A SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT CHILDREN: This Site is not designed or intended for use by children under 13. If you are under 18, you should use the Site only with involvement of a parent or guardian. Children under 13 may not submit any personally identifiable information to us, and if we discover that we have inadvertently gathered any such information from a child under 13, we will take appropriate steps to delete it immediately.
Intellectual Property Ownership and Use
Please be aware that as you visit and navigate this Site your use of our Site is subject to applicable laws governing ownership and use of intellectual property, including our trademarks and copyrights. For International Site Users: The Site is hosted in the United States. By using this Site, you are subjecting yourself to the laws and jurisdiction of the United States.
Trademarks & Copyright
Unless otherwise noted all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, sounds, video clips, written, and other materials that appear as part of this site are copyrights, trademarks, trade dress and/or other forms of intellectual property owned, controlled, and/or used under license or with other legal authority by SocialMast. The Site as a whole is protected by copyright and trade dress, all worldwide rights, titles and interest in and to which are owned by SocialMast. You may not post, distribute or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks or other proprietary information unless under fair use or obtaining written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights.
Linked Third Party Sites
You may be able to link (through various methods including hyperlinks, clickable images or words, banners and widgets) from this Site to third-party websites, applications and services, and third-party websites may link to the Site (“Linked Sites”). Linked Sites are not operated, controlled or maintained by us, and you acknowledge and agree that we have no responsibility for any information, content, advertising, products, services or other materials on any Linked Sites, and that links to Linked Sites do not constitute an endorsement, approval or sponsorship thereof. We disclaim all responsibility for any viruses or malicious code that may appear on any Linked Sites, for the accuracy of any of the information they provide and for any goods or services provided by or purchased from such Linked Sites. If you rely on any Linked Site, you do so at your own risk and assume all resulting responsibilities and consequences. You should read the terms and conditions and privacy policies available on such Linked Sites.
Please do not send to us any confidential or proprietary information through this Site. Any information, materials, suggestions, ideas, reviews or comments sent to us will be considered non-confidential, and by submitting it, you are giving us the absolute right to use, modify, reproduce, transmit, display and distribute it for any purpose whatsoever, with no payment or other compensation to you. However, we will not use your name unless we are required by law to identify the source of the materials, information, suggestions, ideas or comments, or unless we first obtain your permission. We shall have no obligation to display any submission, compensate you for submitting content, or respond to any submission.
Errors and Inaccuracies
We always strive to provide complete, accurate, up-to-date information on our Site. Unfortunately, despite those efforts, human or technological errors may occur. This Site may contain typographical mistakes, inaccuracies, or omissions, some of which may relate to availability or content description, and some information may not be complete or current. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information at any time without prior notice.
No Guarantee of Information
SocialMast cannot guarantee the quality or accuracy of any third party content posted on our Site. All written and video content contained on the Site have been created and published by third parties. Consequently, SocialMast cannot guarantee the quality of the same, as well as the veracity of the content created by third parties.
Events of force majeure are all circumstances external to our will and control that render the respect of our obligations completely or partly impossible. Such events include, but are not limited to, strikes, fire, disruption of energy supplies or telecommunication networks or communication systems and/or the temporary down-time of the Site, or other third parties. In the case of a force majeure event, you are responsible for filing claims with the proper entities.
Disclaimer of Liability
We make no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, with respect to this Site, its content, or the information available on or through it; they are provided “as is,” with all faults.
YOU UNDERSTAND THAT TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL LINUX HINT OR ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR COURSES ON THE SITE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), WARRANTY, STATUTE OR OTHERWISE. To the extent that we may not, as a matter of applicable law, disclaim any implied warranty or limit its liabilities, the scope and duration of such warranty and the extent of our liability will be the minimum permitted under such applicable law.
We assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing of the Site, or your downloading or uploading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from or to the Site. If you are dissatisfied with the Site, your sole remedy is to discontinue using the Site. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability shall be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.
Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We reserve the right to investigate occurrences and prosecute any user(s) who are involved in such violations. You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Site, including, without limitation, the following:
Accessing data not intended for you or logging on to a server or account, which you are not authorized to access;
Attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization (or succeeding in such an attempt);
Attempting to interfere or interfering with the operation of the Site, our provision of services to any other visitors to the Site, our hosting provider or our network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, “flooding”, “mailbombing” or “crashing” the Site; and
Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or transmission to the Web Site.
Although this Site may be accessible worldwide, we make no representation that materials on this Site or the services provided through this Site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States of America. We make no claims that the Site is accessible or appropriate outside of the United States. Access to the Services may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Services from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
Mediation is a process under which parties submit their dispute to an impartial, neutral mediator who will work to achieve with the parties a mutually acceptable resolution of the dispute. The mediator is not empowered to impose a solution on the parties. The parties agree to first pursue in good faith the mediation of any dispute arising out of the subject matter of this agreement before resorting to arbitration or any other legal remedy. Mediation fees, if any, shall be divided equally among the parties involved.
Any controversy or claim arising out of, or relating to, this contract or the breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration, in accordance with the laws of the State of California, then obtaining, of the American Arbitration Association, and judgment upon the award rendered may be entered in any Court having jurisdiction thereof. Any award concurred in by a majority of the arbitrators or rendered by the sole arbitrator (as the case may be) shall be binding and conclusive on the parties; and a judgment thereon may be entered in the highest court of the forum having jurisdiction thereof.
Waiver of Jury Trial. THE PARTIES HEREBY WAIVE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO GO TO COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY, instead electing that all claims and disputes shall be resolved by arbitration. Arbitration procedures are typically more limited, more efficient and less costly than rules applicable in a court and are subject to very limited review by a court. In the event any litigation should arise between you and SocialMast in any state or federal court in a suit to vacate or enforce an arbitration award or otherwise, YOU AND LINUX HINT WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL, instead electing that the dispute be resolved by a judge.
Waiver of Class or Consolidated Actions. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL CLAIMS AND DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THESE TERMS MUST BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS BASIS, AND CLAIMS OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR LITIGATED JOINTLY OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
In the event that any dispute between you and us should result in litigation or arbitration, the prevailing party in such dispute shall be entitled to recover from the other party all reasonable fees, costs and expenses of enforcing any right of the prevailing party, including without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses. In addition to the foregoing award of attorneys’ fees, the prevailing party shall be entitled to its attorneys’ fees incurred in any post judgment proceedings to enforce any such judgment.