Terms & Conditions

The blocksrock.com website (the “Site”) is operated by or for Blocks Rock LLC (referred to herein as “us,” “we,” “our” and “Blocks Rock”). By accessing or using the Site, you indicate that you have read, understand and agree to these Terms of Use (the “Terms”) as well as our Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference into the Terms.

Your continued use of the Site indicates your assent to the Terms. If you do not agree with any portion of the Terms, you should exit the Site immediately.

We may modify these Terms from time to time, in our sole discretion. All revisions shall be effective upon posting, unless otherwise noted. You agree to be bound by any changes to the Terms when you use the Site after any such revision is posted. 

We do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under thirteen (13). If, in the future, we permit children under thirteen (13) to register for accounts or certain services offered through the Site, we will do so in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (15 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.) including, without limitation, obtaining necessary parental consent

General Use

The Site offers information about the Blocks Rock! game and is intended for use by teachers, parents and caregivers. We are proud to bring you this information, and remind you that the Site may be used only for lawful purposes. You agree not to use the Site for any unlawful or prohibited purpose.  Unauthorized use of the Site is strictly prohibited. 

Despite our best efforts to provide accurate information, it is not possible to completely ensure that information on the Site is correct at all times. We assume no responsibility for any incorrect information or inappropriate content or conduct that is posted or occurs on the Site. If you become aware of misuse of the Site, please contact us directly at info[at]blocksrock.com. 

License

For the limited purpose of your use of the Site, we grant you a limited, revocable, personal and non-transferable license to use the Site for private viewing and in accordance with the Terms, and for no other purpose. You must keep intact all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices.

Information You Provide

You are solely responsible for any and all information you provide and materials you upload via the Site. You represent and warrant that any information you provide and materials you upload, including but not limited to photographs and comments, do not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, contract rights or any other rights of any third party, and are not unlawful, fraudulent, obscene or otherwise objectionable.

By uploading or posting material to the Site, such as photographs, images, text or other content, you grant to us a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable, perpetual license to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of, and publicly display, perform and publish such content for any purpose and in any media, including but not limited to promotions for goods and services provided by Blocks Rock.

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, review, reject, or remove any content, or to suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of the Site at any time, for any or no reason, with or without prior notice, and without liability. However, we are under no obligation to monitor or modify the content of the Site and assume no responsibility for any inappropriate content or conduct that is posted or occurs on the Site. We do not control or endorse any content posted on the Site by third parties, and specifically disclaim any liability with respect to submissions, postings and actions of third parties using the Site

Intellectual Property

The design, text, graphics, logos, icons, the selection and arrangement of these elements, and all software and content posted on the Site are the property of Blocks Rock or its licensors or suppliers, and are protected by U.S. and international intellectual property laws, including, but not limited to copyright. You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to us or any other person or entity without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Please contact us at info[at]blocksrock.com with any inquiries, permission requests, or to report suspected copyright infringement. 

If you believe your proprietary work has been copied and/or posted on the Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information:

(i)  an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;

(ii)  a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

(iii)  a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;

(iv)  your address, telephone number, and email address;

(v)  a written 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

(vi)  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 are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. 

General Disclaimer

We reserve the right to modify, suspend, delay or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site (or any part thereof), with or without notice. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, delay or discontinuance of the Site or products or services offered through the Site. The Site is provided AS-IS and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. This means, without limitation, that WE DO NOT WARRANT that the Site is fit for any particular purpose; that the content of the Site is non-infringing; that the services available via the Site will be uninterrupted; that defects will be corrected; that the Site is free of viruses or other harmful components; or that the information and content of the Site is accurate, error-free or reliable. You acknowledge that Blocks Rock and its affiliates, together with their respective employees, agents, directors, officers and shareholders, ARE NOT LIABLE for any delays, inaccuracies, failures, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, viruses, communication line failures or for the theft, destruction, damage or unauthorized access to your computer system or network.

Your Representations and Warranties

You represent and warrant that: (i) you are over the age of thirteen (13); (ii) you will not use the Site for unacceptable or illegal purposes; and (iii) any and all information you provide through the Site will be true, complete and correct and you will update all information as it changes.

Limitation of Liability

You acknowledge that we are not liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, in connection with or arising from your use or from your inability to use the Site. This limitation applies to all potential claims, whether based on contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if we have been advised of the possibility of damages. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of the Site, or with any of these Terms, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

Indemnification

You hereby agree to indemnify and hold Blocks Rock, its affiliates and respective officers, directors, agents, partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, damages, claim or demand (including court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees, including in connection with enforcing this indemnity clause) made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site in violation of the Terms and/or arising from any breach of your representations and warranties set forth herein.

Governing Laws and Venue

The Terms and our relationship are governed by the laws of the State of Indiana, U.S.A. You hereby irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of federal and state courts in the State of Indiana, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site and you hereby consent to, and waive all defenses of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non conveniens with respect to, venue and jurisdiction in the federal and state courts of the State of Indiana. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to the Terms, including this paragraph.

Entire Agreement

The Terms and the other documents referenced herein form the entire agreement between you and Blocks Rock with respect to the Site. The Terms supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications between you and Blocks Rock concerning any matters set forth herein.

Validity of Terms

A printed version of the Terms and any notices given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based on or relating to the Terms to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents originally in printed form. 

BY USING THE SITE, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE READ THE TERMS IN THEIR ENTIRETY, AND THAT I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED ABOVE.

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