OpenID Directory Terms of Service
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Acceptance of Terms
By using the OpenID Directory (OIDD) in any way you are agreeing to comply with these terms, which we may update without notice and encourage you to check back here at any time. To use the OIDD, you must be legally competent to enter a binding agreement.
The only personally identifiable information about you ('PII') (that is, your name, e-mail or physical address, or telephone number) that the OIDD receives is any PII you choose to include in the submission form if you submit a site for consideration for inclusion in the OIDD. We use such PII only in connection with the provision of the OIDD, and do not use it for marketing purposes. We do not share your PII with any outside companies. As explained below, volunteer editors for the OIDD may have access to certain PII.
When you use or access the OIDD, we automatically receive and store certain information from your browser, including your IP address; your browser type; access date and time; the referring Web site address; the OIDD page you requested; and in the case of a search, the specific search terms requested. We use this information for purposes of security, to learn more about how the OIDD is used, and to improve the quality and usefulness of the OIDD. We do NOT link any of this information with PII, and we do not share this information with any outside companies.
If you have any questions regarding your privacy, please contact us at email@example.com.
Special Attention to Children
The OIDD Kids and Teens categories link to Web sites that have been selected for age-appropriate content by a team of volunteer editors. Although the OIDD Kids and Teens categories do not collect personal information, because the OIDD links to other companies' and organizations' Web sites it is important to check the privacy policies of these Web sites to understand how they may collect or use information.
The Internet offers children wonderful educational and entertainment resources. In order to ensure that your children have a safe as well as rewarding online experience, parents may want take advantage some to the useful and comprehensive resources currently available at www.safekids.com and www.safesurfin.com.
Like the rest of the world, the Internet may contain some material that is inappropriate for young audiences. There are a number of ways you can control what your child can see and do online. You may want to consider utilizing filtering software to manage your child's online experience. To learn more about software filtering tools, you can go to www.getnetwise.com. Please remember that while software filtering tools are a great way to control your child's online experience, there is no substitute for parental involvement online.
Security/ No Disruption
You will not disrupt the functioning of the OIDD or otherwise act in a way that interferes with other users' use of the OIDD.
Discretion Over Content, Use, And Operation of The OIDD
We may edit, move, or delete any content on the OIDD (including content that you have provided) or terminate all or part of the OIDD without notice or liability for any reason at our sole discretion. You acknowledge that the OIDD staff has unfettered editorial discretion to determine the structure and content of the OIDD and that, because a site's placement in the directory is subject to change or deletion at any time, you may not rely on any aspect of a site's inclusion in the directory. You agree to waive any claim related to the inclusion, placement, exclusion, or removal of any site in the OIDD or to the title or description of any site appearing in the OIDD.
We are not responsible for any failure to remove or delay in removing harmful, inaccurate, unlawful, or otherwise objectionable content on the OIDD originating with or otherwise provided by third parties.
We may preserve or disclose information about users, including those who submit sites for possible inclusion in the OIDD, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that doing so is necessary to (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these terms; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the OIDD staff, its users, or the public; or (e) administer the OIDD.
Links to Third-Party Sites
We provide links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. We do not control these sites and resources, do not endorse them, and are not responsible for any aspects of those sites, including their availability, content, accuracy, legality or delivery of services. You waive any claim resulting from your exposure to material on or through the OIDD that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable. You must be at least 18 to view adult-oriented areas of the OIDD.
You will indemnify the OIDD staff, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and employees against any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related in any way to your use of or conduct on the OIDD.
Disclaimer / Limitation of Liability
WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE ACCURACY, QUALITY, TIMELINESS, AVAILABILITY, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE OIDD, AND YOU SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THEM. WE PROVIDE THE OIDD ON AN 'AS IS, AS AVAILABLE' BASIS. YOU USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND NETSCAPE, ITS EMPLOYEES, DISTRIBUTORS, DIRECTORS, AND AGENTS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ITS CONTENT OR DELIVERY, OR FOR ANY FORM OF LOSS OR DAMAGE (INCLUDING ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, EVEN IF KNOWN TO US) THAT MAY RESULT FROM ITS USE. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. NO WARRANTY NOT SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE VALID. IF ANY OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS ARE VOID UNDER GOVERNING LAW, OUR LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
(Note: If you are only submitting an URL(s) to be included in the directory, this copyright assignment only applies to the site description that you want included in the OIDD, but doesn't extend to the actual web site or its content).
To enable us to take appropriate action in the event of infringements by third parties, and in consideration for the opportunity to use and participate in the OIDD, you hereby assign to the OIDD the copyright in any material (whether site descriptions, directory organization, or otherwise) that you create and submit for inclusion or use in the OIDD. The OIDD hereby licenses back to you a nonexclusive, royalty-free right to use any such material. You further warrant that you have all rights necessary to authorize the distribution and re-distribution of any material you submit for inclusion or use in the OIDD. You will provide information that we reasonably request related to any claim that material you submit infringes the rights of a third party.
You acknowledge and agree that the content on the OIDD and its design, structure, and compilation are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws. It is very easy to copy things in cyberspace, but not necessarily always acceptable or legal. Unless otherwise noted, you may view, copy, download, and print documents from the OIDD so long as you use them only for personal, non-commercial purposes and do not post, distribute, or modify them or remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices. Any further use of the OIDD or its content is governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/). For permission to use third-party materials appearing on or linked from the OIDD, please contact the copyright owner.
Claims of Copyright Infringement
If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on the OIDD in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and the OIDD and governs your use of the OIDD, superseding any prior agreements. Additional or different terms and conditions may apply when you use affiliated websites, third-party content, or third-party software. Interpretations of the Agreement and determinations that you have breached the Agreement will be made at our reasonable discretion and based on facts known to us. The laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia except for its conflict-of-law provisions govern this Agreement and our relationship. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Virginia for any claim or dispute with the OIDD or any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, or employees. Our failure to enforce any right under this Agreement will not waive that right. If any provision of this Agreement is invalid, the Agreement should be interpreted to effect the intent of the parties, and the remaining provisions will remain in effect. You must file any claim or suit related to the OIDD within one year after it arises. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no substantive effect.
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