Targeted Connect™ Online Community Terms of Service

Welcome to Targeted Connect™ Online Community. As part of our service, Targeted Connect™ agrees to provide you with an online directory, bulletin boards, news groups, event calendar, and other community services that Targeted Connect™ may decide to offer, subject to the terms of this Agreement. By using this site, you agree and continue to agree to use the site's services in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the policies and guidelines outlined below. Please note that you will be referred to as 'User' from time to time in this Agreement.

RULES FOR ONLINE CONDUCT FOR PROFILES, DISCUSSION FORUMS, AND EXTENDED SERVICES

By using the Service, you agree that you will abide by the following terms:

Basic Terms

  • You are responsible for any activity that occurs under your screen name.
  • You are responsible for keeping your password secure.
  • You must not abuse, harass, threaten, impersonate, or intimidate staff or other site members.
  • You may not post any content on the community which defames, abuses or threatens others, advocates illegal activity, or contains unauthorized copyrighted material.
  • You may not use the community for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. International users agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content.
  • You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, information, screen names, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, links that you submit, post, and display on the community.
  • You must not create or submit unwanted email ('Spam') to any staff or member of the community.
  • In using the community, you must not violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws).

Forum Terms

Violating any of the Terms below may result in your community account being locked or deleted. In the event that your account is locked, we may, but are not obligated to, remove forum posts you have added to our site.

  • Please keep discussions on topic.
  • No personal attacks or name-calling and please keep conversations cordial.
  • No swearing or foul language, including the use of symbols to mask the words.

Blog Comments Terms

Violating any of the Terms below may result in your community account being locked or deleted. In the event that your account is locked, we may, but are not obligated to, remove comments you have added to our Blog.

  • Please keep comments on topic (that is, specifically related to the Blog post you're commenting on).
  • Please keep comments cordial and respectful.
  • No swearing or foul language, including the use of symbols to mask the words.

Photo and Video Gallery Terms

  • The galleries on the community are intended for individual member use and are not a generic image hosting service. Professional or corporate use of our photo galleries is prohibited.
  • Your account will be terminated if you or anyone else using your account posts inappropriate (e.g. nude, provocative, etc.) photos within our gallery.
  • In the event of a change to your account, we may, but are not obligated to, remove photos you have added to our site. Account status changes would include, but are not limited to:
  • 1. The expiration or termination of your community membership.
    2. The locking of your account on the Sites due to inappropriate behavior. If your actions on any part of our site result in the loss of access privileges to the community, we are not obligated to remove photos you have added to our site.
  • Images hosted on our site shall be limited to photos that you have taken. Please review our Photo Gallery Copyright Information below.
  • Your account will be terminated if it is used for hosting graphic elements for use on other Web sites. These graphic elements include, but are not limited to, Web page designs, icons, similes, buddy icons, avatars, badges, and other non-photographic elements.
  • Please keep photo comments on topic (that is, specifically related to the gallery image you're commenting on).
  • Please keep photo comments cordial and be respectful of other members.
  • Use appropriate language when commenting on photos. No swearing or foul language.

Statements or postings which violate the above terms will be deleted from postings upon discovery. Postings made within discussion forums are for the groups themselves and should not be forwarded or reposted without the explicit permission of the poster. Users who violate the Terms of Service may result in the termination of User's account. Upon review of the violation, Targeted Connect™ and/or Nicklaus Companies at its sole discretion may terminate User's account.

USE OF DIRECTORIES

The information contained in any directories that may be provided on the community is provided for member information only and is not to be used for marketing or telemarketing applications. This information may not be copied or redistributed and is provided 'AS IS' without warranty of any kind. Neither we, nor our suppliers, will be liable in any way with regard to such information.

NON-TRANSFERABILITY OF MEMBERSHIP

User accounts may not be shared, transferred, or sold to other parties, nor are they to be commissioned for use or access by any person or party except the User.

COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS

Only public domain text, photos, videos or files or such items where the owner has given express permission for online distribution may be posted to the site. The posting of any other type of file and the posting of links to any other type of file is strictly forbidden. The following types of files are examples of strictly forbidden postings and links:
Unauthorized copies of copyrighted photographs, drawings, graphics, text or other writings, computer programs or other software, recordings or designs; files containing advertisements or solicitations aimed at persuading other members to use certain goods or services; material of a sexually explicitly nature, including photographs and text. Copyrighted material, including without limitation text, photographs, sound, video and music, may not be placed on the site without the express permission of the author or owner of the copyright on the material. User acknowledges that only the owner or someone authorized by the owner to post the material may do so. The downloading of copyrighted material is allowed by Users only for Users' own use. Users may not copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any copyrighted material. The burden of determining that any information, software or any other content on the site is not protected by copyright rests with the User. The burden of determining that any information, software or any other content that a User posts on the site is not protected by copyright also rests with the User. User acknowledges that Targeted Connect™ and/or third-party content providers remain the owners of the posted materials, and that User does not acquire any of those ownership rights by downloading copyrighted materials.

ONLINE COMMUNICATION SERVICES

Communication services provided through this Online Community, such as the Member Directory, company-specific web pages, bulletin boards, newsgroups, and other services, is a part of the Service designed for private communication between community members and staff users. Targeted Connect™ will not always monitor this communication, but reserves the right to take action against any User who is defaming, harassing or otherwise offending another User through e-mail, if it comes to Targeted Connect™'s attention that this type of abuse is occurring, as is more fully set forth in the Rules for Online Conduct.

LINKED SITES

If Targeted Connect™ has provided links or pointers to other web sites, no inference or assumption should be made and no representation should be implied that Targeted Connect™ is connected with, operates or controls these web sites.

Targeted Connect™ is not responsible for the content or practices of third party Web sites that may be linked to this community. This community may also be linked to other Web sites operated by companies affiliated or connected with Targeted Connect™. When visiting other web sites, however, you should refer to Web site's individual 'Terms of Use' and not rely on this Agreement.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND WARRANTY

User agrees that use of this community is entirely at the user's own risk. Targeted Connect™'s services are provided 'as is,' without warranty of any kind, either express or implied including without limitation any warranty for information, services, uninterrupted access, or products provided through or in connection with this service. Specifically, Targeted Connect™ disclaims any and all warranties, including but not limited to: 1) Any warranties concerning the availability, accuracy, or content of information, products, or services; and 2) any warranties of title or warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action. User specifically acknowledges that Targeted Connect™ is not liable for the defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct of other users or third-parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Neither Targeted Connect™ nor any of its agents, affiliates or content providers shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of the use of the community or service or inability to gain access to or use the service or out of any breach of any warranty. User hereby acknowledges that the provisions of this section shall apply to all content on the service.

NOTICE

Targeted Connect™ may give notice to Users by means of a general notice on the Service, electronic mail to User's e-mail address on record in Targeted Connect™'s account information, or by written communication sent by first class mail to a User's address on record in Targeted Connect™'s account information. You may give notice to Targeted Connect™ (such notice shall be deemed given when received by Targeted Connect™ at any time by any of the following: electronic mail; letter faxed to Targeted Connect™ at the following fax number: (980) 297-7918; or letter delivered by first-class postage, prepaid mail or courier to Targeted Connect™ at the following address:

Attn: Targeted Connect™
The Targeted Group
1900 South Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203

INDEMNIFICATION

User agrees to indemnify and hold Targeted Connect™ harmless from any dispute which may arise from a breach of terms of this Agreement. User agrees to hold Targeted Connect™ harmless from any claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees and court costs, related to User's violation of this Agreement, including the Rules of Conduct or any information, software or other content placed on the site by User.

TERMINATION OF SERVICE

Targeted Connect™ may terminate your account or access rights to this Service at any time, without notice, for conduct that Targeted Connect™ believes violates this Agreement. Targeted Connect™ may terminate your account or access rights to this Service for online conduct that Targeted Connect™ believes is harmful to other Users, to Targeted Connect™'s business, or to other information providers.

MERGER CLAUSE

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes all previous and contemporaneous agreements, proposals and communications, written or oral between Targeted Connect™ representatives and User. Targeted Connect™ may amend or modify this Agreement or impose new conditions at any time upon notice from Targeted Connect™ to User as published through the site.