If you have an account with us, you can login. Conversely, you can use the social networks below. Please note that in order to login with Twitter, you must have already registered and created an OMGN account and then linked your Twitter account to it in the User Account panel. We cannot automatically log you in using Twitter without this step because Twitter does not allow us to query your email address.
So what are the benefits to being a registered user here on OMGN?
- Ability to comment on articles and blog posts
- Ability to write your own blog posts (and get revenue share from them!)
- Ability to post on the forum
- More to come!
You will be emailed a link to complete your registration. This is to verify that you are the owner of the email address you are supplying. Once you click the link in your email, your account will be active.
Please note that your PayPal email address is required if you want to be paid for blogging. Payments are made once per month.
Terms of Service
Last updated: September 16, 2010
The services offered by OMGN ("OMGN" or "us" or "we" or "our") include the website at http://omgn.com/ as well as any other related websites, toolbars, widgets, or other distribution channels we may, from time to time, operate (collectively, "OMGN") and any other features, content, services or applications offered, from time to time, by us (collectively, the "Services").
You represent that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, representations and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service. If you are using or creating a Website or Application on or through OMGN as a representative of a company or legal entity, (i) you represent that you have the authority to enter into this Agreement on behalf of that company or entity, and (ii) you agree that the terms "you" and "your" in this Agreement refers to your company or legal entity.
Use of and Membership in the Services is void where prohibited. By using the Services, you represent and warrant that (a) all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate; (b) you will maintain the accuracy of such information; (c) you are 13 years of age and older; and (d) your use of the Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation. Your account and Website (if applicable) may be deleted and your Membership may be terminated without warning, if we suspect that you are under 13 years of age.
By becoming a Member or Website Creator you will also be asked to choose a password for your account. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account. You agree not to use the account, username or password of another User at any time or to disclose your password to any third party or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any breach of security and understand that we reserve the right to take legal actions against individuals who misuse accounts and memberships on OMGN.
Our basic website building and hosting solution is offered to you free of charge. Our free solution is supported by advertising. You will also have the opportunity to upgrade your account and purchase optional Premium Services and additional features as may be made available by us, Applications, our affiliates or business partners from time to time. See sections 11-16 below for specific terms relating to our paid services and payment terms.
Website Content Control and User Data
You control the Websites you create using our Services and OMGN does not claim any ownership rights in any text, files, images, photos, videos, sounds, musical works, comments, recommendations, forums, listings, logos, trademarks, postings, messages, tags, works of authorship, or any other work or authorship added to or submitted with any of the foregoing (collectively, "Content") posted by you or by Visitors or Members of your Websites. Therefore, OMGN takes no responsibility for any Content located in your Website and OMGN has no obligation to monitor such Content or your Website. You are therefore responsible for the removal of any such Content that is in violation of these Terms of Service and ensuring compliance with these Terms of Service.
Your Obligation to Protect User Data
Proprietary Rights to Content
By displaying or publishing ("posting") any Content on or through the Services, you hereby grant to OMGN a limited license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, publish, reproduce, distribute, list information regarding, edit, translate, and make derivative works of such Content, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed for use solely in connection with the Services.
Without this license, OMGN would be unable to provide the Services. The license you grant to OMGN is non-exclusive (meaning you are free to license your Content to anyone else in addition to OMGN), fully-paid and royalty-free (meaning that OMGN is not required to pay you for the use on the Services of the Content that you post), transferable and sub-licensable (so that OMGN is able to use its affiliates and subcontractors such as Internet content delivery networks to provide the Services), and worldwide (because the Internet and the Services are global in reach). Unless you have shared your Content with others, and they have not deleted it, this license will terminate at the time you remove your Content from the Services, but you understand and agree that your Content may continue to appear on OMGN or Websites after you remove it from the Services as portion of your Content may remain on pages cached by third parties, incorporated into RSS feeds, User profiles or other features, or archived on servers. Furthermore, when you publish any Content or information using the "everyone" or "public" settings, it means that everyone, including people off of OMGN, will have access to that information and we may not have control over what they do with it.
When you post any Content on a Website, you provide the Website Creator, other Members of that Website or the public in general with permission to view and use your Content depending on the Website's privacy settings and policies. Be sure to understand that Website's privacy settings and policies prior to posting your Content.
You represent and warrant that: (i) you own the Content posted by you on or through the Services or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section, and (ii) the posting of your Content on or through the Services does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, intellectual property rights, contract rights or any other rights of any third party. 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 Services.
If a Website is removed from OMGN, the Content associated with that Website may also be deleted at the discretion of the Website Creator or OMGN. We encourage you to be sure you are comfortable with this possibility before contributing your Content to a Website. You should be aware that OMGN is not required and may not keep back-up copies of Content (including your Content) on OMGN once the Website or Content is deleted. Additionally, OMGN makes no guarantee, either during or after the term of this Agreement, that your Content will be safely stored on OMGN and you should independently back-up your Content.
The OMGN Services contain proprietary content that is protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other laws in the United States and around the world (the "OMGN Content"). OMGN owns and retains all rights in the OMGN Content and the Services. OMGN hereby grants you a limited, freely revocable, non-sublicensable license to reproduce and display the OMGN Content (excluding any software code) solely for your personal use in connection with using the Services. As between you and OMGN, all the intellectual property rights in the OMGN technology, which does not include your Content, are owned by OMGN or its licensors.
The OMGN Services contain Content of Users and other OMGN licensors. Except for Content posted by you, you may not copy, modify, translate, publish, broadcast, archive, transmit, distribute, perform, display, decompile, reverse engineer, attempt to access the source code, create derivative works from, rent or sell any Content appearing on or through the Services without permission of the Content owner.
We always appreciate your feedback or other suggestions you may have about OMGN, but you understand that we may use them without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them).
Please choose carefully the content you post on any Website and that you provide to other Users. You may not use the Services to post, disseminate or communicate any obscene, lewd, excessively violent, harassing, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable subject matter. Despite this prohibition, content communicated by other Users may contain inaccurate, inappropriate, offensive or sexually explicit material, products or services, and OMGN assumes no responsibility or liability for this material. If you become aware of misuse of the Services, please contact us by using this form.
Without assuming any obligation to do so, OMGN may delete any Content or suspend any Website or account associated with it, that in the sole judgment of OMGN violates this Agreement or that may be offensive or illegal, or violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of any person. OMGN assumes no responsibility for monitoring the Services for inappropriate Content or conduct. If, at any time, OMGN chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor the Services, OMGN nonetheless assumes no responsibility for the Content, no obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content, and no responsibility for the conduct of the User submitting any such Content.
You are solely responsible for the Content that you post on or through any of the Services, and any material or information that you transmit to other Users and for your interactions with other Users. OMGN does not endorse and has no control over the Content. Content is not necessarily reviewed by OMGN prior to posting and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of OMGN. OMGN makes no warranties, express or implied, as to the Content or to the accuracy and reliability of the Content or any material or information that you transmit to, or receive from, other Users.
The following is a partial list of the kind of Content and activity that is prohibited on any Website and through the use of the Services. OMGN reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting (including private messages) by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the Services at any time, with or without prior notice, and without liability if we believe you are in violation of this provision. OMGN further reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, reporting it to, and cooperating fully with, law enforcement authorities. Prohibited Content and activity includes, but is not limited to, Content or activity that in the sole discretion of OMGN:
- may constitute or contribute to a crime or tort;
- is illegal, misleading, harmful, malicious, hateful, threatening, bullying, harassing, discriminatory, invasive of personal privacy or publicity rights, humiliating to other people (publicly or otherwise), libelous, pornographic, or that contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence;
- communicates any information or content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships, or otherwise infringes or violates someone else's rights;
- involves sending or otherwise posting unauthorized commercial communication (such as spam);
- engages in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme;
- advertises or otherwise markets controlled products or other mature content without appropriate age-based restrictions;
- solicits login information or accessing an account belonging to someone else;
- solicits or posts personal identifying information from other Users, or knowingly collects any information from minors under the age of 13;
- obscures the advertisements we serve on your Website;
- makes automated use of the system, such as using scripts, bots, spiders or scrapers, to send messages, log into accounts, or collect Users' Content or information;
- interferes with, disrupts, impairs or creates an undue burden on the Services or the networks or services connected to the Services;
- attempts to impersonate another person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Member or OMGN official, to falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
- provides false personal information on OMGN, or creates an account for anyone other than yourself without permission;
- involves selling or otherwise transferring your account without our prior permission;
- creates and maintains a Website that (i) redirects to another web page or (ii) stores or hosts content for remote loading by other web pages;
- uploads viruses or other malicious code;
- uses the Services to hyperlink to content not permitted on OMGN;
- facilitates or encourages any violation of these Terms of Service.
OMGN Marks; Templates
As a Website Creator, you are responsible for implementing and maintaining all support for your Website(s), including answering questions from your Members and Visitors. If you are a Website Creator and have any question with regards to your account, please visit our Support Center for answers to common questions or visit this page to contact a member of our support team.
Advertising on Websites
OMGN Platform Policies
OMGN reserves the right to disable or deactivate Member accounts that are inactive for more than 90 days. In the future, we may limit the number of free Websites a Website Creator can create and may impose different bandwidth, storage or other usage restrictions than currently offered. In addition:
- You may not use profanity or others' trademarks in the name, domain or subdomain of your Website.
- In order to run Google AdSense advertisements and/or remove advertisements or promotional content served by us on your Website, you must purchase a Premium Service.
- You may not edit or remove the OMGN link at the bottom of your Website unless you purchase a Premium Service.
- You may not do anything to remove, hide, or alter the appearance of advertising served on your Website by OMGN.
- The OMGN ID link may not be edited and must be available in the Sign in and Sign up pages of your Website.
- The OMGN Terms of Service may not be edited and must be available in the Sign Up page of your Website.
You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is our policy to respond to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA"). In addition, we will promptly terminate without notice the Membership privileges of those determined by us to be repeat infringers. If you are a copyright owner and you believe that any content hosted on OMGN infringes your copyrights, then you may submit a notification pursuant to the DMCA by providing our Copyright Agent with the following information in writing:
- an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
- a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
- a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our Services, such as by providing us the URLs to the content;
- your address, telephone number, and email address;
- a written statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
- a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
The fastest way to reach our Copyright Agent for notices of claims of copyright infringement is by submitting this Automated DMCA form. If you prefer, you can also send a DMCA notice to our Copyright Agent at the following address: OMGN, Inc., Attention: Copyright Agent, 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 801, Silver Spring, MD 20910.
As a Website Creator, you agree to have a policy for removing infringing Content and terminating repeat infringers that complies with the DMCA. In addition, you agree to promptly (and in any event in no later than 24 hours) address any copyright owner's written notice (including any notices forwarded to you by OMGN) that specified Content posted on a Website that you control infringes that third-party's rights (including copyrights), provided that the notice substantially complies with the requirements in the DMCA. If you receive a counter-notice from the applicable User instructing you to replace the allegedly infringing Content, you agree to promptly comply with it to the extent required by law and to forward a copy of it to OMGN. OMGN may remove any allegedly infringing Content without any liability to you or to the User that posted such Content. In all such matters, we strongly recommend that you consult your attorney to confirm your obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws. You are solely responsible and liable for complying with all applicable laws in connection with your Website.
It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for Service related purposes, to you via email or, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on our website, as determined by OMGN in its sole discretion. By providing OMGN your email address you consent to our using the email address to send you Service-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. We may also use your email address to send you other messages, such as updates, user communications, newsletters, changes to features of the Service, or OMGN offers. If you do not want to receive certain email messages, you may opt out by contacting our support team. Opting out may prevent you from receiving valuable messages regarding updates, improvements, offers, or communications from other Users. OMGN reserves the right to send you notices about your account even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications.
Third Party Content and Interaction; Third Party Sites
You agree to comply with the license and restrictions applicable to each item of Content you post, copy, access, or use. You understand that by using OMGN you may be exposed to Content that is offensive, objectionable, or indecent, and that you use OMGN at your own risk. Content from other Users or third parties is made available to you through Websites and OMGN. The inclusion of any such Content on OMGN does not imply our affiliation or endorsement of such Content. Because OMGN does not control such Content, you agree that OMGN is not responsible for any such Content, including without limitation, any advertising and information about third-party products or services, or the accuracy, integrity, quality, legality, usefulness, safety or intellectual property rights of any such Content. Your interactions with other Users and third parties on OMGN, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the User or third party as applicable. Like with any web-based interaction, we suggest that you use caution and good judgment. You agree that OMGN is not responsible for any loss or damage incurred as the result of any such dealings or with respect to any other User's or third party's use or disclosure of your personal information. If there is a dispute between you and any third party (including any User), OMGN is under no obligation to become involved. You release OMGN, its officers, employees, agents and successors from claims, demands and damages of every kind or nature arising out of or related to any disputes with other Users and third parties. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor." And, if you are not a California resident, you waive any applicable state statutes of a similar effect.
Additionally, OMGN, Website Creators, Users or third parties may provide hyperlinks on OMGN or Websites, or any other form of link or redirection of your connection to other sites ("Third Party Sites"). Links to these Third Party Sites are provided solely for your convenience and in no way does the inclusion of any link on OMGN or any Website imply our affiliation or endorsement of the linked site, their business practices (including their privacy policies) or any information therein. OMGN expressly disclaims responsibility for the accuracy, quality, legality, nature, availability or reliability of Third Party Sites linked to by or through OMGN. ACCESS AND USE OF THIRD PARTY SITES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, MATERIAL, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ON THIRD PARTY SITES OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIRD PARTY SITES, IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Privacy of Your Information
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless OMGN, its subsidiaries, and affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, from and against any claim, demand, loss, damage, cost, or liability (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to
- any Content you submit, post, transmit, or make available through OMGN;
- your use or misuse of the Services;
- your connection to the Services;
- your breach or alleged breach of this Agreement; or
- your violation of any rights (including intellectual property rights) of a third party.
OMGN reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of OMGN. OMGN will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOUR USE OF OMGN, AND ALL WEBSITE CODE, PLATFORM CODE, APIS, APPLICATIONS, SERVICES, THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE, AND CONTENT (INCLUDING THIRD PARTY CONTENT), ARE AT YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK. OMGN, AND ALL WEBSITE CODE, PLATFORM CODE, APPLICATIONS, SERVICES, THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE, AND CONTENT (INCLUDING THIRD PARTY CONTENT) ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. OMGN AND ITS SUCCESSORS, AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, PARTNERS AND AGENTS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, PERFORMANCE, SYSTEM INTEGRATION, QUIET ENJOYMENT, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
OMGN AND ITS SUCCESSORS, AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, PARTNERS AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY THAT OMGN, OR ANY WEBSITE CODE, PLATFORM CODE, APIS, APPLICATIONS, SERVICES, THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE, OR CONTENT (INCLUDING THIRD PARTY CONTENT) WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT OMGN, OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES OMGN, AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. OMGN MAKES NO GUARANTEE REGARDING (A) THE AMOUNT, TIMING AND DELIVERY OF ANY CLICKS OR IMPRESSIONS WITH RESPECT TO ANY CONTENT (INCLUDING THIRD PARTY CONTENT) OR ADVERTISING ON OMGN, OR YOUR WEBSITE; (B) THE VOLUME AND QUALITY OF ANY TRAFFIC TO YOUR WEBSITE; OR (C) THE COMPATIBILITY OF YOUR CODE OR ANY OTHER CODE WITH ANY OMGN TECHNOLOGY.
ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICES, AND ALL WEBSITE CODE, PLATFORM CODE, APIS, APPLICATIONS, SERVICES, THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE, AND CONTENT (INCLUDING THIRD PARTY CONTENT), IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE 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 OMGN OR ITS SUCCESSORS, AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, PARTNERS OR AGENTS, OR THROUGH OR FROM OMGN, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.
OMGN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONDUCT OF ANY USER OR APPLICATION DEVELOPER ON OMGN, PLATFORM, APPLICATIONS OR WEBSITES.
Limitation of Liability
YOU AGREE THAT, UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE, SHALL OMGN OR ITS SUCCESSORS, AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, PARTNERS OR AGENTS, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR (A) ANY PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF REVENUE, BUSINESS OR PROFITS, COST OF COVER, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF OMGN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT OR YOUR USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, ANY WEBSITE OR PLATFORM; OR (B) ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THIS AGREEMENT OR ANY OF OUR GUIDELINES (IN THE AGGREGATE FOR ALL POTENTIAL CLAIMS BY YOU) IN EXCESS OF THE GREATER OF (i) $100 AND (ii) THE TOTAL AMOUNTS PAID TO OMGN BY YOU IN THE TWELVE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE INITIAL NOTICE OF ANY CLAIM.
THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES INCURRED BY REASON OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES SOLD OR PROVIDED ON ANY THIRD PARTY SITES OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED BY ANY THIRD PARTIES OTHER THAN OMGN (INCLUDING APPLICATION DEVELOPERS) AND RECEIVED BY YOU THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON OMGN OR RECEIVED BY YOU ON ANY THIRD PARTY SITES.
CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF YOU RESIDE IN SUCH A JURISDICTION, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS. THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS OF WARRANTIES, REMEDIES OR LIABILITY CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT APPLY TO YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT SUCH LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS ARE PERMITTED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH YOU ARE LOCATED.
Changes to OMGN Services
OMGN reserves the right at any time (and from time to time) to modify, suspend, or discontinue providing the OMGN Services or any part thereof with or without notice. OMGN will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.
We may amend, modify, change, add or remove portions of this Agreement or any Guidelines at any time without notice to you by posting a revised version on www.OMGN or elsewhere on OMGN. The revised version will be effective at the time we post it. Please check this Agreement and any Guidelines periodically for changes. Your continued use of OMGN or any Website after posting of the changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes. We last modified this Agreement on the date stated above. However, if the revised version includes a material change, it will be effective for an existing User on the earlier of (a) the date you accept it, and (b) 30 days after the material changes are initially posted to www.OMGN or elsewhere on OMGN. The revised version will apply to you immediately if you are a User who registers or first uses OMGN on or after the posting of the revised version.
Term and Termination
This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect unless and until your account is terminated as provided herein. You may terminate your account and end your use of OMGN at any time and for any or no reason. OMGN has the right (at its sole discretion) for any reason to (i) delete, disable or deactivate your account, block your email or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of OMGN or any Website, (ii) remove and discard any Content within any Website or anywhere on OMGN or (iii) shut down a Website, with or without notice, and with no liability of any kind to you.
If you terminate your account, we will have no obligation to refund you any fees you may have paid except as may be required by applicable law.
Effects of Terminating
Upon deactivating your account, this Agreement terminates and your access rights to OMGN and any Websites immediately cease to exist. For Content you wish to delete from OMGN, you can delete it by going to each of the Websites to which you've contributed. OMGN is not responsible for deleting Content on your behalf and OMGN will not have any obligation to assist you in migrating your data or your Website(s) off of OMGN. Note that, even if Content is deleted from OMGN' active servers, it may remain in our archives (although we have no obligation to archive or back-up your Content). OMGN will have no obligation to refund any fees paid for Paid Services.
The provisions under the following sections will survive termination of this Agreement for any reason: Sections 2, 4-9, 11-20, 22-26, 29-34.
Law and Arbitration
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland without giving effect to any principles that may provide the application of the law of another jurisdiction. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the state courts and federal courts located within the State of Maryland for the purpose of litigating all such claims or disputes Any claim or dispute in connection with this Agreement shall be resolved in a cost effective manner through binding non-appearance-based arbitration and has to be initiated within thirty (30) days after it arises, or the cause of action is barred. The arbitration shall be initiated through an established alternative dispute resolution provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. The alternative dispute resolution provider and the parties must comply with the following rules: (a) the arbitration shall be conducted by telephone, online and/or be solely based on written submissions, the specific manner shall be chosen by the party initiating the arbitration; (b) the arbitration shall not involve any personal appearance by the parties or witnesses unless otherwise mutually agreed by the parties; and (c) any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may seek injunctive or other equitable relief to protect our intellectual property rights in any court of competent jurisdiction.
United States Export Controls
You agree to comply with all applicable export and reexport control laws and regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce, trade and economic sanctions maintained by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC"), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR") maintained by the Department of State. Specifically, you agree that you shall not -- directly or indirectly -- sell, export, reexport, transfer, divert, or otherwise dispose of any products, software, or technology (including products derived from or based on such software or technology) received from OMGN under this Agreement to any destination, entity, or person prohibited by the laws or regulations of the United States, without obtaining prior authorization from the competent government authorities as required by those laws and regulations. You agree to indemnify, to the fullest extent permitted by law, OMGN from and against any fines or penalties that may arise as a result of your breach of this provision. This export control clause shall survive termination or cancellation of this Agreement.
You agree to comply with all policies applicable to OMGN and OMGN, which policies are either posted on OMGN or provided to you. In addition, you agree to comply with all applicable laws. The failure of OMGN to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should try to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement remain in full force and effect. Your accounts are non-transferable. The parties are independent contractors with respect to each other. You may not delegate your duties under this Agreement or assign this Agreement, in whole or in part. OMGN may assign this Agreement in whole or in part in its sole discretion without your consent and without notice. Any unauthorized use of any OMGN computer system is a violation of this Agreement and certain federal and state laws, including without limitation the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. Section 1030, et seq.), Sections 3-805 and 3-805.1 of the Maryland Criminal Law Code and Sections 14-3001, 14-3002 and 14-3003 of the Maryland Commercial Law Code. Such violations may subject you and your agents to civil and criminal penalties. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and OMGN and governs your use of OMGN, superseding any prior agreements (whether written or oral) between you and OMGN regarding the subject matter hereof. The other Users of OMGN are intended third party beneficiaries of your obligations under this Agreement. A party will not be liable for non-performance or delay in performance (other than of obligations regarding payment of money) caused by any event reasonably beyond the control of such party including, but not limited to wars, hostilities, revolutions, riots, civil commotion, national emergency, epidemics, fire, flood, earthquake, force of nature, explosion, embargo, or any "act of God". Nothing in this Agreement shall prevent us from complying with the law and applicable regulations.