Effective Date: December 1, 2012
- Description of Service. Scubashooters.net goal is to become the home to the largest, most active Underwater Photography community on the web and also to house a big collection of Underwater Photos. Scubashooters.net provides a platform for enthusiasts to share photos, breaking news stories, and discuss various Underwate and Scuba Diving subjects. Scubashooters.net welcomes everyone who is interested and/or passionate about Scuba Diving and Underwater Photography and welcomes you to the site.
- Age Requirement. You must be at least 13 to use the Service.
- Your Obligation to Stay Current. It is critical that you keep your email contact information correct and updated with Scubashooters.net at all times. In addition, we encourage you to check back regularly to review these Terms at least once every 30 days.
- Content Protected by Intellectual Property Rights. Any content available through the Service, including games, applications, software, text, audio, video, pictures, graphics, music, sound clips, images, likenesses, personal information and other works of authorship (collectively, "Content") is protected by the intellectual property rights of Scubashooters.net or its licensors, including our users. Scubashooters.net needs your permission before we can use your photos on our website, which is why we need the limited, revocable, nonexclusive license described below in Section 4.B.
- Types of User Content. Scubashooters.net greatly values the Content submitted to the Service by our photographers and other users. We view our photographers and other users? Content as fitting into the following two different categories:
- photos, artwork, pictures, and videos (collectively, "User Photos");
- forum posts, text comments, and any other Content excluding User Photos ("User Text").
- you have sufficient rights in your Content to post it to the Service and to grant to Scubashooters.net the limited license described in these Terms;
- there are no license fees, clearance fees, and other financial obligations of any kind, arising from any use of your Content on the Service;
- you are the individual pictured, depicted, and/or heard in your Content or you have obtained permission from each person (including consent from parents or guardians for anyone under the age of eighteen (18)) who appears and/or is heard in your Content to grant the rights to Scubashooters.net described in these Terms; and
- your Content is not defamatory, does not infringe the intellectual property rights, privacy, rights to publicity or any other legal or moral rights of any third party.
- Ownership of Your Content. You retain ownership of the Content you submit to the Service.
Scubashooters.net does not claim any ownership interest in any Content that you post to the Service. Of course, Scubashooters needs our Users? permission to use your Content on the Service, which is the reason we need the nonexclusive, limited license to your Content set forth in Section 4(B.).
- Your License to Scubashooters.com.
- When you post User Photos to the Service, you hereby grant Scubashooters.net a limited, revocable, perpetual (subject to your right of revocation), worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, transmit, distribute, publicly perform and display (including in each case by means of a digital audio and video transmission), and advertise around the User Photos.This limited license only allows Scubashooters.net to use your User Photos on or through the Service and through channels provided by Scubashooters.net partners such us partner websites, apps and magazines provided Scubashooters.net is always cited as well as your credits as author and owner of the transmitted image. In addition, you hereby grant Scubashooters.net the limited permission to modify your User Photos to add a watermark and copyright notification in a manner generally consistent with past practice and for technical purposes to enable the display of the User Photos on or through the Service. For example, we may need to compress a photo image to create a thumbnail. For clarification, the limited license to modify your User Photos for technical purposes does not permit Scubashooters.net to make modifications to your User Photos for creative purposes. Also, this limited license does not permit Scubashooters.net to distribute your User Photos in any way other than on and through the Service ant its latest features such as Facebook Fan Page, but does permit Scubashooters.net to make your User Photos available for viral distribution such as by providing HTML code for Underwater Photography enthusiasts to embed the "photo of the day" on other websites and allowing Scubashooters.net to share User Photos with members of the Scubashooters.net community through, for example, Facebook,Twitter,email and newsletters.
- As consideration for your limited license of your User Photos to Scubashooters.net, Scubashooters.net will provide you with prominent attribution for your contribution. You agree that the commitments made to you by Scubashooters.net in these Terms satisfy in full our obligations to you under the doctrine of "moral rights" under the laws of any jurisdiction in Content you submit or make available on or through the Service. For a discussion of "moral rights", one resource can be located at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_rights
- For Content that you post to the Service that is User Text, you hereby grant Scubashooters.net an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, transmit, distribute, publicly display, and advertise in and around such User Text. You also give us a limited license to modify your User Text to the extent we deem useful to improve the Service by, for example, updating Marine Specie i.e. adding/correcting Scientific Names of the creature on the photo submitted.
- Your Right to Terminate the License. For Content consisting of your User Photos, you may remove such Content from the Service and terminate your license to us at any time. If you want Scubashooters.net to stop using your User Photos, simply send us written notice or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting us to stop distributing such materials, in which event we will stop using your User Photos within 14 days. So that we can quickly identify the User Photos you want removed from the Service, your notice must clearly identify the Content at issue. The 14 day period for Scubashooters.net to stop distributing your Content begins only once Scubashooters.net has received a notice complying with the requirements of this Section 4(C). Scubashooters.net will remove your User Text from the Service upon written request from you as described in this Section 5.B. if doing so would not interfere with other users? ability to enjoy the Service. For example, a request to remove all of your User Text from a long string of interactive forum posts could render the entire forum unintelligible and eliminate the ability of the other users of the Site to read and enjoy that forum.
- User Contact Submissions. Unless you have a separate written agreement with us, when you submit ideas, suggestions, documents, or proposals (collectively, "Submissions") to Scubashooters.net, you represent, warrant, and agree that: (i) your Submissions do not include confidential or proprietary information; (ii) if we so choose, Scubashooters.net may use and disclose your Submissions in any way; and (iii) Scubashooters.net has no obligation to pay or reimburse you for your Submissions or our use of your Submissions.
- No Use Outside License. Scubashooters.net will not use your Content outside the scope of the license set forth in this Section 4 without your express consent.
You must not post to the Service any Content that, as reasonably determined by Scubashooters.net, is or appears to be the following:
- untrue, misleading, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, invasive to another person's privacy or protected data, hateful, or racially or otherwise objectionable;
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- of a type that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships, such as proprietary and confidential information;
- unsolicited, undisclosed or unauthorized advertising;
- software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
- data or information obtained through access that was not authorized by the owner, or that you are not authorized to post; or
- in violation of any applicable local, state, national or international law (including export laws).
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- access or use the Service in any way that is not in compliance with any applicable local, state, national or international law (including export laws), contracts, intellectual property rights or constitutes the commission of a tort, or for any purpose that is harmful or unintended (by us), or other than in full compliance with these Terms;
- access, tamper with, or use services or areas of the Service that you are not authorized to access;
- alter information on or obtained from the Service;
- amper with postings, registration information, profiles, submissions or Content belonging to Scubashooters.net or other users of Scubashooters.net;
- use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or interface not provided by us to access the Service or extract data or gather or use information, such as email addresses, available from the Service or transmit any unsolicited advertising, "junk mail," "spam," or "chain letters"
- rame any part of the Service, or link to the Service, or otherwise make it look like you have a relationship to us or that we have endorsed you or your Content for any purpose except as expressly permitted in writing by Scubashooters.com or specifically permitted on the Site;
- impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
- reverse engineer any licensed software, application, games or any other aspect of the Service or do anything that might discover source code, or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any area, content or code of the Service;
- send to or otherwise impact us or the Service (or anything or anyone else) with harmful, illegal, deceptive or disruptive code such as a virus, "spyware," "adware" or other code that could adversely impact the Service or any recipient; or
- take any action which might impose a significant burden (as determined by us) on the Service's infrastructure or computer systems, or otherwise interfere with the ordinary operation of the Service.
- Liquidated Damages. IF YOU SEND UNSOLICITED COMMERCIAL EMAIL OR ADVERTISING, BULK EMAIL, SPAM, OR CHAIN LETTERS (COLLECTIVELY, "UNSOLICITED EMAIL OR OTHER COMMUNICATION") THROUGH THE SERVICE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU WILL HAVE CAUSED SUBSTANTIAL HARM TO SCUBASHOOTERS.NET, BUT THAT THE AMOUNT OF THE HARM WOULD BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO ASCERTAIN. AS A REASONABLE ESTIMATION OF SUCH HARM, YOU WILL PAY LICENSOR $80 FOR EACH SUCH UNSOLICITED EMAIL OR OTHER COMMUNICATION.
- No Duty to Monitor. Although we strive to maintain the high standards for Content which we have set for ourselves and which our users have come to expect, we are under no obligation to regularly monitor the accuracy or reliability of the Content. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or Content expressed or made available by third parties, including other users, are those of the respective author(s) and not of Scubashooters.net. Scubashooters.net neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, information, or statement made on the Service. However, we reserve the right to modify or remove any Content at any time. Our limited right to modify Content submitted by our Users is described in Section 4.B. above.
- Right to Resolve Disputes. Scubashooters.net has the right, but not the obligation to resolve disputes between users relating to the Service and Scubashooters.net's resolution of a particular dispute does not create an obligation to resolve any other dispute. Scubashooters.net?s resolution of any dispute is final with respect to the Service.
- License by Scubashooters.net to You. You must respect the intellectual property laws protecting our Service. Scubashooters.net grants you a limited, revocable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive license, under the rights Scubashooters.net has in the Content, to privately display and perform the Content on your computer for your own personal, non-commercial purposes.
- Reservation of Rights. Your ownership rights in your Content are unaffected by your posting that Content to the Service. For all other Content on the Service Scubashooters.net reserves all rights Except as expressly stated in this Section 9, you may not reproduce, distribute, modify, publicly perform or display, or prepare derivative works of any Content that is not yours, including any software, without prior written consent from Scubashooters.net or other third-party owner of the rights in that Content (if any).
We reserve the right to modify or discontinue, and restrict or block access to, the Service without notice to you. We may remove any user-posted Content from the Service at any time without notice to you, including removal of Content that we believe to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable. We are not liable for any such modification, discontinuance or removal.
- Right to Terminate. We may, at any time, without notice to you, terminate your access to the Service, and your Account, or block your access to the Service if:
- we believe in our sole discretion that you may have violated these Terms or have otherwise engaged in any activities that may harm or damage the reputation, rights, person, or property of Scubashooters.net, our users, or any other person;
- requested by law enforcement or other government agencies; or iii. your Account has extended periods of inactivity.
- Notice of Termination. If applicable law requires us to provide notice of termination or cancellation, we may give prior or subsequent notice by posting it on the Site or by sending a communication to any address (email or otherwise) that we have for you in our records.
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You agree to hold Scubashooters.net and its officers, directors, employees, agents, attorneys, suppliers, crew volunteers, and each of their respective successors and assigns (collectively, the "Indemnified Persons"), harmless from, and indemnify them for, all damages, costs, expenses and other liabilities, including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses, relating to any claim arising out of or related to: (i) any unauthorized access to and use by you of the games, software, and other aspects of the Service and the Content; (ii) your violation of these Terms, and any applicable law or the rights of another person or party; (iii) any dispute you have with any user of the Service and any dispute you have related to any merchant or advertising found on or through the Service; (iv) Scubashooters.net?s resolution (if any) of any dispute you have with any user of the Service; (v) your improper authorization for Scubashooters.net to collect, use or disclose any Content provided by you; and (vi) any disclosures made with your permission.
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- the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf;
- identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit Scubashooters.com to locate the material (for example, by providing a URL to the material);
- your name, address, telephone number, and email address;
- 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; and
- a statement that the information in your notification is accurate and a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
- Our designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement can be reached at: Copyright Agent Via Barucchi Chievo (VR) Italy email@example.com
- It is our policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances any Account or user for repeated infringement of intellectual property rights, including copyrights, and we also reserve the right to terminate an Account or user for even one instance of infringement.
- Scubashooters.net may access, preserve and disclose to third parties any of your information or data (including personally identifiable information and private communications) related to a written complaint of copyright infringement if we believe in our sole discretion that such access, preservation, or disclosure is necessary or useful to respond or otherwise address such complaint.
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