Terms of Service
Last updated: September 8, 2022
TERMS OF SERVICE AND CONDITIONS
and conditions (the “TOS”) govern your access to and the use of the SPARWK website (“Site”).
By accessing or using the site, you are agreeing to these TOS and entering into a legally binding contract with SPARWK AS, Kai 9, Pir II 13A, 7010 Trondheim, Norway (“SPARWK”). It is important that you read carefully and understand the TOS.
Any references to “You” and “Your” refer to you, as a user of the Site. References to “We”, “Us” and “Our” refer to SPARWK. We may modify the TOS from time to time. You understand and agree that your continued access to or use of the Site after any posted modification to the TOS indicates your acceptance of the modification.
USING THE SITE
A) Permission to Use the Site
We grant you permission to use the Site subject to the restrictions in these TOS. We may terminate your permission to use the Site for any conduct that we consider to be inappropriate, or for your breach of these TOS.
B) Site Availability
The Site may be modified, updated, interrupted, suspended or discontinued at any time, for any or no reason, without notice or liability to SPARWK.
C) User Accounts
You may need to register to use part of the Site. We may reject or require that you change any user name, password or other information that you provide to us in registering. Your username and password are for your personal use only and should be kept confidential;
you are responsible for any use of your username and password, and you agree to promptly notify us of any confidentiality breach or unauthorized use of your username and password, or your Site account. We reserve the right to close your account at any time, at our sole discretion, for any reason whatsoever. Furthermore, we reserve the right to reveal your identity (including whatever information we know about you) in the event of a complaint or legal action arising from any message posted by you or when necessary to protect safety and security.
D) Third Party Sites
The Site may include links to other websites or applications (each, a “Third-Party Website”). Unless otherwise noted, SPARWK does not operate, control or endorse any information, products, or services on any Third-Party Website. You agree that we are not responsible for the availability or contents of any Third-Party Websites and that your use of any Third-Party Website is at your own risk.
The following rules, policies, and disclaimers shall apply to and/or govern your use of the Site: You agree not to, and will not assist, encourage, or enable others to:
(A) Utilize any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other automated device, process or means to access, retrieve, scrape or index any portion of the Site;
(B) Remove or modify any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice that appears on any portion of the Site or on any materials printed or copied from the Site;
(C) Record, process or mine information about other users;
(D) Reformat or frame any portion of the Site;
(E) Take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our sole discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on SPARWK technology infrastructure or otherwise make excessive traffic demands of the Site;
(F) Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site, user accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Site through hacking, password mining or any other means;
(G) Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Site, or otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site;
(H) Use the Site to violate the security of any computer network, crack passwords or security encryption codes; disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to, the Site; or
(I) Remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with any security-related features of the Site, features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of Site content or features that enforce limitations on the use of the Site.
OWNERSHIP OF CONTENT
All material on the site, including, but not limited to, text, data, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, video clips, links, digital downloads, data compilations, and software is owned, controlled by, or licensed to SPARWK and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property rights.
Material on the Site is made available solely for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be copied, reproduced, republished, modified, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, including by e-mail or other electronic means, without the express prior written consent of SPARWK in each instance.
You may download material intentionally made available for downloading from the Site for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you keep intact any and all copyright and other proprietary notices that may appear on such materials.
SPARWK does not accept “unsolicited” materials through this Site, by e-mail or by any other means of delivery. Your submission must be referred to us by an established industry professional through proper channels. Any information or material submitted or sent to us will be deemed not to be confidential or secret.
By submitting or sending information or other material to us you grant us the royalty-free, unrestricted, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and fully sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such material (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. You also warrant that any “moral rights” in posted materials have been waived.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless SPARWK and its affiliated companies, officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from
(A) your access to or use of the Site,
(B) your violation of the TOS,
(C) the infringement by you, or any third party using your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.
SPARWK reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.
WARRANTY DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
Please read this section carefully since it limits the liability of round hill. Each of these subsections below only applies up to the maximum extent permitted under applicable law. Nothing herein is intended to limit any rights you may have which may not be lawfully limited.
A) The site is made available to you on an “as is”, “with all faults” and “as available” basis. Your use of the site is at your own discretion and risk. SPARWK makes no claims or promises about the quality, accuracy, or reliability of the site, its safety or security, or the site content. Accordingly, SPARWK is not liable to you for any loss or damage that might arise from your use of the site.
B) SPARWK expressly disclaims all warranties, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of the site.
C) SPARWK is neither responsible nor liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive, or other damages arising out of or relating in any way to the site or any third-party website. Your sole and exclusive right and remedy in case of dissatisfaction with the site, shall be your termination and discontinuation of access to, or use of the site.
CHOICE OF LAW AND VENUE
These TOS shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the internal laws of Norway without regard to the application of any conflict of laws principles. You and we agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Oslo. You and we hereby waive any claim of lack of personal jurisdiction, lack of subject matter jurisdiction or forum non convenience in connection with any dispute hereunder.
You and we agree that:
any claim brought to enforce these TOS must be commenced within two (2) years of the cause of action accruing; and
any claim must be brought individually and not consolidated as part of a group or class action complaint.
DESIGNATED AGENT UNDER THE DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) provides for notice to service providers of claims of unauthorized use of copyrighted materials. Under the DMCA, a claim must be sent to the service provider’s Designated Agent. If you believe in good faith that SPARWK should be notified of a possible online copyright infringement involving any SPARWK site, please notify our law firm:
CMS Kluge Advokatfirma AS
Bryggegata 6, 0117 Oslo, Norway
Linn Cathrine Jøsendal (Senior Lawyer)
Please be aware that, in order to be effective, your notice of claim must comply with the detailed requirements set forth in the DMCA (see 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512(c)(3)).