Mercury Messenger BLOG – Terms & Conditions
Effective Date: January 1, 2016
FTD may, at its sole discretion, and at any time, discontinue this Blog or any part thereof, with or without notice, or may prevent your use of this Blog (and any of its content) with or without notice to you. You agree that you do not have any rights in this Blog and that FTD will have no liability to you if this Blog is discontinued or your ability to access the Blog or any content you may have posted on the Blog is terminated.
- Authorized Users.
- Legal Notices.
We post legal notices on pages of the Blog. You shall not remove these notices or credits, or any additional information contained along with the notices and credits. The Blog may contain references to trademarks, copyrighted materials, technologies, products, processes and software and other proprietary rights of FTD or other parties. No license to or right in any such trademarks, copyrighted materials, technologies, products, processes, software or other proprietary rights of FTD is granted to or conferred upon you.
- FTD Content.
- User Content.
As between you and FTD, you shall retain all of your ownership rights in and to the User Content you provide through our Blog. However, by submitting User Content to FTD, you hereby grant FTD a worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, edit, modify, translate, reformat, prepare derivative works based upon, display publicly, perform publicly and otherwise exploit (including but not limited to over the Internet, broadcast television, radio or any other uses or media) the User Content, in whole or in part, including future rights that FTD (or its successor) may otherwise become entitled to that do not yet exist, as well as new uses, media, means and forms of exploitation throughout the universe exploiting current or future technology yet to be developed to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.
- User Content Guidelines.
- You agree not to post any content that is unlawful, harmful, tortious, defamatory, libelous, obscene, invasive of the privacy of another person, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, racist, infringing, pornographic, violent, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate as determined by FTD.
- You will not post any content that contains personal information about any other individual, violates the privacy/publicity of any other individual or entity, or anything that you are under a contractual obligation to keep private or confidential. You agree that you will not impersonate any person or organization, including, without limitation, the personnel of FTD.
- You will not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any User Content or other content transmitted through the Blog.
- You will not misrepresent an affiliation with another person or organization, nor will you post any content that that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or otherwise subject to intellectual property rights of a third party.
- You will not use this Blog to harm minors in any way or to send any content that we deem in our sole discretion to be inappropriate for minors, offensive, or incompatible with the character or subject matter of this Blog.
- You will not upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes” or any other material that contains business solicitations of any type, including advertising a product or service, offering a product or service for sale, or directing readers to a location for more information about a product or service.
- You will not modify in any way any specifications, technology, or application codes provided to you by FTD or as embedded in the User Content unless expressly authorized in writing by FTD.
- You will not intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.
- You will not collect any personal information about other users.
- You will not share or transfer passwords or other access information with any other party, temporarily or permanently as applicable.
- You will not use the Blog or any FTD Content in any way that harms any user of FTD.
- You will not use the Blog in any manner that could overburden, or impair the Blog (or the networks or systems connected to the Blog.
- You may not use any device, software or instrumentality to interfere with the proper working of our Blog or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Blog.
- Use of User Content.
We reserve the right to display advertisements in connection with your User Content and to use your User Content for advertising and promotional purposes. You acknowledge and agree that your User Content may be included on the websites and advertising networks of our distribution partners and third-party service providers (including their downstream users).
- No Infringing Use.
FTD respects the intellectual property of others, and we expect our users to do the same. It is our policy, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, to disable or terminate users of the Blog who infringe or repeatedly infringe the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of FTD or other rights owners.
- DMCA Notice.
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe any User Content or other FTD Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification of claimed infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing notice to FTD by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following information:
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of a copyright that is allegedly infringed.
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with substantially all of the above requirements of this Section your DMCA notice may not be valid and we may not be able to remove infringing content.
You may also send your notification to the following address:
FTD Companies, Inc.
3113 Woodcreek Drive
Downers Grove, IL 60515
Attention: Legal Department
- Mobile Capabilities.
The services provided by FTD (“FTD Services”) may include certain services available via your mobile phone, including, without limitation: (a) the ability to upload to FTD websites or applications via your mobile phone, (b) the ability to receive and reply to messages and to send content and messages using text messaging or push notifications, and (c) the ability to access the FTD Services from your mobile phone (“Mobile Services”). FTD does not charge for Mobile Services unless otherwise noted, however, your carrier’s normal messaging, data and other rates and fees will, however, still apply. Your carrier may prohibit or restrict certain Mobile Services and certain Mobile Services may be incompatible with your carrier or mobile device. You should check with your carrier to find out what plans are available and how much they cost. By using the Mobile Services you agree that we may communicate with you regarding the FTD Services and our partners by SMS, MMS, text message or other electronic means to your mobile device and that certain information about your usage of the Mobile Services will be communicated to us. You agree that in connection with the Mobile Services for which you are registered for, we may send communications to your mobile device regarding us or other parties. Further, we may collect information related to your use of the Mobile Services. If you have registered for Mobile Services, you agree to notify us of any changes to your mobile number and update your account(s) through the FTD Services to reflect this change.
You shall not violate or attempt to violate the security of the Blog. Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. FTD reserves the right to investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve and cooperate actively with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who have participated in such violations.
With respect to all communications with FTD, including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, suggestions and the like: (a) you shall have no right to confidentiality in your communications and FTD shall have no obligation to protect your communications from disclosure; (b) FTD shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute your communications to others without limitation; and (c) FTD shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, content or techniques contained in your communications for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to, the development, production and marketing of products and services that incorporate such information.
- Sweepstakes, Promotions and Contests.
- Binding Arbitration.
- Warranty Disclaimer.
YOUR USE OF THE BLOG IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. FTD MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE BLOG WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. ALL BLOG INFORMATION IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, ACCURACY OF INFORMATION CONTENT, OR SYSTEM INTEGRATION. FTD DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE BLOG WILL BE AVAILABLE OR OPERATE IN AN UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR COMPLETELY SECURE MANNER OR THAT ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED.
- Limitation of Liability.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL FTD BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, COSTS OR ATTORNEY’S FEES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR USE, ACCESS TO, USE OF OR THE OPERATION OF THE BLOG. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY AND FTD’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY REASON SHALL BE FOR YOU TO DISCONTINUE YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE BLOG.
- Limited Time to Bring Your Claim / Trial by Jury.
You and FTD agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to the Blog or any Blog content must be commenced within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues. Otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred. To the extent allowed by law, each of you and FTD waive any right to trial by jury in any lawsuit, arbitration or other proceeding.