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Agreement between you and Curiosity Media, Inc. This website www.trustyguides.com ("the Site) is offered to you ("You" or "the User") conditioned upon your acceptance of the terms, conditions, and notices listed below ("the Agreement") or found elsewhere on the Site ("Other Conditions"). At its sole discretion, and at any time, Curiosity Media, Inc. ("Curiosity Media " or "the Company") may revise the Agreement or Other Conditions without prior notification. Unless otherwise provided below, revised terms take effect when they are posted, and use of the Site after such terms have been posted constitutes acceptance. YOUR USE OF THE SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THE AGREEMENT AND OTHER CONDITIONS. YOU MAY USE THE SITE IF YOU ARE 18 YEARS OR OLDER. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, YOU MUST GET THE PERMISSION OF A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN TO USE THIS SITE. THE AGREEMENT COMPRISES THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND THE COMPANY WITH RESPECT TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SUPERSEDES ALL PRIOR AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE PARTIES. Personal use only The Site is for your personal, non-commercial use ONLY. Other than copying information from the Site for your personal use, You may not copy, modify, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information obtained from the Site.

Curiosity Media's discretion. You agree that should you: provide inaccurate or incomplete information to Curiosity Media; view, use, or tamper with any non-public area of the site; violate the intellectual property rights or any ownership rights of other persons or entities (see Intellectual property, below); post, transmit, mail, or in any way convey ("Convey") information, text, files, links, software or any other material ("Material") to the Site that you do not have a legal or contractual right to post; Convey any Material that is in any way illegal, false, obscene, libelous, fraudulent, defamatory, threatening, grievously offensive to the Internet community, and/or harmful (including but not limited to viruses, corrupt files, or any other similar software or code) or otherwise objectionable; or Convey any advertising or commercial solicitation to other users, Curiosity Media may deny you use of the site indefinitely. You further agree that Curiosity Media has, to the fullest extent allowed by law, the right to deny any and all site uses, services, benefits, or privileges whatsoever to You for any reason, and that the enumerated list above is provided for your convenience and does not limit Curiosity Media's discretion, to the fullest extent allowed by law, to deny You site use for any reason.

Company use. When You Convey any and all Material to the Site, You, to the fullest extent allowed by law, are granting, or warranting that the owner of such Material has expressly granted, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right to use, license, reproduce, modify, transmit, distribute, perform, display and delete such Material worldwide in any fashion and in any medium the Company desires.

Copyright and Trademark

Any and all contents of the Site, including, without limitation, contribution to the Site's interactive forums or user submitted Material of any kind whatsoever, are Copyright 2005 - 2006 Curiosity Media, Inc. and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved. "TrustyGuides" "TrustyGuides.com" and other marks for Curiosity Media's products and/or services referenced herein are trademarks of Curiosity Media, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Curiosity Media reserves the unabridged right to deny any site use, service, benefit, or privilege whatsoever to any individual it deems to have violated or infringed on the intellectual property rights of others.

It is the policy of the owner of this website to respond expeditiously to claims of intellectual property infringement. The owner will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions. If there is any link or material in any page on this site that would infringe on any copyright, the link or material, provided it is being served from the owner's server rather than that of a third party, will be removed immediately upon proof or appropriate demonstration of controlling interest or ownership. Any names that appear in this site may be trademarks/service marks/registered trademarks or copyrighted materials and are therefore the property of their respective owners. To file a notice of infringement with us, please email us using the Contact Us webpage.

Disclaimer

Third party sites. The Site contains links to other world wide web sites or resources, including, without limitation, web publishers, merchants, and advertisers ("Third Party Sites"). You acknowledge and agree that the Company does not endorse, support, guarantee or evaluate any material whatsoever on any and all Third Party Sites, that the Company expressly disclaims all liability regarding the availability, accuracy, quality, or truthfulness of all content or advertising on Third Party Sites, and that the Company further disclaims any liability arising from the use or sale of any product or service on or available from Third Party Sites. You use the links at your own risk. Your interaction with any Third Party Site or any Third Party Site representative, including payment and delivery of any and all goods or service, and any other promises, contracts, terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such interaction, are solely between You and such Third Party and are conducted at your own risk. You agree not to hold the Company liable for any loss, damage, claim, deprivation, or injury incurred as the result of any such Third Party Site dealings, or as the result of the linking of Third Party Sites to the Site. Unedited third party content You acknowledge that Curiosity Media, Inc. is a distributor, not a publisher, of the unedited content provided to it by third parties and Site users ("Third Party Content") and has no editorial control over such content. You acknowledge that Curiosity Media does not monitor Third Party Content for accuracy, reliability, quality and you acknowledge that Curiosity Media does not endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability, and quality of any Third Party Content. Errors and disclaimer of warranties TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE MATERIAL ON SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, OR MERCHANTIBILITY. Exclusion of implied warranties is not allowed in some jurisdictions, so the entirety of the above exclusion may not apply to you. The Company believes that all information on the Site that the Company produces comes from accurate and reliable sources. However, you acknowledge that the Company does not guarantee or warrant that the information provided is accurate, and you use the site at your own risk. The information provided may not be accurate, correct or suitable for any number of situations, including yours. You acknowledge that the information provided on this Site is for entertainment and enrichment value only, that it is not a substitute for expert advice, and that you should consult an expert or other authority before using, acting on, or relying upon information on this Site. The Company also does not guarantee that the Site or posted Material or server that the Site uses will be free of viruses or other harmful components and disclaims all liabilty for any damage resulting from the presence of such viruses and harmful components. Curiosity Media ALSO MAKES NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF OR RELIANCE ON MATERIAL ON THE SITE. Curiosity Media MAKES NO WARRANTY REGARDING ANY GOODS OR SERVICES PURCHASED, PROMISED, CONTRACTED FOR, OR OBTAINED THROUGH THIRD PARTY SITES ASSOCIATED WITH Curiosity Media, AND DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES OF ANY TYPE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OR RELIANCE ON GOODS AND SERVICES PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTIES. Limitation of liability Curiosity Media's TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL CLAIMS, ACTIONS, DEMANDS, JUDGMENTS, OR DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE COST OF ACCESSING THE SITE, IF ANY. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, Curiosity Media SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INDIRECT DAMAGES, WHETHER FORESEEABLE OR NOT, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE AND THE SITE MATERIAL, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE. The above exclusion may not apply to You if your jurisdiction does not allow limitation or exclusion for consequential or incidental damages.

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Curiosity Media, its directors, employees, and agents from and against any claims, actions or demands of any type made by any third party arising from or in connection with your use of the Site or your violation of this Agreement.

General. This Agreement will be governed by the law of Georgia, U.S.A., without regard to its conflicts of law provisions. This Agreement does not in any way foreclose or limit any other rights, claims, or actions the Company has under the law, or may have under the law. The bold headings in the Agreement are for ease of use and have no binding effect.

Privacy Policy

Curiosity Media ("Curiosity Media " or "the Company") has created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for www.trustyguides.com ("the Site").

General. The Site logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes and to gather broad demographic information. IP addresses are logged to track a use session. This gives Curiosity Media an idea of which parts of the Site you are visiting. Such information is aggregated for the purpose of reporting to advertisers, ad sales organizations, and other web sites. Any time Curiosity Media requires information that can be used to identify an individual user ("Personal Information"), the Company will explicitly ask for such information. Therefore, you can control what Personal Information is collected by the Company. The Company does NOT make Personal Information available to any of these organizations.

Third Party Add Server. Our Web site uses a reputable third party to serve the advertisements that you see on the pages of our Web site. If you would like to know more about the information gathering practices and "opt-out" procedures of our third party ad server, please visit their website.

Cookies. Curiosity Media reserves the right to use cookies for purposes such as measuring aggregate information for advertisers and business partners. Cookies, by themselves, cannot be used to find out the identity of any user. If, for some reason, you would rather not take advantage of the benefits made possible with cookies, most browsers allow you to reject cookies or to choose which cookies to accept. To see instructions for disabling cookies for your browser, click on either Internet Explorer or Netscape. Other companies that place advertising and/or links on our site also have the ability to assign a different cookie to you in a process that Curiosity Media does not control. Since cookies are not useable for identifying individuals, these advertisers will never know who you are.

Message Boards. The Site may from time to time make message boards available to you. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your Personal Information or any information whatsoever on the Site. When you register to use a message board, you may be required to provide the Company with Personal Information, such as contact (like your email address) and demographic (like your zip code, age, or income level) information. We may use your Personal Information to contact you when necessary or to send you information about our company. We will NOT share your Personal Information with any third parties except on an aggregate basis. Additionally, you may choose to opt-out of receiving future mailings at any time. See Opting-Out below.

Contests, Online Surveys, and Membership. In the future, the Site will include contests, online surveys, and other exciting features. Participation in such contests or surveys, registration for membership (available in the near future), and use of other coming features may require you to provide the company with Personal Information including contact (like your email address) and demographic (like your zip code, age, or income level) information. We may use your Personal Information to contact you when necessary or to send you information about our company. Demographic and profile data may be used to tailor your experience at our site, show you content that we think you might be interested in, and display the content according to your preferences. We will NOT share your Personal Information with any third parties except on an aggregate basis. Additionally, you may choose to opt-out of receiving future mailings at any time. See Opting-Out below.

Other Sites. The Site contains links to other sites. Curiosity Media is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.

Opting-Out. Curiosity Media provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us. To do so, you should visit our newsletter page. Correcting and Updating Personal Information The Site allows you to change and modify information previously provided. Click on the "profile" button on the message board page to modify your profile. Contacting the Company If you have any questions about this privacy policy, the practices of the Site, or your dealings with the Site, you can contact us through the Contact Us webpage.

No Liability. The Company will make good faith efforts to protect the privacy of its users. However, to the fullest extent allowed by law, Curiosity Media offers no warranty, express or implied, regarding the safety of user-information, and disclaims any and all liability arising from illicit, improper, or unauthorized use by a third party or parties of any information provided to the Company by you or any user.