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