Last updated December 3, 2020.
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These Terms of Service are entered into by and between you and Golden Recursion Inc DBA Golden (the"Company", "we" or "us"). The following terms and conditions (these "Terms") govern your access to and use of this website (this "Website") and any content, functionality (including APIs) and services offered on or through this Website (collectively, our "Service").
Our Service is offered and available to users who are 13 years of age or older. By using our Service, you represent and warrant that you meet this eligibility requirement. If you do not meet this requirement, you must not access or use our Service.
We may revise and update these Terms from time to time at our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of our Service thereafter.
Your continued use of our Service following the posting of revised Terms means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes.
It is our goal to maintain uninterrupted access to the Service. However, from time to time it may be necessary to restrict access to some parts of our Service, or the entire Service, to users, including registered users.
To access some of the resources offered via our Service, including the ability to post User-Generated Content (see Section 4), you may be asked to provide certain registration details including your real name or other information. If you sign up for one of our paid accounts, your access to the Service is also subject to your payments (if any) being up to date.
You are responsible for the security and safeguarding of your password. We encourage the use of a "strong" password to secure your account. We will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to maintain the security of user passwords.
Section 4.b doesn’t apply to paying commercial users of the platform. Additionally for paying commercial users set to ‘private mode’, section 4.a doesn’t apply as they cannot edit the site and thus cannot take part in UGC. Information, content and data (for example, usage of ‘private fields’ and ‘private topics’) submitted by paying customers to their private organization is not to be considered UGC and doesn’t fall under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. If paying customers wish to edit Golden Data, the content they add will be considered UGC.
Some components of the Golden Data set may contain UGC. All User-Generated Content must comply with the licensing and other requirements of this Section 4 as well as the Content Standards of Section 7.
To promote free and open knowledge sharing, any User-Generated Content you submit via our service ("Your Content") to which you hold the copyright you agree to license under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).
In granting a license to Your Content under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 ("CC BY-NC-SA"), you acknowledge that you are granting permission to the general public to use and distribute Your Content, and create derivative works of Your Content, subject to the attribution and other requirements described in Subsection (b) below. This license grant is worldwide, royalty-free, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive, and irrevocable, per the CC BY-NC-SA license terms.
You represent and warrant that:
You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for Your Content, and you, not the Company, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality. For your own benefit please take caution not to contribute content that could cause civil or criminal liability for yourself.
You are free to use User-Generated Text Content available on this Website, provided you comply with the license terms of CC BY-NC-SA (other than content in the public domain). The CC BY-NC-SA requirements include:
Unfortunately, Golden cannot provide any legal protection or immunity for User-Generated Content posted by any user of the Service.
We are not responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any User-Generated Content posted by you or any other user of our Service.
You understand and agree that our Users, and not the Company, generally create the User-Generated Content. The User-Generated Content presented on or through our Service is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any User-Generated Content or any other information made available via our Service and it is not a certified or definitive source to be relied upon for medical, legal, financial, or other critical purposes. Any reliance you place on User-Generated Content or any other information made available via our Service is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any such content by you or any other visitor to the Website or user of our Service, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
All statements and/or opinions expressed in User-Generated Content, and all responses to and comments on User-Generated Content, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.
As discussed under Section 4 (User-Generated Content), certain content available on this Website is provided under a license with permissions to the general public to re-distribute and re-use text content on topic pages under the CC4.0 license.
However, the Company’s platform and data for making such content available (the "Platform" and the "Data") is owned by the Company and its licensors and is protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. The Platform and Data includes the entire contents, features and functionality of this Website and our Services, including but not limited to all information, structured data, software, source code, relational tables, social graphs, social profiles, text, displays, images, video and audio, as well as the design, selection and arrangement thereof, excluding only the User-Generated Content.
These Terms govern your right to use the Platform. You may use the Platform for your personal, non-commercial use only. if using for commercial usage, the Commercial usage sections 9 and 10 will apply. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, republish, download, store or transmit any aspect or element of the Platform.
If you access or use the Platform in breach of these Terms, your right to use our Service will cease immediately. No right, title or interest in or to the Platform is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by the Company. Any use of the Platform not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may also violate copyright, trademark and other laws. To protect against fraud and impersonation, the Company name and logo and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of the Company or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without the prior written permission of the Company. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on this Website are the trademarks of their respective owners.
These content standards apply to any and all User-Generated Content. User-Generated Content must in its entirety comply with all applicable federal, state, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, User-Generated Content must not:
You may use our Service only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms. You agree not to use our Service:
Additionally, you agree not to:
If you wish to engage us commercially please get in touch at email@example.com. Commercial usage of the service falls under ‘Commercial Usage of the Service’ section terms.
Except as expressly and unambiguously authorized in your Order Form, Licensee may not (and will not permit or assist any third party to) (i) sell, rent, lease, loan, license, reproduce, modify, transfer, assign, sublicense, display, publish, distribute, disassemble, reverse engineer or decompile (except to the limited extent expressly authorized by applicable statutory law) any part of the Company Platform and/or Data, (ii) otherwise use the Company Platform and/or Data on behalf of any third party, (iii) use the Company Platform and/or Data in any infringing, defamatory, harmful, fraudulent, illegal, deceptive, threatening, harassing, or obscene way, or (iv) disclose the terms and conditions of the Order Form or this Agreement (including, without limitation, pricing terms) to any third party. This Agreement does not include any right for Licensee to use any trademark, service mark, trade name or any other mark of Company or any other party or licensor. No rights or licenses are granted except as expressly and unambiguously set forth herein.
To the extent the Service or any portion thereof is made available for any fee, you are responsible for usage limits set forth in the applicable Order Form and/or self-service Subscription. Company reserves the right to bill overages, cancel your subscription, or revoke access if limits are not maintained.
For use of the Service and the Software, without limiting the foregoing, you will access the Platform and Data solely on a transactional basis. You shall not (and shall not allow any third party to): present the Platform and Data so that it appears to be made available by any third party; or access the Platform and Data in bulk, redistribute, or resell the Platform or Data.
Licensee may not use the Service in any manner that could cause the Service to: (i) be a substitute for the Service by a third party, (ii) affect the Company’s ability to realize revenue in connection with the Service, or (iii) compete with the Company’s business.
Company grants unique authorization to use the API solely to develop, reproduce and distribute applications or implementations that interoperate with the API (each “Your Application”), and display any Data made available by Company through the API solely to end users via Your Application. Your end users are subject to the terms and conditions of this TOS. Company reserves the right to adjust, limit the number and/or frequency of API requests in its sole discretion. Data usage rights specified here are granted for 1 year from purchase.
When you sign up for a paid account with us, you acknowledge and agree that your membership will automatically renew and, unless you cancel your membership, you hereby authorize us to charge the payment method associated with your account for renewal. The period of the membership renewal and the cost of the renewal will be the same unless we have notified you in the renewal notice that the cost of a paid account has increased.
You can cancel your paid account at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you cancel your membership, you will receive the remainder of the period you have already paid for.
Your payment for a paid account with our Service is non-refundable.
The community plays an important role in maintaining the content standards of the site. However, rare cases may occur in which an individual repeatedly causes harm to the Service, as outlined above, which the community is unable to resolve. We reserve the right, but have no obligation to:
Without limiting the foregoing, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting content on or through our Service. You waive and hold harmless the company and its affiliates, licensees and service providers from any claims resulting from any action taken by the company during or as a result of its investigations and from any actions taken as a consequence of investigations by either the company or law enforcement authorities.
However, although we have the rights described above, we do not undertake to review User-Generated Content before it is posted on the Website, and cannot ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. We have no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this section and assume no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by any user or third party.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others, and expect users to as well. Keeping Golden free of copyrighted material allows content to be re-used without fear of violating intellectual property rights. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law. It is our policy in appropriate circumstances to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who are repeat infringers. If you believe any materials accessible on or from this site (the "Website") infringe your copyright, please send us a notice of copyright infringement via email at email@example.com or by submitting written notification in accordance with the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. § 512) "DMCA", the written notice (the "DMCA Notice") must include substantially the following:
Our designated copyright agent to receive DMCA Notices is (email is preferred):
Golden Recursion Inc.
155 Montgomery St. Ste. 700
San Francisco, CA 94104
If you fail to comply with all of the requirements of Section 512(c)(3) of the DMCA, your DMCA Notice may not be effective. In addition, you may also make a request directly to our user community to remove the copyrighted material, which may handle the issue faster than required by DMCA.
If you believe that material you posted on the Website was removed or access to it was disabled by mistake or misidentification, you may file a counter-notification with us (a "Counter-Notice") by submitting written notification to our copyright agent designated above. Pursuant to the DMCA, the Counter-Notice must include substantially the following:
The DMCA allows us to restore the removed content if the party filing the original DMCA Notice does not file a court action against you within ten business days of receiving the copy of your Counter-Notice.
We may update our Service from time to time, but neither our Service nor its content is necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material available via our Service may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
If this Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.
We aim to transparently and appropriately attribute any content imported directly from Wikipedia through correct linking and through correct licensing following Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License as per Wikipedia terms and conditions. If you see any content that isn’t appropriately attributed please let us know. Contributors should also feel empowered to directly add correct attribution where appropriate.
You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the website or any services or items obtained through the website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
We are not responsible for the content (including any User-Generated Content), data, or actions of third parties, and you release us, our directors, officers, employees, and agents from any claims and damages, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any claim you have against any such third parties. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through or from our services creates any warranty not expressly stated in these Terms and Conditions.
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.
THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
WHERE APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THE LIMITATION ON LIABILITY AS SET FORTH ABOVE, YOU AGREE THAT THE COMPANY’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU IS CAPPED BY THE GREATER OF (1) THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO US FOR ANY PAID MEMBERSHIP IN THE PRECEDING TWELVE (12) MONTHS OR (2) $1,000 USD.
EACH PROVISION OF THESE TERMS THAT PROVIDES FOR A LIMITATION OF LIABILITY, DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES, OR EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES IS TO ALLOCATE THE RISKS UNDER THESE TERMS BETWEEN THE PARTIES. THIS ALLOCATION IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN THE PARTIES. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION 16 WILL APPLY EVEN IF ANY LIMITED REMEDY FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms or your use of our Service, including, but not limited to, any of Your Content which is provided in violation of these Terms, any use of the Website's content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms or your use of any information, data or content obtained from our Service, including but not limited to User-Generated Content.
All matters relating to our Service and these Terms and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction).
Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms or our Service shall be instituted exclusively in the state and federal courts located in San Francisco, California. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.
At Golden’s sole discretion, it may require you to submit any disputes arising from our Service, including disputes arising from or concerning the interpretation, violation, invalidity, non-performance or termination of these Terms, to final and binding arbitration under the Rules of Arbitration of the American Arbitration Association applying California law.
YOU AND WE AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR OUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING.
You and we agree that nothing in these Terms will be deemed to waive, preclude, or otherwise limit your or our right to: (a) bring an individual action in small claims court; (b) pursue an enforcement action through the applicable federal, state, or local agency if that action is available; (c) seek injunctive relief in a court of law; (d) lodge a complaint or remedy under the EU General Data Protection Regulation; or (e) file suit in a court of law to address an intellectual property infringement claim or to compel or uphold any arbitration decision hereunder.
ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR OUR SERVICE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES; OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
No waiver by the Company of any term or condition set forth in these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of the Company to assert a right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
If any provision of these Terms is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms will continue in full force and effect.
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