Terms of Service
Tips4me.com is an Internet community Web site providing a variety of
services to users. This document covers the terms and conditions under
which these services are provided. Your use of any of the features and
services on the Tips4me.com Web site constitutes acceptance of these terms
and conditions. These terms and conditions apply automatically to any new
services or features introduced on the Tips4me.com.
Tips4me.com reserves the right to update the terms, conditions and notices
of this Agreement without prior notice to you. It is your responsibility
to periodically review the most current version of this Agreement as your
continued use of Tips4me.com signifies your acceptance of any changed
Tips4me.com does not control the truth or
accuracy of content posted or the safety, or legality of the items
advertised or sold. You may find other users' information to be offensive,
harmful, inaccurate or deceptive. Therefore, please use caution and common
sense when using Tips4me.com or any other website on the Internet! The
views expressed on the website are not those of Tips4me.com.com, and any
errors or omissions in them belong to the respective contributors /
It is your responsibility to make sure you
read and understand this document before using any Tips4me.com service.
Please do not contribute to Tips4me.com in any manner unless you have
carefully read and agree with all of these terms. In the remainder of this
document, the term 'Tips4me.com' is used to refer to the Web site itself
and to BC Web Wise Pvt. Ltd., the company which owns and operates the
Tips4me.com Web site.
Accessing and Transmitting Tips4me.com Content
All the content available for public access on Tips4me.com is protected by
copyright. Your use of this material must adhere to the following terms,
unless you are the original contributor of the content to Tips4me.com, in
which case your use is governed by the terms governing Tips4me.com's
relationship with contributors as covered in Sections 3 and 4.
All content is provided for public access free of charge, unless otherwise
You may access the content for viewing online.
You may download and print a single copy of any content item for your
personal, non-commercial use. Content items include, but are not
restricted to, articles, columns, photographs and reader comments on
You may not modify any content you download or print from Tips4me.com. You
must retain all copyright notices and logos on any content item you
download or print.
You may not make any content item originating from Tips4me.com available
for public access by any means without obtaining prior written permission
You may forward Internet URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) to third parties
for private, non- commercial use, along with brief extracts that do not
violate copyright terms.
You may post, or otherwise make publicly available, excerpts from
Tips4me.com content items, in any publicly accessible forum, so long as
Tips4me.com is cited alongside the excerpt as the original source.
Contributing Content to Tips4me.com's Edited Sections
The terms in this Section apply to all the content contributed to
Tips4me.com that is first screened and edited by Tips4me.com staff before
being uploaded. Tips4me.com accepts contributions of any original creative
work from its subscribers and other casual Internet surfers. Contributions
are reviewed by our panel or reviewers from the Tips4me community and
copyedited and formatted by our staff. Contributions accepted must be
textual matter in English. Your work is published on Tips4me.com, where
'published' means uploaded for public access on the Internet, subject to
the following terms and conditions:
You truthfully assert that the content being contributed is your creation
and that you own the copyright to the content. (Unless you have
deliberately assigned the copyright to someone else, you automatically own
the copyright to all of your creations.) Further, you truthfully assert
you have not infringed on anybody else's copyright in the creation of this
You grant us exclusive unlimited Internet distribution rights and
electronic copyrights. This includes Web publishing, syndication on other
web sites, email, ftp, telnet and other Internet- based information
You may, however, publish the content you contribute to Tips4me.com, on
your personal, non- commercial Web site if you possess one.
Once granted and your content is published, the Internet distribution
rights cannot be revoked. In other words, once your contribution is
published on Tips4me.com it automatically becomes a permanent part of the
publicly-accessible Tips4me.com archives. You may, however, subject to our
approval, update or revise your contributions on Tips4me.com.
You, however, retain copyrights for publication in all other media. For
example, we cannot publish your article as part of a book without your
We are not responsible or liable for loss if visitors to the site violate
your copyright and distribute your copyrighted content without your
permission. We post Copyright notices, alerting the reader of your rights.
If you believe your material may be illegally distributed on the Internet,
we recommend that you periodically run searches using search engines to
detect any unauthorized distribution.
You will not receive any monetary compensation for your submissions. The
only in-kind compensation we promise is exposure on the World Wide Web and
a home for your creative work on the web.
You grant us the right to organize, categorize, collate your contributed
content and present it on the website in any manner we see fit. We may
remove or edit your contribution at our discretion without having to
secure your permission. We will however make all reasonable efforts to
contact you regarding any substantial changes, and to this end, it is your
responsibility to make sure we have up-to-date contact information for you
in our records.
You grant us the non-exclusive right to seek online and offline
syndication and publishing opportunities. We will inform you before
proceeding with any commercial and/or non-Internet- based distribution
opportunity for your content.
We generally do not object to our contributors posting their Tips4me.com
contributions on other, freely accessible Internet locations, so long as
Tips4me.com is clearly cited as the original publisher, and a link to
www.Tips4me.com.com is provided. We do, however, require that you obtain
our permission first.
In case you are offered an offline publishing opportunity for your
contributions to Tips4me.com, you agree to inform us and give us an
opportunity to make you a competing offer in case we want to include it in
one of our in-house offline publications.
Using and Contributing Content to Tips4me.com's Unedited Sections
Tips4me maintains and operates publicly accessible bulletin boards to
foster vibrant discussion and debate within the Tips4me community. Content
may be added to these forums by any visitor without prior approval. You
may be required to register or provide certain information before being
allowed to access the bulletin board. The terms in this Section apply to
all bulletin boards. While you are on the site and engaged in any form of
communication on the unedited bulletin boards, you agree NOT to:
Upload or post or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful,
harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene,
libelous, promotes violence, is invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or
racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; impersonate any person or
entity, including, but not limited to, a Tips4me official, bulletin board
moderator, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your
affiliation with a person or entity.
Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the
origin of any Content transmitted through the unedited sections
Upload or post otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a
right to make available, under any law or under contractual or fiduciary
relationships (such as inside, proprietary or confidential information,
learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under
Upload or post or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any
patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of
Upload or post or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized
advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters,"
"pyramid schemes," or any other form of business solicitation. Repeated
postings of a promotional nature is considered abuse of the forums.
Businesses or individuals wishing to advertise on the Tips4me.com website
should contact us at the given address.
Upload or post or otherwise make available any material that contains
software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to
interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or
hardware or telecommunications equipment; disrupt the normal flow of
dialogue by repeatedly posting the same or similar material, or otherwise
acting in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage
in exchanges; applicable local, state, national or international laws and
any regulations having the force of law; “stalk” or otherwise harass
another user; or collect or store personal data about other users either
manually or by means of automated software tools; promote illegal
activities; inhibit other users from using and enjoying the unedited
You also acknowledge that:
Tips4me.com may remove or edit any content added, at our sole discretion.
Material, once posted, cannot be retracted. Normally we completely remove
any material that we deem objectionable. In the very rare cases where we
decide that editing the content is the right decision, we will indicate
any editorial action alongside the content.
You grant us the right to organize, categorize, collate your contributed
content and present it on the website in any manner we see fit.
You will not receive any monetary compensation for any content you
contribute to the unedited sections. The only in-kind compensation we
promise is exposure on the World Wide Web.
Using Tips4me.com Services
This Section covers the terms under which various Tips4me.com services,
including, but not limited to, link forwarding services, tipletter
mailing, and any information available on Tips4me.com, are made available
to you. While using Tips4me.com services, you agree NOT to:
Use any of the Tips4me.com services to send undesirable and unsolicited
electronic mail or other material to any Tips4me.com user. The private
email forms available on Tips4me.com are meant solely to send comments and
criticism to Tips4me.com.
Use any email addresses or other contact information posted in
Tips4me.com's unedited forums for any purpose other than to send private
communications to other user related to the topic of discussion in the
Public forum. You may not, use this email address to send the user
unrelated spam email.
You also agree that:
Tips4me.com may electronically block or otherwise deny access to the
Tips4me.com Web site, to any user deemed to be in violation of any of the
terms in this document.
Tips4me.com is not obliged to ensure that the Web site is available to all
users at all times. While we make all attempts to deny access only to
those individuals who violate Tips4me.com regulations, we are occasionally
forced to use access denial methods that cause a disruption in access for
other users. Tips4me.com is not responsible for a loss of access to
Tips4me.com services due to failure of networks connected to the Internet,
or any other temporary hardware or software failure.
Tips4me.com reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify
or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part
thereof) with or without notice.
As a subscriber of Tips4me.com, you agree to receiving emailers that
display ads and content relating to sponsors. Tips4me.com does not assume
responsibility for the validity of such content all though all efforts
will be made to ensure authenticity of all such content featuring in our
Tips4me.com reserves the right at any time to publish in its tipletters
exclusive offers from sponsors that may or may not be related to the
specific channel. Tips4me.com does not vouch for the authenticity of these
offers, nor does it guarantee or undertake the responsibility for the
offers made by the sponsors. Tips4me.com however will attempt to ensure
the integrity and validity of such sponsor offers.
A possibility exists that the Site could include inaccuracies or errors.
Additionally, a possibility exists that unauthorized additions, deletions
and alterations could be made by third parties to the Site. Although
Tips4me.com attempts to ensure the integrity and the accuracy of the Site,
it makes no guarantees whatsoever as to the correctness or accuracy of the
Site. In the event that such an inaccuracy arises, please inform
Tips4me.com by emailing editor@Tips4me.com so that it can be corrected.
NEITHER TIPS4ME.COM NOR ITS SPONSORS ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY
DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE
OR OTHER DAMAGES UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER
THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE, SITE-RELATED
SERVICES AND/OR CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE. YOUR
SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, SITE-RELATED SERVICES
AND/OR CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THE SITE IS TO STOP USING
THE SITE AND/OR THOSE SERVICES.
This Site may contain links to other Web sites operated by third parties
("Linked Sites"). You acknowledge that, when you click on a link to visit
a Linked Site, a frame may appear that contains the Tips4me.com logo,
advertisements and/or other content selected by Tips4me.com. You
acknowledge that Tips4me.com and its sponsors neither endorse nor are
affiliated with the Linked Site and are not responsible for any content
that appears on the Linked Site. You also acknowledge that the owner of
the Linked Site neither endorses nor is affiliated with Tips4me.com and
Tips4me.com provides this site and related services subject to your
compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this document.
Trademark and Copyright Information
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Permission (which may be revoked at any time) is granted to download the
material in this Site without alterations and for private and
non-commercial use only so long as the following copyright notice is
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marks and logos used in this Site the trademarks, service marks or logos
of their respective owners.
Void Where Prohibited
Although the Site is accessible worldwide, not all products or services
discussed or referenced in the Site are available to all persons or in all
geographic locations or jurisdictions. Tips4me.com reserves the right to
limit the provision of any product or service to any person, geographic
area or jurisdiction it so desires, in its sole discretion, and to limit
the quantities of any such product or service that it provides. Any offer
for any product or service made in the Site is void where prohibited.
Tips4me.com has no obligation to monitor the Site or Site-related
services. However, you acknowledge and agree that Tips4me.com has the
right to monitor the Site and Site-related services and to disclose any
information necessary to operate the Site properly, to protect itself and
its sponsors and customers and to comply with legal obligations or
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Tips4me.com and its
sponsors against any and all claims, damages, costs or other expenses that
arise directly or indirectly out of or from (a) your breach of this
Agreement, (b) your activities in connection with the Site or Site-related
Third Party Trademarks and Copyrights.
Third party trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names and copyrights
found on Tips4me.com belong to their respective owners.
No Resale of Service.
Tips4me.com retains all rights, title and interest in and to its
intellectual property. You may not copy, reproduce, re-publish,
distribute, create derivative works of, sell, transfer, display, transmit,
compile, collect in a database, or in any manner commercially exploit any
part of Tips4me.com that does not belong to you, unless express permission
is granted by Tips4me.com or a third party copyright owner. You must abide
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