Terms of Service

Legal

  1. General Policy
    1. These Terms of Service, along with any additional terms and content guidelines (Such as the Content Upload Policy) that are referenced herein or that are presented elsewhere on FurryLife Online ("The Site", alternatively "FLO") in relation to a specific service or feature, along with the site's Privacy Policy and Content Upload Policy, set forth the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the FurryLife Online site. By using the Site, you agree to comply with all of these terms and conditions hereof. If you do not agree with these Terms of Service, you should not access or use the Site.
    2. FLO may change or modify these Terms of Service, or any part thereof, or add or remove terms at any time, and such modifications, additions, or deletions will be effective immediately upon posting. Your use of the Site after such posting shall be deemed to constitute acceptance by you of such modifications, additions, or deletions. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. FLO encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
    3. FLO may change or discontinue any aspect, service, or feature of the site at any time, including, but not limited to, content, hours of availability, and equipment needed for access or use.
    4. You are given the opportunity to register via an online registration form to create a user account ("Your Account") that may allow you to receive information from FLO and/or to participate in certain features on the Site such as certain interactive areas. FLO will use the information you provide in accordance with our Privacy Policy. During the registration process, you will be required to choose a user name and provide a password. You acknowledge and agree that FLO may rely on this username and password to identify you. You shall be responsible to protect the confidentiality of your username and/or password, if any. You are responsible for all use of Your Account, regardless of whether you authorized such access or use, and for ensuring that all use of Your Account complies with the provisions of these Terms of Service. FLO will never disclose your information for personal gain or without the express written permission by The User, in accordance to state and local laws. 
  2. User Accounts and User Content
    1. The following terms apply to user accounts and to content submitted by users on the Site's interactive areas.
      1. By registering for a User Account, you certify that you:
        1. Are at least 13 years of age.
          1. No individual under 13 years of age may register an account, use our services, provide any information to the Site, or otherwise upload and/or transmit personally identifiable information through our Services.
          2. Individuals found to have registered a User Account who are under the age of 13 are subject to have their accounts removed, reclaimed or terminated indefinitely. 
        2. Agree to provide accurate and truthful information when registering an account.
        3. Agree to provide a user name that does not violate the Community Guidelines.
        4. Agree that the Staff and Administration of FurryLife Online ("The Staff") may:
          1. Remove content which violates the aforementioned Community Guidelines.
          2. Remove, deactivate, reclaim, or rename any account which violates the Terms contained herein.
      2. By submitting any User Content or participating in an Interactive Area within or in connection with the Site, you agree to abide by the following community guidelines and Content Upload Policy:
        1. You agree not to upload, post, or transmit content which goes against the Content Upload Policy. Furthermore, you agree not to upload, post, or transmit any content which:
        2. Violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others, including any statements for which the sole purpose is to defame, harass, stalk, or threaten others.
        3. Contains abusive behavior towards others.
        4. Violates any law, advocates or provides instruction on dangerous, illegal, or predatory acts, or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them.
        5. Contains any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials with respect to products or services, i.e. “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes”, etc.
        6. You agree not to upload, post or otherwise transmit any User Content, software or other materials which contain a virus or other harmful or disruptive component.
        7. You agree not to reproduce, replicate, copy, sell or resell, or exploit for any commercial purpose, any portion of the Site, use the Site, or access the Site.
        8. You agree not to reproduce, replicate, copy, sell or resell, or exploit for any commercial purpose the work of other Users and claim them as Your own (copyright laws regarding derivative works and parodies apply and are accepted under the Content Upload Agreement), with or without their express written permission. 
        9. You agree not to post other's work, claiming it as your own without proper credit.
        10. FLO reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove or edit User Content by you and to terminate Your Account for any reason.
        11. By submitting User Content to the Site, you automatically grant FurryLife Online the non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to use, host, store, reproduce, publish, display, perform, distribute, transmit, modify, and adapt that Content. These permissions do not transfer the rights of your User Content or allow us to create any deviations of that content outside of the aforementioned purposes. You further grant FurryLife Online the right, but not the obligation, to pursue at law any person or entity that violates your or Furry Life Online's rights in the User Content by a breach of these Terms of Service.
        12. User Content submitted by you will be considered non-confidential, and FLO has no obligation to treat such content as proprietary information except where pursuant to the Privacy Policy. Without limiting the foregoing, FLO reserves the right to use any User Content as it deems appropriate, including without limitation, deleting, editing, modifying, rejecting, or refusing to post such content. FLO is under no obligation to edit, delete, or otherwise modify User Content once it has been submitted. FurryLife Online shall have no duty to attribute authorship of such content to you, and shall not be obligated to enforce any form of attribution by third parties.
  3. Copyright Ownership
    1. The Site contains copyright material, trademarks, and other proprietary information, including but not limited to: text, software, photos, videos, graphics, music, and sound. The entire contents of the Site are copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws (United States Code, Title 17).
    2. Uploads to the site do not automatically give FLO copyright of those materials. The original copyright owner retains that right.
    3. FLO is a distributor (and not a publisher or creator) of content supplied by third parties and Users. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers or users of the Site, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s), and not of FurryLife Online. Neither FLO nor any third-party provider guarantees the accuracy or usefulness of any content.
    4. In many instances, content available through the Site represents the opinions and judgments of the respective user or information provider not under contract with FurryLife Online. FLO neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on the Site by any third party.
    5. FurryLife Online may run advertisements and promotions from third-parties on the Site. Your business dealings or correspondence with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers other than FurryLife Online, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third-party. FLO is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of third-party advertisers on the site.
    6. Users may only upload content that was either made by or for them (e.g. gift, commission, etc.) and only if the artist of the work has granted permission for the work to be uploaded and has been credited. Derivative works using free-to-use content not made by the uploading User (such as Creative Commons resources, royalty-free works, etc.) are permitted, so long as said free-to-use contents’ creator is cited and credited in the proper fields (and used with their permission). If said creator wishes to remain anonymous, they are to be credited as anonymous.
    7. Content submitted under Fair Use is permitted, however Fair Use guidelines will be strictly enforced. Content uploads attempting to utilize Fair Use simply as a method to bypass copyright are not permitted, and Users found to be maliciously or intentionally violating Fair Use will be met with more severe reprimanding. 
  4. Third Party Accounts
    1. You will be able to connect your FLO account to third party accounts. By connecting your FLO account to a third party account, you acknowledge and agree that you are consenting to the continuous release of information about you to others (in accordance with your privacy settings on those third party sites). If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use these features.
  5. International Users
    1. The Site is controlled, operated, and administered by FLO, from our offices within the USA. If you access the Site from a location outside of the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the Site in any country or in any manner prohibited by any locally applicable laws, restrictions, or regulations.
  6. Indemnification
    1. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless FurryLife Online, its officers, directors, employees, agents, and third parties, for any loses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or its services, any user postings made by you, your violation of the terms of this Agreement, your violation of any rights of a third-party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules, or regulations inside and outside of the United States of America. FurryLife Online reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with FurryLife Online in asserting any available defense.
  7. Marketplace and Downloads
    1. You may use the FLO Marketplace to browse, locate, and download content provided by third party content creators. This includes, but is not limited to, artwork, music, and graphics. Some of this Content may be offered by FLO, while others may be made available by third party content creators. You agree that FLO is not responsible for any content on the Marketplace that originates from any third party source. Additionally, some Content may be made available to you at no charge, while other Content may be purchased for a fee. You agree that you are solely responsible for all fees associated with purchases you make on the FLO Marketplace.
    2. In order to use the FLO Marketplace, you must be 18 years of age or older. On using the service you warrant that you have the legal capacity to enter into this agreement.
    3. You agree that FLO may stop (either permanently or temporarily) providing the Marketplace (or any features therein) to you or to users generally at FLO’s sole discretion, with or without prior notice to you.
    4. FLO may make available to you various payment processing methods to expedite the purchase of Content from the Marketplace. You agree to abide by any relevant terms of service or other legal agreement, whether with FLO or a third party, that governs your use of a given payment processing method. You agree that FLO reserves the right to add or remove payment processing methods at its sole discretion, with or without prior notice to you.
    5. You agree that you will not engage in any activity which interferes with or disrupts the Marketplace.
  8. Termination and Access Restrictions
    1. FLO reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, with or without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Florida and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Florida in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
    2. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and FurryLife Online as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. FLO's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of FLO's right to comply with governmental, court, and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided and gathered by FLO with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable use law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
    3. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and FurryLife Online with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the user and FLO with respect to the Site. A printed or electronic version of this agreement and of any notice given in any printed or electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed or electronic form. It is the express wish of the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
       

Last Updated: 02/25/2019