Date of Last Modification: December 21, 2017
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- USE BY PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN
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- COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS
- CONTENT SUBMISSION
- THIRD PARTY BUSINESSES, SERVICES AND SITES
- DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN CERTAIN STATES
- GOVERNING LAW
- IP OWNERSHIP AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
- MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
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DISAGREEMENT WITH THIS AGREEMENT
USE BY PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN
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LICENSES AND WEBSITE ACCESS AND RESTRICTIONS
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COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS
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The Website contains content, graphics, pictures, format, design, text, and other material (collectively “Content”) that e-ranker creates as well as Content created or provided by third parties including without limitation experts, partners, affiliates, consultants, contributors, and users of the Website. The Website provides a number of different services and Content to make you aware of products and services that may be suitable for your application or use. The Content include, among other things, e-ranker best five lists, best awards, popular products, recommendations, product reviews and opinions about products, services and other matters. The Content also includes information about products and services that is provided by third parties, such as product descriptions, specifications, pricing, and availability. e-ranker does not warrant that editorial commentary, recommendations, opinions, views, best picks, product descriptions, pricing or any other content and Content of the Website, regardless of its source (including but not limited to e-ranker itself), is accurate, complete, reliable, current, is of a particular quality or is error-free. Content is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by e-ranker without limitation of any product, service, retailers and service providers, or any reviews or comments thereof regardless of the source of such review or comment. You understand and acknowledge that the Content, including opinions, recommendations, tips, winners, awards, bests, runner ups, top picks and top five are highly subjective and may not represent the best product or service for you, or for your intended application. You also understand and acknowledge that the term “experts” or similar phrase or terminology as used herein and on the Website may not meet your expectation or any objective or legal standard or definition for an expert in the field with respect to the applicable subject matter. e-ranker is not paid for inclusion of any products or services into a best list whether they are in a best list format or best article format (henceforth “Best List(s)”), or for naming a product or service as the Best or one of the runner ups. However, e-ranker is paid by advertisers, partners, retailers and service providers and/or other third parties for listing products and services on the Website, displaying advertising or for referring users to other sites. e-ranker does not sell, resell or license any of the products or services listed on the Website, nor is e-ranker acting as an agent of sale for such third parties. Any questions, complaints or claims related to any product should be directed to the appropriate manufacturers, retailers, and service providers, as applicable.
By contributing or submitting any Content (defined above) to the Website whether as an expert, user or in any other capacity, you represent and warrant that you are the author and owner of the intellectual property rights in and to the Material or have the appropriate license or sublicense rights from the applicable rights holder. You agree and acknowledge that your contributions and any Content you submit are considered “work for hire”. You hereby grant e-ranker a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and license to: use, copy, modify, delete, adapt, display, publish, translate, create derivative works from and/or sell and/or distribute such Content and/or incorporate such Content into any form, medium or technology. Further, you also grant the right to e-ranker to sublicense any and all of the foregoing rights to third parties, in all cases (unless agreed to by e-ranker in writing), without compensation to you. In addition, you represent and warrant that, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all “moral rights” that you may have in Content worldwide are hereby voluntarily waived by you. None of the Content shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of e-ranker, its agents, subsidiaries, affiliates, Licensors, or other partners and their respective directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives. e-ranker reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change or delete any Content on the Website that e-ranker deems, in its sole discretion, to violate the content guidelines or any other provision of the Agreement.
You also agree that you are solely responsible for all content and Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit, or otherwise make available on the Website or elsewhere. You understand and agree that you may be held liable for any illegal or prohibited Content that you provide to the Website or to others, including, by way of example only, infringing, defamatory, or offensive Content.
You may not, and hereby represent and warrant that you will not, post, transmit, e-mail or otherwise make accessible on or through the Website any Content that:
a. Violates any law, statute, ordinance or regulation in any applicable jurisdictions (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, false advertising and privacy);
b. Is or may reasonably be considered to be unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, disparaging, tortious, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, obscene, pedophilic, pornographic, hateful, malicious, racially or religiously biased or offensive (including the use of swear words), unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing to any individual, organization or entity;
c. Contains hate propaganda or promotes discrimination or violence against any person or group on account of their religion, gender, age, race, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other criteria;
d. Is or could reasonably be harmful to minors;
e. Harasses or advocates harassment of another person or entity;
f. Is not original, previously published in any form, medium or language, and not authored solely by you, unless you possess the requisite rights;
g. Infringes any patent, copyright, trademark, service mark, trade secret, or rights of publicity or privacy or other proprietary right of any other party, including without limitation, e-ranker;
h. Is or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another partys work such as links to pirated or unauthorized products;
i. Is not provided in good faith or knowingly or unknowingly promotes information that is false, misleading or inaccurate;
j. Seeks to obtain a commercial advantage for which you were directly or indirectly compensated or granted any consideration (including but not limited to cash, gratuities, gifts of products or services, or anything else of value) by any third party, or facilitates or promotes other commercial activities including without limitation, contests, sweepstakes, barter, or advertising;
k. Generated by you while there is a potential conflict of interest or financial interest on your part (including but not limited to any such relationship with or interest in a producer, distributor or seller of a product or service discussed in the content or Materials, or one of its competitors);
l. Is or promotes illegal activities or conduct, including but not limited to chain letters, pyramid schemes, or encouraging others to engage in these activities;
m. Includes any information that references other web sites, contact information (e.g. addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers) or other personal information such as credit card numbers;
n. Contains restricted password only access pages, or hidden pages or images including but not limited to those not linked to or from another accessible page;
o. Involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming” or contains a software virus or any other code files or programs that are designed to or have the ability to interrupt, destroy, compromise, or otherwise limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment whether owned by e-ranker or any other party;
p. Provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, or providing or creating computer viruses; or
q. Solicits personal information from anyone under 18, or solicits passwords, or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
In contributing or submitting any Content to the Website whether as an expert, contributor, user or any other entity, you agree not to use a false or misleading e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity (including a e-ranker officer or employee), falsely misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity, or otherwise provide any misleading information as to, or disguise (through forge headers, manipulated identifiers or any other method) the origin of any Content that you submit. You agree that: a) you will not use any device, software or routine to bypass our robot exclusion headers, or to interfere or attempt to interfere with the ordinary flow and proper operation of the Website, our servers or any activity being conducted through the Website or servers; b) you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on e-ranker’s computer systems or communications infrastructure; c) you will not collect or harvest from the Website the names of other users, contributors, e-ranker employees or experts for the purpose of transmitting to those other users or experts unsolicited commercial messages; d) you will not use any software robot, spider, other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy Website pages or the Content contained therein without e-ranker’s prior written consent; e) you will not download any file that you know or reasonably should know cannot be legally obtained in such manner; f) you will not, and will not authorize or encourage any third party, to directly or indirectly generate page views, impressions of or clicks to any of the Content you submit to the Website or is published on the Website through any automated, fraudulent, deceptive, or other illegitimate means including but not limited to use of robots, paid to surf services, repeated manual clicks, and other similar practices, g) you will not use deceptive, fraudulent or unethical practices in promoting the Content you submitted to the Website across the web and you will at all times comply with all applicable international, federal and local laws as well as terms of service or use of any site where you promote your Content (if any) and h) you shall refrain from activities that are illegal, unethical or which might bring e-ranker and its affiliates into disrepute, or which might constitute or represent a serious conflict of interest, or which might give the appearance of impropriety.
e-ranker does not support, endorse or tolerate any of the foregoing actions, user behavior, or undesired content or Content. If you discover this kind of content or activity on the Website or from a contributor, please notify us immediately by emailing “Best5Reviewed @ gmail.com.” A reported violation may at the sole discretion of e-ranker result in removal of some or all of the Content submitted by the offender from the Website, removal of the offender as an expert or contributor to the Website and/or barring the offender from any future contributions to the Website. As a part of this process, e-ranker at its sole discretion may open a content review inquiry. During the content review inquiry, e-ranker may, in its sole discretion, remove the contested content, and/or require additional data or proof from the content provider to determine whether the content should remain or be reinstated on the Website. Failure of the content provider to participate in the content review inquiry may result in the removal of the contested content from the Website. Upon becoming aware of any content that violates the above requirements, e-ranker will at its sole discretion omit content that it determines on the face of the review (only) violates any requirements in this Agreement. e-ranker will not itself edit or modify the contents; it will only remove the offensive content in whole.
The following additional terms apply to any person or entity (including but not limited to an expert) that submits any Content to the Website:
I. Delivery and Revision of Material. You will deliver the Content and any later additions or revisions to your Content electronically in a format provided by e-ranker on the Website. You acknowledge that the Content delivery methods will change from time to time at the sole discretion of e-ranker. e-ranker will provide any updates or revisions to acceptable delivery methods in this Agreement. You agree to rewrite or make any changes to your Content that we request and that are of a reasonable nature before or after it is published or posted. We also have the right to revise, adapt and edit your Content at any time in our sole editorial discretion. You agree to cooperate with us in a reasonable fashion in any review or modification of the Content to ensure among other things compliance with the Agreement.
II. Rejection of Content from Experts or other contributors. We may at any time with or without any reason reject any expert or Content that, in our sole judgment, fails to meet our standards (including but not limited to the cases where the Content or the expert were previously deemed to have been acceptable), or conform to the Agreement. We also reserve the right, at our sole discretion and without notice, to change at any time our standards, methodology, and acceptability criteria regarding experts and Content, without having to share with you the details of any of the foregoing.
III. Competing Web Sites and Publications. You agree that Content that you submit to e-ranker are the sole property of e-ranker and may not be used except in connection with your work on e-ranker. Unless we agree otherwise in writing, you agree that you will not write or permit publication or posting of Content developed for e-ranker on any other web site or publication that competes with e-ranker.
You should also note your obligations to indemnify e-ranker (among others) for the Materials you submit as set forth in the INDEMNITY section below.
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THIRD PARTY BUSINESSES, SERVICES AND SITES
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LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN CERTAIN STATES
CERTAIN STATE LAWS IN THE UNITED STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THAT OF OUR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS AND OUR AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, by accessing and using the Website you agree to defend, indemnify and hold e-ranker, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, agents, licensors, consultants, experts, directors, officers, employees and other parties with which e-ranker is under contract, and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents free and harmless from and against any claims, actions and demands, including, without limitation, any legal and accounting fees resulting from: your use of the Website; your breach of the Agreement; any and all Content you submit to e-ranker and/or the Website; any use or alleged use of your accounts or your passwords by any person, whether or not authorized by you; your connection to the Website; and/or your violation of the rights of any other person or entity. Additionally, you shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless e-ranker and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees, successors and assigns, from any and all liability, damage, consequences, or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) under any claim or suit brought by a third party arising out of any acts, omissions, errors by you or breach, or alleged breach, by you of any of your representations, warranties or obligations contained in this Agreement or otherwise on the Website, including but not limited to (a) any infringement claim asserted by a third party resulting from e-rankers or its affiliates use of your Intellectual Property and/or Content provided or submitted by you, (b) a claim by any third party that any Material that you submitted or posted on Website was created, obtained or provided by any party in violation of any federal, state or local law or regulation, (c) any inaccurate, deceptive, or misleading information provided to e-ranker by you, including but not limited to, the information contained in the Content or (d) your refusal to honor terms set forth in this Agreement or otherwise on the e-ranker Website.
Except for disputes arising from an alleged violation of intellectual property rights or breach of confidentiality, for which the injured party may suffer irreparable harm and may seek a restraining order, preliminary injunctive relief, an injunction, specific performance or other equitable relief and/or legal remedies, and actions to enforce the decisions of the arbitrators, for which action may be taken in any court of competent jurisdiction, in Seattle, Washington, all disputes arising out of or related to this Agreement, including the scope, the construction or application of this Agreement, shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association then in force. Any controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party, unless agreed to by e-ranker at it sole discretion. The arbitration hearings and all meetings pursuant to this section shall be held in Seattle, Washington, USA, and shall be conducted in English. If the parties cannot agree upon a single arbitrator within twenty (20) calendar days after demand by either of them, each party shall select one arbitrator knowledgeable about Internet commerce in Seattle, and notify the other of its selection, and such two arbitrators shall select a third from a list of arbitrators (with knowledge of the Internet industry) qualified by the American Arbitration Association in Washington. If this procedure for selecting arbitrators fails, then a neutral arbitrator based in Washington with knowledge of Internet commerce in Washington and the USA generally shall be selected by the American Arbitration Association to resolve the dispute. The arbitrator(s) shall conduct a hearing within sixty (60) days after their selection. A majority of the arbitrators (if there is more than one pursuant to this clause) shall determine the decision/award, which shall be rendered within ten (10) days after the completion of the hearing. The decision of the arbitrator(s) shall be final and binding upon the parties both as to law and to fact, and shall not be appealable to any court in any jurisdiction. The parties shall share the expenses of the arbitrators equally. Nothing in any indemnification provision here-under shall be construed as having any bearing on the award of attorneys’ fees or arbitrators’ fees under this section.
IP OWNERSHIP AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
e-ranker will respond to notices of alleged infringement regarding third party Content sent pursuant to, and in accordance with, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), which may include e-ranker removing or disabling access to third party Content claimed to be the subject of infringement or other activity. Written notification must be submitted to the Designated Agent at the address identified in Address for Notice section below. All notices sent to e-ranker regarding matters other than informing e-ranker that a party’s copyrighted material may have been infringed as a result of third party Content will not receive a response through this process.
To be effective, your infringement notification must include the following:
1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; 2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at a single web site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that web site; 3. Identification of the material (i.e., the third party Materials) that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit e-ranker to locate the material; 4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit e-ranker to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted; 5. A statement, as follows: “I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law”; and 6. A statement, as follows: “The information in this notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, I swear that I am the copyright owner or that I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
Upon receipt of the written notification containing the information as outlined in 1 through 6 above:
1. e-ranker shall remove or disable access to the Third Party Content that is alleged to be infringing; 2. e-ranker shall forward the written notification to the alleged infringer (the “Subscriber”); 3. e-ranker shall take reasonable steps to promptly notify the Subscriber that it has removed or disabled access to the Third Party Content.
To be effective, a Counter Notification must be a written communication provided to e-ranker’s Designated Agent that includes substantially the following:
1. A physical or electronic signature of the Subscriber; 2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled; 3. A statement, as follows: “I swear under penalty of perjury that it is my good faith belief that the material identified above was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or mis-identification of the material to be removed or disabled”; 4. The Subscriber’s name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the Subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the Subscriber’s address is located, or if the Subscriber’s address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which e-ranker may be found, and that the Subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.
Upon receipt of a Counter Notification containing the information as outlined in 1 through 4 above, the DMCA provides that the removed material will be restored or access re-enabled and e-ranker will comply with this requirement within a reasonable time (or as otherwise required by law), provided e-ranker’s Designated Agent has not received notice from the original complaining party that an action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain Subscriber from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on e-ranker’s network or system.
All communications and notices to be made or given pursuant to this Agreement shall be in the English language.
Nothing in this Agreement is intended to or does create any type of joint venture, creditor-debtor, escrow, partnership or any employer/employee or fiduciary or franchise relationship between you and us (or any of our affiliates). You understand and acknowledge that we are not certifying nor endorsing, and have no obligation to certify or endorse, any of your work, contributions, content or Material developed or submitted by you.
If you authorize, assist, encourage or facilitate another person or entity to take any action related to the subject matter of this Agreement, you shall be deemed to have taken the action yourself.
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Website or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. No waiver of any breach of any provision of this agreement shall constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent or subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions hereof, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an officer of e-ranker.
Infringement notices to e-ranker Designated Agent for Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shall be sent to:
e-ranker.com / 11909 93RD LN NE #201 / Kirkland, WA 98034
Attention: DMCA Designated Agent
[email protected] (Subject: DMCA Notification)
Notices to e-ranker for other than DMCA infringement notices shall be sent to:
e-ranker.com / 11909 93RD LN NE #201 / Kirkland, WA 98034
This Agreement, including all terms, conditions, and policies that are incorporated into these terms by reference, constitute the entire agreement between you and e-ranker.com and govern your use of the Website, superseding any prior agreements that you may have with us.