Spa Week Media - Terms and Conditions

SPA WEEK MEDIA GROUP, LTD. ("SWMG," "WE," OR "US") INTERNET WEB SITE TERMS OF USE

THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW (THE "TERMS") GOVERN YOUR USE OF THIS SITE ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB. THESE TERMS ARE A LEGAL CONTRACT BETWEEN YOU AND SWMG AND GOVERN YOUR ACCESS TO, AND USE OF, THE SWMG WEBSITE LOCATED AT THE URL: WWW.SPAWEEK.COM, TOGETHER WITH THE SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE (THE "SITE"). IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS, DO NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THIS SITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR AGREEMENT TO ABIDE BY EACH OF THE TERMS SET FORTH BELOW. SWMG MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE CONTENT AND SERVICES OFFERED ON THIS SITE AT ANY TIME. SWMG CAN CHANGE THESE TERMS AT ANY TIME BY POSTING UPDATED TERMS OF USE ON THIS SITE AND WE MAY SEND REGISTERED USERS AN EMAIL NOTICE OF THE CHANGES. IF ANY MODIFICATION IS UNACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOU SHALL CEASE USING THIS SITE. IF YOU DO NOT CEASE USING THIS SITE, YOU WILL BE CONCLUSIVELY DEEMED TO HAVE ACCEPTED THE CHANGE.

YOU MUST BE AGE 13 OR OLDER TO USE THIS SITE. IF YOU ARE UNDER AGE 18, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN'S PERMISSION TO USE THIS SITE AND HAVE THEM READ AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS. YOU REPRESENT, ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE - OR - THAT YOU ARE THE PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN OF A USER THAT IS OVER THE AGE OF 13, AND YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS.

General Use Restrictions.

SWMG provides content and services through this Site. Certain information, documents, products and services provided on and through this Site, including (but not limited to) content, logos, graphics, information and advice and images (together, the "Materials") that are not Submissions (as defined below) are provided to you by SWMG and are the copyrighted and/or trademarked work of SWMG or SWMG's contributors.

SWMG grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use and to display and to make one copy of the Materials and to use the services on this Site solely for your personal use. Except for the license set forth in the preceding sentence above, you acknowledge and agree that you have no right to modify, edit, copy, reproduce, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, alter, enhance or in any way exploit any of the Materials in any manner.

This limited license terminates automatically, without notice to you, if you breach any of these Terms. Upon termination of the limited license, you agree to immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials. Except as stated herein, you acknowledge that you have no right, title or interest in or to this Site or any Materials.

Password Restricted Areas of this Site.

You may need a password to login to this Site and to use certain functions and areas within this Site. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and agree to notify SWMG if your password is lost, stolen, or disclosed to an unauthorized third party, or otherwise may have been compromised. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify SWMG of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security in relation to this Site known to you.

Purchases.

If applicable, you agree to pay all fees or charges to your account based on SWMG's fees, charges, and billing terms in effect as shown on the payment page. You are responsible for paying any taxes that may apply. If you do not pay on time or if SWMG cannot charge your credit card or other payment method for any reason, SWMG reserves the right to either suspend or terminate your access to the Site and account and terminate these Terms. You are expressly agreeing that SWMG is permitted to bill you for the applicable fees, any applicable tax and any other charges you may incur in connection with your use of this Site and the fees will be billed to your credit card or other payment method designated by you.

Privacy Policy.

Your use of this Site is governed by the SWMG Privacy Policy, which is available at http://www.spaweek.com/privacy (the "Privacy Policy").

Third Party Content.

Certain information and other content that are not Submissions may be provided by third party licensors and suppliers to SWMG ("Third Party Content"). The Third Party Content is, in each case, the copyrighted and/or trademarked work of the creator/licensor. You agree to only display the Third Party Content on your personal computer solely for your personal use. You acknowledge and agree that you have no right to download, cache, reproduce, modify, display (except as set forth in this paragraph), edit, alter or enhance any of the Third Party Content in any manner unless you have permission from the owner of the Third Party Content. SWMG DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIRD PARTY CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Links to Third Party Sites.

This Site may be linked to other sites that are not SWMG sites. SWMG is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and SWMG is not responsible for such linked sites, including, without limitation, the content or links, terms and conditions or privacy policies displayed on such sites. In certain situations, you may be transferred to a third party website through a link (but it may appear that you are still on this Site), and you acknowledge and agree that the third party website terms and conditions and privacy policy apply in this situation.

Submissions.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for the information, profile information, messages, ratings, comments, photos, videos, graphics and other content or material that you submit, upload, post or otherwise make available on or through the Site (each a "Submission") and through the services available in connection with this Site (such as chat boards), and that you, and not SWMG, have full responsibility for each such Submission you make, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, and trademark and copyright ownership. Unless otherwise explicitly stated herein or in the SWMG Privacy Policy, you agree that any Submission provided by you in connection with this Site is provided on a non-proprietary and non-confidential basis. You agree that SWMG is free to use a Submission for the purpose of providing you with the associated services and you grant SWMG a sublicensable, perpetual, nonexclusive, worldwide, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), royalty-free license to (in any media, whether now known or not currently known or invented) link to, utilize, use, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, distribute, modify and prepare derivative works of the Submission. YOU RETAIN OWNERSHIP OF ANY COPYRIGHTS OR OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN YOUR SUBMISSIONS). However, SWMG agrees to use all of your Submissions in accordance with SWMG's Privacy Policy applicable to personally identifiable information.

You further agree that you will not upload, post or otherwise make available on this Site any material protected by copyright, trademark, or any other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of such copyright, trademark or other proprietary right owned by a third party, and the burden of determining whether any material is protected by any such right is on you. You shall be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, trademarks, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from any Submission that you make.

You represent and warrant that: (i) you own all Submissions posted by you on or through this Site or otherwise have the right to grant the licenses with respect to Submissions to SWMG set forth in this section, and (ii) the posting of your Submissions on or through this Site does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, trademark rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, damages and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Submissions posted by you to or through this Site.

When submitting Submissions to or otherwise using this Site and/or the services, you agree not to, without limitation:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
  • Use racially, ethnically, or otherwise offensive language.
  • Discuss or incite illegal activity.
  • Use explicit/obscene language or solicit/post sexually explicit images (actual or simulated).
  • Post anything that exploits children or minors or that depicts cruelty to animals.
  • Post any copyrighted or trademarked materials without the express permission from the owner.
  • Disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, 'junk mail', 'spam', 'chain letters', 'pyramid schemes', or any other form of such solicitation.
  • Use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Site.
  • Take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.
  • Alter the opinions or comments posted by others on this Site.

This list of prohibitions provides examples and is not complete or exclusive. SWMG reserves the right to (a) terminate your access to your account, your ability to post to this Site (or the services) and (b) refuse, delete or remove any Submissions; with or without cause and with or without notice, for any reason or no reason, or for any action that SWMG determines is inappropriate or disruptive to this Site or to any other user of this Site and/or services. SWMG may report to law enforcement authorities any actions that may be illegal, and any reports it receives of such conduct. When legally required or at SWMG's discretion, SWMG will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any investigation of alleged illegal activity on this Site or on the Internet.

These prohibitions do not require SWMG to monitor, police or remove any Submissions or other information submitted by you or any other user.

Unauthorized Activities.

Submissions and unauthorized use of any Materials or Third Party Content contained on this Site may violate certain laws and regulations. You agree to indemnify and hold SWMG and its officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, licensors, and business partners harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees and costs of defense) SWMG or any other indemnified party suffers in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of avoiding, any claim or demand from a third party that your use of this Site or the use of this Site by any person using your user name and/or password (including without limitation, your participation in the posting areas or, your Submissions) violates any applicable law or regulation, or the copyrights, trademark rights or other rights of any third party.

Proprietary Rights.

SPA WEEK® is a trademark of Spa Week Media Group, Ltd. in the United States. Other trademarks, names and logos on this Site are the property of their respective owners.

Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all information and screens appearing on this Site, including documents, services, site design, text, graphics, logos, images and icons, as well as the arrangement thereof, are the sole property of SWMG, Copyright © 2010 Spa Week Media Group, Ltd. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. Except as otherwise required or limited by applicable law, any reproduction, distribution, modification, retransmission, or publication of any copyrighted material is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the copyright owner or license.

Copyright and Trademark Infringements.

Notification:

SWMG respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask you to do the same. SWMG may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, terminate service and/or access to this Site for users who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work is the subject of copyright infringement and/or trademark infringement and appears on our Site, please provide SWMG's designated agent the following information:

  • 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 and/or trademarked work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple 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 at the Site, and information reasonably sufficient to permit

SWMG to locate the material.

  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit SWMG to contact you as the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted.
  • 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 and/or trademark owner, its agent, or the law.
  • 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.

SWMG's agent for notice of claims of copyright or trademark infringement on this Site can be reached as follows:

By mail:
Cheryl Reid
President/ CEO
Spa Week Media Group, Ltd.
89 Fifth Avenue, Suite 500
New York, NY 10003

By phone:
(212) 352-8098

By e mail:
info@spaweek.com

Please also note that for copyright infringements under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

Disclaimer of Warranties.

Your use of this Site and/or the services is at your own risk. Neither the Materials, Submissions nor the Third Party Content have been verified or authenticated in whole or in part by SWMG, and they may include inaccuracies or typographical or other errors. SWMG does not warrant the accuracy of timeliness of the Materials, Submissions or the Third Party Content contained on this Site. SWMG has no liability for any errors or omissions in the Materials, Submissions and/or the Third Party Content, whether provided by SWMG or our licensors.

SWMG OFFERS HEALTH, FITNESS AND NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION DESIGNED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS SITE, THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. BEFORE ADHERING TO ANY OF RECOMMENDATIONS OR UNDERTAKING ANY PROGRAM, YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN. IN NO WAY WILL SWMG BE RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURIES OR OTHER PROBLEMS THAT MIGHT OCCUR DUE TO THE USE OF ANY SWMG PROVIDED INFORMATION OR ANY ACTIONS TAKEN OR NOT TAKEN BASED ON THE CONTENT OF ANY SWMG PROVIDED INFORMATION.

IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HEALTH, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT WITH A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL. DO NOT DISREGARD, AVOID OR DELAY OBTAINING MEDICAL OR HEALTH RELATED ADVICE FROM YOUR HEALTH-CARE PROFESSIONAL BECAUSE OF INFORMATION SWMG MAY PROVIDE YOU OR THAT YOU HAVE READ ON THIS SITE, HOWEVER PROVIDED. THE USE OF ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY SWMG IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. SWMG MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, AS TO THEIR ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR APPROPRIATENESS FOR ANY PURPOSE. DEVELOPMENTS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH MAY IMPACT THE HEALTH, FITNESS AND NUTRITIONAL ADVICE THAT IS PROVIDED BY SWMG.

SWMG FOR ITSELF AND ITS LICENSORS, MAKES NO EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR GUARANTEES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE, THE SERVICES, ANY MATERIALS, SUBMISSIONS OR THIRD PARTY CONTENT, RELATING TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE MATERIALS, THE THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND THE SUBMISSIONS OF OTHER USERS OF THIS SITE. UNLESS OTHERWISE EXPLICITLY STATED, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THIS SITE, THE SERVICES, MATERIALS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, SUBMISSIONS, AND ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL CONTAINED OR PRESENTED ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" AND "WHERE-IS" BASIS WITH NO WARRANTY OF IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS. SWMG DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTIES AGAINST VIRUSES, SPYWARE OR MALWARE THAT MAY BE INSTALLED ON YOUR COMPUTER.

Limitation of Liability.

SWMG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR DISPLAYING, COPYING, OR DOWNLOADING ANY MATERIALS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT OR SUBMISSIONS TO OR FROM THIS SITE EXCEEDING THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID TO SWMG IN THE PREVIOUS TWELVE MONTHS BEFORE THE INSTITUTION OF A CLAIM. IN NO EVENT SHALL SWMG BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXTRAORDINARY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) HOWEVER ARISING, EVEN IF SWMG KNOWS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

SWMG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM YOUR PURCHASE OF ANY SERVICES, TREATMENTS, AND/ OR PRODUCTS THROUGH THIS SITE OR AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE. IN NO EVENT SHALL SWMG BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, EXTRAORDINARY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, HOWEVER ARISING, EVEN IF YOU AND/ OR SWMG KNOWS THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

Local Laws; Export Control.

SWMG controls and operates this Site from its headquarters in the United States of America and the Materials, Submissions and/or Third Party Content may not be appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you use this Site outside the United States of America, you are responsible for following applicable local laws.

General.

If you violate these Terms, SWMG may terminate and/or suspend your access to this Site without notice. SWMG prefers to advise you of your inappropriate behavior and to recommend any necessary corrective action. However, certain violations of these Terms, as determined by SWMG, may result in immediate termination. New York state law and U.S. federal law, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions, will govern these Terms. Any disputes relating to these Terms or this Site will be exclusively heard in the courts located in New York County (State of New York). If any of these Terms is found to be inconsistent with applicable law, then such term shall be interpreted to reflect the intentions of the parties, and no other terms will be modified. SWMG's failure to enforce any of these Terms is not a waiver of such term. These Terms are the entire agreement between you and SWMG and supersede all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements between you and SWMG about this Site. The proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, representations made by you, indemnities, limitations of liability and general provisions shall survive any termination of these Terms.