- General Information
These Terms of Service (the “Terms”) apply to your use of https://rightsback.org (the “Website”) and the Termination of Transfer tool (together with the Website, the “Services”). The Services are jointly operated and maintained by Creative Commons Corporation (“CC or “Creative Commons”) and Authors Alliance (collectively, the “Service Providers”). Creative Commons hosts the Website. The Master Terms that apply to other websites CC operates do not apply to your use of the Services; these Terms control.
- Your Agreement to the Terms
YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SERVICES (INCLUDING THE TERMINATION OF TRANSFER TOOL) SIGNIFIES THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTOOD, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS. By accessing or using the Services you also represent that you have the legal authority to accept the Terms on behalf of yourself and any party you represent in connection with your use of any Services. If you do not agree to the Terms, you are not authorized to use any Services.
- Changes to the Terms
From time to time, the Service Providers may change, remove, or add to the Terms, and reserve the right to do so in their discretion. In that case, we will post updated Terms and indicate the date of revision. If we feel the modifications are material, we will make reasonable efforts to post a prominent notice on the Website. All new and/or revised Terms take effect immediately and apply to your use of the Services from that date on. Your continued use of any Services after new and/or revised Terms are effective indicates that you have read, understood, and agreed to those Terms.
- No Legal Advice
The Service Providers are not a law firm, do not provide legal advice, and are not a substitute for a law firm. Sending us an email or using any of the Services, including the Termination of Transfer tool, does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship.
- Content Available through the Services
Provided as-is: You acknowledge that the Service Providers do not make any representations or warranties about the material, data, and information provided (collectively, the “Content”) that you may have access to as part of, or through your use of, the Services. Under no circumstances are the Service Providers liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to: any infringing Content, any errors or omissions in Content, the legal accuracy of the Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, transmitted, linked from, or otherwise accessible through or made available via the Services.
You agree that you are solely responsible for your reuse of Content made available through the Services.
Content: Creative Commons and Authors Alliance are joint holders of the copyright in the Content. All Content on the Website is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license unless otherwise marked.
Code: Creative Commons and Authors Alliance are joint holders of the copyright and all other rights in the Termination of Transfer tool code. All such code is licensed under the Affero GNU Public License 3.0 or later.
Your responsibility: You represent, warrant, and agree that any content you provide or otherwise share on or through any of the Services (“Your Content”), violates or infringes upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights, breaches or conflicts with any obligation, such as a confidentiality obligation, or contains libelous, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful material.
Licensing Your Content: You retain any copyright that you may have in Your Content. You hereby agree that Your Content: (a) is hereby licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License and may be used under the terms of that license or any later version of a Creative Commons Attribution License, or (b) is in the public domain (such as Content that is not copyrightable or Your Content made available under CC0).
Removal: Creative Commons and Authors Alliance may, but are not obligated to, review Your Content and may delete or remove Your Content (without notice) from any of the Services in their sole discretion. Removal of any of Your Content from the Services (by you, Creative Commons or Authors Alliance) does not impact any rights you granted in Your Content under the terms of a Creative Commons license.
- Prohibited Conduct
You agree not to engage in any of the following activities:
Violating laws and rights: You may not (a) use any Service for any illegal purpose or in violation of any local, state, national, or international laws, or (b) violate or encourage others to violate any right of or obligation to a third party, including by infringing, misappropriating, or violating intellectual property, confidentiality, or privacy rights.
Solicitation: You may not use the Services or any information provided through the Services for the transmission of advertising or promotional materials, including junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unsolicited or unwelcome solicitation.
Disruption: You may not use the Services in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Services, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the Services; including by (a) uploading or otherwise disseminating any virus, adware, spyware, worm or other malicious code, or (b) interfering with or disrupting any network, equipment, or server connected to or used to provide any of the Services, or violating any regulation, policy, or procedure of any network, equipment, or server.
Harming others: You may not post or transmit Content on or through the Services that is harmful, offensive, obscene, abusive, invasive of privacy, defamatory, hateful or otherwise discriminatory, false or misleading, or incites an illegal act. You may not intimidate or harass another through the Services; and, you may not post or transmit any personally identifiable information about persons under 13 years of age on or through the Services.
Impersonation or unauthorized access: You may not impersonate another person or entity, or misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity when using the Services. You may not use or attempt to use another’s account or personal information. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services, or the computer systems or networks connected to the Services, through hacking password mining or any other means.
- DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICE PROVIDERS OFFER THE SERVICES (INCLUDING ALL CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES) AS-IS AND MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND CONCERNING THE SERVICES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE SERVICE PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS OF THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES WILL BE ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY SERVERS USED BY THE SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE SERVICE PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING USE OF THE CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES IN TERMS OF ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE.
- LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE TO YOU ON ANY LEGAL THEORY FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, ACTUAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE OR INCOME, LOST PROFITS, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, COST OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES SUFFERED OR INCURRED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY THAT ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES (OR THE TERMINATION THEREOF FOR ANY REASON), EVEN IF THE SERVICE PROVIDER HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE SERVICE PROVIDERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE WHATSOEVER IN ANY MANNER FOR ANY CONTENT POSTED ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES (INCLUDING CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT RELATING TO THAT CONTENT), FOR YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, OR FOR THE CONDUCT OF THIRD PARTIES ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES.
Certain jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion of certain warranties or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential damages, which means that some of the above limitations may not apply to you. IN THESE JURISDICTIONS, THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS WILL BE ENFORCED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
To the extent authorized by law, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Service Providers and their respective employees, officers, directors, affiliates, and agents from and against any and all claims, losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable attorneys fees, resulting directly or indirectly from or arising out of your violation of the Terms and/or your use of any of the Services.
- Trademark Policy
CC’s name, logos, icons, and other trademarks may only be used in accordance with CC’s trademark policy, located at https://www.creativecommons.org/policies. Additionally, the information graphic Is The ToT Tool Useful to Me?” (the “ToT Tool Mark”) that appears on the home page and other pages of the Website is a trademark of Creative Commons. You are not allowed to modify the ToT Tool Mark. Creative Commons licenses the use of the ToT Tool Mark on the condition that you use the mark solely to describe ToT Tool. You may not use the ToT Tool Mark in association with any modified ToT Tool, a re-branded ToT tool, or any other tool or website that offers information or means for a creator to exercise termination of transfer rights. When you use the ToT Tool Mark properly under the license granted above, you must provide a link back to https://rightsback.org.
- Copyright Complaints
The Service Providers respect copyright. We prohibit users of the Services from submitting, uploading, posting, or otherwise transmitting any Content on the Services that violates another person’s proprietary rights. If you are concerned about content hosted on this site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the Service Providers: The Service Providers may modify, suspend, or terminate the operation of, or access to, all or any portion of the Services at any time for any reason. Additionally, your individual access to, and use of, the Services may be terminated by the Service Providers at any time and for any reason.
By you: If you wish to terminate this agreement, you may immediately stop accessing or using the Services at any time.
Automatic upon breach: Your right to access and use the Services including the ToT Tool terminates automatically upon your breach of any of the Terms.
Survival: The disclaimer of warranties, the limitation of liability, and the jurisdiction and applicable law provisions will survive any termination. The license grants applicable to Your Content are not impacted by the termination of the Terms and shall continue in effect subject to the terms of the applicable license. Your warranties and indemnification obligations will survive for one year after termination.
- Miscellaneous Terms
Choice of law: The Terms are governed by and construed by the laws of the State of California in the United States, not including its choice of law rules.
Dispute resolution: The parties agree that any disputes between Creative Commons and you concerning these Terms, and/or any of the Services may only brought in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in the Northern District of California, and you hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such court. If you are an authorized agent of a government or intergovernmental entity using the Services in your official capacity, including an authorized agent of the federal, state, or local government in the United States, and you are legally restricted from accepting the controlling law, jurisdiction, or venue clauses above, then those clauses do not apply to you. For any such U.S. federal government entities, these Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the United States of America (without reference to conflict of laws) and, in the absence of federal law and to the extent permitted under federal law, the laws of the State of California (excluding its choice of law rules).
No waiver: Any party’s failure to insist on or enforce strict performance of any of the Terms will not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.
Severability: If any part of the Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by any law or regulation or final determination of a competent court or tribunal, that provision will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
No agency relationship: The parties agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and the Service Providers as a result of the Terms or from your use of any of the Services.
Effective October 10, 2017