We may change these terms from time to time. If we do, we’ll let you know about any material changes, either by notifying you on the Site or by sending you an email. New versions of the terms will never apply retroactively — we’ll tell you the exact date they go into effect. If you keep using BlackBuntu after a change, that means you accept the new terms.
THINGS YOU DEFINITELY SHOULDN’T DO
This section is a list of things you probably already know you shouldn’t do — lie, break laws, abuse people, steal data, hack other people’s computers, and so on. Please behave yourself. Don’t do this stuff.
We expect all of them to behave responsibly and help keep this a nice place. Don’t do any of these things on the Site:
- Don’t break the law. Don’t take any action that infringes or violates other people’s rights, violates the law, or breaches any contract or legal duty you have toward anyone.
- Don’t lie to people. Don’t post information you know is false, misleading, or inaccurate. Don’t do anything deceptive or fraudulent.
- Don’t harm anyone’s computer. Don’t distribute software viruses, or anything else (code, films, programs) designed to interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or equipment on the Site (whether it belongs to BlackBuntu or another party).
We also need to make sure that the Site is secure and our systems function properly. So don’t do any of these things — most of which boil down to “don’t mess with our system.”
- Don’t try to interfere with the proper workings of the Services.
- Don’t bypass any measures we’ve put in place to secure the Services.
- Don’t try to damage or get unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information, whether it belongs to BlackBuntu or another party.
- Don’t take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, or on our third-party providers. (We reserve the right to determine what’s reasonable.)
- Don’t use any kind of software or device (whether it’s manual or automated) to “crawl” or “spider” any part of the Site.
- Don’t take apart or reverse engineer any aspect of BlackBuntu in an effort to access things like source code, underlying ideas, or algorithms.
STUFF WE DON’T DO AND AREN’T RESPONSIBLE FOR
BlackBuntu isn’t liable for any damages or losses related to your use of the Services. We don’t become involved in disputes between users, or between users and any third party relating to the use of the Services. We don’t oversee the performance or punctuality of projects, and we don’t endorse any content users submit to the Site. When you use the Services, you release BlackBuntu from claims, damages, and demands of every kind — known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed — arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and the Services. All content you access through the Services is at your own risk. You’re solely responsible for any resulting damage or loss to any party.
If you follow a link to another website, what happens there is between you and them — not us.
BlackBuntu may contain links to other websites. When you access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. We don’t control or endorse those sites.
BLACKBUNTU’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The content on BlackBuntu is protected in various ways. You do have the right to use it for certain personal purposes, but you can’t use it for anything commercial without getting permission first.
BlackBuntu’s Services are legally protected in various ways, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other rights and laws. You agree to respect all copyright and other legal notices, information, and restrictions contained in any content accessed through the Site. You also agree not to change, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of the Service.
BlackBuntu grants you a license to reproduce content from the Services for personal use only. This license covers both BlackBuntu’s own protected content and user-generated content on the Site. (This license is worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferable.) If you want to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, or store any of this content for a commercial purpose, you need prior written permission from BlackBuntu or the relevant copyright holder. A “commercial purpose” means you intend to use, sell, license, rent, or otherwise exploit content for commercial use, in any way.
HOW WE DEAL WITH COPYRIGHT ISSUES
We comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. To learn more about how we deal with claims of copyright infringement.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act lays out a system of legal requirements for dealing with allegations of copyright infringement. BlackBuntu complies with the DMCA, and we respond to notices of alleged infringement if they comply with the law and the requirements set forth in our Copyright Policy. We reserve the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate accounts for repeat infringers. (We do this when appropriate and at our sole discretion.)
To operate, we need to be able to maintain control over what happens on our website. So in this section, we reserve the right to make decisions to protect the health and integrity of our system. We don’t take these powers lightly, and we only use them when we absolutely have to.
BlackBuntu reserves these rights:
- We can make changes to the BlackBuntu Site and Services without notice or liability.
BlackBuntu is not liable for any damages as a result of any of these actions, and it is our policy not to comment on the reasons for any such action.
We work hard to provide you with great services, but we can’t guarantee everything will always work perfectly. This site is presented as-is, without warranties.
You use our Services solely at your own risk. They are provided to you “as is” and “as available” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied.
BLACKBUNTU SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM BLACKBUNTU SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
If you do something on BlackBuntu that winds up getting us sued, you have to help defend us.
If you do something that gets us sued, or break any of the promises you make in this agreement, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal costs) that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of BlackBuntu. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to this indemnification clause, in which case you agree that you’ll cooperate and help us in asserting any defenses.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
If something bad happens as a result of your using BlackBuntu, we’re not liable (beyond a small amount).
To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event will BlackBuntu, its directors, employees, partners, suppliers, or content providers be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, special, or exemplary damages of any kind, including but not limited to damages (i) resulting from your access to, use of, or inability to access or use the Services; (ii) for any lost profits, data loss, or cost of procurement or substitute goods or services; or (iii) for any conduct of content of any third party on the Site. In no event shall BlackBuntu’s liability for direct damages be in excess of (in the aggregate) one hundred U.S. dollars ($100.00).
DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND GOVERNING LAW
We’re located in Hong-Kong (SAR), and any disputes with us have to be handled in Hong-Kong (SAR) under Hong-Kong (SAR) law.
We at BlackBuntu encourage you to contact us if you’re having an issue, before resorting to the courts. In the unfortunate situation where legal action does arise, these Terms (and all other rules, policies, or guidelines incorporated by reference) will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Hong-Kong (SAR), without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law, and without application of the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act or the United Nations Convention of Controls for International Sale of Goods. You agree that BlackBuntu and its Services are deemed a passive website that does not give rise to jurisdiction over BlackBuntu or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers, or shareholders, either specific or general, in any jurisdiction other than the Hong-Kong (SAR). You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms, or your use or non-use of BlackBuntu, shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in Hong-Kong (SAR) County, and you hereby consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of these courts for the purposes of litigating any such action. You hereby irrevocably waive any right you may have to trial by jury in any dispute, action, or proceeding.
These are our official terms and our rules for how things work. (So if you ever see confusing or conflicting information about any of this stuff, just check these terms — they’re the last word.) Thanks so much for reading them, and for using BlackBuntu!
These Terms and the other material referenced in them are the entire agreement between you and BlackBuntu with respect to the Services. They supersede all other communications and proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic) between you and BlackBuntu with respect to the Services and govern our future relationship. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid under the law, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms otherwise will remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either you or BlackBuntu to exercise any right provided for in these Terms in any way won’t be deemed a waiver of any other rights.
These Terms are personal to you. You can’t assign them, transfer them, or sublicense them unless you get BlackBuntu’s prior written consent. BlackBuntu has the right to assign, transfer, or delegate any of its rights and obligations under these Terms without your consent. BlackBuntu will provide you notice via email, written notice, or by conspicuously posting the notice on our Site.
Last revised: June 16, 2019