Last updated: November 15, 2016
We aim to provide a positive, encouraging, supportive, Black environment for our members. The website is a place for positive Black people to feel at home on the Internet, where they can express themselves without the fear of criticism and ridicule or "trolling" from other members. The environment on the website is one of trust, respect, admiration, encouragement, support, inspiration, motivation, achievement and excellence. We want our members to feel comfortable, to make friends, to communicate with each other, and to be inspired. All members are expected to contribute to the creation of this environment at all times. As a result, we have a few simple rules of conduct:
a. General rules
- Keep all communication positive
- Keep all communication friendly
- Be courteous at all times
- Be supportive of others
- Be respectful
- No profanity
- No explicit materials
- No derogatory information
- No spamming
In essence, keep the website positive and encouraging. TAG TEAM Marketing does not tolerate vulgarity, profanity, hate, slurs, arguments, hostility, insinuations, profanity, overt or covert sexuality, inflammatory remarks, degradation, insults, put downs, name calling or any such activities.
a. Your Real Name
Here on the website, we require the use of your real, full name. Real names create an honest and accountable environment for all. All user's real names are displayed on their profile page, when they log into the website, purchase products online or retail, register for events, post messages on the website, or the like. Users who sign up with false names will have their accounts closed. If you do not feel comfortable sharing your real, full name, please do not join, or close your account.
Your username must represent your self or your business. No username will be allowed that is offensive, disruptive, divisive, vulgar, derogatory, explicit, or implies management, ownership or employment in TAG TEAM Marketing, the Buy Black Movement or any of our programs. No username will be allowed that infringes upon or bears a close similarity to a 3rd party trade name, trademark or celebrity name, or that bears close similarity to a reserved word used by TAG TEAM Marketing. All usernames are subject to the approval of TAG TEAM Marketing. All usernames can be deleted or edited by TAG TEAM Marketing staff at any time.
No postings of text, images, video, links, etc. will be allowed that are offensive, disruptive, divisive, derogatory or explicit. All postings are subject to the approval of TAG TEAM Marketing. All postings can be deleted or edited by TAG TEAM Marketing staff.
You may not transmit, post, link or upload information and/or images that are subject to any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights, or content in which any holder or rights have not given you express authorization for use and distribution on the website.
You may communicate with other members using the website, but you may NOT send unsolicited solicitations or advertisements to individual members. This includes, but is not limited to, sending messages via shout out, sending messages via friend request, sending messages via email, sending an abundance of friend requests to members you do not know personally, posting messages in profiles, calling members on the telephone, sending faxes, text or instant messages. NO SPAMMING IS ALLOWED.
You agree not to communicate with members that request that you not do so.
TAG TEAM Marketing makes an attempt to provide a safe, positive, online environment for its members on the website. From time to time, we monitor communications on the website including, but not limited to, messages posts, shout outs, personal and business profiles, etc. If any communication, materials, information, etc. are found to be inappropriate, action is taken to handle the situation. Any material found to be unlawful will be reported to authorities. If you find any material on the website that appears to be vulgar, explicit, profane, negative or inappropriate in any way, please use the 'report abuse' or 'report this user' feature, or email contact us and notify our staff of it immediately.
To advertise on this website, you must become a paid Black Business Network member (Supplier) and use the specific promotional tools located in the Your Supplier Office section of this website. You may not post your own advertisements, links, banners, images, promotional text or the like, on this website unless you are an active, paid Supplier and use the specific Your Supplier Office section tools designated to do so.
g. Third Party Advertising
Advertisements may be posted on the website and products may be marketed in the online store by third party companies participating in our Supplier program. We are not responsible for the content of these advertisements, nor quality, safety, legality or reliability of the product of services. We make no warranty whatsoever regarding these products or services. Purchase them at your own risk.
Disclaimer of Warranties
TAG TEAM Marketing assumes no liability regarding the communication that takes place on the website, at any TAG TEAM Marketing events, conference calls, meetings, broadcasts, emails, social media or any other medium. TAG TEAM Marketing is not responsible for accuracy or reliability of any information, quality, reliability, legality or safety of any products, services or businesses promoted or sold through the website. Though we attempt to monitor the information that is posted on, promoted or sold through the website, you must asume all responsibility and participate at your own risk. TAG TEAM Marketing makes no warranty or representation of any kind regarding the website, the content, advertising material, information, products or services, links, persons, security of information, solicitations, or the results that may be obtained through the use of any products, services or materials posted on the website, obtained via TAG TEAM Marketing emails, messages, postings, articles, meetings or events, or obtained from any member of Buy Black Movement, TAG TEAM Marketing or any of its programs.
The website contains information, views, postings, listings of products and services, 3rd party products and services for sale, statements, recommendations, announcements, reviews, advice and opinions from various members. TAG TEAM Marketing does not endorse the accuracy, correctness, reliability, workability or usability of any such information, products or services. YOUR USE OF, RELIANCE ON, OR PURCHASE OF ANY SUCH INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES IS MADE COMPLETELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Limit of Liability
TAG TEAM Marketing will not be held liable or responsible for any damages caused by use of information obtained on the Buy Black Movement, errors or omissions of content or information posted on the Buy Black Movement, or security of information provided to the Buy Black Movement. TAG TEAM Marketing will not be responsible for damages caused by unauthorized access to your account on the Buy Black Movement. Please ensure that you log out of your account at the end of each session. Please report any inappropriate usage, communication or abuses, immediately by sending an online message to "Administrator" or using the Contact Us form.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS, TAG TEAM MARKETING, THE BUY BLACK MOVEMENT, ITS RELATED WEBSITES, ITS AFFILATE COMPANIES, OWNERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, MARKETERS, DISTRIBUTORS, WHOLESALERS, LISCENSORS, SHAREHOLDERS, CONTRACTORS, SUPPLIERS AND AGENTS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, CLAIMS FOR DEFAMATION, TRADE DISPARAGEMENT, PRIVACY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INFRINGEMENT) AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COURT COSTS) ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO ANY ALLEGATION REGARDING (1) YOUR USE OF THE BUY BLACK MOVEMENT, (2) TAG TEAM MARKETING'S USE OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE, (3) INFORMATION OR MATERIAL POSTED OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH YOUR BUY BLACK MOVEMENT ACCOUNT, EVEN IF NOT POSTED BY YOU, AND (4) ANY VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT BY YOU.
All content, information, graphics, video clips, software, articles, directories, images and the like that are displayed on the Buy Black Movement or used in connection with the Buy Black Movement is owned by TAG TEAM Marketing and its affiliated companies and suppliers. You may use this content on the Buy Black Movement website only, and solely for your non-commercial use. You may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Buy Black Movement provided you have legitimate right to access the area of the website where the information is located, and do not remove any copyright or trademark notices, logos, website links, hashtags or other marks from the material.
a. Republishing Information
You may not republish any portion of the website on your website, in your magazine, newspaper, on your television or radio show, or any medium without the express written consent of TAG TEAM Marketing. You may not sell or distribute information obtained from TAG TEAM Marketing, the Buy Black Movement or its affiliated websites, social media pages, etc.
b. User Content
By placing information on the website, including messages on the message boards, listings, reviews, profiles, pictures, graphics, etc., you agree that you own or have rights to the material, the information is accurate, true and complete, and the information will not harm TAG TEAM Marketing, its affiliates or its users.
You agree to grant TAG TEAM Marketing royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, store, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works from any information you post, transmit, email, mail or provide to TAG TEAM Marketing or the Buy Black Movement, in any form, media, software or technology or any kind existing now or developed in the future. TAG TEAM Marketing also reserves the right to use any such provided information in other TAG TEAM Marketing projects, promotions, websites, products, directories, videos, audios, publications or any medium whatsoever, without any additional notification or compensation to you.
You may not, at any time, falsely represent yourself as another person, member, company, entity or otherwise, on the website.
a. Linking to Website
You may place a link to the website on your personal website or social media page, as long as your website or social media page does not display explicit, inappropriate, vulgar or derogatory information, your website or social media page does not display information derogatory to TAG TEAM Marketing, the Buy Black Movement, its affiliates, its members or the Black community, and you agree to remove such links immediately upon request of TAG TEAM Marketing.
b. Data Insertion
You may not employ any method to insert data into the website, such as, but not limited to, inserting HTML, interting scripts, database injection, or any code or product that inserts data into the website or its various databases.
c. Website Monitoring
You may not use any "deep-link", "page-scrape", "robot", "spider" or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the website, its various databases or any content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the website or any content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the website. TAG TEAM Marketing reserves the right to bar any such activity.
d. Unauthorized Access
You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the website, or any other systems or networks connected to the website or to any TAG TEAM Marketing server, or to any of the services offered on or through the website, by hacking, password "mining" or any other illegitimate means.
You may not probe, scan or test the vulnerability of the website or any network connected to the website, nor breach the security or authentication measures on the website or any network connected to the website. You may not reverse look-up, trace or seek to trace any information on any other user of or visitor to the website, or any other customer of TAG TEAM Marketing, including any TAG TEAM Marketing account not owned by you, to its source, or exploit the website or any service or information made available or offered by or through the website, in any way where the purpose is to reveal any information, including but not limited to personal identification or information, other than your own information, as provided for by the website.
You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the infrastructure of the website or TAG TEAM Marketing systems, databases or networks, or any systems, databases or networks connected to the website or to TAG TEAM Marketing.
You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the website or any transaction being conducted on the website, or with any other person's use of the website.
You may not forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any message or transmittal you send to TAG TEAM Marketing on or through the website or any service offered on or through the website. You may not pretend that you are, or that you represent, someone else, or impersonate any other individual or entity.
i. Unlawful Activity
TAG TEAM Marketing reserves the right to change these policies at any time, and without notice to you. Changes will be posted here on this page. Your continued use of the website after the posting of any amended policies shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes.