Terms of Use

These terms of use ("Terms of Use") set forth the basis on which you are permitted to access and use the AOL Answers.com service and any tools and Applications (defined below) made available by Yedda Inc an AOL company (collectively, the "AOL Answers Services"). Please read the Terms of Use carefully before using the AOL Answers Service.

BY ACCESSING AND USING THE AOL Answers SERVICES IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BROWSING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE ELECTRONICALLY TO AND ARE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE.

If you do not agree to all of the terms and conditions contained herein, do not use or access the AOL Answers Services in any manner. The AOL Answers Services are provided by AOL Answers, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, "AOL Answers").

1. The AOL Answers Services and Ownership Issues

The AOL Answers Services are intended to provide users with a platform for sharing and exchanging information, knowledge, reviews and opinions on various topics. THE AOL Answers SERVICES ARE NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE OR SERVE AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. All rights, including without limitation, all copyrights, trademarks, trade secret, trade dress, logos, design, and other intellectual property rights in and to the AOL Answers Services, are and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of AOL Answers or its registered and authorized third party content providers, and it is hereby asserted that AOL Answers or its such third party content providers, are the sole and exclusive owner of all intellectual property rights (including without limitation, in and to any and all patents (registered or pending), copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, logos, design, and any other such similar rights) associated/connected/related to the AOL Answers Services, including any moral rights therein.

2. AOL Answers May Modify the Terms of Use

AOL Answers may modify these Terms of Use at any time. You agree to review these Terms of Use periodically so that you will be apprised of any changes and to check for any notices provided by AOL Answers regarding updates to these Terms of Use. AOL Answers posts the latest version of these Terms of Use. If you continue to use the AOL Answers Services after posting or notification of changes to these Terms of Use, you signify your acceptance of the updated Terms of Use. If you disagree with any changes to the Terms of Use, you must discontinue your use of the AOL Answers Services before the changes take effect. Certain Content, Applications and AOL Answers Services may be subject to additional terms and conditions that will supplement these Terms of Use. You will have an opportunity to review the additional terms before you elect to use those services.

3. Registration

AOL Answers and its affiliates may provide certain interactive or communications online services that may require you to obtain log-in and password credentials ("User IDs"). Registration for User IDs may be subject to separate terms and conditions, which you understand and agree will govern your use of such User IDs when you access the AOL Answers Services and/or services or products offered by our affiliates, such as, instant messaging, mail or other products.

4. Privacy Policy

AOL Answers’s Privacy Policy located at the Privacy Policy page explains the information practices that apply to your information when you use the AOL Answers Services, as well as the choices you can make about the ways this information is used by AOL Answers and its affiliated providers. Your agreement to these Terms of Use signifies your consent to the AOL Answers Privacy Policy.

5. Inactive Status

In addition to AOL Answers’s termination rights under these Terms of Use, AOL Answers also reserve the right to deactivate your account has been inactive for more than 90 days. The only exception to this rule is if your account is assigned to a fee-based service for which you are a subscriber in good standing. This means you must use your account regularly, such as, by logging into the AOL Answers Services with your User ID in order to keep your registration active.

6. Content

The AOL Answers Services are primarily based on Content provided by its users. You may only post (or otherwise disseminate through the AOL Answers Services) Content that you created or that you have permission to post or disseminate. You may not post or otherwise disseminate Content that violates these Terms of Use. AOL Answers does not claim ownership of any Content that you may post. By posting Content on this website, you hereby specifically grant all users of the AOL Answers Services an "Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike 2.5 (by-nc-sa)" license to use your Content in accordance with the terms of such license ("("Content License"). You further acknowledge and agree that the Content License you grant to other users of the AOL Answers Services with respect to your own Content is the same license you are granted with respect to other users' Content. We strongly recommend that you review the terms of the Content License before you begin using the AOL Answers Services, which are found as follows: (a) in English, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/, as such terms may be updated from time to time; for Argentina, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/ar/; for Columbia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/co/; and for Mexico, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/mx/. In addition, you grant AOL Answers, its parent, affiliates, and distributors the right to use, copy, display, perform, distribute, adapt, store, transmit and promote this Content in any medium. You hereby grant to AOL Answers, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant to AOL Answers, an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully sublicensable, fully paid up, worldwide license to use, copy, publicly display, digitally perform, and distribute such Content for any purpose whatsoever, including any commercial purposes, as well as the right to prepare derivative works of and/or incorporate such Content into other works. Please note that any Content originated by AOL Answers or its vendors is not subject to the Content License stated above.

AOL Answers reserves the right at all times to disclose any Content received from you as it deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request or in accordance with these terms of use.

7. License

You may only use the AOL Answers Services for personal and non-commercial use. This right is non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited and revocable by AOL Answers. All other rights are reserved. You may not use the AOL Answers Services in a manner that exceeds the rights granted to you. You may use Content provided by users only in accordance with the Content License describe above. You may use all other Content provided by AOL Answers and its vendors for personal use only and subject to the rules that accompany that particular Content. You may not use the Applications or any Content in a manner that exceeds the rights granted for your use of such materials, which includes unauthorized copying or distribution of the AOL Answers Services or Content or creating an unauthorized derivative work. You may not circumvent any mechanisms for preventing the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of the AOL Answers Services.

8. Your Responsibilities.

You are responsible for all activities under your account. You may not submit, offer links from, share, post or transmit through the service 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. offers for sale any content or products;
  3. violates applicable laws or regulations;
  4. is threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, obscene, pornographic, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, or contains explicit or graphic descriptions, or accounts of, sexual acts;
  5. victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
  6. impersonates any person, business or entity, including our employees and agents;
  7. contains viruses, Trojan horses, works, time bombs 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;
  8. encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, or that gives rise to civil liability;
  9. offers, promotes or encourages betting or wagering prohibited by law;
  10. violates these Terms of Use, the anti-spam terms below, or any policy posted on the service;
  11. interferes with the use of AOL Answers Services by others;
  12. is completely commercial in nature, (i.e. ads); or
  13. merely links to third party sites.

AOL Answers may take any legal and technical remedies to prevent the violation of these Terms of Use.

9. Spam Email

You may not use AOL Answers Services to transmit, directly or indirectly, any spam or other form of unsolicited bulk communications. You may not harvest information about our users for the purpose of sending, or to facilitate the sending, of unsolicited bulk communications. AOL Answers would be irreparably harmed by the use, by you or others, of the AOL Answers Services or any part thereof in connection with the transmission of spam or unsolicited email in violation of the Terms of Use as provided herein, and AOL Answers is entitled to take any legal, equitable and technical remedies to prevent the violation of these Terms of Use.

10. No Duty to Monitor

AOL Answers has no duty to pre-screen Content. AOL Answers reserves the right to remove Content for any reason, but AOL Answers is not responsible for any failure or delay in removing such material.

11. Website Use Eligibility

The AOL Answers Service is intended for a general audience, and children under the age of eighteen are not permitted to register to AOL Answers. By using the AOL Answers Services, you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into these Terms of Use and to abide by all of the terms and conditions set forth herein.

12. Links

AOL Answers Services may contain links to third party websites. AOL Answers is not responsible in any manner for the content of such websites and, moreover, makes no recommendation or endorsement as to such websites or the products or services offered on those sites. Any dealings that you have with advertisers found on AOL Answers Services 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.

13. Procedure For Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

AOL Answers respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on AOL Answers Services in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please click here for instructions at on how to contact AOL Answers to report possible copyright infringement.

14. Equipment Access.

You must provide at your own expense the equipment and Internet connections that you will need to access and use the AOL Answers Services. If you elect to access AOL Answers Services through wireless applications (such as cell phones, wifi connections), your wireless carrier may charge standard fees for alerts, text messaging (including receiving/sending instant messages and e-mail), web browsing and other services that require the use of airtime and wireless data services. Check with your carrier to verify whether there are any such fees that may apply to you. If you register to use any AOL Answers mobile applications, you agree that we may communicate with you regarding AOL Answers by SMS, MMS, text message or other electronic means to your mobile device and that certain information about your usage of the mobile services may be communicated to us.

15. Software.

AOL Answers may make software available for you to download or use. Such software will be subject to the terms of the license agreement that accompanies it. If there is no license agreement presented to you with the software, then the terms in this Section 15 shall govern your use of such software. AOL Answers grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to install the software on any single computer. The software is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties and is owned by AOL Answers or its suppliers. You may not sell or redistribute the software. You may not incorporate it or any portion of it into another product. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the software or otherwise attempt to derive the source code (except where expressly permitted by law). You may not modify, adapt, or create derivative works from the software in any way or remove proprietary notices in the software. You agree to abide by all laws and regulations in effect regarding your use of the software. You may not authorize or assist any third party to do any of the things prohibited in this section. AOL Answers may automatically check your version of the software and update it to improve its performance and capabilities. If you shut down the software during an automatic update or otherwise interfere with the installation of the update, the software may be damaged and/or cease to operate.

16. Export Laws.

Certain applications and software are subject to export and import laws, regulations, rules and orders of the United States and foreign nations. You must comply with these laws that apply to the applications. You may not directly or indirectly export, re-export, transfer, or release the applications, any other commodities, software or technology received from AOL Answers, or any direct product thereof, for any proscribed end-use, or to any proscribed country, entity or person (wherever located), without proper authorization from the applicable government.

17. Fees.

AOL Answers may offer premium services for a fee. Payment and other applicable terms 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.

18. Termination.

AOL Answers may cancel or suspend your access to AOL Answers Services (including without limitations the Applications) or your User ID account immediately, without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, if there has been a violation of these Terms of Use or if you have failed to pay any fees for purchases that you make from us. Your right to use AOL Answers Services (including any Applications) will end once your services are cancelled or terminated, and any data you have stored on AOL Answers Services, if any, may be unavailable later. If you have subscribed to any fee-based service, you remain responsible for paying any amounts owed on your account at the time your fee-based service and/or account is terminated or cancelled. If you are participating in any free promotional offer for accessing a fee-based service, you must cancel such service before the end of the free trial period to avoid incurring charges. Certain fee-based services may require cancellation charges, and you will pay all cancellation charges specified to you at the time you register for the service.

19. Disclaimer

The AOL Answers Services is by no means a substitute for seeking and receiving professional advice, including, without limitation, advice related to any medical issues and/or conditions whatsoever. AOL Answers does not originate or control the Content posted by its users via the AOL Answers Services. THE AOL Answers SERVICES AND ANY INFORMATION AND CONTENT ON THE AOL Answers SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, AND AOL Answers DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY WARRANTY WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY, INTEGRITY, QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, OR NON INFRINGEMENT OF SUCH INFORMATION AND CONTENT. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY USING THE AOL Answers SERVICE YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO CONTENT THAT IS OFFENSIVE, INDECENT OR OBJECTIONABLE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL AOL Answers BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY ERRORS, INACCURACIES, OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF ANY CONTENT. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLYING WITH ALL LAWS APPLICABLE TO THE CONTENT YOU SUBMIT VIA THE AOL Answers SERVICE. YOU AGREE THAT YOU MUST EVALUATE AND BEAR ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING ANY RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT, INTEGRITY, AND ACCURACY OF SUCH CONTENT.

20. Limitation of Liability.

YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE AOL Answers SERVICES IN ITS CURRENT FORM IS A BETA PROTOTYPE PRODUCT THAT HAS NOT BEEN FULLY TESTED, AND THAT DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE BETA VERSION OF THE AOL Answers SERVICES, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE AOL Answers SERVICES REMAINS WITH YOU. MOREOVER, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, AOL Answers, ITS PARENT, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS AND/OR EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, VENDORS AND DISTRIBUTORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE AOL Answers SERVICES AND THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE TO BUSINESS EARNINGS, LOST PROFITS OR GOODWILL AND LOST OR DAMAGED DATA OR DOCUMENTATION, SUFFERED BY YOU AND/OR ANY ENTITY AND/OR PERSON ARISING FROM AND/OR RELATED/CONNECTED TO ANY USE OF THE AOL Answers SERVICES, EVEN IF AOL Answers IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

21. Indemnification

You will indemnify and hold AOL Answers and any of AOL Answers’s or AOL Answers’s parent, affiliates, subsidiaries’ officers, directors, agents, shareholders, affiliates, consultants, employees, successors and assigns, harmless from all claims, damages, losses, and expenses (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees and expert witness fees), of any nature whatsoever, relating to your use of the AOL Answers Services, the Applications and/or Your Site, including without limitation, the development, operation, maintenance, and contents of Your Site or any materials, products or services linked to therein, and/or any breach by You of AOL Answers's Terms of Use.

22. Relationship of Parties

Nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between you and AOL Answers.

23. International Use.

AOL Answers makes no representation that the AOL Answers Services are appropriate or available for use in the country, geographic area or jurisdiction where you are located. You may not access or use the AOL Answers Services from territories where the AOL Answers Services are prohibited by law. You are responsible for compliance with local laws when you access and use the AOL Answers Services.

24. Electronic Notices and Transacting Online.

You understand and agree that AOL Answers is an online service that transact with its users electronically. Your affirmative act of registering, accessing or using the AOL Answers Services constitutes your acceptance of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use shall have the same force and effect as an agreement in writing. AOL Answers may send all required notices ("Notices") electronically. AOL Answers MAY PROVIDE NOTICES TO YOU ELECTRONICALLY (1) VIA THE E-MAIL ADDRESS YOU SUPPLY TO AOL Answers OR (2) BY POSTING THE NOTICE ON A WEBSITE DESIGNATED FOR SUCH PURPOSE. In the event you subscribe to any text messaging services, AOL Answers we will provide you with instructions on how you can opt out of receiving such text messages from AOL Answers. The delivery of any Notice is effective when sent or posted by AOL Answers, regardless of whether you read the Notice or actually receive delivery. You can withdraw your consent to receive Notices electronically by discontinuing your use of the AOL Answers Services.

25. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Your use of the AOL Answers Services and these terms of use shall be governed in all respects by the law of the State of New York, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions, and not by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. You agree that any action brought against AOL Answers arising out of or relating to the AOL Answers Services or these terms of use may be brought only before the courts of New York, New York.

PLEASE NOTE THAT BY AGREEING TO THESE TERMS, YOU ARE: (1) WAIVING CLAIMS THAT YOU MIGHT OTHERWISE HAVE AGAINST US BASED ON THE LAWS OF OTHER JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING YOUR OWN; (2) IRREVOCABLY CONSENTING TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK OVER ANY DISPUTES OR CLAIMS YOU HAVE WITH AOL Answers; AND (3) SUBMITTING YOURSELF TO THE PERSONAL JURISDICTION OF COURTS LOCATED IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK FOR THE PURPOSE OF RESOLVING ANY SUCH DISPUTES OR CLAIMS.

26. Assignment

AOL Answers may assign these Terms of Use at any time and without notice. You may not assign your obligations under these Terms of Use.

27. Contact AOL Answers

AOL Answers offers you the possibility to notify us at any time regarding any claims, questions or feedback pursuant to the contact information and process described at the Feedback Page.

28. Entire Terms

These Terms and any supplemental terms that apply to a specific AOL Answers Service or Application constitute the entire agreement between you and us in connection with your use of the AOL Answers Services.