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THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBES THE TERMS ON WHICH BLACKIMPRESSIONS OFFERS YOU ACCESS TO OUR SERVICES.
Welcome to the User Agreement for BlackImpressions Inc. This Agreement describes
the terms and conditions applicable to your use of our services available under
the domain of www.BlackImpressions.com
and the general principles for the websites of our subsidiaries and international
affiliates. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this
Agreement, do not use or access our services. You must read, agree with and
accept all of the terms and conditions contained in this User Agreement and
below and those incorporated by reference, before you may become a member of
BlackImpressions. We strongly recommend that, as you read this User Agreement,
you also access and read the information contained in the other pages and websites
referred to in this document, as they may contain further terms and conditions
that apply to you as an BlackImpressions user. Please note: underlined words
and phrases are links to these pages and websites. By accepting this User Agreement,
you also agree that your use of other BlackImpressions websites will be governed
by the terms and conditions posted on those websites.
We may amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on our site. Except as stated below, all amended terms shall automatically be effective 30 days after they are initially posted on our site. This Agreement may not be otherwise amended except in a writing signed by you and BlackImpressions Inc. This Agreement is effective on January 1st, 2003 for new registering users.
Our services are available only to individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our services are not available to minors or to temporarily or indefinitely suspended BlackImpressions members. If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with your parents or guardians. If you do not qualify, please do not use our services. Further, your BlackImpressions account (including feedback) and User Id may not be transferred or sold to another party. If you are registering as a business entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind the entity to this Agreement.
- Fees and Services.
Joining BlackImpressions is free. We may change our Fees and Credits Policy
and the fees for our services from time to time. Our changes to the policy
are effective after we provide you with at least fourteen (14) days' notice
of the changes by posting the changes on the announcements board. However,
we may choose to temporarily change our Fees and Credits Policy and the fees
for our services for promotional events (for example, free listing days) and
such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event on
the announcements board. When you list an item you have an opportunity to
review and accept the fees that you will be charged for the use of our listing
services. We may in our sole discretion change some or all of our services
at any time. In the event we introduce a new service, the fees for that service
are effective at the launch of the service. Unless otherwise stated, all fees
are quoted in U.S. Dollars. You are responsible for paying all fees associated
with using our service and our website and all applicable taxes.
Fraud. Without limiting any other remedies, BlackImpressions may
suspend or terminate your account if we suspect that you (by conviction, settlement,
insurance or escrow investigation, or otherwise) have engaged in fraudulent
activity in connection with our site.
- Your Information.
3.1 Definition. "Your Information" is defined as any information you
provide to us or other users in the registration, in any public message area
(including the Café or the feedback area) or through any email feature.
You are solely responsible for Your Information, and we act as a passive conduit
for your online distribution and publication of Your Information.
3.2 Restricted Activities. Your Information (or any items listed) and
your activities on the site shall not: (a) be false, inaccurate or misleading;
(b) be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items; (c)
infringe any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other
proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (d) violate any law,
statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing
export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, antidiscrimination
or false advertising); (e) be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening
or unlawfully harassing; (f) be obscene or contain child pornography or, if
otherwise adult in nature or harmful to minors, shall be posted only in the
Mature Audiences section and shall be distributed only to people legally permitted
to receive such content; (g) contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time
bombs, cancelbots, easter eggs or other computer programming routines that
may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate
any system, data or personal information; (h) create liability for us or cause
us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers;
and (i) link directly or indirectly to or include descriptions of goods or
services that: (aa) are prohibited under this Agreement; (bb) are identical
to other items you have up for auction but are priced lower than your item's
reserve or minimum bid amount; (cc) are concurrently listed for sale on a
web site other than BlackImpressions's (this does not prevent linking to or
advertising an BlackImpressions item from another web site); or (dd) you do
not have a right to link to or include. Furthermore, you may not list any
item on the site (or consummate any transaction that was initiated using our
service) that, by paying to us the listing fee or the final value fee, could
cause us to violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance or regulation.
- License. Solely to enable BlackImpressions to use the information you supply
us with, so that we are not violating any rights you might have in that information,
you agree to grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable,
royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the
copyright, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in
Your Information, in any media now known or not currently known, with respect
to Your Information. BlackImpressions will only use Your Information in accordance
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing
purposes without your consent and we only use your information as described
important community principle. We understand clearly that you and your information
is one of our most important assets. We store and process your information
on computers located in the United States that are protected by physical as
well as technological security devices. We use third parties to verify and
certify our privacy principles. Our current Privacy
Policy. If you object to your Information being transferred
or used in this way please do not use our services.
- No Warranty.
WE, OUR SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES AND OUR SUPPLIERS PROVIDE OUR WEB SITE AND
SERVICES "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR
STATUTORY. WE, OUR SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES AND OUR SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY
DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. Some states do not allow the disclaimer of implied
warranties, so the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights that
vary from state to state.
OUR LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES, AND SUPPLIERS,
TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO THE GREATER
OF (A) THE AMOUNT OF FEES YOU PAY TO US IN THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE ACTION
GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, AND (B) $100. Some States do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation
or exclusion may not apply to you.
- Legal Compliance.
You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes,
ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our service and your bidding
on, listing, purchase, solicitation of offers to purchase, and sale of items.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be emailed to the address
you provide to BlackImpressions during the registration process (in your case).
Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending
party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, we may
give you notice by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested,
to the address provided to BlackImpressions during the registration process.
In such case, notice shall be deemed given 3 days after the date of mailing.
Any legal controversy or legal claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement
or our services, excluding legal action taken by BlackImpressions to collect
our fees and/or recover damages for, or obtain an injunction relating to,
the BlackImpressions site operations, intellectual property, and our services,
shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial
arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such 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. The arbitration
shall be conducted in Arlington, Texas, and judgment on the arbitration award
may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof. Either you or BlackImpressions
may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction
in Arlington, Texas necessary to protect the rights or property of you or
BlackImpressions pending the completion of arbitration. Should either party
file an action contrary to this provision, the other party may recover attorney's
fees and costs up to $1000.00.
The following policies are incorporated into this Agreement by reference and
provide additional terms and conditions related to specific services offered
on our site:
Each of these policies may be changed from time to time and are effective
immediately after we post the changes on our site, except for the Privacy
Policy for which we will provide you with thirty days prior notice. In addition,
when using particular services on our site, you agree that you are subject
to any posted policies or rules applicable to services you use through our
site, which may be posted from time to time. All such posted policies or rules
are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement.
This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State
of Texas as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed
entirely within Texas between Texas residents. We do not guarantee continuous,
uninterrupted or secure access to our services, and operation of our site
may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. If any
provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision
shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree
that this Agreement and all incorporated agreements may be automatically assigned
by BlackImpressions, in our sole discretion, to a third party in the event
of a merger or acquisition. Headings are for reference purposes only and in
no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section.
Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive
our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This Agreement
sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect
to the subject matter hereof. Sections 2 (Fees and Services) with respect
to fees owed for our services, 3.4 (Release), 6.3 (License), 7 (Access and
Interference), 12 (Liability Limit), 13 (Indemnity) and 17 (Arbitration) shall
survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
Disputes between you and BlackImpressions regarding our services may be reported
to Customer Support.
We encourage you to report all user-to-user disputes to your local law enforcement,
postmaster general, or a certified mediation or arbitration entity.