TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.
Welcome to my website, www.robertkarlsson.com (the “Site”). Robert Karlsson (hereinafter “Mr. Karlsson”) owns and operates the Site for your informational, non-commercial use. These Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms”) set forth the terms and conditions for your use of the Site.
By using the Site, you signify your assent to these Terms. If you do not agree to the Terms, you are not authorized to use the Site, in which case you should exit the Site now.
The Terms are revised or updated from time to time and are a binding contract between Mr. Karlsson and you. Modifications shall be effective immediately upon being made available online. You should read the Terms carefully before each use of the Site so that you are aware of any modifications. Your continued use of the Site indicates your acceptance of the changed Terms and your compliance with them.
The Site content and its functionality are available to you conditioned upon your acceptance, without modification, of these Terms. These Terms apply to all users of the Site. Your continued use of the Site indicates your acceptance of these Terms and your compliance with them.
1. Use of Content.
(a) The Site is for your general information and non-commercial use only. Without limiting the
foregoing, use of this Site consistent with these Terms may be made for educational purposes.
(b) The contents of the Site, such as text, graphics, images, information, software, code, and other material contained on the Site or made accessible through the Site (“Content”) may be protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights under both United States and foreign laws. Ownership of the Content, including, but not limited to, the design, organization, and layout of the Site, remains with Mr. Karlsson, or if licensed to Mr. Karlsson, with the applicable owner. You must not reproduce, prepare derivative works based upon, distribute, perform or display the Content without first obtaining written permission from Mr. Karlsson or otherwise as expressly set forth in the Terms. Any use of the Content not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws and/or constitute a criminal offense. Content, services, functionality, and features are subject to change or termination without notice in the sole discretion of Mr. Karlsson. Content may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors.
(c) The Content is either owned by, or licensed to Mr. Karlsson, and the applicable owner retains all rights, title and interest, including, without limitation, all rights of copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, and any other equivalent rights under applicable law, and all registrations, applications, renewals, extensions, continuations, divisions, reissues, or improvements thereof relating to the foregoing rights (together, “Intellectual Property Rights”), in and to all Content. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, you will not, through use of the Site, by virtue of these Terms or otherwise, acquire any rights whatsoever in any Content, including but not limited to any trademarks used on the Site.
2. Modifications to Site.
Mr. Karlsson reserves the right from time to time to temporarily or permanently modify or discontinue, and restrict or block access to the Site (or any part thereof) without notice. Mr. Karlsson will not be liable to you or any third party for any such modification, suspension, discontinuance or removal of the Site or any Content contained therein.
3. Prohibited Conduct.
(a) In your use of the Site, you agree to act responsibly in a manner demonstrating the exercise of good judgment. For example and without limitation, you agree not to:
(i) use the Site for any purpose in violation of local, state, national, or international laws;
(ii) insert your own or a third party's advertising, branding or other promotional content into any of the Content or use, redistribute, republish or exploit the Content for any further purposes, except as specifically allowed herein;
(iii) transmit, store or otherwise make available material which contains advertising, promotions, “junk mail”, “spam”, “pyramid schemes”, “chain letters” or solicitation of any kind;
(iv) infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including without limitation, intellectual property (i.e., patent, trademark, copyright, etc.), privacy, publicity or contractual rights;
(iii) engage in spidering, “screen scraping,” “database scraping,” harvesting of e-mail addresses, wireless addresses or other contact or personal information, or any other automatic means of obtaining lists of users or other information from or through the Site, including without limitation any information residing on any server or database connected to the Site or the services offered on or through the Site;
(ivi) interfere with, interrupt, damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site, the Content or the services made available on or through the Site, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial of service attacks, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology;
(vi) attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems through the Site;
(vii) alter information on or obtained from the Site;
(ix) transmit, store or otherwise make available material which is false, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, demeaning, offensive, pornographic, profane, sexually explicit, indecent, inappropriate, constitutes hate speech or which constitutes or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any local, state, national or international law; or
(ix) assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing.
(b) You further agree that you shall not attempt (or encourage or support anyone else's attempt) to circumvent, reverse engineer, decrypt, or otherwise alter or interfere with the Site or the Site’s services, or any Content thereof, or make any unauthorized use thereof. You agree that you shall not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site or any of its services. You shall not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made publicly available or provided for through the Site.
4. User Generated Content.
(a) You may have the ability to interact with the Site and with other users of the Site by posting comments, posting to message boards, and/or other interactive functionality (all such submissions and all information relating to such submissions shall be collectively referred to as “User Generated Content”). By submitting User Generated Content to the site, you hereby represent and warrant that:
(i) You own all rights in your User Generated Content and/or you have obtained all necessary rights in your User Generated Content to enable you to grant to Mr. Karlsson the rights in your User Generated Content described herein and to allow Mr. Karlsson to exercise all rights to such User Generated Content;
(ii) You have paid and/or will pay all fees and other obligations, of any kind, relating to any use of your User Generated Content;
(iii) You are the individual pictured and/or depicted in your User Generated Content or you have obtained permission from each person (including consent from the parent or guardian for any person who is under eighteen (18) years old) pictured and/or depicted in your User Generated Content, including but not limited to obtaining any necessary rights of publicity. Further, upon Mr. Karlsson’s request, you will provide all such permissions to Mr. Karlsson;
(iv) Your User Generated Content is not defamatory in nature, and the posting or use of your User Generated Content does not infringe the intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, patent, trademark, copyright, or trade secret rights), privacy, rights of publicity or any other legal or moral rights of any third party;
(v) Your User Generated Contents will not, and is not intended to, stalk, threaten, harass, or invade the privacy of other users of the Site or others;
(vi) Your User Generated Content will not constitute, aid, or encourage conduct that is a crime, tort, civil offense, or otherwise violates any laws, rules or regulations; and
(vii) Your User Generated Content does not use, or constitute, any trademark or any copyrighted material owned by Mr. Karlsson or others without a license of other permission to do so.
(b) You agree to keep all documentation necessary to establish that your User Generated Content does not violate any of the representations and warranties contained herein. You further agree to make such documentation available to Mr. Karlsson upon Mr. Karlsson’s request.
(c) You acknowledge and agree that the Site does not feature any technology that prevents other users from copying and/or redistributing your User Generated Content and that your User Generated Content may be copied.
(d) You acknowledge and agree that Mr. Karlsson has no obligation to pay or reimburse you for any use or copying of your User Generated Content.
(e) You acknowledge and agree that Mr. Karlsson may have already created, or may be in the process of creating content that may be substantially similar to your User Generated Content.
5. Ownership and License Rights for User Generated Content.
(a) Subject to the non-exclusive rights you grant to Mr. Karlsson under these Terms, you retain ownership of your copyrights and other intellectual property or proprietary rights in your User Generated Content.
(b) You hereby grant to Mr. Karlsson a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid up, perpetual, freely-transferable, freely sublicensable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, transmit, publicly perform, distribute, display, and create derivative works from your User Generated Content, in any form, media, or technology. You agree that Mr. Karlsson may use your user name and other information provided by you in connection with Mr. Karlsson’s use of your User Generated Content.
(c) You agree that Mr. Karlsson’s posting of your User Generated Content or Mr. Karlsson’s use of your User Generated Content in connection with the Site shall be sufficient consideration for the license granted to you by Mr. Karlsson under Subsection (b) above.
(d) You agree that Mr. Karlsson may refuse to post or remove posted User Generated Content in his sole discretion.
(e) You agree that Mr. Karlsson is under no obligation to remove or return any User Generated Content to you.
(f) The license granted to Mr. Karlsson in Section 5(b) extends to other users of the Site, but only to the extent necessary to allow other users to access the Site and Content.
6. Prohibited User Generated Content. You acknowledge and agree not to submit, generate, and/or post and Mr. Karlsson is free to remove any User Generated Content that, in Mr. Karlsson’s sole judgment, is detrimental to Mr. Karlsson or its users, including content that appears to be:
(i) untrue, misleading, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive to another person's privacy or protected data, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
(ii) infringing or alleged to be infringing upon a third party's rights, including any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary rights of any party, including, without limitation, any content that is the subject of any third party claim of infringement;
(iii) of a type that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships, such as inside information and proprietary and confidential information;
(iv) unsolicited, undisclosed or unauthorized advertising;
(v) software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(vi) data or information obtained through access that was not authorized by the owner of the data or information, or with respect to which such posting would constitute unauthorized use; or
(vii) in violation of any applicable local, state, national or international law, regulation, or statute (including export laws).
7. Intellectual Property Infringement.
(a) Mr. Karlsson takes intellectual property matters seriously. If you believe that your copyrighted material has been copied in a way that constitutes infringement or that your intellectual property rights have been infringed in any other way, please notify Mr. Karlsson’s agent for notice of claims of intellectual property infringement (“Mr. Karlsson’s Agent.”) Mr. Karlsson’s Agent may be contacted at the following:
(b) Due to security concerns, Mr. Karlsson’s Agent cannot accept e-mail attachments. Consequently, if you submit material via e-mail, please include all information in the body of the e-mail and not as an attachment.
(c) When contacting Mr. Karlsson’s Agent, please provide a written submission that includes all of the following information (the “Notice”):
(i.) an identification of the copyrighted work (or other intellectual property) that you claim is being infringed, or, if you believe multiple works are being infringed, a representative list of such works;
(ii.) a description of where the material at issue can be found at the Site (if possible, please provide a specific URL);
(iii.) your physical mailing address, telephone number and email address;
(iv.) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the disputed copyrighted work (or other intellectual property) is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law;
(v.) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; and
(vi.) your physical or electronic signature.
(d) Mr. Karlsson will remove any infringing material subject to the procedures outlined in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
8. Indemnification. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Mr. Karlsson, his employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, as well as other users of the Site, harmless from and against any claims, actions, demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from: (i) your use of and access to the Site; (ii) your use of the Content; (iii) the use, posting, etc. of User Generated Content; or (iv) your violation of any term of these Terms. Mr. Karlsson shall have the sole authority to direct and control the defense, settlement and/or compromise negotiations of any claims, actions, demands, liabilities or settlements for which you have an indemnification obligation, and you shall be responsible for reimbursing Mr. Karlsson for any costs, fees, and expenses (including attorneys fees) incurred by Mr. Karlsson related thereto. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms and your use of the Site.
9. Third Party Content. The Site may contain links, advertisements, and/or offers to other sites and resources on the Internet. Such links, advertisements, and/or offers do not constitute an endorsement by Mr. Karlsson of any such third-party sites, resources, or materials contained therein. Mr. Karlsson does not control, and is not responsible for, the availability, accuracy or privacy policies of such third party sites or any information, content, products, or services accessible from such third party sites. You acknowledge and agree that Mr. Karlsson is not responsible or liable for (a) the availability or accuracy of such sites or resources; or (ii) the content, advertising, or products or services on or available from such sites or resources. Your use or access of any third party links, advertisements, and/or offers is at your own risk, and you waive all claims against Mr. Karlsson and agree to hold Mr. Karlsson harmless for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as the result of your use, access or interaction with any third party link, advertisement, and/or offer.
10. Disclaimer of Warranties.
(a) YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
(b) MR. KARLSSON IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY VIRUSES OR OTHER ROUTINES THAT HARM YOUR COMPUTER OR SOFTWARE, WHICH YOU MAY COME IN CONTACT WITH WHILE USING THE SITE; NOR IS MR. KARLSSON RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE, MECHANICAL OR OTHERWISE, OF THE SITE OR OF ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. FURTHERMORE, WHEN USING THE SITE, INFORMATION WILL BE TRANSMITTED OVER A MEDIUM THAT MAY BE BEYOND THE CONTROL AND JURISDICTION OF MR. KARLSSON. ACCORDINGLY, MR. KARLSSON ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR OR RELATING TO ANY DELAY, FAILURE, INTERRUPTION, OR CORRUPTION OF ANY DATA OR OTHER INFORMATION OR MATERIAL TRANSMITTED TO OR RECEIVED FROM THE SITE.
(c) THE SITE AND THE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS. MR. KARLSSON, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
(d) MR. KARLSSON MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT THE CONTENT INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE, CURRENT CORRECT OR SUITABLE FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE; THAT THE CONTENT WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE CONTENT IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
11. Limitation of Liability.
(a) IN NO EVENT SHALL MR. KARLSSON AND HIS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ATTORNEYS, LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS, AND AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THESE TERMS, YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, OR YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT MR. KARLSSON AND HIS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, ATTORNEYS, LICENSORS, CONTRACTORS, AND AGENTS ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
(b) Without limiting Section 11(a), any claims arising from the Terms, the Site, and/or the Content must but brought within one (1) year of the date of the event giving rise to such action occurred. Remedies under these Terms are exclusive and are limited to those expressly provided for in these Terms.
12. Rights Reserved. Mr. Karlsson reserves the right, in his sole discretion, to refuse service or terminate your access to the Site or any of the Site’s services or features, including, without limitation, if Mr. Karlsson believes that your conduct violates applicable laws, these Terms or is harmful to the interests of Mr. Karlsson or other users.
(a) Mr. Karlsson makes no claims that the Site and the Content are appropriate for use in or may be downloaded or used outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.
(b) If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect.
(c) No waiver of any of these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.
(d) The following provisions survive the expiration or termination of these Terms for any reason whatsoever: Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitation of Liability, General, Rights Reserved, Indemnification, Jurisdiction and Governing Law, and Complete Agreement.
14. Jurisdiction and Governing Law.
(a) You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Mr. Karlsson, or in any way relating to your use of the Site or the Content, resides in the state courts of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and in the federal courts in the Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte Division, and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Mr. Karlsson or his employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers.
(b) These Terms and Conditions are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of North Carolina, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. To the maximum extent permitted by the governing law, these Terms and the transactions between Mr. Karlsson and you through the Site shall not be governed or affected by any version of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act enacted in any jurisdiction.
15. Complete Agreement.
You acknowledge that by using the site, no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied, or other relationship is created between you and Mr. Karlsson other than the express contractual relationship provided in these Terms and any other written agreement you may enter into with Mr. Karlsson. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Mr. Karlsson with respect to the use of the Site and the Content.
Thank you for your cooperation. Questions or comments regarding the Site should be submitted to Mr. Karlsson at:
c/o On the Path
9716-B Rea Rd. #61
Charlotte, NC 28277