Terms and Conditions
These Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and Joy. By using the Sitse, you: (1) acknowledge that you have read and understood these Terms; (2) represent that you are 18 years of age or older and of legal age to enter into a binding agreement, or, if you are under 18 years of age, you represent and agree that you possess the legal consent of your parent or guardian to access and use the Services; and (3) accept these Terms and agree that you are legally bound by them. Your use of the Sites manifests your agreement to be bound by these Terms each time you access the Sites. If you do not agree to any of these Terms, do not use or access the Sites.
General Use and License
Joy grants you a limited, nonexclusive, revocable license to make use of the Sites, regardless of the medium by which the Sites are accessed by you (e.g., via a web or mobile browser). You may view, copy, download, or print materials from the Sites for your own personal use only. In this context, “personal use” does not include posting, uploading, or otherwise publishing the materials for any commercial purpose, except with our express written permission. This license does not include any rights not specifically enumerated herein.
You acknowledge that your use of the Sites is subject to our sole discretion and your license to use the Sites may be terminated by us at any time, for any reason or for no reason. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to refuse service, to block or prevent future access to and use of the Sites, to terminate any user’s account, where applicable, and to alter or delete any material submitted to the Sites through the user’s account, where applicable. Following termination of this license, these Terms shall apply to the extent practicable.
Prohibited Conduct and Activities
Except as expressly provided in these Terms, and without altering the scope of the license granted to you, you are hereby prohibited from: (a) modifying, adapting, translating, copying, reproducing, imitating, distributing, publishing, or reselling the Sites or any of the content on the Sites; (b) bypassing any technical measures used to prevent or restrict access to any portion of the Sites; (c) reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling, or otherwise obtaining the source code of the Sites, except as interpreted and displayed in a web browser; (d) using or attempting to use any data mining, robot, spider, or similar automated or manual data gathering and extraction tools to access the Sites’ listings or content; (e) circumventing or attempting to circumvent the security of the Sites; (f) interfering or attempting to interfere with the proper working of the Sites or otherwise engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the Sites, or which, as determined by us, may harm Joy or users of the Sites or expose them to liability; (g) altering or modifying, or attempting to alter or modify any part of the Sites; (h) attempting to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the Sites or any systems or networks connected to the Sites through hacking, cracking, mining, phishing, or any other means; (i) accessing or attempting to access password protected, secure, or non-public areas of the Sites, except as authorized by Joy; (j) taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the Sites or any systems or networks connected to the Sites; (k) using reports, content, electronic documentation, or other materials available on the Sites to feed any downstream product, application, or website; (l) engaging in any activity that markets another business or attracts Joy users to a third party; (m) making commercial use of the Sites or any of its content; or (n) engaging in or promoting illegal activities.
Intellectual Property Rights
Unless otherwise noted, all content provided on the Sites, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, text, and other material, is the property of Joy or its suppliers, licensors, talent, partners, or affiliates and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. Any and all content on the Sites is either the property of Joy or is used by us with the permission of its owner. The compilation of the Sites is the exclusive property of Joy and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. You agree that you will not take any actions inconsistent with Joy’s ownership of the Sites and content.
The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on the Sites are owned by Joy and other third parties, and the Sites’ trade dress is owned by Joy. All trademarks not owned by Joy are the property of their respective owners, and, where used by Joy, are used with permission. Nothing contained on the Sites may be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any right or license to use any trademark. Joy’s trademarks and/or trade dress may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part (including use in metatags or in hidden text), without our prior written permission. You agree that you will not take any actions inconsistent with Joy’s ownership of, or any third party’s ownership of, the trademarks and trade dress used on the Sites.
Except as we may expressly authorize, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit, or create derivative works from the materials on the Sites, including any copyrighted or trademarked content. You may only use the materials and content on the Sites as expressly permitted in these Terms and for no other purpose. Any unauthorized use of any content or materials on the Sites is strictly prohibited and may violate copyright and trademark laws, and/or the laws of privacy, publicity, and/or communications regulations and statutes.
Before you can make use of certain services associated with the Sites, you may be required to register with the Sites and create an account. You agree and warrant that all information you provide to us through the Sites, including but not limited to any contact information or registration information, is truthful, accurate, and up-to-date. You further agree to maintain the accuracy of your account information and to inform us promptly of any changes to your information, including but not limited to any changes to your email address.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security you become aware of. We are neither responsible for, nor liable, for any loss or other injury that you may incur as a result of someone else using your user account or password, either with or without your knowledge.
By creating an account with the Sites, you consent to receive communications from us electronically via the email address associated with your account. Although you can opt-out of receiving promotional communications, we reserve the right to email you informational communications about your account or administrative notices regarding the Sites, as permitted under the CAN-SPAM Act.
You are expressly prohibited from selling, trading, or transferring your account (including but not limited to, selling, trading, or transferring emails associated with such account).
We use a third-party payment processor (the “Payment Processor”) to process any payments made through the Sites. The processing of payments will be subject to the terms, conditions, and privacy policies of the Payment Processor in addition to these Terms. Joy is not responsible for these financial transactions, the security of your financial information with respect to these transactions, and any errors by the Payment Processor. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any unauthorized charges or other breach of your financial information and/or security.
By making payments through the Sites, you agree to pay us—through the Payment Processor—all charges at the prices then in effect for any use of such payment processing in accordance with the applicable payment terms and you authorize us, through the Payment Processor, to charge your chosen payment provider (your “Payment Method”). You agree to make payment using that selected Payment Method. We reserve the right to correct any errors or mistakes that the Payment Processor makes even if it has already requested or received payment.
The terms of your payment will be based on your Payment Method and may be determined by agreements between you and the financial institution, credit card issuer, or other provider of your chosen Payment Method. If we, through the Payment Processor, do not receive payment from you, you agree to pay all amounts due upon demand.
Submission of Content and User Activity
From time to time, we may make available on the Sites certain services, features, or sections that allow users to post or upload materials to the Sites. You understand that all information, communications, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, videos, messages, or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. Therefore, you, and not Joy, are solely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available through the Sites or any related services.
You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all the rights, titles, and interests to any Content that you upload, transmit, or otherwise make available through the Sites, that use of any Content you provide does not violate the intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third parties, and that use of Content you provide will not cause injury to any person or entity.
Without limiting the foregoing, you represent and warrant that you will not: (a) provide any Content that is unlawful (according to local, state, federal or international law) or any Content that advocates illegal activity; (b) provide any Content that is defamatory, false, or libelous, or that contains unlawful, harmful, threatening, harassing, discriminatory, abusive, profane, pornographic or obscene material; (c) provide any Content that you do not have a right to provide under law or under a contractual or fiduciary relationship; (d) provide any Content that contains software viruses or other harmful devices; or (e) impersonate any other person or entity or forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content you provide.
When you post or submit Content to the Sites, you hereby expressly grant Joy a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable right and license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish, edit, translate, perform, transmit, sell, exploit, sublicense, or otherwise distribute and display Content and any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained therein for any reason and in any manner it chooses, alone or as a part of other works, in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed, without restriction and without compensation of any kind to you, and you waive all moral rights in all such Content. Therefore, we request that you not provide us Content in which you do not wish to grant us rights.
Joy disclaims any and all liability for any Content emailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available via the Sites. The opinions expressed in postings or other Content on the Sites may not represent the views or opinions of Joy or its advertisers, sponsors, affiliated or related entities. We do not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content. Any Content on the Sites is provided “as is.” You should be aware that your use of and reliance on Content is at your own risk.
Joy has no obligation to review, monitor, delete, or edit the Sites, including user Content. However, you acknowledge and agree that Joy has the right to do so at any time in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, with or without notice. We shall not be liable for any alteration or deletion of any Content. You acknowledge, consent, and agree that Joy may access, preserve, and disclose any inappropriate conduct, your account information, and any Content you submit if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation, or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Joy, its affiliates, personnel, other users, and the public.
Correction of Errors and Inaccuracies; Limitations on Services
The information on the Sites may contain typographical errors or inaccuracies, and may not be complete or current. Joy therefore reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, and to change or update information at any time without prior notice. Please note that such errors, inaccuracies, or omissions may relate to service descriptions, pricing, and availability. Joy also reserves the right to limit the scope of services (including after you have submitted your request). Joy apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Links to Third Party Sites
The Sites may contain links to third-party websites or other resources, which we may have no direct control and all of which may have their own set of rules and guidelines for usage of their sites and services. Joy does not endorse, and we shall not be responsible or liable for, any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources.
For your protection, please refer to the terms of service and privacy policies of those respective websites. You acknowledge, understand, and agree that Joy shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of, or reliance on, any such content, goods, or services available on such other websites. Joy shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, goods, or services available on such other websites, or for any actions taken or not taken in reliance thereon. The links are provided “as is” and use of such links is at your own risk.
Disclaimer of Warranties
THE SITES, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY ASSOCIATED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY JOY ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. YOU USE THE SITES AND ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE AT YOUR OWN RISK. JOY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITES, TO THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THE SITES, OR TO THE FUNCTIONALITY OF ANY SERVICES ASSOCIATED THEREWITH.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, JOY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OF WORKMANLIKE EFFORT, OF SUITABILITY, AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS OR TIMELINESS OF CONTENT, OR OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, AS WELL AS WARRANTIES ARISING THROUGH COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OR TRADE. JOY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO PRICING, TEXT, PHOTOGRAPHY OR ANY OTHER CONTENTS ON THE SITES.
JOY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITES WILL BE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, OR THAT THE SITES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. JOY FURTHER MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN YOU AND JOY, OR ANOTHER USER OF THE SITES, WILL BE SECURE FROM INTERFERENCE, VIRUS-FREE, OR FREE OF OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
THE SITES ARE CONTROLLED, OPERATED, AND ADMINISTERED BY JOY FROM ITS OFFICES WITHIN THE UNITED STATES. JOY MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION THAT MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES IS LEGAL, APPROPRIATE, OR AVAILABLE FOR USE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. IF YOU ACCESS THE SITES FROM A LOCATION OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND JOY ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUCH ACCESS. ANY OFFER FOR ANY SERVICE OR PRODUCT MADE IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
Limitation of Liability
NEITHER JOY NOR ANY OF JOY’S EMPLOYEES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRIBUTORS, OR LICENSORS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE), ARISING FROM OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO YOUR USE, OF OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITES OR THE ASSOCIATED SERVICES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, ATTORNEYS’ FEES, OR FOR LOST DATA OR LOST PROFIT, EVEN IF JOY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, JOY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER, TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT, OR OTHER PROPERTY CAUSED BY OR ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESSING OR USE OF THE SITES, OR FROM YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY CONTENT OR MATERIALS FROM THE SITES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF A THIRD PARTY’S UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO AND USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION STORED ON JOY’S COMPUTERS AND/OR SERVERS. JOY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND THAT YOU ALLEGE ARISE OUT OF OR ARE RELATED TO YOUR USE OF JOY’S SITES AND ASSOCIATED SERVICES.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF JOY, OR ITS PARENT, EMPLOYEES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, REPRESENTATIVES, DISTRIBUTORS, OR LICENSORS—WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER THEORY—ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF THE SITES EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT YOU PAID TO JOY TO ACCESS THE SITES WITHIN THE PRECEDING THREE (3) MONTHS.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
Indemnification and Remedies
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Joy and its employees, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, representatives, distributors, and licensors, from and against any claim, demand, damages, cost, expenses, and liabilities, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, which may arise from or be related to: (a) your use of the Sites; (b) Content you post or submit to the Sites; or (c) your breach of any provision of these Terms or any warranty provided hereunder. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.
You agree that if you are dissatisfied with the Sites or any services offered in connection with the Sites, do not agree with any part of these Terms, or have any other dispute or claim with or against Joy with respect to these Terms or the Sites, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Sites.
Choice of Law and Venue
The laws of the District of Columbia shall govern the validity, performance, enforcement, interpretation, and any dispute that may arise between the parties with respect to these Terms, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. The parties agree that any action or proceeding arising out of these Terms or your use of the Sites, whether at law or in equity, must be brought in the courts located in the District of Columbia and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of such courts. You further agree to file any cause of action with respect to these Terms within one (1) year after the cause of action arises. You agree that a cause of action filed after this date is barred.
These Terms, including any documents referenced herein, represents the entire understanding between you and Joy regarding your relationship with Joy and use of the Sites, and supersedes all other agreements, express or implied, written or oral, between you and Joy. These Terms shall not be modified except as provided for herein or in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Joy.
If any provision of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, the remainder of these Terms shall be enforced to the extent possible, and the offending provision shall be treated as though not a part of these Terms. Joy’s failure to act with respect to a breach of these Terms by you or others does not constitute a waiver of its rights with respect to that breach or any subsequent breach, nor shall it constitute a waiver of any other rights under these Terms. Notwithstanding any provision of these Terms, Joy has available all remedies at law or equity to enforce these Terms. Joy shall have the right to assign these Terms and to sublicense any and all of its rights under these Terms.
You acknowledge and agree that the provisions, disclosures, and disclaimers set forth in these Terms reflect a fair and reasonable allocation of risk between you and Joy, and is not the result of fraud, duress, or undue influence exercised upon you by any person or entity. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Changes to these Terms
Where required, Joy may give notice to you by a general posting in the Sites, by electronic mail, or by conventional mail to your address of record. You may give notice to Joy by electronic mail or by conventional mail to the address below. If you have any questions about these Terms, the practices of the Sites, or your dealings with Joy, please contact us at:
Joy Media Collective, LLC
5335 Wisconsin Ave, N.W. Suite 440
Washington, DC 20015
Phone: (202) 885-5527