This website (“Web Site”) is offered to you by The Loewak Institute, a private and secret organisation of writers and philosophers, hereafter named ‘Loewak’. The Loewak Institute is a personal initiative of dutch poet Martijn Benders.
2. Modification of Terms
Loewak reserves the right to discontinue or make changes or updates with respect to the Web Site or the Content of the Web Site at any time without notice. Philips reserves the right to restrict, refuse or terminate access of any person to the Web Site or any part thereof effective immediately without notice at any time and for any reason whatsoever at its sole discretion.
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You will use reasonable efforts to scan and remove any viruses or other contaminating or destructive features before submitting any material. You also shall not transmit chain letters, pyramid schemes, surveys and solicitations through the Web Site. You shall also not forge headers or manipulate identities or other data in order to disguise the origin of any Content and/or User Content transmitted through our Web Site or to manipulate your presence on the Web Site. You shall not interfere with or disrupt our sites, servers or networks or take any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.
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You acknowledge and agree that any of your ideas, submissions or discussions or any other User Content provided by you within the Web Site that is not the subject of intellectual property right protection may be used by any other contributor without compensation or attribution.
You hereby grant to Loewak a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty free, non-exclusive, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, transmit and publish User Content provided by you, on this Web Site. Loewak will inform you if it does so and will never use your material outside of the context of this website.
You shall be solely responsible for your own User Content and the consequences of posting submitting and/or publishing it. Philips may, but is not obligated to, review and monitor, before and/or after submitting User Content. However, you acknowledge that it is impossible for us to monitor or review all User Content. Without limitation, Philips, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, licensors and suppliers will not and cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, completeness, quality or validity of User Content posted by third parties on the Web Site.
Loewak does not endorse any User Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Loewak expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Content.
7. Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL LOEWAK OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL OR INCIDENTAL OR OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE ACCESS, USE OF, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THIS WEB SITE, THE CONTENT OR THE USER CONTENT, EVEN IF LOEWAK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT SUCH DAMAGES ARISE DIRECTLY AND SOLELY FROM WILLFUL MISCONDUCT OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF LOEWAK.
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8. Third Party Content/Software
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9. Proprietary Rights in the Web Site
This Web Site is public by nature and any information submitted on it shall be deemed non-confidential. You acknowledge that any submitting of any inventions embodied in any User Content provided by you shall constitute a “publication” of such invention under applicable patent laws.
You acknowledge that any User Content submitted and/or discussed on the Web Site may be the subject of patents, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights of Loewak, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners or third parties. If you consider exploiting any ideas, proposals, suggestions, or solutions or other User Content submitted to the Web Site, you are responsible to undertake appropriate intellectual property clearance before engaging in any exploitative conduct.
12. Indemnification and Release
If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release Loewak, its subsidiaries, affiliates, partners and suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, legal representatives, agents, successors and assigns from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.
13. Shut-Down of Site
We have the sole right to shut down the Web Site or any part thereof for any reason at any time without notice or consent. We will have no responsibility or liability for failure to store or delete any Content and/or User Content submitted to the Web Site.
16. Dispute Resolution
18. No Waiver
“THE PARTIES HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE THEIR RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION OR PROCEEDING (INCLUDING ANY COUNTERCLAIM) OF ANY TYPE IN WHICH THEY ARE PARTIES AS TO ALL MATTERS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT.”
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