Terms of Service



Welcome to hoodPALS.

As a member or non-member using the hoodPALS website you agree to be bound by the following Terms of Service (this Agreement).

Read these Terms of Services carefully and indicate your acceptance of them if you wish to register as a member to use hoodPALS services. Do this by following the required instructions on the signup page. Only one account per IP is allowed.

This written Agreement sets out the legally binding terms of your membership in the Service and use of hoodPALS Web site.

Your membership may be modified by hoodPALS management staff at any point in time without prior notice and will take effect upon posting on hoodPALS' Web Site.

hoodPALS' acceptable use policy for the content posted on the website and notices regarding hoodPALS is included in this agreement. hoodPALS Privacy Policy link is in the footer menu and is part of these Terms of Service. By signing up for membership, you agree to both the Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy.

1. Any membership in the Service is automatically void where prohibited. As a member and in use of the Web site's services, you represent and warrant that you have the right, capacity and authority to enter into this particular agreement and will abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

2. Terms

While using the Web site services this Agreement will remain in full force and effect. You are free to terminate your membership at any time you wish, for any reason. hoodPALS reserves the right to terminate your membership at any time, for any reason. If hoodPALS terminates your membership because you have breached the Agreement, you will not be entitled to any refund of your unused subscription fees. This agreement will still remain in full effect even after your membership has been terminated.

3. The following include Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Web site: Collection of usernames and/or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Web site will be investigated thoroughly, and the appropriate legal action will be taken,including without limitation, criminal, civil and injunctive redress.

4. Full Proprietary Rights in Content on hoodPALS

Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you do not have the right to copy, publish, modify, transmit, perform, display, distribute or sell any other proprietary information. hoodPALS owns and retains all proprietary rights in the hoodPALS Web Site and its Service. The Web Site contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of hoodPALS, and its licensors.

5. Content Posted on the Site.

a. You understand and agree that hoodPALS reserves the right to review/edit delete any content, photos, messages or profiles (collectively, Content) that in hoodPALS' sole judgment violate this Agreement or which might be illegal, offensive, or that might violate the rights, threaten the safety of other members, or harm them in anyway.

b. As a member posting Content to any public section of hoodPALS, you automatically grant, and you warrant and represent that you have the right to grant, to hoodPALS a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to copy, perform, use, display and distribute such information and content and to incorporate into other works of, or prepare derivative works of such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. In the event of your account being terminated, either by hoodPALS.com or by you, you acknowledge that we reserve the right to keep the content that you have posted on the site and that we will change your username, account information, displayname and email address and password in order to protect your privacy once you or we terminate your account.

c. You are solely responsible for the Content that you display or publish (hereinafter, post) on the hoodPALS Web Site, or transmit to other hoodPALS Members.

d. You agree to use the Service in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

e. The following below is a partial list of the kind of Content that is considered illegal or prohibited on the hoodPALS Web Site.

hoodPALS reserves the right to investigate fully and take any appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision; including without limitation, removal of the offending communication from the Service and automatically terminating the membership of such violators.

It includes Content that:

* is patently offensive to the online community, such as Content that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;

* promotes information that you are aware is false, promotes illegal activities or misleading or conduct that is threatening, abusive, obscene, libelous or defamatory;

* involves the transmission of chain letters, junk mail, or unsolicited mass mailing or spamming;

* advocates harassment or harasses another person;

* promotes any illegal or unauthorized copy of someone else's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;

* contains password only access pages or restricted pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from other accessible page);

* displays any form of pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind, including links to such;

* provides material that exploits persons under the age of eighteen in a violent or sexual manner, or solicits the personal information from anyone under eighteen;

* provides instructional information about any illegal activities such as buying or making illegal weapons, providing or creating any computer viruses or violating a person's privacy.

* engages in commercial activities and/or sales without any prior written consent from us; such as: sweepstakes, contests, advertising, barter and pyramid schemes;

* solicits personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users or passwords;

f. You may not transmit any form of chain letters or junk email to other Members. You may not engage in advertising to, or solicitation of, other Members to buy or sell any of your or others products or services through the hoodPALS Service. Although hoodPALS cannot monitor the conduct of its Members off the hoodPALS Web site, it is still considered a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the hoodPALS Service in order to abuse, harass, or harm another person, or in order to advertise to, contact, solicit, or sell to any of the hoodPALS Members without their prior explicit consent. In order to protect our Members from such solicitation or advertising, hoodPALS reserves the right to restrict the number of emails, which any Member may send to other Members in any twenty four hour period to a number, which hoodPALS deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

6.Member Disputes

Interaction between hoodPALS members is your sole responsibility. hoodPALS reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and any other Members.

7. Privacy

Our Privacy Policy also governs the use of the hoodPALS Web site and/or its Services.

8. Disclaimers

hoodPALS is not responsible for any inaccurate or incorrect Content posted on the Web site or in connection with the Service. hoodPALS assumes no responsibility for any interruption, omission, error, delay in operation, deletion, defect, communications line failure, destruction, theft or unauthorized access to, or alteration of any user or Members communications. hoodPALS is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the hoodPALS Web site or Member of the Service.

The Web site and the Service are provided AS-IS and hoodPALS expressly disclaims any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. hoodPALS is not responsible for any technical malfunctions or problems of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, computer equipment, servers or providers, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site or combination thereof, including damage or injury to users and/or hoodPALS Members or to anyone's computer related to or resulting from downloading material or participating in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the hoodPALS Service. Under no circumstances will hoodPALS be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone's use of the hoodPALS Web site or the Service, any Content posted on the Web site or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of the Web site, whether online or offline. hoodPALS cannot guarantee and does not promise any specific results from use of the Web site and/or the Service other than stated guarantees. The service may not be available temporarily from time to time for maintenance purposes or other reasons. No advice or information, whether written or oral, obtained by hoodPALS users or through or from the service itself shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.

9. Copyright Policy

You may not post, reproduce, or distribute in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information of hoodPALS without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our Copyright Agent with the following information: an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the hoodPALS Web site; your address, telephone number, and email address; 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; 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 authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

10. Limitation on Liability

Except in jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will hoodPALS be liable to you or any third person for any exemplary, indirect, consequential, incidental, special or punitive damages, including also any lost profits arising from your use of the hoodPALS Web site or the Services, even if hoodPALS has been advised of the possibility of such form of damages.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, hoodPALS' liability to you for whatsoever cause, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount that is paid, if any, by you as a member to hoodPALS for the Service during the term of the membership.

11. Indemnity

You agree to hold and indemnify hoodPALS, affiliates, its subsidiaries, agents, officers, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, claim, liability, or demand, including reasonable attorney's fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the hoodPALS Service in violation of this Agreement and/or arising from a breach of this Agreement and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set forth above. If You are a California resident, You waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says "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."

12. No Agency

There is no partnership, employee-employer, agency, franchisor-franchisee or joint venture, relationship between hoodPALS and any User of hoodPALS.

13. Other Businesses and Links to Other Sites

Our Site does contain a number of links to other websites and online resources that are not owned or controlled by hoodPALS.com.

Parties other than hoodPALS.com operate stores, provide services, or sell product lines via listings on this site. In addition, we provide links to the sites of affiliated companies and certain other businesses. We are not responsible for examining or evaluating, and we do not warrant the offerings of, any of these businesses or individuals or the content of their Web sites. hoodPALS.com does not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, product, and content of all these and any other third parties. You should carefully review their privacy statements and other conditions of use.

14. Other

This Agreement, accepted upon use of the hoodPALS Web site and further affirmed by becoming a registered Member of the Service, contains the entire agreement between you and hoodPALS regarding the use of the Web site and/or the Service. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect. Failure of hoodPALS to enforce or exercise any right or provision of these stated Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

16. Services and/or Support

hoodPALS and our staff do offer services for support.

Please contact us with questions you may have regarding this agreement.

*Updated March 27, 2016