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SOCIALCOAST.ORG
- SOCIAL SOLIDARITY NETWORKS LTD. -


SocialCoast.org Terms of Use Agreement
Last update: June 18, 2011

Social Solidarity Networks is the name of the registered company that operates SocialCoast.org. SocialCoast.org is a multiplatform services website: used as a tool for sharing information and networking, collaborating with members of a greater community, and facilitating social change. SocialCoast.org allows members to create unique personal profiles online in order to find and communicate with friends, post and edit content, and collaborate with other groups on SocialCoast.org. The services offered by SocialCoast.org and Social Solidarity Networks (in this document “us“ and/or "we") include the SocialCoast.org website (the "Social Coast” website) , the Social Coast user profiles service and any other features, content, or applications offered from time to time by the Social Coast website (collectively, the "Social Coast Services"). Social Solidarity Networks is registered in British Columbia, Canada.


This Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement") sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of the Social Coast Services. By using the Social Coast Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a "Visitor" (which means that you simply browse the website) or you are a "Member" (which means that you have registered with SocialCoast.org). The term "User" refers to a Visitor or a Member. You are only authorized to use the Social Coast Services (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully and save it. If you do not agree with it, you should leave the Social Coast website and discontinue use of the Social Coast Services immediately. If you wish to become a Member, communicate with other Members and make use of the Social Coast Services, you must read this Agreement and indicate your acceptance during the Registration process.

This Agreement includes the SocialCoast.org policy for acceptable use of the Social Coast Services and Content (as hereinafter defined) posted on the Social Coast website, your rights, obligations and restrictions regarding your use of the Social Coast Services and the SocialCoast.org Privacy Policy. In order to participate in certain Social Coast Services, you may be notified that you are required to download software or content and/or agree to additional terms and conditions. Unless otherwise provided by the additional terms and conditions applicable to the Social Coast Services in which you choose to participate, those additional terms are hereby incorporated into this Agreement. You may receive a copy of this Agreement by emailing us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , subject: Terms of Use Agreement.


SocialCoast.org may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting by SocialCoast.org on the SocialCoast.org website. You agree to be bound to any changes to this Agreement when you use the Social Coast Services, and any changes to this Agreement shall govern after any such modification is posted. It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

SocialCoast.org shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the Social Coast website including, but not limited to, the content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by means including but not limited to, posting a revised version of this Agreement and/or notification by electronic mail. Any use by you of the Social Coast website after such notice shall conclusively be deemed to be acceptance by you of such changes, modifications, additions or deletions. You agree to review the terms and conditions of this Agreement periodically to be aware of such revisions. We will not make any changes to this Agreement that we do not see as necessary for the continued success of this website and/or the members.

 Please choose carefully the information you post on SocialCoast.org and that you provide to other Users. Your SocialCoast.org profile may not include the following items: any obscene, lewd, excessively violent, harassing, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable subject matter. Despite this prohibition, information provided by other SocialCoast.org Members (for instance, in their Profile) may contain inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or sexually explicit material, products or services, and SocialCoast.org will assume no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of the Social Coast Services by any person, please contact SocialCoast.org at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , subject: "Report Inappropriate Content". You may also click on the appropriate link at the bottom of any SocialCoast.org page.

 SocialCoast.org reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting (including private messages) by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Social Coast Services at any time, for any reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability. SocialCoast.org reserves the right to remove your profile and/or restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to any part of the Social Coast Services if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you pose a threat to SocialCoast.org and/or its Users.


 Eligibility: Use of and Membership in the Social Coast Services is void where prohibited. By using the Social Coast Services, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are 14 years of age or older; and (d) your use of the Social Coast Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your profile may be deleted and your Membership may be terminated without warning, if we believe that you are under 14 years of age. 

Term. This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the Social Coast Services or are a Member. You may terminate your Membership at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Member's Account Settings page. SocialCoast.org may terminate your Membership at any time, without warning. Even after Membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect, including the section “Original Work Developed for SocialCoast.org”. 

Fees. It is our intention to provide SocialCoast.org free of charge to all of our Members and Visitors. However, it may be in the interest of the Members, Visitors, Social Coast Services and/or SocialCoast.org to charge for certain services, and/or privileges. You acknowledge that SocialCoast.org reserves the right to charge for the Social Coast Services and to change its fees from time to time in its discretion.

Password. When you sign up to become a Member, you will also be asked to choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. You agree not to use the account or password of another Member at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify SocialCoast.org  immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account. 

Non-commercial Use by Members. The Social Coast Services are for the personal use of Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavours except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by for SocialCoast.org. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the Social Coast Services, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the for Social Coast website is prohibited. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from Member profiles without notice and may result in termination of Membership privileges. Appropriate legal action will be taken for any illegal or unauthorized use of the Social Coast Services. 

Proprietary Rights in Content on SocialCoast.org

Online Community Postings: Profiles.


SocialCoast.org does not claim any ownership rights in the text, files, images, photos, video, sounds, musical works, works of authorship, or any other materials (collectively, "Content") that you post to the Social Coast website. After posting your Content to the Social Coast Services, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content, and you continue to have the right to use your Content in any way you choose. By displaying or publishing ("posting") any Content on or through the Social Coast Services, you hereby grant to SocialCoast.org a limited license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content solely on and through the Social Coast  Services. 

Without this license, SocialCoast.org would be unable to provide the Social Coast Services. For example, without the right to modify Member Content, we would not be able to digitally compress music files that Members submit or otherwise format Content to satisfy technical requirements, and without the right to publicly perform Member Content, SocialCoast.org could not allow Users to listen to music posted by Members. The license you grant to SocialCoast.org is non-exclusive (meaning you are free to license your Content to anyone else in addition to SocialCoast.org), fully-paid and royalty-free (meaning that SocialCoast.org is not required to pay you for the use on the Social Coast  Services of the Content that you post), sub licensable (so that SocialCoast.org is able to use its affiliates and subcontractors such as Internet content delivery networks to provide the Social Coast Services), and worldwide (because the Internet and the Social Coast Services are global in reach). This license will terminate at the time you remove your Content from the Social Coast Services. The license does not grant SocialCoast.org the right to sell your Content, nor does the license grant SocialCoast.org the right to distribute your Content outside of the Social Coast Services.

You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the Social Coast Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, and (ii) the posting of your Content on or through the Social Coast Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Content posted by you to or through the Social Coast Services. 

The Social Coast website shall be used for lawful purposes only. No material shall be posted on or transmitted through the Social Coast website which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, which is unlawful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, invasive of privacy or publicity rights or otherwise violates any law. No conduct shall be undertaken that, in Social Solidarity Networks Ltd’s judgment, restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Social Coast website. Advertising or commercial solicitation may be posted on or transmitted through the Social Coast website but only with Social Solidarity networks Ltd's express prior approval and only if the advertising or commercial solicitation complies with all conditions imposed by Social Solidarity Networks Ltd.

When using a pseudonym, your IP address will not be available to the public except in cases of abuse, including vandalism of a page by you or by another user with the same IP address. In all cases, your IP address will be stored on our servers and can be seen by SocialCoast.org server administrators. Your IP address, and its connection to any usernames that share it may be released under certain circumstances per the Terms and Conditions listed in this document.


The Social Coast Services contain content that is under the ownership of Social Solidarity Networks Ltd. (known as “Social Coast Content”)
Social Coast Content is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws, and SocialCoast.org owns and retains all rights in the Social Coast Content and the Social Coast Services. SocialCoast.org hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-sub licensable license to reproduce and display the SocialCoast.org Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with viewing the Social Coast Website and using the Social Coast Services. 

The Social Coast Services contain Content of Users and other SocialCoast.org licensors. Except for Content posted by you, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any Content appearing on or through the Social Coast Services.

The Social Coast website contain copyrighted material, trademarks and other proprietary information including text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of SocialCoast.org are copyrighted as a collective work under the Canadian copyright laws. Social Solidarity Networks Ltd. is the owner of the copyright in the entire Social Coast website. Social Solidarity Networks Ltd. and SocialCoast.org own a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to it. Each third party content provider owns the copyright in content original to it. You may not modify, publish, transmit, display, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit the content of the Social Coast  website or any portion of it. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, you may not copy, redistribute, publish, display or commercially exploit any material from the Social Coast website without the express permission of SocialCoast.org and the copyright owner. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of material from the Social Coast website, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice shall be made. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.

SocialCoast.org may delete any Content that in the sole judgment of SocialCoast.org violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any person. SocialCoast.org assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Social Coast Services for inappropriate Content or conduct. If at any time SocialCoast.org choose, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Social Coast Services, SocialCoast.org nonetheless assume no responsibility for the Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such Content. 

Users are solely responsible for the Content that you post on or through any of the Social Coast Services, and any material or information that a User transmits to other Members and interactions with other Users. SocialCoast.org does not endorse and has no control over the Content. Content is not necessarily reviewed by SocialCoast.org prior to posting and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of SocialCoast.org. SocialCoast.org makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Content or to the accuracy and reliability of the Content or any material or information that is transmitted to Users.

Submission of Content: Content submitted to SocialCoast.org as part of the “Featured Articles” program.

Users can choose to submit content to SocialCoast.org to be “featured” on the main site. Content selected is then published by SocialCoast.org in the Social Coast website. SocialCoast.org retains sole discretion on selection of content and publishing thereof. USERS MUST BE REGISTERED AND HAVE A COMPLETE PROFILE WITH SOCIALCOAST.ORG TO PARTCIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM.

Submission of Ideas. SocialCoast.org are always improving their Products and Services and developing new features. If you have ideas regarding improvements or additions to SocialCoast.org, we would like to hear them -- but any submission will be subject to these Terms and Conditions.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL ANY DISCLOSURE OF ANY IDEA OR RELATED MATERIALS TO SOCIAL SOLIDARITY NETWORKS LTD. BE SUBJECT TO ANY OBLIGATION OF CONFIDENTIALITY OR EXPECTATION OF COMPENSATION. BY SUBMITTING THE IDEA AND/OR ANY RELATED MATERIAL TO SOCIAL SOLIDARITY NETWORKS LTD., YOU ARE WAIVING ANY AND ALL RIGHTS THAT YOU MAY HAVE IN THE IDEA OR ANY RELATED MATERIALS AND ARE REPRESENTING AND WARRANTING TO SOCIAL SOLIDARITY NETWORKS LTD. THAT THE IDEA AND/OR RELATED MATERIALS ARE WHOLLY ORIGINAL WITH YOU, THAT NO ONE ELSE HAS ANY RIGHTS IN THE IDEA AND/OR MATERIALS AND THAT SOCIAL SOLIDARITY NETWORKS LTD. IS FREE TO IMPLEMENT THE IDEA AND TO USE THE MATERIALS IF IT SO DESIRES, AS PROVIDED OR AS MODIFIED BY SOCIAL SOLIDARITY NETWORKS LTD.. WITHOUT OBTAINING PERMISSION OR LICENSE FROM ANY THIRD PARTY.


Advertisers and Content linked to SocialCoast.org

SocialCoast.org and Social Solidarity Networks Ltd. may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other sites or resources located on the World Wide Web by allowing a user to leave SocialCoast.org to access third-party material or by bringing the third party material into this site via "inverse" hyperlinks and framing technology. SocialCoast.org and Social Solidarity Networks Ltd. have no control over such sites and resources. You acknowledge and agree that SocialCoast.org and Social Solidarity Networks Ltd. are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that. SocialCoast.org and Social Solidarity Networks Ltd. shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Social Coast Services, 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. You agree that SocialCoast.org and Social Solidarity Networks Ltd. shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Product and Services.

Copyright Policy. You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is the policy of SocialCoast.org to terminate Membership privileges of any Member who repeatedly infringes the copyright rights of others upon receipt of proper notification to SocialCoast.org by the copyright owner or the copyright owner's legal agent. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Social Coast Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information:

(i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

(ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

(iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Social Coast Services;

(iv) your address, telephone number, and email address;

(v) a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

(vi) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

The SocialCoast.org Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows: Copyright Agent, Social Solidarity Networks Ltd., 942 Mason Street, Victoria, BC Attn: Copyright Agent; and email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Member Disputes. Individual Members are solely responsible for the interactions with other SocialCoast.org Members. SocialCoast.org reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members. If there is a dispute, and you would like to contact an administrator, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Privacy. Use of the Social Coast Services is also governed by our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into this Agreement by this reference. 

Disclaimers. SocialCoast.org is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate Content posted on the Social Coast website or in connection with the Social Coast Services, whether caused by Users of the Social Coast Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Social Coast Services. Profiles created and posted by Members on the Social Coast website may contain links to other websites. SocialCoast.org is not responsible for the Content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are in no way investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by SocialCoast.org. Inclusion of any linked website on the Social Coast Services does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by SocialCoast.org. When you access these third-party sites, you do so at your own risk. SocialCoast.org takes no responsibility for third party advertisements which are posted on the Social Coast website or through the Social Coast Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by its advertisers. SocialCoast.org  is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the Social Coast Services. SocialCoast.org assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User or Member communication. SocialCoast.org is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the Social Coast Services or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Users or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the Social Coast Services. Under no circumstances shall SocialCoast.org be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the Social Coast Services, attendance at a SocialCoast.org event, from any Content posted on or through the Social Coast Services, or from the conduct of any Users of the Social Coast Services, whether online or offline. The Social Coast Services AND ALL CONTENTS THEREOF ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THAT THE CONTENTS OF THE WEB SITE WILL BE ACCURATE, UP-TO-DATE OR OTHERWISE RELIABLE. SocialCoast.org cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Social Coast Services. 

Limitation on Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL SOCIALCOAST.ORG BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF SOCIALCOAST.ORG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, SOCIALCOAST.ORG’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO SOCIALCOAST.ORG FOR THE SOCIAL COAST SERVICES DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP. 

Disputes. If there is any dispute about or involving the Social Coast Services, you agree that the dispute shall be governed by the laws of the Province of British Columbia, Canada, without regard to conflict of law provisions and you agree to exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue in the provincial and federal courts of Canada located in the Province of British Columbia. Either SocialCoast.org or you may demand that any dispute between SocialCoast.org and you about or involving the Social Coast Services must be settled by arbitration utilizing the dispute resolution procedures of British Columbia, provided that the foregoing shall not prevent SocialCoast.org from seeking injunctive relief in a court of competent jurisdiction. 

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold SocialCoast.org and Social Solidarity Networks Ltd., its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Social Coast Services in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above and/or if any Content that you post on the Social Coast website or through the Social Coast Services causes SocialCoast.org to be liable to another. 

Other. This Agreement is accepted upon your use of the Social Coast website or any of the Social Coast Services and is further affirmed by you becoming a Member. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and SocialCoast.org regarding the use of the Social Coast Services. The failure of SocialCoast.org to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. SocialCoast.org is a trademark of Social Solidarity Networks Ltd. This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. If any provision of this Agreement is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision is deemed severable from this Agreement and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions regarding this Agreement.

 

I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED ABOVE.