacy-policy, for more information, including how to notify us of any concerns with regard to this.

Right to Modify Service. AOLG reserves the right to immediately change, suspend, remove, or discontinue any part of the Service or any content (whether submitted by AOLG or by a member) for any reason, without prior notice or liability.

Changes to these Terms of Service. AOLG reserves the right to modify these Terms of Service at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on this website, artoflivingguide.org/terms. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 14 days of their posting on the artoflivingguide.org website. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate the Terms of Service effective date. We will also email the new Terms of Service to the email address provided by registered members in their member profile. Your continued use of the Service indicates your acceptance of the current Terms of Service.

3. MEMBER CONDUCT

Conditions of Use. As a condition of use, you agree to all of the following:

* You acknowledge that the service is for personal use only. You agree that you will not use the Service for any commercial purposes.
* As a condition of registering with the Service, you are required to select a username ("Username") and password. While AOLG will keep your Username and password confidential in accordance with its Privacy Policy, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Username and password.
* You are responsible for all activity that occurs under your Username.
* You are solely responsible for your conduct and any Content (defined below) that you submit, post, and display on the Service, or that you allow others to submit, post and/or display on the Service under your Username.
* You must not harass, threaten, impersonate, or intimidate other AOLG members.
* You must not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.
* You must not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," "affiliate links," or any other form of solicitation.
* You must not transmit any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
* You must not violate any local laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to intellectual property laws).
* You must not use the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. If you are an international member, you agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable Content.
* You must not create multiple member accounts with the intention of artificially inflating ratings or exploiting other features in the Service.
* You agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and grant AOLG all of the license grants granted herein.
* You agree that you shall be solely responsible for your own Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it.
* AOLG reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of GOOD at any time, for any or no reason, without prior notice or warning, and without liability.

4. CONTENT SUBMITTED FOR INCLUSION OR MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SERVICE

The Service permits you to share your own pictures, text, or other content ("Content") with members of the Service by uploading your Content to the Service. Because you own that Content, we need to license certain rights from you so that we can provide the Service. Content is not necessarily reviewed by AOLG prior to posting and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of AOLG. AOLG makes no warranties, and hereby expressly disclaims all such warranties, express or implied, as to the Content or accuracy and reliability of the Content or any material or information that you transmit to other members.

License Grants. When you post your own copyrightable Content on or through the Service, you retain ownership of any copyright you claim to your submitted Content. However, by posting your Content through the Service you grant AOLG a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to (i) use, reproduce, publish, edit, translate, modify, adapt, distribute, prepare derivative works of, publicly perform, and publicly display the Content alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or later developed, and to (ii) freely and fully sub-license such rights through single or multiple tiers of sublicensees.

Links to Other Sites and Resources. The Service contains links to other websites or resources. AOLG has no control over such external sites and resources. You agree that (i) AOLG is not responsible for the availability or accuracy of such external sites and resources, and (ii) AOLG does not endorse nor is it responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or materials on or available from such external sites and resources.

Inappropriate Member-Submitted Content. AOLG prohibits certain conduct and Content described above and, without obligation, will use reasonable efforts to eliminate such conduct and Content. Nevertheless, you acknowledge and agree that (i) AOLG is not and cannot be responsible for Content posted by users, visitors, or members of the Service, (ii) you may be exposed to any such materials or Content, and (iii) you must bear all risks associated with the exposure to and/or use of any Content, including without limitation any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.

AOLG reserves the right to reject, refuse to post or remove links to any external website which we deem to be unsuitable, at our sole discretion.

5. COPYRIGHT POLICY

We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask that our website visitors do the same. It is our policy to disable access to or remove material that we believe in good faith to be infringing on a copyrighted work. We also disable and/or terminate the memberships of those who we believe in good faith are repeatedly infringing copyrighted works.

6. PRIVACY POLICY

AOLG takes the privacy of its members very seriously. Our Privacy Policy is available at artoflivingguide.org/privacy. By accepting the Terms of Service, you agree to be bound by our Privacy Policy.

7. INDEMNITY

By accepting the Terms of Service, you agree to indemnify and hold AOLG and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the Terms of Service (including our Copyright Policy and Privacy Policy), and/or your violation of any rights of another.

8. WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE PROVIDED BY AOLG SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AOLG, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. AOLG MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SERVICE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SERVICE, AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SERVICE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT, OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICE. AOLG DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND AOLG WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU AGREE THAT AOLG AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.

10. TERMINATION

AOLG reserves the right to terminate your membership immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason. If AOLG terminates your membership, your right to use the Service will immediately cease. You can terminate your AOLG membership at any time and for any reason, and we will make available through the Service reasonable means for you to do so. All relevant terms of the Terms of Service will survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, licenses, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.

11. MISCELLANEOUS

These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by AOLG without restriction.

Entire Agreement. The Terms of Service, including AOLG's Privacy Policy which are hereby incorporated by reference, constitute the entire agreement between you and AOLG and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and AOLG.

Governing Laws. The Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Kingdom of Spain, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Waiver and Severability. The failure of AOLG to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable under applicable law, it shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of the terms of this Agreement, and without further action by the parties to this Agreement, such provision shall be reformed to the minimum extent necessary to make such provision valid and enforceable.

Notices. AOLG may provide you with notices, including, without limitation, those regarding changes to the Terms of Service and other service-related announcements, by email and/or by postings on the Service (for example, by posting to the blog, or on the relevant page(s) of the Service affected by such changes).

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