Terms of Use

BRICK UNDERGROUND LLC

TERMS OF USE




THESE ARE THE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERNING YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND OUR SERVICES. BY ACCESSING, USING OR SIGNING UP FOR THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER SERVICES, YOU ARE CONCLUDING A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BASED ON THESE TERMS WITH BRICK UNDERGROUND LLC


Introduction


Welcome to the BrickUnderground website. This web site, and the information, content, products and services it makes available (which, collectively are referred to as the "Web Site"), is provided to you by Brick Underground LLC, a New York limited liability company, with its principal offices in New York, NY ("Brick Underground" or "We"). These Terms of Use (this "Agreement") set forth the terms and conditions governing your use of this Web Site.


Modifications to this Agreement


Brick Underground may make changes to this Agreement from time to time in its sole discretion, by updating this posting on this Web Site, and specifying the effective date of the new version of the Agreement. Your continued use of the Web Site, including but not limited to the posting of a new version of the Agreement constitutes your acceptance of any such changes. Accordingly, whenever you visit this Web Site you should check to see if a new version of the Agreement has been posted.


Contact Information


If you have any questions or concerns with respect to this Agreement or the Web Site you may contact a representative of Brick Underground by e-mail at webmaster@brickunderground.com.
Web Site Intended Audience


This Web Site is operated by Brick Underground from its offices in the United States. This Web Site is directed to adults in the United States and is not intended for children under the age of eighteen.


Privacy


We describe our current practices related to personally identifiable information collected through the Web Site in our Privacy Policy. We may update our policies and practices from time to time at our sole discretion.


Your Use of Content and Information- Disclaimer with Respect to Content


A variety of information, advice, recommendations, letters, messages, comments, posts, text, graphics, software, music, sound, photographs, videos, data, and other materials ("Content") is available on the Web Site. Some of the Content is provided by Brick Underground or its suppliers, and other Content is provided by persons ("Users") who use the Web Site, such as User opinions and views provided via posts to chat rooms, blogs, bulletin boards, or discussion forums. While Brick Underground strives to keep the Content that it posts on the Web Site accurate, complete, and up-to-date, Brick Underground cannot guarantee, and is not responsible for, the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any Content, whether provided by Brick Underground or its suppliers, or by Users of the Web Site. Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available by Users or third parties, including but not limited to bloggers, are those of the respective User or other third party and not of Brick Underground. Brick Underground does not endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice or statement made on the Web Site.


Brick Underground does not have any obligation to prescreen, edit, or remove any Content provided by Users that is posted on or available through the Web Site.


Notwithstanding the foregoing, Brick Underground will have the right (but not the obligation), in its sole discretion and for any reason, to prescreen, edit, refuse to accept, remove, or move any such Content.
THE CONTENT AVAILABLE VIA THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT NEITHER BRICK UNDERGROUND NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR USERS ARE ENGAGED IN RENDERING LEGAL, COUNSELING, INVESTMENT, ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, DESIGN, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OR ADVICE. SUCH CONTENT IS INTENDED SOLELY AS A GENERAL EDUCA- TIONAL AID. IT IS NOT INTENDED AS LEGAL OR INVESTMENT ADVICE, OR TO BE USED FOR LEGAL OR BUSINESS DECISIONS OR ACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH ANY INDIVIDUAL PROBLEM. IT IS ALSO NOT INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND SERVICES FROM QUALIFIED ATTORNEYS, COUNSELLORS, INVESTMENT ADVISORS, ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS OR OTHER PROFESSIONALS FAMILIAR WITH YOUR UNIQUE FACTS. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL WHO PRACTICES IN THE AREA OF YOUR INTEREST.


User-Submitted Content; Representations Made and Rights Granted


You are responsible for all Content that you submit, post, or otherwise make available to or through the Web Site. By doing so, you represent and warrant to Brick Underground that such content is not confidential and that you have all necessary permission to submit, post and otherwise make available such Content.


Brick Underground makes no claims to ownership of Content that you submit, post or otherwise make available to or through the Web Site and you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content and the right to use your Content as you determine. However, you do grant to Brick Underground and its affiliates a worldwide, nonexclusive, perpetual, fully sub-licensable, royalty ­free right and license as set delineated below:
(a) with respect to Content other than photos, graphics, audio, video, or journals that you submit, post or otherwise make available to public areas of the Web Site (e.g. not intended as a private communication), the license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform, and publicly display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide via the Web Site or otherwise, and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed; and
(b) with respect to photos, graphics, audio, video or journals that you submit, post or otherwise make available to public areas of the Web Site, the license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display such Content for the purpose for which such Content was submitted, posted or made available.
Do(s) and Don't(s) for Users


You agree that you will comply with applicable laws and this Agreement, and that you submit only accurate, lawful and interesting content.


You agree that you will not submit, post, or otherwise make available to or through the Web Site any information that:

is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, obscene, harmful, tortious, libelous, or invasive of another's privacy;

infringes or violates any party's copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, or other proprietary right;

contains any worms, viruses, or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files, code, or programs;

includes any unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, chain letters, spam, junk mail, or any other type of unsolicited mass e-mail to people or entities that have not agreed to be part of such mailings; or you do not have the right to submit, post, disseminate, or transmit.

You agree that you will not use the Web Site in any way to:

impersonate any person or entity; falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; intentionally omit, delete, forge, or misrepresent transmission information, including headers, return mailing, and Internet protocol addresses; or otherwise manipulate identifiers to disguise the origin of any content that you submit or transmit through the Web Site;
disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real-time exchanges;

interfere with, disrupt, or harm in any way the Site or servers or networks connected to the Web Site;
electronically stalk or otherwise harass another user;

engage in any activities that would violate the personal privacy rights of others, including but not limited to collecting and distributing information about other users without their permission, except as permitted by applicable law; or

use the Web Site in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, or any rules or guidelines established by Brick Underground, such as those described under the Good Neighbor Policy published on the Web Site.

User Rights and Responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

Please bear in mind that all of the material you read in our community areas comes from other users. Because our community is very large, Brick Underground cannot monitor or verify the information posted by our users. The comments, opinions, and statements posted on our bulletin boards and chats reflect the views of the user who makes the post and don't necessarily reflect the views of Brick Underground. The information posted on our boards and chats, including advice and opinions, is the responsibility of those users who create the posts. Posts from users may contain information that is incorrect, inappropriate or illegal. Please consult a qualified professional before relying on information you find in the community areas.

BRICK UNDERGROUND AND ITS AFFILIATES ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENCE RELATING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO ANY ACTION OR INACTION YOU TAKE BASED ON THE CONTENT AVAILABLE VIA THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING THE COMMUNITY AREAS. YOU MUST EVALUATE, AND BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH, THE USE OF ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS OR USEFULNESS OF CONTENT POSTED IN THE COMMUNITY AREAS.

THE CONTENT AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY AREAS IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT NEITHER BRICK UNDERGROUND NOR ITS SUPPLIERS OR USERS ARE ENGAGED IN RENDERING LEGAL, COUNSELING, INVESTMENT, ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL, DESIGN, OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OR ADVICE.

YOU SHOULD NOT USE SUCH CONTENT AS, AND SUCH CONTENT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE, LEGAL OR INVESTMENT ADVICE, OR TO BE USED AS THE BASIS FOR LEGAL OR BUSINESS DECISIONS OR ACTIONS IN CONNECTION WITH ANY INDIVIDUAL PROBLEM. IT IS ALSO NOT INTENDED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND SERVICES FROM  QUALIFIED ATTORNEYS, COUNSELLORS, INVESTMENT ADVISORS, ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS OR OTHER PROFESSIONALS FAMILIAR WITH YOUR UNIQUE FACTS. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL WHO PRACTICES IN THE AREA OF YOUR INTEREST.

Ownership and Intellectual Property Rights

Ownership

This Web Site is owned by Brick Underground. All right to, title to, and interest in the Content available via the Web Site, the Web Site's look and feel, the designs, trademarks, service marks, and trade names displayed on the Web Site, and the Web Site URLs, are the property of Brick Underground or its licensors, and are protected by copyrights, trademarks, patents, or other proprietary rights and laws. You must contact us to request permission to use content for commercial or non-commercial purposes.


License to Use Content


Brick Underground grants you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable, limited license to view, copy, print, and distribute Content retrieved from the Web Site only for your personal, noncommercial use, provided that you do not remove or obscure any copyright notice, trademark notice, or other proprietary rights notices displayed on or in conjunction with the Content. You may not use any Content available via the Web Site in any other manner or for any other purpose without the prior written permission of Brick Underground. All rights not expressly granted in this Agreement are expressly reserved to Brick Underground. You must contact us to request permission to use content for commercial or non-commercial purposes.


Trademark Notices


All trademarks, service marks, logos and designs used on this Web Site, whether registered or unregistered, are owned by Brick Underground or other third parties. You may not use or display any trademarks, service marks, logos or designs owned by Brick Underground or its affiliates without our prior written consent.


Your Contact With Advertisers or Other Third Parties and Other Web Sites


Your dealings with advertisers or other third parties found on or accessible through the Web Site are solely between you and the third party. These dealings include, but are not limited to, your participation in promotions, the payment for and delivery of items if any, and any terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings. These links are provided solely as a convenience to Users and should not be construed as an endorsement by Brick Underground of content, items, or services on those third-party Web sites. You access and use such sites, including the content, items, or services on those sites, solely at your own risk.


Brick Underground does not make any representations or warranties with respect to any content or privacy practices, or otherwise with respect to such third parties or any items or services that may be obtained from such third parties, and you agree that Brick Underground will have no liability with respect to any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any dealings between you and any third party, or as a result of the presence of such third parties on the Web Site.


Disclaimer of Warranties With Respect to Web Site


THE WEB SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. BRICK UNDERGROUND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.


BRICK UNDERGROUND DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY THAT THE WEB SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT ACCESS TO THE WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS, IF ANY, WILL BE CORRECTED. BRICK UNDERGROUND MAKES NO WARRANTIES AS TO THE RESUL TS THAT MAYBE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE WEB SITE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, QUALITY, TIMELINESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEB SITE.


Limitations of Liability


BRICK UNDERGROUND AND ITS AFFILIATES ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONSEQUENCE RELATING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO ANY ACTION OR INACTION YOU TAKE BASED ON THE CONTENT AVAILABLE VIA THE WEB SITE. YOU MUST EVALUATE, AND BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH, THE USE OF ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS OR USEFULNESS OF SUCH CONTENT. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT BRICK UNDERGROUND IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF USERS OR THIRD PARTIES.
ADDITIONALLY, IN NO EVENT WILL BRICK UNDERGROUND OR ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER SUCH DAMAGES, HOWSOEVER CAUSED, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), OR OTHERWISE RESULTING FROM (1) THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE WEB SITE OR ANY ITEM PURCHASED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY USING THE WEB SITE; (2) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, ITEMS, OR WEB SITES; (3) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (4) THE STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEB SITE; OR (5) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEB SITE. THESE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT BRICK UNDERGROUND HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY.


Indemnification


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Brick Underground, its directors, officers, employees, agents, and affiliates, from and against any and all liability , damages, losses, claims, expenses of any kind (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees) directly or indirectly related to (1) your breach of the Agreement; or (2) the Content you submit, post, or transmit through the Web Site.


Complaints Regarding Content


Regarding content and/or copyright infringement complaints, please contact us at webmaster@brickunderground.com.


Your Account


You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any passwords associated with your Brick Underground account, monitor all activity under the account, and assume full responsibility for all activities that occur under your account (unless we cause a security breach).


Modification or Suspension of the Web Site


Brick Underground may at any time modify, discontinue, or suspend its operation of this Web Site, or any part thereof, temporarily or permanently, without notice to you.


Termination


Either party may terminate the Agreement for any or no cause, at any time, by notice, which shall be effective immediately or as specified in the notice. After termination, you shall no longer access the Web Site. The provisions of this Agreement which by their intent or meaning are intended to survive such termination shall continue to apply indefinitely.


Severability of Agreement


If any provision of the Agreement is found by a court or other binding authority to be invalid, you agree that every attempt shall be made to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in that provision, and the remaining provisions contained in the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.


Applicable Law


This Agreement and the resolution of any dispute related to this Agreement or the Web Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any legal action or proceeding between Brick Underground and you related to the Agreement shall be brought exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction sitting in New York, New York, United States, and you agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.