Terms of Service
Urban Dictionary LLC (the "Company") offers UrbanDictionary.com (the "Website") according to the Terms of Service declared below. The Company reserves the right to revise these terms from time to time. We will post a notice of any material revisions on the Website. Your continued usage of the Website constitutes your acceptance of these terms, available at http://www.urbandictionary.com/tos.php. Questions about the Terms of Service may be sent to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Website is not suitable for all audiences. Its content is frequently presented in a coarse and direct manner that some may find offensive. If you do not consider yourself an appropriate user or are offended, please do not visit the Website.
The Website is not intended for children under 13. By using the Website, you are representing that you are at least 18, or that you are at least 13 years old and have your parents' permission to use the Website.
You may not use the Website for any illegal activity or to violate laws in your jurisdiction.
You may not exploit the Website to access unauthorized information.
The Company reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Website for any reason, with or without notice.
The Website is provided "as is" and "as available". You assume complete responsibility and risk for your use of the Website. The Company does not warrant that (i) the Website will meet your requirements, (ii) you will be satisfied with the Website, (iii) you will at all times be able to use the Website, (iv) the Website will be without errors, (v) or that any errors will be corrected.
The Company is not responsible for any damages or loss resulting from your use of the Website.
The Company is not liable for any damages or losses resulting from the Website transmitting information such as personal messages over unencrypted networks such as email.
Any failure of the Company to enforce or exercise a right provided in these terms is not a waiver of that right.
Should any provision of this Terms of Service be found invalid or unenforceable, the remaining terms shall still apply.
This Terms of Service constitutes the entire agreement between you and the Company and supersedes any and all previous agreements, written or oral, between you and the Company, including previous versions of the Terms of Service.
Users may not publish to the Website any words, definitions, or other information (collectively, "Content") that:
is unlawful, threatening, libelous or defamatory;
violates any party's intellectual property; or
is detrimental to the quality or intended spirit of the Website.
Examples of unacceptable Content or behavior on the Website are those which we, in our sole discretion, determine constitute:
abuse, harassment, threats of violence, flaming, intimidation of any person or organization, or any other threatening behavior;
engaging in or contributing to any illegal activity or activity that violates others' rights;
providing information that is false, misleading or inaccurate;
hacking or modifying the Website to falsely imply an association with the Company;
implying or pretending to be affiliated with a company or organization with which you are not affiliated, or misrepresenting the extent of your affiliation or role with an affiliated company or organization; or
disclosing personal or proprietary information of another user, person or organization.
The Company has the right, but not the obligation, to limit or revoke the use privileges of anyone who publishes unacceptable Content.
At any time, the Company may, at its sole discretion, refuse to allow Content to be published, or remove Content that has been published. However, the Company is not obligated to restrict or monitor submissions in any way, or to block users who submit inappropriate content.
By publishing Content, you represent and warrant that such Content:
does not violate the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, intellectual property and proprietary rights;
is not fraudulent or and does not involve counterfeit or stolen information or items;
does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation; and
shall not create any liability for Urban Dictionary, LLC or any of its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders.
You may not submit Content using unauthorized automated methods ("bots").
The Company does not and cannot control all Content published by third parties to the Website, and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Website you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, indecent, incorrect or objectionable, and you agree that under no circumstances will the Company be liable in any way for any Content, including any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any Content. If you would like to report objectionable materials, you may use the "Flag for review" feature on any topic or reply. Urgent issues can be reported to this address: email@example.com
You are solely responsible for any Content you publish on the Website, and the consequences of publishing such Content. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Company, its officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims, losses, costs, liabilities, damages, judgments, penalties, interest and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out or relating to (i) any actual or alleged breach of your representations, warranties, or obligations set forth in these Terms of Service, and (ii) any actual or alleged infringement of any intellectual property or proprietary rights by any Content or other information you publish to the Website.
Copyright and Ownership
The Company owns intellectual property rights to the Website and all elements thereof, including but not limited to the design, artwork, functionality, and documentation. You may not copy, modify, or reverse engineer any part of the Website owned by the Company.
To the extent you own rights in any Content you publish on the Website, such rights shall remain yours solely and exclusively.
When you publish Content on the Website, you grant the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, fully sublicenseable, non-exclusive license to copy, distribute, sell, publicly display, publicly perform and make derivative works of your Content on the Website, and on services affiliated with the Website and elsewhere (including but not limited to print, video, audio or computer media), regardless of the form of media used or of whether such media or services now exist or are developed in the future. By publishing Content to the Website, you hereby represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to publish that Content and to grant the foregoing license to the Company. The Company respects the intellectual property of others. It may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe others' rights.
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide the following information to the Company's copyright agent:
an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
your address, telephone number, and email address;
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
a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or are authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.
The Company's agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
Urban Dictionary, LLC
P.O. Box 7775
San Francisco, CA 94120
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Company does not and cannot review all Content published to the Website or created by users accessing the Website, and is not in any manner responsible for the content of any Content or the activities of any such users.
You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user-generated content through the Website, the Company is merely acting as a passive conduit for the distribution of such information and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to the Content or the Website users' activities.
The Company and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor the Website for inappropriate Content.
The Company and its respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders assume no responsibility or liability which may arise from the Content thereof, including, but not limited to, claims for defamation, libel, slander, infringement, invasion of privacy and publicity rights, obscenity, pornography, profanity, fraud, or misrepresentation.
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Updated: October 2013
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