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Acceptance of Terms. The About.com(TM) service and its affiliate sites and products, including About.com, About.net, AllExperts.com, Consumersearch.com, CalorieCount.com, and Netplaces.com (collectively the "Sites") are owned and operated by About, Inc. and its affiliates ("About" or "we"). Access to and use of the Sites are subject to the terms and conditions of this User Agreement, Privacy Policy, and Copyright Notice and all applicable laws and regulations, including laws and regulations governing copyright and trademark. "Sites" or "About" shall include any information or services made available through About.com or the above products, regardless of the medium, and shall include any affiliated websites, podcasts, videos, products and applications we make available. BY ACCESSING THE SITES, YOU ACCEPT, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THIS USER AGREEMENT INCLUDING ALL OF THE DISCLAIMERS BELOW (INCLUDING THE PROFESSIONAL, MEDICAL AND NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION DISCLAIMERS). We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. The changes will appear on this screen. A Site may contain additional terms and conditions and those terms and conditions shall apply to your use of such Site, in addition to these terms and conditions; in the event of a conflict with these terms and conditions, the conflicting terms and conditions of such Site shall apply only to your use of that Site and only to the extent of the conflict.
Intellectual Property. The materials used and displayed on the Sites, including but not limited to text, software, photographs, graphics, illustrations and artwork, video, music and sound, and names, logos, trademarks and service marks, are the property of About or its affiliates or licensors and are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws. Any such content may be used solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You agree not to modify, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate any such material without the written permission of About or the appropriate affiliate. You agree not to "scrape" or disaggregate data from the Sites (whether by manual or automated means), for any commercial, marketing, or data compiling or enhancing purpose.

Your License to Use the Sites, and Your Applicable Obligations and Restrictions. About grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to use the Sites, solely under the following conditions:
The Sites may include forums, chat rooms and other user and member created pages which allow users and members to post information, provide feedback to us, and interact. You agree not to post or transmit any fraudulent, unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, libelous or defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, constitute hate speech, violate the rights of others, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. You agree to only post information that is true and correct in light of your knowledge. You shall not, without the express approval of About, distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation of funds, or advertising or solicitation for goods or services.

Your Indemnification of Us. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless About, and all officers, directors, owners, agents, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all liability and costs, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of (b) any material that you post or transmit, or (b) breach by you or any user of your account of this Agreement or any representations, warranties and covenants contained in these terms and conditions. You shall cooperate fully and reasonably in the defense of any such claim. About reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you..