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Rivals.com Additional Terms of Service
By becoming a Subscriber to Rivals' Premium Services, or by using this site (hereinafter the "Site"), which is a part of the Rivals Network, you agree to be bound by this additional terms of service. Rivals is a Yahoo! Inc brand, by becoming a Subscriber to the Rivals' Premium Services or by using this Site, which is part of the Rivals Network, you also agree that you are subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service located at http://info.yahoo.com/legal/us/yahoo/utos/utos-173.html which is hereby incorporated into this Agreement by reference. For clarity Rivals.com is a "Service" as defined in the Yahoo! Terms of Service. This agreement is subject to change or updated by Rivals at any time without notice to you. You can review the most current version of this Agreement at any time at http://www.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=47688.
Payment Obligation and Credit Card Authorization
All subscription/membership fees are non-refundable.
The Subscriber is responsible for paying periodic subscription fees, and hereby authorizes Rivals to charge the subscriber's credit card, debit card, or bank account, to pay for the ongoing cost of subscriptions/membership fees via automatic debit. Subscription plans, offerings and length of terms offered may vary by site. Unless specifically stated, subscribers will be automatically renewed for a term equal to the original term upon expiration of the then-current term, and continually thereafter, unless the Subscriber terminates the subscription by phone at least 48 hours prior to the renewal date. When termination is requested by a Subscriber, there is no refund for any unused portion of the current subscription. Subscriber acknowledges and agrees that the authorization to charge Subscriber's credit card for services shall automatically transfer to any successors or assigns of Service for substantially similar services at the same website. Subscriber may not assign or transfer his or her subscription to any other person or entity. Should Subscriber request a refund which is denied for a valid reason under these Terms of Service, and should Subscriber subsequently file a claim against Rivals, Rivals shall be entitled to collect from Subscriber all costs (including attorneys fees) associated with defending such a claim.
To protect against potential fraud, Yahoo! may take steps to verify the validity of the credit card information you provide to us. The verification process may include debiting an amount between $0.01 and $0.99 from your credit card account and then crediting the same amount back to your credit card or otherwise ceasing the transaction, and also may include asking you to verify the amount debited in order to confirm that you are in possession of your credit card. Yahoo! will only use this process to screen for fraud and will not otherwise debit your credit card account except as part of a transaction conducted through your account for the Service. By providing Yahoo! with your credit card information, you authorize Yahoo! to debit and credit your credit card account for an amount less than one dollar for such verification purposes.
Free Trial Memberships and Coupons
Some Rivals sites occasionally offer promotional free trial memberships to the Premium Ticket service. Subscribers that sign up for a free trial membership will be automatically renewed at the normal subscription rate at the end of the trial period, unless the Subscriber cancels at least 48 hours before the end of the trial.
Only one free trial period is allowed per subscriber. Subsequent subscriptions do not qualify for free trials.
Some Rivals sites may offer coupons or other promotional offers from time to time. In these situations, a special discounted price may be applicable for a term, followed by a higher price after the initial promotional term. By subscribing, you agree that you will be responsible for all payments as specified in the offer, and you agree that Rivals may adjust the pricing of such plans, as specified in the offer, promotional materials or coupon, without notice or other communication to you.
Some sites will occasionally piggyback other free offers with the free trial offer. In this case, the user must actually complete the free trial and be charged one time before they are eligible to receive the additional free offer.
Premium Ticket and
Many Rivals sites offer Premium Ticket subscription packages, while some offer Special Edition subscription packages. Subscriptions to one type of package will not give the user access to the other. All Premium Ticket packages are automatically renewed according to the term selected by the subscriber, while Special Edition packages are automatically renewed unless otherwise specifically stated. A Special Edition subscription does not grant access to ALL Special Edition content on the network. Each such package specifies what content is included.
Subscriber-only message boards are included in many Premium Ticket subscriptions. The accepted standards of conduct in these communities, as well as our other message board communities, are determined by the publishing partner of any given site. Subscribers and registered users agree that Rivals and its publishing partners have the right to enforce these standards, including deletion of posts, blacklisting/banning users, or removing access to premium message boards with no refund to the Subscriber.
By subscribing, registering or using the sites, you agree that Rivals and or the publisher(s) and board moderators of the sites have the right, in addition to other rights, to delete your posts or blacklist you or any other user at any time, if they believe that action is in the best interest of the sites, for whatever reason, and the reason need not be disclosed.
Subscriber must promptly inform Rivals of any of the following: changes in the expiration date of any credit card used in connection with the service; changes in home or billing address; and apparent breaches of security, such as loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure or use of an ID or password. Until Rivals is notified by e-mail of a breach in security, the Subscriber will remain liable for any unauthorized use of the Premium Ticket Service.
Subscribers are responsible for providing all personal computer and communications equipment necessary to gain access to the Service. Access to and use of the Premium Ticket Service is through a combination of an ID and a password. Each Subscriber must keep his password strictly confidential. Rivals will not release passwords for any reason, except as may be specifically required by law or court order. Unauthorized access to the Premium Ticket Service is a breach of this Agreement and a violation of law.
Online Games Eligibility
To be eligible to win a prize in Rivals' Games, you must be at least 18 years old as of your date of entry into the game, and a legal resident of the continental United States. For games requiring entry or other fees to be paid, residents of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Vermont may play, but will not be eligible to win prizes. In addition, if you live in any other state or area where Rivals Online Games are unlawful, you agree that you may play, but you may not be eligible to win prizes. By signing up to play, you agree to be bound by all of the terms herein, as well as any applicable state or federal laws that apply to you.
Rivals' Online Games are not to be used in connection with any form of gambling or the promotion of gambling.
Winners of prizes are solely responsible for any applicable taxes, including, but not limited to, all federal, state and local income taxes. For game winners, you may be required to provide certain additional information, such as social security number, etc., in order to process the prizes.
No warranty is made by Rivals regarding any information, services, or products provided through or in connection with the Premium Ticket Service, and Rivals hereby expressly disclaims any and all warranties, including without limitation: any warranties as to the availability, accuracy, or content of information, products, or services; any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Some states/provinces do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.
The Subscriber hereby warrants and represents that he or she is in all respects is qualified and competent to enter into this agreement.
Links to Third Party Sites
Any dealings with third parties (including advertisers) included within the Rivals sites or services or participation in promotions, including the delivery of and the payment for goods and services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings or promotions, are solely between you and the advertiser or other third party. Rivals shall not be responsible or liable for any part of any such dealings or promotions. By subscribing, registering, or using any of the Rivals sites, you agree that you indemnify Rivals from any liability whatsoever associated with your dealings with these third parties.
Limitation of Liability
Rivals is not obligated to monitor the content on this site. However, with respect to the use of the products and services offered on this site, Rivals reserves the right to disclose any information or materials as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or government request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, from the this site, in Rivals's sole discretion, without notice at any time.
Rivals reserves the right, but is not obligated, to review materials posted to this site and to remove any such materials and/or edit such materials in its sole discretion, without notice at any time. In addition, Rivals reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the sites and services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever. Furthermore, Rivals reserves the right to terminate or change any part of the site at any time.
Rivals is not obligated to monitor the content on this site. However, with respect to the use of the community facilities mentioned above, Rivals reserves the right to disclose any information or materials as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, from the site or service, in Rivals's sole discretion.
You acknowledge that the community services are public and not private communications, therefore your communications may be read by others without your knowledge. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or others in any public area. Rivals specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the community areas on our site, or the content published by publishers under their publishing agreements, in which they agree that they are fully responsible for the content they post on the site. Forum managers and hosts of the community services, message boards, chat rooms, etc. are not authorized Rivals agents or spokespersons, are not able to bind Rivals, nor do their views necessarily reflect those of Rivals.
The information, services, information, and other material included in or available through the this site may not be complete, and may include inaccuracies or errors, and may also be modified or deleted from time to time. Advice, information, products, services or other materials received via this site should not be relied upon for decisions or other critical purposes.
By registering to post on Rivals' message boards, you agree that you are solely responsible for the content of your posts (defined as all content posted by you on the message boards, including actual posts, user profiles, signatures, etc.). This responsibility includes full liability for copyright infringement, libel/slander, and other liability, and you hereby agree to indemnify Yahoo! Inc., Rivals.com, and their respective officers, agents, partners, employees and subcontractors, and Rivals' publishers from any and all liability associated with the above. You agree that you own the content of your posts, but that you grant Rivals the right to reproduce or republish the content of your posts, in full or in part, for any purpose, as well as the right to grant permission for other reproduction or republishing of the posts by a third party. In addition, by registering on this site and/or by using this site, you agree that you recognize that all other users are solely responsible for the content of their posts and that they have indemnified Rivals (see above) as you have. You agree that you will not hold Yahoo! Inc., Rivals, and their respective officers, agents, partners, employees or subcontractors, owners, or agents responsible for the actions of posters on the message boards.
By registering or subscribing on this site, you agree that you are giving explicit consent to Rivals to send to you various emails, including marketing emails of various types. You hereby agree that, although Rivals may provide methods for opting out of these emails, that these emails are not 'unsolicited emails' or 'spam', and that you will indemnify and hold harmless Rivals, its owners, managers, employees, publishers, and other agents from any liability whatsoever associated with these emails, Rivals' sending of these emails, and/or your receipt thereof.
Your access to and use of this site, and products and services of this site, is at your own risk. Rivals, and its members and sponsors, will not be liable for any damage, loss or disclosure of information, data, revenue, accounts or business that occurs in connection with your use of the this site Network, or such products or services. Rivals makes no guarantees of any kind regarding the dependability, accuracy, security, timeliness or availability of the this site Network, or such products or services. Without limiting the foregoing, Yahoo! Inc., Rivals AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS, PUBLISHERS, PARTNERS, SPONSORS, OR OTHER ASSOCIATES MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES ABOUT THE CONDITION, SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, TIMELINESS, OR ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND MATERIALS CONTAINED IN THIS SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. RIVALS AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS, PUBLISHERS, PARTNERS, SPONSORS, OR OTHER ASSOCIATES HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR MATERIALS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
The material on the Premium Ticket Service is for the private, non-commercial enjoyment of Subscribers only. Any other use is strictly prohibited. Rivals and its publishing partners spend a great deal of time and money to obtain the information appearing on its web sites. Subscribers agree that they will not copy, publish, or in any way make available publicly any news, pictures, interviews, features, or any other information from Rivals web sites, without express written permission from Rivals. Subscribers agree that, should they do so, Rivals reserves the right to cancel their subscription immediately without refund. Additionally, reuse of copyrighted information (pictures, interviews, features, videos, audio, etc.) will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
To prevent access by multiple users sharing one account, Rivals reserves the right to limit access for each Subscriber to a fixed number of physical locations or machines or to a specific number of simultaneous logons. Subscriber agrees to notify Rivals in advance if their situation calls for use of multiple machines (i.e. student worklab, library, etc.). In addition, if such a scenario exists, subscriber is responsible for logging out appropriately in order to login successfully in another location.
By signing up to post on Rivals' message boards, you agree that you will not use the message boards to advertise any product or service, without the express written permission of Rivals. You also agree that if you do use the message boards in such a manner, and are subsequently banned or blacklisted from the message boards, and then continue to post such advertising under a new account, you will be liable for damages to Rivals in the amount of fair compensation for equivalent advertising frequently sold by Rivals to other advertisers, plus Rivals costs of collection, including attorneys fees. Due to difficulty in Rivals assessing these damages and advertising opportunity costs, you agree that the minimum damage from violation of this provision will be $10,000 (without limitation on Rivals' ability to prove actual damages in excess of this amount).
By signing up to post on Rivals' message boards, you agree that if Rivals blacklists you, you will cease and desist from posting on the message boards. If you are blacklisted, and subsequently sign up under new account(s) for the sole purpose of disrupting the message boards in any manner, you will be liable for damages to Rivals in the amount of fair compensation for time spent by Rivals staff and/or publishers in addition to any lost profits or revenues caused by your disruption and costs of collection of these damages, including attorneys fees. Due to difficulty in Rivals assessing these damages and costs, you agree that the minimum damage from violation of this provision will be $10,000 (without limitation on Rivals' ability to prove actual damages in excess of this amount).
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