1. Acceptance of the Terms of Service
Welcome to Laughing Boy Creations (a.k.a. “we” or “us” or the “Company“). We are excited to have you as user and member of the community. The following terms and conditions (collectively, these “Terms of Service“) apply to your use of www.laughingboycreations.com, including any Content, functionality and Services offered on or via laughingboycreations.com and/or via our mobile applications (collectively, the “Service“).
We want to keep our relationship with you as lean and informal as possible, but please read the Terms of Service carefully before you start using the Service, because by using the Service you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Service.
Should you disagree with some of the provisions herein, you can either leave the Service (although we’ll be sad to see you go!), or contact us at email@example.com. Laughing Boy Creations is happy to hear your comments and suggestions.
2. Changes to the Terms of Service, the Website and the Application
Laughing Boy Creations is a work in progress, meaning that a lot will change in the near future. We reserve the right to update the Service and these Terms of Service from time to time, at our discretion. We will make sure to announce any major change in a prominent way, but you can always get the latest version of these terms here . Your continued use of the Service following the publishing of updated Terms of Service means that you accept and agree to the changes.
3. Accessing the Service, Security and Privacy
We are working hard on improving Laughing Boy Creations, but we can’t guarantee that the Service will be up and running 24/7. We also reserve the right to suspend or restrict user access to some features. In any case, we will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Service is unavailable at any time or for any period, nor for any data loss (see also section 7 below).
To access certain features of the Service, you have to register by entering your email and choosing a password as part of our security procedures. You must treat such information as confidential, not disclosing it to any third party and only using Laughing Boy Creations in person.
It is a condition of your use of the Service that all the information you provide is correct, current and complete. In the future, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. As per custom for internet websites, we reserve the right to disable any user account, at any time in our sole discretion, for any or no reason, including, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any provision of these Terms of Service.
4. Intellectual Property Rights and Use Guidelines.
The Service and its original Content, features, and functionality are owned by Laughing Boy Creations and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. You agree to not copy, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, or republish, any of our copyrighted material, except to the extent permitted by the Service itself. If you have doubts about whether and how to use material on the Service, please address your concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For purposes of these Terms of Service, the term “Content” includes, without limitation, information, data, text, photographs, videos, audio clips, written posts and comments, software, scripts, graphics, and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Service. For the purposes of these Terms of Service, “Content” also includes all User Content (as defined below).
All Content added, created, uploaded, submitted, distributed, or posted to the Service by users (collectively “User Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such User Content. You represent that all User Content provided by you is accurate, complete, up-to-date, and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations. You acknowledge that all Content, including User Content, accessed by you using the Service is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to you or any other party resulting therefrom. We do not guarantee that any Content you access on or through the Service is or will continue to be accurate.
By submitting public User Content through the Service, you hereby do and shall grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, fully paid, sublicensable and transferable license to use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise fully exploit the User Content in connection with the Service and our (and our successors’ and assigns’) businesses, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels (including, without limitation, third party websites, feeds, and apps). You also hereby do and shall grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive, perpetual license to access your User Content through the Service, and to use, edit, modify, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform such User Content. For clarity, the foregoing license grants to us and our users does not affect your other ownership or license rights in your User Content, including the right to grant additional licenses to your User Content, unless otherwise agreed in writing. You represent and warrant that you have all rights to grant such licenses to us without infringement or violation of any third party rights, including without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
We do not guarantee that any Content will be made available on the Service. We reserve the right to, but do not have any obligation to, (i) remove, edit, or modify any Content in our sole discretion, at any time, without notice to you and for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content or if we are concerned that you may have violated these Terms of Service), or for no reason at all and (ii) to remove or block any Content from the Service.
We encourage your Feedback, in the form of reviews, comments, and suggestions or recommendations for modifications, improvements, or changes to the Service that you may choose in your sole discretion to provide us from time to time (“Feedback”). When you provide Feedback, you grant us, all right, title, and interest in and to the Feedback, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable, sub-licensable, irrevocable, perpetual license to use that Feedback or to incorporate it into the Service or other products or Services.
The Service may contain Content specifically provided by us, our partners, or our users and such Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, Service marks, patents, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and laws. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.
5. User Contributions and Content Standards. Special Disclaimer for legal Content.
Laughing Boy Creations contains user generated Content, and also may contain message boards, personal web pages, fora, or other interactive features that allow you to upload, post, submit, publish, display, or transmit to other Users Content on or through the Service. All User Content must be lawful, not spammy, and clear of virus or other malware. More specifically, but without limiting the foregoing, it must comply with the following Content Standards:
Not contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable.
Not promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence, or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age.
Not infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property rights of any other person.
Not violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with these Terms of Service.
Not be likely to deceive any person.
Not promote any illegal activity, or advocate, promote, or assist any unlawful act.
Not cause annoyance, inconvenience, or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm, or annoy any other person.
Not be used to impersonate any person or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.
Not involve commercial activities or sales, such as contests, sweepstakes and other sales promotions, barter, or advertising.
Not give the impression that they emanate from us or any other person or entity, if this is not the case.
Not used, if public, as test empty documents with no actual Content, or typing exercises: please respect our community and help us minimize the clutter!
6. Law and Copyright Infringement
We do not undertake to review all material before it is posted on the Service, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, we assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or Content provided by any user or third party. In the unlikely event we receive a disclosure request from an authorized party, we reserve the right to disclose user identities when required to do so by the law, including in response to a law enforcement request supported by a valid court order. You waive and hold harmless the Company from any claims resulting from any action taken by the Company during or as a result of its investigations and from any actions taken as a consequence of investigations by either the Company or law enforcement authorities.
If you believe that any User Content violates your copyright, please follow the procedure set forth by article 512(c) of the DMCA and provide us a written takedown notice including the following information:
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
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 us to locate the material.
Information reasonably sufficient for us to contact you, such as email, address, telephone number.
A statement that you hold 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.
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.
The notice should be addressed to email@example.com.
7. Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitations of Liability, and Indemnification.
Your use of Laughing Boy Creations is at your sole risk. The Service is provided “as is” and “as available”. We disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. We are not liable for damages, direct or consequential, resulting from your use of the Service, and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims, losses, liability costs, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from your violation of any third-party’s rights. You acknowledge that you have only a limited, non-exclusive, nontransferable license to use the Service. Because the Service is not error or bug free, you agree that you will use it carefully and avoid using it ways which might result in any loss of your or any third party’s property or information.
8. Geographic Restrictions
We provide this Service for use worldwide however we make no claims that the Service or any of its Content is accessible, appropriate, or legal outside of the United States. If you access the Service from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
9. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Service or the Service shall be instituted exclusively in the State of California.
10. Waiver and Severability
Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and Laughing Boy Creations and govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Service). If any provision of these Terms of Service is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect.
We welcome any comment, question and communication at firstname.lastname@example.org.