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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATING TO YOUR USE OF ESTEEM MAGAZINE’S WEBSITE CAREFULLY.

Scope of Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions contained in this Terms of Use Agreement (this “Agreement”) will apply to your use of Esteem Magazine’s website, www.esteemzine.com, referred to here as “this Site” or “our Site”. These terms and conditions do not apply to your use of unaffiliated sites from which you may link to or from our Site. As used in this Agreement, the terms “us”, “we” and “our” will refer to Esteem Magazine and the term “you”, “your” or “user” shall refer to anyone reading this Agreement and anyone using our Site.

By using this Site, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use. We reserve the right to modify this Agreement any time, with or without notice. Your use of this Site at any time after we have posted any changes to these terms and conditions will be deemed acceptance by you of those changes, regardless of whether you have reviewed them. It is therefore incumbent upon you to check these terms and conditions periodically for changes.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY EXIT THIS SITE.

Restrictions on Use of Material
The contents of our Site are protected by copyright and trademark laws, and are the property of their owners. Unless we say otherwise, you may access the materials located within this Site only for your personal use. This means you may download one copy of posted materials on a single computer for personal, noncommercial home use only, so long as you neither change nor delete any author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice. When you download copyrighted material you do not obtain any ownership rights in that material.

You may not, under any circumstance, modify, copy, publish, display, transmit, adapt or in any way exploit the content of this Site for commercial or other purposes without first obtaining our prior written consent and the written consent all other persons and entities that have an interest in the relevant intellectual property contained in the material that you are seeking to modify, copy, publish, display, transmit, adapt or otherwise exploit. You must also abide by all additional copyright notices or other restrictions contained on this Site or that may otherwise be referenced in or by any materials displayed on this Site, as and to the extent that it relates to such materials or materials referenced by them.

Links
This Agreement applies only to this Site, and not to the sites of any other companies or organizations, including those other unaffiliated sites to which this Site, or advertisements, materials or articles displayed on this Site may link. We are not responsible for the availability of any other site to which this Site may link. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the contents, advertising, products or other materials made available through any other site. Under no circumstance will we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss or damage that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you in connection with your use of, or reliance on, any content, goods or services available on any other site. You should direct any concerns to that site’s administrator or webmaster. Other sites may link to this Site or pages of this Site through a plain-text link. We reserve the right, however, to rescind any permission granted by us to link through a plain-text link or any other type of link, and to require termination of any such link to our Site or materials contained on our Site, at our discretion at any time.

Submissions
This Site contains a number of areas through which you will be able to submit materials to us (collectively, “Submissions”). For example, your Submissions might include articles, reviews, stories, recipes and interviews you have written or photographs, you have taken. We do not claim ownership of any of your Submissions. However, by making a Submission you (a) grant to us and our affiliates, representatives, and assigns an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable license (with the right to sublicense through multiple tiers) to use, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, adapt, publish, translate, publicly display, transmit or otherwise dispose of your Submission (in whole or in part, alone or together with other materials) in any format or medium now known or later developed, including, without limitation, for advertising and promotional purposes, (b) warrant that you have the right to grant the foregoing rights to us, (c) agree that we have no obligation to compensate you for your Submissions or to exercise any of the foregoing rights and that any such exercise shall be in our sole and absolute discretion, (d) warrant that your Submission does not contain any material that is abusive, vulgar, threatening, harassing, libelous, defamatory, or obscene, that invades a person’s privacy, that violates any intellectual property rights or that violates any law, (e) warrant that your Submission does not solicit funds, or advertise or solicit goods or services, (f) agree that we may, and may authorize others to, identify and credit you as the author of your Submissions and use your name and pertinent biographical data in connection therewith, and (g) agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any and all loss, damage, and/or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) that we may suffer arising from or related to the exercise by us of the foregoing rights or the breach or alleged breach by you of any of the foregoing warranties. We retain the right to reject or modify Submissions that we, in our sole and absolute discretion, consider unacceptable. Whether or not we reject, or modify a Submission, you remain solely responsible for the content of your submission. If we highlight any particular Submission in any area of this Site, any promotional materials or otherwise, such conduct is not intended as, and should not be deemed to be, an endorsement by us of such Submission.

Copyright Infringement
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. Accordingly, we have a policy of removing Submissions that violate copyright laws, suspending access to this Site (or any portion thereof) to any user who uses this Site in violation of copyright law, and/or terminating in appropriate circumstances the account of any user who uses this Site in violation of copyright law. Pursuant to Title 17 of the United States Code, Section 512, we have implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringement and for processing such claims in accordance with such law. If you believe your copyright is being infringed by a user of this Site, please provide written notice to the following agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement.
Your written notice must: (a) contain your physical or electronic signature; (b) identify the copyrighted work alleged to have been infringed; (c) identify the allegedly infringing material in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material; (d) contain adequate information by which we can contact you (including postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address); (e) contain a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or the law; (f) contain a statement that the information in the written notice is accurate; and (g) contain a statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. Please do not send notices or inquiries unrelated to alleged copyright infringement to our designated agent.

Disclaimers
THE VIEWS OF THE AUTHORS WHOSE ARTICLES HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE ARE OWNED BY THEM ALONE AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT OUR VIEWS OR THOSE OF OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM OR OWNERS. NEITHER THE INFORMATION PRESENTED NOR THE SOURCES RELIED UPON BY AUTHORS WHO HAVE ARTICLES PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE HAVE BEEN REVIEWED OR SCREENED BY US FOR ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS. ACCORDINGLY, WE DO NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE OR ASSUME ANY LEGAL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION PUBLISHED IN ARTICLES ON THIS SITE OR PRODUCTS REPRESENTED ON THIS SITE, EITHER THROUGH THIRD PARTY ADVERTISEMENTS OR THAT ARE REFERENCED IN PUBLISHED ARTICLES. YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO USE YOU OWN JUDGMENT AND PERFORM YOUR OWN INDEPENDENT ANALYSIS OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN ARTICLES PUBLISHED ON THIS SITE AND WE DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGE YOU MAY INCUR FOR YOUR FAILURE TO DO SO.

THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT THAT ANY FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

NEITHER WE NOR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SERVICES, PRODUCTS OR MATERIALS IN THIS SITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT WE OR ANY OF OUR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION TO YOUR SYSTEM.

NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US OR THROUGH THIS SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. TO THE EXTENT THAT WE MAY NOT, AS A MATTER OF APPLICABLE LAW, DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OR LIMIT ITS LIABILITIES, THE SCOPE AND DURATION OF SUCH WARRANTY AND THE EXTENT OF OUR LIABILITY SHALL BE THE MINIMUM PERMITTED UNDER SUCH APPLICABLE LAW.

WE DO NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ANY THIRD PARTY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED ON THIS SITE. WE ARE NOT A PARTY TO, AND DO NOT MONITOR, ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN USERS AND THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

Limitation of Liability
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO THEORY OF LIABILITY (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE), WILL WE OR ANY OF OUR OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUES, PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES) THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE, THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS SITE, EVEN IF WE OR ANY SUCH PARTY WAS ADVISED OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOST DATA), SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU BY US OR ANY OF OUR OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OR LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO US, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.

No Personal Advice
The information contained in or made available through this Site (including but not limited to information contained in articles, blogs or other text files) is for educational or entertainment purposes only and cannot replace or substitute for the services of trained professionals in any field, including, but not limited to, financial, medical, or legal matters. In particular, you should regularly consult a doctor in all matters relating to physical or mental health, particularly concerning any symptoms that may require diagnosis or medical attention. We and our licensors or suppliers make no representations or warranties concerning any treatment, action, or application of medication or preparation by any person following the information offered or provided within or through this Site. You are responsible for your own actions should you use any information found on this site.

Parental Permission
Some of the information available on our Site may contain mature subject matter and may not be appropriate for children. Further, this Site is not directed to children under the age of 13 and we will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT PARENTS PARTICIPATE IN THEIR CHILDREN’S EXPLORATION OF THE INTERNET AND ANY ONLINE SERVICES AND USE THEIR BROWSER’S PARENTAL CONTROLS TO LIMIT THE AREAS OF THE INTERNET TO WHICH THEIR CHILDREN HAVE ACCESS.

We may, at our discretion, require users under the age of 18 to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian to view certain content, and we may limit access to certain content to users above a specified age. You agree to abide by any such restrictions, and not to help anyone avoid these restrictions.
We reserve the right to charge fees, surcharges and/or membership fees for all or any of our services currently provided for free at any time upon thirty (30) days’ prior written notice to you. We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue this Site (or portion thereof) with or without notice to you.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security and have explained in detail the steps we take to do so. We urge you to read our Privacy Policy. You agree that we may use any information that we obtain about you in accordance with the provisions of our Privacy Policy.

Jurisdictional And Choice of Law Issues
We control and operate this Site from our offices in the United States of America. We do not represent that materials on this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access our Site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. This Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia, without reference to conflict of laws principles, and shall be deemed to be executed in Georgia. You agree that any action at law or in equity that arises out of or relates to these terms will be subject to binding and final arbitration by a single arbitrator in accordance with the arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association and will be arbitrated in the State of Georgia, City of Atlanta, in a venue that is mutually agreeable. If, however, a dispute arises that is required to be adjudicated in court, you and we agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the State of Georgia, City of Atlanta.

Miscellaneous If any of these terms and conditions are found unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then any such unlawful or void provision will be considered severable from the remaining terms and conditions, and the removal thereof from this Agreement will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. This Agreement comprises the entire agreement between you and us relating to the subject matter it contains and supersedes any prior communications, understandings or agreements between you and us with respect to its subject matter. These terms shall be construed without regard to any presumption or rule requiring construction against the party causing such instrument or any portion thereof to be drafted, or in favor of the party receiving a particular benefit under these terms.
These terms and each and all of the provisions of this Agreement bind and benefit you, us and your and our heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns. The agreement between you and us reflected in these terms may be modified only by our posting of changes to these terms and conditions, which shall have immediate effect upon posting, or by a writing signed by both you and us.

Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to this Agreement or use of this Site that you may have must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

PRIVACY POLICY

At Esteem Magazine, we respect and protect the privacy of our customers and those who use our website, www.esteemzine.com (referred to here as “this Site” or “our Site”). The following Privacy Policy provides details about how your personal information is collected and used. This Privacy Policy applies to our Site and products and services that are offered by us through our Site. As used in this Agreement, the terms “us”, “we” and “our” will refer to Esteem Magazine and the term “you”, “your” or “user” shall refer to anyone reading this Privacy Policy and anyone using our Site.

Information Collection and Use
Esteem Magazine is the sole owner of information collected on this Site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others except in the manner and for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Policy. Esteem Magazine collects information from our users at several different points on our Site. Our Site may, from time to time, offer opportunities for visitors to register for promotional and informational mailings, articles and resources. We also may sometimes ask for assistance in evaluating our services. These registration forms are often linked to Esteem Magazine’s mailing lists and require users to give contact information (such as name and email address). We use this contact information to send users information about our company and its products and services if requested or as may be necessary to keep you informed about information or events relating to our Site.

Sharing and Usage
We will never share, sell, or rent your personal information with third parties for their promotional use. We may disclose or report personal information in limited circumstances where we believe in good faith that disclosure is required under the law. For example, we may be required to disclose personal information to cooperate with regulators or law enforcement authorities; to comply with a legal process such as court order, subpoena, search warrant, or law enforcement request.

Use of Web Technologies
We use a variety of technologies on our Site. Among these are cookies; a piece of information that our Site provides to your browser when you visit our Site. Cookies allow us to verify the login status of customers using products or services linked directly with our Site, track point of entry to point of registration for those users participating in our affiliate signup programs, and to track and measure the success of a particular marketing campaign. Cookies also allow us to track overall site usage and determine which areas users prefer. This enables us to make your visit to our website easier because we recognize you when you return and are able to customize your experience. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. If you choose to disable cookies, you may still use our Site; however, you may have limited access to some areas within our Site. We may access and set cookies using web beacons, also known as single-pixel GIFs which are invisible graphical images. These web beacons provide us useful information regarding our Site such as which pages users access. When we send you emails, we may include a single-pixel GIF to allow us to determine the number of people who open our emails. When you click on a link in an email, we record this individual response to allow us to customize our offerings to you. We also keep track of activity on our website via log files stored on our web servers. We collect information such as IP address, browser type and version, and pages you view. We also keep track of how you got to our site and any links you click on to leave our site. Once you leave our site, we do not track you. We use your website activity to assist us in offering you a personalized Web experience, assist you with technical support, diagnose problems with our server, administer our website and tailor our product and service offerings to you.

Security
We take every precaution to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal information by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorized alteration.

Esteem Magazine takes care to reinforce the importance of our website visitors’ security and privacy among our employees. Our employees are trained and required to safeguard your information and using physical, electronic and procedural safeguards, we restrict access to personal information to those employees and agents for business purposes only. Additionally, we use internal and external resources to review the adequacy of our security procedures.

Use of Public Forums and Posts
We may from time to time make available forums through which users of our Site may publicly post information. We may also permit users to post from time to time comments on articles or other bulletins that we may place on our Site. Please know that the information, once posted on one of our forums or as a comment to an article or bulletin on our Site, will be viewable by all other users of our Site at the time of posting. We therefore do not make any promises or guarantees of privacy as to any personal information that you post in our forums or as a comment on our Site. We encourage you to refrain from positing any personal information on our publicly accessible forums or in comments on our Site that you do not want to be available to the general public.

Third Party Site Disclaimer
This Privacy Policy applies only to this Site, and not to the sites of any other companies or organizations, including those other unaffiliated sites to which this Site, or advertisements, materials or articles displayed on this Site may link. We are not responsible for the privacy of any personal information that you submit on any other site to which this Site may link. We do not endorse or take responsibility for the use of the personal information that you may submit to any other site. Under no circumstance will we be held responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any injury that is caused or alleged to have been caused to you as a result of your providing personal information on any other site. You should read that site’s privacy policy carefully before providing any personal information and direct any concerns to that site’s administrator or webmaster.

We May Make Changes to This Policy
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy any time, with or without notice. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes here on our Site so that our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. Your use of this Site at any time after we have posted any changes to our Privacy Policy will be deemed acceptance by you of those changes, regardless of whether you have reviewed them. It is therefore incumbent upon you to check our Privacy Policy periodically for changes.