Terms of Use

 

TERMS OF USE

By using this website, you signify your agreement to all terms, conditions, and notices contained or referenced herein (the "Terms of Use”). We reserve the right, at our discretion, to update or revise these Terms of Use. Please check the Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this website following the posting of any changes to the Terms of Use constitutes acceptance of those changes. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or any changes made, please do not use this site.


BLOGS, FORUMS, AND USER COMMENT AREAS

In order to post content on this website, users are required to register with a valid e-mail address. That email address and any other information marked private will not be revealed to the public. All other content in areas including; but not limited to; blog posts, forum posts, comments, and reviews becomes public information and you should exercise caution if you decide to share any of your personal information. Department Blue cannot be held responsible for information you share in this manner.


AGREEMENT TO RULES OF USER CONDUCT

You agree to abide by the following Rules of User Conduct:
By posting information in or otherwise using any blog, forum, comment, review, or other interactive service that may be available to you on or through this website, you agree that you will not upload, post, or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any content that:


  • is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, discriminatory, sexually oriented or tortious;

  • infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party;

  • constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail, or any form of lottery or gambling;

  • constitutes the soliciting or participating in chain letters or marketing/pyramid schemes;

  • contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party; or

  • contains links to sites that violate these Terms of Use, such as pornographic sites, defamatory sites, and so on;

  • impersonates any person or entity.


You also agree that you will not harvest or collect information about the users or members of this website or use such information for the purpose of transmitting or facilitating transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic e-mail or communications.


We generally do not pre-screen, monitor, or edit the content posted by users of the blog, forum, comment, review, or other interactive service that may be available on or through this website. However, we have the right at our sole discretion to remove any content that, in our judgment, does not comply with the foregoing or is otherwise harmful, objectionable, or inaccurate. We are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such content.


USER'S GRANT OF LIMITED LICENSE

By posting or submitting content to this website, you:


  1. grant us and our parent, affiliates and licensees the right to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed, and promote the content in any form, anywhere and for any purpose without compensation; and

  2. warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content and that public posting and use of your content by us and our affiliates and licensees will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.


PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

Department Blue, DepartmentBlue.com, Indigo, Midnight, Sapphire, Sky[box], and all related trademarks, trade names, logos, characters, design, and trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Department Blue. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


This website is protected under all applicable copyright laws. Nothing on this website may be downloaded, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, modified, made available on a network, used to create derivative works, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scanning, or otherwise, except (i) in the United States, as permitted under Section 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, or internationally, as permitted by other applicable national copyright laws, or (ii) as expressly authorized on this website, or (iii) that a reasonable amount of material may be cached and stored by search engines indexing this website, or (iv) with the prior written permission of Department Blue.


Requests to the Publisher for permission should be addressed to Reproductions, Department Blue, PO BOX 23781, Chattanooga, TN 37422 or online at http://www.departmentblue.com/contactus.


PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify Department Blue by providing the following information:


  1. the signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf.

  2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed and a description of the infringing activity.

  3. identification of the specific location on this website where the material that you claim is infringing is located.

  4. your name, address, telephone number, and email address.

  5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

The statements and opinions in the material contained on this website which may be accessed from this website are those of the individual contributors or advertisers, as indicated. Department Blue has used reasonable care and skill in compiling the content of this website. However, Department Blue, its employees, and content providers make no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this website and accept no responsibility or liability for any inaccuracy or errors and omissions, or for any damage or injury to persons or property arising out of the accessing or use of any files, software and other materials, instructions, methods or ideas contained on this website.


Any third party website which may be accessed through this website or third party products discussed on this website are the sole responsibility of the third party posting the website or producing the product. Department Blue makes no warranty, express or implied, as to such third party websites or products and accepts no liability whatsoever for any errors and omissions or for any damage or injury to persons or property arising out of the use or operation of any such products or any materials, instructions, methods or ideas contained on such websites.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL DEPARTMENT BLUE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OUR LIABILITY IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.


INDEMNIFICATION

Upon a request by us, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Department Blue and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, officers, and directors from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney's fees, that arise from your use or misuse of this website.


INTERNATIONAL USE

We make no representation that materials on this website are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.


CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee, without regard to such State's conflict of law rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of this website shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Tennessee, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action.


TERMINATION

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of this website, with or without notice.


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