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BlogUpp (also known as BlogUp) is committed to providing a blog promotion and content distribution service with fair and consistent policies that benefit our users, advertisers and partners. To achieve this goal we maintain high standards for the sites promoted and featured through our service. Here are some common-sense rules that will help you not cross the line.
  1. Rules of conduct
    You may not use BlogUpp service in connection with any content, materials or web sites that:
    • Violate the rights of others, including copyright or other proprietary rights (referred as "warez");
    • Offer, promote or encourage violence, gambling, pornography, prostitution and alike;
    • Are threatening, abusive, defamatory, or intimidate an individual or group of individuals;
    • Contain viruses or any other computer code that destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network;
    • Represent artificially created sites (i.e. splogs) which the author uses to promote affiliates, to increase search engine rankings of associated sites or to artificially inflate paid ad impressions;
    • Violate this Agreement, guidelines or any policy related with our service.
  2. Approval criteria
    Each submitted site is reviewed individually before it's approved. Until then, installed widget features default English blogs. The widget will feature blogs in host's language only after approval. Beside the rules of conduct mentioned in these Terms, the main criteria taken into account during individual site review are the following:
    • Content quality;
    • Widget position;
    • Sufficiency of content;
    • Blog being updated or not;
    • Additional notes for Asian bloggers.
    Not meeting any of the above criteria, might considerably delay the approval of related site. Ultimately, we reserve the right in our own discretion to disapprove any participating web site for any or no reason whatsoever without a special notice and without recourse.
  3. Your responsibilities
    Before using BlogUpp service, you have to agree to the following requirements:
    • You may not modify the HTML provided for BlogUpp widget;
    • BlogUpp widget must be visible and placed in the sidebar (ideally above the fold), so that to easily be noticed by readers;
    • You may not use any ad clicking programs that might perform automated clicking on BlogUpp widget or other content distribution channels;
    • You may not copy the look and feel of our web sites or give the impression that your site is a part or affiliated with any of our web sites.
  4. Sharing Content
    We will not claim ownership in any content or materials that you publish or submit on your site(s); however, by placing BlogUpp widget on your site, you agree to allow others to view and share your content. You grant us solely as necessary to provide the content through BlogUpp channels, a worldwide, non-exclusive, assignable, fully paid-up, and royalty-free license to display, reproduce, distribute and perform (if applicable) your content through BlogUpp service. We welcome feedback, suggestions and comments from our users. However, if you provide any suggestions to us, you agree that we may use your suggestions in any manner as we determine in our discretion without compensation or limitations of any kind.

    You may not like everything you see. We are not liable for content or materials that are shared through BlogUpp widget. We are not responsible for content on the Internet. If you find that some of the content violates our Terms, you are most welcome to contact us and submit it for re-consideration by BlogUpp staff.
  5. Advertising
    As consideration for using BlogUpp service, we reserve the right to place paid advertisements within BlogUpp widget (except for Premium bloggers), in accordance with the current Terms and our promoting exchange ratio. BlogUpp owns all the rights, title and interest in and to the advertising and promotional spaces within BlogUpp community through BlogUpp distribution service.
  6. Ownership rights
    BlogUpp service (including its websites, the widget, directory, content discovery toolbar, etc) is owned by its current Founder and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties. You may not reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any aspect of BlogUpp service and symbolic elements. You may not modify, adapt or create derivative works based on BlogUpp service. Do not remove proprietary notices. Do not help any one else to do any of the things prohibited in this paragraph.
  7. Trademarks
    BlogUpp service owner is the exclusive holder of its properties, "BlogUpp" and "BlogUp" names, marks and icons. BlogUpp service, name and icon must not be incorporated into or used in any combined trademark, service mark, trade name or other similar identifier (e.g. corporate or organization name) other than in direct connection with BlogUpp service provided via this website. So long as you comply with the guidelines and your obligations under these Terms, you may use BlogUpp icon trademark for the purpose of promoting or advertising that you use BlogUpp service, provided that your sites do not in our reasonable opinion (1) infringe, dilute or disparage our trademarks, (2) violate any applicable law, or (3) infringe any third-party rights. You hereby grant to us a nontransferable, nonexclusive license during the Terms to use your trademarks and logos to advertise that you are using BlogUpp service.
  8. Representations and Warranty
    You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content and material that will be shared or access through BlogUpp service on your site(s). You warrant and represent that (a) you own or have rights to use the content and materials on your sites, (b) each person depicted in any image on your site, if any, has provided consent to the use of the image on your site. Each party represents and warrants to the other party that (i) such party has the full corporate right, power and authority to enter into the Agreement and to perform the acts required under this Agreement, (ii) the execution and performance of the Agreement by such party do not and will not violate any agreement to which such Party is a party or by which it is otherwise bound, (iii) when executed and delivered by such party, the Agreement will constitute the legal, valid and binding obligation of such party.
  9. Disclaimer of Warranties
    We provide BlogUpp service "as-is," "with all faults" and "as available." We give no express warranties or guarantees. We disclaim any implied warranties, including those of merchantability, accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose, workmanlike effort and non-infringement. We do not warrant that the functions contained in BlogUpp service will meet your requirements or that the operation of BlogUpp service will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects in BlogUpp service will be corrected.
  10. Liability Limitation
    Your sole and exclusive remedy for any dispute with us or your use of BlogUpp is to discontinue your use of BlogUpp widget and services. We shall not be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages arising from your use of, inability to use, or reliance upon BlogUpp service, even if we knew or should have known of the possibility of such damages.
  11. Indemnification
    You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless us, our employees, representatives and agents from all liabilities, claims and expenses - including attorney's fees - that arise from your use or misuse of BlogUpp service.
  12. Remedies
    You acknowledge that your breach of this Agreement may cause irreparable harm to us, the extent of which would be difficult to ascertain. Accordingly, you agree that, in addition to any other remedies to which we may be legally entitled, we will have the right to seek immediate injunctive relief in the event of a breach of such sections by you or any of your officers, employees, consultants or other agents.
  13. Eligibility
    BlogUpp service is available only to (a) individuals who are legally capable of entering into contracts and (b) corporations and other organizations that can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you are not eligible, you may not use BlogUpp service. We may refuse to offer BlogUpp service to any person and may change our criteria for eligibility, at any time, in our sole discretion. We retain the right to terminate your rights to use the service for any reason, if we believe in our discretion that you are in violation of this Agreement.
  14. Changes
    These Terms may change from time to time. By continuing to use BlogUpp service after we post changes to this Agreement, you accept the Terms as modified. Therefore, you should review these terms regularly to learn about any changes.
  15. These Terms are effective as of March 04, 2008.
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