Terms + Policies
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Description of Service, Acceptance of Terms, and Changes to Terms:
1. Description of Service and Acceptance of Terms
Press Media Group, Inc (“AfroLife,” “we,” or “us”) provides an online video service offering a selection of television shows, movies, clips, and other content (collectively, the “Content”). Our video service, the Content, our player for viewing the Content (the “Video Player”), and any other products, features, tools, materials, or other services (including third-party branded services) offered from time to time by AfroLife through a variety of Access Points (defined below) are referred to collectively as the “Services.” The term “Access Points” refers to, collectively, the www.afrolife.tv website (the “AfroLife.TV”), applications, and other places where any Services are available, including websites and applications of AfroLife‘s third-party distribution partners and other websites where users or website operators are permitted to embed or have otherwise licensed the Video Player.
Please note that these Terms include certain embedded hyperlinks that, depending on the device through which you are viewing it, may not be accessible. Therefore, you may need to visit the AfroLife and WatchPress Site on your computer to access the hyperlinks.
2. Changes to These Terms
We may need to make changes to these Terms from time to time for many reasons. For example, we may need to reflect updates in how the Services work or changes in the law. You should look at these Terms regularly, which are posted on the AfroLife site at www.afrolife.tv. In addition, you can access these Terms from AfroLife applications. If we make a material change to these Terms, we will notify you by posting a notice on the AfroLife site. If you are a registered user, we will also send an email to the email address you most recently provided to us prior to the material change taking effect. Therefore, it is important that you keep your account information, including email address, updated. Any material change to these Terms will be effective automatically 30 days after the revised Terms are first posted or, for users who register or otherwise provide opt-in consent during this 30-day period, at the time of registration or consent, as applicable.
Access and Use of the Services (Part 1):
3. Access and Use of the Services
3.1 Age Limitations. The Services are not intended to be used by children without involvement and approval of a parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 13, you are not permitted to register with AfroLife or provide your personal information to AfroLife. If you are at least 13 and under 18 years of age (or under the applicable age of majority in your state or territory of residence), you may register with AfroLife only if you have the consent of your parent or guardian, including consent to these Terms on your behalf.
3.2 Your License. AfroLife is pleased to grant you a non-exclusive limited license to use the Services, including accessing and viewing the Content on a streaming-only basis through the Video Player, for personal, non-commercial purposes as set forth in these Terms.
3.3 The Content. You may only access and view the Content personally and for a non-commercial purpose in compliance with these Terms. You may not either directly or through the use of any device, software, internet site, web-based service, or other means remove, alter, bypass, avoid, interfere with, or circumvent any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices marked on the Content or any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure associated with the Content including geo-filtering mechanisms. You may not either directly or through the use of any device, software, internet site, web-based service, or other means copy, download, stream capture, reproduce, duplicate, archive, distribute, upload, publish, modify, translate, broadcast, perform, display, sell, transmit, or retransmit the Content unless expressly permitted by AfroLife in writing. You may not incorporate the Content into, or stream or retransmit the Content, via any hardware or software application or make it available via frames or in-line links unless expressly permitted by AfroLife in writing. Furthermore, you may not create, recreate, distribute, or advertise an index of any significant portion of the Content unless authorized by AfroLife. You may not build a business utilizing the Content, whether or not for profit. The Content covered by these restrictions includes, without limitation, any text, graphics, layout, interface, logos, photographs, audio and video materials, and stills. In addition, you are strictly prohibited from creating derivative works or materials that otherwise are derived from or based on in any way the Content, including montages, mash-ups and similar videos, wallpaper, desktop themes, greeting cards, and merchandise, unless expressly permitted by AfroLife in writing. This prohibition applies even if you intend to give away the derivative materials free of charge.
3.4 The Video Player. You may not modify, enhance, remove, interfere with, or otherwise alter in any way any portion of the Video Player, its underlying technology, any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure incorporated into the Video Player. This restriction includes, without limitation, disabling, reverse engineering, modifying, interfering with or otherwise circumventing the Video Player in any manner that enables users to view the Content without: (i) displaying visibly both the Video Player and all surrounding elements (including the graphical user interface, any advertising, copyright notices, and trademarks) of the Access Point where the Video Player is located; and (ii) having full access to all functionality of the Video Player including, without limitation, all video quality and display functionality and all interactive, elective, or click-through advertising functionality.
3.5 Embedding a Video Using the Video Player. Where AfroLife has incorporated an embed option in connection with Content on the Services, you may embed videos using the Video Player, provided you do not embed the Video Player on any website or other location that (i) contains or hosts content that is unlawful, infringing, pornographic, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, vulgar, indecent, profane, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, encourages criminal conduct, gives rise to civil liability, violates any law, rule, or regulation, infringes any right of any third party including intellectual property rights, or is otherwise inappropriate or objectionable to AfroLife (in AfroLife ‘s sole discretion) or (ii) links to infringing or unauthorized content (collectively, “Unsuitable Material”). You may not embed the Video Player into any hardware or software application, even for non-commercial purposes. AfroLife reserves the right to prevent embedding to any website or other location that AfroLife finds inappropriate or objectionable (as determined by AfroLife in its sole discretion).
3.6 Ownership. You agree that AfroLife owns and retains all rights to the Services. You further agree that the Content you access and view as part of the Services is owned or controlled by AfroLife and AfroLife‘s licensors. The Services and the Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property laws.
3.7 Your Responsibilities. In order for us to keep the Services safe and available for everyone to use, we all have to follow the same rules of the road. You and other users must use the Services for lawful, non-commercial, and appropriate purposes only. Your commitment to this principle is critical. You agree to observe the Services, Content, Video Player, and embedding restrictions detailed above, and you further agree that you will not use the Services in a way that:
· violates the rights of others, including patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, privacy, publicity, or other proprietary rights;
· uses technology or other means to access, index, frame, or link to the Services (including the Content) that is not authorized by AfroLife (including by removing, disabling, bypassing, or circumventing any content protection or access control mechanisms intended to prevent the unauthorized download, stream capture, linking, framing, reproduction, access to, or distribution of the Services);
· involves accessing the Services (including the Content) through any automated means, including “robots”, “spiders”, or “offline readers” (other than by individually performed searches on publicly accessible search engines for the sole purpose of, and solely to the extent necessary for, creating publicly available search indices – but not caches or archives – of the Services and excluding those search engines or indices that host, promote, or link primarily to infringing or unauthorized content);
· introduces viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
· damages, disables, overburdens, impairs, or gains unauthorized access to the Services, including AfroLife‘s servers, computer network, or user accounts;
· removes, modifies, disables, blocks, obscures, or otherwise impairs any advertising in connection with the Services (including the Content);
· uses the Services to advertise or promote services that are not expressly approved in advance in writing by AfroLife;
· encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability;
· violates these Terms or any guidelines or policies posted by AfroLife ;
· interferes with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Services; or
· attempts to do any of the foregoing.
If AfroLife determines, in its sole discretion, that you are violating any of these Terms, we may (i) notify you and (ii) use technical measures to block or restrict your access or use of the Services. In either case, you agree to immediately stop accessing or using in any way (or attempting to access or use) the Services, and you agree not to circumvent, avoid, or bypass such restrictions, or otherwise restore or attempt to restore such access or use.
3.8 No Spam/Unsolicited Communications. We know how annoying and upsetting it can be to receive unwanted email or instant messages from people you do not know. Therefore, you may not use the Services to harvest information about users for the purpose of sending or to facilitate or encourage the sending of, unsolicited bulk or other communications. You understand that we may employ technical measures to prevent spam or unsolicited bulk or other communications from entering, utilizing, or remaining within our computer or communications networks. If you Post (as defined below in Section 7) or otherwise send spam, advertising, or other unsolicited communications of any kind through the Services, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to AfroLife and that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to measure.
3.9 Software Downloads. In order to participate in certain Services or access certain Content, you may be notified that it is necessary to download software or other materials or agree to additional terms and conditions. Unless otherwise provided by these additional terms and conditions, they are hereby incorporated into these Terms.
3.10 Modification/Suspension/Discontinuation. We regularly make changes to the Services. The availability of the Content, as well as Access Points through which the Services are available, will change from time to time. AfroLife reserves the right to replace or remove any Content and Access Points available to you through the Services, including specific titles, and to otherwise make changes in how we operate the Services. Additionally, you agree that for various reasons, such as restrictions on content licensors and other limitations or considerations from third parties, certain Content that may be available through one Access Point may not be available to another Access Point. We hope not to, but we may change, suspend, or discontinue – temporarily or permanently – some or all of the Services (including the Content and the devices through which the Services are accessed), with respect to any or all users, at any time without notice. In our continued assessment of the Services, we may, from time to time, with respect to any or all of our users, experiment with or otherwise offer certain features or other elements of the Services, including promotional features, user interfaces, plans, pricing, and advertisements. You acknowledge that AfroLife may do so in AfroLife ‘s sole discretion at any time without notice. You also agree that AfroLife will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Services, although if you are an AfroLife subscriber and AfroLife suspends or discontinues your subscription to the Services, AfroLife may, in its sole discretion, provide you with a credit, refund, discount, or other forms of consideration (for example, we may credit additional days of service to your account) in accordance with Section 4 below. However, if AfroLife terminates your account or suspends or discontinues your access to Services due to your violation of these Terms, then you will not be eligible for any such credit, refund, discount, or other consideration.
3.11 Internet Access Charges. You are responsible for any costs you incur to access the Internet.
3.12 Customer Service. If we can be of help to you, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service department by visiting our Help Center at www.afrolife.tv/help. It would be our pleasure to serve you. We aim to deliver first-class customer service, but in the unlikely event that a customer service representative provides information that is inconsistent with these Terms, please be aware that these Terms will control.
SUBSCRIPTIONS & BILLING:
4. Subscriptions and Billing
4.1 Subscriptions. While we may offer Content from time to time for free, we charge a fee to access the Services that require a subscription. The Services may include different offerings. You can find the specific details regarding your subscription at any time by logging in on the AfroLife Site and clicking on Account under your account name. You agree that your subscription is for personal use only, and unless the terms of your subscription authorize additional simultaneous streams, your subscription is limited to only one simultaneous stream at a time.
Because the Service is offered in multiple time zones, for consistency, a “day”, for purposes of these Terms, begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time and ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time of that same calendar day.
4.2 Billing. By providing a credit card or other payment method accepted by AfroLife (“Payment Method”) for your subscription, you are expressly agreeing that we are authorized to charge you a periodic subscription fee on a recurring basis corresponding to the terms of your subscription, any other fees for additional services you may purchase, and any applicable taxes in connection with your use of your subscription to the Payment Method. If you want to use a different Payment Method than the one you signed up to use during registration, or if there is a change in your credit card validity or expiration date, you may edit your Payment Method information by logging in on the AfroLife Site and clicking on Account under your account name. When you provide a Payment Method to access a subscription, including in connection with a free trial offer, our system will attempt to verify the information you entered. We do this by processing an authorization hold, which is a standard practice. We do not charge you in connection with this authorization hold. If your Payment Method expires and you do not edit your Payment Method information or cancel your account, you authorize us to continue billing, and you will remain responsible for any uncollected amounts.
As used in these Terms, “billing” shall indicate either a charge or debit, as applicable, against your Payment Method. The subscription fee will be billed at the beginning of your subscription or expiration of your free trial period, if any, whichever is earlier, and on each periodic renewal date thereafter unless and until you cancel your subscription or the account or service is otherwise suspended or discontinued pursuant to these Terms. To see the commencement date for your next renewal period, log in on the AfroLife Site and click on Account under your name.
We automatically bill your Payment Method on the calendar day corresponding to the commencement of your subscription. For subscribers whose subscription starts with a free trial, billing will commence upon the expiration of the free trial. The interval of time between each payment due date shall correspond to the term of your subscription and be referred to herein as a “Billing Period”. In the event your subscription began on a day not contained in a given month, we bill your Payment Method on the last day of such month. For example, if you have a monthly subscription and became a paying subscriber on January 31, your Payment Method would next be billed on February 28. You acknowledge that the timing of when you are billed and the amount billed each Billing Period may vary, including, for example, due to promotional offers, gift card redemptions, credits applied, changes in your subscription, changes in your Payment Method, and changes in applicable taxes, and you authorize us to charge your Payment Method for the corresponding amounts.
If we offer you a promotion (e.g., a promotional price) for your subscription, the specific terms of the promotion will be disclosed during your sign-up or in other materials provided to you describing the particular promotion. In the case of promotional pricing, after your promotion ends, we will begin billing your Payment Method for your subscription at the regular price after your promotion ends unless you cancel prior to the end of your promotion or unless otherwise disclosed in communications made available to you.
AfroLife reserves the right to change the terms of your subscription, including price, from time to time, effective as of the beginning of your next Billing Period following the date of the change. If AfroLife changes the subscription fee or other charges for your subscription, we will give you advance notice of these changes. However, we will not be able to notify you of changes in any applicable taxes.
Very rarely, if there are special circumstances where AfroLife determines it is appropriate (e.g., your subscription Service is unavailable for days due to technical difficulties), we may provide credits to affected subscribers. The amount and form of such credits, and the decision to provide them are at AfroLife‘s sole and absolute discretion, and the provision of credits in one instance does not entitle anyone to credits in the future under similar or different circumstances.
4.3 AfroLife Gift Cards. AfroLife may make available gift cards redeemable for an eligible Service and you may purchase such gift cards by using a Payment Method previously provided to us or a different Payment Method. AfroLife gift cards may not be used in conjunction with, or in addition to, any special offer unless the terms of the special offer expressly indicate otherwise. The purchase and redemption of AfroLife gift cards are subject to the AfroLife Gift Card Terms and Conditions, which you can review at www.watchpressnow.com.
4.4 Ongoing Subscription and Cancellation. Your subscription will continue in effect on a recurring basis corresponding to the term of your subscription unless and until you cancel your subscription or the account or service is otherwise suspended or discontinued pursuant to these Terms. You must cancel your subscription before your next renewal date in order to avoid the next billing. We will bill the periodic subscription fee plus any applicable taxes to the Payment Method you provide to us during registration (or to a different Payment Method if you change your account information). If you cancel your subscription, the cancellation will be effective at the end of the current Billing Period – this means that you will have continued access to your subscription for the remainder of that period, but you will not receive a refund. You can cancel your subscription by logging into your AfroLife Account and following the instructions on your Account page on the AfroLife Site or in the settings of our mobile application. If you pay for the Services through your account with a third party (e.g., Apple iTunes) and want to cancel your subscription or manage your billing, you may need to do so through your account with such third party.
4.5 Unpaid Amounts. It is important that each subscriber honor the payment obligations to which the subscriber agreed. Accordingly, we reserve the right to retry billing your Payment Method after failed attempts (e.g., if your Payment Method is rejected). We also reserve the right to pursue any amounts you fail to pay in connection with your subscription. You will remain liable for all such amounts and all costs incurred in connection with the collection of these amounts, including, without limitation, bank overdraft fees, collection agency fees, reasonable attorneys’ fees, and arbitration or court costs.
4.6 Free Trials. On occasion, we may be authorized to offer free trials to a particular subscription for certain qualifying users. If we offer you a free trial, the specific terms of your free trial will be stated in the material describing the particular free trial or during your sign-up. Certain limitations may exist with respect to combining free trials with any other offers. AfroLife reserves the right to determine eligibility for free trials. To view the specific details regarding your free trial, if any, log in on the AfroLife Site and click on Account under your account name.
Once your free trial period ends, we will begin billing your Payment Method for your periodic subscription fees (plus any applicable taxes), unless you cancel prior to the end of your free trial. For that reason, unless otherwise indicated in the free trial description, you may be asked to set up a valid Payment Method when redeeming a free trial offer.
It is very important to understand that you will not receive a notice from AfroLife that your free trial has ended and that payment for your subscription is due. If you wish to avoid charges to your Payment Method, you must cancel your subscription prior to midnight Eastern Time on the last day of your free trial period. You may cancel your subscription at any time as described in the “Ongoing Subscription and Cancellation” section of these Terms. We will continue to bill your Payment Method for your subscription on a recurring basis corresponding to the term of your subscription until you cancel or the account or applicable Service is otherwise suspended or discontinued pursuant to these Terms. To the extent subscriptions are offered in conjunction with purchases of, or payment for, third party products or services, you agree that AfroLife will not be liable to you for any claims arising out of or related to your purchase or use of such third party products or services. If you cancel your subscription during a free trial or while using a promotional code or other credits, cancellation may be effective immediately.
Accounts, Registration, and Collection and Use of Personal Information:
5. Accounts and Registration (Read our GDPR here)
You are responsible for all use of your account, including the use of your account by other members of your household. By allowing others to access your account, you agree to be responsible for ensuring that they comply with these Terms and you agree to be responsible for their activity using the Services.
All registration information you submit must be accurate and updated. Please keep your password confidential. You will not have to reveal it to any AfroLife representative. Because you are responsible for all use of your account, including unauthorized use by any third party, please be very careful to guard the security of your password. Please notify us by email using the customer support form available at www.afrolife.tv if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account. Please also make sure to notify us if your registration information changes, in case we need to contact you.
You may find information on how to delete your AfroLife account by logging in on the AfroLife Site and clicking on Account under your account name and then choosing “Update Personal Info”. Please identify your account and provide a valid reply email address in the event we require additional information to terminate your account. Please note, if you are a subscriber, you must first cancel your subscription before you will be able to delete your account. Please see the section “Ongoing Subscription and Cancellation” above for instructions on how to cancel your subscription.
We reserve the right to immediately terminate or restrict your account or your use of the Services or access to Content at any time, without notice or liability, if AfroLife determines in its sole discretion that you have breached these Terms, violated any law, rule, or regulation, engaged in other inappropriate conduct, or for any other business reason. We also reserve the right to terminate your account or your use of the Services or access to Content if such use places an undue burden on our networks or servers. Of course, we would prefer to avoid such termination; therefore, we may use technology to limit activities, such as the number of calls to the AfroLife servers being made or the volume of User Material (as defined below in Section 7) being Posted, and you agree to respect these limitations and not take any steps to circumvent, avoid, or bypass them.
Collection and Use of Personal Information:
6. Collection and Use of Personal Information
User Reviews, Comments, and Other Material:
7.1 Your Posts. As part of the Services, users may have an opportunity to publish, transmit, submit, or otherwise post (collectively, “Post”) reviews, comments, or other materials (collectively, “User Material”). In order to keep the Services enjoyable for all of our users, you must adhere to the rules below.
Please choose carefully the User Material that you Post. Please limit yourself to User Material directly relevant to the Services. Moreover, you must not Post User Material that: (i) contains Unsuitable Material (as defined above in Section 3); or (ii) improperly claims the identity of another person. Please note that if you Post User Material on AfroLife using a third party service, such as a social network or email provider, your first and last name or other user ID may appear to the public each time you Post. We advise that you do not, and you should also be careful if you decide to Post additional personal information, such as your email address, telephone number, or street address.
You must be, or have first obtained permission from, the rightful owner of any User Material you Post. By submitting User Material, you represent and warrant that you own the User Material or otherwise have the right to grant AfroLife the license provided below. You also represent and warrant that the Posting of your User Material does not violate any right of any party, including privacy rights, publicity rights, and intellectual property rights. In addition, you agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and other payments owed to any party by reason of your Posting User Material. AfroLife will remove all User Material if we are properly notified that such User Material infringes on another person’s rights. You acknowledge that AfroLife does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Material.
By Posting User Material, you are not forfeiting any ownership rights in such material to AfroLife. After Posting your User Material, you continue to retain all of the same ownership rights you had prior to Posting. By Posting your User Material, you grant AfroLife a limited license to use, display, reproduce, distribute, modify, delete from, add to, prepare derivative works of, publicly perform, and publish such User Material through the Services and on other platforms and services worldwide, including on or through any Access Point, in perpetuity, in any media formats and any media channels now known or hereinafter created. The license you grant to AfroLife is non-exclusive (meaning you are not prohibited by us from licensing your User Material to anyone else in addition to AfroLife), fully-paid, royalty-free (meaning that AfroLife is not required to pay you for the use of your User Material), and sublicensable (so that AfroLife is able to use its affiliates, subcontractors, and other partners, such as internet content delivery networks, to provide the Services). By posting your User Material, you also hereby grant each user of the Services a non-exclusive, limited license to access your User Material and to use, display, reproduce, distribute, and perform such User Material as permitted through the functionality of the Services and under these Terms.
7.2 Third-Party Posts. Despite these restrictions, please be aware that some material provided by users may be objectionable, unlawful, inaccurate, or inappropriate. AfroLife does not endorse any User Material, and User Material that is posted does not reflect the opinions or policies of AfroLife. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor User Material and to restrict or remove User Material that we determine, in our sole discretion, is inappropriate or for any other business reason. In no event does AfroLife assume any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any User Material, and you agree to waive any legal or equitable rights or remedies you may have against AfroLife with respect to such User Material. You can help us tremendously by notifying us of any inappropriate User Material you find by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: “Inappropriate User Material”).
Linked Destinations and Advertising:
8. Linked Destinations and Advertising
AfroLife is not responsible for the content or practices of any website or destination other than the AfroLife Site, even if it links to the AfroLife Site and even if the website or destination is operated by a company affiliated or otherwise connected with AfroLife. By using the Services, you acknowledge and agree that AfroLife is not responsible or liable to you for any content or other materials hosted and served from any website or destination other than the AfroLife Site.
AfroLife, the AfroLife logo, and other AfroLife marks, graphics, logos, scripts, and sounds are trademarks of AfroLife. None of the AfroLife trademarks may be copied, downloaded, or otherwise exploited.
10. Unsolicited Submissions
It is AfroLife‘s policy not to accept unsolicited submissions, including scripts, story lines, articles, fan fiction, characters, drawings, information, suggestions, ideas, or concepts. AfroLife’s policy is to delete any such submission without reading it. Therefore, any similarity between an unsolicited submission and any elements in any AfroLife creative work, including a film, series, story, title, or concept, would be purely coincidental.
Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitation of Liability and Indemnity:
11. Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitation of Liability and Indemnity
WHILE WE DO OUR BEST TO PROVIDE THE OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE OF THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICES, INCLUDING THE AFROLIFE SITE, THE CONTENT, THE VIDEO PLAYER, USER MATERIAL, AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH ANY ACCESS POINT, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, AFROLIFE DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, COMPLETENESS, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, COMPATIBILITY, OR NONINFRINGEMENT; OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, FREE OF VIRUSES AND OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, ACCURATE, ERROR-FREE, OR RELIABLE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL AFROLIFE OR ITS AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE INVESTORS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING DISTRIBUTORS AND CONTENT LICENCORS) (COLLECTIVELY, THE “AFROLIFE PARTIES”), BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF THE SERVICES (INCLUDING ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ADVERTISED IN, OBTAINED ON, OR PROVIDED THROUGH ANY ACCESS POINT), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER THEORY, EVEN IF THE AFROLIFE PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO US, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING OR PARTICIPATING IN ANY ACTIVITY RELATED TO USE OF THE SERVICE OR $50 (WHICHEVER IS LESS).
YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS THE AFROLIFE PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, DAMAGES, EXPENSES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND COSTS), AND OTHER LOSSES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO YOUR BREACH OR ALLEGED BREACH OF THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES (INCLUDING YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT). AFROLIFE RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT OUR OWN EXPENSE, TO EMPLOY SEPARATE COUNSEL AND ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE AND CONTROL OF ANY MATTER OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU.
Notice and Procedure for Claims of Copyright Infringement:
12. Notice and Procedure for Claims of Copyright Infringement
If you believe that any Content, User Material, or other material provided through the Services, including through a link, infringes your copyright, you should notify AfroLife of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.
We will process each notice of alleged infringement that AfroLife receives and take appropriate action in accordance with applicable intellectual property laws. A notification of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to AfroLife‘s copyright agent at email@example.com (subject line: “DMCA Takedown Request”). You may also contact us by mail or facsimile at:
Attention: Copyright Agent
Press Media Group, Inc
929 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright interest; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Services that is reasonably sufficient to enable AfroLife to identify and locate the material; (iv) how AfroLife can contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner or the owner of an exclusive right in the material. Emails sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for purposes other than communication about copyright infringement may not be answered.
AfroLife has a policy of terminating repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.
Arbitration of Claims:
13. ARBITRATION OF CLAIMS
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY. WE WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS.
At AfroLife, we expect that our world-class customer service team will be able to resolve most issues you may have using the Services. You can find frequently asked questions or contact our customer service team by going to our help center. In the unlikely event that an issue remains unresolved, we prefer to specify now what each of us should expect in order to avoid any confusion later. Accordingly, you and AfroLife agree to the following resolution process.
In an attempt to find the quickest and most efficient resolution of our issues, you and AfroLife agree to first discuss any issue informally for at least 30 days. To do that, please send your full name and contact information, your concern and your proposed solution by mail to us at: Press Media Group, Inc, 929 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401 - Attn: Legal Department. If we would like to discuss an issue with you, we will contact you using the email address you provided when you registered for AfroLife.
If we do not reach an agreed upon solution after our discussions for at least 30 days, you and AfroLife agree that any claim that either of us may have arising out of or relating to these Terms (including formation, performance, or breach of them), our relationship with each other, or use of the Services must be resolved through binding arbitration before the American Arbitration Association using its Consumer Arbitration Rules, available here. As an exception to this arbitration agreement, AfroLife is happy to give you the right to pursue in small claims court any claim that is within that court’s jurisdiction as long as you proceed only on an individual basis.
To help resolve any issues between us promptly and directly, you and AfroLife agree to begin any arbitration within one year after a claim arises; otherwise, the claim is waived. You and AfroLife also agree to arbitrate in each of our individual capacities only, not as a representative or member of a class, and each of us expressly waives any right to file a class action or seek relief on a class basis.
Rather than force everyone to visit us in California, if you can demonstrate that arbitration in California would create an undue burden to you, you are free to initiate the arbitration in your home state. Otherwise, the arbitration hearings will be held in Santa Monica, California.
You may download or copy a form notice and a form to initiate arbitration at www.adr.org. If you initiate the arbitration, your arbitration fees will be limited to the filing fee set forth in the AAA’s Consumer Rules. Regardless of who initiates the arbitration, AfroLife will pay any other arbitration fees, including your share of arbitrator compensation.
It is important that you understand that the arbitrator’s decision will be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. If the arbitrator rules against AfroLife, in addition to accepting whatever responsibility is ordered by the arbitrator, we think it’s fair that AfroLife reimburse your reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, regardless of who initiated the arbitration. In addition, if the arbitrator rules in AfroLife‘s favor, AfroLife will not seek reimbursement of our attorney’s fees and costs, regardless of who initiated the arbitration.
If you’re not sure what all of this means, of course please feel free to ask an attorney.
Specifying what happens if an issue arises with one of our users is never a fun topic. But we pride ourselves on transparency and we thank you in advance for understanding why it’s important that you and AfroLife agree on the process described in this Section.
14. General Information
14.1 International Use. We are a company based in the United States. AfroLife‘s goal is to bring you as much content as is legally available. That said, we are limited by the rights that our content licencors grant to us. Using technologies to access the Content from territories where AfroLife does not have rights or does not offer services is prohibited. Your subscription is not accessible through any devices from outside the United States.
14.2 Export Controls. Software and the transmission of applicable technical data, if any, in connection with the Services are subject to export controls. You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding software and the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
14.3 Choice of Law and Forum. These Terms are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Florida without giving effect to principles of conflicts of law. To the extent that the arbitration provision outlined in section 13 is not applicable (e.g., when confirming an arbitration award), you and AfroLife agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in the Los Angeles County of the State of California.
14.4 No Waiver/Reliance. If you see other parties violating these Terms, we would appreciate it if you would let us know at email@example.com (subject line: “TOU Violation”). Precisely how AfroLife responds to a party that is violating these Terms will be determined after carefully analyzing all of the facts and circumstances of a particular case. You may not rely upon AfroLife‘s precise response with respect to one party or one situation as any indication of what AfroLife might do with respect to another party or another situation, even if the parties or situations appear to you to be similar. Similarly, if we fail to act in response to a violation of these Terms, you should not assume that we do not object to the violation or even that we are aware of it. In addition, you may not construe a waiver of any provision of these Terms with respect to any party as a waiver of that provision (or any other provision) with respect to either that party or any other party. Further, AfroLife‘s decision to delay exercising or enforcing any right or remedy under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or remedy. Even if AfroLife acts in a way that appears to you to be inconsistent with these Terms, AfroLife‘s action shall not be deemed a waiver or constructive amendment of these Terms.
From time to time, we may communicate with you about the Services and these Terms electronically (e.g., emails to your registered email address, notices on the AfroLife Site and other Access Points). You consent to receive electronic communications from AfroLife and further agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures, and other communications that we send to you electronically will satisfy any applicable legal notification requirements. We recommend that you keep a copy of any electronic communications we send to you for your records.
Thank you for taking the time to read these Terms. By understanding and agreeing to follow these Terms, the experience will be better for all users. It is our goal to provide you with a first class user experience, so if you have any questions or comments about these Terms, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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