Last updated: June 10, 2020
We may change or modify these Terms at any time and at our sole discretion. If we make changes to these Terms, we will provide notice of such changes, such as by sending a notification, posting a notice on the Services or updating the "Last Updated" date above. Your continued use of the Services will confirm your acceptance of the revised Terms. We encourage you to frequently review the Terms to ensure you understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Services. If you do not agree to the amended Terms, you must stop using the Services and delete your Bulong Account.
The language below is meant to support this rule. It allows us to continue providing and improve our Services, and it helps to ensure that a few mean users don't ruin the experience for everyone else. Your part in that is simple. Do not post anything that expresses or promotes hate and offense towards anyone.
Bulong is intended for use by people who are 18 years of age or older, and persons under the age of 18 are prohibited from creating Bulong accounts.
You affirm that you are 18 years of age or more, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms, and to abide by and comply with these Terms. In addition, you affirm that you have not been previously suspended or removed from the Services and do not have more than one Bulong account.
We may, in our sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity. We may, without notice and in our sole discretion, terminate your right to use the Services, or any portion thereof, and block or prevent your future access to and use of the Services or any portion thereof.
The Services consist of interactive features and areas that allow users to create, post, transmit and/or store content ("User Content"). You understand that your User Content may be viewable by others. You agree to abide by our Community Guidelines, which may be updated from time to time.
You agree that you are solely responsible for your User Content and that Bulong is not responsible or liable for any User Content. While we are not obligated to do so, we reserve the right, and have absolute discretion, to review, screen and delete User Content at any time and for any reason.
You retain all ownership rights in your User Content. However, by submitting User Content to Bulong, you hereby grant us a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Content in connection with the Services.
If you choose, you may share Feeds Content on your SNS (Social Network Service) Accounts through the social sharing functionality we’ve implemented through the Services.
As part of the functionality of the Services, you may link your Account to an SNS Account by allowing Bulong to access your SNS Account, as permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each SNS Account. You agree that you won’t disclose your SNS Account login information to Bulong and/or grant Bulong access to your SNS Account unless you are permitted to do so by the applicable SNS. Bulong won’t have any obligation to pay any fees or be subject to any usage limitations imposed by SNS’s.
By linking your SNS Account to your Bulong Account, you understand that Bulong will access, make available and store (if applicable) some of the content that you have provided to and stored in your SNS Account so that it is available on and through the Services via your Account. Unless otherwise specified in these Terms, all such content, if any, will be considered to be User Content for all purposes of these Terms. Depending on the SNS Accounts you choose and subject to applicable SNS privacy settings, personally identifiable information that you post to your SNS Accounts and information about your SNS friends will be available on and through your Account. Please note that if an SNS Account or associated service becomes unavailable or Bulong’s access to such SNS Account is terminated by the third party service provider, then the content from your SNS Account will no longer be available on and through the Services. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SNS ACCOUNT SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR SNS ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH SNS ACCOUNT SERVICE PROVIDERS.
You agree that any feedback, suggestions, ideas or other information or materials regarding Bulong or the Services that you provide, whether by email or otherwise ("Feedback"), are non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Bulong. We will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of such Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. You waive any rights you may have to the Feedback (including any copyrights or moral rights). We like hearing from users, but please do not share your ideas with us if you expect to be paid or want to continue to own or claim rights in them.
Unless otherwise stated, all materials contained on or within the Services, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images, code, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials (collectively, "Bulong Content"), as well as their selection and arrangement, are protected by copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent, and/or other intellectual property laws, and unauthorized use of Bulong Content may violate such laws and these Terms. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, Bulong does not grant any express or implied rights to use Bulong Content. You agree that you will not copy, reproduce, republish, frame, download, transmit, modify, display, reverse engineer, sell, or participate in any sale of, rent, lease, loan, assign, distribute, license, sublicense, or exploit in any way, in whole or in part, Bulong Content, the Services or any related software, except as expressly stated in these Terms.
You are hereby granted a limited, nonexclusive, non-sublicensable license to access and use the Services and Bulong Content. This license is revocable at any time. This license is subject to these Terms and does not include:
The distribution, public performance or public display of Bulong Content;
Modifying or otherwise making any derivative uses of the Services or Bulong Content, or any portion thereof;
Use of any scraping, data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods;
Downloading (other than page caching) any portion of the Services, Bulong Content or any information contained therein, except as expressly permitted on the Services;
Any use of the Services or Bulong Content other than for their intended purposes.
Any use of the Services or Bulong Content other than as specifically authorized in these Terms, without the prior written permission of Bulong, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license to use Bulong granted in these Terms.
In addition to the other restrictions outlined in these Terms, you agree that you will not:
Use the Services for any purpose that is illegal, beyond the scope of their intended use, or otherwise prohibited in these Terms;
Use the Services in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying the Services, or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of the Services in any manner;
Compromise the security of the Services;
Post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, spam, solicitations or promotional materials;
Use any robot, spider, crawler, scraper or other automated means or interface not provided by us to access the Services or to extract data;
Reverse engineer any aspect of the Services or do anything that might discover source code or bypass or circumvent measures employed to prevent or limit access to any area, content or code of the Services;
Use or attempt to use another user's account without authorization;
Attempt to circumvent any content filtering techniques we employ, or attempt to access areas/features of the Services that you are not authorized to access;
Attempt to indicate in any manner that you have a relationship with us or that we have endorsed you or any products or services without our express written consent to do so;
Engage in any harassing, intimidating, predatory or stalking conduct;
Impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity;
Violate the publicity, privacy or data protection rights of others, including by taking pictures of another individual without receiving that individual's consent;
Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
Buy, sell, rent, lease, or otherwise offer in exchange for any compensation, access to your Bulong account, Feeds, Comments, Replies, a Bulong username, or a friend link without Bulong's prior written consent;
Develop any third-party applications that interact with User Content or the Services without our prior written consent; and
Use the Services for any illegal or unauthorized purpose or engage in, encourage, or promote any activity that violates these Terms.
After opening a Bulong account, you accept all responsibility for any activity that occurs while logged into your account. You are responsible for making sure that you keep your password secure and safe. You agree that you will not share your password with others or do anything that might jeopardize the security of your account.
When you first create a Bulong account, we ask for your email address in order to verify your account.
Modifications to the Services
We reserve the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services or any features or portions thereof without prior notice. You agree that we will not be liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services or any part thereof.
Bulong respects the intellectual property rights of others. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable laws, we have adopted a policy of, upon notice, restricting access to or deleting content that infringes a third party's copyright and, in appropriate circumstances and in our sole discretion, terminating account holders or other users of the Services who are deemed to be repeat infringers of a third party's copyrighted work.
THE SERVICES AND THE Bulong CONTENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN ADDITION, WHILE Bulong ATTEMPTS TO PROVIDE A GOOD USER EXPERIENCE, WE CANNOT AND DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES WILL ALWAYS BE SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SERVICES WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION WITHOUT DELAYS, DISRUPTIONS OR IMPERFECTIONS.
Note to International Users
The Services are hosted in the Philippines. If you are a user accessing the Services from the USA, European Union, other parts of Asia or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from Philippine laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Services, which are governed by Philippine law, you are transferring your personal information to the Philippines and you consent to that transfer.
1) Indemnification By agreeing to these Terms you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Bulong, our managing members, shareholders, employees, affiliates, licensors and suppliers (the "Bulong Parties") from and against any and all complaints, charges, claims, damages, losses, costs, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) due to, arising out of, or relating in any way to (a) your use of the Services; (b) any User Content you post, upload, use, distribute, store or otherwise transmit through the Services; (c) your violation of these Terms; or (d) your violation of the rights of another.
2) Limitation of Liability Except where prohibited by law, in no event will Bulong or the Bulong Parties be liable for any indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages that result from (a) the use of, or inability to use, the Services; (b) the provision of the Services or any materials available therein; or (c) the conduct of other users of the Services, even if Bulong has been advised of the possibility of such damages. You assume total responsibility for your use of the Services. Your only remedy against Bulong for dissatisfaction with the Services or any content is to stop using the Services. If, notwithstanding these Terms, Bulong is found liable to you for any damage or loss which arises out of or is in any way connected with your use of the Services or any content, Bulong's liability shall in no event exceed 100php. Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations of liability, so the foregoing limitation may not apply to you.
3) Arbitration PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE DISPUTES WITH Bulong AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.
You and Bulong agree to arbitrate any dispute arising from these Terms or your use of the Services, except that you and Bulong are not required to arbitrate any dispute in which either party seeks equitable and other relief for the alleged unlawful use of copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets, or patents. ARBITRATION PREVENTS YOU FROM SUING IN COURT OR FROM HAVING A JURY TRIAL. You and Bulong agree (a) that any arbitration will occur in Quezon City, Philippines; (b) that arbitration will be conducted confidentially by a single arbitrator in accordance with the rules of PDRCI; and (c) that the courts of Quezon City, Philippines have exclusive jurisdiction over any appeals of an arbitration award and over any suit, if any, between the parties not subject to arbitration. Other than class procedures and remedies discussed below, the arbitrator has the authority to grant any remedy that would otherwise be available in court. WHETHER THE DISPUTE IS HEARD IN ARBITRATION OR IN COURT, YOU AND Bulong WILL NOT COMMENCE AGAINST THE OTHER A CLASS ACTION, CLASS ARBITRATION OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING.
4) Any lawsuit, if any, by you or Bulong against the other will occur in court in Quezon City, Philippines. You and Bulong agree that the jurisdiction and venue of these courts is exclusive.
Any dispute between you and Bulong will be governed by these Terms and the laws of the Republic of the Philippines, without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles that may provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction.
Bulong reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate your license to use the Services and to block or prevent your future access to, and use of, the Services.
If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
These Terms supersede all prior understandings regarding the same and represent the complete agreement between you and Bulong.
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