Terms of Service

Effective: April 17, 2020

The gist:

We (the folks at SlidesUp) run an event management platform and would love for you to use it. Our service is designed to give you control and ownership over how you represent your event. However, be responsible in what you publish. In particular, make sure that none of the prohibited items (like spam, viruses, or serious threats of violence) appear in your content. If you find a SlidesUp event that you believe violates these Terms of Service, please email us at hello@slidesup.com.

This Terms of Service was modified from the open source Automattic / WordPress.com project, legalmattic.

Terms of Service:

The following terms and conditions ("Terms") govern all use of the SlidesUp website and all content, services, and products available at or through the website (taken together, our "Services"). Our Services are offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, SlidesUp's Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time by SlidesUp (collectively, the "Agreement"). You agree that we may automatically upgrade our Services, and these Terms will apply to any upgrades. Your agreement is with Kunal Bhatia (DBA "SlidesUp") (or "we").

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using our Services. By accessing or using any part of our Services, you agree to become bound by the Terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to all the Terms of this Agreement, then you may not access or use any of our Services. If these Terms are considered an offer by SlidesUp, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms.

Our Services are not directed to children younger than 13, and access and use of our Services is only offered to users 13 years of age or older. If you are under 13 years old, please do not register to use our Services. Any person who registers as a user or provides their personal information to our Services represents that they are 13 years of age or older. Use of our Services requires a SlidesUp account. You agree to provide us with complete and accurate information when you register for an account. You will be solely responsible and liable for any activity that occurs under your username. You are responsible for keeping your password secure.

1. SlidesUp.com.

  • Your SlidesUp.com Account. If you create event materials on SlidesUp.com, you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the content. You must immediately notify SlidesUp of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. SlidesUp will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
  • Responsibility of Contributors. If you operate an event, post material to SlidesUp.com, post links on SlidesUp.com, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available (any such material, "Content"), you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content or your conduct. That is the case regardless of what form the Content takes, which includes, but is not limited to text, photo, video, audio, or code. By using SlidesUp.com, you represent and warrant that your Content and conduct do not violate these Terms or include any of the following: illegal content and conduct, intellectual property infringement, pornography, technologically harmful content, impersonation, directly threatening material, private information without consent, advertising, hotlinking to SlidesUp.com, spam or machine-generated content, etc. as outlined in the User Guidelines by WordPress.com. By submitting Content to SlidesUp for inclusion on your website, you grant SlidesUp a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing, and promoting your event. This license allows SlidesUp to make publicly-posted content available to third parties selected by SlidesUp so that these third parties can analyze and distribute (but not publicly display) your content through their services. If you delete Content, SlidesUp will use reasonable efforts to remove it from SlidesUp.com, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable. Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, SlidesUp has the right (though not the obligation) to, in SlidesUp's sole discretion, (i) reclaim your username or website's URL due to prolonged inactivity, (ii) refuse or remove any content that, in SlidesUp’s reasonable opinion, violates any SlidesUp policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (iii) terminate or deny access to and use of SlidesUp.com to any individual or entity for any reason. SlidesUp will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.
  • HTTPS. We offer free HTTPS on all SlidesUp.com sites by default. By signing up and using a custom domain with SlidesUp.com, you authorize us to act on the domain name registrant’s behalf (by requesting the necessary certificates, for example) for the sole purpose of providing HTTPS on your site.
  • Attribution. SlidesUp reserves the right to display attribution text or links in your site footer or toolbar, attributing SlidesUp.com, for example. The toolbar may not be altered or removed. Attribution text or links may only be hidden if you have a separate agreement with SlidesUp superseding these Terms.
  • Payment
  • ~General Terms. The pricing and payment terms for SlidesUp are established by the Pilot or Contract Terms between you and SlidesUp. You are responsible for all taxes, charges or duties including, without limitation, sales, use, value added, royalty, or withholding taxes as imposed by federal, state, provincial, local, or other government entity on Services provided by this Agreement. SlidesUp may terminate the Agreement and restrict your access to SlidesUp if you fail to pay any fees associated with the Pilot Terms.
  • ~Payment Method. Payment shall be by credit card or electronic transfer payable online as specified in the invoice provided to you.

2. Responsibility of Visitors.

SlidesUp has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to our Services, and cannot therefore be responsible for that material's content, use or effects. By operating our Services, SlidesUp does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful, or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Our Services may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. Our Services may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights, or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. SlidesUp disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of our Services, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted.

3. Content Posted on Other Websites.

We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which SlidesUp.com links, and that link to SlidesUp.com. SlidesUp does not have any control over those non-SlidesUp.com websites, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking to a non-SlidesUp.com website, SlidesUp does not represent or imply that it endorses such website. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. SlidesUp disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of non-SlidesUp.com websites and webpages.

4. Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy.

As SlidesUp asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, it respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that material located on or linked to by SlidesUp.com violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify SlidesUp at hello@slidesup.com. SlidesUp will respond to all such notices, including as required or appropriate by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. SlidesUp will terminate a visitor's access to and use of the website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of SlidesUp or others. In the case of such termination, SlidesUp will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to SlidesUp.

5. Intellectual Property.

This Agreement does not transfer from SlidesUp to you any SlidesUp or third party intellectual property, and all right, title, and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with SlidesUp. SlidesUp, SlidesUp.com, the SlidesUp logo, and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with SlidesUp.com or our Services, are trademarks or registered trademarks of SlidesUp or SlidesUp's licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with our Services may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of our Services grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any SlidesUp or third-party trademarks.

6. Changes.

We are constantly updating our Services, and that means sometimes we have to change the legal terms under which our Services are offered. If we make changes that are material, we will let you know by sending you an email or other communication before the changes take effect. The notice will designate a reasonable period of time after which the new terms will take effect. If you disagree with our changes, then you should stop using our Services within the designated notice period. Your continued use of our Services will be subject to the new terms. However, any dispute that arose before the changes shall be governed by the Terms (including the binding individual arbitration clause) that were in place when the dispute arose.

7. Termination.

SlidesUp may terminate your access to all or any part of our Services at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your SlidesUp.com account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using our Services. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

8. Disclaimer of Warranties.

Our Services are provided "as is." SlidesUp and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither SlidesUp nor its suppliers and licensors, makes any warranty that our Services will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, our Services at your own discretion and risk.

9. Jurisdiction and Applicable Law.

Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of our Services will be governed by the laws of the state of Massachusetts, U.S.A., excluding its conflict of law provisions, and the proper venue for any disputes arising out of or relating to any of the same will be the state and federal courts located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

10. Arbitration Agreement.

Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be finally settled in accordance with the Comprehensive Arbitration Rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. ("JAMS") by three arbitrators appointed in accordance with such Rules. The arbitration shall take place in Boston, Massachusetts, in the English language and the arbitral decision may be enforced in any court. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys' fees.

11. Limitation of Liability.

In no event will SlidesUp, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this Agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to SlidesUp under this Agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. SlidesUp shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

12. General Representation and Warranty.

You represent and warrant that (i) your use of our Services will be in strict accordance with the SlidesUp Privacy Policy, with this Agreement, and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of our Services will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.

13. US Economic Sanctions.

You expressly represent and warrant that your use of our Services and or associated services and products is not contrary to applicable U.S. Sanctions. Such use is prohibited, and SlidesUp reserves the right to terminate accounts or access of those in the event of a breach of this condition.

14. Indemnification.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless SlidesUp, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of your use of our Services, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.

15. Miscellaneous.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between SlidesUp and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorized executive of SlidesUp, or by the posting by SlidesUp of a revised version.

If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties' original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof.

You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; SlidesUp may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.