Following are the Terms of Service for the Lithosphere Community.
Use of the Lithosphere Community Site indicates you accept these terms. If you do not accept these terms, do not use the Lithosphere Community Site.
The Lithosphere Community is a peer-to-peer and direct support channel for people cultivating enterprise communities on the Lithium platform. It is a central for education and thought leadership on best practices, where we also ideate with customers directly on how to improve and extend the product platform.
Enterprise communities are communities created by business organizations for their customers, partners, or other enthusiasts. Although this community is designed for Lithium customers, partners and employees, we welcome anyone with an interest in enterprise communities to participate in public areas. We expect all to observe the community rules of conduct set forth in these Terms of Service.
You may not use your registration membership (or allow anyone else to use your registration membership) to post or transmit:
1. Content that is abusive, vulgar, obscene, hateful, fraudulent, or that discloses private or personal matters concerning any person. This includes language, information, or images.
2. Content that is threatening, defamatory or abusive, either between forum members or directed towards a Lithosphere moderator, or a Lithium employee or manager.
3. "Rants," "slams," or legal threats against Lithium or another company or competitor.
4. Bigoted, hateful, or racially offensive comments.
5. Political or religious statements or commentary.
6. Off-topic comments not related to enterprise communities or the Lithium platform.
7. Any material that you don't have the right to transmit under law (such as copyright, trade secret, or securities) or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as nondisclosure agreements).
8. Language that promotes illegal activity or discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them. This includes any message that solicits or promotes the use of an illegal substance.
9. Advertising, promotional materials, or other forms of solicitation including chain letters, pyramid schemes, class action suits, or charitable appeals. This includes advertising links in signatures.
10. Any file or link to a file that contains viruses, corrupted files, "Trojan Horses," or any other contaminating or destructive features that may damage someone else's computer.
11. Duplicate posts, spam messages, or posts repeated excessively on one or more boards.
12. Messages designed to evade profanity or other filters.
13. Personal phone numbers or addresses (to protect privacy).
14. Personal email addresses, private information such as social security numbers, or other contact information that is not your own, including, but not limited to Lithium employee's email addresses.
15. Hyperlinks that lead to sites that violate any of the forum guidelines.
16. Any message that impersonates another person or affiliation with an entity, including, but not limited to, Lithium. In addition, our guidelines do not permit you to:
17. Intentionally violate any other applicable law or regulation while accessing and using our site.
18. Interfere in any way with the operations in the forum or with a fellow user's message box, including but not limited to mail or "post" bombing, news bombing, other flooding techniques, deliberate attempts to overload a system and broadcast attacks, or attempts to avoid messaging blocking.
19. Evading bans or suspensions or otherwise disregarding directions from Lithosphere moderators or administrators. Lithosphere moderators may at any time and without prior notice remove any posted message or thread, delete words that violate these guidelines from posted messages, or ban your account for violating the above reasonable provisions. Please remember that you are responsible for all statements made and acts that occur through the use of your user name and password.
If you recognize any violation of these guidelines, please notify us by using the "Report Inappropriate Content" feature in the Options menu of the message, or by contacting us directly at: email@example.com
Lithium's Website Disclaimer: http://www.lithium.com/disclaimer/
If you believe that work belonging to you has been copied onto the Lithosphere Community Site without your permission, please notify by sending a written notification of claimed infringement to:
By mail: Copyright Agent c/o Lithium Technologies 6121 Hollis Street Suite 4 Emeryville, CA 94608
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, your notification must include:
We may refuse to grant you, and you may not use, a screen name or email address that is already being used by someone else, that impersonates another person, that belongs to another person (without that person's prior consent), that violates the intellectual property or other rights of any person, that is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or that we reject for any other reason, at our sole discretion. In consideration of your use of the Lithosphere Community Site you agree that all information provided in your profile is accurate, true, current, and complete. Lithium may terminate your account if any of the information provided is found to be inaccurate, false, out of date, or incomplete.
The content found in the Lithosphere Community Site comes from a variety of sources, primarily from community members. Lithium makes no claims or representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or truth of any material submitted or found in the discussion areas. Lithium is not liable for any website links posted within the discussion areas; website links posted in the discussion areas may link to sites not administered or under the control of Lithium and users must open such links at their own risk. Lithium is not liable for any errors or delays in the content or transmission of postings on the site. Remember that you are responsible for your own decisions to act upon the information provided by community members. Lithium makes no guaranty of the confidentiality or privacy of any communication or information transmitted on the site, or any web-site linked to the site, or otherwise in connection with the services and Lithium will not be liable for the privacy of e-mail addresses, registration and identification information, confidential or trade-secret information.
If your user identification or password(s) is compromised, or if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your account or other breach of security, you are responsible for promptly notifying us. You can notify us by sending an email to email@example.com.
You must be 13 years of age or older to access the Lithosphere Community Site.
The language of the Lithosphere Community Site is English.
Lithium reserves the right to modify these guidelines at any time, effective upon posting of the modified guidelines on the forum.
The service is provided on an "as is" basis without warranty of any kind, express or implied. You expressly agree that the use of the service is at your sole risk. Lithium does not warrant that the service will be uninterrupted or error free, nor does Lithium make any warranty as to any results that may be obtained by use of the service. Lithium makes no other warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, in relation to the service.
Under no circumstances shall Lithium be liable to you or any other person for any damages, including without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of or relating to this agreement or the use of the service or site. Your sole and exclusive remedy hereunder shall be for you to discontinue your use of the service and terminate this agreement.
You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Lithium, its shareholders, directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any action, cause, claim, damage, debt, demand or liability, including reasonable costs and attorney's fees, asserted by any person, arising out of or relating to: (a) this Agreement; (b) your use of the Lithosphere Community Site, including any data or work transmitted or received by you; and (c) any libelous, slanderous, indecent or other statement concerning any person made or republished by you.
These Terms of Service constitutes a binding agreement. Failure to comply with these Terms of Service may result in account revocation and other legal action. These Terms of Service, the Lithosphere User Guidelines and related documents set forth herein constitute the entire agreement between you and Lithium and governs your use of the Lithosphere Community Site superseding any prior agreements between you and Lithium. The laws of the State of California, U.S.A., shall govern the Terms of Service and the relationship between you and Lithium, without regard to conflict of law provisions. You and Lithium agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Alameda, California, U.S.A.
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