This is a contract (“Terms”) between you and Patent Data Media (Pty) Ltd (“Patentdata”), applicable when you use our sites, services, mobile applications, products, and content, globally, in existence now or in the future (“IdeaJudge Services”). By using IdeaJudge Services, you agree to be bound by everything in these Terms. If you don’t agree to the Terms, please don’t use IdeaJudge Services.

Our content

The look and feel of IdeaJudge Services are copyright Patentdata. All rights reserved. You may not duplicate, copy, or reuse any portion of the HTML/CSS, JavaScipt, logos, or visual design elements without express written permission from Patentdata unless otherwise permitted by law.

We may modify these Terms at any time

We can change these Terms at any time. If the changes are material, we’ll let you know by email or posting a notice on the site before the changes go into effect. The notice will designate a reasonable amount of time (the “Notice Period”) after which the new terms will go into effect for all users. If you don’t agree to the new terms, please delete your account within the Notice Period. If you do not delete your account within the Notice Period, your content and use of the site will be subject to the new terms going forward.

We may modify our Services at any time

We do our best to provide you a reliable and evolving service, but we may change, terminate, or restrict access to any aspect of the service, at any time, without notice.

Third-party account use for sign-ins

We currently use third parties like Facebook and Twitter to create and authorize user accounts. By using those third-party services, you agree to their terms of use, privacy policy, and other agreements between you and them.

Our rules

Because IdeaJudge Services is shared space, and we want many different ideas to thrive, we need to have a few ground rules. A complete list of our rules can be found at the end of these Terms of Service. Failure to comply with them may result in us taking action such as removing content, or suspending or deleting your account.

Miscellaneous lawyerly provisions

1. YOU USE THE IDEAJUDGE SERVICES AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
2. PATENTDATA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO IDEAJUDGE SERVICES. FOR EXAMPLE, WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT (I) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, ABSOLUTELY SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR (IV) ANY ERRORS IN THE IDEAJUDGE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED.
3. YOU UNDERSTAND AND EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT PATENTDATA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF PATENTDATA HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (I) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; (V) OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE IDEAJUDGE SERVICES.
4. THE FAILURE OF PATENTDATA TO EXERCISE OR ENFORCE ANY RIGHT OR PROVISION OF THESE TERMS SHALL NOT CONSTITUTE A WAIVER OF THAT RIGHT OR PROVISION. THE TERMS AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY CONSTITUTE THE ENTIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND PATENTDATA AND GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE IDEAJUDGE SERVICES, SUPERSEDING ANY PRIOR AGREEMENTS BETWEEN YOU AND PATENTDATA (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY PRIOR VERSIONS OF THE TERMS). YOU AGREE THAT THESE TERMS AND YOUR USE OF THE IDEAJUDGE SERVICES ARE GOVERNED UNDER SOUTH AFRICAN LAW. BEFORE RESORTING TO COURTS, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTACT US DIRECTLY TO TRY TO WORK IT OUT.

We’d love to hear your questions, concerns, and feedback about this policy. If you have any suggestions for us, feel free to let us know at inquiries@patentdata.com

IdeaJudge Services Rules (IdeaJudge)

IdeaJudge is designed for many people to share their opinions, thoughts, and ideas. People are going to write stuff other people don’t agree with. Sometimes this will be enlightening and other times it will be frustrating.

Because IdeaJudge is shared space, and we want many different ideas to thrive, we need to have a few ground rules.

Things You Shouldn’t Do

Threats of Violence

Don’t threaten other users with violence.

Hateful Slurs

Recognizing the wide orbit that we ought to give to freedom of expression, our general view is that the best response to hateful speech is more speech, rather than censorship, but we reserve the right to take down hateful slurs.

Bullying and Harassment

You may not bully or harass people on IdeaJudge. We allow users to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but we do not tolerate abusive behavior directed at private individuals.

Harm to Minors

Don’t post anything relating to minors that is inappropriately sexual or violent. Don’t bully or harass minors.

Spam

Don’t spam. Don’t use deceptive tags or links or otherwise mislead other users about what you’ve posted. Don’t embed malicious code in your posts. Don’t use deceptive means to generate revenue or traffic, or create posts with the primary purpose of affiliate marketing.

Mass Registration and Automation

Don’t register accounts or post content automatically, systematically, or programmatically.

Patent, Copyright and Trademark Infringement

Respect the patent rights, copyrights and trademarks of others. Unless you are authorized to use someone else’s patent rights, copyrighted or trademarked work (either expressly or by legal exceptions and limitations like fair use), don’t do it.

Deceptive Impersonation

Don’t impersonate someone else in a deceptive way. Parody and ridicule are fine, but make clear that that’s what you’re doing.

Privacy Violations

Don’t use IdeaJudge to fish for personal information in deceptive ways. Don’t post content that violates others’ privacy, including personally identifying or confidential information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, or non-public contact information.

Phishing and Other Frauds

Don’t use IdeaJudge to engage in phishing or fraud.

Promotion and Glorification of Self-Harm

Don’t actively promote or glorify self-harm, by which we mean cutting, eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia, and suicide.

If You Break the Rules

If you violate these policies, you may receive a notice via email. If you don’t explain yourself or fix the problem, your account may be suspended and your IP address may be blocked. We do our best to act fairly, but we always reserve the right to suspend accounts or remove content, without notice, for any reason, but particularly to protect our services, infrastructure, users, or community. We reserve the right to enforce, or not enforce, these policies at our sole discretion, and these policies don’t create a duty or contractual obligation for us to act in any particular manner.

We also reserve the right to change these rules using the procedures.
If you have questions or feedback, don’t hesitate to let us know.