Terms of Service

 

Last Revised: March 28, 2014, 3:54 AM GMT

You must agree to the following terms of service in order to participate or access Bored @ College in any way.

Acceptance of Terms

 

Bored @ College (also referred to as "b@b", "Boredat", "Bored at Baker" and "Bored at Butler") is a service provided by Boredat LLC that provides a collection of anonymous posts or "thoughts", (referred to hereafter as "the Service") subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"). By using the Service in any way, you (also referred to as “the user”) are agreeing to comply with the TOS. In addition, when using this Service, you agree to abide by any applicable posted guidelines, which may update from time to time. Should you object to any term or condition of the TOS, any guidelines, or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with the Service in any way, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of the Service. Boredat LLC has the right, but is not obligated, to strictly enforce the TOS through community moderation, active investigation, litigation and prosecution. By accessing or using Bored @ College, you agree to the terms.

Modifications to this Agreement

 

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these terms and conditions at any time. Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof. You must review this agreement on a regular basis to keep yourself apprised of any changes. You can find the most recent version of the TOS at boredatcollege.com/terms.

Content

 

You understand that all postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, or other materials ("Content") posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Service, are the sole discretion of the person from whom such Content originated.

By contributing Content to the Service, you grant us a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies, perform, or publicly display your User Content in any medium and for any purpose, including commercial purposes, and to authorize others to do so.

You agree that you have the right to submit anything you post, and that your User Content does not violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or any other personal or proprietary right of any other party.

You understand that Boredat LLC is not responsible for Content made available through the Service, and that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise objectionable. Furthermore, the content available through the Service may contain links to other websites, which are completely independent of the Service. The Service makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information contained in any such site. Your linking to any other websites is at your own risk. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, that you may not rely on said Content, and that under no circumstances will the Service be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise made available via the Service. You acknowledge that the Service does not pre-screen or approve Content, but that the Service shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse, delete or move any Content that is available via the Service, for violating the letter or spirit of the TOS or for any other reason. All of the software and code comprising or used to operate the Service and all of the text is owned by the Service or by third parties who have licensed their rights to the Service. No right, title or interest in our Service or any Content produced, distributed, modified, transferred, stored, and other is transferred to you under these Terms of Service.

Conduct

 

You agree not to post, distribute, or otherwise make available Content:

a) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, or is harmful to minors in any way;

b) that harasses, degrades, intimidates or is hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;

c) that personally identifies someone by their name (or any iteration of their name), phone number, email address, mailing address, or links to external content and images. However, posting names of individuals such as writers, public figures, administrators or groups or any other individuals existing in the public light (i.e. mentions in newspapers or blogs), regarded as a common topic of discussion shall be permitted so long as it does not constitute harassment, slander, libel, nor seeks or threatens to cause physical harm;

d) that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, or Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;

e) that constitutes or contains "affiliate marketing," "link referral code,", "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or unsolicited commercial advertisement;

f) that advertises any illegal service or the sale of any items the sale of which is prohibited or restricted by any applicable law, including without limitation items the sale of which is prohibited or regulated by California law.

g) that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

h) that disrupts the normal flow of dialogue with an excessive amount of Content (flooding attack) to the Service, or that otherwise negatively affects other users' ability to use the Service;

Additionally, you agree not to:

i) contact anyone who has asked not to be contacted, or make unsolicited contact with anyone for any commercial purpose;

j) "stalk" or otherwise harass anyone;

k) collect personal data about other users for commercial or unlawful purposes;

l) use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from the Service - unless expressly permitted by the Service;

m) post non-local or otherwise irrelevant Content, repeatedly post the same or similar Content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;

n) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Service's computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of the Service or use any form of automated device or computer program that enables the submission of postings without each posting being manually entered by the author thereof (an "automated posting device"), including without limitation, the use of any such automated posting device to submit postings in bulk, or for automatic submission of postings at regular intervals) use any form of automated device or computer program ("flagging tool") that enables the use of the Service's "report system" or other community moderation systems without each report being manually entered by the person that initiates the report (an "automated reporting device"), or use the reporting tool to remove posts of competitors, or to remove posts without a good faith belief that the post being reported violates these TOS;

 

This Agreement shall be governed, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. FOR ANY PROCEEDING ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT, SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION SHALL RESIDE WITH THE APPROPRIATE STATE COURT LOCATED IN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA OR FEDERAL COURT LOCATED IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.

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