If you do not agree to these terms and conditions of use, you may not access or otherwise use the Website. By using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and that you agree to be contractually bound by it.
This Agreement is an electronic contract that sets out the legally binding terms of your use of the Website and your membership in the Service. This Agreement may be modified by Debateables from time to time, such modifications to be effective upon posting by Debateables on the Website. This Agreement includes Debateables's Acceptable Use Policy, Content Posted, and Code of Conduct on the Website. By accessing the Website or becoming a Member, you accept this Agreement and agree to the terms, conditions and notices contained or referenced herein.
By using the Debateables.com Services, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) if you are under the age of 18 you have permission from your legal guardian to utilize Debateables.com Services. (d) Your use of the Debateables.com Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation. (e) Your profile may be deleted and your Membership may be terminated without warning, if we believe you are not "eligible" to utilize the site's services.
This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Debateables.com Services or are a Member. You may terminate your Membership at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Member's Account Settings page. Debateables.com may terminate your Membership at any time, without warning.
By accessing the Website or becoming a Member, you consent to have this Agreement provided to you in electronic form.
Content Posted and Code of Conduct
You agree to use the Debateables.com's service in accordance with the following content posted and code of conduct guidelines:
Will not create more than one account.
Will not upload, copy, distribute, share, sell, create derivative works of, or otherwise alter or use any Content, in whole or in part, for any purpose whatsoever except as expressly authorized in this Agreement; and to do so in any manner exceeding the scope of your rights to use such Content (e.g., license rights associated with premium content or subscription-based materials), without permission from the Content owner, or otherwise in violation of another person's rights to such Content.
Will not upload, copy, distribute, share, or otherwise use Content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, harmful, hateful, harassing, pornographic, threatening, racially or ethnically offensive, abusive, that would violate another person's rights, constitute or encourage a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or violate any local, state, national, or international law or regulation, or that is otherwise inappropriate.
Will not upload, copy, distribute, share, or otherwise use unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation. To protect our Members from such advertising or solicitation, Debateables reserves the right to restrict the number of emails that a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period, to a number that Debateables.com deems appropriate in its sole discretion.
Will not upload, copy, distribute, share, or otherwise use Content that contains or embodies software viruses, worms, Trojan horses, bugs, or any other malicious computer code that is designed to interrupt, undermine, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment, or that is designed to perform functions on any software, hardware, or equipment without the owner's express consent.
Will not disclose your password or transfer your account to any third-party, or allow any third-party to access your account.
Will not impersonate any person or entity, including without limitation Debateables.com officials, staff, and/or Members.
Will not access the Service by any means other than through the interface provided by Debateables.com for use in accessing the Service. This includes not using or launching any automated system, including without limitation any spider, robot (or "bot"), scraper, or offline reader, that accesses the Service in a way that sends more request messages to the Debateables.com servers in a given time period than a human reasonably can produce in the same time period using a conventional online Web browser. Notwithstanding this, Debateables grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy Content from the Site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available, searchable indices of such Content, but not caches or archives of such Content. Debateables reserves the right to revoke these exceptions, in general or specific instances.
Will not interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, make the Service available over a network (other than Debateables.com's network) where it could be used by others, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Service.
Will not use the Service to artificially generate traffic or page links to a Website or for any other purpose not intended for personal, noncommercial use of the Service.
Will not collect, harvest, or store any personally identifiable information, including Member account information, from the Service.
Will not translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify, or create derivative works based on the Service, in whole or in part.
Will not circumvent, disable, violate, or otherwise interfere with any security related feature of the Service, or any technology or feature that restricts or prevents copying or use of Content or that enforces limitations on use of the Service or Content.
Will not rent, lease, sublicense, transfer, sell, trade, resell, or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service (including without limitation your account information), use of the Service, or access to the Service.
Will not use the Service to harass or "stalk" anyone.
Will not upload Content that exploits anyone under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or that solicits personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18.
Will not use the Service in any way to provide material support or resources (or to conceal or disguise the source, location, nature, or ownership of material support or resources) to any organization designated by the U.S. government as a foreign terrorist organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. P 1189.
Will not use the Service in any way that violates the terms of this Agreement, or that aids, encourages, or purports to authorize anyone else to violate the terms of this Agreement.
Will not use the service in any way that intentionally or unintentionally violates any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation.
Will follow the following rules while participating on the site. Any disregard for these rules or any of the other terms or guidelines may result in termination of a member's account.
No use of profanities or swear words.
No personal attacks against other members or a member's opinions.
No use of racial, sexual or religious slurs.
No threats or implications thereof.
Proprietary Rights in Content on Debateables.com
You acknowledge and agree that the Service uses and contains proprietary and confidential technology and information owned by or licensed to Debateables, and protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws and international treaties. You are not granted any right or license with respect to the trademarks of Debateables.com, Debateables, or any third-party. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or displayed, streamed, or otherwise made available through the Service may be protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws and international treaties. All material you post on Debateables.com, including debate arguments, comments, forums, profiles, pictures, and messages becomes the property of Debateables.com, and you waive all claims of ownership for said property.
You are solely responsible for your interaction with other Debateables.com Members or users, whether online or offline. Debateables reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members or users. If you have a dispute with one or more Members or users, you release Debateables.com and Debateables (and our officers, directors, agents, employees, subsidiaries, and affiliates) from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such dispute. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code P1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."
As explained herein, use of the Site and Service is also governed by our "Privacy Statement".
The Service (including any software contained therein) is provided "AS-IS." Any use of the Service is at your own risk. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Debateables expressly disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, and title. Debateables makes no representation or guarantee that the Service will be free from loss, damage, destruction, corruption, interference, viruses, worms, bugs, Trojan horses, attacks, hacking, or other security breaches; and Debateables disclaims any liability relating thereto. Debateables cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Service or Internet. You are solely responsible for creating and maintaining your own personal backup of any of your Content Uploaded to Debateables.com.
The Service may be unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. Under no circumstances shall Debateables be held liable for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, loss, corruption, defect, delay, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of communications, or any other delay or failure in performance. Without limiting the foregoing, Debateables shall not be held liable for any problem, technical malfunction, or failure of the Internet or any telecommunications equipment, network, or line, computer online system, server or provider, computer or other equipment, email, media player, or other software or hardware - whether resulting from technical problems, traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof, or any other reason. Debateables shall not be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond Debateables's reasonable control, including without limitation other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of Third-Parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heating, lighting, or air conditioning. Debateables shall not be held liable for any loss, damage, injury, or death of any person, or any loss or damage to any computer or other equipment, resulting directly or indirectly from participation in the Service, from accessing or using Content or other materials in connection with the Service, and/or from any other reason set forth herein. Without prior notice, Debateables may modify, suspend, or discontinue any part of the Service (including any Content) or your use of them; and in the event Debateables does so, it will not be liable to you or any third-party.
You acknowledge that your Uploading of any Content to Debateables.com is done at your own risk. Debateables shall not be held liable for any loss, damage, or injury relating to such Content in any way. Debateables shall not be held liable for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Site or in connection with the Service, whether caused by users, Members, or any equipment or programming associated with or used in the Service. Debateables shall not be held liable for the conduct of any Member or user. Under no circumstances shall Debateables be held liable for any loss, damage, or injury, including without limitation personal injury or death, resulting from any use of the Service, any Content posted on the Service or transmitted to Members, or any interaction between Members or users, whether online or offline.
Some of the Content, products, and services available through the Service may include materials belonging to Third-Parties. Debateables or its partners may present advertisements or promotional content on or through the Service. Debateables has no control over and does not warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume liability for any Content, product, or service that is advertised, promoted, or offered by a third-party through the Service or any hyperlinked Website, or featured in any banner or other advertising. Your dealings with, or participation in promotions of, any third-party advertiser on or through the Service are solely between you and the third-party. You agree that Debateables shall not be held liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss, damage, or injury of any kind incurred as a result of any such dealings or the presence of such Third-Parties on the Service. As when dealing with any product or service provider, you should use your best judgment and exercise caution as appropriate.
Reservation of Rights
Debateables reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, delete, or otherwise change a Member's username, URL address, content, or account with or without notice, at any time, and without liability. Debateables reserves the right to use profile pictures, user names, and/or URL addresses of Members on the Site, including without limitation on our "Join" page, "Home" page, "Member" page or in emails in connection with advertisements and promotion of Debateables.com. Debateables also reserves the right to use any uploaded photos, usernames, URL addresses, or account information on any additional domain names that reflect a similar debating environment.
Limitation on liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL Debateables BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, CORRUPTION OF DATA, PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR ANY OTHER TANGIBLE OR INTANGIBLE LOSS ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICE, EVEN IF Debateables HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM Debateables OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT; AND NEITHER YOU NOR ANY THIRD-PARTY MAY RELY ON ANY SUCH ADVICE OR INFORMATION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT Debateables SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONTENT UPLOADED BY MEMBERS OR USERS, OR FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY MEMBER, USER, OR OTHER THIRD-PARTY, AND YOU BEAR THE ENTIRE RISK OF DAMAGE OR HARM FROM THE FOREGOING. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS HEREIN MAY OR MAY NOT BE APPLICABLE TO YOU. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, Debateables'S ENTIRE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE OR ACTION WHATSOEVER, AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, SHALL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO Debateables FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Debateables, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, SUBSIDIARIES, AND AFFILIATES FROM ANY CLAIM, SUIT, ACTION, DEMAND, LOSS, AND DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS' FEES, COSTS, AND EXPENSES, MADE OR INCURRED BY ANY THIRD-PARTY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, ANY CONTENT THAT YOU UPLOAD, YOUR USE OF CONTENT ACCESSED FROM THE SITE OR SERVICE, YOUR VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT, AND/OR YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS.
Debateables may provide you with notices, including without limitation notices regarding changes to the Agreement, by email, regular mail, or postings on the Service. Unless the notice states otherwise, it will become effective immediately.
United States Export Controls
To the extent that software used in connection with the Service ("Software") is subject to U.S. export controls, it may not be downloaded from the Service or otherwise exported or re-exported: (A) into, or to a national or resident of, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (B) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of, any such country or on any such list.
This Agreement (including all Debateables.com policies, guidelines, rules, and notices incorporated by reference herein) represents the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between Debateables and you regarding the use of the Debateables.com Site or Service; and it supersedes any prior proposal, oral or written agreement, and any other communications between Debateables and you relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. Any failure of Debateables to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement. Unless expressly provided in this Agreement, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this Agreement. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
You understand that meeting new people, by whatever method or means, always requires taking normal precautions you should otherwise follow in establishing new relationships. Those may include, but are not limited to, meeting in public places, checking with mutual friends, free or fee-based internet background checks or searches, and otherwise using common sense about protecting yourself and your property. You understand that you are responsible for protecting yourself and your personal and financial information, that you are not entrusting that responsibility to anyone else, and that you understand that nothing on Debateables.com is designed to or should be expected to do any of that for you.
When you sign up to become a Member, you will also be asked to choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree not to use the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify Debateables.com immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.
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