PLEASE READ THIS TERMS OF SERVICE AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING, REGISTERING TO USE OR USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU (“YOU” OR THE “MEMBER”) ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT AND YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE.
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- ENTIRE AGREEMENT. This Agreement comprises the entire agreement between Member and NTD, and supersedes any and all prior agreements between the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein NTD (including but not limited to any prior versions of this Agreement).
- DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE. NTD provides each Member with various publishing and community services, including but not limited to the capability to post links and comments to a webpage (the “Services”). Unless stated otherwise, any new features that enhance or otherwise change the current Services shall be subject to this Agreement.
- MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE AND TERMS OF SERVICE. NTD reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Services with or without notice to Member. NTD shall not be liable to Member or any third party should NTD exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Service. NTD also may change the terms and conditions of this Agreement from time to time. Member’s continued use of the Services constitutes agreement by Member to abide and be bound by this Agreement and any modifications to this Agreement.
- CONTENT OWNERSHIP. Unless stated otherwise on the NTD website, Member will retain copyright ownership and all related rights for information he or she authors and publishes through NTD or otherwise enters into the NTD Services. In exchange for the publishing services provided by NTD, Member agrees to grant a perpetual, worldwide, non terminable license to NTD to use all content Member publishes through NTD without further permission or remuneration, in original language or in translation, including the right to create derivative works and reuse in other media. Members are not allowed to use the NTD name in commercial activity without prior written consent of NTD.
- CONTENT RESPONSIBILITY. Member acknowledges and agrees that NTD neither endorses the contents of any Member communications nor assumes responsibility for any threatening, libelous, obscene, harassing or offensive material contained therein, any infringement of third party intellectual property rights arising therefrom, or any crime facilitated thereby.
This website contains links to websites maintained by third parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. NTD does not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products, or services available on such websites. NTD’s inclusion of a link to a website does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization. If you decide to access other websites, you do so at your own risk.
- MEMBER CONDUCT. You understand that all information, data, links, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or other materials (“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 NTD, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, or otherwise transmit via the Services. NTD does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable.
You agree to not use the Services to: (a) upload, post, or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, damaging to Falun Dafa or its practitioners, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (b) harm minors in any way; (c) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an NTD official, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (d) upload, post, or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); (e) upload, post, or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party; (f) upload, post, or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (g) interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Services; (h) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law; (i) “stalk” or otherwise harass another; (j) collect or store personal data about other users; or (k) promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or promote any act of cruelty to animals.
- PROMOTING PRODUCTS ON NTD. If You promote, market, or otherwise advertise (“Promote” or a “Promotion”) any product or service via any online or offline channel or medium for the purpose of earning a percentage of the sale price of any product or service (“Product”) sold as a result of such Promotion (“Commissions”), You agree, acknowledge, represent, and warrant that:
- You will not suggest or imply any endorsement by NTD, its contributors, or sponsors for the Product.
- You will not make any unlicensed or unauthorized use of or otherwise infringe or misappropriate any materials protected by any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of privacy, right of publicity or other intellectual property or other proprietary right (“IP Rights”).
- You will not interfere with NTD’s tracking of visits, page views, click throughs, or with the normal flow of traffic to, through, or from the NTD Services.
- All communications and/or representations made by You in connection with any Promotions and/or in relation to any Product will be accurate and contain all disclosures and disclaimers necessary to prevent such Promotions from being false or deceptive. Such disclosures and disclaimers must be made in a clear and conspicuous manner, and will otherwise comply with Your country’s laws and all U.S. federal and state laws, including U.S. Federal Trade Commission regulations, policies and guidelines governing advertising, disclosure and consumer protection, including the FTCs endorsement rules.
- You will not offer, suggest, or imply the availability of any rebates, coupons, tickets, vouchers, or similar incentives to induce or encourage the purchase of a Product.
- NTD reserves the right, but not the obligation, to review your Promotions. You agree that NTD, in its sole discretion and at any time, may demand changes to product promotion and delivery pages, customer support, or other items related to the content of Your Promotions. NTD may remove your Promotion at any time from its Service by refunding any fees paid for that Promotion.
- You will provide valid contact information, including but not limited to a working email address, where NTD can send inquiries and receive a non-automated reply by end of the following business day.
- NTD does not guarantee, or assume any responsibility or liability for, the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of any such information, nor is it responsible for any bonuses, prizes, or other incentives offered in any Promotions. Your use of any information presented by NTD does not guarantee, or assume any responsibility or liability for, the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of any such information, nor is it responsible for any bonuses, prizes, or other incentives offered in any Promotions. Your use of any information presented by a Promoter is strictly at your own risk. In no event shall NTD have any liability for your purchase or use of a Product or Service Promoted on NTD.
- Promotion is voluntary, and your reliance is at your own risk. NTD does not independently review or verify information provided in any Promotion for accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness. You acknowledge and understand that NTD does not verify statements, claims, incentives, or promotions made by Promotions.
- CONTENT SUBMITTED TO NTD. NTD does not claim ownership of the Content or links you place on your NTD page. NTD may quote or reproduce your content (if you have made it public), in whole or in part, in order to promote your NTD page and/or the NTD Services. You acknowledge that NTD does not pre-screen Content or links, but that NTD and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content or links that are available via the Services. Without limiting the foregoing, NTD and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content or links that violate this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content and links, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content and links.
- INDEMNITY. You agree to indemnify and hold NTD, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your Content or links, your use of the Services, your violation of the this Agreement, or your violation of any rights of another.
- NO RESALE OF SERVICE. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit any portion of the Services, use of the Services, or access to the Services.
- ACCOUNT CREATION. By signing up for a free account with an email, users will be able to comment on articles and see certain content without restrictions. To access services on NTD.com create an account with your email and password. You will be asked to update your information related to the account. We offer email newsletters and promotional emails as part of the account services. You can unsubscribe from them anytime.
- PASSWORD CONFIDENTIALITY TERMS. Your account is intended for your personal use. In order to maintain exclusive access to your account, you should never share your login information with anyone else. Sharing log-in credentials may result in suspension or loss of services. No one from NTD will ever ask you to reveal your login information. You should never attempt to impersonate another person by using that person’s login credentials, or use any login credentials that, at the sole discretion of NTD, are deemed offensive. Failure to comply with these terms shall constitute a breach of this agreement and may result in suspension or termination of service.
- UNAUTHORIZED USE OF ACCOUNT. Please notify NTD immediately if you believe that your account has been accessed by an unauthorized user, or otherwise breached. This includes any loss, theft, or any unauthorized disclosure or use of your password or credit card information.
- GROUNDS FOR TERMINATION. By registering your email, you are assuming responsibility for usage and activity on your account. This includes:
- Usage by a third party to whom you have provided log-in credentials
- Any fraudulent or abusive activity
- Any usage deemed illegal by state or federal laws
Such usage may be considered grounds for termination of your account at the sole discretion of NTD, and may be referred to appropriate law-enforcement agencies.
- ADVERTISEMENTS AND PROMOTIONS. NTD runs advertisements and promotions on NTD pages. By creating your NTD page, you agree that NTD has the right to run such advertisements and promotions. You also agree that you will not attempt to block or otherwise interfere with advertisements displayed on your NTD page by any means. Doing so is grounds for immediate termination of the Services. The manner, mode, and extent of advertising by NTD on your NTD page is subject to change. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Services, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that NTD shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Services.
- NTD PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. You acknowledge and agree that the Services and any necessary software used in connection with the Services (“Software”) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Services or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by NTD or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Services or the Software, in whole or in part.
- DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. MEMBER EXPRESSLY AGREES THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT MEMBER’S SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. NTD EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. NTD MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR MAKES ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
MEMBER UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES IS DONE AT MEMBER’S OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT MEMBER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO MEMBER’S COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA. NTD MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SERVICES.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY MEMBER FROM OR THROUGH THE SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. NTD SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR FOR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES OR RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE SERVICES OR RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF MEMBER’S TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE, EVEN IF MEMBER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
- STORAGE AND OTHER LIMITATIONS. NTD assumes no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store information entered into NTD. NTD retains the right, at NTD’s sole discretion, to determine whether or not Member’s conduct is consistent with the letter and spirit of this Agreement and may terminate Services if a Member’s conduct is found to be inconsistent with this Agreement.
- NOTICE. All notices to a party shall be in writing and shall be made either via email or conventional mail. NTD may distribute notices or messages through the Services to inform Member of changes to this Agreement, the Services, or other matters of importance; such distribution shall constitute notices to Member.
- INJUNCTIVE RELIEF. You acknowledge that a violation or attempted violation of this Agreement will cause such damage to NTD as will be irreparable, the exact amount of which would be difficult to ascertain and for which there will be no adequate remedy at law. Accordingly, you agree that NTD shall be entitled as a matter of right to an injunction issued by any court of competent jurisdiction, restraining such violation or attempted violation of these terms and conditions by you, or your affiliates, partners, or agents, as well as recover from you any and all costs and expenses sustained or incurred by NTD in obtaining such an injunction, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees. You agree that no bond or other security shall be required in connection with such injunction.
- LAWS. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of New York. You and NTD agree to submit to the exclusive personal and subject matter jurisdiction and venue of the courts located within New York.
- GENERAL INFORMATION. If any provision(s) of this Agreement are held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect. NTD’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by NTD in writing. Member and NTD agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to these Services must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action arose; otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred. The section titles in this Agreement are solely used for the convenience of the parties and have no legal or contractual significance. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate or other services, third-party content or third-party software. If NTD takes any action to enforce this Agreement, NTD, if the prevailing party, will be entitled to recover from you, and you agree to pay, all reasonable and necessary attorneys’ fees and any cost of litigation, in addition to any other relief, at law or in equity, to which NTD may be entitled.
- VIOLATIONS. Please report any violations of this Agreement to administrators at NTD.com via the email address email@example.com.
- COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK. Website copyright notice: Copyright (c) 2017 Universal Communications Network Inc. d/b/a New Tang Dynasty. All rights reserved.
This website is the copyrighted property of NTD and various third party providers and distributors (“Suppliers”).
NTD and NTD.com are a service marks of NTD. Other product, service and company names used on this website are registered and common law trademarks of their respective owners. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of such trademarks. Unauthorized use of this Web site and/or the materials contained on this site may violate applicable copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws or other laws. You must retain all copyright and trademark notices, including any other proprietary notices, contained in the materials, and you must not alter, obscure, or obliterate any of such notices.
- Notice of Infringement: If you believe that your intellectual property right (or such a right that you are responsible for enforcing) is infringed by any Content or links on this website, please see our Copyright Policy and Infringement Notification, which will inform you how to submit a notification by email, mail or by filling out and submitting the form provided.
March 1, 2017