You fight. We decide who's right. Sign Up

Terms Of Use



October 1, 2010

SideTaker.com is a polling and advice service that allows Members to create unique personal profiles online in order to add their personal arguments anonymously for Users to decide the outcome, in turn becoming eligible to participate in the SideTaker.com Winners Program (STWP) as a content creator. The services offered by SideTaker.com ("SideTaker.com" or "we") include the SideTaker.com website (the "SideTaker.com Website"). The SideTaker.com Services are hosted in the U.S.

This Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement") sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of the SideTaker.com Services. By using the SideTaker.com Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a "Visitor" (which means that you simply browse the SideTaker.com Website) or you are a "Member" (which means that you have registered with SideTaker.com). The term "User" refers to a Visitor or a Member. You are only authorized to use the SideTaker.com Services (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully and save it. If you do not agree with it, you should leave the SideTaker.com Website and discontinue use of the SideTaker.com Services immediately. If you wish to become a Member, communicate with other Members and make use of the SideTaker.com Services, you must read this Agreement and indicate your acceptance during the Registration process.

This Agreement includes SideTaker.com's policy for acceptable use of the SideTaker.com Services and Content posted on the SideTaker.com Website, your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the SideTaker.com Services and SideTaker.com's Privacy Policy. In order to participate in certain SideTaker.com Services, you may be notified that you are required to download software (Adobe Flash) or content and/or agree to additional terms and conditions. Unless otherwise provided by the additional terms and conditions applicable to the SideTaker.com Services in which you choose to participate, those additional terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement. You may receive a copy of this Agreement by emailing us at: [email protected], Subject: Terms of Use Agreement.

SideTaker.com may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting by SideTaker.com on the SideTaker.com Website. You agree to be bound to any changes to this Agreement when you use the SideTaker.com Services after any such modification is posted. It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

Please choose carefully the information you post on SideTaker.com and that you provide to other Users. Your SideTaker.com profile (including all user-generated content such as stories, questions, and comments) may not include the following items: obscene, lewd, excessively violent, harassing, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable subject matter. Despite this prohibition, information provided by other SideTaker.com Members (for instance, in their Profile) may contain inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or sexually explicit material, products or services, and SideTaker.com assumes no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of the SideTaker.com Services by any person, please contact us.

SideTaker.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting or video by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the SideTaker.com Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability.

  1. Eligibility. Use of and Membership in the SideTaker.com Services is void where prohibited. By using the SideTaker.com Services, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are 13 years of age or older; (d) you are a resident of the United States of America; and (e) your use of the SideTaker.com Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your profile may be deleted and your Membership may be terminated without warning, if we believe that you are under 13 years of age, if we believe that you are under 18 years of age and you represent yourself as 18 or older, or if we believe you are over 18 and represent yourself as under 18.
  2. Term. This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the SideTaker.com Services or are a Member. You may terminate your Membership at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Member's Account Settings page. SideTaker.com may terminate your Membership at any time, without warning. Even after Membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect, including sections 5-17.
  3. Fees. You acknowledge that SideTaker.com reserves the right to charge for the SideTaker.com Services and to change its fees from time to time in its discretion. If SideTaker.com terminates your Membership because you have breached the Agreement, you shall not be entitled to the refund of any unused portion of subscription fees. As of its current form, the SideTaker.com service remains free for the User.
  4. Password. When you sign up to become a Member, you will also be asked to choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree not to use the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify SideTaker.com immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.
  5. Commercial Use by Members. The SideTaker.com Services are for the personal use of Members and may not be used in connection with commercial endeavors except those that are specifically disapproved by SideTaker.com. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the SideTaker.com Services, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the SideTaker.com Website is prohibited. Appropriate legal action will be taken for any illegal or unauthorized use of the SideTaker.com Services.
  6. Proprietary Rights in Content on SideTaker.com.
    1. SideTaker.com does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") that you post to the SideTaker.com Services. After posting your Content to the SideTaker.com Services, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content, and you continue to have the right to use your Content in any way you choose. By displaying or publishing ("posting") any Content on or through the SideTaker.com Services, you hereby grant to SideTaker.com a limited license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content solely on and through the SideTaker.com Services.

      Without this license, SideTaker.com would be unable to provide the SideTaker.com Services. The license you grant to SideTaker.com is non-exclusive (meaning you are free to license your Content to anyone else in addition to SideTaker.com), fully-paid and royalty-free (meaning that SideTaker.com is not required to pay you for the use on the SideTaker.com Services of the Content that you post), sublicensable (so that SideTaker.com is able to use its affiliates and subcontractors such as Internet content delivery networks to provide the SideTaker.com Services), and worldwide (because the Internet and the SideTaker.com Services are global in reach). This license will terminate at the time you remove your Content from the SideTaker.com Services. The license does not grant SideTaker.com the right to sell your Content, nor does the license grant SideTaker.com the right to distribute your Content outside of the SideTaker.com Services.

    2. You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the SideTaker.com Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, and (ii) the posting of your Content on or through the SideTaker.com Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Content posted by you to or through the SideTaker.com Services.
    3. The SideTaker.com Services contain Content of SideTaker.com ("SideTaker.com Content"). SideTaker.com Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and SideTaker.com owns and retains all rights in the SideTaker.com Content and the SideTaker.com Services. SideTaker.com hereby grants you a limited, revocable, nonsublicensable license to reproduce and display the SideTaker.com Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with viewing the SideTaker.com Website and using the SideTaker.com Services.
    4. The SideTaker.com Services contain Content of Users and other SideTaker.com licensors. Except for Content posted by you, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any Content appearing on or through the SideTaker.com Services.
    5. The SideTaker.com license on your Content is based on the type of participation you have. Any Member participating in STWP, meaning they are taking (or attempting as intent to receive) monetary compensation in winning (or losing) an argument in the form of gift cards, also accepts extended licensing which requires them to allow SideTaker.com use of their video, audio, or text argument for a period of no less than 365 days. Requesting to remove content early would require the repayment in all forms of compensation received by both parties through the STWP.
  7. Content Posted.
    1. SideTaker.com may delete any Content that in the sole judgment of SideTaker.com violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any person. SideTaker.com assumes no responsibility for monitoring the SideTaker.com Services for inappropriate Content or conduct. If at any time SideTaker.com chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the SideTaker.com Services, SideTaker.com nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such Content.
    2. You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on or through any of the SideTaker.com Services, and any material or information that you transmit to other Members and for your interactions with other Users. SideTaker.com does not endorse and has no control over the Content. Content is not necessarily reviewed by SideTaker.com prior to posting (unless it is part of the STWP) and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of SideTaker.com. SideTaker.com makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Content or to the accuracy and reliability of the Content or any material or information that you transmit to other Members. You have the right to request your content be removed from SideTaker.com and any videos delivered and hosted through YouTube.com's API services.
  8. Content/Activity Prohibited. The following is a partial list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the SideTaker.com Services. SideTaker.com reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in SideTaker.com's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the SideTaker.com Services and terminating the Membership of such violators. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to Content that, in the sole discretion of SideTaker.com:
    1. uses the last name of any individuals in their stories;
    2. is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
    3. harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
    4. exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
    5. contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
    6. solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
    7. promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
    8. promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
    9. involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, "spimming," or "spamming";
    10. contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
    11. furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
    12. solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;

      The following is a partial list of the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on the SideTaker.com Website and through your use of the SideTaker.com Services. SideTaker.com reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in SideTaker.com's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:

      1. criminal or tortious activity, including child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets;
      2. advertising to, or solicitation of, any Member to buy or sell any products or services through the SideTaker.com Services. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Members. It is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the SideTaker.com Services in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any Member without their prior explicit consent. If you breach this Agreement and send unsolicited bulk email, instant messages or other unsolicited communications of any kind through the SideTaker.com Services, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to SideTaker.com, but that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to ascertain.
      3. interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the SideTaker.com Services or the networks or services connected to the SideTaker.com Services;
      4. attempting to impersonate another Member or person;
      5. using the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or disclosing your password to any third party or permitting any third party to access your account;
      6. using any information obtained from the SideTaker.com Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person; or
      7. using the SideTaker.com Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
    13. Copyright Policy. You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is the policy of SideTaker.com to terminate Membership privileges of any Member who repeatedly infringes the copyright rights of others upon receipt of proper notification to SideTaker.com by the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the SideTaker.com Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the SideTaker.com Services; (iv) your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a written 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; (vi) 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 and email: [email protected].
    14. Member Disputes. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other SideTaker.com Members. SideTaker.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members.
    15. Privacy. Use of the SideTaker.com Services is also governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.
    16. Disclaimers. SideTaker.com is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the SideTaker.com Website or in connection with the SideTaker.com Services, whether caused by Users of the SideTaker.com Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the SideTaker.com Services. Stories created and posted by Members on the SideTaker.com Website may contain links to other websites. SideTaker.com is not responsible for the Content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are in no way investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by SideTaker.com. Inclusion of any linked website on the SideTaker.com Services does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by SideTaker.com. When you access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. SideTaker.com takes no responsibility for third party advertisements which are posted on this SideTaker.com Website or through the SideTaker.com Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by its advertisers. SideTaker.com is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the SideTaker.com Services. SideTaker.com assumes 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, any User or Member communication. SideTaker.com is 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 any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the SideTaker.com Services or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Users or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the SideTaker.com Services. Under no circumstances shall SideTaker.com be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the SideTaker.com Services, attendance at a SideTaker.com event, from any Content posted on or through the SideTaker.com Services, or from the conduct of any Users of the SideTaker.com Services, whether online or offline. The SideTaker.com Services are provided "AS-IS" and as available and SideTaker.com expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. SideTaker.com cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the SideTaker.com Services.
    17. Limitation on Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL SIDETAKER.COM BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF SIDETAKER.COM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, SIDETAKER.COM'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO SIDETAKER.COM FOR THE ONLYTHOSE SERVICES DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP.
    18. Disputes. If there is any dispute about or involving the SideTaker.com Services, you agree that the dispute shall be governed by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, USA, without regard to conflict of law provisions and you agree to exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of the United States.
    19. Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold SideTaker.com, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the SideTaker.com Services in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above and/or if any Content that you post on the SideTaker.com Website or through the SideTaker.com Services causes SideTaker.com to be liable to another.
    20. Other. This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the SideTaker.com Website or any of the SideTaker.com Services and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and SideTaker.com regarding the use of the SideTaker.com Services. The failure of SideTaker.com to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. SideTaker.com is a trademark of SideTaker.com. This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

    Please contact us at: contact SideTaker.com with any questions regarding this Agreement.

    I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED ABOVE.


Random Poll

3,7,9,3,5,10,4

Activity

...

Login


Or use facebook...


Reset Password | Sign Up | FAQ | Contact Us