Terms of Service
Effective March 05, 2015
The really big picture:
1. Meaningo’s goal is to provide valuable data science services
2. Meaningo endeavors to provide services on a wide range of topics.
3. Some of the suggested terms/clips/sites on Meaningo come from user contributions in external sources. We will generally post these content with little screening other than for profanity. Inappropriate content will be removed by us if it is found to violate Meaningo’s guidelines.
4. Meaningo’s results are based on a machine learning algorithm combining the collective input of different sources. Meaningo’s results do not necessarily represent the specific opinions or preferences of Meaningo as an entity or its employees, directors, or investors.
5. Meaningo is not responsible for the decisions you make.
These Terms of Service set forth the legally binding terms for your use of the Site and of Meaningo services and they shall apply to all users of the Site, including users who are also contributors of content information, and other materials or services on the Site. By using the the Site, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. You are only authorized to use the Site (regardless of whether your access or use is intended) if you agree to abide by all applicable laws and to this Agreement. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY AND SAVE IT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH IT, YOU SHOULD LEAVE THE SITE AND DISCONTINUE USE OF THE MEANINGO SERVICES IMMEDIATELY. IF YOU WISH TO USE THIS SITE, YOU MUST READ THIS AGREEMENT AND BY USING THE SITE YOU EXPRESS YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGREEMENT.
Meaningo’s acceptance is expressly conditioned on your assent to all the Terms of Service, to the exclusion of all other terms; if these Terms of Service are considered an offer by Meaningo, acceptance is expressed limited to these terms.
We may revise these Terms of Service at any time by posting an update to this page. You should visit this page periodically, because your continued use of the Site will mean you accept those changes, whether you’ve read them or not.
The Site is made available for your personal, non-commercial use only. You may not use the Site to sell a product or service, or to increase traffic to your website for commercial reasons, such as advertising sales. You may not “scrape” the Site. You may not take our topic lists, questions, blog postings, forum postings, research articles, decision results, or any other Content from our Site and reformat and display them, or mirror home page or item recommendation pages on your website. If you want to make commercial use of our services, you must enter into a separate agreement with us to do so in advance.
You affirm that you are either more than 18 years of age, or an emancipated minor, or possess legal parental or guardian consent, and are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties set forth in these Terms of Service, and to abide by and comply with these Terms of Service. In any case, you affirm that you are over the age of 13, as the Meaningo Site is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Meaningo Site.
Our Intellectual Property
The Site and all Site materials including, but not limited to, the Meaningo logos, trademarks, designs, text, graphics, images, audio and video clips, software, interactive features and other works of authorship and other material, and the selection and arrangement thereof (the “Content”) are copyrighted by Meaningo and are protected by United States and international intellectual property laws. To the best of its knowledge, Meaningo uses only Content which is allowed and permitted for use by the owner(s) of the copyrights and other intellectual property therein. Content on the Site is provided to you “as is” only and except as stated herein, none of the Content may be copied, reproduced, or distributed in any form without the prior written permission of Meaningo. Permission is granted to display, copy, and download the Content on this Site for personal, non-commercial and informational use only provided that you may not (a) modify the Content or (b) remove or alter any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the Content. Meaningo reserves all rights not expressly granted in and to the Site and the Content. You agree to not engage in the use, copying, or distribution of any of the Content other than expressly permitted herein for any commercial purposes. You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the Site or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the Site or any of the Content therein.
You may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any Meaningo Content (including the images found at this Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page) without Meaningo’s express written consent. Further, you may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing a Meaningo name, trademark or product name without Meaningo’s express written consent.
Meaningo makes no claims that the Content may be lawfully viewed or downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the Content may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access the Site from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction. These Terms of Service are void where prohibited by law, and the right to access the Site is revoked in such jurisdictions.
You agree not to use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers,” that accesses the Site in a manner that sends more request messages to the Meaningo servers in a given period of time than a human can reasonably produce in the same period by using a conventional web browser. You furthermore specifically agree not to use any automated method to alter the training values of decision results in order to unduly bias Meaningo’s machine learning algorithm in favor of or against specific results or groups of results.
Your Use of Content on the Site
In addition to the general restrictions above, the following restrictions and conditions apply specifically to your use of Content on the Meaningo Site.
The Content on the Meaningo Site, including User Content, is provided to you “as is” for your information and personal use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited in any manner not intended by the normal functionality of the Meaningo Service or otherwise as prohibited under this Agreement. “User Content” means user comments, suggestions, recommendations, reviews, and any other material posted by users of the Site.
You understand that when using the Meaningo Site, you will be exposed to User Content from a variety of sources, and that Meaningo is not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety, or intellectual property rights of or relating to such User Content. You further understand and acknowledge that you may be exposed to User Content that may be inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable, and you agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you have or may have against Meaningo with respect thereto, and agree to indemnify and hold Meaningo, its owner, operators, affiliates, and licensors, harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of the Site.
You understand that Meaningo’s decision results are based on a machine learning algorithm combining the collective input of users. Meaningo’s decision results are intended to be used as information and entertainment but not as a specific directive to undertake a given action. In no way do Meaningo’s automated decision results represent the specific opinions or preferences of Meaningo Inc. as an entity or its respective employees, directors, or investors. Meaningo does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Content on the Meaningo site, and the Content on Meaningo should never be considered to be a substitute for professional advice.
A. The Site may now or in the future permit the submission of Content submitted by you and other users (“User Submissions”) and the hosting, sharing, and/or publishing of such User Submissions. You understand that whether or not such User Submissions are published, Meaningo does not guarantee any protection with respect to any submissions.
B. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT ALL USER SUBMISSIONS ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER UPLOADING SUCH CONTENT. YOU, AND NOT MEANINGO, ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL CONTENT THAT YOU UPLOAD, POST, TRANSMIT OR OTHERWISE MAKE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICE. MEANINGO DOES NOT CONTROL THE CONTENT POSTED VIA THE SERVICE AND, AS SUCH, DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, INTEGRITY OR QUALITY OF SUCH CONTENT OR THAT IT’S UPLOADING DOES NOT INFRINGE ANY THIRD PARTY RIGHTS.
C. WHILE MEANINGO IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND DOES NOT REVIEW THE USER SUBMISSIONS, MEANINGO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DELETE ANY SUCH USER SUBMISSIONS THAT MEANINGO DEEMS, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION RACIST, HURTING, ILEGAL, OR UNACCEPTABLE FOR ANY REASON AND WITH NO NEED TO PROVIDE EXPLANATIONS.
D. Meaningo does not claim any intellectual property rights over the User Submissions and any such Submissions shall be considered as granted the rights under the user selection for the copyrights in the appropriate selection in the Site. With respect to Submission you submit or make available for inclusion on publicly accessible areas of the Site, the Submission shall be deemed and considered as license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Submissions on such publicly accessible areas of the Site and service and might also be accessible from other websites. With respect to Submission you submit or make available for editing by other users of the Site, the Submission shall be deemed and considered as license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such Submissions on such publicly accessible areas of the Site and service and might also be accessible from other websites.
E. IN CONNECTION WITH USER SUBMISSIONS, YOU FURTHER AGREE THAT YOU WILL NOT: (I) SUBMIT MATERIAL THAT IS COPYRIGHTED OR OTHERWISE SUBJECT TO THIRD PARTY PROPRIETARY RIGHTS, INCLUDING PRIVACY AND PUBLICITY RIGHTS, UNLESS YOU ARE THE OWNER OF SUCH RIGHTS OR HAVE PERMISSION FROM THEIR RIGHTFUL OWNER TO POST THE MATERIAL AND TO GRANT MEANINGO AND/OR ANY OF ITS USERS ALL OF THE LICENSE RIGHTS GRANTED HEREIN; (II) PUBLISH FALSEHOODS OR MISREPRESENTATIONS THAT COULD DAMAGE MEANINGO OR ANY THIRD PARTY; (III) SUBMIT MATERIAL THAT IS UNLAWFUL, OBSCENE, DEFAMATORY, LIBELOUS, THREATENING, PORNOGRAPHIC, HARASSING, HATEFUL, RACIALLY OR ETHNICALLY OFFENSIVE, OR ENCOURAGES CONDUCT THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED A CRIMINAL OFFENSE, GIVE RISE TO CIVIL LIABILITY, VIOLATE ANY LAW, ANCHORAGES USE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL, OR IS OTHERWISE INAPPROPRIATE; (IV) POST ADVERTISEMENTS OR SOLICITATIONS OF BUSINESS: (V) IMPERSONATE ANOTHER PERSON.
If you become aware of misuse of the Meaningo services by any person, please contact meaningo (see address below)
Meaningo does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Meaningo expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Submissions.
F. COPYRIGHT. MEANINGO DOES NOT PERMIT COPYRIGHT INFRINGING ACTIVITIES AND INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ON ITS WEBSITE, AND MEANINGO WILL REMOVE ALL CONTENT AND USER SUBMISSIONS IF PROPERLY NOTIFIED THAT SUCH CONTENT OR USER SUBMISSION INFRINGES ON ANOTHER’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
Meaningo respects the intellectual property rights of others, and it is our policy to respond to claims of alleged infringement that complies with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”). If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that infringes your copyrights, please fill in the DMCA Notice and email us and provide all relevant details, including the exact location of the material claimed to be infringing your rights, reasonable evidence of such pleaded rights, and any other information as may be required.
Meaningo makes no representation that it can protect its users from exposure to offensive material. Meaningo will not be liable for the content of any User Submission and expressly disclaims all liability relating thereto.
If you post content hosted on Meaningo to any other site, you must provide a link from the image back to meaningo to the extent permitted by such other site.
Additional Prohibited Uses
A. In addition to all the above prohibitions, You agree that you will NOT knowingly use the Service, among other things, to:
(a) harm minors in any way;
(b) impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(c) upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any content that You do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary, and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
(d) upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
(e) “Spamming” to promote your website or Content, or engaging in unethical marketing, advertising, any other practice connected in any way to “spam” or sending content or emails which do not comply with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003;
(f) upload, post, email, transmit, or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or
(g) intentionally or unintentionally violate, attempt to violate, or avoid any applicable ICANN regulation or policy;
You agree to indemnify and hold Meaningo harmless from any claims resulting from the use of the services which damages you or any other party. Meaningo reserves the right to investigate You, Your business, and/or your owners, officers, directors, managers, and other principals, Your sites, and the materials comprising the sites at any time. These investigations will be conducted solely for Meaningo benefit, and not for Your benefit or that of any third party. If the investigation reveals any information, act, or omission, which in Meaningo’s sole opinion, constitutes a violation of any local, state, federal, or foreign law or regulation, or these Terms of Service, Meaningo may immediately shut down the site, and notify You of the action. You agree to waive any cause of action or claim You may have against Meaningo for such action.
PLEASE NOTE THAT MEANINGO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE AND/OR DELETE ANY CONTENT WHICH IS VIOLATING THE ABOVE PROHIBITIONS WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING.
You are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and content, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the website. You agree to immediately notify Meaningo in writing of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. Meaningo cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage from your failure to comply with this security obligation. You acknowledge and agree that under no circumstances will Meaningo be liable, in any way, for any acts or omissions by any User or other third party, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions
We may modify or terminate our services from time to time, for any reason, and without notice and without liability to you. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Meaningo services without notice or liability. ] NOTE: already mentioned above]
You accept sole responsibility for all of your activities using the Site, including your conduct on the Site and any and all content you may submit post or share via the Site. You will not use Menaningo services for any unauthorized or illegal purpose. You will be responsible for ensuring that you do not violate any laws of your jurisdiction, including but not limited to copyright laws. You will not upload or transmit viruses, worms or any other destructive code.
Warranty Disclaimer & Limitation of Liability
A. You acknowledge that Meaningo has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to the Site; what Content you access via the Site; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release Meaningo from all liability for your having acquired or not acquired Content through the Site. The Site may contain, or direct you to sites containing, information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. Meaningo makes no representations concerning any Content contained in or accessed through the Site, and Meaningo will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of Content contained in or accessed through the Site. THE SERVICES, CONTENT, SITE AND ANY SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
B. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE MEANINGO SITE SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, MEANINGO, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE AND YOUR USE THEREOF. MEANINGO MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE SITE’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY SITES LINKED TO THE SITE AND ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (I) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT, (II) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF OUR SITE, (III) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (IV) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM OUR SITE, (IV) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH OUR SITE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (V) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, EMAILED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE MEANINGO SITE. THE FOREGOING LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW IN THE APPLICABLE JURISDICTION.
C. MEANINGO DOES NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE MEANINGO SITE OR ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE OR FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND MEANINGO WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.
D. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT MEANINGO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR USER SUBMISSIONS OR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY AND THAT THE RISK OF HARM OR DAMAGE FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
E. THE SITE IS CONTROLLED AND OFFERED BY MEANINGO FROM ITS FACILITIES IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. MEANINGO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS THAT THE MEANINGO SITE IS APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN OTHER LOCATIONS. THOSE WHO ACCESS OR USE THE MEANINGO SITE FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO SO AT THEIR OWN VOLITION AND ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH LOCAL LAW.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Meaningo, its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, parents and subsidiaries from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Meaningo Site; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms of Service; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right; or (iv) any claim that your User Content caused damage to a third party. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms of Service and your use of the Meaningo Site.
Events Beyond Control.
Under no circumstances shall Meaningo be held liable for any delay or failure in this Site and/or any of the Meaningo services and/or information on the Site directly or indirectly resulting from, arising out of, relating to or in connection with events beyond the reasonable control of Meaningo, including, without limitation, Internet failures, equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, storms, earthquakes, explosions, acts of God, war, terrorism, intergalactic struggles, governmental actions, orders of courts, agencies or tribunals or non-performance of third parties. The provisions of this paragraph are in addition to, and not intended to limit or modify, the limitation of Limitation of Liability section as stipulated above.
These Terms of Service, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Meaningo without restriction.
These Terms of Service shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Delaware, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and Meaningo that arises in whole or in part from the Meaningo Site shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Delaware. These Terms of Service, together with the Community Guidelines, Privacy Notice available at http://www.Meaningo.com/privacy and any other legal notices published by Meaningo on the Site, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Meaningo concerning the Meaningo Site. If any provision of these Terms of Service is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Service, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any term of these Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and Meaningo’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Meaningo reserves the right to amend these Terms of Service at any time and without notice, and it is your responsibility to review these Terms of Service for any changes. Your use of the Meaningo Site following any amendment of these Terms of Service will signify your assent to and acceptance of its revised terms. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these Terms of Service and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind Meaningo in any respect whatsoever
YOU AND MEANINGO AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE SITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION SHALL BE PERMANENTLY BARRED.
BETA Test Warning
Please note that the Site is currently in its BETA version and undergoing BETA testing. You understand and agree that the services provided by Meaningo may still contain software bugs, suffer disruptions and not operate as intended or designated. Your use of the services at this stage signifies your understanding of and agreement to participate in the Service BETA testing.
Customer Service Contact
To get in touch with our Customer Service – please use any of the options listed below:
1. Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Send us a Letter to:Meaningo Inc.
1313 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801