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BLOCKZ MAGAZINE TERMS OF USE AS OF AUGUST 29, 2014

If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following Terms and Conditions (Terms) of use, in conjunction with our privacy policy.

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE BLOCKZ MAGAZINE SITE OR SERVICES

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
The Blockz Magazine Website are operated by Blockz Magazine. These terms and conditions (“Terms”) govern the use of the Blockz Magazine website (the “Website”) and all related services provided by Blockz Magazine (the Website and related services are collectively referred to as the “Website”) and constitute an agreement between you (“You”) andBlockz Magazine (“Blockz Magazine”). Your use of the Website including any services or functionalities that may be made available by Blockz Magazine from time to time, is conditioned upon Your acceptance of and continued adherence to these Terms.

2. MODIFICATIONS
Blockz Magazine reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify these Terms at any time at any time and without prior notice, to modify, alter or update this Agreement. The date of the most recent revision will appear on this page. Continued access to the Site and use of the Services by you will constitute your acceptance of any changes or revisions to the Agreement. Blockz Magazine also reserves the right to post additional rules of usage that apply to specific parts of the Site which may be posted in the relevant parts of the Site. Your use of the Services following any such posted modification and notice of same constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement as modified.

3. DEFINITIONS AND SERVICE DESCRIPTION
“Users”: A person that registers on the Website
a) “Contributor/Writer/Blogger”: A person that creates an account (video publisher/blogger/writer/expert/community moderator) on the Website.
b) “Content”: Any content, including without limitation blog posts, post comments, images, audio, video and text that Users or Contributors post on the Website other than on the Contributor’s Posts and all photographs that Authors post on the Website (including on the Contributor’s Posts).

An editorial staff will monitor the Posts. Content that is determined to be unacceptable will be removed from the Website.

4. PERMITTED USES
You must register to be a member with Blockz Magazinem in order to create and submit a Post. You may also be selected to be a Contributor/Writer to Blockz Magazine and follow said requirements outlined. Only adults (18 years and over) may request for a Contributor account (Contact Us). Your Contributor account gives you access to the services and functionality that we may establish and maintain from time to time and in our sole discretion. You are responsible for any and all activities occurring or content that is posted under your account. If you discover any unauthorized activity under your account contact us asap.

YOU:
a) must create quality Posts
b) are solely responsible for the Content you post.
c) agree to follow specific guidelines outlined here for submitting Posts/Comments/Q&A and other content services that are posted on the Website.
d) may only post Content to which You have the necessary rights, including (but not limited to) intellectual property rights regarding copyright, trademark and trade secrets. You must have permission to use third party content from the content owners.

5. RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITIONS ON USE
In your use of the Website You must abide by the following restrictions and prohibitions on use. As a Website User/Contributor YOU MAY NOT:
a) publish Posts or Content that include any content or links that are pornographic, defamatory, libelous, tortuous, vulgar, obscene, invasive of privacy, racially or ethnically objectionable, hateful, promotes or provides instructional information about illegal activities, promotes any act of cruelty or is otherwise offensive.
b) posts content targeted at children under the age of 13.
c) use the Website to violate any Federal, State or Local laws. Your Posts must comply with all laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
d) hack the Website or modify any Posts that are not your own.
e) link to any worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
f) link to pages or sites that are unrelated to the topic and content of Your Posts.
g) remove/decompile/disassemble any Blockz Magazine Software (as defined below) or use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the Website architecture.
h) posts content in breach of a confidentiality or fiduciary obligation you may have.
i) attempt to automatically redirect Website users to other domains, mislead users of the origins of the Posts Content contained in your Posts outside of the Website.
j) impersonate anyone or any representative of Blockz Magazine (note that such may include the screen name/username/subdomain name that you select for your Contributor account).
k) disrupt the Blockz Magazine Website or any servers by embedding code in the Posts or otherwise attacking the Website.
l) publish Posts or Content for any illegal activities or to promote or make solicitations for any illegal unauthorized activity.
m) spam any User or mass email any User in an automated fashion. (this may result in termination of use on our site, in our own discretion)
n) collect personal identifiable information about the Users of your Posts and sell or transfer that information.
o) use any automatic or manual process to harvest email addresses or other information from the Website.
p) Harass/threaten/intimidate others who use the Website.
q) publish Posts or Content written primarily in a language other than English.
r) promote gambling or links to sites that promote/offer gambling.
s) display misleading tags, categorizations and/or titles that don’t match the Posts’ content.
t) spam to promote Posts or Profiles.
u) use automation tools to create Blockz Magazine fake Accounts, Posts or Contributor Content to follow topics or to edit Posts. This includes, but is not limited to, article spinner software, blog and comment blasters and similar software of any online tools and services.

6. DISCONTINUATION OR MODIFICATION OF THE SERVICE
Blockz Magazine reserves the right to modify or discontinue temporarily/permanently the Website or any portion thereof at any time without liability to you or any third party. In addition, Blockz Magazine, in its sole discretion may terminate your password, account or use of or access to the Website (including Impression services as further described below) and delete any Posts or Content for any reason.

7. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS: CONTENT OWNERSHIP
The Website and any software used in connection with the Website (“Software”) contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Except as expressly authorized by Blockz Magazine or advertisers, You agree not to modify, rent, lease, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Website or the Software, in whole or in part. In addition, the content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the Website are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including, but not limited to, intellectual property) rights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of the Website, except as expressly allowed herein or via distribution tools Blockz Magazine supply to Users, such as RSS feeds and widgets is strictly prohibited. Blockz Magazine may at any point make additional software and tools available to Authors in connection with the Website (“Additional Software”). Authors who incorporate such Additional Software into their Posts may have to agree to additional terms and conditions before using such software and all rules and obligations outlined in these Terms apply to the ownership and use of such Additional Software.

Blockz Magazine does not claim ownership of Your Posts Content or Contributor Content. Such content will be owned by you or a third party from whom you have permission to post the content. By posting Posts Content on the Website, you grant Blockz Magazine a worldwide royalty-free and non-exclusive license, for as long as Your Post(s) is displayed on Blockz Magazine website and for a commercially reasonable time thereafter, to reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform, distribute, modify, adapt and publish the Posts Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your Posts on or in connection with the Website. By posting Contributor Content on the Website, you grant Blockz Magazine a worldwide royalty-free and non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform, distribute, modify, adapt and publish the Contributor Content on or in connection with the Website. You may remove Your Posts Content from the Website at your discretion. You may not remove your Contributor Content from the Website. Blockz Magazine may preserve and store Posts Content (including, for a commercially reasonable time, Posts Content you have removed from the Website) or Contributor Content, and may disclose such content if required to do so by law or if Blockz Magazine’s disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process (e.g., subpoenas); (b) enforce these Terms; (c) respond to claims that any Posts or Content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Blockz Magazine, its users and the public.

The Contributor, and not Blockz Magazine, will be fully responsible for all Posts Content or Contributor Content that is uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise made available by the Contributor on the Website (collectively “User Content”). Blockz Magazine cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of User Content. Blockz Magazine does not pre-screen User Content, but will have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse or remove any User Content for any reason, including User Content that may violate these Terms, or that is otherwise objectionable. Blockz Magazine also cannot take responsibility for anything that Your Posts users may do in reliance on the Posts Content you post in your Posts.

8. TRADEMARKS AND SERVICE MARKS
“Blockz Magazine” service marks or trademarks may be protected by applicable laws. Other product and company names mentioned on the Website may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

9. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Your Posts and the Website may include links to other sites or resources over which Blockz Magazine has no control or responsibility. Blockz Magazine does not monitor these sites for accuracy or completeness. As a result, Blockz Magazine is not responsible for the content or advertising on such sites, products or other materials which they may provide, such sites’ availability, or any damages caused or alleged to be caused in connection with such external websites. All such external websites included as links in Your Posts or accessed by you via the Website is done at your own risk and with your own liability.

The Contributor is still responsible for what links he or she elects to put in his or her Posts or Contributor Content. Blockz Magazine does prohibit the use of links to adult sites or download sites. Authors should refrain from doing so at any time.

10. PRIVACY POLICY
By using the Website, you are consenting to have your personally identifiable information and aggregate data collected, used, and disclosed as set forth in our Privacy Policy, and to have your personally identifiable information transferred to and processed in the United States.

11. INDEMNIFICATION
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Blockz Magazine and its partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information, attorneys, advertisers and affiliates harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to your violation of these Terms or use of the Website.

12. DISCLAIMER
THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE”, WITH “ALL FAULTS”, AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. Hip Hop Weekly MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR THAT ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.

13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT “BLOCKZ MAGAZINE” WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR POSTS, CONTENT TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE, OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE. Hip Hop Weekly ALSO WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THESE TERMS.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, “BLOCKZ MAGAZINE” 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 OR USE OF OUR SERVICE; (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN; (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICE; (V) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE THAT MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICE BY ANY THIRD PARTY; (VI) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE; AND/OR (VII) USER CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY. IN NO EVENT SHALL “BLOCKZ MAGAZINE”, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CLAIMS, PROCEEDINGS, LIABILITIES, OBLIGATIONS, DAMAGES, LOSSES OR COSTS IN AN AMOUNT EXCEEDING THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO “BLOCKZ MAGAZINE” HEREUNDER.

THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SECTION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF “BLOCKZ MAGAZINE” HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

THE RELEASES HEREUNDER ARE INTENDED TO APPLY TO ALL CLAIMS NOT NOW KNOWN OR SUSPECTED TO EXIST WITH THE INTENT OF WAIVING THE EFFECT OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1542, WHICH STATES: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR,” AS WELL AS OTHER LAWS REQUIRING PRESENT INTENT TO RELEASE FUTURE UNKNOWN CLAIMS.

The Website is controlled and operated from its facilities in the United States. Blockz Magazine makes no representations that the Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own risk and are entirely responsible for compliance with all applicable United States and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to export and import regulations. You may not use the Website if you are a resident of a country embargoed by the United States, or are a foreign person or entity blocked or denied by the United States government. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, all materials found on the Website are solely directed to individuals, companies, or other entities located in the United States.

14. SECURITY
We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.

15. THIRD-PARTY LINKS
The Website may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by Blockz Magazine. Blockz Magazine does not endorse any such sites or the information, materials, products, or services contained on or accessible through such sites. Blockz Magazine has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites or services. If you access a third party website from the Website, you do so at your own risk, and you understand that this Agreement and Blockz Magazine’s Privacy Policy do not apply to your use of such sites. You expressly relieve Blockz Magazine from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website or services or third party owned content. Additionally, your dealings with or participation in promotions of advertisers found on the Website, including payment and delivery of goods, and any other terms (such as warranties) are solely between you and such advertisers. You agree that Blockz Magazine shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any relations with such advertisers.

16. COPYRIGHTS AND COPYRIGHT AGENTS
We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you believe that your content or other work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent the following information in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act:
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;
c) A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website;
d) Your address, telephone number, and email address;
e) 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
f) 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.

17. GOVERNING LAW
These Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

18. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These Terms, together with the Blockz Magazine Privacy Policy and any other agreements incorporated by reference in these Terms or entered into between you and Blockz Magazine in connection with your registration as a Contributor, constitute the entire agreement between you and Blockz Magazine and govern your use of the Website, superseding any prior agreements between you and Blockz Magazine. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate or other Blockz Magazine services third-party content or third-party software.

19. WAIVER
The failure of Blockz Mayhem to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

20. ASSIGNMENT
These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Blockz Magazine without restriction.

21. NOTICES
Blockz Magazine may provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our website, as determined by Blockz Magazine at our sole discretion. Blockz Magazine reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our Users, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Agreement. Blockz Magazine is not responsible for any automatic filtering you or your network provider may apply to email notifications we send to the email address you provide us. We recommend that you add blockzmagazine@gmail.com to your email address book to help ensure you receive email notifications from us.

22. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
If a dispute arises during your use of the Website or under these Terms, You agree to abide by the following dispute resolution process, only proceeding to the next step if the previous step has not resolved.

Contact us describing the nature of the issue.