Please carefully read the following Terms and Conditions. Your purchase or use of our services implies that you have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions.
Our basic service is free. We offer various membership levels and ask for fees for training and other services such as supplying speakers. Our policy is to give you as much control over what goes on the site as possible and encourage everyone to express themselves freely. However, SocioNet must be ultimately responsible for the content of the site. In particular, we will remove such postings as spam, viruses, or hate content.
Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by SocioNet, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.
You do not claim intellectual property right or exclusive ownership to any of our products, modified or unmodified. All products are property of SocioNet. Our products are provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. In no event shall our The Center for Sociocratic Governance, Inc., be liable for any damages including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential, or other losses arising out of the use of or inability to use our products.
Your SocioNet Account and Site.
If you create a site with SocioNet, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and site, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the site. You must not describe or assign keywords to your site in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and SocioNet may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause SocioNet liability. You must immediately notify SocioNet of any unauthorized uses of your site, your account or any other breaches of security. SocioNet will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
Responsibility of Contributors.
If you operate a website, comment on a website, post material to the website, post links on the website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the website (any such material, 'Content'), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
the Content is not obscene, libelous or defamatory, hateful or racially or ethnically objectionable, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
your site is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your site's URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; and
you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by SocioNet or otherwise.
By submitting Content to SocioNet for inclusion on your Website, you grant SocioNet a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your site. If you delete Content, SocioNet will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.
Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, SocioNet has the right (though not the obligation) to, in SocioNet's sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in SocioNet's reasonable opinion, violates any SocioNet policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in SocioNet's sole discretion. SocioNet will have no obligation to provide notification or a refund of any amounts previously paid.
Fees and Payment.
Optional premium paid services such as extra storage, domain purchases or VIP hosting are available on the Website. By selecting a premium service you agree to pay SocioNet the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated for that service. Payments will be charged on the day you sign up for a premium service and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual period as indicated. Premium service fees are not refundable.
Responsibility of Website Visitors.
SocioNet has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material's content, use or effects. By operating the Website, SocioNet does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. SocioNet disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
Content Posted on Other Websites.
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and WebPages to which SocioNet links, and that link to SocioNet. SocioNet does not have any control over those non- SocioNet websites and WebPages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non- SocioNet website or webpage, SocioNet does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. SocioNet disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non- SocioNet websites and web pages.
Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy.
As SocioNet asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by SocioNet violates your copyright, you are encouraged to <a href="/contact-us/ title="Contact SocioNet">notify SocioNet</a>. SocioNet will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. In the case of a visitor who may infringe or repeatedly infringes the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of SocioNet or others, SocioNet may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access to, and use of, the Website. In the case of such termination, SocioNet will have no obligation to provide notification or a refund of any amounts previously paid to SocioNet.
This Agreement does not transfer from SocioNet to you any SocioNet or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with SocioNet. SocioNet, www.SocioNet.com, the SocioNet logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with SocioNet, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of SocioNet or SocioNet's licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any SocioNet or third-party trademarks.
SocioNet may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your SocioNet account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a VIP Services account, such account can only be terminated by SocioNet if you materially breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from SocioNet's notice to you thereof; provided that, SocioNet can terminate the Website immediately as part of a general shut down of our service. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
Disclaimer of Warranties.
The materials on SocioNet's web site are provided 'as is.' SocioNet makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, SocioNet does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.
Limitation of Liability.
In no event will SocioNet, or the Center for Sociocratic Governance, Inc., its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement or substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to SocioNet under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. SocioNet shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
General Representation and Warranty.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless SocioNet, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to out of your violation this Agreement.