Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Last Updated: 6/24/18

By visiting and using this website, you agree that you have read, understood, and agree to the following Terms and Conditions of Use by True Geek Media (truegeekmedia.com).

USE OF THE WEBSITE

The terms “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to True Geek Media. The term the “Site” refers to truegeekmedia.com. The terms “user,” “you,” and “your” refer to site visitors, customers, and any other users of the site.

Use of truegeekmedia.com, including all materials presented herein and all online services provided by True Geek Media, is subject to the following Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions apply to all site visitors, customers, and all other users of the Site. By using the Site or Service, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, without modification, and acknowledge reading them.

Unless otherwise stated, True Geek Media owns the intellectual property and rights to all content and material on this Site. Subject to the license below, all intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download (for caching purposes only), and print pages for your personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these Terms of Use.

The following uses are not permitted:

  • Republication of content from the Site, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for republication;
  • Sale, rental, or sub-license of any content from the Site;
  • Reproduction or duplication of any content on the Site for commercial purposes;
  • Modification of any content on the Site, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for modification;
  • Redistribution of content of the Site, unless content is specifically and expressly made available for redistribution. Users are permitted to share content on social media channels, as long as a link to the Site is included.

From time to time, the Site will utilize various plugins or widgets to allow sharing of content via social media channels, email, or other methods. Use of these plugins or widgets does not constitute any waiver of True Geek Media’s intellectual property rights. Such use is a limited license to republish the content on the approved social media channels, with full credit to True Geek Media.

You must not use this Site in a way that causes, or may cause, damage to the website or impair the availability of access to the Site. You must not decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the Site, except to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law. You must not use this Site to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish, or distribute any material that consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit, and/or other harmful code or malicious software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities, including, but not limited to scraping, data mining, data extraction, or data harvesting on or in relation to the Site without True Geek Media’s express written permission.

You must not use the Site to transmit or send any unsolicited commercial communications.

You must not use the Site for any third-party marketing without True Geek Media’s express written permission.

You may not use the Site for any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent, or harmful purpose or activity.

You may not share private and proprietary information from online courses with anyone else.

COPYRIGHT

Unless otherwise noted, the design, content, and all components of the Site are copyrights owned by True Geek Media or third parties and are protected by United States and international copyright laws and should not be reused or republished without express written permission.

TRADEMARKS

True Geek Media’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not True Geek Media’s, in any manner likely to cause confusion among consumers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits True Geek Media.

From time to time, the Site will legally utilize trademarks owned by third parties. These trademarks are the respective property of their owners.

GRANT OF RIGHTS

You grant True Geek Media a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate, and distribute any content you contribute to the Site. This includes, but is not limited to, text, images, audio material, comments, video material, and audio-visual material. This license extends to all known and future media. You also grant True Geek Media the right to sub-license these rights and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

CONTENT CONTRIBUTED TO THE WEBSITE

Any content you contribute to the Site, including but not limited to text, images, audio material, comments, video material, and audio-visual material, must not be illegal or unlawful, may not infringe on any third-party’s legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or True Geek Media or a third party.

True Geek Media reserves the right to edit or remove: (i) any material submitted to the Site; (ii) stored on True Geek Media’s servers; or, (iii) hosted or published on the Site. True Geek Media takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

Notwithstanding True Geek Media’s rights under the Terms and Conditions of Use, True Geek Media does not undertake to monitor the submission of all content to, or the publication of such content on, the Site.

If you submit, comment or post any materials (such as photos, videos or written content) to the Site, you represent and warrant that: (1) you are at least 13 years old; (2) you are the owner of or have permission to share such materials; (3) you grant True Geek Media a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide non-exclusive license to use, copy, reproduce, publish, distribute, display, and publicly perform those materials, in whole or part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose, including commercial purposes and advertising; (4) you grant True Geek Media a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide non-exclusive license and release to use your name and likeness in connection with such materials for any purposes, including commercial purposes and advertising. True Geek Media does not claim any ownership rights in your materials.

Please choose carefully the materials that you upload to, submit to, or embed on the Site. Any material you post on this Site becomes public. You are responsible for your material and for any liability that may result from the material you post on the Site.  You participate, comment, and post material on the Site at your own risk.  Any communication by you on the Site, whether by leaving a comment or participating in a chat room, message board, public forum, contact submission form or other interactive service, must be respectful. You may not communicate or submit any content or material that is abusive, vulgar, threatening, harassing, knowingly false, defamatory or obscene, or otherwise in violation of any law or the rights of others.  You agree to post comments or other material only one time.

TAKEDOWN REQUESTS

From time to time, the Site will publish posts with images from other third-party websites. Any such use is intended to be considered fair use under copyright laws and is fully attributed to the owner. If you believe that your copyrighted work has been used on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and falls outside of fair use, please send a request to info@truegeekmedia.com and we will remove the image within 1 to 2 business days.

DISCLAIMER

This Site provides information only, and does not provide any financial, legal, medical, or psychological services or advice. None of the content on the Site prevents, cures, or treats any mental or medical condition. You are responsible for your own physical, mental, and emotional well-being, decisions, choices, actions, and results. True Geek Media disclaims any liability for your reliance on any opinions or advice contained in this Site.

Any links to third-party products, services, or sites are subject to separate terms and conditions. True Geek Media is not responsible for or liable for any content on or actions taken by such third-party company or website. Although True Geek Media may recommend third-party sites, products, or services, it is your responsibility to fully research such third parties before entering into any transaction or relationship with them.

THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, TRUE GEEK MEDIA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TRUE GEEK MEDIA DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY PART OF THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

TRUE GEEK MEDIA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING ITS MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, OR THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE.

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to its conflict of laws. The nearest state and federal court to Buffalo, NY shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any case or controversy arising from or relating to this Site, including but not limited to the Privacy Policy or these Terms. By using this Site, you hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of these courts and consent irrevocably to personal jurisdiction in such courts and waive any defense of forum non conveniens.

True Geek Media controls and operates this Site from offices in the United States. True Geek Media does not represent that materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. People 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 local laws are applicable.

True Geek Media may change, modify, or update these Terms at any time with or without notice. Any access or use of this Site by you after True Geek Media posts such changes shall constitute consent of such modifications. If you have any questions or concerns about these Terms, contact info@truegeekmedia.com.

INDEMNITY

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless True Geek Media and any directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners, assigns, successors-in-interest, and its and their employees from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from or in connection with: (i) your use of this Site in violation of these Terms of Use, (ii) any breach by you of these Terms of Use or any representation and warranty made by you herein, (iii) any comment, post, or material you submit to this Site, (iv) your use of materials or features available on this Site (except to the extent a claim is based upon infringement of a third-party right by materials created by True Geek Media), or (v) a violation by you of applicable law or any agreement or terms with a third party to which you are subject.

True Geek Media may, without notice, refuse access to this Site, in whole or part, to any person that fails to comply with these Terms.

DISCLOSURE POLICY

This Site is written and edited by me, David Bessell. True Geek Media accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions, complimentary products, or other forms of compensation.

True Geek Media believes in honesty and transparency. The advertising content, topics, or posts on this Site may be influenced by the compensation received.  Any content, advertising space, or posts will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

Even though we receive compensation for some of our posts, online content, or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this Site are purely those of True Geek Media. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service may have been provided to True Geek Media by a third party and you should verify it with the manufacturer, provider, or party in question before relying on it.

True Geek Media does not have relationships that might present a conflict of interest or influence the content of this Site.