This agreement is in effect as of Aug 26, 2013.
We reserve the right to change this User Agreement from time to time without notice. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this User Agreement periodically to familiarize yourself with any modifications. Your continued use of this site after such modifications will constitute acknowledgment and agreement of the modified terms and conditions.
Responsible Use and Conduct
By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide for you, either directly or indirectly (hereafter referred to as ‘Resources’), you agree to use these Resources only for the purposes intended as permitted by (a) the terms of this User Agreement, and (b) applicable laws, regulations and generally accepted online practices or guidelines.
Wherein, you understand that:
a) In order to access our Resources, you may be required to provide certain information about yourself (such as identification, contact details, etc.) as part of the registration process, or as part of your ability to use the Resources. You agree that any information you provide will always be accurate, correct, and up to date.
b) You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any login information associated with any account you use to access our Resources. Accordingly, you are responsible for all activities that occur under your account/s.
c) Accessing (or attempting to access) any of our Resources by any means other than through the means we provide, is strictly prohibited. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of our Resources through any automated, unethical or unconventional means.
d) Engaging in any activity that disrupts or interferes with our Resources, including the servers and/or networks to which our Resources are located or connected, is strictly prohibited.
e) Attempting to copy, duplicate, reproduce, sell, trade, or resell our Resources is strictly prohibited.
f) You are solely responsible any consequences, losses, or damages that we may directly or indirectly incur or suffer due to any unauthorized activities conducted by you, as explained above, and may incur criminal or civil liability.
g) We may provide various open communication tools on our website, such as blog comments, blog posts, public chat, forums, message boards, newsgroups, product ratings and reviews, various social media services, etc. You understand that generally we do not pre-screen or monitor the content posted by users of these various communication tools, which means that if you choose to use these tools to submit any type of content to our website, then it is your personal responsibility to use these tools in a responsible and ethical manner. By posting information or otherwise using any open communication tools as mentioned, you agree that you will not upload, post, share, or otherwise distribute any content that:
i. Is illegal, threatening, defamatory, abusive, harassing, degrading, intimidating, fraudulent, deceptive, invasive, racist, or contains any type of suggestive, inappropriate, or explicit language;
ii. Infringes on any trademark, patent, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary right of any party;
iii. Contains any type of unauthorized or unsolicited advertising;
iv. Impersonates any person or entity, including any TechWhirl.com employees or representatives.
We have the right at our sole discretion to remove any content that, in our judgment, does not comply with this User Agreement, along with any content that we feel is otherwise offensive, harmful, objectionable, inaccurate, or violates any 3rd party copyrights or trademarks. We are not responsible for any delay or failure in removing such content. If you post content that we choose to remove, you hereby consent to such removal, and consent to waive any claim against us.
i) You agree to indemnify and hold harmless TechWhirl and its parent company, INKtopia Limited, and affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, donors, agents, and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this User Agreement or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this User Agreement. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.
TECHWHIRL Forums and TECHWR-L Email Discussion List
The TECHWR-L E-mail List and TECHWHIRL Community Forums are un-moderated. However, INKtopia Limited reserves the right to engage in such moderation including, without limitation, the right to edit, refuse to post, or remove any postings to the list or forums (“Postings”).
All Postings are the sole responsibility of the person who transmitted such Postings. INKtopia Limited does not guarantee the accuracy of such Postings.
You agree that you will not use the TECHWHIRL E-mail List or Community Forums to:
a) transmit any Postings that infringe any copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or any other proprietary rights of any non-consenting third party;
b) transmit any Postings that are unfair, inaccurate or defamatory of any person or entity;
c) transmit any Postings that are threatening, abusive, harassing, vulgar, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
d) impersonate any person or entity;
e) transmit any Postings that contain unsolicited or unauthorized advertising (including job postings), promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
f) transmit any Postings that contain 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; or
g) collect, store or use for any purpose whatsoever any personal or aggregate data about or from other users.
INKtopia Limited does not claim ownership of your Postings. Of course, by the very nature of your participation in the TECHWHIRL list and community forums, INKtopia Limited assumes that you intend and expect INKtopia Limited to reproduce your Postings by distributing them to other members of the list and by making them generally available to the technical communications community. Therefore, by transmitting Postings to TECHWHIRL, you automatically grant — or warrant that the owner of such Postings has expressly granted — to INKtopia Limited a royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide license to reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute and display publicly such Postings in any media now known or later developed.
Limitation of Warranties
By using our website, you understand and agree that all Resources we provide are “as is” and “as available”. This means that we do not represent or warrant to you that:
i. the use of our Resources will meet your needs or requirements.
ii. the use of our Resources will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or free from errors.
iii. the information obtained by using our Resources will be accurate or reliable, and
iv. any defects in the operation or functionality of any Resources we provide will be repaired or corrected.
Furthermore, you understand and agree that:
v. any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of our Resources is done at your own discretion and risk, and that you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer or other devices for any loss of data that may result from the download of such content.
vi. no information or advice, whether expressed, implied, oral or written, obtained by you from INKtopia Limited or through any Resources we provide shall create any warranty, guarantee, or conditions of any kind, except for those expressly outlined in this User Agreement.
Limitation of Liability
In conjunction with the Limitation of Warranties as explained above, you expressly understand and agree that any claim against us shall be limited to the amount you paid, if any, for use of products and/or services. INKtopia Limited will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary loss or damages which may be incurred by you as a result of using our Resources, or as a result of any changes, data loss or corruption, cancellation, loss of access, or downtime to the full extent that applicable limitation of liability laws apply.
All content and materials available on TECHWHIRL (the “Materials”) including but not limited to text, graphics, website name, code, images and logos are the intellectual property of INKtopia Limited, and are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. Any inappropriate use, including but not limited to the reproduction, distribution, display or transmission of any content on this site is strictly prohibited, unless specifically authorized by INKtopia Limited. The copyrights in individual works on the TECHWHIRL site are owned either by INKtopia Limited or by contributors to TECHWHIRL, and the selection, arrangement and presentation of all Materials, and the overall design of TECHWHIRL, are the current copyright as presented in the footer of this site for INKtopia Limited. All rights reserved.
Permission is granted to view and print Materials from TECHWHIRL for the non-commercial purpose of viewing, reading and retaining for reference. Any other copying, distribution, retransmission or modification of information or Materials on the site, whether in electronic or hard copy form, without the express prior written permission of INKtopia Limited, is strictly prohibited.
“TECHWHIRL”, “Techwr-l”, and “INKtopia” and the TECHWHIRL logo are trademarks or service marks of INKtopia Limited.
Termination of Use
You agree that we may, at our sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to all or part of our website and Resources with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of this User Agreement. Any suspected illegal, fraudulent or abusive activity may be grounds for terminating your relationship and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Upon suspension or termination, your right to use the Resources we provide will immediately cease, and we reserve the right to remove or delete any information that you may have on file with us, including any account or login information.
This website is controlled by INKtopia Limited. It can be accessed by most countries around the world. By accessing our website, you agree that the statutes and laws of our state, without regard to the conflict of laws and the United Nations Convention on the International Sales of Goods, will apply to all matters relating to the use of this website and the purchase of any products or services through this site.
Furthermore, any action to enforce this User Agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts You hereby agree to personal jurisdiction by such courts, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.
UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSED, INKtopia Limited EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Questions or comments regarding TECHWHIRL, and notifications of claimed copyright infringement pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 512, should be directed to the site administrators at admin@Techwhirl.com or by U.S. mail to INKtopia, Limited, attn: TECHWHIRL Usage, 11531 Delores Ferguson Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277.