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Terms of Use

The following Terms of Use outline your obligations when using the Ball Tribe website. You can also review our Privacy Policy, which outlines our obligations and practices towards handling any personal information that you may provide to us in using our site.

1. Acceptance of Terms

The web pages available at balltribe.com, and all internally linked pages within that domain (“Site”), are owned and operated by Ball Tribe. (“Ball Tribe”), is accessed by you under the Terms of Use described below (“Terms of Use”).

Please read these terms of use carefully before using Ball Tribe or any of its services. By accessing Ball Tribe or using any part of the Site you agree to become bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions, then you may not access Ball Tribe, or use the content or any services offered. Ball Tribe’s acceptance is expressly conditioned upon your assent to all these terms and conditions, to the exclusion of all other terms; if these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Ball Tribe, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.

2. Modifications of the Terms of Use

We may revise these terms from time to time, and the most current version will be at found via a link on the Balltribe.com homepage. If the revision, at our sole discretion, is considered a material change we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Site. You are responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any modifications. Use of the Services after such notification constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use as modified.

3. Description of the Service

Subject to full compliance with the Terms of Use, Ball Tribe may offer to provide certain services and content, as described more fully on the Site, (“Services”). Ball Tribe may change, suspend or discontinue the Services including any content (including, but not limited to text, user comments, messages, data, information, graphics, news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, software, audio clips, and video clips) for any reason, at any time, including the availability of any feature or content. Ball Tribe may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability.

4. Your Registration Obligations

You may not (i) select or use as a Ball Tribe User ID a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person for malicious purpose; (ii) use as a Ball Tribe User ID a name subject to any rights of a person other than you without appropriate authorization; or (iii) use as a Ball Tribe User ID a name that is otherwise offensive, vulgar or obscene. We reserve the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a Ball Tribe User ID at our discretion; if you select a User ID for your account we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it if we believe it infringes upon another’s rights or marks. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Ball Tribe password.

Services are available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old, whether acting on their own behalf or as an authorized employee or representative of a corporation or other business entity. If you are under 13 years old, do not attempt to register or use the Services.

Mass or serial account creation: while there are limited, legitimate reasons for creating multiple accounts, creating serial or overlapping accounts may result in account termination. Please contact us if you have questions about managing multiple accounts within a household or business location.

5. User Conduct

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by Ball Tribe. We respect other people’s rights and we expect you to do the same.

By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:

1. to abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other Ball Tribe users;
2. to post or transmit any content that is infringing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive, profane, or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party, or content that contains homophobia, ethnic slurs or religious intolerance;
3. for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. If you are an international user, you agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content;
4. to post or transmit any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any Ball Tribe user;
5. to create or submit unwanted email (“Spam”) to any other Ball Tribe users or any URL;
6. to violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws);
7. to submit stories or comments linking to multi-level marketing schemes
8. to submit links from other news aggregators for the purposes of traffic directing. (Where possible always submit the links from the original content provider when known.)
9. with the exception of accessing RSS feeds, you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activities conducted on the Site; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Site;
10. with the intention of artificially inflating or altering the ‘points count’, comments, or any other Ball Tribe service, including by way of creating separate user accounts for the purpose of artificially altering Ball Tribe’s services; giving or receiving money or other remuneration in exchange for votes; or participating in any other organized effort that in any way artificially alters the results of Ball Tribe’s services;
11. attempt to impersonate another user or person;
12. sell or otherwise transfer your profile.

In addition, you agree that you will not use the Service (including, without limitation by “voting” any content) on behalf of (or per the request or instruction of) any third party, or pay or otherwise attempt to influence any third to manipulate or otherwise affect the site in any manner (including, without limitation, by paying any other user to “vote” any content).

Ball Tribe may remove any content and Ball Tribe accounts at any time for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such content), or for no reason at all. To report Terms of Use abuse, please email: adam@balltribe.com

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site. Ball Tribe reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.

6. Content submitted or made available for inclusion on the service

By creating and posting content to Ball Tribe, you warrant that you own all rights to the content, agree that the content will be dedicated to the public domain under the Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication, available at http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/ and that you will not object to the use of the content by Ball Tribe in any context. To clarify, the above does not apply to the content on external sites linked to by the original submission.

7. Copyright Complaints

Ball Tribe respects the intellectual property of others. It is Ball Tribe’s policy to respond expeditiously to claims of copyright and other intellectual property infringement. We will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying or substantially complying with the DMCA, Ball Tribe may act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and may act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. Ball Tribe will terminate access for subscribers and account holders who are repeat infringers.

Notifying Ball Tribe of Copyright Infringement: To provide Ball Tribe notice of an infringement, you must provide a written communication to the attention of “DMCA Infringement Notification Dept.” care of admin@balltribe.com that sets forth the information specified by the DMCA (http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#512). Please note that we may post your notification, with personally identifiable information redacted, to a clearinghouse such as chillingeffects.org. Please also note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that an activity is infringing your copyright.

Providing Ball Tribe with Counter-Notification: If you feel that your material does not constitute infringement, you may provide Ball Tribe with a counter notification by written communication to the attention of “DMCA Counter Notification Dept.” at admin@balltribe.com that sets forth all of the necessary information required by the DMCA (http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#512). Please note that you may be liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that an activity is not infringing the copyrights of others. If you are uncertain whether an activity constitutes infringement, we recommended seeking advice of an attorney.

8. Ball Tribe Privacy Policy

Ball Tribe’s current privacy policy is available through a link on Balltribe.com (the “Privacy Policy”), which is incorporated by this reference.

9. Indemnity

You will indemnify and hold harmless Ball Tribe, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, customers, vendors, officers and employees from any liability, damage or cost (including reasonable attorneys. fees and cost) from (i) any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to the Site, use of the Services, violation of the Terms of Use by you, or the infringement by you, or any third party using your account or Ball Tribe User ID, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

10. Warranty Disclaimers

You acknowledge that Ball Tribe has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to the Site or use the Services; what effects the content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the content. You release Ball Tribe from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired content through the Site or the Services. The Site or Services may contain, or direct you to sites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. Ball Tribe makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Site or Services, and Ball Tribe will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site or the Services. THE SERVICE, CONTENT, AND SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

11. Links and Merchandise

The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Ball Tribe has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Ball Tribe is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Ball Tribe shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Neither Ball Tribe nor its third party service providers make any warranties with respect to any of the merchandise, products, and/or services featured, mentioned, or sold by others on or through the Site. Transactions for any such item shall be between the user and the third party seller, without any involvement of Ball Tribe or its third party service providers. You agree that Ball Tribe and its third party service providers are not responsible, and shall have no liability to you, with respect to merchandise, products, and/or services featured, mentioned, or sold by others on or through the Site, including illegal, offensive or illicit items, or items that violate this Agreement.

12. Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Ball Tribe or its suppliers be liable under contract, tort or strict liability, negligence or other legal theory (i) with respect to the Site, the Service or any content for any lost profits or special, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever, substitute goods or services (however arising), or (ii) for any direct damages in excess of (in the aggregate) $100. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.

13. Termination

Ball Tribe may terminate or suspend any and all Services and your Ball Tribe account immediately, without prior notice or liability, if Ball Tribe has a reasonable belief that you may have breached any of the terms or conditions of the Terms of Use. Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your Ball Tribe account, you may simply discontinue using the Services. All provisions of the Terms of Use which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

14. Miscellaneous

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms of Use and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Ball Tribe in any respect whatsoever. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. Ball Tribe shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond Ball Tribe’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including “line-noise” interference). If any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms of Use shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The Terms of Use is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with Ball Tribe’s prior written consent. Ball Tribe may transfer, assign or delegate the Terms of Use and its rights and obligations without consent.

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