Terms of Use

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

The services that ConsumerAffairs.com, a Consumers Unified, LLC property, (herein "ConsumerAffairs.com") provides to you are subject to the following Terms of Use. ConsumerAffairs.com Inc. reserves the right to update the Terms of Use at any time without notice to you. The most current version of the Terms of Use can be reviewed by clicking on the "Terms of Use" hypertext link located at the bottom of our Web pages.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

Through its network of Web properties, ConsumerAffairs.com provides you with access to a variety of resources, including consumer news, recall information, consumer comments and complaints, self-help tools and directories of resources provided by other parties (collectively "Services"). All such Services are subject to the Terms of Use. ConsumerAffairs reserves the right to cancel your access to the Services for violation of these Terms of Use, in its sole discretion.

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PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE LIMITATION

Unless otherwise specified, the Services are for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any of the information, data or products obtained from the Services.

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PRIVACY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

See the Privacy Policy disclosures.

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NOTICE SPECIFIC TO DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB SITE

Permission to use Documents (such as news stories, consumer comment compilations, white papers, press releases and FAQs) from the Services is granted, provided that (1) the below copyright notice appears in all copies, (2) use of such Documents from the Services is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only. Accredited educational institutions, such as K-12, universities, private/public colleges, and state community colleges, may download and reproduce the Documents for distribution in the classroom. Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.

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DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

The information on the ConsumerAffairs.com Web sites is general in nature and is not intended as a substitute for competent legal advice. ConsumerAffairs.com makes no representation as to the accuracy of the information and assumes no liability for any damages or loss arising from the use thereof. All information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. ConsumerAffairs.com and/or its respective information suppliers and contractors hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to the information.

The Services may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically made to the Services. ConsumerAffairs.com and/or its respective suppliers and contractors may make improvements, modifications and/or changes to the Services at any time without notice.

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MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD, AND SECURITY

If any of the Services requires you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing us with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form. You may also be asked to choose a password and a user name. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account.

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ELECTRONIC CONSENT

By agreeing to receive text messages, you also consent to the use of an electronic record to document your agreement. You may withdraw your consent to the use of the electronic record by sending an email to info@consumeraffairs.com with “Revoke Electronic Consent” in the subject line. To view and retain a copy of this disclosure or any information regarding your enrollment in this program, you will need (i) a device (such as a computer or mobile phone) with a web browser and Internet access and (ii) either a printer or storage space on such device. For a free paper copy, or to update our records of your contact information, send an email to info@consumeraffairs.com with contact information and the address for delivery.

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NO UNLAWFUL OR PROHIBITED USE

You will not use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, notices or applicable laws and statutes. You may not use the Services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any ConsumerAffairs.com server, or the network(s) connected to any ConsumerAffairs.com server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of any Services. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any ConsumerAffairs.com server or to any of the Services, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services.

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ADVERTISEMENTS AND PROMOTIONS

ConsumerAffairs.com runs advertisements and promotions from third parties on its Web sites. Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through our Web sites, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. ConsumerAffairs.com is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on its Web sites. Such advertisements are presented and controlled by third-party advertising networks. ConsumerAffairs.com does not preview, examine or control the content of advertising messages, does not know or approve the identity of specific advertisers or products and services advertised. We do not endorse the truthfulness, suitability or value of any service or products advertised.

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USE OF SERVICES

The Services may contain bulletin board services, forums, communities, complaint forms, comment forms, service rating forms and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others ("Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the particular Communication Service.

Without limitation, you agree that you will not:

• Use the Communication Services in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).

• Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

• Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.

• Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the Services in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party.

• Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses.

• Violate any applicable laws or regulations.

• Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.

ConsumerAffairs.com reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.

ConsumerAffairs.com reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as ConsumerAffairs.com deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in ConsumerAffairs.com's sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting ("Posting") any Submission of any kind, you are granting ConsumerAffairs.com, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees ownership of the Submission and permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses (including, without limitation, all ConsumerAffairs.com Services), including, without limitation, the license rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; to publish your name in connection with your Submission; and the right to sublicense such rights to any supplier of the Services.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. ConsumerAffairs.com is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and ConsumerAffairs.com may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion.

By Posting a Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in these Terms of Use including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions. You also warrant that the information provided in the Submission is, to the best of your knowledge, truthful and accurate.

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NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR LINKS

Hypertext links on ConsumerAffairs.com's sites enable you to leave the ConsumerAffairs.com. site ConsumerAffairs.com is not responsible for the contents of any linked sites nor for any links contained in any such linked site, nor for changes, updates and modifications in such sites. The links are provided to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any such link does not imply endorsement by ConsumerAffairs.com of the site, its contents, services and policies.

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UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS

ConsumerAffairs.com does not accept unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new Web sites, news stories, advertising campaigns, promotions, products, services, technologies, processes or names. Please do not send any original creative property, samples, demonstrations, auditions, tear sheets, samples or related materials. We assume no responsibility for any such materials and do not promise their safekeeping or return.

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CONTROLLING JURISDICTION

Nevada law and controlling U.S. federal law govern any action related to the Terms and/or your use of the Web sites. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the County of Douglas in Lake Tahoe.

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