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otherwise make a pain of herself, we are able to do something about it. If you encounter another
member who isn't abiding by these rules, please write to us at
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The BellaOnline network of web sites is provided free of charge to you by
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may be viewed simply by visiting the Site, in order to access the message boards, chat, e-mail
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including access to message boards, the e-mail account, which will be provided to you in
connection with BellaOnline and other features. BY SIGNING ON TO BELLAONLINE AS A GUEST AND/OR COMPLETING
THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND SELECTING THE "LOG IN" OPTION, YOU ARE INDICATING YOUR AGREEMENT
of Service govern your use of BellaOnline and all services provided in connection with BellaOnline,
including but not limited to any e-mail accounts provided to you by or through BellaOnline.com.
BellaOnline.com shall not be liable to you for any breach of these Terms of Service. If you do
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If you do not agree to these changes in the Terms of Service as they may occur, please arrange
to terminate your registration with BellaOnline immediately (i) by notifying BellaOnline.com of your
unwillingness to accept the changes to the Terms of Service; and (ii) by discontinuing your use
of BellaOnline. Your continued use of BellaOnline will signify your acceptance of any change in the terms
and conditions set forth herein.
From time to time BellaOnline.com may supplement these Terms of Service with
additional terms pertaining to specific content or events, ("Additional Terms"), which Additional
Terms may be placed on BellaOnline to be viewed in connection with the specific content or events and
shall be identified as such. You understand and agree that such Additional Terms are hereby
incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service.
When you register for BellaOnline, you will be required to provide BellaOnline.com
with the following information: your name, e-mail address, zip code, gender, age, member name
and password. In addition, you may choose to provide BellaOnline with additional information.
BellaOnline.com may use any information provided by you or collected about
viewed by clicking here. By using or registering for BellaOnline, you
BellaOnline.com reserves the right to offer you third party services and
products based on the preferences that you identify during the registration process and based
on your subsequent preferences; such offers may be provided to you by BellaOnline.com.
BellaOnline.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to
immediately, without notice to suspend or terminate (i) these Terms of Service; (ii)
your registration with or ability to access BellaOnline and/or any other service provided
to you by BellaOnline.com including any e-mail account obtained through BellaOnline.com
upon any breach by you of the Terms of Service or if BellaOnline learns that you have
provided BellaOnline.com with false or misleading registration information.
4. Modifications of these Terms of Service
BellaOnline.com may modify these Terms of Service from time to
time in its sole discretion. Each time you log on to BellaOnline, you will be deemed to
have accepted any such changes.
5. Modifications of the BellaOnline Women's Network
BellaOnline.com may modify or discontinue BellaOnline with or without notice to you
and without liability to you or any third party.
6. Content of Messages
You alone are responsible for the content of your messages, and the consequences
of any such messages. BellaOnline.com reserves the right to terminate your registration if it
becomes aware and determines, in its sole discretion, that you are violating any of the following
Any use by you of any other subscriber's information, personal or otherwise, for
any commercial purpose or to obtain direct financial gain (e.g. mass marketing) is prohibited. Any
such use shall be deemed to be a violation of these Terms of Service. BellaOnline is to be used by you
for your personal use only. Commercial uses of BellaOnline are strictly prohibited unless prior written
consent from BellaOnline.com has been granted. You agree that you will not use BellaOnline for chain
letters, junk mail, 'spamming,' solicitations (commercial or non-commercial) or bulk communications
of any kind including but not limited to distribution lists to any person who has not given specific
permission to be included in such a list.
You further agree not to use BellaOnline to send or post on message boards or any place
on BellaOnline, any message or material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive,
threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially
offensive, inaccurate, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature or that
encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability
or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation,
or encourage the use of controlled substances. BellaOnline.com reserves the right to delete any
such material from BellaOnline. BellaOnline.com will cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials
and/or agencies in the investigation of any person or persons who violate the Terms of Service
contained in this Section 6.
You agree not to impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or
fictitious, including impersonating an employee or consultant of BellaOnline.com. You further
agree not to use an inappropriate member name of any kind.
You agree not to post or use BellaOnline to distribute or send any illegal material of any
kind, including but not limited to, illegal material in the form of text, graphics, video,
programs or audio. Posting content or participating in any form of discussion with the intention
to commit any illegal activity is strictly prohibited.
You acknowledge that (i) BellaOnline.com permits access to content that is
protected by copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual and proprietary rights ("Rights");
(ii) these Rights are valid and protected in all media and technologies existing now or later
developed; and (iii) except as explicitly provided otherwise, the Terms of Service and
applicable copyright, trademark and other laws govern your use of such content. You may
not post to BellaOnline, copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit
or otherwise transfer any material subject to any Rights. The burden of determining that
any information, software, images or any other content on BellaOnline is not protected by Rights
rests with you. You acknowledge that BellaOnline.com may acquire Rights to use any posted
materials as described below, and that you will not acquire any of those Rights by downloading
By submitting content, which shall include your member name, to any
"public area" of BellaOnline, including message boards, forums, contests and chat rooms, you
grant BellaOnline.com and its affiliates a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-
exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify,
adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to
the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or
to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later
developed, for the full term of any Rights that may exist in such content. You also
warrant that the holder of any Rights, including moral rights in such content, has
completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted
to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any subscriber to
access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use. Subject to
the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on BellaOnline retains any and all Rights
that may exist in such content.
ANYTHING CONTAINED HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY NOTWITHSTANDING, BY SUBMITTING
CONTENT TO ANY CONTESTS ON BELLAONLINE, YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY PERMIT BELLAONLINE TO IDENTIFY
YOU AS THE CONTRIBUTOR OF SUCH CONTENT TO THE CONTEST IN ANY PUBLICATION IN ANY FORM, MEDIA
OR TECHNOLOGY NOW KNOWN OR LATER DEVELOPED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTENT, UNLESS YOU
OTHERWISE NOTIFY BELLAONLINE IN WRITING AT THE TIME YOU SUBMIT THE CONTENT THAT YOU
DO NOT WISH TO BE IDENTIFIED.
7. Third Party Services
BellaOnline.com provides members with access to a Message Board service
("UBB"). UBB is provided by a third party (www.infopop.com) and BellaOnline is not
liable for any loss or problems caused by the use of the InfoPop chat or message board product.
You may order services or merchandise through BellaOnline from other persons
not affiliated with BellaOnline.com ("Seller"). All sales of service or merchandise
associated with BellaOnline.com are owned and operated by Sellers. All matters
concerning the merchandise and services desired from Seller, including but not limited
to return policies, purchase terms, payment terms, warranties, guarantees, maintenance
and delivery, are solely between you and Seller. BellaOnline.com makes no warranties or
representations whatsoever with regard to any goods or services provided by Sellers. You
will not consider BellaOnline.com nor will BellaOnline.com be construed as a party to such
transactions, whether or not BellaOnline.com may have received some form of revenue or other
remuneration in connection with the transaction or be liable for any costs or damages arising
out of, either directly or indirectly, you or any other person involved or related to the transaction.
BellaOnline.com may include special routing icons which may be located within
BellaOnline, the activation of which will allow you to access and learn more about BellaOnline.com
and other services provided by BellaOnline.com or its affiliates whereby the use of such icons
is free of additional charge to you. WHEN YOU ACCESS ANY OF THESE SERVICES, YOUR RIGHTS AND
OBLIGATIONS WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE AGREEMENTS AND POLICIES RELATING TO THE USE OF THESE SERVICES.
8. Registration and Password
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Information and
password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether or not authorized by
you. You agree to immediately notify BellaOnline.com of any unauthorized use of your registration or
9. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF BellaOnline IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BellaOnline IS PROVIDED
ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. BellaOnline.com EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY
KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
BellaOnline.com MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT BellaOnline WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS,
OR THAT BellaOnline WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE; NOR DOES BellaOnline.com
MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF BellaOnline. BellaOnline.com
WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, WHETHER FORSEEABLE OR
NOT, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE UNAVAILABILITY OR MALFUNCTION OF BellaOnline.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE
OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF BellaOnline IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY
RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE
DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL AND/OR DATA.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BellaOnline.com DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OR
COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION IN OR PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH BellaOnline. BellaOnline.com IS NOT
RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS OR FOR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF SUCH
INFORMATION. THE INFORMATION IS PROVIDED WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT NEITHER BellaOnline.com
NOR ITS MEMBERS, WHILE SUCH MEMBERS ARE PARTICIPATING IN BellaOnline, ARE ENGAGED IN RENDERING
LEGAL, MEDICAL, COUNSELING OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OR ADVICE. BellaOnline.com
ENCOURAGES YOU TO SEEK APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OR CARE FOR ANY SITUATION OR PROBLEM
WHICH YOU MAY HAVE.
BellaOnline.com SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED, OR
ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, BY THE INFORMATION OR IDEAS CONTAINED,
SUGGESTED OR REFERENCED IN THIS SERVICE AREA. YOUR PARTICIPATION IN BellaOnline IS SOLELY AT THE
YOUR OWN RISK. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM
BellaOnline.com OR THROUGH BellaOnline SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN.
BellaOnline.com MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED
OR OBTAINED THROUGH BellaOnline OR ANY TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH BellaOnline.
BellaOnline.com IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT ON THE INTERNET OR WORLD
WIDE WEB PAGES THAT IS CONTAINED OUTSIDE BellaOnline.com's SITE. As a convenience to our members,
we may provide links to resources which are beyond our control. We make no representations
as to the quality, suitability, functionality or legality of any sites to which we may provide
links, and you hereby waive any claim you might have against BellaOnline.com with respect to
BY PERMITTING CLASSIFIED AND PERSONAL ADVERTISING, BellaOnline.com MAKES NO
WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND AS TO THE ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT OR SUITABILITY OF
THE SUBJECT MATTER OF ANY SUCH ADVERTISEMENT. BellaOnline.com specifically disclaims liability
for direct, consequential or incidental damages arising from such advertisements. By posting a
personal or classified advertisement on BellaOnline, you are promising that the content of your
advertisement is true and that you will indemnify BellaOnline.com against any claims which
may arise from your advertisements. By responding to a classified or personal advertisement
on BellaOnline, you waive any claims against BellaOnline.com for damages arising from such
advertisement or your reliance upon statements in such advertisement.
10. Limitation of Liability
BellaOnline.com SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE BellaOnline OR FOR
THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES OR RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS OR SERVICES
PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH BellaOnline OR RESULTING
FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE, EVEN IF BellaOnline.com HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
11. E-Mail Message Storage
BellaOnline.com assumes no responsibility for the deletion of or failure to
store e-mail messages.
12. Promotional Messages
BellaOnline.com and/or third parties may, from time to time, send e-mail
messages to you containing advertisements, promotions, etc. BellaOnline.com makes no
representation or warranty with respect to the content of any such e-mail messages or
any goods or services which may be obtained from such third parties, and you agree that
neither BellaOnline.com nor such third party shall have any liability with respect thereto.
You agree to indemnify and hold each of BellaOnline.com, their parents,
subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand,
including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of
your use of BellaOnline, the violation of these Terms of Service by you, or the infringement
by you, or any other subscriber of your account, of any intellectual property or other
right of any person or entity.
14. Applicable Law
These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with
the laws of the State of Massachusetts, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions.
15. Remedies for Breach of these Terms by You
In the event that BellaOnline.com determines, at its sole discretion, that
you have breached any portion of these Terms of Service, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct
inappropriate for the community of BellaOnline, BellaOnline.com reserves the right to (i) warn you
via e-mail that you have violated these Terms of Service; (ii) delete any content provided by
you or your agent(s) to BellaOnline, (iii) delete all content provided by you to BellaOnline, (iv)
discontinue your registration with BellaOnline and/or any other BellaOnline.com community; (v)
notify and/or send content to and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement
authorities for further action; and/or (vi) any other action which BellaOnline.com deems
to be appropriate.
16. Notification of Claims of Infringement
BellaOnline.com is supplied content by volunteer editors. Each volunteer editor has signed a contract ensuring that every article they post to their given site area is written by them and is not in infringement of any known copyright or trademark. If you feel that an editor has infringed on your copyright or trademark, contact the BellaOnline Webmaster. All such notices will be acted on as quickly as possible, in accordance with terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act (OCILLA). BellaOnline is registered with the US Copyright Office.
In the event that any provision of the Terms of Service conflicts with the
law under which the Terms of Service are to be construed or if any such provisions are held
invalid by a court with jurisdiction over the parties to the Terms of Service, such provision
will be deemed to be restated to reflect as nearly as possible the original intentions of the
parties in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of these Terms of Service will
remain in full force and effect.
The failure of either party to insist upon or enforce strict performance
by the other party of any provision of the Terms of Service or to exercise any right under
the Terms of Service will not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of
such party's right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other
instance, rather, the same will be and remain in full force and effect.
BellaOnline.com may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Service
and upon such assignment BellaOnline.com may be relieved of any further obligation hereunder.
You represent to BellaOnline.com that you have the authority to register with
BellaOnline according to these Terms of Service.
These Terms of Service and any Additional Terms (as such terms shall be
identified when posted on BellaOnline by BellaOnline.com) constitute the entire understanding
between the parties as to subject matter hereof, and supersede all prior agreements and
understandings. Any legally unenforceable provision of these Terms of Service will, at
the election of BellaOnline.com, be deleted or modified to correct the defect and,
regardless, the remainder of the terms of these Terms of Service will remain valid and
BellaOnline.com reserves the right to charge fees, surcharges and/or
membership fees at any time upon thirty (30) days prior written notice to you.
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