These rules and guidelines are here to protect you (and others) and to ensure that HipHopCanada is safe and fun for everybody. By agreeing to these terms, you’re taking responsibility for your own actions. The views expressed within the articles, interviews, reviews and other content published by HipHopCanada is not necessarily that of the entire company. Questionable content may be brought up with the editorial staff and the writer may be asked to change the content so that it may not offend any of the readers. This is done at the discretion of HipHopCanada.
USING HIPHOPCANADA’S SERVICES:
I. HipHopCanada cannot guarantee security, but reasonable steps are taken in an effort to maintain security on the system. If you feel security has been breached, please bring up your concerns with a HipHopCanada staff member. If HipHopCanada suspects that an account may be in use by someone who is not authorized by the account holder, HipHopCanada may temporarily disable that account or remove it all together. If such a case arises, the member will be contacted. HipHopCanada reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and to cancel an account at any time.
II. You are legally and ethically responsible for your work — writings, files, pictures, or any other work — that you post or transmit using any of HipHopCanada’s services including, but not limited to: email, conferencing, the World Wide Web, USENET, or any other service that allows interaction or dissemination of information. In posting works on HipHopCanada, you are responsible for honoring the rights of others, including intellectual-property rights (copyright, patent, and trademark), the right to privacy, the right not to be labeled or slandered. For example, if you wish to post a copyrighted work on HipHopCanada, you are responsible for obtaining the copyright holder’s permission first. HipHopCanada reserves the right to temporarily disable, permanently delete, or move any work that is posted or transmitted through any and all of HipHopCanada’s services. Additionally, HipHopCanada reserves the right to delete or maintain memberships and all postings associated with a user account.
III. In posting a work via any service offered by HipHopCanada, you authorize other members (who have access to that service) to make personal and customary use of the work, including creating links to your work or reposting it among conference areas to which the author has access, but not otherwise to reproduce or disseminate it unless permission has been given. You also give permission to HipHopCanada to copy your work as part of the normal backup process, and to conference hosts to archive topics containing your works. HipHopCanada becomes the owner of all electronic data via posted articles, discussions, etc. and does not allow reproduction of this work unless specifically granted to an individual or organization for a one time use, and HipHopCanada is cited as the owner and/or source.
IV. You alone are responsible for the content of your messages, and the consequences of any such messages. HipHopCanada reserves the right to terminate your registration if you are violating any of the following guidelines:
HipHopCanada is to be used by you for your personal use only. Commercial uses of HipHopCanada are strictly prohibited unless prior written consent from HipHopCanada has been granted. You agree that you will not use any service of HipHopCanada for chain letters, junk mail, “spamming”, solicitations (commercial or non-commercial) or bulk communications of any kind including but not limited to distribution lists to any person who has not given specific permission to be included in such a list.
You further agree not to use HipHopCanada to send or post on message boards, any message(s) or material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, inaccurate, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind or nature or that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation, or encourage the use of controlled substances. HipHopCanada reserves the right to delete any such material from HipHopCanada.
You agree not to impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including impersonating an employee of HipHopCanada You further agree not to use an inappropriate user name of any kind. If you do happen to choose an alias that a person, group, or organization deems inappropriate, you will be asked to consider changing it. If you feel that it has no inappropriate connotations, then a HipHopCanada staff member will review both parties’ cases and make a judgment.
You agree not to post or use HipHopCanada to distribute or send any illegal material of any kind, including but not limited to, illegal material in the form of text, graphics, video, programs or audio. Posting content or participating in any form of discussion with the intention to commit any illegal activity is strictly prohibited. You may not use HipHopCanada as file storage.
By submitting content to any “public area” of HipHopCanada, including, but not limited to: message boards, forums, contests and chat rooms, you grant HipHopCanada, and its affiliates the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in 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 the holder of any Rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any subscriber to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on HipHopCanada retains any and all rights that may exist in such content.
V. HipHopCanada is not responsible for any material and/or data obtained through downloading or other means, which may be responsible for any damage to your computer system, data, or any personal objects.
HipHopCanada cannot and does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information provided on the site by HipHopCanada staff, contributing editors, or members. No individual staff member, contributing editor, or member can be held responsible for information provided which may be the direct or indirect cause of loss or damage to any personal property, data, or results in mental or physical harm.
VI. HipHopCanada is not responsible for the content or links to the content of the Internet, World Wide Web, FTP sites, USENET, or any other service that is outside of the HipHopCanada web site. HipHopCanada takes no responsibility for the quality, suitability, functionality, or legality of any site, which may be linked, to or from HipHopCanada.
VII. HipHopCanada permits members to post classified ads and take no responsibility in the accuracy of the content or suitability of these.
VIII. HipHopCanada encourages members to engage one another in debates, but does not condone personal attacks on members. Ideas can be disputed or challenged, but attacks on a personal level are unacceptable and if they are brought to the attention of the staff, will be dealt with accordingly. Ideas can be attacked, but individuals cannot.
(ii) delete any content provided by you or your agent(s);
(iii) delete all content provided by you to HipHopCanada and/or any other HipHopCanada online community;
(v) take any other action which HipHopCanada deems necessary and appropriate.
If you have any questions about the Terms of Service at anytime please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (purposely left inactive due to web crawlers).