Aminus3 Terms of Service

Last updated: 22 May, 2014

On Aminus3, we welcome photographers who wish to share and discuss photography for purposes of authentic cultural exchange, education, and entertainment.

Use of Aminus3 is contingent on the acceptance of terms of use which are outlined in detail below. Please read these terms carefully to ensure you understand and agree before creating an account or using the Aminus3 service.

Acceptance of Terms

By using the Aminus3.com website (“Aminus3”) which includes all subdomains of Aminus3, you are agreeing to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms”) regarding the Aminus3 service, your conduct on Aminus3, and all data, text or images (“Content”) that you submit or view on Aminus3.

Use of Aminus3 includes accessing the website and associated pages, viewing Content, creating an account (“Account”), posting Content including comments or images, or using any associated Aminus3 services.

Should you not agree in any respect, you may not use Aminus3.com.

Description of Services

Aminus3 is an Internet community which provides a platform to upload, discuss and promote photography.

Aminus3 is to be used exclusively as described above. No employee-employer, agency, partnership nor joint venture relationship is implied or created.

Account Terms

  • You must be 13 years or older to use this site.
  • You must provide your legal full name and a valid email address to complete the registration process.
  • You are responsible for maintaining the security of your Account including but not limited to protecting your password and Account credentials.
  • You are responsible for your conduct on Aminus3 and any activity that occurs on your Account.
  • You must read, respect, and adhere to the Aminus3 Community Guidelines.
  • You are responsible for all Content you submit and display on Aminus3 and you represent that you possess full legal right to post such Content.
  • You must not abuse, threaten, impersonate or intimidate other Aminus3 users.
  • You must not post Content that is unlawful, harmful, hateful, defamatory, or offensive in nature, either racially, ethnically, or otherwise.
  • You must not advertise or solicit any products or services to any user or visitor of Aminus3.
  • You must not transmit any malware, worms or viruses or any code of a destructive nature.
  • You must not attempt to gain privileged access to any Aminus3 server through any means including but not limited to exploitation of technology, social engineering, or compromised credentials.
  • You must not, in using Aminus3, violate any laws in your local jurisdiction, including, but not limited to, copyright laws.

Violation of any of the above Account terms may, at the sole discretion of Aminus3, result in the termination of your Account, blocking of your IP address, and possible legal action.

While in the interest of upholding its community standards, Aminus3 prohibits inappropriate Content and conduct on its site, you understand and agree that Aminus3 cannot be held responsible for Content posted on its site or the behavior of its members. You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of Aminus3. You agree that Aminus3 cannot be held liable for the conduct of others.

Rights and Conditions

  • We reserve the right to modify or terminate the Aminus3 service, your Account, or your access to Aminus3, for any reason at any time without notice and without incurring any liability.
  • We reserve the right to alter Aminus3 Terms at any time.
  • We reserve the right to deny access to the Aminus3 service to anyone for any reason at any time.
  • We may, at our sole discretion, with no obligation and incurring no obligation, remove Content and/or Accounts containing Content that we determine to be unlawful, harmful, hateful, defamatory, inappropriate, or offensive in nature, either racially, ethnically, or otherwise, or that violates any party's intellectual property or the conditions outlined in the Terms or Community Guidelines.

Featured Content

In keeping with the culture, educational and promotional purposes of Aminus3, we highlight Content for various editorial and enrichment purposes which may be featured on public Aminus3 pages and associated feeds. Featured content may be selected by automated algorithms or by manual curation.

You agree that Content is featured for editorial and subjective purposes and that Aminus3 has no obligation or responsibility legal or otherwise that we will feature your Content, or to provide any explanation about the processes or rationale utilized in these decisions.

Copyright

You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold for Content you submit to Aminus3. Aminus3 does not claim ownership of any images (or other media) created or uploaded by its members.

All content on Aminus3, such as text, narratives, graphics, logos, icons, images, downloads, and software is the property of Aminus3, or of the users who add Content, and is protected by international copyright laws. All software used on this site or in conjunction with the service is the property of Aminus3 and is protected by international copyright laws.

For all Content you post to Aminus3, you must be the copyright owner or have explicit permission, or required rights of use license, of the original copyright owner or their designated agent.

Copyright Complaints

In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable law, Aminus3, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to limit access to the website and services and/or terminate any Account holders who infringe any intellectual property rights of others.

If you believe that any material on Aminus3 infringes on any copyright that you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement to our designated Agent listed below.

Designated Agent: Aminus3
Address of Designated Agent: 227 Sandy Springs Pl
St D-316
Atlanta GA 30328
Phone of Designated Agent: 828-398-0533
Email of Designated Agent: [email protected]

License Granted by Users

You grant Aminus3 a royalty-free, non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, promote and distribute any Content that you submit to Aminus3. This license is for the purpose of enabling Aminus3 to display, distribute and promote Aminus3 and its services as well as promote your Content.

Promotional use may include various multiple channels including the Aminus3 website as well as officially branded applications, collateral, and social media networks used to promote Aminus3 Content.

This license exists for as long as you elect to continue to include such Content on Aminus3 and will terminate at the time you remove or Aminus3 removes such Content from your Aminus3 Account, or no longer than 60 days thereafter on all Aminus3 owned sites with stipulated “take down” withdrawal notice issued by Aminus3 within 60 days to every subdistribution outlet where Aminus3 has promoted your Content.

Aminus3 will never sell your Content without your specific advance permission including attribution and compensation to you.

Archive/Backup

Always preserve your original Content on your own personal computer or alternate source. Do not use Aminus3 as a backup repository for your Content. To assist with personal backups, Aminus3 provides options for paying subscribers to export Content such as comments and image meta-data while their paid subscription is in force.

Aminus3 makes no representation or warranty about continued, or any future availability of Content you submit to Aminus3.

Privacy

Please refer to the Aminus3 Privacy Policy for information about how we gather, use, disclose and manage personal information from the users of Aminus3. By using Aminus3 you agree to the Privacy Policy.

No Warranty

Aminus3 is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranties of any kind including fitness of purpose. You agree to use the site as is and at your own risk.

Aminus3 does not warrant that (i) our service will meet your specific requirements or expectations, (ii) our service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, or (iii) any results obtained from the use of Aminus3 will be accurate or reliable.

Limited Liability

In no event shall Aminus3 (or any related party such as our founders, principles, agents, employees, contractors, volunteers) be liable for any consequential, direct, indirect, incidental, special, or punitive damages (including of use, loss of profits, loss of data) in any way connected with the use or inability to use Aminus3, regardless of cause or any notice of impending or potential damage.

Jurisdiction

While fostering a global community, please be aware Aminus3 is registered and hosted in the United States of America. Aminus3 makes no representation that Content will be available or suitable for use in other locations. Those who choose to access Aminus3 from other locations do so on their own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent the local laws are applicable.

These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States of America and the state of California excluding only its conflict of law provisions. You hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts within the state of California with respect to the terms of this Agreement, or any legal action or proceeding between Aminus3 and you arising out of your use of Aminus3, and you waive any right to bring a change of jurisdictional venue or inconvenient forum motion to such courts.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Aminus3, (or any related party such as our founders, principles, agents, employees, contractors, volunteers) from and against any and all loss, expenses (including legal fees), damages, claims, suits, debts, actions, causes of action(s), proceedings, judgments, disputes, and liabilities whatsoever in law or in equity, known or unknown, in any way related to (i) access to Aminus3 (ii) Content you submit to Aminus3, (iii) the use of Aminus3 by you or someone using your computer, (iv) your infringement of intellectual property or privacy rights of any person (v) your breach of any of these Terms or Community Guidelines. This indemnification shall apply to claims between you and Aminus3 as well as any third-party claims.

Termination

You may terminate your Aminus3 Account at any time by following the instructions in the User FAQ

You agree that Aminus3 may at any time, without prior notice or liability, suspend, limit access to, or terminate your Aminus3 Account for any reason including but not limited to a breach of the Terms or Community Guidelines.

In the event your Account is terminated, all Content posted to your account will be removed by Aminus3. Please be aware that some Content, may be cached, archived or stored in such a way that it could take up to 60 days to be fully removed.