Description of Services and Users
Ten Ren Tea. provides fully integrated web services packages that assist its customers (“Licensees”) in creating and maintaining their personal and/or business websites, and managing their e-community and e-commerce functions. By using TEN REN TEA as a platform to create their websites, Licensees can then allow their members, clients, and/or any other visitors of their website (collectively, “Public Users”) to access and use their website at leisure or as permitted by the Licensees. TEN REN TEA is not involved in the actual uploading of any of the information, content, links, and the recruiting of any members that the Licensees find suiting to their needs for the existence of their association web site. Hence, TEN REN TEA has neither control over the quality, safety, legality and accuracy of the information posted nor any activities or communications that are conducted by our Licensees, their affiliations, and their members.
Grant of Rights
Ten Ren Tea. grants all users a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use all portions of the Web Site based on TEN REN TEA platforms in strict accordance with the provisions of these Terms. These Terms do not grant you the right to use any Ten Ren Tea. trademark service mark or logo for any purpose whatsoever.
Personal Information (Privacy)
Proprietary Materials (Copyright)
(a) Copyright materials/Information. The Web Site contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information of TEN REN TEA and others (collectively “Proprietary Material”), including, but not limited to, design, page layout, color scheme, graphical themes, background style, frame, text, software, photos, video, graphics, images, music and sound. You agree not to modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works of, or in any way exploit, in whole or in part, any TEN REN TEA Proprietary Material.
(b) Use of Material. The entire Proprietary Materials that belong to TEN REN TEA are: Copyright 2003, Ten Ren Tea. All Rights Reserved. Complying with all applicable copyright laws is the responsibility of all users. Commercial use of all TEN REN TEA Proprietary Materials requires prior written consent from Ten Ren Tea. Except as otherwise expressly permitted by the Terms, or as permitted under copyright law, no posting, copying, downloading, uploading, transmission, retransmission, distribution, redistribution, publication, republication, decompilation, disassembling, reverse engineering, or otherwise reproducing, storing, transmitting, modifying or commercially exploiting any Proprietary Material in any form or by any means, for any purpose, is permitted without the express written permission of ENDIVA. In the event of any copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material as permitted by law, no changes in or deletion of trademark, page layout, design appearance, legend, or copyright notice shall be made.
(c) Trademarks. The TEN REN TEA marks and logos are service marks and trademarks of Ten Ren Tea. Registered TEN REN TEA trademarks include, but are not limited to: ENDIVA, DynaForm, SmartContainer, WebOS, .Web, The Dot Web Company, SmartFirewall, and SmartWebSite. Other trademarks, service marks and logos used in the Web Site are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners. Third party content and software required by or made available by or through this site is the property of its respective owner, and their use is subject to the license or terms provided by such owner.
(d) Exceptions. Due to the nature of TEN REN TEA services and products, not all Proprietary Materials on the Web Site belong to Ten Ren Tea. Ten Ren Tea’s Licensees, who are bound by the Software License Agreement and these Terms, supply most of the areas of the site that contain information. It is the responsibility of the Licensees to be able to distinguish between Proprietary Materials that belong to TEN REN TEA and the Licensees. It is the responsibility of the Public Users to inquire about ownership of the Proprietary Materials if they plan to use, modify, or acquire any the Proprietary Material in question.
(a) You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Ten Ren Tea. and its officers, employees, sponsors, licensors, independent contractors, providers, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners (collectively. the “Indemnified”), from and against any and all liabilities, damages, actions, causes of action, suits, claim, demands, losses, costs and expenses (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs) incurred by the Indemnified in connection with any claim arising from, in, or out of any connection with your Content, your use or connection to TEN REN TEA web tools, and any breach by you of any provision of these Terms.
(b) You agree to cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claims. Ten Ren Tea. reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any claim without the written consent of Ten Ren Tea.
Content Posted on Web Site
By transmitting, uploading, posting or submitting any Content to Web Sites that are based by TEN REN TEA web tools, you declare such Content is not confidential, secret or proprietary information and warrant that no other party has rights to the Content and that your transmission, posting, uploading or submission of such Content to the Web Site does not violate any copyright or other laws.
Ten Ren Tea. does not and is not under any obligation to actively monitor or review the contents uploaded, posted, submitted, transmitted or made available on or through the TEN REN TEA web tools by all users. Ten Ren Tea. shall not be responsible in any way for any such Content and does not guarantee the accuracy, usefulness, integrity, quality or availability of such contents. TEN REN TEA assumes no responsibility or liability arising from any content nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site. By using the TEN REN TEA web tools you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or otherwise objectionable. You must evaluate, determine, and bear the risk associated with, the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any such Content. Ten Ren Tea. reserves the right, in the exercise of its sole discretion but without any obligation, to remove from the Internet the TEN REN TEA powered Web Site that violates these Terms or is otherwise objectionable in the sole opinion of Ten Ren Tea.
All users, including Licensees, Public Users, and any users that upload any and all information, data, text, files, links, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, videos or messages or other materials and modes of expression (contents) onto the web site using TEN REN TEA web tools, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, understand that all contents they upload, post or otherwise transmit via the TEN REN TEA web tools are their sole responsibility and may be held legally liable for all such contents.
Prohibited conducts include, but are not limited to:
(a) transmission, uploads or postings via the TEN REN TEA web tools any Content that is offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, racial, discriminatory, unlawful, invasive of another’s privacy, pornographic, identifiable information pertaining to a minor, information that is harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, or otherwise objectionable, or information or instructions concerning illegal activities or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law.
(b) transmission, uploads or postings via the TEN REN TEA web tools any Content that are prohibited from transmitting by any law, including without limitation Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary right of any third party;
(c) transmission, uploads or postings via the TEN REN TEA web tools any Content that contains software viruses, worms or any other computer code, files or programs designed to detrimentally interfere, expropriate, interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality and security of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(d) disruption of normal flow of Content available on or through the TEN REN TEA web tools or interfere with or disrupt the functionality of the TEN REN TEA powered Web Site or the Ten Ren Tea. servers, directories, databases or listings;
(e) transmission, uploads or postings via the TEN REN TEA web tools any hidden pages or images or any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials or any other forms of solicitation (SPAM);
(f) falsification of user or other service related information, including, but not limited to, intentionally omitting, deleting, forging or misrepresenting transmission information, provided to TEN REN TEA or engaging in any activities or actions intended to withhold or mask Licensees or its End Users identity or contact information; or,
(f) intentional or unintentional violation of any applicable local, state, national or international law, statute, rule, ordinance or regulation.
(a) TEN REN TEA SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ” AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, RELIABILITY, ABSENCE OF ANY VIRUSES OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL PROVIDED BY OR THROUGH THE TEN REN TEA POWERED WEB SITE, AND WITHOUT ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.
(b) Ten Ren Tea. does not warrant that the functions contained in the TEN REN TEA powered Web Site will meet your requirements or that the operation of the TEN REN TEA powered Web Site will be uninterrupted or error free, or that defects in the web tools will be corrected.
(c) TEN REN TEA web tools allow the Licensees and the Public Users to provide links to web sites sponsored and operated by other independent third parties. These links are not provided, reviewed, controlled, or examined by Ten Ren Tea. and Ten Ren Tea. is not responsible for the information, advertising, products, resources or other materials contained on or otherwise accessed through any such site. Ten Ren Tea. has no control over which web sites the Licensees and the Public Users choose to link nor does TEN REN TEA has the access to add, decline, or remove the web links the Licensees added onto the website. However, Ten Ren Tea. reserves the exclusive right to terminate the whole website if the Licensees if the Licensees breaches any of the provisions as stated in the Software License Agreement and/or these Terms.
(d) Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. The terms of this disclaimer do not affect or prejudice the statutory rights of a consumer otherwise than the course of a business, nor do they limit or exclude any liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence of Ten Ren Tea.
LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY AND REMEDIES
(a) YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION ON THIS TEN REN TEA POWERED SITE IS ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY. TEN REN TEA. IS NOT AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, INJURY OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE TEN REN TEA POWERED WEB SITE. TEN REN TEA. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR FILES, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. Ten Ren Tea. shall not be liable for any loss or injury arising out of or caused, in whole or in part, by any negligent acts or omissions in procuring, compiling, collecting, interpreting, reporting, communicating, or delivering information contained in the TEN REN TEA powered Web Site.
(b) IN NO EVENT SHALL TEN REN TEA. BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF, OR ANY DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE, THE TEN REN TEAPOWERED SITE OR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THE TEN REN TEAPOWERED SITE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR GOODWILL, LOSS OF USE OF FACILITIES OR EQUIPMENT, OR LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR INFORMATION), REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, BE IT IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF TEN REN TEA. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR IS NEGLIGENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, TEN REN TEA. SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONDUCT OF ANY USER OF OR VISITOR TO THE TEN REN TEAPOWERED SITE AND IN NO EVENT SHALL TEN REN TEA. BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DELAYS, INACCURACIES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE TEN REN TEAPOWERED SITE OR THE INFORMATION OR THE TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY OF ALL OR ANY PART THEREOF, FOR ANY DAMAGE ARISING THEREFROM OR OCCASIONED THEREBY, OR FOR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE TEN REN TEAPOWERED SITE.
TEN REN TEA Software and other materials from this TEN REN TEA powered Web Site may be subject to United States Export Control. The United States Export Control laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain territories. No software from this Site may be downloaded or exported: (1) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Sudan or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (2) anyone on the United States Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. TEN REN TEA does not authorize the downloading or exportation of any software or technical data from this TEN REN TEA powered Site in violation of United States Export Laws. By downloading or using the software, you represent that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national resident of any of the countries on any of these lists.
Ten Ren Tea. may terminate or suspend the right of any user to access TEN REN TEA powered Web Site at any time, with or without cause, in Ten Ren Tea.’s absolute discretion, with notice to the Licensees. The recital in these Terms of specific grounds for termination of a user’s right to access the TEN REN TEA powered Web Site shall in no manner whatsoever limit Ten Ren Tea.’ s absolute right to terminate any user’s access to the Web Site under this paragraph.
Modifications of Agreement or Service
(b) Ten Ren Tea. may at any time, without notice or liability, change or eliminate the whole Web Site. Your only right with respect to any dissatisfaction with any service related change or elimination is to cease use of the TEN REN TEA powered Web Site.
(a) Failure of Ten Ren Tea. to exercise or enforce any right(s) or provision(s) of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.
(b) These Terms, and all other aspects of your use of the Web Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located within the County of Montgomery, Maryland for any disputes or claims arising out of the Site or use of the Site, and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.