Please read the following terms and conditions carefully. By entering the site and/or becoming a member you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions:
Intellectual property rights in the content of the site
All material on the site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, and software, is owned by Thoughtnova and is protected by copyright and trademark laws. You may not copy, modify, reproduce, republish, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from this site including the underlying code and software, save as authorized by this agreement. You are only authorized to use the site and its contents for your personal, non–commercial use. This amounts to viewing the site and printing off individual pages or sections for personal use.
Any content provided by you by, for example, submitting content, posting messages to bulletin boards or chat forums, uploading files, inputting data, or engaging in any other form of communication through this service, although owned by you, is subject to a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license allowing Thoughtnova to use, copy, sublicense, adapt, transmit, publicly perform or display any such content. This license does not apply to the message content of your personal messaging (PM) account, the privacy and integrity of which will be respected at all times.
Thoughtnova will use its reasonable endeavors to ensure that the site and the facilities thereon (including newsletters, personal email, and chat forums – Community Services) is/are available at all times and that Thoughtnova supplied content on the site is true, accurate, and error-free. However, we do not guarantee this and provide no warranties unless specifically stated.
Code of conduct
You understand and agree that Thoughtnova may review and delete any material or content, including but not limited to text, comment, message, photo, or profile that in the sole judgment of Thoughtnova does not comply with this Agreement, applicable law or regulation, or which might be offensive, illegal or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of other users. Thoughtnova will regularly monitor the Services for inappropriate and illegal contents posted by the users. The number of users and amount of contents in the Services are very large, and therefore it is not possible for Thoughtnova to monitor all and every material posted on the Services. If illegal or inappropriate material or content escapes Thoughtnova’s notice when monitoring, this is not to be seen as Thoughtnova approving of such material or content and Thoughtnova has no responsibility or liability for such material or content. Thoughtnova assumes no responsibility or liability for the conduct of users, including you, submitting any such material or content. It is very important that you report any illegal or inappropriate Contents that you become aware of to Thoughtnova at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are entirely responsible for the material or content that you publish or display or in any other way make available on or through any of the Services or in any other way transmitted to other Users. Material or content are not automatically reviewed by Thoughtnova before posted and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Thoughtnova. Thoughtnova is not responsible for the accuracy and reliability of the material or content or other information provided by the users or any other information that you transmit to other users.
The list below is a partial list of the kind of Contents that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the Services and the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on the Website and through your use of the Services. Note that the list can not be made complete but should be regarded as a guideline to the spirit of what is prohibited. Thoughtnova reserves the right to inspect and take appropriate legal action against anyone who infringes this prohibition, including but is not limited to, removing the offending material or content from the Services, terminating the membership of the violator, and reporting to the appropriate law enforcement authorities. Prohibited material or content include, but are not limited to material or content that:
- are offensive and promote racism, prejudice, hatred or physical harm against any individual or group;
- exploit people in a sexual or violent manner;
- display pornographic, sexually explicit or violent material of any kind;
- display pornographic, sexually eharasses or encourage harassment of another individual or group;
- criminal activity such as drug dealing, trafficking, child pornography, fraud, obscene material, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, sending of harmful computer files, theft of trade secrets or intrusion of copyright or patent rights;
- provides any street addresses, photograph of another person, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses or any other personal information of that kind without consent from that individual;
- use any information from the Services in order to stalk, harass, abuse or harm another person;
- promote information that you know is deceptive or phony or promote illegal activities or conduct that is insulting, obscene, threatening, derogatory or slanderous;
- provide instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons or fireworks or creating or distributing computer viruses, etc;
- promote an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s or company’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to such, providing information to evade copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or video or links to pirated music- or video files;
- contain restricted or password only access pages not linked to from another accessible page or hidden pages or images;
- ask for passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
- involve commercial activities and/or sales without our prior consent such as advertising, contests, barter, sweepstakes, or pyramid schemes;
- involve the transmission of junk mail, chain letters, or unsolicited mass mailing or spamming etc;
- filmmaker or band profiles that uses sexually suggestive imagery or any other unjust, false or deceiving material or content intended to draw traffic to the profile;
- contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell contents or services to a specific user without their prior explicit consent;
- covering or concealing the banner advertisements on your personal profile page or any other Thoughtnova page;
- contain political or religious propaganda;
- any automated use of the Service, such as using scripts to add friends;
- interfering with, disrupting or creating an undue burden on the Services or the networks or services connected to the Services;
- pretending to be another user or person;
- using the account of another user or disclosing or transferring your password to any third party or allowing any third party to have access to your account; or
- using the Services in a way that intentionally or unintentionally violates any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
Proprietory rights in contents
By submitting, displaying, or publishing any material or content such as texts, files, messages, photos, video, images, sounds, profiles, works of authorship, or any other materials (“Contents”) on or through the services provided by Thoughtnova, you grant to Thoughtnova a fully-paid, non-exclusive, and royalty-free), worldwide license to use, modify copy, translate, adapt, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, reproduce, store and distribute such Contents on and through the Services or in media that are partners to Thoughtnova. This license will come to an end at the time you remove such Contents from the Services and upon your notification to Thoughtnova. Regardless of this, a residual or backup copy of the Contents posted may remain on the servers after you have removed the Contents from the Services and Thoughtnova maintains the rights to those copies. You warrant and represent that you own the Contents posted by you or otherwise have the right to grant the above-described license. Furthermore, you warrant and represent that the posting of your Contents on or through the Services does not violate the copyrights, publicity rights, contract rights, privacy rights, or any other rights of any person or company. You agree to pay for all fees, royalties, and any other duty owed to any person or company by reason of any Contents posted by you to or through the Services.
The Services contain Contents of Thoughtnova which are protected by intellectual property right laws and regulations and other laws. Thoughtnova owns and maintains all rights in the Contents and the Services. Thoughtnova hereby grants you a revocable, limited, non-sublicensable license to display and reproduce Thoughtnova Contents exclusively for your personal use in connection with using the Services and viewing the Website. Such a license does not include any software code or other similar Contents.
The Services contain Contents from Users Members and other Thoughtnova licensors. You are prohibited to copy, display, publish, distribute, broadcast, or in any other way forward or sell any Contents appearing on or through the Services if the Contents is not provided by you.
Thoughtnova shall be entitled to discontinue the website services or any of the additional Community Services or to disable any particular user’s account or access rights at any time with no notice.
In relation to any service provided on this Site, Thoughtnova may terminate such account for inactivity, being a failure to log in to the service 60 days or later after registration and, subsequently, a failure to use the account for 90 days since your last log-on. In addition, Thoughtnova may delete content in user account after 90 days. Thoughtnova shall have no obligation to maintain any content in your account or to forward to you or any third party.
Thoughtnova shall have the right (but not the obligation) to monitor any publicly posted material and to, without notice edit, delete or remove any material postings or comments that it deems inappropriate or otherwise in violation of this agreement.
Disclaimer / liability
Use of the site and the facilities thereon, and any material or information obtained from this site (all of which is provided free of charge) is at your own risk, and Thoughtnova hereby expressly disclaims, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, all warranties, express or implied, of any kind whatsoever including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and infringement. In addition, Thoughtnova shall not be responsible for the failure of performance of this site and/or the software used thereon or obtained therefrom; the loss of data or services resulting from delays, non-deliveries, misdeliveries, or service interruption; the accuracy, quality, or nature of information obtained through its services; nor the consequences arising from or related to any viruses transmitted through its servers, or any liability, costs, loss of profits or consequential losses arising from your use of, or inability to access this site, save that liability for death or personal injury is not excluded.
In relation to User Content Thoughtnova shall not be responsible for any such content posted by users in chat rooms or other community areas. All such content whether expressed as opinions, statements, or recommendations, are those of users expressing such views and are not those of Thoughtnova.
This site may be linked to or from other sites that are not maintained by Thoughtnova. Thoughtnova does not control in any respect any information, products, or services offered by such other sites and shall NOT be responsible for the content of such other sites. For example, users may be able to buy goods and services via the site, some of which may be through third-party retailers who link to the site. Users may also enter into correspondence with or participate in promotions of advertisers on the Site. Thoughtnova in no way endorses these third parties and any such transactions, dealings, correspondence with or participation in promotions of, third parties, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such matters are solely between the corresponding user and the third party. Thoughtnova assumes no liability, obligation, or responsibility for any part of any such transaction, dealing, correspondence or participation.
You agree to indemnify Thoughtnova in respect of any liability or any costs, loss of profits, loss of data, or consequential losses arising from a breach by you of any of the terms of this agreement.
Changes to the terms and conditions
Thoughtnova reserves the right, in our sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of the Agreement. It is your responsibility to check the Agreement periodically for changes.
This User Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Sweden, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Swedish Courts.
If any provision(s) of the User Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision(s) shall be construed, as nearly as possible, to reflect the intentions of the parties with the other provisions remaining in full force and effect.
Thoughtnova’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the User Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by Thoughtnova in writing.