Ology is the premiere platform for socializing around interests. Join groups related to your passions, share photos and videos, follow other users, read professional editorial content, and start conversations.
Ology is available to all persons age 13 and over who agree to these Terms of Service. It may not be used for purposes not in accordance with applicable law.
While we have the right to monitor activity and content associated with Ology, we are not obligated to do so. We do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any content submitted by users to Ology.
You understand that we cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact while using Ology. Additionally, we cannot and do not guarantee the authenticity or accuracy of any data that users may provide about themselves or relationships they may describe.
We do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to User Content and will not treat User Content as confidential.
When using Ology, you may be exposed to User Content from a variety of sources, and Ology is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Content, which may be inaccurate, infringing, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. You understand that all information publicly posted is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated and that we are not and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content.
You can contact our Ology at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of content that you find objectionable. We may investigate the complaints and violations of our policies that come to our attention and may take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content in question or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. We also, however, reserve the right not to take any action. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any content on Ology.
When using Ology you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account details and email address. It is also your responsibility to keep other personal information confidential such as your name and address. We do not advise that you include any personal information in Ology groups. You agree that all contributions and conduct will be lawful, civil and tasteful and your criticism will be constructive and polite not mean, spiteful, threatening, harmful, disruptive, racially offensive, abusive, derogatory or defamatory. You agree that you will not do anything that may disrupt the community or annoy other users and you will not submit spam, so called spoilers or irrelevant material or resend the same material repeatedly. You agree that you will not advertise any company, service, or refer to any specific websites unless allowed under these Terms of Service or with prior consent from us.
We do not regularly review the content posted on Ology; however, we reserve the right to remove or edit any Professional Content and User Content from Ology at any time without notice. You warrant, represent and agree that you will not contribute any content that infringes or violates the rights of any other party or violates any laws, contributes to or encourages infringing or otherwise unlawful conduct, or is obscene or in poor taste. You agree that use of Ology is subject to all applicable national, federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and that you are solely responsible for the contents of your communications through Ology.
You hereby acknowledge and agree that Ology shall, at all times, possess the right to refuse to include and/or to cause the removal of any or all of your content for any reason and at its sole discretion. You hereby acknowledge and agree that Ology may, at its sole discretion, disclose your Content in order to:
(i) comply with law enforcement, court orders, or the legal process; and/or
(ii) protect the rights and safety of individuals; and/or
(iii) settle disputes over intellectual property ownership.
Ology owns, protects, and enforces copyrights in its own creative material and respects the copyright properties of others. Materials may be made available on or via Ology by third parties not within the control of Ology. It is our policy not to permit materials known by us to be infringing to remain on Ology.
Ology takes user privacy very seriously. Except as described below, we do not share personal identifying information (including information users enter as part of their profiles) without prior written consent from users. Ology does not share personal user information with marketers or advertisers; however, Ology may do so in the aggregate without making reference to or identifying individual users or their contact information.
Users agree not to share, syndicate, reproduce, or otherwise disseminate the information from another user's profile or other information exchanged via communication facilitated by Ology without the express written consent of that user. Users are not licensed to add other Ology users, even a user who has collaborated with them, to their mail list (email or physical mail) without that other user's express written consent. Users may not use our communication tools to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate these Terms of Service for use Ology. Ology may disclose information about Ology users if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process. Ology may also disclose information about the users to law enforcement officers or others in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our Terms of Service of use, respond to claims that any posting or other user submission violates the rights of third-parties, or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Ology, its owners, officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint venturers or employees, its users or the general public. Although Ology makes good faith efforts to store information in a secure operating environment not available to the public, Ology cannot guarantee complete security. Ology disclaims liability for unintentional security breaches.
Ology performs technical functions necessary to offer services, including, but not limited to, the technical processing and transmission of email communications to perform the email service, and transcoding and/or reformatting content to allow its use throughout Ology. In addition, you agree and acknowledge that Ology may send messages including, but not limited to, notifications, special offers, promotions, commercial advertisements, and marketing materials, in connection with Ology.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Ology Users, third party developers or any other parties with whom you interact through the Ology and/or Linked Services. Ology reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with these disputes.
AGE RESTRICTIONS. Individuals under the age of 13 are prohibited from accessing the Site without verified parental consent furnished to Ology in accordance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. You hereby represent and warrant that you are 13 years of age or older. SOME AREAS OF THE SITE MAY CONTAIN MATERIAL THAT IS INAPPROPRIATE FOR MINORS. In cases where you, the Guardian, have authorized a minor to use the Site and Services, you recognize that you are fully responsible for: (i) the online conduct of such minor; (ii) controlling the minor's access to and use of the Site and Services; and (iii) the consequences of any misuse by the minor. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SOME AREAS OF OLOGY MAY CONTAIN MATERIAL THAT IS INAPPROPRIATE FOR MINORS
You agree that the Site and Services, including but not limited to graphics, audio, video and editorial content, contain proprietary information and material that is owned by Ology and/or its licensors (including Site users), and is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws, including but not limited to copyright, and that you will not use such proprietary information or materials in any way whatsoever except for use of Ology in compliance with these Terms of Service. Except as expressly provided under these Terms of Service, no portion of Ology may be reproduced in any form or by any means. You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on Ology in any unauthorized way whatsoever. The trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively, the "trademarks") displayed on Ology, unless otherwise specified, are the registered and unregistered trademarks of Ology or their respective owners. Nothing contained on Ology shall be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark displayed on Ology without the express written permission of the trademark owner.
The section titles of these Terms of Service are displayed for convenience only and have no legal effect. Please send any questions or comments, or report violations of these Terms of Service, to email@example.com.
It is our policy to respond to valid DMCA takedown notices of alleged copyright infringement. These notices must include all of the information below, as suggested by the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Our response to valid takedown notices may include removing the infringing material, and suspending subscriber accounts. We will also contact the owner of the affected material so that they may make a counter notification.
To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a formal communication (by regular mail or email) that includes the items specified below.
1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon. This means a link to the original work or a description of what is being copied.
2. Identify the material that is infringing on the work in item #1. This means the link to an Ology site with the material on it.
3. Provide your contact information, preferably email and phone number.
4. Include the statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law."
5. Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."Send this information to:
Ology is not responsible for and makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the User Content or the accuracy and reliability of the User Content posted through or in connection with Ology or Linked Services, by Users of Ology or Linked Services, and such User Content does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of Ology.
In addition, Ology is not responsible for any damage, injury or loss caused by Users of Ology or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in Ology or Linked Services.
Profiles and Linked Services created and posted by Members on, through or in connection with Ology may contain links to other websites or services. Ology is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites and services, and such websites and services are not necessarily investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by Ology. Inclusion of any linked website or service on Ology does not imply approval or endorsement of the linked website or service by Ology. When you access these third party sites and services, you do so at your own risk. Ology takes no responsibility for third party advertisements or Linked Services that are posted on, through or in connection with Ology or Linked Services, nor does it take any responsibility for the goods or services provided by these third parties.
Ology is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any User of Ology or Linked Services. Ology assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User or Member communication. Ology is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or players due to technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, Ology, or Linked Services or combination thereof, including, without limitation, any injury or damage to Users or to any person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading materials in connection with Ology or Linked Services. Under no circumstances shall Ology be responsible for any loss or damage, including, without limitation, personal injury or death, resulting from use of Ology or Linked Services, attendance at an Ology event, from any User Content posted on or through Ology or Linked Services, or from the conduct of any Users of Ology, whether online or offline. Ology is provided 'as-is' with no warranty of any kind. You use the service at your own risk. Ology expressly disclaims any warranty, express or implied, regarding the site or its content, including any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Ology cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of Ology or Linked Services.
By accepting these Terms of Service, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless Ology, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from i) your use of Ology; ii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your communications with or through Ology, or iii) any other matter relating to Ology. Any business transactions which may arise between users from their use of Ology are the sole responsibility of the users involved, and Ology disclaims any and all responsibility for such transactions.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL OUR TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY EXCEED US $10.00.
We reserve the right to modify or discontinue any of the Services and material displayed on or offered through Ology, with or without notice to you. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be revised to the extent necessary to cure the invalidity or unenforceability, and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. Ology's failure to exercise any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.