Terms of Service

These terms of service (“Terms”) govern your access and use of Yugoblok.com (“Website”), an internet website operated by Peter Korchnak DBA Yugoblok (“Yugoblok”). These Terms are binding and may change from time to time. By accessing or using our website or any portion or feature thereof in any way you agree in full to the Terms applicable at the time of your access or use, and you agree in full to our Privacy Policy and all other policies, appearing elsewhere on this Website and incorporated into these Terms by reference.

Your access to and use of the Website is limited and reserved for personal, non-commercial uses only. In accessing or using the Website, you agree to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws of the United States of America as well as your own country.

If you do not comply with these Terms, we reserve the right to refuse service, terminate your membership account, cancel your order, or restrict or terminate your access to the Website. If you do not accept all of these Terms of Service, you agree to discontinue accessing or using this Website. If any portion of these Terms or other Policies is invalid, void, or unenforceable, that portion is severable and does not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining conditions.

Under these Terms, “you” and “your” refers to you, the  person accessing or using this website and reading this; “we”, “our”, and “us” refers to Yugoblok. All variants of these pronouns are considered interchangeable.

Authority

By accessing or otherwise using  the Website, you certify that you

  • are at least 18 (eighteen) years of age and legally authorized and able to agree to these Terms, and that, if you are acting on behalf of any other party, you are authorized to do so;
  • have read these Terms and agree to them.

The Website is intended for users who are at least 18 years of age. If you are under 18, you must review these Terms with your parent or legal guardian, who, by virtue of accessing or otherwise using the Website is deemed to have consented to these Terms on your behalf and you may use the Website only with the involvement of said parent or legal guardian. We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in our sole discretion to users under 18 years of age.

Privacy

Your privacy at this Website is governed by our Privacy Policy.

Website Content

The Website contains information (text, images, videos) and other material (“Content”) created by humans for personal use by users for education and entertainment purposes.

Content on the Website is provided “as is.” Yugoblok makes no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, as to the completeness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content; hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights; and is not liable for any errors, omissions, inaccuracies, or any other shortcomings.

Except as provided in some jurisdictions, in no event shall Yugoblok be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption, arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on the Website.

Copyright. All text, graphics, files, applets, scripts, software, and other works on the Website, with the exception of user-generated content as defined herein, are the copyrighted works and property of Yugoblok and as such are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You agree that you shall not duplicate, download, publish, modify, or otherwise distribute the Content on this Website for any purpose unless otherwise specifically authorized by Yugoblok. Any unauthorized redistribution or reproduction of any copyrighted materials on the Website is strictly prohibited. Yugoblok and yugoblok.com are protected marks of Peter Korchnak DBA Yugoblok. All rights, including those not explicitly stated in these policies, are expressly reserved. Copyright for Content generated by Yugoblok members or other Website users is governed by the respective section herein.

Content changes. We reserve the right to make changes to the Website, including product prices and specifications, these Terms, and any other Policies, and to change, suspend, or discontinue any portion or functionality of the Website at any time without prior notice. Any substantive changes to these Terms will be summarized and dated at the top of this webpage and, as appropriate, disseminated to members via the Community, email, or other delivery methods. You are responsible for reviewing these Terms for any changes.

Links. Website Content may include links to other websites. If you click on any such link you will leave our Website and will be subject to terms and policies of that third-party website. Yugoblok has no control whatsoever over such other websites and is not responsible or liable for the availability thereof or the content, advertising, products, or other materials there. We are also not responsible or liable in any way for any damage or loss incurred or suffered by you in connection with these links or websites.

Membership

You may access and use all publicly available parts of this Website for free and without becoming a member.

Certain portions of the Website, its features, and Content are only accessible to members. Yugoblok membership grants access to members-only Content and features.

All Yugoblok memberships are single-person and non-transferable; you may only use your own and no other person’s account to access the Website, and you agree not to share your Yugoblok membership account credentials with another person at any time. Yugoblok reserves the right to cancel any membership at any time for any reason, with or without notice, including but not limited to the membership being shared among multiple individuals.

Free membership grants access to features and Content listed in detail on the Membership page and in brief on the Registration page. Paid memberships grant access to additional features and Content listed on those pages. Yugoblok guarantees the provision and production of listed features and Content in the frequency and other characteristics listed therein.

To become a member, you must complete the membership registration process on any dedicated page containing a membership registration form. You agree to provide complete and accurate information required on the registration form.

If you register on the Website as a member, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer or mobile device. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You agree to notify Yugoblok about any unauthorized use of your account or password. We are not liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone else using your account or password, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by Yugoblok, our members, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, or representatives due to another person’s use of your account or password.

Renewals. Unless otherwise noted, monthly memberships renew automatically every month, based on the date of registration, at the price paid at registration; yearly memberships renew automatically every year, based on the date of registration, at the price paid at registration. Lifetime memberships do not expire or renew.

Membership changes and cancellations. Every membership can be changed or cancelled at any time using the option on the member’s Account page.

  • Change of membership. If you change your membership to a different level, with a different duration/renewal period, your amount due is pro-rated based on the original and new membership and the period at which the change occurs, and the calculation displayed at the registration page. Your access to membership benefits will change effective immediately upon registering for the new membership.
  • Membership cancellation. If you cancel your membership, your next renewal will be cancelled and you may enjoy the benefits of membership until the end of the membership period (month for monthly, year for annual members) when your membership will expire. Your Yugoblok membership is not refundable, with the exception of extraordinary circumstances as decided by Yugoblok on a case-by-case basis.

Yugoblok reserves the right at its sole discretion to terminate the membership of any user without a refund

  • violates these Terms, including community and other guidelines;
  • uses the Website to unlawfully transmit or receive copyrighted material without a license or express consent, valid defense or fair use exemption to do so;
  • fails to make payment for a paid membership.

Yugoblok reserves the right to ban such users from future use of the Website at our sole discretion.

User-Generated Content

Certain portions of this Website, including community, offer the opportunity for you and other users to publicly post/publish and exchange opinions, information, material, and data in the form of text, images, videos, or data (“User-Generated Content”). User-Generated Content also includes anything submitted to Yugoblok via forms, email, or other functionality of this Website.

License. You retain the copyright to your User-Generated Content. By registering as a member and by posting/publishing User-Generated Content on the Website, you grant Yugoblok and our licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other authorized users a perpetual, non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free and transferable (in whole or part) worldwide license under all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, privacy and publicity rights and other intellectual property rights you own or control to display, use, reproduce, transmit, edit, distribute, modify, create derivative works based upon any or all portion(s) of your User-Generated Content in whole or in part and in any and all media formats and channels now known or hereafter devised on the Website, in promotional materials, or for any and all purposes including entertainment, news, advertising, promotional, marketing, publicity, trade or commercial purposes, all without further notice to you, with or without attribution, and without the requirement of any permission from or payment to you or to any other person or entity.

While Yugoblok does not screen, edit, publish, or review User-Generated Content prior to its appearance on the Website, unless they are held for moderation by the Website’s administrative settings or flagged for review by other Website users, we reserve the right to monitor all User-Generated Content. Yugoblok also reserves the right to remove or modify any User-Generated Content for any reason without explanation. You may flag User-Generated Content by other users or members, and such requests will be considered at our sole discretion.

User-Generated Content does not reflect the views or opinions of Yugoblok, its agents, or affiliates. Posts, comments, and other User-Generated Content reflect the view and opinion of the person who posts such content. To the extent permitted by applicable laws Yugoblok shall not be responsible or liable for the Comments or for any loss cost, liability, damages, or expenses caused or suffered as a result of any use of or posting of or appearance of the Comments on this Website.

By submitting User-Generated Content on this Website, you agree, warrant, and represent that:

  • you are entitled and have the authority to post the User-Generated Content on the Website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so, and that you are not using a false email address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of your User-Generated Content;
  • all content of your User-Generated Content is accurate and original and that it does not infringe any intellectual property right, including, without limitation, copyright, patent, or trademark, or other proprietary right of any third party;
  • your User-Generated Content does not contain any defamatory, abusive, libelous, hateful, threatening, offensive, indecent, spam or spam-like, adult in nature, or otherwise unlawful material or material which is an invasion of privacy or which contains personal information of others, risks copyright infringement, encourages unlawful activity, or otherwise violates any laws;
  • your User-Generated Content do not solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity;

Additional binding guidelines for using community are included within these Terms.

Guidelines for Community Use

The social network feature of Yugoblok (“Community”) allows members to digitally connect, socialize, and chat with each other; create groups around shared interests; share thoughts, opinions, links, photos, and other content; and view other members’ posts. Some functionality of the Community is only available to paid members.

Focus. The Community is a place to discuss various aspects of Yugoslavia, its successor countries, the region of the Balkans, and other related topics. Yugoblok’s focus aims to keep the Community on topic to the benefit of you and other members. As a member of the Yugoblok Community you agree to adhere to the core topic, with allowance for adjacent topics, and to not spam the Community with off-topic, random, or otherwise distracting content.

Posting any inappropriate, illegal, or spammy content in text, image, or audio/video; any content advocating or tolerating violence against any individuals or groups; and any promotional content or content designed to guide members away from the Website toward external commercial sites will not be tolerated and may result in both the removal of such content and termination of your membership. Members may flag or report any such content to Yugoblok, which will in turn consider, at our sole discretion any follow-up actions.

Respect. You agree to conduct yourself respectfully toward both other members and Yugoblok, and that you have the right to the same from them.

Affiliate Content

Yugoblok is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

Products and Services

Yugoblok stands behind products/services sold or resold at the Website. While we do our utmost best to accurately represent the products sold on the Website, we do not guarantee the exact placement of graphics/designs, color fidelity, or other features of our products that may be altered in the manufacturing and production processes by third parties.

Digital/virtual/downloadable products are delivered via a webpage with appropriate links or in an email containing such links in format(s) indicated on the product page.

We reserve the right to change assortment, availability, prices, and specifications of products sold on this Website at any time.

The use of any products, tangible or digital/virtual/downloadable, purchased from this Website is limited and restricted to personal, non-exclusive, and non-commercial use.

Any descriptions or references to products/services other than those created by Yugoblok do not imply our endorsement thereof and are provided with no warranties.

Payment

By placing an order you agree to pay the price applicable for each product at our Shop or service, including but not limited to membership, as of the date and time of your order. We accept all methods of payment listed on the Shop and Membership checkout pages.

Intellectual Property and Copyright

Yugoblok and its logo are trademarks of Peter Korchnak, a resident of Oregon, U.S.A. Unless otherwise noted and properly credited, all Content on the Website, including text (information, instructions, recipes), photographs, illustrations, graphics, images, products, publications, design (layout/look and feel), Website customization code, and functions as well as any derivative works of Content, is the property of Yugoblok and protected by copyright. All intellectual property rights are reserved. By accessing the Website you acquire no rights, titles, or interest in the Website or any of its Content; nothing in these Terms grants you any license or right to use our trademarked or copyrighted Content.

You may access or use the Website for your own personal use subject to this and other policies. You may not copy, reproduce, distribute, mirror, mine, scrape, transmit, publicly display, upload, perform, publish, license, modify, translate, adapt, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or otherwise exploit the Website or any of its Content for any commercial purpose or enterprise.

Any Content not owned by Yugoblok is the property of its respective owner and protected by their copyright or equivalent of these Terms.

Unlawful Use and Violation of Terms

By accessing or otherwise using the Website you agree to not use it or any content herein for any unlawful or prohibited use under these Terms or any applicable laws. You also agree not to solicit or encourage any unlawful or prohibited activities or any activities that infringe the rights of Yugoblok or any third parties.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act

All Content on the Website, unless otherwise noted and appropriately credited and with the exception of User-Generated Content, is developed by Yugoblok. If you or an agent acting on your behalf believe that any Content on this Website infringes on your copyrights, you may submit a notification under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing us with the following information at the address below in writing:

  • Your or your authorized agent’s physical or electronic signature;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work or a list of works claimed to have been infringed;
  • Identification of the material or materials 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;
  • Your contact information, including an address, telephone number, and email;
  • A statement that you have 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; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed or the authorized agent thereof.

The address for notifications of claimed infringement is:

Peter Korchnak
PO Box 42
Astoria, OR 97103
USA

You agree that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

This Website is provided on an as-is basis and you are accessing or using it at your own discretion and risk. To the extent that the website and the information and services on the Website are provided free of charge, we are not liable for any loss or damage of any nature. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we make no representations or warranties of any kind relating to our Website and the use thereof, including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose, or the use of reasonable care and skill. No information presented on this Website creates any warranty not expressly stated. We are not liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this Website, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages. Nothing in this disclaimer will limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law or exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out herein govern all liabilities arising under this disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

We also do not warrant that the Website or any of its content made available to your through the Website or electronic communication sent from Yugoblok is free of viruses or other harmful components. You are responsible for any damage to your computer system, breach of security, or loss of data resulting from the use of this Website or our email communications.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify Yugoblok, its members, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives from any and all third-party claims, losses, liability, damages, or costs, including reasonable attorney fees and costs, arising from your accessing or using the Website, your violation of these Terms, or your infringement of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. We will notify you promptly of any such claim, loss, liability, or demand.

Governing Law

These Terms are construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the United States of America and the State of Oregon. By agreeing to these terms you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts in Clatsop County, Oregon, USA in all disputes arising out of or related to the use of the Site.

Last updated: 6 July, 2024

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