Last Updated January 8, 2013
3. Materials and Services.
Through this Site, MRA may make available to you: (a) certain audio and visual articles, text, images, illustrations, photographs, video, stories, cartoons, characters, documents and other materials contained or displayed in or made available through the Site (collectively, “Materials”); and (b) various services operated by MRA, such as content management service, audio recording services, chat rooms, bulletin boards and others (collectively, “Services”).
For additional terms applying to all contests and sweepstakes conducted by MRA, refer to the contest or sweepstakes information contained within the Site.
MRA and its licensors grant to you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to: (a) access, view, download, print, use and display Materials; and (b) use the tools and software on the Site (collectively, “Software”); solely for your own personal, informational, non-commercial use. In these TOU, all references to the “Site” shall be deemed to include all “Software,” “Materials” and “Services,” unless otherwise expressly indicated. All rights not expressly granted by MRA to you are retained by MRA, and you may not use the Site and/or any element of the Site in any manner or for any purpose not expressly authorized by these TOU. The rights granted to you do not include, and are not applicable to, the design or layout of the Site, which are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part.
6. Restrictions; Removal.
You shall not: (a) remove or destroy any proprietary rights marks or legends on or in the Site; (b) modify, enhance, adapt, translate, or create derivative works of the Site; (c) republish, post, transmit, transfer, distribute, assign, sublicense, rent, lease or sell the Site, or any portion thereof; (d) decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer the Site or any portion thereof; (e) reproduce or make copies of the Site, or any portion thereof and/or (f) “frame” or “mirror” the Site on any other server or Internet-based device; (g) deep-link (place a hyperlink on a website that links to another website but not at its homepage) to the Site for any purpose, unless otherwise expressly authorized by us to do so; and/or (g) duplicate, access, view, download, print, use, modify, display the Site for any commercial or other money-making purpose, unless otherwise expressly authorized by MRA to do so. You must obtain our prior written consent to make commercial offers of any kind on the Site, whether by advertising, solicitations, links, or any other form of communication. You acknowledge that certain elements of the Site are, or may in the future be, licensed to MRA by third parties and that the availability of such elements may cease automatically, without notice or liability on the part of MRA. MRA may, without notice or liability, change, suspend, discontinue or impose limits on any one or more features or elements of the Site, or restrict your access to all or portions of the Site.
7. Registration and Passwords.
a. Some areas of the Site may be accessed and used only by those authorized individuals who are registered on the Site. To register on the Site, you must complete the registration process by providing MRA with current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the registration form. Should MRA suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, MRA has the right to suspend or terminate your usage of the Site. MRA is entitled to rely on the information you provide, and you will be responsible for updating this information to maintain it as current. Registrations are non-transferable and cannot be shared or used by more than one individual or entity.
b. Once you have become an authenticated user, you will be given one or more personal, non-transferable passwords. You are and will be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of that password, for all activities conducted on and with the Site that make use of that password, and for any charges or fees incurred by the use of that password, including any use you may subsequently contend was not unauthorized by you.
c. You are solely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your password including inputting, maintaining, and managing accurate information and ensuring that you exit or log-off from the Site at the end of each session of use. You shall notify MRA immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security that is known or suspected by you. You shall also use your best efforts to stop immediately any copying or distribution of the Site that is known or suspected by you. MRA shall not be responsible for any unauthorized access to, or alteration of, your transmissions or Data, any material, information or data sent or received, regardless of whether the data is actually received by MRA, or any transactions entered into through the Service or failure to abide by these TOU.
8. Information and Data.
c. You, not MRA, shall have sole responsibility for the accuracy, quality, integrity, legality, reliability, appropriateness and copyright of all Data and MRA shall not be responsible or liable for the deletion, correction, destruction, damage, loss or failure to store any Data, or for any actions or omissions which MRA takes in reliance upon your Data.
MRA and/or its licensors own and shall retain all rights, title and interests, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the Site, and all elements thereof. Except for the express licenses granted to you herein, you neither have nor acquire any rights, title or interests in or to the Site, or any element thereof.
10. Marks and Logos.
All names, marks, symbols and logos used in connection with the Site are trademarks of MRA or other third parties (the “Marks”). MRA grants you no license, permission or authorization to reproduce or use any Marks, whether owned by MRA or a third party. You agree not to display, copy, redistribute or use any Marks in any manner for any reason without MRA’s prior express written consent.
11. Third Party Sites and Materials.
a. Please exercise discretion while browsing the Internet using the Site. You should be aware that when you are on the Site, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond MRA’s control. There are links to other sites from these pages that take you outside of MRA’s Site. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors, and content partners that may use MRA’s logo(s) as part of a co-branding agreement. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, solicit personal information, or contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive. In addition, advertisers on the Site may send cookies to users that MRA does not control. MRA reserves the right to disable links from third party sites to the Site at any time in its sole discretion.
b. MRA is not affiliated with, nor does MRA endorse or sponsor, any sites on the Internet that are linked through or to the Site. MRA provides any such links to you only as a matter of convenience, and in no event shall MRA be responsible or liable for any information, content, products, services or other materials on or available from or through such sites. MRA explicitly disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy, content, or availability of information found on sites that link to or from the Site. MRA has not taken any steps to confirm the accuracy or reliability of any of the information contained in such third party sites or content. MRA does not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, credit card and other personal information) you might be requested to give any third party, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against MRA with respect to such sites and third party content. MRA strongly encourages you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties.
12. Third Party Transactions.
In your use of the Site, you may enter into correspondence with, purchase or sell goods and/or services from or to, or participate in promotions of advertisers or sponsors showing their products and/or services through the Site. Any such activity, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such activity, are solely between you and the applicable third party. MRA shall have no liability, obligation or responsibility for any such correspondence, transaction, exchange, purchase, sale, promotion or other activity conducted between you and any third party. Because MRA is not and cannot be a party in your communications, interactions and/or transactions with any third parties on or through the Site, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more such third parties, you acknowledge that your sole and exclusive remedies are against such third parties. You expressly covenant not to sue or otherwise assert any claim against MRA in connection with such disputes, and hereby release MRA, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, agents and employees from any and all claims, demands, suits, expenses, fees (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, penalties, fines and damages 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.
13. Mobile Devices.
In addition to accessing Materials and Services through the Site, you may be able to (a) upload content to the Site via your mobile device and/or tablet, (b) receive and reply to messages, or to access or make posts using text messaging, (c) browse the Site from your mobile device and/or (d) access certain features through a mobile application you have downloaded and installed on your mobile device (collectively the “Mobile Services”). Mobile Services are not available through all mobile devices. You must have a mobile communications subscription (or have the consent of the applicable subscriber) with a participating carrier or otherwise have access to a mobile communications network for which MRA makes the Mobile Services available as well as any carrier services necessary to download content. It is your sole responsibility to pay any service fees associated with any such access (including text messaging charges for each text message you send and receive on your mobile device). In addition, you must provide all equipment and software necessary to connect to the Mobile Services, including, but not limited to, a mobile hand set or other mobile access device that is in working order and suitable for use in connection with the Mobile Service and to use any part of the Mobile Service. You are responsible for ensuring that your equipment and/or software does not disturb or interfere with MRA’s, the Site’s or the Mobile Services’ operations. Any equipment or software causing interference will be immediately disconnected from MRA Mobile Services and MRA will have the right to immediately terminate these TOUs. If any upgrade in or to the Mobile Services require changes in your equipment or software (including the operating system for your mobile device), you must effect these changes at your own expense. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new or additional features that augment or enhance the current Services, including the release of new products and services, will be subject to these TOUs. By using Mobile Services, you agree to be bound by the terms in this Section 14 and to follow and comply with any applicable laws in your use of the Mobile Services.
14. Compliance with Laws; Prohibited Activities.
You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, statutes, rules and ordinances, in connection with your use of the Site. Without limiting the foregoing, you shall not use the Site to: (a) send unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of duplicative or unsolicited messages, whether commercial or otherwise; (b) harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other users, including e-mail addresses; (c) transmit or post unlawful, harassing, bigoted, racist, hateful, libelous, abusive, tortious, defamatory, threatening, harmful, invasive of another’s privacy, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature or which is harmful to minors in any way; (d) transmit or post any material that may infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties, including trademark, trade secret, copyright or right of publicity; (e) transmit or post any material that contains software viruses or other harmful or deleterious computer code, files or programs such as Trojan horses, worms, time bombs and cancelbots; (f) interfere with or disrupt servers or networks connected to the Site or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; (g) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site or computer systems or networks connected to the Site through password mining or any other means; (h) harass or interfere with another user’s use and enjoyment of the Site; or (i) transmit or post, or promote the transmission or posting of, an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devises, or providing pirated content or links to pirated content files. In addition, you agree not to use any device, software, or routine, including but not limited to any viruses, worms, time bombs, to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any Service, or to intercept any system, data or personal information from the Site, nor will you take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site’s infrastructure.
15. Your Contributions to the Site.
a. Portions of the Site may contain areas that provide you and other third parties an opportunity to submit, exchange, post, broadcast, publish, circulate, transfer, share, transmit, upload and/or otherwise distribute suggestions, text , photographs, music, video and/or sound recordings, messages, articles, links, ideas, feedback, recommendations, opinions and/or other materials and information (collectively, “Submissions”). Submissions may be publicly posted or privately transmitted. You understand, acknowledge and agree that such Submissions are the sole responsibility or the person from which such postings originated. This means that you, the user, and not MRA, are entirely responsible for the consequences of all Submissions that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Site.
b. If you make any Submissions on the Site, you grant MRA a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to reproduce, publish, publicly display and publicly distribute the Submissions on and through the Site. MRA may publish and distribute any Submissions at its sole discretion by any method now existing or later developed. You agree that you shall waive all claims and have no recourse against MRA for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary rights in any communication, or Submission submitted to MRA. Any Submission you send to MRA will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and may be disseminated or used by MRA for any purpose, including, but not limited to, developing, creating, manufacturing or marketing products or services.
c. You represent and warrant that (a) you own or otherwise have the legal rights to reproduce, publish, publicly display and publicly distribute the Submissions and grant MRA the license above; and (b) neither the Submissions, nor MRA’s reproduction, publication, public display and/or public distribution of the Submissions, do or will violate or infringe upon any rights of another person, including, without limitation, any moral rights, rights of privacy, rights of publicity, or intellectual property rights. Any claim lodged with, or damage resulting to MRA from your breach of this representation and warranty will be covered by your indemnification obligations under these TOU. The information, advice, facts, opinions or other Submissions on the Site posted by third parties are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of MRA or any its employees, officers, directors, agents, suppliers, contractors or affiliated entities.
d. You acknowledge that MRA does not screen, edit or review Submissions in the normal course of its business prior to the appearance of those Submissions on the Site. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, MRA disclaims all responsibility and liability for Submissions and for any losses, damages, or expenses resulting from their use and/or appearance on the Site. Notwithstanding the foregoing, MRA reserves the right to monitor all Submissions and to remove without liability any Submissions that it considers, in its sole discretion, to be offensive, violate any applicable law, violate the right of any third party, or otherwise violate the terms of these TOU. If you discover Submissions on the Site that are offensive, violate any applicable law, violate the right of any third party, or otherwise violate the terms of these TOU you may provide MRA with notice of such Submissions through the Site.
If you attend a MRA-sponsored event, or events held by other members and users of the Site which are not in any way associated with MRA, at various locations throughout the United States (collectively, “Events”), you agree that your participation in such Events is at your own risk and you agree to release and hold MRA, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, attorneys, and agents, harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, proceedings, costs, damages, losses, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs) resulting from, arising out of or in connection with your attending the Events or participation in any activities available at the Events, including, without limitation, any injury or death to you or your minor children or wards. You also agree that we may photograph, film and record any of the Events sponsored by MRA in which you or your minor children or wards participate and you hereby agree that such photographs, films and recordings shall be owned by MRA and we may use your or your minor children or wards’ photograph, video, name, likeness, voice, performance and other activities in which you or your minor children or wards engage for any advertising, promotional or other lawful purpose in any and all media now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity without notice, approval or compensation to you or any third party. If we have used a photograph of you on our Site, you may request that we remove the photograph from our Site by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You shall indemnify, defend and hold MRA, its licensors and information providers, and each such party’s parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, attorneys, and agents, harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, proceedings, costs, damages, losses, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of or in connection with your: (a) access to and/or use of the Site; (b) Submissions, Data and other information provided to MRA; (c) breach of these TOU; and/or (c) violation of any applicable law or right of a third party. MRA reserves the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.
18. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT: THE SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER MISTAKES, INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS; THE SITE MAY BECOME INOPERABLE OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE FOR PERIODS OF TIME; MATERIALS AND/OR SERVICES AT THE SITE MAY BE OR BECOME OUT OF DATE AND MRA MAKES NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE SUCH MATERIALS OR SERVICES. MRA ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE INFORMATION, DOCUMENTS, SOFTWARE, MATERIALS AND/OR SERVICES WHICH ARE REFERENCED BY OR LINKED TO THIS SITE. REFERENCES TO THIRD PARTIES, THEIR SERVICES AND PRODUCTS, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND WITH YOUR AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU FROM MRA, OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE, SHALL CREATE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY BY MRA.
THE SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND OR NATURE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER MRA, ITS LICENSORS NOR ANY CONTENT PROVIDERS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, OR GUARANTY AS TO THE RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE, OR THAT THE USE OF THE SITE WILL BE SECURE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE OR OPERATE IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, SYSTEMS OR DATA.
ALL OTHER CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW BY MRA, ITS LICENSORS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties such that the above exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
19. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND ACTIONS.
REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION OR THEORY OF RECOVERY, IN NO EVENT SHALL MRA, ITS LICENSORS OR CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, OR YOUR USE THEREOF, FOR ANY: (A) INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, EVEN IF THEY ARE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES; (B) LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, LOST EXPECTANCY, BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS AND/OR BENEFIT OF THE BARGAIN DAMAGES; AND/OR (C) DIRECT DAMAGES IN AN AMOUNT GREATER THAN ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,000 USD). ANY CLAIM RELATED TO THE SITE MUST BE INITIATED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR OF THE DATE YOU KNEW, OR REASONABLY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN, OF THE EXISTENCE OF SUCH CLAIM AGAINST MRA.
a. MRA controls and operates the Site from its location(s) in the United States of America. MRA makes no representation that the Site is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. You are expressly prohibited from using or accessing the Site from any location in which the Site and/or any Software, Materials and/or Services would violate any law within of that jurisdiction. Any diversion of the Software, Materials and/or Services contrary to United States law is prohibited.
b. Software from the Site may further be subject to United States export controls. No Software from the Site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported: (a) 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 (b) 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.
21. Term and Termination.
a. These TOU, and your right to access and use the Site, are effective until terminated by either you or MRA. You may terminate these TOU at any time by discontinuing use of the Site and destroying all materials obtained from or through the Site, and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these TOU or otherwise.
b. These TOU, and your access to and/or use of the Site, may be terminated by MRA immediately without notice to you if in MRA’s sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of these TOU. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from or through the Site, and all related documentation and all copies and installations thereof, whether made under these TOU or otherwise.
c. Subject to the terms of these TOU, all provisions of these TOU relating to ownership, limitations of liability, confidentiality, indemnification and other provisions which by their nature survive termination of these TOU shall survive termination of these TOU.
22. Governing Law and Jurisdiction.
These terms and conditions and all questions relating to the performance, interpretation, breach or enforcement of this TOU, or the rights, obligations and liabilities of the parties hereto, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions. You agree that any and all disputes, claims or controversies arising from or related in any way to this TOU and our relationship with you hereunder shall be litigated only in a court of competent jurisdiction located in Waukesha County, State of Wisconsin, and you agree to be subject to personal jurisdiction and venue in that location.
23. Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.
a. Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement must be submitted to the following MRA Designated Agent:
N72 W12922 Good Hope Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
b. To be effective, the notification must be a written communication that includes the following:
1. A physical or electronic signature of person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
5. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
7. MRA may give notice to MRA’s users by means of a general notice on this Site, electronic mail to a user’s e-mail address on MRA’s records, or by written communication sent by first-class mail to a user’s address on MRA’s records.
If any provision of these TOU is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, then such provision shall be modified to the extent necessary to be valid and enforceable, and all other provisions of these TOU shall remain in full force and effect.
The failure of MRA to enforce any right or provision in these TOU shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by MRA in writing. No waiver shall be implied from a failure of either party to exercise a right or remedy. In addition, no waiver of a party’s right or remedy will affect the other provisions of these TOU.
The relationship between you and MRA is that of independent contract. No joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and MRA as a result of these TOU or your access to the Site. Neither party has the authority to create any obligations for the other, or to bind the other to any representation, statement or document.