Terms of Service

BY ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE AND ANY PAGES THEREOF, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“TERMS”) BELOW. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BELOW, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY PAGES THEREOF. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE TERMS, PLEASE CONTACT THE POINT MAGAZINE, INC. (THE “MAGAZINE”, “WE”, “OUR” OR “US”) AT info@thepointmag.com.

General Use Restrictions


The Magazine, or third parties granting rights to the Magazine, holds all right, title and interest in and to the information and content on this website (the “Website”). These materials, including, but not limited to, (i) the company names, trade names, logos and designs (“Trademarks”) owned by the Magazine; (ii) other trademarks appearing on the Website; and (iii) text, art prints and audio content, are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws.

Just as we require users to respect our copyrights and trademarks, we respect the copyrights and trademarks of others.  You may use such information and content and display and print out pages from this Website solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that any print-outs retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices.

Except as expressly authorized herein, you have no right to copy, download, display, perform, reproduce, distribute, modify, edit, alter or enhance any of the information or content on this Website in any manner. You are expressly prohibited from using or misusing any Trademarks, except as provided in these Terms, and nothing otherwise stated or implied on the Website confers on you any license or right to do so.

Unauthorized use of this Website or misuse of any information or content posted on this Website is strictly prohibited. Unauthorized use of any Trademarks, including reproduction, imitation, dilution or confusing or misleading uses, is prohibited under the trademark laws of the United States and other countries. The limited permission granted by this Privacy Policy terminates automatically, without notice to you, if you breach any of these Terms.

Without limiting the foregoing, the use of the information and content on this Website on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose, or any other republication or redistribution of any such information and content, including, without limitation, framing this Website, or any of its pages, within another website, is prohibited without our express prior written permission.

Comments


The Magazine reserves the right to at any time, without notice, and in our sole discretion: (i) edit any comments you provide to the Website in response to a blog posting (“Comments”); (ii) not include any such Comment on the Website; (iii) remove some or all of any such Comment from our servers, from the Website and from any other form or media; and (iv) terminate your ability to post Comments to the Website.

Your Comments may not include any material that (a) defames, threatens, harasses, abuses or slanders any person; (b) invades or infringes any person’s rights of privacy or publicity; (c) violates copyrights or other intellectual property rights or that is otherwise unlawful; (d) is sexually explicit or obscene; (e) constitutes advertisements; or (f) solicits business.

When you provide a Comment to the Website, you agree to accept sole responsibility for, and assume all liability (including for claims of infringement, libel and slander) associated with, such Comment, including the information, statements, facts, and material contained therein.

By providing a Comment to the Website, you grant us a world-wide, royalty free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive and freely sublicenseable right and license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display your Comment anywhere, for any purpose, whether commercial or non-commercial, and in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.  

E-mail


If you send us an E-mail, please be advised that the Internet is not a secure method of transmitting information. We shall have no liability for any loss or damage that results from interception and/or unauthorized use by third parties of any information you send by E-mail. For information regarding our use of your E-mail address, please review our Privacy Policy, which is available here.

Third-Party Interaction and Links to Third-Party Websites


Opinions and other statements expressed by contributors are theirs alone and not opinions of the Magazine.  Content created by any contributor is the sole responsibility of the contributor and its accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed by the Magazine.

As a convenience for you, this Website may contain links to third-party websites that are not under our control or third parties may link to this Website. Links to or from a third-party website, whether provided by us or not, do not imply any affiliation between us and the website owner, or an endorsement, approval, or verification by us of any information or content available on such third-party websites. We do not periodically review these third-party websites and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for the accuracy or completeness of the content on any such third-party websites. These third-party websites may have a privacy policy different from ours and such third party websites may provide less security than this Website. By providing access to other websites, we are not recommending the purchase or sale of products or services provided by the sponsoring organization of any linked website.

Availability


Not all of the products described on this Website are available worldwide and we do not make any representation or warranty that you will be able to obtain the products described herein in your jurisdiction.

Severability


If any provision or portion of these Terms is held in whole or in part to be unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of that provision and the Terms will be severable and will remain in effect to the extent consistent with the intent of the Terms.

Terms of Sale


Nothing on the Website constitutes a binding offer to sell, rent, auction, distribute, or give away merchandise, products, and/or services. We reserve the right at any time after receipt of your order to accept or decline such order, or any potion thereof, or to not ship to particular addresses, even after your receipt of an order or bid confirmation or after you have been charged. Any prices displayed on the Website are quoted in U.S. dollars and are intended to be valid and effective only in the United States. In the event magazines, subscriptions, books, or other merchandise are listed at an incorrect price, we have the right to refuse or cancel orders placed at the incorrect price, regardless of whether the order or bid has been confirmed or you have been charged. If your order is canceled by us after you have been charged, we will issue a credit. We reserve the right we reserve the right at any time to limit the quantities of merchandise, products and/or services, including without limitation Content, which, you family, or any group seek.

Not all of the products described on this Website are available worldwide and we do not make any representation or warranty that you will be able to obtain the products described herein in your jurisdiction.

Images available on or through the Website of merchandise or products may not accurately capture the actual appearance, color, look and feel, specifications, features, or functionality of such merchandise or products.

We may receive a commission, fee, and/or other compensation on some purchases made on, through, or linked for the Website.

We do not represent that the prices on the Website are below prices the same merchandise may be available elsewhere.

All sales on the Website area final. We will replace (or, at our option, refund the purchase price of) defective products if returned within 30 days of purchase. A return merchandise authorization must be obtained from the Magazine prior to shipping any return. All returns must be shipped with shipping prepaid and you will be responsible for the shipping costs of the return.

Disclaimer of Warranties


THIS WEBSITE AND ANY INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “WHERE-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. WE, FOR OURSELVES AND ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDING INFORMATION, SERVICES, OR CONTENT TO THIS WEBSITE, MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCT, SERVICE OR CONTENT CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE AND WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THIS INFORMATION AND CONTENT. ALL CONDITIONS, REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS, ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED. CONTRIBUTORS, AND NOT THE MAGAZINE, ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THE WEBSITE.

WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE OPERATION OF THIS WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR OR ANY OTHER USER’S REQUIREMENTS; (ii) ACCESS TO THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR FREE OF ERRORS; OR (iii) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU (AND NOT US) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION THAT MAY BE NECESSARY FOR YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE AS A RESULT OF ANY VIRUSES, ERRORS, OR OTHER PROBLEMS YOU MAY HAVE AS A RESULT OF VISITING THIS WEBSITE.

TO THE EXTENT THAT THE LAW DOES NOT PERMIT THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, ALL CONTENT ACCESSIBLE ON THIS WEBSITE, OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE TO WHICH WE LINK, AND ALL OPERATIONS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE WARRANTED ONLY TO THE MINIMUM AMOUNT LEGALLY REQUIRED.

No Liability


IN USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU SPECIFICALLY AGREE THAT WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES ARISING FROM OR CONNECTED WITH THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE OR USE THEREOF OR INABILITY TO USE BY ANY PARTY, OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS OR LINE OR SYSTEM FAILURE, EVEN IF WE, OR REPRESENTATIVES THEREOF, ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES.

Indemnification


You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and, at our option, defend the Magazine and our officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives from any and all third-party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) arising from your improper use of this Website or our products or offerings, your violation of these Terms, your infringement of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity, or any Comment you provided to the Website.

DMCA Notice


The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) provides a mechanism for notifying service providers of claims of unauthorized use of copyrighted materials. Under the DMCA, a claim must be sent to the service provider’s Designated Agent. If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on our Website without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please notify this Website’s Designated Agent:

Jon Baskin
The Point Magazine
2 N Lasalle St. #2300
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312-354-3224

Please be aware that, in order to be effective, your notice of claim must comply with the detailed requirements set forth in the DMCA. You are encouraged to review them (see 17 U.S.C. Sec. 512(3)) before sending your claim.

Please do not send any other notices or communications to the Designated Agent, who is appointed solely for the purposes of receiving notices of copyright claims under the DMCA.

Terms of Use Revisions


We may modify these Terms or the information or content on this Website without notice at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of the modified Terms, information or content on this Website. You agree to review these Terms periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued access or use of this Website shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified Terms.

Privacy


These Terms include our Privacy Policy.  Please click here for our Privacy Policy.

Governing Law and Choice of Forum


These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of Illinois, without giving effect to its principles or rules of conflicts of laws to the extent such principles or rules are not mandatorily applicable by statute and would require or permit the application of the laws of another jurisdiction. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to your use of this Website or these Terms shall be filed only in the federal court located in the Northern District of Illinois and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purposes of litigating any such action.

Last modified as of February 27, 2015