Zowed (“Zowed” or “we” or “us”) is a wedding website that provides valuable wedding-related information for the modern prospective couple and family. The services offered by us include the Zowed websites located at zowed.com or any sub domain of zowed.com (the “Zowed Website”), and any other feature, content or applications offered from time to time by Zowed in connection with the Zowed Website whether accessed directly or through our application for mobile devices (collectively, the “Zowed Services”).
This Agreement includes your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the Zowed Services, please read it carefully. If you do not agree with the Terms of this Agreement, you should leave the Zowed Website and discontinue use of the Zowed Services immediately. If you wish to become a User, submit content, video or images, communicate with other Users and generally make use of the Zowed Services, you must read this Agreement and indicate your acceptance during the content submission process.
Zowed may modify this Agreement from time to time and each modification will be effective when it is posted on the Zowed Website. You agree to be bound to any changes to this Agreement through your continued use of the Zowed Services. You will not be notified of any modifications to this Agreement so it is important that you review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.
WE URGE YOU TO THINK BEFORE YOU UPLOAD, SUBMIT OR EMBED CONTENT. THIS AGREEMENT PERMITS YOU TO UPLOAD TO , SUBMIT TO OR EMBED ON THE Zowed SERVICES ONLY PHOTOS OR OTHER CONTENT THAT YOU OWN THE COPYRIGHT TO OR OTHERWISE HAVE THE RIGHT TO PUBLISH. BY UPLOADING, SUBMITTING OR EMBEDDING PHOTOS OR OTHER CONTENT THAT YOU DO NOT OWN THE COPYRIGHT TO OR DO NOT OTHERWISE HAVE THE RIGHT TO PUBLISH, YOU MAY SUBJECT YOURSELF TO LEGAL LIABILITY (SEE E.G., SECTIONS 4, 5 AND 6 BELOW). IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE ADEQUATE RIGHTS TO PUBLISH TO THE Zowed SERVICES ALL PHOTOS AND OTHER CONTENT YOU POST.
- Eligibility – Use of the Zowed Services is void where prohibited. By registering, you (i) represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into and to fully abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and (ii) agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Zowed Services
- Term – This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Zowed Services or are a User/ Vendor on the website. Zowed may terminate your use of the Zowed Website or the Zowed Services, in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason whatsoever, at any time, without warning or notice to you.
- User Content –
- Zowed does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, or any other materials (collectively, “User Content”) that you upload to, submit to, or embed on the Zowed Services. You represent and warrant that you own the User Content posted by you on or through the Zowed Services or that you otherwise have sufficient right, title and interest in and to such User Content to grant Zowed the licenses and rights set forth below without violating, infringing or misappropriating the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any User Content posted by you to or through the Zowed Services.
- After posting, uploading or embedding User Content to the Zowed Services, you continue to retain such rights in such User Content as you held prior to posting such User Content on the Zowed Services and you continue to have the right to use your User Content in any way you choose. However, by displaying or publishing (“posting”) any User Content on or through the Zowed Services, you hereby grant to Zowed a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use, display, reproduce, adapt, modify (e.g., re-format), re-arrange, and distribute your User Content through any media now known or developed in the future. Photographs used on the Zowed Services or in any Zowed publication will include attribution to the photographer and/or copyright holder.
- Without this license, Zowed would be unable to provide the Zowed Services or its publications. For example, the license you grant to Zowed is non-exclusive (meaning you are free to license your Content to anyone else in addition to Zowed), fully-paid and royalty-free (meaning that Zowed is not required to pay you for the use of the User Content that you post), sub-licensable (so that Zowed is able to use its affiliates and subcontractors such as Internet content delivery networks to provide the Zowed Services), and worldwide (because the Internet and the Zowed Services are global in reach).
- This license will terminate at the time you remove your User Content from the Zowed Services except as to any User Content that Zowed has sublicensed prior to your removal of your User Content from the Zowed Services, which license shall continue in perpetuity. To remove User Content, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org include a brief description of the item(s) to be removed along with a URL of the item(s) current location on the Zowed Website. We will remove the item(s) as quickly as possible.
- The Zowed Services contain Content owned by Zowed (“Zowed Content”). Zowed Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and Zowed owns and retains all rights in the Zowed Content and the Zowed Services. Zowed hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable license to view the Zowed Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with viewing the Zowed Website and using the Zowed Services. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree that you shall not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, license, sublicense, assign, distribute, perform, display, or sell any Zowed Content appearing on or through the Zowed Services.
- The Zowed Services contain Content of other Users and other Zowed licensors (“Third Party Content”) and you are permitted to access the Third Party Content solely for your personal use in connection with viewing the Zowed Website and using the Zowed Services. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you agree that you shall not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, license, sublicense, assign, distribute, perform, display, or sell any Third Party Content appearing on or through the Zowed Services.
- Prohibited Content. Zowed reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to determine whether User Content is appropriate; and to remove any User Content, without notice or liability to you, which it determines to be inappropriate. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the following is a partial list of the types of User Content that Zowed deems to be inappropriate:
- Content that criticizes a business or individual beyond that of merely offering an opinion;
- Content that harasses or advocates harassment of another person;
- Content that exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
- Content that contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
- Content that includes racially, ethically, or otherwise objectionable language;
- Content that is libelous, defamatory, or otherwise tortious language;
- Content that solicits personal information from anyone under 18;
- Content that promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
- Content that promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
- Content that involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, “spimming,” or “spamming”;
- Content that contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
- Content that furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
- Content that solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;
- Content that involves commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes; and Zowed’s right to remove inappropriate User Content shall not be its sole right with respect to inappropriate User Content and Zowed expressly reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in Zowed’s sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting you to law enforcement authorities.
- Prohibited Activity. You expressly agree that you are prohibited from engaging in, and will not engage in, the following prohibited activities in connection with your use of the Zowed Services:
- copying, modifying, translating, publishing, broadcasting, transmitting, licensing, sublicensing, assigning, distributing, performing, publicly displaying, or selling any Third Party Content or Zowed Content appearing on or through the Zowed Services;
- criminal or tortuous activity, including child pornography, fraud, trafficking in obscene material, drug dealing, gambling, harassment, stalking, spamming, spimming, sending of viruses or other harmful files, copyright infringement, patent infringement, or theft of trade secrets;
- covering or obscuring the banner advertisements on your personal profile page, or any Zowed page via HTML/CSS or any other means;
- any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to add friends or send comments or messages;
- interfering with, disrupting, or creating an undue burden on the Zowed Services or the networks or services connected to the Zowed Services;
- attempting to impersonate another User, person, or representative of Zowed;
- using the account, username, or password of another User at any time or disclosing your password to any third party or permitting any third party to access your account;
- selling or otherwise transferring your profile, without our permission;
- using any information obtained from the Zowed Services in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person;
- displaying an advertisement on your profile, or accepting payment or anything of value from a third person in exchange for your performing any commercial activity on or through the Zowed Services on behalf of that person, such as placing commercial content on your profile, posting blogs or bulletins with a commercial purpose, or sending private messages with a commercial purpose; or
- using the Zowed Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.
- Copyright Policy. You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to Zowed or others (including without limitation Third Party Content or Zowed Content) without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information. If we become aware that one of our users is a repeat copyright infringer, it is our policy to take reasonable steps within our power to terminate that user. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Zowed Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with relevant proof and we’ll be happy to take corrective action accordingly
- User Disputes –You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Zowed Users. Zowed reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users and to immediately terminate the privileges of any User for any reason or for no reason.
- Promotions and Giveaways – From time to time, Zowed will offer sweepstakes, promotions or giveaways on behalf of third parties. Each promotion or giveaway will have its own rules that will disclose what information is gathered, how that information is used, and who that information shared with. Zowed encourages you to review such information prior to engaging with each sweepstakes, promotion or giveaway.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Zowed is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Zowed Website or in connection with the Zowed Services. User Content created and posted on the Zowed Website may contain links to other websites. Zowed is not responsible for the accuracy or opinions contained in User Content or on third party websites linked from User Content. Such websites are in no way investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by Zowed. Inclusion of any linked website on the Zowed Services does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by Zowed. When you access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. Zowed takes no responsibility for third party advertisements which are posted on this Zowed Website or through the Zowed Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by its advertisers. Zowed is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the Zowed Services. Zowed assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User communication or any Content. Zowed is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the Zowed Services or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Users or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the Zowed Services. Under no circumstances shall Zowed be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Zowed Services, attendance at a Zowed event, from any Content posted on or through the Zowed Services, or from the conduct of any Users of the Zowed Services, whether online or offline. Zowed cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Zowed Services.
- Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL ZOWED OR ANY PARENT, SUBSIDIARY, AFFILIATE, DIRECTOR, OFFICER, EMPLOYEE, LICENSOR, DISTRIBUTOR, SUPPLIER, AGENT, RESELLER, OWNER, OR OPERATOR OF ZOWED BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF ZOWED HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, ZOWED’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, PAID BY YOU TO ZOWED FOR THE ZOWED SERVICES DURING THE TERM OF YOUR USE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ZOWED SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER CONTENT OR FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU
- 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.
- Disputes; Choice of Law; Venue – If there is any dispute about or involving the Zowed Services, you agree that the dispute shall be governed by the laws of Kolkata, India. The prevailing party in any action brought in connection with this Agreement shall be entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by the prevailing party in connection with such action.
- Waiver and Severability of Terms. The failure of Zowed to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement 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 this Agreement remain in full force and effect.
- 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 this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.