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These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) govern your access to and use of Truth in Advertising, Inc. (TINA.org)’s website (the “Site”). By accessing or using the Site, you are agreeing to these Terms and entering into a legally binding contract with TINA.org. Do not access or use this Site if you are unwilling or unable to be bound by the Terms.
“You” and “your” refer to you, as a user of the Site. A “user” is someone who accesses, browses, crawls, or in any way uses the Site. “We,” “us,” and “our” refer to TINA.org.
“Content” means text, images, photos, audio, video, and all other forms of data or communication on this Site. “Your Content” means Content that you submit or transmit to, through, or in connection with the Site, such as comments to articles. “User Content” means Content that users submit or transmit to, through, or in connection with the Site. “TINA.org Content” means Content that we create and make available in connection with the Site. “Third Party Content” means Content that originates from parties other than TINA.org or its users, which is made available in connection with the Site. “Site Content” means all of the Content that is made available in connection with the Site, including Your Content, User Content, Third Party Content, and TINA.org Content.
To access or use the Site, you must be 13 years or older. You may not access or use the Site if we have previously banned you from the Site or closed your account.
We grant you permission to use the Site subject to the restrictions in these Terms. Your use of the Site is at your own risk, including the risk that you might be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, objectionable, or otherwise inappropriate.
The Site may be modified, updated, interrupted, suspended, or discontinued at any time without notice or liability.
To access parts of the Site, you may need to create an account and provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of this Site that all the information you provide on this Site will be correct, current, and complete. If TINA.org believes the information you provide is not correct, current, or complete, TINA.org has the right to refuse you access to this Site or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your access at any time.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password. You are also responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account. We reserve the right to close your account at any time for any or no reason.
By creating an account, you agree to receive certain communications in connection with the Site. You may receive our electronic newsletters and communications regarding your user account status. You can opt-out of receiving newsletters by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any electronic newsletter that you receive from TINA.org.
In connection with your use of the Site, you may not:
The restrictions above only apply to the extent permissible under applicable law. Nevertheless, you agree not to act contrary to them (even if permissible under applicable law) without providing 30 days prior written notice to us here, together with any information that we may reasonably require to give us an opportunity to provide alternative remedies or otherwise accommodate you at our sole discretion.
In connection with your use of this Site, you may hyperlink to this Site, print sections of this Site for your personal use, and send/transmit links to this Site. You may also republish our articles for free, under the following conditions:
You alone are responsible for Your Content, and once published, it cannot always be withdrawn. You assume all risks associated with Your Content, including anyone’s reliance on its quality, accuracy, or reliability, or any disclosure by you of information in Your Content that makes you personally identifiable. You represent that you own, or have the necessary permission to use and authorize the use of Your Content as described herein. You may not imply that Your Content is in any way sponsored or endorsed by TINA.org.
You may expose yourself to liability if, for example, Your Content violates any of the prohibitions listed in Section 2.F. (“Restrictions on Use”) of these Terms.
We may use Your Content in a number of different ways, including publicly displaying it, reformatting it, incorporating it into ad alerts or other works, creating derivative works from it, and distributing it. As such, you hereby irrevocably grant us worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable rights to use Your Content for any purpose. You also irrevocably grant the users of the Site the right to access Your Content in connection with their use of the Site. Finally, you irrevocably waive, and cause to be waived, against TINA.org and its users any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to Your Content. By “use” we mean use, copy, reproduce, publish, perform, distribute, modify, adapt, translate, and create derivative works of Your Content.
TINA.org will not be required to treat Your Content as confidential.
The Site may be hyperlinked to other sites that are not maintained by, or related to, TINA.org. Hyperlinks to such sites are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this Site or TINA.org. TINA.org is not responsible for the content of those sites. Hyperlinks are to be accessed at the user’s own risk, and TINA.org makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness, or accuracy of these hyperlinks or the sites hyperlinked to this Site. Further, the inclusion of any hyperlink to a third party site does not imply endorsement by TINA.org of that site.
User Content does not necessarily reflect the opinion of TINA.org.
We reserve the right to remove, screen, or edit User Content from time to time at our sole discretion and without notice to you. For example, we may remove a comment if we believe it violates our Terms.
We have no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of Your Content.
We are under no obligation to enforce the Terms on your behalf against another user. While we encourage you to let us know if you believe another user has violated the Terms, we reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate action at our sole discretion.
Trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing on this Site are the property of TINA.org or the party that provided the trademarks, service marks, and logos to TINA.org. TINA.org and any party that provided trademarks, service marks, and logos to TINA.org retain all rights with respect to any of their respective trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing on this Site. Unauthorized use of the trademarks, service marks, and logos of TINA.org or any third party is unlawful and will be grounds for exclusion from future use of this Site.
By sending us any ideas, suggestions, documents, or proposals (“Feedback”), you agree that (i) your Feedback does not contain the confidential or proprietary information of third parties, (ii) we are under no obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Feedback, (iii) we may have something similar to the Feedback already under consideration or in development, and (iv) you grant us an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to use, modify, publish, distribute, and sublicense the Feedback.
You will indemnify and hold TINA.org, its subsidiaries, affiliates, service providers, licensors, content providers, employees, agents, volunteers, officers, directors, and contractors (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from any breach of these Terms by you, including any use of Content other than as expressly authorized in these Terms. You agree that the Indemnified Parties will have no liability in connection with any such breach or unauthorized use, and you agree to indemnify any and all resulting loss, damages, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees of the Indemnified Parties in connection herewith. You will also indemnify and hold the Indemnified Parties harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of the information accessed from this Site.
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY SINCE IT LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF TINA.org AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, LICENSORS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, VOLUNTEERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND CONTRACTORS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “TINA.org ENTITIES”). EACH OF THE SUBSECTIONS BELOW ONLY APPLIES UP TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW. NOTHING HEREIN IS INTENDED TO LIMIT ANY RIGHTS YOU MAY HAVE THAT MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY LIMITED.
These Terms will be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the State of Connecticut, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. You specifically consent to personal jurisdiction in Connecticut in connection with any dispute between you and TINA.org arising out of these Terms or pertaining to the subject matter hereof. The parties to these Terms each agree that the exclusive venue for any dispute between the parties arising out of these Terms or pertaining to the subject matter of these Terms will be in the state and federal courts in and/or for New Haven, Connecticut.