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HhbChat SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT

IMPORTANT - THIS IS A LEGALLY BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN HhbChat ("HhbChat") AND YOU. IT IS THE COMPLETE AND EXCLUSIVE STATEMENT OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS REGARDING YOUR USE OF HhbChat'S SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTATION AND ASSOCIATED MATERIALS ("SOFTWARE"). BY SELECTING "I AGREE" AND CONTINUING THE INSTALLATION, BY USING THE SOFTWARE OR BY SIGNIFYING YOUR ACCEPTANCE IN ANY OTHER WAY, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE SOFTWARE AND YOU SHOULD DISCONTINUE ANY FURTHER INSTALLATION OR USE THEREOF.

LICENSE GRANT. HhbChat grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license this copy of the Software solely for your personal use on any desktop or other fixed or portable computer. For purposes of this Agreement, the Software is considered to be "in use" when it is loaded into temporary memory (e.g., RAM) or installed into the permanent memory (e.g., hard disk, CD-ROM or other storage device) of such computer.

OWNERSHIP. The Software is proprietary to HhbChat and protected by United States copyright and other laws, as well as international treaty provisions and you must treat the Software as any other copyrighted and legally protected material. You may not modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble the Software or create derivative works using or based on the Software, nor may you distribute, loan, rent, or lease, timeshare or use the Software to provide services for third parties, sublicense or transmit all or any portion of the Software, nor may you allow others to do so. HhbChat reserves all rights not expressly granted herein. HhbChat owns all right title and interest in and to the Software and nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to transfer, convey, impair or otherwise adversely affect HhbChat's ownership or proprietary rights therein or any other HhbChat information or materials, tangible or intangible, in any form and in any medium.

ACCOUNT INFORMATION. TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL HhbChat YOU MUST BE AT LEAST EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE. THERE ARE CERTAIN AREAS ON HhbChat THAT CONTAIN ADULT OR MATURE CONTENT. ACCORDINGLY, YOU REPRESENT THAT YOU ARE AT LEAST EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE TO USE THOSE AREAS. NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN (13) IS PERMITTED TO USE HhbChat. NO ONE BETWEEN THE AGES OF THIRTEEN (13) AND EIGHTEEN (18) MAY USE HhbChat WITHOUT ADULT SUPERVISION. PARENTS AND GUARDIANS ASSUME ALL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE USE OF THEIR ACCOUNTS BY OTHER PERSONS, INLCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO USE OF THEIR ACCOUNTS BY PERSONS UNDER EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE. ANY USER FOUND TO BE UNDER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN (13) OR PERMITTING USE OF HhbChat BY A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN (13), MAY HAVE HIS OR HER ACCOUNT SUSPENDED OR TERMINATED WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE AND OTHER ACTIONS MAY ALSO BE TAKEN. IF A CHILD UNDER THIRTEEN (13) HAS ACCESS TO YOUR COMPUTER, DO NOT SAVE YOUR HhbChat PASSWORD; THIS WILL RESTRICT THE CHILD AND ANY UNAUTHORIZED USER FROM USING YOUR ACCOUNT. IN ADDITION, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU CHECK REGULARLY TO SEE IF ANY NEW, UNAUTHORIZED ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN CREATED UNDER YOUR HhbChat ACCOUNT. TO DELETE ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCOUNTS, PLEASE CLICK ON When you register for HhbChat, you will choose a username or nickname and an account (HhbChat User Identification ("UID")) will be created for you. You may not select a nickname, which violates any copyright, third party's trademark right or other proprietary right or a name, which HhbChat deems in its sole discretion to be profane, offensive or in any other way unacceptable. HhbChat reserves the right to delete any profane, offensive or unacceptable nicknames and/or to require you to change your nickname. You are entirely liable for all activities conducted through your Account and the nickname registered to your Account. You may allow another person, including a minor (13 - 18 years of age), to use your Account and nickname subject to your supervision; provided however, you shall remain liable for any such use of your Account by another person. In consideration for your use of the HhbChat software, you agree to (a) provide true, accurate and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration forms (such information being the "Registration Data"), (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate and complete and (c) notify HhbChat of any unauthorized use of your account, password or other breach of security.

NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE AND THIS AGREEMENT. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

TERMS OF USE. You, and anyone you authorize to use your Account, may not engage in conduct which is unlawful or which inhibits another user from enjoying HhbChat or which HhbChat in its sole discretion determines to be unacceptable. Even if you have paid to subscribe to any of the HhbChat services, HhbChat reserves the right to terminate ALL of your Accounts if, in its sole discretion, it determines that through ANY of your accounts or nicknames, whether paid or free, you have engaged in any prohibited or unacceptable conduct. Please be advised that if you have paid to subscribe to any of the HhbChat services, your subscription fee WILL NOT be refunded (either in whole or in part) if your accounts is, or your accounts are, terminated or suspended, even if the termination is a result of unacceptable conduct through a free account or nickname. Without assuming the responsibility therefor, HhbChat reserves the right to restrict conduct and/or take measures against conduct, which HhbChat deems in its sole discretion to be harmful or offensive to other users is unacceptable for any reason or no reason whatsoever or otherwise detracts from the HhbChat service or adversely affects HhbChat, its business or software in any manner whatsoever. Without limiting the foregoing, examples of unacceptable conduct include: (a) threatening, harassing, or intimidating another user, (b) transmitting any unlawful, threatening, abusive, profane, offensive, defamatory, or hateful text or voice communication or Images or other material, or any racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material, or any material that violates or infringes the intellectual property or privacy or publicity or other rights of any other party; (c) using any obscene or offensive alias; impersonating another user, including, without limitation, a HhbChat employee, administrator or representative; (d) disparaging the HhbChat service, HhbChat or its representatives, administrators or employees or solicitation; (e) posting or transmitting any advertising, promotional materials or other forms of solicitation to other users; (f) permitting language, text or images that are inappropriate to the room you host or abusing your right to take action against participants in your room or (g) disrupting the normal operation of any chat room or otherwise acting in a manner that negatively impacts other users or is inconsistent with the rating of a room or attempting, soliciting or abetting another to do of any of the above. In addition, examples of unacceptable conduct include, but not be limited to, hacking the Software, stealing the account or nickname of another user, sending a Trojan, worm, time bomb, cancelbot, or other disabling device or other harmful component intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information or attempting, soliciting or abetting any of the above. Failure by HhbChat to address unacceptable or otherwise prohibited behavior on any occasion shall not constitute a waiver by HhbChat with respect to any similar behavior in the future. Without assuming the responsibility therefor, HhbChat also reserves the right at its sole discretion to restrict the group activity of known or suspected hate group or other similar organization. Unless you subscribe to the No Banner service, use of the HhbChat software may include advertisements of various forms, which are necessary for HhbChat to provide the service. You further understand and agree that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other material ("Content") is provided by, and the responsibility of the person that provided that Content and that HhbChat is not responsible for such Content. HhbChat does not administer Commercial Rooms or other rooms and is not responsible for the content of Commercial or other rooms, unless specifically denoted. HhbChat expresses no views as to the content of any room and is not responsible for any activities taking place therein. To the extent that you participate in any activity on HhbChat, you do so at your own risk.

If another HhbChat user attempts to send or sends you a video, graphic or other image or other visual depiction (an "Image" or "Images") and you do not know the user, the image sent by the user may be inappropriate for the rating of the HhbChat web-room you are in. Accordingly, you should use your judgment before agreeing to accept an Image. You hereby agree that your acceptance of such Images is at your own risk and you waive all rights of any kind whatsoever in law, equity or otherwise worldwide, and all claims that you could possibly ever assert throughout the world against HhbChat Parties (hereinafter defined) arising out of, or relating to your acceptance of Images.

In addition, you should be aware that if you elect to publish, distribute, disseminate or otherwise make available (hereinafter "Publish") an Image or speak to or send a text message to another user or users ("Chat"), such user or another user may be able to capture, reproduce and/or download the Images and/or Chat and redistribute it (or them) in undesired and/or unexpected forms, manners and/or venues and to persons or entities to whom or which you do not wish the Images or Chat to be distributed. Accordingly, you should not Publish any Images or Chat, unless you are prepared to have the Images or Chat disseminated to a wide audience and to persons and/or entities whom or which you might not want to see the Images or hear the Chat.

You hereby agree that your Publishing of such Images or Chat is at your own risk and you waive all rights of any kind whatsoever in law, equity or otherwise worldwide, and all claims that you could possibly ever assert throughout the world against HhbChat Parties (hereinafter defined) arising out of, or relating to your Publication of such Images or Chat.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, it shall be a breach of the Terms of Service for a HhbChat user to capture any Image or Chat that is Published on HhbChat without the express written consent of (i) the person Publishing the Images or Chat and (ii) the person whose image is Published (if such person is different from the Publisher). No user or other party shall be deemed to be a third party beneficiary of the Terms of Service.

NO SOLICITATION; NO DENIGRATION. As a condition to your use of HhbChat, you agree that you will not either directly or indirectly (a) solicit, cause, or assist in soliciting or causing, any employee, officer, director, agent, administrator, palhelp, consultant or any other person that is employed by, consults for, volunteers for, represents or assists HhbChat (each a "Representative") to (i) terminate, suspend, discontinue or end such Representative's employment, consultancy and/or other relationship with HhbChat, or (ii) become employed by, or work or consult for any other entity or person, (b) make any negative, denigrating or defamatory statement(s) or comment(s) about HhbChat or any Representative, or otherwise engage in any conduct or action that might tarnish the image, reputation, ability or character of HhbChat or any Representative, or otherwise tarnish or dilute any of HhbChat's trade or service marks and/or its goodwill; or (c) solicit or cause any existing customer or client of HhbChat to cease using, and/or any potential customer or client of HhbChat not to use any HhbChat products and/or services and/or to use any software and/or other product(s) and/or services that are competitive with HhbChat's products and/or services; (d) aid, abet or authorize any person or entity to engage in any of the foregoing.

ROOM RATINGS. Group Chat Rooms are "rated" in order to enable users to determine what language and images are appropriate and may be expected. The ratings are guidelines that are enforced by the administrators of each chat room, and are not to be regarded as an assurance that the content will be safe or acceptable to you or anyone under eighteen (18) years of age. For example, in a "G-Rated Room," no foul language is permitted, nor are pictures involving adult themes (nudity or violence, for example). In an "R-Rated Room," some offensive language and content may occur; accordingly, you must be at least eighteen (18) years old to participate. In an "A-Rated Room," you should expect offensive language and content and you must be at least eighteen (18) years old to participate in such a room. HhbChat is not liable for any assumptions that you make when entering any given chat room or for any inappropriately rated chat rooms and you assume all risk in joining any chat room or permitting anyone under eighteen (18) years old to join any chat room.

HOSTING A CHAT ROOM. In accordance with the Terms of Service, you have the ability to create your own room on HhbChat. If you are the host of a room and another user is not behaving in a manner that is consistent with the Terms of Service as applicable to your room, you (and certain people authorized by you), have various options to address such behavior. By "RIGHT CLICKING" on the name of the person that is not behaving appropriately, you will see a menu of choices, including: (a) removing that person's ability to speak ("Remove Mic"), (b) removing that person from your room ("Bounce"), and (c) alerting HhbChat personnel ("Alert Admin of Misconduct"). In addition, you can add the user to your PalList, RIGHT CLICK on the user's name and click on "Block User," which will prevent the user from contacting you (except if you are in a group with that User). When creating your own room, more information will be available to you.

LAW ENFORCEMENT. HhbChat will fully cooperate with law enforcement in investigating or requesting information with respect to suspected criminal or other activity and, notwithstanding any provision herein to the contrary, may release your name and other information to the appropriate authorities for that purpose, with or without a subpoena. In addition, HhbChat has the right, but not the obligation, to initiate its own review of the conduct of any user, either independently or as a result of a complaint by a third party user. Any investigation undertaken by HhbChat would include all steps that HhbChat deems appropriate in its sole discretion and the results of any such investigation could be disclosed to one or more appropriate parties.

TERMINATION OF ACCOUNT. In the event that you engage in conduct prohibited by this Agreement, or otherwise commit any other breach of this Agreement, then ANY of the following may occur: you may be issued a warning; your access to online chat groups may be suspended or use of your account may be temporarily or permanently blocked; other action may also be taken against you. Please be advised that if you have paid to subscribe to any of the HhbChat services, your subscription fee will not be refunded (either in whole or in part) if your account is terminated or suspended.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL HhbChat OR ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES (COLLECTIVELY "HhbChat PARTIES") OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF INFORMATION OR DATA, OR ANY OTHER INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES) ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SOFTWARE, THE LICENSE OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, EVEN IF HhbChat HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HhbChat PARTIES HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LOSS, COST, DAMAGE AND EXPENSE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COURT COSTS, ARISING DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM YOUR USE OF THE HhbChat SOFTWARE AND/OR YOUR BREACH OF ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY OR COVENANT CONTAINED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

GOVERNING LAW; AMENDMENTS. In enforcing, interpreting and for all other purposes, this Agreement will be governed by the substantive laws of the State of New York and in the event of a dispute arising hereunder, you agree to be bound by the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in the State of New York, City of New York, Borough of Manhattan. If a court determines any remedy provided to you under this Agreement has failed of its essential purpose, the limitations of liability and exclusion of damages and warranties above shall not be affected and remain in full force and effect. This Agreement may not be modified except to the extent of a written agreement to do so by an authorized representative of HhbChat. HhbChat reserves the right to modify the terms of this Agreement from time to time without notice to you, by posting the most current version of the Agreement on its website. In addition to the terms of this Agreement, you shall also be bound by the terms of any posted rules or guidelines applicable to your use of the HhbChat software.

CONSOLIDATION; CREDITORS RIGHTS. In the event of a merger, sale of assets or other corporate transaction involving HhbChat or in the event of a bankruptcy, insolvency or other action involving creditors of HhbChat or under other similar or related circumstances, HhbChat reserves the right to disclose and/or sell information about you and your Account.