By using *ABSTAR* to monitor drink
and by reading the below text and pressing
the button to join this service as a Member
you are agreeing to the following:
The following definitions apply to the terms as they appear in
this User Agreement & Terms of Service
MMNI means Moderation Management Network, Inc.
Software means the *ABSTAR* computer program and electronic
service which MMNI offers as a feature on a web site under their
control, with a domain name registered to MMNI. All copies of
any part of the *ABSTAR* computer program and service are also
included in this term.
Member means any user who has signed up for an *ABSTAR* account,
either Public or Private.
COPYRIGHT / PROPRIETARY PROTECTION
The Software is owned by MMNI or its suppliers and is protected
by United States and international copyright laws and international
trade provisions. You must treat the Software like any other copyrighted
material. This license and your right to use the Software terminate
automatically if you violate any part of this agreement.
MMNI grants you a nonexclusive license to:
Use *ABSTAR* service as a non-commercial activity for personal
use only. This access shall not include the duplication of the
Software itself, but rather the use of the Software over the
You may not:
Modify, translate, or merge the Software with another program,
except for use as an element of the *ABSTAR* service as approved
by *ABSTAR* administration in writing on MMNI letterhead and
signed by an authorized MMNI representative.
Reverse-engineer, disassemble, decompile, or make any attempt
to discover the source code or programmer access passwords of
Sublicense, rent, or lease any portion of this Software. You may,
after written notification to MMNI, transfer the entire Software
on a permanent basis to another person or entity provided you
retain no copies of the Software and the recipient agrees to the
terms of this agreement. If you have received an update to the
Software, any transfer must include the update and all prior
versions of the Software.
MMNI warrants the web site on which the Software is distributed
to be constructed so pages may be able to be displayed on a standard
Internet browser. No further warranty, implied or written, can
be made for the services provided by the Software, or for the
functionality and appropriate nature of the service which the
Software will perform. Any written or oral information or advice
given by MMNI representatives or *ABSTAR* administration will
in no way increase the scope of this warranty.
If the Software fails to comply with the warranty set forth
above, the entire liability of MMNI and your exclusive remedy will
be removal of the Member account from current *ABSTAR* service
pages. Or, at the option of MMNI, MMNI may make make a reasonable effort
to have the Software meet the warranty as set forth above. These
remedies are not available outside the United States and Canada.
MMNI DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF SERVICEABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SOFTWARE.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY
HAVE OTHERS, WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
NO LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
In no event shall MMNI, *ABSTAR* administration, or their representatives
be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation,
emotional distress, damages for lack of income, loss of profits,
business interruption, loss of information, or other pecuniary
loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use this Software,
even if MMNI has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above
limitation may not apply to you. The forgoing limitations of
warranty and liability inure to the benefit of MMNI *ABSTAR*
Members that have an interest in this package.
This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and
MMNI and supersedes any prior agreement concerning the Software.
It shall not be modified except by written agreement dated subsequent
to the date of this agreement signed by an authorized MMNI representative.
MMNI is not bound by any provision of any receipt, acceptance,
confirmation, correspondence, or otherwise, unless MMNI specifically
agrees to the provision in writing. This agreement is governed
by the laws of the State of New York.
*ABSTAR* will not be used for commercial use, or for any for-profit
activity. The images presented here and the content that is shown
here are fully owned by Moderation Management Network, Inc.
(MMNI), and will not be used by and for any other purpose beyond
those presented here without the express written consent of MMNI
or their authorized representatives.
*ABSTAR* administrates Member's access to the service using a
technique known as "cookies". NO personal information
is stored with these cookies, only a coded ID number and the
date that the password was last changed. Stored logins will last
"forever" on the computer where they are created, or
until the cookie is deleted from that system. Stored logins will
become invalid after a change of password, based on the stored
date of the password change in each cookie. Logins to *ABSTAR*
do not require a permanent cookie; a single-session cookie is
created with logins where the "Remember Login" check
box is not checked. However, the system remains reliant on cookies
for managing user authentication.
Passwords that are entered into the system are encrypted automatically,
with a technology (UNIX "crypt" command) that makes
it impractical for us to decrypt them. We do not intend to know
the password that any user has placed on the system, and in reality
lack any mechanism that would show us these passwords once they
are recorded in their encrypted form. Passwords for any user
account, however, may be changed administratively at any time
and without notice as required by *ABSTAR* administrators or
MMNI representatives or authorized representatives performing
User accounts are granted as a courtesy by MMNI to users of the
*ABSTAR* service. This courtesy may be revoked at any time, for
any reason, by MMNI, *ABSTAR* administrators, or authorized representatives.
*ABSTAR*, and MMNI, makes no claims to privacy beyond good faith
expectation explained here. We cannot be held liable for any
release of personal information, including data that is entered
here, should such a release occur. The design of the site is
to minimize personal information that can be exposed without
a user's consent. Private *ABSTAR* users will not appear on public
*ABSTAR* monthly pages unless those pages were first created
when the user was a Public user. All personal information is
held in an area of the web site that cannot normally be accessed
by browsers unless specific authorization has been granted by
*ABSTAR* information may be used for research for any purpose
or project that MMNI decides to use such data for, with the following
limitations agreed upon by MMNI. No personal information will
be released, only code numbers, gender, and associated monthly
and daily information. There will be no relation made between
individuals names and personal information in any data approved
for use in research by MMNI. *ABSTAR* is an important tool, both
for *ABSTAR* users and for MMNI to help understand the extent
of the problems our Members experience and how these problems
can be best resolved. By using *ABSTAR* as a tool to help themselves,
Members will also benefit both MMNI and those Members who come
*ABSTAR* expects all Members to meet civil norms of behavior
for a social setting. The use of MMNI Internet services, including
*ABSTAR*, to communicate offensive material is totally unacceptable,
and is inconsistent with our insistence on a mutually respectful
Internet environment. Any Member engaging in such activity should
assume that their *ABSTAR* account will be terminated. Storage,
use, or interaction with web services that feature pornography,
off-color jokes, hate speech and the like is strictly prohibited
under this User Agreement & Terms of Service. Failure of
other Members to report such activities when discovered is considered
sponsorship of this behavior, and carries equivalent sanctions.
All information stored on this service becomes the property of
MMNI. We encourage Members to use this service to track important
personal information, and will make every effort to treat this
information in a confidential and respectful manner. However,
all information managed by this web site automatically becomes
the property of MMNI.
In addition, all electronic communications using MMNI systems,
including contact pages, SMTP access, Electronic Mail, Internet
and Intranet messaging, and other similar transmissions become
the property of MMNI, except where local, state, and federal
laws apply. If the service is funded and administrated by MMNI,
MMNI owns the content of all transmissions on that service.
No use of encrypted messages, special passwords, and similar
"restrictive" technologies that deny proper supervision
or administration of Internet activity will be acceptable except
by the specific written permission of MMNI or *ABSTAR* administration.
The contents of individual user's *ABSTAR* accounts are subject
to review by MMNI or *ABSTAR* administration at any time.
US GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS
The Software is provided with RESTRICTED RIGHTS. Use, duplication,
or disclosure by the government is subject to restrictions as
set forth in subdivision (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical
Data and Computer Software clause at 48 CFR 252.227-7013, or
in subdivision (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software-
Restricted Rights clause at 48 CFR 52.27-19 as applicable. The
contractor/manufacturer is Moderation Management Network, Inc.,
22 W 27th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001 (212) 871-0974.