Terms Of Service
May the information on the Spies Online website be mirrored on another server?
No. Please respect our copyright notices.
Will the Terms Of Service of the Spies Online web site ever be modified?
Spies Online reserves the right to modify the terms of service at any time. Updated versions of the terms of service will appear on the site and will be effective immediately. Continued use of the web site after any such changes constitutes your consent to such changes.
Could using the Spies Online web site harm my computer?
There always risks involved in using the Internet. Unscrupulous people are always coming up with new ways to spread viruses and such. If you choose to access this site and associated links, you must agree to do so at your own peril. If you do not agree to this condition, you do not have permission to use this site.
Are there any rules for using the Spies Online web site?
The main rule is that if you choose to use this web site, you must agree to do so at your own peril. Spies Online does not guarantee anything on the site in any way. In using this site, no professional relationship between Spies Online and the user is created or implied. Information on this site is not guaranteed to be accurate. Software described on this site may not work and may even cause harm to your computer. Spies Online does not guarantee the work of any investigators/organizations, etc., who may be referenced on the site. The primary purpose of the site is fun and entertainment. It's up to the user to abide by all applicable laws in his area. This site is not a substitute for professional legal or software advice. You may use this site only if you agree to use it completely at your own risk. If you do not agree to this, you do not have permission to use this site and you must leave now.
Are there any limitations on liability?
Spies Online shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability or damage of any kind resulting from your use of the web site, the related forum area, the Help Desk, the postcard service, or the related Yahoo e-mail discussion group or any facts or opinions appearing in the forum area or e-mail discussion group. Spies Online shall not be liable for any special, direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever (including, without limitation, attorney's fees) in any way due to, resulting from or arising in connection with the use of or inability to use the web site, the forum/e-mail discussion groups areas, or the content on either. To the extent this limitation of liability is prohibited, Spies Online's sole obligation to you for damages shall be limited to one penny.
Must I read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section before using this site?
Yes, of course. That's why it's there.
Does Spies Online claim ownership to materials provided to Spies Online or posted at Spies Online?
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting anything to Spies Online, you are granting Spies Online permission to use your submission including, without limitation, the license rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your submission; to publish your name in connection with your submission; and the right to sublicense such rights to any supplier of our services. No compensation will be provided to you for the use of your submission, and needless to say, Spies Online is under no obligation to post or use any submission you may provide and may remove any submission at any time in its sole discretion.
Is the material and content of Spies Online legal in all jurisdictions?
Spies Online certainly makes NO representation that the materials and content contained on this website are legal in all jurisdictions. The user is solely responsible to ensure that viewing the content and materials on this website is in compliance with applicable local laws.
Is it legal to do everything discussed on the Spies Online site?
This site is provided for entertainment purposes only. Each person's situation is different. Some things may be legal in some areas and not in others. Some things may be legal only if you are a licensed private investigator. There may be some sites that are linked primarily as a caution to parents so that they may safeguard their children who are surfing the Net. Spies Online advises each user to always obey the law. Users who are uncertain of the law should seek the advice of a lawyer licensed to practice law in their area.
How old must someone be to use the Spies Online site?
This web site is designed primarily for adults. Anyone under 18 should obtain permission from a parent or guardian to use this site. You the user represent, warrant and covenant that (a) you have the power and authority to enter into this agreement; (b) you are at least 18 years of age or have parental authorization to use this site; and, (c) you will only use the site in accordance with the terms and conditions contained herein.
Will Spies Online ever send me e-mails that request credit card information or passwords?
Absolutely not. If you receive any such fraudulent e-mail, you should forward the complete e-mail and header information to Spies Online immediately.
Are there any other limitations on use of the site?
The site may contain e-mail services, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, postcard services, etc., and these will be referred to collectively as "communication areas." You agree to use such areas only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and relevant. By way of example, but certainly not as a limitation, you agree that when using the communication areas that you will not do anything inappropriate or unlawful such as using them to promote contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or for any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise). You also agree that you will not use the communication areas to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of other users. You will not use the communication areas to post materials that would violate copyright laws. You agree not to upload any materials that could damage the operation of another's computer or property of another. You agree not to harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses. You agree not to create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others. These are just some examples of things that are unacceptable. Spies Online reserves the right to monitor the communication areas. Spies Online may edit materials, remove materials or terminate access to any or all of the communication areas at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.
Does Spies Online endorse any particular individuals (private investigators, lawyers, vendors, software professionals, etc.)?
No, it is up to the site user to check out an individual's qualifications/track record through agencies such as state licensing boards, the Better Business Bureau, references and such. It is also a good practice to get ahold of bonding and insurance information before services are performed. Do not hire someone or rely on advice without doing your homework first. Remember, use any information concerning individuals you find listed on this site at your own peril. If you do not agree to this condition, then you are not allowed to use/reference this site.
What laws govern this agreement?
The laws of the State of Maryland shall govern this agreement. The State of Maryland is the exclusive jurisdiction for disputes. Venue for any disputes will be in State court in Baltimore County, Maryland or Federal Court located in Baltimore, Maryland.
Is there an indemnification clause?
You are solely liable for any content, messages or other information you transmit, provide or upload to any area of the Spies Online site. You agree to indemnify and hold Spies Online harmless from any third party claim, action, demand, loss, or damages (including attorney's fees and costs) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Service, your use of the Spies Online site including forum/e-mail discussion areas, or your violation of any rights of a third party. Spies Online wants you to know that by your agreement to our Terms Of Service (TOS), you indemnify Spies Online for any violation of the TOS or law that results in loss to Spies Online or the bringing of any claim against Spies Online by any third-party. This means that if Spies Online is sued because of your activity, YOU will pay any damages awarded against Spies Online, plus costs and reasonable attorney's fees.
Is it free to use the Spies Online web site?
Right now, it is completely free to use the Spies Online site, as it always has been in the past. (Of course, Spies Online reserves the right to change this policy at any time without notice and to discontinue the web site entirely at any time.) There may be links to sites that charge a premium, and Spies Online has no control over what other sites charge. Of course, the user is responsible for any fees for premium services that he chooses to use and for any fees associated with accessing the Internet and needed equipment.
Are there any rules regarding purchases made via the Spies Online website?
Spies Online participates in affiliate programs but does not sell anything directly on this site. Spies Online makes no guarantees on any of the affiliate advertising on this site, either. If you make a purchase, you do so at your own peril. Spies Online has no control over any transaction made outside of this site.
May the site be used for anything unlawful?
As a condition of your use of the this site, you will not use the site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our host's server, or the network(s) connected to any of its servers, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any part of the site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any of our host's servers or to any of the site, through hacking, password mining or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the site.
Is there any chance that software mentioned on the Spies Online site will harm my computer?
If you choose to download/use any software, realize that there is always the chance that it will not work correctly with your particular computer set-up. There is always a possibility that something that you download could harm your computer. If you download any software mentioned on this site, you must agree to do so completely at your own peril. If you do not agree to this condition, then you do not have permission to use this site. It's wise to read software reviews in computing magazines to see if certain software is appropriate for you. It's also a good idea to backup your computer files before installing anything new. Be wary of downloading software from questionable sites.
Does Spies Online endorse "Spy Equipment" vendors that are listed on the web site?
Absolutely not. Remember that this site is about information and education, not gadgets and gimmicks. You won't see ads for software that promises to turn you into an online gumshoe. The listings are there for informational purposes only, to show the reader what's out there. Some equipment may be illegal to even possess in your area, as well (or it may just be legal for a law enforcement officer or licensed private investigator). Other equipment, while it may be perfectly legal, may invite lawsuits. It is up to the user of the site to decide about the legality and wisdom of any online purchases. If you make any purchases from a vendor you find on this site, you do so at your own peril. If you do not agree to these terms, you are not permitted to use or reference this site. Btw, if you do stumble upon a link that seems to be objectionable, please do report it to Spies Online.
Is all of the information on the Spies Online web site accurate?
Spies Online makes absolutely no guarantees about the accuracy of the information on this web site or linked sites. Use it at your own peril.
Is there any severablity with respect to the provisions of this web site?
Is there a personal and non-commerical use limitation for this site?
This site is for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the site.
Will Spies Online ever disclose information about me to other parties?
Spies Online reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as Spies Online sees fit to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request at Spies Online's sole discretion.
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