Terms of Use

SURFSAFELY.COM is a family friendly web directory. What we strive to provide is an index where every site listed is rated according to its content. An environment for conscientious web developers to list their sites enabling parents to effectively select the content level they wish for themselves and their families to have access to. The criteria for submission are:

1. All web sites indexed here, regardless of content, MUST be PICS rated with ICRA or SafeSurf, sometimes both. If you’re not familiar with PICS, please visit our developer’s page to learn more.

2. Mature discussion of adult subject matter is permitted but the following is now prohibited:

  • Pornography,
  • Glorification, manufacture or procurement of illegal drugs, 1
  • Glorification, manufacture or procurement of illegal weaponry, 1
  • Profanity and abusive language,
  • Promotion of intolerance, hate and violence towards others,
  • Online gambling.
  • JavaScript site spamming, pop-ups or prominant links leading to any of the above. 2

All sites making reference to mature subject matter are screened by a human editor prior to addition to our index. SURFSAFELY.COM reserves the right to choose which URLs appear in our directory.

While we make diligent efforts to ensure all sites listed here are rated appropriately, we may not be able to verify all of it. In addition, some people may disagree over how content should be rated. That’s why you may see some content you think is adult content even if you use the PICS filters. If that happens, please let us know by emailing us from our Feedback page. SEE “DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.”

Indemnity 

You understand that you are personally responsible for your behavior while on the Site, and agree to indemnify and hold SURFSAFELY.COM and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their officers, directors, employees and agents harmless from and against any loss, damage, liability, cost or expense of any kind (including attorneys’ fees) that we may incur in connection with a third party claim or otherwise, in relation to your use of the Services or access to the Site, or your violation of either these Terms or the rights of any third party.

Disclaimer of Warranties 

SEARCH RESULTS: THE WEB CHANGES CONSTANTLY AND NO SEARCHING OR INDEXING TECHNIQUES CAN POSSIBLY INCLUDE ALL PAGES ACCESSIBLE ON THE WEB IN ITS INDEX OF SITES (THE “INDEX”). AS A RESULT, SURFSAFELY.COM DOES NOT AND CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOUR SEARCH RESULTS WILL BE COMPLETE OR ACCURATE OR THAT THE LINKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INDEX WILL BE ACCURATE OR ACTIVE AT THE TIME OF YOUR SEARCH. THE WEB SITES INCLUDED IN THE INDEX ARE DEVELOPED BY PEOPLE WE DO NOT CONTROL. THE PROCESS OF INCLUDING SITES IN THE INDEX IS LARGELY AUTOMATIC. SURFSAFELY.COM CANNOT AND DOES NOT SCREEN THE SITES INCLUDED IN THE INDEX. FOR THESE REASONS, WE ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITE INCLUDED IN THE INDEX, AND ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE (OR ANY SITE YOU MAY LINK TO FROM THE SITE), OR ANY OFFENSIVE OR OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE CONTENT CONTAINED IN THE SITE (OR ANY SITE YOU MAY LINK TO FROM THE SITE).

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES (INCLUDING ANY DOWNLOAD FROM THE SERVICES AND ANY LOSS OF DATA OR OTHER DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM YOU EXPERIENCE FROM USING THE SERVICES) IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE SERVICES, INDEX AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND OTHER CONTENT (INCLUDING THIRD PARTY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND CONTENT) INCLUDED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” “WHERE-IS” AND “WHERE AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SURFSAFELY.COM MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT SURFSAFELY.COM DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, CAN MODIFY THE TERMS OF THE DISCLAIMER SET FORTH IN THIS DOCUMENT.

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SURFSAFELY.COM DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND (EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS) AS TO THE SERVICES, INDEX AND ALL INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND OTHER CONTENT (INCLUDING THIRD PARTY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND CONTENT) INCLUDED IN OR ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SITE.

Liability Disclaimer 

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL SURFSAFELY.COM, ITS PARENT OR SUBSIDIARIES, ANY OF THE COMPANIES IT IS AFFILIATED WITH, OR ANY OF ITS CONTENT PROVIDERS BE LIABLE TO YOU (OR ANY THIRD PARTY MAKING CLAIMS THROUGH YOU) FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, PROFITS, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, OR THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO AND TAMPERING WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OR TRANSMISSIONS, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, UNAUTHORIZED USE, PERFORMANCE OR NONPERFORMANCE OF THE SITE, THE SERVICES OR THE INDEX, EVEN IF SURFSAFELY.COM HAS BEEN ADVISED PREVIOUSLY OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW OR OTHERWISE.

Manipulation of Search Results 

We are committed to provide our users the most relevant search results presented in the order of greatest relevance. We rank search results automatically according to established ranking criteria (which may change from time to time). We do not guarantee any ranking results for any Web page. We also reserve the right in our sole discretion to adjust the ranking of search results for any Web page and to remove Web pages if we believe people are abusing our Site. If you believe that our search results have been manipulated, please Email us and include “Search Results Manipulation” in the subject message. Please give us enough details to understand your claim. We will evaluate your claims but we reserve the right to take action or not.

Modification and Termination 

We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time, without notice, and your continued use of the Services after any change we make will mean that you agreed with the changes. IN THE EVENT THAT YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY CHANGE, PLEASE DO NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES IN ANY MANNER FOR ANY PURPOSE.

Miscellaneous 

These Terms are the entire agreement between you and us. They supersede any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements between you and SURFSAFELY.COM relating to your use of the Site or the Services. If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable, it will not impact any other provision of these Terms, all of which will remain in full force and effect. These Terms are governed by, and will be interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the State of Connecticut, without regard to any choice of law provisions. Although you acknowledge that we will have the ability to enforce our rights in any court of competent jurisdiction, you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Hartford County, Connecticut, U.S.A., regarding any and all disputes relating to these Terms, your use of the Site or the Services.

All material presented at SurfSafely.com is Copyright © 1999-2009, New England Webmasters. All rights reserved. SurfSafely.com, SurfSafety.com and Child Safety-Net are sm New England Webmasters. Reproduction or retransmission of any portion herein in any form is strictly forbidden without prior written consent.

Questions or comments may be sent to:

SurfSafely.com
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Burlington, CT 06013
email

Notes:

1) The term “illegal” shall be defined by the existing federal laws of the Unites States of America.
2) “Site spamming” is the term used when users become bombarded with numerous new browser windows just by going to a page and is a favorite tool of porn predators. What then appears is entirely at the discretion of the web site operator and often against our terms for inclusion in this directory. Sites given to such practices, even though their material may be suitable, will be barred from this directory until such time as they discontinue this practice. Our rule of thumb for determining how much is too much will be – Only one pop-up window allowed, pointing only to content within the same domain to material suitable for our directory.