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Terms & Conditions

JUDG.ME Inc. ("we," "us" or "judg.me") owns and operates the judg.me website, on which we provide an interactive way for like minded users to rate each others' photos (our Site and such services, collectively, our "Service").

THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW (THE "TERMS") GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE. BY USING OR ACCESSING THE SERVICE, YOU ("YOU" AND "YOUR") AGREE TO BE BOUND BY (1) THE TERMS AND (2) JUDG.ME'S PRIVACY POLICY, AVAILABLE AT http://judg.me/privacy_policy/ ("PRIVACY POLICY"). PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE INCLUDING THE SECTIONS RELATING TO TERMINATION, ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OR PRIVACY POLICY, DO NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, AT OUR DISCRETION, TO MODIFY THESE TERMS AT ANY TIME. PLEASE CHECK THESE TERMS PERIODICALLY FOR CHANGES. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS SITE FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF CHANGES TO THESE TERMS WILL MEAN YOU ACCEPT THOSE CHANGES.

This legal agreement is made between you and us. By accessing the Service, you accept these Terms and agree to the terms, conditions and notices contained or referenced herein whether or not you become a paid subscriber. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICE.

Information and services that are provided on this Site and Service in a language other than English or are only provided as a convenience to You when available. All Services to be provided, all obligations of judg.me and all communication between the parties with respect to this Agreement will be done in the English language. Web pages which are translated from English to other languages may contain errors / omissions. If for any reason the translated text is incorrect, or misleading, the English text shall be deemed as the official version.

1. USER CONDUCT

In your use of our Service, you agree to act responsibly in a manner demonstrating the exercise of good judgment. For example and without limitation, you agree not to: (a) violate any applicable law or regulation, (b) infringe the rights of any third party, including without limitation, intellectual property, privacy, publicity or contractual rights, (c) use the information available through our Service for any unauthorized or unlawful purpose, (d) interfere with or damage our Service, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial of service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology, including methods that in any way reproduces or circumvents the navigational structure or presentation of the Service or its contents, (e) use our Service to transmit, distribute, post or submit any information concerning any other person or entity, including without limitation, photographs of others, personal contact information or credit, debit, calling card or account numbers, (f) use our Service in connection with the distribution of unsolicited commercial email ("Spam") or advertisements, (g) "stalk" or harass any other user of our Service, (h) collect or store any information about any other user other than in the course of the permitted use of our Service, (i) use our Service for any commercial purpose whatsoever, (j) impersonate any person or entity, (k) remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary right notices contained in the Service, (l) modify, adapt, sublicense, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decipher, decompile or otherwise disassemble any portion of the Service or our Site or any software used on or for the Service, or (m) assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing.

2. YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICE

Your Responsibilities. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of our Service, including the content of the materials you post on the Service. Our limitations. We will not be responsible for any damage or harm resulting from your use of the service or interactions with other users of our Service. You understand that we do not in any way inquire into the backgrounds of the users of the Service or attempt to verify their statements. We make no representations or warranties as to the conduct of our users. In no event shall we be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/or incidental, arising out of or relating to the conduct of you or anyone else in connection with the use of the Service, including without limitation, bodily injury, emotional distress, and/or any other damages resulting from communications or meetings with other users of the Service or persons you meet through the Service. We are not responsible for, and cannot control, the use by others of any information which you provide to them and you should use caution in selecting the personal information you provide to others through the Service. We cannot assume any responsibility for the content of messages sent by other users of the Service, and you release us from any and all liability in connection with the use of the Service and the contents of any communications you may receive from other users. User Disputes. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of our Site. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.

3. MINORS

Our Service is intended for persons 18 years or older and who have otherwise attained the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence. We will not knowingly permit anyone who does not meet this criteria to use our Service. By using our Site and/or using the Service, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years old and otherwise have the right, authority and capacity to accept these Terms and abide by all of the terms and conditions set forth herein. Further, you hereby commit to inform US immediately should you become aware of a minor using the Service.

4. THE SERVICE

A. Categories

Users of the Service may become "Guests" or "Full Members" of the Service. Guests are allowed access to a minimal level of the Service's features and can rate images. Full Members can rate images as well as upload images to the Service.

B. Privacy & Use of Information

Use of the Service is also governed by our Privacy Policy. By using our Service you have also agreed to our Privacy Statement. You acknowledge that we cannot ensure the security or privacy of information you provide through the Internet and your email messages, and you release us from any and all liability in connection with the use of such information by other parties.

C. Customer Service

You may not to be abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexist, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or otherwise behave inappropriately when communicating with our customer service representatives. If we determine, in our sole discretion, that your behaviour towards any of our representatives is at any time inappropriate, we reserve the right to immediately terminate your access to our Site.

5. USER CONTENT

A. By submitting any content (including without limitation, your photograph) to our Site, you represent and warrant to us that the content, including your photograph, is posted by you and that you are the exclusive author of the content, including your photograph, and use of your content by us will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party. You waive absolutely any and all moral rights to be identified as the author of the content, including your photograph, and any similar rights in any jurisdiction in the world. By submitting any content (including without limitation your photograph) to our Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to us, and our licensees, affiliates and successors, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, display, and modify such content or incorporate into other works such content, and to grant and to authorize sub-licenses of the foregoing.

B. Don't upload copyrighted material, harassment, spam, gore, pornography, or anything that looks like pornography. If you do, we will ban you along with the site you're hotlinking from, delete all your images, report you to the authorities if necessary, and prevent you from viewing any images hosted on judg.me. We mean it. You are solely responsible for any content that you submit, post or transmit via our Service. You agree not to post or submit any content that: (a) is libelous, defamatory or slanderous, (b) contains pornographic content, (c) may denigrate any ethnic, racial, sexual or religious group by stereotypical depiction or otherwise, including by promoting racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group, (d) exploits images or the likeness of individuals under 18 years of age including in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18, (e) encourages or otherwise depicts or glamorizes drug use (including alcohol and cigarettes), (f) makes use of offensive language or images or is otherwise patently offensive to the online community, (g) harasses or advocates harassment of another person, (h) involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters" or unsolicited mass mailing or Spam, (i) promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, (j) characterizes violence as acceptable, glamorous or desirable, (k) contains any illegal material or any material that infringes or violates another party's rights (including without limitation intellectual property rights and rights of privacy and publicity), (l) provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses, (m) solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users, (n) provides or promotes inaccurate, misleading or false information, (o) engages in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes or (p) contains any identifiable personal contact information (other than for purposes of registration for the Service). If any information that you provide to us subsequently becomes inaccurate, misleading or false, you will promptly notify us of such change.

C. The foregoing is a partial list of the kind of content that is illegal or prohibited on our Site. We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in our sole discretion against anyone who violates this Section 5, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Service and terminating the violator's access to the Site.

D. We have no obligation to post any content that you or anyone else submits. While we do not and cannot review every message or other material posted or sent by users of the Service, and are not responsible for any content of these messages or materials, we reserve the right, but are not obligated, to monitor, delete, move, or edit messages or materials, including without limitation advertisements, profiles, public postings and messages, that we, in our sole discretion, deem to violate these Terms or any applicable content guidelines, or to be otherwise unacceptable. You shall remain solely responsible for the content of profiles, public postings, messages and other materials you may upload to the Service or users of the Service. We cannot guarantee, and assume no responsibility for verifying, the accuracy of the information provided by other users of the Service.

6. NON-COMMERCIAL USE

Our Site is for personal use only and may not be used in connection with any commercial purposes. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses should not use the Service or our Site for any purpose. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the our Site, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to our Site may be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress. Use of our Site is with our permission, which may be revoked at any time, for any reason, in our sole discretion.

7. THIRD PARTY CONTENT

In your use of our Service, you may access content from third parties ("Third Party Content"), either via our Service or through links to third party web sites. We do not control Third Party Content and make no representations or warranties about it. You agree that by using our Service, you may be exposed to Third Party Content that is false, offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any Third Party Content, including, without limitation, any errors or omissions in any Third Party Content or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Third Party Content posted, stored or transmitted via our Service. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, Third Party Content, including without limitation, profiles of other users of our Service.

8. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

A. You agree that all content and materials available on our Site are protected by either our rights, or the rights of our licensors, of publicity, copyright, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given express written permission by us, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from materials or content available on our Site. Notwithstanding the above, you may use the content and materials on our Site in the course of your normal, personal, non-commercial use of our Service.

B. You agree not to systematically retrieve data or other content or any materials from our Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods, through the use of "bots" or otherwise. You agree not to use of any of our trademarks as metatags on other web sites. You agree not to display any of our Site in a frame (or any of our content via in-line links) without our express written permission, which may be requested by contacting us at CONTACT [AT] JUDG [DOT] ME. You may, however, establish ordinary links to the homepage of our Site without our written permission.

9. TERMINATION

You agree that we, in our sole discretion, may terminate your access to our Service for any reason, including, without limitation, your breach of these Terms. You agree that any termination of your access to our Service may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that we may immediately deactivate or delete any of your accounts and all related information and files in such accounts and/or bar any further access to such files or our Service. Further, you agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any costs or damages of any kind for or resulting from any termination of your access to our Service. To learn how to terminate, contact us at CONTACT [AT] JUDG [DOT] ME.

10. DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE

We reserve the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any portion of our Service with or without prior notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification or discontinuance of our Service.

11. BLOCKING OF IP ADDRESSES

In order to protect the integrity of the Service, we reserve the right at any time in our sole discretion to block users from certain IP addresses from accessing our Site.

12. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

You hereby represent and warrant to us that: (a) that you have the full power and authority to enter into and perform under these Terms, (b) your use our Service will not infringe the copyright, trademark, right of publicity or any other legal right of any third party, (c) you will comply with all applicable laws in using our Service and in engaging in all other activities arising from, relating to or connected with these Terms, including, without limitation, contacting other users of our Service and (d) you own or otherwise have all rights necessary to license the content you submit and that the posting and use of your content by us will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party.

13. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU AGREE THAT:

A. IF YOU USE OUR SERVICE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN AND SOLE RISK. OUR SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

B. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT (A) OUR SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (B) OUR SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (C) ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU MAY OBTAIN ON OUR SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (D) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH OUR SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, (E) ANY INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE OR WE COLLECT WILL NOT BE DISCLOSED TO THIRD PARTIES OR (F) ANY ERRORS IN ANY DATA OR SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PROBLEMS OR TECHNICAL MALFUNCTION OF ANY TELEPHONE NETWORK OR LINES, COMPUTER ONLINE SYSTEMS, SERVERS OR PROVIDERS, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, FAILURE OF EMAIL/CHAT OR PLAYERS ON ACCOUNT OF TECHNICAL PROBLEMS OR TRAFFIC CONGESTION ON THE INTERNET OR AT ANY WEBSITE OR COMBINATION THEREOF, INCLUDING INJURY OR DAMAGE TO USERS OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON'S COMPUTER RELATED TO OR RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATING OR DOWNLOADING MATERIALS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE AND/OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE OR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, ADVERTISERS, PROMOTERS OR DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, RESULTING FROM ANYONE'S USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE, ANY CONTENT POSTED ON OUR SITE OR TRANSMITTED TO USERS, OR ANY INTERACTIONS BETWEEN USERS OF THE SITE, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE.

C. IF YOU ACCESS OR TRANSMIT ANY CONTENT THROUGH THE USE OF OUR SERVICE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH ACTIONS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCORRECT OR INACCURATE CONTENT POSTED ON OUR SITE OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE, WHETHER CAUSED BY USERS OF THE SITE OR BY ANY OF THE EQUIPMENT OR PROGRAMMING ASSOCIATED WITH OR UTILIZED IN THE SERVICE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT, WHETHER ONLINE OR OFFLINE, OF ANY USER OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE. WE ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMMUNICATIONS LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, OR ALTERATION OF, USER COMMUNICATIONS.

D. NO DATA, INFORMATION OR ADVICE OBTAINED BY YOU IN ORAL OR WRITTEN FORM FROM US OR THROUGH OR FROM OUR SERVICE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS.

14. LIMITS ON LIABILITY

A. YOU AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), ARISING FROM, RELATING TO OR CONNECTED WITH: (A) THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE OUR SERVICE, (B) THE COST OF REPLACEMENT OF ANY GOODS, SERVICES OR INFORMATION PURCHASED OR OBTAINED AS A RESULT OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM OUR SERVICE, (C) DISCLOSURE OF, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR CONTENT, (D) STATEMENTS, CONDUCT OR OMISSIONS OF ANY SERVICE PROVIDERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTY ON OUR SERVICE, (E) ACTIONS OR INACTIONS OF OTHER USERS OF OUR SITE OR OUR SERVICE OR ANY OTHER THIRD PARTIES FOR ANY REASON, OR (F) ANY OTHER MATTER ARISING FROM, RELATING TO OR CONNECTED WITH OUR SERVICE OR THESE TERMS.

B. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY IN PERFORMING UNDER THESE TERMS WHERE SUCH FAILURE OR DELAY IS DUE TO CAUSES BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING NATURAL CATASTROPHES, GOVERNMENTAL ACTS OR OMISSIONS, LAWS OR REGULATIONS, TERRORISM, LABOR STRIKES OR DIFFICULTIES, COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS BREAKDOWNS, HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE FAILURES, TRANSPORTATION STOPPAGES OR SLOWDOWNS OR THE INABILITY TO PROCURE SUPPLIES OR MATERIALS.

C. IN NO EVENT WILL OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN ANY MATTER ARISING FROM, RELATING TO OR CONNECTED WITH OUR SERVICE OR THESE TERMS EXCEED THE SUM OF ZERO ($0) DOLLARS.

D. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 14 AND 15 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

15. INDEMNITY

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us, and our subsidiaries, parents, affiliates, and each of our and their directors, officers, managers, members, partners, agents and employees, harmless from any claim, demand, action, damage, loss, cost or expense, including without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred in connection with any suit or proceeding brought against us arising out of your use of our Service or alleging facts or circumstances that could constitute a breach by you of any provision of these Terms and/or any of the representations and warranties set forth above. If you are obligated to indemnify us, we will have the right, in our sole discretion, to control any action or proceeding and determine if and how we wish to settle it.

16. COPYRIGHT POLICY

The Service contains information, which is proprietary to us, our partners and our users. We assert full copyright protection in the Service. Information posted by us, our partners or users of the Service may be protected whether or not it is identified as proprietary to us or to them. You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on our Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us at CONTACT [AT] JUDG [DOT] ME and send us your notice of infringement by following the instructions provided.

17. LINKS

The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because we have no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of, or reliance upon, any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

18. ASSIGNMENT

You do not have the right to assign this Agreement or any of your rights to the Service to anyone. judg.me Inc. has the right to assign any or all of its rights and obligations under this Agreement or to the Service to any third party. Provided such rights and obligations are assumed by such third party, judg.me Inc. shall be relieved of any and all liability under this Agreement.

19. MISCELLANEOUS

You agree that: (i) the Service shall be deemed solely based in the State of California, USA; and (ii) the Service shall be deemed a passive one that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over judg.me, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than the State of California; and (iii) The Terms, and your relationship with judg.me under the Terms shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. These Terms contain the entire understanding of the parties regarding their subject matter, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between the parties regarding their subject matter. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right, power or privilege under these Terms shall operate as a waiver thereof. The invalidity or unenforceability of any of these Terms shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other of these Terms, all of which shall remain in full force and effect. This Agreement will not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

WE DO NOT PERFORM BACKGROUND CHECKS ON OUR MEMBERS.

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If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, the practices of judg.me, or your dealings with us, you may contact a representative of our company by emailing CONTACT [AT] JUDG [DOT] ME

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Last Updated: September 11, 2011