Chirppet.com Terms and Conditions of Use and Copyright Notice

Rev. 6/1/12

PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE and COPYRIGHT NOTICE, carefully before using this site.  By using this site, you signify your assent to its terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this site.  We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, and/or remove portions of these terms at any time.  Please check these terms periodically for changes.

Terms and Conditions of Use

The worldwide website, Chirppet.com (hereinafter “Chirppet”) is an entertainment electronic channel on the internet. The Chirppet.com website contains textual, graphics, photographic and interactive features, including but not limited to advice exchange posts, replies, polls, video, Blogs, etc.  Chirppet.com is wholly owned by Chirppet, Inc., a media production company based in Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A, who provides this website for your personal entertainment, information, education, and communication.  Your use of Chirppet.com is subject to the following terms and conditions.  Your use of Chirppet.com constitutes acceptance of these terms.  If you do not agree to the terms stated herein, please log off this website immediately.

Use of Materials on this Website

Much of Chirppet’s content is free to registered members and non-members.  Some areas of Chirppet’s content may be restricted to subscribed “paid” members only.  Whether you choose to pay the fee, become a free registered member, or simply lurk our content, we invite you to browse this website, read the blogs, post dilemmas, respond with solutions to dilemmas, seek advice, give advice, add comments to blog, but without Chirppet’s prior written permission, you may not reproduce, distribute, modify, display, prepare derivative works based on, repost or otherwise use the content of this website, except to virally share to your social networks, and to print one copy of the material to one computer for your personal, non-commercial home viewing only, provided you do not alter or delete any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of Chirppet’s copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited, except in the case of virally sharing to your social networks.  All trademarks, service marks and trade names are proprietary to Chirppet, Inc.  In select instances, Chirppet may grant written permission to repost a small portion of specified material from this website, provided it is a direct quote from Chirppet and a link back to Chirppet, and Chirppet’s url “Chirppet.com”  (http://www.chirppet.com ) accompanies the quote.  To inquire about possible permissions contact us. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any copyright or other intellectual property right.

Copyright and Trademark Notices

All Chirppet content (editorial, photography, artwork, streaming video, chats, webinars, webcasts and/or music), including, BUT NOT LIMITED TO articles, blogs, interviews, photographs, graphics, Chirppet logos and graphics, graphics, Chirppet animations, videos and/or celebrity chat and webinar content, is protected by the copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws of the State of California, United States of America, and is owned and controlled by Chirppet, Inc. and/or by other parties that have licensed their material to Chirppet, Inc.  Video content remains the property of the originator of the video.  Material from Chirppet.com may NOT be used, copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, in whole or in part, without the express PRIOR WRITTEN permission of Chirppet.com, except if virally sharing videos to social networks.

Communicating with CHIRPPET

Chirppet welcomes your comments, and is interested in your point of view.  Be advised, however, that any and all submissions, including, but not limited to, notes, advice exchange and/or blog postings, ideas, suggestions, concepts or other material submitted, be it by email, snail mail, questions and comments, advice exchange postings, chats, or the like, is voluntary (not solicited by Chirppet), non confidential, accept as governed by our Online Privacy Policy, and non proprietary, and will become the property of Chirppet throughout the universe and Chirppet shall be entitled to use the material in perpetuity in any media whether now known or hereafter devised.  When you submit material to Chirppet you agree that Chirppet has the right to publish the material for any type of use as outlined above, including, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, advertising and promotional purposes, screenplays, television and/or web series and/or documentaries, online games, or published books, or as an entry in our Your Letters column.  Anything you transmit or post may be used by Chirppet or its affiliates, or licensed to others by Chirppet or its affiliates for any purpose, including, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, product or service solicitations, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, or posting.

Additionally, by submitting your question or comments, either via email, snail mail, or the Chirppet Contact page, you agree to have your first and last name, city and state, and your question printed in the Your Letters area of Chirppet.com.  All submissions become the property of Chirppet, Inc. and may be used, edited, published or republished in any manner and in any media throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation. You must be 13 years or older to send email to Chirppet.com or use the Chirppet Contact page to submit your question or comment.

Advice Exchange Discussion Group and Blog Usage Terms of Service

Reading the Chirppet Advice Exchange Discussion Groups and Blogs is completely free.  All Registered Members can post on the Advice Exchange, reply to posts and comment on blog posts.

Chirppet is not responsible for any material posted on Chirppet’s Advice Exchange or Blog comments.

You shall not submit or otherwise publish through such forums any content which: a) libels, defames, invades privacy, or is obscene, vulgar, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; b) infringes any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including, but not limited to, violating anyone’s copyrights or trademarks; c) violates any law; d) advocates illegal activity; advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services; (collectively “Non-Approved Material”).  You agree to indemnify Chirppet, Inc. and its officers, directors, employees, agents, distributors and affiliates, and the makers of the site software and their agents, from and against any and all third party claims, demands, liabilities, costs, or expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, resulting from your breach of any of the foregoing agreements, representations, and warranties. Chirppet also reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

Considering the real-time nature of the Chirppet Advice Exchange and blog comments, it is impossible for Chirppet to review all messages or confirm the validity of the information posted. Please remember that Chirppet does not actively monitor the contents of and is not responsible for any messages posted. Chirppet does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of Chirppet or any entity associated with Chirppet. Any user who feels that a posted message to the Advice Exchange or blog comments is objectionable is encouraged to contact Chirppet immediately by email. Chirppet has the ability to remove objectionable messages and will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if Chirppet determines that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that Chirppet may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. (To request removal of a message contact us immediately. Please indicate the poster’s name and the Category or Blog in which the message appears along with the exact url of the Advice Exchange thread or blog entry. State that you are requesting the removal of a post or thread and why.)

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use the Chirppet Advice Exchange or blog comments to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by Chirppet. You agree to not impersonate a person, be it a celebrity, professional counselor, or another Chirppet.com member, by registering and participating with a user name that is a duplicate in most part of the user name of another member, or is the name of a celebrity, or other person affiliated with a show, or a psychiatric professional.

Again, please note that advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate on the Chirppet Advice Exchange and blog comments.  Flooding our Advice Exchange with the same post in more than two categories and advertising or promoting products or services or another advice community on the Chirppet Advice Exchange or blog comments is prohibited. Any such posts, comments or threads will be deleted.

Email and Postings Submitted

Do not post any threatening or libelous emails or material on this site that would be considered a violation of any law. Chirppet will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Chirppet to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such emails or material. Chirppet reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you, or email submitted by you.

Trademarks

The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on this website are registered and unregistered trademarks of Chirppet, Inc., its affiliates, and others.  Nothing contained on the website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this website without the prior written permission of Chirppet or such third party that may own the Trademark displayed on the web site.  Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the website, or any other content on the web site, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.  The likeness of the Chirppet logos and other graphics, including BUT NOT LIMITED TO the word “Chirppet,” “Sami,” “Sami, the Pink Squirrel,” “S.A.M.I.,” and the character of Sami the pink squirrel, and other trademarks designated by ® and TM and unregistered trademarks, are U.S. trademarks of Chirppet, Inc.  Other trademarks that may appear on Chirppet.com are the property of their respective owners.

Licensing/Merchandising of Chirppet Copyrighted and Trademarked Materials

Chirppet will consider proposals for the licensing/merchandising of its copyrighted logos, characters, content and/or trademarks.   For serious inquiries only, contact us.

Disclaimer

The material in this website could contain technical or inaccuracies or other errors.  Your use and browsing of this site is at your own risk.  Neither Chirppet or any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the website shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, this site and its content. Chirppet does not warrant that the functional aspects of this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this web site, or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components.  You (and not Chirppet) assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.  Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Web Site is provided to you “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.  Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the inclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.

The material that you read on the Chirppet website is provided solely for entertainment and promotional purposes. Chirppet reserves the right to make changes to this website at any time without notice.  The information and opinions expressed on the Chirppet Advice Exchange,  Member Profile Pages, Blogs comments, or other forums conducted on this site (“Forums”) are not necessarily those of Chirppet or its affiliated or related entities or content providers and Chirppet makes no representations or warranties regarding that information or those opinions.

Furthermore, neither Chirppet or its affiliated or related entities or its content providers are responsible or liable to any person or entity whatsoever (including, without limitation, persons who may use or rely on such data/materials or to whom such data/materials may be furnished) for any loss, damage, (whether actual, consequential, punitive or otherwise), injury, claim, liability or other cause of any kind or character whatsoever based upon or resulting from any information or opinions provided in the Chirppet website.

Links

Chirppet is not responsible for the contents of any off-site websites or pages linked to this site.  The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by Chirppet of that site. The linked sites are provided for your convenience only. Your linking to any other off-site pages or websites is at your own risk.

Jurisdiction

The materials and content of Chirppet is presented solely for the purpose of entertainment, and promoting various products and services available in the United States, its territories, possessions and protectorates.  This site is controlled and operated by Chirppet from its offices in the State of California, U.S.A. Chirppet makes no representation that the materials provided herein are appropriate or available for use in other locations.  Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent that local laws are applicable.

This agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within each State.  Any action that you, any third party, or Chirppet bring to enforce this agreement or, in connection with, any matters related to this site shall be brought only in either the state or Federal Courts located in Los Angeles County, California, and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Other Notices

If you are an owner of intellectual property who believes their intellectual property has been improperly posted or distributed via Chirppet.com, please notify Chirppet at the following address:  Chirppet, Inc., 2801 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 243, Santa Monica, CA 90405  Attn:  Legal

This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the matters contained herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by Chirppet, Inc.

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