User Agreement

Last Updated: June 6th, 2006 Welcome to the User Agreement for The Vance Vocabulary Search Tool, henceforth called Totality. This agreement describes the terms on which you may access and use our services. In order to become a Totality User, you must read and accept all of the terms and conditions of this agreement and the Privacy Policy. In the event of any inconsistency between the Totality Privacy Policy and this User Agreement, the User Agreement shall control. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement, you may not use nor access our services. We reserve the right to modify this Agreement at any time, and without prior notice, by posting amended terms on this website. Your continued use of the Totality service indicates your acceptance of the amended User Agreement.

Description of Service

Totality is an online service offered to enable admirers of Jack Vance to search his complete work by way of keyword search.

Membership Eligibility

The Totality Service is not available to minors under the age of 16 or to any Users suspended or removed from the system by Totality for any reason. Users may not have more than one active account. Additionally, Users are prohibited from selling, trading, or otherwise transferring your Totality account to another party. If you do not qualify, you may not use the Totality Service.

Use of Service

Your use of the Totality Service is governed by this User Agreement. Totality may refuse service without prior notice to any User for any or no reason.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account with or without your knowledge. If you knowingly provide your login and password information to another person, your account privileges may be suspended temporarily or terminated. You agree to immediately notify Totality of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security. Totality cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this section.

Termination

You agree that Totality may, with or without cause, immediately terminate your Totality account and access to the Totality Service without prior notice. Without limiting the foregoing, the following will lead to a termination by Totality of a User's use of the Totality Service (a) breaches or violations of this User Agreement or other incorporated agreements or guidelines, (b) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies, (c) a request by you (self-initiated account deletions), (d) unexpected technical issues or problems, and (e) extended periods of inactivity. Termination of your Totality account includes removal of access to all offerings within the Totality Service and may also bar you from further use of the Totality Service. Furthermore, you agree that all terminations shall be made in Totality sole discretion and that Totality shall not be liable to you nor any third-party for any termination of your account or access to the Totality Service.

User Conduct

You understand and agree not to use Totality to: Use the Totality Service for any illegal purpose, including but not limited to conspiring to violate laws. Falsely state, impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym, or misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present. Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or initiate communications which include information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements). Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content or initiate communication that infringes upon patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights or other proprietary rights. Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation. This prohibition includes but is not limited to a) Using Totality invitations to send messages to people who don't know you or who are unlikely to recognize you as a known contact; b) Using Totality to connect to people who don't know you and then sending unsolicited promotional messages to those direct connections without their permission; and c) Sending messages to distribution lists, newsgroup aliases, or group aliases. Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment. Stalk or harass anyone. Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any communication transmitted through the Totality Service. Post content in fields that aren't intended for that content. Example: Putting an address in a name or title field. Interfere with or disrupt the Totality Service or servers or networks connected to the Totality Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Totality Service.

Excessive use

The usage of the Totality Service beyond its intended purpose including, but not limited to, harvesting content, copying, selling and sharing found content is strictly prohibited.

International Use

Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all applicable local rules including but not limited to rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content. Specifically, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.

Information Provided on this Website

In the course of using the Totality Service, Users may provide information about themselves which may be visible to certain other Users (see our Privacy Policy to learn more about information collected on this website). You understand that by posting materials on the Totality website or otherwise providing materials to Totality, you are granting to Totality a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license to use this information in the course of offering the Totality service. Furthermore, you understand that Totality retains the right to reformat, excerpt, or translate any materials submitted by you. You understand that all information publicly posted or privately transmitted through the Totality Service is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that Totality will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content. You understand that Totality cannot guarantee the identity of any other Users with whom you may interact in the course of using the Totality Service. Additionally, we cannot guarantee the authenticity of any data which Users may provide about themselves or relationships they may describe.

Access to Service

Use of manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to "crawl" or "spider" any web pages contained in the Totality website is strictly prohibited. You agree not to monitor or copy, or allow others to monitor or copy, our web pages or the content included herein. You also agree not to "frame" or otherwise simulate the appearance or function of this website. Furthermore, you agree not to take any action that interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, including but not limited to unsolicited communications, attempts to gain unauthorized access, or transmission or activation of computer viruses.

Totality Communications

In the course of providing you services, Totality may need to communicate with you via email (see our Privacy Policy to learn more about communications). You agree to receive emails which are specific to your account and necessary for the normal functioning of the Totality Service, including a series of up to five welcome emails which help inform new Users about various features of the Totality Service. You also agree to have your name and/or email address listed in the header of certain communications which you initiate through the Totality Service.

Monitoring and Enforcement

While we have the right to monitor activity and content associated with the Totality Service, we are not obligated to do so. And since we do not, and may not have the ability to, control or actively monitor content we don't guarantee its accuracy, integrity or quality. Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and practices, in the process of using our website, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. You can contact our Customer Service Department to let us know of content that you find objectionable. We may investigate the complaints and violations of our policies that come to our attention and may take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. However, because situations and interpretations vary, we also reserve the right not to take any action. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any content on the website.

Fees

Signing up for a basic Totality account is free. Certain other services are provided for free only to beta Users. Totality reserves the right to charge for the Totality Service or any portion thereof, modify the pricing of, add to, or discontinue the Totality Service or any portion thereof without prior notice.

Indemnification

By accepting this User Agreement, you agree to indemnify and otherwise hold harmless Totality, its officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and other partners from any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages resulting from i) your use of the Totality Service; ii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your communications with or through the Totality Service, or iii) any other matter relating to the Totality Service. Any business transactions which may arise between Users from their use of Totality are the sole responsibility of the Users involved.

Without limitation of the terms and conditions set forth in our Privacy Policy, you understand and agree that Totality may disclose personally identifiable information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, enforce this User Agreement, or protect the rights, property, or safety of Totality, its Users, and the public.

Disclaimer of Warranties

YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE TOTALITY SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS AND THAT TOTALITY DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROMPT OR PROPER DELIVERY, OR RETENTION OF ANY USER INFORMATION OR COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN USERS. TOTALITY ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR EXISTENCE OF ANY COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN USERS. TOTALITY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TOTALITY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE TOTALITY SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE TOTALITY SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE TOTALITY SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE TOTALITY SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE TOTALITY SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM TOTALITY OR THROUGH OR FROM THE TOTALITY SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS USER AGREEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Entire Agreement

The User Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and Totality and governs your use of the Totality Service, superseding any prior agreements between you and Totality.

Limitation of Liability

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT TOTALITY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF TOTALITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL TOTALITY'S TOTAL CUMULATIVE DAMAGES EXCEED US$ 100.

Governing Law

The User Agreement between you and Totality will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without regard to conflict of laws principles.