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Welcome! We're happy to have you here, and hope you find LOLbook delightful to use. LOLbook.com is a place to find the best funny pics, videos, GIFs, vines and memes from around the web. Whether you love funny animals, fails & pranks, comics, or sports bloopers, LOLbook makes it easy and fun to organize your favorite funnies into your personal LOLbooks.
The following document outlines the terms of use of the LOLbook website. You can also review our Privacy Policy, which outlines our practices towards handling any personal information that you may provide to us.
Before using any of the LOLbook services, you are required to read, understand and agree to these terms. The column on the right provides a short explanation of the terms of use and is not legally binding.

Acceptance Of Terms

LOLbook offers various services to you, the “User”, through our web site (LOLbook.com), our application on mobile devices, and through various third party applications (collectively the “Service”), all of which are conditioned on your agreement to adhere to the following Terms of Service without modification of any kind. Your use of the LOLbook Service and/or your registration with LOLbook constitutes your agreement to these Terms of Service. These Terms of Service are subject to change at any time, without prior notice. You are responsible for reviewing these Terms of Service on a regular basis. Your use of this Service following any amendment of these Terms of Service will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. These Terms of Service apply to all visitors and all who access our web site or Services.

IN SIMPLE TERMS:

By using LOLbook you agree to all the terms below.

Privacy

LOLbook respects the privacy and security of our Users. You understand that by using our Services, you give consent to the collection, use and disclosure of our personally identifiable information as well as any non-personally identifiable information, as described in more detail in our Privacy Policy.

IN SIMPLE TERMS:

We need your info to create an account and personalize your service, but we won't abuse it.

Registration

You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you represent that you are over the age of 13, as this Service is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use LOLbook or our Service—there are lots of other great websites for you. Talk to your parents about what sites are appropriate for you.
In our discretion, we may maintain different accounts for different types of Users. If you open an account on behalf of a company, organization, or other entity, then (a) “you” includes you and that entity, and (b) you represent and warrant that you are an authorized representative of the entity with the authority to bind the entity to these Terms of Service, and that you agree to these Terms on the entity's behalf. By connecting to LOLbook with a third-party service (e.g., Facebook or Twitter), you give us permission to access and use your information from that service as permitted by that third-party service, and to store your log-in credentials for that third-party service. The Service is not available to any User who has been removed from the Service by LOLbook.

IN SIMPLE TERMS:

To fully use our services, you need to be of legal age (no fake IDs accepted) and be honest about your identity.

Sharing Your Content

LOLbook allows Users to post, share, book and buy various content on the Service. Unless otherwise agreed in writing signed by LOLbook, by submitting content, adding photos, video, data or other materials directly through the Service or suggesting any ideas or feedback (collectively, "Materials"), you hereby grant to LOLbook a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully transferable, sublicenseable, nonexclusive right and license to use, access, store, copy, modify, re-tap, re-post, rearrange, display, distribute, reproduce, perform, create derivative works from, and otherwise use and exploit all such Materials in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future and the right to sublicense the foregoing rights through multiple tiers without compensation to you. You further grant to LOLbook a royalty-free right and license to use your name, image and/or likeness in advertising and in connection with the licensed rights for the Materials. You also agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless LOLbook from and against any claims or costs, including attorneys' fees, arising from the use or distribution of those Materials. You further grant LOLbook the right to use your name in connection with the reproduction or distribution of any such Material. While LOLbook is not under any obligation to monitor content provided by Users, LOLbook may, in its sole determination, remove any content that it deems objectionable, offensive, unlawful or in violation of these Terms of Service.
Subject to the license above, you retain all of your rights in all of the Materials you post to our Service, including all copyright rights; moral rights; rights of publicity; trademark, trade dress and service mark rights (and associated goodwill); trade secret rights; patent rights and all other intellectual property and proprietary rights as they may now exist or hereafter come into existence, and all applications for any of these rights and registrations, renewals and extensions of any of these rights, in each case under the laws of any state, country, territory or other jurisdiction. The LOLbook Service, all content and other subject matter included on or within the Service (“LOLbook Content”) is the property of LOLbook or its licensors. LOLbook reserves all of its rights with respect the LOLbook Content.

IN SIMPLE TERMS:

We need legal rights to use your content while you use our service, but it's ultimately your stuff. However if you're doing something that violates our policies, we may remove it.

Commenting

The Service site may offer forums, blogs, comments areas, bulletin boards and chat rooms (collectively, "Forums") that are intended to provide users 18 years of age and older an interesting and stimulating forum in which they can express their opinions and share their ideas. LOLbook does not endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or information posted on these Forums. Please use your best judgment, and be respectful of other individuals using these Forums. Do not use vulgar, abusive or hateful language. Uploading copyrighted or other proprietary material of any kind on the Service without the express permission of the owner of that material is prohibited and may result in civil and/or criminal liability. Any information you disclose when posting a message in these Forums may become public. You should not include any information in your posting that you do not want other parties to see or use and you hereby agree that you will not hold LOLbook responsible for any third party's use of information contained in such posting. To maintain a positive, creative environment in which Users may book, share and display Materials, we ask that you only use the Service in a manner that is consistent with our Acceptable Use Policy below.
You agree not to use user names or Forum titles that are offensive, obscene, or harassing to others. We reserve the right to require you to change your user name or the title of your Forum at any time and for any reason in our sole discretion.

IN SIMPLE TERMS:

Play nice with others.
Remember: this is a public forum. People may leave comments on our site that you (and we) may not like. LOLbook cannot be held responsible for someone being mean or idiotic, but we will do our best to make sure everybody is playing nicely together.

Responsibility For User Content

LOLbook respects the rights of third party creators and content owners and expects that you will do the same. Given the nature of the Service and the volume of Materials submitted, LOLbook cannot and does not monitor all of the Materials posted or transmitted by you and other third-party information providers via the Service, including, without limitation, any Materials posted via the Forums. You expressly agree that LOLbook: (a) will not be liable for Materials and (b) reserve the right to review, reject, delete, remove, modify, or edit any Materials at any time for any reason, without liability and without notice to you. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove User Content from the Service for any reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms or our Acceptable Use Policy below.
It is the policy of LOLbook to respond to all claims of intellectual property infringement. We will promptly investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions required under the Canadian law and other applicable intellectual property laws.
Notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to a Service Provider's Designated Agent. Notification must be submitted to the following Designated Agent for this website: LOLbook.com, Attention: Legal Department, 1812A - 361 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3R5. Email: Legal@LOLbook.com
To be effective, the notification must be a written communication.

  1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  3. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
  5. A statement that the complaining party has a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;
  6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

IN SIMPLE TERMS:

You're responsible for what you post. If you don't like what someone booked or you think it violates Copyright, let us know.

Acceptable Use Policy

The following is a partial list of the kinds of activities that are prohibited on or through the LOLbook Service: (a) submitting Materials that are potentially offensive to the online community, such as content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; (b) engaging in activities or submitting Materials that could be harmful to minors; (c) engaging in activity or submitting Materials that harasses or advocates harassment of another person; (d) engaging in activity that involves the transmission of "junk mail" or unsolicited mass mailing or "spam" or harvesting or otherwise collecting personally identifiable information about Service users, including names, phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, (collectively, "User Data") without their consent; (e) engaging in activity, or submitting Materials, or promoting information that is false, misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; (f) submitting Materials that contain restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images; (g) submitting Materials that displays pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind; (h) submitting Materials that provide instructional information about illegal activities such as making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses; (i) submitting Materials that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or any other similar forms of malware, (j) engaging in activities or submitting Materials that solicit passwords or personally identifiable information for unlawful purposes from other users; (k) engaging in unauthorized commercial activities and/or sales without LOLbook's prior written consent such as advertising, solicitations, contests, sweepstakes, barter, and pyramid schemes; (l) using any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor, copy, or "scrape" web pages or the content contained in the LOLbook web site or for any other unauthorized purpose without LOLbook's prior written consent; (m) using any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the LOLbook Service; (n) decompiling, reverse engineering, or disassembling the software or attempting to do so; or (o) taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the LOLbook Service or LOLbook's hardware and software infrastructure or that of any of its Licensors or Suppliers. In addition, you covenant and represent that you will not use the LOLbook Service for any purpose other than those that are noncommercial and personal, nor will you use this Service in violation of the law or these Terms of Service.

IN SIMPLE TERMS:

LOLbook is for sharing, organizing and buying stuff. You cannot use our site to post pornographic material, harass people, send spam and do other crazy stuff. Be reasonable, responsible, and don't do anything stupid and you'll be fine.

Use of Third Party Services

As a part of our Service, LOLbook offers links to web sites operated by various third parties and is not responsible or liable for any acts or omissions created or performed by these third parties. We provide such links for your convenience and reference only. LOLbook does not operate or control in any way any information, software, products or services available on such web sites. LOLbook's inclusion of a link to a web site does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.

IN SIMPLE TERMS:

Booked images and videos contain links to content not on our site. We are not responsible for these links.

Representations, Warranties, and Indemnification

You hereby represent and warrant that: (a) you have all necessary authority, rights and permissions to submit the Materials and grant the licenses described in these Terms of Service, (b) the Materials are accurate, current and complete, (c) the Materials and your use of the Service shall not infringe or misappropriate any copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, or other intellectual property right of any third party or violate any other rights of third party, including, without limitation, any rights of privacy or publicity or any contractual rights, (d) the Materials and your use of the Service shall not violate any applicable law or regulation, including, without limitation, any applicable advertising or fair housing laws or regulations, or cause injury to any person; (e) your use of the Service shall not violate any agreements between you and a third party.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless LOLbook, and its officers, directors, employees, agents, and contractors from and against any and all claims, costs, demands, damages, liabilities, or expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or related to: (a) the Materials you provide or approve for publication, (b) your use of the Service, (c) your breach of these Terms of Service, or (d) any actual, prospective, completed or terminated purchase, sale or other transaction between you and a third party.

IN SIMPLE TERMS:

You agree that you're not doing anything bad when using our service.
You also agree that we're not liable if something goes wrong.

Disclaimers and Limitations

LOLbook intends that the information contained in its Service be accurate and reliable; however, errors sometimes occur. In addition, LOLbook may make changes and improvements to the information provided herein at any time. THE SERVICE AND THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH IT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS." LOLBOOK AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO ANY MATTER WHATSOEVER RELATING TO THE SERVICE AND ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED HEREIN, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. USE OF LOLBOOK'S SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. LOLBOOK AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS, ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR OTHER INJURY ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF LOLBOOK'S SERVICE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH LOLBOOK OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE SERVICE, WHETHER RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FROM BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF LOLBOOK AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL LOLBOOK OR LOLBOOK'S SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (HOWEVER ARISING, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT. LOLBOOK'S LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF LOLBOOK'S SUPPLIERS AND AFFILIATES, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE CONTRACT BETWEEN LOLBOOK AND YOU.

ERRORS AND DELAYS

LOLbook is not responsible for any errors or delays caused by an incorrect e-mail address provided by you or other technical problems beyond our reasonable control.

IN SIMPLE TERMS:

We will do our best to ensure you LOVE LOLbook. We'll do everything we can to make it right if there are issues, but we can't be responsible for everything.

Termination

LOLbook reserves the right in its sole discretion, and without any prior notice, to terminate your access to the Service for any reason, including your breach of these Terms of Service, the terms and conditions of any service for which you may have registered, or a violation of the rights or another User or the law. You may unsubscribe from any further communication from LOLbook at any time by delivering a written notice addressed to Help@LOLbook.com. You shall be responsible for ensuring delivery of the notice to LOLbook. You may also unsubscribe by clicking the Email Preferences link or the opt-out link in any of the LOLbook emails.

LOLbook reserves the right with or without notice to you at any time to change, modify or discontinue any service or a portion or attribute thereof, or the offering of any information, good, content, product or service. LOLbook shall have no liability to any User or any third party should LOLbook modify or discontinue any service or an aspect thereof.

IN SIMPLE TERMS:

You can stop using our services at any time and if you don't play nice, you are gone.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION/MISCELLANEOUS

DISPUTE RESOLUTION/MISCELLANEOUS

Any claim or controversy arising out of or relating to the use of LOLbook's Service, to the goods or services provided by LOLbook, or to any acts or omissions for which you may contend LOLbook is liable, including but not limited to any claim or controversy ("Dispute"), shall be finally, and exclusively, settled by arbitration in the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The arbitration shall be held before one arbitrator under the arbitration rules of the Canadian Arbitration Association for Consumer-Related Disputes Supplementary Procedures in force at that time. The arbitrator shall be selected pursuant to the Canadian Arbitration Association rules. To begin the arbitration process, a party must make a written demand therefore. Each part shall bear its own costs and attorneys' fees. Any judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrators may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction in the Province of Ontario, Canada. The arbitrators shall not have the power to award damages in connection with any Dispute in excess of actual compensatory damages and shall not multiply actual damages or award consequential, punitive or exemplary damages, and each party irrevocably waives any claim thereto. The agreement to arbitrate shall not be construed as an agreement to the joinder or consolidation of arbitration under this Agreement with arbitration of disputes or claims of any non-party, regardless of the nature of the issues or disputes involved. THIS AGREEMENT PROVIDES THAT ALL DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND LOLBOOK WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING ARBITRATION. YOU THUS GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO GO TO COURT TO ASSERT OR DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS. YOU ALSO GIVE UP YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN OR BRING CLASS ACTIONS. YOUR RIGHTS WILL BE DETERMINED BY NEUTRAL ARBITRATORS AND NOT A JUDGE OR JURY.

IN SIMPLE TERMS:

If you have any complaints that you want to take seriously, we'll settle it in Toronto, Canada.

Copyright & Trade Mark Notices

All contents of the LOLbook Service are copyrighted © 2017 LOLbook.com. All rights reserved. Other product and company names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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Please respect our copyrights and trademarks.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS STATED ABOVE OR TO ANY CHANGES MADE IN THESE TERMS, PLEASE EXIT THIS WEB SITE AND SERVICE IMMEDIATELY.
Updated on March 1, 2013