Terms and Conditions

    1. Your Acceptance

    BY USING AND/OR VISITING THIS WEBSITE (collectively, including all Content available through the s2smagazine.com domain name, the “Sister2Sister Magazine Website”, or “Website”), YOU SIGNIFY YOUR ASSENT TO BOTH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (the “Terms of Service”) AND THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SISTER2SISTER MAGAZINE’S PRIVACY NOTICE. If you do not agree to any of these terms, then please do not use the Sister2Sister Magazine Website.

    2. Sister2Sister Magazine Website

    These Terms of Service apply to all users of the Sister2Sister Magazine Website, including users who are also contributors of video content, information, and other materials or services on the Website. The Sister2Sister Magazine Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by Sister2Sister Magazine. Sister2Sister Magazine has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, Sister2Sister Magazine will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Website, you expressly relieve Sister2Sister Magazine from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website. Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware when you leave the Sister2Sister Magazine Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.

    3. Website Access

    A. Sister2Sister Magazine hereby grants you permission to use the Website as set forth in this Terms of Service, provided that: (i) any copyrighted material published on the Sister2Sister Magazine Website shall not be redistributed without the express permission of the original copyright holder; (iii) you will not alter or modify any part of the Website other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Website for its intended purpose; and (iv) you will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service.

    B. In order to access some features of the Website, you will have to create an account. You may never use another’s account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify Sister2Sister Magazine immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. Although Sister2Sister Magazine will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of Sister2Sister Magazine or others due to such unauthorized use.

    C. Sister2Sister Magazine reserves the right to remove comments posted to the Website that contain personal attacks, abusive language or profanities, or which are otherwise deemed inappropriate. Sister2Sister Magazine reserves the right to edit or delete any and all comments, and to block users from commenting on the Website. Users who persistently publish objectionable comments or post spam may be blocked. All comments posted on the Website are the responsibility of the commenter, not Sister2Sister Magazine.
     

    D. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” etc., that accesses the Website in a manner that sends more request messages to the Sister2Sister Magazine servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a convention on-line web browser. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Sister2Sister Magazine grants the operators of public search engines permission to use spiders to copy materials from the site for the sole purpose of creating publicly available searchable indices of the materials, but not caches or archives of such materials. Sister2Sister Magazine reserves the right to revoke these exceptions either generally or in specific cases. You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Website with respect to their User Submissions.

    4. Intellectual Property Rights

    The content on the Sister2Sister Magazine Website, including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (“Content”) and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“Marks”), are owned by or licensed to Sister2Sister Magazine, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. Exceptions are made for software we use under the GNU GPL or Creative Common licenses. Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. Sister2Sister Magazine reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Website for any commercial purposes. If you download or print a copy of the Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Sister2Sister Magazine Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Sister2Sister Magazine Website or the Content therein.

    5. Warranty Disclaimer

    YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SISTER2SISTER MAGAZINE WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SISTER2SISTER MAGAZINE, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. SISTER2SISTER MAGAZINE MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SISTER2SISTER MAGAZINE WEBSITE. SISTER2SISTER MAGAZINE DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SISTER2SISTER MAGAZINE WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND SISTER2SISTER MAGAZINE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.
    6. Limitation of Liability
    IN NO EVENT SHALL SISTER2SISTER MAGAZINE, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SISTER2SISTER MAGAZINE WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
    YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SISTER2SISTER MAGAZINE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

    The Website is controlled and offered by Sister2Sister Magazine from its facilities in the United States of America. Sister2Sister Magazine makes no representations that the Sister2Sister Magazine Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Sister2Sister Magazine Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

    7. Indemnity

    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Sister2Sister Magazine, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Sister2Sister Magazine Website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Sister2Sister Magazine Website.

    8. Ability to Accept Terms of Service

    You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Sister2Sister Magazine Website is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Sister2Sister Magazine Website-there are lots of other great web sites for you. Talk to your parents about what sites are appropriate for you.

    9. Assignment

    These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Sister2Sister Magazine without restriction.

    10. General

    You agree that: (i) the Sister2Sister Magazine Website shall be deemed solely based in Bowie, Maryland; and (ii) the Sister2Sister Magazine Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Sister2Sister Magazine, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Washington, DC. These Terms of Service shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Washington, DC, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and Sister2Sister Magazine that arises in whole or in part from the Sister2Sister Magazine Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Notice and any other legal notices published by Sister2Sister Magazine on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Sister2Sister Magazine concerning the Sister2Sister Magazine Website. If any provision of these Terms of Service is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Sister2Sister Magazine’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Sister2Sister Magazine reserves the right to amend these Terms of Service at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service for any changes. Your use of the Sister2Sister Magazine Website following any amendment of these Terms of Service will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. YOU AND Sister2Sister Magazine AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE Sister2Sister Magazine WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.