Terms of Use

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Thank you for visiting GirlZone.com.   These Terms of Use set forth the agreement between our website, which is owned, operated and maintained by Girl Zone Corp. (Girl Zone) dedicated to providing teen girls with entertainment, information, games, tools, advice for a healthy and happy life.

Girl Zone wants each visitor to our web site to have a safe, fun visit, so we have established the following terms and conditions so that you know what to expect. Please read these terms and conditions before using our web site and registering with us. By using this web site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. We may make changes to our web site, these terms and conditions, or the policies and conditions that govern the use of our web site at any time. We encourage you to review our web site and these terms periodically for any updates or changes.

1. Definitions.
“GirlZone.com” is an online service operated by Girl Zone Corp.(“Girl Zone”) on the Internet, consisting of certain services and content provided by Girl Zone, and third parties.

2. General.
(A) This End User Agreement (the “Agreement”), sets forth the terms and conditions that apply to use of GirlZone.com by each end user thereof (“End User”). By using GirlZone.com, End User agrees to comply with all of the terms and conditions hereof. The right to use GirlZone.com is personal to End User and is not transferable to any other person or entity. End User shall be responsible for protecting the confidentiality of End User’s password(s), if any. End User shall be fully responsible for the use of GirlZone.com by any other person it permits to access GirlZone.com.

(B) Girl Zone shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of GirlZone.com, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use.

3. Changed Terms.
Girl Zone shall have the right at any time to change or modify the terms and conditions applicable to End User’s use of GirlZone.com, or any part thereof, or to impose new conditions, including, but not limited to, requiring user registration, adding fees and charges for use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including, but not limited to, posting on GirlZone.com, or by electronic or conventional mail, or by any other means by which End User obtains notice thereof. Any use of GirlZone.com by End User after such notice shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by End User of such changes, modifications or additions, unless the End User notifies Girl Zone in writing that it has terminated this Agreement within five (5) business days of receipt by the End User of such notice, in which case the End User’s conduct shall be deemed governed by the Agreement without such changes, modifications or additions.

4. Equipment.
End User shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining all telephone, computer hardware and other equipment needed for access to and use of GirlZone.com and all charges related thereto.

5. End User Conduct.
(A) End User shall use GirlZone.com for non-commercial, lawful purposes only. End User shall not post or transmit through GirlZone.com any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, vulgar, obscene, profane or otherwise objectionable, which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability or otherwise violates any law, or which, without Girl Zone’s express prior approval, contains advertising or any solicitation with respect to products or services. Any conduct by an End User that in Girl Zone’s discretion restricts or inhibits any other End User from using or enjoying GirlZone.com will not be permitted. Without limiting the foregoing, prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to, (1) distribution of unsolicited chain letters, (2) propagation of computer worms, viruses and other such malicious code, (3) using (directly or indirectly) GirlZone.com or its computer network to make unauthorized entry to any other machine accessible via GirlZone.com or its computer network and (4) use of GirlZone.com to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation, including, but not limited to, the solicitation of users of GirlZone.com to become users of other on-line services competitive with GirlZone.com. Without limiting any other rights or remedies of Girl Zone violations of the foregoing may result in removal of violating communications and/or early termination of the End User’s access to GirlZone.com.

(B) GirlZone.com contains copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information that may include, but is not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of GirlZone.com are copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws. Girl Zone, as between itself and End User, owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. End User may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial or non-commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express permission of Girl Zone and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend or copyright notice shall be made. End User acknowledges that it does not acquire any ownership rights by accessing or otherwise using copyrighted material.

(C) End User shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on GirlZone.com any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right and the burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright rests with End User. End User shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from such a submission. By submitting material to any public area of GirlZone.com, End User automatically grants, or warrants that the owner of such material has expressly granted Girl Zone the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, edit and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such material. End User also permits any other End User to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that End User’s personal use. Please note that Girl Zone does not want to receive confidential information from any End User and any information received will be deemed NOT to be confidential.

(D) From time to time, GirlZone.com may, at its sole discretion, allow End User to submit certain content including, but not limited to, photos, messages, notes, text, information, music, video, advertisements, listings, or other content (collectively, “User Content”) and make available such User Content on GirlZone.com. End User understands that, regardless of whether or not such User Content is published or otherwise made available on GirlZone.com, Girl Zone in no way guarantees any confidentiality with respect to any User Content.

End User is solely responsible for any User Content that End User End uploads, transmits, shares, publishes or displays (collectively and hereinafter, “Post”) on or through GirlZone.com, or transmits to or shares with other End Users. End User is and shall be at all times solely responsible for its own User Content and the consequences of Posting such User Content and affirms, represents, and warrants that End User owns, or has the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Girl Zone to use, all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or any other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Content to enable inclusion and use of the User Content in any manner contemplated by Girl Zone and these Terms of Use. End User may not Post User Content on GirlZone.com that End User did not create or that End User does not have permission to Post. End User understands and agrees that Girl Zone may, but is in no way obligated to, review GirlZone.com and/or any User Content and may delete or remove (without notice) any User Content in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, including User Content that in the sole judgment of Girl Zone violates this Terms or Use, or which might be considered offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of users or others. End User is solely responsible, at End User sole cost and expense, for creating any backup copies or replacing any User Content End User Posts on GirlZone.com.

In posting User Content to GirlZone.com, End User authorizes and directs Girl Zone to make such copies thereof as it deems necessary in order to facilitate the Posting and storage of the User Content on GirlZone.com and End User automatically grants, and End User represents and warrants that End User has the right to grant, to Girl Zone an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, royalty-free worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with GirlZone.com or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. End User may remove User Content from GirlZone.com at any time; however, End User expressly acknowledges that Girl Zone may retain archived copies of User Content. The Site does not assert any ownership over such User Content; rather, as between Girl Zone and End User, subject to the rights granted to Girl Zone in these Terms of Use, End User retains full ownership of all of User Content and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with User Content.

End User further agree that End User will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless End User is the owner of such rights or has permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant GirlZone.com all of the license rights granted herein.

If you upload any Content created by you to the web site, then by uploading such Content you grant to GirlZone.com a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable worldwide license to display, publish, reproduce, perform, distribute, make derivative works of and otherwise use such Content in any medium now known or invented in the future.

End User understands and agrees that GirlZone.com does not endorse any User Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and GirlZone.com expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Content.

6. Disclaimer.

GIRLZONE.COM DOES NOT REVIEW ALL CONTENT POSTED BY VISITORS TO THE WEB SITE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT IN ANY WAY. YOU USE THE WEB SITE AND ITS CONTENT AT YOUR OWN RISK. THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED FOR YOUR USE ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. WE, ALONG WITH OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, MERCHANTS, SPONSORS, LICENSORS, OR THE LIKE (COLLECTIVELY, "ASSOCIATES"), DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO OUR WEB SITE OR ITS CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR INFORMATION OFFERED OR SOLD ON OR THROUGH OUR WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER WEB SITE TO WHICH OUR WEB SITE LINKS AND THE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE USE OF OUR WEB SITE. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL SUCH REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND ANY SITE LINKED TO OUR WEB SITE IS EXPRESSLY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

FURTHER, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OR THE ACCURACY, CONTENT, OR AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION FOUND ON OTHER WEB SITES THAT CONTAIN LINKS TO OR FROM OUR WEB SITE. BECAUSE SOME WEBSITES EMPLOY AUTOMATED SEARCH RESULTS OR OTHERWISE LINK YOU TO WEB SITES CONTAINING INFORMATION THAT MAY BE DEEMED INAPPROPRIATE OR OFFENSIVE, WE CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY, COPYRIGHT COMPLIANCE, LEGALITY, OR DECENCY OF MATERIAL CONTAINED IN THIRD-PARTY WEB SITES, AND YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ANY CLAIM AGAINST US WITH RESPECT TO SUCH WEB SITES.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY INFORMATION ON OUR WEB SITE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

 7. Limitation of Liability.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL WE OR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DISTRIBUTING OUR WEB SITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOOD WILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) THAT RESULT FROM (I) ANY DELAY, FAILURE, INTERRUPTION OR CORRUPTION OF OUR WEB SITE OR ANY DATA OR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE. (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH CAUSED BY YOUR USE OR MISUSE OF OUR WEB SITE, (III) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO, THROUGH OR FROM OUR WEB SITE (IV) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, (V) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON OUR WEB SITE, OR (VI) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO OUR WEB SITE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT, MERCHANDISE, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR WEB SITE. BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES, LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE ABOVE, OUR SOLE LIABILITY FOR ANY REASON TO YOU, AND YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY CAUSE OR CLAIM WHATSOEVER, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR ANY PRODUCT, INFORMATION OR SERVICE PURCHASED BY YOU FROM US THROUGH OUR WEB SITE.

8. Monitoring.
Girl Zone shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of GirlZone.com to determine compliance with this Agreement and any operating rules established by Girl Zone and to satisfy any law, regulation or authorized government request. Without limiting the foregoing, Girl Zone shall have the right to remove any material that Girl Zone, in its sole discretion, finds to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable.

9. Indemnification.
End User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Girl Zone, affiliated companies and content providers from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of the use of GirlZone.com by End User, inclusive of any claim that User Content in any way causes damage to a third party, except to the extent such claims and expenses arise directly out of the gross negligence of Girl Zone.

10. Termination.
Either Girl Zone or End User may terminate this Agreement at any time. Without limiting the foregoing, Girl Zone shall have the right to immediately terminate any passwords or accounts of End User in the event of any conduct by End User which Girl Zone, in its sole discretion, considers to be unacceptable, or in the event of any breach by End User of this Agreement.

11. Trademarks.
"Girl Zone," and all logos, page headers, custom graphics and icons are trademarks and/or service marks owned by the Girl Zone or its content partners.
Our web site contains information, data, photographs, graphics, videos, text, images, typefaces, sounds, and other material (collectively "Content") that are protected by copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights, and these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or developed in the future.

You may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part. All rights to such Content are reserved to their respective copyright owners. Except as permitted by the fair use privilege under the United States copyright laws (see e.g. 17 U.S.C. Section 107), you may not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute in any way Content protected by copyright, or other proprietary right, without obtaining permission of the owner of the copyright or other proprietary right.

You may upload our content to a social media or personal website only with the attribution and url link to GirlZone.com

12. Third Party Content.
Girl Zone is a distributor (and not a publisher) of content supplied by third parties and End Users.. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, End Users or any other user of GirlZone.com, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Girl Zone.  Neither Girl Zone nor any third-party provider of information guarantees the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content, nor its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Under no circumstances will Girl Zone or the Girl Zone content partners be liable for any loss or damage caused by an End User’s reliance on information obtained through GirlZone.com. It is the responsibility of End User to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice or other content available through GirlZone.com.

Health and other advice on GirlZone.com is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician,  healthcare provider or counselor.  You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a health or other personal  problem.

13. Our editorial content is intended for teen girls ages 13 and up. End Users must be age 13 and older to register with us, use comment boards and participate in other member only features.

14. Miscellaneous.
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Vermont, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.