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Welcome to BESTCROSSWORDS.COM, which is provided by PYROMOD SOFTWARE INC (either "we" or "us"). These Terms of Service govern your use of the websites, content, software and services offered through BESTCROSSWORDS.COM.

YOUR AFFIRMATIVE ACT OF USING BESTCROSSWORDS.COM SIGNIFIES THAT YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF SERVICE, YOU CONSENT TO THE INFORMATION PRACTICES DISCLOSED IN THE BESTCROSSWORDS.COM PRIVACY POLICY, AND YOU CONSENT TO RECEIVE REQUIRED NOTICES AND TO TRANSACT WITH US ELECTRONICALLY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE BESTCROSSWORDS.COM.

CHANGES TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE

We may change these Terms of Service at any time. You can review the most current version of these terms by clicking on the "Terms of Service" hypertext link located at the bottom of our web pages. You are responsible for checking these terms periodically for changes. If you continue to use BESTCROSSWORDS.COM after we post changes to these Terms of Service, you are signifying your acceptance of the new terms.

PRIVACY POLICY

The BESTCROSSWORDS.COM Privacy Policy explains the practices that apply to your information when you use BESTCROSSWORDS.COM. Your ongoing use of BESTCROSSWORDS.COM signifies your consent to the information practices disclosed in our Privacy Policy. You can review the Privacy Policy by clicking on the "Privacy Policy" link located at the bottom of our web pages.

CHANGES TO BESTCROSSWORDS.COM

We may discontinue or change any service or feature on BESTCROSSWORDS.COM at any time and without notice.

REGISTERED USERS

Certain enhanced services, such as the competitive crosswords, the save crossword feature or the embeddable crossword puzzle, are available only to registered users of BESTCROSSWORDS.COM and require you to sign in with a login name to use them. You may not use a login name that is used by someone else, and your login name cannot be vulgar, or otherwise offensive, or be used in any way that violates the Terms of Service. You may not provide false information during the registration process. You must provide truthful and accurate information in creating your BESTCROSSWORDS.COM Account.

You are solely responsible for all activity on your Account and for the security of your computer system. You may not reveal your password to other users. BESTCROSSWORDS.COM will never ask you to reveal your password. You agree to indemnify and hold BESTCROSSWORDS.COM harmless for any improper or illegal use of your Account. This includes illegal or improper use by someone to whom you have given permission to use your Account. Your Account is at risk if you let someone use it inappropriately and your Account in any of our services is subject to termination if you or anyone using your Account violates our Terms of Service. If your Account is terminated, you may not join BESTCROSSWORDS.COM again without our express permission.

FEES AND PAYMENT

We offer premium services and content for a fee (Premium Account). Payment and other applicable terms, if any, will be disclosed to you at the time you sign up for any fee-based service and you will be subject to those additional terms.

Your subscription fees are payable in advance and are not refundable in whole or in part. PYROMOD SOFTWARE INC reserves the right to change our fees or billing methods at any time. If you pay a periodic (e.g. monthly) subscription for the Premium Account, PYROMOD SOFTWARE INC will provide you with notice of any changes to our fees or billing methods at least thirty (30) days in advance by posting such changes on BESTCROSSWORDS.COM. You are responsible for reviewing BESTCROSSWORDS.COM to obtain timely notice of such changes. Your continued use of the Premium Account of thirty (30) days after posting of the changes on BESTCROSSWORDS.COM means that you accept such changes. If any change is unacceptable to you, you may cancel your subscription at any time, but PYROMOD SOFTWARE INC will not refund any fees that may have accrued to your Account before cancellation of your subscription, and we will not prorate fees for any subscription.

You may pay for subscriptions by PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, you may set up a free account at www.paypal.com. PYROMOD SOFTWARE INC is not affiliated with PayPal.

ONLINE PURCHASES

We are not liable for errors in pricing at our online products. If a product was not priced properly as determined by PYROMOD SOFTWARE INC, PYROMOD SOFTWARE INC has the right to correct the price on any previously placed orders and re-price the product or refund any purchases on the product.

EMBEDDABLE CROSSWORD PUZZLE

We provide an ad driven, Embeddable Crossword Puzzle for web site owners. You must sign up for an account to access the HTML/JavaScript code of the Embeddable Crossword Puzzle. The code can be customized through JavaScript variables and cannot be modified in any way without our prior written consent.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

PYROMOD SOFTWARE INC does not target the BESTCROSSWORDS.COM website or its services to users under 13 of age. There may be certain access restrictions placed on any under 13 year old users. You agree that if you assist users under 13 years old to access the BESTCROSSWORDS.COM website or services, with your computer, internet enabled device, internet connection and/or facilities (whether owned, leased or borrowed) that you will assume full liability for any consequences and that UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE NEITHER PYROMOD SOFTWARE INC, ANY THIRD PARTY CONTENT PROVIDER NOR THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE BY USERS UNDER 13 YEARS OF AGE, EVEN IF SUCH PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

You may use BESTCROSSWORDS.COM for lawful purposes only. You may not submit or transmit through BESTCROSSWORDS.COM any material, or otherwise engage in any conduct that:

  1. violates or infringes the rights of others including, without limitation, patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, publicity or other proprietary rights,
  2. is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, or contains explicit or graphic descriptions, or accounts of, sexual acts,
  3. victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability,
  4. impersonates any person, business or entity, including PYROMOD SOFTWARE INC and its employees and agents,
  5. contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise permit the unauthorized use of a computer or computer network,
  6. encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, or that gives rise to civil liability,
  7. violates these Terms of Service, guidelines or any policy posted on BESTCROSSWORDS.COM, or
  8. interferes with the use of BESTCROSSWORDS.COM by others.

You may not use BESTCROSSWORDS.COM in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair our servers or networks, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of BESTCROSSWORDS.COM. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any services, user accounts, computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means. We may take any legal and technical remedies to prevent the violation of this provision and to enforce these Terms of Service.

PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

We, our suppliers, and our users who lawfully post text, messages, information, software, images, audio and video ("Content") on BESTCROSSWORDS.COM own the property rights to that Content. The Content is protected by international treaties, and by copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret laws and other proprietary rights. For example, we own a copyright in the selection, organization, arrangement, and enhancement of the Content, as well as in our original Content. The look and feel of our color combinations, button shapes, and other graphical elements on BESTCROSSWORDS.COM are our trademarks.

LICENSE TO USE BESTCROSSWORDS.COM

You may use BESTCROSSWORDS.COM and the Content offered on BESTCROSSWORDS.COM only for personal, non-commercial purposes. You may use Content offered for printing, such as crosswords, for personal use only and subject to the rules that accompany that particular Content. You may not use the Content in a manner that exceeds the rights granted for your use of the Content. You may not use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools on the Content, frame any portion of BESTCROSSWORDS.COM or Content, or reproduce, reprint, copy, store, publicly display, broadcast, transmit, modify, translate, port, publish, sublicense, assign, transfer, sell, loan, or otherwise distribute the Content without our prior written consent. You may not circumvent any mechanisms included in the Content for preventing the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of the Content.

NO DUTY TO MONITOR

You agree that we are not liable for Content that is provided by others. We have no duty to pre-screen Content, but we have the right to refuse to post or to edit submitted Content. We reserve the right to remove Content for any reason, but we are not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such material.

THIRD PARTY SITES; ADVERTISERS

BESTCROSSWORDS.COM may include links to third party websites, including links provided as automated search results. Some of these sites may contain materials that are objectionable, unlawful, or inaccurate. These links do not mean that we endorse these third party sites or services. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for any Content or other materials on these third party sites. Any dealings that you have with advertisers found on BESTCROSSWORDS.COM are between you and the advertiser and you acknowledge and agree that we are not liable for any loss or claim you may have against an advertiser.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

We provide BESTCROSSWORDS.COM "as is", "with all faults" and "as available." We and our suppliers make no express warranties or guarantees about BESTCROSSWORDS.COM. TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE AND OUR SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT BESTCROSSWORDS.COM AND ALL SOFTWARE, CONTENT AND SERVICES DISTRIBUTED THROUGH BESTCROSSWORDS.COM ARE MERCHANTABLE, OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, ACCURATE, TIMELY, FIT FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NEED, OR NON-INFRINGING. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT BESTCROSSWORDS.COM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, IS ERROR-FREE, RELIABLE, WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF BESTCROSSWORDS.COM, INCLUDING ANY SUPPORT SERVICES, WILL BE EFFECTIVE, RELIABLE, ACCURATE OR MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE BESTCROSSWORDS.COM (EITHER DIRECTLY OR THROUGH THIRD-PARTY NETWORKS) AT TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY AN PYROMOD SOFTWARE REPRESENTATIVE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY. You may have additional consumer rights under your local laws that this contract cannot change.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY DISPUTE WITH US IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF BESTCROSSWORDS.COM. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR LIABILITY, OR THE LIABILITY OF OUR PARENT AND OUR SUPPLIERS FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS RELATING TO THE USE OF BESTCROSSWORDS.COM EXCEED THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF SERVICE FEES THAT YOU PAID US DURING A ONE-YEAR PERIOD FOR THE SPECIFIC SERVICE AT ISSUE. WE, OUR PARENT, AND OUR SUPPLIERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF, INABILITY TO USE, OR RELIANCE UPON BESTCROSSWORDS.COM. THESE EXCLUSIONS APPLY TO ANY CLAIMS FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF WE KNEW OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, OUR LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR PARENT AND SUPPLIERS, SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

INDEMNIFICATION

Upon a request by us, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us and our parent and other affiliated companies, and our respective employees, contractors, officers, directors, and agents from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney's fees that arise from your use or misuse of BESTCROSSWORDS.COM. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.

INTERNATIONAL USE

We make no representation that Content on BESTCROSSWORDS.COM is appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing it from territories where the Content is illegal is prohibited. If you choose to access BESTCROSSWORDS.COM from a location outside the U.S., you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with local laws.

SEVERABILITY AND INTEGRATION

This contract and any supplemental terms, policies, rules and guidelines posted on BESTCROSSWORDS.COM constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all previous written or oral agreements. If any part of these Terms of Service is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

TERMINATION

Your right to use BESTCROSSWORDS.COM automatically terminates if you violate these Terms of Service or any rules or guidelines posted in connection with BESTCROSSWORDS.COM. We also reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate your access to all or part of BESTCROSSWORDS.COM, for any reason, with or without notice.

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