I. Overall Rules and Definitions
II. Licensing & Ownership
All content or said materials on the Website is granted with expressed permission by the user to DPC unless otherwise noted and are protected by copyright and other applicable laws. The Content includes, but is not limited to, our databases and directories of biographical information. All trademarks, logos, service marks, trade names and trade dress are communal with DPC unless otherwise noted and likewise are protected by applicable laws.
DPC makes no warranty of the Content’s accuracy. We will not be liable to you as a result of any inaccuracies in the Content and your use of the Content is subject to the possibility of such inaccuracies. Biographical information or other aspects of the Content may be inaccurate or become inaccurate after it is submitted to DPC.
III. Submissions for Biographical / Photographical profiles
You are responsible for ensuring that any information you submit to DPC is accurate. Users have the option to submit biographical and personal information for publication in our directories. By submission of that information users give DPC permission for publication in directories and/or the Distinguished online network. We will require a color photograph to be submitted and approved by the publisher for non-exclusive use. DPC reserves the right to select and edit material consistent with DPC style, standards, and limitations of space. In the event of errors, the sole responsibility of DPC will be to correct such errors in a succeeding print edition of the relevant publication and to correct such errors in the online directory within a reasonable period of time following receipt of notification of an error. You agree that such corrections
will be your sole remedy. DPC expressly disclaims all other liability for loss or incidental or consequential damage, whether arising from negligence or other cause, to any party for errors in publishing. Submission of information to DPC by the named individual for inclusion in any of our listings constitutes permission for DPC to publish the information in print, electronic database, or other form, now existing or yet unknown, and to distribute such information for publication by other parties, without compensation to you or any other person.
IV. Profile Data / Information
Profile Information via the Website, grants DPC, without any credit or compensation to you, a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, unrestricted, irrevocable, and fully transferable, assignable and sub-licensable license to use, modify, reproduce, distribute, sell, create derivative works of, and otherwise use such User Uploaded Information, in whole or in part, or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, software or technology of any kind, now existing or subsequently available, for any purposes whatsoever.
V. End User License Agreements & Subscriptions, Additional Terms
DPC may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Website, or the entire Website, at any time and without prior notice.
In connection with the creation of your profile you may be asked to provide certain information such as your name, email address, and other data. Any information that you provide to the Website shall be accurate. You are responsible for updating such information to ensure it remains accurate.
VII. Restrictions on Use
Only lawful purposes may the Website be used. For example, you agree that you will not:
A. Design or create any archive, compilation or database from the Content
B. Sample or copy any (A/V) audio/visual content from the Website
C. Change any trademark, copyright and other proprietary or legal notices contained in the Website
D. Intentionally manipulate the Website in any way not intended and directed by DPC
E. By uploading any material of any kind by posting an e-mail, transmitting, display, distribute, promote or otherwise communicate, to the public or any person:
1. Violates the rights of DPC or third parties, including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, rights of privacy or publicity, confidential information or any other proprietary right.
2. Constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, requests for money, petitions for signature, or any other form of solicitation.
3. Is false, unlawful, threatening, tortious, disparaging, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive (ethnically, culturally or otherwise), pornographic, profane, racist, sexually explicit, indecent, harassing, or that promotes violence, racial hatred, terrorism, or illegal acts, or that is otherwise objectionable
4. Restricts or inhibits any other person’s use and enjoyment of the Website or that impairs or disrupts the Website in any way
F. Acquired another person’s information for use or attempt to service the system except as expressly permitted
G. Falsify your identity or impersonate another person or entity
H. Engage in any conduct that restricts or impairs the ability of others to use the Website, including but not limited to by means of a virus, Trojan horse, time bomb, worm, spyware, adware, malware, bot, script or any other harmful component
I. Engage in any conduct that is competitive to DPC or that interferes with the business of DPC
J. Falsely submit another persons’ biographical information without their knowledge.
IX. Third Party Content and Linked Sites
DPC makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness, accuracy; adequacy, currency or reliability of any content supplied by third parties and will not be liable for any lack of the foregoing. Third parties may provide some of the contents of the Website.
References to products, services or publications within the Website do not imply endorsement by DPC. Third parties may offer goods or services to you through the Website. Such dealings are solely between you and the third party. DPC will not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.
The Website may include links to other sites that are not maintained by DPC. DPC is not responsible for the content of those sites, does not endorse those sites, and makes no representations whatsoever concerning the content or accuracy of such other sites. If you decide to access any third party site linked to the Website, you do so entirely at your own risk, and you may be exposed to offensive, indecent or objectionable content. DPC shall have no liability for any loss or damage arising from your use of any such site.
X. Restriction of Liability; Disclaimer
The Content on this Website that is provided is considered “as is” and “as available.” To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, DPC disclaims all warranties of any kind either expressed or implied, including any warranties of merchantability, noninfringement and fitness for a particular purpose.
DPC will not be liable for any damages or injury, including but not limited to, any special, direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, economic, punitive, or consequential damages that are directly or indirectly related to (1) any action taken in connection with an investigation by DPC or law enforcement authorities regarding your use of the Website or the Contents (2) the inability to use or actual use, or performance of the Website or any of the Content; (3) ; the Website, including but not limited to any inaccuracies or errors in any biographical information in any registry, database or collection accessible through the Website; (4) any action taken by or in connection with copyright owners; (5) any errors or omissions in the Website’s technical operation, whether in an action of contract, negligence, strict liability tort (including, without limitation, whether caused in whole or in part by negligence, acts of God, telecommunications failure, or theft or destruction of the Website). DPC will not be liable for any damages or injury caused by any use of the materials or software accessible through the Website, including but not limited to, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, or line failure due to, arising out of or otherwise attributable to the use of the Website.
XI. Rights of Jurisdiction
You are responsible for compliance with applicable U.S. and local laws, including export and import laws, regardless of your location when using the Website. DPC controls and operates the Website and makes no representation that the Website is appropriate or available for use outside of the United States.