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The Black Belt Coder website publishes articles and source code contributed by
the develper community. This Contributor Agreement governs the terms and
conditions between authors who contribute articles and/or source code, and
SoftCircuits, P. O. Box 1355, West Jordan, UT 84084, USA.
SoftCircuits may occasionally make changes to this document. Please check back
from time to time to read the latest version.
By contributing content to the Black Belt Coder website, you represent, warrant,
and confirm that:
To the best of your knowledge and belief, after reasonable
inquiry, your Work does not knowingly infringe the rights of any third party,
including but not limited to, rights in copyrights, patents, trade marks,
service marks, trade secrets, privacy, personality, or other proprietary rights.
You have necessary Rights to your Work:
You are the author of the Work and
have not assigned your rights or had such rights vest in any third party by
contract, operation of law or otherwise or if not the author, you have secured
all necessary rights and licenses from the owner(s); and you have the right to
grant the rights and licenses contained herein.
No malicious code:
not included, and to the best of your knowledge and belief, after reasonable
inquiry, your Work does not contain, any virii, Trojan horse, worm, spyware,
adware, or other harmful or malicious code.
We have the right to identify you:
SoftCircuits can and shall publish your name and/or site ID in connection
with your Work, and if you require end users to contact you for any reason in
connection with licensing of your Work, SoftCircuits can and shall publish your
We don't want to breach other publisher's rights:
Work is a previously published work, Contributor must give SoftCircuits notice
of the prior publication and provide the consent of all copyright holders to the
Work being posted on Black Belt Coder and made available to users of the Site.
The Work is otherwise provided "as is", "where is", "as available", without
warranty or guarantee of any kind. This means no express, implied or statutory
warranty, including without limitation, warranties or conditions of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Nothing in this Contributor's Agreement restricts or limits your pre-existing
rights to use, publish, perform, or distribute your Work.
2. Submissions are Received Without Payment to You
Your submissions and the
rights and licenses you grant are provided without cost to SoftCircuits and to
participants in the Black Belt Coder website. You accept that you receive
benefit sufficient to constitute any necessary good and valuable consideration
for the rights and licenses granted herein.
3. Rights of SoftCircuits
SoftCircuits, its affiliated companies and necessary sub-licensees a worldwide,
perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive, fully assignable and
transferable right and license, to edit, adapt, translate, reformat your Work,
to post your Work (eg. publish, display, perform, digitally perform) anywhere on
our Site, to do what SoftCircuits feels it needs to do to manage and update the
Site, to make and maintain back-up and archival copies, and to make your Work
available to End Users in accordance with this Agreement and the specific EULA
that you specify.
SoftCircuits has no obligation to police compliance with any
participant's use or misuse of any Work and the Contributor releases
SoftCircuits from all liability arising from any use or misuse of the Work by a
participant in the Black Belt Coder Site.
4. User Licenses
SoftCircuits to offer the EULA selected by you (or deemed selected by you) to
End Users as the statement of the rights and license granted to End Users, and
agrees to the terms and conditions of that EULA. SoftCircuits is not responsible
for assuring compliance with your licensing requirements, and you release
SoftCircuits from and against all liability, however occasioned resulting from
SoftCircuits' acts or omissions in respect of providing your EULA to End Users.
If you desire to assure your rights are protected, you are directed to embed or
include your own license forms and acceptance procedures with your
Over time, legal agreements sometimes need updating to reflect
new concepts, media, laws, and legal theories, and to correct or rectify
deficiencies subsequently determined. SoftCircuits is authorized and appointed
as your agent and attorney to make changes to the applicable end user license
agreement for your Work in your name and on your behalf so long as such changes
result in an agreement that is no less protective of your rights than the rights
and restrictions granted at the time of posting your Work. If you do not agree
to amendments to the EULA presented by SoftCircuits, you may (a) require your
posting to be removed from future distribution databanks, (b) provide
SoftCircuits with licensing terms and conditions acceptable to you and amend
your posting to include such terms and conditions, upon notice to SoftCircuits
in such form and content as SoftCircuits may reasonably require, and (c) failing
any such action, you shall be deemed to have accepted such changes. Acts by you
or SoftCircuits will affect future licensing only and will not affect any
existing licenses granted by you or SoftCircuits.
5. Material Inducement
expressly acknowledge that SoftCircuits has entered into this agreement, and has
and will make its Site and Services available to you in reliance upon the
limitations and exclusions of liability and the disclaimers set forth in this
Agreement and in the TOS, and that the same form an essential basis of the
bargain between you and SoftCircuits. You expressly agree that all such
limitations and exclusions of liability and the disclaimers will survive, and
continue to apply in the case of, a fundamental breach or breaches, the failure
of essential purpose of contract, the failure of any exclusive remedy or
termination of this agreement.
Note: As a consequence of the frequent virus
infections across the internet, The Black Belt Coder website will no longer
accept binary submissions that do not contain full source code, unless the
submission is from a recognized company or institution. Shareware or
time-limited submissions will not be accepted.
By making any submission of Work
to the Black Belt Coder website, you understand that you have read and agreed to
the above usage terms. These terms will be strictly enforced.
If you have any concerns or
questions, please contact us.