Terms of Service

SPIRIT LED ARTISTS (referred to hereinafter as “we”, “us”, “our” or “SLA”) services are designed to promote opportunity for our members by enabling you and other professionals to meet, exchange ideas, promote projects, attend events, learn, find opportunities or employees, collaborate, work, build relationships and make decisions in a creative community (referred to hereinafter as the “Service”), contains content that is provided as a service to users who agree to abide by the following acceptable conduct terms. Your right to use the Service is governed by these Terms of Use and you should take the time to review this document carefully before you use the Service. By using the Service in any way, you are agreeing to comply with these Terms of Use. We reserve the right to change the Terms of Use at any time and for any reason. Updated versions of the Terms of Use will distributed through the Service and posted to slartists.org, and you should visit this page periodically to keep apprised of any changes. By continuing to use the Service after any such change, you accept and agree to the modified Terms of Use. We reserve the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service, any features, benefits (including without limitation blocking or terminating your access to the Service), rules or conditions, all without notice, even though such changes may affect the way you use the Service. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third-party for any modification or discontinuance of the Service. You shall be deemed to have “posted,” as such term is used in these Terms of Use, at the moment you have submitted or any person authorized by you has submitted any postings, messages, advertisements, photos, sounds, images, text, files, video or other materials (collectively “Content”) to be included in the Service.

USER CONDUCT

Without limitation, while using the Service, you shall not:

(a) Post competitive products, tools, or services as determined in our sole discretion; 
(b) Post, anywhere on the Service, obscene or lewd and lascivious graphics or photographs which depict genitalia or actual or simulated sexual acts, as determined in our sole discretion; 
(c) Post adult content or explicit adult material; 
(d) Post any material on the Service that exploits minors in any way; 
(e) Post any material on the Service that in any way constitutes or assists in human trafficking or any solicitation directly or in “coded” fashion for any illegal service exchanging sexual favors for money or other valuable consideration; 
(f) Post any ad for products or services, use or sale of which is prohibited by any law or regulation; 
(g) Send mail, e-mail, voice messages or faxes for solicitation of any other product, or service to a user of the Service unless the user has granted permission in their ad or otherwise allowed contact for solicitation;
(h) Interfere with or infringe the patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, logos, confidential information, intellectual property rights of others, or any other third party rights;
(i) Use any automated device, spider, robot, crawler, data mining tool, software or routine to access, copy, or download any part of the Service unless expressly permitted by us;
(l) Send messages or engage in disruptive or damaging activities online, including excessive use of scripts, sound waves, scrolling, or use of viruses, bots, worms, time bombs, Trojan horses or any other destructive element;
(k) Discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or refers to such matters in any manner prohibited by law;
(l) Post any employment ads violating the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act or messages which violate any law or regulation;
(m) Harass, threaten, embarrass or cause distress or discomfort upon another individual or entity or impersonate any other person or entity or otherwise restrict or inhibit any other person from using or enjoying the Service;
(n) Transmit any information, data, text, files, links, software, chats, communication or other materials that is unlawful, false, misleading, harmful, threatening, abusive, invasive of another's privacy, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful or racially or otherwise objectionable, including without limitation material of any kind or nature that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, provincial, national, or international law or regulation, or encourage the use of controlled substances;
(o) or Use the Service to engage in or assist another individual or entity to engage in fraudulent, abusive, manipulative or illegal activity.

USE OF MATERIALS

Any profile, ads or messages that you post, transmit, or otherwise make available for viewing through the Service will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary to you. You understand and agree that any such profile and messages may be used by us or our affiliates, without review or approval by you, for any purpose whatsoever, and in any medium, including our print media, if any. You grant us (and our affiliates) the irrevocable right to use and/or edit your profile and messages, without review or approval by you, for any purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, posting, revision and advertising in any media in perpetuity without notice or compensation to you.

TERMINATION OF ACCESS

We have the right terminate your access for any reason if we believe you have violated these Terms of Use in any manner. You agree not to hold us liable for such termination, and further agree not to attempt to use the Service after termination.

NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES

You agree that, except as otherwise provided in these Terms of Use, there shall be no third party beneficiaries to these Terms of Use.

POSTING OF ADS

You understand that each time you post an ad on the Service or otherwise use the Service, you agree to these Terms of Use. By agreeing to these Terms of Use, you acknowledge that we may send you e-mail messages telling you about offers listed on the Service, or related services provided by our affiliates and partners. You understand and agree that such communications are part and parcel of your registration for and use of the Service; if you do not wish to receive further communications from us (or our affiliates and partners), you must cancel your registration by sending a cancellation notice to 

FEES

We may impose a fee on the posting of Content to the Service. Users uploading Content to fee-based areas are responsible for such Content and for compliance with these Terms of Use. Under no circumstances will we provide a refund in the event that Content is removed from fee-based areas for violation of these Terms of Use.

LINKS

We have no control over and is not responsible for the content of or claims made on websites that may be linked to or from the Service, whether or not they may be affiliated with us. Any websites linked to or from the Service are for your convenience only, and you access them at your own risk.

RELEASE

We assume no responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or usefulness of information, views, opinions or advice in any material contained on the Service. In addition, we do not endorse any opinions or recommendations posted by others. Any information posted on the site is the responsibility of the person or persons originating the message. Any user who violates these Terms of Use may be permanently banned from posting ads or using the Service. You understand that all Content posted on, transmitted through, or linked from the Service, are solely the responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. You understand that we do not control, and are not responsible for Content available on the Service. You agree that we do not have the obligation to pre-screen, monitor or approve any Content, but that we shall have the right, but not the obligation to remove, move (including moving an ad or posting to another section or category within the classifieds), refuse, edit or delete any Content for any reason whatsoever. We shall not be responsible for any interaction between you and the other users of the Service. Your dealings with others through the Service are solely between you and such other parties. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any goods, services, resources or content available through such third party dealings or communications, or for any harm related thereto. We are under no obligation to become involved in any disputes between you and other users of the Service or between you and any other third parties.

You agree that our service is a venue for posters and users of the Service. In the event that you have a dispute with any user of the Service, you agree that we are under no obligation to become involved. You further agree to release us from any and all claims, demands, and damages arising out of or in connection with such dispute.

You are entirely responsible and liable for any Content you post or any Content that is posted by any person authorized to use your e-mail account or computer system.

We do not offer any refunds for the early cancellation of paid postings to us. We do not issue credits or refunds due to our extremely low rates and minimal administrative staff.

You acknowledge, consent and agree that we may access, preserve and disclose your contact information and Content you upload, post, or otherwise make available on the Service if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (i) comply with legal process; (ii) comply with legal requirements imposed by Federal, State or Local law or authorities (iii) enforce these Terms of Use; (iv) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (v) respond to your requests for customer service; or (vi) protect the rights, property or personal safety of us, our users and the public.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The information, services and products available to you on the Service may contain errors and are subject to periods of interruption. While we do our best to maintain the information, services we offer, we cannot be held responsible for any errors, defects, lost profits or other consequential damages arising from the use of the Service.

In no event shall SLA or its affiliates, owners, agents, members, managers, officers, employees, representatives, sponsors, suppliers, or partners (collectively "indemnified parties") be liable to you or any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, special, exemplary damages, or any damages whatsoever, arising from or in any way connected or relating to (i) the use of (or inability to use), or performance of the service, (ii) any information, services or products provided through the service, or (iii) any interaction between you and other participants of the service, even if any of the indemnified parties has been advised of the possibility of such damages. You accept all responsibility for, and hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the indemnified parties from and against, any actions taken by you or by any person authorized to use your e-mail account or computer system, including without limitation, disclosure of passwords to third parties. You further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the indemnified parties from and against any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the service, the violation of these terms of use by you, or the infringement by you, or by any person authorized to use your e-mail account or computer system, including without limitation, disclosure of passwords to third parties, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. By using the service, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the indemnified parties from any and all liability regarding your use of the service or participation in any activities of the service. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you.

If you are dissatisfied with the service, or any portion thereof, or do not agree with these terms of use, your only recourse and exclusive remedy shall be to stop using the service.

If you are a California resident, you waive any rights you may have under California Civil Code § 1542, which states: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”

JURISDICTION AND CHOICE OF LAW

These Terms of Use shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of  NEW YORK without regard to its choice of law provisions. Any action you or any third party may bring to enforce these Terms of Use, or in connection with any matters related to the Service or SLA, shall be brought only in either the state or Federal courts located in California, and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts. You also agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the Terms of Use must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

GENERAL

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and SLA govern your use of the Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and SLA. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software, or visit another web site linked to by the Service. The section titles in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

You agree to comply with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations, and ordinances concerning your use of the Service.

VIOLATIONS

Please report any violations of these Terms of Use to: hello@slartists.org

SEVERANCE AND WAIVER 

You acknowledge and agree that if any provision of these Terms of Use shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Furthermore, if any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision.

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by us.