This Agreement sets out the legally binding terms for your use of the Website and if you join Membership in the Service.
Please choose carefully the information you post on Progressive Global Commons and that you provide to other Members. Any photographs posted by you may not contain nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter. Information provided by other Progressive Global Commons Members (for instance, in their Profile) may contain inaccurate, inappropriate or offensive material, products or services and Progressive Global Commons assumes no responsibility nor liability for this material.
Progressive Global Commons reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting (including email) by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Website and/or Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.
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1) Your Interactions.
You are solely responsible for your interactions and communication with other Members. You understand that Progressive Global Commons does not in any way screen its Members, nor does Progressive Global Commons inquire into the backgrounds of its Members or attempt to verify the statements of its Members. Progressive Global Commons makes no representations or warranties as to the conduct of Members or their compatibility with any current or future Members. We do however recommend that if you choose to meet or exchange personal information with any member of Progressive Global Commons then you should take it upon yourself to do a background check on said person.
In no event shall Progressive Global Commons be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the Website/Service, including without limitation, bodily injury, emotional distress, and/or any other damages resulting from communications or meetings with other users of this Website/Service or persons you meet through this Website/Service.
Membership in the Website/Service where void is prohibited. By using the Website and the Service, you represent and warrant that all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate and that you agree to maintain the accuracy of such information. You further represent and warrant that you are 18 years of age or older and that your use of the Progressive Global Commons shall not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your profile may be deleted without warning, if it is found that you are misrepresenting your age. Your Membership is solely for your personal use, and you shall not authorize others to use your account, including your profile or email address. You are solely responsible for all content published or displayed through your account, including any email messages, and for your interactions with other members.
This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Website, the Service, and/or are a Member. You may terminate your membership at any time. Progressive Global Commons may terminate your membership for any reason, effective upon sending notice to you at the email address you provide in your Membership application or other email address as you may subsequently provide to Progressive Global Commons.
4) Non Commercial Use by Members.
The Website is for the personal use of is users and Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by the management of Progressive Global Commons. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the Website, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website will be investigated. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from member profiles and or posts without notice and may result in termination of membership privileges. Appropriate legal action will be taken by Progressive Global Commons for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Website.
5) Proprietary Rights in Content on Progressive Global Commons.
Progressive Global Commons owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Website and the Service. The Website contains copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of Progressive Global Commons
and its licensors. This Progressive Global Commons website and its related non-commercial websites may at times contain copyrighted material which is distributed without profit for public benifit to expand access to creative works for research and educational purposes.
The site(s) may at times contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Progressive Global Commons makes such material available in our efforts to advance the access to and understanding of community, cultural, educational, environmental, political, human rights, communication, economic, democracy, scientific, govermental and social justice concerns along with issues related thereto. This material on our non-commercial websites is provided with the goal of facilitating the users search (finding information) and expanding access to creative works for public benifit.
We believed that this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in accordance with Section 107 of Chapter 1 of Title 17 of the US Code, the material on our educational site(s) is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for non-commercial research, educational and informational purposes.
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must get permission from the copyright owner.
Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission or are within the 'fair use' limitations, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.
6) Content Posted on the Site.
a. You understand and agree that Progressive Global Commons may review and delete any content, messages, Progressive Global Commons Messenger messages, photos or profiles (collectively, "Content") that in the sole judgment of Progressive Global Commons violate this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any user or Member.
b. You are solely responsible for the Content that you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the Website/Service or any material or information that you transmit to other users or Members.
c. By posting any Content to the public areas of the Website, you hereby grant to Progressive Global Commons the non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, publicly perform and display such Content on the Website. This license will terminate at the time you remove such Content from the Website.
d. The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited on the Website. Progressive Global Commons reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Website/Service and terminating the membership of or block the access of such violators. Prohibited Content includes Content that:
i. is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
ii. harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
iii. involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming";
iv. promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening,
obscene, defamatory or libelous;
v. promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links
to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to
pirated music files;
vi. contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
vii. provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from
anyone under 18;
viii. provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy,
or providing or creating computer viruses;
ix. solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
or x. involves commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising,
or pyramid schemes.
e. You must use the Website/Service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
f. You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, any user or Member to buy or sell any products or services through the WebsiteService. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other users or Members. Although Progressive Global Commons cannot monitor the conduct of its Members off the Website, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Website/Service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any Member without their prior explicit consent. In order to protect our users or Members from such advertising or solicitation, Progressive Global Commons reserves the right to restrict the number of emails which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a number which Progressive Global Commons deems appropriate in its sole discretion.
g. You may not cover or obscure the banner advertisements on your personal profile page, or any Progressive Global Commons page via HTML/CSS or any other means.
h. Any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to add friends, is prohibited.
i. You may not attempt to impersonate another user or person who is not a member of Progressive Global Commons.
j. You may not use the account, username, or password of another Member at any time nor may you disclose your password to any third party
or permit any third party to access your account.
k. You may not sell or otherwise transfer your profile.
7) Copyright Policy.
You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is the policy of Progressive Global Commons to terminate membership privileges of any member who repeatedly infringes copyright upon prompt notification to Progressive Global Commons by the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Website/Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website; your address, telephone number, and email address; a written 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; 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 authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. Progressive Global Commons' Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached via email: email@example.com.
8) Member Disputes.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Progressive Global Commons Members. Progressive Global Commons reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.
Progressive Global Commons is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate content posted on the Website or in connection with the Service provided, whether caused by users of the Website, Members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Service. Progressive Global Commons is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website or Member of the Service. Progressive Global Commons assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any user or Member communication. Progressive Global Commons is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to users and/or Members or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the Website and/or in connection with the Service. Under no circumstances shall Progressive Global Commons be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Website or the Service or from any Content posted on the Website or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of the Website, whether online or offline. The Website and the Service are provided "AS-IS" and Progressive Global Commons expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. Progressive Global Commons cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Website and/or the Service.
10) Limitation on Liability.
IN NO EVENT SHALL Progressive Global Commons BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE OR THE SERVICE, EVEN IF Progressive Global Commons HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, Progressive Global Commons'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO Progressive Global Commons FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP.
If there is any dispute about or involving the Website and/or the Service, by using the Website, you agree that any dispute shall be governed by the laws of the area in which we are based without regard to conflict of law provisions and you agree to personal jurisdiction by and venue in the area in which we are based.
You agree to indemnify and hold Progressive Global Commons, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.
Users and Members are here by informed that Progressive Global Commons posts supplementary information to this Agreement in the Notices Section of this Website/Service (http://www.progressiveglobalcommons.org/page/notices) and that by this reference this information is incorporated into this Agreement. This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the Website and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member of the Service. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Progressive Global Commons regarding the use of the Website and/or the Service. The failure of Progressive Global Commons to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Please contact us with any questions regarding this Agreement. Progressive Global Commons is a trademark of <Progressive Global Commons>.
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