Terms of Service

Terms of Service

Updated as of January 1st, 2016

Please read the following important Terms of Service Agreement (the "Agreement") before accessing or using any of the various services (the "Services") made available to you (the "Member") by Expatsbalt  SIA ("Expatsbalt") through http://www.expatsbalt.com, or otherwise. By completing the registration process to a Expatsbalt SIA website, you represent that you can and will be legally bound by this Agreement. No Member may participate where doing so would be prohibited by any applicable law or regulation.


A) Modifications


Expatsbalt reserves the right to modify or amend this Agreement at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all, at Expatsbalt SIA's sole discretion. The most recent version of this Agreement will be posted on the Expatsbalt SIA website. As a Member it is your responsibility to keep yourself apprised of any such modifications or amendments. Should any Member object to any terms and conditions of the Agreement or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with Expatsbalt SIA in any way, Member's only recourse is to immediately:

(1) discontinue use of Expatsbalt SIA websites;
(2) terminate Expatsbalt SIA registration; and
(3) notify Expatsbalt SIA of termination.


B) Description of Services

As a Member, you will be provided with a variety of Services, as described on the Expatsbalt SIA website. Members may also utilize certain additional services offered from time to time such as shopping and e-commerce offerings and various informational services. Expatsbalt SIA  reserves the right to enhance, modify, or discontinue the Services, in whole or in part, at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all, at Expatsbalt SIA's sole discretion, with or without notice to Members, and with no obligation to Members.


C) Member Conduct


Use of the Services by you, as Member, is subject to all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations. Expatsbalt SIA reserves the right, but does not assume any obligation, to monitor the Services to enforce this Agreement. Nor does Expatsbalt SIA guarantee that any monitoring it does perform will be to the Member's satisfaction. Upon learning of any violation of this Agreement, Expatsbalt SIA, at its sole discretion, may terminate your access to and use of the Services, require you to remedy such violation, and/or take any other actions that Expatsbalt SIA deems appropriate to enforce its rights and pursue all available remedies. Without limitation, Expatsbalt SIA  reserves the right to terminate your access to and use of the Services if, in our view, your conduct fails to meet any of the following guidelines:

1. Members shall not engage in any activity that constitutes harassment, including, but not limited to, excessive repetition when listing a person as a referral, repeated unwanted contact, interfering with a Member's use of site or stalking.
2. Members shall not list the email addresses or personal details of people unknown to them.
3. Members shall not list as referrals any email addresses that are fake, fictitious, or made up.
4. Members shall not list as referrals any email addresses which are owned by or belong to that member.
5. Members shall not attempt to interfere with any other person's use of the Services.
6. Members shall not misrepresent their identity or impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Expatsbalt SIA  employee.
7. Members shall not hold themselves out as sponsored by, endorsed by, or affiliated with the Expatsbalt SIA website.
8. Members shall not use the Expatsbalt SIA website to post, upload, email, transmit or otherwise make available junk mail, commercial advertisements, or any other form of commercial solicitation unless within the commercial services available within Expatsbalt SIA to be able to do so.
9. Members shall not use any portion of the Expatsbalt SIA website or the Services to post, upload, email, transmit or otherwise making available content, including user names and friend list names, that is harmful, threatening, abusive, vulgar, obscene, profane, defamatory, libellous, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.
10. Members shall not engage in any activity that is patently offensive or promote or otherwise solicits racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual.
11. Members shall not use any portion of the Expatsbalt SIA website or the Services to post, share, promote, depict, encourage, solicit or exchange content harmful to minors.
12. Members shall not upload photos, graphics or other content that contain or promote illegal substances or activities.
13. Members shall not post content that displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind unless within an area that is specifically designated requiring confirmation of being over the age of 18.
14. Members shall not attempt to gain unauthorized access to Expatsbalt SIA's database or other computer systems.
15. Members shall not attempt to modify, translate, adapt, edit, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any software programs used by Expatsbalt SIA in connection with the Expatsbalt SIA website or the Services.
16. Members shall not engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, the Services or the Expatsbalt SIA website.
17. Members shall not use any portion of the Expatsbalt SIA website or the Services for any unlawful purpose.
18. Members shall not engage in any activity that solicits or is designed to solicit password or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other Members.
19. Members shall not use the account, username, or password of another Member at any time or disclose their password to any third party or permit any third party to access their account.
20. Members shall not publicly post information that poses or creates a privacy or security risk to another person.

All judgments concerning the applicability of these guidelines shall be at the sole and exclusive discretion of Expatsbalt SIA and its designees. Expatsbalt SIA has the right in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse or remove any content that is available via the Expatsbalt SIA Services. Expatsbalt SIA and its designees shall have the right to remove any Content that violates this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable. An account may be terminated at any time, without notice, depending on the severity of the offense, which is determined exclusively at the discretion of Expatsbalt SIA. Expatsbalt SIA is not obligated to provide a Member with a warning prior to removal.


D) Privacy

Expatsbalt SIA has established a Privacy Policy to explain to Members how their information is collected and used, which Member can read by clicking privacy policy. The policy explains how and when Expatsbalt SIA  may use Member information and content. Member's use of the Expatsbalt SIA  website or the Services signifies acknowledgment of, and agreement, to Expatsbalt SIA's Privacy Policy. Members further acknowledge and agree that Expatsbalt SIA may disclose Member's personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, enforce this Agreement, or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Expatsbalt SIA, its employees, users and third parties, and the public, or as otherwise described in the Privacy Policy.

E) Document Retention Schedule

All personal information collected by Expatsbalt SIA in connection with your use of the Expatsbalt SIA website, including, without limitation, your name, location, email address, pictures, friend connections, messages, comments, login information, ip addresses and other data, will be stored by Expatsbalt SIA indefinitely in a safe and secure manner.

F) Notice Regarding Commercial Email

MEMBERS CONSENT TO RECEIVE COMMERCIAL E-MAIL MESSAGES FROM Expatsbalt SIA, AND ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THEIR EMAIL ADDRESSES AND OTHER PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE USED BY Expatsbalt SIA FOR THE PURPOSE OF INITIATING COMMERCIAL E-MAIL MESSAGES.

G) Member Account and Password


Once Member registers for Expatsbalt SIA, Member will have a password and an account with Expatsbalt SIA. Member is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Member's password and account. Furthermore, Member is entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under Member's account. Member agrees to immediately notify Expatsbalt SIA of any unauthorized use of Member's account or any other breach of security known to Member.

H) Mobile

Expatsbalt SIA may offer the Services through a mobile website and/or mobile applications (collectively, the "Mobile Applications"). This Agreement governs all Services that are accessible on or through the Mobile Applications. If you use the Services on a mobile device, you agree that information about your use of the Services through your mobile device and carrier may be communicated to us, including but not limited to your mobile carrier, your mobile device, or your physical location. Although we provide our Services through the Mobile Websites free of charge, your mobile carrier's standard fees and rates will still apply. You accept responsibility for all charges.

J) Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents and Intellectual Property Rights

Member acknowledges that messages, files or other materials ("Content") contained on the Expatsbalt SIA website and within Expatsbalt SIA email messages, and third party advertisements on the website and distributed via email, of a commercial nature and presented to Member by Expatsbalt SIA and the Services, are protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Member is permitted to use Expatsbalt SIA Content or third party Content only as expressly authorized by Expatsbalt SIA or the third party advertiser. Member may not copy, reproduce, distribute, or create derivative works from the Expatsbalt SIA Content or third party Content without expressly being authorized to do so by Expatsbal SIA or the third party advertiser. Although Expatsbalt SIA does not claim rights ownership of Member content, Members automatically grant, and represent and warrant Expatsbalt SIA a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, and fully sub-licensable, license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute said content. Members also automatically grant that Expatsbalt SIA has the right to retain Members content on Expatsbalt SIA sites even in the instance a Member is revoked from using a Expatsbalt SIA site.


K) Termination

A party may terminate use of the Expatsbalt SIA website or the Services through the methods described within the specific service you are using within the site.

L) DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES


MEMBER AGREES THAT USE OF THE Expatsbalt SIA WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES IS ENTIRELY AT MEMBER'S OWN RISK. THE Expatsbalt SIA WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, Expatsbalt SIA DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, ACCURACY, AND PERFORMANCE OF THE Expatsbalt SIA WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, Expatsbalt SIA  DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR OTHER SERVICES OR GOODS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED ON THE Expatsbalt SIA WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES ACCESSED THROUGH ANY LINKS ON THE Expatsbalt SIA WEBSITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, Expatsbalt SIA DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES FOR VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THE HOWLINGS SRO WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES.

M) LIMITATION OF LIABILITY


UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL Expatsbalt SIA BE LIABLE ON ACCOUNT OF MEMBER'S USE OR MISUSE OF THE Expatsbalt SIA WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES, WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF THE Expatsbalt SIA WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES, FROM INABILITY TO USE THE Expatsbalt SIA WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES, OR THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, MODIFICATION, ALTERATION, OR TERMINATION OF THE Expatsbalt SIA WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES. SUCH LIMITATION SHALL ALSO APPLY WITH RESPECT TO DAMAGES BY REASON OF OTHER SERVICES OR PRODUCTS RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH THE Expatsbalt SIA WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES OR ANY LINKS ON THE Expatsbalt SIA WEBSITE, AS WELL AS BY REASON OF ANY INFORMATION OR ADVICE RECEIVED THROUGH OR ADVERTISED IN CONNECTION WITH THE Expatsbalt SIA WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES OR ANY LINKS ON THE Expatsbalt SIA WEBSITE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

N) Indemnification

Member agrees to indemnify and hold Expatsbalt SIA, its subsidiaries, affiliates, successors, assigns, directors, officers, agents, employees, service providers, and suppliers harmless from any dispute which may arise from a breach of terms of this Agreement. Member agrees to hold Expatsbalt SIA harmless from any claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees and court costs, related to Member's violation of this Agreement.

O) Governing Law

The Agreement and the relationship between Member and Expatsbalt SIA shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Latvia, without regard to any conflict of law principles to the contrary. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, you and Expatsbalt SIA nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to your and Expatsbalt SIA's intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Agreement shall remain unaffected and in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to Expatsbalt SIA, the Services and/or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. Expatsbalt SIA  makes no representation that any material and/or other content on this website is appropriate and/or available for use in other locations, and accessing such material and/or content from territories where it is illegal is prohibited. Any persons who choose to access this website from other locations do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are solely responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.

P) Agreement

The Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Member and Expatsbalt SIA and governs your use of Expatsbalt SIA and the Services, superseding any prior agreements between Member and Expatsbalt SIA. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content or third-party software or other services within Expatsbalt SIA. The failure of Expatsbalt SIA to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in the Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.