Welcome to Friendsblogging.com, ("we", "us", "our" and "Friendsblogging") a social networking service where friends share their lives and explore great entertainment. Friendsblogging Network consists of the Friendsblogging Website, co-branded websites (including sub-domains) Friendsblogging Mobile and including versions of the website that may exist on other domains.
1. Friendsblogging ACCOUNT:
• a) all required registration information you submit is truthful and accurate;
• b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information;
• c) you are (13) years of age or older;
• d) you are not currently restricted from the Friendsblogging Services, or not otherwise prohibited from having a Friendsblogging account;
• e) you will not use Friendsblogging if you are a convicted sex offender;
• f) you have full power and authority to enter into this Agreement;
• g) you will not violate any rights of Friendsblogging, including intellectual property rights such as copyright or trademark rights; and
• h) your use of the Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your Friendsblogging Profile may be deleted without warning if we have reason to believe that you do not meet any of the eligibility requirements.
1.2 Registration and Account Security
When you sign up to become an Friendsblogging member, you will also be asked to choose a password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password associated with your account and for restricting access to your password and to your computer while logged into the site. Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your Friendsblogging account.
By way of example and not as a limitation, you agree to:
• a) keep your password secure and confidential;
• b) not reveal your password to any third party;
• c) keep your registered email addresses and other registration data current and complete;
• d) accept responsibility for all use and activities that occur under your account;
• e) not permit others to use your account;
• f) refrain from using the account, username, or password of another member at any time;
• g) refrain from selling, trading, or otherwise transferring your Friendsblogging account to another party;
• h) refrain from charging anyone for access to any portion of Friendsblogging, or any information therein;
• i) not use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to sign on, use, or receive information;
• j) notify us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your Friendsblogging Profile or access to your password.
We endeavor to use reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to your account and to any User Content you designate as unlisted, hidden or password-protected. We cannot, however, guarantee absolute security of your account, your User Content or the personal information we collect, and we cannot promise that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally accessing the site or its contents. You agree to immediately notify Friendsblogging of any unauthorized use of your account or password, or any other breach of security, and to accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to Friendsblogging. Further, we may refuse to grant you a username that impersonates someone else, is or may be protected by trademark or proprietary rights law, or is vulgar, offensive or otherwise inappropriate, as determined by us in our sole discretion.
1.3 Forum Signature
You may post a link to your website in your signature, as long as it does not link to any inappropriate material. You may also have a signature image linked from another website as long as they are within the following guidelines; • Images must be no more than 100px high and 600px wide. • Only 1 (one) banner image may be used. • Absolutely no obscene, violent, or adult themed images are permitted.
1.5 Subscriptions and Payments
You acknowledge that Friendsblogging reserves the right to charge for any portion of the Friendsblogging Services and to change its fees (if any) from time to time in its discretion. If you purchase any services that we offer for a fee, either on a one-time or subscription basis ("Premium Membership"), you agree to Friendsblogging to pay the applicable fees for the Premium Membership (including, without limitation, periodic fees for Premium accounts) as they become due and to reimburse us for all collection costs and interest for any overdue amounts. Your obligation to pay fees continues through the end of the subscription period during which you may cancel your subscription. All fees and charges are nonrefundable and there are no refunds or credits for partially used periods. All Premium features expire immediately upon cancellation of your Premium account or Friendsblogging account. If Friendsblogging terminates your Membership because you have breached the Agreement, you shall not be entitled to the refund of any unused portion of fees or payments (if any). You also acknowledge that Friendsblogging’s Premium Membership are subject to this Agreement and any additional terms related to the provision of the Premium Membership.
1.6 Notify us of acts contrary to the Agreement
If you believe that you are entitled or obligated to act contrary to this Agreement under any mandatory law, you agree to provide us with detailed and substantiated explanation of your reasons in writing at least 30 days before you act contrary to this Agreement, to allow us to assess whether we may, at our sole discretion, provide an alternative remedy for the situation, though we are under no obligation to do so.
2. MEMBER CONDUCT:
2.1 The Friendsblogging Services are for the personal use of members and may be used for promotional purposes as well, but direct commercial endeavors may only be used if they are specifically endorsed or authorized by Friendsblogging. Friendsblogging reserves the right to remove or charge for commercial content in its sole discretion.
2.2 In order to protect our Members from advertising or solicitation, Friendsblogging in its sole discretion reserves the right to restrict the number of emails, which a Member may send to other Members in any 24-hour period to a number which Friendsblogging, deems appropriate. If you breach this Agreement and send unsolicited bulk email, instant messages or other unsolicited communications of any kind through the Friendsblogging Services, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to Friendsblogging.com, but that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to ascertain. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay Friendsblogging fifty dollars ($50) for each such unsolicited email or other unsolicited communication you send through the Friendsblogging Services.
2.3 You may not use the Friendsblogging Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose including collecting usernames, user id numbers, and/or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the Friendsblogging Website, or employing third party promotional sites or software to promote profiles for money, is prohibited. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of unauthorized solicitation may be removed from member profiles without notice or explanation and may result in termination of membership privileges.
2.4 Friendsblogging may, but shall have no obligation to, remove Content that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, infringes or violates any party's intellectual property or other proprietary rights or these Terms of Service. Further, under no circumstances does Friendsblogging have any obligation to check the accuracy or truthfulness of any materials, nor to monitor any member's use of the Friendsblogging Service.
2.5 International users agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content, including laws regulating the export of data from your country of residence. You are solely responsible for your conduct and any Content that you submit, post, and display on the Friendsblogging Service.
3. PROHIBITED CONTENT AND ACTIVITY:
Although Friendsblogging is a private company, we aspire to respect constitutionally guaranteed rights of expression of people in the countries they reside. The following are examples of the kind of activities that are illegal or prohibited on the Friendsblogging Website and through your use of the Friendsblogging Services. Friendsblogging reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Friendsblogging's sole discretion, violates these provisions, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:
3.1 Publish, distribute and/or disseminate any harmful, bigotry, racism, obscene, indecent, unlawful, libelous, profane, defamatory, infringing, inappropriate, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age or disability;
3.2 Abuse, stalk, threaten, harass or advocate harassment of another person;
3.3 Violate or attempt to violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, or any other rights of any person.
3.4 Submit material that contains nudity or depicts a human being engaged in actual sexual conduct including but not limited to (a) excessive violence, (b) exploits people in a sexual or violent manner, sadistic or masochistic abuse; (c) sexual intercourse; (d) bestiality; (e) lascivious exhibition of the genitals or private area of any person; (f) offensive subject matter; (g) contains a link to an adult website;
3.5 Involvement in the exploitation of persons in a sexual or violent manner;
3.6 Solicit personal identifying information or passwords from anyone;
3.7 Promote or encourage illegal or criminal activity including, but not limited to, child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, defamation, stalking, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets;
3.8 Publicly posting information that poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person;
3.9 Use sexually suggestive imagery or any unfair, misleading or deceptive Content intended to draw traffic to the profile;
3.10 Imply or state, directly or indirectly, that you are affiliated with or endorsed by Friendsblogging unless you have entered into a written agreement with Friendsblogging;
3.11 Impersonate or attempt to impersonate Friendsblogging or a Friendsblogging employee, administrator, moderator, another Member, or person or entity;
3.12 Advertising to, or solicitation of any Member to buy or sell any products or services through the Friendsblogging Services without their prior explicit consent;
3.13 Create a user profile for anyone other than a natural person;
3.14 Register for more than one User account or register for a User account on behalf of an individual other than yourself;
3.15 Collect, use, copy, or transfer any information, including, but not limited to, personally identifiable information obtained from Friendsblogging except as expressly permitted in this Agreement or as the owner of such information may expressly permit;
3.16 Submit materials of any third party without such third party's prior written consent, or materials that falsely express or imply that such materials are sponsored or endorsed by Friendsblogging;
3.17 Remove, obscure, or alter any Friendsblogging's copyright notice, trademarks, or other proprietary rights notices, including any of its licensors;
3.18 Modify, copy, distribute, download, perform, sell, transmit or create derivative works in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, any Content from the Friendsblogging Services other than your Content which you legally post on, through or in connection with the Friendsblogging Services;
3.19 Activity that involves the use of viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network;
3.20 Modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the Friendsblogging Service, or use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion or the Friendsblogging.com Service.
3.21 Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Friendsblogging Service, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Friendsblogging Service, through password mining or any other means.
3.22 Transmit, email or post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, 'junk mail', 'spam', 'chain letters', 'pyramid schemes', ‘spimming’, ‘spamming’ or any other form of such solicitation;
3.23 Harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of members, including usernames, from the Friendsblogging website by electronic or other means;
3.24 Use manual or automated software, such as, but not limited to, scripts, devices, robots, or other means to add friends or send/add comments, messages, status updates, blogs or bulletins or processes to access, “scrape,” “crawl” or “spider” any web pages or other services contained in the site;
3.25 Use the Friendsblogging.com Service in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the website.
3.26 Using any information obtained from the Friendsblogging Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person or entity, or attempting to do the same.
3.27 Solicit or is designed to solicit passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;
3.28 Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell access or otherwise transferring your profile, your email address or URL to Friendsblogging or any information therein, or the equivalent, in whole or part;
3.29 Cover or obscure the banner advertisements on your Friendsblogging Profile page, or any Friendsblogging page via HTML/CSS, scripting, or any other means;
3.30 Decompile, reverse engineer, or copy any Content (other than the Content you provide) or the Services for which the source code is not provided to you;
3.31 Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Services or the networks or services connected to the Services;
3.32 Use other members' personal data for purposes other than establishing contact that is reasonably expected to be welcomed by such other members;
3.33 Interfere with another member's use and enjoyment of the Friendsblogging Service;
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