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1. Acceptance of Terms of Use The AmericanDad web site ("AMERICANDAD") is provided free of charge to you by AmericanDad.com, Inc. ("AmericanDad.com") under these Terms of Service. Although portions of AMERICANDAD may be viewed simply by visiting the Site, in order to access the message boards, chat, e-mail and/or receive additional services from AmericanDad.com, Inc. you need to sign on as a guest or register as a member of AMERICANDAD. If you sign on to AMERICANDAD as a guest, these Terms of Service will govern your use of AMERICANDAD, including access to message boards and other features. If you register as a member of the AMERICANDAD community, these Terms of Service will govern your use of AMERICANDAD, including access to message boards, the e-mail account, which will be provided to you in connection with AMERICANDAD and other features. BY SIGNING ON TO AMERICANDAD AS A GUEST AND/OR COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS AND SELECTING THE "LOG IN" OPTION, YOU ARE INDICATING YOUR AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE AS SUCH TERMS MAY BE MODIFIED FROM TIME TO TIME. These Terms of Service govern your use of AMERICANDAD and all services provided in connection with AMERICANDAD, including but not limited to any e-mail accounts provided to you by or through AmericanDad.com. AmericanDad.com shall not be liable to you for any breach of these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service, please do not register for or enter AMERICANDAD. The Terms of Service for your continued use of AMERICANDAD will be available throughout AMERICANDAD. Please check these areas before using AMERICANDAD to determine whether a change has been made to these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these changes in the Terms of Service as they may occur, please arrange to terminate your registration with AMERICANDAD immediately (i) by notifying AmericanDad.com of your unwillingness to accept the changes to the Terms of Service; and (ii) by discontinuing your use of AMERICANDAD. Your continued use of AMERICANDAD will signify your acceptance of any change in the terms and conditions set forth herein. From time to time AmericanDad.com may supplement these Terms of Service with additional terms pertaining to specific content or events, ("Additional Terms"), which Additional Terms may be placed on AMERICANDAD to be viewed in connection with the specific content or events and shall be identified as such. You understand and agree that such Additional Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Service.

2. Registration Information/Privacy Policy When you register for AMERICANDAD, you will be required to provide AmericanDad.com with the following information: your name, e-mail address, zip code, gender, age, member name and password. In addition, you may choose to provide AMERICANDAD with additional information. AmericanDad.com may use any information provided by you or collected about you as described in the Privacy Policy. The Privacy Policy is hereby incorporated into the Terms of Service and is a binding agreement upon the parties. The Privacy Policy can be viewed by clicking here. By using or registering for AMERICANDAD, you agree to the terms contained in the Privacy Policy. AmericanDad.com reserves the right to offer you third party services and products based on the preferences that you identify during the registration process and based on your subsequent preferences; such offers may be provided to you by AmericanDad.com.

3. Termination AmericanDad.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to immediately, without notice to suspend or terminate (i) these Terms of Service; (ii) your registration with or ability to access AMERICANDAD and/or any other service provided to you by AmericanDad.com including any e-mail account obtained through AmericanDad.com upon any breach by you of the Terms of Service or if AmericanDad learns that you have provided AmericanDad.com with false or misleading registration information.

4. Modifications of these Terms of Service AmericanDad.com may modify these Terms of Service from time to time in its sole discretion. Each time you log on to AMERICANDAD, you will be deemed to have accepted any such changes.

5. Modifications of AmericanDad AmericanDad.com may modify or discontinue AMERICANDAD with or without notice to you and without liability to you or any third party.

6. Content of Messages You alone are responsible for the content of your messages, and the consequences of any such messages. AmericanDad.com reserves the right to terminate your registration if it becomes aware and determines, in its sole discretion, that you are violating any of the following guidelines. Any use by you of any other subscriber's information, personal or otherwise, for any commercial purpose or to obtain direct financial gain (e.g. mass marketing) is prohibited. Any such use shall be deemed to be a violation of these Terms of Service. AMERICANDAD is to be used by you for your personal use only. Commercial uses of AMERICANDAD are strictly prohibited unless prior written consent from AmericanDad.com has been granted. You agree that you will not use AMERICANDAD 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 AMERICANDAD to send or post on message boards or any place on AMERICANDAD, any message 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. AmericanDad.com reserves the right to delete any such material from AMERICANDAD. AmericanDad.com will cooperate fully with any law enforcement officials and/or agencies in the investigation of any person or persons who violate the Terms of Service contained in this Section 6. You agree not to impersonate any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including impersonating an employee or consultant of AmericanDad.com. You further agree not to use an inappropriate member name of any kind. You agree not to post or use AMERICANDAD 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 acknowledge that (i) AmericanDad.com permits access to content that is protected by copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual and proprietary rights ("Rights"); (ii) these Rights are valid and protected in all media and technologies existing now or later developed; and (iii) except as explicitly provided otherwise, the Terms of Service and applicable copyright, trademark and other laws govern your use of such content. You may not post to AMERICANDAD, copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material subject to any Rights. The burden of determining that any information, software, images or any other content on AMERICANDAD is not protected by Rights rests with you. You acknowledge that AmericanDad.com may acquire Rights to use any posted materials as described below, and that you will not acquire any of those Rights by downloading such materials. By submitting content, which shall include your member name, to any "public area" of AMERICANDAD, including message boards, forums, contests and chat rooms, you grant AmericanDad.com and its affiliates a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, 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, for the full term of any Rights that may exist in such content. 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 AMERICANDAD retains any and all Rights that may exist in such content. ANYTHING CONTAINED HEREIN TO THE CONTRARY NOTWITHSTANDING, BY SUBMITTING CONTENT TO ANY CONTESTS ON AMERICANDAD, YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY PERMIT AmericanDad.com TO IDENTIFY YOU AS THE CONTRIBUTOR OF SUCH CONTENT TO THE CONTEST IN ANY PUBLICATION IN ANY FORM, MEDIA OR TECHNOLOGY NOW KNOWN OR LATER DEVELOPED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTENT, UNLESS YOU OTHERWISE NOTIFY AmericanDad.com IN WRITING AT THE TIME YOU SUBMIT THE CONTENT THAT YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE IDENTIFIED.

7. Third Party Services You may order services or merchandise through AMERICANDAD from other persons not affiliated with AmericanDad.com ("Seller"). All sales of service or merchandise associated with AmericanDad.com are owned and operated by Sellers. All matters concerning the merchandise and services desired from Seller, including but not limited to return policies, purchase terms, payment terms, warranties, guarantees, maintenance and delivery, are solely between you and Seller. AmericanDad.com makes no warranties or representations whatsoever with regard to any goods or services provided by Sellers. You will not consider AmericanDad.com nor will AmericanDad.com be construed as a party to such transactions, whether or not AmericanDad.com may have received some form of revenue or other remuneration in connection with the transaction or be liable for any costs or damages arising out of, either directly or indirectly, you or any other person involved or related to the transaction. AmericanDad.com may include special routing icons which may be located within AMERICANDAD, the activation of which will allow you to access and learn more about AmericanDad.com and other services provided by AmericanDad.com or its affiliates whereby the use of such icons is free of additional charge to you. WHEN YOU ACCESS ANY OF THESE SERVICES, YOUR RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS WILL BE GOVERNED BY THE AGREEMENTS AND POLICIES RELATING TO THE USE OF THESE SERVICES.

8. Registration and Password You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Information and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify AmericanDad.com of any unauthorized use of your registration or password.

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11. E-Mail Message Storage AmericanDad.com assumes no responsibility for the deletion of or failure to store e-mail messages.

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13. Indemnification You agree to indemnify and hold each of AmericanDad.com, their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of AMERICANDAD, the violation of these Terms of Service by you, or the infringement by you, or any other subscriber of your account, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

14. Applicable Law These Terms of Service shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions.

15. Remedies for Breach of these Terms by You In the event that AmericanDad.com determines, at its sole discretion, that you have breached any portion of these Terms of Service, or have otherwise demonstrated conduct inappropriate for the community of AMERICANDAD, AmericanDad.com reserves the right to (i) warn you via e-mail that you have violated these Terms of Service; (ii) delete any content provided by you or your agent(s) to AMERICANDAD, (iii) delete all content provided by you to AMERICANDAD, (iv) discontinue your registration with AMERICANDAD and/or any other AmericanDad.com community; (v) notify and/or send content to and/or fully cooperate with the proper law enforcement authorities for further action; and/or (vi) any other action which AmericanDad.com deems to be appropriate.

16. Notification of Claims of Infringement AmericanDad.com is supplied content by professional and volunteer editors. Each editor has signed a contract ensuring that every article they post to their given site area is written by them and is not in infringement of any known copyright or trademark. If you feel that an editor has infringed on your copyright or trademark, contact the AmericanDad Webmaster. All such notices will be acted on as quickly as possible, in accordance with terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act (OCILLA). AmericanDad is registered with the US Copyright Office.

17. Miscellaneous In the event that any provision of the Terms of Service conflicts with the law under which the Terms of Service are to be construed or if any such provisions are held invalid by a court with jurisdiction over the parties to the Terms of Service, such provision will be deemed to be restated to reflect as nearly as possible the original intentions of the parties in accordance with applicable law, and the remainder of these Terms of Service will remain in full force and effect. The failure of either party to insist upon or enforce strict performance by the other party of any provision of the Terms of Service or to exercise any right under the Terms of Service will not be construed as a waiver or relinquishment to any extent of such party's right to assert or rely upon any such provision or right in that or any other instance, rather, the same will be and remain in full force and effect. AmericanDad.com may assign its rights and obligations under these Terms of Service and upon such assignment AmericanDad.com may be relieved of any further obligation hereunder. You represent to AmericanDad.com that you have the authority to register with AMERICANDAD according to these Terms of Service. These Terms of Service and any Additional Terms (as such terms shall be identified when posted on AMERICANDAD by AmericanDad.com) constitute the entire understanding between the parties as to subject matter hereof, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings. Any legally unenforceable provision of these Terms of Service will, at the election of AmericanDad.com, be deleted or modified to correct the defect and, regardless, the remainder of the terms of these Terms of Service will remain valid and enforceable. AmericanDad.com reserves the right to charge fees, surcharges and/or membership fees at any time upon thirty (30) days prior written notice to you.
 
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