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Terms of Service

1. Applicability and Acceptance of Terms of Service:

These Terms of Service (“TOS”) govern your access to and use of American Ruckus website at (the “Site”) and all related websites, networks, downloadable software, mobile applications (including tablet applications), and other technology services offered by American Ruckus (collectively with the Site, the “Services”).

Please read these TOS carefully. By accessing and using the Services, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these TOS (including American Ruckus Privacy Policy). If you do not agree to be bound by these TOS or are not eligible to use the Services, please exit the Site immediately and refrain from using the Services.

2. Revisions to Terms of Service:

American Ruckus reserves the right, at its discretion, to change these TOS at any time. Please check these TOS periodically for changes. In the event that a change to these TOS materially modifies your rights or obligations, American Ruckus will make reasonable efforts to notify you of such change. American Ruckus may provide notice through a pop-up or banner within the Services, by sending an email to any address you may have used to register for a promotion or through other mechanisms.

3. Description of the Services

You understand and agree that you will receive communications from American Ruckus through the Services such as service announcements, administrative messages, information relating to certain features of the Service (such as messages), and newsletters meant to share the latest information about the American Ruckus. You will have the option to “opt out” of some, but not all, of these communications.

Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that enhance the Services, including the release of new American Ruckus websites, networks, software, mobile applications, and other technology services, shall be subject to these TOS.

You are solely responsible for obtaining access to the Services, and you understand that access may involve third-party fees (such as internet service provider or airtime charges). You are solely responsible for any associated fees. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for maintaining all equipment necessary for you to access the Services.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Services, including your content, may involve transmissions over various networks and changes to enable conformity and adaptation to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

4. Content

Certain features of the Services may permit users to post content, including messages, data, text, and other types of works (collectively, “Content”) and to publish Content on the Services. You retain copyright and any other proprietary rights that you may hold in the Content that you post to the Services.

By posting or publishing Content, you grant American Ruckus a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license (with the right to sublicense) to host, store, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify, and distribute your Content, in whole or in part, in any media formats and through any media channels (now known or hereafter developed) in connection with the Services. Any such use of your Content by American Ruckus may be without any compensation paid to you.

You are solely responsible for your Content and the consequences of posting or publishing Content. By posting and publishing Content, you affirm, represent, and warrant that:

  • You are the creator and owner of, or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and to authorize American Ruckus and users of the Services to use and distribute your Content as necessary to exercise the licenses granted by you in this section and in the manner contemplated by American Ruckus and these TOS; and
  • Your Content, and the use thereof as contemplated by these TOS, does not and will not: (i) infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; or (ii) slander, defame, or libel any other person.

American Ruckus is under no obligation to edit or control Content that you or other users post or publish, and will not be in any way responsible or liable for Content. American Ruckus may, however, at any time and without prior notice, screen, remove, edit, or block any Content that in our sole judgment violates these TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You understand that when using the Services you will be exposed to Content from a variety of sources and acknowledge that Content may be inaccurate, offensive, indecent or objectionable. You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against American Ruckus with respect to Content. American Ruckus expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Content. If notified that Content allegedly does not conform to these TOS, American Ruckus may investigate the allegation and determine, in its sole discretion, whether to remove the Content, which it reserves the right to do at any time and without notice.

5. DMCA

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. §512, as amended) provides a mechanism for submitting complaints with respect to material posted on the Service. You may contact our Designated Agent at the following address:

The American Ruckus
Attn: PWS Manager
E-mail: contact@americanruckus.us

Any notification alleging that materials hosted by or distributed through the Services infringe intellectual property rights must include the following information:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other right being infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  • Identification of the material that you claim is infringing and where it is located on the Service;
  • Your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the materials on the Service about which you are complaining is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement by you that the information in your notification is accurate and that, under penalty of perjury, you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or are authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

6. Member Conduct

In accessing the Services, you agree not to:

  • Upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any Content or other material that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, pornographic, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  • Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an American Ruckus official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Services;
  • 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 proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of an employment relationship or under a nondisclosure agreement);
  • 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;
  • 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, hardware, or telecommunications equipment;
  • Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to “scroll” faster than other users of the Services are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real-time exchanges;
  • Interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Services, including using any device, software, or routine to bypass robot exclusion headers;
  • Do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working of the Services, such as a denial of service attack;
  • Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation;
  • “Stalk,” bully, intimidate, or otherwise harass another on the Services;
  • Offer any contest, giveaway, or sweepstakes on the Services;
  • Collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth above, including by soliciting login information or accessing an account belonging to someone else; and/or
  • Attempt to do any of the foregoing or aid or permit anyone else to engage or attempt to engage in any of the foregoing.

You understand that the Services and software embodied within the Services may include security components that protect digital materials from unpermitted distribution, reproduction or use. You may not attempt to override or circumvent any of these digital protection measures except as expressly permitted by law.

7. Interstate Nature of Communications on the American Ruckus Network

When you register for the Services, you acknowledge that you will be causing communications to be sent through the American Ruckus’s computer network, portions of which are located in California, Texas, and other locations in the United States or abroad. As a result of this network, communications that may seem to be intrastate in nature can result in the transmission of interstate or international communications, regardless of where you are physically located at the time of transmission. Accordingly, by accepting these TOS, you acknowledge that use of the Services may result in interstate or international data transmissions.

8. Submission of Ideas to the American Ruckus

Any unsolicited show idea submissions made by you will be handled in accordance with the American Ruckus’s Submissions Policy.

9. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold American Ruckus and its affiliates, agents, employees, partners, and licensors harmless from any and all claims or demands, including reasonable court costs and attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit, modify, or otherwise make available through the Services, your use of the Services, your connection to the Services, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of any third party.

10. No Commercial Reuse of the Services

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell, or exploit for any personal or commercial purposes any portion, use of, or access to the Services (including any Content, advertisements, or Software).

11. General Practices Regarding Use and Storage

You acknowledge that American Ruckus may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Services, including without limitation the maximum number of days that uploaded Content will be retained by the Services, and the maximum number of times and duration for which you may access the Services in a given period of time. You agree that American Ruckus 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 Services. You acknowledge that American Ruckus reserves the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that American Ruckus reserves the right to modify these general practices and limitations from time to time.

12. Modifications to the Services

At all times American Ruckus reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that American Ruckus shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Services (or any part thereof).

13. American Ruckus’ Proprietary Rights

You acknowledge and agree that the Services and any software, visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, data, computer code (including source code or object code), products, software, services, and all other elements of the Services (“Software”) are protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained on the Services is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws.

Except as expressly permitted by law or authorized by the terms of an applicable license, you may not copy, sell, modify, distribute, display, perform, create a derivative work of, or reverse engineer any element of the Software or the Services. You agree not to access the Services by any means other than by using the unmodified Software provided to you by the American Ruckus.

American Ruckus reserves all rights to the Software not granted expressly in these TOS.

14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT AMERICAN RUCKUS AND ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, EVEN IF AMERICAN RUCKUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM:

  • YOUR ABILITY OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES;
  • THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES;
  • UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR CONTENT OR DATA;
  • STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES; OR
  • ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES.
  • YOU AGREE THAT THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF AMERICAN RUCKUS TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING IN ANY WAY FROM OR RELATED TO THE USE OF THE SERVICES, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, IS LIMITED TO $100.

15. No Third-Party Beneficiaries

You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in the TOS, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this agreement.

16. Venue

These TOS and use of the Services is governed by and will be construed in accordance with the laws of California and the laws of the United States. The exclusive venue for any matter relating to or arising from use of the Services will be a state or federal court of competent jurisdiction in Sacramento, California. To the extent any portion of these TOS is determined to be unenforceable by such court of competent jurisdiction, such portion will be modified solely to the extent necessary to cause such portion to be enforceable, and these TOS, as modified, will remain in full force and effect. This sets forth the rights and obligations of the users and American Ruckus in their entirety relating to the subject matter herein.

17. Violations

Please report any violations of the TOS to American Ruckus.

18. Trademarks

American Ruckus protects its trademarks, which are the property of American Ruckus and may not be used without the prior written permission of the American Ruckus. American Ruckus does not permit the use of its name, graphics or logos in advertising, as an endorsement for any product or service, or for any other purpose, commercial or otherwise, without the American Ruckus’s prior written approval. No license to use the American Ruckus’s trademarks is granted under these TOS.

19. DISCLAIMER

THE SERVICES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL INFORMATION AND CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE, ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS.” AMERICAN RUCKUS AND ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WHATSOEVER REGARDING THE SERVICES, CONTENT OR SITE, OR HYPERTEXT LINKS TO OTHER OUTSIDE WEBSITES. AMERICAN RUCKUS AND ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND OR NATURE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES RELATED TO ANY COURSE OF DEALING, USAGE OR TRADE PRACTICE, AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. MOREOVER, AMERICAN RUCKUS DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT YOUR ACCESS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICES AND MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SERVICES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE SERVICES INCLUDES INFORMATION THAT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. AMERICAN RUCKUS DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING THE USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE SERVICES OR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF SUCH INFORMATION. IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO CONFIRM THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF SUCH INFORMATION. IN THE EVENT OF A CONFLICT BETWEEN THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF AMERICAN RUCKUS AND INFORMATION ON THE SERVICES, THE WINNING NUMBERS AND PRIZE AMOUNTS IN THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF AMERICAN RUCKUS SHALL CONTROL.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SERVICES OR ANY MATERIALS OF CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICSE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING AMERICAN RUCKUS OR THE SERVICES THAT IS NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.

20. Links

American Ruckus may, from time to time, provide links to third-party websites. American Ruckus is not responsible for such linked websites or for the content of any linked websites. American Ruckus provides these links as an additional resource for its website users and makes no representations regarding the content of any linked website or any companies that own, control, or manage the linked websites. Consequently, American Ruckus is not responsible for the accuracy, relevance, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in, or programs, services or products offered by, websites linked to from the Services.

21. Emails and Newsletters

American Ruckus may provide email and newsletter services to notify interested followers about upcoming stories, show segments and other such information.

AMERICAN RUCKUS DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF THE INFORMATION IN THE EMAIL OR NEWSLETTER AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE ANY SUCH INFORMATION. AMERICAN RUCKUS MAKES REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT THE INFORMATION IN THE EMAIL AND NEWSLETTER IS ACCURATE. HOWEVER, IN THE EVENT OF AN ERROR, THE WINNING NUMBERS AND PRIZE AMOUNTS IN THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF AMERICAN RUCKUS SHALL CONTROL.

22. Security of the Internet and the American Ruckus Website

Please be advised that the security of the internet cannot be guaranteed and therefore your privacy thereon cannot be assured. American Ruckus is not responsible for any unauthorized access to communications that you submit over the internet.

23. Additional Terms

Your use of the Services is subject to any and all additional terms, policies, rules, or guidelines applicable to the Services or certain features of the Services that American Ruckus may post on or link to on the Services (the “Additional Terms”), such as end-user license agreements for any Software that American Ruckus may offer, or rules applicable to particular features or content on the Services, subject to your acceptance of such Additional Terms. All such Additional Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into, and made a part of, these TOS.

24. Privacy

American Ruckus is concerned about your privacy. Please read American Ruckus Privacy Policy carefully for information relating to the American Ruckus’s collection, use, storage and disclosure of your personal information. American Ruckus Privacy Policy is hereby incorporated by reference into, and made a part of, these TOS.

Effective Date: October 7, 2015