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Yachtwhere.com Terms and Conditions

(last update 3/27/08)

Welcome to http://www.yachtwhere.com/ (“Yachtwhere”). We provide services (the “Services”) to you (“you” or the “User”) at our Web site (“Site”) found at http://www.yachtwhere.com/, subject to the following Terms of Use. This is a contract formed between you and Yachtwhere for the use of Yachtwhere’s Services. Unless expressly stated otherwise, these Terms of Use shall apply to any use of the Yachtwhere Site, the Services, and any service, application, plug-in, component, functionality or program created or made available by Yachtwhere.

By visiting the Yachtwhere Site and/or by completing the registration process for the Services, you represent and warrant that you have read, understand, have the legal capacity to, and hereby agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use. In order to participate in certain Yachtwhere Services, you may be notified that you are required to download software or content and/or agree to additional terms and conditions. Unless otherwise provided by the additional terms and conditions applicable to Yachtwhere in which you choose to participate, those additional terms are herby incorporated into this agreement, Yachtwhere is available to any and all users.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these Terms of Use at any time. What constitutes a “material change” shall be at the sole and exclusive discretion of Yachtwhere. You can find the most recent version of these Terms of Use at http://www.yachtwhere.com/terms, with the date of last modification noted above. Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. If you do not agree to the revised Terms of Use, your sole recourse is to immediately stop all use of the Services. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of modifications will constitute your acceptance of the revised Terms of Use. Should you have any questions regarding the use of our site, please contact us at: support@yachtwhere.com.

B. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS.

Yachtwhere.com provides these services for your personal use. You may not use these services to conduct business unless you accept to register and pay for membership at a " Select" or "Premium" level as specified in membership registration information on this web site. In the even that we suspect or find that your are conducting business through this web site in a manor unauthorized by your membership level, or in a fashion deemed "unauthoirzed" by Yachtwhere.com management, than we retain the right to immediately suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof).

To obtain and use the Services, you will be required to register with Yachtwhere.com by completing a registration form and designating a username and password. When registering with Yachtwhere you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form (such information being the “Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or we have grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we may suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services (or any portion thereof).

You may not authorize any third party to access or use the Services on your behalf. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the username and password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your username or password. You agree to immediately notify Yachtwhere of any unauthorized use of your username or password or any other breach of security. Yachtwhere cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from any unauthorized use of your account.

C. CONSENT TO ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS AND SOLICITATION.

By registering with Yachtwhere, you understand that we may send you communications or data from Yachtwhere regarding the Services, including but not limited to (i) notices about your use of the Services, including any notices concerning violations of use, (ii) updates, and (iii) promotional information and materials regarding Yachtwhere’s and Yachtwhere's advertising partner's products and services, via electronic mail.

D. USER CONDUCT/ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY.

You may not use the Services in any way that violates applicable federal, state, or international law, or for any unlawful purpose. You may not use the Services to send, receive, or download messages or materials that are inappropriate or violate the intellectual property rights of Yachtwhere or others.

To the extent that the Services provide Users an opportunity to post, store and exchange articles, information, materials, data, files, programs, photographs, concepts, communications, footage, ideas and opinions (“User Content”), you agree to and hereby do grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, Yachtwhere, its contractors, and the users of the weplay Site an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully sublicensable, fully paid up, worldwide license to use, copy, publicly perform, digitally perform, publicly display, and distribute such content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such content, including a User’s likeness. This license does not grant Yachtwhere the right to sell User Content or otherwise distribute it outside of Yachtwhere’s Services. Yachtwhere does not claim any ownership rights in any User Content; you continue to retain all ownership rights in such User Content.

Content posted by users and other non-Yachtwhere contributors are generally not reviewed by Yachtwhere. Yachtwherey shall have the right, but not the obligation, to reject, refuse to post, or otherwise monitor all content displayed by users, and may remove or require users to remove all content that Yachtwhere, in its sole discretion, deems to be (a) inconsistent with Yachtwherey’s strategic mission and vision (including but not limited to content that contains undesirable images of or links or references to tobacco and alcohol products, profanity, pornography, violence or prejudicial content) and/or these Terms of Use; or (b) possibly in violation of applicable law. In addition, Yachtwhere has the right to remove any content if Yachtwhere has reason to believe that displaying such content may infringe the rights of a third party or subject Yachtwhere to expense or liability. Please notify us at support@Yachtwhere.com of any content that you believe might violate applicable law or your intellectual property rights or contain undesirable images of or links or references to tobacco and alcohol products, profanity, pornography, violence, prejudicial content, or content that is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, or otherwise objectionable.

Yachtwhere reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to determine whether and what action to take in response to each such notification, and any action or inaction in a particular instance shall not dictate or limit Yachtwheres response to a future complaint. You acknowledge and agree that Yachtwhere shall not assume or have any liability for any action or inaction by Yachtwherey with respect to any User Content. Users shall remain solely responsible for User Content, and any material or information transmitted to other Users for interaction with other Users.

Additionally, Yachtwhere reserves the right to terminate your access to and use of the Services, if, in our view, your conduct fails to meet any of the following guidelines for User conduct:

  1. You may not attempt to harm, disrupt, or otherwise engage in activity that diminishes or degrades, the Yachtwhere web site, computer systems and network, or the Services.
  2. You may not attempt to interfere with any other person’s use of the Services.
  3. You may not misrepresent your identity or impersonate any person, or use the account, username, or password of another User at any time.
  4. You may not attempt to gain access to any account, computers or networks related to the Services without authorization.
  5. You may not attempt to obtain any data through any means from the Services, except if we intend to provide or make it available to you.
  6. You may not attempt to charge others to use the Services either directly or indirectly.
  7. You may not cover or obscure advertisements on any page of the Yachtwhere Site.
  8. You may not use the Services to participate in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
  9. You may not engage in any illegal or unauthorized copying of another person’s copyrighted or copyrightable work, including, but not limited to, (1) pirated computer programs or links to them, (2) information which circumvents manufacturer-installed, copy-protect devices, (3) pirated music or links to pirated music files, or (4) otherwise violates another person’s proprietary rights.
  10. You may not provide instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses.
  11. You may not use the Services to send, either directly or indirectly, any unsolicited bulk e-mail or communications or unsolicited commercial e-mail or communications.
  12. You may not use the Services to exploit people in a sexual or violent manner.
  13. You may not use the Services to solicit personal information from anyone under 18.
  14. You may not use the Services to solicit passwords or personal identifiable information for commercial or unlawful purposes.
  15. You may not use the Services for defaming, abusing, harassing, stalking, threatening or otherwise violating the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  16. You may not use the Services to send or otherwise make available, any material protected by intellectual property laws unless you own or control the rights to such material or have received all necessary consents.
  17. You may not use the Services to send or otherwise making available any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, corrupted files, or any other similar software that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property.
  18. You may not use the Services to download any material sent by another User of the Services that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
  19. You may not use the Services to violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable to the Services or the Site.
  20. You may not use the Services to harvest or otherwise collect information about others.
  21. You may not attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, copy, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software used or provided by Yachtwhere in connection with the Yachtwhere Site or Services.
  22. All judgments concerning the applicability of these guidelines shall be at the sole and exclusive discretion of Yachtwhere. Should your access to and use of the Services be terminated, you have the right to appeal such termination by writing to support@yachtwhere.com.

    E. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS AND NOTICES.

    All contents of the Yachtwhere Site and Services including but not limited to design, text, software, technical drawings, configurations, graphics, other files, and their selection and arrangement (“Content”) are: Copyright © 2008 Yachtwhere,LLC. and/or the proprietary property of Yachtwhere LLC’s suppliers, affiliates, or licensors. Content may not be reproduced, modified, derivative works created from, displayed, performed, published, distributed, disseminated, broadcasted or circulated to any third party (including, without limitation, the display and distribution of the material via a third party Web sites or other networked computer environment) without the express prior written consent of weplay and/or it suppliers, affiliates, or licensors. All rights reserved.

    Yachtwhere, Yachtwhere.com, the Yachtwhere logo, Yachtwhere, LLC., and Yachtwhere are including without limitation, either trademarks, service marks or registered trademarks of Yachtwhere, and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without Yachtwhere’s prior written permission or that of our suppliers or licensors. Other product and company names may be trade or service marks of their respective owners.

    Yachtwhere may have patents, patent applications, trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property rights covering subject matter in its site that are part of the Services. Unless we have granted you licenses to our intellectual property in these Terms of Use, our providing you with such Web pages does not give you any license to our intellectual property. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

    F. NOTICES AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT.

    Yachtwhere respects copyright law and expects Users to do the same.support@yachtwhere.com

    If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide Yachtwhere’s Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement (“Agent”) the written information specified below: (1) An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (2) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon; (3) A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Web site; (4) Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (5) A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (6) A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

    Yachtwhere's Agent can be reached at:
    support@yachtwhere.com.

    G. THIRD PARTY CONTENT, SITES AND SERVICES.

    The Services contain features and functionalities that may link you or provide you with certain functionality and access to third party content, including Web sites, directories, servers, networks, systems, information and databases, applications, software, programs, products or services, and the Internet as a whole. We may also provide some content to you as part of the Services. We are not responsible for any third party content you access with the Services, and you irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites and third-party content. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties. You are solely responsible for your dealings with any third party related to the Services, including the delivery of and payment for goods and services.

    H. PRIVACY.

    You acknowledge and agree that Yachtwhere may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, to enforce these Terms of Use, or, in its sole discretion, to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Yachtwhere, its employees, users and third parties, and the public. For more information on Yachtwherey’s privacy policy, please see http://www.Yachtwhere.com/t/privacy.

    I. YACHTWHERE MAKES NO WARRANTIES.

    Yachtwhere intends for the information contained on its Site and Services to be accurate and reliable; however, errors sometimes may occur. In addition, weplay may make changes and improvements to the information provided herein at any time.

    YACHTWHERE PROVIDES ITS SITE AND SERVICES “AS IS,” “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND “AS AVAILABLE,” AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YACHTWHERE, ITS AFFILIATES, RESELLERS, DISTRIBUTORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS AND/OR SUPPLIERS (EACH, AN “YACHTWHERE PARTY,” AND COLLECTIVELY, THE “YACHTWHERE PARTIES”) MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. THE YACHTWHERE PARTIES DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, STATUTORY AND IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION (1) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, ACCURACY, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, NO ENCUMBRANCES, NO LIENS AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, (2) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS ARISING THROUGH COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, AND (3) WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS THAT ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE WEB SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES THAT EXTEND BEYOND THE FACE OF THIS CONTRACT.

    J. LIABILITY LIMITATION; YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.

    IN NO EVENT WILL ANY YACHTWHERE PARTY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, BASED ON, OR RESULTING FROM THIS CONTRACT OR YOUR USE OF THE SOFTWARE OR SERVICE, EVEN IF SUCH YACHTWHERE PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES UNDER SECTION J IS INDEPENDENT OF YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND SURVIVES IN THE EVENT SUCH REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OR IS OTHERWISE DEEMED UNENFORCEABLE. THESE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY WITHOUT REGARD TO WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM (1) BREACH OF CONTRACT, (2) BREACH OF WARRANTY, (3) NEGLIGENCE, OR (4) ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION, TO THE EXTENT SUCH EXCLUSION AND LIMITATIONS ARE NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SERVICE, YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY PART OF THIS CONTRACT, OR YOU HAVE ANY OTHER DISPUTE OR CLAIM WITH OR AGAINST ANY YACHTWHERE PARTY WITH RESPECT TO THIS CONTRACT OR THE SERVICE, THEN YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICE.

    K. CHANGES TO THE SERVICE; ADDITIONAL LIABILITY LIMITATION.

    WE MAY CHANGE THE SOFTWARE AND SERVICE OR DELETE FEATURES AT ANY TIME AND FOR ANY REASON. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERAL NATURE OF SECTIONS I AND J, THE YACHTWHERE PARTIES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR (1) ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFRINGING, INACCURATE, OBSCENE, INDECENT, THREATENING, OFFENSIVE, DEFAMATORY, TORTIOUS, OR ILLEGAL CONTENT, OR (2) ANY THIRD PARTY CONDUCT, TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA. IN ADDITION, WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF SECTIONS I AND J, YACHTWHERE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR (1) ANY VIRUSES OR OTHER DISABLING FEATURES THAT AFFECT YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SOFTWARE AND SERVICES, (2) ANY INCOMPATIBILITY BETWEEN THE SOFTWARE AND SERVICES AND OTHER WEB SITES, SERVICES, SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE, (3) ANY DELAYS OR FAILURES YOU MAY EXPERIENCE IN INITIATING, CONDUCTING OR COMPLETING ANY TRANSMISSIONS OR TRANSACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE AND SERVICES IN AN ACCURATE OR TIMELY MANNER, OR (4) ANY DAMAGES OR COSTS OF ANY TYPE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF ANY SOFTWARE AND SERVICES AVAILABLE FROM THIRD PARTIES THROUGH LINKS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

    L. INDEMNIFICATION.

    You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, Yachtwhere, its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives, and third party providers, to and from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms of Use by you. Yachtwhere reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Yachtwhere in asserting any available defenses.

    M. UNITED STATES EXPORT CONTROLS.

    Software available in connection with the Yachtwhere Services is further subject to United States export controls. No software may be downloaded from the Yachtwhere Services or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of United States export laws. Downloading or using the Software is at your sole risk.

    N. TERMINATION OF SERVICE.

    We may terminate or suspend your access to the Services at any time, in our sole discretion, without cause and/or without notice. Upon termination, your right to use the Services stops immediately. ONCE THE SERVICES ARE CANCELLED OR SUSPENDED, ANY DATA YOU HAVE STORED ON YACHTWHERE’S SYSTEMS MAY NOT BE RETRIEVED LATER. This provision does not apply, however, to data stored by users under the age of 13 in the event that a parent of that child is requesting retrieval and/or deletion of that information.

    O. CHOICE OF LAW AND LOCATION FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES.

    These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, excluding its conflicts-of-law principles. Please note that your use of the Services may be subject to other local, state, national, and international laws. You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute with weplay or relating in any way to your use of the Services resides in the courts of California and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of California in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Yachtwhere or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers and content providers.

    P. NOTICES TO YACHTWHERE.

    You may notify us by e-mail at support@yachtwhere.com or by postal mail at:

    YachtWhere.com /Technology Office
    60 Lake street Suite 1B
    Burlington, VT
    05401


    Q. OTHER TERMS.

    If any part of these Terms of Use are determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in effect. A printed version of these Terms of Use and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

    R. MISCELLANEOUS.

    Yachtwhere may assign this contract, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign this contract, or any part of it, to any other party. Any attempt by you to do so is void. ANY CLAIM RELATED TO THIS CONTRACT OR THE SOFTWARE AND SERVICE MUST BE BROUGHT WITHIN ONE YEAR. THE ONE-YEAR PERIOD BEGINS ON THE DATE WHEN THE CLAIM FIRST COULD BE FILED. IF IT IS NOT, THEN THAT CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED. THIS APPLIES TO YOU AND YOUR SUCCESSORS. IT ALSO APPLIES TO US AND OUR SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS. The failure of Yachtwhere to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in the Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

    ©2008 Yachtwhere.com, Inc. All rights reserved. Revision exported.