Terms of service

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

The hardstuffez.comthat is located in USA provides its service to visitors and registered members under the following terms of service (TOS). The hardstuffez.commay modify this TOS from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon posting by The hardstuffez.comon the hardstuffez.comWebsite. Your continued use of the hardstuffez.comService after The hardstuffez.composts a revised TOS signifies your acceptance of the revised Agreement. It is therefore important that you review this The hardstuffez.comregularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes. The last version of terms can be found at: http://www.hardstuffez.com site/tos.php. The Service is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

hardstuffez.comprovides to registered visitors (members) ability to create unique personal profiles online, post their original creative literary works (fiction, non fiction, real life stories), upload their pictures, post comments, send private messages to communicate to each other and to publicize their literary works. The amount of data storage space per member is limited, and subject to change without notice, at the discretion of hardstuffez.com site. You also understand and agree that the Service may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for hardstuffez.comto provide the Service. You also understand and agree that the Service may include certain communications from hardstuffez.com site, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the hardstuffez.comNewsletter, and that these communications are considered part of hardstuffez.commembership and you will not be able to opt out of receiving them. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features those augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new hardstuffez.comproperties, shall be subject to the TOS. You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that hardstuffez.comassumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings. You are responsible for obtaining access to the Service, and that access may involve third-party fees (such as Internet service provider). You are responsible for those fees, including those fees associated with the display or delivery of advertisements. In addition, you must provide and are responsible for all equipment necessary to access the Service. Please be aware that hardstuffez.commembers may have created certain areas on the Service that contain mature content. You must be at least 18 years of age to access and view such areas.

YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS

In consideration of your use of the Service, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service's registration form (the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or hardstuffez.comhas reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, hardstuffez.comhas the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof). hardstuffez.comis concerned about the safety and privacy of all its users, particularly children. Please remember that the Service is designed to appeal to a broad audience. Accordingly, as the legal guardian, it is your responsibility to determine whether any of the Service areas and/or Content (as defined in Section 6 below) are appropriate for your child.

hardstuffez.comPRIVACY POLICY

Registration Data and certain other information about you is collected through use of our Service. hardstuffez.comdoes not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or companies except to provide products or services you've requested, or when we have your permission, or in the case of responding to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, and in defense against legal claims. You understand that through your use of the Service you consent to the collection and use of this information, including the transfer of this information to the United States and Canada and/or other countries for storage, processing and use by hardstuffez.com site.

MEMBER ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY

You will receive a password and account designation upon completing the Service's registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to (a) immediately notify hardstuffez.comof any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. hardstuffez.comcannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section 5.

MEMBER CONDUCT

You understand that all information, data, text or other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not hardstuffez.com, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, or otherwise make available via the Service. hardstuffez.comdoes not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will hardstuffez.combe liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Service.

You agree to not use the Service to:

a. upload, post or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, torturous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

b. harm minors in any way;

c. impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a hardstuffez.comofficial, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

d. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;

e. upload, post or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements;

f. upload, post or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights") of any party;

g. upload, post or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.

h. upload, post 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;

i. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;

j. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, provincial, national or international law,

k. "stalk" or otherwise harass another; and/or

l. collect or store personal data about other users in connection with the prohibited conduct and activities set forth in paragraphs a through k above.

You acknowledge that hardstuffez.commay or may not pre-screen Content, but that hardstuffez.comand its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse, or move any Content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, hardstuffez.comand its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the TOS or is otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any Content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by hardstuffez.comor submitted to hardstuffez.com site.

You acknowledge, consent and agree that hardstuffez.commay access, preserve and disclose your account information and Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the TOS; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of hardstuffez.com, its users and the public.

You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your Content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

You understand that the Service and software embodied within the Service may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and that use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by hardstuffez.comand/or content providers who provide content to the Service. You may not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into the Service. Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution or public exhibition of the materials provided on the Service, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.

SPECIAL ADMONITIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL USE

Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from Canada or the country in which you reside.

CONTENT SUBMITTED OR MADE AVAILABLE FOR INCLUSION ON THE SERVICE

hardstuffez.comdoes not claim ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. The copyright of any copyrighted Content remains with the source. However, with respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Service, you grant hardstuffez.comthe following worldwide, royalty-free and non-exclusive license(s), as applicable:

With respect to Content you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of hardstuffez.com, the license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Content on the Service solely for the purposes of providing and promoting the Services of hardstuffez.com. This license exists only for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on the Service and will terminate at the time you remove or hardstuffez.comremoves such Content from the Service.

"Publicly accessible" areas of the Service are those areas of the hardstuffez.comnetwork of properties that are intended by hardstuffez.comto be available to the general public. By way of example, publicly accessible areas of the Service would include the index page and others which are open to both members and visitors. However, publicly accessible areas of the Service would not include portions of hardstuffez.comthat are limited to members, or areas off of the hardstuffez.comnetwork of properties such as portions of World Wide Web sites that are accessible via hypertext or other links but are not hosted or served by hardstuffez.com.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify and hold hardstuffez.comand its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.

NO RESALE OF SERVICE

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any purposes, any portion of the Service (including your hardstuffez.comID), use of the Service, or access to the Service.

GENERAL PRACTICES REGARDING USE AND STORAGE

You acknowledge that hardstuffez.commay establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service, including without limitation the maximum number of days that uploaded Content will be retained by the Service, You agree that hardstuffez.comhas no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that hardstuffez.comreserves the right to log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that hardstuffez.comreserves the right to modify these general practices and limits from time to time.

MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE

hardstuffez.comreserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that hardstuffez.comshall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

TERMINATION

You agree that hardstuffez.commay, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate your hardstuffez.comaccount, any associated email address, and access to the Service. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to, (a) breaches or violations of the TOS or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (d) discontinuance or material modification to the Service (or any part thereof), (e) unexpected technical or security issues or problems, (f) extended periods of inactivity, (g) engagement by you in fraudulent or illegal activities, and/or (h) nonpayment of any fees owed by you in connection with the Services. Termination of your hardstuffez.comaccount includes (a) removal of access to all offerings within the Service, and (b) barring of further use of the Service. Further, you agree that all terminations for cause shall be made in hardstuffez.com site's sole discretion and that hardstuffez.comshall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account or access to the Service.

DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that hardstuffez.comshall not be 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 such advertisers on the Service.

LINKS

The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because hardstuffez.comhas no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that hardstuffez.comis not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that hardstuffez.comshall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any suchor resource.

hardstuffez.com'S PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

You acknowledge and agree that the Service and any necessary software used in connection with the Service ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or by advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by hardstuffez.comor advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part.

hardstuffez.comgrants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software on a single computer; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work from, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, nor to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Service. You agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interfaces that are provided by hardstuffez.comfor use in accessing the Service.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT: YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. hardstuffez.comAND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM 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.

hardstuffez.comAND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (I) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (II) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. SPECIFICALLY BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, hardstuffez.comDOES NOT AND CAN NOT GUARANTEE THAT SITES UPON WHICH ADVERTISING IS PURCHASED WILL REMAIN UP AND RESPONSIVE WHILE THE ADVERTISING IS IN EFFECT. WHILE WE DO HAVE PROCESSES IN PLACE TO SUSPEND PUBLISHERS WHOSE SITES ARE NOT RESPONSIVE OR WHO ARE NOT DISPLAYING ADS PROPERLY, ALL ADVERTISING IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.

ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM hardstuffez.comOR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOS.

E. A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF USERS MAY EXPERIENCE EPILEPTIC SEIZURES WHEN EXPOSED TO CERTAIN LIGHT PATTERNS OR BACKGROUNDS ON A COMPUTER SCREEN OR WHILE USING THE SERVICE. CERTAIN CONDITIONS MAY INDUCE PREVIOUSLY UNDETECTED EPILEPTIC SYMPTOMS EVEN IN USERS WHO HAVE NO HISTORY OF PRIOR SEIZURES OR EPILEPSY. IF YOU, OR ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY, HAVE AN EPILEPTIC CONDITION, CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO USING THE SERVICE. IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICE AND CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS WHILE USING THE SERVICE: DIZZINESS, ALTERED VISION, EYE OR MUSCLE TWITCHES, LOSS OF AWARENESS, DISORIENTATION, ANY INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENT, OR CONVULSIONS.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT hardstuffez.comAND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU 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 hardstuffez.comHAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; (V) INDIRECTLY THROUGH THE USE OF ANYCONTACTED OR REFERRED THROUGH THE SERVICE; OR (VI) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.

EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

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 OF SECTIONS 17 AND 18 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES

You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this TOS, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this agreement.

NOTICE

hardstuffez.comMAY PROVIDE YOU WITH NOTICES, INCLUDING THOSE REGARDING CHANGES TO THE TOS, BY EMAIL, REGULAR MAIL OR POSTINGS ON THE SERVICE.

TRADEMARK INFORMATION

The hardstuffez.comtrademarks and service marks and other hardstuffez.comlogos and product and service names are trademarks of hardstuffez.com(the " hardstuffez.comMarks"). Without hardstuffez.com's prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner the hardstuffez.comMarks.

NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT

hardstuffez.comrespects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. hardstuffez.commay, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide hardstuffez.com's Copyright Agent the following information:

an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;

a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site; your address, telephone number, and email address; a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf. hardstuffez.com's Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

By mail:
Come To Pro Consulting
B.O. BOX 327
Dunedin, FL 34697 USA