Terms of Service

The gist

We run a service called BuddingBloggers and would love for you to use it. Our service is free and is designed to give you as much control and ownership over what goes on your blog as possible and encourage you to express yourself freely. However, be responsible in what you blog. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items listed below appear on your blog or get linked to from your blog (things like spam, viruses, or hate content).

Terms of Service

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the BuddingBloggers.com website and all content, services and products available at or through the website. The Website is owned and operated by nthSide. The Website is offered subject to your acceptance of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, nthSide’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by nthSide (collectively, the “Agreement”).
Please read this Agreement carefully before applying for your free hosting and domain. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. You may not apply for the domain and free hosting, if you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement.

  1. You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and blog, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the blog. You must not describe or assign keywords to your blog in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and nthSide may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause nthSide liability. You must immediately notify nthSide of any unauthorized uses of your blog, your account or any other breaches of security. nthSide 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.
  2. Responsibility of Contributors. If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, 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 libelous or defamatory (more info on what that means), does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
    • Your blog is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
    • Your blog is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your blog’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 nthSide or otherwise.
  3. Responsibility of Website Visitors. nthSide 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, nthSide 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. nthSide 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.
  4. 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 BuddingBloggers.com links, and that link to BuddingBloggers.com. nthSide does not have any control over the pages and websites that are not hosted on our server, and is not our responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a website or webpage that, nthSide 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. nthSide disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of the websites that we link to.
  5. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As nthSide 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 the blogs provided through BuddingBloggers.Com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify us in accordance with nthSide’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”) Policy. We 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 nthSide or others, nthSide may, in its discretion, terminate or deny access to and use of the Website. In the case of such termination, nthSide will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to nthSide.
  6. Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from nthSide to you any nthSide or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with nthSide. nthSide, BuddingBloggers, BuddingBloggers.com, the BuddingBloggers.com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with BuddingBloggers.com, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of nthSide or nthSide’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 nthSide or third-party trademarks.
  7. Changes. nthSide reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. nthSide may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
  8. Termination. nthSide 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, you may simply discontinue using the Website. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you have a VIP Services account, such account can only be terminated by nthSide if you materially breach this Agreement and fail to cure such breach within thirty (30) days from nthSide’s notice to you thereof; provided that, nthSide 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.
  9. Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided “as is”. nthSide and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither nthSide nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. If you’re actually reading this, here’s a treat. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.
  10. Limitation of Liability. In no event will nthSide, or 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 interuption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to nthSide under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. nthSide 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.
  11. General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the nthSide Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.
  12. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless nthSide, 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.
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