Terms of Service

The Web pages available at TechnoratiMedia.com and all linked pages (“Site”), are owned and operated by Technorati Media, and is accessed by you (“User”) under the following terms and conditions:

1. Access to the Services

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Technorati may offer to provide certain services, as described more fully on the Site, and which are selected by User through the process provided on the Site (“Services”), solely for User’s own use, and not for the use or benefit of any third party. Services shall include, but not be limited to, Technorati feeds and the Public Application Programming Interface (“API”). Technorati may change, suspend or discontinue the Services at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or content. Technorati may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict User’s access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability. Technorati reserves the right, at its discretion, to modify this User Agreement at any time by posting a notice on the Site, or by sending User a notice via email or postal mail. User shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Use of the Services by User following such notification constitutes User’s acceptance of the terms and conditions of this User Agreement as modified.

User certifies to Technorati that if User is an individual (i.e., not a corporation) User is at least 18 years of age. User also certifies that it is legally permitted to use the Services and access the Site, and takes full responsibility for the selection and use of the Services and access of the Site. This Agreement is void where prohibited by law, and the right to access the Site is revoked in such jurisdictions.

User shall be responsible for obtaining and maintaining any equipment or ancillary services needed to connect to, access the Site or otherwise use the Services, including, without limitation, modems, hardware, software, and long distance or local telephone service. User shall be responsible for ensuring that such equipment or ancillary services are compatible with the Services.

2. Site Content

The Site and its contents may only be used in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. All materials displayed or performed on the Site (including, but not limited to text, graphics, news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the “Content”) are protected by copyright. User shall abide by all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services.

Content produced by Technorati is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license enabling users to copy, distribute, and perform the works on this site as well as create derivative works with proper attribution for non-commercial use.

The Site is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. Technorati grants to User a limited nonexclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable right under Technorati’s intellectual property rights to copy, distribute, display, perform and create derivative works of the Content with proper attribution solely for non-commercial use. Copying, using or storing any Content for other than noncommercial use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from Technorati or from the copyright holder identified in such Content’s copyright notice.

Technorati Media requests that, according to standard academic practice, if a User uses the Service for any research that results in an article, a book, or other publication, the User lists Technorati as a resource in User’s bibliography.

User acknowledges and agrees that if User uses any of the Services to contribute Content to the Site, Technorati is hereby granted a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, transferable right to fully exploit such Content (including all related intellectual property rights) and to allow others to do so. User warrants, represents and agrees that it will not contribute any Content that is infringing, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, offensive or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party. Technorati reserves the right to remove any Content from the Site at any time, for any reason (including , but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content or if Technorati is concerned that User may have breached the immediately preceding sentence), or for no reason at all.

3. Restrictions

User is responsible for all of its activity in connection with the Services and accessing the Site. Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of Users right to Services or to access the Site. User may not post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any Technorati user.

Use of the Site or Services to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes, transfer or store illegal material including that which are deemed threatening or obscene, or engage in any kind of illegal activity is expressly prohibited.

4. Warranty Disclaimer

Technorati has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to User. User acknowledges that Technorati has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to the Site; what Content User accesses via the Site; what effects the Content may have on User; how User may interpret or use the Content; or what actions User may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. User releases Technorati from all liability for User having acquired or not acquired Content through the Site. The Site may contain, or direct User to sites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. Technorati makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Site, and Technorati will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site. THE SERVICES, CONTENT, SITE AND ANY SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO USER.

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS PRIVACY ACT NOTICE (18 USC 2701-2711): TECHNORATI MAKES NO GUARANTY OF CONFIDENTIALITY OR PRIVACY OF ANY COMMUNICATION OR INFORMATION TRANSMITTED ON THE SITE OR ANY WEB-SITE LINKED TO THE SITE. Technorati will not be liable for the privacy of email addresses, registration and identification information, disk space, communications, confidential or trade-secret information, or any other Content stored on Technorati’s equipment, transmitted over networks accessed by the Site, or otherwise connected with User’s use of the Services.

5. Registration and Security

As a condition to using certain Services, User may be required to register with Technorati and select a password and User name (“Technorati User ID”). User shall provide Technorati with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of User’s account. User may not (i) select or use as a Technorati User ID a name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; or (ii) use as a Technorati User ID a name subject to any rights of a person other than User without appropriate authorization. Technorati reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel a Technorati User ID in its discretion. User shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of User’s Technorati password.

6. Indemnity

User will indemnify and hold Technorati, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless, including costs and attorneys’ fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of User’s access to the Site, use of the Services, the violation of this Agreement by User, or the infringement by User, or any third party using the User’s account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.]

7. Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL TECHNORATI BE LIABLE WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE OR THE SERVICES (I) FOR ANY AMOUNT IN THE AGGREGATE IN EXCESS OF THE FEES PAID BY USER THEREFOR; OR (II) FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO USER.

8. Fees and Payment

Some of the Services may require payment of fees. User shall pay all applicable fees, as described on the Site in connection with such Services selected by User. Technorati reserves the right to change its price list and to institute new charges at any time, upon ten (10) days prior notice to User, which may be sent by email or posted on the Site. Use of the Services by User following such notification constitutes User’s acceptance of any new or increased charges.

9. Termination

Either party may terminate the Services at any time by notifying the other party by any means. Technorati may also terminate or suspend any and all Services and access to the Site immediately, without prior notice or liability, if User breaches any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. Any fees paid hereunder are non-refundable. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability.

10. Miscellaneous

The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. Technorati shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond Technorati’s reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including “line-noise” interference). If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by User except with Technorati’s prior written consent. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California without regard to the conflict of laws provisions thereof. User agrees to personal jurisdiction by the state and federal courts sitting in San Francisco, California. The parties hereby expressly waive trial by jury in any action, proceeding or counterclaim brought by either of the parties against the other on any matters whatsoever arising out of or in any way connected with these Terms and Conditions and agree to submit to binding arbitration. Both parties agree that this Agreement, Technorati Media’s Privacy Statement, and other policies posted by Technorati on the Site are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement. All modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and User does not have any authority of any kind to bind Technorati in any respect whatsoever.