Terms of Use

The following terms and conditions will be deemed to have been accepted by the User on usage of the blog http://www.techbrown.com and TechBrown terms and conditions of use agreement is given here. This Terms and Conditions of Use Agreement (“Agreement”) sets forth the legally binding terms for your use of the TechBrown Services. By using the TechBrown Services, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether you are a “Visitor” (which means that you simply browse the TechBrown Website) or you are a “Member” (which means that you have registered with  TechBrown.com). In fact, during the Registration process, the future Members can only get this privilege only after expressly consenting to comply with this Agreement. The term “User” refers to a Visitor or a Member. You are only authorized to use the TechBrown Services (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully.If you do not agree with it, you should leave the TechBrown Website and discontinue use of the TechBrown Services immediately. Any further access from you to our website will be considered as an acceptance of the terms and conditions stated below.TechBrown may modify this Agreement from time to time and such modification shall be effective upon our posting on the Website. You agree to be bound to any changes to this Agreement when you use the TechBrown Services after any such modification is posted. It is therefore important that you review this Agreement regularly to ensure you are updated as to any changes.

Term

This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect while you use the TechBrown Services or are a Member.  TechBrown.com may suspend or terminate your Membership at any time, without warning, or may limit your access to the Website content, or to a part of it. Even after Membership is terminated, this Agreement will remain in effect. Once your Account is terminated you agree not to post on the message boards, or to assist or cause another person to post messages on your behalf.

Registering, passwords and responsibilities

When you sign up to become a Member, you will also be asked to choose a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password. We strongly recommend that you do not share that password to anyone. Moreover, you should remember to sign out or log off your account whenever you mean to interrupt the use of TechBrown Services, regardless of the duration of your absence. Also, it is advisable that you close the session window of your browser, especially if you accessed the Website from a public Internet cafe, for example. TechBrown will never ask for your profiles’ passwords through unsolicited messages or e-mails.You agree not to use the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or to disclose your password to any third party. You agree to notify TechBrown immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your password. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account.Unfortunately, no data transmission on the Internet can be 100% secure. Consequently, despite our efforts to protect personal information, TechBrown cannot ensure or guarantee the safety of any transmission whatsoever. You acknowledge that all information sent to us is on your own risk.

Non-commercial Use

The TechBrown Services are for the personal use of Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by  TechBrown.com. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the TechBrown Services, including collecting usernames and/or e-mail addresses of Members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to the TechBrown Website is prohibited. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of solicitation may be removed from Member profiles without notice and may result in termination of Membership privileges. Appropriate legal action will be taken for any illegal or unauthorized use of the TechBrown Services.

Proprietary rights in Content posted by users

TechBrown becomes the owner of the texts that you post on the forums, as soon as you post them, but we do not claim any ownership rights in the photos, software or any other materials (collectively, “Content”) that you post to the TechBrown Services. After posting your Content to the TechBrown Services, you continue to retain all ownership rights in such Content, and you continue to have the right to use your Content in any way you choose. By displaying or publishing (“posting”) any Content on or through the TechBrown Services, you hereby grant to TechBrown a limited license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such Content solely on and through the TechBrown Services.

Content posted on the Website by users

TechBrown allows the users to post different content on the web, such as text (messages, discussions on forums), photos, software or any other materials (collectively named “Content”). On the other hand, TechBrown may delete any Content that in its sole judgment violates this Agreement or which may be offensive, illegal or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any person. TechBrown assumes no responsibility for monitoring the TechBrown Services for inappropriate Content or conduct.

If at any time any third person claims that TechBrown users committed any sort of infringement to their rights and image, by the Content posted, they are to address authorities. Otherwise, TechBrown assumes no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content.
TechBrown makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Content or to the accuracy and reliability of the Content or any material or information that you transmit to other Members.

Prohibited activities

The following is a list of the kind of Content that is illegal or prohibited to post on or through the TechBrown Services.  TechBrown.com reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in  TechBrown.com’s sole discretion, violates this provision. Prohibited Content (the list is not limited and can at any time be subject to alteration by TechBrown at its sole discretion) includes content that:

  • is offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, physical harm or harassment of any kind against any group or individual;
  • exploits people in a sexual or violent manner;
  • contains nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
  • promotes information that you know is false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive,
  • threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
  • promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer
  • programs or links to them, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;
  • involves the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging,
  • “spimming,” or “spamming”;
  • furthers or promotes any criminal activity or enterprise or provides instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone’s privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;
  • solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;
    involves commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent;
  • covers or obscures any of the TechBrown marks when using TechBrown services;
  • is automatically created by any sort of script meant to add friends or send comments or messages;
  • involves using the account, username, or password of another Member at any time;

means in any way using the TechBrown Services in a manner inconsistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

Privacy

The information that you provide us about you will solely be used in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Disclaimers and limitation on liability

The information, services and products available to you on this Website may contain errors and are subject to periods of interruption. TechBrown is not responsible for any inaccurate content, whether it is caused by Users or by any equipment or malfunction related to TechBrown Services. Moreover, TechBrown is not responsible for the functioning of any of the links to related websites (including ease of downloading programs, procedure to follow in order to buy any item).

TECHBROWN PROVIDES THE INFORMATION, SERVICES AND PRODUCTS AVAILABLE ON THIS WEB SITE “AS IS,” WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. ALL EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IN NO EVENT SHALL TECHBROWN BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, EVEN IF TECHBROWN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Force majeure

TechBrown and its collaborators and affiliates cannot be held responsible for any delay or malfunction brought about directly or indirectly by causes that exceed TechBrown free will. This includes, but is not limited to: malfunctioning of TechBrown technical equipment, broken connection to Internet or telephone lines, computer viruses, unauthorized access to TechBrown system, operation errors, strike etc.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold TechBrown, its officers, directors, owners, agents and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the message boards on TechBrown Website, the violation of these terms and conditions by you, or the infringement by you, or other user of the message boards using your computer, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. TechBrown reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.

Miscellaneous

TechBrown reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend, modify, add or erase at any time parts of its web Content. Moreover, TechBrown has the right to modify the terms of the present Agreement, at any time and without prior warning. You are to verify the Agreement from time to time, because you acknowledge that you are subject to the modifications as soon as they are posted on the web. If at any moment, some services provided by TechBrown can be subject to other terms than these stated above, we shall post a visible announcement on the website, regarding the specific regulations for that matter. If you have any question you should first contact TechBrown. For any suggestions and comments regarding TechBrown or our Term of Use, please contact us at [email protected].