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If you visit this website, you accept these Terms of Use ("Terms of Use"). Please read them carefully. By accessing and using the VectorFree.com website ("Site"), you agree to be bound by this Terms of Use Agreement, as well as all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree with any of the terms set forth in this Agreement do not use this website.

This Site provides links to various other websites, whether related or affiliated with Vector Free or otherwise. These other web Sites may have their own Terms of Use policies, which may be different from, or in addition to, the Terms of Use specified herein. By accessing these websites through links provided on this Site, you agree to abide by each applicable Terms of Use policy as therein specified.

Vector Free reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time, at its own discretion and without any notice to you; however, all such changes will be posted to this Site. The Terms of Use that are applicable to you at any given time are the then-current Terms of Use.

The viewing or downloading of any content from the Vector Free Site grants you only a limited, nonexclusive, revocable license for use solely by you for your own personal use and not for republication, distribution, assignment, sublicense, transfer, sale, preparation of derivative works or other non-personal use. No part of any content, graphic or document may be reproduced in any form or incorporated into any information retrieval system, electronic or mechanical, other than for your personal use.

You may not create a web page or Site or computer application of any kind that deep links to any page of this Site, or any graphics or other information of any kind located on this Site without Vector Free's express written permission. You may not use meta tags or any other type of hidden text utilizing Vector Free's or any of its affiliates' names, trademarks or intellectual property rights on a web Site without Vector Free's express written permission. Your right to access this Site and/or Vector Free membership may be terminated at any time by Vector Free without notice. Except for the limited rights expressly granted herein, all rights, titles and interest in and to the Site and all materials contained therein are reserved by Vector Free.

The V Lightning logos, graphics, button icons, page headers, scripts and service names on the Site are trademarks or service marks of Vector Free, Inc., Vector Free Group LTD or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks and rights not owned by Vector Free or its affiliates that appear on this Site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Vector Free or its affiliates.

All content included on this Site, such as text, logos, graphics, icons, button, images, vector artworks, jpgs, gifs, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Vector Free or its subsidiaries and is protected by Hong Kong, United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this Site is the exclusive property of Vector Free, Inc. and protected by HK, US and international copyright laws. All software used on this Site is the property of Vector Free Inc. or its software suppliers and protected by HK, US and international copyright laws.

Members of the VectorFree Site can upload vector artworks that they created. Once the artwork is uploaded and available on the Site, it can be downloaded and used in line with the accompanying Creative Commons 3.0 License. With CC 3.0, each creator of an artwork can specify the permitted use.

The Site is a sole provider of a platform for uploading and downloading "as is", without warranty of any kind. Vector Free does not hold any responsibility for the use of the artworks once they are downloaded. The Site’s upload functions may be used only for lawful purposes. It is strictly forbidden to use the Site for the storage or distribution of any artworks, visuals and other materials in violation of any applicable laws, including artworks protected by copyrights, service mark, trademark or any other intellectual property rights. If members use third party owned material, they must obtain prior authorization from the concerned right holders. By uploading their artworks, members warrant that they are the author and copyright owner and/or proper licensee with respect to the content they share. They further represent that no content violates the trademark or rights of any third party. Vector Free reserves the right to suspend the membership of users who, in Vector Free’s discretion, violates any of these policies or regulations.

Vector Free respects the intellectual property and copyrights of others. If you believe that content accessible through the Vector Free Site infringes your copyright, please let us know immediately. You can send a notice of claimed copyright infringement with reference “DMCA Notice” to info at VectorFree.com.

Copyright ©2005 - 2011 Vector Free. All Rights Reserved. All text, images, graphics, formatting (including without limitation the selection, coordination and arrangement of materials on the Site, and the "look and feel" of the Site), animation, videos, music, sounds, articles, copy, creative, trademarks, logos, and subsidiary, parent, or affiliate company names and other materials on this Site are subject to the intellectual property rights of Vector Free, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective licensors and licensees. These materials may not be copied for commercial use, reverse engineered, decompiled, or disassembled, nor may these materials be modified, re-posted to other websites, framed, deep linked to, or otherwise redistributed in any form unless written approval is obtained from the copyright holders.

International copyright laws give the Vector Free copyright holders the exclusive right to control the use of the works, content and media posted on our website. All the material published on our website and other digital and wireless platforms is protected by copyright law. The Vector Free content is also protected as a database by way of database rights. This intellectual property may not be used or reproduced without our express written permission. Use that is made without our consent is a breach of our terms and conditions, is a breach of contract, and violates copyright laws.

As a user of the Vector Free website, you are allowed to view or content for your personal use on any device that is compatible with Vector Free.com (this might be your PC, Mac, laptop, smart phone, tablet or other mobile device) and store our content on that device for your personal use. Visitors can download and use the data and content, as specified in the accompanying license agreement. Users may not copy Vector Free content from Vector Free.com and may not republish or redistribute text articles by republishing them in any media, including websites and newsletters. We recognize that users of the Internet want to share information with others. We therefore permit limited republishing and redistribution of Vector Free content and data as set out below, provided that this does not create a Substitute for Vector Free’s own products or services. We define a Substitute as a product or service that reduces the need for users or other third parties to visit the Vector Free.com website directly, or which creates revenue from Vector Free’s content to the detriment of Vector Free’s own ability to generate revenues from this content.

As long as users do not create a Substitute, they may do the following:
- Publish the original Vector Free title online and a link to the article and/or the first 60 characters of an article (i.e. teaser text). 
- Download the RSS feeds and view them for their personal use.
- Forward the original headlines, links and teaser text to other individuals.
- Send text articles or images to email addresses of individuals, but not group email accounts.

You may not redistribute, copy, publish or republish full text articles, images or graphics in any way, unless you have a written license or contract with Vector Free that says otherwise. If Vector Free notifies you that it believes you are creating, redistributing or republishing content or data in a manner outside the permitted use, you shall immediately cease doing so and remove all infringing content, unless/until Vector Free reaches an agreement with you regarding your use of Vector Free content, articles, data or other material published by Vector Free. You may not scrape Vector Free.com and republish the content by any means. You may not create variations from the content, unless the derivative works are created as described in the accompanying agreement or Creative Commons license. Linking back or publishing an attribution is not a defense to copyright infringement.

Unauthorized copying or redistributing of content is a way of avoiding paying for the value you are gaining by using the content. Vector Free makes a significant investment in creating content to deliver value to visitors and to make a return on that investment. Copying or redistributing content without the permission to do so is a breach of our terms and conditions and makes you legally responsible for your actions and the losses they have caused. You are not allowed to use any Vector Free, Inc. logo or other proprietary graphics or trademarks without express written permission. If we discover an infringement or misuse of the Vector Free copyrights, we will send a cease and desist order and defend our rights through legal action to recover the losses we have suffered.

Any unauthorized use of the materials posted on the Site violates Vector Free's intellectual property rights and will be subject to Vector Free's full legal rights, sanctions and remedies.

Vector Free grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of the Site and not to download or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Vector Free, Inc. This Site or any portion of this Site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any purpose without express written consent of Vector Free, Inc.

You may not use any hardware or software intended to damage or interfere with the proper and timely functioning of the Site or to surreptitiously intercept any system, data or personal information from the Site. You may not take any action, which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site's network or other infrastructure. You may not use data mining, robots, screen scraping, or similar data gathering and extraction tools on this Site, except with our express written consent. Robots and screen scraping and other similar acts may violate certain federal and state laws, including without limitation the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (18 U.S.C. § 1030 et seq.) and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the Vector Free Site so long as the link does not portray Vector Free, Inc. or their services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter.

While we love feedback and welcome your comments regarding our Site and content of the Site, we do not want to receive and will not accept, ideas or information with any understanding of a confidentiality or non-use obligation of any kind. All comments and feedback disclosed or offered by you to Vector Free shall be considered by from any liability Vector Free to be non-proprietary and non-confidential, and may be used by Vector Free without any further obligation to you whatsoever. By disclosing or offering such comments and feedback, you agree that Vector Free shall have no further confidentiality, non-use or other obligation to you.

The Site may contain links to other websites that are completely independent of this Site. Vector Free is not responsible for the accuracy, content, or authenticity of the information or content contained in any such linked web Site, or for the products or services offered or sold through any such linked web Site. Such links shall not be construed as an approval or endorsement by Vector Free of the linked website, or information, content, products or services offered therein. These links are provided only as a convenience to you. If you decide to access other web Sites through our Site, you do so at your own risk.

Vector Free reserves the right to modify, add or delete any documents, information, graphics or other content appearing on or in connection with the Site, including these Terms of Use, at any time without notice.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Vector Free and its business partners, staff and affiliates harmless, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses, related to either your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Site.

These Terms of Use and your use of the Site shall be governed, construed, interpreted and performed exclusively by the laws of Hong Kong without application of the principles of conflicts of law. Any dispute arising from these Terms shall be resolved exclusively at the courts of Hong Kong.

While Vector Free will use reasonable efforts to ensure that all material on this Site is correct, accuracy cannot be guaranteed and Vector Free does not assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of any information contained in this Site. This Site and all content contained herein are provided to you “as is,” and “as available,” and all warranties, express or implied, are hereby disclaimed, including any warranty of merchantability, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose. No information obtained by you from Vector Free through the Site shall create any warranty not expressly stated herein.

Without limitation, Vector Free disclaims all warranties regarding the availability of the Site, that the Site will operate error-free, that defects will be corrected or that the Site is free of viruses or other harmful components. Your use of this Site is at your own risk, any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through this Site is provided at your own risk, and you are solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or any data loss that may result from your use of the Site, including without limitation, damage resulting from computer viruses.

In no event shall Vector Free be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, exemplary, consequential or other damages whatsoever, including but not limited to loss of use, economic loss, loss of data or loss of profits, without regard to the form of action arising out of or in connection with your use or access of the Site or its content.

All provisions in these Terms of Use regarding representations and warranties, indemnification, disclaimers and limitations on liability shall survive any termination of these Terms of Use. Should any part or provision of these Terms of Use be held unlawful, void, invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms of Use were last updated on November 15, 2011. Copyright © 2005-2012. All Rights Reserved. Please direct questions regarding these Terms of Use to “info at VectorFree dot com”.