|BlueFrog.com Website Terms of Service
The following is a legal agreement between Blue Frog Internet, Inc., a New York corporation with offices at 3500 Winton Place Suite 4, Rochester, NY 14623 “Blue Frog”, and “you,” the user of this Site.
By accessing, browsing and/or using this Web site (“Site”), you acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to be bound to these terms of service (“Terms”) and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND OTHER PROVISIONS THAT LIMIT OUR LIABILITY TO YOU. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use this Site.
Your Use of the Site
Blue Frog hereby grants you a limited license to copy and use the materials, features, and services provided by Blue Frog on this Site (collectively the “Materials”) solely for your personal, non-commercial use, subject to these Terms. The design and layout of the Site are specifically excluded from the Materials. No other use of the Site or Materials is authorized. You agree that any copy of the Materials (or any portion of the Materials) that you make shall retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained herein or therein. Framing of the Site or Site Materials or posting of Materials on other Web Sites is strictly prohibited. The products, technology, and/or processes described and/or used on this Site may be the subject of intellectual property rights reserved by Blue Frog or other third parties. Except for the limited license granted above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring to you in any manner, whether by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license, title, or ownership of or to any intellectual property right of Blue Frog or any third party.
All of the Material available on the Site is copyright © 2000-2007, Blue Frog Internet, Inc.
BlueFrog.com, Buddy, and the Blue Frog logo are service marks or registered service marks of Blue Frog Internet, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All rights reserved. Use of the Blue Frog trademarks as meta-tags for search engines is strictly prohibited.
Acceptable Use Policy
Blue Frog has adopted the following Acceptable Use Policy in order to assure that its electronic greetings are used in a lawful and appropriate manner. While Blue Frog does not ordinarily monitor the content of users’ greetings, it reserves the right to investigate reports of misuse of its service and to protect its property and assets. The following conduct is prohibited on the service:
- Sending harassing, abusive, or threatening messages.
- Sending obscene or pornographic messages or images.
- Sending defamatory or libelous messages.
- Sending viruses or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files.
- Attempting to steal passwords or credit card information.
- Sending messages in furtherance of unlawful, criminal, or fraudulent activity.
- Attempting to conceal or misrepresent the identity of the sender.
Violations of the Blue Frog Acceptable Use Policy will not be tolerated and may result in the sender being blocked from sending additional greetings on the service. If the sender is a member of Blue Frog’s Internet or Subscription service, Blue Frog may disable the sender’s account without compensation or refund. Blue Frog RESERVES THE RIGHT IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION TO DISCLOSE TO THIRD PARTIES, INCLUDING GREETINGS RECIPIENTS, THEIR COUNSEL, AND/OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES, RELEVANT INFORMATION ABOUT A COMMUNICATION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE SENDER NAME, ACCOUNT INFORMATION, MEMBER AND COOKIE NUMBERS, TRANSMISSION DATA, PAST AND SUBSEQUENT SERVICE USE, AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION DEEMED NECESSARY BY Blue Frog TO ADDRESS PAST VIOLATIONS OF THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY AND TO PREVENT FUTURE VIOLATIONS. THESE DISCLOSURES MAY BE MADE WITH OR WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE TO YOU. BY USING THE SERVICE, YOU IRREVOCABLY CONSENT TO SUCH DISCLOSURES. æ
You may not use this Site to send online greeting cards to mailing lists to which you do not have full rights or to send unsolicited bulk or commercial messages. In addition, the use of automated scripting-type programs that automate the process of sending or viewing any of the Materials is strictly prohibited. Blue Frog reserves the right to limit, in its sole discretion and without prior notice to you, the number of cards or messages that you may send using the Site and/or the number of recipients to which you send such cards or messages. You are solely responsible for your actions and communications undertaken or transmitted using this Site. Neither we nor our affiliates exercise editorial control over your transmissions; however, we do reserve the right to review your uploads and transmissions in order to ensure compliance with these Terms.
Links and Advertisements
Blue Frog may feature on its Site, in its newsletters, or in its e-mail communications to you links to third-party web sites. These may appear in the form of text links, advertisements, banners, buttons, integrated gift services, digital cash, digital gift certificates, or otherwise. THE GOODS AND SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THESE LINKS ARE OFFERED BY INDEPENDENT COMPANIES, WHICH ARE NOT AFFILIATED IN ANY WAY WITH Blue Frog INTERNET, INC.. Blue Frog MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE QUALITY, FITNESS, WORKMANSHIP, VALUE, APPROPRIATENESS, OR RELIABILITY OF THE MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE OR THE SOLVENCY OR FINANCIAL VIABILITY OF ANY ADVERTISER. Blue Frog WILL NOT REIMBURSE OR INDEMNIFY YOU FOR ANY LOSSES YOU MAY INCUR AS A RESULT OF TRANSACTIONS WITH ANY Blue Frog ADVERTISER. USERS ARE ADVISED TO USE DISCRETION IN SELECTING COMPANIES TO DO BUSINESS WITH ONLINE. There may be circumstances where access to this Site is provided by a link located at another Web site. Neither Blue Frog nor its affiliates makes any representations or give any warranties with respect to any information contained in or at these other sites and neither Blue Frog nor its affiliates shall be liable for any damages or injury arising from the content of these other sites. Neither Blue Frog nor its affiliates endorses the individuals, companies, or other similar entities, or any products or materials associated with such individuals, companies, or other similar entities, that provide a link to this Site.
Creating Your Own Greetings and Photos and/or Images
Blue Frog may allow you to create your own greetings by uploading your own photos, artwork and other materials. If Blue Frog does and you do so, you are subject to the conditions outlined in these Terms. When you upload photos and/or images to the Site you are indicating that you own the photo and/or image and/or have full rights to its use.
When you upload material to the Site and use it to create a greeting, your material will be used for the transmission of your digital greeting; however, Blue Frog may also use such material in the course of performing testing, training and/or archiving of Blue FrogÍs and Blue FrogÍs affiliates’ systems and hereby expressly reserve the right to do so. æ
Warranty Restriction; Limitation Of Liability.
THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION, AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THERE IS NO WARRANTY AGAINST INTERFERENCE WITH YOUR ENJOYMENT OF ANY MATERIALS, INFORMATION, OR SERVICES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DATA, TEXT, IMAGES, SOUNDS, OR COMPUTER PROGRAMS (INCLUDING COLLECTIONS AND COMPILATIONS OF THEM)) OR AGAINST INFRINGEMENT. Blue Frog INTERNET, INC. IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE OF ELECTRONIC GREETINGS SENT THROUGH THE SERVICE TO REACH THEIR INTENDED RECIPIENTS OR TO REACH SUCH RECIPIENTS ON THE DATE SPECIFIED BY THE SENDER. THE MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON THE SITE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. NEITHER Blue Frog NOR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY AND/OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS OR ATTORNEYS’ FEES) IN ANY WAY DUE TO, RESULTING FROM OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR ACCESS TO, INABILITY TO ACCESS, OR USE OF THE SITE, OR FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED AT THE SITE, EVEN IF Blue Frog INTERNET, INC. HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES TO ALL CAUSES OF ACTION IN THE AGGREGATE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, MISREPRESENTATION, AND ANY OTHER TORT. IN THE EVENT THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH HEREIN SHALL BE FOR ANY REASON HELD UNENFORCEABLE OR INAPPLICABLE, YOU AGREE THAT BlueFrog.com AND ITS AFFILIATES’ AGGREGATE LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED ANY SUMS PAID PURSUANT THIS AGREEMENT. NEITHER Blue Frog NOR ITS AFFILIATES TAKES ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR ASSUMES ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY CONTENT UPLOADED OR OTHERWISE TRANSMITTED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY, OR FOR ANY MISTAKES, DEFAMATION, SLANDER, LIBEL, OMISSIONS, FALSEHOODS, OBSCENITY, PORNOGRAPHY, INDECENCY, LEWDNESS, HARASSMENT, THREATS, ABUSE, OR PROFANITY YOU MAY ENCOUNTER IN USING THE SITE. YOU AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS Blue Frog AND ITS AFFILIATES AND PARTIES WITH WHOM Blue Frog HAS CONTRACTED FOR PURPOSES OF HOSTING OR MAINTAINING THIS SITE FROM ALL CLAIMS BASED UPON COMMUNICATIONS OR MATERIALS MADE AVAILABLE BY YOU ON THE SITE.
Neither Blue Frog nor its affiliates make any representation that Materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.
You hereby indemnify, defend and hold harmless Blue Frog and its affiliates, and all officers, directors, owners, agents, content providers, licensors and licensees (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. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in defense of any such claim. Blue Frog reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.
Enforcement by Blue Frog Internet, Inc.
In the event Blue Frog determines, in its sole discretion, that you have violated these Terms, Blue Frog shall have the right to immediately terminate your account (if applicable) (with or without refund), refuse membership, or block the sending or receipt of greetings from our Site, and/or pursue any other remedies available to it under applicable law.
This Agreement, and the respective rights and obligations of the parties hereto, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York. Any dispute arising between you and Blue Frog Internet, Inc. will be submitted to binding arbitration in Rochester, New York in accordance with the American Arbitration Association’s standard rules then in effect for arbitration of commercial disputes.
Updates to Terms
Blue Frog shall have the right to revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. By using this Site, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this Site to determine the then-current Terms to which you are bound.