Terms and Conditions of Use
Conditions of Use
Welcome to ASTONISHMagazine.com.
ASTONISHWorld.com, ASTONISH, LLC and/or its affiliates (“ASTONISH”) provides its services to you subject to the following conditions.
If you visit ASTONISHMagazine.com & ASTONISHWorld.com, you accept these conditions.
Please read them carefully. In addition, when you use any current or future ASTONISH service, you also will be subject to the guidelines and conditions applicable to such service or business.
Please review our Privacy Statement, which also governs your visit to ASTONISHMagazine.com and ASTONISHWorld, to understand our practices.
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, video clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of ASTONISH, LLC or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of ASTONISH, LLC and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of ASTONISH, LLC or its software suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws.
ASTONISHMagazine.com, ASTONISHWorld, and ASTONISH logo and other marks indicated on our site are trademarks of ASTONISH, LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Other ASTONISH graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks or trade dress of ASTONISH, LLC. Trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not ASTONISH, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits ASTONISH. All other trademarks not owned by ASTONISH 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 ASTONISH.
License and ASTONISHWorld Access
ASTONISH grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of ASTONISH. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of ASTONISH. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents or any derivative use of this site or its contents.
Licensing ASTONISH Content; Consent to Use Robots and Crawlers: If you are interested in receiving our express written permission to use ASTONISH content for your non-personal (including commercial) use, please visit our Content Licensing section or contact our Licensing Department. We do allow the limited use of robots and crawlers, such as those from certain search engines, with our express written consent. If you are interested in receiving our express written permission to use robots or crawlers on our site, please contact our Licensing Department.
Framing: You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of ASTONISH without express written consent.
Meta Tags: You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing ASTONISH’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of ASTONISH. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by ASTONISH.
Linking to ASTONISHMagazine.com: You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to ASTONISH.com so long as the link follows our linking guide and does not portray ASTONISH, its services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any ASTONISH logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission except as outlined in our help section.
Robots and Screen Scraping: You may not use data mining, robots, screen scraping, or similar data gathering and extraction tools on this site, except with our express written consent as noted below.
Communications with ASTONISHWorld
When you visit ASTONISHMagazine.com and ASTONISHWorld, or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
ASTONISHWorld Member Accounts
If you have registered with ASTONISHMagazine.com/ASTONISHWorld or subscribe to ASTONISHWorld, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of log-in information and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.
Content Reviews, Comments, Communications, and Other Forms of Content
Visitors may post reviews, comments, and other content; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam.” You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of your content. ASTONISH reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content.
Your License to ASTONISH: If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant ASTONISH a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant ASTONISH and its sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this site’s policies and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify ASTONISH for all claims resulting from content you supply. ASTONISH has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. ASTONISH takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party. If you would like to learn more about how we handle content that you submit, please review our Privacy Notice.
ASTONISH respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.
Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY ASTONISH ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. ASTONISH MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, OR MATERIALS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ASTONISH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO WITHDRAW OR DELETE ANY INFORMATION FROM THIS SITE AT ANY TIME IN ITS DISCRETION.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, ASTONISH DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ASTONISH DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM ASTONISH ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. ASTONISH WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
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 LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
By visiting ASTONISHMagazine.com, you agree that the laws of the state of Washington, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and ASTONISHMagazine.com.
Policies, Modification, and Severability
Please review our other policies. These policies also govern your visit to ASTONISHMagazine.com/ASTONISHWorld. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.
Disputes to Site
Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to ASTONISHMagazine.com/ASTONISHWorld or to services offered by or through ASTONISHMagazine.com/ASTONISHWorld in which the aggregate total claim for relief sought on behalf of one or more parties exceeds $7,500 shall be adjudicated in any state or federal court in San Francisco, California, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.
P.O. Box 563
San Francisco, CA 94104