1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Use of the website located at www.thelightsideblog.com (the "Website") and the services available from the Website is subject to the following Terms and Conditions ("T&Cs"). Please read these T&Cs carefully before using or registering with the Website. Your use of the Website is expressly conditioned on your acceptance of these T&Cs. If you do not agree with any part of these T&Cs you must refrain from using this site.
2. THE WEBSITE
The Website is owned and operated by The Light Side. Some of the content found on the Website is owned by members, some of the content found on the Website is owned by other third party providers, and some of the content found on the Website is owned by The Light Side Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the Trademarks without the written permission of The Light Side or such other party that may own the Trademarks.
3. ACCESS AND REGISTRATION
In order to submit content to and obtain other benefits and services from the Website, you must first register. You agree you will: (a) provide accurate and complete information when prompted to do so by any registration form, and (b) maintain and update such information so it remains accurate and complete. By registering for a user account, you explicitly agree to this site’s T&Cs, including any amendments made by the site editor that are published herein.
5. MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY
Upon registration, you will choose a username and password. You are responsible for keeping your password confidential. You are responsible for all activity occurring through use of your account and/or password. You agree to immediately notify The Light Side of any actual or suspected unauthorized use of your account and password. The Light Side will not be responsible for any loss to you arising from your failure to comply with the above. You represent that you are of sufficient legal age to use the Website and to create binding legal obligations for any liability you may incur as a result of the use of the Website. You understand that you are financially responsible for all uses of the Website by use and those using your login information.
6. SUBMISSION OF CONTENT
It is our policy to carefully consider each contribution of user content posted to The Light Side for appropriate language and content. Any review containing obscene or threatening language is to be deleted outright.
By providing any content to this website:(a) you agree to grant the site editor a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive right and license (including any moral rights or other necessary rights.) to use, display, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, distribute, perform, promote, archive, translate, and to create derivative works and compilations, in whole or in part. Such license will apply with respect to any form, media, technology already known at the time of provision or developed subsequently;(b) you warrant and represent that you have all legal, moral, and other rights that may be necessary to grant the site editor the license specified in this section 7;(c) you acknowledge and agree that the site editor will have the right (but not obligation), at the site editor’s entire discretion, to refuse to publish, or to remove, or to block access to any content you provide, at any time and for any reason, with or without notice.
7. MEMBER CONDUCT
By using this Website or any service provided, you explicitly agree that:(a) you will not provide any content or conduct yourself in any way that may be construed as: unlawful; illegal; threatening; harmful; abusive; harassing; stalking; tortuous; defamatory; libellous; vulgar; obscene; offensive; objectionable; pornographic; designed to interfere with or disrupt the operation of this Website or any service provided; infected with a virus or other destructive or deleterious programming routine; giving rise to civil or criminal liability; or in violation of an applicable local, national or international law;(b) you will not impersonate or misrepresent your association with any person or entity; you will not forge or otherwise seek to conceal or misrepresent the origin of any content provided by you;(c) you will not collect or harvest any information about other users;(d) you will not provide, and you will not use this Website to provide, any content or service in any commercial manner, or in any manner that would involve junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unauthorized advertising or commerce; you will not use this Website to promote or operate any service or content without the site editor’s prior written consent;(e) you will not provide any content that may give rise to the site editor being held civilly or criminally liable, or that may be considered a violation of any local, national or international law, including — but not limited to — laws relating to copyrights, trademarks, patents, or trade secrets.
The Light Side reserves the right to remove any member account including all reviews and any other member related information for any of the above offenses or for any other reason at The Light Side’s sole discretion.
8. TERMINATION BY THE LIGHT SIDE; FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Light Side may terminate these T&Cs and/or the provision of any of the services at any time for any reason. Additionally, The Light Side may suspend or terminate your membership and/or deny your access to, or use of Website Content or submission of Member Content to the Website, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, if The Light Side reasonably believes that:
• Your conduct violated any provision of these T&Cs;
• Your conduct violated The Light Side's or any third-parties' rights; or
• It is inappropriate for you to enjoy continued access to or use of the Website.
Such termination shall not affect any right to relief to which The Light Side, its affiliates or its third party providers and distributors may be entitled at law or in equity.
Moreover, The Light Side reserves the right to terminate the membership of inactive members. You agree that upon termination, The Light Side may delete all information related to you or your membership and may deny you access to such information and the Website.
Upon termination of this Agreement and these T&Cs, all rights granted to you will terminate and revert to The Light Side its affiliates and its third party providers or distributors, as applicable.
9. TERMINATION BY YOU
You may discontinue your participation in and access to the Website at any time. These T&Cs will continue to apply to all past use of the Website by you, even if you are no longer using it.
10. THIRD PARTY SERVICES, ADVERTISEMENTS AND LINKS
The Website, as well as third party ad servers, may provide advertisements and links to other websites operated by third parties. These advertisements and links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by The Light Side of their content, and the inclusion of such advertisements and links on the Website does not imply The Light Side endorsement of the material in such advertisements or on such other websites. The Light Side has no control over such advertisements or websites. The Light Side is neither responsible for the content of those external sites nor your dealings in connection with them. You agree that The Light Side does not endorse those advertisements or websites, is not responsible for their availability or their accuracy, or for their content, advertising, products, services or other resources. You further agree that The Light Side will not be liable or responsible, directly or indirectly, for any loss suffered or alleged to be suffered in connection with the use of or reliance upon such content, advertising, products, services or other resources made available by such advertisements or websites.
11. CHANGES TO WEBSITE OR TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Light Side may alter, suspend or discontinue any part or service of the Website at any time, with or without notice. The Website is currently available to you free of charge. The Light Side however, reserves the right to charge you in the future for using one or more parts or services of the Website. The Light Side will notify you of any fees associated with any part or service of the Website it may charge, and will require your subscription to that part or service of the Website prior to charging any such fees. In addition, The Light Side reserves the right to modify these T&Cs at any time, without notice to you. Changes to these T&Cs will become effective when The Light Side posts them here, or directly e-mails to you a notification of the changes. You agree to review these T&Cs periodically to become aware of any changes and your continued use of the Website will signify your assent to any modifications to these T&Cs. You further agree that these standards for notifying you of changes to these T&Cs are reasonable.
12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
You agree that neither The Light Side nor its officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, shareholders, affiliates, licensors, content providers or suppliers shall have any liability to you under any theory of liability or indemnity, including but not limited to , liability for consequential , indirect, incidental, special or punitive damages, whether in action under contract, negligence or any other theory, in connection with your use of the Website, including but not limited to (a)Your use or inability to use the website; (b)Your reliance on website content; (c) Any goods, services or other websites advertised on the website, even if The Light Side or such related party has been advised of the possibility of such damages, you hereby release and forever waive any and all claims you may have against The Light Side its officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, shareholders, affiliates, licensors, content providers or suppliers (including but not limited to, claims based upon the negligence of such parties) for losses or damages you sustain in connection with your use of the website.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation of liability for consequential damages, so some of the aforementioned limitations may not apply to you.
The website contains opinions, recommendations, statements and information provided by third parties. The Light Side does not represent, endorse or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any such website content posted by such third parties, or endorse any opinions or recommendations expressed by such third parties. You understand and agree that you download or otherwise obtain material or data through the use of the website at your own discretion and risk any reliance on website content provided by third parties will be at your own risk. You agree that you will be solely responsible for any damages to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of any such material or data. Changes are periodically made to the website and may be made at any time.
The website is provided to you “as is” without any warranty to the maximum extent permitted by law. The Light Side and the suppliers providing software or services support disclaim all express or implied representations and warranties with respect to the website and its website content, including but not limited to implied warranties implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, title, non infringement and implied warranties arising from a course of dealing or course of performance with regard to the website content, products, services and information contained on or made available through the website including but limited to the availability of the website, lack of viruses, worm, Trojan horses or other codes that manifest contaminating or destructive properties or any failure to provide the website although the website content may be updated from time to time, travel information may change rapidly therefore some of the information on the website may be out of date and/or may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Light Side does not guarantee the timeliness, validity, completeness, accuracy or reliability of the Website content made available to you for any purpose. Although The Light Side intends to take reasonable measures to prevent the introduction of destructive materials to the website, The Light Side does not warrant that the website will be uninterrupted, free from error or destructive materials. The Light Side will not be liable or responsible for any loss suffered or allegedly suffered in the event of a failure or interruption of the website or resulting from the act or omission of any other party involved in making the website available to you, whether or not the circumstances giving rise to such cause may have been within the control of The Light Side or of any supplier providing software or services support.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimers of certain warranties, so some of the aforementioned disclaimers may not apply to you.
Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall The Light Side or its affiliates, licensors, content providers or suppliers be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Light Side its officers, directors, shareholders, affiliates, employees, consultants, agents, licensors, content providers and suppliers from any and all claims, liability, damages, losses, expenses and/or costs (including but not limited to reasonable attorney's fees) arising from your failure to comply with these T&Cs, your negligent or wrongful conduct, your infringement or violation of any intellectual property or other right of a third party, Member Content provided by you or from your violation of any applicable law.
If any portion of these T&Cs shall be held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under present or future laws, such provision shall be fully severable, these T&Cs shall be construed and enforced as if such illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision had never comprised a part of these T&Cs, and the remaining provisions of these T&Cs shall remain in full force and effect and shall not be affected by the illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision or by its severance herefrom.
16. NOTIFICATION OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you believe that your property has been used in any way that could be considered a copyright infringement or a violation of your intellectual property rights, the site editor’s copyright agent may be contacted via this site