Terms of use

Date of Last Revision: 15 Feb 2011 - v1.0

Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

This Statement of Rights and Responsibilities ("Statement") governs our relationship with users. By using or accessing MyAlliances, you agree to this Statement.

1.  Privacy

Your privacy is very important to us. We designed our Privacy Policy to make important disclosures about how you can use MyAlliances to share with others and how we collect and can use your content and information.  We encourage you to read the Privacy Policy, and to use it to help make informed decisions.

2. Sharing Your Content and Information

You own all of the content and information you post on MyAlliances, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy settings. In addition:

a.      For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos ("IP content"), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with MyAlliances ("IP License"). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.

b.      When deleting IP content, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).

c.      When you publish content or information using the "Public" setting, it means that you are allowing everyone, including people outside MyAlliances, to access and use that information.

d.     We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions about MyAlliances, but you understand that we may use them without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them).

3.  Safety

We do our best to keep MyAlliances safe, but we cannot guarantee it. We need your help to do that, which includes the following commitments:

a.      You will not send or otherwise post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam) on MyAlliances.

b.     You will not collect users' content or information, or otherwise access MyAlliances, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our permission.

c.      You will not upload viruses or other malicious code.

d.     You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.

e.      You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user.

f.      You will not post content that: is hateful, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.

g.     You will not offer any contest, giveaway, or sweepstakes ("promotion") on MyAlliances without our prior written consent.

h.     You will not use MyAlliances to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.

i.       You will not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working of MyAlliances, such as a denial of service attack.

j.       You will not facilitate or encourage any violations of this Statement.

4.  Registration and Account Security

MyAlliances users provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:

a.      You will not provide any false personal information on MyAlliances, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.

b.     You will not create more than one personal profile.

c.      If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission.

d.     You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.

e.      You will not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.

f.      You will not transfer your account to anyone without first getting our written permission.

g.     If you select a username for your account we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it if we believe appropriate (such as when a trademark owner complains about a username that does not closely relate to a user's actual name).

5.  Protecting Other People's Rights

We respect other people's rights, and expect you to do the same.

a.      You will not post content or take any action on MyAlliances that infringes or violates someone else's rights or otherwise violates the law.

b.     We can remove any content or information you post on MyAlliances if we believe that it violates this Statement.

c.      You can contact us to report any breach of your intellectual property rights.

d.     If we remove your content for infringing someone else's copyright, and you believe we removed it by mistake, we will provide you with an opportunity to appeal.

e.      If you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights, we will disable your account when appropriate.

f.      You will not use our copyrights or trademarks or any confusingly similar marks, without our written permission.

6. Amendments

We can change this Statement if we provide you notice (by posting the change on MyAlliances website)

7. Termination

If you violate the letter or spirit of this Statement, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for us, we can stop providing all or part of MyAlliances to you. We will notify you by email or at the next time you attempt to access your account. You may also delete your account at any time.

8.  Disputes

a.      You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute ("claim") you have with us arising out of or relating to this Statement or MyAlliances exclusively in a Court of Justice located in the United-Kingdom. The laws of the England and Wales will govern this Statement, as well as any claim that might arise between you and us, without regard to conflict of law provisions.

b.     If anyone brings a claim against us related to your actions, content or information on MyAlliances, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim.

c.      WE TRY TO KEEP MYALLIANCES UP, BUG-FREE, AND SAFE, BUT YOU USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE PROVIDING MYALLIANCES "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT MYALLIANCES WILL BE SAFE OR SECURE. MYALLIANCES IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA OF THIRD PARTIES, AND YOU RELEASE US, OUR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS FROM ANY CLAIMS AND DAMAGES, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY CLAIM YOU HAVE AGAINST ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS STATEMENT OR MYALLIANCES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THIS STATEMENT OR MYALLIANCES WILL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED POUNDS (£100) OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID US IN THE PAST TWELVE MONTHS. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, MYALLIANCES'S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

9.  Definitions

a.      By "MyAlliances" we mean the features and services we make available, including through our website at www.MyAlliances.com and any other MyAlliances branded or co-branded websites.

b.     By "information" we mean facts and other information about you, including actions you take.

c.      By "content" we mean anything you post on MyAlliances that would not be included in the definition of "information."

d.     By "data" we mean content and information that third parties can retrieve from MyAlliances or provide to MyAlliances through Platform.

e.      By "post" we mean post on MyAlliances or otherwise make available to us (such as by using an application).

f.      By "use" we mean use, copy, publicly perform or display, distribute, modify, translate, and create derivative works of.

g.     By "active registered user" we mean a user who has logged into MyAlliances at least once in the previous 30 days.

10.  Other

a.      This Statement makes up the entire agreement between the parties regarding MyAlliances, and supersedes any prior agreements.

b.     If any portion of this Statement is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.

c.      If we fail to enforce any of this Statement, it will not be considered a waiver.

d.     Any amendment to or waiver of this Statement must be made in writing and signed by us.

e.      You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Statement to anyone else without our consent.

f.      All of our rights and obligations under this Statement are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.

g.     Nothing in this Statement shall prevent us from complying with the law.

h.     This Statement does not confer any third party beneficiary rights.

i.       You will comply with all applicable laws when using or accessing MyAlliances.