Terms of Service
What is Monolithic.org?
The Monolithic.org Website is an industry website devoted to the advocacy of the Monolithic Dome. We publish content (video, photos, text) such as news, white papers, feature stories, and promotional materials related to the Monolithic Dome industry.
Monolithic grants you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use monolithic.org in the manner described herein.
This means that you can read, listen to, watch, and intellectually consume everything on the Site. In exchange, we ask that you use the Site in the manner and spirit for which it was created and that you adhere to the policies that govern the Site’s use.
So in case it is unclear, you are NOT permitted to interrupt the serving of our Site, introduce malicious code to our forum, assist anyone in misusing the Site in any way, or use the Site to violate the law or the safety or dignity of another person in any way. It takes a lot of work to make this site run. Be cool.
You can browse and read the entire site without logging in. However, if you wish to contribute content you must create an account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information. You are solely responsible for all activity that occurs with your account, regardless of whether you have authorized such activities. If the security of your account has been compromised, contact us immediately at [email protected].
We may, in our sole discretion and without any forewarning, suspend or terminate your account for violating these Terms, or for any other reason we choose. We can remove your User Content without any forewarning, for any reason we choose. And even when we don’t terminate you or remove your stuff, we want to be clear that it does not imply that we assume any responsibility for, or endorse your User Content.
We can also remove the content we post on our site, without any forewarning, for any reason we choose.
The United States government has put limits on our ability to accept users under a certain age through the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. Nobody under 13 may create an account or use any part of the Site that requires the submission of personally identifiable information, like email or name. Any account that is created by a person under 13 will be terminated and any content created will be removed from the Site.
Linking to monolithic.org with attribution is allowed and encouraged. Link to the Website. Do not hot-link directly to images themselves. Content may be used for personal and non-commercial use. Permission must be obtained for using any content for commercial use.
This concept is confusing to a few people (spammers) so we will give an example. If you wish to use some of our material in a school classroom setting for teaching students about our the Monolithic Dome, that is an excellent non-commercial use and we encourage it. If you wish to copy pages from Monolithic.org and republish them on a site surrounded by ads, that is a commercial use and not allowed without permission.
We reserve all copyrights for our content. We may, at our discretion, request and require removal of any Monolithic content for any reason from any form of publication.
Anything submitted — via email or by an account — including letters, comments, images, videos, text, or other works, are considered User Content. By submitting content you assert that you have all the relevant copyright, trademark, and intellectual property rights to make that work available or have a well-reasoned belief that your republication of the work is a “fair use.”.
By submitting User Content, you grant us an unlimited license to use your content in any way we choose. This includes creative uses such as republishing the work on our ad-supported Website, forums, and elsewhere, and practical uses such as copying your content to make back ups of it, displaying it on the website, and distributing and modifying it as needed to make the Site work.
Because our servers are located remotely, and because User Content is retained indefinitely, you grant us these rights worldwide and irrevocably, and agree that we don’t owe you royalties for any use of your content based on these rights.
All other content is copyright Monolithic Dome Institute.
It should go without saying, but we’ll say it anyway: this Website contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by the Monolithic. Please be aware that We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. This Terms of Service applies only to this Website.
No implied endorsement
Monolithic takes no responsibility for, nor assumes any liability, and expressly does not endorse or share the opinion of your User Content.
Indemnities and warranties
When you create content, you are solely responsible for it and the opinions that you express are your own. You will not hold us responsible [you indemnify us] for any User Content that violates any law or infringes the rights of any third party.
In the legal world, indemnify means you agree to hold Monolithic, its officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and defend them against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, arising out of or in any way arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Site, Services, and all Monolithic.org and User Content, your violation of these Terms of Service, your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any intellectual property right, publicity, confidentiality, property or privacy right; or (iv) or any claim that your User Content caused damage to a third party.
MONOLITHIC WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR USE OF THE MONOLITHIC.ORG WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, OR DATA.
Any claim or dispute between you and Monolithic arising out of or relating to these Terms, in whole or in part, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without respect to its conflict of laws provisions.
We may modify our Terms at any time.
These terms of service are based on the clearly written terms of service agreement on boingboing.net. These terms are separate from their terms and in no way implies a relationship between BoingBoing.net and Monolithic.org. We are just very grateful for their good work and want to thank them.
Last revision — 5 February 2015