Introduction/Consent to Terms
No quotes from any material on ZMAG, LLC websites and apps may be used in any media without attribution to ZMAG, LLC and affiliated brands (Victor Media Productions, for example).
Any other use of ZMAG, LLC content requires prior written permission from ZMAG, LLC. For permission requests, please contact us via email at our Contact Page.
Through certain features of ZMAG, LLC websites and apps, users may post, upload, transmit and/or otherwise submit (“Submit”) comments, messages, other text, photos, images, story ideas, essays, and other content and materials, and make recommendations, on or through ZMAG, LLC websites and apps (“User Materials”). You acknowledge that User Materials may be routed through our servers, the servers of one or more third parties on our behalf, and the internet, and may be viewed by ZMAG, LLC staff and on the internet by the general public. You acknowledge that ZMAG, LLC websites and apps and their features are for public and not private communications.
We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit User Materials at any time and for any reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so. If we elect to screen User Materials, there may be a delay in the posting of such content to allow for a review process. If we have questions about your User Materials, we have the right, but not the duty, to contact you for further information, including, for example, to verify that you own the copyright or otherwise have the rights to post the User Materials.
You retain the copyright and other ownership rights in any User Materials that you submit on or through ZMAG, LLC websites and apps.
By submitting User Materials on or through ZMAG, LLC websites and apps, you hereby grant to ZMAG, LLC and other Content Providers and their respective licensees, a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable license to use, copy, sublicense, modify, transmit, publicly perform, display, create derivative works of, host, index, cache, tag, encode and/or adapt your User Materials in any and all media formats or channels, whether now known or hereafter created, including but not limited to, ZMAG, LLC websites and apps, third party licensee websites, over the air (on radio or television), and on mobile platforms, without payment and without further consent or notice to you. You further grant to ZMAG, LLC and its licensees, the right to contact you in connection with your User Materials and to use your name, city and state and other information that you have provided in connection with the User Materials.
ZMAG, LLC does not allow framing of ZMAG, LLC websites and apps.
Links to ZMAG, LLC websites and apps
ZMAG, LLC encourages and permits links to content on ZMAG, LLC websites and apps. However, ZMAG, LLC is an organization committed to the highest journalistic standards and to independent, noncommercial journalism, both in fact and appearance. Therefore, the linking should not (a) suggest that ZMAG, LLC promotes or endorses any third party’s causes, ideas, websites, products or services, or (b) use ZMAG, LLC content for inappropriate commercial purposes or in any way that is unlawful or harmful to any other person or entity or to ZMAG, LLC. We reserve the right to withdraw permission for any link.
Links to Third Party Sites
ZMAG, LLC has provided links to internet sites maintained by third parties, over which ZMAG, LLC has no control. ZMAG, LLC does not endorse the content, operators, products or services of such sites, and ZMAG, LLC is not responsible or liable for the content, operators, availability, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites. ZMAG, LLC is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, products or services available on or through such sites.
Use of Third Party Services
ZMAG, LLC provides podcasts (the “Podcasts”) consisting of selected audio content from ZMAG, LLC and other content providers, available via ZMAG, LLC websites and apps, that are provided over the internet using an XML feed and an associated audio file so that the audio file may be downloaded and played from a user’s computer or transferred to a portable listening device. Podcasts are available for personal, noncommercial use only. You may download, copy and/or transfer to a portable listening device the Podcasts for your personal, noncommercial use only, provided that you do not modify the content. You also may link to Podcasts from your web site, blog or similar application, as long as (a) the links redirect the user to ZMAG, LLC websites and apps when the user clicks on them, (b) you do not insert any intermediate page, splash page or other content between the links and the applicable ZMAG, LLC web page, (c) the linking does not suggest that ZMAG, LLC promotes or endorses any third party’s causes, ideas, websites, products or services, (d) you do not use ZMAG, LLC content for inappropriate commercial purposes, and (e) you provide attribution to ZMAG, LLC adjacent to the link. ZMAG, LLC reserves the right to discontinue providing Podcasts and to require that you cease accessing or using the Podcasts, or any content contained in the Podcasts, at any time for any reason.
Disclosure of Online Communications
You are cautioned that any online communications, on ZMAG, LLC websites and apps or any websites, may not be fully confidential or otherwise remain private. Despite privacy settings and other controls, anything that is sent on the internet is public. In addition, you should be aware that federal postal regulations do not protect electronic mail. ZMAG, LLC will make its best efforts to safeguard your privacy and will only knowingly disclose any such information if required to do so as a result of a legal proceeding.
Rogue Programming and Viruses
ZMAG, LLC is not responsible for any computer virus, trojan horse, time bomb, worm, or any other rogue programming (“Rogue Programming”) that may be contained in any of the information or software contained on ZMAG, LLC websites and apps. ZMAG, LLC has no obligation to detect the presence of any Rogue Programming. Any downloading of software or other materials or any other use of the information on ZMAG, LLC websites and apps is at your risk, and you are advised to take adequate precautions to minimize any loss to your system caused by Rogue Programming, including use of anti-virus programs and proper backup of files. You agree not to post, transmit, or make available in any way through ZMAG, LLC websites and apps any software or other materials that contain Rogue Programming.
Rules for Use of the Service
By using the Service, including by registering for the Service, submitting User Materials, using Content Feeds or Podcasts, or by using any other features of ZMAG, LLC websites and apps, you agree to the following rules:
You must be at least 18 years of age to register for or participate in the social networking features of ZMAG, LLC websites and apps; submit any User Materials or personally-identifying information on or through ZMAG, LLC websites and apps; participate in any contests; and/or place an order through the ZMAG, LLC Online Shop. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, you may browse ZMAG, LLC websites and apps or register for email newsletters or other features of the Service with the consent of your parent(s) or guardian(s), so long as you do not submit any User Materials. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not send any information about yourself, including your name, address or email address. If we discover that we have collected any personally-identifying information from a child under the age of 13, we reserve the right to remove that information from our databases; however we are not under any obligation to do so.
You may not submit any User Materials anonymously or under a false name or a false email address. You may not impersonate another user or provide any false information about yourself.
You may not submit any User Materials or links to material that is libelous, defamatory, false, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, violent, abusive, threatening, harassing, discriminatory, in violation of the law, harmful to children, in violation of third-party privacy rights, or that constitutes hate speech or a personal attack.
The Service can only be used for personal, non-commercial purposes. You cannot submit any material containing any solicitation of funds, advertising, promotion, solicitation for goods and services, or recruiting. You may not use ZMAG, LLC websites and apps or other Content Provider websites for political campaigning, recruiting votes, or soliciting support for legislative or other initiatives.
You may not submit any software or other material which contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful computer code, files, scripts, agents, programs or device. You may not use the Service to distribute chain letters, mass mailings, “spam,” or duplicative or unsolicited messages in violation of applicable laws, or to gather usernames and/or email addresses for the purpose of sending unsolicited email or other communications to other users of the Service.
You may not interfere with or disrupt the integrity or performance of ZMAG, LLC websites and apps or other Content Provider websites, or any portion or contents thereof, or use these websites in any way which degrades their reliability, speed or operation, or their underlying hardware or software. In addition, you may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to these websites or related systems or networks.
The Service and any content, materials, User Materials, features or products available or sold on or through the Service are available on an “as is” and “as available” basis, without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. ZMAG, LLC does not warrant that the Service will be uninterrupted or error-free, nor does ZMAG, LLC make any warranties as to the results that may be obtained from use of the Service or endorse, recommend, or make any warranties as to the accuracy, reliability or content of, any content, information, materials, User Materials, features, service, products, opinions, or statements available on or through the Service or through links on the Service. Use of this Service is entirely at your own risk.
Content on ZMAG, LLC websites and apps is not intended to substitute for professional advice of any kind. In particular, nothing contained on ZMAG, LLC websites and apps is or should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding personal health or medical conditions. Never disregard or avoid professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on ZMAG, LLC websites and apps.
Limitation of Liability
In no event will ZMAG, LLC, its directors, officers, employees, members, or third party program producers and podcast providers be liable (a) for any indirect, consequential, special, incidental or punitive damages, arising out of the use or inability to use the Service, including without limitation use of or reliance on information available on ZMAG, LLC websites and apps, interruptions, errors, defects, mistakes, omissions, deletions of files, delays in operation or transmission, nondelivery of information, disclosure of communications, or any other failure of performance, (b) relating to any content or products available or sold on or through the Service, or (c) in connection with any third party content or materials (including User Materials) or the defamatory, infringing, offensive or illegal conduct of any third party. In no event will ZMAG, LLC, its directors, officers, employees, members, or third party program producers and podcast providers be liable for any amount in excess of $100.
Right to Change ZMAG, LLC websites and apps
ZMAG, LLC has the right to change ZMAG, LLC websites and apps, terminate or cease providing ZMAG, LLC websites and apps, or delete content, materials or features in any way, at any time or for any reason or no reason.
The Service is controlled and operated within the United States. ZMAG, LLC makes no representation that content, materials or products available on or through the Service are appropriate or available for use outside of the United States. If you access the Service from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with applicable laws, including local laws regarding online conduct and content and United States export laws and regulations.