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Soapdom.com Terms and Conditions of Use and Copyright Notice -- Rev. 5/25/09

PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE and COPYRIGHT NOTICE, carefully before using this site.  By using this site, you signify your assent to its terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this site.  We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, and/or remove portions of these terms at any time.  Please check these terms periodically for changes.

Terms and Conditions of Use

The world wide website, Soapdom.com (hereinafter "Soapdom") is an entertainment electronic channel on the internet. The Soapdom.com website contains textual, graphics, photographic and interactive features, including but not limited to, chat rooms, message boards, discussion groups, polls, video, the Annual Cybby Awards, Blogs, etc.  Soapdom.com is wholly owned by Soapdom, Inc., a media production company based in Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A, who provides this website for your personal entertainment, information, education, and communication.  Your use of Soapdom.com is subject to the following terms and conditions.  Your use of Soapdom.com constitutes acceptance of these terms.  If you do not agree to the terms stated herein, please log off this website immediately.

Use of Materials on this Website  

Much of Soapdom's content is free to registered members and non-members.  Some areas of Soapdom's content is restricted to subscribed "paid" members only.  Whether you choose to pay the subscription fee, become a free registered member, or simply lurk our content, we invite you to browse this website, read the articles, write blogs, participate in chatrooms, post to the message boards and discussion groups, add comments to articles, but without Soapdom's prior written permission, you may not reproduce, distribute, modify, display, prepare derivative works based on, repost or otherwise use the content of this website, except to virally share videos, and to print one copy of the material to one computer for your personal, non-commercial home viewing only, provided you do not alter or delete any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of Soapdom's copyright and other proprietary rights. For purposes of these terms, the use of any such material on any other website or networked computer environment is prohibited, except in the case of virally sharing videos.  All trademarks, service marks and trade names are proprietary to Soapdom, Inc.  In select instances, Soapdom may grant written permission to repost a small portion of specified material from this website, provided it is a direct quote from Soapdom and a link back to Soapdom, and Soapdom's url "Soapdom.com" ( http://www.soapdom.com ) accompanies the quote.  To inquire about possible permissions contact us. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license or right under any copyright or other intellectual property right.

Copyright and Trademark Notices

All Soapdom content (editorial, photography, artwork, streaming video, celebrity chats, webinars, webcasts and/or music), including, BUT NOT LIMITED TO articles, interviews, sneak peeks, episodes summaries, babynames content, photographs, graphics, Soapdom logos and graphics, graphics, Annual Daytime Cybby Awards graphics, Soapdom Award graphics, "Inside the Bubble" logos and graphics" The Kingdom of All Things Soap" logos and graphics, "Where Soap Operas Rule" logos and graphics, "Bob the Purple Turtle" logos and graphics, Soapdom animations, videos and/or celebrity chat and webinar content, is protected by the copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws of the State of California, United States of America, and is owned and controlled by Soapdom, Inc. and/or by other parties that have licensed their material to Soapdom, Inc.  Video content remains the property of the originator of the video.  Material from Soapdom.com may NOT be used, copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, in whole or in part, without the express PRIOR WRITTEN permission of Soapdom.com, except if virally sharing videos.

Communicating with SOAPDOM

Soapdom welcomes your comments, and is interested in your point of view.  Be advised, however, that any and all submissions, including, but not limited to, notes, message/billboard, discussion groups, and/or blog and/or chat room postings, ideas, suggestions, concepts or other material submitted, be it by email, snail mail, questions and comments, message board postings, chats, or the like, is voluntary (not solicited by Soapdom), non confidential, accept as governed by our Online Privacy Policy, and non proprietary, and will become the property of Soapdom throughout the universe and Soapdom shall be entitled to use the material in perpetuity in any media whether now known or hereafter devised.  When you submit material to Soapdom you agree that Soapdom has the right to publish the material for any type of use as outlined above, including, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, advertising and promotional purposes, screenplays, television and/or web series and/or documentaries, online games, or published books, or as an entry in our Your Letters column.  Anything you transmit or post may be used by Soapdom or its affiliates, or licensed to others by Soapdom or its affiliates for any purpose, including, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, product or service solicitations, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, or posting.  

Additionally, by submitting your question or comments, either via email, snail mail, or the Soapdom Contact page, you agree to have your first and last name, city and state, and your question printed in the Your Letters area of Soapdom.com.  All submissions become the property of Soapdom, Inc. and may be used, edited, published or republished in any manner and in any media throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation. You must be 13 years or older to send email to Soapdom.com or use the Soapdom Contact page to submit your question or comment.

Message Board, Discussion Group, Blog, and Chat Usage Terms of Service

Reading the Soapdom Message Boards, Discussion Groups and Blogs is completely free.  All Registered Members can post on the boards, start or join a discussion group, reply to topics and start topics and/or create their personal blogs.  All Registered Members can participate in Soapdom's Live Chat rooms. 

Soapdom is not responsible for any material posted on Soapdom's Message Boards, Blogs, Discussion Groups or to the chat rooms.

First and foremost, Soapdom.com is a G-RATED community.  You shall not submit or otherwise publish through such forums any content which: a) libels, defames, invades privacy, or is obscene, vulgar, pornographic, abusive, or threatening; b) infringes any intellectual property or other right of any entity or person, including, but not limited to, violating anyone's copyrights or trademarks; c) violates any law; d) advocates illegal activity; advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services; (collectively "Non-Approved Material").  You agree to indemnify Soapdom, Inc. and its officers, directors, employees, agents, distributors and affiliates, and the makers of the bulletin board, discussion group, blog and chat room software and their agents, from and against any and all third party claims, demands, liabilities, costs, or expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, resulting from your breach of any of the foregoing agreements, representations, and warranties. Soapdom also reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you.

Considering the real-time nature of the Soapdom bulletin board, blogs, discussion groups and chat rooms, it is impossible for Soapdom to review all messages or confirm the validity of the information posted. Please remember that Soapdom does not actively monitor the contents of and is not responsible for any messages posted. Soapdom does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of Soapdom or any entity associated with Soapdom. Any user who feels that a posted message to the message boards, blogs, or chat rooms is objectionable is encouraged to contact Soapdom immediately by email. Soapdom has the ability to remove objectionable messages and will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if Soapdom determines that removal is necessary. This is a manual process, however, so please realize that Soapdom may not be able to remove or edit particular messages immediately. (To request removal of a message contact us immediately. Please indicate the poster's name and Forum or Blog in which the message appears along with the exact url of the thread or blog entry. State that you are requesting the removal of a post or thread and why.)  

You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use the Soapdom bulletin board, discussion groups, blogs, and/or chat room to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by Soapdom. You agree to not impersonate a person, be it an actor or another Soapdom.com member, by registering and participating with a user name that is a duplicate in most part of the user name of another member, or is the name of an actor or other person affiliated with a show.

Again, please note that advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are inappropriate on the Soapdom bulletin boards, blogs,  and chat rooms.  Flooding our boards with the same post in more than two forums and advertising or promoting another message board community on the Soapdom message boards, chats or blogs is prohibited. Any such posts, comments or threads will be deleted.

Email and Postings Submitted

Do not post any threatening or libelous emails or material on this site that would be considered a violation of any law. Soapdom will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing Soapdom to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such emails or material. Soapdom reserves the right to reveal your identity (or whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you, or email submitted by you.

Trademarks

The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on this website are registered and unregistered trademarks of Soapdom, Inc., its affiliates, and others.  Nothing contained on the website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this website without the prior written permission of Soapdom or such third party that may own the Trademark displayed on the web site.  Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the website, or any other content on the web site, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.  The likeness of the Soapdom logos and other graphics, including BUT NOT LIMITED TO "The Inside the Bubble" graphics and logos, "The Kingdom of all Things Soap" logos and graphics, "The Soapdom.com Daytime Cybby Awards" logos and graphics, "Soapdom, Where Soap Operas Rule" logos and graphics, and other trademarks designated by ® and TM and unregistered trademarks, are U.S. trademarks of Soapdom, Inc.  Other trademarks that may appear on Soapdom.com are the property of their respective owners.

Licensing/Merchandising of Soapdom Copyrighted and Trademarked Materials

Soapdom will consider proposals for the licensing/merchandising of its copyrighted logos, characters, content and/or trademarks.   For serious inquiries only, contact us.

Disclaimer

The material in this website could contain technical or inaccuracies or other errors.  Your use and browsing of this site is at your own risk.  Neither Soapdom or any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the website shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, this site. Soapdom does not warrant that the functional aspects of this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this web site, or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components.  You (and not Soapdom) assume the cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.  Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Web Site is provided to you "AS IS" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.  Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the inclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.  

The material that you read on the Soapdom website is provided solely for entertainment and promotional purposes. Soapdom reserves the right to make changes to this website at any time without notice.  The information and opinions expressed on Message Boards and Discussion Groups, in Chat Rooms, Blogs, Member Profile Pages or other forums conducted on this site ("Forums") are not necessarily those of Soapdom or its affiliated or related entities or content providers and Soapdom makes no representations or warranties regarding that information or those opinions.  

Furthermore, neither Soapdom or its affiliated or related entities or its content providers are responsible or liable to any person or entity whatsoever (including, without limitation, persons who may use or rely on such data/materials or to whom such data/materials may be furnished) for any loss, damage, (whether actual, consequential, punitive or otherwise), injury, claim, liability or other cause of any kind or character whatsoever based upon or resulting from any information or opinions provided in the Soapdom website.

Links

Soapdom is not responsible for the contents of any off-site websites or pages linked to this site.  The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement by Soapdom of that site. The linked sites are provided for your convenience only. Your linking to any other off-site pages or websites is at your own risk.

Jurisdiction

The materials and content of Soapdom is presented solely for the purpose of entertainment, and promoting daytime and prime time television programs, actors, films, and other products available in the United States, its territories, possessions and protectorates.  This site is controlled and operated by Soapdom from its offices in the State of California, U.S.A. Soapdom makes no representation that the materials provided herein are appropriate or available for use in other locations.  Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent that local laws are applicable.  

This agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within each State.  Any action that you, any third party, or Soapdom bring to enforce this agreement or, in connection with, any matters related to this site shall be brought only in either the state or Federal Courts located in Los Angeles County, California, and you expressly consent to the jurisdiction of said courts. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

Other Notices

If you are an owner of intellectual property who believes their intellectual property has been improperly posted or distributed via Soapdom.com, please notify Soapdom at the following address:  Soapdom.Inc., 2801  Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 243, Santa Monica, CA 90405  Attn:  Legal

This is the entire agreement between the parties relating to the matters contained herein and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by Soapdom, Inc.

©2002 Soapdom. Inc.  Modified: July 11, 2002.
©2003 Soapdom, Inc.  Last modification: August 24, 2003.
©2004 Soapdom, Inc.  Last modification: August 21, 2004.
©2006 Soapdom, Inc.  Last modification:  March 31, 2006.
©2009 Soapdom, Inc.  Last modification:  May 25, 2009.

 

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