1. Acceptance of Terms

TheHotRoute.com (“TheHotRoute,” “we” or “us”) provides its “Service” (as defined herein) to you (also “User”), subject to the following Terms of Service (“TOS”), which may be updated by us from time to time at our sole discretion without notice to you. Please read the TOS completely before using our web site and internet forums. We recommend that you refer to the TOS from time to time to help make sure you are aware of changes to this TOS. The TOS can be viewed at any time at: http://www.thehotroute.com/terms-of-service. Your use of the Service is conditional upon your acceptance of all terms and conditions contained within the TOS as it exists at the time of use, and your use of the website constitutes acceptance of those terms.

2. Description of Service

TheHotRoute.com currently provides Users with an interactive community and discussion forums (the “Forums”), in which Users can discuss, among other things, daily fantasy football. Through TheHotRoute.com and the Forums, users are able to become members, browse content and engage in various discussions via member blogs, send private messages and contribute to the TheHotRoute.com online community. TheHotRoute.com also provides access to numerous online resources, including various communication tools, forums, articles, reviews, hyperlinks, personalized content and branded programming through its network of affiliates (collectively, the “Service”). Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Service, including the release of new TheHotRoute.com affiliates, software, forum groups, or content, shall be subject to the TOS. You understand and agree that TheHotRoute.com assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, delivery or failure to store any User communication or personalized settings. In addition, TheHotRoute.com holds the rights to modify, discontinue, or suspend any aspect of the Service at any time. TheHotRoute.com may also choose, without notice or liability, to limit or restrict access to portions or all of its features or any other aspect of the Service. You are responsible for obtaining access to the Service and all associated connection fees to the Internet or other Web connection (such as Internet service provider or airtime charges) as well as all equipment necessary to make such connection to the Service. You agree that you may not resell, lease, license, assign, or redistribute the Service, in whole or in part, to any third party.

Please note that the Service is strictly for entertainment and informational purposes. The Service is not to be used for or in conjunction with any illegal activities. You agree that TheHotRoute.com and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, agents, representatives, and assigns will not be liable or responsible for any User activity that may violate any law of the User’s jurisdiction. We do not represent or warrant that actions you take with regard to your account and related activities on the Service will be lawful in any particular jurisdiction. It is incumbent upon you to know the laws that pertain to you within your jurisdiction and to act lawfully at all times when using the Service.

3. Service Content: Information and Features

The Service contains information, advice, text, materials, podcasts, sample lineups, rankings and services (collectively, the “Content”) that are provided for your convenience and entertainment. Third parties also provide some of the Content. You should be aware that the Content might contain errors, omissions, inaccuracies, outdated information, and inadequacies and that the Content may be subject to terms and conditions of third parties not directly under the control of TheHotRoute.com. We make no representations or warranties as to the completeness, accuracy, adequacy, currency or reliability of any Content and will not be liable for any lack of the foregoing.

Third party advertisers may offer goods, services and other materials to you on the Service. Your correspondence and business dealings with advertisers found on or through the Service including, but not limited to, the payment and delivery of goods and services, and any terms, conditions, warranties and representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the advertiser. You agree that TheHotRoute.com will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or the offering of such goods, services, and other Content on the Service. Descriptions of, or references to, products or publications within the Service as we do not imply endorsement of that product or publication.

4. User Registration Obligations

Registration is required for the access and use of certain portions of the Service. Those portions of the Service that require registration are so indicated. In consideration of your registration, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You also hereby agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Service’s registration page. If at any time you provide us with any information about yourself that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete (or we have reasonable grounds to believe you have done so), we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service or any portion thereof.

5. User Account, Password and Security

During completion of the Service’s registration process, you will select an account username and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to immediately notify TheHotRoute.com of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. TheHotRoute.com cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.

6. Privacy Policy

Registration data and certain other information about you are subject to our privacy policy. For more information, see our full privacy policy at: http://www.thehotroute.com/privacy-policy. Your agreement with and acceptance of these TOS shall also constitute explicit agreement with and acceptance of the TheHotRoute.com Privacy Policy.

7. User Content and Conduct

From time to time, TheHotRoute.com may permit you to upload information, advice, text, data, forum communications, software, messages and other materials to the Service (“Your Content”). Your Content is your sole responsibility. This means that you, and not TheHotRoute.com, are entirely responsible for all of Your Content that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available via the Service. If you post personal information on publicly available areas of the Service then you may receive unsolicited messages from third parties. TheHotRoute.com cannot ensure the security of any information you post on publicly available areas of the Service. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any of Your Content including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in Your Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any of Your Content made available via the Service.

TheHotRoute.com does not claim ownership of Your Content; however, you hereby grant TheHotRoute.com a free, world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, and display Your Content and to incorporate Your Content in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed. Your Content is not confidential.

You acknowledge that TheHotRoute.com does not pre-screen Your Content, and that we have the right, but not the obligation, in our sole discretion to modify, transmit over various networks, refuse, remove, or move any of Your Content that is available on the Service. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any of Your Content including, but not limited to, any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of Your Content.

You understand that the Service and software embodied within the Service may include security components that permit digital materials to be protected, and use of these materials is subject to usage rules set by TheHotRoute.com and/or content providers who provide content to the Service. You may not attempt to override or circumvent any of the usage rules embedded into the Service. Any unauthorized reproduction, publication, further distribution or public exhibition of the materials provided on the Service, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited.

You acknowledge and agree that TheHotRoute.com may archive Your Content and may also disclose Your Content at any time and for any reason. Since we do not pre-screen User generated content, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. In addition, you hereby agree not to use Your Content or the Service in any other matter to:

  1. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  2. harm minors in any way;
  3. impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a TheHotRoute.com official, forum leader, forum moderator, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  4. forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Service;
  5. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
  6. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights (“Rights”) of TheHotRoute.com or of any party;
  7. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas that are designated for such purpose;
  8. upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  9. interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;
  10. intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, and any regulations having the force of law;
  11. collect or store personal data about other users.

By accepting the TOS, you agree that TheHotRoute.com may remove or suspend your access and registration to the Service for any misuse described above or otherwise deemed by TheHotRoute.com, in its sole discretion, to potentially endanger the Service, other users, or the Services ability to operate effectively.

8. Disclaimer of Service of Resale

You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of the Service (including User Security information), use of the Service, or access to the Service.

9. Links

The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. Because TheHotRoute.com has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that TheHotRoute.com is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that TheHotRoute.com shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

Other sites may link to, but not replicate TheHotRoute.com content. Any other site that links to the Service shall not (i) create a browser or border environment around any of the content of the Service, (ii) imply that TheHotRoute.com is endorsing or sponsoring it or its products, (iii) present false information about TheHotRoute.com or its products or services, (iv) use TheHotRoute.com. trademarks or other intellectual property, or (v) contain content that could be construed as distasteful, offensive or controversial, without the express written consent of TheHotRoute.com.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this TOS, we reserve the right to deny permission to link to the Service from any website for any reason in our sole and absolute discretion.

10. Termination

You agree that TheHotRoute.com may, under certain circumstances and without prior notice, immediately terminate your User account, profile, any associated email address, and access to the Service. Cause for such termination shall include, but is not limited to: breaches or violations of the TOS or other incorporated agreements or guidelines; requests by law enforcement or other government agencies; a direct request by the User; discontinuance or material modification to the Service, or any part thereof; unexpected technical or security issues or problems; and, extended periods of inactivity. Absent a request from the User, TheHotRoute.com does not intend to terminate User accounts without good cause; however, you agree that any unilateral termination of the account by TheHotRoute.com is ultimately a decision vested in TheHotRoute.com. sole discretion. TheHotRoute.com shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account and associated loss of access to the email address, and access to the Service.

11. Disclaimer of Warranties

THE SERVICE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT, SOFTWARE, DOCUMENTS, FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS, GRAPHICS AND INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH OR SENT FROM THE SERVICE, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS.” TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, TheHotRoute.com AND ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ABOUT:

  1. THE CONTENT ON AND PROVIDED THROUGH THE SERVICE;
  2. THE MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND FUNCTIONS MADE ACCESSIBLE BY THE SOFTWARE USED ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SERVICE;
  3. THE MATERIALS, MESSAGES AND INFORMATION SENT FROM THE SERVICE BY USERS;
  4. ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED BY THIRD PARTIES OR HYPERTEXT LINKS TO THIRD PARTIES; AND/OR
  5. ANY BREACH OF SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION THROUGH THE SERVICE OR ANY LINKED SITE. TheHotRoute.com DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SERVICE OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SERVICE OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

TheHotRoute.com DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES OR USE OF THE SERVICE IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION AND, IN ANY EVENT, SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS SUCH WARRANTIES. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY USING ANY OF THE FEATURES OF THE SERVICE, YOU ACT AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE. FURTHER, TheHotRoute.com AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, WHERE PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE BY LAW, DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND TITLE.

TheHotRoute.com AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE USE OF THE SERVICE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT AND ANY ERRORS CONTAINED THEREIN. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION’S LAW IS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.

12. Limitation of Liability

EXCEPT AS WHERE LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL TheHotRoute.com BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES THAT ARE DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF, THE SERVICE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE OR IF TheHotRoute.com HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

13. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless TheHotRoute.com and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees from any claims, demands, investigations, liabilities, losses, damages, judgments, settlements, costs, and expenses, including attorneys fees out of or in connection with this TOS agreement, including, without limitation, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the TOS, or your violation of any rights of another.

14. Copyrights & Trademarks

The Service is protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions and other copyright laws. The content contained on the Service is protected by copyright and is owned or controlled by TheHotRoute.com or the party credited as the provider of the content. You agree to abide by any and all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any part of the Service. Copying or storing any part of the Service is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from TheHotRoute.com or the copyright holder as identified on the Service.

TheHotRoute.com and other service marks, trademarks and logos displayed on the Service are the property of TheHotRoute.com or its licensors. You agree not to display or use the TheHotRoute.com intellectual property in any manner, without express written consent from TheHotRoute.com.

Elements of the Service including, but not limited to, the “look and feel,” are protected by trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. No logo, graphic, sound or image from the Service may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by TheHotRoute.com.

By agreeing to the TOS, you agree and understand that TheHotRoute.com may terminate use of the Service of subscribers and account holders who infringe the rights of copyright holders.

15. Governing Law; Jurisdiction and Venue

The TOS and the relationship between you and TheHotRoute.com shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the New Jersey State courts.

16. Miscellaneous Information

This TOS contains the sole and entire agreement between the parties with respect to the use of the Service and supersedes any and all other prior written or oral agreements between them. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the TOS must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Captions contained in this TOS are inserted only as a matter of convenience or for reference and in no way define, limit, extend, or describe the scope of this TOS or the intent of any provision of this TOS. It is the intent of the parties that neither this TOS, nor any covenant in this TOS, shall be construed against either party pursuant to the common law rule of construction against the drafter. If any provision of this TOS shall be held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction or as a result of future legislative action, such holding or action shall be strictly construed and shall not affect the validity or effect of any other provision of this TOS.Users are not permitted to promote special interests, services or products within forum threads or posts Threads or posts that do not follow this policy will be considered spam by TheHotRoute.com, subject to deletion, and the offending User may be penalized up to termination of the account, at TheHotRoute.com sole discretion.

User posts that TheHotRoute.com, in its sole discretion, determines are made with the intent to promote or advertise goods or services, including other websites, will be deemed spam and will not be allowed and may be deleted in TheHotRoute.com. sole discretion Users who modify their locations, title, or username in an attempt to avoid enforcement of this policy may be penalized in TheHotRoute.com. sole discretion, up to and including termination of the account.

While TheHotRoute.com endeavors to foster an open and exciting forum environment and will not delete or remove User posts except for good cause, TheHotRoute.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to remove any User post (or any portion thereof).