Terms of Use and Privacy Statement

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TERMS OF USE:

By using or visiting this web site (“web site”) and reaching the content available through the BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM domain name, you signify that you understand and agree to these terms and conditions (the “Terms of Use”).
All of the software and services available through the Web Site, whether offered by BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM or a third party link provided by the Web Site are referred to herein as the “Services.”

IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE PROVISIONS SET BELOW IN THE TERMS OF USE, DO NOT USE THE SERVICES OR ACCESS THE WEB SITE.

You must read and agree to these terms and conditions before accessing or using the web site or services. By accessing or using the web site or services, you agree that you will use the web site and services in accordance with the Terms of Use, any additional terms, conditions, rules or procedures imposed by BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM or by third party content or service providers that may apply.

Your use of the web site and services shall be deemed to constitute your acceptance of these terms of use and all of BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM’s rules and restrictions related to the website and services, as they may change from time to time. You hereby waive any and all defenses you may have based on the electronic form of the Terms of Use and the lack of signing by the parties hereto to execute the Terms of Use.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE WEB SITE. YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE OR SERVICES WILL CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS OF USE.

Personal Data provided by you to BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM may be used for any purpose BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM deems appropriate and may be given or disclosed to third parties. You acknowledge that you understand when you disclose personal information (e.g., name, email address) on or in connection with your use of the Services, such information can be monitored, collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages from other users or third parties and you consent to all such monitoring, collection and use. If you object to our sharing of your personal information, you may opt out of information governed by the mandatory opt out provisions under the Financial Services Modernization Act. You agree to use the Services only as lawful in the United States, and all jurisdictions and subdivisions thereof, and in any nation and jurisdiction in the world, and all subdivisions thereof, with respect to which you use, access or reach out to with regard to the Services.
Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to post on or transmit through the Services any material which violates or infringes in any way upon the rights of others or which encourages conduct that would violate any law or give rise to civil or criminal liability under any law.
You agree that you will not post on or transmit through the Services any advertising or commercial solicitation of any kind whatsoever, including, without limitation, via email, without BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM ‘s express prior written approval and, if then, solely in accordance with the terms and conditions imposed by BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM with respect thereto. You further agree not to use the Services or any element or portion thereof (including, without limitation, email addresses of users) for any commercial purpose whatsoever.
You agree not to use the Services in any way that abuses, defames, stalks, annoys, threatens, harasses or violates the rights of privacy, publicity, intellectual property or other legal rights of others (now or hereafter recognized) or which encourages conduct which would violate any law or give rise to civil or criminal liability or post, publish, transmit, distribute, disseminate or upload any inappropriate, infringing, defamatory, profane, indecent, obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent or illegal/unlawful material or matters, including, without limitation, information, topics, names or other material.
Without limiting the forgoing, you agree not to attempt to impersonate another user or any other third party by selecting or using the name, address, credit card information, email address or other identifying information belonging to another user or other person, or otherwise; use a user name, address, credit card information, email address or avatar belonging to any other person, for any reason whatsoever, without the prior express written authorization of such person; use a user name, email address or other identifying information in violation of the intellectual property rights of any person or entity; use a false “header” – the legend attached to email messages to show the message’s point of origin, route and destination – or otherwise falsely configuring email; use a user name, email address, or header that BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate; disseminate multiple unsolicited copies of email through the Services in violation of any law; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, rights of publicity or privacy, except if you own or control such rights or have received all necessary consents, permissions, licenses, approvals; upload files that you know or have reason to believe may contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or program that may result in damage to the operation of BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM ‘s Services or servers or to another’s computer; advertise, offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any commercial or business purpose; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; restrict, inhibit, harass or attempt to prevent any other user from using and enjoying the Services; disclose personal information and/or collect information about others (especially personal information or information likely to lead to personal identification of another), including email addresses, without their prior consent; or violate any applicable domestic or international laws or regulations.
With the exception of web browser access, you agree not to use bots, spiders, intelligent agent software or any other software, program, application or any other device to access the Web Site or the Services to automate the process of obtaining, uploading, transferring or transmitting any content to or from BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM’s computer systems, the Web Site or the Services. You agree not to, nor to attempt to, circumvent any access or use restrictions, data encryption or content protection related to the Services and not to data mine the Services or in any way cause harm to or burden the Services.
BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM reserves the right, at its sole discretion, 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 to you. You agree that BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
Each user may submit, post and distribute text, files, images, photos, graphics, data, messages, video, audio, works of authorship or any other materials or information in connection with their use of the Services (collectively, the “User Content”). This User Content may reside on our servers or on the servers of a third party. You are solely responsible for the User Content and other content that you submit, post or distribute on or through the Services or Web Site and any material or information that you transmit to others and for your interactions with others. BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM does not control or endorse the User Content, messages or information submitted, posted or distributed by users, and, therefore, BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM specifically disclaims any responsibility with regard thereto.
You grant to BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM a royalty-free, non-exclusive, world-wide irrevocable license, including the right to sublicense to third parties without restriction, in perpetuity throughout the universe, under and to all of your Intellectual Property Rights to fix, copy, reproduce, adapt, edit, elaborate, combine with other material, transform, title, re-title, subtitle, dub, translate, advertise, publish, sell, vend, rent, lend, distribute, broadcast (by terrestrial, cable, satellite or any other means), cybercast, perform, utilize, create derivative works of, or otherwise exploit (collectively, “Exploit”) your User Content, in any and all manners or methods, now known or later devised. You agree that BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM may use your User Content in any manner or medium, whether now known or hereafter discovered. You hereby waive and relinquish all rights known as “moral rights’ now or hereafter recognized.”Intellectual Property Rights” means any and all (by way of whatever name or term known or designated) tangible and intangible and now known and hereafter existing (a) rights associated with works of authorship throughout the universe, including, but not limited to, copyright and moral rights; (b) trademark, service mark, trade dress and trade name rights and similar rights; (c) trade secret rights; (d) patents, designs, algorithms and other industrial property rights; (e) all other intellectual and industrial property and proprietary rights (of every kind and nature throughout the universe and however designated) (including, without limitation, logos, character rights, “rental” rights and rights to remuneration), whether arising by operation of law, contract, license or otherwise; and (f) all registrations, applications, renewals, revivals, resuscitations, extensions, continuations, divisions or reissues thereof now and hereafter in force throughout the universe (including, without limitation, rights in any of the foregoing).
You represent and warrant that you own the User Content submitted, posted or distributed by you on or through the Services or Web Site or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth this Terms of Use, and that the submission, posting or distribution of your User Content on or through the Services or Web Site does not violate the rights of privacy, publicity, copyrights contract or any other legal rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees and any other monies owing any person by reason of any User Content submitted, posted or distributed by you to or through the Services or the Web Site.
The Services may have features that allow you to send or exchange messages with third parties. BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM makes no warranties, express or implied, takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content, materials, messages and the like that you or any other user sends, receives, distributes or posts through any email or instant message system. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM, its employees, affiliates, representatives, agents, attorneys, directors, managers, third-party content providers, as applicable, from and against all claims resulting from content, materials, messages, and the like that you send, receive, submit, post or distribute in connection with the Services or the Web Site, including sending an email through the Services.
The Web Site and Services contain content, including software, of BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM (“BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM Content”) which is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws and BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM either owns and retains or licenses all Intellectual Property Rights in the BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM Content, Web Site and Services. BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-sublicensable non-exclusive license to display the BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with using the Web Site and Services in accordance with the Terms of Use.

You agree not to encumber, license, modify, publish, copy, sell, transfer, transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM Content, software and Services, nor will you attempt to do so. Except as otherwise expressly permitted by applicable law, you agree not to copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit material which you download from the Services without the express prior written permission of BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM and, if applicable, the owner of such material (from whom you are solely responsible for obtaining permission). You further agree and acknowledge that you shall not acquire any ownership rights by downloading content or software from Services.

The Web Site and Services contain the content of other users .Except for User Content posted by you, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, display, sell, rent or otherwise Exploit any BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM content or other content appearing on or through the Web Site or Services.
You agree that BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM, in its sole discretion, shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor your use of the Services to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted, posted or distributed on or through the Services or Web Site, for any reason whatsoever, including, without limitation, if BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM considers that the material constitutes or promotes any illegal activity or if BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM considers the material to be pornographic, sexually explicit, lewd, lascivious, filthy, excessively violent, harassing, racist, objectionable or otherwise violates the Terms of Use. You agree that BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM may use the information gathered during such monitoring for any purpose deemed appropriate by BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM, to the extent permitted by law.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, you are solely responsible for the content of material you upload post or otherwise make available on the Services. Furthermore, you acknowledge that the Services may not be monitored and you do not rely on BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM to monitor or edit the Services and the Services may contain content which you find offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and which may or may not be identified as containing explicit language. You hereby waive any objections you might have with respect to viewing such content. BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM shall have no liability for such content to you, to any person on behalf of whom you have consented to these Terms of Use, or to any person whom you allow to access the Service, and you access the Services at your sole risk.
BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Web Site for inappropriate content or conduct. If at any time BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Web Site, BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate content and no responsibility for the conduct of the user submitting any User Content.
You agree that BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM, in its sole discretion, may suspend or terminate your access to the Services and remove and discard any User Content within the Service or Web Site for any reason, including, without limitation, if BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with your obligations under the Terms of Use or any other reason whatsoever. BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM may also, in its sole discretion, discontinue providing the Services or any part thereof, with or without notice.
You agree that any termination of your access to the Services may be effected without prior notice and acknowledge and agree that BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM may immediately delete your User Content. BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM reserves the right to bar any further access to such files or the Services. You agree that BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Services or Web Site or deletion of your User Content.
If you believe that materials hosted by the Web Site infringe your copyright, you or your agent may submit a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) notice by providing BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM with the following information in writing: a physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Web Site; your address, telephone number, and email address and all other information reasonably sufficient to permit BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM to contact you; a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Any notification that fails to comply with requirements of the DMCA shall not be considered sufficient notice and shall not be deemed to confer upon BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM actual knowledge of facts or circumstances from which infringing material or acts are evident. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send to BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM a counter-notice. All notices and counter notices must meet the then current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA. Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be submitted to the Webmaster, by filing request trough the contact form, provided at the contact page; and on e-mail for notice: copyright@bigbureaucracy.com
If you believe that your User Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the content in your User Content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the contact address for BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM set forth below: your physical or electronic signature; identification of the User Content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the User Content appeared before it was removed or disabled; a statement that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the User Content; and your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in North Carolina, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement. Counter-notice of claims of copyright infringement can be sent to Webmaster through the contact form on the Contact page of the web-site; and by e-mail for notice: copyright@bigbureaucracy.com. If a counter-notice is received, you agree that BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM’s sole discretion.
You may use the Services to post your User Content to other web sites and BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM may use third parties to provide certain services accessible through the Web Site (collectively, “Third Party Services”). BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM does not control such third parties, their web sites, or their services, and you agree that BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM will not be liable to you in any way for your use of such Third Party Services. These third parties may have their own terms of use and other policies. You must comply with such terms and policies as well as the Terms of Use when you use these Services. If any such terms or policies conflict with the Terms of Use, you must comply with the Terms of Use, as applicable.
The Services may contain links to third party sites and the ability to access external portions of the Internet. You agree that BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM is not responsible for the availability of these third party sites, the content, including, without limitation, solicitations thereon or products or services made available thereby. You acknowledge that some third party sites may contain materials or communications which are unedited, untrue, and illegal in some jurisdictions and may be offensive. You agree to access third party sites at your own risk and not to permit minors to have access in inappropriate material. You agree that BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM shall not be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused in any way whatsoever related to any such third party site and you hereby irrevocably waive any and all claims related thereto against BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, representatives, agents, attorneys, directors, officers, managers, shareholders, third-party content providers.
We reserve the right to change, modify, add to or remove all or part of the Terms of Use at any time and such modification shall be effective upon posting by BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM to the Web Site. You agree to check the Terms of Use for updates on a regular basis and to discontinue use of the Site if you do not agree with the Terms of Use. You agree to be bound to any changes to the Terms of Use when you use Services after any such modification is posted. If you do not consent to any of the changes of the Terms of Use, your only remedy is to terminate your use of the Services. Your failure to terminate use of the Services shall constitute acceptance of the changes to the Terms of Use. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, representatives, agents, directors, officers, managers, shareholders, third party content providers from and against all damages, losses, costs, claims or expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of your use of the Services or your breach or alleged breach of these Terms of Use (“Claim”). You understand and agree that neither BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM nor any third party shall be liable for any 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 BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM or such third party has been advised of the possibility of such damages) resulting from any matter arising from, related to or connected with services.

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE (EXCEPT ONLY TO THE EXTENT OF ANY WARRANTIES INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THE TERMS OF USE).
Without limiting the forgoing, neither BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM nor its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, representatives, agents, attorneys, directors, officers, managers, shareholders, third party content providers warrant that the services will be uninterrupted, timely secure, or error free, will meet your requirements and expectations, the results will be accurate or reliable; or any errors in the software will be corrected. BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM shall not be liable for any damages to, viruses that may infect, or services, repairs or corrections that must be performed, on your computer or other property on account of your accessing or use of the web site.
ANY MATERIAL OR SOFTWARE 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.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE AGREEMENT.
BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM distributes content supplied by third parties and may provide links to external locations operated by third parties. All communication expressed or made available by third parties, including, without limitation, by other users, is solely made by the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and neither BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM nor its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, representatives, agents, attorneys, directors, officers, managers, shareholders, third-party content providers guarantee the accuracy, completeness or usefulness thereof, or its merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose; nor do they make any guarantee, endorsement or warranty with respect thereto. You acknowledge that it is your sole responsibility to seek the advice of professionals, as appropriate, regarding the evaluation of any communication and agree to use your best judgment and exercise caution with respect to all communication and transactions. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the disclaimers of liability contained herein apply to any and all damages or injury whatsoever caused by or related to use of, or inability to use, the services or web site under any cause or action whatsoever of any jurisdiction, including, without limitation, actions for breach of warranty, breach of contract or tort and that neither BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM nor its subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, representatives, agents, attorneys, directors, managers, third-party content providers shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages in any way whatsoever arising out of the use of, or inability to use, the services or web site. You further specifically acknowledge that neither BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM nor its subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, representatives, agents, attorneys, managers, third-party content providers are liable, and you agree not to seek to hold BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM or its subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, representatives, agents, attorneys, managers, third-party content providers liable, for the conduct of third parties, including other users of the services or web site and operators of external sites, and that the risk of the services, web site and external sites and injury from the foregoing rests entirely with you.
The Terms of Use and all aspects of the Services and Web Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the United States and the State of North Carolina governing contracts entered into and to be fully performed in North Carolina (i.e., without regard to conflict of law’s provisions) regardless of your location.
Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to this Terms of Use or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, shall be determined by arbitration in North Carolina, before one arbitrator. The arbitration shall be administered by JAMS pursuant to its Comprehensive Arbitration Rules and Procedures. Judgment on the Award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. This clause shall not preclude parties from seeking provisional remedies in aid of arbitration from a court of appropriate jurisdiction. Each party is to bear its own costs and fees.
The Terms of Use are effective until terminated by either party. Users may terminate the Term of Use by discontinuing accessing the Web Site or Services. The privileges granted to you under the Terms of Use will terminate immediately and automatically without notice from BIGBUREAUCRACY.COM if, in its sole discretion, you fail to comply with any term or provision of the Terms of Use. If any provision of the Terms of Use is found to be illegal or unenforceable, the Terms of Use will be deemed curtailed to the extent necessary to make it legal and enforceable and will remain, as modified, in full force and effect. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.

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