PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE ("TERMS OF USE") CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEB SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE.

This Site is owned and operated by Pixoto, Inc. ("Pixoto"). These Terms of Use apply to your access to, and use of, the Site, your use of any digital photography, media hosting services, other services provided on or through this Site (the "Services"), and to your purchase of any photographic prints or other products ("Products") from Pixoto. However, these Terms of Use don’t alter in any way the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with Pixoto. Your use of the Site and the Services and your purchase of Products is expressly conditioned upon your agreement to these Terms of Use. You consent to our communicating with you about the Site, the Products and the Services by email and/or system messages, and if necessary, by regular mail or telephone.

Pixoto reserves the right to change any provision of these Terms of Use, and any other terms, policy or guideline governing your use of the Site, at any time in its sole discretion. Such changes will be effective immediately upon posting such revisions on the Site, and you waive any right you may have to receive specific notice of such changes. Your continued use of this Site or the Services or the purchase of any Products following the posting of such changes will confirm your acceptance thereof. You should frequently review these Terms of Use and any other applicable policies or guidelines on the Site.

Privacy. Please refer to the Site's Privacy Policy (www.pixoto.com/privacy/) for information on how we collect, use and disclose personal information from users of the Site. You understand and agree that we store and process your personal information on computers located in the United States.

License Agreement. Pixoto's website enables any person or entity who owns or is otherwise authorized to license Images (the "Content Owner") to post such Images on the Site.

Copyright And Limited License. The Site and all Images, text, video, code and other content and materials on the Site and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the "Site Materials") are the property of Pixoto or its licensors or users and are protected by United States and international copyright laws. Pixoto grants you a limited, non-sublicensable, revocable license to access and use the Site solely in accordance with, and subject to, the terms set forth in these Terms of Use and any other applicable terms or agreements you may enter into with Pixoto. Except as otherwise expressly permitted in writing, the license does not include, and you agree to refrain from:

User Content, not owned by you, may be posted and distributed on personal blogs or other social media outlets through use of Pixoto provided sharing methods including, but not limited to Twitter Share, Facebook Like, Google +1, and Embed feature. Embed feature html code snippet must be used unmodified and User Content images must be displayed no larger than 640x640 pixels. Use of any non-approved method for sharing User Content is strictly prohibited. All distributed or shared User Content must be hosted by Pixoto and must not be copied to another location.

Repeat Infringer Policy. In accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable law, Pixoto has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at Pixoto's sole discretion, account holders who are deemed to be repeat copyright infringers. Pixoto may also, at its sole discretion, limit access to the Site and/or terminate any account holders who infringe any intellectual property rights of others, whether or not there is any repeat infringement.

Copyright Complaints. If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright that you own or control, you may file a notification of such infringement with our Designated Agent as set forth below.

Designated Agent: Jason Kiefer
E-mail Address of Designated Agent: jason [at] pixoto [dot] com

Trademarks. "PIXOTO", the Pixoto logo, “ImageDuel”, the look and feel of the Site, and any other Product or Service names, logos or slogans of Pixoto contained in the Site are trademarks of Pixoto (collectively, the "Pixoto Marks") and may not be copied, imitated or used without the prior written permission of Pixoto. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos mentioned in the Site are the property of their respective owners.

Hyperlinks. You may create a text hyperlink to the Site, provided such link does not portray Pixoto or any of its Products or Services in a false, misleading, derogatory or otherwise defamatory manner. This limited right may be revoked by Pixoto at any time. Further, you may not, frame the Site without Pixoto's express written consent. Pixoto makes no representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, the quality, content, nature or reliability of third-party Web sites accessible by hyperlink from the Site, or Web sites linking to the Site. Pixoto provides these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply affiliation or endorsement of any site or any information contained therein. When you leave the Site, you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern.

Third Party Content. Pixoto may host third party content on the Site ("Third Party Content") solely as a convenience to its users. Such inclusion does not imply affiliation, endorsement, approval, or control by Pixoto of any Third Party Content. Pixoto makes no claim or representation regarding, and accepts no responsibility for, such Third Party Content or for the quality, accuracy, nature, ownership or reliability thereof. Users use such Third Party Content at their own risk.

Advertisements And Promotions; Third Party Products and Services. Pixoto subscribers (on their own sites) or Pixoto (on public areas of the Site) may run advertisements and promotions from third parties on the Site or facilitate the sale of certain products or services by third parties through the Site. Your business dealings or interactions with such third parties, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such third party, and Pixoto does not endorse, approve, or control any such products, services, advertising or promotions. Pixoto is not responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers or third party products and services on the Site.

User Content. The Site includes media hosting services, discussion forums or other interactive areas in which you or other users may post or transmit Images, text, music, messages, information or other content or materials ("User Content"). You are solely responsible for the User Content you post or transmit and you agree not to post, transmit or otherwise publish through the Site any of the following: User Content that is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable or harmful (all content that includes either profanity or nudity must be flagged by you during the upload process); User Content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, endanger national security, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law; User Content that may infringe or violate any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or other proprietary right of any party; User Content that impersonates any person or entity or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with a person or entity; Unsolicited promotions, political campaigning, advertising or solicitations; Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers; Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and User Content that, in the sole judgment of Pixoto, is objectionable, harmful or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Site, or which may expose Pixoto or its users to any harm or liability of any nature. Although we prohibit certain activities in these Terms of Use, Pixoto does not control and takes no responsibility or liability for any User Content or for any loss or damage thereto, or for the nature of the User Content you may encounter. Your use of the Site is at your own risk. Enforcement of the user content or conduct rules set forth in these Terms of Use is solely at Pixoto's discretion, and failure to enforce such rules in some instances does not constitute a waiver of our right to enforce such rules in other instances. In addition, these rules do not create any private right of action on the part of any third party or any reasonable expectation that the Site will not contain any content that is prohibited by such rules. Although Pixoto has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the User Content posted on the Site, Pixoto reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Content hosted on the Site at any time and for any reason without notice. You are solely responsible for creating backup copies of and replacing any User Content you host on the Site at your sole cost and expense.

You retain the copyright in any User Content you post on the Site. Pixoto neither has nor wants any ownership of your Content. However, by uploading and/or posting any User Content to the Site, you grant Pixoto a perpetual, nonexclusive and royalty-free right to use the User Content and the name that is submitted in connection with such User Content, as is reasonably necessary to display the User Content, rank the content using ImageDuels, provide the Services and to facilitate, at Content Owner's direction, the license of Images or the sale of Products on the Site.

The license granted to Pixoto includes the right to use your User Content fully or partially for promotional reasons and to distribute and redistribute your Content to other parties, web-sites, applications, and other entities, provided such Content is attributed to you in accordance with the credits (i.e. username, profile picture, photo title, descriptions, tags, and other accompanying information) if any and as appropriate, all as submitted to Pixoto by you.

You understand and acknowledge that any User Content contained in public postings, will be accessible to the public and could be accessed, indexed, archived, linked to and republished by others including, without limitation, appearing on other web sites and in search engine results. Therefore, you should be careful about the nature of the User Content you post. Pixoto will not be responsible or liable for any third party access to or use of the User Content you post. Pixoto provides many security options and settings for your content and you should read and understand them all. You represent and warrant that (a) you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the User Content that you post or transmit, or you otherwise have the right to post, use, display, distribute and reproduce such User Content and to grant the rights granted herein; (b) the User Content you supply is accurate and not misleading; and (c) use and posting of the User Content you supply does not violate these Terms of Use and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.

Pixoto Market. By adding your User Content to the Pixoto market you also agree to the Pixoto Market Terms & Conditions which are incorporated here by reference and are available in full at www.pixoto.com/market-terms

Your Account. Certain activities on the Site require you to register and create an account. In order to create an account, you must be 18 years of age or older. By registering, you represent and warrant that you are over 18 and that all information you provide in the registration form ("Registration Data") is complete and accurate. Pixoto reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time, with or without cause in its sole discretion. You agree to keep your registered email addresses and other Registration Data current and complete, as Pixoto may send important notices about your account or the Services to that email account. In order to cooperate with legitimate governmental requests, subpoenas or court orders, to protect Pixoto's systems and customers, or to ensure the integrity and operation of Pixoto's business and systems, Pixoto may access and disclose any information from your account it considers necessary or appropriate, including, without limitation, user profile information (i.e. name, e-mail address, etc.), IP addressing and traffic information, usage history, and posted content. You consent to such disclosure and agree that Pixoto's right to disclose any such information as described above shall govern over any contrary terms in any agreement or policy of Pixoto. For information regarding other ways that Pixoto may use or disclose your Registration Data, please see the Pixoto Privacy Policy.

Account Security. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password associated with your account and for restricting access to your password and to your computer while logged into the Site. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or from your computer. We endeavor to use reasonable security measures to protect against unauthorized access to your account and to any User Content you designate as unlisted, hidden or password-protected. We cannot, however, guarantee absolute security of your account, your User Content or the personal information we collect, and we cannot promise that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally accessing the Site or its contents. You agree to immediately notify Pixoto of any unauthorized use or your account or password, or any other breach of security, and to accept all risks of unauthorized access to the Registration Data and any other information you provide to Pixoto.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS, THE PRODUCTS AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, PIXOTO DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT AS TO THE SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS, THE PRODUCTS AND THE SERVICES. PIXOTO DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE MATERIALS OR THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE SITE, ITS SERVERS OR EMAIL SENT FROM PIXOTO OR THE SITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. PIXOTO IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS RELATING TO PRICING, TEXT OR PHOTOGRAPHY. PIXOTO ALSO MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY, RELIABILITY OR SECURITY OF THE SITE AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ANY MODIFICATION, SUSPENSION, UNAVAILABILITY, OR DISCONTINUANCE OF THE SITE OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED THEREON.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL PIXOTO OR ITS DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE OR VIEW THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE PRODUCTS, THE CONTENT OR THE SITE MATERIALS CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM PIXOTO, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY TERMINATION, SUSPENSION OR OTHER FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO PIXOTO'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF PIXOTO, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED), PRODUCT LIABILITY, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE PRODUCTS, THE CONTENT OR THE SITE MATERIALS, EXCEED ANY COMPENSATION YOU PAY, IF ANY, TO PIXOTO FOR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR THE SERVICES OR FOR THE PURCHASE OF PRODUCTS. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

Indemnity. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Pixoto and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties"), and the Indemnified Parties' independent contractors, service providers and consultants, and their respective directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to any User Content you host or otherwise transmit on or through the Site, your use of or inability to use the Site, the User Content, the Site Materials or the Services, or the licensing of your Images to third parties through the Site, including any actual or threatened suit, demand or claim made against any of the Indemnified Parties and/or their independent contractors, service providers, employees, directors or consultants, arising out of or relating to your User Content, your conduct, your violation of these Terms of Use or your violation of the rights of any third party.

Applicable Law. Your use of the Site is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. These Terms of Use and your use of the Site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado applicable to agreements made and to be entirely performed within the State of Colorado, without resort to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that any action at law or in equity arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use shall be filed only in the state and federal courts located in Jefferson County, Colorado and you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts over any suit, action or proceeding arising out of these Terms of Use.

Severability. If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be deemed invalid, unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.