The information provided on the Service is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation or which would subject us to any registration requirement within such jurisdiction or country. Accordingly, those persons who choose to access the Service from such locations do so on their own initiative and are solely responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Provided that you are eligible to use the Service, you are granted a limited license to access and use the Service and to download or print a copy of any portion of the Content to which you have properly gained access solely for your personal, non-commercial use. We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you in and to the Service, the Content and the Marks.
User Contributions Intellectual Property Rights
For information on the rules that govern the intellectual property rights of user-submitted content, such as text, graphics, videos and other multimedia content, submitted by users through Yack to the Yack Community or to External Communities (collectively, “Contributions”, “User Contributions”), please refer to the USER CONTENT CONTRIBUTIONS and CONTRIBUTION LICENSE sections.
If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service (or any portion thereof).
The Yack Application is a desktop application that lets you interact with various existing social media platforms and online communities from one uniform interface. In addition, Yack gives you access to our very own community where you can leave feedback, report bugs, and interact with other Yack users. Given that we do not track or control your activity on external communities, nor do we control the content policies and terms of service of these communities, we handle these two types of communities very differently and distinguish between them throughout these Terms of Service. For the purpose of these Terms of Service, “External Communities” and the “Yack Community” are as defined below:
External Communities: Any social media platform, forum or external community supported by Yack, but not operated by Us or residing on Our servers. We do not control or track your activity on these communities nor do we have access to your credentials on these communities, and you must fully abide by the rules and policies of these communities in your interaction with them. Yack currently supports the following External Communities (subject to change without notice):
Yack Community: A community running on Discourse forum software that we operate and administer. An account on the Yack community is automatically created when you register for the Yack Application. We track and control your activity on the Yac Community and you must fully abide to the policies specified in these Terms of Service in all your interactions with it.
You may not access or use the Service for any purpose other than that for which we make the Service available. The Service may not be used in connection with any commercial endeavors except those that are specifically endorsed or approved by us.
As a user of our Service, you agree not to:
Systematically retrieve data or other content from the Service to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without written permission from us.
Make any unauthorized use of the Service, including collecting usernames and/or email addresses of users by electronic or other means for the purpose of sending unsolicited email, or creating user accounts by automated means or under false pretenses.
Use a buying agent or purchasing agent to make purchases on the Service.
Use the Service to advertise or offer to sell goods and services.
Circumvent, disable, or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Service, including features that prevent or restrict the use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on the use of the Service and/or the Content contained therein.
Engage in unauthorized framing of or linking to the Service.
Trick, defraud, or mislead us and other users, especially in any attempt to learn sensitive account information such as user passwords.
Make improper use of our support services or submit false reports of abuse or misconduct.
Engage in any automated use of the system, such as using scripts to send comments or messages, or using any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools.
Interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on the Service or the networks or services connected to the Service.
Attempt to impersonate another user or person or use the username of another user.
Sell or otherwise transfer your profile.
Use any information obtained from the Service in order to harass, abuse, or harm another person.
Use the Service as part of any effort to compete with us or otherwise use the Service and/or the Content for any revenue-generating endeavor or commercial enterprise.
Decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Service.
Attempt to bypass any measures of the Service designed to prevent or restrict access to the Service, or any portion of the Service.
Harass, annoy, intimidate, or threaten any of our employees or agents engaged in providing any portion of the Service to you.
Delete the copyright or other proprietary rights notice from any Content.
Copy or adapt the Service’s software code.
Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) viruses, Trojan horses, or other material, including excessive use of capital letters and spamming (continuous posting of repetitive text), that interferes with any party’s uninterrupted use and enjoyment of the Service or modifies, impairs, disrupts, alters, or interferes with the use, features, functions, operation, or maintenance of the Service.
Upload or transmit (or attempt to upload or to transmit) any material that acts as a passive or active information collection or transmission mechanism, including without limitation, clear graphics interchange formats (“gifs”), 1×1 pixels, web bugs, cookies, or other similar devices (sometimes referred to as “spyware” or “passive collection mechanisms” or “pcms”).
Except as may be the result of standard search engine or Internet browser usage, use, launch, develop, or distribute any automated system, including without limitation, any spider, robot, cheat utility, scraper, or offline reader that accesses the Service, or using or launching any unauthorized script or other software.
Disparage, tarnish, or otherwise harm, in our opinion, us and/or the Service.
Use the Service in a manner inconsistent with any applicable laws or regulations.
USER LOGIN AND REGISTRATION
Yack and the Yack Community Login and Registration To use the Yack Application and Yack Community you will be required to register with our Service. At this time, registration requires only a valid email address to which we send a special login link (“Login Link”). Clicking on the Login Link will take you to a special login page on our Website that will initialize the Yack application installed on your system. A password is not currently required, but this may change in the future. Should a password ever be collected, you agree to keep your password confidential and are responsible for all use of your account and password. During Yack registration you will have the opportunity to set a unique username that will be used to represent you on the Yack Community. We reserve the right to remove, reclaim, or change a username you select if we determine, in our sole discretion, that such username is inappropriate, obscene, or otherwise objectionable.
External Community Login and Registration
Yack allows you to log into your existing accounts on External Communities so you can access content specific to these accounts and gain access to additional functionality such as creating new posts or comments in these communities. You represent and warrant that you are entitled to grant Yack access to your External Community Account without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable External Community Account, and without obligating Us to pay any fees or making Us subject to any usage limitations imposed by these communities.
Having a Yack account does not automatically authenticate you on External Communities, you must log into your account on these communities to be authenticated on them. Yack offers no means of registering an account on External Communities, to register an account, you must use the websites or mobile applications of these communities.
Importantly, when you log into External Communities, you do so on pages served by their servers. We do not have access to, monitor or store your External Community credentials, Yack simply records whether you have been successfully authenticated and creates an authenticated session that can be used to browse data specific to your account on these communities, and that grants you other rights such as posting in these communities. Authenticated External Community sessions remain valid for as long as you remain logged into Yack, or until they are timed out or invalidated by the communities themselves. When you log out of Yack, your External Community sessions are invalidated and you must log into these communities once again to reestablish access to your account on them.
To reiterate: WE DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO OR STORE YOUR EXTERNAL COMMUNITY CREDENTIALS, NOR DO WE TRACK OR STORE YOUR ACTIVITIES ON THESE COMMUNITIES.
USER CONTENT CONTRIBUTIONS
Yack allows you to contribute to, or participate in blogs, message boards, online forums, and other functionality, and provides you with the opportunity to create, submit, post, display, transmit, perform, publish, distribute, or broadcast content and materials to our Service, including but not limited to text, writings, video, audio, photographs, graphics, comments, suggestions, or personal information or other material (collectively, "Contributions").
Your contributions will be viewable by other users of the Service and potentially through third-party websites and applications, specifically, the websites and applications of External Communities, if you contribute to these. As such, any Contributions you transmit may be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.
Content Contribution Rules for the Yack Community
When you create or make available any Contributions to the Yack Community, you thereby represent and warrant that:
The creation, distribution, transmission, public display, or performance, and the accessing, downloading, or copying of your Contributions do not and will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or moral rights of any third party.
Your Contributions are not false, inaccurate, or misleading.
Your Contributions are not unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, pyramid schemes, chain letters, spam, mass mailings, or other forms of solicitation.
Your Contributions are not obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, violent, harassing, libelous, slanderous, or otherwise objectionable (as determined by us).
Your Contributions do not ridicule, mock, disparage, intimidate, or abuse anyone.
Your Contributions do not advocate the violent overthrow of any government or incite, encourage, or threaten physical harm against another.
Your Contributions do not violate any applicable law, regulation, or rule.
Your Contributions do not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party.
Your Contributions do not contain any material that solicits personal information from anyone under the age of 18 or exploits people under the age of 18 in a sexual or violent manner.
Your Contributions do not violate any federal or state law concerning child pornography, or otherwise intended to protect the health or well-being of minors;
Your Contributions do not include any offensive comments that are connected to race, national origin, gender, sexual preference, or physical handicap.
Content Contribution Rules for External Communities
Your Contributions to External Communities will be posted on these communities and be accessible through their websites or other third party applications that connect to these services. These Contributions cannot be accessed by us and are not monitored, or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for any External Communities accessed through Yack or any Contributions posted on, available through, or installed from Yack, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices, or other policies of or contained on External Communities or External Community Content. Inclusion of, linking to, or permitting access to such content does not imply approval or endorsement thereof by us. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any External Communities accessed using Yack.
You agree and acknowledge that we do not endorse the products or services offered on External Communities and you shall hold us harmless from any harm caused by your purchase of such products or services. Additionally, you shall hold us harmless from any losses sustained by you or harm caused to you relating to or resulting in any way from any Third-Party Content or any contact with Third-Party Websites.
If your External Community account or associated service becomes unavailable, or your access to your account is terminated by the External Community service provider, then External Community Content may no longer be available to you on and through Yack.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES AND CONTRIBUTIONS ON EXTERNAL COMMUNITIES ARE GOVERNED BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH THE OPERATORS OF THESE COMMUNITIES. We do not monitor and cannot control you Contributions to External Communities, and do not in any way vouch for their appropriateness, accuracy, legality, or non-infringement.
Contributions to the Yack Community
By posting your Contributions to the Yack Community or making Contributions accessible to the Yack Community you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant to us an unrestricted, unlimited, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty-free, fully-paid, worldwide right, and license to host, use, copy, reproduce, disclose, sell, resell, publish, broadcast, retitle, archive, store, cache, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, transmit, excerpt (in whole or in part), and distribute such Contributions (including, without limitation, your image and voice) for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such Contributions, and grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing. The use and distribution may occur in any media formats and through any media channels.
This license will apply to any form, media, or technology now known or hereafter developed, and includes our use of your name, company name, and franchise name, as applicable, and any of the trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, and personal and commercial images you provide. You waive all moral rights in your Contributions, and you warrant that moral rights have not otherwise been asserted in your Contributions.
We do not assert any ownership over your Contributions. You retain full ownership of all of your Contributions and any intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights associated with your Contributions. We are not liable for any statements or representations in your Contributions provided by you in any area on the Service. You are solely responsible for your Contributions to the Service and you expressly agree to exonerate us from any and all responsibility and to refrain from any legal action against us regarding your Contributions.
We have the right, in our sole and absolute discretion, (1) to edit, redact, or otherwise change any Contributions; (2) to re-categorize any Contributions to place them in more appropriate locations on the Service; and (3) to pre-screen or delete any Contributions at any time and for any reason, without notice. We have no obligation to monitor your Contributions.
Contributions to External Communities
Content contributions submitted to External Communities are subject to the content policies and terms of service of those communities. We do not track, access, store or use Contributions to External Communities, nor do we assert any license or ownership rights over such Contributions.
FEES AND PAYMENT
We do not currently charge for Yack or other Services, but in the future you may be required to purchase or pay a fee to access some of our Services. Should this be the case, you agree to provide current, complete, and accurate purchase and account information for all purchases made via the Service. You further agree to promptly update account and payment information, including email address, payment method, and payment card expiration date, so that we can complete your transactions and contact you as needed. Should fees be collected, we will bill you through an online billing account for purchases made via the Service. Sales tax will be added to the price of purchases as deemed required by us. We may change prices at any time. All payments will be in US dollars.
You agree to pay all charges or fees at the prices in effect at the time you make your purchases, and you authorize us to charge your chosen payment provider for any such amounts upon making your purchase.
We reserve the right to correct any errors or mistakes in pricing, even if we have already requested or received payment. We also reserve the right to refuse any order placed through the Service.
You can cancel your Yack account at any time by contacting us at [email protected]. Your cancellation will take effect and your account will be deleted as soon as we are reasonably able to process your request.
GUIDELINES FOR REVIEWS
We may provide you areas on the Service to leave feedback, reviews or ratings of our products. When posting a review, you must comply with the following criteria: (1) you should have firsthand experience with the products being reviewed; (2) your reviews should not contain offensive profanity, or abusive, racist, offensive, or hate language; (3) your reviews should not contain discriminatory references based on religion, race, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability; (4) your reviews should not contain references to illegal activity; (5) you should not be affiliated with competitors if posting negative reviews; (6) you should not make any conclusions as to the legality of conduct; (7) you may not post any false or misleading statements; and (8) you may not organize a campaign encouraging others to post reviews, whether positive or negative.
We may accept, reject, or remove reviews at our sole discretion. We have absolutely no
obligation to screen reviews or to delete reviews, even if anyone considers reviews
objectionable or inaccurate. Reviews are not endorsed by us, and do not necessarily represent our opinions or the views of any of our affiliates or partners. We do not assume liability for any review or for any claims, liabilities, or losses resulting from any review: By posting a review, you hereby grant to us a perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, fully-paid, assignable, and sublicensable right and license to reproduce, modify, translate, transmit by any means, display, perform, and/or distribute all content relating to reviews.
YACK SOFTWARE LICENSE
Yack Use License
Apple macOS App Store
We may allow advertisers to display their advertisements and other information in certain areas of the Service, such as sidebar advertisements or banner advertisements. If you are an advertiser, you shall take full responsibility for any advertisements you place on the Service and any services provided on the Service or products sold through those advertisements. Further, as an advertiser, you warrant and represent that you possess all rights and authority to place advertisements on the Service, including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, publicity rights, and contractual rights. We simply provide the space to place such advertisements, and we have no other relationship with advertisers.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that any material available on or through the Yack Community infringes upon any copyright you own or control, please notify us immediately using the contact information provided below (a "Notification"). A copy of your Notification will be sent to the person who posted or stored the material addressed in the Notification. Please be advised that pursuant to federal law you may be held liable for damages if you make material misrepresentations in a Notification. Thus, if you are not sure that material located on or linked to by the Service infringes your copyright, you should consider first contacting an attorney. If you notice content that potentially infringes on any copyright you own and control posted on any External Communities accessed through Yack, please contact the operators of those External Communities. We do not control our users’ access or activity on these communities.
TERM AND TERMINATION
MODIFICATIONS AND INTERRUPTIONS
If this provision is found to be illegal or unenforceable, then neither Party will elect to arbitrate >any Dispute falling within that portion of this provision found to be illegal or unenforceable and such Dispute shall be decided by a court of competent jurisdiction within the courts listed for jurisdiction above, and the Parties agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of that court.
The Parties agree that any arbitration shall be limited to the Dispute between the Parties individually. To the full extent permitted by law, (a) no arbitration shall be joined with any other proceeding; (b) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be arbitrated on a class-action basis or to utilize class action procedures; and (c) there is no right or authority for any Dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons. Exceptions to Arbitration The Parties agree that the following Disputes are not subject to the above provisions concerning binding arbitration: (a) any Disputes seeking to enforce or protect' or concerning the validity off any of the intellectual property rights of a Party; (b) any Dispute related to, or arising from, allegations of theft, piracy, invasion of privacy, or unauthorized use; and (c) any claim for injunctive relief. If this provision is found to be illegal or unenforceable, then neither Party will elect to arbitrate any Dispute falling within that portion of this provision found to be illegal or unenforceable and such Dispute shall be decided by a court of competent jurisdiction within the courts listed for jurisdiction above, and the Parties agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of that court.
There may be information on the Service that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions, including descriptions, pricing, availability, and various other information. We reserve the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies, or omissions and to change or update the information on the Service at any time, without prior notice.
THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN AS-IS AND AS-AVAILABLE BASIS. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF YACK AND OUR SERVICE WILL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICE AND YOUR USE THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT FOUND ON OUR SERVICE OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE SERVICE AND WE WILL ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (1) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT AND MATERIALS, (2) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE, (3) ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (4) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE SERVICE, (5) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE SERVICE BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (6) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT AND MATERIALS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE SERVICE. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE SERVICE, ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, OR ANY WEBSITE OR APPLICATION FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY 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.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
IN NO EVENT WILL WE OR OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT, LOST REVENUE, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, OUR LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE LESSER OF THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO US OR CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO you, AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
We will maintain certain data that you transmit to the Service for the purpose of managing the performance of the Service, as well as data relating to your use of the Service. Although we perform regular routine backups of data, you are solely responsible for all data that you transmit or that relates to any activity you have undertaken using the Service. You agree that we shall have no liability to you for any loss or corruption of any such data, and you hereby waive any right of action against us arising from any such loss or corruption of such data.
ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSACTIONS, AND SIGNATURES
Visiting the Service, sending us emails, and completing online forms constitute electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications, and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications we provide to you electronically, via email and on the Service, satisfy any legal requirement that such communication be in writing. YOU HEREBY AGREE TO THE USE OF ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES, CONTRACTS, ORDERS, AND OTHER RECORDS, AND TO ELECTRONIC DELIVERY OF NOTICES, POLICIES, AND RECORDS OF TRANSACTIONS INITIATED OR COMPLETED BY US OR VIA THE SERVICE. You hereby waive any rights or requirements under any statutes, regulations, rules, ordinances, or other laws in any jurisdiction which require an original signature or delivery or retention of non-electronic records, or to payments or the granting of credits by any means other than electronic means.
CALIFORNIA USERS AND RESIDENTS
If any complaint with us is not satisfactorily resolved, you can contact the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs in writing at 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N 112, Sacramento, California 95834 or by telephone at (800) 952-5210 or (916) 445-1254.
In order to resolve a complaint regarding the Service or to receive further information regarding use of the Service, please contact us at [email protected] or by post at: