Special-Ism (“Site”) is a website located at http://special-ism.com. Please take a moment to read these Terms of Agreement (“Agreement”). Special-Ism is always evolving; please be aware that we may change this Agreement from time to time. By continuing to use this site after we post any such changes, you accept this Agreement, as modified.
1. Informational Purposes Only
This Site’s information is provided for informational purposes only. No information, services, or materials offered by or through this Site shall be taken to be medical advice. None of the information on this Site shall be used to diagnose or treat any health problem or disease. You are encouraged to consult with a physician, doctor, or other health care provider before using any information on this Site.
2. Proprietary Rights
The Special-Ism name, symbols, slogans, and logos appearing on the Site are proprietary. Use or misuse of these is expressly prohibited and may violate federal and state law.
3. Third Party Materials, Products and Services
Parties other than Special-Ism may provide products, services or content on the Site. Use of the Site and any other material or content made available through the Site is entirely at your own risk. Additionally, the Site contains links to other Internet websites for the convenience of its users in locating information, products, or services that may be of interest. Other terms and conditions may appear and thus apply to specific content of third parties as indicated. This Site does not recommend nor endorse any product, treatment, or service provided on third-party sites or advertised on this Site. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk, and subject to the terms and conditions of that website.
4. Rules for Registration and Article Submissions
To submit an article and access protected writers pages, you will be given an opportunity to register with our site. As part of the registration process, you will select a password. You agree that the information you supply during that registration process is accurate and complete. You are responsible for preserving the confidentiality of your password and you will notify us at (special-ism at master.com) of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your account.
By submitting articles to this Site, you represent that you have the full legal right to the content submitted. We reserve the right to remove articles from the Site that are libelous, incorrect, spiteful, or otherwise inappropriate, in our sole discretion. We are not responsible for changes, modifications, or removal of any articles that you submit to the Site. Articles are published for online sharing and article marketing and not for permanent or long-term storage or for temporary archival purposes. This Site is not obligated to maintain back-up copies of any articles.
This Site requires the submission of original content. You are required to reference any sections directly lifted and/or paraphrased from another source. You, the writer, take full responsibility for your submitted article to be free from copyright infringement. Plagiarism will result in immediate removal of the article and you may possibly lose your writing privileges with this Site. By submitting an article you are agreeing that you are the author, that the article is an original piece of work, and that you have correctly referenced other sources where needed.
Unless you enter into a separate written agreement with this Site, we do not claim ownership (authorship) of articles you submit and you will remain as the author, however, by submitting articles for publication, you automatically grant this Site a royalty-free, world-wide, non-exclusive, and assignable right and license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, edit, translate, create derivative works from, transmit, distribute, and publicly display such articles for the purpose of displaying and promoting the articles on any website operated by, and in any related marketing materials or media produced by, this Site. You obtain no rights in any form, media, or technology incorporating the articles. You grant the Site the right to continue to publish your article as long as the Site desires and you agree to not replicate the article on any other site or in any other media without written permission from this Site.
5. No Relationship
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between You and this Site as a result of this Agreement or use of this Site, including, without limitation, this Site’s Services.
Writers must contact Special-Ism at (master at special-ism dot com) in writing when they desire to terminate their membership. Termination of membership is not retroactive and previously paid fees are not reimbursable. If upon termination, the writer has not published the total number of articles allowed in their membership package, Special-Ism will allow these articles to be submitted for publication up to three months after the formal termination date. At the end of these three months, the membership will be considered fulfilled and officially terminated.
This Site reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate your access to this Site, including without limitation to any of our services, at any time, without notice for any reason whatsoever.
Provisions of this Agreement are intended to survive termination, including but not limited to the representations and warranties contained herein.
7. Communications With The Site
We welcome your feedback and suggestions about how to improve our products, information, and services of this Site. This Site is free to use any ideas, concepts, methods, know-how, techniques, and processes contained in any feedback and suggestion for any purpose whatsoever, including without limitation creating and marketing products, information, or services using such information.
You agree to indemnify this Site from and against any and all liabilities, expenses (including without limitation attorney’s fees) and damages arising out of claims based on your use of this site. This includes but is not limited to any claim of libel, defamation, violation of rights of privacy or publicity, loss of service, and the infringement of intellectual property rights or other rights.
9. Governing Law
This Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey, USA. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Cape May County, New Jersey in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of Special-Ism’s Web Site. Use of Special-Ism’s Web Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this paragraph.
10. Corrections and Changes
We reserve the right to make changes to the Site or its contents at any time. We reserve the right to terminate your access to the Site in the event that you violate these Terms and Conditions or for any reason whatsoever or no reason, with or without notice, in addition to any and all other remedies available at law or in equity. We reserve the right to modify, alter or update these Terms and Conditions at any time. Your continued use of the Site following any changes means that you agree to follow and be bound by the terms as changed. It is the obligation of users visiting the Site before the change to learn of changes to the Terms and Conditions since their last visit. Any change to the Terms and Conditions shall be effective as to any visitor who has visited the Site before the change was made.
Dated: January 31, 2013