TERMS OF SERVICE
Last Updated on June 1, 2011
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Carseat Media, LLC, dba Car-Seat.Org, and its websites www.Car-Safety.org, www.car-seat.org, www.carseatmoms.com and www.carseatblog.com (“we,” “us,” “our,” “Car-Seat.Org”) provides its service to you subject to the following Terms of Service (“TOS”). We may update this TOS by posting a new version on our website, and your continued use of the Service after any such update constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes. If you do not agree to be bound by this TOS, you should discontinue all use of the Service immediately.
2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
Car-Seat.Org offers its users access to correct and up-to-date information on the selection and safe installation of child safety restraints, including carseats, a discussion community forum for child passenger safety issues, in which users can create profiles and post comments, and an on-line store from which you can purchase car safety products and other rich content on its website at http://www.Car-Seat.org (collectively, the “Service”). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service shall be subject to this TOS.
3. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent that you are thirteen (13) years of age or older and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. Any registration by, or use or access of the Service by, anyone under the age of 13 is not authorized and in violation of this TOS. By registering as a user of the Service, you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted (such information being the “Registration Data”) and maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Car-Seat.Org has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Car-Seat.Org may deny you access to areas requiring registration, at its sole discretion.
5. ACCOUNT PASSWORD AND SECURITY
Most features of the Service require registration (“Restricted Areas”). At the time of registration for online account access, you must provide a valid email address and supply a Password to be used in conjunction with your account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Password, and are fully responsible for all uses of your Password, whether by you or others. You agree to (a) keep your Password confidential and not share it with anyone else; (b) immediately notify Car-Seat.Org of any unauthorized use of your Password or account or any other breach of security; and (c) use only your Password to access the Service’s Restricted Areas. Car-Seat.Org cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
You acknowledge and agree that Car-Seat.Org is authorized to act on instructions received through use of your Password, and that Car-Seat.Org may, but is not obligated to, deny access or block any transaction made through use of your Password without prior notice if we believe your Password is being used by someone other than you, or for any other reason.
As a result of your registration for the Service, you may receive certain communications from Car-Seat.Org related to content found on the Service. You understand and agree that these communications are part of your registration.
You acknowledge, consent and agree that Car-Seat.Org may access, preserve and disclose your account information and content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation, or disclosure is reasonably necessary: (i) to comply with legal process; (ii) to enforce the TOS; (iii) to respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; (iv) to respond to your requests for customer service; or (v) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Car-Seat.Org, its users and the public.
6. NON-COMMERCIAL USE
By registering for the Service, you acknowledge and agree that the Service is for personal use only. Limited commercial use may be granted upon request for active, paid sponsors. You may copy information from the Service for personal use, such as to view, print, or email the information, but you warrant that you will not, under any other conditions, reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell, modify, distribute, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any portion of the Service.
7. USER CONDUCT
By using the Service, it is your responsibility to know, understand and abide by our rules of use, including our User Guidelines. These rules are not meant to be exhaustive, and Car-Seat.Org reserves the right to determine what types of conduct it considers to be inappropriate use of the Service and to take such measures as it sees fit. Car-Seat.Org reserves the right to add to or amend this list of rules at any time.
You agree that you will not use the Service to:
i. post, email, transmit, upload, or otherwise make available content that harasses, abuses, or threatens other users, that contains profanity, or obscene or otherwise objectionable content, or that degrades others on the basis of gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual preference, disability or other classification.
ii. stalk or otherwise harass another.
iii. post, email, transmit, upload, or otherwise make available content that contains any other party’s intellectual property unless you have the right to do so.
iv. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Service.
v. impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.
vi. post spam or other advertisements or solicitations, solicit funds, promote commercial entities, or otherwise engage in commercial activity except as explicitly allowed herein.
vii. post, email, transmit, upload, or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed or functioning to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
viii. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service.
ix. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.
x. collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in paragraphs i through ix above.
Violation of our rules may result in the removal of your content from the Service and/or the canceling of your account.
You understand that all materials submitted by users (“User Materials”), including but not limited to profile information and communications with other users, whether privately transmitted or made publicly available, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such User Materials originated. This means that you, not Car-Seat.Org, are entirely responsible for all User Materials that you upload, post, share, email, transmit, or otherwise make available via the Service. Under no circumstances will Car-Seat.Org be liable in any way for any User Materials uploaded, posted, shared, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.
You acknowledge that Car-Seat.Org may or may not pre-screen User Materials, but that Car-Seat.Org and its designees have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, permanently delete, and/or move any User Materials that are available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Car-Seat.Org and its designees shall have the right to remove any User Materials that violate the TOS or are otherwise objectionable in Car-Seat.Org’s sole discretion. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to User Materials that you may consider to be offensive or objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use or disclosure of any User Materials. You further acknowledge and agree that you will not rely on any content available on or through the Service.
With respect to User Materials you submit or make available on the Service, you grant Car-Seat.Org an irrevocable, fully sub-licensable, perpetual, world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such User Materials (in whole or in part) and to incorporate such User Materials into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed.
8. PRIVATE MESSAGES
We provide users the ability to send each other private messages through the Private Message functionality. While we do not normally access or screen private messages, we reserve the right to access private message content, including instances of suspected or alleged harassment, offensive behavior, spam or as required by a law enforcement agency. As such, an administrator or law enforcement agency may view private messages without notice. If you use the private message system in a way that violates these Terms, we may ban you from using private messaging or from having access to the forum.
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Car-Seat.Org and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, co-branders and other partners, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service, any transaction resulting from use of the Service or communications with others on or through the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of these Terms, your submission, posting, or transmission of User Materials to the Service, and/or your violation of any rights of another.
10. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
Car-Seat.Org reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof), including the Restricted Areas, with or without notice. You agree that Car-Seat.Org shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
You agree that Car-Seat.Org may, in its sole and absolute discretion and without notice or liability to you or any third party, immediately terminate your access to the Restricted Areas. Grounds for such termination shall include, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the TOS or other agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (d) discontinuance or material modification of the Service (or any part thereof), (e) unexpected technical or security issues or problems, and (f) extended periods of inactivity. Termination of your account(s) may include (a) removal of access to all offerings within the Service’s Restricted Areas, (b) at Car-Seat.Org’s sole discretion, the deletion of all of your Service profile information, User Materials, and other content associated with your Service account (or any part thereof), and (c) barring further use of the Service’s Restricted Areas.
12. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS AND OTHER USERS
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers or third parties found on or through the Service, such as through banner ads or hyperlinks displayed on the Service, including payment for and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party. You agree that Car-Seat.Org shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or third parties on the Service. More information on our third party advertising networks, affiliate programs and sponsors can be found below.
The Service may provide links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Car-Seat.Org has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Car-Seat.Org is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Car-Seat.Org shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
14. OUR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
All title, ownership and intellectual property rights in and to the Service are owned by Car-Seat.Org or its licensors. You acknowledge and agree that the Service contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Except as expressly authorized by Car-Seat.Org, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service, in whole or in part.
15. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
You expressly understand and agree that:
a. Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an “AS IS” and “as available” basis. Car-Seat.Org expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, and non-infringement. Car-Seat.Org assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to provide any content or to store any personalization settings or User Materials.
b. Any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the Service is downloaded and used at your sole discretion and risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results form the download or use of any such content.
c. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Car-Seat.Org or through or from the Service shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the TOS.
16. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT CAR-SEAT.ORG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF CAR-SEAT.ORG HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iii) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (iv) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, CAR-SEAT.ORG’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO CAR-SEAT.ORG FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE TERM OF YOUR REGISTRATION FOR THE SERVICE.
17. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you.
18. NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this TOS, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
Car-Seat.Org may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the TOS, by either email, regular mail, or postings on the Service; provided, however, that this Section places no requirements on Car-Seat.Org not already expressly set forth herein.
20. TRADEMARK INFORMATION
Car-Seat.Org, CarseatBlog and other names, logos and marks are the trademarks and service marks of Car-Seat.Org (the “Car-Seat.Org Marks”). You agree that you will not display the Car-Seat.Org Marks, or use the Car-Seat.Org Marks in any manner, without the prior written permission of Car-Seat.Org.
21. NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT
Car-Seat.Org may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who infringe the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide Car-Seat.Org’s Copyright Agent with a Notice containing the following information:
1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
4. your address, telephone number, and email address;
5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
Car-Seat.Org’s Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached in the following ways:
By mail: PO Box 401, Naperville, IL 60566
By email: email@example.com
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the TOS, with the exception of those controversies or claims specifically excluded below, shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) Commercial Arbitration Rules (“AAA Rules”), and, where appropriate, the AAA’s Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (“AAA Consumer Rules”). The determination of whether a dispute is subject to arbitration shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and determined by a court rather than an arbitrator. Your arbitration fees and your share of arbitrator compensation shall be governed by the AAA Rules and, where appropriate, limited by the AAA Consumer Rules.
You and Car-Seat.Org agree that any arbitration shall be limited to the dispute between Car-Seat.Org and you individually. To the full extent permitted by law, (1) no arbitration shall be joined with any other; (2) there is no right or authority for any dispute to be arbitrated on a class-action basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (3) there is not right or authority for any dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons.
You and Car-Seat.Org agree that the following disputes are not subject to this binding arbitration provision: (1) any disputes seeking to enforce or protect, or concerning the validity of, any of your or Car-Seat.Org’s intellectual property rights; and (2) any claim for injunctive relief.
For any dispute not subject to arbitration, or where no election to arbitrate has been made, you and Car-Seat.Org agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Chicago, Illinois. You further agree to accept service of process by mail, and hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue defenses otherwise available. Car-Seat.Org controls the Service from its offices within the United States of America, and the Service is intended for use only in the United States of America. Car-Seat.Org does not represent that the materials on this Service are appropriate or made available for use outside of the United States of America.
The TOS and the relationship between you and Car-Seat.Org shall be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
23. GENERAL INFORMATION
Entire Agreement. The TOS constitutes the entire agreement between you and Car-Seat.Org with respect to the Service and supersedes any prior agreements, oral or written, between you and Car-Seat.Org.
Waiver and Severability of Terms. The failure of Car-Seat.Org to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect.
Statute of Limitations. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the Service or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
Section Titles. The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Please report any violations of the TOS to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a Private Message to Admin.