Terms of Service

Welcome to UniGuide. These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your access to and use of UniGuide Services and Content (“UniGuide”). Services include UniGuide’s website and original copy, emails, apps, widgets, and interactive tools (the “Services”) and content includes any original information, including text, graphics, photos, video, audio, other multimedia content, or other original materials uploaded, downloaded, or appearing in or with the Services (“Content”). Your access to and use of UniGuide is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. By accessing or using UniGuide, you agree to be bound by these Terms.

Please read these Terms of Service before using our Services or submitting Content in any form or medium to us for publication in any of our communication channels, including our website, social media, email, affiliates’ channels, and print (“Channels”), which we may use to share Content with our audience. By continuing to use our Services and/or by submitting Content for publication, you agree to abide by, and you agree that you are bound by, these Terms of Service. UniGuide reserves the right to change these Terms at any time, and you agree (including by virtue of your continued use of UniGuide) to be bound by any such changes. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features, functionality, Services, Content, and Channels we add shall be subject to these Terms of Service.

Copyright Policy

UniGuide Services and Content are protected by copyright as a collective work or compilation and as individual pieces of work under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries, and we (subject to the rights of our licensors and licensees under applicable agreements, understandings, and arrangements) have all rights therein, except in cases where the content is the copyrighted works of advertisers or product manufacturers presented on UniGuide. All UniGuide articles, blog posts, videos, photos, content, and other elements on UniGuide are also copyrighted works, and we (subject to the rights of our licensors and licensees under applicable agreements, understandings, and arrangements) have all rights therein, except in cases where the content is the copyrighted works of advertisers or product manufacturers presented on UniGuide. You must abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained on UniGuide and that of UniGuide partners or advertisers.

Just as UniGuide requires users to respect our copyrights, and those of our affiliates and partners, we respect the copyrights of others. If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on our site without authorization or in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify us by sending a message at our contact page.

If you are an entrepreneur or other representative of any products or services presented on UniGuide, whose copyright you believe has been infringed upon, or you would like to present those products or services in a different way, or remove them from UniGuide altogether, please contact me. The products, services, images, and original manufacturer product information presented on UniGuide that is the property of the makers of those products is only used in a way to educate consumers and  promote those products and services in a positive light.

Content You Share with Us

You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post, or display on or through our Services and we will make best efforts to inform you ahead of time on how we will present your content on UniGuide and throughout our Channels. However, you agree that by submitting, posting, or displaying content on or through our Services, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display, and distribute such content in any and all media or Channels (now known or later developed).

In connection with each of your submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: 1) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use, and authorize us to use, all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights in and to any and all such submissions to enable inclusion in and use of such submissions in the manner contemplated by us and these Terms of Service; and 2) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in such submissions to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of such submissions in the manner contemplated by us and these Terms of Service. You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to share and distribute content through our Channels, UniGuide is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to that content.

All Content on UniGuide

UniGuide has been specially designed for presentation of content in a unique format and appearance to our users. We are concerned about the integrity of our Services and Content when they are viewed in a setting created by a third party that includes advertising or other materials that we have not authorized to be displayed with our Services or Content. Neither you nor any third party shall make use of our Services or Content in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights, including copyright that has not been authorized by us.

Unless expressly permitted, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of our site or any UniGuide Content thereon. Just as we from time to time excerpt materials from other sources in order to support the various commentaries and writings contained herein, we respect the right of others to make “fair use” of the materials contained on UniGuide.

While UniGuide makes best efforts to monitor all Content in our Channels, opinions and other statements expressed by users and third parties (e.g., contributors, bloggers, commentators, etc.) are theirs alone, and not necessarily the opinions of UniGuide. Content created by third parties is the sole responsibility of the third parties and its accuracy and completeness are not endorsed or guaranteed. UniGuide and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers, and shareholders do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor our site for inappropriate or unlawful content. UniGuide and its affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers, and shareholders assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the content thereof, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, UniGuide reserves the right to block or remove communications, postings, or materials at any time in our sole discretion.

Advertising

UniGuide may include advertisements, which may be targeted to the Content or information in our Channels, queries made through the Services, or other information. The types and extent of advertising on UniGuide and the Services are subject to change. In consideration for UniGuide granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that UniGuide and its third party providers and partners may place such advertising on the Services or in connection with the display of Content or information from the Services whether submitted by you or others.

Links

UniGuide may contain links to third party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that the UniGuide is not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by UniGuide of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.

Disclaimers and Limitations of Liability

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless UniGuide and its affiliates, and their directors, officers, managers, employees, donors, agents, and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of this agreement, or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you or any other person using your account. We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.

UNIGUIDE AND ITS AFILLIATES, AND THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, DONORS, AGENTS AND LICENSORS ARE NOT LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR LOSS OF DATA, IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THIS SERVICE OR FOR ANY CLAIM, LOSS OR INJURY BASED ON ERRORS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THIS SERVICE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION AS A RESULT OF BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY OR OTHER TERM OF THIS AGREEMENT). ANY CLAIM AGAINST US SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT YOU PAID, IF ANY, FOR USE OF THIS SERVICE.

U.S. and California Law

These Terms of Service shall be governed by the laws of the United States and the State of California, applicable to agreements made and to be performed therein without regard to conflict of laws principles. BY CONTINUING TO USE OUR SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.  All claims, legal proceedings or litigation arising in connection with the Services will be brought solely in the federal or state courts located in San Francisco County, California, United States, and you consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum.

Services Are Available “As Is”

These Service are available “as is.” We do not warrant that our Services will be uninterrupted or error-free. There may be delays, omissions, interruptions, and inaccuracies in our Services, Content, information, or other materials. We are not responsible for the availability or content of other services that may be linked to UniGuide. We do not make any warranties, express or implied, including without limitation, those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to these Services or any information or goods that are available or advertised or sold through UniGuide. We do not make any representations, nor do we endorse the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other material or database displayed, uploaded or distributed in our Services or available though links in these Services. We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions in our Services, but are under no obligation to do so. We do not guarantee or warrant that UniGuide or materials that may be downloaded from these Services do not contain  viruses, worms or other destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features. If you rely on these Services and any materials available through UniGuide, you do so solely at your own risk.

Termination

We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, UniGuide and its Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice to you. In addition, UniGuide may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally and may not provide you with prior notice. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time without prior notice to you.
You agree that UniGuide shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such modification, suspension, or discontinuance of our site. In addition, we reserve the right to terminate your access to our Services for any reason, and to take any other actions that UniGuide, in its sole discretion, believes to be in the interest of our company and of our users as a whole.

You may end your legal agreement with UniGuide at any time for any reason by discontinuing your use of the Services. You do not need to specifically inform UniGuide when you stop using the Services.

Privacy

Any information that you provide to UniGuide is subject to our Privacy Policy, which governs our collection and use of your information. You understand that through your use of our Services, you consent to our Privacy Policy. You can read the latest version of our Privacy Policy on UniGuide.com.

Comments

By using UniGuide, you represent that you have read and agree to abide by the following UniGuide Comments Policy: UniGuide welcomes your comments. We require that all commenters post comments with their actual names and place of residence. UniGuide reserves the right to remove postings for any reason at any time at our sole discretion, including, but not limited to those that include the use of foul language, personal attacks, or the use of language that may be libelous or interpreted as inciting hate or sexual harassment; however we are under no obligation to do so. You are responsible for all statements made or materials posted by you, including liability for harm caused by such statements or materials. You may not transfer, sell, or otherwise assign your rights or obligations under this agreement.