Terms and Conditions of Use

Welcome to the Ask Agent™ Network of Products!

Ask Agent Ltd's vision is to provide a platform for a free-market trade of knowledge between Internet users. Ask Agent Ltd has been a pioneer in this field since 1998, with numerous patents filed in the USA and other countries since 2001.

These terms and conditions set out the responsibilities of all those who participate in the Ask Agent™ network and suite of products. By making use of the system, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions, so please read this document carefully. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you should exit this site (or network) and not use it further, or contact us at legal@askagent.com.

1. Scope of these Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions govern all use of the Ask Agent™ network, including Ammas.com, AnswerPod.com, and any other website, network or product which uses the Ask Agent™ technology, or a subset of the technology. We hereafter refer to our technology, websites or products as the Ask Agent "Network of Products," and to users of the Network of Products as "Users," and to client sites or devices which offer the Network of Products to their own Users, as "Partners."

Ask Agent Ltd may, at its complete discretion, add to, delete, or modify these Terms and Conditions without notice. By either using or registering as a User with the Network of Products, you agree to use the product in a manner consistent with all applicable national, local, state and federal laws and regulations and in accordance with the Terms and Conditions discussed below.

2. Limitations in Use

You agree that you use this product entirely at your own risk and that Ask Agent Ltd is not responsible for any outcome resulting from your use of this product, including but not limited to any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect or computer virus, or the deletion, failure to store, failed delivery or unavailability of any information, material, products, services, applications or features, even if advised of the possibility of such damages or losses.

Though Ask Agent Ltd will do its best to store all data appropriately, Ask Agent Ltd makes no implied or express representation or warranties about the reliability, or accessibility of the User's web pages, information, associated storage facilities, or applications. Ask Agent Ltd is not responsible for any damage caused by loss of access to, deletion of, failure to store, failure to back up, or alteration of members Home Pages, data, or software. Individual members are responsible for monitoring and creating backups of their information.

The maximum liability to you for all claims made against Ask Agent Ltd, including but not limited to negligence, shall in no event exceed the amount paid to Ask Agent Ltd to access the product in question. By using one of our products, you agree to release and hold harmless Ask Agent Ltd, its partners, affiliates, officers, directors and employees from any and all claims, demands, damages, costs and expenses of any kind whatsoever relating in any way to use of one of our products.

Ask Agent reserves the right to delete any content at any time at its complete discretion.

3. Terms of Participation

a) Participation is available to anyone over the age of 13 who registers and accurately provides all the required information, including a legitimate electronic mail address and who obtains a unique User Name and password in our Network of Products. User membership or identity is non-transferable. Ask Agent Ltd does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation. Children under the age of 13 may only register with the express consent of a parent or guardian.

b) Ask Agent Ltd allows one User Membership per individual with a legitimate electronic mail address.

c) Please be courteous when selecting your User Name or submitting content to our products. For some products, Ask Agent Ltd does not permit the use of vulgar or offensive language in User Names. You may not use the name of any individual, entity or organization, or any term that is a trademark, service mark, or copyright, or that violates any other proprietary right held by another. Ask Agent Ltd may, at its discretion and without notice, delete or revoke any Membership associated with a User Name of this nature.

d) Ask Agent Ltd may terminate any Membership (and any and all related information, communications, postings, or Web pages) at any time, without notice, for conduct that violates international, local, state or federal laws or regulations, these Terms and Conditions or other policies or guidelines set out by Ask Agent Ltd elsewhere on the Network of Products, or for material that Ask Agent Ltd in its sole discretion believes is harmful to other Users, the business of Ask Agent Ltd, or other third-party information providers. Individuals who have had their Memberships terminated may not continue to utilize member privileges in any manner or for any reason without the express written permission of Ask Agent Ltd.

4. Public Communication

For some products, Ask Agent Ltd may offer its Users the ability to communicate on-line through the website and email. It is the intention of Ask Agent Ltd to allow open and diverse communication through the use of these systems. Conduct in these areas is governed by the guidelines set forth in Section 2 of this document and the separate terms of service of each of those services. But Ask Agent Ltd does not guarantee that these guidelines will be followed and, therefore, expressly disclaims any and all liability arising from or relating to any failure to follow such guidelines.

5. Trademarks

The trademarks, logos, domains and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed across the Network of products, including but not limited to Ammas, Ammas.com, AskAmma.com, the AnswerPod, and Ask Agent™ are Trademarks of Ask Agent Ltd. All other Trademarks, publicity rights and other rights are the property of their respective owners. You do not have any license or right, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, to use any Trademark, image or other material displayed on the Network of Products without the written permission of Ask Agent Ltd or the third party that may own the relevant material.

6. Privacy

See our Privacy Statement which appears at the bottom of the webpage.

7. Submission of All Information

All personal information you submit through any of our products, unless otherwise stated, is stored confidentially and is governed by our strict Privacy Statement. You have complete control of your personal information. No other person or party other than Ask Agent Ltd will have access to it without your express written permission.

For products which allow you to publish information on the Network, you will share the copyright for the information with Ask Agent Ltd, which means that you cannot republish or resubmit the information to any other media source without the express written permission of Ask Agent Ltd. (All requests for this permission can be sent to legal@askagent.com).

Ask Agent Ltd. will not infringe upon your own copyrights over the information, but you agree that Ask Agent Ltd may modify the information for use in a variety of media and applications. If you object to any modification(s), you may send an email to legal@askagent.com and request to have your name removed from the information.

For products which allow you to publish information through one of our products, Ask Agent Ltd's right to use your information is royalty-free (that is, without payment to you), and extends to all media, whether now existing or later discovered, including but not limited to print, film, and electronic (not limited to our website). This permission is non-exclusive, permanent, irrevocable and has worldwide application.

8. Reporting a Violation of these Terms and Conditions

If you are witness to a violation of these guidelines, please notify us at legal@askagent.com. Ask Agent Ltd will respond as quickly as practical to any such claims, but undertakes that it is under no obligation to act or not act with regards to any complaint. Any action taken will be at the sole discretion of Ask Agent Ltd.

It is the policy of Ask Agent Ltd to respond quickly to claims of all intellectual property infringement. Ask Agent Ltd warrants that it will promptly process and investigate all notices of any alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying or substantially complying with the DMCA, Ask Agent Ltd will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and will act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. Ask Agent Ltd will terminate access for subscribers and account holders who are repeat infringers. Notices of claimed infringement should be directed to:

Ask Agent Ltd
PO Box 33075
North Shore City
New Zealand

When Ask Agent Ltd removes or disables access to any material claimed to be infringing, Ask Agent Ltd may attempt to contact the user who has posted such material in order to give that user an opportunity to respond to the notification, although Ask Agent Ltd makes no constructive representation to do so. Any and all counter notifications submitted by the user will be furnished to the complaining party. Ask Agent Ltd will give the complaining party an opportunity to seek judicial relief at their own cost in accordance with the DMCA before Ask Agent Ltd replaces or restores access to any material as a result of any counter notification.

If Ask Agent Ltd becomes aware of the presence of material on its server(s) that violates any other right of any party, either in the course of its ordinary and reasonable business activities, or through notification by a third party of the specific location of the alleged presence of such materials, Ask Agent Ltd will contact the User responsible for the material and alert him or her of the allegations, requiring that within five days he or she must respond as to why the material does or does not violate the rights in question. Ask Agent Ltd also will alert the User that, absent such a response, Ask Agent Ltd reserves the complete right to delete the user's account information, including, if applicable, the User's member pages; and, if the User fails to respond within five days, Ask Agent Ltd will make a decision whether to remove the account or User's member pages. In all cases, if in its sole and absolute discretion, Ask Agent Ltd concludes that the account information or one of the User's member pages violates the rights of any other party, Ask Agent Ltd reserves the right to delete the offending user's account, including the User's member pages if applicable, at any time without prior notice.

9. Violations

Ask Agent Ltd reserves the right to pursue any and all legal and equitable remedies against anyone violating these Terms and Conditions, including but not limited to terminating accounts or membership. Any failure by Ask Agent Ltd to enforce any of its rights hereunder shall not be deemed a waiver of such rights or of any other rights.

10. Indemnity and Release

Each User agrees to indemnify Ask Agent Ltd and any third-party content provider against any and all claims and expenses, including legal fees, arising from the User's use and/or misuse of any product or feature in our Network of Products. This includes, without limitation:

The User's responsibility for any and all liability arising from the violation or infringement of proprietary rights, copyrights, trademarks, or servicemarks and User's responsibility for any and all liability arising from any libelous or unlawful material contained within User's member pages. By using any product or feature in our Network of Products you are hereby agreeing to release Ask Agent Ltd and its affiliates, officers, directors, and employees from any and all claims, demands, debts, obligations, damages (actual or consequential), costs, and expenses of any kind or nature whatsoever, whether known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, that you may have against them arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or to the products and services of Ask Agent Ltd. You hereby agree to waive all laws that may limit the efficacy of such releases.

11. Merger Clause

These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter contained herein and supersedes any other agreement, proposals and communications, written or oral, between Ask Agent Ltd representatives and each User with respect to the subject matter hereof. Ask Agent Ltd may amend these Terms of Service at any time without notice.

12. Parental Controls

The business of Ask Agent Ltd is in no way associated with material that may be offensive or harmful to children. However, because of the size and variety of the Products, and the amount of data submitted to the Network of Products, we cannot regulate every piece of data and guarantee that all the material on the Network of Products is suitable for minors. As with any other Internet site, we strongly encourage parental guidance for children under the age of 13.

We believe your enjoyment of Ask Agent Ltd's services, expertise and content will be enhanced by the application of the Terms and Conditions presented here. We believe that these Terms and Conditions will help Ask Agent Ltd, its honoured guests and its Users prosper and grow in a non-threatening environment. Thank you for taking the time to read this document and we hope your enjoy our services.

Important Disclaimer: This question and answer system is open to the public. The opinions expressed are those of their individual authors, as attributed beside each item of advice. Neither the authors nor the information they provide are endorsed by this website. We recommend using common sense, making your own inquiries, and, if necessary, seeking professional advice before relying on material generated on this site.

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