Terms of Service

What We Provide

Be Like Ben is a web site where you can keep track of Benjamin Franklin's 13 virtues. We will post it online in the most web-friendly format, which you can share with friends.

Who Our Services Are For

The use of Be Like Ben is available to all persons age 13 and over who agree by these terms of service. It is available for non commercial use only. It may not be used for purposes not in accordance to local law.

Allowable Content and Use

Be Like Ben is an easy way to keep track of Benjamin Franklin's 13 virtues. We want to keep it a safe, fun, friendly place, and that means a few rules. You may NOT:

Rights Reserved

Be Like Ben reserves the right to filter any content posted and remove objectionable posts without notice. Be Like Ben may also cancel accounts for users who violate the Terms of Service.

Be Like Ben respects your copyright. You retain full copyright of any original content that you send us. By posting to Be Like Ben, you're granting us a license to distribute your content on this site.

Be Like Ben reserves the right to view privates sites and private posts for the purposes of fixing issues, and to look for copyrighted or other inappriate material. This will only be done as necessary and these posts will never be shared by anyone else.

To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. The main form of identity management is your e-mail address. Please always use a valid and up-to-date e-mail address.

User submissions

Materials, including but not limited to text, software, data, images, graphics, photos, audio, audiovisual, videos, and content of any nature provided by Be Like Ben (“Content”) or by other users of Be Like Ben (“User Submissions”) to Be Like Ben is owned by the party contributing such content. As a user of Be Like Ben, you are solely responsible for your own User Submissions. By transmitting your User Submissions to the Website or otherwise through or using Be Like Ben you represent that you have all rights and authorizations necessary to post, submit, display, produce, or otherwise transmit, such content. You agree that you will not submit material that is or contains the intellectual property of a third party that you do not have permission to use.

You shall retain all of your ownership rights in your User Submissions; however, by submitting material to Be Like Ben you grant Be Like Ben the irrevocable, fully transferable rights to use, reproduce, distribute, modify, transmit, prepare derivative works of, display and produce the material in connection with Be Like Ben and Be Like Ben's business, but solely in accordance with these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy. To the extent you do not have ownership rights to any of your User Submissions, you shall indemnify Be Like Ben for any claim regarding Be Like Ben’s use of your User Submissions.

When using Be Like Ben, you may be exposed to User Submissions from a variety of sources, and Be Like Ben is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions, which may be inaccurate, infringing, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. You understand that all information publicly posted or privately transmitted through Be Like Ben is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that we are not and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content. You understand that we cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using Be Like Ben. Additionally, we cannot and do not guarantee the authenticity or accuracy of any data that users may provide about themselves or relationships they may describe.

We do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions and will not treat any User Submissions as confidential.

Disclaimer

While we have the right to monitor activity and content associated with Be Like Ben, we are not obligated to do so. We do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any content submitted by users to Be Like Ben. Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and practices, in the process of using Be Like Ben, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. You can contact our Customer Service Department to let us know of content that you find objectionable. We may investigate the complaints and violations of our policies that come to our attention and may take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. We also, however, reserve the right not to take any action. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any content on the Website.

Indemnity

By accepting these Terms of Use, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless Be Like Ben, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from i) your use of Be Like Ben; ii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your communications with or through Be Like Ben, or iii) any other matter relating to Be Like Ben. Any business transactions which may arise between users from their use of Be Like Ben are the sole responsibility of the users involved, and we disclaim any and all responsibility for such transactions.

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL OUR TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY EXCEED US $10.00.

Trademarks

Be Like Ben, the Be Like Ben logo, and other Be Like Ben logos and names are trademarks of Be Like Ben. You agree not to display or use these trademarks in any manner without our prior written permission. The section titles of these Terms of Use are displayed for convenience only and have no legal effect. Please send any questions or comments, or report violations of these Terms of Use, to ianli@belikeben.com.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

It is our policy to respond to valid DMCA takedown notices of alleged copyright infringement. These notices must include all of the information below, as suggested by the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Our response to valid takedown notices may include removing the infringing material, and suspending subscriber accounts. We will also contact the owner of the affected site so that they may make a counter notification.

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a formal communication (by regular mail or email) that includes the items specified below.

Send this information to:

ianli@belikeben.com

How To Contact Us

Should you have other questions or concerns about these terms of service, please send us e-mail at ianli@belikeben.com.

Disclaimer

Be Like Ben is provided 'as-is' with no warranty of any kind. You use the service at your own risk. Be Like Ben expressly disclaims any warranty, express or implied, regarding the site or its content, including any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

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