Trans-Genre – Terms of Service/Privacy Policy

Acceptance of terms
Description of service
Account structure
Artists Registration
Privacy Policy
 

Last revision: Oct 21, 2012 We are currently in the process of revising our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. We believe that making this information as transparent and accessible to our community as possible best serves us all. Please check back soon, and feel free to contact us if you have any comments or questions.

 

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
Trans-Genre provides the following service to you, subject to these Terms of Service (“TOS”), which may be updated periodically. You can review the current version of the TOS here at any time. Failure to comply with these TOS may result in account revocation.

 

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
to Artists, Musicians, Writers, and Performers (Artists) and Visitors (Audience)
Trans-Genre is an activist run project that allows it’s Artists to create and edit individual Artist profiles, allows its Audience to view them, and provides various other forms of promotional opportunities to registered Artists (herein referred to as “Trans-Genre”, or the “Service”). Artists register for a profile to showcase their bio, pics, video/audio, news posts, events, and links to their other sites and projects (the “Content”). This content may reside on Trans-Genre’s servers or on the servers of a third party.

 

ACCOUNT STRUCTURE

Artists Accounts: Trans-Genre accounts are available for free to all approved Trans-identified Artists registrants. Artists accounts allow users to create and edit their own profiles, via the registration process, which can include pics, a bio, audio/video clips, news posts, events, and links to their other sites and projects. Artists Accounts also include access to future Trans-Genre promotional opportunities.

YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS
Account registration and verification is required in order to create a Trans-Genre account. During registration, all users are required to provide accurate, complete and current information about themselves in all required fields. Should any of your own information change after submitting it to Trans-Genre, you are required to update that information as soon as possible. Should Trans-Genre suspect that your personal information is not complete, current, or accurate, your account may be subject to suspension or termination. Should you feel that Trans-Genre’s privacy policy is not sufficient for you to complete the registration form truthfully, please email your policy concerns to Trans-Genre@live.com . Users under 18 years of age are required to have a parent or guardian review and complete the registration process.

Trans-Genre.net PRIVACY POLICY

Trans-Genre Respects the Privacy of all Artists and agrees not to publish or display any users address, email, or name as it does not apply to their work, without prior written or verbal consent.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold Trans-Genre, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any alleged claim or demand, including reasonable attorney fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your Content, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another, whether you are a registered user or not. The user is solely responsible for his or her actions when using the Service, including, but not limited to, costs incurred for Internet access.

GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE
You acknowledge that Trans-Genre may be required to send you emails regarding your use of the Service; You acknowledge that Trans-Genre may establish limits concerning use of the Service and may modify these limits at any time.

MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
Trans-Genre reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice at any time. You agree that Trans-Genre shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Service.

NO RESALE OF SERVICE
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service. (This means Do not Steal other people’s work and Trans-Genre has a NO TOLERANCE policy for this action)

TERMINATION
You agree that Trans-Genre, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, profile, or account, and remove and discard any content within the Service, for any reason, including and without limitation, the lack of use, or if Trans-Genre believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. Any contracts, verbal or written or assumed, in conjunction with your deleted journal and all its parts, at Trans-Genre’s discretion, will be terminated as well. Trans-Genre may also, in its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Trans-Genre may immediately deactivate or delete your Trans-Genre account and all related information and files. Trans-Genre reserves the right to bar any further access to such files or the Service. You agree that Trans-Genre shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.

ADVERTISEMENTS AND PROMOTIONS
You understand and agree that some or all of the Service may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for Trans-Genre to provide the Service. You also understand and agree that you will not obscure any advertisements from general view via HTML/CSS or any other means. By using the Service, you agree that Trans-Genre has the right to run such advertisements with or without prior notice, and without recompense to you or any other user. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by Trans-Genre on your Content and throughout the Service are subject to change at Trans-Genre’s discretion. 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 Trans-Genre 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.

LINKS
The Service, Artists, or relevant third parties, may provide links to other web sites or resources. Because Trans-Genre has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Trans-Genre 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 Trans-Genre 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.

Artists PROFILE CONTENT
Artists agree to the following guidelines for posting/editing Content to your profile:

All Content posted/submitted to Trans-Genre in any way, is the responsibility and property of the author. Trans-Genre is committed to maintaining the Service in a manner reasonably acceptable to all audiences but is not responsible for the monitoring or filtering of any profile Content. Within the confines of international and local law, Trans-Genre will generally not place a limit on the type or appropriateness of user content within profiles. Those users posting material not suitable for all audiences must agree that they are fully responsible for all the Content they have posted anywhere on the Service. Should any Content that you have authored be reported to Trans-Genre as being offensive or inappropriate, Trans-Genre might call upon you to retract, modify, or protect (by means of private settings) the Content in question within a reasonable amount of time, as determined by the Trans-Genre staff. Should you fail to meet such a request from Trans-Genre staff, Trans-Genre may terminate your account. Trans-Genre, however, is under no obligation to restrict or monitor profile Content in any way;
Trans-Genre claims no ownership or control over any Content posted by its users. The author retains all patent, trademark, and copyright to all Content posted within available fields, and is responsible for protecting those rights, but is not entitled to the help of the Trans-Genre staff in protecting such Content. The user posting any Content represents that they have all rights necessary to post such Content (and for Trans-Genre to serve such Content) without violation of any intellectual property or other rights of third parties, or any laws or regulations;
Trans-Genre reserves the right, without limitation except by law, to serve any user Content on the web, through the downloadable clients and otherwise.

You acknowledge that Trans-Genre does not always pre-screen Content, but that Trans-Genre and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to remove or refuse to remove any Content that is available through the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, Trans-Genre and its designates shall have the right, but not the obligation, to remove any content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable, or that infringes or is alleged to infringe intellectual property rights. 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. Furthermore, Trans-Genre reserves the right to limit access to your profile, if found in violation of the TOS, including without limitation the Member Conduct described below, by removing the profile and related user information from the member directory, search engine, and all other methods used in conjunction with finding Trans-Genre’s users.

Trans-Genre.net PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
You acknowledge and agree that the Service, and any necessary software used in connection with the Service (referred to as “Software”), may contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable laws governing intellectual property, proprietary rights and the like. All Trans-Genre code and specifications, and all other code and specifications for the Software and the operation of the Service, are subject to their express or implied licenses. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by Trans-Genre or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, or create derivative works based on the Content, the Service or the Software, in whole or in part.

Submission of Unsolicited Ideas and Information
Trans-Genre does not desire to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through this Site or by email. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by an authorized Trans-Genre representative, any material, information or idea you transmit to Trans-Genre by any means may be disseminated or used by Trans-Genre or its affiliates without compensation or liability to you for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products. However, this provision does not apply to Content (as defined herein), or to personal information that is subject to our Privacy Policy.

Trademarks
A partial list of U.S. trademarks owned by Trans-Genre follows. Any questions concerning the use of these trademarks or whether a trademark that does not appear on this list is a trademark of Trans-Genre should be referred to Trans-Genre Legal at Trans-Genre@live.com. Failure of a mark to appear on this page does not mean that Trans-Genre does not use the mark nor does it mean that the product is not actively marketed or is not significant within its relevant market. Any trademarks followed by ® are registered trademarks of Trans-Genre in the United States; all others are trademarks or common law marks of Trans-Genre in the United States.

Trans-Genre

Trans-Genre Press
Trans-Genre logo/header
Trans-Genre.net
MEMBER CONDUCT
You understand that all Content, including without limitation, all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, or other materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. Trans-Genre does not control Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the validity of such Content. You also understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. Should Content be found or reported to be in violation with, but not limited to, the following terms, it will be Trans-Genre’s sole discretion as to what action should be taken.

You agree to NOT use the Service to:

  • Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, torturous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive to another’s privacy (up to, but not excluding any address, email, phone number, or any other contact information without the written consent of the owner of such information), hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  • Harm minors in any way;
  • Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Trans-Genre staff member or volunteer, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with Trans-Genre or any other person or entity;
  • Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;
  • Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
  • Upload, post or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other proprietary rights of any party;
  • Upload, post or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
  • Upload, post or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • Interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
  • “Stalk” or otherwise harass another person or company;
  • Collect or store personal data about other users for business purposes;
  • Promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury against any, group or individual, or promote any act of cruelty to animals.
  • Use Trans-Genre as a forwarding service to another website;
  • Allow usage by others in such a way as to violate Trans-Genre’s TOS;
  • Engage in commercial activities within Trans-Genre or on behalf of Trans-Genre without prior approval. This includes, but is not limited to, the following activities:
  • Displaying a banner that is designed to profit you or any other business or organization; and
  • Displaying banners for services that provide cash or cash-equivalent prizes to users in exchange for hyperlinks to their web sites.
  • Employ tactics to prevent the full and complete display of advertisements on Trans-Genre pages. These include, but are not limited to, making profile style changes, customizations, or overrides that effectively block or substantially impair the display of advertisements on a an account’s Content or other pages within the Service.
  • Solicit passwords or personal identifying information for unintended, commercial or unlawful purposes from other users.
  • Exceed the scope of the Service that you have signed up for; for example, accessing and using features that you do not have a right to use, or deleting, adding to, or otherwise changing other people’s entries or other content when you have not been granted the privileges to do so.
  • Make excessive or otherwise harmful automated use of the system.
  • If Trans-Genre determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that any user is in violation of the TOS, Trans-Genre retains the right to terminate such user’s account at any time without prior notice.

VOLUNTEERS AND Trans-Genre.net
Trans-Genre appreciates the significant contributions made by volunteers, who assist Trans-Genre in its efforts to provide high quality, community driven services. To help achieve this goal, Trans-Genre volunteers perform a variety of technical and non-technical tasks, including, but not limited to, programming, the creation of web-based content (HTML, BML, and other formats), graphic design, audio and/or visual content creation, technical writing, managing electronic data libraries and/or databases, technical support, reviewing, categorizing, legal assistance, archiving and/or forwarding electronic data, providing expert advice, administration, management, accounting, research, content creation, promotions, or other assignments, as needed. All volunteers are expected to be of legal age, or volunteering with the consent of a legal parent or guardian.
By accepting these TOS, any Trans-Genre member agrees that the intellectual Content created as a result of volunteer work for Trans-Genre constitutes intellectual property of Trans-Genre and that all rights in said Content shall vest in Trans-Genre at the time that it is created, to the extent permitted by law. If laws prevent such vesting, the volunteer makes assignment of all such rights to Trans-Genre at the time of creation. If laws prevent such assignment, the volunteer grants a perpetual world wide irrevocable license to Trans-Genre to use said Content. If laws prevent such licensing, the volunteer agrees never to sue Trans-Genre for the use of said Content.
The volunteer certifies that any electronic data he/she submits is his/her work and that to the best of the volunteer’s knowledge, the electronic data is not claimed by another. The volunteer agrees to insure that any work provided is correct, error free and does not contain any inflammatory language, indecency or obscenities. Furthermore, if said work is found to be illegally presented, claimed, or forged, Trans-Genre may remove such material and, at Trans-Genre’s discretion, seek action against the individual(s) from which the work originated. No Trans-Genre user is required to become a volunteer to this Service, and users without volunteer status will receive reasonable support and attention as well. Without the expressed written confirmation to the contrary, all Trans-Genre positions are assumed to be taken without pay or future consideration.

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. Trans-Genre 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) Trans-Genre 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.
(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 OR OTHER LIABILITY THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
(d) NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM Trans-Genre.net OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOS.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT Trans-Genre 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 Trans-Genre 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.

U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS
The materials on Trans-Genre are provided with “RESTRICTED RIGHTS.” Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in applicable laws and regulations. Use of the materials by the U.S. Government constitutes acknowledgment of Trans-Genre’s proprietary rights in them.

GENERAL INFORMATION
The TOS constitutes the entire agreement between you and Trans-Genre and governs your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Trans-Genre (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the TOS) and any prior representations by Trans-Genre. The laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A, shall govern the TOS and the relationship between you and Trans-Genre, without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and Trans-Genre agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Madison County, Illinois, U.S.A. The failure of Trans-Genre to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS 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 TOS 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 TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

VIOLATIONS
You can report any violations to Trans-Genre@live.com

REVISIONS
Trans-Genre may at any time revise these Terms of Service by updating this posting. By using this Site, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the then-current Terms of Service to which you are bound.

Last revision: Oct 21, 2012