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March 01, 2008

OwnershipTerms of Use for Silicon Valley Moms Group, LLC Website

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Last Updated: April 2008

This website, blog, its content and other associated websites, blogs and associated content that Silicon Valley Moms Group, LLC (“Silicon Valley Moms Group”) may operate from time to time under a variety of titles, including but not limited to:

  • Silicon Valley Moms Blog
  • Chicago Moms Blog
  • New York City Moms Blog
  • New Jersey Moms Blog
  • Los Angeles Moms Blog
  • St. Louis Moms Blog
  • Deep South Moms Blog
  • 50s-Something Moms Blog

and other sites which may be added from time to time (defined as “SV Moms Websites”) are protected, without limitation, by U.S and  foreign copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other proprietary rights and related laws, rules and regulations. By accessing the SV Moms Websites, you agree to the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree, you have no right or license to access the SV Moms Websites and you should not do so.

Silicon Valley Moms Group reserves the right to update or modify the Terms of Use without advance notice by posting a revised Terms of Use to any of the SV Moms Websites. Visitors to the SV Moms Websites (“you”) can determine whether the Terms of Use has been modified since your last visit by checking the "Last updated" legend at the top of the Agreement. By using the SV Moms Websites, you agree to be bound by the version of the Terms of Use then in effect. Silicon Valley Moms Group may deny service to you at any time, including in the event you do not adhere to the Terms of Use.

Unless otherwise indicated, the SV Moms Websites, are and will remain the sole property, intellectual or otherwise, with all rights reserved, of Silicon Valley Moms Group or its authorized assigns, and its licensors or providers.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, each individual blogger or writer on any of SV Moms Websites retains ownership and title to the copyright and other rights to her or his own content and is responsible for the accuracy and legality of her or his own content.

For permission to reprint or redistribute an individual post, contact the author through info(at)svmoms.com.  For syndication inquiries, contact info(at)svmoms.com.  No posts may be redistributed without permission by their owners.

Third Party Content:

In the event that Silicon Valley Moms Group displays the works of third parties besides its individual bloggers or writers on the SV Moms Websites, whether by permission or under the provisions of copyright laws, as may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, commonly referred to as the doctrine of “fair use,” the rights to such works remain the property of such third parties unless otherwise stated.

Some information made available on or throught the SV Moms Websites are provided by third parties (such as advertisements) or other visitors to the SV Moms Websites (such as information, "Third-Party Content"). The inclusion or appearance of Third-Party Content on the SV Moms Websites does not indicate any approval or endorsement by Silicon Valley Moms Group. Silicon Valley Moms Group is not responsible for, and hereby disclaims any and all liability that may arise from Third-Party Content.

The SV Moms Websites provide links to other websites and resources. Because Silicon Valley Moms Group has no control over these sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Silicon Valley Moms Group does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Silicon Valley Moms Group is providing these links to you only as a convenience. Silicon Valley Moms Group has the right, but not the obligation, to block links from or to the SV Moms Websites at any time.

You are authorized to download one copy of the material on the SV Moms Websites on one computer for your personal, non-commercial use only. In doing so, you may not remove or in any way alter any trademark, copyright, or other proprietary notice. Except as allowed in the preceding paragraph, you may not modify, copy, distribute, republish, commercially exploit, or upload any of the material on the SV Moms Websites without prior, written consent from Silicon Valley Moms Group. No intellectual property or other rights in and to the SV Moms Websites, other than the limited right to use set forth above, are transferred to you.

Disclaimer:

Comments or opinions expressed on the SV Moms Websites are those of their respective writers only. The outside views expressed and links to external websites do not represent the views of Silicon Valley Moms Group, its management, or writers. SILICON VALLEY MOMS GROUP MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SV MOMS WEBSITES, WHICH ARE PROVIDED FOR USE "AS IS." SILICON VALLEY MOMS GROUP DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WITH RESPECT TO THE SV MOMS WEBSITES AND ANY WEBSITE WITH WHICH THE SV MOMS WEBSITES ARE LINKED. SILICON VALLEY MOMS GROUP ALSO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO WHETHER THE INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE VIA THE SV MOMS WEBSITES, OR ANY WEBSITES WITH WHICH THE SV MOMS WEBSITES ARE LINKED, IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR CURRENT. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of all information, opinions, and other material on this SV Moms Websites or any website with which SV Moms Websites are linked. The SV Moms Websites may include inadvertent inaccuracies or errors, or information or materials that violate the Terms of Use (including the Community Rules as discussed below). Additionally, the possibility exists that a third party could make unauthorized alterations to the SV Moms Websites. Although Silicon Valley Moms Group attempt to ensure the integrity of the SV Moms Websites, Silicon Valley Moms Group makes no guarantees as to its completeness or correctness. In the event that a situation arises in which the SV Moms Websites’ completeness or correctness is in question, please contact Silicon Valley Moms Group with, if possible, a description of the material to be checked and the location (URL) where such material can be found on the SV Moms Websites, as well as information sufficient to enable Silicon Valley Moms Group to contact you.

Limitation of Liability:

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, Silicon Valley Moms Group and its management, employees, agents, and authors shall in no event be liable for any claims, charges, demands, damages, liabilities, losses, and expenses of whatever nature and however arising, including without limitation any compensatory, incidental, direct, indirect, special, punitive, or consequential damages, loss of use, loss of data, loss caused by a computer or electronic virus, loss of income or profit, loss of or damage to property, claims of third parties, or other losses of any kind or character, even if Silicon Valley Moms Group has been advised of the possibility of such damages or losses arising out of or in connection with the use of this SV Moms Websites or any website with which the SV Moms Websites are linked.

Comments:

To the extent that portions of the SV Moms Websites such as blog comments provide users an opportunity to post and exchange information, ideas and opinions ("Submissions"), such Submissions are welcome, subject to your agreement to comply with these Terms of Use. Please be aware that in order to operate the SV Moms Websites or redistribute materials you post to the SV Moms Websites or otherwise submit to us, Silicon Valley Moms Group requires certain rights in those materials. Thus, by transmitting comments, pieces, ideas or other information to Silicon Valley Moms Group, you grant to Silicon Valley Moms Group and its designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicenseable, assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works based on, perform and display such Submissions (in whole or in part) in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, without compensation to you or any other provider of the Submissions. You also permit any visitor to the SV Moms Websites to access, display, view, store and reproduce such Submissions for personal use. You shall have no claim or other recourse against Silicon Valley Moms Groups for infringement of any proprietary right in Submissions.

You acknowledge that to the extent that you include personally identifiable information in Submissions, Silicon Valley Moms Group may republish such information as part of the SV Moms Website. If Silicon Valley Moms Group republishes your content, Silicon Valley Moms Group may provide authorship credit by listing your name as well.

You hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights in and to all Submissions you provide and all material they contain; that your Submissions shall not infringe any proprietary or other rights of third parties; that your Submissions shall not contain any viruses or other contaminating or destructive devices or features; that your Submissions shall not contain any defamatory, indecent, offensive, tortious, or otherwise unlawful material or content; and that your Submissions shall not be used to carry out or solicit any unlawful activity and/or be used to make commercial solicitation.

BE ADVISED THAT SILICON VALLEY MOMS GROUP HAS NO OBLIGATION TO SCREEN, EDIT, OR REVIEW SUBMISSIONS PRIOR TO THEIR APPEARANCE ON THE SV MOMS WEBSITE. However, you acknowledge and agree that Silicon Valley Moms Group may do one or all of the following: (a) monitor the Submissions; (b) alter, edit, or remove any Submission for any reason; or (c) disclose any Submissions. This section will survive any termination or expiration of these Terms of Use.

Submissions do not necessarily reflect the views of Silicon Valley Moms Group. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, Silicon Valley Moms Group shall in no event have any responsibility or liability for the Submissions or for any claims, damages, or losses resulting from their use and/or appearance on SV Moms Websites.

Community Rules:

Silicon Valley Moms Group has adopted the "Community Rules" set forth below to create a forum where information and views can be shared in a productive way. While using the SV Moms Websites, you agree to adhere to the Community Rules below.

You agree to:

Not threaten, insult, abuse, intimidate or harass other SV Moms Websites users.

Not post any messages that violate non-disclosure agreements or reveal proprietary information.

Not post any private information or otherwise harvest, collect or disclose information about another visitor to the SV Moms Websites without his or her express consent.

Not post any content to the SV Moms Websites that is unlawful, racist, hateful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, or that intentionally discriminates against or harasses particular individuals or groups.

Not post any content to the SV Moms Websites that infringes any third-party's intellectual property or other rights.

Not use the SV Moms Websites for any unlawful purpose, or transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the SV Moms Websites any material that would give rise to criminal or civil liability.

Not use the SV Moms Websites for advertisements, chain letters, "spamming," survey solicitations, junk mail or solicitations.

Not impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity.

Not transmit any harmful, invasive or disruptive code or other materials (such as viruses, worms or web bugs) through or to the SV Moms Websites, or otherwise "hack" or deface any portion of the SV Moms Websites.

Not frame, mirror, or scrape any part of the SV Moms Websites without Silicon Valley Moms Group’s prior written authorization.

You acknowledge that Silicon Valley Moms Group has the right, but not the obligation, to modify or remove, any Submissions that violate the Community Rules or that otherwise violate the Terms of Use.

The trademarks, service marks, logos and trade names displayed on the SV Moms Websites (collectively the "Marks") are the registered and unregistered trademarks of Silicon Valley Moms Group, and its licensors and suppliers and certain third parties. All Marks on the SV Moms Websites not owned by Silicon Valley Moms Group are the property of their respective owners. The Marks owned by Silicon Valley Moms Group, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Silicon ValleyMoms Group’s without permission from Silicon Valley Moms Group.

All information provided by you or collected by us  during visits to the SV Moms Websites is governed by Silicon Valley Moms Group's Privacy Policy (see below), which is hereby incorporated into the Terms of Use by reference.

Please be aware that if you decide to disclose personally identifiable information on the SV Moms Websites, this information may become public. Silicon Valley Moms Group does not control the acts of other visitors to the SV Moms Websites, so please be cautious when deciding to reveal personal information on the SV Moms Websites. If you believe a visitor to the SV Moms Websites is improperly collecting or using information about you or other users, please contact Silicon Valley Moms Group at info@svmoms.com.

You agree that Silicon Valley Moms Group, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the SV Moms Websites or any part thereof, at any time and for any reason, including if Silicon Valley Moms Group believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the spirit of the Terms of Use. Further, you agree that Silicon Valley Moms Group will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the SV Moms Websites.

Indemnification:

You hereby agree to indemnify and hold Silicon Valley Moms Group harmless from and against any and all claims, charges, demands, damages, liabilities, losses, expenses, and liabilities of whatever nature and howsoever arising (including, but not limited to, any legal or other professional fees and the costs of defending or prosecuting any claim, any loss of profit, goodwill, and any other direct or consequential loss), incurred or suffered by Silicon Valley Moms Group, directly or indirectly, by reason of any act or omission which you commit in breach of these terms and conditions, and the obligations and warranties contained therein.

Miscellaneous:

The SV Moms Websites are controlled and operated by Silicon Valley Moms Group LLC, which is incorporated as a limited liability company in the State of California. These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of law principles, and is not intended to subject Silicon Valley Moms Group to the laws or jurisdiction of any other state, country or territory. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any court located in the jurisdiction of the County of Santa Clara, State of California,United States of America, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts, in any matter arising out of or related to the SV Moms Websites or these Terms of Use. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Silicon Valley Moms Group may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use, together with all policies referred to herein, is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter.

Questions:

If you have any questions or feedback about these Terms of Use or the SV Moms Website, feel free to contact Silicon Valley Moms Group at info@svmoms.com.

Copyright © 2008 Silicon Valley Moms Group, LLC. All rights reserved. Revision: 04.08.08

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Privacy Policy Silicon Valley Moms Group, LLC Websites

Last Updated: April 2008

Silicon Valley Moms Group, LLC (“Silicon Valley Moms Group”) values the privacy of the visitors (“you”) to the SV Moms Websites (defined in the Terms of Use of Silicon Valley Moms Group, LLC Website – insert link). When visiting the SV Moms Websites, you may have the option of providing personal information including, but not limited to, emailing the Silicon Valley Moms Group, posting a comment through the SV Moms Website, requesting inclusion in an email or other mailing list or feed, submitting an entry for a contest or other promotions, logging in to the SV Moms Websites, thus requiring a username and password, and submitting a link to your personal website or email information. 

Silicon Valley Moms Group gives you the opportunity to agree or decline to give your personal information via the SV Moms Websites. Silicon Valley Moms Group will inform you of the purpose for the collection and does not intend to transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except under the limited conditions described under the discussion entitled “Information Sharing and Disclosure” below. If you choose to provide us with your personal information, we may transfer that information, within Silicon Valley Moms Group or to a third party service provider as necessary.

Domain Information Collection:

Silicon Valley Moms Group may collect domain information to enable us to analyze how our visitors use the SV Moms Websites. This data enables us to become more familiar with which people visit the SV Moms Websites, how often they visit, and what parts of the SV Moms Websites they visit most often. Silicon Valley Moms Group uses this information to improve the SV Moms Websites. This information is collected automatically and requires no action on your part.

Use of Cookies and Tracking User Traffic:

Some pages on the SV Moms Websites may use “cookies”—small files that the SV Moms Websites places on your hard drive for identification purposes. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID to track the pages visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. These files are used for site registration and customization the next time you visit the SV Moms Websites.

Some parts of the SV Moms sites may also use cookies to track user traffic patterns. Silicon Valley Moms Group does this in order to determine the usefulness of the SV Moms Websites information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information. Please note that cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive. Your Web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing the SV Moms Websites, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie. 

Information Sharing and Disclosure:

Your personal information is never shared outside Silicon Valley Moms Group without your permission.

Silicon Valley Moms Group may, however, disclose your personal information, if required to do so by law, or in urgent circumstances, to protect personal safety, the public or the SV Moms Websites.

Protecting the Privacy of Children:

Children under 13 years old are not the target audience for SV Moms Websites. To protect their privacy, Silicon Valley Moms Group prohibits the solicitation of personal information from these children.

Links to Third Party Sites:

This site may contain links to other websites. Silicon Valley Moms Group does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

Silicon Valley Moms Group reserves the right to change, modify or update this policy at any time without notice. Any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information will be posted on the SV Moms Websites. 

Questions: 

If you have any questions or feedback about this Privacy Policy, feel free to contact Silicon Valley Moms Group at info@svmoms.com

Copyright © 2008 Silicon Valley Moms Group, LLC. All rights reserved. Revision: 04.08.08

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