Please read this Agreement fully and carefully before accessing or using this Website.
The following terms and conditions govern use of the MineralRightsForum.com website and all content, services and products available at or through the website, including, but not limited to, MineralRightsForum.com Forum Software and the MineralRightsForum.com Hosting service (“Hosting”), (taken together, the Website).
By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 13 years old.
If you create an account on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account. You must immediately notify KEDI of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. KEDI will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
If you post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
- the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
- if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
- you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
- the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
- the Content is not spam, is not machine-generated or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content linking to third party sites or to boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or misleading recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
- the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
- your Content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, blogs and websites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
- your Content is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company; and
- you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by KEDI or otherwise.
KEDI has the right (though not the obligation) to, in KEDI’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in KEDI’s reasonable opinion, violates any KEDI policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in KEDI’s sole discretion. KEDI will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
Optional paid services or upgrades may be available on the Website. When utilizing an optional paid service or upgrade, you agree to pay KEDI the fees indicated. Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you begin utilizing the service or upgrade and will cover the use of that service or upgrade for a period as indicated. These fees are not refundable.
Unless you notify KEDI before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel a service or upgrade, your subscription is subject to automatic renewal and you authorize us to collect the then-applicable fee (as well as any applicable taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism you have used with us in the past. Subscriptions can be canceled at any time.
Hosting, Support Services
Optional Support services may be provided by KEDI under the terms and conditions for each such service. By signing up for any Support service you agree to abide by such terms and conditions.
KEDI has not reviewed all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and is not responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, KEDI does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be true, accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. KEDI disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which MineralRightsForum.com links, and that link to MineralRightsForum.com. KEDI does not have control over those non-MineralRightsForum.com websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-MineralRightsForum.com website or webpage, KEDI does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. KEDI disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-MineralRightsForum.com websites and webpages.
If you believe that material located on or linked to by MineralRightsForum.com violates your copyright, and if this website resides in the USA, you are encouraged to notify KEDI in accordance with KEDI Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. KEDI will respond to such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. KEDI will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of KEDI or others. In the case of such termination, KEDI will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to KEDI.
This Agreement does not transfer from KEDI to you any KEDI or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with KEDI. KEDI, MineralRightsForum.com, the MineralRightsForum.com logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with MineralRightsForum.com or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of KEDI or KEDI licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any KEDI or third-party trademarks.
KEDI reserves the right to display advertisements on, around, near to or within your content unless you have otherwise made specific written arrangements with KEDI.
KEDI reserves the right to display attribution links such as ‘Powered by MineralRightsForum.com, theme author, and font attribution in your content footer or toolbar. Footer credits and the MineralRightsForum.com toolbar may not be removed regardless of upgrades purchased.
KEDI reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement at any time. It is your responsibility to check this Agreement periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the Website following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. KEDI may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through the Website (including, the release of new tools and resources). Such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
KEDI may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your MineralRightsForum.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
The Website is provided “as is”. KEDI and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither KEDI nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.
In no event will KEDI, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to KEDI under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. KEDI shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless KEDI, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective members, directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between KEDI and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and may only be modified by a written amendment between the parties, or by the posting by KEDI of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable by law, if any provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of Texas, U.S.A., and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. (“JAMS”) by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Austin TX, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; KEDI may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
This document was updated May 31, 2013, Dec 6 2017, Dec 21 2018, and Dec 10 2020.