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Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AND THE OASIS' PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEB SITE OR RECEIVING ANY OF THE OASIS' SERVICES.

Welcome

Welcome to The Oasis's terms and conditions of use. These terms and conditions of use apply to and govern your use of The Oasis's Web site(s) (the "Site") as a passive visitor, as well as the services that The Oasis provides to participants who sign up with The Oasis as members ("Members") (such services to be referred to herein as "Services"). For purposes of these terms and conditions of use, the words "you" and "your" shall refer to any visitor to the Site, as well as any Member, as defined above. Your use of the Site or the Services signifies your agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions of use, you may not access or otherwise use the Site or receive the Services. The Oasis's current privacy policy which addresses The Oasis's use and release of information collected from your use of the Site and receipt of the Services is available at http://www.the-oasis.net/disclaimer.html

License to Use the Site

The Oasis grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use and display the Site and the materials thereon for your personal use only, provided that you comply fully with these terms and conditions of use. You shall not interfere or attempt to interfere with the operation of the Site in any way through any means or device including, but not limited to, spamming, hacking, uploading computer viruses or time bombs, or the means expressly prohibited by any provision of these terms and conditions of use. Except as expressly provided herein or otherwise allowed by The Oasis, you may not use the Site or the Services for any commercial purpose.

Changes to Terms and Conditions of Use

The Oasis reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove any portion of these terms and conditions of use, in whole or in part, or to incorporate service fees for Members, at any time. Changes in these terms and conditions of use will be effective when posted. You agree to review these terms and conditions of use periodically to be aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Site after any changes to these terms and conditions of use are posted will be considered acceptance of those changes.

Ownership; Restrictions

The Oasis owns, controls, licenses or has the right to use and provide the Site and all material on the Site, including without limitation text, images, articles, photographs, illustrations, audio and video clips, (collectively the "Content"). The Site is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. The Oasis, and/or its third party providers, are the owners of the copyright in the entire Site. The Oasis owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement and enhancement of the Site. You agree to abide by any and all copyright notices, information or restrictions displayed on the Site.

You may not modify, create derivative works from, participate in the transfer or sale of, post on the World Wide Web, mirror, or in any way exploit the Site or any portion thereof for any public or commercial use, other than as expressly provided by these terms and conditions of use, without the express written permission of The Oasis. You may download one (1) copy of Content from the Site for your personal use, provided that you maintain all copyright, attribution and other notices contained in or on such Content, including without limitation trademarks and service marks of The Oasis and its affiliates or the copyright holder identified in the individual Content's copyright notice. No other permission is granted to you to print, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, upload, download, store, display in public, alter, or modify the content contained on this Site. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted material. You are responsible for complying with all applicable laws, rules and regulations regarding your use of any such downloaded Content. In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution or publication of material from the Site, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark, legend or copyright notice shall be made. You may obtain more information on the copyrights, trademarks, and service marks of The Oasis and its affiliates and Content owners by viewing the copyright and trademark notices posted on the Site.

This Site also contains trademarks of The Oasis protected under United States and International Trademarks laws. Use of such marks without The Oasis's written permission is strictly prohibited.

Change to Site or Content

The Oasis shall have the right for any reason, in its sole discretion, to terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site or Services, including but not limited to Content, features, or hours of availability. The Oasis may also impose limits on certain features and Services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Site without notice or liability.

Services

Upon a Member's registration on the Site, The Oasis will create an online account for the Member containing information provided by the Member (the "Member Account"), which account shall be accessible and modifiable by the Member thereafter at the Site using a password and user name, in accordance with the Privacy Policy. For more information about how The Oasis collects, maintains and uses Member information, please consult the Privacy Policy.

Acceptable Use Policy

As a condition of your use of this Site and the Services, you warrant to The Oasis that you:

  • Will only use this Site and Services for lawful purposes in accordance with these terms and conditions of use;
  • Agree and consent to our Privacy Policy;
  • Agree not to infringe the proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, rights of publicity or privacy rights of The Oasis or third parties in connection with your use of the Site;
  • Agree to provide us with accurate information, and to update such information in the event that it becomes outdated or inaccurate, as necessary for provision of the Services to Members through our Site, and to take responsibility for the information you provide;
  • Will be responsible for creating and maintaining the confidentiality of your user name and password, and for all activity occurring under your password and Member Account;
  • Will not intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, including but not limited to any regulations having the force of law, while using or accessing the Site or the Services;
  • Will not harvest, gather or otherwise collect contact information of other users of the Site or Services, for any purpose including, without limitation, transmitting any unsolicited advertising, junk mail, spam, or chain letters;
  • Will refrain from using unlawful, tortuous, profane, vulgar, harassing, abusive, threatening, inflammatory, libelous, defamatory, fraudulent or similarly harmful or discourteous language in any e-mail or form entry created through this Site;
  • Will not scroll faster than others in chat rooms in a way that affects others' right of enjoyment of the Site; and
  • Will not access or attempt to access unauthorized areas of the Site, tamper with other users' postings, or unreasonably load or burden the Site's servers.

Members who violate these terms and conditions of use, at The Oasis's sole discretion, may have their Member Account suspended or terminated, and may be prohibited from receiving Services thereafter.

Monitoring, Editing and Disclosure of User Material

You agree that The Oasis has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor all material on the Site at any time for any reason in its sole discretion to determine compliance with these terms and conditions of use and any other operating rules that The Oasis may establish from time to time. Notwithstanding this right of The Oasis, The Oasis does not and cannot review all materials posted to the Site by users, and The Oasis is not responsible for any such materials posted by users. The Oasis reserves the right at all times to edit, disclose, refuse to post, request removal of or remove any material or information as may be necessary to comply with any law, regulation or government or agency request or if, in The Oasis's sole discretion, such materials are objectionable or in violation of these terms and conditions of use. The Oasis does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed or distributed through the Site. You acknowledge that any reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, memorandum, or information shall be at your sole risk. The Oasis reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the Site.

Indemnification

You shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Oasis, and all its officers, directors, owners, agents, employees, content providers, partners, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, and claims and all fees, costs, expenses, of any kind related thereto (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees) incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of, based upon or resulting from your use of the Site or receipt or use of the Services. The Oasis reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of The Oasis.

Links to Other Web Site

The Site may contain links and pointers to other World Wide Web Internet sites, resources, and sponsors of the Site. Links to and from our Site do not constitute an endorsement by The Oasis or any of its subsidiaries, partners and affiliates of any third party resources or their services or contents. Links do not imply that The Oasis or the Site sponsors are affiliated or associated with or are legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked sites are authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of The Oasis or any of its affiliates. The Oasis is not responsible for content on or services provided by other Web sites that are linked to or from The Oasis site, including without limitation The Oasis's partners' Web sites and services. You should direct any concerns regarding any external link to its site administrator or Webmaster.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Damages; Limitation of Liability

THE SITE, INCLUDING ALL SERVICES, CONTENT, SOFTWARE, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, IS PROVIDED TO SITE VISITORS, MEMBERS, AND ANY OTHER THIRD PARTY ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. NEITHER THE OASIS NOR ITS CONTENT PROVIDERS OR PARTNERS WARRANT THAT THE SERVICES, FUNCTIONS, FEATURES OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; NOR DO THEY MAKE ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION AS TO THE ACCURACY, MEANINGFULNESS, OR RELIABILITY OF THE SITE, CONTENT, MATERIALS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR FUNCTIONS MADE ACCESSIBLE BY THE SITE, ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OF OR HYPERTEXT LINKS TO, THIRD PARTIES OR FOR ANY BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY LINKED SITE. THE OASIS AND ITS PARTNERS, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT AND ANY ERRORS CONTAINED THEREIN UNDER ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE OASIS'S NEGLIGENCE. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, SERVICES OR ANY MATERIALS ON THE SITE, YOUR SOLE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE OASIS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, PARTNERS, AFFILIATES OR CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE AND THE CONTENT, MATERIALS, SERVICES AND FUNCTIONS IN THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF REVENUE OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS, EVEN IF SUCH ENTITIES OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE THEREOF HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF THE OASIS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, PARTNERS AND AFFILIATES TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES EXCEED, IN THE AGGREGATE, $100.00.

The Oasis's Rights to Materials Provided by Users

Any or all material and information provided by you to the Site, including without limitation the information contained in your Member Account, if any, may be included in a database owned by The Oasis and its subsidiaries, partners and affiliates in which we have rights and interest, including but not limited to, the compilation copyright. We reserve the right to use any information or materials you provide to us or that we obtain through your use of the Site or Services to the fullest extent permitted by law.

By posting messages, uploading files, inputting data or engaging in any other form of communication (individually or collectively "Communications") to or within the Site, you grant to The Oasis a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use (including use for promotional and advertising purposes), copy, license, sublicense, adapt, distribute, display, publicly perform, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit and otherwise exploit such Communications and any ideas or original materials contained in such Communications, in all media now known or hereafter developed, without any compensation to you. This grant shall include the right to exploit any and all proprietary rights in such Communications including, without limitation, any and all rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction. You waive all rights to any claim against The Oasis for any alleged or actual infringements of any proprietary rights, rights of privacy and publicity, moral rights, and rights of attribution in connection with such Communications. You agree and understand that The Oasis is under no obligation to use any material or ideas submitted by you in any Communications in any way whatsoever.

No Responsibility for Transmitted Material

You acknowledge that transmissions to and from this Site are not confidential and your Communications may be read or intercepted by others. You acknowledge that by submitting Communications to The Oasis or the Site, no confidential, fiduciary, contractually implied or other relationship is created between you and The Oasis or any The Oasis affiliate or subsidiary other than pursuant to these terms and conditions of use. The Oasis shall not be responsible for the payment of any monies to any party in connection with The Oasis's use of Communications submitted by you to the Site.

No Resale / Exploitation

You understand and agree that you may not reproduce, copy, resell, manipulate, or exploit any part of the Site or Services for any commercial purpose.

Non-United States Residents

The Oasis makes no representation that materials in the Site and their copyrights, trademarks, patents, and licensing arrangements, are appropriate or available for use in locations other than the United States. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations outside of the U.S. do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Termination

You understand and agree that The Oasis may, in its sole discretion and at any time, terminate your Member Account, if any, and discard and remove any content or information contained therein, for any reason. The Oasis may also, in its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue any Services, or limit or restrict any user's access to the Site or the Services, for any reason. You understand and agree that The Oasis may take any one or more of these actions without prior notice to you, but shall use commercially reasonable efforts to notify you of such termination. You understand and agree that The Oasis shall not have any liability to you or any other person for any termination of your Member Account or access to Services and/or the removal of such information. Member may terminate its Member Account at any time by sending a request of termination by e-mail to The Oasis at the following address: midnight@the-oasis.net.

General Provisions

These terms and conditions of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. The sole and exclusive jurisdiction for any action or proceeding arising out of or related to these terms and conditions of use shall be an appropriate State or Federal court located in New York County in the State of New York and you hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these terms and conditions of use, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of these terms and conditions of use, and the remainder of these terms and conditions of use shall continue in full force and effect. These terms and conditions of use constitute the entire agreement between you and The Oasis with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. No waiver by either you or The Oasis of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.

THE OASIS PRIVACY POLICY

The Oasis has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to our visitors' and participants' privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site: www.the-oasis.net. This Privacy Policy is a portion of, and is incorporated into, the Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use.

Non-Personal Information

During your visit to the Site, we may request non-personally identifiable demographic and profile data, though your provision of this information is optional. We may use this data to improve our Site and enhance your experience. For example, we may use this data to tailor your experience at our Site, show you content that we think you might be interested in, and display content according to your preferences. We may also share this information with others, such as advertisers interested in advertising on The Oasis Site, in aggregate, anonymous form, which means that the information will not contain any personally identifiable information about you or any other person.

We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Site. Your IP address is used to help identify you for the duration of a session and to gather broad demographic information.

As you browse the Internet, a trail of electronic information is left at each Web site you visit. This information, which is sometimes called "clickstream" data, can be collected and stored by a Web site's server. Clickstream data can tell us the type of computer and browsing software you use, the address of the Web site from which you linked to The Oasis Site, and in some instances, your e-mail address. We may use clickstream data to determine how much time visitors spend on each page of our Site and how they navigate throughout the Site. We will only use this information to improve The Oasis Site.

Personal Information

When registering at our Site as a Member, you may be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information about yourself, such as your name, company name, job title, e-mail address and certain information about your business and preferences. You may also be given the option of providing additional personal information such as your URL, phone and fax number and mailing address.

We use personal information provided by Members to notify Members about opportunities, deliver The Oasis newsletters and otherwise communicate with Members about The Oasis and its products and services. The Oasis will not share any personal information of Members with any unaffiliated third parties, without your consent.

As part of your use of the Services, you are responsible for maintaining and updating, as applicable, your Member Account information with current, accurate and complete information. You may do this, using your password and user name, by visiting the customer service portion of The Oasis Site at http://www.the-oasis.net to make such changes.

Cookies

"Cookies" are pieces of information that are placed on an individual's computer hard drive to enable the individual to more easily communicate and interact with The Oasis Site. The Oasis may use cookies to customize your Site experience, to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly, to deliver content specific to your interests, to save your password (in some cases) so you don't have to re-enter it each time you visit our Site, and for other purposes. However, you may disallow cookies through your Web browser and still visit our Site. The Oasis will never use cookies to retrieve information from a computer that is unrelated to The Oasis Site or Services or your interaction with The Oasis Site.

Consent to Processing

By providing any personal information to this Site, you fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States and/or any other country.

Other Sites

Our Site may contain links to other sites. Other sites may also reference or link to our Site. The Oasis is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites.

Supplemental Information

We may supplement the information that you provide to us with information that is received from third parties.

Security

We take seriously the security for all personal and non-personal information associated with our visitors and participants. However, due to the open communication nature of the Internet, we can not guarantee that communications between you and The Oasis, and The Oasis and you, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties.

Choice/Opt-Out

If we ever send you information by e-mail concerning new The Oasis products or services, we will provide you with an e-mail address by which you may request no future notices.

Your Acceptance of this Policy

By visiting this Site or receiving Services, you signify your assent to our then-current Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site or Services. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions from this policy at any time. Your continued use of our Site following the posting of changes to these terms means you accept these changes.

THE OASIS COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Copyright 1995-2001 by Phil Barnett. All rights reserved Worldwide.

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please forward the following information to The Oasis's Copyright Agent, designated as such pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(2), named below:

Your address, telephone number, and email address;

A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;

A description of where the alleged infringing material is located;

A 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;

An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest; and

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.

Copyright Agent

Phil Barnett
Box 944
Plymouth Florida, 32768

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