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Thursday October 23, 2014

Rules and etiquette (required reading)

Terms of this site


TERMS OF USE

Welcome to BlackEyedPeas.com (the "Site"), owned by the Black Eyed Peas and built and operated by BIA Media Group B.V. ("we," "us," or the "Club") and. The following terms of use ("Terms") govern your use of the Site.
BY CLICKING ON THE "I AGREE" ICON OR BY USING OR VISITING THE SITE, YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND TO FOLLOW THESE TERMS AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS IN YOUR USE OF THE SITE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THESE TERMS AT ANY TIME, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UPON POSTING ON THE SITE. PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE OF THE SITE PERIODICALLY FOR SUCH CHANGES.

USER CONDUCT

User Content
We allow Members (as defined below) to make contributions to the Site ("User Content") through message boards, chat services, member profiles, and other means. By submitting any User Content to the Site, you hereby grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, modify, distribute, have distributed and promote such content in any form, in all media now known or hereinafter created, anywhere in the world, and for any purpose. Furthermore, you thereby waive any so-called moral rights or other similar rights in your User Content.


You agree not to submit or post any User Content that: (i) infringes the rights of a third party, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, rights of privacy and publicity, (ii) is libelous, defamatory or slanderous, (iii) condones, promotes, contains or links to warez, cracks, hacks or similar utilities or programs, (iv) is pornographic or sexually explicit, (v) does or may denigrate or offend any ethnic, racial, gender, religious or other protected group, through use of language, images, stereotypical depiction or otherwise, (vi) is designed to or does harass, threaten, defame or abuse others, (vii) exploits minors in a sexual or violent manner, (viii) promotes, condones or encourages illegal activity or (ix) is generally offensive or in bad taste.


You agree that all of your User Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is your sole responsibility. User Content does not necessarily reflect our views or opinions. We shall not be liable to you or any third party in any way for any User Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any User Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Site. We generally do not pre-screen, pre-edit or otherwise control User Content and, as such, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of User Content. By using the Site, you agree to assume this risk. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor interactions between you and other users of the Site or take any other action in good faith to restrict access to or the availability of any material that we or another user may consider to be obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing or otherwise objectionable. If you discover this kind of User Content on the Site, please notify us at support@blackeyedpeas.com.

Prohibited Activities
You agree to respect the rights of others and exercise good judgment. Without limitation, you agree not to: (i) engage in unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or any other form of solicitation, including, without limitation, "pyramid schemes" or the distribution of promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," or "chain letters," (ii) impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity, (iii) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any User Content transmitted through the Site, (iv) make available, introduce into or direct to the Site 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, (v) interfere with or disrupt the Site or servers or networks connected to the Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site, (vi) violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, rules or regulations, including, without limitation, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, (vii) "stalk" or otherwise harass another person, (viii) "deep link" to any portion of the Site, (ix) collect or store personal data about other users, (x) use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained thereon or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior express written permission, (xi) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure, (xii) display any of the Site in a frame (or any of our content via in-line links), (xiii) engage in any activity that interferes with any third party's ability to use or enjoy the Site, (xiv) assist any third party in engaging in any activity prohibited by these Terms, or (xv) solicit personal information from, harm or attempt to harm minors, in any way.

Commercial Use
You agree not to use the Site for any commercial purpose, such as conducting sales of tickets, merchandise or services of any kind. Without limiting the foregoing, you may not resell or link to other sites for the purpose of selling tickets of any kind.

PRIVACY

We will have the right to collect, share and use your information in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference in these Terms.

MEMBERSHIP

Eligibility and Approval
WE, IN OUR SOLE ABSOLUTE DISCRETION, WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO ALLOW YOU TO BECOME A MEMBER. WE ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE ANY ACCOUNT WHEN WE DEEM NECESSARY< AS WE DEEM NECESSARY.  WITHOUT LIMITATION OF THE FOREGOING, WE WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHECK YOUR CREDIT PRIOR TO OPENING YOUR ACCOUNT, AND REFUSE TO ALLOW YOU TO BECOME A MEMBER IF WE DETERMINE THAT YOU ARE NOT CREDIT-WORTHY.


YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 13 YEARS OF AGE TO BECOME A MEMBER. IF YOU ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 18, YOU MAY BECOME A MEMBER WITH THE CONSENT OF YOUR PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. BY BECOMING A MEMBER, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT: (i) THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE OR (ii) THAT, AS PARENT OR GUARDIAN, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY AND AUTHORIZE YOUR CHILD WHO IS BETWEEN THE AGE OF 13 AND 18 TO USE THIS SITE, SUBJECT TO YOUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR CONDUCT.

Registration Obligations
If you wish to become a member of the Black Eyed Peas Community (a "Member") or are already a Member and wish to use the "Members Only" Section of the Site, you must create a Member Account on the Site through our online registration process. In doing so, you agree to: (i) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site's registration process (such information being the "Registration Data") and (ii) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.

Password and Security
Members will receive a password and an account upon completing the Site's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and your account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to: (i) immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security and (ii) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. We will not be liable to you or any third party for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.

User Names
Members will also receive one or more User Names upon completing the Site's registration process. User Names are issued based upon availability, and all User Names are our property. Upon termination, you shall surrender such User Name(s) and we may reserve or reissue any User Name in our sole discretion.

Billing and Payment
In joining the Black Eyed Peas Community, you agree to pay the fees and other charges as provided in the online order form (the "Order Form"). We reserve the right to change rates by notifying you sixty (60) days in advance of the effective date of the change. Service charges shall be invoiced in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth both in these Terms and the Order Form. All payments shall be made in U.S. currency. You agree to pay a late payment charge equal to 1.5% (or the highest amount permitted by law, whichever is lower) per month or portion thereof on the outstanding balance of any invoice remaining unpaid thirty (30) days after the date upon which payment is due ("Due Date"). Accounts unpaid after the Due Date may have service suspended or terminated. Such suspension or termination shall not relieve you of your obligation to pay the fee due. You agree to pay us our expenses, including attorney's fees and collection agency fees, incurred in enforcing our rights under this Section. You shall pay all federal, state, and local sales, use, value added, excise, duty and any other taxes assessed with respect to your account. You understand that all Memberships renew automatically at the end of their subscription period until you request a cancellation.

Term and Cancellation (Web Access)
The term of this Agreement shall be quarter to quarter, annually, or otherwise, as provided in the Order Form. If you cancel your Service Agreement prior to the end of a billing cycle, we shall not refund to you any fees paid in advance of such cancellation. For security, all cancellation requests must be made by the primary contact person on the account who must provide sufficient customer identification information. Any cancellation request shall be effective upon receipt, unless another date is specified in such cancellation request. Any cancellation by us shall not relieve you of any obligations to pay fees accrued prior to such cancellation.
You can cancel online by visiting your “My Account” area on the site:
http://www.blackeyedpeas.com/

General Practices & Limits
You also acknowledge that BlackEyedPeas.com may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Site, including without limitation, limiting the maximum number of days that email messages, message board postings or other uploaded content will be retained by the Site, the maximum number of email messages that may be sent from or received by an account on the Site, the maximum size of any email message that may be sent from or received by an account on the Site, the maximum disk space that will be allotted on BlackEyedPeas.com servers on your behalf, the maximum length of time that an IP address will be assigned for your use, the maximum throughput of traffic from the Internet or associated service (e.g., Usenet, email, web hosting), and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Site in a given period of time. You agree that BlackEyedPeas.com has no responsibility or liability for the deletion, for failure to store or to deliver any messages and other communications, for the modification or malformation of data communications over the Site, or for other content maintained or transmitted by the Site. You acknowledge that BlackEyedPeas.com reserves the right to log off accounts that are, or disconnect a session that is, inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that BlackEyedPeas.com reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time without advanced notice.

IP Address Ownership
We shall maintain and control ownership of all IP numbers and addresses that may be assigned to you by us and we reserve, in our sole discretion, the right to change or remove any and all such IP numbers and addresses.

CPU Usage
You agree that you shall not use excessive amounts of CPU processing on any of our servers. Any violation of this policy may result in corrective action by us, in our sole discretion, including assessment of additional charges, disconnection or discontinuance of any and all Services, or termination of this Agreement. In the event that we elect to take any corrective action, you shall not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid in advance prior to such corrective action.

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

You agree that all content and materials available on the Site are protected by rights of publicity, copyright, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. Unless expressly authorized by us, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works from materials or content available on the Site. Notwithstanding the above, you may use the content and materials on the Site in the course of your normal, personal, non-commercial use of the Site.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS POLICY

We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask our users to do the same. We will, in our sole and absolute discretion, terminate the account or use privileges of any user who repeatedly violates the rights of others.
If you believe that your copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights have been infringed, please provide us with a written notification that includes the following:
1. A physical or electronic signature of person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed;
2. Identification of the copyrighted work or other right claimed to have been infringed, or if multiple copyrighted works or rights are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works or rights;
3. 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 us to locate the material;
4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;
5. A statement that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the rights owner, its agent, or the law; and
6. 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 the right that is allegedly infringed. Please direct all notifications to the Intellectual Property Rights Agent, who may be reached at adrost(at)brothersinart.net.

MODIFICATION, SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION

We reserve the right at any time to suspend, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any portion of the Site or the Club with or without prior notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any suspension, modification or discontinuance.
We, in our sole and absolute discretion, may terminate your access to the Site or your account for any reason, including, without limitation, your breach of these Terms, with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party. Upon such termination, we: (i) may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in such accounts and/or bar any further access to such account or files, without liability to you or any third party for doing so or (ii) will not refund your membership or any other fees you have paid to the Black Eyed Peas Community.

REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

You hereby represent and warrant to us that: (i) you have the full power and authority to enter into and perform under these Terms, (ii) your use the Site will not infringe the copyright, trademark, right of publicity or any other legal right of any third party, and (iii) you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in using the Site and in engaging in all other activities arising from, relating to or connected with these Terms.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold the Black Eyed Peas Community, BIA Media Group B.V, Brothers in art V.O.F., BEP Merchandise INC, BEP Touring INC, as well as their subsidiaries, affiliates, owners, associates, licensees, licensors, officers, agents and other partners and employees (the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from any claim, demand, action, damage, loss, cost or expense, including without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred in connection with any suit or proceeding brought against any of the Indemnified Parties arising out of your use of the Site or alleging facts or circumstances that could constitute a breach of any provision of these Terms by you. If you are obligated to indemnify any of the Indemnified Parties, such party will have the right, in its sole and exclusive discretion, to control any action or proceeding and determine whether they wish to settle it, and if so, on what terms.

DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

Disclaimers
YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. THE CLUB EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.


THE BLACK EYED PEAS COMMUNITY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR THAT (v) ANY ERRORS IN ANY DATA OR SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.

Links and Third-Party Services
ANY THIRD-PARTY LINKS, SERVICES, RESOURCES OR INFORMATION PROVIDED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE ARE NOT CONTROLLED BY US. ACCORDINGLY, WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES REGARDING SUCH THIRD-PARTY LINKS, SERVICES, RESOURCES OR INFORMATION, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY OR NON-INFRINGEMENT AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICES, RESOURCES OR INFORMATION.

Exclusion of Damages
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE.

Limitations on Liability
IN THE CASE OF A MEMBER, IN NO EVENT WILL OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN ANY MATTER ARISING FROM, RELATING TO OR CONNECTED WITH THE SITE OR THESE TERMS EXCEED THE ACTUAL DOLLAR AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO THE CLUB DURING THE 12-MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE DATE THE DAMAGE OR LOSS OCCURRED OR THE CAUSE OF ACTION AROSE.
IN THE CASE OF A NON-MEMBER USER OF THE SITE, IN NO EVENT WILL OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN ANY MATTER ARISING FROM, RELATING TO OR CONNECTED WITH THE SITE OR THESE TERMS EXCEED THE SUM OF TWENTY-FIVE ($25) DOLLARS.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Force Majeure
We will not be liable to you or any third party for failure or delay in performing our obligations hereunder if such failure or delay is due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of any governmental body, war, insurrection, sabotage, terrorism, embargo, fire, flood, strike or other labor disturbance, interruption of or delay in transportation, unavailability of interruption or delay in telecommunications or third party services (including DNS propagation), failure of third party software or hardware or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies, or power used in or equipment needed for provision of the Site.

ARBITRATION

You agree that any dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms or your use of the Site will be submitted to confidential binding arbitration in Los Angeles, CA. Arbitration under these Terms will be conducted under the prevailing rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator's award will be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under these Terms will be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to these Terms, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate the intellectual property rights of the Black Eyed Peas Community and/or BIA Media Group B.V., these persons or entities may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of California, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

MISCELLANEOUS

The Site is based in the United States of America and operated from The Netherlands. Information which you send to us by email or which we gather from you when you visit our website is held and processed in the United States of America and/or The Netherlands. These Terms shall be binding upon and inure to our benefit, and our successors, and assigns. You may not assign these Terms without our prior written consent. These Terms contain the entire understanding of the parties regarding their subject matter, and supersede all prior and contemporaneous agreements and understandings between the parties regarding their subject matter. The Terms and the relationship between you and us shall be governed by the laws of the State of California and the United States of America without regard to any conflict of law provisions. No failure or delay by a party in exercising any right, power or privilege under these Terms shall operate as a waiver thereof. The invalidity or unenforceability of any of these Terms shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other of these Terms, all of which shall remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Site or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

BREACH

If you become aware of any activity that may constitute a breach of these Terms, please notify us at support@blackeyedpeas.com. We will investigate your claim and may deem appropriate.

TRADEMARKS
BEP is the trademark of the Black Eyed Peas. BIA Media Group is the Trademark of BIA Media Group B.V.…All rights reserved. The Black Eyed Peas Community is operated by BIA Media Group B.V., which is located at Stationsstraat 20b - 1211 EN Hilversum - The Netherlands; All other trademarks on the Site are the property of their respective owners.

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