Terms & Conditions
2. COMMUNITY GUIDELINES
The Plunge community, like any community, functions best when its people follow a few simple rules. By using and/or visiting the Website, you hereby agree to comply with these community rules and that:
- You will not use the Website for any unlawful purpose;
- You will not upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any content that (a) infringes any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights of any person or entity; or (b) is threatening, harassing, tortious, defamatory, obscene, libelous, or invasive of another’s privacy;
- You will not impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- You will not “stalk” or otherwise harass another; and
- You will not interfere or attempt to interrupt the proper operation of the Website through the use of any virus, device, software or routine, or access or attempt to gain access to any data, files, or passwords related to the Website through hacking, password mining, or any other means.
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to deny you access to the Website, or any portion of the Website, without notice.
3. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
The Plunge is a wedding planning website and community geared towards men. Whether you want to learn about buying the perfect engagement ring, plan a bachelor party or honeymoon, or just talk with other guys about the big day, The Plunge has got you covered.
The Plunge provides Visitors and Registered Members with access to the Website as described in this Agreement.
Visitors. No login is required for Visitors. Visitors to the Website can (a) view all publicly-accessible content, including articles, discussion groups, and wedding FAQs; (b) perform searches; (c) subscribe to mailing lists; and (d) contact The Plunge.
Registered Members. Login is required for all Registered Member services. Registered Members can (a) sign up for newsletters and other notifications; (b) post comments to our threaded blog articles; and (c) create and edit their personal profile.
The Plunge is under no obligation to accept any individual as a Registered Member, and may accept or reject any registration in its sole and complete discretion.
4. SIGN-IN NAME; PASSWORD; UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS
During the registration process for Registered Members, we will ask you to create an account by connecting with facebook, which includes your facebook sign-in name (“Sign-In Name”) password (“Password”), and perhaps certain additional information that will assist in authenticating your identity when you log-in in the future linked to your facebook account (“Unique Identifiers”). When creating your account, you must provide true, accurate, current, and complete information. Each Sign-In Name and corresponding Password can be used by only one Registered Member. You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of your Sign-In Name, Password and Unique Identifiers, as well as for any use, misuse or communications entered through the Website using one or more of them. You will promptly inform The Plunge of any need to deactivate a Password or Sign-In Name, or change any Unique Identifier. The Plunge reserves the right to delete or change your Password, Sign-In Name, or Unique Identifier at any time and for any reason. The Plunge will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any unauthorized use of your account.
5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The Website contains material, such as software, text, graphics, images, sound recordings, audiovisual works, and other material (collectively referred to as the “Content”). The Content may be owned by us or by third parties. The Content is protected under both United States and foreign laws. Unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You have no rights in or to the Content, and you will not use the Content except as permitted under this Agreement. No other use is permitted without prior written consent from us. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content on any copy you make of the Content. You may not sell, transfer, assign, license, sublicense, or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, make a derivative version of, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use or posting of the Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is expressly prohibited.
If you violate any part of this Agreement, your permission to access and/or use the Content and Website automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of the Content.
The trademarks, service marks, and logos of The Plunge (the “The Plunge Trademarks”) used and displayed on the Website are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of XY Internet, LLC. Other company, product, and service names located on the Website may be trademarks or service marks owned by others (the “Third-Party Trademarks”, and, collectively with The Plunge Trademarks, the “Trademarks”). Nothing on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use the Trademarks, without our prior written permission specific for each such use. Use of the Trademarks as part of a link to or from any site is prohibited unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance by us in writing. All goodwill generated from the use of The Plunge Trademarks inures to The Plunge’s benefit.
Elements of the Website are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other state and federal laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part, by any means, including but not limited to the use of framing or mirrors. None of the Content for this website may be retransmitted without our express, written consent for each and every instance.
We have provided our contact information, e-mail link, and the opportunity for Registered Members to post comments to our threaded discussion groups and blogs on the Website because we would like to hear from you. However, we do not want you to, and you should not, send us or post any documents or other materials that contain confidential or proprietary information. You agree that any documents or other materials that you send us become our property. You grant us an unrestricted, irrevocable, royalty-free license to copy, distribute, and modify any documents or other materials that you send us, and to use for any purpose any ideas, trade secrets, know-how or other confidential or proprietary information disclosed in those documents or other materials.
7. NO WARRANTIES/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE CONTENT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, EFFICACY, OR TIMELINESS. WE SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO LIABILITY FOR TRUTH, ACCURACY, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION CONVEYED TO THE USER OR FOR ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR OMISSIONS THEREIN OR FOR ANY DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF THE DATA OR INFORMATION STREAM FROM WHATEVER CAUSE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU USE THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT AT YOUR OWN RISK. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE, OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE.
WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS SERVER, OR THE CONTENT ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR SIMILAR CONTAMINATION OR DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES. IF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.
THE WEBSITE AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTY OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
8. EXTERNAL SITES
The Website may contain links to third-party websites (“External Sites”). These links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by us of the Content on such External Sites. The Content of such External Sites is developed and provided by others. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or any Content located on such External Sites. We are not responsible for the Content of any linked External Sites and do not make any representations regarding the Content or accuracy of materials on such External Sites. You should take precautions when downloading files from all websites to protect your computer from viruses and other destructive programs. If you decide to access linked External Sites, you do so at your own risk.
You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from and against any claims, actions, or demands, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising or resulting from your breach of this Agreement or your access to, use, or misuse of the Content or Website. We shall provide notice to you of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit, or proceeding. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter that is subject to indemnification under this section. In such case, you agree to cooperate with any reasonable requests assisting our defense of such matter.
10. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
Our designated agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for the receipt of any Notification of Claimed Infringement which may be given under that Act is as follows:
First Step Trademarks, LLC
If you believe that your work has been copied on the Website in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our agent with notice in accordance with the requirements of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, including (i) a description of the copyrighted work that has been infringed and the specific location on the Website where such work is located; (ii) a description of the location of the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work; (iii) your address, telephone number and e-mail address; (iv) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; (v) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and (vi) an electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
11. COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS
The Website is based in the United States. We make no claims concerning whether the Content may be downloaded, viewed, or be appropriate for use outside of the United States. If you access the Website or the Content from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk. Whether inside or outside of the United States, you are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with the laws of your specific jurisdiction.
12. TERMINATION OF THE AGREEMENT
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate this Agreement and your access to all or any part of the Website or the Content, at any time and for any reason without prior notice or liability. We reserve the right to change, suspend, or discontinue all or any part of the Website or the Content at any time without prior notice or liability.
This Agreement is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without respect to its conflict of laws provisions. You expressly agree to submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts sitting in the State of New York. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction or terminated in accordance with the Termination provision above, the invalidity or termination of such provision shall not affect the validity of the following provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect: “Intellectual Property,” “No Warranties/Limitation of Liability,” “Indemnification,” “Termination of the Agreement,” and “Miscellaneous.”
Our failure to act on or enforce any provision of the Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of that provision or any other provision in this Agreement. No waiver shall be effective against us unless made in writing, and no such waiver shall be construed as a waiver in any other or subsequent instance. Except as expressly agreed by us and you in writing, this Agreement constitutes the entire Agreement between you and us with respect to the subject matter, and supercedes all previous or contemporaneous agreements, whether written or oral, between the parties with respect to the subject matter. The section headings are provided merely for convenience and shall not be given any legal import. This Agreement will inure to the benefit of our successors, assigns, licensees, and sublicensees.