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   Terms of Use

All Users of www.ruamclub.com, www.ruamdating.com, www.ruamevents.com, www.ruamclassified.com, www.ruamauction.com, www.ruamrealestate.com, (hereinafter Site or RuAm Club), irrespective of whether they are registered members of the site or not, agree that access to and use of this site are subject to the following Terms of Use and other applicable law. You may review this Agreement at any time by clicking on the Terms of Use link at the bottom of any page. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use the Site.



   You may browse the Site for free and without registering. However, You must register on the Site ("Registration") to use some of our Services. During Registration You will be asked to provide information such as Your name, email address, etc. You will also be asked to create an account consisting of a User ID and password ("Your Account") to identify yourself in future visits to the Site. It is YOUR responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of Your User ID and password and You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under Your Account. You may not transfer, assign or sell Your Account (including rating and feedback) to any third party.
   All of the information that You provide during Registration is collected according to the terms of our Privacy Policy. Please note: You must provide accurate and current information to us. If you provide any information that is false, misleading, inaccurate, not current or incomplete during the registration or otherwise, RuAm Club has the right to suspend or terminate Your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Site (or any portion thereof). Any activities that are illegally carried on within the Site will be reported to the appropriate federal, state or local authorities.
    Our Service is available only to individuals who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our Service is not available to minors (people under the age of majority in their state or province of residence) or to temporarily or permanently suspended members of RuAm Club. You and RuAm Club are independent contractors. No agency, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement. If You do not qualify, please do not use our Services. Additionally, RuAm Club reserves the right to refuse access to, or use of our Site to anyone, at anytime, in its sole discretion.

   User Information

   "User Information" is defined as any and all information or data You provide to the Site or other users during the Registration, and through any interactive feature of the system, including email. You represent and warrant that Your User Information
- is not false, inaccurate, incomplete or misleading;
- is not fraudulent and does not involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items;
- does not include personal or identifying information about another person without that person's explicit consent;
- does not infringe any third partys copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;
- does not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including without limitation those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising);
- is not defamatory, libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing;
- is not patently offensive to the online community, such as Content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;
- does not harass or advocate harassment of another person;
- does not harass, degrade, intimidate, and is not hateful toward an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability;
- does not violate the Fair Housing Act by stating, in any notice or ad for
the sale or rental of any dwelling, a discriminatory preference based on
race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap
(or violates any state or local law prohibiting discrimination on the
basis of these or other characteristics);
- does not violate federal, state, or local equal employment opportunity
laws, including but not limited to, stating in any advertisement for
employment a preference or requirement based on race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, age, or disability;
- with respect to employers that employ four or more employees, does not violate the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, including requiring U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residency (green card status) as a condition for employment, unless otherwise required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or federal, state, or local government contract;
- is not obscene and does not contain child pornography;
- does not provide material that exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner, or solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18;
- is not pornographic, and does not depict a human being engaged in actual sexual conduct including but not limited to (a) sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex, or (b) bestiality, or (c) masturbation, or (d) sadistic or masochistic abuse, or (e) lascivious exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of any person;
- does not involve the transmission of "junk mail", "chain letters," or unsolicited mass mailing or "spamming";
- does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information;
- does not contain restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page);
- does not solicite passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users;
- does not engage in commercial activities and/or sales without RuAm Club prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, and pyramid schemes.
- does not create liability for RuAm Club nor cause RuAm Club to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISPs or other suppliers;
- does not link directly or indirectly to another web site without RuAm Club prior written consent.
   Except for information necessary to register and to place an order, we do not want to receive confidential or proprietary information or trade secrets through the Site. Any other information, materials, suggestions, ideas or comments sent to us will be deemed non-confidential, and by submitting it, You agree to grant and hereby do grant RuAm Club, its owners, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives, a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers) right and license to use, modify, reproduce, transmit, display and distribute it for any purpose whatsoever, with no payment or other compensation to you. However, we will not use your name unless we are required by law to identify the source of the materials, information, suggestions, ideas or comments, or unless we first obtain your permission, or unless you make this information open for public.

   Fees And Charges

   Joining RuAm Club is free. However, we do charge fees for various Services, offered through our Site. When you start using these Sevices, you have an opportunity to review and accept the fees that you will be charged. Unless otherwise stated, all fees are quoted in U.S. Dollars.
    We reserve the right to change or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, some or all of our Services at any time with or without notice. In the event we introduce a new service, the fees for that service are effective at the launch of the service. We may also choose to temporarily lower the fees for our Services for promotional events, and such changes are effective when we post information about the promotional event on the Site. Additionally, we may change our Fee Policy and the fees for our Services at any time and in our sole discretion.
   You agree that You are responsible for paying all fees, including any and all applicable sales, income, excise, import, export, VAT and other taxes or duties associated with using our Service and the Site.

   Use Of Software

   RuAm Club may make certain software available to You from the Site. If You download software from the Site, the software, including all files and images contained in or generated by the software, and accompanying data (collectively, "Software") are deemed licensed to You by RuAm Club, for Your personal, noncommercial, home use only. Such download does not transfer either the title or the intellectual property rights to the Software, and RuAm Club retains full and complete title to the Software as well as all intellectual property rights therein. You shall not sell, redistribute, or reproduce the Software, nor shall You decompile, reverse-engineer, disassemble, or otherwise convert the Software to a human-perceivable form. All trademarks and logos are owned by RuAm Club or its licensors and You shall not copy or use them in any manner.

   Waiver Of Claims

   By using the Site, the Software or RuAm Club services, You signify Your agreement to and do thereby waive all claims which have not been filed but may have accrued against RuAm Club or its owners, officers, directors, employees, agents, parents, subsidiaries, partners and affiliates prior to or as of the date of said posting, regardless of the gravamen of the action, whether in law or equity, and such claims are forever barred.

   Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

   The Site and the materials and products on the Site are provided on "as is" and as available basis. The Site makes no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials, or products included on this site.
   You expressly agree that your use of the Site is at your sole risk.
   To the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law, our Site disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The Site shall not be liable for any special or consequential damages that result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials on this site or the performance of the products, even if the Site has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
   The Site does not represent or warrant that the functions contained in the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that the defects will be corrected, or that this site, its servers, or e-mails sent from our Site are free of viruses or other harmful components. The Site does not make any warranties or representations regarding the use of the materials in this site in terms of their correctness, accuracy, adequacy, usefulness, timeliness, reliability or otherwise.
    In no event shall RuAm Club or its owners, officers, directors, employees, agents, parents, subsidiaries, partners and affiliates be liable to You or any third partiy for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, (howsoever arising, including but not limited to damages for negligence or for cause), including but not limited to, damages for cost of procurement of substitute goods or loss of profits, use, data or other intangibles, resulting from or in connection with
- our Site, Services or these Terms of Use;
- the receipt of data, information or messages;
- transactions entered into through or from the Site or Services, or
- unauthorized access to or alteration of Users transmissions or data;
    even if RuAm Club has been advised of the possibility of such damages and even if any limited remedy specified herein is found to have failed of its essential purpose. In no event shall RuAm Club be liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from the statement or conduct of any third party, or the interruption, suspension or termination of the Services, whether such interruption, suspension or termination was justified or not, negligent or intentional, inadvertent or advertent. In no event shall RuAm Clubs total liability to You or any third party for any damage, loss or cause of action exceed the lesser of
- the dollar value of the actual loss; or
- one hundred Dollars ($100)
   Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of warranties or of liability for incidental or consequential damages so some of the foregoing above may not apply to You.

   Affiliated Sites

   RuAm Club has no control over, and no liability for any third party websites or materials. The Site may work with a number of affiliates whose Internet sites may be linked with the Site. Because RuAm Club does not have control over the content and performance of these partner and affiliate sites, RuAm Club makes no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of the information provided by such sites, and RuAm Club assumes no responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful content that may reside on those sites.
   Similarly, from time to time in connection with Your use of the Site, You may have access to content items (including, but not limited to, websites) that are owned by third parties. You acknowledge and agree that RuAm Club makes no guarantees about, and assumes no responsibility for, the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of this third party content.

   Prohibited Uses

   RuAm Club imposes certain restrictions on Your permissible use of the Site. You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate any security features of the Site, including, without limitation,
- accessing content or data not intended for You, or logging onto a server or account that You are not authorized to access;
- attempting to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of the Site, or any associated system or network, or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization;
- interfering or attempting to interfere with service to any user, host, or network, including, without limitation, by means of submitting a virus to the Site, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail bombing, or crashing;
- using the Site to send unsolicited e-mail, including, without limitation, promotions, or advertisements for products or services;
- forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or in any posting using the Service;
- attempting to modify, reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise reduce or attempt to reduce to a human-perceivable form any of the source code used by RuAm Club in providing the Site.
   Any violation of system or network security may subject You to civil and/or criminal liability.

   Compliance with Intellectual Property and Rights of Publicity Laws

  You agree not to link to any third partys web site or any file or data on a third party web site without that third partys permission. You agree that You will not use any automatic or manual process to monitor or copy any portion of the Site without RuAm Club prior written permission. You agree not to use the Site in any manner which violates, or proposes a transaction which, if consummated, would violate the trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, trade dress, publicity or privacy rights or other proprietary rights of RuAm Club or any third party. When accessing the Site or using its services, You agree to obey the law and to respect the intellectual property rights of others. Your use of the Site is at all times governed by and subject to applicable U.S. and International law regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property.
   You agree not to upload, download, display, perform, transmit or otherwise distribute any information, content, goods or merchandise in violation of any third partys copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. You agree to abide by such laws regarding copyright ownership and use of intellectual property, and You shall be solely responsible for any violations of any relevant laws and for any infringements of third party rights caused by any information, content, goods or merchandise You provide, transmit, distribute or sell, or that is provided, transmitted, distributed or sold using Your User ID. The sale of unauthorized, counterfeit or replica products is prohibited, and the use of a third partys trademark in connection with non-genuine goods is prohibited. The burden of proving that any User Content does not violate any laws or their party rights rests solely with You.


   RuAm Club may investigate reports of abuse or misuse and, if appropriate, limit or prohibit Your use of the Site or modify Your user profile to reflect its determinations. You agree that RuAm Club may access Your account and records on a case-by-case basis to investigate complaints or allegations of abuse, infringement of third party rights, or other unauthorized use of the Site. RuAm Club does not intend to disclose the existence or occurrence of such an investigation unless required by law, but RuAm Club reserves the right to terminate Your account or Your access to the site immediately, with or without notice to You, if RuAm Club believes You have violated any of the Terms of Use, furnished RuAm Club with false or misleading information, or interfered with use of the Site by others. All determinations are final and are made at RuAm Club sole discretion. In agreeing to these Terms, You agree to participate in investigations and be bound by RuAm Club determinations. If RuAm Club, in its sole discretion, determines that a violation of this Agreement has occurred, or if RuAm Club believes that Your actions may cause legal liability for You, our users or us, RuAm Club may take any actions or pursue any legal remedies that it believes are necessary or prudent, including, but not limited to, issuing a warning, filing a complaint, deleting any listings, advertisements or offending material from our Site, suspending or canceling Your Account, releasing User Information, filing a report with the appropriate authorities and/or excluding any person(s) who may have violated any Terms of this Agreement. RuAm Club may cooperate with any investigation by any Federal, State, or local body or any court or tribunal. Such cooperation may be with or without notice to You. RuAm Club will take each reported account into consideration during the investigation process before making a decision.

   US Export Controls

   Software from this Site is further subject to United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded from the Website or otherwise exported or re-exported
- into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or any other Country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or
- to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders.
   By downloading or using the Software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.


   RuAm Club is not liable under this Agreement for any injury You may suffer or allege to suffer as a User of this Site. In the event, however, that You wish to assert any claim against RuAm Club for any purpose whatsoever, You expressly agree that such dispute will be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association and that the arbitration will take place in Los Angeles, California, USA. You agree that notwithstanding any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or Site or this Agreement must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. Legal action taken by the Site to collect fees and/or recover damages for, or obtain an injunction relating to, the Site operations, intellectual property, and our Services shall not be subject to the foregoing restrictions.


RuAm Club Saving Card

   These Regulations for RuAm Club Saving Card set contractual relationship between the future owner of a RuAm Club Saving Card (hereinafter: the Card Holder) and RuAm Club.
   RuAm Club offers Card Holders reduced fee for some paid services on this Site, as well as the opportunity to acquire certain goods and services by participating companies included in the discount system of RuAm Club (hereinafter: Participants) at special conditions (in the future: Specials). Specials and Participants may change at any time without further notice. RuAm Club does not guarantee the continued availability of certain Specials and Participants.
   Information about the Participants and Specials are published on RuAm Club website www.ruamyellowpages.com (or www.ruamclub.com, Section Yellow Pages) in Participant listing page. RuAm Club shall not be liable for the accuracy and completeness of the information provided by Participants.
   RuAm Club Saving Card is used in both the offline and online. In the offline mode, the Card must be presented together with valid proof of identity. Online users must enter a unique code when ordering.
   When you purchase the products or services, the contractual relationship is exclusively between the Paeticipants and Card Holder. RuAm Club is not responsible for the performance of obligations of the partners. Claims for damages caused to the Card Holder of his contractual relationship with Participants, can only be brought to the Participant.
   To become a Card Holder, you must be registered on the Site, and pay applicable non-refundable fee. The Card is issued for 12 months. Automatic renewal of RuAm Club Saving Card is not provided. The Card is the property of RuAm Club.
   The Card Holder is solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password assigned to him. If it is found that an outsider with no right to it will use the username and password of the Card Holder, the latter shall immediately notify RuAm Club.


Section Auction

   Additional Limitation of Liability and Release

   You acknowledge that our Site is just a venue to allow anyone to offer, sell, and buy just about anything, at anytime, from anywhere. RuAm Club only provides a service and not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. We do not transfer legal ownership of items from the seller to the buyer.  California Commercial Code 2401(2) and Uniform Commercial Code 2-401(2) applies to the transfer of ownership between the buyer and the seller, unless the buyer and the seller agree otherwise.
   RuAm Club does not guarantee or endorse the authenticity, quality, safety, or legality of any items offered or sold, the truth or accuracy of any listings, or the ability of sellers to sell items or of buyers to buy items. We cannot assure that all transactions will be completed. Additionally RuAm Club does not guarantee the ability or intent of users to fulfill their obligations in any transactions.
   If you have a dispute with one or more users, you release us (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code 1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

   Use Restrictions

   Our Services may be used only for lawful purposes. Transmission, posting, distribution or storage of material or conduct in violation of any applicable local, state, provincial, federal or foreign law or regulation is strictly prohibited. This includes without limitation any unauthorized use of material protected by patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right, material that is obscene, defamatory or libelous, constitutes an illegal threat, violates rights of privacy or publicity or violates export control laws.
    You agree to comply with any applicable laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations ("Laws") regarding Your use of the Site and our Services and the contractual obligations related to your buying and selling activities. You agree not to use the Site in any manner that violates, or proposes a transaction which, if consummated, would violate any Laws, expose RuAm Club to civil or criminal liability, or violates this Agreement. You agree that You are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary licenses and permissions necessary for Your transactions and for verifying that other Site users with whom You transact do the same.
   You agree that You will not use any information on our Site or any information You learn about any User for any purpose whatsoever beyond those necessary to complete transactions on our Site. Any action designed to undermine the system and to alter Your user profile or the profiles of others is strictly prohibited. You further agree that you will not use any robot, spider or other automated device, process or means to access the Site, and that you will not otherwise engage in any copying of the Site for any commercial purpose.

   Listing Restrictions

   RuAm Club prohibits the listing or sale of any item that is illegal to sell under any applicable law, statute, ordinance, or regulation, including, but not limited to, items listed in our Prohibited Items Policy available at http://www.russianamericans.us/files/prohibited_items.html .

   Selling and Buying

   You must have the legal authority to sell the goods that You are listing for sale on our Site. You must describe Your item and all terms of sale in Your listing. If You accept an offer, You are obligated to complete the transaction with the other party unless
- the transaction is prohibited by law or this Agreement, or
- the buyer materially modifies the terms and conditions of the buyers offer.
   You are also responsible for payment of the transaction fee as set forth in the Fee Policy. An offer to sell may be retracted at any time prior to its acceptance.
   If You are identified as selling unauthorized goods, RuAm Club reserves the right to disclose Your identity and contact information ( including any aliases or alternate IDs or email addresses that You may have previously used ) and credit card information, upon request of the intellectual property rights owner, and to assist in any prosecution. This disclosure may be made without notice to You. View our Copyright Policy. RuAm Club Copyright Policy is expressly incorporated into this Agreement by this reference.
   If You make an offer and the offer is accepted (or You use our Buy It feature), You are obligated to complete the transaction with the other party and to be bound by the terms and conditions specified by the seller, unless
- the transaction is prohibited by law or this Agreement,
- the seller materially changes the items description or the item does not conform to the sellers description, or
- a typographical error exists in the listing information which materially affects the terms of sale.
   An offer to buy may be retracted for any reason at any time prior to acceptance by the seller.


Section Dating

   Communications with other Users.

   You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. You understand that RuAm Club does not in any way screen its members, nor does RuAm Club inquire into the background of its Users or attempt to verify the statements of its Users. RuAm Club does not make any representations or warranties as to the conduct of members or their compatibility with any current or future members.
   In no event shall RuAm Club be liable for any damages whatsoever, whether direct, indirect, general, special, compensatory, consequential, and/ or incidental, arising out of or relating to the conduct of You or anyone else in connection with the use of the service, including, but not limited to bodily injury, emotional distress, financial losses, and/ or any other damages resulting from communications or meetings with other persons you meet through this service, irrespective of whether they are registered members of the site or not.
   You agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other Users of the service, particularly if you decide to meet offline or in person. You understand that RuAm Club makes no garantees, either express or implied, regarding your ultimate compatibility with individuals you meet through the service.

   Non-commercial Use by Members.

   The Site is for the personal use of individual Users only and may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors. Organizations, companies, and/or businesses may not use Dating service of RuAm Club for any purpose. Illegal and/or unauthorized uses of the Site, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of members by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email and unauthorized framing of or linking to the Website may be investigated, and appropriate legal action will be taken, including without limitation, civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.


   You understand and agree that RuAm Club may review and delete any content, messages, double-blind emails, photos or profiles, in each case in whole or in part, that in the sole judgment of RuAm Club violate this Agreement or which might be offensive, illegal, or that might violate the rights, harm, or threaten the safety of Users.

   Modifications of Terms

   RuAm Club reserves the right to make changes to our Site, this Agreement, or the policies incorporated herein by reference, with or without notice. Therefore, it is recommended that You regularly visit this page and familiarize Yourself with the latest version of this Agreement. Your continued use of our Site will signify Your acceptance of any revised Terms. This Agreement is effective as of 12:01 AM PST, January 25, 2011, for current Users, and upon acceptance for new users.

   Additional Terms

   The following policies, including all policies referenced in them, are part of this Agreement and provide additional terms and conditions related to specific services offered on our sites:

   Prohibited and Restricted Items Policy
Prohibited Items


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