The Black Business Network is an online community for positive Black people who agree with and
believe in the vision of TAG TEAM Marketing International, Inc. (hereby referred to as "TAG TEAM Marketing"),
and wish to shop, network, do business, exchange ideas, socialize and have fun with like-minded people.
Below is a list of policies that must be followed by users of the Black Business Network. By joining or using BlackBusinessNetwork.com, you agree to abide by these policies:
We aim to provide a positive, encouraging, supportive, Black environment for our members. The Black Business Network 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 Black Business Network is one of trust, respect, admiration, encouragement, support, inspiration, motivation, achievement and excellence. We want our members to feel comfortable, to make friends, to do business 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 Black Business Network positive and encouraging. TAG TEAM Marketing does not tolerate vulgarity, profanity, hate, slurs, arguments, hostility, insinuations, profanity, overt or covert sexuality, inflammatory remarks, degradation, put downs, name calling or any such activities.
You or TAG TEAM Marketing may terminate your account at any time and for any reason, including the violation of any of the terms in this document. Once your access to the Black Business Network is terminated, you may not engage in the use of the Black Business Network in any manner or for any reason without the express written consent of TAG TEAM Marketing. You may not create a new account for use. You may not assist a terminated member in gaining access to the Black Business Network via your account.
a. Your Real Name
Here on the Black Business Network, we require the use of your real name. Real names create an honest and accountable environment for all. All user's real names are displayed 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 name, please do not join, or close your account.
Your username must denote yourself, the individual, not a business. Usernames that denote, advertise, promote or in any way represent a business will be deleted. Furthermore, no username will be allowed that is offensive, disruptive, divisive, vulgar, derogatory, explicit, or implies management, ownership or employment in TAG TEAM Marketing or the Black Business Network. No username will be allowed that bears a close similarity to a trade name, trademark or 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.
No postings 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 Black Business Network.
You may communicate with other members using the Black Business Network, 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 email, posting messages in guests books, calling members on the telephone, sending faxes, sending chat, 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 Black Business Network. From time to time, we monitor communications on the Black Business Network including, but not limited to, messages on the forums, chat room interaction, messages, personal and business profiles, guestbooks, 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 Black Business Network 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 email@example.com and notify our staff of it immediately.
To advertise on this website, you must become a paid business member and use the specific advertising tools located in the My Business section of the 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 business member and use the specific My Business section promotional tools designated to do so.
g. Third Party Advertising
Advertisements may be posted on the Black Business Network and products may be marketed in the online store by third party companies. 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 Black Business Network, at any TAG TEAM Marketing events, vendor showcases, conference calls, meetings, broadcasts, emails 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 Black Business Network. Though we attempt to monitor the information that is posted on, promoted or sold through the Black Business Network, you must asume all responsibility and participate at your own risk. TAG TEAM Marketing makes no warranty or representation of any kind regarding the Black Business Network, 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 Black Business Network, obtained via TAG TEAM Marketing emails, messages, postings, articles, meetings or events, or obtained from any member of TAG TEAM Marketing or the Black Business Network.
The Black Business Network 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 Black Business Network, errors or omissions of content or information posted on the Black Business Network, or security of information provided to the Black Business Network. TAG TEAM Marketing will not be responsible for damages caused by unauthorized access to your account on the Black Business Network. 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 sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD HARMLESS, TAG TEAM MARKETING, THE BLACK BUSINESS NETWORK, IT'S 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 BLACK BUSINESS NETWORK, (2) TAG TEAM MARKETING'S USE OF ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE, (3) INFORMATION OR MATERIAL POSTED OR TRANSMITTED THROUGH YOUR BLACK BUSINESS NETWORK 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 Black Business Network or used in connection with the Black Business Network is owned by TAG TEAM Marketing and its affiliated companies and suppliers. You may use this content on the Black Business Network only, and solely for your non-commercial use. You may download or print a single copy of any portion of the Black Business Network 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 from the material.
a. Linking to Website
You may place a link to the Black Business Network on your personal website, as long as your website does not display explicit, inappropriate, vulgar or derogatory information, your website does not display information derogatory to TAG TEAM Marketing, the Black Business Network, it's affiliates, it's members or the Black community, and you agree to remove such links immediately upon request of TAG TEAM Marketing.
b. Republishing Information
You may not republish any portion of the Black Business Network 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 Black Business Network or its affiliated websites.
c. Data Insertion
You may not employ any method to insert data into the website, such as, but not limited to, inserting HTML, scripts, SQL, or any code or product that inserts data into the Black Business Network or its various databases.
d. Data Mining
You may not employ any method to extract data from the Black Business Network, such as, but not limited to, employing spiders, inserting any code or product that mines information from the Black Business Network or its various databases.
e. User Content
By placing information on the Black Business Network, including messages on the message boards or forums, information in the chat rooms, 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 Black Business Network, 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 Black Business Network.
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 Black Business Network after the posting of any amended policies shall constitute your agreement to be bound by any such changes.
Last updated: January 11, 2012