iZania encourages and promotes an environment that fosters business interaction and participation among its members. Members should thus feel free to express their views concerning business providers within the guidelines provided in these terms and conditions. Members must comply with applicable laws and the terms of service of iZania at all times. iZania is a private service, provided to members (“You”), subject to the terms of service, and other terms that may be published from time to time on the iZania web site. iZania currently is a paid, membership service to any member who agrees to abide by the terms of service. iZania reserves the right to change the nature of this relationship at any time. iZania may change, suspend or discontinue the Service or any other aspect of the Service, at any time without prior notice to members. iZania may also impose limits on certain features or services contained in the Service without prior notice.
MEMBERS WHO VIOLATE THE TERMS OF SERVICE MAY PERMANENTLY BE BANNED FROM USING THE “MEMBER SERVICES” PROVIDED BY iZania.
By using the “Member Services” of iZania, you agree to the terms and conditions outlined below. We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of these terms at any time. If you continue to use the “Member Services” of iZania after we have posted changes to the terms, it means you have accepted those terms.
[Content and Conduct]
Software files, text, sounds or otherwise transmitted, posted, linked or uploaded information on or through iZania ("Content") by members should not be abusive, defamatory, obscene, fraudulent, in violation of applicable laws, or otherwise offensive to other Members.
You may transmit, post, link or upload software files, text, sounds or otherwise on or through iZania that is not subject to any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights ("Rights"), or Content in which any holder of Rights has given you express authorization for distribution on iZania. By submitting Content to any part of iZania you automatically grant, or warrant that the owner of such Content has expressly granted, iZania a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, transmit and display such Content (in whole or part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed for the full term of any Rights that may exist in such Content.
You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to distribute your content, iZania is acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and iZania is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any content or activities of its members. iZania cannot prevent members from placing prohibited content on the Service. Furthermore, iZania may elect at its sole discretion to monitor some, all, or no areas of iZania for adherence to these terms of service that may be published from time to time. Upon notification of inappropriate material or action, iZania reserves the right, but not the responsibility to remove the content. iZania further reserves the right to stop a member from accessing the Service upon receipt of complaints about the member's contributions and participation on the Service.
You and any persons who have access to the Service must evaluate, and bear the risk associated with, the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any Content. iZania does not pre-screen Content as a matter of policy, but iZania reserves the right, but not the responsibility, to remove Content which is deemed in iZania's sole discretion harmful, offensive, inaccurate or otherwise in violation of the terms of service or any rules or policies iZania has in place at the time.
You or iZania may terminate the “Member Services” at any time for any reason. Once your access to the “Member Services” is terminated, you cannot engage in the Service in any manner or for any reason without the express written consent of iZania, and you cannot assist in enabling a terminated member access to iZania via your Account.
Everything you see or read on iZania is owned by us or used with permission. You may not copy, use, or retransmit anything for iZania without our express written permission. Furthermore, you are not allowed to post or distribute any material you do not own or which you do not have permission to use. Violation of this policy may result in copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights violation and subject you to civil or criminal penalties.
iZania respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. iZania is in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In order to protect the intellectual property of people from misuse we ask you to help us. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible on iZania, please provide iZania's Copyright Agent the following information:
1. An electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest.
2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed including the URL (i.e., Internet address) or other specific location on the iZania where the material that you claim is infringing is located, including enough information to allow us to locate the material and why you believe an infringement has taken place.
3. A description of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists, for example the URL (i.e., Internet address) where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published.
4. Your address, telephone number, and email address.
5. 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.
6. A statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
iZania's Copyright Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:
[Limitation of Liability]
To the full extent permissible under the applicable law, iZania shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting from the use or inability to use iZania.
In no event shall iZania have any liability for any incidental, consequential, or indirect damages (including, but not limited to, damages relating to loss of business, profits, goodwill, data, programs or information, and the like) arising out of the use of or inability to use the Service or any information, advice, or services provided on or downloaded from the Service or accessed on the Internet from the Service, even advised of the possibility of such damages and regardless of the cause of action under which such damages are sought, including, without limitation, breach of contract, negligence or other tort. Because some states do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or the limitation of liability for sequential or incidental damages, the above exclusions and limitations may not apply to you. In such states, iZania's liability is limited to the greatest extent permitted by law.
The Service contains links to third-party World Wide Web sites and other resources. iZania assumes no responsibility for the availability or content of these outside sites and resources. Therefore, any concerns a member may have regarding any other site should be directed to the relevant site administrator or webmaster.
The information, advice, facts, opinions or other content appearing on theService posted by members or third parties are those of the respective authors and do not reflect the views of iZania. iZania assumes no responsibility or liability for these materials.
[Disclaimer of Warranties]
Everything on iZania is provided to you "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE." iZania does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever (including, without limitation, warranties of title or non-infringement or the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) with respect to the Service, any products, merchandise, information or services provided through or advertised on the Service, or the accuracy or results obtained from the use of any products, merchandise, or information or services provided through or advertised on the Service. iZania does not guarantee or warrant that any files available for downloading through the Service will be free of infection by viruses or other code that may contain contaminating or destructive properties.
You are entirely responsible and liable for all of your activities on iZania. Listed below are some, but not all, violations that may result in termination of your access to iZania. By using iZania, you agree NOT to do any of the following:
1. Post, transmit, promote, or distribute content that is illegal.
2. Transmit or facilitate distribution of content that is libelous, harmful, threatening, harassing, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, obscene, defamatory, or objectionable in a reasonable person's view.
3. Pretend to be anyone whom you are not. You may not impersonate another member, a iZania staff member, or anyone else.
4. Attempt to get a password, other account information, or other private information from a member, or harvest email addresses or other information.
5. Post any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation.
Pornography, obscenities, and defamatory postings are not allowed anywhere on iZania. Postings of this kind will be removed immediately, and a violation will be issued to the Member responsible for the posting (several violations will result in the termination of your account). If you see any pornographic, obscene or defamatory postings, please iZania Customer Service immediately.
Usernames that contain obscene words, derogatory or racist remarks, or references to sexual acts or sexual anatomy are not allowed on iZania. Usernames of this kind will be deleted immediately upon discovery. If you see a Username that contains obscene, racist or derogatory references, please iZania Customer Service immediately.
In the Forums area, please try to keep your postings relevant to the discussion. Postings that are irrelevant to Forum discussions, or that are designed to promote personal pages, voting polls, or third parties may be removed. If you see postings that contain foul language or that are intended to harass other Members, please iZania Customer Service immediately.
Intentional disruption of the flow of content or discussion by repeatedly posting the same message or image or posting excessively large images is not permitted. Members who cause disruption of this kind will be issued a violation that can result in the termination of their account. If you see another Member disrupting a chat room or forum discussion, please iZania Customer Service immediately.
Harassment of another iZania member via Notes, Email, Pages, postings, or private messages is not permitted. Harassment means: saying bad things about them; sending them unwanted messages; attacking their race, heritage, company, products, services, etc. Unsolicited "spam" messages are also not permitted. Using our services to send unsolicited messages is considered spamming. If you have received spam or feel that another Member is harassing you, please report the violation to iZania Customer Service.
We can, whenever we want, edit or delete any content displayed, uploaded to, distributed, or otherwise published through the Service.
We reserve the right to remove content at any time, including any content that violates these standards. We are not responsible for any objectionable material you may encounter while using the Service.
iZania believes that business communities can only truly be built through interaction and participation among community members based on trust, privacy and freedom of expression.
iZania wants all members to have the freedom to express themselves, however at the same time, iZania wants all members to feel secure.
The following iZania Policy demonstrates our intent and commitment to protect member's rights online.
A. Profile information will be used to create personalized content, service, and advertise on iZania. iZania may also use your profile to generate aggregate reports and market research.
B. All profile data stored by iZania has been entered solely by the respective member.
C. Members can modify registration data associated with their account, and can control selected private information from being disclosed on their member page.
D. iZania mail communications are only accessible by the designated recipients, except that iZania personnel involved in maintenance of the system may have access to iZania mail communications.
Personally identifying information, or personal information, includes your name, home or other address (like the school you attend), email address, or any other information that tells us who you are. When you register as a iZania Member, we ask for some personal information such as your email address.
We also collect other information at registration such as your birthday, city where you live, hobbies, and interests. This information cannot be used to identify you.
Some of our services, such as iZania e-commerce services, are offered in conjunction with partner companies. In order to provide these services, we must disclose certain information to our partners including your iZaniae username and email address. Our content partners may also ask you for some additional personal information. Our partners are all upstanding companies that will treat your personal information responsibly. But, since we don't own these companies, we can't speak for them on privacy issues.
Other companies also may sponsor promotions, contests and sweepstakes running on iZania. These companies may choose to collect personal information from you. If you don't want your information collected by these sponsors, you can decide not to participate in the promotion, contest or sweepstakes. You should be aware that our advertisers or Web sites that have links on iZania may collect personally identifiable information about you. This privacy statement does not address the information practices of those Web sites or advertisers.
Always be smart about the information you provide online.
Finally, we may disclose Member information when we are required to by law, or when have reason to believe that someone is causing injury to or interference with our rights or property, other iZania Members, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.
Your iZania profile is password-protected so that you and only you have access to this information. In order to maintain this protection, do not give your password to anyone. Also, we recommend that, if you share your computer with other people, you sign out of your iZania Account and close your browser window when you are done. Signing off will protect your information if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library.
We make every effort to ensure that your information is secure on our system. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
iZania is your virtual black community online. The iZania Terms of Service is our "social contract" of member interaction.
[iZania Black Networking Community Forum Rules]