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Terms & Conditions, Terms of Service

YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE.

Your Acceptance

By using and/or visiting this website (collectively, including all content and functionality available through the universeofscifi.com, uofsf.com, universeofsciencefiction.com domain names, the "UniverseOfSciFi.com or uofsf.com or UniverseOfScienceFiction.com Website", or "Website"), you signify your agreement to:

  • these terms and conditions (the "Terms of Service")
  • Privacy Notice, incorporated here by reference
  • Community Guidelines, incorporated here by reference

If you do not agree to any of these terms, including the Privacy Notice and Community Guidelines, please do not use the UniverseOfSciFi.com Website(s). This Website, including all of its features and content (the "Website") is a service made available by UniverseOfSciFi.com LLC or its affiliates ("Provider") and all content, information, services and software ordered or provided on or through this Web Site ("Content") may be used solely under the following terms and conditions ("Terms of Service").

Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Terms of Service, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version Terms & Conditions. UniverseOfSciFi.com may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise this and its policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

Web Site Limited License.

As a user of this Website you are granted a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable, limited license to access and use this Web Site and Content in accordance with these Terms of Service. Provider may terminate this license at any time for any reason.

These Terms of Service apply to all users of the UniverseOfSciFi.com, including users who are also contributors of content, information, and other materials or services on the Website. The UniverseOfSciFi.com Website includes all aspects of of the community, including but not limited to all products, software and services offered via the website and other applications.

The community may contain links to third party websites which are not owned or controlled by UniverseOfSciFi.com. UniverseOfSciFi.com has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, UniverseOfSciFi.com will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Website, you expressly relieve UniverseOfSciFi.com from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.

Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware when you leave the UniverseOfSciFi.com website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website you visit.

UniverseOfSciFi.com Accounts

In order to access some features of the Website, you will have to create an UniverseOfSciFi.com user or administrative account. You may never use another's account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity occuring on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify UniverseOfSciFi.com immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

Although UniverseOfSciFi.com will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of UniverseOfSciFi.com or others due to such unauthorized use.

General Use of the Website - Permissions and Restrictions

UniverseOfSciFi.com hereby grants you permission to access and use the Website as set forth in these Terms of Service, provided:

  • You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Website, including but not limited to User Submissions (defined below), without UniverseOfSciFi.com's prior written authorization.
  • You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Website, including but not limited to UniverseOfSciFi.com or any of its related technologies.
  • You agree not to access User Submissions (defined below) or Community Content through any technology or means other than the playback pages of the Website itself, or other explicitly authorized means the Community may designate.
  • You agree not to use the Website for any commercial use, without the prior written authorization of UniverseOfSciFi.com. Prohibited commercial uses include any of the following actions taken without UniverseOfSciFI Community's express approval:
    • sale of access to the Website or its related services on another website;
    • use of the Website or its related services for the primary purpose of gaining advertising or subscription revenue;
    • the sale of advertising, on the UniverseOfSciFi.com website or any third-party website, targeted to the content of specific User Submissions or UniverseOfSciFI Community content;
    • and any use of the Website or its related services UniverseOfSciFI Community finds, in its sole discretion, to use UniverseOfSciFI Community's resources or User Submissions with the effect of competing with or displacing the market for UniverseOfSciFi.com, UniverseOfSciFI Community content, or its User Submissions.
    • Prohibited commercial uses include:
      • using the UniverseOfSciFI Community to show content on an ad-enabled blog or website;
      • any use UniverseOfSciFi.com does not expressly authorize in writing.
    • You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers," which accesses the Website in a manner sending more request messages to the UniverseOfSciFI Community servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, UniverseOfSciFi.com grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. UniverseOfSciFi.com reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website (e.g. comments, email) for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to their User Submissions.

In your use of the website, you will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service, UniverseOfSciFI Community Guidelines, and all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.

UniverseOfSciFi.com reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website at any time.

Your Use of Content on the Site

In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of content on the UniverseOfSciFI Community:

The content on the UniverseOfSciFI Community except all User Submissions (as defined below), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like ("Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"), are owned by or licensed to UniverseOfSciFi.com, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. UniverseOfSciFI Community reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content.

You may access User Submissions for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website. You shall not copy or download any User Submission unless you see a "download" or similar link displayed by UniverseOfSciFI Community on the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website for a particular User Submission.

User Content is made available to you for your information and personal use solely as intended through the normal functionality of the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website. User Content is made available "as is", and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, downloaded, or otherwise exploited in any manner not intended by the normal functionality of the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website or otherwise as prohibited under this Agreement.

You may access UniverseOfSciFI Community Content, User Submissions and other content only as permitted under this Agreement. UniverseOfSciFI Community reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the UniverseOfSciFI Community Content and the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website.

You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Website for any commercial purposes.

You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website or features preventing or restricting use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website or the Content therein.

You understand when using the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website, you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and UniverseOfSciFI Community is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and acknowledge you may be exposed to User Submissions which are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against UniverseOfSciFI Community with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold UniverseOfSciFI Community, its Owners/Operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the site.

Your User Submissions and Conduct

As an UniverseOfSciFI Community account holder you may submit visual content ("User Images, User Videos"), sound content("User Compositions, User Arrangements, Sound Effects") and textual content ("User Content"). These are collectively referred to as "User Submissions." You understand whether or not such User Submissions are published, UniverseOfSciFI Community does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions.

You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant: you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize UniverseOfSciFi.com to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Service.

For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to UniverseOfSciFI Community, you hereby grant UniverseOfSciFI Community a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the UniverseOfSciFi.com Website and UniverseOfSciFi.com (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms of Service. The above licenses granted by you in User Submissions terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your User Submissions from the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website. You understand and agree, however, the UniverseOfSciFI Community may retain, but not display, distribute, perform, or serve copies of User Submissions which have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in User Content are perpetual and irrevocable.

In connection with User Submissions, you further agree you will not submit material which is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant UniverseOfSciFI Community all of the license rights granted herein.

UniverseOfSciFi.com does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and UniverseOfSciFi.com expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. UniverseOfSciFi.com does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and UniverseOfSciFi.com will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified such Content or User Submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights. UniverseOfSciFi.com reserves the right to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe any User Submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right which is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at said site;
  • Identification of the material claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
  • A statement you have a good faith belief use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
    • A statement the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right which is allegedly infringed.
  • UniverseOfSciFi.com designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is: universeofscifi@gmail.com. For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to UniverseOfSciFi.com customer service through Customer Service. You acknowledge if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section 5(D), your DMCA notice may not be valid.
  • Counter-Notice

    If you believe your removed User Submission (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your User Submission, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:

    • Your physical or electronic signature;
    • Identification of the content which has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
    • A statement you have a good faith belief the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
      • Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in or near Lafayette, Louisiana, and a statement you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
      • If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, UniverseOfSciFi.com may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing said person it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at UniverseOfSciFi.com sole discretion.

    Warranty Disclaimer

    YOU AGREE YOUR USE OF THE UniverseOfSciFI Community WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UniverseOfSciFI Community, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. UniverseOfSciFi.com MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY:

    • ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT,
    • PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE,
    • ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN,
    • ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE,
    • ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR
    • ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE UniverseOfSciFI Community WEBSITE.

    UniverseOfSciFi.com DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE UniverseOfSciFI Community WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING.

    Limitation of Liability

    IN NO EVENT SHALL UniverseOfSciFi.com, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY:

    • ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT,
    • PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE,
    • ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN,
    • ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE,
    • ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR
    • ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE UniverseOfSciFI Community WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

    THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

    YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE UniverseOfSciFi.com SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

    The Website is controlled and offered by UniverseOfSciFi.com from its facilities in the United States of America. UniverseOfSciFi.com makes no representations the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

    Indemnity

    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless UniverseOfSciFi.com, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from:

    • your use of and access to the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website;
    • your violation of any term of these Terms of Service;
    • your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or
    • any claim one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party.

    This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website.

    Assignment

    These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by UniverseOfSciFi.com without restriction.

    General

      You agree:
    • the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website shall be deemed solely based in Louisiana; and
    • the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website shall be deemed a passive website which does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over UniverseOfSciFi.com, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Louisiana.

    These Terms of Service shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Louisiana, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and UniverseOfSciFi.com which arises in whole or in part from your use of the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Notice at www.universeofscifi.com/privacy.html and any other legal notices published by UniverseOfSciFi.com on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and UniverseOfSciFi.com concerning the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website. If any provision of these Terms of Service is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and UniverseOfSciFi.com failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. UniverseOfSciFi.com reserves the right to amend these Terms of Service at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service for any changes. Your use of the UniverseOfSciFI Community Website following any amendment of these Terms of Service will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. YOU AND UniverseOfSciFi.com AGREE ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE UniverseOfSciFI Community WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.