I. GENERAL RULES AND DEFINITIONS
A. In choosing to use the ZRock Web service, you are agreeing to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement between you and ZRock. The terms of this Agreement cover all uses made by you of the service, both directly through ZRock.com and through our
sister sites ("Sister Sites").
B. ZRock may change, add, or remove portions of this Agreement at any
C. If any of these rules or any future changes are unacceptable to you, you may cancel your subscription by logging off the site and discontinuing usage and/or viewing of the site. Your continued use of the service now, or following the posting of notice of any changes in these operating rules, will indicate acceptance by you of such rules, changes or modifications.
D. ZRock may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the service at any time, including the availability of any site feature,
page, or content. ZRock may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the service without notice or liability.
E. While ZRock is a moderated site this service is intended for adults, and you must be thirteen (13) years or older to use the
service according to U.S. law.
II. SERVICE CONTENT AND MEMBER SUBMISSIONS
A. The content of the service consists of all materials published therein (including but not limited to text, documents, news articles, photographs, images, avatars, illustrations, audio clips, and video clips). The service and its content are intended for your personal, non-commercial use only. Neither ZRock nor the author of any content in the service is liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in the service or its content, or for any damages arising
B. The service and its content are protected by copyright pursuant to American and international copyright laws. The content is owned or controlled by
Zrock or the party which created the content. You are the copyright holder of all content created by you and posted on the service. You agree not to modify, publish, transmit, reproduce, create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit the service (including software) or any content not authored by you except as explicitly provided in Section
II.C. of this Agreement. Some content in the service may contain additional copyright notices or restrictions and you agree to abide by them.
C. You may download or copy the content and other downloadable items displayed on the Service for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without the prior written permission of the ZRock Rights and Permissions Department, or the copyright holder identified in the copyright notice contained in the content. You may create or add to a topic and forward topics to other ZRock members subject to the rules in Section III of this Agreement.
D. You agree that any content created by you and published on the Service
may be copied, edited, removed, reused, modified, published, transmitted and displayed in all media by ZRock,
the service's Affiliate Partners and their successors, assigns and licensees, and you hereby grant to those
entities the right to do so. In addition, you waive any moral rights you may have
in with respect to the content being altered or attributed in a manner not agreeable to you.
A. Topics are those portions of the ZRock service (including but not limited to question-and-answer exchanges, forums, topics, featured topics, articles, announcements and commentary) where members post content for public display in the service. You shall not upload to, or distribute or otherwise publish in any Topic any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, gratuitously sexual, abusive, harassing or otherwise illegal material. To do so will result in a deletion or editing of said material from the site and may result in your removal from the service.
1) Be courteous. You agree that you will not threaten or verbally abuse other members, use defamatory language, or deliberately disrupt topics with repetitive messages, meaningless messages or "spam." Spammers will be removed from the service, and their accounts terminated.
2) Use respectful language. You agree not to use language that abuses or discriminates on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc. Hate speech of any kind is grounds for immediate and permanent removal from the service.
3) Use appropriate language. While open exchanges, even about adult-oriented issues, are encouraged, members are asked to consider the different ages and sensitivities of the entire community while participating in the Zrock service. If necessary, inappropriate language will be deleted or edited, or a topic containing said inappropriate language will be marked as such (e. g. Warning: contains adult language).
4) Vulgar speech is not tolerated. Vulgarisms will be deleted or edited, and may result in a warning or eventual removal from the site.
5) Lively debate is accepted, and even encouraged, but personal attacks are not. Active topics and heated debate are welcome in the ZRock service. However, personal attacks are a direct violation of this Agreement and are grounds for immediate and permanent removal from the service.
C. The Topics shall be used only in a non-promotional manner. You shall not, without the express approval of ZRock, distribute or otherwise publish in the service any content which contains (i) offers to buy or sell goods or services; (ii) advertising; or (iii) commercial solicitations of any kind. Examples of prohibited solicitations include efforts to obtain funds or services from members and attempts to recruit members to participate in research studies, polls, surveys or lawsuits. Promotional
postings are not limited to commercial promotions and all are equally forbidden.
You may not post links to your site or use ZRock for promotional purposes
(both commercial and non-commercial) unless you have been granted an exception by the site administrators.
D. All Zrock members are free to offer recommendations about products and services, including their own or their employer's. However, if you are discussing or recommending a product or service with which you have a professional affiliation, you must state that affiliation. The service is not a broadcast medium for advertisements.
Zrock reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to remove messages that it deems to be advertisements by nature of their content, format, tone or use in the service. Members disregarding this policy may have parts or all of their access to the service restricted or removed without notice.
E. You are solely responsible for the content you post in the service. However, while ZRock does not and cannot review every topic in the service and is not responsible for the content of these topics, ZRock reserves the right to delete, remove, or edit topics that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.
IV. ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY OF SERVICE AND LINKS
A. The service contains links to other related World Wide Web Internet sites, resources, and sponsors of the service.
Zrock is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, or their contents, and you should direct any concerns regarding any external link to the site administrator or Webmaster of such site.
V. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES
You represent, warrant, and covenant that no materials of any kind submitted through your account will (i) violate, plagiarize, or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy or other personal or proprietary rights; or (ii) contain libelous or otherwise unlawful material. You hereby indemnify, defend, and hold harmless
ZRock, the service's Affiliate Partners, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, moderators, editors and affiliated companies (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you or any user of your account of this Agreement or the foregoing representations, warranties, and covenants. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim.
ZRock reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this website or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources.
A. ZRock does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed, uploaded, or distributed through the service by any user, information provider or any other person or entity. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. THE SERVICE AND ALL DOWNLOADABLE SOFTWARE ARE DISTRIBUTED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
VI. REGISTRATION AND SECURITY
A. As part of the registration process, you must provide a working email address and select or be provided with a password. You may also give us certain registration information, all of which must be accurate and updated.
(a) You may not (i) select or use the email address, member name, or name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use an email address or member name in which another person has rights without such person's authorization; or (iii) use a member name or name that ZRock, in its sole discretion, deems offensive. Failure to comply with the foregoing shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of your account.
(b) You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, which you will not have to reveal to any representative or agent of Zrock. If you lose your password, a link will be provided to you in order that you may change your password. ZRock does not keep member passwords on file.
B. You shall notify ZRock of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password or
C. You are responsible for all usage or activity on your ZRock account, including use of the account by any third party authorized by you to use your email address, member name, display name, and password. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account, at ZRock's sole discretion, and ZRock
will refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
VII. FEES AND PAYMENTS
A. ZRock will never charge you for its services. However, we reserve the right at any time to charge fees for access to related
sites or premium services. However, in no event will you be charged for access to any part of the service or any offshoot from it unless we obtain your prior agreement to pay such charges. Thus, if at any time any offshoot service requires a fee for portions of the service that are now free, we will give you advance notice of such fees and the opportunity to cancel your account before such charges are imposed.
VIII. COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN ZROCK AND MEMBERS
A. ZRock, its owners and assignors, will never sell your personal information. However, ZRock cannot be held responsible for
unauthorized third parties marketing directly to you via personal information you
B. ZRock reserves the right to send email or private messages to you for the purpose of updating you on topics in which you are participating, informing you of changes or additions to the service, or requesting your feedback about the service.
C. ZRock reserves the right to disclose information about usage and demographics to advertisers and other partners, provided that it will not reveal your personal identity in connection with the disclosure of such information. For more information please read the service's Privacy Agreement.
IX. SOFTWARE LICENSES
A. You shall have no rights to the proprietary software and related documentation, or any enhancements or modifications thereto, provided to you in order to access or use the service, including but not limited to the service's filtering and routing software ("ZRock Software"). You may not sublicense, assign, or transfer any licenses granted by ZRock, and any attempt at such sublicense, assignment or transfer shall be null and void. You may make one copy of any downloadable software for archival purposes only. You may not otherwise copy, distribute, modify, reverse engineer, or create derivative works from the ZRock Software.
A. You may terminate your account at any time by logging off and discontinuing your use or viewing of the site.
B. ZRock may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the service for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of this Agreement.
A. This Agreement has been made in and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with American law. Any action to enforce this agreement shall be brought in the federal or state courts located in the United States.
B. In the event that any statement in this Member Agreement conflicts with a commitment made by ZRock in the service's Privacy Statement, the Privacy Statement will prevail.
C. Official correspondence must be sent via email.
D. You agree to report any copyright violations and violations of the Member Agreement to ZRock as soon as you become aware of them. In the event that you have a claim of copyright infringement with respect to material that is contained in the service, please
Please direct all general questions to support via email.