Last Modified: October 31, 2022
Welcome to Lightspark. Please read on to learn the rules and restrictions that govern your use of our website, lightspark.com (the “Website”). If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding these terms or the Website, please contact us at:
- 8605 Santa Monica Blvd, PMB 64461, West Hollywood, CA, 90069
Please read these Terms carefully. They cover important information about Website. These Terms include information about future changes to these Terms and limitations of liability. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR USE OF AND ACCESS TO OUR WEBSITE ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING, YOU MAY NOT USE OR ACCESS THE WEBSITE IN ANY MANNER.
Will these Terms ever change?
We are constantly trying to improve our Website, so these Terms may need to change along with our Website. We reserve the right to change the Terms at any time. If you don’t agree with the new Terms, you are free to reject them; unfortunately, that means you will no longer be able to use the Website. If you use the Website in any way after a change to the Terms is effective, that means you agree to all of the changes.
Except for changes by us as described here or in any updated version of these Terms, no other amendment or modification of these Terms will be effective unless in writing and signed by both you and us.
What about my privacy?
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that online service providers obtain parental consent before they knowingly collect personally identifiable information online from children who are under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 16 years of age; if you are a child under 16 years of age, please do not attempt to register for or otherwise use the Website or send us any personal information. If we learn we have collected personal information from a child under 16 years of age, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that a child under 16 years of age may have provided us personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are the basics of using the Website?
You represent and warrant that you are an individual over 16 years of age and of legal age to form a binding contract.
You will only use the Website for your own personal or business use, and not on behalf of or for the benefit of any third party, and only in a manner that complies with all laws that apply to you. If your use of the Website is prohibited by applicable laws, then you aren’t authorized to use the Website. We can’t and won’t be responsible for your using the Website in a way that breaks the law.
What about messaging?
As part of the Website, you may receive communications through the Website, including messages that Lightspark sends you (for example, via email).
Are there restrictions in how I can use the Website?
You represent, warrant, and agree that you will not provide or contribute anything, including any Content (as that term is defined below), to the Website or otherwise use or interact with the Website in a manner that:
- infringes or violates the intellectual property rights or any other rights of anyone else (including Lightspark);
- violates any law or regulation, including, without limitation, any applicable export control laws, privacy laws or any other purpose not reasonably intended by Lightspark;
- is dangerous, harmful, fraudulent, deceptive, threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable;
- attempts, in any manner, to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other user;
- violates the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes;
- runs Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Website, or any processes that run or are activated while you are not logged into the Website, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of the Website (including by placing an unreasonable load on the Website’ infrastructure);
- “crawls,” “scrapes,” or “spiders” any page, data, or portion of or relating to the Website or Content (through use of manual or automated means);
- copies or stores any significant portion of the Content; or
- decompiles, reverse engineers, or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the Website.
A violation of any of the foregoing is grounds for termination of your right to use or access the Website.
What are my rights in the Website?
The materials displayed or performed or available on or through the Website, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, data, articles, photos, images, illustrations and so forth (all of the foregoing, the “Content”) are protected by copyright or other intellectual property laws. You promise to abide by all copyright notices, trademark rules, information, and restrictions contained in any Content you access through the Website, and you won’t use, copy, reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, transmit, distribute, perform, upload, display, license, sell, commercialize or otherwise exploit for any purpose any Content not owned by you (i) without the prior consent of the owner of that Content or (ii) in a way that violates someone else’s (including Lightspark’s) rights.
You understand that Lightspark owns the Website. Use, reproduction, modification, distribution or storage of any Content for any purpose other than using the Website is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from us. You won’t modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce (except as expressly provided in this Section), create derivative works based on, or otherwise exploit any of the Website. The Website may allow you to copy or download certain Content, but please remember that even where these functionalities exist, all the restrictions in this section still apply.
Who is responsible for what I see and do on the Website?
Any information or Content publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Website is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated, and you access all such information and Content at your own risk, and we aren’t liable for any errors or omissions in that information or Content or for any damages or loss you might suffer in connection with it. We cannot control and have no duty to take any action regarding how you may interpret and use the Content or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content, and you hereby release us from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Website. We can’t guarantee the identity of any users with whom you interact in using the Website and are not responsible for which users gain access to the Website.
You are responsible for all Content you contribute, in any manner, to the Website (including but not limited to any communication or materials you send us), and you represent and warrant you have all rights necessary to do so, in the manner in which you contribute it.
The Website may contain links or connections to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by Lightspark. When you access third-party websites or use third-party services, you accept that there are risks in doing so, and that Lightspark is not responsible for those risks.
Your interactions with organizations or individuals found on or through the Website, including payment and delivery of goods or Website, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations or individuals. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties. You agree that Lightspark shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.
If there is a dispute between participants on the Website, or between users and any third party, you agree that Lightspark is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you release Lightspark , its directors, officers, employees, agents, and successors from claims, demands, and damages of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our Website. You shall and hereby do waive California Civil Code Section 1542 or any similar law of any jurisdiction, which says in substance: “A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor or released party.”
Will Lightspark ever change the Website?
We’re always trying to improve our Website, so we may change it from time to time. We may suspend or discontinue any part of the Website, or we may introduce new features or impose limits on certain features or restrict access to parts or all of the Website. We reserve the right to remove any Content from the Website at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, if someone alleges you contributed that Content in violation of these Terms), in our sole discretion, and without notice.
What if I violate these Terms?
Lightspark is free to terminate or suspend your right of access to the Website for any reason in our discretion, including your breach of these Terms. Lightspark has the sole right to decide whether you are in violation of any of the restrictions set forth in these Terms.
What else do I need to know?
Warranty Disclaimer. Lightspark and its licensors, suppliers, partners, parent, subsidiaries or affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, employees, consultants, contract employees, representatives and agents, and each of their respective successors and assigns (Lightspark and all such parties together, the “Lightspark Parties”) make no representations or warranties concerning the Website, including without limitation regarding any Content contained in or accessed through the Website, and the Lightspark Parties will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Website or any claims, actions, suits procedures, costs, expenses, damages or liabilities arising out of use of, or in any way related to your participation in, the Website. The Lightspark Parties make no representations or warranties regarding suggestions or recommendations of the Website or products and services offered or purchased through or in connection with the Website (when applicable). THE WEBSITE AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED BY LIGHTSPARK (AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS) ON AN “AS-IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT USE OF THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Limitation of Liability. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE) SHALL ANY OF THE LIGHTSPARK PARTIES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR TO ANY OTHER PERSON FOR (A) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, ACCURACY OF RESULTS, OR COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, (B) ANY SUBSTITUTE GOODS, WEBSITE OR TECHNOLOGY, (C) ANY AMOUNT, IN THE AGGREGATE, IN EXCESS OF ONE-HUNDRED ($100) DOLLARS OR (D) ANY MATTER BEYOND OUR REASONABLE CONTROL. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL OR CERTAIN OTHER DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Indemnity. You agree to indemnify and hold the Lightspark Parties harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages (actual and consequential), losses and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) arising from or in any way related to any claims relating to (a) your use of the Website, and (b) your violation of these Terms.
Assignment. You may not assign, delegate or transfer these Terms or your rights or obligations hereunder in any way (by operation of law or otherwise) without Lightspark's prior written consent. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void. We may transfer, assign, or delegate these Terms and our rights and obligations without consent.
Choice of Law. These Terms are governed by and will be construed under applicable federal law and the laws of the State of California, without regard to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof.
Miscellaneous. You and Lightspark agree that these Terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding between you and Lightspark, and that these Terms supersede and cancel all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of these Terms. You hereby acknowledge and agree that you are not an employee, agent, partner, or joint venture of Lightspark, and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Lightspark in any respect whatsoever.