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GradFinder Terms of Use Agreement

      Welcome to GradFinder, a service of FriendFinder California, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as " FriendFinder California, Inc. " , "GradFinder", "GradFinder Site" or "Site"). You must read and agree to these terms and conditions before you may access or view our Site. Please read them carefully. By visiting the GradFinder Site, you are agreeing to its terms. This Agreement is subject to change at any time and changes are effective upon posting. Bookmark this page and check it frequently as it is up to you to refer to this page for any amendments/changes to the original Agreement.

1. Eligibility:
      You must be 18 or over to register as a member of or use this Site. Membership in the service is void where prohibited. By using and/or viewing this site, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all of its terms and conditions, that you are at least 18-years old, and that you are not prohibited by law from using the Site.

2. Fees/Termination:
      Site and related service usage and/or subscription fees and duration of services were provided to you upon registration and may change from time to time upon electronic notice to you. We use credit card processors or banks outside the United States to process your transactions. In some instances, your bank or credit card issuer may charge you a small "foreign transaction fee." Before purchasing any service, please check with your bank or credit card issuer for more information about its policies regarding foreign transaction fees.

We reserve the right to terminate your access to the Site for any reason or no reason. FriendFinder California, Inc. may terminate your membership upon sending notice to you at the email address you provide in your application for membership or such other email address as you may later provide to us or via any other method in its sole discretion. If FriendFinder California, Inc. terminates your membership in the GradFinder service because you have breached this Agreement, in the sole discretion of FriendFinder California, Inc. , you will not be entitled to any refund of any unused subscription fees and thereby you agree to waive any claim to such refund of fees. Upon termination of your membership for any reason or no reason any and all points accumulated in any of the Site's programs shall be terminated with no liability to you. You expressly acknowledge that any program providing points or other credits and your participation in it can be terminated in the sole discretion by FriendFinder California, Inc. at any time with no liability to you whatsoever and that you did not join or remain a member of the Site or any other services in reliance on any such program(s), or the use or availability of such points or credits, or the continuation of the program(s). Points and credits have no monetary value whatsoever and may not be transferred to other persons. Even after this Agreement is terminated certain provisions will remain in effect, namely Sections 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, inclusive, of this Agreement.

      You, the buyer, may cancel this agreement, without any penalty or obligation, at any time prior to midnight of the original contract seller's third business day following the date of this contract, excluding Sundays and holidays. To cancel this agreement, mail or deliver a signed and dated notice, or send a telegram which states that you, the buyer, are canceling this agreement, or words of similar effect. This notice shall be sent to: FriendFinder California, Inc. , Customer Service-Cancellations, 220 Humboldt Ct., Sunnyvale CA 94089.

If by reason of death or Disability you, the buyer, are unable to receive all services for which the buyer has contracted, the buyer and the buyer's estate may elect to be relieved of the obligation to make payments for services other than those received before death or the onset of Disability. "Disability" means a condition which precludes the buyer from physically using the services specified in the contract during the term of disability and the condition is verified in writing by a physician designated and remunerated by the buyer. The written verification of the physician shall be presented to FriendFinder, the seller. If you, the buyer, have prepaid any amount for services, so much of the amount prepaid that is allocable to services that the buyer has not received due to death or Disability shall be promptly refunded to the buyer or his or her representative. This provision 2 (b) shall supersede any other provision's terms that are contrary herein.

3. Non-Commercial Use by Members/Viewers:
      This GradFinder site is for the personal use of individual members and viewers only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become members of this GradFinder site and shall not use the GradFinder service or site for any purpose including but not limited to: sending unsolicited commercial e-mail to members, sending advertisements for other web sites and services in this site's chat rooms, or using member personal identifying information for commercial purposes. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the site, including unauthorized framing of or linking to the site or the sending of unsolicited commercial email will be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress and/or termination of membership at GradFinder's sole discretion. In order to prevent the sending of unsolicited commercial email or chat messages to its members, FriendFinder California, Inc. may take reasonable steps, including the limiting of the numbers of emails or chat messages sent or received by a member and electronically filtering or throttling or terminating e-mail and chat messages at FriendFinder California, Inc. 's sole discretion.

4. Proprietary Rights of Content on GradFinder:
      FriendFinder California, Inc. owns and retains other proprietary rights in the GradFinder site and the GradFinder service. The site contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of FriendFinder California, Inc. , and its licensors. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.

5. Content Posted on the Site/CDA:
      A) FriendFinder California, Inc. claims immunity from liability to the fullest extent under the law and as provided under the Communications Decency Act for Content provided by third parties and members and nothing in this Agreement is intended to waive, remove, or usurp such immunity. You understand and agree that FriendFinder California, Inc. may delete any content, messages, photos or profiles (collectively, "Content") that in the sole judgment FriendFinder California, Inc. violates the Terms of Use or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of FriendFinder California, Inc. and/or its members.
B) You are solely responsible for the content that you publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on the GradFinder, or transmit to other FriendFinder California, Inc. members.
C) By posting content to any public area of GradFinder, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to FriendFinder California, Inc. and its members, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute such information, rights of publicity, and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works and other media, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. For privacy terms, please refer to our Privacy Policy.
D) FriendFinder California, Inc. will investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication from the site or service and terminating the membership of such violators. The following is a partial list of the kind of content that is illegal or prohibited on the site - it includes content that: is patently offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; harasses or advocates harassment of another person or invades their privacy; involves the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," or unsolicited commercial e-mail or "spamming"; promotes information that you know is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; 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; contains restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page); displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind; provides material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18; provides content that involves cursing, swearing, incest, falsifying gender, violence, necrophilia, impersonating another member, threat of suicide or harm to oneself or others, drug paraphernalia, or bestiality; provides instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses; solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; sending advertisements in chat or instant messaging messages; and engages in commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes.
E) You must use the GradFinder service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
F) You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained herein without our prior expressed written permission. You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to bypass or to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the GradFinder Site. You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure. Much of the information on our site is updated on a real time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to FriendFinder California, Inc. by our users or third parties.
G) You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other members to buy or sell any products or services through the service. You will not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other GradFinder members. Although FriendFinder California, Inc. cannot monitor the conduct of its members off the GradFinder site, it is also a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person, or in order to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any member without their prior explicit consent.
H) Your profile (and its contents) may be searchable by, and you may be able to search for the profiles (and their contents) of, members registered to other Friendfinder Network operated and "powered by" websites, e.g. co-branded, privately labeled, etc. This feature may allow you to interact with additional members of Friendfinder Network websites.
I) Your profile (and the contents thereof) may be searchable by third-party publicly available search engines.

6. Copyright Policy/DMCA Notice:
      You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights or otherwise have a valid basis under the law, including "fair use". Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the GradFinder service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information consistent with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA): an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the our site including the URLs of web pages and/or hyperlinks; your address, telephone number, and email address; 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; 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. FriendFinder California, Inc. 's Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement or those under the DMCA can be reached as follows:


General Counsel, FriendFinder California, Inc.
220 Humboldt Ct, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 United States



It is the intention of FriendFinder California, Inc. to fully comply with the DMCA, including the Notice and "take down" provisions and to benefit from the safe harbors immunizing it from liability to the fullest extent provided by law, and to the extent the Notice and "take down" requirements above deviate from the requirements under the DMCA then the Notice requirements as provided by the DMCA shall control and are herein incorporated by reference.

7. Member Disputes:
      FriendFinder California, Inc. does not solicit or control the information provided by other users that is made available through our system. You may find other user's information to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate and/or deceptive. If so, please request a profile review using the link provided on the member’s profile page or at various other places throughout the website. Please also use caution, common sense, and safety when using our site. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other GradFinder members. Because it is not involved in member interactions, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more members or those who have posted, viewed and/or used information on the GradFinder site, you release FriendFinder California, Inc. , including its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries and employees, from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code ยง 1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor." FriendFinder California, Inc. reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other members.

8. Privacy:
      Use of the GradFinder site and/or its service is governed by our Privacy Policy, which may change from time to time upon electronic notice to you.

9. Disclaimers:
      FriendFinder California, Inc. , including its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries and employees is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate content posted on the GradFinder site or in connection with the GradFinder service, whether caused by users, members or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the service, nor for the conduct of any user and/or member of the GradFinder service whether online or offline. FriendFinder California, Inc. 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, user and/or member communications. FriendFinder California, Inc. is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line-systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to users and/or members or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the GradFinder site and/or in connection with the GradFinder service. Under no circumstances FriendFinder California, Inc. , be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from anyone's use of the Site or the service and/or any content posted on the GradFinder site or transmitted to GradFinder Members. The Site and the service are provided "AS-IS" and FriendFinder California, Inc. expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. FriendFinder California, Inc. cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the site and/or the GradFinder service.

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10. Limitation on Liability:
      Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted (and in that event liability is disclaimed to the fullest extent permitted by law), in no event will FriendFinder California, Inc. be liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including also lost profits arising from your use of the Site or the GradFinder service, even FriendFinder California, Inc. has been advised of the possibility of such damages. You further agree to hold FriendFinder California, Inc. , including its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries and employees harmless for claims arising in the event that other user’s profile ultimately proves to be offensive, harmful, inaccurate and/or deceptive. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, FriendFinder California, Inc. '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 GradFinder for the service during the term of membership.

11. U.S. Export Controls:
      Software from this site is further subject to United States export controls. No software from this Site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.

12. Arbitration of Disputes:
      Any and all disputes arising out of or related to these Terms of Use and/or your relationship with FriendFinder California, Inc. and/or your use of this Site shall be submitted to binding arbitration according to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The parties to the arbitration shall evenly divide any and all costs of the arbitration. Neither party shall be entitled to attorney fees. All parties submit to exclusive jurisdiction in Santa Clara County, California. The arbitration shall take place exclusively in Santa Clara County, California at JAMS before a retired judge and shall be governed by California law without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

13. Indemnity:
      You agree to indemnify and hold FriendFinder California, Inc. , its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the service in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of these Terms of Use and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above.

14. Notices/Other:
      Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be given by postal mail to:


General Counsel, FriendFinder California, Inc.
220 Humboldt Ct, Sunnyvale, CA 94089


or to the email address you provide to GradFinder during the registration process. Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, FriendFinder California, Inc. may give you notice by certified mail, postage prepaid and return receipt requested, to the address provided to GradFinder during the registration process. In such case, notice shall be given 3 days after the date of mailing. You agree that this Agreement and all incorporated Agreements may be automatically assigned by FriendFinder California, Inc. , in our sole discretion, to a third party. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. References to FriendFinder California, Inc. shall include its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees. FriendFinder California, Inc. 's failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive its right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.



FriendFinder California, Inc. is located at:
220 Humboldt Ct, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
 




International Offices:
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(Revised October 20, 2009)



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