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4. USER MATERIAL : You shall retain all of your ownership rights in your name and any photographs and other material and content you post on, submit or upload to the Site (collectively, the "User Material")2. However, by submitting, posting and/or uploading User Material to the Site, you hereby grant to us a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, fully sub-licensable, irrevocable, transferable, non-exclusive right to use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, digitally perform, publicly perform and publicly display and otherwise exploit in any manner your User Material, and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to or prior approval by you. By submitting, posting or uploading User Material to the Site you represent and warrant that (a) no other party has any rights to the User Material or that you have all rights necessary to grant the rights granted hereunder, (b) the User Material is not subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any User Material, (c) your provision of the User Material to and through the Site, complies with all applicable laws, rules and regulations; and (d) you hereby indemnify VEW for all claims resulting from the User Material you supply. You further irrevocably waive any "moral rights" or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of the User Material that you may have under any applicable law under any legal theory.
5. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES : You may not post, upload or transmit any material or content on or through the Site:
that violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others;
that solicits, encourages, or promotes the use of illegal substances or activities;
which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, derogatory, degrading, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, fraudulent or tortious, vulgar, obscene, bigoted or hateful, intimidating, profane, scandalous, pornographic, indecent or otherwise objectionable;
that is protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other proprietary right, (unless you have secured all rights necessary to grant the rights granted hereunder);
that expresses or implies that any statements made by you are endorsed by VEW;
that gives rise to civil or criminal liability, encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offense or otherwise violates any local, state or federal law; or
that contains nudity, obscene gestures, obscene language, advertising for products, services or websites and/or contact information (i.e. phone numbers, addresses, URLs or email addresses).
6. LINKS : We may, for your convenience, provide you with links to other websites from the Site ("Linked Sites"). VEW is not responsible for the accuracy or availability of information provided by any Linked Site. Links to a Linked Site do not necessarily constitute an endorsement by or association with us of such sites or the content, products, advertising or other materials presented on such Linked Site. VEW does not control and is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be cause by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services available on any Linked Site. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF ANY LINKED SITE, INCLUDING YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, ADVERTISING OR OTHER MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH SUCH LINKED SITE, IS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND IS SUBJECT TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE APPLICABLE TO SUCH LINKED SITE AND SUCH MATERIALS.
7. ACCURACY OF INFORMATION : VEW takes all possible steps to ensure the accuracy of the information included in this Site. However, VEW takes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the content of this Site. Information provided on this Site is subject to change at any time without prior notice.
8. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIMS : The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that any material or content posted on the Site infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that we remove the material or block access to it. If you believe in good faith that someone has wrongly filed a notice of copyright infringement against you, the DMCA permits you to send us a counter-notice. We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice.
To send a notice, please forward the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Your address, telephone number, and email address;
A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
A description of the allegedly infringing material and of where the allegedly infringing material is located;
A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by you, the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owners behalf.
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YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT vew SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR "USER materials" OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
15. NO WAIVER : The failure on the part of VEW to enforce any part of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of any of VEWï¿½s rights hereunder for past or future actions.
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