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Terms Of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE.

GENERAL
Crown Media United States, LLC and/or its parent companies, subsidiaries or affiliated companies (collectively, “Crown Media”, "we" or "us") owns, operates and/or provides this and other websites, applications, social networks and other online or wireless services (each, a "Website" and collectively, the “Websites”) subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms of Use. You agree that both your access to and use of the Websites are governed by these Terms of Use and Crown Media's Privacy Policy located at www.hallmarkchannel.com/privacypolicy.html (collectively, the “Terms”). By accessing and/or using the Websites you agree to the Terms and to abide by all rules, terms, conditions, restrictions and notices in the Terms, as well as all applicable laws, rules and regulations. From time to time we may revise the Terms, therefore, we advise you to review the Terms periodically. Your continued use of the Websites following the posting of changes to the Terms will mean you have accepted those changes.

RESTRICTION ON USE OF MATERIALS
All materials on this site, including without limitation, images, names, photographs, graphics, logos, characters, illustrations, artwork, audio and video, are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws and may only be used for your personal non-commercial purposes. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, duplicate, distribute, upload, modify, post or transmit in any way without our express written permission. You are also prohibited from creating materials that are based and/or derived from any materials contained on this site.

CODE OF CONDUCT
While using any of the Websites or submitting any Posting (as defined below), you agree to comply with the following standards and agree not to:

 WEBSITES POSTINGS
Any materials posted, submitted or transmitted on the Websites by you ("Postings") will become our property and may be reproduced, modified and distributed as we see fit, in any medium, for any purpose and in perpetuity. Further, you understand that by submitting a Posting, you are granting to Crown Media, and to anyone authorized by Crown Media, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to display, use, copy, modify, transmit, sell, exploit, create derivative works from and/or distribute such Posting, in whole or in part, in any manner or medium, now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose as we see fit. The foregoing grant shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in a Posting, including, but not limited to, rights under copyright or trademark, under any relevant jurisdiction. You are not entitled to any compensation for any submitting any Posting on the Websites. By submitting a Posting, you represent and warrant that (1) you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Posting, including, without limitation, all copyrights and/or other intellectual property and does not infringe any third party’s intellectual property or other rights; (2) the content is accurate; (3) use of the content you supply does not violate the Terms and will not cause injury or damage to any person, entity or property; and (4) you will indemnify Crown Media and/or its parent companies, subsidiaries and affiliates for any and all claims resulting from any Posting. Crown Media takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any Posting and has the option, but not the obligation, to monitor, edit or remove any Posting. Crown Media has no obligation to use any Posting.

UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS
We receive many unsolicited ideas, suggestions or creative materials. However, it is our policy not to accept such unsolicited submissions to avoid any possibility of future misunderstandings in the event that projects developed by us might seem to others to be similar to their own creative work. We have instructed that all such written or emailed submissions not be reviewed or read by our employees and that they be either returned to the sender or deleted.

SWEEPSTAKES/CONTESTS/PROMOTIONS
From time to time we may offer or allow you to participate in promotions, giveaways, contests or sweepstakes (each, a “Promotion”) on our Websites. If you choose to participate in a Promotion, we may collect your personal information, such as your name, address, age, telephone number, email address or other contact information. Participation in any Promotion is subject to the Official Rules governing that Promotion. Crown Media may announce rules in connection with any Promotion, but regardless of whether specific rules are announced, all such opportunities will be controlled by the Terms. In addition, as a condition to receiving any award or prize for participating in such Promotions, you may be required to provide additional information, to sign a release or waiver or to authorize the use of certain information about you in any Crown Media marketing materials.

LINKED THIRD PARTY WEBSITES AND ADVERTISERS
The Websites may contain links to third party websites. The content on third party and linked websites are not under the control of Crown Media. Crown Media is not responsible for the contents of any linked website or for any information, materials or any form of transmission received by you from any linked website, nor is Crown Media responsible if the linked website is not functioning properly. Crown Media provides these links to you merely as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Crown Media of any third party, third party website or any association with the operators of such website. You are responsible for viewing and abiding by the privacy statements and terms of use posted on any third party linked website. Any dealings with third parties, such as advertisers or vendors, included within the Websites or participation in promotions involving the delivery of and payment for goods and services, or any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such third parties, are solely between you and that third party. Crown Media is neither responsible nor liable for any part of such dealings or promotions.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

NEITHER CROWN MEDIA NOR ANY OF OUR PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS OR SPONSORS, NOR OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOST PROFITS), UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE WEBSITES AND/OR MATERIALS, POSTINGS, ANY THIRD PARTY LINKED WEBSITE OR ANY CODE, PRODUCT OR SERVICE PURCHASED, ACCESSIBLE OR USABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE WEBSITES, MATERIALS, POSTINGS, PRODUCTS OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITES, MATERIALS, POSTING, PRODUCTS OR LINKED WEBSITE, AS APPLICABLE. THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO CROWN MEDIA FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO CROWN MEDIA, IF ANY, TO ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. NO COMMUNICATION OF ANY KIND BETWEEN YOU AND CROWN MEDIA OR A REPRESENTATIVE OF CROWM NEDIA CONSTITUTES A WAIVER OF ANY LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY HEREUNDER OR CREATES ANY ADDITIONAL WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.

INDEMNITY
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Crown Media, our parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, suppliers, advertisers and sponsors, and our and their directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents and other representatives, from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) and other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (1) your breach of the Terms; (2) any allegation that any Posting or other information you submit to us or transmit to the Websites infringes or otherwise violates the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property or other right of any third party; (3) your access to and use of the Websites; and/or (4) any claim that any Posting caused damage or loss to a third party, including, without limitation, libel, defamation, loss of or harm to reputation or any other damage whatsoever.

PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Please use the following procedure to notify us if you believe in good faith that any content contained on the Websites infringes your copyright. Pursuant to Title 17 of the United States Code, Section 512 (c)(3), a notification of claimed infringement must be a written communication provided to the designated agent (please see designated agent's information below) of service provider that includes substantially the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site is covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

PROCEDURE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
Please use the following procedure to notify us, if you believe that any content contained on this site infringes your copyright.

Designated Agent:
 Legal & Business Affairs
 Crown Media Family Networks
 12700 Ventura Boulevard
 Studio City, CA 91604
 Email: DAgent@crownmedia.com
 Phone: (818) 755-2460
 Fax: (818) 755-2461

TERMINATION
Crown Media has the sole discretion to delete, suspend, terminate or close your user account, with or without prior notification to you, for any or no reason.

GENERAL
The Terms shall operate to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any provision or part thereof is held unlawful, void or unenforceable it shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of the Terms.

Updated: October 19, 2011

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