Terms and Conditions of Use

Your Acceptance

Pinklineproject.com (the "Website") is owned and operated by The Pink Line Project LLC ("Pink Line Project") for your and others' personal, non-commercial enjoyment, subject to these terms and conditions of use and all modifications thereto ("Terms and Conditions"), and the rules that may be published from time to time by Pink Line Project.  BY USING THE WEBSITE, YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE AGREED TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE. Pink Line Project may change the Terms and Conditions from time to time and at any time, and without actual notice to you. All such changes to these Terms and Conditions will appear on the Website. By using the Website after we post any changes to the Terms and Conditions, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them.

Website Access

Pink Line Project hereby grants you permission to use the Website as set forth in this Terms and Conditions, provided that: (i) your use of the Website as permitted is solely for your personal use for your enjoyment and entertainment purposes; (ii) you will not copy or distribute any part of the Website in any medium except according to Pink Line Project's policies for such set forth in these Terms and Conditions without Pink Line Project's prior authorization; (iii) you will not alter or modify any part of the Website other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Website for its intended purpose; and (iv) you will otherwise comply with the Terms and Conditions.

Privacy Policy

Please read our Privacy Policy www.pinklineproject.com/privacy which describes the personally identifiable information (the "Personal Information") we collect, use, disclose, manage and store.

Intellectual Property Rights

The content on the Website, except User Submissions (as defined below), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like ("Content") and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein ("Marks"), are owned by or licensed to Pink Line Project, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under United States and foreign laws and international conventions. Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever, except as permitted by these Terms and Conditions, without the prior written consent of the respective owners. Pink Line Project reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Website for any commercial purposes. If you download or print a copy of the Content for personal use, you must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained therein. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Pink Line Project Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Pink Line Project Website or the Content therein.

User Submissions

The Pink Line Project Website may now or in the future permit the submission of writings, art works or other visual images submitted by you and other users ("User Submissions") and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Submissions. You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, Pink Line Project does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any submissions.

You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: (i) you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Pink Line Project to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms and Conditions; and (ii) you have the written consent, release, and/or permission of each and every identifiable individual person in the User Submission to use the name or likeness of each and every such identifiable individual person to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms and Conditions. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions, but license it exclusively to Pink Line Project. However, by submitting the User Submissions to Pink Line Project, you hereby grant Pink Line Project: (a) a royalty-free, worldwide, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, exclusive right and license to (i) use, reproduce and distribute your User Submissions within the Website as permitted by you through your interactions on the Website, and (ii) use, distribute, reproduce and make derivative works (and to authorize third parties to use and reproduce) any of your User Submissions in any or all media for marketing and/or promotional purposes in connection with the Website or any other part of Pink Line Project's business, provided that in the event that your User Submissions appears publicly in material under the control of Pink Line Project, and you provide written notice to Pink Line Project of your desire to discontinue the distribution of such User Submissions in such material (with sufficient specificity to allow Pink Line Project, in its sole discretion, to identify the relevant User Submissions and materials), Pink Line Project will make commercially reasonable efforts to cease its distribution of such User Submission following the receipt of such notice, although Pink Line Project cannot provide any assurances regarding materials produced or distributed prior to the receipt of such notice; (b) the perpetual and irrevocable right to delete any or all of your User Submissions from Pink Line Project's servers and from the Website, whether intentionally or unintentionally, and for any reason or no reason, without any liability of any kind to you or any other party; and (c) a royalty-free, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, exclusive right and license to copy, analyze and use any of your User Submissions as Pink Line Project may deem necessary or desirable for purposes of debugging, testing and/or providing support services in connection with the Website. Further, you agree to grant to Pink Line Project a royalty-free, worldwide, fully paid-up, perpetual, irrevocable, exclusive, sublicensable right and license to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights you have in your account information, including any data or other information generated by your account activity, in any media now known or not currently known, in accordance with our privacy policy as set forth at the Privacy Policy page; (d) a license to use, reproduce, distribute, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the Pink Line Project Website and Pink Line Project's (and its successor's) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Pink Line Project Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Pink Line Project Website a license to access your User Submissions through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms and Conditions. The foregoing license granted by you terminates once you remove or delete a User Submission from the Pink Line Project Website.

In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not: (i) submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant Pink Line Project all of the license rights granted herein; (ii) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage Pink Line Project or any third party; (iii) submit material that is unlawful, defamatory, libelous, harassing, hateful, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; (iv) post advertisements or solicitations of business: (v) impersonate another person. Pink Line Project expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. Pink Line Project does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and Pink Line Project will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights. Pink Line Project reserves the right to decide whether Content or a User Submission is appropriate and complies with these Terms and Conditions for violations other than copyright infringement and violations of intellectual property law, such as, but not limited to defamatory material. Pink Line Project may remove such User Submissions and/or terminate a User's access for uploading such material in violation of these Terms and Conditions at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.

You understand that when using the Pink Line Project Website, you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that Pink Line Project is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that may be inaccurate, or that you may find offensive or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Pink Line Project with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold Pink Line Project, its Owners/Operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the site.

User Conduct

Without limitation of the foregoing, you agree to not use the Website to:

  1. Upload, post, publish, e-mail, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any information, data, text, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials, including any User Submissions, that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, embarrassing, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts, invasive of another's privacy, or hateful;
  2. "Stalk" another;
  3. Upload, post, publish, e-mail, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any Content that victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
  4. Harm minors in any way;
  5. Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Pink Line Project official, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  6. Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content or User Submissions transmitted to or through the Web Site;
  7. Upload, post, publish, e-mail, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any Content or User Submissions 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);
  8. Upload, post, publish, e-mail, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any Content or User Submissions that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
  9. Upload, post, publish, e-mail, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "Spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
  10. Upload, post, publish, e-mail, reproduce, distribute or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, 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 or any other similarly destructive activity, or surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
  11. Act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in the Website;
  12. Engage in any activity that is contrary to or which would adversely affect the purpose or intention of the Website, including but not limited to, actually or attempting to manipulate, corrupt or otherwise affect the outcome of the services, in whole or part, by, among other methods, subscribing another party without their authorization or registering multiple subscriptions under the same or different names;
  13. Interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website;
  14. Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law; or
  15. Harvest, collect or store information about the users of this Website or the User Submissions, so-called “phishing,” or use such information for any purpose inconsistent with the purpose of this Website or for the purpose of transmitting or facilitating transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic mail or communications.

Copyright Owners

If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") by providing our Chief Creative Contrarian with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
  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 the law; and
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Pink Line Project's designated copyright agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is: info@pinklineproject.com. For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the copyright agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to Pink Line Project customer service at info@pinklineproject.com. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section 5(D), your DMCA notice may not be valid.

External Links

The Website may contain links to other websites. Pink Line Project is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other websites. When you leave a Pink Line Project Website, Pink Line Project advises you to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. The presence of external links on the Website does not imply Pink Line Project's endorsement of or association with the linked site. These Terms of Use apply solely to Pink Line Project's Websites. In no event shall Pink Line Project be liable, directly or indirectly, to anyone for any loss or damage arising from or occasioned by the creation or use of the linked sites or the information or the material accessed through these linked sites.

Age of Majority

The website is designed to appeal to adults; Pink Line Project does not knowingly solicit any information from children nor does Pink Line Project knowingly market or otherwise target Websites to children. If Pink Line Project becomes aware that you are under the legal drinking age in the country or other territory in which you are located at the relevant time and has registered without verifiable parental consent, Pink Line Project will remove your personal information from our files. You agree to abide by any such restrictions, and not to help anyone avoid these restrictions.

Warranty Disclaimer

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE PINK LINE PROJECT WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, PINK LINE PROJECT, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. PINK LINE PROJECT MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) 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, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE PINK LINE PROJECT WEBSITE. PINK LINE PROJECT DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE PINK LINE PROJECT WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND PINK LINE PROJECT WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL PINK LINE PROJECT, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE PINK LINE PROJECT WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT PINK LINE PROJECT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

The Website is controlled and offered by Pink Line Project from its facilities in the United States of America. Pink Line Project makes no representations that the Pink Line Project Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Pink Line Project Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Pink Line Project, its officers, directors, employees and agents, 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 Pink Line Project Website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms and Conditions; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and Conditions and your use of the Pink Line Project Website.

Ability to Accept Terms and Conditions

You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms and Conditions, and to abide by and comply with these Terms and Conditions.

Assignment

These Terms and Conditions, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Pink Line Project without restriction.

General

You agree that: (i) the Pink Line Project Website shall be deemed solely based in Washington DC; and (ii) the Pink Line Project Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Pink Line Project, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than Washington DC. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of Washington DC, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and Pink Line Project that arises in whole or in part from the Pink Line Project Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Washington DC.

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

No waiver of any term of this these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Pink Line Project's failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

Pink Line Project reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms and Conditions for any changes. Your use of the Pink Line Project Website following any amendment of these Terms and Conditions will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms.

YOU AND PINK LINE PROJECT AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE PINK LINE PROJECT WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

LAST UPDATED: November 2009

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