Ukritic Terms of Use This is Actually Important. Please Read This Carefully...

This isn't just the usual "blah blah blah"... It directly affects how you can use Ukritic.com, legal issues surrounding what you publish on our site. Please read it carefully, and DO NOT use Ukritic.com in any capacity if you disagree with any of these terms.

These Terms of Use are effective as of February 28th, 2012. Any updates or changes to this agreement (both now and in the future) are summarized at the bottom of this page.

1. Acceptance of Terms

These terms and conditions ("Terms") govern the use of the Ukritic website (the "Website") and all related services provided by Ukritic Ventures, Inc. (the Website and related services are collectively referred to as the "Service") and constitute an agreement between you ("You") and Ukritic Ventures, Inc. ("UKRITIC").

Your use of the Service, including any new services, upgrades, or functions that may be made available by UKRITIC occasionally, is conditioned upon Your acceptance of and continued adherence to these Terms, as well as the policies outlined in our Privacy Policy and Rules Overview pages that supplement our Terms of Use.

UKRITIC reserves the right to alter or revise these Terms at any time without notice, unless such changes are substantial and significantly affect this agreement. Any substantial changes to these Terms will be announced to You at least 14 days before they come into effect. You can reject any such changes or amendments during this 14 day period by terminating your account.

Your continued use of the Service indicates Your acceptance of any and all revisisons to these Terms. UKRITIC reserves the right to suspend or terminate Your account at any time or discontinue Your access to the Service or remove your pages ("Krits") for any reason.

2. Definitions, Service Descriptions, Acronyms & More!

"Terms" - refers to this Terms of Use agreement between Ukritic Ventures, Inc and yourself.

"Website" - refers to Ukritic.com

"UKRITIC" - refers to our company, Ukritic Ventures, Inc

"Service" - refers to all of the collective services, applications, websites and other functionalities produced and offered by Ukritic Ventures, Inc

"You" - Hopefully you know what this refers to... but for the sake of our nitpicky lawyers - it refers to you as an individual, as well as any member or visitor of Ukritic.com

"Member" - refers to any person who creates an account on Ukritic.com

"Member Content" - Any content, including without limitation: comments, ratings, and Krit votes, that Members post on the Service other than on the Member’s Krit, and all images that Members post on the Service (including on the Member’s Krit).

"Krit" - refers to a review page that You can create on Ukritic.com as a Member.

"KritScore" - refers to a proprietary value that we assign to Your review pages ("Krits") based on a number of system signals, most notably other members voting it as "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" - but the score is mostly based on a variety of true-visitor behavioral metrics (to determine if a real visitor is spending time on and interacting with Your Krit). This score is represented by a relative number, in comparison to every other Krit in the Website.

A high KritScore signifies what our system detects as being a high-quality Krit, and a low KritScore signifies a low-quality krit. If a Krit falls below a certain threshold, we may remove it from the Website. Similarly, if a Krit is flagged by another member, UKRITIC will evaluate the report and may choose to remove the Krit from the Website.

A high KritScore will result in far more navigational exposure within the Website, including a higher ranking within the relevant Category listings, and possibly even a listing on the root page of Ukritic.com. This promotes far more search engine exposure, better rankings and more traffic for what our system deems as being quality content. We reserve the right to change or modify our KritScore algorithm at any time and without notice. Further, this KritScore algorithm is proprietary and we reserve the right to withhold specific information on its operation.

"Member Reputation" - refers to a scoring system very similar to KritScore, represented as a relative number, in comparison to every other member in the Website. Your Member Reputation score does have some bearing on your KritScore (and vice versa). Again, like KritScore, Member Reputation is determined by a multitude of signals within our system, and a high score reflects a member with comparitively excellent content and conduct, as well as a high level of activity.

A low score reflects a member with either little to no published Krits, or - in the case of members who do have several published Krits - it reflects an overall lack of Krit quality, as determined by our KritScore algorithm. Again, like KritScore, Member Reputation is a proprietary algorithm and we reserve the right to withhold specific information on its operation, as well as change or modify this algorithm at any time without notice.

Members who reach a certain Member Reputation score threshold may unlock certain priveleges in the Service, such as being able to publish Krits instantly, without first being moderated by our staff. In the same way, Members whose scores drop below a certain threshold may be reviewed by our staff, and their account(s) may be suspended, terminated or certain Krits of theirs may be removed. We reserve the right to change, modify, or remove these thresholds at any time without notice. We also reserve the right to revert, remove, change or modify any such priveleges that a Member unlocks by reaching a certain Member Reputation threshold, at any time without notice.

"SEO" - refers to Search Engine Optimization, and includes topics such as keyword optimization, onpage ranking factors, offsite ranking factors, backlinks, and otherwise any tactic or strategy employed by any person to increase exposure/visibility for a website or page in any major search engine service.

3. What You Can Do

You must register with UKRITIC and create a Member account in order to create and submit a Krit. UKRITIC, in its sole discretion and at any time, may change, remove, reclaim, and/or reassign the screen name/username associated with Your Member account (this potentially includes but is not limited to a trademark owner complaining about a screen name/username that infringes on their mark or causes consumer confusion).

You must be at least 18 years old to register as a Member. Your Member account gives You access to the services, applications and functions connected to the Service that we offer and may update/change or maintain at any time, at our sole discretion. UKRITIC makes no guarantee or implication as to the frequency of any updates or changes to the Service.

You must only create Krits that are truthful and based on either personal experience or reasonable research.

You must disclose any and all material connections to any product or service covered or mentioned in your Krit content. You can do this on Step 4 of the Krit creation process.

You must clearly state any legally required disclaimers, statements or notices in connection with any item you recommend, review or mention in any Krit you create. IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT YOUR KRIT CONTENT IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH ANY GOVERNING OR REGULATORY AGENCY THAT HAS THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE LAWS IN THE INDUSTRY PERTAINING TO YOUR KRIT(S).

You must only submit completely unique Krit content that is both entirely created by You from scratch, and where such Krit content is first published online in any capacity on the UKRITIC Website. (You can include embedded YouTube.com videos, quotations or snippets as deemed acceptable under the applicable "Fair Use" copyright laws and other media or content to which You have the legal right to repost as supportive elements to the Krit content that You submit, but these supportive elements cannot comprise a significant portion of the total Krit content submitted).

You must only create Krit content or post any other form of content that is appropriate for an audience that is at least 13 years old. (And with that said, your content must also be appropriate for anyone who is potentially 13 years old).

You must properly label any "adult content" as such when creating Your Krit. Adult content includes, but is not limited to, topics such as: swimsuits, sexual products, R-rated movies, music with explicit lyrics, and so on. Please note that only Members with a certain Reputation Score may be able to post adult content. Additionally, UKRITIC may charge a fee for a Member to post an adult-content Krit. This fee does not guarantee any special treatment, nor does it represent any exclusion from these Terms (such as our right to remove any Krit at our sole discretion, at any time, without notice). This fee that we may charge is nonrefundable.

You are solely responsible for any and all activities occurring or content that is posted under Your account. If You discover any unauthorized activity under Your account, please alert UKRITIC immediately, by using our contact form at http://ukritic.com/page/contact.

You are solely responsible for Your Krit Content, as well as Your Member Content.

You must follow the specific and stated guidelines for publishing comments, ratings, voting on Krits, reporting Krits and/or Members, and other forms of content that are posted on the Service.

You may only use Krit Content to which You have the necessary rights, including (but not limited to) intellectual property rights regarding copyright, trademark, and trade secrets. This means, among other things, that You must have permission to use third party content from the content owners.

4. What You CAN'T Do

The following activities are expressly prohibited within the Service and may result in Krit removal, account suspension, account termination or in extreme cases reporting a Member to an applicable law enforcement agency;

Distributing malware/spyware/adware/viruses or any other type of involuntary application/script to visitors.

Creating doorway/redirection pages.

Creating misleading content.

Creating any form of content or linking to any third party site that is, or can be construed as: pornographic, defamatory, libelous, tortuous, vulgar, obscene, invasive of privacy, racially or ethnically objectionable, hateful, promoting or providing instructional information about illegal activities, promoting any act of cruelty to animals, or is otherwise offensive.

Creating any form of content that targets children under the age of 13

Creating multiple accounts.

Distributing, transmitting or displaying any third-party content, data or otherwise goods that you are not authorized to redistribute or share. This includes copyrighted material, trademarks outside the realm of fair usage, files, links or data that you are unauthorized to share - and so on. UKRITIC is a fair harbor platform and we can't endorse the content on our pages; if you have an issue with another user's content, please contact that individual directly first. If that is not feasible or if user is nonresponsive, please contact us here, and we may be able to review or remove the page in question.

Submitting any form of content in breach of a confidentiality or fiduciary obligation You may have.

Accessing or manipulating Ukritic with any form of spidering software, or any other type of automated script/software that in any way interacts with our site (ie. Automatically creating accounts, clicking on ads, voting on Krits, or otherwise submitting signals or content of any kind).

Hacking or modifying any page on Ukritic in any way, with the obvious exception of editing one of your own Krits.

Impersonating another person, Member, entity, or any representative or employee of UKRITIC

Using unsolicited email, traffic exchanges, low quality traffic services (ie. popup/pop-under networks) or disruptive social media tactics to drive traffic to any page on Ukritic.

Creating largely similar content.

Creating any form of content or using the Service for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, or to promote or make solicitations for any illegal or unauthorized activity.

Violating any Federal, Provincial or local laws. If you are creating a Krit outside of Canada, you must comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content

Creating more than one Krit for a particular product or service. (Please note: This only applies to Krits You have already submitted/published. It does not apply to Krits that others have published - You are allowed to publish Krits about products or services that other Members have already reviewed).

Spamming/disrupting other members via commenting, reporting, voting, contacting or otherwise using Ukritic in any way to reach our member base beyond what is considered a normal interaction (as deemed solely by us).

Mining or attempting to extract any member data, or for that matter anything from Ukritic, whether automatically or manually.

Copying or using another member's content without their permission.

Attempting to bypass our link redirection system and use Ukritic for any type of external SEO-related purpose, ie. trying to link from a Ukritic page to your site or a client's site.

Creating content of any form about topics that UKRITIC, in its sole discretion, deems as being too controversial or spammy for inclusion on the Website. More information about these topics can be found on our Rules page and inside the Member dashboard area, in the Tutorials section.

Using blackhat or spammy SEO tactics (as deemed by us, such as creating user profiles on different sites to gain backlinks) to promote your own Krits, or any page of Ukritic, for that matter.

5. Ukritic Can Discontinue, Change or Modify the Service At Any Time, Without Notice

UKRITIC reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service or any portion thereof at any time, without liability to You or any third party. In addition, UKRITIC, in its sole discretion, may terminate Your password, account or use of or access to the Service, and remove and delete any Krits or Member Content, for any reason.

6. Ownership & Proprietary Rights: Our Content, Your Content, And More...

The Service and any software used in connection with the Service ("Software") contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Except as expressly authorized by UKRITIC, You agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Software, in whole or in part. In addition, the content, architecture, graphics, and specific processes & layouts related to the Service are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks, intellectual property and other proprietary rights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by You of any of these elements is expressly prohibited. The only exception(s) would be plugins or embeddable widgets that UKRITIC may provide to its Members or people who visit the Website.

Members can incorporate various forms of Content into their Krits. UKRITIC does not claim ownership of the Content you place on your Krits. The Content will be owned by you, or the third party from whom you obtained permission to post the content. By placing Content on your Krits, however, you grant UKRITIC a worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license, for as long as your Krit is displayed on the Website, to reproduce, display, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your Krit on UKRITIC. UKRITIC may preserve and store Content, and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law or if UKRITIC believes in good faith that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process (e.g., subpoenas); (b) enforce these Terms of Use; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of UKRITIC, its users and the public.

The Member, and not UKRITIC, will be fully responsible for all forms of Content that is uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise made available by the Member on his or her Krits, and/or their comments, ratings, Member Content, and any other form of content on the Website.

UKRITIC cannot guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. UKRITIC does pre-screen Content in order to ensure certain editorial standards, but only based on a very specific set of criteria, and only as it pertains to our own internal product review standards and content uniqueness. UKRITIC IN NO WAY MONITORS OR SCREENS ANY SUBMITTED CONTENT TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH ANY REGULATORY AGENCY OR ANY FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, LOCAL OR INTERNATIONAL LAWS. However, even if a Krit passes moderation and is published, UKRITIC will have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse or remove any Content in a Krit for any reason, including Content that may violate these Terms, or that is otherwise objectionable. UKRITIC also cannot take responsibility for anything that visitors may do in reliance on the Content Members post in their Krits or Member Content.

The bottom line is that if you publish it anywhere on Ukritic.com - YOU, and not UKRITIC - are solely responsible.

7. Trademarks & Service Marks

"Ukritic" and "KritScore"are UKRITIC service marks or trademarks and protected by applicable laws. Other product and company names mentioned on the Service may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

8. Links to Third Party Websites

Your Krit(s) and the Service may include links to other sites or resources over which UKRITIC has no control or responsibility. UKRITIC does not monitor, investigate or check these sites for accuracy or completeness. As a result, UKRITIC is not responsible for the content or advertising on such sites, products or other materials which they may provide, such sites’ availability, or any damages caused or alleged to be caused in connection with such external websites. All such external websites included as links in Your Krit or accessed by You via the Service is done at Your own risk and with Your own liability.

Similarly, UKRITIC may provide tools or modules that simplify the process of adding links to your Krit Content or other forms of content on the Website. However, UKRITIC is only simplifying the addition of third-party websites that it does not pre-screen, monitor or control - and therefore is not responsible for any objectional effect the posting of such links may incur. You are still solely responsible for any links to third-party websites that are posted within any content you submit to, or publish on, the Website.

9. Affiliate Marketing on Ukritic.com

UKRITIC is merely a publishing platform that is potentially optimized for Members to publish product-focused content, who have an affiliate account in good standing with any particular affiliate network or vendor, and who wish to potentially refer their Krit visitors via their affiliate link to a vendor who sells the product in question.

UKRITIC does not directly coordinate or facilitate the tracking of any referred sales or actions. UKRITIC is, for all intents and purposes, simply a possible alternative to creating Your own website on your own domain name.

UKRITIC does not guarantee or imply any partnership, compatibility or approval from or with any affiliate program or affiliate network.

UKRITIC can not control, nor can it be held liable or accountable for, the decisions of any affiliate network or affiliate program who may or may not allow their affiliates to promote an offer on the Website.

IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT ANY USAGE OF THE UKRITIC WEBSITE COMPLIES WITH THE TERMS OF ANY AFFILIATE AGREEMENT YOU MAY HAVE WITH ANY PARTICULAR COMPANY, ENTITY OR NETWORK.

10. Disclosure of Material Connections

(a) UKRITIC may have a marketing or affiliate connection to products or services linked-to or otherwise made available on the Service. Through the use of advertising, marketing or affiliate links contained on the Service, UKRITIC may collect fees from transactions conducted or purchases made. UKRITIC makes this disclosure in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

(b) If You endorse any products or services on the Service for which there is a connection that might materially affect the weight or credibility of the endorsement, You must fully disclose the connection. THIS INCLUDES ENDORSEMENTS WHERE YOU ARE AN AFFILIATE FOR THE PRODUCT OR SERVICE. For additional information, please review 16 CFR, Part 255 "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

11. Industry-Specific Disclaimers in Your Krit

You must clearly state any legally required disclaimers, statements or notices in connection with any item you recommend, review or mention in any Krit you create. IT IS YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT YOUR KRIT CONTENT IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH ANY GOVERNING OR REGULATORY AGENCY THAT HAS THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO ENFORCE LAWS IN THE INDUSTRY PERTAINING TO YOUR KRIT(S).

12. Misrepresentation, Libel & Damages

You must not misrepresent, spread libel or otherwise publish/post any false or unsupported content on the Website that could potentially cause damage to an individual, a company or otherwise any third party - this applies to Your Krits, and your Member Content, including but not limited to comments, ratings and member profile information.

Again, the Member, and not UKRITIC, will be fully responsible for all forms of Content that is uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise made available by the Member on his or her Krits, and/or their comments, ratings, Member Content, and any other form of content on the Website.

13. Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Your use of UKRITIC signifies complete understanding and acceptance of our privacy policy, and you provide full consent to the Service to handle, store and use your submitted & personal information as stated in the privacy policy.

Our privacy policy is available at http://ukritic.com/page/privacy

14. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold UKRITIC and its partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information, attorneys, advertisers and affiliates harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to your violation of these Terms or use of the Service.

15. Disclaimers

a) Official Content Disclaimer:

Regarding all content provided directly by UKRITIC and its staff (and not including any product reviews, but including areas such as the "Learn More" pages, featured news, and so on) - UKRITIC intends that this specific content, data and information contained in this website be as accurate and reliable as possible; however, errors can sometimes happen. In addition, changes and improvements to the content provided herein may be made by UKRITIC at any time.

Under no circumstances will UKRITIC be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through our official content on this website. It is your sole responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, data, advice or other content available through this website.

b) User-Contributed Content Disclaimer:

Regarding all content provided directly by any member, contracted writer or otherwise unofficial content (including any product reviews, user comments, user ratings, and so on) - UKRITIC makes absolutely no guarantee or warranty as to the accuracy, reliability or usefulness of such content. Furthermore, in every respect all such user-contributed content should be considered to be "for entertainment purposes only", and in no way should be construed as any kind of professional advice or content having any fitness for a particular purpose.

Under no circumstances will UKRITIC be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information obtained through any user-contributed content on this website. It is your sole responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, opinion, data, advice or other content available through this website.

c) VERY IMPORTANT:

THIS WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH IT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS". UKRITIC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, CONTRIBUTORS, CONTRACTORS OFFICERS, AFFILIATES & EMPLOYEES DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER RELATING TO THIS WEBSITE AND ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED HEREIN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

16. Limitation of Liability

USE OF THIS WEBSITE AND/OR UKRITIC'S SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. UKRITIC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, CONTRIBUTORS, CONTRACTORS OFFICERS, AFFILIATES & EMPLOYEES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR OTHER INJURY ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE AND/OR UKRITIC'S SERVICES OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEBSITE, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO RELIANCE BY YOU ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED AT THIS WEBSITE, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAILS, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, TRAP DOORS, BACK DOORS, EASTER EGGS, TIME BOMBS, CANCELBOTS OR OTHER CODE OR COMPUTER PROGRAMMING ROUTINES THAT CONTAIN CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES OR THAT ARE INTENDED TO DAMAGE, DETRIMENTALLY INTERFERE WITH, SURREPTITIOUSLY INTERCEPT OR EXPROPRIATE ANY SYSTEM, DATA OR PERSONAL INFORMATION, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO UKRITIC RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, WHETHER RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF UKRITIC AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, CONTRIBUTORS, CONTRACTORS OFFICERS, AFFILIATES & EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

17. Security of Your Data

UKRITIC makes every effort to ensure that its systems are as secure as possible, safeguarding Your information. However, nobody can guarantee 100% "security" in an online environment, and though UKRITIC employs the use of all the latest security and anti-hacking technology - we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third-parties cannot (illegally) gain access to your personal information. You therefore acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.

18. Third-Party References

UKRITIC provides Members with "Source Links", so that they can provide supportive research to back up their opinion on a given product or service in their Krit. Members are required to provide at least two quality and/or unbiased sources to support their opinion in the event that they have not personally used or experienced a product or service.

As a result the Website may include links to other sites or resources over which UKRITIC has no control or responsibility. UKRITIC does not monitor, investigate or check these sites for accuracy or completeness. As a result, UKRITIC is not responsible for the content or advertising on such sites, products or other materials which they may provide, such sites’ availability, or any damages caused or alleged to be caused in connection with such external websites. All such external websites included as links on the Website or accessed by You via the Service is done at Your own risk and with Your own liability.

19. Copyright & Trademark Infringement

UKRITIC respects the rights of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you believe that your content or other work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us here immediately: http://ukritic.com/page/contact

DMCA and/or infringement notices will be followed up on within 48 hours of receipt. We may require further action on your end at that point, although we generally lean towards content removal where evidence is well-documented or the offence is obvious.

20. Governing Law, and Entire Agreement

These Terms are governed by the laws of the British Columbia, without regard to the rules of conflict of law that may cause the laws of another jurisdiction to apply. You agree to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal or provincial courts serving the City of Victoria in the Province of Biritish Columbia in the event of any dispute of any kind arising from or relating to the Site or Services, or your use or review of it. The Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of these Terms to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms will continue in full force and effect.

21. Waiver

Failure of UKRITIC to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision in that or any other instance.

22. Assignment

These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by UKRITIC without restriction.

23. Notices

UKRITIC will send activity notifications to Members based on important events that occur on the Website which affect their account. For example, when a review has been approved (or denied) by UKRITIC moderation staff.

Members can generally unsubscribe or opt out of all but the most crucial notifications. In the case of crucial system announcements (such as a substantial change to the Terms of Use, legal notices, and other essential information), users cannot unsubscribe or opt-out. In order to completely opt-out of receiving crucial notices, a Member will have to terminate his or her UKRITIC account.

For full details please see our Privacy Policy here: http://ukritic.com/page/privacy

24. Dispute Resolution

By accepting these Terms of Use, you acknowledge that if at some point you feel as though you have a dispute with UKRITIC, you agree to abide by the following dispute resolution process:

You agree to read our entire Learn More sections and our entire Tutorials section in the Members dashboard area to see if your question or concern has already been addressed.

If the above does not address your issue, you agree to contact us and explain your problem to us here: http://ukritic.com/page/contact

If your problem is not resolved via email communications, you agree to send us a letter, by registered mail, to:

Ukritic Ventures, Inc
305-327 Maitland Road
Victoria BC
V9A 7G7
Canada

If, after 14 days of us receiving Your registered letter, You haven't found a satisfactory resolution, You agree to submit to binding arbitration, to be conducted by a member of the Arbitrators Association of British Columbia, in British Columbia, at Your expense. If You win, UKRITIC will pay the arbitration expenses and Your reasonable attorney's fees. If we win, You agree to do the same for us.

By accepting these terms, You waive Your right to go to court and you explicitly waive Your right to participate in a class action lawsuit.

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