Terms of Use

EchoDust.com has drafted this document, which details how we gather and disseminate information, in an effort to demonstrate our strong commitment to creative rights and online privacy. EchoDust.com visitors and members must follow the rules outlined in these Terms of Use:

Terms and Conditions

In using this website you are deemed to have read and agreed to the following terms and conditions:

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “User”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting EchoDust.com’s terms and conditions. “The Organization”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Editors” “Moderators”, and “Us”, refers to EchoDust.com. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the User and ourselves, or either the User or ourselves. “Authors” & “Contributors” refer to individuals submitting content such as, but not limited to, articles and photographs.

Content Disclaimer
Although the administrators and moderators of EchoDust.com will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this site, users are often allowed to publish posts, articles, and comments immediately, without any initial moderation. Therefore, it is impossible for us to review all messages immediately. All topics and messages published on EchoDust.com solely express the views and intent of their individual authors, and as such, neither the owners of EchoDust.com or other team members can be held responsible for the content posted or linked within any message.

Acceptable Content
Offensive, defamatory, and illegal material should not be posted. Any content will be removed as deemed necessary by the Editors or Moderators of this website.

General
By accessing this website you consent to these terms and conditions and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the American courts in all disputes arising out of such access. If any of these terms are deemed invalid or unenforceable for any reason (including, but not limited to the exclusions and limitations set out above), then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be severed from these terms and the remaining terms will continue to apply. Failure of The Organization to enforce any of the provisions set out in these Terms and Conditions and any Agreement, or failure to exercise any option to terminate, shall not be construed as waiver of such provisions and shall not affect the validity of these Terms and Conditions or of any Agreement or any part thereof, or the right thereafter to enforce each and every provision. These Terms and Conditions can be modified at any time.

Acceptable Use
You may not harass or annoy other users, promote content that violates our policies, or transmit illegal or copyrighted material through this site or its servers. You agree that you will not post any messages that are excessively annoying, disruptive, obscene, hateful, inappropriate, sexually explicit, containing nudity, threatening to other members, or in violation of any laws. Our editors will subjectively decide if these rules have been violated, and our administrators will make all final decisions.

Use of Information 
Our site’s registration area and comment system requires visitors to supply contact information, such as an e-mail address and social network links. We will not send you any unsolicited e-mail and will not give your e-mail address to any third-parties. The email address you provide will only be used to send updates about this site. You may opt out of any mailings.

Unsolicited Advertising
Articles and threads containing any unsolicited advertising or spam are not allowed and will be deleted as soon as possible. Members who post spam messages anywhere on the site at any time will be banned immediately from posting or registering for another membership at EchoDust.com. Contributors, however, are encouraged to link to their social network profiles and personal websites.

Ownership of Content
All credit is given to artists of artworks displayed on EchoDust.com, and links will be provided when possible. All ownership belongs original artists. Contributors waive rights by submitting content, waiving any claims to revenue made directly through this site. However, Contributors are encouraged to use this website as a platform to network and make revenue independently from this website. Editors and Moderators reserve the right to edit any article or topic for formatting and/or grammatical reasons, or any reason at all.

Posting of Copyrighted or Plagiarized Material
Any material found to infringe on anyone else’s right will be removed post haste. If you have a copyright infringement claim, please see us our Contact page. If you are involved in any copyright infringement claim, EchoDust.com reserves the right to relinquish any information requested to protect its own interests.
Threads and posts containing links to unlicensed downloads of copyrighted material, including but not limited to recorded, photographs, are not allowed because of legal issues, and will be deleted as soon as possible. It is also prohibited to discuss file sharing of copyrighted material or post offers to trade unlicensed files through other means. Any attempts to circumvent this rule in any way will not be tolerated, and users who consistently do so will be banned from posting any further messages. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited.

Use of Internet Protocol Address
We use your Internet protocol (IP) address for several reasons: targeting advertising, to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our web site, and to help identify you and your EchoDust.com comments. This IP address is only available to EchoDust.com Administrators and Editors. In the event that you decide to abuse your posting rights, we reserve the right to use your IP address in any of the following ways: banning, use a lookup to determine your ISP, then inform them of your actions. We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Additionally, for systems administration, detecting usage patterns and troubleshooting purposes, our web servers automatically log standard access information including browser type, access times/open mail, URL requested, and referral URL. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above without your explicit permission.

Comment Guidelines 
Please note that information that is disclosed in areas such as Comments, becomes public. Use caution in disclosing any personal information. Contributors  this site agree to not advertise , while linking and allowing users access via the author’s website or social network is encouraged.

Children’s Guidelines
We do not collect or use any online contact information or identifiable off-line contact information about a child (any individual under 18 years of age) without parental consent. We do not distribute personally identifiable information about children without parental consent. We do not give children the ability to post or distribute personal information without prior consent. We do not entice children with games or contests that would encourage them to disclose personal information.

Use of Email Opt Out/Opt In 
EchoDust.com allows users to opt in to receiving email correspondence from us by registering via the website. EchoDust.com allows users to opt out of receiving e-mail from us. To opt out of our mailing list or forum notifications use the links provided in any email correspondence sent to you.

Correct/Update Personal Information
EchoDust.com allows you to change or modify your personal information by editing your profile with any of our third party services by using links at the bottom of our newsletters or in any comment section on our website.

Privacy Statement
We are committed to protecting your privacy. Authorized team members within the Organization on a need to know basis only use any information collected from individual customers. We constantly review our systems and data to ensure the best possible service to our customers. We will investigate any unauthorized actions against our systems and data with a view to prosecuting and/or taking civil proceedings to recover damages against those responsible.

Confidentiality
Users records are regarded as confidential and therefore will not be divulged to any third party, other than when legally required to do so to the appropriate authorities. Where appropriate, we shall issue Users with appropriate written information, handouts or copies of records as part of an agreed contract, for the benefit of both parties.
We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to any third party or use your e-mail address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent by this Organization will only be in connection with the provision of agreed services and products.

Availability
Redistribution or republication of any part of this site or its content is prohibited, including such by framing or other similar or any other means, without the express written consent of the creator whose content you would like to use. EchoDust.com does not warrant that the service from this site will be uninterrupted, timely or error free, although it is provided to the best ability. By using this service you thereby indemnify EchoDust.com, its team members, agents and affiliates against any loss or damage, in whatever manner, howsoever caused.

Cookies
Like most interactive web sites this EchoDust.com uses cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate partners may also use cookies.

Advertisements
This website will include advertisements. Using the Ads Settings feature on the ad itself, visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads.

Links from this website
We do not monitor or review the content of other party’s websites which are linked to from this website. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us and should not be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site & to read the privacy statements of these sites. You should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any other site connected to this site or accessed through this site yourself, before disclosing any personal information to them. This Company will not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.

Copyright Notice
The content featured at EchoDust.com is either for promotional purposes only or is licensed under Creative Commons; no copyright infringement is intended. If your content has been included and you would like it to be removed; please use the Contact page.

Liability 
EchoDust.com is not responsible for the content of its’ contributors. Any legal responsibility falls on the person uploading the content. Should any issues arise in regards to liability, please use the Contact page.
EchoDust.com Rights Disclaimer
The administrators and moderators of EchoDust.com reserve the right to remove, edit, move, or close any thread or any post, including blog posts and comments, and warn, ban, or delete any member, for any reason.

Disclaimer

Exclusions and Limitations
The information on this web site is provided on an “as is” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Organization:

  • excludes all representations and warranties relating to this website and its contents or which is or may be provided by any affiliates or any other third party, including in relation to any inaccuracies or omissions in this website and/or The Organization’s literature; and
  • excludes all liability for damages arising out of or in connection with your use of this website. This includes, without limitation, direct loss, loss of business or profits (whether or not the loss of such profits was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you have advised this Organization of the possibility of such potential loss), damage caused to your computer, computer software, systems and programs and the data thereon or any other direct or indirect, consequential and incidental damages.
Notification of Changes

EchoDust.com reserves the right to change these conditions from time to time as it sees fit and your continued use of the site will signify your acceptance of any adjustment to these terms. If there are any changes to our Terms of Use or any changes in how we use our site customers’ Personally Identifiable Information, we will announce that these changes have been made on our home page and on other key pages on our site. Any changes to our Terms of Use will be posted on our web site at the time of adjustment. You are therefore advised to re-read this statement on a regular basis.

These terms and conditions form part of the Agreement between the User and ourselves. Your accessing of this website and/or undertaking of a booking or Agreement indicates your understanding, agreement to and acceptance, of the Disclaimer Notice and the full Terms and Conditions contained herein. Your statutory Consumer Rights are unaffected.