Brainstorms and Raves

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Terms and Conditions of Use

The Web site from which you accessed this agreement (the “Web site”) is provided to you subject to the following conditions. These terms are in addition to any other terms governing access to the Web site. By visiting (in any manner) the Web site you accept these terms and conditions (the “Terms of Service”). Please read them carefully.

Zero Tolerance for Spam, Spammers

For spammers, here’s some information just to be extra clear:

  • We have a zero spam policy. That means we do not tolerate ANY spam or spammers.
  • We share our blacklists, so in addition to being permanently banned from this site, spammers here risk being banned from literally hundreds of thousands of Web sites and servers.
  • NO Web sites submitted by spammers will ever be listed at Brainstorms and Raves.
  • Web sites submitted by spammers are banned indefinitely, and all referral links from spam sites are blocked indefinitely.
  • We report all spammers.
  • We will never visit or link to spam sites, link farm sites, or other spammers' sites.
  • We actively block referral links from all link farm sites and spam sites.
  • We save all spam submissions to provide to appropriate law enforcement to help prosecute spammers.

We help prosecute spammers.

Special License Restrictions for Non-Human Visitors

Any Non-Human Visitors to the Web site shall be considered agents of the individual(s) who controls, authors or otherwise makes use of them. The access rights granted to you under the Terms of Service are non-transferable without the express written permission of the owner of the Web site.

Special restrictions on a visitor’s license to access the Web site apply to Non-Human Visitors. Non-Human Visitors include, but are not limited to, web spiders, bots, indexers, robots, crawlers, harvesters, or any other computer programs designed to access, read, compile or gather content from the Web site automatically.

Email addresses on this site are considered proprietary intellectual property. It is recognized that these email addresses are provided for human visitors alone. You acknowledge and agree that each email address the Web site contains has a value not less than US $50. You further agree that the compilation, storage, and/or distribution of these addresses substantially diminishes the value of these addresses. Intentional collection, harvesting, gathering, and/or storing this Web site’s email addresses is recognized as a violation of this agreement and expressly prohibited.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

Each party agrees that any suit, action or proceeding brought by such party against the other in connection with or arising from the Terms of Service (“Judicial Action”) shall be governed by the law of the state of residence of the registered Administrative Contact (the “Admin State”) for the Web site as such laws are applied to agreements between Admin State residents entered into and performed entirely within the Admin State. You consent to the jurisdiction of federal and state courts within the Admin State. You consent to the venue in any action brought against him in connection with breaches of these Terms of Service. You consent to electronic service of process regarding actions under the above agreement.

Records of Visitor Use and Abuse

You consent to having your Internet Protocol address recorded. An email address may appear immediately below (the “Identifier”) if we suspect potential abuse. The Identifier is uniquely matched to your Internet Protocol address. Visitors agree not to use this address for any reason.

VISITORS AGREE THAT HARVESTING, GATHERING, STORING, TRANSFERRING TO A THIRD PARTY OR SENDING ANY MESSAGE(S) TO THE IDENTIFIER CONSTITUTES AN ACCEPTANCE AND SUBSEQUENT BREACH OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.

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