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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

This web page represents a legal document that serves as the Terms of Use for our website, www.Architeckie.com (“Website”), as owned and operated by Architeckie.com (Architeckie).  The last update to our Terms of Use was posted on June 2, 2015.   

Capitalized terms, unless otherwise defined, have the meaning specified within the Definitions section below.  This Terms of Use, along with our Privacy Policy {URL}, and other posted guidelines within our Website, collectively “Legal Terms”, constitute the entire and only agreement between you and Architeckie, and supersede all other agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to our Website and the subject matter contained herein.  We may amend our Legal Terms at any time without specific notice to you. The latest copies of our Legal Terms will be posted on our Website, and you should review all Legal Terms prior to using our Website. After any revisions to our Legal Terms are posted, you agree to be bound to any such changes to them. Therefore, it is important for you to periodically review our Legal Terms to make sure you still agree to them.

By using our Website, you agree to fully comply with and be bound by our Legal Terms.  Please review them carefully.   If you do not accept our Legal Terms, do not access and use our Website.

If you do not accept our Legal Terms, you should not access our Website. If you have already accessed our Website and do not accept our Legal Terms, you should immediately discontinue use of our Website.

Definitions

The terms “us” or “we” or “our” refers to Architeckie, the owner of the Website. 

A “Child” is someone under the age of 13. 

An “Entity” is a business, organization, or other such public institution that offers goods and/or services to the general public.

A “Member” is an individual that has registered with our Website to use our Website’s features.  We may refer to Members who own an Entity as “Owners”.

A “User” is a collective identifier that refers to either a Visitor or a Member.

A “Visitor” is someone who merely browses our Website. 

All text, information, graphics, audio, video, and data offered through our Website, whether free to all or part of our paid features of our Website, are collectively known as our “Content”.  We may refer to Content provided by our Members as “Member Content.”   When we refer to our Website, our Content is included by reference.

Limited License

Architeckie grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use our Website strictly in accordance with our Legal Terms.  Your use of our Website is solely for the purposes as provided herein. 

Our Relationship to You

Architeckie is strictly a venue and does NOT enter into any other relationship with you, other than that of an independent contractor.  Our Legal Terms in no way create any agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship between you and Architeckie or our affiliates.

Legal Compliance

You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding your use of our Website. Architeckie reserves the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of our Legal Terms and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to canceling your Member account, reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, posted materials, IP addresses and traffic information, as allowed under our Privacy Policy.

Eligibility and Registration for Membership

You may view some of our Content without becoming a Member of our Website.  However, to use our Website, you must register and become a Member.  Your membership is not transferable or assignable and is void where prohibited.  You certify that you are at least age 13 years of age or older.  If you are under the age of 18, you certify that you have your parent’s permission to join our Website and become a Member.  

By registering as an Owner, you are certifying that you are a legitimate Entity and that you are the actual owner or authorized representative of the Entity of which you are claiming to be the Owner.

Any registration by any Member in contravention of the above limitations is unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of our Legal Terms.  You agree to and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of our Legal Terms.  Architeckie has sole right and discretion to determine whether to accept a Member, and may reject a Member’s registration, with or without explanation.

When you complete the registration process, you will create a user name and password that will allow you to access our Website. You agree to maintain the confidentiality of your password and are fully responsible for all liability and damages resulting from your failure to maintain that confidentiality and all activities that occur through the use of your password. You agree to immediately notify us of any authorized use of your password or any other breach of security regarding your account or information.  You agree that Architeckie shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with password security as discussed herein.

Entity Information

As a Member, you can upload Entity information, including address, phone, hours of operation, and other such relevant information.  If you are not the Owner of the Entity for which you are uploading information, you warrant to Architeckie that such information is true to the best of your knowledge and is not in any way malicious, libelous, or otherwise illegal for you to transmit to our Website.

If an Owner has claimed an Entity on our Website, non-Owner Members may no longer upload information about that Entity.  However, if as an Owner, you fail to log in to our Website for more than three (3) months, Architeckie reserves the right to re-open non-Owner upload of information for such Entity.

 Entity Affiliation

As a non-Owner Member, you can also affiliate with an Entity to receive correspondence from an Entity, such as coupons, newsletters, and the like.   This means that some of your contact information will be shared with the Entity.  You agree that by affiliating with an Entity, you are agreeing to accept such correspondence from the Entity.  All correspondence generated through our Website will follow our Privacy Policy.  You can always un-affiliate with the Entity to stop receiving correspondence generated through our Website.  However, any Entity correspondence with you that is not generated through our Website is NOT subject to our Privacy Policy and you must contact the Entity itself to stop such correspondence.

As an Owner Member, if you contact non-Owner Members outside our Website with correspondence, you agree to abide by such Members’ requests to be removed from future correspondence.  If we receive complaints that you are failing to do so, we reserve the right to terminate your Owner account at our sole discretion with no notice to you.

 Entity Sales

Our Website offers Owner Members the opportunity to sell their products and services through our Website.  This service is strictly as a convenience to our Members and in no way means that Architeckie endorses an Owner, guarantees their products/services, or that Architeckie participates in any way in such sale of the Owner’s products/services.  Any purchases a Member may make through our Website are strictly between the Owner and Member.  You will at all times look to the Owner for any issues or information related to such sale, including, but not limited to, delivery dates, shipping information, refunds, exchanges, and warranties.

 Member Content

As a Member, any Entity information you upload to our Website is considered Member Content.  By uploading Member Content, you warrant to Architeckie that you have legal right, whether by ownership, license, or otherwise, to transmit, display, and use the underlying associated text and/or images.  You are solely responsible for insuring that you do not infringe the rights of any third parties in such Member Content and for any legal damages caused by your transmission, use, or display of Member Content.

You understand Member Content may contain material that someone may consider offensive, indecent, or objectionable.  We have no control over Member Content provided by Members and do not in any way guarantee the quality, accuracy or integrity of such Member Content.  Architeckie is not responsible for the monitoring or filtering of any Member Content.  Should any Member Content be found illegal, Architeckie will submit all necessary information to the proper authorities.

If your Member Content is reported to Architeckie as being in violation of third party rights (i.e. copyrights), or is reported as offensive or inappropriate, we may ask you to retract or otherwise modify the questionable Member Content within 24 hours of being notified by Architeckie.  Should you fail to comply with such a request, Architeckie has full authority and sole discretion to remove the offending Member Content, restrict your ability to post further Member Content, and in our sole discretion, to immediately terminate your account without further notification to you.

You acknowledge that Architeckie is NOT liable for loss or damage to Member Content nor do we warrant that we may have a backup of your Member Content.  You should always maintain your own backup copies of Member Content.

Architeckie does not make any ownership claims to your Member Content.  However, by uploading Member Content, you grant Architeckie a perpetual, world-wide, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use, display, and redistribute your Member Content in any form we see fit.

 Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance

Architeckie follows the terms of the United States’ Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) as found under United States law (17 USC. § 512).  If you believe any of your copyrights are infringed by our Content, please provide us with a written notice via mail, fax, or email that contains the following information:

An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our Website;

Your address, telephone number, and email address;

A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; AND

A statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Architeckie will only respond to those notices that substantially comply with the above requirements.  We will investigate your claim and will notify by the method of contact you used to file your notice with us.

 Member Conduct

As a Member, you agree not to use our Website to do any of the following:

1) upload, post or otherwise transmit any Member Content that:

·       violates any local, state, federal, or international laws.

·       infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.

·       harms, threatens, defames, promotes violence or illegal activities, or is otherwise vulgar, obscene, abusive, harassing, tortuous, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethically or otherwise objectionable.

·       links directly or indirectly to any materials to which you do not have a right to link.

·       contains any private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, government issued tax or identification numbers and credit card numbers.

·       contains Website viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer Website or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or to extract information from our Website.

·       contains any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.

·       you do not have a right to transmit under any law (i.e. intellectual property laws) or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (i.e. non-disclosure Agreements).

·       in the sole judgment of Architeckie, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying our Website, or which may expose Architeckie, our affiliates, or our Users to any harm or liability of any type.

2) use our Content to:

·       develop a competing Website or help anyone else to do the same.

·       create compilations or derivative works as defined under copyright laws.

·       re-distribute it in any manner, including, but not limited to, sale, license, lease, rental, subscription, or any other distribution mechanism.

·       decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer our Website and any related Website.

·       use our Website in any manner that violates our Legal Terms or any local, state, federal, or international laws.

3) use your account to:

·       allow another person to login as you.

·       violate any local, state, federal, or international laws.

Intellectual Property

Our Website may contain our trademarks as well as those of Owners, our affiliates, and other companies, in the form of words, graphics, and logos.  Your use of our Website does not constitute any right or license for you to use such trademark, without the prior written permission of the corresponding trademark owner.  Our Website is also protected under international copyrights.  The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any portion of our Website is strictly prohibited.  Your use of our Website does not grant you ownership rights of any kind in our Content or Website.  As mentioned, we do not claim ownership of your Member Content, but by providing it to our Website, you do not receive any other rights in our Content other than what belongs to you already.

 Linking to Our Website

You may provide links to our Website, provided (a) that you do not remove or obscure, by framing or otherwise, any portion of our Website, (b) your Website does not engage in illegal or immoral activities, and (c) you discontinue providing links to our Website immediately upon request by us.

 Links to Other Websites

Our Website may contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you.  By linking to these websites, we do not create or have an affiliation with, or sponsor such third party websites.  The inclusion of links within our Website does not constitute any endorsement, guarantee, warranty, or recommendation of such third party websites.  Architeckie has no control over the legal documents and privacy practices of third party websites; as such, you access any such third party websites at your own risk.

 Warranty Disclaimer

Architeckie reserves the right to change any and all Content and features of our Website, at any time without notice.  While our Website is currently free to use, we may begin charging for use of all or part of its features at any time, without notice to you.   Our Website may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons.  Architeckie assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Member Content.  Architeckie is not responsible for any technical malfunction or other problems of any telephone network or service, computer systems, servers, computer or mobile phone equipment, Website, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any combination thereof, including