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- License: By submitting or posting content (including, without limitation, text, photos, audio, video, graphics, news stories, blog posts, or any content in our Services’ public areas such as chat rooms, message boards, social networking platforms, news submission services, etc.) you grant FITS a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, fully and freely assignable and sub-licensable license to any rights you have in the content submitted – including, but not limited to, the rights to use, display, publish, translate, reproduce, distribute, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, and perform publicly your content (or any part thereof) online and offline in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter devised. You further agree that FITS and its licensees have the right to use your name and likeness in connection with FITS’ publication, display, modification, distribution, or other use of such content. FITS is free to use any ideas, techniques, inventions, concepts, know-how, or other information that you provide to FITS (whether directly or through its third-party service providers) for any purpose whatsoever without compensation or remuneration.
- Standards: If you submit, transmit, distribute, post, communicate, or store (collectively “post” or “posting” content), you are soley responsible for your own content, the consequences of posting such content, and your reliance on any content found in these areas. You agree not to post any content that: (a) infringes on any third-party intellectual property, publicity, privacy, moral (droit moral) or other legal rights; (b) violates any applicable law or regulation; (c) is defamatory, threatening, harassing, obscene, harmful to minors, or child pornographic; (d) is false or misleading; (e) promotes physical or emotional harm in any way; (f) contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms or other harmful components (including, but not limited to, computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information); (g) is commercial in nature, other than as specifically solicited by this Site; (h) constitutes unsolicited junk or bulk email (“spam”); or (i) is tortious or criminal.
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- Monitoring of Content / Removal: You understand that we may, but are not obligated to, monitor or review content in any public area and that we shall not have any liability whatsoever related to the content you or others post, whether arising under the laws of libel, privacy, copyright, trademark, obscenity, or otherwise. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger due to user posted content, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. You further agree that FITS may, in its sole discretion, modify, remove or refuse to accept any content for any reason.
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You agree to defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless FITS (including without limitation, for purposes of this Section K of the Agreement, FITSNews, LLC, Viewpolitik, LLC and its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, owners, members, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, assigns, licensors, licensees, third party contractors, attorneys and representatives and any other parties involved in creating, producing or delivering this Site, the Services or any of the content, products or services available on or through this Site or the Services) from all liabilities, claims and expenses, including attorney’s fees and costs, that arise from, concern, or are connected with your use or misuse of this Site, the Services or their content. FITS reserves the right to assume the defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with FITS in asserting any available defenses and will pay all of FITS’ attorneys’ fees and costs in such defense.
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