Terms of Use

1. ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net is about sharing your own doing good and being good, the very essence of Karma in your stories, poems, and in your unique, distinct ways to inspire people to aspire for goodness. When you are sharing, mention “Karma” in any of the lines to mean “good actions that you have done for others”, and to mean “how goodness inspires you to live life to the fullest”.

2. The ShareKarma website or ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net has specified this Terms of Use as a guideline to govern your access and use of the contents, materials, functionalities and submitted personal information. When you access the ShareKarma website or http://sharekarma.net, you agree to accept our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use Policy. In the event that you disagree to any of the provisions of both policies, you are requested not to use the website.

3. The Terms of Use of the website can be revised and updated periodically. It is you responsibility to check on it from time to time. Eventual changes will always be binding, and you signify your agreement of the changes the moment you access the website.

4. ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net reserves the right to change or to close the website, or to withdraw contents from the websites without prior notice. Certain contents or parts of the website may not be available to users as decided by ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net. In no circumstance, when such events are decided, by the sole discretion of ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net that the website can be held liable for any consequent effects of such action. Users therefore are enjoined that their own necessary credentials are put in place to access the website, and that they agree to the Terms of Use of the website.

5. ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net owns the website and its entire contents. Other website features and functionalities are governed by GNU license and other relative licenses by their respective licensors, which are protected by national and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. Free users may be able to copy information or download the banners for academic, personal, non-commercial or commentary purposes, provided that attribution to http://sharekarma.net is mentioned.

6. Sharekarma or http://sharekarma.net welcomes independent writers and sharers who wish to share their stories, poems, or expressions (s) in the website. However, your submission will be subject for approval by the Admin of the website. You will be informed of any decision-updates through email when your article(s) is/are accepted or denied or modified for publication. The Admin will maintain the right to edit, revise or improve your article(s) to conform to the standard of responsible and accountable publication and expectation.
To all prospective writers then, you can upload your own photo(s) to go with your articles, or the Admin will decide for an appropriate one when nothing is being uploaded or cited.
You can send your articles via the contact page of this website by pasting the whole article-text on the message section. The photo that accompanies your article must be uploaded to http://imgur.com, and its link be pasted to the message section as well.

7. You agree to access ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net for lawful purposes only. Further, that as a user of the website and its service you agree that you do not use its contents (banners and texts), name and other information in; and not post, email or upload in any form, any content (visual or written-out, or with link to any websites) in unlawful, pornographic, deceptive, harassing, invasive of another’s privacy, harmful to children, discriminatory, impersonating and usurping legitimate individuals or organizations (their information electronically), infringing copyrights and patents, engaging in unsolicited contact, advertisements or solicitation, selling illegal services and prohibited items and illegal drugs, containing electronic viruses and any of its forms and automated flagging tools, causing spams, collecting information for unauthorized and unlawful purposes, irrelevant to ad categories, and suggesting to download (with links) copyrighted music, videos and softwares and other materials.

Furthermore, you agree not to use the website in any manner that will disable or impair the website or third-party’s usage of the website, not to use robots or spiders to copy materials without expressed permission, not to use manual process of contents copying without prior approval by ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net, not to use any softwares or device that interferes website operation, not to introduce viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other malicious and harmful materials, not to gain unauthorized access of the website and its hosting servers, not to initiate an attack to the website using denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack, and not to intend harm in any expressed ways to the website in general, and its operation in particular.

8. ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net contains a Comment Section to every banner and text post it makes, where users can post, publish, or transmit to other users or other persons content or materials on or through the website. All users comments must comply with all the provisions in the Terms of Use, and their posting information required to post comments are governed by the Privacy Use of the website. Any comments you pose non-confidential and non-proprietary, which includes information that are publicly viewable. By providing your comments, you agree that ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net will have the right to use, reproduce, modify, perform, display, distribute them to third parties for awareness campaign, or advertisements. Further, ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net reserves the right not to approve, to take down, or delete comments without prior notice, when in its opinion, such comments are found to be inappropriate, spammy, and/or violating any provisions of the Terms of Use. In addition, you fully agree that you own your posted comment(s) alone and will be liable, accountable and responsible fully to any consequential effects; and release ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net from any consequential effects or from the full responsibility of such comment(s) or content(s), including its legality, reliability, accuracy and appropriateness.

9. In its sole discretion, ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net reserves the rights to remove or refuse any posts or comments for any or no reason, or when such post or comment violates any provision of the Terms of Use. Further, the website has the right to disclose your identity and information about you to any third-party owning the copyrights of the materials or contents you post, or when it threatens the safety of the users of the website, or when it endangers the website. ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net can also take legal action against any users for any illegal or unauthorized use of it. At that, the website will cooperate with the law enforcement authorities or court order requesting disclosure of identity and information of anyone posting contents, comments or materials in the website.

10. You release ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net from any claims or liabilities brought about by your comment(s), post(s), or material(s) as a result of investigative actions by the website or the law enforcement authorities. Further, you waive your claim against ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net when your post(s), comment(s), or material(s) through the website violates the Terms of Use.

Accordingly, ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net disclaims warranties of dependability, speed, security, and other measures of website quality of its website to the fullest extent permitted by law. Finally, ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net disclaims foreseen and unforeseen harmful elements in the information technology system, which may affect its website performance and credibility in information and services.

11. In general, ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net disclaims any liability and responsibility arising from your reliance on any website information. If you rely on the information presented, it will be at your own risk as the website does not guarantee accuracy, completeness or usefulness to any of the contents. Further, any reliance placed on comments will be the responsibility of the person or entity providing the contents, and the website disclaims any responsibility to any consequential effects of such to any users.

Further, ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net claims no liability to any direct, indirect or consequential results from using its website and from the independent comments of respective their sources.

12. There will be updates to the contents or material in the website from time to time, and ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net is under no obligation to periodically update the website.

13. The information that you have been asked and you have given during your registration is subject to the Privacy Policy of the website. Using the website means you agree that ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net can act with respect to your information but in compliance with its Privacy Policy.

14. You may link to the homepage of the website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part without ShareKarma admin’s express written consent.

Linking to the ShareKarma website may be possible when fair and legal purposes are observed, and is done not to damage the website’s reputation, and not to mean as an endorsement by ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net of the linked websites. Written permission is necessary whenever you will use the website’s name, contents, and information through linking for commercial purposes. In the event, that you do link without consent for the non-permitted reason, you agree to stop the linking immediately. ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net reserves the right to withdraw all linkings without prior notice.

15. If the website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net has links to other websites in the form of banner advertisements, sponsored links, link advertisements which are provided by third parties or “commenters”. ShareKarma does not have control over the contents of the links, and disclaims any responsibility and liability to any consequential effects thereof. Accessing these links will be your own responsibility and at your own risk and release ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net from any forms of liability arising from your access of those third-party links or websites.

16. You accept the fact that ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net cannot guarantee your access to its website or to the links within the website by third-parties or “commenters” will be free of viruses, Trojan horses and the likes. You should take all precautionary measures and procedures to prevent any loss of data or damage to your computer system. Accessing ShareKarma website or the links within by third-parties or “commenters” will be your own responsibility, and ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net disclaims any responsibility to any consequential effects of your action as a user.

Disclaimer of implied warranties may not be allowed in some jurisdictions. Thus, the following may not apply to you. However, if they apply, you agree that the use of ShareKarma website or http://sharekarma.net and its service is provided “as is” or “as available” without warranties of any kind, expressed or implied. ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law the warranties of merchantability, adaptability for use, non-infringement of copyrights and patents, and the actual and consequential effects of information, goods and services posted or advertised. Further, ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net disclaims warranties of dependability, speed, security, and other measures of website quality of its website to the fullest extent permitted by law. ShareKarma website or http://sharekarma.net disclaims any warranties of quality and efficient transactions between the website and its users, the quality and safety of information, goods and services posted or advertised in the website or from any links posted within the post(s) or content(s) to the fullest extent permitted by law. Finally, ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net disclaims foreseen and unforeseen harmful elements in the information technology system, which may affect its website performance and credibility in the delivery of information and services.

17. Disclaimer of limitations of liability may not be allowed in some jurisdictions. Thus, the following may not apply to you. However, if they apply, you agree that under no circumstances, to the fullest extent permitted by the law, that ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net or its author, operator, agents, or any people, in any capacity, involved with it, will be held liable for any actual or consequential, direct or indirect losses or damages, brought about by the use or misuse, disruption, stoppage or termination of the ShareKarma website and its service, or brought about by transactions, dealings, information, advertisements, the purchase of goods or services facilitated by the ShareKarma website and its service (as posted descriptively or as posted as links within the post).

18. Against or from any claims, liabilities, damages, investigations, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including attorneys’ fees) resulting out or relating to your violation of the Terms of Use or your use of the website, including, but not limited to, your posting of comments, any use of the website’s content, materials, information, and services other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use, you accept and agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net or its author, operator, agents, or any people, in any capacity involved with it.

19. Any claims or any disputes relating to the ShareKarma website and its Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of the United States. However, ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net will retain the right to bring any legal action or proceeding against you on any relevant country if appropriate. Further, with regards to jurisdictional exercise over you, you agree to waive any and all objections by such courts and to venue such courts.

20. In the event that a certain provision or term is found by the court to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, that provision or term will be eliminated or curtailed to the minimum extent possible that other provisions or other terms in the Terms of Use will remain enforced and in effect. Further, with regards to waiver, nothing as such in this Terms of Use that ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net will be deemed as continuing waiver for such provision or term; and no such waiver will exist for any provision or term if ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net fails to assert or implement such provision or term in the Terms of Use.

21. What constitute as the main and sole agreement between you and ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net are embodied in the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy of the website. And as such, all previous agreements, understandings, representations and/or warranties, be they written, oral or implied, will be superseded by these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy of the website.

22. Any feedback, comments, requests relating to ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net should be communicated using the Contact Us form of the website.

23. Updated January 30, 2015.

Thank you for visiting ShareKarma or http://sharekarma.net.