Terms of Service
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Subject to these Terms and any other terms and conditions on the Site, Sherlock hereby grants to you the non-exclusive right to use the Site. The Site, all of the information and materials contained herein, and the software used to make the Site available (collectively, “Content”) are and shall remain the property of Sherlock and its licensors and suppliers, and are protected, without limitation, pursuant to U.S. and foreign copyright, trademark, patent and/or other proprietary rights and laws. You do not acquire any right, title or interest in such Content by virtue of accessing the Site or making use of the permitted uses allowed under these Terms.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The trademarks, service marks, trade names, and trade dress on and copyrights on the Site, are the property of Sherlock or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international laws. Nothing in this Site grants you a license or right to download, use, or reproduce any trademark, service mark, trade name, logo, copyright, trade dress or other content displayed on this Site without prior written permission of Sherlock. All other trademarks not owned by Sherlock that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Sherlock.
Sherlock may host message boards, chat rooms, blogs, and other interactive forums or services or engage in social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (each, a “Forum”) on the Site. Forums are intended to serve as discussion centers. Any user failing to comply with these Terms may be expelled from and refused continued access to Forums in the future. You understand that Sherlock staff, Sherlock’s outside contributors, or other users connected with Sherlock may participate in Forums or other aspects of the Site and may employ anonymous user names when doing so. You acknowledge and agree that Forums are public spaces and that your participation in such Forums creates no expectation of privacy. Further, you acknowledge that any personal information you communicate in Forums may be seen and used by others. Sherlock is not responsible for information that you or others choose to communicate in Forums, or for your actions or the actions of other users. Sherlock or its designated agents may remove or alter any information or content posted or otherwise disclosed in any Forum at any time for any reason. NEVERTHELESS, IF YOU CHOOSE TO MAKE ANY OF YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE OR OTHER INFORMATION PUBLICLY AVAILABLE IN A FORUM OR OTHERWISE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
USER-SUBMITTED IDEAS, COMMENTS, AND OTHER CONTENT
Information, ideas, data, comments, opinions, suggestions, advice, recipes, text, notes, writings, drawings, images, still photographs, portraits, slides, caricatures, likenesses, graphics, computer graphics and visual effects, animated and/or motion pictures, audio-visual works and recordings, video, video recordings, audio, spoken statements, voices, voice reproductions, vocal or other sounds, sound recordings, music, or other content or materials and all derivative works, translations, adaptations or variations of the same (each, a “Submission”) may be posted within a Forum or otherwise disclosed or made available to Sherlock by you or others through or in connection with the Site. Submissions posted and/or uploaded to the Forums or through the Site may be subject to size and usage limitations. You are responsible for adhering to such limitations.
You must have the legal right to upload, post, or otherwise disclose or make available each Submission before you do so. Sherlock acquires no title or ownership rights in or to any Submission you submit through the Forums, post through the Site, or that is otherwise displayed on the Site. Sherlock is acting only as a host, bulletin board or conduit (and not a publisher) for Submissions. For each such Submission that you submit, upload, or post to the Site, you hereby unconditionally grant to Sherlock and its Affiliated Entities a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and fully-paid-up, fully sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) license, under any and all such rights, without additional compensation to you or any third party to: (a) host (including without limitation offering other Site users the ability to tag, rate, review and comment on), store, cache, index, archive, crawl, reproduce, distribute, adapt (including without limitation edit, modify, remix, morph, excerpt, alter, translate, and reformat, make, sell, offer to sell, import), copy, scan, create derivative works of, transmit, perform and display (publicly or otherwise), make available to the public and otherwise use and exploit (and have others exercise such rights on behalf of us or our Affiliated Entities, through multiple tiers, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law) such Submission, any ideas accompanying, related to, or embodied in such Submission, and any materials embodying, incorporating, or derived from such Submission, in any format or media whether now known or hereafter developed or discovered (including without limitation Internet, cable, satellite, and wireless media), for any purpose, including but not limited to any advertising or promotional purposes, developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating any aspect of such Submission; (b) exercise all copyright, trademark, publicity, privacy and other proprietary rights with regard to such Submission; (c) use your name, or screen name, hometown, photograph, portrait, picture, voice, likeness and biographical information as news or information in any and all media and for advertising or promotional purposes, whether or not in connection with your Submission. You also hereby grant each user of the Site a non-exclusive license to access your Submission through the Site, and to tag, rate, review, comment on, use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Submission as permitted through the functionality of the Site and under these Terms. To the extent any right you may have in or relating to any Submission cannot be licensed to Sherlock and its Affiliated Entities under any applicable law or under any legal theory, you hereby irrevocably waive any and all such rights, including without limitation rights of publicity, rights of privacy, trademark rights, trade secret rights, patent rights, copyright rights, and “moral rights” or other rights with respect to attribution of authorship or integrity of materials. For each Submission, you represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary for you to grant the licenses granted in this section, including without limitation all rights of publicity, and that such Submission does not misappropriate, infringe, or otherwise violate any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any person or entity. You further represent and warrant that such Submission, and your provision thereof to and through the Site, complies with all applicable statutes, orders, regulations, rules and other laws.