Terms and Conditions of Use
Updated as of March 11, 2012
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE.
PLEASE NOTE: Eligibility. Membership is void where prohibited. Fans may not register with WWE unless: (a) all registration information you submit to WWE is accurate, current and complete; (b) you agree to maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are 13 years of age or older; and (d) your use of any WWE website and your Participation in WWE Universe does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Participation in WWE Universe shall include, but not be limited to, postings to or other forms of participation with WWE Universe profiles, forums, blogs, groups, comments, chats, or the submission of photos, videos or other content ("WWE Universe Participation"). Any content generated by a User involving the use of any functionality of a WWE Website is referred to as "User-Generated Content."
Any User-Generated Content may be deleted and your registration may be cancelled without warning, if we believe that you are under 13 years of age, if we believe that you are under 18 years of age and you represent yourself as 18 or older, or if we believe you are over 18 and represent yourself as under 18. You may not engage in any form of WWE Universe Participation on behalf of another person and if we believe you have, WWE reserves the right to remove it.
Copyright, Ownership and Restrictions on Use of Materials
All materials contained on this web site are the copyrighted property of WWE and its affiliates and/or our third party licensors. All trademarks, service marks and trade names, including but not limited to the WWE and WWE marks, as well as the names of its superstars, are proprietary to WWE or its affiliates and are protected by state, federal and international trademark laws.
Anyone who displays, reproduces, copies, creates derivative works or sells our textual, photographic, video or audiovisual programs for commercial or non-commercial purposes without permission from WWE violates the copyright laws and is liable for copyright infringement. Any person who uses WWE's marks for commercial purposes without WWE's permission on goods or for services in such a way that it dilutes the distinctive quality of WWE's marks or that creates a likelihood of confusion with WWE's marks is liable for trademark infringement.
If you download software or applications from any WWE web site, the software or applications, including any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software or applications, and data and instructions accompanying the software or applications (collectively, the "Software") are licensed to you by WWE or our third party licensors for your personal, non-commercial home use only. We do not transfer title to the Software to you, and WWE (or our third party licensors) retains full and complete title to the Software and all intellectual property rights in the Software. You may not redistribute, sell, de-compile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce any of the Software to readable form.
If you have any questions regarding this notice, please send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Privacy and Security
To protect the security of your Payment Information in transmission, we employ Transport Layer Security technology (formerly referred to as secure socket layer technology (SSL) technology). We also encrypt your Payment Information when we store your order and whenever we transfer that information to participating vendors.
Please keep in mind that whenever you provide personal information online - for example, via message boards or chat - that information can be collected and used by people you don't know. While WWE strives to protect your personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online; you make such disclosures at your own risk. You may not use or attempt to use this web site to collect personal information about other persons or in any other manner that is inconsistent with another person's privacy or personal data protection rights.
When you register as a Fan, you will also be asked to choose a username, password or other identification information intended to restrict access to WWE Universe Participation and to otherwise protect your Membership from unauthorized access. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and other identification information. You agree not to use the account, username, password or other identification information of another Fan at any time or to disclose your identification information to any third party. You agree to notify WWE immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of your account or access to your identification information. You are solely responsible for any and all use of your account. For the protection of Fans, WWE reserves the right to require or install revised account access procedures or applications at any time even though this may temporarily block access to certain parts of WWE Universe.
Monitoring of Web Site
WWE expressly reserves the right to monitor any and all uses of this web site. However, WWE is under no obligation to do so, and we assume no responsibility or liability arising from our doing so or failure to do so. We assume no responsibility or liability arising from or relating to the content of any transmissions by third parties to or through this web site or for any error, omission, defamatory or libelous statement, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity or inaccuracy contained in any information transmitted by third parties to or through any location on this web site.
At times, WWE may solicit from Visitors to WWE Websites information that includes but is not limited to, creative ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques, suggestions, ideas, artwork or other materials. Of course, Visitors to a WWE Website have the ability to submit information of this type to us at any time even if we do not solicit it. Collectively this type of information, whether solicited by us or not, and whether posted to WWE Universe or any other WWE Website, is referred to as "Submissions".
WWE does not want any Video Submissions which involve stunts, tricks, or maneuvers that replicate, mimic, or portray in any fashion, the activities undertaken by WWE athletes and personnel. WWE would like to remind you that its Superstars are trained sports entertainers. You should never try to emulate what they do in and out of the ring.
By submitting any Submission, whether solicited by us or not, you are automatically granting WWE an ownership right and a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide and irrevocable right and license to sell, rent, transfer, sub-license, use, reproduce, modify, publish, translate, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, perform, display or otherwise utilize such Submissions, in whole or in part, in any form, media or technology known or hereafter developed for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotional purposes (collectively, "Rights").
This grant of Rights means that all Submissions will be owned by WWE and may be used by WWE for any purpose, now or in the future, without any payment to, or further authorization by, you. All Submissions, whether solicited or unsolicited, shall become and remain the property of WWE. WWE also has the right, but not the obligation, to use your name or the name of any entity owned or controlled by you in connection with the broadcast, print, online or other use or publication of your Submission. We assume no responsibility for reviewing such Submissions and we will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities between your Submissions and future WWE products or programs. In submitting a Submission to us, you represent that you have no reasonable basis to believe that the use of any such Submission by us would infringe upon the rights of any third-party.
Third Party Content
Please exercise discretion while browsing the Internet or using this web site. You should be aware that while using this web site you could be directed to other web sites by links and other features found on this web site. If you click on those links or other features, you may be visiting a web site that is not owned or operated by WWE and over which WWE has no control. For example, if you click on a banner advertisement, the click may take you to the web site of a company that is not related to WWE and over which WWE has no control. This includes links from advertisers, sponsors, content partners and other users that may use our logo(s) as part of a co-branding or affiliate agreement. These other web sites may collect data, solicit personal information and generate cookies on your computer in a manner different from our web sites. These other web sites may also contain information that you may find inappropriate or offensive.
WWE is in no way responsible for the content or availability of information found on any web site owned by a third party that may be linked to WWE's web sites by a hyperlink, whether such hyperlink is provided by WWE or by a third party. By providing access to third party web sites or advertisements, WWE is not endorsing the products or services provided by the owner or operator of such web sites. Consequently, we will not be liable or responsible for the accuracy, relevancy, reliability, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in third party web sites linked to this web site. We cannot ensure that you will be satisfied with any products or services you purchase from a third party web site that links to or from this web site or that you purchase through third party advertising or content on this web site. We do not make any representations or warranties as to the security of any information (including, without limitation, Payment Information and other personal information) you might be requested to give any third party, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to the products, services and content of third party web sites, including third party web sites accessible by links from this web site. We strongly encourage you to make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction.
THE MATERIALS ON THIS WEB SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR MATERIALS ON THIS WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEB SITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE SUCH MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THIS WEB SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. WE ASSUME NO OLIGATION TO ARCHIVE OR OTHERWISE PRESERVE ANY FAN PAGE. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION TO THE EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE YOU USE TO ACCESS THIS WEB SITE. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
***Disclaimer: WWE would like to remind you that its Superstars are trained professional athletes. You should never try to emulate what they do in and out of the ring.***
WWE is not responsible for and makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the User-Generated Content appearing on WWE Universe, whether actually or apparently provided by Registered Fans or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in a WWE Website. You post User-Generated Content to WWE Universe at your own risk. Although we provide privacy settings that limit access to your profile, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your User-Generated Content. We cannot and do not guarantee that you User-Generated Content will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on a WWE Web Site. Even after removal, copies of User-Generated Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User-Generated Content. User-Generated Content appearing on WWE Universe does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of WWE. User-Generated Content may link to other websites. WWE is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed on such websites, and such websites are not necessarily investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by WWE. When you access these third party sites, you do so at your own risk.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL WWE OR OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OWNERS OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEB SITE OR MATERIALS OR FUNCTIONS ON THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU OF WWE AND OUR AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, OWNERS OR AGENTS FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO WWE, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS WEB SITE.
Commenting on WWE.com
WWE has created opportunities on WWE.com for our fans so that they can have a safe and enjoyable place to interact with other fans, express themselves, and support their favorite WWE Superstars. In order to maximize this opportunity for all WWE fans, WWE requires that fans agree to the following terms when they participate in commenting on WWE.com.
A. Post only appropriate content
What follows are examples of the kind of content that is illegal or prohibited to post anywhere on a WWE Website. WWE reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in WWE's sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending content and terminating the registration of such violators. Prohibited content includes, but is not limited to, content that:
•Harasses or advocates violence or harassment of another person;
•Publicly posts information that poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person;
•Constitutes or promotes information that you know if false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous;
•Constitutes or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work;
•Is patently offensive and promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
•Contains nudity, excessive violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;
•Solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
•Promotes any criminal activity or enterprise;
•Solicits passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Users;
•Involves commercial activities or sales or contests or advertising, without WWE's prior written consent;
•Includes a photograph or video of another person that you have posted without that person's consent
•Imitates or purports to be a posting to WWE Universe or a WWE Website by someone other than the person actually posting.
B. Report Inappropriate Content
Help WWE smack down content that doesn't belong here. If you become aware of misuse of a WWE Website or WWE Universe by any person, you agree to click on the "Contact WWE" or the ["Report Abuse"] links.
After the WWE fan community identifies questionable content through this website reporting tool, the content will be automatically reviewed, and WWE may exercise its discretion to either further review or permanently remove the offending content or conduct and to warn or, as appropriate, to bar from being Registered Fans those transmitting such content or engaging in such conduct.
We need all Users to report suspicious persons and inappropriate content they encounter on any part of a WWE website, including WWE Universe. And we strongly encourage Users under the age of 18 to talk to their parents or a responsible adult immediately if someone online says or does something to make them feel uncomfortable or threatened in any way.
C. Keep your Guard Up!
You agree to choose carefully the User-Generated Content you post on or through WWE Universe and that you provide to other Users. Although WWE Universe may not include any form of Prohibited Content, as defined in Section A, some information, materials, products or services submitted to WWE Universe by other Fans may, in whole or in part, be unauthorized, impermissible or otherwise violate this Agreement, and WWE assumes no responsibility or liability for such material.
Be cautious about posting and sharing personal information, especially information that could be used to identify you or locate you offline, such as your address or telephone number.
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Fans. WWE reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with disputes between you and other Fans.
WWE can not guarantee that any participation on User-Generated content on WWE.com was actually created by the individual or entity claiming authorship.
D. Abide by Copyright Laws
You may not upload, embed, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that infringes any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights of any person or entity. WWE has the right to terminate the Membership of infringers. You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the User-Generated Content posted by you on or through WWE Universe (or have the right to grant the appropriate license), and (ii) the posting of your User-Generated Content on or through WWE Universe does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person or entity. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person or entity by reason of any User-Generated Content posted by you on or through WWE Universe.
WWE reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any User-Generated Content (including private messages) or to deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of any WWE Website, including WWE Universe, at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice or explanation, and without liability. WWE expressly reserves the right to remove profiles from WWE Universe and/or deny, restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to any WWE Website, if WWE determines, in its sole discretion, that you have violated this Agreement or pose a threat to WWE and/or its fans.
WWE assumes no responsibility for monitoring WWE.com Participation for inappropriate User-Generated Content or conduct. If at any time, WWE chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor User-Generated Content or conduct within WWE.com, WWE nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the User-Generated Content or conduct, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate User-Generated Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of any Fan submitting such User-Generated Content.
Illegal and/or unauthorized use of any WWE Website, including collecting usernames, and/or email addresses of fans by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or unauthorized framing of or linking to a WWE Website, or employing third party promotional sites or software to promote a profile or posting on WWE.com for money, is prohibited. Commercial advertisements, affiliate links, and other forms of unauthorized solicitation may be removed from WWE.com without notice or explanation and may result in termination of registration. WWE reserves the right to take appropriate legal action for any illegal or unauthorized use of WWE.com or any other WWE Website.
You are solely responsible for the photos, messages, notes, text, information, music, video and other content that you upload, publish or display (hereinafter, "post") to WWE.com, or transmit to or share with other users. You may not post, transmit, or share content that you did not create or that you do not have permission to post.
When you post content to WWE.com, this content is considered a Submission, as described above, and WWE has all of the rights and privileges described in Section 5 (Submissions), above.
This web site is controlled and operated by or on behalf of WWE and its affiliates. We make no representation that materials or products offered on this web site are appropriate or available for use in any particular location. Those who choose to access this web site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable national and local laws. Software and products downloaded or purchased from this site are further subject to United States export controls. No software or products offered on this site may be downloaded, shipped or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By purchasing products or downloading or using the Software offered on this web site, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
If you believe your work has been copied and posted on or through a WWE Website or on WWE Universe in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please send WWE's Copyright Agent a notification of claimed infringement with all of the following information:
(a) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
(b) identification of the claimed infringing material and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material (providing the URL(s) of the claimed infringing material satisfies this requirement);
(c) information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address;
(d) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
(e) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notification is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf; and
(f) your physical or electronic signature.
We have adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, the accounts of Fans who are deemed to be repeat infringers. We may also at our sole discretion limit access to a website and/or terminate Memberships of any Users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.
WWE's Copyright Agent for notification of claimed infringement can be reached as follows: Copyright Agent, World Wrestling Entertainment, 1241 East Main Street, Stamford, CT 06902. WWE's Copyright Agent for notification of claimed infringement can also be reached electronically by clicking here [mailto: email@example.com]
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