Effective as from August 1st 2013.
1. Acceptance of the Terms of Service
Welcome to chicken.io (a.k.a. "we" or "us" or the "Company"). We are excited to have you as user an member of the community. The following terms and conditions (collectively, these "Terms of Service") apply to your use of chicken.io including any content, functionality and services offered on or via chicken.io(the "Website"). We want to keep our relationship with you as lean and informal as possible, but please read the Terms of Service carefully before you start using chicken.io, because by using the Website you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Service. Should you disagree with any of the provisions herein, you must leave the Website, but please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be happy to hear your comments and suggestions.
2. Changes to the Terms of Service and the Website
chicken.io reserves the right to update the Website and these Terms of Service from time to time, at our discretion and without notice. Nevertheless, this document is public on chicken.io, and you will be able to track the changes for any new version. Your continued use of the Website following the publishing of updated Terms of Service means that you accept and agree to the changes.
3. Accessing the Website,Security and Privacy
We're working hard on improving chicken.io, but we can't guarantee that the Website will be up and running 24/7. We also reserve the right to suspend or restrict access to some features to users. In any case, we will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period, nor for any data loss. To access certain features of the Website you have to register by entering your email and choosing a password as part of our security procedures. You must treat such information as confidential, not disclosing it to any third party. There is a password reset procedure in case you forget your password, but please notify us of any breach of security. We highly recommend to choose a strong password (e.g. "itslongWITHCAPSand99numbers!!") and you log out from your account at the end of every session. It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Website is correct, current and complete. In the future, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. As custom for internet websites, we reserve the right to disable any user account, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any provision of these Terms of Service. We cannot guarantee that all use will be secure. We also do not guarantee that the Website or any content provided on the Website is error free.
4. Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitations of Liability and Indemnification.
Your use of chicken.iois at your sole risk. The service is provided "as is" and "as available". We disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. We are not liable for damages, direct or consequential, resulting from your use of the Website, and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims, losses, liability costs and expenses (including but not limites to attorney's fees) arising from your violation of any third-party's rights. You acknowledge that you have only a limited, non-exclusive, nontransferable license to use the Website. Because the Website is not error or bug free, you agree that you will use it carefully and avoid using it ways which might result in any loss of your or any third party's property or information.
5. Term and termination
This Agreement will become effective in relation to you when you create a chicken.io account or when you start using the chicken.io Service and will remain effective until terminated by you or chicken.io. You may cancel your subscription of the chicken.io Paid Service at any time by visiting your subscription page which termination shall have effect at the expiry of the then-current subscription period that you have already paid for (e.g. one month, one quarter or a year). chicken.io will not refund any remaining portion of subscription fees you have already paid for. chicken.io reserves the right to terminate this Agreement or suspend your chicken.io account at any time in case of unauthorized, or suspected unauthorized use of thechicken.io Service whether in contravention of this Agreement or otherwise. If chicken.io terminates this Agreement, or suspends your chicken.io account for any of the reasons set out in this section, chicken.ioshall have no liability or responsibility to you, and chicken.iowill not refund any amounts that you have previously paid.
6. Intellectual property
chicken.io respects intellectual property rights, and expects you to do the same. The chicken.io Service and the content provided through the chicken.io Service is the property of chicken.io or chicken.io's licensors and protected by intellectual property rights (including but not limited to copyright), and you do not have a right to use the chicken.io Service (including but not limited to its content) in any manner not covered by the Agreement. Furthermore, you must not infringe any third party's intellectual property rights in using the chicken.io Service. Further, you may not remove or alter any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property notices contained on or provided through the chicken.ioService.
7. Copyright infringement and take down
If you are a copyright holder who believes that any of the products, services or content which are directly available via the chicken.io Websites are infringing copies of your work, please let us know. Pursuant to The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 United States Code 512(c)(3), a notice of alleged copyright infringement should be sent to chicken.io's email - email@example.com. A notification of claimed copyright infringement must be sent to the above email and include: A physical or electronic signature of the owner (or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner) of the copyright that is allegedly infringed; Specific identification of each copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; A description of where the material believed to be infringed is located on chicken.io Service or the chicken.ioWebsites (please be as detailed as possible and provide a URL to help us locate the material you are reporting); Contact information for the complaining party, such as a complete name, address, telephone number, and email address; A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the work(s) in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and 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.
8. Technology limitations and modifications
chicken.io will make reasonable efforts to keep the chicken.io Service operational. However, certain technical difficulties or maintenance may, from time to time, result in temporary interruptions. chicken.ioreserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, functions and features of the chicken.ioService with or without notice.
chicken.iomay assign this Agreement or any part of it without restrictions. You may not assign this Agreement or any part of it to any third party.
10. Entire agreement
Should for any reason or to any extent any provision of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or enforceability shall not in any manner affect or render invalid or unenforceable the remaining provisions of this Agreement and the application of that provision shall be enforced to the extent permitted by law.
12. Mandatory arbitration; exceptions to mandatory arbitration, waiver of class action rights; limitations period; venue and choice of law
i. You and chicken.io agree that any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating in any way to the chicken.io Service or your use thereof, including our Agreement, shall be determined by mandatory binding arbitration. You agree that the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act governs the interpretation and enforcement of this provision, and that you and chicken.io are each waiving the right to a trial by jury and the right to participate in a class or multi-party action. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of this Agreement and the termination of your chicken.io subscription.
13. English version prevails
In the event that this Agreement is translated into other languages and there is a discrepancy between the two language versions, the English language version shall prevail to the extent that such discrepancy is the result of an error in translation. Copyright © 2013 chicken.io and its affiliates. All rights reserved.