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The Sites, including, but not limited to, the text, content, photographs, images, video, audio, graphics, and any software (including any files or images incorporated in or generated by the software, or any data accompanying the software) available on or through the Sites, or contained on the Sites ("Materials") are owned and operated by How it could be different. The Sites and the Materials are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress, domain name, patent, trade secret, international treaties and/or other proprietary rights and laws of the United States and other countries. By accessing and using the Sites, you acknowledge and agree to abide by all applicable intellectual property laws, as well as any additional notices or restrictions contained on the Sites. No Materials from the site may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any way, except that you may download one copy of the Materials on any single computer for your non-commercial use only, provided that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the Materials or unauthorized use of the Materials for any other purpose is a violation of How it could be different™ trademark, copyright, trade dress and other proprietary rights. The use of any such Material on any other site or networked computer environment is prohibited. Except as otherwise indicated on the Sites and except for the trademarks, service marks and trade names of other companies that are or may be displayed on the Sites, all trademarks, service marks and trade names are proprietary to How it could be different. Nothing contained on the Sites should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the Materials or proprietary content without the express written permission of How it could be different or such other party as may own the proprietary rights.
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You represent and warrant that you are the owner or otherwise have the right to provide any information, comments, suggesting, voting, or content submitted, posted or otherwise transmitted to the Sites ("User Content"). In addition, in consideration of the Sites accepting User Content, you hereby grant to How it could be different an irrevocable, transferable, paid up, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive worldwide sub-licensable license to use, copy, print, display, modify, edit, remove, publicly perform, translate and create derivative works from and distribute or otherwise use and reproduce User Content on the Sites and in all forms of media now known or hereafter invented, including but not limited to such uses as on and in the Sites throughout the world in all forms of media now known or hereafter invented in perpetuity (collectively, the "Uses") and the right to, in How it could be different’s sole option and discretion, attribute such User Content to the user submitting the User Content. In consideration of submitting User Content, you consent to the Uses of the User Content without further consideration, compensation, attribution, notification or other additional consideration and to How it could be different’s disclosure of any information related to your use of the Site in any capacity in connection with How it could be different’s display of your User Content on the Site. You also agree to indemnify and hold How it could be different harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any party arising out of the Uses of the User Content that you submit on our Sites. You waive any rights you may have in having the User Content edited, altered or changed in any manner not acceptable to you.
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We do our best to encourage comfort and discourage disruptive communication. We also discourage disruptive statements that incite others to violate our standards. We encourage your participation in upholding our standards. You are responsible for all content that you post, transmit, upload or otherwise make available through our Sites. You agree not to use the Interactive Areas or the Sites to make available any content that:
The Sites may allow you to vote on, suggest, and comment on ideas (“voting, suggesting, and commenting”). Such voting, suggesting, and commenting are governed by the terms of this Agreement, including, without limitation, your agreement regarding your use of Interactive Areas. Voting, suggesting, and commenting on ideas do not reflect the views of the Sites or How it could be different. The Sites do not assume responsibility or liability for any voting, suggesting, or commenting for any claims, damages or losses resulting from the use of this service or the Materials contained therein. Ratings and Reviews that are submitted to the Sites shall be owned exclusively and in perpetuity by the Sites. Such exclusive ownership means that How it could be different has the unrestricted, perpetual and exclusive right to use, reproduce, modify, translate, transmit, distribute or otherwise exploit any and all materials and communications. There shall be no obligation to give credit or pay any consideration to you for any voting, suggesting, and commenting. The Sites reserve the right to delete or modify any voting, suggesting, and commenting that we determine to violate the terms of this Agreement or general standards of conduct at any time and at our sole discretion or for any other or no reason. We strive to maintain a high level of integrity with our user-submitted Ratings and Reviews, and any submission that is determined to be disingenuous in any way, or could otherwise diminish the integrity of our voting, suggesting, and commenting, will be removed.
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By using and accessing this Website, you agree that you will not use the site for any unlawful purpose or engage in any use prohibited by this Agreement. You further agree that you will not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair any How it could be different server, or the network(s) connected to any How it could be different server, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Sites. You may not attempt, through any means, to gain unauthorized access to any part of the Sites or any service, other account, computer system or network connected to any How it could be different server.
How it could be different reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to monitor any and all use of the Sites.
How it could be different reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of the Agreement, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to the Sites.
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If at our request you send certain additional specific submissions or, despite our request that you not send us any other further Materials, you send us further suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, Materials or other information (collectively, the “Additional Submissions”), the Additional Submissions shall be deemed to be licensed free of charge, on a non-exclusive, irrevocable, world-wide and perpetual basis to How it could be different.
By submitting your idea to How it could be different, you automatically grant How it could be different a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty free, irrevocable, world-wide, right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, license, sub-license and distribute your idea (and/or the Materials and/or the Additional Submissions) or incorporate your Idea (and/or the Materials and/or the Additional Submissions) into any form, medium, or technology now known or later developed throughout the universe.
In consideration or How it could be different reviewing your idea for possible inclusion on the How it could be different Website (the “Website”) and/or publishing your idea, you hereby warrant that: 4.1 the idea (and the Materials and the Additional Submissions) are your sole and exclusive original work or they have been cited properly with a link to the original source of the idea; 4.2 the idea is not the “confidential information” of a third party; 4.3 you may disclose the idea to How it could be different, without such disclosure infringing upon the rights of any third party (and without you, or any third party, requiring payment); 4.4 your sole ownership of the idea is not being disputed, nor is it the subject of any claim, by any third party. 4.5 all so-called moral rights in the idea and/or the Materials and/or the Additional Submissions have been waived. 4.6 the idea, the Materials and the Additional Submissions are not defamatory nor obscene. 4.7 you waive in their entirety (and in perpetuity) your intellectual property rights in the Idea, the Materials and the Additional Submissions (as against How it could be different and any third party)
Neither the Idea, the Materials nor the Additional Submissions shall be subject to any obligation of confidence on the part of How it could be different, and How it could be different shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of any part of the Idea, Materials or Additional Submissions. Without limitation of the foregoing, How it could be different shall have a non-exclusive, world-wide irrevocable and perpetual license to use all now known or hereafter existing rights to the Additional Submissions of every kind and nature throughout the universe and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Additional Submissions for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to you.
How it could be different reserves the right to remove your Idea (and/or Materials and/ or Additional Submissions) from the How it could be different Website(s) at any time, for any reason, at How it could be different’s sole discretion.
You hereby grant to How it could be different the non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty free, world-wide, perpetual right to publish in any medium (now known or hereafter invented), copy and/or distribute copies of your Idea (and/or the Materials or Additional Submissions) that you submit to How it could be different in any medium.
How it could be different will use its reasonable commercial endeavors to appropriately publish on its Website (in proximity to your idea, and/or materials) an appropriate notice to the effect that the Idea and/or Materials and/or Additional Submissions were submitted by you.
These terms and conditions apply to the Idea as a whole (which shall include any translation of the Idea and/or Materials and/or Additional Submissions in any language).
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