Terms of Use

Welcome to Stogie Friends, your online community that brings together cigar enthusiasts. The following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) concern your membership and use of StogieFriends.com (the “Website”), and all related emails, messages and services. By clicking “Continue” during the registration process you conclude a legally binding agreement with the owner and operator of StogieFriends.com. You must read and agree to these Terms of Use before registration and use of the Website. Your continued use of the Website will mean that you accept and agree to any future changes.

Main Points:
1. You must be at least 18 years old to use this Website.
2. You must read these Terms of Use and refer back to this page for future amendments.
3. The Website must be used in compliance with the laws that govern your country or local area.
4. You are personally responsible for the safety and approval of all materials and information that you place on the Website.
5. You must never post offensive or prohibited content on the Website.
6. You must not mislead, harass or discriminate against other users.
7. This Website should never be used for unsolicited sales or promotion of a product (Spam).
8. You must agree to abide by our Privacy Policy.

You must be at least 18 years old to register on Stogie Friends. Membership in the Service is void where prohibited. By using the Website, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into the Terms of Use and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this policy.

The Terms of Use remain in full force and effect while you use the Website and/or are a Member of the online community. You may terminate your membership at any time, for any reason, upon receipt of your written notice of termination by Stogie Friends Customer support staff.
Stogie Friends may terminate your membership for any specified reason, effective upon sending a notice to your email address provided for the registration, or to any other email address provided by you to Stogie Friends staff. If your membership at Stogie Friends was terminated by reason of violation of Stogie Friends Terms of Use, or at your request, you will not be entitled to receive any refund on unused credits or paid fees for using Stogie Friends additional services. Despite the fact of your membership being terminated, these Terms of Use will remain in full effect.

Stogie Friends is a vibrant online community used to meet new people. You are personally responsible for the safety, privacy, and approval of all materials and information that you place on the Website. To ensure this Website remains a safe and friendly environment you must not post any messages, photos or profiles (collectively “User Content”) that contains any offensive or prohibited data. Following is a partial list of the kind of Content and behavior that is illegal or prohibited on the Website:
- Content that is patently offensive to the online community, such as that which promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual
- Content that harasses or advocates harassment of another person
- Transmission of junk mail, chain letters, or unsolicited mass mailing or “spamming”
- Posting of information that you know to be false, misleading or that promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous.
- Promotion of an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files.
- Display of pornographic or sexually explicit material.
Material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under 18
- Solicitation of passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users

Stogie Friends reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action in its sole discretion against anyone who violates this provision including, without limitation, removing the offending communication from the Website and terminating the membership of such violators.

All User Content posted must be your own and must not infringe upon other people’s intellectual property rights.

By posting User Content to all public areas of Stogie Friends you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to Stogie Friends. This license may be used to copy, perform, display, and distribute such information and content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such information and content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing.

Stogie Friends reserves the right to deactivate and delete any member profile at any time. This may occur for a number of reasons including a request from the member, inactivity of a member, or discovery of fraudulent activity. No back credits or payment will be issued if your communication with a member is cut short as a result of deactivation or deletion of their profile.

Content on the Website may not be used to contact, advertise to, solicit, or sell to any Member without their prior explicit consent. As with other online community sites, you may not transmit any chain letters or junk email to other Members.

Although Stogie Friends cannot monitor the conduct of its Members, it is a violation of these rules to use any information obtained from the Website in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person.

Copyright Policy
Aside from the User Content that you place on the Website, all text, graphics, user interfaces, trademarks, logos, sounds and artwork on the Website are owned, controlled or licensed by Stogie Friends. They are protected by copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights laws.

You may not post, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. Without limiting the foregoing, if you believe that your work has been copied and posted on the Service in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please supply Stogie Friends with the following information:
- 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 the Website
- Your address, telephone number, and email address
- A written statement by you that you have a good reason to believe 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

We allow you to download and temporarily store pages from the Website for the purpose of online communitying and viewing the site on your own computer.

Non Commercial Use by Member
The Website is for the personal use of individual Members only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not become Members and are not entitled to use the Service or the Website for any purpose. Illegal and/or unauthorized use of the Website, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website, will be investigated. Appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.

Proprietary Rights in Content on Stogie Friends
Stogie Friends owns and retains all proprietary rights in the Website and the Service. The Website contains the copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information of Stogie Friends and its licensors. Except for that information which is in the public domain or for which you have been given written permission, you may not copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, or sell any such proprietary information.

Member Disputes
Stogie Friends reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members, including observation of your online community chat. If there is any dispute about or involving the Website and/or the Service, by using the Website, you agree that the dispute will be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree that all such disputes shall, prior to the institution of litigation, be submitted to mediation in Riverside, California. You agree that in the event you initiate litigation, such litigation may only be initiated in the state or federal courts of Riverside, California, whose courts shall have exclusive personal and subject matter jurisdiction and venue over the entirety of the dispute.

Limitation of Liability
Except for jurisdictions where such provisions are restricted, in no event will Stogie Friends be liable to you or any third person for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, special or punitive damages, including lost profits arising from your use of the Website, even if Stogie Friends has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the liability of Stogie Friends to you for any cause whatsoever, and regardless of the form of the action, will at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to Stogie Friends for the Service during the term of membership.

U.S. Export Controls
Software from this Website (the “Software”) is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the Website or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other Country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.

Third Party Suppliers
In order to deliver certain content relevant to online communitying websites and provide certain features, Stogie Friends purchases a number of services from third parties (collectively “Suppliers”). These Suppliers are independent contractors and are not agents or employees of Stogie Friends. Stogie Friends is not responsible for the willful or negligent acts and/or omissions of any Supplier or any of its respective employees, agents, servants or representatives. This includes, without limitation, failure by these Suppliers to deliver services, or their partial or inadequate delivery of services.

You agree to indemnify and hold Stogie Friends, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, and other partners and employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Website in violation of the Terms of Use and/or arising from a breach of the Terms of Use and/or any breach of your representations and warranties set out in this document.

Stogie Friends has no responsibility for, or control over, the accuracy and validity of materials posted by users on this Website. The Website and its content are therefore provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the content will be accurate.

Stogie Friends assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, user or Member communications.

Stogie Friends is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website or combination thereof. This includes injury or damage to users and/or Members or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with the Service.

Stogie Friends is not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of the Website or Member of the online community. Under no circumstances will Stogie Friends be responsible for any loss or damage, including personal injury or death, resulting from anyone’s use of the Website or the online community, any Content posted on the Website or transmitted to Members, or any interactions between users of the Website, whether online or offline. This is the case even if the loss or damage was foreseeable.

Stogie Friends reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use at any time. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes.

Please Contact us with any questions regarding the Terms of Use.