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ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

SERFAX provides online resources, (referred to hereafter as "the Service") subject to the following Terms of Use ("TOU"). By using the Service in any way, you are agreeing to comply with the TOU. In addition, when using particular SERFAX services, you agree to abide by any applicable posted guidelines for all SERFAX services, which may change from time to time. Should you object to any term or condition of the TOU, any guidelines, or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with SERFAX in any way, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of SERFAX. SERFAX has the right, but is not obligated, to strictly enforce the TOU through self-help, community moderation, active investigation, litigation and prosecution.



MODIFICATIONS TO THIS AGREEMENT

You agree that from time to time we may, at our sole discretion, modify, add or remove any or all parts of these Terms and the Privacy Policy. Such modifications will be effective immediately upon posting of the modified Terms to the Sites. Your continued use of the Sites following the posting of changes to these Terms will mean that you accept those changes. We reserve the right from time to time to temporarily or permanently modify or discontinue, and restrict or block access to, the Sites (or any part thereof) without notice.



CONTENT

Personal Use Only

You understand that all postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, or other materials ("Content") posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Service, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. More specifically, you are entirely responsible for each individual item ("Item") of Content that you post, email or otherwise make available via the Service. You understand that SERFAX does not control, and is not responsible for Content made available through the Service, and that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. Furthermore, the SERFAX site and Content available through the Service may contain links to other websites, which are completely independent of SERFAX. SERFAX makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any such site. Your linking to any other webites is at your own risk. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, that you may not rely on said Content, and that under no circumstances will SERFAX be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise made available via the Service. You acknowledge that SERFAX does not pre-screen or approve Content, but that SERFAX shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Content that is available via the Service, for violating the letter or spirit of the TOU or for any other reason.



THIRD PARTY CONTENT, SITES, AND SERVICES

The SERFAX site and Content available through the Service may contain features and functionalities that may link you or provide you with access to third party content which is completely independent of SERFAX, including web sites, directories, servers, networks, systems, information and databases, applications, software, programs, products or services, and the Internet as a whole.

Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Service, 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 such organizations and/or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties.

You agree that SERFAX shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings. If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between users and any third party, you understand and agree that SERFAX is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you hereby release SERFAX, 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. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."



NOTIFICATION OF CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT

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 SERFAX's agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement ("Agent"), at

serfax1@gmail.com

Please provide us with the following Notice:

a) Identify the material on the SERFAX site that you claim is infringing, with enough detail so that we may locate it on the website;

b) 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;

c) A statement by you declaring under penalty of perjury that (1) the above information in your Notice is accurate, and (2) that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner;

d) Your address, telephone number, and email address; and

e) Your physical or electronic signature.

SERFAX will remove the infringing posting(s), subject to the the procedures outlined in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA).



PRIVACY AND INFORMATION DISCLOSURE

SERFAX has established a Privacy Policy to explain to users how their information is collected and used, which is located at the following web address:

http://www.serfax.com/pages/privacy_policy.html

Your use of the SERFAX website or the Service signifies acknowledgement of and agreement to our Privacy Policy.



CONDUCT

You agree not to post, email, or otherwise make available Content:

a) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, or is harmful to minors in any way;

b) that is pornographic or depicts a human being engaged in actual sexual conduct including but not limited to (i) sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex, or (ii) bestiality, or (iii) masturbation, or (iv) sadistic or masochistic abuse, or (v) lascivious exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of any person;

c) that harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;

d) that violates the Fair Housing Act by stating, in any notice or ad forthe sale or rental of any dwelling, a discriminatory preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap(or violates any state or local law prohibiting discrimination on thebasis of these or other characteristics);

e) that violates federal, state, or local equal employment opportunitylaws, including but not limited to, stating in any advertisement for employment a preference or requirement based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

f) with respect to employers that employ four or more employees, that violates the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, including requiring U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency (green card status) as a condition for employment, unless otherwise required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or federal, state, or local government contract.

g) that impersonates any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a SERFAX employee, or falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity (this provision does not apply to Content that constitutes lawful non-deceptive parody of public figures.);

h) that includes personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent;

i) that is false, deceptive, misleading, deceitful, misinformative, or constitutes "bait and switch";

j) that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, or Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;

k) that constitutes or contains "affiliate marketing," "link referral code,""junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or unsolicited commercial advertisement;

l) that constitutes or contains any form of advertising or solicitation if: posted in areas of the SERFAX sites which are not designated for such purposes; or emailed to SERFAX users who have not indicated in writing that it is ok to contact them about other services, products or commercial interests.

m) that includes links to commercial services or web sites, except as allowed in "services";

n) that advertises any illegal service or the sale of any items the sale of which is prohibited or restricted by any applicable law, including without limitation items the sale of which is prohibited or regulated by California law.

o) 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;

p) that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive amount of Content (flooding attack) to the Service, or that otherwise negatively affects other users' ability to use the Service; or

q) that employs misleading email addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers in order to disguise the origin of Content transmitted through the Service.

Additionally, you agree not to:

r) contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted, or make unsolicited contact with anyone for any commercial purpose;

s) "stalk" or otherwise harass anyone;

t) collect personal data about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes;

u) use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from the Service - unless expressly permitted by SERFAX;

v) attempt to gain unauthorized access to SERFAX's computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the Service or the SERFAX website; or

w) use any form of automated device or computer program that enables the submission of postings on SERFAX without each posting being manually entered by the author thereof (an "automated posting device"), including without limitation, the use of any such automated posting device to submit postings in bulk, or for automatic submission of postings at regular intervals.



PASSWORD SECURITY

If you register to become a serfax.com member, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your member identification and password information, and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your member identification and password.



NO SPAM POLICY

You understand and agree that sending unsolicited email advertisements to SERFAX email addresses or through SERFAX computer systems, which is expressly prohibited by these Terms, will use or cause to be used servers located in California. Any unauthorized use of SERFAX computer systems is a violation of these Terms and certain federal and state laws, including without limitation the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030 et seq.), Section 502 of the California Penal Code and Section 17538.45 of the California Business and Professions Code. Such violations may subject the sender and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties.



ACCESS TO THE SERVICE

SERFAX grants you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive license to access the Service for your own personal use. This license does not include: (a) access to the Service by Posting Agents; or (b) any collection, aggregation, copying, duplication, display or derivative use of the Service nor any use of data mining, robots, spiders, or similar data gathering and extraction tools for any purpose unless expressly permitted by SERFAX. A limited exception to (b) is provided to general purpose internet search engines and non-commercial public archives that use such tools to gather information for the sole purpose of displaying hyperlinks to the Service, provided they each do so from a stable IP address or range of IP addresses using an easily identifiable agent and comply with our robots.txt file. "General purpose internet search engine" does not include a website or search engine or other service that specializes in classified listings or in any subset of classifieds listings such as jobs, housing, for sale, services, or personals, or which is in the business of providing classified ad listing services.

Use of the Service beyond the scope of authorized access granted to you by SERFAX immediately terminates said permission or license. In order to collect, aggregate, copy, duplicate, display or make derivative use of the the Service or any Content made available via the Service for other purposes (including commercial purposes) not stated herein, you must first obtain a license from SERFAX.



TERMINATION OF SERVICE

You agree that SERFAX, in its sole discretion, has the right (but not the obligation) to delete or deactivate your account, block your email or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of the Service (or any part thereof), immediately and without notice, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, if SERFAX believes that you have acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOU. Further, you agree that SERFAX shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service. Further, you agree not to attempt to use the Service after said termination.



PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

Our Site is protected by U.S. and international intellectual property laws, which you agree to respect. All content on the Site, including but not limited to text, logos, icons, images, graphics, audio clips, compilations, and downloads, as well as the collection, arrangement, and assembly of such content, is the exclusive property of SERFAX or its content suppliers. All software used on the Sites is the property of SERFAX or its suppliers. All trademarks and trade names mentioned in this site are the property of their respective owners. We have no affiliation with these companies and this website is not endorsed by them.



DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SITE AND THE MATERIALS IT CONTAINS ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS, AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, SERFAX DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, TERMS, REPRESENTATIONS AND UNDERTAKINGS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WHETHER ARISING BY LAW, CUSTOM, PRIOR ORAL OR WRITTEN STATEMENTS BY SERFAX, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. SERFAX DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU (AND NOT SERFAX) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

SERFAX MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES REGARDING (1) THE CURRENCY, CORRECTNESS, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, SUITABILITY, AVAILABILITY, OR OPERATION OF THE SITE AND THE MATERIALS; (2) YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR MATERIALS; OR (3) ANY THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES YOU MAY OBTAIN OR ANY THIRD-PARTY WEB SITE YOU MAY ACCESS THROUGH THE SITE. DESPITE THE CHOICE OF ILLINOIS LAW, THE MANDATORY LAW OF SOME JURISDICTIONS DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, TERMS, REPRESENTATIONS OR UNDERTAKINGS, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS ARE PROVIDED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW AND SOME MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL SERFAX, ITS SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS, THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND AFFILIATES AND EACH OF THEM BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, REVENUE, INTEREST OR BUSINESS, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR OR ANY THIRD PARTY'S CLAIMS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RELIANCE ON OR THE USE OF, DELAY IN BEING ABLE TO USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, THE MATERIALS IT PROVIDES, OR ANY OTHER HYPERLINKED WEB SITE OR ANY THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES) REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF SERFAX HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. DESPITE THE CHOICE OF ILLINOIS LAW, THE MANDATORY LAW OF SOME JURISDICTIONS DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY WHICH SERFAX, ITS SUPPLIERS, AND ITS LICENSORS, THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND AFFILIATES AND EACH OF THEM MAY INCUR FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED $100. THIS LIABILITY CAP WILL APPLY ONLY WHEN AND TO THE EXTENT THAT APPLICABLE LAW REQUIRES LIABILITY DESPITE THE EXCLUSION AND LIMITATION IN THE PRIOR PARAGRAPH.



INDEMNITY

You understand and agree that you are personally responsible for your behavior on the Site. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless SERFAX, its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, joint ventures, business partners, licensors, employees, agents, and any third-party information providers to the Service from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from or arising out of your use, misuse, or inability to use the Site, the Service, or the Content, or any violation by you of this Agreement.



GENERAL INFORMATION

The TOU constitute the entire agreement between you and SERFAX and govern your use of the Service, superceding any prior agreements between you and SERFAX. The TOU and the relationship between you and SERFAX shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and SERFAX agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of San Francisco, California. The failure of SERFAX to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOU shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOU is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOU remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TOU must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.



UNSOLICITED IDEA SUBMISSION POLICY

SERFAX or any of its employees do not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, marketing strategies, new or improved products, technologies, services, processes, materials, or new product names. We have found this policy necessary in order to avoid misunderstandings should SERFAX's business activities bear coincidental similarities with one or more of the thousands of unsolicited ideas offered to us. Please do not send your unsolicited ideas to SERFAX or anyone at SERFAX. If, in spite of our request that you not send us your ideas, you still send them, then regardless of what your posting, email, letter, or other transmission may say, (1) your idea will automatically become the property of SERFAX, without any compensation to you; (2) SERFAX will have no obligation to return your idea to you or respond to you in any way; (3) SERFAX will have no obligation to keep your idea confidential; and (4) SERFAX may use your idea for any purpose whatsoever, including giving your idea to others.

However, SERFAX does welcome feedback regarding many areas of SERFAX's business that will help satisfy customer's needs, and feedback can be provided through the many listed contact areas on the Site.



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