Effective as of: 12/12/2012
Welcome to spiritualunite.com, (“we”, “us”, “our” and “Spiritual Unite”) a social networking service where you meet like minded spiritual friends and explore spiritual knowledge. Spiritual Unite Network consists of the Spiritual Unite Website, co-branded websites (including sub-domains) Spiritual Unite Mobile and including versions of the website that may exist on other domains. The services offered by Spiritual Unite include e-mail, instant messaging, Spiritual Unite application developer service and any other features, tools, applications, materials, or other services offered by Spiritual Unite in connection with its business, however accessed, are referred to collectively as the “Spiritual Unite Services or Services”.
1. Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite Services, or not otherwise prohibited from having a Spiritual Unite account;
e) you will not use Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite, 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.
Important: You are required to keep your account active within the 6 month period otherwise your account will be removed and all data cleaned.
Your Spiritual Unite 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 a Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite account to another party;
h) refrain from charging anyone for access to any portion of Spiritual Unite, 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 Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite.
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 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 Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite. Spiritual Unite reserves the right to remove or charge for commercial content in its sole discretion.
2.2 You may not use the Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite 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.
2.3 Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite have any obligation to check the accuracy or truthfulness of any materials, nor to monitor any member’s use of the Spiritual Unite Service.
2.4 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 Spiritual Unite Service.
3. PROHIBITED CONTENT AND ACTIVITY:
Although Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite Website and through your use of the Spiritual Unite Services. Spiritual Unite reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Spiritual Unite’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;
3.1a Any objectionable content will be removed and you as user will be banned for such content.
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 under the age of eighteen (18) in a sexual or violent manner;
3.6 Solicit personal identifying information or passwords from anyone under the age of eighteen (18);
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 Spiritual Unite unless you have entered into a written agreement with Spiritual Unite;
3.11 Impersonate or attempt to impersonate Spiritual Unite or a Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite;
3.17 Remove, obscure, or alter any Spiritual Unite’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 Spiritual Unite Services other than your Content which you legally post on, through or in connection with the Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite Service, or use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion or the Spiritual Unite.com Service.
3.21 Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Spiritual Unite Service, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritualunite.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 Spiritual Unite 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 Spiritual Unite or any information therein, or the equivalent, in whole or part;
3.29 Cover or obscure the banner advertisements on your Spiritual Unite Profile page, or any Spiritual Unite page via HTML/CSS, scripting, or any other means;
3.30 De compile, 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 Spiritual Unite Service;
3.34 Repeatedly infringe other people’s intellectual property rights, we have the right to disable your account when appropriate;
3.35 Content containing religious or biblical in nature is prohibited, such content will be removed. Repeat posting of such content may get your account removed.
If you feel that you or another member is being harassed, threatened or any other form of abuse, please report it immediately to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further, Spiritual Unite reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Spiritual Unite’s sole discretion, violates this provision, including, without limitation, removing the offending Content from the Spiritual Unite Services, terminating the Membership of such violators and/or reporting such Content or activities to law enforcement authorities.
4. MEMBER DISPUTES
If there is a dispute between Members or between Members and any third party, you understand and agree that Spiritual Unite is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have such a dispute, you hereby release Spiritual Unite, its officers, employees, agents and successors in rights from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our service.
5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:
You acknowledge that Spiritual Unite owns all right, title and interest in and to the Services, including without limitation, the Website, and all underlying software and technology, including without limitation all Intellectual Property Rights. Intellectual Property Rights means any and all rights existing from time to time under patent law, copyright law, trade secret law, trademark law, unfair competition law, and any and all other proprietary rights, and any and all applications, renewals, extensions and restorations thereof, now or hereafter in force and effect worldwide.
5.2 Content Posted
All Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not Spiritual Unite, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available on Spiritual Unite or on the Web. You understand and agree that Spiritual Unite may, but is not obligated to, review, reject, refuse to post or delete any Content for any or no reason, including Content that in the sole judgment of Spiritual Unite violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights of any person or entity, or harm or threaten the safety of any person or entity. Nonetheless Spiritual Unite assumes no responsibility for the Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such Content.
Spiritual Unite does not claim ownership rights in Content that you make available through the Site. When you post User Content to the Site, you authorize and direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the User Content on the Site. By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to Spiritual Unite an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.
5.3 Your Content
By posting any Content on the Services and making your Content available to others (Third Parties) via RSS distribution, you hereby grant Spiritual Unite and to all Third Parties an unrestricted, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid and royalty-free, license (with the right to sub-license through unlimited levels of sub-licensees) to use, copy, perform, display, create derivative works of, and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution method (now known or later developed) throughout the world. No compensation will be paid with respect to the Content that you submit, upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Services. You should only upload Content to the Services that you are comfortable sharing with others under the terms and conditions set forth herein. Other users of the Service will be able to view any Content you post to the Services, subject to your limited ability to prevent access to your Content by changing your account preferences and settings.
You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Materials posted by you on or through the Spiritual Unite Service or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, and (ii) the posting of your Materials on or through the Spiritual Unite Service does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Materials posted by you to or through the Spiritual Unite Service.
You may remove your User Content from the Spiritual Unite at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the license granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that Spiritual Unite may retain archived copies of your User Content, and also the information posted to the Web by Spiritual Unite on your behalf may be cached by websites outside of Spiritual Unite control.
5.4 Objectionable Content
We reserve the right to remove content (including links) that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable. Any account posting objectionable content or recommending objectionable websites are subject to termination. Also, we reserve the right to remove content that we determine in our sole discretion is primarily intended to promote a product or service.
5.5 Enforcement by Us
We have the right (but not the obligation) to investigate or review any Content and delete (or modify) any Content that in our sole judgment violates this Agreement or which is Prohibited Content, or may otherwise violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any User or any other person, or create liability for us or any User.
6. THIRD PARTIES AND OTHER USERS:
6.1 Third Party Content
Content from other Users, advertisers, and other third parties is made available to you through the Spiritual Unite Services. Because we do not control such Content, you agree that we are not responsible for any such Content, including advertising and information about third party products or services. Because we do not have control over such Content, we make no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, suitability, or quality of the information in such Content, and we assume no responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful Content made available by other Users, advertisers, and third parties. Some of the content served by Spiritual Unite may be from affiliated merchant sites. Sales that occur through these affiliated sites may generate a commission payable to Spiritual Unite.
Your interactions with other Users on the Services or with advertisers, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the other User or the advertiser. You agree that we will not be responsible for any loss or damage incurred as the result of any such dealings or with respect to any other User’s use or disclosure of your personally identifiable information. If there is a dispute between you and any third party (including any User), we are under no obligation to become involved; however, we reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.
6.3 Third-Party Websites and Partner Communities
The Spiritual Unite Services may contain links to third-party websites (a) placed by us as a service to those interested in this information; or (b) posted by other Users. We may also place links or enable interoperability to other social networking communities or use other means to connect the Spiritual Unite Services to such Partner Communities to give you more possibilities. You use all such links to Third-Party Websites and Partner Communities at your own risk. To the extent such links are provided by us, they are provided only as a convenience, and such link to a Third-Party Website or Partner Community does not imply our endorsement, adoption or sponsorship of, or affiliation with, such Third-Party Website or Partner Community. We accept no responsibility for reviewing changes or updates to, or the quality, content, policies, nature or reliability of Third-Party Websites or Partner Communities, or websites linking to the Website. You should review applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Website and Partner Communities, and should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any transaction with any third party.
7. VIOLATION OF TERMS:
7.1 Breach of Terms
Any use of the Services in violation of this Agreement may result in, among other options, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Services. In order to cooperate with legitimate governmental requests, subpoenas or court orders, to protect our systems and Members, or to ensure the integrity and operation of our business and systems, we may access and disclose any information and Content we consider necessary or appropriate, including, without limitation, Spiritual Unite Profile information (i.e. name, e-mail address, etc.), IP addressing and traffic information, usage history, and posted Content.
7.2 Termination of Service
You may terminate your account anytime by going to “Account Settings”, and choosing the “Cancel Account” option. Please identify your account and provide a valid reply email address in the event we require additional information to terminate your account.
7.3 Effects of Termination
You understand that termination of this Agreement and your Spiritual Unite Profile may involve deletion of your Spiritual Unite Profile information from our live databases. We will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any termination of your Spiritual Unite Profile or related deletion of your information. When an account is terminated, we reserve the right to re-issue the username you had selected (for the now deleted account).
All Subscription Fees are nonrefundable, and upon termination, cancellation or discontinuation of a Subscription for any reason, you will not receive a refund for any Subscription Fees or other amounts previously charged to you, or for any unused portion of any Subscription.
Further, you agree that Spiritual Unite shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service. You agree not to attempt to use the Service after said termination. Our proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, indemnities, limitations of liability and miscellaneous provisions shall survive any termination of your membership.
8. COPYRIGHT POLICY:
You acknowledge that Content transmitted on or through the Network may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Spiritual Unite respects copyright law and expects you to do the same. Content identified as belonging to a third party can be transmitted on the Software so long as you obtain permission first and the ownership and rights are clearly indicated. Unauthorized copying, distribution, modification, public display, or public performance of copyrighted works is an infringement of the copyright holders’ rights. You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, or create derivative works without being authorized to do so by the copyright holder. It is Spiritual Unite policy to terminate the accounts of repeat infringes.
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please notify Spiritual Unite Agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement:
Please provide our Agent with the following information;
1) A description of the alleged copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, which should include the type of work (such as a photo or a sound recording) and any relevant further details (such as the title and date of publication, as applicable);
2) A description of where the alleged material that you claim is infringing is located on the Spiritual Unite Service (including a URL and/or screen shot);
3) The country or countries to which your copyright applies;
4) A description of the way in which the alleged copyright material has been infringed;
5) Your address, telephone number, and email address so that we may get in contact with you;
6) Your contact details that you would like us to provide to the alleged infringer so that they may contact you directly, in order to attempt to resolve the complaint;
7) 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;
8) A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in the Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and
9) An electronic or physical signature (which may be a scanned copy) of the copyright owner.
Once you have completed the Notice, having included all of the information set out above, please send it to:
9. APPLICABLE LAWS AND THIS AGREEMENT:
10. LEGAL COMPLIANCE:
You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, regulations, contracts and applicable licenses regarding your use of the Spiritual Unite Service. Spiritual Unite reserves the right to take any legal or technical remedies to prevent the violation of these Terms and to protect the Spiritual Unite Service, Spiritual Unite Users, and the rights and property of Spiritual Unite and its affiliates.
This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the Spiritual Unite Website or any of the Spiritual Unite Services and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Spiritual Unite regarding the use of the Spiritual Unite Services. The failure of Spiritual Unite to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Spiritual Unite is a trademark of legal name, i.e Inc, corp, LLC or Spiritual Unite . This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
Please report any form of abuse or identity theft to you or other members immediately to: email@example.com
Regarding any questions to this agreement, please send emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED ABOVE.