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Verizon Community Terms of Service
Please review the following Verizon Community Terms of Service prior to posting in the Verizon Small Business Forums. Being mindful of the rules will help ensure that everyone here has a rewarding experience and feels encouraged, valued and respected.
Verizon Community Terms of Service
"Posting" means, but is not limited to, any text, links, images, communications, opinions, software, data, and any other content any person provides on Verizon Community, including, but not limited to message boards, chats, blogs, or otherwise. Your use of Verizon Community, or any materials or services accessible through it, after a Posting or notification regarding modifications to the Terms constitutes your acceptance of those modifications. Your violation of any of the Terms may result in the suspension or termination of your access or use of Verizon Community.
Participating in the Verizon Community
The Verizon Community is intended to provide consumers with the opportunity to exchange useful and helpful information. All participants must be above the age of thirteen. We may edit or remove any posting we consider, in our sole discretion, to violate the Terms or be inappropriate for the Verizon Community for any reason.
Users of the Verizon Community are responsible for exercising careful and appropriate judgment in evaluating and taking action based on other participants' postings on Verizon Community, since such postings may reflect significantly different levels of knowledge and experience by participants. Users of the Verizon Community agree that Verizon is not responsible for the accuracy of the content of the Verizon Community and will not be liable for any damages incurred as a result of their use of any such content. Participants may post hypertext links to content hosted and maintained by third parties. Verizon has no obligation to monitor these linked sites, and is not responsible for them. Accessing any such linked sites is done entirely at the user's own risk.
Posting to the Verizon Community
Users of the Verizon Community agree not to upload, post, or otherwise transmit any content (including but not limited to text, links, communications, software, images, sounds, data, or other information) that includes any of the following inappropriate content:
Any personal information belonging either to the poster or another person, such as full name, address, phone number, personal email address, and trouble ticket repair numbers;
• Spam, such as advertisements for other web sites and services, or other commercial solicitation; chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
• Flood, such as excessive posting or padding posts;
• Profanity; material that is libelous, fraudulent, unlawful, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, profane, abusive, offensive, threatening, hateful, or otherwise objectionable;
• Discussion of illegal activities or providing links to other websites containing such information;
• Discussions that veer off topic, are unrelated to resolving the issue at hand, or abuse any company or product.
• Discussions of moderator actions on the boards. If you need to comment on a moderator action, please private message any administrator/moderator;
• Material, the posting of which violates any party's copyright or other intellectual property rights;
• Posting, publishing, uploading, reproducing, transmitting or distributing in any way any content belonging to Verizon, or derivative works with respect thereto;
• Posting or transmitting any information or software containing a virus, worm, Trojan horse, or other damaging or destructive component;
• Posting a link directing users to any information or content that, if posted on the Verizon Community, would constitute a violation of the Terms or of any State or Federal law;
• "Bombing" the Verizon Community or individual threads with repetitive or meaningless postings, postings unrelated to the purpose of the Verizon Community, excessive cross-posting;
• Attacks, including "Flaming" another user or entity in such a way as to incite or perpetuate an argument or conflict; creating usernames to attack other users' identities; impersonating other individuals or falsely representing one's identity or qualifications; posts made under secondary user names or other aliases for the purpose of either endorsing or denigrating others; posts that breach any participant's privacy by including name, address, phone, email address, or any other identifying information.
Please Note: Verizon and Verizon Wireless reserve the right to remove any posts either deems inappropriate.
Idea Exchange License
You grant to Verizon and its designees a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive fully-paid up and royalty free license to use any ideas, expression of ideas or other materials you submit (collectively, "Materials") to the Verizon Community without restrictions of any kind and without any payment or other consideration of any kind, or permission or notification, to you or any third party. The license shall include, without limitation, the irrevocable right to reproduce, prepare derivative works, combine with other works, alter, translate, distribute copies, display, perform, license the Materials, and all rights therein, in the name of Verizon, or its designees throughout the universe in perpetuity in any and all media now or hereafter known.
The license shall also permit Verizon and its designees to use portions of the Materials you submit, rerecord or modify any audio tracks or visual images you provide, rewrite any Materials you submit, and/or incorporate other materials, either created by Verizon and its designees or licensed from third parties, with the Materials you submit. Any such works shall be deemed Materials owned by Verizon and shall not be subject to your approval or payment by Verizon of any compensation to you.
You agree that the Materials you submit: (i) are original with you and accurate, and (ii) do not violate and will not violate the rights of any third party or any local, state, national or foreign law, including any right of publicity, right of privacy or any other proprietary right.
You acknowledge and agree that the relationship between you and Verizon is not a confidential, fiduciary, or other special relationship. We shall have the right, but not the obligation, to use your name, likeness, biography and other information about you in connection with any use of the Materials you submit.
By making a submission, you acknowledge and agree that Verizon and its designees may create on their own or obtain many submissions that may be similar or identical to the Materials you submit through Verizon Community or other channels and means. You hereby waive any and all claims you may have had, may have, and/or may have in the future, that the Materials accepted, reviewed and/or used by Verizon and its designees may be similar to your Materials.
While registration is not required to read postings on the Verizon Community, users must register an account with Verizon in order to post to the Verizon Community. Verizon may refuse to grant you, and you may not use, a user name that is already being used by someone else, belongs to or impersonates another person, violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person (including but not limited to trademark rights), is offensive, or that Verizon rejects for any other reason in its sole discretion. Participants agree that all information provided in a profile is accurate, up to date, and complete, and that it will be kept updated. Verizon may terminate your account if any of the information provided is found to be inaccurate, out of date, or incomplete.
Verizon reserves the right to manage the postings on the Verizon Community to provide an orderly presentation of this information. To effectively manage the Verizon Community, Verizon may designate employees or others to act as moderators and administrators for the Verizon Community ("Moderators"). These Moderators are the only representatives of Verizon authorized to manage the Verizon Community. Any Verizon employees who are not designated as Moderators or Employees are not authorized to represent themselves on the Verizon Community as Verizon employees. Authorized Verizon Employees are distinguished by the Rank of "Employee" and/or an official Verizon logo as an Avatar. Verizon is not responsible for content provided by any Verizon employee who is not designated as a Moderator or an Employee.
Users are asked to help Verizon keep the Verizon Community a valuable and enjoyable information resource for all participants by notifying us of any offending messages or other violations of these Terms. To advise us of such a posting, click the confidential "Report Abuse to a Moderator" link on the applicable post. Repeat offenders will be contacted by email and eventually banned from the Verizon Community. If violations are egregious in nature, we will contact the appropriate authorities.
Modification and discontinuance of the Verizon Community
Verizon reserves the right at any time to delete, modify, suspend, or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Verizon Community (or any part of the Verizon Community, including any postings) with or without notice. Users agree that Verizon will not be liable to users or third parties for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Verizon Community.
A user's privilege to utilize or access the Verizon Community may be terminated by Verizon immediately and without notice if the user fails to comply with any term or condition of the Terms. Upon such termination, the user must immediately cease accessing or utilizing the Verizon Community and agree not to re-register or otherwise make use of the Verizon Community. Furthermore, the user acknowledges that Verizon reserves the right to take action -- technical, legal, or otherwise -- to block, nullify, or deny the user's ability to access the Verizon Community. The user understands that Verizon may exercise this right in its sole discretion.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
MOST OF THE CONTENT POSTED TO THE VERIZON COMMUNITY IS PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES NOT AFFILIATED WITH VERIZON. THIRD-PARTY CONTENT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PERSON ORIGINATING THAT CONTENT. THE USER AGREES THAT VERIZON DOES NOT CONTROL, AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR, THIS THIRD-PARTY CONTENT. ADDITIONALLY, THE USER AGREES THAT VERIZON IS NOT LIABLE FOR, AND THE USER SHALL INDEMNIFY AND HOLD VERIZON, AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM, INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, MADE BY ANY THIRD PARTY RELATING TO OR ARISING OUT OF CONTENT SUBMITTED, POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH VERIZON COMMUNITY, USE OF VERIZON COMMUNITY, VIOLATION OF THE TERMS OR VIOLATION OF ANY RIGHTS OF ANOTHER. THE CONTENT ON VERIZON COMMUNITY IS "AS IS" AND CARRIES NO WARRANTIES. VERIZON DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, USEFULNESS, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, OR QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT ON VERIZON COMMUNITY, REGARDLESS OF WHO ORIGINATES THAT CONTENT. VERIZON DOES NOT WARRANT THAT VERIZON COMMUNITY IS SECURE, FREE FROM BUGS, VIRUSES, INTERRUPTION, ERRORS, OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH USING OR RELYING ON THAT CONTENT. VERIZON IS NOT LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY CONTENT POSTED ON OR LINKED FROM VERIZON COMMUNITY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN CONTENT, OR FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, VERIZON AND ITS REPRESENTATIVES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES RELATING TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, TELECOMMUNICATION FAILURES, LOSS, CORRUPTION, SECURITY OR THEFT OF DATA, LOSS OF PROFITS OR INVESTMENT, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY, PRODUCT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF VERIZON OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND EVEN IF A REMEDY IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN VERIZON AND THE USER.
The Verizon Small Business Team
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