Terms & Conditions
Please read these Terms of Service (“Agreement”, “Terms of Service”) carefully before using squawk-it.com (“the Service”) operated by Squawk-IT Inc (“Squawk-IT”, “us”, “we”, or “our”). This Agreement sets forth the legally binding terms and conditions for your use of the Service at squawk-it.com.
USER TERMS OF SERVICE
Squawk-IT Inc (“Squawk-IT”, “us”, “we”, or “our”) offers an online public comment sharing platform where you may log in and create profiles to participate in conversations and enjoy an interactive experience. These Terms of Service (the “Terms”) govern your use of and access to our comment platform by using the Service you understand and agree to be bound by these Terms.
Use of the Service
If you create an account with Squawk-IT, you agree to the User Terms of Service. You may only access and use the Service if you are over the age of 13, and are not a person barred from receiving or using the Services under the laws of the applicable jurisdiction. If you are accepting these Terms and using the Service on behalf of a company, organization, government or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so. In the event you breach these Terms, or violate the rules of using Squawk-IT platform, Squawk-IT may, in our sole discretion, revoke your rights to use the Service and terminate your account.
License to Use the Service
Squawk-IT grants you a non-exclusive, limited, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the Service in accordance with the Terms and in the manner contemplated hereunder. Squawk-IT reserves the right to revoke your license to use the Service at any time and for any reason.
Modifying or Discontinuing the Service
Squawk-IT constantly changes and improves Service. We may, without prior notice to you, add or remove functionalities or features, and we may suspend or stop the Service altogether.
Your Squawk-IT Account
You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs on your account, and you must keep your account password secure. You may never use another user’s account without permission. You must notify Squawk-IT immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. Squawk-IT will not be liable for any losses caused by any unauthorized use of your account. You may control your User profile and how you interact with the Service by changing the settings in your profile settings.
Content on the Services
You are responsible for your use of the Services and for any content you submit, post, display or otherwise make available on or through the Service (“User Content”), including that such User Content complies with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
Squawk-IT takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other User or third-party posts or sends over the Service. You shall be solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing it, and you agree that we are only acting as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of your User Content. You understand and agree that you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, objectionable, or unsuited to your purpose, and you agree that Squawk-IT shall not be liable for any damages you allege to incur as a result of User Content.
Any use of or reliance on User Content or materials posted via the Services or obtained by you through the Services is at your own risk. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any User Content or communications posted via the Services or endorse any opinions expressed via the Services. All User Content is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such User Content.
Squawk-IT respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of the Service to do the same. We reserve the right to remove User Content alleged to be infringing without prior notice, at our sole discretion and without liability to you.
By using the Service you represent and warrant that your User Content does not violate any applicable law or infringe any third-party proprietary rights, including but not limited to, any Intellectual Property Rights.
We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us as described below.
Rights Regarding User Content on the Services
You retain your rights to any User Content (“User Content”). This license authorizes Squawk-IT to make your User Content available to the rest of the world and to let others do the same.
By submitting, posting or displaying any Content on the Service, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have all rights necessary to grant Squawk-IT a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual and irrevocable license to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display, distribute, and make derivative works of such User Content in any and all media, technology or distribution methods (now known or later developed).
You agree that this license also includes the right for Squawk-IT to provide, promote, and improve the Services and to make User Content submitted to or through the Services available to other companies, organizations or individuals for the syndication, broadcast, distribution, promotion, publication, or otherwise of such User Content on other media and services. Such use by Squawk-IT or other companies, organizations or individuals may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to your content.
By using the Services you agree to comply with the Service Rules which are part of these Terms and outline what is prohibited on the services. Please also note, Squawk-IT comments appear on websites and online communities not owned by Squawk-IT. These websites and online communities may have their own rules about content and comments on their site.
Squawk-IT encourages articulate, well-informed remarks that are relevant to the article. User’s advice, criticism and unique insights into the issues are welcomed.
To be approved, the comments should be site-appropriate and civil.
Inappropriate comments include any content that:
-violates any local, state, national, or international law;
-contains or advocates illegal or violent acts;
-degrades others based on gender, race, class, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or other classification;
-violates a person’s right to privacy;
-is predatory, hateful, or intended to intimidate or harass, or contains derogatory name-calling;
-is libelous or defamatory;
-is obscene, pornographic, sexually explicit, or vulgar;
-is a duplicate or repost of a comment already posted on the site;
-misrepresents a user’s identity or affiliation;
-contains a solicitation of any kind;
-is in poor taste or is otherwise objectionable.
If any of the above requirements are not met, the comment is rejected and never posted on the website. Squawk-IT will not review individual moderation decisions with website users and cannot alter a comment once it is posted.
Squawk-IT does not edit users comments, they are either approved or rejected. We also do not fix spelling, grammar or punctuation.
PUBLISHER TERMS OF SERVICE
The Service and its original content, features, and functionality are owned by Squawk-IT Inc and are protected by international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.
We may terminate your access to the Service, without cause or notice, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with you. All provisions of this Agreement that by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.
Links to Other Services
Our Service may contain links to third-party Services that are not owned or controlled by Squawk-IT Inc.
Squawk-IT Inc grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to use the Service in accordance with this Agreement.
Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Squawk-IT Inc, nor its directors, employees, partners, agents, suppliers, or affiliates, be liable for damages, direct or consequential, resulting from your use of the Service, and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless from any claims, losses, liability costs and expenses, including but not limited to attorney’s fees, arising from your violation of any third-party’s rights.
Your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The Service is provided without warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or course of performance.
Squawk-IT Inc, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and its licensors do not warrant that a) the Service will function uninterrupted, secure or available at any particular time or location; b) any errors or defects will be corrected; c) the Service is free of viruses or other harmful components, or d) the results of using the Service will meet your requirements.
Advertising and Monetization
Advertisements. You agree that Squawk-IT may include advertisements and/or content provided by Squawk-IT and/or a third party (collectively Ads) as part of the implementation of the Service.
You also agree to comply with any specifications that may be provided by Squawk-IT from time to time to enable proper delivery, display, tracking and/or reporting of Ads.
Squawk-IT will collect microtransaction payments from the visitors and pay the accrued amount out to you in the mutually agreed revenue share split and in the manner and terms of advertising revenue mentioned below.
You will receive a payment related to the number of valid clicks on Ads, the number of valid impressions of Ads and/or other events performed in connection with the display of Ads on the Permitted Sites (as defined below), in each case as determined by Squawk-IT in its sole discretion in accordance to then applicable revenue share percentage. Permitted Sites means web sites owned, operated or controlled by you on which you have integrated the Service.
Your payments will be sent by Squawk-IT within approximately ninety (90) days after the end of each calendar quarter that Ads are running on the Permitted Sites if your earned balance is $100 or more. If you terminate this Agreement (and you have not breached this Agreement), Squawk-IT will pay you your earned balance within approximately ninety (90) days after the end of the calendar quarter in which the Agreement is terminated by you (following Squawk-IT receipt of your written request, including by email, to terminate this Agreement). In no event, however, will Squawk-IT make payments for any earned balance less than $10.
Claims of Copyright Infringement
Squawk-IT respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law.
If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by Squawk-IT infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material is removed, or access to it blocked.
The notice must include the following information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow Squawk-IT to locate the material on the Site; (d) the name, address, telephone number and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed by Squawk-IT against you, the DMCA permits you to send Squawk-IT a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see loc.gov/copyright for details.
Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Site should be sent to Squawk-IT Inc, 404 5th Ave, New York, New York 10018, or email@example.com .
We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, be aware that there can be penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
Under the appropriate circumstances, it is Squawk-IT’s policy to remove and/or to disable access from Squawk-IT of repeat infringers, to terminate subscribers and account holders who are repeat infringers, and to remove and/or to disable access from Squawk-IT to web pages as to which there have been steps taken for the purpose of affecting Squawk-IT’s search results such as adding inappropriate “meta-tags.”
This Agreement (and any further rules, policies, or guidelines incorporated by reference) shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Delaware, United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law.
Changes to This Agreement
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms of Service by posting the updated terms on the Service. Your continued use of the Service after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Service.
Please review this Agreement periodically for changes. If you do not agree to any of this Agreement or any changes to this Agreement, do not use, access or continue to access the Service or discontinue any use of the Service immediately.
If you have any questions about this Agreement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.