Terms of Service

Your Acceptance

  1. By using or visiting the Kudatz website or any Kudatz products, software, data feeds, and services provided to you on, from, or through the Kudatz website (collectively the "Service") you signify your agreement to these terms and conditions (the "Terms of Service"). If you do not agree to any of these terms, please do not use the Service.

  2. Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Terms of Service, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version at http://Kudatz.com/terms. TrophyCentral, Inc., the parent company of Kudatz, may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Service and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Nothing in these Terms of Service shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

Service

  1. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the Service, including users who are also contributors of Content on the Service. "Content" includes the text, software, scripts, graphics& images, photos, sounds, music, videos, audiovisual combinations, interactive features and other materials you may view on, access through, or contribute to the Service. The Service includes all aspects of Kudatz, including but not limited to all products, software and services offered via the Kudatz website.

  2. The Service may contain links to third party websites, as an example, Artists websites, that are not owned or controlled by TrophyCentral Inc. dba KudatzTrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites. In addition, TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz will not and cannot censor or edit the content of any third-party site. By using the Service, you expressly relieve TrophyCentral Inc., dba Kudatz from any and all liability arising from your use of any third-party website.

  3. Accordingly, we encourage you to be aware when you leave the Service and to read the terms and conditions and privacy policy of each other website that you visit.

Kudatz Accounts

  1. In order to access some features of the Service, you will have to create a Kudatz account. You may never use another user's account without permission. When creating your account, you must provide accurate and complete information. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You must notify Kudatz immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

  2. Although Kudatz will not be liable for your losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account, you may be liable for the losses of Kudatz or others due to such unauthorized use.

General Use of the Service – Permissions and Restrictions

  1. You agree not to distribute in any medium any part of the Service or the Content without prior written authorization, unless TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz makes available the means for such distribution through functionality offered by the Service.

  2. You agree not to alter or modify any part of the Service.

  3. You agree not to access Content stored in Kudatz through any technology or means other than the pages of the Service itself, or other explicitly authorized means Kudatz may designate.

  4. You agree not to use the Service for any of the following commercial uses unless you obtain TrophyCentral Inc. dbaKudatz's prior written approval:

    o the sale of access to the Service;
    o the sale of advertising, sponsorships, or promotions placed on or within the Service or Content

  5. Prohibited commercial uses do not include:

    o uploading an original images, artwork or video to Kudatz, or maintaining an original account on Kudatz, to promote your business or artistic enterprise;
    o any use that TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz expressly authorizes in writing.

  6. You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers," that accesses the Service in a manner that sends more request messages to the Kudatz servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional on-line web browser. You agree not to independently collect or harvest any personally identifiable information, including account names, from the Service, unless provided by the Service, nor to use the communication systems provided by the Service (e.g., comments, email) for any commercial solicitation purposes. You agree not to solicit, for commercial purposes, any users of the Service with respect to their Content.

  7. In your use of the Service, you will comply with all applicable laws.

  8. TrophyCentral Inc.dba Kudatz reserves the right to discontinue any aspect of the Service at any time.

Copyright & Trademark

Please choose a username for your account that is your real name or trademark you own. We reserve the right to remove or reclaim your username if we believe appropriate (such as when a trademark owner complains about a username that does not closely relate to a user's actual name).

You hereby represent and warrant that you will not:

  1. Upload to or make available via the Service any Content containing material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant Kudatz all of the license rights granted herein.

  2. Publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage Kudatz or any third party;

  3. Submit material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate.

  4. Post advertisements.

  5. Impersonate another person. Kudatz does not endorse any Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Kudatz expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with any Content submitted to the Service.

  6. Kudatz does not tolerate copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on its Site, and Kudatz will remove all Submissions if properly notified that such Submission infringes on another's intellectual property rights (see below for our DMCA policy).

Your Use of Content

In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of Content.

  1. The Content on the Service, and the trademarks, service marks and logos ("Marks") on the Service, are owned by or licensed to TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz, subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights under the law.

  2. Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service and as permitted under these Terms of Service. You shall not download any Content unless you see a "download" or similar link displayed by Kudatz on the Service for that Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz or the respective licensors of the Content. TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Content.

  3. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Service or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Service or the Content therein.

  4. You understand that when using the Service, you will be exposed to Content from a variety of sources, and that TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz with respect thereto, and, to the extent permitted by applicable law, agree to indemnify and hold harmless TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz, its owners, operators, affiliates, licensors, and licensees to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Service.

Your Content and Conduct

  1. As a TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz account holder you may submit Content to the Service, including but not limited to videos, text, graphics, photos, sounds, music, audio visual combinations, and user comments. You understand that TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any Content you submit.

  2. You shall be solely responsible for your own Content and the consequences of submitting and publishing your Content on the Service. You affirm, represent, and warrant that you own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to publish Content you submit; and you license to TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz all patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights in and to such Content for publication on the Service pursuant to these Terms of Service.

  3. For clarity, you retain all of your ownership rights in your Content. However, by submitting Content to TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz, you hereby grant TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and TrophyCentral Inc. dbaKudatz's (and its successors' and affiliates') business, including without limitation for promoting and redistributing part or all of the Service (and derivative works thereof) in any media formats and through any media channels, whether now existing or hereafter devised. You also hereby grant each user of the Service a non-exclusive license to access your Content through the Service, and to use, reproduce, distribute, display and perform such Content as permitted through the functionality of the Service and under these Terms of Service. The above licenses granted by you in video Content you submit to the Service terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your videos from the Service. You understand and agree, however, that TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz may retain, but not display, distribute, or perform, server copies of your videos that have been removed or deleted. The above licenses granted by you in user comments you submit are perpetual and irrevocable.

  4. You further agree that Content you submit to the Service will not contain third party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz all of the license rights granted herein.

  5. TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz does not endorse any Content submitted to the Service by any user or other licensor, or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with Content. TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz does not tolerate copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on the Service, and TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz will remove all Content if properly notified that such Content infringes on another's intellectual property rights. TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz reserves the right to remove Content without prior notice.

Account Termination Policy

  1. TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz will terminate a user's access to the Service if, under appropriate circumstances, the user is determined to be a repeat infringer.

  2. TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz reserves the right to decide whether Content violates these Terms of Service for reasons other than copyright infringement, such as, but not limited to, pornography, obscenity, or excessive length. TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz may at any time, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, remove such Content and/or terminate a user's account for submitting such material in violation of these Terms of Service.

Warranty Disclaimer

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, TROPHYCENTRAL INC. DBA KUDATZ, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES AND YOUR USE THEREOF, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTIBILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. TROPHYCENTRAL INC. DBA KUDATZ MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THIS SITE'S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SERVICES, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SERVICES, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICES. TROPHYCENTRAL INC. DBA KUDATZ DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICES OR ANY HYPERLINKED SERVICES OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND TROPHYCENTRAL INC. DBA KUDATZ WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL TROPHYCENTRAL INC. DBA KUDATZ, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SERVICES, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SERVICES, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE, WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SERVICES BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT TROPHYCENTRAL INC. DBA KUDATZ SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONTENT OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. The Service is controlled and offered by TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz from its facilities in the United States of America. TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz makes no representations that the Service is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who access or use the Service from other jurisdictions do so at their own volition and are responsible for compliance with local law.

Indemnity

To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys' fees and costs) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Service; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your Content caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Service.

Ability to Accept Terms of Service

You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Service is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Service. There are lots of other great web sites for you. Talk to your parents or legal guardians about what sites are appropriate for you.

Assignment

These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz without restriction.

General

You agree that: (i) the Service shall be deemed solely based in New York; and (ii) the Service shall be deemed a passive website that does not give rise to personal jurisdiction over TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz, either specific or general, in jurisdictions other than New York. These Terms of Service shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz that arises in whole or in part from the Service shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in New York County, New York. These Terms of Service, together with the Privacy Notice at http://Kudatz.com/privacy and any other legal notices published by TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz on the Service, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz concerning the Service. If any provision of these Terms of Service is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of this these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and TrophyCentral Inc. dbaKudatz's failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz reserves the right to amend these Terms of Service at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service for any changes. Your use of the Service following any amendment of these Terms of Service will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. YOU AND TROPHYCENTRAL INC. DBA KUDATZ AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION BY YOU OR ON BEHALF OF YOU ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SERVICES MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION BY YOU OR ON BEHALF OF YOU ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT NOTICE PROCEDURES

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a written communication that sets forth the items specified below.

Please note that you will be liable for damages (including but not limited to attorneys' fees and costs) if you materially misrepresent that a product, service or activity is infringing your copyrights. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format (including section numbers):

  1. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed. If multiple copyrighted works at the Site are covered by a single notification, provide a representative list of such works.

  2. Identify the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity. Include information reasonably sufficient to permit Kudatz to locate the material. Please provide a url for each slide/video /document/graphic. Include the specific slide(s) or page(s) or timestamp that you claim to be infringing. Say entire work ONLY if all slides /pages/videos are infringing.

  3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit Kudatz to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail.

  4. Include the following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law."

  5. Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."

  6. You can send a signed document to Kudatz to receive notifications of claimed infringement at the physical address given below:

    TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz
    PO Box 155
    Katonah, NY 10536

How do I file a DMCA counter notice?

The process for counter-notifications is governed by Section 512(g) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act: http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/dmca.pdf

To file a counter notification with us, you must provide a written communication that sets forth the items specified below. 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. Please also be advised that we enforce a policy that provides for the termination in appropriate circumstances of subscribers who are repeat infringers. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material infringes the copyrights of others, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

Elements of Counter-Notification

A sample counter notification may be found at: http://www.chillingeffects.org/dmca/counter512.pdf. To expedite our ability to process your counter notification, please use the following format (including section numbers):

  1. Identify the specific URLs of material that Kudatz has removed or to which Kudatz has disabled access.

  2. Provide your full name, address, telephone number, and email address, and the username of your Kudatz account.

  3. Provide a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your address is located (or any judicial district in which Kudatz may be found if your address is outside of the United States), and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification under subsection (c)(1)(C) or an agent of such person.

  4. Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled."

  5. Send the communication to the following address:

    TrophyCentral Inc. dba Kudatz
    PO Box 155
    Katonah, NY 10536

What happens next?

After we receive your counter-notification, we will forward it to the party who submitted the original claim of copyright infringement. Please note that when we forward the counter-notification, it includes your personal information. By submitting a counter-notification, you consent to having your information revealed in this way. We will not forward the counter-notification to any party other than the original claimant.

After we send out the counter-notification, the claimant must then notify us within 10 days that he or she has filed an action seeking a court order to restrain you from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on Kudatz. If we receive such notification we will be unable to restore the material. If we do not receive such notification, we may reinstate the material.

DISCLAIMER: WE ARE NOT YOUR ATTORNEYS, AND THE INFORMATION PRESENTED HERE IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE. WE PRESENT THIS INFORMATION FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.