Effective Date: January 25, 2016
Intellectual Property Rights
Authorized and Prohibited Uses
Registration and Passwords
At times, we may require you to have a password and register an account to access this Website or portions of this Website. To the extent that we do require a password or registration information, the information you provide must be correct, current, and complete. If Signal believes that the information you provided is not correct, current, and complete, we have the right to refuse you access to this Website, or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your account, if any. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords you are given to access this Website, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your passwords. Signal shall not be liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone else using your password, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by Signal or any other Signal Party (defined below) due to someone else’s use of your account or passwords. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your passwords. We reserve the absolute right not to allow registration by or issue a password to any person or entity.
Information or Content that You Submit
This Website may provide you the opportunity to participate and post content publicly in forums, through interactive features, and through other communication functionality (collectively, “Community Forums”). You may choose to submit or post via Community Forums or otherwise images, videos, writings, questions, comments, suggestions or other content (collectively, “User Content”).
You remain the owner of your User Content, but you acknowledge that Signal must have a license from you in order to accept your User Content. Accordingly, you grant to Signal and its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors in interest, licensees, and assigns, and each of their officers, directors, shareholders, agents, representatives and employees (each an “Signal Party” and, collectively, the “Signal Parties”) an unrestricted, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, transferable and royalty-free license (but not obligation) to host, use, copy, distribute, display, perform, modify, translate, store or otherwise exploit all or any portion of your User Content for any purpose whatsoever in all formats, on or through any media, technology or device now known or hereafter developed.
You further agree that Signal is free to use any ideas or concepts contained in any User Content for any purposes whatsoever, including, without limitation, developing, manufacturing and marketing products and services, without any payment of any kind to you. You authorize Signal to publish your User Content in a searchable format that may be accessed by users of this Website and the Internet. Except as prohibited by law, you waive any moral rights you may have in any User Content you submit, even if such User Content is altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you.
You agree that Signal has no obligation to monitor or enforce your Intellectual Property Rights to your User Content, but has the right to protect and enforce its and its licensees’ rights to your User Content. You further acknowledge and agree that Signal will not have any obligation to you with regard to User Content and that Signal may or may not monitor, display or accept your User Content and may delete it at any time.
User Content Policy
When you contribute, upload or otherwise provide User Content to this Website, you agree to comply with the following requirements:
- No third-party materials. Your User Content should not contain any visible logos, phrases, trademarks or other third-party materials. You may not use or submit any User Content that belongs to another person without that person’s permission (e.g., including uploading content found elsewhere on the Internet).
- Be respectful. Do not make personal attacks. Cursing, harassing, stalking, posting insulting comments, gossip or similar actions are prohibited. Your User Content may not threaten, abuse or harm others. Your User Content may not include any negative comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual preference or physical handicap or that are defamatory, slanderous, indecent, obscene, pornographic or sexually explicit.
- Do not use this Website for commercial purposes. Your User Content may not advertise or promote a product or service except those provided on this Website. You may not use your User Content to raise money for anyone or for a pyramid or other multi-tiered marketing scheme.
- No User Content that is violent, illegal, or inappropriate. Your User Content must not violate any law. Your User Content may not promote any illegal activity and your User Content may not promote violence nor describe how to perform a violent act. If you do upload or post User Content that is illegal, violent in nature, or otherwise inappropriate, we reserve the right to take any action that we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate, including reporting you to law enforcement.
- Represent yourself truthfully. Do not impersonate any other person, user, or company or upload or post User Content that you know is false, fraudulent, deceptive, inaccurate, misleading or that misrepresents your identity or affiliation with a person, Signal, or any other entity.
- Keep private information private. Remember that Community Forums are public and User Content will be accessible and viewable by other users. Do not post personal information about yourself or any other person (for example, never reveal any password, phone number, street address, credit card number, email address, or any information that may be used to track, contact, or impersonate an individual, or which is personal in nature). If there is something you do not want the world to see, do not post it on this Website.
- Use caution when interacting with others. You are solely responsible for your interaction with other users of this Website, whether online or offline. We are not responsible or liable for the conduct of any user. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor or become involved in disputes between you and other users. Please exercise common sense and your best judgment in your interactions with others, when you submit or post any personal or other information, and in all other online activities.
- Don’t damage this Website or anyone’s computers. User Content may not contain viruses, Trojan horses, spyware or any other technologies that could impact the operation of this Website or any computer system.
Reporting Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Violations
You may not use this Website for any purpose or in any manner that infringes the rights of any third party, including any Intellectual Property Rights. Signal encourages you to report any content on this Website that you believe infringes your rights. Only the Intellectual Property Rights owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner can report potentially infringing content. If you have a good-faith belief that content on this Website infringes your Intellectual Property Rights, please follow the procedures set forth below.
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”), Signal has a designated agent for receiving notices of copyright infringement and Signal follows the notice and take-down procedures of the DMCA. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Signal’s copyright agent (whose contact information is set forth below) the following information required by the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the DMCA, 17 U.S.C. 512: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
If you believe that any content on this Website violates your rights other than copyrights, please provide Signal with at least the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (c) an explanation of what rights you own/have and why you believe the content infringes your rights sufficient for us to evaluate your complaint; and (d) accurate contact information for you.
Please send your notice of claims of copyright infringement on or regarding this Website or a complaint regarding alleged violation of rights other than copyrights to Signal’s copyright agent, who can be reached as follows:
222 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
NOTE: This contact information is for notices or complaints regarding potential copyright and other infringement only.
We have a policy of terminating the accounts of users who (in our reasonable discretion) are repeat infringers.
It is often difficult to determine if your Intellectual Property Rights have been violated or if the DMCA requirements have been met. We may request additional information before we remove any infringing material. If a dispute develops as to the correct owner of the rights in question, we reserve the right to remove your content along with that of the alleged infringer pending resolution of the matter.
Signal will provide you with notice if your materials have been removed based on a third-party complaint of alleged infringement of the third party’s Intellectual Property Rights.
Access Arrangements and Fees
Your use of this Website shall be in accordance with any and all procedures, forms, formats, displays and operating times which may be determined, specified or modified by Signal in its discretion. You are responsible for all software, hardware, interconnections, fees, expenses, costs and taxes for you to access or use this Website.
At this time, we do not charge a fee to use this Website itself (but we may charge a fee for any license or subscription-based or other services offered through this Website, which will be the subject of a separate agreement).
Access to Website
While it is Signal’s objective is to make this Website accessible 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, this Website may be unavailable from time to time for any reason including, without limitation, routine maintenance. You understand and acknowledge that due to circumstances both within and outside of the control of Signal, access to this Website may be interrupted, suspended or terminated from time to time. Signal shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of this Website, including, but not limited to, Site Content and User Content, hours of availability and equipment needed for access or use.
Import/Export Control; Territorial Restrictions
The information provided on this Website is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation. You agree not to submit any User Content to this Website or commit any act involving the transfer of information relating to any User Content in violation of applicable import/export control, espionage, national security or other applicable laws. Signal controls and operates this Website from offices located in the United States. Anyone using or accessing this Website from other locations does so on their own initiative and is responsible for compliance with United States and local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content, if and to the extent such laws are applicable. We reserve the right to limit the availability of this Website or any portion of this Website, to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction, at any time and in our sole discretion.
You agree to comply with all applicable laws in connection with your use of this Website.
Functional Compatibility and System Abuse
Your Cooperation and Notification
THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ITS LINKS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND ARE USED ONLY AT YOUR SOLE RISK, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW. SIGNAL DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND, REGARDING THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING ITS CONTENT, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND LINKS), INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AS TO FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, RESULTS, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, ACCESSIBILITY, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO APPLY TO YOU, THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitations on Liability and Remedies for Claims Relating to Use of this Website
THE SIGNAL PARTIES’ ENTIRE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DISPUTE WITH AN SIGNAL PARTY REGARDING USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE. THE SIGNAL PARTIES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGE ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM RELATED IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITES OR YOUR REGISTRATION VIA THIS WEBSITE WITH SIGNAL. THESE EXCLUSIONS FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF SIGNAL HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF AND REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE SIGNAL PARTIES’ LIABILITY IN SUCH STATE OR JURISDICTION SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SIGNAL DOES NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ANY THIRD-PARTY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE AND WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. IF ANY OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS IN THIS SECTION ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE IN AN APPLICABLE JURISDICTION, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF THE SIGNAL PARTIES FOR CLAIMS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE WILL BE LIMITED TO TEN DOLLARS ($10).
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU AGREE THAT, IN THE EVENT YOU INCUR ANY DAMAGES, LOSSES OR INJURIES THAT ARISE OUT OF SIGNAL’S ACTS OR OMISSIONS, THE DAMAGES (IF ANY) CAUSED TO YOU ARE NOT IRREPARABLE OR SUFFICIENT TO ENTITLE YOU TO AN INJUNCTION PREVENTING THE DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, ADVERTISING, EXHIBITION OR EXPLOITATION OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE, PROPERTY, PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR OTHER SITE CONTENT OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY THE SIGNAL PARTIES.
Third Party Website and Other Information
This Website may contain as a convenience to you, content, links and other information submitted or owned/operated by third parties over whom Signal has no control or responsibility, as well as translations thereof, which Signal may arrange. Signal has no obligation to monitor, control or restrict the use of this Website, third-party websites accessible via links on this Website, or third-party websites linking to this Website. These other sites are not under Signal’s control, and you acknowledge that (whether or not such sites are affiliated in any way with Signal) Signal is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of a link to a third-party website or the inclusion on a third-party website of a link to this Website does not imply endorsement of the third-party website by Signal or any association with its operators. Your use of third-party services offered on any of those third-party websites is subject to the terms and conditions established by such third parties. YOUR CORRESPONDENCE AND BUSINESS DEALINGS WITH THIRD PARTIES FOUND THROUGH THIS WEBSITE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PAYMENT AND DELIVERY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, AND ANY TERMS, CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES AND REPRESENTATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY SUCH DEALINGS, ARE SOLELY BETWEEN YOU AND THE THIRD PARTY.
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Dispute Resolution; Applicable Law and Forum