Website Terms of Service, Terms And Conditions
March 12, 2023
Terms of Service: The phrases "Terms of Service" and "Terms and Conditions" are used interchangeably throughout this policy and are intended to share the same meaning.
Acceptance Of The Tmers Of Service
To use this Website, you must be 18 years of age or older and represent and warrant that you are legally capable of entering into a binding contract with the Company and meet all eligibility requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, you must not access or use the Website.
Changes to the Terms of Service
We reserve the right to modify or update these Terms of Service at any time, at our discretion. All changes become effective immediately upon their publication, and apply to all access to and use of the Website. Your continued use of the Website after the publication of the updated Terms of Service means that you accept and agree to the changes made. It is your responsibility to regularly review this page to keep yourself informed of any updates, as they are legally binding.
Accessing the Website and Account Security
We maintain the right to modify, withdraw or change any part of the Website and any service or material we offer on it, at our sole discretion without prior notice. We are not responsible for any unavailability of the Website, either in part or whole, at any time or for any duration. We may occasionally restrict access to certain parts or the entire Website, including to registered users.
You are responsible for:
- Making all necessary arrangements for your access to the Website.
- Ensuring that anyone who uses your internet connection to access the Website is aware of and adheres to these Terms of Service.
If you have a user name, password, or other security feature as part of our security procedures, you must keep it confidential and not disclose it to anyone else. Your account is personal to you, and you agree not to allow anyone else to access the Website or any part of it using your login information. You must notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password, or any other security breach. Be cautious when using public or shared computers to access your account, so others cannot access or record your personal information.
We have the right to disable any user name, password, or other identifier, whether created by you or us, at any time if we think you have violated any of these Terms of Service.
Intellectual Property Rights
The Company, its licensors, or other providers own the Website and all its contents, features, and functionality. This includes information, data, software, text, displays, images, video, audio, and the design and arrangement of these materials, protected by intellectual property laws. The c.me social networking software application and applicable AGPL license may be found online.
These Terms of Service allow you to use the Website for personal, non-commercial use only. You cannot publicly display, perform, reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, republish, download, store, or transmit any material on the Website, except as follows:
- Your computer may store temporary copies of displayed content incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
- Your browser may store files that are automatically cached for display enhancement purposes.
- You can print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Website for personal, non-commercial use.
- You can download desktop, mobile, or other applications for personal use, provided you agree to the end-user license agreement for such applications.
- You may take actions enabled by social media features with certain content on ctalyst.me.
- You cannot modify copies of any materials from this site or delete or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this site.
If you want to use material on the Website beyond what is permitted, please contact us at support [[ AT ]] ctalyst [[ dot ]] me.
If you are found to have breached the Terms of Service by printing, copying, modifying, downloading, or providing access to any part of the Website, your right to use the Website will immediately stop. You must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. The Company reserves all rights not expressly granted. Any unauthorized use of the Website may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws.
The trademarks, service marks, logos, and trade names (collectively referred to as “Marks”) displayed on the Website are the property of the Company, its affiliates, or licensors, unless otherwise noted. You must not use any Marks displayed on the Website without the prior written permission of the Company or the respective owner of the Marks. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs, and slogans on this Website are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by the Company.
You are allowed to use the Website only for lawful purposes and in compliance with these Terms of Service.
You must not use the Website:
- In a way that violates any applicable federal, state, or local law of the United States of America, including laws related to the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries, which is not protected by the First Amendment to the US Constitution.
- In a way that violates any applicable laws of your geographic region or nation.
- To exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information, or any other means.
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use, or re-use any material that does not comply with the Content Standards specified in these Terms of Service.
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unwanted advertising or promotional material, including any "junk mail," "chain letter," "spam," tagging random users in posts on your timeline, follower spam, or any other similar solicitation, except for reasonable commercial use of a ctalyst feed by a commercial entity or individual to advertise their own commercial products.
- To impersonate the Company, a Company employee, or another user or any other person or entity for a purpose not protected by the First Amendment.
- To engage in any other conduct that, as determined by us, may result in the physical harm or offline harassment of the Company, individual users of the Website, or any other person, or expose them to liability.
In addition, you must not:
- Use the Website in a way that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party's use of the Website, including their ability to engage in real-time activities through the Website.
- Use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, process, or means to access the Website for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Website.
- Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website, or for any other purpose not expressly authorized in these Terms of Service, without our prior written consent.
- Use any device, software, or routine that interferes with the proper functioning of the Website.
- Attempt to sell, buy, or solicit other forms of payment in exchange for ctalyst usernames, which may result in permanent account suspension.
- Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.
- Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage, or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer, or database connected to the Website.
- Attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
- Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the Website.
Interactive Services are available on the Website and these include message boards, chat rooms, forums, group pages, personal web pages or profiles, discussion threads, and other similar features. These services allow users to publish, submit, post, display, or transmit content or materials (referred to as "User Contributions") to other persons or users via the Website.
All User Contributions must comply with the standards set in the Terms of Service. Any User Contribution you make on the Website will be considered non-proprietary and non-confidential, including but not limited to such content labeled as private or non-public. By contributing any User Contribution on the Website, you grant an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free right to us, our affiliates, service providers, licensees, successors, and assigns to use, reproduce, modify, display, distribute, perform, and disclose to any third party such material for any purpose.
You represent and warrant that:
- You possess or have control over the rights to the User Contributions and have the right to grant the above-mentioned license to us, our affiliates, service providers, licensees, successors, and assigns.
- All of your User Contributions abide by these Terms of Service.
- You understand and acknowledge that you are accountable for any User Contribution you provide or contribute, and that you are solely responsible for the legality, reliability, accuracy, and appropriateness of the content, not the Company.
We are not liable or responsible to any third party for the accuracy or content of any User Contributions submitted by you or any other user of the Website.
Monitoring and Enforcement; Termination
Our Website upholds the First Amendment of the United States of America as the standard for content moderation. We believe in free speech and will do our best to ensure that users are not punished for exercising their right to express themselves. Although we collect relatively little data on our users compared to other social networking sites, we reserve the right to take action with respect to any User Contribution that we believe violates our Terms of Service, infringes on intellectual property or other rights, or threatens the physical safety of our users or the public.
We cannot feasibly engage in comprehensive monitoring of all user accounts and communications, and presently do not employ any automated tools for such purposes. Rather, we entrust our users with the responsibility to self-regulate and alert us to any potentially illicit or unlawful activities. Upon receiving such reports, we will evaluate the situation and take appropriate measures, if necessary.
Here are some actions we may take at our discretion:
- Remove or take any action with respect to any User Contribution that we deem necessary or appropriate in our sole discretion
- Refer illegal or unauthorized use of the Website to law enforcement, including in cases of life-threatening emergencies
- Suspend or terminate access to all or part of the Website for violating these Terms of Service
We respect the privacy of our users and will not disclose user data unless compelled by a U.S. court order, except in cases of life-threatening emergency. However, we reserve the right to cooperate with law enforcement authorities or civil and criminal court orders requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting materials on the Website. You waive and hold us harmless from any claims resulting from actions taken during investigations by us, our affiliates, licensees, or service providers or by law enforcement authorities.
Please note that we do not review material before it is posted on the Website and cannot guarantee immediate removal of unlawful material after it has been posted. We assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications, or content provided by any user or third party. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for the activities described in this section.
The following Content Standards pertain to all User Contributions and Interactive Services usage. On the Website, protected political, religious, symbolic, or commercial speech under the First Amendment of the US Constitution is generally acceptable. User Contributions must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations in the United States.
User Contributions must NOT:
- Be unlawful or in furtherance of illegal activities. User Contributions must not encourage, aid, abet, counsel, procure, or solicit the commission of any illegal act. Offensive or controversial ideas or opinions, as a general rule, are not illegal in the US, but they may be considered distasteful.
- Unlawfully threaten.
- Incite imminent lawless action.
- Interfere with computer operation.
- Be obscene, pornographic, or sexually explicit. Note that nudity, such as for medical reasons or as a form of protest, is not considered obscene.
- Infringe on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, or other intellectual property or rights of any individual.
- Violate the legal rights, including privacy and publicity rights, of others or include content that could lead to civil or criminal liability under applicable laws.
- Impersonate someone or misrepresent your identity or affiliation for an unprotected purpose.
- Engage in commercial activities related to finance, investments, or gambling, such as contests, sweepstakes, penny stock promotion, money transmission, or Initial Coin Offerings. Do not promote the trade of live or endangered animals or animal parts, or anything that portrays or encourages animal abuse.
- Falsely suggest that User Contributions come from us or any other person or entity.
- Link to any content from the above-listed categories.
While our Content Standards, which follow the First Amendment, do not prohibit offensive speech, we encourage users to maintain a cordial and civil tone. A free society requires individuals to resolve differences peacefully through dialogue and debate. ctalyst.me, created by Disrupted Logic, exists to facilitate the free flow of online information. Responsible exercise of free speech is its own reward, and online publishers who are the most civil and articulate are typically the most respected.
As a platform that values freedom of expression and diversity of opinions, we recognize the importance of providing a safe and respectful environment for all users. In line with THE FEDERAL FREEDOM OF SPEECH LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, we do not censor or remove content based solely on its political or ideological viewpoint.
However, hate speech, which is defined as speech that attacks a person or group on the basis of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or other characteristic, is not protected under federal law. We have a zero-tolerance policy towards hate speech and will take appropriate action to address any instances that are reported to us.
If you believe content violates our hate speech policy, you may report it to support [[ AT ]] ctalyst [[ dot ]] me. Our team will review all reports promptly and take necessary action, including but not limited to removing the content and potentially suspending or terminating the account of the user who posted it.
We recognize that there may be disagreements over what constitutes hate speech, and we will consider context and intent when making decisions about whether to take action. However, we reserve the right to make the final determination on whether content violates our hate speech policy.
We are committed to creating a platform where all users feel welcome and respected, and we appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain a safe and inclusive environment.
If you suspect that any User Contributions infringe on your copyright, kindly refer to our Copyright Policy to learn how to submit a notice of copyright infringement. The Company has a zero-tolerance policy for repeat offenders, and we reserve the right to terminate the accounts of such users.
Reliance on Information Posted
The Website provides information solely for general purposes, and we do not guarantee its accuracy, completeness, or usefulness. Any reliance on such information is entirely at your own risk. We are not liable for any damages or losses resulting from the use of this information by you or any other visitors to the Website or anyone informed of its contents.
Third-party content, including materials from other users, bloggers, and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators, and/or reporting services, may be included on this Website. These materials are solely the opinions and responsibility of the person or entity providing them and may not reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible for the accuracy or content of any materials provided by third parties, and we are not liable for any damages or losses resulting from the use of such materials by you or any third party.
Changes to the Website
The content on this Website may be revised periodically, but it may not always be comprehensive or current. Any of the information on the Website may become obsolete at any time, and we are not obligated to refresh or modify such information.
Information About You and Your Visits to the Website
Online Purchases and Other Terms and Conditions
Our Terms of Sale govern all purchases made through our site or other transactions for the sale of services formed through the Website or resulting from visits made by you. Specific portions, services, or features of the Website may have additional terms and conditions that also apply. These additional terms and conditions are included in these Terms of Service by reference.
Linking to the Website and Social Media Features
You may link to the Website, provided you comply with the following conditions:
- The link must be fair, legal, and not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
- You must not establish a link in a way that suggests any form of association, approval, or endorsement on our part without our express written consent.
This Website may provide social media features that allow you to:
- Link from your website or a third-party website to specific content on this Website.
- Send emails or other communications containing specific content or links to specific content on this Website.
- Display limited portions of content on your website or a third-party website.
You may only use these features as provided by us, only with respect to the content displayed, and in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we provide.
The website from which you link or on which you display content must comply with our Content Standards.
You agree to cooperate with us in stopping any unauthorized framing or linking. We may withdraw linking permission or disable social media features or links without notice at any time in our discretion.
Links from the Website
The Website may contain links to third-party sites and resources, including banner ads and sponsored links, solely for your convenience. We do not have control over the content of these sites or resources and assume no liability for any loss or damage arising from their use. If you choose to access any third-party websites linked to this Website, you do so at your own risk and in accordance with the terms and conditions of use for those sites.
Disrupted Logic and ctalyst are located in Canada and the United States and do not have any formalized business presence outside of these countries. Individuals who are not residents of the United States must not use the site for any purpose that would violate federal or state laws of the United States or any unincorporated territory of the United States if such use occurred within the United States or any unincorporated territory of the United States.
Disclaimer of Warranties
WE WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE OR ASSURE THAT THE FILES YOU DOWNLOAD FROM THE INTERNET OR OUR WEBSITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR HARMFUL COMPONENTS. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TAKE APPROPRIATE MEASURES AND INSTALL ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE TO PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM AND DATA ACCURACY. ADDITIONALLY, YOU MUST MAINTAIN AN EXTERNAL MEANS TO RECONSTRUCT ANY LOST DATA. AS FAR AS THE LAW PERMITS, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS CAUSED BY VIRUSES, DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACKS, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIALS THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, PROGRAMS, DATA, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIALS DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICE OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM IT OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS YOU OBTAIN FROM IT IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED FROM IT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY INDIVIDUAL ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION ABOUT THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY, OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED FROM THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, OR UNINTERRUPTED. FURTHERMORE, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT OUR SITE OR SERVER ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. FINALLY, WE CANNOT ENSURE THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICE OR ITEM OBTAINED FROM IT WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.
WE WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. HOWEVER, THIS DISCLAIMER DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation on Liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, AND THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, OR DIRECTORS SHALL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, OR ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR OTHER WEBSITES. THIS INCLUDES DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, SUCH AS PERSONAL INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, PROFITS, BUSINESS, OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, GOODWILL, OR DATA, AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER IT WAS CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY DOES NOT APPLY TO ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you are agreeing to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, licensors, and service providers, as well as their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors, and assigns, from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses, or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) that may arise from your use of the Website or your violation of these Terms of Service. This includes any claims related to your User Contributions, your use of the Website's content, services, and products in any manner not expressly authorized in these Terms of Service, or your use of any information obtained from the Website.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms of Service and any disputes arising from or related to the Website will be governed by and interpreted according to the internal laws of the State of Delaware, regardless of any conflict of law provisions. Any legal action or proceeding relating to these Terms of Service or the Website must be brought exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Delaware, although we may choose to sue you for breaching these Terms of Service in your home state or country or any other relevant jurisdiction. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of and venue in these courts, and waive any objections to such jurisdiction or venue.
The Company reserves the right to compel you to resolve any disputes that arise from the use of the Website or these Terms of Service through final and binding arbitration, at its discretion. This includes disputes regarding their interpretation, violation, invalidity, non-performance, or termination, and will be subject to the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association, applying Delaware law.
Limitation on Time to File Claims
Waiver and Severability
The Company's failure to enforce any of the provisions stated in these Terms of Service shall not be interpreted as a waiver of that provision or any other provision. Moreover, if a court or other authority declares that any provision of these Terms of Service is invalid, unenforceable, or illegal, the rest of the provisions will still be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law, and the unenforceable provision will be modified or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary to maintain the integrity of these Terms of Service.
Your Comments and Concerns
If you believe that your copyright has been infringed, please follow the procedures outlined in our Copyright Policy.
For any other inquiries, including feedback, comments, technical support, or other communications related to the Website, please contact us at the following address:
DISRUPTED LOGIC INTERACTIVE Inc.
74 E Glenwood Avenue
Smyrna, DE 19977
support [[ AT ]] ctalyst [[ dot ]] me