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Date of Last Revision:  October 8, 2008

Welcome to USMAYA.  By using our website at www.usmaya.org you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions, whether or not you are a registered member. We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or delete portions of these Terms & Conditions at any time without further notice. If we do this, we will post the changes to these Terms & Conditions on this page and will indicate at the top of this page the date these terms were last revised.  Your continued use of the site after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms & Conditions.  If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms & Conditions, do not use or access this site. It is your responsibility to regularly check if there have been changes to these Terms & Conditions and to review such changes.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, REMEDIES AND OBLIGATIONS. THESE INCLUDE VARIOUS LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS, AND A DISPUTE RESOLUTION CLAUSE THAT GOVERNS HOW DISPUTES WILL BE RESOLVED.


Eligibility


This site is intended to provide information about M.A.Y.A. (Melkite Association of Young Adults) to everyone.  The registered users of this site must be seventeen (17) years of age or older.  This is due to the member requirements of M.A.Y.A. requiring members being eighteen (18) years of age or older and at least one (1) year out of high school.  Any registration by anyone who is under seventeen (17) years of age, is unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of these Terms & Conditions.  By registering you represent and warrant that you are seventeen (17) or older and that you agree to and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this agreement.


Registration Data; Account Security


In consideration of your use of this site, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about you as may be prompted by any registration forms on the site; (b) maintain the security of your password and identification; (c) maintain and promptly update the registration data, and any other information you provide, to keep it accurate, current and complete; and (d) be fully responsible for all use of your account and for any actions that take place using your account.


Proprietary Rights in Site Content; Limited License


All content on this site, including designs, text, graphics, pictures, video, information, applications, software, music, sound and other files, and their selection and arrangement are the proprietary property of M.A.Y.A., its users or its licensors with all rights reserved. No site content may be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, scraped, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own user content (as defined below) that you legally post on this site. Provided that you are eligible for use of this site, you are granted a limited license to access and use this site and the site content and to download or print a copy of any portion of the site content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you keep all copyright or other proprietary notices intact. Except for your own user content, you may not upload or republish site content on any Internet, Intranet or Extranet site or incorporate the information in any other database or compilation, and any other use of the site content is strictly prohibited. Such license is subject to these Terms & Conditions and does not permit use of any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. Any use of this site or the site content other than as specifically authorized herein, without the prior written permission of M.A.Y.A., is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws including copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated herein, nothing in these Terms & Conditions shall be construed as conferring any license to intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time without notice and with or without cause.


User Conduct


You understand that except for advertising programs offered by us on this site, the site is available for your personal, non-commercial use only. You represent, warrant and agree that no materials of any kind submitted through your account or otherwise posted, transmitted, or shared by you on or through this site will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity or other personal or proprietary rights; or contain libelous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material.

In addition, you agree not to use this site to:

  • harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from the site by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications;
  • use the site in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the site;
  • use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the site;
  • upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any content that we deem to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  • upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any videos other than those of a personal nature that: (i) are of you or your friends, (ii) are taken by you or your friends, or (iii) are original art or animation created by you or your friends;
  • register for more than one user account, register for a user account on behalf of an individual other than yourself, or register for a user account on behalf of any group or entity;
  • impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent yourself, your age or your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation;
  • upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make publicly available on this site any private information of any third party, including, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
  • solicit personal information from anyone under 18 or solicit passwords or personally identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes;
  • upload, post, transmit, share or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • intimidate or harass another;
  • upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
  • use or attempt to use another's account, service or system without authorization from M.A.Y.A., or create a false identity on this site.
  • upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that, in the sole judgment of M.A.Y.A., is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying this site, or which may expose M.A.Y.A. or its users to any harm or liability of any type.

User Content Posted on this Site


You are solely responsible for the photos, profiles (including your name, image, and likeness), messages, notes, text, information, music, video, advertisements, listings, and other content that you upload, publish or display (hereinafter, "post") on or through this site, or transmit to or share with other users (collectively the "user content"). You may not post, transmit, or share user content on this site that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post. You understand and agree that M.A.Y.A. may, but is not obligated to, review this site and may delete or remove (without notice) any site content or user content in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, including user content that in the sole judgment of M.A.Y.A. violates this agreement, or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of users or others. You are solely responsible at your sole cost and expense for creating backup copies and replacing any user content you post or store on this site or provide to M.A.Y.A.

When you post user content to this site, you authorize and direct us to make such copies thereof as we deem necessary in order to facilitate the posting and storage of the user content on this site. By posting user content to any part of this site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to M.A.Y.A. an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such user content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with this site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such user content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. You may remove your user content from this site at any time. If you choose to remove your user content, the license granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that M.A.Y.A. may retain archived copies of your user content. M.A.Y.A. does not assert any ownership over your user content; rather, as between us and you, subject to the rights granted to us in these Terms, you retain full ownership of all of your user content and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your user content.


Copyright Complaints


We respect the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit users from uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting on the M.A.Y.A. website any materials that violate another party's intellectual property rights. When we receive proper Notification of Alleged Copyright Infringement, we promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and terminate the accounts of repeate infringers as described herein in accordance with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. If you believe that any material on this site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, you may send a written notification of such infringement to us.


Repeat Infringer Policy


In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, M.A.Y.A. has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at M.A.Y.A.'s sole discretion, members who are deemed to be repeat infringers. M.A.Y.A. may also at its sole discretion limit access to this site and/or terminate the memberships of any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.


Third Party Websites and Content


This site contains (or you may be sent through this site) links to other web sites ("Third Party Sites") as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (the "Third Party Applications, Software or Content"). Such Third Party Sites and Third Party Applications, Software or Content are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for any Third Party Sites accessed through this site or any Third Party Applications, Software or Content posted on, available through or installed from this site, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices or other policies of or contained in the Third Party Sites or the Third Party Applications, Software or Content. Inclusion of, linking to or permitting the use or installation of any Third Party Site or any Third Party Applications, Software or Content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by us. If you decide to leave this site and access the Third Party Sites or to use or install any Third Party Applications, Software or Content, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from this site or relating to any applications you use or install from this site.


Share Service


M.A.Y.A. offers a feature whereby users of this site can share with others or post to their own member profile, videos, articles and other Third Party Applications, Software or Content from, and/or links to, Third Party Sites through this site. You acknowledge and agree that your use of the Share Services and all links, User Content or Third Party Applications, Software or Content shared through the Share Service is subject to, and will fully comply with the user conduct rules set forth above and the other terms and conditions set forth in these Terms & Conditions.


User Disputes


You are solely responsible for your interactions with other M.A.Y.A. users.  We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.


Privacy


We care about the privacy of our users. By using this site, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed.


Disclaimers


M.A.Y.A. is not responsible or liable in any manner for any user content or Third Party Applications, Software or Content posted on this site, whether posted or caused by users of this site, by M.A.Y.A., by third parties or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this site. Although we provide rules for user conduct and postings, we do not control and are not responsible for what users post, transmit or share on this site and are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content you may encounter on this site or in connection with any user content or Third Party Applications, Software or Content. M.A.Y.A. is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of this site.

This site may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons. M.A.Y.A. 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, User communications. M.A.Y.A. is not responsible for any technical malfunction or other problems of any telephone network or service, computer systems, servers or providers, computer or mobile phone equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any site or combination thereof, including injury or damage to User's or to any other person's computer, mobile phone, or other hardware or software, related to or resulting from using or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with this site, including any Mobile Client software. Under no circumstances will M.A.Y.A. be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage to any user content or personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of this site, any user content or Third Party Applications, Software or Content posted on or through this site or transmitted to Users, or any interactions between users of this site, whether online or offline.

THIS SITE, ANY PLATFORM APPLICATIONS AND THE SITE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS" AND M.A.Y.A. DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. M.A.Y.A. CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DOES NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF THIS SITE AND/OR THE SERVICE AND/OR ANY PLATFORM APPLICATIONS. M.A.Y.A. DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT SOFTWARE, CONTENT OR MATERIALS ON THIS SITE, THE SERVICE OR ANY PLATFORM APPLICATIONS ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THIS SITE OR SERVICE ITS SERVERS, OR ANY PLATFORM APPLICATIONS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IN THE USE AND DOWNLOADING OF ANY SUCH SOFTWARE, CONTENT OR MATERIALS AND USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND DISINFECT VIRUSES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN CONTENT, MATERIAL, DATA OR SOFTWARE (INCLUDING ANY MOBILE CLIENT) FROM OR THROUGH THE SERVICE AND ANY PLATFORM APPLICATIONS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE THEREOF AND ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE OR COMPUTER SYSTEM, LOSS OF DATA OR OTHER HARM OF ANY KIND THAT MAY RESULT.

M.A.Y.A. reserves the right to change any and all content, software and other items used or contained in this site and Platform Applications offered through this site at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by M.A.Y.A.


Limitation on Liability


IN NO EVENT WILL M.A.Y.A. BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, ANY PLATFORM APPLICATIONS OR ANY OF THE SITE CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIALS ON, ACCESSED THROUGH OR DOWNLOADED FROM THIS SITE, EVEN IF M.A.Y.A. IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, M.A.Y.A.’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 M.A.Y.A. FOR THE SERVICE DURING THE TERM OF MEMBERSHIP, BUT IN NO CASE WILL THE M.A.Y.A.’S LIABILITY TO YOU EXCEED $1000. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IF NO FEES ARE PAID TO COMPANY FOR THE SERVICE, YOU SHALL BE LIMITED TO INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ONLY, UNLESS OTHERWISE PERMITTED BY LAW, AND SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO DAMAGES OF ANY KIND FROM COMPANY, REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION.

CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.


Termination


M.A.Y.A. may terminate your membership, delete your profile and any content or information that you have posted on this site or through any Platform Application and/or prohibit you from using or accessing this site or any Platform Application (or any portion, aspect or feature of this site or any Platform Application) for any reason, or no reason, at any time in its sole discretion, with or without notice, including if it believes that you are under seventeen (17).


Other


These Terms & Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and M.A.Y.A. regarding the use of this site, superseding any prior agreements between you and M.A.Y.A. relating to your use of this site. The failure of M.A.Y.A. to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms & Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. If any provision of these Terms & Conditions shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms & Conditions and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

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