- ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF SERVICE
The discussRH Service (Service), owned and operated by Zapbox LLC. (DBA discussRH), is provided to you under the terms and conditions of this discussRH Terms of Service (Terms) and any operating rules or policies that may be published by discussRH. The Terms comprise the entire agreement between You and discussRH and supersedes all prior agreements between the parties regarding the subject matter contained herein. The Terms may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of the Terms at any time at the bottom of each logged in page of discussRH.com. In addition, when using particular discussRH services, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services which may be posted from time to time. All such guidelines or rules (including but not limited to our Spam Policy) are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms. By using our services, registering for an account, sending a discussRH message, posting a comment, downloading at document from discussRH Library, or otherwise interacting with our Service, you are indicating your agreement to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Terms.
- DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
discussRH currently provides users with access to a wide array of resources, including but not limited to, various communications tools, forums, personalized content and information sharing (the "Service"). You also understand and agree that the service may include certain communications from discussRH, such as service announcements and administrative messages, and that these communications are considered part of discussRH membership and you will not be able to opt out of receiving them. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new discussRH properties, shall be subject to the Terms. You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that discussRH assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.
You are responsible for obtaining access to the Service and that access may involve third party fees (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). You are responsible for those fees, including those fees associated with the display or delivery of advertisements. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Service.
- YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (such information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or discussRH has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, discussRH has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof). discussRH is concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly children. For this reason, children under the age of 13 are prohibited from using the service without supervision by a legal guardian. Please remember that the Service is designed to appeal to a broad audience. Accordingly, as the legal guardian, it is your responsibility to determine whether any of the Services and/or Content are appropriate for your child.
- MEMBER NAME, PASSWORD AND SECURITY
You will receive a password and member name upon completing the Service's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify discussRH of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. discussRH cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
- YOUR CONDUCT
You understand that all information, text, data, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not discussRH, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. discussRH does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will discussRH be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service. discussRH does however provide a mechanism for altering the administrator of offensive material. If multiple complaints are received either via the “abuse” button associated with each piece of Content, or by contacting the Administrator, discussRH will do its utmost to enforce the Code of Conduct. This might result in the removal of the offender from the Community. Please refer to Code of Contact, located at the bottom of each loggedin page of the website discussRH.com
You acknowledge that discussRH may not pre-screen Content, but that discussRH and its moderators and designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or move any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, discussRH its moderators and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the Terms, the Code of Conduct, or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by discussRH or submitted to discussRH, including without limitation information in discussRH Message Boards, and in all other parts of the Service.
You acknowledge, consent and agree that discussRH may access, preserve, and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the Terms; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third-parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of discussRH, its users and the public.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
You understand that the Service and software embodied within the Service may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by discussRH and/or content providers who provide content to the Service. You may not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into the Service. Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution or public exhibition of the materials provided on the Service, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.
- SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE
Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
- CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE
discussRH does not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available to the Service, you grant discussRH the following world-wide, royalty free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable: The license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Service for the purposes of providing and promoting discussRH Services. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Service and will terminate at the time you remove or discussRH removes such Content from the Service.
- discussRH RSS SYNDICATION POLICY
Content available for syndication is denoted with a XML or RSS button.
a. All syndication is available entirely as is, with no warranties relating to its use.
b. discussRH reserves the right to cancel this service without notice at any time.
c. Materials available for syndication by discussRH (denoted by XML or RSS buttons) may be syndicated by individuals, organizations or companies for personal or commercial use (see below for additional considerations).
d. discussRH.com reserves the right to deny syndication rights to any party.
e. No modifications may be made to any of the materials syndicated. Acceptable changes are limited to typeface, typeface size, typeface color, and line breaks.
f. No individual, organization or company may license, sell or otherwise assign use of discussRH.com's materials.
g. All syndication must have a link back to the discussRH.com website: http://www. discussRH.com. The appropriate reference link is located in the Channel link portion of the RSS feed.
h. All syndication must include proper copyright notification as follows:
Copyright © [Publication year] discussRH.com LLC. All rights reserved.
i. Content that is not made available for syndication (denoted by XML or RSS buttons) cannot be used or syndicated in any manner.
You agree to indemnify and hold discussRH, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the Terms, or your violation of any rights of another.
- NO RESALE OF SERVICE
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.
- GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE
You acknowledge that discussRH may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum number of days that email or thanks messages, message board postings or other uploaded Content will be retained by the Service, the maximum number of email messages that may be sent from or received by an account on the Service, the maximum size of any email message that may be sent from or received by an account on the Service, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on discussRH servers on your behalf, and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Service in a given period of time. You agree that discussRH has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that discussRH reserves the right to log off or remove accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that discussRH reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
- MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
discussRH may change the terms and conditions of the Terms and reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently the Service (or any part thereof). You can review the most current version of the Terms at any time at www. discussRH.com Your continued use of the Service constitutes an affirmative: (1) acknowledgment by You of the Terms and its modifications; and (2) agreement by You to abide and be bound by the Terms and its modifications; and (3) You agree that discussRH shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
You agree that discussRH may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate your discussRH account (or any part thereof), any associated email address, and access to the Service. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the Terms, Code of Conduct or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (d) discontinuance or material modification to the Service (or any part thereof), (e) unexpected technical or security issues or problems, and (f) extended periods of inactivity. Termination of your discussRH account includes (a) removal of access to all offerings within the Service, including but not limited to discussRH email, Message Boards, Message Center, Newsletters, and Alerts, (b) deletion of your password and all related information, files and content associated with or inside your account (or any part thereof), and (c) barring further use of the Service. Further, you agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in discussRH ‘s sole discretion and that discussRH shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your account, any associated email address, or access to the Service.
Should You object to any terms and conditions of the Terms or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with the Service in any way, Your only recourse is to immediately: (1) discontinue use of the Service. Upon termination of the Service, Your right to use the Service and Software immediately ceases.
- DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that discussRH shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.
The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because discussRH has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that discussRH is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that discussRH shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, 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 site or resource.
- discussRH's PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
You acknowledge and agree that the Service, and any necessary software used in connection with the Service ("Software"), contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content or information presented to you through the Service is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by discussRH or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part.
discussRH grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by discussRH for use in accessing the Service.
- DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
i. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" & "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. discussRH 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.
ii. discussRH MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
iii. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE 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.
iv. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM discussRH OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE CTS.
v. A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF USERS MAY EXPERIENCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN LIGHT PATTERNS OR BACKGROUNDS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN OR WHILE USING THE SERVICE. CERTAIN CONDITIONS MAY INDUCE PREVIOUSLY UNDETECTED EPILEPTIC SYMPTOMS EVEN IN USERS WHO HAVE NO HISTORY OF PRIOR SEIZURES OR EPILEPSY. IF YOU, OR ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY, HAVE AN EPILEPTIC CONDITION, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO USING THE SERVICE. IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICE AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS WHILE USING THE SERVICE -- DIZZINESS, ALTERED VISION, EYE OR MUSCLE TWITCHES, LOSS OF AWARENESS, DISORIENTATION, ANY INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENT, OR CONVULSIONS.
Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT discussRH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF discussRH HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) 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 SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail. However, discussRH reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to You. The Service may also provide notices of changes to the Terms or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Service.
- NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to this Agreement.
- TRADEMARK INFORMATION
discussRH, the discussRH logo, and discussRH.com trademarks and service marks and other discussRH logos and product and service names are trademarks of discussRH LLC. (the " discussRH Marks"). Without discussRH‘s prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, the discussRH Marks.
discussRH respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please send discussRH the following information:
a. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
b. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
c. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site;
d. your address, telephone number, and email address;
e. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
f. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.
- GENERAL INFORMATION
Entire Agreement. The Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and discussRH and govern your use of the Service, superceding any prior agreements between you and discussRH. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other discussRH services, affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.
- CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM
The Terms and the relationship between you and discussRH shall be governed by the laws of the State of Louisianna without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and discussRH agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the city of Shreveport, Louisana.
- WAIVER AND SEVERABILITY OF TERMS
The failure of discussRH to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.
- NO RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP AND NON-TRANSFERABILITY
You agree that your discussRH account is non-transferable and any rights to your discussRH I.D. or contents within your account terminate upon your death. Upon receipt of a copy of a death certificate, your account may be terminated and all contents therein permanently deleted.
- STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
- SPONSORSHIP AND PAYMENT
discussRH is made available by the generous sponsorship of our Community members. We ask for a yearly subscription fee from our Community members, though this is not required to access the website. As such, all payments are final and non-refundable. Questions regarding payments can be made by mailing us via the Contact Us portion of the website. Alternatively, you can contact Customer Service. The number is available on the sponsorship fax form, or by emailing us via the Contact Us portion of the website.
The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Please report any violations of the Terms or Code of Conduct to discussRH Customer Support through our Contact Us section,
or via postal Mail at:
discussRH Customer Service
PO Box 4486
Shreveport, LA 71104