Terms of Use

Updated October 9, 2011

Thank you for visiting sophie-world.com (the “Site”). The following terms and conditions (the "Terms of Use") shall govern your visit to and use of the Site, as well as to all comment, discussion, and/or forum pages. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use this Site.

Sophie’s World, LLC (“we”) reserves the right, at any time, to change, add or remove any content or feature of the Site without notice; charge fees in connection with the use of the Site and/or offer opportunities to some or all users of the Site. Your continued use of the Site after such changes will indicate your acceptance of such changes.

ACCOUNTS

Should you choose to create an account on the Site you agree to provide accurate, current, and complete information and comply with these Terms of Use. If any information provided by you is deemed to be untrue or inaccurate, we reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to suspend or terminate your access to the Site.

Your username and password are for your personal use only, and may not be used by any other person. We reserve the right to reject any username in our sole discretion.

POSTING

Should you choose to post a comment or participate in a public forum on the Site we ask you to maintain a cordial, safe and informative online environment. Please refrain from using inflammatory or obscene language. We reserve the right to inspect and if necessary, remove any post we deem, in our sole discretion, to be inappropriate. We are not responsible for information or materials made available in public posts or results obtained by using such information or materials. Under no circumstances will we be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on information or materials obtained through the content and/or any postings in the public areas of the Site.

We strongly encourage you to use discretion when communicating with others and/or disclosing information online. Choosing to make any personal information available through the Site is done at your own risk.

CONTESTS AND PROMOTIONS

From time to time, we may offer and/or sponsor contests, promotions and games on the Site. Each of these activities may be governed by specific rules that are separate from these Terms of Use. By participating in any such activities you become subject to those rules.

COPYRIGHT AND TRADEMARK

Copyright 2011 Sophie’s World, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Site contains copyrighted material, including text, photos, video clips, graphics, illustrations, images, logos, and music and sound (collectively, the "Site Content"). This Site is protected as a collective work pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. Sophie’s World, LLC and third party content providers also own copyrights in the original content on the Site. You may not modify, distribute, display, reverse engineer, perform, reproduce, create derivative works from or in any way exploit any of the Site Content. You agree that you cannot download, copy or use Site Content for uses other than your personal, noncommercial use without the express prior, written consent of us and, as applicable, our licensor(s). You acknowledge and agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material.

Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any of trademarks, service marks or trade dress, and our trademarks, service marks and trade dress may not be used in any manner for any purpose without our express written consent in each instance.

If you believe in good faith that any material or content posted on the Site infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that we remove the material or block access to it.

ENTIRE UNDERSTANDING

These Terms of Use and any operating rules for the Site established by us constitute the entire understanding between you and us with respect to the use of the Site. We control and operate this Site from our offices in the United States of America. We do not represent that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations.

These Terms of Use shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. You agree to exclusive jurisdiction by the federal and state courts located in San Mateo County, California and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. You may not assign, transfer or sublicense any or all of your rights or obligations under these Terms of Use without our express prior written consent. We may assign, transfer or sublicense any or all of our rights or obligations under these Terms of Use without restriction.

WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS

The Site is provided on an "as is", basis without warranties or representations of any kind, either express, implied or statutory. You acknowledge that your use of this site is at your own risk.

Site Content is provided for informational purposes only. Reliance on any information published on the Site, whether provided by SOPHIE’S WORLD, LLC, a third party or by a public visitor to the Site is solely at your own risk.

You specifically acknowledge that SOPHIE’S WORLD, LLC, its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertisers, sponsors, third party suppliers, as well as their respective employees, agents and assigns, shall not be responsible or liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, or consequential damages, personal injury or wrongful death arising out of the use of or inability to use the Site or the information therein. You further indemnify SOPHIE’S WORLD, LLC against any liability arising from the breach of any warranty or contract and any failure of performance of the Site; error, omission, interruption, computer virus or unauthorized access to and/or alteration of the Site.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless SOPHIE’S WORLD, LLC, its affiliates and its third party providers, and their respective employees, agents, and assigns from and against all claims, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of (a) your breach of these Terms of Use; (b) your activities in connection with the Site or any services related to the Site; and/or (c) Communications and disputes between you and any other Site user or third party.