Last Modified: 10-13-2014
Welcome to THEANIMENETWORK.COM (the “Website”). The Website is owned and operated by Anime Network Online, LLC and/or its affiliates (“Anime Network”). Anime Network provides website features and other products and services to you when you visit and/or use this Website, our other websites, our features and pages on third-party social-networking services, our applications for computers and mobile devices, or use software provided by us in connection with any of the foregoing (collectively, the “Services”). Anime Network provides Services subject to the following conditions.
The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
1. YOUR RIGHTS
On the condition that you comply with all your obligations under these Terms, we grant you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive, non-assignable, nontransferable, non-sublicenseable license and right to access the Services in accordance with these Terms.
2. RELATED SERVICES; ADDITIONAL TERMS MAY APPLY
From time to time, we may offer a number of related Services. Additional terms may apply to specific Services and, when they do, those additional terms supplement these Terms. For example, there may be specific terms applicable to computer and mobile applications we provide, email communication services we provide and other services. When you use those Services, you also will be subject to the guidelines, terms and agreements applicable to those Services (“Service Terms”). If these Terms are inconsistent with the Service Terms, the Service Terms will control.
3. OWNERSHIP OF MATERIALS; ALLOWED USAGE
Except where indicated through third party copyright notices or other notifications (the “Third Party Elements”), we own each and every element contained on the Services (the “Anime Network Material”). Anime Network Material may also include, without limitation, various intellectual property rights such as copyrights, and trademarks. The phrase “Service Material” refers collectively to Anime Network Material and any Third Party Elements available through the Services. Service Material includes such things images, sounds, music, logos, compilations, presentations, arrangements, clips and other elements. You have permission to perceive and peruse the Service Material solely as presented on the Services and your use of those Service Materials is limited to lawful, personal, and non-commercial purposes. From time to time, we may enable you to share information and specific content from this Website through sharing functionality made part of the Services. Otherwise, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, disseminate, adapt, modify or otherwise use Service Materials without written permission which may be withheld by us or the owner of such materials (as applicable).
4. USER SUBMITTED CONTENT
We may allow users to submit, post, transmit, modify or otherwise make available User Submitted Content through the Services. “User Submitted Content” includes information, text, images, audio, video, links to other sites, or other content including IP Content (discussed below). As a consequence, you may see materials that have been submitted to this Website and/or via other Services by individuals not affiliated with the Anime Network Entities. The Anime Network Entities do not endorse these individuals nor are we in any way associated with any of the materials that they may post or link to on this Website and/or through the Services. Neither the Anime Network Entities nor their respective officers, employees, or agents shall have any responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever arising in connection with any materials provided by these individuals or in connection with any conduct of these individuals.
5. RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS
You own and take full responsibility for all content and information you post, display, transmit or otherwise make available to through the Services. You agree not to disparage, defame or otherwise seek to damage anyone or invade anyone’s rights through any submitted content.
6. IP CONTENT SUBMISSIONS
For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like writings, images, videos, music, recordings, designs and other material (“IP Content”), you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display, adapt, distribute and otherwise use any and all IP Content (the “Our License”) that you post, transmit, upload or otherwise deliver to us through your use of the Services. Our License extends to any and all media and includes any and all distribution methods know known or later developed. Our License includes use of IP Content in whole or in part, in any form (including for promotional or marketing purposes). You affirm, represent and warrant that you own or have all necessary rights to the IP Content. Because the law may not recognize certain intellectual property rights in any particular IP Content, you should consult a lawyer if you want legal advice regarding your legal rights in any particular situation. You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for knowing, protecting, and enforcing any intellectual property rights you hold, and that neither Anime Network nor any Anime Network Entity can do so on your behalf.
Section 6 notwithstanding, by submitting ideas, suggestions, documents, proposals and/or other contributions (“Contributions”) to us by any means including without limitation via email correspondence, via the Website and/or other Services, you acknowledge and agree that: (a) your Contributions do not contain confidential or proprietary information; (b) we are not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Contributions; (c) we are entitled to use or disclose (or choose not to use or disclose) such Contributions for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide; (d) you irrevocably assign to us all rights to your Contributions; and (e) you are not entitled to any compensation, remuneration or reimbursement of any kind from us under any circumstances.
8. COPYRIGHT CLAIMS
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide our Copyright Agent the following information:
Our Agent for Notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:
9. REMOVAL OF CONTENT
We reserve the right to remove any and all content; this includes User Submitted Content and IP Content, at any time, for any reason or no reason. This includes our right to remove content that we deem objectionable or inappropriate or potentially infringing in our sole discretion.
10. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
No warranty is given about the quality, functionality, availability or performance of the Website and other Services. All services and content are provided "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" with all faults. We do not warrant that the service and content will be uninterrupted, error-free or without delays. In addition to the limitations of liability of these Terms, Anime Network expressly disclaims any implied warranty of merchantability, warranty of fitness for a particular purpose and warranty of non-infringement.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ANIME NETWORK AND THE ANIME NETWORK ENTITIES TOGETHER WITH ITS AND THEIR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF ANIME NETWORK AND THE ANIME NETWORK ENTITIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (a) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE AND/OR OTHER SERVICES; (b) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES; (c) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA OR USER SUBMITTED CONTENT; (d) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICE; OR (e) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICE.
12. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OF SECTIONS 10 AND 11 MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
13. WAIVER, SEVERABILITY & ASSIGNMENT
Our failure to enforce a provision is not a waiver of our right to do so later. If a provision is found unenforceable, the remaining provisions of the terms will remain in full effect and an enforceable term will be substituted reflecting our intent as closely as possible. You may not assign any of your rights under these Terms, and any such attempt will be void. We may assign our rights to any of our affiliates or subsidiaries, or to any successor in interest of any business associated with the Services.
We may revise these Terms from time to time, and will always post the most current version on our Website. If a revision materially reduces your rights, we will notify you by, for example, sending a message to the email address associated with your account, posting on our social media page or on this page. By continuing to use or access the Website and/or Services after the revisions come into effect, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.
You agree to indemnify and hold Anime Network and Anime Network Entities together with our/their subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, partners and licensors harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of User Submitted Content you communicate, submit, post, transmit, modify or otherwise make available through the Services, your use of the Services, your connection to the Services, your violation of the Terms, or your violation of any rights of another.
16. NO THIRD-PARTY BENEFICIARIES
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in these Terms, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this agreement.
We may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to these Terms, including by but not limited to email, regular mail, SMS, text message, postings on the Website and through the Services, or other reasonable means now known or hereafter developed.
18. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Anime Network and governs your use of the Website and Services, superseding any prior version of these Terms between you and Anime Network with respect to the Website and Services. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions (including Service Terms for related Services) that may apply when you use or purchase certain services, affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software.
19. CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM
You and Anime Network each agree that the Terms and the relationship between the parties shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas without regard to its conflict of law provisions and that any and all claims, causes of action or disputes (regardless of theory) arising out of or relating to the Terms, or the relationship between you and Anime Network, shall be brought exclusively in the courts located in the county of Harris, Texas or the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, except for claims capable of adjudication by Justice Courts of Texas (i.e. “Small Claims”) which claims shall be brought exclusively in any such Justice Court within Harris County Texas. You and Anime Network agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Harris, Texas or the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, and agree to waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over the parties by such courts and to venue in such courts.
20. CLAIM LIMITATIONS
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Website and Services or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
21. NO CLASS ACTIONS
You may only bring and resolve disputes with us on an individual basis, and may not bring a claim as a plaintiff or a class member in a class, consolidated, or representative action. Class arbitrations, class actions, private attorney general actions, and consolidation of other arbitrations are prohibited.
22. REPORTING VIOLATION OF TERMS
Please report any violations of the Terms to our customer care group here www.theanimenetwork.com/contact.