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Terms Of Service and Legal Notices

Privacy

Synapse Software has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Web site, and to help us measure usage patterns.

This site contains links to other sites. Synapse Software is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Synapse Software and dudl.me require an email address for user registration. This email address is used to communicate with you as pertains to your user account, and (optionally) to communicate dudl.me and Synapse Software news on an intermittent basis. Synapse Software does not sell or rent the email addresses of any List Owner or List Member to any third party.

Contributed Content

This site may allow registered users to contribute content that appears on the main dudl.me Web Site. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Choice/Opt-Out

This site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us and our partners via our email service.

Additionally, this site gives users the option of removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service by sending email to support AT synapsesoftware DOT com.

Correct/Update

This site gives users the option to change and modify information previously provided by sending email to support AT synapsesoftware DOT com

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, feel free to send email to support AT synapsesoftware DOT com

Disclaimer

Synapse Software does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, content or advertisements contained on, distributed through, or linked, downloaded or accessed from any of the services contained on this website, nor the quality of any products, information or other materials displayed, purchased, or obtained by you as a result of an advertisement or any other information or offer in or in connection with the services herein. You hereby acknowledge that any reliance upon any Materials shall be at your sole risk. Synapse Software reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to make improvements to, or correct any error or omissions in any portion of the Service or the Materials.

THE SERVICE AND THE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED BY SYNAPSE SOFTWARE ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, AND SYNAPSE SOFTWARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL SYNAPSE SOFTWARE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE, THE MATERIALS AND THE PRODUCTS.

Synapse Software respects the rights (including the intellectual property rights) of others, and we ask our users to do the same. Synapse Software may, in appropriate circumstances and in its sole discretion, terminate the accounts of users that infringe or otherwise violate such rights of others.

Disclosure

The contents of this web site are genarated by users of this web site and, in some cases, by the trends of a significant portion of the site's user base (such as in calculating trends).

The views and opinions expressed in images or drawings posted on thsi site or within the dudl.me tool are not the views and opinions of Synapse Software or of a majority of users. Synapse Software makes no guarantee of the suitability of any drawings or images for any partcular audience.

Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

Policy on User Contributions

dudl.me is a tool that allows anyone to draw anything "on" any web site. All drawings are protected under the umbrella of "free speech", and not encumbered as "graffiti", as only people who are looking for drawings with dudl.me can see them.

However, Synapse Software, site administrators, and (in the context of the dudl.me tool) other dudl.me users reserve the right to censor or delete images and drawings that:

  • are abusive
  • contain ad-hominem attacks
  • promote hate
  • use excessively foul language
  • are blatant spam
  • detract from the enjoyment of the majority of users

Please note that the number of web sites on the Internet and the number of dudl.me users are too numerous for Synapse Software to police on a regular basis; it is therefore up to individual users to demonstrate common courtesy and help police the sites they frequent.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) Notice

This notice is for informational purposes only. It is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, legal advice. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been infringed upon, or if a notice of infringement has been filed against you, you should immediately seek legal counsel.

This web site, including all text, HTML, scripts, and images not otherwise attributed are copyrighted and owned by Synapse Software. All rights reserved.

No part of this website may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical, electronic, or otherwise, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, or transmitted by e-mail, or used in any other fashion without the express prior written permission of the website owner.

This, of course, excludes the downloading and temporary caching of this website on a personal computer for the explicit purpose of viewing this website, as well as any information clearly marked as reproducible. This copyright notice applies to everyone, including all visitors to this website.

Images contained in the dudl.me Gallery that have recorded or reproduced a significant portion of the original web page that has been drawn on are protected under "fair use" frequently as commentary, criticism, or parody, OR as a result of permitted use by the copyright owner or an authorized party.

DMCA PROVISIONS

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, found at 17 U.S.C. § 512 (“DMCA”), provides recourse for owners of copyrighted materials who believe that their rights under United States copyright law have been infringed upon on the Internet.

Under the DMCA, the bona fide owner of copyrighted materials who has a good faith belief that their copyright has been infringed may contact not only the person or entity infringing on their copyright, but may also contact the designated agent of an Internet service provider to report alleged infringements of their protected works, when such alleged infringements appear on pages contained within the system of the Internet service provider (“ISP”).

The owner of this website and the ISP are committed to complying with international trade law, international trade practices, all United States laws, including United States copyright law. Upon receipt of a properly filed complaint under the DMCA, the owner and/or the ISP of this website will block access to the allegedly infringing material. The website owner and/or the ISP will forward a copy of the notification of claimed copyright infringement to the alleged infringer. Anyone who believes in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has wrongfully been filed against them, may submit a Counternotice to the website owner and/or the ISP.

NOTIFICATION OF CLAIMED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

Please send DMCA notifications of claimed copyright infringement to:

Synapse Software 4164 Austin Bluffs Pkwy Ste 249 Colorado Springs, CO 80918 United States of America

NOTE: Synapse Software is both the site owner and the Internet Service Provider

To file a notice of infringement with either the website owner or the ISP, you must provide a written communication that sets forth the items specified below. You will be liable for damages (including damages, costs, and attorneys’ fees) if you materially misrepresent that the website or a web page is infringing your copyright. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material of yours is protected by copyright laws, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.

To expedite our ability to process your request, please use the following format (including section numbers):

  1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon.
  2. Identify the material that you claim is infringing the copyrighted work listed in item #1 above. (You must include the URL(s) (the location(s) of the page(s) that contains the allegedly infringing material and also include a description of the specific content which you claim is infringing on your copyright.)
  3. Provide information reasonably sufficient to permit the website owner to contact you (e-mail address and a phone number are required at a minimum).
  4. Include the following statement: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. I also affirm that as the copyright owner, I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by me, my agent, or the law.”
  5. The signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner. You may send your notice via email provided such notice includes a proper electronic signature. The signature or electronic signature must be that of the copyright owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive copyright that has allegedly been infringed.

For details on the information required for valid notification, see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3).

COUNTERNOTIFICATION TO CLAIMED COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

If a notice of copyright infringement has been filed with the website owner and/or the ISP a