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Restrictions on use of content
U.S. copyright infringement notification procedure
To file a copyright infringement notification with us, you will need to send a written communication that includes substantially the following (please consult your legal counsel or see Section 512(c)(3) of the United States Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) for more information on these requirements):
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 at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
iii. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity which you are requesting be removed or access to which be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material. Please provide a URL to the material that is claimed to be infringing as that will allow us to locate the content.
iv. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us 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.
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.
Such written notice should be sent as follows:
Ark Development Group
Phone: (828) 348-8014
Fax: (772) 334-6057
Please also note that under Section 512(f) any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.
Trademarks and service marks
There are a number of proprietary logos, service marks, trademarks, slogans and property designations found on this Site. By making them available on this Site, we are not granting you a license to use them in any fashion. Access to this Site does not confer upon you any license under any of our or any third party’s intellectual property rights.
No trademark or service mark may be used as a hyperlink without our prior written permission.
Submission of information
Although we provide certain encryption in an effort to protect the electronic transmission of credit card numbers or social security numbers (“Financial Information”) that you submit to us through the Site, we do not guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the Site. You understand and agree to assume the security risk for any information you provide using the Site.
Other than the Financial Information, do not send any confidential or proprietary information to us through the Site. Except for the Financial Information or personally identifiable information relative to you, any information you do send to us through the Site will be deemed NOT to be confidential (“Non-Confidential Information”). For any Non-Confidential Information you do send, post or submit you hereby grant us an unrestricted, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute the Non-Confidential Information, and agree that we are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques that you send us for any purpose whatsoever without compensation to you or any other person sending the Non-Confidential Information, and you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the Non-Confidential Information and that public posting and use of your content by us will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party. Your personally identifiable information you submit to us shall be treated in accordance with our Privacy Statement.
You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material, or any other material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under the law.
There are two types of message boards hosted on our web sites: those that are monitored by us and those that are not monitored. Monitored message boards are moderated and messages are screened for inappropriate content. Please refer to the relevant hosted web site to determine which policy applies to a particular message board. Please be advised that message board content is the sole responsibility of the person supplying the content, and we assume no responsibility to control such content. Opinions expressed on our message boards and in any corresponding comments are the personal opinions of the original authors, and not necessarily that of ours. Except for private message boards, which are governed under a separate Non-disclosure Agreement, all messages posted or submitted to a message board shall be treated as Non-confidential Information as outlined above.
Our privacy statement
Our collection and use of personally identifiable information about you is subject to our Privacy Statement. For more information, see our full privacy statement for this site by selecting the link at the bottom of the page. This site is intended for use by persons over the age of 18. We do not seek to collect information about individuals under the age of 18. No information should be submitted to or posted on this web site by users under 18 years of age. We encourage parents to take an active role in their children’s use of the Internet, and to inform them of the potential dangers of providing information about themselves over the Internet.
Participation in promotions and other site activities
If you choose to participate in a promotion or other activity we sponsor (“Web Site Activity”), you agree to comply with any rules or regulations governing such Web Site Activity. Additionally, as a condition of your continued participation in the Web Site Activity, you agree not to: 1) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; 2) harm minors in any way; 3) impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; 4) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Web Site Activity; 5) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); 6) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party; 7) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation; 8) upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; 9) interfere with or disrupt the service or servers or networks connected to the service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the service; 10) “stalk” or otherwise harass another person or entity; or 11) collect or store personal data about other users. You agree that violation of any of the foregoing will result in your immediate disqualification from participant in the Web Site Activity, and may result in additional legal actions being taken by us.
Links to third-party web sites
This Site may provide links to other third-party World Wide Web sites or resources. We make no representations whatsoever about any other web site which you may access through this Site. Because we have no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and are not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature. References on this Site to any names, marks, products or services of any third parties or hypertext links to third party sites or information are provided solely as a convenience to you, and do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation of, or affiliation with the third party or its products and services. We make no representation or warranty as to any third party Content, products or services, and you agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such third-party Content, products or services available on or through any such site or resource.
Disclaimer of warranty
WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY, USE, TIMELINESS, SECURITY, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING, THE CONTENT OF THE SITE OR ANY OTHER WEB SITES LINKED TO OR FROM THE SITE. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL, OR USE OF THIS SITE. THE CONTENT OF THE SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND ON AN “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US SHALL BE DEEMED TO ALTER THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY, OR TO CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
Limitation of liability
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You agree that we, in our sole discretion, may terminate or restrict your use or access to this Site (or any part thereof) for any reason, including, without limitation, that we believe you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Service, or the terms, conditions, or rules of a sweepstakes, contest, or other promotion contained within the Site.