- RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
- INFORMATION ON THE APP
ALL PHOTOS ON, WITHIN, DISPLAYED ON THE APP ARE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.
ALL ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW. PUBLISHED MUGSHOTS AND/OR ARREST RECORDS ARE PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED PUBLIC RECORDS OF: AN ARREST, AN INDICTMENT, A REGISTRATION, THE DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY OR A DETENTION. THE MUGSHOTS AND/OR ARREST RECORDS PUBLISHED ON THIS APP ARE IN NO WAY AN INDICATION OF GUILT AND THEY ARE NOT EVIDENCE THAT AN ACTUAL CRIME HAS BEEN COMMITTED. FOR LATEST CASE STATUS, CONTACT THE OFFICIAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHICH ORIGINALLY RELEASED THE INFORMATION.
Most of the information posted to the App by BIU is collected from public sources (this information so posted by BIU shall be collectively referred to as the ‘App Information’). BIU has not, and will not, review, monitor or edit the App Information for accuracy, timeliness, integrity or completeness. THE APP INFORMATION IS PROVIDED SOLELY ON AN ‘AS-IS’ BASIS. If you have any questions, comments or concerns related to the App Information, please send us an email at info@BustedInTheUSA.com. BIU is not affiliated with any local, state or Federal government unit or agency.
Busted in the USA is not a resource for determining any person’s actual criminal record.
- YOUR SUBMISSIONS
One of the goals of this App is to create an environment that encourages users to share information and opinions with other users. The App may include one or more of the following interactive services: bulletin boards, chat areas, news groups, forums,
communities and/or other message or communication facilities. All information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs,graphics, video, messages, or any other materials whatsoever, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted to BIU or the App,shall be collectively referred to as the ‘Content.’ The submitting user retains ownership of Content. Notwithstanding the user’s ownership of the Content, the submitting user grants the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable license to BIU to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display such Content (in whole or part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. BIU has not, and will not, review, monitor or edit the Content for accuracy, timeliness, integrity or completeness. BIU shall have the right (but not the obligation) in its sole discretion to refuse or delete any Content that it considers to violate the Terms or be otherwise illegal. BIU, in its sole and absolute discretion, may preserve Content and may also disclose Content if required to do so by law, judicial or governmental mandate or, to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of App users and the public.
- PRINCIPLES OF PARTICIPATION.
In order to maximize the user experience on the App, and avoid, eliminate or minimize some of the disruptive, disrespectful and nonproductive activity you often encounter at other websites and blogs, we ask you to follow these rules: (a) you shall not upload to, distribute through or otherwise publish through the App any Content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal or otherwise objectionable that would constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or that would otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law; (b) you shall not use the App in any manner that could be offensive to the BIU online community, including but not limited to posting Content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual, or that could be harmful to minors or that harasses or advocates harassment of another person; (c) you will use this App only in a manner consistent with all laws and regulations and in accordance with the Terms; (d) you will not impersonate any person or entity, misrepresent any affiliation with another person, entity, or association, use false IP addresses or headers, or otherwise conceal your identity from BIU for any purpose; (e) you will only submit Content for which you have the copyright or other specific permission to distribute electronically; (f) you will not violate, plagiarize, or infringe on the rights of third parties including copyright, trademark, trade secret, privacy, publicity or proprietary rights; and (g) you shall not, without our express written approval, distribute or otherwise publish any Content containing any solicitation of funds, advertising, or solicitation for goods or services.
- THE BIU APP
The App, including but not limited to all text, graphics, logos, icons, images, data, graphs, audio, videos, computer programs and other material and information contained on, or utilized in the provision of, the App is the property of BIU or its content suppliers and is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents or other proprietary rights. BIU hereby grants you a limited, nonexclusive, non-transferable personal license to use the App for personal or informational purposes only. You may print and/or download and store portions of App for non-commercial or personal use only, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the App. Except as expressly authorized by BIU in writing, you may not use, copy, distribute, modify or create derivative works from, disclose, display, transmit, or post or any portion of the App for any purpose. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to BIU and/or its licensors. To use certain features of the App or participate in certain activities sponsored by BIU, we might ask you to register as a user or participant. If so requested, each App user must: (1) personally provide true, accurate, current and complete information on the App’s registration form (collectively, the ‘Registration Data’) and (2) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data as necessary to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If, after investigation, BIU has reasonable grounds to suspect that any user’s information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, BIU may suspend or terminate any and all current or future use of the App by that user. A user may receive passwords and account designations upon completing certain APp registration processes and is wholly responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of such passwords or designations.
The App is not intended for use by children. If you are under 13, you may not submit or post any information or material on the App or otherwise provide such information to BIU, including but not limited to personally identifiable information.
BIU may terminate a user’s ability to use the App in BIU’s absolute discretion and for any reason. BIU is likely to terminate your use of the App for reasons that include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) violation of these Terms; (2) abuse of App resources or attempt to gain unauthorized entry to the App; or (3) as required by law, regulation, court or governing agency order. BIU’s termination of any user’s access to the App may be effected without notice and, on such termination, BIU may immediately bar any further access to the App. BIU shall not be liable to any user or other third party for any termination of that user’s access to the App. In the event of termination, BIU reserves the right to delete, or not delete a user’s Content at BIU’s sole discretion.
The App may provide links to other websites. BIU exercises no control whatsoever over such other websites and is not responsible or liable for the availability, content, advertising, products or other materials on such websites. Your access and use of such linked websites, including information, material, products and services therein, is solely at your own risk.
- RESPONSIBILITY FOR USE; DISCLAIMER; LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
Each user shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless BIU from any and all claims, demands, damages, costs, and liabilities including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of that user’s acts or omissions, including claims arising out of that user’s use of the App; his or her submission, posting or transmission of Content or his or her violation of the Terms. BIU does not control the Content posted to the BIU Apps and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. As noted in Section 2 above, the App Information is, for the most part, collected from public sources (the Content and the App Information shall be collectively referred to as the ‘Information’). Under no circumstances will BIU be liable in any way for any Information, including, but not limited to, liability for any errors or omissions in any Information or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Information posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted or displayed via the App. Each user, by using the App, may be exposed to Information that is offensive, indecent or objectionable. Each user must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any Information, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, integrity or usefulness of such Information.
EACH USER’S USE OF THE APP IS AT HIS OR HER SOLE RISK. THE APP IS PROVIDED ON AN ‘AS IS’ AND ‘AS AVAILABLE’ BASIS AND BIU ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MIS-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY CONTENT OR COMMUNICATIONS. BIU EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. BIU SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY USER’S USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE APP. IN NO EVENT SHALL BIU’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO ANY USER OR OTHER PARTY UNDER THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR OTHERWISE EXCEED $10.00. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
- TRADEMARK INFORMATION
‘BustedInTheUSA’, ‘Busted In The USA’ are trademarks of BIU. All other marks, names, and logos mentioned on the BIU App are the property of their respective owners. Your use of the BIU trademarks and other marks, names and logos set forth on the App without prior written consent is strictly prohibited.
BIU respects the intellectual property rights of others, and requires that the people who use the App do the same. It is our policy to respond promptly to claims of intellectual property misuse. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this App in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent with the following information in writing: (1) the electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner’s behalf; (2) identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (3) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably sufficient to permit BIU to locate the material, including a full screen shot. (4) your name, address, telephone number, and email address. (5) 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; (6) a statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf. Our designated agent to receive notification of claimed infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act OF 1998 is: [NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS OF CONTACT]
- GENERAL INFORMATION
The Terms constitute the entire agreement between each user and BIU and govern each user’s use of App, superseding any prior agreements. The Terms and the relationship between each user and BIU shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota without regard to its conflict of law provisions and each party shall submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Hennepin, Minnesota. This App is controlled and operated by BIU from its offices within the State of Minnesota, United States of America. BIU makes no representation that materials in the App are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this App from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. Nothing herein shall be deemed to create an agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship of any kind between BIU and any user.