Quatr.us Terms of Service

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Quatr.us Terms of Service 2017-10-09T11:39:27+00:00
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THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE (the “Terms”) ARE A LEGAL AND BINDING AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND QUATR.US governing your use of this Service, www.quatr.us, which includes but is not limited to products, software and services offered by way of the website. “Quatr.us” includes this website, its parent company (Kidipede, Inc.), its subsidiaries, its affiliates, and its licensees.

Please review the Terms fully before you continue to use the Service. By using the Service, you agree to be bound by the Terms. You shall also be subject to any additional terms posted with respect to individual sections of the Service. Please review our Privacy Policy, which also governs your use of the Service, to understand our practices. If you do not agree, please discontinue using the Service. Quatr.us reserves the right to change the Terms at any time without prior notice. Your continued access or use of the Service after such changes indicates your acceptance of the Terms as modified. It is your responsibility to review the Terms regularly. The Terms were last updated on 26 September 2016.

Your use and browsing of the Service is at your risk. If you are dissatisfied with any of the materials contained in the Service, with the quality of service, or with these Terms, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue accessing and using the Service.

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These are the terms of service for the use of Quatr.us. Please review them.

By using our services, you agree to be bound by these terms.

We update these terms from time to time.

Subscriptions

In order to use certain functionality of the Service, you must complete a registration process. Upon completing the registration process to subscribe, you shall receive confirmation of a password and user name. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and user name. You agree to (a) immediately notify Quatr.us of any unauthorized use of your password or user name or any other breach of security; (b) exit from your account at the end of each session; and (c) defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Quatr.us from any loss or damage arising from unauthorized use of your password or user name.

Newsletter

In order to subscribe to the Newsletter, you mustsend in a valid email address. You are responsible for updating your email address if it changes. You agree to (a) immediately notify Quatr.us of any unauthorized use of your email address or any other breach of security; and (b) defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Quatr.us from any loss or damage arising from unauthorized use of your email address.

By registering, you consent to the collection of your email address by Quatr.us and storage and processing of your email address by Quatr.us in connection with your use of the Service. You consent to the technical processing and transmission involved in your use of the Service, and you acknowledge that such process may involve (a) transmission of your email address over various networks; and (b) modifying such data to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

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You agree to keep your username and password secure when you register.

It’s important that the email address you use for the newsletter is accurate and up to date.

Intellectual Property Issues

The Service is owned by Kidipede, Inc. All of the content featured or displayed on the Service, including, but not limited to, still images, text, pictorial works, video images, still images of video, graphic designs, audio recordings, multimedia combinations, and computer programs, including web-based programs (“Content”) is either out of copyright or owned or licensed by Kidipede, Inc.

Advertisements for third-party entities are not considered Content for the purposes of this Section. However, these advertisements are owned or licensed by their respective third-party entities and are subject to protections similar to those set forth in these Terms.

Pursuant to the copyright and trademark laws of the United States, you agree:
That you may only download Content that Quatr.us designates as offered for download to any single computer a single copy of any Content for personal and noncommercial use.
To not reproduce, distribute, modify, re-post on another Service (regardless of the server on which the Content is stored), or sell any Content without specific written authorization from Quatr.us, unless such use is pursuant to Fair Use of Content of this agreement as provided by law.
To maintain any and all copyright or other proprietary notices embedded in or attached to any Content.
To refrain from framing, inline linking, or mirroring any portion of the Service.
You retain all of your ownership rights in material you upload, comments you post, or other content you provide to the Service (“Your Content”).
Quatr.us will make no sale of Your Content to a third party unless and until you have expressly consented to be represented by us.
By uploading Your Content, however, you grant Quatr.us (which includes its subsidiaries, affiliates, joint venturers, and licensees) the following rights: a worldwide, perpetual license to display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivatives of Your Content, in whole or in part, without further review or participation from you, in any medium now existing or subsequently developed, in editorial, commercial, promotional, and trade uses in connection with the Quatr.us brand, Quatr.us, and Quatr.us’s branded channels on existing and future social media platforms (such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, and subsequent new platforms). Quatr.us may license or sublicense, in whole or in part, to third parties rights in Your Content as appropriate to distribute, market, or promote such Quatr.us Products or Quatr.us brand through any existing and future media, channels, or platforms. You also grant Quatr.us permission to use and authorize others to use your name and any profile picture you provide in association with Your Content for identification, editorially, publicity related to Your Content or the Service, and for similar institutional promotional purposes. You also agree that Quatr.us may make Your Content available to users of the Service who may display and redistribute it in the same way that Quatr.us makes all other Content available. Quatr.us may use Your Content, without compensation to you, in any Quatr.us Products that feature Your Content in the context of, in direct promotion of, or otherwise strongly identified with (beyond mere attribution), the special section or community of the Service to which it was submitted.
Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512, notifications of claimed copyright infringement on the Service should be sent to our designated agent. If you believe that your work has been used in a way that may constitute copyright infringement, please provide Quatr.us’s designated agent the following information:
An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Service (such as the URL);
Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.
Quatr.us’s designated agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Service is its CEO and Publisher who can be reached as follows:
By Mail: Dr. Karen Carr
Department of History
Portland State University
Portland, OR 97207-0751 USA

By e-mail: karen@quatr.us

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You can use only the Content that we designate as available for download or other uses. If you do download or use Content, respect others’ rights.

We claim no ownership of anything you post or upload (for example, images, video, comments, editorial content, etc.), and we’ll never sell it to a third party without your permission. You retain all copyrights you have in Your Content that you post or upload.

You give us permission to display Your Content on technology platforms operated by us and our partners. You also allow us to identify you as the source of Your Content by the name you gave us.

If you think you have suffered a copyright infringement, please follow the instructions in the last section of these Terms of Service to notify us.

Liability

The Service is provided for informational purposes only. The Service should not be used in any high risk activities where damage or injury to persons, property, environment, finances or business may result if an error occurs. You expressly assume all risk for such use.

Quatr.us reserves the right (but assumes no obligation) to delete, move, or edit any Your Content that comes to its attention that Quatr.us considers in its sole discretion to be unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons. Conduct by any user that, at the sole discretion of Quatr.us, restricts or inhibits any other user from using or enjoying the Service will not be permitted. Quatr.us reserves the right to refuse access to the Service to any user for any reason, including, without limitation, a reasonable belief that the user in question has violated these Terms, any other operating rules or terms currently posted on the Service, or any of the copyright or trademark laws of the United States.

The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other sites or resources. Quatr.us has no control over such sites and resources, so you acknowledge and agree that Quatr.us is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that Quatr.us shall not be responsible or liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused in connection with use of or reliance on any such linked content, goods or services available on or through any such linked site or resource.

Your interactions with companies, organizations and/or individuals found on or through our Service, including any purchases, transactions, or other dealings, and any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such companies, organizations and/or individuals. You agree that Quatr.us will not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings. You also agree that, if there is a dispute between users of this Service, or between a user and any third party, Quatr.us is under no obligation to become involved, and you agree to release Quatr.us and its affiliates from any claims, demands and damages of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such dispute and/or the Service.

THE INFORMATION, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED ON OR THROUGH THE SITE AND ANY THIRD-PARTY SITES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, QUATR.US DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. QUATR.US MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE OR ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY PART OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING BULLETIN BOARDS, OR THE SERVERS THAT MAKE IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. QUATR.US NEITHER WARRANTS NOR MAKES ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITE OR MATERIALS ON THIS SITE OR ON THIRD-PARTY SITES IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY OR OTHERWISE.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, WILL QUATR.US, OR OUR SUBSIDIARIES, PARENT COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND/OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE, INCLUDING ITS MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES, OR THIRD-PARTY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SITE, EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, OUR LIABILITY AND THE LIABILITY OF QUATR.US SUBSIDIARIES, PARENT COMPANIES, AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND/OR LICENSORS IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT QUATR.US IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SITE, OR ANY MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES ON THE SITE, OR WITH ANY OF THE SITE’S TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

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Don’t look at our website while you are flying a plane, driving a car, skiing, kayaking, descending a steep ravine, or chopping vegetables.

Your Conduct

Quatr.us wants to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas on the Service. You can expect the Service to include information and opinions from a variety of individuals and organizations other than Quatr.us. Quatr.us neither endorses nor guarantees the accuracy of any of Your Content. Quatr.us may review Your Content from time to time and may take steps to remove inappropriate Your Content that comes to its attention; however, Quatr.us does not guarantee monitoring of Your Content on the Service. There is no substitute for healthy skepticism and your own good judgment.

You agree to assume full and sole responsibility for any Your Content you post to the Service, and you agree to:
Abide by the Quatr.us Community Rules as stated in these Terms;
Post Your Content that is relevant to and appropriate for the specific topic and designed to help people share information and supports Quatr.us’s mission of sharing information about history and science;
Represent that you are the owner of Your Content, or are making your submission with express consent of the owner, that you have obtained all third party releases and permissions necessary for Quatr.us’s use, in accordance with the license you grant in Intellectual Property Issues above, of any Your Content that you post, and nothing you post will infringe on the rights of others;
Neither post nor transmit any unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive Your Content, or Your Content that encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or any otherYour Content that infringes on the ability of others to enjoy the Service or is otherwise inappropriate;
Refrain from posting any personal information of your own such as your email address, phone number, address, etc., and refrain from soliciting personal information from any user. However, if you do choose to post any personal information it means that you are making that information public and allowing everyone to use and access that information, and to associate it with you (i.e. your user name);
Neither post nor transmit through the Service any Your Content that constitutes advertising or solicitation with respect to any product or service;
Not post anonymously or impersonate any other person;
Use no automated means, including spiders, robots, offline readers, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download or store data from the Service. Exception is made for publicly available Internet search engines (e.g., Google, Bing) and non-commercial public archives (e.g., archive.org) that comply with our Terms of Service but not for any archive that hosts, promotes, or links primarily to infringing or unauthorized content; and
Not to alter or modify any part of the Service, make no use that would interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, make none of Your Content available (whether through upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise) that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, and neither circumvent nor disable any security or data-protection measures implemented by Quatr.us.
CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE SITE IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, QUATR.US RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

You must provide and are solely responsible for all hardware and/or software necessary to access the Service. You assume the entire cost of and responsibility for any damage to, and all necessary maintenance, repair or correction of, that hardware and/or software.

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Do share freely. We encourage an open exchange of information and ideas.

Don’t be unpleasant, dishonest, or inappropriate; follow the Quatr.us Community Rules.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Quatr.us; its affiliates and partners; and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, members, licensors, representatives, and third party providers to the Service from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of these Terms. Quatr.us reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with Quatr.us.

Educators and students may download Content for use in educational presentations, handouts, homework, projects, etc.

You cannot use this content for commercial purposes, or distribute beyond your school, organization or home.

Shopping

Certain sections of this Service may allow you to purchase different types of products and services online that are provided by third parties. Quatr.us has no responsibility for the quality, accuracy, timeliness, reliability or any other aspect of these products and services. If you make a purchase from a merchant on the Service, or on a third-party website that you have accessed via a link on the Service, the information obtained during your visit to that merchant’s online store or site, and the information that you give as part of the transaction, such as your credit card number and contact information, may be collected by both the merchant and Quatr.us. A merchant may have privacy and data collection practices that are different from Quatr.us. Quatr.us has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies. In addition, when you purchase products or services on or through the Service, you may be subject to additional terms and conditions that specifically apply to your purchase or use of such products or services. For more information regarding a merchant, its online store, its privacy policies, and/or any additional terms and conditions that may apply, visit that merchant’s website and click on its information links or contact the merchant directly. You release Quatr.us and its affiliates from any damages that you incur, and agree not to assert any claims against Quatr.us or any of its affiliates, arising from your purchase or use of any products or services made available by third parties through the Service.

You agree to be financially responsible for all purchases made by you or someone acting on your behalf through the Service. You agree to use the Service, and to purchase services or products through the Service, for legitimate, non-commercial purposes only. You also agree not to make any purchases for speculative, false or fraudulent purposes or for the purpose of anticipating demand for a particular product or service. You agree to only purchase goods or services for yourself or for another person for whom you are legally permitted to do so. When making a purchase for a third party that requires you to submit the third party’s personal information to us or a merchant, you represent that you have obtained the express consent of such third party to provide such third party’s personal information.

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If you follow a link to a third party site for shopping or anything else, Quatr.us has no responsibility for that third party. Surf safely.

Miscellaneous

Any and all disputes, with the exception of copyright claims, arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement, including without limitation, its validity, interpretation, performance, or breach, shall be settled by final and binding arbitration in Portland, OR, pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon any award rendered may be entered in the highest court of the forum, state or federal, having jurisdiction. This Agreement, its validity and effect, shall be interpreted under and governed by the laws of the State of Oregon, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions, and you agree that the arbitrators shall award all costs of arbitration, including reasonable attorneys’ fees plus legal rate of interest, to the successful party. Copyright claims shall be brought in the Federal court having jurisdiction. If you are an agent for or an employee of a non-United States company but operate in a place of business in the U.S. or its territories, you expressly agree that any dispute regarding this contract shall be adjudicated within the U.S. in the manner described here. If Quatr.us is obligated to go to court, rather than arbitration, to enforce any of its rights, you agree to reimburse Quatr.us for its respective legal fees, costs, and disbursements if Quatr.us is successful.

These Terms and any other operating rules or terms currently posted on the Service constitute the entire agreement between Quatr.us and the users of the Service, and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter. No action of Quatr.us may be construed as a waiver of any part of these Terms. Should any of the above paragraphs be unenforceable, the other paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

One more time: if you don’t agree with these Terms, then you should not use this website.