Welcome to Behance, a free web service, online store, and design-centric creative site that fosters collaboration, networking, and productivity in the creative professional community. Behance's sites (Behance.net, gallery sites such as TypographyServed.com, and the technology and API behind custom creative networks run by partners, and ProSite.com) (each a "Site") are operated and provided by Behance Inc. ("We," "Us," or "Behance").
We aspire to do the right, ethical and legal thing in bringing you this site, and we ask that you use the same judgment as you read, use, link to, and share the content hosted on Behance. Members of the site must act ethically and not engage in any activity that Behance, in its sole discretion, deems to be gaming or otherwise abusing the site. Behance reserves the right to terminate the account of any member for any reason whatsoever. When utilizing Behance content, we ask that you give credit where appropriate and don't edit our content - or content that belongs to others without permission. If we've made an error, please let us know. You can reach us at energy [ at ] Behance [ dot ] com
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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY.
1. ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF SERVICE
The content and services offered at www.behance.com, www.behancemag.com, www.creativesoutfitter.com, www.behance.net, and associated "[field]served.com" sites, as well as custom creative network sites powered by Behance ("Behance"), and any communications service (including the capability to contribute links and other information (each such submission, a "Contribution")), or other interactive service that may be available to you on or through this site, are provided to you under the terms and conditions of this Behance Terms of Service ("BTOS"), and any operating rules or policies that may be published by Behance at the URL: www.behance.com or www.behance.net and affiliated sites (the "Service"). The BTOS and all such operating rules or policies comprise the entire agreement between you and Behance and supersede all prior agreements between you and Behance regarding the subject matter contained herein. BY COMPLETING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS, OR USING BEHANCE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS HEREIN.
2. ELIGIBILITY AND SERVICES VOID WHERE PROHIBITED
You must be thirteen or older to register as a member of Behance. Use of the Service is void where prohibited. By using this Site, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into this Agreement and to abide by all the Terms and Conditions of this Agreement.
3. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Behance Inc may change the Terms and Conditions from time to time and at any time, and without actual notice to you. All such changes to these Terms and Conditions will appear on Behance.net. By using this site after we post any changes, you agree to those changes. If at any time you choose not to accept these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this site.
5. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE
Behance provides Users with a variety of online services, including but not limited to:
- BEHANCE-GENERATED CONTENT. Examples of how creative professionals manage their ideas and increase productivity.
- USER-GENERATED CONTENT. Uploaded or entered multimedia content developed and owned by creative professionals across industries.
- JOB LIST. A directory of jobs in the creative professional community.
- TIP EXCHANGE. A directory of user-generated tips for creative professionals.
- SIGN-UP ONLY SEMINARS & PRIVATE EVENTS. A private event is a private gathering or get-together hosted and attended by either Behance or a group of Behance users.
- PUBLIC EVENTS. A public event is a gathering or get-together that is open to all members of the Behance community.
- ONLINE STORE "OUTFITTER". Behance sells productivity-related products and services in its online outfitter.
- OTHER FEATURES. You may also conduct various other tasks through the service. In order to use any feature of the Service not described above, you may be required to register for a free Behance account.
6. EVENT DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:EVENT DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE EVENT IS AT YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE RISK. BY USING BEHANCE YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN ANY EVENT OR ACTIVITY, YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO A VARIETY OF HAZARDS AND RISKS, FORESEEN OR UNFORESEEN, WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT BE INHERENT IN THOSE ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS. THESE INHERENT RISKS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE DANGERS OF SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND DEATH FROM EXPOSURE TO THE HAZARDS OF PUBLIC OR PRIVATE OUTINGS AND ACTIVITIES. BEHANCE HAS NOT TRIED TO CONTRADICT OR MINIMIZE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THESE RISKS. BY USING BEHANCE, YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT INJURIES AND DAMAGES CAN OCCUR BY NATURAL CAUSES OR BY THE ACTS OF OTHER PERSONS OR THIRD PARTIES, EITHER AS A RESULT OF NEGLIGENCE OR BECAUSE OF OTHER REASONS. YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL COSTS AND/OR RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE EVENT OR ACTIVITY. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, YOU AGREE TO WAIVE AND DISCHARGE ALL CLAIMS, RELEASE BEHANCE FROM ALL LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS BEHANCE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARENT COMPANY, OFFICERS, AGENTS, AND OTHER PARTNERS AND EMPLOYEES, FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ON ACCOUNT OF, OR IN ANY WAY RESULTING FROM INJURIES AND DAMAGES IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES. YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND AND INTEND THAT THIS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE IS BINDING UPON YOU AND YOUR HEIRS, EXECUTORS, AGENTS, ADMINISTRATORS AND ASSIGNS, AND INCLUDES ANY MINORS ACCOMPANYING THE USER AT THE EVENTS.
You are solely responsible for any data, text, software, music sound, images, photographs, graphics, video, messages, files or other materials ("Content") which is transmitted, posted, or distributed by you through the Service, including but not limited to the contents of your e-mail communications, information, photos or images posted by you or posted to your Profile Page and information, photos, images, sound files or other Content posted by you in a forum or other page. By posting Content you warrant and represent that you own all right, title and interest to that Content and any likenesses contained in that Content. You agree to not post anything to which you do not have the rights. Behance does not own or control the Content posted by Users via the Service and, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You may be exposed to Content posted by other Users that may be offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will Behance be liable in any way for any Content posted by any User or third party, including, but not limited to, liability for any errors or omissions in any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, e-mailed or otherwise transmitted via the Service.
For users of the Behance "JobList" portion of the site, Behance does not permit any postings that point to spec work contests or other opportunities that solicit customized, unpaid creative work from creative professionals. Any such postings may be removed and no refunds will be made to the poster of such notifications in the JobList service.
8. USER'S GRANT OF LIMITED LICENSE
Behance Inc does not claim any permanent ownership of Content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Service. However, in the modern age of content hosting and the propagation and streaming of content across the web, we require a limited license to host and display this content, as specified below, which lasts as long as you chose to host your work on the service. For example, one purpose for this limited license is to enable Behance to stream and present your work across the Behance Network and partner sites that present your work professionally - linking back to your portfolio. This day in age, we require a limited license for your content in order to present it in the many places and various forms across the Behance Network sites and other sites powered by the Behance Network platform and/or the Behance Network API.
The limited license below is required to allow Behance to host, display, organize, and propagate a member's portfolio of projects.
By communicating with Behance, Inc., including submitting or sending Content, a Contribution, correspondence or other information or material to Behance ("Your Content"), you grant Behance, Inc. a limited license, for the period of time your portfolio of Your Content is published in Behance's systems, to display the work royalty-free, unrestricted, and world-wide, across Behance's sites, in search results, and in Behance-powered Galleries and Showcases. In some instances, media must be reformatted for display and incorporation into Behance's galleries. As such, during this limited license, you allow Behance, Inc. to reproduce, modify, publish, translate, distribute, perform and display Your Content (in whole or part), and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. Such limited license also includes incorporating a Contribution, in whole or in part, into a Behance feature or in promotional or marketing materials (attributed properly to the artist).
Behance will NEVER assume ownership of your work, and the artist's copyright settings, as selected by the artist, will remain associated with each published project. This limited license is required for the nature of Behance Network's platform. Work submitted to Behance remains owned by the artist, under the artist's selected copyright settings, and artists decide whether or not to sell their work to third parties - Behance does NOT act as an intermediary in selling creative work.
You will remain responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of Your Content. You acknowledge and agree that the display or inclusion of Your Content shall be in the sole discretion of Behance and Your Content may or may not be included on the Behance website for any reason or no reason at all.
BY UPLOADING CONTENT TO BEHANCE'S WEBSITES YOU AGREE NOT TO VIOLATE ANY LAW, REGULATION OR AGREEMENT WITH RESPECT TO ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT WHICH MAY APPLY, AND YOU FURTHER AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS, BEHANCE, INC., IT'S OWNERS, AGENTS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND EMPLOYEES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ALLEGING VIOLATION OF ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHT ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE.
9. USER CONDUCT
Each site and the Services are provided to you solely for entertainment and organizational purposes. You acknowledge and agree:
a. to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the subscription form, contribution form and/or any registration form. If any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Behance, Inc. reserves the right to reject any of your Contributions and to terminate your right to use the Site and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services. Further, Behance, Inc. reserves the right to reject any of your Contributions and to terminate your right to use the Site and refuse any and all current or future use of the Services for any reason whatsoever.
b. without limitation of the foregoing, not to use the Site or Services to submit any Contribution regarding any products or multimedia files, or make comments about them, that are unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts, invasive of another's privacy, or hateful; or that victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability.
c. not to harvest, collect or store information about Users or the content posted by others on this Site or use such information for any purpose inconsistent with the purpose of this Site or for the purpose of transmitting or facilitating transmission of unsolicited bulk electronic mail or communications. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of Behance, including aggregating usernames and other contact information for the purpose of sending unsolicited communications is prohibited. Unauthorized framing of Behance and Behance.net is also prohibited. Inappropriate use may result in your being removed from participant listings without notice and may result in termination of your privileges for participation in Behance. Appropriate legal action may also be taken for any unauthorized use of Behance.
d. that Behance, Inc. is not responsible for material submitted to Behance or posted to the Site by Users. Behance, Inc. does not pre-screen, monitor, review or edit the Contribution posted by Users. However, Behance, Inc. and its designees have the right (but not the obligation) at their sole discretion to refuse or remove any Contribution, in whole or part, that in Behance, Inc. judgment does not comply with these Terms and Conditions or is otherwise undesirable, inappropriate or inaccurate. Behance, Inc. is not responsible for any failure, non-failure or delay in removing such Contribution. You will remain responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of such submitted material, including any Contribution or part thereof, or other communication to Behance, Inc.. You agree to immediately notify Behance, Inc. of any unauthorized use of the Service or any other breach of security that you know or suspect.
10. MODIFICATIONS TO SERVICE
Behance, Inc. reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Service (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that Behance, Inc. shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Service.
11. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
a. You acknowledge and agree that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags, or other materials, including but not limited to Contributions ("Content"), including Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or by advertisers may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.
b. Thus, all Content is either the copyrighted property of Behance, Inc., or the copyrighted content of its Users that created and submitted the content, and its affiliates or licensors or, in some cases, the content is assigned a license under the Creative Commons licensing system (when specified). As between Behance, Inc. and you, Behance is the sole owner of all Behance-generated content on the Site, including without limitation, all applicable U.S. and non-U.S. copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights thereto. Participant in Behance retains all rights, titles, and interests in and to the content provided by the Participant hereunder (including, without limitation, the copyrights in and to the Participant's Content), subject to the non-exclusive rights in the licenses granted to Behance under this agreement. Participant is free to grant similar rights to others during and after the Term of this Agreement.
c. All individual articles, content and other elements comprising this Service are also copyrighted works. In addition to abiding by any rights each author may have retained in connection with each such article, you must also abide by all additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in this Service.
d. Unless expressly permitted by Behance, Inc. or advertisers, you may not copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify, create derivative works, transmit, rent, lease, sell, or in any way exploit any part of this Service. You may download Content for your own personal use as follows: you may make one print copy that is limited to occasional articles of personal interest only. In addition, these files may not be used to construct any kind of database.
e. We are concerned about the integrity of our Service when it is viewed in a setting created by a third party that includes advertising or other materials that we have not authorized to be displayed with our Service. Neither you nor any third party shall make use of the contents of the Service in any manner that constitutes an infringement of our rights, including copyright or trademark, that has not been expressly authorized by us.
Upon a request by Behance, Inc., you agree to defend, indemnify and hold Behance, Inc., its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, representatives, successors and assigns, harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising in any way from your use or misuse of the Site or Services, or the uploading, posting, publishing, e-mailing, reproduction, distribution or transmission of any Content or other materials by you or Users authorized by you or any violation of these Terms and Conditions by you (including, but not limited to, any claim that your Contribution infringes the rights of any third party). Behance, Inc. reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with Behance, Inc. in asserting any available defense.
13. YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS
You acknowledge and agree that Behance, Inc may preserve any Contribution and may also disclose your Contribution if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary: (a) to comply with legal process; (b) to enforce these Terms and Conditions; (c) to respond to claims that any Contribution violates the rights of third-parties; or (d) to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Behance, Inc., its Users or the public.
a. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Site, including your Contribution, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Behance, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the deletion or failure to store Contributions or other information submitted by you or other Users to Behance.
b. Any or all Content on the Site may be purged periodically at Behance, Inc.'s sole discretion. You acknowledge and agree that all Content you view, submit or post is at your own discretion and risk, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content. You acknowledge that you may not rely on any Content created by Behance, Inc. or submitted to Behance, Inc. You further acknowledge and agree that the views expressed on the Site do not necessarily reflect the views of Behance, Inc., and Behance, Inc. does not support or endorse Content (including any Contribution, whether or not edited by Behance, Inc. or its designee or presented on the Site edited or unedited, in whole or in part, or alone or with other content) posted or submitted by you or any User.
c. In operating this site, Behance, Inc. does not solicit nor does it wish to receive any confidential, secret or proprietary information or other material from you. Any information or material submitted or sent to Behance, Inc., will be deemed not to be confidential or secret. By submitting or sending information or other material to Behance, Inc. you represent and warrant that the information is original to you and that no other party has any rights to the material, and that the material and information will not violate any of the prohibitions set forth above ("User Conduct").
14. LINKED SITES
You may be able to link to third parties' Sites ("Linked Sites") from the Behance, Inc. Site. Linked Sites are not, however, reviewed, controlled, or examined by Behance, Inc. in any way and Behance, Inc. is not responsible for the content, availability, advertising, products or other materials of any such Linked Sites, or any additional links contained therein. These links do not imply Behance, Inc's endorsement of or association with the Linked Sites. It is your sole responsibility to comply with the appropriate terms of service of the Linked Sites as well as with any other obligation under copyright, secrecy, defamation, decency, privacy, security and export laws related to the use of such Linked Sites and any content contained thereon. In no event shall Behance, Inc. be liable, directly or indirectly, to anyone for any loss or damage caused by or in connection with use of the Linked Sites or the information or material accessed-through these Linked Sites. You should direct any concerns to that site's administrator or webmaster. Behance, Inc. reserves the exclusive right, at its sole discretion, to add, change, decline or remove, without notice, any feature or link to any of the Linked Sites from the Site and/or to introduce different features or links to different Users.
a. SPECIAL NOTICE: LINKED SITES MAY CONTAIN CONTENT AND GRAPHICS THAT MAY BE OFFENSIVE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL UNSUITABLE FOR MINORS. IF YOU ENTER THESE LINKED SITES, YOU ASSERT THAT YOU ARE OF LEGAL AGE IN YOUR JURISDICTION TO VIEW SUCH MATERIALS AND THAT THE VIEWING, READING, AND/OR DOWNLOADING OF CONTENT FROM THESE LINKED SITES DOES NOT VIOLATE THE COMMUNITY STANDARDS OF YOUR LOCALITY, CITY, TOWN, COUNTY, STATE, PROVINCE, COUNTRY OR OTHER COMMUNITY TO WHICH YOU BELONG, AND/OR FROM WHICH YOU ACCESS THESE LINKED SITES.
b. Permission must be granted by us for any type of link to Behance. To seek our permission, you may write to Behance. We reserve the right, however, to deny permission to link to Behance or rescind any permission previously granted by us to link through any type of link, and to require termination of any such link to the Site, at our discretion at any time.
15. DEALINGS WITH ADVERTISERS & SPONSORS
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that Behance, Inc. shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Service.
16. PARENTAL PERMISSION
This Site is not intended for use by children under thirteen (13) years of age, and Behance, Inc. does not knowingly collect personal information from children under thirteen years of age. Some of the available information may concern certain topics that may not be appropriate for children. Behance, Inc. may, at its discretion, require Users under 18 to obtain the consent of a parent or guardian to view certain content, and Behance, Inc. 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 circumvent these restrictions.
17. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
a. THE WEB SITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," "WHERE IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITATION OF THE FOREGOING, BEHANCE AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (i) ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, OR OTHERWISE OF THE CONTENT OF THE WEB SITE OR SERVICES; AND (ii) ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, SECURITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
b. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THE WEB SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION AS A RESULT OF (1) ANY ERROR, OMMISSION, DELETION OR DEFECT IN THE CONTENT, OR (2) ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, DEFAMATION OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.
c. BEHANCE, INC. DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE (1) THAT ANY PORTION OF THE WEB SITE WILL BE FREE OF INFECTION BY VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES OR ANYTHING ELSE MANIFESTING CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES; OR (2) THAT ACCESS TO THE WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE.
d. BEHANCE DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS WEB SITE. YOU (RATHER THAN BEHANCE OR ANY OF ITS AGENTS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.
e. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
f. SPECIAL NOTICE: THE LINKED SITES MAY CONTAIN CONTENT AND GRAPHICS THAT CONTAIN SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MATERIAL UNSUITABLE FOR MINORS, OR THAT MAY OTHERWISE BE OFFENSIVE. IF YOU ENTER THESE LINKED SITES, YOU ASSERT THAT YOU ARE OF LEGAL ADULT AGE IN YOUR JURISDICTION TO VIEW SUCH MATERIALS AND THAT THE VIEWING, READING, AND/OR DOWNLOADING OF CONTENT FROM THESE LINKED SITES DOES NOT VIOLATE THE COMMUNITY STANDARDS OF YOUR LOCALITY, CITY, TOWN, COUNTY, STATE, PROVINCE, COUNTRY OR OTHER COMMUNITY TO WHICH YOU BELONG, AND/OR FROM WHICH YOU ACCESS THESE LINKED SITES.
18. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
a. IN NO EVENT WILL BEHANCE, INC., ITS SPONSORS, ADVERTISERS, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY (i) FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE AVAILABILITY, USE, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE, EVEN IF BEHANCE, INC. OR ITS AGENTS SHALL HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE; OR (ii) FOR ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN, OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES OF THE WEB SITE. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY HEREIN, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, YOU AGREE TO WAIVE AND DISCHARGE ALL CLAIMS, RELEASE BEHANCE FROM ALL LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS BEHANCE, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARENT COMPANY, OFFICERS, AGENTS, AND OTHER PARTNERS AND EMPLOYEES, FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ON ACCOUNT OF, OR IN ANY WAY RESULTING FROM INJURIES AND DAMAGES IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY EVENTS OR ACTIVITIES. YOU AGREE AND UNDERSTAND AND INTEND THAT THIS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE IS BINDING UPON YOU AND YOUR HEIRS, EXECUTORS, AGENTS, ADMINISTRATORS AND ASSIGNS, AND INCLUDES ANY MINORS ACCOMPANYING THE USER AT THE EVENTS.
b. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, BEHANCE, INC'S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
19. COPYRIGHTS AND COPYRIGHT AGENT
Behance has adopted the following policy toward copyright infringement on the Service in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (a copy of which is located at http://www.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf, the "DMCA").
The address of Behance's Designated Agent for copyright takedown notices ("Designated Agent") is
532 Broadway, 7th Floor.
New York, NY 10012
Attn: Designated Agent
If you believe that Content residing or accessible on or through the Service infringes a copyright, you may send a notice of copyright infringement containing the following information to the Designated Agent at the address above:
- Identification of the work or material being infringed.
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing, including its location, with sufficient detail so that Behance is capable of finding it and verifying its existence.
- Contact information for the notifying party (the "Notifying Party"), including name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
- A statement that the Notifying Party has a good faith belief that the material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or law.
- A statement made under penalty of perjury that the information provided in the notice is accurate and that the Notifying Party is authorized to make the complaint on behalf of the copyright owner.
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright that has been allegedly infringed.
Behance will respond to valid DMCA requests within 10 days. In all cases, if you do not hear a response from us within 10 days of submitting a complaint, please email us again at energy (at) behance dot com confirm that we received your original complaint. As you may know, spam blockers sometimes reject important emails from unknown parties.
Please note that under applicable law any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability for damages.
In an effort to be transparent in removing or restricting access to user-uploaded content, Behance may make public any DMCA notice received (with personal contact information removed). This may include posting the notice to a public-facing website, among other methods.
After removing access to the material pursuant to a valid DMCA notice, Behance will immediately notify the user responsible for the allegedly infringing material that it has removed or disabled access to the material.
Behance reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to immediately terminate the account of any member who is the subject of repeated DMCA notifications.
Submitting a DMCA Counter-Notification:
If you believe you are the wrongful subject of a DMCA notification, you may file a counter-notification with Behance by providing the following information to the Designated Agent at the address above:
- The specific URLs of material that Behance has removed or to which Behance has disabled access.
- Your name, address, telephone number, and email address.
- A statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or the federal district courts located in New York County, New York if your address is outside of the United States), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided the original DMCA notification or an agent of such person.
- The following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled."
- Your signature.
Upon receipt of a valid counter-notification, Behance will forward it to Notifying Party who submitted the original DMCA notification. The original Notifying Party (or the copyright holder he or she represents) will then have ten (10) days to notify us that he or she has filed legal action relating to the allegedly infringing material. If Behance does not receive any such notification within ten (10) days, we may restore the material to the Services.
20. APPLICABLE LAWS / JURISDICTION
a. You agree to comply with all local rules and laws regarding online conduct and acceptable Content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or any other country in which you reside.
b. Notwithstanding local rules or laws regarding your use of the Site, you agree that the laws of the State of New York, excluding its conflicts-of-law rules, shall govern these Terms and Conditions. You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or dispute with Behance, Inc. or relating in any way to your use of the Site shall be in the federal or state courts located in New York County, New York, and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in such courts in connection with any such dispute, including any claim involving Behance, Inc. or its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, representatives, successors, assigns, or content providers.
c. We operate the Site from our offices in New York, New York. We do not represent that materials on the site are appropriate or available for use outside of New York, New York. Persons who choose to access this 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.
Any inquiries concerning these terms and conditions of use should be directed to us through our contact form. If any part of these Terms and Conditions is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to create any rights for any third party beneficiary. The section titles in these Terms and Conditions are for convenience only, and have no legal or contractual effect. You shall not transfer, assign, sublicense nor pledge in any manner whatsoever, any of your rights or obligations under these Terms and Conditions. Behance, Inc. may transfer, assign sublicense or pledge in any manner whatsoever, any of its rights and obligations under these Terms and Conditions to a subsidiary, affiliate, or successor thereof or to any third party whatsoever, without notifying you or receiving your consent. If you have any questions about this policy or our site in general, please contact us.
Any disputes arising under or in connection with these Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of the State of New York.
By using the Behance API, you agree to the terms below. If you disagree with any of these terms, Behance does not grant you a license to use the Behance API. We reserve the right to update and change these terms from time to time without notice.
Your license to the Behance API under these terms continues until it is terminated by either party. Behance may terminate the license at any time for any reason. Your rights to use the Behance API terminate automatically if (i) you violate any of these terms, (ii) Behance publicly posts a written notice of termination on Behance.com, (iii) Behance sends a written notice of termination to you, or (iv) Behance disables access to the Behance API to you.
1. Licensed Uses and Restrictions.
The Behance API is owned by Behance and is licensed to you on a non-exclusive, non-sublicenseable basis on the terms and conditions set forth herein. These terms define legal use of the Behance API, all updates, revisions, substitutions, and any copies of the Behance API made by or for you. You agree you have read the section titled 'INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS' and are bound to the terms found therein.
a. You shall:
- Comply with any requirements or restrictions imposed on usage of the content by their respective owners. Although the Behance API can be used to provide you with access to Behance projects, neither Behance's provision of the Behance API to you nor your use of the Behance API override the project owners' requirements and restrictions, which may include "all rights reserved" notices, Creative Commons licenses or other terms and conditions that may be agreed upon between you and the owners. In ALL cases, you are solely responsible for making use of Behance projects in compliance with the project owners' requirements or restrictions.
- Remove from your application within 24 hours any Behance project or other information that the owner of the content asks you to remove.
- Use Behance API for any application that replicates or attempts to replace the essential user experience of Behance.com.
- Attempt to cloak or conceal your identity or your application's identity when requesting authorization to use Behance API.
- Cache or store any Behance content other than for reasonable periods in order to provide the service you are providing to Behance users.
- Use Behance API for any application that constitutes, promotes or is used in connection with spyware, adware, other malicious programs or code.
- Use Behance API in any manner or for any purpose that violates any law or regulation, any right of any person, including but not limited to intellectual property rights, rights of privacy, or rights of personality.
- Use Behance as a generic image hosting service for banner advertisements, graphics, etc.
- Use Behance API in a manner that adversely impacts the stability of Behance.com servers or adversely impacts the behavior of other applications using the Behance API.
- Sell, lease, or sublicense Behance API or access thereto or derive revenues from the use or provision of Behance API, whether for direct commercial or monetary gain or otherwise, except as set forth below.
- You shall not use "Behance" , i.e. Behance.mydomain.com
- You shall place the following notice prominently on your application: "This product uses the Behance API but is not endorsed or certified by Behance."
- You may not use the Behance logo without specific written permission from Behance.
- Any use of the Behance logo in your application shall be less prominent than the logo or mark that primarily describes the application and your use of the Behance logo shall not imply any endorsement by Behance.
3. Ownership and Relationship of Parties.
The Behance API may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, international treaties, and/or other proprietary rights and laws of the U.S. and other countries. Behance's rights apply to the Behance API and all output and executables of the Behance API, excluding any software components developed by you which do not themselves incorporate the Behance API or any output or executables of the Behance API. You agree to abide by all applicable proprietary rights laws and other laws, as well as any additional copyright notices or restrictions contained in these terms. Behance owns all rights, title, and interest in and to the Behance API. These terms grant you no right, title, or interest in any intellectual property owned or licensed by Behance, including (but not limited to) the Behance API and Behance trademarks.
Behance may change, suspend, or discontinue any aspect of the Behance API at any time, including the availability of any Behance API. Behance may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Behance API or the Behance Web site without notice or liability.
5. Fees and Payments.
Behance is committed to free and open access to our API for commercial and non-commercial purposes. However, providing the API does have real costs for Behance. For uses of Behance API over a certain rate or for certain types of commercial applications, Behance reserves the right to charge fees for future use of or access to the Behance API.
6. Disclaimer of Any Warranty.
SOME OF THE BEHANCE API MAY BE EXPERIMENTAL AND NOT TESTED IN ANY MANNER. BEHANCE DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE BEHANCE API IS FREE OF INACCURACIES, ERRORS, BUGS, OR INTERRUPTIONS, OR ARE RELIABLE, ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR OTHERWISE VALID.
THE BEHANCE API IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND AND BEHANCE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AVAILABLILTIY, SECURITY, TITLE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
YOUR USE OF BEHANCE API IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE THAT RESULTS FROM THE USE OF ANY BEHANCE API INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA.
7. Limitation of Liability.
BEHANCE SHALL NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE BEHANCE API, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE), OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS, WHETHER OR NOT BEHANCE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL BEHANCE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY AMOUNT.
8. Release and Waiver.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby release and waive all claims against Behance, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, licensors, co-branders or other partners, and employees from any and all liability for claims, damages (actual and/or consequential), costs and expenses (including litigation costs and attorneys' fees) of every kind and nature, arising from or in any way related to your use of Behance API. If you are a California resident, you waive your rights under California Civil Code § 1542, which states, "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor." You understand that any fact relating to any matter covered by this release may be found to be other than now believed to be true and you accept and assume the risk of such possible differences in fact. In addition, you expressly waive and relinquish any and all rights and benefits which you may have under any other state or federal statute or common law principle of similar effect, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
9. Hold Harmless and Indemnity.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to hold harmless and indemnify Behance and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, licensors, co-branders or other partners, and employees from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of Behance API, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and/or consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. Behance shall use good faith efforts to provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.
10. General Terms.