Terms of Use


HomePortfolio Terms of Use
v. 1.0 April 13, 2000

By using this web site, you are indicating that you are 18 years old or older, and agree to be bound by the terms in this Terms of Use. You may print and keep a copy of this Agreement. We may change our Terms of Use from time to time. If we do make any changes, we will update this document accordingly (the date of the most recent change is displayed at the top of this document). It is your responsibility to access this document whenever you visit this web site to determine if there have been any changes to the terms of the Terms of Use. By using this web site, you will be indicating that you agree to be bound by the changes. If you do not agree to be bound by the changes, you may not use this web site. You are responsible for all statements made and acts or omissions that occur while using this web site. You may not use this web site for any unlawful purpose.

COPYRIGHT AND LIMITATIONS ON USE
The content and other intellectual property available through this web site (including but not limited to articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, software and databases) is the property of HomePortfolio or its licensors and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. This web site is also copyrighted as a collective work under United States copyright law. Content received through this web site may be displayed and printed for your personal, non-commercial use only. You agree not to modify, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate the content received through this web site to anyone, including but not limited to others in the same company or organization, without the express prior written consent of HomePortfolio, with this one exception: You may, on an occasional and irregular basis, disseminate an insubstantial portion of content from this web site, for a noncommercial purpose, without charge, and transmitted in non-electronic form, to a limited number of individuals, provided you include all copyright and other proprietary rights notices with such portion of the content in the same form in which the notices appear in this web site, original source attribution, and the phrase "Used with permission from HomePortfolio". You may not post any content from this web site to newsgroups, mail lists or electronic bulletin boards, without the prior written consent of HomePortfolio. To request consent for other matters, please contact HomePortfolio at 1-617-965-0565.

INTERACTIVE FEATURES
This web site provides interactive discussion boards and the ability to post comments. A degree of professionalism is expected from those who use these features. We encourage open discussion of opinions and knowledge and try not to put undue restrictions on topics of discussion or the manner in which they are discussed.

Conduct Guidelines for Discussion Participants
Participants are responsible for their own communications and the consequences of posting those communications. Participants agree that they will NOT (and NOT permit others to) take the following actions:

(a) use the forums for any purpose in violation of local, state or national laws of any country;

(b) post material that is copyrighted, unless the user is the copyright owner or has the permission of the copyright owner to post it in accordance with the terms of this agreement. The participant is responsible for determining what materials are protected by copyright;

(c) post material that reveals trade secrets, unless the user has permission from the owner of the trade secrets to post it in accordance with the terms of this agreement;

(d) post material that infringes on any other intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights of others;

(e) post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing or abusive to another participants or any other person or entity;

(f) post sexually explicit messages or images;

(g) post unsolicited advertisements or business solicitations;

(h) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or post comments that are not related to the topic being discussed unless it is clear that the discussion is freeform;

(i) post chain letters or pyramid schemes;

(j) impersonate another person. HomePortfolio will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing HomePortfolio to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials;

If the Talk About administrator believes that one or more of these guidelines have been violated by a participant, that person's membership will be promptly terminated and the appropriate reports will be made in accordance with local, state, and national laws if necessary.

No Warranty
HomePortfolio does not represent or warrant the truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any material posted by or endorse any opinions expressed by discussion participants. Participants acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other participants will be at their own risk.

Screening and Monitoring
HomePortfolio has a team of moderators who are present in live discussions to ensure a safe environment that is informative and productive. However, HomePortfolio does not screen communications in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by discussion participants. Although HomePortfolio may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards and the like, HomePortfolio is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such communications nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the site.

Inexcusable Comments
Obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing or abusive information is not allowed and will be removed if HomePortfolio moderators have actual notice of and reasonable grounds (as determined in good faith by HomePortfolio in its sole discretion) to believe that the information is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing or abusive.

Commercial Use
HomePortfolio forums can be used as a means to find sources for products and services. Commercial vendors and suppliers are invited and encouraged to respond to the inquiries of participants in any forum on the grounds that they identify themselves as commercial vendors and suppliers. Unsolicited postings that advertise products and services that are not in direct response to the inquiries of forum participants are not allowed. All unsolicited commercial advertisements are subject to removal from all forums in HomePortfolio's sole and unlimited discretion.

Screen Names
HomePortfolio requires each participant to create a screen name that represents his or her onscreen identity. Use of a screen name is not to be confused with impersonating another person. A screen name should only be used by its creator. Impersonating is to assume the screen name, email address or character of another participant using the discussion board. Impersonating another person is not allowed.

Originality
Any information, comments, or opinions posted in the discussion forums must be the original thoughts of the participant. The posting of information that plagiarizes, violates or infringes upon the right of any third party is not allowed. This includes copyright, trademark and proprietary rights. Non-original content may only be posted with the permission and due credit of the third party.

Sharing Information
Participants may post their email addresses to allow direct discussion between participants outside of the public forums. Posts from participants may contain links to sites on the Internet which are owned and operated by third parties. HomePortfolio is not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any external site. If you choose to proceed to an external site, you proceed at your own risk. HomePortfolio does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any content posted in any discussion area and reliance upon such content shall be at your sole risk. Any content placed in any discussion area by participants are the views of the participant posting the statement, and do not represent the views of HomePortfolio.

HomePortfolio's License
Discussion participants grant HomePortfolio a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable and nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, translate, distribute, perform and display materials posted by participants, alone or as part of other works in any form, media or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such material through multiple tiers of sub-licensees. Furthermore, HomePortfolio is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication participants send to the HomePortfolio site for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.

HomePortfolio reserves the right to prevent users from accessing HomePortfolio interactive features and to remove communications for any reason in its sole and unlimited discretion, including for violation of this agreement.

TRADEMARKS
HomePortfolio, HomePort, Home Design Portfolio, Personal Portfolio, Product Portfolio, DesignCast, Where Dreams Become Homes, The World's Best Home Design Products, Your Portfolio of the World's Best in Home Design and Brochure Express are trademarks of HomePortfolio Inc. BuildingBlocks is a registered trademark of HomePortfolio Inc. HomePortfolio's trademarks may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not HomePortfolio's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits HomePortfolio.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY
DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SOURCES FROM WHICH CONTENT IS OBTAINED, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH CONTENT. HOMEPORTFOLIO AND ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH HOMEPORTFOLIO. NEITHER HOMEPORTFOLIO NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS SHALL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM USE OF HOMEPORTFOLIO.COM, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR PART BY ITS NEGLIGENCE OR CONTINGENCIES BEYOND ITS CONTROL IN PROCURING, COMPILING, INTERPRETING, REPORTING OR DELIVERING HOMEPORTFOLIO.COM'S FEATURES OR CONTENT. IN NO EVENT WILL HOMEPORTFOLIO.COM, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY USERS IN RELIANCE ON SUCH FEATURES OR CONTENT. HOMEPORTFOLIO AND ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO USERS OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR SIMILAR DAMAGE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU AGREE THAT THE SOLE AND MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF HOMEPORTFOLIO.COM, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THIS WEB SITE OR THE CONTENT IN THIS WEB SITE SHALL BE LIMITED TO ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THIRD-PARTY SITES
Mention of and links to third party companies and products are for informational purposes only and constitute neither an endorsement nor a recommendation and are not intended to suggest any affiliation unless expressly stated.

YOU MAY BE ABLE TO ACCESS OTHER INTERNET SITES NOT CREATED BY HOMEPORTFOLIO.COM OR ITS AFFILIATES THROUGH THIS WEB SITE. THE RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, LEGALITY, PERFORMANCE AND OTHER ASPECTS OF RESOURCES ON INTERNET SITES OTHER THAN THOSE CREATED BY HOMEPORTFOLIO.COM OR ITS AFFILIATES IS BEYOND HOMEPORTFOLIO'S CONTROL, AND HOMEPORTFOLIO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO SUCH SITES.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND ALL RELATED RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS, SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, AS IF YOUR USE WAS A CONTRACT WHOLLY ENTERED INTO AND WHOLLY PERFORMED WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH OF PROCEEDING WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEB SITE OR ANY MATTER RELATED THERETO MAY BE BROUGHT EXCLUSIVELY IN THE COURTS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS VENUED IN BOSTON OR OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR THE DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS VENUED IN BOSTON. BY USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU ACCEPT GENERALLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY THE JURISDICTION OF THE AFORESAID COURTS AND IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ANY OBJECTION TO SUCH JURISDICTION.

PRIVACY POLICY
HomePortfolio's use of individually identifiable information is governed by HomePortfolio's Privacy Policy.

Copyright © 1997-2000 HomePortfolio Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.



Meredith Corporation Terms of Use
v. 1.0 July 25, 2000

COPYRIGHT AND LIMITATIONS ON USE
Meredith Content is the intellectual property of Meredith Corporation. Any copying, reproduction or redistribution of Meredith content, including caching, framing or similar means is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Meredith Corporation. Meredith Corporation shall not be liable for any errors or delays in content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Copyright © 2000 Meredith Corporation ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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