Taxi Dog Website Terms Of Use

(Effective: 02/01/2014)

These terms of use, including any revised agreements that we may post from time to time, contain the terms and conditions under which Maxi Knows Inc. dba Taxi Dog Educational, a New York not-for-profit corporation (“Taxi Dog” or “We”), provides you with various services on the following web site: www.taxidogedu.org (“Site”). All services provided by Taxi Dog on the Site are collectively referred to as “Services.” By accessing, browsing and/or using our Site and/or Services, you are deemed to accept the terms of use and agree to be bound by this agreement with respect to the use of the Site. If you do not wish to be bound by this agreement, please do not access, browse or use our web site or any services we provide.

To the extent you have created a user account, additional terms will be applicable as stated at account creation.

Ownership and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

The contents of our Site are intended for the personal and/or educational use of our users except as otherwise provided in a separate agreement between you and Taxi Dog. All right, title and interest to the content (“Content”) displayed on our Site, including but not limited to the Site’s look and feel, data, information, text, graphics, images, sound or video materials, photographs, designs, trademarks, service marks, trade names, URLs and content provided by third parties, are the property of Taxi Dog, its licensor, Taxi Dog Productions, LLC, or the respective third parties, and are protected by copyright, trademark, patent and/or other proprietary rights and laws.

Except as expressly authorized by Taxi Dog, you agree not to copy, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, perform, display, license, reverse-engineer or create derivative works based on the Site or any Content (including without limitation any software) available through the Site.

Changes to This Agreement

Taxi Dog may make changes to this Agreement from time to time in its sole discretion. Each time changes are made to this Agreement, a link to the revised Agreement will be posted on the home page. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of any such changes. You can review the most current version of this Agreement here. Please check this page from time to time for current terms of use.

Our Privacy Policy

The information that we obtain through your use of any of our Site, whether through the registration process or otherwise, is subject to the privacy policy posted on our site (“Privacy Policy”). The Taxi Dog Privacy Policy can be viewed on our Privacy Policy page. The Privacy Policy contains terms and conditions that govern our collection and use of the information you provide to us, including our respective rights relative to that information. Please review the applicable Privacy Policy before you use our Site. If you are unwilling to accept the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy, please do not use our Site.

Other Policies

Your use of our Site is also subject to the other policies, disclaimers and guidelines we post on the Site from time to time.

License Grant to Access Content on Our Site

You are hereby granted a personal, nonexclusive, nontransferable, revocable, limited license to view, reproduce, print, cache, store and distribute content retrieved from our Site via a generally available consumer web browser, provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Services or remove or obscure the copyright notice or other notices displayed on the content. You may not reproduce, print, cache, store or distribute content retrieved from the Site in any way for any commercial use without the prior written permission of Taxi Dog or the copyright holder identified in the relevant copyright notice.

Except as expressly provided in this Agreement, nothing contained in this Agreement or on the Site shall be construed as conferring any other license or right, expressly, by implication, by estoppel or otherwise, with respect to any of Taxi Dog’s Content or with respect to any third party’s content. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

If you choose to forward content from the Site via email, you agree that you will only forward such content to willing recipients known to you and that you will not use such Services for engaging in spam or other unauthorized conduct.

No Automated Querying

You may not send automated queries of any sort to our site without express advance written permission from Taxi Dog. “Sending automated queries” includes, among other things:

  • using any software that sends queries to our sites to determine how a website or webpage “ranks” for various queries;
  • “meta-searching”; and
  • performing “offline” searches on the Site

Posting Material on Our Site

Certain areas of the Site may allow users to post or upload information, data, text, photographs, graphics, messages and/or other content (“Postings”). You acknowledge and agree that Postings and any and all liability arising from Postings are the sole responsibility of the user who posted the content (“Poster”), and not Taxi Dog. Taxi Dog does not control the Postings and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any Postings.

Under no circumstances will Taxi Dog be liable in any way for any Postings, including but not limited to for any errors, omissions or misrepresentations in any Postings or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, or arising from, any Postings.

If you do choose to post content on our Site, please do not do so unless you understand that your Postings will be available publicly. You should not assume that you are anonymous online and cannot be identified by your Postings. You agree that all of your Postings will comply with the requirements of this Agreement.

You retain your rights to any Postings you submit, post or display on or through the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying Postings on or through the Services, you grant us a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display, combine with other materials and distribute such Postings in any and all media by any distribution method now known or later developed. More generally, you agree that Taxi Dog is granted a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display, combine with other materials and distribute in all media by all means of distribution now known or hereafter invented any and all ideas, suggestions, feedback, input and comments you convey to Taxi Dog (whether or not through the Site) in connection with the Taxi Dog Services and Taxi Dog in general (whether or not in connection with the Site).

You agree that this license includes the right for Taxi Dog to provide, promote, and improve the Services and to make Postings submitted to or through the Services available to other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with Taxi Dog for the syndication, broadcast, distribution or publication of such Postings on other media and services, subject to our terms and conditions for such Postings’ use.

Such additional uses by Taxi Dog, or other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with Taxi Dog, may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the Postings that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Services.

We may modify or adapt your Postings in order to transmit, display or distribute them over computer networks and in various media and/or make changes to your Postings as are necessary to conform and adapt such Postings to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media.

You agree not to use our Site to:

  1. Post any Posting that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable;
  2. Harm or threaten to harm users in any way;
  3. “Stalk” or otherwise harass any other person or entity;
  4. Impersonate any person or entity (including a moderator or representative of Taxi Dog), or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  5. Post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation;
  6. Disseminate or transmit any content that infringes or violates any party’s copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent or other proprietary right, including, but not limited to, using third party copyrighted materials without appropriate permission, using third party trademarks without appropriate permission or attribution, or using or distributing third party information (whether or not protected as a trade secret) in violation of a duty of confidentiality;
  7. Disseminate or transmit any worms, viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files, code or programs;
  8. Violate any law (whether local, state, national, or international), whether or not intentionally;
  9. Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Posting;
  10. Post any content that you do not have a right to under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationship (which includes inside information, proprietary or confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
  11. Interfere with or disrupt the Taxi Dog Services, our Site, or servers or networks connected to our Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to the Site;
  12. Collect or store personal data about other users;
  13. Engage in any activities that would violate the personal privacy rights of others, including but not limited to, collecting and distributing information about Internet users without their permission, except as permitted by applicable law; or
  14. Post any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

Passwords and Security

Access to certain Taxi Dog Services may require you to choose a user name and password. If you do so, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account and for logging out of your account at the end of each session. In selecting a user name, you agree that you will not (i) select or use a screen name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (ii) use a name subject to the rights of any person without their authorization; or (iii) use a screen name that is offensive to people of ordinary sensitivities, illegal, or infringing. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree (a) to notify Taxi Dog immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. Taxi Dog will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.

Links to Other Web Sites

The Taxi Dog Services may include links to other internet sites or resources. Because Taxi Dog has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that Taxi Dog is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and Taxi Dog does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Taxi Dog shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such third party site or resource. Finally, you acknowledge that such external sites usually have their own terms and conditions, including privacy policies, over which Taxi Dog has no control and which will govern your rights and obligations with respect to the use of those third party websites.

Your Contact with Advertisers or Third Party Vendors

Your dealings with advertisers and third party vendors found on or through the Taxi Dog Services, including your participation in promotions, the purchase of goods or services, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such activities, are solely between you and the third party. Taxi Dog does not make any representations or warranties with respect to any goods or services that may be obtained from such third parties, and you agree that Taxi Dog will have no liability for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any activities you undertake in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods, services, information or other materials available, or through such third parties, on our Site. You acknowledge that such external sites usually have their own terms and conditions, including privacy policies, over which Taxi Dog has no control and which will govern your rights and obligations with respect to the use of those websites.

Compliance with Laws

You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding your use of our Site including, without limitation, all applicable laws (as well as associated licenses and approvals) regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Modifications to Taxi Dog Services

Taxi Dog reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify, suspend, discontinue or terminate the Taxi Dog Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Taxi Dog will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, discontinuation or termination of the Taxi Dog Services.

Termination of Your Access to Taxi Dog Services

You agree that Taxi Dog, in its sole discretion, may terminate your access to any of the Taxi Dog Services, and/or remove, discard or modify any Postings or content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if Taxi Dog believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this Agreement. You agree that any termination of your access to the Taxi Dog Services may be effected without prior notice, and you acknowledge and agree that Taxi Dog may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Taxi Dog Services. If you use the Site in violation of this Agreement, Taxi Dog may, in its sole discretion, retain all data collected from your use of the Site. Further, you agree that Taxi Dog shall not be liable to you or any third party for the discontinuation or termination of your access to the Taxi Dog Services, or for Taxi Dog’s collection of information, even if advised of a claim for damages.

Information Disclaimer and Disclaimer of Warranties

BY USING TAXI DOG SERVICES, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:

  1. TAXI DOG SERVICES ARE PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES. NO CONTENT ON OUR SITE IS INTENDED TO CONSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE, WHETHER MEDICAL, FINANCIAL, LEGAL OR OTHERWISE. TAXI DOG AND THOSE POSTING OR OTHERWISE PROVIDING INFORMATION, SERVICES OR MATERIAL ON OUR SITE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENCES RELATING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY TO ANY ACTION OR INACTION YOU TAKE BASED ON THE INFORMATION, SERVICES OR OTHER MATERIAL ON OUR SITE.
  2. THE TAXI DOG SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TAXI DOG EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
  3. TAXI DOG MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT TAXI DOG SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE TAXI DOG SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE.
  4. ANY MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF TAXI DOG SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO COMPUTER SYSTEMS OR FOR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
  5. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM OUR SITE OR THROUGH OR FROM THE TAXI DOG SERVICES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THESE TERMS.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TAXI DOG IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HOWEVER CAUSED, PURSUANT TO ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE AND STRICT LIABILITY), OR OTHERWISE RESULTING FROM: (1) THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, TAXI DOG SERVICES, (2) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, GOODS OR WEBSITES, (3) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, (4) THE STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON OUR SITE, (5) RELIANCE ON CONTENT OR POSTINGS ON OUR SITE, OR (6) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO OUR SITE OR THE TAXI DOG SERVICES, INCLUDING USE OF DATA FROM THIRD PARTIES THROUGH THE SITE. THESE LIMITATIONS WILL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT TAXI DOG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY. EXCEPT AS REQUIRED BY THE INDEMNITY PROVISIONS HEREIN, IN NO EVENT WILL TAXI DOG’S DIRECT LIABILITY HEREUNDER EXCEED $100.00.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Indemnification of Taxi Dog

You agree to indemnify and hold Taxi Dog, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from and against any and all liability, losses, claims, demands, disputes, damages or costs of any kind, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and costs of litigation, resulting from or in any way connected with (a) postings or other content you submit or that are submitted from your account, (b) your use of or reliance on Taxi Dog Services, (c) your connection to our Site, (d) your violation of this Agreement, or (e) your violation of any rights of another party, including any of our third party partners from whom you obtain data.

Trademark Notice

The following trademarks are used by permission from Taxi Dog Productions LLC: TAXI DOG, TAXI DOG EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM (words and oval logo), MAXI (word mark; circular logo); MAXI-APPROVED (word mark), THE ADVENTURES OF TAXI DOG; and the image and likeness of Maxi the Taxi Dog.  The original Taxi Dog series of books, and the text, images and video from the Taxi Dog pilot and video series, are used by permission from Taxi Dog Productions, LLC.  All other trademarks and logos on this site are the property of their respective owners.

Images

The images referenced, made accessible or made available to you on the Site or by means of the Taxi Dog Services are protected by the copyright and trademark laws of the United States and other countries. Although you are permitted to locate and access the images through Taxi Dog Services, you may need to obtain authorization of the owner of such materials before using them for any purpose other than viewing on the web. For authorization to use an image, please contact the image owner as indicated on the source site, not Taxi Dog. Taxi Dog cannot give you authorization to use the copyrighted images. Taxi Dog cannot guarantee that a search will not locate unintended or objectionable content, and Taxi Dog accepts no responsibility or liability for the content of any site included in any search results or otherwise linked to by the Taxi Dog Services, or for your use of such content.

No Other Agreements Between Us

With the exception of our Privacy Policy, this Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Taxi Dog for governing your use of our Site and Taxi Dog Services and supersedes any prior agreements between you and Taxi Dog for that purpose.  However, these terms are limited to use of the Taxi Dog Site, and this Agreement will not affect rights and conditions stated in any applicable and separate user agreement to the extent this Agreement contains provisions conflicting therewith.

Law Applicable to Interpretations and Disputes

This Agreement and the relationship between you and Taxi Dog are governed by the laws of the United States and of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions.  Prior to commencement of any court proceeding arising hereunder, you agree to participate in a 60-day period of negotiation to attempt to resolve a dispute. If negotiation does not resolve the dispute, you agree to binding arbitration under the AAA Commercial Rules of Arbitration, with such arbitration occurring in New York City, New York, before a single arbitrator.  Enforcement of arbitration award may be pursued in any state or federal court of competent jurisdiction.  The state and federal courts of New York City, New York, shall have exclusive jurisdiction and venue over any dispute related to the applicability or interpretation of this arbitration provision.

Severability of This Agreement

If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court or other binding authority to be invalid, you agree that every attempt shall be made to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in that provision, and the remaining provisions contained in this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

Limitation of Actions Brought Against Taxi Dog

You agree that any claim or cause of action arising out of your use of our Site or this Agreement must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or it shall forever be barred, notwithstanding any statute of limitations or other law to the contrary. Within this period, any failure by Taxi Dog to enforce or exercise any provision of this Agreement or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.

If you have any questions or concerns with respect to this Agreement or our Site, you may contact a representative of Taxi Dog at info@taxidogedu.org.