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August 22nd, 2009

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Agreement between You and LittleStar.ws LittleStar.ws is owned and operated by LittleStar Magazine (hereinafter "LittleStar"), an English bi-monthly publication based in Beijing, China; and is offered to you contingent upon your acceptance, without modification, of the terms, conditions, disclaimers and notices contained herein. Use of the content, services, and/or products presented in any and all areas of this site constitutes your agreement that you will not use LittleStar.ws for any unlawful purpose and that you will abide by the following terms and conditions and those posted in specific areas of the site. This agreement between you and LittleStar (hereinafter "Agreement") is effective until terminated by LittleStar and may be terminated or changed by LittleStar at any time without notice.

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Modification LittleStar shall have the right, at its sole discretion, to make improvements and/or changes in any aspect of LittleStar.ws at any time and does not accept any responsibility for the effects these alterations may have. LittleStar also reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove terms of this agreement at any time with or without notice.

Miscellaneous This Agreement shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers and other terms contained in this LittleStar.ws; provided, however, that in the event of a conflict between such other terms and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of here shall control.

Posting Your Comments Online LittleStar.ws gives you permission to post your comments online or connecting with other parents who are passionate about education and inspire one another. When you post on LittleStar, you are agreeing to abide by the following terms and conditions. You agree that all comments that you submit for posting shall belong exclusively to LittleStar. Without limiting the foregoing, you hereby irrevocably assign and transfer to LittleStar and its successors and assign all right, title and interest in and to your comments, including all copyright rights therein. You further agree that:
(1) You will not submit any information that is copyright protected or otherwise proprietary information of a third party, unless you have the right to do so;
(2) Any comment or other information you submit may be modified for brevity or for any other reason prior to posting at the sole discretion of LittleStar;
(3) Your email address submitted may be used internally by LittleStar (but will not be shared with third parties without your prior consent);
(4) Any information you submit will be true and correct;
(5) You will indemnify and hold LittleStar harmless to the extent that LittleStar is not subject to claims arising from any information that you submit.
(6) You will be respectful of others and their opinions.
(7) You will not use offensive language. No racist, sexist, ageist, obscene, sexually explicit, violent, threatening or otherwise offensive language is allowed. This applies to user names and subject lines as well as to the actual posts. We reserve the right to remove such postings.
(8) You will not post sexually explicit images.
(9) You will not post personal data such as phone numbers, addresses, social security numbers or any other private information.
(10) You will not use the services to harm children or minors in any way, or encourage inappropriate interactions with children or minors of any kind.
(11) You will not collect screen names or email addresses from our site for any commercial use.
(12) You will be aware that what your post will be visible to all users of LittleStar.ws and could end up anywhere on the Internet.
(13) You will not post anything that contains harmful code of any sort, including viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses or other codes that harm computer software, programs or the proper functioning of any software, hardware, equipment or materials.
(14) You will respect copyrights.
(15) You will not post ads.
(16) You will not flood, spam or post chain letters, pyramid schemes, junk mail.
(17) You will not post links to sites that violate our standards.
(18) When you post to our discussion boards, blogs or article feedbacks, you are giving LittleStar permission to use your content. By posting any material on LittleStar, you give us royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide right and license to use, copy, modify, publicly perform and publicly display the content from your post, in any manner and medium.