Terms of Service
Hottest of the Internet Directory ("hotid.org") provides service to you, subject to the following Terms of Service (“TOS”), which may be updated and revised from time to time without notice. You are encouraged to check back frequently, as our Terms of Service may change.
Description of Service
hotid.org currently provides users with access to a collection of resources, including, a directory of the internet’s websites (the "Service"). You understand and agree that the Service may include advertisements, sponsored links, promotional listings, or paid placement. You also understand and agree that the Service may include certain communications from hotid.org, such as service announcements, administrative messages and the hotid.org newsletter, and that these communications are considered part of the Service. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features enhancing the current Service, including the release of new hotid.org features and services, shall be subject to the Terms of Service. Please be aware that hotid.org has created certain areas on the Service that contain adult or mature content. You must be at least 18 years of age to access and view such areas.
If you choose to register a password protected user profile with hotid.org - which is required only if you want to submit your site for review, nominate your site, or take advantage of such other services as may be offered only to users with a profile - you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or hotid.org has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, hotid.org has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
Password and Security
You will receive a password and account name upon completing the registration process. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to immediately notify hotid.org of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. hotid.org is not liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to follow these instructions.
You agree to indemnify and hold hotid.org, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Sites you submit, or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.
No Resale of Service
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service, use of the Service, or access to the Service.
General Practices Regarding Use
You acknowledge that hotid.org may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Service. You agree that hotid.org has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Sites maintained or transmitted by the Service. You acknowledge that hotid.org reserves the right to deactivate accounts that violate our TOS, or violate our Submission Policies. You further acknowledge that hotid.org reserves the right to change these general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, with or without notice.
Modifications to Service
hotid.org reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that hotid.org shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service. If you request the modification of the services, a nominal fee of $25 may be charged.
You agree that hotid.org, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, account (or any part thereof) or use of the Service, and remove and discard any Site within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, if hotid.org believes that you have violated the TOS. hotid.org may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that hotid.org may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that hotid.org shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.
Service can also be terminated at the request of the proper owner(s) or other authorized personnel. In order to discourage frequent sign-on and -off, we reserve the right charge a norminal fee of $50 for each service removal.
Your dealings with advertisers found on or through the Service are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that hotid.org shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.
The Service provides links to other World Wide Web sites or sources. Because hotid.org has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that hotid.org is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that hotid.org shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.
hotid.org Proprietary Rights
You acknowledge and agree that the Service contains proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by hotid.org or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service, in whole or in part.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. hotid.org EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
hotid.org MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT
NO INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM hotid.org OR THROUGH THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TOS.
- THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS,
- THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE,
- THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, AND
- THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT hotid.org SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (iv) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
Exclusions and Limitations
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail. The Service may also provide notices of changes to the TOS or other matters by displaying notices or links to you on the Service.
hotid.org trademarks and service marks, and other hotid.org logos and product and service names (“hotid.org Marks”) are trademarks of hotid.org. Without hotid.org’s prior permission, you agree not to display or use in any manner, the hotid.org Marks.
hotid.org respects the intellectual property of others, and we expect our users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been infringed or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide hotid.org the following information:
Notice of claims of copyright infringement should be sent via Certified Mail to:
2909 Woodway Dr.
Flower Mound, TX 75028
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright;
- a description of the infringed copyrighted work;
- a description of where the infringing material is located on the site;
- your address, email address, and telephone number;
- a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
The Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and hotid.org, superceding any other agreements between you and hotid.org. The TOS and the relationship between you and hotid.org shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and hotid.org agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Denton, Texas. The failure of hotid.org to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the TOS shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the TOS is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the TOS remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.