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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Welcome to the Atlanta Black Star, LLC. website (the “AtlantaBlackStar.com Site”), a website owned and operated by Atlanta Black Star, LLC (also referred to herein as “AtlantaBlackStar.com”). The terms and conditions stated below, along with the policies and guidelines located throughout the Atlanta Black Star.com Site (collectively herein the “Terms of Use”) identify what you, as a user of the Atlanta Black Star.com Site (“you” or “User”) can expect from Atlanta Black Star, LLC., its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates (together referred to herein as “Atlanta Black Star, LLC.”), and/or persons who provide products or services to Atlanta Black Star, LLC. customers either directly or through Atlanta Black Star, LLC. (“Atlanta Black Star, LLC. Providers”) and the Atlanta Black Star.com Site and what Atlanta Black Star, LLC. in turn expects from Users. By visiting any area on the Atlanta Black Star.com site, creating an account, making a purchase via the Atlanta Black Star.com Site, downloading software or digital content from the Atlanta Black Star, LLC., joining any Atlanta Black Star, LLC. online interactive community, posting a review or creating a profile, or otherwise joining, viewing, visiting or contributing to Atlanta Black Star.com Site user forums or interactive features (all of the foregoing are sometimes referred to in this document as the “Atlanta Black Star, LLC. Services”), a User is deemed to have accepted the Terms of Use. These Terms of Use shall also apply to eBookstores operated by Atlanta Black Star, LLC.. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and to follow all applicable laws, you should leave the Atlanta Black Star.com Site immediately.

 

I. LICENSES AND RESTRICTIONS

II. TRADEMARKS

III. CONTENT

IV. PRICES

V. RISK OF LOSS

VI. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

VII. AGE OF USERS

VIII. TERMINATION OF USAGE

IX. INDEMNITY

X. PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT SECURITY

XI. DIGITAL CONTENT

XII. INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY

XIII. NOTICES

XIV. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

XV. SEVERABILITY

XVI. APPLICABLE LAW; JURISDICTION

XVII. DISPUTE RESOLUTION

XVIII. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT.

IX. ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I. LICENSES AND RESTRICTIONS Atlanta Black Star, LLC grants the User a limited, nonexclusive, revocable license to access and make personal, non-commercial use (unless User has a business relationship with Atlanta Black Star, LLC.) of the contents of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site, which includes the Digital Content, as defined in Section XII (“Content”). Atlanta Black Star, LLC. further grants the User a limited, nonexclusive and revocable right to create a hyperlink to the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site so long as the link does not portray Atlanta Black Star, LLC., its affiliates, or their respective products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter as determined by Atlanta Black Star LLC in its sole discretion. The foregoing licenses do not include any rights to:

  • · modify, download (other than page caching), reproduce, copy, or resell the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site, the Content (other than Digital Content, as set out in Section XII below) or any portion or derivative thereof;
  • · commercially use the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site, the Content or any portion derivative thereof (unless User has a business relationship with AtlantaBlackStar.com);
  • · copy or download any User’s account or profile information for the benefit of any third party;
  • · enable high volume, automated, electronic processes that apply to the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site or its systems, the Content or any portion or derivative thereof;
  • · use any robot, spider, data miner, crawler, scraper or other automated means to access or index the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site or its systems, the Content or any portion or derivative thereof for any purpose;
  • · interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site;
  • · bypass any AtlantaBlackStar.com measures used to prevent or restrict access to any portion of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site, the Content or any portion or derivative thereof;
  • · frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site;
  • · use Atlanta Black Star LLC or AtlantaBlackStar.com Site name, trademarks, services marks or logos in any meta tags or any other “hidden text” or
  • · compile, repackage, disseminate or otherwise use data extracted from the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site.

 

The foregoing are expressly prohibited; the right to do any of the foregoing shall require NorthParan LLC’s express written consent (which may include a written agreement signed by an authorized representative of Atlanta Black Star LLC). Any unauthorized use of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site, the Content or any portion or derivative thereof shall terminate any license or permission granted by Atlanta Black Star LLC.

II. TRADEMARKS Atlanta Black Star LLC, or their respective parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates, or third parties from whom Atlanta Black Star LLC has permission, own the trademarks or service marks that are used on the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site. All rights are reserved. These and other graphics, logos, service marks, trademarks and trade dress of Atlanta Black Star LLC and its licensors may not be used without prior written consent of Atlanta Black Star LLC or its licensor, as the case may be. Without limiting the foregoing, no Atlanta Black Star LLC trademark or trade dress may be used in connection with any product or service that is not Atlanta Black Star LLC’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among Users, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Atlanta Black Star LLC.

III. CONTENT Proprietary Rights User acknowledges that the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site contains Content, including Digital Content, as that term is defined in Section XII below, that is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereinafter developed. All Content, including Digital Content, is or may be copyrighted as a collective work under the U.S. copyright laws, and Atlanta Black Star LLC owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such Content on the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site. User may not modify, remove, delete, augment, add to, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, create derivative works from, or in any way exploit any such Content, in whole or in part. If no specific restrictions are displayed, Users may make copies of select portions of the Content, exclusive of Digital Content. Except as provided in the preceding sentence or as permitted by the fair use privilege under the U.S. copyright laws (see, e.g., 17 U.S.C. Section 107), User may not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute in any way Content. In addition to the foregoing, use of any software Content shall be governed by these terms and any software license agreement accompanying such software.

Third-Party Content Atlanta Black Star LLC is a distributor and not a publisher of Content, including Digital Content, as that term is defined in Section XII below, supplied by third parties and Users. Atlanta Black Star LLC has no editorial control over such Content. Atlanta Black Star LLC is not obligated to review Content, including Digital Content and User Created Content, as that term is defined in Section XII below. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information that constitutes part of Content, including Digital Content and User Created Content, expressed or made available by third parties, including any other User, are those of the respective authors or distributors and not of Atlanta Black Star LLC or any Atlanta Black Star LLC Provider, unless expressly stated otherwise. Neither Atlanta Black Star LLC nor any Atlanta Black Star LLC Provider makes any representation, warranty or guarantee on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any third party Content unless otherwise expressly stated. In many instances, the Content, including Digital Content and User Created Content, available through the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site represents the opinions and judgments of the third party that provides such Content. Under no circumstance shall either Atlanta Black Star LLC or any Atlanta Black Star LLC Provider be liable for any loss, damage or harm caused by a User’s reliance on information obtained through the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site. It is the responsibility of User to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the information, opinion, advice, or Content, including Digital Content and User Created Content, available through the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site.

IV. PRICES The price for an item on the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site may differ from the price shown in a User’s shopping cart — it is possible that such price may increase or decrease between the time the item is placed in a shopping cart and the time that the purchase is actually made. On rare occasions, an item may be priced incorrectly on the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site. If the price for the item on the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site is incorrect and is actually higher than the price provided at the time of purchase, then, at the sole discretion of Atlanta Black Star LLC, Atlanta Black Star LLC may either (i) contact the User for instructions before shipping the item or charging the User for such item; (ii) cancel the order for such item and notify the User of such cancellation; or (iii) ship the item at the incorrect price to the benefit of the User. Please note that this policy regarding prices applies only to items sold and shipped by Atlanta Black Star LLC. Any purchases of Digital Content, as that Term is defined in Section XII below, or from any third-party sellers on the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site may be subject to different policies in the event of an incorrectly priced item.

V. RISK OF LOSS With the exception of Digital Content, as that Term is defined in Section XII below, the risk of loss and title for all items purchased via the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site pass to the User upon delivery of the item to the carrier.

VI. PRODUCT DESCRIPTION The items offered for sale on the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site contain descriptions that are provided directly by the publisher, manufacturer or distributor of such item. Atlanta Black Star LLCdoes not represent or warrant that the descriptions of such items are accurate or complete. IF A USER PURCHASES AN ITEM FROM THE ATLANTABLACKSTAR.COM SITE THAT IS NOT AS DESCRIBED ON THE ATLANTABLACKSTAR.COM SITE, THE USER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO RETURN SUCH ITEM IN AN UNUSED CONDITION FOR A REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE. VII. AGE OF USERS Our products and services are marketed for and directed towards purchase by adults or with the consent of adults. Individuals under the age of 18 (“Minors”) are not permitted to use Atlanta Black Star, LLC websites without the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. Furthermore, we do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from children under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for an online account or to post personal information on our websites. Should we learn that someone under the age of 13 has provided any personal information to or on any of the Atlanta Black Star, LLC. websites, we will remove that information as soon as possible.

VIII. TERMINATION OF USAGE Atlanta Black Star LLC may issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate any User’s right to use or access all or any part of the Atlanta Black Star LLC Site including any account thereon, without notice, for any reason in Atlanta Black Star LLC’s sole discretion, including without limitation violation of the Terms of Use, Atlanta Black Star LLC’s belief that such access would violate any applicable law or would be harmful to the interests of, or potentially cause financial loss or legal liability to, Atlanta Black Star LLC, any Atlanta Black Star LLC Provider or another User.

In certain cases, in Atlanta Black Star LLC’s sole discretion, Atlanta Black Star LLC may provide written notice (a “Restriction Notice”) to a User (a “Restricted User”) to inform such Restricted User that (i) his or her right to use or access any part of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site has been terminated including the right to use, access or create any account thereon; (ii) that Atlanta Black Star LLC refuses to provide any services to such Restricted User; and (iii) any subsequent orders placed by a Restricted User will be subject to cancellation. Other conditions may apply and shall be set forth in the Restriction Notice.

IX. INDEMNITY User agrees to indemnify and hold Atlanta Black Star LLC and each Atlanta Black Star LLC Provider harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of such User’s use of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site, the Atlanta Black Star.com Services, breach of the Terms of Use or User’s violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

X. PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT SECURITY Every User that has an account on the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site is responsible for (i) keeping his or her account password confidential and secured, (ii) avoiding unauthorized access to such User’s computer; and (iii) keeping the e-mail address associated with that account current (User acknowledges that it is important to keep the e-mail address associated with his or her account current because although the User may be able to log into his or her AtlantaBlackStar.com account using an old e-mail address, such User will not receive messages from AtlantaBlackStar.com about his or her orders and inquiries or other matters). User accepts full responsibility for all activities that occur within such User’s AtlantaBlackStar.com account or within the AtlantaBlackStar.com interactive community.

XI. DIGITAL CONTENT AtlantaBlackStar.com offers Users the ability to purchase or download digital content, such as eBooks, digital magazines, digital newspapers, digital journals and other periodicals, blogs, and other digital content as determined by AtlantaBlackStar.com from time to time from and through the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site (individually and collectively, “Digital Content”). AtlantaBlackStar.com grants you a limited, nonexclusive, revocable license to access and make personal, non-commercial use of the Digital Content in accordance with these Terms of Use. Users may generally browse, preview, or search Digital Content without having to purchase or download the Digital Content. In order to be able to purchase and/or download Digital Content, a User must first open a AtlantaBlackStar.com account; provide valid credit card information and the User’s billing address to AtlantaBlackStar.com. Digital Content is only available for purchase by Users with a credit card that has a United States billing address. By opening a AtlantaBlackStar.com account for Digital Content, you represent and warrant to AtlantaBlackStar.com that you reside in the United States and that you are capable of entering a contract under the laws of the United States. AtlantaBlackStar.com reserves the right to modify or discontinue the offering of any Digital Content at any time. If a unit of Digital Content becomes unavailable prior to download but after purchase, your sole and exclusive remedy is the refund of the purchase price paid for such Digital Content. You may not (i) modify, alter, duplicate, reproduce, copy, distribute copies of, disassemble, reverse engineer, emulate, decompile, or tamper with the Atlanta Black Star, LLC. Digital Content; (ii) create derivative works from Digital Content; (iii) use any robot, spider, data miner, crawler, scraper or other automated means to access or index the Digital Content or any portion thereof, including but not limited to any metadata associated with the Digital Content; or (iv) rent, loan, lease, sublicense, transfer, network, reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise make any of the Digital Content available to any third party.

XII. INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY The AtlantaBlackStar.com Site offers numerous opportunities for interactive activities, which enable Users to communicate with each other directly, or which enable Users to post information and other material that will be visible to other Users of those services (“Interactive Community”). This Section XII, Interactive Community, applies to the activities of persons who are using interactive services on the Site (“Interactive Community Users”). The scope of these services may change from time to time, with or without notice. You are using Interactive Community

services if you post a review, create a list, create a profile, submit any User Created Content, as defined below, or otherwise participate in any interactive feature. Interactive Community services may be used only for lawful purposes in accordance with these Terms of Use. If you are using any AtlantaBlackStar.com Interactive Community services, and post, publish or communicate any information, data, software, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material on through the Interactive Community services, please choose carefully the information that you post and/or provide to other Users (“User Created Content”). User is prohibited from posting on or transmitting through the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including but not limited to any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable law. Atlanta Black Star. LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting or other User Created Content (including private messages) by you, or to deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate access to all or any part of the Interactive Community services at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. Atlanta Black Star LLC reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove your profile and/or deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Interactive Community services for any reason. If you become aware of misuse of the Interactive Community services, including any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violates any applicable law, please activate the Flag feature on the page in question. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Atlanta Black Star LLC assumes no responsibility for ongoing monitoring of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site or for removal or editing of any User Created Content, even after receiving notice. Atlanta Black Star LLC assumes no liability for any action or inaction with respect to conduct, communication, or User Created Content within the Interactive Community. The AtlantaBlackStar.com online interactive community is not designed for use by Minors. No children under the age of 13 are permitted to register or create user profiles; and individuals ages 13 through 18 must participate in the community only under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. Numerous informational and commercial resources (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are available to help parents keep their children safe online. If you are interested in learning more about these resources, information is available at many sites providing information on such protections. Atlanta Black Star LLC does not specifically sponsor or endorse any of these sites or their services. You may not post User Created Content that: involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, “spimming,” or “spamming”; contains restricted or password only access pages or hidden page or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page); solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users; involves commercial activities and/or sales such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes; includes a photograph or video of another person that you have posted without that person’s consent; circumvents or modifies, or attempts to circumvent or modify, or encourages or assists any other person in circumventing or modifying any security technology or software that is part of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site; involves the use of viruses, bots, worms, or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of or access to a computer or a computer network; covers or obscures the banner advertisements on your personal profile page; involves any automated use of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site, such as, but not limited to, using scripts to add friends or send comments or messages; interferes with, disrupts, or creates an undue burden on the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site or the networks or services connected to the Interactive Community services; impersonates or attempts to impersonate another Interactive Community User, person or entity; uses the account, username, or password of another Interactive Community User at any time or discloses your password to any third party or permits any third party to access your account; sells or otherwise transfers your profile; uses any information obtained from the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person or entity, or attempting to do the same.

Interactive Community Users may upload to or otherwise submit to AtlantaBlackStar.com for distribution on the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site only (i) User Created Content that is not subject to any copyright or other proprietary rights restrictions; or (ii) User Created Content in which the owner or licensor has given express authorization for AtlantaBlackStar.com to distribute over the Internet. You may not upload, embed, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any material that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. Any copyrighted or other proprietary User Created Content distributed with the consent of a copyright owner should contain a phrase such as “Copyright, owned by [name of owner]; used by permission.” AtlantaBlackStar.com is entitled to presume that all User Created Content conforms to the foregoing requirements. The unauthorized submission of copyrighted or other proprietary User Created Content is illegal and could subject the User to personal liability for damages in a civil suit as well as criminal prosecution. Interactive Community Users assume all liability for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights or proprietary rights, or from any other harm arising from an unauthorized submission or submission of User Created Content. AtlantaBlackStar.com assumes no liability for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights or proprietary rights, or from any other harm arising from any User Created Content. By submitting User Created Content within the Interactive Community, Interactive Community Users automatically grant, or represent and warrant that the owner or authorized licensor of such User Created Content has expressly granted AtlantaBlackStar.com, the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, right and license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, sublicense, copy, modify, delete, enhance and distribute the User Created Content in whole or in part worldwide and/or to incorporate such User Created Content in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright that may exist in such User Created Content. Subject to this grant, the licensor of User Created Content submitted to AtlantaBlackStar.com retains any and all rights which may exist in such User Created Content.

XIII. NOTICES User consents to receive electronic communications from AtlantaBlackStar.com, whether addressed to the e-mail address associated with such User’s AtlantaBlackStar.com account or posted on the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site. User acknowledges and agrees that any communication via e-mail or by postings on this AtlantaBlackStar.com Site satisfies any legal requirement that such communications be made in writing.

XIV. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AtlantaBlackStar.com is not responsible for and makes no warranties, express or implied, as to any Content appearing on or accessed through the Site, including without limitation, any Digital Content and User Created Content or the accuracy and reliability of the Content, including Digital Content and User Created Content, posted on the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site or through the AtlantaBlackStar.com Services, whether caused by Users of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site or the AtlantaBlackStar.com Services or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site or the AtlantaBlackStar.com Services. Profiles and third party applications created and posted by Users on the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site may contain links to other websites. AtlantaBlackStar.com is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are not necessarily investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by AtlantaBlackStar.com. Inclusion of any linked website on the AtlantaBlackStar.com Services does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website by AtlantaBlackStar.com. When you access these third party sites, you do so at your own risk. AtlantaBlackStar.com takes no responsibility for third party advertisements or third party applications that are posted on or through the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site or the AtlantaBlackStar.com Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by its advertisers. AtlantaBlackStar.com is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site or the AtlantaBlackStar.com Services. AtlantaBlackStar.com assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User communication. AtlantaBlackStar.com is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on any of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Services or combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Users or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site or Services. Under no circumstances shall AtlantaBlackStar.com be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from use of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site or Services, from any Content, including Digital Content and User Created Content, posted on or through the AtlantaBlackStar.com Services, or from the conduct of any Users of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site or AtlantaBlackStar.com Services, whether online or offline. The AtlantaBlackStar.com Site is provided by AtlantaBlackStar.com on an “as is” and “as available” basis. To the fullest extent

permissible by applicable law, each AtlantaBlackStar.com provider disclaims all implied warranties, including but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, neither AtlantaBlackStar.com nor any AtlantaBlackStar.com Provider makes any representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied: (i) as to the operation of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site, or the information, Content, including Digital Content and User Created Content and materials or products included thereon; (ii) that the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site will be uninterrupted or error-free; (iii) as to the accuracy, reliability, or currency of any information, Content, including Digital Content and User Created Content, service, or merchandise provided through the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site; or (iv) that the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site, its servers or e-mails sent from or on behalf of AtlantaBlackStar.com are free of viruses, scripts, trojan horses, worms or other harmful components. AtlantaBlackStar.com does not guarantee the continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site, or any related services. The operation of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside the control of AtlantaBlackStar.com. Under no circumstances shall Atlanta Black Star LLC or any AtlantaBlackStar.com Provider be liable for any damages that result from the use of or inability to use the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site, including but not limited to reliance by a User on any information obtained from the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or e-mail, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of god, communications failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to AtlantaBlackStar.com’s records, programs, or services. User hereby acknowledges that this paragraph shall apply to all Content, including Digital Content and User Created Content, merchandise, and services available through the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site. Neither Atlanta Black Star LLC nor any AtlantaBlackStar.com Provider will be liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising from the use of the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site, or the purchase or download of any Content, including Digital Content, or product therefrom, even if Atlanta Black Star LLC or any AtlantaBlackStar.com Provider have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to a User, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to such User, and such User may have additional rights.

XV. SEVERABILITY The provisions of these Terms of Use are intended to be severable. If for any reason any provision of these Terms of Use shall be held invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part in any applicable jurisdiction, such provision shall, as to such jurisdiction, be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability without in any manner affecting the validity or enforceability thereof in any other jurisdiction or the remaining provisions hereof in any jurisdiction. The failure of Atlanta Black Star LLC to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision.

XVI. APPLICABLE LAW; JURISDICTION The AtlantaBlackStar.com Site is created and controlled by AtlantaBlackStar.com in the State of Georgia. The laws of the State of Georgia will govern the Terms of Use, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. Each of AtlantaBlackStar.com and User agrees to submit to the nonexclusive personal jurisdiction of the courts located within Georgia and waives any objection to the laying of venue of any litigation in said courts.

XVII. DISPUTE RESOLUTION Any claim or controversy at law or equity that arises out of the Terms of Use, the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site or any AtlantaBlackStar.com Service (each a “Claim”), shall be resolved through binding arbitration conducted by telephone, online or based solely upon written submissions where no in-person appearance is required. In such cases, the arbitration shall be administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules (including without limitation the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer-Related Disputes, if applicable), and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.

Alternatively, at Atlanta Black Star LLC’s sole option, a Claim (including Claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) may be adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Georgia. Any Claim shall be arbitrated or litigated, as the case may be, on an individual basis and shall not be consolidated with any Claim of any other party whether through class action proceedings, class arbitration proceedings or otherwise. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. Atlanta Black Star LLC reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes between you and other Users. Each of the parties hereby knowingly, voluntarily and intentionally waives any right it may have to a trial by jury in respect of any litigation (including but not limited to any claims, counterclaims, cross-claims, or third party claims) arising out of, under or in connection with these Terms of Use. Further, each party hereto certifies that no representative or agent of either party has represented, expressly or otherwise, that such party would not in the event of such litigation, seek to enforce this waiver of right to jury trial provision. Each of the parties acknowledges that this section is a material inducement for the other party entering into these Terms of Use.

XVIII. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by AtlantaBlackStar.com, including Digital Content and User Created Content, infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send AtlantaBlackStar.com a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on this website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow AtlantaBlackStar.com to locate the material on the AtlantaBlackStar.com Site; (d) the name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has 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 (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send AtlantaBlackStar.com a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see http://www.loc.gov/copyright for details. AtlantaBlackStar.com suggests that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.

IX. ACKNOWLEDGMENT The Terms of Use, including all documents referenced herein, represents the entire understanding between User and Atlanta Black Star LLC regarding User’s relationship with AtlantaBlackStar.com and supersedes any prior statements or representations. Headings used in the Terms of Use are for reference only and shall not affect the meaning of any terms. “Including” means “including, without limitation.”

 

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