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Terms of Service

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1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

Santa Cruz Tech provides its service, BlogShares, to you, subject to the following Terms of Service ("TOS"), which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of the TOS at any time at: Terms of Service. Your use of the Site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions, policies, and notices (the "Agreement"). Your use of the Site also constitutes your agreement to abide by all official game rules.

2. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

BlogShares provides users with access to fantasy stock market simulation and a rich collection of resources (the "Service"). You also understand and agree that the Service may include advertisements and that these advertisements are necessary for BlogShares to provide the Service. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new BlogShares properties, shall be subject to the TOS. You understand and agree that the Service is provided "AS-IS" and that BlogShares assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, misdelivery or failure to store any user communications, game data 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 or airtime charges). 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.

3. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE

BlogShares reserves 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 BlogShares shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.

BlogShares may change, add or remove any part of this Agreement, or any other terms associated with the use of the site, at any time, by posting a notice of such changes to the Terms of Service, News and Home page of the website. Any changes shall become part of the Agreement and shall apply as soon as such a notice is posted. By continuing to use the BlogShares after the notice is posted, you are indicating your acceptance of those changes. You may also be required to re-accept a substantially revised TOS to continue to use the Service.

4. SPONSORS, THIRD PARTIES AND ADVERTISERS

Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, sponsors, third parties or 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 sponsor, third party or advertiser. You agree that BlogShares shall 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 sponsors, third parties or advertisers on the Service.

5. LINKS

BlogShares may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Websites or resources. Because BlogShares has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that BlogShares is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that BlogShares shall 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 such site or resource.

6. GAME AND CONTEST

[Section redacted]

7. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

a. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. BLOGSHARES 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.

b. BLOGSHARES MAKES 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, (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED, (vi) OR THAT THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND THE SERVERS ON WHICH THE WEBSITE AND CONTENT ARE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

c. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT 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.

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

e. THIS WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN VARIOUS COMBINATIONS OF TEXT, IMAGES, AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTIONS, OPINIONS, STATEMENTS, FACTS, ARTICLES, MARKET DATA, STOCK QUOTES OR OTHER INFORMATION CREATED BY BLOGSHARES OR BY THIRD-PARTIES. DUE TO THE NUMBER OF SOURCES FROM WHICH CONTENT IN THIS SITE IS OBTAINED, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS OR INACCURACIES IN SUCH CONTENT. ACCORDINGLY, SUCH CONTENT, INCLUDING THE MARKET DATA, IS FOR YOUR REFERENCE ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON BY YOU FOR ANY PURPOSE. SUCH CONTENT IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF TAX OR INVESTMENT ADVICE AND IT DOES NOT ADVOCATE THE PURCHASE OR SALE OF ANY SECURITY OR INVESTMENT.

f. INFORMATION CREATED BY THIRD PARTIES THAT YOU MAY ACCESS ON THE SITE OR THROUGH LINKS IS NOT ADOPTED OR ENDORSED BY BLOGSHARES AND REMAINS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF SUCH THIRD PARTIES. 8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BLOGSHARES 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 BLOGSHARES HAS 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; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.

9. 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 6 AND 7 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

10. TRADEMARK INFORMATION

[Section redacted pending revision]

11. NON-WAIVER

The failure of BlogShares to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS 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 Service or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

12. HEADINGS FOR CONVENIENCE ONLY

The section titles in the TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

13. VIOLATIONS

Please report any violations of the TOS to: [email protected]

14. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold BlogShares harmless from any claims and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or related to any breach by you of any terms of this Agreement.

15. FEEDBACK OR OTHER SUCH COMMENTS OR MATERIALS

Any comments, materials, or letters sent by you to BlogShares regarding the site, including without limitation, questions, comments, suggestions, criticisms or the like ("Received Materials") shall be deemed to be non-confidential and free of any claims of proprietary or personal rights unless you explicitly state in the correspondence that the letter is "not for publication" and contains "private and proprietary" information that may not be distributed. BlogShares shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such Received Materials and BlogShares will be free to reproduce, use, disclose, exhibit, display, transform, edit, abridge, create derivative works from and/or distribute the Received Materials without limitation or restriction. Furthermore, BlogShares is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to BlogShares for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products using such information, without compensation or any other obligations to anyone, including you.

16. PRIVACY

You can read BlogShares's privacy statement here.

17. RESTRICTIONS ON USE

You may not use BlogShares or its content for any illegal purpose or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions. You agree to use BlogShares solely for your own noncommercial use and benefit and not for resale or other transfer or disposition to any other person or entity.

18. SEVERABILITY

If any provision of this Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable, the provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of this Agreement will remain in force.

19. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

This Agreement and any other terms and conditions of service on http://www.blogshares.com constitute the entire agreement between you and BlogShares and govern your use of the Service.

20. REFUSAL OR DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICE

BlogShares reserves the right to refuse or discontinue service to any user for non-compliance with these Terms and Conditions or for any stated or unstated reason. Barred users may not use BlogShares resources or content in any way without prior written consent from BlogShares. BlogShares has no obligation to refund membership fees or any other payment upon discontinuing service to a user.

21. GOVERNING LAW

This Agreement shall be governed and constituted in accordance with the laws of the State of California, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the California located there for any dispute arising out of this Agreement.

I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS SUBSCRIBER AGREEMENT AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF ITS TERMS.

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