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  • StartWoodworking.com User Agreement

    This page contains our full User Agreement. You may wish to print this page for reference.

    This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions for your use of the Startwoodworking.com Taunton Interactive, Inc. Web site. Your use of this Site constitutes your agreement to these terms and conditions.

    This Agreement (the "Agreement") is between you and Taunton Interactive, Inc..

    1. Your Rights.

    Taunton Interactive, Inc., Inc. grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use and display its Web Site (the "Site") and the materials provided hereon, provided that you comply fully with this Agreement. The contents of this Site is only for your personal, noncommercial use. You agree not to interrupt, or attempt to interrupt, the operation of the Site in any way.

    2. Registration.
    To register for the site, you will need to provide an active email address, a username, and your first and last name. Your email address will remain private, unless you set preferences in your profile to receive notifications. The username is a unique ID to identify you in our database. It will not be displayed. Your first and last name will display with all posts and comments. To further identify yourself, we encourage you to upload a photo.

    3. No-Commercialization Policy.

    You agree to use the Site, Discussions and Fee-Based Services only in a noncommercial manner and in compliance with Taunton Interactive, Inc.'s No-Commercialization Policy. You specifically agree not to post, transmit or otherwise distribute to the Site (including without limitation any Forum) any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising or solicitation for goods or services. We encourage you to report any apparent violation to us by email: customerservice@taunton.com.

    4. Copyright and Trademarks.

    All materials on the Site, including without limitation text, images, software, audio and video clips, databases, and Fee-Based Services (collectively, the "Content") are owned or controlled by Taunton Interactive, Inc., which retains all right, title, and interest in and to the Content. The Site and Content are protected by the copyright and trademark laws of the United States and other countries, international conventions, and other applicable laws.

    You may not download, display, reproduce, create derivative works from, transmit, sell, distribute, or in any way exploit the Site or any portion thereof for any public or commercial use without the prior written permission of Taunton Interactive, Inc..

    You agree not to use any trademarks, service marks, names, logos, or other identifiers of Taunton Interactive, Inc. or its employees, licensors, independent contractors, providers and affiliates (collectively, "Affiliates") without the prior written permission of Taunton Interactive, Inc. or the relevant Affiliate. In addition, you may not use our trademarks:
    (a) in, as, or as part of, your own trademarks or those of any third parties;
    (b) to identify products or services that are not those of Taunton Interactive, Inc.;
    (c) in a manner likely to cause confusion; or
    (d) in a manner that implies that Taunton Interactive, Inc. sponsors or endorses or is otherwise connected with, your own activities, products and services or those of third parties.

    Taunton Interactive, Inc., and other related marks used on this Site are federally registered trademarks of Taunton Interactive, Inc.

    5. Discussions.

    Taunton Interactive, Inc. may make available to users of the Site, email notices, newsletters, forums, message boards, bulletin board services, Customer Review services, or other interactive communication facilities by means of the Site (such facilities collectively referred to herein as the "Discussions"). Taunton Interactive, Inc. cannot review all communications made on or through the Site. However, Taunton Interactive, Inc. reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the Forums and edit, modify or delete any materials which Taunton Interactive, Inc. in its sole discretion determines to violate this Agreement or to be in any other way offensive or contrary to any Taunton Interactive, Inc. policy.

    6. Communicating with the Site.

    You are solely responsible for the content of any transmissions you make to the Site or any materials you add to the Site, including to any Discussions (the Communications"). You shall not upload to, or distribute to, or otherwise publish through the Discussions any Communication which (i) is for commercial purposes or otherwise advertises or solicits for the sale of goods or services;

    (ii) is obscene, indecent, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit, or abusive;
    (iii) constitutes or contains false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact;
    (iv) slanders, libels, defames, disparages, or otherwise violates the legal rights of any third party;
    (v) causes injury of any kind to any person or entity;
    (vi) infringes or violates the intellectual property rights, contract rights, or any other rights of any third party;
    (vii) violates any applicable laws, rules, or regulations or
    (viii) contains software viruses or any other malicious code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

    Furthermore, you acknowledge that conduct prohibited in connection with the Forums includes, but is not limited to, impersonation of other people and breaching or attempting to breach the security of the Site. Taunton Interactive, Inc. and its Affiliates do not endorse or accept any Communications as its own or representative of its views.

    7. Public Communications.

    You acknowledge and agree that any public Communications made to or by means of any portion of the Site are public. You acknowledge that
    (i) you have no expectation of privacy in any public Communication and

    (ii) no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied or other relationship is created between you and Taunton Interactive, Inc. by reason of your transmitting a public Communication to any area of the Site. By transmitting any public Communication to the Site, you grant to Taunton Interactive, Inc. a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, license, distribute, display, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit, and otherwise exploit such public Communication, in all media now known or later developed. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such public Communications, including, without limitation, any intellectual property laws under any relevant jurisdiction, and shall constitute a waiver of any rights, "moral rights," or any similar rights under any jurisdiction.

    8. Unsolicited Email.

    You agree not to use the Discussions or any other area of the Site to send the same or substantially similar unsolicited electronic mail messages, whether commercial or not, to a large number of recipients. This prohibition includes sending unsolicited mass mailings from another Internet service which in any way involves the use of the Site or any equipment owned or operated by Taunton Interactive, Inc. in connection with the Site. A message is unsolicited if it is posted in violation of a USENET or newsgroup charter and/or if it is sent to a recipient who has not requested or invited the message. For purposes of this provision, merely making one's e-mail address accessible to the public shall not constitute a request or invitation to receive messages.

    9. Your password.

    As part of the registration process, you will select a password. This password is for your individual use only. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password you use and agree that Taunton Interactive, Inc. will have no obligations with regard thereto.

    10. Privacy Policy.

    The terms and conditions of Taunton Interactive, Inc.'s privacy policy are set out in the section labeled "Privacy Policy" on the Home Page of the Site and (as they may be changed by Taunton Interactive, Inc. in its discretion) are incorporated herein and included in this agreement.

    11. Information Provided.

    You acknowledge that any reliance upon any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed or distributed through the Site is at your sole risk. Taunton Interactive, Inc. reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Site, or to deny access to the Site to anyone at any time. You acknowledge and agree that Taunton Interactive, Inc. is not responsible for any materials posted by users of the Site. Prior to purchasing any third-party products or services described on the Site, you are advised to verify pricing and other information. Neither Taunton Interactive, Inc. nor its Affiliates shall have any liability arising from your purchases of third-party goods or services based upon the information provided on the Site.

    12. Links to Other Site.

    The Site may contain links and pointers to other Sites on the Internet which may be maintained by third parties. Such links do not constitute an endorsement by Taunton Interactive, Inc. or its Affiliates of any third-party site or any materials contained therein. Taunton Interactive, Inc. and its Affiliates do not control, and are not responsible for, the availability, accuracy, privacy policy, or currency of such third-party Sites or any information, content, products or services accessible from such third-party Sites.

    13. Age restrictions.

    You represent and warrant to Taunton Interactive, Inc. that you are at least eighteen (18) years old and that you possess the legal right and ability to enter into this Agreement and to use the Site in accordance with this Agreement. If you are under 18, you may use this Site only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

    14. Indemnification.

    You hereby agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Taunton Interactive, Inc. and its Affiliates from and against any and all liability and costs incurred by Taunton Interactive, Inc. or the Affiliates in connection with any claim arising out of any breach or alleged breach of any of your obligations set forth herein. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. Taunton Interactive, Inc. reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of Taunton Interactive, Inc..

    15. Disclaimer of Warranty.

    Except as expressly set forth herein, the Site (including all content, software, functions, materials and information made available thereon or accessed by means thereof) are provided as is, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, compatibility, security, accuracy, or non-infringement. To the fullest extent permissible by law, Taunton Interactive, Inc. and the affiliates make no warranties and shall not be liable for the use of the Site under any circumstances, including but not limited to negligence by Taunton Interactive, Inc. Taunton Interactive, Inc. does not warrant that the functions contained in the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, that the Site will meet any particular criteria of performance or quality, or that the Site, including discussions or the server(s) on which the Site are operated, are free of viruses or other harmful components.

    16. Limitation of Liability.

    Use of the Site is at your own risk. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from your downloading and/or use of files, information, communications, content, or other material (including without limitation software) accessed through or obtained by means of the Site. Under no circumstances shall Taunton Interactive, Inc. or the affiliates, or any provider of telecommunications or network services for Taunton Interactive, Inc. or the affiliates, be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, or consequential damages that are directly or indirectly related to the use of, or the inability to use, the Site, even if Taunton Interactive, Inc., the affiliates, or their providers of telecommunications or network services have been advised of the possibility of such damages. The total liability of Taunton Interactive, Inc. and the affiliates hereunder is limited to the amount, if any, actually paid by you for access and use of the fee-based services. You hereby release Taunton Interactive, Inc. and the affiliates from any and all obligations, liabilities and claims in excess of this limitation. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

    17. Termination.

    In addition to any other rights of the parties set forth herein, either you or Taunton Interactive, Inc. may cancel or terminate this Agreement at any time.

    18. Modifications.

    (a) To the Agreement.
    Taunton Interactive, Inc. has the right to modify this Agreement and any policies affecting the Site, including without limitation the No-Commercialization Policy. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting to the Site or distribution via email or conventional mail. Your continued use of the Site following notice of any modification to this Agreement shall be conclusively deemed an acceptance of all such modification(s). Your only right with respect to any dissatisfaction with any modifications made pursuant to this provision, or any policies or practices of Taunton Interactive, Inc. in providing the Site, including without limitation any change in the Content.

    (b) To the Site.
    Taunton Interactive, Inc. has the right to modify, suspend or discontinue the Site or any portion thereof at any time, including the availability of any area of the Site. Taunton Interactive, Inc. may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of Taunton Interactive, Inc. Site without notice or liability.

    19. General.

    This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Taunton Interactive, Inc. with respect to its Site and supersedes all prior agreements between you and Taunton Interactive, Inc.. Failure by Taunton Interactive, Inc. to enforce any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Interpretation and enforcement of this agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of Connecticut (excluding its choice of law rules). In any such action, the prevailing party shall be entitled to recover all legal expenses incurred in connection with the action, including but not limited to its costs, both taxable and non-taxable, and reasonable attorney's fees. In the event that any portion of this Agreement is held unenforceable, the unenforceable portion shall be construed in accordance with applicable law as nearly as possible to reflect the original intentions of the parties, and the remainder of the provisions shall remain in full force and effect.