User Agreement

Last Updated Date: 29 July, 2015

DeeperBlue.net Ltd (“DeeperBlue.com”) provides its services through our websites accessible at deeperblue.com, www.deeperblue.com, forums.deeperblue.com, exclusives.deeperblue.com and any other website for which DeeperBlue.com owns the domain registration (the “Site”) and the services made available by DeeperBlue.com therein, including the “DeeperBlue.com Network,” and certain mobile applications or game system platforms that allow you to access the DeeperBlue.com services (collectively, the “Service”). These detailed Terms of Use, and which incorporate our Privacy Policy, and Disclosure Policy (collectively “TOU”), govern your use of the Service. It is therefore important that you read and understand these TOU.

1. Acceptance of the TOU

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SERVICE OR BY UPLOADING OR POSTING ANY CONTENT (AS DEFINED BELOW) ON THE SERVICE, YOU, YOUR HEIRS, AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, “YOU”) ARE INDICATING THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TOU, WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE REGISTERED ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TOU, THEN YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE OR CONTENT. If you accept or agree to these TOU on behalf of a company or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to bind that company or other legal entity to these TOU and, in such event, “you” and “your” will refer and apply to that company or other legal entity.

Certain areas of the Service, including, but not limited to, the areas of the Service through which you may purchase DeeperBlue.com products, may have different terms and conditions posted or may require you to agree with and accept additional terms and conditions (“Product-Specific Terms”). If there is a conflict between these TOU and terms and conditions posted for a specific area of the Service, the Product-Specific Terms will take precedence with respect to your use of or access to that area of the Service.

2. Eligibility

The Service is intended solely for persons who are 13 or older. Any access to or use of the Service by anyone under 13 is expressly prohibited. By accessing or using the Service you represent and warrant that you are 13 or older.

3. Account Registration

In order to access or use certain features of the Service you may be required to create an account (“Account”) and become a “Registered User” of the Service. During the registration process you will be required to provide certain information and establish a username and a password. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and at other times when you use the Service and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. DeeperBlue.com reserves the right in its sole discretion to refuse to keep Accounts for, or provide services to, any individual. DeeperBlue.com reserves the right to suspend or terminate your Account if any information provided during the registration process or at other times proves to be inaccurate, not current or incomplete. You are responsible for safeguarding your password. You agree not to disclose your password to any third party and to take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify DeeperBlue.com of any unauthorized use of your Account.

4. Privacy

See DeeperBlue.com’s Privacy Policy here for information and notices concerning DeeperBlue.com’s collection and use of your personal information.

5. Ownership and Intellectual Property

The Service and Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States and foreign countries. Except as expressly provided in these TOU, DeeperBlue.com and its licensors exclusively own all right, title and interest in and to the Service and Content, including all associated intellectual property rights. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Service or Content.

All trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations of DeeperBlue.com used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of DeeperBlue.com. Any other trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and any other proprietary designations are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective parties.

6. Your License to Use the Services

“Content” on the Service means any links, text, graphics, images, music, audio, video, photos, information, code, or other materials available on the Service. Subject to your compliance with these TOU, DeeperBlue.com grants you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license, without the right to sublicense, to access and use the Service, and to access, use, view and print any Content solely for your personal and non-commercial purposes. You will not use, copy, adapt, modify, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, license, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast or otherwise exploit the Service or Content, except as expressly permitted in these TOU. No licenses or rights are granted to you by implication or otherwise under any intellectual property rights owned or controlled by DeeperBlue.com or its licensors, except for the licenses and rights expressly granted in these TOU..

7. User Submitted Content

We may, in our sole discretion, permit you to submit, post, upload, publish, email, send or transmit Content on or through the Service or in response to or in connection with Content previously provided via the Service. We may occasionally ask you to resubmit Content to us in a different form. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, DeeperBlue.com does not claim any ownership rights in your Content and nothing in these TOU will be deemed to restrict any rights that you may have to use and exploit your Content. By making available any Content through the Service, you hereby grant to DeeperBlue.com a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free license, with the right to use, copy, adapt, modify, distribute, reference, store, cache, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, stream, broadcast and otherwise exploit such Content on and through third-party distribution channels selected by, but not affiliated with, DeeperBlue.com, in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed, in whole or in part, for any purposes, including for both commercial and non-commercial purposes, subject to any limitations on use of your private Content, if applicable, in the DeeperBlue.com Privacy Policy; you also grant DeeperBlue.com the right to sublicense these rights to third parties for distribution via third party distribution channels, which may include viral distribution of your Content. You agree that neither DeeperBlue.com nor any third party distribution channels have any obligation to provide any compensation to you for your Content or the licenses granted herein. You understand that DeeperBlue.com does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to Content you submit. You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these TOU.

Notwithstanding the above, if you submit Content to DeeperBlue.com for DeeperBlue.com, in its sole discretion, to consider using for its own purposes, you may be asked to agree to a separate license agreement that will supersede this provision with respect to such Content. You acknowledge and agree that DeeperBlue.com has no obligation to use any Content that you submit and that you have no obligation to agree to license terms other than those presented in this TOU.

You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all Content that you make available through the Service. Accordingly, you represent and warrant that: (i) you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all Content that you make available through the Service or you have all rights, licenses, permissions, consents and releases that are necessary to grant to DeeperBlue.com the rights in such Content, as contemplated under these TOU; and (ii) neither the Content nor your posting, uploading, publication, submission or transmittal of the Content or DeeperBlue.com’s use of the Content (or any portion thereof) on, through or by means of the Service or otherwise will infringe, misappropriate or violate a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other proprietary or intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.

8. Copyright Policy

DeeperBlue.com respects copyright law and expects its users to do the same. DeeperBlue.com has adopted and implemented a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of registered users or other account holders who repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders. Please see DeeperBlue.com’s Copyright Policy here, for further information.

9. General Prohibitions

You agree not to do any of the following:

  • Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Content (including any links thereto) that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances.
  • Use, display, mirror or frame the Service, or any individual element within the Service, DeeperBlue.com’s name, any DeeperBlue.com trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without DeeperBlue.com’s express written consent;
  • Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Service, DeeperBlue.com’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of DeeperBlue.com’s providers;
  • Attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any DeeperBlue.com system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;
  • Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by DeeperBlue.com or any of DeeperBlue.com’s providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Service or Content;
  • Attempt to access or search the Service or Content or download Content from the Service through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by DeeperBlue.com or other generally available third party web browsers;
  • Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;
  • Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing a DeeperBlue.com trademark, logo URL or product name without DeeperBlue.com’s express written consent;
  • Use the Service or Content for any commercial purpose or the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these TOU;
  • Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Service or Content to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
  • Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Service or Content;
  • Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mail-bombing the Service;
  • Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Service from other users of the Service without their express permission;
  • Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • Violate any applicable law or regulation; or
  • Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.

DeeperBlue.com will have the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above to the fullest extent of the law. DeeperBlue.com may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who violate these TOU. You acknowledge that DeeperBlue.com has no obligation to monitor your access to or use of the Service or Content or to review or edit any Content, but has the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Service, to ensure your compliance with these TOU, or to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body. DeeperBlue.com reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Content, including, any Content, that DeeperBlue.com, at its sole discretion, considers to be objectionable for any reason, in violation of these TOU or otherwise harmful to the Service.

10. Links

The Service contains links to other websites and online resources and you understand that by using the Service and accessing third party links, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate. You understand and agree that DeeperBlue.com is not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by DeeperBlue.com of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.

11. Sweepstakes and Contests

DeeperBlue.com may operate sweepstakes, contests and similar promotions (collectively, “Promotions”) through the Service. You should carefully review the rules (e.g., the “Official Rules”) of each Promotion in which you participate through the Service, as they may contain additional important information about DeeperBlue.com’s rights to and ownership of the submissions you make as part of the Promotions and as a result of your participation in such Promotions. To the extent that the terms and conditions of such Official Rules conflict with these TOU, the terms and conditions of such Official Rules will control.

12. Modification

DeeperBlue.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, discontinue or terminate the Service or to modify these TOU, at any time and without prior notice. If we modify these TOU, we will post the modification on the Site or via the Service or provide you with notice of the modification. We will also update the “Last Updated Date” at the top of these TOU. By continuing to access or use the Service after we have posted a modification on the Site or via the Service or have provided you with notice of a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified TOU. You may also be asked to re-acknowledge and re-accept the TOU following any material changes. If the modified TOU are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Service.

13. Termination and Account Cancellation

If you breach any of these TOU, DeeperBlue.com will have the right to suspend or disable your Account or terminate these TOU, at its sole discretion and without prior notice to you. DeeperBlue.com is under no obligation to continue to support the Service in any way, or to provide you with updates or error corrections to Service.  Your rights under these TOU will terminate immediately and automatically, with or without notice in DeeperBlue.com’s sole discretion, if DeeperBlue.com ceases to support the Service. DeeperBlue.com reserves the right to revoke your access to and use of the Service and Content at any time, with or without cause. You may cancel your Account at any time by contacting DeeperBlue.com.

14. Disclaimers

THE SERVICE AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, DEEPERBLUE.COM EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. DEEPERBLUE.COM MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICE OR CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. DEEPERBLUE.COM MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT DEEPERBLUE.COM WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER OR MAKE AVAILABLE THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY PARTICULAR SOFTWARE FOR ANY PARTICULAR LENGTH OF TIME AND DEEPERBLUE.COM RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE AND UPDATE THE SERVICE AND ANY SOFTWARE WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU. DEEPERBLUE.COM MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR CONTENT PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM DEEPERBLUE.COM OR THROUGH THE SERVICE OR CONTENT, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SERVICE AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.

15. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold DeeperBlue.com, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Service or Content, or your violation of these TOU.

16. Limitation and Liability

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE AND CONTENT REMAINS WITH YOU. NEITHER DEEPERBLUE.COM NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICE OR CONTENT WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT DEEPERBLUE.COM HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

IN NO EVENT WILL DEEPERBLUE.COM’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TOU OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE OR CONTENT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100). THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN DEEPERBLUE.COM AND YOU. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

17. Controlling Law and Jurisdiction

This TOU will be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom. If any provision of this TOU is declared invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this TOU will remain in effect. The user agrees to comply with all applicable laws in using this service or the Materials.

18. Entire Agreement

These TOU constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between DeeperBlue.com and you regarding the Service and Content, and these TOU supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between DeeperBlue.com and you regarding the Service and Content.

19. Assignment

You may not assign or transfer these TOU, by operation of law or otherwise, without DeeperBlue.com’s prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these TOU, without such consent, will be null and of no effect. DeeperBlue.com may assign or transfer these TOU, at its sole discretion, without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these TOU will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

20. Notices

Any notices or other communications permitted or required hereunder, including those regarding modifications to these TOU, will be in writing and given by DeeperBlue.com (i) via email (in each case to the address that you provide) or (ii) by posting to the Service. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.

21. General

The failure of DeeperBlue.com to enforce any right or provision of these TOU will not constitute a waiver of future enforcement of that right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by a duly authorized representative of DeeperBlue.com. Except as expressly set forth in these TOU, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these TOU will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these TOU or otherwise. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these TOU invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these TOU will remain in full force and effect.

24. Contacting DeeperBlue.com

If you have any questions about these TOU, please contact DeeperBlue.com.