Our leaders are the Best in the Fields of Media, Marketing, Content, Publishing and Technology
Chief Executive Officer
Benjamin Blank has spent the majority of his career directing and producing short film and national commercial spots with online extensions for the world's largest advertisers. Prior to Woven, he co-founded production company Locksmith Content. At Locksmith he directed award winning TV commercials, web films, branded content, and films for clients including American Express, Nike and Groupon.
General Manager of Publishing
A co-founding member of Rawkus Records, UPROXX and Big Frame, Jarret Myer comes to Woven an expert in the fields of entertainment, publisher technology and blogger relations. Jarret works with the Woven team on scaling content in real-time, building the best up-to-the-minute content for our audiences and brands to use as an engagement platform.
Matthew P. Polesetsky served as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Demand Media, Inc. from March 2010 through February 2014, and as Demand Media's Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs from March 2007 to March 2010. While at Demand Media, Matt led the legal team's efforts in support of the company's initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in January 2011. During the two years prior to joining Demand Media, Matt served as General Counsel of MySpace, Inc. until its acquisition by News Corporation, and then as Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Fox Interactive Media, Inc. Matt also practiced business law in private practice, principally at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. Matt holds a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and a B.A. in Sociology, magna cum laude, from Haverford College.
Policy Effective Date: June 10th, 2015
The UproxxMediaGroup Site is Uproxx's corporate website and may serve, if we so elect, as a hub for users to post content, participate in contests, and to enjoy the content posted by Uproxx and other users. The content, our video player, and any other features, tools, materials, or other services offered in connection with the Uproxx Sites from time to time by Uproxx on any device or platform are referred to collectively as the "Uproxx Services."
The Policy describes:
• The information we collect and how we collect it;
• What we do with the information we collect;
• Information sharing and disclosure;
• How you can access and update your information;
• How we protect information;
• Linked sites and advertisements;
• Users from outside the United States;
• How to contact us;
• Your California privacy rights;
• No rights of third parties; and
• Changes to this policy.
The Information We Collect and How We Collect It
How we collect and store information depends on the Uproxx Services you use and the devices you use to access the Uproxx Services. You can use some of the Uproxx Services without providing any information other than that automatically collected as described below.
We may collect information about you during your use of the Uproxx Services, including your name, username, password, email address, and information you provide or post on the Uproxx Services or allow us to access when you do certain things, such as:
• Enter registration information for the Uproxx Services;
• Enter a sweepstakes or contest or register for a promotion;
• Participate in voting or polling activities;
• Request certain features (e.g., newsletters);
• Sign up to receive SMS (text message) notifications;
• Download or use one of our mobile applications;
• Connect with the Uproxx Services or otherwise allow us to access certain information about you via Facebook and other social networking services (collectively, "social networking services"); or
• Post content to or on the Uproxx Services.
We may also combine information that we collect from you with information we obtain about you from third parties and information derived from any other service we provide.
Please be careful whenever you are online. Should you choose to voluntarily disclose information through the Uproxx Services, such as via social networking sites or in comments you post, that information can be viewed publicly and can be collected and used by third parties without our knowledge.
Cookies and Other Electronic Technologies
When you use the Uproxx Services, we use persistent and session cookies and other tracking technologies to: (a) store your username and password; (b) analyze the usage of the Uproxx Services; (c) customize the Uproxx Services to your preferences; and (d) control the advertising displayed by the Uproxx Services. We may also use other Internet technologies, such as Flash technologies, Web beacons or pixel tags, and other similar technologies, to deliver or communicate with cookies and track your use of the Uproxx Services (including to serve you ads when you are on other websites or the Internet when we can access those cookies). We also may include Web beacons in e-mail messages or newsletters to determine whether the message has been opened. As we adopt additional technology, we may also gather additional information through other methods.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies by visiting the Help portion of your browser's toolbar. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in, customize, or use some of the interactive features of the Uproxx Services. Flash cookies operate differently than browser cookies, and cookie management tools available in a web browser will not remove flash cookies. To learn more about how to manage flash cookies, you can visit theAdobe website and make changes at the Global Privacy Settings Panel.
Third Party Advertising and Your Choices
Device Location Information
We may collect different types of information about your location, including general information (e.g., IP address, zip code) and more specific information (e.g., GPS-based functionality on mobile devices used to access the Uproxx Services), and may use that information to customize the Uproxx Services with location-based information, advertising, and features. For example, if you provide a zip code that indicates that you live in Chicago, the Uproxx Services may be customized with Chicago-specific information and advertisements. In order to do this, your location information may be passed along to our Affiliates, agents, vendors or advertisers. If you access the Uproxx Services through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with location-tracking information, you can disable the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device, provided your device allows you to do this. See your device manufacturer's instructions for further details.
What We Do With The Information We Collect
We use the information that we collect for the following purposes:
• For the purposes for which you provided it;
• To send you information about your relationship or transactions with us;
• To send you alerts or other communications;
• To notify you about new features of the Uproxx Services, special events, or products, services, and special offers;
• To administer sweepstakes and contests;
• To process and respond to your inquiries;
• To contact you with information that we believe will be of interest to you;
• To attribute content that you make available through the Uproxx Services;
• To generate and review reports and data about our user base and service usage patterns;
• To analyze the accuracy, effectiveness, usability, or popularity of the Uproxx Services;
• To improve the content and features of the Uproxx Services or develop new Uproxx Services;
• To allow us to personalize the content and advertising that you see on the Uproxx Services;
• To enforce the legal terms that govern your use of the Uproxx Services; and
• To administer and troubleshoot the Uproxx Services.
The Uproxx Services are supported by advertising revenue. We will send you commercial email on behalf of ourselves, our affiliates, and advertisers. Each such email we send you will have an opt-out that you can use to stop receiving such communications.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We will make your information available to other companies, websites, applications or people in the circumstances described below:
• We may share your information with any affiliate or agent of Uproxx in order to provide the Uproxx Services or advertising or to communicate with you on our behalf.
• When you sign up to participate in a contest or sweepstakes, your information may also be provided to our sweepstakes or contest advertisers, operators, or sponsors and the use of that information will be also governed by those advertisers', operators', or sponsors' privacy policies or practices.
• We may disclose your information in response to requests from law enforcement authorities, subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process we receive, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or to defend against legal claims.
As we continue to develop our business, we may sell, buy, merge or partner with other companies or businesses. In such transactions, user information may be among the transferred assets. Your information may also be transferred to a trustee or other person in the unlikely event of a bankruptcy or other insolvency event.
How You Can Access and Update Your Information
You may review and update certain user profile information by logging in to the relevant portions of the Uproxx Services where such information may be updated (if available) or by contacting us at email@example.com.
How We Protect Information
We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect against the unauthorized access, destruction or alteration of your information. Despite our best efforts, however, no security measures are completely impenetrable.
Linked Sites and Advertisements
The Uproxx Services may contain links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those third-party websites.
Users from Outside the United States
Uproxx prohibits registration or subscription by, and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from, anyone under 13 years of age.
Attention: Legal Department
10381 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Your California Privacy Rights
California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Rights of Third Parties
1. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
The Uproxx Site is Uproxx's corporate website and may serve, if we so elect, as a hub for users to post content, participate in contests, and to enjoy the content posted by Uproxx and other users (collectively, the "Content"). The Content, our video player, and any other features, tools, materials, or other services offered from time to time by Uproxx through a variety of Access Points (defined below) are referred to collectively as the "Uproxx Services." The term "Access Points" refers to, collectively, the Uproxx Site, applications, and other means through which the Uproxx Services may be accessed.
Use of the Uproxx Services is subject to compliance with these Terms and any contest rules or other agreements that you enter into with Uproxx with respect to a specific contest or other promotion (each, a "Promotion Agreement"). When there is a conflict between a Promotion Agreement and these Terms, the Promotion Agreement controls. By using any of the Uproxx Services, you are agreeing to these Terms.
2. CHANGES TO THESE TERMS
We may need to make changes to these Terms for many reasons. You should look at these Terms regularly, which are posted on the Uproxx Site and are accessible via a link at the bottom of every page. If we make a material change to these Terms, we will notify you by posting notice of the change on the Uproxx Site. If you are a registered user, we will also send an email to the email address you most recently provided to us prior to the change taking effect. Therefore, it is important that you keep your account information, including email address, updated. Material changes to these Terms shall be effective automatically 30 days after they are initially posted.
3. ACCESS AND USE OF THE UPROXX SERVICES
3.1 Age Limitations. If you are under the age of 13, you are not permitted to register with Uproxx or provide your personal information to Uproxx.
3.2 Your License. Uproxx is pleased to grant you a non-exclusive limited license to use the Uproxx Services, including accessing and viewing the Content for personal, non-commercial purposes as set forth in these Terms.
3.3 The Content. You may only access and view the Content personally and for a non-commercial purpose in compliance with these Terms. You may not either directly or through the use of any software or other means interfere with or circumvent any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices marked on the Content or any digital rights management mechanism or other content protection or measure associated with the Content. You may not either directly or through the use of any software or other means copy, download, distribute, modify, display, sell, or transmit the Content. You may not make the Content available via frames or in-line links. In addition, you are prohibited from creating derivative works or materials that otherwise are derived from or based on in any way the Content.
3.4 The Video Player. You may not modify, enhance, remove, interfere with, or otherwise alter in any way any portion of the Uproxx video player, its underlying technology, any digital rights management mechanism, device, or other content protection or access control measure incorporated into the video player.
3.5 Embedding a Video Using the Video Player. Where Uproxx has incorporated an embed option in connection with Content on the Uproxx Services, you may embed videos using the video player, provided you do not embed the Video Player on any website or other location that contains, links to, or hosts content that is unlawful, pornographic, obscene, libelous, threatening, vulgar, hateful, racially offensive, encourages criminal conduct, gives rise to civil liability, infringes any right of any third party, or is otherwise inappropriate or objectionable to Uproxx in its sole discretion (collectively, "Unsuitable Material"). Uproxx reserves the right to prevent embedding to any website or other location that Uproxx finds inappropriate or objectionable, as determined by Uproxx in its sole discretion.
3.6 Ownership. You agree that Uproxx owns and retains all rights to the Uproxx Services. You further agree that the Content you access and view as part of the Uproxx Services is owned or controlled by Uproxx and/or Uproxx's licensors.
3.7 Your Responsibilities. You will not use the Uproxx Services in a way that:
• violates the rights of others, including trademark, copyright, privacy, publicity, or other proprietary rights;
• uses technology or other means to access, index, frame or link to the Uproxx Services that is not authorized by Uproxx (including by removing, disabling, bypassing, or circumventing any content protection or access control mechanisms);
• involves accessing the Uproxx Services through any automated means, including "robots," "spiders," or "offline readers";
• introduces viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
• damages, disables, overburdens, impairs, or gains unauthorized access to the Uproxx Services, including Uproxx's servers, computer network, or user accounts;
• removes, modifies, disables, blocks, obscures or otherwise impairs any advertising in connection with the Uproxx Services;
• uses the Uproxx Services to advertise or promote services that are not expressly approved in advance in writing by Uproxx;
• violates these Terms or any guidelines or policies posted by Uproxx;
• interferes with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Uproxx Services; or
• attempts to do any of the foregoing.
3.8 No Spam/Unsolicited Communications. You may not use the Uproxx Services to harvest information about users for the purpose of sending, or to facilitate the sending of, unsolicited bulk or other communications. If you Post (as defined in Section 6 below) or otherwise send spam or other unsolicited communications of any kind through the Uproxx Services, you acknowledge that you will have caused substantial harm to Uproxx and that the amount of such harm would be extremely difficult to measure. As a reasonable estimation of such harm, you agree to pay Uproxx $50 for each such unsolicited communication you send through the Uproxx Services.
3.9 Additional Terms. In order to participate in certain Uproxx Services or access certain Content, you may be notified that it is necessary to agree to additional terms and conditions. Unless otherwise provided by these additional terms and conditions, they are hereby incorporated into these Terms.
3.10 Suspension/Discontinuation. We may change, suspend, or discontinue some or all of the Uproxx Services with respect to any or all users, at any time without notice or liability to you.
4. ACCOUNTS AND REGISTRATION
We may from time to time offer various features that require registration or the creation of an account with Uproxx. If at any time you choose to register or create an account with us, the additional terms and conditions set forth below also will apply.
You are responsible for all use of your account. By allowing others to access your account, you agree to be responsible for ensuring that they comply with these Terms and you agree to be responsible for their activity using the Uproxx Services.
All registration information you submit must be accurate and updated. Because you are responsible for all use of your account, including unauthorized use by any third party, please be very careful to guard the security of your password. Please notify us by email at email@example.com as soon as you know of, or suspect any unauthorized use of, your account. Please also make sure to notify us if your registration information changes.
We reserve the right to immediately terminate your use of the Uproxx Services at any time, without notice or liability, if Uproxx determines in its sole discretion that you have breached these Terms or for any other business reason.
5. COLLECTION AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
6. USER MATERIALS, REVIEWS, AND COMMENTS
6.1 Your Posts. As part of the Uproxx Services, users may have an opportunity to publish, transmit, submit, or otherwise post (collectively, "Post") videos, blogs, reviews, comments, or other materials (collectively, "User Material"). In order to keep the Uproxx Services enjoyable for all of our users, you must adhere to the rules below.
You must not Post User Material that: (i) contains Unsuitable Material (as defined above in Section 3); or (ii) improperly claims the identity of another person.
You must be, or have first obtained permission from, the rightful owner of any User Material you Post. By submitting User Material, you represent and warrant that you own the User Material or otherwise have the right to grant Uproxx the license provided below. You also represent and warrant that the Posting of your User Material does not violate any right of any party, including privacy rights, publicity rights, and intellectual property rights. In addition, you agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and other payments owed to any party by reason of your Posting User Material. Uproxx will remove all User Material if we are properly notified that such User Material infringes on another person's rights. You acknowledge that Uproxx does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Material.
By Posting User Material, you are not forfeiting any ownership rights in such material to Uproxx. After Posting your User Material, you continue to retain all of the same ownership rights you had prior to Posting. By Posting your User Material, you grant Uproxx a limited license to use, display, reproduce, distribute, modify, delete from, add to, prepare derivative works of, publicly perform, and publish such User Material through the Uproxx Services worldwide, including on or through any Property, in perpetuity, in any media formats and any media channels now known or hereinafter created. The license you grant to Uproxx is non-exclusive (meaning you are not prohibited by us from licensing your User Material to anyone else in addition to Uproxx), fully-paid, royalty-free (meaning that Uproxx is not required to pay you for the use of your User Material), and sublicensable. By Posting your User Material, you also hereby grant each user of the Uproxx Services a non-exclusive, limited license to access your User Material, and to use, display, reproduce, distribute, and perform such User Material as permitted through the functionality of the Uproxx Services and under these Terms.
6.2 Third Party Posts. Despite these restrictions, please be aware that some material provided by users may be objectionable, unlawful, inaccurate, or inappropriate. Uproxx does not endorse any User Material, and User Material that is Posted does not reflect the opinions or policies of Uproxx. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to remove User Material that we determine, in our sole discretion, is inappropriate or for any other business reason. In no event does Uproxx assume any responsibility or liability whatsoever for any User Material, and you agree to waive any legal or equitable rights or remedies you may have against Uproxx with respect to such User Material. You can help us tremendously by notifying us of any inappropriate User Material you find by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: "Inappropriate User Material".
7. LINKED DESTINATIONS AND ADVERTISING
7.1 Third Party Destinations. If we provide links or pointers to other websites or destinations, you should not infer or assume that Uproxx operates, controls, or is otherwise connected with these other websites or destinations. When you click on a link within the Uproxx Services, we will not warn you that you have left the Uproxx Services and are subject to the terms and conditions (including privacy policies) of another website or destination.
Uproxx is not responsible for the content or practices of any website or destination other than the Uproxx Site, even if it links to the Uproxx Site and even if the website or destination is operated by a company affiliated or otherwise connected with Uproxx.
7.2 Advertisements. Uproxx takes no responsibility for advertisements or any third party material Posted on any Access Point where the Uproxx Services are available, nor does it take any responsibility for the products or services provided by advertisers. Any dealings you have with advertisers while using the Uproxx Services are between you and the advertiser, and you agree that Uproxx is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against an advertiser.
Uproxx and other Uproxx marks, graphics, logos, scripts, and sounds are trademarks of Uproxx. None of the Uproxx trademarks may be copied, downloaded, or otherwise exploited.
9. UNSOLICITED SUBMISSIONS
It is Uproxx's policy not to accept unsolicited submissions, including scripts, story lines, articles, fan fiction, characters, drawings, information, suggestions, ideas, or concepts. Uproxx's policy is to delete any such submission without reading it. Therefore, any similarity between an unsolicited submission and any elements in any Uproxx creative work, including a film, series, story, title, or concept, would be purely coincidental.
10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THE UPROXX SERVICES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE UPROXX SERVICES, INCLUDING THE UPROXX SITE, THE CONTENT, THE VIDEO PLAYER, USER MATERIAL, AND ANY OTHER MATERIALS CONTAINED ON OR PROVIDED THROUGH ANY ACCESS POINT, ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, ARE PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, UPROXX DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, COMPLETENESS, AVAILABILITY, SECURITY, COMPATIBILITY OR NONINFRINGEMENT; OR THAT THE UPROXX SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, FREE OF VIRUSES AND OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, ACCURATE, ERROR FREE, OR RELIABLE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL UPROXX OR ITS AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE INVESTORS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AND SUPPLIERS (INCLUDING DISTRIBUTORS AND CONTENT LICENSORS) (COLLECTIVELY, THE "UPROXX PARTIES"), BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE USE OF THE UPROXX SERVICES (INCLUDING ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ADVERTISED IN, OBTAINED ON, OR PROVIDED THROUGH ANY ACCESS POINT), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER THEORY, EVEN IF THE UPROXX PARTIES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE EXCEED $100.
YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS THE UPROXX PARTIES FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS, DAMAGES, EXPENSES (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES AND COSTS), AND OTHER LOSSES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO YOUR BREACH OR ALLEGED BREACH OF THESE TERMS OR YOUR USE OF THE UPROXX SERVICES. UPROXX RESERVES THE RIGHT, AT OUR OWN EXPENSE, TO EMPLOY SEPARATE COUNSEL AND ASSUME THE EXCLUSIVE DEFENSE AND CONTROL OF ANY MATTER OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO INDEMNIFICATION BY YOU.
11. NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR CLAIMS OF COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
If you believe that any Content, User Material, or other material provided through the Uproxx Services, including through a link, infringes your copyright, you should notify Uproxx of your infringement claim in accordance with the procedure set forth below.
We will process each notice of alleged infringement that Uproxx receives and take appropriate action in accordance with applicable intellectual property laws. A notification of claimed copyright infringement should be emailed to Uproxx's copyright agent at IPClaims@uproxx.com with subject line: "DMCA Takedown Request". You may also contact us by mail or facsimile at:
Attention: Copyright Agent
10381 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information: (i) an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright interest; (ii) a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed; (iii) a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Uproxx Services that is reasonably sufficient to enable Uproxx to identify and locate the material; (iv) how Uproxx can contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and email address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and under penalty of perjury that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner or the owner of an exclusive right in the material.
Uproxx has a policy of terminating repeat infringers in appropriate circumstances.
13. RESOLUTION OF CLAIMS
In an attempt to find the quickest and most efficient resolution of any issues between you and Uproxx, you and Uproxx agree to first discuss any issue informally for at least 30 days. To do that, please send your full name and contact information, your concern and your proposed solution by mail to us at: Uproxx, Inc, 10381 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232 - Attn: Legal Department.
14. GENERAL INFORMATION
14.1 Export Controls. Software and the transmission of applicable technical data, if any, in connection with the Uproxx Services are subject to export controls. You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding software and the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.
14.2 Choice of Law and Forum. These Terms are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California without giving effect to principles of conflicts of law. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Los Angeles County, State of California for any claim seeking injunctive relief and/or damages in excess of $15,000.
14.3 No Waiver/Reliance. If we fail to act in response to a violation of these Terms, you should not assume that we do not object to the violation or even that we are aware of it. In addition, you may not construe a waiver of any provision of these Terms with respect to any party as a waiver of that provision (or any other provision) with respect to either that party or any other party. Further, Uproxx's decision to delay exercising or enforcing any right or remedy under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or remedy.
If you have any questions or comments about these Terms, please contact us at email@example.com.