Terms of Use for External Websites and Social Media

    These Terms of Use (these “Terms”) serve as an agreement between you and RCI, LLC (“RCI”, “we”, “us” or “our”) for use of the certain RCI websites or RCI pages on certain websites (each, a “Website” and collectively, the “Websites”) on which we post these Terms. By using the Websites you agree to these Terms and our Privacy Policy.

    The Websites and your access to and use of the Websites are subject to the Terms set forth below, as well as to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not use this Website. By accessing, reading, using, creating and/or contributing to this Website, and in consideration for any services provided to you via this Website, you acknowledge and agree that you have read and shall abide by these Terms, as well as by our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, including any changes that we may make thereto from time to time. Please read these Terms carefully before posting to or creating any content for this Website. We may change these Terms at any time at our sole discretion, so you should review these periodically for the most-current version. In the event of any inconsistencies between these Terms and either our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy, these Terms shall control and prevail with respect to your use of this Website.

    1. You acknowledge and agree that you solely are responsible for your own use of and access to this Website service, for any posts you make, and for any consequences thereof. You agree to use this Website and any content posted hereto only for personal purposes in a noncommercial manner. You further agree not to use this Website to attack personally any employees, authors, customers, vendors, or shareholders of RCI. If you are an employee of RCI or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, you may not post to this Website unless otherwise authorized by your manager. We welcome relevant, respectful comments, but we are not responsible for, and do not endorse comments posted on this Website. You must evaluate, and are responsible for all risks associated with, the use of any messages, information or content associated with this Website, including any reliance on their accuracy, completeness, or usefulness. We are not liable for any errors or omissions in this Website, or for any losses or damages incurred as a result of this Website. RCI’s sole role with respect to this Website is to provide a service whereby authorized employees and visitors to this site can submit and/or have access to the content posted hereto.

    2. The content posted to this Website has been provided by, and is the responsibility of, the individuals who submit such content. You acknowledge and understand that any individual’s posts made to this Website represent the views and opinions of such individuals, not the views or opinions of RCI or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, and that these views and opinions are made strictly in those individuals’ independent capacities, not as representatives of RCI or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates. RCI neither endorses such views or opinions, nor endorses, supports, represents or guarantees the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any content or information posted to this Website. Although, as described below, RCI may attempt to review and monitor such content and information prior to posting, there is no obligation on RCI’s part to do so and there is no guarantee that any such review or monitoring will be done regularly. Accordingly, you acknowledge that any reliance on content or material posted to this Website will be at your own risk, and that RCI takes no responsibility for such postings or reliance. In addition, nothing posted to this Website (including any comments, views and/or opinions) should be construed as legal or any other type of advice.

    3. If you decide to provide us with relevant, respectful comments, you may need to create a screen name and password as part of a user registration process, and provide some personal information (e.g., name, email address, geographic data such as State and/or Country). Any such information provided to us will be governed by our Privacy Policy. Other data and validation/authentication information may be collected (via cookies and otherwise) about users and their Website activities while visiting this Website, as further described in our Terms of Use. The same rules set forth in these Terms regarding relevance, good taste, and restrictions on use or theft of someone else’s intellectual property or identity apply to your screen name and password. You will be responsible for all activities occurring under your user name/profile, and for keeping your password and personal information secure.

    4. By submitting any comments for posting to this Website, you also give us the right to edit your comments, to store them for archival purposes, and to republish them without compensation to you or any other person. By submitting, posting or displaying content on or through this Website, you acknowledge and understand that such content is intended to be made available to the users of this Website and to members of the public, and that you have no expectation of privacy in such content. In connection therewith, you grant to RCI and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and authorized third party service providers a worldwide, enterprise wide, non exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, edit, publish and distribute such content on this Website for the purpose of displaying and distributing RCI’s Website services. RCI, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse to accept, post, display or transmit any such content.

    5. RCI also reserves the right, but does not have any obligation, to review and moderate comments and content, and to delete, move, or edit comments or content that RCI, in its sole discretion, considers abusive, defamatory, lewd, obscene, or otherwise offensive or unacceptable, and/or in violation of copyright, trademark or any other laws, these Terms, or RCI’s Privacy Policy or Terms of Use. In order to afford RCI with a reasonable opportunity to review, edit and/or delete all or a portion of your comments as may be necessary to ensure compliance with these Terms, you may experience a time lag prior to any posting of your comments to this Website.

    6. By providing your comments and other content to this Website, you warrant and represent that you own and/or have all rights, title, licenses and authority necessary to provide, post, upload, input or submit such comments and content, and that such comments and content do not violate the intellectual property rights of others. Although RCI, at its sole discretion, may allow visitors to this Website to post, within their entries, links to other third party websites or content (including for social networking purposes), RCI is not responsible for, has no control over, and disclaims any liability relating to, these third party websites or content, which websites and content may be subject to other terms and conditions and/or to intellectual property rights of the applicable third parties (as further described in our Terms of Use).

    7. This Website is not intended for children or anyone under the age of eighteen (18), so we may ask you to verify that you are eighteen or older before we will post any comments that you provide. It is not permitted to post any comments or materials targeted to children and we will not post, and will remove as we deem appropriate, any such comments or materials.

    8. To the extent that any of the content submitted by users of this Website contain any references to third party manufacturers, vendors or service providers, such references shall not be construed as an acknowledgment of any affiliation between RCI and such third parties (including any products or services provided by such third parties), and/or as an endorsement by RCI of such third parties, products or services.

    9. This Website may be hosted by an unaffiliated third party. By posting to this Website, you are agreeing to the transfer, use, access and/or storage to or by such third party of your personal profile information and any comments or content submitted by you to this Website for the purposes of RCI providing the services described herein. RCI is not responsible for, and disclaims any and all liability relating to, the actions or policies of such third parties.

    10. In addition to the above terms, you acknowledge and agree that the following activities shall be strictly prohibited with respect to this Website, and that you shall not:

      1. Engage in any illegal activities or use this Website, content or information for any illegal purposes, or otherwise violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation of any applicable jurisdiction (including, without limitation, laws governing data security, privacy, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, false advertising, intellectual property and securities). This also includes offering, soliciting, selling, buying, renting, or licensing any goods, products, services, or information in, from, or to any location or jurisdiction where such activity is unlawful;

      2. Post, cast, send or, knowingly or in a grossly negligent manner, receive any sexually oriented or pornographic messages, content or images, or other images, content or messages that might be considered lewd, obscene, lascivious, excessively violent or otherwise offensive;

      3. Post, distribute, issue or send any content that is defamatory, libelous, scandalous, threatening or harassing, and/or any offensive or disparaging statements or language based upon race, culture, sex, age, disability, religion, or any other personal attribute, or protected characteristic;

      4. Advocate, promote, or otherwise encourage violence against any government, organization, group, individual or property, or provide instruction, information, or assistance in causing or carrying out such violence;

      5. Obtain or attempt to obtain unauthorized access to any RCI or other third party connected system, network or account. This includes, without limitation, accessing data not intended for you, logging into a server or account which you have no authorization to access, probing the security of any system, network or account, or circumventing or subverting any authentication or other security feature of any system, network or account;

      6. Intercept, interfere with, or view information transversing RCI’s network unless explicitly authorized to do so;

      7. Disrupt, interrupt, interfere with, or attempt to disrupt, interrupt, or interfere with, in an unauthorized manner, the use or operation of the Websites, systems, applications, services, users or equipment, and/or with service to any user, host, or network (including, by use of any program, script, command, or otherwise). This includes "denial of service" attacks, "flooding" of networks, deliberate attempts to overload a service or burden excessively a service’s resources, or attempts to "crash" a host; or

      8. Introduce into this Website, or associated systems or applications, any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, harmful code, and/or other contaminants or computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information;

      9. Post, send, knowingly receive, display, distribute, or execute any content or other information (including, without limitation, text, graphics, images, music, recordings, computer programs, links, frames, or "meta tags") that violate or misappropriate any copyright, right of publicity, patent, trademark, service mark, trade name, mask work, trade secret or other intellectual property right of others. This shall include, without limitation, deleting or altering any author attributions, copyright notices, or trademark notices, unless otherwise expressly permitted in writing by the owner; or

      10. Utilize RCI’s brands, logos, names and/or "look and feel" except as otherwise authorized by this Website or otherwise in writing by RCI.

    11. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THIS WEBSITE AND THE ASSOCIATED WEBSITE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE AND SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. RCI MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE), AS TO THE SITE’S OPERATION OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE (INCLUDING ANY RELIANCE ON THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF SUCH INFORMATION, CONTENT OR MATERIALS). RCI HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY, LIABILITY, LOSS AND DAMAGE RELATING TO THE AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, SECURITY OR RELIABILITY OF THE SITE, CONTENT AND SERVICES (INCLUDING ANY OUTAGES OR DOWNTIME), AND FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS RELATED THERETO. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS RCI AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL THIRD PARTY CLAIMS ARISING FROM OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES.

    12. RCI reserves the right to modify, suspend or discontinue these Website services and/or your access to this Website, with or without notice, at any time and for any reason, and without any liability to you. In the event that you violate any of these Terms, and our Privacy Policy, or our Terms of Use, RCI (at its sole discretion) may immediately suspend or terminate your ability to post to this Website, and you may be subject to certain applicable penalties, fines and other legal consequences. RCI also reserves the right to investigate (including communicating and cooperating with law enforcement officials where appropriate and applicable regarding) your access to and use of this Website and the Website service in order to, among other things, determine your compliance with or violation of these Terms and/or applicable laws.

    13. If you have a question about this Website, please e-mail us at gosocial@rci.com. If you believe that someone is abusing this Website or violating these Terms, please contact us at gosocial@rci.com. If you believe that someone has infringed your intellectual property rights, please refer to the instructions and procedures for reporting copyright infringements contained in RCI’s Terms of Use.