Terms of Service
What We Provide
Posterous Spaces enables your to share privately or publicly with your friends, family or groups. Each Space comes with its own custom web address and the look and feel can be customized from one of 45 standard themes or custom HTML. You can share anything to your Spaces: Photos, Videos, Text, Documents and Audio Files. Any media shared to a space is automatically embedded for the best sharing experience. For example photos are automatically put in a gallery for you, and you can view a full screen slideshow of all the photos in a Space. Finally, members of your Space can comment on your posts or post whatever they want themselves.
Who Our Services Are For
The use of Posterous Spaces is available to all persons age 13 and over who agree by these terms of service. It may not be used for purposes not in accordance to local law.
Allowable Content and Use
Posterous is an easy way to share your personal thoughts, photos, and home videos. We want to keep it a safe, fun, friendly place, and that means a few rules. You may NOT:
- Post unlawful, harmful, or obscene content.
- Forge headers or otherwise impersonate someone.
- Post content you do not have the right to transmit.
- Post content that infringes on trademarks or copyrights.
- Post viruses or malicious scripts.
- Post spam or link bait.
- Stalk or collect data about others.
- Crawl content without permission from Posterous.
- Use Posterous Spaces for file sharing.
- Link to files on Posterous Spaces without a link to the original post.
Posterous reserves the right to filter any content posted and remove objectionable posts without notice. Posterous may also cancel accounts for users who violate the Terms of Service.
Posterous respects your copyright. You retain full copyright of any original content that you send us. By posting to Posterous Spaces, you're granting us a license to distribute your content on this site.
Posterous reserves the right to view private sites and private posts for the purposes of fixing issues, and to look for copyrighted or other inappropriate material. This will only be done as necessary and these posts will never be shared by anyone else.
Posterous reserves the right to ban sites and users that do not comply with our terms of service. Users may not be notified when this occurs. Banned users may contact Posterous Customer Support for more information. Please comply with the rules above.
Posterous reserves the right to reclaim site addresses (subdomains) that have not been updated for a period of 6 months or more. Posterous will notify users by email at least 48 hours before reclaiming an address.
Posterous reserves the right to add affiliate codes to URLs posted to Posterous Spaces. Posterous will not remove affiliate codes added by users.
To protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. The main form of identity management is your e-mail address. Please always use a valid and up-to-date e-mail address.
Materials, including but not limited to text, software, data, images, graphics, photos, audio, audiovisual, videos, and content of any nature provided by Posterous ("Content") or by other users of Posterous Spaces ("User Submissions") to Posterous Spaces is owned by the party contributing such content. As a user of Posterous Spaces, you are solely responsible for your own submissions. By transmitting your submissions to the website or otherwise through or using Posterous Spaces you represent that you have all rights and authorizations necessary to post, submit, display, produce, or otherwise transmit, such content. You agree that you will not submit material that is or contains the intellectual property of a third party that you do not have permission to use.
When using Posterous Spaces, you may be exposed to user submissions from a variety of sources, and Posterous is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Submissions, which may be inaccurate, infringing, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. You understand that all information publicly posted or privately transmitted through Posterous Spaces is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated and that we are not and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content. You understand that we cannot guarantee the identity of any other users with whom you may interact in the course of using Posterous Spaces. Additionally, we cannot and do not guarantee the authenticity or accuracy of any data that users may provide about themselves or relationships they may describe.
We do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Submissions and will not treat any User Submissions as confidential.
While we have the right to monitor activity and content associated with Posterous Spaces, we are not obligated to do so. We do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of any content submitted by users to Posterous Spaces. Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and practices, in the process of using Posterous Spaces, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. You can contact our Customer Service Department to let us know of content that you find objectionable. We may investigate the complaints and violations of our policies that come to our attention and may take any action that we believe is appropriate, including, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating accounts and/or subscriptions. We also, however, reserve the right not to take any action. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to any errors or omissions in any content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of, access to, or denial of access to any content on the Website.
Posterous Spaces requires a credit card to be on file for all paid accounts. Posterous reserves the right to bill these accounts for services. It is solely up to the user to downgrade their account in order to terminate recurring charges. Posterous reserves the right to terminate services to any delinquent account. There is a 15 day return policy for Posterous services.
Posterous may also resell third party services such as domain registrations. These services are provided by another company and Posterous makes no guarantees or warranties on them. There are no refunds for domain registrations.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT WE 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 WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT WILL OUR TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY EXCEED US $10.00.
Posterous, Posterous Spaces, the Posterous Spaces logo, and other Posterous logos and names are trademarks of Posterous. You agree not to display or use these trademarks in any manner without our prior written permission.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
It is our policy to respond to valid DMCA takedown notices of alleged copyright infringment. These notices must include all of the information below, as suggested by the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Our response to valid takedown notices may include removing the infringing material, and suspending subscriber accounts. We will also contact the owner of the affected material so that they may make a counter notification.
To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a formal communication (by regular mail or email) that includes the items specified below.
- Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon. This means a link to the original work or a description of what is being copied.
- Identify the material that is infringing on the work in item #1. This means the link to a Posterous Space with the material on it.
- Provide your contact information, preferably email and phone number.
- Include the statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law."
- Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."
Send this information to:
795 Folsom St. 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94107
How To Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these terms of service, please send us e-mail at email@example.com.
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Posterous Spaces is provided 'as-is' with no warranty of any kind. You use the service at your own risk. Posterous expressly disclaims any warranty, express or implied, regarding the site or its content, including any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.