1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMSWelcome to Pitchengine’s Newsroom service (the “Service”). Whether you are an account holder having a and account on one of Pitchengine’s web services, including on or within the URL pitchengine.com (an “Account Holder”), or a guest invited by an Account Holder (a “Guest”) to post comments or author content on the Account Holders Newsroom, your use of the Service is subject to these Terms of Service (“TOS”). Pitchengine reserves the right to update and change the TOS from time to time without notice or acceptance by you. The TOS will also be applicable to the use of the Service on a trial basis. By using the Service, you signify your irrevocable acceptance of this TOS.
2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICEPitchengine provides each Account Holder with a newsroom website on Pitchengine’s Internet Property (a Newsroom). The Service also includes tools that enable Account Holders and their Guests to make Social Media Releases and post text, photos, videos, comments, and other content). The type and number of tools you may use depend on the type of account you have and your status as an Account Holder or a Guest. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new Pitchengine tools and resources, shall be subject to the TOS. In order to use the Service, you must obtain access to the World Wide Web, either directly or through devices that access web-based content, and pay any service fees associated with such access. In addition, you must provide all equipment necessary to make such connection to the World Wide Web, including a computer and modem or other access device. You also understand and agree that the Service may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for Pitchengine to provide the Service. You also understand and agree that the service may include certain communications from Pitchengine, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the Pitchengine Newsletter, and that these communications are considered part of Pitchengine membership and you will not be able to opt out of receiving them. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new Pitchengine properties, shall be subject to the TOS. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interfaces that are provided by Pitchengine for use in accessing the Service.
3. REGISTRATIONIn order to use the Service, you must have a valid Pitchengine ID. To be an Account Holder with your own Newsroom, you must provide Pitchengine with a credit card, billing and shipping information and other information (“Registration Data”). Accounts Holder will choose a password and account designation for your Newsroom during the Service’s registration process. If you are using the Service as a Guest, you must also go through the registration process and provide the registration data requested. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify Pitchengine of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Pitchengine cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 3. In consideration of use of the Service, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration form, and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Pitchengine has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Pitchengine has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof). If you register to use the Service on a free-trial basis, you will also have to go through the registration process, including entering in your credit card. On the 30th day of the trial, if you have not cancelled the trial, the account will be automatically converted to a paid account and you will be billed for the Service. Users under 13 years of age are required to have a parent or guardian review and complete the registration process.
4. PAYMENT TERMS BILLINGThe credit card that Account Holders provide as part of the Registration Data will be automatically and immediately billed. All currency references are in U.S. dollars. Please note, unless Pitchengine gives notice to the contrary, payment for the Service is billed on a monthly or annually basis (as selected by the Accounts Holder) and is non-refundable.
UPGRADES AND DOWNGRADESYou will have the ability to upgrade or downgrade the Service at any time during the term. Such upgrade or downgrade will take effect immediately. For any upgrade in package level, the credit card that you provided as part of your Registration Data will automatically be charged a pro-rata amount for the higher level Service. For any downgrade in package level, your account for the Service will be credited a pro-rata amount for the lower level Service, to be redeemed automatically in future billing periods. However, there will be no refunds or credits for partial months of service. The expiration/renewal date of Service will not change. Fees may not be credited towards other Services. All currency references are in U.S. dollars. Please note that downgrading your Service may cause the loss of content and/or features of your Newsroom, and Pitchengine does not accept any liability for such loss.
CANCELLATION AND TERMINATIONIf you cancel the Service before the end of the term, your cancellation will take effect immediately. After cancellation, you will no longer have access to your Newsroom and all information contained therein may be deleted by Pitchengine. Pitchengine accepts no liability for such deleted information or content. If you are a Guest, the Account Holder who invites you may request Pitchengine to, and Pitchengine may, terminate your Service at any time and for any reason. If your credit card is invalid for any reason, the Service may be cancelled and all the information contained within deleted permanently. Pitchengine accepts no liability for information that is deleted due to an invalid credit card.
You agree Pitchengine, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, and/or account, and remove and discard any Content within the Service (including, but not limited to your Newsroom if you are an Account Holder), for any reason, including and without limitation, the lack of use, or if Pitchengine believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. Any contracts, verbal or written or assumed, in conjunction with your deleted Newsroom (as applicable) and all its parts, at Pitchengine’s discretion, will be terminated as well. Pitchengine may also in its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Pitchengine may immediately deactivate or delete your Newsroom, as applicable, and all related information and files. Pitchengine reserves the right to bar any further access to such files or the Service. You agree that Pitchengine shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service. Paid accounts that are terminated will not be refunded.
6. OWNERSHIP OF NEWSROOM ACCOUNT AND SECURITYYou are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and Newsroom, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the Newsroom, including those of your Guests. You agree to immediately notify Pitchengine of any unauthorized uses of the account or any other breaches of security. Pitchengine cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation. You acknowledge and agree that under no circumstances will Pitchengine be liable, in any way, for any acts or omissions by an Account Holder or a Guest, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
7. CONTENT AND CONDUCT RULES AND OBLIGATIONSYou understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, goods, products, services or other materials (“Content”) are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not Pitchengine, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. Pitchengine does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content.
You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Pitchengine be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service. You acknowledge that Pitchengine does not pre-screen Content, but that Pitchengine and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or move any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Pitchengine and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by Pitchengine or submitted to Pitchengine. You acknowledge and agree that Pitchengine may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the TOS; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Pitchengine, its users and the public.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
Should Content be found or reported to be in violation with, but not limited to, the following terms, it will be in Pitchengine’s sole discretion as to what action should be taken.
You agree that you will not:
(a) upload, post, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy (up to, but not excluding any address, email, phone number, or any other contact information without the written consent of the owner of such information), hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
(b) harm minors in any way;
(c) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Pitchengine official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(d) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
(e) upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
(f) upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, rights of privacy or publicity, or other proprietary rights of any party;
(g) upload, post, or transmit unsolicited commercial email or “spam”. This includes unethical marketing, advertising, or any other practice that is in any way connected with “spam”, such as (a) sending mass email to recipients who haven’t requested email from you or with a fake return address, (b) promoting a site with inappropriate links, titles, descriptions, or (c) promoting your site by posting multiple submissions in public forums that are identical;
(h) upload, post or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(i) interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
(j) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law;
(k) “stalk” or otherwise harass another;
(l) promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or promote any act of cruelty to animals. This may include, without limitation, providing instructions on how to assemble bombs, grenades and other weapons or incendiary devices;
(m) offer for sale or sell any item, good or service that (a) violates any applicable federal, state, or local law or regulation, (b) you do not have full power and authority under all relevant laws and regulations to offer and sell, including all necessary licenses and authorizations, or (c) Pitchengine determines, in its sole discretion, is inappropriate for sale through the Service provided by Pitchengine;
(n) use the Service as a forwarding service to another website;
(o) exceed the scope of the Service that you have signed up for; for example, accessing and using the tools that you do not have a right to use, or deleting, adding to, or otherwise changing other peoples comments or content as a Guest. If any user is reported to be in violation with the letter or spirit of these terms, Pitchengine retains the right to terminate such account at any time without further warning.
8. ADDITIONAL SOFTWAREWith respect to any additional software that may be made available by Pitchengine in connection with the Service, if you elect to download or access such additional software, you understand that you may have to agree to additional terms and conditions before you use such software.
9. INTERNATIONAL USERecognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
10. CONTENT SUBMITTEDPitchengine does not claim ownership of the Content you place on your Pitchengine Newsroom. By submitting Content to Pitchengine for inclusion on your Pitchengine Newsroom, you grant Pitchengine a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your Newsroom on Pitchengine’s Internet properties. This license exists only for as long as you continue to be a Pitchengine customer and shall be terminated at the time your Newsroom is terminated.
You acknowledge that Pitchengine does not pre-screen Content, but that Pitchengine and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Pitchengine and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.
11. LINKSThe Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Pitchengine has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Pitchengine is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Pitchengine shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
12. INDEMNITYYou agree to indemnify and hold Pitchengine, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your Content, your use of the Service, your Guests activities, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another, whether you are a registered user or not. The user is solely responsible for his or her actions when using the Service, including, but not limited to, costs incurred for Internet access.
13. RESALE OF SERVICEYou agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service without the express permission by Pitchengine.
14. GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGEYou acknowledge that Pitchengine may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service and may modify such practices and limits from time to time.
15. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICEPitchengine reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice at any time. You agree that Pitchengine shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
16. PITCHENGINE’S PROPRIETARY RIGHTSYou acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service (“Software”) contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Pitchengine or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part.
17. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIESYOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: (a) YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. PITCHENGINE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
(b) PITCHENGINE WILL MAKE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO MAINTAIN THE SERVICE, HOWEVER, PITCHENGINE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OF DATA, CUSTOMER INFORMATION OR VENDOR DATA, REVENUE, OR OTHER HARM TO BUSINESS ARISING OUT OF DELAYS, MISDELIVERY OR NONDELIVERY OF INFORMATION, RESTRICTION OR LOSS OF ACCESS, BUGS OR OTHER ERRORS, UNAUTHORIZED USE DUE TO YOUR SHARING OF ACCESS TO THE SERVICE, OR OTHER INTERACTION WITH THE SERVICE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING AND BACKING-UP YOUR DATA AND INFORMATION THAT MAY RESIDE ON THE SERVICE. PITCHENGINE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
(c) ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE 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 THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
(d) NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOS.