TERMS OF SERVICE

TERMS OF SERVICE

Last updated: November 15, 2019

ACCEPTANCE

Welcome to Granite Media Group, Inc. (“Company”, “we” or “us”).

The following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) apply to your use of www.granitemedia.com,  www.workandmoney.com, www.farandwide.com, www.familyminded.com, www.stadiumtalk.com, and edition.popsugar.com, including all content and services offered by these sites (the “Websites”). Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Websites. By using the Websites you accept and agree to abide by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, found above (incorporated by reference). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, you are not granted rights to use our Websites.

CHANGES

By visiting our Websites, you agree to these Terms of Use. Please check this policy for changes as we may update this policy from time to time in our sole discretion. Any material changes will apply from the date of change forward. Your continued use of the Websites is deemed to be acceptance of any changes.

ACCESS

We have the right to block or disable any user, at any time, for any reason, including, if in our opinion, you are not in compliance with these Terms of Use. To use our Websites, you represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years of age or older and are in compliance with applicable local laws.  Access to the Websites is permitted on a temporary, as-is basis.  We reserve the right to withdraw or change any service that we provide on our Websites in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if, for any reason, all or any part of our Websites is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to the Websites, or portions of the Websites.

IP AND TRADEMARKS

The contents and design of our Websites are owned by the Company and are protected by United States and international laws regarding copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property or proprietary rights.

The Company name, the names of the Websites, the Company logo, logos of the Websites, and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of the Company. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, brands and marks are used for identification purposes only and are the trademarks of their respective owners.

USES

You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use.

You are permitted to use the Websites for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not copy, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display or perform, republish, download or store any of the material on our sites without the prior written consent of the Company, except to store information temporarily in RAM, automatically cache information temporarily in your browser, or to print a reasonable number of pages of the Websites for personal use. You will not modify materials from our Websites or use any illustrations, photographs, or videos outside of the context of our Websites.  You will not reproduce, sell or exploit for any commercial purposes any part of the Websites without obtaining a license to do so from the Company.  Any use of the Websites, in whole or in part, not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

You may link to our Websites in a way that is standard and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. The website from which you are linking must comply completely with our Content Guideline, described below. Our Websites must not be framed by any other site. You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking to cease immediately. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission at any time for any reason.

We may, at any time and for any reason, suspend access to our Websites or close them indefinitely. Note that the information presented on or through our Websites is made available for general information and entertainment purposes only. Any reliance you place on such information is done strictly at your own risk.

You agree not to use any automated devices or services to access our Websites or copy contents. You will not use our Websites to:

  • Violate any federal, state, local or international laws or regulations.

  • Expose the Company or other users to viruses or other malicious technology.

  • Exploit or harm minors in any way.

  • Post promotional materials.

  • Impersonate the Company, a Company employee, or anyone else.

  • Disable, overburden, damage, or break the Websites for others.

  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to our content management system or advertising server.

CONTRIBUTIONS

The Websites may contain user comments, games, contests, profiles, and other interactive features that allow you to post content (“Contributions”) on or through our Websites.

All Contributions must comply with the Content Guidelines set out in these Terms. You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for any Contributions you submit or contribute, and you, not the Company, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, accuracy and appropriateness. Any Contribution you post to the sites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. You represent and warrant that you own or control all rights in and to the Contributions and have the right to grant the Company and its affiliates the license granted above.

You represent and warrant that all of your Contributions do and will comply with these Terms of Use, and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company and its affiliates and licensors for any breach of that representation and warranty. Any content and/or opinions uploaded, expressed or submitted to the Websites, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity submitting them and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of the Websites.

We have the right to:

  • Remove or refuse to post any Contributions for any reason in our sole discretion.

  • Take any action, in our sole discretion, with respect to any Contribution that we believe violates the Terms of Use, infringes any intellectual property right, threatens the personal safety of users, or could create liability for the Company.

  • Disclose your identity to any third party who claims that material posted by you violates their rights, including their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy.

  • Take appropriate legal action, including without limitation, referral to law enforcement, for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Websites.

  • Eliminate your access to all or part of the Websites for any or no reason, including without limitation, any violation of these Terms of Use.

Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting any materials on or through the Websites. 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.

However, we can neither review all material before it is posted on the Websites nor 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 parties. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this paragraph.

CONTENT GUIDELINES

All content and Contributions must comply with applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, content and Contributions must not:

  • Be obscene, indecent, defamatory, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful or otherwise objectionable.

  • Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material

  • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.

  • Infringe any intellectual property rights

  • Promote, or assist, any illegal activity or be used to impersonate or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any organization, including the Company.

The Company reserves the right to delete any content or Contributions, at any time, for any reason.

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION

Your use of the Websites and their contents is at your own risk. We make no warranty or representation with respect to the completeness, security, reliability, quality, accuracy or availability of the Websites. Without limiting the foregoing, neither the company nor anyone associated with the company represents or warrants that the Websites or their contents will be accurate, reliable, error-free or uninterrupted, that defects will be corrected, that our sites or the servers that makes them available are free of viruses or other harmful components or that the Websites or any services or items obtained through the Websites will otherwise meet your needs or expectations. The company hereby disclaims all warranties of any kind, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including but not limited to any warranties of merchantability and non-infringement. The foregoing does not affect any warranties which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

In no event will the Company, its affiliates and its licensors, service providers, employees, agents, officers and directors be liable for damages of any kind, under any legal theory, arising out of or in connection with your use, or inability to use, the Websites, any websites linked to it, any content on the Websites or such other websites or any services or items obtained through the Websites or such other websites, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, including but not limited to, personal injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, loss of data, and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable. The foregoing does not affect any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates and licensors and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors and suppliers from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) resulting from your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Websites, including, without limitation, any use of the Websites’ content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use or your use of any information obtained from the Websites.

JURISDICTION

These Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising out of, or related to, them, their subject matter or their formation shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction). Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or the Websites shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of California [in each case located in the San Francisco although we retain the right to bring any suit, action or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms of Use in your country of residence or any other relevant country]. You agree to waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

FILING CLAIMS

Any claim you may have arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or the Websites must be submitted within one (1) year after the cause of action, otherwise, such cause of action or claim is permanently barred.

WAIVER AND SEVERABILITY

No waiver of these Terms of Use by the Company shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition, and any failure of the Company to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use 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 Use will continue in full force and effect.

ENTIRE AGREEMENT

The Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and Granite Media Group, Inc. with respect to the Websites and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Websites.

CONTACT US

If you’d like to get in touch with the Company, please send an email to [hello “at” granitemedia.com] or mail a letter to Granite Media Group, Inc., 450 Townsend Street, Suite 222, San Francisco, CA, USA.

COPYRIGHTS

Granite Media Group, Inc. (the “Company”) has adopted the following copyright infringement policy in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (https://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf) . The address of our designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement (the “Designated Agent”) is listed at the end of this policy.

HOW TO REPORT COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

To report potential copyright infringement to the Company, please send each of the following:

  • A physically or electronically-signed statement made under penalty of perjury that the notifying party is authorized to make a complaint about the allegedly infringing content on behalf of the copyright owner, that the information provided is accurate, and that the notifier has a good faith belief that use of the content is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.

  • A detailed description of the content being infringed, with sufficient information such that the Company can verifying infringement.

  • Identification of the example of infringement, with the web address or a hyperlink to the content that the copyright owner seeks to have removed.

  • Contact information about the notifier including official mailing address, telephone number, and  email address.

ONCE A COMPLETE AND VERIFIED INFRINGEMENT NOTIFICATION IS RECEIVED BY THE DESIGNATED AGENT:

The Company will:

  • Promptly remove or disable access to the infringing material.

  • When possible, notify the user responsible for submitting the material

  • Terminate access to our services for repeat offenders

HOW TO SEND A COUNTER-NOTICE TO THE DESIGNATED AGENT:

If the user who submitted the content believes that the content is either not infringing, or that they have rights granted by the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, the user can send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent:

  • A physically or electronically-signed statement that the user has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification of the content.

  • Identification and detailed description of the content that was removed, with the web address or a hyperlink to the location at which the content appeared before it was removed.

  • The user’s name, address, telephone number, and email address

  • A detailed description explaining why the user believes that they have rights to submit the content.

If a complete and verified counter-notice is received by the Designated Agent, Company may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person of the dispute and seeking clarification and resolution.  At the Company’s discretion, unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court case against the use of the content within fifteen (15) business day of receiving the counter-notice, the removed content can be restored pending a court decision.

Contact our Designated Agent by email at copyright “at” granitemedia.com with the subject line “Copyright Designated Agent” or by postal mail to: