Social Extras PA LP (“Social Extras”) provides software and services (collectively, “Services”) for use by the general public, including the FBSkins Applications (“Apps”) such as Create Your Own Layouts, and other applications to be used online. This Terms of Service Agreement (“Agreement”) constitutes legally binding terms and applies to your use of the Services.
2. General Usage
Buzzbox Media grants you a limited license to use the Services in accordance with this Agreement and the instructions and guidelines posted on the FBSkins website (“the Site”). In exchange for providing the functionality of the FBSkins application, users may be shown advertisements within web pages rendered by a browser with the plug-in enabled. Additionally, other products using the Social Extras platform, which powers the FBSkins application, may be offered to the User. These additional application offers are safe and do not install any additional software on the user’s computer. They are enabled and disabled by the User or Buzzbox Media via provided links, or by uninstalling the software. They also do not store any private, personally identifiable information from the User. Buzzbox Media reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time. Buzzbox Media further reserves the right to terminate your license to use the Services at any time and for any reason, or in the future, to charge for commercial usage.
The current installation package of FBSkins includes offers for the following free apps, which can be enabled or disabled when offered on their respective websites. FBSkins does not own or control any off the application partners listed below, but has engaged in a stringent compliance process with each product to ensure they are safe, valuable, and relevant for FBSkins users.
Skins – Free and ad-supported application that provides skins, and additional features, for the social networking site Facebook (and soon other social networks). Learn more at www.fbskins.com.
Search Dock – Free and ad-supported application that provides additional search results from the most popular search engines and websites.
FBSkins may offer the User additional applications from strategic partners in the future. The apps will also be approved by the Social Extras and FBSkins compliance teams to be safe, valuable, and relevant for FBSkins users.
3. Services and User Responsibility
Users are solely responsible for their use of the Services. The Services allow for Users to post content to the FBSkins website such as text, software, scripts, graphics, photos, sounds, music, videos, audiovisual combinations, interactive features and other materials (collectively, “Content”) that may be viewed on, accessed through, or contributed to the Service. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Services. You agree not to distribute any part of the Services or Content without Buzzbox Media's prior written authorization, unless Buzzbox Media allows and provides means for such distribution through the Services.
You shall be solely responsible for your own Content and the consequences of submitting, publishing, and/or posting your Content with the Services. You affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions for Content you submit, publish, and/or post through use of the Services; and you license to Buzzbox Media all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to such Content for publication of the Contents through the Services pursuant to this Agreement.
As clarification, you retain ownership rights in your Content. However, by submitting Content to Buzzbox Media, you grant Buzzbox Media a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, and display, the Content in connection with the Services and Buzzbox Media's (and its successors' and affiliates') business. You also hereby grant each user of the Services a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Services, and to use, reproduce, distribute, and display such Content as permitted through the Services and under this Agreement.
You further agree that Content you submit to the Services will not contain third-party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant Buzzbox Media all of the license rights granted herein. Buzzbox Media does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on the Services, and Buzzbox Media will remove all Content if properly notified that such Content infringes on another's intellectual property rights (see more in Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Infringing Material below). Buzzbox Media reserves the right to remove Content without prior notice.
Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service and as permitted under this Agreement. You shall not download any Content except as allowed with the Services. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of Buzzbox Media or the respective licensors of the Content. Buzzbox Media and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Services and the Content. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Services or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Services or the Content therein.
Buzzbox Media is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to Content featured with the Services, and the Content does not represent the advice, views, opinions or beliefs of Buzzbox Media. In accessing Content through use of the Services you may be exposed to Content from a variety of sources, wherein you may consider portions of the Content to be inaccurate, offensive, or inappropriate. You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Buzzbox Media with respect to such Content, and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, agree to indemnify and hold harmless Buzzbox Media, its owners, operators, affiliates, licensors, and licensees to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Services. Additionally, the Services and/or the Content may feature links to third-party websites not owned or controlled by Buzzbox Media. The inclusion of a link to a third-party website does not imply any endorsement by or affiliation with Buzzbox Media and the third-party website. Further, Buzzbox Media has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites featured with the Services and/or Content and cannot modify the content of any such third-party website. By using the Services, you expressly release Buzzbox Media from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website featured with the Services and/or Content.
Buzzbox Media will terminate a user's access to the Service if, under appropriate circumstances, the user is determined to be a repeat infringer of others’ intellectual property rights and/or engages in other activity in violation of this Agreement. Buzzbox Media further reserves the right to decide whether Content violates this Agreement for reasons other than copyright infringement, such as, but not limited to, submitting Content featuring pornography, obscenity, or other such inappropriate material. Buzzbox Media may at any time, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, remove such Content and/or terminate a user’s account for submitting such material in violation of this Agreement.
6. Digital Millennium Copyright Act and Infringing Material
Uploading copyrighted material such as copyrighted photographs, art, text, and screenshots in violation of applicable copyright law violates this Agreement. Buzzbox Media does not monitor the Content for this type of activity. However, complaints submitted to Buzzbox Media by copyright holders or their agents in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) are taken seriously and may result in removal of Content deemed to be violating at Buzzbox Media's sole discretion, a user’s termination of use of the Services, plus fines or other legal action brought by copyright holders and their agents.
- If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a complaint pursuant to the DMCA by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C 512(c)(3), also at www.copyright.gov, for further detail):
- An electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- 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 notice, 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 Buzzbox Media to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit Buzzbox Media to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address.
- A statement that the complaining party has 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 notice is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with the above requirements for the DMCA complaint, your DMCA complaint may be rendered invalid.
- Buzzbox Media's Copyright Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringement can be reached by mail at
Attn: Copyright Agent
717-D Fellowship Rd.
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
or by email at email@example.com.
- If you believe that your Content that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or that you have the authorization from the copyright owner, the copyright owner's agent, or pursuant to the law, to post and use the material in your Content, you may send a counter-notice containing the following information to the Copyright Agent:
- Your physical or electronic signature;
- Identification of the Content that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the Content appeared before it was removed or disabled;
- A statement that you have a good faith belief that the Content was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the Content; and
- Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of the federal court in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, and a statement that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
- If a counter-notice is received by the Copyright Agent, Buzzbox Media may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed Content or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the complaining party files an action seeking a court order against the Content provider, member or user, the removed Content may be replaced, or access to it restored, in 10 to 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, at Buzzbox Media's sole discretion.
- Buzzbox Media may document notices of allegedly-infringing Content upon which Buzzbox Media acts and may forward notices of alleged infringement to the party that submitted the allegedly-infringing Content, in addition to a third-party which may publish and/or annotate it. Buzzbox Media generally does not interfere with standard technical measures used by copyright owners to identify or protect copyrighted works which Buzzbox Media, in its sole discretion, deems as reasonable.
7. Additional Intellectual Property
The trademarks, service marks, and logos (“Marks”) featured with the Services, including FBSkins, the FBSkins logo and the FBSkins design, are owned by or licensed to Buzzbox Media, subject to trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property rights under the law and may only be reproduced as provided in this Agreement and/or with express written permission from Buzzbox Media. Other trademarks that appear on the FBSkins website that are not owned by or licensed to Buzzbox Media (e.g., trademarks associated with third-party websites shown with links featured on the Services) are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Buzzbox Media.
9. No Warranty and Limitation of Liability
Buzzbox Media PROVIDES THE SITE AND SERVICES "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, Buzzbox Media, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES AND YOUR USE THEREOF. Buzzbox Media MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SERVICES, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SERVICES, (V) ANY COMPUTER BUGS, VIRUSES, OR SIMILAR MECHANISMS WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (VI) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICES. Buzzbox Media DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY HYPERLINKED SERVICES OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND Buzzbox Media WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.
You understand and agree that you use the Site and Services at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damages that arise from such use. IN NO EVENT SHALL Buzzbox Media, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SERVICES, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SERVICES, (IV) ANY COMPUTER BUGS, VIRUSES, OR SIMILAR MECHANISMS WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT Buzzbox Media IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT Buzzbox Media SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
YOUR ONLY RIGHT WITH RESPECT TO ANY DISSATISFACTION WITH THIS SITE OR SERVICES OR WITH Buzzbox Media SHALL BE TO TERMINATE USE OF THIS SITE AND SERVICES.
The Services are controlled and offered by Buzzbox Media from its facilities in the United States of America. Buzzbox Media makes no representations that the Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Services from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Buzzbox Media, its parent corporation, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Services; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your Content caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive this Agreement and your use of the Services.
11. Ability to Accept Agreement
You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in this Agreement, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Services are not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Services.
Buzzbox Media and you are independent entities, and nothing in the Agreement, or via use of the FBSkins website and/or Services, will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between Buzzbox Media and you.
This Agreement supersedes any previous agreement and represents the entire agreement between Buzzbox Media and you. Any notices must be sent to FBSkins in English at firstname.lastname@example.org.