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These Terms of Service govern your use of gratefulcircle.com. Your use of our site tells us you have read and agreed to these Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy. gratefulcircle.com reserves the right to deny access to the site to any person who violates these Terms of Service.

Amendment of Terms of service. Grateful Circle (“GC”) may amend or otherwise modify these Terms of Service. You agree that GCt\'s posting of any amendments or modifications to this website www.gratefulcircle.com shall constitute adequate notice to You and that You shall periodically consult this web page for any changes or amendments to these Terms of service. GC may, but is under no obligation to, provide additional notice of any amendment, modification or update of these Terms of Service via e-mail to You. If any material modification to these Terms of Service is unacceptable to You it shall be Your responsibility to terminate your usage of this site. If You use the site after posting of new terms of service you hereby agree to be bound by such new terms.
Copyright. All information, content, services and software displayed on, transmitted through, or used in connection with gratefulcircle.com, with the exception of User Content as defined below, including for example news articles, reviews, directories, guides, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video, html, source and object code, trademarks, logos, and the like (collectively, the "Content"), as well as its selection and arrangement, is owned by Grateful Circle, Inc. ("GC"), and/or its affiliated companies, licensors and suppliers. You may use the Content online only, and solely for your personal, non-commercial use, and you may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Content solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove any trademark, copyright or other notice from such Content. If you operate a Web site and wish to link to gratefulcircle.com, you may do so provided you agree to cease such link upon request from gratefulcircle.com. No other use is permitted without prior written permission of gratefulcircle.com. The permitted use described in this Paragraph is contingent on your compliance at all times with these Terms of Service.

You may not republish any portion of the Content on any Internet, Intranet or extranet site or incorporate the Content in any database, compilation, archive or cache. You may not distribute any Content to others, whether or not for payment or other consideration, and you may not archive, modify, copy, frame, cache, reproduce, sell, publish, transmit, display or otherwise use any portion of the Content. You may not scrape or otherwise copy our Content without permission. You agree not to decompile, reverse engineer or disassemble any software or other products or processes accessible through gratefulcircle.com, not to insert any code or product or manipulate the content of gratefulcircle.com in any way that affects the user\'s experience, and not to use any data mining, data gathering or extraction method.

Requests to use Content for any purpose other than as permitted in these Terms of Service should be directed to GRATEFULCIRCLE is strictly prohibited
Registration. Registration is not required to view certain Content. However, you are required to register if you wish to post a comment or upload a video, or view certain other Content. If you become a Registered Member of gratefulcircle.com, you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your Registration Account. You agree to provide true, accurate, complete, and correct information at the time of registration, and to promptly update this information as needed so that it remains true, accurate, complete, and correct. We reserve the right to terminate your access and use of gratefulcircle.com if individuals from more than one household access gratefulcircle.com using any single Registration Account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and for restricting access to your computer so others outside your household may not access gratefulcircle.com using your name in whole or in part without our permission. If you believe someone has accessed gratefulcircle.com using your Registration Account and password without your authorization, immediately send us a report using our feedback Form.

Use of Information by GratefulCircle.com. You acknowledge, consent and agree that gratefulcircle.com may preserve and disclose your Registration Account information and the contents of your online communications if required to do so by law, or in good faith belief that preservation and/or disclosure is reasonably necessary for the following purposes: (1) to comply with legal process, such as a court order, search warrant, or subpoena; (2) to enforce the terms of this Terms of Service; (3) to render service you request; (4) to protect the rights or property of gratefulcircle.com, GC, and their third party suppliers and licensors; or (5) in circumstances that we deem, in our sole discretion, to pose a threat to the safety of you or others.

User Content Representations and Warranties. By placing material on gratefulcircle.com, including but not limited to posting content or communications to any gratefulcircle.com bulletin board, forum, blogspace, message or chat area, or posting text, images, audio files or other audio-visual content to the site ("User Content"), you represent and warrant: (1) you own or otherwise have all necessary rights to the User Content you provide and the rights to provide it under these Terms of Service; and, (2) the User Content will not cause injury to any person or entity. Using a name other than your own legal name in association with the submission of User Content is prohibited (except in those specific areas of gratefulcircle.com that specifically ask for unique, fictitious names).

User Content License. For all User Content you post, upload, or otherwise make available ("Provide") to gratefulcircle.com, you grant Grateful Circle, Inc. ("GC"), its affiliates and related entities, including gratefulcircle.com and its affiliated newspapers, Web sites, and broadcast stations, a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and fully sub-licensable license to use, copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, publicly perform, publicly display, modify, adapt, translate, archive, store, and create derivative works from such User Content, in any form, format, or medium, of any kind now known or later developed. Without limiting the generality of the previous sentence, you authorize GC to share the User Content across all Web sites, newspapers, and broadcast stations affiliated with GratefulCircle Company, to include the User Content in a searchable format accessible by users of gratefulcircle.com and other GC Web sites, to place advertisements in close proximity to such User Content, and to use your name, likeness and any other information in connection with its use of the material you provide. You waive all moral rights with respect to any User Content you provide to gratefulcircle.com. You also grant TI the right to use any material, information, ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you provide or otherwise submit to us for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, commercial purposes, and developing, manufacturing and marketing commercial products using such information. All rights in this paragraph are granted without the need for additional compensation of any sort to you.

User Content Screening and Removal. You acknowledge that gratefulcircle.com and/or its designees may or may not pre-screen User Content, and shall have the right (but not the obligation), in their sole discretion, to move, remove, block, edit, or refuse any User Content for any reason, including without limitation that such User Content violates these Terms of Service or is otherwise objectionable.

User Content Assumption of Risk. GratefulCircle.com cannot and does not monitor or manage all User Content, and does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of User Content. All User Content provided to gratefulcircle.com is the sole responsibility of the person who provided it. This means that you are entirely responsible for all User Content that you provide. To protect your safety, please use your best judgment when using gratefulcircle.com forums. We discourage divulging personal phone numbers and addresses or other information that can be used to identify or locate you. You acknowledge and agree that if you make such disclosures either through posting on any bulletin board, forum, blogspace, message or chat area, or uploading text, images, audio files or other audio-visual content, in classified advertising you place or in other interactive areas, or to third parties in any communication, you do so fully understanding that such information could be used to identify you.

User Content Posting Rules. Any decisions as to whether User Content violates any Posting Rule will be made by gratefulcircle.com in its sole discretion and after we have actual notice of such posting. When you provide User Content, you agree to the following Posting Rules:

* If the photo or video depicts any children under the age of 13, you affirm that you have written permission from the child\'s parent or guardian to provide the photo or video.
Do not provide User Content that:
* contains copyrighted or other proprietary material of any kind without the express permission of the owner of that material.

* contains vulgar, profane, abusive, racist or hateful language or expressions, epithets or slurs, text, photographs or illustrations in poor taste, inflammatory attacks of a personal, racial or religious nature.

* is defamatory, threatening, disparaging, grossly inflammatory, false, misleading, fraudulent, inaccurate, unfair, contains gross exaggeration or unsubstantiated claims, violates the privacy rights of any third party, is unreasonably harmful or offensive to any individual or community.

* violates any right of gratefulcircle.com or any third party.

* discriminates on the grounds of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or disability, or refers to such matters in any manner prohibited by law.

* violates or encourages the violation of any municipal, state, federal or international law, rule, regulation or ordinance.

* interferes with any third party\'s uninterrupted use of gratefulcircle.com.

* advertises, promotes or offers to trade any goods or services, except in areas specifically designated for such purpose.

* uses or attempt to use another\'s Registration Account, password, service or system except as expressly permitted by the Terms of Service.

* uploads or transmits viruses or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files, material or code.

* disrupts, interferes with, or otherwise harms or violates the security of gratefulcircle.com, or any services, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers or networks connected to or accessible through gratefulcircle.com or affiliated or linked sites.

* "flames" any individual or entity (e.g., sends repeated messages related to another user and/or makes derogatory or offensive comments about another individual), or repeats prior posting of the same message under multiple threads or subjects.

WARNING: A VIOLATION OF THESE POSTING RULES MAY BE REFERRED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.

Unsolicited Material and Ideas. Gratefulcircle.com is not responsible for the similarity of any of its content or programming in any media to materials or ideas provided to gratefulcircle.com. You acknowledge and agree that if you send any unsolicited materials or ideas, you do so with the understanding no additional consideration of any sort will be provided to you, and you are waiving any claim against gratefulcircle.com and its affiliates regarding the use of such materials and ideas, even if material or an idea is used that is or may be substantially similar to the idea you sent.

Transactions and E-Commerce. During your visit to our site you may elect to engage in a transaction involving the purchase of a product such as a newspaper subscription, a print or online advertisement or other tangible goods and services. Credit card transactions and order fulfillment are often handled by a third party processing agent, bank or distribution institution. While in most cases transactions are completed without difficulty, there is no such thing as perfect security on the Internet or offline. If you are concerned about online credit card safety, in most cases a telephone number will be made available so you can call us and place your order by phone. GratefulCircle.com cannot and does not take responsibility for the success or security of transactions undertaken or processed by third parties.

Errors in Advertisements. On occasion, a product or service may not be available at the time or the price as it appears in an advertisement. In such event, or in the event a product is listed at an incorrect price or with incorrect information due to typographical error, technology effort, error in the date or length of publication, or error in pricing or product information received from our advertisers or suppliers, you agree gratefulcircle.com is not responsible for such errors or discrepancies.

Communications with Third Parties Through gratefulcircle.com. Your dealings or communications through gratefulcircle.com with any party other than gratefulcircle.com are solely between you and that third party. For example, certain areas of gratefulcircle.com may allow you to conduct transactions or purchase goods or services. In most cases, these transactions will be conducted by our third-party partners and vendors. Under no circumstances will gratefulcircle.com be liable for any goods, services, resources or content available through such third party dealings or communications, or for any harm related thereto. Please review carefully that third party\'s policies and practices and make sure you are comfortable with them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, concerns or questions relating to materials provided by third parties should be directed to the third party.

During your visit to gratefulcircle.com you may link to, or view as part of a frame, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Because gratefulcircle.com has no control over third party sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that gratefulcircle.com is not responsible for the availability of external sites or resources, nor for the content, actions, or policies of those sites. Information you provide on such sites, including personal information and transactional information, is subject to the terms of service of those sites.

Notice of Intellectual Property Infringement. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, it is the policy of gratefulcircle.com, in appropriate circumstances, to terminate the Registration Account of a Member who is deemed to infringe third party intellectual property rights or to remove User Content that is deemed to be infringing. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is displayed on gratefulcircle.com, please provide substantially the following information to our Copyright Agent (please consult your legal counsel or see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) to confirm these requirements):
1.an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
2.a description of your copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
3.a description of where the material you claim is infringing is located on the site (providing us with website URL is the quickest way to help us locate content quickly);
4.your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
5.a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
6.a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner\'s behalf.
GratefulCircle.com\'s copyright agent can be reached as follows:

Copyright Agent, 1925 Century Park East, suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Please note that the above contact information is for intellectual property infringement notices only. DO NOT CONTACT gratefulcircle.com’s COPYRIGHT AGENT FOR OTHER INQUIRIES OR QUESTIONS. For other inquiries or questions, please use the information listed in the Contact Us section below. Please also note that, pursuant to Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

Counter-Notification for Intellectual Property Infringement. If you elect to send us a counter-notice in response to a notice of intellectual property infringement, to be effective it must be a written communication provided to gratefulcircle.com\'s designated Copyright Agent (see above for contact information) that includes substantially the following (please consult your legal counsel or see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(g)(3) to confirm these requirements):
1.An electronic or physical signature of the registered user;
2.A description of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled (providing us with a website URL is the quickest way to help us locate content quickly);
3.Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
4.A statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
5.A statement by you that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which gratefulcircle.com may be found, and that the you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of intellectual property infringement or an agent of such person.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

General Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability. While gratefulcircle.com uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, we make no warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the Content and assume no liability or responsibility for any error or omission in the Content. gratefulcircle.com does not represent or warrant that use of any Content will not infringe rights of third parties. gratefulcircle.com has no responsibility for actions of third parties or for content provided by others, including User Content.

USE OF GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." NEITHER GC, gratefulcircle.com, NOR ANY OF THEIR AFFILIATED OR RELATED COMPANIES, NOR ANY OF THE EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS OF ANY OF THEM, MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND REGARDING GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM , THE CONTENT, ANY ADVERTISING MATERIAL, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM , AND/OR THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF OR SUCH CONTENT OR SERVICES. ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WARRANTIES AGAINST INFRINGEMENT, AND WARRANTIES GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR FREE, ARE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM AND ITS AFFILIATES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR CONTENT POSTED BY THIRD PARTIES, ACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY, OR FOR ANY DAMAGE TO, OR VIRUS THAT MAY INFECT, YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR OTHER PROPERTY.

GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM CONTAINS FACTS, VIEWS, OPINIONS, STATEMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THIRD PARTY INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS. GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM DOES NOT REPRESENT OR ENDORSE THE ACCURACY, CURRENTNESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED, UPLOADED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM  ANY RELIANCE UPON ANY SUCH OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT OR INFORMATION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

IN NO EVENT SHALL GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM  OR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES RELATED TO UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, THE CONTENT OR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT SHALL GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM OR ITS AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT FOR DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF $100.

Indemnity. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless gratefulcircle.com and GC, each of their parent and affiliated companies, and each of their respective partners, suppliers, licensors, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives, contractors and agents, and sub-licensees from any and all claims (including but not limited to claims for defamation, trade disparagement, privacy and intellectual property infringement) and damages (including attorneys\' fees and court costs) arising from or relating to any allegation regarding: (1) your use of gratefulcircle.com; (2) gratefulcircle.com\'s and GC\'s and Grateful Circle Company\'s use of any User Content or information you provide, as long as such use is not inconsistent with this Agreement; (3) information or material provided through your Registration Account, even if not posted by you; and (4) any violation of this Agreement by you.

International Users. gratefulcircle.com is controlled, operated and administered by gratefulcircle.com from its offices within the United States. gratefulcircle.com makes no representation that materials or Content available through gratefulcircle.com are appropriate or available for use outside the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use gratefulcircle.com or export the Content in violation of U.S. export laws and regulations. If you access gratefulcircle.com from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.

Modifying these Terms. gratefulcircle.com reserves the right to change these Terms of Service at any time in its discretion and to notify users of any such changes solely by changing these Terms of Service. Your continued use of gratefulcircle.com after the posting of any amended Terms of Service shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes. Your use of this site prior to the time these Terms of Service were posted will be governed according to the Terms of Service that applied at the time of your use.

Discontinuation of Service. gratefulcircle.com may modify, suspend, discontinue or restrict the use of any portion of gratefulcircle.com, including the availability of any portion of the Content at any time, without notice or liability. gratefulcircle.com may deny access to any Registered Member or other user at any time for any reason. In addition, GC or gratefulcircle.com may at any time transfer rights and obligations under this Agreement to any Grateful Circle Company affiliate, subsidiary or business unit, or any of their affiliated companies or divisions, or any entity that acquires TI, gratefulcircle.com or any of their assets.

Statute of Limitations. You agree to file any claim regarding any aspect of this site or these Terms of Service within six months of the time in which the events giving rise to such claim began, or you agree to waive such claim. No Class Actions. You agree no claim subject to these Terms of Service may be brought as a class action.

Severability. If for any reason any provision of this Agreement is found unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties as reflected in that provision, and the remainder of the Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

No Waiver. Any failure of gratefulcircle.com to enforce or exercise any provision of this Agreement or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision.

Section Titles. The section titles used in this Agreement are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect.

Termination. In the event of termination of this Agreement for any reason, you agree the following provisions will survive: the provisions regarding limitations on your use of Content, the license(s) you have granted to gratefulcircle.com, and all other provisions for which survival is equitable or appropriate.
Force Majeure. Grateful Circle shall not be liable for failure or delay in performing its obligations hereunder if such failure or delay is due to circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of any governmental body, riot, terrorist activity, war, insurrection, sabotage, embargo, fire, flood, strike or other labor disturbance, interruption of or delay in transportation, unavailability of, interruption or delay in telecommunications or third party services (including DNS propagation), failure of third party software or hardware or inability to obtain raw materials, supplies or power used in or equipment needed for provision of the Services.

Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Arbitration. These terms of service shall be governed in all respects by California law without regard to the conflict of law provisions thereof. Both parties CONSENT to personal jurisdiction in Los Angeles, California. Any controversy or claim arising out of, relating to or in connection with these terms of service, or the breach thereof, shall be subject to arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") in accordance with its then existing Commercial Arbitration Rules (collectively, the "AAA Rules") and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. The place of arbitration shall be Los Angeles, California, or any other place selected by mutual agreement of the parties. An award rendered in connection with an arbitration pursuant to this Section shall be final and binding upon the parties and the parties agree and consent that the arbitral award shall be conclusive proof of the validity of the determinations of the arbitrations set forth in the award, and any judgment upon such an award may be entered and enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. The parties agree that the award of the arbitral tribunal will be the sole and exclusive remedy between them regarding any and all claims and counterclaims between them with respect to the subject matter of the arbitrated dispute. The parties hereby waive all in personam jurisdictional defenses in connection with any arbitration hereunder or the enforcement of an order or award rendered pursuant thereto. In any legal action, the prevailing party will be entitled to recover all legal expenses incurred in connection with the action, including but not limited to its costs, both taxable and non-taxable, and reasonable attorney\'s fees. The terms of this section shall survive any termination of these terms of service.

Conflicts. In the case of a conflict between these terms and the terms of any electronic or machine readable statement or policy (for example, a P3P electronic privacy policy), these Terms of Service shall control. Similarly, in case of a conflict between these terms and our Privacy Policy, these Terms of Service control.
  
Terrorist Organization. You hereby consent that you do not receive any funds from any organization determined by the United States government to be deemed a terrorist organization. In the event You becomes aware that you are receiving, or has received or will receive any funds from any organization deemed a terrorist organization by the United States governments these terms of service may be terminated immediately by Grateful Circle and You shall be required to indemnify Grateful Circle compliance with the United States government requirements.

Privacy Policy
GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM strives to offer its visitors the many advantages of Internet technology and to provide an interactive and personalized experience. This policy covers how we treat personally identifiable information and other information that we collect, store, and receive, including information related to your use of our products and services. Personally identifiable information is information about you that is personally identifiable, such as your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available. Please note this policy applies only to information collected by GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM online and does not impact information collected or obtained by GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM or its affiliates through other means. This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM does not control.

How we gather information from users.

How we collect and store information depends on the page you are visiting, the activities in which you elect to participate and the services provided. You can visit many pages on our site without providing any information. Other pages may prompt you to provide information, such as when you register for access to portions of our site, sign up for membership, request certain features (e.g., newsletters, updates, and other products), or make a purchase. You may also provide information when you participate in sweepstakes or contests, voting and polling activities, and other interactive areas of our site. GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM may combine information that we collect with information we obtain from third parties and affiliates.

Like most Web sites, GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM also collects and stores information automatically and through the use of electronic tools that may be transparent to our visitors. For example, we may log the name of your Internet Service Provider, your IP address, and information provided by and about your Internet browser. We may also use "cookie" technology. Among other things, we may use cookies or other tracking technology for the purposes of storing your user name and password, to spare you from having to re-enter that information each time you visit, or to control the advertising you see on our site. Moreover, we may collect and store data concerning the pages on the site that you view, as you navigate to various pages on our site. Because we are aware of the content appearing on the pages that you view, it is possible that we will be able to make relatively accurate assumptions about your interests and preferecnes from this navigational information that we collect. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather information through other means.

In certain cases, you can choose not to provide us with information, for example by setting your browser to refuse to accept cookies, but doing so may limit your ability to access certain portions of the site or may require you to re-enter your user name and password, if applicable. Additionally, we may not be able to customize the site\'s features according to your preferences. Finally, information you post to public areas of the site is not private, and such information is not covered by this policy. Do not post personal information to public areas of the site unless you intend to make that information public.

What we do with the information we collect.

We collect information to enhance your visit and deliver more individualized content and advertising. For example, we may use personally identifiable information collected on GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM to communicate with you regarding our Terms of Service and privacy policy, products and services offered by GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM, other Grateful Circle Company affiliates and partners, or third-party advertisers or contractors; to administer sweepstakes and contests; to process e-commerce transactions; to attribute content that you make available through the Web site; to contact you about your content; to customize the advertising and content you see, including the display of targeted and contextual advertisements; for the purpose for which the information was collected; to process and respond to inquiries; to improve the content and navigability of the Web site; to alert you to new Web site features, special events, products and services; to generate anonymous and/or aggregated reporting; to enforce the legal terms that govern your use of the Web site; or to engage you in any other topics or matters we think you might find of interest. We may also use the navigational information we collect and store on your viewing habits, along with any additional information you supply to us, to supply you with services you request or to modify advertising or site content that you view in order to enhance your visit (e.g., we may tailor content or advertisements to better suit your interests or needs). We reserve the right to share this information with other Grateful Circle Company business units and affiliates, including for example their affiliated Web sites, and with any entities which Grateful Circle Company or one of its subsidiaries operates or in which Grateful Circle Company or one of its subsidiaries has an ownership interest or which are commonly managed by or with a Grateful Circle Company subsidiary (collectively, "Affiliates"); with agents who may provide services or communicate with you on our behalf; and with third-party advertisers and/or contractors with which GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM or an Affiliate have a relationship. This policy does not apply to any Affiliate\'s, third-party advertisers\', or third-party contractors\' use of such information.

Personally identifiable information collected by GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM may also be used for other purposes including but not limited to site administration and troubleshooting. Certain third parties who provide technical support for the operation of our site (our Web hosting service or ad serving services, for example), or who provide email management, third-party content, billing, processing, shipping, promotions management or other services also may access such information.

GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM may aggregate and/or anonymize information collected by GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM or through the site, so that the information does not identify you. As one example, we may combine information about your navigation or usage patterns with similar information obtained from other users to learn which pages are visited most or what features on our site are most attractive. We may use aggregated and/or anonymized information, and may disclose it to Affiliates and third parties, without limitation.

Information sharing and disclosure.

We may rent, sell, or share personally identifiable information about you with non-Affiliated companies in order to provide services or products that you have requested, when we have your permission, or as described in this policy, including under the circumstances provided below. Please note that we may not provide you with any notice prior to the types of disclosures listed below.

We may share your information with any Affiliate or our agents who may provide services or communicate with you on our behalf.

We may disclose your information in response to subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or to defend against legal claims.

We may disclose your information when we believe it necessary or desirable in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations or our Terms of Service, and/or to protect our rights and property.

We may also share your information, whether aggregated and/or anonymized or not, with any third-party advertisers and/or contractors with which GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM or an Affiliate may have a relationship.

As we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets.

How we protect information.

GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM attempts to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of your personal information. Our servers are protected by reasonable physical and electronic security measures.

Your choice to opt out.

The quality content and information on GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM is supported by advertising revenue, and a controlled program of email marketing is an important element of our online publishing business. Like other Web publishers, we sometimes permit our advertising and promotional partners or other third parties to email you about services, features, products, special offers and unique content we believe might interest you. If you prefer not to receive email communications sent directly from our advertisers or promotional partners, you will be given an opportunity to decline before you provide us information we might use for this purpose. If you decline at the time you provide us such information, we will not share the Personally Identifiable Information you provide with non-Affiliated advertisers for such purposes, though we may send you information on their behalf. You may also change your email preferences by logging into your profile, if applicable.

Affiliated sites, linked sites and advertisements.

GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM expects its partners, advertisers and third-party contractors to respect the privacy of our users. However, third parties, including our partners, advertisers, Affiliates and other content providers accessible through our site, may have their own privacy and data collection policies and practices. For example, during your visit to our site you may link to, or view as part of a frame on a GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM page, certain content that is actually created or hosted by a third party. Also, through GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM you may be introduced to, or be able to access, information, Web sites, advertisements, or features offered by other parties. GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM is not responsible for the actions or policies of such third parties. You should check the applicable privacy policies of those third parties when providing information on a feature or page operated by a third party.

While on our site, our advertisers, promotional partners, service providers, or other third parties may use cookies or other technology to attempt to identify some of your preferences or retrieve information about you. For example, some of our advertising is served by third parties and may include cookies that enable the advertiser to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before. Through features available on our site, third parties may use cookies or other technology to gather information. GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM does not control the use of this technology or the resulting information and is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties.

We use persistent and session cookies to analyze and enhance your experience on the site, and we use third-party technology to serve advertisements to you. The data that is collected is generally the property of GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM, not the third party. We also allow third parties called ad networks or ad servers to serve ads to you on GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM, and to access their own cookies on your computer. GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM does not have access to the cookies that may be placed on your computer by third-party ad technology, ad servers or ad networks, and use of cookies by third parties is subject to their privacy policies and not this policy. GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM maintains relationships with a number of third-party networks, including without limitation Double click and Tacoda. Those parties that use cookies may offer you a way to opt out of ad targeting. You may find more information at the Web site of the individual ad network or the Network Advertising Initiative.

Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online. Should you choose to voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information on our site, such as in message boards, chat areas or in advertising or notices you post, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge and may result in unsolicited messages from other individuals or third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM and this policy.


Your California Privacy Rights.

If you are a California resident, you are entitled to prevent sharing of your personal information with third parties for their own marketing purposes through a cost-free means. If you send a request to the address above, GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM will provide you with a California Customer Choice Notice that you may use to opt-out of such information sharing. To receive this notice, submit a written request to the address above under the "Contact us" section, specifying that you seek your "California Customer Choice Notice." Please allow at least thirty (30) days for a response.

Changes to this policy.

GRATEFULCIRCLE.COM reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to this policy will mean you accept those changes.
Notice of Intellectual Property Infringement. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable law, it is the policy of gratefulcircle.com, in appropriate circumstances, to terminate the Registration Account of a Member who is deemed to infringe third party intellectual property rights or to remove User Content that is deemed to be infringing. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is displayed on gratefulcircle.com, please provide substantially the following information to our Copyright Agent (please consult your legal counsel or see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) to confirm these requirements):
an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
a description of your copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
a description of where the material you claim is infringing is located on the site (providing us with website URL is the quickest way to help us locate content quickly);
your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner\'s behalf.
gratefulcircle.com\'s copyright agent can be reached as follows:

Copyright Agent, 1925 Century Park East, suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Please note that the above contact information is for intellectual property infringement notices only. DO NOT CONTACT gratefulcircle.com\'S COPYRIGHT AGENT FOR OTHER INQUIRIES OR QUESTIONS. For other inquiries or questions, please use the information listed in the Contact Us section below. Please also note that, pursuant to Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity is infringing may be subject to liability.

Counter-Notification for Intellectual Property Infringement. If you elect to send us a counter-notice in response to a notice of intellectual property infringement, to be effective it must be a written communication provided to gratefulcircle.com\'s designated Copyright Agent (see above for contact information) that includes substantially the following (please consult your legal counsel or see 17 U.S.C. Section 512(g)(3) to confirm these requirements):
an electronic or physical signature of the registered user;
a description of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled (providing us with a website URL is the quickest way to help us locate content quickly);
your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
a statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
a statement by you that you consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the your address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which gratefulcircle.com may be found, and that the you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of intellectual property infringement or an agent of such person.
Please note that under Section 512(f) of the Copyright Act, any person who knowingly materially misrepresents that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification may be subject to liability.

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