Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and other Policies

(LAST REVISED: December 05, 2013)

Contents

Terms of Service

Terms of Service

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Editing

AboutUs pages have editable sections. We assume good faith and give everyone the ability to make constructive edits. We invite the public to edit pages about websites, people, places, and things that they operate or know something about. Here at AboutUs we strive to review every edit made to make sure they are constructive and remove the few that are not. However; given the large amount of content and sheer number of edits we do miss a few. Anyone can also sign up to be notified when a page that they care about is edited.

Content Policy

Content should be constructive and and legal within the United States of America and its territories. Constructive and legal content does not mean everyone will agree with it. However; AbousUs is about communication and collaboration so we invite everyone to add their voice to any subject posted on the site.

Disallowed Content

Content that is considered illegal, obscene or that incites violence is not allowed and will be removed when it is found. Displaying most kinds of this content is illegal in the United States. Obscene content is legally defined as content that meets the following description:

  • Whether an average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the work as a whole appeals to prurient interest.
  • Whether the work depicts sexual content in a patently offensive way.
  • Whether the work as a whole lacks serious artistic, literary, political or scientific merit.

Flagging

We attempt to flag content deemed inappropriate for a general audience. When content is flagged users will be warned that the page contains adult content before allowing them to view it. Inappropriate content may include, but is not limited to, pages that:

  • Contain lewd or sexually explicit images.
  • Contain sexually explicit language.
  • Contain sexual advice in explicitly sexual or erotic language.
  • Display sexual toys or products prominently.
  • Contain links to adult or pornographic sites.

Copyright

Editable content on AboutUs is available under the terms of the GFDL and/or the CC By-SA license. All content is copyrighted by their owners unless the content is in the public domain. Copyrighted material including images and content is now allowed on AboutUs unless permission has been granted by its creator or the creator themselves have added it.

Non-editable content and all material in the Learn section are copyrighted by AboutUs. Learn articles may be republished with prior permission. Email Help@AboutUs.org for information. Publishers must include attribution and a link back to the original article.

No Guarantee of Accuracy

AboutUs is a user-edited created information source (i.e., a forum to which many users can and do contribute content and references). Anyone with an Internet connection and browser can alter the content of this Site. AboutUs does not review information available on the Site for accuracy. AboutUs makes no warranties or representations regarding the availability of, or the content located on or through, this Site. Information posted here may not be accurate in the first place, or may have been altered or revised by a subsequent user.

No Endorsement

AboutUs does not endorse any particular content or information available via this Site. AboutUs does not and cannot represent that any content or information available on or through this Site is accurate, appropriate, decent, in compliance with laws, suitable for any purpose, sufficient to meet your needs or interests in reviewing it, or is what it purports to be. This Site contains hyperlinks and/or other references to other Web sites which AboutUs does not own or operate. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. AboutUs makes no warranties or representations regarding the availability of, or the content located on or through, such third party sites. Moreover, AboutUs does not endorse, sponsor, or review the content contained at the Internet sites to which hyperlinks are directed, nor does AboutUs represent that such sites are appropriate for children, in compliance with laws, or are what they purport to be. AboutUs does not accept any responsibility or liability for content contained at such other Internet sites. Likewise, the parties who own, control, or operate the sites at which such hyperlinks are directed do not necessarily have knowledge of, endorse, sponsor, or approve of the hyperlink or content contained at this Web site.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE SITE AND ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREON IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER THE APPLICABLE LAW, ABOUTUS AND ITS AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER ABOUTUS NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, NOR ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, LICENSORS, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES REPRESENT OR WARRANT (i) THAT THE SITE, OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, OR ERROR FREE; (ii) THAT THE SITE WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE OR WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ACCESSIBLE, TIMELY, OR SECURE; (iii) THAT ANY DEFECTS IN THE SITE OR INFORMATION WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE WILL BE FREE FROM VIRUSES, "WORMS," "TROJAN HORSES" OR OTHER HARMFUL PROPERTIES; (iv) THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY MATERIAL PUBLISHED OR ACCESSIBLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE; (v) ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE; AND (vi) THAT THE SOFTWARE BEHIND THE SITE IS NONINFRINGING. ABOUTUS AND ITS AFFILIATES HEREBY DISCLAIM, AND YOU HEREBY WAIVE AND RELEASE ABOUTUS AND ITS AFFILIATES FROM, ANY AND ALL OBLIGATIONS, LIABILITIES, RIGHTS, CLAIMS OR REMEDIES IN TORT ARISING OUT OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, WHETHER OR NOT ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE (ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED) OF ABOUTUS OR ITS AFFILIATES.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE SITE, OR CONTENT ACCESSED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SITE, IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE, OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION

LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL ABOUTUS OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, OR ANY OF THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES (REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION) ARISING OUT OF (i) USE OF THE SITE OR CONTENT BY ANY PERSON, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGE CAUSED BY ANY RELIANCE ON, OR ANY DELAYS, INACCURACIES, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN, ANY INFORMATION AND CONTENT ACCESSED VIA THE SITE, (ii) ANY USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE FOR WHATEVER REASON, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE OR ANY OTHER FAILURE WITH TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, OR (iii) ANY GOODS OR SERVICE DISCUSSED, PURCHASED OR OBTAINED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THROUGH THE SITE, IN EACH CASE EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS SO THEY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Severability

If a provision of this Agreement is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that shall not affect:

  • the validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provision of this Agreement; or
  • the validity or enforceability in other jurisdictions of that or any other provision of this Agreement