You are responsible for the content you post. With this responsibility, you assume all risks related to it.
By submitting your content to Mascord, you represent that doing so does not: a) conflict with any other agreement(s) you have made, b) violate any applicable law or c) infringe on any intellectual property rights of a third party. You will indemnify Mascord for any and all loss or damage suffered by Mascord as a result of your breach of the representations (a), (b), and (c) of this paragraph.
We reserve the right to remove any content you post for any reason, at our sole discretion.
By using the Site, you agree to these Terms and Conditions, as the same may be amended from time to time. Mascord reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time in its sole discretion, and will post updates to the Houseplans.co site. The Terms and Conditions as amended become effective immediately upon posting. If you do not agree to these terms, you cannot use Houseplans.co. It’s as simple as that. By using Houseplans.co on or after that effective date, you agree to the new Terms.
What do these Terms of Service include?
Terms of Service set out the rules and restrictions you have to comply with in order to use this website (things like: don’t threaten, harass, or steal the work from anyone on Houseplans.co or elsewhere).
You retain ownership and the copyright of the User Content (as defined herein) you create on this website, but you provide Mascord and Mascord agents with a non-exclusive license to use and distribute User Generated Content in its discretion. While we can’t control where you house your content, we recommend that you do not engage in posting the same content on multiple sites. The exact terms are detailed below.
By using the Services in any manner, including but not limited to visiting or browsing the Site, you agree to these Terms of Service and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Site by us, each of which is incorporated by reference herein and each of which may be updated from time to time without notice to you. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service in their entirety, you may not use the Site or Services.
ARBITRATION NOTICE AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER: EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DISPUTES DESCRIBED IN THE ARBITRATION SECTION BELOW, YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND HOUSEPLANS.CO OR MASCORD WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION.
1. Registration and Account Security
In order to access the Services, you must create a Houseplans.co specific account and login with your email address and password, or register an existing social media account such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, other social media service log-ins. It is a violation of these Terms of Service for you to:
(a) create more than one personal profile, (b) create another account without our permission if we disable your account, (c) share your login credentials, (d) let anyone else access your account, or (e) failing to safeguard your login and password information.
You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account and for any unauthorized use of your login credentials. You may not impersonate others in a misleading or confusing way, or falsely claim to represent the views of any other person or organization. We reserve the right to reclaim log-in credentials. You must notify us immediately of any change in your eligibility to use the Services (including any changes to or revocation of any licenses from state authorities), breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. We may, at our sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time.
By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years of age. If you are under age 13, you may not, under any circumstances or for any reason, use the Site or Services. Further, if we learn that someone under 13 is using Houseplans.co or the Services of any user who is otherwise eligible to use the Site or Services, we will terminate the account of that user. If you are a parent or guardian and become aware that your child under the age of 13 has registered with the Site or has otherwise provided us with personal information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are solely responsible for ensuring that your use of the Site and Services is in compliance with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to you, and the right to access the Site and Services is revoked where these Terms of Service or use of the Services is prohibited or to the extent offering, sale or provision of the Services conflicts with any applicable law, rule or regulation. Further, the Services are offered only for your use, and not for the use or benefit of any third party.
2. Scope of Use; Content
For purposes of these Terms of Service, the term “Content” includes, without limitation, information, data, text, photographs, videos, audio clips, written posts and comments, software, scripts, graphics, and interactive features generated, provided, or otherwise made accessible on the Site or otherwise through the Services.
By accessing the Site, you agree to abide by all security and safety measures established by the Company or its partners or service providers. The Company reserves the right, for any reason, at its sole discretion, to terminate, change, suspend, remove, block, edit, modify or discontinue any aspect of the Content, Site, or Services at any time, without notice to you, and for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content or if we are concerned that you may have violated these Terms of Service), or for no reason at all. The Company may also impose limits on certain features of the Services or restrict access to any part or all of the Services without notice or penalty. We do not guarantee that any Content or User Content will be made available on the Site or through the Services.
In consideration for the Company granting you access to and use of the Service, you agree that the Company may enable advertising on the Services, including its products and content.
3. Rules of Conduct
As a condition of use, you agree not to use the Services for any purpose that is prohibited by these Terms of Service. You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Services.
In addition to any other restrictions in these Terms of Service, the following activity and conduct is strictly prohibited:
(a) transmit, distribute, or post any User Content that is unlawful, deceptive, false, stolen, threatening, abusive, harassing, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, racially or ethnically objectionable, or in violation of the personal privacy rights of another; (b) transmit, distribute, or post any content or take any action using the Services that infringes or violates someone else's rights (whether protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity, or other proprietary right) or otherwise violates the law; (c) transmit, distribute, or post any User Content which constitutes advertising or promotional materials or solicit users to use particular goods or services, except as otherwise expressly permitted by the Company; (d) use the Services for illegal purposes, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations; (e) copy, sell, resell, or exploit for commercial purposes any portion of the Site or Services; (f) use any robot, spider, scraper or other automatic or manual process to monitor, data mine, or copy any Site pages, content, or user information, except as expressly permitted by the Company; (g) use or distribute another’s username, password, personally identifiable information, financial information without authorization, or otherwise engage in any activities intended to impersonate or hide a user’s identity or contact information; (h) interfere with, or disrupt, the access of any user, host, or network, including sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Services, or by scripting the creation of content or accounts in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services; (i) collect user names and contact information and/or send unsolicited commercial communications (spam); (i) take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Site’s infrastructure or interferes with the proper working of the Services; (j) attempt to decompile, decipher or reverse engineer any of the software used by the Company as part of the Services, or modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Services, or copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder; or (k) assist or permit any persons in engaging in any of the activities described above; (l) access or tamper with non-public areas of the Services, our computer systems, or the systems of our technical providers; (m) access or search the Services by any means other than the currently available, published interfaces (e.g., APIs) that we provide; (n) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information; (o) copy or adapt any portion of our code or visual design elements (including logos) without express permission from The Company unless otherwise permitted by law. You are responsible for the User Content that you transmit to the Services, and the consequences of its use or submission. You represent that all User Content provided by you is in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations and these Terms of Service. You acknowledge that your access of all Content, including User Content posted by other users, and use of the Services is at your own risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to you or any other party resulting therefrom. We do not guarantee that any Content you access on or through the Services is or will continue to be accurate.
The Company shall have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor and edit User Content and use of the Services to improve performance, for legal and regulatory requirements, and to determine compliance with these Terms of Service and other applicable policies. However, you acknowledge that the Company will not always pre-screen User Content and shall not be responsible for policing, monitoring, or editing User Content or for any inaccuracy of User Content. The Company shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to refuse to post or to remove any User Content that it believes to be in violation of these Terms of Service or which it finds otherwise objectionable for any reason, without any advance notice or liability to you or any third party.
4. Copyright Policy
Third party copyrights
The Company respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any User Content or other Content available through the Services infringes your copyright or the copyright of any other party, please provide us with the following information:
(a) a notice of alleged infringement, which includes the physical or electronic signature of the owner or the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright, and proof of ownership; (b) an identification of the intellectual property claimed to have been infringed; (c) a detailed description of the material that you claim is infringing so that we may locate it; (d) your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; (e) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the allegedly infringing use is not authorized by the intellectual property right’s owner; and (f) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate and that you are the owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the intellectual property rights involved. Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on the Services is:
Attn: Copyright Agent Alan Mascord Design Associates Inc 2187 NW Reed St, Suite 100 Portland, OR 97210 Telephone: (503)-225-9161 Email: email@example.com
5. Ownership and License of User Content
You retain ownership of the intellectual property rights in your User Content, subject to the license you grant to the Company below and elsewhere in these Terms of Service.
By transmitting User Content on or through the Services, you grant the Company a nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid, assignable, transferable, sublicensable license to use, reproduce, store, modify, edit (e.g., fixing typos, making editorial changes), truncate, aggregate, display, perform, distribute, prepare derivative works based on, and transmit such User Content, in any medium that now exists or may arise in the future, and otherwise exploit your User Content (including, but not limited to, use of your name in association with your User Content to identify you as the “Creator”) in connection with the Services and the Company’s (and our successors’ and assigns’) businesses, including after your termination of your account or the Services, and you waive any and all moral rights and publicity rights in such User Content. You represent that you have all of the necessary rights to grant this license to the Company for all of your User Content, and that such license is granted without infringement or violation of any third party rights, including without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights. You agree that this license includes the right for other users of the Services to access and use your User Content, subject to our terms and conditions regarding such use and the right for the Company to allow its third party business partners (including social media services) to use your User Content and that this license has no restriction as to the medium, dissemination method, type of services the Company or its business partners may offer, or the type of systems or products that may be used in conjunction with your User Content.
By submitting your content to Houseplans.co, you represent that doing so does not: a) conflict with any other agreement(s) you have made, b) violate any applicable law or c) infringe on any intellectual property rights of a third party. By submitting User Content to Houseplans.co, you assume all risks related to it, including claims related to intellectual property or other legal rights. You will indemnify Mascord for any and all loss or damage suffered by Mascord as a result of your breach of the representations (a), (b), and (c) of this paragraph.
- The Company’s Proprietary Rights All house plan designs, trademarks, service marks and logos on the Site or the Services are the property of their respective owners. Unauthorized use of any of the Company’s (or of any third-party’s) trademark, service mark, or logo violates the Company’s or a third party’s legal rights, as applicable, and is prohibited. You must obtain the Company’s written permission prior to using any trademark or service mark or logo of the Company.
The Company and its licensors own all intellectual property rights in the Site and the Services, except for certain third party content on the Site, your User Content and as otherwise expressly indicated. The Services and all Content therein are protected by United States and international trademark and copyright laws. Any unauthorized use of the Materials (defined below) may violate copyright laws, laws of privacy and publicity, and other laws and regulations. In exercising any permitted use of the Materials, you agree to leave all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices intact. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services. Any violation by you of the intellectual property rights of the Company or any third party will result in termination of your account.
We welcome and encourage any suggestions, ideas, comments or other feedback you provide the Company regarding the Services (“Feedback”). You acknowledge that any Feedback shall become the Company’s sole and exclusive property without any compensation to you. The Company may, in its sole discretion, decide whether to use the Feedback in any of its products and services. You hereby assign to the Company all of your right, title and interest in the Feedback, including but not limited to all copyrights, patent rights, trade secrets and trademarks. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with Feedback.
9. Products & Services; Affiliate Links
Information and Content that the Company publishes through the Services may contain references or cross-references to products, services, or programs that are not available in your location. Any opinions, advice, statements, comments, services, offers or other information or Content expressed or made available by third parties, including users or others, are those of the respective author(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect the views, findings, or opinions of the Company. Any description or reference to non-Company products, services or programs is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of such products, services or programs by the Company.
10. No Warranties
THE SITE, THE SERVICES AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT (INCLUDING USER CONTENT), PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE (COLLECTIVELY, THE “MATERIALS”) ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, DATA ACCURACY, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. WE, AND OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, OR RELIABILITY OF ANY MATERIALS AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY THE COMPANY SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY AND ALL OF THE MATERIALS BEFORE RELYING ON THEM. WE, AND OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, COMPLETELY SECURE, OR FREE FROM VIRUSES, OR THAT THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Company and its affiliates and each of our and their respective officers, agents, contractors, directors, suppliers, representatives, partners, members and employees harmless from any and all claims, actions, demands, losses, liabilities or damages (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to your use or misuse of, or access to, the Services, Content or otherwise from your User Content, your violation of these Terms of Service, or your violation of any law or rights of a third party, including without limitation copyright. The Company reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate fully with the Company in asserting any available defenses.
12. Violations; Termination of Usage
The Company may terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Services immediately and without notice, at any time, with or without cause, including without limitation for any conduct that the Company, in its sole discretion, believes is in violation of any applicable law or is harmful to the interests of the Company or any third party. Such termination may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your account. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company reserves the right to retain any information associated with your account, including PII, in its discretion. Upon termination, you must cease use of the Services and all related content. The Company reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms of Service, including the right to block access to the Site from a particular Internet address. All provisions of these Terms of Service which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, licenses of User Content, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
13. Limitation of Liability
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES AND THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE COMPANY SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES AND THE MATERIALS, EVEN IF THE COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FOR (I) ANY LOST PROFITS, DATA LOSS, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR (II) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE (REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF ORIGINATION. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT OR TORT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE), TO THE EXTENT SUCH DAMAGES EXCEED $100.00.
Some jurisdictions do not allow exclusions of liability for certain types of damages. Accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you to the extent prohibited by law. In such cases, the Company’s liability will be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law.
14. Third-Party Sites and Linking
Unless otherwise set forth in a written agreement between you and the Company, you must adhere to the Company’s linking policy as follows:
(a) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with the Company’s name or any Company trademark or service mark; (b) the appearance, position, and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with the Company, and (c) when selected by a user, the link must display the Site on full-screen and not within a “frame” on the linking site.
15. Modifications to the Terms of Service
You should review these Terms of Service regularly as they may change. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes. Your use of the Services is subject to the Terms of Service in effect at the time of such use. Modifications will be posted on the Site and the “Effective Date” on this page will be revised. In addition, for material changes to these Terms of Service, as determined at our sole discretion, we will include a notice on the Site that directs users to a copy of the latest Terms of Service for review and/or send a communication to users notifying them of changes. If the modified Terms of Service are not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Services.
16. Governing Law
The laws of the State of Oregon, USA shall govern these Terms of Service, without reference to its choice of law rules. You agree that any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of these Terms of Service shall be governed by the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and Federal courts of the State of Oregon, USA.
17. Compliance with Laws
Although accessible by others, the Services are intended for access and use by U.S. residents. The information available through the Services is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation. The Company makes no representation that the information available through the Services is appropriate or available for use in other locations, and access to the Services from territories where the content of the Services offered herein may be illegal or is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Services from other locations do so on their own initiative and risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws
These Terms of Service, as modified from time to time by the Company in writing and including any policies that are incorporated by reference, set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and the Company with respect to the subject matter hereof, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and us with respect to the Services. The Company may assign these Terms of Service or the Company’s rights under these Terms of Service in whole or in part at any time without your consent. The Company’s failure to exercise any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found by a court to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision and the other provisions of these Terms of Service will remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Service are provided in the English language and all communications and notices to be made or given pursuant to these Terms of Service will be in the English language. We shall not be liable for any failure to perform our obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of these Terms of Service and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect. If the Company doesn’t exercise a particular right under these Term, that does not waive it. These terms (including any document incorporated by reference into them) are the whole agreement between the Company and you concerning the Services.
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