TERMS OF USE

The following describes the Terms of Use ("Terms of Use") applicable to your use of the www.vocabulary.com Web site ("Site"). By using the Site, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, please do not use the Site. Thinkmap, Inc. ("Thinkmap") reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these Terms of Use at any time. Please check this page periodically for any modifications. Your use of this Site following the posting of any changes constitutes your acceptance of the changes. These Terms of Use were last updated June 12, 2013.

1. Site Usage

1.1. You may use the site for lawful, non-commercial purposes. You will not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. You will download copyrighted content solely for your personal use, but will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of Thinkmap and the copyright owner. You will not make any changes to any content that you are permitted to download under this Agreement, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any downloaded content.

1.2. Here are Acceptable Means of Using Content: In the following cases, you can use content from the site without explicit permission:

Use

Online

Offline

Academic Use of definitions and other content.

You can use word definitions from the word pages and excerpts from the articles from the Vocabulary.com Blog for personal use, in a classroom, or in scholarly works, so long as such usage would be considered "fair use" and the material is cited with the following attribution "Text from Vocabulary.com, Copyright ©1998-2014 Thinkmap, Inc. All rights reserved." The entire attribution should provide a link back to the page from which it was cited.

You can use word definitions and excerpts from the articles from the Vocabulary.com blog for personal use, in a classroom, or in scholarly works, so long as such usage would be considered "fair use" and the material is cited with the following attribution "Text from Vocabulary.com (http://www.vocabulary.com), Copyright ©1998-2014 Thinkmap, Inc. All rights reserved."

Full text of articles from the Vocabulary.com Blog or definitions that appear on word pages.

Please fill out this form to make a request.

Abstracts from articles from the Vocabulary.com Blog

You can post abstracts of articles from the Vocabulary.com, (these are the summaries that are currently available on http://www.vocabulary.com/blog), so long as you do not remove the "Read More" and the associated link to the rest of the article on the Site. You can also subscribe to an RSS feed and read these abstracts from an RSS feed reader.

You can print abstracts for personal use. Otherwise please fill out this form to request permission.

Other

Other than the cases above, if you want to post, publish, or use content from (or contained within) the Site on your web site or in any other Internet activity, you will need permission from Thinkmap, even though your Web site or Internet activity is free of charge. Requests should be directed to this form .

Other than the cases above, if you want to post, publish, or use content from (or contained within) the Site on your web site or in any other Internet activity, you will need permission from Thinkmap, even though your Web site or Internet activity is free of charge. Requests should be directed to this form .

1.3. Do not systematically retrieve content to create another product: You may not engage in systematic retrieval of content from the Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from Thinkmap. Nor may you mirror on your own site the home page or any other pages of the Site.

Your Communications: You are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of sending them through Thinkmap’s system.

1.1. Don’t post material that doesn’t belong to you. Do not post material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; do not post material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner; do not post material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;

1.2. Don’t post material that is harmful or offensive to others. Do not post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful or embarrassing to any other person or entity;

1.3. Don’t use our site to promote or solicit business. Do not post advertisements or solicitations of business; do not post chain letters or the like;

1.4. Don’t impersonate another person.

1.5. We can use the material you post. By posting or otherwise sending information or materials through Thinkmap’s system, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content and use of your information or materials by Thinkmap will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party. You automatically grant to Thinkmap, a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display your communications alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. Where Thinkmap so uses your communication, you assign to Thinkmap all copyright rights and other rights in and to such material as a work for hire.

1.6. We can remove communications for any reason: Thinkmap reserves the right, for any reason, to remove or edit messages or material submitted by users.

1.7. We will do our best to get back to you if you request us to. Thinkmap will make a good faith effort to respond to communications submitted through its system, but Thinkmap has no liability or responsibility to users thereof.

Linking: You are allowed to link to the Site and may link directly to word pages from vocabulary.com through using the following link format: "http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/x" where x is the word to be looked up.

2.1. Don’t Frame our content. You may not, however, frame Site content, surround it with your own advertising or identity, or charge a fee for any link to the Site.

Additional Terms Applicable to Subscriptions

3.1. Accounts: If any of the products or services available from the Site require you to open an account, you must complete the registration process by providing Thinkmap with true, current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable registration form, and you will maintain and promptly update such information to keep it true, current, complete and accurate.

3.1.1. You are responsible for choosing and keeping your password secret. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account.

3.1.2. Tell us if someone gets access to your account. You agree to notify Thinkmap immediately of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security.

3.1.3. We’re not liable if someone else gets access to your account. Neither Thinkmap, nor any Thinkmap affiliates or Thinkmap licensors will be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses incurred by Thinkmap or any other person or entity due to someone else using your account or password.

3.1.4. You may not use anyone else's individual account at any time.

3.1.5. Tell us the truth about yourself. If you provide any information that is false, inaccurate, out of date, or incomplete, or Thinkmap has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is false, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, Thinkmap may suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the products or services or any portion thereof.

3.1.6. We can expel users who violate the Terms of Use or the Law. Thinkmap reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to its system for violating the law or these Terms of Use.

Ownership: The content of the Site, including all underlying software (collectively the "Software"), is the property of Thinkmap, its affiliated companies or licensors and is protected by international copyright, patent, and trademark laws. YOU SHALL NOT REPRODUCE, REVERSE ENGINEER, DECOMPILE, DISASSEMBLE, OR CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS WITH RESPECT TO THE SOFTWARE.

Disclaimer of Warranties: THE SITE AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND OTHER CONTENT INCLUDED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND (EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE), ALL OF WHICH THINKMAP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Limitation of Liability: IN NO EVENT SHALL THINKMAP, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, SHAREHOLDERS, PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, OR CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, PERFORMANCE OR NONPERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, EVEN IF THINKMAP WAS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, TORT, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW, OR OTHERWISE.

Indemnification: To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify and hold Thinkmap, its directors, officers, shareholders, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, and licensors harmless from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, arising out of the use or unauthorized copying of the Site or any of their content, the violation of these Terms of Use or any applicable laws or regulations.

Privacy Policy

By using the Site, you agree to be legally bound by our Privacy Policy.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Copyright ©2014 Thinkmap, Inc., 599 Broadway, 9th Floor, New York, New York 10012. All rights reserved.

TRADEMARKS. Plumb Design, Thinkmap, vocabulary.com, VQ, Informotion, and Visual Thesaurus are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Thinkmap, Inc. or its affiliates or licensors. The names of other companies and products mentioned on or via the Site may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Reference to such third party trademarks is for informational purposes only and is not intended to indicate or imply any affiliation, association, sponsorship, or endorsement. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

MISCELLANEOUS. These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and Thinkmap regarding your use of the Site, superseding any prior agreements between you and Thinkmap on the subject matter (including, but not limited to, any prior versions of the Terms of Use). In the event that any provision of these Terms of Use conflicts with the law under which these Terms of Use are to be construed or if any such provision is held invalid or unenforceable by a court with jurisdiction over the parties, such provision shall be deemed to be restated to reflect as nearly as possible the economic effect of the original provision in accordance with applicable law. The remaining provisions of these Terms of Use and the application of the challenged provision to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is invalid or unenforceable shall not be affected thereby, and each such provision shall be valid and enforceable to the full extent permitted by law. These Terms of Use are governed by the laws of the United States and the State of New York, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. Unless waived in its sole discretion by Thinkmap, the sole jurisdiction and venue for actions related to the subject matter hereof will be the New York state and federal courts having within their jurisdiction the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York and both parties consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. The official language for this Agreement, and of any proceedings and writings amending or interpreting this Agreement, will be English. The parties specifically disclaim the U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

13. Content Specific Notices: Some of the definitions that appear on the site are from WordNet:

WordNet License

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