Preface: It would be a wonderful world if we didn’t need Terms of Service. As lawyers, there is little we hate more than legalese. But the world being as it is, it’s necessary to do this. Sorry.
Terms of Service: These terms and conditions govern all use of the FaultLines.us website and all content available at or through the website (collectively, “the Website”). FL Foundation Inc. (Fault Lines) owns and operates the Website. It is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all terms, conditions, rules, policies (including the Fault Lines Privacy and Comment Policies) and procedures that may be published from time to time by Fault Lines (collectively, the “Agreement”).
Read this agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. Your access or use of any part of the Website indicates your express agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. Failure to agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement means you may not access the Website or use any of its services.
Responsibility of Commenters: Commenters posting material to the Website are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from that Content.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Fault Lines has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Fault Lines’ sole discretion, refuse, remove, modify, alter or delete any comment/content for any reason or no reason, and/or terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Fault Lines’ sole discretion.
Responsibility of Website Visitors: Fault Lines cannot review all of the material posted to the Website, and cannot be responsible for that material’s content, use, or effects. Fault Lines does not represent or imply it endorses the posted material, or that it believes such material to be non-harmful. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. Fault Lines disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of posted content.
Content Posted on Other Websites: Fault Lines does not have any control over non-Fault Lines websites and is not responsible for their contents or their use. We have not reviewed and cannot review all of the material made available through the websites to which Fault Lines links and that link to Fault Lines. Fault Lines disclaims any responsibility from any harm resulting from your use of non-Fault Lines websites.
Termination: Fault Lines may terminate your access to any part or all of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Fault Lines account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
Limitation of Liability: Fault Lines shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond its reasonable control under any applicable legal theory. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
General Representation and Warranty: Your use of the Website represents and warrants that you are eighteen years of age or older, your usage is in strict accordance with all Fault Lines policies, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations in your country state city, or governmental area regarding online conduct and acceptable content. This includes all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
Indemnification:. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Fault Lines, its contractors and licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, writers, contributors and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
DMCA Notice: Any takedown notice pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act should be served on the Managing Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will require respect of our copyright and will show respect to yours. It should be noted that we are lawyers and are extremely familiar with the law of fair use.