Terms of Service
Effective June 7, 2017
Quick link: Acceptable Use Policy.
1. Your agreement with Douglass
Your use of the Dubois service is governed by this agreement (the "Terms"). "Douglass" means Douglass Inc., and its subsidiaries or affiliates involved in providing the Dubois Service. The “Dubois Services” means the services Douglass makes available through this website, including this website, Dubois API, and any other software or services offered by Douglass in connection to any of those.
In order to use the Dubois Services, you must first agree to the Terms. You can agree to the Terms by actually using the Dubois Services. You understand and agree that Douglass will treat your use of the Dubois Services as acceptance of the Terms from that point onwards.
You may not use the Dubois Services if you are a person barred from receiving the Dubois Services under the laws of the United States or other countries, including the country in which you are resident or from which you use the Dubois Services. You affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Dubois Services are not intended for children under 13.
You agree your purchases of Dubois Services are not contingent on the delivery of any future functionality or features or dependent on any oral or written public comments made by Douglass or any of its affiliates regarding future functionality or features.
2. Your account and use of the Dubois Services
You must provide accurate and complete registration information any time you register to use the Dubois Services. You are responsible for the security of your passwords and for any use of your account. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or of your account, you agree to notify Douglass immediately.
Your use of the Dubois Services must comply with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances, including any laws regarding the export of data or software.
You agree not to (a) access (or attempt to access) the administrative interface of the Dubois Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Douglass in connection with the Dubois Services, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Douglass, or (b) engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Dubois Services (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Service).
Your account has “hard” and “soft” usage limits, as further explained here (or such URL as Douglass may provide). The Dubois Services does not permit you to exceed the hard usage limits. Douglass reserves the right to enforce soft usage limits in its sole discretion, which may result in Dubois Services serving a “quota exceeded” page to you or users to whom you serve web pages via the Dubois Services (“End Users”). Repeated exceeding of the hard or soft usage limits may lead to termination of your account.
You may use the Dubois Services only to upload, store, and serve files on the Douglass infrastructure. You may not access the Dubois Services for the purpose of bringing an intellectual property infringement claim against Douglass or for the purpose of creating a product or service competitive with the Dubois Services.
3. Service policies and privacy
You agree to comply with the Dubois Acceptable Use Policy available at acceptable use policy (the "Acceptable Use Policy") which is incorporated herein by this reference and which may be updated from time to time.
4. Fees for use of the Dubois Services
Subject to the Terms, the Dubois Services is provided to you without charge up to certain limits. Usage over this limit requires your purchase of additional resources or services. The pricing for additional resources and services can be found at https://douglass.io (or such URL as Dubois may provide).
For all purchased resources and services, we will charge your credit card on a monthly basis or at the interval indicated in Douglass fees and payment policies, if different.
Douglass may change its fees and payment policies for the Dubois Services by notifying you at least fifteen (30) days before the beginning of the billing cycle in which such change will take effect. Changes to the fees or payment policies will be posted on the website (or such other URL Dubois may provide from time to time). Any outstanding balance becomes immediately due and payable upon termination of the Terms for any reason.
You may not access the Dubois Services in a manner intended to avoid incurring fees.
5. Content on the Dubois Services and Take Down Obligations
You understand that all information (such as data files, written text, computer software, music, audio files or other sounds, photographs, videos or other images) to which you may have access as part of, or through your use of, the Dubois Services are the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. All such information is referred to below as the "Content."
Douglass reserves the right (but shall have no obligation) to remove any or all Content from the Dubois Services. You agree to immediately take down any Content that violates the Acceptable Use Policy, including pursuant to a take down request from Douglass. In the event that you elect not to comply with a request from Douglass to take down certain Content, Douglass reserves the right to directly take down such Content.
You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that Douglass has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any Content that you create, transmit or display while using the Dubois Services and for the consequences of your actions (including any loss or damage which Douglass may suffer) by doing so.
You agree that Douglass has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Content and other communications maintained or transmitted through use of the Service. You further acknowledge that you are solely responsible for securing and backing up your Content.
6. Proprietary rights
You acknowledge and agree that Douglass (or Douglass's licensors) own all legal right, title and interest in and to the Dubois Services, including any intellectual property rights which subsist in the Dubois Services (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist).
Except as provided in Section 8, Douglass acknowledges and agrees that it obtains no right, title or interest from you (or your licensors) under these Terms in or to any Content that you create, submit, post, transmit or display on, or through, the Dubois Services, including any intellectual property rights which subsist in that Content (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist). Unless you have agreed otherwise in writing with Douglass, you agree that you are responsible for protecting and enforcing those rights and that Douglass has no obligation to do so on your behalf.
7. License from Dubois and restrictions
Douglass gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by Douglass as part of the Dubois Services as provided to you by Douglass. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Dubois Services as provided by Douglass, in the manner permitted by the Terms.
You may not (and you may not permit anyone else to): (a) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of the Dubois Services or any part thereof, unless this is expressly permitted or required by law, or unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by Douglass, in writing (e.g., through an open source software license); or (b) attempt to disable or circumvent any security mechanisms used by the Dubois Services or any applications running on the Dubois Services.
Open source software licenses for components of the Dubois Services released under an open source license constitute separate written agreements. To the limited extent that the open source software licenses expressly supersede these Terms, the open source licenses govern your agreement with Douglass for the use of the components of the Dubois Services released under an open source license.
8. License from You
Douglass claims no ownership or control over any Content. You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in the Content, and you are responsible for protecting those rights, as appropriate. By submitting, posting or displaying the Content on or through the Dubois Services you give Douglass a worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such Content for the sole purpose of enabling Douglass to provide you with the Dubois Services.
You may choose to or we may invite you to submit comments or ideas about the Dubois Services, including without limitation about how to improve the Dubois Services or our products (“Ideas”). By submitting any Idea, you agree that your disclosure is gratuitous, unsolicited and without restriction and will not place Douglass under any fiduciary or other obligation, and that we are free to use the Idea without any additional compensation to you, and/or to disclose the Idea on a non-confidential basis or otherwise to anyone.
You agree that Douglass, in its sole discretion, may use your trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos, domain names and other distinctive brand features in presentations, marketing materials, customer lists, financial reports and Web site listings (including links to your website) for the purpose of advertising or publicizing your use of the Dubois Services.
9. Modification and termination of the Dubois Services
Douglass is constantly innovating in order to provide the best possible experience for its users. You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of the Dubois Services which Douglass provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you, subject to the terms in Section 4.3. Changes to the form and nature of the Dubois Services will be effective with respect to all versions of the Dubois Services; examples of changes to the form and nature of the Dubois Services include without limitation changes to fee and payment policies, security patches, added functionality, and other enhancements.
You may terminate these Terms at any time by canceling your account on the Dubois Services. You will not receive any refunds if you cancel your account.
You agree that Douglass, in its sole discretion and for any or no reason, may terminate your account or any part thereof. You agree that any termination of your access to the Dubois Services may be without prior notice, and you agree that Douglass will not be liable to you or any third party for such termination.
You are solely responsible for exporting your Content from the Dubois Services prior to termination of your account for any reason, provided that if we terminate your account, we will provide you a reasonable opportunity to retrieve your Content.
Upon any termination of the Dubois Services or your account these Terms will also terminate, but Sections 6.1, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 18 shall continue to be effective after these Terms are terminated.
10. EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES
NOTHING IN THESE TERMS, INCLUDING SECTIONS 12 AND 13, SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT BLUE LINK LABS'S WARRANTY OR LIABILITY FOR LOSSES WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE HASHBASE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND THAT THE HASHBASE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE."
BLUE LINK LABS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS MAKE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIM ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES REGARDING THE HASHBASE SERVICES, INCLUDING IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, BLUE LINK LABS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT TO YOU THAT: (A) YOUR USE OF THE HASHBASE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (B) YOUR USE OF THE HASHBASE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR FREE FROM ERROR, AND (C) USAGE DATA PROVIDED THROUGH THE HASHBASE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE.
11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
SUBJECT TO SECTION 10.1 ABOVE, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BLUE LINK LABS, ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND ITS LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHICH MAY BE INCURRED BY YOU, HOWEVER CAUSED AND UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY. THIS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, ANY LOSS OF PROFIT (WHETHER INCURRED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY), ANY LOSS OF GOODWILL OR BUSINESS REPUTATION, ANY LOSS OF DATA SUFFERED, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS.
THE LIMITATIONS ON BLUE LINK LABS'S LIABILITY TO YOU IN PARAGRAPH 11.1 ABOVE SHALL APPLY WHETHER OR NOT BLUE LINK LABS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSSES ARISING.
You agree to hold harmless and indemnify Douglass, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, employees, advertisers, licensors, suppliers or partners (collectively "Douglass and Partners") from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to (a) your breach of the Terms, (b) your use of the Dubois Services, (c) your violation of applicable laws, rules or regulations in connection with the Dubois Services, or (d) your Content, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, Douglass will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.
13. Copyright policy
You agree to set up a process to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the United States' Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA notices"). It is Douglass' policy to respond to DMCA notices or other applicable copyright laws and to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers. We reserve the right to take down your Content upon receipt of a valid DMCA notice.
14. Other content
The Dubois Services may include hyperlinks to other web sites or content or resources or email content. Douglass may have no control over any web sites or resources which are provided by companies or persons other than Douglass.
You acknowledge and agree that Douglass is not responsible for the availability of any such external sites or resources, and does not endorse any advertising, products or other materials on or available from such web sites or resources.
You acknowledge and agree that Douglass is not liable for any loss or damage which may be incurred by you or your End Users as a result of the availability of those external sites or resources, or as a result of any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, products or other materials on, or available from, such web sites or resources.
15. Changes to the Terms
Douglass may make changes to the Terms from time to time. If we change the Terms in any substantive way, we will give you at least seven (7) days notice before the changes take effect, during which period of time you may reject the changes by terminating your account.
You understand and agree that if you use the Dubois Services after the date on which the Terms have changed, Douglass will treat your use as acceptance of the updated Terms.
16. General legal terms
The Terms constitute the whole legal agreement between you and Douglass and govern your use of the Dubois Services (but excluding any services which Douglass may provide to you under a separate written agreement), and completely replace any prior agreements between you and Douglass in relation to the Dubois Services.
There are no third party beneficiaries to these Terms. The parties are independent contractors, and nothing in these Terms creates an agency, partnership or joint venture.
If Dubois provides you with a translation of the English language version of these Terms, the English language version of these Terms will control if there is any conflict.
You agree that Douglass may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email, regular mail, or postings on the Dubois Services. By providing Douglass your email address, you consent to our using the email address to send you any notices required by law in lieu of communication by postal mail.
You agree that if Douglass does not exercise or enforce any legal right or remedy which is contained in the Terms (or which Douglass has the benefit of under any applicable law), this will not be taken to be a formal waiver of Douglass' rights and that those rights or remedies will still be available to Douglass.
Douglass shall not be liable for failing or delaying performance of its obligations resulting from any condition beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to, governmental action, acts of terrorism, earthquake, fire, flood or other acts of God, labor conditions, power failures, and Internet disturbances.
The Terms, and your relationship with Douglass under the Terms, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Deleware without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You and Douglass agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the the state of Deleware to resolve any legal matter arising from the Terms.
Neither party may assign any of its rights or obligations under these Terms, whether by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the other party (not to be unreasonably withheld). Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may assign the entirety of its rights and obligations under these Terms, without consent of the other party, to its affiliate or in connection with a merger, acquisition, corporate reorganization, or sale of all or substantially all of its assets not involving a direct competitor of the other party. A party’s sole remedy for any purported assignment by the other party in breach of this paragraph shall be, at the non-assigning party’s election, termination of your use of the Dubois Services upon written notice to the assigning party.
This document is an adaptation of the Heroku Terms of Service. The original work has been modified. Heroku, Inc. is not connection with and does not sponsor or endorse Dubois or its use of the work.