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LAST UPDATED 8/17/10
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Use and Storage of User Submissions: Future US may establish general practices and limits concerning your use of the Website and its features, including without limitation the maximum number of days that email messages, message board postings or other uploaded content will be retained by the Website, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on Future US servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Website in a given period of time. You agree that Future US has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other content maintained or transmitted by the Website. You acknowledge that Future US reserves the right to log off and remove accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that Future US reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
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User Code of Conduct
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- is obscene, pornographic or sexually explicit
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- post any content that would encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense or which would violate any local, state, national or international law
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NOTICE OF COPYRIGHT ISSUES
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other 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):
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- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- 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 the service provider to locate the material;
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- A statement that you have 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
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
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Copyright Agent/Legal Department
c/o Future US, Inc.
4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400
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If you believe that your User Submission that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your User Submission, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
- Your physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and
- Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in San Francisco, California, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, Future US will send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at Future US' sole discretion.
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Your exclusive remedy for any claim shall be limited to the subscription fee paid by you for the subscription term during which the event giving rise to the claim occurred or U.S. $25.00, whichever is greater. In no event shall liability to you exceed the amount paid by you for your subscription fee. The limitations, exclusions and disclaimers set for above shall apply and be enforceable to the maximum extent allowed by applicable law, even if any remedy fails its essential purpose.
REMEDIES, CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM
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This contract shall be governed by California law, regardless of the choice of law rules of any jurisdiction.
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