BACKLIGHT.ORG WEB SITE TERMS OF USE
Introduction; Your Agreement to these Terms of Use.

Welcome to the Backlight.org (“Backlight”) web site, www.Backlight.org (the “Backlight Site”). The Backlight Site provides a platform that seeks to enable the creation of a user community based around norms of sharing and mutual respect for creativity. To ensure that everyone (including us), and everyone’s work (including ours) is given the proper respect, we require that you agree to the following terms before using the Backlight Site.

The following Terms of Use for the Backlight Site is a legal contract between you, an individual user or a single entity (collectively or individually “Users”), and Backlight regarding your use of the Backlight Site. Together, Users and Backlight are referred to herein individually as “Party” or collectively as the “Parties”. When using the Backlight Site, you will be subject to any additional posted guidelines or rules applicable to specific services, and features which may be posted from time to time (the “Guidelines”). The term “Guidelines” does not include Backlight’s privacy policy. All Guidelines are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms.

BEFORE USING THE BACKLIGHT SITE, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE. BY REGISTERING FOR AND/OR ACCESSING, BROWSING, AND USING THE BACKLIGHT SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE FOLLOWING TERMS, INCLUDING THE GUIDELINES, AND ANY FUTURE MODIFICATIONS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “TERMS”). IF AT ANY TIME YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THE BACKLIGHT SITE.

1. Eligibility. In order to use the Backlight Site, you must be the age of majority in your jurisdiction (18 years of age or older in most states, 19 or older in Nebraska and Alabama) and fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations and warranties set forth in these Terms and to abide by and comply with these Terms. You represent that you meet the eligibility requirements in this Section. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Backlight Site is not intended for children under 13. If you are using or opening an account on the Backlight Site on behalf of a company, entity, or organization (collectively “Subscribing Organization”), then you represent and warrant that you: are an authorized representative of that Subscribing Organization with the authority to bind such organization to these Terms; and agree to be bound by these Terms on behalf of such Subscribing Organization.

2. Modification of the Terms. Backlight reserves the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms at any time without notice to you. All changes shall be effective immediately. In the event of a material change, we will notify you via e-mail according to your account preferences. Please check these Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Backlight Site after the posting of changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes.

3. Backlight Site Access. Backlight grants you permission to use the Backlight Site as set forth in these Terms, provided that and for so long as (i) you use the Backlight Site solely for your personal, private, noncommercial use; (ii) except as expressly permitted in these Terms, you do not download, reproduce, redistribute, retransmit, publish, resell, distribute, publicly display or otherwise exploit any portion of the Backlight Site in any medium without Backlight’s prior written authorization; (iii) you do not alter or modify any part of the Backlight Site other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Backlight Site for its intended purposes; (iv) you do not engage in any of the prohibited uses described below; and (v) you otherwise fully comply with these Terms. The Backlight Site is controlled and offered by Backlight from its facilities in the United States of America. Backlight makes no representations that the Backlight Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you are accessing or using the Backlight Site from other jurisdictions, you do so at their own risk and you are responsible for compliance with local law.

4. Ownership; Proprietary Rights. As between the Parties, the Backlight Site including the content, visual interfaces, interactive features, information, graphics, design, compilation, computer code, products, software, services, and all other elements of the Backlight Site that are provided by Backlight (“Backlight Materials”) are owned and operated by Backlight. Backlight Materials do not include User Submissions (defined below) or any Non-Backlight Content (as defined below). Except as expressly authorized by Backlight, you agree not to sell, license, distribute, copy, modify, publicly perform or display, transmit, publish, edit, adapt, create derivative works from, or otherwise make unauthorized use of the Backlight Site or the Backlight Materials. Backlight reserves all rights not expressly granted in these Terms. User shall not acquire any right, title, or interest to the Backlight Materials, except for the limited rights set forth in these Terms.

5. User Submissions.

(a) General. The Backlight Site may now or in the future permit the submission and posting or linking of media, text, audio and video recordings, photos, commentary or any other content submitted by you and other users (“User Submissions”), and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Submissions. User Submissions are displayed for entertainment and informational purposes only and are not controlled by Backlight. Backlight makes no representations that it will publish or use your User Submissions in any way and may or may not use your User Submissions in its sole discretion. You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, Backlight does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions.

(b) Grant of Rights. By submitting User Submissions to Backlight, you hereby grant Backlight and its affiliates a worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid-up, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable license, with the right to grant and authorize sublicenses, to use, reproduce, distribute, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise exploit your User Submissions in connection with the Backlight Site and Backlight’s (and its successor’s) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Backlight Site (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels now known or hereafter discovered. You grant Backlight and its affiliates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such User Submission if they choose. You also agree to irrevocably waive (and cause to be waived) any claims and assertions of moral rights or attribution with respect to your User Submissions. You also hereby grant to each user of the Backlight Site a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Backlight Site, and to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform such User Submissions as permitted by the functionality of the Backlight Site and these Terms.

(c) Your Representations and Warranties Regarding User Submissions. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (i) you own, or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Backlight to use, all patent, trademark, copyright, or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of User Submissions in the manner contemplated by Backlight and these Terms, and to grant the rights and license set forth in this Section, and (ii) your User Submissions, Backlight’s use of such User Submissions pursuant to these Terms, and Backlight’s exercise of the license rights set forth in this Section, do not and will not: (a) infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; (b) slander, defame, libel, or invade the right of privacy, publicity or other property rights of any other person; or (c) violate any applicable law or regulation.

(d) Prohibited Uses of User Submissions. In connection with your User Submissions, you further agree that you will not publish, post, submit, transmit through or otherwise make available to the Backlight Site: (i) any falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage Backlight or any third party; (iii) any material which is unlawful, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, pornographic, obscene, abusive, profane, vulgar, sexually explicit, threatening, harassing, harmful, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive or otherwise objectionable, or which encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law or any right of privacy or publicity, or is otherwise inappropriate; (iv) advertisements or solicitations of business, products, or services; or (v) any material that would be harmful to minors in any manner.

6. Non-Backlight Content Disclaimer. You understand that when using the Backlight Site you will be exposed to User Submissions and other third party content (together, the “Non-Backlight Content”) from a variety of sources, and that you may be exposed to Non-Backlight Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable. Backlight does not endorse any Non-Backlight Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein. Under no circumstances will Backlight be liable in any way for or in connection with the Non-Backlight Content, including, but not limited to, for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions in any Non-Backlight Content, any intellectual property infringement with regard to any Non-Backlight Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Non-Backlight Content posted, emailed or otherwise displayed or transmitted through the Backlight Site.

7. Non-Monitoring of Users and Non-Backlight Content. You understand that you, and not Backlight, are entirely responsible for all User Submissions that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available through the Backlight Site. Backlight does not control the Non-Backlight Content posted by Users or otherwise made available by other persons and does not have any obligation to monitor such Non-Backlight Content for any purpose. If at any time, Backlight chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Non-Backlight Content, Backlight nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the Non-Backlight Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Non-Backlight Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the user submitting any such Non-Backlight Content. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any User Submissions or other Non-Backlight Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, or legality of such User Submission or other Non-Backlight Content.

8. Removal of Non-Backlight Content. Backlight and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse to post or remove any Non-Backlight Content that is available on the Backlight Site in whole or in part at any time for any reason or no reason, with or without notice and with no liability of any kind.

9. Prohibited Uses of the Backlight Site.

(a) As a condition of your use of the Backlight Site, you hereby represent and warrant that you will not use the Backlight Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited (including without limitation, the prohibitions in this Section) by these Terms.

(b) Any use by you of any of the Backlight Materials and Backlight Site other than for private, non-commercial use is strictly prohibited. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell, distribute, or exploit, any portion of the Backlight Site, use of the Backlight Site, access to the Backlight Site, or Non-Backlight Content obtained through the Backlight Site, for any purpose other than for your personal, private, non-commercial purposes.

(c) You agree not to use the Backlight Site if you do not meet the eligibility requirements described in Section 1 above.

(d) You agree not to defame, harass, abuse, threaten, stalk or defraud users of the Backlight Site, or collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about users or third parties without their consent.

(e) You agree not to intentionally interfere with or damage, impair or disable the operation of the Backlight Site or any user’s enjoyment of it, by any means, including uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, worms, spyware, adware, or other malicious code.

(f) You agree not to remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of the Backlight Site, features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any part of the Backlight Site, or features that enforce limitations on the use of the Backlight Site.

(g) You agree not to attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Backlight Site, or any part of it, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Backlight Site, or any part of it, through hacking, password mining or any other means or interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Backlight Site or any activities conducted through the Backlight Site.

(h) You agree not to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Backlight Site. You agree neither to modify the Backlight Site in any manner or form, nor to use modified versions of the Backlight Site, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Backlight Site.

(i) You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means to access the Backlight Site for any purpose without our express written permission or bypass our robot exclusion headers or other measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Backlight Site.

(j) You agree not to utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other Backlight Materials without our express written consent. You agree not to use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Backlight’s name or trademarks without our express written consent.

(k) You agree not to deep-link to the Backlight Site and will promptly remove any links that Backlight finds objectionable in its sole discretion. You agree not to use any Backlight logos, graphics, or trademarks as part of the link without our express written consent.

(l) You agree not to make unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals, or send junk mail or spam to other users of the Backlight Site. This includes, but is not limited to, unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or other solicitation material, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, chain mail, informational announcements, charity requests, and petitions for signatures.

(m) You agree not to reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Backlight Site or any part thereof, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.

(n) You agree not to modify, adapt, translate, or create derivative works based upon the Backlight Site or any part thereof, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.

(o) You agree not to impersonate another person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.

10. Account Information. In order to access some features of the Backlight Site, you will have to create an account. You represent and warrant that the information you provide to Backlight upon registration and, at all other times, will be true, accurate, current, and complete. You also represent and warrant that you will ensure that this information is kept accurate and up-to-date at all times. You acknowledge, consent and agree that Backlight may access, preserve and disclose your account information and User Submission if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the Terms; (c) respond to claim that any User Submission violates the rights of third parties; (d) provide certain customized features of the Backlight Site to you, if any, or respond if you contact Backlight for any reason; or (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Backlight, the users and the public.

11. Password. If you register you will be asked to provide a password. As you will be responsible for all activities that occur under your password, you should keep your password confidential. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. If you have reason to believe that your account is no longer secure (for example, in the event of a loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure or use of your account ID or password), you shall immediately notify Backlight. YOU MAY BE LIABLE FOR THE LOSSES INCURRED BY BACKLIGHT OR OTHERS DUE TO ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF YOUR ACCOUNT.

12. Dealings with Advertisers. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Backlight Site are solely between you and such advertiser. YOU AGREE THAT BACKLIGHT WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS THE RESULT OF ANY SUCH DEALINGS OR AS THE RESULT OF THE PRESENCE OF SUCH ADVERTISERS ON THE BACKLIGHT SITE.

13. Links and Third Party Websites. Backlight or third parties may provide links on the Backlight Site to other sites including the content therein (“Reference Sites”). Backlight has no control over such Reference Sites or content, and therefore makes no claim or representation regarding, and expressly disclaims responsibility for, the accuracy, quality, legality, nature, availability, or reliability of Reference Sites or content linked to by the Backlight Site. Backlight provides links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link on the Backlight Site does not imply our affiliation, endorsement, or adoption of the linked site or any information therein. ACCESS AND USE OF REFERENCE SITES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, MATERIAL, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ON REFERENCE SITES OR AVAILABLE THROUGH REFERENCE SITES, IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. Our terms and policies do not govern your use of any site other than the Backlight Site. You should review applicable terms and policies, including the privacy and data gathering practices, of any Reference Sites.

14. Availability of Service. Backlight may make changes to or discontinue any of the media, web communities, products, or services available within the Backlight Site at any time, and without notice. The media, products, or services on the Backlight Site may be out of date, and Backlight makes no commitment to update these materials on the Backlight Site.

15. User Disagreements. You are solely responsible for your involvement with other users of the Backlight Site. Backlight reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disagreements between you and other users. BACKLIGHT DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO ANY USER DISAGREEMENT.

16. Terms of Use Violations; Termination.

(a) Backlight. You agree that Backlight, in its sole discretion and for any or no reason, may terminate any account (or any part thereof) you may have through the Backlight Site or your use of the Backlight Site, and remove and discard all or any part of your account or any User Submission, at any time. You agree that your access to the Backlight Site or any account you may have or portion thereof may be terminated without prior notice, and you agree that Backlight shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any such termination. These remedies are in addition to any other remedies Backlight may have at law or in equity.

(b) User. If you are dissatisfied with the Backlight Site, please let us know at support@backlight.org. Your input is valuable to us. Your only remedy with respect to any dissatisfaction with (i) the Backlight Site, (ii) any term of these Terms, (iii) any policy or practice of Backlight in operating the Backlight Site, or (iv) any content or information transmitted through the Backlight Site, is to terminate these Terms and your account. You may terminate these Terms at any time by closing your account and discontinuing your use of any and all parts of the Backlight Site and providing notice of termination at support@backlight.org.

17. INDEMNIFICATION; HOLD HARMLESS. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS BACKLIGHT, AND ITS PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES OR ANY RELATED COMPANIES (INCLUDING THOSE WHICH SHARE SUBSTANTIALLY COMMON OWNERSHIP), AND THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF ANY OF THEM FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, OBLIGATIONS, DAMAGES, LIABILITIES, COSTS, DEBT, AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES) ARISING OUT OF (I) YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF THE BACKLIGHT SITE; (II) YOUR USER SUBMISSIONS, INCLUDING BACKLIGHT’S USE, DISPLAY OR OTHER EXERCISE OF ITS LICENSE RIGHTS GRANTED HEREIN WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USER SUBMISSIONS; (III) YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS; (IV) YOUR VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY, INCLUDING CLAIMS THAT ANY USER SUBMISSION INFRINGES OR VIOLATES ANY THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS; (V) YOUR BREACH OF THE FOREGOING REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND COVENANTS; AND (VI) ANY UNAUTHORIZED USE OF YOUR ACCOUNT NOT CAUSED BY BACKLIGHT. BACKLIGHT RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT YOUR EXPENSE, TO ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE AND CONTROL OF ANY MATTER FOR WHICH YOU ARE REQUIRED TO INDEMNIFY US AND YOU AGREE TO COOPERATE WITH OUR DEFENSE OF THESE CLAIMS. YOU AGREE NOT TO SETTLE ANY MATTER WITHOUT THE PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT OF BACKLIGHT. BACKLIGHT WILL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO NOTIFY YOU OF ANY SUCH CLAIM, ACTION, OR PROCEEDING UPON BECOMING AWARE OF IT.

18. Disclaimers; No Warranties.

(a) Acknowledgement. YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT AS USED IN THIS SECTION 18, THE TERM BACKLIGHT INCLUDES BACKLIGHT’S OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, AND SUBCONTRACTORS.

(b) No warranties. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, BACKLIGHT DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, STATUTORY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM BACKLIGHT OR THROUGH THE BACKLIGHT SITE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN.

(c) “As is” and “As available” and “With All Faults.” YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE USE OF THE BACKLIGHT SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE BACKLIGHT SITE, USER SUBMISSIONS, NON-BACKLIGHT CONTENT, AND ANY OTHER THIRD-PARTY MEDIA, CONTENT, SOFTWARE, SERVICES OR APPLICATIONS MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE BACKLIGHT SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

(d) Website Operation and Non-Backlight Content. BACKLIGHT DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE BACKLIGHT MATERIALS, USER SUBMISSIONS, NON-BACKLIGHT CONTENT, BACKLIGHT SITE, OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE BACKLIGHT SITE OR ANY REFERENCE SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, OR FREE OF ERRORS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS AND DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY OF THE FOREGOING WILL BE CORRECTED.

(e) Accuracy. BACKLIGHT DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE BACKLIGHT SITE OR ANY REFERENCE SITES IN TERMS OF CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.

(f) Harm to Your Computer. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU USE, ACCESS, DOWNLOAD, OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN INFORMATION, MATERIALS, OR DATA THROUGH THE BACKLIGHT SITE (INCLUDING RSS FEEDS) OR ANY REFERENCE SITES AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PROPERTY (INCLUDING YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM) OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA.

19. Limitation of Liability and Damages.

(a) Limitation of Liability. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL BACKLIGHT OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTNERS OR SUPPLIERS, BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, DATA OR USE OR COST OF COVER) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR THAT RESULT FROM YOUR USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE BACKLIGHT MATERIALS AND USER SUBMISSIONS ON THE BACKLIGHT SITE OR ANY REFERENCE SITES, THE BACKLIGHT SITE ITSELF, OR ANY OTHER INTERACTIONS WITH BACKLIGHT, EVEN IF BACKLIGHT OR A BACKLIGHT AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

(b) Limitation of Damages. IN NO EVENT SHALL BACKLIGHT OR ITS AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR THIRD PARTY PARTNERS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE BACKLIGHT SITE (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), WARRANTY, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE LESSER OF 1) ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS OR 2) THE FEES PAID BY YOU TO BACKLIGHT DURING THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE CLAIM GIVING RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY.

(c) Reference Sites. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD OR PROVIDED ON ANY REFERENCE SITES OR OTHERWISE BY THIRD PARTIES OTHER THAN BACKLIGHT AND RECEIVED BY YOU THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE BACKLIGHT SITE OR RECEIVED BY YOU THROUGH ANY REFERENCE SITES.

20. Limitations by Applicable Law; Basis of the Bargain.

(a) Limitations by Applicable Law. CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF YOU RESIDE IN SUCH A JURISDICTION, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS. THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF WARRANTIES, REMEDIES, OR LIABILITY CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS APPLY TO YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT SUCH LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS ARE PERMITTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH YOU ARE LOCATED.

(b) Basis of the Bargain. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT BACKLIGHT HAS OFFERED ITS PRODUCTS AND SERVICES AND ENTERED INTO THESE TERMS IN RELIANCE UPON THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN, THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN REFLECT A REASONABLE AND FAIR ALLOCATION OF RISK BETWEEN YOU AND BACKLIGHT, AND THAT THE WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN FORM AN ESSENTIAL BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND BACKLIGHT. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT BACKLIGHT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THE BACKLIGHT SITE TO YOU ON AN ECONOMICALLY REASONABLE BASIS WITHOUT THESE LIMITATIONS.

21. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof, and believe that any User Submission or other Non-Backlight Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C § 512(c)(3) for further detail):

(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;

(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works on the Backlight Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works from the Backlight Site;

(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit Backlight to locate the material;

(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit Backlight to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;

(v) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Backlight’s designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is:

Brad Wolfe

email: copyright@backlight.org, telephone: 650.207.1141, fax: 650.949.4967

22. Miscellaneous.

(a) Notice. Backlight may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to these Terms, by email, regular mail, or postings on the Backlight Site. If Notice is by e-mail or mail, it will be provided to the e-mail or regular mailing address provided by you with your account information and it is your responsibility to update such account information for any changes. Notice to you will be deemed given twenty-four hours after email is sent, unless Backlight is notified that the email address is invalid, and if through postal mail, three days after the date of mailing. You may provide Backlight with notices only by mail to the address indicated in subsection (l) below.

(b) Governing Law. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.

(c) Jurisdiction. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms or the Backlight Site shall be filed only in the state or federal courts in and for Santa Clara County, California and you hereby consent and submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.

(d) Waiver. A provision of these Terms may be waived only by a written instrument executed by the party entitled to the benefit of such provision. The failure of Backlight to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

(e) Severability. If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

(f) Assignment. The Terms and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Backlight without restriction. Any assignment attempted to be made in violation of these Terms shall be void.

(g) Independent Contractor. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and Backlight as a result of these Terms or use of the Backlight Site. You further acknowledge that by submitting User Submissions or other Non-Backlight Content, no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied or other relationship is created between you and Backlight other than pursuant to these Terms.

(h) Survival. Sections 4, 5, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 will survive any termination of these Terms or your account whether by you or Backlight.

(i) Headings. The heading references herein are for convenience purposes only, do not constitute a part of these Terms, and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of the provisions hereof.

(j) Entire Agreement. This is the entire agreement between you and Backlight relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes all previous communications, representations, understandings and agreements, either oral or written, between the parties with respect to said subject matter. These Terms shall not be modified except in a writing, signed by both parties, or by a change to these Terms or Guidelines made by Backlight as set forth in Section 2 above.

(k) Claims. YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION BROUGHT BY YOU ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE BACKLIGHT SITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

(l) Disclosures. The services hereunder are offered by Backlight, located at [709 Douglass Street, San Francisco, CA 94114] and email: support@backlight.org. If you are a California resident, you may have this same information emailed to you by sending a letter to the foregoing address with your email address and a request for this information.

Last Updated: October 16, 2008

Log In or Sign Up

Facebook Connect:
Email Address:
Password:
Forgot your password?