Terms Of Service

Terms Of Service - Last Modified: October 13, 2014

The following terms of service (“Terms of Service”) are a legal agreement between you and Stepping Into The Light, Inc. and govern your use of www.sitlm.org, www.sitlm.com and any subdomains of this domain. These Terms of Service include the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Privacy Policy and all other policies referenced below or elsewhere on the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site.

You understand that by using the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site, you are agreeing to these Terms of Service. If you do not accept all of these Terms of Service, you may not access or use the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site. If you are using the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site for a business, your agreement to these Terms of Service will be treated as the agreement of the business, and all references to “you” and “your” will apply to that business.

In these Terms of Service, the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. online social optimization platform, applications, tools and services, and all related content, software and documentation, are collectively referred to as the “Services”.

The Services are deployed on many websites which are not owned or controlled by Stepping Into The Light, Inc.. When you visit any third party website which has enabled the Services, your use of the Services is governed by that website’s posted use terms. These Terms of Service apply only to your use of the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site.

1. Account

You do not need a Stepping Into The Light, Inc. account to visit the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site. However, before you can deploy any of the Services on your website, you must create a Stepping Into The Light, Inc. account (“Account”) and agree to the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Member Agreement, which will govern your use of the Services.

2. Content

The Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site includes content provided by Stepping Into The Light, Inc. (Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Content”) and content that is uploaded, posted, submitted or otherwise transmitted by you and other users of the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site (“User Content”).

  1. All Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Content is owned by or licensed to Stepping Into The Light, Inc., subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States laws, foreign laws and international conventions. Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Content is provided to you AS IS and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. Stepping Into The Light, Inc. reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Content. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Content other than expressly permitted herein. If you download or print any Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Content or enforce limitations on use of the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site or Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Content.
  2. You retain all rights in any User Content that you provide to the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site. You are solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it. You grant to Stepping Into The Light, Inc. a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable, perpetual and irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, publish, perform, transmit and access your User Content in connection with the operation of the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site and the Services in any media formats and through any media channels, and you grant to each other Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site user a similar non-exclusive license to access and use your User Content through the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site. You represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, permissions and releases to grant the foregoing licenses.
  3. Stepping Into The Light, Inc. does not guarantee that any Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Content or User Content will be made available through the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site, continuously or at all. WHILE Stepping Into The Light, Inc. IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO DO SO, Stepping Into The Light, Inc. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE AND PERMANENTLY DELETE ANY CONTENT FROM THE Stepping Into The Light, Inc. SITE WITHOUT NOTICE, AND FOR ANY REASON Stepping Into The Light, Inc. DEEMS SUFFICIENT. Stepping Into The Light, Inc. does not have any obligation to monitor any User Content for any purpose and, as a result, is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, appropriateness, legality or applicability of such content or anything said, depicted or written by Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site users, including, without limitation, any information obtained by using the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site or Services. Stepping Into The Light, Inc. does not endorse any User Content or any opinion, recommendation or advice expressed therein and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Stepping Into The Light, Inc. with respect thereto.

3. Obligations of Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site Users

The Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site may be used and accessed for lawful purposes only. You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and foreign laws, treaties and regulations in connection with your use of the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site. In addition, without limitation, you agree that you will not do any of the following while using or accessing the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site:

  1. Upload, post, submit or otherwise transmit any User Content:
    1. to which you do not have the lawful right to copy, transmit and display;
    2. that infringes any third party’s intellectual property rights (including without limitation copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property right or moral right or right of publicity).
    3. that is unlawful, obscene, harmful, threatening, harassing, defamatory or hateful or that contains objects or symbols of hate, invades the privacy of any third party, contains any pornography, erotica, child pornography or child erotica, is deceptive, threatening, abusive, inciting of unlawful action, defamatory, libelous, vulgar or violent or constitutes hate speech or is otherwise objectionable in the opinion of Stepping Into The Light, Inc.;
    4. that includes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, “pyramid schemes” or any other form of unsolicited or unauthorized solicitation;
    5. that contains a software virus or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to (A) interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software; or (B) interfere with the access of any user, host or network, including without limitation sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming or mail-bombing the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site; or
    6. that includes code that is hidden or otherwise surreptitiously contained within the images, audio or video of any User Content that is unrelated to the immediate, aesthetic nature of the User Content.
  2. Circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content;
  3. Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a Stepping Into The Light, Inc. trademark or logo, URL or product name;
  4. Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any posting or in any way use the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
  5. Tamper with, interfere with or disrupt (or attempt to do so) the availability of any aspect of the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site or Services, any servers or networks connected to the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site or Services, or the technical delivery systems of Stepping Into The Light, Inc. or any Stepping Into The Light, Inc. provider;
  6. Attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any Stepping Into The Light, Inc. system or network or breach or impair or circumvent any security or authentication measures protecting the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site or Services;
  7. Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site or Services;
  8. Attempt to access, search or meta-search the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site or Services with any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism other than software and/or search agents provided by Stepping Into The Light, Inc. or other generally available third party web browsers;
  9. Collect or store personal data about other Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site or Services users without their express permission; or
  10. Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, through pretexting or some other form of social engineering or otherwise commit fraud.

4. Termination or Modification

Stepping Into The Light, Inc. reserves the right in its sole discretion, at any time, to modify, discontinue or terminate the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site or modify or terminate these Terms of Service or the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Privacy Policy without advance notice. If any modification is not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site. By continuing to use the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site after any such modifications, you accept and agree to be bound by such modifications.

Without limiting other remedies, Stepping Into The Light, Inc. may at any time and without any further notice suspend or terminate your access to the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site or Services or remove your Account if Stepping Into The Light, Inc. determines in its sole discretion that you have failed to comply with any provision of these Terms of Service.

6. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Stepping Into The Light, Inc. and its affiliates, subsidiaries and distribution partners and their respective officers, directors, employees and/or agents harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, arising out of or in any way connected with: (i) your access to or use of the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site, Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Content or User Content; (ii) your violation of this Agreement; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including, without limitation, any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your User Content caused damage to a third party, including, without limitation, claims that your User Content is infringing.

7. Disclaimer

THE Stepping Into The Light, Inc. SITE AND ALL CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE Stepping Into The Light, Inc. SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. Stepping Into The Light, Inc. EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE Stepping Into The Light, Inc. SITE AND SUCH CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF QUALITY, AVAILABILITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION, Stepping Into The Light, Inc. MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT THE Stepping Into The Light, Inc. SITE OR ANY SUCH CONTENT WILL BE ERROR FREE OR THAT ANY ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED. SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

8. Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL Stepping Into The Light, Inc. OR ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, PARTNERS OR LICENSORS OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND/OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD-PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE ONEALL SITE OR ANY CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE Stepping Into The Light, Inc. SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, INJURY OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE CONDUCT OF ANY Stepping Into The Light, Inc. SITE USER, ONLINE OR OFFLINE, WHETHER OR NOT Stepping Into The Light, Inc. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, Stepping Into The Light, Inc. AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU ARISING WITH RESPECT TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE WILL NOT EXCEED $50. Stepping Into The Light, Inc. WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE CONSEQUENCES OF ANY ERRORS OR ANY SCHEDULED OR UNSCHEDULED SERVICE INTERRUPTIONS RELATING TO THE Stepping Into The Light, Inc. SITE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

9. Force Majeure

Stepping Into The Light, Inc. will not be liable to you by reason of any failure or delay in performance on account of events beyond its reasonable control, which may include, without limitation, denial-of-service attacks, fires, flood, storm, explosions, acts of God, war, terrorism, governmental action, earthquakes, or internet connectivity or failure issues experienced by major telecommunications providers or a Stepping Into The Light, Inc. co-location facility, for the duration of such event and for such further period of time that Stepping Into The Light, Inc. may reasonably require to recover from the effects of such event.

10. Consent to Electronic Notice

You consent to the use of (a) electronic means to complete these Terms of Service and deliver any notices pursuant to these Terms of Service, and (b) electronic records to store information related to these Terms of Service or your use of the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site or Services. Any notice or other communication to be given hereunder will be in writing and given (x) by Stepping Into The Light, Inc. via email (in each case to the address that you provide), (y) a posting on the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site or (z) by you via email to support@sitlm.org or to such other addresses as Stepping Into The Light, Inc. may specify in writing. The date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

11. Third Party Websites

The Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site may provide links to third party websites, and such links are provided for reference only. We encourage you to read the use terms of each third party website you visit, including websites which are linked to the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site and/or which have deployed the Services. Please keep in mind that Stepping Into The Light, Inc. has no control over (and Stepping Into The Light, Inc. disclaims any responsibility or liability to you for) the content, privacy policies, activities or practices of any third party websites, including websites that deploy the Services, or for any harms, injuries or losses you might suffer as a result of using or accessing such websites.

12. Miscellaneous

In the event that any provision in these Terms of Service is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the unenforceable part will be given effect to the greatest extent permitted by law and the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect to the maximum extent permitted by law. The failure of a party to enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the United States excluding that body of law pertaining to conflict of laws. Any legal action or proceeding arising under these Terms of Service will be brought exclusively in courts located in United States and the parties hereby irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue therein. These Terms of Service together with the rules and policies of Stepping Into The Light, Inc. incorporated herein by reference constitute the entire agreement between Stepping Into The Light, Inc. and you with respect to your use of the Stepping Into The Light, Inc. Site.

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