Effective Date: As of January 26, 2012, 2010
Culture of Peace Initiaitive, hereianfter "CPI" and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, "CPI") operate a network of websites (the "CPI Network"). These Terms of Service set forth the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the CPI Website. From time to time, CPI may supplement these Terms of Service with additional terms pertaining to specific content, including, but not limited to, the uploading of photographs and videos, services, products, digital products, courses or events ("Additional Terms"), which Additional Terms may be placed on the CPI Website to be viewed in connection with the specific content, services, products, digital products, courses or events and shall be identified as such. You understand and agree that such Additional Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service. BY USING THE CPI Website, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE JUST AS IF YOU HAD SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH CPI. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Service, please discontinue your use of the CPI Website. The CPI Website is provided free of charge to you (unless otherwise indicated).
Although portions of the CPI Website may be viewed simply by visiting the relevant web site, in order to access the message boards and/or receive additional services from CPI you need to sign on as a guest or register as a member of the CPI Website. Registering as a member will allow you to access certain services that are not available to guests. Unauthorized access, distribution, reproduction, copying, retransmission, publication, sale, exploitation (commercial or otherwise), or any other form of transfer of any portion of the CPI Website, including but not limited to all content, services, digital products, courses, events, tools or products is hereby expressly prohibited except where an open-source license is indicated.
When you register for the CPI Website, you will be required to provide CPI with basic information: your name, e-mail address, and a password. In addition, you may choose to provide the CPI Website with additional information in your profile.
CPI reserves the right to (i) terminate your membership and access to any specific content, should you breach the terms of this user agreement.
CPI reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to immediately, without notice, suspend or terminate (i) these Terms of Service; and/or (ii) your registration(s) with or ability to access the CPI Network and/or any other service, tool, specific content, courses or events provided to you by CPI, upon any breach by you of these Terms of Service or otherwise.
CPI may modify these Terms of Service from time to time in its sole discretion. Each time you use the CPI Website, you will be deemed to have accepted any such changes. CPI shall have no obligation to notify you of any such changes other then posting such modifications on the CPI Website, but CPI reserves the right (at CPI's discretion) to provide you notice of such changes to any e-mail address you have provided to CPI, or post office address you have provided to CPI.
CPI may modify or discontinue the CPI Website, any portion thereof, or any services, tools, digital products, products, events or courses related thereto with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party, except as otherwise provided herein.
You alone are responsible for the content of your messages or any materials you transmit to others, and any consequences of such messages. Please carefully consider the information you choose to post on the CPI Network, including, but not limited to, any message board or blog or any comment, profile or email. Do not continue any conversation online that makes you feel uncomfortable. You should not include your telephone number, street address or last name on any area of the CPI Website that is accessible to the general public nor provide such personally identifying information to people you do not know. Do not continue any conversation online that makes you feel uncomfortable. CPI assumes no responsibility or liability for any inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or sexually explicit material or information, products or services you may be provided by other users of the CPI Website. CPI further assumes no responsibility for the deletion of or failure to store e-mail messages.
You further agree that you will not use the CPI Website to send emails or instant messages or post on message boards, blogs, profiles, comments or any place on the CPI Website, any message or material of any kind or nature that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, (unless within the scope of the topic area of a message board as determined by CPI in its sole discretion), racially offensive, inaccurate, or otherwise objectionable material or that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation, or encourage the use of controlled substances. For purposes of the immediately preceding sentence, "masked" vulgarity, obscenity or profanity (e.g. "f*ck") is deemed to be equivalent to including the actual objectionable word, phrase or symbol in your post, message or otherwise on the CPI Network. CPI reserves the right to delete any such material from the CPI Website. CPI will cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials and/or agencies in the investigation of any person or persons who violate the Terms of Service contained in this Section 6.
You agree not to impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including impersonating an employee or consultant of CPI. You further agree not to use an inappropriate member name of any kind.
You agree not to post or use the CPI Website to distribute or send any illegal material of any kind, including but not limited to, illegal material in the form of text, graphics, video, programs or audio. Posting content or participating in any form of discussion with the intention to commit any illegal activity is strictly prohibited.
You acknowledge that (i) content on the CPI Website is protected by copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual and proprietary rights ("Rights"); (ii) these Rights are valid and protected in all media and technologies existing now or later developed; and (iii) except as explicitly provided otherwise, the Terms of Service and applicable copyright, trademark and other laws govern your use of such content. You may not post to the CPI Website, copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material that infringes any Rights. You acknowledge that CPI may acquire Rights to use any posted materials as described below, and that you will not acquire any of those Rights by downloading such materials.
By submitting content, which shall include your member name, to any "public area" of the CPI Website, including message boards, blogs, forums, contests, personal websites, public profiles, comments or chat rooms, you grant CPI a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, license, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any Rights that may exist in such content. You also warrant that, to the extent that you are not the exclusive holder of all Rights in content you submit, the holder of any Rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any user to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content that you have made public for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on the CPI Website retains any and all Rights that may exist in such content.
CPI is not obligated to review content posted by users prior to the content's posting to any area of the CPI Website, including any private profile. Content posted by any user to the CPI Website does not reflect the opinions or views of CPI. CPI makes no warranty, whether express or implied, as to the accuracy of any content or material that you send to other CPI members through any CPI service.
ANYTHING CONTAINED HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY NOTWITHSTANDING, BY SUBMITTING CONTENT TO ANY MESSAGE BOARDS, BLOG, CHATS, EXPERT AREAS, QUESTION AND ANSWER FORUMS, CONTESTS OR ANY OTHER AREA ON THE CPI Website, YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY PERMIT CPI TO IDENTIFY YOU AS THE CONTRIBUTOR OF SUCH CONTENT IN ANY PUBLICATION IN ANY FORM, MEDIA OR TECHNOLOGY NOW KNOWN OR LATER DEVELOPED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTENT, UNLESS YOU OTHERWISE NOTIFY CPI'S LEGAL DEPARTMENT IN WRITING AT THE TIME YOU SUBMIT THE CONTENT THAT YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE IDENTIFIED.
The CPI Website, its pcontent, social networking tools (as more fully described below) and any other element of the CPI Website are only for the personal use of visitors and members and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or pre-approved by CPI in writing. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the CPI Website, or any portion thereof, including, but not limited to, collecting user names and/or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the CPI Network is prohibited. In furtherance thereof, you agree that you will not use the CPI Website for chain letters, research study or survey solicitations, junk mail, "spamming," commercial or non-commercial solicitations, or bulk communications of any kind, including but not limited to distribution lists to any person who has not given specific permission to be included in such list.
Any such use shall be deemed to be a violation of these Terms of Service.
The CPI Social Networking service allows members to create unique personal profiles, communicate and share materials with other CPI members through tools, such as email, friend invitations, groups, video and photograph uploading, blogs, content rating, comments, calendars, lists and other tools and services that may be included from time to time. Use of and membership to the social networking platform is void where prohibited. You must register for the social networking platform in order to use the services contained therein. You may set privacy levels to determine whether and who can view your profile, albums or events. Your use of the social networking platform is subject to this Terms of Service and any Additional Terms. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users.
You may never use another's account without permission. If you become aware of any misuse of the CPI Website by any person, please contact CPI by clicking the "Flag" link located throughout the CPI Website.
You are solely responsible for any interaction with other members or visitors of the CPI Website. CPI reserves the right but shall have no obligation to monitor disputes between you and any other member of the CPI Website.
When you register with the CPI Website and/or any service therein, you acknowledge that in using the CPI services to send electronic communications, you will be causing communications to be sent through CPI's computer networks, portions of which are located in California, Texas, Virginia and other locations in the United States and portions of which are located abroad. As a result, and also as a result of CPI's business practices and the nature of electronic communications, communications that seem to be intrastate in nature, may also be the transmission of interstate communications, regardless of where you are physically located when transmitting messages. By virtue of agreeing to this Terms of Service and using the CPI communication tools, you acknowledge that the use of the services results in interstate data transmissions. You further agree to comply with all applicable local laws regarding the transmission of data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
Should they be offered, you may order services or merchandise through the CPI Website from other persons not affiliated with CPI ("Seller"). All matters concerning the merchandise and services desired from Seller, including but not limited to purchase terms, payment terms, warranties, guarantees, maintenance and delivery, are solely between you and Seller. CPI makes no warranties or representations whatsoever with regard to any goods or services provided by Sellers. You will not consider CPI nor will CPI be construed as a party to such transactions, whether or not CPI may have received some form of revenue or other remuneration in connection with the transaction or be liable for any costs or damages arising out of, either directly or indirectly, you or any other person involved or related to the transaction.
CPI may include special routing icons which may be located within the CPI Website, the activation of which will allow you to access and learn more about CPI and other services provided by CPI whereby the use of such icons is free of additional charge to you. WHEN YOU ACCESS ANY OF THESE SERVICES, YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE AGREEMENTS AND POLICIES RELATING TO THE USE OF THESE SERVICES.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information and passwords. You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration and account, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify CPI of any unauthorized use of your registration or password.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE CPI Website, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ALL CONTENT, SERVICES, DIGITAL PRODUCTS, COURSES, EVENTS, TOOLS AND PRODUCTS PURCHASED THROUGH THE CPI Website, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE CPI Website IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. CPI EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
CPI MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE CPI Website WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE CPI Website WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES CPI MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE CPI Website. CPI WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORSEEABLE OR NOT, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE UNAVAILABILITY OR MALFUNCTION OF THE CPI Website.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE CPI Website IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT CPI DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PUROSE OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CPI Website. CPI IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR FOR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF SUCH INFORMATION. THE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT NEITHER CPI NOR ITS MEMBERS, WHILE SUCH MEMBERS ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE CPI NETWORK, ARE ENGAGED IN RENDERING LEGAL, MEDICAL, COUNSELING OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OR ADVICE. CPI ENCOURAGES YOU TO SEEK APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR CARE FOR ANY SITUATION OR PROBLEM WHICH YOU MAY HAVE.
CPI SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED, OR ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY THE INFORMATION OR IDEAS CONTAINED, SUGGESTED OR REFERENCED IN THE CPI Website, ITS DIGITAL PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE CPI NETWORK IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM CPI OR THROUGH THE CPI NETWORK, ITS EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS AND/OR EXPERTS SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
CPI MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS, SERVICES, DIGITAL PRODUCTS, EVENTS, COURSES, CONTENT, TOOLS OR PRODUCTS PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE CPI Website OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE CPI NETWORK.
CPI IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT ON THE INTERNET OR WORLD WIDE WEB PAGES THAT IS CONTAINED OUTSIDE THE CPI Website. AS A CONVENIENCE TO OUR MEMBERS, WE MAY WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, FUNCTIONALITY OR LEGALITY OF ANY SITES TO WHICH CPI MAY PROVIDE LINKS, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY CLAIM YOU MIGHT HAVE AGAINST CPI WITH RESPECT TO SUCH SITES.
BY PERMITTING CLASSIFIED AND PERSONAL ADVERTISING, CPI MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND AS TO THE ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT OR SUITABILITY OF THE SUBJECT MATTER OF ANY SUCH ADVERTISEMENT. CPI SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM SUCH ADVERTISEMENTS. BY POSTING A PERSONAL OR CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENT ON THE CPI Website, YOU ARE PROMISING THAT THE CONTENT OF YOUR ADVERTISEMENT IS TRUE AND THAT YOU WILL INDEMNIFY CPI AGAINST ANY CLAIMS WHICH MAY ARISE FROM YOUR ADVERTISEMENTS. BY RESPONDING TO A CLASSIFIED OR PERSONAL ADVERTISEMENT ON THE CPI Website, YOU WAIVE ANY CLAIMS AGAINST CPI FOR DAMAGES ARISING FROM SUCH ADVERTISEMENT OR YOUR RELIANCE UPON STATEMENTS IN SUCH ADVERTISEMENT.
CPI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE CPI Website OR FOR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES OR RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, SERVICES, DIGITAL PRODUCTS, EVENTS, COURSES AND/OR CONTENT PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE CPI NETWORK OR RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES EVEN IF CPI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
CPI and/or third parties may, from time to time, send e-mail messages to you containing news or other information. CPI makes no representation or warranty with respect to the content of any such e-mail messages or any goods or services which may be obtained from such third parties, and you agree that neither CPI nor such third party shall have any liability with respect thereto.
You agree to indemnify and hold each of CPI, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors and employees, 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 CPI Network, the violation of these Terms of Service by you, or the infringement by you, or any other subscriber or user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to its conflicts of laws provisions. By registering for or entering the CPI Network, you consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in San Francisco, California.
In the event that CPI determines, in its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of these Terms of Service, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for the CPI Website, CPI reserves the right to (i) delete any or all content provided by you or your agent(s) to The CPI Website; (ii) discontinue your registration(s) with the CPI Website and/or any other CPI community; (iii) discontinue your subscription to any digital product, product, course, event, content, tool or service purchased through the CPI Website; (iv) notify and/or send content to and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; and/or (v) any other action which CPI deems to be appropriate.
If your registration(s) with or ability to access the CPI Network, any other CPI community and/or any other service, product, content, course, event, tool or digital product provided to you by CPI is discontinued by CPI due to your violation of any portion of these Terms of Service or for conduct otherwise inappropriate for the community of the CPI Website, then you agree that you shall not attempt to re-register with or access the CPI Website, any other CPI community and/or any other digital product, course content or service provided by CPI, through use of a different member name or otherwise, and you acknowledge that you will not be entitled to receive a refund for fees related to those digital products, products, courses events or content and services to which your access has been terminated. In the event that you violate the immediately preceding sentence, CPI reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately take any or all of the actions set forth in subsections (i), (ii), (iii), (iv), and (v) of this provision without any notice or warning to you.