Last updated: March 31, 2021
Use of Content
The content contained on Catalyst Sites, such as text, graphics, images, audio, video and other material, as well as the domain names, tagline, organization and user look and feel (collectively, the “Content”), is protected by copyright, trademark and other such laws in the United States and foreign countries, and is owned or controlled by Catalyst or by third parties that have licensed their Content to Catalyst. Unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Where a Catalyst Site is configured to enable the download of particular Content, you may download one copy of such Content to a single computer for your personal, noncommercial home use only, provided that (a) you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Content, (b) you may not sell or modify the Content or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Content in any way for any public or commercial purpose without the prior written permission of Catalyst, and (c) you may not use the Content in a manner that suggests an association with any of our products, services or brands.
You may not, without the prior written permission of Catalyst, “mirror” on any other server any material contained on any Catalyst Site. The use of the Content on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited, without the express written permission of Catalyst. The trademarks, logos and service marks (the “Marks”) displayed on the Catalyst Sites are owned by Catalyst or third parties. You are prohibited from use of those Marks without the express, written permission of Catalyst or such third party. If you would like information about obtaining Catalyst’s permission to use the Content on your website, email email@example.com.
In the event that we offer downloads of software on a Catalyst Site and you download such software, the software, including without limitation any files, images incorporated in or generated by the software, and data accompanying the software (collectively, the “Software”) is licensed to you by us or third-party licensors for your personal, noncommercial home use only. We do not transfer title to the Software to you. You may not distribute or otherwise exploit the Software or decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Software to a human-readable form. UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFICALLY AND EXPRESSLY STATED ELSEWHERE, CATALYST HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT, WHETHER SUCH WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CATALYST SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR (1) ANY INACCURACY, ERROR IN OR FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE; (2) ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES) ARISING FROM ANY DOWNLOAD OR USE MADE OF THE SOFTWARE, OR OCCASIONED BY ANY SUCH INACCURACY, ERROR OR FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE.
Public Forums and Communication
“Public Forum” means an area, site or feature offered as part of any Catalyst Site that offers the opportunity for users to submit content (“User Submissions”) for viewing by one or more Catalyst Site users, including without limitation a message board, forum, social community environment, conversation page, or blog.
You acknowledge that Public Forums and features offered therein are for public and not private communications, and you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any User Submission to a Public Forum. We cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose through any of these media; you make such disclosures voluntarily and at your own risk. You should use good judgment when posting information, remarks or other content regarding other users, service providers, Catalyst or any other third party. You may be held legally responsible for damages suffered by other users, Catalyst or third parties as a result of legally actionable or defamatory comments, remarks or other information or content that you post to a Catalyst Site. Catalyst is not legally responsible for any User Submissions, even if a User Submission is defamatory or otherwise legally actionable.
You are and will remain solely responsible for the User Submissions you distribute on or through any Catalyst Site in any Public Forum and for the consequences of submitting and posting same. We have no duty to monitor any Public Forum. You will be solely liable for any damage resulting from any infringement of copyrights, proprietary rights, or any other harm resulting from a User Submission. By submitting material to any Catalyst Site, you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such material has expressly granted, Catalyst the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate and distribute such material (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or hereafter developed for the full term of any copyright or other rights that may exist in such material. You also permit any other user to access, view, store or reproduce the material for that user’s personal use. You hereby grant Catalyst the right to edit, copy, publish and distribute any material you make available on any Catalyst Site.
You acknowledge that your use or reliance upon any User Submission posted in any Public Forum is at your own risk. For example, we are not responsible for, and we do not endorse, the opinions, advice, or recommendations posted or sent by users in any Public Forum, and we specifically disclaim any and all liability in connection therewith. We do not confirm nor verify the qualifications, background, or abilities of users or the information they post in any Public Forum. Therefore, we recommend that you be careful and exercise common sense and good judgment when using any Catalyst Site or Public Forum.
Rules of Conduct: you agree that you will not submit any User Submission on any Catalyst Site that:
- is defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, or an invasion of a right of privacy of another person;
- is bigoted, hateful, or racially or otherwise offensive;
- is violent, vulgar, obscene, pornographic or otherwise sexually explicit, or otherwise harms or can reasonably be expected to harm any person or entity;
- is illegal or encourages or advocates illegal activity or the discussion of illegal activities with the intent to commit them, including a User Submission that is, or represents an attempt to engage in, child pornography, stalking, sexual assault, fraud, trafficking in obscene or stolen material, drug dealing and/or drug abuse, harassment, theft, or conspiracy to commit any criminal activity;
- infringes or violates any right of a third party, including: (a) copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary or contractual rights; (b) right of privacy (specifically, you must not distribute another person’s personal information of any kind without their express permission) or publicity; or (c) any confidentiality obligation;
- is commercial, business-related or advertises or offers to sell any products, services or otherwise (whether or not for profit), or solicits others (including solicitations for contributions or donations);
- contains a virus or other harmful component, or otherwise tampers with, impairs or damages the Catalyst Sites or any connected network, or otherwise interferes with any person or entity’s use or enjoyment of the Catalyst Sites;
- (a) does not generally pertain to the designated topic or theme of the relevant Public Forum; (b) violates any specific restrictions applicable to a Public Forum, including its age restrictions and procedures; or (c) is antisocial, disruptive, or destructive, including “flaming,” “spamming,” “flooding,” “trolling,” and “griefing” as those terms are commonly understood and used on the Internet; or
- is false or misleading.
Some services on the Catalyst Sites permit or require you to create an account to participate or to secure additional benefits. You agree to provide, maintain and update true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration processes (the “Registration Data”). You agree not to impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or entity, including using another person’s username, password or other account information, or another person’s name, likeness, voice, image or photograph. You also agree to notify us promptly at firstname.lastname@example.org of any unauthorized use of your username, password, other account information, or any other breach of security that you become aware of involving or relating to any Catalyst Site.
Catalyst makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the Content or about the results to be obtained from using the Catalyst Sites and the Content. Any use of the Catalyst Sites and the Content is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to Catalyst Sites and may be made at any time. Catalyst further reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue any service on or feature of the Catalyst Sites (including any changes to or removal of Content) at any time with or without notice to you, and Catalyst shall not be liable to you or to any third party should it exercise such rights. Some Content on the Catalyst Sites may be provided by third parties, and Catalyst will not be held responsible for any such Content provided by third parties.
CATALYST DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE CATALYST SITES WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE CATALYST SITES OR THEIR SERVERS ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL GOODS. IF YOUR USE OF THE CATALYST SITES OR THE CONTENT RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR LOSS OF PROFITS OR DATA, CATALYST WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.
THE CATALYST SITES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN ‘AS IS’ BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. CATALYST, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY OR THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS, AND THE WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
CATALYST SHALL USE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO PROTECT INFORMATION OR DATA SUBMITTED BY YOU TO A CATALYST SITE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SERVICE ON OR FEATURE OF THE CATALYST SITE, BUT YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SUBMISSION OF SUCH INFORMATION OR DATA IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND YOU HEREBY RELEASE CATALYST FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR LIABILITY RELATING TO SUCH INFORMATION IN ANY WAY.
CATALYST IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DATA CHARGES YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF ANY SERVICE ON OR FEATURE OF THE CATALYST SITES.
Disclaimer of Certain Damages
Your use of the Catalyst Sites is at your own risk. If you are dissatisfied with any of the Content, other contents, any service on, or feature of the Catalyst Sites or with these Terms and Conditions, your sole remedy is to discontinue use of the Catalyst Sites. IN NO EVENT WILL CATALYST OR ANY THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED AT THE CATALYST SITES BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE CATALYST SITES AND THE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT CATALYST IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME COUNTRIES, STATES, OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY GROSS NEGLIGENCE, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH, OR OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, IN WHICH CASE CATALYST’S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT SUCH EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION IS ALLOWABLE UNDER THE APPLICABLE LAW. In no event shall the total liability of Catalyst to you for all losses and damages, including for any implied warranties, exceed the greater of fifty U.S. dollars (US $50.00) or the total amount you paid Catalyst to use any service on or feature of the Catalyst Sites in the twelve months prior to the date of an initial claim made against Catalyst.
Links to Other Sites
The Catalyst Sites may contain links to third-party websites that are maintained by others. Any such links are provided solely as a convenience to you and not as an endorsement by Catalyst of the contents on such third-party websites. Catalyst is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations or warranties regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party websites or the privacy practices of such third parties. If you decide to access linked third-party websites, you do so at your own risk.
On Catalyst Sites, you might have an opportunity to download applications that were developed by third parties. Catalyst is not responsible for and makes no representations or warranties regarding the content or functionality of these third-party applications or the privacy practices of such third-party developers. If you decide to download and use any of these third-party applications, then you do so at your own risk.
The United States and certain other countries control the export of products and information. You agree to comply with such restrictions and not to export or re-export the Content to countries or persons prohibited under export control laws. By downloading the Content, you are agreeing that you are not in a country where such export is prohibited and that you are not on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Denial Orders or the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals. You are responsible for compliance with the laws of your local jurisdiction regarding the import, export, or re-export of the Content.
Catalyst respects the intellectual property rights of others. It is Catalyst’s policy, at its discretion and when appropriate, to terminate the accounts of users who may infringe or repeatedly infringe the copyrights of third parties.
To submit a copyright infringement notification to Catalyst relating to a Catalyst Site, including but not limited to User Submissions or Content, please submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) or, as applicable, other laws, by providing the below-specified Copyright Agent with the following information in writing:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of the preceding paragraph, your notification may not be valid. Please see 17 U.S.C. § 512 for more information regarding the DMCA and DMCA notifications.
Our Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Copyright Infringement can be reached as follows:
By email: email@example.com
DMCA Designated Agent
Attn: Legal Department
Catalyst Factory LLC
1465 C Street, Unit 3302
San Diego, CA 92101
If you are a resident of any European Union country, the United Kingdom (U.K.), Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Australia, the governing law and forum shall be the laws and courts of your usual place of residence.
In the event of a complaint, or to request further information, the provider may be contacted in writing at Catalyst Factory LLC, 1465 C Street Unit 3302, San Diego, CA 92101, USA, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.