Last Modified: 27th November, 2019
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE AWARE THAT SECTION 18 (DISPUTE RESOLUTION) OF THESE TERMS CONTAINS A MUTUAL ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER THAT REQUIRES YOU AND US TO RESOLVE ANY AND ALL DISPUTES WITH EACH OTHER ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS THROUGH FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION. PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, SECTION 18 (DISPUTE RESOLUTION), CAREFULLY.
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
By accessing or using the Site, or by clicking to accept these Terms when this option is made available to you, you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms and to abide by all applicable laws with regard to your use of the Site. In addition to these Terms, your access to and use of certain portions or aspects of the Site, or your ability to access and/or use certain products or services that are offered or made available to you through the Site, may require you to accept additional terms and conditions as applicable to such products or services (collectively, “Additional Terms”). The Additional Terms are hereby incorporated and made a part of these Terms by this reference.
THESE TERMS GOVERN YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE. BY USING THE SITE, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THE SITE.
2. AGE REQUIREMENTS
You must be at least the age of majority in your state of residence, and fully able and competent to enter into and abide by the terms and conditions of these Terms, in order to access and use the Site. Individuals under the age of majority are not eligible to use the Site and may not submit any personal information to us. By accessing or using the Site, you represent and warrant that you are at least the age of majority in your state of residence, are legally entitled to enter into these Terms, and have the right, authority and capacity to enter into and abide by the terms and conditions of these Terms.
3. MODIFICATION TO THESE TERMS
We will email you or post a notification on the Site in the event of any material changes to these Terms. Such changes, whether in the form of modifications, additions, or deletions, shall be effective when specified in the relevant notification or, if the change is immaterial, immediately upon appearing on the Site. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following our posting of any changes to these Terms means that you accept those changes.
If you have difficulty using or accessing any element of this Site or if you have any feedback regarding accessibility of this Site, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. RESTRICTIONS ON USE
Solely for Personal Use
You may browse the Site and all associated content solely for your personal use and enjoyment. This Site or any portion thereof may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without our express written consent.
Accuracy of Information as Condition to Site Access
To access parts of the Site or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain, sometimes personal, information. It is a condition of your use of the Site that all the information you provide on the Site is correct, current, and complete.
You agree not to use any device, software, or routine to interfere with the proper functioning of the Site. In addition, when accessing or using the Site you may not:
Transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, or indecent information of any kind, including images and language;
Transmit any message that constitutes, encourages, or incites conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability;
Transmit or solicit any information, software, or other material that violates or infringes upon the rights of others, including material that is an invasion of privacy or publicity rights; is protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights; or is a derivative work with respect thereto, without first obtaining permission from the owner or right holder;
Transmit any information, software, or other material that contains a virus, trojan horse, time bomb, worm or other rogue programming or other harmful component;
Use any software, tool, data, device, or other mechanism to navigate or search the Site, other than generally available browsers or a search engine provided by us;
Frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any aspect of the Site, including any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including, but not limited to, images, text, page layout, or form) without our express written consent; or
Use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing our name or trademarks without our express written consent.
Additionally, you are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Site, including, without limitation:
Accessing content or data not intended for you or logging onto a server that you are not authorized to access;
Attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Site, or any associated system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
Interfering or attempting to interfere with service to any visitor, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, “flooding,” “spamming,” “mail bombing,” or “crashing;”
Violating security features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Site or any content on the Site, including, without limitation, by use of any manual or automated software, devices, scripts bots, crawlers, spiders, data miners, scraping or other automatic access tools;
Using the Site to send unsolicited e-mail, promotions or advertisements for products or services;
Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or posting; or
Attempting to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by us in providing the Site.
Any violation of system or network security may subject you to civil and/or criminal liability.
7. USER COVENANTS
By accessing or using the Site, you agree to, acknowledge, and represent as follows:
You will comply with all applicable federal, state or local laws (including, without limitation, those pertaining to such areas as libel, slander, defamation, trade libel, product disparagement, harassment, invasion of privacy, tort, obscenity, indecency, and copyright or trademark infringement) in using the Site (including, without limitation, any products and/or services made available to you through the Site), and you will not perform or fail to perform any act that you know or reasonably should know would place us or our affiliates in violation of any applicable law. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree to comply with all laws and regulations regarding online conduct and acceptable content and regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country from which you access the Site.
You have the authority and capacity, under the laws of the state or jurisdiction in which you reside, to make the representations and warranties and be bound by the covenants provided herein.
8. COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS, AND OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
When accessing and using the Site, you agree to obey the law and to respect the intellectual property rights of others.
As between you and us, all content on the Site, including text, hidden text within our source code, trademarks, software, photos, video, images, graphics, music, audio-visual content, podcasts, recordings, sound, or any other digital media, is owned by us and/or our licensors and is subject to protection by patent, copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights. In addition, the entire content of the Site is copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws, and we own the copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such content. Any feedback you provide to us relating to the Site (including, without limitation, any products and/or services made available to you through the Site), shall be deemed to be non-confidential. We shall be free to use such information on an unrestricted basis.
All trademarks, trade names, trade dress, logos, and service marks (collectively, the “Trademarks”) appearing on the Site are the property of their respective owners, including, in some instances, us and/or our partner companies. Nothing contained on the Site or these Terms serves to grant you, by implication or otherwise, a license or right to use any of the Trademarks or copyrights owned by us or by any third party.
Except as expressly provided herein, you may not use, modify, create derivative works of, copy, redistribute, reproduce, publish, transmit, display, commercialize, or in any other way exploit any content or material from the Site without express written permission from us and, if applicable, the respective copyright owner. You acknowledge and agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights by accessing or using the Site.
9. MONITORING; COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS
You agree that we have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor, suspend, terminate, edit, disclose, refuse to post, or remove at any time, for any reason in our sole discretion, any material, content, and/or activity anywhere on the Site, including, without limitation, by suspending or terminating your access to or use of the Site. Notwithstanding this right, we do not and cannot review all materials submitted to the Site. If notified, we will investigate an allegation that content transmitted to us is in violation of these Terms and determine whether to have the communication removed. However, we assume no responsibility or liability arising from or relating to any actions or content transmitted by or between you or any third party within or outside of the Site, including, but not limited to, any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained therein.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
We may, in appropriate circumstances, terminate the access of users who infringe or otherwise violate the rights of others. While we reserve the right to terminate the access of users who infringe or otherwise violate the rights of others in our sole discretion, if you are a Repeat Offender (as defined below), your access to the Site will be suspended or terminated. “Repeat Offender” shall mean any user of the Site against whom we receive three (3) or more Infringement Notifications (as defined below).
If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us (each, an “Infringement Notification”) by providing the following information (as required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. sec. 512):
A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works at the Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at the Site;
Identification of the material 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 us to locate the material;
Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an e-mail address;
A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by you, your agent, or the law; and
A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Please send the written communication to our copyright agent by e-mail and by U.S. Mail to:
Thunder Closet Productions, Inc
c/o Gursey Schneider LLP
1888 Century Park East, Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Attn: DMCA Agent
E-mail Subject: “DMCA Request”
10. OTHER SITES
We may provide links and pointers to websites, goods, and/or services maintained, owned, or controlled by us or our affiliates (“Affiliate Sites”), or by others (“Third-Party Sites”) that are not affiliated with us and may be located in different countries and that may subject to different regulatory and other legal requirements. Even if maintained, owned or controlled by us or our affiliates, Affiliate Sites are subject to separate terms, which appear on such Affiliate Sites. Accordingly, please review any terms on such Affiliate Sites which shall govern their use or data gathering or transactions on them. We have not reviewed all of the Third-Party Sites linked to the Site and are not responsible for the content or services offered on such Third-Party Sites, including, but not limited to, any advertising, order processing and fulfillment, or payment terms related to such Third-Party Sites. Access to Third-Party Sites through our Site does not constitute an endorsement by us or any of our subsidiaries or affiliates of any such Third-Party Sites, or the content or services offered by them. We have no responsibility or liability for these Third-Party Sites’ independent policies or actions and are not responsible for the privacy practices of such Third-Party Sites or retailers. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding Third-Party Sites should be directed to the applicable third party.
If we provide links to social media platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter, and you choose to visit those websites through our links, please note that the personal information you post, transmit, or otherwise make available on those websites may be viewed by the general public. We do not control any content information made available on social media pages and are not responsible for any third-party use of any information, including, without limitation, personally identifiable information, that you have posted, transmitted, or otherwise made available there.
11. SITE UPDATES
We will not be liable if, for any reason, all or part of the Site is ever unavailable. We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part thereof) with or without notice. We undertake no obligation to update, amend, or clarify information on the Site, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied on the Site should be taken to indicate that all information on the Site has been modified or updated. Please remember when reviewing information on the Site that such information may not represent the complete information available on a subject. In addition, subsequent events or changes in circumstances may cause existing information on the Site to become inaccurate or incomplete.
On occasion, information on the Site may contain errors. We reserve the right to, at any time without prior notice, correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, and to change or update information.
12. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WE AND/OR OUR SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND MANAGERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR SUCH DAMAGES ARE REASONABLE FORESEEABLE), RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR ANY SERVICES, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE OR INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE; (II) ANY ACT OR OMISSION BY YOU THAT IS BASED (IN WHOLE OR IN PART) ON ANY INFORMATION, STATEMENT OR CONTENT THAT IS PROVIDED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU BY OR THROUGH THE SITE; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR OTHER DATA; OR (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COLLECTIVE LIABILITY OF US AND OUR SUCCESSORS, ASSIGNS, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND MANAGERS TO YOU, FOR ANY AND ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, ONE HUNDRED U.S. DOLLARS ($100). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES AND/OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, IN CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU; ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS REMAIN IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless us, our affiliates, our subsidiaries, and each of our and their respective shareholders, members, managers, directors, officers, employees, personnel, agents, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims, allegations, demands, actions, causes of action, lawsuits, investigations and proceedings (including any and all liability, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), settlements, fines, penalties and losses of any kind or nature whatsoever resulting from any of the foregoing) arising out of or in connection with: (i) your violation or breach of these Terms; (ii) your use of the Site (including, without limitation, any products and/or services made available to you through the Site); (iii) your dispute with another user; (iv) your violation of any rights of any third party; or (v) your violation of applicable law. This indemnification obligation will continue after you stop using the Site. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any claim and matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you at your expense, and you shall not in any event settle or otherwise dispose of any matter without our prior written consent.
15. FORCE MAJEURE
We will not be liable or responsible to you, nor be deemed to have defaulted or breached these Terms, for any failure or delay in our performance under these Terms when and to the extent such failure or delay is caused by or results from acts or circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of God, flood, fire, earthquake, explosion, governmental actions, war, invasion or hostilities (whether war is declared or not), terrorist threats or acts, riot or other civil unrest, national emergency, revolution, insurrection, epidemic, lockouts, strikes or other labor disputes (whether or not relating to our workforce), restraints or delays affecting carriers, inability to obtain or delay in obtaining adequate or suitable supplies, breakdown of materials or telecommunications, or power outage.
We may send you responses or notices by e-mail, posting to the Site, or written communication sent by U.S. Postal Service. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
17. GOVERNING LAW
These Terms and your use of the Site shall be governed by and construed for both substantive and procedural purposes in accordance with the laws of the State of California, U.S.A., without giving effect to any principles of any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the laws of any jurisdiction other than those of the State of California to apply.
18. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Timing of Claims
Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to this Site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.
Arbitration and Venue
Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to the Site shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Los Angeles, California, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate our intellectual property rights, we may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court, and you consent to jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under these Terms shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules and before a single arbitrator.
Ultimately, the selected arbitrator must have expertise in the subject matter of the dispute. The expenses of the arbitration charged by the arbitrator shall be borne by the prevailing party or otherwise as appropriately allocated between the parties to the arbitration by the arbitrator in his or her discretion. However, in every other regard, each party shall pay for and bear its own costs and legal fees, costs, and expenses. The arbitration shall be completed within one hundred twenty (120) days of either giving notice or filing a demand to arbitrate with the American Arbitration Association (whichever shall first occur).
The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. The testimony, evidence, ruling, and all documentation regarding any arbitration shall be considered confidential information. Neither party may use, disclose, or divulge any such information unless otherwise required by law.
Class Action Waiver
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under these Terms shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to these Terms, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise. You agree to an arbitration on an individual basis. IN ANY DISPUTE, NEITHER YOU NOR WE WILL BE ENTITLED TO JOIN OR CONSOLIDATE CLAIMS BY OR AGAINST OTHER USERS IN COURT OR IN ARBITRATION OR OTHERWISE PARTICIPATE IN ANY CLAIM AS A CLASS REPRESENTATIVE, CLASS MEMBER, OR IN A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAPACITY. The arbitral tribunal may not consolidate more than one (1) person’s claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. The arbitral tribunal has no power to consider the enforceability of this class arbitration waiver and any challenge to the class arbitration waiver may only be raised in a court of competent jurisdiction.
20. NOTICE FOR CALIFORNIA USERS
Under California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California users of the Site are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice: The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N. 112, Sacramento, CA 95834, or by telephone at (916) 445-1254 or (800) 952-5210. We may be contacted via e-mail at email@example.com.