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Welcome to Shakodo, a website service provided by Juergen Specht. These Terms of Service ("Terms") govern your access to and the use of the services and Shakodo websites (the "Services"), and any information, text, graphics, or other materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on the Services (collectively referred to as "Content"). Your access to and use of the Services is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. By accessing or using the Services you agree to be bound by these Terms.
By using or registering to use Shakodo:
If you are not comfortable with or do not agree with these Terms, please discontinue the use of our Services immediately.
Our Services are intended for a general audience. If you sign up to use our Services, you agree to provide accurate information about you. You must keep this information up to date. You must be legally competent to enter into contracts. Some areas on our Services may contain information and topics intended for a mature audiences, which may not be suitable for children, young teenagers or to some adults. You acknowledge that you review such areas and information at your own risk. You agree that we may, but we have no obligation, to take reasonable steps to regulate access to any area on a Service that may be intended for mature audiences only.
You give us consent to provide you with required notices, agreements and information concerning our Services electronically. We will provide you our notices either by sending them to the email address that you give to us or by posting the notices on the home page of the relevant web page of the applicable service. If you want to withdraw your consent to receive notices electronically, you must discontinue your use of our Services by deleting your account.
You may use our Services for lawful purposes only.
We may take any legal, disciplinary and technical remedies to prevent the violation of these Terms of Service.
Violation of any of the Terms above will result in the termination of your account. You agree to use the Services at your own risk.
All Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We may not monitor or control the Content posted via the Services and, we cannot take responsibility for such Content. Any use or reliance on any Content or materials posted via the Services or obtained by you through the Services is at your own risk.
We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or communications posted via the Services or endorse any opinions expressed via the Services. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. Under no circumstances will Juergen Specht be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed,
Certain areas of our Services may allow you to post Content that can be accessed and viewed by others, including the public in general. You may only post Content to public areas on our Services that you created or that you have permission to post. You may not post Content that violates these Terms of Service.
You retain your rights and own all the Content you submit, post or display on or through the Services.
We do not claim ownership of any Content that you may post. However, by submitting Content to public areas of our Services, you grant us, our parent, partners, affiliates and distributors the right to use, copy, display, perform, distribute, adapt and promote this Content in any medium.
We may modify or adapt your Content in order to transmit, display or distribute it over computer networks and in various media and/or make changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media.
Please note: The license above authorizes us to keep a public service public and make your contributions available to the rest of the world and to let others - based on the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license - do the same. But what’s yours is yours – you own your Content.
User contributed Content served via the domain Shakodo.com, owned by Juergen Specht is covered through the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works license. To read the details of this license, see here: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ Everything else is owned and Copyright 2010-2013 Juergen Specht
Our Services may include links to third party websites, including links provided as automated search results. Some of these sites may contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. These links do not mean that we endorse these third party sites or services. We are not responsible or liable for any Content or other materials on these third party sites. Any dealings that you have with advertisers found on our Services are between you and the advertiser and you acknowledge and agree that we are not liable for any loss or claim you may have against an advertiser.
Your sole and exclusive remedy for any dispute with us is to discontinue your use of our Services. In no event shall our liability, or the liability our parent or our suppliers for any and all claims relating to the use of a service exceed the total amount of service fees that you paid us during a one-year period for the specific service at issue.
We, our parent and our suppliers shall not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages arising from your use of, inability to use, or reliance upon the Services. These exclusions apply to any claims for lost profits, lost data, loss of goodwill, work stoppage, computer failure or malfunction, or any other commercial damages or losses, even if we knew or should have known of the possibility of such damages. Because some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or the limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, in such states or jurisdictions, our liability, and the liability of our parent and suppliers, shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.
You agree to indemnify and hold us and (as applicable) our related entities, affiliates, and our and their respective officers, directors, agents, and employees, harmless from and against any and all claims, demands, proceedings, losses and damages (actual, special and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
This contract and any supplemental terms, policies, rules and guidelines posted on our Services constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all previous written or oral agreements. If any part of these Terms of Service is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
Your right to use our Services automatically terminates if you violate these Terms of Service or any rules or guidelines posted in connection with our Services. We also reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of our Services, for any reason, with or without notice.
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. Any new features or tools, which are added to the current Services shall be also subject to the Terms of Service. Continued use of the Service after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.
You can review the most current version of the Terms at any time at: http://shakodo.com/terms/.
Juergen Specht reserves the right to update and change the Terms by posting updates and changes to the Service website. You are advised to check the Terms of Service from time to time for any updates or changes that may impact you.
Effective: March 18th, 2011
If you have thoughts or questions about these Terms of Service, please let us know.
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