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TERMS OF SERVICE OF WhatCities.COM

These Terms of Service constitute a binding agreement between you and WhatCities.com ("WhatCities") with respect to your use of the website www.WhatCities.com (the "Site"). By using the Site you agree to these Terms of Use.

These Terms of Service may be updated by WhatCities from time to time, without notice to you. Your continued use of the Site constitutes your acceptance to the new Terms of Use.


WhatCities'S PRIVACY POLICY

WhatCities respects your privacy and permits you to control the treatment of your personal information. A complete statement of WhatCities's current privacy policy can be found by clicking here. WhatCities's privacy policy is expressly incorporated into these Terms of Service by this reference.


COPYRIGHT INFORMATION

All material on the Site, including the WhatCities logo, design, graphic, other files and the arrangement thereof are Copyright 2007-2008, WhatCities.com, all rights reserved. Without WhatCities's prior written consent, you agree not to display or use in any manner the material on the Site.


TRADEMARKS

The WhatCities logo and the WhatCities, and service marks and other WhatCities products and service names are trademarks of WhatCities.com, (the "WhatCities Marks"). Without WhatCities's prior written consent, you agree not to display or use, in any manner the WhatCities Marks.


NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT

WhatCities has in place certain legally mandated procedures regarding allegations of copyright infringement occurring on the Site. WhatCities has adopted a policy that provides for the immediate suspension and/or termination of any user who is found to have infringed on the rights of WhatCities or of a third party, or otherwise violated any intellectual property laws or regulations. WhatCities's policy is to investigate any allegations of copyright infringement brought to its attention. If you have evidence, know or have a good faith belief that your rights or the rights of a third party have been violated and you want WhatCities to delete, edit or disable the material in question, you must provide WhatCities with all of the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works; (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringed or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit WhatCities to locate the material; (d) information reasonably sufficient to permit WhatCities to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted; (e) a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. For this notification to be effective, you must provide it to WhatCities's designated agent at:

By Mail: Copyright Agent c/o WhatCities.com
1158 26th Street Suite 464
Santa Monica , California 90403


USE OF THE SITE

In using the Site, you agree: not to disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse, the Site, or any services, system resources, accounts, servers or networks connected to or accessible through the Site or affiliated or linked Web sites; Not to disrupt or interfere with any other user's enjoyment of the Site or affiliated or linked Web sites; or Not to attempt to obtain unauthorized access to the Site or portions of the Site that are restricted from general access. In addition, you agree that you will comply with all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations that relate to your use of or activities on the Site.


AFFILIATED SITES

WhatCities works with a number of third parties whose websites may be linked with the Site. Because WhatCities has no control over the content and performance of these third party websites, WhatCities makes no guarantees about the accuracy, integrity, content or quality of the information or services provided by such websites, and WhatCities assumes no responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading or unlawful content that may reside on those websites. Under no circumstances will WhatCities be liable in any way for any information or services provided by any third party websites linked from the Site. You acknowledge that such linked sites may contain adult-oriented or offensive content. WhatCities is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation, endorsement or adoption by WhatCities of the site or any information contained therein. When leaving the Site, you should be aware that WhatCities's Terms of Service no longer govern, and therefore you should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data-gathering practices, of that site.

You may create a hyperlink to the Site provided such link and the content associated with the link do not portray WhatCities or any of its products and services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner. You may not use a WhatCities logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark of WhatCities to link to the Site without the express written permission of WhatCities. This permission may be revoked at any time. You acknowledge that WhatCities does not verify, endorse, or vouch for the companies or entities listed or advertised on the Site. Furthermore, the Site is not responsible for the delivery or quality of any goods or services sold or advertised by third parties through or on the Site.


COMPLIANCE WITH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWS

When accessing the Site, you agree to obey the law and to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Site is at all times governed by and subject to laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any information or content (collectively, "Content") in violation of any third party's copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. You agree to abide by laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property, and you shall be solely responsible for any violations of any relevant laws and for any infringements of third party rights caused by any Content you provide or transmit, or that is provided or transmitted using your User ID. The burden of proving that any Content does not violate any laws or third party rights rests solely with you.


INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT

You shall not make the following types of Content available. You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute any Content that (a) is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; (b) advocates or encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or foreign law or regulation; or (c) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services. WhatCities reserves the right to terminate your receipt, transmission, or other distribution of any such material using the Site, and, if applicable, to delete any such material from its servers. WhatCities intends to cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials or agencies in the investigation of any violation of these Terms of Service or of any applicable laws.


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

WhatCities HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES. WhatCities IS MAKING THE SITE AVAILABLE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. YOU ASSUME THE RISK OF ANY AND ALL DAMAGE OR LOSS FROM USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WhatCities EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. WhatCities DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, DATA OR SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTED BY, DOWNLOADED OR ACCESSED FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE, IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR BUSINESS OR YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH CONTENT, DATA AND/OR SOFTWARE.


LIMITATION ON LIABILITY

WhatCities'S LIABILITY TO YOU IS LIMITED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL WhatCities BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA, REGARDLESS OF THE FORESEEABILITY OF THOSE DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE.

This limitation shall apply regardless of whether the damages arise out of breach of contract, tort, or any other legal theory or form of action.


INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless WhatCities, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives from any and all third party claims, losses, liability, damages, and/or costs (including reasonable attorney fees and costs) arising from your access to or use of the Site, your violation of these Terms of Use, or your infringement, or infringement by any other user of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. WhatCities will notify you promptly of any such claim, loss, liability, or demand, and will provide you with reasonable assistance, at your expense, in defending any such claim, loss, liability, damage, or cost.


GOVERNING LAW

These Terms of Service shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the United States and the State of California, without reference to their rules regarding conflicts of law. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts in Los Angeles County, California, in all disputes arising out of or related to the use of the Site.


SEVERABILITY; WAIVER

If, for whatever reason, a court of competent jurisdiction finds any term or condition in these Terms of Service to be unenforceable, all other terms and conditions will remain unaffected and in full force and effect. No waiver of any breach of any provision of these Terms of Service shall constitute a waiver of any prior, concurrent, or subsequent breach of the same or any other provisions hereof, and no waiver shall be effective unless made in writing and signed by an authorized representative of the waiving party.


ENTIRE AGREEMENT

These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and WhatCities and governs and your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and WhatCities with respect to the Site. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use or purchase certain other WhatCities services, third party content or third party software.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

BY ACCESSING THE SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ THESE TERMS OF SERVICE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM