TERMS

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TERMS OF SERVICE

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the BBQFriend.com website and all content, services and products available at or through BBQFriend.com ("Website"). This Website is owned and operated by BBQFriend.com. The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, BBQFriend.com’ Privacy Policy which is included below) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Website by BBQFriend.com (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the Website, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by BBQFriend.com, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 16 years old.

All Rights Reserved

All content of the Website is subject to copyright with all rights reserved. No portion of the Website (html, images, text content, source code) may be mirrored, retransmitted, copied, duplicated, reposted, or otherwise used without the written approval of BBQFriend.com.

Your BBQFriend.com Account and Site

If you create an account on BBQFriend.com (or any of its subdomains), you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the account. You must not describe or assign content to your account in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and BBQFriend.com may change or remove any content that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause BBQFriend.com liability. You must immediately notify BBQFriend.com of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. BBQFriend.com will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions. By creating an account you understand your account is for use by you only, and is not allowed to be shared by multiple people. You may use you account on my computers but it is for use by you only. Accounts are non-transferrable. You may not sell, redistribute, sublicense, or otherwise transfer your account, or any portions of your account, to anyone without the prior written consent of BBQFriend.com.

Feedback and Suggestions

Any feedback you provide to BBQFriend.com by using the contact/feedback page, or otherwise, becomes the property of BBQFriend.com. BBQFriend.com is under no obligation to follow user suggestions, though we try to. Any suggestions made by you or by others through you to improve the Website, generate, code, media, or other materials are welcome and you grant BBQFriend.com a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the suggestion for any purpose and any works BBQFriend.com creates from that suggestion. You may request or be granted subscription time, swag, or other items for providing feedback or suggestions. These will be granted at the sole discretion of BBQFriend.com. BBQFriend.com is under no obligation to provide any form of compensation for feedback or suggestions.

Responsibility of Contributors

If you operate an account, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the Content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:

By submitting Content to BBQFriend.com, you grant BBQFriend.com a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content for any purpose. If you delete Content, BBQFriend.com will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, BBQFriend.com has the right (though not the obligation) to, in BBQFriend.com’ sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in BBQFriend.com’ reasonable opinion, violates any BBQFriend.com policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in BBQFriend.com’ sole discretion. BBQFriend.com will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.

Payment and Renewal
Responsibility of Website Visitors

BBQFriend.com has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, BBQFriend.com does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. BBQFriend.com disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

Content Posted on Other Websites

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which BBQFriend.com links, and that link to BBQFriend.com. BBQFriend.com does not have any control over those non-BBQFriend.com websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-BBQFriend.com website or webpage, BBQFriend.com does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. BBQFriend.com disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-BBQFriend.com websites and webpages.

Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy

As BBQFriend.com asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by BBQFriend.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify BBQFriend.com in accordance with BBQFriend.com’ Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. BBQFriend.com will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. BBQFriend.com will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of BBQFriend.com or others. In the case of such termination, BBQFriend.com will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to BBQFriend.com.

Intellectual Property

This Agreement does not transfer from BBQFriend.com to you any BBQFriend.com or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with BBQFriend.com. BBQFriend.com, the BBQFriend.com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with BBQFriend.com, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of BBQFriend.com or BBQFriend.com’ licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any BBQFriend.com or third-party trademarks.

Advertisements

BBQFriend.com reserves the right to display advertisements unless you have purchased an Upgrade that is exempt from advertisements.

Changes

BBQFriend.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. BBQFriend.com may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

Termination

BBQFriend.com may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your BBQFriend.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website is provided “as is”. BBQFriend.com and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither BBQFriend.com nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk. The information and opinions contained in the Website are provided without any warranty of any kind, express or implied. Use downloads, examples, calculators, and any other techniques AT YOUR OWN RISK. BBQFriend.com is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of use, reference to, or reliance on any information contained within the site. While the information contained within the site is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided in this Website is correct, complete, and up-to-date. All information provided is for information purposes only and does not constitute a legal contract between BBQFriend.com and any person or entity unless otherwise specified. Information provider at this Website is subject to change without prior notice. Every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, though BBQFriend.com makes no guarantees of any kind. All links to external Websites are provided as a courtesy. They are not endorsed by BBQFriend.com for the content or views of the linked materials.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will BBQFriend.com, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for:

General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless BBQFriend.com, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

Miscellaneous

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between BBQFriend.com and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of BBQFriend.com, or by the posting by BBQFriend.com of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of North Carolina, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled by arbitration. The arbitration shall take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; BBQFriend.com may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Modified from the WordPress.com terms of service. http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

PRIVACY

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team through the feedback link: http://www.bbqfriend.com/feedback/

Please report any abuses of these terms to: http://www.bbqfriend.com/feedback/

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, BBQFriend.com collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. BBQFriend.com’ purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how BBQFriend.com’ visitors use its website. From time to time, BBQFriend.com may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

BBQFriend.com also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users. BBQFriend.com only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to BBQFriend.com’ websites choose to interact with BBQFriend.com in ways that require BBQFriend.com to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that BBQFriend.com gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for an account at BBQFriend.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with BBQFriend.com – by Upgrading are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, BBQFriend.com collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with BBQFriend.com. BBQFriend.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

BBQFriend.com may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, BBQFriend.com may monitor the most popular recipies on the BBQFriend.com Website. BBQFriend.com may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, BBQFriend.com does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

BBQFriend.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that:

BBQFriend.com will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, BBQFriend.com discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when BBQFriend.com believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of BBQFriend.com, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an BBQFriend.com Website and have supplied your email address, BBQFriend.com may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with BBQFriend.com and our products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. BBQFriend.com takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. BBQFriend.com uses cookies to help BBQFriend.com identify and track visitors, their usage of BBQFriend.com website, and their website access preferences. BBQFriend.com visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using BBQFriend.com’ websites, with the drawback that certain features of BBQFriend.com’ websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If BBQFriend.com, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that BBQFriend.com goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of BBQFriend.com may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by BBQFriend.com and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, BBQFriend.com may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in BBQFriend.com’ sole discretion. BBQFriend.com encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Modified from the Automattic Privacy Policy http://automattic.com/privacy/