Welcome to the YoVenice.com. The mission of YoVenice.com is to provide news about Venice Beach and neighboring communities, forums that promote free speech, news gathering and citizen media (the "Services") through our website available at http://www.YoVenice.com (the "Site"). To provide the Services, we have to set out some ground rules for using the Site in this document (the "Terms"). By accessing, using, or contributing to the Services or the Site, and in consideration for the Services we provide to you, you agree to abide by the Terms.
YoVenice.com may change the Terms from time to time, at YoVenice.com's sole discretion. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of such changes will constitute your assent to all such changes. Please periodically visit this section of the Site to review the current version of the Terms.
YoVenice.com is an information starting point. YoVenice.com may include information which is out-of-date. Please verify any information you may think is incorrect by contacting an administrator at mailto:Yo@YoVenice.com).
Content contributed to the Site should be relevant to the subject scope of YoVenice.com. Content may not be illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy or otherwise injurious or objectionable. Please read our Community and Commenting Guidelines, which follow this notification.
YoVenice.com does not pre-screen or regularly review any contributed content, but YoVenice.com has the right (though not the obligation) to remove, without notice, any content posted which YoVenice.com considers, for any reason, to violate these Terms or to be outside the subject scope of the Services. YoVenice.com may terminate any YoVenice.com Account, with or without notice, for posting such content.
Licenses Applicable to Contributed Content
(a) License to Other Users of the Site and Services: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike License. Except where otherwise noted, any and all content contributed by you to the Services or the Site is submitted under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share-Alike 3.0 License.
(b) License to YoVenice.com. By posting or contributing content to the Site using these Services, you are granting YoVenice.com a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your content in connection with the operation of the Site and Services, and/or for educational or other non-commercial purposes, including, without limitation, (1) the license rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work, and (2) the right to sublicense any or all of YoVenice.com's license rights to others.
User Representations and Warranties
By posting any content, you represent and warrant that (a) you have all right, title, and interest to such posted content, including but not limited to any consent, authorization, release, clearance or license from any third party (such as, but not limited to, any release related to rights of privacy or publicity) necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content, or (b) that such content is in the public domain or that your use of such content constitutes fair use. You further represent and warrant that posting such content does not violate or constitute the infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of privacy, right of publicity, moral rights, or other intellectual property right recognized by any applicable jurisdiction of any person or entity, or otherwise constitute the breach of any agreement with any other person or entity. You further represent and warrant that you are who you say you are, that you have not submitted fictitious, false or inaccurate information about yourself, and that all information contained in the posted content is true and your own work or work you are authorized to submit, and that the posted content does not contain any threatening, harassing, libelous, false, defamatory, offensive, obscene, or pornographic, material, or other material that would violate any other applicable law or regulation. You agree that you will not knowingly and with intent to defraud provide material and misleading information. You represent and warrant that the content you supply does not violate the Terms.
If you are a copyright owner and you believe that your copyrighted materials have been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact Yo@YoVenice.com immediately. We are in the process of filing with the copyright office and will have a DMCA takedown notice up shortly.
You acknowledge and agree to indemnify and hold YoVenice.com and their affiliates, officers, employees and agents, harmless, including costs and attorneys' fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site or Services, your violation of these Terms, or the infringement by you or made under your YoVenice.com Account(s), of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
YoVenice.com reserves the right to change, at any time, at our sole discretion, the Terms under which these Services are offered. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms. Your continued use of the Site and Services constitutes your agreement to all such Terms.
Termination of Service
YoVenice.com disclaims all responsibility and liability for the availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services or Site, or any software provided through the Site. YoVenice.com reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Services or access to the Site without any notice at any time and without any liability to you.
Scope of Terms
The Terms apply to use of and contribution to the Site and any account provided therefore. YoVenice.com may operate additional projects or services which require separate or additional terms. Such different terms are made available through the individual project or service and are not addressed further herein.
No Waiver of Terms
Failure of YoVenice.com to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance.
Governing Law and Entire Agreement
These Terms are governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to the rules of conflict of law that may cause the laws of another jurisdiction to apply. You agree to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal or state courts serving Los Angeles County in the State of California in the event of any dispute of any kind arising from or relating to the Site or Services, or your use or review of it. The Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of these Terms to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms will continue in full force and effect.
Effective Date of the Agreement is June 1, 2007.
Community and Commenting Guidelines
YoVenice.com seeks to build a community of Venice Residents and stakeholders who are interested in facilitating citizen participation in hyper-local news.
With this goal in mind, we hope to bring a diverse range of perspectives and voices into this site. While we do not want to limit the spirit of civil disagreement, we may, at our sole discretion, decline to publish unacceptable content and remove it if we find it on this site. With the sheer volume of posts on this website, we encourage forum browsers and posters to alert the moderators of objectionable or unacceptable content. If you are aware of any such content, please email Yo@YoVenice.com to alert us as to where this content is located (by url link).
Unacceptable content includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Statements that are intended as a personal attack or are abusive, harassing, or threatening
Defamatory or knowingly false statements
Information of a private or personal nature that does not have news value or is otherwise not of public interest
Irrelevant statements, commercial solicitations, or SPAM
Materials that violate the copyright, trademark, or trade secret rights of others that are not otherwise authorized by law, such as fair use.
YoVenice.com moderators will determine what is "unacceptable content" on a case-by-case basis. Odds are, if someone objects to something the content will be removed in good faith. We reserve the right to change these standards at any time. We also reserve the right to remove links to unacceptable off-site content at any time.
Have fun posting! Post responsibly!
Thanks to the Citizen Media Law Project!