Hourspent Terms & Conditions was written in English (US). Therefore when translated into any other language which may conflicts with this current version, this current English version controls all other version. Kindly note that the Section 16 has few changes for users outside the United States.
Date of Last Revision: January 25th 2017
What you share
You are the owner of any skills, video clips, messages, files, images etc you post on Hourspent, and you have the right to control, share or delete any of it. If you post any content that is not your property, you must do so with the owner's concept.
For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (IP content), you specifically grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Hourspent (IP License). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
When you delete any of your IP content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).
When you login or signup with your Facebook or Twitter account, we may ask for your permission to access your contact details but cannot post on your behalf, control your account or content and information that others have shared with you. We respect your privacy, and your agreement with any of them.
When you publish video clips and images, it means that you are allowing everyone, including people off of Hourspent, to access and use that information, and to associate it with you (i.e., your name and profile picture). However, you have the right to report to us to stop anyone that has an account with us from using your content as their own provided that you own that content.
We always appreciate your ideas, feedbacks or other suggestions about Hourspent, but you understand that we may use your feedback or suggestions without any obligation to compensate you for them (just as you have no obligation to offer them).
We do our best to keep Hourspent safe, but we cannot guarantee it. We need your help to keep Hourspent safe, which includes the following commitments by you:
You will not post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam) on Hourspent.
You will not collect users' content or information, or otherwise access Hourspent, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our prior permission.
You will not engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme, on Hourspent.
You will not upload viruses or other malicious code.
You will not solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else.
You will not bully, intimidate, or harass any user.
You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence.
You will not use Hourspent to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory.
You will not do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of Hourspent, such as a denial of service attack or interference with page rendering or other Hourspent functionality.
You will not facilitate or encourage any violations of this Statement or our policies.
Registration and Account Security
Hourspent users provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:
You will not provide any false personal information on Hourspent, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
You will not create more than one personal account.
If we disable your account, you will not create another one without our permission.
You will not use your personal account primarily for your own commercial gain, and will use a Hourspent Power Brand Page for such purposes.
If you are below 13 years, you must manage your account under the supervision of your guardian
You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
You will not share your password or let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.
You will not transfer your account (including any Page or application you administer) to anyone without first getting our written permission.
If you select a username or similar identifier for your account or Power Brand Page, we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it if we believe it is appropriate (such as when a trademark owner complains about a username that does not closely relate to a user's actual name).
How We Protect Other People's Rights
We respect other people's rights, and expect you to do the same.
You will not post content or take any action on Hourspent that infringes or violates someone else's rights or otherwise violates the law.
We can remove any content or information you post on Hourspent if we believe that it violates this Statement or our policies.
If we remove your content for infringing someone else's copyright, and you believe we removed it by mistake, we will provide you with an opportunity to appeal.
If you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights, we will disable your account when appropriate.
You will not use our copyrights or Trademarks or any confusingly similar marks without prior written permission.
You will not post anyone's identification documents or sensitive financial information on Hourspent.
You will not send email invitations to non-users without their consent.
Using Hourspent On Mobile and Other Devices
We currently provide our mobile services for free, but please be aware that your carrier's normal rates and fees, such as text messaging and data charges, will still apply.
If you make a payment on Hourspent, you agree to our Payments Terms unless it is stated that other terms apply.
Unique Provisions Applicable to Brand Pages
If you create or administer a Brand Page on Hourspent, or run a promotion or an offer from your Page, you agree to our Pages Terms:
1. You own the Brand name or you are licensed to use it.
2. All content uploaded on the specific Power Brand name is your sole property or you have licensing right to use it.
3. You will be held reliable for any damages that result from using 3rd party brands on your personal and Brand Page.
We’ll notify you before we make changes to these terms and give you the opportunity to review and comment on the revised terms before continuing to use our Services.
If we make changes to policies, guidelines or other terms referenced in or incorporated by this Terms &condition, we may email you about the update
Your continued use of the Hourspent Services, following notice of the changes to our terms, policies or guidelines, constitutes your acceptance of our amended terms, policies or guidelines.
If you violate the letter or spirit of Hourspent Terms & Condition, or otherwise create risk or possible legal exposure for us, we can stop providing all or part of Hourspent to you. We will notify you by email or at the next time you attempt to access your account. You may also delete your account at any time.
You will resolve any claim, cause of action or dispute (claim) you have with us arising out of or relating to this Statement or Hourspent exclusively in United States District Court for the District of Delaware and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating all such claims. The laws of the State of Delaware will govern this Terms, as well as any claim that might arise between you and us, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
If anyone brings a claim against us related to your actions, content or information on Hourspent, you will indemnify and hold us harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable legal fees and costs) related to such claim. Although we provide rules for user conduct, we do not control or direct users' actions on Hourspent and are not responsible for the content or information users transmit or share on Hourspent. We are not responsible for any offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable content or information you may encounter on Hourspent. We are not responsible for the conduct, whether online or offline, of any user of Hourspent.
WE TRY TO KEEP HOURSPENT UP, BUG-FREE, AND SAFE, BUT YOU USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE PROVIDING HOURSPENT AS IS WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT HOURSPENT WILL ALWAYS BE SAFE, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT HOURSPENT WILL ALWAYS FUNCTION WITHOUT DISRUPTIONS, DELAYS OR IMPERFECTIONS. HOURSPENT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS, CONTENT, INFORMATION, OR DATA 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. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS STATEMENT OR HOURSPENT, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. OUR AGGREGATE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF THIS TERMS OR HOURSPENT WILL NOT EXCEED THE GREATER OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($10) OR THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE PAID US IN THE PAST ONE WEEK. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, HOURSPENT'S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
Unique Provisions Applicable to Users Outside the United States
We strive to create a global community with consistent standards for everyone, but we also strive to respect local laws. The following provisions apply to users and non-users who interact with Hourspent outside the United States:
You consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States and Germany.
If you are located in a country embargoed by the United States, or are on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals you will not engage in commercial activities on Hourspent (such as advertising, creating a Brand Page or payments). You will not use Hourspent if you are prohibited from receiving products, services, or software originating from the United States.
By "Hourspent" or” Hourspent Services” we mean the features and services we make available, including through (a) our website at www.hourspent.com and any other Hourspent branded or co-branded websites (including sub-domains, international versions, widgets, and mobile versions); (b) our Platform; (c) social plugins such as the Like button, the repin button and other similar offerings; and (d) other media, brands, products, services, software (such as a toolbar), devices, or networks now existing or later developed.
By "Platform" we mean a set of APIs and services (such as content) that enable others, including application developers and website operators, to retrieve data from Hourspent or provide data to us.
By "information" we mean facts and other information about you, including actions taken by users and non-users who interact with Hourspent.
By "content" we mean anything you or other users post, provide or share using Hourspent Services.
By "data" or "user data" or "user's data" we mean any data, including a user's content or information that you or third parties can retrieve from Hourspent or provide to Hourspent through Platform.
By "post" we mean post on Hourspent or otherwise make available by using Hourspent.
By "use" we mean use, run, copy, publicly perform or display, distribute, modify, translate, and create derivative works of.
By "application" we mean any application or website that uses or accesses Platform, as well as anything else that receives or has received data from us. If you no longer access Platform but have not deleted all data from us, the term application will apply until you delete the data.
By “Trademarks” we mean Hourspent Trademarks and other companies trademarks.
If you are a resident of or have your principal place of business in the US or Canada, this Statement is an agreement between you and Hourspent, Inc. References to “us,” “we,” and “our” mean Hourspent, Inc.
This Terms makes up the entire agreement between the parties regarding Hourspent, and supersedes any prior agreements.
If any portion of this Statement is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.
If we fail to enforce any of this Statement, it will not be considered a waiver.
Any amendment to or waiver of this Terms must be made in writing and signed by us.
You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Statement to anyone else without our consent.
All of our rights and obligations under this Statement are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.
Nothing in this Statement shall prevent us from complying with the law.
This Statement does not confer any third party beneficiary rights.
We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you.
You will comply with all applicable laws when using or accessing Hourspent.
Payment Terms: These additional terms apply to all payments made to users on or through Hourspent, unless it is stated that other terms apply.
Hourspent Privacy Policies: These guidelines outline the policies that apply to applications, including Connect sites.
Promotions Guidelines: These guidelines outline the policies that apply if you offer contests, sweepstakes, and other types of promotions on Hourspent.
Hourspent Brand Resources: These guidelines outline the policies that apply to use of Hourspent trademarks, logos and screenshots.
Pages Terms: These guidelines apply to your use of Hourspent Pages.
Community Standards: These guidelines outline our expectations regarding the content you post to Hourspent and your activity on Hourspent.
How to Report Claims of Intellectual Property Infringement