Last updated: April 22, 2010
Welcome to YourGardenShow.com. These Terms of Service (the “Terms”) are a binding legal agreement between you and YGS, Inc. (“YGS” or “we”), regarding your use of services available at the website at www.yourgardenshow.com (the website and services are collectively referred to as the “Service”). Please read these Terms carefully.
We may periodically make changes to these Terms. We will notify registered users by email of any material changes to these Terms, so please keep your registered email address current. By accessing or using the Service, you accept these Terms and any modifications that we may make to these Terms. It is your responsibility to review the most recent version of the Terms frequently and remain informed of any changes to it. If you continue to use the Service after we modify these Terms, you will be deemed to have consented to terms of the modified Agreement for your use of the Service as of the date of the modification. If you do not agree to any provision of these Terms, you must not use the Service.
You must be 18 years of age or older to use the Service. Use of the Service is void where prohibited. You represent and warrant that any profile information you submit is true and accurate and that you are 18 years of age or older and are fully able and competent to enter into, and abide by these Terms. The Services are not intended for those under the age of 18.
You must register to use certain features of the Services. When you register, you agree to: (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by registration forms on the Service (“Registration Data”); (b) maintain the security of any logins, passwords, or other credentials that you select or that are provided to you for use on the Service; and (c) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data, and any other information you provide to us, and to keep all information accurate, current, and complete. You will notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security by emailing us at email@example.com.
You will not: (a) use the Service for any commercial purpose; (b) access, monitor, or copy any content or information on the Service using any robot, spider, scraper, or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without our express written permission; (c) violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on the Service or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to the Service; (d) take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (e) deep-link to any portion of the Service for any purpose without our express written permission; (f) "frame", "mirror," or otherwise incorporate any part of the Service into any other website without our prior written authorization; or (g) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law or regulation.
The Service may include interactive features and services, including social networking functionality, forums, message boards, ratings or review functionality, and similar services, in which you or third parties may send messages to Service users, and create, post, or store profile data, pictures, ratings or reviews, and other content on the Service (“Interactive Services”). You are solely responsible for your use of Interactive Services and use them at your own risk. By using any Interactive Services, you agree not to post, transmit, distribute, upload, or otherwise disseminate through the Service any of the following:
We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any material posted, stored, or uploaded by you or any third party, or for any loss or damage to any material. Although we have no obligation to screen, edit, or monitor any material posted on or transmitted through the Service, we reserve the right, and have absolute discretion, to remove, screen, and edit any material posted, stored, or transmitted on or through the Service at any time and for any reason without notice.
If you post material on or through the Service, then, unless we indicate otherwise, you: (a) grant us and our subsidiaries and affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such material throughout the world in any media; (b) grant us and our affiliates, subsidiaries, and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such material, if we choose; and (c) represent and warrant that you own and control all of the rights to the material that you post, or you otherwise have the right to post such material to the Service; and the use and posting of material you supply does not violate these Terms, will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity, and will not otherwise create any harm or liability of any type for us or for third parties.
Any materials, including but not limited to comments, suggestions, ideas, or other information, provided by you in the form of email or other submissions to us (excluding material that you post on the Service in accordance with these Terms) (collectively “Feedback”), are non-confidential and you hereby grant to us perpetual and irrevocable license to use your Feedback for any purpose without compensation or attribution to you.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and asks you to do the same. It is our policy to terminate the access privileges of those who repeatedly infringe the copyright rights of others. If you believe that your work has been posted on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us at the address below and provide all of the following information: (a) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (b) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, and identification of the time(s) and date(s) the material that you claim is infringing was displayed on the Service; (c) your address, telephone number, and email address; (d) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (e) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
If you believe that your user content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your user content, you may send a counter-notice containing all of the following information to the copyright agent: (a) your physical or electronic signature; (b) identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content appeared before it was removed or disabled; (c) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the content; and (d) your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in the Northern District Court of Illinois, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement. If a counter-notice is received by the copyright agent, we may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at our sole discretion.
Our designated agent for notice of copyright infringement can be reached at:
Attention: William R. Healy
9501 W. 144th Pl. Suite 202
Orland Park, Ill. 60462
YourGardenShow.com, the YGS logo, and any other product or service name or slogan referring to the Service are trademarks or registered trademarks of YGS, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of the applicable trademark holder. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned on the Service are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise, does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by us, or vice versa.
We, our affiliates, and our suppliers and licensors own all right, title, and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Services. Except for those rights expressly granted in these Terms, no other rights are granted, either express or implied, to you.
The Service may contain links to Web pages and content of third parties ("Third-Party Content") as a service to those interested in this information. We do not monitor, endorse, or adopt, or have any control over, any Third-Party Content. We undertake no responsibility to update or review any Third Party Content and can make no guarantee as to its accuracy or completeness.
Additionally, if you follow a link or otherwise navigate away from the Service, please be aware that these Terms will no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any Third-Party Content provider to which you navigate from the Service. You access and use Third-Party Content at your own risk.
The Service may contain advertisements and promotions from third parties. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than us, and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party.
You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless YGS, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and third-party advertisers and their respective directors, officers, agents, employees, licensors, and suppliers from and against any costs, damages, expenses, and liabilities (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or related to your use of the Service, your violation of these Terms, or your violation of any rights of a third party.
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THE SERVICE AND YOUR INTERACTIONS AND DEALINGS WITH ANY OTHER USER OF THE SERVICE, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE, AND ALL CONTENT AVAILABLE ON AND THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR SERVICE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. YGS AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YGS DOES NOT WARRANT UNINTERRUPTED USE OR OPERATION OF THE SERVICE OR YOUR ACCESS TO ANY CONTENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE SERVICE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY REGARDING YGS THAT IS NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY PROHIBIT A DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND YOU MAY HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
NEITHER YGS NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF YGS OR ANY SUPPLIER OR LICENSOR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF THESE DAMAGES), ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF, OR YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE, THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THE MAXIMUM TOTAL LIABILITY OF YGS AND ITS SUPPLIERS AND LICENSORS TO YOU FOR ALL CLAIMS UNDER THESE TERMS, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, IS $100. EACH PROVISION OF THESE TERMS THAT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS TO ALLOCATE THE RISKS UNDER THESE TERMS BETWEEN THE PARTIES. THIS ALLOCATION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES. EACH OF THESE PROVISIONS IS SEVERABLE AND INDEPENDENT OF ALL OTHER PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
Notwithstanding any provision of these Terms, we reserve the right, without notice and in our sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Service and to block, restrict, and prevent your future access to, and use of, the Service. Additionally, we reserve the right to modify, discontinue, and restrict, temporarily or permanently, all or part of the Service without notice in our sole discretion. Neither we nor our suppliers or licensors will be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, discontinuance, or restriction of the Service. As of the date stated above, the Services are provided to you for free, but we reserve the right to implement fees for Services at any time by providing you notice.
By using the Service, you consent to receiving electronic communications from us. These communications may include notices about your account and information concerning or related to the Service. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures, or other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.
Our failure to act in a particular circumstance does not waive our ability to act with respect to that circumstance or similar circumstances. Any provision of these Terms that is found to be invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable will be severed from these Terms, and the remaining provisions of these Terms will continue to be in full force and effect. The section headings and titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Any provision in these Terms that by its nature should survive the termination of your license to access the Service or any termination of these Terms (including, without limitation, provisions governing indemnification, limitations on liability, disclaimers of warranty, and ownership of intellectual property) will continue to remain in full force and effect after any such termination.
These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, excluding conflict of laws principles. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to the Service or these Terms must be commenced within one year after the claim arose and will be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim will be arbitrated on an individual basis, and will not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration will be conducted in Cook County, Illinois, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court of competent jurisdiction. The award of the arbitrator will be final and binding upon the parties without appeal or review except as permitted by Illinois law. Either party may seek any interim or preliminary injunctive relief from any court of competent jurisdiction, as necessary to protect the party's rights or property pending the completion of arbitration.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and YGS concerning the Service. These Terms supersede all prior agreements or communications between you and YGS regarding the subject matter of these Terms.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Service, or these Terms, you may contact us through our website: firstname.lastname@example.org