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We (the folks at Funnel Websites) run a blog and web site hosting service called Funnel and would love for you to use it. Our basic service is free, and we offer paid upgrades for advanced features such as domain hosting and extra storage. Our service is designed to give you as much control and ownership over what goes on your site as possible and encourage you to express yourself freely. However, be responsible in what you publish. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items (things like spam, viruses, or serious threats of violence) appear on your site or get linked to from your site.If you find a Funnel site that you believe violates our terms of service, please visit contact our Support Center.

By agreeing to these terms of service, you also agree to our Affiliate Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Terms of Service:

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the Funnel website and all content, services and products available at or through the website, including, but not limited to, Tools by Funnel (“Tools”) and the Funnel VIP hosting service (“VIP Service”), (taken together, the Website). The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, Funnel Websites’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Funnel Websites. (collectively, the “Agreement”). Your agreement is with Funnel (Netherlands) (each, “Funnel Websites” or “we”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Funnel Websites, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.

The Website is not directed to children younger than 13, and service on the Website is only offered to users 13 years of age or older. If you are under 13 years old, please do not register to use the Website. Any person who registers as a user or provides their personal information to the Website represents that they are 13 years of age or older.

  1. Your Funnel Account and Site. If you create a blog on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and blog, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the blog. You must not describe or assign keywords to your blog in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Funnel Websites may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Funnel Websites liability. You must immediately notify Funnel Websites of any unauthorized uses of your blog, your account or any other breaches of security. Funnel Websites will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
  2. Responsibility of Contributors. If you operate a blog, comment on a blog, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of what form the Content takes, which includes, but is not limited to text, photo, video, audio, or code. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that your content does not violate these terms or the User Guidelines.By submitting Content to Funnel Websites for inclusion on your Website, you grant Funnel Websites a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing, and promoting your blog. This license allows Funnel Websites to make publicly-posted content available to third parties selected by Funnel Websites (through the Funnel Websites Firehose, for example) so that these third parties can analyze and distribute (but not publicly display) your content through their services.You also give other Funnel users permission to share your Content on other Funnel sites and add their own Content to it (aka to reblog your Content), so long as they use only a portion of your post and they give you credit as the original author by linking back to your site (the Reblogging function on Funnel does this automatically!).If you delete Content, Funnel Websites will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Funnel Websites has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Funnel Websites’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Funnel Websites’s reasonable opinion, violates any Funnel Websites policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Funnel Websites’s sole discretion. Funnel Websites will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
  3. Payment and Renewal.
    • General Terms. Optional paid services such as extra storage, or domain purchases are available on the Website (any such services, an “Upgrade”). By selecting an Upgrade you agree to pay Funnel Websites the monthly or annual subscription fees indicated for that service. Payments will be charged on a pre-pay basis on the day you sign up for an Upgrade and will cover the use of that service for a monthly or annual subscription period as indicated. Upgrade fees are refundable within 14 days after your order was placed. Domains are not eligable for a refund as once they are registered this can\\\\\\\’t be cancelled.
    • Automatic Renewal. Unless you notify Funnel Websites before the end of the applicable subscription period that you want to cancel an Upgrade, your Upgrade subscription will automatically renew and you authorise us to collect the then-applicable annual or monthly subscription fee for such Upgrade (as well as any taxes) using any credit card or other payment mechanism we have on record for you. Upgrades can be canceled at any time in the Upgrades section of your site’s dashboard.
    • Disputes. This license agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of The Netherlands , as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such jurisdiction.

      To the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Funnel Websites and/or its affiliates’ intellectual property rights, Funnel Websites and/or its affiliates may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in Voorburg, The Netherlands , and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.

      Any other disputes will be resolved as follows:

      If a dispute arises under this agreement, we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Voorburg, The Netherlands. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.

      If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: Voorburg, The Netherlands, under the rules of the Court of The Hague. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.

  4. VIP Services.
    • Hosting, Support Services. VIP Hosting/Support and VIP Support services are provided by Funnel Websites under the terms and conditions for each such service, which are located at vip.Funnel and vip.Funnel, respectively. By signing up for a VIP Hosting/Support or VIP Support services account, you agree to abide by such terms and conditions.
  5. Firehose.
    • Fees; Payment. By signing up for the Funnel Firehose you agree to pay Funnel Websites the specified monthly fees in exchange for access to the feeds. Applicable fees will be invoiced starting from the day your access is established and in advance of using such services. Funnel Websites reserves the right to change the payment terms and fees upon thirty (30) days prior written notice to you. Firehose access can be canceled by you at anytime on 30 days written notice to Funnel Websites.
    • Permitted Use. You may use the Funnel Firehose to develop a product or service that searches, displays, analyzes, retrieves, and views information available on Funnel You may also use the Funnel name or logos and other brand elements that Funnel Websites makes available in order to identify the source of the information.
    • Restricted Use. You may not use the Funnel Firehose to substantially replicate products or services offered by Funnel Websites, including the republication of Funnel content or the creation of a separate publishing platform. If Funnel Websites believes, in its sole discretion, that you have violated or attempted to violate these conditions or the spirit of these terms, your ability to use and access the Funnel Firehose may be temporarily or permanently revoked, with or without notice.
  6. Responsibility of Website Visitors. Funnel Websites has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Funnel Websites does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Funnel Websites disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.
  7. Content Posted on Other Websites. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which Funnel links, and that link to Funnel Funnel Websites does not have any control over those non-Funnel Websites websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-Funnel Websites website or webpage, Funnel Websites does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Funnel Websites disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-Funnel Websites websites and webpages.
  8. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy. As Funnel Websites asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by Funnel violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Funnel Websites in accordance with Funnel Websites’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Policy. Funnel Websites will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Funnel Websites will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Funnel Websites or others. In the case of such termination, Funnel Websites will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Funnel Websites.
  9. Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from Funnel Websites to you any Funnel Websites or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Funnel Websites. Funnel Websites, Funnel Websites, Funnel, the Funnel logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with Funnel, or the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Funnel Websites or Funnel Websites’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Funnel Websites or third-party trademarks.
  10. Advertisements. Funnel Websites reserves the right to display advertisements on your blog unless you have purchased an Ad-free Upgrade or a VIP Services account.
  11. Attribution. Funnel Websites reserves the right to display attribution links such as ‘Blog at Funnel,’ theme author, and font attribution in your blog footer or toolbar. Footer credits and the Funnel toolbar may not be altered or removed regardless of upgrades purchased.
  12. Friends of Themes. By activating a partner theme from the Friends of section of our themes directory, you agree to that partner’s terms of service. You can opt out of their terms of service at any time by de-activating a partner theme.
  13. Domain Names. If you are registering a domain name, using or transferring a previously registered domain name, you acknowledge and agree that use of the domain name is also subject to the policies of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) and the Domain Name Registration and Customer Service Agreement.
  14. Google Apps. If you purchase a Google Apps subscription, this section applies. Google Apps are provided by Google, and your use of Google Apps is subject to Google’s Terms of Use for the services, which you’ll accept prior to using Google Apps for the first time. Funnel Websites is an authorized reseller of Google Apps, makes no warranties about the services provided by Google, and disclaims Google’s liability for any damages arising from our distribution and resale of their services. Google will provide technical support for its services, per its Technical Support Services Guidelines. If you’re a business and purchase Google Apps for your Funnel site, you represent that you have 749 or fewer staff members.
  15. Changes. We are constantly updating our services, and that means sometimes we have to change the legal terms under which our services are offered. If we make changes that are material, we will let you know by posting on one of our blogs, or by sending you an email or other communication before the changes take effect. The notice will designate a reasonable period of time after which the new Terms will take effect. If you disagree with our changes, then you should stop using Funnel within the designated notice period. Your continued use of Funnel will be subject to the new Terms. However, any dispute that arose before the changes shall be governed by the Terms (including the binding individual arbitration clause) that were in place when the dispute arose.
  16. Termination. Funnel Websites may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your Funnel account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
  17. Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided “as is”. Funnel Websites and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Funnel Websites nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. If you’re actually reading this, here’s a treat. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.
  18. Limitation of Liability. In no event will Funnel Websites, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Funnel Websites under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Funnel Websites shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
  19. General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Funnel Websites Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the Netherlands or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.
  20. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Funnel Websites, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
  21. Translation. These Terms of Service were originally written in English (US). We may translate these Terms into other languages. In the event of a conflict between a translated version of these Terms of Service and the English version, the English version will control.
  22. Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Funnel Websites and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of Funnel Websites, or by the posting by Funnel Websites of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of the state of Zuid Holland, The Netherlands, excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in Den Haag, Zuid Holland. The arbitration shall take place in Den HaagZuid Holland, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Funnel Websites may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Funnel Websites is a registered business name in The Netherlands. All designs, layouts and other visual parts and/or systems are copyright of this website, Funnel Websites and “Aron and Sharon” and may not be reproduced at any time without written permission from Funnel Websites.

Chamber of Commerce #62745115

Uhlenbeckstraat 5

2273CE Voorburg

The Netherlands

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