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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

DISCLAIMER: By using this site you agree to abide by the forum rules.  For additional information regarding Advertising on Puff.com refer  to section 12 below.


Welcome to Puff.com on-line services (the "Service") provided to you by Puff Enterprises ("PE"). Your use of this Service is subject to these Terms and Conditions of Service (the "TOS"). PE may change these TOS from time to time without notice. Use of the Service after a change subjects you to the new terms of these TOS.

DO NOT USE THE SERVICE IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TOS. VIOLATION OF THESE TOS CAN LEAD TO LEGAL LIABILITY.

User ID and Password. Some parts of the Service are User ID and password controlled. If you are required to access an area of the Service with your User ID and password, you agree that you will not allow any other person or entity to use your User ID and password to gain access to that part of the Service. You further agree to notify PE if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your User ID and password. If you register and obtain a User ID and password, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction. You must provide complete and accurate information about yourself when prompted by the Service\'s registration form, and you must maintain and promptly update your registration data to keep it complete and accurate. PE may suspend or terminate your account and refuse you any current or future use of the Service (a) if you provide any information that is not complete and accurate, or (b) if PE has reasonable grounds to suspect that any information you provide is not complete and accurate.

License. Subject to your compliance with these TOS, PE grants you a terminable at will, non-exclusive license to use and display the Service and to download materials available through the Service, solely for personal, non-commercial purposes. You may not transfer, assign, sub-license, lend or re-sell the rights granted under this license. You may not frame the Service, link to the Service or link directly to content included within the Service.

Prohibited Actions. You may participate in any submission functionality, forums or messaging threads offered through the Service. Forums and messaging are intended only for the personal use of subscribers, and may not be used for commercial purposes or for organized political activity. You may not take any of the following actions via the Service:

1. post or submit any material that is defamatory, libelous, obscene, indecent, abusive, threatening to others, or in violation of any law;

2. post or submit any material that infringes the copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right, right of publicity or right to privacy of any third party;

3. harm minors in any way;

4. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers to disguise the origin of any materials transmitted through the Service;

5. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any materials that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of an employment relationship or under any nondisclosure agreement);

6. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or any other form of solicitation;

7. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

8. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;

9. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including, but not limited to, any regulations having the force of law;

10. "stalk" or otherwise harass another person or entity or do anything else PE determines from time to time (with or without prior notice) to be prohibited; or

11. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another\'s privacy, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.

12.  Retailer/Cigar Specials/For Profit Sales

Any and all commercial advertising is not allowed. This includes if you own a cigar type of site and promote it here - that's spam! This includes but is NOT limited to: Facebook, blogs, Twitter accounts, any other social media/networking, ANY AND ALL MEANS of advertising your cigar related site will most definitely get you banned! Dont do it or you will be banned and your posts removed. Anyone that wishes to advertise must contact us first.


PE may, in its sole discretion, restrict or block the access of any subscriber or user of the Service. PE may bar any individual or entity from the Service. Accessing the Service after you have been barred from the Service is an act of trespass.

User Provided Content, License. You are solely responsible for all content, images or materials that you post, submit to, or transmit through the Service. By submitting materials, images or content to PE, you grant PE a license to copy, use, display and create derivative works of the material, images or content submitted for any purpose, including, without limitation, the promotion and marketing of the Service and the operation of the PE system. By submitting materials, images or content, you automatically agree (or, to the extent you do not own all rights to such materials or content, you represent and warrant that the owner of the content, images or materials has expressly agreed) that without any particular time limit, and without the payment of any fees, PE and anyone it permits may reproduce, display, distribute and create new works of authorship based on and including the content or materials. You may not submit content or materials trademarked or copyrighted by anyone other than yourself.  Puff.com owns -all- content, posts and images that are posted and that reside on Puffs servers.  Any images that are uploaded to your post or thread by you and hosted by a third party will be downloaded and stored onto Puff servers to maintain continuity for all posts and threads as well as to ensure fast page load times for our members. If this is a problem for you then please do not post images or links to images.



Indemnity Regarding User Provided Content. You will indemnify, defend and hold harmless PE and its officers, volunteers and employees from and against all liabilities, judgments, damages, and costs (including attorney\'s fees) incurred by any of them that arise out of or are related to either (a) the content, images or materials that you post or (b) your breach of these TOS.

Monitoring of User Provided Content. PE may monitor content, images or materials posted on the Service. PE may modify or remove any messages, images or postings that it deems, in its sole discretion, to be abusive, defamatory, in violation of the copyright, trademark right or other intellectual property right of any third party, or otherwise inappropriate for the Service. PE may also edit or modify any submissions, images or content in response to requests for feedback, letters to the editor, or other commentary. Notwithstanding the foregoing, PE is not obligated to take any action, and is not responsible or liable for content, images or materials posted by any subscriber in any forum, message board or other area within the Service.

Ownership, Reservation of Rights. The Service and all content, images and materials found within the Service, including but not limited to articles, graphical images, interactive applications, software, audio clips, and video clips, are protected by copyright and are owned by PE or its licensors. You may not modify these materials or re-publish, re-transmit or otherwise distribute directly or via links any of these materials to any third person except for your personal, non-commercial use, as permitted under the license granted to you by PE in these TOS. Some of the content, images and materials appearing in the Service is news and as such, releases are not obtained from individuals or entities for the use of their names, likenesses or trademarks. It is your sole obligation to (a) determine if your use requires a release or permission, and (b) obtain the necessary release or permission, as appropriate. Puff.com and Puff Enterprises and their respective logos are trademarks of PE. All other trademarks on the Service are the property of their respective holders. PE is not responsible for the accuracy of any content or materials found within the Service.

Permissions. All requests for licensing, reprints, linking and other usage of content, images or material incorporated within the Service must be addressed using our CONTACT US form. PE will review any such request without obligation to respond to, or grant, the request.

Intellectual Property Infringement Claims. It is PE's policy to respond expeditiously to claims of intellectual property infringement. PE will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable intellectual property laws, up to and including blocking or removing the offending content. PE will terminate access for subscribers and account holders who are repeat infringers.

Notices of Infringement. Please direct any notices of infringement of intellectual property rights to our CONTACT US form.

Exclusions of Warranty. THE SERVICE AND ANY EXECUTABLE PROGRAMS AND OTHER MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE PROVIDED \"AS IS\" AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED AND DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. PE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE ARE VIRUS-FREE. IF YOU DOWNLOAD EXECUTABLE PROGRAMS FROM THE SERVICE, YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE RESULTS AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAMS. PE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF OR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY PROGRAMS. PE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE OPERATION OF ANY PROGRAMS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT ANY DEFECTS IN ANY PROGRAMS WILL BE CORRECTED. PE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT MATERIALS OR CONTENT FOUND WITHIN THE SERVICE WILL BE ERROR FREE.

Limitation of Liability. PE IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS OR REVENUE; LOSS OF USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SERVICE, INFORMATION PROVIDED OR OF ANY EXECUTABLE PROGRAMS; LOSS OF USE OF DATA OR EQUIPMENT; OR OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE OR ANY EXECUTABLE PROGRAM OBTAINED THROUGH THE SERVICE, EVEN IF PE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF THE DAMAGES. PE\'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE) RELATING TO THE SERVICE WILL NOT EXCEED 0.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Notices. PE may give notice to you through general posting on the Service, through postal notification, or through e-mail notification, in its sole discretion. You may give notice to PE via our CONTACT US form.

Indemnity for Breach/Causation of Claims. If you breach the terms of these TOS or in any way cause any claims to be made against PE, its employees, officers, or directors resulting from your actions, you will be liable to PE for all damages, costs, judgments, expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) that PE incurs.

Miscellaneous. No delay in exercising, no course of dealing with respect to, or no partial exercise of any right or remedy under this TOS constitutes a waiver of any other right or remedy, or future exercise thereof. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these TOS to be invalid, the provision will be deemed to be omitted, and the balance of these TOS will remain enforceable. These TOS are governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Florida without regard to its conflict of laws rules, and the parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the federal and state courts in Broward County, Florida. These TOS, as PE modifies them from time to time, constitute the complete and exclusive statement of all mutual understandings between the parties with respect to the subject matter, superseding all prior or contemporaneous proposals, communications and understandings, oral or written.

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