UNION is a U.K. company and subject to U.K. laws and jurisdiction. The original version of these Terms of Service (and any other terms, policies, or guidelines that we provide to you) are written in English. To the extent any translated version of these Terms of Service (or any other terms, policies, or guidelines that we provide to you) conflicts with the English version, the English version controls.
Please read these Terms of Service and our Community Guidelines (collectively, the "Agreement") carefully before using un-ion.net (the "Site") and/or the other domains, websites, products, applications, mobile applications, services, and/or Content provided by UNION, Inc. (all of those collectively with the Site, the "Services") (UNION, Inc., corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of UNION INC LTD.,("UNION INC LTD"), collectively with its agents, representatives, consultants, employees, officers, and directors, "UNION," "we," or "us"). By using or accessing the Services, you agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you don't agree to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you shouldn't, and aren't permitted to, use the Services. UNION’s personalized Services cannot be provided and the terms of this Agreement cannot be performed without UNION processing information about you and other users. Processing of the information you share with UNION is essential to the personalized Services which we provide and which you expect, including personalized Content (as described below) and ads, and is a necessary part of our performance of the agreement we have with you.
You may not use the Services, provide any personal information to UNION, or otherwise submit personal information through the Services (including, for example, a name, address, telephone number, or email address) if you are under the Minimum Age. The Minimum Age is (i) thirteen (13),(ii) for users in the European Union or the United Kingdom, sixteen (16), or (iii) for users to give or receive tips (“Tipping Feature”), eighteen (18). You may only use the Services if you can form a binding contract with UNION and are not legally prohibited from using the Services.
Service Changes and Limitations:
The Services change frequently, and their form and functionality may change without prior notice to you. UNION retains the right to create limits on and related to use of the Services in its sole discretion at any time with or without notice. UNION may also impose limits on certain Services or aspects of those Services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability. UNION may change, suspend, or discontinue any or all of the Services at any time, including the availability of any product, feature, database, or Content (as defined below). UNION may also terminate or suspend Accounts (as defined below) at any time, in its sole discretion.
Limitations on Automated Use:
You may not, without express prior written permission, do any of the following while accessing or using the Services: (a) tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, or the computer or delivery systems of UNION and/or its service providers; (b) probe, scan, or test any system or network (particularly for vulnerabilities), or otherwise attempt to breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures; (c) access or search or attempt to access or search the Services by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by UNION (and only pursuant to those terms and conditions) or unless permitted by UNION's robots.txt file or other robot exclusion mechanisms; (d) scrape the Services, and particularly scrape Content (as defined below) from the Services; (e) use the Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information, including without limitation by forging TCP-IP packet headers or email headers; or (f) interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any other user of the Services, host or network, including, without limitation, by sending a virus to, spamming, or overloading the Services, or by scripted use of the Services in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.
As a condition to using certain of the Services and in order for us to provide them to you, you may be required to create an account (an "Account"), provide your age and an email address and select a password and UNION username, which will serve as a default link to your default UNION blog of the form [username].un-ion.net (a "UNION URL"). You must select a different UNION URL for each new blog you create.
You agree to provide UNION with accurate, complete, and updated registration information, particularly your email address.
You are also responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account password and for the security of your Account, and you will notify UNION immediately of any actual or suspected loss, theft, or unauthorized use of your Account or Account password.
For purposes of this Agreement: (1) the term "Content" means a creative expression and includes, without limitation, video, audio, photographs, images, illustrations, animations, logos, tools, written posts, replies, comments, information, data, text, software, scripts, executable files, graphics, Themes (as defined below), and interactive features, any of which may be generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on or through the Services; (2) the term "User Content" means Content that you or any other user of the Services (collectively, a "User") submits, transfers, or otherwise provides to the Services. Content includes, without limitation, all User Content.
Your Rights in User Content:
Users retain ownership and/or other applicable rights in User Content, and UNION and/or third parties retain ownership and/or other applicable rights in all Content other than User Content.
User Content License to UNION:
When you provide User Content to UNION through the Services, you grant UNION a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable right and license to use, host, store, cache, reproduce, publish, display (publicly or otherwise), perform (publicly or otherwise), distribute, transmit, modify, adapt (including, without limitation, in order to conform it to the requirements of any networks, devices, services, or media through which the Services are available), and create derivative works of, such User Content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purposes of allowing UNION to operate the Services in accordance with their functionality, improve and promote the Services, and develop new Services. The reference in this license to "creat[ing] derivative works" is not intended to give UNION a right to make substantive editorial changes or derivations, but does, for example, enable reblogging, which allows UNION Users to redistribute User Content from one UNION blog to another in a manner that allows them to add their own text or other Content before or after your User Content.
You also agree that this license includes the right for UNION to make all publicly-posted Content available to third parties selected by UNION, so that those third parties can syndicate and/or analyze such Content on other media and services.
Note also that this license to your User Content continues even if you stop using the Services, primarily because of the social nature of Content shared through UNION’s Services - when you post something publicly, others may choose to comment on it, making your User Content part of a social conversation that can’t later be erased without retroactively censoring the speech of others.
You also agree that you will respect the intellectual property rights of others, and represent and warrant that you have all of the necessary rights to grant us this license for all User Content you provide.
Content License to You:
As a User of the Services, UNION grants you a worldwide, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferable license to download, store, view, display, perform, redistribute, and create derivative works of Content solely in connection with your use of, and in strict accordance with the functionality and restrictions of, the Services (including, without limitation, Paid Services, as defined below). This means, for example, that we license Content to you for purposes of reblogging.
Termination and Deletion:
Some of the Services require payment of fees (the "Paid Services," including without limitation Subscriptions, and ads). All fees are stated in United States dollars. You shall pay all applicable fees, as described in the applicable Services, in connection with such Services, and any related taxes or additional charges.
Paid Services are limited licenses for you to use particular for-pay aspects of the Services. Usage of terms like sell, sale, buy, purchase, or similar terms all refer to your acquisition of a license to use Paid Services, and do not represent any transfer of any right, title, or ownership interest of any kind. You may not relicense, resell, transfer, or exchange Paid Services within or outside of the Services, except as expressly allowed by the rules of those Paid Services.
UNION may, in its sole discretion, modify the functionality of, or eliminate, Paid Services, or the terms and conditions under which Paid Services are provided.
Purchases of Paid Services are final and non-refundable (particularly those Paid Services that may be used immediately, such as Promotions, as defined below), except at UNION's sole discretion and in accordance with the rules governing each Paid Service. Termination of your Account or your rights under this Agreement may result in forfeiture of purchased Paid Services. For example, if your Account is suspended, you forfeit your license to any Premium Themes you have purchased.
UNION may change prices for Paid Services it provides at any time. To the extent applicable, UNION will provide you reasonable notice of any such pricing changes by posting the new prices on or through the applicable Paid Service and/or by sending you an email notification. If you do not wish to pay the new prices, you may choose not to purchase, or to cancel, the applicable Paid Service offered by UNION prior to the change going into effect.
Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time by notifying the other party. UNION may terminate or suspend your access to or ability to use any and all Services immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason or no reason, including but not limited to if you breach any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. In particular, UNION may immediately terminate or suspend Accounts that have been flagged for repeat copyright infringement.
You and UNION agree that we will resolve any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of this Agreement or the Services in accordance with this Section or as you and UNION otherwise agree in writing. Before resorting to formal dispute resolution, we strongly encourage you to contact us to seek a resolution.
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