Terms of Use

Introduction

Welcome to Articlesixteen, the website, mobile, and online services of Articlesixteen, Inc. (“Articlesixteen,” “we,” or “us”). This page explains the terms by which you may use our online and/or mobile services, website, and software provided on or in connection with the service (collectively the “Service”). By accessing or using the Service, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Terms of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) and to the collection and use of your information as set forth in the Articlesixteen Privacy Policy, whether or not you are a registered user of our Service. This Agreement applies to all visitors, users, and others who access the Service (“Users”).


PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY TO ENSURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND EACH PROVISION. THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A MANDATORY ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION THAT REQUIRES THE USE OF ARBITRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS TO RESOLVE DISPUTES, RATHER THAN JURY TRIALS OR CLASS ACTIONS.

Use of Our Service

Articlesixteen provides a space for users to learn and share knowledge with others. The Site is a popular place to find information and instructions on a variety of things. You and other users of our Site have access to thousands of articles, that are intended to provide information for general research, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Much of the Content (as defined herein) and the ratings, reviews, or comments are contributed by people from around the world and represent a diversity of perspectives, experiences, and approaches that may be of interest to you.

  • Responsible Conduct

You agree to act responsibly at this Site and to treat other visitors with respect.

  • Limited License

Original material that we post on this Site is protected by intellectual property laws. You are hereby granted a non-exclusive license to use the videos, articles, and other content on the Site (“Content”), but only while accessing this Site. You are also granted a limited license to print copies of any Content posted at this Site, but only for your personal use. Except as expressly provided above, all rights are reserved. Among other things, except to the extent required for the limited purpose of reviewing material on our Site, electronic reproduction, adaptation, distribution, performance or display of the Content is prohibited. Commercial use of any of our Content is strictly prohibited. Use of our trademarks as metatags on other websites is also strictly prohibited. You may not display this website in frames (or any of the Content via in-line links) without our express written permission, which may be requested by contacting us.

  • Eligibility

You may use the Service only if you can form a binding contract with Articlesixteen, and only in compliance with this Agreement and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations. The Service is not available to any Users previously removed from the Service by Articlesixteen. Any use of the Service by anyone under 13 is strictly prohibited and in violation of this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a child under the age of 13 may use the site if we receive a signed permission form from the child’s parent or legal guardian.

  • Membership

We may request that you open an account to access certain areas of the Site. You must create an account to access these areas. When creating an account, you must provide us with accurate and complete registration information as prompted. You must promptly notify us if any of this information changes. If you fail to provide or update this information, we may terminate your right to access the Site. You may be asked to create a password. You must keep your password confidential. You will be responsible for all use of your password and account, including, without limitation, any use by any unauthorized third party. You must notify us if you believe your password or account has been obtained or may be accessed or used by an unauthorized person or entity. In addition, you must notify us immediately if you become aware of any breach or attempted breach of the security of the Site. We recommend that you change your password often. Under no circumstances should you respond to a request for your password, particularly a request from an individual claiming to be our employee as we will never ask you for your password.

  • Service Rules

You agree not to engage in any of the following prohibited activities: (i) transmitting spam, chain letters, or other unsolicited email; (ii) attempting to interfere with, compromise the system integrity or security or decipher any transmissions to or from the servers running the Service; (iii) taking any action that imposes, or may impose at our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (iv) uploading invalid data, viruses, worms, or other software agents through the Service; (v) collecting or harvesting any personally identifiable information, including account names from the Service; (vii) impersonating another person or otherwise misrepresenting your affiliation with a person or entity, conducting fraud; (viii) interfering with the proper working of the Service; (ix) accessing any content on the Service through any technology or means other than those provided or authorized by the Service; or (x) bypassing the measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Service, including without limitation features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the content therein.

If you operate a search engine or robot, or if you republish a significant fraction of all Articlesixteen Content (as we may determine at our reasonable discretion), you must follow these rules:

  • You must use a descriptive user agent header;
  • You must provide prominent attribution to Articlesixteen;
  • You must follow robots.txt at all times; and
  • You must make it clear how to contact you, either in your user agent string or on your website if you have one.

We may, without prior notice, change the Service; stop providing the Service or features of the Service, to you or to users generally; or create usage limits for the Service. We may permanently or temporarily terminate or suspend your access to the Service without notice and liability for any reason, including if in our sole determination you violate any provision of this Agreement, or for no reason. Upon termination for any reason or no reason, you continue to be bound by this Agreement.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Articlesixteen Users. We reserve the right but have no obligation to monitor disputes between you and other Users. Articlesixteen shall have no liability for your interactions with other Users, or for any User’s action or inaction.

  • Third Party Content: YouTube Videos

Certain Articlesixteen pages contain third party content in the form of embedded videos from the YouTube API Service. Your use of these videos is governed by YouTube’s Terms of Service, which you may read in full on the YouTube Website.

  • License, Representation and Warranty

By posting Material to this Site, you hereby grant us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free worldwide license to reproduce, adapt, distribute, perform (either publicly or by digital audio transmission) or publicly display all or any portion of the Material on our public websites. You further represent and warrant that you own all rights to such Material.

  • Articlesixteen Property

Certain aspects of the Service may allow you to obtain certain reputational or status indicators (“Articlesixteen Property”). You understand and agree that regardless of terminology used, Articlesixteen Property represents a limited license right governed solely by the terms of this Agreement and available for distribution at Articlesixteen’s sole discretion. Articlesixteen Property is not redeemable for any sum of money or monetary value from Articlesixteen at any time. You acknowledge that you do not own the account you use to access the Service, nor do you possess any rights of access or rights to data stored by or on behalf of Articlesixteen on Articlesixteen servers, including without limitation any data representing or embodying any or all of your Articlesixteen Property. You agree that Articlesixteen has the absolute right to manage, regulate, control, modify and/or eliminate Articlesixteen Property as it sees fit in its sole discretion, in any general or specific case, and that Articlesixteen will have no liability to you based on its exercise of such right. All data on Articlesixteen’s servers are subject to deletion, alteration, or transfer.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY VALUE ATTRIBUTED TO SUCH DATA BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY DATA, ACCOUNT HISTORY, AND ACCOUNT CONTENT RESIDING ON ARTICLESIXTEEN’S SERVERS, MAY BE DELETED, ALTERED, MOVED, OR TRANSFERRED AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON IN ARTICLESIXTEEN’S SOLE DISCRETION, WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE AND WITH NO LIABILITY OF ANY KIND. ARTICLESIXTEEN DOES NOT PROVIDE OR GUARANTEE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS, ANY VALUE, CASH OR OTHERWISE, ATTRIBUTED TO ANY DATA RESIDING ON ARTICLESIXTEEN’S SERVERS.

  • Medical & Health Information

The content on the Site should not be interpreted as medical or health advice. The content should not be used to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical or health conditions nor should it be interpreted as creating any doctor-patient or health/medical advisor relationship. You should NOT rely upon the medical, health, dietary, nutritional, or other professional information or opinions provided and you should always speak to your personal health care provider before beginning, changing, or stopping any medication or any treatment for a health program. You are solely responsible for any decisions, omissions, or actions you take based on choosing to seek or not seek professional medical care or choosing or not choosing specific treatments. Neither Articlesixteen is affiliates or subsidiaries, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers, or content providers shall have any liability for your medical, health, dietary, or nutritional decisions based upon, or results obtains from, the content on the Site.

  • LEGAL INFORMATION

The content located on the Site should not be interpreted as legal advice nor should it be interpreted as creating any kind of attorney-client or legal advisor relationship. You should NOT rely upon the legal information or opinions provided and you should consult with your personal legal advisor; this Site is not a substitute for an in-person consultation with an attorney, as the applicability of the legal principles discussed at this Site may differ substantially in individual situations or in different states or countries. You are solely responsible for any legal decisions or actions you take or omissions you commit. Neither Articlesixteen, its affiliates or subsidiaries, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers, or content providers shall have any liability for your legal decisions based upon, or the results obtained from, the content on the Site.

  • Investment & Financial Information

The content on the Site should not be interpreted as financial or investment advice nor should it be interpreted as creating any kind of investment advisor or financial advisor relationship. You should NOT rely on the financial and investment information or opinions provided on this Site. You should conduct your own independent research and consult with your personal investment advisor before making an investment or financial decision. You are solely responsible for any investment and financial decisions, omissions or actions you take. Neither Articlesixteen, its affiliates, subsidiaries, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers or content providers shall have any liability for your financial or investment decisions based upon, or results obtains from, the content on the Site.

  • Privacy

We care about the privacy of our Users. You understand that by using the Services you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personally identifiable information and aggregate data as set forth in our Privacy Policy, and to have your personally identifiable information collected, used, transferred to, and processed in the United States.

  • Security

Articlesixteen cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat our security measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.

  • DMCA Notice

Since we respect artist and content owner rights, it is Articlesixteen’s policy to respond to alleged infringement notices that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”).

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible via the Service, please notify Articlesixteen’s copyright agent as set forth in the DMCA. For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information in writing:

1. An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;

2. Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and where it is located on the Service;

4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Articlesixteen to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and, e-mail address;

5. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law; and

6. A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

UNDER FEDERAL LAW, IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY AND CIVIL PENALTIES, INCLUDING MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES.

Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying Articlesixteen and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed. The preceding requirements are intended to comply with Articlesixteen’s rights and obligations under the DMCA, including 17 U.S.C. §512(c), but do not constitute legal advice. It may be advisable to contact an attorney regarding your rights and obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws. In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, Articlesixteen has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances, Users who are deemed to be repeat infringers. Articlesixteen may also at its sole discretion limit access to the Service and/or terminate the accounts of any Users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

  • Third-Party Links

The Service may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, special offers, or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by Articlesixteen. Articlesixteen does not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products, or services. If you access a third party website from the Service, you do so at your own risk, and you understand that this Agreement and Articlesixteen’s Privacy Policy do not apply to your use of such sites. You expressly relieve Articlesixteen from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website, service, or content. Additionally, your dealings with or participation in promotions of advertisers found on the Service, including payment and delivery of goods, and any other terms (such as warranties) are solely between you and such advertisers. You agree that Articlesixteen shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort relating to your dealings with such advertisers.

  • Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Articlesixteen and its subsidiaries, agents, licensors, managers, and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Service, including any data or content transmitted or received by you; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement, including without limitation your breach of any of the representations and warranties above; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy or Intellectual Property Rights; (iv) your violation of any applicable law, rule or regulation; (v) any claim or damages that arise as a result of any of your User Content or any that is submitted via your account; or (vi) any other party’s access and use of the Service with your unique username, password, or other appropriate security code.

  • No Warranty

THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM ARTICLESIXTEEN OR THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, ARTICLESIXTEEN, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR CORRECT; THAT THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION, UNINTERRUPTED, OR SECURE; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SERVICE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DOWNLOADED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR MOBILE DEVICE OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH DOWNLOAD OR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.

ARTICLESIXTEEN DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE ARTICLESIXTEEN SERVICE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR SERVICE, AND ARTICLESIXTEEN WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY MONITOR ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

  • Limitation of Liability

IN ORDER TO PROVIDE YOU WITH ACCESS TO THIS SITE AND ANY RELATED SERVICES, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT LIABILITY FOR ANY CONDUCT, ACTS OR OMISSIONS OCCURRING AT THIS SITE OR ANY LOSSES YOU MAY INCUR. IN NO EVENT WILL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY LOST PROFITS, EVEN IF YOU CLAIM TO HAVE NOTIFIED US ABOUT SUCH DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY CLAIMS BY ANY THIRD-PARTIES.

  • Arbitration

All disputes arising out of this Agreement (including its formation, performance, or alleged breach) or your use of our Site or services will be exclusively resolved under confidential binding arbitration. 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 Los Angeles County, California before and in accordance with the Rules of the American Arbitration Association. You may download or copy a form notice at www.adr.org. If you initiate arbitration, your arbitration fees will be limited to the filing fees. The arbitrator’s award will be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement will be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will have the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in the state or federal court in Los Angeles County, California to enforce these terms or prevent infringement of a third party’s rights. In the event equitable relief is sought, each party irrevocably submits to the personal jurisdiction of such court.

General

  • Assignment

This Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you but may be assigned by Articlesixteen without restriction. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void.

  • Notification Procedures and Changes to the Agreement

Articlesixteen may provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business-related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through posting of such notice on our website, as determined by Articlesixteen in our sole discretion. Articlesixteen reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to our Users provided that you may opt-out of certain means of notification as described in this Agreement. Articlesixteen is not responsible for any automatic filtering you or your network provider may apply to email notifications we send to the email address you provide us. Articlesixteen may, in its sole discretion, modify or update this Agreement from time to time, and so you should review this page periodically. When we change the Agreement in a material manner, we will update the ‘last modified’ date on this page. Your continued use of the Service after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future Terms of Use, do not use or access (or continue to access) the Service.

  • Entire Agreement/Severability

This Agreement, together with any amendments and any additional agreements you may enter into with Articlesixteen in connection with the Service, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Articlesixteen concerning the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.

  • No Waiver

No waiver of any term of this Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Articlesixteen’s failure to assert any right or provision under this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

  • Contact

Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions regarding this Agreement.

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