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A. General terms and conditions; acceptance
We, the operators of techlobby.co.uk, reserve the right to change the Terms and Conditions (hereafter, referred to as TAC) without notice to, or consent from, you, the users. Any posted changes will become effective 15 (fifteen) days after the date which they were posted.
I. Changes. Our services provide you with news, general video game information, and online forums. While we try to be as accurate as we can, we will not be held responsible for misinformation. We hold the right to discontinue any of our services without notice. You agree that Tech-Gear and all of its staff will not be held liable for any damages caused to you, or any other third-parties, because of misinformation or a discontinuation of our services.
II. Limitations. We try to make your experience as enjoyable as we can, but sometimes unpredicted technical difficulties can hinder that. Tech-Gear does not assume responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any data, communications or personalization settings. For this reason, you agree that our services are provided “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE”.
III. Posting User Content; No Endorsement of User Content. You are solely responsible for all User Content (as defined in the next sentence) that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available on or through the services (collectively, “Post”). “User Content” means User-Posted content or information of any type or medium, including but not limited to: letters, emails or other messages; other forms of communication through the services; personal User information; cheat codes; board posts; reader reviews; blogs, game ratings, data, notes and testimonials; poll votes; images; audio or video files; and software. You may Post only User Content which you own, have created or which you have clear permission to Post. You acknowledge and agree that Tech-Gear does not endorse any User Content and is not responsible or liable for any User Content, even though it may be unlawful, harassing, libellous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable, or may infringe upon the intellectual property or other rights of another. You acknowledge that Tech-Gear does not pre-screen User Content, and has no obligation to do so, but that Tech-Gear and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse, edit, move or remove any User Content that is posted on or through the Service.
IV. Tech-Gear does not endorse any third-party services, including, but not limited to: advertisements, content, and ecommerce providers. Tech-Gear does not control third-party services and is not responsible for any third-party services or for the contents thereof, including, without limitation, any links that may be contained in or accessible through third-party services. You agree to be solely responsible in making a judgment about how to use third-party services
C. General rules
I. Information Accuracy. You agree to provide accurate information about yourself as requested by Tech-Gear. You agree to update this information as it changes to keep it current and accurate.
II. Password Protection. You are responsible for keeping your password confidential from any third-parties. You are responsible for any activities that occur under your account. In the event of unauthorized account usage or other breach of security, notify the Tech-Gear operators and we will do our best to fix the situation.
III. Law. You agree not to use the Tech-Gear for illegal purposes or for the transmission of material that is unlawful, harassing, libellous (e.g., untrue and damaging to others), invasive of another’s privacy, abusive, threatening, or obscene, or that infringes the copyright (e.g., rights of an owner or authorized user of material) or other intellectual property rights of others.
IV. Content. All content on Tech-Gear (pictures, videos, text, etc) is intended for personal and non-commercial use.
V. Limits. You agree to do engage in any of the following: (i) Using an automated means, including, but not limited to, robots, scripts, spiders, or agents to monitor, data-scrape, copy, or transfer registration data of any user(s). (ii) Trace r seek to trace the data for any other user’s account on Tech-Gear not owned by you. (iii) Anything that will intentionally place a disproportionate or abnormal load on the infrastructure of Tech-Gear.(iv) Use headers to disguise any message transmitted through Tech-Gear. (v) Impersonate any other individual or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your information or your affiliation with another individual or entity.
I. Conduct. By using and/or registering for the Tech-Gear forums, blogs, or any other tools provided by us that are used to communicate, post, or create User Content, you agree to not:
A. Defame, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise infringe on the legal rights of any other individual.
B. Post any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
C. Post files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have expressly received all necessary consents.
D. Post files or content that contains viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer.
E. Post surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters.
F. Download any file posted by another user of a forum that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
G. Restricting any other user from using and/or enjoying the public services of Tech-Gear.
H. Falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded, or impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.
If you choose to use language that we, Tech-Gear, deem offensive, we reserve the right to remove or change the offensive language without prior notice or your consent.
Other users can read any information you give them. Always be careful when posting information that can potentially harm you yourself, or others.
Any material or software you download through Tech-Gear, either directly or indirectly, is done at your own discretion. Tech-Gear will not be responsible for any damage caused to your computer system or data loss. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Tech-Gear will create any warranty not expressly stated.
F. Rights you grant at Tech-Gear
I. By submitting User Content to the forums, blogs, etc on Tech-Gear, you hereby irrevocably grant to Tech-Gear, its affiliates and distributors, a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, and fully sub-licensable license, to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, publicly perform, publicly display, create derivative works from, transfer, transmit and distribute on Tech-Gear, in connection with promotion or elsewhere, such User Content (in whole or in part) and to incorporate the User Content into other works in any format or medium now known or later developed. Notwithstanding the foregoing, when you submit a review, game FAQ, text guide, walkthrough or image, Tech-Gear may modify the format and display of such User Content, but not the content. Tech-Gear will take reasonable precautions to help you to keep your email and voicemail messages private. The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such User Content, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. With respect to User Content you post for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of Tech-Gear blogs, you grant Tech-Gear the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such User Content on Tech-Gear or on any media. You agree that the foregoing grant of rights by you to Tech-Gear and its affiliates is provided without any the entitlement of payment of fees or consideration.
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G. Child and Mature Content
Tech-Gear is not directed to children under the age of 13. Tech-Gear will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information on or through any of our services from anyone under 13. Please be aware that certain areas on Tech-Gear may contain mature content. You may be exposed to content on Tech-Gear that you find offensive, indecent or objectionable. By using Tech-Gear you assume all risk associated with its use. We encourage parents to supervise their children’s use of Tech-Gear and maintain open communication regarding appropriate materials for use and viewing by their children.
H. Other legalities
I. You agree to protect and fully compensate Tech-Gear and its respective operators and/or owners from any and all third-party claims, liability, damages, expenses and costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from your use of Tech-Gear, or violation of the TAC by you or any other user of your account (whether or not authorized).
II. Tech-Gear may give you notice of certain events from time to time and may be required by state or federal law to notify you of certain events. You hereby acknowledge and consent that such notices will be effective upon our posting them on our services or delivering them to you through email if you have provided Tech-Gear with your accurate email address.
III. Your account is yours and it may not be reassigned without Tech-Gear’s notice and consent.
This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without reference to principles of choice of law. You and Tech-Gear Inc each irrevocably consent to the personal jurisdiction of the federal or state courts located in Satellite Beach,Florida the Borough of Melbourne (the “Courts”) with respect to any action, suit or proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement or to the Service (including without limitation any Content) and waive any objection to venue in any of the Courts for such an action, suit or proceeding (whether based on forum non conveniens or otherwise); additionally, you agree that you will not bring any such action, suit or proceeding in any court other than the Courts. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersedes all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. If any inconsistency exists between the terms of this Agreement and any additional terms and conditions posted on the Service, such terms shall be interpreted as to eliminate any inconsistency, if possible, and otherwise, the additional terms and conditions shall control. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, (i) such provision shall be interpreted in such a manner as to preserve, to the maximum extent possible, the intent of the parties, (ii) the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby, and (iii) such decision shall not affect the validity, legality or enforceability of such provision under other circumstances.