Oxygen Terms of Service

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE CAREFULLY. By using this or any Site (as defined below), you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use and to the terms of our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to modify them at any time. You should check these terms and conditions periodically for changes. By using this, or any Site after we post any changes to these terms and conditions, you agree to accept those changes, whether or not you have reviewed them. If at any time you choose not to accept these terms and conditions of use, please do not use this, or any Site.

Scope of Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions apply to your use of all of the sites and services owned or operated by Oxygen Media, LLC, and affiliated companies, (collectively "we," "us," or "our"), including oxygen.com, and any other site that we may own or operate in the future (collectively, the "Sites"). Unless we say otherwise, all references to the Sites in these terms and conditions include all such sites. These terms and conditions do not apply to your use of unaffiliated sites to which any of the Sites only links.

Restrictions on Use of Materials

The contents of our Sites are protected by copyright and trademark laws, and are the property of their owners. Unless we say otherwise, you may access the materials located within the Sites only for your personal use. Where Oxygen explicitly permits, you may download one copy of posted materials on a single computer for personal, non-commercial home use only, so long as you neither change nor delete any author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice, nor forward retransmit or distribute any such material to any third party. When you download copyrighted material you do not obtain any ownership rights in that material.

You may not modify, copy, publish, display, transmit, distribute, adapt or in any way exploit the content of the Sites. You may not reverse engineer, decompile or modify, nor may derivative works be created based upon, software available through the Sites. Only if you obtain prior written consent from us -- and from all other entities with an interest in the relevant intellectual property -- may you publish, display or commercially exploit any content from the Sites. To seek our permission, you may write to Oxygen Media LLC, Attention: Rights and Clearances Department, 75 9th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011. If permission is granted by us and by all other entities with an interest in the relevant intellectual property, you may not change or delete any author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice.

You must abide by all additional copyright notices or other restrictions contained in any of the Sites.

You may not use spiders, robots, data mining techniques or other automated devices or programs to catalog, download or otherwise reproduce, store or distribute content available on the Sites. Further, you may not use any such automated means to manipulate the Sites or attempt to exceed the limited authorization and access granted to you under these Terms and Conditions. You may not resell use of, or access to, the Sites to any third party.

Links

These terms and conditions apply only to the Sites, and not to the sites of any other companies or organizations, including those to which any of the Sites may link. We are not responsible for the availability of any other site to which any Site links. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the contents, advertising, products or other materials made available through any other site. Under no circumstances will we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on any other site. You should direct any concerns to that site's administrator or webmaster.

Other sites may link to any of the Sites only through a plain-text link. Written permission must be granted by us for any other type of link to the Sites. To seek our permission, you may write to Oxygen Media, LLC, Attention: Rights and Clearances Department, 75 9th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011. We reserve the right, however, to rescind any permission granted by us to link through a plain-text link or any other type of link, and to require termination of any such link to any of the Sites, at our discretion at any time.

Submissions

We welcome your comments about any of the Sites. However, unless a site has set up a specific submissions policy, we will not review or consider any unsolicited creative submissions. We hope you will understand that this policy is intended to avoid the possibility of future misunderstandings in the event that projects developed by our professional staff might seem to others to be similar to their own creative work. Accordingly, we must ask that you not send us any original creative ideas, suggestions or materials. If, despite our request, you send us any creative idea, suggestion or material ("Submission"), it shall become our property. No Submission will be subject to any obligation of confidence by us, and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submission. We will exclusively own all known or later-existing rights to the Submission worldwide, and will be entitled to the unrestricted use of the Submission for any purpose, without compensation to the provider of the Submission.

If you are submitting something to a Site that has set up a submissions policy, please consult that Site for its specific requirements.

Forums

A "forum" means any message board, chat room, user review forum, blogs or other interactive service appearing on any of the Sites and includes both public and private forums. You may be required to register in accordance with instructions that you will find on the Sites in order to contribute to any forum.

Mobile

Welcome to this service offered to you by Oxygen.com, a website of Oxygen Media LLC, (" Oxygen" ), which is wholly owned by NBC Universal, Inc.. Your use of this service is governed by the following terms and the Oxygen network terms of service [http://oxygen.com/legal/terms.aspx] and privacy policy [http://oxygen.com/legal/privacy.aspx]. Use of this service constitutes acceptance of these terms.

  • SERVICE: If you sign up for this service you will receive SMS messages regarding Oxygen shows ("Service"). You may incur standard text messaging charges or other charges imposed for texting by your mobile service provider, and you are solely responsible for such charges. The service is provided to give our users an interesting and fun forum to receive information about Oxygen's television programming. As part of the Service, you may also be provided with the chance to receive SMS's or other information about other Oxygen programming. You will not be added to any other SMS lists unless you agree to subscribe to them. If you wish to unsubscribe from the Service, see the last paragraph below.
  • DISCLAIMER: Oxygen does not warrant or make any representations of any kind or nature with respect to the Service, and Oxygen does not assume or have any responsibility or liability for any claims, damages or losses resulting from your use of this Service. Neither Oxygen nor any of its affiliates shall have any liability to you for use charges related to any device that you use to access the service or use and receive the Service, including, without limitation, charges for mobile phones, smart phones and other devices, whether wireless, wireline, requiring cradle synchronization or otherwise.
  • LICENSE: Oxygen grants you a non-exclusive, non-sublicenseable, non-transferable, terminable license to view and use the Service. All content provided to you remains the property of Oxygen. You may forward these messages on to your friends and retain a copy for personal use, but may make no other uses of the Service without Oxygen's permission. Oxygen and any vendors involved in providing the Service to you reserve the right to suspend or deny, in our sole discretion, your access to all or any portion of the Service. Oxygen reserves the right at all times to disclose any information (including the identity of the persons providing information) as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or governmental request, as set forth in our privacy policy.
  • RESTRICTIONS: You may not (a) use any robot, spider, other automatic device or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained therein without our prior written permission; (b) use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Service; (c) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (d) copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, or publicly display any materials from the Service except as set forth in the license above without prior written permission from Oxygen or the appropriate third party, or as permitted by applicable law; (e) alter or modify the copyright notices and any other proprietary legends that appear on the service or Materials from Oxygen; or (f) access the service by any means other than through the interface provided by Oxygen.
  • UNSUBSCRIBE: If you no longer wish to receive the Service send a text message with the word STOP to 70459. Oxygen can also be reached at O2_webmaster@nbcuni.com. Our mailing address is: Oxygen Media, LLC, 75 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10011.
  • PLEASE REVIEW OUR TERMS OF SERVICE [http://oxygen.com/legal/terms.aspx] FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE TERMS GOVERNING YOUR USE OF THIS SERVICE AND OXYGEN.COM.

Email and Storage Policies

We reserve the right to establish general practices concerning use of any email services or storage we may provide, including without limitation the rights to disable or terminate a user's account, to regulate the number of email messages you may send, to regulate the maximum size of any email message you may send and to allocate the maximum disk space that will be used on our servers on your behalf. You agree that we have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other content maintained or transmitted by us.

We and our partners consider email transmitted via the email service to be the private correspondence of the sender. Neither we nor our partners will monitor, edit, or disclose the contents of your private communications, except that you agree that we and our partners may do so: (a) as required by law; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) if necessary to enforce this Agreement; (d) to respond to claims that such contents violate the rights of third parties; or (e) to protect the rights or property of Oxygen and our partners, or others.

Passwords

In order to use many features of the Sites, you must register to become a member. All information about you must be truthful, and you may not use any aliases or other means to mask your true identity. You are responsible for the security of your password and will be solely liable for any use or unauthorized use under such password. You may cancel your account(s) at any time by emailing o2_webmaster@nbcuni.com.

Acceptable User Policy

You may not post on any forum, or send to any other forum user or our employee, any material that:

  • infringes or violates any copyright, trademark, service mark, patent, trade secret, confidentiality rights or other rights of any third party;
  • is abusive, hateful, inflammatory, harmful, tortuous, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  • is obscene, vulgar or pornographic;
  • you do not have a right to transmit under any law or contractual or other obligation;
  • is being used to harass, stalk or otherwise threaten a person;
  • is libelous, defamatory or invades any privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
  • impersonates any other person or otherwise falsely states or otherwise misrepresents an affiliation with a person or entity;
  • contains or promotes violence, drug use, illegal gambling or other criminal activity;
  • contains any virus, Trojan Horse, time bomb or any other harmful or disabling software code;
  • is harmful to minors; or
  • contains or promotes any materials or information which may violate any law, rule, regulation, ordinance or requirement to which you or we are subject.

You may not:

  • use our sites if you are under the age of 13;
  • use any forum in a commercial manner;
  • choose a user name with is obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable;
  • post material that solicits funds, or that advertises or solicits goods or services;
  • post or transmit material known to be false or misleading;
  • post messages that contain stock touts;
  • Upload, post, email or otherwise transmit through the Services: unsolicited or unauthorized advertisements, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," or other forms of solicitation;
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems or networks connected to the Services;
  • post or transmit any information, software or other material that contains a virus or other harmful component; or
  • use the Sites to transmit any unsolicited messages to any recipient from whom you have not received prior demonstrable consent or in a manner that violates any law or obligation regarding the transmission of email messages.

We are not responsible for, nor do we endorse any material appearing in any forum on the Sites, except for material signed by one of our identified representatives. We are not responsible for screening material posted or emailed by or to users for libel, obscenity, invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark infringement, accuracy, or for any other reason. We retain, however, the right to modify or remove posted materials that we, in our sole discretion, consider infringing, offensive, abusive, defamatory, obscene, stale, or otherwise unacceptable. We also reserve the right to edit posted materials for any other reason. Whether or not we modify or remove such material, users remain solely responsible for the content of their messages or postings.

You acknowledge and agree that we and our partners will maintain no responsibility whatsoever for an interaction that occurs between you and any other user or member of our Sites. As between us, our partners and you, you alone shall be solely responsible for any consequences arising from your sharing, making available or otherwise exchanging, through a public area or via a private exchange, any form of "contact information" with any user or member of our Sites.

You acknowledge and agree that we and our partners do not endorse the content of any of your email communications and are not responsible or liable for any unlawful, harassing, libelous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, indecent, tortuous, or otherwise objectionable content in your email communications, or content in your email communications that infringes or may infringe the intellectual property or rights of another.

License to Oxygen

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting content to the Sites, you grant (or warrant that the owner of such rights has expressly granted or will grant) us and/or relevant affiliated companies the worldwide, perpetual, nonexclusive right and license to use your postings and other submitted content in their original or edited form, solely for the purposes of providing the services and the features of the Sites. You also warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content you have submitted or posted and that the posting and use of such content by us will not infringe the rights of any third party.

You acknowledge and agree that when you upload or post content to the public portions of our Sites, that content becomes public content and will be searchable by and available to anyone who visits the Sites. When you upload or post content to the public portions of the Sites, you grant us and our partners the worldwide, irrevocable, nonexclusive right and license to distribute, use, create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, transfer, transmit, distribute and publish that content, either electronically or via other media, for the purposes of displaying that content on our Sites and for the purposes of other services provided by us and our partners, on all forms of media now known or hereinafter developed. You also warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content you have submitted or posted and that the public posting, use and distribution of such content by us will not infringe the rights of any third party.

You are not entitled to any compensation for any materials you may post on the Sites.

Termination

In addition to any right or remedy that may be available to us under these Terms and Conditions or applicable law, we may suspend, limit or terminate all or a portion of your access to the Sites at any time with or without notice and with or without cause.

Software Installation and Removal

We may from time to time provide you with the ability to download from the Sites and install on your personal computer proprietary software. Such software may include tools, games, screen savers, chat programs and other items. We hereby grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to use any such software on your personal computer for your personal and non-commercial use only. You represent and warrant to us that you have the right to install such software on the computer you are using.

We may from time to time provide updates, enhancements, patches, fixes and other modifications to the software, or repair a damaged or inoperable installation of the software, either by providing you with a notice and information regarding how to download and install such modifications, or by automatically installing such modifications on your personal computer without any additional notice to you. You acknowledge and consent that we may install such modifications. If you do not want us to install such modifications, then you should remove the software from your computer.

You may remove the software at any time from your personal computer by accessing the Add/Remove Programs feature in the Control Panel of your computer and removing the software. If you have any questions or problems removing the software, you may contact us at o2_webmaster@nbcuni.com.

Copyright Complaints

We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and require that the people who use the Sites do the same. In appropriate circumstances, we will terminate the registration of any forum user who engages in any activity which may infringe on the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights.

If you believe any materials on the Sites infringe a copyright, you should provide us with written notice that at a minimum contains:

  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 us to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has 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 the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

All DMCA notices should be sent to our designated agent as follows:

Craig Bloom, General Counsel
Oxygen Media, LLC
75 9th Ave., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10011.

Disclaimers

THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT THAT ANY FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES THEM AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR MATERIALS IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT WE OR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION TO YOUR SYSTEM.

APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IN SUCH EVENT, THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

We do not endorse, warrant or guarantee any products or services offered on the Sites. We are not a party to, and do not monitor, any transaction between users and third party providers of products or services.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and have explained in detail the steps we take to do so. We urge you to read our Privacy Policy.

Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, WILL WE OR ANY OF OUR LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS ON THE SITES, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THE SITES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. IN SUCH EVENT, THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU BY US OR ANY OF OUR LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO US, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE SITES.

No Personal Advice

The information contained in or made available through the Sites (including but not limited to information contained on message boards, in text files, or in chats) cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to, financial, medical, or legal matters. In particular, you should regularly consult a doctor in all matters relating to physical or mental health, particularly concerning any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. We and our licensors or suppliers make no representations or warranties concerning any treatment, action, or application of medication or preparation by any person following the information offered or provided within or through the Sites. Neither we nor our partners, or any of their affiliates, will be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, special, exemplary or other damages that may result, including but not limited to economic loss, injury, illness or death.

Parental Permission

Some of the information available on the Sites concerns the topic of sex and may not be appropriate for children. Further, the Sites are not directed to children under the age of 13 and we will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT PARENTS PARTICIPATE IN THEIR CHILDREN'S EXPLORATION OF THE INTERNET AND ANY ONLINE SERVICES AND USE THEIR BROWSER'S PARENTAL CONTROLS TO LIMIT THE AREAS OF THE INTERNET TO WHICH THEIR CHILDREN HAVE ACCESS.

We may, at our discretion, require users under 18 to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian to view certain content, and we may limit access to certain content to users above a specified age. You agree to abide by any such restrictions, and not to help anyone avoid these restrictions.

We reserve the right to charge fees, surcharges and/or membership fees for all or any of the services on the Sites currently provided for free at any time upon thirty (30) days' prior written notice to you.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our representatives and agents harmless from and against any and all third party claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including attorney's fees and costs, arising from, or related to, (i) any breach by you of any of these Terms and Conditions, (ii) the content of any posting you make to the Sites, (iii) your use of materials or features available on the Sites (except to the extent a claim is based upon infringement of a third party right by materials created by us) or (iv) a violation by you of applicable law.

Jurisdictional Issues

We control and operate this site from our offices in the United States of America. We do not represent that materials on the site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Miscellaneous

These terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to these terms will be subject to binding arbitration in accordance with the New York Arbitration Association and will be arbitrated in New York City. If any of these terms and conditions are found unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable from the remaining terms and conditions, and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between you and us relating to the subject matter it contains. This agreement may be modified only by our posting of changes to these terms and conditions, or by a writing signed by both parties. Any inquiries concerning these terms and conditions of use should be directed to o2_webmaster@nbcuni.com.

(Effective Date: These Terms and Conditions of Use were modified on April 29th, 2008.)

 
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