Home Talk Entertainment - Terms of Service
Definition of terms:
A. User- Any guest entering the hometalkentertainment.com site (Otherwise known as Home Talk Entertainment) The user of any Home Talk Entertainment service. Also referred to as “you” within these terms
B. Home Talk Entertainment/hometalkentertainment.com/HTE/the site- Refers to the domain name hometalkentertainment.com and site “Home Talk Entertainment” as a whole
C. Owner- The account holder under which the domain name, http://www.hometalkentertainment.com is registered.
D. Administrator- Any persons appointed by the owner to oversee daily operations and supervise moderators and webmasters
E. Moderator- Any persons appointed by the owner, and/or administrators to oversee daily transmissions of material/data from users.
F. Webmaster- Any persons appointed by the owner and/or administrators to ensure Home Talk Entertainment services are properly functioning for Home Talk Entertainment users.
G. Terms of Service- Known as the TOS, terms, and/or terms of service. The rules and regulations that govern the legal aspects of Home Talk Entertainment service operations.
H. Site- Site refers to any service provided under the hometalkentertainment.com domain name. This includes, but is not limited to, our forums, chat rooms, classifieds, and articles.
I. While the owner, administrators and moderators of this site will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable
material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts/transmission of material/data made to this site expresses the views and opinions of the author and not the owner, administrators, moderators and/or
webmaster (except posts/transmission of material/data by them) and hence Home Talk Entertainment, its owner, administrators, webmaster and/or moderators, will not be held liable.
II. You agree not to post/transmit any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other
material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned
(and your service provider, as well as local authorities, being informed). The IP address of all posts/transmission of material/data is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions.
III. You agree that the owner, webmasters, administrators and moderators of this site have the right to remove, edit, move or
close any topic at any time they see fit. These decisions are final and cannot be appealed; however, they may be repealed by the owner, any administrator, webmaster and/or moderator of Home Talk Entertainment.
IV. As a user you agree that any information you have entered may be stored in a database as the owner of hometalkentertainment.com sees fit. This information includes but is not limited to: posts, threads, private messages, and profile information. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, the owner, webmasters, administrators and/or moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempts that may lead to the data being compromised.
V. Home Talk Entertainment reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the
event of a complaint or legal action arising from any transmission of material/data by you. This information will only be disclosed to proper authorities.
VI. Home Talk Entertainment’s owner, administrators, webmasters and/or moderators have the right to modify your profile(s) and account at any time, for any reason, without notice. Home Talk Entertainment’s owner, administrators, webmasters and/or moderators may also ban you or any user at any time, with or without notice. This ban may be for any period of time and may not be disputed with Home Talk Entertainment’s owner, administrators, webmasters and/or moderators. A ban may occur for any reason, or no reason at all. Home Talk Entertainment’s owner, administrators, webmasters and/or moderators will, at their sole discretion, un-ban a member at any time, or make the ban longer should they see fit. Home Talk Entertainment’s owner, administrators, webmasters and/or moderators also reserve the right to censor any member by moderating their transmissions of material/data. Moderation may occur for any reason, or no reason at all and will continue or be lifted as the Home Talk Entertainment owner, administrators, webmasters and/or moderators see fit.
VII. Home Talk Entertainment’s owner, administrators, webmasters and/or moderators cannot be held responsible for any information posted on our site by any user except themselves. Therefore you enter this site at your own risk and waive all rights to any legal action against Home Talk Entertainment’s owner, administrators, webmasters and/or moderators
VIII. Once material/data has been transmitted to Home Talk Entertainment, it becomes legal property of Home Talk Entertainment and may not be reused, “copy and pasted” or printed for any other use. This agreement applies to both formal print and electronic versions of the material. Violators are subject to copyright infringement and may be prosecuted to the fullest extent allowable by Virginia law. However, one (1) copy of any material/data may be printed and/or saved by a user for personal, non-commercial use only.
IX. Since all material/data transmitted to Home Talk Entertainment becomes full legal property of Home Talk Entertainment, we reserve the right to use any part and/or portion of any material/data on our website and/or on any site or service of Home Talk Entertainment. As a general courtesy Home Talk Entertainment will usually contact you before using material; however, we are not obligated, and/or bound to do so.
X. Home Talk Entertainment claims no responsibility for links posted on our site. Home Talk Entertainment is not responsible for any links (that are not under the hometalkentertainment.com domain) that contain spyware, adware, viruses, and/or any material, data, and/or program that has a negative effect on your computers performance and/or health. You claim full responsibility for any site you visit that is linked from any part of the Home Talk Entertainment site, and also acknowledge and agree that you will not hold Home Talk Entertainment’s owner, administrators, webmasters and/or moderators liable for any material/data transmitted from any third party site. You also agree that as an HTE user you will not post links known to hold spyware, adware, viruses, and/or any other malicious content, programs, material, and/or programs.
XI. Home Talk Entertainment asks that members do not hot-link any images from other sites. Doing so is bandwidth theft. Home Talk Entertainment takes no responsibility for any image you use on our site, and will turn over any information we know about you to any authorities if requested due to bandwidth theft, and/or copyright infringement.
XII. Home Talk Entertainment may honor "opt out" requests. This includes: member deletion requests, post deletion requests, thread deletion requests and/or any other material/data deletion requests. Home Talk Entertainment reserves the right to take no action for any reason, or no reason at all.
XIII. You must be 18 years of age or older to use or view the Home Talk Entertainment forums, chat rooms, and classifieds. You also must be 18 years of age or older to subscribe to any HTE Premium Service.
XIV. Home Talk Entertainment’s classifieds service (also known as “The Bazaar at Home Talk Entertainment”) is provided “as is” with no guarantee as to the validity of postings. Although Home Talk Entertainment will attempt to remove false postings, we cannot monitor every posting, thus you use this service at your own risk and waive all rights to legal action against Home Talk Entertainment’s owner, administrators, webmasters and/or moderators. Home Talk Entertainment also cannot be held responsible for the outcome of any agreement between you and other users. You must be 18 years of age or older to use and view the Home Talk Entertainment classifieds section.
XV. Home Talk Entertainment has a strict anti-spam policy. If any user is found guilty of sending spam through the Home Talk Entertainment site, regardless of their transmission method, their account will be immediately and permanently suspended.
XVI. This agreement may be changed and/or modified at any time, for any reason. You should review these terms of service on a regular basis. If 48 Hours after modification of the terms of service, you have not requested your account to be deleted by clicking the "Contact Us" button at the bottom of the screen and requesting your account be terminated, then it will be assumed you agree to, and are therefore bound by the new terms.
XVII. If for any reason you do not agree to any of the terms stated above, please exit this site immediately.
Last Modified: December 22, 2009