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By posting or submitting content on or to the service (regardless of the form or medium with respect to such content, whether text, videos, photographs, audio or otherwise), you are giving New Hiker, and its affiliates, agents and third party contractors the right to display or publish such content on the service and its affiliated publications (either in the form submitted or in the form of a derivative or adapted work such as a print publication), to store such content, and to distribute such content and use such content for promotional and marketing purposes. You agree that you will not: (i) submit material that 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 their rightful owner to post the material and to grant Mad Meta all of the rights granted herein; (ii) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage Mad Meta or any third party; (iii) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate; or (iv) post advertisements or solicitations of business.
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You shall not upload, post or otherwise make available on the Community Areas any material protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner of the copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. You are responsible for determining that such material is not protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, or any other harm resulting from any uploading, posting or submission. You hereby grant to Mad Meta, and their respective affiliates worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any message posted on New Hiker and/or any e-mail sent by you to Mad Meta or New Hiker (in whole or in part) and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.
You may not (i) select or use a member name or e-mail address of another person with the intention of impersonating that person; (ii) use a member name or e-mail address of anyone else without authorization; (iii) use a member name in violation of the intellectual property rights of any person; or (iv) use a member name that Mad Meta considers to be offensive. You shall provide Mad Meta with accurate, complete and updated information provided by you at the time of registration. You shall not engage in any activity that is contrary to or which would adversely affect the purpose or intention of Mad Meta or New Hiker, including but not limited to, actually or attempting to manipulate, corrupt or otherwise affect the outcome of the New Hiker’s services, in whole or in part, by, among other methods, registering multiple accounts under the same or different names.
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You represent, warrant, and covenant that you shall not upload, post, distribute or transmit through Mad Meta any information that (i) restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying Mad Meta, (ii) in Mad Meta’s discretion is unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, or indecent, (iii) constitutes or encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or violate the law, (iv) violates, plagiarizes, or infringes on the rights of third parties, (v) contains a computer virus or other harmful component, or (vi) constitutes or contains false or misleading indications of origin or statements of fact.
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