1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
These terms and conditions (“Terms”) govern the use of the .NET Code Geeks website (the “Website”) and the Write for Geeks program (the Website and related program are collectively referred to as the “Program”) and constitute an agreement between you (“You”) and Exelixis Media P.C. (“Exelixis Media”).
Your use of the Program, including any new services or functionality that may be made available by Exelixis Media from time to time, is conditioned upon Your acceptance of and continued adherence to these Terms.
Exelixis Media reserves the right to alter or revise these Terms at any time by notifying you as provided in these Terms, provided that no notice shall be required for non-substantive changes to the Terms. If we substantively amend this Agreement, we will give you at least seven (7) days notice before the changes take effect, during which period of time you may reject the changes by terminating your account with a request to Exelixis Media.
Your continued use of the Service indicates Your acceptance of any and all revised Terms. Exelixis Media reserves the right to suspend or terminate Your participation at any time or discontinue Your access to the Service or remove your Articles for any reason.
2. PERMITTED USES
The following are accepted:
- You must do Your best to create high quality articles.
- You must follow specific guidelines for publishing articles.
- You may only use content to which You have the necessary rights, including (but not limited to) intellectual property rights regarding copyright, trademark, and trade secrets. This means, among other things, that You must have permission to use third party content from the content owners.
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3. RESTRICTIONS AND PROHIBITIONS ON USE
In Your use of the Program You must abide by the following restrictions and prohibitions on use. As a Program Writer, You may Not:
Submit articles that include any content or links that are pornographic, defamatory, libelous, tortuous, vulgar, obscene, invasive of privacy, racially or ethnically objectionable, hateful, promotes or provides instructional information about illegal activities, promotes any act of cruelty to animals, or is otherwise offensive.
4. DISCONTINUATION OR MODIFICATION OF THE SERVICE
Exelixis Media reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Program or any portion thereof at any time, without liability to You or any third party. In addition, Exelixis Media, in its sole discretion, may terminate Your use of the Program and remove and delete any Articles or Content, for any reason.
5. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS; CONTENT OWNERSHIP
By joining the Program, you grant ownership of the submitted content to Exelixis Media. By submitting your article on the Program. You also grant Exelixis Media a worldwide, royalty-free, and exclusive license, for as long as Your Content is displayed on the Website and for a commercially reasonable time thereafter, to reproduce, publicly display, publicly perform, distribute, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting Your Articles on or in connection with the Program.
Exelixis Media may preserve and store Your Content and may disclose such content if required to do so by law. Since Exelixis Media will receive ownership of the Content, requests from You to withdraw the Content from the website will be taken under consideration, but Exelixis Media is not obliged to execute them and keep the right to decline them.
Exelixis Media, and not the Author, will be fully responsible for all Content that is uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise made available by the Author on the Program (collectively “User Content”). Exelixis Media will guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of User Content.
In order to provide proper attribution the article and every reproduction of it will always be credited to the Author.
6. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Your Content may include links to other sites or resources over which Exelixis Media has no control or responsibility. Exelixis Media does not monitor, investigate or check these sites for accuracy or completeness. As a result, Exelixis Media is not responsible for the content or advertising on such sites, products or other materials which they may provide, such sites’ availability, or any damages caused or alleged to be caused in connection with such external websites. All such external websites included as links or accessed by You via the Program is done at Your own risk and with Your own liability.
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8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
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