Terms of use

 Terms of Use

Explore WorldViews 

Updated: May 24, 2012

Welcome to exploreworldviews.com (the “Site”). These Terms of Use govern your access to and use of our (“We” or “Our”) Site, so please carefully read them before using the Site. By accessing and using the Site, you (“You”) agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which govern Our online services, any content or information on Our Site, any subdomains of our Site, and any other website pages on which content is provided or displayed by Us.  Please review these terms and conditions carefully; You should not use the Site if You do not agree to abide by these terms and conditions.

The following conditions apply to the use of the Site:

Acceptance of Terms. 

These Terms of Use (the “Terms of Use” or the “Agreement”) specify the terms and conditions for access to and use of the Site and describe the terms and conditions applicable to Your access of and use of the Site. This Agreement may be modified at any time by Us, without notice, and any updates to the Terms of Use are effective immediately upon posting. You can view the most recent version of these terms at any time at http://www.exploreworldviews.com/terms/. Each time You use the Site, You shall be deemed to have unconditionally accepted these Terms of Use.  Regardless of where you reside or from where you access the Site, You agree that the laws of the state of California, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions, will govern these Terms of Use and Your use of the Site, and shall govern any dispute that may arise between You and Us or Our affiliates.

Intended Audience.

This site is intended for use by adult individuals over the age of 13 and to use the Site You must be legally competent to enter into a binding agreement.

Limited Use.

The Site is intended for educational purposes, and We grant You a limited, revocable, nonexclusive license to use this site solely for Your own personal use and for non-commercial educational purposes, and not for any republication, distribution, assignment, sublicense, sale, preparation of derivative works, or other use. Your use of the Site is at Our discretion and We may terminate Your use of this website at any time and for any reason.

Compliance with Laws.

By using this site You agree not to copy materials on the site, reverse engineer or break into the site, or use Site materials in violation of any law.  You agree not to disrupt the functioning of the Site, the underlying system or otherwise act in a way that interferes with other users’ use of the Site.  You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding Your use of the Site. You further agreed that any information provided by You through submissions made on the Site comply with applicable copyright laws and is truthful and accurate to the best of Your knowledge.


We do, or may, allow comments to be posted on the Site, or to restrict the site to registered users.  In the event that such comments are permitted, or such registration is required, Our hosting service uses cookies (small text file that contains a string of letters, numbers and characters) which are tiny pieces of information stored on Your computer. Cookies are maintained for logged-in commenters (for example, if a user chooses to leave a non-anonymous comment) or logged-in users (for example, if We require a password to access the Site). Internet browsers may store cookies in a folder on Your computer where they remain until the cookies expire or You delete them.

Third Party and User Submitted Content.

We may provide a form to anyone who wishes to submit content to the Site and may also allow electronic submission of content.  By submitting any content to or though or posting any content on the Site You thereby grant to Us an irrevocable, perpetual, world-wide, royalty-free right to use and display this content and the right to create derivative works from this content.  The Site is not responsible for the accuracy of submitted content.  We are not responsible for any failure to remove or delay in removing any objectionable content on the Site originating with or otherwise provided by third parties.  The Site does not share or reveal information about third parties who submit content to the Site for publication.


The Site may provide links to other Web sites or resources. We do not control these sites and resources, do not endorse them, and are not in any way responsible for any aspects of those sites, including their availability, content, accuracy, legality or delivery of services.  By using the Site You waive any claim resulting from Your exposure to material on or through the Site that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable. You must abide by the terms and conditions and age restrictions, and agree to the privacy policies applicable to any site linked to the Site.

Prohibition Against Commercial Use.

Use of the Site for any purpose other than private, non-commercial, and educational purposes is prohibited. In particular, the use of any software, “bot” or automated system to extract or mine data from the Site for the display on any other website (“screen scraping”) is strictly prohibited.


Our Site is protected by law. Copyrights and other intellectual property created by Us and / or published on the Site include the compilations of content (including text and/or images), layout, appearance and visual design of the Site, the underlying Code, and the processes by which We present information on the Site.  The reproduction of any form or any part of the Site is prohibited without our prior written consent.  This prohibition applies both to public or private use and to all unauthorized uses or reproductions.  We do not permit the reproduction, transmission, or storage of our Site content on any other website or by or through any other form of electronic retrieval.

Notice of Infringing Materials: If you believe that any materials posted on the Site infringe on the copyrights of another party, please send a written notice in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act describing the infringement to our designated agent at the following address:


Agent for Notice of Copyright Claims

Your notice must include the following:’

A physical or electronic signature of the owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly being infringed;

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works at a single online site, a representative list of such works at the site;
  2. Identification of the allegedly infringing material on The Pocket Part, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate such material on our site;
  3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, or, if available, an e-mail address;
  4. A representation that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the materials in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  5. A representation that the information in the notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The Agent for Notice of Copyright Claims is not authorized to respond to any requests other than those outlined in subsection 1-6 above, and the agent may be changed at any time.


Marks used on the Site are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


All content included and posted on the Site is and shall continue to be the property of Us and is protected under applicable copyright, patent, trademark, and other proprietary laws, unless such content is used in such a way that the original creator retains rights to the content or portion thereof.  Content contains citations of authorship and attribution where appropriate or required.  Any copying, redistribution, use or publication by You of any such content or any part of the Site is strictly prohibited, except as expressly permitted in these Terms of Use or the Unclip.com Contest Terms and Conditions.  Site users do not acquire any ownership rights or other interests in any content by or through the use of this site.


The use of the Site is also governed by our Privacy Policy.  Our complete Privacy Policy is available at http://www.exploreworldviews.com/privacy/.  We do not sell or share any information about anyone who accesses or uses Our Site, including any personal information. Please see our Privacy Policy for further information and details.



If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms of Use will otherwise remain in full force and effect.


We may terminate these Terms of Use at any time, with or without notice, for any reason.

 Waiver, Disclaimer, Indemnification and Limitation on Liability.

By using the Site You waive any claim related to the inclusion, exclusion, placement, or removal of any content posted anywhere on the Site and You grant to Us a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, publish, copy, edit, modify, or create derivative works from Your submission(s) to the Site.

The information on the Site is provided on an “AS IS,” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis.  By using the Site You agree that Your use of the Site is at Your sole risk.  We disclaim all warranties of any kind, including but not limited to any express warranties, statutory warranties, and any implied warranties of: Merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.  To the extent that Your jurisdiction does not allow limitations on warranties, this limitation may not apply to You.  Your sole and exclusive remedy relating to Your use of the Site shall be to discontinue using the site.


By using the Site, You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Us and our partners, employees, and affiliates, harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to Your violation of these Terms of Use or use of the Site and You will indemnify Us and our affiliates, officers, agents, and employees against any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related in any way to Your use of or conduct on the Site.

Under no circumstances will We be liable or responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or other damages, under any legal theory, arising out of or in any way relating to the Site, Your use of the Site, or the content on the Site, even if We or any third party is advised of the possibility of such damages.  Your sole and exclusive remedy for dissatisfaction with the Site and/or its content is to cease all of Your use of the Site.  You may have additional rights under certain laws (including consumer laws) which do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to You, the exclusions or limitations in this Agreement that directly conflict with such laws may not apply to You.