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Terms of Use

  • Introduction
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      1.1
      Welcome to ThanksTo, a service where people can thank individuals or organisations for things that have had a positive effect on them, people they know or their community. The ThanksTo service is operated by ThanksTo Limited ('ThanksTo'), and consists of the ThanksTo Web sites and other features and services offered by ThanksTo and its corporate affiliates in connection with the sites (collectively the 'ThanksTo Service'). ThanksTo may be accessed through the Internet and through WAP services provided by certain mobile network providers.
       
      1.2
      By accessing or using the ThanksTo Service, you signify that you have read the following terms and conditions (the 'Terms of Service') and accept and agree to be bound by them, whether or not you register with ThanksTo. Where applicable under law, these Terms constitute a 'writing signed by you.'
       
  • Changes to ThanksTo and the Terms of Service
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      2.1
      ThanksTo may, in its sole discretion, make changes to these Terms of Service at any time. If changes are made, ThanksTo will post them on this page. You should check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes. If you do not accept any changes to these Terms of Service, you should stop using the ThanksTo Service immediately. If you continue to use the ThanksTo Service after changes have been posted on this page, you will be deemed to have accepted the new Terms of Service.
       
  • Registration
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      3.1
      Registration may be required for the use of certain features of the ThanksTo Service. By registering as a user of the ThanksTo Service, you represent and warrant that you understand and agree to these Terms of Service. As part of the registration process, you may be asked to select a username and password. You will be responsible for keeping your password secure and for all activities that occur under your username. ThanksTo may refuse to register you or grant you a user name where it is already used by someone else or for any other reason, as determined by ThanksTo in its sole discretion
       
      3.2
      ThanksTo is not liable for any harm caused by, or related to, the theft or misappropriation of your user name and password, disclosure of your user name or password, or your authorisation of anyone else to use your user name or password. You agree to immediately notify ThanksTo if you become aware of, or believe there is or may have been, any unauthorised use of (or activity using) your user name or password or any other need to deactivate your user name or password due to security concerns.
       
  • Member Conduct and Appropriate Content
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      4.1
      The ThanksTo Service is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not use the ThanksTo Service for any illegal or unauthorised purpose. You are solely responsible for your conduct and any data, text, information, graphics, photos, profiles, audio and video clips, links and other content ('Materials') that you submit, post, and display on the ThanksTo Service.
       
      4.2
      We may, but shall have no obligation to, remove or limit access to Materials originating from any ThanksTo user that we determine in our sole discretion are unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or infringes or violates any party's intellectual property or other proprietary rights or these Terms of Service. Further, under no circumstances does ThanksTo have any obligation to check the accuracy or truthfulness of any Materials, nor to monitor any Member's use of the ThanksTo Service.
       
  • Conditions For Use
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      5.1
      You agree to abide by all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations and are solely responsible for all acts or omissions that occur under your account made by you including the content of your transmissions through the ThanksTo Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree NOT to:
       
      • Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
      • Publish, distribute and/ or disseminate any harmful, obscene, indecent, unlawful, libellous, profane, defamatory, infringing, inappropriate, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material or information.
      • Submit Materials that are unlawful or promote or encourage illegal activity or that would violate the property rights of others.
      • Submit Materials of any third party without such third party's prior written consent, or Materials that falsely express or imply that such Materials are sponsored or endorsed by ThanksTo.
      • Transmit, email or post any material that contains in any form software viruses or such programs as including but not limited to, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancel-bots, computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
      • Use the ThanksTo Service in any unlawful manner or in any other manner that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the website.
      • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the ThanksTo Service, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the ThanksTo Service, through password mining or any other means.
      • Modify, adapt, translate, or reverse engineer any portion of the ThanksTo Service, or use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion or the ThanksTo Service, except as expressly authorized by ThanksTo.
      • Reformat or frame any portion of the web pages that are part of the ThanksTo Service.
      • Upload, post or disseminate content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, rights of privacy or publicity, or other proprietary right of any party or infringes any intellectual property law or any other applicable law.
      • Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the ThanksTo Service.
      • Disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, 'junk mail', 'spam', 'chain letters', 'pyramid schemes', or any other form of such solicitation.
      • Interfere with another Member's use and enjoyment of the ThanksTo Service.
      • Harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of Members, including usernames, from the ThanksTo Service by electronic or other means.

  • Content Licence from You
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      6.1
      As a user of the ThanksTo Service, ThanksTo may now or in the future give you the ability to upload or submit Content to the ThanksTo Service. Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload Content to the ThanksTo Service, or to make contact with other users of the ThanksTo Service, you must comply with the conditions set out in paragraph 5 above.
       
      6.2
      ThanksTo does not claim any ownership rights in any Content that you submit, post or display on or through the ThanksTo Service. By submitting, posting or displaying any Content on or through the ThanksTo Service, you irrevocably and unconditionally grant ThanksTo a non-exclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free licence (including the right to sub-license) to use the Content in any way, including (without limitation) the right to copy, edit, adapt, reformat, translate, create derivative works from, incorporate into other works, distribute, perform, play, broadcast, commercialise or otherwise make available to the public such Content
       
      6.3
      You will remain the owner of the copyright in any original Content that you submit or upload and you continue to have the right to use your Content in any way you choose, provided such use does not interfere with or impair the rights you have granted to ThanksTo.
       
      6.4
      You represent and warrant that:
      (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the ThanksTo Service or otherwise have the right to grant the licence set forth in this section, and (ii) the posting of your Content on or through the ThanksTo Service does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, intellectual property rights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing any person by reason of any Content posted by you to or through the ThanksTo Service.
       
  • Licence from ThanksTo
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      7.1
      ThanksTo owns and retains all legal right, title and interest in and to the ThanksTo website and the ThanksTo Service, which contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws, including all (i) text, (ii) software, (iii) photographs, (iv) graphics, (v) page layout, and (vi) design presented through and as part of the ThanksTo Service by ThanksTo. You further acknowledge that content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the ThanksTo Service or advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorised by ThanksTo, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display or sell any of ThanksTo's proprietary information. ThanksTo Limited is the owner of the 'ThanksTo' and 'ThanksTo.com' marks, among others.
       
       
      7.2
      ThanksTo grants you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive right and licence to use the software provided to you by ThanksTo as part of the ThanksTo Service (the "Software"). This licence is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefits of the ThanksTo Service in the manner permitted by these Terms of Service.
       
      7.3
      You must not (nor must you allow a third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sub-license, grant a security interest in or otherwise exploit or transfer any right in the Software, unless this is expressly permitted or required by law, or unless specifically permitted by ThanksTo in writing.
       
  • Privacy & Personal Information
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      8.1
      We take your privacy very seriously and collection and use of personal information is governed by our Privacy Policy. Click here to review the ThanksTo Privacy Policy. By using the ThanksTo Service, you will be deemed to have accepted the Privacy Policy.
       
  • Copyright Policy
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      9.1
      You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyright material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. ThanksTo respects the intellectual property rights of others and reserves the right to terminate any user's access to the ThanksTo Service according to these terms of use if ThanksTo is notified that such user's activities infringe the rights of third parties on more than one occasion. If you believe that your work (or the work of a third party on whose behalf you are entitled to act) has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please file a copyright infringement notification (Notice) with us, by sending a written communication which should include the following information, in the same order as is set out in (i) to (x) below:
       
      • statement that you have identified material on the ThanksTo Service which infringes your copyright (or infringes the copyright of a third party on whose behalf you are entitled to act, if applicable);
      • a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, which should include the type of work (such as a book or a sound recording) and any relevant further details (such as the title and date of publication, as applicable);
      • the country or countries to which your copyright applies;
      • a description of the way in which the copyright material has been infringed;
      • a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the ThanksTo Service (including a URL and/or screen shot);
      • your address, telephone number, and email address so that we may get in contact with you;
      • the contact details that you would like us to provide to the alleged infringer so that they may contact you directly, in order to attempt to resolve the complaint;
      • (viii) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyright work is not authorized by the copyright owner (or by a third party who is legally entitled to do so on behalf of the copyright owner) and is not otherwise permitted by law;
      • a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in the Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf and
      • an electronic or physical signature (which may be a scanned copy) of the copyright owner.
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      9.2
      Once you have completed the Notice, having included all of the information set out above, please send it to:
      Attn: ThanksTo Copyright Infringement Notification
      Registered Office: The Old Rectory, Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8DE
       
      9.3
      If you are unsure as to your rights in respect of your copyright material, or whether there has been an infringement of your rights, we suggest that you take legal advice before sending a Notice to ThanksTo. This 'notice and takedown' process is regulated by statute. There may be negative consequences if you falsely allege copyright infringement or send a Notice to ThanksTo in bad faith.
       
      9.4
      If you believe that any material that you have uploaded on to the ThanksTo Service has been removed in error, or that the content in question does not infringe the copyright of any third party, you may file a counter-notice (' Counter-Notice') with us, by sending a written communication which should include the following information, in the same order as is set out in (i) to (iv) below:
      • specific details of the material that has been removed or to which ThanksTo has disabled access and the accompanying location of such material;

      • your name, address, telephone number, email address and a statement that you will accept service from the person (or an authorized representative of such person) who provided ThanksTo with the complaint in question;

      • a statement by you that you believe (acting in good faith) that the material identified above was removed as a result of a mistake or incorrect identification of the material to be removed and

      • an electronic or physical copy of your signature (which may be a scanned copy).

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      9.5
      Once you have completed the Counter-Notice, having included all of the information set out above, please send it to:
      Attn: ThanksTo Copyright Infringement Notice
      Registered Office: The Old Rectory, Church Street, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 8DE
       
      9.6
      If you are unsure as to your rights in respect of your material, or whether there has been an infringement of copyright, we suggest that you take legal advice before sending a Counter-Notice to ThanksTo. This 'notice and takedown' process is regulated by statute. There may be negative consequences if you make false allegations or send a Counter-Notice to ThanksTo in bad faith.
       
  • Internet/WAP Access
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      10.1
      ThanksTo shall not be responsible for any connection or access to the ThanksTo Service by you or the quality of the transmission of any information passing between you and the website. You will be responsible for providing your own communications equipment to access the ThanksTo Service via the Internet or WAP service, and the Internet/WAP access charges thereon. You recognise that ThanksTo shall not be responsible for any reduced functionality resulting from, or in connection with, your use of the ThanksTo Service via WAP
       
  • Termination of the ThanksTo Service
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      11.1
      These Terms of Service will apply to your use of the ThanksTo Service. You can terminate your account at any time. To cancel your account click here. We may terminate your membership immediately at any time, for any reason. Once your membership terminates, you will have no right to use the ThanksTo Service. Our proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, indemnities, limitations of liability and miscellaneous provisions shall survive any termination of your membership.
       
      11.2
      ThanksTo may also, in its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue temporarily or permanently providing the ThanksTo Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of access to the ThanksTo Service under any provision of the Terms of Service may be effected without notice, and acknowledge and agree that ThanksTo may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related information and files in your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the ThanksTo Service. Where possible, ThanksTo will use reasonable efforts to give Members fair notice of termination or suspension of their access to the ThanksTo Service. Further you agree that ThanksTo shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination or suspension of access to the ThanksTo Service or modification of the ThanksTo Service.
       
  • Links to Third Party Sites
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      12.1
      The ThanksTo Service may include links to third party websites. Some of these sites may contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. These links do not mean that we endorse these third party sites or services, and ThanksTo may, in its sole discretion, remove such links. We are not responsible or liable for any content, the products or services, or other materials on these third party sites.
       
  • Sponsors/ Promotions
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      13.1
      You agree that in return for your use of the ThanksTo Service, ThanksTo may display advertisements and promotions from its Sponsors or other third parties on the ThanksTo Service and these advertisements may be targeted to the content of information stored on the ThanksTo Service or other information. Third party advertisement companies may serve targeted advertisements to you based on information they collect (which is generally not personally identifiable) from you via cookies. We encourage you to read these businesses' privacy policies if you are concerned about how they will handle your information. For more information about how your personal information will be handled by us, please see our privacy policy.
       
      13.2
      The manner, mode and extent of advertising by ThanksTo on the ThanksTo Service are subject to change without specific notice to you.
       
      13.3
      Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the ThanksTo Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree that ThanksTo shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the presence of advertisers or the serving of advertising on the ThanksTo Service.
       
      13.4
      ThanksTo may deliver or make available to users, certain promotions, newsletters, alerts, services, news, programming, messages and information delivered via email (individually and collectively, "Messages") and in some cases, your input of information into the ThanksTo Service will simultaneously enrol you in these services to receive such Messages. ThanksTo will always disclose these enrolments to you at the time you submit the information that is associated with the Messages involved, and unless you opt-out at that time or at any time in the future (which ThanksTo will always give you the right and opportunity to do) you will be deemed to have given ThanksTo your consent to receive such Messages.
       
  • Disclaimer of Warranties
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      14.1
      ThanksTo and its affiliates, licensors, partners, members, suppliers, employees, consultants and agents (collectively, 'ThanksTo and its Affiliates') disclaim any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or operability or availability of information, content or Materials displayed on the ThanksTo Service.
       
      14.2
      ThanksTo and its Affiliates further expressly disclaims (1) that the ThanksTo Service will meet your requirements and will be uninterrupted, error-free, timely, or secure, (2) that defects or errors will be corrected, (3) that the ThanksTo Service or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components, and (4) that the use of or the results of the use of the ThanksTo Service or the content made available as part of the ThanksTo Service will be correct, accurate, timely, or otherwise reliable.
       
      14.3
      ThanksTo and its Affiliates expressly disclaims any and all responsibility and liability for the conduct of any other Member, and expressly disclaims that the content and Materials of the ThanksTo Service input by other Members is correct or accurate.
       
      14.4
      THANKSTO, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF, AND ITS LICENSEES, PROVIDES THE THANKSTO SERVICE, AND ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS OR ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIALS OBTAINED OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE THANKSTO SERVICES), PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED 'AS IS,' 'WITH ALL FAULTS', 'AS AVAILABLE', WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. THANKSTO EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. SOME TERRITORIES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO THE EXTENT ABOVE, SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
       
      14.5
      YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE THANKSTO SERVICE IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
       
  • Hold Harmless and Indemnity
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      15.1
      You agree to hold harmless and indemnify, and at ThanksTo's request defend, ThanksTo, its parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective owners, officers, managers, members, agents, and employees, from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of or conduct on the ThanksTo Service including any liability or expense arising from all claims, liabilities, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs, expenses, and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, ThanksTo will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.
       
  • Limitation of Liability
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      16.1
      UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THANKSTO AND ITS AFFILIATES, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES OR LOSSES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE THANKSTO SERVICE, WHETHER OR NOT THANKSTO HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSS. SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY: (I) WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE THANKSTO SERVICE, FROM INABILITY TO USE THE THANKSTO SERVICE, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF THE THANKSTO SERVICE OR ANY COMPONENT THEREOF (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES); AND (II) NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE THANKSTO SERVICE OR ANY PART OF THE THANKSTO SERVICE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE THANKSTO SERVICE AND ITS RELATED WEBSITE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THANKSTO BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY AMOUNT EXCEEDING FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00).
       
  • Exclusions and Limitations
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      17.1
      SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN LIABILITIES (INCLUDING, IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, IN RESPECT OF (I) DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THANKSTO OR (II) THE TORT OF DECEIT OR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION), SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IN SO FAR AS SUCH EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
       
  • Notices
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      18.1
      ThanksTo may provide you with notices regarding the ThanksTo Service or these Terms of ThanksTo Service by regular mail, email, or postings to this Web site.
       
  • Legal Compliance
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      19.1
      You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances, regulations, contracts and applicable licenses regarding your use of the ThanksTo Service.
       
      19.2
      ThanksTo reserves the right to take any legal or technical remedies to prevent the violation of these Terms and to protect the ThanksTo Service, ThanksTo users, and the rights and property of ThanksTo and its affiliates.
       
  • Miscellaneous
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      20.1
      These Terms of Service, and any non-contractual obligations or liabilities arising out of or in connection with these Terms of Service, shall be governed by, enforced and construed in accordance with English law. You and ThanksTo agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England to resolve any legal matter arising from the Terms of Service.
       
      20.2
      If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of the Terms of Service to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect. You shall not assign these Terms of Service or assign any rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without our prior written consent. Any such purported assignment or delegation will be null and void and of no force or effect. Each of ThanksTo's affiliates are express and intended third party beneficiaries of these Terms of Service and may enforce any of its terms and exercise any of the rights to the same extent as ThanksTo.
       
      20.3
      Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall ThanksTo be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labour disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labour or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning.
       
      20.4
      These Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and ThanksTo with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. Any waiver of any provision of the Terms of Service by a party will be effective only if in writing and signed by a party.
       
      Effective Date 1st June 2009
       
      Last Updated: 1st June 2009