Welcome to jab’s Love Letters – a project initiated by jab’s plethora, LLC.
Love Letters is designed to challenge the online community to face their love by taking the time to write down their thoughts and feelings as “love letters” and is inspired by the book: Love Letters, Volume 1: Moving On, Growing Up written by J. A. Busfield. We have endeavored to create a platform where members of the community can submit their declarations of love and appreciation by means of (a) love letters, (b) love letter pictures and/or (c) love letter videos; and share them with the rest of the online community; and where community members can comment on posted submissions.
The site is all about sharing love and appreciation with the community. We prefer to keep things informal, but we also understand that terms of service is necessary to promote a safe environment for everyone involved. Please review the information provided and keep it in mind when you are engaging with the site.
We’ll do our best to be as plain spoken as possible, but there’s a lot to cover. And there may be some areas that overlap; it’s a complicated dance.
November 3, 2011
Stripping it down to the brass tacks…
Browsing our site, submitting any content, and/or donating to us indicates that you accept the Agreement and all the nitty-gritty terms. If you don’t, then don’t use the website. Certainly not trying to be mean. Just speaking the truth in love.
This Terms of Service Agreement (the “Agreement”) is a clear understanding between you and jab’s Love Letters. It governs your use of the www.jabsloveletters.com website (the “Website”) and all associated services and transactions between you and jab’s Love Letters (the “Services”). By using the website, you agree to be bound by this Agreement, whether or not you become a participant and/or donor of jab’s Love Letters.
jab’s Love Letters may change the Agreement from time to time, at our sole discretion. Your continued use of this website following the posting of such changes will constitute your assent to all such changes. Please periodically visit this section of the site to review the current version of the Agreement. This provision to the Agreement is included, because this new endeavor may evolve as the community becomes more and more involved with submissions. If your are unhappy and disagree with the changes that may occur, you may choose to not use the site any longer.
Definition: For the purposes of this Agreement, the term “Content” includes, without limitation, any community member submissions, video, audio clips, written comments, information, data, text, photographs, software, scripts, graphics, and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible by jab’s Love Letters or its partners on or through the Website and associated Service.
Legal Notice for Submission
All submissions to the website (love letters and pictures) or via email (video files) are under the Legal Notice that is posted on the Website, as often as we deemed appropriate (which was a lot, we didn’t want you to miss it). Please review it again here:
By submitting information to jab’s Love Letters, you grant jab’s Love Letters a perpetual, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, distribute, and otherwise exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to that information at its sole discretion, including storing it on jab’s Love Letters servers and incorporating it in other works in any media now known or later developed including without limitation published books.
If you do not wish to grant jab’s Love Letters these rights, it is suggested that you do not submit information to this website. jab’s Love Letters reserves the right to select, edit and arrange submissions, and to remove information from the jab’s Love Letters website at any time at its sole discretion. No content or images from this site may be used for any purpose without expressed written authorization, with one exception: you may post information as links back to the Website.
If you aren’t comfortable with the freedom you’d be allowing jab’s Love Letters to use your material, the best option would be to not submit anything.
jab’s Love Letters assumes no obligation to monitor the conduct of any community member (user of the Website). But please note, that it is a violation of this Agreement to use any information obtained from the Website in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person. It would be a violation also to contact, advertise to, solicit or sell to any user with their prior explicit consent. We’d like to keep this bit of online space as happy a place as possible.
jab’s Love Letters welcomes user comments on our stories and posts. Our mission is to engage the community in discussions of Love and Appreciation that will challenge us towards more positive vibes in our every day lives. We intend for comment sections to be used as a place for civil (loving, even), thought-provoking and high-quality public discussion. jab’s Love Letters reserves the right to remove posting that include the use of foul language, personal attacks or the use of language that may be hateful or suggestive of sexual harassment; however, we are under no obligation to do so. All of this, of course, is a fine line. Love often brings to mind passion, so there may be tasteful adult content available on the site. You agree to accept that. User comments may be reviewed by moderators and may be included or excluded at our discretion.
Users have the right to produce content on the site but they also understand that content must not be illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, infringing of intellectual property rights, invasive of privacy, or otherwise injurious and/or objectionable. Remember, people, this is a community of Love and Appreciation!
Any questionable submissions may not be posted and/or may be removed from the site, with or without prior notice.
Third Party Intellectual Property
jab’s Love Letters respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. We may, in appropriate circumstances and at our discretion, terminate the posts of community members who infringe the intellectual property rights of others. jab’s Love Letters will remove infringing materials in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act if properly notified that content infringes copyright.
If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide jab’s Love Letters Copyright Agent with a written notification containing at least the following information (please confirm these requirements with your legal counsel, or see Section 512(c)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3), for more information):
If you believe that your work has been removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification, please provide the jab’s Love Letters Copyright Agent with a written counter-notification containing at least the following information (please confirm these requirements with your legal counsel or see Section 512(g)(3) of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512(g)(3), for more information):
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the aforementioned notice requirements, your notification or counter-notification may not be valid and that jab’s Love Letters may ignore such incomplete or inaccurate notices without liability of any kind.
Under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §512(f), any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing or was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.
Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement is:
jab’s plethora, LLC
Attn: Copyright Agent
P.O. Box 904
Graham, NC 27253
jab’s Love Letters has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the content of the Website to determine compliance with the terms of this Agreement and any other operating rules as posted on the site (see Guidelines). We have the right as our sole discretion to edit, refuse to post, or remove any material submitted to or posted on this Website, or transmitted to us via email.
jab’s Love Letters does encourage community members of all ages to participate in sharing Love and Appreciation, but we do not seek to gather personal information from or about persons under 13 years of age without the consent of a parent or guardian.
It is a violation of the Agreement to interfere with the security of the Website. Any such violations may result in criminal and/or civil penalties against you. jab’s plethora, LLC will investigate any alleged or suspected violations on behalf of jab’s Love Letters; and if a criminal violation is suspected, we will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in their investigations. Simply put, please don’t hack the Website. Let’s all play nice, shall we?
The content (text, images and videos) contained in this Website is considered copyrighted material, whether registered or unregistered, by jab’s Love Letters (i.e. jab’s plethora, LLC) unless otherwise stated (please note: original theme design is ownership of Elegant Themes; and other design and web development elements are ownership of August Knight). Anyone who claims, displays, distributes, reproduces copies or creates derivative works for commercial or noncommercial purposes without consent of jab’s Love Letters is liable for copyright infringement.
If you want to share the information on this site, let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will more than likely say yes; but ask you to link back to our site or the specific post that you want to use. In the spirit of Love and Appreciation, it’d be nice if you gave us credit for managing the submissions that come in or that are original works of jab’s Love Letters.
The Website and Services contained within may include advertisements (more than likely, actually…we have to pay bills too, you know) targeted to users, Content or queries made through the Services, or other information. The types and extent of advertising by us on the Website and associated Service are subject to change. In consideration for us granting you access to and use of the Service, you agree that we and our third party providers and partners may place such advertising on the Website and associated Service or in connection with the display of Content, without limitations to the submission or community member who provided the content for posting.
You agree to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by email, by posting notices to the site, and/or eNewsletter. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirements that such communication be in writing.
There’s Not Much to Sue, So Why Would You? (Disclaimer of Warranty)
Have we mentioned that this is a project initiative to spread Love and Appreciation?!
That kind of message doesn’t come with a pot of gold (just being honest).
The Service is available “as is.” We do not warrant that it will be uninterrupted or error-free. There may be delays, omissions, interruptions and inaccuracies in the information and/or content available through the Service. We are not responsible of the availability or content of other services (Third Parties) that may be linked to the Service. Which means, that there will be external links that will redirect you away from the Website (advertisements; links to blogs, social network profiles, online articles of all kinds, etc…) and we can’t (and won’t) take responsibility for what you may encounter by clicking on said links (viruses, worms, features of destruction). You do so at your own risk. We can’t verify that all the information you will encounter on the site is accurate. We reserve the right to correct as many errors and omissions in the Service, but are under no obligation to do so.
Know the rules of where you are! This Website is controlled and operated by jab’s Love Letters, an initiative of jab’s plethora, LLC, from its offices within the state of North Carolina, in the United States of America. We make no representations that materials within the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Website from other locations do so on their on initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Access to this Website from jurisdictions where the contents of the Website are illegal or penalized is prohibited.
(May all that’s good in the word keep us from an existence where Love and Appreciation could ever be considered illegal.)
Disputes with jab’s Love Letters
If there is any dispute about or involving jab’s Love Letters, the Website or partaking in the Service in any way, you agree that we will first try to resolve any Claim informally. Accordingly, neither of us may start a formal proceeding for at least 30 days after one if us notifies the other of a Claim in writing. And, if you do have a problem, you agree to let us know via email email@example.com, so that we can try to set things straight with you.
Formal resolutions of any dispute will be governed by the laws of Alamance County, North Carolina without regard to its conflict of law provisions.
Again, as we said before, things may evolve and we may need to make some changes. jab’s Love Letters reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Service without any notice at any time and without any liability to you.
But closing up shop would be a bummer, because we could all use a little extra Love and Appreciation in our lives. Hopefully, this project will continue forward for a long time to come.
Get In Touch
We’d love to hear from you! We welcome feedback or inquiries about our Service.
However, if you elect to provide any feedback or comments of any nature to us, all of such feedback and comments shall be our sole and exclusive property and we will have the right to use such feedback in any manner and for any purpose at our discretion without remuneration, compensation or attributes to you, provided that we are under no obligation to use such feedback.
Let’s be honest, we are all about giving credit where credit is due (you can see that for yourself on the Website), but this little bit just means that are under no obligation to do so. That levels any expectations you may have, hopefully.
If you have questions, concerns and/or comments about the Terms of Service Agreement, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with TERMS in the subject line.
Please send any formal Claims by mail to:
jab’s Love Letters
c/o jab’s plethora, LLC
P.O. Box 904
Graham, NC 27253