Terms of Use

WEB SITE TERMS OF USE

Welcome to the website, HotGhettoMess.com (the “Website”). The owner of this Website is HGM, LLC (referred to as “HGM”, “we” or “us”), which can be contacted at 4200 Wisconsin Avenue N.W. Suite 106-338 Washington, D.C. 20016. HGM provides you with access to the Website, subject to the following Terms of Use, which may be updated by us from time to time without notice to you. Please review these Terms of Use from time to time so you will be apprised of any changes.

BY ACCESSING THE WEBSITE, YOU ARE INDICATING YOUR ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS OF USE which consist of the following sections:

    * Age Restrictions
    * Restrictions On Use
    * Ownership of Content on Website
    * Ownership of Trademarks on Website

    * Hyper-links
    * Treatment of Submissions
    * What You May Submit

    * Notice for Making Claims of Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringement
    * Disclaimer
    * Limitation on Liability
    * Indemnity
    * Security
    * Arbitration, Governing Law and Forum for Disputes
    * Miscellaneous
    * Violations of these Terms of Use

AGE RESTRICTIONS

This Website is not intended to be used by children. You represent and warrant to HGM that you are at least eighteen (18) years old and that you possess the legal right and ability to use the Website in accordance with these Terms of Use.

RESTRICTIONS ON USE

You may use the Website only for purposes expressly permitted by the Website. You may not use the Website for any other purpose, including any commercial purpose, without HGM’s express prior written consent. You may hyper-link to the homepage or any other page of the website; however, you may not (and may not authorize any other party) to (i) co-brand the Website, or (ii) frame the Website without the express prior written permission of an authorized representative of HGM. For purposes of these Terms of Use, “co-branding” means to display a name, logo, trademark, or other means of attribution or identification of any party in such a manner as is reasonably likely to give a user the impression that such other party has the right to display, publish, or distribute the Website or content accessible within the Website. You agree to cooperate with HGM in causing any unauthorized co-branding, framing or hyper-linking immediately to cease.

OWNERSHIP OF WEBSITE CONTENT

The material and content accessible from the Website including, without limitation, text, images, software, audio and video clips (the “Content”) is the proprietary information of HGM or the party that provided the Content to HGM, and HGM or the party that provided the Content to HGM retains all right, title, and interest in the Content. Accordingly, the Content may not be copied, distributed, republished, uploaded, posted, or transmitted in any way without the prior written consent of HGM, except that you may print out a copy of the Content solely for your personal use. In doing so, you may not remove or alter, or cause to be removed or altered, any copyright, trademark, trade name, service mark, or any other proprietary notice or legend appearing on any of the Content. Modification or use of the Content except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use violates HGM’s intellectual property rights. Neither title nor intellectual property rights are transferred to you by access to the Website.

OWNERSHIP OF TRADEMARKS ON WEBSITE

Trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in the Website are the property of HGM or the party that provided the trademarks, service marks, and logos to HGM. HGM and any party that provided trademarks, service marks, and logos to HGM retain all rights with respect to any of their respective trademarks, service marks, and logos appearing in the Website.

HYPER-LINKS

This site may be hyper-linked to other sites, which are not maintained by, or related to, HGM. Hyper-links to such sites are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with the Website or HGM. HGM has not reviewed any or all of such sites and is not responsible for the content of those sites. Hyper-links are to be accessed at the user’s own risk, and HGM makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness or accuracy of these hyper-links or the sites hyperlinked to the Website. Further, the inclusion of any hyper-link to a third party site does not necessarily imply endorsement by HGM of that site.

TREATMENT OF SUBMISSIONS

HGM is always improving its Website and developing new features and products. If you have ideas regarding improvements or additions to the Website, we would like to hear them — but any submission you make will be subject to these Terms of Use. HGM does not claim ownership of content you submit or make available for inclusion on the Website. However, by submitting content to HGM, you grant to HGM the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display all content, remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information communicated to HGM through the Website (together, the “Submission”), and to incorporate any Submission in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. HGM shall not be required to treat any Submission as confidential, and may use any Submission in its business (including without limitation, for products or advertising) without incurring any liability for royalties or any other consideration of any kind, and will not incur any liability as a result of any similarities that may appear in future HGM operations. You waive all rights of attribution and integrity with respect to any Submission.

WHAT YOU MAY SUBMIT

Submit only material that is yours; that is, submit only material to which you own the copyright or have the express consent of the copyright holder. BY MAKING A SUBMISSION TO HGM, YOU ARE REPRESENTING AND WARRANTING TO HGM THAT YOU HAVE THE FULL RIGHT AND AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT THE MATERIAL TO HGM AND THAT HGM IS FREE TO IMPLEMENT OR USE THE SUBMISSION IF IT SO DESIRES, AS PROVIDED OR AS MODIFIED BY HGM, WITHOUT OBTAINING PERMISSION OR LICENSE FROM ANY THIRD PARTY.

NOTICE FOR MAKING CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT OR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT

HGM respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we ask our users to do the same. HGM may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate access to the Website of users who may be repeat infringers. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please send HGM notice of the violation to info@hotghettomess.com. Your notice should include the following information:

   1. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
   2. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website;
   3. your address, telephone number, and email address;

DISCLAIMER

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. HGM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. HGM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE CONTENT MAY INCLUDE TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, AND HGM MAY MAKE CHANGES OR IMPROVEMENTS AT ANY TIME. YOU, AND NOT HGM, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION IN THE EVENT OF ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENT. HGM MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT WILL NOT INFRINGE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN SUCH CONTENT.

LIMITATION ON LIABILITY

HGM, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, AND DIRECTORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF HGM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

INDEMNITY

You will indemnify and hold HGM, its subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, content providers, service providers, employees, agents, officers, directors, and contractors (the “Indemnified Parties”) harmless from any breach of these Terms of Use by you, including any use of content other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use. You agree that the Indemnified Parties will have no liability in connection with any such breach or unauthorized use, and you agree to indemnify any and all resulting loss, damages, judgments, awards, costs, expenses, and attorneys’ fees of the Indemnified Parties in connection therewith. You will also indemnify and hold the Indemnified Parties harmless from and against any claims brought by third parties arising out of your use of the information accessed from the Website.

SECURITY

HGM reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms of Use. HGM also reserves the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing HGM to disclose the identity of anyone posting any e-mail messages, or publishing or otherwise making available any materials that are believed to violate these Terms of Use or applicable laws. You acknowledge, consent and agree that HGM may access, preserve, and disclose your identity and content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms of Use; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third-parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of HGM, its users and the public. BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS OF USE YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS HGM FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY HGM DURING OR AS A RESULT OF ITS INVESTIGATIONS AND/OR FROM ANY ACTIONS TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER HGM OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

ARBITRATION, GOVERNING LAW AND FORUM FOR DISPUTES

All legal issues arising from or related to the use of the Website or these Terms of Use shall be governed and interpreted pursuant to the laws of the District of Columbia applicable to contracts entered into and wholly to be performed within said jurisdiction, without regard to principles of conflict of laws. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or any user’s use of the Website shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the District of Columbia, and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into in any local or federal court in the District of Columbia having jurisdiction thereof. Any party seeking temporary or preliminary injunctive relief may do so in any state or federal court in the District of Columbia having jurisdiction thereof. Except as set forth above, the local and federal courts of the District of Columbia shall be the exclusive forum and venue to resolve disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or any user’s use of the Website. By using the Website and thereby agreeing to these Terms of Use, users consent to personal jurisdiction and venue in the local and federal courts in the District of Columbia with respect to all such disputes.

MISCELLANEOUS

If any part of these Terms of Use is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement among the parties relating to this subject matter. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any additional terms and conditions on the Website will govern the items to which they pertain. HGM may revise these Terms of Use at any time by updating this posting. The section headings in these Terms of Use are for convenience only and shall have no force or effect upon the construction or interpretation of any provision hereof.

VIOLATIONS OF THESE TERMS OF USE

Please report any violations of these Terms of Use to HGM at info@hotghettomess.com.

Our children are in trouble because we adults are in trouble. – Camille Yarborough