TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR SUBMITTING CONTENT TO IMPERSONALS

ATTENTION: These terms and conditions (“the Terms and Conditions”) apply to the website under the domain name Impersonals (“the Website”) and to any correspondence by e-mail between us and you. Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully before submitting content to this Website. Submitting content, including but not limited to any artistic, literary or dramatic works (“Works”), to this Website indicates that you accept these terms. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, do not submit Works to this Website. This notice is issued by Impersonals Inc (“the Company”).

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 You may only submit Works to this Website by expressly acknowledging acceptance of these Terms and Conditions and providing an email address.
1.2 The Company may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this posting. You should check this Website from time to time to review the current Terms and Conditions, because it is binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms and Conditions may be superseded by expressly designated Terms and Conditions or terms located on particular pages at this Website.

2. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

2.1 Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this Website (including without limitation photographs, graphical images or editorial writing) are owned by the Company or its licensors.
2.2 Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.

3. VISITOR’S SUBMISSION OF WORKS

3.1 In consideration for your Works appearing on the Website, you grant the Company a perpetual royalty free non-exclusive licence to use, reproduce, modify, translate, transmit, distribute and sub-licence any Works you supply or communicate to the Website in any medium, now in existence or hereafter developed, for any purposes, including commercial use.

3.2 Other than personally identifiable information, which is covered under the Privacy Policy, any material you transmit or post to this Website shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. The Company shall have no obligations with respect to such material.

3.3 You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Website any Works for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals.
3.4 The Company respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask our users do the same.
3.5 If you believe your work has been copied and is accessible on the Website, or that it contains links or references to another online location that contains Works that infringes your copyright, please contact the Company.

4. INDEMNITY

4.1 You agree to indemnify the Company and its affiliates, employees, agents, its designees and licensees and to hold them harmless from any and all claims and liabilities (including legal fees) that may arise from your submissions of Works to the Website, from your breach of these Terms and Conditions, or from any such acts arising from your use of the Website.

5. LIABILITY

5.1 The Company, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering this Website), and any of the Company’s group companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders, or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence), contract or otherwise in any way or in connection with submitting Works to this Website.
5.2 Nothing in this Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit the Company’s liability for: (a) death or personal injury caused by negligence (as such term is defined by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977); or (b) fraud; or (c) misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or (d) any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
5.3 If the submission of Works to this Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of your equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.

6. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with law of the United States. Disputes arising in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States courts.
This website (the “Website”) is operated by Impersonals, Inc. (“Impersonals”). The Terms of Use set forth below are binding on all users of this Website. By directing your browser to this Website or otherwise accessing the pages of this Website, you accept these Terms of Use. Impersonals may change the Terms of Use at any time at its sole discretion. Impersonals reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to deny further or continuing access to the Website to any visitor, including, without limitation, any user that Impersonals determines has violated any aspect of these Terms of Use. Impersonals reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to seek and obtain any other remedies available to it pursuant to any applicable laws and regulations or at equity as a result of your breach of these Terms of Use or any other act or omission by you that gives rise to a claim by Impersonals. Adult Users Only

This Website is not intended for children under 18 years of age. If you are under 18, you are not authorized to use this Website and will not be afforded access to any features of this Website that allow for you to provide information to us or to share information with other users of this Website.

Personal Safety

IMPERSONALS STRONGLY ADVISES YOU TO USE EXTREME CAUTION BEFORE SHARING PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WITH OTHER USERS OF THIS WEBSITE. Your safety and security are very important to us. The nature of this Website promotes the sharing of personal information by users with other users. Impersonals cannot and does not assure that it is safe for you to have direct contact with other users of this Website. Current technological developments make it possible for users of the Internet to obtain personal information about, and locate, other users, with very little other information. For example, it is possible to use certain widely available commercial Internet search engines to locate a person’s home solely using that person’s correct name. If you believe that any user of this Website is harassing you or is otherwise using personal information about you for unlawful purposes, we encourage you to first inform local law enforcement authorities and then to contact us via The Feedback Form so that we may take appropriate action to block further use of the Website by any user who is using this Website and information obtained from it for improper purposes.
IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE BUT HAVE IMPROPERLY ACCESSED THIS WEBSITE BY PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION TO US, NOT ONLY ARE YOU AN UNAUTHORIZED USER USING THIS WEBSITE IN VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE, BUT YOU MAY ALSO BE PUTTING YOURSELF AND OTHERS IN DANGER.
By accessing this Website, you agree to use any personal information provided to you by other users of this Website in a lawful and responsible manner. You further agree that you will not use personal information about other users of this Website for any reason without the express prior consent of the user that has provided such information to you.

Privacy

You should appreciate that all information submitted on the Website might potentially be publicly accessible. Important and private information should be protected by you. We are not responsible for protecting, nor are we liable for failing to protect, the privacy of electronic mail or other information transferred through the Internet or any other network that you may utilize.

Security

Impersonals uses industry standard efforts, such as firewalls, to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. However, perfect security. does not exist on the Internet; Impersonals cannot and does not guarantee that any personally identifiable information provided to us will not become public under any circumstances.

Access and Proprietary Rights

So long as you comply with these Terms of Use, you are authorized to access, use and make a limited number of copies of information and materials available on this Website only for purposes of your personal use in order to learn more about Impersonals or its products and services, or to otherwise communicate with Impersonals or utilize its services. Any copies made by you must retain without modification any and all copyright notices and other proprietary marks. The pages and content on this Website may not be copied, distributed, modified, published, or transmitted in any other manner, including use for creative work or to sell or promote other products. Violation of this restriction may result in infringement of intellectual property and contractual rights of Impersonals or third parties which is prohibited by law and could result in substantial civil and criminal penalties. Impersonals, Love in the Dumps, Impersonals, and other identifying marks of Impersonals are proprietary to Impersonals. You may not use these marks for any purpose without the express prior written consent of Impersonals. Except as expressly set forth above, these Terms of Use do not grant to you any express, implied or other license or right under any patent, trademark or copyright of Impersonals or any third party.

In certain instances, Impersonals may agree to provide you with access to secure, password protected pages of the Website. Such access is restricted to authorized users only; any attempt by you to access these areas without authorization may subject you to criminal or civil liability.

Notices and Disclaimers

THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEBSITE ARE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT AND MAY NOT BE COPIED OR OTHERWISE REPRODUCED WITHOUT IMPERSONALS’S WRITTEN PERMISSION EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH ABOVE. USERS MAY NOT PUBLISH OR CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS FROM THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEBSITE FOR ANY PUBLIC OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

The products and services mentioned or promoted on the Website, including password protected information relating thereto may be changed by Impersonals at any time without notice. Information about products or services offered by third parties are referred to on the Website for information purposes only. Impersonals’s provision of any such information is not intended to constitute an endorsement or recommendation, by Impersonals, of such products or services.

USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED ‘AS IS, WHERE IS,’ AS AN ACCOMMODATION, AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, NOR DOES IMPERSONALS PROVIDE ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND IN RESPECT OF ANY GOODS AND SERVICES PURCHASED OR PROVIDED VIA THIS WEBSITE (UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY STATED IN WRITING IN THE RELEVANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE) OR ANY LINKS TO THIS WEBSITE. IMPERSONALS EXPRESSLY EXCLUDES ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT IN RESPECT OF THIS WEBSITE AND ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED VIA THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKS TO THIS WEBSITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL IMPERSONALS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND INCURRED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF ANY INACCURACY OR ERROR IN THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE WEBSITE, ANY DEFICIENCY, ERROR OR INTERRUPTION IN THE WEBSITE, OR ANY DEFICIENCY, DEFECT OR FAILURE OF ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR PROVIDED VIA THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKS TO THIS WEBSITE. IMPERSONALS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, COSTS OF REPLACEMENT GOODS, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO DATA OR EQUIPMENT ARISING OUT OF YOUR RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE, THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY DEFICIENCY, DEFECT OR FAILURE OF ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR PROVIDED VIA THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKS TO THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF IMPERSONALS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY IN THE EVENT OF ANY DEFICIENCY, DEFECT, FAILURE, ERROR OR INTERRUPTION SHALL BE TO REQUEST THAT IMPERSONALS CORRECT THE MATTER OR, IF IMPERSONALS FAILS TO DO SO, TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY RELEVANT GOODS OR SERVICES AT YOUR OPTION.

Laws and Regulations

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Your use of this Website is governed by all applicable laws and regulations of the United States and any state and locality having jurisdiction. Information on this Website may be subject to U.S. export control restrictions. Your use of this Website may be subject to the laws of other countries if you are not located in the United States.

One Person Per Profile

You agree your profile will represent only you. If you are in a relationship: congratulations! You and your partner should maintain separate profiles and link to each other.

Unique and Bona Fide Profile

You agree to create only one unique profile and one person per profile. In addition, in order to maintain the integrity of the Website, by joining, you agree that your use of the Website shall be for bona fide relationship-seeking purposes (for example, you may not use the Website solely to compile a report of compatible singles in your area, or to write a school research paper). From time to time, we may create test profiles in order to monitor the operation of our services.

Commercial Use Prohibited

The Website is for your personal use only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not join and use the Website for any purpose. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Website, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or using personal identifying information for commercial purposes, linking to the Website, or unauthorized framing may be investigated and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress. Use of the Website is with our permission, which may be revoked at any time, for any reason, in our sole discretion. At our sole discretion, we may take reasonable steps, including limiting the numbers of emails you send or receive and electronically filtering or throttling or terminating your e-mail.

Personal safety

IMPERSONALS STRONGLY ADVISES YOU TO USE EXTREME CAUTION BEFORE SHARING PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WITH OTHER USERS OF THIS WEBSITE.

Your safety and security are very important to us. The nature of this Website promotes the sharing of personal information by users with other users. Impersonals cannot and does not assure that it is safe for you to have direct contact with other users of this Website. Current technological developments make it possible for users of the Internet to obtain personal information about, and locate, other users, with very little other information. For example, it is possible to use certain widely available commercial Internet search engines to locate a person’s home solely using that person’s correct name. If you believe that any user of this Website is harassing you or is otherwise using personal information about you for unlawful purposes, we encourage you to first inform local law enforcement authorities and then to contact us via Contact so that we may take appropriate action to block further use of the Website by any user who is using this Website and information obtained from it for improper purposes.

IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE BUT HAVE IMPROPERLY ACCESSED THIS WEBSITE BY PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION TO US, NOT ONLY ARE YOU AN UNAUTHORIZED USER USING THIS WEBSITE IN VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS OF USE, BUT YOU MAY ALSO BE PUTTING YOURSELF AND OTHERS IN DANGER.

By accessing this Website, you agree to use any personal information provided to you by other users of this Website in a lawful and responsible manner. You further agree that you will not use personal information about other users of this Website for any reason without the express prior consent of the user that has provided such information to you.

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