TERMS + CONDITIONS

Credits

Photos: Dirty Sugar, Alex Federov
Website design: Lisa Laczo at Starving Artist Web Design

 

Terms of Use

You acknowledge and agree that you shall comply with the following policies for use of this Website:

  • You will not copy or distribute any part of the Website in any medium without Gyst’s prior written authorization.
  • You will not alter or modify any part of the Website.
  • You shall not use any automated system, including but not limited to, “robots,” “spiders,” “offline readers,” “scrapers,” etc., to access the Website for any purpose.
  • You shall not in any manual or automated manner collect Users information, including but not limited to, names, addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses, copying copyrighted text, or otherwise misuse or misappropriate Website information or content, including but not limited to, use on a “mirrored”, competitive, or third party site.
  • You shall not take any action that (i) unreasonably encumbers or, in Gyst’s sole discretion, may unreasonably encumber the Website’s infrastructure; (ii) interferes or attempts to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any third-party participation in the Website; or (iii) bypasses Gyst’s measures that are used to prevent or restrict access to the Website.
  • You agree not to collect or harvest any personally identifiable data, including without limitation, names or other information, from the Website, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Website for any commercial solicitation purposes.
  • Should Gyst find that you violated the terms of the membership eligibility criteria or any other terms stated herein, Gyst reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to immediately terminate your use of the Website.

 

Prohibitions on Submitted Content

  • Registration is not required for posting.
  • You shall not upload, post, transmit, transfer, disseminate, distribute, or facilitate distribution of any content, including text, images, video, sound, data, information, or software, to any part of the Website, including to Gyst blog (foregoing content is sometimes collectively referred to herein as “Submitted Content” and the posting of Submitted Content is sometimes referred to as a “Posting” or as “Postings”) that:
  • misrepresents the source of anything you post, including impersonation of another individual or entity; provides or create links to external sites that violate the Terms of Use; is intended to harm or exploit any individual under the age of 18 (“Minor”) in any way; is designed to solicit, or collect personally identifiable information of any Minor, including, but not limited to, name, email address, home address, phone number, or the name of his or her school;
  • invades anyone’s privacy by attempting to harvest, collect, store, or publish private or personally identifiable information, such as names, email addresses, phone numbers, passwords, home addresses, or other contact information without their knowledge and willing consent;
  • contains falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage Gyst or any third party;
  • is pornographic, harassing, hateful, illegal, obscene, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, threatening, discriminatory, racially, culturally or ethnically offensive; incites, advocates, or expresses pornography, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity, hatred, bigotry, racism, or gratuitous violence; encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or violate any law; promotes racism, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; contains nudity, violence or inappropriate subject matter; or is otherwise inappropriate;
  • is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third-party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from the rightful owner to post the material and to grant Gyst all of the license rights granted herein;
  • contains or promotes an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as pirated computer programs or links to them, information to circumvent manufacture installed copy-protection devices, pirated music or links to pirated music files, or lyrics, guitar tabs or sheet music, works of art, teaching tools, or any other item the copy, display, use, performance, or distribution of which infringes on another’s copyright, intellectual property right, or any other proprietary right;
  • is intended to threaten, stalk, defame, defraud, degrade, victimize, or intimidate an individual or group of individuals for any reason on the basis of age, gender, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, or religion; or to incite or encourage anyone else to do so;
  • intends to harm or disrupt another user’s computer or would allow others to illegally access software or bypass security on websites or servers, including but not limited, to spamming; impersonates, uses the identity of, or attempts to impersonate a Gyst employee, agent, manager, host, another user, or any other person though any means;
  • advertises or solicits a business not related to or appropriate for the Website (as determined by Gyst in its sole discretion);
  • contains or could be considered “junk mail”, “spam”, “chain letters”, “pyramid schemes”, “affiliate marketing”, or unsolicited commercial advertisement;
  • contains advertising for ponzi schemes, discount cards, credit counseling, online surveys or online contests;
  • distributes or contains viruses or any other technologies that may harm Gyst, or the interests or property of Gyst users;
  • contains links to commercial services or websites, except as allowed pursuant to the Terms of Use;
  • is non-local or irrelevant content;
  • contains identical content to other open Postings you have already posted; or uses any form of automated device or computer program that enables the submission of Postings without the express written consent of Gyst.

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