Terms and Conditions of Use
Effective October 1, 2011 | Updated March 26, 2012 | Updated April 10, 2014
The following terms constitute an agreement between you and Springraise, LLC. (“Springraise”), the operator of www.Springraise.com (the “Site”). This agreement governs your use of the Site, both as a casual visitor and a registered member as described below.
By accessing or using the Site, you agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. To the extent you register on the Site as a member, then in addition to the terms that are applicable to all users of the Site, the terms that apply only to members shall apply to you too.
Children under the age of 18 are prohibited from registering as members. By registering as a member you represent that you are age 18 or older. You may view the external pages of this site if you are over 18 years of age. External pages are defined by those not requiring membership for viewing.
Acceptable and Lawful Use of Site by Members
Members shall not post or upload any information or other content on the Site that (a) is false, inaccurate or misleading; (b) is obscene or indecent; (c) infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy of any party; or (d) is defamatory, libelous, threatening, abusive, hateful, or contains pornography. Members shall not interfere with other members’ use and enjoyment of Site (for example, by harassing, threatening or stalking another participant of a chat room, forum, seminar, or threaded message, including the use of expressions of bigotry, racism, hatred, or profanity). Members may not use the Site to conduct any activity that is illegal or violates the rights of others, provide instructional information about illegal activities, or promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual.
All members represent and warrant that the information they provided when registering as a member, and all information that they subsequently provide regarding themselves and their membership, is true and accurate and not misleading.
Use of Site by Members and Non-Members
You may not use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the Site or content or services provided on the Site for any purposes. You may not post content on the Site that contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, spiders, or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information. You shall not attempt to make the Site unavailable through denial-of-service attacks or similar means. You shall not use contact information provided by members, or collect information about our members, to facilitate the sending of unsolicited bulk communications such as SPAM or SPIM or allow others use of your membership account to take such actions.
Non-Commercial Use by Members
The Member Area and the content and information contained in the Member Area is for the personal use of individual members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become members and should not use the Site without express consent from Springraise.
Posting and Use of Content in the Member Area
While some community areas in the Member Area are monitored periodically for topicality, Springraise has no obligation to prescreen postings and is not responsible for their content. We encourage you to notify us of inappropriate or illegal content and we reserve the right to remove postings for any reason.
You agree not to disclose to any person or entity personally identifiable information about other members that you learn using this Site (whether posted in the Member Area by a member or emailed to you by a member) without the express consent of such member. You may disclose information of a general nature (that could not identify the member who provided such information or whom such information is about) to third parties outside this Site, subject to the above restriction on non-commercial use.
Member Password and Login Identity
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your member password and login, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account with or without your knowledge. If you knowingly provide your login and password information to another person, your membership privileges may be suspended temporarily or terminated. You agree to immediately notify Springraise of any unauthorized use of your membership password or login or any other breach of security.
Links to Other Websites
Springraise may contain links to other websites that are not under the control of Springraise. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Springraise of such site and Springraise is not responsible for the content of such linked sites.
You agree that Springraise may, with or without cause, immediately terminate your Springraise membership and access to the Member Area without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, the following may lead to a termination by Springraise of a member’s membership and use of the Site: (a) breaches or violations of this Agreement or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated membership cancellation), (d) unexpected technical issues or problems, and (e) extended periods of inactivity. Springraise has no obligation to maintain, store, or transfer to you information or data that you have posted on or uploaded to the Site.
Modifications to this Agreement
We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on this Site. We encourage you to review this Agreement periodically for any updates or changes, which will have an update effective date.
Membership with Springraise is currently free. Springraise LLC reserves the right to from time to time change the terms of this Agreement and charge for membership and/or to provide additional optional services for a fee.
Disclaimer of Warranties
The Site and the content and services made available on the Site are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Springraise does not make and disclaims all express and implied warranties and representations, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of success for a particular purpose, with regard to the Site, the Site content, or any advice or services provided through the Site to the extent permitted by law. Springraise does not warrant that access to the Site or its content or services will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in the site will be corrected.
The advice, recommendations, information, and conclusions posted or emailed by other members of the Site are not in any way vetted, approved or endorsed by Springraise, and you use such information at your own risk.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances shall Springraise, its partners, contributors, agents, employees, directors, or affiliates be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages (even if it has been advised of the possibility of such damages) due to your use of this Site or due to your reliance on any of the content contained or the services provided on the Site.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Springraise, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners, from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of this Agreement.
If you register as a member, you agree that Springraise may send notices to you by email at the email address you provide when registering to become a member (or which you later update using the functionality of the Site).
Governing Law and Venue
This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California and the applicable federal laws of the United States of America. All disputes arising under, or in any way connected with membership in or use of the Site, shall be litigated exclusively in the state and federal courts residing in the State of California, and in no other court or jurisdiction. You hereby submit to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the State of California.
“SpringraiseTM” and the Springraise logo are trademarks of Springraise. You agree not to display or use these trademarks in any manner without Springraise’s prior, written permission.
Springraise may assign this agreement at any time to a subsidiary or parent company or to a successor to its business as part of a merger or sale of substantially all of its assets. You may not assign or transfer this agreement.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions will be unaffected and remain in full force and effect.
For any questions or comments, or to report violations of this agreement, let us know, or contact us at:
Attn: User Agreement Issues
6272 Condon Ave. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90056