1. BASIC TERMS
1.1 You may use our Services only if you can form a binding contract with us, and only as permitted by law. You are not allowed to use our Services if you are a person under the age of thirteen (13). Additional eligibility requirements may apply to some Services, and we will notify you of those requirements in these Terms or otherwise in connection with those Services.
1.2 If you are using our Services on behalf of a company or other entity, you represent and warrant that you are at least eighteen (18) years old, and that you are authorized to bind that company or other entity to these Terms, in which case the terms “you” and “your” in these Terms will refer to that entity.
1.3 We offer a variety of Services, and additional guidelines, terms and conditions may apply to some Services (“Service Terms”). By using those Services, you agree to their Service Terms. If any of our Services have Service Terms that conflict with these Terms, those Service Terms will control to the extent of the conflict as relates to those Services.
1.5 You will need to register for an Black Forest Fancies account in order to use some of our Services. You agree to provide only true and accurate information in connection with your account, and to update all such information as necessary to keep it accurate and current.
1.6 You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password, and for all activities that occur under or through your account or password. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect or become aware of any unauthorized access to or use of your account or password or other breach of security on our Services.
1.7 The permission we give you to register for an Black Forest Fancies account and use our Services under these Terms is non-exclusive and non-transferable. You are not allowed to rent, sell, lease, sublicense or otherwise transfer your Black Forest Fancies account, or any access to or use of our Services, to any third party.
1.8 We may reclaim or repurpose any username or URL on our Services, at any time at our sole discretion, for any reason, including if we believe it is necessary to comply with the rights of a third party.
1.9 Some of our Services may be accessible on mobile devices. You agree not to use those Services in a way that distracts you and prevents you from complying with any traffic or safety laws.
2.1 All Content is owned by Black Forest Fancies or by others who have licensed their Content to us, and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws, trademark laws, and/or other proprietary rights and laws. Our Services are also protected as a compilation and/or collective work under U.S. and international copyright laws.
2.2 The trademarks, service marks, logos, and product names displayed on or in connection with our Services are the registered and unregistered trademarks and service marks of Black Forest Fancies or third parties in the U.S. and/or other countries.
2.3 As between you and Black Forest Fancies, Black Forest Fancies owns and retains, solely and exclusively, all rights, title, and interest in and to our Services, the look and feel, design and organization of our Services, all Black Forest Fancies Content, and the compilation of all Content on our Services, including all copyrights, moral rights, trademark rights, trade secrets, patent rights, database rights, and other intellectual property and proprietary rights therein.
2.4 These Terms do not grant you any ownership over any Content, or any intellectual property rights in any Content, although you remain the owner of any intellectual property rights that you may have in Your User Content.
2.5 Neither these Terms nor your use of our Services grants you any license or permission under any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property of Black Forest Fancies or any third party, whether by implication or otherwise.
2.6 These Terms do not grant you the right to use any of our trademarks, service marks, logos, product names, domain names, or other distinctive brand features in any way.
2.7 We welcome feedback, comments and suggestions about our Services (“Feedback”). However, you acknowledge and agree that we will have the right to use any and all Feedback at our sole discretion, for any and all purposes, commercial or otherwise, without any obligation of any kind to you. In any case, we will have no obligation to act on, use or respond to any Feedback in any way.
2.8 We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you in these Terms.
3. GENERAL CONTENT TERMS
3.1 Please note that Content covers a wide range of art and subject matter, is generally uncensored, and may include nudity or other visual or written material that some people may consider offensive or inappropriate for children and minors. If you allow your child or anyone else to use your computer or other device, it is solely your responsibility to prevent them from accessing any Content that you think is or may be inappropriate for them.
3.2 Subject to these Terms, you may access and view Content within our Services for your own personal, non-commercial use, in the context of your Black Forest Fancies User experience, in accordance with the normal functionality and restrictions of our Services.
3.3 We value open source software, and some software used in our Services may be offered under an open source license that we will make available to you. The open source license may contain provisions that override some of these Terms as relates to the use of that software.
3.4 Some Services may enable you to post, embed or transmit some Content in a way that will be accessible to others on our Services or in other locations online (such as other websites and social media services). You may use such Services in accordance with their normal functionality and restrictions, as permitted by any applicable Service Terms. However, the availability of such Services does not imply or give you permission to reproduce, distribute or otherwise use such Content in any other way, whether on our Services or in any other location.
3.5 If you are a teacher, you may display Content on our Services to your students at a non-commercial indoor lecture or seminar conducted by you, provided you do not reproduce or distribute Content outside our Services in any way that is not specifically otherwise permitted by these Terms. Also, if any of your students access or use our Services, these Terms will apply to each of those students individually. However, please note that as per section 1.1, your students are not allowed to use our Services if they are under the age of thirteen (13).
3.6 Except as expressly permitted by these Terms, you must not reproduce, distribute, adapt, modify, translate, create derivative works from, publish or otherwise use any Content in any way without express prior written permission from us or (as applicable) the appropriate third-party rights holder.
3.7 Any commercial exploitation of any image or other Content without express prior written permission from us or (as applicable) the appropriate third-party rights holder, including any commercialized reproduction, distribution, publishing, or creation of derivative works, is strictly prohibited.
4. USER CONTENT AND COMMUNICATIONS
4.1 Some Services may enable Users to submit, post, publish or otherwise provide User Content. Each User is solely responsible for all User Content that they provide on or through our Services.
4.2 We do not endorse or make any representations or warranties of any kind with respect to any User Content and/or any statements, ideas, advice or opinions communicated on, through, or in connection with our Services (whether online, offline, orally, in writing or otherwise) by any User and/or third party, whether with respect to accuracy, completeness, truthfulness, reliability or otherwise. You acknowledge that any use of or reliance on any User Content and/or any such statements, ideas, advice or opinions is solely at your own risk.
4.3 You acknowledge that we have no obligation to review or screen any User Content, and that by using our Services, you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, misleading, offensive or otherwise objectionable.
4.4 Some User Content may be marked as “featured” (or marked with other similar language) when it is provided on or through our Services. Such markings are for general informational use only and are not an endorsement, representation or warranty of any kind by us.
4.5 We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor and/or review any and all User Content and/or communications transmitted on or through our Services, to enforce or investigate potential violations of these Terms or our other policies or agreements with Users, to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or to otherwise administer, improve or operate our Services and/or customer support, without notice or liability, at any time at our sole discretion. We also reserve the right to access, preserve and disclose any information if we believe it is reasonably necessary to: (i) respond to claims against us or comply with any law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) enforce or administer these Terms or our other policies or agreements with Users; (iii) conduct customer support, or detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (iv) protect or enforce the rights, property or safety of Black Forest Fancies, you, or others.
4.6 We reserve the right to remove or refuse to display any User Content on our Services, in whole or part, if we believe that such User Content may violate these Terms, the law or any third-party rights, or for any other reason, without notice or liability, at any time at our sole discretion.
4.7 You acknowledge that you are in the best position to know if Your User Content may be used in connection with our Services. You are solely responsible for ensuring that Your User Content does not violate any law or regulation, or any right or intellectual property of any third party, including any copyright, moral right, trademark right, trade secret, patent right, privacy right, publicity right, or contractual right.
4.8 By submitting, posting, publishing or otherwise providing any User Content on or through our Services, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right and license to use, host, store, process, reproduce, distribute, publish, adapt, modify, translate, create derivative works from, publicly perform, and publicly display Your User Content, in any and all media now known or later developed, for the purposes of operating, distributing, promoting, and improving our Services, and developing new Services. You represent and warrant that: (i) you own or otherwise control all of the rights to Your User Content; and (ii) the use of Your User Content does not violate these Terms and will not violate any right of, or cause injury to, any person or entity.
4.9 Nothing in these Terms will restrict any other rights that we may have or later obtain with respect to Your User Content, such as rights under applicable laws or other licenses.
4.10 We will not be liable or responsible for any User Content, or for any use of Your User Content by us in accordance with these Terms.
5. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
5.1 YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THAT OUR SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO OUR SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND QUIET ENJOYMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH Black Forest Fancies AND OUR OFFICERS, OWNERS, DIRECTORS, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES (COLLECTIVELY, THE “Black Forest Fancies”) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. THE Black Forest Fancies MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT OUR SERVICES OR ANY CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE, ACCESSIBLE, UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, COMPLETE, FREE OF ERRORS, SAFE, SECURE, OR FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE USE OF OUR SERVICES IN ANY WAY WILL GIVE RISE TO ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE EXCLUSIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
5.2 If the use of our Services results in the need for servicing or replacing any equipment or data, the Black Forest Fancies will not be responsible for those costs or losses, and we urge you to back up your data at all times.
5.3 No advice or information (whether oral or written) obtained from the Black Forest Fancies, or through our Services or any Content, will create any warranty by us not expressly stated in these Terms or in a separate written agreement between you and us.
6. GENERAL RELEASE
6.1 We may provide rules for using our Services, but the Black Forest Fancies do not endorse or control and are not responsible for the conduct (whether online or offline) of any User and/or third party on or in connection with our Services.
6.2 TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU RELEASE THE Black Forest Fancies FROM ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, SUITS, DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL), LOSSES, LIABILITIES, AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES), OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH: (i) ANY DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND ONE (1) OR MORE OTHER USERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES; (ii) ANY USER CONTENT OR CONDUCT, PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE (WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE) OF ANY OTHER USER OR OTHER THIRD PARTY IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH OUR SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY DEFAMATORY, MISLEADING, OFFENSIVE OR UNLAWFUL CONDUCT OR USER CONTENT, OR ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SERVICES, YOUR ACCOUNT OR YOUR USER CONTENT AND/OR INFORMATION; (iii) ANY ARTWORK OR OTHER PROPERTY EXHIBITED, LISTED, MARKETED, OFFERED FOR SALE, OR SOLD (WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE) BY ANY OTHER USER OR OTHER THIRD PARTY ON, THROUGH, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH OUR SERVICES; OR (iv) ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS (WHETHER IN PERSON, ONLINE OR OTHERWISE) BETWEEN YOU AND ONE (1) OR MORE OTHER USERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES. YOU EXPRESSLY WAIVE ANY BENEFITS OR PROTECTIONS, WHETHER STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, THAT WOULD OTHERWISE LIMIT THE COVERAGE OF THIS RELEASE TO INCLUDE ONLY THOSE CLAIMS WHICH YOU MAY KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN YOUR FAVOR AT THE TIME OF ENTERING INTO THIS RELEASE.