Terms Of Use

Your use of the Blog is subject to these Blog Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”). By using the Blog, you agree to be bound by, and use the Blog in compliance with, these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, do not use the blog.

The terms “you,” “your,” and “yours” refer to you, the visitor to the Blog. The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to this blog.

License to Use the Blog. Subject to these Terms of Use, we grant to you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the Blog for your personal use and not for resale or further distribution. Except for your pre-existing rights and this license granted to you, we retain all right, title, and interest in and to the Blog, including all related intellectual property rights. The Blog is protected by applicable intellectual property laws, including United States copyright law and international treaties.

Except as otherwise explicitly provided in these Terms of Use or as may be expressly permitted by applicable law, you will not, and will not permit or authorize third parties to: (a) reproduce, modify, translate, enhance, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or create derivative works of the Blog; (b) rent, lease, or sublicense access to the Blog; nor (c) circumvent or disable any security or technological features or measures of the Blog.

Modifications to the Blog. We reserve the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or a part of the Blog without notice. We will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Blog.

Restrictions. You must comply with all applicable laws when using the Blog. Except as allowed by law, you will not, and will not permit anyone else to: (a) store, copy, modify, distribute, or resell any of the information; audio, visual, and audiovisual works; or other content made available on the Blog (“Blog Content”) or compile or collect any Blog Content as part of a database or other work; (b) use any automated tool (e.g., robots, spiders) to use the Blog or store, copy, modify, distribute, or resell any Blog Content; (c) rent, lease, or sublicense your access to the Blog to another person; (d) circumvent or disable any digital rights management, usage rules, or other security features of the Blog; (e) use the Blog in a manner that threatens the integrity, performance, or availability of the Blog; or (f) remove, alter, or obscure any proprietary notices (including copyright notices).

Links and Third Party Content. The Blog may contain links to third party products, services, and websites. We exercise no control over the third party products, services, and websites and we are not responsible for their performance, do not endorse them, and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, or other materials available through the third party products, services, and websites. We are not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused to you by your use of or reliance on any goods or services available through the third party products, services, and websites.

Submissions. The Blog allows you and other third parties to post reviews or comments. All reviews and comments posted to the Blog must be topical. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of the content expressed or made available by third parties on the Blog are those of the respective authors. We do not control the content posted by third parties via the Blog and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. You understand that by using the Blog, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. It is your responsibility to evaluate the information, opinion, advice, or other content available.

Use Policies. We ask that you respect our online Blog community and participating individuals. Your conduct should be guided by common sense and basic etiquette.

Limitation of Liability. We will not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses, resulting from your use of the blog and blog content. Under no circumstances will our total liability of all kinds arising out of or related to your use of the blog or blog content, regardless of the forum and regardless of whether any action or claim is based on contract, tort, or otherwise, exceed the one dollar ($1). Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.

Copyright Infringement. We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and ask you to do the same. It is our policy to terminate the access privileges of those who repeatedly infringe the copyright rights of others. If you believe that your work has been posted on the Blog in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us and provide the following information: (1) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (2) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, and identification of the URL or other specific location on the Blog where the material that you claim is infringing is located; (3) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (4) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Updates to this Blog and License Agreement. We may occasionally update the description of and Terms of Use for this Blog, and when we do, we will revise the “last updated” date. You should check this Blog and these Terms of Use frequently to see recent changes. This version of these Terms of Use shall supersede all earlier versions.

Legal Notices. Enforcement of these Terms of Use will be governed by California law, excluding its conflict and choice of law principles. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any claims arising out of or related to these Terms of Use or your use of the Blog will lie in the State and Federal courts located in the State of California, and you irrevocably agree to submit to the jurisdiction of such courts. Our failure to enforce any right or provision in these Terms of Use will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by us in writing. In the event that a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms of Use to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. You agree that your continued use of the Blog after such changes have been published to the Blog shall constitute your acceptance of such revised Terms of Use.