Welcome to GeekPolice ("Geek Police") located at www.geekpolice.net (this website). Please evaluate these Terms of Service (agreement) between you ("User") and GeekPolice ("Us" or "We"), which are binding. It is good for you to know the benefits that we provide, but also the restrictions of our services.
I. ACCEPTANCE OF AGREEMENT
BY USING THIS WEBSITE, WHETHER READING THE FORUMS (DISCUSSION BOARDS), USING THE LINKS, USING ANY SERVICES, OR WHEN FINISHED WITH THE REGISTRATION FOR A USER ACCOUNT, YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THIS AGREEMENT. THIS AGREEMENT MAY BE REVISED OCCASIONALLY, TO WHICH SUCH ALTERATIONS ARE POSTED HERE. EACH TIME YOU USE THE SITE, THE UPDATED VERSION OF THIS AGREEMENT WILL APPLY. THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD OCCASIONALLY CHECK THE DATE AT THE TOP OF THIS AGREEMENT, AND REVIEW ANY CHANGES SINCE THE LAST VISIT/LAST VERSION. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS WEBSITE AFTER ANY SUCH ADJUSTMENT TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CREATES/AFFIRMS YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFIED AGREEMENT.
II. NO USE OF SITE FOR CHILDREN (UNDER AGE 13)
This website is not targeted toward children under 13 years of age. Therefore, by registering with this website, you signify and also permit that you are at least 13 years of age or older.
III. ABOUT OUR SERVICES
A. GeekPolice Services. We provide access to the user an assortment of online resources, which include online discussion forums, chat tools, communication tools, personalized content, and other social network based content. These are wrapped into GeekPolice's "Services". Such offerings are provided freely; however, we do reserve the right to charge a fee for Services at any time in the future.
B. Service Limitations. We do our best to be as excellent as we can at GeekPolice to try to make your visit gratifying, sensational, and trouble-free. However, we cannot always foretell technical difficulties that may arise. Such difficulties may include but not be limited to loss of data, loss of personalized settings, server outages, board maintenance, or any other service disruptions (including DoS or DDoS). For this reason, you agree that our Service, including without restraint, any Third Party Services (defined in section XII below) are provided on an "AS IS" basis. GeekPolice and any of our third-party partners cannot assume responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, or failure to store any users' data, social network settings, personalized settings, or any other communications (including messages posted on the discussion forums).
C. Changes and Discontinuation of Services. GeekPolice reserves the right to terminate or change, temporarily or permanently, the Services at any time without preliminary notice. You agree that GeekPolice will not be held liable to you or by you, any partner of yours, any attorney of yours, or any other third party for any change or discontinuation of our Services.
IV. GUIDELINES ON FORUMS, CONTRIBUTIONS, AND USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND ITS SERVICES ("Rules of Use")
For the benefit of our users as well as to comply with relevant laws, we have mandatory guidelines that are required by all members to follow. These rules may be changed occasionally, and they are considered "Rules of Use". Any conduct violating the Rules of Use is grounds for immediate termination of your account; therefore, it is up to you to carefully read and follow such reasonable rules to avoid any conflicts.
A. Obey the Law. First, you represent and warrant that your use of this website in Service will not break any applicable laws or even this Agreement, and that you will not use this website and/or services for any illegal purposes.
B. Providing Accurate Member Information. You represent and warrant that you will: 1. Provide true, precise, current, and complete information about yourself as requested in GeekPolice's Registration form and that you will 2. Update your contact information if it changes. By providing correct, precise, current, and complete information, you will allow us to create better content and new services/offerings that may best suit your needs.
C. Securing your Registration Information. Upon completing the member Registration form, you will have a username and password that is used to login to this website. It is your responsibility and duty to maintain the confidentiality of such username and password. All activities, even those violating our user agreement, which is done using your username and password, are your obligation and yours only. We also do not recommend that you use the same password for multiple websites, but please create a newly unique password for our services.
D. Use of Private Messaging System. GeekPolice offers all Registered Users the ability to send private or personal messages by a platform we have embedded on this website. In return for the use of this service, you signify and warrant that you will not use this system to transmit "spam," "chain letters," "junk mail," "advertisements," or any other unsolicited mass mailing or dispersal of files or images. To avoid conflicts with our services such as Private Messaging, GeekPolice has the sole right to establish general practices and limits to the use of the Private Messaging System and its content. Such provisions may include disabling your use of the Private Messaging System, asking for records of such messages from the sender or receiver that the user must turn over immediately, or any other form of discipline to control the use of the Private Messaging System for a specific user. If you receive any Private Messages violating these guidelines, please use the Contact Us link in the footer or contact a Staff Member by Private Message immediately regarding such violations. Please include the following information in the report: Sender of the message (full username), subject line of the message, body content of the message including links and personal information, date, time, and your username and email address.
F. Uses of User Information. You represent and warrant that you will not data scan, aggregate, redistribute, copy, alter, reproduce, or re-use for any purpose any user information accessible through this website. This shall include but not limited to the selling of information to third parties; using collected data and the like to customize users' experiences on a site outside of this website; using information for targeted marketing; or using this website to offer other servers or services not affiliated with GeekPolice. We reserve the right, by law, to take immediate and collective action toward any individual or entity participating in any of the prohibited actions mentioned above.
V. YOUR LICENSE OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO US
GeekPolice does not claim ownership of Contributions that are submitted or make available for inclusion on this website or services. However, with respect to Contributions you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the services, you grant GeekPolice the following worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable, perpetual license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from or of, publicly perform and/or display the Contribution in connection with this website and services, our overall business activities, or any other promotion thereof in any media format or through any media channels now known or hereafter devised. We have the right to retain and publicly display any and all submitted content on this website for an indefinite period of time. However, if we terminate this Agreement, you choose to no longer use the services, or your account is terminated, then GeekPolice is entitled to continue displaying any of your submitted Contributions/content.
VI. GRANT OF LICENSE UNTO YOU TO USE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR PERSONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL USES AND/OR PURPOSES
A. Grant of License. We grant you a non-exclusive license to use and copy the Contributions solely for personal, non-commercial uses and/or purposes subject to restrictions that will be set forth herein. B. License Restrictions. If you are to download, copy, or print a copy of the Contributions for your own personal use, you must retain any trademarks, copyrights, and other proprietary notices contained in and on the Contributions. You shall not and will not either directly or through the use of any device, software, internet website, web-based service, or any other means remove, alter, bypass, avoid, interfere with, or even circumvent any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices marked on Contributions or any other digital rights management (DRM) mechanism, device, or any other content protection/access control measure associate with the Contributions or this website. You shall not either directly, or through the use of any device, software, internet website, web-based service or other means to copy, download, reproduce, duplicate, archive, distribute, upload, publish, modify, translate, broadcast, perform, display, sell, transfer, rent, sub-license, transmit or re-transmit Contributions except as permitted in Section 6(A). Furthermore, you may not create, re-create, distribute or re-distribute, or advertise any index of any Contributions unless we authorize you in writing from a Site Administrator or Head Administrator. You may not build a business utilizing the Contributions of this website's services, whether or not for profit. Contributions covered by these restrictions include without any limitation all text, graphics, layout, services, design, interface, logos, photographs, audio and video materials, and stills; static or dynamic content. In addition, you are strictly prohibited from creating derivative works or materials that otherwise are derived from or based on Contributions of this website in any way, unless it is expressly permitted by us in writing from any Administrator. This prohibition applies even if you intend to give away the derivative materials free of charge or rent it to someone temporarily.
VII. OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
All content on this website, including services, trademarks, service marks, logos, and any other themed content on this website ("Materials"), are owned by or licensed to us and are subject to copyrights and other intellectual property rights under Singapore and foreign laws including international conventions. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to this website, the services and the Materials. You agree to not circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with any security related features of this website or services that prevent or restrict use or copying of any materials or enforce limitations on use of this website or services, including materials on this website. You agree further that you will not try to access this website through any other means than through the interface that we provide at www.geekpolice.net and all sub-domains and sub-pages of this website, unless otherwise specifically authorized by us in a separate written agreement. We maintain the right to do any of the following, at any time, with or without prior notice: Restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of this website. Change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of this website. Refuse, move, or remove any Content. Refuse to register any user name that may be deemed offensive. Establish general practices and policies concerning this website.
VIII. OUR WEBSITE MANAGEMENT
We may, but are not required to: (a) monitor or review this website for violations of this Agreement and for compliance with our policies; (b) report to law enforcement authorities and/or take legal action against anyone who violates this Agreement; (c) refuse, restrict access to or the availability of, or remove or disable (to the extent technologically feasible) any Contribution or any portion thereof that may violate this Agreement, the law or any of our policies or are excessive in size or burdensome without prior notice to you; and/or (d) manage this website and Services in a manner designed to protect our and third parties' rights and property or to facilitate the proper functioning of this website and Services. A. Our Right to Terminate Users. WITHOUT LIMITING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION AND WITHOUT NOTICE OR LIABILITY DENY ACCESS TO AND USE OF THIS SITE AND SERVICE TO ANY PERSON FOR ANY REASON OR FOR NO REASON AT ALL, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FOR BREACH OF ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR COVENANT CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT, OR OF ANY APPLICABLE LAW OR REGULATION. B. Risk of Posting Private Information. Please note that there are risks, including but not limited to the risk of posting private information, of dealing with strangers, including persons who may be acting under false pretenses. Please choose carefully the information you post on this website and that you give to other website users. You are discouraged from publicly posting the following information on this website: your full name, telephone numbers, social networking personal profile links, and street addresses. Despite this prohibition, other people's information may be offensive, harmful or inaccurate, and in some cases will be mislabeled or deceptively labeled. You assume all risks associated with dealing with other users with whom you come in contact through this website. We expect that you will use caution and common sense when using this website and Services.
IX. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: A. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND THIS WEBSITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES AND THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. GEEKPOLICE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. B. GEEKPOLICE MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, (v) ANY ERRORS IN ANY SOFTWARE PROVIDED WITH THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED, (vi) OR THAT THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND THE SERVERS ON WHICH THIS WEBSITE AND CONTENT ARE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. C. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. D. NO ADVICE, INFORMATION, OR INSTRUCTIONS WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM GEEKPOLICE OR THROUGH OR FROM THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE AGREEMENT. IF A PROBLEM OCCURS DUE TO ANY SUCH ADVICE, INFORMATION, OR INSTRUCTIONS YOU LOSE THE RIGHT TO HOLD GEEKPOLICE OR ITS MEMBERS LIABLE. IF YOU CAN NOT AGREE TO THIS RULE, THEN YOU MAY NOT USE THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES. E. THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES MAY CONTAIN VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF TEXT, IMAGES, AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTIONS, OPINIONS, STATEMENTS, FACTS, ARTICLES, OR OTHER INFORMATION CREATED BY GEEKPOLICE OR BY THIRD-PARTIES. DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SOURCES FROM WHICH CONTENT IN THIS WEBSITE OR SERVICES IS OBTAINED, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH CONTENT. ACCORDINGLY, SUCH CONTENT, INCLUDING THE MARKET DATA, IS FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON BY YOU FOR ANY PURPOSE. SUCH CONTENT IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF TAX OR INVESTMENT ADVICE AND IT DOES NOT ADVOCATE THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF ANY SECURITY OR INVESTMENT. F. GEEKPOLICE MAY PROVIDE, OR THIRD PARTIES MAY PROVIDE, LINKS TO OTHER WORLD WIDE WEB SITES OR RESOURCES. BECAUSE GEEKPOLICE HAS NO CONTROL OVER SUCH SITES AND RESOURCES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT GEEKPOLICE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AVAILABILITY OF SUCH EXTERNAL WEBSITES OR RESOURCES, AND DOES NOT ENDORSE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY CONTENT, ACCURACY, QUALITY, ADVERTISING, PRODUCTS, OR OTHER MATERIALS ON OR AVAILABLE FROM SUCH WEBSITES OR RESOURCES. YOU FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE, FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED BY OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH CONTENT, GOODS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH ANY SUCH WEBSITE OR RESOURCE. TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY OF THIS SECTION IS NOT CONSISTENT WITH ANY OTHER PART OF THIS AGREEMENT, THEN THIS DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES WILL OVERRIDE IT.
X. LIMITATION OF LIABILITIES
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT GEEKPOLICE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, SERVICES, CONTRIBUTIONS OR ANY OTHER CONTENT THEREON, (EVEN IF GEEKPOLICE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES RESULTING FROM: (A) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES; (B) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICES; (C) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (D) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES; OR (E) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY IN THIS AGREEMENT, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU IN RESPECT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE SUFFERED BY YOU AND ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR FOR BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY OR IN ANY OTHER WAY SHALL NOT EXCEED $20. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to indemnify and hold us, our subsidiaries, affiliates, and licensors and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of the Contributions you post to this website, your use of this website and the Services in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth herein.
XII. THIRD PARTY SITES AND THIRD PARTY SERVICES
A. No Endorsement of Contributions. You acknowledge and agree that GeekPolice does not endorse the content of any member and is not responsible or liable for any Contribution, even though it may be unlawful, harassing, libelous, privacy invading, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable, or that it infringes or may infringe the intellectual property or other rights of another. You acknowledge that GeekPolice does not pre-screen all content, but that GeekPolice and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse, edit, move or remove any content that is publicly available via the services. B. Further Information. GeekPolice provides information of a general technical nature and is designed for information and entertainment purposes only. The information found on GeekPolice.net is not meant to be a substitute for any legal, financial, medical, or health advice. Please consult with a professional for this type of information. GeekPolice does not endorse any treatments, medications, or products that may be discussed herein. C. Assignment. This Agreement is personal to you and you may not assign this agreement to another individual. Any other attempt to assign, transfer or delegate this Agreement shall be null and void. We may freely assign this Agreement in our sole discretion. D. Choice of law, Forum and Venue. The User Agreement is governed by Singapore Federal law, without regard to its conflicts of law provisions; and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the federal and state courts located in Singapore in all disputes arising out of or relating to the Services. Use of the Services is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this Section. E. Severability. If any part of the User Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the User Agreement shall continue in effect. F. Notices. Any notices related to this agreement need to be given in writing to one another at our email address below, or any new address that is given in such a notice. G. Non-Waiver. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. H. Entire Agreement. This Agreement is the entire understanding between you and GeekPolice.net about this website and the Services and supersedes any prior or contemporaneous understandings and agreements between you and us related to the subject matter hereof. I. Term, Termination and Survival. This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use this website. You may terminate your use or participation at any time, for any reason, by contacting us here www.geekpolice.net/contact ... Upon termination of your website account for any reason, we will close your account, and you will no longer be able to retrieve materials contained in the account. Even after your use and participation is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect, including sections: 1-5 and 7-15.
XIV. MEDIA AND PRESS INFORMATION
If you have a magazine, newspaper, or online information system and want to publish something about GeekPolice, its material or provide links, please follow the following guidelines: 1. Always refer to GeekPolice as GeekPolice. 2. Please contact us in writing prior to writing an article. 3. If the article is published in paper form, please send us at least one copy for our records to the email address below. 4. Announce your article on this website in the Feedback and Suggestions forum. => These guidelines are not strict but are preferred.
XV. HOW TO CONTACT US
Direct Questions or Notices to GeekPolice are as follows: Email: www.geekpolice.net/contact