Terms of Use

1. Your Acceptance

A. By using and/or visiting this website (collectively, including all content and functionality available through thenerdmachine.com domain name, the “Nerd Machine Website”, or “Website”), you signify your agreement to (1) these terms and conditions (the “Terms of Service”), (2) Nerd Machines’s privacy policy, found at http://www.thenerdmachine.com/privacy-policy and incorporated here by reference, and (3) Nerd Machine’s Community Guidelines, found at http://www.thenerdmachine.com/community-guidelines and also incorporated here by reference. If you do not agree to any of these terms, the Nerd Machine privacy policy or the Community Guidelines, please do not use the Nerd Machine Website.

B. Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Terms of Service, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version at http://www.TheNerdMachine.com/terms-of-use. Nerd Machine may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Service and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

2. Nerd Machine Website

A. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the Nerd Machine Website, including users who are also contributors of video content, information, and other materials or services on the Website. The Nerd Machine Website includes all aspects of Nerd Machine, including but not limited to all products, software and services offered via the website.

B. The Nerd Machine Website may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by Nerd Machine. Nerd Machine has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, Nerd Machine will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Website, you expressly relieve Nerd Machine from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.

C. Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware when you leave the Nerd Machine Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.

3. Nerd Machine Accounts

In order to access some features of the Website, you will have to create a Nerd Machine account. You may never use another’s account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify Nerd Machine immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

B. Although Nerd Machine will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of Nerd Machine or others due to such unauthorized use.

4. General Use of the Website — Permissions and Restrictions

A. Nerd Machine hereby grants you permission to use the Website as set forth in this Terms of Service, provided that without limiting the foregoing, you agree that you will not use our sites to take any of the following actions:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal right of others;
  • Publish, post, upload, e-mail, distribute, or disseminate (collectively, “Transmit”) any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, or unlawful content;
  • Transmit files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage or adversely affect the operation of another person’s computer, our sites, any software or hardware, or telecommunications equipment;
  • Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose unless you have our written consent to do so;
  • Transmit surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, spam, unsolicited advertising or promotional materials, or chain letters;
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any public area within our sites;
  • Collect or store personal information about other end users;
  • Interfere with or disrupt our sites, servers, or networks;
  • Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Nerd Machine representative, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Forge headers or manipulate identifiers or other data in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through our sites or to manipulate your presence on our sites;
  • Take any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
  • Engage in any illegal activities.

You will otherwise comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Service.

If you choose a username that, in our sole discretion, is obscene, indecent, abusive or that might otherwise subject us to public disparagement or scorn, we reserve the right, without prior notice to you, to automatically change your username, delete your posts from our sites, deny you access to our sites, or any combination of these actions.

The technology and the software underlying our Website and the Services is the property of Nerd Machine, our affiliates, and our partners. You agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, reverse engineer, grant a security interest in, or otherwise transfer any right to the technology or software underlying our sites or the Services. You agree not to modify the software underlying our sites in any manner or form or to use modified versions of such software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to our sites.

5. Your Use of Content on the Site

A. In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of content on the Nerd Machine Website.

The content on the Nerd Machine Website, except all User Submissions (as defined below), including without limitation, the text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, interactive features and the like (“Content”) and the trademarks, service marks and logos contained therein (“Marks”), are owned by or licensed to Nerd Machine, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law. Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. Nerd Machine reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the Content.

B. You may access User Submissions solely:

  • for your information and personal use;
  • as intended through the normal functionality of the Nerd Machine Service; and
  • for Streaming.

“Streaming” means a contemporaneous digital transmission of an audiovisual work via the Internet from the Nerd Machine Service to a user’s device in such a manner that the data is intended for real-time viewing and not intended to be copied, stored, permanently downloaded, or redistributed by the user. Accessing User Videos for any purpose or in any manner other than Streaming is expressly prohibited. User Videos are made available “as is.”

C. User Comments are made available to you for your information and personal use solely as intended through the normal functionality of the Nerd Machine Service. User Comments are made available “as is”, and may not be used, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, downloaded, or otherwise exploited in any manner not intended by the normal functionality of the Nerd Machine Service or otherwise as prohibited under this Agreement.

D. You may access Nerd Machine Content, User Submissions and other content only as permitted under this Agreement. Nerd Machine reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Nerd Machine Content and the Nerd Machine Service.

E. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein, including any use, copying, or distribution of User Submissions of third parties obtained through the Website for any commercial purposes.

F. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Nerd Machine Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Nerd Machine Website or the Content therein.

G. You understand that when using the Nerd Machine Website, you will be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and that Nerd Machine is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Submissions that are inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Nerd Machine with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold Nerd Machine, its Owners/Operators, affiliates, and/or licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the site.

6. Your User Submissions and Conduct

A. As a Nerd Machine account holder you may submit video content (“User Videos”) and textual content (“User Comments”). User Videos and User Comments are collectively referred to as “User Submissions.” You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, Nerd Machine does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions.

B. You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent, and/or warrant that: you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to use and authorize Nerd Machine to use all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to any and all User Submissions to enable inclusion and use of the User Submissions in the manner contemplated by the Website and these Terms of Service.

C. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions. However, by submitting User Submissions to Nerd Machine, you hereby grant Nerd Machine a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the User Submissions in connection with the Nerd Machine Website and Nerd Machine’s (and its successors’ and affiliates’) business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Nerd Machine Website (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels. You also hereby grant each user of the Nerd Machine Website a non-exclusive license to access your User Submissions through the Website, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such User Submissions as permitted through the functionality of the Website and under these Terms of Service. The above licenses granted by you in User Videos terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your User Videos from the Nerd Machine Service. You understand and agree, however, that Nerd Machine may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of User Submissions that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in User Comments are perpetual and irrevocable.

D. In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant Nerd Machine all of the license rights granted herein.

E. You further agree that you will not, in connection with User Submissions, submit material that is contrary to the Nerd Machine Community Guidelines, found at http://www.TheNerdMachine.com/community-guidelines, which may be updated from time to time, or contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations.

F. Nerd Machine does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Nerd Machine expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions. Nerd Machine does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Website, and Nerd Machine will remove all Content and User Submissions if properly notified that such Content or User Submission infringes on another’s intellectual property rights. Nerd Machine reserves the right to remove Content and User Submissions without prior notice.

7. Account Termination Policy

A. Nerd Machine will terminate a User’s access to its Website if, under appropriate circumstances, they are determined to be a repeat infringer.

B. Nerd Machine reserves the right to decide whether Content or a User Submission is appropriate and complies with these Terms of Service for violations other than copyright infringement, such as, but not limited to, pornography, obscene or defamatory material, or excessive length. Nerd Machine may remove such User Submissions and/or terminate a User’s access for uploading such material in violation of these Terms of Service at any time, without prior notice and at its sole discretion.

8. Digital Millennium Copyright Act

A. If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any User Submission or other content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3) for further detail):

  • A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing 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 the service provider to locate the material;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
  • 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
  • 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.

Nerd Machine’s designated Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement is: Nerd Machine Copyright Agent, 7354 Ethel Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91605. For clarity, only DMCA notices should go to the Copyright Agent; any other feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to Nerd Machine customer service through the Contact Us link at the bottom of each TheNerdMachine.com Web page. You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this Section 5(D), your DMCA notice may not be valid.

B. Counter-Notice. If you believe that your User Submission that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and us
e the content in your User Submission, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:

  • Your physical or electronic signature;
  • Identification of the content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the content
    appeared before it was removed or disabled;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentific
    ation of the content; and
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in San Francisco, California, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.

If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, Nerd Machine may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original compl
aining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the co
pyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at Nerd Machine’s sole discretion.

9. Warranty Disclaimer

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE NERD MACHINE WEBSITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NERD MACHINE, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. NERD MACHINE MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHER WISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE NERD MACHINE WEBSITE. NERD MACHINE DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR A NY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE NERD MACHINE WEBSITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND NERD MACHINE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

10. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL NERD MACHINE, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR WEBSITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR WEBSITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE NERD MACHINE WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.

YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT NERD MACHINE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

The Website is controlled and offered by Nerd Machine from its facilities in the United States of America. Nerd Machine makes no representations that the Nerd Machine Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Nerd Machine Website from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

11. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Nerd Machine, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Nerd Machine Website; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that one of your User Submissions caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Nerd Machine Website.

12. Ability to Accept Terms of Service

You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Nerd Machine Website is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Nerd Machine Website. There are lots of other great web sites for you. Talk to your parents about what sites are appropriate for you.

13. Assignment

These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Nerd Machine without restriction.

14. General

You agree that: (i) the Nerd Machine Website shall be deemed solely based in California; and (ii) the Nerd Machine Website shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over Nerd Machine, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than California. These Terms of Service shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and Nerd Machine that arises in whole or in part from the Nerd Machine Website shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Los Angeles County, California. These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Notice at http://www.TheNerdMachine.com/privacy-policy and any other legal notices published by Nerd Machine on the Website, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Nerd Machine concerning the Nerd Machine Website. If any provision of these Terms of Service is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Nerd Machine’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Nerd Machine reserves the right to amend these Terms of Service at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service for any changes. Your use of the Nerd Machine Website following any amendment of these Terms of Service will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. YOU AND NERD MACHINE AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE NERD MACHINE WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

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