Terms Of Use

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

Imperfectparent.com (Imperfect Parent) provides its service to you, subject to the following Terms of Use ("TOU"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you.Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, policies and notices (the "Agreement").

The Imperfect Parent Community has its own guidelines in addition to these terms.

2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

Imperfect Parent provides users with access to a diverse collection of articles about parenting issues, along with a number of different forums (the "Service"). You also understand and agree that the Service may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for Imperfect Parent to provide the Service. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, shall be subject to the TOU. You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that Imperfect Parent 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.

3. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE

Imperfect Parent reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Imperfect Parent shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

Imperfect Parent may change, add or remove any part of this Agreement, or any other terms associated with the use of the site, at any time, by posting a notice of such changes to the Terms of Use page of the web site. Any changes shall become part of the Agreement and shall apply as soon as such a notice is posted. By continuing to use the Imperfect Parent after the notice is posted, you are indicating your acceptance of those changes.

4. SPONSORS, THIRD PARTIES AND ADVERTISERS

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, sponsors, third parties or 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 sponsor, third party or advertiser. You agree that Imperfect Parent 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 sponsors, third parties or advertisers on the Service.

5. LINKS

Imperfect Parent may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because Imperfect Parent has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Imperfect Parent 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, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Imperfect Parent 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.

6. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

a. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. IMPERFECT PARENT 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.

b. IMPERFECT PARENT 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, (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED, (vi) OR THAT THIS WEB SITE, ITS CONTENT, AND THE SERVERS ON WHICH THE WEB SITE AND CONTENT ARE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

c. 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.

d. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM IMPERFECT PARENT OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOU.

e. THIS WEB SITE MAY CONTAIN VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF TEXT, IMAGES, AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTIONS, OPINIONS, STATEMENTS, FACTS, ARTICLES, OR OTHER INFORMATION CREATED BY IMPERFECT PARENT OR BY THIRD-PARTIES. DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SOURCES FROM WHICH CONTENT IN THIS SITE IS OBTAINED, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH CONTENT. ACCORDINGLY, SUCH CONTENT, IS FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON BY YOU FOR ANY PURPOSE.

f. INFORMATION CREATED BY THIRD PARTIES THAT YOU MAY ACCESS ON THE SITE OR THROUGH LINKS IS NOT ADOPTED OR ENDORSED BY IMPERFECT PARENT AND REMAINS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF SUCH THIRD PARTIES.

7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT IMPERFECT PARENT 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 IMPERFECT PARENT 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.

8. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 6 AND 7 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

9. TRADEMARK INFORMATION

All materials on this site ("Online Materials"), including, without limitation, names, logos, trademarks, service marks, images, articles, columns, graphics, photographs, illustrations, artwork, audio clips, video clips, software, and other elements making up the Service are protected by copyrights and other intellectual property rights owned and controlled by Imperfect Parent or by other parties that have licensed their material to Imperfect Parent, or have allowed Imperfect Parent to post said material. Except as specifically provided herein, no Online Materials may be copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, or otherwise used for any purpose, without the prior written permission of their respective owners. You may not add, delete, distort, or otherwise modify the content on this site. Any unauthorized attempt to modify any Online Material, to defeat security features, or to utilize this site for other than its intended purposes is prohibited.

The Imperfect Parent and all other ImperfectParent.com logos and product and service names are trademarks of The Imperfect Parent. All other trademarks appearing on the Site are trademarks of their respective owners and our reference to them does not imply or indicate any approval or endorsement by their owners unless such approval or endorsement is expressly made. It is understood that the Imperfect Parent is an entertainment and information site and service and that references to other names and trademarks are necessary in the course of providing articles and commentary about the subjects that this site covers. The Imperfect Parent will enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law.

If you suspect that Imperfect Parent's content or trademarks are being misused please contact prescott@imperfectparent.com as soon as possible.

10. NON-WAIVER

The failure of Imperfect Parent to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOU shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOU 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 TOU remain in full force and effect. 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 TOU must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

11. HEADINGS FOR CONVENIENCE ONLY

The section titles in the TOU are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

12. VIOLATIONS

Please report any violations of the TOU to prescott@imperfectparent.com.

13 . INDEMNIFICATION:

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Imperfect Parent harmless from any claims and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or related to any breach by you of any terms of this Agreement.

14. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, MAILBAG, OR OTHER SUCH COMMENTS OR MATERIALS:

Any comments, materials, or letters sent by you to Imperfect Parent regarding the site, including without limitation, questions, comments, suggestions, criticisms or the like ("Received Materials") shall be deemed to be non-confidential and free of any claims of proprietary or personal rights unless you explicitly state in the correspondence that the letter is "not for publication" and contains "private and proprietary" information that may not be distributed. Imperfect Parent shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such Received Materials and Imperfect Parent will be free to reproduce, use, disclose, exhibit, display, transform, edit, abridge, create derivative works from and/or distribute the Received Materials without limitation or restriction. Furthermore, Imperfect Parent is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to Imperfect Parent for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using such information, without compensation or any other obligations to anyone, including you.

15. PRIVACY

You can read Imperfect Parent's privacy statement here.

16. RESTRICTIONS ON USE:

You may not use Imperfect Parent or its content for any illegal purpose or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions. You agree to use Imperfect Parent solely for your own noncommercial use and benefit and not for resale or other transfer or disposition to any other person or entity.

17. SEVERABILITY:

If any provision of this Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable, the provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of this Agreement will remain in force.

18. ENTIRE AGREEMENT:

This Agreement and any other terms and conditions of service on http://www.imperfectparent.com constitute the entire agreement between you and Imperfect Parent and govern your use of the Service.

19. REFUSAL OR DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE:

Imperfect Parent reserves the right to refuse or discontinue service to any user for non-compliance with these Terms and Conditions.

20. CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM:

This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. Any dispute arising from the terms of this agreement or breach of this agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Illinois and you agree to personal jurisdiction by the state and federal courts sitting in Chicago, Illinois. The parties hereby expressly waive trial by jury in any action, proceeding or counterclaim brought by either of the parties against the other on any matters whatsoever arising out of or in any way connected with these Terms and Conditions and agree to submit to binding arbitration.

 

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