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SEWINGWEB.COM TERMS OF SERVICE


Basic rules of the road and the fine print for the use of the site, the content, and the community features of SewingWeb.com. If you have any additions, changes, corrections, or suggestions, please feel free to let us know.

SewingWeb.com is primarily accessible to anyone in the world with Internet access. Use and access are is subject to the following. By utilizing SewingWeb.com's discussion forums, live chat, and other interactive and content related information associated with SewingWeb.com, you hereby accept and agree without limitation to adhere to the following Terms of Use and Privacy Policy:

GENERAL

These following terms and privacy policy govern your use of SewingWeb.com and all tools, boards, newsletters, chat and other interactive applications associated with the site. Additional terms and conditions of use applicable to specific areas of the site may also be posted in such areas and, together with these terms, will govern your use of those areas. These terms in conjunction with any additional terms found on the SewingWeb.com site shall be known collectively as "terms".

MODIFICATION OF TERMS

This Terms of Use and Privacy Policy document is subject to change at any time and it is the responsibility of the user to stay current and abide by it. It is suggested that you read the Terms of Use/privacy policy from time to time to familiarize yourself with updated items. SewingWeb.com will make changes at their discretion and is not responsible for notifying member of updates. If at any time these Terms are no longer acceptable to you, you should immediately cease all use of the SewingWeb.com site.

REGISTRATION

Registration is required for use of the message boards and newsletter. At this time, there is no registration required for online live chat, but this is subject to change. You agree to provide true and accurate data about yourself during the registration process. If you provide untrue, inaccurate data, SewingWeb.com reserves the right to suspend your account without question.

Children under 13 years of age cannot register for any portion of the SewingWeb.com site.

PRIVACY POLICY

Registration data and other information about you and your usage of SewingWeb.com is subject to our privacy policy. Email addresses provided by you may be used by us to send you information on an intermittent basis. You may opt out of any further email by simply replying and requesting to be removed from our mailing list. Our mailing list will not be shared with any party outside the SewingWeb.com organization for any reason. Our newsletter is an opt-in/opt-out feature, so you will not receive it unless you specifically request it, and you may unsubscribe at any time. SewingWeb.com will not knowingly solicit data from children, and will never knowingly market to children. (See Registration above.)

MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY

You will choose a password upon registration for the online community services and newsletter at SewingWeb.com. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account information, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your user name and password. SewingWeb.com does not have access to any password. You agree to immediately notify SewingWeb.com of any unauthorized use of your password or user name, or any other breach of security. SewingWeb.com cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these guidelines.

USE OF CONTENT

You acknowledge that SewingWeb.com may contain content or editorial information, software, photographs, audio and video clips, graphics, links and other material (collectively, the "Content") that are the property of SewingWeb.com or third parties who have authorized the appearance of their content on this site. All Content is protected by U.S. and international copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws. All rights in Content are reserved. You agree to comply with any additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content available on or accessed through the site. Users of SewingWeb.com may use the Content only for their personal, non-commercial use.

You may download or copy the Content, as authorized on this site and only for your own personal use, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such Content. You shall not store electronically any significant portion of any Content without express permission from the author/owner of the materials. Except as expressly permitted by the copyright laws, no copying, storage, redistribution or publication of any Content is permitted without the express written consent of SewingWeb.com or the owners of such Content or their authorized representatives, if other than SewingWeb.com.

You may not modify, publish, transmit, transfer or sell, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part, except as expressly permitted in these Terms without the consent of SewingWeb.com or owner of the content if it does not belong to SewingWeb.com. Content consisting of downloadable software may not be reverse engineered unless specifically authorized by the owner of the software's patent and/or copyright.

MANAGING CONTENT

You may post on SewingWeb.com any Content owned by you, Content for which you have received express permission from the owner, Content in the public domain, and Content for which you give express ownership recognition and citation (links, email address, et al). You assume all risk (legal and otherwise) and responsibility for determining whether any Content is in the public domain. You grant to SewingWeb.com and SewingPatterns.com an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully-paid, worldwide license to use, edit, copy, publish, distribute, translate and otherwise use in any medium any Content that you place on the site without compensation to you. You represent and warrant that you are authorized to grant all rights set forth in the preceding sentence.

SewingWeb.com and SewingPatterns.com are not responsible for and you recognize that you may be held legally accountable if any Content you post is material protected by copyright, trademark, patent or trade secret law without the permission of the author or owner, or defamatory comments.

SewingWeb.com and SewingPatterns.com are inot responsible for any loss of data resulting from network or system outages, file corruption or any other reasons.

SewingWeb.com and SewingPatterns.com do not and cannot review all Content posted by users on the site and is not responsible for Content. SewingWeb.com reserves the right to delete, move, or edit any Content that violates these Terms or is otherwise deemed unacceptable by SewingWeb.com or SewingPatterns.com.

RULES OF CONDUCT FOR POSTING CONTENT

You shall not post content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, abusive, harassing, hateful, racially or culturally degrading, or threatening; that contains viruses or other contaminating and/or destructive features; that violates the rights of others, civil and otherwise; that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or violates any right of privacy or publicity, including intellectual property rights; or that otherwise violates any applicable law. You may not post any links to external Internet sites that are obscene or pornographic. You shall not use the site for commercial purposes, to distribute any advertising or solicitation of funds or goods and services, or to solicit users to join competitive online services.

Phone numbers and personal addresses should not be posted on the site at any time and will be removed without question. If personal information is to be shared, it should be done privately through email. Note - If you voluntarily disclose personal information on the site at any time under any circumstances, you need to be aware that the information provided can and may be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited materials from those other parties.

Businesses that wish to sponsor or advertise will be given the opportunity to provide their contact information in their content. Links off the site may or may not be live and SewingWeb.com nor SewingPatterns.com will not be responsible for the reliability of a site linked. SewingWeb.com will make every effort to assure the living nature of an off site link, but provides no guarantees to this end. If there is a problem with a site to which SewingWeb.com is linked, the best course of action is to contact the appropriate person associated with that site. All advertising questions should be directed to the parent company, SewingPatterns.com.

ENDORSEMENT

SewingWeb.com does not readily endorse the accuracy or reliability of any Content posted on the site. Content on the site does not necessarily represent the views of SewingWeb.com or SewingPatterns.com nor should it be construed as the expressed view of SewingWeb.com or SewingPatterns.com.

DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or by way of SewingWeb.com, 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. SewingWeb.com or SewingPatterns.com shall not be held responsible in any manner for transactions between members of the site and advertisers. Notifying SewingWeb.com of misrepresented advertisers and sponsors is the at the discretion of site members. Complaints regarding advertisers may be directed to lois@sewingweb.com for review.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The site and the content are distributed on an "as is, as available" basis. Neither SewingWeb.com or SewingPatterns.com nor any provider of third party content, nor any of their respective agents (i) warrants that the service will be uninterrupted or error free; (ii) makes any warranty as to the results to be obtained from use of the site, (iii) makes any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the service, any content or any products or services sold through the service or (iv) warrants that any files available for downloading through the site will be free of viruses or similar contamination or destructive features. You expressly agree that the entire risk as to the quality and performance of the site and the accuracy or completeness of the Content is assumed solely by you.

Neither SewingWeb.com or SewingPatterns.com nor any third party content provider, nor any of their respective agents shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use the site, even if such party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusion of implied warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. In such jurisdictions, the liability of SewingWeb.com or SewingPatterns.com, third party content providers, or their respective agents shall be limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.

MISCELLANEOUS

These Terms shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California and the parties irrevocably consent to bring any action to enforce these Terms in the federal or state courts of California, USA. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and SewingWeb.com and the parent company (SewingPatterns.com) with respect to the subject matter hereof. The rights and obligations provided herein may not be assigned or delegated. If any inconsistency exists between the terms of these Terms and any additional terms and conditions posted on the site, such terms shall be interpreted as to eliminate any inconsistency, if possible, and otherwise, the additional terms and conditions shall control.

Questions about these Terms of Use should be directed to Lois Fitzpatrick.
Updated 10/14/03






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