Terms of Service

FratCastles.com, operated by Megaplex Media LLC ("FratCastles," or "we" or "us" or "our") provides an online Greek intermediary that connects students and Greek organizations through a safe and efficient communication platform. Our services include our website, located at www.FratCastles.com, our videography, and other features, content and functionality offered by us. For ease of reference, our website and any related services will be referred to collectively as the "FratCastles Site" or "Site" and specific services which we may intermittently offer will be referred to as "FratCastles Services" or "Services".

These terms of use ("Agreement") apply to the FratCastles Site. If you have any questions about these terms of use or our privacy policy, please contact us at [email protected]. This Site is currently approved for use in the United States. This Agreement is effective on December 19, 2012, for current users, and upon acceptance for new users.

Scope

In order to become a member of FratCastles, Users must read and accept all of the terms of this User Agreement and the FratCastles Privacy Policy. We strongly recommend that, as you read this User Agreement, By accepting this User Agreement, you agree that this User Agreement and Privacy Policy will apply whenever you access FratCastles sites or services.

Using FratCastles

While using FratCastles sites, services and tools, Users will not:

  • Post content or items in an inappropriate category or area on our sites and services;
  • Use our sites, services or tools if you are not able to form legally binding contracts or are temporarily or indefinitely suspended from using our sites, services or tools;
  • Circumvent or manipulate the fee structure, billing process or fees owed to FratCastles
  • Post false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory or libelous content (including personal information);
  • Take any action that may undermine the positive intentions of the site (such as displaying, importing or exporting feedback information off of the sites or using it for purposes unrelated to FratCastles);
  • Transfer your FratCastles account to another party without our consent;
  • Distribute or post spam offers, unsolicited, or bulk electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
  • Distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm FratCastles, or the interests or property of FratCastles users;
  • Harvest or otherwise collect information about users, including email addresses, without their consent, or take user’s personal information for use other than for FratCastles services;
  • Conduct or promote any illegal activities while using the Site or Services;
  • Attempt to reverse engineer or jeopardize the correct functioning of the Site, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of the software (including the tools, methods, processes, and infrastructure) that enables or underlines the Site;
  • Attempt to gain access to secured portions of the Site to which you do not possess access rights.

Abusing FratCastles

FratCastles endeavors to keep our sites and services working properly and the Community safe. Please report problems, offensive content, and policy violations to us. Such violations include, but are not limited to, creating any potential legal liabilities, infringing on the intellectual property rights of third parties, or acting inconsistently with the letter or spirit of our policies (for example, posting information or images without legal consent and/or posting inaccurate and inappropriate depictions, circumventing temporary or permanent suspensions, or harassing FratCastles employees or users). FratCastles reserves the right to suspend or terminate our service and user accounts, prohibit access to our sites and their content, services and tools, delay or remove hosted content, and take technical and legal steps to discontinue the access of users who, in our discretion, have committed such violations. Additionally, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate accounts of users who, in our discretion, repeatedly infringe upon the intellectual property rights of third parties. We also reserve the right to cancel unconfirmed accounts or accounts that have been inactive for an extended period of time, or to modify or discontinue FratCastles sites, services or tools.

Limitations of Liability

Users will not hold FratCastles responsible for other users' content, actions or inactions. Users acknowledge that we are not a traditional Greek website. Instead, our sites are venues to allow users to describe an individual chapter and connect with other users on behalf of that chapter. We are not involved in the actual communication between members. While we may help facilitate the resolution of disputes through various programs, we do not control and do not guarantee the quality, safety or legality of the chapters advertised, or the truth or accuracy of users’ content or listings.

FratCastles Profile and Account

In order to publish Content on the Site, Users will need to register and create an account . If you choose to create an account or a FratCastles profile, you agree to provide only accurate and complete registration information and to keep that information current. Account holders are responsible for preventing use of their registration information and account by other individuals or entities. Such access to the Site is unauthorized and prohibited. Individuals and entities that access the Site or use the Services and have previously been terminated by FratCastles may not register for an account. Additionally, registered users may not designate any of those individuals to use their account on their behalf. Users must understand that FratCastles relies on User IDs to know whether users accessing the Site and using our Services are authorized to do so. If an individual accesses our Site with a User ID that has been issued to you, we will rely on that User ID and will assume that it is you or your designated representative accessing the Site. Users are solely responsible for any and all access to the Site or use of the Service by persons using your User ID. Please notify us immediately if you become aware that your User ID is being used without authorization.

FratCastles Security

FratCastles will use reasonable efforts to maintain the security and integrity of information you provide to us. However, Users acknowledge and agree that FratCastles cannot fully eliminate security risks and cannot guarantee that unauthorized access to your information will never occur. You agree that you will keep your password for your FratCastles account confidential and secure, and that you will not share it with others.

Electronic Communications

FratCastles and our Users share communications via electronic means. Such electronic communications include visits or e-mails from Users to the Site, as well as posted notices or e-mails from FratCastles to our Users. For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive communications from FratCastles in an electronic form; and (b) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that FratCastles provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights.

Access to Content

Users acknowledge that: (i) by using the Site, your membership may entitle you to access pictures, digital images, graphics, music, video, audio, text and other creative output (collectively, "Content"), and (ii) this Content may be provided under license by independent content providers, including contributions from other Members and Users (all such independent content providers are "Content Providers"). FratCastles may not always pre-screen Content. Except as described in this Agreement, such rights are not licensed or otherwise transferred by mere use of the Site or a given Service. You accept full responsibility and liability for your use of any Content in violation of any such rights.

Use of Content

Content available through the Site is provided to you AS IS for your information and professional use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners. FratCastles reserves all additional rights to the Site and Content not expressly granted herein.

Parental Permission

FratCastles content is intended for Users 13 years of age or older. Only individuals who are 18 years and older are permitted to create a FratCastles account without the express consent of a parent or legal guardian.

Service Content, Software and Trademarks

You acknowledge and agree that the Service may contain content ("Service Content") that is protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by FratCastles, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Service Content, in whole or in part, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own User Content (as defined below) that you legally upload to the Service. In connection with your use of the Service you will not engage in or use any data mining, robots, scraping or similar data gathering or extraction methods. Any use of the Service or the Service Content other than as specifically authorized herein is strictly prohibited. The technology and software underlying the Service or distributed in connection therewith (for example, branding, images and videos) is the property of FratCastles, our affiliates and our partners (the "Software"). You agree not to copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved by FratCastles. The FratCastles name and logos are trademarks and service marks of FratCastetles (collectively the "FratCastles Trademarks"). Other FratCastles, product, and service names and logos used and displayed via the Service may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with or connected to FratCastles. Nothing in this Terms of Service or the Service should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of FratCastles Trademarks displayed on the Service, without our prior written permission in each instance. All goodwill generated from the use of FratCastles Trademarks will inure to our exclusive benefit.

Copyright

Content on the site, unless otherwise noted, is copyrighted by FratCastles. No part of the site, or any of the content contained in the site, may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without expressed permission of the copyright holder. All FratCastles videos are copyrighted and are the direct property of FratCastles. Without permission, these videos are not to be reproduced, distributed, sold, or embedded anywhere.

Third Party Material

Under no circumstances will FratCastles be liable in any way for any content uploaded by third parties or at the direction of users, including, but not limited to, for 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 uploaded or emailed via the Service. You acknowledge that FratCastles may not pre-screen content, but that FratCastles and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, FratCastles and its designees will have the right to remove any content that violates these Terms of Service or is deemed by FratCastles, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content.

User Content Transmitted Through the Service

You are solely responsible for the content and other materials you upload through the Service or share with other users or recipients (collectively, "User Content"). You will not upload any content that you did not create or that you do not own all right, title and interest in and to, including, without limitation, all copyright and rights of publicity contained therein. By uploading any User Content you hereby grant and will grant FratCastles and its affiliated companies a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty free, fully paid up, transferable, sublicensable, perpetual, irrevocable license to copy, display, upload, perform, distribute, store, modify and otherwise use your User Content in connection with the operation of the Service or the promotion, advertising or marketing thereof, in any form, medium or technology now known or later developed.

You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Service ("Submissions"), provided by you to FratCastles are non-confidential and FratCastles will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. You acknowledge and agree that FratCastles may preserve content and may also disclose content if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process, applicable laws or government requests; (b) enforce these Terms of Service; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of FratCastles, its users and the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Service, including your content, may involve (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

Dealing with Members

As a service provider, FratCastles cannot control all user-generated content on the Site. Users must acknowledge that FratCastles offers Members opportunities to interact online regarding topics and content chosen by other Members. Generally, we do not regulate Member's interactions or communications with the Site or other Members. As a result, we have limited control, if any, over the quality, safety, morality, legality, truthfulness or accuracy of user-generated content on the Site. Therefore, Users are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members on FratCastles.com. As a condition to gain access to our Site, Users release FratCastles (and FratCastles’ shareholders, partners, affiliates, directors, officers, subsidiaries, employees, agents, suppliers, licensees, and distributors) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with any dispute you have or claim to have with one or more Members or Users of the Site.