Terms & Conditions for Bounce Back
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SITE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE ONLY TO US RESIDENTS AND CITIZENS 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER (19 IN ALABAMA). YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU ARE OF LEGAL AGE TO MAKE A CONTRACT IN YOUR JURISDICTION. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN YOUR JURISDICTION, YOU MUST HAVE THE PERMISSION OF A PARENT OR GUARDIAN TO USE THIS SITE. THIS SERVICE IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE BY MINORS AND IS NOT MARKETED TO MINORS FOR USE. NO ONE 13 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER MAY USE THIS SITE OR PROVIDE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION TO US OR ON THE SITE.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT ACCOUNTS FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Please note in particular our Submission Terms below. Only account holders are permitted to post to the Site. You must be over the age of majority in your jurisdiction (legal age to form a contract) in the US to become an account holder.
All questions or comments about the Site or Site content should be directed here.
If you request to receive updates or other information by mobile phone or text message and we are then providing this service, you consent to our communicating with you via your mobile device. We do not charge for these services. However, your carrier’s normal messaging, data and other rates and fees will still apply. You should check with your carrier to find out what plans are available and how much they cost.
Copyright and Limited License
Unless otherwise specifically indicated in the Site, the Site and all content and other materials on the Site, including, without limitation, BB’s logo, and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, tools, widgets, sound files, other files and their selection and arrangement (collectively, the “Site Materials”) are the intellectual and proprietary property of BB or its licensors or users and are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws.
You are granted a limited, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Site and the Site Materials for your informational, non-commercial and personal use, provided only that individual persons running for political office, their Site member employees and their Site member individual supporters or Site member persons not supporting that politician, may post links to the site(s) of politicians discussed in the post, or to other sites encouraging political discussion, subject to the terms and policies of those sites. NO POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES OR OTHER ORGANIZATIONS MAY BECOME ACCOUNT HOLDERS. ONLY INDIVIDUALS MAY OPEN AND MAINTAIN ACCOUNTS ON THIS SITE.
Repeat Infringer Policy
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and other applicable law, BB has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at BB’s sole discretion, subscribers or account holders who are deemed by us in our sole discretion to be repeat infringers or otherwise negatively affect our other users. BB may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Site and/or terminate the accounts of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
Claims of Copyright Infringement — DMCA Notice
We take claims of copyright infringement seriously and will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. If you believe any materials accessible on or from Our Service infringes your copyright, you may request removal of those materials from the Service by submitting written notification to our Copyright Agent, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice. In accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) (“DMCA”), the written notice (the “DMCA Notice”) must include substantially the following:
- Your physical or electronic signature.
- Identification of the copyrighted work you believe to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works, a representative list of the works.
- Copyright registration information for each work you are alleging is infringed, if available.
- Identification of the work you believe infringing sufficient to allow us to locate the work on the Service.
- Your contact information, including your name, postal address, a telephone number where you can be reached during normal business hours ET and your email address.
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law.
- A statement that the information in the written notice is accurate.
- A statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective. Please be aware that if you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Site is infringing your copyright, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA.
Counter-notice. If you believe that material you posted on the Site was removed or access to it was disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter-notification with us (a “Counter-Notice”) by submitting a counter-notice notification to our copyright agent. Pursuant to the DMCA, the Counter-Notice must include substantially all of the information as follows:
- Your physical or electronic signature.
- An identification of the work that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access disabled.
- Adequate information by which we can contact you, including your name, postal address, a telephone number where you can be reached during normal business hours ET and your email address.
- A statement under penalty of perjury by you that you have a good faith belief that the identified work was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the work to be removed or disabled.
- A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or if you reside outside the United States for any judicial district in which the Site may be found) and that you will accept service from the person (or an agent of that person) who provided the Site with the complaint at issue.
The DMCA allows us to restore the removed work if the party filing the original DMCA Notice does not file a court action against the alleged infringer within ten business days of receiving the copy of your Counter-Notice. If you knowingly materially misrepresent that material or activity on the Service was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may be held liable for damages (including costs and attorneys’ fees) under Section 512(f) of the DMCA. It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of Users who are repeat infringers.
All logos and slogans contained in the Site are trademarks of BB, its suppliers, licensors or other third parties and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of BB or the applicable trademark holder. You may not use any metatags or any other “hidden text” utilizing “Bounce Back” or any other name, trademark or product or service name of BB without our prior written permission in each instance. In addition, the look and feel of the Site, including all page headers, custom graphics, button icons and scripts, is the service mark, trademark and/or trade dress of BB and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission in each instance. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, and supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by us.
BOUNCE BACK is the registered trademark of Bounce Back, LLC. BOUNCE BACK and design is the trademark of Bounce Back, LLC.
You may not use a BB logo or other proprietary graphic of BB to link to these Site without the express written permission of BB. Further, you may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any BB trademark, logo or other proprietary information, including the images found at the Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page on the Site without BB’ express written consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel or otherwise in or under any patent, trademark, copyright or proprietary right of BB or any third party.
BB makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature, or reliability of third-party web sites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or Web sites linking to the Site. Such sites are not under the control of BB and BB is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any review, changes or updates to such sites. BB provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement, or adoption by BB of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.
Third Party Content
We may make third party information and other content available on or through the Site (the “Third Party Content”) as a service to those interested in this information. BB does not control, endorse or adopt any Third Party Content and makes no representation or warranties of any kind regarding the Third Party Content, including without limitation regarding its accuracy or completeness. You acknowledge and agree that BB is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Third Party Content and undertakes no responsibility to update or review any Third Party Content. Users use such Third Party Content contained therein at their own risk. Although we have no obligation to monitor any Third Party Content, we may do so in our discretion, and remove, edit or modify any such content at any time without prior notice. Please see SUBMISSION TERMS below.
User Content and Conduct
The Site may include areas in which you or other users may post or upload Submissions and other text, photos, video, messages, information, content or materials on the Site (“User Content” includes “Submissions”). You are solely responsible for the User Content you post or upload.
You agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following: User Content that is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, false, misleading, fraudulent or otherwise abhorrent or objectionable;
User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law; User Content that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any User Content, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to distribute and reproduce such User Content; User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity; Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers; Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and User Content that, in the sole judgment of BB, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or which may expose BB or its users to any harm or liability of any type.
You further agree that you are solely responsible for your conduct while on the Site, and you agree that you will not do any of the following in connection with the Site or its users:
BB takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any for any loss or damage sustained by or through any User Content posted, stored or uploaded by you or any third party, nor for any user conduct, nor is BB liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, pornography or profanity you may encounter.
Your interactions with any organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Service, including promotion and/or attendance at any event or promotion, emails, blogs and other communications, payment and delivery of goods or services, posting of content, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such interactions, are solely between you and that third party person or entity. It is your responsibility to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction or communication with any of these third parties or attending any event sent through the Service or publicly distributed on the web or otherwise distributed. We are not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such interactions or attendance at any such event.
THE SITE, BB MATERIALS AND CONTENT AND BB SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS” “WHERE-IS” WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW. BB DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AND AS TO ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, FORMS OR OTHER SITE MATERIALS ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE. BB IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, INCLUDING THOSE RELATING TO PRICING, TEXT OR PHOTOGRAPHY. WHILE BB ATTEMPTS TO MAKE YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITES AND SERVICES SAFE, BB CANNOT AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITES, THE SITE MATERIALS OR THE SERVER(S) ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES FROM ANY DOWNLOAD. BB IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE IN ANY MANNER FOR ANY THIRD PARTY ACTIVITIES OR EVENTS LISTED ON THE SITES OR FOR THE CONDUCT OF ANY EVENT OR ACTIVITY ORGANIZED BY OR THROUGH OTHER USERS OF THE SITES.
BB reserves the right to discontinue Services, change any and all content contained in the Site and any Services offered through the Site at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of, or any affiliation with, BB.
Limitation of Liability
ALL LIABILITY OF THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES, HOWSOEVER ARISING, FOR ANY LOSS SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, CONTENT, USER SUBMISSIONS OR ANY OTHER ASPECT OF THE SERVICE IS EXPRESSLY EXCLUDED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IF A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION DETERMINES THAT LIABILITY OF INDEMNIFIED PARTIES (AS APPLICABLE) HAS ARISEN, THE TOTAL OF SUCH LIABILITY TO ALL INDEMNIFIED PARTIES TOGETHER WILL BE LIMITED IN AGGREGATE TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR USE OF THE SERVICE IN THE TWELVE MONTH PERIOD PRECEDING NOTICE OF LIABILITY OR LOSS. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OF LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. THEREFORE, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
RELEASE: YOU RELEASE US FROM ALL LIABILITY RELATING TO YOUR CONNECTIONS AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER USERS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WE DO NOT, IN ANY WAY, SCREEN USERS, NOR DO WE INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUNDS OF USERS OR ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THEIR BACKGROUNDS OR STATEMENTS. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OR THE VERACITY OF ANY INFORMATION USERS PROVIDE. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, AND ANY DAMAGES RESULTING IN ANY WAY FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR MEETINGS WITH USERS OR PERSONS YOU MAY OTHERWISE MEET THROUGH THE SERVICES. AS SUCH, YOU AGREE TO TAKE ALL PRECAUTIONS AND EXERCISE THE UTMOST PERSONAL CARE IN ALL INTERACTIONS WITH ANY INDIVIDUAL OR ENTITY WITH WHOM OR WHICH YOU COME INTO CONTACT THROUGH THE SERVICES, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET SUCH INDIVIDUALS IN PERSON. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO OBTAIN PERMISSION TO SEND OTHER POTENTIAL USERS INFORMATION TO OR THROUGH THE SITE, AND OBTAIN THEIR PERMISSION TO USE THEIR NAME AND CONTACT OR OTHER INFORMATION.
Applicable Law and Venue
Questions & Contact Information
Questions or comments about the Site may be directed to BB here.
Please be aware that BB and all associated services and systems are housed on servers in the United States, and this Site is available only to US citizens and residents residing in the US while using the Site. If you are located outside of the United States, information we collect (including cookies) are processed and stored in the United States, which may not offer the same level of privacy protection as the country where you reside or are a citizen. By using the site and providing information to us, you consent to the transfer to and processing of the information in the United States without regard to the privacy policies that may be in effect in any other jurisdictions.
Changes to this Policy
We reserve the right to change this Policy at any time in our sole discretion with or without prior notice to you. We may give notice by posting the updated Policy on the Site, sending you an email, or by any other reasonable means. You are advised periodically to review this Policy for changes and you can review the most current Policy at any time at https://www.bback.us. The updated Policy will govern your use of the Site as of the Effective Date indicated at the bottom of this Policy. If you do not agree to the updated Policy, you should stop using the Site. Your use of the Site after the Effective Date of the updated version of this Policy constitutes your acceptance of the updated Policy.
General. When you visit the Site, you can browse without submitting any personal information about yourself. We will, however, receive and store some non-personally identifiable information about your visit, as described below. In order to participate in certain functionalities, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is information that can identify you, including, for example your name or email address. It will always be your choice, or the choice of anyone acting for you, to provide personally identifiable information.
Account and login information
We will collect personally identifiable information from you when you create an account..
If you create an account, you will be asked to provide information about yourself, possibly including, but not limited to, a user name, email address, date of birth, telephone number and password selected by you. If then available on our Site, and you register for your Account using Social Networking Service credentials, we will collect your credentials in order to identify and log into the third party application or website and will retain your credentials to collect information from the Social Networking Service. For example, if you sign in with your Facebook or Twitter account, we may collect information from your public profile.
User content and user discussions
The Site may allow you to submit comments, photos, videos, or other information (“User Content” or “Submissions”) to interactive portions of the Site, including, but not limited to, the user discussion areas of the Site or your Account Profile page (if applicable). You may sign in and participate in the user discussion areas of the Site using your account. We may save User Content submitted by you indefinitely and in a profile specific to you.
Email address collection. In order to receive certain communications from us, you may be required to submit your name and email address to us. Any email you receive from us will include an unsubscribe link that will allow you to opt-out of receiving future emails.
Requests or communications submitted by you. The Site provides users the option to submit questions, feedback, or comments by following instructions on the Site. Any communications and contact information that you voluntarily submit to us may be saved indefinitely and in a profile specific to you.
Automatically collected information. Similar to other websites, we may collect some information automatically and store it in log files. This collection may include, but is not limited to: your domain name and host for Internet access, the Internet address of the site from which you came, the date and time of your access, your computer’s IP address and information about its operating system, browser, and host, the date and time you access the Site and the pages you visit. We collect this non-identifying information in order to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Site. We also use it to gather broad demographic information. If you elect to create an account, this information may be combined with your personal information to service your account or otherwise improve your user experience on the Site. Any such combined information will be treated as personally identifiable information in accordance with this Policy.
We may automatically collect information using the following mechanisms:
Pixels (aka web beacons/web bugs/java script). Pixels are tiny graphics with a unique identifier that are used to track the online movements of web users. Unlike cookies, which are stored on a computer’s hard drive, pixels are small graphics that are about the size of the period at the end of the sentence that are embedded invisibly on web pages or in HTML-based emails. Our third-party analytics providers may place pixels on the Site that track what other websites you visit (both before and after visiting the Site). Our third-party analytics providers use information obtained from pixels to help us improve our business and the Site. We do not control the use of pixels by third parties. See the section on “Third party analytics providers” below.
Third party analytics providers. We use third parties to help us operate and improve the Site. We may provide these third parties with information we collect and they may collect information from you about your use of the Site. If we provide information to third parties, it will, unless specifically noted otherwise in this Policy, be governed by this Policy and may only be used by those third parties to help us operate or improve our business or the Site and to provide services to us. We do not control information independently collected by third parties and are not responsible for their use of that information.
Use of non-personally identifiable information. We may use non-personally identifiable information for any lawful purpose, including, but not limited to analyzing trends, administering the Site, tracking users’ movements on the Site, and for management and improvement of the Site. We may also use this information to monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors or pages viewed; or to track submissions in any interactive portion of the Site. We may also combine non-personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected from other sources.
Information retention. We will retain your information indefinitely, or as long as legally required or allowed. We may dispose of any information in our discretion without notice, subject to applicable law. We do not undertake any retention obligations through this statement.
Affiliated entities or service providers. We will not sell or rent any of your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may disclose your information to any affiliated entity or organization and to agents and service providers. These third parties may include various business service providers or providers that supply support for the Site or otherwise are working directly with us. Use of information by affiliated entities and organizations will be subject to this Policy or an agreement that is at least as restrictive as this Policy. For information on the use of information by agents and service providers, also see the “Third Party Analytics Providers” section above.
Legal requirements In some cases, we may disclose your information (1) as required by any applicable law or legal regulation; (2) if we believe disclosure is needed to protect our rights, property, or safety; (3) to government regulators or law enforcement authorities in connection with any judicial proceeding, court order, subpoena, or legal process served on us or the Site; and (4) to respond to a physical threat to you or another person.
Insolvency and business transitions If we should ever file for bankruptcy or engage in a business transition such as a merger with another company, or if we purchase, sell, or reorganize all or part of our business or assets, we may disclose your information, including personal information, to prospective or actual purchasers in connection with one of these transactions.
Information security measures. Keeping your information secure is of great concern to us. We exercise care in facilitating the transmission of information between your device or computer and our servers (or the third-party servers that operate and store information for the Site). Personally identifiable information collected by the Site is stored in operating environments with restricted access and are not available to the public. While we have mechanisms in place to safeguard your personal information after we receive it, no transmission of data over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
DISCLAIMER. WE CANNOT ENSURE THAT ALL OF YOUR INFORMATION WILL NEVER BE DISCLOSED IN WAYS NOT OTHERWISE DESCRIBED IN THIS POLICY. FOR EXAMPLE, A THIRD PARTY MAY UNLAWFULLY INTERCEPT OR ACCESS TRANSMISSIONS OR PRIVATE COMMUNICATIONS, OR OTHER USERS OF THE SITE MAY ABUSE OR MISUSE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. NO TRANSMISSION OF DATA OVER THE INTERNET CAN BE 100% SECURE.
“Do not track” settings
This Site is not for or directed towards children. Our audience is adults and young adults. We do not intend to and will not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age of 13; children under the age of 13 are prohibited from using the Site without parent/guardian supervision. If we learn that we have collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will remove that information immediately and delete it from our servers (subject to applicable law and this Policy). If you believe User Content from a child under the age of 13 has been posted to the Site, please notify us by going to the “Contact” link at the bottom of our home page and using the inquiry form located there. We also recommend that children over the age of 13 ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the internet.
California minors If you are a California resident who is under age 18 and you are unable to remove publicly-available User Content that you have submitted to us, you may request removal by contacting us at: email@example.com. When requesting removal, you must be specific about the information you want removed and provide us with specific information, such as the URL for each page where the information is located, so that we can find it. We are not required to remove any content or information that: (1) federal or state law requires us or a third party to maintain; (2) was not posted by you; (3) is anonymized so that you cannot be identified; (4) you don’t follow our instructions for removing or requesting removal; or (5) you received compensation or other consideration for providing the Content or information. Removal of your content or information from the site does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of that content or information from our systems or the systems of our service providers. We are not required to delete the Content or information posted by you; our obligations under California law are satisfied so long as we anonymize the Content or information or render it invisible to other users and the public.
California “Shine the Light” law California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed personal information (as defined under that statute) of that California resident, for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year and the categories of that kind of personal information that was disclosed to them. If you are a California resident and you wish to make such a request, you may do so by contacting us through Contact Us on our home page.
Accessing, updating, or deleting your personal information
If personal information that you have submitted to us changes or if you would like to remove your personal information, please contact us. We will make good faith efforts to resolve requests to remove information or correct inaccurate information except where the request is unreasonable, requires disproportionate technical effort or expense, jeopardizes the privacy of others, or would be impractical.
Contact information and privacy questions
If you have questions about this Policy or other matters that relate to it, you may contact us by going to the “Contact Us” link on our home page.
The objective of BB is to provide reasoned, thoughtful political commentary on matters of concern to our US federal, state and local communities. To that end, we invite submissions (“Submissions” or “User Content”)) from registered users (members/account holders). You may make submissions only in compliance with these Submission Terms. Please note that you are granting BB complete control of what you submit, worldwide, in every media, forever. You also retain rights in the Submissions should you wish to use them elsewhere, but you cannot restrict our rights nor receive compensation from us or any third party acquiring or viewing your Submissions through us.
If you do not want us to have complete control over your Submissions as described below without compensation now or in future, do not make any Submissions.
You make the following representations and warranties when you make Submissions to us, on or off Site:
I have submitted certain comments, statements, stories, photographs, graphics, video, audio and/or other recordings or media to BB. I grant BB a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, sub-licensable, royalty-free right and license to publish, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, edit, modify, create derivative works of and otherwise use the Submissions in any manner or media and for any purpose whatsoever at the sole discretion of BB, including without limitation any advertising or commercial use of any kind. I further give my permission to BB to use my name, likeness, voice, and biographical information in connection with such Submission if I have submitted same. I warrant and represent that I will not submit any Submissions under any third party’s name or account, other than a screen name owned by and registered on BB to me.
I irrevocably release BB and every third party acting under BB authorization from any claims that any use of the Submissions as authorized by these Submission Terms violates any of my rights, including any rights of publicity or privacy. I understand and agree that all rights granted by these Submission Terms are fully sub-licensable and assignable throughout the world without any notice or compensation to me of any kind or nature.
I warrant and represent that all Submissions are owned by me or licensed to me for submission to the Site, and that no Submissions violate the copyright, trademark, patent, proprietary or other rights of any third party, nor constitute a violation of any other law or regulation, including without limitation, libel or invasion of privacy.
I represent and warrant that I am at least 18 years of age (19 in Alabama) and I have all rights necessary to grant the foregoing rights and permissions and that no infringement or violation of any third party rights, including copyright, right of publicity, or right of privacy, will result from the use of the Submissions. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold BB, its managers, employees, agents, owners, licensee, assignees and any other third parties associated with them, harmless from and against any liabilities, losses, claims, demands, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Submissions or of my name, likeness, voice, or persona, or from the breach or alleged breach of any of the foregoing representations or warranties.
I understand that I will not be entitled to any monetary compensation for the rights and release granted in these Submission Terms or for any use of the Submissions or my name or likeness, voice or biographical information. BB has no obligation to use in any manner or continue to use in any manner any Submission or my name or likeness, voice or biographical information. I further understand and agree that BB will act in reliance on this agreement and that therefore my agreement to these Submission Terms is completely irrevocable.
Effective: May 25, 2020