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GSW.com Terms of Use Agreement


Updated: 2012-03-01

Glow Stick Wars, Inc. ("GSW" or "we") operates GlowStickWars.com (the "Site"), which is a content hosting and sharing service that allows Users (as defined in the following paragraph) to store images and videos and share them across the Internet and create unique personal profiles online. The services offered by GSW include the Site, content (including, without limitation, images, video and accompanying audio) hosting and sharing on the Site and third party sites, applications and services, content editors, links to partner providers, printing and other photographic merchandise, GSW APIs, and any other features, content, mobile services, GSW branded URLs or applications offered from time to time by GSW in connection with GSW’s business (collectively, the "GSW Services"). The GSW Services are hosted in the United States.


This Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement") sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of the GSW Services. Use of the Site is also governed by the GSW Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference. By using the GSW Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a "Visitor" (which means that you simply browse or use the Site, including through a mobile device, or otherwise use the GSW Services without being registered) or you are a "Member" (which means that you have registered with GSW). The term "User" refers to a Visitor or a Member. You are only authorized to access this Site or to use the GSW Services, including materials and services contained in the Site (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and the terms of this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully and save it. If you do not agree to be bound by this Agreement and to follow all applicable laws, you should leave the Site and discontinue use of the GSW Services immediately. If you wish to make use of the GSW Services, read this Agreement and reaffirm your acceptance during the registration process.

This Agreement includes GSW's policy for acceptable use of the GSW Services and Content (as defined in Section 6.1 below) posted on or through the GSW Services and your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the GSW Services and Content posted on or through the GSW Services. In order to participate in certain GSW Services, you may be notified that you are required to download software or content and/or agree to additional terms and conditions from GSW. Unless otherwise provided by the additional terms and conditions applicable to the GSW 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: tou@glowstickwars.com, Subject: Terms of Use Agreement.

GSW may modify or amend this Agreement without notice at any time and such modification will be effective upon posting by GSW on the Site. Your continued use of the GSW Services after GSW posts a revised Agreement signifies your acceptance of the revised Agreement. 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 or through the GSW Services and that you make available directly or indirectly to other Users. Your GSW profile and any Content that you upload to GSW may not include any form of Prohibited Content, as outlined in Section 8 below. Despite this prohibition, information, materials, products or services provided by other GSW Users (for instance, in their profile or images/videos) may, in whole or in part, be unauthorized, impermissible or otherwise violate this Agreement, and GSW assumes no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of the GSW Services by any person, please email abuse@glowstickwars.com and include in your email a URL to the material in question.

GSW reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting (including, without limitation, descriptions, comments, images or videos) by you, or to deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the GSW Services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. GSW expressly reserves the right to remove any or all of your images, videos, account and profile and/or to deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the GSW Services if GSW determines, in its sole discretion, that you have violated this Agreement or pose a threat to GSW and/or its Users.

Eligibility. Use of the GSW Services and/or registration to be a Member for the GSW Services ("Membership") is void where prohibited. By using the GSW 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 14 years of age or older; and (d) your use of the GSW Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation.

Term. This Agreement, and any posted revision to this Agreement, shall remain in full force and effect while you use the GSW Services. You may terminate your Membership at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the account options page. GSW may terminate your Membership at any time, without warning for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. Even after Membership and/or your use of the GSW Services is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect in its entirety.

Password. When you sign up to become a Member, you will also be asked to choose a password. If a password was provided to you by GSW, you are responsible for choosing a new password which is private upon your first successful login to the Site. 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 GSW 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.

Use by Users. The GSW Services are for the personal use of Users and may be used for promotional purposes as well, but direct commercial endeavors may only be used if they are specifically endorsed or authorized by GSW. GSW reserves the right to remove commercial content in its sole discretion. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the GSW Services, including collecting usernames, user id numbers, and/or email addresses of Users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the Site, or employing third-party promotional sites or software to promote profiles for money, is prohibited. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of unauthorized solicitation may be removed from images, videos and/or Member profiles without notice or explanation and may result in termination of Membership privileges. GSW reserves the right to take appropriate legal action for any illegal or unauthorized use of the GSW Services.

Proprietary Rights in Content on GSW.

6.1  GSW does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, applications, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") that you post or link to on or through the GSW Services. By displaying or publishing ("posting") any Content on or through the GSW Services, you hereby grant to GSW and other users a non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, worldwide, limited license to use, modify, delete from, add to, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce and translate such Content, including without limitation distributing part or all of the Site in any media formats through any media channels. GSW may copy, print or display publicly available Content outside of the GSW Services, including without limitation, via the Site or third party websites or applications (for example, services allowing Users to order prints of Content or t-shirts and similar items containing Content). After you remove your Content from the GSW Website we will cease distribution as soon as practicable, and at such time when distribution ceases, the license to such Content will terminate.

6.2  You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the GSW Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, (ii) the posting and use of your Content on or through the GSW Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person, and (iii) the posting of your Content on the Site does not result in a breach of contract between you and a third party. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of Content you post on or through the GSW Services.

6.3  The GSW Services contain Content of GSW ("GSW Content"). GSW Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and GSW owns and retains all rights in the GSW Content and the GSW Services. GSW hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-sub-licensable license to reproduce and display the GSW Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with viewing the Site and using the GSW Services.

6.4  The GSW Services contain Content of Users and other GSW licensors. Except as provided within this Agreement, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any Content appearing on or through the GSW Services.

6.5  GSW performs technical functions necessary to offer the GSW Services, including but not limited to transcoding and/or reformatting Content to allow its use throughout the GSW Services.

6.6  Although the Site and other GSW Services are normally available, there will be occasions when the Site or other GSW Services will be interrupted for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunications links and equipment that are beyond the control of GSW. Also, although GSW will normally only delete Content that violates this Agreement, GSW reserves the right to delete any Content for any reason, without prior notice. Deleted content may be stored by GSW in order to comply with certain legal obligations and is not retrievable without a valid court order. Consequently, GSW encourages you to maintain your own backup of your Content. In other words, GSW is not a backup service. GSW will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the GSW Services, or the loss of any Content.

Content Posted.

7.1  GSW may reject, refuse to post or delete any Content for any or no reason, including Content that in the sole judgment of GSW violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights of any person or entity, or harm or threaten the safety of any person or entity. GSW assumes no responsibility for monitoring the GSW Services for inappropriate Content or conduct. However, regardless of whether the Content is public or private, GSW may choose to monitor such Content at any time, in its sole discretion. If at any time GSW chooses to monitor the GSW Services, GSW 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.

7.2  You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on or through any of the GSW Services, and any material or information that you transmit to other Users and for your interactions with other Users.

Content/Activity Prohibited. You must use the GSW Services in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations. The following are examples of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the GSW Services. GSW reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in GSW's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending Content from the GSW Services and terminating the Membership of such violators. Prohibited Content includes, but is not limited to, Content that, in the sole discretion of GSW:

8.1  is patently offensive or promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
8.2  harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
8.3  exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
8.4  contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
8.5  solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
8.6  publicly posts information that poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person;
8.7  constitutes or promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libellous;
8.8  constitutes or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work;
8.9  involves the transmission of "junk mail," "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, "spimming," or "spamming";
8.10  contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
8.11  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;
8.12  solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;
8.13  involves commercial activities and/or sales without prior written consent from GSW such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;
8.14  includes a photograph or video of another person that you have posted without that person's consent; or
8.15  violates the privacy rights, publicity rights, defamation rights, copyrights, trademark rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person.
The following are examples of the kind of activity that is illegal or prohibited on the Site and through the use of the GSW Services. GSW reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in GSW's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities. Prohibited activity includes, but is not limited to:
8.16  criminal or tortuous activity, including child pornography or erotica, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, spimming, "pyramid schemes," Ponzi schemes, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets;
8.17  advertising to, or solicitation of, any User to buy or sell any products or services through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the GSW Services. You may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Users.
8.18  circumventing or modifying, attempting to circumvent or modify, or encouraging or assisting any other person in circumventing or modifying any security technology or software that is part of the GSW Services
8.19  Forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any posting, or in any way use the Site or GSW Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information;
8.20  activity that involves the use of viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network;
8.21  interfering with the access of any User, host or network to the Site;
8.22  covering or obscuring the banner advertisements on your personal profile page, or any GSW page via HTML/CSS or any other means;
8.23  including any HTML, CSS or other coding on your personal profile page, including, without limitation, any hidden or otherwise surreptitiously contained code in the Content which is unrelated to the immediate aesthetic nature of the Content;
8.24  any automated use of the system, such as, but not limited to, using scripts to send images or videos;
8.25  interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the GSW Services or the networks or services connected to the GSW Services;
8.26  impersonating or attempting to impersonate another User, person or entity;
8.27  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;
8.28  selling or otherwise transferring your profile;
8.29  using any information obtained from the GSW Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person or entity, or attempting to do the same;
8.30  displaying an unauthorized commercial advertisement on your profile, or accepting payment or anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any commercial activity through the unauthorized or impermissible use of the GSW Services on behalf of that person or
8.31  deleting, or in any manner altering, the copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices appearing on any Content except your own Content;
8.32  using any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a GSW name, trademark, URL or product name without GSW's express written consent;
8.33  attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any GSW Service or breach any security or authentication measures;
8.34  collecting or store personal data about other users without their express permission;
8.35  impersonating or misrepresenting your affiliation with any person or entity, through pre-texting or any other form of social engineering, or otherwise committing fraud; or
8.36  using the GSW Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

Member Disputes. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members. GSW reserves the right, but has no obligation, to resolve or arbitrate disputes between you and other Members.

Disclaimers. GSW is not responsible for and makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Content or the accuracy and reliability of the Content posted on or through the GSW Services, whether caused by Users of the GSW Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the GSW Services and such Content does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of GSW. Profiles and third-party applications created and posted by Users on the Site may contain links to other websites. GSW 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 GSW. Inclusion of any linked website on the GSW Services does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by GSW. When you access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. GSW takes no responsibility for third-party advertisements or third-party applications or services that are posted on or through the GSW Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by its advertisers or third party websites or applications. GSW is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the GSW Services. GSW 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 communication. GSW 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 GSW 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 GSW Services. Under no circumstances shall GSW be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the GSW Services, from any Content posted on or through the GSW Services, or from the conduct of any Users of the GSW Services, whether online or offline. The GSW Services are provided "AS-IS" and as available and GSW expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. GSW cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the GSW Services.

Limitation on Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL GSW 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 GSW SERVICES, EVEN IF GSW HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, GSW'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 GSW FOR THE GSW SERVICES DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP.

U.S. Export Controls. Software available in connection with the GSW Services (the "Software") is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the GSW Services or otherwise exported or re-exported in violation of U.S. export laws. Downloading or using the Software is at your sole risk.

Disputes. The Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the Province of Ontario, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and GSW agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the Province of Ontario to resolve any dispute arising out of the Agreement or the GSW Services. EACH OF THE PARTIES HEREBY KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVES ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT OF ANY LITIGATION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS, CROSS-CLAIMS, OR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS) ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT. FURTHER, EACH PARTY HERETO CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE OR AGENT OF EITHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH PARTY WOULD NOT IN THE EVENT OF SUCH LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THIS WAIVER OF RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL PROVISION. EACH OF THE PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THIS SECTION IS A MATERIAL INDUCEMENT FOR THE OTHER PARTY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT.

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold GSW, 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 GSW 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 in this Agreement and/or if any Content that you post on or through the GSW Services causes GSW to be liable to another.

Protecting Copyrights and Other Intellectual Property. GSW respects the intellectual property of others, and requires that our users do the same. You may not upload, embed, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. GSW has the right to terminate the Membership of infringers. If you believe your work has been copied and posted on or through the GSW Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow the procedures set forth in the GSW Copyright and IP Policy.

Other. This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the Site or any of the GSW Services and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and GSW regarding the use of the GSW Services. The failure of GSW 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. 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: support@glowstickwars.com with any questions regarding this Agreement.
 
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Privacy Policy


Updated: 2012-03-01

Your privacy is critically important to us. At GSW we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.
  • On GlowStickWars.com, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

Glow Stick Wars, Inc. (“GSW”) operates the website www.glowstickwars.com. It is GSW’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.


Website Visitors


Like most website operators, GSW collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. GSW’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how GSW’s visitors use its website. From time to time, GSW may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

GSW also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. GSW does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.


Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information


Certain visitors to GSW’s websites choose to interact with GSW in ways that require GSW to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that GSW gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at glowstickwars.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with GSW – by purchasing Show Sticks, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, GSW collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with GSW. GSW does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.


Aggregated Statistics


GSW may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. GSW may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, GSW does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.


Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information


GSW discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on GSW’s behalf or to provide services available at GSW’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using GSW’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. GSW will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, GSW discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when GSW believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of GSW, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an GSW website and have supplied your email address, GSW may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with GSW and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. GSW takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


Cookies


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. GSW uses cookies to help GSW identify and track visitors, their usage of GSW website, and their website access preferences. GSW visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using GSW’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of GSW’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Ads


Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by GSW and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Privacy Policy Changes


Although most changes are likely to be minor, GSW may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in GSW’s sole discretion. GSW encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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GSW Inc. Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy

Updated: 2012-03-01 

Notification of Copyright Infringement

GSW respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects its users to do the same. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), the text of which may be found on the U.S. Copyright Office website at http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf, GSW will respond expeditiously to notices of alleged infringement that are reported to GSW's Designated Copyright Agent, identified in the sample notice below.

Notices of Alleged Infringement for Content Made Available Through the GSW Site

If you are a copyright owner, authorized to act on behalf of one, or authorized to act under any exclusive right under copyright, please report alleged copyright infringements taking place on or through the GlowStickWars.com website (the "Site") by completing the following notice ("Notice") and delivering it to the Designated Copyright Agent.
 
DMCA Notice of Alleged Infringement ("Notice")
1. Identify the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, or-if multiple copyrighted works are covered by this Notice-you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed.
2. Identify the material or link you claim is infringing (or the subject of infringing activity) and that access to which is to be disabled, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the GSW website where such material may be found.
3. Provide your mailing address, telephone number, and, if available, email address.
4. Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice:
* "I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use)."
* "I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed."
5. Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.

Deliver this Notice, with all items completed, to GSW's Designated Copyright Agent:

Copyright Agent
Glow Stick Wars, Inc.
80 Harrison Garden Boulevard
Suite #126
Toronto, ON M2N 7E3
CANADA
abuse@glowstickwars.com
 
 
GSW does not permit copyright infringing activities through its services and will, if properly notified that content infringes, remove or disable access to such content. GSW reserves the right to remove or disable access to content without prior notice. In appropriate circumstances, GSW will also terminate users whom it determines to be repeat infringers.

Counter Notices

A poster of allegedly infringing material may make a counter notice pursuant to Sections 512(g)(2) and 512(g)(3) of the DMCA. When GSW receives a counter notice, it may reinstate the material in question. To provide a counter notice to us, please return the following form to the GSW Copyright Agent.
 
 COUNTER NOTICE
1. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled on the GSW service and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled:
2. A statement as follows: "I hereby state under penalty of perjury that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled."
3. Your name, address, telephone number and, if available, email address:
4. I hereby consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which my address is located or, if my address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which GSW may be found, and I will accept service of process from the complaining party who notified GSW of the alleged infringement or an agent of such person.
5. Your physical or electronic signature (full legal name):____________________________
The Counter Notice should be delivered to the following Designated Copyright Agent of GSW:
Copyright Agent
Glow Stick Wars, Inc.
80 Harrison Garden Boulevard
Suite #126
Toronto, ON M2N 7E3
CANADA
abuse@glowstickwars.com
 
 
Subpoenas

GSW may be required to disclose information to individuals asserting rights under the DMCA. You hereby authorize GSW to release information about you if required by law or subpoena, without notice to you.

You agree that you, and not GSW, are responsible for any violations of any intellectual property rights in any content that you upload to the Site.

Notification of Trademark Infringement

If you believe that your trademark (the "Infringed Mark") is being used by a user in a way that constitutes trademark infringement, please provide GSW's Copyright Agent (specified above) with the following information:

1. Your physical or electronic signature, or a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on your behalf;
2. Information reasonably sufficient to permit GSW to contact you or your authorized agent, including a name, address, telephone number and, if available, an email address;
3. Identification of the Infringed Mark(s) claimed to have been infringed, including (i) for registered Infringed Marks, a copy of each relevant federal trademark registration certificate or (ii) for common law Infringed Marks, evidence sufficient to establish the time period and geographic area in which the Infringed Mark has been used by you;
4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit GSW to identify the use being challenged;
5. A statement that you have not authorized the challenged use, and that you have a good-faith belief that the challenged use is not authorized by law; and
6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the Infringed Mark owner, or are authorized to act on behalf of the Infringed Mark owner.

Upon receipt of notice as described above, GSW will confirm the existence of the Infringed Mark on the Site, notify the Registered User who posted the Infringed Mark, and take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the Infringed Mark from the Site. A Registered User may respond to notice of takedown by showing either (a) that the Infringed Mark has been cancelled, or has expired or lapsed or (b) that the Registered User has a trademark registration, an unexpired license covering the use, or some other relevant right to the Infringed Mark. If the Registered User succeeds in showing either (a) or (b) then GSW will not remove the Infringed Mark. If GSW decides to comply with a takedown request, it will do so within a commercially reasonable time after receipt of the notice.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, GSW will comply as appropriate with the terms of any court order relating to alleged trademark infringement on the Site.

Rights of Publicity and Use of Name or Likeness

GSW respects the rights of individuals to exploit their own name, voice, signature, photograph or likeness and prohibits its users from posting Content that would otherwise misappropriate a third party's right of publicity. If you think that your right of publicity is being misappropriated as a result of the content on the Site, please provide GSW's Copyright Agent (specified above) with the following information:

1. Information reasonably sufficient to permit GSW to identify the Content containing your likeness;
2. Your name, address, telephone number and, if available, your email address;
3. A statement that you, or in the case of a minor, your parent or legal guardian, (the "Authorizing Party") has not authorized the challenged use, and that the use is not otherwise authorized by law; and
4. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are the Authorizing Party or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the Authorizing Party.

Upon receipt of notice as described above, GSW will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, it deems appropriate, including removal of the challenged use from the Site, with notice to the Registered User in question, unless, prior to such removal, the Registered User in question sufficiently demonstrates that he or she has appropriate authorization or consent to use your likeness.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, GSW will comply as appropriate with the terms of any court order relating to the behavior of the challenged party identified in such court order.

That is all.