Terms of Service

TERMS OF USE

1. INTRODUCTION AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

Welcome to the RantChic.com website (“Site”), which is operated and maintained by Rant Media Network, Inc (“we”, “us” or “our”). These terms of use set out the terms and conditions under which you may use the Site.

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SITE. By using the Site, you signify your agreement to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you may not use the Site. You agree that these terms of use are supported by reasonable and valuable consideration, the receipt and adequacy of which are hereby acknowledged, including your use of the Site and receipt of data, information and materials available at or through the Site.

Special terms may apply to some services or functionality offered on the Site, such as subscription-based services, rules for particular contests or sweepstakes, or other features or activities (“Additional Terms”). Such Additional Terms are posted in connection with the applicable service or functionality. Any Additional Terms are in addition to these terms of use, and in the event of a conflict, prevail over these terms of use.

2. USE OF CONTENT

All information, materials, functions and other content (including Submissions, as defined below) contained on the Site (“Content”) is our copyrighted property or the copyrighted property of our licensors. We may change the Site or delete Content or features at any time, in any way, for any or no reason. Except as we specifically agree in writing, no Content may be used, reproduced, transmitted, distributed or otherwise exploited in any way other than as part of the Site. In addition, you agree not to frame or utilize any framing techniques to enclose any Content without our express written consent.

3. TRADEMARKS

All names, nicknames and logos of sports leagues, teams, events and/or athletes included in the Content are the property of their respective owners. The use of such names, nicknames and logos is for informational or factual purpose only and does not signify any endorsement, sponsorship or promotion by or association with their owners.

All other logos, trademarks, service marks, trade names, and trade dress that appear on the Site are proprietary to us and/or our licensors (unless indicated otherwise). Any unauthorized use of such logos, trademarks, service marks, trade names, and/or trade dress is strictly prohibited.

4. SUBMISSIONS

“Submissions” means any information or materials that you post, upload, submit, communicate or otherwise distribute (“Communicate”) on or through the Site. You hereby grant us and our licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users, a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully-paid-up, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable (in whole or part) license under all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, privacy and publicity rights and other intellectual property and other proprietary rights that you own or control to use, reproduce, transmit, display, exhibit, distribute, index, comment on, modify, create derivative works based upon, perform and otherwise exploit any Submissions, in whole or in part, in all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised for any and all purposes, including entertainment, news, advertising, promotional, marketing, publicity, trade or commercial purposes, all without further notice to you, with or without attribution, and without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity.

By Communicating any Submission, you represent and warrant as follows:

(a) You own or have the necessary rights, licenses, consents and permissions, without the need for any permission from or payment to any other person or entity, to Communicate the Submission and to grant us the rights and licenses granted in these terms and conditions.

(b) The Submission is not defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, bigoted, hateful, violent, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit or offensive.

(c) The Submission does not harm or threaten to harm any person.

(d) The Submission is not illegal, and the Submission does not encourage or advocate illegal activity or the discussion of illegal activities with the intent to commit them.

(e) The Submission does not infringe or violate any right of a third party, including: (i) any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or contractual right; (ii) any right of privacy or publicity; or (iii) any confidentiality obligation.

(f) The Submission is not commercial or business-related, and it does not advertise or offer to sell any products or services (whether or not for profit) or solicit others (including solicitations for contributions or donations).

(g) The Submission does not contain a virus or other harmful component, tamper with, impair or damage the Site or any connected network, or otherwise interfere with any person or entity’s use or enjoyment of the Site.

(h) The Submission generally pertains to the designated topic or theme of the relevant portion of the Site and is not antisocial, disruptive or destructive (e.g., “flaming,” “spamming,” “flooding,” and “trolling” as those terms are commonly understood and used on the Internet).

We reserve the right, but disclaim any obligation or responsibility, to (i) refuse to post or communicate or remove any Submission from the Site that violates these terms of use and (ii) identify any user to third parties, and/or disclose to third parties any Submission or personally identifiable information, when we believe in good faith that such identification or disclosure will either facilitate compliance with laws, including, for example, compliance with a court order or subpoena or help to enforce these terms of use and/or protect the safety or security of any person or property, including the Site. Moreover, we retain all rights to remove Submissions at any time for any reason or no reason whatsoever.

5. ACCOUNTS

The Site may allow you to create an account to access certain information, materials, functions and/or features or to secure other benefits. You agree to provide, maintain and update true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration processes (the “Registration Data”). You shall not impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or entity, including using another person’s username, password or other account information, or another person’s name, likeness, voice, image or photograph. You shall promptly notify us at webmaster@rantmn.com, of any unauthorized use of your username, password, other account information, or any other breach of security that you become aware of involving or relating to the Site. In addition, you agree to exit from your account at the end of each session. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account.

We may suspend or terminate your account and/or your ability to access or use the Site or any portion thereof for failure to comply with these terms of use or any special terms related to a particular service, for infringing copyright, or for any other reason whatsoever.

6. PRIVACY AND COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Registration Data and certain other information about you are subject to our Privacy Policy, available at http://rantchic.com/privacy-policy. You understand that through your use of the Site you consent to the collection and use (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of this information, including the transfer of this information to the United States and/or other countries for storage, processing and use.

7. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

The Site includes links to other websites that are beyond our control, such as such as banner advertisements and links from advertisers, sponsors and content partners. You acknowledge and agree that when you click on any such links, the websites you are taken to are not controlled by us; different terms of use and privacy policy may apply, and we are not responsible for such websites. We do not endorse and cannot be responsible for your satisfaction with any content at or any products or services that you purchase from a third-party website that links to or from the Site, nor can we be responsible for the accuracy, relevance, legality or decency of material contained on third-party websites.

8. DISCLAIMERS

THE SITE, ALL CONTENT ON OR OTHERWISE RELATED IN ANY WAY TO SITE, AND ALL PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, COMPATIBILITY AND NONINFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT ANY CONTENT WILL BE ERROR-FREE, THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE AND THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE THE CONTENT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT. YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ANY CLAIM AGAINST US WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, CONTENT, AND ANY PRODUCTS AND OR SERVICES PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE.

9. INDEMNIFICATION

You hereby agree to indemnify, defend, and hold us, our licensors, licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users, and all of the foregoing entities’ respective officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including settlement costs and any legal or other fees and expenses for investigating or defending any actions or threatened actions) incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of these terms of use or claims arising from your use of the Site and/or your account(s). You shall use your best efforts to cooperate with us in the defense of any claim subject to indemnification hereunder. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to employ separate counsel and assume the exclusive defense and control of any such claim.

10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL WE AND/OR OUR LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, CONTENT, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, MATERIALS, AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE OR ANY OF OUR LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO STOP USING THE SITE.

11. JURISDICTION APPLICABLE LAW

These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois and the laws of the United States, without giving effect to any choice of law rules. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these terms of use or the Site shall be filed, and that venue properly lies, only in state or federal courts located in Cook County, Illinois, and you hereby consent and submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction thereof. We make no representation that Content is appropriate or available for use in any particular location. Those who choose to access the Site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws including any applicable local laws.

12. AMENDMENT

We reserve the right to amend these terms of use and any Additional Terms (including by modification, deletion and/or addition of any portion thereof) at any time. You are responsible for regularly reviewing these terms of use and Additional Terms. Your continued use of the Site following any amendment constitutes your agreement to such amendment.

13. GENERAL

Unless otherwise specified herein, these terms of use constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us with respect thereto. If any part of these terms of use is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable 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 these terms of use shall continue in effect. No waiver of any provision of these terms of use by us shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision, and our failure to assert any right or provision under these terms of use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. In these terms of use, the word “including” is used to mean “including without limitation”. YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE SITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES; OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE PERMANENTLY BARRED.

14. CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

We respect the rights of copyright holders and have adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination, in appropriate circumstances as determined by us in our sole discretion, of users who are infringers of copyright.

It is our policy to respond to clear, legally valid notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (“DMCA”). If we are notified of alleged copyright infringement in accordance with these requirements, we will respond expeditiously by removing or disabling access to the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity, provided that the material may be reinstated according to the counter notification procedure described below.
If you believe that your work has been copied in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide a signed (with your physical or electronic signature) statement to our Designated Agent (identified below), as required by 17 U.S.C. § 512(c), that:

• identifies the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works);

• identifies 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 includes information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;

• includes information reasonably sufficient to allow us to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;

• includes a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

• includes 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 an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Our Designated Agent is:

Rant Media Network, Inc
1441 Branding Ave
Suite 230
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Tel: Coming soon
Email: webmaster@rantsports.com

15. COUNTER NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES

We will take reasonable steps to promptly notify you if we have removed or disabled access your Submission in response to a notice of copyright infringement (e.g., by means of a general notice on the Site, electronic mail to you e-mail address in our records, or by written communication sent by first-class mail to you physical address in our records). In such event, you may make a counter notification pursuant to 17 U.S.C. §§ 512(g)(2) and (3). When we receive a counter notification, we may reinstate the material in question.

To file a counter notification with us, you must provide a written communication that includes the following items, as required by 17 U.S.C. § 512(g), to our Designated Agent identified above:

• identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;

• a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;

• your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or, if your address is outside of the United States, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the notification of alleged copyright infringement or an agent of such person; and

• your physical or electronic signature.

Last Updated: October 26, 2013 – Rant Media Network, Inc