By using Grits and Growls (”G&G”), you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the “Terms of Service”).
Content Linked to by Grits and Growls (”G&G”)
The sites displayed as search results or linked to by “G&G” Services are developed by people over whom “G&G” exercises no control. The search results that appear from “G&G”’s search engine partner’s indices are indexed by “G&G”’s search engine partner’s automated machinery and computers, and “G&G” cannot and does not screen the sites before including them in the indices from which such automated search results are gathered. A search using “G&G” Services may produce search results and links to sites that some people find objectionable, inappropriate, or offensive. We cannot guarantee that a “G&G” search will not locate unintended or objectionable content and assume no responsibility for the content of any site included in any search results or otherwise linked to by the “G&G” Services.
Personal Use Only
“G&G” Services are made available for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not use “G&G” Services to sell a product or service, or to increase traffic to your Web site for commercial reasons, such as advertising sales. You may not take the results from a “G&G” search and reformat and display them, or mirror “G&G” home page or results pages on your Web site. You may not “meta-search” “G&G”. If you want to make commercial use of the “G&G” Services, you must enter into an agreement with “G&G” to do so in advance. Please contact us for more information.
If you are interested in adding a “G&G” link to your web site or your company’s web site, we encourage you to do so.
No Automated Querying
You may not send automated queries of any sort to “G&G”’s system. Note that “sending automated queries” includes, among other things:
- Using any software which sends queries to “G&G” to determine how a website or webpage “ranks” on “G&G”’s partner’s search engines for various queries
- “Meta-searching” “G&G”
- Performing “offline” searches on “G&G”.
You shall not, and shall not authorize or encourage any third party to directly or indirectly generate queries, impressions of or clicks on any Search Results, Links and/or Ad(s) through any automated, deceptive, fraudulent or other invalid means, including but not limited to through repeated manual clicks, the use of robots or other automated query tools and/or computer generated search requests, and/or the unauthorized use of other search engine optimization services and/or software.
“G&G” should also not be used to repeatedly link to sites for which the URL is well known such as HotMail, ESPN, MySpace, Facebook, GMail, AOL, etc.
Changes in Terms and Conditions and “G&G” Search Service
We may modify or terminate our services from time to time, for any reason, and without notice, including the right to terminate with or without notice, without liability to you, any other user or any third party. We reserve the right to modify these Terms of Service from time to time without notice. Please review these Terms of Service from time to time so that you will be apprised of any changes.
Intellectual Property Policy
It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. For information regarding our trademark complaint procedure, please contact us.
Disclaimer of Warranties
“G&G” disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or operability or availability of information or material displayed in the “G&G” SERVICES results. “G&G” disclaims any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, misdelivery, or untimely delivery of any information or material. “G&G” disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from downloading or accessing any information or material on the Internet through “G&G” SERVICES.
“G&G” SERVICES, AND ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN “G&G” SERVICES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. “G&G” AND ITS LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. “G&G” AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND PERFORMANCE OF “G&G” SERVICES. “G&G” AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM, ANY WARRANTIES FOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE “G&G” SERVICES. “G&G” AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES FOR SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON “G&G” SERVICES OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED BY “G&G” SERVICES, AS WELL AS FOR ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN “G&G” SERVICES.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN MATERIAL OR DATA THROUGH THE USE OF “G&G” SERVICES AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH MATERIAL OR DATA.
SOME STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE AND JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL “G&G” OR ITS LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO ANY USER ON ACCOUNT OF THAT USER’S USE OR MISUSE OF OR RELIANCE ON “G&G” SERVICES. ARISING FROM ANY CLAIM RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO PREVENT RECOVERY OF DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHETHER SUCH CLAIM IS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, (EVEN IF “G&G” OR ITS LICENSORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE “G&G” SERVICES, FROM INABILITY TO USE “G&G” SERVICES, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF “G&G” SERVICES (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES). THIS LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON “G&G” SERVICES OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN “G&G” SERVICES, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON “G&G” SERVICES OR RECEIVED THROUGH ANY LINKS PROVIDED IN “G&G” SERVICES. THIS LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO THE COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOST PROFITS, OR LOST DATA. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL FURTHER APPLY WITH RESPECT TO THE PERFORMANCE OR NON-PERFORMANCE OF “G&G” SERVICES OR ANY INFORMATION OR MERCHANDISE THAT APPEARS ON, OR IS LINKED OR RELATED IN ANY WAY TO, “G&G” SERVICES. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
SOME STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall “G&G” or its licensors be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning.
These Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions or your actual state or country of residence. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of the Terms of Service to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect.
These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. Any waiver of any provision of the Terms of Service will be effective only if in writing and signed by “G&G”.